You Gotta See “Winnebago Man” This Weekend

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Twenty summers ago, in the deep sweat of nowhere Iowa, a hired crew set out to film the lamest sort of low-budget sales video imaginable. But what could have been a mundane if not suicidal assignment spun into accidental comedy, as the star of the infomercial, ex-network news producer turned industrial thespian Jack Rebney, allowed his physical and occupational discomfort to get the best of him. In a blooper reel that first circulated on hand-dubbed VHS tapes before blowing up on YouTube, Rebney barks such vulgar trademark outbursts as “What does the goddamn line say, Tony?”, “I don’t even know what the fuck I’m saying,” and, perhaps most famously, “My mind is just a piece of shit this morning.” Chances are you know the clip as “Winnebago Man.”

In the most voyeuristic society ever to spy this earth, Rebney, cooking on the inside of a hot tin Itasca Sunflyer, is one of our favorite folks to ogle. The outtakes from his Winnebago debacle have been viewed by tens of millions, many of whom (myself included) return to the peephole sporadically, or even regularly, depending on depression levels. Some people watch Seinfeld reruns to cheer up; some abuse Dust-Off and other household gases. But for a growing legion of YouTube boobs and mouse potatoes, Winnebago Man is all the medication we need to laugh away overdue bills and genital infections. Indeed, Rebney is the meme of memes — the Holy Grail of accidental celebrities, as one interviewee puts it.

READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE


New Joint from RADIx (Upcoming Disc Produced Entirely by Statik Selektah)

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

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RADIx has always been one of my favorite groups out of New England. There aren’t nearly enough duos in this age of excessive narcissism, and Seek and Quite Nyce bring the sort of dynamic ping pong rhymes that cats are just too lazy to write anymore. This preview joint is over an old Defari beat, but their upcoming disc, Say Yes, is produced entirely by Statik Selektah. Props to PUZL on the cover design, too; from what I understand there will be a major multimedia component attached to this project.

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LISTEN: RADIx – Focused Daily (WERS Freestyle)


Sick, Sick, Sick New Joint from A Masstapeace (Legendary Axe + TygaStyle + DJ Slipwax)

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

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LISTEN: A Masstapeace (produced by The Arcitype) – Time To Make Music


JTTS Racial Count: 3.5 Whites (Knife is .5 since he hasn’t posted since 2K9), 1 Half Kenyan / Half Jew, 1 Argentine

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Looks like us whites are gaining the majority here (finally).

Let’s welcome JKRealize to the JTTS cracker party.

Some things besides Sam Adams that Jeremy can bring to the table..

Old Navy Coupons

NahRight.com copy + pastes.

The Dance still the gayest/whitest JTTS writer..

Less Faraone poasts at the top of the page..


Moe Pope + Rain = “Life After God”

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

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Rain had one fuck of a task on his hands. The relatively unknown Boston producer was tapped by lyrically revered Project Move veteran Moe Pope to compose the follow-up to the latter’s 2008 victory Megaphone, which was slow to burn but finally earned its due rep as a distinguished contemporary rap artifact.

Fortunately, Rain aced the assignment by rising above beatmaker status and diligently synthesizing boom-bap with rich organic syrup to spoon atop Moe’s tragic essays. Life After God is a mostly melancholy meditation, since Moe was both depressed and polluted through much of the writing process. But his rhymes — all of which are “misfit in the room of hoes that’s materialistic” — are nonetheless enlightened nuggets that sparkle beneath the variegated highlights of Rain’s drizzle. The post-Motown “City Lights” with Edo G throws back, “Bullitt” pushes forward, and the piano play on “Bang Bang” is (and I hate this adjective) timeless.

At its best, Life After God finds Moe meeting Reks on “Foolish” (which is anything but) and spitting like a BP-sponsored porn star on two versions of “Rock Me.” Moe don’t preach, but he sure does know how to communicate.



Sam Adams – Lemonade Please

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

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DOWNLOAD: Sam Adams – Lemonade Please

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BONUS DOWNLOAD: Sam Adams – Fly Jets Over Boston ft. Curren$y

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New Reflection Eternal Video: Ballad of the Black Gold

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

In my opinion this is the most impressive joint on Hi-Tek and Talib Kweli’s recently released Revolutions Per Minute (REVIEW HERE). Glad to see they gave it the proper treatment in the wake of the BP oil spill (not to mention the many oil-driven conflicts and quagmires that the United States is currently tangled up in). Kweli might not be the same sort of revolutionary that he once was, but at least he still finds room for cuts like this on his projects. Content aside, too, this is one hell of a banger.


Dam Funk x MC Eiht – Hood Pass Intact

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Dam Funk‘s appearance at Great Scott in Allston on a cold ass night in March was one of the best shows to come through the Bean thus far this year (shouts to @PBR_Boston). He’ll be back on the scene with a 12″ EP this summer via Stones Throw, of which this song, featuring the original “Mr. I’m So JEEEAHHH” MC Eiht, is the title track. It already appeared on his 2009 LP Toeachizown, but it sounds even better when played in warm weather.

Dam-Funk: Hood Pass Intact feat. MC Eiht by stonesthrow


Mayer Hawthorne – You’re Easy Lovin’ Ain’t Pleasin’ Nothin’ [Video]

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

The other day Sleezy Trees berated me for contributing nothing to JTTS besides posting videos. The fact is my low attention span and lowly Internet powers render my blogging abilities limited at best; that says more about the truly one-in-a-million Internet goon status of Sleezy Trees than it does about my own average talents. On top of all that, I’m suspicious that nobody reads this blog besides Wite and Chris Faraone.

In any case, here’s another video. Mayer Hawthorne remakes 2Pac‘s “I Get Around” as retro doo-wop, with a bunch of American Apparel model-hopefuls replacing the Pac’s 90′s skeezers.

Enjoy, until the next Sleezy Trees post.


Puma City Returns To Boston

Monday, July 19th, 2010

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Coming Soon…


The Dude Who Wrote The Vocoder Book Has A New Blog

Monday, July 19th, 2010

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His name is Dave Tompkins, and he’s just about the best damn music writer alive. He’s also Paul C’s biographer (if you don’t know – go to school). Check it out – especially if you’re tired of lame old rap blogs like this one.

Read a recent interview with Tompkins HERE

Check the How To Wreck A Nice Beach blog HERE


El Gant featuring Bekay & DeeJay Element – “You Ain’t This”

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

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Glad to see that El Gant is still ripping. Dude is one of the few dope freestyle MCs who can write a great song – in fact his 2001 joint It’s Over is one of my favorite albums of the era (which is a big statement). Pretty sure he came out of the SUNY-Albany scene, which, if I remember correctly, yielded quite a few cats who were much more into rapping than attending class. Word to hip-hop.

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LISTEN: El Gant + Bekay + DeeJay Element – You Ain’t This


What If The Tea Party Was Black?

Saturday, July 17th, 2010