Sunday, September 27, 2009

Short film about the largest record collection in the world

This has floated throughout the internet for a while. I probably posted it before. It's so good it's worth another post regardless. But you can now see this excellent short film along with many others at The International Shorts Program held on October 2nd at the Trylon Microcinema (3258 Minnehaha Ave.).

I dare you to watch this sitting down

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Skyzoo hip-hop confessions

Skyzoo's debut album, Salvation, comes out next Tuesday. If it's half as dope as his mixtapes, it'll be the best hip-hop album of the year. And I am aware that a small cat named Jay-Z just dropped an album. Trust me.

By the way, you can follow me on Twitter for up-to-the-thought updates!

Fresh Air Tour! This tour is going to be bonkers! I love this promo video. Getting it in an old school cypher!

Buy pre-sale tix on Ali's website.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Bear with me during my internet outage

So the last person on earth who had an unlocked wireless network moved out of my living complex. While I'm trying to figure out the best way to actually pay for internet the posts will be a little light I'm afraid. I'm going to try and get to the coffee shop as often as I can to give you guys and ladies the download. Before I head back to an unconnected zone, let me drop as much knowledge as I can.

DIGITATA tonight at the 7th Street Entry!
Just when I thought they were officially broken up after their historic 4-hour set at the Uptown Bar they are blessing the 7th Street for an intimate show. I'm predicting melodic, downtempo eargasms spilling onto the person at your left shoulder.

KILL THE VULTURES tonight at the Uptown Bar!
Get your final kicks at the Uptown Bar as it's set to close in November to make way for retail because that's exactly what Uptown needs during the recession, right? Instead of drowning your layoff in PBRs and moody hip-hop you'll need to scrounge up $40 for some tee shirt all of the west suburb kids are wearing this week to school. Ugh.

BIG ZACH and I SELF DEVINE at the Uptown Bar Friday, October 2nd (advance notice!)
I shouldn't have to tell you about Big Zach if you're reading this blog... hell, I shouldn't have to tell you about Big Zach if you live in the tri-state area and are a fan of hip-hop! I will tell you that he's been absolutely killing it recently with a bonkers freestyle at Drunk at the Nomad, his live shows with More Than Lights and his appearance on multiple hot projects including one of the best hip-hop albums of the year, "Recession Music".

PHOENIX at First Ave on Tuesday, the 22nd
If you missed Phoenix at one of my favorite venues, the Varsity Theatre, a few months ago like I did you won't want to miss this one! The next time they come through it will likely mean a bigger venue with worse acoustics and more tweens. Yikes!

Old School Hip-Hop picked up on wax:

NWA, "Dopeman (Remix)" 12-inch single

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Crown Royale - We Gotcha (live)

Two under-rated artists of their respective crafts killing it live: Buff 1 and Rhettmatic.

Party In A Download

Baltimore Club + Kid Sister (btw, where's her album) + Lil Mama + Tittsworth's synths =

Get Em Mamis, "TerAwesome Mixtape" <----- good enough to be their debut album (individual tracks without any mixing)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Graffiti Archaeology

My boy Tommy found out about this site in a 2007 issue of Archaeology magazine while we were up at the cabin. The magazine of course described the site and what it had to contribute from a cultural studies perspective. It is a well-written article that somehow manages to ride the line between pretending to know too much about graf and treating the documentation of the art form as purely scientific.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mayer Hawthorne - Maybe So, Maybe No

From one of the best albums of 2009, A Strange Arrangement:

This is what embarassment looks like

Props to the Top Billin' boys for posting!