The final wop and the trifecta is complete. Too bad the album got pushed back, though (now due February 9). “We reflect like the sky be blue true, Wu-Tang saga continue.”
You know Antenna is your favorite magazine. Even Dallas Penn likes it. Antenna’s Winter ’09/’10 issue is here. Dude on the cover is Rob McElhenney from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (insert Beanie Sigel zinger, here), but you only care about the gear inside the book anyway. Click on pic for bigger image. Props to Kaity.
Below Antenna x High Snobiety interviewed Paul Rodriguez a little while back.
Precise, concise and witty commentary from the good J Smooth over at The Ill Doctrine regarding all the beef shammery. Beans is on disgruntled mailroom worker status. 50 Cent is talking in circles. And Jay “I eat quail” Z pretty much wins by default.
To quote Mos Def, “Beef don’t come with a radio edit.”
The Weekend in Music Feuds [Vulture]
Beans Lost [XXL]
Carhartt, long known for its rugged gear and thus the choice clothing for construction workers and 90’s era, NYC rappers. Vestax, for years the go to option for pro quality DJ mixers, and turntables too.
These two companies aren’t exactly screaming synergy but nevertheless they have combined forces to drop a Carhartt branded Handy Trax portable turntable. It’s being sold via Slam Jam, so get your euros together. Vinyl forever. [Peeped at High Snobiety]
“I used to drive the Honda til it ran out of gas/Now I’ma push the E, til I it out of class…”
More evidence why anyone saying Hip-Hop is kaput is legitimate jackass material. Pac Div drops a dual video for the buttery “Whiplash” and the profound “Young Black Male,” both off that Church League Champs mixtape. One of the best of the year, you blew it the MP3 files didn’t make your playlist.
A legit source told me a few weeks back that Like, Mibbs and BeYoung were recently in the lab with the Neptunes and the records came out dope. Hopefully.
So the Rik Cordero directed video for Clipse’s “Popular Demand (Popeyes)” finally dropped. It’s above and the rest of the videos, so far, from Til the Casket Drops are below. December 8, third times the charm, right?
Clipse f/ Rick Ross “I’m Good Remix”
Clipse “I’m Good”
Clipse f/ Kanye West “Kinda Like a Big Deal”
Looks like the Clipse got a nice video budget. “Doorman” video directed by IllusiveMedia.
Clipse “Till The Casket Drops” Album Artwork by KAWS [High Snobiety]
Video: Clipse Talk Play Cloths [Nah Right]
Yep, Duece Poppi is that rapper that was rolling with Trick Daddy a while back. And yes, that’s how he spells “deuce.”
Couple this with Gucci Mane’s “Wasted” video, and even Plies’ “Becky,” and it’s evident Southern, ahem, MC’s are targeting the Asher Roth market. Let’s not make this the next trend, please.
You already know. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, top 5 Hip-Hop album for ’09, easy. [Courtesy of OnSmash]
Sesame Street is 40 years old, and it reminded me of an MF DOOM song. Well it actually reminded me of good times as a kiddie in front of my television, learning my ABCs and 123s. As for DOOM; “Kookies” from 2004’s MM..Food? album samples the music from Sesame Street’s end credits (“Funky Chimes“). Wait for the 1:55 mark in the video below.
Hmm, hope Mr. Dumile cleared that. And for the uninitiated, “Kookies” has nathan to do with “cookies.” This post was brought you by the letter M and the number 8. Peace to the Cookie Monster.
Sesame Street Turn 40 (video collection) [Pop Matters]