Sunday, August 30, 2009

What's Next: Kool Like Dat (Kooley High)

Just watch & listen (one of the best mixtapes of the year), Kool is now in session.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Happy Birthday


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I'm going to go on a short rant now, so heed the warning. I'm sick and tired of going to these weddings, family gatherings, etc. and hearing "so when are you and _____ going to have the real wedding"? Mind Your F-cking Business.
What is the big deal, you'll know when we tell you. Check your mailbox for the invitation like everyone else. Why do you get the special rave pager number? Below is another great podcast that I subscribe to and listen to with a passion. Kevin Smith hits the nail on the head and expresses exactly how I feel...sort of.

Just getting mentally ready to hear that sh*t all day today.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Real Time With Jigga

I always love him in interviews & Bill Maher is one of the best. Jay's just got cool charisma.

Rocket Men

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Mission Mix

Mission Statement (GDR8)

You should definitely listen to this one, it's got some doozies on it.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Summer Sunset

Summer is almost finished, but this will get you through those last few days. Hope you all had a good one.

Cool Like Dat?

I know hip-hop has gone done sold it's soul for more than a minute now, but Digable?

Say it ain't so!

Neil Armstrong Podcasts

Been lovin' this guys creative mixes since the beginning (Original is one of the best mixes ever). He's been holding it down as a member of turntablist crew 5th Platoon and now Jay-Z's tour DJ. And now he has his podcast mixes. So add that to my list of favorite podcasts: Howard Stern, NPR All Songs Considered, PRI The Sound Of Young America, Stones Throw and Wall Street This Morning. Check for yourself.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Ol' Dirty Basterd

With Inglourious Basterds opening this weekend (can't wait), thought this podcast of Quentin Tarantino's favorite Michael Jackson and Jacksons songs was appropriate. He should stick with making movies, cause "State Of Shock" sucks.

[MP3] Quentin Tarantino's Celebrity Playlist Podcast (favorite Michael Jackson)

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Guys like Quincy Jones come around only once every generation. A very limited class of producers along the lines of Duke Ellington, and maybe for the hip-hop nation (it's a little early to tell), Dr. Dre. These guys define genres of music and at the same time change them. Case in point, he's produced both Frank Sinatra & Michael Jackson. He produced Thriller...end of story. This great mix put together by the scholarly DJ Spinna is a great start, and hopefully there's more to come, as this guy's work is that deep.

[MP3] DJ Spinna :: A Tribute To Q (Part I)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Last MJ Post (Maybe)

Motown got some of today's top producers to remix so of MJ's classic. Take a listen.

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Break Down Of The Battle



Monday, August 10, 2009

Black Moses Forever

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Isaac Hayes will never be replaced. 1 year anniversary. Pay your respects and bump DJ Muro's Ike's Mood all week long (click on pic).

Sunday, August 09, 2009

808 Love

Still 1 of the best places in the world. Blue Scholars pay tribute.


Take A Spin

Saturday, August 08, 2009


Sunday, August 02, 2009

Our Mission Statement

Saw this very interesting article from The Morning News on the state of blogging, in particular music blogging, with some of the bloggers who have been holding it down before a Blogger even existed. Especially with someone, O-Dub (Oliver Wang), who's sage advice spawned this blog itself and who we consider The Blogfather. So I'd like to throw my 2 cents in the pot as well. In particular, regarding the question: There’s been a lot of co-option in your world by the music industry and its PR representatives. Are music blogs still special and/or different from the rest of the music press?
Now this may not be the most academic answer, and it isn't meant to be, but I like blogs like ours exist and started in the beginning not to have the latest and greatest music OR break the most recent news in the music industry gossip OR to rant about why we like or dislike a certain song, album, artist OR to even share the rarest gem that maybe we've only heard of, what we like to call Indiana Jonesin'...and while we may have participated once in a while in all of these methods (don't want to get caught with my hand in the cookie jar), we really just want to share what we like. It might not be the most riveting material out there, nor do we try to front like it should be, it simple is just what we are into at the time. It could even be a song or album that we like for just that day, moment, etc. and can't stand it for the rest of all time. So while this probably doesn't answer the question in the most direct way, I think it shows how blogs like these are different from the rest of the music press in that we are simply just sharing what we like and fortunately for us and our 2.5 loyal readers, the internet has given a bunch of bums like us a forum to do so...even if our readership dwindles everyday. Imagine people like us doing this for someone like Rolling Stone or The Source. So take it or leave it, this is what we like, maybe you've heard it before, maybe you haven't, we'll try to keep the boring ranting about why we like what we like to a minimum...since at the end of the day, in our busy lives only getting busier, who cares why we like it, as long as you like it for whatever reason...even if it's just because the beat's alright.

So here's to you 1.5 who continue to check us and we hope that maybe once every full moon we share something that makes you move and sing out loud "Smack her wit da dick, Smack her wit da dick...

Saturday, August 01, 2009

ME, WE...

I Need A Radio Inside My Hand

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