November 29, 2008

Soulful Sundaes: Grand Theft Audio

Hah. Auto, Audio... get it? eh. I was sitting around listening to the GTA IV soundtrack (pretty damn good). This song was one of the joints I kept playing over because it kept bugging me. Took me a couple hours to realize this was the same beat from Jay-Z's Vol. 1 (You must love me). About 5 minutes later I recognized the sample as the same one from 50-Cent's Ski Mask Way. Anyway, check this joint out.

CJ - I Want you

Anyway, here's the sample if you're interested.

Check out the GTA IV soundtrack CD a few other standout tracks:

This one goes out to all you mafuckas who owe me money and that one bitch who's late on the rent if she don't sell her pussy in a few days. lol.

This just has some classic lyrics. lol.

and one last one.

Qadir gets pretty creative with his gun's nicknames.

HA! Check this.


Hometown Heroes: Brendan Foster

RIP to the kid. He should be a HUGE inspiration to everyone. I'm happy that he was from here. I wish I could have met him or something, he seems so fearless from this video alone.

Thanks Brendan. RIP.

November 28, 2008

Sample of the Week (Elzhi)

Back again. Been bumping Elzhi allllll week. Figured I'd drop a sample from the album. This track from KRS is just crazy. Who dreams they're a blunt about to get smoked? I'd be scarred as fuck if that ever happened to me though. lol. Hey, I got an idea for the next Freddy movie.

Writer: KRS-One - I Can't Wake Up

Biter: Elzhi - Talking in my Sleep

Stat Quo - The Bailout (Mixtape)

Because I got this a few days ago, and I know if Henry didn't see this yet, he'd write sixty text messages saying "you can post serenas ass but no stat quo's mixtape wtf!" and I have no argument for that... Plus I've been bumping the grits remix like non stop since I got this.

. Never Ending Cycle
2. Bailout Skit
3. Bail Me Out
4. I Am Hip-Hop (Produced By Lyr1kz)
5. Washed Away (Feat. Tiffany Villarreal) (Produced By Diverse)
6. Another Level (Produced By Sicknotes)
7. The Illest (Produced By Diverse)
8. J. Newt Speaks
9. What’s Happenin
10. Different Kind Of High
11. Pussy
12. Hit That
13. J. Newt Speaks 2
14. My Life
15. I’m Feelin Myself
16. Nothin To Lose
17. I’m Innocent (Produced By Dub Z)
18. G.R.I.T.S. (Rmx) (Feat. Little Brother)
19. We get Higher (Video)

Donwload Here

November 26, 2008

2 Glowsticks & a 40 oz. Featuring Mic Phenom

coming back... from wes goodlife on Vimeo.

Interesting. We still got our own Mic Phenom Freestyle tapes in the vault. Dude is a beast. Holla @ ya boy.

And props to www.wesgoodlife.com for sending this through.

Better late than Never - Tabi Bonney Show TONIGHT

I almost took the L on this. It should have been known and should have been in the concert section but I fucked up, I know I fucked up.

Tabi Bonney Tonight. Colombia City Theatre in Seattle.


Bobby Shorts
*Parker Brothaz
& Immaci...


Columbia City Theater 9pm
4918 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

Lebron James talkin' with Stephen A. Smith

November 25, 2008

HeRFavorite: Hellz Bellz! Ridin' Dirty Jacket

Flurkin ILLY. The patches pattern is fresh rite now.


Ayo Technology: My Phone the iPhone

So with so many of our other segments falling to the dust of the earth, I've decided to start a new one, and try to keep it going steadily for a while at least as I try to rekindle what once was. With that said..


Smart machine right? Alotta people say that it's the end all be all of mobile techonology for the next 10 years. I guess only time will tell that. They do however have a program similar to an ask jeeve's where the iPhone will answer the question you ask it with an intelligent response. Peep the teleprompt.

Either it's the one or I'm caught in The Matrix!

Obama's Hiring.

But chances are YOU don't qualify..as egotistical as I am chances are that I don't either...in fact I'm sure.

Peep the manuscript. And by manuscript I mean a part of the application.

Peace to Up Jumps the Blog I guess!!! hahahhah.

Mishka Gold Foil.

ILLY. I got more for ya.

Awwww Chyea.

November 24, 2008

Soulful Sundaes: Xzibit - Release Date

Very Special Souflul Sundaes today. Grammy Winning artist John Forte was just pardoned by George W. Bush.

In 2000, Forté was arrested at Newark International Airport and charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to distribute after accepting a briefcase containing $1.4 million worth of liquid cocaine.[1] While on trial and under house arrest, he completed a second album, I, John. He was convicted and sentenced to the mandatory minimum 14 years after being found guilty of possession of 31 pounds of liquid cocaine with intent to distribute

I suppose I could put some of his music on but this was just the first thing I thought of. So to familiarize you with his music if you haven't heard, here's one of my favorites. I'm not the biggest fan in the world or anything but dude is talented. He fux with the fugees and helped write and produce a couple of songs on The Score.

Jake One, Freeway & Brother Ali - The Truth (Video)

Damn Rik done did it again. Next up: Jake One's "Trap Door" feat. MF DOOM Music Video.
Directed By Rik Cordero.

Mos Def @ The Moore with Dyme Def

Tickets are on sale already and this one is likely selling out.

For the Tacoma Heads - D Black, Fatal, Spaceman Dec 3rd

Crooked Lake Productions Crash's the SuperBowl

So for the last few years, doritos had a contest for indy filmmakers like my old buddy H Dilla. Make a commercial, win, and get in the superbowl. Here's Henry's entry.

I don't think I get it. But I'm sure if Henry explained it to me. It would indeed be funny. lol.

Check it out here: http://www.crashthesuperbowl.com/#/gallery/video/2116/

Shaq Vs Stuckey

Now... I haven't touched this years game. But last years NBA2k8. Stuckey was the immovable object, Mike knows what I'm talkin about. lawl. but on the real this dude can rise to the top like the crack before you sir mix a lot. Check it out though. Next game they have. Stuckey's gonna pull some evil knievel daredevil shit on shaq (No ben affleck).

Keri Hilson feat. Lil Wayne - Turnin Me On

I like the vibe of the song. Or maybe I just like the vibe of Keri Hilson. No, I like both. Either way she is a more talented, better looking version of Rihanna in my opinion. I hope her album finally drops soon.

She could get it something CRITICAL....



Centennial Celebration

100 years strong. On some great grandpa shit. Converse is dropping a pack commemorating the monumental occasion. Check it. The clear boxes are CRACKIN. Unfortunately, if you're dropping in from Stateside, the closest you'll get to these is Great Britain(or Tokyo for my fellow Seattle-ites)..so hit Isetan's Online Store and start turning Japanese like Incubus if you wanna cop.

I just mite.

Back like cooked crack!!

Peace to Juelz. AY!

I am back at it. FINALLY got my internet back, and it feels stupendous. Gotta say. FUX wit me thoroughly kiddos. I got heat treats.


November 23, 2008

Tom Brady = Most Overrated QB ever

What did I say for the last few years to everyone whenever this subject came up? "Throw anybody in the qb slot, with THAT good of a team, and anyone can become a legendary QB"

This just proves my point. Patriots are 7-4 today after Cassell (their backup QB) Threw 415 yards, and hit Moss for 3 TDs.

When the backup QB is having consecutive 400 yard weeks this is not a coincidence.

End rant.

Seattle Hip-Hop + RiplTv

Cancer Rising above. Fatal below.

Obama inserts Dr. Dre as Suregeon General

There's hope for my rap career after all


November 22, 2008

Snitches Get Stitches

Read this article on MSNBC, had me in stitches like snitches. lol. Just in case any of you mafuckas out there we're thinking of calling in, remember the title.

Help wanted: Snitches — drug use OK
'Make some extra cash! Drug use and criminal record OK'
The Associated Press
updated 2:03 p.m. PT, Sat., Nov. 22, 2008

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Albuquerque Police Department has turned to the want ads for snitches.

An ad this week in the alternative newspaper The Alibi asks "people who hang out with crooks" to do part-time work for the police.

It reads in part: "Make some extra cash! Drug use and criminal record OK."

Capt. Joe Hudson says police received more than 30 responses in two days. He says one tip was a "big one" but wouldn't elaborate.

An informant whose tip helps officers arrest a drug dealer could earn $50. A tip about a murder suspect could bring up to $700.

It's not the first time department has run ads. In a program 10 years ago, police received so many calls they turned the phones off.

URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27859436/

Can we talk about this shirt? What Ignant ass idiot designed this? It's NO LONGER A FUCKING STOP SIGN. lmao. god damn.

Sample of the Week - Kraftwerk

I know you thought I wasn't gonna come through but after spending some time in the house with the techno twinz (No Helio) I thought to myself. We sure don't feature enough techno on here considering the huge Seattle scene. I'm not very aware of it though compared to mike who's on point with everything, I'm mostly a hip-hop kinda dude, so he's the best man for the job to bring you up to speed on that.

Anyway, here we have kraftwerk. I would say the original Daft Punk. That is... kinda crossover techno to influence other genres. Like how Daft Punk is inspiring Kanye and others right now. Kraftwerk was influencing David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Elton John, Micheal Jackson, Duran Duran and the list will probably go on forever as will their music. Kraftwerk is still playing shows to this day.

Writer: Kraftwerk - The Man Machine

I think youtube was invented for this video. My point: Did ANYBODY ever know this Jay-Z video existed? I mean, I knew it existed (obviously I got it for this) but I remember back in the day when I was this huge Jay-Z stan and I swore I knew everything. Then youtube came along and I just ran into the video randomly. Then I was like wow. I don't blame them for not showing this video at all.

Biter: Jay-z & Foxy Brown & Babyface - Sunshine

Anyway, there's a few other samples in there you can look up for their own addition to the song:

"Cha Cha Cha" by MC Lyte
"Rockin It" by Fearless Four
"Sunshine" by Alexander O'Neal

The track was done from Prestige of the Hitmen who's known for his electronica influence. He also did one of my favorite tracks on the album, "Imaginary Player" thus the reason for the picture of the Hitmen above.

Good night folks.

McNugget Love

lmao. Saw this on TV. I was just like... really? This sounds like some sarcastic ass conversation Steveizzle and I would be having when we're drunk as fuck. Mcdonalds takes the L on that one. lol.

November 20, 2008

A Fresh BreakDown: Ludacris - Theater Of The Mind

"Six Albums Later You'll Deposit Every Word, Till Your Memory Bank give me the Credit I Deserve, Top 5 Damn Right but really it just hit me, that 3 of ya top scared to FUCK WITH ME!!"

For a long-ass-time, I've been callin' Ludacris NEW "King Of The South". Bein' from the south n all, I get to hear these little rants for Lil Wayne, T.I., ect ect. Dependin' on where you go. (FYI... Scarface is no longer King Of the South cuz he's been the GodFather of HipHop for a while.. Anyway!) Ludacris put out a hell of an effort for his last CD, some claim it to be a classic. But what was noticed and something everyone could agree on, is he showed alot of growth in that CD. For the past two years Luda hit us with a smooth mixtape with Dj Drama, and he's been quietly KILLING, I mean absolutely KILLING these feature verses he's been on. But will the man deliver in "Theater of the Mind"?

Ludacris first comes on pretty good with his annual album intro. Y'know, alil' bit of talkin', then you'll hear some bars from Mr. Bridges. He then starts to crank up the onslaught and his claim for being "Undisputed," with alil' help from another undisputed champ.. Flloyd "Money" Mayweather. And he further stresses the point on the Chris Rock accompanied song "EveryBody Hates Chris." I strongly believe that the Theater that Ludacris put us through a step-by-step guide for putting together a great HIP HOP CD.

"Luda Do it Cuz it's art!"

Ludacris has always been known for that universal sound, not just catering to the south. Nothing gets more universal than a southern rapper on a Dj Premier beat! As Luda states "The 1st Southern Rapper on a Priemo beat." He does a few more boastin' n braggin 'bout his skills even with Lil' Wayne on the track "Last Of A Dying Bread." Lil Wayne started off nice, but he then began to do alot of yellin' and I guess mistaken it for aggression, but it wasn't bad. Luda absolutely slaughtered this one though. But don't worry, Ludacris doesn't dragggg out his MC skills on purpose through-out the whole CD. To all my southern kin-folk, Luda still remembers us, as he always does, and comes with a smooth southern track with the Biggest Bawse. Rick Ross. Narrated by Ving Rhames, to give it a lil' story / documentary feel. But, catering to the south is also his lowest point on this CD, a song with T.I., T.I.P, and Clifford "Wish You Would." Now this doesn't mean it's a bad song, it's just the worse on this CD, it'd be a highlight on other CDs. It's really just a weak hook, and not the best attempt by T.I. to be honest, but it's still a nice song. Then Luda goes back to the universal crowd, where he goes and visits The Game in Compton and his artist, Willie Northpole in Arizona. All three delivered on their end.. (Yes, I even think The Game did well, he didn't do much name droppin'. Lol.)

Now.. It wouldn't be a Ludacris CD without that good ol' Luda-comedy now would it? Luda teams up with the industry's go-to-guy, T-Pain, and they talk about how your girl will get plugged, or the ugly girl will get plugged, if they keep on drinkin'. Unlike most songs, Luda's comical verse keeps T-Pain from stealin' the show, and T-Pain not on a verse either. A Nice feel-good song for everybody to enjoy. And to all the gentlemen.. I don't give a damn who you are, once you hear this song... You'll say "Yea, I've been there." Or something close to it. Lol. Now to keep it on a feel-good vibe, but more catering to the ladies, Luda gets alil' help from Jamie Foxx on "Contagious", and Mr. Bust-It-Baby Plies on "Nasty Girl." And we all know about "What Them Girls Like" cuz Chris Brown is what them girls like... Lil punk. Knowing how some rappers can get, when it comes to the ladies, they can get kinda cheesy, and it can hurt the album, but here, Luda prevents it from happenin', he also leaves it to only these three songs for the ladies to deal with.

After the good time, Luda comes back down to Earth, with alil' help from Common, they give people some good advice with a play on Spike Lee's ol' joint, "Do The Right Thing." A well-thought-out song, and it was executed well to put this joint on repeat like most of the songs on here.

Now.. I know you heard about this biggie. "I Do It For Hip Hop." Ludacris hops on a track with two no-doubt legends Nas and Jay-Z. The only thing sicker than the beat on this song is all three of their verses. Lol. Now this track was alittle fun, because after you listen to it, in some parts you can tell that they were all competing with each other. And Nas took a direct shot at Jay-Z, I'll let you pick out that line in the comment section, n we'll see who listens, lol. Now, who was the best on this verse? That depends on who you like, if your a Jay-Z guy, like me, then, you'll like Jay-Z's verse best, if you're a Nas kinda guy like my boss =!=, you'll like Nas's verse. If you're more new school, you'll prolly be more into Luda's verse. Truely a classic classic track. A rare gem where EVERYBODY who has the background steps up in the song. Now Ludacris holds strong with both of these guys, and does not stumble. Which says alot about Luda's MC skills.

You may be sayin' that "Damn, that's alot of muthafuckin' guest spots on one CD." It is, I agree. But when you're on your 6th CD, AND there is only ONE song where Luda's verse is only questionable out-done. And that's a big ass question mark. Since his verse is the one you end up payin' attention to, you'll never feel like you're listenin' to some compilation CD. Luda does a good job of keeping up the speed of his last CD, maybe even toppin' it. He also gives us alot of diversity in the CD, no overwhelming dope-boy bullshit or to many lady songs. Plus, the CD flows pretty damn nice in the exact order it's in, AND the songs are good! When you do all that correctly.. You get this kinda ratin'...

"Yea, I guess that's why Everbody Hates Cris"

Worth Buyin' - Think of the CD as Obama's campaign, SUPPORT IT!!!

Fav Tracks - What's not to like?

November 19, 2008

Red Bull Big Tune Spotlight: Brainstorm

Homie, you got that nice pad, you got the song with buck, Dyme Def is doing big things. At least upgrade your computer. Shit. lol.

The Jake One Singles Contest Winner Is...

Jake One / Rhymesayers Single Contest Winner!

We have a winner! After narrowing down the field of entries from over 400 down to 7, the final choice was in your hands, and after almost 3000 votes cast, chicago MC Longshot has won.

Check out his Myspace: myspace.com/mclongshot

Once again Thanks to everyone that entered, we appreciate all the work that went into it. Don't forget to check out the other finalists myspace pages.

Big Quarters: myspace.com/bigquarters

Cymarshall Law: myspace.com/cymarshalllaw

Godamus Rhyme: myspace.com/godamusrhyme

Cool Nutz: myspace.com/coolnutz

Knonam: myspace.com/knonam

Uptown Swuite: myspace.com/uptownswuite

- Rhymesayers

A Different Kind of Piracy

If you've been keeping up with the news, turns out Disney isn't too far off. Although the pirates are probably far from attractive as Johnny Depp (Definitely No Homo) they still go around kicking some ass and stealing ships that come around their turf in Africa (Somlia to be exact). This time they stepped up their game, stealing an oil tanker with 2 million barrels of oil from the homies in Saudia Arabia. When you change a game though, don't expect everyone to just do what you say because you have machine guns and RPG's. Because like Jigga says, the prince of SA has only one rule "I will NOT LOSE." These topics and more are discussed in the new blog from the motely fool, who writes an open letter to the Somali Pirates.

An Open Letter to Somali Pirates from the Motley Fool:

Ahoy, Somali Pirates,

Well, someone ate their Wheaties yesterday morning, eh? Word on the street is that you've hijacked yet another ship. This time, an oil tanker. But not just any ol' oil tanker, no. This one holds 2,000,000 barrels of crude oil worth roughly $112,000,000.

Also, this one belongs to Saudi Aramco.

Now, maybe I'm just unusually paranoid about trifling with mysterious corporate juggernauts after seeing Quantum of Solace last night, but I'm a bit concerned that you've bitten off more than you can chew here. I mean, really, you thought you'd hijack $112,000,000 worth of product from the crown prince of oil companies and walk away unscathed with a handsome booty to boot? Really? Really?

See, Saudi Aramco has a reputation to protect here. As the world's largest oil company, it can't afford to be flexed on by a group of two-bit pirates. Further, while Saudi Arabia can't go off half-cocked, let's recall this is a national oil company you're messing with, not some weak-kneed public firm like ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), Chevron (NYSE: CVX), Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-A) (NYSE: RDS-B), or Total (NYSE: TOT).

Unlike those puny publicly traded peers, Saudi Aramco doesn't have a roster of shareholders that includes university endowments and teachers' unions. Its owner, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, sports seven frigates with missile ranges up to 180 kilometers, four corvettes built by the U.S. Navy, attack boats, helicopters, and 1,200 marines.

Frankly, if it weren't for the fact that you've got a fortune of black gold under your feet, I wouldn't have been shocked to see you go down in a literal blaze of glory.

Of course, it isn't like you're without leverage here. After all, you do have around two dozen hostages from varied nationalities, not to mention that you've got a fully-loaded Saudi freighter coasting towards the pirate haven of Eyl. It is entirely possible that the Saudis could negotiate with you. And given the other option (one that involves Keyser Söze-style negotiation tactics), you'd better hope this is the route they choose.

Of course, there's always a third option, which is that they call your bluff. What would you do with 2,000,000 barrels of oil, anyway? Talk about an illiquid liquid. Unless you've got a few thousand miles of steel pipe or a couple million barrels lying around, you're probably stuck with something folks call a "stranded resource." Throw in Dennis Hopper, and we're looking at a scene straight out of Waterworld.

Anyway, don't go killing those hostages. Doing so makes it open season for bringing down the hammer on you. Plus, given that the hostages come from a range of countries, you'd risk an onslaught of undesirable attention from a host of very irked countries. Dare I say, but this brazen, foolish theft of yours might be the tipping point on the international community deciding that they're no longer going to put up with your playing pirate anymore.

One way or the other, I'm afraid some of your boys will end up walking the plank for this one. In a way, I hate to say it. After all, I do admire your gusto.


Joe "Jolly Roger" Magyer

November 18, 2008

Sample of the Week - La Lupe & Rhymefest

Now this is in dedication to my sick ass not blogging much lately. I told you I'd come up with something for the sample of the week. Making up for an absence the other week. The thing about this week is it's a little tricky. This "original" song is basically a cover version of the actual "little Johnnie" track of the same name, later made famous by Peggy Lee. This one is just more spirited and upbeat, therefore making a better sample.

Writer: La Lupe - Fever

Biter: Rhymefest - Fever

Back with another one at the end of the week as usual or whenever I feel like doing it, cuz I am the blogger, bitch. haha.

Trick Trick, And the Curse Of the Young Berg Chain

Young Jeezy - Crazy World video

This is a Hell-of-A-Video. Powerful shit. Good job Jeezy.

November 17, 2008

Nov 19th = Grynch x Cancer Rising x Fatal x Xperience x Macklemore

Damn near EVERYONE doin thangs in Seattle Hip Hop, this wednesday at Nectar Lounge.


November 14, 2008

Sample of the Week (Imagination)

I wasn't going to do a sample because I couldn't think of anything good for this week again, but I didn't wanna skip two weeks in a row. So in celebration of 88 keys new album "The Death of Adam" which I've been banging to death already. Here is the sample for Kanye and 88's "Stay Up (Viagra)" Joint.

Writer: Imagination - All night loving

Biter: 88 keys feat Kanye West - Stay Up (Viagra)

Anyway, I'll hit ya'll with a two for one next week or sometime this weekend when I get inspired by something in the car. I'm about to buy some more blank cds and burn all my cds over again and switch up the rotation soon. I should probably just invest in an ipod.

November 13, 2008

Catch me I'm ballin.

catch me im ballin
catch me im ballin
catch me like spalding
catch me like rawlings
if he indeed the emcee
vitamin like GNC
B.I.G. on CMT
did a little bit of time on BMG
but this right here homie this all me
can you get down?
naw nicca CMB
that's cold that aint ice g.
so what though, lil homie remind me of Ice-T
uh, by the way we share the same birthday
the wordplay is work but pimpin is easy
so catch me im ballin
i'm sick to if you aint catch me like coughin
back when i said you should catch me like rawlings
Cuz most cats that i bump into can't catch me that often
most times i just end up fallin
ball for a few and then end up walkin
catch me in the ball wit a cinderella waltzin
and i do it til its no longer exclusive
might go once, might go twice
but never three times like a auction to it
see i walk into it, do my thang
and tell the owner that it's koo to let yall into it.

hah hah.

November 12, 2008

Souful Sundaes: Shawn Anthony - Beautiful Life

I'm new to this dude. So forgive me if I'm late (always am) but his song was just featured on Entourage and I can't get enough of it right now. Follow the link below for his myspace page and check out his introduction below the imeem player.

Shawn Anthony - Beautiful Life

Fatherless, condemened inhabitants of disenfranchised communities stand defiant, clutching pistols and selling anything they can to fend for themselves on these broken corners. Distant rumblings of cars coming from interestate 10. The smell of uncut grass during humid Louisiana summers. Debris, representing the broken dreams of the disenfranchised poor as they float hopeless by the banks of the Mississippi River. White, clapboard, "shotgun homes" losing their battle with time and the elements, imploding slowly back onto their foundations from decay and neglect. Children playing barefoot in a field of magnolias next to it, momentarily distracted from the sense of despair that hangs like a moldy curtain over their existence. They are the poor and unloved. This is South Baton Rouge. My name is Shawn Anthony. This is our story.

More Info Soon - December 16th


Wednesdays at the War Room!!

Zack and Scene killed it last night at 2080s. Which is nothing new really, but last night’s insanely awesome hiphop/’80s dance party at the War Room sported a Miami Vice theme that upped the totally-rad factor by several notches. The show was playing on the flat screens and projections over the bar and the dancefloor, the perfect accompaniment to the tropical-feeling, bamboo-flocked roof deck and the hot-as-hell dancefloor. Scene even thew in a slow-jam set for the lovers in the house. As usual, the crowd was as mixed and stylish as it gets in Seattle. One dude was rocking the white-on-white cotton jacket and pants look. You go, Sonny Crocket. If you haven’t been to the best Wednesday night throwdown in the city, you’re missing out.

- Johnathan Zwickel

The Stranger

Compared to those classic hits, contemporary Top-40 hip-hop stands up to scrutiny about as well as a tool shed in a tornado. But hook up some "Cold Lampin' With Flavor" and I'll be on the table so fast it's like I'd been born and raised shaking my butt up there like a pasty Jewish Shakira. Which is why 2080's night at The War Room is the best place to blow off all your midweek steam: DJs Fourcolorzack and Scene don't just play '80s jams, they break out the '80s jams you forgot about, would never hear on the radio (unless it's KEXP), or never even heard in the first place. These guys are experts at sifting through, selecting, and remixing should-be classics to keep the party hopping. And it is hopping, even though it's on a Wednesday, when most people would rather stay home.

- Sarah Brickner

Seattle Weekely

Common x Nardwuar Interview

This guy is a fuckin genius.

Check out all his other interviews with Jigga and Pharrell on youtube too.

GMK - Get it or Quit it #2

Adventures In NY Episode 2 from GMK on Vimeo.

Grynch - Something More EP OUT NOW!

It's actually wednesday now but I haven't been near the computer all day so forgive the tardy post. Grynch's new EP "Something More" Produced by Two Good Men out of Boston drops today like we've been telling you for a little while now.

Download it here!
(Via GetGrynch.com)
Bonus Track - Little Homie (produced by Jake One) Courtesy of 2db.

88-Keys - True Feelings (Video)

Okay... Player: NEW Bonney Runway!

I'm not sure we've posted Tabi Bonney's stuff up here yet or not but he's got some new stuff up there that's incredible. The old stuff is one sale too! I've ordered a shirt off there before and you get a free cd with purchase. He says "free gift" so maybe they're different every time. Shirts are like $35 and hoodies are $75.

The front of this hoodie is the same as the other ones, but the back is the coolest to me.

This shirt is FUCKING ILL!

Here's one of the older ones. Only $25.

Check out more at Bonney Runway.

Hollywood Divorce: Monsters, Vampires and Dead Babies Oh My!

So I hit up the movies today, did a little bit of the 2 for 1 special on their overcharging ass. I saw Role Models which was one giant "No Homo" joke. Hilarious of course. I also saw Madagascar 2 which did not dissapoint either.

Anyway, I saw a couple of DOPE trailers that I had to post up here.


The theatrical trailer set it up a lot better in my opinion, but this will do. Pretty dope stuff. I love vampires, zombies, aliens, all that sci fi / horror / fantasy shit I eat it up. This looks dope.


The Unborn

This looks dope too. Probably gonna be a little cheezier than necessary, but you know my motto: Any movie with Meagan is a GOOD movie. lol. God damn she's hot.


Monsters vs Aliens

OMG I was DYING when I saw this trailer. I don't even be LOL'ing like that either. I couldn't breathe during the Bob part. "mmm hot dogs!" Looks good.

November 11, 2008

Hi Haters: Texas doesn't think Obama Victory is "Important Enough" to make their Newspaper

1st Off, all props to Illseed for this bit of info. Secondly, with Obama winning, we're gonna keep this "Hi Hater" section alive, since we're sure to see alot of hatin' goin' on.


Newspaper ignores Obama victory: Terrell Tribune under fire
The Terrell Tribune, serving Kaufman County, Texas, ignored Barack Obama's victory in the U.S. presidential election, preferring, instead, to reserve their cover story for Jackson's victory over Schoen in the local county commissioner race.
The Obama presidential victory, however, wasn't pushed back to page A2, say, or A3, it wasn't included at all.
The decision has led to a protest outside of the Tribune's offices.
"That's what I wanted, a keepsake," said Lera Duncan, who was among the protestors. "And this was very disappointing to me."
Bill Jordan, the publisher of the newspaper, was unmoved by the protest, and was unapologetic:
"We run a newspaper, not a memory book service," he said. "We covered the local commissioner's race. We thought that was more important."

Well, everybody. I don't encourage harrassment. But..... Here's a way to get in contact with the Terrell Tribune, incase you have a question or two to ask.. :)

The Terrell Tribune
P.O. Box 669
Terrell, TX 75160
(972) 563-6476
Fax: (972) 563-0340
Bill Jordan - Publisher
Alison Walker - Managing Editor

November 10, 2008

City Spud is out!!

So City Spud, St. Lunatic and Nelly's half-brother, was released from prison in July 2008. Now i know this is late, but i'm just really excited about this. City Spud can RHYME. for real. i personally feel that if he didn't get locked up RIGHT when the Lunatics finally emerged and put The Lou on the map, he would have been bigger than Nelly. Who knows. Hopefully he can make some good stuff still. Ride Wit Me was the JOINT. anyway Bomb Squad edit this up for me i still don't have internet in the new crib. find some pictures and/or music etc. etc. HOLLA!

I'm still HERE!!

The Let Go Release Party - Tomorrow Handles That

Saturday November 22nd @ The Vera Project

Soulful Sundaes: Freeway - I Cry

This album didn't get nearly the attention it deserved. I've been bumping this and I remember when it came out, the song didn't get much attention. Which it shouldn't be anything special that gangstas cry too, but then the fact that young buck cries and he gets blasted for it. I say they team up for a remix. Buck gets to save face, Free gets more press for his underrated album. Two birds, one stone. Ya dig?

My Son Wants to be a Rapper pt. 2

The drama concludes on the Bob Rivers Show where a listener wrote in about his son losing his job and doing bad in school in pursuit of becoming a rap star. The show plays some of the rappers songs.

Listen here

Part 1

Too $Hort, Nov 22nd. @ Studio 7.

Too Short,
The Pack,
The Parker Brothaz,
The Game Brothers,
The Reallionaires
Clemm Rishad,
November 22nd
Studio Seven
110 South Horton
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 286-1312

Man. The last time I went to an all ages Too $hort show it was like 2003 or 2004. The shit was ridiculous. Place looked like a high school gymnasium all the lights stayed on, empty as fuck until $hort came out, then all the hoes went up on stage includin the one I was taking to the concert for my homie while he was on vaca. LOL bad timing. But I held it down. Bros before hoes so you know he had to find out that she went back to the hotel room with him. As her story goes they just "talked and smoked" but we all know better. lol. She promptly slapped my face pretty damn hard for snitchin but at least I would've died an honorable man. Word up. So I am probably gonna skip this one.

P.S. - I just updated the Concert list on the SIDE -->

Make sure you check it out, send me your flyers, and let me know if I'm missing anything.

Red Bull Big Tune - Rising Son!

Above is the focus on Seattle Runner Up Rising Son, and below here is an alternate edit for the overall Seattle Battle that goes more in depth with each particular battle.

November 09, 2008

Something More EP Coming Tuesday!

Check back here on TUESDAY to get the Something More EP from Grynch on Tuesday. Produced by two good men, from Boston.


Alchemist Busted for Weed in Seattle Holiday Inn

Not even gonna turn this into the anti-weed blog, but damn, I'll never understand the weed habit. That shit just takes money away in every way possible. At least alcohol does something good for me. haha. Weed makes me hungry and tired. Nobody want that shit.

November 08, 2008

Kanye & Estelle Live At EMA's

This is a pretty crazy performance. Kanye does pretty well IMO on the live lockdown as well.

EMA from First and last name on Vimeo.

Soulful Sundaes: Lupe Fiasco's The Cool

Sometimes you listen to a song, and you can't just stop there. You get back to the pad, but you gotta sit in the parking lot and finish the album. That's what this album did to me today. I was fuxin with it after a night out that made me want to slap some kids, but the more I thought about it and consulted a few trusted advisors, the more I realised tt wasn't his fault he had a grill and twelve plastic gold chains with $ emblems. The Four finger Cash$Money ring wasn't even his fault either. Therefore, I'm no longer mad at him, or his pimp cane, bathrobe wearing homie with him. I'm mad at rap music.

If you die, tell em that you played my game, I hope your bullet holes become mouths that say my name, cuz I am the (cool) ...

Dear Flabby: My Son Wants to Be a Rapper

On the KZOK Seattle Bob Rivers Morning Radio show, a listener sent in with a question I think could apply to several parents or kids out there now, and it was quite humorous.

Dear Flabby,

I have a 17 year old step son that has decided that his dream is to become a rapper to the point of that's all he does. He has lost his job, he is doing very poor in school, and is living in three different homes.

He and a friend have recorded six songs that don't sound too bad but I am not a rap fan.

My wife and myself have talked with him untill we are blue in the face about school and a job first and rapping second... but nothing seems to sink in with him. Got any ideas?

- Future Eminem Dad

Listen to the show on www.Bobrivers.com

And find out what happens Monday when the show continues and talks to the future rap star on Monday morning, 6-10 AM on 102.5 KZOK. Subscribe to the podcast on itunes as well.

As for Drop-Bombs advice... we'll stick with Cons mom on this one. :)

November 07, 2008

November 06, 2008


Simple. Yet Effective. I NEED A JOB! lol.

Try Before You Buy: 88 Keys- The Death of Adam

Shit. The mixtape still gets CONSTANT play every day from me, I've gotten through about 10 of the songs from this preview before I have to head out the door. Shit is exactly like the mixtape. Narrated story of Adam by 88 keys and friends. Hilarious and great music all at the same time.

88 Keys Album Preview

And also at the link he takes you play by play and inside the twisted mind of the author of this hilarious and brilliant concept album.

Baracks House

This seems appropriate.

November 05, 2008

Barack Block Party Last Night

Mike snapped a few shots above, and the homies at RainDropHustla snapped a few priceless moments as mafuckas CELEBRATE!

New Video Goodness jacked from YSL's spot.

T-Shirt Coming Soon Part 2

By the one and only Steve-izzle. Marked up like the subway in harlem [(c) Northpole] so no one can swaggerjack.

T-Shirt Coming Soon..

Homer "wanted" to vote for Obama

Yo... I Wonder What "Joe-The-Plumber" Doing?

I wonder what the infamous Joe The Plumber is thinkin' now that a liberal / socialist / communist / crazy / unstable / inexperienced / black / colored / spreading-the-wealth candidate he was against won. Well, don't be to sad about ol' Joe The Plumber. This "regular" guy is workin' on a new country music deal. We'll hear from this "honest" / back-bone-of-America guy soon enough on Fox News I'm sure... Well, his PUBLICIST will issue a statement for the man who never "asked" to be famous. But I'm sure this UN-LICENSED plumber is pissed that the so-called "business" he was goin' purchase will be taxed out the ass now. And his personal income will be spread to the poor pockets of America. Pfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffft! LMAO.

Obama's victory speech

November 04, 2008

The Jake One Post. (Interview + Music)

An interview with Thisis50 above and new Heat from Jake One below.

Jake One - Hurt U feat. Pharoahe Monch and Kardinal Offishall

Yes We Did

Yes We Can


Excuse me for lack of a better word right now as the title for this post. That's what I'm doing right now, along with tearing up a bit as I watch these newscasts. Barack Hussein Obama is the President of our UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!!!!

I cannot believe I am seeing this day. I cannot believe how re-energized our society has become just over one man, one idea, one thought, one word. CHANGE.

This is monumental above all standards and measures.

Thank you for voting, on behalf of Barack. Thank you for believing along with me. All of us. My friends your friends. We are more unite than ever before. And I honestly feel like this is going to be what sets us back atop as THE BEST COUNTRY ON THE PLANET.

Freshness: ..............Obama :)
Yoo.. Man, bein' from Mississippi, and havin' activists in my family who faught for the simple right to vote.. Even though my state went McCain, man... I was a part of history, and I love that and love yall for wanting change. A week before my b-day, hell of a present! Lol. It's hard for a 21 year old to be emotional, but he is, this is monumental. *sigh* well.... Time to finish this whole bottle of champain, lol.


Maybe the shadiest way to win Florida done by the McCain Campaign

Well.. CNN just reported that a new "robo-call" went out in Florida to some Cuban-Americans. It was in Spanish, but to paraphrase in English, the call said.. "Fidel Castro supports Obama." Now it's alil' late for robo-calls, but this is one of the shadiest ways to win Florida. You pull out Castro, really?!

Dear Mr. Dubya


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