Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Now to address preface #2...Is "all ages" really ALL ages? Gimme a break people...first it's like a pedophiles wet dream with all the 12-13 year old boys and girls runnin around there half nekkid with their asses hangin out. Geezus, it's like inviting Augustus Gloop to the Chocolate Factory...you knew it was only a matter of time before he bent his fat ass down there and swirled his finger in that warm, moist, goodness. Where the hell are these kids parents and what kinda parent lets their kids be out until 1:30 am at 12-13? The thing that bugged me the most...I saw a couple there with their kids...these kids 4 and 7 years old. Who the fuck brings a 4 year old to a rap/hip-hop concert? Nevermind that it is loud as shit, nevermind that it is 11:30 before the headliner goes on stage, nevermind that the word "motherfucker" was used more times in a 30 second span than I used it all day...and I love the word motherfucker...these kids are 4 and 7 years old for shitsake that should be enough. "This is her 4th Wu show", oh really, whoopdyfukindoo...listen lady, I don't care how many Wu shows your 4 year old daughter has been to, I don't care how many times she has bitten the head off a live bat along side Ozzy Ozbourne...it is fucking 12:30 am she is fast asleep on the floor in a bar/club next to her brother and your tryin to wake them up between chugs off your Miller High Life long neck and drags from your Marlboro Red 100's...gimme a fuckin break, I'm sorry.
PS: That purple is for you Catch, couldn't read the pink.
PSS: Boys and Girls...please do not sleep on that Dyme Def Mixtape...I have heard like 5 songs so far...all FIRE. Check out Catch's previous post for the jump to download it. Well worth your 3-5 minutes. Review soon enough.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Speaking of beef, here's one that we all can enjoy: "Kobe ratted me out, that's why I'm getting divorced." The Big Aristotle is back! (Maybe Ye will jump on the Biggie comparison too.) He says he didn't mean it now, says he was just freestylin'. Shit, he should've just freestyled ALL his albums - could've been like Lil' Wayne!
Pic Courtesy - TMZ.com
Now let me start by saying kanYe is one of my favorite artists: he's invovative, creative, and an entertainer through and through - one of the game's brightest stars, if not THE brightest. I don't care that he's mainstream (despite what "anonymous" said, we don't hate things just because they're popular), Ye is without a doubt a musical genius and I appreciate his talent. That said, he has lost his god damn mind man.
Ice-T is hip hop - "6 in the Mornin'" ring a bell? He's a big reason that this art form received so much attention, helping it grow to what it is today. Without people who blazed trails like Ice-T, little fucks like Soulja Boy wouldn't be able to put in "all that hard work" (fool, you're 17!) that has gotten him where he is today (one hit wonder is something to brag about now?)
This isn't about us "Golden-Age" revelers, wishing for the days of real hip hop to make a comeback (Ice-T was before that shit anyways). Shit, there are plenty of artists out there that give me hope and help me let go of my death grip on the Jansport. I say: make your money, son! That song was catchy; and ain't nothing wrong with a little dance cut here and there either. But I digress.
How in the world could someone with so much knowledge of the game, someone who has worked with the best and paid his dues to get to where he is today, side with this ass-clown? And not only that, how in the fuck can you compare fucking Soulja Boy to fucking Nas?!?!? Stop it man.
If a legend calls you out, you accept it. Nobody out there talked shit when Jordan told you to get your shit together. This is the same thing, Soulja Boy shoulda just took his lumps and worked on making some real music. And maybe kanYe should stick to what he does best: he may make some of the dopest music on the planet, but he has no idea what he's talking about when it comes to musical comparisons...that's for damn sure!!!!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Wow. Forrest Weezy everyone! Have another homes...
Monday, June 16, 2008
I know that some of you out there might disagree with my opinion, and feel like I've jumped on the mainstream bandwagon, but "I'm just keeping it Will", and like Snoop Dogg says "Telling it like it is!"
And just like a newborn baby.....I'm out this BITCH!!!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
P.S. - Sorry for the lack of posts lately peeps. The Disco Tres (or should I say Dos, Will) has been a little busy as of late. Don't worry though, we in this for the long haul yall.
Monday, June 9, 2008
That's not what I'm here for though. While the music in the video below is no doubt nice, what I'm really impressed with is the video. Common concept of a crew kickin', dice game in effect, then follow-the-rapper as he walks down the street... yawn. BUT, shoot it with the music in high speed, one continuous shot (yeah I know, "but there's cutaways catch...blah, blah, peep the behind the scenes link below fool), take it and edit it into slow motion, AND have the lip sync match up?!? Now that's filthy!
And I love the ride out scene for the credits (what self-respecting rapper rolls out in a Volvo station wagon?) Good shit! Of course, it doesn't hurt that the song is tight too... You can peep the behind-the-scenes "making of" here if you like. I'll be doing some more research on Y-O and Thurz (lots of goodies on their myspace), think you should too. Thanks as always to OkayPlayer for the jumpoff point.
Friday, June 6, 2008
?uestlove is...well ?uestlove. Dude was directin the whole show from behind his drum set. While Benny was stadin there, he started havin flashbacks to Dave Chappelle's Block Party...the overcast weather, the breeze, the possibility of rain, The Roots rockin the stage, and ?uest just sittin behind his drums pointin and yellin, runnin the whole show. The only disappointing thing is that they played, basically, the same show that they did the last time that Benny saw them. He was expecting to hear some stuff off the new album, but mostly just the good ol shit that kept the crowd jumpin. They played for about an hour which was just about right. Benny could have stood to listen to more of The Roots if he didn't have some crazy, dreadlocked bitch jumpin around in front of him like she was havin a seizure. Seriously, Lushus D's had to move my drink cause shit was fallin out her dreads while she was jumpin around like a fat kid with a fresh box of Pop Tarts...trust Benny, he was a fat kid! Needless to say, Benny wanted more of The Roots but was a bit happy to see it end.
After a well deserved break, beer run, quick stop at the pisser, we were back in our seats for the beautiful, Erykah Badu. Now, Benny has always been a bit of an Erykah Badu fan...but for some reason never really noticed how fucking hot she is...lord have mercy. Afro wig...red, black, and white plaid suit...red eye make up...all that shit was hot. I had to inform Lushus, that...well, Erykah was now on "the list". Don't act like y'all don't know/have "the list". You know...the list of celebreties, musicians, actors, etc., that should the opportunity arise, one is free to have sex with and be free from reprocussions. Benny is pretty sure that if Erykah would have had the opportunity to meet him last night, well, he probably would have been able to cross her off the list! It's all about getting the opportunity and making the most of it!!! Erykah, should you read this...*wink* how you doin? This is for you.... Whew, ok ok, sip of cold water and we back. Benny, as much as he has liked Erykah from On and On, Bag Lady, You Got Me, and Love of My Life, has to admit that it has taken him awhile to get into the New Amerykah Part I (4th World War). He can't really explain why, maybe it is one of those albums that you have to listen to a couple of times before it really grows on you. She, and the songs, were great. Intros for the song from her iBook, which was on stage with her, and a live band backin her up. Wicked. She even did a drum machine solo and made her own beats. The best part is when she was told it was time to go, she said "we're gonna stay till they pull the motherfuckin plug". She did too, at one point the started turning down her mic. All in all, good fuckin show and I will be givin the album, New Amerykah Part 1 (4th World War) another listen. Here are a couple videos for your viewing pleasure.
Low and behold, you probably think that is the end of Benny's night...well you are sorely mistaken my friends. Benny and Lushus-Ds attended The Roots afterparts at Neumos with DJ ?uestlove on the 1s and 2s and MC Black Thought on the mic. Talk about infuckingcredible, there was probably 200 people there drinkin, dancin, but mostly just watchin ?uest. Then Black Thought came out and ripped the mic and stage apart. They performed a couple joints from the new album then ?uest just went berzerk, flippin songs and Black just kept freestylin until his voice was gone, which prompted the truest line of the night. When Black went behind the DJ table ?uest asked him if his voice was gone and Black gave the "cut throat" sign...?uest turns to the crowd and says, "Thats a true MC folks". ?uest continued to spin everything you could want or imagine, pretty sure there was even a Phil Collins sighting, until about 1:30am. Then he packed up, signed like 6 autographs (Benny and Lushus included) and was out!
That was an amazing night of music, drinks, and Dicks Drive In on the way home...the worst part is that I was to drunk to B my L on some T's! Alright, get back to work or whatever the hell you're supposed to be doin, I'm out. Peace.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
The album, Space Music, is good listen and a great first effort with songs like ClapClap, TheGameNeedsMe, IAin'tNo, and 3BadBrothas leading the way. Benny is not quite sure how much "street cred" this hold but NPR rated it as the "third best hip hop album of 2007". The album can get a little slow in the middle, but you can't like EVERY song on every album. In Benny's opinion, and well this is Benny's blog, TheGameNeedsMe may be the best track on the album. Layed over a Jay-Z sample, TheGameNeedsMe, gives each an opportunity to blow themselves up a bit. Y'all will understand when you hear Fearce in the second verse...I'm the future/wonderin where the past went/I'm ahead of my time/so the future is past tense. Benny is expecting more big things from these dudes and with Brainstorm as MC and the primary beatmaker (you can hear some of his newest here), Fearce Villian, S.E.V., and BeanOne producing, he doesn't believe that is a large expectation.
Dyme Def interview from Sasquatch Music festival that I saw here.
You can read more about them in the "Unsigned Hype" section of The Source Magazine or here. They will also be joinin up with the Vans Warped Tour in August for 3 shows. Peace.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Besides the cover art, besides all the clips sprinkled throughout, besides the many mentions of characters from the popular show in his lyrics, there’s this: all the track titles begin with “The” (just like almost all 175 episodes of the series). Of course, Wale ain’t trying to be all sneaky like Newman with the Seinfeld parallels, but just to be sure you get it, he explains it all right off the top.
“The Opening Title Sequence,” is set to the recognizable theme from the famous “show about nothing.” It may just be the intro, but this isn’t any throwaway track by any means as he deftly reflects on the current state of hip hop and other various things important to him. And just like Jerry Seinfeld’s standup, just about every line begins same: “What’s the deal with the Nets though/Like being in the East ain’t enough help for ‘em/ Two Carters, I thought it’d get better for ‘em /but they getting rid of Kidd, like a miscarriage.”)
Ain’t no shrinkage as we move along either! After reminding us how dope he was on “Rising Up” (“Real rappers ain’t eatin’/they Olsen Twin it,” filthy!!!) and giving us “The Feature Heavy Song” (it’s just that with Bun B, Pusha T and Tre), Wale get’s serious on us: “The Perfect Plan” was a pretty funny bit on Seinfeld, but this song is anything but. Not only is he blaming us fans for the plight of hip hop sales (a fare charge), it also seems like he’s raising some conspiracy theory about a plot to put an end to the art form - this song is worth a couple listens!
The same could be said about “The Kramer.” This could be Wale’s best effort of the album. Anyone who doesn’t remember the recent controversy with Michael Richards (doesn’t deserve a link here) gets reminded off the top. A lot of rappers have flowed about using the n-word, but none quite like this. The more important word in relation to this track is “deep”… you have to peep.
Skipping ahead (I ain’t trying to write a novel here), the combination of Wale’s slick delivery and one of Best Kept Secret’s best efforts behind the boards, “The Manipulation” is an interesting concept. Whether whispering into the ear of his woman, or acting “manly” in front of his bitch, Wale takes us through the different ways cats treat women, ultimately putting it on the lady for which one she chooses. “The Artistic Integrity” takes rappers to task for changing after they get a little success and proceeds to question the assorted classifications given to rappers by the media. And anyone who’s ever listened to a mixtape and thought: “Again?” needs to listen to “The Cliché Lil Wayne Feature (It’s the Remix Baby!)”