Friday, November 23, 2007

The Observation Deck (23rd Nov. 2007)

Did you survive Black Friday?

  • William Shatner is pissed that he is not in the forthcoming Star Trek movie, like anyone wants to see his old ass. The majority of the movie is taken from the point of view of the crew when they were younger, though, right? I guess he is just hating b/c Spock is in the joint, though. Old ass.
  • The Romantics are suing Activision for covering their song too well for Guitar Hero. Activision got permission to create a cover of "What I Like About You", but their cover was done so well that it is "virtually indistinguishable from the authentic version", which is kind of like being pissed that a kid at a piano recital played his concerto perfectly. Shit to get their old-ass name in the news, that's all.
  • Marion Jones got her track-running ass banned for two years for using the cream (or is it the clear?); I wonder what Barry Bonds' fate is...
  • This nigga needs to go back to purse-snatching school: how the FUCK are you snatching purses, and ripping fingers off of people's hands? What kind of snatcher does a drive-by snatching anyways? License plates, dumb-ass!

I need some ends...

Leon on Curb Your Enthusiasm

I've slept on Season 6 of Curb Your Enthusiasm, but caught up with it over the last week or so. That nigga Leon is the truth. J.B. Smoove is the actor's name, you might have seen him in Pootie Tang or other joints. I found clips of his scenes on YouTube, and want to share what's been cracking me up this week:

"Get In That Ass"

"Long Balls"

"Phone Swap"

Great season,and one of the best parts was my man Leon.

Friday, November 23rd 2007 playlist

Not much going on right now. Not feelin' work on Black Friday, got some ish to review and seemingly no time to do that, and keep a sane head sometimes. I think I just need 40 winks and a 40 (not in that order, though). Check out the leaks of the week:

follow the drip...


Did you sleep on the DJ Triple H & DJ Cable mixtape, Southern Smackdown, hosted by Lil' Keke? I hope not.


This week's FYLP features slick DNB heat from Method One, Terravita, Black Sun Empire, Jem One and ESB. I also recently posted up some FREE DNB MP3s from Atlantic Connection's WESTBAY BLOGS. Check the fire out.


Saigon's Moral Of The Story mixtape dropped (leaked?) the other day. Check out the tracklisting:

1. Come On Baby (Remix) f/Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz
2. What A Life f/Tre Williams
3. The South, The West, The East Coast
4. Saigon Meets Just Blaze
5. Get Mine And Go
6. Wake Up
7. In A Mess
8. I Know
9. Homegirl f/Al B. Sure
10. Who Can Get Busy f/Grand Puba
11. Anybody Can Get It
12. How We Get Down
13. Ryders (Da Ville To Da Stuy) f/Memphis Bleek
14. Wanna Know f/Obie Trice
15. Rap And Bullshit pt. 2
16. Reason, Season, Lifetime f/Jovan Dais
17. Just Blaze Speaks

I'm so over him, though. I really don't even like his rhymes in that "C'Mon Baby" rmx, but it still knocks. And what's good with Al B Sure! on this? Is that an album cut?


Feeling kind of grimey, so I figured I'd just end this now with a video I peeped over at Sit Down Stand Up:

Donny Goines "Do It For Hip Hop"

Save me some turkey, dogs. One.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

For those who know me, they know I dig the Peanuts family. Always have, and always will. I didn't watch it yet (it's on the DVR), but I saw that A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is on YouTube. Peep out this 1973 classic cartoon:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Word to Franklin.

Be Thankful For What You Got

I'm not the BIGGEST Thanksgiving head. I am not into the whole folklore of the White Man and the Red Man sitting down to eat corn and shit. I don't think it went down that way. Being a Family Man, though, I do get sentimental, and I do appreciate certain things. I am thankful that my family is alive and well, and not ending up in a tragic accident like the one that happened around the corner from my house yesterday, or the murder that popped off near my in-laws last weekend. I am thankful that my Nets finally won last night. Among all, I'm thankful to still be enjoying this blog. Being a writer that blogs for not much seems like a dumb thing to do, but I am having a ball, and getting to converse with some down ass people. I am thankful for my peers in this lil' thing of ours.

In any case, all of that is not why I am posting right now. I wanted to throw a "thank"-y track up for the day, and it hit me: "Be Thankful For What You Got". Perfect vibe, perfect message, just right for me and mine. But you know we have to take it a step further... so here are the original, as well as 3 different versions of this beautiful cut
Enjoy your turkey day: grab a cold one and relax with those who mean the most to you.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Marv Won vs Nems

Shouts to Perpetuum for hittin' me with this. Nems is the truth.

I like Nems. I think Marv did aaaaaaiiiiiight (that "Slick Rick shit" shit was dope), but I like Nems' flow better.

Pre-Order 8 Diagrams TODAY!

The Wu-Tang Clan Mega Store opened today, and you can pre-order 8 Diagrams. I'd say you should grab the 8 Diagrams package, which is the limited edition CD/DVD version of 8 Diagrams, as well as the t-shirt (which you save $5 on when ordering this package). All they need to include is a 40 and a Dutch and it'd be ON!

Peep the tracklist:

1. Campfire
2. Take it Back
3. Get Them Out Ya Way Pa
4. Face the Problems
5. The Heart Gently Weeps
7. Wolves
8. Gun Will Go
9. Sunlight
10. SKIT (Robin Harris)
11. Stick Me for My Riches
12. Windmill
13. Weak Spot
14. Life Changes
15. Starter
16. You Can’t Stop Me Now
17. Watch Your Mouth
eskay threw some leaked joints from the LP up today (ripped from DJ Semtex's radio show), so check those, then pre-order this, and support one of the illest groups in Hip-Hop history.

BONUS: Enigmatik posted the latest RZA interview segment with Kotari. Holla.

Aftermath Studio Session Pt. 2

(see Pt. 1)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

rock the dub radio (test)

Listen... please?

I'm testing out the sounds of my shoutcast, provided by NovaShells... mostly DNB tonight. Let me know how it sounds! (AIM: DOA khal)


Snippets Day!

Today must be the day that the snippets come out to play:

Phew. Keep up, kids!

The Observation Deck (20th Nov. 2007)

  • Jordin Sparks' debut album is out today, and people are ALREADY asking if homegirl will be "the next Carrie Underwood". Let the girl find her lane and do her numbers (my opinion? she will make loot but I doubt she will be winning awards like THAT); on an entirely different subject, I like seeing curvy, full-figured teens on that level. Great to see that not all singers have to be fucking Aly & AJ.
  • Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice premieres on Jan. 3rd, and will feature cats like Gene Simmons, Vincent Pastore, Omarosa, Lennox Lewis and Stephen Baldwin, among others. I'll give it a few episodes, but this is NOT the direction this show should be going in...
  • I would only consider buying an AT&T/Napster cellphone if I could use it like I used Napster... back in 2000.
  • Speaking of new tech, who's going to cop that Amazon "Kindle" for me? Did you see the prices to subscribe to newspapers and shit? I mean, $.99 for a blog? I wonder if I could get some ends off that...
  • Sports Nigga Jail News: Michael Vick surrendered a few weeks early, hoping they are gonna chop his sentence (not gonna happen), and Mike Tyson has to do one day in a spot that makes you wear pink underwear.
  • While I think it's damn cool that the Internet show "quarterlife" just got picked up to be shown on NBC, is this how its going to be? Can there NOT be any "Internet-only" shows? Or will each gem be plucked to the majors?

Lemme stop and get some work done...

Monday, November 19, 2007

Saigon: "I QUIT"

eskay posted up this story about recordings of Saigon being interviewed recently on Shade45, saying he finna slap everyone from Nelly to Melyssa Ford. He reportedly said he was drunk when he said that shit (but then had words for Joe Budden!?)... and now my nigga Enigmatik hit me with this link, showing Saigon just being frustrated and, well, quitting. Now, before he deletes this shit, I am posting this up, in its entirety...unedited:

Monday, November 19, 2007

I QUIT........

You see I got into rap a very very long time ago, I didnt do it to become rich, I didnt do it to become famous, I did it because it was a way for me to vent about the bad things that were happening around me, It was therapy for me so to speak.....Ive realized now that sooo many people have gotten into Hip Hop, whether the business aspect or otherwise, its not really for me anymore...First of all, people need to know
that I am a contraversal person period, before I ever was in a magazine, on T.V. in a studio, I was very very deep in the street shit...Contraversy has always followed me, Its unfortunate but it is what it is...Its my life...I dont try to start shit to cause contraversy, its the Media, the press and yall who eat off contraversy who start the shit, try to make me look wild or out of control when Im just being myself....I cant take turning on a computer and seeing my name being thrown around in all kinds of ways, Its not good for me, and not good for these writers, I am accident prone for life, I will take a page out of the Wu Tang book and beat the shit outta one of yall man, youre playing with fire.. Should I post my Rap Sheet on the internet for yall dummies..Im not a regular dude. I never signed up for this so Im stepping away from this fake shit.....I did a interview on Shade45, the interview was 2 hours long mind you, we talked about EVERYTHING from what we need to do as a people to get on track to economizing and everything but you know whats on all the so called media outlets in boldface as the headline, 'Saigon Disses Whoever'...You know what part of a 2 hr interview they replay? Me saying something about a person...If I woulda said, Ill slap John Hardy Hawkins for his role in the Slave trade, they would never put it in boldface or re run it 1000 times, but If I say Ill slap a rapper or
something, Its the headline news of the day....Thats ass backwards to me so Im done...No more interviews, no more mixtapes, no nothing....Im not a rapper anymore, Im done.. Im back to being regular me...This shit is too fake for me, I found myself getting caught up in the bullshit but now Ill gladly walk away...These people are so predictable that to prove to my niggas who would say my buzz was dying or whatever, I would say 'oh yeah', watch this, then for fun, I would just do an interview and make a comment about someone because I knew they would run back like little bitches who instigate something to get the people talking. Then walah, youre buzz is back, (nevermind the 10 great new songs you just put out)..But its not fun anymore...I look at the Prodigy incident, that started not because of anything but these media outlets...He told me to suck his dick in an INTERVIEW..Then it becomes physical, we both coulda got shot, stabbed or even killed...Had I been with my crew somebody wouldve died in there all over something that started in an INTERVIEW. Then the same people who instigated it would be talking about how senseless we are..I dont give a fuck if nobody ever does a story on me again..I dont rap anymore, I dont need it anymore... I no longer have to keep pretending to be a certain way to care about a radio spin, or an interview, so I can address these people when I see them like I BEEEEN wanting to, and thats unbiased. NO MOREASS KISSING FOR ME. (Thank God)All of that trying to be politically correct bullshit is just that,
bullshit..There is no honor amongst theives...Now I can say what the fuck I want, when I want, however I the fuck I want without people feeling like they have the right to ridicule me, judge me and talk slick about me because I have that word "rapper" attached to me, or because Im a "rapper" who supposed to know how to talk to these fake ass media people who really dont give 2 fucks about hip hop or black culture period. How many of these outlets are owned by black people anyway? I know alot of people dont give a fuck about me stepping away, some people might but so what, its a wrap...Some people will say I was wack anyway lol, or I never had punchlines or funny metaphores anyway, but that wasnt my thing anyway....I left enough great music behind for people to understand I was good at rapping, thats all I ever wanted out of it, But now Im back on my bullshit...I have no KIDS, I have nothing to lose. My purpose for even starting this was trying to get black people out of the stages of deaf, dumb and blindness and with the way of the world today thats a fight I probably couldve never won anyway...I wouldve given my life trying to save my people and died in vein like alot of people did...And to that rapper thats throwing my name around, U must be retarted or like hospital food or something, we have BEEF homie, not rap beef, beef beef..I have nothing more to say about that....Fuck this bum ass rap game anyway, its full of fake ass niggaz who pump poison to the kids, make a few dollars and act like theyre larger then life when they know their music is detrimental to their fucking communities, If it aint about sex, its about drugs or violence, where are the songs about getting an eduacation, or being responsible parents and shit, or stopping the Gang Violence...This shit is sickening......Im done.....SAIGON IS DEAD...Should I say Ill slap a rapper so they run and put it in all their news section and gossip columns..Okay Ill slap the shit outta EVERY Rapper hows that....I QUIT, now I gotta figure out how Im gonna break this to Just Blaze......THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD=Prophecy......
Wow. I respect what he was trying to do LYRICALLY, but really, nobody cares though, Sai. I mean, you aren't like Denzel with the acting, and with no album out, you're nothing more than a whisper in the mixtape circles. Maybe you really are just not cut out for being in the media's eye. Oh and LMFAO @ "now I gotta figure out how Im gonna break this to Just Blaze". Once you hit submit, he knew.

SMH @ his lack of basic grammar and vocab skills. Stay tuned for another episode of "As The Record Turns"...

Donny Goines, Hired Gun & Cause: Da Cypher

I have been tellin' you guys about the forthcoming Stand Up! show on the 6th of December being put on by SitDownStandUp & Oh Word (and being hosted by the iNTERNETS CELEBRITIES), featuring MCs Donny Goines, Hired Gun, Cauase, NYOIL and a mystery MC... to get you guys psyched, here's a cypher featuring MCs Donny Goines, Hired Gun & Cause (as seen on Oh Word):

You know you wanna go! Grab your tix NOW!

DJ Triple H & DJ Cable present Southern Smackdown

Back in August, I provied a link to a Guest Mix that DJ Cable did for BBC 1Xtra. Him and I have kept in contact, and he just hit me with a mixtape he recently completed with DJ Triple H entitled Southern Smackdown (zShare stream/dload link), which is hosted by the one like Lil' Keke. The tracklist is super up-front Dirty South Hip-Hop, from cats like Gorilla Zoe, Scarface, Dem Franchize Boyz, Killer Mike, David Banner and many more from the South. Check it out:


DJ Triple H

01 - Intro
02 - Gorilla Zoe – Lil Shawty
03 - Hurricane Chris – Hand Clap
04 - David Banner Feat. Yung Joc & Chris Brown- Get Like Me
05 - Sean P – Everywhere We Go
06 - Shawty Lo – They Know
07 - Killer Mike – Good
08 - Soulja Boy – Crank Dat (Travis Barker Remix)
09 - Dem Country Boyz – Spiderman
10 - Yung Joc Feat. Gorilla Zoe – Juice Box
11 - Lil Keke Feat. Birdman – G Til I Die

DJ Cable

12 - Dem Franchise Boyz Feat. Shop Boyz – Rock
13 - Scarface - Never
14 - Mike Jones - Turnin Heads
15 - Birdman Feat. Lil' Wayne - Pop Bottles
16 - Yung Joc Feat. Gorilla Zoe - Bottle Poppin'
17 - The Alliance - Diddy Bop
18 - Dem Franchise Boyz - I'm Fresh
19 - DJ Cable - Relax & Take Notes (Interlude)
20 - B.G. Feat. T.I. - For A Minute
21 - Webbie Feat. Lil' Boosie - Independent
22 - Soulja Boy - Shootout
23 - Outro
24 - DJ Khaled Feat. T-Pain, Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Lil' Wayne, Fat joe, Birdman & Rick Ross - I'm So Hood Remix (Bonus Track)
Super official; put some South in your mouth.

Fox News Porn

Fox News Porn

This is funny, but it's also sad. And it's damn true.

link spotted via Nah Right Lite

rock the dub radio: episode 009

Special edition of rock the dub radio here. Toasting the new Jay-Z album, as well as Nas' Greatest Hits package, I decided to make a show using tracks that show some of the different sides of both MCs. Lots of personal favorites in these 2 hours; I'll let the tracklist speak:

(direct MP3 download - podOmatic is doing maintenance, so it might not be available right now!)

02/Nas "The World Is Yours"
03/Nas "On The Real"
04/Nas "Purple"
05/Large Professor ft. Nas "Stay Chiseled"
06/Nas ft. Ludacris & Jadakiss "Made You Look (Remix)"
07/Nas ft. Jay-Z "Black Republicans"
08/Nas ft. Jay-Z & Lord Tariq "Analyze This"
09/Nas ft. Bravehearts "Zone Out"
10/Nas "I Gave You Power"
11/Nas "Everybody's Crazy"
12/Nas "Nazareth Savage"
13/Nas "U.B.R. (Unauthorized Biography of Rakim)"
14/Nas "No Idea's Original"
15/Nas "NY State of Mind"
16/Nas ft. The Game "Hustlers"
17/Nas "Come Take A Ride (2 Seater)"
18/Nas "Thief's Theme"
19/Jay-Z "Roc Boys (And The Winner Is...)"
20/Kanye West ft. Beanie Sigel & Freeway "Can't Tell Me Nothin' (Remix)"
21/Jay-Z ft. Memphis Bleek, Beanie Sigel & Amil "You, Me, Him & Her"
22/Beanie Sigel ft. Jay-Z "It's On"
23/Freeway ft. Beanie Sigel & Jay-Z "What We Do"
24/Jay-Z "44 Fours (Live)"
25/Jay-Z "Who You Wit II"
26/Jay-Z "It's Like That"
27/Jay-Z "All I Need"
28/Raekwon ft. Ghostface Killah & Nas "Verbal Intercourse"
29/The Roots ft. Dice Raw & Beanie Sigel "Adrenaline"
30/Jay-Z "Allure (DJ Green Lantern 'Flashing Lights' Blend)"
31/Jay-Z "My Last Song (DJ Nappy Green Album Mix)"
32/Jay-Z ft. Nas "Success"
33/Jay-Z "Show You How"
34/Jay-Z "Interlude (Poem)"
Threw some cuts many might not be too up on, as well as some joints that I think truly showcase how ill both of these individuals are. Let me know what you think.

Next week marks the 10th episode of rock the dub radio. Shouts to Chad and WGHH Radio for throwing my lil mixtapes out to the world. Episode 010 will be a battle (first of many, hopefully), entitled "dub vs. boom", and features an hour from myself, and an hour from my "Have You Seen Me Dunk?" fam, Enigmatik (of Boo Goo Doo Boom fame). Soundclash style, bringing fresh cuts as well as some old favorites. Keep on the lookout for that one.

As per usual: RSS \ e-mail me tracks!

Kanye Breaks Down (video)

Video spotted @ TSS; Wes has info on what transpired. Short story short, Kanye was performing in Paris, and broke down when "Hey Mama" dropped.

Kind of wild that he's still on tour - I don't think I could THINK, let alone go on a world tour, with my mom recently passing. Takes a big dude. Shouts to him in his time of mourning.