Valentine’s Day Mixtape

13 02 2009

DJ Scooter’s “A Secret Love Affair”….fucking dope…click the picture

Dj Scooter’s Website

Sleeping Giant Music

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I built the track listing 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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Cubicle Party: Dead Prez – Hip-Hop

6 02 2009

Bonus: stic.man and M1 holding it the fuck down at Chappelle’s Block Party after the jump…gets reallll nasty halfway through

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Cubicle Party: Pete Rock & CL Smooth – They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)

30 01 2009

Every Friday… I’m gettin outta here early today unless something awesome pops up on the web…have a great weekend.





Where They Were Then: Kriss Kross (1992)

22 01 2009

Fuck the “Where are they now” approach… I’d rather celebrate people in their glory days.  Hence, the start of a new series I will do on Thursday’s entitled: Where They Were Then.

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Via Wikipedia:

“Kris Kross was a teenage rap duo of the early 1990s. The duo is most famous for their 1992 hit “Jump,” and their fashion styling—consisting of wearing their clothes backwards.

Kris Kross, consisted of Atlanta natives: Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly (born August 11, 1978), and Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith (born January 10, 1979). Childhood friends, Kelly and Smith were discovered in 1991, at the age of twelve, by Jermaine Dupri at an Atlanta shopping mall. Dupri thought the two “looked like a rap group,” and proceeded to groom them as such.

Their Dupri-produced debut album, Totally Krossed Out, was released in 1992; selling four million copies in the US. It included the hit single “Jump,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks. In the interim, the duo landed a spot on Michael Jackson’s European tour that year, as well as a cameo appearance on Jackson’s “Jam” music video. In addition to this, they also made appearances in the music videos for Run DMC’s “Down With the King”, TLC ‘s Hat 2 Da Back and DJ Nab’s “Live megamix.” They were also featured in a episode of A Different World.”

I first heard Kriss Kross in the 3rd grade (1993), a year after their debut album and their smash hit “Jump” was flying all over the charts and the radio.  Now, I know that was the year of Wu-Tang’s “36 Chambers”, ATCQ’s “Midnight Mauraders”, Snoop’s “Doggystyle”, KRS’s “Return of The Boom Bap”, and a myriad of other outstanding albums, but I couldn’t relate, being I was in the 3rd fucking grade.  I wasn’t trying to hear about housing projects and crack fiends in the same week I was watching TMNT and eating Captain Crunch.  Kriss Kross was my entry into hip-hop, albeit an unglorified one that is probably being scorned by those of you that consider yourselves hip-hop stans.  This isn’t the embarassing point.  The embarassing point is that they made songs back in 1992 as kids that were better than 80% of this new bullshit mainstream hip-hop.  I implore you to revisit some of their classic videos and NOT recognize their skills that they had at such a young age. 

May their careers rest in peace.

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It’s A Shame

The Way Of The Rhyme





Cubicle Party: De La Soul – Stakes Is High

9 01 2009

Every Friday…enjoy your weekend.

“Man every word I say should be a hip hop quotable.”





Dear Gossip Girl

6 01 2009

If I had to guess I’d say they looked to “Hey Lover” by LL Cool J and Boyz II Men for this shit.  It’s better than most hip-hop out right now.

Sadly I think the only people that will get this are females and their boyfriends.