Bun B Interview

•May 5, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Picked up on this interview from Phonte’s (of Little Brother) Twitter account, Phontigallo. Dope interview from the always wise Bun B. Although… it sounds like the interviewer just pulled questions from the interview on the DVD that came with the Underground Kings album. Don’t waste your time (it runs 38 minutes) if you’ve heard that before.

The Sound of Young America

Kanye Responds to South Park

•April 9, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Kanye responded on his blog to South Park’s Wednesday episode–not unlike he did in the show. He conceded that he’s an arrogant dude. Good call, now we can all move on. SP-1 Kanye West-0. See his response below:

“SOUTH PARK MURDERED ME LAST NIGHT AND IT’S PRETTY FUNNY. IT HURTS MY FEELINGS BUT WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM SOUTH PARK! I ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON MY EGO THOUGH. HAVING THE CRAZY EGO IS PLAYED OUT AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE AND CAREER. I USE TO USE IT TO BUILD UP MY ESTEEM WHEN NOBODY BELIEVED IN ME. NOW THAT PEOPLE DO BELIEVE AND SUPPORT MY MUSIC AND PRODUCTS THE BEST RESPONSE IS THANK YOU INSTEAD OF “I TOLD YOU SO!!!” IT’S COOL TO TALK SHIT WHEN YOU’RE RAPPING BUT NOT IN REAL LIFE. WHEN YOU MEET LITTLE WAYNE IN PERSON HE’S THE NICEST GUY FOR EXAMPLE. I JUST WANNA BE A DOPER PERSON WHICH STARTS WITH ME NOT ALWAYS TELLING PEOPLE HOW DOPE I THINK I AM. I NEED TO JUST GET PAST MYSELF. DROP THE BRAVADO AND JUST MAKE DOPE PRODUCT. EVERYTHING IS NOT THAT SERIOUS. AS LONG AS PEOPLE THINK I ACT LIKE A BITCH THIS TYPE OF SHIT WILL HAPPEN TO ME. I GOT A LONG ROAD AHEAD OF ME TO MAKE PEOPLE BELIEVE I’M NOT ACTUALLY A HUGE DOUCHE BUT I’M UP FOR THE CHALLENGE. I’M SURE THE WRITERS AT SOUTH PARK ARE REALLY NICE PEOPLE IN REAL LIFE. THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO DRAW MY CREW. THAT WAS PRETTY FUNNY ALSO!! I’M SURE THERE’S GRAMMATICAL ERRORS IN THIS… THAT’S HOW YOU KNOW IT’S ME!”

And then on Friday he let everyone know that South Park wasn’t what made him realize his ego was inflated…. Savvy to discuss it on a Friday. No one will talk about it over the water cooler but seriously Kanye, move on. Bringing it up will only make it worse. Full text below:

“THE SOUTH PARK EPISODE DID NOT MAKE ME HAVE THIS EGO EPIPHANY! I ACTUALLY ONLY WATCHED A PIECE OF THE EPISODE WHICH WAS FUNNY. I’VE BEEN WORKING ON MYSELF FOR A WHILE NOW, WHICH IS HARD TO DO IN THE PUBLIC EYE. I JUST USED THIS AS A PLATFORM TO EXPRESS WHERE MY HEAD IS AT.”

Kanye Likes Fishdicks

•April 9, 2009 • 1 Comment

Wednesday’s new South Park episode, “Fish Sticks” featured an angry, confused fishstick loving Kanye West. The episode features a joke that sweeps the nation. Everyone loves it but Kanye, who doesn’t hear the pun. 

It goes: “Do you like fishsticks?”

“Yeah.”

“You like putting fishdicks in your mouth?”

“Yeah”

“What are you a gay fish?”

If you’re a fan of South Park it was not a great episode by any means. Kanye’s character was lame. They got that he’s a rapper, an egomaniac, fashionable,  and a black man, but that’s about it. The episode’s portrayal of comedian Carlos Mencia was actually way funnier:”Come on man do you know what it’s like? Being a comedian but not being funny. Come on Kanye I just take jokes and repackage them with a Mexican accent…”

Kanye’s ego is equated to Cartman’s and at the end he finally realizes that his ego was getting in the way of something… His love for gay fish. It ends with a Kanye music video that sounds like something off of his “808 & Heartbreaks” album. The video is worth checking out above.

Considering Mr. West’s massive ego it should be interesting to watch his reaction to the episode. As of this post he had yet to respond on his blog butI’m sure we’ll here from him soon. My advice Kanye…don’t go after Trey Parker and Matt Stone–they’re smarter than you and have 30 minutes to cut you down while you only have a couple of bars. He should embrace it and mention fishsticks on his next album.

Peep all of Kanye’s scenes:

The Weekly Hot Bar

•March 10, 2009 • 1 Comment

I haven’t been great about keeping up with the weekly hot bar. I wish I could say it was because there hasn’t been some dope stuff floating around out there but it is because I have been a lazy, busy p.o.s. lately.

This week’s post is not really focused on content like it should be, it’s just damn funny. YFWB opened up my eye’s to this kid, Pruane on You Tube. Now I’m hooked. He’s like that weird kid in your 6th grade class that you never paid any attention. Then you get to college and this kid is the funniest, goofiest pot head in your apartment building. 

Anyway check out Pruane’s take on the Chris Brown, Rihana drama pt 2.

Oh and…

Rick Ross has nothing on this kid’s 50 diss.

If Project Pat Were President

•March 8, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I didn’t pay any attention to Project Pat’s Outro on Real Recognize Real the first couple of listens. Actually, I just skipped it. I’m an idiot. The Hypnotize Minds Camp Posse has been putting out hilarious Outros–relevant to current events–forever. Rememember when Three 6 Mafia told us “By the time you get this album the whole world will probably be at war with Iraq…just put your blunt through the gas mask…”

On Project Pat’s new outro, recorded a day after the presidential election, he doesn’t get all preachy about the Obama victory–not that he ever would. Anyway check it out, it’s pretty funny. I think if the GOP ever wanted to keep a black man out of office again, they could just play this over and over. It’d stir up the base for sure.

It got me thinking too. If Project Pat made it to the white house, what changes would he make–besides painting it black, throwing in a disco ball and issuing reparations? Who would be in his cabinet?

Vice President: Juicy-J

Secretary of State: After publicly dissing the Project Pat Camp in his desperate attempt at a come back, Koopsta Knicca would kiss and make up to become the Secretary of State.

Treasury Secretary: DJ Paul

Defense Secretary: Project Pat would be his own Defense Secretary

Agriculture Secretary: Lil’ White

First order of business: Fix the current crack-market crisis brought on by unethical gangster practices, aka snitching.

Legacy: First southern gangster rapper to capture the young, middle class white male demographic.

The Roots Make Their Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Premiere

•March 3, 2009 • Leave a Comment

The Roots showed that they were vets of the live performance Monday on the first broadcast of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. While Fallon bumbled through his jokes and cut off Robert Deniro,The Roots turned some lame segments into decent sketches.

Probably the highlight of the premiere was when Fallon read the news to a Roots slow jam while Black Thought sang goofy back up vocals. 

Lick It For 10 was an anti-climactic attempt at product placement where contestants licked a lawnmower, printer and fish bowl for 10$. It became half way funny when the roots played a slow jam for the slow-mo replay.

Then later they laid down some tracks for Justin Timberlake’s John Mayer and Michael McDonald impressions.

I thought The Roots were crazy to take the gig, and while I think the show was weak, it will get better–Fallon was pretty nervous. But the show’s best moments were when The Roots were involved. It could turn them into the stars they deserve to be with out having to record pop. A major TV network broadcast still reaches more people than anything. Conan, in the same time slot, averaged 2 million viewers per episode this season. Last week, Conan averaged 5 million viewers. Let’s face it, as of Monday more people have seen and heard the Roots in one night than ever would have been possible if they stayed on the alternative circuit.

Catch the episode online when it drops tomorrow.

Joaquin Phoenix Joins The Rap Game

•February 13, 2009 • 2 Comments

If you didn’t see Joaquin Phoenix’s classic performance last night on Letterman you are really missing out.  It was a drug-induced meltdown for the ages… It reminded me of a video I saw a while back: Top 5 Drug Fueled Interviews from Cracked.com (Crispin Glover’s [Back To The Future] was on Letterman too). You seriously might cry watching Richard Pryor….

This is only the latest in a bizarre behavior spree for Phoenix. Joaquin has said he is retiring from acting to pursue a hip hop career.  From what I can make out from a recent rap & fall in Las Vegas, it’s going to be a short one IF he’s serious.  You can’t be as strung out as lil wayne with out the years of experience… no, you just can’t be as strung out as lil wayne–period.

But I belong to the camp that thinks Joaquin’s recent antics are just part of a mockumentary he is making with Casey Affleck.  They say the best place to hide is in plain site.  So why not make a Borat-style film using your own celebrity as the character?