Saturday, April 14, 2007

Media Matters' list of right-wingnuts whose bigotry exceeds Imus

Media Matters has a list of right-wingnuts whose speech is far worse than Imus. It has links to audio or video of some of the examples of these douche-nuts' bigotry/racism/xenophobia/sexism.

I don't think Imus should have been fired, due to free speech. Perhaps many people could've boycotted Imus, which might have caused his ratings to drop so much that he would get fired for low ratings. I think that would have been more effective in opposing bigotry than firing Imus. However, if Imus was not fired, he might have cleaned up his show. Supposedly Imus did not have a history of extreme bigotry like mAnn Coulter or Michael Savage.

If anyone should be fired due to bigotry, it's Coulter & Savage.

Friday, April 13, 2007

tennis match on a half clay, half grass court

Federer & Nadal are gonna play an exhibition May 2 on a half clay, half grass court. Wow, this is both WTF & interesting, I hope it's televised.

I pick Fed in 2 sets.

article - Defending Don Imus

Cenk from The Young Turks has an interesting article defending free speech, and showing that other talking heads like mAnn Coulter are 1000X worse than Don Imus.

Imus is a douche, but shouldn't have gotten fired

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Playlist - Pls Retry the Playlist - 2007

Pls note the "Playlist - 2007" in the upper left hand side of my blog.

If you haven't tried this yet, pls try it, by pressing the "play" button, which is the 2nd button from the left.

If you have tried this yet, but before Wed Apr-11 evening, PLS RETRY AGAIN. Fux & Belize, try it again if you can.

Pls reply in the comments

1 Did the music stream well without too many "buffering pauses" where you had to wait for the music to play?

2 How was the sound quality?

Thx in advance for testing this!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Busta Rhymes = most hyper dude ever?

Busta Rhymes aka
Busta Buss
Busta Bust Down Somethin
Busta Reemo
Trevor Smith

has to be inducted into the hyper HOF.

It is possible that Busta might be the most hyper human ever. Check the videos as proof.

"Woo Hah! Got You All In Check" from the 1996 debut album "The Coming" is one of the best rap songs ever, and definitely the most hyper rap song ever. Check the videos.

Woo Hah! Got You All In Check

Woo Hah Remix ft. Ol Dirty Bastard

Woo Hah [Live concert]

Before Busta was a solo MC was spazzin the eff out with his crew the Leaders Of The New School. I first became a Busta fan from viewing the "What's Next" video in 1993

1993 What's Next

1993 Classic Material

Busta became a solo MC in 1996 and has made several unforgettable spastic videos

1997 Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See

1997 Dangerous

1997 Fire It Up

1998 Gimme Some Mo

2000 Fire

2001 Break Ya Neck

Busta has been guest-rapped on dozen of songs, being perhaps the most utilized guest rapper of all time. Here are just a few of these songs

1991 A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario [Remix]

1993 A Tribe Called Quest - Oh My God
note spastic Busta going nuts just doing the 3-word chorus

1994 Craig Mack - Flava In Ya Ear [Remix]

2000 MOP - Ante Up

In recent years Busta has chosen to be more calm. Some might say it would be odd for Busta to act crazy & buckwild at age 34. I disagree, George Clinton is 65 & still crazy. Plus Busta's crazy steelo is really unique, I don't think anyone else can spaz out quite like Busta.

I hope his Busta's current boss Dr. Dre will allow him make at least a few more spastic songs in the future.

Vince Spadea book

tennis player & MC Vince Spadea wrote an award winning books about life on the ATP Tour.

Kamakshi Tandon from has a book review. Sounds like a dece book

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Lords of the Underground

Lords of the Underground are one of the illest rap groups of all time. They had MCs Do It All & Mr. Funkee, and DJ Lord Jazz on the 1s & 2s. They had production from the legendary Marley Marl, as well as K-Def. The MCs are from Newark, NJ, & Lord Jazz is from Cleveland.

They had the classic album in 1993 "Here Come The Lords". I played the crap out of that album, such that even today I could probably recite you half the verses. Every track is good. This album is slept on and should be included in the historical top album lists.

Chief Rocka. Check fellow Newark representative Redman in the video, as well as Marley Marl.

Here Come The Lords

The next year they followed up with another excellent album "Keepers of the Funk".

Tic Toc

What I'm After

In 1999 they had a disappointing album "Resurrection" with different types of beats and rhyme style from Mr.Funkee.

According to their myspace & this site they've been touring in Europe and are working on a 4th album. I hope it will be great & they garner some new fans that subsequently check for their great first 2 albums. I doubt they will get any mainstream radio play, but nowadays indie artist can get heard by real rap fans if they make a quality album, thanks to sites like HHB.

Here's some reasons why LOTUG was so unique & great:
1 Heavy use of horns - saxophone, trumpet, etc. I can't recall any other rap artist using so many horns in their beats, this made their beats very unique and great.

2 Spastic rhyme steelo. Do It All & Mr. Funkee made their energetic beats even more hyper with their fast-raping passionate hyper steez. Check all the crazy hand gestures in the videos. LOTUG music is like audio caffeine, you get amped listening to it. "Funky Child" (unfortunately video not avail on youtube) has to be one of the most hyper songs of all time, perhaps tied with Busta Rhymes' "Woo Hah". In fact, I am selecting Do It All & Mr. Funkee here as the inaugural inductees in my hyper HOF (hall of fame).

3 Unique voice. Mr. Funkee has a unique high-pitch voice. Unlike many lame annoying high-pitched voice MCs like Little Wayne, Funkee's voice was ill. Do It All also had a unique voice.

4 DJ scratching. Currently only a few artists such as Dilated Peoples use
extensive DJ scratching. DJ Lord Jazz was nice with the turntables.

5 Comedy in lyrics. Like DJ scratching, this is kind of an endangered attribute in current rap. Funkee said
"once I get up on the mic
guarantee satisfaction
make you want to scream 'hee hee'
like Michael Jackson"

6. passion for rap. These dudes are hip-hop incarnate, no KRS-1 fake religion. Check Funkee's verse on "Chief Rocka"
"I hear a beat I grab the mic, and then I start this workin
The kids around the way used to think that I was buggin
But they don't understand how I feel about the funk
I walk with the funk, I talk with the funk
I eat with the funk, I sleep with the funk
I live for the funk, I'll die for the funk
So now what do they say, when I'm walkin up the block?
Boom shaka laka there goes the Chief Rocka"

LOTUG is ill - go listen to their first 2 albums