Boiler Room TV presents a new episode this week featuring ?uestlove behind the boards. The entire set is a tribute to J-Dilla and features some unheard Roots rehearsal tracks of Dilla beats. I would recommend just downloading the podcast, instead of watching the whole video. These broadcasts always contain a bit more NY hipster douche than I can stomach. As always, someone from the youtube comments section sums up my feelings completely:
I love The Bolier Room concept, but it almost always pisses me off. You have a world class DJ spinning mind blowing sets and what do you have going on in the back ground? Bored looking hipsters looking at their smart phones while half heartedly shuffling about to the beat. Can’t they get a crowd that’s gonna let off and enjoy the experience instead of just tweeting about it?
I picked this little gem up yesterday at Unique Thrift.
We all remember the classic film; but what about the album it inspired? This late 90′s comp included the likes of Will Smith, Jermaine Dupri, Snoop Dogg, Ginuwine, a young Alicia Keys, The Roots, D’Angelo, Trey Lorenz (his name will be the answer to a jeopardy question one day), Nas, Emoja, ATCQ, an early Destiny’s Child, 3T, De La Soul, Buckshot LeFonque, and the legendary Danny Elfman.
Chances are David Geffen has had some sort of effect on your life (HE BIRTHED ASYLUM, THE LABEL GUCCI MANE IS SIGNED TO), the man is kind of a big deal. PBS dropped a documentary on him last week while you were scrambling home for Thanksgiving, I was floored after watching it out of curiosity. Rappers talk about hustling, but David Geffen was doing real hustling, venture after venture with the most powerful people. If you have an interest in pop culture, the workings/history of the entertainment & music business give yourself two hours to watch this. You might even get motivated to achieve more things with your passion, like I did. The outakes PBS has posted on their site are also worth a look as well, I mean, how can you not be interested in that Tiffany lamp story told by his good friend/Bruce Sprinsteen’s manager, Jon Landeau.
Some of you folks may have seen this already on the WaxPoetics site. It’s an old Toyota commercial from the mid 90′s and it features Lootpack. Usually these things don’t really stick with me, but I have been watching this video on loop since yesterday. It’s taken my life, and it might take yours…
Another year, another BET Hip Hop Awards. I’m not sure who the genius behind the idea of the Cypher portion of the show is, but that mofo has had me watching BET (albeit once a year) for the last 3 years. But enough about me, let’s break down the performances:
Nicki Minaj kicked things off with a pretty hot verse. Honestly, it seems almost sacrilegious to have someone like Minaj spit bars with Preemo spinning in the background, but she actually came ahead with one of the hottest verses in this portion. Buckshot’s verse was kinda low-par compared to his usual shit, and definitely didn’t seem noteworthy (even after 3 viewings!). Maybe I missed what he was going for. Who knows? The cypher contest winner, Crown Royyal, came pretty hard on his part and I really liked his verse, despite my hatred of the word swag. But the best verse of this portion, and one of the best of the night definitely goes to Joe Budden. Joe’s verse was ridiculous! That line about Serena Williams?! I practically fell out of my damn chair.
RIP to the originator and owner of one of the greatest beards.
Since I did this piece on rappers’ Twitter accounts last August, everyone’s joined the damn site and rappers being on Twitter is no longer something too unusual. No, the new thing is starting accounts for your beard. Case in point, the accounts that have been started for the following rappers’ beards:
Did you know that Dee Dee of the Ramones recorded a rap album as Dee Dee King in 1989? This single is not on the album but still terrible and entertaining in a kind of car-wreck way. Seek out the whole album if you hate your ears.
I like rap/I like hip-hop/I like hardcore and punk rock
To clean your ears out, here’s the video for “I Wanna Be Sedated” featuring Courtney Love in a cameo as a junkie (really!):
Ever since Coolio stopped chopping it up in the kitchen, I haven’t really been following any show that airs exclusively online. That is until I came across Childrens’ Hospital this week. The show is a hilarious spoof of all the hospital dramas which I despise with a passion like Grey’s Anatomy & ER (be sure to sayanora this week!). The cast is made up of some of my favorite comedian/actors including Nick Kroll, Ed Helms (from the Office/Daily Show), Rob Huebel, and Rob Corddry. If you are hoping to wait out for this to hit the airwaves, I suggest you don’t, the humor would never fly with the FCC on broadcast TV.