Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
It feels good to be home, baby.
Young Jeezy & Pusha T - Movin' Weight
I'm not sure if Jeezy recycled the entire verse from the Mariah remix or just parts of it. This collaboration was inevitable, and I'm very happy about it. Anything with Pusha on it catches my immediate attention. He doesn't really have any quotables in it, but he has the charisma (not unlike Jeezy) to rip a track without really ripping it. He's so positive of his skill at slanging dope that we don't even care what he's saying, we automatically believe him.
Sunday, November 20, 2005
The agony of defeat...
N*E*R*D - Run To The Sun (Live in Amsterdam)
Ray J performs Coldplay's Clocks
One Wish was a legitimate guilty pleasure for me, but watching Ray J have epileptic seizures at the beginning of the song rates as one of the funniest things I've ever seen. This is like Chris Martin trying to perform In Da Club.
Thursday, November 17, 2005
We could play the White House...
Ray J feat. Fabolous - One Wish (DJ Clue Remix)
Smitty feat. Lil' Wayne & Twista - Diamonds (remix)
Both of these songs are pure unadulterated fun.
New Ray J beat is SICK, Clue killed the bassline.
And yes, that is Steve Francis smoking the rock.
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Oh Boy Oberto
Teriyaki Boyz feat. Pharrell - L.A.R.G.E.
This is like a really bad joke.
Monday, November 14, 2005
It's mac, daddy, not your daddy mac
Bitch you got it criscrossed, scrap
I can't have you back
Look how you acted when I had your back
Picture me havin' that back to back
I pimp proper like shrimp lobster
Check out my pimp posture
Even my limp proper
Mama I can't help what's running down your face
I moved your ass into that furnished space
Like you earned that place
Beanie Sigel feat. Young Chris - Oh Daddy
How you drop from celebrity status?
I'm not gonna assign a number value to how nasty Beans is. Y'all sleep on the Young Gunz, ride to Tough Luv and tell me they're weak. Freeway gets respect. Peedi can bring it. Beans is on a whole other level though.
I could've picked the requisite Beans-thug-kill-you-raw track. He's got a good dozen in which he flips his rough voice every which way, changing schemes and dropping jaws. But you have to understand, Mac is a versatile rapper. He KILLED that club shit - we all know how Mac come through on a club tip (everybody real deep on that thug shit). So could he do something for the ladies? This is not a bitch track. This is Beans slapping the broad, get your act right bitch. He's mean, he doesn't need you, he's a beast.
Jay-Z feat. Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek & Amil - You Me Him & Her
Sunday, November 13, 2005
I ain't going down without a fight...
The concert last night was sort of a disappointment, and sort of not. We got there in time to see D4L ROCK Laffy Taffy. The whole arena was going nuts. We'd been heavily drinking since about 3, and during the break between their set and Ray J snuck/stumbled into VIP. Had no idea where in the fuck we were until they started giving us free Heinekens and steak sandwiches. Spent the next two hours getting shitfaceder and politicking with some Haitian photographers. I ended up with a Henny and coke in one hand and a Corona in the other. Who can floss like us? We were kicked out a little after I dropped a beer and made a mess. I have to give a shout to Bob at the carving station, holding it down even though he knew we were incognito.
After that, the concert was boring as shit. Never even saw Three 6, YoungBloodz didn't show, Mike Jones didn't show. I don't like Omarion. So we're bored and drunk as shit, the DJ has been going for like 90 minutes, and we sneak under the bleachers into backstage. This time we didn't last, but as I was getting kicked out I saw Trick Daddy. Holler.
The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Jay-Z - What You Want
Chorus is wack as shit, BIG rips it. Jay does the whole I'm gonna come on here and steal the show. Not quite the Go Crazy remix, but close. Beat is done by Timbaland's protege. It's not Brooklyn's Finest or I Love The Dough, but I'll play it.
Saturday, November 12, 2005
3 6 Mafia at Miami Tonight...
Hopefully I won't get killed.
Mobb Deep - Win or Lose (Chopped & Screwed)
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Straight for paper, paper chaser...
Gangster gangster, gangster gangster.
Juelz Santana is not the best rapper in the game. He is not the most charismatic (Killa!). He doesn't have the best wordplay, flow, lyrics, delivery. He says things that don't make sense (I've got a whole collection, of my ho collection), he says things that would come off as crass from anyone else (Kill yourself - The entire song).
Yet we listen ever so closely. Connor posted a short memoir of his love for Cam. I could do that. Cam is up there for me, top 3 favorites of all time, top 3 greatest of all time (Yeah I said it. Jay, BIG & Cam). Well, I can talk about Juelz like he's up there. Because although in actuality he SHOULDN'T be up there, when the new tape leaks, or he's on Rap City, the buzz is as tangible as that of a heavyweight's.
I first heard him on the What Means The World Remix. No one remembers that verse, understandably. UGK, Cam, Trina and Luda acted a fool on that track, and money just stayed in the background, happily playing the part of the young protege. Diplomatic Immunity came next. Juelz was Hungry, spitting that raw raw, making us believe in his talent and his ghetto. Hop scotch on niggas' faces' left his ankles bad. He wasn't there yet - Cam kept "I Really Mean It" all to himself, but he was on the come up. From Me 2 U, he showed his softer side. Album could've been harder, no promotional push, Juelz Dip Dipped. The interludes. Guest appearances and a mediocre DI2. Sick freestyles. Three dirty mixtapes (1. Round Here 2. Bandana 3. Pick It Up). Now Juelz is running with the new breed. Talking about an album with Jeezy, having Lil' Wayne pop up on tracks. Doper than actual dope. The album, What The Game's Been Missing has arrived.
I can't talk about the impact of the album. It hasn't hit the streets, hasn't even been leaked for 24 hours. It may flop, it may blow up. But Juelz has cemented himself in my pantheon. He's like the Vince Vaughn of rap, menacing yet friendly - making fantastic guest appearances, and capable of carrying his own album every once in a while. Would any of you NOT want to kick it with Juelz?
I don't want to post any more tracks. Go buy the album. I know I will.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Don't Listen, Just Picture It
Juelz Santana - Rumble Young Man, Rumble
Album is mind blowing.
More to come.
Sunday, November 06, 2005
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
I'm too tall to act small...
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Songs I Cannot Stop Playing...
Yeah so we have this shit going for us.
I'm just gonna throw down a couple remixes and some new Jueeeeeeeeeeelz. The new mixtape is absurd, the man is about to take over the entire world.
I hope you don't mind Rapidshare, these files are all small enough that it shouldn't be a big deal and right now Rapidshare is the only reliable upload...
Nas feat. Pharrell - Flyest Angel
Nas feat. Pharrell - Flyest Angel ($100 Remix)
This shit comes in waves for me, I'll go through spurts where I play it a ridiculous amount every 7-8 months.
Jay-Z - My 1st Song (Defikon Remix)
I know we're all sick of the Black Album remix, but this shit is like driving fast through the city. Claaassy shit.
Juelz Santana feat. Lil' Wayne - Pick It Up
Juelz Santana - Fat Bitch
Both of these songs are perhaps the most brilliant recordings in the history of music. Words cannot describe Weezy's shine and Juelz's (is it Juelz's? Juelz'? Juelz'z? Someone help me.) aptitude for comedy. Christ.