Saturday, December 27, 2008

Speed Law

Ever seen a man (or woman) beat old school Contra in under 13 minutes... using only the peashooter?

How about running through X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse in a little
over 19 minutes

My buddy, Jeremy 'DK28' Doll, did just that and currently holds the SDA World Record for both titles! Incredible!

Next on his list of games to speedrun are Super Smash Bros. for the N64, Double Dragon II for the NES, and Super Castlevania IV for the SNES.

Congrats Dogbert - keep it up!

Mos Def "Speed Law" - Black On Both Sides

Friday, December 26, 2008

Ninja Rap

Ninjas protest at Pirate's festival!
Go ninja, go ninja, go!

Vanilla Ice "Ninja Rap" - The Best of Vanilla Ice

Bits & Pieces

Common - Be

Big Pun - Capital Punishment

...and here's Samus Aran in Lego!

(figure & photo by Andrew Colunga)

U.T.F.O. "Bits & Pieces" - Doin' It

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Marshall Mathers

Eminem "Marshall Mathers" - The Marshall Mathers LP

All I Know

Rahzel shares all that he knows!

Rahzel "All I Know" - Make The Music 2000

Protect Ya Neck

Wu-Tang Clan "Protect Ya Neck" - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Hip Hop Died


Your source for hip hop album reviews, using more profanity and italics than necessary, since 2007.

Max serves up a discussion forum for fans and newcomers alike. More often than not, I find myself laughing my @$$ off as I read his "two cents." If you pick up an album that sounds like sh!t, don't say Max didn't warn you!

Here's a sample of his work:

Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle

Canibus - Can-I-Bus

The Roots - Rising Down

Skillz "Hip Hop Died" - The Million Dollar Backpack

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Show Me A Hero

Dean Fraser spent the entire month of October Simpsonizing Marvel Comics characters!

Here are three of my favorites:


Invisible Woman

Iron Man

**"Show Me A Hero" contains a sample of "Doctor Doom as a member of The Simpsons" originally written by John.**

Leaders of the New School "Show Me A Hero" - A Future Without A Past...

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Paragraph President

Mos Def for President!

Blackalicious "Paragraph President" - Blazing Arrow

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Umi Says

I don't wanna write this down, I wanna tell you how I feel right now...

Shout out to Antonio on the inspirational tip!

Mos Def "Umi Says" - Black On Both Sides

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pentagon Paradox

BAMS in '08!!!

Self Scientific "Pentagon Paradox" - Self Scientific presents... The Works (1997-2002)

U Ass Bank

Lyrics Born "U Ass Bank" - Later That Day...

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Return of the Boom Bap

KRS-One "Return of the Boom Bap" - Return of the Boom Bap

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

"The L.A.P.D. has acknowledged in a confidential report that people have been falsely implicated in crimes because the department's fingerprint experts wrongly identified them as suspects."

**"Guilty Until Proven Innocent" contains a sample of "LAPD blames faulty fingerprint analysis for erroneous accusations" originally written by Joel Rubin and Richard Winton.**

Jay-Z f/ R. Kelly "Guilty Until Proven Innocent" - The Dynasty: Roc La Familia (2000 - )

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Alphabet Aerobics (The Cut Chemist 2 1/2 Minute Workout)

Shout out to Brian on the Wordle tip... WORD! (pun intended)

Here's my take with CLASSIC hip hop albums from A-Z

Titles include:

All Eyez On Me - 2Pac
Black On Both Sides - Mos Def
Chronic, The - Dr. Dre
Doggystyle - Snoop Doggy Dogg
Extinction Level Event: The Final World Front - Busta Rhymes
Fraudulent - Homeliss Derilex
Graduation - Kanye West
Hell On Earth - Mobb Deep
Ironman - Ghostface Killah
Jeanius - Jean Grae
Kollage - Bahamadia
Life After Death - The Notorious B.I.G.
Moment of Truth - Gang Starr
NIA - Blackalicious
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... - Raekwon
Platform, The - Dilated Peoples
Quality Control - Jurassic 5
Reasonable Doubt - Jay-Z
Stunts, Blunts & Hip-Hop - Diamond D & The Psychotic Neurotics
Things Fall Apart - The Roots
Unseen, The - Quasimoto
Vinyl Exams - Various Artists
Wrath of the Math - Jeru The Damaja
X-Pressions - X-Ecutioners
Yo! Bum Rush The Show - Public Enemy
Zingalamaduni - Arrested Development

Blackalicious "Alphabet Aerobics (The Cut Chemist 2 1/2 Minute Workout)" - A2G

Sunday, September 28, 2008


Poverty is the worst form of violence.
-Mahatma Gandhi

Shout outs to ABOVE!

**"Robbery contains a sample of "My Robin Hood Theory" originally written by Dukes.**

Guilty Simpson "Robbery" - Ode To The Ghetto

Friday, September 26, 2008

We As Americans

If American foreign policy had a gift shop, what would it sell?

Cheney shredding secret documents
Snow globe, 6", 2008

**"We As Americans" contains a sample of "Inflatable Guantanomo Bay bouncy prison cell and other bits of Americana" originally written by John.**

Eminem "We As Americans" - Straight From The Lab EP

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Suicidal Failure

FAIL Blog: Pictures & videos of owned, pwnd, and fail moments!



Cage "Suicidal Failure" - Movies For The Blind

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Dollar Day

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, this astonishingly powerful documentary takes you inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never before seen on screen.

Incorporating remarkable home video footage shot by Kimberly Rivers Roberts - an aspiring rap artist trapped with her husband in the 9th Ward - Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling For Columbine producers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal weave this insider's view of Katrina with a devastating portrait of the hurricane's aftermath.

Trouble The Water is a redemptive tale of self-described street hustlers who become heroes - two unforgettable people who survive the storm and then seize a chance for a new beginning.

Mos Def "Dollar Day" - True Magic

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Hater Players

Jay Smooth over at shares clever insight on Sarah "player hating" Palin and the Republican National Convention.

Spot on Jay, spot on!

Mos Def & Talib Kweli f/ Apani B Fly Emcee "Hater Players" - Black Star

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Back Again

She's baaaack!

More news, more jokes, more music!

Diva Speak TV - now on and

Diva Speak TV: Season 2

Dilated Peoples "Back Again" - 20/20

This D.J.

Suckadelic's custom-styled "DJ Trooper" is up for auction!

Don't forget to pick up your very own Galactic Emperor's throne too!

**"This D.J." contains a sample of "Suckadelic's DJ Stormtrooper" originally written by John.**

Warren G "This D.J." - Regulate... G Funk Era

Monday, September 01, 2008

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa's style by osalmighty

Classical art. Modern graffiti.
To many people, they are worlds apart. To, however, they're crying out to be brought together!

As part of a photoshop contest, contestants were given 48 hours to "add modern-style graffiti to classical artworks."

**"Mona Lisa" contains a sample of "Classical art, improved with spraypaint" originally written by John.**

Slick Rick "Mona Lisa" - The Great Adventures of Slick Rick

Monday, August 25, 2008

Da Mystery of Chessboxin'

Wu-Tang Clan "Da Mystery of Chessboxin'" - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

What'll You Do?

DJ Kno of the CunninLynguists calls out MF Doom!

CunninLynguists "What'll You Do?" - A Piece of Strange

The Mad Scientist

As a founding member of revered NY hip hop group Main Source, Large Professor put out a CLASSIC LP straight out the game. Since then, Extra P's sound has given us Nas' "It Ain't Hard To Tell," A Tribe Called Quest's "Keep It Rollin'," and nearly all of Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo's Wanted: Dead or Alive among others. His productions in the mid-90's defined the term "boom bap," which is exactly what to expect from his first LP in over 3 years.

On Main Source, (referring to the title of the upcoming album, not the group... confusing, I know) Large Professor enlisted MC's: Jeru the Damaja, Lil Dap, Big Noyd, AZ, & Styles P to deliver a lesson in hip hop purity.
No skits, no songs based around dances, no forced collaborations - just beats, rhymes and life!

Large Professor "The Mad Scientist" - The LP

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

First In Flight

Congratulations to Abhinav Bindra, his family, and Team India!

Blackalicious f/ Gil Scott-Heron "First In Flight" - Blazing Arrow

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Friday, August 08, 2008

Gucci Time

"Looking at my Gucci Flud, it's about that time!"

Schoolly D "Gucci Time" - The Best of Schoolly D

Thursday, August 07, 2008


From the ashes of 4 decades of war, AIDS and corruption in Uganda, Africa, The Bataka Squad artists, Babaluku and Saba Saba, rise to forge a revolutionary path using music. On a mission to empower the forgotten youth of Africa from within, while spreading their message of hope around the globe.

Narrated by Spearhead singer Michael Franti, follow the Bataka movement to amplify the spirit of the next generation in this musical journey.

Dead Prez "Hip-Hop" - Lets Get Free

Monday, August 04, 2008

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Old School

"You must learrrn!"

Test your old school knowledge!
This DJ scored 8 out of 10.

2Pac "Old School" - Me Against The World

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Children's Story

Baby Loves Hip Hop presents...

Hall of fame producer Prince Paul teams up with Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Ladybug Mecca (Digable Planets), Wordsworth, and Scratch (The Roots) to create a prehistoric, preschool musical masterpiece. Part book on tape, part Broadway show, the CD takes kids (and parents) on a musical journey that tells the story of 5 dino friends that come together to teach key life lessons and have fun. Its 3 Feet High and Rising for the next generation!

Album features narration by Ursula Rucker and guest appearances by Posdnuos and Trugoy (De la Soul).

The cast (L-R):

Prince Paul (DJ Stegosaurus), Scratch (Teo Pterodactyl), Wordsworth (Billy Brontosaurus), Ladybug Mecca (Tracy Triceratops), Chali 2na (MC T-Rex).

P.S. I know what you guys/gals are thinking...

"Wu-Tang is for the children!"

Slick Rick "Children's Story" - The Great Adventures of Slick Rick

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

It Don't Stop

100 posts & runnin'!
Can you name all 26 LP's pictured below?

J-Live "It Don't Stop" - Then What Happened?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Originally due for release in 1994 and only ever issued on a promo cassette, Freddie Foxxx's Crazy Like A Foxxx album is finally available commercially! The deluxe 2-CD package includes the original album, plus the 1993 demo version produced entirely by D.I.T.C.

To celebrate this long-awaited release, DJ Monster of Fat Beats Radio put together a 6-minute mix featuring some of the best tracks from both versions of the album.

FREE DOWNLOAD: DJ Monster - Crazy Like A Foxxx sampler

**"R.N.S." contains a sample of "Bumpy Knuckles" originally written by S.O.U.L.**

Bumpy Knuckles "R.N.S." - Industry Shakedown

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Supreme Supreme

"Mos Def has all the skills an emcee needs to have and uses them to perfection. This album exemplifies his writing, his flow, his schemes, his concepts, his topics, his ear for beats, and his intellect. It should also be noted that the multi-talented Def also played many of the instruments featured on tracks and co-produced a handful."

Sean Deez, over at, reviews Mos Def's CLASSIC album, Black on Both Sides.

Is it this generation's Illmatic?

Talib Kweli f/ Mos Def "Supreme Supreme" - Right About Now

Monday, July 14, 2008

Somethin' That Means Somethin'

With 283 images and counting, Rock Band Logos - Brand Upon The Brain offers clever insight and info on many of the logos of your favorite recording artists.

There isn't much in the way of hip hop, but logos by Hieroglyphics, Public Enemy, Cut Chemist, Jurassic 5, Cypress Hill, The World Famous Beat Junkies, and Onyx all made the cut.

The Pharcyde "Somethin' That Means Somethin' - Labcabincalifornia

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Message

The first DJ to make the turntable an instrument, Mr. Grandmaster Flash, tells all in his new book... The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash: My Life, My Beats.

Mista Chuck chopped it up with the hip hop legend and pioneer on his radio show "On The Real With Chuck D." Audio courtesy of Air America Radio & Hip Hop Is Read.

For fans in the "City of Angels," Grandmaster Flash will be at Book Soup on Sunset this Friday, June 27th, at 7pm - Don't sleep!

**"The Message" contains a sample of "Chuck D Interviews Grandmaster Flash [6/22/08]" originally written by Ivan.**

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five "The Message" - The Message

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Party For Your Right To Fight

The Million DJ March
Washington DC
August 28-30, 2008

Public Enemy "Party For Your Right To Fight" - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

Monday, May 19, 2008

Grand Ol' Party Crash

Kudos to you on this one Mr. Olbermann!

Cage f/ Jello Biafra "Grand Ol' Party Crash" - Hell's Winter

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Storied hip hop label, Wild Pitch Records, is set to re-release its entire catalog of albums!

Here's a list of the label's reissues:

Brokin' English - Klik
Chill Rob G - Ride the Rhythm
The Coup - Kill My Landlord
The Coup - Genocide & Juice
Gang Starr - No More Mr. Nice Guy
Hard Knocks - School of Hard Knocks
Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth - Funky Technician
Main Source - Breaking Atoms
Main Source - Fuck What You Think
OC - Word... Life
Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud - Blow Up The Spot
Ultramagnetic MC's - The Four Horsemen
UMC's - Fruits of Nature
UMC's - Unleashed
Various - Wild Pitch Classics

**"Wild" contains a sample of "Gang Starr, Ultramagnetic MC's, among classic CD reissues" originally written by Anthony Roberts.**

J Dilla "Wild" - Ruff Draft

Friday, April 18, 2008

Sucker MC's

Yahoo! Music's Rob O'Connor lists the 25 worst rappers of all time!

How come Ja Rule isn't on this list?

Run-D.M.C. "Sucker MC's" - Run-D.M.C.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Southern Girl

Erykah Badu expresses support for the Palestinian hip-hop scene.

**"Southern Girl" contains a sample of "Badu identifies with Palestinian hip-hop" originally written by Rory Kress.**

(AP Photo/Moti Milrod)

Rahzel f/ Erykah Badu "Southern Girl" - Make The Music 2000