1/30/09

Joe Henderson - Canyon Lady

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1. Tres Palabras
2. Las Palmas
3. Canyon Lady
4. All Things Considered


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Bud Bowl

I'm not a fan of promoting on the blog, but this is the perfect time to post this. I want to thank the good people at Budweiser for unfortunately ingraining these memories into my subconscious, and me having to relive the Bud Bowl every Super Bowl Season. It's even sadder to admit that my friends and I talked about the Bud Bowl the Monday after the Super Bowl.
I always thought they should bring it back, but when I watched it today, I can see how lame it is. PLUS, I wouldn't want any kids to have the same thoughts as I 20 years from now.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but they stopped after Bud Bowl VI



1/29/09

U-N-I - Before There Was Love




B4 there wuz <3



Theophilus London - Jam (Mixtape)


JaM

1/27/09

The Roots - Organix

This album is the reason why the 'Do You Want More??!!!?!' album started on track 13 (I think it was 13).

I remember one of my friends from my High School years told me, "I'll give you $100 if you can find The Roots 'Organix' album on vinyl". He was the one to tell me about the uncommonly known Roots album. I laughed, knowing I would never find the album, ESPECIALLY on wax (for all of you 21 and under, this was around 1998, so it was BEFORE you can just google the album title and have a free download waiting for you)
The NEXT TIME I went to the record store (now defunct Aron's records on Highland), I found it. And I couldn't believe it. I called my friend (NOT right then and there, I had to wait till I got home...no cell phones) and I told him I found it. He couldn't believe either.

My bubble was bursted when I realized they had re-issued the album.

Regardless, It's here.




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1/26/09

The Roots - Silent Treatment Remixes


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Classic Remixes. I have to share w/ my folks.


Kelo's Remix



Question's Remix



Da Beatminerz Remix



Black Thought's 87 You and Yours Remix



Original Version


The Roots - Quicksand Millennium

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Quicksand Millennium


Quicksand Millennium (Alternate Version)

Mos Def - Workin it Out





WORK IT!

1/25/09

Mos Def & Amel Larrieux - Get Up (Remix)






Get Up Remix

Mos Def - Shinjiro






Shinjiro...


1/24/09

Mos Def - I Against I





I vs. I

1/23/09

Blue Mitchell - The Thing to Do



The THING to do.

Phonte from Little Brother disses Kanye West's 808

(taken from www.hiphopdx.com)
Recently, Phonte of Little Brother spoke his mind on Kanye West's latest album, 808s and Heartbreak [click to read] on the Conspiracy Worldwide Radio podcast.

When the topic of Kanye was brought up, Phonte made no secret of how he felt about Ye's latest project. "I heard pretty much most of the Kanye album," he said. "I didn't like it. I was just like 'get the fuck out of here.'

"I honestly thought it was an act of cowardice," continued Phonte. "I think if you're gonna make the creative leap to sing, then really sing. Let your voice come out, and let people hear all the eccentricities and all the little idiosyncrasies in your voice. That's what makes you uniquely you...Imagine if Aretha Franklin used Auto-Tune on 'Respect.'"

Phonte added that he thought Kanye was "biting T-Pain," and concluded by saying that 808s and Heartbreak was a "case of the reach extending the grasp."

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There was over 170 comments on this article, here's what I said.



Im a Big lil brother fan, but Phonte needs to stfu on this one.

1. What does Kanye have to do with him and his career?

2. Kanye gives T-Pain credit for his usage of Autotune

3. I personally think its a phase that Kanye is on, nothin more nothin less. He's entitled to do what he feels

4. Wack or not, Kanye is forever on the next level, and hes proved for almost a decade he can make timeless music

5. People say he can't sing, and maybe he cant, but he does what he wants to do. I thought you WEREN'T supposed to listen to Haters.

6. I never thought I'd hear a rapper saying he can sing better than another rapper

7. Imagine Aretha on Auto Tune when she sang 'Respect'. well, Imagine if Herbie Hancock DIDN'T use scratching on 'Rocket', OR imagine Sugar Hill Gang NOT sampling and rapping over a popular disco track.

8. If Kanye, or ANY respected artist goes out on a limb, why are we ready to crucify him? There isn't one person in the world where we agree with EVERYthing they do.

I realize that this is about 15 seconds of an entire podcast, and Phonte was taken out of context, but I don't understand the animosity towards Kanye and his new sound. He'll be on the next boat soon, and when it's all said and done, he'll be one of the greatest artists ever.

1/22/09

Q-TIP - We Fight/We Love (Live on Conan O'Brien

Pharoache Monch - Agent Orange (Prod. by Sa-Ra)

This was recorded a few years ago, unfortunately the lyrics still hold true today.





Agent Orange

Invincible - The Emperor's Clothes (A Dedication to Gaza)

Obama is only the beginning. We still have a long road to travel



1/21/09

Barack Obama - A Change is Gonna Come (Video)


My Mother and I watched this together.

Barack Obama - A Change is Gonna Come (Montage)


This is an excellent Montage I found on Youtube.

Obama in the White House

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1/20/09

Front Page: 44th U.S. President Barack Obama

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