June 21st the beginning of summer, today is the longest day of the year. I love the warm weather, i love the smell of summer the hot dogs and bbq's. The sheerness of the clothes that New York women wear. The Hispanic man pushing the ice cart. The Hydrants open to relieve the weary without air condition. The kids will be loose in the streets soon. I hated these last days in the classroom before summer break. I could hardly keep my eyes open as the boring ass teachers told you not to just have fun this summer but also read a book or two. Go outside get of your sofa, if you get hot drink some water and hopefully your deodorant will keep you from smelling like a musk ox.
Yes the Hip-Hop gods blessed us with GUDMUSIC this past week. First I got the link for the collaborative album by Eminem and Royce the 5'9 "Bad Meets Evil: the sequel", which happens to be a brilliant display of lyricism and creative as Picasso flows by both emcees. Then i get the aggressive funky presentation by the group "Random Axe" which consists of the emcees Black Milk, Sean Price, Guilty Simpson. These were all artist i was familiar with by name but not any music, which i must confess is lazy of me. The album sonically reminded me of the 90s with a bunch of filthy filtered samples and random sounds to create the sound scape. Its not so much what the artist are saying in these songs as the real attraction for me is was impeccable the flows and delivery of these artist. I will post some music for you to sample, until then just watch their video.
How hilarious is this whole Weinergate thingy? He literally got caught with his pants down. What a wiener!!!
Yesterday AllHipHop posted a letter from the man claiming that he allegedly robbed Tupac at the Quad Studios; and that he still has the chain he stole from that night. Being that the guy is doing life in prison; ill assume who ever is holding him down outside still has the chain in question. The circumstances for him divulging this information is a little bit more interesting than old war stories. It literally is the "crab in a bucket mentality"
As a bonus i am posting this funny ass sitdown with Royce & Eminem... Bad Meets Evil the interview!!
It was a great series, even though my money was on the Miami Heat i have to applaud the Dallas Mavericks for the beat down they handed out to the most talented team in the league, to bad that talent needs heart to fuel and power it. The Heat ran out of gas! Big shout to those that won their bets with me. Not that i am a die hard Heat fan or anything, i bleed blue and orange for my Knicks. But i thought the level of talent would be able to withstand and destroy the sheer grit and will of the Mavericks. Alas the Big German Engineering" had something to say about that. And the Jason "The prophetic" Terry with his tattoo of the NBA Championship award; did not get the memo that he was supposed to lay down and let "The Hollywood Hitters" come back and tie the series.
These use to be my favorite Kicks..
Jason Kidd signature sneaker!!!
Big up to all things Dallas basketball congratulations
The Renaissance...... AKA THE RENS...
On the subject of basketball i saw a great documentary by Kahreem Abdul Jabbar recently called "On the Shoulders of Giants", about the Harlem basketball team the "Renaissance"
The Rens were the creation of Bob Douglas, known as the "Father of Black Basketball" at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Douglas started earning that reputation at age 25, when he organized two amateur basketball teams in Harlem called the Spartan Braves and Spartan Hornets. The Braves and Hornets competed against other New York City-area teams, both black and white, from 1919 to 1923. Douglas eventually became disenchanted with amateur basketball when he wasn't allowed to keep players who had received money from playing other sports. It marked the beginning of the end for Douglas' association with amateur basketball and the beginning of a new era -- the birth of the Rens. In 1923, Douglas cut a deal with the owners of Harlem's Renaissance Casino, which opened in 1922. Douglas organized a group of black basketball players and agreed to call the team the Renaissance, providing the casino with publicity. In return, the casino allowed the team to practice and play home games at the epicenter of the "renaissance" of black artistic expression in Harlem, located at 137th Street and Seventh Avenue, during the '20s. The Rens were another form of that expression in "New York's Prettiest Dance Hall" -- as advertised in theNew York Amsterdam News-- between dances and big bands, that is.
You can and should watch this documentary i caught it on NETFLIX....
Sometimes i get lost in the matrix, this world wide web we call home internets. The maze to get back to point A sometimes is exhausiting. But since i have hurdled past the porn, swerved out of the way of Speeding RAR and download links, and have found my way back home. So in no particular order i give you my mind in video, film, and music...talk to me!!!!
This is one of my favorite songs, i remember talking to @daydog a last years Rock the bells tour and we discussed , what if Nas was to perform with the Wu and do and "Eye for and Eye" but alas it didnt happen. It is not too often that i still get wood from a good hip hop performance. Thankfully last years RTB concert the artist performed music from classic 90's albums. Some of which i still play to this day like Illmatic "niggas buy my cd twice"
It is the cycle of life that we ride uphill like a Cannondale to begin with. Then slowly we cruise downhill until its time to go home. Rest in power Gil Scott Heron you created a musical soundscape that helped me escape this urban landscape. I found this interview check it out.
Eat your favorite hiphoper!!!!!
I know some of you ladies have the same thoughts as Superhead. I know there is a double standard. I commend you or your virtue. I love you for keeping it tight and not jumping it off with every rapper you meet. So for you i give you a way to
put it (your favorite rapper) in your mouth !!!!!!
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