Wu Tang Trivia Night

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Here we go again…Hip Hop Trivia Night returns in epic fashion as we present a special Wu Tang edition.
Brush up on your Purple Tape knowledge. Research where all members of Sunz Of Man went to high school. Be prepared to identify Masta Killah’s scent in a scratch n’ sniff challenge.

This night should redefine rap nerd status to no end.

Oh, and our special guest judge will be Edo G.

Free – 21+ – Prizes by Getondown.com

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JTTS Presents A New Years Night Fit For A Struggling Dive Bar On The Jersey Turnpike

Friday, December 27th, 2013

There’s New Year’s events…then there’s JTTS.COM New Year’s events.

Thank Knife for serving up this shit show in the making… A $500 twerk contest, dubbed Twerkfest, hosted by the only putz who would agree to host a fucking twerk contest on New Years.

Should be lulz. Cop your discounted tix in advance – yadda yadda…

See you there.


Navigating Through The Treacherous Waters Of Love And Relationships? So Is Ghostface Killah.

Friday, December 27th, 2013

 

You know the old saying; “Wu Tang imitates life”…Or is it the other way around?

To catch you up on what I’ve been up to, in the past month, I’ve all but abandoned every previous responsibility I’ve had in order to get my relationship chamber in order.

By “responsibilities”, I of course mean posting A.G. videos on this non-BMA award winning blog, checking in on Facebook, and creating whatever internet content I can to bolster my  non existent fame.

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Bone Thugs @ The Middle East

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Seeing Bone Thugs in a basement-like venue is both intimate and weirdly anachronistic. It’s cozy because it’s 1000 degrees, the epitome of a sweatbox. Getting a drink spilled on you is inevitable. Then comes the anachronism. Just looking at Bizzy Bone’s style—hoodie with jewels printed all over it, ill-fitting backwards snapback, long cornrows, etc—teleported me back to middle school.

Suddenly, I felt like I was listening to “1st of tha Month” for the first time in my basement, back in the 8th grade. It truly is 1999 Eternal with these guys.

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New Michael Christmas Video

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

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Bung bung!

Kid is nice.


Another one bites the dust…

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Two in one week. I can’t say I attended this long running Wu-Tang night in Harvard Square nearly as much as I should have, but it was definitely a hidden gem. I can’t even find out how long it went on for. Well, if you live here you should go here tonight. This is what the organizers have to say:

“DECEMBER 18TH WILL BE THE LAST WU-TANG WEDNESDAY (FOREVER). TOMMY DOYLE’S IS CLOSING THEIR DOORS FOR GOOD. SO, WITH THAT BEING SAID, JOIN US ON DECEMBER 18TH AS WE CELEBRATE WU-WEDNESDAY ONE LAST TIME. IF YOU HAVEN’T COME YET, NOW IS THE TIME TO COME! SPREAD THE WORD AND WE WILL SEE ON THE 18TH OF DECEMBER”

 

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Childish Gambino’s Performance Art

Monday, December 16th, 2013


“So nerdy, but the flow wordy.”

It’s easy to hate on Childish Gambino, but dude is getting doper. Sure, his new album Because the Internet is part of a larger story based on a 76-page screenplay about Rick Ross’s future unborn son. It’s a dubious move, since concept albums are a slippery slope and best left to the Beatles.

But then he comes by Sway and drops this meta freestyle over Drake’s “Pound Cake.” Andy Kaufman would co-sign this schtick. Who has a conversation mid-rhyme?

This is deeper than rap.


Farewell Old Friend

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

If there’s two things I hate it’s change and goodbyes.

The Pill, one of the longest-running parties in Boston, just announced they are calling it quits. So what better place to express my feelings about a Mod and Brit Pop night than JTTS AMIRITE?

The Pill was the OG. The hipster night before the phrase was coined. I never made it to its humble beginnings at The Penalty Box, but I followed the party sporadically over the years through it’s rants in Chinatown and to it’s final destination at Great Scott in Allston. I can’t even go to this last one which is next Friday, but I always liked the security of knowing The Pill would always be there….or so I thought.

Holding down a monthly or weekly party in this city is a labor of love. This isn’t NYC where 1/2 your crowd is there by default. You have to bust your ass harder in Boston to deliver a product that people will come back to continuously. And that’s what the Pill did week after week for sixteen fucking years.

The Pill leaving may be a small thing in some peoples’ minds, but it is a tell-tale sign that things are changing. What’s next, Makka Mondays? Elements? The Other Side Cafe? The older generation is moving on and I fear for the future of creative nightlife in this city.

So shout out to Michael Marotta and everything he’s done for  Boston.

I see you cracka.

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Q-Tip + Busta Rhymes Team Up – Abstract & The Dragon [Mixtape]

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes

Pretty solid old man rap coming from the Native Tongues.

Download this here. Stream below.


Moe Pope + Rain (or is it Nate Mardsen from Bearstronaut) – Lift Off [Video]

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Nate Mardsen appears to be rapping here. He’s starring in the video… But Moe Pope and Rain also make an appearance. Is this a Nate Mardsen song? Is this a Moe Pope and Rain video? Is this a collabo? The YouTube video says Moe Pope + Rain… Did Rain do the beat? Why is the sky blue? Why is water wet…?

Whatever. My head hurts. All I know is this video is fucking really dope. The song is really dope.

Congrats to everyone involved for making some dope shit.

How’s that for journalism?


PVRPLE w/ DJ Scream Thursday Night, FRESH PRODUCE w/ DJ QBert Saturday Night

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Don’t sleep!

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DJ ON&ON’S Mother Weighs In On JTTS.com’s 4th Annual BMA Loss.

Monday, December 9th, 2013

We are like the Susan Lucci of the Boston Music Awards. It’s all good.

I woke up and was really feeling the self doubt about my blogging ability.

I mean, we all know Vanyaland was going to win. Michael Marotta was all over the place last night. He was fucking DJing the event, he booked a hotel room there, he was nominated in at least one other category, he actually puts in hourly work in the Boston music scene, and lest we forget to mention the fact that he’s probably slept with half the nominating committee, judges, and 90% of the nominees.

Whatever, we love the kid. Hell I fucking voted for Vanyaland over JTTS.

Anyway – I was feeling really #sadboyz status until I received the following email, forwarded to me by DJ ON&ON from his Mom. Words of encouragement (??).

I’ll repost this email after the jump and respond line by line…

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Raekwon:The Missing Link

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013


This is the Wu beef version of Wu Tang Wednesday.

The Chef’s absence from the almost-finished reunion album A Better Tomorrow is the elephant gun in the room. He’s the reason the RZA can’t wrap it up (pause). Much like Marty, Rae’s been out to lunch. Despite shirking on Shaolin, he’s managed to keep up a steady stream of joints to prep for his upcoming record F.I.L.A.
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