Mar 1, 2010

p diddy helps me read better in the evenings, but doesn't help me sleep better at night

allow me to explain

i wear glasses, and needing some better lenses i decided to add some fashion frames to the mix. by a process of elimination i ended up settling on a pair bearing the name 'sean john'. it seems that producer, sometime rapper, '90s icon, wannabe actor ("the world is ready for a black james bond". actual quote) and egomaniac puff daddy's reach with his clothing line extends to aiding those with less than 20:20 vision. i can now see clearer into the distance and read easier. cheers puffy! a pleasure to be adding to your fortune

our friend sean combs has however copped flak in the past for using a lot of fur in his clothing line, and his current collection does include some animal products (leather of course, but also jackets with a rabbit fur collar)


but it appears he's added a selection of faux fur to some of his other items. so it seems i can sleep a little easier after all

anyway, enough about my appalling vision and the killing of animals for clothing. some videos

something relatively new. raekwon feat. inspectah deck and masta killa "kiss the ring"

elton john fans rejoice

and something a bit older but no less great. the roots feat. peddi peddi and bunny sigler "long time". best taken loud


king tim

Feb 11, 2010

5 O'Clock Shadowboxers f. Has-Lo, Elucid, Nico the Beast - No Resolution 2

It had to take something big to rouse me from my blogging sleep. I've been waiting for the release of this song for a while now. Elucid and Zilla are about as good as it gets in hip hop as far as I'm concerned. That Velvet Underground sample creates a kind of anxiety which Elucid and Nico use especially well.

Dec 18, 2009

Jay Electronica - Electrochemicals

I finally got around to listening to Jay Electronica. I'm late but I've been making up for it over the last week by listening to heaps of his stuff. He might not 'save hip hop' but the mixtape is definitely one of the highlights of the year.

You should check it out if only for the song 'Dimethyltriptamine' where Jay's in the Tom Waits zone over a sick Dilla beat:

"Pigs with the heads of men spat acid
That lasered my third eye closed like lasik
A midget in the casket like a baby in the bonnet
With a bottle and a basset horn
Playing the theme song from Children of the Corn


Dec 13, 2009

this blog referred to on another blog

i don't know if you already know about this but...

Australia Loves Them Some Dingos, Curly Castro

nick's post about curly castro and dj ambush (dec 1) got picked up by the beat garden entertainment blog (dec 1)

well done my man!

Dec 10, 2009

5 O'Clock Shadowboxers - High Noon

I like this from Douglas Martin's blog: "fuck all that “shameless promotion” shit; this video is objectively great."

Dec 2, 2009

Witness the Fitness

I haven't listened to Roots Manuva's album Run Come Save Me for a couple of years at least. It's just one of those ones that's faded behind all the new music I've been listening to. But I'm just giving it a burn now and it's a really solid album. Dude has a sense of humour but also real honesty and a British accent, a recipe for success.

I remember when this was on Rage a bit. Good times:

Dec 1, 2009

Curly Castro & DJ Ambush Present Phatman and Likkle Bwoy

I'm pretty late on this one but it's totally worth getting your hands on. It's the latest release from Zilla and Co's Beat Garden Entertainment. On the first listen I got a Champion Sound vibe. Curly Castro is great, he's got a wicked flow and I'd like to hear more of him. Check out the tracks Frankenstein, Keychains and Boxin'.