Happy Obama Day!!!!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I'm skiing in Vermont right now so I apologize for the lack of recent updates. While I'm having a great time, Vermont is probably the most culturally homogeneous state after Maine and I miss Chicago. So I got pretty excited when I saw this hilarious trailer for Mic Terror's new mixtape.
Mic Terror dropped a fake movie trailer to promote his new mixtape, King of the New School, which is scheduled to drop January 27th. If you've been sleeping on Mic you should really give the dude the benefit of the doubt. Is the high top fade goofy? Yes. Is his cadence unusual at times? Definitely. But these factors all make his rhymes more creative and original. Also the quality of his voice reminds me a little bit of Mos Def which is always a good thing. As we all know, white people love Mos Def. Mic I see you, keep reppin the 'Go. We know you're about to blow up - but for those of you who have been sleeping on Mic T check out the video below of him going in over the "Definition" beat as well as his earlier Mixtape "Terrordome Vol. 2".
Friday, January 9, 2009
Umm Kanye West and Rhymefest apparently decided to act on the desire of Chris Rock's character in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (Chaka Luther King) by taking puppet comedy back from the white man. Only real difference seems to be that Yeezy and Rhymefest are calling their show Alligator Boots not NWP. If you don't get that reference click the first link. If you do, proceed straight to the second clip. No word yet on when this will get picked up by a network.
KANYE WEST PILOT from Tom Stern on Vimeo.
KANYE WEST PILOT from Tom Stern on Vimeo.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
A quick homeland security related update coming at you. It's unusual for CBM to report on developing stories (since we like to be able to present detailed analysis based on facts rather than just spread rumors like many blogs...) but I had to make an exception for this one. Anyway, Asher Roth was on a flight from ATL to LA to perform on Carson Daily's show when an unidentified man assaulted a crew members while claiming to have a bomb. Luckily, Jack Bauer Asher Roth along with several other passengers (“What up Bangley!”) subdued the man. The would be terrorist was later turned over to authorities at L.A.X. This is the FBI press release to the Associated Press. It remains unclear whether this entire story of heroism is acurate or if it is in anyway being spun as a publicity stunt to make Asher look bad ass, but god damn do I hope this one is true.
More on this in the coming days,
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Lupe may or may not be a British Punk Rocker and Jim Jones is on Asher Roth's shit - 2009 is F**cking Insane
Wow, the last time it was this awkward for an artist to pretend to be English it was Madonna. This time its Lupe Fiasco - maybe - For two days now all of Chicago had only one question on their mind: Did Lupe really just out hipster Kanye? I mean, we all thought making an all autotune album was out there. Now it looks like Lupe may have flipped the script on us once again. In a plot twist that seems out of an M. Night Shyamalan movie, two songs from a British indie-punk band called Japanese Cartoon surfaced on the web two days ago featuring a singer that sounded a hell of a lot like Wasalu Mohammed Jaco, better known as Lupe Fiasco, but with a British accent. The two songs are posted below. The controversey over whether the lead singer who the band claims is named Percival Fats is actually Wasalu Mohammed Jaco remains unsettled. Japanese Cartoon released a press statement claiming that while Lupe produces the bands music he is not Percival Fats. I feel like this is a rediculous story line in Hip Hop History and I hope it goes away. Without belaboring this any further - I mean it's just cruel - I have to emphatically say that these songs are aweful. This makes "Street Lights" sound like "Changes" by comparison. Barack Obama is crying somewhere because of you Lupe (Yeah, Lupe voted for Hillary too.)
On a much much brighter note, Jim Jones went in on the Rivers Cuomo is a dick bag Weezer free version of Asher Roth’s “I Love College.” Jim talks about the differences between college and Harlem hitting on issues from policing and security policy to the drug game. I like this verse a lot because it serves as an interesting counter point to the rest of the song. Unfortunately no one has taken out the whack ass chanting at the end. Maybe I can convince DJ J Paul to remix that along with the no Trick Trick version Eminem only version of “Who Want It.”