Sunday, October 31, 2010

Y is for...

Yoda; Much to learn you still have... by Smug, Bristol UK 2010

Warfare by Brok & 2rode Paris,France 2007

WGS strikes back by the WGS crew,LA 2005

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Yoda is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe,
appearing in the three prequel trilogy films
as well as the second and third original films.
Yoda made his first on-screen appearance in
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
where he is responsible for training
Luke Skywalker in the ways of the Jedi.
His final chronological appearance is
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi,
when he dies peacefully at 900 years old.
He also appears extensively in the
two animated Clone Wars series, as well as the
Star Wars "Expanded Universe" of novels and comic books.

In the original films, he trains Luke Skywalker
to fight against the evil Galactic Empire.
In the prequel films, he serves as
a Grand Master Jedi and a leading member
of the Jedi Council and as a general in the Clone Wars.

In 2008, Yoda was selected by
Empire magazine as the
25th greatest movie character of all time.
On their list of
the 100 Greatest Fictional Characters, ranked Yoda at number 60.


Yomo & Maulkie; "Mockingbird" (Director: Marty Thomas)

Yomo & Maulkie was a hardcore Hip Hop duo
that was associated with the members of N.W.A..,
although the duo was not a gangster rap group.
Instead, its lyrics hewed more toward
Public Enemy's political style.
Both Yomo and Maulkie came from Los Angeles,
where the duo signed with Ruthless Records,
the label owned by Eazy-E.
In 1991, Eazy-E served as executive producer
of its 1991 full-length (and only) album Are U Xperienced?
distributed by Atco/Atlantic Records.
The album's name is derived from
Jimi Hendrix's 1967 album Are You Experienced?
The group found little commercial success, however.
Maulkie later joined Ice Cube's protégé group Da Lench Mob.
The song "For the Love of Money" off of Are U Xperienced?
was later, in 1994, reused on the Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
single "Foe tha Love of $," from the album Creepin on ah Come Up.


Young Bleed; Murderous

Glenn Clifton Jr. (born March 25, 1978),
better known as Young Bleed is an American
Hip Hop artist based out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Since his chart-topping 1998 release
My Balls & My Word, Thug Drama, a ghost producer,
introduced Young Bleed to Master P in 1997.
Young Bleed has been a mainstay of the
Southern hip hop underground,
narrating his vision of life in the urban South.


Young Bleed started rhyming at the age
of 9 at home in his native South Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
He claims to have been influenced by his mother,
who had read poetry to him from a young age,
and the rise in popularity in Hip Hop and acts like Run DMC.
By his teenage years had begun recording his rhymes,
selling Hip Hop tapes independently
to friends on the streets of his neighborhood,
and eventually signing to a local record label.
In 1995 he joined with fellow Baton Rouge-based
Hip Hop artists C-Loc, J-Von, and Max Minelli
to form the hip hop group Concentration Camp
with whom he is still affiliated present.


Young Bleed’s first glimpse of national fame
was when his song with C-Loc, "How You do That",
was remixed by Master P of No Limit Records.
It was released on the 1997 soundtrack to Master P’s
film I'm Bout It which peaked at number one on
Billboard R&B/Hip Hop album charts in mid-1998.
Then with the help of Master P, he signed a deal with
Priority Records to release his major label debut album
My Balls & My Word in 1998.
The album peaked in at number ten on the Billboard 200
and number one on the Top R&B/Hip Hop album charts
and also reached gold status in the U.S.
The follow-up My Own was released independent of
No Limit on Priority and though charting on both
the Billboard 200 and Top R&B Hip Hop albums charts,
it failed to make similar waves as its predecessor.

While in the process of recording his third solo
album with Priority, Vintage, Young Bleed was
released from his contract and forced to go independent.
Young Bleed joined C-Bo's West Coast Mafia Records
and released Rise Thru da Ranks from
Earner Tugh Capo in 2005 and Once Upon a Time in America in 2007.
On September 23, 2008 Young Bleed
released his fifth album, Off tha Curb.
It is a collaborative album with
the up and coming rapper Freize (rapper).


Yukmouth; Breathe (The Game diss) (featuring Gonzoe of The Regime)

Jerold Dwight Ellis, III,
(born October 18, 1974 in Oakland, California)
better known by his stage names Yukmouth & Yuk,
is an Grammy-nominated American rapper from East Oakland,California.
He is the founder of The Regime,
Smoke-A-Lot Records and Godzilla Entertainment.

He is a member of the platinum-selling
rap duo Luniz along with Numskull.
Luniz recorded the successful weed anthem, "I Got 5 on It".
He went on to sign a solo record deal at
J-Prince's Rap-a-Lot Records, releasing four albums.
His double album debut on the label,
entitled Thugged Out: The Albulation went gold.
Under his own label, Smoke-a-Lot Records,
he has released DVD's and compilation albums,
such as the United Ghettos of America series.

He is a member of Thug Lordz,
with C-Bo and Spice 1.
He is known in the rap industry for both
his remarkable history of
collaborations and his ruthless diss tracks.


Young Maylay; Roll On Em (featuring Xzibit,MC Ren & WC)

Christopher "Chris" Bellard (born 1980),
also known by his stage name, Young Maylay,
is an American West Coast rapper from Los Angeles.
He is best known for the role as
Carl "CJ" Johnson in the 2004 video game
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.


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Favorite album of 2008; Young Maylay; The Real Coast Guard
DJ Crazy Toones; It's a CT Experience (The mixtape & The DVD)
Graff Wars countdown; 25 Weeks to go
(Yoda by Snake, Tarbes, Spain 2009)

Graff Wars countdown; 24 Weeks to go
(Boba Fett by Smug One, Glasgow, Scotland 2010)

Graff Wars countdown; 11 Weeks to go
(Yoda/Pat by Teach 2. Puerto Rico 2010)

Graff Wars
(Graffiti art inspired by the Star Wars universe)
in stores now

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