Thursday, July 31, 2008

Busta Rhymes - "I Got Bass"

I'm in a crazy good mood right now, so bear with me (literally, let's get grizzly).

I don't remember if I mentioned this song on the myspace blog, but whatevs . . .I just heard it in the car again (props to DJ Enuff for being the ONLY commercial DJ in NYC with the balls to go a little left every now and then). It was produced by the same dude (Bangladesh) that did "A Milli" for Lil' Wayne - my 2008 winner for wasted beat of the year.

On to the point: If you can listen to this shit, not ice-grill the hell out of whoever is in the room, want to get drunk and punch somebody in the face . . .then you, sir, are a better man than I. I salute you.

Tokyo Police Club ft. Aesop Rock and Yak Ballz - "Baskervilles (Amplive Rmx)"

Before the video, I'll give you a chance to soak in what you just read in that title.

Tokyo Police Club. Aesop Rock. Yak Ballz. Amplive.

Here's Amplive giving a little background on the song:

Find the finished song on Yak's page.

Ludacris - "Politics (Obama Is Here)"

Who knew politics could be so entertaining?

Luda . . .son . . .you can't scare the white folks like that. I know you meant this song for "us" and it was just a track on a mixtape, but it's 2008, man. "Streets is watchin' " - (C) Jay-Z. We all agree with you, but you're making our boy look bad. Nothing is put in proper context anymore. Now Obama has to do the Hollywood Shuffle and distance himself from the song (when we all know he was actually laughing his ass off when he heard it), condemn you for the lyrics, yadda yadda yadda. Let's not give Fox a[nother] reason to paint Mr. Obama as the new face of the secret Evil Negro Uprising.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hipsters In Space

No explanation needed. This is fantastic.
(The trick is to be able to laugh at yourself...and your friends, lol)

Fuck it, let me hipster it up for a second and ask the question:
Who's the bigger jackass?
The dude who "cares" too much, (The Mainstreamer)
the dude who cares too much about not "caring", (The Hipster)
or the dude that cares too much about the dude who cares too much about not "caring" (The guy who made this video)


Redman is Still . . .Redman

The legend himself, Garden State Great, Redman has magically appeared again with a new jam . . .and a new ride.

"I Run My Block"

Gotta love this. Who else would drive a Smart car through Newark but Redman? [Note: It's broad daylight] That shit just screams "target" to me (as in "destination for bullets", not mid-range department store). I wish there was footage of him buying that thing at Ray Catena.


Montauk Monster

In the words of the ubiquitous Photobucket, "WTF is that shit!?"
The "story" is that this sum'bitch washed up on shore in Montauk, LI yesterday (says a bunch of nerd-herd blogs and no one in the news). Adding to the fun is the old legend of the secret government facility nearby and the Montauk Project that people are linking to this . . .thing.

Three cheers for the internet! I'm hoping this is all some big lead-up to Cloverfield 2: Son of Cloverfield (starring Tiffany Brissette and Sean O'Neal) or some such thing.

New Kicks From Supra

Vaider - $90 (also avail. in black)

I don't own alot of red clothes and don't have shit to match these (yet), but it doesn't matter. I need them.

Muska Skytop - $100 (also in white or white/red for $110)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Unreleased Version of "Scenario" Surfaces!

Crazy, right?! How has this been out of the public eye for so long? Check out for the whole story.

Electro Remixification

Cut Copy and MGMT are two of those bands that I can't decide if I like. Either way, they have GREAT taste in people to take care of their remix action. Allow me to offer proof:

Cut Copy - "Lights and Music" (Boys Noize! Rmx)

MGMT - "Electric Feel" (Justice Rmx)

This is the kinda jam I like on mornings after I get "triumphantly" drunk. The kind of drunk where you don't get home until sunrise, but you don't remember anything after about 3AM. You somehow manage to avoid a hangover and your friends call you that afternoon to tell you hilarious stories about yourself.

Sound familiar to anyone??

Consequence ft. GLC and Really Doe - "Disperse"

This jam is old as I don't know what, but the video is fresh (as in "new"). I guess this is the life of a small label artist.

Love the song . . .a bit disappointed that Consequence is driving around in a Bentley. Ain't foolin' nobody, son.

Directed by Rik Cordero (and Consequence), the same guy that put together that mad rush of videos for The Roots just before Rising Down was released. Looks like he's become the Hype Williams of the "underground"

UPDATE: So I just watched this vid-jo all the way through again and started cracking up.

"If worse comes to worst, my peoples come first...
If you ain't bussin' down, please disperse."

I'll just say that I can picture me or my boys stumbling out of the Bellagio next moth, walking around with something "interesting", singing the hook. Good times ahead, good times.

1World ?uestlove Nike Air Force1

Odd coincidence that I see this not 5 minutes after I post the Aesop Rock adidas up here.
?uesto's got some hotness coming out some time next month. I want 'em, but I'll be damned if I'll want to pay for 'em.

Aesop Rock / Upper Playground / adidas

Aesop Rock has designed a limited-edition (only 500) of the Stan Smith ("What?? American Dad has his own kicks??") shoe, based on the artwork from his last album, None Shall Pass. I dig 'em.

Says Aesop Rock:
“The faded green and gold colors have a strange eerie-meets-regal vibe that I liked when designing the art for last year's album,” explained the Long Island native. “I wanted to continue that color scheme, and keep it pretty simple. I didn’t want anything too intrusive. Basically I just wanted something that I’d rock, and my mother might even wear them.” (

These shoes are third in a series that also included designs from Herbert Baglione and David Choe.

Shit to do in NYC This Week

Gordon Gartrell Radio

If you're like me, they you have absolutely no respect for your method of employment and you do whatever you can to kill 8hrs each day. Like creating a blog for example.

Well let me help you out. Phonte of Little Brother has done what he should have done a long time ago...he's created one of those fancy radio shows for the interweb tubes, and it's fantastic. It's a combo or him rambling on about any and everything and "spinning" jams that you'll rush to download right away.

Added Bonus: He named the show Gordon Gartrell Radio.
Wait . . .you don't get the reference?? Remember this episode of The Cosby Show? "It's tucked into my socks!!"

"Why So Serious"? any other sane person in this world, I thought Dark Knight was incredible. It reminded me of those condensed Greek tragedies that we had to read in high school. The ones with the really obvious character themes, but they were still entertaining, even though the teacher made you discuss them for weeks on end.

But this isn't about my opinion, it's about a review written by Armond White of the New York Press. Mr. White is a man that takes himself and his job about 50% too seriously. Dude calls a friggin' Batman movie "intellectual squalor" and "pseudo-existential". REALLY??? Batman?! Like...for real? We're comparing Bruce Wayne to Nietzsche now??

Not only should Armond White think about a new line of work, but my pocket protector is 10 times cooler than this guy's anyway . . .so I win.

Nike "Marty McFly"

Greatness from The Original Winger

Yeah . . .it's exactly what you're thinking. Nike has released a (very) limited edition Hyperdunk inspired by the boots Marty McFly was wearing on his hoverboard in Back to the Future. Before you go thinking about getting a pair (like I did) . . .take a look at what they're selling for on ebay.

Heartbreaking, ain't it?

RIDICULOUS Rhymefest Album Leak Story

This is one of the strangest things I've heard in some time:

There's some whack-job out there calling himself "Prometheus", who claims to have stolen Rhymefest's personal iPod . . .an iPod containing the yet-to-be-released new album, El Che.

How do we know this . . .because the jackass sent in a letter to a Chicago-based hip-hop blog that reads like a combination of the Unibomber's "Manifesto", and a fan letter from the fat chick in Misery.

Read it here

Homeslice is COMPLETELY bonkers! For anyone too lazy to read the whole thing: Dude is essentialy holding the album hostage because he's a huge fan of Rhymefest and hates the way his label (J Records...go figure) is treating his work. "Prometheus" threatens to leak a song per week until J Records either sets a definite release date, drops a single, or puts out a video . . .yeah. Clearly this man doesn't understand that NO major label is gonna throw marketing cash behind an album that everyone already has. Poor misguided bastard.

And just in case anyone thought he was bullshitting, he let 2 tracks go early:

"Bring It Back" (produced by G.O.A.T., DJ Jazzy Jeff)

"Real Nigga Quotes" - prod. by DJ Premier

Well . . .safe to say, Mr. Fest isn't happy about this.
I'll update if anything new comes out of this.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Daft Punk - Electroma

Finally, the DVD for Electroma, the movie written by, directed by and starring Daft Punk is out, here in the US.

Don't know what it's about (I've been avoiding plot summaries) and I don't care.

I'm gonna watch the hell out of it . . .then demand my servants to rewind it while I'm sipping a snifter of Grand Marnier . . .then I'm gonna watch the hell out of it again.

Electroma Trailer

Gnarls Barkley - "Who's Gonna Save My Soul"

Holy hell this is a spectaculary amazing and all-around brilliant video . . .and I can already hear my friends telling me, "Yeah, I BET you liked it!". So be it. I need to download this shit onto my phone, so I can just play this instead of answering the same damn question(s) every time I go out .

Thank you, Gnarls Barkley!

"Who's Gonna Save My Soul"

Murs & 9th Wonder

Yup, they've done it again...and this time it's for FREE.

Murs and producer 9th Wonder (who helped make an absolute gem out of Jeanius) are handing out the album Sweet Lord for 5-finger discount prices.
Download for free HERE

Ed Rec Vol. III

I think my lust for French electronica is pretty clear to those of you who know me in "real life" (whatever that is). So it should be no surprise that I'm deliriously excited that Ed Rec Vol. III is out.

What is Ed Rec, you ask? Well, dear internet friend, it's a compilation series from one of the world's greatest electro/dance/whatever labels, Ed Banger Records.

Who is Ed Banger Records, you ask? Well, it's a collection of magnificently dope knob-twisters and speaker melters like Justice, Uffie , Feadz, DJ Mehdi, Mr Oizo, Busy P, etc.

TRUST ME . . .If you even THINK that MAYBE you like electro, I'm begging you to check out the Ed Banger crew

Jams and such to offset the evils of Monday (and robot attacks)

What we have here is Termanology's lead single, "This Is How We Rock" with Bun B (what?) over a DJ Premier beat that sounds like it should be coming out of those wild old Benzes that the dealer down the block from you used to drive when you were a little kid. You know the ones I'm talking about.

One of my favorite lyricists, Elzhi (of Slum Village) has a solo album coming out on Aug 12. . . .You will own it. There is no choice for you in the matter.

Live performance of some newness and short interview:

Speaking of members of groups that should be bigger than they are . . .
Rapper Big Pooh (of Little Brother . . .and for real, why didn't you buy And Justus For All yet?) also has a solo project in the works. Check out the video for "With You". Produced by 9th Wonder:

An Introductory Warning . . .Because I Care.

Friggin' robots.

It's not often that I post a non-music thing, but this is some serious shit.

Actual factuals:

A robot is going to kill you.
There's a 11% chance that it will be one of these in this video.

Let that wisdom marinate for a second.

How are to feeling about that?


You should be . . .robots are no joke.

What with the economy in the gutter and all, I know the last thing you need is another issue to stress you out. But this is serious. Cybernetic thuggery is on the rise. Don't sleep on the 'bots.

They're watching.

Robots are coming in the country and taking all our jobs. No concern for the little guy. Since when is cheap labor and durability a concern in the job market? What happend to my America?

An organic America. A place where citizens were free to breathe oxygen without fear of steel-clad overseers hurling binary insults at them just because their skeletal structure didn't have the same torsional rigidity as tungsten.

ASIMO . . .I see you.
I know what's up.

John Conner. I salute you.