Saturday, September 29, 2007

More Antiqued A's!



I hate to always be doing articles about Alife but they simply have a beautiful style. Today was the release of 2 new colors of the New Era x Alife Antique 'A' hat. The two new colors include black and red (with white lettering). Should you be in the general area of a Alife store you should be able to get one for around $50. I wish I could've got my hands on a Royal Purple one a few months back. :'(

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

iPhone: Where is the Love?



Since the release of the iPhone, I've heard stories of people shooting, stabbing, fighting, and conniving to steal one from others. I've also seen reports of people trading unlocked iPhones for mass amounts of cash or other items. Does this new media phenomenon really hold true to the positive, enlightening status it attempts to promote in commercials? My opinion: hardly. It also isn't worth the buy; locked or unlocked in the first place. The iPhone holds up to a maximum of 8GB, my BlackBery Pearl holds only 1GB but I have very useful Zune player that holds 30GB. Not to mention, that space needs to go to videos, music, and many other space consuming goodies on your beautiful little phone. Is it really worth it? Just to have it all in one?

I think not. I much rather value my 30GB of music, videos, pictures, and FM radio on my Zune AND my 1GB that can hold all the ring tones and photos I'll ever need on my cellular device. Plus you can attain some pretty cool applications for your Pearl 8100 such as my most recent one, the ColorPearl, that allows you to change the color of the trackball on your Pearl. My advice to anyone contemplating buying the iPhone, re-think the true value. Don't just buy it for the mainstream appeal.



For anyone with a BB Pearl 8100, you can find the application here. It allows you to alter your trackball to tons of different colors.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Happy Born Day!

Today is my birthday, so I thought I'd dedicate a small portion of this fine site to myself. Thanks for those who take the time to read my articles, reviews, and so forth. It's appreciated. :)

Much love

ALIFE x Timberland



ALIFE recently announced that it would be releasing a limited amount of ALIFE edition (wheat) Timbs. These crisp kicks will be available exclusively at all ALIFE store locations starting Saturday, September 22nd at 11am. The expected retail price will be $200 and these are sure you go fast so if your in the NYC, LA, or Vancouver area, you might wanna check em out.



And like all other releases, a matching tee is available for about $40. Get it while it's hot!


Locations, telephone numbers, and links are available upon request*

Thursday, September 6, 2007

WC: Guilty by Affiliation



The ominous chanting of "We do what we do, this west coast is voodoo" seems to burrow itself deep inside the depths of your head to keep you playing the track over and over for hours on end. The track being referenced is 'West Coast Voodoo' off WC's new album, Guilty by Affiliation. This track features west coast phenomenon, The Game. The album also features artists such as Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and Butch Cassidy along with production by Ice Cube, Nottz, Jelly Roll and many more. Other notable bangers include "This is Los Angeles" and "80's Babies". It's definitely the best west coast album since Doctor's Advocate and the hard-hitting beats only add to Dub-C's already unique style. Check it out, free links are provided below.

WC - Guilty By Affiliation (Mediafire)

WC - Guilty By Affiliation (MegaUpload)

Friday, August 31, 2007

MF Grimm Autobiography published by DC Comics



Sentences is the story of Percy Carey, an African-American rapper who is more commonly known as MF Grimm. This autobiography/graphic novel cleverly blends black & white illustrations with a colorful and vibrant use of words to tell the struggle of Carey. This 128-page book will hit the shelves in September and is sure to be a hit amongst die hard 'Grimm' fans. If your looking to make sure you have a copy for yourself right away, you can reserve and order a copy at your local Barnes & Noble or online here for only $15.99 as opposed to the $19.99. For more information, you can go to Vertigo/DC Comics site.

Enjoi!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Zeitgeist: A Refreshing Look At the Truth

Most of you who know me well, know that I am far from a conspiracy head. I rely heavily on my own theories but do not think much of the U.S. Government, religion, etc. but I can say that this movie, unlike many of it's predecessors, provides a well-rounded compound of information and helps to shed some light on common misconceptions in today's ideas about religion, politics, and so forth. With that said, I highly recommend that EVERYONE watch this movie. It's something we all deserve a chance to see, whether or not you accept this knowledge as truth, it's important to expand your knowledge especially in today's polluted society. Use your time to learn something for once and you'd be surprised how satisfied you'll be with the outcome.

zeitgeistmovie.com

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Anticipated Albums For 2007

Despite negative criticism for 07' Hip-Hop, this year has already given birth to future classics such as Common's "Finding Forever" and the acclaimed 2-Disc self-titled album "Underground Kingz" from Texas legends UGK.

In the following months we can expect debut albums from Papoose, Saigon, and Crooked I as well as long awaited sophomore album (Ultimate Victory) from Chamillionaire which includes the heated single 'Hip-Hop Police' ft. Slick Rick.



Papoose's "The Nacirema Dream" is expected to drop October 11, 2007 and will include featured artists such as Jim Jones, Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, Jadakiss, and Nas. The album will also contain production from DJ Kay Slay, DJ Premier, and Scott Storch (First single Bang It Out ft. Snoop Dogg)



Though there is no set date for Saigon's debut album, it is expected to be released in the 4th quarter of 2007. With already hot singles such as 'Pain In My Life ' ft. Trey Songz & 'C'mon Baby' ft. Swizz Beatz it's looking like "The Greatest Story Never Told" will definitely be something to look forward to later this year.



Year after year we seem to be disappointed yet again with no sign of "B.O.S.S." on a record but this year just might be it. Though it also has no set release date, there has been much promotion behind the album this year which includes the recent display of freestyles released weekly and his free 'Hip Hop Weekly' Mixtape. It can be downloaded for free here at dubcnn.com.

We're not giving up hope yet.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Is Superbad that bad?



I recently went to the midnight premier of Superbad. The movie starred Jonah Hill of Accepted, Knocked Up, and even a had a short cameo in 'The 40 Year-Old Virgin' as the lovable kid at the eBay store. It also stars Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and co-stars Bill Hader and Seth Rogen (Co-writer and star of Knocked Up).

This vulgar and raunchy teen comedy tells the story of 3 adolescent boys trying to live out their last day as High-Schoolers too the fullest. Despite some negative criticism, I believe this movie delivered exactly what it intended to; gut-busting laughs, excessive foul language and sexual content, and mostly an in depth look at what the average teenage male is subdued to while under the urges of hormones. Furthermore, I think Superbad is another link in a chain of cult comedy classics from the same guys that brought you 'The 40 Year-Old Virgin' & 'Knocked Up'.

I don't give this movie 5 stars, I give it 5 1/2. In my opinion, this is my idea of a great summer comedy but don't take my word for it, go see it.

Monday, August 13, 2007

ALIFE x Puma; Shirts & Shoes



(more pics at botton)

I came across this at HighSnobiety. I won't swagger jack the long time members of eBlogger so just check the shit out real quick, Easter colors are always dope. The new site is nice too.
HighSnobiety







Shout out guys.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Wu-Tang Discography Download



I recently uploaded every Wu-Tang album in a thread on a MySpace forum. If your missing something outta your collection and want it for free, check the link above (photo) and browse away. Not only is it the Wu-Tang Clan's album but every solo album from all 9 members. So there is well over 30 albums to choose from. I'll also be upping some stuff from Wu-Tang affiliates such as Sunz of Man, Killarmy, and much more. If there is something you don't see, simply request it and I'll provide the link in no time. Oh yah, if your looking for the only Wu album I DIDN'T put up there, it's probably one of two things. Greatest Hits albums or U-God Presents: The Hillside Scramblers. Guess why!

To anyone who isn't familiar with what to do once you've downloaded the file, I'll explain here:

Download whatever album you want. (You may need to remember the password but the link isn't going anywhere) Then download this program called WinRAR. Install it. It's simple to use and in the future enables you to download mostly any album you want. :)

Once that's done, the files you downloaded should automatically open up with that program you just installed. Then once you open it, it'll ask for the password. If no password is necessary, just click extract put it wherever you want on your PC and you have your music.

Have fun guys and check these sites out for more albums if you run out of stuff to download.

All free, All the time

Albumbase.com

Albumhunt.com

An Old Favorite; The Gifted One



The year was 2003 and I had finally decided it was time to put down 'Get Rich or Die Tryin'. I was looking for something new and innovative and was attempting to re-play some old De La Soul, Tribe, and other lighter Hip-Hop albums. Commons 'Electric Circus' was much of a let down the year before and though I was fairly satisfied with my collection, I needed something out there. That's when I fell upon a single called 'Ghetto Pop Life' from a rapper named Jemini. Production also by a mysterious artist named DJ Danger Mouse. The intro is what first caught my attention. The brilliant chorus really drew me in, I had to know more. I then heard a second single, 'Knuckle Sandwich'.

After a good week or two of searching every record store in town, I resorted to the internet. Ghetto Pop Life was the album titled after the first single. I copped it and couldn't put it down for a good 4 months. Flawless and brilliant rhymes such as

"I'm prepared for the storm
And I brought the heat with me
Lord, please talk to these boys
'Fore I leave they evening spoiled
Put 'em six feet up under the soil
Looking at the roots of trees
Better yet leave they bodies all out in the open so the flies can feed
And when the 'hood get dry I supply the need
Y'all faggot niggaz keep it moving, honey riding with me
"

His style was something fresh and just what I needed to re-instill my faith in Hip-Hop. Nearly four years later and I'm still bumpin 'Omega Supreme'. Just a shot out to Jem, The Gifted One. Check him out at his MySpace or listen to a few of his singles for free here at Download.com.

Underground Kingz



I remember when I first heard Ridin' Dirty. Shit blew my mind, although it took a couple listens to really get in the mode. It was something new and the Southern vibe seemed a lot more oblivious than that of Goodie Mob or Outkast. I knew it was gonna be hot. Over ten years later and it's now considered a classic, with which I wholeheartedly agree. All though it was Pimp C and Bun B's 5th studio album, Ridin' Dirty is what really put them on the map.

UGK recently released their 7th studio album, tentatively titled "Underground Kingz". As much as I was looking forward to criticizing this album, whether it may be constructive or destructive, I can't seem to do it. They have done what many would have hoped and re-created a true classic. With obvious future classics like 'International Player's Anthem' and 'The Game Belongs to Me', it's evident UGK is going nowhere for sometime. That's not all they had to offer though. It's not just laced with fillers. Underground Kingz makes every track enjoyable with bangers like 'Two Types of Bitches' featuring Dizzee Rascal, the UK sensation. Not to mention, 'Life is 2009', a second rendition of Too $hort's 'Life is Too Short' featuring the artist himself.

With that, UGK has done it again. Let's just hope Pimp C's comments on ATL this past week don't affect any ones decision to give the album a chance.