2/27/08

Erykah Badu & Nancy Wilson

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2/26/08

Talib Kweli: I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T do you know what that means?!

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2/22/08

Dilla says, TURN IT UP!


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TRACK LISTING:


1. Peanut Buter Wolf Speaks about Dilla (Exclusive D2S Interview)
2. "TURN IT UP!" Intro
3. Trade - Dilla, this one's for you
4. Black Thought - Love Movin'
5. Slum Village - What's Love Got to do With It
6. Slum Village - Look of Love
7. Slum Village - The Look of Love
8. Dwele - Keep On
9. Jamiroquai - Black Capricorn Day (Jay Dee Remix)
10. 9 Yards - Find a Way (Jay Dee Remix)
11. A Tribe Called Quest - That Sh*t
12. Steve Spacek - Eve (Remix)
13. Wale Oyejide - Theres A War Going On (feat. Jay Dee)
14. J. Dilla & Guilty Simpon - Baby
15. J. Dilla - Diamonds (Prod. by Notts)
16. Busta Rhymes - Show Me What You Got
17. Phat Kat - My Own Label
18. J. Dilla & Guilty Simpson - Strapped
19. Nottz & J. Dilla - Coke on Plastic (Prod. by Nottz)
20. PPP (Feat. Jay Dee) - Act Like You Know
21. Guilty Simpson - Clap Your Hands
22. Busta Rhymes w/ Mick Boogie - Step Up
23. Slum Village - Fat Cat Song
24. Consequence - Rock-n-Roll
25. Common - The Movement
26. Charisma - My World Premier (J. Dilla Remix)
27. Black Milk & J. Dilla - Stupid (Prod. by B.R. Gunna)
28. Jay Dee - Make 'em NV
29. Jaylib - Plain To See
30. J. Dilla - Do Ya Thang (Prod. by B.R. Gunna)
31. Four Tet w/ J. Dilla & Guilty Simpson - Serious As Your Life (Remix)
32. Common - The Light (the Hook)
33. Common feat. Erykah Badu - The Light (Remix)
34. J. Dilla and Trade - Won't Do (Remix)
35. Wonway Possibul - I Had a Dream
36. Donut World (Prod. by REL)
37. Madlib speaks on Dilla (Exclusive D2S Interview)








2/20/08

Queen Latifah - Just Another Day

This was by no means her biggest hit, but this was one of my Favorite Queen Latifah songs (this one, and her tribute to New Jersey). I woke up so many times with this song in my head, because of the classic hook. I think it's one of the best hooks Hip Hop has ever heard! It's relavent to everyone, and it gets ingrained in your mental. Everyone talks about when's Lauren gonna start rhymin, but DAMN! WHY WON'T SOMEONE SAY THE SAME ABOUT DANA OWENS!? She was one of the best emcees to bless the mic...not FEMALE emcees, but EMCEES...this is like another life for her, and it's people like her that we need to save what they help cultivate.



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2/18/08

Weather Report








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2/12/08

That 'Nigger' Nas

THe 2008 grammy's was the first award show that I've seen more than half an hour of in the last 10 years easily, and I think this was a good one to see. The two things that I think will definitely be remembered is Kanye West tellin the production crew to silence the music (which you gotta appreciate no matter WHAT type of music you listen to), and Nas wearing the shirt with the word 'Nigger' across his chest.
First off, I was (and still am) shocked at the amount of attention nd response to Nas' last album 'Hip Hop is Dead'. I thought the title was a bold statement, but I never thought I'd see rappers taking the Album title personaly, the explosion of Hip Hop Properganda T-Shirts, countless 'Hip Hop Ain't Dead' titled Mixtapes etc. But I think Nas' new title transends the boundaries of Hip Hop. His interview with this blond haired, blue eyed reporter, she asked him about it, and as I expected, Nas defended his stance. He uses the word Nigger (not to be confused with the equaly offensive to some, not as abrasive to most spelling or pronunciation 'Nigga') as a symbolic reference to all the oppresion that people of all races face, all over the world, and the eplanation is given to the reporter on live television with no hesitation. The word is so powerful, He even equates the word Nigger to the meaningless war in Iraq, a topic which takes a back seat in this instance. When Nas includes EVERYONE in his list of people who have faced discrimination, "Even Me and You" he tells this bubbly, hot-topic, inside-scoop, reporter, she literally freezes...and doesn't say anything for a good 3 seconds....and she doens't know WHAT to say. I wonder what she was thinking about in those couple seconds. 'Did he just call me a Nigger?' 'I'm not a Nigger, am I?' 'I thought only Black people could be Niggers...' 'Why am I included in this plight?' 'Should I ask a follow up Question?' What she did, which is dodge the topic completely, was most likely applauded by her co-workers and peers. 'Great professionalism.' 'Way to keep your composure.' But that's unknown. Nas did not only explain the title of his shirt, but he also was able to get in a few jabs at the president as well. I bet CNN wish they didn't run into Nas that night! CNN, who probably puts Nas in the same box as 50 Cent, The Ying Yang Twins, and Missy Elliot, probably expected a much less informative two minute interview from Nas, or they knew who they were fuckin with, and felt like they were forced to do the interview because he was nominated. Regardless, the reporter probably took a leave of absence after the ceremony!
The fact of the matter is that I think its great that Nas is tackling a topic that has been an epidemic in not only the Black community, but in every Urban and Suburban community across the country. I think it is also noteworthy that Nas is touching on this topic on musics biggest stage. He could have just as easily done this at the Source Awards, or the Vibe Awards, or the MTV Music Awards, but he wanted EVERYONE to see it...from Bluegrass, to Gospel, from CNN, to BET...Everyone. And truthfully, if I'd like to hear anyone talk about the word Nigger, have an album titled Nigger, or be the voice of the Hip Hop community regarding the word Nigger, it would be Nas. Not Jay-Z, not Lil' Wayne, not Kanye West, but Nas.

I'd like to hear Joan Rivers comment on THAT 'ensemble'!

2/1/08

Onyx / Dead Prez - Last Dayz




One of the tightest, forgotten beats in Hip Hop. I wasn't a big Onyx fan, but I can definitely appreciate their contribution to Hip Hop. they paved the way for anyone who shouted and literally spat on a mic. They're the reason you need a pop screen for recording! I don't thing they get credit for paving the way for a lot of the artists that profited for yellin while rappin, but they got a loyal fan base (especially after readin the youtube comments. I really like how Dead Prez remade the song on their Mixtape. In all honesty, I was expecting a lil better, but you know, it was still fresh.




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