Saturday, December 31, 2005

New Years Resolution...

The Roots - New Years at Jay Dee's

Dilla with the crisp snares.

Happy New Years all...

Wednesday, December 21, 2005


Google image search Mamacita.

I know it's been a minute and a half since I've updated this shit, but I've been busy.

I'm looking forward to Pharrell's album for three reasons.

1. Jay
2. I enjoy Pharrell's music
3. He's been on some different shit lately. I think the problem with Clones was that it was too one dimensional. P (and Chad) had found that little space funk niche and tried to get away with it for a whole album. The same snares and guitars wore out their welcome and the album never reached the status it could have. I mean, Luda, Jay, Clipse, Jada etc. all on an album that is usually ignored. So if In My Mind does turn out to be Mr. Williams rehashing the same formula (a new formula, mind you, the man is not Swizz Beatz) that tires after four or five listens I'll be disappointed.


Pharrell has released three singles as of yet. Can I Have It Like That saw him doing his best Diddy impression - shitty lines (Nelly Furtado?), hot lines (Stephen Hawking) and explosions in the video - yet the song grows on one and became minimally annoying (although not quite enjoyable). He gave us Angel, his piano bounce ballad about girls with asses like loaves of bread, and now Mamacita. P lets the pianos slide through this one, ignores Daddy Yankee's pointless appearance and brings back his flow. None of these songs are particular standouts - I can't envision myself playing any of them six months from now, and Angel in particular doesn't hold up to the test of time. Yet I'm pleased to hear him come from three completely different directions, the only consistency is the keys on Angel and Mamacita. An album with completely different sounds is all I'm asking for.

Pharrell Williams feat. Daddy Yankee - Mamacita

Monday, December 05, 2005

Suede and linen, champ...

Cam'ron - No Thanks To You (Dynasty Freestyle)

It's that old Cam'ron shit. 25 degrees, 145th Street winter music. The soul samples, the charisma, the paper.

Cam'ron feat. Nicole Wray - Love My Life

Some things never change.

Flipping Paid in Full with plenty of paper.

Where is the album?

Clipse - Hard or Soft

Some of that old shit.

(Players we ain' the same I'm into caine and guns.)

Friday, December 02, 2005

This is the remix...

Back then, the Clipse mixtape was just a twinkle in Benzi's eye. With a couple spots left on the joint, he hit me up this morning with some good news.

With the Clipse "We Got The Remix" mixtape coming soon along with the offical DVD.. there are still a few open slots on the tape. All you aspiring producers/djs/wannabes can run over to and cop the acapella. Throw everything you have at that shit, because (to quote, "basically if you create the best one.. ill toss it in the mix.. and youll join the ranks of dj megastars on the tape, and youll be instantly famous." Not bad. So grab that shit, get your grind on, and throw it over to

Meanwhile, The Roots are gonna be at the University of Miami tonight. I saw them live with N*E*R*D and Talib Kweli, needless to say they rocked it. Hopefully I won't be too drunk and come back with blurry pictures.