Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
"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
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.
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
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
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
Friday, July 18, 2008
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
Hope ya'll enjoy this little behind the scenes vid as much as I did! In a minute...
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
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
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
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