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February 14, 2006

Up From The 36 Chambers...

Heheh.. it's the Ghost..*Face*..*Killahh* Hehheheh
Wu-Tang Killa Beez, we on a swarm
Wu-Tang Killa Beez, we on a swarm
Wu-Tang Killa Beez, we on a swarm
Wu-Tang Killa Beez, we on a swarm
The RZA, the GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, U-God
Ghostface Killah, the Method Man, Raekwon the Chef, the Masta Killa..."

The entire Wu-Tang Clan came through 9:30 Club for the O.D.B. Tribute Tour and showed D.C. mad love. It's kind of hard to describe Wu's significance to hip-hop. The are the hip-hop group -on some hip-hop Beatles type shxt. I don't remember the entire tracklist, but they hit us with the darts: Bring Da Ruckus, Clan In Da Front, Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta F Wit, C.R.E.A.M., Can It Be All So Simple, Method Man, Protect Ya Neck, Bring The Pain, Incarcerated Scarfaces, Brooklyn Zoo, Ice Cream, Run, Liquid Swords, Triumph, For Heaven's Sake, It's Yourz, Reunited, etc.

One highlight was when Rae and Meth felt that the bass was so right at 9:30 that they made the DJ stop Bring The Pain and restart the track just to feel the bass pump all over again. Another was when RZA brought up the fact that our Vice President Dick Cheney shot a man -and got away with it- the crowd got a good laugh outta that.

I can't even begin imagine how tough it was to have nine egos and personalities clashing on top of recording, touring, and so on, but it's good to see the Wu have ironed out some of their differences to honor one of their lost brothers: Rusty. R.I.P. Dirty. Towards the end of the first show, Rae and others reminded the fans that the sequel to Only Built 4 Cuban Linx: OB4CL II was due out sometime this year. I consider OB4CL one of the best hip-hop albums of all time. All time. Undoubtedly I have high expectations, so if OB4CL II is only half as good as it's predecessor, say goodbye to the beef rapp and derrty South era because Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta F*** Wit!!!

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October 25, 2005

Grazing Bulls

Rapper Cameron "Cam'ron" Giles was shot in both arms during an attempted carjacking at the corner of New Jersey and New York avenues in Northwest early Sunday morning. Cam was in town for Howard Homecoming and was leaving club H2O in his blue 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo when the gunman jumped out of a burgundy Expedition and began shooting. Some pics of the damaged bull can be found here.

Somebody tried to take my car from me, shot me through the window and I rolled off, that was basically it," Cam'ron told News4. "It was a sloppy job on their part. They didn't get anything. I still have my car and my jewelry."

NBC4 and The Washington Post report that police are investing other motives in Cam's shooting.

Dipset! Dipset! Dipset!

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September 20, 2005

Old Gods and Goblins

Today is the iTunes world premier (Premier, DJ Premier) of RZA and MF DOOM's collaboration Biochemical Equation. The song is the first off of Think Differently Music: Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture, a project that pairs Wu members such as GZA, Masta Killa, and the aforementioned RZA with some indie faves such as Rass Kass, C-Rayz Walz, Del, Casual, J-Live, the list goes on . . .

The track has a bigger sound than a typical track, probably from RZA's score writing experience. I would trade the choruses for some more verses from the RZArecta or the Villain himself. Download and enjoy RZA and the unofficial tenth member of WTC.

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August 26, 2005

Clientele Kid

If any of y'all are feeling extra generous, go ahead and cop this fresh for me. It looks like Clientele teamed up with the Starksologist for this limited edition tee. The front features a fist punching through with "CLIENTELE" brass knuckles, the back has an arm with Ghost's avenging eagle Wonder Woman bracelet, and the sides has writing and signage presumably from GFK himself.

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July 28, 2005

The Odd Couple

Well, it was only a matter of time before MF DOOM and DJ Danger Mouse's opus, The Mouse & The Mask, was leaked to the public. The duo, otherwise known as DANGER DOOM, has enlisted help from from Ghostface, Cee Lo, Talib Kweli, and characters from Cartoon Network. I'll have to reserve opinion for the album until I've had a chance to listen to it a few times, but let's just say it's FAR from disappointing.

Support the artists, cop it when it drops in October!!!

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June 07, 2005

Make Mince Meat Outta That Beat

"I'll make mincemeat out of that mouse!!!"

The duo known as DANGERDOOM has a new track, Mince Meat, on the punk rock compilation Punk-O-Rama 10 -from Epitaph Records of all places. The comp is only $4.99 at one of the machines this week. Backup download link.

The beat is bare bones simple, just some hard drums and an Asian flute sample. The true meat, as with most DOOM songs, is the rhymes. Who else can shout out the Ionic Breeze Quadra and make a hook out of a quote from The Underdog Show? Dumile adds "beat Mouse" to Klondike Kat's favorite saying: "I'm gonna make mincemeat out of that mouse!" to get "I'll make mincemeat out of that beat [Danger] Mouse". Ill.

For another taste of what DOOM and Danger Mouse together sounds like, download DM's remix of Zero 7's "Somersault." This track is new to me, but I can tell it's gonna be one of my favorites. Very very chill with hints of Fiona Apple on the chorus. Download and enjoy this dope track.

Just Blazevillain? ". . . Blaze . . . is totally into Stones Throw, him and Jay-Z were pumping the Madvillain shit in their car stereo alot . . ." Word?! It's not inconceivable given the fact that Blaze produced a track for Med's upcoming album and Mad Lib showed up on the S. Carter The Re-Mix album -mixed and arranged by Blaze, coincidentally.

Finally, here's a video for Shadows of Tomorrow from the Stones Throw 101 DVD: MOV, WMV. I thought I watched most of the videos on the DVD, but I guess I must have missed this one. The video is comprised of an amalgam of stills and video clips, some of which are from "Space Is The Place" featuring Sun Ra and his Arkestra. Sun Ra. Sun raw. Lord Quas. Madlib.

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May 19, 2005

Metal Face Lungies

Q: I heard you and MF DOOM are teaming up?
Ghostface: MF DOOM, that's my nigga right there! I got some beats from him. He gave me some fire. I can feel that nigga. Now it's Ghost over some MF DOOM beats."

Tony Starks over some DOOM and Soul Brother Pete Rock is gonna be crazy. Just pure hip hop. Above are scans from an interview with Ghostface from an unknown magazine, a decent read.

Some threads about the DOOM and Ghostface collabo:
Ironman Meets Metalface
MTV news on Ghostface w/Doom (just beats?)
More DOOM & Ghostface news from HHS

Ghostface's next album may as well be titled Ghostface Meets Metal Face, as he's teaming up with iron-mask-loving hip-hop veteran MF DOOM.

'I'm into old hip-hop, and the music that he makes is right up my alley,' Ghostface said. 'His beats are real underground. He's got the sound RZA had back in the day.'

. . .

'The game is like wrestling right now. ... I don't see any originality in it no more. Everything is a gimmick. It's not based upon good music. It's just based on hype now. You have to shoot somebody in order to sell some records.' - MTV.com article discussing Three Ghostface Albums Materializing In Stores This Year

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April 26, 2005

Días del Demonio

Gorillaz' sophomore album, Demon Days, is slated for a May 24th release. There has been some shuffling within the apez and DJ Danger Mouse, of The Grey Album fame, has replaced Dan "The Automator" Nakamura as Damon Albarn's partner. Guests include De La Soul, The London Community Gospel Choir, Ike Turner, MF DOOM -oh, and Dennis Hopper. Yes, that Dennis Hopper.

Six degrees of DOOM indeed. MF recently collaborated with De La on Rock Co.Kane Flow and is working with Danger Mouse on an LP, tentatively titled DangerDOOM, so it would seem fitting that he appear on Demon Days. Though I think DOOM could have come more approachable for the typical Gorillaz fan, I like the fact that he didn't compromise himself for an album that has the potential to eclipse the 1.5M+ US/6M worldwide sales of Gorillaz' self-titled debut. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien received much exposure from Clint Eastwood, and hopefully, the dopeness that is MF DOOM will be spread by way of November Has Come.

The first single from DD is Feel Good Inc. featuring De La Soul, and mostly Dave aka Trugoy at that. The song is no doubt infectious, but I'm not so sure about the "Don't stop, Get it, Get it" call outs. Somehow I don't see Radiohead and Uncle Luke working on a track together. To view the Feel Good Inc. video, visit the Official Gorillaz Fan Site or IFILM.com. The animation by Jamie Hewlett is top notch, and De La in the background "monitors" is on the demonic tip. If you can't figure out how to save the QT video from IFILM, shoot me an email.

As usual, I'm sick of the swill that is radio, so here's looking forward to an apey summer!!!

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April 25, 2005

Ask Uncle Nu!!!

DJ Nu-Mark, of Jurassic 5 fame, and Pomo will release a remix for Melody, the first track on their album, Blend Crafters Volume 1, sometime late May. Side A features none other than MF DOOM (who hasn't this man worked with?), taking an already great song to the next level. On the flip is a funky, jazzy remix by Eddie Harris which is almost as good as the aforementioned track with MF.

If you haven't picked up Blend Crafters Volume 1, get it! Tracks like Bad Luck Blues and Imagine, a cover of John Lennon's song of the same name, shouldn't be missed. Nu-Mark has proven his ability to craft songs that can stand alone or sound equally good when rhymed upon. Don't sleep.

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March 10, 2005

Checkmate Homie

Jadakiss has replied to perhaps the weakest "diss" track of all time, "Piggy Bank," with "Checkmate." "Checkmate" jacks 50 Pence's "I'm An Animal" track off the 2050 mixtape. Jada could have come much much harder, but honestly, Piggy didn't need much of a reply.

Word up to Trickology for always being up on things, this time with full audio and deciphered lyrics. Here is another version of the track, recorded from the scan'lous ass Wendy Williams show.

Edit.1: Here is a new link for Fat Joe's reply to 50, entitled "The Massacre of Fifty." It's not as lyrical as Jada's track, but it just sounds harder and the beat is fire. Another track from Joey Crack has also popped up: "Fuck 50." Ha ha!!! Mirrored at Art of Rhyme. You can't mess wit' Fat Joe Da Gangsta!

Edit.2: Another link for Jadakiss' diss courtesy of Art of Rhyme.

Here are the lyrics, courtesy of Trickology, with some corrections and additions:

You did it baby! Congratulations homie! You made history. 1.1 million in a short week. [laughs] Screw a press conference, press this on your conscience. D-Block! Cheers!

[laughs] I ain't mad, I don't wanna sound mad. I feel marvelous. D-Block, Double R, fuckin' faggot . . .

We gonna handle this like grown men, you won't win
You don't even feel comfortable in your own skin
I rap my ass off, I'm fightin' the champ with a glass jaw
At the Garden or Nassau
See me, couple hood niggas behind stars
I hear you put a couple good niggas behind bars (Preme!)
I might never sell that much
But you can bet your last two quarters I'll never tell that much
Picture 'Kiss not come out swingin'
That's like goin' to see 50 at a show and he don't come out singin'
Yeah you got a felony but you ain't a predicate
Never the King of New York, you live in Connecticut
You don't be in the hoods, you be in the woods
Fuckin' with me its where you really gonna be for good
I hold a four-five myself
And hop out the Range on One-Four-Five myself (what up?)
This is a true fact
Since when has it become cool to get shot and not shoot back (never)
Trackmasters shelved you, Bravehearts helped you
Then everybody felt you, now I gotta melt you
And don't try to pull rank on 'Kiss
'Cause the niggas I'mma send to do it ain't gon' miss
Be laid up stiff, I spit straight up piff
I did real songs with Big, no made up shits
And I don't have a problem with clout
You aint get shot again yet,
so whats your second album about? (nothing)
Your raps are preschool
You made a lot money, now be cool
Before I swell up your lips like seafood
Can I get a mic check?
You don't stand a chance at the dance with me dog
You steps ain't right yet
The Block is just fine, homie the D's straight
Most likely your new CD is a weed plate
A bunch of love songs
Hundred precent pure garbage
Just something to break up buds on
You should just sell clothes and sneakers
'Cause out of your whole camp, your flow's the weakest
I'm in the town where the young boys is clappin'
You runnin' around town with the Lieutenant and Captain
It'd take a life time to see 'Kiss
You had to get shot nine times to be rich

Rat ass nigga youse an animal, youse a motherfucking animal
Pig ass nigga youse an animal, youse a motherfucking animal
Snake ass nigga youse an animal, youse a motherfucking animal
Matter fact, you ain't no animal
I'mma show these motherfuckers how to handle you


"I'm not a sucker so I don't need a bodyguard" [Robe Base & DJ E-Z Rock - "It Takes Two" sample]" - Jadakiss

- Edit.3: NO HOMO, right guys? Guys . . .?

By the way, what the hell was up with The Gayme and 50's "truce" yesterday on the anniversary of Biggie's death? That is some disrepectful shit. Those dudes have no morals whatsoever.

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March 09, 2005

Biggie Smalls Is The Illest

R.I.P. Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smalls aka the black Frank White. MTV has a suprisingly decent article with everyone from Alicia Keys to Tyra Banks speaking on their favorite B.I.G. verses. There is so much classic (an overused term these days) material from Big that it's all but impossible to focus on or choose a single verse, so I won't attempt to.

Click on the various images surrounding these words to buy the respective tees. You can also purchase a "Che Poppa" shirt at Turntablelab.

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March 07, 2005

Triple Trouble

Check out this dope Duck Down Records Triple Threat promo pic. Sean Price drops April 26, 9th Wonder and Buckshot's collabo comes May 24, and look for Tek + Steele's "Smif 'N' Wessun: Reloaded" June-time.

Sean Peeee has been spitting some heat on mixtapes for awhile now and I can't wait for "Monkey Barz" to drop next month. Check out the first single "Onion Head," courtesy of Art Of Rhyme. Production credits go to Khrysis of Justus League. For something a little different, check out 9th Wondra's remix of Destiny's Child "Girl" featuring Ruck here.

Duck Down Entaprizez
Urban Dictionary's definition of an "onion head."

- DOOM, Ghost, and Mos

Speaking of Ghostface, Ironman has an MTV2 commerical spot called "The World According to Pretty Toney" or something to that effect. "Holla!"

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March 03, 2005

DOOMer Simpson?

Now back to your regularly scheduled real hip-hop . . .

Six degrees of MF DOOM? This cap is from The Simpsons "Brother from the Same Planet" episode circa 1993. So the question is, which came first? The throwup is a pretty standard style, but you never know!

Mos Def wants MF DOOM to open up for him on his summer tour. It only makes sense, because the other half of Reflection Eternal, Talib Kweli, had DOOM open up for his last tour. Someone who had recent contact with Mos was quoted saying this:

I ran into Mos Def at a restaurant the other night and he talked about MF Doom as if he were the second coming and how much he wants MF Doom to open for him on a summer tour."
Word is that DOOM is in the studio with Ghostface Killah aka Tony Starks and maybe even Raekwon The Chef. Metal Face and Ironman together is gonna be crazy!!!

Last, but definitely not least, is a video of the Metal Faced Villain himself at the Rhymesayers 10th Anniversary Concert (was it held at Scribble Jam?). It's approximately 20 minutes and 200 MB. This is the dude that should be seven plat.

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WWF of Rap

Don't Believe The Hype" - Public Enemy

Lord, G-Unit is a bunch of idiots. I really really hope this is the beginning of their downfall. Half Dollar is a paranoid and egomaniacal fool. I urge you to not purchase any more Aftermath product. You are only feeding that machine. Dr. Dre is a genius, but he is losing my respect by associating with these morons. See through the bullshit and realize this is just hype to sell the dude's records.

Here is a bunch of audio from the whole media hype session. There are interviews with Half Dollar, The Gayme, and Jadakiss. The Fat Joe response track is pretty hot. The full Jada interview with DJ Clue can be found here. Trickology has some great quotes from Fat Joe's interview, such as:

Dudes in the hood don't be havin' crossbows, B." - Fat Joe
Rev. Run, please... Lauryn Hill, somebody, please make a 'We Are The World' and get this dude out my face!" - Fat Joe

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February 18, 2005


HATE 97, the official #1 station for hip-hop hatred and R&B racism. Excuse the late pass on this one, but I cannot let this one go by ignored.

All at once you could hear the screaming ch*nks and no one was safe
from the wave there were Africans drowning, little Chinamen swept
away you could hear God laughing, 'Swim you b*tches swim'

So now you're screwed, it's the Tsunami
you better run or kiss your ass away, go find your mommy
I just saw her float by, a tree went through her head
and now the children will be sold to child slavery" - Hot 97's Tsunami Song

Are the 200,000+ dead from the Tsunami something to joke about? Is child slavery and ensuent child prostitution funny? Are scenes like this [caution, gruesome pic] humorous? Apparently some at NY's Hot 97 radio station thought it was and wrote, recorded, produced, aired, and re-aired a disgusting tsunami parody song sung to the tune of "We Are The World."

When Miss Jones mentioned playing the song, Miss Info, one of the co-hosts of the morning show did not want to be associated with the song. Info, who is part-Asian, was then verbally abused by Jones while another co-host Todd Lynn inserted these gems:

"I'm gonna start shooting Asians . . ." - Todd "Asian Shooter" Lynn

"This portion of Miss Jones in the Morning is brought to you by Sprint PCS." - Todd "Asian Shooter" Lynn

As of this writing, Miss Jones and the radio show was "indefinitely" suspended, but both have seemingly been reinstated. Todd Lynn has been fired. Advertisers have pulled their sponsorships from the show. Each of the Morning Show hosts have contributed one week's pay towards tsunami relief, while Hot 97's parent company Emmis, has pledged $1M. One week's salary is hardly going to repent for what these ignorant fools have done. I think an appropriate "punishment" would be to send them to Asia and have them volunteer with the rebuilding efforts.

One last thing I'd like to touch on . . . some may think we are making a fuss over nothing, but how would you feel if someone made a parody song about the Twin Towers? What if the song made fun of dead n*gg*rs and sp*cs? I guarantee you shit would hit the fan then. What's up with the double standard when it comes to making fun of Asians? Like Chan said, we're part of the nation.

- Inflammatory Tsunami Song
- Jin's response to the Hot 97 Tsunami Song
- Jin's interview with Hot 97 jock E-Bro

- hiphopmusic.com link, well organized with lot of info
- yellowworld.org link, well organized with protest info

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February 17, 2005

Change of Heart

- This is How We Do

Fresh like uhhh, Stay Together uhhh
Tol'er I love her, ho late last month
She don't want none, said I betta run
When Change a'Heart on, The Game gets dumped"

"Dude looks like a chocolate popeye . . ." - Anonymous1
"It's Game you can tell by his four lane highway nose and the 'I got to take a shit' face." - Anonymous2

If you couldn't figure it out by now, shown above is a picture of the hardcore gangster rapper The Game on the dating show, Change of Heart. Right. W-A-N-K-S-T-A. As if that didn't make The GaymeShow look foolish enough, he decides to start beef with S.Carter and the Roc familia. Jigga answered in a freestyle on Funk Flex's radio show. The lyrics in their entirety can be found here and the Real Audio stream is here. GaymeShow replies oh-so-eloquently here. Here are some of the more pertinent lyrics:

You plan to bang, I plan to bang too
You playin' the games, I'm seein' the thing through
You sayin my name to entertain ya crew
I don't play no Games, when shots exchange you're through
Fresh off probation I gotta charge to throw away
My lawyer say for eighty large it'll go away
And that ain't no money to Jay
So you could get it broad day on Broadway while TRL's tapin'
You playin' the game you know you ain't gon' win
Quit playin' them childish games with grown men
I don't give a fuck about cars or chrome rims
I got apartments you could put your home in
Can I live?


I had to take off the blazer, loosen up the tie
Step inside the booth, Superman is alive" - Jay-Z

And, as we all know, Lex Luthor never wins. Game Over. Flip!

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February 08, 2005


Wha wha wha? Hieroglyphics in a Pepsi commercial? Hieroglyphics in a Pepsi-iTunes commercial? Hieroglyphics in a Pepsi-iTunes Super Bowl commercial? Say word! Word!!! It's actually a Handsome Boy Modeling School song, "It's Like That," featuring Casual, but for all intents and purposes (not "intensive purposes" kiddies) it's a Hiero song.

Here is a link to the video, who knows how long it'll be up. The song is the second one in the ad where the two guys are on the steps, with the "Hiero [hydro] ... microphone specialist" sample. I'm not quite sure which Hiero song it originally sampled, pretty sure it's Del, but I'm working on it. It's good to see truly talented artists get some shine, even though most people may not have caught it or know who it was. Hopefully they'll get some dividends from Pepsi.

Another ad that caught the corner of my eye was for esuvee.com, a site that is trying to let the morons out there in their two-plus tons of fun that the only thing sport in SUV is the word.

The Diet Pepsi ad with Papa Diddy Pop was also pretty funny. All the MTV-style hipsters bit Diddy's style and got their own Diet Pepsi trucks. The irony.

Another good ad was the one for GoDaddy.com, a domain registration provider, which incidentally, is what I used to register this site. The projectile strap launch was a nice touch I must say. Unfortunately the ad was pulled before it could be played during the two minute warning spot. But like they say, the only bad pub is no pub, and I think this ad registered its fair share of publicity. The only suspect part of the ad is that perhaps it didn't quite make clear what it was they were selling. The hosts of PTI and people of their ilk, for example, had no clue what GoDaddy.com was. To see the version that aired on Fox and the "extended coverage" version, click here.

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February 02, 2005

Is They Rhymers or Strippin' Males?

What up, to all rappers, shut up with ya shuttin' up
and keep your shirt on, at least a button up
yuck, is they rhymers or strippin' males?
outta work jerks since they shut down Chippendales" - MF DOOM

The Drama Queens aka G-Unit are at it again. First off is The Game (wtf kinda name is that? Yo, I'm Candyland son, respekt!!!) and his manager Jimmy "Henchmen" Rosemond (way to surround yourself with winners) assaulted a DC area DJ. Xzulu "The Big Lipped Bandit" was attacked because, get this, Xzulu made a comment about Henchmen's wireless headset. What, was Xzulu's Jabra iced out with spinners and Henchboy's wasn't? Paranoid much?

Next up is Loose Change aka 50 Cent and his infatuation with Ja Rule, The Inc, and any that associate with Ja. Loose Change has taken on Jadakiss and Fat Joe because they appeared on the song "New York, New York" with Rule.

Both Jadakiss and Joey Crack have made statements that the collabo was purely business and nothing was directed towards Change. The diss tracked is titled "Piggy Bank" and not only gets at Joe, Jada, but allegedly brings Nas and his new wife Kelis into the mix. Is Loose Change CRAZY? Now Don Cartagena isn't really a lyrical terror, but Jadakiss would destroy Loose Change on a track. Bring in Nas . . . can you imagine a "John Blaze" type track dissing 50? Of course the Jew behind the scenes, Jimmy Iovine, is trying to keep Jada from responding. Iovine wants to protect his multiplatinum artist rather than letting the short-of-platinum emcee retort. I could name dozens of emcees that haven't even gone wood that are more talented than Curtis Jackson.

I'm sure that this latest tirade against NY legends is part of the machine that is Interscope records. Just take a look at the 30-minute to an hour commericals for The Game and 50 Cent for The Documentary and Making The Video, respectively on MTV. Hmmm . . . Loose Change's album is coming out in March, let's diss some people to hype the album. Oh wait, one of the dissees is a fellow labelmate -well, we can't let said labelmate respond and rip our goldmine a new one so we'll have to tell him that he can't. Of course most of America and the world for that matter won't get any of this and keep feeding the machine by buying Drama Unit's albums.

At least we hopefuly won't have to worry about Young Buck, as he might take a stab at jail life. Maybe Lloyd Banks'll pop up in another gay porn soon. Oh, and M&M, step away from the MPC. Please.

Eightball and MJG's latest single features Lloyd, a ratty looking The Inc member. Is G-Unit going to go after these legends of the South and Bad Boy [South] now too?

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January 18, 2005

Hide Ya Bathing Ape Face

O.C.'s Starchild (Japanese Import) sounds like classic raw D.I.T.C. This is the strongest I've heard O.C. since the days of "Time's Up." Though this is not what we'll receive in the States, it gives us a (hopefully) good idea of what we can expect from O.

There's a new Clipse mix CD circulating around. Ostensibly to hype their sophomore release. I'm guessing the first single will be "Stuntin' Y'all" featuring Pharrell. VA baby.

Ghostface Killaaah and El Producto on a Prefuse 73 track? Crazy. I like the fact that the two are working together and that Pretty Toney is open minded enough to work with some underground cats. Gives more credit to the talk of that Ironman, MF DOOM, and Gorillaz collabo.

Waxmaster C, Ludac(h)ris, Scratchalot, Fingerscratch, and DJ Platter. Did you know all of these were names that were considered before Primo found DJ Premier? Could you imagine Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal and Waxmaster C? Doesn't quite have that same ring to it.

If you've seen the new Snoop video "Let's Get Blown" with Pharrell, you may have noticed that fresh ass t-shirt with the N.E.R.D members on the front and the Spock/Star Trak split finger gesture (that somewhat resembles a Mickey Mouse hand) on the back. It's only the beginning of BBC and Ice Cream, Pharrell's clothing and footwear lines, respectively. Pharreezy has teamed up with the Japanese designer Nigo, of A Bathing Ape (Bape) fame, to design some of the BBC/Ice Cream gear. If it's anything like the Bape gear, it will be very exclusive and expensive (read: $100 tees, $350 sneaks).

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January 06, 2005

2004 Rap Up

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
2004 was a good year for music. MF DOOM brought back the essence. Lil' Jon and the dirty dirty brang the crunk. Fat Joe leaned back. F-A-B-O made y'all breathe. Pharrell had us trying to click our tongues like him. Jada asked why. ALC held us down. De La Soul and DOOM made it onto NBC. Jigga may bave had 99 problems, but staying on the charts wasn't one. Will it be game over for Flip after Nintendo sues his ass? HBMS broke down. Juve bounced back. R Kelly pulled the ultimate bitch move and probably the plug on his career. Shaq challenged Skillz to a rhyming battle -Kazaam!

Here are my top ten lists, in no particular order . . .

Top Ten Aboveground Albums:
1. The Alchemist - 1st Infantry
2. Jadakiss - Kiss of Death
3. Mobb Deep - Amerikaz Nightmare
4. Ghostface - The Pretty Toney Album
5. uhh . . .

Top Ten Aboveground Singles:
1. Jay-Z - 99 Problems
2. Fabolous - Breathe
3. Terror Squad - Lean Back
4. Snoop Dogg - Drop It Like It's Hot
5. Jadakiss - Why/Why Remix
6. Mobb Deep - Got It Twisted
7. Twista - Slow Jamz
8. Nelly - My Place/Over and Over
9. Alchemist - Hold You Down feat. Prodigy, Nina Sky, and Illa Gee
10. Lil' Flip - Game Over Remix feat. Young Buck and Bun B

Top Ten Underground Albums
1. Madvillain - Madvillainy
2. De La Soul - The Grind Date
4. Brother Ali - Champion EP
5. Thirstin Howl III - Skillitary
6. Handsome Boy Modeling School - White People
7. Murs and 9th Wonder - Murs 3:16
8. Gift of Gab - 4th Dimensional Rocketships Going Up
9. Masta Ace - A Long Hot Summer
10. Viktor Vaughn - VV2: Venemous Villain

Top Ten Underground Singles:
1. De La Soul feat. MF DOOM - Rock Co.Kane Flow
2. MF DOOM - Hoe Cakes b/w Potholderz
3. Madvillain - All Caps
4. Masta Ace - Good Ol' Love
5. Brother Ali - Champion Remix b/w Chain Link
6. N.E.R.D. - She Wants To Move (Native Tongues Remix)
7. Lyrics Born - Callin' Out Remix feat. E-40 and Casual
8. Murs - Hustler Remix feat. Chingo Bling, E-40, and John Cena
9. Baby Blak - Just Begun
10. Pete Rock and CL Smooth - Appreciate

The Hits You Missed:
1. Juvenile - Bounce Back
2. Murs - Ode To a Black Boy
3. Mos Def vs Zero 7 - Umi Says b/w Jamie Cullum - Frontin'
4. Copywrite - H.B.T. (He Burns Trees)
5. Prefuse 73 - H.Y.F. (Hide Ya Face) El-P Remix feat. Ghostface Killah
6. Pep Love - Family and Friends feat. Goapele
7. Showbiz - On My Way feat. Fat Joe and Party Arty
8. Diamond D - So Lovely
9. Nas - Know My Style Remix
10. Jedi Mind Tricks - On The Eve Of War feat. GZA

The Albums You Slept On:
1. Count Bass D - The Producers Cut Pt. 1
2. Ed O.G. feat. Pete Rock - My Own Worst Enemy
3. K-Os - Joyful Rebellion
4. Galt MacDermot - In Film 1969-1973
5. DJ Numark and Pomo - Blendcrafters Vol. 1
6. DJ Premier Presents: Step Ya Game Up
7. Jean Grae - This Week
8. Chan - Part Of The Nation
9. Jedi Mind Tricks - The Legacy Of Blood
10. Louis Logic - Blame It On The Hooch

Most Disappointing:
1. Nas - Streets Disciple
2. Mos Def - The New Danger
3. The Roots - The Tipping Point Slipping Joint
4. Talib Kweli - Beautiful Struggle
5. The Beatnuts - Milk Me
6. El-P - Collecting the Kid
7. Mannie Fresh - The Mind Of Mannie Fresh
8. The Marxmen - M.O.P. Present Marxmen Cinema
9. 213 - The Hard Way
10. Jin - The Rest Is History

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