new site up

July 28, 2011

don’t know if anybody still reads this blog, but i now have a dedicated website!

check it out!


Testing through iPad

May 21, 2011

Just got my hands on a new iPad 2!

Fat Joe still killin it

July 17, 2010


I heard this song on hot 97.1 and my head couldn’t stop thumpin.

Fat Joe is STILL killin it.  I dunno why hip hop overlooks him…maybe cuz lean back made it to the suburbs.

Also didn’t know he’s about to turn 40.

But still…this is a sick track.

Fat Joe – No Problems

shutterbug live

July 13, 2010


reflection eternal

July 5, 2010

Didn’t see this for a while, but new Reflection Eternal (Talib and DJ Hi-Tek) album is pretty good.

Reflection Eternal – Back Again

RIP Guru

April 21, 2010

Didn’t know Guru passed away on April 19th. I loved most of the Jazzmatazz works that he did on his own, but more importantly, his work with DJ Premier as Gang Starr will remain significant in the ever changing state of hip-hop.

DJ Premier solidified his position as one of hip hop’s greatest producer because he fashioned complex sampling techniques with gritty 808s.  Guru then laced his laid back and jazzy rap on top.  This was the sound of Gang Starr:  grit, yet smooth.

Guru was a champion for the fusion of jazz and hip hop.  He remained consistent, never stepping beyond his mastery of fluid, easy-going rhymes.  Guru enlisted the efforts of many, yet no one (maybe MC Solaar) could ever replicate soulful delivery.

I remember & reminisce on the first time I heard Gang Starr.  The beats made you think of the streets of New York, and when Guru started rapping, you would feel like he’s guiding you through the politics, crime, and every day drama of the streets.

I really hope hip hop recognizes Guru as the definitive jazz / hip hop MC of all time.

Here are some links to check out his work.

Gang Starr – Full Clip:  A Decade of Gang Starr

CD 1:

CD 2:

Guru – Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1

statik selektah

April 5, 2010

Great release by Statik Selektah.  Check it out.

Statik Selektah – 100 Proof:  The Hangover