Get the fuck up!! (c) Pharoahe Monch

The best cd you’ve never heard is Internal Affairs by Pharoahe Monch(you probably never heard Desire either, smh). His freshman solo album’s life was cut short by using an uncleared godzilla sample for the BANGER(yes all caps) ‘Simon Says‘. If you wanna buy it don’t fret its only like $50 bucks on ebay. From the intro to the last track the cd bangs.Even his cut for the ladies is dope and nowhere near that corny shit 50 does. My favorite track is the MOP assisted (these cats MIA since signin wit cuuuurttiiissss) ‘No Mercy‘. The beat is bananas and Pharoahe’s wordplay and switchin flow serves, not to mention MOP’s aggression mesh very well. So in closing find a way to hear this album (I may or may not post it I don’t wanna get drama’d).

Underneath your(my) skin again (c) Kenna

The two songs that have had my listening attention for the past week have been Cuddle Bums and Love Thirst.

Cuddle Bums by 88-keys ft Tanya Morgan is a lil ditty bout hittin it and then shakin the spot when the girl wants to lay up, I’m sure we can all relate to this some way. My favorite verse is the first, Donwill’s, with lines like “we cut buddies and cuddlin confusing what doin’…get the dick and let me leave” you know he’s all business. Also cold lines like, ”my bed’s mad comfortable and spacious as I make it, you can hog your own blankets”. I know this song has been out for a minute and I saw Von Pea’s sig on okp but oh well the shit is tight. Not to mention the genius sample of the blues/country sainga Bonnie Raitt.

As for Love Thirst By Jean Grae, it’s a re-mixed (better mix) version of a song from Jeanius. So maybe he new cd may be the new/old Jeanius or that’s just a leak of a better version of the song. Anywho it’s awesome. My favorite line is “I’m in love thirst baby you’re the quencher/maybe we should be taping so you can remember”. Jean gets down! 9th wonder really kills the beat

Get ya learn on (c) Jean Grae

I must learn y’all bout the beautiful female MC, Ms Jean Grae. Not only is she sexy, but will tear your favorite rapper to shreds. Her rhymes are venomous and flow is unmatched. If you haven’t somehow obtained the unreleased leak of Jeanius, you need to cop/acquire it (maybe I’ll up it later). The tracklist(s) I found are almost the same so the only thing I don’t know for sure is the exact names of the songs but shit is great. 9th wonder handled the production and did so very well. Her new joint on Kweli’s Blacksmith imprint is “supposedly” gonna drop, but I won’t believe it til it’s in my hands. Now this release will be entitled “Jeanius”, as well. I hope its not the same one. Not that its not dope, but I want new shit.

*Found this on the net: Jeanius cover ideas
**My Fav song from the Jeanius leak(features Phonte): Jean Grae ft Phonte – The Place is Here
***sidenote: I’ve come across a couple of pics of her lookin rough. BUT! I’ll stick with what I said bout her beauty.

EDIT: Jean Grae’s JEANIUS courtesy of SOP

The British are coming (c) Paul Revere

No this isn’t about the fruit who yelled that shit. It’s about perhaps the dopest song ever!! “Paul Revere” by everyone’s favorite hiphop jews(idk if they are but lookup the last names and tell me they don’t at least fit the part), The Beastie Boys. The beat is ridiculous, if that shit came out today(which it did by way of that make ur ears bleed song “so krispy”) it’d get mad spins. It’s nuts! And in the ever classic spirit of storytelling, the song tells of the fictional meeting of the trio. With lyrics that would give today’s “top” rap artists the sour/gas face, becuz by comparions today’s artist are nothin more than gimmick dancers and “party/club” songs. As I digress, basically this song is top 10 all-time and I always gets me hype. Have a safe day and don’t forget to always superman your hoe and jock on a hater.

Beastie Boys – Paul Revere

Do You Want More?!!!??!

the hardest working band in the industry (at least hiphop cuz I’m not up on bands like that). And ?uestlove IS the hardest working man in the whole industry. Do these guys ever sleep? Maybe, but i doubt it. They just wrapped up some shows in Japan, where i believe they said they previewed a bunch of new shit. FUCK THAT!! I saw them live(TWICE!!!) and no new ish, now their show is the dopest, but i want new shit!. Anyway, i wonder what exactly did they do and what it sounds like. The “Please Don’t Go” demo version has been around for a minute, and i love it. And word is they have been doin the song in their set too. IDK but I’m just ready for Rising Down.

Jay Electronica where are u?

this dude was supposed to drop Act: II on Christmas, but to date…NOTHING!. I’m getting restless. The style wars EP and Act: I was dope so now we’re stuck waiting. To make matters worse, WMD has a bunch of new shit by Mr. Electron. He also went on gile peterson show and previewed new songs and there’s a sampler of Act: II floating around the net. So i say EFF that i want my Act:II now!

jay elect sampler

great read at CDR

photo ripped from classic drug references