Sunday, November 27, 2005

Fuck a 2005

Seriously. Do this many cool dudes die each year, or does 2005 just suck?

Not only did Pat Morita die on Thanksgiving Day, but just look at this list:

Dr. Bob Moog
Johnny Carson
Rosa Parks
Johnnie Cochran
Luther Vandross
Pope John Paul II - he was a pimp
Eddie Guerrero
Lucien Laurent - first person ever to score in a world cup
Arthur Miller
Deem Bristow - voice of Robotnik in the Sonic the Hedgehog games
Long John Baldry - musician, voice of Robotnik in the Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon series

...Rest in peace...

Fuck a 2005, I don't love that hoe.

Here's the good news

Now, after this comes the "bad news" post, but this one is just the good news.

Nas and DJ Premier are making a whole album together. Now this has been rumored for a while but it seems as though it's completely official now. Check out the new issue of Scratch Magazine.

DJ Premier is, in my not-so-humble opinion, is the best producer ever. Premier has produced a lot of classic songs (which i'll list later) and alot of Nas's best, like "Nas is Like..." or "New York State of Mind" or "2nd Childhood."

It's hard to argue against that Nas is currently the best MC there is. I mean, seriously, there is not alot of competition. Maybe the only time he hasn't shone over DJ Premier production is "Come and Get me" or whatever it's called, but that is off of "Nastradamus" so you can see why that wouldn't be too great.

Here's an awesome remix by Los Amigos Invisibles to "The Negotiation Limerick File" by the Beastie Boys.

A few DJ Premier produced songs:
Jeru the Damaja - Come Clean
Notorious B.I.G. - 10 Crack Commandments
Mos Def - Mathematics
Common - The Light
Jay-Z - D'Evils
Royce da 5'9'' - Boom
Gangstarr - Take a Rest
Big L - The Big Picture

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Kevin Federline (Britney's husband) makes rap album; world not sure whether to laugh or cry
Basically, Kevin Federline, the weird "wigger/redneck" hybrid of a useless husband Britney Spears has, is trying to compete with Vanilla Ice's "Platinum Underground" for the coveted "worst album I've ever heard" award.

Anyone expecting anything more than for alot of unitentional comedy will be deeply, deeply dissapointed. He might do some stuff on par with Aaron Carter's rap songs, and by that I mean on par in terms of completely and unitentionally hilarious.

I'll be sure to review this in the future.

BTW - Tony Macq is back in business like he's EPMD. Or maybe not like he's EPMD. Anyway, what I'm trying to say here is that he's blogging again.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Positively PE-ish

I just heard a song called "Victim of a Criminal" by Front Line Assembly, and it sounds positively PE-ish, right down to James Brown samples and what have you. However, you might be suprised that FLA is 2 white guys who make industrial/dance/metal type music. I dont know, I find this whole thing interesting. the vocals are Chuck D-ish as well as having PE-ish lyrics:

"Another murder in the name of democracy / Land of the free with policies of slavery"

More interesting still is some of the phrases heard: "Straight up yo" and "Ain't going out like that" and "Yeah and it ain't no joke"

Check it out: Front Line Assembly "Victim of a Criminal"

Bonus: fIREHOUSE doing "Sophisticated Bitch"

Bonus 2: Sepultura doing "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos"