Monday, November 30, 2009
**The Black Keys and Hip-Hop are BlakRoc. NPR did a quick write up. This group is Damon Dash's baby and the album figures to be an official mash up with some Hip-Hop heavyweights (Mos Def, Raekwon, RZA, M.O.P, and Pharoah Monch to name a few). I like what I've heard so far but this kind of collaborative, cross-genre effort is nothing new. Peep the Mos Def and Jim Jones collabo "Ain't Nothin' Like You (Hoochie Coo)":
**If there's something you're looking to do, get familiar with Blu and Exile. I've still got 2007's Below The Heavens on heavy rotation. Blu recently collaborated and lended production duties to Sene's ADayLate&ADollarShort, which is out now. Not mindblowing by any means but very consistent and solid material.
**Listened to Thelonious Monk's Monk's Dream last night and spun "Just A Gigolo" for 30 minutes straight.
**On a Lauryn Hill note, I don't remember where I came across this song but I sat down with it the other day and played it several times over. I know I didn't care for it much when I first heard it so I never really went back to it. But after running through some Fugees back catalog and the J. Period's L-Boogie mixtape from way back, I went back to it and let it kind of grow on me. It's really nothing spectacular. It's something that was not officially released so the sound quality is pretty shitty and it kind of drags at 8 plus minutes but I like the melody and it's cozy, acoustic quality. What do you think?
Lauryn Hill: "The World Is A Hustle" (unreleased)
Friday, November 27, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
If you have any familiarity with John Woo films you know that action plays center stage to the plot and storylines. I hear this picture boasts the biggest budget ever for an Asian motion picture. After all, you can't assemble some of Asia's most esteemed actors and cast them for peanuts.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Saturday, November 07, 2009
If you don't already know, Raekwon, Ghostface, and Method Man are forming like Voltron for a December album release, complete with trailers.
There are two other versions of this video for "New Wu" but this is the official, every bit as gully as your gulliest videos.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Well, by now you should already know. He plays the enigmatic well but isn't so mysterious these days. At first, I didn't really understand what the fuss was with Jay Electronica. The verdict is still out until he drops something official but I'm not mad at material like this, the track courtesy of Justin Blazini.
Jay Electronica: "Exhibit C"