so as expected the Carter III leaked. Shake has all the dope tracks at the dopehouse ((c) eighty’s baby)
Off the strength of the tracks posted by shake (cuz im not listening to the rest) it sounds dope, but i’m assuming these are the best off the whole joint anyway. I don’t see this fuckin wit CII, which despite what meka thinks, I think is a very good cd (woulda been even better sans skits and 4-5 tracks).
**WORST COVER EVER (but damn hilarious)
I absolutely love this song, and it must included in my favoritest
So since the GITD mixtape was posted at SOP I got the extend version of Tape You with awesome instrumentation at the end. Albeit some slore is moaning like she is overwhelmed by (insert male pornstar). Now there is this video from the Justified sessions with the same beat going. Idk what proceeded what, or if they wanted to expand on it because the extended version of tape you wasn’t included in the US release(of In Search of…). Either way I’d like to hear a complete version since I can get enough of the instrumental track. If for some reason anyone who has a plain instrumental shoot in this way.
**here’s a decent remake(sounds like he just EQ’d it and looped part of it)
So i always try and figure out what the hell is my favorite song is. It is an on going debate within myself. But i always get to the original Dead Presidents by jay and sweet thing by chaka khan (the mary j version aint to shabby) so here you go, my fav joints! ( i dont wanna get into the debate involving my obsession with marvin and EW&F and teddy p (and others), cuz soul music period is my fav)
Jay-Z – Dead Presidents (original)
Chaka Khan – Sweet Thing
**bonus: Mary J Blige – Sweet Thing <– her performance of this at Heart of the City was amazing!
I have a taste for an alternative to hiphop today (except for that new wale i just posted by way of shake) so here is what i been listening to (well a taste not completely)
System of a Down – Toxicity: This is my fav system song. The instrumentation is lovely!
Linkin Park – Somewhere I Belong: This is my fav LP song. I get stupid to this joint. I just wanna get hype and style on someone to this
RATM – Bulls on Parade: I am a huge rage fan, so i’ll pump something from them on the daily but this is the joint for today!
Led Zeppelin – Kashmir: I absolutely love Zeppelin. If i could live in the 60’s and 70’s i would sooo be there.
Nirvana – In Bloom: far ahead of their time. RIP cobain
I think that Wale is officially my new favorite rapper. Shake just posted the official version of The Crazy at his spot. Along with some other goodies, so i suggest yall head that way.
Wale – The Crazy*
***i can’t get enough of this song
I have been absolutely obsessed with 3 or 4 cd’s of late. American Gangster, Santogold, Rising Down, and In Search Of. . . Idk why but they’ve been the only thing in rotation. I normally just hop from cd to cd because of my great cd collection.(bought not stolen! and some fuckers have my shit, I’m coming for yall heads!). I’ve come to the conclusion that AG should be hailed as a classic. I mean get over the fact that Jay found a reason(excuse) to go back to drug/hustler rap. It was a genius move; American Gangster as it correlates to Shawn Carter (jay-z, whatever). 2nd, that shit is fire. The beats and rhymes are just perfect. AND FUCK YOU IF YOU DO NOT SEE JAY-Z AS AN EMCEE!!! anywho, Rising Down has the sound and feel of The Roots, but not really. 75 bars is a roots joint. I wish they would have kept birthday girl on it. It was poppy but in a good way. I mean a song about getting the stank from a newly 18 girl, come on guys, we have all had the dreams! The features kinda throw it off but its still a very strong cd. My fav tracks are Criminal and Rising Up. Wale is like my new favorite rapper (what up mandy). Next, Santogold is the shit!! I always describe her for those who don’t know as MIA for black people. lol. I think she is much better. I can’t get enough of her cd. And from the video, her performances are great. Too bad she ain’t on the bill for the LA RTB. You’ll Find a Way (remix) has taken over my life. Lastly, I love N*E*R*D. I was very vocal about going to GITD just for their performance. Their first cd is awesome (so is the 2nd but this is about the first). In Search Of.. has some great tracks. Brain, truth or dare, tape you, lapdance. the whole fuckin thing. I want the euro version since its more beats than band, but that shit is 50 bucks online and a spent all my chips, but one day I’ll own it.
I’ve really never been more geeked for the release of an animated movie(with the exception of the re-release of the many adventures of winnie the pooh** on dvd) . Wall-E looks so very intriguing. Not to mention all the adult themes prevalent in todays kids movies and cartoons. It takes normal movies themes and gives a robot who can’t talk the lead role. So all the mannerisms and beeps and shit will give it the funny, quirky twist. I’m a big ass kid so I’m counting down the days for this shit.
On another tip I saw narnia last week. That shit was awesome. I thought i’d be craptacular but it wasn’t.
**who else do you know who would randomly yell “Tut tut it looks like rain” though I hadn’t seen the movie in 5 yrs.
***i have Up down touch the ground on my PSP (since 05) ill upload it later
finally..spotted at elitaste
Were those lyrics that really hard to decipher? Anywho, Hip-Hop took over my life at young age. I’d say 4 or 5. Or whenever the videos of Ain’t Nuthin But a G Thang and Scenario hit back to back on MTV. I was hooked. I listen to everything EXCEPT COUNTRY, but hip-hop is my bread and butter. New or old I’m hooked. My love for it is completely unquestioned by those that know me. I invest time in everything to HS and college sports and comics and random ish, but hiphop seems to always find a way to the forefront. It has reached a point where I’m obsessed. Of course its a way of life, but it really goes beyond such in my mind. The aesthetic reaches out, its just so real to sit in my room and vibe to shit. Just get lost in it. Its more than a knockin beat or ill punchlines. Its a feeling. There is no better feeling in life than ripping off the plastic of a freshly purchased cd. The HipHop is Dead “statement” Nas made was BS, but i was willing to hear him out until it was found to be publicity stunt that failed. Then it spawned a bunch of elitist dumbasses who would continuously say it was dead. If you really think that then leave hiphop alone. Now the record labels refuse to release anything that isn’t ringtone rap. You are hard pressed to see/hear on the radio/TV anything of value, maybe a handful of the same shit tho. It wasn’t too long ago that they would play any and everything, mix the good with the bad, but now it just seems all bad. That said I know what I want and thats good hiphop. So I’m gonna stay tuned and ride this bitch til the death. Keep it locked to 2dopeboyz, stuntinonprose, her, —>> hit the lainks. At least some people still have sense.
**i hope a couple years from now ppl will look at american gangster as a classic record. At face value, its incredible. and J Burn said it was mad dope upon first listen, but let bs change his mind. Just take it for what it is. DOPENESS!