Thursday, June 29, 2006

Keak, I Feel Sick

Why must you subject your fans to this?



Even worse is this picture. What's more disturbing? Scantily clad 14-year-old chick with braces? Or Keak enjoying it?



Listen to Contact Sport to help erase the memories. Or buy Retaliation if you really need to wash your brain of this incident.
Retaliation

Retaliation
Keak Da Sneak
Black Market Records


Ise Lyfe - Spread The Word



I don't have mp3's for this yet...but I had to get the word out. I never heard of this cat before the label dude handed me a promo...but now I'm lookin' forward to the album like I was lookin' forward to Super Mario Bros. 3. Serious.

Ise Lyfe is apparently a ridiculously talented rapper from Oakland who successfully blends streets and struggle (a la The Coup or Dead Prez). The beats are insane, completely varied, slow jazzy joints, upbeat party bangers, and everything in between. This is Oakland. For real. More info on Ise here. I'll drop the music for you when I have something besides the clean version...

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Gay Christian Hip Hop: Why Kurtis Blow Why?

This is terrible. I mean really awful. Should we start calling him Kurtis Blow Job? Whatever. I hate this. I don't hate gays. Just hip hop shows that happen in churches with gay hip hop ministers. It's like I like pizza and ice cream and burritos but I don't want to mix it all together in a bowl. Nawmeen? Church is cool, hip hop is cool, and if you're gay that's cool...but this is kind of over the top.

Hopefully this movement doesn't reach the Bay.

Anyways, in other news, help yourself to a free track from up-and-coming Bay Area duo Mavrik (featuring DJ Platurn of the Oakland Faders). FYI this has nothing to do with the above commentary...just a new group that I like and I don't wanna split this up into 2 posts.

Walk Around It /  This Music - Single

Walk Around It / This Music - Single


MAVRIK
SKOMAN Productions LLC

Monday, June 19, 2006

Bitch I'll Slap You With A Smith and Wesson and Shit On Your Pants and Piss On Your Skirt

One of the many choice lines from Kool Keith's show. It was off the chain...started off with a straight up slate of Ultramagnetic MC's heavy-hitters, and seemed oddly sane, knowing the words to every song. Last time in SF Keith and his posse robbed the box office at Slim's and they booked. He made the sly reference to that by repeatedly telling the crowd "Y'all thought I wouldn't show up". Then he started into the insane Kool Keith we all know and love. He naturally didn't remember the words to his stuff, singing choruses and freestlyin' verses, also the first time I heard a chorus mashup, where he did like 20 choruses in a row, bringin' just the heat line after line.

After this well-endowed chick from the crowd jumped onto the stage and took off her bra, couple after couple started streaming to the exit. You know the dudes told their girls not to come, or forced 'em to come out...the glares of some of the girls...wow. But did they not appreciate the 12 girls dancing on stage (including one Keith labeled "Death Rock Chick") during Sex Style? Or the fact that Keith did his new single G-Spot, twice? Or his splitting of the crowd into clit lickers and butt lickers ("Clit dudes you gotta watch out for the butt dudes cause they'll take it one step further with your girl"). Or his remarks about eating strawberries and cream out of an asshole?

The reporter from Jane Magazine took it fairly well though. But left shortly after Sex Style. Grab the free track courtesy of Threshold Recordings.

Sex Style

Sex Style


Kool Keith
Threshold Recordings, LLC



Oh and Tajai's shout out to St. Pauli Girl Non-Alcoholic ("I love the flavor, hate the gut") was probably the first in hip hop history.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Quality Of Life DVD Release

The acclaimed graffiti documentary, Quality of Life, all shot in my hood, the SFC's Mission District, is finally droppin' the DVD. Release party Saturday 6/17 at 111 Minna in SF, screening of the film and performances by Top Ramen and Tajai (Souls of Mischief). I'll be there...then walkin' the few blocks to Mezzanine to check out Kool Keith and Kutmasta Kurt doin' they thing. I'll be the dude hawkin' the $2 mixtapes. Or not. Maybe. We'll figure it out. Anyways this Saturday nite is gonna be poppin' hip hop-wise.

Diesel Truckers feat. KutMasta Kurt

Diesel Truckers feat. KutMasta Kurt
Kool Keith feat. KutMasta Kurt
Threshold Recordings, LLC

Thursday, June 15, 2006

DJ Animal-The Streets Is Poppin'


Yo, check it out. The new mixtape from yours truly has finally dropped...better late than never. No shouting, talking, b.s. etc. Just a Thanksgiving dinner worth of scratching, mixing, and hip-hop.



The tracklisting:

1. Immortal Technique-Bin Laden Remix
2. Channel Live-Mr. President
3. Prefuse 73 Feat. Ghostface & El-P-Hideyaface
4. Poison Pen-Inner City Hoodlum
5. Mac Dre & Mac Mall-Cuddies Say Yee
6. Ras Kass-Bars Up
7. DJ Spinna Instrumental vs. MF Doom-Melody
8. Lyrics Born-I Changed My Mind Remix
9. Kero One-Keep It Alive
10. Edan-Fumblin' Over Words
11. Slug & Murs-Early Mornin' Tony
12. J-Live-Harder
13. Blackalicious-Rhythm Sticks
14. Jean Grae-Goin' Crazy
15. Ghostface & Trife-Milk 'Em Remix
16. The Coup-My Favorite Mutiny
17. O.D.B.-Pop Shots
18. Likwit Junkies-Brother
19. Casual-Styles
20. Beyond-Rain Sleet Hell Snow
21. Saafir-One of the Hardest

It's dope. And I'm not just saying that because I made it. I'm sure you haven't heard a lot of these joints before...email me and I'll hook you up if you promise to burn it for a friend.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

JT And Snoop...Now You Know You In Trouble



This is probably gonna be the best film of the year. It was nice to see JT in the Dogg Pound video, and now this? Straight fire. If JT and Snoop get together on the soundtrack it's probably gonna have all born and raised west coast fool shittin themselves.



Playaz N The Game

Playaz N The Game


JT The Bigga Figga
Get Low Digital