Saturday, February 23, 2008

BHM2K8: Nigger, What It Is?

Nas "What It Is" (original / DJ Khalil version): Shouts to Che Sing for posting this up (peep that post for a dope Khalil video as well). This is supposed to be some cuts off of Nigger. Well, one cut. That original version is ass - fake "epic" melodramatic malarky. The more I listen to the DJ Khalil version, I actually get excited - that grit, the dirtyness of the beat is so essential for Nas right now. Makes his verse pop so much harder than the original's bullshit corny beat. (Shouts to E for the link)

On That Leak: Elemental Emcee "John McCain Diss Rap"

Elemental Emcee "John McCain Diss Rap" (mirror): Over M.O.P.'s "Ante Up", ATL underground Hip-Hop artist Elemental Emcee rips into McCain's past and gives a convincing argument for not voting for that old man. Here are the lyrics.

Bonus Beats: Enigmatik hit me with this prank call McCain made...

[video] Justice "Phantom Pt. II"

Funky livin' room freak out:

RIP Teo Macero

RIP Teo Macero, who passed this past Tuesday. This is the guy who produced AND Bitches Brew and In A Silent Way; if not for Teo's mastery in the art of cut-up, those records wouldn't have sounded so cohesive... and shit like that helped begat Dub, which helped begat Hip-Hop and other forms of music. This man is a pioneer. Respect him.

BHM2K8: A Tropical People

We got hit with a few inches of snow yesterday - that meant it was time to shovel and stay home, toasty warm. Thing is, my 18-month son has never been out in the snow before. So prepared we got for our snow expedition...

You gotta love how boots we bought at the beginning of the season aren't even fitting anymore...

"Damn, what's good with this snow?"

Lil' man stepped off the curb and wasn't ready for the drop...

Yeah, he caught the full snow-suit on his pants. Peep my Starbury boots.

I think it was the wetness on his hands going up in his jacket - he was not feelin' it at ALL!

Seriously. We had only been out there for a few minutes...

"We's a tropical people, Da-Da..."

Friday, February 22, 2008

BHM2K8: Niggers & Chicken

Are you fucking kidding me? This Nigger: The Movie shit is going into some bullshit zone it seems:

What social commentary is this? Niggers liking chicken - nigga fuck you.

1 more hit: Where Is It?

1 more hit is the story of J Swift's attempt to rise from his various addictions, and has a critique on the disgusting side of creating "Reality TV". I first heard of this flick damn near two years ago... and I am wondering: WHERE IS IT!? Being a fan of Pharcyde, Hip-Hop production, escaping drug abuse and documentaries, this shit is right up my alley. I fear that this story will not get told if it sits around too long. I went to the 1 more hit website and e-mailed them, asking where the movie is at... hopefully I'll get an answer.

And where is Negro Knievel? Shit, not only did he do early Pharcyde work, but he's remixed both Prince AND Massive Attack,

Peep the trailer:

Hold ya head, J.

Friday, February 22nd 2008 playlist

Odd week. Oddly odd week. Just runnin' on fumes. Check the tunes:


leaks o' da week:

I've been on my grisly with the leaked albums/mixtapes this last week:
You should also check out DJ Cable's Weekly Mix: The 80's Edition, for that classic funk.


That's all ya boy got for the week - check out this in studio video of DJ MK of the UK, rockin' on Kiss FM with Percee P & Guilty Simpson from the 21st of Feb.:

Enjoy your weekend, fam.

[video] Busted Babies

Why does Plies get his own reality show? What channel is this going to be on? And why does this look like American Idol for ho's?:

BHM2K8: Fuck The Police

Spotted some footage of the riot Nah Right reported on over at, you guessed it, Nah Right:

Part 1

Part 2

Be peaceful... what the fuck!?

Keep fighting, my people.

On That Leak: Khia "Be Your Lady"

Khia "Be Your Lady": Homegirl stays ghetto, and let's you hood niggas know what kind of bitch she will be for you. Kind of repetitive.

Cheri Dennis In And Out Of Love

"I Love You" was my jawn since before Danity Kane had a name. Try before you buy.

[video] Count & Sinden ft. Kid Sister "Beeper"

"hit me on my beeper!":

[video] Styles P AT&T Blue Room Freestyle

Paniro rockin' acapella:

[video] It's An Iguana!

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Antony had their twins this morning; they had a girl and a boy. I hope the boy doesn't come out looking like the Geico lizard:

Do you think J.Lo is going to get stacked like Christina did?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

[video] Soulja Boy: The Shoe?

What retarded sneaker company gave Soulja Boy Tell 'Em some funky colored sneakers?:


[video] Erykah Badu On 106 & Park

Why do I think she had more than leafy green veggies in that cup?

And that wig has to go. And the whole "changing of the male counterpart" thing only had me thinking of one thing.

On That Leak: Usher "Movin' Mountains"

Usher "Movin' Mountains" (prod. by Timbaland): Spotted over at BMF. Sounds about how you'd expect it to from this combo.

[video] Jordin Sparks ft. Chris Brown "No Air"

I'm a fan of Jordin's, even though I never peeped the CD:

[video] NYOIL "Cap'n Save A Hoe!"

Off 9 Wonders:

BHM2K8: Cut One, Cut All

Remember when word got out that Disney had to digitally reduce Lindsay Lohan's titties for Herbie: Fully Loaded, because moms though Lohan looked like a tramp? Are they planning to do the same thing for College Road Trip, the new flick that stars Raven-Symone & Martin Lawrence?

I mean, Raven grew up to be a DIME, thick body and all. Does Disney not think that Raven can look raunchy, or are they just under the guise that black women cannot be as sexy as white tramps? Is the curvy body somehow "safe" to Disney producers? Am I being paranoid because sistas aren't being objectified when they shouldn't be like white actresses are?

And just to keep it funky: Lindsay, I've seen your titties: they ain't all that. As a matter of fact, the good number of those nude shots looks hideous. But I digress - it's not like I enjoy either of the flicks, but in seeing the commericals for the College Road Trip, I had to ask...

LOST: Scoop Alert!

New episode tonight, which means new words from EW's Doc Jensen. Looks like Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse spoke with Doc and gave him some scoops regarding the Oceanic 6, what will be told during this season, and more (of course).

Last weeks' episode threw me for such a loop! These flash forwards are wild.

On That Leak: Element "Black History Month"

Element "Black History Month": Great anthem for this great month. Lovin' that wail in the beat. Element represents Custom Made. Check them out as well; HipHopDX also just threw up Element's new mixtape, Street Cinema 5: Great Expectations. Don't sleep.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Wire con "Laugh Track"

Shouts to Enigmatik for hitting me off with this:

Pete Rock NY's Finest

Sorry, I had to. Try before you buy.

I'm here playing "We Roll" on repeat, even if I can't get into Jim Jones' ad-libs. Solid LP, Pete.

NYOIL versus 9th Wonder

The rhymes of NYOIL. The beats of 9th Wonder. 9 tracks. 1 sick EP. Shouts to GRANDGOOD.


BHM2K8: Interview With A Nigger

Part 1 of this interview with, well, a nigger, from Nigger: The Movie. I would assume this would be some comedy shit, just given the title, but if this is going to be something we are trying to take serious, why would you bill this nigga as "NIGGER"?

That Criminals Gone Wild nigger is a nut.

related links:
BHM2K8: Nigger: The Movie

AK1200 Weapons of Tomorrow Giveaway

While rock the dub is primarily a Hip-Hop blog, I have been rockin' to Drum & Bass and Jungle since 1995, and I do writing for sites like Dogs On Acid, as well as one-sheets, bios and other bits for a plethora of artists, from Perpetuum to Sol.ID. In any case, one thing I love about DnB (and music in general) is finding ill music from new producers. AK1200, who has been within the DnB scene since it's inception in the United States, is a world-renowned DJ and producer who has compiled a sick mix CD (Weapons Of Tomorrow) featuring producers drawn straight from the message boards over at DOA. This 20-track opus is chock full of intense beats and bass, and if you buy ANY DnB CD, this should be it, for it goes to show that a) you will support the new artists, and b) DnB is still a viable product.

Thing is, you now have a chance to own this jammy - for free! Moist Music has given rock the dub 4 copies of this bad boy to give away. Simple entry: shoot me an e-mail with the subject header "RTD AK1200 CD GIVEAWAY" by Feb. 29th 2008. I'll alert winners via e-mail on how to proceed next.

Do not sleep!

Shouts to Victor for the CDs.

DivaSpeakTV: Episode 6 (Part 2)

I posted Part 1 last night, and Ms. Diva has Part 2 up NOW! More with Ms. Diva and Momma Diva:

BHM2K8: Do We Need A New Common LP?

Common, Brother Common, you're one of my favorite lyricists, period. Back in the late 90s, you were that nigga for me, especially when "1,2 Many..." came out - that was my theme song during my late high school years! I would get hungry for your music, and dissect your lines on busstops and during long walks through the city.

Now, while I loved your output with No I.D. and Dilla, you slacked off for a bit, and I felt you'd find your new swagger with Kanye. And you did. And, aside from the bangers on BE, I wasn't impressed. Some cats might wild on you for the twists and turns you took on albums like Electric Circus, but I respect that whole Solquarians era, and I would take something like that before I'd sit through another Finding Forever. Now you are telling MTV that your new album is set to drop in November? Why? Don't you have some R&B videos to cameo in? Or more superheroes to portray? What's good with that?

Dog, just don't taint your legacy with this snooze-core Soul-Rap. I just can't stand the sappy love odes: when you need to be making more of "The Corner", you are trying to "Go!"... I mean, hell, you slept on the instrumental for "Everything I Am" - that should tell you something, nigga! Maybe you should ease up a bit, get the Q-Tip project done before dropping another solo.

You want to call your new jawn The Believer. Make me a believer and keep it thoro.

[video] KRS-One on Stop The Violence 2008

I'm with you, KRS. I just hope those you aligned with are on the same page:

via Old To The New (thx for the link, Rafi).

previous links:
[video] KRS-One's "Self Construction" [preview]

Kidz In The Hall Geniuses Need Love Too

They shoulda came with this for Valentine's Day!



01 Intro
02 Dreamin’ (Baby I’m the Shit)
03 What Up Wit Me (If It Isn’t Love)
04 Do What Grown Folks Do
05 Littlest Things f. Lily Allen
06 Sweet 16 (All My Ladies)
07 Mi Amor f. Kes
08 Make It Last
09 Drivin’ Down the Block
10 Blackout (Snippet)
11 Work to Do (Obama08)

illRoots via 2DB.

On That Leak: Mo' Webbie!

The other day I brought you the "Independent" Remix with Diamond; now it looks like a gang of cuts from Webbie's forthcoming Savage Life 2 have hit the internets. Check 'em out (note - these are clean versions):

Out of the 16 cuts shown on, it looks like 8 of them have featured artists. That's never a good look, but with his Pimp C affiliation and the heat garnered from "Independent", dude might do alright.

[video] Jadakiss "Welcome To The ROC Freestyle"

From the new Come Up DVD:

BONUS BEATS: Check this video interview from the same DVD, with 'Kiss speaking on his signing to the ROC and J-Hood leaving D-Block:

[video] Common Live At ESPN All-Star Show

AHH has some poor quality video of Common performing at what is probably an ESPN All-Star weekend event:

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

DivaSpeakTV: Episode 6 (Part 1)

Amanda Diva lets loose on Nas & Kelis' Grammy night wears:

Part 2 coming...

[video] Sheek Louch "Good Love"


That sample is so ill.

DJ Cable - Weekly Mix: 80's Edition

Sixteen Candles was on last night. I realized I never watched the whole thing from front to back - and I'm not sure if that' s a good thing or a bad thing.

In any case, my boy DJ Cable, in celebration of Thriller 25, went in with a strictly-80's mix for you heads out there. This runs the gamut, from Michael Jackson to Paul Simon, so take a peek:



01. Morris Day & The Time - Jungle Love
02. Prince - 1999
03. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
04. The Whispers - And The Beat goes On
05. Whitney Houston - How Will I Know
06. Afrika Bambaata & The Soul Sonic Force - Looking For The Perfect Beat
07. Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock - It Takes Two
08. Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby
09. Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F
10. S Express - Theme from S Express
11. Jermaine Stewart - We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off
12. Cameo - Word up
13. Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Starting Something
14. Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al

Get your neon on. And I'll keep you posted on the blends that Cable signed to AV8 Records.

[video] KRS-One's "Self Construction" [preview]

Man, nahmean, man, we here to represent, yaheard?

Hopefully this comes out hot:

Great Finds

Bonus Video: Learn how to strip!

BHM2K8: Smile For The Camera

Picture proof that bad press is still press: YBF has pics from Tank's recent arrest in New Orleans. Apparently he was tasered and says he was brutalized, but yo, if I felt I was getting beat down by the cops enough to file charges, why in the FUCK would I be smiling and posing in the pictures? You smellin' that salmon?

Monday, February 18, 2008

Pitbull Was Right

Looks like there was a reason Pitbull got 0 promotion: TVT Records was in the ruins, which explains their recent Chapter 11 filing. President's Day turned into Firing Day as a load of employees got the can today. I actually remember getting into them via more Electronica/IDM cats (I might still have a sampler cassette with Autechre's "Eutow" on it), and groups like Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM, Revolting Cocks, Emergency Broadcast System, Coil, Underworld and plenty of others used to drop tunes on TVT before it got known for being the label that Lil' Jon made crunk.

Is this a warning sign to other smaller labels to prepare for the worst?

Young Dro I Am Legend

Spotted over at Nah Right, here's Young Dro's new mixtape, I Am Legend, with DJs Scream & MLK, if any of you nuccas is interested.

Blend Time: Pharcyde Vs. Nas

Pharcyde Vs. Nas "Passin' Me By (Dave Wrangler Refix)": Just got passed this one, and I actually like this one better than the previous blend I heard from Wrangler. Pharcyde's essential cut, "Passin' Me By", gets dropped over the instrumental for Nas' "If I Ruled The World". Nice blend of old school sensibility and old school beats.

The Wire, Season 5: "Took" [recap]

Start at the ending: how hilariously choice was Kima's "Goodnight Moon" rendition? If I had windows that looked out on the block, I'd do the same thing with my son. I thought that was a nice touch to a powerful episode - as well as the scenes where Kima was trying to assemble furniture, which just harkened back to the beginning of the show with McNulty's drunken bunkbed debacles. Very nice touches.

Didn't I tell you that Bond was going to fuck the dog with that case? He went up there half-assed and Clay Davis was able to play the martyr and win over the predominately-Black jury. That shit was over from jump for Bond, and Davis' performance have essentially put the nail in any political dreams Bond may have had...

I loved the whole initial sequence, with McNulty putting on that accent and calling Templeton. I liked how Scott's fear was two-fold: while he was obviously shook over talking to a fucking serial killer, he was also generally shocked that this story he fluffs up in his copy was somehow "real". He was shitting himself - and don't think Gus didn't catch McNulty's "I guess this is working out great for the both of you" comment to Scott. Pure gold. You just wish that, at this point in the season, that Gus would just call Scott on the inaccuracies of his prose. Hopefully this comes soon...

RIP Savino. Omar was stone cold with that one. It seemed like he was 2 shakes from letting that nigga breathe, but again, going back to Season 1, the payoff was that quick murk, letting out some of that deep-seeded aggression and hurt from the Brandon slaying. He is just ruthless, and it looks like this showdown between Omar and Marlo is going to come to a head, quick.

Omar had a brief encounter with Michael (you think he recognized him from the apartment shootout?), letting him know the usual "Marlo is a bitch" situation, but Michael had bigger fish to fry: he had his first true trip downtown. Bunk brought Michael in for questioning in reference to the murder of his stepdad, and while he showed some wavering, he ended up keeping his cool and giving him the "fuck you" comment. Go 'head.

Wasn't that scene with the parallels to McNulty doling out work and Gus doling out orders so dope?

I also love how McNulty is now playing Robin Hood, and giving out his now over-abundance of OT, cars, etc. to help his fellow officers do real police work. In a way, his bullshit and manipulation has worked out for what they had been calling for since episode 1 of this season, although it was hard to see Kima going out and actually working this bogus case and having to hear the stories from the deceased's family. That's just wrong.

What's really good with the picture messages they are getting from the wire tap? I mean, this is a whole new dimension, and just doesn't really fit into what the Stanfield organization has been doing. Probably an interesting twist into what the times mean, though, ala the coded pager sequences from Season 1.

And at the end of the day, who gets the biggest applause? Carcetti. The mayor who hardly knows what the hell is going on in his city, gets the major props due to his now-pointed target at combating homelessness.

Next week is going to be episode 8, and should be a doozy.

I'm going to leave you with this bad quality (i.e. camera taping the TV) video of Dukie checking the want ads that turns into a strip tease:


related links: summary review

[video] Talib Kweli "Hostile Gospel (Part 1 - Deliver Us)"

This premiered today on MTV2 and

BHM2K8: Superman That Shirt

Looks like some t-shirts (which I don't believe look like the one above) bearing Soulja Boy's "Superman That Hoe" phrase are getting banned from a university:

A controversy has arisen on the University of Michigan campus over the sale of t-shirt’s bearing a portion of the chorus from Soulja Boy’s smash single “Crank Dat.” According to the school’s newspaper, the Michigan Daily, the university’s Sexual Assault Prevention Awareness Center and a campus feminist group called the F-word, have called the shirts demeaning to women. The shirts, which were created by residents of the school’s South Quad in December, feature a Superman style ‘S’ with the words South Quad on the front, and the phrase “Superman that hoe..” on the back. While Soulja Boy has denied it, rumors have circulated for some time implying that the phrase is slang for an involuntary sexual act that involves a man ejaculating on a woman’s back.

How this nigga is denying the meaning is beyond me. It's almost as bad as Fergie's "London Bridge". Shit, this is worse than "Can't Ban Da Snowman"! In all seriousness, though - while I hate the banning of anything like clothes, music and whatever, this shit is a bit ridiculous, esp. since this F-making motherfucker won't own up to it.

History of Hip-Hop Vol. 18: 1996

Big up The Rub:

1996 is up!

I was truly psyched about doing 1996 because that was a very special year for me and it had a lot of impact. I had just moved back to Philly from New York (proving, at least for the time being, that nobody moves away from New York - they just "fail.") I was back in my hometown with no prospects and really nothing going for me. Over the past 18 months I had been living in New York and had been working in Eightball Records, fully involved in the downtown hip-hop scene. 1995 was such a good year for hip-hop (especially the New York-centric type) and I was at the epicenter of it all. Now I didn't really know what to do with myself. I had resumed classes at Temple and then got a job at Armand's records.

Before I knew it was at the middle of it again and, for the first time in a while, independent records really started to make a lot of noise. Being a buyer at Armand's definitely helped with that, and I got the chance to get my hands on pretty much all this new shit that nobody had heard of. I started to deal with Peanut Butter Wolf (he was still just a buyer at TRC Distribution in California) so I would get all this crazy California myspace shit. Then, I re-linked up with my man Jared and started to help him with his record label, Illadelph Records. I went from being a "soundboard" for ideas for him to a semi A&R status to one of the in-house producers and a member of the Militant Mind State very shortly.

I also started to DJ again in Philly. The last residency I had was with King Britt and Dozia at Back To Basics but I left that behind. But I started again with a Monday night at Cafe Limbo playing all sorts of myspace shit as well as funk and whatnot. Before I knew it, I got a call about a new club opening up, The Palmer, and they wanted me to spin there. I went from 1 night a week 2 5 within a couple months.

So yeah, 1996 was a year or rebirth for me. It was also a very good year in music. This mix was a labor of love but it was particularly hard for me to do, in particular because there was so much great stuff that came out that year that I wanted to put on. It was so hard to pick and choose what to use from "Stakes is High," "Reasonable Doubt," "All Eyes On Me," "ATLiens," "The Coming," "Beats, Rhymes & Life," "Endtroducing," "Riding Dirty" - the list goes on and on. And that's not even including the myspace shit. So I hope I did this year justice.

Also, 1996 was the year that Dilla REALLY made an impact on me. It was '96 that I said to myself "This motherfucker right here is the REAL DEAL."

Anyways, with that, I present 1996. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it!



Chubb Rock & Biz Markie "No Rubber, No Backstage Pass"
MC Eiht "You Can't See Me" (DJ Spinna Remix)
Mac Mall "Get Right"
Outkast "Elevators"
Royal Flush "Worldwide"
Shyheim "Shaolin Style" feat. Squig
UGK "You Don't Know Me"
Jay-Z "Cashmere Thoughts"
Lil' Kim "Queen Bitch"
M.O.P. "Brownsville"
Company Flow "8 Steps To Perfection"
Nonchalant "5 O'Clock"
Bushwackas "Caught Up In The Game"
Dutchmin "Get Your Swerve On"
Jungle Brothers "How You Want It (We Got It)" (Native Tongues Remix)
Busta Rhymes "Everything Remains Raw"
Adagio "The Obvious Joint"
Capone -N- Noreaga "LA, LA" (Kuwait Mix feat. Mobb Deep & Tragedy Khadafi)
Sadat X "Stages & Lights"
The Arsonists "The Session"
Royal Flush "Rotten Apple"
Ini "Fakin' Jax"
J-Live "Braggin Writes" (DJ Spinna Remix)
Redman "Pick It Up"
Too Short "Buy You Some" feat. Erick Sermon
Sleestak'z "Ruination"
Absent Minded "Childs Play" (Left Stranded Mix)
Biz Markie "Studda Step"
Natural Resource "Negro League Baseball"
A-Plus "All I See"
Artifacts "The Ultimate"
Jay-Z "Friend Or Foe"
East Flatbush Project "Tried By 12"
Al Tariq "Peace Akki"
Fugees "Fu-Gee-La"
Scarface & Facemob "Skrilla"
Concrete Mob "Boiling Point"
Dr. Octagon "Bear Witness"
Constant Deviants "Competition Catch Speed Knots"
Jeru The Damaja "Ya' Playing Yaself"
Nas "Street Dreams"
2Pac "Toss It Up" feat. Danny Boy, Aaron Hall & KC & Jojo
Lost Boyz "Renee" (Mr. Sex L.B. Fam Version"
Large Professor "Ijustwannachill"
De La Soul "Stakes Is High"
Dark Sun Riders "Dark Sun Riders" (Ultra Jazz Remix)
Young Zee "Juice" feat. Rah Digga
Mobb Deep "Hell On Earth (Front Lines)"
Just Ro "Confusion" feat. Common
The Roots "What They Do"
Da Fat Cat Clique "Live From Fox Valley"
Keith Murray "The Rhyme" (Jay Dee Remix)
Busta Rhymes "Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check" feat, Rampage The Last Boyscout
De La Soul "Big Brother Beat"
Money Boss Players "Games"
Real Live "Day You Die"
LL Cool J "Summer Love"
Big Noyd "Usual Suspects" (Stretch Armstrong Remix)
Nine "Lyin' King"
Kool G Rap "Fast Life" feat. Nas (Norfside Remix)
Redman "Rock The Spot"
Heltah Skeltah "Lehflaur Leflah Eshkshoka"
Bounty Killer "Change Like The Weather" feat. Busta Rhymes & Junior Reid
Jigmasters "Beyond Real"
Da Bush Babees "The Love Song" feat. Mos Def
Outkast "2 Dope Boyz (In A Cadillac)
The Almighty RSO (One In The Champer (The RSO Saga Pt. 2)
Spice 1 "Why You Wanna Funk?" feat. E-40 & The Click
Westside Connection "Bow Dow"
2Pac "Picture Me Rollin'" feat. Syke & C Bo
The Pharcyde "Runnin'" (Jay Dee Remix)
A Tribe Called Quest "1nce Again"
Masters At Work "Get Up"
Lost Boyz "Get Up" (Remix)
Foxy Brown "Get You Home"
Greg Nyce "Set It Off"
Mac The Maniac "What Goes Up" (Remix feat. Chubb Rock & King Just)
Lil' Kim "Big Momma Thing" feat. Jay-Z
DJ Krush "Meiso" feat. The Roots
A Tribe Called Quest "Get A Hold"
Ghostface Killah "Daytona 500"
Ghostface Killah "Iron Maiden"
DJ Shadow "The Number Song" (Cut Chemist Remix)
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony "Crossroads"
Crucial Conflict "Hay"
Do Or Die "Po Pimp" feat. Twista
UGK "One Day"
Eightball & MJG "Listen To Me Now"
Coolio "Gangsa's Paradise"
B-Legit "Ghetto Smile"
Akinyele "Put It In My Mouth"
Goodie Mob "Cell Therapy" feat. Outkast
G. Dep "Head Over Wheels"
Camp Lo "Luchini (This Is It)"
2Pac "Hail Mary"

Too cold.

On That Leak: HERO "Be Aware"

HERO "Be Aware": Another cut from this dynamic duo from their forthcoming self-titled album, which is now set to drop on March 25th, 2008.

previous links:
On That Leak "Mogadishu"

On That Leak: Webbie ft. Diamond "Independent (Remix)"

Webbie ft. Diamond "Independent (Remix)" [dirty / clean]: Webbie's odd ode to independent hoodrats gets the remix treatment with bars from a former Crime Mob hoodrat. Gotta love corporate Rap!

Webbie's Savage Life 2 drops on Feb. 26th.

Reebok S. Carter x Kanye Series

Kind of loud, but I like these suede jawns. This colorway is probably the hottest, but the patent leather versions are fugly. Sneakerfiles has the scoop.

On That Leak: Janet Jackson Discipline

Well, not the entire album, but 5 tracks from Janet Jackson's forthcoming Discipline have hit the internets. I haven't peeped any of these, but let me know what you think:

Enjoy 'em while they're around! EDIT: Looks like the above links died. But it also looks like the CD leaked: mediafire; evilshare; rapidshare (part 1, part 2). If these die, oh well - I didn't up them, nor did I download this. Happy hunting!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

BHM2K8: Lil' J

There's times when I realize that the current face of Hip-Hop warrants applause for keeping young Blacks employed. Plus, being the nigga I am, I saw Hip-Hop grow in the mainstream arena, into the massive money maker that it still is, today. There is a darkside of this current mutation of the Hip-Hop nation, and it's perfectly exemplified by "ya girl, Lil' J":

Yo, is she stuffy? Who is she hollerin' at? Why she with the drawn out "ni-ca!"? And why does she look like an orangutan with Down syndrome?

I mean, is this her playin' a joke, or does she seriously think she is "gangsta"? I don't doubt that she represents the dirty, but there's a few things about White chicks who grow up with and around niggas:
  • most of them don't have to front. These bitches are hard and thoro, and their hood comes out naturally (like niggas), and not on some put-upon mess.
  • They don't use the word "nigga" or "nigger" or "nig", usually. Some sets and hoods will permit that shit, given how close/cool a bitch is, but even then, that's only around a select few. A white bitch who is down and has some liberty throwing the word nigga around will not do that shit in a public place or around niggas they don't know.
There's more but I just can't be pained to keep writing about these ignorant ass trollups who think Web 2.0 = "let me get my beef on". Keep this shit to the playground. And she looks a hot mess, like she been crying or was just stomped on for a few. Go clean ya face off, speak the way mom and dad taught you, and keep it correct.

I LOL everytime I hear her say "if you wanna bump, let's go". Please.

Portishead: Observer Interview

Here's the intro of a new interview with Portishead in The Observer:

This is how the new Portishead album starts. A friendly voice says something vaguely introductory in Brazilian-Portuguese. There's a bit of subdued chatter in the background, and the reassuring plink of a distant piano, as if you're arriving at a half-empty Latin nightclub. Then a huge pummelling beat comes in (Geoff Barrow insists that he was 'massively unhappy' with this rhythm for many long months, but it sounds pretty unstoppable now). Sawing strings summon up a demonic echoing cowbell, before this in turn gives way to ominous slashes of spaghetti western guitar - the sort of thing you'd expect to hear just before a hired gun played by Lee Van Cleef accidentally shoots an innocent child.

I need this album.

[video] Kimbo Slice Vs. Tank Abbott

For all of you haters and naysayers, watch Kimbo Slice take Tank apart:

Yo, :43 seconds into the fight?!!? And what's up with getting the sides of your head braided, Kimbo? In any case, you are that nigga! That shit wasn't even a contest.

[video] Jim Jones "Love Me No More"/"Byrdgang Money"

Is that a sample? That shit sounds crazy familiar...

[video] Wiz Khalifa "Say Yeah"

That fucking sample gets me every time. It's like the perfect guido club anthem: