Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Matt & Kim: Grand


I love to support friends and friends of friends, especially when they're doing things that make me happy, case in point Matt & Kim just made my day with this video. It's great.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


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Hood Tuesday?

Theres no question in anyones mind that Detroit keeps it realer than most. Boasting rappers from Trick-Trick to Phat Kat to the Legendary Esham (Eminem admits to getting a lot of his juice from this master of nasty. Think Kool Keith but less space and more violence) they have a real serious hood rap game. Some would say Eminem for Hood Tuesday? This is a bunch of his old shit. Grimy, hard, usually recorded poorly with other broke ass Detroit MC's ranging from Proof (R.I.P) and Royce Da 5'9 (R.I.P) who in Detroit were royalty but up here...Meh. Ranging from 90's bangers to drunken word trickery I tried to include some stuff you remember but might have lost, and other shit you most likely don't have. Theres no question he is one of the best ever to grab a mic. It's easy to forget how real he kept it for how long. Hopefully this will help remind, and remember. If its Tuesday, its gotta be hood.

Part One here
Part Two here

Necro - I need drugs

I almost forgot about it...then unfortunately I wanted to remind you as well. Hi Uncle Howie.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Once In A Lifetime


(upon request)...

Take care & please enjoy!

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Brushstrokes 031409

Belated Hood Tuesday : Beantown keeping it thoro

Since I missed this post on our new most favorite day of the week (apologies) I wanted to go give you some more weird hood rap. Puerto Rican from Boston with beats from Premier, Statik Selektah (sp?) and Roc Raida, with songs feat. Biggie, Bun B and Royce Da 5'9. The First song on this mix (Watch How It Go Down) is the joint that put him on the map when after years of waiting (he met Premier in 2003 at a video shoot) Primo hit him with this beat. These are some of my favorite jams from his Hood Politics series. I'm missing Hood Politics 2. Heres Part one, and heres Part Two, and remember, if its Tuesday, its gotta be hood.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Full Clip

This is a compilation of songs I've dl'ed off of If you've never checked out dudes blog, its got some good links to raps.

Some highlights of the playlist: GFK and MF DOOM "Chinatown Wars" is off of or for the next Grand Theft Auto game, the "Beggin'" track is from the adidas commercial (is it weird that the easiest way for me to remember to spell "adidas" is by reciting that Killer Mike song? "All Day I Dream About Sex"?), and last but not least the Redman, Method Man & UGK song is fire. Plus some Kid Cudi shit on there.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Who Don't Like Punk #2


Hello, this is a new mix entitled, 'Who Don't Like Punk #2'. Its by my Uncle Peter. & I quote...

"Hey Benito!!!

Glad you like the mixes I sent. Like most outsider art it's important to rescue it from the narrow conservative stereo types that the media and modern day devotees both in equally obnoxious ways perpetuate.

I find elements of what I call punk in everything from Woody Guthrie, early Grateful Dead, Reggae to Rap. Both political and apolitical reactions to oppression of the working class. Both simple and complex. Extreme . . . whether it's volume, speed, atonality, smashing or pissing on the status-quo, looking for a release, looking for a solution, the audacity of youth, the frustration of youth. D.I.Y. (do it yourself) culture, celebration of the immediate and a breeding ground for those who just don't belong.


- Peter"

^Uncle Peter is awesome. Track #4 "Virginia Plain" by Roxy Music is currently on repeat. Who Don't Like Punk #3 is the best of the trilogy & its on the way. stay tuned...

Take care & please enjoy!

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hood Tuesday Vol. 2- Rare Thuggedry

Lets spin the clock back even further from Uncle Murda and stop in 1996. I know I know, again you ask? I present you a classic mired in the swamps of obscurity, The Turnaround: A Long Awaited Drama by the group Real Live. Real Live is a two piece from Jersey with K-Def on beats and Larry-O on the rhymes. K-Def was schooled by Marley Marl and worked with Lords of the Underground and Da Youngstas before the forming of Real Live, and Larry-O has a raspy voice and while not Ghost Nas Jay or The Lord Rae he is serious and spins pretty real hood tales. I present for your Hood Tuesday enjoyment Real Live - The Turnaround: A Long Awaited Drama, and remember, if its Tuesday, its gotta be hood.

Classics 10

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Will Roush Meets Biggie

Check the freestyle at the end. Pretty real.

N.A.S.A. - Gifted (directed by Three Legged Legs)

I'm currently in the process or researching space/intergalactic related stuff for a client so this seemed appropriate.
You can learn much more about the process of making this video here.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Gypsy King - Hotel California.

Gipsy Kings - Hotel California
It's a lovely place.

Smiling Billy Suite Parts 1 & 2 - One Love

If anyone can get me an MP3 of The Heath Brothers, "Smiling Billy Suite" Parts 1 & 2. It would be much appreciated.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Who Don't Like Punk #1


Hello, this is a new mix entitled, 'Who Don't Like Punk #1'. I left one of my favorite shirts @ my Uncle Peters house over Thanksgiving. He's a busy guy working @ Cornell. He finally mailed me my shirt & wrapped in it was 3 mixes. He is a music genius. He plays just about every instrument. Back in the day he used to tune Frank Sinatra's piano. Peter knows everything about music present & past. He took me out to lunch during Thankgiving weekend. We got to talking about music. I slipped up & said something on the lines of, 'yeah i really don't know alot about punk music'. this is Uncle Peter dropping knowledge...

Take care & please enjoy!

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First Installement of Hood Tuesdays

Welcome friends to this, the first installment of Hood Tuesdays, and for the first one I wanted to touch on some old news first, but still some of my favorite hood news from late '08. Uncle Murda got shot and it was the best thing to happen to his career. Who is Uncle Murda you ask? Guess it wasn't that good. Thank you Daily News for keep it thorough as always. Link to the song he made right after is below. Link to the whole fucking album he made about this shit is below that, and remember. If its Tuesday, its hood.

After rumors circulated on the internet over the last few days, the New York Daily News has finally confirmed that Brooklyn rapper Uncle Murda was shot in the head on Tuesday night (Jan 22) while sitting in a parked car. The 27-year-old rapper, whose real name is Leonard Grant, was grazed by a bullet around 10:30 p.m. during a shooting on Linden Blvd. in East New York. Sources told the Daily News that Murda was not seriously injured.

Reports have also surfaced claiming that Murda called Wendy Williams’ show on NY radio station WBLS following the shooting to announce that he was recovering nicely, using “Hennessey and Newports” to ease his pain. After a pair of successful mixtapes with DJ Green Lantern, the rapper signed to Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam in 2007, where he plans to release his official debut.

Hard To Kill Song

So I just re-listened to the Hard To Kill mixtape. Its fucking wack. Instead enjoy a Lox mixtape from around the same time, more contemporary hoodness coming next Tuesday.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Esau in Manhattan

Esauthe very best mixtape

Thanks Natalie.

True Hip-Hop Stories

D-Nice's series of interviews with hip hop artists.
Its shot really well, and the interviews are insightful.

Hip Hop homeless man

edit: vimeo is being wack and not playing vids. Ill add more once its back up.

Masta Ace

i cant stand the rain

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Kind of old I guess, but this is new Depeche Mode.

Mos Def fan of Doom

Because Shane didn't post it like he was supposed to.