Intellectual Hip Hop Commentary

Watching the Media Watch Hip Hop. This is an open discussion of Hip Hop and it's role in global media. Feel free to post you opinions, perspectives, insights, etc. If you know someone who would be interested in joining the discussion, please refer them here. Enjoy.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Haloscan commenting and trackback have been added to this blog.
posted by joey  # 7/28/2004 01:13:00 PM

Tuesday, July 27, 2004


Looking at my ClockLink. It's about that time..., y'all...
posted by joey  # 7/27/2004 08:03:00 PM

Would you think this DJ had a felony?

By the way, her name is DJ Lady Tribe. Read her interview with Baller Status here.
posted by joey  # 7/27/2004 07:32:00 PM

Monday, July 26, 2004


Keep your privates protected with d_skins.

Well not your privates-privates, but your private collection of CDs. Just like condoms protect you from VDs, d_skins protect your CDs from scratches. Unlike condoms, you can leave them on the CD whether or not you are playing them...

Watch this commercial.(Windows Media or QuickTime)

It works on CDs, DVDs and video games.

posted by joey  # 7/26/2004 01:15:00 PM

Reading is fun to the mental...

This is an interesting angle on Hip-Hop literature. Black Artemis wrote a book entitled Explicit Content that looks into the lives of two females emcees, Cassie and Leila. One is all about the fame, the other is strictly about the lyrics. All it takes is one good (meaning bad) record company to split them apart.

You can download the first chapter, and pre-order it if you like it. It's due to hit the stores on August 3, 2004.

Black Artemis also has a FAQ section that is pretty interesting also.

posted by joey  # 7/26/2004 06:49:00 AM

Saturday, July 24, 2004


Wecome Back! I know you like that...

Long time no see!

I followed by boy O-Dub's advice and actually landed a job writing for a (meager) living.

That's cool, but it's kind of like being a vegetarian eating at McDonald's all the time...not really what I want.

Let's eat, shall we?

Masta Ace is retiring to cultivate his M3 Record label.  

MC Eiht (Experienced In Hard Thumping) was a year or two away from the "where are they now?" discussion as a permanent resident. (Where is Spice 1?) MC Eiht, I always want to put that "g" in there, recently got a new label and a solo album on the way. I made that sound like "he just got married and got a baby on the way"...

Main Flow is back at it in a solo style and fashion. The album Hip-Hopulation is dropping towards the end of next month. While you're at, check out the fact that Lil' Mo is signing to Cash Money! Move over Hot Boys (Turk and BG excluded), here come Hot Girl!

Excuse me for a second as I get international. Nana King, married to Nana Queen, is going back to his Hip-Hop roots with the new Wanted Death or Alive album. (Have you ever heard of Ras Diddy? Sounds interesting...)

Let me be the first to say: They (the powers that be) are setting up Tim McGraw like they did Elvis. Y'all remember that country song that NWA did way back when? Well, they trying to get the hip-hop/country precedent to Tim McGraw for his tour. The nerve!

Holler atcha boy. Hip-Hop Blogs are here to stay. Hip Hip News at its finest!

Hip-Hop, but it's "hip" related... Durex has been appointed official supplier of condoms and lubricants for the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, this year. (Next year, KY Jelly might sponsor a little something, something...)

posted by joey  # 7/24/2004 07:33:00 AM

Saturday, June 12, 2004


This is my 100th post!

I haven't been on the scene for a while because...who cares? I'm back with a vengence.

I know y'all ain't ready for this website.
It's called Music Plasma. It's "the musical visual search engine", and it does wild things with ANY band name you put into it.

Hit me back and let me know of some of the wild connections it has made. I've spent hours going through it.

(Guess your number is wild, too.)

These fake Pimp Cups should get you "pimp-smacked up"...

And you thought it was only a cuss word. And don't tell me not to go there, unless you have been...(Not Work Safe, until you fully understand what's going on.)

Is J-Lo Hip-Hop since she did that song with Jah Rule? What about the one with R. Kelly? Well, here are the Jennifer Lopez (or is it Jennifer Anthony?) Mark Anthony wedding pictures.

In one last note, here is a web-page that highlights albums that have come under heavy censorship. Hip-Hop is definitely represented with NWA, Ice Cube, Ice-T (Body Count), 2 Live Crew, and the Coup.

posted by joey  # 6/12/2004 09:42:00 PM

Saturday, May 22, 2004


The Thug Life Army has Tupac's back...

The Thug Life Army in on a mission to keep Tupac's Legacy Alive. They recently started the "Anti- Tupac Autopsy Photo Campaign" which is designed to keep the leaked photos off the web out of respect for the fallen rapper and his mother.

Instead, they want sites that have a true desire for representing for Tupac to upload a button onto their site.

"Not a Tupac site but still support the stand taken here? Join the list and show your respect for Tupac. Any site is able to join this list as long as they truely rep and show respect for Tupac and his estate."
posted by joey  # 5/22/2004 11:36:00 AM

If you don't know, now you know...

I came across an international Hip-Hop magazine while trolling around the web today.

FEED Magazine is based in Canada, but is distributed to the U.S. and worldwide.

As of this post, Issue #9, Music: The New Cotton, in on the shelves.

It's full of intellectual hip-hop commentary if I might saw so myself...
posted by joey  # 5/22/2004 11:23:00 AM

Tuesday, May 18, 2004


WTF, New York? WTF, Hot 97? WTF in general...

Sado-Masochism and Hip-Hop have finally crossed right where I can see them.

Hot 97 got this contest called Smackfest 2004 where two contestant go smack for smack.

The rules are:
No wind-up/foot movement.
Must be open-hand.
No eye/ear contact.
Can't move non-smacking hand away from your back. (Like the pivot foot in basketball.)
No bleeding.
First to give-up, loses.

Ouch! Here it is for your sadistic pleasure...
Day 1 (Windows - Real Media)
Day 2 (Windows - Real Media)
Day 3 (Windows - Real Media)
Day 4 (Windows - Real Media)
Day 5 (Windows - Real Media)
Day 6 (Windows - Real Media)
Day 7 (Windows - Real Media)

(It kinda defeats the point to win the tickets to the Summerfest 2004 Concert and your ears are ringing before you got there. Google got some related links full of hilarious commentary.) (Spotted at Attu sees all. Warning: not safe for work)

Go to this page for more cool Hot 97 exclusives like the Mason call-in interview plus some more goodies.
posted by joey  # 5/18/2004 05:19:00 PM

Friday, May 14, 2004


JD owns a vodka that will help him keep Janet!

Jermaine Dupri caught me totally of guard with this one!

He owns a vodka company, 3Vodka. The vodka is distilled from soy bean, contains zero carbs, and is endorsed by the American Vegetarian Association!

This is one of those moments where I have a flashback of when I was watching CB-4 way back when. I was sitting in front of the TV with the feeling that, "Although this is a movie, weird stuff like this is about to happen like this in the future." The future is now ladies and gentlemen, the future is now... (spotted at The Different Kitchen)
posted by joey  # 5/14/2004 09:45:00 PM

Franz Ferdinand goes blow for blow with Eminem's security guard!

I'm not totally familiar with Franz Ferdinand, but a lot of blogs I read make them out to be like God or something.

Well, they got into an official altercation with Eminem's bodyguard. How gangsta is that?

(I hope Em don't up and end his/their career...y'all know he's been on a roll lately.) (spotted at body glitter is sooo five years ago)
posted by joey  # 5/14/2004 09:10:00 PM

Thursday, May 13, 2004


White men can jump and...

white girls do get crunk! (spotted at
posted by joey  # 5/13/2004 06:46:00 AM

Tuesday, May 11, 2004


Some weird links...

Gollum of LOTR raps.

Watch these cartoon characters SHAKE IT!

Check out the rap in this Zelda commercial.

There is another poetry genre in the makings: Gangster Haikus.
posted by joey  # 5/11/2004 03:17:00 PM


Why shouldn't they have a website?
posted by joey  # 5/11/2004 03:10:00 PM

Some people skateboard, and...

Some people skateball!

The Streetcarver: literally the BMW of skateboards.

How you like that?
posted by joey  # 5/11/2004 02:58:00 PM

Some people go too far...

This website is dedicated to two people that black comedians have a field day on. You know those people who shouldn't get interviewed by the news?

Meet Bubb Rubb & Lil Sis. This site is so funny that it's not funny...

Wooo wooo!
posted by joey  # 5/11/2004 02:52:00 PM

Sunday, May 09, 2004


Kanye West...gotta love him.

Well, not really. But I came across this song he did over the beat he did for Lil' Kim. The moral of this 1 minute 42 seconds is: Cash don't rule everything in the land of trading and bartering...if you know what I mean. (spotted at Phorilla)
posted by joey  # 5/09/2004 05:40:00 PM

Halle Berry fans STAND UP!

I remember that there was a scandal about who was going to be Cat Woman in some lame Batman movie a while back. Not to worry...

The beautiful Halle Berry is going to lend her "talents" to the character and give it something we can feel. It opens on July 23, 2004.(spotted at

A quick synopsis: Halle Berry is going to give a new meaning to the phrase "Cat got your tongue?"

Do yourself a favor, and view the trailer. (These are in Hi-Res or Super Hi-Res where available: Real Player - Quicktime - Windows Media)

posted by joey  # 5/09/2004 05:16:00 PM

Friday, May 07, 2004


News Brief

Y'all won't see it coming, and I won't get the credit for predicting it, but... One day across the pond, Hova is going to be Knighted like Elton John . (Feelin' that rhyme, ain'tcha! He can use it if he wants to, I got more...)

I wish I got feedback like this on the things I post. But then again, maybe I don't...

Haven't most of us grown out of our Source/XXL/Rap Pages magazine reading days? Described by its Editor-In-Chief (sounds threatening, don't it?) as being "the Hip-Hop Newsweek", this new mag might be right up our Ave.

You go to a club, you hear shots, unfortunately someone dies, the club closes and opens under a new name. (Repeat.) It's kind of sad that I'm becoming more and more desensitized by this, but I feel like violence in Hip-Hop is the reflection of its environment and not the other way around.

Like father, like son... Gives a whole new meaning to "spitting image".

See... The auto industry is about to attempt to take the fun out of pimpin' your ride. (Does that make your ride a ho? Hmmm.)

Hip-Hop from the "Dirty, Dirty" is finally getting a proper documentary. (I just hope they wearing clean draws.)
posted by joey  # 5/07/2004 08:44:00 PM

Thursday, May 06, 2004


Here is some more weird stuff I've come across...

I love to see the influence that Hip-Hop and Black people have on what you can find on the internet. With that being the case, here is some links of interest:

Did you know Dave Chappelle has a skate-boarding video game? It's called Skate Bored. I couldn't get it to work, so I don't know how good it is...

This Michael Jackson Soundboard is hilarious. What's even more funny is the fact that someone used it to do prank calls!

You all know what happens when a person who beat-boxes and the other person plays the harmonica, right? Click here to find out!

Here's another Human Beat Box. It's 6 minutes long, but the last two minutes is worth it!

Who said they wanted some Mashups? Oh... Well, here are some anyway.
1) 'A SLIM McSHADY' Eminem / Wings Without Me / Silly Love Songs.
2) 'TURN OUT THE LIGHT SLAVE AND GIMME SOME RHYTHM' Nelly Furtado / Grace Jones Turn Out The Light / Slave To The Rhythm
3) 'GIRLS DON'T STOP TIL THEY GET ENOUGH' The Beach Boys / Michael Jackson California Girls / Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
(spotted at Go Home Productions)

Check out this flash music video for The Coup's song Ride The Fence. (spotted at Black Moustache)

Just what I wanted for Christmas: The Beastie Boys Action Figures!

Got any friends who think they got lyrical skills, but really don't? Point them to the Rhymerator...

What do you get when you mix Super Mario with "booty music"? Mack Daddy Mario is something you have to see for yourself...

He's from the East Coast, Faaaaar East Coast. Check out these Y2Khai videos by this "One Loc'ed Out Asian".

The next time you feel a little "outside of the rap circles", read these "proper translations" to get a better understanding of the rap songs you listen to. (spotted at Something Awful)

Y'all remember Sho Nuff from that movie with Bruce Lee Roy? Well, this isn't exactly him, but it's funny anyway.

Here's a parody of Ludacriss' song "Stand Up" entitled "Fall Down" by 50 Bent.

Check out this 2Pac album cover by Gregory Manchess. It's from a series called "The Greatest Album Covers That Never Were". 100 of the "greatest" artists produce album covers for their favorite artists. Here one for Snoop by Larry Vigon. See the entire gallery by clicking here.

Check out this flash video for Schooly D's song "Hoochie" .

And last, but not does he do it?
posted by joey  # 5/06/2004 11:55:00 AM

Wednesday, May 05, 2004


Finally some Hip-Hop News in my neck of the woods...

Young Buck is seriously putting Nashville on the map. Everybody might not be proud of that fact, but Straight Outta Cahville is going to blow simply because of the recognition the 50 Cent/G Unit machine generates. Hopefully Young Buck's lyrical prowess will carry this outing to its own destiny.

Well, Young Buck did his video shoot in the part of Nashville the locals call, "Out South". (As opposed to "Out North".) [Note: I hope this is the only time you see Young Buck's picture next to Janet Reno's. In any other setting, it would spell T-R-O-U-B-L-E!]

I heard on the radio that Young Buck was doing a Video Shoot Afterparty/Lloyd Banks Birthday Party at the Boots Reverb club on Nashville's Printers Alley. It was talked about in context of the fact that gun violence (two hours after G Unit left) left one dead and another wounded. A guy got tossed out of the club earlier that night and came back to shoot the dude he was arguing with. Although it had nothing to do with the parties, it got linked and actually caused the owner to not want to have another R&B (of all things!) event there. Sad, but true.

What tripped me out was the radio personality saying things to the effect of, "Why y'all have to do that at Buck's party? He was nice enough to bring some famous people to Nasville, and y'all thank him like this? That's wrong! If you got beef, either leave it at home or stay home!" I'm thinking, "Like the people who would do something like this are listening and taking heed. Like people don't get shot in the hood everyday. G Unit wasn't even around, and it had nothing to do with them anyway. Basicly, the problem is much deeper than this isolated event, so address that or shut up."

What's your take on this situation or one like this?
posted by joey  # 5/05/2004 10:07:00 AM

Snoop's got a new Hip-Hop Boxing Game coming out!

Yes, you've heard it right.

Sony Pictures Mobile is developing a boxing game where Snoop is the main opponent. Picture Mike Tyson's Punch Out with Snoop as Tyson.

With a neck as long and as skinny as his, I can't really see him being a formidable boxer. But if True Crimes is any indication, you don't stand a chance.

(Full story here.)
posted by joey  # 5/05/2004 04:10:00 AM

Sick humor at its sickest...

This website is so into itself, it's almost believable:

MC Hawking's Crib.

At least I hope this dude isn't into rap. Once you learn a little more about Stephen Hawking, you'll see what I mean...
posted by joey  # 5/05/2004 04:07:00 AM


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