Saturday, February 23, 2008
Bonus Beats: Enigmatik hit me with this prank call McCain made...
You gotta love how boots we bought at the beginning of the season aren't even fitting anymore...
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...
Friday, February 22, 2008
What social commentary is this? Niggers liking chicken - nigga fuck you.
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.
leaks o' da week:
- KRS-One "Criminal Minded '08" (prod. by DJ Premier)
- Rakim "It's Nothing" (
prod. by Just Blaze)
- The Roots "75 Bars (Black's Reconstruction)" (big up 2DB on this one)
- Pete Rock ft. Redman "Best Believe"
- Alicia Keys ft. Ludacris "Like You'll Never See Me Again (Remix)"
- Joe Buddens "4 Walls"
- Crooked I "Hip-Hop Weekly #47 (Love Me No More Freestyle)" (make sure you also grab Crooked I's new mixtape, St. Valentine's Bossacre, and bump it loud)
- Trina ft. Paul Wall "U Ain't Ready"
- Saigon ft. Grand Puba "Who Can Get Busy"
- Webbie ft. Diamond "Independent (Remix)"
- Lyfe Jennings ft. Lil' Wayne & T.I. "Brand New"
- Lil' Wayne ft. Wacko & Magnolia "You Can Tell"
- Spice 1 "Carried By Six"
- Trick Daddy "Roc Boys Freestyle"
- Edo G, Akrobatik, Backdraft & JvdDrapsinga "Blastmass" (prod. by WMS the Sultan)
- Devin The Dude "Making It Hard"
- Camp Lo "Lumdi"
- Smoothe Da Hustler "Violenttimes Day"
- Dem Franchize Boyz "Make U Mad"
- Khia "Be Your Lady"
- Naledge "Dey Know Freestyle"
- Butch Cassidy ft. Snoop Dogg "All I See"
- Torae "Crash" (prod. by Khrysis)
- Skyzoo "The Necessary Evils" (prod. by Needlz)
- Mickey Factz "Talk Yo Ish (Machine Drum Remix)"
- Illa Ghee "Bitch Ass Nigga"
- Element "Black History Month"
- Termanology ft. Ghetto "Who's The Nicest"
- HERO "Be Aware"
- Starski ft. The Cool Kids "Stunnas On"
- Keyshia Cole "Shoulda Let You Go (Eli's Put Echo On Everything Remix)"
- Supertramp "Goodbye Stranger (Sound Advice Re-Edit)"
I've been on my grisly with the leaked albums/mixtapes this last week:
- Cheri Dennis' In And Out Of Love
- Pete Rock's NY's Finest
- NYOil Vs. 9th Wonder - 9 Wonders EP
- Kidz In The Hall's Geniuses Need Love Too
- Young Dro's I Am Legend
- History of Hip-Hop Vol. 18: 1996
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.
Be peaceful... what the fuck!?
Keep fighting, my people.
Do you think J.Lo is going to get stacked like Christina did?
Thursday, February 21, 2008
And that wig has to go. And the whole "changing of the male counterpart" thing only had me thinking of one thing.
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...
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
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.
That Criminals Gone Wild nigger is a nut.
BHM2K8: Nigger: The Movie
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.
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.
via Old To The New (thx for the link, Rafi).
[video] KRS-One's "Self Construction" [preview]
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.
- "I Know" (ft. Young Dro)
- "Fly As An Eagle" (ft. Foxx & Pimp C)
- "Doe Doe" (ft. Bun B & Lil' Phat)
- "A Miracle" (ft. Birdman & Rick Ross)
Out of the 16 cuts shown on Amazon.com, 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.
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:
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Part 2 coming...
That sample is so ill.
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.
Hopefully this comes out hot:
- Rafi hit me with this link to a beatboxing dog that you can control. Don't open if you are at work - you will not a damn thing done!
- Enigmatik linked up to some "Obama Is My Homeboy" wears.
- Reggaeton is probably the gullyest genre out there, at least when it comes to performing while being legitimately bloody like Pitbull did.
Bonus Video: Learn how to strip!
Monday, February 18, 2008
Is this a warning sign to other smaller labels to prepare for the worst?
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:
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.
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"
Royal Flush "Worldwide"
Shyheim "Shaolin Style" feat. Squig
UGK "You Don't Know Me"
Jay-Z "Cashmere Thoughts"
Lil' Kim "Queen Bitch"
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
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"
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"
On That Leak "Mogadishu"
Webbie's Savage Life 2 drops on Feb. 26th.
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
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.
I LOL everytime I hear her say "if you wanna bump, let's go". Please.
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.
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.