7/31/08

Dodger Blue, baby

If you haven't heard by now, Manny Ramirez now bleeds Dodger Blue, and as you can see here, he couldn't wait to get into his new Blue and White fit!

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Also, I gotta give Baron Davis some props for showin his true L.A. colors and coming out to the ol' ballpark.

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DISSIN' BAY AREA AND BOSTON FANS WITH ONE POST! DON'T EVER COUNT L.A. OUT! HAHA

Yao AND Ron Artest

Ok...MAYBE I jumped the gun putting Ron Artest and Yao Ming at odds. But still, its gonna be interesting how this odd couple gets along. Here's an interview from PTI today and Artest explains the comments.


Yao vs. Ron Artest

Well...not really, but there was definitely an interesting back and forth between the two, and were both said remarks that I thought were poorly said, and came off in a way that opens themselves up to a hot topic of debate. I'm not sure how race and/or driven you can make these comments out to be, or if these two are showing exactly how opposite they are, or if I'm making a big deal out of nothing. Either way, I wanna share this excerpt from and ESPN article, and I'm interested to hear what people have to say.



The potential trade of Ron Artest to the Houston Rockets may have gotten off on the wrong foot over comments made by Artest's potential teammate, Yao Ming, about Artest's stormy past.

A day after the Rockets and Sacramento Kings agreed in principle to a deal sending Artest to Houston for Bobby Jackson, Donte Greene and a first-round draft pick, Yao expressed concerns about team chemistry to the Houston Chronicle and referenced Artest's involvement in the 2004 brawl with Pistons fans.

"Hopefully, he's not fighting anymore and going after a guy in the stands," Yao said, according to the Chronicle.

When asked about those comments, Artest said Yao had bought into "all the propaganda" about him, according to The Sacramento Bee.

"I understand what Yao said, but I'm still ghetto," Artest said, according to the report. "That's not going to change. I'm never going to change my culture. Yao has played with a lot of black players, but I don't think he's ever played with a black player that really represents his culture as much as I represent my culture. Once Yao Ming gets to know me, he'll understand what I'm about.

If you go back to the brawl, that's a culture issue right there. Somebody was disrespecting me, so he's got to understand where I'm coming from. People that know me know that Ron Artest never changed."

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Virgo Red

The 60's Straight Ahead Jazz is definitely cool, and I can listen to it all day, but let me quote the ever so insightful words of Gwen Stefani when I say "This my Shit!" (Sorry, I won't do that again). One of the biggest contributers to Hip Hop, Roy Ayers is one of the greatest musicians that the world has ever seen. This is one of those covers that you look at and say to yourself, "Man, I know this is heat" (maybe not in those exact words) Anything with "Roy Ayers" and "197-" is some of the illest shit ever, heres just one joint. Don't trip, I'll post more later!

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Get Roy Ayers Ubiquity Virgo Red Here

7/30/08

Camron - Let the Beat Build

Here's some new Ca for y'all, and he hasn't missed a step (which isn't sayin TOO much). Listen to it, and you'll hear that Cam is up to his same ol' antics. You can Hate it, or you can love it, but you gotta admit that no one does it like Cam! (Does anyone remember those "Who is Cam'Ron?" stickers?)

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Download that Killa Cam Right Hurr

http://www.zshare.net/audio/162247116e8771a7/
http://sharebee.com/f39403e4





Murs and 9th Wonder - Sweet Lord

I gotta admit...9th wonder is steppin his game up! I've always liked his beats, but that snare can only be used so many times. I think over the last few years, hes heard the critism, and really started to tinker with the formula. Murs definitely holds down the rhymes in the way he knows best. All n all, it's a great project, but then cant complain. it's free. On behalf of the Hip Hop commmunity, thank you.

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Download and Donate at www.mursand9thwonder.com

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7/29/08

Barack Obama campaign art

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My boy Aries gave me a link to the Upper Playground blog to check out one of their posts, and upon looking further, I read about how Upper Playground artists have contributed to the Barack Obama campaign. NPR also spent talking about the unusual and unprecidented campaigning for Obama, and how his candidacy is being backed in ways this country has never seen. Here I have posted the 8 minute NPR interview with Steve Siedman who is the associate professor and chair of the Department of Strategic Communication, and I have also posted the art with artist recognition from the Upper Playground artists. www.npr.org


Listen to the interview



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This is the poster which was referenced in the article, but was not done
(to my knowledge) by the Upper Playground artists




These are Barack Obama posters done by Upper Playground artists.
www.upperplayground.com
www.upperplaygroundglobal.blogspot.com

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7/28/08

JAYLIB vs. J-ROCC

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I didn't realize it when this promotional mix came out, but this could be one of the greatest mixes that has ever been released. Two of the best producers the game has ever seen vs. one of the best DJs to bless the turntables. Unfoutunately, this collaboration will never be duplicated, but thank the Hip Hop gods they were able to hammer out one project for us to remember. October 7th will mark the 5 year anniversary of the historic joint project, but why wait till then to pay homage?! Let's pretend it's 2003 all over again, and you're getting this promotional mix for the first time.



Download JAYLIB vs J-ROCC



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7/27/08

Remembering Dilla

I spent a good amount of time looking for any and every Dilla picture I could find online. Respect to all the photographers and artists that contributed.


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...one of the greatest