Bored Stiff-Livin Right
March 21, 2008, 1:31 pm
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Bay Area Legends Bored Stiff featuring Z-Man and Otayo Dub of Co-Deez, off their album From The Ground Up. Check it on iTunes, and while you’re there check the digital re-release of Explainin for a lesson of classic underground 4-Track tapes.


Random Thoughts. A disgusting bite of great hip-hop journalism.
March 21, 2008, 3:50 am
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I’ve come to grips that I’m too old understand the appeal of thugged out interpretations of classic cartoon characters.

Lil Zane is still rapping?

That shit was never hot.

Speaking of, I wish the Clipse would just stick to rapping.

What the fuck would make you think that shrink wrapping a slim case CD-R is a good idea? I wouldn’t listen to your mixtape anyway, but now I think you’re even more retarded.

Wu-Tang Latino has nothing on Thizz Latin. The fact that they couldn’t come up with a more creative or original album title than La Familia doesn’t say much for lyrical abilities. And yo, Dom Pachino couldn’t even get on a song???

Speaking of Dom, Champagne is the only alcohol I really don’t like…Not to say I won’t don’t drink it all day from time to time, but if they had a bottomless Jameson Brunch I would much rather get lit that way.

And speaking of being drunk, I kept saying to myself I need to do more drunk blogging…and then I wrote that Little Brother joint below and sounded like a putz. But it made me listen to Getback a lot; that album is under appreciated.

Thanks to Serato, my local record stores have been flooded with tons of gems from the 90’s for a dollar. As I walk out that much more broke and emotionally attached to more stuff, I start thinking that I really need to start preparing myself for when it will really go down and buy some guns.

Coming soon: Real Life Stories of Substitute Teacher.

“Ricky Retardo” Gotty (c)
March 18, 2008, 5:26 pm
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I have never seen anything like this. If you are at all interested in DJ’ing, and the idea of someone cutting up on cassette tapes blows your mind, check out DJ Soul’s latest post.

Little Brother
March 14, 2008, 3:28 am
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In the process of writing a piece on Little Brother for Submerge magazine, I dug up this old interview which was just before The Listening dropped I believe. The styles have defeinlety been elevated, but some things still remain the same. I remember being pumped to get the interview, and it’s funny, because I still get that feeling today. At times I get numb to the process, but for the most part, I’m doing something that I love. You can’t expect to ball off this shit, because as you look out, most of your favorite rappers really aren’t either. Not to get on that real hip-hop rah rah, but I do this job to spread good music. My girl hates it, but it’s true; I approach this as a responsibility to deliver the real to anyone who will listen/read. Granted no one appointed me to do so, I don’t feel I’ve slouched on the job. I’ll leave it at that, cause I got a deadline to meet.

March 13, 2008, 10:20 pm
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My interview with Akrobatik went up today over at SmokingSection.net. Check it out if you have a minute or 10. He has some line near the end of the interview where he says he feels his latest album, Absolute Value, will be the one that folks will finally recognize that he is nice with the mic. Put me on that list.

Wale Goes Major
March 13, 2008, 4:47 am
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And there you have it.  Can’t think of another person more deserving/fitting.

“It has just been announced on 93.9 WKYS that DC-area hip hop artist, Wale, has signed with Interscope Records in a joint venture deal with three-time Grammy award winning producer Mark Ronson’s Allido Records.” via Elitaste Continue reading

And The Winner Of The Best Press Release Of The Week Goes To….
March 12, 2008, 7:09 pm
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Three 6 Mafia! Congratulations fellas, you not only demonstrate excellence in the field of overall crunkness and recording anthems that make me forget I’m white, but you also know how to grab the medias attention.

This is how you package a press release.

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