Archive for the ‘R.I.P.’ Category

R.I.P. Nate Dogg

March 16, 2011

I’m sure the video for “Regulate” is gonna be tweeted, blogged and linked to a million times today and I was trying to find another song to honor Nate Dogg with but really there is no other choice. BUT, me being the contrarian that I am…


Was Blind But Now I See(Repost)

February 7, 2011

I posted this back in 2009 and since I don’t think I can write anything more that can express how much in awe I am of J Dilla, I thought I’d just repost that old entry which is just as relevant as it was when I first posted it. I’ve re-read Questlove’s story numerous times and every single time it never fails to amaze me. Going through and listening to the sound clips just make miss him more and more. The man, the myth, the legend. Happy Birthday James “Dilla” Yancey.

I realize now that J Dilla was a god. Maybe it was the frame of mind I was at during the time I first heard his beats. Or maybe it was the type of artists he was producing for that didn’t click with me but I just never really understood the praise he got. I was a little peeved that I couldn’t grasp the brilliance in him that others saw. Now, I don’t want to toot my own horn but I feel I have a pretty darn good understanding and overall appreciation of Hip Hop. So what was it exactly that those in the same elitist, snobby, pretentious league I considered myself to be in, saw that I didn’t?

Well whatever the case may be, I can safely say now that I get it. Label me a complete convert. I went from being the trouble maker sinner kid who was friends with the kids that went to Sunday school to full blown Born Again Child Evangelist. I can see clearly now the genius of the man. I just hope I’m not too late and maybe if I start repenting now, the day I make it to wherever it is you go to when you die, the Hip Hop gods will allow me entrance.

Awhile back ?uestlove wrote an amazing post on Okayplayer about J-Dilla doing what he does best. I suggest going here to read and take in the audio samples.(I’ve been listening to them for the last hour or so) Hopefully after reading it, you’ll agree to have witnessed a miracle and Dilla will have changed your life as well. RIP James Dewitt Yancey.

The “Little Brother” Beat Story

DillaJay Dee

No No on LSD.

January 21, 2011

David Wells got nothing on Doc Ellis.

2010 Rap-Up

January 14, 2011

It’s a tad late I know but better late than never and since I find it extremely hard to encapsulate the entire year in a few paragraphs, I’ll let Skillz do it for me. He’s been doing this for a few years now(since 2007 I believe) and it’s become a nice yearly tradition by the most famous rapper to ever come out of VA.(If I find out that that’s not the case I’m editing that out) So without further ado:

“The 2010 Rap-Up” by Skillz:

December 9th 2010

December 9, 2010

John Lennon was assassinated 30 years ago today. Pay your respects to the most important musician of the 20th century. And try not to laugh at the band pretending to play the instruments live in this performance. Especially the bass player.

R.I.P. Manute Bol

June 19, 2010

Well, today’s off to a shitty start. Only player in NBA history to have more blocks than points. Rest in peace.