Saturday, April 10, 2010

Fabolous "I'm Raw" video off mixtape "There is no competition pt. 2: The Funeral Service"

This video is crazy. I don't remember watchin a video this raw since the Westside Connection jump-off back in the 90's. Def diggin the mixtapes that have been comin out lately. With all the new technology, it is definitely a lot easier and cheaper to shoot quality videos. I can see why many ppl go the independent route. I have to say this mixtape is pretty solid. Definitely worth checking out. Here's the link to the mixtape, and also don't forget to check out his album: LOSO's way.

Friday, April 9, 2010

R.I.P. Malcolm McLaren

I'ma keep this story as short as possible.

 I remember it was roughly 2002 <---I was 15 years old. I was just getting into b-boying, and I didn't have much to go on. MTV 2 at the time was a really underground station, imho. They played some of the most underground videos, and had different specials. In fact, it was like the original MTV in certain ways that just played solely videos. I came across this special on there called Made in New York or Once Upon a Time in New York (something like that). It had old videos that were made in New York. One of them was the old Blondie video with Fab Five Freddy. You remember that one line that Debbie Harry said "Eating cars in bars." LOL.

Anyway, so I was watching it...I automatically heard this random beat. I saw a young Rock Steady Crew doing some of their famous routines. All I heard was scratching...."all that scratching is making me itch" literally. I was like whoooooaaaa...what is this song?????? What is this video???? This is the weirdest video I'd ever seen. First off, the title, Buffalo Gals (dozy do?). It was sooo weird (Let me tell y'all this is about 2 yrs before youtube really hit...and I was still on that 56k type ish....morpheus was king at the time..hahaha). So, of course, I immediately hit up my boy Tyree. We were geeking at this video, and we showed the rest of the crew. I kept watching this one part over n over when Wigz and I think it was Fabel did this pseudo locking section..(it's on the breakdown section of the song). Man, I loved that video sooo much...I think I must have replayed that video at least 10,000+ times. Haha. It just had a major impact on me. It was not just the song, the dancing, the video. It was the style, the freshness, the energy, the youth of the video that made me feel the way I felt. Mind you..that video is 27 years old. Hip-Hop was still very much in the infant stage as far as exposing itself into a worldwide phenom.

I thank McLaren for exposing me to a few key elements in Hip-Hop, and just bringing me into a further thrust of knowledge as I was in my preliminary stage of becoming a Hip-Hopper. You not only give me memories as a b-boy and hip-hopper but bring me back to my youth when my life was more carefree, and it felt soo adventurous. Thank you.

Hustle with Russells episodes 1-4

This is turning out to be a very humorous webseries. I think a lot of people sleep on Affion Crockett as a comedian - very witty, intelligent, and really knows mannerisms. I think he makes the perfect Russell Simmons as you will evidently see. I also think this series is good to see the lighter side of Russell Simmons. He's a character all to himself to be honest, lol.

For more on Affion Crockett, you can check out his youtube page at: 
Also, check out his twitter his page:

Of course, you can hit up Russell Simmons on his Global Grind website: Global Grind
Additionally, his twitter page is:




Monday, April 5, 2010

It was World Pillow Day, yesterday? I thought it was Easter? Hmm...

Boondocks Season 3 trailer, finally!!

Ok, first off, I wanna say Happy Easter, 'all!! I hope y'all had a blessed day =).

All right, so this has been an extremely long wait as y'all know. Boondocks has been good to us thus far..The first season starting back in 2005, and the second season coming out in 2007. Finally, Aaron McGruder is to release the third season after all of us waiting a few years. I think he just wanted more to happen, and in a way - I'm glad he did. This season will definitely have a lot of people talking (i shoulda seen yo ass at Towson, btw. what happened??? lol). Anyway, I can already see this season being controversial now that we have a black president. I wonder how Uncle Rukkus is gonna take that. Hahaha. But yes, the new season is due out May 2nd, I believe. Should make an interesting start to early summer, right? Well, without further ado, here we go - the trailer for Season 3 of Boondocks. Props to that Jay Electronica "Exhibit C"  track being on it. NICE! Check it out: