Friday, December 31st, 2010

Las Vegas 12/27/2010-12/30/2010

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Went to Vegas this week with a couple buddies. Here are some text messages that I sent between the hours of 6:45 AM and 9:30 AM on 12/30 as updates to another friend who wanted to stay abreast of the happenings…

“[Friend 1] bought a room just for tonight so that he can fuck some random British girl. I just learned this and it’s 7 am here. Odd”

“[Friend 2] just finished fucking some super trashy looking girl in our room and is now snoring super loudly and has woken me up. I wonder what the girl is thinking about her life right now”

“I’m probably just going to listen to my ipod. I don’t trust that this girl won’t rob us though, so I’m staying awake until she leaves”

“There’s a twist in this plot. The girl is definitely the one snoring and I’m ninety percent sure that [Friend 2] was just trying to fuck her in her sleep. This is awesome”

“Earlier she was talking to him about her boyfriend and [Friend 2] is absolutely fucking her as she drifts in and out of consciousness, and she’s called him Steven (not Friend 2’s name) a couple times”

“Me and [Friend 2] are now talking while [Friend 2] tries to fuck this girl as she snores like an English bulldog. [Friend 2] is so wasted right now doing crazy shit”

“[Friend 2] is trying to pee on her right now” (he didn’t end up peeing on her)

“This is so much fun”

“That chick is so gross, she has stretch marks everywhere”

“[Friend 1]’s British girl was on her period and he says there’s blood all over the place. This is the best Vegas trip ever”

Photo Diary:

This is a tattoo on the arm of the snoring girl; it reads, “Fuck Life”.

Friend 2 passed out and hiding in the bathroom from the tattoo girl after realizing that she looks like Ralph from The Simpsons. That bruise on his thigh is from him falling off of the side of an escalator onto concrete steps that rested about 6 feet below the side of the escalator.

Picture 1
Happy New Year.

…I just read over this and it’s disgusting. Whatever, this situation entertained me thoroughly this morning.

Big Dan Leaving Traffic Entertainment Group To Pursue A Life Of Freedom / Unemployment

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

(video by Will C)

Art Basel – Miami, Recap Video.

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Threw a party in Miami @ Art Basel in December with my beer company day job. Teamed up with a few different artists, galleries, artists, etc. This video literally mirrors my entire experience, which is kind of crazy. These dudes hit pretty much everything I went to..

FREE DOWNLOAD: Asher Roth + Nottz – “Rawth EP”

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

00 Front

It’s official. Asher Roth is on the right side of hip-hop.

I called it before any of you motherfuckers.

Download the “Rawth EP” Here

00 Back

Winter 2011 Hip-Hop Preview: Duck Down, Talib Kweli, and…

Thursday, December 30th, 2010
There’s this funny idea in the music industry — or at least in the hip-hop slice of that glorious enterprise — that it’s uncool to release an album in January, February, or March. Artists and label dicks just love talking about how they’re “waiting for the second quarter to drop.” As if they hold some sort of deep marketing knowledge that consumers don’t understand. It’s a tradition that should surely die in the digital age, but that for some reason won’t fade — like Diddy. With that said, it’s all good for indie rappers whose imprints are smart enough to commandeer the wide-open winter soundscape.


Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Big shouts to ALLGAMAMA DIGITRASDADSF for signing Lil B! Two digital albums on the way. DJ NEXT SPENDING ALL OF TREES AMALGAM MONEY! SO YES!


anyway, had my beef with Amalgam and Next in the past, but I’m over it. don’t hold grudges any more in life. This is a nice look for a East Boston BASEDLABEL to sign one of the internets biggest stars. Good luck to Amalgam and Next + Enig Mue.. BOSTON STAND UP !!

New Leedz Mixtape (FREE DOWNLOAD) plus New Rite Hook Video

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Boston rap promoter Edu Leedz has never dropped a weak mixtape – whether you’re talking about projects on which he pairs local talent with visiting all-stars, or the ones on which Boston artists handle all the tracks. This one has a bit of both; cats like Qwel and Copywrite swing through, but mostly all the action comes from the likes of Amadeus, Rite Hook, Stu Cat, The Camp, and Al-J. There’s some seriously fresh material here; if these are leftovers from albums dropping soon, then 2011 should be a big year for the home team. And hopefully, just hopefully, these dudes will benefit from the massive audiences flocking to the frat rap shows that Leedz has been packing in at the Middle East.


Download “The Write Off Volume 2” Here


Making It Real Simple For Producers Out There

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

the Ultimate Breaks + Beats Production Tool Kit ..

2010 Round-Up: The Year In Boston Hip-Hop

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010


There’s no denying that Slaine, who just dropped his The Devil Never Dies (Suburban Noize) mixtape, and DJ Statik Selektah command the forefront of Boston rap enthusiasm. The latter’s 1982 (Brick) with Termanology even made commercial waves, and Slaine’s role in Ben Affleck’s The Town also garnered attention for the city. But the real story is that those three aren’t carrying the torch alone. Rather, they’ve opened doors for scores of rookies, regulars, and veterans to compete with cats from every city, scene, and subgenre.

David Thorpe’s “The Year In Dutch Rap”

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010


Once again, the xenophobic American music press has let me down. Amid all the year-end hoopla, I’ve seen nary a mention of 2010’s most vibrant, important, and artistically relevant cultural phenomenon: the Dutch rap scene. Even my beloved Phoenix is guilty of — let me just go ahead and say it — racism: Chris Faraone’s epic list of 100 hot 2010 hip-hop singles was woefully Anglophone. “It’s nothing against the Dutch,” Faraone told me. “It’s just that they should go back to their goddamn windmills and leave the rapping to us.”


Wu-Tang Wednesday: Pics from Wu-Tang at the Wilbur in Boston

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010


Wu-Tang, while always good for an unexpected turn or two, did something absolutely unprecedented at their Boston show last week: they showed up on time. In fact, the show ended at least an hour before they usually go on.

Despite the early onset, Meth, Ghost, and every other living member besides RZA brought much ruckus, pain, and so forth. Highlights included a heavy-duty “’97 Mentality,” an appearance by Young Dirty Bastard (pic below), and Raekwon wearing one of those Vermont sweatshirts that they sell at highway rest stops.

I’m looking forward to the January 3 follow-up show (with Bad Rabbits opening); hopefully it will complement the jump-off by going deeper into side and solo projects. And lastly, if the Wu-Tang car girl from Quincy is in the house, please say what’s up. You’re kind of a legend around here, and we’d like to meet you. (more…)

Dr. Dre x Eminem x Jay-Z x 50 Cent x Stat Quo x Ca$his – Syllables [Audio]

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

The torch is gonna burn out before it gets passed/Jay said it’s his last, then 50 and Em/Then what? Detox drops and what do we got then?

What’s the matter, couldn’t get Kanye West? No Diddy? Sometimes these bloated super-posse cuts actually work, and this is one of those times. Post-“Kush,” the early signs for Detox have been encouraging.

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Dr. Dre x Eminem x Jay-Z x 50 Cent x Stat Quo x Cashis – Syllables