Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Clipse - Big Dreams

Big Dreams

From "Road to Til the Casket Drops"

Two fights at the Dirty Awards, Plus - President Bush Pardons John Forte - WTF?!

The 2008 Dirty Awards, in line with a strong tradition of violent hip hop award shows, was the scene of TWO different fights.

Shawty Lo's crew vs Grand Hustle (UPDATED: Good Video)

Dirty Awards 2008 Battle Between T.I. and Shawty Lo from Gyant on Vimeo.

UPDATE: You can see the dude in the orange polo up on stage with Grand Hustle at the beginning of the video. I guess he caught an accidental shot from Alfamega? At least he avoided a direct pepper spraying to the face:

NahRight put up a series of great pics. Kinda fucked up how everyone on stage is still up there singing while their boy is laying on the ground surrounded by broken chairs and dinner plates. He got Scott LaRocked. Why would you get in between those two gigantic dudes? Alfamega looks like he could enter and win an infant eating contest.

Taking an obvious backseat to this buffoonery was a scrap between Jeezy's camp and LA the Darkman. If you've heard Dedication 3, then by now you should have heard some mediocre verses by the Darkman. He's actually one of the Aphilliates, which means he works for DJ Drama. If you recognize his name from somewhere else, it's because he used to be a Wu-Tang affiliate back in the day. Turns out he's also Willie Da Kid's brother. Well anyway, apparently his dudes got into it with Jeezy's. Hip Hop DX has the story. The word is that CTE left the place bloodied up. Sucks for them.


From USA Today:


John Edward Forte (North Brunswick, N.J.)
Offense: Aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A)(ii), 18 U.S.C. § 2.
Sentence: Nov. 20, 2001; Southern District of Texas; 168 months in prison, five years’ supervised release and a $5,000 fine.

In case you were wondering, John Forte was an old Fugees producer who got busted with like 5 kilos of liquid cocaine. In a completely inexplicable move, outgoing President G. W. Bush commuted his sentence, cutting it almost in half. I tried to search the internet for some reason as to why he did this. Miss Info posted some old interviews but didn't really explain how the hell W heard about the case or why he put him on the pardon list. This story just struck me as incredibly odd. Experts (ie anonymous blog commentators) seem to agree on some sort Ivy League connection between the Yale-educated president and the incredibly obscure, Philips-Exeter bred hip hop producer.

It's also strange that George W looked out for Forte more than Wyclef...

Notice how he doesn't mention anything about commuting John Forte's sentence. Do all those long nights in the refugee camp mean nothing to him?

Monday, November 24, 2008

I rep dolphins

I saw this sweater the other day at Dynamite, a very cool store here in Athens, GA. As soon as I saw it I thought of Bret from Flight of the Conchords and his numerous and awesome animal sweaters. Then, I thought about that Rhapsody commercial where Mikey Rocks is wearing a wolf t-shirt that looks like he bought it at a shitty gift shop near an Indian reservation. Since two members of two of my favorite musical duos were up on the animal gear, I had to cop the hoodie. Continuing the trend is SSUR with this badass piece of winterwear:

Now I'm looking for a pair of tube socks with donkeys on them. Get at me if you know where some are.

SSUR "Scary Plus" sweater spotted at newbornrodeo

Thursday, November 20, 2008

File this one under "Jesus fucking Christ"

Get a load of this shit: some insane limey cut his own goddamn head off with a chainsaw after getting evicted. And thanks to the Daily Mail, we have all the gruesome details -

Sgt Carter told the inquest he broke into the flat using a crowbar before making his way to the lounge where he found Mr Phyall's body dressed in underpants and a T-shirt.

He said: 'The carpet was covered by a layer of blood and the ceiling above my head was also splattered with blood.

'I could see an electric chainsaw embedded in the man's neck - the blade was three quarters of the way through his neck.

'The handle of the chainsaw had been tied by white string to a table leg and the trigger had been tied up by sellotape.

'The lead was connected to a timer switch which was plugged into the wall.

'I have never come across an incident quite this graphic.'

I don't know if it's just how they formatted their article, but I can totally picture that cop grimly uttering each of those sentences, as if each caused him more pain than the last. This is some real life Stephen King shit (way sicker than Dean Koontz though.)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Ain't Gon Let Up

DG Yola is one of those artists that I've been waiting to hear a follow-up from. A lot of rappers who have a tight single fall off the map. Remember Coo Coo Cal? Exactly. So I was excited when I heard Yola on this track:

DJ Burn One, who keeps shit fresh over at BLVD ST, posted his mixtape, "Still Standing", a couple weeks ago. I finally got around to listening to it and it's solid. Yola seems to have a decent ear for beats and he spits with a lot of charisma and conviction. Plus it doesn't hurt that he's from the A. Here's the first track for you to sample:

DG Yola - Business Bout Yaself

If you like the two tracks above, here's the whole tape.

Monday, November 17, 2008

You a fool if you don't know it by now

It's always dope to wake up to the news that one of your favorite new artists just dropped a mixtape. It just makes it better when you find out that it's hosted by the currently-on-fire DJ Scream. Here's the latest from That Dude B.O.B.

Who the Fuck is B.O.B.?

First spotted at newbornrodeo

We Da Best, mayne

Glad to see the kids still love Eli. I feel like a proud stepfather or something. This photoshop was featured on thesmokingsection, a superlative blog for certain. Let's go!

Friday, November 14, 2008

this that tronic, boy

"Now that underground is cool, bitches get loose to Black Milk" - Air Max Hogan


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Nuff Outkast in '09

According to the fine folks at prefix magazine, we can expect three outkast related projects next year. hell yeah.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

On Some Real Fried Chicken

The time has come, once again, for a Gucci post. Here's the video for "Bricks", probably his biggest single since "Freaky Gurl".

Glad to see he's lettin Yo Gizzle get some face time.

Here's some links to Wilt Chamberlain Pt 4, I think it's his latest mixtape that has a good amount of original/new shit on it. It's hotter than Taco Bell's new spicy Volcano taco so get it while it's up.
Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Monday, November 10, 2008

Big Shit poppin'

Don't Sleep

Congratulations to the homie Dave Kovaks AKA DK Sounds on getting signed as a producer to Roc-A-Fella Records today. Expect big things from the kid, he's super nice. Ill with the synth and the bass never quits when he's on the boards. Check out his MySpace if you don't believe me.

The passionate, passionate night man

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Night Man

If you aren't watching It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Thursday nights at 10 on FX, you need to change your life.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Through the Wire

Gully as fuck rendition of the theme from The Wire. This is gonna be the intro for season six, which I am currently sweding. Baltimore's favorite son DJ Blaqstarr always kills it and M.I.A. is in top form as usual. Check out THIS MassAppeal piece the homie Jiro did for some cooking tips from Blaq himself. video too...

Mass Appeal TV: DJ Blaqstarr from Persona Bambaataa on Vimeo.

Straight ganked from Catchdubs

Monday, November 3, 2008

Three Kings

Ludacris, Lil' Wayne and DJ Premier (WHAT!!) Teamed up for this track off Ludacris' upcoming album Theater of The Mind. Premo's definitely flexing on this one. The album drops November 25th and it's sure to be a banger. Link courtesy of XXL, get it while it's hot, you know how these record company types do...

Hate to love it

I'm not a huge fan of Lebron James or commercials but this shit right here is hilarious. "...Got me smilin, I don't smile. Got me changing my expression, I don't express." Laugh. Out. Loud. The shoes look pretty dope too...