March 31, 2008

End Of Month Videos

Lots of good videos recently. Even though I hate this sort of post I'm gonna do it anyway. Lets start with Chicago....

Rhymefest promo for his El Che album which is the next major label album I'm anticipating.



Kanye's video for Homecoming. This version still has nothing on his original but I'll live with it. How crazy is it that I didn't know about the "bean" or even Millenium Park until last year because I like to front like I'm not a tourist when I'm up there? I think next time I'm gonna nerd out.




Blu & Exile - Blu Collar Workers




Slug & Anthony Paint It Gold for the 5th time...




Proof wrestling is fake... & if you've ever seen Baby Boy you know what I'm talkin about!




And here's a video that blows my mind... Jazze Pha & Webster making a pork chop pizza....

March 30, 2008

Freebies 3/30/08


Akinyele - Strippers Call


Akinyele - Hop On That Pole feat Mazarad Fox & Balboa


In my "keep it real" days I used to be mad that Akinyele switched to the "sex rap" style but dude has probably made more loot selling porn than he did off of his deal with Interscope. How can you be mad at that? He's looking for beats... hit his MySpace if you got somethin.



Bekay - The Reason (M-Phases Remix)

The Bekay album I heard last year didn't have much replay value (& I'm a punchline rap fan) but that won't discourage me from checking him out again [ll]. This remix is pretty dope. It's produced by M-Phases who was the winner of the beat battle at that Sha Money XL producers conference out in Phoenix last year.



Here's a song/download/video by this new group called The Knux. It's called"Cappuccino." They're out of New Orleans &, if I'm reading the bio correctly, they play their own instruments & such things. What do you guys think?

The Knux - Cappuccino (Remix)



The Knux - Cappuccino (Original)

March 28, 2008

Game Doesn't Like The White Rapper Show

The best part about it is the interviewer is one of the White Rapper Show creators. lol



ps: The new version of White Rapper comes out soon. It's with female rappers. I already didn't think I was gonna watch it but I heard Khia ("My Neck, My Back") is in it so.... nah!

Still Can't Comprehend

TI is probably a real cool cat but he's so little & so skinny that I can't take him serious. I mean, didn't Common play his dad in American Gangster? He must have Napoleon syndrome because why else would he get so much props for being "real?"



Gotta say, I'm surprised TI & Remy Ma's fates weren't reversed.

March 27, 2008

K-Mart Has Gone Insane


I can't let this live & die on the message boards. K-Mart is selling Jedi Mind Tricks CD's at Ebay prices. $255. And that's the marked down price! There's lots of humor in this whole situation but don't let the description pass by you...

With violent imagery so rampant in the past decade of hip-hop, the fact that
Jedi Mind Tricks' third album manages a cover shot that actually succeeds in
shocking is either impressive or disturbing, depending on your disposition. Same
goes for Vinnie Paz's tougher-than-leather flow that hollers down faggots and paints pictures of ultra-violence in a way that
would make -A Clockwork Orange seem almost friendly by comparison.


And just for kicks... look at the other "faggot" related items K-Mart sells....


Coming from somebody who still does the "no homo" thing the next statement holds no weight but that's not cool K-Mart. Not cool at all.

via phila

March 26, 2008

Best of Both Worlds



That pic is great.



wtf? This can't be real. Obamamania has officially gone too far.


ps: Common is a member of Rev. Wright's church. I think I even posted this video before. Except when I saw it before I didn't know what the line about Obama being a Trinity resident meant.

March 25, 2008

March 23, 2008

CTA Radio Vol 2 Mixtape


This playlist looks right. I'm gonna check it out as soon as it's done downloading. If you come around here enough you already know about Pugs but if you're slow he has a radio show up in Chicago & this is a mixtape featuring all Chi artists. I think that Mass Hysteria with Juice & Gravity on it is brand new. For you internets people, Gravity = Grav = that guy Kanye did all those beats for back in the day. I ain't heard that dude rap in years.
1.Pugs & Mustafa Rocks -Cta Vol. 2 Intro
2.Hall of fame -I wish
3.Mikkey -Chi Shit
4.Thaione Davis- Director's cut
5.Common -Nuthin' to do (Classic)
6.Drunken Monkeee -Be happy
7.Astonish -Can you hear me
8.Allegra Dee -The musics ok
9.Pugs Atomz -Go City (Exclusive)
10.Rashid Hadee -Pushers Feat.SINCERE,
AUGUSTINE, SKINNY KENNY & YOUNG VALENTINE
11.Boardroom -Rebel(Renegade)
12.Eulorythmics-This morning (Exclusive)
13.Que Billah -So Nuts (Exclusive)
feat. Really Doe and Phil G
14.Kidz in the Hall _Drivin down the block
15.Masshysteria -Diamonds and pearls
Feat.Gravity & Juice
16.Awdazcate -Paid
17.Juice and the Machine- A day in the life
18.Cta Radio Interlude
19.Dug Infinite & No I.D. -Live (Classic)
20.Ivy League -Jamaican Carl (Exclusive)
21.Twista -No peace sign (Classic)
22.The Cool Kids -What it is
23.Just Flo -Good Time
24.Estelle feat. Kanye west -American Boy
25.Prime -pray for Karma (Exclusive)

Cta radio was started in 1999 by Pugs Atomz,
Thaione Davis, and Kevin Maxi. Over the years their
show has grown to be one of the prominent College
radio shows in Chicago, focusing on local talent and
Hip Hop abroad. Cta Radio Volume 1 is also available
on Raptivism records. Listen to CTA Radio live every
Wed. 9pm-12am (CDT) uncensored on www.whpk.org/stream

New Grouch/Legends

This came in the inbox the other day & I didn't even notice. Looks like Living Legends & Grouch both have albums coming out April 8. What do you think about that Legends song?


Grouch - "Never Die"


Living Legends - "She Wants Me"

This Is Why Duke Sucks

Since they lost I guess it's appropriate to post this now. The intro is crazy long but the parody song is on point.



ps: I'm doing horribly in my brackets.

March 22, 2008

Bloomington Kid Tries To Kill Soulja Boy


Thank god for Nahright or else I probably never woulda heard about this even though it happened right next door.

From Pantagraph.com

Police: Boy threw rock through Soulja Boy's windshield

Friday, March 21, 2008 11:36 PM CDT

By Greg Cima
gcima@pantagraph.com

BLOOMINGTON -- 12-year-old boy was arrested and accused of throwing a rock through a hip-hop performer’s tour bus windshield Thursday night, police said.

Bloomington Police Lt. Pete Avery said the boy told officers, “I hate Soulja Boy.”

The boy threw the rock at the bus about 7:40 p.m. outside the Hampton Inn West, 906 Maple Hill Road, department spokesman Dave White said. Soulja Boy performed Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Coliseum.

See... There's hope for hip hop after all.


The video below isn't the same kid but it's about the same subject & is super hilarious.

That New Atmosphere Video

I don't know about this...



I have absolutely no idea what this guy is talking about. And I think that's a good thing.

March 21, 2008

2 New Joey Buddens Downloads



My dudes over at illroots.com are cosponsoring this DJ Nice/Joe Budden "Lost Sessions" mixtape. I haven't listened yet but it's gotta be worth having. Click the link to go over there & grab your copy.

And the dude M Brown hit me with a good copy of Joe's new single that's been going around. It's a Yousendit link so Youbetterhurry.

March 19, 2008

Another Video?

lol @ all the videos I've been posting lately. I'm lame. This one is the latest 50 vs Fat Joe, which is lame too but 50 & them are hilarious.



Is thisis50 a real site? A 50 cent version of myspace? Why would you go there?

Random Videos About Whatever





Random Music Videos

I think I'm in the minority on this but...

Crappy no budget direct to YouTube video > Major label financed music video.













The best thing about this post is next month the OnSmash videos wont work

March 17, 2008

Tape Deck Scratching

Somebody explain this to me. I don't understand what's going on.



via a bunch of sites. im just now watching it tho

March 15, 2008

Lil John Repackages & Remarkets Sex Packets

First of all, you're all on punishment for not making me aware that Lil Jon has a gang of hilarious videos on his MySpace. Here's his take on what that NY governer shoulda done instead of logging on to SugarDaddy.com.

The Pussy Patch


His other episodes are just as good. Thanks Miss Info for putting me on.

And for good measure, here's the original "Packet Man," Shock G, performing Sex Packets live a few years ago.



ps: sign up for my ncaa bracket!

That New Buckshot / 9th Wonder Album Is Coming Soon

It seems like Buckshot & them are really going in with the marketing for his new album with 9th Wonder. Here's the first video, All Out, which features Charlie Murphy doing a Chappelle-esque skit in the beginning. It takes almost a minute for the actual video to start!


Here's a mp3 of a joint from the album featuring Talib Kweli & somebody named Tyler Woods. It's called Hold It Down." I don't know if I'm supposed to be posting that mp3 so get it while the getting is good.


You probably heard KRS signed to Duckdown. I guess I didn't pay close enough attention but I guess Buck & KRS are working on an album together. Here's a video of them in the studio...



Come back Monday & I might have some more material to add to this post.

ps: join my ncaa brackets

March 13, 2008

Know Good Basketball (NCAA Bracket)

Sign up for my NCAA tournament bracket. You can't possibly do worse than me. I live above the Mason-Dixon line in a state which has pro sports. I don't pay much attention to college.

The bracket is on Yahoo!
This is the link
Password = KGMNCAA

If for some reason you need the group name it is KnowGoodBBall

March 11, 2008

Paint It Gold 3



Your guys questions are lame

Davey D Interviews with Blu & Del

I don't really have time for podcasts anymore but I've never read/seen any Blu interviews before so I took time out. Dude is sick but some of his joints are weird.



powered by ODEO



And here's a Del interview too. I haven't listened yet but maybe you want to?


powered by ODEO

Seel Fresh: Problems

I always liked Seel. I have everything he put out for a good stretch of years. I wouldn't rank this song/video amongst his best work though.



Download the song. Download the video.

www.seelfresh.com
myspace.com/seelfresh

March 10, 2008

Busta Rhymes Is Ignorant



Brits...


via IllSeed

Halftime Anniversary Footage

I haven't had time to listen for myself yet but this clip makes it look promising. Masta Ace, Craig G, & AG.



You can go here to download the audio from the show.

video via illdoctrine.com

*edit* he posted more vids. I'm not gonna make a new post for it. Click the link.

New Bun B



From the Tapemastas Inc/DJ Envy/DJ Drama mixtape pictured above (how bout that lineup?)

Bun B feat Sugar Tongue Slim [II] - The South

Has Jodeci sampled for the hook. I'm not sure why but it does.

Pace Won "Hip Hop"

This joint is ill. Produced by Mr Green



"I paid 12, just give me 7 back"

Pace & Green's MySpace

March 8, 2008

Common, KRS, Q-Tip Live

All of a sudden I'm bloggin like it was last year aren't I?

What if JayDee Produced PCP?



I used to kick it with some of these PCP dudes [II]. Good people. Anyway, one of these cats is JayDee's cousin & that's why this thing exists. I know it's kinda old. I want to say it even came out before JayDee passed but the memory is fuzzy. They made it available for free just the other day so have at it if you will.

This one is prolly just for the Chicago area cats. The biggest names on it are Primeridian (Tree & Simeon) & Ang13. PCP also has records out as Highruallahz.

PCP on MySpace (or is that the other way around?)

Weezy F'in Baby (please don't forget the "f'in")

You know, when I saw this elsewhere on teh internets I assumed it was simply a photoshop job but perhaps it really is real?



And the just as funny Weezy & Yeezy spoof video...

March 7, 2008

New Atmosphere Song



Here's the first song from Atmosphere's new album. Gotta keep it 100. I'm surprised at the beat. When I first heard it in this video I assumed it was something made right quick for the scene transitions. My dude joked that the beat will probably be on the album & what do ya know? My dudes a prohpet!

It's not even necessarily horrible it's just I'm not too used to hearing Slug on a blatant keyboard beat. We'll see what happens.

Did you download the free Atmos album from a couple months ago?

Some B-Boy Vids

Here's some recent clips by Konee Rok







& because it was sitting around in my inbox... DJ P "B-Boy Massacre"

Pacewon "I Declare War"

I never even knew a video for this existed.



lol @ Eminem being in it.

March 6, 2008

Mixtapesite.com



Just got put on to this new (?) site, mixtapesite.com. If you're anything like me then most of the stuff on there you could care less about but there's some good stuff if you try looking. They have a category list on the right hand side to make it easier. I think the site is an excellent idea though.

I found the site because one of my favorite blogs posted the B-Mello Blends that I put up last year. I've never seen that on the net anywhere else so I was curious about where he got it. I could care less about people spreading my links around, I wasn't tripping off that but if there was a better quality rip out there I wanted it cuz if I were into making top 10 lists that tape would be up there for sure.

I was a little surprised to see that somebody took pretty much every download link off my page & put it on that site though haha! They raped a couple other blogs too.

Beware: The joints listed as being Stretch Armstrong Goodies are actually those lil compilations that I was doing when I first started this blog.

Paint It Gold Episode 2

I'm enjoying these. It's a pretty damn clever promo/marketing type of deal. Even though Slug's new look creeps me out.

March 4, 2008

Da Bawwws & Mannie Fresh

This video is ridiculous. Look at Rick Ross feeling himself [II]. Last year my dude told me mohawks were "in" out in California & if I want to be ahead of the curve I should get one. I ain't really believe him. Till I saw M. Fresh's new 'do.



via illroots.com

March 3, 2008

Rockness Monstah: Attempted Murder

Posted this in the sidebar the other day when it was posted to some other blog but I got a promo email just now that included the artwork & a video so here we are. Download the song dun. I just listened to one of his older mixtapes for the first time over the weekend so I'm exited to hear this new tape.



EC Illa: The Final Interview


Last month EC had his "final interview" on WNUR's Under & Beyond show. It's less of an interview & more of him telling his story. The mp3 can be found over on this site. Look for the 2/7/08 show.

lol @ Sole getting mentioned on this.

Shouts to Risky Bizness for putting me up on the link

I went to EC's store & put in my order for the Windy City TV DVD so I can finally see the "On Ill" video. They also got the Larry Hoover flick too.

Z-Trip Downloads


This has gotta be old news but I just discovered it. Z-Trip has tons of free downloads on his site. Including the Uneasy Listening mixtape with DJ P thats pictured above. If you don't have that you suck at life. Even your mom will feel that chit.

March 2, 2008

Big L Didn't Diss Mase


Big L Freestyle on Stretch & Bob



I always assumed Big L was throwing a jab at Mase on his song Flamboyant when they muted out his vocals. Anyone who listens to lyrics at all knows he definitely said "fuck Mase." I wasn't sure if he had a problem with Mason or if he was just trying to say that there were more rappers from Harlem worth paying attention to than just Mase but either way I was promoting it as a diss. I have a friend who used to think Mase was the best rapper (luckily he's seen the light) so anytime we'd get into that argument I'd bring up how Big L dissed him. Well I was running through some mp3's that I've never listened to yet & came across the freestyle embedded above. It's a freewritten from the Stretch & Bob show & there's a version of that "fuck Mase" line in it except for the line is actually "I spray guns, fuck mace" so I apologize to anyone who I've spread incorrect info to.

Before you get your thinking cap on & try to play detective the freestyle version predates the one on the album. The album didn't come out until L passed. Connect the rest yourself.

Here's an interview & freestyle on 88hiphop (remember them?)




I didn't do the whole RIP thing this year but did you hear how L's mom died recently? That's sad. Both of her sons are murdered & neither of the killers were ever found & then she dies when she's still (relatively) young.

RIP to Juvenile's daughter too. That's a sad situation too.