And so it is that Fresh Produce cometh once again. While we had a great summer (minus Hurricane Irene f*cking things up last month), we’re psyched school’s back in session so we can enjoy the fruits of our labor. We might even take requests if the girls aren’t totally busted. Joining us this Saturday will be Cosmo Baker of Brooklyn’s super party The Rub. Tommee’s gearing up for an all-Kreayshawn set and Knife will be playing the same shit he’s been playing for the last five years. Plus our homies over at start-up clothing label & blog La Parca (www.laparca.com) will be joining us once again to sell t-shirts, talk shit and drink beer. As always, no dress code, no cover, 21 + at Good Life, 28 Kingston Street, Boston MA 02111 www.goodlifebar.com.
Interested to hear what this new Domo project has to offer. Forgot about OF for a few days…
UPDATE: This dude uses Kenny G on the interlude.
DOWNLOAD: Domo Genesis – Under The Influence [Mixtape]
As you might have figured out by now, MTV sucks. I don’t even think they have Kurt Loder anymore, and if they do, I’m sure that even he would tell you that he pines for the Madonna days, or even the Fred Durst days for that matter.
This isn’t just me talking; the college kids I work with, true blue hipsters one and all, tell me straight up that they’re over everything but 16 and Pregnant. From what I hear that one’s a big hit with the non-pregnant upper middle class crowd. (more…)
As you may know, Blu will be performing at The Middle East Upstairs this Thursday, 9/22. To support, you can purchase tickets here. If you’re cheap, be the 25th person to e-mail email@example.com with your full (real) name, and win a pair of tix.
Two new Frank Ocean videos dropped over the past couple days, and boy are they purdy. The first is for “Thinking About You” (above), an official clip directed by High 5 Collective, while the second is for “Swim Good” off of Nostalgia/Ultra. My initial fears that Frank wouldn’t be able to continue the stunning start he made off that free album seem to be waning, thanks to clips like these and his couple of notable turns on Watch the Throne. If he keeps up like this, one would think he’d grow further and further away from his OFWGKTA buddies (who seem to be going in this direction), no?
from Population Control, out 10.25 on Duck Down
ASAP Rocky – Trilla Prod. By Beautiful Lou (Feat A$AP Twelvy & A$AP Nast) by Steady Leanin
At this point, who needs who more?
DOWNLOAD: Mac Miller x Premo – Face The Facts
YO, the beats on this tape bang…and dude can rap? Please get familiar.
We’ve had many challenges with this show including numerous scheduling conflicts, bad weather and logistical challenges but hope to come back to Boston with Rock The Bells soon.”
– Chang from RTB
Um.. so there is a 10% chance of rain two weeks from now, and well.. you know how Joe Budden doesn’t like to get his rare air max wet, and like.. well I mean, logistically – we’re not really sure if we can accommodate the elaborate hologram machine that creates the giant five dimensional brain that Killah Priest performs his classic “Heavy Mental” album in front of.. and like, Lauryn Hill has her baby cousin’s daughter’s baptism that weekend so you know, we tried to move that backstage, but she’s got a big family and we’re not really sure if they want to brave the traffic.. So, you know. We’re going to have to pull out of Boston. But it’s not you … it’s definitely us. We got love for you, we’re just going through a lot of personal shit right now. Our other shows just got out of the hospital, so you know, I’ve been really stressed out with that. Give me a call sometime, maybe we can get coffee. Also my phone was off.
And with that – The death knell of of hip hop has rang over the sunny shores of Mansfield, MA.
Can’t say I didn’t see this coming.
Here is the thing – people don’t give a fuck about Cypress Hill, Nas, Erykah Badu, Mobb Deep, Roc Marciano.. etc. I mean. People do, but they are my age. Most people my age are like me and I sure as fuck don’t want to stand around a crowd of frail south shore snap back wearing frat rap fans pretending they care about any of the artists on stage. Picture a sea of JKFGTs, drunk, akward, unsure of themselves, blankly nodding whilst playing on their smartphones while a fat fossil performs their last rites in front of a college band that normally draws 30 sorority chicks at the local sports bar in their hood.
Rap is not good live. It’s not. I’ve seen hundreds, maybe thousands of rap shows. I’ve enjoyed maybe – MAYBE 20% of them. Now put that in a stadium setting, it gets worse. There are no theatrics. There are no sets, no production value. It’s usually dude plus hypeman and a DJ. I’ve been seeing the same show for 20 years. Now they have added live instruments – guess what – that made it worse. I don’t want to see Mobb Deep rap in front of an all white hipster band from Williamsburg.
I mean these guys are performing albums from the 90s. Most kids were 3 or 4 years old when this shit dropped. They don’t give a fuck about “Black Sunday”. That is not entertainment for them. People don’t want to pay for that shit. They might go to M.O.P. at the Middle East downstairs and wile the fuck out and mosh and have a good time.. even if they don’t know the songs.. but that doesn’t happen in stadiums. Dudes stand around with their arm around their girl and they tweet for 5 hours.
I don’t know .. maybe they can come back on some blog rap shit next year… Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Kid CuDi, Odd Future, Kreayshawn, Curren$y, Lil B, Mac Miller, Moufy, Chris Webby, Sam Adams, Smoke DZA, Big K.R.I.T. type shit.
Chris Faraone is literally beside himself right now I am sure. Someone please check on him.
Sidebar: Upon showing Chris Faraone the ODB boxset I worked over a year on – he immediately told me that the next box set I put out should be Kabir. KABIR. Dude released one half ass EP in 2001 that barely got local attention and completely disappeared. He said this to me with a straight face. Like, oh hey, High Snob – Okayplayer, you like ODB – wait until you see what I’ve got cooking with virtually unknown trust fund rapper KABIR! FUCKING KABIR!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.
The internet is a savage beast.
First off i wanna say i really like Zeppelin and fully appreciate what they did in the forward movement of rock n’ roll music….even w/ the stealing of blues songs. I first came to the realization thru Zeppelin, at a young age, that when you listen to a song you can be brought thru a journey being told from the eyes of the story teller… which at the time was great. They have 1 of the best live albums ever and had the coolest totally wasted drummer, but the FACT is THEY ARE NO COMP W THE BEATLES!
The Beatles are better. Fact…..yea the F-Bomb was dropped and will be to all nay sayer’s. i dont give a fuck if your Robert Plant steppin to me, i’ll go back and forth w/ ya on this one. I’ve had this argument w/ a close friend of mine for a long time (and the anonymous DJ friend can still eat it!).
Say what you want, and i know you will, but the Beatles stood the test of time and continued to make funky ass hits for your system even after their break-up.
P.S. Celph Titled line of the day for me is… “im an entrepreneur, ya crew rockin my line of my body bags”