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Bill O’Reilly’s Hip-Hop Feuds

Bill O’Reilly is a donkey. That said, just about anyone going on The O’Reilly Factor is facing a losing battle. Mediaite looked back at eight of O’Reilly’s Hip-Hop targets from the past decade including Snoop Dogg and Ludacris.

The winners, as far as audacity, are by far Dame “You’re Not an Objective Mediator” Dash (who holds his own for the most part) and Cam’Ron “You mad?!?!” Giles (who brings all new levels of obnoxious comedy). Also, Salome Thomas-El lost me when he said “conversating,” which isn’t a word I’ve seen in any dictionary. Just saying.

Hip-Hop is very influential, even to the detriment of highly impressionable kids. But even the most unrighteous Hip-Hop doesn’t have anything on sound parenting. Below, Nas’ “Sly Fox” clip.

December 24, 2009 Posted by | Beef, Harlem, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Video: Clipse “Popular Demand (Popeyes)” + All The Others

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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 “Doorman”

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Clipse f/ Rick Ross “I’m Good Remix”

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Clipse “I’m Good”

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Clipse f/ Kanye West “Kinda Like a Big Deal”

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November 16, 2009 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Harlem World in the 80’s

I moved to Harlem in 2001 and my how my block has changed. My little corridor of “Upper Manhattan” (near 145th & Bradhurst–which going East is after Edgecombe but before Frederick Douglass Blvd, everyone asks) used to be pretty barren. When I first told people the locale of my new digs (the 2 bedroom rental I had was then $900, hate me) many a times the response I received was something along the lines of, “Oh word? I used to cop weed from around there…”

Flash forward to 2009 and gentrification is in full swing. A Starbucks on 145th & Bradhurst pretty much sealed the deal. But really, the big difference for me is the parking. When I first moved in, no matter what time of the day or night, I would ALWAYS find a spot. But thanks to new developments like The Sutton, The Hamilton and The Langston, parking has become a true beeyotch; unless you’re fortunate enough, or able to afford, your own parking space in a garage.

Watching the above clip only highlights how quickly (20 years is nothing in the grand scheme of things) a community can change. The morale of the story; if you live in the ‘hood and can manage to  buy your home, do it. There is no greater investment. [Spotted at Uptown Flavor]

Below Cam’Ron and Mase run around Uptown…

May 19, 2009 Posted by | Freshness, Harlem, Hip-Hop, News | , , , , , | 3 Comments

Jim Jones Review (

Cam, call me. Please?

Cam, call me. Please?

Forget America; only in hip hop can a glorified hypeman leapfrog to headliner in a few short years. Such is the case for Jim Jones. Since the Dipset Capo started dropping solo albums with certified hits—most notably “We Fly High” from 2006’s Hustler’s P.O.M.E. (Koch)—the Harlemite’s become, if not a household name, certainly a brand unto himself…

The good folks at asked me to review Jim Jones’ new Pray IV Reign album. [via]


A Sidekick Moves to Center Stage [via NY Times]

Mo’s Dead Serious Review of Jim Doc [via Mo is Dead Serious]

Harlem Rapper Jim Jones Drops Album, Goes to Court [via Gothamist]

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March 26, 2009 Posted by | Aqua's Clips, Hip-Hop | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment