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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Siagon In China



Lol @ I'd of been one jobless motherfucker. Its dope to see Saigon exploring china's rich culture

How Jewelry Is Made

Wanna see how jewelry is made?

Monday, December 29, 2008

Dynasty TV Exclusive : Glory Maria - Live from Vegas

Vlogga Like Puff

Jadakiss - Letter To BIG

JADAKISS LETTER TO BIG MONTAGE VIDEO

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Ransom Responds To Joe Budden




this shit is just out of hand, keep this shit off camera... one of these dudes is gonna end up with video of the other getting clapped

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Budden Gets At Ransom



Damn Joey goes hard

Monday, December 22, 2008

Dynasty Series - DC Casting - Kamille Leai, Alexis, Xiannie

Wreckx-N-Effecxmas



this little kid that was like 4 was singing rumpshaker at mcdonalds the other day

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Hammer Please Don't Hurt Em





After being persuaded by a coworker to follow MC Hammer on twitter I broke down and did just that. Now at the time my memories of MC Hammer consisted of the dancing clown with parachute pants from the early 90s that would later go broke and make a bunch of questionable career moves such as a low budget commercial where he appeared in a man's toolbox because he was the hammer and the surreal life, a reality TV show that placed a bunch of washed up stars in a house and forced them to live together. I really did not want to follow Hammer on twitter but I did it anyway.

To my surprise Hammer was not the man I remembered from television, he was a refined business savvy marketing guru (I still wouldn't hire him as an accountant). Some of the things he would have to say were very insightful and as a business major interested in marketing it was a real world model of my education from a man that lived it.

Here are some of the words of Hammer:

remixes...too many guest.. and Summerjams killed the business for Rap Artist... no other genre would give you 10 Stars for $25

once you turn everyone into a "critic"... they no longer "listen" to enjoy but to "analyze" which is a totally different perspective

Converting a "critic" to a "buyer" is a tough proposition... the behavior is "give me the product" and I'll "give you my opinion".

"Current Marketing" creates the "perception" of "hot" in the music biz.. then comes the sales report and the rate of "conversion"...reality

Did the marketing campaign convert to sales? Now you question the "art" of the artist... I question the "skills" of your marketing plan

Perhaps "sales" is no longer the "measuring stick"... then "profits" decline and in that model there is no longer an attractive business

Sales have to be a significant factor if "music" is the product.. there must be profits in order to sustain the business

Friday, December 19, 2008

Schwarzenegger orders hiring freeze, worker cuts



Don't front, you know you were thinking it.


AP Press Article

Lil Duval "Nigga Please" Episode 3! (Parody Of George Bush Dodging Shoes)

Ammon aka Agent Orange Gets Buff Bagwell Day 0



I've been inspired by NORE to start working out again. Hopefully this time last longer than my previous attempt which consisted of 3 sets of 12 reps on the benchpress...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Young Jeezy - Who Dat?

Tyga - Saying This



I'm on my "Agent Orange" swag so you might start seeing a lot more shit like Tyga around here but I still ain't fuxing rocking those tight ass jeans...

Brandy & Monica Preform The Boy Is Mine




Brandy performed at the V-103 Soul Session in Atlanta and brought out Monica for a surprise performance of "The Boy Is Mine". This is the first time the two performed the song in 10 years and the 2nd time they've performed it in history


From the tag on the photo I'm assuming somewhere along the line the photo came from Necole Bitchie

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Devil Wears Prada



Just copped a pair of the Prada kicks, got an orange pair too plus matching sweaters and some Prada jeans. This is why your boy never has money...

A. Pinks - Held Me Down (Hip Hop)



They say hip hop's dead but I think its just the fans...

New Idle Worship Video


Idle Warship Takes Over Your Party! from Restless Films on Vimeo.

For those that don't know Idle Worship is a supergroup consisting of Talib Kweli, Res and Graph Nobel. The group will be preforming live at BB Kings in NY with a live band and LA's Blu & Exile and DJ K-Salaam on Monday December 22 at 9PM

Bonus:
Idle Worship - Steady

Saigon Weighs In On The Current State Of Hip Hop

Friday, October 10, 2008

Jay-z ft Uncle Murder - He Asked For It (Fat Joe Diss)

he asked for it f uncle murder - Jay Z

this is weak as hell, I wanna hear something like takeover or blueprint 2

Monday, October 6, 2008

Reasonable Doubt

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

R. City - Put The F*cking Album Out Mixtape



I'm pretty sure I heard this song a million times in the club but then again I'm not sure. You know how it is, by 3am you have no idea what song is even playing....

Get the Mixtape Here

Sasha Photoshoot For King Magazine (Video)



if your not familiar with Sasha she's been featured in:

PRINT/MAGAZINE/DVD/CD FEATURES
King Magazine - October Issue
TITANIUM GIRLZ MAGAZINE...Rookie and Hollywood issues-Spring & Summer 2008 (Featured Model)
ALL ACCESS DVD "SUGABABZ" Vol.2...CoverGirl & Featured Model
SMOOTH Magazine 2008 Calendar...Miss November
F.E.D.S. presents SWEETS Magazine...Spring 2008 (Featured Model)
SMOOTH Magazine...Winter 2007 Holiday Issue
(Selected #40 on the SMOOTHGirl 100 All-Time List)
SMOOTHGirl Magazine...Fall 2007/2nd annual Flavors Issue
(Featured Model-10 page spread)
F.E.D.S.Magazine...Winter 2007 (Featured Model)

MUSIC VIDEOS
G-Unit "I Like The Way She Do It" (Featured Girl)
Jay-Z "Roc Boys" (Featured Party Girl)
Shaggy "Bonafide Girl" (Principal Girl)
Tabi Bonney "Pocket" (Featured Girl)

Puma Riding Boot




Going to a farm school has really exposed the boy to a lot of new shit, well not really just some country ass shit I never really cared about. But if you gonna holla at a girl you better fuxing love horses cause chances are she owns a couple and is majoring in animal science or is pre-vet.

Now y'all know the boy don't fux with any animals that ain't a dog, just the way it is, but being surrounded by hillbilly (everybody got the red and black lumberjack and the hat to match) and equine fashions I ain't gonna front these are sick.


photo from HIGHSNOBETTE

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

BG Chain Snatched




The folks over at mediatakeout.com are reporting that rapper BG had his chain snatced a few days ago in Milwaukee


Rapper B.G was here in Milwaukee, WI. on 9/27/08 performing at a nite club called 618. He was introduced to a female which whom he left the club with.

Well the next day Mr. Hot Boy woke up with no wallet or his diamond necklace. There were a few minor items that were stolen as well. The authorities were called,but the young lady hasnt been arrested yet.



Damn... say it ain't so.....

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Dry Snitchin On Myspace




dudes is just dumb...

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Bossman (Feat. Reheem Devaughn) - I Wonder [K-Swift Inspired Tribue]



410, home of The Wire, Charm City stand up, R.I.P. K-Swift.

Day 2: I now hate college



So I had my first run in with Toy Cops campus security today... and I actually didn't even do anything this time. I mean I had run ins with law enforcement before but usually its cause I'm up to no good. This time was different, they stopped me cause I "looked lost".

But seriously if I decided to put up a fight what did they really think they were going to do? Call the real police?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Heltah Skeltah - Everything Is Heltah Skeltah Full Official Video

Drug Addicted Elephant Kicks Habit

Source: MSNBC

BEIJING - A once drug-addled elephant fed heroin-laced bananas by illegal traders will return home after emerging clean from a three-year detox program on China's tropical island province of Hainan.

The four-year-old bull elephant, referred to alternately as "Big Brother" or "Xiguang" in state media reports, was captured in 2005 in southwest China by traders who used spiked bananas to control him.

After police arrested the traders and freed Xiguang a few months later, the elephant was confirmed to be suffering from withdrawal symptoms and sent to a wild animal protection center in Hainan for rehab, Xinhua news agency said on Thursday.

A year of methadone injections at five times the human dosage had helped wean Xiguang off his addiction.

Now clean, Xiguang was expected to arrive on Saturday at a wildlife park in Kunming, capital of the elephant's home province of Yunnan on the mainland.

Xiguang's return would cap a 1,500-km journey home, Xinhua said, and mark another step in the elephant's triumph over addiction.


Where was Tony Jaa At? I'm almost sure that smuggling drugs in bananas was the plot of a Sonni Chiba movie...


I Love College



I just finished my first day at university. It was by far the easiest, most lax day of school I'm ever had. Man I could do this forever and ain't even been to a party yet. I'm hands down the fliest underclassmen at the whole school (alright so I already had the town on lock), I'm not a freshmen I'm just fresh man.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A Year and A Half Later....



If you missed it the first fight is right here

My First Assignment




How the fux did I get homework before I even registered for the damn class? The girl doing my homework I don't know the answers to this nonsense.


Monday, September 1, 2008

I'm destined to live the dream for all my peeps who never made it




Today is my birthday so the very first thing I did when I woke up was listen to Nas' classic Life's A Bitch cause he he kicks off his verse with "I woke early on my born day". As the song was playing and I heard Az's verse it dawned on me, this college thing is bigger than me, I'm doing it for everyone.

In my life most people don't even have that option, half the kids I started school with never finished high school, matter of fact I'm the only black kid from my elementary school class to that did. I can count the number of people in my town's black community that have a degree on my hands, there isn't many.

While explaining the situation to New Yorkers I could only compare it to if Rich Porter had of gone to college without leaving the street. It's that huge. I'm carrying the cross right now. I'm really puttin on for my city right now, I'm really starting to think the best way to give back is to lead by example.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

BMW 1 Series: Design Coupé



I actually seen on of these on the street the other day

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Heltah Skeltah - Art Of Disrespekinazation




If you haven't figured out by now I am really waiting for this album to drop

Late Registration



My life is a movie and in a plot twist that no one saw coming (not even me) I got my Kanye West on (cause y'all can't tell me nothin) and registered for college a month after the deadline (and got accepted). Nah I ain't leave town (same number, same hood, its all good), I'm just crossing the bridge (lord knows no one ever sees me in the burbs) and pursuing some higher learning like and intelligent hoodlum. Hopefully I'll have some cool professors and stay out of trouble.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Jeezy - Vacation

Bugatti Veyron Super Car



Rap dudes need to stop bragging about Challengers and get one of these.

Kanye West - Good Morning



After seeing this video it got me waiting for a Kanye anime series or movie. Peep the Back To The Future/ Marty McFly references. Really expected to see a hoverboard.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Dame Dash For President


Electability: The End of The Hustle from jeff on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

JD's Resturant Bounces Checks



First time a check bounced I'd of been in his house with a ski mask....

Sunday, August 17, 2008

N****z Done Started Something



Cosmo Conversation Starter #333:

Because more police impersonations are occurring, Arizona citizens are campaigning for A Woman's Right to Light (awomansrighttolight.com), a bill that would allow a woman to drive to a well-lit populated area when being stopped at night by a cop.

I agree, women should definitely be allowed to stop in well lit areas especially when they live in the same state as nut jobs like DMX that have a history of police impersonations.



PS. You know you been sneaking a peak at Cosmo when you think no one is looking too... don't even front...

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Jeezy & Don Cannon make the" Dollars Circulate"



This is the perfect concept for an album called the Recession.

Bigfoot Ain't Dead He Lives in The South



Looks like Officer Ross found the body of the ever elusive bigfoot. I always thought they were in the Pacific Northwest so don't be surprised if Mr Me Too, The Game, finds one tomorrow

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Rock City - Put On



The Konvict Muzik artists from The Virgin Islands released their own take on Jeezy's hit Put On


R. City - Put On

Point Blank Album Release



If you live in Canada and you haven't heard of the Toronto based group Point Blank then you probably live under a rock. The 7 man crew consisting of emcees Imperial, Trouble, Stump, Kidd, RPD, Jackal and producer Pikihed has been a part of the Canadian hip hop scene since 89.

They are currently receiving high rotation on the nations #1 music video station MuchMusic and the nations #1 radio station Flow 93.5 for their track "God Only Knows" and have moved from their debut at #8 on OTA Live's Megacity Countdown to #6, on the other side of the border they have moved already at #6 and their video at #4 on the 93.7 WBLK (BUFFALO) Unsigned Hype Countdown.




Their self titled album, Point Blank, is scheduled to be released August 19th to stores nationwide through KOCH Entertainment.
It is currently available for preview on MuchMusic.com

Heltah Skeltah - Everything Is Heltah Skeltah video teaser

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Penalty For Snitching



An epidemic is sweeping the nation and it largely effects the urban community. This epidemic is snitching and it is increasing at an alarming rate. It's like its suddenly cool to be Donnie Brasco.



When one should snitch has largely been debated to the point where it's unclear whether its ok to tell on the serial killer in 4E so I'm going to take a different approach on the issue and ask the question what should the penalty be for snitching? It's always been said the snitches get stitches but should they?

Personally I'm against shooting a snitch, but I'm all for a snitch dying a slow death that made him which it would just end and that he was already dead. Come on people there are a million ways this could be handled. Come on people get creative.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Kanye West - Champion Video



I love this video

Monday, August 11, 2008

Hybrid Cars: Good For Sneaking Up on Motherf***ers

Hybrids have been gangster approved for about a year now, don't believe me just ask U-Turn, the happy owner of 7 Toyota Priuses:



Well Zero Pollution Motors has taken the hybrid car to the next level, compressed air. ZPM's compressed air car offers an amazing 106 mpg which is more than double the fuel efficient Prius and costs roughly $2 to fill the tank. Imagine being able to drive from New York To Los Angeles on a single tank costing only $2. ZPM's air car is also affordable, costing only $17,800. The company is looking to release the car in 2010.



I think Jeezy will be happy to know that gas prices will no longer be higher than he is.

Two Dummies' Guide To Learn How To Freestyle


Two Dummies' Guide To Learn How To Freestyle from jeff on Vimeo

Friday, August 8, 2008

Canada Vs The World (Or Maybe Just Michael Phelps)



With today marking the launch of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Canada has high expectations. With a focus on winning Canada has decided not to send any athletes that do not have a chance at making the podium by increasing their standards to a 16th place finish (wait the guy in 16th has a chance of winning? that doesn't even qualify for a final...). These new higher standards have forced Canada to send one of its smaller teams in recent times. Despite having invented the sport Canada will compete in the sport of basketball, nor will it compete in volleyball. The former boxing powerhouse that produced athletes such as Lennox Lewis will also send just one boxer to Beijing. These new standards have Canada looking at a realistic goal of 12 - 15 medals (didn't we win that many when we didn't care about winning), meanwhile American swimmer Michael Phelps is looking at the realistic goal of winning 8 GOLD medals HIMSELF.

Canada's Olympic history has been an embarrassment to the country for quite some time. The 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Quebec left the city in debt for 30 years paying $1.61 billion for a stadium it has just finished paying off in 2006. The 1976 Olympics also marked the only time that host country did not win a single gold medal at their own Olympic games. Canada's failure to win a gold medal was especially embarrassing when taken in to account that 30 countries had boycotted the games. The Ben Johnson fiasco of 1988 in Seoul, Korea has also tarnished Canada's Olympic history. Ben Johnson the world's fastest man had won Canada a gold medal in the 100m dash only to have it stripped due to a positive steroid test.

Despite increasing our standards Canada's biggest hopeful for a gold medal is Chris Bosh and he's not even a fuxing Canadian nor is he competing for Canada.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

THE RECESSION TRAILER PART 2 OF 2

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

War On Drugs = War On Blacks



Props to United States of Anthony for the video

Saturday, August 2, 2008

JEEZY THE RECESSION TRAILER PT 1 OF 2



"Gas higher than I am"

Friday, August 1, 2008

The Syndicate f/ Raekwon - Wig Splash




The Syndicate f/ Raekwon - Wig Splash (Off the new mixtape "The Syndicate is Back Vol. 1: Hosted by Ron G.)
http://www.zshare.net/audio/16277437c9d3d917/

Free Trashman!



Nah fuck that square ass retarded nigga. What happened to having the feds on the payroll? I thought he said he couldn't be caught.

His daughter could get it, fucked up eyes and all

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Hustle To Be Free

I was reading a New York Times article that caught my attention:



For Siddiq Booker, life is full of rejections. Clutching a handful of CDs that bore his dreadlocked visage, Mr. Booker scanned Broadway’s throngs of students, tourists and office workers for anyone he could stop long enough to buy his latest record, which is titled, fittingly, “Hustle to Be Free.” As sirens blared and cab horns honked past Eighth Street in Manhattan on a recent weekday, Mr. Booker, who calls himself Creature, spotted a potential mark among the masses.

“Mr. Beatles,” he yelled to a young man wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with images of the Fab Four. “Check out my album.”

But the man walked on without even glancing at Mr. Booker, who made one last attempt as the man melted into the crowd. “Do it for George, and Paul. I’m a superstar like Ringo.”

There was no time for disappointment. Mr. Booker, who said only that he was in his 30s, waved his CD at a man in a suit and tie heading his way. “Counselor, can I help you diversify your portfolio?” he asked with a grin. The man averted his eyes and quickly weaved out of pitching distance.

The dry spell did not seem to bother Mr. Booker, a Queens native who has sold his CDs on the streets full time for four years and has been invited by music festival organizers and nightclub promoters he has met to perform in cities across Europe. “It’s about keeping the positive energy flowing and finding the commonalities,” he said. “For every hundred noes there are 10 yeses, and that’s a hundred bucks.”

Each day across Manhattan, music peddlers work the sidewalks, selling their own voices, rhythms and poetry about gangs, cash and hustling to those with a few minutes and dollars to spare.

For these rap artists hoping to make it big, Times Square, Herald Square, Union Square and the Village are paved with gold: packed with people who have money and maybe, just maybe, the connections that could lead to a record deal. Spending long hours outside in snow, rain and sun is a full-time job for the artists, and the money they earn each day goes to supporting their professional ambitions and their families.

The peddlers typically sell around 30 CDs a day, for $5 to $10, depending on their bargaining skills and the buyers’ generosity.

Although they live just a short subway ride away from the vintage boutiques and cafes that line the Manhattan sidewalks that they call their offices, these men commute from far different neighborhoods, where blue and red have gangland connotations and drugs, crime and prison are more than just fodder for explicit lyrics.

“Before, I was standing on the corner saying, ‘Gimme your money,’ ” said Roderick Peters, a wiry 19-year-old who said he used to be a member of the Crips gang, as he tried to sell his CDs in front of the Virgin Megastore in Union Square on a humid afternoon. “But now I’m confronting people with something positive: my music. Hip-hop saved me.”

Mr. Peters goes by the nickname Bones Don, which is tattooed on his hands, and wears his long hair in a ponytail. Every morning, he leaves his grandparents’ house in Flatbush, Brooklyn, for what he calls “the Strip” — Broadway, from 14th Street to Canal Street — with 30 copies of his latest album, “Don Season.”

The musicians compete with armies of clipboard-laden volunteers asking for a minute to fight global warming or support gay rights; with “broke and hungry — God bless” beggars; and with that New Yorker apathy and suspicion toward anyone displaying an instrument, sign or smile in public. Most days, a wash of people, often on cellphones or wearing headphones, ignore them, make excuses or simply utter “no.”

Many of these rappers say rejection motivates them to improve their pitch. “The noes keep you going,” Mr. Peters said as two teenagers looked right past him on their way into the store. “I want you to say no; at least it means you see me. Don’t just pass me by like I’m invisible.”

Nearby, Mr. Peters’s mentor, Jaja Fredricks, who is also from Flatbush and introduced Mr. Peters to peddling rap in 2004, was using a broad smile and the power of suggestion to engage passers-by. “Oh, I’m not selling it,” he said of his album to a woman pushing a stroller. “I’m just asking for an e-mail and a donation.” Won over, she gave him $10.

Mr. Fredricks, 27, said that he sometimes gets $20 and even $100 bills, and that he has sold more than 65,000 copies in four years.

He was stabbed in 2006, he said, by someone jealous of his success. “After that, I knew I was a star,” he said.

Over on Avenue of the Americas, Ronell King was making his pitch, one that he grounded in history. “Dizzy Gillespie and Jimi Hendrix were here in the Village,” he said. “We’re carrying on their legacy.” Mr. King, 26, who calls himself Shake-O-Blaize, and lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, has been selling his music on the streets for six years.

He sticks with the grind to build a fan base, because, he says, no one else is going to do it for him. “If people don’t know who I am or what I’m doing with a CD in my hand, they think it’s a bootleg,” he said. “But this is my record, my bar code, my label. This is me.”


Reading articles like this inspires me and reminds me of when I first started in the music game, pushing cds out of a backpack.

From personal experience I would say that the best approach is to got to local high schools at lunch time or when school gets out as they are more likely to say yes. And if at all possible let them listen to the music.

In front of the record store is probably the worst place to hustle cds because people will wonder why your cd is not on the shelf of the store.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New cure For HIV discovered!



Come on now, this isn't news. Everyone knows there has been a cure for AIDS for YEARS just ask Magic (seriously it's been 17 years, and he still shows no signs of it and everyone else with it is dying) or the people of Gambia.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Jeezy - Put On Remix ft. Jay-z!




CD Quality courtesy of Xclusives Zone

Redman's New Car?



Is this a joke or for real? Mean he's joking about it but is that actually his car?

Purple Tape (Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx) 2 Preview

Hot Rod talks about mixtape with Tha Advocate n Ballerstatus

Creative Recreation Cesario



I need to find a pair of these when they drop

Spotted at Selectism

Ya boy is trying to know Ashley Logan personally too...



Backshot Queen is a Red Cafe song so... does that mean the that Ashley knows Red Cafe PERSONALLY?

Monday, July 28, 2008

Dedicated To All The Lying Ass Rappers

*cough* Rick Ross, Akon & Plies *cough*

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Diamond Iphone

Debut Mixtape From Swedish Superstar J-son





Download Now

Peep the street banger Jeep

BMW 750i

Saturday, July 19, 2008

National Geographics presents Bloods & Crips

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Love Is For Suckers




We back on that shit...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Kardinal Offishall (Feat. Lindo P) - Burnt

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Littles The General ft Lazy Jaw & Aristo - Money Cash Cars Hoes



Bonus:

Littles The General - Naked

Infinite - Take A Look




Bonus Videos:

Infinite ft Divine Brown - Gotta Get Mine

Infinite ft Jully Black

Ghetto Concept - Krazy World



Classic song

Classified - The Maritimes

Its Canada day so all day is gonna be nothing but Canadian love.




I dunno what Class is talking about mixing tobacco with weed, I think its a country thing...


Bonus Videos:

Classified ft Rocky Ninja - Heavy Artillery

Classified ft. Maestro & DJ IV - Its Hard To Be Hip Hop

Monday, June 30, 2008

MOUNTAIN DEW Taste Test



For those that don't know, the boy fucks with Mountain Dew heavily (fuck you, no it doesn't lower your sperm count), but living in Canada we only have caffine free, Amp and Amp Overdrive.

And Coke needs to bring back the Sprite Remix...

Hitting Roc Bottom


Hitting ROC Bottom from jeff on Vimeo.



Oh my god... this is hilarious.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

No Tight Clothes



What happened to the 5xl tall tees?

Bonus Video:

Young French - Rockstar (Jim Jones Diss)

Saturday, June 28, 2008

BOO ROSSINI NUMBER ONE D-BOY DVD SNEAK PEAK



Real talk, every hood everywhere is the same really, ain't much difference from city to city.

G-Dep - Everyday Video



Opportunity knocked but I missed it, out in the park getting lifted...

Child of the Ghetto was heavily slept on and never received the acclaim it deserved. This song is by far the realist shit I ever heard in my life probably in part cause I can relate it to my own life. This feels like my story.

I usually don't write personal post but in the past 6 months I've had to deal with a lot of issues dealing with "friends" and I've never felt more alone in my life. The people that have stayed around me have stopped me from doing a lot of things I would have regretted down the road, 3 murders and a couple kidnappings. Things were way past the planning stages, I actually spent nights sitting on people's steps waiting for people to come out when it was 20 below. When your motivated enough to spend hours outside in that kind of cold you know shit is real.

Dealing with the pain I developed a syrup problem, mind you I on the syrup before that but it wasn't a problem before that. I'm not physically addicted like say Lil Wayne but I just can't cope with day to day life without it. "Its like I only get by when I'm feeling the high". Having been on it once in the last 2 months I can relate to everything G-Dep is saying on the song.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Maino on the Angie Martinez Show



Drug related kidnapping? Hearing this makes me glad that I have people around me that stop me from doing this like this... I'm not gonna say much about it cause your boy almost did the same shit.


I'm really waiting to hear this second single. This is not the first time Maino has mentioned how strong it is.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Talib Kweli At Bonnaroo Music Festival

www.ourstage.com

Monday, June 23, 2008

Shaq Disses Kobe



I'm laughing too hard to comment

Ice-T Responds To Soulja Boy, Kanye Weighs In



This nigga like 50 rocking a jersey older than Soulja Boy...

Kanye had this to say:

Soulja boy is fresh ass hell and is actually the true meaning of what hip hop is sposed to be. He came from the hood, made his own beats, made up a new saying, new sound and a new dance with one song. He had all of America rapping this summer. If that ain't Hip Hop then what is? A bunch of wannabe keep it real rappers that ain't even relevant, recycling samples trying to act like it's 96 again and all they do is hate on new shit? Niggas always talk about the golden age but for a 13 year old kid, this is the golden age!!! That song was so dope cause everything he said had a hidden meaning... that's Nas level shit... he just put it over some steel drums which is also some Nas shit if you had the 2nd album cassette with the bonus track "Silent Murder" on it. In closing... new niggas get ya money$$$$$$$$$$ Keep this shit fresh and original.... ain't no fuckin' rules to this shit and that's what real hip hop is to me.


*Edit:
If anyone actually cares about this "beef" or Spider Loc's career, the west coast rapper added his 2 cents on the track Deez Weirdoz

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Reverse Shoplifting? WTF?



A bizarre yet interesting way of guerrilla marketing and making a political statement, shopdropping is the reverse of shoplifting. It involves leaving an item on a store shelf rather than taking it.


More info @ LA Times & WebUrbanist

Soulja Boy Responds To Ice-T



No I'm in no way a fan of Soulja Boy but he really got in Ice-T's ass, no homo. This is some real shit, if hip hop is dead then save it. Old ass dudes need to stop hating on youngin's and take it like a man.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Coremga - Live Your Life (Video)




This is hands down my favorite song on the True Meaning and Cormega is one of my favorite rappers which makes it nice to finally see a video for this.

IWC Ingenieur Zinedine Zidane Watch



This watch was made to celebrate the career of French soccer player Zinedine Zidane (ain't that the dude that headbutted the other dude in the chest and cost his team the game? They make watches in your honor for that?)

I'm actually debating on getting a new watch, right now I have an Omega Seamaster which is perfectly find but I've just gotten bored with it.

DJ Envy Works Out With LL Cool J



I can hate on LL all I want but the truth is son is built and Envy would be embarssing me in those workouts. But I missed when working out had anything to do with music. I guess sex sells and women buy his albums...

As for his mixtape... nigga need to stop trying to be 50

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Lamborghini Cop Car?!?!



source:Luxury Luanches


Try and out that run that shit son... cops ain't playing...

Tim Ferriss: A True Go Getter



Pick up a book son....

Friday, June 6, 2008

JR Writer On His Grind Part 2 (w/ Hell Rell)

Lil Boy Gets His Hustle On




This was the Maxim joke of the day:


A woman takes a lover during the day, while her husband is at work. Her nine-year-old son comes home unexpectedly, so she puts him in the closet and shuts the door. Her husband also comes home, so she puts her lover in the closet, with the little boy.

The little boy says, “Dark in here.”
The man says, “Yes, it is.”
Boy: “I have a baseball.”
Man: “That’s nice.”
Boy: “Want to buy it.”
Man: “No, thanks.”
Boy: “My dad’s outside.”
Man: “OK, how much?”
Boy: “$25.00”

The next few weeks find the boy and her mother’s lover in the closet together.

Boy: “Dark in here.”
Man: “Yes, it is.”
Boy: “I have a baseball mitt.”
The lover remembering the last time asks the boy, “How much?”
Boy: “$75.00”
Man: “Fine.”

A few days later, the father says to the boy, “Grab your glove. Let’s go outside and toss the baseball back and forth.” The boy says, “I can’t, I sold them.”
The father asks, “How much did you sell them for?”
Boy: “$100.00”
The father says, “That’s terrible to overcharge your friends like that, that is way more than those two things cost. I’m taking you to church and making you confess.”

They go to church and the father makes the little boy sit in the confession booth, then closes the door.
The boy says, “Dark in here.”
The priest says, “Don’t start that shit again.”

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Bush Government Pushing Opium In The Middle East?


The facts speak for themselves, however. The Taliban wiped out heroin production entirely by 2001. Three years later, there were once again bumper crops, accounting for over half Afghanistan's GNP, 90 per cent of the world's heroin. And not only turning a blind eye, but actively engaging in drug smuggling, according to many observers, including Russian Ambassador Zamir Kabulov.

Commenting on widespread reports that US military transport planes are used for shipping narcotics out of Afghanistan, he told the Russian news channel Vesti, "if such actions do take place they cannot be undertaken without contact with Afghans, and if one Afghan man knows this, at least half of Afghanistan will know about this sooner or later. That is why I think this is possible, but cannot prove it." The Vesti report said drugs from Afghanistan are flown by US transport aircraft to bases Ganci in Kyrgyzstan and Incirlik in Turkey.

Russian journalist Arkady Dubnov quotes Afghan sources as saying that, "85 per cent of all drugs produced in southern and southeastern provinces are shipped abroad by US aviation." A source in Afghanistan's security services told Dubnov that the American military buy drugs from local Afghan officials who deal with field commanders overseeing eradication of drug production. Dubnov claimed in Vremya Novostei that the administration of President Hamid Karzai, including his two brothers, Kajum Karzai and Ahmed Vali Karzai, are deeply involved in the narcotics trade.

Source: Al-Aharam Weekly

Frank Lucas got nothing on George Bush..... Y'all realize that voting for Obama cause he's black might fuck up the hustle? I'm just saying....

The Alpo Story



I seen this a while ago but not everyone is up on it. Alpo was that dude, swear to good that son is one of my heros. Pick this up and Game Over which is the story of Alpo, Rich Porter & Azie. Mad the nigga snitched but it is what it is.

Diddy Talks About Obama



I don't usually make the posts about politics cause I'm a hood nigga, I don't give a fuck about who runs the country, they ain't really doing shit for me. I'm out here in the streets, I don't even vote. But all the "democrats" voting for McCain can eat a dick

Why Does Everyone Want In The Music Industry?



On the real everyone is trying to get in the rap game, personally I tried to get out. A career in music is one of the worst jobs you can have especially as an indepentant artist. On the real crack game > rap game.

Frenchy - City Of Dreams (Feat. AR & Cassidy)



Cocaine City.... The City Of Dreams

Peter Rosenberg Interviews Rick Ross & Maino At Summer Jam

Lil Wayne Blueprint Interview: Loves Nivea




Wayne needs to lay off the syrup, son is completely out of touch with reality. Son lucky no one shot him for the dumb shoot me comments. Nigga said music is my drug while he got a cup of syrup with him.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Mysonne - Nothing On Me



This is a little old(bout a month) but a lot of people are checking for Mysonne.

Kevin Federline Wins Father Of The Year Award


Federline was award Father of The Year by Las Vegas club Prive as reported by Ireland Online. This makes Federline's second father of the year award in 6 months, maybe he's not the douchebag we all thought he was. This still doesn't justify Popozao

Lil Flip Involved In Car Crash



Houston rapper Lil Flip was reportedly involved in a car crash in his hometown last night (June 3).

According to a press release issued by the rapper's spokesperson, the crash took place on the Southwest side of Houston, TX and Flip’s car was totaled.

The rapper would be rushed to hospital where he was treated for neck and wrist injuries.

Other details about the crash were not revealed.

Flip has currently been gearing up for the release of his upcoming album titled Holla Back. The album is slated to hit shelves on July 29th via Clover G Records/BCD Music Group.

“We are looking forward to Lil’ Flip’s speedy recovery so we can get back to promoting and doing shows for his July 29th release of Holla Back,” said the rapper's spokesperson in a statement.


Source: Sixshot.com

The Lost Tapes Vol. 1



I was digging through my cd collection and decided to share some songs that you probably missed over the years, most of the tracks are off regional releases with limited distribution. I seriously could have done like 100 songs from N.O. or The Bay alone so many of the songs are from these areas. Not even gonna front 90% of these album covers look the same , Pen & Pixel stay getting paid...

Included are:

40 Glocc - Poppa Lil Soldier (Produced by Dr Dre)
C-Loc - Nice Action Ft Lil Boosie & Max Minelli
Thugg Lordz (Mad Max & Lil Ki) - Thugg Lord Religion (I'd swear I'm the only dude with this album and I have it on a cd-r...)
Soopafly- Bacc 2 LA ft Daz & Xzibit
Self Scientific - The Covenant
Thug Lordz (Yukmouth & C-Bo) American Dreams (Yukmouth Solo)
The Soldiers - Games People Play (King George Solo)
Black Eyed Peas (Pre Furgie) - Request Line Ft Macy Gray (Will.I.Am Remix)
Ras Kass - Shine ft Vis-A-Vis
Skip - Pimps & Players ft Juvenile & Corey Cee

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I'm gonna try and do this once a week from now on, next week I'm keeping it East Coast.

Serius Jones - Bang

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Lloyd Banks & Tony Yayo On 106 & Park




Talk about awkward, you can cut the tension between Yayo and Rocsi with a knife

JR Writer On His Grind Part 1

Monday, June 2, 2008

The Real: The Young Buck and The Chainless


The Young Buck and The Chainless from jeff on Vimeo.


I can't believe how fast they put this together. LOL @ "With all of Curtis' enemies it could have been Jeffery, or Joe, or Jason or Jayceon with a Y"

LL Cool J Verses That Don't Suck



Since people seem to think I'm hating here is some LL verses that aren't complete garbage. I'm leaving out the damn love songs too


LL Cool J ft Method Man, Redman, Canibus, DMX & Master P - 4,3,2,1
Craig Mack ft Notorious B.I.G., Rampage, Busta Ryhmes & LL Cool J - Flava In Ya Ear Remix
LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
LL Cool J - Ripper Strikes Back *cough* Written By Eminem *cough*

Killah Priest - Hood Nursery Video




Holy fuck... this is like the rawest video ever... Priest ain't playing around...

Saigon - True Story Video




This song is old as hell, I think this is the first Saigon song I ever hear but its still classic, nice to see a video for it. Scram Jones killed this beat, I was putting out a song with the same sample out around the same time and scrapped it cause this just murdered it

Saturday, May 31, 2008

LL Cool J - Hi Again Haters Audio

http://www.zshare.net/audio/129027128e66a58b/


Maino should beat his ass for making such a wack version of his song. Come on son you trying to solidify a spot as the greatest of all time and you dropping hot garbage, go get a ghostwriter or something, corny ass Sears ass nigga. 99% of your fans wear high heals, what made you think a mixtape was a good idea? Street niggas ain't trying to hear your old dusty ass. Step your bars up, those elementary type bars might have been hot like 20 years ago but this ain't 20 years ago, you done, hang it up. The Maino song that comes to mind with regards to LL isn't Hi Haters, it's Take It Like A Man.

Lil Wayne Carter 3 Leak


The Carter 3 has leaked, this version is missing one track but by the end of the day I have no doubt a full version will have leaked. I've yet to listen to it so I'll probably do another post reviewing it later.

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Used Kitchen Oil Theft On The Rise?!?!



“Fryer grease has become gold,” Mr. Damianidis said. “And just over a year ago, I had to pay someone to take it away.”

Much to the surprise of Mr. Damianidis and many other people, processed fryer oil, which is called yellow grease, is actually not trash. The grease is traded on the booming commodities market. Its value has increased in recent months to historic highs, driven by the even higher prices of gas and ethanol, making it an ever more popular form of biodiesel to fuel cars and trucks.

In 2000, yellow grease was trading for 7.6 cents per pound. On Thursday, its price was about 33 cents a pound, or almost $2.50 a gallon. (That would make the 2,500-gallon haul in the Burger King case worth more than $6,000.)

Biodiesel is derived by processing vegetable oil or animal fat with alcohol. It is increasingly available around the country, but it is expensive. With the right kind of conversion kit (easily found on the Internet) anyone can turn discarded cooking oil into a usable engine fuel that can burn on its own, or as a cheap additive to regular diesel.

New York Times Article

They can't be fuxing serious....

Wale - The Mixtape About Nothing

Wale - The Mixtape About Nothing
We been waiting for what seems like forever for Wale's new mixtape presented by 10 Deep, The Mixtape About Nothing. But its finally here. The Mixtape About Nothing draws heavily from Seinfeld for inspiration, this can be seen on the first song The Opening Title Sequence where Wale raps over the Seinfeld theme music and every 4 bars asks "What's the deal with..." and the fact that the title of every song starts with "The". Wale brings a breath of fresh air to hip hop which has been rather stale lately. I'm gonna have the entire mixtape on repeat for awhile.

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