Friday, September 30, 2005

The Isleys-Harvest For The World

Cant stop listening to this classic Isleys. Where are our modern day Isleys? ATL? Pretty Ricky? Damn.

Thursday, September 29, 2005


didnt see the game, but these games are always boring cause you have 2 defensive managers who are boring me to death. I expect these 2 teams to get to the knock out stages but damn, they need to step their attacking game up cause peopel are bored with this premiership bullshit, Champagne prices for fans and serving up coolade football.. I hope Barcelona win this shit cause I'm sick of this boring garbage winning Champions League. Last years final was great but before that I dont need to watch Liverpool again. Porto was the most boring shit ever looking to steal 1-0 winsn shit.

Barcelona or Real Madrid or Ac Milan otherwise this shit is dead. Benitez damn play some offensive shit and Mourinho spent like 10 billion dollars and these motherfuckers is playing like Wigan. What kind of manager gets Robben, Duff, Wright Phillips, Joe Cole, Essien and still play this dull shit? Arghh, sick of this motherfucker already.

How High 2 Coming.

Meth confirmed this shit in Australia recently. Part 1 was funny as hell, so looking forward to the sequel, all the uppity high art critics will hate, check out Metacritic and Rottentomatoes, but he hood love this shit, I did anyway.

Hov about to expose Game?

Y'all remember those pictures of tu tu wearing Prodigy that Hov exposed at that Hot 97 SummerJam? Well seem like Hov paid 300 g's to expose Game in some footage we all know about. People think it is that relationship game show for people on welfare that he was on, but I heard there is some footage of this nigga with a transvestite at a club in the BAy area that is gonna be exposed, and another one where he is being a male stripper at some uppeclass white people hen party. Hov said he going at some rappers, and since Game is a schizo who praises you one minute, disses the other, he probably gonna have his career ended, thankfully. He's the worst west coast artist ever, even worse than Skee Lo. Hopefully Hov also go at that steroid capitalist who fucking up music right now.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Pac screenplay to be made. "Live To Tell"

So, more Pac over exposure. Afeni will do anything to promote herself damn this bitch got no shame let thal little nigga rest in peace. Every year new Pac shit whether its a museum or staue or boulevard named after him this woman making her son corny. Now the story dont sound that interesting, about a guy growing up in the hood who becomes a drug dealer. Thats the first time a heard that type story. Not. pac was a great lyricist and dope actorand probaly a wack screenwriter, so lets leave that nigga alone for a minute i just think this Afeni want to be like Maya Angelou or something with all these book club readings and preaching. I lov Pac but when Afeni stands up and starts rhapsodizing her son I just get cold chills cause this shit is fake. She didnt even like him.

Here is the Source:

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

A Disgraceful review of ROLL BOUNCE in Ny Times.

Yeah, this film is not even aimed at old people, so why is people that like French New Wave sent to review this shit. This woman Manohla Dargis is a very bitter person. Sje dont really like films unless there some serious shit goin on like 21 grams or Constant Gardener. Why dont NY Times and all these other "intelligent" newspapers/magazines have a writer that specialize in teenage or childrens films. I bet a lot of kids will like this film, also, this high strung cow said it was only slightly worse than Undercover Brother? Well, if she didnt fing that funny se hasn't got a sense of humor and probably dont have a man either. That was one of the funniest films I saw and I just cant stand these uppity arty intellectual critics taking shit too serious. When she's reviewing Scorsese or Cronanberg yes use your education, but dont bring that same mentality to childrens fiolms, it shows lack of dexterity and short comings of a writer.

The General of The Roc is free.

Now he suckin up to Hov after suckin Dames dick, these motherfuckesr loyalty is blowin in the wind from one to the other .

Monday, September 26, 2005

David Remnick on New Orleans!

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Fugees Are Back

Friday, September 23, 2005

The Real Story Of Why Mase Left Hip Hop, then returned.

Ever wondered why Mase left all of a sudden,why he came back & got so much hate

Okay well you can believe what you want but if you follow Mase and know his history this will all add up to you. Found this story out today from some friends and it makes all sense now. These are people who do know people affiliated to people in this story so I trust the sources. Anyway heres the breakdown

You ever wonder why Mase just out of nowhere left? He claimed it was because he found God, well that was partially true but not fully. Truth is there was a well known guy in Harlem. Mase was fucking his girl or wife whatever she is. Word got back around and Mase got caught. So he picked up and took off to Atlanta to basically hide out.

He also took two people with him i forget the exact names but if you listen to the interview in which Jim Jones and Cam confronted him on air about it the names pop up. I remembered them as soon as I heard them. Pop Lotty and another dude.(Loon talks about this in his new diss to Mase) Anyway they all took off with Mase to Atlanta. As years passed these two guys felt it was now safe and shit was all clear for them to come back to New York.

Mase was warned by the guy though and what happened next is both of these guys were murdered. Maybe just one was and one was stabbed. Either way they got hit because of Mase.
Time passed and the guy who was after Mase was murdered too. This set it up for Mase to easily come back to NY because he felt it was all clear now and he could continue to rap all of a sudden. No one questioned it except the people in Harlem i.e Loon, Diplomats, Cardan, etc because they all knew the true story.

Which is why on radio Cam and jim Jones confronted him if you remember and they kept sayin tell them Mase why you left. Tell them why you picked up and ran. We know your true story etc.
also explains cam'rons line in Welcome To New York City
"you get jam wit them jammers blam with them blammers.. its hot here.. ask mase he ran to atlanta"

If you recall Mase was very quiet too on air about it because this was now out in the open. He also started to pray and said it was for jimmy. Truth is it most likely was for his friends and himself.

Now also it should be noted since Mase thought he was free and had no wrries. He felt he could come back as the original Murda Mase he always was. However, it was Diddy who didnt want Mase associated with that. Since the Shyne case diddy has wanted to stay away from all trouble and he knew Mase was trouble now which is also why you did not see Diddy anywhere with Mase. Dont you think it would of been like the old days when Diddy was side by side with him?

Well that didnt happen because Diddy knew the history himself too and he didnt want Murda MAse he wanted the soft Mase with no problems. Because he didnt want trouble again with his company. He has stayed out of all that

That now explains Mase saying on radio Bad Boy wouldnt let him be who he wanted to be etc etc
Basically that was all a act. Now fast forward to today no one hates Mase now but people in Harlem because they all think he is a fake. They know his history. Why is it even close friends of his Loon and Cardan are not even with him now? Instead they dissin him. Supposedly there are more people after him again though due to this and he joined up with G-Unit for the added security presence because basically everyone thinks if the security there we have no chance to get at you. This explains now why Diddy was so free to let him go.

Diddy wasnt going to help him at all he rather Mase go to 50 and let 50 handle him while Diddy gets checks cut to him off Mase profits but now it doesnt reflect on Bad Boy what he says or does. He just gets his checks on the side. Its basically a G-Unit problem now not a Bad Boy problem.

So for people who know Mases history this will add up to you. If you been following along. It all made sense to me now when you add it all up. Pretty crazy. Long read but I thought mase fans would want to know and even mase haters.

I know i wondered why Mase just picked up and left, wondered why Jim and Cam hated him so much, wondered why Diddy wasnt helping him promote him and wasnt seen with him other than the VMA's, and also wondered how he could just let MAse go to G-Unit so easily when if you know Diddys history is never that easy i.e 112, Lox, etc.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Chammilionaire comin-Look out.

Just as one-time colleague Paul Wall debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his latest album, "The Peoples Champ," Houston-based rapper Chamillionaire is plotting his own explosion into the mainstream. His Universal debut, "The Sound of Revenge," will arrive Oct. 25 and is led by the Scott Storch-produced single "Turn It Up" featuring Lil' Flip.

After appearing on countless mix tapes and rising to prominence alongside Houston artists like Mike Jones and Slim Thug, Chamillionaire didn't stray far from his roots while crafting "The Sound of Revenge." The set sports guest appearances from Bun B, Krayzie Bone, Killer Mike, Scarface and Lil Wayne, among others.

"Everybody is trying to make the same record like 'In Da Club,'" he told last December, "[but] every artist who has blown up real big came with something that was new. Look at 50 Cent. He was a guy who had been shot in the mouth and had bullets in him. Even if I did work with a big producer, you try not to do the same kind of records as everybody else."Before signing with Universal, which also established the Chamillitary imprint for the artist, Chamillionaire says he "got a lot of major offers, but they didn't respect what I'd already been through."

To make sure Chamillionaire's underground fans aren't left behind, "The Sound of Revenge" will be available in a limited edition with four tracks from the sought-after "Mixtape Messiah" mixtape.

Here is the track list for "The Sound of Revenge":
"The Sound of Revenge Intro"
"In the Trunk"
"Turn It Up" featuring Lil' Flip
"Try and Catch Me" featuring Krayzie Bone
"No Snitchin'" featuring Bun B
"Southern Takeover" featuring Killer Mike and Pastor Troy
"Radio Interruption"
"Grown and Sexy"
"Think I'm Crazy" featuring Natalie
"Rain" featuring Scarface
"Picture Perfect" featuring Bun B
"Fly As the Sky" featuring Lil' Wayne and Rasaq"Peepin' Me"
"Void in My Life"

RIP K-Ruger.

I just heard one of the Souths brightest hopes has passed away. Still no one knows how he lost his life. He had just beed signed by Hov and was looking forward to big things. RIP homie.

Pharoch Monch and Biggie: New Albums Coming

Pharoch Monch-Innerversions:

Monch is slated to release his sophomore solo album after 6 years of his fans hoping for his return. With a militant single like "Book Of Judges" he went from the club rapper to more dead prez-esque. His album is slated for the Independant release date of November 19th 2005. here is a tracklist courtesy of Def Jux:

2.What is the Law
3.Ghetto World
4.Oh No( Feat. Nate Dogg and Mos Def)
5.Book Of Judges
6.Agent Orange
7.I Shot the Mayo
r8.We Must Be In Love
9.Al Jihad Mob
11.Fish Fillet
12.Got You
14.It Aint The Money
15.Do You Hear What I Hear( Feat. Ras Kass)
16.Unbound Projects(feat. Jean Grae and Dead Prez)

Notorious B.I.G. "Duets: The Last Chapter"

2. New Day feat The Game
3. Brooklyne Love feat Mary J Blige
4. OVERSTAND Feat Black Rob
5. Men To Men feat Jay-z
6. Look At Me feat Lil Kim
7. Bad Boy feat Diddy
8. You Lose feat Foxy Brown
9. King Of NY Feat Nas
10. You and Me feat 112
11. Brooklyne Drama feat Wu-Tang
12. Back For Good feat RKelly
13. Dreams Feat Kaney West
14. In The Mind of Brooklyne feat Cam-Ron & Jim jones
15. Star Is Born feat Diddy & Carl Thomas
16. Gangsta Feat The Lox
17. Legends Feat Ness & Babs
18. The Last Chapter feat Diddy
19. Bonus: Warning feat Snoop Dogg

Monday, September 19, 2005

Lauryn and John

Vanderlei Luxemburgo? Back To Brazil For The Hack.

Three defeats in a row for Real Madrid. To be fair, this team has sucked for the longer than Friends. So I wouldn't solely blame this fella. Ever since Florentino Perez had a brain seizure and decided 2 Champions League and one La Liga a failure and bounced Vincente De Bosque, and didnt want to pay bigger wages to Claude Makelele. Since then, this team has sucked more than Nas's last album. They are still good, but not elite like all the spanish groupie journalists was lisping about. This fella Luxemborgo took over a joke team from whoever the last no name manager was.

Everyone with a brain has been saying, buy a holding midfielder. That bald Everton boy, Graverson, he aint no holding midfielder. He loks like he came from Transelvania or some shit with his Spock ears.

Those defenders are some joke ass clowns, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, and they been there for how many seasons now? Roberto Carlos? Well, he used to be great, but to be honest the more I saw of him, the more I realise this dude is a liability for a team like MAdrid. All he does is shoot the ball at full speed along the face of the goal? Why dont Ronaldo or Raul slap him upside his head and tell him to pick out passes instead of that wasting shit? Ivan Helguera? Slow ass motherfucker. How many times have forwards left this dude for dead?

Get rid of Perez, whose vision for the club is more fucked than Angelina Jolie at this point. Its too bad, Real is one of the teams I used to enjoy watching the most. Zidane is way past his best, so there is no fun in watching him anymore. Ronaldo is the Oprah of football, this guys emotions fuck with his weight, some days he looks like an assasin, other days he looks like Luther Vandross before he copped it. Raul? Another one past his sell by date. He always looks miserable as well, like someone sleeping with his wife or some shit. Its probably Beckham? And what does this Baywatch supermodel bring to Real? I mean, apart from a good right foot and a Scarecrow always in view?

Only guy worth watching is Robinho, but this one kid can't carry this whole club. He should have gone to another club or just stayed in Brazil. He probably is not he smartest kid, this is like seeeing the Titanic after it hit the iceberg, and then trying to catch a trip on it. This club is gone. Hope I'm wrong, doubt it. This Luxembergo will take all the blame though.


I just listened to this album in full proper, and it is following in a line of "thugz" singing soul music. A bit like Raheim, Anthony Hamilton, Quan, Bilal etc. Anyway, well worth the money cause I like the music dont I. This kind of music dont seem to get a lot of love from scene chasing critcs, probably not edgy or credible enough for them. Anyway, shit is great to relax to.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

50 Cent Shocker- He did a decent song.

From his new film, Get Rich Or Die Tryin, called Hustler's Ambition.

I heard at a concert in Manchester, England, 50 invited Shrek the soccer dude/psycopath on stage to bus a few rhymes.

"My Name Is rooney"
I am a rapper
if you send me off
I will slap ya". yo.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Pharrell Ft Gwen Stefani- Can I Have It Like That.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Mos Def Blast Bono-About time someone called this fake Ghandi out.

Davey D:

Forget about kanye West, it's the Mighty Mos Def has been on a serious roll as of late. He just released a song called 'Dollar Day for New Orleans (Katrina Clap) which is basically a remake of the Juvenile hit song 'Nolia Clap'. Here Mos Def brings some political heat as he raps about the government and the poverty stricken region left desimated by Hurricane Katrina.If that's not enough Mos Def saves some of his harshest words for Bono of U2. he questions his love for the ghetto and questions why he isn't here with his Live 8 machine when people really neeed him... Those words will definitely cause some controversy...One thing for certain, it sure feels good to see so many artists being outspoken and passionate for a cause and not some BS. As Mos Def noted the politics is where the real beef is at...

Zadie Smith New book - On Beauty

A Couple of years back, she was the It girl on all these dorks that write Novels list and then basically people started hatin on her probably because she dont look like Benny Hill like most British writers. Anyway, she did a good book, White Teeth. Now I cant say whether it was good or not, because I dont read many books as you can tell by my writing technique, so I didn't have any shit to judge it by. But most books I do read, they didn't have the kind of big words and multi comma sentences that White Teeth used. So i think i can say it was a good book, certainly compared to books by Toure and shit.

Anyway, she has a new one just come out, On Beauty, just got nominated for a Booker Prize, which is the big deal in europe, only some badass writers like Salmon Rushdie ( muslim on the run ), and J. Coetzee ( white African ) and Martin Amis ( used to be a contender) won.

So, obviously, she's going places but you'll notice a few haters reviewing her books, probably some ugly fat bitch who cant get male attention. A lot of afro centric brothas with dreads dream about women like this you know, a fine sista with brains that went to an ivy league school. You know, the impossible. In real life these women are probably just as irritating as your average round the way hood rat.

Her new book can be bought at, and please support it cause we need some good looking authors otherwise people like me just dont give a fuck about these boring 500 page novels using words like " i was fond of that delectable garment" or shit like that.

PS She has 2 younger brothers, one is called Doc Brown, who is a pretty good Mc. He just dissed Common because of an interview Common did where he was against dread locked brothers humping on Snow White ( I agree and disagree, like Tony Yayo said, pussy is pussy, but still, you want to support the ghetto). Any way, check his music at HipHpGame UK or BBC 1xtra, I was surprised he was quite decent.


On Monday September 19, 2005, some of the hottest rap artists in Hip-Hop will descend upon Times Square for a star-studded Hip-Hop benefit concert in support of the survivors of the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

Major recording hip-hop artists David Banner, Remy Martin, Talib Kweli, Styles P, Memphis Bleek, the Last Poets, Q-Tip, the X-ecutioners, Bazaar Royale, and comedian Dave Chappelle will share their performances, compassion and care as a means to generate proceeds to benefit Hurricane Katrina survivors in Mississippi.

"As artists we have a responsibility to organize and ensure that funds we raise for this cause are disseminated in a timely, fair and orderly fashion," says concert organizer and Sony recording artist M1 of Dead Prez. "This event is a direct action by the Hip Hop artistic community where we are cutting out the middle men and taking aid directly to the people who need it right now," he says.

Proceeds from the concert will equally go to David Banner's Heal the Hood Foundation and to the Jackson, Mississippi chapter of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. "It's about helping ourselves and with these two organizations on board, Katrina survivors in Mississippi will receive direct aid and immediate assistance without an ounce of red tape or a shred or bureaucracy," says M1. "There's still people in Mississippi without power right now, says major recording artist and Mississippi native David Banner.

"The water is still not drinkable from the faucets. There's no gas from Jackson down to the coast. There are lines for two miles to get gas and the gas prices are out of control. Then you've got places like the Red Cross using preferential treatment with the stuff people have donated. There's people who are coming city to city and can't get water or food from the Red Cross without a little arm band. We're having a national crisis. If people need food and supplies, you should give it to them," he concluded.

WHO: David Banner, Styles P, Talib Kweli, Remy Martin, Memphis Bleek, Dead Prez, The Last Poets, Q Tip, X-Ecutioners, The Beatnuts, Bazaar Royale, and Dave Chappelle are all confirmed performers.

Jay on another remix. Mariah also feat Youn Jeezy

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Proof That America Hates Blacks!

Ratings Lower for 'Shelter From Storm'


NEW YORK - While Americans are donating generously to Hurricane Katrina relief funds, they're apparently running out of patience for stars telling them to give.Friday's benefit, "Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast," was seen by fewer than 24 million viewers despite being shown on 29 networks.That's less than one third of the 89 million people who watched its model, the somber "America: A Tribute to Heroes," which ran shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to Nielsen Media Research.

It's also fewer than the number of people who typically tune in to a new episode of "American Idol" or "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."The concert, with Paul Simon, Mariah Carey, Kanye West and others, competed against a longer benefit on BET at the same time. BET got 1.2 million viewers, Nielsen said.It's also still summer, when viewership generally is lighter. And the multinetwork show still was the most-watched prime-time program, though Nielsen doesn't rank shows without commercials.

Fox got the jump on the fall TV season, which begins officially next week. It presented a handful of season premieres, and "The Simpsons" landed in the top 10.ABC took advantage of the start of National Football League season and some attractive college football matchups to win the week, averaging 8.3 million viewers (5.4 rating, 9 share). CBS had 7.5 million viewers (5.1, 8), Fox 7.4 million (4.7, 8), NBC 6.3 million (4.4, 7).

The WB and UPN both had 2.2 million (1.5, 2) and Pax TV 740,000 (0.5, 1)Evening news ratings were still up for ABC and NBC, but scaled back from last week's intensive hurricane coverage. NBC's "Nightly News" won, averaging 9.3 million viewers (6.8, 14). ABC's "World News Tonight" had 8.9 million viewers (6.3, 13) and the "CBS Evening News" had 6.4 million (4.5, 9).A ratings point represents 1,096,000 households, or 1 percent of the nation's estimated 109.6 million TV homes.

The share is the percentage of in-use televisions tuned to a given show.For the week of Sept. 5-11, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: NFL Football: Oakland at New England, ABC, 18 million; "2005 NFL Showcase," ABC, 16 million; "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," CBS, 12.9 million; "60 Minutes," CBS, 11.7 million; "The O.T.," Fox, 11.5 million; "CSI: Miami" special, CBS, 11.3 million; "Without a Trace," CBS, 11.2 million; "Two and a Half Men," CBS, 11.2 million; "The Simpsons," Fox, 11.1 million; "Two and a Half Men" (Monday, 9 p.m.), CBS, 10.5 million.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Crackas Stole Country Music from Blacks back in the day. Wtf with these white people.

Look, I don't even care about Country, its a weak ass genre and people like Faith Hill and that Kevin Costner lookalike Garth Brooks. whatever on this shit. But I was reading a book and basically, blacks as usual got jerked out of shit that was in the south cause you know white people were only concerned with lynching and shit back then. But blacks was doing fiddle and banjo music even before blues blew the fuck up then all of a sudden, we find these instruments in the hands of some southern white people singing some bullshit about their dead dog or something like faggot ass Carter Family doing some yodle music, and Jimmy Rodgers. I read a book on how all those southern motherfuckers were cheated out of shit. get more facts at this here. A good article by a Chinese dude.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Nas Feat Lauryn Hill-It Wasn't You

Nas Feat Lauryn Hill-It Wasn't You

She's singing some marvin Gaye chorus on here its good though

Here's Paul Wall and TI-So Many Diamonds

The Truth On New Orleans Disaster starting to reveal itself

The Siege of New Orleans"We have been abandoned by our own country.Bureaucracy has committed murder here in the greater New Orleans area, and bureaucracy has to stand trial." Aaron Broussard "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act". George Orwell by Mike Whitney 09/08/05

"ICH" -- -- Neither the Mainstream media nor the alternative-Leftist web sites have told the true story of what really happened in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. For the people of the region it was the greatest natural catastrophe they'd ever faced. For the Bush administration it was just another opportunity to use fear and anarchy to advance their global agenda. The administration intentionally withheld desperately needed aid to the city to force Governor Kathleen Blanco into surrendering control of the National Guard and local police to federal authority. This explains why neither FEMA, nor Homeland Security nor the Pentagon lifted a finger to help the distraught townspeople for 4 full days.

The administration was using vital supplies as bargaining chips to bribe the governor into submission. The goal was to dismantle regional defenses and militarize a major port city; an ambition that persists to this day. The Katrina disaster provided the cover for the Pentagon to launch military operations against US citizens for the first time in modern history.

Their effort was badly bungled, but the attempt is chilling nonetheless. The strategy that was applied to New Orleans has been used across the nation, although to a lesser degree. Rumsfeld has consistently tried to undermine local preparedness and state control so that he can insert the military into domestic affairs. Within this schema, we can see how the calculated destruction of the National Guard (40% of who are overseas) works perfectly with the goals of the defense establishment and the corporate oligarchy it represents. In the next few days we can expect to see an intensive media campaign to divert attention from the activities of the Pentagon, but the facts are clear. As Mr. Aaron Broussard, president of Jefferson Parrish, LA said on Meet the Press: "We had Wal-mart deliver three trucks of water.

Trailer trucks of water. FEMA turned them back, said we didn't need them. This was a week go. We had 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel on a coast guard vessel docked in my parish. The coast guard said come get the fuel right way. When we got there with our trucks, they got a word, FEMA says don't give you the fuel. Yesterday, yesterday, FEMA comes in and cuts all our emergency communications lines. They cut them without notice." FEMA, which is supposed to work as a federal relief agency for major natural disasters, was functioning entirely as an intermediary for the Defense Dept to subvert relief efforts to force the Governor to capitulate. It is as close to a military-coup as we have ever seen in America.

The stories of how FEMA tried to sabotage aid and communications are too numerous to record here, but they will undoubtedly surface over time on the internet. The fact is, however, that FEMA was simply executing a larger plan to undermine operations and pave the way for a military take-over of all relief-related activities. That would serve as a tacit invitation for the first military occupation of an American city. (Disrupting communications from the city was a major part of the operation. This explains why FEMA "cut all the communication lines" as Broussard notes above. The Pentagon clearly planned to draw a protective curtain around New Orleans so that it could execute their strategy without media scrutiny. I believe that they intended to forcefully evacuate the city to clear away vast swaths of the area earmarked for future private development without local resistance.)

The media analysis of the events following the hurricane has been superficial and diversionary. The emphasis on looting is a particularly heinous "racist" invention of the Bush administration to shift blame away from their criminal behavior. Even well-meaning liberal pundits and journalists, who have lambasted the administration for "lacking leadership" or for their ham-fisted methods of addressing the tragedy, are missing the point. New Orleans was the site of a massive military operation designed to seize and pacify a major port city in the American heartland. The people, who died waiting for federal assistance while the Governor jousted with the administration, are the casualties in the Pentagon's plan. The Red Cross has already admitted that they were deliberately prevented from going into the city where they could have attended to the sick and hungry. So, too, the National Guard was ordered not to give the people food or water. One Guardsman who appeared on national TV admitted to giving water to an elderly woman who refused to evacuate her home said on camera, "It's against the rules, but I gave her water". FEMA deliberately withheld water to the people at the convention center because (and I paraphrase the head of the Red Cross) "If we give them water they won't leave." (A note on FEMA: FEMA has been effectively gutted and has neither the ability nor the resources to address major natural catastrophes.

It has been subsumed into a bureaucracy that has no intention of saving American lives or property when disaster strikes. The money has been sluiced off into other areas of Homeland Security where it is used to spy on American citizens or pay-off the constituents of the administration. This explains why Bush put an incompetent bungler like Michael Brown in charge. He has no real power. The real authority over disaster-management now falls under the Defense Dept.) The orders from Washington (which were articulated on many of the major TV news feeds) were to "Empty the city, Cut off communications between the citizenry, and Protect private property." Much of this has already been confirmed in the Broussard statement. The zeal with which the Defense Dept approached the siege of New Orleans is impressive. Journalist Wayne Madsen reports that the military was involved in jamming New Orleans's communications. "The emitter is an IF (Intermediate Frequency) jammer that is operating south-southwest of New Orleans on board a US Navy ship, according to an anonymous source. The jamming is cross-spectrum and interfering with supereterodyne receiver components, including the emergency radios being used in New Orleans relief efforts."

Madsen's report coincides with another report from Democracy Now's Sharif Abdel Kouddous in New Orleans: "Well Amy, Saturday and Sunday, there was a large number of troops here: Marines, U.S. Coast Guard, National Guard, there's hummers everywhere, everyone is armed with assault rifles. And I think that what many people don't realize is that New Orleans has really become a militarized zone. I think this is the fault and the major error that has occurred with many of the relief operations here is that they weren't relief operations.

They were militarized -- you know, there's a curfew set at 6:00 p.m. in New Orleans and especially in the poorer neighborhoods. If you walked out after 6:00 p.m., you would get shot." Kouddous report provides an alarming insight into the reality of the New Orleans siege. The operation currently taking place is only slightly different from similar maneuvers in Baghdad or Kabul; the fundamental principles are the same. If we were to see some indication of coordinated resistance, like an armed uprising of New Orleans drug addicts firing on troops, the situation would quickly degenerate into a Falluja-type scenario, with Rumsfeld closing down the entire region to the media and devastating vast swaths of the city to crush the "indigenous terrorists".

There's nothing accidental about the current developments on the ground. The orders are clear: "Empty the city, Cut off communications between the citizenry, and Protect private property." The result is a massive ethnic cleansing operation that will displace tens of thousands of poor, black residents and pave the way for Halliburton and other major Bush contributors to rebuild the city at taxpayer expense. This is the clearest illustration of class-based warfare we have seen to date, but we expect more will follow. The Bush administration has established its first domestic beachhead in the "Big Easy", where 50,000 fully-armed troops now patrol the streets giving us our first unobstructed-view of New World Order.

Mike Whitney lives in Washington state. He can be reached at: fergiewhitney@msn.comCopyright: Mike Whitney. All rights reserved

Incredible Hulk takes credit for Kanye's Success.

Got this from his new book, From Pieces To Weight, whatever the fuck that means. This steroid junkee should quit with all the weird metaphors and similies and philsophising.

"Everybody feels a way about K/ But at least y'all feel something," Kanye West raps about himself on "Bring Me Down," a track from his new LP. Some detractors have said West talks too much. 50 Cent, however, is one person who says he wants to hear a "After 50 Cent, [hip-hop fans] was looking for something non-confrontational, and they went after first thing that came along. That was Kanye West." — 50 Cent little bit more from West.
"He puts together witty phrases and he's a great talent as a producer, but I still don't know who Kanye West is when I listen to him," 50 said recently in Miami. "By listening to the record, I don't know who he is — I know he's been in a car accident, that's what I know."
50 had been talking about how Mase was a perfect fit for G-Unit Records (see "50 And Mase: The Pastor Isn't Officially G-Unit Yet, But A Song Is Already Out"), but he then offered some unsolicited opinions about Kanye and why the Louis Vuitton Don has been one of the few MCs to sell major units in the last few years.
"I feel like Kanye West is successful because of me," he said. "After 50 Cent, [hip-hop fans] was looking for something non-confrontational, and they went after first thing that came along. That was Kanye West, and his record took off."
Since his trip to Miami for the VMAs, 50 has taken off — to Europe, where he and the G-Unit are on a tour that's slated to conclude in London on October 16 (see "50 Cent Touring Europe To Make Up For Anger Management 3 Cancellation"). When 50 returns, he'll be promoting his movie, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," and its accompanying soundtrack. Afterward, rather than heading into the studio to record a new LP, 50 said he might return overseas to build up his international fan base.
"My next album, I don't know [when it'll come out]," he said. "You think [the people] need a break? I may have to give them a break. I want to see what they do if I sit down for a minute. When I say 'sit down,' I don't mean I won't be active — I'll leave the U.S. for a little while. I'll go outside the country and start developing my base outside the country a little more while they think I'm at home chillin' — then I'll come back and finish them off."
It's not like he's leaving his fans in the lurch, though: He just re-released The Massacre with bonus material, and "Get Rich" is slated for release on November 9.
"The music is great," he said, smiling, about the soundtrack. "I feel they should anticipate the soundtrack like they should anticipate the next 50 Cent album. I got great performances from each one of the artists: Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, Mobb Deep, Olivia, M.O.P. I was able to let them work, and while they're recording their albums, I took my favorite records from them, like, 'Oh, that's hot. Let me put that on my soundtrack.' I took my favorite records."
50 admits that collecting the hottest records for his soundtrack was a little selfish, but he wanted to make a soundtrack that stands the test of time — besides, he's the boss.
"I put the people closest to me on it," he added of the album. "I don't have a lot of friends. When I look around, I play a role different from the average friend. Your friend is somebody you have a personal relationship with, but your friend doesn't actually employ you. Sometimes I'm sure they would like to tell me '50, would you shut the f--- up!' Or 'Get out of here!' But they don't tell me that 'cause I employ them."
Tony Yayo's debut, Thoughts of a Predicate Felon, will debut at #2 on the Billboard albums chart next week. M.O.P. is in the studio. Mobb Deep say they have an abundance of material recorded and are in the process of discussing which songs to include on their next LP (see "50 Cent Wants To Sign Mobb Deep, M.O.P. To G-Unit Records" and "Mobb Deep Lose Label Deal — And They're 'Thrilled' "). Olivia just filmed a video for her next single, "So Sexy," in Miami with her entire musical family; her debut LP, Behind Closed Doors, is slated for release this fall.
For an excerpt from 50 Cent's book, see "From Pieces to Weight".

Thursday, September 08, 2005

RZA audio on NPR's Fresh Air

Great interview with one of the best producers to ever do it. Gets pretty deep and wacky, why we love The Wu. Imagine a Kanye Interview, " The roc is in the building, so anyway, I'm the best, when I was a kid, i said, i'll be better than Stevie Wonder, and now, i reached my goals 2 yrs early, throw your diamonds up". Nah, Wu got to be the greatest group ever. All due respect to the usual suspects, but wu is top in my book.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Kelefa Sanneh being a little bitch to Coldplay.

Now i know all the bloggin dorks suck this guys dick like thers crystall in it or someshit, but this new age man who was crying when evil rockist was hating on hip hop, is now doing the same shit to Coldplay. I dont care about Coldplay that much, dont own any album but catch a song here and there and they are good. I enjoy their melodys now and again and am not offended. But I think power has gone to this dudes head, he is on a mission to get Mr. potato heads former crew as the best music in the world. This guy sucks police informant Curtis Jackson dick so much he probably gonna have kids that look like incredible hulk.

Big up Coldplay. Damn, music criticism sucks so much right now.

Time for A Black revolution. Start Getting Tough with Crackas that dont conform to African progress.

I'm not AFrican American. Stop calling me that shit. I am African, fuck the American part. I aint part of this Capitalist Zionist crap.

Whats really bugging me is seeing white girls with Ak 47's in New Orleans killing black people. One thing to get shot by a big ass police dude, but now thay are clowning us by putting these evil bitches to shoot us. They already killed some brothas the other day. This is it, I had enough.

Look, as black people, I feel we are pussy. No one really standing up and getting medeval on motherfuckers. We just some people complaining and pigeonholed in the whinging section of Society. I feel the time has come to start a revolutuion. I wish New Orleans strat rioting and shit. Thats is what is going to let these white people we mean busines cause all the riots from Watts to Detroit to South Central never really reached to money part of town. We need to go there and just start shooting fools IMHO. I'm sick of this shit. I'm going Huey Newton on all these faggot ass white people and if we are serious about change, you need to join me. I aint from Oreo part of town and listening to " Oh, he speaks so nice" type shit. I aint that nigga, I'm the one that will shoot yo punk ass. The only way these white people are gonna respect us is when we become self reliant, have our own land ( give us the south. Our history is too intertwined to leave it), have our own government, have our own resources, ansd ultimately have our own respect. When you govern yourself, then people will be forced to respect you. Right now, we rely on these devils for too much. We gotta beg for shit, like that nigga Colin Powell, or we gotta be a sell out, like Stanley Crouch or Cojdoleeza Raice. I aint with none of these fools, I want what Marcus Garvey wanted. I want our own land right here in America. Whatever, keep complaing and keep getting clowned by Bill Oreilly, Rush imbaugh and all these fools making money from clowning us. If we kill them, they wont be clowning no more.

So, pick up a gun, knife, find the nearest crack and shoot that fool. We comin for whats our, so put up up motherfucker.

New Paul Wall

Young Jeezy Feat Jay-z And Fat Boy-Go Crazy Remix

This shit has been all over the place so if you like it basically here it is.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

"Nigger what ,Nigger Who? Nigger what Nigger who?"

"Holler At Your Boy"

Is ThisThe Exorcist.

The Exorcist Last heard Saying About Somethin:" KILL THEM KILL THEM KILL THEM KILL THEM KILL THEM KILL THEM KILLTHEM KILL THEM KILL THEM KILL THEM KILL THEM KILL THEM..................................................................................................................KILL THEM KILL THEM KILL THEM...................................................

It's this nigga Anniversary of death.

The Best Lyricist ever. I hope his crackheadmama chill on all that exploitation she doing on her son.

Halliburton Subsidiary Taps Contract For Repairs

Halliburton Subsidiary Taps Contract For Repairs

By Lolita C. Baldor
Associated Press
Monday, September 5, 2005; A20

An Arlington-based Halliburton Co. subsidiary that has been criticized for its reconstruction work in Iraq has begun tapping a $500 million Navy contract to do emergency repairs at Gulf Coast naval and Marine facilities damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

The subsidiary, Kellogg, Brown & Root Services Inc., won the competitive bid contract last July to provide debris removal and other emergency work associated with natural disasters.

Jan Davis, a spokeswoman for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, said yesterday that KBR would receive $12 million for work at the Naval Air Station at Pascagoula, Miss., the Naval Station at Gulfport, Miss., and Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. KBR will receive $4.6 million for work at two smaller Navy facilities in New Orleans and others in the South.

The company has provided similar work after major disasters in the United States and abroad for more than 15 years, including in Florida after Hurricane Andrew.

KBR has been at the center of scrutiny for receiving a five-year, no-bid contract to restore Iraqi oil fields shortly before the war began in 2003. Halliburton has reported being paid $10.7 billion for Iraq-related government work during 2003 and 2004. The company reported its pretax profits from that work as $163 million. Pentagon auditors have questioned tens of millions of dollars of Halliburton charges for its operations there.

Last month three congressional Democrats asked Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to investigate the demotion of a senior civilian Army official, Bunnatine H. Greenhouse, who publicly criticized the awarding of that contract.

Vice President Cheney headed Halliburton from 1995 to 2000, and Democrats have questioned whether the firm received favorable treatment because of his connection.

NEw Rell Album

Rell - Long Tome Coming (The Album) In Stores 12/27/05

Producers include Raphael saadiq,Neo, Scott Storch & more...

Their are two buzz single's for the album out right now called "The Business" & "Last Ride" You can Hear the songs on my Rell forum.

The first single from the album is a midtempo track called "you ain't let me down yet".

Game Embraces his Mr. Potato Head

This Game is like a fucking Stan or something obseessed with G Unit. His head looks like a potato now that 50 has pointed that out. I'll never look at dude the same again, remindeding my ass of Sweet Potato Pie and shit.

Artist : The Game

Representing: Aftermath and Black Wall Street

Mixtape: UknowWhatItIs Volume 4

411: Game has heard the G-Unit calling him Mr. Potato Head and, surprisingly, he agrees. On his new mixtape, he raps about being the Mr. Potato Head 50 Cent created — but it's not the adorable plaything kids love. The Game's Mr. Potato Head is a monster. Once again he's taking his white gloves off and trying to lyrically destroy the camp. And if you think it's going to stop here, nope. He just shot a video for "Put You Onto Game" in Queens, New York, where he has a bunch of extras wearing "G-Unot" T-shirts. NJ Devil, DJ Skee and Big Mike help him put this one out.

Joints To Check For:

"Crack Music" remix by Kanye West featuring Game, and "Don't Body Yourself" remix by Nas featuring Game. Well, we've always wondered: What if Game actually rapped on "Crack Music" instead of just appearing on the hook? He answers our question here. While he doesn't rap a whole lot about crack, he does mention that his lust has shifted from Mya to Teairra Marí and Brooke Valentine. On "Body Yourself," Game goes after his old clique.

"I'm suicidal, this ain't a rap war, this survival," he rhymes. "The beat is a grenade, the flow is a automatic rifle/ So send your soldiers home ..."

"Kiss Your Ass Goodbye" extended remix by Sheek Louch featuring the Game, Beanie Sigel, Jadakiss and Fabolous. Listen very carefully to Beanie Sigel's verse. There's some extra bars in there we haven't heard before on the earlier version of this remix. No surprise with Game's verse. He goes at Tony Yayo: "After you flop I'm taking your fans/ Give you a reason to do that dumb sh-- with your hands."

"Palm Pilot" by the Game featuring Money Mike. Game takes a break from going at the G-Unit to strike back at the Young Gunz with actor/comedian Katt Williams, who played Money Mike in "Friday After Next." Apparently Williams, who can currently be heard on Ludacris' "Pimpin' All Over the World," took exception to the Gunnerz calling his character Money Mike a fake pimp on "Set It Off." Katt raps over the Young Gunz's own beat: "Next time you say my name, put your bass in my voice .../ Why did y'all get pimpin' started?/ Y'all two young girls that still get carded/ One of y'all is trash, the other is garbage." Are we the only ones who think rap is totally out of control? Sigh!

Don't Sleep: Other Notable Selections This Week

DJ Smallz and Mr. Collipark's Collipark Music
DJ Kay Slay's Live on Shade 45
Kurupt's Against Tha Grain (independent album)
DJ Exclusive and AZ's Certified S.O.S.A. and Certified S.O.S.A. the Sequel
Eazy-E's Gangsta Memorial Edition (independent album and DVD)
Mick Boogie's Hustle & Snow
DJ Chuck T & Dow Jones' The South West Connect Gang
354 & Big Mike's Y.O. Stomping Grounds
GMG & Cutmaster C's Too Hard 4 HipHop
Wiz Hoffa and Mz Hoffa's Mr. & Mrs. Hov
All Star Trybe's Lay It Down
Chops/ Bun B/ DJ Lt. Dan's It's Going Down Vol. 2
DJ Bazarro's It's A New Era Vol. 1

'Hood's Heavy Rotation: Bubbling Below The Radar

G-Unit featuring Mase, Mobb Deep and M.O.P. - "300 Shots"
Kanye West - "Late" (hidden track on Late Registration)
Lloyd Banks - "It's So Simple"
Peedi Peedi - "F--- Dame Dash"
Tru Life - "Lowa East Side"
ODB featuring Missy - "Lift Your Skirt"
Obie Trice - "They Wanna Know"

Celebrity Favs

Jamie Foxx, who's working on his untitled second LP with the likes of Mary J. Blige, Timbaland and Kanye West, is totally down with 50 Cent and his army. "I listen to a lot of hip-hop, man," Foxx said. "I think it's because I'm working on the album. I'm like a G-Unit freak. Young Buck, [I like] his vernacular. Dirty South, I'm from the South, so I'm digging Mike Jones. I'm not really listening to a lot of R&B. So G-Unit, Mike Jones, R. Kelly. The young cats. T.I.! It's crazy. Everybody is hitting right now."

The Streets Is Talking: News & Notes From The Underground

The LOX have made a promise: We will be seeing a video for Sheek's "Kiss Your Ass Goodbye" remix with Jadakiss, Beanie Sigel and Fabolous.

"I got the all-star cast on there," Sheek said last week in Miami. "Its hard. It's killing the streets right now. We got Beanie Sigel fresh out of jail. That's his first verse since he's been out of jail. Styles went out to Philly and got him. Beanie killed it."

"It's the second time you heard us with him since 'Reservoir Dogs,' " Jada noted. "When we do collabos, we don't really peel out the Billboard and go for the top three people up there. We see who's gonna mesh right, who the people would like to hear us with. We think about everybody when we do our songs."

The LOX were in Miami performing at the Video Music Awards with Mariah Carey, and if you've been paying attention, the trio have been stepping their MTV game up. Last year Kiss rocked the pre-show, and this year they made the main show.

"As we take over the streets, we easing our way up to events like this," Jada said. "Get used to seeing the LOX here, D-Block here every year. Just to be onstage with Mariah is marvelous."

The LOX are close to releasing their first album of the year. Styles P's Time Is Money is slated for October 4.

"It's about a cool summer day," Styles said of the video for "Can You Believe It," which features Akon. "Barbecue, chillin' in the 'hood with my homies. I kind of took the Will Smith ['Summertime' video] formula."

"How ironic is that?" Jada jumped in. "Styles P taking the Will Smith version."

"It's a notch more ghettoer," Styles said. "I went left field on them. I tried to take it out of my norm."

Look for Jada to possibly get a new gold grill for his bottom row of teeth courtesy of Paul Wall soon.

The major-label game has been good to Slim Thug. His Already Platinum is certified gold, and he says Interscope Records has treated him so well that he actually signed his group Boyz N Blue to the 'Scope as well as to his Boss Hogg Outlawz label.

Thug and his crew, which includes Killa Kyleon, Sir Daily, Chris Ward and PJ, are already putting the LP together. Slim doesn't just have one group in mind, though. During VMA weekend in Miami, the Houston native said he's been in talks with a very close friend by the name of Paul Wall about getting together to record an album.

"I been talking to Paul, we been shifting the idea back and forth," Slim said. "We might be able to pull it off if we can get these labels to let it go down. I'm down with it. Paul Wall and Mike Jones, that's my family. We gonna make it happen."

From friend to foe. As you read here a few weeks ago, Slim and his boys recently released the mixtape Boss Basics with DJ Drama and they were bringing it to another H-Town hustler, Lil' Flip. Although Slim heavily dissed Flip and Flip's crew, Sqad Up, Thugger says the beef is now squashed and he wants to move on.

"I never had no problems with old boy, but it was one thing after another," Thug explained of his jabs. "He'd be wearing a shirt that says 'The Boss.' Then I'd be hearing things in the street. The city and everybody else calls me 'The Boss.' Then one of his artists from Sqad Up shot a [cheap dis] at me. That's when I spoke upon it. But it ain't nothing I'm looking for. It's supposed to be dead. [Our beef] is not really a good look for the city. As long as nobody messes with me, I'm not gonna mess with nobody."

Monday, September 05, 2005

Diary Of A Mad Asian Woman.

Are Asians Proud of Michelle Malikin?

If I was Asian, I would want to commit suicide for being racially connected with this Asian Nazi. She is like a madwoman anytime I see her bich ass on TV.

Cant wait for dis shit.

Television's most anticipated comedy is about Chris Rock's Brooklyn childhood

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September 4, 2005, 4:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- The reaction so startled Dawn Ostroff that she thought someone was onstage behind her, playing a joke.

The UPN president had only said the name of Chris Rock's new series, "Everybody Hates Chris," and the audience of media executives there to preview her fall schedule was laughing. Then she showed highlights and walked off knowing UPN _ of all networks _ had the most hotly anticipated comedy of this month's new television season.

"The laughs were so loud and continual," she said. "I just couldn't believe how large the response was. It was a great feeling."

"Everybody Hates Chris," which premieres 8 p.m. EDT Sept. 22, is based on Rock's childhood in Brooklyn with a penny-pinching dad and tough but loving mom. It's a family comedy, albeit one that refers to drive-by shootings and contains the n-word in its first episode.

It was chosen best upcoming show in Broadcasting & Cable magazine's poll of TV critics, an opinion echoed by many in the advertising community.

"I think there's a lot of buzz about it because it looks like UPN has a show for the first time that could conceivably be a grand slam out of the park," said Sharianne Brill, analyst for the ad-buying firm Carat USA.

Whenever there's a hit in the small universe of Hollywood, there's always someone who's able to say they should have been there first.

If that turns out to be true here, it's Fox that will be answering uncomfortable questions.

Ostroff saw a script for "Everybody Hates Chris" when she was looking at writing samples from co-creator Ali LeRoi, and fell in love with it. There wasn't much she could do about it, though, knowing the project was under development at Fox.

She hunted down Rock's cell phone number and e-mail address to badger him about it.

"She just really liked the script and ... I responded to that," Rock, who narrates the show, told reporters recently.

Ostroff had to keep her feelings quiet, figuring Fox would become more interested if it heard a rival network executive was interested.

When Fox's option ran out, she pounced.

LeRoi said Fox's rejection was for financial, not creative, reasons. "Everybody Hates Chris" is a single-camera comedy, which are more expensive to produce than series filmed live on a soundstage, and Fox already had several of those projects going. "You can't be mad at them," he said.

There were also rumors that Fox was worried Rock would have minimal involvement, something the comedian dismissed with a quip: "I don't think I've ever done anything and walked out ... My name's Rock, not Chappelle." (The reference, of course, is to Dave Chappelle pulling the plug on the third season of his Comedy Central show).

Fox entertainment spokesman Scott Grogin declined to comment, noting a management change since the decision was made.

The early word has been so positive that Ostroff has been asked whether she's worried that CBS will steal "Everybody Hates Chris." The two networks are part of Viacom and share several executives.

"It was flattering that everyone thought so much of the show that they felt it should be on CBS, the biggest network," she said.

But, no, she's not fretting that CBS will snag it.

"UPN is getting behind it," LeRoi said. "They're putting in everything they have in terms of support. That's good. You'd rather have that than no support. The downside is, you don't want to believe the hype."

That hype makes it worth raising a few cautionary notes. UPN has never been able to rival CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox in terms of attention and is rarely a first choice for people who turn on their televisions. Ratings that would get a series canceled on those other networks define a hit on UPN. Bucking that reality to get wide exposure would be a challenge for any series. UPN also has aired wrestling on Thursdays for many years and is counting on Rock to establish a beachhead for comedy on what is already television's most-watched weeknight.

"I think this will be the catalyst behind TiVo and DVR acquisitions," analyst Brill said. "This is an hour when I wish I could be watching two things at once."

LeRoi is instead worrying about what is within his power _ making the best comedy he can.

"We just want to do a good piece of work," he said. "We're not going to do a good piece of work just because everyone says it's so great. We didn't have any hype when we wrote the pilot."

Sheek Louch-Aftre Taxes Review


Production: Buckwild, Havoc, Alchemist, Red Spyda, Vinny Idol

Sheek Louch Wasn’t supposed to overcome odds. Critics were quick to label the Yonkers, NY native as the weak link in the Lox, as some felt he lacked the lyrical dexterity and charisma of Jadakiss & Styles P. Fortunately, Sheek was able to silence the haters with his 2003 solo debut Walk Witt Me. As Arguably the best lox solo album, Walk Witt Me displayed Sheek’s maturation through introspective and conceptual material such as “I Aint Forget”, “354” and the title track. This growth continues on his sophomore release, After Taxes.

While it lacks the honesty of Walk Witt Me, After Taxes compensates with its cohesiveness and top notch production lineup. With Various hiphop heavyweights behind the boards, the album’s beat selection provides the right foundation for success. The MC is ushered in triumphantly on “intro”, as D.I.T.C. legend Buckwild provides a haunting string arrangement that sets the stage perfectly. And on the Havoc produced “Broadway”, Sheek delivers thugged out playa tales for the ladies without sacrificing his integrity.

In addition to its potent beats, After Taxes features several standout guest appearances. “oh oh” finds Sheek & Ghostface coming together over a vintage Alchemist piano loop, making for one of the album’s strongest efforts. Also outstanding are “Get Up, Stand Up”, featuring Redman, and the controversial “Street Music”, on which Game throws strong shots at the entire G-Unit Camp.

But if you thought Sheek himself wasn’t going to speak on the conflict between D-Block & G-Unit, think again. On the sizzing “Maybe If I Sing”, Sheek lets loose on 50, Lloyd Banks & Young Buck. With Red Spyda’s menacing bells echoing though out the track, Sheek goes hard at 50, calling him a dry snitch and spittin “You aint as big as those white dudes who cut your check.”

With only 2 missteps “Back in the days” and “All fed up” - After Taxes proves that the skills Sheek displayed on Walk Witt Me were no fluke. Thanks to the superb production backing him up, he is able to deliver another blow to those critics who doubted him. While Sheek may not garner a platinum plaque with After Taxes, D-Block fans will appreciate his decision to stay true to the streets from which he came.

3.5 Mics

New Orleans resident:" The government is killing us"

.O. resident: Our government is killing the people of New Orleans

Get Your Act On | September 4 2005

National Guard not allowing aid into the city

Get Your Act On! (Jeffrey and Andrea) are currently in Waco, TX. We are organizing a relief effort to bring much needed supplies directly into the City of New Orleans as almost NOTHING is getting in via 'official' channels (we have spoken to people still in the city).

Our house is still standing and should be relatively free of flood waters by now, so it will be used as a base for relief efforts as we are just 6 blocks from the lower 9th ward, one of the hardest hit neighborhoods. We will be purchasing a van or getting a large UHaul, filling it with supplies and driving it back to New Orleans.

If you can donate to our relief effort, please do so via this paypal link. If you do not wish to donate money directly, if you would like to purchase supplies that we can pick up (ie, from Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart), that would be great. A lot more info about our effort will be posted here by tonight as we get more details together. We can be reached via call at 254.640.8441 (Andrea) or 254.640.8442 (Jeffrey)

7:15PM Thurs Sept. 1 Update: It looks like the most economical thing to do is purchase a large van - we should be able to do this for $1000-$2000. If anyone has connections to people in the position to make a good sized donation, please ask them if they can help with this. Thanks!

9:30PM Thurs Sept 1. Update: Please help spread this message:

There are supplies sitting in Baton Rouge for the folks in New Orleans, but the National Guard has the city surrounded and is not letting anyone in or out. They are turning away people with s[QUOTE]upplies, claiming it is too dangerous. If we have planes that can drop bombs on people in Iraq, certianly we can air drop supplies into the city. Our goverment is KILLING the people of New Orleans. This is the message I am now sending to all major media sources, national and worldwide, as well as posting to email lists, blogs, etc. The story is getting out that the people there are not getting supplies, but the truth of WHY is not. Please help spread the word, we must get this story out. Please so not let any more of my friends die.

I can be reached at 254.640.8441 - feel free to call me or give my number to any media that needs a contact person to talk to.

Here is my message:

I am a resident of the Bywater in New Orleans (9th Ward). I am one of the lucky ones that was able to evacuate before the storm.

I have recently managed to speak to some friends stranded in New Orleans. They are starving and dehydrating and there is no news of when they will be receiving food and water. I have spoken to relief efforts and understand that there are plenty of supplies waiting for these people, BUT THEY ARE NOT BEING ALLOWED INTO THE CITY.

The National Guard has the city surrounded and is not letting anyone in or out, except the buses being evacuated. The excuse that they can not bring supplies into New Orleans because of the looting and gun fire is not a valid excuse - if they are too afraid to enter the streets of New Orleans, they need to be air dropping supplies into the city. If the United States is capable of sending planes that can withstand enemy fire to drop bombs in Iraq, certainly they are capable of air dropping supplies into a city where the worst of the gunfire they could encouter would be from semi-automatics.

Our government is killing the people of New Orleans. By witholding supplies, they are ensuring more deaths, and I hold them complicit.

Please bring this matter to the attention of the people of the United States. They need to know that New Orleans is deliberatly being denied food and water. Perhaps if the people there had food and water, they might not be shooting off guns.

Please feel free to call me for further information or with any questions. I appreciate your attention to this most serious matter.

I fear for my friends.


Andrea Garland
Get Your Act On! (

On another note, Jeffrey and I are in the process of getting a large vehicle and loading it up with donated supplies needed for longer term cleanup efforts (generators, chain saws, solar cooking equipment, etc.). Some basic info and a paypal link is at Get Your Act On!( and more detailed info will be posted later. Please help spread the word about this, as well. We live 6 blocks from one of the hardest hit areas in New Orleans, so we intend to bring these necessary tools to our neighbors.

Also heard that part of the reason our house flooded is they dynamited part of the levee after the first section broke - they did this to prevent Uptown (the rich part of town) from being flooded. Apparently they used too much dynamite, thus flooding part of the Bywater. So now I know who is responsible for flooding my house - not Katrina, but our government .

He may be a pretentious actor but Sean Penn at least puts his money where his mouth is...

From correspondents in New Orleans

EFFORTS by Hollywood actor Sean Penn to aid New Orleans victims stranded by Hurricane Katrina foundered badly overnight, when the boat he was piloting to launch a rescue attempt sprang a leak.

Penn had planned to rescue children waylaid by Katrina's flood waters, but apparently forgot to plug a hole in the bottom of the vessel, which began taking water within seconds of its launch.
The actor, known for his political activism, was seen wearing what appeared to be a white flak jacket and frantically bailing water out of the sinking vessel with a red plastic cup.

When the boat's motor failed to start, those aboard were forced to use paddles to propel themselves down the flooded New Orleans street.

Asked what he had hoped to achieve in the waterlogged city, the actor replied: "Whatever I can do to help."

With the boat loaded with members of Penn's entourage, including a personal photographer, one bystander taunted the actor: "How are you going to get any people in that thing?"

Chuck D speaks on this New Orleans shit

Public Enemy front man Chuck D has written a new song addressing the natural disaster in New Orleans, Alabama, Mississippi and the issues that surround the region ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. In “Hell No We Ain’t Alright,” Chuck D sends a barbed message to government officials, the media, the military and even the Hip-Hop nation. The lyrics for the song were written on Sept. 2, the same day Kanye West rapped the treatment of African Americans suffering in the catastrophe live on the NBC television network. The rapper reportedly recorded the track over Labor Day weekend and is expected to distribute it shortly. Chuck D and Public Enemy have been long running activists in the rap community. Below are the lyrics to “Hell No We Ain’t Alright,” as written by Chuck D.

“Hell No We Ain’t Alright”

New Orleans in the morning, afternoon, and night
Hell No We Ain’t Alright

Now all these press conferences breaking news alerts

This just in while your government looks for a war to win
Flames from the blame game, names? Where do I begin?
Walls closing in get some help to my kin
Who cares?While the rest of the Bushnation stares

As the drama unfolds as we the people under the stairs
50% of this Son of a Bush nation
Is like hatin’ on Haiti

And setting up assassinations
Ask Pat Robertson- quiz him.... smells like terrorism.

Racism in the news/ still one-sided news
Saying whites find food/
prey for the national guard ready to shoot
‘Cause them blacks loot

New Orleans in the morning, afternoon, and night
Hell No We Ain’t Alright

Fires, earthquakes, tsunamis
I don’t mean to scare/ Wasn’t this written somewhere?
Disgraces all I see is black faces moved out to all these places
Emergency state, corpses, alligators and snakes
Big difference between this haze and them diamonds on the VMA’s

We better look/ what’s really important
Under this sun especially if you over 21

This ain’t no TV show/ this ain’t no video
This is really real/ beyond them same ole “keep it real”

Quotes from them TV stars drivin’ big rim cars
'Streets be floodin,’ B/ no matter where you at, no gas
Driving is a luxury
State of emergency
Shows somebody’s government
Is far from reality....

New Orleans in the morning, afternoon, and night
Hell No We Ain’t Alright

I see here we be the new faces of refugees
Who ain’t even overseas but here on our knees

Forget the plasma TV-ain’t no electricity
New worlds upside down-and out of order
Shelter? Food? Wasssup, wheres the water?

No answers from disaster/ them masses hurtin’
So who the f**k we call?--Halliburton?

Son of a Bush, how you gonna trust that cat?
To fix s**t when help is stuck in Iraq?

Making war plans takin’ more stands
In Afghanistan 2000 soldiers dyin’ in the sand

But that’s over there, right?
Now what's over here is a noise so loud
That some can’t hear but on TV I can see
Bunches of people lookin’ just like me…

Why do Pitchfork suck at Hip Hop analysis?

Just checked the Late Registration review. the dude that wrote it, probably more used to reviewing Nirvana or Franz Ferdinand, came out with this beauty "Kanye is the most interesting figure in hip hop in the last 5 years". " Kanye has done what Nas, Pharcyde and Jay Z couldn't do, deliver second time around". this dude knows his hip hop. Late Registration is a good little hip hop album for trendy Manhattan geeks and coffee drinking liberals to rock and shit, but this shit will be played out in 3 months time. As for the album being better that Jay's. Nas' and Pharcyde's sophmore efforts? I am too tired, cant even be botherd to explain why this is npt true, but goes without saying only a teenage newcomer to critical analysis would write that rubbish, but Pitchfork had a mighty 3 hip hop albums in their 100 best albums of the 90's. so their finger is definitely on the pulse of this music. Shit, Late registration is not even the best album released in recent memory. The Carter, Already Platinum, Most Known Unknowns, etc are more enjoyable that this art record. I think because they got that gothic weirdo Jon Brion on there with rockist beloved live instruments, is why this shit is dickrode so much. Still, props to Kanye on his NBC stance.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

"Ray Nagin is no rudy Gulliani". Shot the fuck up.

All thse conservatives are giving me a headache with " unlike 9/11, when we had a strong mayor". Lol, if Gulliani was Mayor on New Orleans, he would have left the black stranded to die. That racist fag has been the secong biggest killer of blacks. George Bush holds the record of killing ghetto bredren.

Also, These federal homo's aint give Nagin total control, he still having to vett everythang through a bunchh of rich crackas. These bitches in the media know how twist shit. Also, how come everytime I watch some news item on the shit, and they talk about race, they say its unfair to call Bush a Jim Crow scholar? They say "thats unfair" nothing unfair about it, bush likes a good little negro like Condolleza Rice who is more interested in playing wack ass Mozart or Beethoven instead of going to the ghetto. Some of these blacks have disgraced martin Luther King in my opinion.

Ray Nagin is doing the best he can, but Gof forbid, anyone get any Mayopral credit appart frome homewreckers like Gulliani.

How smart is Jim Derogatis?

After years of listening to this guy, I've come to the conclusion that he's pretty clueless and behing the times.

HE made a stupid staement on his last show. " Remember when Snoop was good?" What? Was that a back handed complement? Was he saying Snoop was good once? Cause I never heard roly poly praise Snoop before. I just think this guy has not got his love handles on the pulse of music. He looks ata genre, picks 1 or 2 people to prasie, then condems the rest of it. I just do not understand his reasoning. More sad is that he is intimidating mild mannered Greg Kot. Greg Kot dont really have a backbone, like a lizard. He's like an abused wife on that show, just agree with michelin man and you won't get ate up.

I just wish he would tell that gremlin to shut the hell up for a second and listen to this shit. Anyway.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Stop turning every tragedy into Geraldo Rivera show.

Did you see this crazy mexican on Fox yesterday? What the fuck is up with this has been now? I would have laughed if it wasn't so pathetic.

The Fugees-Take It Easy

This is nice, I just heard it the other day and they are what we need right now.

You can't stop crackas taking all the credit. Alan Lomax/John Work revised.


Book Says Alan Lomax Neglected Black Scholars


A new book asserts that the American folklorist Alan Lomax gave short shrift to the work of black scholars who accompanied him on now legendary trips to the Mississippi Delta to record seminal blues artists like Muddy Waters.

Lomax's recordings for the Library of Congress, made during his travels through the South in the 1930's and 40's, make up perhaps the greatest repository of American vernacular music ever compiled.

But he was not alone on some of those trips. Three African-American scholars from Fisk University in Nashville, a black college founded in 1865 to educate newly freed slaves, accompanied him on two pivotal trips to Coahoma County in Mississippi in 1941 and 1942. And they continued to work on the project after Lomax left the Library of Congress. But Lomax, in his critically praised 1993 memoir, "The Land Where the Blues Began" (Pantheon Books), gives the three only a few cursory mentions, one in the acknowledgments. In the memoir, Lomax, who died in 2002, also conflates the two Coahoma County trips into a single trip.

In the new book, "Lost Delta Found" (Vanderbilt University Press), the editors, Robert Gordon and Bruce Nemerov try to set the record straight by publishing the long-forgotten manuscripts of the Fisk scholars: John W. Work III, a composer and musicologist; Lewis Wade Jones, a sociologist; and Samuel C. Adams Jr., a graduate student. Mr. Gordon and Mr. Nemerov say these manuscripts provide a more balanced picture of the Coahoma County research as well as a more nuanced analysis of the Jim Crow South than is to be found in Lomax's memoir.

Published with the three Fisk manuscripts are 158 songs transcribed by Work, ranging from the familiar ("Shoo Fly," "Shortnin' Bread") to the whimsically obscure ("Stuball," "I Am a Funny Little Dutch Girl").

"Work's transcriptions show us that Mississippi wasn't only about the blues," said Mr. Nemerov, a former audio specialist at the Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University, who unearthed about two-thirds of Work's hand-written manuscript at Fisk University in 1989 and wrote about it in The Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletin. "There are children's songs and other social songs that serve no purpose other than for neighbors to entertain each other."

According to "Lost Delta Found," it was Work, the leader of the Fisk research team, who initiated the Mississippi study when he applied to the Library of Congress for money to support a recording trip to Natchez. Alerted to Work's interest in Southern vernacular music, Lomax, who ran the library's Archive of American Song, entered the picture and, Mr. Gordon and Mr. Nemerov say, diverted the project to Coahoma. Once the team arrived in Coahoma, they were told of a blues singer who worked as a farmhand on Col. Howard Stovall's plantation. That farmhand turned out to be McKinley Morganfield, a k a Muddy Waters.

Lomax wrote extensively of the Coahoma Country trips in "The Land Where the Blues Began," published long after the fact, but the research was supposed to have been jointly published some five decades earlier by Fisk University and the Library of Congress. The Fisk scholars' manuscripts were somehow lost after they were sent to the Library of Congress in 1943 by Work, who died in 1967, and have been published for the first time in "Lost Delta Found."

"Lost Delta Found" is an outgrowth of Mr. Gordon's research for his 2002 biography "Can't Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters" (Little, Brown). Tipped off in the late 1990's by Mr. Nemerov to Work's contributions, Mr. Gordon sifted through Lomax's vast archive at Hunter College in New York, where, after much burrowing, he found a manuscript stuffed in the back of a file cabinet in a powder-blue cover with Lewis Wade Jones's name on it. Also written on the cover were the words "Property of Fisk University." When Mr. Gordon matched up the document to the incomplete, hand-written manuscript that Mr. Nemerov had unearthed, he knew he had discovered a significant contribution to Southern folkloric scholarship.

The document was a revelation to Mr. Gordon, describing in vivid detail the ways Coahoma County's residents worked, played and practiced religion. He said Work's manuscript, in particular, is a crucial primer on the region's musical practices, from sermons to children's songs - his careful academic analysis leavened with interviews with the county's citizens.

"To me, Work is important because he's an academic who sees the value of homegrown, vernacular material," Mr. Gordon said. "Most academics were ashamed of that."

Work went into the Coahoma County project with an open mind, Mr. Gordon added. Unlike Lomax, Work took note of well-spoken blacks who owned land, and the fact that spirituals were already on the wane in certain parts of Mississippi - both of which ran counter to Lomax's assumptions about the Southern black man, Mr. Gordon said.

"That's the biggest difference between Work's assessment of the South and Lomax's evaluations in his own book," Mr. Gordon said. "One documented what was there, the other focused on what he'd expected to find. Lomax was disappointed to discover that blacks owned land, because it didn't conform to his vision of the South."

According to the book, Lomax used a photograph of a sharecropper's cabin in his book without giving proper credit to Work. The picture was found in the manuscript of Mr. Adams, the Fisk graduate student. Asked to comment on "Lost Delta Found," Ellen Harold, an editor and translator at the Alan Lomax Archive at Hunter College and Mr. Lomax's niece, said, "I feel the book makes claims and innuendoes that are ridiculous."

"Work wasn't neglected," she added. "Perhaps he would have been a greater folklorist had he had more support. But he had a tenured position at Fisk as chairman of the music department, and Alan never had an academic position. I just don't see him as much of a victim. Gordon and Nemerov claim that Alan used a photograph of Work's that wasn't credited, but I don't see how they can say with certainty that it was Work's."

Ms. Harold said she believed that Work had a copy of the manuscript all along, but never bothered to have it published. "My sense is that Work wasn't the most organized person," she said. "He requested the manuscript from the Library of Congress in 1958, and the correspondence from the Library doesn't indicate in any way that the manuscript had been lost or misplaced. He had 20 years to write about the project; he just never did."

Ms. Harold said she did not know how the Fisk manuscript wound up in Mr. Lomax's archive.

Regardless of the murky circumstances surrounding the mysterious loss and re-appearance of the Fisk research, Mr. Gordon said he hoped that "Lost Delta Found" would draw people to Work's scholarship.

"It's really beautiful work," said Mr. Gordon, "and there's a lot more of it." Mr. Gordon and Mr. Nemerov would like to publish a second volume of Work's essays and speeches.

As for Lomax and his legacy, Mr. Gordon is of two minds.

"I still believe that Lomax was a great folklorist," Mr. Gordon said. "But I do wonder why he had so much trouble acknowledging his peers, especially given the fact that they were African-American. Why would he miss that opportunity?"

Why indeed? Reminds me of Dr. Christiaan Barnard and Hamilton Naki.

2Pac would have loved this book, so should you.


Lets not for get the mothers, sisters and daughters in all this. I know some of them marry whiteboys when they get rich but a lot still love their black men. This is a great mothers day present for mom's and dads and is very inspiring and moving, it'll probably be on Oprah then people will start hating on it, as usual.

My Respect For Kanye The Man Has Increased Greatly!

Good for you Kanye. And good for black people. What Kanye said on NBC telethon was brave and true. He had the balls that very few people have. He has the balls that Muhhamad Ali had in 1967 when he said " I don't have no quarrell with them Vietcong". That statement got ALi banned for life ( turned out to be 3 yrs) and Ali never backed down. And Kanye reminded me of that. Kanye is on the verge of true superstardom. He has been on Time, 5 Stars in RollingStone, which is rare for a black rapper. He is the name on all the trendy people's lips at society functions, yet in his heart, as the son of a black panther and professor, he chose to tell the truth. The truth is if New Orleans was not 70% black, thet leevers would have been fixed a long time ago. If New Orleans was not 70% black, there would be no "shoot to kill" orders. If New Orleans was not 70% black, there would be no " look at all these disgusting looters" bullshit you see from fat ugly wiomen like Rita Cosby.

Now, as usual, liberals have stabbed blacks in the back, and conservatives are shouting "playing the race card". Chances are Kanye is alone in all this shit because these liberals are all fakes to me. They just like to engage in non stop debate and bore the layman like me to death. The way the Democratic party abandons our community once we vote their decietful ass into power, watch all these Village Voice, Slate, NY Type liberal experts turn on Kanye. I bet some of them will say " that nigga dumb" or something, yet these same people accuse Bush everyday.

I already seen Steve Doocy talk a whole lot of nonsense of Fox this morning, and that oreo they got on there agreeing with that blonde bimbo in the middle. That is the difference between a descendant of Bobby Hutton and a yes massa no massa oreo. One of these motherfuckers is gonna get black people killed. He reminds me of Carlton from Fresh Prince.

500 yrs of slavery, 40 yrs of "freedom" and white people are crying. Pussy's. So for me, even though I didn't like his new album, as a person who stand for what he believes, i resepct Kanye.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Kanye west? Anyone feeling this?

I think its good, but its not a genius. But he is good and anyone puttinghip hop on the top deserve credit. But he need to shut his big mouth acting like he's Stevie Wonder.

Why dont george bush save all this black people?

This shit is Christmas/Thanksgiving, Easter and The Ressurection of Christ all rolled into one for this man. This cracka, he want a black genocide, like the one he commited as Governor of Texas and he cant believe his luck right now. Maybe God spoke to him again, cause he already said he hears voices in his head at night. He is fucking up all the relief because he probably cant add up all the sums properly , that 10 billion is probably 1 million or something , I dont think this retard know what the fuck is goin on like Marvin Gaye, he on another cot dam vacation , ordianry hodrats would be so lucky to be on holiday as much as this slacker. anytime disaster strike USA dubya ina a bunker or on a horse in his KKK headqurters/ranch kickin it with Bill the kid.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Show Some love for Juvenile losing his home


Multi Platinum Artist Juvenile Evacuated and Informed that His Home is Gone

(New Orleans, MO) Tuesday, August 30, 2005 – Juvenile was just in the process of calming down from being evacuated from his home and city when he was informed this morning that his home is completely gone. He was preparing to conduct an interview for a news station when the news came.

"I am obviously devastated by my personal loss but thank God that I was able to get my family out to safety while many families were not so fortunate. I have lost some friends and to their families I send my deepest condolences. It is difficult to describe the feeling of losing friends, not being able to reach others and having all of your personal items destroyed, but I am still one of the fortunate ones to have my music industry family supporting me. Thousands of people have nobody to reach out to for support. Please keep our city, its people and our families in your prayers and please donate to the Red Cross."

"Our city of New Orleans and several other surrounding cities are experiencing total devastation. People have lost their homes, loved ones and all of their belongings, many of our folks in New Orleans don't have much to begin with and have now lost everything.”

According to the Red Cross they are not ready to accept donated items or volunteers but they definitely need monetary donations by calling 1-800-HELPNOW or online donations at People in need of crisis services can call Senator Mary Landrieu's Baton Rouge office at 225-389-0395 or if you are looking for a lost one, the Crisis Hotline is

866-615-8700 and is open 24 hours and has crisis counselors on hand. Additional charities accepting monetary donations include the Catholic Charities at 800-919-9338 or or Mercy Corps at 888-256-1900 or

Juve adds, “The people that have been evacuated have nothing with them, no clothes, shoes, toothbrushes- nothing. Please be prepared to donate whatever you can.”