Friday, October 29, 2010

Massive Faux Failure: Rubber Edition

RUBBER OFFICIAL TRAILER ! from oizo mr on Vimeo.

Right now, I sit at my desk absolutely stunned that I have not mentioned Rubber at ANY point on this blog.  I have no idea how this is possible.

In short...Rubber is a film by Mr. Oizo about a tire...a tire?...a tire...that comes to life and goes on a murderous rampage.  Comes out Nov. 10.  Zeus only knows where one goes to actually see it.

That's all lovely, but the film isn't my main priority, it's the potential monster of a soundtrack.  There's the obvious greatness of new shit from Mr. Oizo, but oh no, that's not all.  This soundtrack is a collaboration between Oizo . . .and Gaspard Auge of Justice!  Comes out Nov. 9.  Let's enjoy a taste, shall we:

   Mr. Oizo & Gaspard Augé - Rubber (Original Mix) by Mr. TMS
   Mr. Oizo & Gaspard Augé - Tricycle Express by Crossfire Music

Cassius - I < 3 U So

Cassius - I Love U So
Uploaded by edbangerrecords. - Explore more music videos.

I guess this is technically a commercial, not really music video?
I don't know.  Either way, this is the jam, and the video amused me.  Some very sneaky cameos in there if you pay close attention.

The Rawkers

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Diddy-Dirty Money ft. Drake - Loving You No More

The inevitable video.
Y'all already know I gave up on trying to front like these Dirty Money jams don't sound right.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Johnny Polygon - What Sadness

Somebody finally let that damn sample breathe!
This song would fit in one of them "cool kid" coffee shops where all the girls have natural hair, no one smiles and everybody gets into an unspoken competition over who can have the most subtle head nod when their jam comes on.

1982 - People Are Running

Buy the album, dummy!!
(super-liminal advertising)

Statik Selektah & Termanology are 1982 [Explicit]

Encountering The Sigi-Bruce

I was watching a Sigi v. Bruce video on TOW and it reminded me of this pic I got at the Draft in Philly this Spring.  By far, this is the highlight of my illustrious soccer journo career.

I will say, though, that the moment when these two saw each other in the hall before walking into the draft room was a crowd-stopper.  In a room full of MLS nerds, it doesn't get much better than this.  But the best part was that you could actually SEE the ego vibes generating off these two fools.  It was a hazy green color. 
Based solely on their "heh, heh, heh" and knowing smile greeting, I'm totally convinced that the night before, The Sigi-Bruce was poppin' bottles in some 18+ club on Penn's Landing and telling co-eds that they were movie producers.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Chris Faust ft. Coco Sarai - Cuffing Season

Chris Faust Presents: Cuffing Season f. Cocoa Sarai (prod. by L. Quest) from Chris Faust on Vimeo.

Looks like the Quiet Storm is continuing for another jam today*.

* 3 smoove jams in a row is clearly an attempt to get more female readers**...until my previous Global Supremacy plans take hold.

** No it isn't.

Quadron - Average Fruit

Ask for R&B and thou shalt receive it.
You got this song a few months ago.  Glad it has a video.  Probably my favorite smoove jam of 2010.  Producer Robin Hannibal can do no wrong.  Viva la Quadron.

Robin Thicke - She's Cold

   Robin Thicke featuring Swizz Beatz - She's Cold by Hypetrak

It just dawned on me how little R&B I actually post here.  Hmmm.

Anyway . . .I kinds efphs with this.
Swizz on the track.  Paula Patton for a muse.  Things are ok on Planet Thicke.
Personally, I'm still waiting for another "Wanna Love You Girl".  How the hell does one sign with Star Trak and only end up with ONE Neptunes-produced hit??

Soul Khan - Farenheit

Fahrenheit (Soul Khan) from Nicolas Heller on Vimeo.

Everyone hates a clown/"clown".

Cee-Lo Green - Bright Lights Bigger City

   Cee-Lo Green - Bright Lights Bigger City (CDQ) by Newmusic132

The Lady Killer, Nov. 9

G.O.O.D. Music Cypher

Give your iPod the Rosewood look.
HQ audio from the awards show joint.

...and now I realize that Kanye's verse was also in a song in the Runaway film.

AZ - The Calm

   AZ - The Calm (produced by Statik Selektah) by U.E Radio

Statik Selektah on them beats.
(Statik posts have a weird habit of showing up in pairs)

Off the 15th Anniversary Edition of the classic Doe or Die.

Statik Selektah x Termanology: 1982

Feels like I've been waiting a year for this album to come out.  I haven't even heard the whole thing yet, and I know it's gonna be Top 5-10 for the year.  I need this album!  You need this album!  Hip-Hip needs this album!

And to make a great situation even greater, when you buy the album at, you get a bonus with ALL THE INSTRUMENTALS!!  What?!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Deerhoof - The Merry Barracks

   Deerhoof - The Merry Barracks by All Tomorrows Parties
Evidence that all the world's guitars were not destroyed in a Brooklyn basement fire + just the right amount of seemingly random noise.  My kinda jam.  From the upcoming Deerhoof vs. Evil due in Jan.

Kendrick Lamar ft. BJ the Chicago Kid - R.O.T.C. (Right on Time Comscience)

Kendrick Lamar // Right.On.Time.Conscience // [feat. Bj The Chicago Kid] from deejaydave on Vimeo.

Once again, off the O(verly) D(edicated) mixtape.
You need it.

Deerhunter - Helicopter (Diplo & Lunice Remix)

Deerhunter - Helicopter (Diplo & Lunice Remix) from The KiD on Vimeo.

Gave you the jam a little while back.  Loved it.
Guess it was dope enough for a video. 

Jamiroquai - All Good In The Hood

   04-All Good In The Hood by Sixty-Nine
Because the world is a better place when Jamiroquai has new jams out.
Rock Dust Light Star coming some time in 2011.

Joe Budden: Mood Muzik 4

   Joe Budden – Mood Muzik 4: A Turn 4 The Worst by Mix Marv

Installment #4 of what is arguably the best mixtape series of this current era in Hip-Hop (make that timeline whatever you like)Mood Muzik tends to be better than most albums that come out in a given year (including Budden's own), so don't hesitate to download this.

Monday Morning Kanye

Good morning, peoples.
Taking a quick look around, I get the feeling that I'm gonna have a ton of posts today, so lets get rolling...

This week's GOOD Friday jam is "Don't Look Down" (The Phoenix Story).  It might sound odd on it's own, but it makes alot more sense when you consider the tie-in to the Runaway film.  Lupe was a perfect choice for this song, too.  No one can personify a semi-abstract concept in a song better than he does.
   Kanye West - Don't Look Down (ft. Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco & Big Sean) [G.O.O.D Friday] by We Are S.M.E

Speaking of which,
Do yourself a favor, set aside some time, and watch this in full (34min):

I don't want to get into a predictable Kanye praise rant . . .but this is EXACTLY why Hip-Hop needs him.  I've deliberately avoided reading reactions to this.  Fans seem to be alergic to anything that isn't meant to be taken literally, so I imagine a short film full of symbolic imagery where a rapper falls in love with a flaming bird from another world might be hard for alot to digest.  Ironic considering how much of the imagery in commercial rap is completely fabricated.  To be honest it's embarrassing.  Then again, Kanye is the living symbol of the new divide in Hip-Hop and Black pop culture as a whole*.

::stopping before I get into rock-snob territory::

I will say that Runaway made me appreciate some songs more than I did before, especially "Lost in the World".  If Kanye's goal was to tell a good auto-biographical story and build anticipation for the album, then he's got a huge victory here.

* If we ever meet in person, give me a drink or 3, and start up a comvo about the whole Kanye v. 50 thing, and listen to me ramble for an hour about how that was the single biggest moment in Black pop culture (that didn't involve Obama) of the last 20yrs.

Friday, October 22, 2010

UNKLE - The Runaway

I'd have something moderately interesting to say about this, but I have a mean case of the itis from some beef n' broccoli right now.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Daft Punk Pops Up At Last Night's Phoenix Show.

Soooo, this happened last night, and I wasn't there because at the advanced age of 28, being at a big concert venue like MSG with a bunch of screaming kids who act as though the band came to perform for them personally, puts me into a homocidal rage.

So I didn't go see Phoenix.
I fucked up.
Big time.
I am currently punching myself in the face

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

J. Period x Black Thought: Live Mixtape (Illadelph Edition)

J Period & Black Thought Present "The Live Mixtape" illadelph edition @ the 2010 MANIFESTO Festival (OFFICIAL) from on Vimeo.

Evidence of 2 things:
1.  Black Thought just might be the GOAT
2.  Philadelphia is only 99% useless

What we have here is a mixtape that, as its name suggests, was recorded live during the performance you see above.  Really simple, yet incredibly dope:  J.Period plays a random beat . . .Black Thought goes off.  Have some.

J. Cole - I'm On It

Have some.

That album better be a classic.
Playing with fire, Mr. Cole.

Side note:  I really wish more rappers had soccer players' names, because putting that picture up amuses the hell out of me and really does bring this slopfest of a blog full-circle.

Mickey Factz - Skyscraper

From I'm Better Than You mixtape

Blu's "Life Of a Lover" Verse

Life of a Lover exclusive BLU verse from Theophilus London on Vimeo.

You already know Theophilus London's "Life of a Lover" he let loose a verse that Blu recorded for the song.

1982 Album Stream!

As you know, I'm ridiculously excited to the release of this album on the 26th, but it looks like we won't have to wait too long to at least jam it until we can own itCan't wait to get this in the car.

N.E.R.D. - Nothing On You

That's it.
I fucking give up.
This shit it terrible.
N.E.R.D. is finished.
They're the new Black Eyed Peas.  Making music for 17yr old girls to listen to when they drink Smirnoff Ice and debate what they can do with their boyfriends and still claim virginity.


Uffie - Difficult (SebastiAn 2006 Parties Remix)

Uffie - Difficult (2006 Parties Remix by SebastiAn) by Hypetrak

Yes...this is how a Wednesday should begin.
Now that "Difficult" is an official single, the remixes are gonna start popping up.
I am tremendously OK with this fact.

Side note"2006 Parties Remix" is now, without question, the greatest name in the history of remixes.  You know how your uncle is always like "booooy, you shoulda seen me back in '83!"?  When I'm old and washed up, 2006 is gonna be the year I use to describe the absolute peak of my music and booze themed social adventures. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

1982 - People Are Running

October 26!!!

Reks - Self Titled

REKS - Self-Titled (prod. Statik Selektah) from Mupalia Pictures on Vimeo.

Statik Selektah on them beats.
New mixtape with some absolutely ridiculous production credits coming up soon.

I swear, real Hip-Hop has been re-born in late 2010.  There hasn't been a rush of great projects like this in YEARS.

Von Pea: Pea's Gotta Have It

Just a sample...

New album from Tanya Morgan's Von Pea is FINALLY OUT TODAY!!!
Put all of you Album of the Year contenders on pause, because without even hearing the whole thing, I am 100% certain that this is gonna be a contender.

Said it before, I'll say it again, thank God for Tanya Morgan.
They are the very epitome of the phrase "last of a dying breed".

Pea's Gotta Have It

Asher Roth x Nottz ft. Colin Monroe - Dontcha Wanna Be (My Neighbor)

Don't think I even mentioned it, but Asher and Nottz has a collabo mixtape together.  I really don't remember when its coming out...or if it already has.
I'm not the biggest fan of Nottz rapping (he actually has a solo album out now), but after producing all of Rah Digga's Classics album, he gets a free pass to do whatever he wants for the next 12 months.

Mark Ronson & The Business Intl. ft. Boy George & Andrew Wyatt - Somebody to Love Me

I've heard this song a dozen times and had no idea that Boy George was involved.  I should know better.  You gotta check the tracklisting on a Mark Ronson album, because anyone might pop up at random and have you making the "whaaaaaa?!" face.

Record Collection

Monday, October 18, 2010

Thee Tom Hardy - Always In Command


9th Wonder on them beats.
This is crazy all around.  I think we have the Song of the Week on Monday afternoon.
Have some.  The Hardy Boy Mystery Mixtape: Secret of Thee Green Magic, Oct. 27

UPDATE: Aaaaaaand because I'm a huge geek, I researched the sample and here it is (skip to 2:40)

Twista ft. Raekwon - The Heat

I know what you're thinking...
This is ALOT better than you'd imagine.

These have to be Twista's best verses ever, right?!

Kanye West, Pusha T, CyHi The Prince & Keri Hilson - Take One For The Team

     Take One for the Team feat. Keri Hilson, Pusha T & Cyhi the Prince - Kanye West by ErkaOfficial

Eternal LOLZ @ the cucumber melon Bath & Body Works shit.
Why on earth would any female R&B singer agree to be on this song?
Bah.  So much more could have been done with this beat and those keys.  Ah well.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Japanese Cartoon - Heirplanes

"Heirplanes" by Japanese Cartoon from 13thWitness™ on Vimeo.

It was more fun when Lupe was pretending that it wasn't him singing.
Now the accent just feels awkward.  As if he wants to be a "punk" singer...but part of him is too afraid to really go for it.  Ah well.

Big L x Jay-Z: Stretch Armstrong & Bobitto Show, Feb '95

   Big L & Jay-Z - Freestyle On Stretch & Bobbito Show (Full) by pixelsamurai
This was on one of those ooooold ass mixtapes that you had in middle/high school, but now there's a longer recording out there.

Hip-Hop's your day going?!

And since we're going in that direction, take these 2 with you:
Big L ft. Lord Finese, Jay-Z & Y.U. - Da Graveyard
The song the freestyle beat came from, Milkbone - Keep It Real

Thursday, October 14, 2010

On the Angel thing . . .

Let me make this clear to start:  I Love Juan Pablo Angel.  He has been an absolute god-send for the traditionally terrible team I pledge my loyalties to.

Forgive me if I'm missing something, but how is this NOT the absolute perfect time for Juan Pablo Angel to leave New York?  What am I missing...other that blind sentimentality and the "same ol' Metro" misery of some of my fellow supporters?

Let's cut the romance for a second...

He's 10 days away from being 35.
He hasn't scored a non-penalty goal in well over 900 minutes of play.
He has a degenerative back condition.
He's never been a box office draw.
The pairing with Thierry Henry has been a tactical flop.

Our new front office (the local branch and the Austrians) have made it crystal clear that they have the connections, the finances, the ability and the willingness to make RBNY the shining star of this league, and quite possibly CONCACAF as a whole.  This is the organization that brought us the best building in North America, Thierry Henry, Rafa Marquez and a worst-to-first record all in the same year.

Somehow...the fans are STILL unsure if letting JPA go is the right move??  In what way is a fading, 35yr old, hobbled, ineffective striker a fitting piece in a future championship winning strategy?  How are we unsure that Red Bull is capable of acquiring a player that can VASTLY improve on Angel's present-day production and marketing appeal?

Everything I read from fans/media type (same thing) about the greatness of Angel is written in the past tense.  Plain and simple, he is NOT the man we watched 3-4 years ago, and expecting him to be at this point isn't just delusional, it's outright insane.  The timing for him, the team, and us to move on is absolutely perfect.  His contract is done this winter, so any catastrophe of a messy negotiations process can be avoided.  He's still healthy enough to contribute somewhat-strongly to the best team he's been on since joining NY, and go out with a championship.

What BETTER time could there be for this to end?
Instead of falling back into our old traps of assuming that anything NY management decides is wrong, why can't we see the facts and the situation for what it really is?

Its a shame.  Instead of getting the hero's farewell that it deserves, the Juan Pablo Angel era is going to end in fan turmoil, biased media hyperbole, and the "same ol' " misguided doubt that has surrounded the damn team for 14 years.

Cymarshall Law x The Beatnickz - Almost Home

My sub-conscious keeps wanting me to type Beat Junkies.

I'm shocked by the scarcity of Cymarshall law music on my own blog.
How is that possible?

CyHi Da Prince: Royal Flush

Applaud CyHi for the perfect timing of a new mixtape.
Hope it's dope.  Have some.

All City Chess Club - We Beamin' (I'm Beamin Remix)

   All City Chess Club - We Beamin' (Remix) by Detailsofmylife
I forgot all about the whole ACCC thing.
In this instance, the Club consists of Lupe, Asher Roth, Charles Hamilton (ugh), the Cool Kids, Blu, Diggy, B.o.B, and someone named Dosage (?)

There really aren't enough posse cuts these days.

Ced Hughes - Vitals / Nitefalls

2-for-1 video combo meal.

I'm Late On This: Reek Da Villain ft. Swizz Beatz & Busta Rhymes - Mechanics

   Reek Da Villain feat Swizz Beatz & Busta Rhymes - Mechanics by jahyummy2010

Perhaps I have to pay a little more attention to this Reek character.
No idea where this is from.

And at the risk of being repetitive . . .WHY DOESN'T BUSTA GET HIS PROPER RESPECT?!

Nottz ft. Joell Ortiz - The Cycle

   Nottz-the cycle (feat. joell ortiz) by gennarolewis

I'm pretty sure this song is about your Uncle Ricky.  The one that keeps doing dumb shit, getting locked up, comes out and does the same dumb shit to get locked up again.

Don't act like you don't know Ricky.

Even Complex Mag Knows What Time It Is

My Spot: Red Bull Arena article at
If you live within 3hrs of North Jersey and even think you MIGHT like soccer (or beer, or variously ethnic women, or unnecessary vulgarity, or rampant tribalism), I don't understand how it's possible that you haven't been to Red Bull Arena yet.  It is an absolute paradise...

Just ask Philadelphia Union fans*, they LOVE making the trip up to watch quality soccer in America's grandest venue with the league's best home atmosphere . . .even of gamedays when their own team is playing!  (Whoops!)

* Saturday is coming, assholes.

Raw Nature x DJ Keal - The Call

Raw Nature is for the children!!
(The ones in detention)

Go get The Direction, or I'll give them your home address.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Reflection Eternal - Long Hot Summer

Far from my favorite song on a pretty good album...but who I am to not post a Reflection Eternal video?

Michael Jackson - PYT (Le Poney Club Orchestra Gets Funky Edit)

   Pretty Young Thing (Le Poney Club Orchestra Gets Funky Edit) by Le Poney Club Orchestra

If you remember, LPCO are the dudes that did the America remix I posted a few weeks ago.
I was skeptical about this.  How on earth could you possibly make "PYT" better with a remix.  LPCO was smart thou, it's more of a subtle tweak than a full-on remix.  I guess that's why they called it an "edit".  Good stuff.

2010 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers

Good mornin' internets!
Did you know that the BET Hip-Hop Awards was last night?
No?  Me either.

Anyway...those of us over the age of 20 with any taste know that there is only one part of that fuckfest worth watching: The Cypher.  SO...let's cut through the bullshit and get right to the spittin'...

Reek Da Villain, Zawcain, and Mickey Factz

Uploaded by yardie4lifever2. - Explore international webcam videos.

Don't know the first 2 cats, but they were OK.  Factz did what we all know Factz can do.  No surprises there.

Next one has a dope concept.  Ice Cube with his 2 sons, OMG (Ha!) and Dough Boy (SUPER HA!).  Rev. Run with his boys, Diggy & JoJo

Uploaded by yardie4lifever2. - More video blogs and vloggers.

Advantage family Simmons!

Tyga, Kuniva (D12), Diamond and Royce Da 5'9"

Uploaded by yardie4lifever2. - More video blogs and vloggers.

Who decided to put Royce on with these people.  Seriously?
And if you've ever heard Diamond do anything (consider yourself lucky if you haven't), you know she didn't write that shit.

Wiz Khalifa, Bones Brigante, Yelawolf and Raekwon

Uploaded by yardie4lifever2. - See video of the biggest web video personalities.

I really don't understand the Wiz Khalifah hype.  He might be the current crown-holder for Most Overrated young rapper.  Yelawolf, huh?!  Really want to be a fan...kid can spit, but the actual songs just don't do anything for me.  3 Cheers/Jeers to Raekwon for being the EXACT same emcee for 15yrs.

Aaaaaaaand the main event!  G.O.O.D. Music:  Kanye West, Pusha T, Big Sean, CyHi The Prince and Common

Uploaded by yardie4lifever2. - See video of the biggest web video personalities.

Where was Consequence?!  Dope anyway.  That's alotta bars for ONE record label.  Good for CyHi to step up on this one.  Probably the most exposure he's gotten in his career so far.

And there we have it folks.  Now you don't have to TiVo through 2hrs of marble-mouthed southern rappers talking about god knows what.  15yr olds, doing dances on national television that would embarrass a minstrel performer, and trophies being awarded for songs that are 90% hook.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Astronomical Kid - Stop Looking at My Moms

Dear, sweet, 2010 bizzarro internet zombie lord . . .that was great.

La Roux ft. Kanye West - In For The Kill (Remix)

This song's 2nd life is amazing.
Same beat as the origi.  'Ye's verse is OK.
Also it seems that La Roux will e appearing on Kanye's album.

Manhattan ft. Skyzoo - Rusty Boxcutters


1982 ft. Mac Miller - 82-92

(Pretty clean) Radio rip.  This will appear as a bonus track on pre-orders of the self-titled album.  An album that I will personally come to your house and delete all your music if you don't get it.

Deerhunter - Helicopter (Diplo & Lunice Remix)

   Deerhunter - Helicopter (Diplo & Lunice mix) by maddecent

I don't know a thing about the origi version of this,  but the remix is extra dope.
The singer reminds me of a less-French version of dude from Phoenix.

Consequence - Alphabet Boys

   Consequence - Alphabet Boys by ImFlashy

Kanye on the Beat.
Statik Selektah on the scratches.
I need this album now.

Hesta Prynn - Can We Go Wrong

This is the New Yorkiest song I've heard in a while.  Thought this sound was dead.
And the name Hester Prynn sounds really familiar.  Do we know her from somewhere already?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sade x Alicia Keys - Stronger Than Pride

Oh my.

Linkin Park - Waiting For the End

Linkin Park - Waiting For The End (Official Video) from weofficial on Vimeo.

It's really incredible how much better LP is when they reign Chester in a little.  I might actually have to check out this album.  Beats are kinda crazy.

I assume actual Linkin Park fans hate this album though, right?
Not miserable and whiny enough?

Cage Verse on Some Dude's Jam

   Maniac f. Cage by ImFlashy

FFWD to 1:00 mark to avoid nausea.

UPDATE: Lloyd Banks ft. Swizz Beatz, Kanye West & Fabolous - Start It Up

Nope.  Still can't pretend like I'm not rockin' the hell out of this.
Anyway . . .now we have the dirty version.

Child Rebel Soldier - Don't Stop

OK...let's kick the week off, shall we.

   Child Rebel Soldier - Don't Stop! by ErkaOfficial
GOOD Friday jam of the week comes from the alternative rap nerd super-group, CRS.  We've been waiting forever from something out of this crew, but....ehhhhhh...not feeling this.  But if you are, download it here and get a cleaner mix of the one that dropped Friday.

Man...first a Daft Punk x N.E.R.D. jam is whack as all this.  Bad week for my favorite artists.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Kele - On the lam

Oh no.  Kele's gone Hoopster.  Time to get him out of Brooklyn.
And I will not make a selfish plea for another Silent Alarm.  Nope.  Won't do it.

Anyway . . .the voice modulation in this song is extra weird when you can actually see him singing it.

Burns x Fred Falke - Y.S.L.M. (You Stopped Loving Me)

Yup!  Got my weekend jam.  Have some.
This is great.  I don't know who Burns or Fred Falke are, but that will soon change.

To the Facebooks!!

La Roux - In For The Kill

La Roux - In For the Kill

LA ROUX | Myspace Music Videos

There's something odd going on with this song...
In the last month, we've gotten a new video, new remix EP, and no less than 3 Hip-Hop joints sampling the hook . . .for a song that's damn near 2yrs old at this point.  Very odd.

Duffy ft. The Roots - Well, Well, Well

   Duffy featuring The Roots - Well Well Well by Hypetrak

I forgot all about Duffy.
Nice return jam, though.  Endlessly, Dec. 7.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Malice (of Clipse): Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind and Naked

Malice's Book Excerpt #1 from Malice of the Clipse on Vimeo.

Did you know that Malice had written a book . . .about getting up on some Jesus?!
Am I late on him finding religion?
Pusha getting a solo deal with G.O.O.D. makes even more sense now.

Foals - Blue Blood

There was a time when my iPod featured more music from the UK than most regions of the United States.
Strangely, the Brits don't really make "happy" music, but those songs are the soundtrack to the "happiest" parts of my 20's.  I guess that's what this was all about.  Go figure.

Side note:  Doesn't that kid in the video look like a mini version of the Hobbit that was on Lost?!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lloyd Banks ft. Swizz Beatz, Kanye West & Fabolous - Start It Up

   Lloyd Banks Feat. Kanye, Swizz & Fab – Start It Up by asingh9690
Listen . . .I REALLY want to front on this song.  I just can't.
This shit bangs, and Kanye's verse is just retarded.

Yeah...this is my new ig'nant shit for a little while.
Why couldn't we get this while it was still hot out so I could REALLY be belligerent with it?

I'll share the dirty version when it hits.

Consequence - Take It 2 The Classics

   Consequence: Take It 2 The Classics by Restlessdotdk

Mr. West on the beat.
Don't know if this is bound for 'Quence's upcoming album, or just something that was around.

1982 (Termanology x Statik Selektah) - Still Waiting

Hip-Hop (for adults) might be making a comeback in Fall/Winter 2010.

Skyzoo & !llmind - Speakers On Blast

Go get it!

Live From the Tape Deck

Uffie - Difficult

UFFIE - Difficult from Uffie on Vimeo.

Produced by SebastiAn.

I'm one of the fools the loves Uffie, despite the million obvious reasons not to.  But "Difficult" is my jam!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


<a href="">iLLCANDESCENT by Versis</a>

Glad I saw this, I forgot about Versis.
If you check the archives, you'll see I threw a couple of really dope joints from the kid (he's 19?!) up on the page a few months back, but he's since slipped my mind.  Now, it appears that his debut album has been released.  Hope he gets some shine.

Skyzoo x !llmind: Live From The Tapedeck

"Burn Notice" ft. Heltah Skeltah
   Skyzoo & !llmind - Burn Notice by life4die

New album out TODAY!!!
Get you some.

J. Cole ft. Omen & Fashawn - Relaxation

   J. Cole - Relaxation feat. Omen & Fashawn by globalrespect

J. Cole on his own beats.

Mr. Cole is playing a very dangerous game.  There's alot of good music out there for an artist with no album.  No one is going to give him credit for all this quality work if his first proper LP is equally good.  Ask Wale.

DatA - Fièvre électrique

Fièvre électrique from ジミヘン on Vimeo.

YEAH!  All hail the Frenchonese!
This song makes me want to star in and direct a Ferris Bueller sequel.
FB2:  Rooney's Revenge..."This time, it's personal".  In 3-D!

Yes!  All 13 of your dollars would belong to me.

Aspirins - Cutter

I wasn't sure if I liked this.  The audio was missing a bit of a kick.
Then I found an .mp3, and it jams in a more proper thumbs up.
   Aspirins - CUTTER 2010 by aspirins

Monday, October 4, 2010

Cajmere - Percolator (Major Lazer Percumajor)

Soooo...for some reason, there's a new remix EP of Cajmere's legendary '92 (right?) hood classic.  The only production team I'm familiar with on this thing is Major Lazer...and they done went and made a video.


Joe Budden - Black Cloud

And now, we have Mood Muzik Mondays...
Each Monday, from now until the release of Mood Muzik 4, Budden will release one track.

See, is possible to write emotional and instrospective Hip-Hop without coming off like a whiny, high school freshman mad that he has to sit at the geek table.

Discodeine ft. Jarvis Cocker - Synchronize

That's the good stuff right there.
I'm guessing you don't know what a Discodeine is either...but apparently, Pilooski + Pentile (who?) = Discodeine.

Monday Morning Kanye

You know what time it is.
First up is this week's GOOD Friday jam that wasn't supposed to happen (Kanye was pissed about the 2 song leaks last week and said he was gonna put it on hold for the week):
Kanye West ft. Kid Cudi, Pusha T, John Legend, Lloyd Banks & Ryan Leslie - Christian Dior Denim Flow

Not really doing anything for me.  Buuuuuut, it's not on the album, so whatever.
And I think this might be the official farewell to Kid CuDi on this blog.  I can't take it anymore.

Moving along...
Kanye rocked SNL with "Power" and got the Pusha T assist on "Runaway" later.  And you know there was now way he was using that same subway-station-from-Mars performance stage as everyone else.  I must say, though...I am VERY VERY VERY disappointed in Kanye for swapping the 2nd verse of "Power".  At least it was a decent verse.

It's amazing how much better "Runaway" sounds with the added vocal samples.