Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I Ride The Soundwave Ridiculous, Omnipotent, Scientific, Chace Infinite

Just heard this for the first time thanks to the 1998 iteration of the History of Hip Hop mixtapes from The Rub.

Holy moly. These mixtapes are monsters. Can't recommend highly enough.
Back to work.
Keep it grimey.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Shame On You When You Step Through To The Old Dirty Bastard Straight From The Brooklyn Zoo

Fresh back from NYC and Rock The Bells. Had an epic time with the AK roll dogs and my brother from a Danish mother. The show was bonkers. 1:30pm to 12:00am of hip-hop legends. When DJ Premier is opening the show you know its going to be ape shit. Lots of good performances. Slick Rick rocking purple Tims asking the crowd if they like the colors, Rakim with more swagger on stage than a rhino, KRS with Bumpy Knuckles as his hype man and bringing out Buckshot. Lauryn Hill brought out all of her kids after performing To Zion.

She brought a ton of other people out just because they were hanging out in the wings. Mary J. Blige, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Chris Rock, Jay-Z, John Legend. That was nuts.
Tribe was dope, super live on stage. Wu was crazy and Snoop killed it. Still trying to process what happened on that stage.
The day was pretty rough though. I was standing in the pit for the first six acts with people pressed against me and by the time the seventh act came up I had to get some space.
It was wild.
Long night of flying last night though so I am headed home for some well deserved sleep.
Grind hard.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

"Knowing Heaven'll Shun Us Being Devil's Miners, That Ain't Got Shit To Do With Tea In China"

One of the blogs I follow recommended this set of mixtapes from Rub. I have listened to the 2006 mixtape and its really good. Check them out.
Headed out to NYC early on Friday to go to the Rock the Bells show at Governor's Island. It has the makings of a monster day.
Got a couple things to do. Going to wrap those up.
Grind extra hard.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Knocked Down Round For Round, You're Feeling Like You're Shot Down On The Ground

Back in Dublin from my leave. Things are progressing. The trip was bonkers fun. NYC was epic and included puking, things hitting me in the head from many stories above and of course the wifey's big 3-0. The cabin in Pennsylvania was super relaxing and it was good to catch up with the fam. AZ was great, beautiful scenery and nice to see Josiberry and her mutt. The big wedding in New Mexico was amazing and great to see the Santillanes clan and eat some green chile. SF was burrito and beer filled dopeness. Hopefully I will be back in Cali soon enough. Some music that has entertained me lately:

I've been pretty impressed with KiD CuDi.
This one isn't new but the song is pretty sick and the video is straight up nuts.

Turns out Boos was onto something with the Ratatat/Hot Chip recommendations about 2 years ago. Shout out to Boos.
Keep it crackalackin'.