I posted a blog here several months ago to provide some history behind Jay-Z’s award-winning but hella-lame “NY State of Mind.” Now I’m back with the latest interpolation, brought to my attention by fellow journalist Dan McCarthy, a New Hampshire native who trolls the Internet daily looking for new musical numbers that lampoon his home state. Oh damn did he find a fresh one this time; these Super Secret Project cats skinned this “Granite State of Mind” joint.
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Finally find a dope female MC and she doesn’t speak English. Chilean/French MC Ana Tijoux.
Performing at Tommy Doyle’s in Cambridge next Friday.
If you’ve ever wondered what a functionally retarded person acts like, watch the video below and wonder no longer! Some groupie named Kat Stacks went online and starting naming rappers who she’s fucked, the rappers got mad and accused her of lying, now she is announcing their phone numbers. Have you ever wanted to call Nelly, Rick Ross, or Tyga? Me neither, but at least it’s now a possibility; with love, anything is possible, even if it’s groupie love.
So I ran into this dude DJ Marvel at JayCeeOh’s Super 7 party down in Austin. We got to talking about Canadian hip-hop, and, being that he’s from up north and all, it turns out he’s more than just an expert. And unlike most people who just talk shit when they meet you at parties, he actually followed up with some goods.
Here are two of Marvel’s Canadian hip-hop throwback mixtapes for those of you who keep bitching about how bad American rap music has gotten. Expand your horizons – I know I do every couple of months when I get as tired of the New York-Boston-L.A. underground as I am of Little Young motherfuckers.
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Original 1983 Feature Length Version of Scarface, I’m happy for you and I’ma let you finish, but the 2010 Children’s School Play Version of Scarface is the greatest of all time, of all time!
Just when you think Puffy has corralled all of America’s thirst for controversy and replaced it with a thirst for toilet vodka, all those gay, women, minority (gasp!) democrats get this health care bill passed and make Sarah Palin angry…you won’t like her when she’s angry. Now, I feel inclined to make a blog post about something that actually matters when I should be taking my Corolla to the dealership so that it doesn’t drive me into a Starbuck’s. Check out Frank Rich’s interesting take on the health care controversy from the New York Times. Here’s an excerpt:
“That a tsunami of anger is gathering today is illogical, given that what the right calls “Obamacare” is less provocative than either the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or Medicare, an epic entitlement that actually did precipitate a government takeover of a sizable chunk of American health care. But the explanation is plain: the health care bill is not the main source of this anger and never has been. It’s merely a handy excuse. The real source of the over-the-top rage of 2010 is the same kind of national existential reordering that roiled America in 1964.”
BONUS: Guys, tell your wife to calm the fuck down when she catches you staring at another girl in public, or not empathizing with her…
“Perhaps the biggest difference between the male and female brain is that men have a sexual pursuit area that is 2.5 times larger than the one in the female brain…Men look at attractive women the way we look at pretty butterflies. They catch the male brain’s attention for a second, but then they flit out of his mind. Five minutes later, while we’re still fuming, he’s deciding whether he wants ribs or chicken for dinner…When you’re telling your husband your problem and he tries to solve it instead of hearing you out, you may think he’s being insensitive. But that’s not what’s going on in his brain”
Read the article, written by a female neurologist/psychiatrist, here
Mr. A3C himself Brian Knott was at SXSW last week recruiting talent for the fifth installment of A3C, which goes down in ATL from October 7 to October 9 this year. I’ll be there for sure; I know I said that last time, but I’ve been slinging much more crack this year and will actually have enough loot to roll.
As for all you MCs and producers out there – this is a festival that you can actually get into if your shit is worthwhile and the stage performance is tight. No politics involved; like I said, Brian was going from showcase to showcase looking for up-and-comers.
From Necro’s Facebook – “UNCLE HOWIE JUST PASSED AWAY – REST IN PEACE HOWIE – I LOVE YOU!!!!! – I WAS GONNA GO SEE HIM TONIGHT WITH HYDE AND CARBONE – AND I CANT BELIEVE HE IS GONE NOW – FINALLY WITH MY GRANDMOTHER RE-UNITED!!! – I GO SEE HIM NOW STILL – UNCLE HOWIE FOREVER!!! R.I.P”
The current heavyweight champion of Boston hip hop, SLAINE weighs in on Sam Adams.
These are posts taken from the pages of Repdabean.com forums.
“Fuck Sam Adams. Why isnt his record called Waylands Boy? You cant not pay your dues and faggot your way in with no respect for the culture and no love from the streets. Sorry. Im gonna have a good time torturing this cat. “
Later he goes on to diss Clinton Sparks..
“and really….Fuck Clinton Sparks too…fuckin dickhead. Dudes are about to start getting punched in the fuckin head this year. This aint Boston shit…..Get Familiar. Im coming to get you cats. Nobody from here is feelin these cats whatsoever. I am in a position to start crushing these fakers….so I have to. Goodbye…. Im about to start frying you preppy pretty boy Fa—–. Real Boston is Dorchester, Southie, Roslindale, Roxbury, Mattapan etc…. dont step on our shit and act like its you.”
And then proceeds to explain why he feels the way he does..
“I think over the years you can see Im not a hater… but this dude is actually a threat to the foundation of real hip hop street music. Never paid a due…. has no respect or knowledge of the culture…. If this is hip hops new direction we are in trouble. And he is about to get backed by the biggest powers in the game. He seems like a nice kid…. but on principle… I gotta cut his head off. Sorry Sammy. Bostons boy is about to get banned from Boston. Im Bostons Boy faggot. Go back to college and do some homework. And tell your alamo rent a car investor he can get his face kicked in too. Wrong time to fuck with me. Be very afraid. Im gonna show up at your shows and make everything hard for you pussy. Say somthing about it and watch the temperature get way too hot for you.”
This was a scathing post from a few hours ago today..
“It aint about being a bully neither. Its about trying to get rid of a stigma that has plagued Boston for a long time and made it hard for hip hop artists to get onto a national level. Because there is such a huge college population here, combined with the fact that so few venues are willing to work with street, or even more so Black artists, the only artists that have been exposed to the masses have been those of a softer nature, who in most cases were not really from the city. That is why there has always been so much resentment between “hood” acts and “backpacker” acts here. Its not really about the artists in particular, but more about the landscape, the racial history of the city, and the ability for true urban artists to get heard. Some artists who have been accepted by the college crowd have also been unfairly labeled and resented by the urban audience. Thats anther story….although still part of the bigger picture.
Now, in my eyes, and Im not just talking about Boston really I guess, because I include artists from Lawrence and other urban areas surrounding Boston…. Now you finally have had over the past decade really good artists that have made big strides in breaking that barrier. Credible artists that we wanted to get behind that we felt represented our culture of neighborhoods, no matter what the differences may be between them.
All the sudden this dude comes out with an album called Bostons Boy and misrepresenting. He never went through the proper channels paid any respect or dues, and as far as I can see knows zero about the culture except what he might have caught from Lil Wayne Drake and MTV the past few years in his dorm room….he just caught a little college buzz off an Asher Roth bite, and got some big money behind a brilliant marketing scheme aimed all towards iTunes buybacks, drunk college bitches and fraternties. Dont get me wrong, he has major crossover appeal…and thats fine. I dont begrudge him that. But he never should have titled his shit Bostons Boy, because now you are fucking with everyone elses business.
The thing thats fucked up is I can say this, because I have a real viable career that will extend past hip hop hopefully, if I keep doing what Im doing on the film side of things etc…so Im not HATING. But if some other people say it, it sounds like hating. I also legitimately had a billboard charting album with La Coka Nostra that did about the same as Sammys fictional numbers. Thats why I am speaking up as a white mc from Boston who loves hip hop. This dude Sam Adams actually thinks its all jealousy. This is just bigger than the individuals involved. Anyone who doesnt see that is missing the point. Sam Adams doesnt see it cause he has no idea about the history of how this whole thing evolved. I do. I have come up through the proper channels, and represented correctly to the best of my ability what my Boston was. A lot of people that I see in everywhere from the streets to AA meetings in South Boston to The Shattuck, to mcs, to fans at shows have reflected this to me. I have also had long discussions and disagreements with everyone from Edo and Jaysaun, to Twice Thou….disagreed a lot with Uno the Prophet a lot…but at least had real dialogue. Done songs and built relationships with everyone from Dre, to Mann Terror, Gwop Gang, Frankie Wainwright and on and on. Statik Selktah has done the same type of thing on a production level. Im saying as white artists in hip hop. These are the proper avenues to take and will be respected if you have skills. There is a reason this thing called credibility is important in hip hop, and it was so something like this couldnt happen. Where some rich white college kids with a scheme and a huge bankroll come in and jack the entire street culture and turn it into some bubble gum frat bullshit. But thats where we are now. And watching what this kid is saying in interviews it is extremely clear that he has no respect for HIP HOP as a culture. He is even saying he invented his own form of music….WHAT??? Are you tripping? Bad for the culture and artform, bad for your business, and bad for my business. Bad for Boston. Bad for hip hop. “
I <3 Slaine for taking a stand against this shit. And after reading this.. I feel I have to agree with 99% of what he is stating.. I couldn’t have said it better myself..
Bill Murray bar tending…
He was hanging with the RZA + GZA..