Saturday, February 28, 2009

Movement 101B

{...to "daggering"?}


Friday, February 27, 2009


It's going down tomorrow.  My favorite track from the movie:

Get the mixtape for the film here.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

This Is The One (hopefully)

Keeping my fingers crossed.  I've always been a big fan.  Her Deep River album is one of my favorites of all time.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Johnny Cash Raps

{From this...}

{to this (the next Kanye West)...}

{to this (things fall apart)...}



Friday, February 20, 2009

Lil' Akward

{Gotta love his smile, he looks like an anime character.}

I still don't get how Lil' Wayne became so prolific.  I just don't get it.  I know he has brilliant moments and brilliant songs but really, is he that dope?  And I know he's the hardest working man in hip-hop (he would challenge James Brown for sure).  But recently he has been everywhere in the mainstream.  I never thought I would have seen the day when we would have a black president, but I also never thought I would have seen the day when a dude with dreadlocks, tatted all over his face and everywhere on national TV doing David Letterman's Top 10.

{Dude knows his sports.  Has his own sports blog on ESPN The Magazine.  Got the Superbowl wrong though.  D always wins championships Weezy!}


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Award Tour

Brother Abstract has been holding it down for quite some time now. J. Period covers the career well in his new mixtape. Nice blended, gives you enough of the track to get you groovin', no wannabe Funkmaster Flexin' (aka yellin' & screamin' throughout the mix) and it has some interesting interludes like when Q-Tip explains the inspiration for the baseline in "Award Tour". Just click on the pic above.

{Q explains his 8-year absence & how "things still go in cycles".}

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Love Is In The Air(waves)

Time for a new playlist.  Consider this a free aphrodisiac, whether you've been on cloud 9, ate each other's necks or just planing on getting to know yourself better.

Now do what we always do around here, & getdownnn.

Perfect Gift For Valentine's Day (For You Last Minute Shoppers)

Nothing can top this (Grace Jones chocolate).

Show that special someone you care. Coming from someone who is spending Valentine's Day alone.

Friday, February 13, 2009

NBA All-Time All-Thug Team

With the NBA All-Star Weekend here, it got me pondering (as I do from time to time) who would I put on my All-Star team this season. With names like Ron Artest, Allen Iverson and Rasheed Wallace, I then thought who would I put on my All-Thug team? And it just grew from there. To make the team, my criteria is simple: not givin' an uck, keepin' it hood from the way they play the game to dealin' with the media and everything in between and of course, having enough skillz to be able to get away with it all. I got much love for the thugs. So here is my team:

At Point, can't have no one else but The Glove, Gary Payton.

{He's like the Martin Lawrence of the NBA. I actually like watching him, Chris Webber and Ahmad on NBA TV's Game Time more than TNT's Inside The NBA now cause of Gary & in Barkley's absence. Some of the best of this season's Inside came when he and Kenny went at it on who should be an all-star.  He's as opinionated as Charles Barkley, but more gutta.}

Shooting-guard, A.I., Allen Iverson.

{From bringin' the cornrows back to "practice", there is no question about The Answer being the All-Thug spokesman.}

At Small-forward, Ron Artest.

{Everyone has seen "The Brawl". Include applying for a job at Circuit City to get an employee discount to wearing different brand shoes throughout the 2004 All-Star Game, the man will probably go down in history as the greatest thug to lace up sneakers. And let's not forget, fellow blogger.}

Power-forward, Charles Oakley.

{The Oak Tree holds it down as probably the greatest enforcer of all-time. From protecting Michael Jordan to even Patrick Ewing (and pimpin' Scottie Pippen above) to punching then-Clipper Jeff McInnis in the face...during the morning shootarounds, no one ever crossed Oak. And now a cooking show.}

Center, Rasheed Wallace.

{From rockin' the Air Force 1's before it was the thing to leading the league in technical fouls for almost a decade, Sheed is like no other. Don't forget when he threw a towel in the face of then-teammate Arvydas Sabonis face during a timeout on national TV for accidentally elbowing Rasheed.}

I had a tough time with the 6th Man. I narrowed it down between Isaiah "Weezy" Rider, Latrell "Literal Choker-Spinners-Feed His Family" Sprewell and Shawn "400lb. Baby Daddy" Kemp.

And of course you need a coach. Even though he never coached a single game in the pros, who is better, in fact some say invented the art form of crazy interviews, than The General (who despite what is believed, he is really just a sweetheart).

{They left one gem out.}

Now you may be asking, what does this post have to do with Getdownnn? 5 of the 8 players have rap songs. Can you name the 5 players correctly?


Monday, February 09, 2009

Grammy Family

You've probably seen this elsewhere...

{Radiohead with USC's marching Trojan band.}

{2009's word of the year, "swagga" (so far)}

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Fresh G' Of Bel Air


Saturday, February 07, 2009


Celebrating the work of Jay Dee.

We still getdownnn with Dilla. Always have, always will.
-Getdownnn Crew-

Friday, February 06, 2009

If You Smoke Pot...

You can have the most gold medals of any Olympian ever.

No wonder homie's diet was mostly Mickey Dees.

Sunday, February 01, 2009


I remember taking piano lessons for about a year until the teacher quite on me because I 'had no promise or glimmer of hope'.