because you're a little too old for school clothes...

Friday, October 31, 2008

Common Interview.


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New Gnarls Barkley?




That's the promo for the limited edition EP dropping next month, for this song:


         

November 11th for that.


That's all, bipeds.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Justice - A Cross the Universe Trailer



While touring the USA, Justice decided to videotape all of their endeavors and make a documentary about it. Dope idea, right? Well, you can be the judge. The film will shown in NY tomorrow and LA on Friday.


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Weekly Wordle




You know the rules: Click on one to enlarge the other.

Technology c/o Wordle.

Give the Wordle some.

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New T-Pain vid...



You might remember me offering a T-Pain song not too long ago, entitled "Karaoke" [in an entry which got deleted, thanks to the wonderful DMCA]. This would be the video for that.  Low-budget, which makes it more entertaining in a way.  Peep the Kanye cameo, and watch Khaled harass white people.

That's all, bipeds.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Graffiti: Art or Vandalism




I feel like I've been saying this forever.


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The-Dream x Lil Jon


ONLY because I sort of miss Lil Jon's crunk funk production.

It's called "Let Me See the Booty". Pretty cut and dry, as most hood anthems are. The-Dream, as an artist, I can take or leave. His voice annoys me, but only when he tries to sing, so this is fine by me. Good for heading to the club, but probably won't last long in your playlist otherwise. 3.5 on the Shrug Scale. Clickity.

Give the booty some.

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New Big Sean...



Off the upcoming mixtape, from G.O.O.D. signee & Detroit native Big Sean. "Intro" [produced by WrighTrax {<~~~~peep the official}], and "Billionaire". Two tracks, two pictures. Clickity at your own discretion.

Links c/o...

Done? Nah. Bone-us video for those of you who don't quite know how big Big Sean is:



And that, bipeds, is all.

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Lupe Freestyle



Lupe gets it in.

I seriously hope you know that beat. No? *sigh* Fine.



That'd be Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg - "Deep Cover". Snoop's very first record.

Give the banger some.

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Joe Budden x Royce Da 5'9" x Joell Ortiz - Working on Collab Project

You might remember a time when Royce & Budden were beefing. Not so much anymore. In fact, they, along with Joell Ortiz, and a few assorted rappers, are conspiring to drop a mixtape together. Catch 'em at Red Spyda's crib.

Peep the Yung Berg /Detroit references.








Umm...beats sound pretty cold.

Fairly excited about that.

That's all, bipeds.

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Yo-Yo Ma x Andrew Bird



Because it's all about the music, not all about the genre.

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Uhh...new EPMD?

Umm...fuck yeah.

It's been a while since I've heard a good Erick Sermon beat...and here it goes.  It's called "Listen Up", off of the new album We Mean Business.  It's good to see they're using the same theme from before with the album names.

Click the pic.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

What You Should Be Listening To: Little Brother Edition

I feel like this goes without saying...but for those that STILL don't know, just listen to Phonte go off on the second verse of this joint.

Boondock Saints feat. L.E.G.A.C.Y. and Chaundon - Little Brother

Digressing again,

Cant Stop Us - Little Brother

Uh, yea...

Finally,

Never Leave - Little Brother

You had to rewind it didn't you, yea...I know...went all over your head huh?


I'm in yer record store, diggin' all up in yer crates.

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NEW video from the Gorillaz...kinda...

...Well, it's from Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett...two of the individuals behind the Gorillaz...no free points...damn. Well, just listen then.



Wait it out, I promise you it is worth it. This is off of the less than known project, Monkey, Journey to the West, and this little ditty is called Monkey Bee. To find out more info on the project, peep the official.


Green Eggs and Ham baby,

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More Teddy Pender...

I'm not sure if I'm supposed to have this...so...we're not saying names...

The name of the joint is "naM redaelgniR", and...it's nice.  I actually haven't heard anything bad from this guy lately.  I think this is the intro for the album; it kind of sets the stage for him to do his thing on the album, cohesively titled Thr33 Ringz. In less than three minutes, he embraces his weirdness, and claims to have the industry by the knickers.  The synths in the beat sound like calliopes, and the entire song is in 3/4 time, so...it actually does sound like circus music. 4/5 on the Shrug Scale.  Click the pic.

Give the Pender some.

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Didn't even know there was a video for this...



Nas (feat. The Game & Chris Brown) - "Make the World Go Round"

     Definitely one of my favorite tracks on the album.  Considering all the parties involved, this could have gone a lot worse.  The Game drops a pretty straight verse, bringing the usual "red" references, but twisting the name-dropping slightly: "Jessica Simpson, that's so-so/Nick want his *Baby Back*, but that's 'Loso".  The hook has just enough Chris Brown on it to keep you from getting annoyed with him.  Even Cool & Dre step out of the box a little with the beat, taking a step away from the trademark Miami sound.  Oh, and the video's not bad, either.

"I smoke so much trees, I make environmentalists angry".

Give the n!gger some.

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It's clear that Diddy has lost his mind....





Peep the fact that he's in an empty ass room.  Very much insane.






It's obvious who the favorite of the two is.

"Is y'all frontin on me...on national internet?"

The man has issues.  

Don't give the Diddy some.

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Don't act like you ain't seen this before...




Have you figured out that I'm a E-40 fan?  Not entirely, though.  Another video for his upcoming album, The Ball Street Journal, entitled "Poor Man's Hydraulics".  Pretty self-explanatory.  Peep the dude who airwalks/sidewinds, and the guy who literally dances his pants off.  It's a short vid; hope the album version is longer.

Give the drummer some.

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Common Track List... [NOT a leak...]



01 Universal Mind Control
02 Punch Drunk Love f. Kanye West
03 Make My Day f. Cee-Lo Green
04 Sex 4 Sugar
05 Announcement f. Pharrell
06 Gladiator
07 Changes
08 Inhale
09 What a World
10 Everywhere

I heard "Sex 4 Sugar" and "Gladiator" at the concert, and they're good.  [STILL need to upload the pictures.]  The joint with Kanye only features him on the hook, I believe.  And I can't wait to hear the track with Cee-Lo.

That's all, bipeds.

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Teased you with this the other day...




Click in the widget to play. Sorry, no download for now. I'd find it, but...I'm lazy.

That's all, bipeds.

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More Daykeeper...




Posted that a few days ago. Just making sure everyone's caught up to speed.

Watched it? Good. Now, enjoy the following:



True dopery.

Give the [day]keeper some.

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Look what I've found...


Hey, it's Illa J.

Oh, you don't know who he is? That's a probble for you, especially if you consider yourself a Dilla fan. Yeah...major probble.

Illa J's J Dilla's younger bro. [Notice the vernacular similarities.] He produces, raps, and sings a little.

Well, in any event, Illa J's debut album, Yancey Boys, has leaked into the blogosphere. The album is made entirely from previously unreleased Dilla tracks [hence the title, Yancey Boys {peep Illa J's right eye}]. It's pretty chill as a whole, making for good nighttime riding [read: weed smoking] music. Peep the track listing:

01. Timeless 03:11
02. We Here 04:10
03. R U Listenin'? (feat. Guilty Simpson) 04:20
04. Alien Family (By Frank Nitty) 02:18
05. Strugglin' 03:23
06. Showtime 03:45
07. Swagger 03:33
08. Mr. Shakes (a.k.a. Affion Crockett) (Skit) 00:44
09. DFTF (feat. Affion Crockett) 04:24
10. All Good 03:05
11. Sounds Like Love (feat. Debi Nova) 03:25
12. Everytime 04:32
13. Illasoul 03:48
14. Air Signs 03:26

Alright, you know the routine: click the pic, jack the track.

...

Have you listened? Good. Now...where's that sample from?


Damn YouTube slideshows...

Oh...give the brother some.

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

So...I DIDN'T watch the BET Awards...

But I'd've killed myself if I missed these:









With a little HTML ingenuity, I was able to put the audio links right in the code, as you can see. Enjoy. Cypher 3 was the best one, in which I'd give it to Jada. Close call, though; even Ace Hood held his own. Peep Q-Tip's verse, too.
Vids and tunes c/o 2DopeBoyz [<~~~peep the official]
Give the drummer some.
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More Yeezy...

This particular ditty is called "pocoboR". That's right, the DMCA doesn't scare me...entirely.

Umm...if you're not a fan of New Wave, don't even pretend you want to hear this. Umm...I terribly afraid that album will grow on me. Is it too much just to hear Kanye rap? Some sort of hard hitting lyricism. But...I'm tired of hating. Peep the two Stephen King references he makes, and how he mumble nonsense syllables on the bridge/breakdown. But...the song makes sense, so...it's a step ahead of "Lock Lockdown", a step below "Coldest Winter", and two steps below "Heartless", my default fave of the four I've heard...out of the eleven tracks...
Bouier and I and others were having a debate about rappers dropping albums with few tracks. I think that unless you're a rock band, or pop/R&B singer, you should have no less than fifteen tracks. To clarify, "tracks" means "songs"; don't say you have fifteen tracks if that includes an intro, an outro, and three skits with the same extended metaphor. The more tracks, the greater chance of the listener liking the project as a whole. Bouier disagrees, suggesting that with the artist focusing on less tracks, it allows them to make those few tracks more potent. And of course, the whole question of whether not John Q. Rapper frequents the mixtape circuit presents a large variable.

But I digress...clickity-click.


Beloved Bone-Us? Yop as hell.





Whoops...how'd that get in here?




There we go. Yet another track from Q-Tip. Well...fuck it, I got two. I was only to drop one, but...you do need these both in your life. One is "We Fight/Love", featuring Raphael Saadiq. The other is "Life is Better", featuring Norah Jones. Click the Q-Tip pic above, and the one below.



And that is all, bipeds.
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1/2 of S:S on Vaca

Bouier here,

As you can tell, Murph has been holding down the blog with the post. This is because I, myself, am currently located in Atlanta, GA. Yes, Spelhouse Homecoming 08. To hold you off while I am gone, I present to you some of the ignoRANT shit that I have to listen to while I'm down here.



Enjoy!

TLSW5000 (back on Monday)

NOTORIOUS Trailer



Not bad.  Has enough familiar stars.  But the thing about biopics is that they're never a hundred percent dead on.  And some of the backstory on his origin seems a little shaky.  But...I'll wait before I judge.  Catch that in '09.

That's all, bipeds.

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Hulk smash puny ass ninjas...



     The Hulk is like the Suge Knight of the Marvel Universe: runs around, does what he wants, practices unexcusable violence on those around him.  Having seen all of the Marvel Animated straight-to-DVD flicks, and owning all but one [Young Avengers, you will be mine...], I see no reason why shouldn't make this a part of the collection.  Check for that in '09.  Oh, don't act like you're too old for cartoons.

Here's another:




Also in '09.



Give the monster some.

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Let's not get this post deleted...


Know who that is, yes? Good...has an album coming out...a few tracks have leaked...each featuring another artist. Sew...every picture you click after this one...will have a download...got it? I'm not saying any names...






*whew* That was exhausting.

That's all, bipeds.

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I KNEW it...[T.I. x Harvey Mason, Free Samples]

I found the horn/string combo in this song to be too rich to be some synth pattern. I was 85% sure it was a sample. Couldn't prove it, though...until now.

Harvey Mason, ladies and gentlemen.


"Never Give You Up"

Enlighted? Good. Give the drummer some.

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Pedro in Paris x Nike

Pedro Winter, aka Busy P wears multiple hats: electro house DJ/producer, longtime Daft Punk manager, and head of France based Ed Banger Records [home to everyone's favorite house duo, Justice]. Well he's recently been tapped to create these:



Only 200 pairs available.

c/o KITC [<~~~peep the official]

Oh, and for those unfamiliar with Busy P's work...I'll leave you with this:


Busy P (feat. Murs) - "To Protect and Entertain"

That's all, bipeds.
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How's the poll feel, baby?

According to your polls, Lil Wayne is most deserving of the "Go THAT-a-way" Award. Jay-Z didn't get a single vote. Ask if that bothers me.

New poll though [to the right, to the right]. Semi relevant, as always.

Give the blogger some [props].

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Just to keep you on your toes...


If you're paying close enough attention...you should realize that this is impossible. Scan the pic from top to bottom...

Just because it's Friday doesn't mean you shouldn't be alert, bipeds.

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Look what I've found...

Yes-yes, it's here. Well...to me, anyway. Black Milk's Tronic has officially sprung a leak into the blogosphere. Peep the tracklisting:

01. Long Story Short 05:04
02. Bounce 04:37
03. Give The Drummer Sum 03:55
04. Without U (feat. Colin Munroe) 04:49
05. Hold It Down 04:23
06. Losing Out (feat. Royce Da 5'9") 04:55
07. Hell Yeah (feat. Fat Ray) 03:35
08. Overdose 03:04
09. RePPiN For U (feat. AB) 04:16
10. The Matrix (feat. Pharoahe Monch, Sean Price, & DJ Premier) 03:47
11. Try 03:25
12. Tronic Summer 02:26
13. Bond 4 Life (feat. Melanie Rutherford) 04:58
14. Elec (Outro) 02:44

Am I leaking it? No, you know me better than that; we support artists over here. But as they say, first hit's always free. Click the pic.

I was kicking it with fellow blogger gamalam about Black Milk's antics yesterday. I opined that Black Milk wears Dilla's battle rap side well, but does little justice to Soul Dilla or Electro/Experimental Jay Dee. I also recalled seeing an article in now-defunct Scratch magazine, in which Milk reviewed a Korg synth, and had good things to say, immediately completing a track entitled "Tronic Summer", suggesting that B. Milk might do more experimenting with his sound. Well, lo and behold; not only is "Tronic Summer" on the album, but the album as a whole takes it easy with the sample-heavy approach. Oh, but it's still hard...as hell. Umm...go buy. Official Murph Stamp of Approval.

Like track 3, give the drummer some.

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New Keri Hilson x Timbo vid...



A while back, dropped the audio for this. Apparently, it's been chosen as the second single. It's a nice video; Keri Hilson struts, swivels, seduces, and shakes, while Tim plays voyeuristic perv.


On a slightly related note...anyone remember the movie Sliver?




This, of course, was the 90's, a time when Sharon Stone and the Baldwin Clan all fucked as many crazy people as possible.

...

Maybe I should find that movie somewhere...

*ahem* That's all, bipeds.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

SLR, all chrome? Excess, for the win.

Chrome. You know like your rims? But...the entire car.






Seen in Dubai, where oil tycoons blow money for days. More pics?





Spotted at Nerd with Swag [<~~~peep the official]

That's all, bipeds.

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Foreign Exchange vid...



"Daykeeper" (feat. Muhsinah)

Dope as hell. The song soothes me. Song makes me want to cry, in a good way.

Album's in stores.

Give the drummer some.

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Jay in the D...

Jay-Z rocked a free concert here in Detroit last week at the Cobo. Have some friends that went, heard it was dope. See for yourself. Makes me want to bump Blueprint all over again.

Props to Rolling Out for the footage. Check for their free weekly publication, too; their crosswords are fun.

Give the drummer some.

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What know you...

of Jazzanova?


"L.O.V.E. and You & I"

Sounds a little like Muzak, does it not?

Peep the Wikipedia jack:
Jazzanova is a German Berlin-based DJ/producer collective consisting of Alexander Barck, Claas Brieler, J├╝rgen von Knoblauch, Roskow Kretschmann, Stefan Leisering, and Axel Reinemer. Formed in 1995, the group is one of the foremost proponents of the nu-jazz, chillout and jazz house styles of music associated with record labels such as Compost Records and Sonar Kollektiv.
Jazzanova dropped a new album last week, Of All the Things. They did a few joints with hip-hop workaholic supreme, Phonte Coleman. I bring you one of these, "Look What You're Doing to Me". Clickity-click.

Want a Bone-Us? Click the pic above.

That's all, bipeds.

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What have you done this week?



One week's worth of art in roughly 6 minutes. Definitely worth a view, especially if you are looking to be inspired.


Tracklist of video (Title of song - Artist):

1. Music is Mine - Nujabes
2. Wamono - Hifana
3. Verdades - Jazztronik

As [almost] always, the bonus items...freebies...etc...



Fresh Push Breakin' by Hifana. And...



Thousand Fingered Man - Verdades (Jazztronik Mix)


Indeed

TLSW5000

NEW Feist Video


Feist - Honey Honey from wecanbehonest.com on Vimeo.

Not necessarily highlighting the artist, but the video is in fact artistically dope. Furthermore, Feist's voice is just so damn intoxicating....think not...Alright, looks like I have to do this shit again.




Gate Keeper, proving my point...still not convinced?



Inside and Out, which no matter what else I try to think about reminds me of a shopping spree in Paris. Even though I haven't gone on one, I can assume when I do this song will be playing in the back of my head.

Bonus Item? Well, since I've been a bad blogger, (which I can promise isn't my fault completely. Been consumed with various things.) here you are.



HongKongATon by the Gorillaz. Very obscure song, yet very dope.

Enjoy


Eventually you will thank me, but until that moment address me only as...

TLSW5000

Q-Tip interview...



Tip drops knowledge on the backstories of a few of his more influential songs in his career, and speaks on the new album. I, for one, am fairly excited about the album. November 4th for that.

Give the drummer some.


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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Black Milk x Royce Da 5'9"


Off Black Milk's upcoming album, Tronic, dropping Oct. 28. This is a cold ass joint, in my opinion. Lately Royce has been re-earning my respect; I actually can't even remember why I stopped listening to him. Umm...5 out of 5 on the Shrug Scale. Yeah, it's that good. Click the pic. And peep Royce's first two bars. Hilarity that only Detroit natives can relate to.

Oh, and in case you wondering where that sample's from:



Alan Parsons Project - "Let's Talk About Me"


Give the drummer some.

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Weekly Wordle



Click to enlarge.

Tech c/o Wordle. [<~~~peep the official]

That's all, bipeds.

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Phonte doesn't sleep...


Yeah...so I, along with Bouier and a thousand other Socialite friends o'mine, had the pleasure of attending the Little Brother concert last Saturday. It was thoroughly entertaining; in addition to playing all the fan favorites [and a few surprise joints], and killing the freestyle segment, dudes were basically clowning from start to finish.

After the show, they had the traditional shirt-and-CD stand. While most of the fans were more interested in the garments [Bouier purchased the shirt above], I happened to notice a particular CD:

Zo! and Tigallo Love the 80's.

I'd heard of this effort, but knew very little. Here are the facts: Phonte [opting for the name "Tigallo", seen on the right with the Soul Glo], hooked up with Detroit born, DC based producer Lorenzo Ferguson [that's Zo!, on the left] with the intention of dropping an EP full of 80's covers. Yes, it sounds [and looks, judging by the album cover] like some silly shit, right? I assure you, this is a full fledged effort. Here, I'll prove it:



Level 42 - "Something About You"

And the cover:



Pretty decent, yes? Dudes put serious work in.

So...how do you get it? I'm...not sure. It's extremely limited edition [2500 units], and isn't available on Amazon or iTunes. I'd say...hit the concert. Or there might be some obscure place online that sells them. [I know this because I've checked.] I might post some more at a later date. But until then, give the drummer some.

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post script: oh, you didn't forget about the new Foreign Exchange album, did you? because it's out...

New Q-Tip x Eve x Swizz Beatz

It's the remix to Gettin' Up, featuring Eve, and produced by Swizzy. Not bad; can't quite compare it to the original, because the energy is different. But it does sound like a Q-Tip joint, though. Never would've expected Swizz and Q-Tip to be able to pull off a collab; it helps that Swizz has kept the ad-libs to a minimum, and steals the opportunity to drop a dope sample on the track. [You'll hear it.] Oh, Eve's part isn't bad, either. 3.5 on the Shrug Scale. Click the pic, as [almost] always.

That's all, bipeds.

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Look what I found...


Doing my usual blog perusing, I managed to find a high quality leak of the deluxe edition of this album. Peep the track listing:

01. Good Morning (Intro)
02. Green Light (Ft. Andre 3000)
03. It’s Over (Ft. Kanye West)
04. Everybody Knows
05. Quickly (Ft. Brandy)
06. Cross The Line
07. No Other Love (Ft. Estelle)
08. This Time
09. Satisfaction
10. Take Me Away
11. Good Morning
12. I Love, You Love
13. If You’re Out There
14. Can’t Be My Lover (Bonus Track)
15. It’s Over (Teddy Riley Remix) (Bonus Track)

No, I'm not posting it; get your own. Aww...don't make that face. *sigh* Fine, I'll drop a track. One. Click the pic. And don't say I've never given you anything. And don't be surprised if this entry gets deleted or something.

Actually...feeling ballsy...I'll drop another.

Props? Give the drummer some.

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Slum Village x Daft Punk? [Rare Gems x Free Samples x Know Your History]

Follow closely...


S. Villa, as you can see, in its original lineup. As a collective, T3, Baatin and Jay Dee [known now as J Dilla, of course], dropped two albums [and an EP]. The second of those albums, Fantastic, Vol. 2, dropped in 2000, and featured a single entitled "Raise It Up", which can be heard here:



Of course, most people probably don't realize that "Raise It Up" is sample based. Dilla happened to hear the loop on a bootleg tape, figured it was some no-name techno producer, and jacked the loop, figuring the producer would never find out.

The joint sampled was "Extra Dry" by Thomas Bangalter, dropped in 1998:





Just so happens that Bangalter did find out; he and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, making up the French house group Daft Punk, happened to be huge fans of Slum Village at the time. Upon hearing "Raise It Up", Daft Punk reached out to the Detroit trio, not to demand royalties, but instead to collaborate on a song together.


The collabo effort, today's Rare Gem, is from Daft Punk's 2003 remix album, Daft Club. I bring thee "Aerodynamic (Slum Village Remix)". Click the pic above. {EDIT: I'm referring to the pic directly above, with helmets. Sorry to throw you off, gam.} Enjoy.

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It took Diddy FOUR minutes to say this...




Apparently, dude just bought ENYCE. Umm...wow. For some reason, I keep forgetting that Diddy really has bread. Had [read: lost] a debate with some friends not too long ago about whether or not Sean John was still moving units. This is kind of a big deal. Not like when Nick Cannon-Carey bought the fashion mega-entity that is PNB Nation. [Sarcasm? Yes.]

Oh, random fact: ENYCE was originally supposed to be pronounced "ENN-why-CEE", for obvious reasons.

The video is slightly humorous, so feel free to squander away a few moments to enjoy.

That's all, bipeds.

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Let's try this again...

Last time I tried to post this joint, it got deleted. So let's try this:

You know who that is, right? OK...

Just dropped the mastered version of "sseltraeH". [flip it] If you want it, click the pic.

Give the drummer some.

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Reminder, as always.

Reminding you all that the poll to your right closes Saturday at midnight. Why? Because we say so. So far, Wayne & Pain are soaking up the majority of the votes; kudos to the brave soul who voted for/against Beyonce.

Keep the love strong. Give the drummer some.

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Notice anything different?

Yop-yop. Changed the layout yet agayn. Might not settle on this one; never know. Indecisiveness holds sway over all. Sew...reader input? Yep, that'd be appreciated. I mean...if you can take time out of your busy schedule to hate on T-Wayne in the polls [see right], I'm sure you can offer educated insight as to the aesthetics of your newfound blog-away-from-blog.

Might keep it...

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Best remix I've heard so far...


Since Kanye dropped the Pro Tools sessions for "Love Lockdown", mad amateur producers have tried their hand at remixing the joint. This is only one I've heard that I found blog-worthy. Clickity-click the pickity pic.
That's all, bipeds.
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What if Mos Def were President?



Click on the image to find out...


Indeed,

TLSW5000

Chris Brown should cheat on Rihanna...



Chris Brown (feat. Keri Hilson) - "Superhuman"

     This one of those songs that I keep hearing about, but don't actually hear until it's almost old news.  I used to hate Chris Brown with a passion; these days, I find myself indifferent.  But I am a Keri Hilson fan[atic], which is the reason this video would even be on this blog.  It's pretty decent, in a day and age where duets are almost unheard of.  The oart with the car explosion is a little over the top.  They both do a good job with the on-screen chemistry...almost too good.  But isn't that what they always say?  3 out of 5 on the Shrug Scale.

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Make this your Next Selection...

What know you of Ryan Leslie?



     I'm a fan of Ryan Leslie's work.  Have been for a while, ever since Cassie's first album dropped.  Not necessarily as a singer/songwriter [although he's fairly decent in those categories, more so the latter than the former], but as a producer.  His abilities to combine smooth balladry with hard-hitting sonicscapes gives him a pretty unique sound. In his diligent [albeit desperate] attempt to plug, promote, and popularize his upcoming debut album, he documents his brainchildren via his YouTube page.  What makes this enjoyable is that the cinematography of these "making-of" joints make them seem like music videos themselves.  Watch the vid and see what I mean.

Like that one?  Have another:


Peep how he shows the Black Card...

In case the name isn't familiar to you, you might recognize this...



I would've posted the actual music video, but Universal Music Group has copyrighted the HELL out of that, sew I'll drop a Beloved Bone-Us instead:



That would be the official alternate music video for "Addiction" (feat. Fabolous & Cassie). Peep that the stalker chick is played by Jaslene Gonzales from America's Next Top Model [no, I do not watch], and the cameo by Swizz Beatz.  Oh, and the fact that Cassie is in absentia for this version as well.  Scheduling conflicts, supposedly.

That's all.  Hope you enjoyed.

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I try not to blatantly hate on videos...


OK...it's not a bad video, but...
1. It lets us all know that Jazmine Sullivan has a really odd figure.  Taller than she looked in the first video.
2. The worst part about this video is the part where she breaks the window. Wait for it...wait for it...
Did you see it?
...
And therein lies the rub.

Oh, but she breaks other things, like wine glasses [because every guy is crushed when you smash goblets and flutes], and records [well, actually...she just...rolls them down the stairs...]  Of course, I figured that the video would be devoid of actual window smashing when ol' dude pulls up...on a motorcycle.

Like, seriously...it's called "Bust Your Windows".  The video pretty much writes itself.  It's not like you were asked to direct the video for "Love Lockdown" or something...

Where's Dave Meyers when you need him?

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Random

As you all know I usually don't update on the weekends, but I found this hilariously interesting.



Used for this.

Coldest Winter (Radio Rip) (Snippet) - Kanye West

As with most samples, I like both versions.


That is all.

TLSW5000

Poll Update ~~> New Poll!!

Whose album are you looking forward to the most?



Q-Tip, The Renaissance
2 40%

Kanye West, 808s & Heartbreak

1 20%

Common, Universal Mind Control
1 20%

T-Pain, Thr33 Ringz
1 20%

Ludacris, Theater of the Mind
0 0%

Hmm...Q-Tip pulled through on that one. And nobody voted for Luda. Ah, well. Speaking of Ludacris...if you haven't seen Max Payne, do so, so you can be as disappointed as I am.

But I digress. New poll. Semi-relevant, as always.

That's all, bipeds.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Weekly Wordle[s]



Click on the first to see the second enlarged, and vice versa.  

Did them both separately, and they still came out matching.  Dopery.

Brought to you c/o Wordle. [<~~~peep the official]

That's all, bipeds.

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