“You want to hear about insanity? I was found running naked through the jungles in Mexico. At the Mexico City airport, I decided I was in the middle of a movie and walked out on the wing on takeoff. My body… my liver… okay, my brain… went.” – Dennis Hopper

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Ya’ll can have Gary Coleman. He had no influence on me whatsoever.

The movies that this dude made changed my life..

and of course..

so fucking classic.


Ricky Powell X Blacastan pt. 1

Friday, May 28th, 2010

The Rickster is my neegris.

Peep this video I shot of Blacastan + Ricky doing their thing in NYC.. One of the last times I’ve ever shot video for UGHH ::sniffle::

The video editing is on point. Nice with the slow-downs + speed ups, the audio placement, the clips selected. Shouts to Van Stylez who took over the video editing for me after I was laaaaaayed offfffff !!

Also.. peep the packaging to the Ricky Powell DVD we got dropping on July 22nd..


FRESH PRODUCE > BARSTOOLPALOOZA

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Drink Tequiza til you hurl with us this Memorial Day Weekend at Fresh Produce!!!! Enjoy the magical turntable wizardry of DJ Vinroc as you test your rusty game on ladies who want to be left alone! DJs Knife and Tommee will supply healthy portions of african trance and vampire-step. JTTS and UGHH crew will be there knitting mittens for children.  No cover, no dress code, no bullshit!

AND JUST ANNOUNCED…

SAM ADAMS WILL BE SHIRTLESS @ MIDNIGHT!


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Thursday, May 27th, 2010

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Disc Review: Homeboy Sandman – “The Good Sun” (4/4 Stars)

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

BOY SAND

If you’re not listening to Homeboy Sandman, you may be missing the most stylistically agile MC ever to spit. And if you don’t cop his official debut, then you’re depriving yourself of an album that’s worthy of more superlatives than could possibly fit in this or any other review space.

Although Boy Sand has been one of the top underground MCs in New York for at least two years now, his albums have been weak given his vocal, lyrical, and conceptual prowess. Such early non-barcode releases as Actual Factual Pterodactyl were bloated with mind-bending bangers, but they lacked the architecture that separates great efforts from outstanding feats.

READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE…

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LISTEN: Homeboy Sandman – “Calm Tornado”


The Worst Article Ever Written About Rap Music (and a great example of why you should never believe anything you read on the internet)

Thursday, May 27th, 2010
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A Short History of Gangs and Rap Music

By Tauqeer Ul Hassan

It can be said that gangs and rap music are somehow related to each other because rap music is almost considered akin to gangs and prison. In fact the first rap track was released by a gang called the Sugerhill Gang, their track ‘Rappers Delight’ had hit #36 on the US pop charts and #2 on the US R&B charts.

The history of gangs is as old as humans ever existed in towns. It can be as long as piracy. States authorities generally consider gangs to be disturbing elements although many gangs see themselves as protectors of their community and performing a justifiable social service. Rap, on the other hand is a style of poetic rhyming set to a heavy beat often including a chorus sung by another performer in the style of traditional pop, rhythm and blues. It is mainly an American medium of music but in recent years has boosted onto the world stage and rappers can now be found in almost every country.

As gangs and rap are related with each other, they have always struggled in their history and some were jailed before their performance. There is not a lot of information about gangs that existed before Roman times in ancient history. Many historians are of a view that if gangs were a law and order problem in Rome then older states and empires must be familiar with gangs.

There was a major boost in the popularity of Rap music in the 80s with the first gangster rap singles projecting rappers such as Ice-T and Niggas With Attitude made their way into the positions of famous and well-known rap performers. There was disagreement over their choice regarding track names and lyrics. Fuck the Police and Cop Killer were the name of such songs that added problems.

Although the gruesome presentations of murders and gangster shootings of rap performers was not good and it shook the industry but it did nothing to adversely affect the uptake of rap as a mainstream music style. Artists like Tupac, Shakur Notorious B.I.G., Big L and Jam Master Jay were all gunned down in drive-by mafia style murders.

Some people consider rap music as bad because they are related to gangs. Regardless of this, there has been growth in rap music. Performers from outside the traditional base have been encouraged by rap music like Eminem, Lil Kim and Salt n Pepa. These performers have successfully proved that rap music is not at all the identity of black males.

Written By This Asshole for This Web Site


tell me this don’t make you hungry as shit for a big mac..

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010


Feeling Some Of Dat Flying Lotus Shit.

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

FL just dropped this via twitter yesterday. What are your thoughts on this dude? He’s poppin’ off heavy in the streets of blogland.. new album getting some good spins..


New AZ Joint From “Doe or Die 2″

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

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I’ve been listening to a lot of old Clue tapes lately – on an actual tape deck – and AZ is without a doubt one of the standout cats all over those ’97-’98 era masterpieces. Despite few people admitting to feeling it at the time, I’m a firm believer that even The Firm album will be treated kindly by history. It’s dope that AZ is still coming hard; some of his shit can get tedious at times, but all things considered he’s an East Coast GOAT for sure.

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LISTEN: AZ (produced by Frank Dukes / cuts by Statik Selektah) – Feel My Pain


Meet Bomshot, Boston Hip-Hop’s Mr. Incongeniality (to say the least)

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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The night before this interview, Bomshot pulled what might go down as the most boneheaded stunt in Boston hip-hop history when, in the middle of a crowded Slaine and Ill Bill show at Harpers Ferry, he attempted to cheap-shot the former from behind. He landed in a pit of La Coka Nostra fans — who proceeded to stomp his mammoth frame until security dissolved the beatdown.

READ IT ALL HERE…


New M-Dot Video For “No Money Down.” Hate All You Want – This Shit Is Dope.

Monday, May 24th, 2010

“No Money Down.” From A Boston State of Mind Vol. 2.


With Guru Tribute Approaching, Boston Cats Drop Dedications…

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

GURU BOSTON FLIER

LISTEN: Singapore Kane – “My Planet” (Solar Dis – produced by Purpose)

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LISTEN: Akrobatik – “Rap Royalty” (Rest In Power Guru)

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Best Singer / Songwriter of Ours and Any Generation…

Friday, May 21st, 2010

BOOOOOooooooOOOOOOOTTTYYYY

GIMMIE DAT TOOOT TOOOT … LEMME GIVE YOU DAT BEEEEP BEEEP

IT’S THE PIED PIPER OF R&B YA’LLLLLLLL

WHAT DO WE DOOO … WHEN THE DJS PLAYING OUR FAVORITE GROOVE…

R KELLY X PINK MASK + PINK HAT + PINK JERSEY..

I HAVE THIS PROBLEM SO OFTEN IT PAINS ME.. I’M ALWAYS FUCKING THE SAME GIRL AS URSHHER.. IT’S LIKE R KELLY WROTE THIS SONG FOR ME.. SO FUCKING CRAZY.

THIS SONG HAS HUGE COMEBACK POTENTIAL AS THE CLUB ANTHEM OF 2000-FOREVER

BEST INTRO TO ANY SONG IN THE HISTORY OF MUSIC… (CRIMINALLY CUT FROM THE REAL VIDEO)

MY MINDS TELLIN’ ME NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

BUT MY BODY…

MY BODDDDDDYYYYY…

MY BODDDDYYY ‘S TELLIN ME YESSSS

BABY…

I DON WANNNA HURT NO BODY…

BUT THERE IS SOMETHING THAT I

MUST CONFAHHHHHHHEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS…

I WANNA SEE YOU MOVE YOUR BODY LIKE A SNAKE..

AND THATS NOT EVEN COUNTING TWO ALBUMS WITH THE JIGGA MAN! IF THESE DUDES DIDN’T BEEF // GET ARRESTED // PISS ON KIDS .. THESE WOULD HAVE BEEN EPIC FUCKING RELEASES…