Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
"Born: Corey Davis on May 24, in Seattle, Washington, Seaclipse is a new Hip-Hop Artist and Entertainment Industry Entrepreneur. Having worked with such established recording artists as: Bun-B of UGK, Young Buck, Nelly and the St. Lunatics, Lil' Flip, Redman, Mystikal, and Huey, among so many other notable mainstream hip-hop artists, Seaclipse has cemented himself as the most well-networked commercial style hip-hop artist to currently hail from the (Northwestern Region) of the United States". Got this from his myspace here or you can go here. Thanks to Raindrophustla and 206proof.
Just a couple of albums that Benny can't wait to hear, CRS and N*E*R*D. That Us Placers joint is the shit...who knew that day/that man would go to VA/with at Tech/and spray campuses. Pharrell's verse is just...ewwwww weeeeeee...sick!
Wonder which album this song will be on...hmmm, original on N*E*R*D and remix on CRS? She stopped drinkin Diet Coke/She on that Coke diet...lawd have mercy...can I get an AMEN from the congregation!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Caught this over at okayplayer, so thanks to them for that. Can't wait for L-u-p-End, although I hope it's not the end.
I remember what that shit was like. Get out and buy their shit (or at least a FAT boys T-shirt) so they can get their lights back on!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
If y'all never heard about this, then what the hell you been watchin and listenin to? This Is The Life is the story of "The Good Life" emcees...and "is a feature-length documentary that chronicles...the alternative music movement they developed, and their worldwide influence on the artform". Benny was fortunate enough to see this film as part of the Langston Hughes African-American film festival in Seattle. This film was directed by Ava DuVernay, who also happens to be a "Good Life" emcee, and features music, interviews, and vintage footage from The Good Life. You can read more about it here. If you got love for hip hop music, then you gotta see this film.
Benny recently heard that Boyz II Men was tourin again...but did they have to bring back the jean shorts too? Here Benny thought jean shorts went out somewhere between 1999 and NEVER WERE in style. If you're the only cat in the club parlayin in some jean shorts, or you're 1 of 2 dudes at the Mariners/Red Sox game rockin them...then it's time to take your "Hip Hop Starter Kit" back to Marshalls, Denim Dan; and get a refund, store credit, gift card, sumthin...shit...maybe they could give you some credit here.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
So before we could hit the show, me and B had to drive to the north end of town to pick up another cat. Let me explain a few things about dude: he smokes more than you, drinks more than you, and plans so well for each event that he’ll have whatever you need, whenever you need it! He’s a good guy, but terrible at giving directions, especially after multiple blunts (“if you could go straight, that’s what you would do, but …” there’s a big fucking wall right there in your way.)
Anyways, the vodka began flowing at like 7 at this pizza joint across the street from the venue - I don’t know what it is with me and vodka lately, but I can’t get enough of it. Food? Check. Couple quick drinks? Check. Shots too? Check. Doors opened at 8, and we were good to go.
Walk in at like 8:15, lineup sheet says the first act doesn’t go until 9:30… fuck. Hit the bar. Bartender pours me a vodka soda in shot glass. Thanks bud, I’ll need about 10 more of those please. Chop Suey is the name of the joint, and it was aptly decorated with dragons and shit. It’s small as hell in there, which is cool because the bar is like 20 feet from the stage, but also lame because it felt like we were in a fucking deep fryer! The math goes like this: body heat of a couple hundred cats + no ventilation – air conditioning + the extra 75 l-b’s I’m carrying = gat damn! Someone get me some water… and a towel!
Finally, about four shot-glass-sized wodkas later, the show started. First act was pretty good: local group called the Physics. Sound quality was a little rough, but they had the place jumpin’ here and there. Next up was another local act that I’d heard a lot about, but never seen: Macklemore. Dude put on a good-ass show! He was flowing over that Herbie Hancock joint from Beverly Hills Cop at one point, wearing a denim jacket with hella tassles… sounds gay, but it was funny as shit! Dude can rhyme!
Quick side-note for you. Benny is that guy. Which guy you might ask? That guy: the one who wears a One Be Lo shirt to the One Be Lo show. Pretty gay you say? I would agree. But, beings that One Be Lo was walking around the joint, and Benny got to chat with him a couple times – and he took pictures with us after the show – I guess I’ll let B slide this time… but it’s still gay.
So Blu was supposed to go last according to the list up front (which I think was written in crayon, by a five year old, but I digress), and instead took the stage third. I slammed my latest vodka soda (lost count by this point) and went out to the floor. I was not disappointed. This dude is one of my favorites right now, and he reminded me why rocking several joints from Below the Heavens and a couple I haven’t heard yet. Short set, but sick as fuck.
I’d write more for you, maybe give you some actual details, but I really don’t remember much from about the mid-way point of Blu until the end. I remember One Be Lo putting on quite the show, and the crowd getting hype all throughout, but it’s all a little fuzzy.
Monday, May 26, 2008
In no particular order;
Lupe Fiasco- After listening to his new album and his freshman I really dig the kid from the Go.
Bun B- Still holding it down for the South for all these years, and now worldwide.
Local Scene Pick- Dyme Def, 3 bad brothers most dont know so well, but soon will.
Ghostface Killah- On of my favorite rappers of all time, allways spits classics.
Mistah F.A.B-The Hyphy movement Ambassador.
I hope that you listen to some of these artist if you have never before and if your listening to that "Lollipop" I have something for you bitches to lick, no homo..ha ha.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
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What I wouldn't give for some sound on this one...
Yeah, but Benny, what ties does he have to NW hip hop, he's from Pontiac Michigan? Well, you mean besides atleast 4 tracks off The R.E.B.I.R.T.H produced by Seattle's own Jake One (Smash, and The G Gap), Vitamin D (Don't Sleep) and Bean One (War)...One Be Lo is "currently the only MC member of the World Famous Massive Monkee's who won the B-Boy World Championships, hosted by London in 2004". BANG...ask and you shall receive bitches. Actually it was just a coincidence that Benny found when he started listenin...don't go thinkin that Benny can connect anyone to NW hip hop like we was playin 7 Degrees of Kevin Bacon!
Saturday, May 24, 2008
"...we're going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don't know, I don't know if we'll have enough time."
As Catch said though, Benny does enjoy him some NW sound. Shout out to Blue Scholars, Common Market, Gabriel Teodros, Grynch, D Black, Macklemore, them Dyme Def cats, Grieves, Ohmega Watts, and anyone else from the NW out there in the game. Benny sees you and, more importantly hears you. That bein said, Benny's gonna post on a hodgepodge of shit...local, mainstream, underground, shows that he went to...basically whatever he is feelin that hour, day, week, whatever. Some will like it, some won't but it's all about Benny's opinion. You know what they say about opinions.... Hopefully, though, you will like what Catch, Willy, and Benny are tryin to do here and that will keep you comin back!