Monday, June 26, 2006 

Explain this...

So I was over at SpineMagazine and they posted a new Rampage (long time Flipmode Squad homie) track off of his new album, the track is called
I'm Rollin With You,
in an interview when the said song is asked about... : A lot of people are saying you don’t need to pay excessive amounts for money for beats; did you have to pay big bucks for the Neptunes beat?

Rampage : Nah. Sometimes I just don’t pay nothing for beats. I just make sure they get it on their publishing.

So what is the damn point you ask? Well it is very simple listen here, he used a 5 year old Backstreet Boys track and is either trying to pull a fast one making it seem he is down with the neptunes (he even shouts out them on the track), which is pretty sad when it looks like Rampage probably acquired the beat without even working directly with the neptunes. Or if he did work with the neptunes, why would you use a 5 year old beat? Or did the neptunes try to rip off Rampage (least likely IMO). Regardless why would you put this on a retail album? This shit should stick to mixtapes, where I wouldn't have any problem with it. Any Insight folks?

Sunday, June 25, 2006 

Mos Def and Al Gore

Shows Mos Def knows his shit..

Thursday, June 22, 2006 

Dear New York Knicks, get ready to suck some more.

Isaiah Providing one beautiful stare.

So The Knickerbockers have fired Larry Brown, that should kind of irk you, but the fact Isaiah Thomas will become coach should force any Knicks fan to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge. With the roster they got now they are starting to look like Trailblazers of the early 00s, a bunch of flashy names but nothing else, they are a team that is Stackhoused (a bunch of scorers who are in the point of their careers where they can only benefit a team by playing 20 minutes and coming off the bench). It has been proven that Isaiah can't run shit, not the Raptors, not the Pacers and def. not the CBA. He replaces a man who in 30+ years has never left a team with a losing record, untill now that is. I don't feel bad for Larry Brown though, he will be getting fat stacks of paper from the Knicks for plain ice cold chillin.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006 

What the shit...

Biz Markie shows Fat Joe, what Fat really is.

So Fat Joe is telling everyone to bet our kitchen sinks on his new album which drops in september, as much as I enjoy betting my kitchen sink on things (or throwing refrigerators), I am not buying it because he already has had records with Scott Storch and Just Blaze, and digging up the same formula once more isn't going to work, but I am hopeful, I would be sold if he got Primo back, now that would be a statement.

Some local shit...

Baltimore is going to be the place be late July for Artscape, Concerts by Common, Goapele, Citizen Cope, Cut Chemist, Peanut Butter Wolf all for FREE.
check out more info here. I am def there.

Cause my etiquette skills are so sick, Aren't only women supposed to curtsy?

So I was watching the news and I saw a new hotel opening up in DC called Hotel Palomar, that has all of it's employees ballet trained, let me tell you that no "real" man should ever be staying at this hotel.. Story 1, Story 2. Well if you do.. you might as well be wearing a fairy outfit.

speaking of the news.. and someone sadly reppin DC...

Well atleast Maury Povich has the flyest...80 year old newsreporter. Props dude.

Before I go, one more album like the Clipse album is finally coming out..Nore, it better not be some Daddy Yankee shit.



Ali Vegas.

My favorite NY mixtape rapper, this side of Papoose has a little video out, actually he and Pap have been around the same amount of time, He came around 1999-2000, and Pap was around in 1999, he had a vinyl out and some tracks with Kool G Rap. Random factoid, Ali Vegas is the cousin of Lamar Odom.



Monday, June 19, 2006 

Dr. Octagon- Chapter 7

The Return Of Doctor Octagon, Chapter 7: Catchdubs "Al Green" (Chapter 2, Verse 908 Remix)

OCD International HQ

Rob Sonic sat around the OCD HQ with a cup of coffee in front of him, As he slowly poured a healthy serving of whiskey into it, he looked around him. Mike Relmn, Gray Kid, along with the OCD staff sat to his left while on monitors to his right were the people of the Money Fight, Cassettes Won't Listen and Kid Loco (whose transmission looked smoky at best.) All Rob could think was, "how the fuck did I get into this?"

It had all been pretty much pieced together. The Gorilla who had come after Sonic and Loco was the evil mastermind behind all this. It was somehow connected to the clones that had helped destroyed TMF's home planet, but they were still unsure what that connection was. And that damn package was still flashing 06272006 and no one had been able to stop it. Ok, maybe there were a few things to figure out.

Sonic knew he was at least safe and he had a plan. Well, he had a dream. A dream with a man dressed in a hooded robe. The man had appeared in a yellow robe in the center of Sonic's room with a hood covering most of his head with number 908 emblazed across the front. On the back of the robe in big black letters, were the letters AG.

"Greetings. I am a disciple from the house of AG. We are an ancient society whose sole purpose is to help in times of need before great battles. You are going to war Rob Sonic. The Gorilla that chased you has been responsible for destroying countless worlds all over this galaxy. They were the ones that invented the cloning technology that was used to create the Dr Octagon clones. What Cassettes Won't Listen thought were Aliens, were actually The Gorillas, who lose the ability to retain their body hair in space.

OCD had done everything right. But someone made a fatal mistake. You. You think you lost The Gorilla? You lead him right to the source. He knows exactly where you are, and he is planning to destroy OCD HQ and steal the good Doctor's package before the world can hear his message. This cannot happen. You must fight. You must save the planet. It is up to you."

With that, Rob had awoken from his dream to find a dark room and a bad headache. As he fumbled for the lights, he found a space raygun and a training tape with the word Disciple 908 imprinted on it.

As Sonic relayed this to the stunned table around him, he picked up the space gun and pressed play on the training tape. As the beats from the House of AG dropped in, he looked around the table and told them:

"Pack yo shit. We going to war. Suckahs."

Catchdubs: "Al Green (Chapter 2, verse 908 remix)"


The Aliens video dropped also, check it out here.

Thursday, June 15, 2006 

All Clipsed & Cubed Out!

What up everyone, Back on May 15th I was fortunate to see the Clipse and Dogg Pound open up for Ice Cube, now after fixing my shitty internet, I was finally able to upload the concert video to share.

First off, no doubt the Clipse are one of my favorite acts in the game right now, their time on the stage was maybe 20 minutes or so but every single minute was hot, I would pay a lot to see a full set of theirs, see here as they do their classic track, Grindin':

Then here is the intro for Ice Cube entering the stage...

Before this following clip I wasn't sure if Ice Cube was still hungry to be a rapper, and should stick to doing movies, boy was I wrong, the energy he showed on that night was some of the best I've ever seen from any rap acts live, Also it should be noted that he chose to do a lot of his classic shit over cuts off his new album. As he left the stage he said he'd be back this summer with Snoop, if it is back at 9:30 I am so there. Note: The guy yelling in the background was a dude next to me, trashed out of his mind, he yelled the WHOLE night, even got the attention of WC during an interlude, it was hillarious.

Here is some bonus Clipse footage from someone else that went to the same show:

also here is the new video for The Clipse-Mr Me Too, very sleek + minimal, Re-Up!


Monday, June 12, 2006 

Dr. Octagon- Chapter 6

Part 6 is a little late because your boy was on vacation, now I'm back fulltime and I'm not going ANYWHERE.

The Return Of Doctor Octagon, Chapter 6: Kid Loco in the Return of "A Gorilla Driving A Pick-Up Truck" (Banana Loco Mix)

-Paris, France; at a streetside cafe on the wrong side of the river Seine, Kid Loco sips an aperitif while staring intently at his laptop screen, He is reviewing updates on the Decipher project from OCD HQ and he can't believe what he's reading. A planet destroyed by Dr. Octagon clones; fellow decipherers gone delusional and then cured by a mysterious cure; abducted hackers claiming to have met the real Dr. Octagon years ago; gorillas driving pick up trucks… How do all these events fit in with each other? What does it all mean?

Kid Loco inhales deeply and looks skyward. How can he, a hopeless romantic, an urban artist raised on the boulevards of Paris, be expected to wrap his head around these seemingly inexplicable ongoings in the U.S.? Whatever's going on there, may soon spread everywhere. He knows if he just concentrates and focuses, maybe, just maybe, he can come up with the missing link to tie it all together.

He reaches into his pockets and pulls out a smooth-rolled blunt of rare Pakistani hashish – Kid Loco's secret psychic weapon that he likes to call the Three Feet High Reefer. He lights it up, puffs it up, closes his eyes and prepares to Zen out. His dubbed out re-interpretation of "A Gorilla Driving A Pick-Up Truck (Banana Loco Mix)" cues itself onto his mp3 playlist.

Kid Loco lets his mind do the walking, through each of the tracks on the Dr. Octagon recording. It sounds almost as if the Dr. Octagon on this new recording is not quite the same man (creature?) that produced the perverted Dr. Octagynaecologist 10 years ago. As the purple haze thickens, Loco realizes that "Trees" is clearly a warning on the dangers of pollution. We know the Earth's environment generally disagreed with Dr. Octagon, turning his skin "green and silver, warhead lookin' mean". Loco smacks his lips to the sweet, sticky fumes and thinks about the lyrics on "Ants", where the Doctor is above the clouds, looking down on humans tiny as ants. Perhaps, this is a new perspective to help us remember how ephemeral our existence is?

There's "Perfect World", where Octagon declares, "Men with suits & ties sitting call the shots from a chair / Hummers comin' at night with dark light / More drama looking thru the sun roof at a stealth bomber." With the political messages behind "Jumpstart" and "Eat It", Octagon demonstrates a certain sympathy for the human race, instead of the self-destructive tendencies he displayed previously. Has the Doctor been reborn? Is he offering us a key to ending suffering and pestilence? Is this recording the ying to Dr. Octagynaecologist's yang? Then… maybe the foul circumstances surrounding this recording have more to do with someone trying to prevent Dr. Octagon from succeeding in our salvation?

As the sweet, sticky fumes subside, a green Chevy pick-up truck rolls to an abrupt stop on the curb, directly in front of Kid Loco. A huge, hairy ape in a spacesuit wrestles the door open. He steps out, stretches his arms and legs, and purveys the scene. He spots Kid Loco, walks over to him, and takes a seat. He speaks in a low, gruff voice.

Gorilla: "So, Kid Loco. You think you have it all figured out, huh?"
Kid Loco: "Why are you trying to stop Dr. Octagon?"

The gorilla guffaws, snorting through his enormous nostrils. He shoots Kid Loco an evil grin, and in a sudden flash he's gone. Only later does Kid Loco realize that the gorilla took off with the quarter ounce of hash he had neatly tucked away in his jacket pocket. "Merde", Kid Loco shouts furiously; "We are going to find you, monkey. And we are going to get to the bottom of this."

Download the "A Gorilla Driving A Pick-Up Truck" - Kid Loco (Banana Loco Remix) now!

For more on Kid Loco

Monday, June 05, 2006 

Jurassic 5 Tour Dates

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July 18th – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
July 19th – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
July 21st – Stateline, NV – Mont Bleu Resort
July 22nd – San Francisco, CA – Filmore
July 23rd – San Francisco, CA – Filmore
July 25th – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
July 26th – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
July 27th – San Diego, CA – 4th and B Concert Theatre
July 28th – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
July 29th – Santa Fe, NM – Paolo Soleri Amphitheater
July 31st – Dallas, TX – Gypsy Tea Room & Ballroom
August 1st – Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ
August 2nd – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
August 4th – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
August 5th – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
August 6th – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
August 9th – Atlanta, GA – Roxy Theatre
August 10th – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre
August 11th – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
August 12th – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
August 14th – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
August 22nd – So. Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom
August 24th – Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom
August 25th – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
August 26th – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
August 28th – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
August 30th – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
August 31st – Indianapolis, IN - Vogue Theatre
September 1st – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
September 2nd – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave @ The Eagles Club
September 4th – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
September 5th – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
September 8th – Aspen, CO – Belly Up, Aspen
September 9th – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
September 10th – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
September 11th – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
September 13th – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

The first single off their new album Feedback (Which drops July 25th) is “Work It Out” feat. Dave Matthews Band, Here is the stream for it Windows Media Player, Real Player.

Saturday, June 03, 2006 

Dr. Octagon- Chapter 5

And we keep it moving with the Dr. Octagon series here is the 5th installment.

The Return Of Doctor Octagon, Chapter 5: Cassettes Won't Listen- "Aliens (Hearing Aid Remix)"

OCD International HQ

A red light blinks on the machine. As play is pressed, a frantic message comes over sound system.

"I just got chased by a freakin' gorilla in a pick up truck. What's going on? Doesn't feel right. I'm coming to L.A. to get to the bottom of this. Sonic out."

The staff at OCD Headquarters had heard rumors that something was happening on the east coast and they had sent out a crack team of experts to investigate. Entrusted with the cure provided by The Money Fight, they knew they could be of great assistance. Gray Kid and Mike Relm were all but recovered and ready to get back to deciphering the strange messages received from Dr. Octagon.

There had been some changes to the original package they received. It had begun to blink "06272006" repeatedly and to the dismay of their hackers, they had not been able to figure out this new level to the mystery. Things were stable, yet not moving forward. Frustrated, the lead hacker sat down over the monitors to give it one more try.

While working through algorithms, polyrhythms and audiological historical charts, the monitor began to shimmy, shake and worm out of focus. The screen flashed "Cassettes Won't Listen" over and over till it went blank. When it came back, a bearded man in glasses had replaced the charts in front of him. As the man began to speak, it seemed like the voice was coming from inside the hacker's head.

I am Cassettes Won't Listen. I have hacked into your system and have been following your progress on The Return Dr. Octagon. I waited to reveal myself until I knew you were good people and could be trusted. I know you are trying to decipher what he sent you and I think I may be of some assistance.

About 8 years ago, along with 5 friends, I was abducted. We were tortured, cloned and kept in isolation. Of the 6 of us, two survived. The other survivor, Travis Walten, was killed by one of the clones because of what we knew. I have since gone underground as a One Man Army to fight these imposters. The fact that I survived is not important. What is important is who I found on that ship.

Dr. Octagon was kept in the cell next to me. The aliens had abducted him as a prime candidate to study all things regarding grills, pills and bills. He had been cloned, and his clones had been sent out to destroy the universe. That's who visited the planet of The Money Fight people. That's who have been causing havoc all over the universe.

What I am trying to say is that Dr. Octagon is alive.

I was able to record a conversation with him before we were released using a makeshift recording device of duct tape and space age technology, which I am uploading now. You know everything I know. I will rendezvous with your team when they get to New York City and explain the situation. We will fight the good fight and continue to search out these clones and destroy them. These imitators must be stopped at all costs. Cassettes Won't Listen ...out.

As the bearded man faded from the screen, a green button appeared. The hacker hesitated, shook his head and pressed the flashing icon. The hacker listened in awe as the history of Dr. Octagon began to reveal itself. As he ran to inform his superiors, a van screeched to a halt outside hq…

Download the Cassettes Won't Listen "Aliens" - Hearing Aid Remix now!


The Shit you have to watch...

When Tony Sparks talks you HAVE to watch & listen..

I was cracking up watching this, one of the best internets finds in a bit.

He could talk about knitting sweaters and that shit would be interesting. I spotted this on SpineMagazine & Styles By Gram via Nahright

The shit you dont have to watch..

Pharell Ft. Kanye-Number 1
am I the only one that views this song & video as whack? Shit is way to corny to even make an album let alone a single.

The shit you might want to read...
Buckwild (of DITC) interview, he covers alot of good shit on beatmaking to having his biggest hit being Black Rob's 'Whoa. And More.

So Lloyd Banks' Mom encourages
him to do Girls Gone Wild type films? And He will have Rakim on his next album? hm...


The Bounce

Perfect Angle + Steroid Bouncing=

oh since im gonna be MIA till atleast Friday my WC picks are ( I can have 2 damn it!): Netherlands & Czech Republic.

But here is kind of an odd reason I will be cheering for the motherland, Ukraine.

Thursday, June 01, 2006 

TIP: it dosen't matter who you are, you can still get arrested/ shot

Ok, you tell me, How could I NOT use a pic like this??

More details have come out from the shooting of Beanie Sigel, who some claim was a publicity stunt (what does have to publicize about right now??), regardless, him asking "know who I am?" got him shot AFTER he gave up his ice. Which was worth 75 thousand, yet he was rolling in an Chevy Impala which I believe goes for 20k or so, as former Beanie nemesis-Jada would say "Why?".

That's how I would react to the 5-0.

Down south in the MI-Yayo, one of my favorite players, Gilbert Arenas was arrested with his weed carrying collegue, Awvee (Snoop would say Ooooweee) Storey. Now I am a big fan of Gilbert but him saying
"You can't arrest me. I'm a basketball player. I play for the Washington Wizards and I'm not going to leave my teammate."

didn't help. Do you think if i said "You can't arrest me. I'm a failing college student. I attend a community college and I'm not going to leave my classmate", would work?


ML Exclusive: Sammie is Alive & Well (on KOCH?)

Remember this guy..

I know you do he was singing some kiddie ass shit in the late 90s and was on that Hardball soundtrack (which was able to bring together a lot of the rappers with the name Lil XXXXX.. Bow Wow, Wayne, Zane (Oh where have thou gone?))

now it looks like as if his career has taken him to a whole new level.. singing in front of bars..with KOCH banners in the background.

It kind of looks as if he just came up to the bar with his own mic and started singing and no one paid any attention to him.


Something of note from VH1...

So another as I was watching TV post, I was watching the VH1 Rock Honors special yesterday and I noticed one interesting thing, there have been 2 Hip Hop Honors shows but the budget for the Rock Honors show was bigger than both hip hop shows combined times three, they really went all out. You can tell the production was a lot more dedicated to this then the hip hop version of the special, anyway just something of note. Even the two websites tell the whole story. Hip Hop Honors, Rock Honors.

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