Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Direct link to the original version of the video on Flow.tv.
And in case you missed them on other blogs last week...
IMEEM embed media player for The Leak Vol.1 mixtape:
Or download The Leak Vol.1: The Understanding mixtape here. [sharebee zip file D/L links]
And finally, Mickey's video playlist on imeem.com
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Using the track, "Creator" from her album that just dropped today, I believe (?). I respect these underground artists getting that corporate paper.
Barack is selling out his former pastor to win the democratic nomination: discuss....
Real talk: this album is more hip hop than most rap albums coming out nowadays.
Rolling Stone: Coachella Day Two: Prince Dominates With Greatest Hits, Guests, Radiohead and Beatles Covers
(spotted via my dude's Roger's Facebook page.)
Monday, April 28, 2008
This is an odd one: I was told about this video a while back but it was apparently shelved (or delayed?) due to clearance issues so I was surprised to see it pop up when I did search on Mickey and Cool Kids on YouTube today. I hit my dude Mickey to ask if everything was straight with it now and apparently it's not and he's kind of tight that its leaked. So watch it while you can and before it gets taken down!
Another new MC featured previously on the site, Soulbrotha on this travesty: "Unforgotten" (This Can't be Life pt. II) " [zshare stream/download mp3 link]
Mickey Factz - "I'm Sean (50 Shots)" [zshare stream/download mp3 link] - this has been posted on the site before but had to go in again obviously. Mickey on the track:
"As some of you may or may not know, Sean Bell of Queens, Ny was murdered senselessly by 3 undercover police officers. Today the case that was supposed to send these cops to jail were acquitted on ALL charges. So basically, the justice system is not labeling discharging 50 shots as a crime, but as a procedure. Which means that every minority walking the streets of America is liable to get pummeled by a barrage of bullets. Me being an artist, I wrote this song in January 2007 and it is clearly as relevant as it was then as it is now. I ask people to listen to the song and pass it along as a testament to the death of Sean Bell. May he rest in peace and condolences go out to his family and friends."
More as they surface....
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Yo, that spot is so much f-ckery, I can't even get into it. More from Time magazine:
"An old right-wing attack dog has returned with a new target: Barack Obama.
Starting Tuesday, a group of conservative activists led by Floyd Brown, author of the famous Willie Horton ad used so effectively against Michael Dukakis in 1988, will begin a campaign to tar Obama as weak on crime and terrorism, a strategy that aims to upend Obama's relatively strong reputation among Republican voters."
Click here for the full article:
And from Salon.com:
"Will McCain denounce Floyd Brown? It's time for the GOP to finally repudiate the creator of the infamous Willie Horton ad, who is back smearing Obama."
Produced by The Neptunes:
Madonna feat. Kanye West - "Beat Goes On" [zshare stream/download mp3 link via YG]
From her 'hip hop' album, Hard Candy dropping this coming Tuesday (I think). The "4 Minutes" video above for those who've been living under a rock the past couple months.
Detail here via The New York Times.
Good grief! I thought this was supposed to be the 'successful' war!
A list of previous attempts on Afghan President Hamid Karzai's life. [International Herald Tribune]
Saturday, April 26, 2008
New artist out of the MIA. Recommended if you f-cks with Jeezy, Plies, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane etc.
Streetz - "On my Grind" (produced by Nitti) [Zshare stream/download mp3 links: Clean | Original]
Streetz feat. Yung Joc - "Beat in Da Trunk" [Zshare stream/download mp3 link]
Download The Supply mixtape hosted by Streetz: Yousendit D/L link | Sendspace D/L link
MySpace - Streetz
Friday, April 25, 2008
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on the 2000 Bush v. Gore election ruling: 'Get over it. It's so old now.'
Clips from a 60 Minutes interview (presumably) airing this Sunday night. He also said it was Gore's fault that the Supreme Court got to steal the 2000 election for Bush. Wow....
(via the USA Today 'On Deadline' blog)
4-clip YouTube playlist. Full interview airing TONIGHT on PBS (check your local listings). Please watch either and understand how retarded the mainstream media has been in trying to paint Rev. Wright as some kind of racist nutjob.
Bill Moyers Journal - PBS page
NY1 is reporting... including the reckless endangerment charges! WTF??
The New York Times account here.
No Kanye unfortunately but Dave seemed to dig it anyway! Her Shine album is pretty good! I think it drops next Tuesday?
From 'The Notebook,' The Houston Chronicle's blog:
"One of America's most influential African-American political leaders sharply criticized former President Bill Clinton on Thursday for what he called his "bizarre" conduct during the Democratic presidential primary campaign.
The black leader, Rep. James E. Clyburn, an undeclared superdelegate from South Carolina and the third-ranking Democrat in the House, said "black people are incensed over all of this," referring to a series of statements that Bill Clinton has made in the course of the heated race between Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama."
Click here for the full post.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
McCain has allegedly asked for the ad, which is scheduled to start running next Monday, to be pulled but I doubt he's being too forceful with that request!
From The New York Times: "G.O.P. Now Sees Obama as Liability for Ticket" - it's just pathetic and embarrassing how low the level of discourse is in US politics.
Something slightly different today. For those who don't know him, Paul Weller is a British rock n roll icon whose career has spanned over three decades. His love of Black music, particularly classic R&B and soul is well known. Here's his cover of the Bobby "Blue" Bland track best known for being sampled by Kanye for the track "Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)" from Jay-Z's classic album, The Blueprint and in the TV campaign for the American Gangster movie last year.
Paul Weller - "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City" [link expired, Re-up YouSendIt mp3 D/L link]
From Disc Three (Button Downs) of Weller's Fly on the Wall compilation of rare B-sides, remixes and other rarities.
Paul Weller | BUY the Fly on the Wall compilation here
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Douglas Bruce (R-Co) calls Mexicans 'Illiterate Peasants.' Yes, I will acknowledge that Bush is actually pro-immigrant in case anyone wants to jump down my throat on this one.
Labels: US race relations
Is this poster on the walls of your local prison?
Record-High Ratio of Americans in Prison. [Huffington Post]
Army, Marines give waivers to more felons. [CNN]
Maybe Bush, Cheney, Libby et al. can enlist when they finally get impeached?! Lord knows we'll need the recruits if this war in Iraq goes 100 years like McCain speculates. Who am I kidding? We know neither of those things is gonna happen.
DoD blasted for recruiting felons, not gays.
Labels: GOP incompetence
Bush: what, me worry?
From USA Today:
"In a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken Friday through Sunday, 28% of Americans approve of the job Bush is doing; 69% disapprove. The approval rating matches the low point of his presidency, and the disapproval sets a new high for any president since Franklin Roosevelt."
I'm not surprised, you can only fake the funk for so long. Click here for the full article.
Clinton wins, but challenges remain. [Reuters]
San Jose Mercury News Editorial: Clinton's tactics hurt prospects for November.
And from The New York Times:
Cash Struggle Continues for Clinton, Filings Show.
The Low Road to Victory.
Clinton Camp Vows to Go On, but Sees Need to Win 2 States.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
"Think Green whether it be the money or the trees" - evironmental hip hop just in time for Earth Day TODAY!
Phil The Agony feat. Talib Kweli - "Think Green" [YouSendIt mp3 D/L link]
(spotted via Real Talk NY)
Earth Day - 2008
Image courtesy Nah Right
More of that hip hop-reggae steez these guys have explored in the past with their remixes - not bad!
Bun B - "That's Gangsta (The Amps remix)" [zshare mp3 stream/download link]
The Amps - MySpace | Blog
From the forthcoming album, The Ambush:
Listen: "Pump It Up" | "Sunny Days" featuring Leo Da Don [zshare mp3 stream/download links]
Do people remember Busta affiliate (and cousin) Rampage the Last Scout from back in the 90's? And am I crazy or is he channeling Tony Yayo's flow on that second song?? C'mon Ramp, you're better than that!
Rampage - MySpace
This looks like it could be interesting. Real heads in NYC know about the Lo Lifes.
(spotted via Hypediss)
Monday, April 21, 2008
No cover! I'ma probably be there for a hot minute with some of my peoples. Come through....
Sunday, April 20, 2008
I didn't even know about this until my totally non-hip hop friend Lisa put me up on it this morning. How did none of the hip hop blogs I
Featuring a performance by the homegirl, Roxy. RSVP due April 21 (that's TOMORROW) - info on flyer.
Swindle Online: Website | MySpace
Labels: Roxy Cottontail
[clicks through to a zshare mp3 stream/download link page courtesy ThisIsTheRemix.com]
GFC's Mickey Factz and Nakim performing in China!
Mickey Factz feat. Malcolm X - "The Understanding" [Sharebee D/L link]
This coming week will conclude the first volume of The Leak Series. Mickey will be combining all the songs together as well as adding some youtube links and pics for download
Nakim - "I Get It In" (Produced By The Runners) [Sharebee D/L link]
[clicks through to a zshare mp3 stream/download link page courtesy ThisIsTheRemix.com]
Featuring new (?) rapper Poundz (who he?).
That I saw on the way back from the gym today in the black / metallic copper / white / team red colorway. They're not that summery looking, frankly but I f-cks with these anyway - those laces and the copper are crazy. [more images via ShoeBox and PickYourShoes.com]
Also feeling these new black / white / anthracite / varsity purple Nike Blazers.
From a Reuters article:
"Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is attracting record numbers of young voters -- but will a demographic known for low turnout vote in enough numbers to defeat Hillary Clinton in the graying state of Pennsylvania?"
Click here for the full article.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
To be honest this video, produced by The Jed Report is a bit of a hatchet job on Hillary and is probably not "The Video That Could End The Clinton Campaign" as my man MMG claims. It does however, expose her through her own words yet again as at best, a flip flopper and at worst, an outright liar who should tread very carefully as to what lines of attack she chooses to use on Sen. Obama.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Hilarious! Via Illdoctrine.com.
AP Report: Gibson, Stephanopoulos criticized for their work on this week's Democratic debate.
At the shoot for the "Driving Down the Block" video. DJ Double O: "You might have even played ["Driving Down the Block"] while you was doing the nasty with yo' sister..." - WTF?? That's not even ironic funny! Disturbing....
New Kidz in the Hall album, The In Crowd is in stores 5.13.08.
Kidz in the Hall - MySpace
(spotted via Urb)
Labels: Kidz in the Hall
Click to 2:00 into the clip. I told you he could be our first hip hop president!
And of course based on prior history, you knew somebody was gonna have already 'remixed' the video clip....
(h/t on the direct YouTube links: JW/JS)
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Billy Danze (of M.O.P.) - “Gangsta (Clean Edit)” [Listen: MP3 | D/L via MediaFire]
(mp3 courtesy East Coast Radio, please right click and Save As)
Lil Mama - VYP - Voice of the Young People IN STORES 4.29.08.
Website | MySpace | www.lilmama.tv
Labels: Lil Mama
And make sure to vote for Freestyle 101 at The Webbys where they are (I think) the only hip hop site nominated for Best Music Series! You can vote here.
DJ Muggs & Planet Asia: coming this summer.....
(video courtesy Soul Assassins Mashup Radio)
No, this is not some Rick Rolled sh-t. And like the man says, new Usher album, Here I Stand in stores 5.27.08.
(h/t: Baby Sam)
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
New hip hop-oriented movie opening July 3 set in NYC 1994, "the greatest year in hip hop history" (hmm....) starring Method Man. More details via Eskay or The Wackness Facebook Group page. Soundtrack featuring classic 90's hip hop from Biggie, Wu-Tang, Tribe, Raekwon, Craig Mack and more dropping June 24 on Jive Records.
Dem Franchize Boyz - "Mr. Feel Good" (prod. Mannie Fresh) [audio streams: Windows | Real]
The generic sounding but serviceable enough new single by the "Ooh I Think They Like Me" guys. Why didn't they just have homeboy in the group who produced that hit come up with a something for their comeback instead of taking this identikit Southern street 'banger' from Mannie?
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Featuring Fabolous, Lil Wayne, Sean Kingston and Ray J. Green Lantern is co-signing this kid for real?! I guess I definitely have to pay attention now?
Download the mixtape here. [zshare zip file D/L link]
Featuring a young Polow Da Don as the 'love interest.' Check it out for a couple good laughs at how this producer looked back in the day.
(h/t: my dude BR)
Labels: Polow Da Don
"On Monday, speaking to the Charlotte Observer, he did his best Geraldine Ferraro imitation and that Sen. Barack Obama would not be his party's leading candidate if he were white.Click here for more from EURweb.com and here for the original Charlotte Observer article.
"What I believe Geraldine Ferraro meant is that if you take a freshman senator from Illinois called 'Jerry Smith' and he says I'm going to run for president, would he start off with 90 percent of the black vote?" Johnson said. "And the answer is, probably not.""
Monday, April 14, 2008
Is she friggin' serious??! This is just sad - a total non-issue. Your girl is DONE if this is how she thinks she's gonna clinch the nomination!
Click here for the article on what they've been doing for the past 10 years and the making of their new album, Third which will be in stores April 29.
Listen to audio snippets from Third: "Silence" | "Hunter" | "Nylon Smile" [direct mp3 links courtesy NYT, Right Click and Save As] | "We Carry On" [video sneak peak courtesy Island Records UK]
Previously on The Kitchen: Portishead performing live on Current TV.
Online: Portishead - website
"The young man who interrupted his studies to serve his country for six years or our three political leaders who beat the system? Are the patriots the people who actually sacrifice something or those who merely talk about their love of the country?
While this young man was serving six years on active duty, Vice President Dick Cheney, who was born the same year as the Marine/sailor, received five deferments, four for being an undergraduate and graduate student and one for being a prospective father. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, both five years younger than the African-American youth, used their student deferments to stay in college until 1968. Both then avoided going on active duty through family connections."
Click here for more from the Chicago Tribune.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Wayne getting his Wyclef Jean on during his Special taped at 'BET Spring Bling' that aired last night! Rizoh's unimpressed but I gotta say I was surprised that he could even play this well. Weezyana continues to confound the pundits.
BTW: who the f-ck is that kid who was on stage with him the whole time doing nothing other than dancing really badly and clapping off-beat?!
Obama tries to defend his own so-called 'misspeak' even as he get denounced as 'out of touch' and an 'elitist.' Gotta say though, Hillary is looking in much worse shape than your boy Barack right now!
Count on Bill to screw Hillary up again just when people were getting past the Bosnia Sniper fire 'flap.' Now they're gonna have to take a closer look again at what she said and realize what a HUGE liar she's been when speaking on this incident. (video above spotted via WaPo's 'The Trail' blog]
Friday, April 11, 2008
At 10pm EST. Video of full show above. Click here for more info. With all due respect to Current TV, why isn't MTV (which used to mean Music Television) doing stuff like this any more?? Even on MTV2? The mind boggles....
Apparently this kid is from NYC but has lived in the A for the past 10 years. Can you f-ck with it?
M.O.E. BETTA feat. Jim Jones - "See Me In Da Club" [Audio: MP3 | Mediafire D/L link]
(h/t East Coast Digital Radio)
Big Cat records - website | MySpace
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Video of Mickey's Spin magazine photoshoot above directed by Steve-O. Mickey's blowing up! And to think it all started right here.
Mickey Factz - "Automatic" [sharebee D/L link]
YouTube video of Mickey performing "Rest Of Em" Live at S.O.B.'s last week with Theophilus London. This is the track where he name-checks Different Kitchen. Unfortunately the audio is pretty bad but Mickey looks like he puts on a great live show.
The 'Screaming Bloody Murder' tour with A-trak, Steve Aoki, Catchdubs, Kid Cudi & MORE!! This might be some straight
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Big Boi interviewed on the premiere of the Atlanta Ballet production, Big featuring his music at The DJ Booth. (direct mp3 D/L link spotted via Eskay, Right Click and Save As)
Big at the Atlanta Ballet
Labels: Big Boi
Then the remix (sampling Slick Rick):
Day 26 - "Got Me Going (DJ Excel Remix)" [zshare stream/download mp3 link]
More vintage videos from this CT-based local video show here.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Look pretty good to me! (spotted via Danny Boy's Daily Dose blog)
Iraq Security Improved, but 'Fragile and Reversible.' [Washington Post]
So much for the surge! McCain, keep hangin' your campaign victory hopes on the success of the Iraq War....
"The United States is no closer to achieving its goals in Iraq than it was a year ago but a quick military withdrawal could lead to massive chaos and even genocide, according to a report released Sunday by a U.S. think tank." [AP Google article]
Obama Catching up to Clinton in Pennsylvania. [Forbes.com]
Clinton's Sag in the Polls Makes Big Pennsylvania Win Unlikely. [US News & World Report]
Obama leads in N.C.; voters distrust Clinton. [Boston Globe 'Political Intelligence' blog]
Stat Quo feat B.o.B. - "My Ride (Double Bubble)" [Sendspace D/L links: Clean | Original]
Sent to me by my dude TJ with the question: "Has Stat Quo finally found his hit record????" To be honest, it kind of reminds me of a record called "Bubble Gum" by 'American Idol' winner, Fantasia's brother Ricco Barrino that dropped about a year or so ago.
Online: Stat Quo - MySpace
Olympic Torch Goes Out Briefly in Paris. [The New York Times]
Olympic Torch Protesters Hang Signs On Golden Gate. [YouTube video]
IOC mulls cancellation of torch relay. [USA Today]
China's dreams of the Beijing '08 Olympics being a vehicle for the rehabilitation of their repressive regime's image throughout the world look like they are pretty much going out like that torch!
If you're not into indie-pop type sounds move it along, there's nothing for you here or open your mind and try something new. You never know - you might like it!
Listen: "In Bloom (Live at End of The Road Festival)" | "The Knife (Live at BBC)" [direct mp3 links, right click and save as]
Online: Hush the Many - MySpace
Labels: Hush the Many
Irish hip hop! Peace to House of Pain and Scaryeire! They couldn't have sent this out in time for St. Paddy's Day last month though?
Monday, April 07, 2008
The video is on some friggin' weirdo sh-t to be honest but the song is hot!
(Spotted via Discobelle)
Sunday, April 06, 2008
TV spot for the new Flavor Flav sitcom premiering this month on the myNetworkTV network. Do I really need to add any additional commentary to this one?
Rick Ross feat. Lil Wayne, Fabolous, T-Pain & Red Cafe - "The Boss (remix)" [direct mp3 link courtesy www.mp3waxx.com, remember to Right Click and Save As]
Saturday, April 05, 2008
Sponsored by Brooklyn Circus & Frank White.
muro online | black belt jones online
Friday, April 04, 2008
40 years after his assassination, the question remains: what if King had lived? [AP article by Allen Breed via ABC News]
Labels: Martin Luther King Jr.
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Using Saul's "List of Demands" track. I'm glad son is getting that Nike paper. Kvn, you have anything to do with making this happen? :)
Labels: Saul Williams
Sad to be witness to:
"When James Brown died on Christmas Day 2006, he left behind a fortune worth tens, maybe hundreds, of millions of dollars. The problem is, he also left behind: Fourteen children (pending DNS tests); Sixteen grandchildren (and counting); Eight mothers of his children (that’s a low estimate); Several mistresses (the man was a rock star); Thirty lawyers; A former manager; An aging dancer; A longtime valet; And a sister who’s not really a sister but calls herself the Godsister of Soul anyway. All of whom want a piece of his legacy. And when the dust clears, there might be nothing left of the (supremely talented, extremely careless, and massively troubled) Godfather of Soul."Click here to read an extended excerpt from the article by Sean Flynn, the full version of which can be found in the April 2008 issue of GQ magazine.
New documentary premiering next week on VH1: The Night James Brown Saved Boston.
Silicone Alley Insider tries to examine the $150 million Jay-Z/Live Nation deal just announced in The New York Times today. Call me a hater but aren't Hov’s best days as a viable commercial entity WAY behind him? Especially at that insane price tag! $150 million??! Talk about buying high! I hope someone at Live Nation really knows what they're doing....
Just when things were starting to look good again, Fed Chairman, Ben Bernanke throws salt in the game? Actually, not to be a hater, but I think he's right unfortunately.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Hyphy may be dead but this record is BONKERS:
E-40 feat. Lil Jon - "Turf Drop" [zshare stream/download mp3 link]
Expect total dominance in the Bay Area and hipster clubs everywhere!
(spotted via Fader)
J.B. feat. Princess (of Crime Mob) - "She Gangsta" [MP3: original | radio]
(mp3's courtesy www.rapstarpromo.com, remember to right click and save as)
Track featuring Young Jeezy produced by Polow. Full version starring a stunning Keri Hilson premieres next Monday. (Spotted via Miss B at Str8hiphop.com)
Was the "Love in this Club" beat by Polow made with Garageband stock sounds (and even if it was, who really cares)?
So the ceasefire and drop in violence is due, not to Iraqi security forces or the intervention of the US, but to a nut-job extremist with a huge militia he can direct at will and an Iranian who is linked to terrorism.
"Rockets have smashed into Baghdad's heavily-fortified Green Zone, a day after radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called a ceasefire with Iraqi and coalition troops." [Voice of America]
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Cites 'family reasons.' The truth, of course, is something else.
I haven't been in a sneaker store in a minute but I saw these last night and thought, I might have to cop!
(image via Nice Kicks)
Beautifully shot and a nice comeback after that last misfire from the normally reliable Mr. West.
I hesitate to tag this Pete Rock cover as 'new music' as I'm sure I saw this on a bunch of blogs months ago, no? From the Fallin' Off the Reel Vol. 2, compilation by Truth & Soul Records.
Raekwon & El Michels Affair - "PJ's" [Audio Streams: MP3 | Windows]
Fallin' Off the Reel Vol.2 Megamix [mp3] | Amy Winehouse - "Love Is A Losing Game (Truth & Soul Remix)" [mp3, right click and save as]
Truth & Soul - Website | MySpace | Facebook | Imeem