September 2008


I was so looking forward to the planned Boot Camp Clique show featuring a live band…..but then I got this email from Dru Ha….

Tomorrow’s SOLD OUT Black Moon & Smif N Wessun “Tribute To Classics” performance at NYC’s Knitting Factory has been re-scheduled for Saturday, November 8th due to a Buckshot health issue.

Upon returning from a 3 week Europen tour Black Moon and Boot camps front man, Buckshot suffered what appears to be a series of seizures. He was immediately hospitalized where he remains in stable condition.

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During the brief State Property reunion at SOBs this past tuesday, Charlie B-more made an appearance and spit a few bars…

(Thanks to Defame of the Wrong Crowd)

it gets especially awkward/awesome at the 6:50 mark

best lines:
“There’s very little that happens without his knowledge….I think he dissed you.”

“Its like we caught him getting a manicure or something…”

“We’re gonna go save the country…”


1) “Fight the Power” by Public Enemy

2) “Rapper’s Delight” by Sugar Hill Gang

3) “Nuthin but a ‘G’ Thang” by  Dr. Dre

4) “Walk this Way” by Run DMC and Aerosmith

5) “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

      The cable channel will count down all 100 songs on the list in a series of shows beginning on Monday.

       Salt ’N Pepa was the lone female act in the top 10, with their early hit “Push It.” Jay-Z and Eminem made the top 20, while other acts on the list include the Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Biz Markie, Black Sheep and J.J. Fad.” (source)

 SIDENOTE: If Cam’s “Oh Boy” isn’t on the final list it’s only because nobody could get a hold of him to get the song clearance. Dang.

 

UPDATE: Whole list attached after the jump…..and dont worry, Biggie is included in the top 10 : )
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Tomorrow is the private viewing before the public opening of The Outsiders NYC art exhibit. It’s being put together by London art agent, Steve Lazarides (Banksy’s agent) and will showcase the who’s who in art’s most talented “outsiders.” I can’t wait to check out some of these works, because I’m already a fan of some of these artists, especially Todd James aka Reas who is not only a genius visual pundit, but also supercool friend : ) (and interestingly…huge dipset fan, hahaha!)

Here’s a short list of the artists involved: Faile, Paul Insect, JR, Antony Micallef, Jonathan Yeo, Miranda Donovan, Invader, David Choe, Mark Jenkins, Todd ‘Reas’ James, Vhils, Polly Morgan, Mode 2, Bast, Blu, Connor Harrington, Zevs

And here’s some of the type of works included….if you’re in NY, definitely stop by and check it out.

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(photo from Kanyeuniversecity)

Kanye writes:

“I CHANGED MY ALBUM TO NOVEMBER SOMETHING CAUSE I FINISHED THE ALBUM AND I FELT LIKE IT.. I WANT YALL TO HEAR IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE”

Is this a completely independent move, that sends the Def Jam machine into a frenzy? Or do you think that there is lots of behind the scenes “air traffic control” going on because there are also albums from Hov, Fif, Bey, and who else circling the runways….

UPDATE…hmm, inside sources say this release date move is not confirmed.

from M.Reck over at Forbez DVD….

Never thought I’d be nostalgic over huge ridiculous earrings on men, but its oddly heartwarming. Ditto on Jimmy’s doobie.

honestly, there are plenty of panties that are so small, she could have been wearing them in that cover shot and they still wouldn’t have shown up. But, Ciara, what different would being able to see a tiny string really make in the overall perception of the photo?

I feel like this exact same debate happened back when Toni Braxton was nude-ish on the Vibe cover years ago.

As I mentioned in the previous post, it was another classic hip hop moment at Santos basement club in Chinatown. Lots of good folks came out to celebrate manager Corey Smyth’s birthday….but the highlight of the night for me was when Grand Puba came out and ran through some of his hits….and he sounded pristine! (the speakers were kind of loud so it may not be as clear on the video)Please enjoy : ) I know I did. Reel to Reel (1992) is one of my favorite albums of all time.

I’m dumb tired from staying up all night to upload this amazing video from the birthday party of Blacksmyth Entertainment’s Corey Smyth (manager of Talib Kweli, Pete Rock, etc). But it’ll be soo worth it, when you see it. And its ironic because we were just discussing the genius of Grand Puba in a previous post. Then, lo n behold, the God is standing right in front of me, rhyming like its 1992. These are the spontaneous, unassuming moments in New York City that make it all worthwhile. Seriously. And kudos to Corey for one of the best parties of the year, filled with good people and good music….and…no drama at the door.

Here’s some pics, but for more, check my potna Wendy’s Nitrolicious blog, and  boy Mel D. Cole‘s blog (he has a crazy pic of Talib, Mos Def, Puba, Pete Rock, Craig G, Corey and more all in one photo.) Classic.

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(Talib performs with Idle Worship, Skyzoo watches Res)

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(Grand Puba and me)

puba, corey smyth

(Puba and the birthday boy)

More photos after the jump….
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