Tuesday, August 31, 2010
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?
"He's on FIIIIRREEEE" -NBA Jam-
Sidenote: This probably will be removed shortly because it actually shows you what they did.
Prince American band stand
Marcel Gregory | MySpace Video
Sunday, August 29, 2010
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.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
"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?
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.
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.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
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 $460m (£295m) needed for emergency relief, many people had yet to receive any help. Mr Ahmed said Pakistan's budget and macroeconomic prospects would have to be reviewed following the floods, which UN officials estimate have left about 1,600 people dead and affected another 16.8 million.
Read the rest of the article here
Monday, August 23, 2010
US based luminous watch specialists Lum-Tec are about to launch their latest models from their Combat B series. Each model in the B series is comes with two straps, a stainless steel case, your choice of either quartz or mechanical movement and an MDV (Maximum Darkness Visibility)
Read more here at Hypebeast
Friday, August 20, 2010
Ayyyy Dios mio...this track has officially been FUBAR'D. Ye's untitled album is dropping in November, and he's back with that commercial conscious liberation music...can't you tell how excited we are?
"We on that Norman Mailer shit / in search of the truth even if it goes through Taylor Swift...tell her this"
Download it HERE
Thursday, August 19, 2010
More heat from your majesty of Mississippi.
"And if you got more than a mill in your posession, what the f@$# you know bout a recession!?!"
Listen and/or DL here
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
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
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Here's what another person wrote
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
Sunday, August 1, 2010
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