Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fashion: The Dopest Hoodie Ever!

Marc Ecko and Star Wars team up for a series of sweatshirts. This one is dope, but im waiting for the Chewbacca one!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Happy Birfday!

The Prodigy at work

Happy 20th Birthday to CB&M Co-founder and my homie Max "Stax" Rothstein. You Old Bastard!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

News: More Kanye nonsense

So I apologize for all this Kanye News lately, but shit, the guy knows how to make the news.
first up 808's and Heartbreaks in now coming out on "November Something" as Kanye explained in his blog. His reasoning for pushing it up was simply that he's done with it.
Second piece of news, Kanye has signed a deal with comedy central and Jackhole productions (the cats that did Crank Yankers) for a show deal. I really don't know how to describe it and if anyone out there can, let us know. But here is a new sneak peak of Kanye West's show "Aligator Boots"

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Film: Notorius Trailer

Notorious, in theaters January 09. Pumped!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Congrats Ari!

Jeremy Piven won the Emmy for best supporting actor for the second consecutive year! Did anyone see Ari slap the shit out of Adam Davies hahahahah "a bitchslap for a bitch"

"It's 90 degrees outside and you got on a scarf"

Fashion: BAPE Fall/Winter 2008

For all you Fashionistas, its fashion week in London and fresh for your enjoyment is the 2008 fall and winter 2009 collection for BAPE. Anchor pieces include some classy jackets and sweaters, but fear not BAPE hasn't abandoned its tradtional street camo look. Check out the rest of the collection. Next week is Fashion Milan and follwing that is Fashion week Paris, which will headline new collections from mainstream labels Gucci, Dolce and Gabanna, Ralph Lauren (Suppose to be super hot) and my new favorite, Tom Ford. Stay Locked

BAPE Fall/Winter

Music: Zo! and Tigallo Love the 80s

Now I been playing this joint for a while, but I gotta put it up because the full length album "Zo and Tigallo Love the 80's" is about to drop on October 7th. For those of you not familiar with this project, Zo, a DC area producer (by way of Detroit), who produced record for Little Brother hooks up with Phonte (of Little Brother) cover a couple hot 80's tracks. Check out my boy Jamie over at Funkadelic Freestyles for a full length interview with Zo! and Phonte.

In the mean time enjoy "Take on Me" a cover of the A-ha off Zo! and Tigallo Love the 80's

Zo! and Tigallo on Myspace

Take on Me- Zo! & Tigallo

let us know what u think of the track!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Politics: Tim Wise - This is Your Nation on White Privilege

This is Your Nation on White Privilege

September 13, 2008, 2:01 pm

This is Your Nation on White Privilege

By Tim Wise

For those who still can’t grasp the concept of white privilege, or who are constantly looking for some easy-to-understand examples of it, perhaps this list will help.

White privilege is when you can get pregnant at seventeen like Bristol Palin and everyone is quick to insist that your life and that of your family is a personal matter, and that no one has a right to judge you or your parents, because “every family has challenges,” even as black and Latino families with similar “challenges” are regularly typified as irresponsible, pathological and arbiters of social decay.

White privilege is when you can call yourself a “fuckin’ redneck,” like Bristol Palin’s boyfriend does, and talk about how if anyone messes with you, you'll “kick their fuckin' ass,” and talk about how you like to “shoot shit” for fun, and still be viewed as a responsible, all-American boy (and a great son-in-law to be) rather than a thug.

White privilege is when you can attend four different colleges in six years like Sarah Palin did (one of which you basically failed out of, then returned to after making up some coursework at a community college), and no one questions your intelligence or commitment to achievement, whereas a person of color who did this would be viewed as unfit for college, and probably someone who only got in in the first place because of affirmative action.

White privilege is when you can claim that being mayor of a town smaller than most medium-sized colleges, and then Governor of a state with about the same number of people as the lower fifth of the island of Manhattan, makes you ready to potentially be president, and people don’t all piss on themselves with laughter, while being a black U.S. Senator, two-term state Senator, and constitutional law scholar, means you’re “untested.”

White privilege is being able to say that you support the words “under God” in the pledge of allegiance because “if it was good enough for the founding fathers, it’s good enough for me,” and not be immediately disqualified from holding office--since, after all, the pledge was written in the late 1800s and the “under God” part wasn’t added until the 1950s--while believing that reading accused criminals and terrorists their rights (because, ya know, the Constitution, which you used to teach at a prestigious law school requires it), is a dangerous and silly idea only supported by mushy liberals.

White privilege is being able to be a gun enthusiast and not make people immediately scared of you.

White privilege is being able to have a husband who was a member of an extremist political party that wants your state to secede from the Union, and whose motto was “Alaska first,” and no one questions your patriotism or that of your family, while if you're black and your spouse merely fails to come to a 9/11 memorial so she can be home with her kids on the first day of school, people immediately think she’s being disrespectful.

White privilege is being able to make fun of community organizers and the work they do--like, among other things, fight for the right of women to vote, or for civil rights, or the 8-hour workday, or an end to child labor--and people think you’re being pithy and tough, but if you merely question the experience of a small town mayor and 18-month governor with no foreign policy expertise beyond a class she took in college--you’re somehow being mean, or even sexist.

White privilege is being able to convince white women who don’t even agree with you on any substantive issue to vote for you and your running mate anyway, because all of a sudden your presence on the ticket has inspired confidence in these same white women, and made them give your party a “second look.”

White privilege is being able to fire people who didn’t support your political campaigns and not be accused of abusing your power or being a typical politician who engages in favoritism, while being black and merely knowing some folks from the old-line political machines in Chicago means you must be corrupt.

White privilege is being able to attend churches over the years whose pastors say that people who voted for John Kerry or merely criticize George W. Bush are going to hell, and that the U.S. is an explicitly Christian nation and the job of Christians is to bring Christian theological principles into government, and who bring in speakers who say the conflict in the Middle East is God’s punishment on Jews for rejecting Jesus, and everyone can still think you’re just a good church-going Christian, but if you’re black and friends with a black pastor who has noted (as have Colin Powell and the U.S. Department of Defense) that terrorist attacks are often the result of U.S. foreign policy and who talks about the history of racism and its effect on black people, you’re an extremist who probably hates America.

White privilege is not knowing what the Bush Doctrine is when asked by a reporter, and then people get angry at the reporter for asking you such a “trick question,” while being black and merely refusing to give one-word answers to the queries of Bill O’Reilly means you’re dodging the question, or trying to seem overly intellectual and nuanced.

White privilege is being able to claim your experience as a POW has anything at all to do with your fitness for president, while being black and experiencing racism is, as Sarah Palin has referred to it a “light” burden.

And finally, white privilege is the only thing that could possibly allow someone to become president when he has voted with George W. Bush 90 percent of the time, even as unemployment is skyrocketing, people are losing their homes, inflation is rising, and the U.S. is increasingly isolated from world opinion, just because white voters aren’t sure about that whole “change” thing. Ya know, it’s just too vague and ill-defined, unlike, say, four more years of the same, which is very concrete and certain…

White privilege is, in short, the problem.

UPDATE: Music: New Love Lockdown Version and Remix Ft. Lil Wayne

I have to admit that this song is kinda growing on me. enjoy!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Music: Asher Roth - Lyrically Edowed Pigment Impared MC

About a month ago I downloaded this song on a whim of off Gowherehiphop.com. I was nominally interested in the fact that there was another "Roth" MC, but after listening to "I Love College" I found my self unable to get this kid's voice out of my head. On the advice of legendary hip-hop aficionado and long time friend of CB&M, Evan Dorfman I got Asher's recently released mixtape hosted by PA heavy weights DJ Drama and DJ Don Cannon "The Greenhouse Effect." I listened to the mixtape straight for about a week and I still can't get enough of it.

Asher Roth's music is a culmination of a lot of trends that have been evolving in hip-hop recently. With the rise of Eminem in the 90s the white kids in the suburbs who now make up most of the industry's consumer base finally felt they had a champion who they could aspire to be. Slim Shady's clear mid-western accent made his complex cadence easier for suburban kids to understand the kind of solid Biggie influenced story telling mixed with punch line rap that was furthered later by Chicago MCs Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco. Enter the beer pong playing, cardigan wearing, new white hope Asher Roth whose voice and cadence make him a dead ringer for Slim.

Asher was signed literally out of his dorm room by Steve Rifking, after Jay-Z passed on him for Pittsburgh Slim (a point Asher is not quick to let go). The Greenhouse mixtape is the best lyrical showings from any new MC that I've heard since the Farenheit 1/15 Mixtape by Lupe. His choice of beats also suits him well. He absolutely murders the Rock Boys beat as well as flipping the Cannon beat into what we can call his senior thesis on punch line rap. It will be interesting to see how the community reacts to the self proclaimed "king of the burbs." He has the potential to become a great unifying force or just another device white boy trying to rhyme at the back of a house party.

Whatever happens in a year that seems to be all about change, Asher will certainly force the hip-hop community to do some soul searching and determine which values we care to continue to up hold. Regardless I'm thinking we make a "Roth Boys" Mixtape together but I got to find the cat first... damn - guess I'm next up -

Stacks Rothstein

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Stack Rothstein also Chared

Stacks Charged with Possession

In what is being called a racially motivated increase in police enforcement Middletown authorities will press misdemeanor possession charges on Chicago area rapper Max "Stacks" Rothstein after less than a half gram of marijuana was discovered in the common area of his dorm after an unannounced fire inspection. This is yet another case in which the police have attempted to pin a possession charge or vandalism charge on a prominent Chicagoan who was simply put in an unfair situation. Aquit Max Rothstein and Kanye West now people, get in the streets and start protesting.

Kanye West Arrested

Kanye West has just been arrested at LAX for felony vandalism. According to TMZ Kanye was coming in to the American Airlines terminal when he was confronted by Paparazzi and in a fit of rage he and his manager broke up $20,000 worth of cameras. Mr. West is now being help in LAPD Police Custody.

Better Keep Your Butt Locked Down Kanye!!!

Stay Tuned

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Music: Just as Promised: Love Lockdown CDQ

The first single of "808s and Heartbreak" due in stores December 16th 2008.

Love Lockdown

Disclaimer: This could not be the final version of the song (listen for Kanye clapping on the hook). But this is the version released by Mr. West himself, so who knows?

Music: Happy Wednesday

Yo, I hope that everyone is having a great week where ever you may be, and if not, Dust off them Haters! Got 3 Videos for your consideration/enjoyment.

First Up: Rapper Big Pooh (Little Brother) Ft. Joe Scudda - Plastic Cups

Second: Kanye and Consequence tearin' it up in NYC last night at the Knitting Factory. Kanye did Flashing Lights, Put On, Swagger Like us and that damn Love Lockdown. Notice Kanye's distinct resemblance to Steve Urkel lol.


Last But certainly not least: NEW COMMON! A track he premired with Skate Board P in Houston Last night. Common's new album "Universal Mind Control" should be droppin in September.


Peace. Love. Happiness
Have a great Wednesday

Stax where u at?

Sunday, September 7, 2008

WOW! What a Sunday!!

Britney Bags 3! Super Bowl Revenge! AND New Entourage all on the same night?!?.....wow

The unusually intimate VMAs, hosted by the boyfriend from "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", saw Britney Spears take home 3 moon men including Pop Video of the Year and Best Video of the Year. Performance highlights include Lil Wayne tearin it up with T-Pain AND Kid Rock, Rihana and TIP Shut it down with "My Life" Even Christina Agulerria wasn't a total dissapointment. The Jonas Brothers showed us exactly why 14 year old girls love them. Kanye was there too........ Mr. West debuted his highly anticipated, auto-tuned single "Love LockDown" (Check back in the morning for full track download exclusive). The visual was there as usual for Kanye, i;m just not too sure about the new song (Come on dog! you're a rapper)

Over on HBO, everyone's favorte fake actor Vinny Chase was back with his entourage in tow in an episode that can only be describes as baller (even Turtle got laid!). Looks like another great season is on tap for America's Entourage.

And Last but certainly not least, Chi-Town Stand up! The Chicago Bears stormes in the new Lucas Oil Field and gave Peyton Manning and the rest of the Colts a lesson in defense. Kyle Orton wasn't half bad either.

So three Television Events, Eight Blue Moons and four Swisher Sweets later I bring you Super Sunday!

Vote in our Polls!

Best Looking Guy of the Night:
A. Kanye West
B. The JoBros
C. Chris Brown
D. Chance Crawford

Best Looking Gal of the Night:
A. Riahanna
B. Britney Spears
C. Christina A
D. Katy Perry

Best Performance:
A. Lil Wayne and T-Pain- Got Money
B. T.I. and RiRi- My Life
C. Kanye West - Love Lockdown
D. Lupe Fiasco Ft. Travis Barker, DJ A.M. and Mathew Santos- Superstar

Biggest Comeback
A. Britney's Career
B. Da Bears
C. Vinny Chase

What did you watch tonight?
Share your thoughts!
check back for new Kanye 2morra!


Update!- Love Lockdown Mp3

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

UPDATE: Music: New Kanye Album to Drop in December

Reports on the internet confirm that Kanye West's new LP will arrive on shelves by December, and will be titled "808s and Heartbreak (emooooo) ...sounds a little wack.
I'm predicting alottt of autotune and singing.