Thursday, January 31, 2008
Top 10 Vince Carter dunks at North Carolina:
Texas vs. Oklahoma State, Kevin Durant vs. Mario Boggan, Triple Overtime
Keyon Dooling Over Kansas Player (Don't ever try to take a charge, even if you get it, you'll look bad)
Baylor gets mentioned on Sportscenter for the first time since 1982
And The Greatest Play Ever...
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
With the upcoming glow tour with Kanye, Lupe, and N.e.r.d. I thought I should tell you the best live acts in hip-hop
5. The Game
If you know The Game, then you’ll know hes for real. Game is good live because he gets into his tracks with the corwd he doesn’t just scream for a while then go off stage, and he is really good at playing the right songs at the right time
4. Sage Francis
Not many people know Sage, but he is my favorite rapper. For those who are fans of Sage you know that he is fucking insane on stage. Sage has a metal back round, for example he won scribble jam in a Metallica shirt. At Rock The Bells in New York he went on stage in an American flag pair of overalls, he also break dance at a lot of his shows.
3. Lil Wayne
I saw weez in October and wasn’t really expecting him to be much of a showman, but as soon as he stepped on stage he had an ora that made him larger than life. He even brought Baby on stage, I don’t even like Baby but I went fucking nuts because I wasn’t expecting it. But Weez makes you feel like its just you and him in the room. When he plays a song that you like its like he played it just for you.
2. Method Man
Meth is a sight to be seen. He loves the crowd and is amazing at getting love back. He makes the other Wu-Tang members on stage look dead. He stage dives, he interacts, and does it every show and never takes a break.
And the winner is…
1. Busta Rhymes
Now if you’ve never seen Busta bust live or even live on tv, your missing out. Him and spliff star interact almost perfectly on stage and there is so much energy its scary. Bust gets so into it sometimes you cant even understand what he is saying. He reserects summer jam every year he performs. He killed it in the rain a couple years back and remains the number 1 live act today. This video is one of my favorite performances of all time, despite the Lupe mess up.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Alright, so back in March of '07 'Ye appeared on MTV and mentioned "The Glow in the Dark Tour" which would feature both Mr.West and Chad, P, and Shae on the same stage (!!!). At first i thought nothing of it, but after checking a post on Kanye's blog which said, "This is my shit... GET READY FOR THE GLOW IN THE DARK TOUR!!!!!!!!!!!" with pics from Fly or Die on it, i realized this is actually going to happen. This could be the greatest collabo to ever tour the US (for me, at least) and i would prob do just about anything to get to catch a glimpse of that. If you don't believe me or you're just in shock, check out the site place holder here, and i'm sure theres a load of info over the web. You're welcome
Above is a "snippet," if you will, of the tour's poster, according to 'Ye's blog. If i am reading correctly, I'm pretty damn sure it not only names N.E.R.D. and Kanye, but also Lupe. Honestly, i have dreamt of this day but was almost positive this would never be a reality. We'll keep you posted...
Shout out to realtalkny.com on the rawkus network for this video. Also the buds in this video is easily the most potent shit i have ever seen. I may just have to move out to cali.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
If you already know about Rafael Casal, you either are into poetry or you just know more than me. But for those that don't, Casal is a poet from the Bay Area. He started doing performances at the age of 15 and won several awards. By the time he was 18, Casal was the youngest poet to appear on Russell Simmons' Def Poetry.
Now Rafael has begun to shift his focus to music and his myspace says his album will drop in January. Well, January is running out and I still havent heard anything about the album officially dropping so Im guessing its been delayed. But, for now, you can get his mixtape with The GetBack Crew here.
And here is one of Rafael Casal's performances:
I think Im gonna start putting up more stuff like this. If you want to see more of Rafael, look him up on YouTube.
The Money Shot
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Check out the newest ish below:
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Whenever I watch Will Ferrell flicks I feel like not even he's taking himself seriously. In spite of this, or maybe because of this, I loved Anchorman, Talledega Nights, and Blades of Glory. What is possibly going through his mind? "I know. I'm gonna make a movie about an all male figure skating duo and then make a movie about a drunk guy playing in the ABA!" Some people may be getting tired of his over-the-top movies, but I'm not one of those people.
Another reason why i cant wait to see this movie is Andre 3000. Considering he's a rapper, he's a surprisingly good actor. I'm not saying all rapper's are bad actors, I'm just saying its no coincidence that the FOX series Method & Red only lasted 9 episodes and Q-Tip's Prison Song didn't win any Oscars. But Andre was good in Be Cool and he created his own cartoon, Class of 3000, which won an Emmy. So, basically, he's not getting movie roles just because of his name recognition.
Semi-Pro comes out February 29 so get ready.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
01 dj cinema the chronic - intro
02 jim jones 50 cent and eminem - payday
03 lil wayne rick ross and wyclef - the haitian mob
04 dj cinema - interlude (the making of nothin but a thang and dr. dre announces detox)
05 eazy-e 2pac game snoop dr. dre and nate dogg - nothin but a thang (2007)
06 lil wayne tony gambino and dr. dre - bloody money
07 dj cinema - interlude (long money)
08 lloyd bank 50 cent and diddy - gimmy da loot
09 fabolous jim jones jadakiss and t pain - baby dont go (remix)
10 dj cinema - interlude (i can't dance)
11 red cafe papoose and uncle murder - brooklyn bullshit
12 jadakiss stack bundles lil wayne and swizz beatz - we get money
13 dj cinema - interlude (confessions)
14 the notorious b.i.g. jay-z dr. dre and marvin gaye - casanovas (the commission vol.2 exclusive)
15 nas az c.l. smooth kanye west tony gambino and leona - end of summer
16 twista young buck and nelly - the mack (the movie)
17 dj cinema - interlude (goldie game)
18 juelz santana lil wayne snoop dogg and t.i. - i choose you
19 jay-z nas and freeway - gorilla gwop
20 young jeezy jha jha remo da rapstar stack bundles & max b. - pop bottles
21 dj cinema - interlude (hustler swag)
22 stack bundles lupe fiasco and jim jones - sunglasses (r.i.p. tribute)
23 dj cinema - interlude (im pregnant)
24 2pac ludacris saigon and leona - lil ghetto girl
25 andre 3000 ludacris and common - oasis
26 dj cinema the chronic - outro
Friday, January 18, 2008
I guess there's no better man for the job than Chuck Norris. I honestly don't know why everybody is so obsessed with the man, though. He hasn't really done anything good. Unless you're a fan of Walker Texas Ranger. But I have to admit it's pretty funny. Big ups to Mike Huckabee for at least appearing to have a sense of humor.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
That's right. The Reebok Pumps are coming back in 2008 in a BIG way. Yes, the pumps have been released in the last couple of year's, but this year there's going to be a huge selection of different kinds of pumps in a lot of different colors. Among others, the Court Victory Pumps, Omni Lites, and Reverse Jams are being released sometime this year.
You know how the retro Jordans have been the biggest releases of the last 2 or 3 years? That's how the pumps are going to be this year. Im not necessarily saying you'll be camping out for a pair of Reeboks, but its not out of the question.
The colors on the new pumps are crazy. Either you love them or you hate them. I mostly love them despite the fact that they sometimes burn my retina. You could actually argue that Reebok began its resurgence late last year with the release of its Voltron Pack:
But the real explosion will be in the coming months. Like I said earlier, I'm not expecting people to camp out for these, but keep you tent ready just in case.
Here's a couple of upcoming pumps and other Reeboks... let me know what you think: (NOTE: some pics too big for the page, click on them for full picture)
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Through Re-Up, Clipse released a couple of mixtapes called We Got It For Cheap. The tapes were made by Clinton Sparks.
A couple of days back, the Gang announced on their blog that the third installment of the mixtape series is due out soon. They left us with the album cover:
Since Vol.3 is coming out soon, I though you might be interested in Vol.1 and 2.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Now here is a clip from the Bill O’Riley show, I think he is a full fledged racist who hates hip-hop. Also I love to watch Cam’Ron interact with white middle America. YOUUUUU MADDD.
Heres a Seinfeld clip, this has nothing to do with anything I just said but its such a good show. Yeah I know Michael Richards said the N word, but he’s been out of the spotlight for 10 years and I think he got enough bashing. He was sorry for what he did. But here’s a clip to remind you of the good ol’ days. P.s. I heard the cast was THINKING about doing one last scene. I’d like to see it.
And finally the most blown up racist comment of all time.
This may be another shameless ploy by these celebs to get their name back over the airwaves, but the way these people handle themselves in an environment that is meant to save their lives is shocking. It just shows that fame can be too much for some people.... way too much.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Yes, the multi-talented soul sensation is back, with his soon to be released CD/DVD entitled, "Live from Philadelphia." Target will be the exclusive retailer of Legend's live album, which will be released on January 15th. The CD/DVD package contains 19 performances, including covers and duets with other very talented artists. Kanye's first signee is doing big things as of lately, with his Show Me Campaign (def check that out),which beneifits a Tanzanian town, as well as signing promising UK artist Estelle to his new record label, Homeschool Records. Look for more big things from Legend in '08, who is currently working on his new album, scheduled to be released later this year.
Below is the Penn graduate's latest video, "Show Me," which supports his "Show Me Campaign"
Music Videos - Show Me
When it comes to shoes, sneakerheads are always bringing up names like Dunks, Air Forces, SBs, and Bapes. Come on, there is so much more then that. 2008 is gonna be the year of Reebok (more on that in a future post), K-Swiss has REALLY stepped its game up, and their are a whole lot more out there that hasn't received enough love.
One example is Greedy Genius. The brand has been out for a while and I never see anybody wearing it. The fact is, Greedy Genius comes up with the best colorways and is less expensive than the forces that everybody wants to rep.
Its not that I dont like brands like Bape and Jordan, its just that they've created a reputation as the undisputed kings of kicks. Bape has gotten way too big for its own good, charging over $300 for a pair of shoes. But if I was running Bape (which i wish i was), I'd do the same thing. If people are willing to pay that kind of cash, why not charge them. Thats business 101 (at least thats what I imagine they teach in a class like that).
Back to the Genius. For the most part, its hit or miss. Most pairs I really like, but there are also pairs where I just close my eyes and pretend I didn't see them. But I do the same thing with Bapes so I can't knock them for that. The group designing Greedy Genius are constantly taking chances and a lot of times they hit the jackpot. To get up on your Greedy Genius, click here. If you want to buy some, head over to pickyourshoes.com.
You know a film has a cheap production when "Bodies" is the theme song. Stallone has never really had any acting skills. He was just good at playing characters who were uneducated and could get beat up. Sly, you had a good run, but its over. Nobody wants to see sequals to films made twenty years ago. I know you wont stop doing this so I guess all I can do is sit back and prepare myself for Cobra II in 2009. Oh well.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
-DJ Pop$ikLe OUT
Ladies and Gentleman please brace yourself for this years, "Most Genius" hip-hop song/video of the year:
BRAVO! I can't wait until it makes the itunes top 100 list! I'm definately gonna buy it.... NOoottt!
Actually... not really because i will briefly babble on about what i think of this. First off, WOW. And 2nd off, i have been waiting for a serious collabo between the two star-studded hitmen every since "Big White Spaceship"( which is a decent track). I can't wait to see what kind of magic these two VA boys will cook up. I'll surely be watching
Props to BBC/ICE CREAM
MJ and shoe designer Tinker Hatfield talk about the upcoming Jordan XX3. The Jordan line is either hit or miss. I love the retros but the more recent kicks have been too over the top for me. the exception to that is the XX2s which I actually liked. Im not sure about the XX3s, but my first impression is a positive one.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
1. Hollywood divorce feat lil wayne, snoop dogg
2. Millionaire feat. kelis
5. Ill call feat. gangsta boo
6. Walk it out remix feat. unk
7. Ham sandwiches feat. e-40
8. You remix feat. llyod
10. Crooked booty feat. big boi, cee-lo, sleepy brown, khujo goodie
14. Funkin around
16. Throw some ds remix feat. jim jones, rich boy, game
18. What a job feat. devin the dude, snoop dogg
20. Morris brown feat. big boi, sleepy brown, scar
22. The whole world feat. killer mike
24. Gangsta shit
26. Long way 2 go feat. gwen stefani
34. Crumblin erb
I am not going to lie, I am a sucker for VH1 reality TV. Shows like I Love New York, Rock of Love, and the Godfather of all dating shows Flavor of Love. Although as I was watching the I Love New York 2 reunion last night, I came to the realization of how truly terrible the shows actually are. These shows are setting black men and women back a good hundred years. It’s all a fucking joke and a minstrel show.
Example 3, Sumthing from Flavor of Love 2. Case and point, while attempting to date Flavor Flav, she took a shit on his floor. Classy.
I could go on for days, honestly I could. The main point I am trying to make is African american people should not be portrayed like this. It is sad when on these shows you can pick out the one or two intellectual black people that are there. African Americans as a whole are great, smart, and cultured people when you continue to personify these stereotypes is when people start to look down on the people as a whole. I understand the entertainment value that is priced among these characters, but lets put someone respectable up there.
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Friday, January 4, 2008
Lose Sleep Anticipating:
Tha Carter III by Lil Wayne- The master of the mixtape and self-proclaimed king of hip-hop finally comes out with a new studio album. Last year, the music game really was Wayne's World as he was featured in almost every song on the radio. Now its time for him to make some real money. How good is Wayne? Dude's whole album was leaked onto the internet so he made a new cd like it was nothing. He's keepin all his songs underwraps for now so I dont know whats gonna be on it, but I guarantee it will be nasty. Tha Carter III drops February 15th.
N*R*3*D by N.E.R.D.- Pharrell and Chad's funk band is back. For some, thats a big deal. For others, who gives a F*%K? Im on the side of those celebrating because, well, im all over Pharrell's cock, no homo. I love everything he does and you can believe I'll be buying the album the day it comes out (no official date yet, sometime in the spring). The group promises to go back to its roots. This means, musically, the album will be all over the place. I'll keep you posted as songs start to drop. For now, here is N.E.R.D.'s debut album, In Search Of...
N****r by Nas- I dont feel comfortable with Nas' new album name. I know that since I'm white, I am not allowed to have an opinion on these issues, but, if I did, I would think its retarded. The N-word is not like calling a white man a cracker, as much as Nas wants it to be. I dont know any white person that gets offended by cracker, but i know A LOT of black people that get offended by the N****r. Now, onto the music. Despite his last album's failure, Nas is still the man who made Illmatic so I have faith in the man. I think Nas is gonna drop a gem with this one. It comes out in February.
The Greatest Story Never Told by Saigon- The dude who became popular when he got signed by Turtle on Entourage is a real rapper. And despite his threats to quit the business, his long awaited debut album is gonna be hot. Fire hot. He can spit it as good as anyone i've heard outside of Lupe and his cd is handled completely by Just Blaze. To get the Come on Baby remix featuring HOVA and Swizz Beats, click here. The album is projected to drop early in the year.
Unnamed Gnarles Barkley Project- Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo are set to return this Spring and they promise to improve on the success of St. Elsewhere. In interviews, Cee-Lo has stated that the album is, "pretty damn good. What else can I say?" If you ever get a chance check out the duo live in concert:
Its pretty trippy, but its tight.
Rising Down by The Roots- One of the best hip-hop groups of all time will return in April according to ?uestlove. One of the first and only groups to utilize live instruments, I really love The Roots and can't wait to see what they've got cookin. Here is a little classic Roots to tide you over.
And maybe, just maybe:
CRS- If it happens, it'll be the biggest album of the year, hands down. Lupe is a genius and lyrically the best rapper in the game, Pharrell is the best producer money can buy, and Kanye is the best overall musician in hip-hop. Put it together and create a rapper's delight (i know its corny, but im just so excited). When US Placers debuted, I was happy but I knew the song only realized about half the groups' potential. Its like having Kobe, LeBron, and D-Wade on your team. All other rappers are gonna get destroyed.
In a recent interview with MTV, Dark Man X spilled his plans of creating a a Gospel-Rap album. According to DMX there will not be any profanity on any of the tracks, how 'bout that?? "No songs about bitches, no songs about robbing, just straight 'Give God the glory," DMX explained. But hold up for a second, the gospel album is not the only news here. DMX is planning to release a straight-up Rap CD to be included in the 2-disc bundle album. "I [was] the first n---- to put out two albums in one year [It's Dark and Hell Is Hot and Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood in 1998], now I'm gonna hit 'em again -- drop two albums on the same f---in' day, yo," X told MTV. "A double album will make motherf---ers mad, because they gotta spend more money -- plus it's already a long [double] album. I'm talking about a hip-hop album and a gospel album." he continued. The album is set to be titled, Walk With Me Now and You'll Fly With Me Later.
The album is going to be released through indie label Bodog Music, whom he has recently partnered up with. DMX's last album, Year Of The Dog, was released in 2006 through Columbia Records (whom he has parted ways from.) He explained that the reason for his departure was because of lack of accomplishment and bundles of problems that he no longer wanted to be associated with.
The rapper had five no. 1 albums in a row before the release of Year Of The Dog, Again, but according to him, his record label messed that up for him.
"I had five no. 1-debuting records in a row," X told MTV. "[Year of the Dog, Again] was supposed to be number six. [Sony] released another record the same day they released mine, the Now [That's What I Call Music!] CD. They let the sh-- beat me by 1,000 and they didn't tell me until after the week was up."
Well, he's finally doing what he claimed Mase stopped him from doing years ago: going to God.
I don't know if that's gangsta or suicidal.
Kansas came into Miami with the mindset of being the bigshot, not the underdog, but critics and so-called experts still doubted their chances in the game vs. VaTech. The Jayhawks didn't see themselves as the Cinderella, but as the team that absolutely deserved their spot in the BCS (I still think Mizzou shoulda gotten a spot over 'em, but what can ya do?)
The Jayhawk D stepped up major in last night's game, neutralizing the VaTech offense, something that Kansas struggled to do all season long. Led by junior Aqib Talib (who plays both sides of the ball), Kansas made their case as a national power by controlling the clock and the score for nearly the entire game, and beating the Hokies 24-21.
But, on the other side of the spectrum, Hawaii showed their WAC schedule incompetance, in an embarassing loss to Georgia in the Sugar Bowl 3 nights ago, by the tally of 41-10. Colt Brennan showed many pro scouts his flaws as a QB, like the fact he becomes deathly afraid of defenses of any team on the eastern side of the Mississippi.
I guess every Cinderella season can't end like Boise State's or George Mason's, but Kansas keeps that hope alive for every other small fry in NCAA sports. Who knows, maybe Idaho will shock the world next year and make it to the BCS National Championship Game.