|Jesse Dangerously - Humble and Brilliant
||[19 Mar 2011|12:39pm]
With his latest report, Humble & Brilliant, Jesse has authored a text that is at once a manual, a novel, a treatise, an open letter, a critique and a confession. He is the hip hop Schopenhauer-slash-Rabelais, and he’ll leave you breathless with dazzlement and shame. Jesse is tortured by his own brilliance, and appalled by the myriad transgressions of wack and mutinous MCs everywhere. Yet his sense of humour is very much intact, and there’s always a hint of a smile shading his litany of invective. - Buck 65
Track listing (and links to listen to individual songs)
listen to it because: It samples Kimya Dawson
amazing line: Believe me, I don't need to be too conceited. I just believe in myself, like Jesus joined Jews for Jesus.
2. Professional Widowmaker
listen to it because: My ex-husband's name is played backwards in it.
amazing line: Your mouth falls open, all hopin’ forever wrecked. Kids get sick of you like Paul Hogan in retrospect.
3. Halifax Rap Legend
listen to it because: It shouts out to Hope Larson!
amazing line: I know you’re thinking, “What’s with the macho shit, Jesse D? You’re more like the opposite!” Yes indeed, but I uh thought it was... funny?
4. Tim I said no guests!
listen to it because: Tim and Jesse have such adorable chemistry.
amazing line: We deliver shows to the third dimension to make ‘em say, “EAU,” like thirsty Frenchmen.
5. Bring Your Girlfriend To Rap Day
listen to it because: I RAP ON IT AND DO A TAPDANCE SOLO!
amazing line: Jesse D and I are aces when our faces hurt from smiles, spending hours in the grocery store, rolling in the aisles. [THIS IS MY LINE! I WROTE MY OWN RAPS]
6. Holocaust Cloak
listen to it because: kira_lynn does shouts on it! So does liliyuki ! And me!
amazing line: I must have been sick the day they asked everyone to answer the question of whether to mess with the Status of Women Canada. If that isn’t bad management of the mandate the land handed ‘em, dammit, son, then I’m not Jesse D: the most handsome man on planet Earth (and I am, for sure).
7. How Shall I Send Thee?
listen to it because: The drums will blow your mind
amazing line: You digital, hexadecimal, intellectually less-than-vegetable...Since when is this respectable? It used to be detestable and wack to lack keenness. I grew up idolizing Black geniuses!
8. Write Protected
listen to it because: It's a fascinating exploration of Jesse's difficulty forming memories
amazing line: My video cam is gonna shoot you, so you can live forever in the future. I practise permanent taxidermy and that way, I know I’ll never lose you
9. Mudane Arcana & Eldritch Lucidity
listen to it because: It finishes with a sample of the best moment in television history.
amazing line: Tuesday: Blues at bay from the radio morning show mediocre media rodeo, here we go!
10. Make Hymn Cry
listen to it because: The lyrics are from a Ralph Ellison short story
amazing line: Yes, I'll kill it. I'll make it cry. Even if it's God, I'll make God cry. I'll kill him. I'll kill God, and not be sorry.
11. Triptych I: Hot Commodity
listen to it because: Jesse is a rapping Andrea Dworkin apologist
amazing line: I admire strangers as objects in proxy sex but is it dangerous? The answer's not yet obvious, but how could it not be yes? So is it like cars where we shrug and accept the casualties? Why is it men can fuckin' dismiss the threat so casually?
12. Triptych II: Hot Property
listen to it because: It will break your fucking heart
amazing line: The responsibility becomes an afterthought when one remembers the reasons they should've stopped; there's no pretending that you forgot.
13. Triptych III: Cold Comfort
listen to it because: It's an examination of intoxication from someone who doesn't drink
amazing line: The drama was a waste? I think not. I promised her a place to drink scotch and monitor the plot of the modern Madonna's honour guard. They thought of her as common, but hot as a sauna – not a problem.
That's the whole thing!! Please check in out, even if only the songs that sound the most compelling to you.
If you want to buy it (support!), you have two great options here:
1. $7 as just a download
2. $10 to also get a chapbook with lyrics, liner notes, and a forward by Buck 65
This album is a really big deal.
||[16 Jul 2009|03:49pm]
The day is finally here! Watch the music video exclusively today at www.mtvmusic.com Open today, open yes, open your mind, open life, OPEN HAPPINESS!!!
Also, Check out pictures from the video shoot here! | Make sure you're following Open Happiness on Twitter for constant updates.
||[08 Jul 2009|04:56pm]
The world premiere of the "Open Happiness" music video is just days away. It features Cee-Lo, Janelle Monae, Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy, Brendon Urie of Panic At the Disco, and Travis McCoy of Gym Class Hereos. Check out the video below of Brendon on the set of the video:
Watch it here!
There's also a video of Brendon in the studio: Watch it here!
Check out these exclusive pics from the set that they just posted on twitter!
|PYROCLASTIC FLOW - Best of GZA (Wu-Tang) - free mixtape download
||[05 Dec 2007|05:01am]
go to http://www.RiotSound.com to download PYROCLASTIC FLOW* - THE BEST OF GZA/GENIUS --- 25 track free mixtape download
8 DIAGRAMS drops December 11th --- the mighty Wu-Tang Clan is back THE ONE AND ONLY!!!!
*PYROCLASTIC FLOW: a devasting result of volcanic eruptions, a pyroclastic flow is a fast-moving current of hot gas and rock which can travel away from a volcano at a speed of up to 700 kilometers per hour, reaching tempertures of up to 1000 degrees Celsius.
download it here
|PICS: 30 yrs of RSC show -EPMD Naughty By Nature, Biz Markie, Melle Mel, Soul Sonic Force!
||[02 Aug 2007|05:00pm]
This was one of the best Hip-Hop shows in recent memories -- All the stars were out to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the legedary Rock Steady Crew!! And it was free!!!! and in the park in Newark... packed the whole damn park out
About 100 pics at the following link (its the first gallery at the top of the page)
There were performances from
Naughty By Nature
Grandmaster Melle Mel
Soul Sonic Force
Doitall from Lords Of The Undergroud
and many more.. Crazy!!!
|Links to over 250 all time classic Hip-Hop videos on You Tube
||[29 Dec 2006|02:30am]
links to all the classic videos below... some stuff we haven't seen in years
2PAC - 2 Of Americaz Most Wanted
2PAC - Brenda's Got A Baby
2PAC - California Love
2PAC - Changes
2PAC - Dear Mama
2PAC - Hit Em Up
2PAC - I Ain't Mad At Cha
2PAC - I Get Around
2PAC - I Wonder If Heaven's Got A Ghetto
2PAC - Keep Ya Head Up
2PAC - Trapped
2PAC & SCARFACE – Smile
AFRIKA BAMBAATAA – Planet Rock
ALKAHOLIKS – Hip-Hop Drunkies
APACHE – Gangsta *****
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST – Award Tour
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - Electric Relaxation
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - I Left My Wallet In El Segundo
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - Scenario
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT - Mr. Wendal
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT - People Everyday
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT - Tennessee
AZ – Sugar Hill
BEASTIE BOYS – Fight For Your Right
BEASTIE BOYS - No Sleep Till Brooklyn
BEATNUTS – Off The Books
BEATNUTS – Watch Out Now
BIG DADDY KANE – Ain't No Half-Steppin'
BIG DADDY KANE – Nuff Respect
BIG DADDY KANE - Smooth Operator
BIG L – MVP
BIG PUN - Still Not A Player
BIG PUN & FAT JOE – Twinz (Deep Cover 98)
BLACK MOON - How Many MC's
BLACK MOON - I Got Cha Opin
BLACK MOON - Two Turntables & A Mic
BLACK MOON - Who Got The Props
BLACK SHEEP - The Choice Is Yours
BLACK ROB – Whoa
BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTIONS - My Philosophy
BRAND NUBIAN - Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down
BRAND NUBIAN - Word Is Bond
CANIBUS – 2nd Round KO
CAPONE-N-NOREAGA - L.A., L.A.
CAPONE-N-NOREAGA - T.O.N.Y. (Top Of New York)
CAPPADONNA - Slang Editorial
CHANNEL LIVE - Mad Izm
CHUBB ROCK - Treat 'Em Right
CRAIG MACK - Flava In Ya Ear
CRAIG MACK - Flava In Ya Ear REMIX
CRU – Just Another Case
CYPRESS HILL - Hand On The Pump
CYPRESS HILL - How I Could Just Kill A Man
CYPRESS HILL - Insane In The Brain
CYPRESS HILL - The Phuncky Feel One
DANA DANE - A Little Bit Of Dane Tonight
DANA DANE - Rollin' Wit Dane
DANA DANE - Tales From The Dane Side
DANA DANE - This Be The Def Beat
DAS EFX - Real Hip Hop
DAS EFX - They Want EFX
DIGABLE PLANETS – Nickel Bags
DIGABLE PLANETS - Where I'm From
DILATED PEOPLES – The Platform
DIGITAL UNDERGROUND – Same Song
DIGITAL UNDERGROUND – The Humpty Dance
DJ JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCE – I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson
DJ JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCE – Parents Just Don’t Understand
DJ JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCE – Summertime
DJ QUIK – Tonite
DOGG POUND – New York, New York
DOUBLE X POSSE - Not Gonna Be Able to Do It
DR DRE – Deep Cover
DR DRE – Let Me Ride
DR DRE & ICE CUBE – Natural Born Killaz
DR DRE – Nuthin' But A "G" Thang
DR DRE – Wit Dre Day
EAZY E – Real Muthaphuckkin G's
ED O.G. – I Got To Have It
EPMD - Crossover
EPMD - Da Joint
EPMD - Headbanger
EPMD - So Whatcha Sayin'
EPMD - You Gots To Chill
ERIC B. & RAKIM - Casualties Of War
ERIC B. & RAKIM - Don't Sweat The Technique
ERIC B. & RAKIM - Follow The Leader
ERIC B. & RAKIM - I Ain't No Joke
ERIC B. & RAKIM – Juice (Know The Ledge)
ERIC B. & RAKIM - Let The Rhythm Hit 'Em
ERIC B. & RAKIM - Paid In Full
FU-SCHNICKENS - La Schmoove
FU-SCHNICKENS – Ring The Alarm
FU-SCHNICKENS - Sum Dum Munkey
FU-SCHNICKENS - True Fuschnick
FU-SCHNICKENS - What's Up Doc?
FUGEES - Fu-Gee-La
FUGEES – Nappy Heads
GANGSTARR - Code of The Streets
GANGSTARR - DWYCK
GANGSTARR - Mass Appeal
GANGSTARR - Royality
GANGSTARR - Step In The Arena
GANGSTARR - Take It Personal
GANGSTARR - You Know My Steez
GETO BOYS – Mind Playin' Tricks On Me
GHOSTFACE KILLAH – Daytona 500
GHOSTFACE KILLAH – Run
GRAND PUBA - 360 Degrees (What Goes Around)
GROUP HOME - Livin' Proof
GROUP HOME - Supa Star
GZA / GENIUS - Breaker, Breaker
GZA / GENIUS – Cold World
GZA / GENIUS - Liquid Swords
GZA / GENIUS - Shadowboxing / 4th Chamber
HEAVY D – Don’t Curse
HEAVY D – You Can't See What I Can See
HELTAH SKELTAH - Operation Lock Down
HOUSE OF PAIN - Fed Up
HOUSE OF PAIN - Jump Around
HOUSE OF PAIN - On Point
HOUSE OF PAIN - Shamrocks And Shenanigans
ICE CUBE – It Was A Good Day
ICE CUBE – Wicked
ICE CUBE - You Know How We Do It
ICE T – Colors
ICE T - New Jack Hustler
JAMAL - Fades Em All
JAY-Z – Dead Presidents
JERU THE DAMAJA – Come Clean
JERU THE DAMAJA - D. Original
JERU THE DAMAJA – Me Or The Papes
JERU THE DAMAJA - Ya Playin' Yaself
JERU THE DAMAJA - You Can't Stop The Prophet
JUNIOR M.A.F.I.A. – Get Money
JUNIOR M.A.F.I.A. – Player’s Anthem
KEITH MURRAY - The Most Beautifullest Thing In The World
KID FROST – La Raza
KOOL G RAP & DJ POLO – Ill Street Blues
KOOL G RAP & DJ POLO – Streets Of New York
KOOL G RAP – Fast Life
KOOL G RAP – It’s A Shame
KOOL G RAP – My Life
KRS ONE - MC'S Act Like They Don't Know
KRS ONE - Outta Here
KRS ONE - Sound Of Da Police
KRS ONE - Step Into A World (Rapture's Delight)
LADY OF RAGE – Afro Puffs
LEADERS OF THE NEW SCHOOL– Case Of The PTA
LL COOL J - Doin It
LL COOL J - Hey Lover
LL COOL J – I Shot Ya Remix
LL COOL J - I'm Bad
LL COOL J - Mama Said Knock You Out
LL COOL - Phenomenon
LORDS OF THE UNDERGROUND - Chief Rocka
LORDS OF THE UNDERGROUND - Funky Child
LORDS OF THE UNDERGROUND - Tic Toc
LUNIZ – I Got 5 On It REMIX
MASTA ACE – Music Man
MASTA ACE – Sittin’ On Chrome
MELLOW MAN ACE - Mentirosa
METHOD MAN – All I Need
METHOD MAN – Bring The Pain
MOBB DEEP - G.O.D. Pt. 3
MOBB DEEP – Hell On Earth
MOBB DEEP – Quiet Storm
MOBB DEEP – Quiet Storm REMIX
MOBB DEEP - Shook Ones Pt. II
MOBB DEEP – Survival Of The Fittest
N2DEEP – Back To The Hotel
NAS - It Ain't Hard To Tell
NAS – I Can
NAS – Made You Look
NAS – Street Dreams
NAS – The World Is Yours
NAUGHTY BY NATURE - Hip Hop Hooray
NAUGHTY BY NATURE - Ghetto Bastard
NAUGHTY BY NATURE - It's On
NAUGHTY BY NATURE – OPP
NAUGHTY BY NATURE – Uptown Anthem
NICE & SMOOTH – Hip-Hop Junkies
NICE & SMOOTH - Sometimes I Rhyme Slow
NOTORIOUS B.I.G. - Hypnotize
NOTORIOUS B.I.G. - Juicy
NOTORIOUS B.I.G. - Mo Money Mo Problems
NOTORIOUS B.I.G. – Big Poppa
NWA – 100 Miles and Runnin'
NWA – Express Yourself
NWA – Straight Outta Compton
O.G.C – No Fear
OL’ DIRTY BASTARD – Brooklyn Zoo
OL’ DIRTY BASTARD – Got Your Money
OL’ DIRTY BASTARD – Shimmy Shimmy Ya
ONYX – Slam
ONYX – Throw Ya Gunz
PETE ROCK – Tru Master
PETE ROCK & C.L. SMOOTH - Mecca & The Soul Brother
PETE ROCK & C.L. SMOOTH - Take You There
PETE ROCK & C.L. SMOOTH - They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
PHARCYDE – Passing Me By
POSITIVE K – I Got A Man
PUBLIC ENEMY - 911 Is A Joke
PUBLIC ENEMY - Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos
PUBLIC ENEMY - By The Time I Get To Arizona
PUBLIC ENEMY - Can't Truss It
PUBLIC ENEMY - Don't Believe The Hype
PUBLIC ENEMY - Fight The Power
PUBLIC ENEMY - He Got Game
PUBLIC ENEMY - Nighttrain
PUBLIC ENEMY - Shut Em Down
PUBLIC ENEMY - Welcome To The Terrordome
QUEEN LATIFAH - U.N.I.T.Y.
RAEKWON - Incarcerated Scarfaces
RAEKWON – Ice Cream
RAKIM - Guess Who's Back
REAL LIVE – Real Live ****
REDMAN & METHOD MAN - Da Rockwilder
REDMAN & METHOD MAN – How High
REDMAN - It's Like That (My Big Brother)
REDMAN - Time 4 Sum Aksion
ROYAL FLUSH – Iced Out Medallions
RUN DMC – Down With The King
RUN DMC – King Of Rock
RUN DMC - Walk This Way
SALT-N-PEPA - Let's Talk About Sex
SALT-N-PEPA – Push It
SALT-N-PEPPA – Shoop
SCARFACE - Hand Of The Dead Body
SCARFACE - I Seen A Man Die
SHYHEIM - On And On
SLICK RICK – Children’s Story
SMIF-N-WESSUN - Bucktown
SMIF-N-WESSUN – Black Trump
SMIFF-N-WESSUN - Wontime
SMOOTHE DA HUSTLER – Broken Language
SNOOP DOGG – Beautiful
SNOOP DOGG – Drop It Like It’s Hot
SNOOP DOGG – Gin And Juice
SOULS OF MISCHEIF – 93 'Til Infinity
SPECIAL ED – I Got It Made
SPECIAL ED – I’m The Magnificent
THE D.O.C – It's Funky Enough
THE D.O.C – Mind Blowin'
TIM DOG – **** Compton
TOO SHORT – Life Is...Too Short
U.M.C’S – Blue Cheese
ULTRAMAGNETIC MCS – Traveling At The Speed Of Thought
WARREN G – Regulate
WARREN G – This DJ
WU-TANG CLAN - Can It Be All So Simple
WU-TANG CLAN - C. R. E. A. M.
WU-TANG CLAN – Method Man
WU-TANG CLAN – Reunited
WU-TANG CLAN – Triumph
XZIBIT – Paparazzi
XZIBIT – The Foundation
YOUNG MC – Bust A Move
|Win Tickets To See Souls Of Mischief
||[30 Oct 2006|06:24pm]
Souls Of Mischief is playing at the Rokout Festival on November 25th and there is info on how to win tickets at the Rokout MySpace page (in the blog section).
Also playing the festival:
The Prodigy, Mindless Self Indulgence, Shiny Toy Guns, Q-Bert, Hooverphonic, Mauro Picotto, CKY, Freestylers, Grooverider, DJ Z-Trip, Sage Francis, Mickey Avalon, Roc Raida, Sandra Collins, Emanon, Jimmy Van M, Reid Speed, Adam F, Taxi Doll, Empress, DJ Swamp, Electrochasm, Jon Pegnato, Photek, Mudluscious, Animatronix, Tali, Luckyiam.PSC.
||[18 Oct 2006|05:31pm]
Совместный трек Ларика Сурапова и Mc Василия - Champions~download~
||[31 Jul 2006|10:59am]
It's your last chance to catch the Kalamazoo Poetry Slam Team '06 doing their thing on their
turf before the ever-awaited National Poetry Slam! Don't let the T.V. eat your brains... Come out and support local art!
Monday Jul 31, 2006
at 7:30 PM
The Stagecoach Barn (Behind Blackhawk Bar & Grill)
8940 North 32nd Street (East M43)
Richland, MI 49083
The '06 Slam-Team will be kicking Tracey to the barstools!
The Stagecoach Barn presents: The Kalamazoo Poetry Slam Team 2006 for an ear-tingly, thought provoking, spirited representation of what Kalamazoo Poets have to offer.
For one night only (7/31/06...mark your calendars!), your beloved SLAM representatives will be hosting the show while Tracey drinks to the point of absolute confusion! All funds raised by the event will go to sending the team to Austin TX, for the National Poetry Slam on Aug. 9-12.
Come out to the show and have an amazing time, OR we'll have Kirk come to your house and eat your face! The decision is yours, and I'm sure you'll make it wisely.
$4 cover at the door
official site: http://www.kzooslam.org
||[10 Jul 2006|01:18pm]
||[19 Jun 2006|12:15pm]
So for anyone out there who doesn't know about this group, check them. They have three great albums, and need to escape Western Canada and do a real tour.
These mc's are politically minded and are pretense free...
check out Natural Pogressions, their second album
|Special INSTORE Performance by One Self & DJ Vadim - FRIDAY
||[19 Apr 2006|10:00pm]
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UK’s <a href=http://www.one-self.net>One Self</a> (Ninja Tune Records) does not only consist of three of the funkiest, most innovative and soulful performers on the scene today (Yarah Bravo, Blurum and Dj Vadim), it is a worldwide concept, and is <b>performing **THIS FRIDAY**</b> at LOVE BRIGADE in <b>Williamsburg, Brooklyn</b>.
Consisting of DJ Vadim, the founder of well respected record label Jazz Fudge, A&R, producer, DJ, promoter, record collector, radio presenter, writer, it’s not much this man has not done to support the hiphop movement. He found the best vocal collaborators in Yarah and Blurum. Two of the illest MC’s on the scene today and with a passion for the culture and music, only to be matched by their skills.
Yarah Bravo has a throat dripping with diamonds and a smile that would make a preacher switch religions yet this homegirl rips the microphone apart and kills MCs and stereos. Her versatile style, tonal movements, and meter shifts complement an aphrodisiac voice that was born to be broadcast.
Blurum 13 possesses a commanding baritone that destroys the sound barrier and constructs its own temple of boom. Over ten years on the mic and stage, he is the definition of an MC, one of the nicest on these mic devices. With an underground following that stretches far beyond the average hiphop crew, this is music with a heart... and they put on a show not to be missed!!!
So COME – or if you can’t – send this to those who you think should come – this <b>Friday, 2 pm</b>, at Love Brigade, located at 103 Havemeyer St in Williamsburg Brooklyn. For more info or directions, please call <b>718 715 0430</b> or <a href=mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> EMAIL US</a>.
||[26 Dec 2005|09:16am]
Very tasty music from Moscow based duo MUJUICE+DZHEM, released @ HOW2MAKE RECORDS. All click`n`cut/jazz/indie music lovers will be delighted with this CD, i promise! I think there is no need to write reviews on this album, just get this CD, press `play` button and listen! My rate is 9/10!!! A must have!!!
If you want to get this brilliant album you can buy it @ INDIE-GO! record store [moscow] or via mail order [worldwide]! Hurry up, it`s limited!!!
|how2make rec. new release.
||[22 Dec 2005|02:38pm]
Bublle Grog, Dzhem
first web release!
1. Bublle Grog - slides bgradio rmx
2. Bublle Grog - Cat-EthSH
3. Dzhem - 25fdsfgtsref
4. Dzhem - micro_2