Sunday, November 30, 2008

Slumdog Millionaire

It's wild that people will know Mumbai now based off the attacks that happen earlier this week rather from this movie. I haven't seen this movie but the visuals look tough and it seem like it got a alchemist feel based on the subject matter, but I dig independent movies so if I peep it i'll drop a jewel about. The name of the movie is hard as hell though

From Danny Boyle, director of Trainspotting and 28 Days Later, comes the story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?"

Video: KRS-One & DJ Kid Capri Speak On “The Real Hip Hop Network”

Hope this network works out for real

NYCE/New Clothez Productions

A Quick verse from NYCE of broadychamps. play catch up because this video is a year old. hahahahaha. dope

Saturday, November 29, 2008

'Black Friday:' Three dead so far

Dude that wrote this, I hear what he's saying, but the people, it's all on them. Wilding out like that which cost lives to be lost. Times are hard, but this is damn crazy

by Mark Silva

Some "Black Friday.''

First a temporary maintenance worker died opening the doors of a Wal-Mart to a bargaining-hunting crowd of human wolves. And now two are dead at a Toys "R'' Us.

Lay a little blame at the feet of the government, for exhorting Americans to spend more money and shake off that recession gripping the nation. Lay some blame on the media, for stoking the hype surrounding one day of retailing which is, in fact, nothing more than the first of 28 shopping days left until Christmas, with cable news hawking footage of ravenous shoppers storming the doors of stores opening at 4 am.

And in Palm Desert, California, where police say an argument preceded the shooting at a Toys "R" Us, lay some blame on a gun-happy culture which encourages the resolution of simple domestic disputes with the pulling of a trigger.

""Some people got into a fight," said Glenn Splain, manager of a gym across the street from the toy tore. "One of the guys here thought it was over a toy, but it got louder and louder and then there were gunshots."

It was an innocent maintenance man, a 34-year-old temporary employee, who was opening the doors at a Wal-Mart in Long Island for bargain hunters early this morning. Police in Nassau said about 2,000 people had assembled outside the store and the first wave trampled the man opening the doors for them.

The door frame was mangled in the crush, and several other people were taken to hospitals.

"This crowd was out of control," said Nassau County police spokesman Lt. Michael Fleming, descrbing the scene as "utter chaos."

Retailers already were calling this the worst shopping season in six years. Now it's unquestionable. If this is shopping, we might be better off with a recession.

Rapper Big Pooh first video blogs

These cats are funny but Rapper Big Pooh drops his first video blog detailing the current tour. He also mentions the tour dvd and the new album. HOJ is the movement

Rapper Big Pooh - Video Blog #1

Rapper Big Pooh - Video Blog #2 (Cribs Edition)

Rapper Big Pooh - Video Blog #3

Rapper Big Pooh - Video Blog #4

Friday, November 28, 2008

Batman to be killed off after 70 years

Batman is to be killed off after 70 years, the comic's writer has revealed.

'Batman RIP' will see "the end of Bruce Wayne as Batman", according to Grant Morrison.

There are rumours that Batman will suffer a gruesome end when his sidekick Robin goes over to "the dark side" and destroys him in a terrible betrayal.

Batman, alter ego of Bruce Wayne a wealthy industrialist, operates in the American Gotham City.

Others speculate that Wayne may either retire from his duties or be killed by a mystery villain known as the Black Glove.

His fate will be revealed in the latest issue of DC Comic's Batman, published on 26 November.

Either way, his demise will lead to a hunt for a replacement.

"What I am doing is a fate worse than death, things that no one would expect to happen to these guys at all," Mr Morrison told Comic Book Resources.

Mr Morrison, the Scottish writer, has written storylines for comics including X-Men for Marvel and Superman for DC Comics. He took over writing the Batman series for DC in 2006.

Bruce Wayne has given up the Caped Crusader mantle once before. In the 'Knightfall' storyline, Batman's back was broken by villain Bane, causing Wayne to recruit Jean-Paul Valley to replace him.

Mr Morrison declined to reveal who the new Batman would be, but the frontrunners include Tim Drake who has been Robin since 1991 and Dick Grayson - the original Boy Wonder.

It is not the first time a superhero has met an unfortunate end in the comic world.

Last year, Captain America was killed after being shot by a sniper in New York.

Superman's death in 1992 at the hands of Doomsday became the biggest selling Superman comic in history. He was later resurrected.

Batman was co-created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger for DC Comics. The character first appeared in Detective Comics in May 1939

Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede

Damn. This some foul ish right here


A Wal-Mart worker died after being trampled when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island store Friday morning, police and witnesses said.

The 34-year-old employee, a temporary maintenance worker, tried to hold back the unruly crowds just after the Valley Stream store opened at 5 a.m.

Witnesses said the surging throngs of shoppers knocked the man down. He fell and was stepped on. As he gasped for air, shoppers ran over and around him.

"He was bum-rushed by 200 people," said Jimmy Overby, 43, a co-worker. "They took the doors off the hinges. He was trampled and killed in front of me. They took me down too...I literally had to fight people off my back."

The unidentified victim was rushed to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:03 a.m., police said.

The cause of death wasn't immediately available pending results of an autopsy.

A 28-year-old pregnant woman was knocked to the floor during the mad rush. She was hospitalized for observation, police said. Early witness accounts that the woman suffered a miscarriage were unfounded, police said.

Three other shoppers suffered minor injuries, cops said.

Wal-Mart spokesman Dave Tovar called the incident a "tragic situation."

"The safety and security of our customers and associates is our top priority," Tovar said.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families at this difficult time."

Before police shut down the store, eager shoppers streamed past emergency crews as they worked furiously to save the store clerk's life.

"They were working on him, but you could see he was dead, said Halcyon Alexander, 29. "People were still coming through."

Only a few stopped.

"They're savages," said shopper Kimberly Cribbs, 27. "It's sad. It's terrible."

Web-Surfing Chair

I already have a hard enough time staying of the computer gezzzzzuuusss!!!

Designed to help prevent the unhealthy posture of hunching over a laptop on a coffee table while you sit on a couch, the Daybed allows you to recline while having full access to your computer. It looks super-comfortable and is nice and stylish to boot. I’d love to have this in my living room for those times when I want to surf the web while watching TV. Pure comfort.


Zooyork just drop the tribute a couple of days ago of the HAROLD HUNTER (R.I.P) celebration in may

Skaters gather under the Manhattan Bridge to shred for the NYC Legend Harold Hunter on May 17, 2008 for the 2nd Annual Harold Hunter Skate Jam. Filming and Editing by R.B. Umali. Legends Never Die.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Alchemist On The "Cookbook EP" Artwork

Look!! Shouts to BROADY CHAMPS and BINKIS RECS and a couple of heads that know about the importance of having dope artwork with their music. Gezzuuussss!!! Give us artist a damn chance to freak the flavorful joint because we love the music also. But anyway this a video where Alchemist explain the importance of artwork that comes along with the music. Hopefully it's a eye opener for heads in the squarge biz

Questlove vs. Jay Dee: The “Little Brother” Beat Story

Damn!! This a must read if you enjoy the process of hip hop greatness

there was a small airport in detroit that had direct flights to jersey and nyc that me and com use to take so much i swear they were gonna offer us stock in the business. it was early 1999 and this was before the jet blueitization of america. matter of fact, america looked down on those small companies after one of them crashed some months before. now we take that shit like its no thing.
anywho. we got word of a blizzard that was coming to the D and com wanted to take no risks and wanted to leave asap so he could make a show. so that left me dilla and frank of frank n dank.

i decided to stick to my normal schedule and stay til monday when i was scheduled to leave.
com decides to take the sunday afternoon jawn on the fly. of course i say he’s overreacting and im proven wrong once there was about 7 inches on the floor a few hours later. frank nitty laughs at me cause now im stuck in the D. we actually make the most of it. ran to blockbuster to stock up on flicks (detroit is the only place on earth street cats will let prince get away with murder so it was nice to rent under the cherry moon without cringing in front of non prince experts. we also rented my new favorite film of all B films Hav Plenty. stocked up on food. and for the first time ever just chilled for 2 days without the prime motivation being “work”. but of course that dont mean dilla didn’t provide me with the most amazing display of workmanship ive ever seen.

i mean i knew dude was the crazy when skillz let me hear a beat tape.

and i knew dude wasn’t right when booty brown played me a precabincalifornia.

and i knew i wouldn’t be the same when dangleo and tip played me the ENTIRE fantastic cassette over the phone LONG DISTANCE to germany (my bill was $382 bucks and WORTH EVERY FUCKING CENT) READ

Video: Skillz - For Real

Me like. This like on some old school ish

Skillz - "For Real" from Three/21 Films on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


DJ MAFIOSO- This heater!!! Correct Packaging coming soon but the Binkis Blog gets the first taste.. Please DONT COPY and PASTE and PLEASE DONT POST ON ANY OTHER SITES!!! This will be up for a couple weeks till the cd is done.. This might very well turn into a duo combo cd with Dj Jamad called AFRO LATIN MENTALZ.. we been talking it up for 2-3yrs and now its coming to fruition.. RIP JFk
check it out here:
Black Rice + Goya Beans

Rik Cordero: Artistic Integrity Pt. 1

Rik Cordero is that dude. Bump what these greedy cats screaming

Rik Cordero responds to the hate about lowering the bar for music videos


The color game is gangsta!!!! That's how a collabo should be done baby!!!

FADER MAGAZINE Contest: Win a Copy of VP's Strictly the Best #39

Man this cd cover is sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeettttttt!!!!

FADER MAGAZINE got a small stack of copies to give away, and as an added bonus they're signed by Etana, who is also featured on the comp. Hit them at with Strictly the Best in the subject, your full name, mailing address and top two reasons why you want this CD in your life.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Diddy’s “I Am King” Mini-Movie

all righty then

Says Mr. Combs:
I am debuting my new movie “I Am King” for my new fragrance “I Am King” which is available exclusively at Macy’s. This fragrance is dedicated to Barack Obama, Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King and all you men out there who take care of your families and respect and treat yourself like the Kings that we are all. I would like to also announce that this is my audition tape for the next James Bond. There is a black president and it’s time for there to be a black Bond. God Bless.

Bush pardons 14 and commutes 2 prison sentences


WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush has granted pardons to 14 individuals and commuted the prison sentences of two others convicted of misdeeds ranging from drug offenses to tax evasion, from wildlife violations to bank embezzlement, The Associated Press learned Monday.
The new round of White House pardons are Bush's first since March and come less than two months before he will end his presidency. The crimes committed by those on the list also include offenses involving hazardous waste, food stamps, and the theft of government property.
Bush has been stingy during his time in office about handing out such reprieves.
Including these actions, he has granted a total of 171 and eight commutations. That's less than half as many as Presidents Clinton or Reagan issued during their time in office. Both were two-term presidents.
On the latest pardon list were:
_Leslie Owen Collier of Charleston, Mo. She was convicted for unauthorized use of a pesticide and violating the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.

_Milton Kirk Cordes of Rapid City, S.D. Cordes was convicted of conspiracy to violate the Lacey Act, which prohibits importation into the country of wildlife taken in violation of conservation laws.

_Richard Micheal Culpepper of Mahomet, Ill., who was convicted of making false statements to the federal government.

_Brenda Jean Dolenz-Helmer of Fort Worth, Texas, for reporting or helping cover up a crime.

_Andrew Foster Harley of Falls Church, Va. Harley was convicted of wrongful use and distribution of marijuana and cocaine.

_Obie Gene Helton of Rossville, Ga., whose offense was unauthorized acquisition of food stamps.

_Carey C. Hice Sr. of Travelers Rest, S.C., who was convicted of income tax evasion.

_Geneva Yvonne Hogg of Jacksonville, Fla., convicted of bank embezzlement.

_William Hoyle McCright Jr. of Midland, Texas, who was sentenced for making false entries, books, reports or statements to a bank.
_Paul Julian McCurdy of Sulphur, Okla., who was sentenced for misapplication of bank funds.

_Robert Earl Mohon Jr. of Grant, Ala., who was convicted of conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

_Ronald Alan Mohrhoff of Los Angeles, who was convicted for unlawful use of a telephone in a narcotics felony.

_Daniel Figh Pue III of Conroe, Texas, convicted of illegal treatment, storage and disposal of a hazardous waste without a permit.

_Orion Lynn Vick of White Hall, Ark., who was convicted of aiding and abetting the theft of government property.

Bush also commuted the prison sentences of John Edward Forte of North Brunswick, N.J., and James Russell Harris of Detroit, Mich. Both were convicted of cocaine offenses.

Under the Constitution, the president's power to issue pardons is absolute and cannot be overruled.
Some high-profile individuals, such as Michael Milken, are seeking a pardon on securities fraud charges. Two politicians convicted of public corruption — former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, R-Calif., and four-term Democratic Louisiana Gov. Edwin W. Edwards — are asking Bush to shorten their prison terms.
One hot topic of discussion related to pardons is whether Bush might decide to issue pre-emptive pardons before he leaves office to government employees who authorized or engaged in harsh interrogations of suspected terrorists in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Some constitutional scholars and human rights groups want the incoming administration of President-elect Barack Obama to investigate possible war crimes.
If Bush were to pardon anyone involved, it would provide protection against criminal charges, particularly for people who were following orders or trying to protect the nation with their actions. But it would also be highly controversial.
At the same time, Obama advisers say there is little — if any — chance that his administration would bring criminal charges.


always something to watch

Idle Warship - Black Snake Moan

Illa J - R U Listenin'? (feat. Guilty Simpson)

Jake One - The Truth (feat. Freeway & Brother Ali)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Video: Young Jeezy ft. Nas - My President Is Black (Behind The Scenes w/ The Kenny Burns Show)

Wow, this gonna be big. All these people and no fights, Gotta love it. Shouts to the people

Young Jeezy's "My President Is Black" Video Shoot feat TKBS from KENNY BURNS on Vimeo.


I'm chillin but if your a sneaker head and around them areas. Do you baby!!!!!

Black Friday is considered by many to be the busiest shopping day of the year. Stores all over the U.S. try to maximize their holiday business by slashing prices on select items, and it is very common to see shoppers camped out hours before a store opens to get the best deal of the year on such high ticket items as computers, flat screen televisions, or the newest video game system.

Shoppers have something new to look forward to this black friday. Nike is set to release a very limited Air Force 1 designed by DJ Clark Kent. The shoe will release in limited quantities in only three stores in the states including 21 Mercer (NY), Shoe Gallery (Miami), and Concepts (Boston). DJ Clark Kent will be on hand for all three releases, traveling from New York to Boston and then to Miami.

This is what DJ Clark Kent said about the shoes “So I went to the fabric library, picked the prime suspects and went to work on the design. The end result…Something Black, Luxurious & Fly, and FRESH!”

The above photo is all that we are going to see until the shoes release on November 28th.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Twilight' sucks up $70.6M in box office debut

LOS ANGELES - The vampire romance "Twilight" drained the box office in its opening weekend, taking in $70.6 million.

Catherine Hardwicke's film also enjoyed the biggest opening ever for a female director, blowing away the previous standard of $41.1 million set by Mimi Leder 's " Deep Impact " in 1998.

Drawing from its huge fan base of teenage girls, who fell for Stephenie Meyer's novel of forbidden love between brooding vampire Edward Cullen and bookish high schooler Bella Swan , "Twilight" made a whopping $20,636 per theater, according to Sunday morning estimates.

And the fangirls will get another taste soon enough: Summit Entertainment, which released "Twilight," announced during the weekend that it's going ahead with production of "New Moon," based on the second book in Meyer's internationally best-selling series. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will return as its star-crossed lovers, but whether Hardwicke will be at the helm again is still being determined.

The laid-back Hardwicke, who went bodyboarding at sunset Saturday to take her mind off this high-pressure weekend, said Sunday morning that she was heading to a meeting later in the day to discuss her possible involvement in "New Moon."

"I want to be sure that it's going to be done right. I don't want to rush into it," she said. "It's not like ` Friday the 13th ' or ` Halloween ,' you can't just do it super fast and knock another one out. I want to understand their plans and all that."

Hardwicke, whose previous films include "Thirteen" and " Lords of Dogtown ," also said she was thrilled about the prospect that the success of "Twilight" will inspire other women and young girls to pursue a career in filmmaking.

"I hope not just women but all minorities get enthused and encouraged by it. I look at the ( Directors Guild of America ) calendar, at the pictures of everyone that had different movies each month, and it's usually 22-29 different directors, and almost every month there's one female and maybe one minority," she said. "We've been having a lot of events, talking to a lot of fans, and so many kids of course are madly in love with Robert but tons of kids of every kind (and) girls are coming up to me and saying `I want to direct now, I'm writing a screenplay now, you're my inspiration.' I think it's great that people are getting excited."

The big opening for "Twilight" also helps put Summit Entertainment on the map, said Richie Say, the company's president of domestic distribution. Summit has only been around since April 2007 and "Twilight," its sixth release, cost just $37 million to make.

"It certainly says what we've been saying all along, that we can do more with less," he said. When Warner Bros . pushed " Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince " from this weekend to a July 2009 debut, and Summit jumped to move "Twilight" from Dec. 12 into that spot on the schedule, "that decision was made in a day. I don't know that the major studios have that ability."

The tremendous take for "Twilight" far exceeded expectations, which had been set around $50 million.

"Teen girls rule the earth," said Paul Dergarabedian, president of Media By Numbers. "If you look back at the ` Hannah Montana' movie , how well that did, and now this movie, the teen girl audience will never be ignored again or underestimated. It was always teen boys who were the coveted ones, but someone finally caught on to the idea that girls love movies, too, and if you create something that they're into, that they're passionate about, they will come out in big numbers and drive the box office."

The other major debut of the weekend, Walt Disney 's 3-D animated "Bolt," made $27 million to take third place. Featuring the voices of John Travolta and Miley Cyrus, "Bolt" follows the cross-country journey of a dog who plays a superhero on television, but sadly realizes he has no magical powers once he gets separated from his "person."

Chuck Viane, Disney's head of distribution, said "Twilight" took a bite out of everyone's box office this weekend. If the vampire saga hadn't been around, Viane said, Disney would have expected an opening of at least $30 million.

"Obviously we believe in the Thanksgiving holiday in a big, big way," he said. "We've always viewed this as one of those 10-day marathons between opening day and the end of the Thanksgiving weekend."

Last weekend's No. 1 movie, " Quantum of Solace ," came in second with $27.4 million. The latest James Bond extravaganza has now grossed $109.5 million, and it crossed the $100 million mark faster than any other film in the franchise, said Rory Bruer, head of distribution for Sony . It's also made $309 million internationally.

"We're in great shape. We're way ahead of where we were with ` Casino Royale ,'" said Bruer, referring to the last Bond picture, which also starred Daniel Craig as a more visceral incarnation of 007.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Media By Numbers LLC. Final figures will be released Monday.

1. "Twilight," $70.5 million.

2. "Quantum of Solace," $27.4 million.

3. "Bolt," $27 million.

4. " Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa," $16 million.

5. "Role Models." $7.2 million.

6. " Changeling ," $2.6 million.

7. " High School Musical 3: Senior Year ," $2 million.

8. " Zack and Miri Make a Porno ," $1.7 million.

9. "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas," $1.67 million.

10. "The Secret Life of Bees," $1.28 million.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Adidas Gazelle 2 - Purple Tartan

This pair of Adidas Gazelle 2’s are slated to hit retailers today, November 22, 2008. They have been dubbed the Purple Tartans and sport a purple leather upper along with tented multi-colored tartan designs. They are part of the Adidas Craftsmanship Pack which we have spoke of before. If you like what you see here, then head out tomorrow to get your hands on a pair


Painter KEHINDE WILEY’s use of highly detailed floral motifs as backgrounds for his intricate portraits is legendary, and now the artist has translated this inspiration literally into a new line of clothing that will be making its commercial debut at the end of the year. Speaking to GQ magazine, Wiley explained: “In Nigeria I bought these amazing fabrics from open-air markets. I brought them back, photographed and sourced them for painting, then wondered what to do with them. I ended up working with the designer DAPO JAMIU-SOYOYE. You know that Michelin Man-style puffy coats? We made a series of those out of the fabrics and are going to sell them in a pop up store in New York in December ‘08 or January ‘09.”

RIP MC Breed

Wow the saga continues. R.I.P



OBAMA is PEACAN son!!!! I put all them lightskincat video on here for your day of appreciation on your bornday.

Al B. Sure! - Off On Your Own (Girl)

Christopher Williams - I'm Dreamin'

Chico DeBarge - Iggin' Me

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Solange - “T.O.N.Y” VIDEO

I can dig this 4 real!!! Dope concept


The key word is POWER COUPLES


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Fears of the Dark

Saw the previews of this last saturday at the movies. Sweeeeeeeeeeeettt!!!

Spiders' legs brushing against naked skin…
Unexplainable noises heard at night in a dark bedroom…
A big empty house where you feel a presence…
A hypodermic needle getting closer and closer…
A dead thing trapped in a bottle of formaldehyde…
A huge growling dog, baring its teeth and staring…
So many scary moments we have experienced at some point in our lives – like the craftsmen of this journey straight to the land of fear.
Six of the worlds hottest graphic artists and cartoonists have breathed life into their nightmares, bleeding away colour only to retain the starkness of light and the pitch black of shadows.
Their intertwined stories make up an unprecedented epic where phobias, disgust and nightmares come to life and reveal Fear at its most naked and intense…

Fears of the Dark trailer

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Rapper gets 20 years after writing shooting song

DUBLIN, Ga. – He shot a man twice and felt so good about it, police said, a rapper wrote a song describing the shooting and calling out the victim by name. A judge sentenced 25-year-old Rico Todriquez Wright Monday to spend the next 20 years in prison after his victim mentioned the hip hop confession to police.
Chad Blue, 28, told police he had known Wright before the September 2006 shooting, but that the men weren't friendly. He testified companions egged Wright on as he chased and shot his victim in the thigh and groin.
Later, Blue told police he recognized Wright's voice on a CD, rapping "Chad Blue knows how I shoot."
Wright was sentenced to 20 years for two counts of aggravated assault. He will spend another 20 years on probation.

now remember this episode

Q-Tip - Renaissance Rap

Damn, This is a dope settle concept for real. Love the colors in video also

The Spirit Posters

I love fly movie posters.Here below the official posters of The Spirit, upcoming movie based on the famous comic book of Will Eisner:

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I got this from the vapors magazine site Damn that last portion of the paragraph about rakim is a headbanger

By Blair “Bliz” Milbourne

On the last leg of his acclaimed Liquid Swords tour, the emcee known as the Gza took a young pupil to school, a student who has since 1993, never been late to a class taught by the thoroughbred Staten Island academics known as the Wu-Tang Clan. With the recent release of Gza’s fifth solo venture, Pro Tools (Babygrand Records), tonight’s lesson revolves around longevity and the use of metaphor in a hip-hop verse. The Brooklyn-bred professor (born Gary Grice) proudly opens his mental vault when the enlightenment-seeking pupil asks an astute question of what the metaphor means to his teacher’s work and what he hopes his listeners take away from the words he crafts and how that has enhanced his longevity.

The Gza has been sharpening his darts since the age of 11 in 1976. On this specific night he asserts himself stating that his key to longevity is a concoction mixed of one part being true to himself, one part knowing how to adapt to the listener, with a splash of the ability of being able to stay ahead of changes that are sure to come in this ever-fickle industry filled with “here today, gone tomorrow” artists and fans alike. Dropping his first commercial joint in 1990 on Cold Chillin’ Records (Words From the Genius) and subsequently adding four solo albums and countless features to his discography since his debut, is what has primed the Gza for a seat on board of directors of the Lyrical Come Correct Committee, if there ever was such a thing.

Just as his pupil begins to understand what longevity means to a teacher who can claim a fan base that spans two generations, the Gza attempts to adjust the aperture on the mind’s eye of his student, hoping to shed more light. “The power of the metaphor brings color to the picture. It makes it three-dimensional. You can turn it around. See it this way. See it that way. It’s like when Meth said ‘Killa Bee, holding down his honeycomb.’ That could mean your loot, ya girl, ya crib…just a small example of how metaphor is powerful. Take Rakim for example. I don’t know if you know remember this joint but on ‘Musical Massacre’ Ra says, ‘…If this is imitation it can’t be the same show/Maybe what you’ll find somewhere over the rainbow/Courage, heart, brain, you need rhyme/Turn on your mic, snap your fingers three times/We gone, or the story won’t end the same/And you’ll feel the flame/The potion was weak, make another antidote…’ It took me eight years to figure out he was talking about the Wizard of Oz right there. That’s how good metaphor can be used, it keeps people listening.”

ATL Tattoo Show on PBA 30

This a dope close up and personal with "MIYA BAILEY" and other artist about tattooing, art and life

Monday, November 17, 2008

Young Jeezy - Crazy World


Outliers: The Story of Success (Hardcover)

I needed something to read on this level. The book drops tomorrow so be on the lookout for it

Malcolm Gladwell poses a more provocative question in Outliers: why do some people succeed, living remarkably productive and impactful lives, while so many more never reach their potential? Challenging our cherished belief of the "self-made man," he makes the democratic assertion that superstars don't arise out of nowhere, propelled by genius and talent: "they are invariably the beneficiaries of hidden advantages and extraordinary opportunities and cultural legacies that allow them to learn and work hard and make sense of the world in ways others cannot." Examining the lives of outliers from Mozart to Bill Gates, he builds a convincing case for how successful people rise on a tide of advantages, "some deserved, some not, some earned, some just plain lucky."

Outliers can be enjoyed for its bits of trivia, like why most pro hockey players were born in January, how many hours of practice it takes to master a skill, why the descendents of Jewish immigrant garment workers became the most powerful lawyers in New York, how a pilots' culture impacts their crash record, how a centuries-old culture of rice farming helps Asian kids master math. But there's more to it than that. Throughout all of these examples--and in more that delve into the social benefits of lighter skin color, and the reasons for school achievement gaps--Gladwell invites conversations about the complex ways privilege manifests in our culture. He leaves us pondering the gifts of our own history, and how the world could benefit if more of our kids were granted the opportunities to fulfill their remarkable potential. --Mari Malcolm

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sam Flores Studio Interview

James Bond's quantum of the weekend box office: $70.4 million

I saw the joint. The plot wasn't as dope as Casino Royale but good enough and the action in the joint is crazy!!! So it's still worth your time."Quantum of Solace" began rolling out overseas two weekends before its U.S. debut, and its worldwide total now stands at $322 million.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Media By Numbers LLC. Final figures will be released Monday.

1. "Quantum of Solace," $70.4 million.

2. "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," $36.1 million.

3. "Role Models," $11.7 million.

4. "High School Musical 3: Senior Year," $5.9 million.

5. "Changeling," $4.2 million.

6. "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," $3.2 million.

7. "Soul Men," $2.43 million.

8. "The Secret Life of Bees" $2.4 million.

9. "Saw V," $1.8 million.

10. "The Haunting of Molly Hartley" $1.6 million.

The Roots Announce Retirement

Last night in Chicago The Roots announced that they will be retiring from touring EFFECTIVE March 2009. The move is being made to accommodate their new Night Gig as the house band for Jimmy Fallon when he replaces Conan O’Brien as the host of Late Night in March of 2009. Conan will be moved to the Tonight Show.


I couldn't stay for the whole show a brother was beat but dope stuff people. Shout out to JODY and DANTE who I saw in the brisk weather of the ATL last night but check for up date here: manoamanoartshow

Frolab in “Signature Los Angeles” First Issue

Say word!!!! Now read FROLAB

Friday, November 14, 2008

Obama has more threats than other presidents-elect

By EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – Threats against a new president historically spike right after an election, but from Maine to Idaho law enforcement officials are seeing more against Barack Obama than ever before. The Secret Service would not comment or provide the number of cases they are investigating. But since the Nov. 4 election, law enforcement officials have seen more potentially threatening writings, Internet postings and other activity directed at Obama than has been seen with any past president-elect, said officials aware of the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity because the issue of a president's security is so sensitive.
Earlier this week, the Secret Service looked into the case of a sign posted on a tree in Vay, Idaho, with Obama's name and the offer of a "free public hanging." In North Carolina, civil rights officials complained of threatening racist graffiti targeting Obama found in a tunnel near the North Carolina State University campus.
And in a Maine convenience store, an Associated Press reporter saw a sign inviting customers to join a betting pool on when Obama might fall victim to an assassin. The sign solicited $1 entries into "The Osama Obama Shotgun Pool," saying the money would go to the person picking the date closest to when Obama was attacked. "Let's hope we have a winner," said the sign, since taken down.
In the security world, anything "new" can trigger hostility, said Joseph Funk, a former Secret Service agent-turned security consultant who oversaw a private protection detail for Obama before the Secret Service began guarding the candidate in early 2007.
Obama, of course, will be the country's first black president, and Funk said that new element, not just race itself, is probably responsible for a spike in anti-Obama postings and activity. "Anytime you're going to have something that's new, you're going to have increased chatter," he said. READ

Full Lenght Movies On YouTube!

NEW YORK (Reuters) - YouTube, the largest video-sharing website, will show full-length television shows and films from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s archives in its latest step to boost advertising revenue by adding professional programing, the company told Reuters on Sunday.
The site, owned by Google Inc, plans to make the announcement about the new partnership on Monday.
MGM Studios will kick off the partnership by posting episodes of its decade-old “American Gladiators” program to YouTube on one channel.
On another channel, MGM will post full-length action films like “Bulletproof Monk” and “The Magnificent Seven” and clips from popular movies like “Legally Blonde.” These will be free to watch, with ads running alongside the video.
YouTube in October forged a similar partnership with CBS Corp to run full-length archived shows, including “Star Trek,” “Young and the Restless” and “Beverly Hills 90210.”
Many TV networks already run short clips on YouTube, which also offers millions of home videos uploaded by users.
But until now, YouTube videos were predominantly short clips of ten minutes or less. The company has been experimenting with full-length shows for some months with Time Warner Inc’s HBO and CBS’s Showtime cable networks.
The new partnerships put YouTube in more direct competition with Hulu, the online video site owned by News Corp and General Electric’s NBC Universal.
Hulu features up-to-date full-length shows from News Corp’s Fox networks, NBC and CBS. It also has a YouTube channel which features short-clip versions of its shows.


The show started real late but the energy was very good. Glad the funklordz through JUNGLE45 in the mix

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Video: Black Milk - Give The Drummer Sum

Damn, this track is crazy on some str8 music ish

Kanye Covers Fader

for you magazine junkies out there

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Lil Wayne Mad Magazine Cover

Dope artwork right here!!!!!

Nardwuar vs. Common (The Extended Version)

Nardwuars interviews are always good

Video: Obama playing ball on Election Day

Here's video of Barack Obama shooting hoops with friends on Election Day.


Sometimes Heads get so caught up in informing the people we forget to plug ourselves. But this some rework of a classic ladies tee that's actually in PHATGEAR downtown in 5 point in the atl. Some sisters got it for free just based off of support for the company. This pic is going to be of course on the jungle45 myspace page and it was shot by the very talented JASIATIC

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Q-Tip “Renaissance Rap” Promo Flyer

gotta luv it

Nov Edition 2008 .AMMO magazine: The Relationship issue

Nov Edition 2008 .AMMO magazine available now with FREE SONG. WWW.BOSSUPBU.COM

Video: D-Nice - Call Me D-Nice (Demo)

Damn, dude is hype!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Dope!!!!


It's going down this thursday in Atlanta at Mjq. Love the multiple flyers for this joint

Monday, November 10, 2008

Listen: 'A Free "Fela"' t-shirt




a native of Budapest,Lichiban paints and draws on a wide variety of mediums like wood