Rod Stuart Loves The Hamptons T-Shirts

Friday, October 31st, 2008

As promised…You Can Be A Better, Funnier Hipster Than The Hipster Who Lives In The Pricey Condo Next Door To You

Oh – You Don’t Know About The Rod Stuart Loves The Hamptons Movement



Halloween Crafts

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

I have accomplished a number of admirable things in my 23 years, most of which are academically oriented (and worthless in the real world, as I am discovering), but nothing that I have ever accomplished makes me prouder of myself than the Halloween costume that I conceived and created for this year’s festivities.

Me, my roommate, the guy who sleeps on the floor of my apartment, and my friend Fabio will be “Interracial Gang Bang” this Halloween. We will all wear the t-shirt pictured above along with boxer shorts and shoes, nothing else. The group will consist of one white guy (me), two black guys (roommate and apartment squatter), and one Colombian (Fabio).

This costume will undoubtedly inspire one of two reactions. The first reaction is absolute horror and disgust, and the second is uproarious laughter and appreciation. This Halloween will definitely not be boring; I can’t wait.

R.A. the Rugged Man Is A Republican

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

That’s Right – R.A. is Supporting John McCain

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Dispatch From CMJ Is Finally Up Folks

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

As some of you might know, I spent two days last week at the CMJ Marathon in New York City. Among the hip-hop notables I ran into: Homeboy Sandman, Jake the Snake, Buckshot, Pharoahe Monch, Blitz the Ambassador, P. Casso, Sweatshop Union, R.A. the Rugged Man, Statik Selektah, and Kid Sister. Oh – and 2 Live Crew. Excerpt below…

With a righteous buzz, I return to CMJ home base on Washington Square for a panel talk titled “Blog Hop and the Digital Factor.” I’ll skip the details, except to say that Fresh Kid Ice and Brother Marquis of 2 Live Crew are among the invited guests. On the topic of artists leaving major labels for independent pastures, Ice serves up a classic: “I’m just saying – if anybody’s going to pimp you, then you might as well pimp yourself.”

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There’s Video Too!!!

Video: J the S feat. B.O.B.

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

here’s the video from the Jake the Snake the Snakeman, J the S — give me your UNBIASED opinions..

personally, i don’t get B.O.B. or why people like him. maybe I’m missing something.

Obama on the Cover of The Source

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Not sure if you’ve all seen this. Since I write for The Source, I won’t make any comments on what I think about them covering politics. But in case any of you wanted to, here’s this month’s cover and editor’s note. Anyone have thoughts on anything besides how funny that little picture of McCain in the corner is?

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Barack Obama needed to be on the cover of The Source. As the leading voice for the Hip-Hop generation, The Source reports upon the music, culture and politics issues relevant to all youth culture around the world. In 2008, no figure is more important to people of all backgrounds than Barack Obama, which is why The Source put the Illinois Senator on the cover of our November 2008 issue, which is on newsstands now. If elected, Obama stands poised to redirect America, getting this great country of ours back on course. As President of the United States of America, Obama would help restore the United States’ place as the most respected country in the world through his policies, which are rooted in inclusiveness, dialog and an understanding of other people’s perspectives. These are all characteristics that The Source also presents in its pages every month. It should also be noted that Barack used new media strategies such as interactive marketing to help VP candidate Joe Biden connect to the youth audience.

In the November 2008 issue of The Source, we also pay homage to our servicemen and women serving in our armed forces. In fact, the back cover of The Source features photographs of American soldiers serving our country in various locations across the globe. The Source also gives supporters of Arizona Senator John McCain a platform in the current issue.

On October 30, The Source will take its community activism to another level when artists and entertainment industry tastemakers join Russell Simmons and Fabolous at a secret location in New York City for “I Am Change,” a final call-to-action to encourage every person with influence to mobilize their audiences, communities and constituent bases to Get Out the Vote. Confirmed guests include Spike Lee, Dr. Ben Chavis, Lil Kim, Kevin Liles, L. Londell McMillan, Rocsi, Terrence J, Malik Yoba and Lyor Cohen.

Putting Barack Obama on the cover of the November 2008 issue of The Source shows the magazine’s commitment to exposing our readers to the important issues of the day. The new era of The Source is focused on relevant and important content. Hip-Hop culture can make a difference in people’s lives. In fact, we just did.L. Londell McMillan

Murs Show in Boston Last Night

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

You bet I’m sick as hell – just sneezed out half my brain and puked a child. What is that you ask? Did I pull myself out of bed to go to the Murs show in Boston last night anyway? Of course I did.

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The Tale Of The Mantern

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

By DJ Knife

In case you didn’t catch it the first time, half the JTTS staff resides in Jamaica Plain, a neighborhood in Boston populated by hippies, weirdoes, aging scenesters, lesbians, elves and fairies. Last week DJ Knife and Treez took part in the Jamaica Pond Lantern Festivus, which by all counts is the oddest way to ring in the fall.

Our first task was to construct a paper lantern to guide us on our 2-mile journey around the enchanted toilet that is Jamaica Pond. Since Knife just came back from Blanchards, we easily constructed a “mantern” made from a miller highlife 12-pack and a doo-rag sent from one of our faithful readers in Dover NH. (Thanks Ethan!)


Two Sides To The Tight Clothes Movement

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Oh…. My….. God.

And the rebuttal..

“Being gay is against my morals” ……

“Suck up your nuts and go for it”

Jesus Christ, Cage — WTF???

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

HOLY SHIT? WTF Happened to Cage?? These pictures were taken at Alex Pardee’s Treeple Party last night — which looked really dope. I was going to blog about it, but these pictures are the real story.

Is Cage sick? Is he anorexic? I mean.. he looks absolutely ghastly..

And here he is acting like he’s a roadie for Fall Out Boy — Is Cage officially not-hip hop?

For those that grew up on Cage, here he is healthy:

Huntsville, Alabama Brings Some Heat

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

There’s a whole crew of artists residing in Huntsville, AL who make what can be classified as emo-dirty South rap music. They record under the umbrella of Paper Route Recordz, but the main contributor to their overall sound is the Block Beattaz production team comprised of C.P. and Mali Boi. A bunch of dudes from this crew recently signed with Diplo’s Mad Decent label, and there are a couple mixtapes slated for upcoming release. The entire genre and crew are somewhat of an enigma, so I’ll refrain from trying to pin them down and just let the music speak for itself. If you want more info, you can check out a Block Beattaz interview here, or visit the Paper Route Recordz myspace page. This is the music that I blast in my blue car on my way to Michael’s Craft Store, which I visit so that I can buy the necessary supplies to complete my Halloween costume (more on that later):

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DOWNLOAD: Hood Headlinaz Ft. Jackie Chain – Rollin’

Any song that has a whole crew rapping about popping pills can be endorsed by JTTS. But wait, there’s more…

Let me introduce you to Jackie Chain, a Paper Route Recordz affiliate and native of Huntsville, AL. Jackie is half asian and likes to rap. Besides his appearance on the aforementioned “Rollin”, he can be heard on this gem:

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DOWNLOAD: Jackie Chain – Blinded By The Light

Here are two more fantastically delicious (no homo) tracks, look out for these guys in the future.

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DOWNLOAD: Hood Headlinaz – Soul Glo

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DOWNLOAD: G-Side (prod. Block Beattaz) – Speed Of Sound

5 Questions With Moe Pope, Rain, and Chris Talkin

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008


JTTS NBA 2008-09 Predictions

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

If last night’s World Series wash-out didn’t officially signal the dismal end to baseball season, the start of the NBA season tonight should do the trick. After months of anticipation, the season kicks off tonight in JTTS HQ (otherwise known as Mayor Thomas Menino’s City of Boston (TM)) with the defending champion Celtics taking on the would-have-been-champion Cavs in their first meeting since the epic Game 7 Pierce vs. LeBron battle in May.

Compared to Chris Faraone, who loathes professional in-uniform athletic competition, I’m the JTTS version of Marv Albert when it comes to sports commentary. Therefore I present my NBA 2008-09 Predictions. I don’t confess to have the most thorough knowledge of the league, but I’ve made enough bold statements to incite some comment board hysteria (probably from The Dance, ON&ON and Treez most of all). Now if anyone wants to talk about Italian soccer, that’s where I can really shine (Gilardino will be leading scorer, Napoli makes the Champions League).