Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sites you should keep your eye on part 6; Ven´s Flickr

Vens. NYC 1988


IceBurg by Reas AOK, Ven & Menz by Zebster. NYC 1989


Ven & Stak TFP NYC 2010

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Sites you should keep your eye on part 4; Dash167´s Flickr
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Sites you should keep your eye on part 6; Ven´s Flickr
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Sites you should keep your eye on part 7; Caster GBA´s Flickr
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Sites you should keep your eye on part 8; Loomit UA´s iLG blog
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Sites you should keep your eye on part 9; Hip Hop is read
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Sites you should keep your eye on part 10; Great AIO/SRG
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Sites you should keep your eye on part 12; Heavy Artillery´s Flickr
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Weekend fun part 7; This or that?



VIA
Bill McMullen 12oz Blog


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Weekend fun part 5; Jean Claude Van Damme´s scene in Breakin´
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Weekend fun part 8; Kermit the Frog and Cookie Monster Learn How to Rap
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Weekend fun part 11; Star Wars meets Gangster Rap
and
Weekend fun part 12; Jabba the fucking HAT!
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Weekend fun part 13;
Classic Robot Chicken
(Arkhum Asylum Shawshank Redemption/Batman & Joker)

and
Weekend fun part 14;
All of Chewbacca's Dialogue from "Star Wars" by Doug Savage

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Weekend fun part 15;
Antoine Dodson and his Bed Intruder song

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Weekend fun part 16;
If your teacher corrected graffiti (Reas AOK/RIS)

and
Weekend fun part 17; Tauntaun Sleeping Bag
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Weekend fun part 18; Star Wars Halloween costumes
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Weekend fun part 19; LEGO® Star Wars™: Bombad Bounty
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Weekend fun part 20; Vanilla Ice says...
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Weekend fun part 21; Dogs That Look Like Chewbacca
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Weekend fun part 22;
Kenny Keil’s; rappers who need to be seen in a comic book

and
Weekend fun part 23; Kanye West's Most Ridiculous On-Air Moments
and
Weekend fun part 24; “Family Guy: It’s A Trap!”
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Weekend fun part 25; El Barto will never stop writing

Have a nice weekend ;)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

In Rotation 5.3


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In Rotation 5.3


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Best of 09 E-G (part 3)
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Best of 09 C-D (Part 2)
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Best of 09 A-B (Part 1)
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Favorite album of 2009; Magnificent Ruffians; Elevated Ruffians
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and
DJ Crazy Toones; It's a CT Experience (The mixtape & The DVD)
and
Earl Hayes; The First 48 Disc 1
and
Earl Hayes; The First 48 Disc 2
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Goal´s Gangster Shit propaganda
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Kurupt; “Tha 4:20 Mixtape (Prequel To Streetlights)” (mixtape download)

DJ Premier Gives Backstory On Entire Gang Starr Catalog



No More Mr. Nice Guy (1989)

What comes to mind during that time was my amateur production skills [laughs].
I didn’t fully produce this album.
Three of the songs The 45 King produced before even I joined the group.
Then the ones I did produce,
[including the single “Manifest”],
I didn’t really have an understanding of how to make a record.
So Guru and Slomo Sonnenfeld,
who was the engineer at Such-A-Sound studios in Brooklyn,
would help me put the SP-12 together.
Guru and I would hit some snare sounds and Slomo would say,
“Put the high hats like this.”
And then I would throw in something and make it turn a certain way.
Like Guru used to say,
that was our early regiment because
I wasn’t fully aware of the recording and production process.
But those were some great times.
Guru and I would catch the bus to the studio together.

I remember the day I walked into the studio
to cut the first record with Gang Starr I tried to fist fight the engineer.
I flew from Dallas to New York with my
turntable coffin and I’m like,
“Yeah, so where can I set up?”
And Slomo said, “Oh, you’re not setting that up today.”
And I’m like, “Motherfucker, this is how I make my beats!”
They had to chill me out like,
“Yo, this is not how we make records.
You can lay it down on tape.”
To this day, I only do my scratches on the last day of recording.


Step In The Arena (1991)

On the first album,
I brought in a demo with just me repeating
the drums over-and-over on one record and
then I would start cutting up the records.
I didn’t know the process of using
a drum machine and trimming it straight to tape.
But Step In The Arena is where
I started to do the production all by myself.

The music started sounding the way
Guru and I really wanted it to sound.
There was more sampling and more musical concepts.
Once I learned the process vs. by way of doing demos on a four-track,
I knew the concept of how to lay a beat and make songs.
With arrangements, I always had that down,
but Step In The Arena is really
my first all-production…just straight beats.
You could hear our confidence growing.

Daily Operation (1992)

By now I was establishing the Gang Starr sound.
My confidence level was 100 percent to where I was like, bring on anybody.
I’ll take them all on!
Before this album,
I was getting a few calls from other artists to work with me.
KRS-One reached out, but I was like,
“Nah, I’m not ready yet.” I thought
Kris was too large of an icon for me to even think that
I could pull off an album with him.
I was too nervous.
But when he reached out after
Daily Operation I said, “Ok, I’ll do it.”
I did so many songs with other artists after that album.

We blew up big after Daily Operation.
But we wanted to please the audience that already loved us as we were.
That was always a conscious effort on both of our parts.
And that’s the reason why Guru started doing
the Jazzmatazz albums to protect Gang Starr
from being pigeonholed as jazz rap.
Guru used to hate being called that so much [laughs].


Hard To Earn (1994)

By this time, people were saying that
I only used jazz samples.
And that was cool early on because
I used a lot of the jazz records to be different.
Everyone else was sampling James Brown and Parliament,
including myself at times,
so much so that we started running out of the ill funky beats.
But people started to over-emphasize
the jazz samples and not listen to how dope
Gang Starr’s sound was and how we converted it to hard beats.
So I said, “You know what?
On Hard To Earn I’m going to completely strip it down and use space sounds,
helicopters or whatever, just to show it doesn’t matter what I use.
And it’s going to be hard.”
That’s what I did purposely to prove
a point on songs like “Tonz O’ Gonz” and “Mass Appeal.”

Moment Of Truth (1998)

As I said before, this was the most emotional album for both of us.
I had actually left the group before
Moment Of Truth came out.
We were not getting along over stupid shit.
I just pretty much said, “Yo, I’m out of here,”
so we put the album on hold.
But it never got out to the press that I had bounced.
At that time Guru was going through his
gun trial and he was facing a five-year bid,
so we thought he was going away for a long time.
That’s when I called Guru and said, “I want to do this.”
After we made up, people were telling me that we weren’t going to be able to tour.
They just wanted to get the album out there while he did his bid.
I remember when they read all the [not-guilty]
verdicts and everything…it was just crazy.

I also remember the day we recorded
the [title track] for Moment Of Truth.
Just looking at the emotions in Guru’s
eyes doing the vocals to “Moment of Truth”…
he was really nervous that he would be found guilty.
“JFK 2 LAX” was a true story. And with “The Next Time,”
I made that record the day my accountant passed away.
She was someone who was a major part of my life.
When she died, that fucked me up.
The sample almost makes you want to cry because that was the mood I was in.
It’s still an emotional song for me to this day.
And it’s one of my favorite recordings, period.
Moment of Truth ended up becoming our biggest album.
Guru would say, “All I want is a gold album.”
We finally got it with this one.

The Ownerz (2003)

We had one of the dopest staffs at our label Virgin,
but they all got fired when Mariah Carey’s Glitter failed.
That made them get rid of a lot of people.
Before that, Virgin would always let us do whatever we wanted.
We always picked our own singles and the sequence of the album.
We always did the gutter street song first,
followed by the radio record, a follow-up single and then the tour.
That was our routine every year.
But when it came down to The Ownerz,
we had to switch over to an all-new staff.
And the crazy thing is our new urban music president
was the same guy who produced Rob Thomas and Matchbox 20.
Dude was two years younger than me!
He didn’t put his foot down and let Gang Starr do what we usually did.

We disagreed on the choice of singles and
I started purposely being an asshole and not answering the phone.
I would call up to the Virgin offices talking shit like,
“Yo man, you better call me! [laughs].”
Part of that was that I always held down Guru.
His spirit knows that I’ve always been there
to hold him down whatever we were dealing with.
I didn’t mind being the spokesperson.
We had to get out of that situation.
But the legacy of Gang Starr was too big to destroy.
We matter to the fans.
We matter too much to Hip Hop.

VIA
vibe.com


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In Rotation 5.2


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Download;
In Rotation 5.2


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Best of 09 Y (Part 10)
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Best of 09 R-S (Part 8)
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Best of 09 N-P (Part 7)
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Best of 09 K-M (Part 6)
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Best of 09 I-J (Part 5)
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Best of 09 H (part 4)
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Best of 09 E-G (part 3)
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Best of 09 C-D (Part 2)
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Best of 09 A-B (Part 1)
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Favorite album of 2009; Magnificent Ruffians; Elevated Ruffians
and
Favorite album of 2008; Young Maylay; The Real Coast Guard
and
DJ Crazy Toones; It's a CT Experience (The mixtape & The DVD)
and
Earl Hayes; The First 48 Disc 1
and
Earl Hayes; The First 48 Disc 2
and
Goal´s Gangster Shit propaganda
and
Kurupt; “Tha 4:20 Mixtape (Prequel To Streetlights)” (mixtape download)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Graff Wars countdown; 15 Weeks to go

Star Wars wall V2 2010
Kacao77. Berlin,Germany 2010


Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader by Moetrix. Berlin,Germany 2010


Queen Amidala by Mao. Berlin,Germany 2010


The Emperor by Mao. Berlin,Germany 2010


Besor, Clone trooper by Moetrix. Berlin,Germany 2010


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Graff Wars countdown; 22 Weeks to go (Graff Wars canvas by Kacao77,Berlin,Germany 2010)
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Graff Wars countdown; 21 Weeks to go (Darth Vader by Ree MTA,New York City 1976)
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Graff Wars countdown; 20 Weeks to go (Web TC-5 KaosInc FBA TMT TM7,New York City 2010)
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Graff Wars countdown; 19 Weeks to go (The writers strike back, Chemnitz,Germany 2010)
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Graff Wars countdown; 18 Weeks to go (R2-D2 by Drone, Munich, Germany 1997)
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Graff Wars countdown; 17 Weeks to go (Reincarnated by Kid THP and Goal AIO. Oslo, Norway 2010)
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Graff Wars countdown; 16 Weeks to go (Darth Vader by Dizkust BK HG, Houston Texas 2010)
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Graff Wars countdown; 15 Weeks to go (Star Wars wall V2 2010 by Kacao77,Mao,Moetrix & Besor)
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Graff Wars countdown; 14 Weeks to go (Darth Vader by Ker,Frok & Bexa (OH crew) Bonn, Germany. January 2010)
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Graff Wars countdown; 13 Weeks to go (Revok & Witnes (Tyke) MSK. LA 2009)
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Graff Wars countdown; 12 Weeks to go (Requesting flicks of these....)
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Graff Wars countdown; 11 Weeks to go (Yoda/Pat by Teach 2. Puerto Rico 2010)
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Graff Wars countdown; 10 Weeks to go (The Empire Strikes Back by Kacao77
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Graff Wars countdown; 9 Weeks to go (Lego Wars by the FC crew. NYC 2010)
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Graff Wars countdown; 8 Weeks to go (Boba Fett by Gouge, Stockholm 2010)
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Graff Wars countdown; 7 Weeks to go (The root of all evil by Pay2, Kacao77 & Goal. Oslo 2010)
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Graff Wars countdown; 6 Weeks to go (He is no good to me dead by Base23, Berlin 2010)
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Graff Wars countdown; 5 Weeks to go
(From Dagobah with love by Dams, Slim, Seba, Opse & Weeno. Paris, France 2008)

and
Graff Wars countdown; 4 Weeks to go
(The Phantom Menace by
Wane COD/FC,Virus COD/AA & Goal AIO/COD/KD/WCA. NYC 2010)

and
Graff Wars countdown; 3 Weeks to go (Padme by El Mac @ Zazzle.com HQ)
and
Graff Wars countdown; 2 Weeks to go
(Star Wars Cyborgs by Bounce & Ano9s. Taipei, Taiwan 2009)

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Graff Wars countdown; 1 Week to go (Puerto Rico 2010)
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Graff Wars; final countdown
The Clone Wars; Orto Plutonia
by Sive One, Doc Nova & Mr. Flash (3Steps) Linden, Germany 2010

and
Mandalorian command by
Soten SHH,Kacao77,Scheme SK & Goal AIO. Malmø 2009

and
All Terrain Armored Transport (AT-AT) by
Aroe MSK/HA. Brighton UK 2010

and
Grid Stormtrooper by Puppet. Stockholm,Sweden 2010
and
Masters of the Universe: The Wizard of Stone Mountain

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Graff Wars countdown; 16 Weeks to go

Darth Vader by Dizkust BK HG, Houston Texas 2010

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Check the whole production by
Heam ,Dizkust and Geakyra HERE

VIA
Houston Streets Flickr


Related links;
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and
Graff Wars is on Facebook
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Star Wars productions by Kacao77 on Flickr
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Pick up our latest issue; Fat Cap #17 (Star Wars special)
and
B is for... (Boba Fett rap)
and
E is for... (Empire strikes back by Kacao77)
and
Graff Wars countdown; 28 Weeks to go (Oase, Amsterdam 2010)
and
Graff Wars countdown; 27 Weeks to go (Alto Contraste crew, Salamanca, Spain 2009)
and
Graff Wars countdown; 26 Weeks to go (Cope2 KD & Guns OWN)
and
Graff Wars countdown; 25 Weeks to go (Yoda by Snake, Tarbes, Spain 2009)
and
Graff Wars countdown; 24 Weeks to go (Boba Fett by Smug One, Glasgow, Scotland 2010)
and
Graff Wars countdown; 23 Weeks to go (Mayday on the frontline by Babie OWN & Goal AIO, Oslo, Norway 2010)
and
Graff Wars countdown; 22 Weeks to go (Graff Wars canvas by Kacao77,Berlin,Germany 2010)
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Graff Wars countdown; 21 Weeks to go (Darth Vader by Ree MTA,New York City 1976)
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Graff Wars countdown; 20 Weeks to go (Web TC-5 KaosInc FBA TMT TM7,New York City 2010)
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Graff Wars countdown; 19 Weeks to go (The writers strike back, Chemnitz,Germany 2010)
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Graff Wars countdown; 18 Weeks to go (R2-D2 by Drone, Munich, Germany 1997)
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Graff Wars countdown; 17 Weeks to go (Reincarnated by Kid THP and Goal AIO. Oslo, Norway 2010)
and
Graff Wars countdown; 16 Weeks to go (Darth Vader by Dizkust BK HG, Houston Texas 2010)
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Graff Wars countdown; 15 Weeks to go (Star Wars wall V2 2010 by Kacao77,Mao,Moetrix & Besor)
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Graff Wars countdown; 14 Weeks to go (Darth Vader by Ker,Frok & Bexa (OH crew) Bonn, Germany. January 2010)
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Graff Wars countdown; 13 Weeks to go (Revok & Witnes (Tyke) MSK. LA 2009)
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Graff Wars countdown; 12 Weeks to go (Requesting flicks of these....)
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Graff Wars countdown; 11 Weeks to go (Yoda/Pat by Teach 2. Puerto Rico 2010)
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Graff Wars countdown; 10 Weeks to go (The Empire Strikes Back by Kacao77
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Graff Wars countdown; 9 Weeks to go (Lego Wars by the FC crew. NYC 2010)
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Graff Wars countdown; 8 Weeks to go (Boba Fett by Gouge, Stockholm 2010)
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Graff Wars countdown; 7 Weeks to go (The root of all evil by Pay2, Kacao77 & Goal. Oslo 2010)
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Graff Wars countdown; 6 Weeks to go (He is no good to me dead by Base23, Berlin 2010)
and
Graff Wars countdown; 5 Weeks to go
(From Dagobah with love by Dams, Slim, Seba, Opse & Weeno. Paris, France 2008)

and
Graff Wars countdown; 4 Weeks to go
(The Phantom Menace by
Wane COD/FC,Virus COD/AA & Goal AIO/COD/KD/WCA. NYC 2010)

and
Graff Wars countdown; 3 Weeks to go (Padme by El Mac @ Zazzle.com HQ)
and
Graff Wars countdown; 2 Weeks to go
(Star Wars Cyborgs by Bounce & Ano9s. Taipei, Taiwan 2009)

and
Graff Wars countdown; 1 Week to go (Puerto Rico 2010)
and
Graff Wars; final countdown
The Clone Wars; Orto Plutonia
by Sive One, Doc Nova & Mr. Flash (3Steps) Linden, Germany 2010

and
Mandalorian command by
Soten SHH,Kacao77,Scheme SK & Goal AIO. Malmø 2009

and
All Terrain Armored Transport (AT-AT) by
Aroe MSK/HA. Brighton UK 2010

and
Grid Stormtrooper by Puppet. Stockholm,Sweden 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Handstyles part 2; Rime MSK (New Jersey/Los Angeles)







Related links;
Subscribe to Rime MSK blog RSS feeds
and
The Exchange book coming March 2010
and
The 12ozprophet Exchange thread
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Rime interview about the Exchange project and the book (MTV Germany)
and
Chaz Bojórquez & Retna
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Handstyles part 2; Rime MSK (New Jersey/Los Angeles)
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Handstyles part 3; Twist (San Fransisco)
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Handstyles part 4; Dash167 (NYC/Miami)
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Handstyles part 5; Sye TC5 (NYC)

Handstyles part 1; Revok MSK (Los Angeles)








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Handstyles part 1; Revok MSK (Los Angeles)
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Handstyles part 2; Rime MSK (New Jersey/Los Angeles)
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Handstyles part 3; Twist (San Fransisco)
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5 Good or bad rap album covers (?) part 2

Mr. Freeze coldwave of terror


Gertown Red; The Caper Man


EMC; I gotta shine and get mine


El-Rock; Ragz To Riches


The State of Texas Vs. Dean


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5 Good or bad rap album covers (part 4)
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5 Good or bad rap album covers (part 5)
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5 Good or bad rap album covers (part 6)
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5 Good or bad rap album covers (part 7)
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5 Good or bad rap album covers (part 8)
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5 Good or bad rap album covers (?) part 9

Monday, May 17, 2010

E-40 picks his: Top 5 dead or alive

With both of his new Revenue Retrievin' albums

selling like crazy across the country,
E-40 seems to have again solidified his place in
hip hop history with another successful independent release.
As one of the few West Coast artists
to no have never been “under Dr. Dre” at one point or another,
E-40 continues to defy the boundaries of what how MC’s rhyme.
Hitting the game with different cadences, subject matter,
and slang for over 20 years,
E-40 has the respect of the streets, gangsters,
prison inmates, females, older hip hop heads and the youth.
Take a look at how E-40 ranks his Top 5 Dead or Alive.
Its West Coast heavy, but the man has a few surprises, check out his reasoning.

AllHipHop.com:
What´s your Top 5?

E-40:
I can’t say myself on there huh?
Ahhhh (Sigh) let me think this out then.
(Pause) Hmmm….. Ahhh…. Hmmm….
I think I am the dopest in the world.
I honestly do.
I think that I covered every part of the game.
I think there may be some mother f**kas that
don’t agree as far as my rap style but
I am talking about uniqueness,
I’m talking word play,
I’m talking subject matter, the whole kit a caboodle, you smell me?
I’m talking about the whole s**t.
I’m talking about beat-wise,
I’m talking about relevance, longevity.
I’m talking about coming in the game with a prayer wish hope and a dream.
I’m talking about coming in the game with nothing.
What I mean by that is that,
I didn’t have a crutch, nobody threw me and my family a bone.
They didn’t throw us a bone.
We didn’t come up like that, no disrespect, we didn’t come up under Dre.
I look up to Dr. Dre,
but we are one of the few people to come up
successfully without coming up under
Dr. Dre or being Dr. Dre affiliated.
Just keeping it 1000%.

Which ain’t nothing wrong with that,
I would have definitely loved it to have come
up under him back in the day, but fortunately
I didn’t and I made it without an executive producer
or anyone putting money into our s**t, no nothing.
It was all grassroots,
and I consider all that and consider myself the greatest,
dead or alive in real life because
for one I did something that rappers today have a hard time doing,
and that’s sell units with no radio airplay or none of that.
Like we sold a lot of records.
I was one of the first rappers out here with
a big deal out here in 1993 or 1994.
Back then every label in the world wanted
the Click and E-40.
We signed to Jive Records in 1994.
That’s the group that I rapped with, you know, E-40 broke barriers man.
I did something that the average rapper
and rappers today couldn’t do back then.
It’s because the streets really f**k with me and they do til’ this day.
This is real man, this is street s**t.
So any motha f**kas out there that be thinking
a n***a corny they got me f**ked up.
Its just over they head because they just gang groupies. (Laughs)

AllHipHop.com:
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E-40:

Tupac. See one thing about him is that he could
get on some gangster s**t with his raps or
he could get on some super uplifting s**t.
That’s why females and males loved Pac.
He spit that uplifting s**t like,
"Brenda’s got a Baby",
"Keep Ya Head Up" and
"Dear Mama".
Songs like that, ya see what I’m saying?
These are classic songs and he did that all day.
He could get on some gangsta s**t then some party s**t.
Then he could get on some real life issues, it was incredible s**t man.

AllHipHop.com:
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E-40:
Ice Cube. Cube said some of the most like….


I’m a 80’s cat so I grew up during the crack epidemic.
When that white girl first hit the streets of the inner cities in the 80’s,
this man still had heat even after he wrote a lot of lyrics for Eazy-E,
this ain’t taking nothing away from Eazy-E,
I feel like Eazy-E was definitely one of the greats and everything the brought to hip hop.
The only reason I brought that up is because
for him to utilize his lyrics way back then and still have lyrics,
to take it to another page.
This man had songs about going to Minnesota,
setting up shop and all other soils.
That’s what people really did.
Go out there with a sac and sell it for
double or triple what they sell it for out here on the West Coast.
He had that yola game pretty much down pat.
Now it wasn’t just that he was about though.
I mean he had some of the coldest lyrics.
Like "Once Upon a Time in the Projects",
covering all parts of the game.
He was a political dude too,
like he could get on some controversial
political s**t and the man still have longevity today.
He is still in the game today. He will sell out the Coliseum on your ass.
This man got a real dedicated fan-base man.
He just recently had a Gold Record.
He’s been in the game forever, since the 80’s.

E-40:

Too $hort started off in the game as a youngster.
Real young, one of the first rappers making tapes for hood dudes,
dudes from the soil, from the hood.
Like customized cassettes where he might take
a Rappin Duke instrumental and rap over that
and make it customized for one of his homeboys.
So if you are hot rapper and I’m just a street hustler, and you that dude.
I would definitely break bread with you too.
Like, "$hort make me a song bro, a customized song about myself."
You gonna feel ya self man. You gonna think you’re a baller.
He made songs for people in the hood,
he spit that slick s**t about the b**ches, and he covered all parts of the game as well. Uniqueness, He coined the word "b**ch".
This man got Platinum and Gold records.
Got more Platinum and Gold records than me.

AllHipHop.com:
Last one…

E-40:

Scarface. He spit that s**t.
He’s a great storyteller.
He’s in his own lane, his voice, the s**t he talks about, his deliverance.
He can get on some MC s**t if he wants to.
Some MC lyrical s**t if he wants to, or some super hood s**t.
One thing about him is that he has always stayed the same throughout his whole career.
Some people its good for them to stay in their own lane.
You see the thing about me is that
I am a character so I can do all different types of flows and different s**t.
But I take my hat off to Scarface for his longevity,
his storytelling and his lyrical delivery.
The whole s**t. So…

AllHipHop.com:
Solid Top 5 man.

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