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Black Milk Goodness

Beats & Rhymes, done.

Beats & Rhymes, done.

For those that don’t know, the boy Black Milk, out of the D-where it’s so cold-has much talent behind the boards and on the mic. Alas, when doing so wasn’t mutually exclusive but expected. Please refrain from the Dilla references too. B Milk is his own man.

These goodies below (“Mo’ Power” is the latest) are courtesy of the good good folks at Audible Treats.

Black Milk “Mo’ Power”

Black Milk “Dreams”

Black Milk “Bounce”

 

April 7, 2009 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Don Cornelius on the Soul Train Line

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Nothing, and I mean nothing, beats Soul Train in the 70’s. Icons like Barry White, Aretha Franklin and Chaka Khan performing (yeah, a lot of lip syncing, but no matter) and the dancers rocking vintage moves with some of the snazziest, and most outrageous, vines imaginable. I spotted the above clip of Don Cornelius hitting the infamous Soul Train line with Mary Wilson (“The Supreme with the most seniority,” says Cornelius) over at Idolator.

Alas, too bad it turns out DC has been getting his Chris Brown on. And considering dude is 72 years old, laying hands on a female, allegedly, isn’t a random coincidence. Below, Rev. Al Green rocking Soul Train with “Love & Happiness” (live).

April 2, 2009 Posted by | Freshness, Music, T.V. | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Radio Raheem X Love & Hate X Robert Mitchum?

Who says the Internets can’t be educational? The homie Chuck Creekmur mentioned something about love = hate via Twitter and it motivated me look up Radio Raheem’s Love vs. Hate monologue from Do The Right Thing. Spike Lee got the NYC establishment’s panties in a bunch when he dropped this wonderful flick in ’89. I love the movie but ’til this day I can’t bear to watch its final 10-15 minutes. I won’t drop any spoilers but if for some odd reason you haven’t seen it; what are you thinking?

Oh yeah, the educational aspect of the above clip… I had no idea Spike ripped the concept from The Night of the Hunter. Might be worth checking out. Radio!

April 1, 2009 Posted by | Films, Freshness, Hip-Hop | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments