Saturday, January 31, 2009

Now Playing...



Chelonis R Jones - Mythologies from Dislocated Genius

Officer Ricky Cartoon


It looks like Fif is gonna try & "Ja Rule" Rick Ross. What did the C.O. get himself into?

Boss!

Ganked from Miss Info

Next Up: Nipsey Hussle


I'd been seeing Nipsey Hussle's name & music on the boards & blogs, but nothing compelled me to listen to him. Another gang affiliated Cali MC making an internet buzz, nothing special. I heard the comparisons to Snoop & the co-sign from "The" Game, but Jayceon has a whole roster of co-signed artists whose projects'll never see the light of day, so I never took it seriously. Then I heard the first single from his debut album, South Central State of Mind. Shits fire. Made me go track down his two Bullets Ain't Got No Name mixtapes. With Crooked, Bishop Lamont, G. Malone & now Nipsey, I say the future is looking bright for West Coast Hip-Hop.


Nipsey Hussle - Hussle In The House

Friday, January 30, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ryan Leslie Leaks


Ryan Leslie's Album Drops from Ryan Leslie on Vimeo.

Yeah, the albums available on the internet but as a fan of Ryan's music, I'm still copping it when it hits stores. Nothing cornier then pulling out the bootleg in front of female company. Don't be cheap, support good music.

B.O.B. - Lonely People (Video)


B.o.B - "Lonely People" from isaac klotz on Vimeo.


I'm kinda late, but this joint is dope regardless.

Trailer - DC Universe Online



Jizzed...In...My...Pants!

Jazmine Sullivan - Lions, Tigers & Bears (Video)

Jazmine Sullivan - Lions, Tigers & Bears

This is probably the first song I heard from Ms. Jazmine & It's still among my faves off of her Fearless album.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Jadakiss - Letter To B.I.G. ft. Faith Evans (Video)


Directed by Va$htie.

Charles Hamilton Vs. Serius Jones


Charles Hamilton vs. Serius Jones @ S.O.B's from Music Addicts Only on Vimeo.
I think CH held his own against Serius, but Jones had the upper hand throughout & he was keeping it light. Still, it was cool to see a good spirited battle for once, where it's all in fun. That's what Hip-Hop is all about.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Lil' Wayne Is A Weirdo Pt. 2



Exhibit A: The first single from Lil' Wayne's "Rock" album, The Rebirth.

Lil' Wayne - Prom Queen

Coming Attractions - Tha Truth


The cover art from Trae's forthcoming album, Tha Truth, on his own GMABB Records imprint. After years grinding on the indies & a couple albums released on Rap-A-Lot, I hope Tha Truth finally garners Trae the recognition he deserves.

Bonus: One of my faves from Trae's last official album, "Life Goes On"

Trae - Gittin' High

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Slow Motion Soundz ft. T.I. - Lacs & 'Prices



I remember seeing this video on BET Uncut & thinking...
A. For some indie cats from Alabama, these cats came off &
B. T.I. was hella dope

Slow Motion Soundz are known as Paper Route Records nowadays & they have to be one of the most slept on movements in Southern Rap & they're starting to get a lil' shine with their production team, Block Beataz & their artists G-Side & Jackie Chain. More on these cats in the coming months.
Here's the audio...

Slow Motion Soundz ft. T.I. - Lacs & 'Prices

Animal Collective - My Girls


Animal Collective "My Girls" from Chad von Nau on Vimeo.
Ill Clip.

Eddie Murphy - Raw


One of the funniest stand-up concerts of all time

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Booty Talk: Jackie-O



Now normally I wouldn't post anything on Jackie-O. I mean, her music is subpar & she's only known for duffing out Foxy Brown a couple of years back. But as I was blog surfing, I came across the February cover of Smooth Magazine, another KING knock-off, & I had to do a double take. Shawty got an ass on her. I mean, I never thought she was that attractive in the face. Kinda reminds me of Gizmo from Gremlins, but still, she had a decent body & a nice set of cans. I don't remember her having an onion like that though. I prolly woulda paid more attention to her music. Nah, I'm lyin' hahaha.

Watch more Dailymotion videos on AOL Video


Jacki-O Nookie

Ice Cube ft. Young Jeezy - I Got My Locs On


Off of Ice Cube's Raw Footage album but being that there's footage from Cube's new flick, Janky Promoters, spliced in, I'm guessing this songs gonna be on the soundtrack.
Spotted @ OnSmash

Joe Budden Vs. Saigon: The Drama Continues

So here's where we are...
After Budden released Pain In His Life, alot of people, myself included, thought that it was a wrap for Saigon. Not that Sai isn't a talented MC, but Budden hit him with the kinda shit that could potentially end lesser rappers careers.

But a few days later, Saigon returned fire with Pushing Buddens...



...and I gotta admit, Sai came back with some heat. Almost immediately after, Joe Budden posted this...



Not sure what to think of that. Either Sai's diss really didn't phase Joe or it hit a little harder then Joe's letting on. Anyway, things didn't seem to be getting any closer to being resolved till this showed up on the internet. Seemed like Just Blaze had stepped in to try & mediate the beef, but this morning I saw this over on XXL.com. Doesn't look like Sai's trying to squash anything.

Budden is slated to perform tonight with the rest of Slaughterhouse @ S.O.B.'s in NYC & lucky for me, Amalgam Digital is presenting it as a live podcast which you can watch here.

I dunno, looks like Joey's winning cause he's the only one with something actually going on right now & all the added promo seems to be helping.

Story Developing...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Now Playing...





Biggie and Fashawn- Going Back To Cali off that Unbelievable: The Notorious Edition mixtape

Max B Breaks His Silence on Pending Murder Trial



Seems more like a roasting of the girl that's cooperating with the DA than anything else. I'm no lawyer, but it just doesn't seem wise for Max's attorney to be slandering shorty in public, on a YouTube video no less.

Story Developing...

Props to eskay

Barack Obama Sneakers






Okay, now this is just too much.

Spotted @ Ozone

Lost Returns




So my favorite TV show returns from hiatus tonight. Needless to say, if you haven't been watching Lost, you've been lunching...hard. Good thing for you, there's an hour long recap show that preceeds it, so you can get up to speed & enjoy tonight's new episode with all the rest of us geeks, nerds, fanboys, etc.
Lost Season 5 premieres tonight @ 9:00 on ABC, but tune in @ 8 for the recap show.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Lykke Li - Hustlin' (Rick Ross Cover)


Lykke Li @ NTBR Part 4 - "Hustlin'" from Drew Innis on Vimeo.

Saw this & it struck me as very odd.

Red Apples Falling - Byrd Gang Movie Trailer



Looks at least as bad as 50's "Before I Self Destruct".

Cats with alot of money & nothing better to do then blow it making subpar Urban Films, or like my Uncle calls em, "Nigga Flicks".

Blame Master P lol.

My President Is Black - It's Official!



This is historical! I wish my grandparents were still here to witness this.

Barack is a G. We couldn't have elected a more worthy & deserving candidate to represent our country as a whole. I'm not the most politically minded guy, but there's something about Obama that makes me feel optimistic about the future.

Obama's Inauguration Speech...

My fellow citizens:

I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.

Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath. The words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet, every so often the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because We the People have remained faithful to the ideals of our forbearers, and true to our founding documents.

So it has been. So it must be with this generation of Americans.


That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age. Homes have been lost; jobs shed; businesses shuttered. Our health care is too costly; our schools fail too many; and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet.

These are the indicators of crisis, subject to data and statistics. Less measurable but no less profound is a sapping of confidence across our land - a nagging fear that America's decline is inevitable, and that the next generation must lower its sights.

Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America - they will be met.

On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.


We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.

In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of short-cuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted - for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things - some celebrated but more often men and women obscure in their labor, who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.

For us, they packed up their few worldly possessions and traveled across oceans in search of a new life.

For us, they toiled in sweatshops and settled the West; endured the lash of the whip and plowed the hard earth.

For us, they fought and died, in places like Concord and Gettysburg; Normandy and Khe Sahn.


Time and again these men and women struggled and sacrificed and worked till their hands were raw so that we might live a better life. They saw America as bigger than the sum of our individual ambitions; greater than all the differences of birth or wealth or faction.

This is the journey we continue today. We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth. Our workers are no less productive than when this crisis began. Our minds are no less inventive, our goods and services no less needed than they were last week or last month or last year. Our capacity remains undiminished. But our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions - that time has surely passed. Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.

For everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act - not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality and lower its cost. We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age. All this we can do. And all this we will do.

Now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions - who suggest that our system cannot tolerate too many big plans. Their memories are short. For they have forgotten what this country has already done; what free men and women can achieve when imagination is joined to common purpose, and necessity to courage.

What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them - that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply. The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works - whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified. Where the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. Where the answer is no, programs will end. And those of us who manage the public's dollars will be held to account - to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day - because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government.
Nor is the question before us whether the market is a force for good or ill. Its power to generate wealth and expand freedom is unmatched, but this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control - and that a nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous. The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our Gross Domestic Product, but on the reach of our prosperity; on our ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart - not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to our common good.

As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our Founding Fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience's sake. And so to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and that we are ready to lead once more.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.


We are the keepers of this legacy. Guided by these principles once more, we can meet those new threats that demand even greater effort - even greater cooperation and understanding between nations. We will begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people, and forge a hard-earned peace in Afghanistan. With old friends and former foes, we will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat, and roll back the specter of a warming planet. We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.

For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus - and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.


To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect. To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society's ills on the West - know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.

To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds. And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world's resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change with it.


As we consider the road that unfolds before us, we remember with humble gratitude those brave Americans who, at this very hour, patrol far-off deserts and distant mountains. They have something to tell us today, just as the fallen heroes who lie in Arlington whisper through the ages. We honor them not only because they are guardians of our liberty, but because they embody the spirit of service; a willingness to find meaning in something greater than themselves. And yet, at this moment - a moment that will define a generation - it is precisely this spirit that must inhabit us all.

For as much as government can do and must do, it is ultimately the faith and determination of the American people upon which this nation relies. It is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees break, the selflessness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see a friend lose their job which sees us through our darkest hours. It is the firefighter's courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke, but also a parent's willingness to nurture a child, that finally decides our fate.


Our challenges may be new. The instruments with which we meet them may be new. But those values upon which our success depends - hard work and honesty, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism - these things are old. These things are true. They have been the quiet force of progress throughout our history. What is demanded then is a return to these truths. What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility - a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character, than giving our all to a difficult task.

This is the price and the promise of citizenship.

This is the source of our confidence - the knowledge that God calls on us to shape an uncertain destiny.


This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed - why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent mall, and why a man whose father less than sixty years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.

So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have traveled. In the year of America's birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying campfires on the shores of an icy river. The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow was stained with blood. At a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation ordered these words be read to the people:

"Let it be told to the future world...that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive...that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it]."

America. In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.

That speech was succinct, eloquent & inspirational.

I don't think I've ever felt prouder to be an American.

So nuff respect to my dude, Barry. Through the thick & the thin, I'm ridin' witcha.

Bonus: My President Is Black (remix) ft. Jay-Z

Swiped from The Crew.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Trailer


Due in theaters May 1st.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Roy Wood Jr. Outta Jail (Skit)


TC put me on to this hilsrious skit off of Chamillionaire's Mixtape Messiah 6.

Reign of the Batmen?



So Batman kicked the bucket in Final Crisis #6, & it hardly made any noise. Captain America got national coverage when he got murked. Maybe it had something to do with the whole flag thing. Anyway, here's the promo pic for DC's next gimmi..err...event, "Battle For The Cowl".



Hmm, this reminds me of something else...




SMH

It's The Real: Biggaveli Don't Play


Biggavelli Don't Play from jeff on Vimeo.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Joe Budden Vs. Saigon: The Response II aka Joe Budden...Leave Saigon Alone!







Alot has transpired in the last couple of days, & I'll assume you actually have a life & haven't been glued to your computer screen waiting for the next response record. Let me bring you up to speed. And here too.

So Saturday, Saigon dropped his response, Under-Achiever (feat. Prodigy). First reaction, funny song with a couple of real daggers, but it would have to been considered a light tap. Especially with the bars he bullshitted on Budden's bad breath (say that 3x fast!). Still, there were a couple of highlights....

The Game called you a fag, said niggas ding-a-linged you
And in return, you went and put this kid on your single
I mean, let's be real, Buddens is a slouch
He kissin' the bitch knowin' that Fab was nuttin' in her mouth
Clue fucked her on the couch, in the lounge, in the Bassline Studio
This booty hole made her his spouse


That's what has to happen, Joey thinks I am only rappin
Not knowin that I am gonna slap him
Forget about Ransom nigga, you come & see me?
I lay yo' ass out right on Joe Budden TV
They call this kid Mouse cause he ran wit the mice & the rats
I was out with the knifes & the gats
Shit, I'm nice wit the raps, when I fight it's like a Tyson attack
He's Peabo Bryson of rap (He's wack)
And all over the world they got love for who?
How your bitch butt got a bigger buzz then you?
You mention my seed, you bothered the right one
Cause Lil' Trey is gay, like father like mutherfuckin son


But the coupe de grace is the audio from Joe Budden TV, some disparaging remarks on Budden from Sai's punching bag turned favorite rapper, Prodigy & Sai's subsequent rant over the rest of the track, Fiddy style. On a track that's over 3 minutes long, Sai really only spits on 1:45. And you gotta question the decision to use an original beat as opposed to a track everybody knows, but we'll get into that later.

The very next day (you gotta love the turnaround in rap beefs these days. Ah, the internet!) Budden released his response to Saigon's response (stay with me people), "Pain In His Life (Saigon Diss)". After clearly promoting his album & website, Jumpoff Joey rallies his internet soldiers & proceeds to rip into Hov's "You, Me, Him and Her" instrumental for a 5 minute exhibition on how to rip an opponent to shreds. It gets ugly...

Under-Achiever was a under acheiver,
Almost thought you would come with the ether
I know he got niggas in his camp like, "spaz on him", gassin him, bafflin him
"Real talk, son don't wanna see ya"
But scrams shoulda put both hands around your neck, said "you betta get your head fuck from under the cleaver!"


Ask how it feel to have Maino face, I'm way ahead man, this ain't no race
Stop playin, I'm the bomb with the pen, I'm more like a bomb with no pin
How the fuck is Saigon gon win'!
He a loss of interest, talkin' bout my son is senseless
So I make sure the dude can't see, smell or hear, can't touch, can't taste
Now he defenseless, cause ain't a bullet in this world you can bench press
You speak Tahiri, I'mma speak Austin, the one that'll suck your dick if you flossin'
Same ol' bitch that ey'body was tossin'
The one you literally begged for that abortion
So we both gone wild, say we both love hoes & that's just our style
But Sai, if you think, it's a difference, My nigga, you goin' senile
I just kiss mine & your's is the mother of your child (blaow)


And the poor fans kept the hope, but prison is the only place he was next to blow
So he called me a fag like he homophobic, cuz they had him on his knees like "Homo, hold it"
Runnin' round, he screamin' "Oh, don't poke it"
It's a small world, how you think Joe don't know it?
Guess there's where the lies get deeper, He went in a tight end, but came out a wide reciever


Brian, how the fuck you think lesser of me, when you're easily the lesser MC
Though it be fun but that's deaded to me
At this point I’m battling my own perception, tryin’ to beat what's expected of me


Outta respect for Saigon, I won't quote any further. Y'all heard it. Y'all know what happened.

Alot of people opposed Sai's attack on Budden's son & felt it was "out of bounds", but c'mon people. This is a battle! There are no rules to battling! This is a no holds barred street fight in a back alley, where anything within arms reach is a weapon, not some hairpulling slapfest in a mall parking lot. Was it a low blow? Oh yeah, not doubt. But seeing as how Sai is a definite underdog in this battle, he'd be a fool to not use any & everything he can to damage Joe.

On that same note, this battle as a whole is unfair. This isn't BIG vs. Pac or Nas vs. Jay. This is clearly a case of Saigon being outmatched & outclassed by a better opponent. Not to say he isn't a dope rapper, cause I think he is. I listen to both Saigon & Joe Budden's music & I realize I like them equally, but for two totally different reasons.

Budden is a wordsmith, a master at metaphor's & punchlines, a battle tested MC who's quick wit & sarcastic mindset put him in the top tier of East Coast MC's. Saigon, on the other hand is a capable MC, but no where near a Joe Budden. His flows may be somewhat elementary, but it's the conscious content of his music (generally) which sets him apart from the pack. This battle obviously plays to Joe's strengths & Sai's weaknessess. Sai's dis was structured as a song & you can't deny the creative thought that went into putting that together. Budden does no such thing. Fuck structure, he goes directly for what he knows best & he goes right for the jugular. Joe claims to wanna keep it Hip-Hop, but it sounds like he's tryin to injure niggas.

Which brings me to the point of this post (still here?). Unless Saigon has some unseen talents that he's yet to unleash upon the world, this is going to get worse & he's always said from the start that he wants to slap Joe when he sees him. As much as I like Saigon's message, his behavior has proven to be erratic at times & I just can't see him taking an L without it resulting in fisticuffs. That means somebody gettin dey ass beat. So why continue with this beef? To promote Padded Room? Cause even with all the "buzz" this beef is generating, dude's on Amalgam Digital? Amalgam fucking Digital! I never hear Joe Budden on the radio & I don't think that song with Jayceon is gonna change that. The legions of Joe Budden stans don't seem to be the demographic that actually buys records.

Or is it another reason all together? I have my own ideas, but I'll keep my wacko conspiracy theories to myself for the moment. Budden has an album & website to promote & Sai has his pride & career to protect. Which one will win out in the end?

Story developing...

Tracy Morgan Phony Phone Call



Sal & Richard from The Howard Stern Show pieced together vocal snippetts from Tracy to make this hilarious prank phone call to a phone sex worker. Definitely NSFW.
Spotted @ Shabooty.com

Cold World - AB ft. Max B.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

How It Was Supposed To Be Ver. 2 (Video)


How It Was Supposed To Be (Military Version) from Ryan Leslie on Vimeo.

Here's the military themed video for How It Was Supposed To Be, the 1st single from Ryan Leslie's self titled album due out next month. It's like a movie, you gotta wait for it, but it delivers.
When I find a good quality version of the rock treatment, I'll post it.

Update: How It Was Supposed To Be (Rock Version)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Compiled & Collected - Max B.



A buncha of Biggaveli joints I zipped up. Enjoy.

Domain Dynasty
1. We Go So Hard ft. Al Pac & French Montana
2. In Love With The Ghetto
3. Walk In The Streets Alone
4. It Just Gotta Be Right (Interlude)
5. Connecticut Kush ft. Dame Grease & Messiah
6. Live Comfortable
7. So Wavy (Remix)
8. Always Be My Bitch ft. Al Pac & Mack Mustard
9. Dont Take It Personal
10. Million Dolla Baby Remix ft. Knocka & Nicki Minaj
11. The Greatest
12. On My A Game ft. Smigg Dirtee and I-Rocc
13. Goon Musik (We Run N.Y.) ft. French Montana & Dame Grease
14. Cop Come Runnin
15. Jail (Interlude)
16. Cold World ft. AB
17. Bad Whiskey
18. Niggas Aint Fuckin Wit Us ft. Mitchy Slick
19. Pop Me Up Again
20. Tattoos On Her Ass
21. Where Do I Go
22. Drop That Top (Bonus)
23. Blow Me A Dub (Bonus)
24. Blow Me A Dub (remix) (Bonus)
25. Ghetto Love - Messiah ft. Bobby Valentino & Max B. (Bonus)

My President Is Black - Young Jeezy ft. Nas (Video)

The Opposite Of Wavy



I've been riding with Max B. since "G'z Up" from Diary Of A Summer. One of the most consistently entertaining MC's in a while & I think I know why. Even though Max spits gangster shit, he embraces the "hipster" ideology in that he does him unapoligetically. Even his most cringeworthy bars are delivered with such confidence, dare I say, swag, that it's easy to get lost in the flow & the R&B'd out hooks. Now it's public knowledge that Max fell out with Jim Jones & Byrd Gang, but what you may not know is that in 2006, Max got booked in New Jersey on a murder charge & was released on a 1.5 million dollar bail after spending 8 months in jail.
After extricating himself from a "slave deal" over at Byrd Gang, Max has spent the past two years flooding the streets with numerous mixtapes, making the word "wavy" the newest addition to the Hip-Hop lexicon & building up his brand & his buzz, "riding the wave" so to speak, to a new situation at upstart label, Amalgam Digital. With the new Coke Wave CD/DVD with French Montana slated to drop this week & his album, Vigilante Season expected sometime this year, everything seemed to be looking up for Bigavelli. And now this. I'm not sure how these new developments will effect Max's case, but I hope he's as confident in his legal team as he is in his self.


Y'all know Geez is gonna stay posted and bring y'all more info as the story develops

Below is Max's XXL interview from last year

Joe Budden Vs. Saigon: The Response



The Buddens/Saigon fuckery continues. This could be entertaining

Update: Joe Budden responds to Saigon w/Angela Lee on Shade45

Ryan Leslie & KiD CuDi

I've been waiting for them to let this go since Tuesday. New crack from R. Les...


Ryan Leslie x Kid Cudi @ studio from Vernonmac on Vimeo.

Spotted @ R.Les.com

Coming Attractions - Boss Of All Bosses



Above is the official artwork for Slim Thug's 2nd album, Boss Of All Bosses, slated for release March 24th, on KOCH records.

I wonder if Jimmy Iovine & Geffen will let him keep this...

Bitch I'm Back Feat. Devin The Dude (Produced By Dr. Dre)

Suicidal Thoughts

Wifey's trying to drag me to see Notorious tonight. Not that I don't wanna see the movie, but not on the Friday night when it opens. You know niggas don't know how to act. Last time I went to the opening night of an "urban" movie (or as my Uncle likes to call em "Nigger Flicks") was when I went to see State Property, & I barely escaped the theater with my life. Unless I find a torrent before then, looks like I might have to grab my vest & my strap & man up. Here's the Biggie movie my daughter wants to see...


Enter Watchmen



Finally, Fox & Warner Bros. reached a settlement over the Watchmen film. Fox will get 8.5% of the films gross, a piece of any future sequels or spinoffs, as well as a cash recoupment for legal fees, development fees, etc. Of course this all means shit to me, i'm just happy the movie'll actually get released.

Compiled & Collected - Ryan Leslie


Ryan Leslie in stores February 10

Ryan Leslie Is The Future

1. Addiction Feat. Cassie
2. The Way that You Move Girl Feat. Nas
3. Diamond Girl
4. Quick Sand
5. Rock U
6. Used to Be Feat. Fabolous
7. Back To The Love
8. Overdose
9. Break This Down
10. I’m Ready
11. IRINA
12. Taste For Your Love
13. Still Good
14. Valentine
15. How It Was Supposed To Be
16. Hot 2Nite (Bonus)
17. Sometimes (Ft. Ryan Leslie) (Bonus) - Cassie
18. I Love You (feat. Jim Jones & Yung Joc) (Bonus) - Cheri Dennis
19. Don’t Give My Love Away (Feat. Ryan Leslie) (Bonus) - Matt Pokora
20. My Mistake (Bonus) - Megan Rochelle
21. Secrets (Bonus) - Nina Sky

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Curb Classics

Lil' Wayne Is A Weirdo



I find it hard to even defend Lil' Wayne these days. As a fan of his music & a staunch defender of him in forms & comments sections all across the bloggersphere, I still like his music, even though Dedication III was far below his standard. But shit like this just makes me SMH...

What about your songs. You never write them down

I just say it. Say it when it gets in my head, the beat. Whatever comes in my mind at that moment.

So it’s always spontaneous?

Of course. I believe anything other than that—then why go buy it? Then you could do it, she could do it.


I couldn’t do it even if I wrote it down.


But you could read what’s on the paper, right? So basically anybody that could read could recite it. That takes something away from it. But if I walk up to a guy and say “Rap for me,” he’s going to say something. His characteristics or whatever. I’m going to get what I love about him, just from his presence. That’s why you never saw me rap no TV shows. Other rappers be having to rap after an interview. So can you spit something for us? They never ask me to do that because the interview is so compelling that they actually got Lil Wayne.

I always tell somebody that’s why I am good, that’s why I’m okay, because I’m being me, I’m doing me. Now the day I gotta write stuff down—no one can believe what’s written down. Perfect example: If I was a bum and I told you I had a mansion around the corner and three Bentleys and twenty-eight bitches in my house butt naked waiting for me, you wouldn’t believe me. I’d say you stink, say Get out my face, give him $100, and say Get the fuck.

But if there was a book that said, there was this bum with a mansion with twenty bitches in it, you’ll try to use it and put it toward real life. That’s why I don’t write nothing down. That’s why I don’t believe the Bible, nothing that’s written, because nothing that’s written is to be believed.

Words from a troubled genius.

Minus the whole genius thing.

Read the rest of his ramblings over @ GQ

Bonus: Lil Wayne Ft. Lil Boosie Louisanimal

50 Cent - I Get It In


I Get It In - 50 Cent (mixed & mastered version)
Ganked from 2DopeBoyz.

Bang Bang Boogie



New shit from them Bang Bang Boogie boys outta The Bronx. Ya'll cant front on this, shit goes hard.


When The Chips are Down ft. Joe Grind

Joe Budden Vs. Saigon








I'm a fan of Joe Budden. I like his music & I think he's a smart, funny cat for the most part. But these past couple of months, I've been kinda confused as to where his mind is at. At first there was the Ransom beef, which I refuse to go back into. Hopefully, that beef has run it's course.
Now the beef that Joe had with Saigon seems to have been ressurected. The whole beef started when Budden turned Saigon into a punchline on Mood Muzik 3.

As soon as my wife’s gone/they jump on the python/they don’t know I’m out to hit & run like Saigon” - Joe Budden - Roll Call

Apparently, Sai caught feelings & did an YouTube vid where he basically said Budden had a punch in the face coming to him. Joe kinda admitted that the line wasn't really about nothing, but at the same time, he was on some "I'd like to see Saigon punch me in my face" type shit, which I fully understand. You're not gonna let another man disrespect you, even if you're not exactly looking for beef. As recent as a couple weeks ago, Budden was claiming that the Saigon thing was a non issue, even though Saigon never backed off on his threats. Here's Budden on Shade45 last week, talking about the Saigon "beef". Sounds like there's no beef on Joey's part, right? Sai kinda fell back off Budden in his last vid, but he still left with a parting shot...

"I see what he do. He starts shit, but when shit gets hectic it's a different story"

I think Sai struck a chord with that line cause look what shows up on the innernuts this morning...

A Letter To Saigon



Now I won't front like I didn't want Sai & Budden to battle. Two MC's that I respect, going at it, why not. But as I look at all the vids & hear all the dis tracks, the only thing that comes to mind is how unneccessary all this is. It all wreaks of self promotion. Saigon down right admits it in his vid. I guess it's cool as long as the "beef" stays on wax, but I still think Budden is a corn for going at Saigon, especially when he did kinda start the "beef" by mentioning Sai in a verse. I hope this isn't becoming a pattern, Joe. What do y'all think?

Monday, January 12, 2009

Saigon Squashes The Beefs...Kinda



After wilding out a couple weeks ago, Saigon reveals the method behind the madness...sorta. Even with all the recklessness, I still think Sai is a positive cat for the most part with a message that needs to be heard. So what he's contradictory sometimes, who isn't. "Gotta Believe It" was one of my favorite songs from 2008 & is exactly what's missing from commercial Hip-Hop. There's a couple verses from a new Saigon joint, "Trans-Atlantic Slave trade", produced by Scram Jones, where Saigon addresses what happened with his Atlantic situation.
If & when The Greatest Story Never Told ever drops, I'll be online to cop two.

Gucci Gone Wild



Gucci Mane throws a haymaker at an ex girlfriend.

I take it that relationship ended badly.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Beats by Dr. Dre In-Ear Headphones




Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Tour In-Ear Headphones
Hear what the artist hears and listen to the music the way you should. Beats Tour reveals the full sound of today’s digital music, including sonically demanding hip hop, rock, and R&B.

* No more snarls and knots with tangle-free cable design
* Precision response thanks to low mass, wide bandwidth driver
* Sound-isolating eartips in multiple sizes provide a perfect fit to seal out noise
* Duraflex protective cable jacket for maximum tangle resistance and durability
* MicroStrand conductors to extend frequency response
* Patented magnetic FluxTube for more natural audio reproduction
* 24K gold contacts that ensure maximum signal transfer and corrosion resistance
* Rugged protective case for superior protection


The OG Headphones By Dr. Dre's $350 price tag was too rich for my blood, but at $150, these earbuds have made my list of things to cop in '09.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Paul Mooney: Analyzing White America

If Lupe's A Weirdo...



So Weezy's finally done it. No more psuedo-rock star schtick for Young Carter. Nope, he has to follow along with the popular trend of being different just to be different. If Kanye can do it, why not Wayne? Lupe leaked two songs from his rock project, but then denied his involvement. Guess word got back to him about how horrible that fake English accent is. At least with Wayne, I can sorta see the logic. He's already sold 3 million copies of Tha Carter III, what more is there to prove in rap? Time to take the minstrel show to a whole nother genre. With all the addicts, junkies, weirdos & faux punk rockers all ready in place, Weezy F should fit right in.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Casting Update: Iron Man 2



Swiped from CBR

Variety reported Wednesday that Mickey Rourke -- the actor who’s earned superlative praise for his performance in Darren Aronofsky’s “The Wrestler” -- and Sam Rockwell -- the indie film fave who can currently be seen in "Frost/Nixon" -- are in talks with Marvel Studios to appear in the forthcoming sequel to the 2008 hit “Iron Man.”

Rourke, a star of 1980s cinema whose career was revived after an appearance in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s “Sin City” – also based on a comic book – is, according to Variety, rumored to play Crimson Dynamo, a burly, nuclear-powered answer to Robert Downey, Jr.'s svelte and suave Tony Stark/Iron Man.

The Hollywood Reporter, however, has Rourke confirmed to play a Russian named Ivan who becomes Whiplash, "a man with deadly, technologically enhanced coils."

For his part, Rockwell is rumored to play Justin Hammer, "a multibillionaire businessman" and rival of Tony Stark. Rockwell recently starred as a sex-addicted con man in "Choke," based on the Chuck Palahniuk novel of the same name.

Directed by Jon Favreau and written by Justin Theroux, “Iron Man 2” will be released by Paramount Pictures in the

Black Boy Swag, White Boy Tags

The boy Young Dro taks about his new album, P.O.L.O. & the new mixtape with Grand Hustle artist, Yung LA.



"My nickname School Boy, but ain't nobody learnin' me..."


They don't really know about Dro.

Hard To Watch



Why does this continue to happen?

When will it stop?

Will it go unpunished?

Stay Tuned...

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Before I Self Destruct Tracklist



This is supposed to be the official track listing for Curtis' upcoming album, Before I Self Destruct.


01. Intro
02. Came To Win (Produced by Red Spyda)
03. Get Up (Produced by Scott Storch)
04. Need Your Hate (Produced by Dr. Dre)
05. Here For A Reason (feat. Nate Dogg) (Produced by Tha Bizness)
06. Good To Be A Gangsta (Produced by Ty Fyffe & Sha Money XL)
07. Don’t Mess With 50 (Produced by Don Cannon)
08. Trust In Me (Produced by J.R. Rotem)
09. Norman Bates Motel (feat. Eminem) (Produced by Dr. Dre)
10. Bitch I’m Sorry (Produced by Needlz)
11. All For You (Produced by Hi-Tek)
12. No Time To Lose (feat. Swizz Beatz) (Produced by The Individuals)
13. Lonely At The Top (Produced by Play-N-Skillz)
14. You Need Us (feat. Lloyd Banks & Tony Yayo) (Produced by DJ Khalil)
15. Different Path (feat. Dave Young) (Produced by Havoc)
16. I Get It In (Produced by Dr.Dre)
17. Somebody Forgive Me (Produced by Jake One)
18. My Reign (Produced by Eminem)
19. Ready For War (feat. Dr.Dre) (Produced by Dr. Dre)

Ganked from OnSmash

It's missing the first "leaked" song I heard, See Me Bleeding, which I thought was ok, even though there's some blatant Texas-style swagger jacking going on. It's way better than Get Up, but that really isn't saying much.

See Me Bleeding - http://www.zshare.net/audio/53780968807e511a/

Black Dynamite Trailer




This is the official trailer for Black Dynamite, a 70's Blaxploitation spoof starring Michael Jai White (of "Spawn" & Tyson" fame) which is supposed to drop sometime this year. Reminds me of classic films like Dolomite & The Human Tornado. There was a low budget version, but after they got good feedback with the 1st trailer, they went back & re-shot alota scenes with some C-level actors (i.e. Arsenio Hall, Tommy Davidson, Salli Richardson etc). Hope it actually gets a theatrical release. Shit looks like it's gonna be hilarious.

Battle Of The Bloggers: Bol vs. Epstein













In case you guys haven't been keeping score, let me bring you up to speed...


In the black trunks: Byron Crawford is a popular blogger who runs his own site, but also blogs for XXL.com. A known shitstirrer, Bol's award winning blog is as entertaining as it is informative, if you can ignore the mental midgets who post in the comments section. They just started to let Bol write a column in the regular XXL mag, so I guess he's moving up in the world.


In the blue trunks: Peter Rosenberg is a DJ at Hot97 here in New York. He started out doing radio in D.C. & got a job in NY last year. Another funny, opinionated blogger who's main schtick is being a Hip-Hop geek. He currently hosts the morning show over @ Hot, along with DJ Cipha Sounds, & they also have the Juan Epstein podcast going on (my fave podcast BTW), and for those who haven't subscribed to it on iTunes yet, we'll all wait...ok.
And one more thing. If you haven't figured it out by his last name, Peter Rosenberg is Jewish.


So here's the situation. A couple of weeks back, Peter Rosenberg had a round table forum on Hot where he invited two MC's of middle eastern decent to discuss their thoughts on Busta Rhymes' opus of ignorance, Arab Money. Bol wrote a piece on Rosenberg that mysteriously got yanked from XXL.com within hours of it being posted. In the piece, Bol basically called out Rosenberg for "trivializng the Israeli-Palestinian conflict". In another post on his own site, he reinterated his thoughts from the censored post & Bol also claimed Rosenberg's father was a "high-ranking official in the international zionist conspiracy". Since then, there's been a back & forth between these two on their respective blogs. Peep this & this.


Now, I'm not the most politically minded guy in the world. Far from it. But there's something about this brewing debate between two of my fave online personalities that has piqued my interest. Both of them are (and I say this with the utomst respect) loud mouthed, ego maniacal douche bags, but in a likable, intellectual sorta way. Bol's a veteran at this, & having already engaged Lupe Fiasco & Bun B in a war of the words, I'm starting to believe he lives to mix it up with cats over the innernuts. Rosenberg on the other hand, has yet to fully embrace his douche bag gene & actually views himself as a good guy, which in this situation, might be his downfall. I have no idea how this is gonna end up, but I'm pretty sure it'll be entertaining. I'll stay posted.

Lupe Fiasco Is A Weirdo






Lupe Fiasco is a weirdo. First, there was the whole Fiascogate debacle, then he drops his peculiar second album The Cool, which despite what the Pitchdork's may try & sell you, is an ok album, but by no means a masterpiece. And now this. Japanese Cartoon? Really?


Now I'm all for artistic expression & the whole nine, but there is such a thing as being different for different's sake. The music in itself isn't that bad (not really that good either), but there's some thing so seemingly strategic behind it that puts me off. Singing with an english accent? Really?


It just seems corny. It's like Andre did The Love Below & Pharrell has N.E.R.D., 'Ye just did the 808's thing, so now Lupe has to do something "out of the box" to prove he's just as much of a genius as his CRS counterparts, when in truth, he's really not. Come on Lu. I'm not your biggest fan & even I know you're better then this. I mean, Percival Fats? Really?



Japanese Cartoon - Heirplanes & Army

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Hello Brooklyn

Can you spot the tranny?


I'm a reality show junkie. From The First 48, to Real Chance At Love, Top Chef to Run's House, I keep a couple reality shows in my limited tv show rotation at any given time. I'd fallen off on watching MTV's The Real World the past couple years, but I tuned back last season & was quite entertained. The 3 black kids they had on there showed their collective asses which always makes for good tv. Anyways, the new season was filmed here in Brooklyn . See the cast below...

Sarah Rice: 22, San Francisco, CA
Baya Voce: 21, Salt Lake City, UT
Devyn Simone: 20, Kansas City, MO
Scott Herman: 23, Salem, NH
Ryan Conklin: 23, Gettysburg, PA
JD Ordonez: 22, Miami Beach, FL
Chet Cannon: 23, Salt Lake City, UT
Katelyn Cusanellie: 22, West Palm Beach, FL

So whadda we have here, a small town kid turned Iraq war veteran, a former beauty queen, a hip-hop dancing hippie, a republican punk rock Mormon (?), a dolphin trainer, a tranny computer geek (yikes!), an abs model and the bisexual suicide grrl.

Yawn.

I mean, I'll probably watch the first couple of episodes just to see how long it takes before someone finds out ol' girl is really ol' boy, but it doesn't look promising. Then again, this is the first season in years where they haven't been required to work together or perform some sorta lame group activity. Instead, they get to pursue their careers & explore the city at their leisure. The thought of one of those kids getting off on the wrong stop on the L train & getting tossed up by some 15 year old wanna be thugs from the local Blood set always makes me chuckle, but I'm silly like that.

The Real World Brooklyn airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV, beginning Jan. 7

Air Jordan XX3




Spotted @ Hypebeast