JTTS Philosophy: On Lifetime Films And Such

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

So I’m watching this four-hour Lifetime movie called Maneater (not about cannibalism), and I noticed that all the characters are essentially the same breed of twats who polluted the HBO schedule for half-a-decade. They didn’t speak in perpetual puns, but were otherwise self-important illiterate dingbats.

This isn’t a post about how Sex and the City was the worst written show in the history of television. Instead it’s a contemplation: were the women in Maneater acting like those other morons because their writer is lazy? Or is it because that’s how all materialistic middle-aged women really speak now? Either way it’s quite pathetic.

FREE Spit Supreme Disc Download (Hosted by J-Ronin)

Friday, January 29th, 2010

This Shit Is Fire…

…And Not Just Because of the Guests


KRS and Buckshot: The Covers

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Though there’s generally nothing worse than hip-hop cover albums, I assure you that this homage to KRS and Buckshot is better than this and this combined. I guess the Rage joint wasn’t so bad, but you know what I’m saying…

1) Survival Kit (Intro) by DJ Sherazta
2) Gotcha Opin Original (RMX) – Tanya Morgan (produced by NVME)
3) South Bronx (RMX) – Cause, The Kid Daytona & Chaundon (produced by NVME)
4) Buck Em Down (RMX) – Christian Rich (produced by NVME)
5) Sound Of Da Police (RMX) – Diz Gibran & Shawn Chrystopher (Produced by ILL TAL)
6) Shit Iz Real (RMX) – Ruste Juxx (produced by NVME)
7) Step Into Our World (RMX) – Team Facelift & Jade (produced by ABADDON)
8) Talk Shit (RMX) – Torae & Skyzoo (produced by NVME)
9) MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know – Sha Stimuli, Promise, J.A.M.E.S. Watts, Fashawn (produced by NVME)
10) I Got Cha Opin 09 – Kardinal Offishall & Buckshot (produced by Havoc of Mobb Deep)
11) Past Present Future – KRS-ONE, Buckshot, Melanie Fiona & Naledge of Kidz In The Hall (produced by 9th Wonder)


Disc Review: Fresh Vetz (Dashah + DJ Pause) | “Vet Status”

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

It’s a bright sign for hip-hop when at least three promising subterranean sluggers ride flows comparable to that of the almighty Nas. Those select artists would be California youngster Fashawn, Lawrence rhyme pugilist Reks, and Long Island rapper Dashah, the last of whose Fresh Vetz collaboration with producer DJ Pause is the latest in a long string of mixtape miracles. Like those other sons of God’s Son, Dashah is no rookie, though his burn is best known throughout the five boroughs.

Here, on battle cuts like “Verbal Assassin,” his acrobatic braggadocio amounts to little more than lyrical exhibitionism. “Letter to the Fallen,” on the other hand, proves he can do more. But why should he? Dashah soars when negotiating the one topic that only rappers write songs about: hip-hop.

“The MC” is straight horn crack; “I Still Love H.E.R.” is easily one of the finest interpolations of the original Common Sense song yet. Given his skill level, it would be tough for Dashah to drop a weak project. But atop striking strings and cement foundations the likes of those laid here by DJ Pause, he’s capable of feats that most cats can handle only in the mirror while lip-synching to “Halftime.”

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LISTEN: Fresh Vetz – Verbal Assassin

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LISTEN: Fresh Vetz – Genesis


Slam Dunk’n Hoes

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Today was a good day…because I got put on to this remarkable hip-hop artifact

And to the 20 Worst Hip-Hop Album Covers of All-Time

I mean – I’ve seen the regular Top Dog joint before, but never the “Limited Edition.” Hard to imagine just how limited that edition is.

FREE MIXTAPE DOWNLOAD from Stu Bangas and Vanderslice

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Movie Villains cover

Ah – a free mixtape for download that isn’t on every other hip-hop blog. Or maybe it is – whatever – I don’t know. Stu Bangas is one of the most promising young producers on the East Coast; dude has ripped joints for a roster of Babygrande artists, not to mention just about every Boston cat worth a damn (haters – insert bad joke here). Here go some of his best collaborative smokers, plus some he kept for himself.

1. Intro
2. Reef the Lost Cauze – Come See Me
3. Nature – Seasons
4. Doap Nixon – Warning Shot
5. JImmy Hoffa – The Instrumental
6. Big Noyd – Freezers snippet
7. Mike Tyson interlude
8. Reef the Lost Cauze – exclusive
9. Twin Gambino – exclusive
10. Blaq Poet and Ty NItty – Movie Villains
11. Nick Interlude
12. Vanderslice Interlude
13. Ty Nitty – Hoodfellas
14. Outerspace – Last Laugh
15. Craig G – Freestyle
16. Ken Fluid – Dollars and Sense
17. Sha Stimuli – The Funeral
18. Vanderslice – Aint Nothin
19. Stu Bangas – Relay
20. Harsh Times Interlude
21. Doap Nixon – Gangsta
22. Heltah Skeltah – Ape Food


Wale in Boston

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Live footage of Wale’s performance in Boston (Allston) at Harpers Ferry last Saturday night. Bad Rabbits was there too, splitting performance and interview duties on behalf of KarmaLoop TV. Shouts to Leedz.

Great Hova Satire From The Onion

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

ORLANDO, FL—Though known for his personal homages to New York City in songs such as “Brooklyn’s Finest” and “Empire State of Mind,” hip-hop icon Jay-Z announced Monday that, upon closer reflection, he actually prefers the Greater Orlando area to the Big Apple. “New York is gritty and real and helped shape both my music and my life, but Orlando—Orlando has it all,” said the 40-year-old recording artist. “Plenty of shops, amazing restaurants, and you’re only minutes away from Universal Studios. Plus, Orlando is just a really great place to raise a family.” Jay-Z went on to declare that if you could make it in Kissimmee–St. Cloud, you could probably make it anywhere.

We Bringin ‘Um + BRINGIN UM!!! Fresh Produce This Weekend w/ none other than.. MAYER FUCKING HAWTHORNE.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Don’t hassle the Hawth.




see you there.

Coming Soon…

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010


The first smash on the lowly Glenn Beck.

Dropping this spring.

Written by the homey Alex Zaitchik.

Half of the book chronicles his coke-fueled years as a Top 40 deejay, his early talk radio success in Tampa, and his rapid rise to multimedia super-stardom.

The second half of the book analyzes his worldview, his tactics, and the shifting media and political landscapes that have enabled him to become the second most influential conservative voice in the country.

Can’t wait for this shit. Down with Fox!

Hip-Hop Not-So-Quotables

Monday, January 25th, 2010

You would think that someone who regularly calls me the worst writer on the planet would relish in an opportunity to flash his own skills. But in his cornball attempt to spark a cowardly blog rap beef with me and Dubb Sicks, JTTS nemesis/fan boy Wite dropped this steaming hot mound of trash:

dubb sicks
just a little punk bitch
get stuffed in the truck quick
for runnin his frump lips
im gunnin at young chris
the king of shit rap bloggin
keep ur ass out the pyramid
or leave with a split noggin
u want comments on the music?
get left with jewl early
wen it come to spicing records
the recipies new jersey

The funniest part is that you know he worked hard on it. Somehow I don’t even think it warrants a rebuttal, but please feel free to script your own. I’ll decide sometime this week if I want to flame homeboy. Could be fun.

RESPECT (Magazine)

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Just got put on to this mag recently. Surely nobody is foolish enough to pay for words printed on a glossy page anymore, so maybe this is a better idea: RESPECT, a hip-hop magazine dedicated to photography. The first issue is a “hip-hop classics” round-up with Jay-Z, Nas, Tupac and all the other guys your college roommates had posters of. As much as I’d like this to succeed, the odds are against ’em; the premier issue is at Barnes & Noble, so at very least help give them a shot.

2010 is the Year of Black Milk

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Seriously, I thought 2008 was, and then 2009 was, but really, 2010 is the cottdamn year of Black Milk. This joint is stupid.