Thursday, December 13, 2007

Relax And Take Notes


I'm sure you all remember growing up with those commercials letting you know the danger of drugs and showing you how "everyday people" like yourself avoided drugs, be it family, friends, school, sports, whatever. There's a problem with this never ending campaign against drugs though, and no, it's not the Mexicans, Trey.

Who doesn't like the movies like Half Baked and How High. Regardless of your stance on marijuana, these are funny movies that our youth is indulging in. Here's a clip from the comedy movie, Walk Hard:

There is twenty years of anti-drug progress down the drain. I also have an issue with the direction of some of these commercials. Above The Influence airs commercials where apparent users of different demographics are approached by there loved ones to stop smoking. Here is their newest commercial.

Now, I'm just being honest, but if a pot head's dog talked to them while they were high, I don't think it would stop them from smoking. Now, I leave you with some work by popular music artists that do all but discourage one from abstaining.

Afroman - Because I Got High
Afroman - 12 J's Of Christmas
Ludacris ft. Lil' Flip - Screwed Up
Method Man - 4:20
Sean Paul - We Be Burnin'

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Two Premieres

New contributor The Benjamins, writes:

Today's a special day, we're all blessed with two grand premieres: my first post and the release of a new Wu-Tang Album. Wu-Tang Clan has been my favorite rap group for a long time, probably since I was 9 years old and ODB rushed the stage at the Grammy's to announce that he had bought an expensive outfit and that "Wu-Tang is for the children".

Wu's 8 Diagrams is their first album since 2001's Iron Flag, and the first since the death of ODB. The rhymes are dark and gritty, and most of the album takes a different tone than their usual. It's deeper. This is especially noticeable in 'Life Changes', a tribute to ODB. The Wu is back with the rhymes, beats, and long kung fu movie samples we've been missing.

Tracks off 8 Diagrams:
Take It Back
Rushing Elephants
The Heart Gently Weeps
Life Changes

This last one's not off 8 Diagrams, but I've had it stuck in my head for like 2 months.
It's RZA without the rest of the clan.
RZA- A Day to God is 1000 years

Remember, it's all for the children.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Just Be Like Yahhh And Give A Dog A Bone

My ninja The Wang writes:

Well as most football enthusiasts would know, today Michael Vick was convicted and sentenced to 23 months in Federal Prison in the state of Virginia on charges concerning dog fighting, not dawgs fighting. I don't know how everyone else feels about this, but I think Vick got what he deserved. I mean c'mon... the dude was makin' nearly 23 million a year playin' ball and makin' commercials for Nike, Underarmor, Champs, etc.; why would he do suttin' as dumb as dog fightin. Oh well, all you other dog fighters out there beware from this case. America cares! Well, me and The Coolest wanna no how y'all feel 'bout this issue, so get back at us.

This song played as Vick was being sentenced...

And I write:
This might be gettin' ridiculous, but I gotta post what I gotta post. The sad thing is, this song is quite catchy.

Soulja Boy - Yahhh

Now all we need to do is ask if he took a page out of Howard Dean's book for this joint.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Ayo for Wang Yo

Fellow Young G, The Wang writes:

Well, it's 'bout this time a week ago, and my boy Dante asked me to hit 'em up sum help on his site. So I'm here to do him some help, and post some good shit. I don't know really what to do or nuttin', but while y'all are here or smokin' dem L's hit up these tracks I like. I call 'em da works 'cuz it's basically everything.

Mistah Fab - Ghost Ride It - This is a must. Deal wit' it.
Lil' Wayne - Postman - Weezy does it, and he did it well.
Trey Songz - Can't Help But Wait - He did it for his lady; that's pretty chill.
Stylez P ft. Swizz Beatz - Blow Your Mind - My mind was out there. Trust.
Gucci Mane - Freaky Girl - Epitome of hit it and quit it.
Damian Marley - Jamrock - If Daddy Marley didn't say it, this track did. Hah.
Gorilla Zoe - Hood Figga - Slum rat to hood figga in 6 seconds.
Kinfolk ft. Swizz Beatz, Slim Thug, E-40, Jim Jones - So Krispy Remix - Various sounds, good mix.
Eazy E - Eazy Does It - Nice throw back track. Listen and love.
R. Kelly - Playas Only - I forgot my playas card. Sh*t.
Dem Franchize Boyz - Ridin' Rims - Snow tires for now, but soon as its nice out... ride rims.

Aight, that's it for now. Love it or hate it, it's what I like. Check back here whenever; me and Orlando Magic post a lot, and if any y'all got suggestions for postin' or feedback, hit us up wit some comments.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Got A Bandana Wrapped Right Around His Neck

I got a nice little mix of mostly new songs that I've been bumpin' most recently. You know I always got the re-up, and I'm going put a few words to each of the songs so you know what I think of 'em. Questions, comments, and requests always welcome, and soon you may see a debut post from a few d-boys helpin' me out.

Apathy - You Look Like You Come From The 80's : I only wish this song was longer because he ripped shit up and he's right on.
Cassidy - Drink N 2 Step Remix (ft. Kanye West, Swizz Beatz, Ne-Yo) : Amped up version of the original banger with some of your favorites.
Chamillionaire - Won't Let You Down Remix (ft. Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Mike Jones, Trae, Bun, Pimp C, Z-Ro) : Take Chamillionaire, one of my favorite southern rappers, and throw in practically every other big down south name.
The Clipse - Cheers (ft. Pharrell, DJ Drama) : Not much of an upbeat track, but it's definately got it goin' on lyrically. They got the re-up.
Freeway - Its Over : As rare as a track from him has been, it's always nice to hear a rapper like himself come out again after a mixtapin' hiatus.
G. Love & Special Sauce - Banger (ft. Blackalicious) : Not the traditional song to post, but Blackalicious is no joke and I've always enjoyed G. Love.
Ghostface Killah - Barrell Brothers (ft. Beanie Sigel,Styles P) : Ghost' is back yet again, and though I'm not all that impressed so far by The Big Doe Rehad, this track is aight.
Hi-Tek - My Piano (ft. Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Dion) : Probably the most hood a song with pianos can get. Hi-Tek knows what he's doing.
Lil' Wayne - Dying : Listening to this track with some friends rappin' along side is one of the most entertaining things a brotha can do.
Ludacris - Ludacrismas : How can Luda stay so gutter while rappin' about the holiday season?
Lupe Fiasco - The Coolest : The Cool's tracks show that Lupe isn't gettin' any less deeper and he's not dumbin' it down for any of us. I even get lost.
Memphis Bleek - Breakfast : The ROC is strong in this one. Shouts to Kanye.
The Mighty Underdogs - Gunfight (ft. MF Doom, Myron, Glaster, G-Koop) : Another obscure sounding track, but these dudes might just have me lookin' for more shit by this new "rap" group.
Murs - Better Than The Rest : Murs has the respect of many underground enthusiasts and this song helps us understand why.
Outkast - Da Art Of Storytellin' Part 4 (ft. Marsha Ambrosius, DJ Drama) : 'Kast has always been tight, and they always know how to mix things up a bit in these days of commercial rap.
Rick Ross - Street Money (ft. Flo-Rida) : Ross spits that dope as white as it comes, and Flo' is a nice touch.
Saigon - Come On Baby Remix (ft. Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz) : I felt the original track and now with Hov on it, there's no losing.
Strong Arm Steady - One Step Remix (ft. Crooked I, Jay Rock, Turf Talk) : This underground joint shows just how much talent is concealed under the industry's eye.
Too Short - This My One (ft. E-40) : Who doesn't want to stay up on their hyphy shit, especially when Forty Fonzerelli is at his side.

RIP Pimp C (UGK's Heaven). He did it big.
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Keep gettin' that 'fetti, and do me a favor;
stay out of trouble.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Wasalu Muhammad Jaco

Prominent hip hop mogul Jay-Z describes him as a "breath of fresh air" in a new hip-hop world characterized by mainstream pop and glamour, a sharp contrast with the widespread lyricism-focused rap of the 1990s, and critics have called him the "hip-hop Generation Next vanguard." That's quite the intro, eh.

Now, as you may have previously read, I was lucky enough to attend a Lupe show last Thursday. It was definitely an awesome show, especially seeing as many rappers really don't perform well live and usually sound terrible to say the least. The energy got up and stayed up throughout the whole show and the crowd got into it. I'd also like to make note of the fact that Lupe apologized to his fans for being sick, but went on with he show with no less energy.

Here are some pictures I had taken via cell phone:
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Here's some grade A Lupe music to accompany his grade A live show.
Mixtape Tracks
Outty 5000 (right click, save as)
Switch (right click, save as)
We On (with Gemini, who helped keep the show going while Lu' got himself some cough drops)
Cold Blooded
Us Placers (via CRS)
Bottom, Top (Pre-The Cool)
Food & Liquor
Kick, Push
I Gotcha (unconventional remix)
Daydreamin' (right click, save as)
American Terrorist (right click, save as)
The Cool
The Cool Album Sampler Track
The Coolest (newest track yet)
Dumb It Down

I think we're set for now. If you're lookin' for any specific tracks off most of his work or joints he's featured in, just let me know and I'll be more than happy to share.