So logging into Youtube to get a tutorial to fix something on my car, I figured I’d get distracted for about 4 hours. This little gem appeared on my homepage and I can’t help but be insanely impressed by this dude. Check out his other vids he’s legit.
Category Archives: Music
Recently I started a play through of all 1500 songs on my MP3 player in order to revisit some old favs and delete some shit I didn’t even know was on it. One of many artists that stood out in its personal timelessness is J Dilla. As an ex hip hop fan and having worked in the Mix Tape/DJ retail business for two years, I’ve heard about everything there was to listen to. I currently have very little hip hop left in my MP3 player due to its lack of actual instruments and redundant themes. The Big Ls, Tupacs, and Biggies left a void in the genre that can never and will never be filled in my opinion.
Dilla however stands out as a musical super talent even with my own super critical view of hip hop. Sadly he died prematurely but his body of work is amazing nonetheless. Even though he’s gone, I smile and turn up the volume whenever he randomly pops on my playlist. That’s about the best legacy anyone could ask for.
With Boston Pride reaching an all-time high, I’ll take this opportunity to introduce you to Slaine. Some of you may know him simply as “the fat dude” from Gone Baby Gone and The Town. However, Slaine has broke into the scene years before his acting debut. Born George Carroll, he can be found collaborating on Special Teamz and La Coka Nostra compilations and mixtapes. Slaine’s solo effort, The Boston Project dropped on April 15th the day following the Boston Marathon Bombings.
55 year old casino executive Allen Samuels has one of the best mid life crisis’ going. Now he just needs to learn how to dress. I don’t know why but I actually enjoyed this tune. Dude is sending a positive message and gloating about shit he’s actually done. Good for him. Now stop it.
I first saw this as a film major at Emerson College about 9 years ago. Shortly thereafter I quit film school when I realized that 98% of “films” are nowhere near as amazing as this one. If you can’t handle subtitles, (the whole film is in French) then you should stop being a fucking pussy, learn how to read, and watch this incredible film.
Love the black and white and the three main characters and acting are amazing. The social, racial and economic issues are always at the fore front here as the French projects get crazy after a Muslim youth is beaten into a coma by reckless cops. Referred to as the French “Boys in The Hood”, La Haine really gives you a great insight into French B-boy and street culture and makes you realize its really no different then our own. The racial unity is also a refreshing change of scenery. The below scene is Cut Killer dropping some anti-cop dopeness on his hood, one of my favorite scenes.
Couldn’t find the trailer in English Subtitles but check it out on Netflix where it rocks a five star rating. The ending gives me chills no matter how many times I see this…
Like dude says in this clip, Beatboxing for the past 20 years has been a baby. It’s kinda funny that Dubstep is taking it to that next “Toddler” level.
Maybe it’s because I’m an 80’s baby, but I’ve always associated the word “Boss” with Tony Danza. So recently I had an epiphany when I realized that at some point, Rick Ross totally jacked Tony Danza’s “Boss” title… What the fuck man!? You can’t just go and do that shit without a formal BigSteez analysis… So now I’m forced to go and play a game called:
—WHO THE FUCK IS “THE BOSS”—
Since this is a “Title Fight” it will be 5 rounds or til there’s a KO.
Round One: WHO ARE THEY: The Basics…
RICK ROSS – Black rap dude with an amazing beard and a butt load of tattoos. I say that because he has so many tattoos, odds are he has some on his butt cheeks. But that many is definitely “Bossish” in that he hired a ton of artists to tattoo the said buttocks.
TONY DANZA – A good lookin, good cookin, Italian American actor. His unorthodox portrayal of a funny, sensitive, domestic male probably made him the 1990s largest target for girls to throw their vaginas at. A very “Boss Like” quality indeed… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who’s_the_Boss%3F
ROUND ONE GOES TO DANZA: Danza’s Pussy magnet > a huge beard & tats.
Round Two: QUALIFICATIONS…
It’s rare when you can trace your personal life through an artist. I feel like I can do that with my childhood and Nate’s career. From 1994-2008 he was basically a staple of the biggest west coast anthems, while still maintaining a solid career making hits with the most prominent rappers across the board. Rest in peace to an og.
Move On is one of my favorite tracks from the Severed Heads Collection (Vol. 2) mixtape. A true testament to the skills of all four Slaughterhouse MC’s. The remix received a very nice makeover, with a catchy hook and improved emotional beat for the EP. Appropriate since Royce appears to be squashing Shady beef within his part (4:50 mark). When you envision a supergroup comprised of lyricists, these are the type of records you expect.
This is the first full length album in I don’t know how long where I was able to sit and listen start to finish without skipping a single track. Sai’s lyrical ability is truly amazing. Content, storytelling technique, and flow is all top notch. The production is on point as well. Just Blaze deserves a hand for his efforts. Not one weak spot in 18 tracks. I also love how Saigon is throwing out positive messages (a salute to emcees I listened to at an early age) to the youth, yet managing to keep it gully at the same time. It really takes an intelligent lyricist to paint such vivid images of urban blight the way Saigon did. Tracks like “Believe It” and “It’s Alright” reminded me of more modern versions of Wu Syndicate’s “Where was Heaven” and Ghostface’s “All That I got is You.” Hip hop intended to evoke emotions while delivering an encouraging message. A pretty common theme within “The Greatest Story….” I see this being in my rotation for years to come. 10/10 for me easy.