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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Mogadishu Meltdown? 

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While the US remains bogged down in Iraq, a real front in the "War on Terror" is in chaos.

I'm off to LA for a few days though so posting will be unlikely until into the New Year so have a good one, everyone.

In the meantime, check my peoples: Rizoh, JJ, Eskay, Discobelle, Dork, Fresh, Oh Word, William H. Sunday, O-Dub and others.

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A Legend Remembered 

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Just a quick one today 'cos I'm on the run:

James Brown 40th Anniversary mix by producer Salaam Remi (via Eskay)

Respect the architects!

On the web: James Brown - MySpace Pages | website

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Gerald Ford, R.I.P. too but... 

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If you call yourself a so-called hip hop blogger and you're not paying CRAZY homage to James Brown right now, you're not a hip hop blogger. Think about it....

"Forget Dylan and Elvis. James Brown was the most important American popular musician ever" - click here for more from "He Made the World Funky" by Jody Rosen in Slate magazine:

Kelefa on the Godfather.

(Image and links above via O-Dub)


Incredible footage of James Brown live in Olympia (WA?) in 1966. (spotted via

A snip of an article about the realtionship between the funk of James Brown and afro beat of fellow legend Fela Kuti by my dude Jeremy Pam:

"No sooner did Fela begin to develop highlife-jazz, however, than a musical tidal wave swept across Africa (as well as the African diaspora worldwide): James Brown. By the mid-1960s, James Brown was already recognized as a titan of rhythm and blues, "Soul Brother No. 1." With "Out of Sight" in 1964 and "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" the following year, however, Brown took a radical turn away from traditional R&B/soul. Largely abandoning traditional song structure, Brown instead increasingly foregrounded complex, ever-changing arrangements of simple rhythmic patterns or vamps played by his razor-sharp horn and guitar sections, all over polyrhythmic foundations laid down by his drummers Clyde Stubblefield, Jabo Starks and Melvin Parker (brother of the late Columbia Law professor Kellis Parker).

Brown's famous account of the making of "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" in his autobiography is perhaps the best description of this seminal development in American popular music: "I was still called a soul singer but musically I had already gone off in a different direction. I had discovered that my strength was not in the horns, it was in the rhythm. I was hearing everything, even the guitars, like they were drums. I had found out how to make it happen."

Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis to introduce congas into Brown's band and was an inspiration behind the arrangement of many of the Brown's most rhythmically innovative compositions, such as "There Was a Time," Give It Up Or Turnit a Loose," and "Super Bad."

The result of these revolutionary musical experiments – which eventually became known as funk – at first seemed shockingly "unmusical" to many white Americans (and to some black Americans as well). In Africa, by contrast, although prompting similar incomprehension and disapproval among a few self-appointed cultural gatekeepers, James Brown's new sound almost immediately became wildly popular, and in West Africa soon began to undercut the audience for highlife.

In addition to its symbolic appeal as a newly assertive expression of black Americans' ongoing struggle for human rights (in such songs as "Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud"), some musicologists have explained the African popularity of Brown's music as stemming from certain structural commonalities with traditional West African rhythmic patterns, particularly variations on the generic West African patterns known as "clave" (which are also central to Afro-Cuban and other Afro-Carribean musical styles). For Fela, the wild popularity of James Brown's music posed a significant challenge.... "

(Click here to download the entire article.)

A ridiculous number of JB-related links at WFMU's Beware of the Blog.

And Stone's round-up of James Brown blog tributes.

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A Grim Toll 

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Brick City's Jonathan Lootens: another unnecessary Iraq War victim and hero.

The REAL war on Christmas. From

In a span of a few hours, 2,973 people were killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. In a span of 45 months, the number of American troops killed in Iraq has exceeded that grim toll.

The milestone in Iraq came on Christmas, nearly four years after the war began, according to a count by The Associated Press.

President Bush has said the Iraq war is part of the United States' post-Sept. 11 approach to threats abroad: Taking the offensive against enemies before they could harm Americans.

There has not been any credible evidence linking Iraq to the Sept. 11 attacks.

"The president believes that every life is precious and he grieves for each one that is lost," deputy White House press secretary Scott Stanzel said Tuesday. "The hardest decision the president has ever made has been to send our young men and women in uniform into harm's way.

"The president will ensure that their sacrifice was not made in vain."

Many enlisted because they felt it was a way to battle international terrorism in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

Jonathan Lootens, from upstate New York, joined the Army, telling family members: "This is something I have to do."

The 25-year-old sergeant was killed during his second tour of duty when a roadside bomb went off near his vehicle in the city of Kirkuk. His father says more than enough Americans have died in the conflict.

"I want the boys to come home, you know," Lootens said. "Personally, I can't see where we're really accomplishing anything over there anymore."

Click here for more from "U.S. Iraq War Toll Passes That of 9/11."

Bonus audio: James Brown "The Payback" [MP3: YSI | zshare stream/download]

On the web: James Brown - MySpace Pages | website | Buy the In Yo' Face!: The History of Funk, Vol. 4 or The Payback albums both of which include "The Payback."

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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Hard Questions About Hip Hop 

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From The New York Times on Christmas Eve:

"A new documentary by 36-year-old filmmaker Byron Hurt, “Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes,” questions the violence, degradation of women and homophobia in much of rap music.

Scheduled to go on the air in February as part of the PBS series Independent Lens, the documentary is being shown now at high schools, colleges and Boy’s Clubs, and in other forums, as part of an unusual public campaign sponsored by the Independent Television Service, which is based in San Francisco and helped finance the film.

The intended audiences include young fans, hip-hop artists and music industry executives — black and white — who profit from music and videos that glorify swagger and luxury, portray women as sex objects, and imply, critics say, that education and hard work are for suckers and sissies.

What concerns Mr. Hurt and many black scholars is the domination of the hip-hop market by more violent and sexually demeaning songs and videos — an ascendancy, the critics say, that has coincided with the growth of the white audience for rap and the growing role of large corporations in marketing the music." (click here for more)

Related: Ice-T's wife Coco on the cover of this month's Smooth magazine (!).

Bonus audio: James Brown "Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine (Part 1)" [MP3: YSI | zshare stream/download]

On the web:

James Brown - MySpace Pages | website | Buy the Sex Machine album

Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes - website

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Monday, December 25, 2006

James Brown: 1933-2006 

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Probably about the only thing that could have made me post on a Christmas day!

James Brown - R.I.P.

Bonus audio: "Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto" [MP3: YSI | zshare stream/download]

On the web: MySpace Pages | website (not sure any of those are official but worth checking anyway) | Buy James Brown's Funky Christmas

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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Hip Hop: "There's a Feeling Missing...." 

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This one's for Wes!

Nas reminisces with Flex on Hot 97 earlier this week.

Another great interview with Nas via The Fader.

Download the Nas/AZ Executive Decisions mixtape by Mick Boogie here.


Hear classic freestyles via the MySpace page of the seminal underground Stretch N Bobbito radio show.

Pete Rock Underground Classics - don't ask, don't question. Just go cop this incredible collection of overlooked and unreleased Pete Rock productions. I'll try to throw a track or two up later but check these MP3's from Rapster records for now: Pete Rock Interview
| Pete Rock Live (Be kind: Right click and save to play)

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For All My Playas in the A..... 

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Party With Super Producer Nitti at the:

Capitol Plaza Holiday Inn Select Atlanta
450 Capitol Avenue SE
Atlanta GA 30312

For More Information Or Group Rates Please Call: (404) 587-7391 (email: | web:

It's gotta be safer than partying with BMF!


Sunny Valentine feat. Yung Joc "F--- U, Pay Me"

T.I. “Where They At”


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Friday, December 22, 2006

Move over Michael Richards and Mel Gibson... 

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Bigotry served up with a smile: Rep. Virgil Goode (R-Va)

Virgil Goode is the new face of American racism & bigotry!

From the Washington Post:

Virgil Goode: A Bigot in Congress.

Via the Huffington Post:

Virgil Goode Betrayed God AND Country, While Ellison's An American Hero.

Why Virgil Goode is So Wholly Wrong.

Virgil Goode is Directly Attacking Me and I'm Pissed.

And at

Rep.-elect Keith Ellison (D-Mn.): Goode has 'a lot to learn about Islam.'

The most amazing thing is how many people seem to have no problem with this dude's flagrant hatred and intolerant views. Why??

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While you're waiting for that extra-fat white dude to come bustin' through the ceiling.... 

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Got the parents in town so posting is gonna be mad spotty for the next while but I'll refrain from wishing folks a happy holidays just yet in case I find time to throw more stuff up. Happy Hannukah to those celebrating that though.

Celebrate Christmas with [MF] Doom on "Adult Swim" - WTF?! Doom's talking about Santa being extra fat but it looks like he's gotta lay off the egg nog based on that gut he's got on display! (more: Part 2 here | via the overlooked Oh Word)

Deadstock magazine's mock holiday postcards. (spotted via Rome)

Download Santa's Mixtape - 50 minutes of Hip-Hop Xmas tunes. (spotted via Rizoh)

Listen to Big Daddy Kane, Roxanne Shante & MC Shan's "A Cold Chillin' Christmas" (via Soul Sides)

Info on the Cocaine Cowboys mixtape from the also way-underrated blog.

The story behind the making of "D-ck in a Box."

Pro-Keds x Swizz Beatz sneaker line.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

20's the new 20! 

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Got they Vans on: The Pack are shinin'!!

Yahoo is premiering the brand new Pack online video for "I'm Shinin'" TODAY right here.


The Pack's on Z100?! Not yet but check out their Skateboards 2 Scrapers EP - IN STORES NOW - on the station's website.

PackTV: all the group member profiles are up now!

The Pack do a TagWorld session.

Win a pair of them Limited Edition Pack Vans sneakers I was telling you about a few days ago.

Download the Pack's original indie mixtapes Wolfpack Musik Vol. 1 and 2 here.

And 'cos The Pack are some young, fly & flashy dudes, here's a few gear-related links to hold you down:

- Link to an interview with Mik of Greedy Genius sneakers on The Weekly Drop.

- Air Force One - 'Plaid' edition (I copped the Dunk version a couple weeks back).

- Green Camo Bapesta's (do people still even f-ck with BAPE like that any more??).

- Air Max 95 - Burberry edition.

- Evisu - Spring '07 Slip-ons (I finally copped a couple pairs of those Evisu Sumera's I was looking for a while ago online after unsucessfully trying to find my size in the real world of NYC).

(Thanks to HypeDiss for most of the above links....)

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The "new" hip hop mantra: "F--- U, Pay Me" 

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How to do the Heizman on that H-!

Already blowing up in the A:

Sunny Valentine feat. Yung Joc "F--- U, Pay Me" (produced by Nitti) [MP3: YSI | zshare stream/download] - the production on this one reminds me a little of MIMS' "This is Why I'm Hot." (more: MySpace)

But is this next Southern dance craze?

Heizman Boiz
"Do Dat Heizman on dat Ho" - MySpace | YouTube

Er... what was that Nas was saying again?

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Holiday Orientated.... 

Jim Jones Christmas ecard. (spotted via Eskay | Related: click the cover of Jim Jones' A Dispet Christmas album above to buy)

Room Service's Jeezy "Snowman" ecard.

Kind of related: Vince Guaraldi's seminal A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack album: remastered and expanded.

Chunky Pam (who?) MTV holiday promo video. (h/t: my dude Max | more here)

The annual excellent Catchdubs holiday-themed music links: here and here (so far).

And for those who missed it the other day 'cos they didn't make it past the already-classic "Dick in a Box" video links: the (Christmas) Hip-Hop Doberman.

More as I come across it....

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It's Not Just Sean Bell.... 

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From the homies over at Ubonics Media on how it goes down in the D:

"Police Kill an Unarmed Teen at a Detroit Discount Store."

Like my homegirl Ndidi glumly commented about the total lack of news coverage or active police investigating of 5 shootings, including I believe at least one homicide, in the immediate vicinity of her new Bed-Stuy neighborhood over just the past two weeks: "It's like all of our [black] lives have no value." And this chick is the most idealistic, optimistic person you'll ever meet. For her to have become this jaded in less than 3 months of living there is just sad.

Brandon Martell Moore - R.I.P.

Related: The Kitchen previously on Sean Bell.

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Iraq: What Is Going on?? 

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I really don't know but to me, it looks like Iraq is FIDDUCKED!

Colin Powell knows.

So does Al Gore.

And Bush's policies are making the US even less popular in Arab world.

While new UK evidence shreds the case for the war in Iraq.

From Crooks and Liars:

"So let me see if I have this straight: We invaded a country for whatever reason du jour (WMDs, Saddam an evil dictator, 9/11, terrorists, etc.), without the people at the top having the foreknowledge of the history of the area or the difference between various Muslim sects, took out the relatively secular (although admittedly dictator-based) government in favor of a far more Islamic (but democratically elected) government and continued to occupy said country, fighting in some cases FOR the Shia (being assisted by our sworn enemies, Iran) and against the insurgent Sunnis (that our allies, the Saudis, support). Have I got that right?

Anyone else thinking that the people in charge do not know their ass from their elbow? Feel safer in that "War on Terror"?"

(Full link)

Meanwhile Rumsfeld offered this gem in response to the question, "With what you know now, what might you have done differently in Iraq?": "I don’t think I would have called it the war on terror." (details here)

But to end: bonus terror in the homeland news - Feds to Pay $2M to Man Wrongly Accused of Terrorism.


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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

You Know It's That Time of the Year... 

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Skillz watching "Best Year Ever" and the "Big in '06" awards while doing research for "Rap Up '06"??

When Skillz drop his annual year Rap Up joint:

"06 Rap Up" [MP3: YSI | zshare stream/download]

On the web: website | MySpace | Previous post on Skillz | Buy: From Where???, Confessions of a Ghostwriter & I Ain't Mad No More


Me and some "hip hop" bloggers choose the year's best albums. To explain my choices: the mandate was to pick albums released between Nov '05 - Nov '06 so a lot of late-released album weren't eligble for voting. Believe me, if I was doing the list now Nas and Jeezy would probably be on there.

On top of that, I wasn't as impressed with a lot of blogger/crtical faves (Roots, Clipse, Ghostface etc.) as others while there were some exceptional mixtapes released which I felt deserved recognition. I think in the current internet age where pre-release versions of albums are often better than the official versions that make it to retail or artists seem to do their best work on "street albums" where they are free of label contraints of having to make "hit records" or Business Affairs depts and record execs who cock-block on the side-artist clearances, only talking about standard albums seems basically irrelevant. It also doesn't take into account the amazing work real DJ/Producers (or "mixtape artists" as Green Lantern calls them) like Green, Mick Boogie and Clinton Sparks are doing in elevating mixtapes beyond being just a bunch of exclusives strung together. MP3 DJ's: watch your backs! Hip Hop ain't dead - it's just evolving. Stay tuned: 2007 should be interesting....

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I'm telling you right now... 

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This is the future....

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Monday, December 18, 2006

I think I found my Halloween costume for next year! 

End of year YouTube/video madness....

Funnier than "Lazy Sunday"? From this weekend's Saturday Nght Live: Justin Timberlake x Adam Samberg (I think) - "Dick in a Box":

Bonus: official uncensored version of "Dick in a Box."

I posted this yesterday but didn't really put it fully on blast: Diddy's Kids.

Between those two clips did I just miss the funniest SNL in years??

And just for Christmas: the Hip-Hop Doberman. (spotted via The Bodega)

Finally, I'm not much of a sports nut but I do know the Knicks have been sucking real bad this season but that brawl near the end of the game against the Denver Nuggets this weekend is a new low even for them. (spotted via Rizoh)

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T.I. Kills It Again.... 

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And proves once again why he's the King of the South. New track from his Grand Hustle label’s latest compilation In The Streetz Vol. 4:

T.I. “Where They At” (Produced by Nitti) [MP3: YSI | zshare stream/download]

On the net: website | MySpace | Buy

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Real Talk on Tha Blue Carpet Treatment 

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Snoop Dogg "Real Talk" (prod. L.T. Hutton) [MP3: YSI | zshare stream/download]

The official retail release version of Tha Blue Carpet Treatment is cool but the real heatrock was the advance version that leaked a few weeks back and included this tribute track to executed reformed gang leader Stanley "Tookie" Williams.

I haven't delved into the official release too much yet so, at the risk of raising the "wrath" of Snoop fanatics out there with any misspeaks right now like I did the Starks Stans recently, I will hesitantly offer that I'm pretty sure this track (along with a few others that probably came from advance mixtapes or didn't clear samples etc.) didn't make it onto the final album which is too bad 'cos it features some of Snoop's hottest spitfire in a while like this sample line: "Sangfroid, that's the word and the lesson/For those unaware that means I'm calm under pressure." Need I say more? He took me by surprise with that one and I'm a fan - I didn't even know Snoop had vocab like that (ever)! Click to listen & recall why son is one of the best to ever do it.

More: MySpace | Buy Tha Blue Carpet Treatment


DJ Clue feat. Snoop
"Almost F-cked" [MP3: YSI | zshare stream/download] - from The Professional, Pt. 3. Snoop almost goes full-on hip house/Baltimore club - on a DJ Clue album?? Wigsters rejoice!!
TP3 album is actually aight featuring top to bottom bangers with very little fast forward material, but does anyone care about this dude any more and like one wag said on the XXL site, what exactly does Clue (like Diddy) do on these albums anyway? Well at least Diddy "raps."

More: Clue MySpace.


Download the entire new
Mick Boogie and The Game - "Dope Game Part 2" mixtape.

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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Just a thought.... 

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The movie
What Black Men Think is looking ESSENTIAL!

So British PM and long-time Bush lapdog Tony Blair supposedly recently said in reference to that bonkers Holocaust-Denial Conference in Iran: "I mean, to go and invite the former head of the Ku Klux Klan to a conference in Tehran which disputes the millions of people who died in the Holocaust ... what further evidence do you need that this regime is extreme? [emphasis added]"

What? You mean "regimes" like the State of Louisiana that voted this dude to the office of state representitve? Wow....


- Black Conservatives Embrace The Klan

- Black Republicans Just Don't Get It

(both links jacked from the "other" O-dub's site)

More crazy recent race-related stuff:

Seriously, don't f-ck around - click these links for real talk on What Black Men Think: trailer (via Prometheus 6) | MySpace (h/t: Rawj)

Post-KKKramer fallout coverage via

- Damon Wayans, Jay-Z, Michael Eric Dyson on the "N Word."

- The Definitive "Racist Kramer" Post.

DJ Shogun's 50 Shots- Every Bullet Has A Name On It mixtape - a response to the senseless murder of Sean Bell by NYC Police Officers featuring music from Grafh, KRS-ONE, NWA, Ice-T, Jay-Z, Nas, Jadakiss, Mos Def, and newcomers, Sekani and Driis aka Idris Elba. Each song was carefully selected to either speak on police brutality, government corruption, and many other social ills that plague society today. Available presumably via his website or MySpace though I couldn't find exactly where.

Another mix for Sean Bell (and other real solid links). (via Oh Word)

And I know this is kind of semi-old (in internet time) but here's some more Sean Bell-related news: Witness casts doubt on NYPD shooting account (link via JB)

Last word (for today) on the Sean Bell story via "Live in sin; don’t get married. If you must get married, don’t have a bachelor party. If you insist on having a bachelor party, don’t do it at a strip club. If you have to do it at a strip club, do it at noon. But the most effective thing you can do to stay alive in America today: try not to be black. [emphasis added, natch]"

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Friday, December 15, 2006

It's a week away.... 

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But get f-cking familiar TODAY, people!!!

Lovebug Starski: MySpace | The Originators: website

I'll try to throw up some old school mp3 links later but for now let me just say this: the very old school-inspired 16 year old Brooklyn phenom Lil Mama is the MUH'F-CKIN' TRUTH!!!! I thought I told you before: it's YBI all day! Just watch....

Bonus update:

Lovebug Starski - Live on WPS1 08/13/05 (Part 2 of 2) (Right click and save to play | MP3 courtesy WPS1 - Art Radio)

Davy DMX "One for the Treble" (Right click and save to play | MP3 courtesy RPM Recordings)


Lil Mama - I can't even give you mp3's of the REAL joints - "Lip Gloss" & "Make It Hot," both of which Enuff has been bangin' the sh-t out of on Hot 97 this week - yet! But check out this freestyle to get just a taste of why I'm calling her, pound-for-pound, the best new MC in the game right now....

"Show Me What You Got (Lil Mama Freestyle)" [MP3: YSI | zshare stream/download]

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Hip Hop: Still Shinin'.... 

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So stop trying to fight it even if others are exploiting it in the worse way. But since we're on the topic, peep the new book from my dudes Reggie and Gabe:

"What can you say about bling? It’s loud, it’s flashy, it’s expensive—but most of all, bling has to be seen to be believed. And so connoisseurs Reggie Osse and Gabriel Tolliver bring you Bling: The Hip Hop Jewelry Book, a stunning collection of the wildest and the brightest in outlandish jewels. Bling is the decisive showcase of all things bling, a lavishly illustrated look at this hugely influential cultural phenomenon. From $100,000 gold and diamond covered pistols to platinum teeth to jewel-encrusted goblets (aka “pimp cups”), if it’s out there, it’s in here." (click here to read more)
More: Bling: The Hip Hop Jewelry Book - website | MySpace | Buy


The Pack "I'm Shinin'" - the new generation gets bling-y. From the Skateboards 2 Scrapers EP in-stores 12/19 (although coppable on itunes now - video coming soon! (audio via the scattermish bloooog)

While the elder statesman of the bling nation moves on to a higher calling (as he should). Leave the battles alone, son.

But more on the grimey, street tip spotted via MySpace:

Fat Joe's (unreleased?) "No Drama (Clap & Revolve)" video. (via my duns Dirty Harry and Alley Cat at Encore DVD mag)

ASIS magazine: Artists | Street | Info | Style

Gino Green clothing: as seen on Papoose and every young boy in Harlem & the hip hop industry recently. I swear to God though, I thought those were 9's not g's....

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Kenna is coming.... 

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Following on from yesterday's post on McKay, here's more left-field "urban music" via my dude Jazzbo:

Kenna is a super dope cat who renders terms like alternative, soul, R&B etc. irrelevant with his David Byrne-fronting-N*E*R*D sound. This track doen't necessarily represent that description 100% but is crazy hot nonetheless. Peep game:

"Out of Control" [MP3: YSI | zshare stream/download]

Look for a full length album by homeboy produced by the Neptunes on Interscope sometime in 2007 I'm guessing.

On the web: website | MySpace | Buy

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Another contest: win Stephanie McKay show tickets 

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Why wouldn't you want to be at the Canal Room on Monday??

We're on fiya, people. Cats are recognizing the movement so here's more free sh-t for you to cop - get down or lay down!

Anyway, long time readers will know I've been a booster for Stephanie McKay from day one. For those who ain't knowin' yet, she's a Bronx-based soul singer, produced by Geoff Barrow of Portishead, whose unique take on soul music has been chronically slept on for literally years now.

But no more: homegirl is playing the Canal Room here in NYC this Monday (Dec. 18) and I have one pair of tickets for anyone who can answer the following question:

What is the name of the track (and who recorded it) that is sampled in "Take Me Over" from her current self-titled EP?

Answers by email to the address at top left (subject line: "McKay contest"). Contest will close Friday (12/15) 10am EST. A winner will be selected at random from all correct answers.

Listen: from the EP "Tell It Like It Is" [windows | real]

On the web: Website | MySpace | Buy the EP | watch the "McKay" video

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

More Fish In Stores Today... 

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And to celebrate I got 3 (count 'em) sets of the album on CD and the very fly promo t-shirt to give away. Other sites gave away just the shirts but I'm one-uppping them clowns! (Just kidding. Shouts to Rizoh and Eskay.) NOTE: the contest giveaway is now CLOSED!

I'ma keep it basic* to enter but you must be absolutely correct in your responses to qualify to win. As many long-term readers know, I'm a major fan of the classic Ghost album Supreme Clientele so answer the following questions to win:

1. What is the name of the notorious Queens gangster who inspired the album title of possibly Ghost's finest collective album moment?

2. On what track from the album is the term "Supreme Clientele" referenced in the rhymes specifically?

Emails with answers (subject line: "More Fish t-shirt/CD contest") to the address at the above left. Winners will picked this Monday (12/18) AM at random. (NOTE: include your name and mailing address too to save me one extra step if you win, thanks!)


Ghostface "Outta Town Sh-t" - one of my favorite tracks on the new album along with...

Ghostface Feat. Sheek Louch (of The Lox) "Blue Armor" - keeping that original hardcore East Coast sound alive...


Ghostface feat. Amy Winehouse “You Know I’m No Good” - so hot! But when did Amy become the next blogger It Girl (after Lily Allen or Joanna Newsome, that is)?

Ghostface feat. Redman & Shawn Wiggs
“Greedy B-tches”


: Website | MySpace | Buy More Fish

(* The second question has been revised and updated again due to Wally Champ nerds pointing out to me the impreciseness and incorrectness of my original questions. I guess if I claim this is one of my favorite albums, I should know it a little better and be absolutely correct in how I frame the questions!)

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While I was Out in the Bay.... 

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PackTV: Countdown 2 Skateboards 2 Scrapers - episodes 1 & 2 .

Also Pack/Bay-related:

- "Vans" #5 on the Rolling Stone Top 100 Songs of the year - wow these kids are really KILLIN' the game.

Coming soon - win some Pack Vans sneakers.

Catchdubs hearts The Pack

Diligentz: next up from the new young, fly & flashy hip hop movement out the Bay?

- "Punk Rock (remix) feat. The Pack" [MP3: YSI | zshare stream/download]

- "5150 Punk Rock" [MP3: YSI | zshare stream/download]

And also coming soon out the Yay (probably): Go Dav, Team Knocc, The A'z and more. YBI, baby - you can't fight this movement. Lil Wayne is just the beginning....

Finally, shout to Fresh, MK from Seemless clothing, Kent & the FTC Skate crew and my dude Mac Pacino for the B.A.R.S. tix hook-up.

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