Harv Seriously Rocked His Tits Off

25 03 2009

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Dumb Rappers Need Teaching

13 03 2009

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You thought I forgot…who wants to celebrate on a Monday?  Last post of the week.

(May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997) R.I.P





Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

2 03 2009

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R.I.P. Lamont Coleman aka Big L

13 02 2009

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Big fucking L… I missed Dilla’s memorial day by a day but I’m not gonna miss this one.  Seeing how L’s official memorial day is Sunday and I don’t do shit for this blog on the weekends, I had to get ahead on this one and do it up proper.  Quick bio via Wikipedia:

“Lamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), also known by his stage name Big L, was an American rapper.

While still in high school, he caught the attention of Finesse, Joe “Diamond D” Kirkland and Rodney “Showbiz” Lemay, the founders of the D.I.T.C. clique. L’s first professional appearance came on the B-side of “Party Over Here” by Lord Finesse in 1992, the song was the remix of “Yes, You May”. Soon after this Big L made apperances on the classic debut albums from Diamond D and Showbiz & A.G. which were both released in 1992. Soon L officially became a part of the DITC crew which featured numerous New York producers, deejays, and emcees on the mic.

The Big Picture would be his last recorded album, released posthumously on August 2, 2000. It was put together by his manager and partner in Flamboyant Entertainment, Rich King. It contains songs that L had recorded and a cappella recordings that were never used, completed by producers and guest MCs that Big L respected or had worked with previously.

Big L was shot and killed in Harlem on the night of February 15, 1999.”

One of the best that ever did it…proof after the jump:

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R.I.P J Dilla

11 02 2009

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I feel like a fucking goon for missing this one… from his wikipedia:

“James Dewitt Yancey (February 7, 1974 – February 10, 2006), better known by his stage name J Dilla or Jay Dee, was an American record producer who emerged from the mid-1990s underground hip hop scene in Detroit, Michigan. He began his career as a member of the group Slum Village, and was also a driving force in the production trio The Ummah. Yancey started his career under the name Jay Dee (based on his initials) but used the name J Dilla from 2001 onward. Many critics believe J Dilla’s work to have had a major influence on his peers and that he embodied the neo soul sound, playing a defining yet understated role during the sub-genre’s rise (roughly from the mid-90s to the early 2000s).

J Dilla was often dubbed “your favorite producer’s favorite producer,” and was highly regarded by hip hop artists and producers such as Madlib, Pete Rock, Common, Busta Rhymes, Mos Def, Pharrell, Waajeed, Karriem Riggins, Flying Lotus, 9th Wonder, A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde, Kanye West, and ?uestlove.  About.com ranked J Dilla #15 on their “Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers” list

J Dilla died on February 10, 2006, three days after his 32nd birthday at his home in Los Angeles, California. According to his mother, Maureen Yancey, the cause was cardiac arrest.  His last album, Donuts was released 3 days earlier, on February 7, 2006.

Ultimately, his death has had a significant impact on the hip hop community.Besides countless tribute tracks and concerts, Dilla’s death created a wealth of interest in his remaining catalogue, and, consequently, Dilla’s influence on hip hop production became more apparent.”

A video tribute after the break…R.I.P.  Thanks to Janks Peez for the reminder.

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R.I.P. Donny Hathaway

13 01 2009

Just superb…sit back and enjoy a minute and don’t think about the fact that it’s only Tuesday.

From Donny’s Wikipedia article:

“Donny Edward Hathaway (October 1, 1945 – January 13, 1979) was an Grammy Award-winning American soul musician. He signed with Atlantic Records in 1969, and with his first single “The Ghetto, Part I” (1970), Rolling Stone magazine “marked him as a major new force in soul music.” His collaborations with Roberta Flack took him to the top of the charts and won him the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for the duet “Where Is the Love” in 1973. On January 13, 1979, his body was found outside the luxury hotel Essex House in New York City; his death was ruled a suicide.”





Blu-Ray Is Killing Old Movies

19 12 2008

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So I was watching Robocop on Blu-Ray last night and I’ve got to say, watching it in Blu-Ray format has completely ruined the movie for me.  To give you a little background, I first saw Robocop when I was 9 years old, and it was one of my fond movie-watching memories from my childhood.  He was a fucking robot!  I loved the movie and can honestly say Kurtwood Smith (Red Forman) plays one of the craziest bastards in recent cinematical history.   Now, the quality of Blu-Ray is indeed awesome, and my feelings towards normal DVDs are now identical to my feelings towards non-HD TV channels.  Yeah, you have them, but who the fuck cares?  HD Please.  So, I was “going to piss myself” excited about my memories of gratuitous violence, extreme levels of gore, and over-the-top special effects (for the time) only being more extreme in crystal-clear, color corrected, 1080p glory.  I couldn’t have been more wrong.

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