Saturday, October 25, 2008

Arizona State Fair 2008

I went to the State Fair last night and I have to say, it was exceptionally better than my last few visits. Although, the fact that I was extremely intoxicated and high might have played a role, I haven't had that much fun at a local Phoenix event in quite a while. The performances from Coolio and Naughty By Nature also lit a fire up under my ass so much that I couldn't help but rush the stage from my seats in the upper third row. Sneaking past the security at each seating section was just half of the fun. I made it up there just in time to hear jams like "Hip-Hop Hooray" and "Jamboree". I was so psyched that after they finished performing, I managed to run past security again and hop on the stage but by then Treach and Vin Rock had already exited. I let the guest DJ know that the performance was amazing and to tell Naughty I'm eagerly awaiting a new album.

After the concert portion, we went out into the Fair grounds and went on the three most adrenaline pumping rides available. I managed to keep down the half a bottle of Prestige Rum I downed earlier throughout the night, but my shoes didn't stay on for all the rides. On the final ride, it felt like we were suspended upside for at least 2 or 3 minutes. Eventually we ALL started screaming (and laughing) that we had been upside down forever. Once we came down to our feet and gathered ourselves to leave, I took in the experience and contently made my way to the entrance. We walked the mile or so back to Encanto park (where we parked for free) and headed back home.

This years attractions and performances re-instilled some happiness in me for the time being. But it's not over! I'll be there again next weekend to see LL Cool J perform live.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Reason 4 + Nuendo 3

I just got a link for these and been fooling around with them. Great programs for at least somewhat advanced users. Check them out. The links are either a handful of parted MegaUploads or Torrent files. Once you've downloaded the Reason 4 you'll need Daemon Tools to run the ISO file, so if you don't already have that then I'll provide a link at the bottom. There's a tutorial at the bottom.

(MegaUpload; Parts 1-17)
Reason part 1
Reason part 2
Reason part 3
Reason part 4
Reason part 5
Reason part 6
Reason part 7
Reason part 8
Reason part 9
Reason part 10
Reason part 11
Reason part 12
Reason part 13
Reason part 14
Reason part 15
Reason part 16
Reason part 17
PART 18!!!

Torrent via isohunt
Reason 4 Torrent

(MegaUpload; Part 1-3)
Nuendo 3 part 1
Nuendo 3 part 2
Nuendo 3 part 3

Torrent via isohunt
Nuendo 3 Torrent

Also, don't forget to cop this if you need it.

Daemon Tools (If these versions don't work, google for any version. They all work the same and are free)

If you don't know why you might need it, its to play the ISO (image) file and mount it to a drive so it can play the exe. for installation. Just download and install AFTER you have Reason 4 completely downloaded. Then once installed, open it, the icon is in the tab bar down in the right-hand corner. Just right click, go to "Virtual CD/DVD Rom" then over to "Mount Image" and search for the ISO file you just downloaded with Reason. Once mounted, it should automatically bring up installation. Install, use keygen as needed and you have yourself a copy of Reason 4.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King

In my 20 years on this earth not only have I become very involved in the gangbang culture physically but emotionally. I have researched, observed, partook in gang activity (unbeknownst to most) and read many first-hand accounts of gangbanger life on numerous occasions. I would just like to say this sits on a pedestal next to Blue Rage, Black Redemption (The autobiography of Stanley "Tookie" Williams, co-founder of the notorious street gang, The Crips). Not for it's intense wordplay or even so-often touching moments but for its frequent and accurate accounts of hood life and what truly goes on in the deep, inner-cities of today. I hope anyone who is a fan of Tookie's life story and was as touched as I was, gets a chance to read this book for themselves.

Reymundo Sanchez recalls life growing up in Chicago, starting at a very young age after his family moved from Puerto Rico. His tragic events include everything from rape and being raped, to murder/homocide, drug abuse and his biggest struggle: making it OUT alive after pursuing a life as a ruthless gangster. Almost every page captures a vivid picture of everyday life for a young minority attempting to prove himself to his Latin comrades and escape his own cowardice. The shock value is far above it's predecessors but lacks true heartfelt compassion until the very end. Once he captures that moment though, you feel as if he really accomplished and climaxed at a level beyond expected. I would, again, recommend this book to anybody interested in the dangers of inner-city violence and the troubled urban youth of today.

Other novels by Sanchez or co-wrote by him include:

Lady Q: The Rise And Fall Of A Latin Queen
(by Reymundo Sanchez & Sonia Rodriguez)

Once A King, Always A King
(by Reymundo Sanchez)

You can find all books at your local Barnes & Noble or online at
Also, I'm not sure if this is his official page but its the only current account under that name that logs on everyday, so show some love

Reymundo Sanchez on

Leaf Erikson - The Great Big Nothing

Just stumbled upon this over at RHHB.blogspot
It's simply amazing and if you don't already have it (which chances are you don't) you need to cop this immediately. The D doesn't have a lot of artists but they are always on point. Get em'

01. Rare Form
02. 15800
03. Everywhere But Nowhere
04. Rain Delay
05. Dumbstruck
06. Work ft. AC Pull & Buried Glory
07. Almost Time 4 Life ft. Blake Eerie
08. Uranus
09. Third Person
10. Dis ft. AHK
11. Motor City Madness ft. Blake Eerie
12. End All, Be All
13. Djarum

The Great Big Nothing (RapidShare)


Friday, October 10, 2008

BlackBerry Storm: What Can We Expect?

Finally something new besides the Curve or an updated Pearl we can look forward too. Some time last year I wrote a review on the iPhone and it's pros & cons along with a short comparison to the BlackBerry Pearl. After careful consideration, I realized even though I much prefer a Pearl 8100 over the infamous iPhone, that BlackBerry should have a better selection to offer it's customers.

Now we have something that can truly compete with the future of touch screen smartphones and such advanced technological devices. The BlackBerry Storm will be the first phone that can compete with anything like the iPhone. I won't list all the specs of each phone in comparison, however, it is already showing signs of a better device such as the 3.2 megapixel camera as opposed to the iPhones limited 2.0 megapixel (which even the BlackBerry Pearl was limited to). Other advanced specs include a higher screen resolution (480 x 360), and of course it will be available for Verizon carriers.

This is very limited compared to the iPhone, however if your like me and you've read my pros & cons about the iPhone in regards to not needing a full-on-8GB hard drive or more for MP3 and video storage, this might still be the selection for you. It comes stock with a 1GB onboard storage, expandable memory by microSD card and an option to upgrade with a 128MB flash drive. Some advancements from the Pearl include video recording, touch-screen integration of course and an updated web browser that is expected to exceed that of it's predecessor. If you're a BlackBerry fan I would definitely be looking out for this beauty when it arrives in stores November 4th, 2008.

Also, keep your eyes and ears open for the BlackBerry Javelin and a possible T-Mobile Bold release which might open up easier, more broad options of a new G3 phone for T-Mobile users.

To check out all the specifications and details, click the link below. Also, click the other link to check out my previous review.

BlackBerry Storm

iPhone: Where Is The Love?

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Kimbo Slice Knocked Out In 14 Seconds

Lol, it seems like Petru was just as surprised as everybody else.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Termanology: Politics As Usual

Termanology is back again and delivering some heat with his latest release "Politics As Usual". This is Term's first official album release to date, being released on record label, Nature Sounds. As usual he's not only is delivering fierce rhymes but has an arsenal of beats to attend at his side. The album features production from Large Professor, The Alchemist, Hi-Tek, Pete Rock and of course DJ Premier. Although the intense lyricism and above average flow are impressive, Term seems to be lacking some sense of mainstream and even underground appeal. He seems to be caught in a paradox where gaining a larger fanbase isn't so achievable. However, I do deem this album worth buying if you have the extra dough and definitely worth checking out at least to see what you think.

01. It's Time (prod. by Easy Mo Bee) 00:52
02. Watch How It Go Down (prod. by DJ Premier) 04:01
03. Respect My Walk (prod. by Buckwild) 03:03
04. Hood Shit (feat. Prodigy) (prod. by The Alchemist) 03:55
05. Float (prod. by Nottz) 03:15
06. Please Don't Go (prod. by Nottz) 04:27
07. How We Rock (feat. Bun B) (prod. by DJ Premier) 03:57
08. Drugs, Crime, & Gorillaz (feat. Sheek Louch & Freeway) 03:52
(prod. by Nottz)
09. In The Streets (feat. Lil' Fame) (prod. by Hi-Tek) 03:54
10. So Amazing (prod. by DJ Premier) 03:53
11. Sorry I Lied To You (prod. by Large Professor) 03:04
12. We Killin' Ourselves (prod. by Pete Rock) 03:58
13. The Chosen (prod. by Havoc) 03:26

Termanology - Politics As Usual (RapidShare)