Saturday, July 21, 2007

fwd - Mommy what's a Backpacker?

I stumbled upon this great article that explains how the 2nd rap golden age died, along with grunge/alt rock, in 1996, & this sparked the "rap civil war" between the mainstream & the "backpacker".

It's interesting how the conversion of radio & video from a capitalist market to a oligopoly market accelerated the rap industry's dumbing down.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Common Sense discography

Common has a new album Finding Forever coming soon.

If you want to review Common's consistent & high-quality discography, the blog Ariel's Groove has got preview links.

Disclaimer: These are preview lainks only, if you like this ish, by the album(s).

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Raices Del Asfalto

This blogspot Raices Del Asfalto has preview lainks for spanish-language rap from all over the Americas.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Ray Hudson describing Riquelme, needs a pause!

This may be the most hilarious 8-seconds ever uttered in the English language. Trust me, you got to watch this clip.

Peep the great Ray Hudson describe the Gaucho futbol player Juan Riquelme.

Hilarious, but unlike Spike Lee, unfortunately Hudson didn't have that announcer Gus Johnson to pause him!

Ray Hudson

I saw this guy Ray Hudson, when watching some Copa America games on Gol TV. Hudson is an English ex-futbol player, & current announcer.

Just from a few games, I proclaim Hudson GOAT of English-language futbol announcers.

I also induct Hudson into my hyper HOF.

Hudson is hyper, hilarious, & insightful about futbol, simultaneously. Hudson throws in hilarious similes that Chino XL or Eminem would be proud of.

Peep some of his work. Peep Pt 2, I don't even mind when he Schiavos the other commentator for mentioning Rafael Nadal, implying that when compared to fubolers all tennis players are as bitchmade as Hollywood actors like Tom Cruise.

Pt 1

Pt 2

Pt 3