Thursday, December 11, 2008

Throwback Thursdays: Method Man & Redman - Da Rockwilder (1999)

This is a great record. It particularly stands out, because it's the only single that I can think of that is two minutes long and has no hook. The only other song I can think of is P.S.A., and that wasn't even really a single. They just played it on NY radio because everyone on Hot 97 is a Jay-Z stan.

Anyway, these two guys are just fun. I specifically remember this video because of the "choreographed dancing" that they were doing the whole time. They just seemed to be having so much fun with each other (nhjic). And honestly, that's exactly what this tandem is all about: having fun. They're a bunch of goofballs, and they're not scared to joke around with their music, which is something you rarely see in the hip-hop world.

These guys were on the famous Hard Knock Life Tour that I mentioned here, after which they dropped their only album together. The album featured the song shown above, which I believe was titled after the producer who made the record. They would then go on to star in a comedy together, which was then followed by an unsuccessful sitcom. They keep saying that they're going to do another album together, but they've been saying that for the past 10 years.

It would be nice to see something new from Doc & Meth. After all, the only clown we have left in hip-hop is this buffoon, and he barely qualifies as a rapper.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Men, Women & O.J.

With the O.J. trial Part II wrapping up this past weekend, I felt it appropo to mention Orenthal's latest verdict. As they say, karma is a... well, you know.

Also, discussion on the age-old debate: Men vs. Women. Instead of complaining about who's right and who's wrong, why don't we try to come up with some solutions? I think I may have some answers.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Throwback Thursdays: Canibus - Second Round K.O. (1998)

I was having a conversation with a friend of mine about the best beef tracks of all time. Of course, the LL Cool J vs. Canibus feud came up. I wasn't very familiar with the beef, so we went to YouTube.

The whole thing started when Canibus was featured on LL's song "4, 3, 2, 1". Canibus' original verse referenced LL's microphone tattoo, saying, "L, is that a mic on your arm? Let me borrow that." Cool James was offended by the lyric, as he felt that Canibus was taking shots at him. He asked Canibus to change his verse, to which he obliged. However, LL never changed his verse, on which he said, "The symbol on my arm is off limits to challengers." Canibus' original verse eventually leaked, and people figured out that LL's verse was directed towards Canibus. After that, it was on.

Canibus followed up with the video shown above, which was featured on his debut album. LL then responded with "The Ripper Strikes Back". Canibus responded to that with "Rip the Jacker". There were a few more shots the two took at each other following that, but eventually, the beef just sorta fizzled out.

There are differing opinions on who really won this battle. In my opinion, "Second Round K.O." was the best song of the entire feud. Canibus really went in, even going to far as dissing LL's corny TV show ("And if you really want to show off, we can get it on/ Live in front of the cameras on your own sitcom"). However, "The Ripper Strikes Back" was a great response, and "Rip the Jacker" didn't really hit as hard. So, even though I felt Canibus had the best song, you're only as good as your last punch. LL's final punch was harder, so I guess that means he won.

Oh, and for the record, the top five beef tracks probably go something like this:

1. Nas - Ether
2. 2Pac - Hit 'Em Up
3. Jay-Z - Takeover
4. Boogie Down Productions - The Bridge Is Over
5. The Game - 300 Bars & Runnin'

Black Friday, Grammys & Plaxico

They say art imitates life, right? Maybe life imitates art, too.

In the ultimate example of movie mimicking, this week's Bonehead Athlete of the Week is a real no-brainer. No, seriously, a no-brainer.

Also, some discussion on Black Friday and this year's Grammy nominations.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Throwback Thursday: Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day (1992)

"Just waking up in the morning, gotta thank God/ I don't know, but today seems kinda odd..."
What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than to commemorate the song that described the perfect day?

I like this song. It's real mellow and smooth; it kinda reminds me of a calm Saturday afternoon, one of those days where you just sit back, chill, bump some music and be lazy. The Isley Brothers sample really does the trick here.

I know it's a holiday, so I won't exasperate you all with the usual history lesson that I tend to give on Throwback Thursdays. However, there is something that must get mentioned.

When you think of old-school Ice Cube, you're reminded of records like this, and more specifically, his AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted album, which solidified his spot in hip-hop history. As if being a part of the first commercially publicized gangsta rap group wasn't enough, he completely turned the tables with his debut solo album by laying down effective, politically-charged lyrics about the struggles of being black in America.

When you look at Ice Cube today, you almost forget about that guy. Nowadays, he's popularized himself as the B-list actor who makes movies like Are We There Yet? So please, somebody explain to me, how can anyone ever possibly go from this to this?? I'll never understand.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving, Trickin' & Strippers

The above video inspired the following question: Is it really trickin' if you've got it??

Also, some pre-holiday conversation, an analysis of The Stripper Debate, and a tribute to "Meast". R.I.P. Sean Taylor.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Throwback Thursdays: DMX - Ruff Ryders Anthem (1998)

Another email request from an RLGL listener. Keep the emails coming.

This song is so classic. It's very representative of the NY rap scene at the time, actually. I remember when I was in middle school, the two biggest rappers at the time were DMX and Jay-Z. Of course, that meant the two biggest labels were Ruff Ryders and Roc-A-Fella. (It sounds almost foolish to say this now, but I'm pretty sure from 1998 to about 2000, DMX was actually better than Hov. Blueprint changed all that, but I'm just sayin'.) This record was not only a breakout hit on X's debut album, it also established his entire clique by way of the song's title.

Now, prior to his first album coming out, DMX created a buzz for himself by appearing on records such as this and this. His gritty, aggressive flow was a unique and welcome difference to some of the other music that was popular at the time. Dude had bars, but he also had a history of creating both excessive ("I got blood on my d*ck, cuz I f*cked a corpse") and borderline homo ("You hold my d*ck while he suckin' it") lyrics. 1998 was a good year for hip-hop, though, as expressed in this article.

If you look closely enough, you'll see Eve, Drag-On and all three members of the L.O.X. in the video. They were a pretty dope tandem of rappers, and it's a shame that they aren't all still together. They actually went on a huge tour with Roc-A-Fella back in 1998 called the Hard Knock Life Tour, which, I assume, is where this legendary battle cypher took place.

X started his career off real strong, with his first three albums going four, three and six times platinum, respectively. Things started to go downhill for the Dark Man with his fourth album, which still managed to go platinum, but just wasn't as good as his first three. After he dropped his fifth album, he said he was going to retire, and there were rumors buzzing around that he was planning on pursuing a career as a preacher. While preaching would be a direct contrast to his rap persona, it remained somewhat believable, considering that he used to rap a prayer at the end of every album.

He didn't retire or become a preacher, instead opting to drop a sixth solo album three years later. All the while, he had been starring in bad movies and getting arrested. Nowadays, he's always in the news for some sort of felony or misdemeanor. I can't tell you the last time he put out a record, but it seems that he manages to get arrested at least once a month. Speeding, DUIs, cocaine name it, he's done it. The funniest, in my opinion, is when he stole a car at an airport and pretended to be a federal agent. You really can't make this stuff up.

It's safe to say that drugs ruined what was once a very successful rap career. To think that he and Jay-Z were actually comparable at one point, it's sad to see how far apart they are now. This is still a great song, though.

Holidays, Insiders & Jail Sex

Despite his apparel, this guy actually isn't a basketball player.

Still, he's close enough. This man's actions have qualified him for Bonehead Athlete of the Week. Also, some discussion on the commercialization of American holidays and the wild capers that were taking place in an Indiana jail.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Overtime, TRL & Nigga Films

If you don't see anything wrong with this picture, I pray to God you're not black.

This Monday post of RLGL discusses yesterday's strange overtime ending in the NFL, the end of a classic top 10 countdown show, and my personal motion to end the production of nigga films. (If you click the link, you'll understand.)

P.S. Conan's late night show replacement will be Jimmy Fallon, not Jimmy Kimmel. Honest mistake, but I guess that's what I get for skimming. My reporting professors would be proud.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Throwback Thursdays: Snoop Doggy Dogg - Gin And Juice (1993)

Am I the only one who thinks of this song every time they hear anyone reference gin? And furthermore, who drinks gin??

In any event, I felt that I had been giving East Coast rappers all the shine on Throwback Thursdays. So, I figured it would only be right to give props to one of the West Coast's legends, Mr. Cordozar Broadus (yes, that's actually his name).

Snoop got his start by being heavily featured on Dr. Dre's "The Chronic" album, which is widely regarded as a hip-hop classic. It was a good look for the Dogg, especially considering that he ethered Dre on most of his own records. Of course, that was followed by Snoop signing with Death Row Records and dropping a classic of his own, "Doggystyle". Classy title. According to the good people at Wikipedia, the album went four times platinum.

While recording the album, Snoop was indicted for his involvement in a gang shootout and murder. He hired Johnnie Cochran, so you already know he beat the charge. He dropped one more album with Death Row before their inevitable breakup. He claimed that Suge Knight was jerkin' him out of his money, seeing as how Suge held ownership to every record Snoop made until his contract expired (think Puff Daddy vs. L.O.X.). He refused to make any more records with Death Row, and then signed with No Limit Records.

After switching labels, he shortened his name from Snoop Doggy Dogg to just Snoop Dogg. I'm still not sure why, but No Limit was pretty popular in the late '90s (HOODY HOO!). Snoop rolled with them for a while and tried the whole rap supergroup thing, which never really works out well. He dropped three different albums under their helm before parting ways with Percy. He then dropped an album in 2002 that featured this gem, which is a song I consider to be among one of the best singles of his career. Them Brazilian chicks in the video weren't half-bad, either.

After he left No Limit is when things started to get a little ridiculous. He put out "Drop It Like It's Hot", which is the first new song I remember hearing my freshman year of college (is that Lauren London in the video? She could get work). This was a good song (or a good beat, at least), but we really started to see Snoop's skills diminish at this point. It was like watching Patrick Ewing limping up and down the court for the Orlando Magic. Or watching Greg Oden as a rookie. Just pathetic.

It seems at this point in his career, he doesn't really expect anyone to take him seriously. Honestly, I think he stopped taking himself seriously. What makes songs like "Gin And Juice" so memorable is that he no longer raps like that anymore. Nobody considers Snoop to be among the best rappers in any category, and he's been in the game for 15 years. It's almost as if he's allowed himself to become a hip-hop caricature, highlighting everything stereotypical and nonsensical within the culture.

You knew it was over for Snoop when he started making videos like this one and starring in "nigga films" such as these. The real icing on the cake, though, came when he decided to make a country song as a tribute to Johnny Cash. If you click no other link in this post, be sure to click that one. You're guaranteed to either laugh out loud or shake your head in shame. Maybe even both.

Suffice it to say, I can no longer in good conscience cosign Snoop Dogg. I think comparing this video to the music he makes today will make it crystal clear how far he's fallen off. R.I.P. to Cordozar's career.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Juries, California & No Homo

I'm convinced. I never want jury duty.

Discussion (and criticism) of the criminal justice system, my thoughts on the passing of Proposition 8, and my public vote to ban "no homo".

Here are the links I promised, by the way. You know I always give my people what they want. Pause.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Buzzer-Beaters, Basketball & The No Fun League

And just like that, the NBA season is upon us.

This Friday edition of RLGL touches on the basketball game shown above, previews the NBA season, and crowns another Bonehead Athlete of the Week. Also, some discussion on the NFL's strange double standards.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Throwback Thursdays: Eminem - My Name Is (1999)

I remember the first time I heard this song. I was probably...well, in 1999, I musta been in the 7th grade. I thought the song was funny, and just assumed that the rapper was making his voice sound funny for comical reasons. Little did I know that he only sounded like that cuz he was white. I had no idea who he was, though, and someone told me his name was Eminem. Naturally, I thought they were talking about M&Ms. It sounds ridiculous now, but it wasn't that far-fetched at the time, considering that those little bastards were putting out commercials every other week.

Turns out Mr. Mathers was much more than just a goofball. Truth be told, he was probably one of the best lyricists of the past 10 years. He's most likely in the top 5 of anyone's list of rappers from the past decade. His delivery is impeccable, and the way he puts words together is pretty amazing. I think what makes him stand out is the way he seemingly pays attention to every single syllable in every single word. Sometimes, he even manages to match words that don't even rhyme.

I believe that his decision to introduce himself to hip-hop as a clown was a wise one. Let's be completely honest with ourselves; had he come out with some real records, he would have been ridiculed simply because he's white. No one would have ever taken him seriously, and we'd all be comparing him to this guy. By making fun of himself before we got a chance to do it, he entered a "safe" zone within the hip-hop community. That allowed him to make more serious records in the future.

Now, I could post link after link after link of gems from Eminem, but the one song of his that stands out the most to me is this one. In my humble opinion, it's his best song. I think what sets it apart is not only the usual lyricism, but the fact that he was willing to just say how he felt without sugarcoating it. He exposed himself, and allowed the fans to take a glimpse into his mind. It was something that you didn't see very often at the time, and you barely see it that much today, either.

After putting out a movie that was based loosely on his life, Eminem dropped "Encore" in 2004, which was easily his worst album to date. That weed plate was a complete bust, and people began to question whether or not he lost his skill. He then released a plethora of songs about his daughter Hailie before supposedly disappearing off the face of the earth. Since '04, he's been chillin' at home, taking care of his kids and getting fat. Then, out of nowhere, rumors started to swirl around that he would be releasing an album called "Relapse" either late this year or early in 2009. He even dropped a freestyle to prove that he still got it. Hopefully this album actually comes out, unlike "Detox", which was supposed to have come out each of the last six years. We'd love to see you come back, Marshall.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Barack, Black Folks & The Slope

The 44th President of the United States of America is a black man. I just know Dr. King is somewhere smiling right now.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Throwback Thursdays: AZ feat. Daddy Rose - I'm Back (2002)

I got up on AZ pretty late, which is surprising, since I'm such a Nas stan. But dude is pretty dope, and I remember this song, especially considering the addictive horns and the insane soul sample.

The first thing I can remember hearing from AZ was this gem from Nas' second album. The Firm, which was comprised of Nas, AZ, Foxy Brown & Nature, was not only a great group of lyricists, they were a bunch of New Yorkers who made an album with the West Coast's most prolific producer, Dr. Dre. This was particularly significant at the time, considering all the East Coast-West Coast beef that was going on at the time.

AZ dropped a pretty good album earlier this year, and I'm sad to admit that it's the first album of his that I own. But I'm up on game now, and dude is definitely a legit rhyme spitter. The way he puts words together is almost unparalleled.

Nas, of course, was supposed to put out an album called "Nigger", but the rich white people said there was no way in hell they were gonna let that happen. He then decided to just call it "Untitled". AZ, who was inspired by his homey's movement, put together a little mixtape of his own called "N.4.L.", short for Nigger 4 Life. I would tell you to download it, but you could just check the goodness for yourself.

Oden, Mopeds & The Light

Does this look like a 20-year-old kid to you? Yeah, me neither. I'm gonna need to see some ID...

Discussion on Oden's (second) injury, the beginning of the NBA season, and the significance of the Phillies' World Series win.

Also, the fourth official Bonehead Athlete of the Week. You really can't makes this stuff up, people.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Murders, Psychos & Shones

I'm sure most of you have heard by now about the tragic deaths of Jennifer Hudson's family members. Some further details on that situation are discussed, and I also share my opinion on a few things.

Also, I think it's time we talk about hoes. Or shones. Or sluts or smeazes or...well, you get the point.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Throwback Thursdays: Jay-Z feat. Amil & Big Jaz - Jigga What, Jigga Who (Originator 99) (1999)

...Or "Nigga What, Nigga Who", if you prefer the album version. Memorable song, considering that Jay-Z started his career with Jaz waayyyy back in the day. Also, this is the one of the first songs that Hova ever made with Timbaland. It's possible that this song is responsible for starting a producer/rapper relationship that garnered a number of hits for Jay-Z in the future.

One thing you automatically notice is that he raps a lot faster on this record than he does on the rest of the album. When you look at how Jay-Z used to rap, it seems as though this song may have been a tribute to his old days. Not only in Jaz on it, he called it Originator 99, which shouts out one of their songs from 1990.

As far as Amil goes, she's pretty much worthless. When Memphis Bleek even makes you look like you're not holding your weight, well, you've got problems. I remember when they had that one song off the Dynasty album with Jay, Beans, Bleek and Amil. The three dudes went in, and then they gave her like six bars at the very end. Just pathetic.

Where is Amil now, you ask? Well, she hasn't dropped an album since 2000, and the last thing I heard from her is this. I know the beat has been overdone, but with a name like "Amil", she really couldn't pass that up.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

DUIs, The Juice & The Scale

Seriously, there were so many candidates for Bonehead Athlete of the Week, I almost spent the whole time discussing them.

Of course, I still found some time to talk about an age-old pastime amongst American males: The 10 Scale.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Colin, Palin & Tampa Bay

Well, I stand corrected. I salute you, Tampa Bay, and thanks for proving me wrong.

Also, commentary on Palin's appearance on SNL, McCain's appearance on Letterman, and Colin Powell's shocking new endorsement.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Red Sox, Alcohol & Pacman

Happy Friday, y'all. I know I came kinda late with Throwback Thursdays last night; my apologies on that. But what better way to make up for it than a new post to usher in the weekend??

Today's post discusses the Red Sox's amazing win last night, my opinion on Pacman Jones' supposed alcohol problems, and a few short notes on Tuesday's Presidential debate.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Throwback Thursdays: Mobb Deep - Shook Ones Pt. II (1995)

Whenever I hear this song, it make me feel some sort of way. When the beat drops, it's just so gangsta. It's so street. It's so New York.

Frankly, I can't think of too many songs that are more representative of that New York feel than this one here. The only song that I can think of that even comes close would be, of course, this classic.

One interesting note about Shook Ones is that although it was Mobb Deep's first official single, it was undoubtedly their biggest song. In other words, the rest of their career never compared to their first record. Kinda sad, when you think about it.

To be honest, it would be hard for anyone to live up to this song. It's really a great record. The beat knocks crazy, and the lyrics contain gems like "Rock you in your face, stab your brain wit your nosebone." I can remember how amped I got when I was watching 8 Mile and this beat dropped for Rabbit's final freestyle.

So where are they now? Well, last I heard of Mobb Deep, they had signed with G-Unit in a last-minute attempt to sell records. That, of course, didn't work. Havoc supposedly dropped a solo album called "The Kush" in 2007, but I never heard any singles for it. And as for Prodigy, he got locked up for some gun possession charges, and claims the police tried to get him to frame 50 Cent.

He still managed to drop an album this past April, though. And if you don't know what H.N.I.C. means, step your game up.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Heroin, Americans & Bad-Ass Kids

For whatever reason, I felt compelled to address an age-old problem that Americans everywhere have come into contact with: bad-ass kids.

Also, I crown the second official Bonehead Athlete of the Week.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Throwback Thursdays: Busta Rhymes - What's It Gonna Be?! (1999)

Featuring Janet Jackson. Busta Rhymes crossed my mind recently, and I thought it would be a good look to include him in Throwback Thursdays. I was originally going to use the video for "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See," but enough has already been said about that one. This video right here, on the other hand, happens to be a song that a lot of people tend to forget about when they remember Busta's past work.

Personally, I loved both this song and this video. The graphics were really cool, the beat was amazing, Busta killed it, and, most importantly, Janet Jackson is in the video. I'm not sure if the closeup at the 2:17 mark was necessary, but I appreciated it nonetheless.

You know, everyone is familiar with Busta Rhymes, but for whatever reason, he isn't usually mentioned among the legends of the game. I think maybe he should be, since he's been around since 1996 and he's getting ready to drop his eighth solo album this December. Over the past 12 years, he's evolved from basically an eccentric goofball to someone with legitimate lyrical skill.

Although, it seems he may be headed back to the old Busta. I love the guy either way.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Murder, Karma & Gay Dudes

History is being made on an already historic blog. Yes, you guessed it; the first ever Bonehead Athlete of the Week. Also, some discussion on Kimbo Slice's first MMA loss.

P.S. I made a technical error while taping, which will probably become evident once you click on the link and hear the crackling sounds. Sorry about the poor audio, people. But my voice still sounds pretty good, though.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Debates, Wingmen & Swag

I know Mondays suck. But I'm here to help. Late commentary on the VP debate, advice on the intricacies of the wingman, and my struggle to understand the importance of "swag".

Also, all this talk about wingmen reminds me of an essay I read a few years ago about the rules one should employ when entering the "talking" period. Hmm, I wonder who wrote that...

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Throwback Thursdays: The Notorious B.I.G. feat. 112 - Sky's The Limit (1997)

I recently got (see: downloaded) 112's debut album, so I thought it would be appropriate to use their song with Biggie as today's Throwback Thursday video. I'm not crazy about this song, but I like this video a lot. To have everyone in the video played by a younger version of themselves is a genius concept. They got everyone in here, from Biggie to Puffy to 112 to Faith Evans.

Although, I must admit I'm
somewhat surprised Puffy agreed to this. You know how much he loves being in front of the camera. Every time I watch this video, a part of me expects him to make a cameo.

Oh yeah, and the little kid version of Busta Rhymes is hilarious.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Informants, Nightclubs & New Friends

Happy hump day. Tonight, I talk about what to look before moving into a new city, and seek advice regarding how to go about finding new friends.

Oh yeah, and another bonehead move. It's getting hard to keep up, honestly.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Women, Wideouts & White Girls

Discussion on Sarah Palin's interview with Katie Couric, the latest bonehead move from an athlete, and the topic of interracial dating.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Throwback Thursdays: Geto Boys - Mind Playing Tricks On Me (1991)

Per email request. This song right here is not only a classic, but is probably a close second in terms of the most paranoid song I can think of. Number one, of course, would have to be this.

The members of the Geto Boys were Scarface, Willie D, and Bushwick Bill, who is probably the only midget rapper ever. Willie D and Bushwick Bill kinda disappeared after Geto Boys stopped making records, but Scarface is still around today. It's actually funny when you realize how different he both looks and sounds in this video.

While we're here, I might as well go ahead and point out that regardless of what anyone else thinks, Scarface is undeniably the King of the South. I know a lot of other rappers claim it, but let's be serious. If I were to rank them, it would probably be something like:

1. Scarface
2. Andre 3000
3. Bun B
4. T.I. / Ludacris
5. Big Boi

And if your top 5 includes a rapper that refers to himself as "Mr. Lawnmower", you're buggin'.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Pinstripes, Taxes & Africa

"Crack raised the murder rate in DC and Maryland/ We invested in that, it's like we got Merrill Lynched."
This post discusses the demise of our economy, the end of the Yankees' era, and the disconnection between African-Americans and Africa.

Throwback Thursday is tomorrow, y'all. Get excited.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Throwback Thursdays: L.O.X. - Money, Power, Respect (1998)

Featuring Lil' Kim & DMX.

It's amazing to think that this song came out 10 years ago, but a few things help you realize that this isn't recent:
1. This is before the whole "Free the L.O.X." campaign that liberated the group from Bad Boy.
2. This is before L.O.X. started calling themselves D-Block.
3. This is before Lil' Kim had a ridiculous amount of surgeries, as she was still attractive at this point.
4. This is before DMX started taking drugs and got arrested every other weekend.
5. This is before BET decided to give both Lil' Kim and DMX reality shows.

And as a side note, a lot of people believe that the title of this song was inspired by a famous Tony Montana quote from the movie "Scarface." It very well may have been, but in actuality, Montana said, "In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women."

So maybe this song shoulda been called, "Money, Power, Women" instead.

Rapists, Rappers & Robert

The boy is back in business. Discussion includes the R. Kelly BET interview and the connection between hip-hop and politics.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Throwback Thursdays: Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) (1992)

I was actually listening to "Mecca and the Soul Brother" two days ago, and I thought this would be a good song to use for this week's edition of Throwback Thursday. Ironically, I got an email yesterday requesting the song. Funny how that worked out.

Oh yeah, shout out to Mount Vernon.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Throwback Thursdays: De La Soul - Buddy (1989)

Featuring The Jungle Brothers, Q-Tip, Monie Love & Queen Latifah. This song kinda remind me of "OPP" by Naughty By Nature, in terms of having all the subtle sexual allusions. Of course, this song is much more friendly and comes off as a lot less dirty.

P.S. If there's a song you'd like to see featured on Throwback Thursdays, the e-mail address is in the top right corner. And by the way, for something to constitute as a throwback, it better be at least 5 years old. I'm not posting anything after 2003.

Legends, Bad Decisions & Beverly Hills

Post numero tres includes discussion on doctor's offices, the new 90210, and the qualifications for being considered a hip-hop legend. My apologies for the poor quality on the audio, people.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

September = Football

September is upon us. This post discusses the Brett Favre fiasco, the art of bandwagoning, and, of course, Mr. Ocho Cinco.

Friday, August 29, 2008


For the inaugural post, I discuss Barack Obama, the significance of August 28th, and hip-hop retirement. Welcome to Red Light, Green Light.