Tuesday, November 27, 2007


For the longest time in the world my favorite song of all time was My Cherie Amour by Stevie. I always loved the melody and felt I could relate to the song. Within the last 3 years or so, I began taking a more fond interest in JAZZ and JAZZ standards as it pertains to melodies. One standard I've grown quite fond of, and will probably call my new number 1 song of all time is Stardust. That melody is so dam fresh. The problem. Who's version do I like the most? So many great musicians and vocalists have done Stardust. Here are some great examples:

Clifford Brown

Louis Armstrong

Nat King Cole

Artie Shaw

Whom do you like????

Saturday, November 24, 2007


Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving Holiday Rap 2007

I woke up this Thanksgiving morning wanting to record a rap. I had no ideas. My friends and I had a Pre-Thanksgiving party last night and I was hungry. I went downstairs to look for left-overs.

Looking at a mangled turkey did not look very enticing. I ate some left over bread and had a great idea for a Holiday Rap.

I went back to bed and started writing some SERIOUS LYRICAL FLOWS. The tightest rhymes I've probably ever written in my life. Whenever I record a rap, I usually write my rhymes first before I make the beat. That's just me.

I thought Bob James would be nice and cater to a nice fun Holiday Rap. Two hours later I came out with this. Tell me what you think.


Saturday, November 10, 2007

Found Treasure. 84 Mixtape Download

When Rock Rubin was at my house last week he let me borrow some of his old cassette tapes. Among his collection of classic music like Run DMC, Cold Crush VS. Fantastic, Busy Bee Vs. Kool Moe, I came across a gray TDK. The tape contained a battle from 1983 or 84 between two DJs in a sound system battle. I couldn't make out the names but it sounds like Fast Freddie Hilton Vs. Mace Johnson. It must've been recorded in New York because these two DJs were only playing breakbeats and the MC constantly yells out New York Rappers and Bboys throughout the tape. I uploaded it to my macspace so that you can all download this unknown treasure. Thanks Rock Rubin.
Lost Battle 84 Download

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


If you like it or hate it, I'd love to hear a response or some good old constructive criticism. Thanks hip hoppers.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Rox With Rubin

From out of the blue, I ran into an old hip hop producer from the 80s. From what I remember he was bad ass when he was hitten the Roland. I had to buy him an extra-side of red beans and rice from Popeyes to get him to walk back into the studio again. What happened was pure magic.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Real Battles

To be in New York in the 30s seems like the ultimate experience. I can't imagine what it be like to experience these two legendary battles. Who would be named "The King of Swing" on either end? Dancefloors packed. The best of the best going at it. These posters are bad ass. If only I had a DELOREAN with a dam flux capicitor. How could I've been so careless?