Archive for November, 2007

They know…

November 30, 2007


“I give a fuck about them haters / Young Jizzo, Been gettin’ paper…”

Heather has that new Green Lantern tape. Which hasn’t been in rotation thanks to that new Ghostface album. [H.E.R.]

Rizoh salutes a pretty good double album. [TheRapUp]

Dare I say I actually like this song? [CYBERTHUGS]

Nation says Good Morning. [WeaponsOfMassDistraction]

Remember that freestyle? Lupe leaks the actual song. [NahRight]

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The Circle rocks the spot…

November 25, 2007


Rascalz – Northern Touch (remix) (Feat. Kardinal Offishall, Choclair, Checkmate & Thrust) via Northern Touch 12″

And why not? Jully Black and k-os we’re going to hop on the track and couldn’t because of scheduling issues. But this was the anthem 10 years ago. Sort of a timeline moment of, “yes Maestro did his thing, but it’s our time now.” Couple of things to point out before I get to some backstory. Familiar sample eh? Just remember that this song came out first. Peep a young Eaton Centre shopping, bartending, still looking fine as ever, and 100% Canadian, Melyssa Ford chillin on Choclair’s lap. So wait who’s directing this video you ask? Mr. Protégé of Hype Williams himself, Little 3rd Last Letter. And then imagine performing this at the Junos the following year after boycotting the award? PRICELESS. And they TORE IT DOWN. Too bad flash in the pan has-been late night talk show host(at the time), and host of the awards that year, Mike Bullard (google him, he exists and at the same time gets no link love.) opened his fat mouth and simultaneously poked fun at them and the canadian hip-hop industry as a whole, immediately after the performance kinda backhandedly. But for the youth of TorontoCanada, it was a quiet triumph and although small, there was a market, an audience, and talent.

To guide me…

November 23, 2007

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Alicia Keys – Prelude To A Kiss via As I Am

 

I hope everyone in my generation remembers these moments. Where genius happens, when things are right. When songwriting formats are forgotten, and artistry and creativity just flow through the speakers. I’m going to be proud to say I was up on Ms. Keys since her first album when my grandchildren are proudly touting her 17th. And then I’ll probably go on a “back in my day” rant about CDs, because they’ll probably never know what they are. I say that with all honesty in regards to the current music industry and all. Anyways, she already defiantly sold 742,000 in her first week. That’s closer to Kanye numbers. And she’s so adult contemporary when she needs to be, then she’ll bring out the reggae freight train and blast the American Music Awards out of the water. I was one of those 742,000, but wait, I don’t think you yanks down south include us in those sale figures and that’s a whole other issue that I’m going to get to in the next few weeks. As they say, aggressive content. Seriously though, does anyone realize that she’s the 80’s babies generational female stevie wonder? The new album doesn’t disappoint. So if you’re sick all of the DJ’s cutting promos, and ign’ant shit. Take a break and just listen, because sometimes, good music is just good music…

We don’t die, we multiply…

November 20, 2007

I’m back.
I hate how my hard drive randomly burns out.
I love how I invested in the warranty that covers it.
Now lets proceed to give you what you need.
Some Muthafuckin Canadian Content (c) Me, Myself, And I.

I love the peace, and I love the war.

November 2, 2007

Lupe Fiasco – Freestyle @ EMU via Kanye West’s Blog

I don’t know why but I still can’t shake my tunnel vision for “The Cool.” ‘Dumb It Down’ pretty much caught my interest. But, come on, Fiasco IS his last name right?