Friday, January 30, 2009

Raekwon - Criminology 2: World Premier!



They've finally done it again! Rae & Ghost are back with a leak off of The Chef's seqquel to his debut album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II. The tracks production has that classic Wu-Gambino vibe with a nice display of lyricism. Hopefully we get a handful more of these with it's release.

Check it out and download it at the link below.

Raekwon - Criminology 2 ft. Ghostface Killah (zShare.net)

Run-DMC Screenwrite In The Works



http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3iabb39aac80c6a2789c652302e975ad02

-via Digg, by Jay A. Fernandez

Thursday, January 29, 2009

UNDFTD x Jordan x A Tribe Called Quest

I think the photographs speak for themselves in this one. Check em out, if you dig peep a location near you.







Monday, January 12, 2009

Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent - Crack A Bottle (2009)

Sounds like the Bronze Nazareth track "Preservation" kinda, goes pretty hard. Check it out. Not sure whether it'll land on "King Mathers", "Before I Self Destruct" or "Detox" but most likely none of them.

Flying Coffin x Manik x Goods (Decks + Tee)



For a limited time Flyingcoffin.com will be selling particular decks and a limited edition tee shirt collaboration by FC, Manik and Goods Clothing companies! The skateboard decks are made out of some of the industries finest crafting wood and are printed in 5 different designs. They will be available in the following sized decks; 7.75, 7.87, 8, 8, 8.125. Only 250 decks (50 sets) will be released.

As for the Tee, Flyingcoffin will have approximately 35 available in there online store section. Get them while you can, sizes are limited!! Other suppliers are expected to have some available too. (GOODS)



Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Valley Metro Light Rail - PHX, AZ
"NOW OPEN!"





I'm sure everybody already knows since it was completely free up until the last day of December but the Valley Metro Light Rail system is finally open! The route so far stretches from the edge of Mesa all the way to 19th Avenue & Montebello, similar to the Red Line Bus Route. I got a chance to take a ride along the entire route on it's last free day of operating and it was pretty amazing. The trip lasted about an hour and a half or close to two hours when going directly from 19th and Montebello to it's last departure on Sycamore and Main Street. According to schedule the trip generally lasts about 70 minutes. On our way back, we decided to get off and walk around Mil Avenue for a bit and explore. After we were satisfied, it was time for our trip back towards 19th. The ride overall was fairly cramped (almost entirely because it was still free), I however managed to remain seated virtually the entire way. Along the entire 20-mile route, there are approximately 28 stations that you can board and depart from. Fare is the same as riding the local Bus Routes, which came as a surprising shock to me. For those that don't know the fares you can check out all fares, schedules and other information at valleymetro.org

Overall, I was impressed with the ride. Hopefully, safety remains an issue and they continue to expand and maintain our new addition the city.

EPMD - We Mean Business (Review + Re-Up)

Re-Up link above

We Mean Business, the first group album from Erick & Parrish in nearly 10 years displays a huge amount of EPMD's earliest lyrical and instrumental potency throughout the record. I'd like to first note that I would list this in the top 10 albums of 2008.

Erick and Parrish are back and aren't showing any signs of aging weakness. Not only are they on top of lines and delivery but the album is laced with a fairly impressive featured roster that always helps to add some interesting interactive play between artists. Some of the best tracks include featured acts such as KRS-One, Redman and Keith Murray. On the track "Yo!" featuring the Funk Doc himself, Erick & Parrish demolish verses competitively. However, it's not only the lyrically inventiveness along with a mixture of guest appearances that make this release impressive, songs such as "Bac Stabbers" that show just how EPMD managed to overcome past differences and not fall victim to double-crossers turning the two against each other. Also, they managed to create such singles that rhythmically insure a mellow style and good vibe like "Listen Up" featuring former BLACKstreet member, Teddy Riley.

The video can be seen here.


We Mean Business (zShare)

We Mean Business (Badongo)

Nature - Pain Killer (2008)



1. Intro
2. Live Wire
3. Nobody Else But Me
4. Gotta Get It
5. Cold Blooded Killer (Feat. N.O.R.E. & Prodigy)
6. Everyday
7. Ya Homie
8. Small Talk
9. The Sermon
10. Flashback Freestyle (Feat. Doo Wop & Scram Jones)
11. Overnight Affair
12. Thought I Told You (Feat. Prodigy & Kool G Rap)
13. Public Enemy #1
14. One Shot
15. Never Slip
16. Runnin' Out Of Time
17. The Countdown

Nature - Pain Killer (2008) (Megaupload)