Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Air force one hoax!

When I first watched the video I posted on the blog late last week, I was in awww. Apparently Mark has deeper intentions. And now the man files a First Amendment lawsuit!


Birthday pic links!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

"This AIN'T yer archetypal street sound", The Streets

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Im'a wet cha!

If you've ever watched Kings of Comedy, there's an intermission when Steve Harvey breaks down current rap music. He talks of how he prefers not to listen to current rap songs that contain lyrics about killin' and murda', like "Im'a wet cha!". None of us wanna' hear about getting wet (shot), now do we? Don't get me wrong! I love a lot of early gangsta' story raps from Too Short, Ice-T, and N.W.A., but current gansta' rap doesn't appeal to me the same as then. Every song from these artist contained funk and soul breaks/samples that came from records your Momz' & Pops cherished. Steve goes on to talk about how there is no SOUL in todays hip hop/rap music, no one talks about love and emotions any more, and this is so true.

I'm positive that if you grew up listening to Souls of Mischief, A Tribe Called Quest, Slick Rick and Gangstar, you can feel this! And just when you thought that the world is no longer making real m.c.'s, there's still hope with Murs on Murrays Revenge. The ep incompasses the soul sampling boom bap sounds of producer 9th Wonder and the mature lyrics and story telling themes from one of the most underrated m.c.'s on the left coast. This year a good majority of hip hop fans anticipated albums from T.I., E-40 and Ghostface Killah. At the same time, The Mid City L.A. underground champ comes out with no commercial radio play or a video out and releases a solid follow up to his first collaboration ep Murs 3:16. From the 1st song "Murs Day", he immediately lets you know that "He's the chosen, to break up the ice that's got the rap world frozen." Murs takes a journey through everyday situations that most of us can relate to with this ep. Like falling for "Romancin', financin" on "Silly Girl" ft. Joe Scudda or his truehearted feelings about "L.A.". If you've ever been to "L.A." or visited L.A., this song will definitely make you reminisce. He paints the landscapes "From the towers in Watts to the hills of Altadena" and rhymes "Silicone or real it don't matter if she paid for it/ Every single trend you can probably thank L.A. for it/ Bandannnas, face lifts, quick trips to vegas/ White T-shirts, Chuck Taylors or them K-Swiss." So on point! I could go on and tell you more about each song, but I won't.

My other favorites
"Love & Appreciate"
"D.S.W.G. (Dark Skinned White Girls)"

Murs will be performing 5/5/06 in Austin, TX @ Emo's

Mark Echo, the best stunt!

Monday, April 17, 2006

Birthday Time!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

B-More sound coming to Houston!

Just confirmed DJ Tittsworth @ Rock Box May 25th. Mark your calender!

Read what The Fader
has to say!

Monday, April 03, 2006

Rock Box Turns Uno!

Its' been a whole year of Rock Box Pelvic Thrust Thursdays at The Proletariat. Time does fly when your having fun! The night is filled with party music spun by resident dj's Stiletto, 7000ft, Dayta, myself and weekly guest. My whole approach with the night was to have a place where there is a blend of all kinda' party music to keep people on the dance floor and less serio. The music ranges from 80's, Ghetto Tech, Booty Bass, B-more, Hip Hop, Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, New Wave, and the list goes on. The whole pelvic thrust concept is a mock of how people in the era of Elvis thought his pelvic action was of the DEVIL and to sexual. Lets admit it, people like dancing nasty, simulating sexual thrusting/grinding and just plain ol' fun. The Proletariat isn't exactly known as a dance club, but Rock Box has transformed it into one every Thursday night. I guess the best way to describe the crowd at Rock Box would be fly girls, artist, hipsters, b-boys, students, drug users, scensters, punks, strippers, nerds, sluts, rock stars, alchoholics, fashionistas, geeks, losers and any other genre I forgot to mention.

Doors opened at 9pm and the first 20 ladies in the building recieved free grab bags with lots of goods including Proletariat t-shirts, free Pei Wei lettuce wrap cards, Oral B tooth brushes, stickers, cd's and more. There was also free pizza with the purchase of a drink. By 10:30pm the door had already cleared 100 and Stiletto got people on the floor with her track selections of booty bass, ghetto tech anthems. Followed by the lastest resident addition, DJ Dayta who kept the place in tact. By midnight, the place was crazy packed. Photographers Jordan from the Houston Chronicle and Matt Marand were in the building with the flash'n action. People love the camera, strike a pose! The guest m.c. for the night was Mr. Rico who loves to clown and cap on folks and just makes it a lot more relaxed when things aren't so serio. Atone of Cafe con leche warmed things up for Mel til 1am, it was like the dance floor never took a break. By the time Mel took the stage there was between 250-300 people going dumb. Mel came in with a introduction to give people a small breather and bam, time to tear the roof off! Hip Hop, Hyphy, B-more and some throw back classicks', Mel is a true dj that understands how to manage the crowd. Hints why we've brought him back 3 times.

I want to thank everyone that has supported Rock Box this last year, there is tons of yall to thank and you should know who you are. So the next time your looking for somewhere to go on Thursday night, hit up Rock Box, you might come out not remembering much if you like to drink a alot, you might shed some calories if you like to dance, you might hook up and go home with someone, you might not spend a dime on drinks, you might have your picture taken. Tell a friend, bring a friend, don't get left behind. $2 dollar wells and $3 dollar import drink specials from 10am-12pm will get your night started right. And there is never a cover unless it's a special event with a guest dj's from out of town thats always worth paying $5!

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Pics from the Anniversary, by Matt Marand.
Pictures from the Houston Chronicle