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I was speaking to the homie Rob Markman the other day and discussing the merits of Fat Joe. We are both longtime fans of Joe Crack we went over some of the finer points of what has and hasn’t worked for the Bronx rapper of late after hearing his 9th album, J.O.S.E. 2, due in April. But no matter how you feel about Joseph Cartagena as an MC, he will always be good money with me since he did put Big Pun on.

While lately it seems like Joe gets more pub for everything but his music (beef with Remy, G-Unit and Pun’s wife Liza Rios, as well as my personal peeve; collabos with the trendy R&B crooner  of the moment), after a 16+ year career the big man’s got a chunky catalog. Here are a handful (at least the ones with videos: check Big Pun’s “Fire Water (Remix)” with Joe, Raekwon and Armageddon) of my favs that I keep at the ready when forced to defend his Hip-Hop merit.

“Watch the Sound” – Joe’s DITC comrade Diamond D flips Sister Nancy and threatens to steal Youth Corp checks while Grand Puba looks for the Love Boat and Joe goes “glock for glock and tech for tech.”

“S**t Is Real (Remix)” – DJ Premier on the remix. That’s all you need to know.

Big Pun f/ Fat Joe “Twinz (Deep Cover ’98)” – Yeah, Pun obliterated this ish but Joe did a commendable job riding shotgun.

Terror Squad “Lean Back” – Happier times and Scott Storch still had his mojo.

Fat Joe “300 Brolic” – from his last album The Elephant in the Room. Don’t snooze on it.

And one more…

LL Cool J f/ Keith Murray, Prodigy, Fat Joe & Foxy Brown “I Shot Ya (Remix)”

February 27, 2009 Posted by | Beef, Hip-Hop | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Lamewatch #1: Beard Head. [II]

I. Am. Douche. Bag.

I. Am. Douche. Bag.

Save for the instance when you happen to be on an expedition to the North Pole and you were robbed by rogue Eskimos, rocking this “Beard Head” makes you a certified lame. Mind you, I am a firm believer in the theory that any piece of apparel in your wardrobe can be finagled into a stylish look no matter its place on the low or high end of the scale. However, there are exceptions to every rule.

If you see someone wearing this Beard Head, pause, nonsense, whether it really is freezing or for “irony,” do us all a favor and smack them in the back of the head with a snowball. Promptly. [Spotted via Thrillist]

February 27, 2009 Posted by | Clothing, Lamewatch | , | Leave a comment