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Monday, April 29, 2013

..and here we go

Today Jason Collins "came out" and admitted his homosexuality to the public. Jason is a 34 year old Professional Basketball player. Now, of course we live in America. The media has the right to voice their opinions about any & everyone related to their field. What most folks should anticipate is how the backlash exposes those in the media who usually wouldn't associate religious rhetoric with sports. Heres our first customer....Ladies & Gentleman. Jews & Gentiles, Gay & straight I present to you... Mr. Chris Broussard...
(sincere disclaimer : His views are his own...) furthermore, as long as your on my squad, at 6 feet 11 inches pullin down 10 plus boards a night, I could honestly care less....

Scarface Interview Parts 2 & 3 via HardKnock TV

This interview has stirred a lot of debate lately. Face is incredibly candid. His opinions on the state of Black music in America today honestly can't be ignored. The music business is an industry like any other. To a certain extent we're all responsible for our cultures demise. If you think what he's saying is untrue I challenge you to look at other genres of music in America & their history. Most, if not all American forms of music have been "diluted" over time after being originated by various minorities, yet society changed with the music for the betterment of all.
I'm not against the integration of modern music but I am against the un-authentication of any genre of music. If whitening Hip Hop makes it somewhat less threatening & the social settings which produced the culture are still the same then thats not art influencing change in behavior & popular culture. This lets you know your society could be taking a sharper, darker turn in a very wrong direction...

Have A Laugh With The President

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Get mad if you want

I'm only posting religious pics like this in my home...

Origins : Inlimbo

When I began making music in the mid to late 90's, I was DJing for a pair of complex & talented individuals. They spearheaded a movement thats grown and branched out into a sea of vastness that is largely the scene that still exists in St. Louis today. I've known Intellect MC & AddVerb Superb for many years. They've both inspired me in so many ways for too many reasons but the single greatest accomplishment I can take from our efforts is the fact that we were for a short time a group that they initially formed, "Inlimbo"
Perhaps someday you'll hear us put it together again but for now I'll share our earliest collaborations. Familiarize your self & hopefully you'll start to understand why I believed these brothers were two of the greatest talents Hip Hop has ever produced from the "Still".

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Scarface Talks about songwriting via Hard Knock TV

I really appreciated the honesty in this interview, I guess it comes easy from a dude who's always been one of the most honest MC's ever...

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Flashback : DYNASTY




In the late 90's, indie Hip Hop flourished. A pair of MC's named Sun & Ness churned out this joynt produced by DJ Armstead. As soon as I heard it I was hooked. An instant fan of the record. Years later I moved to NY, got hired by Fat Beats Distribution & met the brothas who's music I'd idolized. Now we're all friends & compadres. I've even had the pleasure of producing a few joynts for them myself.  Many have come & gone in the genre but in my opinion these dudes were some of the best to ever do it.

B-Money Track of the Day

KRS One Tonight at The Coliseum Music Lounge

Its been a while since I've had the privilege of witnessing the Blast Master take a St. Louis stage.(Over 20 years) In my humble opinion KRS has to be one of the most energetic performers in the history of the culture. Most younger Hip Hop enthusiasts probably believe cats like Drake, Lil Wayne, Kayne or Jay Z are great MC's on stage but I challenge any of these folks to head down to 2619 Washington Ave tonight at 8:00 to see if any of these dudes can hold a candle to the "Teacha"!


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Go get it!!

The New Coultrain Album is finally out & available for purchase. Please do yourself and your ears a favor & pick up his latest audio offering to the Gods & Goddesses. And while your at it roll down to the Demo (4144 Manchester)  tonight at 7:30, to partake in the festivities associated with todays new release :


B-Money Track of the Day


Nice Italian treat on a rainy day...

Friday, April 19, 2013

Remembering Guru


April 19, 2010 one of the cultures most influential & underrated MC's passed on to the other side.
A generation of "true schoolers" still mourns. It could be possible that a little bit of the culture died with him...

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Late Night Hype


Can't wait for the sequel

Coming soon : Coultrain


Prepare yourselves for the release of Coultrain's upcoming, highly anticipated album "Jungle Mumbo Jumbo" By clicking the link below.His New single
2 and 2 make 1 ( An Answer ) is available for download
http://www.freshselects.net/coultrain-when-2-and-2-make-1
check out the first single"13th Floor" below.

Movie Review : Oblivion


As the weekend approaches plenty of folks are gearing up for a plethora of outdoor activities, looking for opportunities to enjoy the warm spring weather. This time of year also introduces us to what eventually amounts to the biggest season for Hollywood. From here on there will be an endless attack on our senses, through TV & internet ads, working hard to motivate you to spend your money on one blockbuster after another.
Oblivion is the first of many of these, so called blockbusters and sets the tone for the fantastic & imaginative potential this season could bring. Directed by Joseph Kosiniski (Tron Legacy), a visionary who's style is rooted in detail oriented, graphic design & computer generated imagery. Oblivion stars Tom Cruise as "Jack Harper" or ""Tech 49", a sort of futuristic handy man. Given the task of repairing drones that effectively hunt down the last remaining members of an alien race (Scavs) defeated in a war that has turned earth into a vast wasteland.
Things move along fairly slowly throughout the first 30-40 minutes of the film. We're introduced to "Jack's" world, complete with a pie in the sky( no, literally the guys home is several thousand feet above ground) , futuristic high tech home. (Pool, live in girlfriend, played by Andrea Riseborough, & flying bubble plane included of course) . The visuals are definitely stunning to say the least, yet I can't help thinking at times that I've been on this planet before, perhaps in films like "The Day After Tomorrow", "I Am Legend"," "A.I." or even early Planet of the Apes films.
After awhile things ramp up as Olga Kurylenko & Morgan Freeman's characters are mysteriously unveiled & "Jack's" world gets flipped up side down.
Suffice it to say this is when the plot tends to twist from vague to slightly intriguing, with a few minor holes that seemingly should've been easier to fill considering the predictability of the storyline.
Overall I found myself ahead of the films momentum, confident of what I felt would happen next, since I've watched far too many Sci Fi films depicting a future of clones, drones & alien invaders already.
In short, this film is fairly entertaining. If your looking for something groundbreaking visually, then perhaps you'll be mesmerized enough to consider Oblivion worth your money but if your looking for a complete return on your investment, don't bother. The plot was more reminiscent of something I'd see depicted in a, Made for TV, mini series. These "new" Sci Fi styled films usually suffer from suspect plot execution while the overall product is something more like a visual shock & awe campaign.
Hopefully this film doesn't serve as an indicator of the type of inventiveness we can come to expect this summer. This movie didn't suck but it didn't necessarily succeed in convincing me that it was the "groundbreaking & exhilarating" tour de force that films like this are almost always billed as.
You can go see Oblivion but I guarantee you more than likely will not be blown away.

Flashback


This was pretty much the only cassette i listened to on my walkman back in the day...Lyrically, a total game changer

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Late Night Hype


Good music to wait out a storm with

From ESPN - Flu game....not so fast

Apparently MJ had some serious haters in Utah for game 5 of the '97 Finals...

Coultrain 'Between'


One of St. Louis's prize musical possessions....

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Read this interesting article concerning the Boston Marathon Bombings via The New Yorker..

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2013/04/the-saudi-marathon-man.html

Posted by Amy Davidson for the New Yorker. Click the link above to read the complete article.
"A twenty-year-old man who had been watching the Boston Marathon had his body torn into by the force of a bomb. He wasn’t alone; a hundred and seventy-six people were injured and three were killed. But he was the only one who, while in the hospital being treated for his wounds, had his apartment searched in “a startling show of force,” as his fellow-tenantsdescribed it to the Boston Herald, with a “phalanx” of officers and agents and two K9 units. He was the one whose belongings were carried out in paper bags as his neighbors watched; whose roommate, also a student, was questioned for five hours (“I was scared”) before coming out to say that he didn’t think his friend was someone who’d plant a bomb—that he was a nice guy who liked sports. “Let me go to school, dude,” the roommate said later in the day, covering his face with his hands and almost crying, as a Fox News producer followed him and asked him, again and again, if he was sure he hadn’t been living with a killer.
Why the search, the interrogation, the dogs, the bomb squad, and the injured man’s name tweeted out, attached to the word “suspect”? After the bombs went off, people were running in every direction—so was the young man. Many, like him, were hurt badly; many of them were saved by the unflinching kindness of strangers, who carried them or stopped the bleeding with their own hands and improvised tourniquets. “Exhausted runners who kept running to the nearest hospital to give blood,” President Obama said. “They helped one another, consoled one another,” Carmen Ortiz, the U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, said. In the midst of that, according to a CBS News report, a bystander saw the young man running, badly hurt, rushed to him, and then “tackled” him, bringing him down. People thought he looked suspicious.
What made them suspect him? He was running—so was everyone. The police reportedly thought he smelled like explosives; his wounds might have suggested why. He said something about thinking there would be a second bomb—as there was, and often is, to target responders. If that was the reason he gave for running, it was a sensible one. He asked if anyone was dead—a question people were screaming. And he was from Saudi Arabia, which is around where the logic stops. Was it just the way he looked, or did he, in the chaos, maybe call for God with a name that someone found strange?
What happened next didn’t take long. “Investigators have a suspect—a Saudi Arabian national—in the horrific Boston Marathon bombings, The Post has learned.” That’s the New York Post, which went on to cite Fox News. The “Saudi suspect”—still faceless—suddenly gave anxieties a form. He was said to be in custody; or maybe his hospital bed was being guarded. The Boston police, who weren’t saying much of anything, disputed the report—sort of. “Honestly, I don’t know where they’re getting their information from, but it didn’t come from us,” a police spokesman told TPM. But were they talking to someone? Maybe. “Person of interest” became a phrase of both avoidance and insinuation. On theAtlas Shrugs Web site, there was a note that his name in Arabic meant “sword.” At an evening press conference, Ed Davis, the police commissioner, said that no suspect was in custody. But that was about when the dogs were in the apartment building in Revere—an inquiry that was seized on by some as, if not an indictment, at least a vindication of their suspicions.
“There must be enough evidence to keep him there,” Andrew Napolitano said on “Fox and Friends”—“there” being the hospital. “They must be learning information which is of a suspicious nature,” Steve Doocy interjected. “If he was clearly innocent, would they have been able to search his house?” Napolitano thought that a judge would take any reason at a moment like this, but there had to be “something”—maybe he appeared “deceitful.” As Mediaite pointed out, Megyn Kelly put a slight break on it (as she has been known to do) by asking if there might have been some “racial profiling,” but then, after a round of speculation about his visa (Napolitano: “Was he a real student, or was that a front?”), she asked, “What’s the story on his ability to lawyer up?”
By Tuesday afternoon, the fever had broken. Report after report said that he was a witness, not a suspect. “He was just at the wrong place at the wrong time,” a “U.S. official” told CNN. (So were a lot of people at the marathon.) Even Fox News reported that he’d been “ruled out.” At a press conference, Governor Deval Patrick spoke, not so obliquely, about being careful not to treat “categories of people in uncharitable ways.”
We don’t know yet who did this. “The range of suspects and motives remains wide open,” Richard Deslauriers of the F.B.I. said early Tuesday evening. In a minute, with a claim of responsibility, our expectations could be scrambled. The bombing could, for all we know, be the work of a Saudi man—or an American or an Icelandic or a person from any nation you can think of. It still won’t mean that this Saudi man can be treated the way he was, or that people who love him might have had to find out that a bomb had hit him when his name popped up on the Web as a suspect in custody. It is at these moments that we need to be most careful, not least.
It might be comforting to think of this as a blip, an aberration, something that will be forgotten tomorrow—if not by this young man. There are people at Guanátanmo who have also been cleared by our own government, and are still there. A new report on the legacy of torture after 9/11, released Tuesday, is a well-timed admonition. The F.B.I. said that they would “go to the ends of the earth” to get the Boston perpetrators. One wants them to be able to go with their heads held high.
“If you want to know who we are, what America is, how we respond to evil—that’s it. Selflessly. Compassionately. Unafraid,” President Obama said. That was mostly true on Monday; a terrible day, when an eight-year-old boy was killed, his sister maimed, two others dead, and many more in critical condition. And yet, when there was so much to fear that we were so brave about, there was panic about a wounded man barely out of his teens who needed help. We get so close to all that Obama described. What’s missing? Is it humility?"

Monday, April 15, 2013

Track Of the Day


Doe Bear feat. Iron Will, VA+PA+STL = Hot ish

Record Store Day

Come out to Vintage Vinyl (6610 Delmar Blvd) this Saturday 4/20/13 & enjoy the festivities. I'll be Spinning with the Beat Street DJ's G Wiz, Alejan, Needles, & The Fly D EX.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

Midnight Hype


Special Dedication

Rachel Robinson talks about the day Jackie Robinson debuted in the Majors as a Dodger

Posers....


nah I'm just playin'. Looks like Pharrell is finally getting the skateboard team concept right
This beat knocks too...I know I'm prolly a bit late but hey, its my blog I can do what I want YEP!!

Happy Birthday Herbie!!


Happy Birthday to a living legend

Ass Cheeks post of the day


Plenty has been said about LL's foray into politically charged, country/rap fusion....whatever the hell you wanna call it(crap). I only posted Elliot's breakdown cause I honestly couldn't have said it better myself...lol!!

B-Money Track of the Day


The homie Tef Poe is a good friend & hard worker who's grind I respect & admire. If your into the music please download his latest EP here http://indy.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/20610/tef-poe-the-hero-killer.html & stay tuned for more music from this brother. He's always got something fresh coming down the pipeline

This film premieres today. I haven't seen the film yet myself but I hope to check it out some time this weekend. I'll post my thoughts afterwards. Regardless I think its a film that deserves everyones attention since it dramatizes important American history. Go see "42"

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sleep on this...


Miss you George....

Midnight Mood Music


Special Dedication, night night..

New Dopeness


Big Ghostface always does it right for the spring/summer

The Homie Post


The Homie Trifeckta makes smooth music. Take a minute to appreciate his tunes

Most days I still can't believe how fortunate I was to have the opportunity to contribute to this dudes discography. Shoot for the stars & you could hit the moon as they say, Definitely a blessing

The homie Rockwell Knuckles http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/03/download-rockwell-knuckles-youre-fuckin-out-im-fuckin-in download this mix tape put on your headphones & smile...

B-Money: Track of the day

Summer movie pick : Elysium stars Matt Damon & Jodie Foster and is directed by Neill Blomkamp
Premieres August 9th.
The song in question, in its entirety, producer : Timbaland feat. Swizz Beatz

The power of hip hops' social influence on direct display.