Left everyone hanging..

24 03 2009

Yup that was a rather long hiatus wasn’t it?

Anyway, the main thing is I’m back doing this again so I’ll start with a basic update.

Currently listening to: The Dream-Love vs Money

The Dream- Love vs Money

I guess you could say R&B is my guilty pleasure, it’s music made for love makin and mainly a female audience but every now and then I find myself listening to a few particular artists. The Dream is one of them and I was quite surprised that he is gaining so much attention recently, his features are usually average (in my opinion) and none of them have been particularly big hits. However, he’s a talented cat and a particularly good song writer and producer. I think that is what interested me in The Dream, his first album is very very well produced with some amazing beats and song writing. The same can be said for Love vs Money but I don’t quite think it’s quite at the same level. Not to say its bad, because in fact it’s an excellent album but there are a few songs here that just don’t click with me such as the title track or ‘Right side of the Brain’, its just kinda samey really and not on the same level as ‘I luv your girl’ or ‘Luv songz’ which have some really good lines. I hope the album goes Gold to keep The Dream around as a solo artist and not just a producer because his work so far has been so good they rate as some of my favorite albums. He can’t quite sing or dance like Usher but he’s definitely got Swag and great production.

8.5/10





Wu shoe, Wu movie.

8 10 2008

New Wu Tang shoes by Fila.

The Wu tang documentary is coming folks!!!!!

Peep the trailer here:





Back!

7 10 2008

What an epic week, happy 21st to myself. I’m pretty run down and I burst a blood vessel in my eye spewing, no shit.

Here is the new Kayne video, everyone is hating on it because it is different and they want to see 50 cent with his shirt off instead. As long as Kayne keeps his ego on hold I don’t mind him, he does some good stuff. This video is based on American Psycho apparently.

This isn’t really news because everyone knows Yung Berg is a bitch, he is ruining his own career by trying to be someone who he isn’t (a man). Apparently he stepped to Maino in a club and instead of proclaiming “Hi hater” Maino straight slapped Berg in the face. .. Here’s an interview:

Someone else who is getting caught the fuck out pretending to be somebody who he isn’t : Officer Rick Ross, he’s finally admitting the truth about his correctional officer past in a recent interview. Secondly what the hell is this album cover? hahaha

Tidbits

Weezy is blogging for ESPN as we all know and he now has an ESPN tattoo on his arm, someone is going to be in laser surgery in a few years time.

Camron’s comeback album has been pushed back till next year.





hahhahah

1 10 2008

Check out the top ten most ridiculous album/mixtape covers here: hahaha

In his second week, Nelly‘s album has fallen 16 places and barely cracked the 100,000 mark. I told him to stop selling out didn’t I?

Check out Joe Budden being mean to his wife for fun.

I think I need a category on my blog called lazy because thats how I feel at the moment, but eh it was my birthday yesterday so let me slide today ok





hmmm..

26 09 2008

In case you didn’t know already, Kayne has recently changed his album date to November, I wonder how 50 cent is going to sell records now that he can’t try compete with Kayne and gain publicity for a shitty album again?

He only sells through Beef after all.

Oasis and both those Gallagher brothers are notorious for their douche behavior. Here is their diss song for Jay-Z because they are mad he played at Glastonbury and the crowd loved it.  Source: Allhiphop.com

I hope he comes back and laughs at this.

VH1 Recent did a top 100 greatest rap songs ever list and its no suprise that they have the worst opinions ever:

01 Public Enemy / “Fight The Power”
02 Sugarhill Gang / “Rapper’s Delight”
03 Dr. Dre / “Nuthin But A ‘G’ Thang”
04 Run-DMC ft/ Aerosmith/ “Walk This Way”  <No
05 Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five / “The Message”
06 N.W.A. / “Straight Outta Compton”
07 Notorious B.I.G. / “Juicy”  <Gimme the loot shoulda been here in my opinion
08 Snoop Doggy Dogg / “Gin and Juice”
09 Salt-N-Pepa / “Push It ”  <No no no way
10 Kurtis Blow / “The Breaks”
11 Jay-Z / “Hard Knock Life”
12 L.L. Cool J / “I Can’t Live Without My Radio” < LL is in this list but Outkast isn’t?
13 Wu-Tang Clan / “C.R.E.A.M.”
14 Tupac / “I Get Around ”
15 Eminem / “Stan ”
16 Missy Elliott / “Get Ur Freak On”  <Definitely not her best song and def not deserving top 30 even.
17 Sir Mix-A-Lot / “Baby Got Back”
18 50 Cent / “In Da Club”  <WHAT THE FUCK
19 Ice T / “Colors”
20 Kanye West ft/ Jamie Foxx / “Gold Digger” Basicially worst list ever.

Lil Wayne was placed above Slick Rick as well, hasn’t anyone there heard Art of Storytellin or Liquid Swords?

On a lighter note:

Yes, that is Ludacris in high school, I have like a million of these.

What about Pharrell with the fade:

Hahahah!





WALL OF TEXT!!!!

19 09 2008

Lots of reading today… but it’s some good shit so read up

Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest has also dropped his latest single “Getting Down” a lil while ago:

Royce has just dropped The Bar Exam 2 mixtape for FREE with Dj Green Lantern, I’m sure you have all heard the hype but if not, Royce comes hard on possibly every album he has ever made. He’s far far better off without Eminem in my opinion. Download here: Bar Exam 2 download from Street hop magazine

As I said in an earlier post I’m reading The Wu Tang manual at the moment, here’s one of my favorite portions where The Rza talks about the spirituality of music:

“Music is naturally all around us, whether someones blasting it through speakers, singing it, playing it on a violin – or not. It’s always there in the ether. But to me, hip-hop was always different. From the first time I heard it, I felt it was something that had always been inside of me. I remember I was seven years old. And the sounds, the vibe I caught- it felt like it was in me already.

It was the summer of ’76 and we were in Staten Island. My grandmother lived in 240 and I was visiting her when GZA came over from 55. I remember that year, ’76 as being the best year of my life. That night GZA took me to a block party – had me out till eleven. I shouldn’t have been out that late and I got a whupping. But that night changed my life. It was DJ Jones.

I don’t know what else to say. That was it. I saw something that night. I felt some part of me expressed in the air, in the people and in the world around me. The way it hit me- it was like the opening of something inside me. Something came from outside and opened up something inside.

I started MCing at eight and half years old, I started DJing at eleven. I started producing at sixteen. That’s already eight years of graffitti, breakdancing, producing. I lived hip-hop. I rode the trains up and down this city all by myself at seven and eight years old. From Brownsville, Brooklyn, we’d ride to Forty-Second street, another slum and just go wilding. Along that path, we’d come across breakdancers, rappers, graffitti artists, fighters, drug users, abusers, squealers, wheelers, dealers, gamblers, dice games, dope fiends, all that.

I went in the South Bronx Soundview Projects with my cousin GZA, listening to people rap. I went all over Staten Island, hanging with the best DJ’s and rappers at block parties and getting my ass whipped by my mother when I came in. I hung with breakdancers, I wrote graffitti, breakdanced, popped, DJed. All facets of hip-hop that existed, I engulfed myself in. I really lived it..





It’s a mess…..

29 08 2008

This week:

Firstly RIP to Dr Dre’s son who was found dead over the weekend..

In other news here is a photo of dmx meditating to prevent himself doing further crimes.

Recently Dmx was let out on bail after saying “I’m not fucking going back to jail” to a judge after the judge initially decided against him being let out. He’s also got a warrant out in Arizona and if they catch him within 15 days he’s got a whole other set of problems on his hands. If he lays low for 15 days he’s home free (good luck pal).

what a mess…

Finally for some actual good news: GZA had his latest album debut in the billboard charts at 52, almost a decade since his last album to reach the charts “Beneath the Surface” in 1999.

In other news I really dislike Soulja boy:

I read this quote at allhiphop.com and it made me physically angry.

“The young rapper went on to detail his frustration at being called out by numerous veteran artists such as legend Ice-T, and how his “old school” influence was listening to 50 Cent’s early records when he was 11 years old.” OLD SCHOOL, what?

What a mess hiphop is sometimes..