Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Pleasure To Burn...
I couldn't decide whether a picture of Cam'ron or Jay-Z would more appropriately summarize what is apparently the most interesting thing happening at this moment in hip-hop history. After a period of agonizing deliberation, I decided on this photo of Jigga's bastard twin...
In case you've been too damn high to notice, a couple of joints featuring Cam dissing Hova have been an extremely hot topic of conversation for the past several days. I was originally going to provide a link to download these tracks, but there were too many blogs/sites to choose from...so screw it. Please don't be personally offended if you happen to fall into this category, but you are a defective and completely inept human being if you can't find these mp3s on your own. Your Uncle Wee Wee probably even posted them on his blog about the mating habits of swine---I'm telling you---go check the man...
To be honest, I'm bored with the whole thing already. I was actually becoming restless before it even started, because this beef was way too predictable. For the past several years, the rap industry has been taking a lot of its cues from professional wrestling. Realizing that fact sometimes makes it easier to figure out what the next move is going to be. I take no issue with fans who enjoy the controversy and competitive aspect of these media-hyped battles. The problem is the idiots who don't seem to realize how much of this shit is scripted. These people either decide to bring some real violence into the equation, or they spend much of their spare time on the internet debating about it....(yawn). Don't worry, kids. In a few years, Jay and Cam will kiss and make up---and you can buy yourself a ticket to their musical lovefest, which of course, will be heavily sponsored by Sprite.
Speaking of which, The Rap Up posted a relatively detailed article about Nas signing with Def Jam...http://therapup.blogspot.com/.
Haldan at Palms Out Sounds was kind enough to post a few more Gnarls Barkley tracks. There's a permanent link to your right, but just in case you're a lazy bastard: http://palmsout.blogspot.com/.
R.I.P. to Wilson Pickett. I haven't posted since he passed away, and I consider this a truly significant loss in the music world. Many paid tribute---here are just a few:
Treat Williams: (link to your right)
The Number One Songs In Heaven: (http://www.londonlee.com/blog.html)
Koopa's Hideaway: (http://k-hideaway.blogspot.com/)
Funky 16 Corners: (http://funky16corners.blogspot.com/)
We Eat So Many Shrimp is featuring "Since When" by The CunninLynguists (from A Piece of Strange):
You can download two tracks by The Procussions at So Much Silence: http://www.somuchsilence.blogspot.com/.
Humor Feed's Top 10 Satire News Stories of 2005:
My Old Kentucky Blog is currently featuring several tracks from The Find by Ohmega Watts: http://myoldkyhome.blogspot.com/.
At No Frontin', you can download one of the greatest downtempo tracks of all time---Kruder & Dorfmeister's remix of "1st of Tha Month" by Bone, Thugs, & Harmony. Linkage to ya right...
Dat Piff has 155 hip-hop mixtapes you can download for free:
As if America can withstand one more round of administrative inefficiency---these freaks are trying to draft Condi for president in 2008:
Condimania is evidently sweeping the nation....?
Mase is so dumb that he's just barely worth mentioning. However, it is kind of entertaining that he left hip-hop for Jesus, and now he's trying to pass himself off as Ghetto Christ or something. As hard as it may be, resist any temptation to become a follower. Dude will be weaving baskets at a mental institution near you very soon...
Gratitude to Headfonehaus (http://headfonehaus.blogspot.com/), Palms Out Sounds (link above) and Benn loxo du taccu (http://mattgy.net/music/) for linking Souled On this past week...