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Iron Man 2 “War Machine” Figure

War Machine

Going to say this every time the latest ill Iron Man 2 news, or accessory, drops; Terrence Howard lost.

James War Machine Rhodes toy from Hot Toys. [Checked at Hypebeast]


VIDEO: Iron Man 2 Trailer 2

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March 15, 2010 Posted by | Films, Freshness, Hip-Hop, News | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

All The Wu-Massacre Collector’s Edition Covers

Swift notarizer, Wu-Tang, all up in the high-riser...

All three covers have been revealed. The Wu-Massacre drops on March 30th. Though, Meth is already copping pleas. No shots.

Ghostface and Meth’s covers below. [Spotted at Rap Radar]


Vulture Visits the Set of Method Man, Raekwon, and Ghostface’s New Music Video [Vulture Blog]

Meth, Ghost & Rae Cover The Source [Nah Right]

Ghost Deini

John John

March 15, 2010 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

All-Black Penguin

All black everything...

This super-rare, all-black penguin must listen to plenty of Jay-Z, obviously. [The Daily Beast]

March 14, 2010 Posted by | Hip-Hop, News, Random | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Gay Rappers Bouncing in the Big Easy

Big Freeda, Katey Red

Vanity Fair, of all places, drops an interesting post on “Sissy Bounce.” Long story short; men in drag getting their rhyme on. Or, as OG sissy bouncer Katey Red, the piece’s focuses, says; “It’s Bounce music. It’s just sissies doing it.”

Bounce music is its own animal but the musical form that originated in the Big Easy takes plenty of cues from Hip-Hop. Check the Show Boys’ “Drag Rap” aka Triggerman for the precursor to the hyper, call and response infused music.

Considering MC imposters have been getting on the mic for years, why not let heads from the LGBT posse show their skills? People will say due to Hip-Hop’s penchant for homophobia that this movement won’t get much traction. While that is a valid point, consider how many of Hip-Hop’s behind the scenes players are gay (usually closeted) and sprinkle in some progressive acceptance, and it’s not that unfathomable.

Ultimately it comes down to the quality of the music. Then again, when a rapper like Wacka Flocka finds mild success by eschewing the English language, not even high standards are a prerequisite.

But really, everyone knows the gay rapper is [REDACTED].


‘Gay Rapper’ Discussion Now Moot [Gawker]

March 11, 2010 Posted by | Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Roc Marciano: Marcberg Tracklist + “Whateva, Whateva”

"No man can stop me, or walk a mile in my beef & broccolis..."

Listening to Roc Marciano’s long in the works Marcberg. If you’re familiar with this L.I. rhyme spitter (The UN, ex Flipmode member), know that Marcberg is as good as you would come to expect.

Strictly slick mouthed raps over sordid but nod inducing beats (all produced by Marcy, too). It’s worth your while to get familiar, and cop it when it drops on The U.N. Music/Fat Beats. Performance footage of “Snow” below, tracklist after the break.


Download Marcberg “Whateva Whateva” [Courtesy of 2DopeBoyz via Dallas Penn]

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March 10, 2010 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Notorious BIG x 4080 Mag Cover

Call me Frank White.

The late, great Notorious B.I.G. on the cover of  the late 4080 Magazine. Risked life and limb digging this joint out of the piles and piles (Stress, Rap Pages, Ego Trip, et. al.) of mags by the miles that are stashed in the crib. Well worth it. Full size after the break.

PDFs of Davey D’s cover story (“Hip-Hop…Where Do We Go From Here”). Hope he doesn’t mind.



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March 9, 2010 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

VIDEO: Iron Man 2 Trailer 2

Robert Downey Jr + Don Cheadle + Sam Jackson + Mickey Rourke = Iron Man 2 is going to be epic. Trailer #2 above.

Again, Terrence Howard lost.

May 7.

Bang Bang

March 8, 2010 Posted by | Films, Freshness, News | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

VIDEO: No Joke Stand Up or Roll Over

The key here is to patiently wait for the outlandish, yet comical, acts of bad rhyming to finish.

Funniest. Video. Ever.

No really. Like CB4 on steroids. All praises due to grime, and Wordsworth from Heathcliff. [Spotted at Different Kitchen]

More shenanigans from these blokes below.

March 4, 2010 Posted by | Hip-Hop, Music, News, Random | , , , , | 1 Comment

J. Cole Covers The Source Magazine


So much for sharing that XXL cover. Roc Nation artist J. Cole covers the April/May issue of The Source Magazine. Not a bad look for a new jack with no album.

J. Cole is nice with the words and verbs, though.

Props to the stylist who gassed him into wearing that jacket. No shots. Video of “A Star is Born” peformance in NC below via Nah Right.


J. Cole on Beats

March 4, 2010 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , , | 1 Comment


Guru’s nephew Justin Elam reveals some disturbing details, if true, about the Gang Starr MCs relationship with his business partner Super-producer Solar. Reading in between the lines of recent Guru interviews seems to at least confirm that something is “off.” Can’t wait to get Solar’s side of this story but keeping information from someone’s family is tough to justify.

Regardless, keep praying for Guru’s health.


UPDATE: Guru Issues Statement On Heart Attack [AllHipHop]

March 3, 2010 Posted by | Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , | 1 Comment