Saturday, April 25, 2009

Playboy Tre - Liquor Store Mascot (mixtape)

I took notice of Playboy Tre ridin' with Matthew Africa listening to last years Goodbye America and was really struck by the hunger and emotion in this dudes delivery and writing. Tre killed it at the Fader Fort at SXSW last month, opening for B.O.B. (who is somewhere using another name, strumming a guitar, and ignoring techy bangers of yesterday). I'm such a believer right now, as I post this, I ain't even listened to this new tape yet... ! Saturday listening music... check!

Get your copy here or click the covers.


Seriously tipping my hat to Evan Roth. For a letter freak like myself, this is amazing. Word has it he released the source code for the software he used to freak it. *Cheers.*

Monday, April 20, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Rob Roy - Fur In My Cap

Hot video! Definitely on...

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Burnerz - Cops Hate Kidz

The Burnerz (Zumbi of ZION I + The ARE of Trackmasters) have responsed to the recent violence in Oakland with a track "Cops Hate Kidz." Say what you will, Zumbi ain't never lie...
“Cops Hate Kidz is written as a response to the murder of Oscar Grant by a Bart Police Officer, as well as the murder of four Oakland officers last week. The Burnerz feel that the tragedies that we are witnessing can be attributed to the long history of police brutality experienced in the black and brown communities.”
The Burnerz - Cops Hate Kidz

Oakland stand up, get organized. Look out for one another. Stand tall or not at all. Found this video too, prolly unofficial, but still pretty thick with footage from Justice for Oscar Grant protests and references to other brutality cases.

Monday, April 6, 2009

BDK - Big Daddy Kane (Trailer) Albee Sq. Mall (R.I.P.)

This morning I got a twit from Cosmo Baker that said "Albee Square Mall R.I.P." (bummed) and I was perusing OUTSIDE BROADCAST and came across a trailer for BDK: The Big Daddy Kane Story. Hell yeah! A film documenting one of the best to ever hold a mic.

In the trailer BDK mentions getting his first mic at Albee Square Mall so that he could get on... woah, broooo. Shouts to Cos and especially Joe Eleven for making sure I got to post up the Albee Square Mall and sing the song! TJ Swan is freakers on the chorus!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Can You Jerk?

When Dave Chapelle came to the town, his first impression of Turf Dancing was "Charlie Brown" dancing... post Hyphy is upon us, and has mutated and apparently went south to LA. Its latest iteration proves Dave prophetic. There's a dope write up and tunes over at COCAINE BLUNTS. Peep. Gets extra fresh if you play them at the same time.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wii Spray

The photo above and video below are prototypes of a Wii Spray can controller for a new Sony video game. The video game industry is hella crazy right now... it seems that no sub culture is safe from the desire of the introvert inside the millions of gamers who want to catharticly experience that which a musician, Graff artist, and dj's (DJ Hero) sacrifice thousands of hours and hard work to become great. The possiblity presented by the Wii spray can is distinctly different than the dynamics of Guitar hero because if the can is built right, the user can actually learn to paint whereas a "Guitar Hero" can't play shit after mastering it. As a writer, I can see the learning curve getting shorter and shorter without the elements of danger, expense and potential jail time. The part of me that wants to "keep it real" is at odds with the possiblity of a future where we will have to be even better at our craft to hold the crown. So be it.

WiiSpray Teaser from Martin Lihs on Vimeo.

The users in this video suck, but the potential in the Wii Spray is there. In the end, who's on your team?
  • Graff writer who learned to paint on the street? Or...
  • Wii Graff painter who learned in the comfort of they living room?
Graffiti could potentially have a Rap vs. Internet Rapper momenet really soon... ugh.

p.s. Serato allowed in the DMC competition? You ain't heard that from me...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are (Trailer)

My favorite childhood book by Maurice Sendak is being made into a live action movie...There's always an opportunity for a project like this to fuck up something damn near perfect... but if it can be done justice, I'd say this team could. Once we concede that the book will always be better than the film and before you start ranting, peep the lineup:
Directed by Spike Jonze
Screenplay by Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers
Music by Karen O & Carter Burwell... word!