Monday, June 21, 2010

That's All Folks

All good things end. One year, and 100 posts later, so does this.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


My boy Dario wanted people to check out this techno/rap group from Boulder. Its not too bad. Give it a shot.

Friday, January 29, 2010

I Guess Thats Why They Call It Sin City

Strippers & Cocaine-The Hangover -- Techno remix of the The Hangover...need I say more?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Pirate Signal

I saw these guys open for Public Enemy in Aspen, not far from their native Denver. While Colorado isn't known as a breeding ground for hip-hop talent, The Pirate Signal was pretty impressive. Their style is in the vein of Gym Class Heroes circa "Cupid's Choke-hold", with an emo spin to a upbeat sound. As far as I could tell, the frontman, Yonnas, had been smoking funny things all night, but he was coherent enough to spit some fire and sell me an album. What a champ.

Fun Stuff. Real cool live.

I thought it was clever.

If you liked the other stuff, pick up the full mixtape. Pretty good shit.

(PS - TJ, Zshare works great)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Magical Chambers

Straight from the 36 chambers and live from abbey road, I bring you Sgt. Pepper, Ghostface Killah, yellow submarines and wu tang killa bees. A very well produced and mixed compilation of Wu's finest on Britain's gift to humanity, the Beatles. Most of you have heard Dj Danger Mouse' the Grey Album featuring Jay-Z's black and the Beatles' white albums. Pretty good stuff but im going to argue that this mixtape is even better with a wider range of Beatles samples. Ya got's to have it!

ehh, i still dont know how to put on links so just get it off of kanyeblog.

Monday, January 18, 2010

King Day Post

Good Morning Friends,

After much pleading, I have been added as a contributor this blog. I am very honored and will do my best to provide a cultural and musical insight on the current happenings of this day.

Seeing as it is the conlusion of the civil rights activist/martyr, Martin Luther King Jr., here are a few posts in relevance to the dream that Dr. King lived and died for (I havent learned the trade of putting up mp3 links so the youtube clips will have to suffice: "Fight the Power" -Public Enemy
A hit song from Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, not pro non-violence but at least pro-black folks. "MotherF**k the KKK"- Willie Dee
A classic in every African-American vinyl collection. You tell 'em Willie Dee, show those mean-spirited illiterate ghost headed ______ that we mean business!

Because Dr. King was killed in Memphis, Tennesse by alleged James Earl Ray while helping black sanitation workers. I chose to throw in Yo Gotti (not a huge fan but dope track nontheless) with a sample repping the town where Dr. King was shot.

Walking in Memphis ft. 8Ball- Yo Gotti

Not sure how it applies to MLK but still dope track with Raekwon, CNN, and Styles P that takes part in Alicia Keys "Empire State of Mind Part II rmx."

Kanye, Saul Williams, Jay-Z...nuff said. Real talk. Yall heard on the College Dropout and Im resurec -"Never Let Me Down"

Lastly, but not least, Jay-Z, Faith Evans, and my boy Biggie - "A Dream" (with biggie mashup"

R.I.P. Dr. King

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

No Ceilings

Leaked early. Pick it up here.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Free Wayne

If you haven't already heard, weezy got booked the other day. Everyone's favorite rapper pled guilty to several charges including felonious possession of a firearm, and now faces up to a year in the house. Take this as a blessing though, as jail can only make weezy harder, and thus, a better rapper. Watch for the new mixtape No Ceilings, dropping on Halloween. Stay up Wayne.

Run This Town - Short remix of the Jay hit. Wayne runs this town.

Wasted - It would appear Lil' Wayne is wasted.

Can't Stop Partying - A strange collaboration between Weezer and Weezy. I think they did it cause they're names sound the same.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mashup Mondays

O-K so its been a while but I'm back with some more Siamese hotness. The obvious mash of Party and Bullshit and Miley Cirus' embarassingly awesome Party in the USA. Amazing new Wiz Khalifa song with Empire of the Sun. Really chill mash of 99 problems and Fences by Pheonix (maybe my favorite of the bunch). LET THE BEAT BUILD BITCH

The Thrill - Wiz Khalifa vs. Empire of the Sun

Party N Bullshit in the USA - Biggie and Miley Cirus

99 Fences - Don Diablo vs Pheonix vs Jay-Z

Startin' Off Your Week

The Clipse

Popular Demand-The Clipse (feat. Cam'Ron)-Malice and Pusha hit it big on this one

Who's Gonna Smoke (Run This Town Remix)-Benition the Menace- Just a funny parody of Run This Town by Jay-Z

Decline-Chiddy Bang- These guys from Philly got it down

Sunday, October 18, 2009

It's Big

Shine Blockas (feat. Gucci Mane) -I'm not huge on Gucci Mane, but not even he could mess this one up. Big Boi and Gucci Mane come together to make a track worth noting. (Click Song To Download)

Some other songs to get your week off...

Act Too (The Love of My Life) (feat. Common & Queen Latifah) - Quest and The Roots perform live on the Hennessy Artistry Tour in NYC with Common earlier this month. A good live production, although I'm not a big fan of Queen Latifah's entrance. But, the accomplished Roots and Common make a pretty good relaxed beat.

Solar Midnite (feat. Japanese Cartoon) - I don't know how everyone feels about Twilight, but personally I think its retarded. However, Lupe has a presence on the New Moon soundtrack. A good Rock/Hip-hop combination despite the association with a gay movie. Although not my favorite Lupe song ever.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


We ain't dead yet motherfuckers. Here's some songs for the week

Transform Ya - Chris Brown, Lil' Wayne, Swizz Beatz
Chris Brown goes back to music after his UFC career failed. Samples the transformers movie .

Apparently ODB recorded this cover at some point before he did too much coke and died. 'Fest took it and ran, recording a goofy song in the form of a letter addressed to the late McGirt.

Closed out entourage last weekend.

Lots of falsetto from lots of people.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Everyone Already Knows About Bobby Ray

This dude found his way out of the notorious ATL woodwork this summer after XXL magazine named him among Hip Hop's Class of 2009. Generally speaking, southern rap sucks balls, but Bobby's unique take on the genre manages to breathe some life back into the land that briefly wore the hip hop crown.

I'll Be In The Sky - Bobby's most popular track of the summer. That sing-song rap.
I Am The Man - A feature from the Juiceman, and a sample from the movie O' Brother Where Art Thou. Weird.
My Sweet Baby - Some guitar and folksy samples.
Ghost In The Machine - I found no rapping on this track. Nonetheless, cool song.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Meet Sean Price, the brokest rapper you probably don’t know (but should). Former half of 90’s duo Heltah Skeltah and current member of the Boot Camp Clik/Random Axe, Sean P hails from Brooklyn, where he spends his days selling every drug imaginable and beating the shit out of trifling fools. He raps too. Check out his first two solo LPs, Monkey Barz and Jesus Price Superstar. After you devour that, look out for Kimbo Price, set to drop early October, prequel to the upcoming Mic Tyson. Word to the god.

Mega Sean

DuckDown (ft. Torae & Skyzoo)

Onion Head (VIDEO)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Marinelli's Songs For the Day

I kinda went on an indie rock tear the other day, so if you like tight jeans-wearing, long hair-having, sexuality-questioning musicians, today is your day.

In an Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
As I understand it, Neutral Milk Hotel is a now defunct indie band from the 90's. Acoustic melodies, and lyrics that don't make any sense.
The Twist - Frightened Rabbit
A wavering lead singer kind of takes away from an otherwise good song with a cool piano melody.
Lump Sum - Bon Iver
This dude has a voice that makes angels cry. Ignore the first twenty or so seconds, and you got yourself a beautiful ballad. Definitely check this guy out if you like this kind of music.
Percussion Gun - White Rabbit
Crazy drumming makes this song worthwhile
Howl - Florence & The Machine
Wailing female vocals and and an almost military sounding drumbeat.
Until We Bleed - Kleerup ft. Lykke Li
Spooky vibe, with some typical Lykke Li weirdness. Drive around at night with this one on.
Belshazzar - Johnny Cash [Machine Drum Remix]
Classic Johnny song gets a kinda cliched update. I like it anyway.

Mashup Mondays

Copped this over the summer. Terry Urban and Mick Boogie collabo to make remixes (and mashups) of the 2009 Grammy Nominees. Alot of the songs on this mixtape are from Viva La Hova, but besides those, I picked out the best ones. Check it out.

Reckon A Superstar - Radiohead feat. Lupe Fiasco yes, its another Reckoner mashup, but this is really chill and they made it unique

I Got A Love Song - Lupe Fiasco feat. Sara Bareilles They used a little less of love song than I had hoped but it still makes a dope beat

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Kanye's Apology

Above is his appearence on Jay Leno in case you missed it. In addition to his apology on Leno, he also posted this last night on his blog:

I feel like Ben Stiller in "Meet the Parents" when he messed up everything and Robert De Niro asked him to leave... That was Taylor's moment and I had no right in any way to tae it from her. I am truly sorry.

Honestly, I kindof wish he would just stay completely one way or the other, sincere or arrogant. And besides, Kanye wouldn't be as entertaining, or as Kanye-ish if he weren't cocky.

The More Entertaining Side of Cardboard

(I recomend full screen)

The song's called 'Two Weeks' by Grizzly Bear, cardboard cut-out style animated video by a media artist named Gabe Askew. The song already had an official video but this guy liked the dreamy, indie-rock tune so much that he made this anyways.


Yesterday's video got pulled, so here are some of the MP3s for pogo's songs, including the aforementioned work of art.

Expialidocious - Mary Poppins.
Lost - Alice In Wonderland. Extra trippy.
Bangarang - Hook.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Pogo creates these videos and songs entirely out of samples from the classic movies of our youth. Unfortunately, the man filed a law suit forcing him to pull this particular video from the internets. I don't expect it to work for too long, being that it is illegal. Peep pogo's other shit here

Mashup Mondays

Great summer mashup by B Roc of the Knocks, a really good one featuring Biggie and Pac, and, in my opinion, a simply better version of Day N Nite. The original got old pretty fast, but the mashup by Party Ben is upbeat and jazzy.

Mr Boom Boom Jones - Black Eyed Peas vs. Counting Crows (Right Click, Save as)

Runnin With The xx (Quix vs Eliot Blend) - Biggie vs. Tupac vs. The xx

Shame (At Nite) - KiD CuDi vs. Evelyn Champagne King

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Oh, Kanye..

Listen to his meltdown backstage at the VMA's, after acting like a jackass on stage.
Oh, Kanye, what are we going to do with you.

Things I Would Kill For

BMW's Vision Efficient Dynamics
- Concept car that BMW will be unveiling at the Frankfort Motor Show next week
- Hybrid-engined car features 2+2 seating, polycarbonate windows and gull-wing doors
- Anticipated top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) & can reach 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds

More Pics 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Courtesy of that Kid From Cleveland

Cudi's album, Man On the Moon, drops September 15th. Being a criminal, I picked up the leak a while ago. The music industry needs to learn how to keep their product on lockdown. My hopes were sky high, and Cudder, for the most part, delivered. That's not to say all the tracks are hot. Some blow. Here are my favorites.

Pursuit of Happiness - A lot like his mixtape shit.
Sountrack to My Life - More lonely stoner vibes on this one.
Up Up & Away - A new sound out of the kid from cleveland. Hands down favorite.
Enter Galactic - Nice track with a little bit of a disco 80s feel.
CuDi Zone - Classic CuDi

In Case You Missed It

Although Im sure that anyone who sees this blog has their music game on lock, there are probably some of us out there who may have missed out on the oodles of good music that surfaced this summer

Here are just some singles that you should know unless you live under a rock... or in Kansas jk

Forever - in order of veteran status and lyrical skill, Drake, Kanye, Weezy and Eminem with his best verse in ages

Wasted (Remix) - summer party anthem next to "I Gotta Feeling". p.s. Gucci Mane is rediculous

Throw It In The Bag (Remix) - Fabolous featuring Drake and great sampling from The-Dream's "Fancy"

Congratulations - Drake with sample from "Viva la Vida"

Best I Ever Had (remix) - I gotta say, the radio really killed this song but the verse from Nicki Minaj adds some flare

And Wale came out with another Mixtape