Wednesday, November 5, 2008

88 Keys The Death of Adam Album Cover



Pictures are worth...

Spotted @ NahRight

Job Well Done



Don't really have any words. But, party time is over. It's time for all of us to take action now. Fixing the country is not a one man job.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A Quick Laugh...



The thrill is gone.

R.I.P. Jax



Wow. Hip Hop literally died on stage last night at Lenny's. When I woke up this morning and saw the homie Nicole's (aka Severe) Gchat message saying "RIP JAX" I wanted to ask "who?" but didn't. You know, its kinda awkward asking people "yo, who died?" Then when I went over to Kaos' blog and saw the post he made on Jax I got reminded of exactly who it was and just thought oh damn...

Jax was one third of Atlanta's Binkis Recs (BINKIS: Before Ignorant Niggas Killed Intelligent Songs). For years Binkis was a stronghold in Atlanta's underground rap scene, even aiding in launching the career of DJ Drama pre-Gangsta Grillz. Really, more than just the "rap scene," Hip Hop period. If you were a lover of music, supporter of the culture and resident of Atlanta you'd surely seen these dudes perform and walked away remembering what you saw.

On a personal level, I can't say that I knew Jax, I only met him a couple times through the homie Craig who is in BINKIS as well. Can't say not one bad thing about dude, everytime I'd spoken with him was a pleasant experience. But that's neither here nor there, at the end of the day a dope MC, fiance and friend to many has passed.

He passed out on stage performing at Lenny's last night from a heart attack. According to Creative Loafing Jax suffered the heart attack while performing the title track from his 2007 solo album Sharper Images.

While its sad to hear, especially seeing as how he just purchased a home and was about to get married later this year, at least we can say the man died doing what he loved most...on stage at that. How many of us wish that we could die doing what we love?

RIP JAX

Friday, October 31, 2008

Bobby Creekwater-BC Era Mixtape



Ok. I'm killing two birds with one stone here.

First, I'm posting this vid the homie Sol Messiah sent over not to long ago. He's been pretty busy in the studio and documenting some of it on camera. Here's a brief drop with him and Bobbby Creekwater giving you a prelude to what's about to happen with them. If you don't know Bobby Creek used to be in a duo called Jatis around the turn of the century. They were signed to Loud which was also home to Wu-Tang, Mobb Deep and dead prez just to name a few. Alot people likened them to 'Kast at the time, but things ain't really pan out. Then Bobby Creek resurfaced on Eminem's Shady Records back around 04-05. He still hasn't dropped an album over there, so the wait is still on.

However in his time over there he managed to drop two dope ass mixtapes, Anthem To the Streets Volumes 1 & 2. Today he dropped his latest joint The BC Era. I haven't listened to it yet, but Bobby Creek hasn't let me down yet, so I feel comfortable posting it. If its wack ya'll be sure to tell me...aight?

DOWNLOAD: Bobby Creekwater-The BC Era

Its A Celebration! (part 3)




I haven't posted any funny party flyers in a minute because shied, I haven't been out partying. Know why? Because its a recession going on.

That didn't stop these folks from capitalizing though. If you don't have anything to do tonight nor the money to do it with, consider stopping by Club Mariachi for RECESSION FRIDAYS. That's right RECESSION FRIDAYS.

Its free all night, they got $3 drinks and 2-for-1's on the bottles! You might just win a free gas card! They need to be giving those away to everybody, I've never heard of Mariachi but that shit sounds far. And tonight they're having a Halloween Bash with a live performance from Gorilla Zoe. I hope he don't wear all that ice to the club though, got damn recession shawty.

Once again RECESSION FRIDAYS ladies and gentlemen. Why let your current financial situation keep you in the house when you can go drink and dance for cheap? We complain about all these other spots bustin' heads at the door. Celebrate your brokeness at the recession party! Broke & Boujee ain't got nothing on Broke & Broker.

{Rick James voice} Its A Recession, Bitches!

Killer Mike SMM8 Commentary On "Delilah"

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Giaaaaat Daaaaaaamn



Z-Ro is one of my favorite rappers and songs like this are reason why. Soundtrack to my life right now. I swear I need one of those "Shit Happens" bumper stickers they said Forrest Gump invented.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Swag Is Down



I spotted this at TheOnion.com.

According to an alarming new study published Monday in The Journal Of Applied Behavioral Science, the time-honored American activity of swaggering, an extremely arrogant manner of walking, has dropped by nearly 90 percent since 2007. (click here to read the rest)

Somebody needs to tell Soulja Boy this, because according to him, his swag is at an all time high.



I'm sorry. I had to do it. This song is absolutely terrible, but DAMMIT, its catchy as hell. DAMN! This song is more than a guilty pleasure. Its just bad. I told someone this song is like smoking Newports. You know its bad for you, but you just can't help it. If you absolutely hate Soulja Boy, do not click on the video or stop it now. Because you are going to be singing along to this damn song by the end.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Bad News=Bad Broads



A post over at Complex reminded/inspired me to briefly speak on some thing me and my boy Eric been talking about for some weeks now. Is it us, or does it seem like the badder the news gets in this country, the better looking the anchors get?

There are times when I'm watching CNN, Headline News or even some of the local news...and just be like damn she looks good. So good that the fugged up ish she's reporting probably isn't hitting me as hard as it needs to be hitting me sometimes.

I swear, all that bailout news CNN was reporting on a couple weeks ago, it took me a little longer to realize just what the hell was happening. One, because the shit came out of nowhere. Two, the news wasn't really breaking it down for people who didn't work on Wall Street. Three, because I was distracted by the female reporters looks.

It probably goes without asking if this is blatantly done. Lord knows you don't wanna hear bad news from a Whoopi Goldberg looking mah fugga. I mean, of course there's never just been a bunch of just ugly ass people doing the news, ever. They know that you want to see a pleasant face on the TV. Its all science. Its just that, it seemed like back then, the anchors were just pleasant in the most non-sexual way possible. But now sheid...but like I said, its a science, they know what people want to see.

I remember in one of my news reporting classes in college they said most news channels either try to avoid or don't allow their anchors, especially weatherpeople to wear the color red because its too alarming. I feel that, red most definitely turns heads. When they showed us an example where the weather reporter was talking about a tornado in red jacket as opposed to a dark blue one, it made a big difference. That red jacket had me bout scared than a mah fugga.

But yeah, back to what I was saying about the looks. I guess it goes back to even when we were kids. Hearing something messed up from an ugly person is worst than hearing it from a good looking one. I remember when I was in 3rd grade, this girl named Sheroneeka (with her California Raisin with a dried up jheri curl lookin ass) had the audacity to call me ugly. I got mad as hell at her and threw my eraser at her. But when this other girl Katrina (who was the consensus "cute" girl in class) said something similar I didn't get mad and throw nothing at her. I think I just said "shut up" and sulked on the inside.

Hmmm, not sure if that example conveyed my point, hahhaa. I guess what I'm saying is if someone looking hit was telling America "yo, shit is fucked up!" people are probably going to get madder than usual because that persons face is already threatening them anyway. But when you got a nice looking female saying the same exact thing, people are gonna be like "damn, shit fucked up, damn" and just kinda sulk.

Sistas, how do ya'll feel too. I ain't afraid to say, but it seems like these news networks are also trying to hire more handsome and hipper males as well. Does that make your newswatching experience any better?

But yeah I wouldn't put it past these folks to hire exceptionally attractive women to not only boost ratings but make hard news a tad bit softer. After all, the same people who are putting these pretty faces on the screen are the same folks who always seem to stick the brotha in front of the camera when its time to report on some foul, heart-wrenching, heinous shit. While their counterparts of a lighter shade be reporting on bakes sales at the Humane Society and shit.

What ya'll think?

p.s. Yeah, I know, a couple of them pics are very average. But trust me, all of these women be looking good as hell on TV.

Whaaaaasaaaaaap!



The homie B.Dot sent this to me. The Whaaasaaaaap guys from the Budweiser commercials are back. Not as happy though.

Killer Mike's Sunday Morning Massacre 8: "Delilah"



"I coulda been in Newbirth this morning..."--Killer Mike

Actually, that's where I should be right now as I'm dropping this post.

But OK. Back on schedule. We know its been a minute since a Sunday Morning Massacre actually dropped on Sunday. Be we back now.

This latest one comes as the flipside to SMM7-"Samson." Its known that whores are exciting people to be around. If you don't think so, you're lying to yourself. No one said they were good people to be around, I said exciting. That being said, ask anyone whose dealt with one and see how they end up. Broke and/or embarassed.

As usual, video will be coming soon, but for now now here is a message from Mike explaining the inspiration behind this song:

The standard Hebrew meaning of Delilah of is "one who weakened or uprooted or impoverished." This song is the other side of the Samson Story. We all know of great heroes and their epic falls, but what corrupts beauty and blackens a womans heart? Its growing up in dire poverty under the headmaster (no pun intended) of the school of hard knocks. And the 1st lesson to little pretty girls in the ghetto is that your body has a price. When this is the lesson women learn how are they to respond to men? I figure much like the black widow or a venus fly trap, looking beautiful and enticing men to utter death. But Brother I tell you when death looks that good in the club its hard not to wanna dance with this she devil. Delilah is more than a girl, its a mind state. A mind state we as men create when we put a price on the pussy. Ain't it only wise then for the person with the supply to charge according to demand? Just some thoughts, peace. Hope you enjoy.

Killer Mike's Sunday Morning Massacre 8: "Delilah"

Produced By B-Don For DMG, Vocals By A Game of DMG

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Rezidue Run 10.24.08



Shied. I got some decent feedback via email and chat from the first Rezidue Run so...I figured I'd do another one. Making this one really helped get my mind off some other ish. It wasn't THAT cathartic though, no messages, well, maybe a couple. But really, its just another collection of cool ass music. Yes, these are going to be very random. Tracklisting and link below:


Big Boi feat. Khujo Goodie & Cee-Lo-"Reset"
Van Hunt-"Hello Goodbye"
D'Angelo-"Devil's Pie"
Slum Village-"Fall In Love"
88 Keys-"Stay Up"
The Coup feat. Spice 1 & E-40 "Santa Rita Weekend" (rare gem from '94)
Yelawolf-"Brown Sugar"
Q-Tip-"Do You, Dig U?"
The Roots-"What They Do?" (inst.)
Bootsy Collins-"Munchies For Your Love"

DOWNLOAD: The Rezidue Run 10.24.08

Damn You, Maurice Garland



The homie Grim over at UNN emailed me this this morning. Seems like ol' Maurice Garland is a wanted man on the internet again.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Rezidue Run 10.21.08



I got a little bored today. So my mind started wandering. Thought about the other day when someone asked me what I listen to in my downtime or when I'm just doing stuff. Figured I'd answer the question this way. I put together some songs I tend to listen to every now and then when I'm just doing whatever. Tracklisting and link below...

Erykah Badu-"Soldier"
Black Spade-"To Serve With Love"
Blu-"Greater Love"
MC Eiht-"All For The Money"
The Roots-"I Will Not Apologize"
Devin the Dude-"Yo Mind"
Goodie Mob feat. 8Ball & MJG-"Soul Food (rmx)"
Cee-Lo-"Basshead Jazz"
Outkast-"Liberation" (inst.)
Eddie Kendricks-"Intimate Friends"
Black Spade-"Evil Love"
Killer Mike-"Gonna Go To Ghana"
Plantlife-"When She Smiles She Lights The Sky"

The Rezidue Run 10.21.08

Let me know if you enjoy it...

Happy Birthday Pops



My father back in day...

Happy Birthday to the coolest guy I know.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Devil Is A Lie



Crazy. The Tampa Bay Rays are in the World Series. Congrats to them.

After 10 years of existence the young team is in the championship. Just goes to show you that rolling with the devil is never good. As soon as they dropped the Devil part from their name they wind up in the World Series.

Indeed The Devil Is A Lie, word to Killer Mike.

Oh yeah, in the post game interview, series MVP Matt Garza said he was listening to 2Pac before the game, thought that was kinda cool.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Quick Laugh...



This reminds me of a time when I used to work at The Varsity during a Christmas Vacation. I was getting off at North Ave station and saw this skateboarder attempting to jump off of a platform...15 high 15 feet far into the middle of the street. When traffic slowed and finally did it...dude landed in the street and fell down hard as hell. He got up trying to hold 8 different spots on his body at the same time. I'm sorry that shit was funny....

This vid, ooof, I don't know if it funny. This shit looks like it hurts for real for real. Damn buddy...

Big Yo feat. Big Rube-"We Saying The Same Shit"



BIG RUBE SIGHTING!

But yeah, this is a new joint from Memphis, Tenn's Big Yo featuring Rube. Pretty much speaking on how even the most intelligent cats from the South get looked at funny because "we talk funny." If you ain't up on Big Yo, go head and look him up, he's got some dope ish for all you crate diggers out there. Anybody that can reunite South Circle for an entire mixtape/album is cool in my book.

Big Yo feat. Big Rube "We Saying The Same Shit"

Spotted at 4COL

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Killer Mike's SMM (Wednesday Bible Study Special)-"Samson (A Message To the Young Black Athlete)"



"The devil got bitches on the strip like Delilah..."

No one makes it to church EVERY Sunday. Not even the pastors. So that being said Killer Mike is dropping a special Wednesday Bible Study version of the Sunday Morning Massacre.

Here Mike gives us another original concept over an original beat, speaking on the spirit of one of the Bible's most infamous tragedies, Samson and Delilah.

Of course, Mike puts the story into modern context comparing it to the downfall of Black Athlete and affluent men in general due to those dangerous creatures that some like to call women.

If you dig complete story telling, you'll love this one. I could drop some hidden jewels in the song, but you guys are smart enough to walk away with your own interpretations.

Killer Mike-SMM7 (Wednesday Bible Study Special)-"Samson"

Playboy Tre In Creative Loafing



Peep this Creative Loafing piece I did on the homie Playboy Tre, a rapper who actually gives my side of town something to be proud of.

Shout out to Rodney C. for letting me get this in. I'm just glad I was able to get my dude some more love, people are sleeping on cuz for real. Hopefully more heads will wake up soon.

If you still haven't downloaded his Goodbye America mixtape, please do yourself a favor and get it. Great music to listen to as you decide if you're gonna leave the country or not if McCain messes around and waddles into the White House.

Sup Swatts...

T-Pain-"Chopped & Skrewed"



This joint been out for a couple of days now, but just in case you haven't peeped it yet. I'm digging how he's keeping a theme to his videos for this new album so far. They're the same, but different.

Luda snapped as usual, but it woulda been nice to have Houston rapper on there somewhere, being that the song is called "chopped & screwed"...just sayin. Shit jammin tho.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Knux-"Fire"



Shit jammin.

I ain't gonna lie, I judged this book by its cover when they first started dropping stuff on the net earlier this year. I still can't get with tight jeans and bright colors, but these dudes be making some jammin ass music. I interviewed these cats about a week or so ago and left with a different perspective of them.

Prior to talking to them, they just seemed like some more funny dressing, funny acting dudes. But when I got on the phone with them, they sounded like some regular ass niggas from New Orleans. Cool ass niggas at that. Anyways, I don't feel like typing these dudes lifestory right now, so Google them for right now and check out this new song Eskay just posted.

Shit jammin.

The Knux-"Fire"

Monday, October 13, 2008

Hi Hipsters! (Hi Hater Parody)



Happy Monday to you. I spotted this over at UNN and it gave me a laugh to start my day. Hope it does the same for you.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Killer Mike on Loud Favorites





Breaking down the lyrics to "God In the Building" amongst other things. Oh yeah, the Sunday Morning Massacres will be back on schedule this weekend. Did you miss them?

Whaddup Shake

Thursday, October 9, 2008

That One '08!



Show your support for "That One" by copping some gear.

WWW.THATONE08.COM

'Face on John McCain



Eskay just posted a vid from my old job doing an interview with Scarface. I'm sure as this video makes the rounds its going to spark some thought i.e. controversy. What Luda said about Hillary ain't got nothing on this.

I'm actually kinda confused. I interviewed Uncle Brad a month or so ago and he was acting very tight lipped about his stance on the election, Obama, etc. Shied, it was his tight lippedness that inspired the video I did with UNN...



Guess he don't care now...with Obama's lead in the polls widening and all. What do ya'll think about what he said. Yeah, he was clowning, but if the Fox News' of the world decide to jump on this if/when they see it...do you think it can be detrimental? The election is only weeks away now, good or bad timing? Or am I thinking too much into it...after all, he never really actually said "fuck McCain, vote for Obama."

Shout out to J.Boogie for doing the actual interview although they didn't give her her propers.

Yung L.A. feat. Young Dro & T.I. "Ain't I" (rmx)





Man, this song is jammin' like a mahfugga. Yung L.A. did his thing. Dro came on there and got damn snapped, dropped one of them verses you just got to sing along to. Tip went the fugg off too. All of them sound good on this ish. This is my favorite song right now shawty.

The video itself is, cool. Some of the shots and color manipulation is cool, but it ain't really do anything to add (or take away) from the song. But fugg it, this one of them songs where if you already like it, it don't really matter. You know what, after a couple more looks, the video dope too, fugg it. Shout out to director Flyy Kai.

Kinda sad how they straight Wes Fif'ed my nigga Big Kuntry off the song, but its all good. Shit still dope.

"Polo to the floe, yeah muddafugga ain't iii"

I'm sorry shawty, this song is fie!!! One time for Yung L.A., Young Capone and everybody else representing Thomasville (Stat Quo where you at?)

Previously: TheRezidue.com behind the scenes at the "Ain't I" video shoot

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Quick Laugh...



Yeah...its coming up on Halloween season and people are gonna be out trying to scare folks. Just be careful who you run up on, especially when dealing with the brothas.

I used to be that "let me hide (under/behind) here and pop out" ass nigga back when I was younger. I'm not gonna get into what happened that made me stop that ish, but needless to say, I don't do that no more...hopefully this kid learned his lesson.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A Sign From God?



Aight. Some of you who I talked to yesterday know that I was thinking about going to see Bill Maher's documentary Religulous (a portmanteau of "religious" and "ridiculous"). Some of you know that I was kinda scared to go see it because I didn't want to get struck by lightning in the theater. I had been going back and forth on going to see all day because I mean I ain't a Bible thumping Christian out here, but I still have questions and at the same time I'm still curious about what other thinkers think. I've never claimed to be a super-religious person. I go to church pretty regularly, but I ain't gonna lie, church really turns me off sometimes. It be feeling like I'm at a Tyler Perry show sometimes. Especially if I happen to walk in there late.

See, when you get to church on time and sit down, you get to see it from the beginning, so you'll witness how everybody may get caught up in the holy ghost. But man, if you walk up in there late, in the middle of the Christian Crunkness? Shied, you'd swear Jesus and Jay-Z was up there rocking. It looks just like how it gets mocked on TV. I ain't saying anything is wrong with you getting caught up in the spirit. I'm just saying its a trip when you walk in and thats the first thing you see because you can't tell if you're in a house of worship or at concert.

Anyways, back to what I was saying. I still have a lot of questions about religion, not my faith, I'm straight on that, but religion period. I mean, I know a lot of people consider themselves "saved" and feel like they're getting a first class ticket to heaven when they die. But, what about little kids in Pakistan? Are they not "saved" because they might have never heard of Jesus Christ? Are you not "saved" if you might have lived a number of years on this planet doing all the right things in life, but when you hear about Jesus and you're not totally sold on him? Are deaf and/or blind people not saved because they can't hear and/or read the word of God?

So yeah, I was curious to see the movie. Not that I was going expecting for Bill Maher to give me all of life's answers. I just wanted to see what people's reactions were going to be when he went around asking questions...and get a laugh or two in the process.

I was planning on going to see the movie by myself because nobody I knew was effing with it at all. Until I heard from a friend of mines, Fadia, who just so happens to be Muslim, who said she'd roll with me because she was genuinely curious about the film too. From that point on, my anxiousness only increased. Not because I, a Christian, was rolling with a Muslim to watch a film that mocks every religion under the sun. I was just nervous, just because...I knew this movie, although made by a comedian was gonna be some heavy shit. I was also nervous because I actually agreed with a good portion of what Maher had been saying in interviews in the days leading up to the film's release. As much as I think Scientology sounds like the cookiest shit ever, I can sorta understand how someone not raised up to be Christian can look at Christianity with a side-eye. So when he compared the two in an interview, I was mad because it kinda sorta sounded like it could make sense.

Then I remember hearing another interview where Maher felt that "faith" is too often used as a crutch or enabler for people to do crazy shit. Now that, I can agree with. The U.S. wreaking havoc on the Middle East in the name of oil, er, democracy is NOT a mission from G-O-D. That's a mission from G-W-B. But then Maher said some shit about faith only being useful to people who ain't got shit else, like prisoners serving life sentences. That I can't agree with...

But yeah, I was supposed to go see the movie last night...buy my friend flaked out on me. Why? I don't know, I didn't ask. I was kinda relieved. Because by that time I was really feeling strange about going to see it.

So right after that, I hopped in the car to head to head over a friends house and just chill out. In case you don't know, the CD player in my car has been acting a fool lately. I have to be very careful about what I put in there because there's no guarantee that it will ever come back out. So far its been a manageable problem because the two CD's that I have put in there since its been acting up have been great. The first one was some fresh out of the studio new shit from the homie Yelawolf. After the CD player finally decided to relinquish that CD I had to make sure the next one to potentially get stuck in there had to be something I didn't mind hearing everyday all day. So I popped my Goodie Mob Soul Food in there...so yeah, I've been listening to Soul Food endlessly for the last month or so.

So yeah, to bring all of this together for you...I was about to see Religulous. Got flaked on. Hopped in the car and Goodie Mob was playing. The crazy thing about this is not the fact that of all CDs to be stuck in the car it was Soul Food which is pretty much closest thing you can get to Gospel rap without entering the halls of corniness. It was the fact that the CD was on the last song on the album, "The Day After." Yeah, THAT song. Anyone that owns this album and has heard this song knows exactly how I'm feeling right now.

80% through the song playing, I was just tripping off of how out of all the songs that could be playing on my radio right now, THIS one pops up. But then Cee-Lo’s verse came on and I was immediately taken back to my Sophomore year in high school when I first heard the song and heard Cee-Lo say:

I know of a place not too far away
That maybe you and I can both go someday
But I gotta make sure cause I ain't tryin' to stay here
Don't y'all realize that the end is so near
But don't have fear cause you still got time
I hope you wanna come when I'm done with the rhyme
Let me explain so you won't claim you didn't know
And you can make sure that this is where you wanna go
It's all about preparing yourself for the return
And a trip to your soul is the only way you'll learn
But if you choose not to go that ain't my concern
I guess in hell you'll just have to burn
The devil will tell lies and try to trick yo soul to receive it
They tell you that my Lord ain't coming' back and you believe it

Regardless if you listen to me
In the end we'll see...


Needless to say, that verse effed my head up all over again.

Since that was the last song on the album I let go ahead and start over. Soul Food opens with the intro "Free" where Cee-Lo is singing/praying. The first word out his mouth is "Lord." Of course I knew this, but its signifigance wasn't pointed out to me until a year or so ago when I interviewed Goodie Mob about the album, I don't remember which one said so, but I do remember one of them pointing out to me that the first word uttered on the album was "Lord" and that they meant to do that.

But yeah, at this moment I was just thinking about everything else on the album how shied, this album probably had more of an effect on my faith, spirituality and world views than any church preacher or church person has had. Hell I even started thinking about the album cover where all four of them were praying at a dinner table and how Khujo, Big Gipp and T-Mo were praying with their hands open facing up and how Cee-Lo was the only one praying with his hands folded. That image in it self showed me that while people may have different faiths and beliefs they can still co-exist with one another and come to the same table and eat, right?

That takes me back to the original reason why I wanted to see the film Religulous. I wanted to see the ridiculousness that a handful of people have brought into the world via religion...that was all. Like I said earlier, I'm not a super-religious person. I don't think that other people aren't "saved" because they weren't raised the same way I was. I do think that unfortunately, religion has become one of the most divisive ideas on the planet. We can't be cool with each other because we don't practice the same religion or pray differently? I have the right to blow you to smithereens because you ain't getting down with my program, and vice versa? I'm not even going to get into the folks who have turned church into a business that laces their pockets and ravages the pockets of others.

I ain't gonna lie, I'm still curious to see it, hell, I might still mess around and see it. I don't think Maher is bad dude for wanting answers for questions. Contrary to popular belief, dude isn't an atheist. He just doesn't believe in religion and I agree with him on some of his viewpoints towards it.

But at the end of the day, I might still go see the movie, but only when I think I'm ready. I don't think I was quite ready to see that film last night, that's probably why I was nervous. Not saying that I could have been swayed, but hey, anything is possible.

I guess the string of events that happened last night wasn't necessarily God telling "if you pay to see this movie I'm striking you where you stand." I think he was just pulling me to the side for a minute to make sure my mind was right before I did.

All praises due...

Monday, October 6, 2008

Shawty...



I was told earlier today that as an Eastsider I am obligated to posting this video. Yeah, that is damn near true...but please know there are a handful of Eastside music that I am not stepping anywhere near.

But I fux with Capone though, he makes some jammin ass songs. Peep this new vid from UNN on his reintroduction into the game.

What up Grim.

Oh yeah, download Capone's new single "Shawty"...yeah, I'm kinda biased when it comes to my Decatur ish. Had this kinda song came from anybody anywhere else, I prolly wouldn't even sneeze at it. So what though. Don't worry 'bout Shawty's blog...

Young Capone-"Shawty"

A Message From A.LEON CRAFT



Sol Messiah just sent me over some new ish from A.Leon Craft aka Big Mark of Da Backwudz/Labratz fame. He just made his latest mixtape, Mothership Dillaleon, available for download on the net. I haven't listened yet, but the homies haven't let me down yet. Peep it out...

DOWNLOAD: A.Leon Craft-Mothership Dillaleon

Don't Be Surprised When....Episode One



Don't be surprised when...

...you hear about this son of a rich man rapper Stack$ getting his wig split and his shit stolen. Congratulations young man, the entire world knows that you are driving around in $700k car and evidently have more where that came from. Kudos on telling everybody that you live in the Miami area as well.

We here at TheRezidue.com don't wish harm or illness on anybody. We're just saying...don't be surprised if this cat becomes a victim very soon.

R.I.P. Johnny J



This past Friday producer Johnny J died from an apparent suicide in LA County Jail. If the name doesn't sound familiar it because Johnny J was a producer operated in a way where he simply let his music do the talking for him. Though he had a pretty extensive catalog, he will forever be known as "2Pac's producer."

That's the thing about Pac's music, you was so caught up in feeling it that you never really bothered to ask or care "who made the beat?" 9.5 times out of 10 it was Johnny J. Being that you didn't hear dude get named dropped a lot, you get the sense that Johnny himself didn't care that people knew "he made the beat."

For those of you who've bought Pac albums and read the credits Johnny J was already a familiar name. For the rest, just know that the music world really suffered a loss with this one.

R.I.P. Johnny J

Friday, October 3, 2008

Willie The Kid Speaks On "Thang Back"




Not too long ago me and the homie R.E. got invited to Aphilliate's studio to peep some tracks from Willie The Kid's new mixtape project Absolute Greatness. While I was there I asked him a couple questions about the songs he was letting us hear. The song he's talking about here is "Thang Back" which offers his reports on the gun violence in his home town, Grand Rapids, MI aka "Gun Rule."

Song is too appropriate because shied, every time I think of Michigan and its gun lovers, I think about that scene from Bowling For Columbine when Micheal Moore went into this bank that rewards you with a free rifle when you open an account and deposit a certain amount of money. That's wild.

Anyways, check out the video and the song itself, feel free to leave your views.

Absolute Greatness is in stores and online now.

Download: Willie The Kid-"Thang Back"

p.s. this is my first vimeo post. still learning how to use it, and I'm not a big fan of it right now. If the video above video doens't work right for you, click here to peep it on YouTube.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Dear Joe Biden....



"Whattup Joe?" That's a little Chi-town slang for ya, I'm sure Obama's hit you with a couple of those by now. You probably aren't going to get a chance to read this since you're busy preparing for your debate. I'm just writing to make sure that you are doing just that, preparing.

I know its funny to talk about and its provided a lot of comic relief, but don't go into this thinking that Sarah Palin is dumb as a doorknob. Because if you do, you're falling right into the trap. I'm no debate expert, but in my years, I've noticed that debates aren't always about who's right...its about who sounds right.

Yeah, Palin hasn't exhibited the ability to answer direct questions, but, most debates aren't about answering direct questions...they're about talking about what you feel and what you think. Palin is really walking around this bitch thinking that she should be Vice-President and that John McCain is the best man for the Presidential job. A friend once told me, a person who has convinced themselves that they're crazy is way more dangerous than a person who is actually crazy.

So Joe, what I'ma need you to do is enter this debate as if YOU'RE the underdog. Don't fall for Palin's playing dumb routine. You've been on this earth longer than me, you should know by now that a lot of women looooove to play dumb. Some of them do it to seem less intimidating, others do it to fool suckers into doing whatever it is they want. Don't be a sucker Joe.

I need you to act like she is the smartest, best, greatest debater walking the planet and you need to do all that you can to win. Act as if she has all of the answers. Act like she's NOT wearing a skirt.

Even when she doesn't have the answer, don't fall for that shit and stoop to her level by offering a dumb ass answer of your own out of sympathy.

I know its gonna be difficult. You don't wanna get her too bad because then some of these dumb ass voters are gonna claim you was picking on a girl. But fuck that, this is a debate, not a domestic dispute about not taking out the trash. Get her ass Joe. She's in the debate just like you and best believe, she's gonna swing on yo' ass with every intention of knocking you out. Women don't hit dudes not expecting to get hit back*, so give her the business like she stole something. Give her the business like she turned off the football game. Give her the business like she ain't got dinner ready Joe. Whup her ass!

Aight, peace.





*For the record, a woman told me that. I don't hit women, even if they've hit me. Just had to clear that up. I know how people read stuff wrong on the internet.

Grind Time X Grand Hustle?



Tip dropped his album this past Tuesday...did he also drop a hint in this interview? All I know is the other times these two dudes have hooked up have been nothing less than fie...if all of this comes to pass, we could be looking at a straight up Southern Roc-A-Fella/Dip Set type thing. I'll keep ya'll posted if/when/as stuff develops.

The "era of the bullshit" just might be coming to an end...no?

Clip spotted @ Kaos' Spot

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Rock City Puts Out A "F*ckin'" Mixtape



If you ain't up on Rock City, here is your chance to get introduced...

I've been watching these cats since they was rocking Club Crucial a few years back. Its been said that they are too Dancehall for Hip Hop and too Hip Hop for Dancehall...either way they make some dope ish. After building an industry buzz from writing some of your favorite pop records, it looks like they're finally getting the looks they need as artists. They are set to drop an album on Interscope pretty soon, but until then check out their Put The F*ckin Album Out mixtape.

Download Put The F*ckin Album Out

Monday, September 29, 2008

Killer Mike Comments....on the Commenters



In case you haven't seen it already. Check out this footage of Mike commenting on the commenters. You are being watched.

Friday, September 26, 2008

A Quick Laugh...

I just spotted this list over @ Turf Scholar...funny as hell

All of these are companies that didn’t spend quite enough time considering how their online names might appear - and be misread…

1. Who Represents is where you can find the name of the agent that represents any celebrity. Their Web site is: www.whorepresents.com


2. Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island at: www.penisland.net

3. Need a therapist? Try Therapist Finder at: www.therapistfinder.com

4. There’s the Italian Power Generator company: www.powergenitalia.com

5. And the designers at Speed of Art await you at their wacky Web site: www.speedofart.com

Here are some other ones that are dead now...i guess they wised up.

Experts Exchange is a knowledge base where programmers can exchange Advice and views at: www.expertsexchange.com

And don’t forget the Mole Station Native Nursery in New South Wales: www.molestationnursery.com

If you’re looking for IP computer software, there's always: www.ipanywhere.com

The First Cumming Methodist Church Web site is: www.cummingfirst.com

T.I. Is Not (For) Free!!!



A message from Mr. Harris...pretty much saying you can have "Whatever You Like" as long as you paying for it...can't be mad at that.

shouts to Corey

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Boaz-"Gettin Mine"



Showing love to my birthplace on this one. Boaz has been making alot of noise on the underground and he's starting to get some recognition. Had to post this video because shied, music videos being shot in Pittsburgh are a rarity. The only thing that gets filmed there consistently are episodes of COPS.

One time for for the Northside, Charles St., Manchester and all that there...

I just saw that yellow Pirates hat the other, might have to go'head and cop.

Willie The Kid Speaks On Absolute Greatness



A week, maybe two weeks ago, me and the homie R.E. got invited to the Aphilliates office to take a listen to Willie the Kid's new mixtape Absolute Greatness. It was pretty dope. All of the production was top notch and he didn't waste words, which is all I ask of rappers nowadays. I asked Willie some questions about the mixtape and the songs which I will be posting over the next couple of days leading up to its Septemeber 30th release date, here is the first vid breaking down exactly what this project is going to be and do.

Oh yeah, here is the first single off the mixtape "For the Love of Money" featuring Trey Songz, Gucci Mane, La the Darkman, Yung Joc and Bun B. I mean, this song is cool...



Trey getting his Bone Thugs on and the video reminds you of "Dead Presidents" and Bun didn't sound to excited. I myself ain't really into the "money, money, money" songs but I know there are people who are. And shied, if you've been watching the news and hell, just living in this country for the last few years, money is still the shit to talk about.

I guess the dope thing about this song is that Willie didn't let himself get bodied on his own track even though Gucci Mane did his thing on there. Speaking of Gucci, dude couldn't pick a worst time to get jammed up. I swear like two new Gucci songs/videos come out a day now with a mixtape dropping every week and a half. Damn dude...

Anyways, Willie the Kid is a dope MC who takes his craft seriously, you gotta respect that. Keep checking back to hear a couple more songs off the project.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

John McCain Is A P.A.N.



So Mr. McCain, this is what you do in the face of adversity? Run and duck off in a corner and "suspend" your campaign and try and cancel the debate you know you wasn't ready for to begin with. Worst off you agree to address the American people alongside Obama only to hop on TV first to try and look good, and then try to convince Obama to run and hide with you? In that token, Obama, I know you're all about inclusion, but you should probably put down the Kanye and Common CDs and pick up some UGK...they told you, "never let hoe ass niggas riiiiiide."

I never considered you a war hero Mr. McCain, you was just a dumbass who got caught by the other team. But still, I thought you had some balls off GP. I was wrong. If this isn't a sign of a man not well equipped for the job of President of the United States, I don't know what is. So, just as I dedicated "Bitch Please" to Hillary Clinton, I am dedicating "P.A.N." to you. Because based on your behavior, that is exactly what you are...

Ray Cash feat. Bun B, T.I. & Pastor Troy-"P.A.N."

Art, Beats & Lyrics in Da Sipp


ABL JACKSON, MS from Fray Wall on Vimeo.

Art, Beats & Lyrics continued its tour through the South, this time landing in Jackson, Mississippi. I hate that I had to miss this, good thing I caught the Atlanta show. Here is some footage of the festivities.

Shout out to Jabari and Dubulyoo for doing it and Fray for filming it.

Clay Gay? You Don't Say ?



Can't say I went to bed hoping that this would be the first thing I saw in the morning, but fugg it, this ish is funny...literally...



...but not really.

Really, like I said, its too early in the morning for this shit man. I really don't know what to say other than this is some ol' bullshit. If you gonna be gay dawg, just be gay dawg. The Clay Aiken's of the world kill me when they come out the closet in the media. So what nigga? You gay? So? You act like we didn't know that shit already.

When I was younger I used to think I hated gay folk, but now I don't think I really have a personal problem with them. I think I know a couple, they aight. I mean shit, if I was about to get hit by a car and a gay person chose to save me from getting hit, I ain't about to tell them "get yo gay ass away from me!" as a speeding car approached. If a gay person wants to business...CUT THE CHECK! I ain't saying I'm about to do gay shit for the check, I'm saying if they want to hire me for my services...cut the check. Had to clear that up, I know how shit can sound on the internet.

I pretty much treat them the same way I do every one else, I just choose to limit my conversation with most of them...the same way I do bums in the street asking for money, dumb ass niggas I used to go to school with that I haven't seen in a few years or people I probably just don't feel like talking to.

I think I more or less have a problem with lying ass gay dudes ("down low brothas") out there "fucking up the pussy population" as the late great Pimp C said. That kind of behavior is just all around foul. The other thing I think I have a problem with is just blatantly gay ass shit. You know, stuff that some gay folks do to let you know that they are gay even though you didn't ask their ass.

I remember one time I went on a little date to a mexican restaurant a couple years ago one weekend. Unbenowst to me, it was Gay Pride weekend. So after my and my girl sat down at the table a got the drinking, we kinda looked around and noticed they hey, it was a lot of gay people around. It didn't bother neither me or my date really. We were both straight and we were there with each other. Gay people being around wasn't gonna make the food taste any better or worst.

But then, some big ass Black Homer Simpson lookin' muthafucka walked up in there with a got damn pink tutu on. When I saw that shit I was like "cmon now man, giat dayum." I laughed at first at the sight of it. Then I got a little disgusted. Then I just angry because I started thinking "damn my nigga, all these gay white folk in here acting normal, yo Black ass gotta be the one in a got damn tutu." So even in our gayest moments, niggas still gotta do nigga shit. I'm pretty sure there were other gay folk in there looking at him like he was crazy too.

The other Gay thing I have a problem with is when some of them think they supposed to get afforded certain shit, just because they Gay. I remember one time when I was buying some plane tickets on Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia, one of them...I saw a link that said "Gay Travel"...the fuck is "Gay Travel." I wanted to click on it just to see if their were any "gay discounts" because if there was I was gonna raise hell. I didn't see any "Black Travel," "Young Travel" got damn "I Ain't Got That Much Money" travel...why was there "Gay travel." I thought Gay people were already everywhere dawg, you mean to tell me they got secret cities, hotels, airlines and shit now?

Or what about when Gay people think folks hate on them or discriminate on them, just because they're gay. Like, that basketball player John Amaechi. When he came out the closet, he tried to make it look like he was blackballed from the NBA because he was gay. Nah, you ain't in the league anymore because you sorry as hell. Which reminds me of something else. I went for wangs and thangs with some friends and associates last night. One of the girls that was with us was talking about how she found out the homecoming king for her old high school played in a "gay basketball" league on some reality show. The fuck is "gay basketball?" Really man? Do they bang harder in the paint? Do they commit "soft fouls." Do they play with WNBA balls? The hell? I thought basketball was basketball.

I remember when I used to work at this BS summer job back in 1999. This one dude that worked there was gay as hell. He didn't bother nobody, but he was gay as all outdoors. But, he also was a poor performer and showed up when he felt like it. So, when he gets fired, he comes back claiming discrimination because of his "alternative lifestyle"...nah brah, your "lazy lifestyle" is what got you fired. Being gay ain't shit to do with you not coming to work...or maybe it did, haha.

But yeah, about Gay Aiken (don't act like ya'll wasn't already calling him that). Dude just seems to be doing a little too much. From reading the articles related to this People cover story, dude is a newly born again Christian, a new father (through artificial insemenation of course, he ain't touching the p*ssy) and he is "newly" gay. Got damn buddy, you got alot going on don't ya? Usually, those things are heavy one at time, he taking on all three!

On top of that, like, why he gotta come out being a father the same time he come out being gay? Its as if him saying "Im a Gay man" ain't enough. He has to say "Im a Gay dad" too. The fuck does that shit mean? You a "Gay dad?" But yet you imply you aren't gonna raise the child any particular way? Yeah ok. I mean, a "bad Dad" definatitely raises his kid a certain way. Just like a "rich dad," "poor dad," "tough dad," "lazy dad," "drunk dad," raises their kid a certain way, even if they don't try to.

Plus, shit, I might be getting my Captain Obvious on, but Clay Aiken is gay as hell! I hate to sound stereotypical but, can you imagine Clay Aiken teaching his son how to fix shit around the house? Talk to girls? Lift heavy shit with your knees, not your back? What if the kid wants to play in Little League sports...when its time to pay dues or volunteer for practice is Clay gonna be on some "well, I can't do that, because I'm a Gay dad." I mean, I'm sure Clay will teach the child how to do normal human tasks...and judging from the photo, he'll be dressing the kid in blue instead of pink...but teach him to be a man? Not sure, I guess that's where the other mommy is gonna have to step in. I don't know, maybe that's just me being stupid for thinking that he can't.

But really, none of this is my business anyway and I really don't care. The whole situation just looked comical to me and it gave me a good laugh. "I'm a Gay dad" GTFOH with that shit man. Hahahahaha.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Call In For Troy Davis



Just in case you haven't heard about this case, Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis is scheduled to be executed tonight at 7pm for his involvement in a 1991 cop killing. He was found guilty for murder but since then 7 of the 9 witness in the case have recanted their testimony saying they were pressured and threatened by police. No murder weapon was ever found. There was no DNA or physical evidence against Mr. Davis. More than enough reasonable doubt. Georgia has refused to reopen the case after the witnesses recanted, saying "it would cost too much."

Although things are looking bleak, its still not too late to fight for Mr. Davis if you believe that this is wrong. You can call 404.656.5712, the Georgia Board of Pardons, and simply say "I'm calling to ask for clemency for Troy Davis."

I did it and got through on the first try. Some folks are saying that the line is busy now, but keep trying. If you can't get through, send up a prayer.

UPDATE: Call this number instead...(404)657-9350

UPDATE 2: Troy Davis granted stay of execution.

Chris Rocks The Clintons



I don't think I've watched a David Letterman show since the day the Knicks vs. Rockets NBA Finals game was interrupted by footage of some dude eluding cops in a White Ford Bronco. But, this clip is one I wished I'd saw.

Damn, I don't have HBO, I gotta find a way to watch the Chris Rock special that's about to come on.

Bishop Lamont-"Grow Up" (prod. by Dr. Dre)



When I got this email from the homie D-Ray this morning I got excited, but then when I listened I realized that I heard this a while ago. I guess this is the official version of it and the other thing I heard was a radio rip. Either way though, the song is still dope.

I've been a fan of Bishop Lamont for a while now and I'm really looking forward to his long awaited The Reformation album he's supposed to be dropping on Aftermath. Because to tell you the truth, I think he's exhausted the mixtape circuit. Who I Gotta Kill To Get A Record Deal is what got him one. Welcome 2 L.A. had some joints. On My Way to Own tha Biz showed he had staying power. Nigger Noize was fie. Caltroit was pretty good. Pope Mobile was dope.

But I don't know about the last one he dropped, The Confessional, shit was kinda boring. That's usually a sign that its time to "grow up" to the next level instead of just recording and releasing practice sessions.

Anyways, different variations of this track have been floating around on the net over the last few months but it looks and sounds like this is the official one. Bishop is dropping some grown man ish on this one, check it out. Oh yeah...the beat is "vintage" Dr. Dre, interpret that however you want, you know how Dre can be on the boards sometimes...

Bishop Lamont-"Grow Up" (prod. by Dr. Dre)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Devin Not Landing In Atlanta



Damn, I just checked this out over at the Coughee Spot. I don't want to jump to conclusions or point fingers, but either Devin ain't got love for Atlanta or Atlanta ain't got love for Devin. Judging on the crowd that stuck around to see him at Club Crucial when DJ Princess Cut brought him down in '06, I'm not sure which way to lean.

All I'm saying is damn, I would have really liked to see some Devin. But it looks like if the Dude ever does manage to come back to Atlanta, it ain't gonna be until damn near next year. Those are alot of back-to-back dates Dev, I hope you don't lose "Yo Mind." I guess instead of complaining about clubs and promoters the only bring out big ballin ass celebs, I gotta get my weight up so I can make these types of things happen my damn self.

But, if you're going to be in any of these cities on those dates, go see the Dude. He does a good show and is known to perform never before heard stuff that isn't on any of his albums. And for all you smokers out there, he shares with the crowd.

This still sucks though.

E-40 feat. Turf Talk-"Got Rich Twice"



40 Water emailed this to me late Friday, but yeah...I kinda BS'ed around on posting it because hell, I figured folks wasn't gonna be checking for any REZIDUE on a Friday night or over a good weekend of football. But here it is fresh for you on Monday morning.

I heard alot of complaining about 40's last album, saying he was getting away from what he was known for. Not sure what album they heard, because the one I heard was dope. I think he did a good job of balancing that Yay Area game spitting with the Southern/Commercial appeal Lil Jon brought to the table.

From the sounds of this song, 40 is going all the way Bay this time around. Vintage 40.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

***UPDATED***Killer Mike's Sunday Morning Massacre 666-"Belly of the Beast" feat. Charles Manson

UPDATE: Video Added



Killer Mike borrows some ill monologue from Charles Manson to give a truthful account of the prison system that all of your other favorite rappers (besides Alfamega maybe) seem to leave out of their tough guy raps. This track should be mandatory listening for Scared Straight programs nationwide (Mike had a very potent song called "Scared Straight" on the Monster album back in '03, might wanna look that up too).

If you thought the previous Sunday Morning Massacre's were vicious, your ears might not be ready for this one. Shouts out to J-PLYMP the Beatchefs on the beat.

Killer Mike's Sunday Morning Massacre 666-"Belly of the Beast" feat. Charles Manson (prod. by The Beatchefs)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Bourne Opinion



Not sure how many of you have seen this already. But Matt Damon went off on Palin, funny stuff.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Killer Mike's Sunday Morning Massacre Video Commentary



By now you should have heard Killer Mike's latest Massacre, "The Devil Is A Lie." Well, to compound the effect of the songs message here is some video commentary captured after his performance at Fuggin Awesome this past Saturday. Whether you're a rapper or a rap fan, after watching this you have to ask yourself...are you an agent?

Shout out to UNN

Monday, September 15, 2008

2008 BET Hip Hop Awards Nominees



BET released the nominations for their 2008 Hip Hop Awards show today, no surprises here.

Although I've been to the last two, never really got what the fuss was about. The first one in 2006 was basically an Atlanta rap popularity contest, which can't be blamed on the artists, hell, they was running shit at the time, plus Atlanta was the host city. But, I knew that this award show couldn't be trusted when they didn't nominate E40 for shit, even though he had two of the biggest singles that year.

In 2007, they tried to make up for leaving 40 Water out the previous year by having him MC the show, it was a good look. But they still messed up pretty much leaving the West Coast (except for Snoop Dogg of course) out, something I've mentioned in a blog long long ago.

So now, the 2008 edition is upon us and really, what are we going to see in this show that we haven't already? Really though, is it me or does it seem like the same 7 mahfuggas are nominated for all the awards? Say what you want, but that's why I think the Ozone Awards, as hood as it is, is relevant because at least there, while you may see the same 7 mahfuggas, you'll also get to see a bunch of other folks get some love.

Alot of people have been asking if I'm going, and really, I hadn't planned on it. Yeah, I guess its supposed to be my job to go, but fuck that show and everything like it right now. Getting tired of this mundane hamster wheel shit. The only surprise about last years show was seeing Katt Williams run out on stage to lip synch T.I.'s lyrics since he got jammed up earlier that day. And the only fun thing was the Konsole Kingz gaming lounge. Other than that, it was the same ol' bullshit.

For all of ya'll that's going, let me know how it is. Here are the nominees with who I think SHOULD win in "bigolmuddafugginletters" (c) Witchdoctor. Who I know is gonna win will be in italics.

Best Hip Hop Video
David Banner f/ Chris Brown and Yung Joc – Get Like Me
Common – I Want You
DJ Khaled f/ Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Lil Wayne, Fat Joe, Birdman and Rick Ross – I’m So Hood (The Remix)
Lil Wayne f/ Static – Lollipop
Snoop Dogg – Sensual Seduction
Kanye West f/ T-Pain – Good Life

Best Hip Hop Collabo
David Banner f/ Chris Brown and Yung Joc – Get Like Me
DJ Khaled f/ Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Lil Wayne, Fat Joe, Birdman and Rick Ross – I’m So Hood (The Remix)
Flo Rida f/ T-Pain – Low
Plies f/ Ne-Yo – Bust It Baby Pt. 2
Kanye West f/ T-Pain – Good Life

Best Live Performer
Busta Rhymes
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
T.I.
Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year (this should pretty much be renamed the "Swagger Like Us" award)
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Nas
T.I.
Kanye West

Video Director of the Year (where's Flyy Kai and Dr. Teeth, what all did Hype do this past year?)
Gil Green
R. Malcolm Jones
Rage
Chris Robinson
Hype Williams

Producer of the Year
Akon
Bangladesh (my guy, deserves it for being slept-on for so long)
David Banner
J.R. Rotem
The Runners

MVP of the Year
DJ Khaled
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
T.I.
Kanye West

Track of the Year
A Milli – Lil Wayne produced by Bangladesh
Dey Know – Shawty Lo produced by Balis Beatz
Good Life – Kanye West f/ T-Pain produced by Kanye West and DJ Toomp
Lollipop – Lil Wayne f/ Static produced by Jim Jonsin & Deezle
Roc Boys (And the Winner Is) – Jay-Z produced by Sean Combs & The Hitmen

CD of the Year
Jay-Z – American Gangster
Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III
Lupe Fiasco – Lupe Fiasco’s “The Cool”
Nas – Untitled
Kanye West – Graduation

Rookie of the Year (since artists with no albums are nominated, where B.O.B. at?)
Ace Hood
Flo Rida
Maino
Rocko
Shawty Lo

DJ of the Year (where's DJ Scream and DJ Skee?, most of these names are actually A&Rs)
DJ Drama (he still physically DJs and puts out tapes)
DJ Felli Fel
DJ Khaled
DJ Tony Neal
DJ Greg Street

Hustler of the Year
50 Cent
DJ Khaled
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
P. Diddy

Alltel Wireless People’s Champ Nominees
Lil Wayne – A Milli
Lupe Fiasco f/ Matthew Santos – Superstar
Plies f/ Ne-Yo – Bust It Baby Pt. 2
Rick Ross f/ Nelly and Avery Storm – Here I Am
Young Jeezy f/ Kanye West – Put On
Yung Berg f/ Casha – The Business

Hottest Hip Hop Ringtone of the Year
Flo Rida f/ T-Pain – Low
Lil Wayne f/ Static – Lollipop
Plies f/ Ne-Yo – Bust It Baby Pt. 2
Rocko – Umma Do Me
Yung Berg f/ Casha – The Business

Best UK Hip Hop Act (I ain't gonna lie, only person I know on here is Dizzee)
Chipmunk
Dizzee Rascal
Ghetto
Giggs
Skepta
Wiley

Devin the Dude-"El Grande Nalgas"




Some more new Devin the Dude from the upcoming Landing Gear album. For those of us who forgot all of our Spanish from high school, "el grande nalgas" means "big booty" in Spanish. So you can only imagine where Devin goes with this one. All I can say is I feel him on this song. There have been plenty of times that I've been out and wanted to holler at one of our Latin sistas but literally didn't know what to say. Repeating "muy bonita" only gets you but so far.

Well, hold on, I remember I actually did get a Latina once. I hollered because she had "el grande senos." But come to find out she also had "damn tres niƱos" and a "loco marido"...so I had to end that quick.

Anyways, peep the song and share what you think about it...

Devin the Dude-"El Grande Nalgas"

Landing Gear in stores October 7th. Devin is completely indie now, so make sure you go out and support...

Killer Mike's Sunday Morning Massacre V: "The Devil Is A Lie"



Killer Mike holds his tongue for no one, resulting in many people to think he is simply "dissing" somebody when he speaks the truth. Mike doesn't make petty "diss" records, he simply attacks spirits of stupidity, ignorance and fake shit.

On the fifth installment of the Sunday Morning Massacre, "The Devil Is A Lie" Mike appropriately borrows Young Jeezy's "My President Is Black" beat and speaks on everything from no jobs in Detroit birthing the Big Meech's of the world, why Clinton did more to destroy Black people than Bush did and some well deserved bragging about how your favorite rappers love to borrow from him.



I'll leave it up to you to develop your own thoughts about the song, or we can talk about it in the comments.

Killer Mike's Sunday Morning Massacre V: "The Devil Is A Lie"

Friday, September 12, 2008

Texting Your Way To Love




Friday night and I'm still making blogpost. Rough week, don't really feel up to anything. But this made me laugh.

Senor Kaos-Girls Rock Too!



Shout out to the homie Kaos showing the ladies some love without getting a R&B singer on the hook and rhyming about things other than doing all the things their man won't/can't do. Share this with your friends.

Bow Wow Gets Skunked



When Young Jeezy said "I'll be damned if I let b*tch Bow Wow me" I don't think this is what he had in mind. Here is some exclusive footage from Konsole Kingz (the ones who started this whole Hip Hop Gaming and Bow Wow vs. Game thing, give credit ya'll) of Game skunking Bow Wow a.k.a. "Muhammed Pee Wee."

I don't even play Madden (I'm a basketball dude), but I'm mad at Bow Wow picking the sorry ass Bengals and Game picking the automatic Patriots. That's just like a dude picking the Bulls on NBA Jam and going against the Timberwolves or something. Cmon now, make it interesting. Anyways, enjoy the vid.