Tuesday, August 31, 2010

What the Funk?!

Gasoline Dream favorites Rich Medina and DJ Spinna will be at Soiree this weekend on Saturday September 4th between the hours of 10PM and 4AM. Keistar's throwing James Brown vs. Fela Kuti party entitled What The Funk?! Those of you who aren't particularly familiar, DJ Spinna and Rich Medina have been involved in some of the most innovative and successful dance parties in the history of NYC. They're responsible for the Stevie Wonder, MJ vs. Prince, and Fela Kuti parties. Just this pass weekend Spinna was in Prospect Park celebrating the life and legacy of Michael Jackson where Snoop made a guest appearance. Earlier this year, Prince himself stopped by to speak to Medina. This Saturday's going to be memorable. Look below for details

Who: Keistar Productions

What: James Brown vs. Fela Kuti "What the Funk?!"

When: Saturday September 4th 2010

Where: Soiree (Formerly known as BLVD)
199 Bowery St. (Between Spring and Rivington)
New York, NY 10002

Pre Sale Tickets can be purchased here for $10

Why: Because these dudes have already proven themselves and because you love to dance and acknowledge our legends. Without their foundation who do we listen to?

Danger Will Robinson

Super Soaker...yea...soak you in flames! See this is what happens when your child has too little TV and supervision.


Sidenote: This probably will be removed shortly because it actually shows you what they did.
Prince's priceless introduction to the world on American Band Stand. This man moves like he was born in heels, but nonetheless this is as happy as music gets.

Prince American band stand

Marcel Gregory | MySpace Video

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Stained Glass

Not that we shouldn't hold influential artists accountable, but what about people like Cardinal Danneels who tried to cover up a sex abuse incident in the church. Religion's reaches way more people than Officer Ricky.

I think I'm Pope John...Cardinal Danneels...Hallelujah

Read the BBC article here

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Honestly, I didn't think that anyone including Kanye would even be able to touch the Power Remix...but they did and while I don't think they surpassed it personally I could see an intelligent person arguing that it did.

"Money so tall that my Barbie's gotta climb it / Hotter than a Middle Eastern climate fine lit / Tony Mattaran Dutty Wine it" -Nicki Minaj-

This album could potentially be his best one yet...not that this means anything because that's how it usually is.

Download here

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


This is so silly that it can't really be taken seriously. I began to laugh, and once I did I couldn't stop for a while. It's a bit reminiscent of a Boondocks episode.

"I can't say it's spoken all the time, like Spanish and Vietnamese," Sanders said. "But there are people trying to use this to evade detection" while trafficking in drugs, he said.

Asked whether agency currently has agents who can translate Ebonics, Sanders said some who have worked on local police forces can help pick out words on wiretaps.

The term "Ebonics" -- a blend of "ebony" and "phonics" -- became known in 1996, when the Oakland, California, Unified School District proposed using it in teaching English. After the school board came under fire, it voted to alter the plan, which recognized Ebonics as a distinct language.

Read the article here

I mean...I don't know why they don't just look at this video. It's the Rosetta Stone of the hood no?

DC Beer Fest

So we just found out about this. Better late than never! Check the rest out here. Below is a sample of what they have going on this week.

Thursday August 26th

District Pour House and Coney Island Lagers take you from NY to Boston. Jeremy from Shmaltz Brewing Company will be there talking and throwing beer around while the kitchen is batting up some lobster rolls.

Biergarten Haus presents Reissdorf Kolsch Firkins Night With Bill Catron. 7:00pm

Breadsoda presents Beer vs Beer – celebrating “Braugust” Beer Month at Breadsoda. Think about it, what is better then a huge deli sandwich and cool craft beer? Letting the guys at Breadsoda pair them for you.

Meridian Pint and Schlafly brewing company present Dan Kopman Co-Founder and Brew Master of St. Louis Brewing. Special rare tastings of Schlafly beers paired with unique offerings from the Meridian Pints wonderful kitchen.

The Reef presents “Rogue Ales Oyster Fest”
3,000 Oysters, 3 Shuckers, 3 Levels, 7 great beers from Rogue Ales! Dead Guy, Kells Irish Lager, Imperial IPA, Imperial YSB, Orgasmic, Somer Ale, John John’s Hazlenut along with the Reef kitchen featuring:
American Amber: Cured hog jowel with pistachio, plum, and cardomom
Somer Orange: Seared plaintains and bison shortrib with pulverised gingerbread. Kells Irish lager: Kielbasa with spicy greens and cherries, apple cider glaze. Imperial YSB: Marrow bones with sherry and raisins, on toast.
Hazelnut Brown John John: Unripe banana and kiwi with tapioca dumpling
and parsley sauce.

Ma Ma Se, Ma Ma Sa, Ma Ma Coo Sa

Haven't told you all about some crazy upcoming events in a while. Sooo lets get out of that trend and talk about this Sunday August 29th!! Spike Lee, his company, and his many Brooklyn affiliates are holding the annual Michael Jackson celebration in Prospect Park. Everyone's ears will be blessed by the man himself DJ Spinna as well. So check it out, it's going to be packed.


It seems that rhyming over this beat has become a Rite of Passage of sorts. J. Cole did it on The Warm Up and now K.R.I.T. made a video to share with us. Check it out below.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I.M.F. (International Money isn't Free)

Those of you who read the last related article know that Pakistan got hit horribly by a monsoon of epic proportions. Clearly they'll need help, we just hope it comes quick enough. Below is an excerpt from a BBC article concerning how the IMF is in talks of lending the country 11 billion dollars. Now...that is a lot of money, but there are two things that concern me.

1. Why would you ever tell someone that they have to pay you back after such an atrocity.
2. If lending someone 11 billion dollars is actually feasible, why do you even need every single penny back?

Officials from Pakistan are holding talks with the International Monetary Fund to discuss its $11bn loan package in the wake of the devastating floods.

They said that although the UN had raised 70% of the $460m (£295m) needed for emergency relief, many people had yet to receive any help.
Mr Ahmed said Pakistan's budget and macroeconomic prospects would have to be reviewed following the floods, which UN officials estimate have left about 1,600 people dead and affected another 16.8 million.

Read the rest of the article here

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Illuminati

US based luminous watch specialists Lum-Tec are about to launch their latest models from their Combat B series. Each model in the B series is comes with two straps, a stainless steel case, your choice of either quartz or mechanical movement and an MDV (Maximum Darkness Visibility)

Read more here at Hypebeast

F**k You

Definitely hold this song in high regard. One of the top Feel Good songs of 2010 if not THE feel good song of the year.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Power Remix (Feat. Jay-Z) - Kanye West

Ayyyy Dios mio...this track has officially been FUBAR'D. Ye's untitled album is dropping in November, and he's back with that commercial conscious liberation music...can't you tell how excited we are?
"We on that Norman Mailer shit / in search of the truth even if it goes through Taylor Swift...tell her this"

Download it HERE

Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Interpretation - Big K.R.I.T.

More heat from your majesty of Mississippi.

"And if you got more than a mill in your posession, what the f@$# you know bout a recession!?!"

Listen and/or DL here

Trill OG

The Trill OG Bun B chops it up with the people's choice DJ Envy. Talks about his 5 mics in the source in addition to his perspective on the game and his career. Definitely would like to interview this dude. There's way more people than what meets the eye.

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Teach Me How to...umm...yea about that.

Big Baby is teaching you how to "Dougie"...Yes we'll just call it that for now.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dirty Little Ghetto Boys

Gasoline Dream favorite and Hip-Hop legend, Scarface of the Geto Boys, sits down with Vibe Magazine to go over the legacy of his group and his solo catalogue. GREAT stuff that shouldn't be overlooked if you consider yourself a Hip-Hop head.

“I think with anything that you do in life it has to run its course,” Face tells VIBE of his split from his longtime label home and J. Prince. “And I think that my business relationship with Rap-A-Lot has ran its course. I’m not just a rapper anymore. You can’t make me an artist, anymore. It’s time for me to have my own shit. There’s a lot of money in successful independent records. I was totally unaware of that throughout my career by the label. If you put a few million records out and you are making eight bucks a pop, everything is supposed to be everything. I’m supposed to be a part of that money, right? I think with the amount of money independent artists make I wish I would have made the move a little sooner.”

Read more here

Granny Gets Down

This was at the NYC Mad Decent Block party over in the South Street Seaport. I'm just glad she's killing it, and not her hip bone.

Out With the Old and In With The...Bun B???

Haha, in all seriousness though...J. Cole put together a dope tribute to the trillest in Hip-Hop, Bun B. This actually reminds me of another older one that we'll put up soon.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Drumma Bass

Cassidy got a hold of a banger. This will be bumped heavily in the upcoming months. I guarantee it.

You can listen and/or download the track here.

A Tribute

I was talking about comedy with a good friend and of course this man's name arose. This is heavy/funny material that you should here.

Here's what another person wrote

"George Carlin on "The American Dream". The greatest 3 minutes of his career. The PTB are aggressively trying to keep this video off YouTube and Google, so I thought I'd upload it so it can't get deleted as easily. Everyone needs to watch this!"

Say It Ain't So

Yea...so it turns out that 1 glass of Vitaminwater a day will not keep the doctor away. Apparently a lot of people believed the contrary and that is exactly why Coke is being sued.

In a staggering feat of twisted logic, lawyers for Coca-Cola are defending the lawsuit by asserting that "no consumer could reasonably be misled into thinking vitaminwater was a healthy beverage."

Does this mean that you'd have to be an unreasonable person to think that a product named "vitaminwater,"

"I took quarter, sold it in bottles for 2 bucks / And Coca-Cola came it bought for billions what the f$@!" -50 Cent-

Check out the full article right here

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Big K.R.I.T...hmm where do I start...one of my boys over at Brooklyn Bodega put me on to his recent mixtape, K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, and the first thing I asked him was if he was better than Freddie Gibbs. After going through tons of music recently, I've definitely been trying to filter through it whichever way possible. To make a long story short, I gave him a listen and this dude's mixtape is jaw dropping. He could easily be viewed by many credible and knowledgeable blogs/organizations as making the mixtape of the year.

Very few artists in general have as much range as this dude when it comes to production AND rhymes. He's got those "ignorant" dirty beats that KNOCK ("Country $h!t" & "Just Touched Down") in addition to ones with crazy soulful/jazzy samples ("Something" & "Neva Go Back"). When one's got the lyrical ability and content of someone like K.R.I.T. alongside production this tight, he/she is bound to leave a sudden impact. This project has many songs that remind me of Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, UGK, and Scarface's The Fix. That being said, I don't know what else to say except that you need this mixtape in your life so you can find out who this man is.

Download K.R.I.T. Wuz Here NOW

Monday, August 2, 2010

Freddie from GI

Those of you who don't know, you should be aware that Freddie Gibbs is and upcoming gangsta rapper straight out of Michael Jackson's hometown of Gary, Indiana. As far as content, I'll take a stab and will say that it's safe to say his songs are the exact opposite of the King of Pop's. Anyways, check out this quick piece of cinema regarding this talented rapper who was just recently on the XXL Freshmen 2010 cover alongside Gasoline Dream favorite J. Cole. Also, be sure to cop his mixtape, Str8 Killa No Filla and his highly anticipated EP Str8 Killa.

Yourstru.ly Presents: Freddie Gibbs 'Born 2 Roll' from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Biblical like Events

This largest monsoon in living memory recently tore through Pakistan affecting over one million and killing 800+. I don't know what's going on, but there are more and more natural disasters plaguing communities far and wide. Check out the BBC article here