Thursday, July 31, 2008

Step Brothers from a different mother...

Will Farrell and John C. Reilly they are not...but this is some funny shit. Copped from DJ Hyphen at his spot. Apparently there are a few others of Baron Davis out there. Check them out here and here. I would let Emanuelle Chriqui dress me up all day long...fa real. Peace.





Wednesday, July 30, 2008

How Ya' Gonna Hit a Kid?

Just got this in the inbox, all I can say is damn! Give some dude a t-shirt with a club-name on it and he thinks it's a license to kill. Obviously I don't know Double O, but just from what I've read and listening to Kidz' music, they don't strike me as the type to cause some shit. Anway, here's the statement released by their management:

"Double O from the hip hop group Kidz In The Hall was assaulted by several bouncers early Saturday morning, July 26, while inside a nightclub in Tempe, AZ following a Kidz In The Hall performance. Group member and friend Naledge, who did not witness the assault on Double O, was arrested outside of the club. Naledge's attempt to get medical assistance for Double O was misconstrued as a hinderence to the investigation. Reports that no injuries were sustained are false as Double O was taken to the hospital with multiple injuries from the excessive force used by club security. On Sunday morning Double O underwent surgery for one of his injuries. He is still in the hospital, but in stable condition.

In the last 2 years, Kidz In The Hall have traveled to over 10 countries, have done 200+ shows and never before been involved in any altercation, big or small, with club or concert security, or police officers."

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A change is gonna come!







Check this new song out supporting Obama by Ludacris. http://youtube.com/watch?v=FzdS4ZGaHcQ. Also Joell Ortiz,http://youtube.com/watch?v=qJDKBeMK4Kw which song are you feeling more, let me know.

Dont forget to vote, click on this link to register to vote.http://www.rockthevote.com/rtv_register.html?ms=rtv.com-profilenavigation

How the hell can a geek make a party song?

Man, what up Chuck? This kid is a trip, plain and simple. Eclectic, eccentric and erratic all at once, Charles Hamilton is definitely going to be a big part of the future of hip-hop (like I said, he's only 20). I'm still in the midst of giving his new mixtape a couple of listens to decide how I really feel about it, but in the meantime I just got hip to his new video, and it's pretty filthy! A little bit party, a little bit pissed, a lot of bit Sonic, this one is definitely worth a peep.

So, without further adieu:


"It's the Genesis of rap, you Atari gone." Ill. Not sure about the Sonic/Sega infatuation, but the sample is sick and so is the video as a whole. Nice.


Friday, July 25, 2008

Just to get by....

I just saw this over at 2dopeboyz.... I'll pay $9.50 to see this shit fa real. Peace.



An Interview from the Cosmos...

Keeping with the YouTube theme, just saw this over at Elitaste. Never thought I'd see Pharrell speechless, but it's for good reason!


Crazy on so many levels.

Whoa....

Language Arts (LA), Logics, and Mic Phenom got a nice little cipher goin outside the Sunset Tavern in Ballard. Wow...



Thursday, July 24, 2008

Big ups to the NW...

Sabzi interview for Crossfader...Boomboxes...fa real...



"Stop thinking that you are dope"...chuuuurch.



Peep the second beat he makes right here...




Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Travelling Down Tobacco Road...












The newest "leak" from the upcoming Common Market joint Tobacco Road. Sabzi gets the band back together on this one as Geo joins RA to spit some typical fire like only they can. More jewels from the Emerald City ya'll...don't sleep.


Common Market - The Crucible

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Oddisee

peep this joint...


a song for that - Oddisee

Oddisee, what can I say (rapper, producer and writer) this guy is for real. Everyone has heard a song from this guy probably without knowing it. Check out this dudes credentials, this is my favorite song by this cat and I am sure that you will enjoy it. He has a mixtape out right now called Oddisee 101, on his website. Check this guy out.


Kid Cudi and Wale

Since Catch hit me up on Wale, I guess the whole world knows about him but me.... Let me introduce you to his potna ( oh thats way too gangsta) partner.. The beats are basic but tight, I really like the delivery of this cat; it's smooth cause he stays hella cheifed up but still really reps real hip hop. You should pick it up here.








Friday, July 18, 2008

My Oh My....

Man the IVs were one of my favorites...Peace.


























The Only "News" You Need!

So, once again I find myself wondering where the fuck I've been. All this time, and nobody told me about The Jewelry Man? Shame on ya'll...
I guess I should say, shame on me, but why would I take the blame? Anyways, Eben Gregory is the muhfuckin' man! Part scoop, part stoop (actually, a lot of stoop, but well done), Eban breaks down all the news and gossip from the world of hip hop. From Rick Ross' days in uniform (seriously, fuck Rick Ross. No really...) to Amy Winehouse calling kanYe a cunt (thanks talking crackpipe! you're the best friend a girl could ask for!), make sure and peep the Jewelry Report for all your drama updates.

Totally Tubular!!

Break out them old parachute pants, your favorite hypercolor shirt, and a heapin’ helpin’ of Soul Glo, it’s time to take a trip back to the decade of decadence. I read about this shit a while back, but really didn’t believe it…man was I wrong! We all know Phonte can hold his own in any cipher: as part of Little Brother he has shown lyrical prowess aplenty. But the dude can sing too!! Who knew?
I always tell folks I hate all ‘80s music, but this shit made me laugh all the way through…and I can’t lie, I was giggin’ a little too. This dynamic duo actually stays fairly true to these one-hit radio wonders. But don’t worry, they add some much-needed soul along the way. Did I mention Phonte can actually sing? Trip.
You can preview Love the 80's over at HHB, but why not just buy that shit too? It comes autographed by Zo and Phonte, and includes a bonus disc of solo material from Zo. If nothing else, it’ll be a good conversation piece while you sniff blow and talk about trickle-down economics at your next ‘80s party…or not. Whatever, just buy that shit and support a pretty creative project. The cover alone is worth the$15 (mine's in the mail).
In a word: awesome!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Amember Me?

Prolly not, but everyone knows these cats! Thanks to B for holdin' it down while I got wrapped up in my job for a minute, but I'm back b-i's. Just caught this over at Cons' place... got damn I love Tribe.
Hope ya'll enjoy this little behind the scenes vid as much as I did! In a minute...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

C.O.L.O.U.R.S....



Ewww weeee, these boys are doin it up right in this video. The Cool Outrageous Lovers of Uniquely Raw Style are pimpin. Thanks to 2dopeboyz for this one. WAAAATCH ME KNOW...get on up! Peace.


Friday, July 11, 2008

Random shit for your Friday enjoyment...

Releasing this Saturday, July 12 at 11am, the Nike 112 pack. The trio features all "ones" (Air Force, Air Max, and Air Trainer)...thanks to the homeys  RPS for being on top of the sneaker game!!





No More Reign in Seattle

Some of you...alright if you haven't heard then you've been under a rock or something...we in the city of Seattle will bid a bitter farewell to the SuperSonics. Jeff Green, Kevin Durant, and the rest will be taking their show to Oklahoma City next season. I saw two of their last home games including a double OT gem made possible by 2 treys from KD...one at the end of regulation, and the other at the end of the first OT. These young cats are gonna be good...too bad it won't be here. My only remaining hope is that Clay Bennett will end up with some shitty logo and colors, not to mention getting caught takin it from David Stern.... Thanks Davey for given it to us raw.... Well hopefully this clip will give us something to hope for in the future! Alright until next week. Peace.




Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Damn, it has been awhile...

Just hopped up on here to see exactly how long it has been and realized...shit...we haven't done anything worthwhile in a minute. Please excuse the laspe but with the holiday weekend and all, you know. Catch and I took a timeout to go out to the beach house for the weekend for some much needed R&R. Good times, good food, good liquor...can't ask for much more. So let's get to it...

Catch and I found ourselves talking one day about hip-hop vs. rap...we found that our opinions are, some what, different. It is hard to fit an artist into one category...as I explained to Catch my opinion is this...hip hop tells a story that story can be uplifting or grimy. To use the words of KRS One, "Rappers spit rhymes that are mostly illegal, emcees spit rhymes to uplift they people". Rap, on the other hand, to me is all "rappin bout blunts and broads Tits and bras, menage-a-tois, sex in expensive cars...." Does one hold precidence over the other...in my opinion, naw I like them both. Shit, some days gimme some Brotha Lynch, NWA, some of that ol'gangsta shit...others I just wanna chill to some amazing beats and smooth lyrics.

So here we go...feel free to hit me up with your opinions...what do I consider hip hop vs rap? Like I said, not all can fit into one category and some cross genre's from time to time so it will be interesting to see how this all works out. Hip hop for me is emcees like, but not limited to...KRS One, Mos Def, Common, Lifesavas, Rakim, A Tribe Called Quest, Talib Kweli, Run DMC, De La Soul, Jurassic 5...anything where true emceeing is the forefront of the music. Rap is more along the lines of...NWA, Snoop, Lil' Wayne, Ghostface (or all of the Wu), Scarface, etc. Some of the most influential artist, in my opinion cross both genres...2Pac, Biggie, Jay-Z, Outkast, Kanye, Lupe, Digital Underground, Public Enemy...and the list goes on and on.

That all leads into 3 cats that I feel are real hip hop artists. From production, DJing, to emceeing...they do it all. I am not sure how but each is linked to one another through either production, beats, or featured on the others album. Two of these dudes is from the NW, the other is from Florida by way of LA. Ohmega Watts, Braille, and Surreal...have been gettin mad play on the iPod recently.

So if you ask Lucious D's she'll tell you that she told me about the first 2 years ago and that I blew her off...now that is not entirely true. I mean I do blow her off on occassion, and may or may not have on said occassion, but I just needed a longer listen. Ohmega Watts landed in Portland after having been born in Brooklyn and lived in Florida for a bit. You wanna talk about do it all, this cat does it all. Production, beats, rhymes, the cat even has a DJ gig called "The Fix" every Thursday at The Someday Lounge. His albums, The Find followed by Watts Happening, are laced with intricate beats, live music, and a calm flow. My only negative is that, at times, the beats and breaks are almost TOO intricate...but he makes it work. You can check him out here.

Braille is another dude from Portland that I got turned on to through listening to Ohmega Watts, and even Catch had a say in this too. Braille has just released his fourth album, The IV Edition, in April or March. If you like lyricist then this is a great album, not to say that the beats aren't on point...I mean with production from Marco Polo, Ohmega Watts, Kno from Cunninlynguist, and Rev Shinez of the Lifesavas it is hard to go wrong. The title track "The IV" and "Many Stories", though different types of songs, show his ability to rhyme and tell that story be it in a "club banger" or slow laid back tone. You can read up on him here.

Surreal, the third and final emcee, hails from Florida but is featured repeatedly on Braille and Ohmega Watts tracks. Ohmega Watts even has some production and beats credits on an album that I got from HHB. The album features production and appearances from The Soundproviders, Ohmega Watts, Kero One, Braille, Sivion, MoO, Theory Hazit, Tony Stone and more. Surreal's album, Future Classic, with DJ Balance is some laid back, easy listening hip hop. Honestly, I can listen from begining to end and not find a track that doesn't have something that I can chill to. You can check some of his music here.

So Imma put up the a track from each for your listening enjoyment...the most listened to tracks from each album. Have a listen, cop their albums, and lemme know what you think. Peace.

Ohmega Watts - Where It All Started


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Wow, sorry I slept on this...

How did the hell did I sleep on this one? Wow, I can't believe I missed it. Apparently this is newly drafted Dallas Mavericks guard Shan Foster. Amazing....