Friday, June 30, 2006

Doors Open

Everyones seen when ghostriding the whip goes wrong, but this ones the best Ive seen. Check out the dude in the second clip, its as hilarious as it is horrifying. Go dumb.

In unrelated sports news, I came across the most pathetic story I may have ever seen.

The suit alleges Griffin was drunk and masturbating when he crashed his luxury SUV into a parked Suburban outside a store in Minneapolis, according to the lawsuit filed Thursday.

Griffin told the St. Paul Pioneer Press after the accident that he crashed his car because he was reaching for a cell phone that had fallen off his lap. But the lawsuit alleges the crash occurred because Griffin was "under the influence of alcohol" and masturbating while watching pornography on a TV set in his dashboard.


Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Draft Day

Warriors....come out and play

Wednesday is a big day for extremely loyal and forgiving Warrior fans like myself. The NBA draft has been one of the few things to get excited about after for what feels like a lifetime of losing. Although this appears to be the worst draft class in recent memory and the pick is all the way at 9, you just never know what can happen. Ideally, I'd like to see Rudy Gay (no homo) slip down but that's probably not going to happen. I've ruled out trades for Garnett and Iverson because that kind of thing just doesn't happen with the Warriors, however, the move to pick up Tyson Chandler just might happen which works for me. Goodbye Murphy, Goodbye Pietrus. It's been fun. Unfortunately, I'm planning on another dissapointing season but I'll still be drunk on the couch watching every single game of the season....I'm an idiot like that.

Smooth touch Adonal!!!

For some real insight into the world of Warriors basketball, go check out Golden State of Mind, it's the best bball site on planet Earth.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Be A Star

This is from a Myspace bulletin...

Peace Fam,

We'll be shooting the video for the song "Click" feat. Zion I this Tuesday in Oakland! Anyone interested in getting down for the video is more than welcome!!! We need you fly ass people to get busy wit us, so just hit me back and RSVP and I'll shoot you the location and time! Yee!!!
Let's do it! Authentic Vintage album in stores July 18th! 3 The Hard Way Tour jumps off this Friday! Love always....

Jern Eye

Jern Eye feat. Zion I - Click

Shadows' Back

Super producer DJ Shadow is back with his newest album, 'The Outsider', and it looks pretty solid. Peep the tracklisting, its obviously not you typical Shadow type stuff...

01 Outsider Intro
02 This Time (I'm Gonna Try It My Way)
03 3 Freaks f/Keak Da Sneak & Turf Talk
04 Droop-E Drop
05 Turf Dancing f/The Federation & Animaniaks
06 Keep Em Close f/Nump
07 Seein' Thangs f/David Banner
08 Broken Levee Blues
09 Artifact (Instrumental)
10 Backstage Girl f/Phonte Coleman
11 Triplicate / Something Happened That Day
12 The Tiger f/Sergio Pizzorno & Christopher Karloff
13 Erase You f/Chris James
14 What Have I Done f/Christina Carter
15 You Made It f/Chris James
16 Enuff f/Q-Tip & Lateef The Truth Speaker
17 Dats My Part f/E-40

Click here to read a pretty good interview where he talks about the 'hyphy movement' (yeah), nearly losing his wife and unborn twins, and shopping for records!

Heres a bonus video in quicktime of some behind the scenes shit for the '3 Freaks' video.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

'We Are The Ones' Video

The Coup
'We Are The Ones'

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Golden Shelltoes

Z-Man, Conceit, and DNAE Beats on 40 Ounce Radio

Monday, June 19, 2006

Oh Boy

Friday, June 16, 2006

Happy Birthday 'Pac

Truth be told, Ive never been a big fan of Tupac. My intrest in his music peaked around 92-93 when I getting into high school and I'd probably rather watch 'Juice' than sit down and listen to any of his albums. Anyhow, today would have been his 35th birthday and the man is without a doubt one of the biggest figures music has ever seen. That being said, pour out a little liquor and pay respect.

Below is an interview from Davey D.

This is a walk down memory lane where we celebrate the life and times of Tupac Amaru Shakur. He was born June 16th 1971 and died tragically September 13 1996.

Featured on this tribute are Sway from MTV, author Dr Michael Eric Dyson, 2Pac’s first manager Leila Steinberg, Big D one of 2Pac’s first producers, Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, Shock G of Digital Underground and YoYo.

Sit back and enjoy his words as we celebrate the accomplishments of one Hip Hop’s greatest rappers

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Sunday, June 11, 2006

An Open Letter To Hip Hop

Word to Old Dirty Bucket, everyone else should be reposting this as well.

From Davey D:

Dear Folks who say they Love Hip Hop:

I wish there was a way to make this issue of Net Neutrality more interesting. I wish there was a way to spice it up and make it compelling like some sort of beef within the rap industry. Maybe I should get Brad and Angelina to talk about it instead of their baby. Maybe Lindsay Lohan or Paris Hilton can utter a few words and force us to take more of an interest.

I wish Cam'ron spent his vast money holding press conferences, dissing punk ass Congress for taking tainted money from Verizon, SBC, and Comcast instead of going after Jay-Z. Im glad Jay-Z ignored Camron, unfortunately he remained silent as the President of Def Jam on this important issue. We'll see what happens after Def Jam finds it difficult or too costly to send out their e-post cards alerting me and others of their latest releases

Im sorry Miss Jones on Hot 97 was so upset and enraged that she felt compelled to make headlines calling Mary J Blige a bitch for not shouting her out at last weeks Summer Jam. Its too bad that she didnt use her 3-4 hours a day of airtime in the nations largest city to call the greedy Congress people who accepted money from these corporations Bitches. There aint gonna be any shout outs if the Senate follows Congress in passing this bill. Maybe she'll step it up when her parent company Emmis finds that folks from all over the country can no longer easily access their archived interviews on their website.
It's too bad that many of us found this issue 'too complicated' and 'too overwhelming' and hence directed our attention to Ludacris and Ice Cube's beef with Oprah. This is the feedback I got after stories ran on my website as well as AllHipHop.

Shyt I'm sorry Oprah was too busy telling Ed Lover that she really does love Hip Hop and that she listens to 50 Cent and his violent ass all damn day instead of alerting her millions of viewers about the issue of Net Neutrality.

Im sorry that KRS-One and others used these Internet airways to tell us about the Hip Hop Nation they want to build, but didnt issue a call to action to protect a main arm of our communication. Whether youre a Hip Hop or Rap Lover the elimination of Net Neutrality is gonna impact you..

Here's what's happening folks. The house has gone passed the COPE bill and rejected proposals to insure Net Neutrality. Those who sided with the Comcast and Verizon are well aware that the ability of ordinary people to communicate to the masses is a problem because its been the only thing holding them accountable. For the last 5 years, the biggest stories about government corruption, corporate swindles, global warming and no weapons of Mass Destruction has come through Internet bloggers who were able to push an issue to the masses and force Fox, CNN and other News outlets to pay some sort of attention.

Anyone who is an activist and championed causes ranging from Election fraud and Diebold Machines, police brutality Freeing Mumia, Global warming, Media Reform and Saving the South Central Farm in LA just to name a few this is will especially hit you hard, because the Internet and its neutrality provisions have enabled many of us to counter biased mainstream media outlets get information out about particular causes all over the world.

Yesterday that ability took one step closer to coming to an end. The mantra being sung on Capitol Hill is Shut it down, Shut that shyt down and redirect traffic to a handful of places and media outlets that they can influence and control.

Like Ice Cube said 'Laugh Now and Cry Later', because many of us will soon be crying when we see the Internet gets parceled up and we start paying outrageous tolls for basic amenities. And speaking of which why didn't Ice Cube talk about this issue instead of not being invited on Oprah?

Anyway your next steps should you choose is to call your Senator's office and tell them to stand up and protect your interests. Ignoring this, waiting for others to take on your responsibility or acting like the issue will simply go away will not change this.

While many of you may shrug this off and think it doesn't apply to you, stop and think of all the activities you do on the daily that involve the Internet. Such activities range from using phone cards which use Internet connections-(Many of y'all didn't realize that) on down to peeping your favorite blog... Many of y'all like to surf and check out my site, AllHipHop, Sohh, HipHopGame etc.. Folks that shyt is about to change in a big, big ,big way.

You're soon gonna be left with only being able to peep monthly issues of The Source and XXL, who neglected to address this issue. The Source bypassed this in their Media Watch column and Elliot Wilson from XXL obvious saw his shyt talking editorials as more important then keeping you informed. I guess I can understand, all these Hip Hop Internet websites were eating into business.

All you artists who felt like you can easily get your music out there via Myspace and the other sites, that's about to change Oh yeah lets not forget the punk ass RIAA who like to sue everybody. They stayed silent on this and in fact while all this is going on they have quietly lobbying Congress to change laws so that they can fundamentally change the copyright laws in such a way that it will make it damn near impossible to pass things around via the net. Please read about this here and here.

Also lets not let Steve Jobs and his vast i-tunes network off the hook. Perhaps I missed it, but I didnt see him alerting us when you went to download your favorite song or stepped into his stores. Perhaps he figures hes rich enough to pay for the inevitable increases while the rest of us cant. In other words controlling 90% of the market is not enough.

Shame on former Black Panther, Congressman Bobby Rush for selling us out and supporting these corporations. Shame on the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and any other Civil Rights group pretending to represent our interests while selling us out and taking the money to front for these groups. And while Im glad former Congressman Ron Dellums did well in his Mayoral bid in Oakland, we should not forget that hes also a lobbyist with one of his main clients being Verizon so shame on him as well. Hows Oakland gonna be a world class city that is a beacon for new technology and innovation when his client is one of the main people trying to shut down the Internet?

In closing I'm gonna say this and it may be sobering for some... It's what my pops told me after I got caught fuccing up and then went home and tried to kiss up to him so I wouldn't get in trouble. He told me to stop acting like a wuss and start acting like a man. He told me it was time I grow up and accept responsibility. He then punished me for 3 weeks not for the fucc up, but for me trying to kiss his ass instead of owning up to my mistakes. This is about to happen to all of us...

My point is this. Hip Hop is over 30 years old. We're not kids no more. This industry is not run by kids. To not involve ourselves in shaping the institutions that we rely on to get our information and music out is irresponsible. Thats some thing to ponder about.

Peace out for now....

Holla at your Senator before you holla back at me....

Davey D

Friday, June 09, 2006

Harold the Menace

A few months back, I saw so Saafir do a quick show at Milk. Overall, the new songs he was doing pretty much sucked, but it was fun and I'd never seen him live before. Since then, I think he had a tumor or something like that which surprisingly didn't really make much news. He beat it, and now I hear he's got a new mixtape with the Turntable Tykoonz. I hope its good, because Saafir is one of the dopest the Bay will ever see.

Saafir - Battle Drill

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Vinyl Exchange TV

The YouTube below is the premiere episode of Vinyl Exchange TV and it's pretty cool. To all the Haight St. gypsys and record nerds out there, the interviews here will probably be nothing new to you. However, I'm willing to bet that most of you are not too familiar with these cats. If you're like me and totally hyphy'd out, this is a refreshing change.

The show kicks off with Eddie K and DJ Marz who hip you squares to the 3rd St. ghetto stash. From there they've got interviews with Cool Chris from the world famous Groove Merchant record store, Mark Herlihy of Future Primitive and DJ RasCue. Peep game.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

'Rhymin' Over Breakbeats' Video

Prozack Turner
'Rhymin' Over Breakbeats'

Monday, June 05, 2006

Moses Music! BBQ! Celebrities!

Cool sound effects!

Little know fact: Seanny Sean once had his head ran over by a dump truck. True story.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Rap Dreams Trailer

Kevin Epps is here with a new one, 'Rap Dreams'. The man who brought you 'Straight Outta Hunters Point' is back with the cameras following Mista FAB, Kev Kelley, and Hectic chasing their way to the top of the rap game.

Watch a 30 minute trailer right here.

Heres an interview at