Sunday, June 29, 2008

G-Unit Radio 10 - 2050: Before The Massacre

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Nappy Roots - Cookout Muzik

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01. Southern Smoke Intro
02. How U Like Me Now
03. Gucci Shades
04. Tinted Up
05. From Another Planet
06. Hot
07. Southern Smoke
08. Sell It
09. Gangsta
10. Midwest Freestyle
11. That's Them
12. The Way It Is
13. Suit Pressed
14. Awnaw [C-Wiz Remix]
15. The Man
16. Fish Scales Freestyle
17. She Like Dem Superstars
18. Good Day (Part II)
19. Never Give A
20. Hold On
21. Celebration
22. Nreg Outro

Friday, June 20, 2008

Discount Music & Black Music Month Madness's mp3 store is currently running a promotion called Daily Deal where they will have albums priced anywhere for $4.99 to as low as $1.99. They also have free mp3 downloads. I just copped this for free. They have another special that they run every Friday called the Friday Five where they have Five albums for $5 a piece and the deal is good for the whole weekend. This seems like a cool ass way to stimulate sales at their mp3 store.

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Also, check out Amazon's celebration of Black Music Month. They are giving away free mp3s of artists from Concord Music every week in the month of June.

Study Shows Stong Opposition To Healthcare

There's always room for Dilla!

This man was the Tupac of production, in terms of the quantity of his work (I was never a Tupac fan). I wonder how much longer we will continue to get releases from him? Well, I'm going to enjoy them as long as they keep coming.

In late 2005 Ghostface Killa and MF DOOM were both recording over tracks from J Dilla's instrumental opus, Donuts, which saw release the following February. Some of these were released on Ghostface's Fishscale in 2006, while others, including a Dilla-Doom project, were postponed indefinitely after J Dilla's passing. Two of these tracks, “Sniperlite” and “Murder Goons,” will be released digitally, exclusively through Stones Throw's webstore, due to launch in late June.

Courtesy of Stones Throw Records's Review Of Metal Gear Solid 4

Where Are The Black Tech Bloggers?

One thing I love is discovering new websites & gadgets. I noticed that a lot of my favorites sites don't really tend to have black voices. Now this may or may not have an impact on the news and reviews that I receive, but I do like to see faces like mine involved with things that I love.

Here's a podcast that is a round table discussion on Black Bloggers who are in the technology industry.

Courtesy of Black Web 2.0

50 Cent - Sincerely Yours, Southside

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Definitive Swim

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01. Camu Tao - Plot For A Little
02. El-P - Smithereens (Stop Cryin)
03. Rob Sonic - Brand New Vandals
04. Hangar 18 - Think Big
05. Mr. Lif and Cannibal Ox - Brothaz [Remix]
06. Despot - Get Rich or Try Dying
07. Cool Calm Pete - Get With The Times
08. Mr. Lif - Red October
09. Cage - Blood Boy
10. Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass

Monday, June 16, 2008

Joell Ortiz - The Brooklyn Bomber

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01. The Countdown (Featuring Sha Stimuli)
02. He's Here Freestyle
03. Remember The Name Freestyle
04. Who Am I Freestyle
05. Cipha Sounds Interview Freestyle
06. 125 pt. 2 [Remix] (Featuring Sha Stimuli & Grafh)
07. Letter To Obama
08. Who Shot Ya Freestyle
09. Hip Hop [Remix] (Featuring Jadakiss & Saigon)
10. Brooklyn [Remix] (Featuring Cashemere, Maino & Big Daddy Kane)
11. Morning
12. We See Ya (Featuring Tony Touch)
13. 90's Free Agent Freestyle
14. Changes
15. Lil Fun
16. For Me
17. Where I'm From Freestyle
18. Feel Good (Featuring Cambatta)
19. DJ Green Lantern Freestyle
20. Latin Asassins (Featuring Big Lou & Geolani)
21. Warfare (Featuring Joe Budden)
22. Bodega
23. Top Of The Charts
24. Ups And Downs [Production by Statik Selektah]
25. Doin It 2005
26. Story To Tell
27. Here, The Next (Featuring Novel)
28. Modern Day Slavery (Featuring Immortal Technique)
29. Brooklyn Bullshit
30. 125 Pt. 4 [Remix]

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Friday, June 13, 2008

NBC’s Tim Russert dead at 58

I loved his work and passion for what he did. I loved the fact that he wasn't partisan at all. I loved that he was a Bills fan even when they weren't very good. I'll miss seeing him on Sunday mornings.

Washington bureau chief, ‘Meet the Press’ moderator collapsed on job

WASHINGTON - Tim Russert, NBC News’ Washington bureau chief and the moderator of “Meet the Press,” died Friday after being stricken at the bureau, NBC News said Friday. He was 58.

Russert was recording voiceovers for Sunday’s “Meet the Press” broadcast when he collapsed, the network said.

He had recently returned from Italy, where his family was celebrating the graduation of Russert’s son, Luke, from Boston College.

No further details were immediately available.

Russert was best known as host of “Meet the Press,” which he took over in December 1991. Now in its 60th year, “Meet the Press” is the longest-running program in the history of television.

But he was also a vice president of NBC News and head of its overall Washington operations, a nearly round-the-clock presence on NBC and MSNBC on election nights.

He was “one of the premier political journalists and analysts of his time,” Tom Brokaw, the former longtime anchor of “NBC Nightly News,” said in announcing Russert’s death. “This news division will not be the same without his strong, clear voice.”

In 2008, Time Magazine named Russert him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Timothy John Russert Jr. was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on May 7, 1950. He was a graduate of Canisius High School, John Carroll University and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He was a member of the bar in New York and the District of Columbia.

Senate staffer before entering journalism
After graduating from law school, Russert went into politics as a staff operative. In 1976, he worked on the Senate campaign of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y., and in 1982, he worked on Mario Cuomo’s campaign for governor of New York.

Russert joined NBC News in 1984. In April 1985, he supervised the live broadcasts of NBC’s TODAY show from Rome, negotiating and arranging an appearance by Pope John Paul II, a first for American television. In 1986 and 1987, Russert led NBC News’ weeklong broadcasts from South America, Australia and China.

Of his background as a Democratic political operative, Russert said, “My views are not important.”

“Lawrence Spivak, who founded ‘Meet the Press,’ told me before he died that the job of the host is to learn as much as you can about your guest’s positions and take the other side,” he said in a 2007 interview with Time magazine. “And to do that in a persistent and civil way. And that’s what I try to do every Sunday.”

Cuomo, Russert’s onetime boss, wrote of Russert: “Most candidates are not eager to present themselves for Tim’s incisive scrutiny, which is fed by his prodigious study and preparation. But they have little choice: appearing on ‘Meet the Press’ is today as vital to a serious candidate as being properly registered to vote.”

Russert wrote two books — “Big Russ and Me” in 2004 and “Wisdom of Our Fathers” in 2006 — both of which were New York Times best-sellers.

Emmy for Reagan funeral coverage
In 2005, Russert was awarded an Emmy for his role in the coverage of the funeral of President Ronald Reagan. His “Meet the Press” interviews with George W. Bush and Al Gore in 2000 won the Radio and Television Correspondents’ highest honor, the Joan S. Barone Award, and the Annenberg Center’s Walter Cronkite Award.

Russert’s March 2000 interview of Sen. John McCain shared the 2001 Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence in Television Journalism. He was also the recipient of the John Peter Zenger Award, the American Legion Journalism Award, the Veterans of Foreign Wars News Media Award, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society Journalism Award, the Allen H. Neuharth Award for Excellence in Journalism, the David Brinkley Award for Excellence in Communication and the Catholic Academy for Communication’s Gabriel Award. He was a member of the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

Russert was a trustee of the Freedom Forum’s Newseum and a member of the board of directors of the Greater Washington Boys and Girls Club, and America’s Promise — Alliance for Youth.

In 1995, the National Father’s Day Committee named him “Father of the Year,” Parents magazine honored him as “Dream Dad” in 1998, and in 2001 the National Fatherhood Initiative also recognized him as Father of the Year.

Irish America magazine named him one of the top 100 Irish Americans in the country, and he was selected as a Fellow of the Commission of European Communities.

Survivors include Russert’s wife, Maureen Orth, a writer for Vanity Fair magazine, whom he met at the 1976 Democratic National Convention; and their son, Luke.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Nas & DJ Green Lantern - The N*gger Tape

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01 Intro/Gangsta Rap [Remix] [prod. DJ Green Lantern]
02 Cops Keep Firing [prod. DJ Green Lantern]
03 Hero [prod. Polow Da Don]
04 Black President [prod. DJ Green Lantern]
05 Association [Intro]
06 Association (Featuring
07 Legendary (Mike Tyson) [prod. Salaam Remi]
08 Ghetto [Remix] (Featuring Joell Ortiz) [prod. DJ Green Lantern]
09 Seen It All [Green Mix]
10 Esco Let’s Go [prod. Dj Khallil]
11 N.I.G.G.E.R. (Slave and Master) [prod. DJ Toomp]
12 Be A Nigger Too [Remix] [Prod. DJ Green Lantern]
13 Surviving The Times [Original Cool & Dre Version]
14 Nas Timeline [mixed by Statik Selektah] (Nararated by Nas)
15 Outro (Featuring Richard Pryor)

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Gotta Love Faux News

Fox News calls Michelle Obama "Obama's baby mama"

An alert reader wrote in just a little while ago to let us know about something he'd spotted on Fox News Wednesday afternoon. During a segment discussing conservative attacks against Michelle Obama, the wife of presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama, the network described the former as "Obama's baby mama."

I checked, and sure enough, as you can see below, our e-mailer was right. In fact, that description was displayed on screen several times during the segment, which featured anchor Megyn Kelly and conservative blogger Michelle Malkin, an FNC contributor.

A clip of the segment in its entirety is below. You may notice that at one point, Malkin says, "By the way, it's not just Republicans who are criticizing some of her comments, but also statements have been made in the left-leaning blog Salon about her comments." I've searched the site, and I can't find anything like what Malkin is talking about. I've e-mailed Malkin asking for clarification -- if and when she responds, I'll update this post.

Update: Malkin responded to my e-mail; she says she misspoke and that she meant to refer to Slate, not Salon.

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Monday, June 9, 2008

Ski Mask Way (Rambling Man)

I just felt that I needed to say this to as many people as possible so hopefully it may make at least one person think twice.

Please Stop Using Your Debit Cards So Much!!!!

Unless you are someone who keeps every receipt from every purchase that you make, it's best to just go to the atm and take more than enough money to get you through the day. It's much easier to keep tracked of one receipt than every receipt for ever purchase that you made throughout the day. Are you really going to hold onto that receipt for that frappachino that you copped this morning until you get home at night? If you are that dilligent that you balance your check book everynight (checking your balance online doesn't count, more on this later), great! But, most of you aren't that dilligent about it. Hell, I'm pretty damn good with mine and I don't do it everyday, but I only have a couple of atm receipts to stuff in my check book until I do get to it later in the week. :)

I can already hear you saying, "I hate carrying cash!" I never really understood this line of thinking. You can lose a debit card, which can give someone access to your whole account or you can lose however much you have on you at that particular time. I don't know of a single person or place that will not take cash, but I know more than a few places that don't take debit or credit cards.

If you are one of those people that keep their balance strictly online with your bank, you need to remember one very important detail . . . the balance on the bank's site can only take into account the transactions they are aware of. Those balances are never true. If you wrote a check that has not gotten back to them, that's not included in your balance. If you made a card transaction and the merchant for whatever reason hasn't taken the funds from your account yet, that's not included. The only true balance you can keep is the one you keep at home. You can use atm balances, online balances and phone balances to HELP you, but they can and will not replace breaking out the pen and calculator and keeping tracked of things at home. You can use those other things to see if something has cleared, but you can't go by those balances from the bank. They are changing around the clock. Things are posting to your account under Monday's date as late as 7am Tuesday morning. Some places take that long to process.

If you aren't one of the many of use who are living check to check, then go crazy with the card. Hell, receipts are just wallpaper to you, but for those of us who are getting by, forgetting just one transaction can lead to tons of overdraft fees. Plus, since many banks charge overdraft fees per negative transaction that's another reason to not use your debit card for lots of small transactions. If you are close to zero in your account do you really want to get hit with a $35 fee for a McFlurry, putting a few bucks in your tank & a pack of Cools? That's $105 in fees!!! One atm withdrawal for say $100 will just be one fee typically. Banks are typically going to take your largest transaction first so more than likely when you overdraft your account you are getting fees for the smaller transactions that you make.

And I shall leave you with this . . .

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Limited Edition Joy Division Zune Player

On June 17, Zune will release a limited edition, Joy Division-themed 80GB media player designed by legendary Factory Records artist Peter Saville and we've got the exclusive, never-before-seen photo of the special device, pictured above.

The 80GB Joy Division player -- only 500 of whom will be sold -- will retail for $399, and will be available through

"Joy Division and Peter Saville share a story full of innovation," Tom Atencio, producer of the Joy Division documentary, told "The band made history with their pioneering digital music. Peter Saville placed the music and the band in a visual context equally as innovative. It is completely in character for the film to be a debut Zune preload."

"Zune's involvement with the Joy Division documentary is a way of saying 'Thank You' to the band for doing what they did, and is not only a tribute to them but to an entire musical journey through Factory Records and the artists and movements it spawned," Chris Stephenson, GM Global Marketing, Zune, told "It's a tribute to deep respect for graphic design that lives on through artists like Peter Saville, and to independent film-makers that believe in more than just commercial success. Ultimately it's a tribute to the self-belief and self-expression that inspires true authentic art."

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Friday, June 6, 2008

The 10 Best Brock Beatdowns

10. Brock Vs. Guild Assassin

9. Brock Vs. A Crocodile

8. Brock Vs. Speedy

7. Brock Vs. The Monarch's Henchmen

6. Brock Vs. The Phantom Spaceman

5. Brock Vs. Underbheit's Henchmen

4. Ass Fighting

3. Strip Poker

2. Bathroom Rescue

1. Brock Vs. Molotov Cocktease

The Dark Knight & The Hulk: Double Feature

The Hulk V. Abomination

"I think it'd be the worst mistake that could be made."

Those are the words of former President Jimmy Carter in regards to the possibility of Barack Obama tapping Hillary Clinton as his Vice President in an interview The Guardian.

Here's an audio clip.

I wouldn't want him to tap her as a running mate for so many reasons. But, Carter's reasons are pretty good and not mentioned enough.

Adult Swim + Chocolate Industries = Worldwide Renewal Project

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01. The Cool Kids - 88
02. Kovas - Go That Route
03. Hollywood Holt - Hollywood
04. Numeric - Untitled
05. Diverse - Escape Earth
06. Proton - Good Guys
07. Via Tania - On Sawyer [Agrape Dope Remix]
08. Diverse - Big Game [Ghislain Poirier Remix] (Featuring Vast Aire)
09. Push Button Objects - Breakers Delight
10. Push Button Objects - LXP Bitches
11. Moral Free Agents - When I Smile

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Girlfriends In Black & White (Rambling Man)

I saw this blog: The New Lisa Turtle™: I AM NOBODY'S FETISH and two things came to mind . . .

1. The cat in question is b*tchmade! (RE: Censorship - 8thlight is for the children) And for that he gets an L and can be added to the "We need to do better Hall of Fame".

2. I truly wonder, what his definiton of acting like a white girlfriend is?

I just feel that there are qualities and things that you like in a person. Just like there are qualities and things that you don't in a person. I don't, nor should anyone, attribute a positive or negative quality to a race of people. Are somethings more prevalent in one set of people than another? Maybe, but no one owns a particular behavior or act. It's funny depending on what he's looking for in a woman this mouthbreather from the blog linked above maybe looking for the same things another black man is looking for, but the other guy doesn't see those qualities as being black or white and he doesn't say that he's looking for a black girl that acts white.

What do you feel is a black boyfriend that acts white or a black girlfriend that acts white? Have you been called either?

I will probably come back and edit this and make it a little more coherent, but I just wanted to get it up while I was thinking of it.

An Interview With Dave Chappelle & Mos Def

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Motion Picture Sh*t © 50 Cent

MGS4 has '90 minute' cut-scenes

Mag plays reveal full length of Kojima's EPIC Metal Gear 4

We know the Metal Gear Solid series is famous for its long cut-scenes, but this tops everything! Metal Gear Solid 4, the latest instalment in Hideo Kojima's seminal stealth series, has cut-scenes (note the plural) that approach the 90 minutes mark.

For those troubled with time keeping, that's the length of a feature film.

The news comes from PSW magazine, who's been and finished MGS4, and then promptly whispered in our ears about the shocking 90-minute cut-scenes. The latest issue hits newsstands today, by the way.

We were expecting long story sequences (MGS2 approached the 45 minute mark in one) but an hour and a half of cinematics was unexpected.

The good news is that you can now skip or pause the scenes. Hands up though, how many of you are actually going to sit through the full 90 minutes?

"MGS4's story is massive. The videogame equivalent of all three Godfather movies on one disc," says the mag.

"As you'd expect, you'll spend a lot of time watching cut-scenes, so if you found previous games' story exposition laborious, then you'd better find yourself a nice cushion and plenty of teabags in readiness for MGS4's.

"They can be skipped, but you'll be missing out on some of the finely crafted examples of FMV footage anywhere in gaming," the article boldly proclaims.

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