Friday, August 19, 2005

Go South

Good to hear Paul "I can still catch boppers if I drove a cab" Wall popping up on the new Kanye West album, opening with his usual suave parking lot pimping:

"Whut it dew, I’m posted up in the parking lot my trunk waving/The candy gloss is immaculate – it’s simply amazing..."

That lil' iced-out gringo then moves on to his Windex-shine:

"It’s a star studded event when I valet park/Open up my mouth and sunlight illuminates the dark/You see them fo's crawling/You see them screens falling/The disco ball in my mouth insinuates I’m ballin’..."

Then he rides it home, smooth like peanut butter without the crunch:

“A young Houston hard hitter/All about the scrilla/Riding something candy-coated/Crawling like a caterpillar/I’m tippin’ on them fo’s/I’m jamming on that Screw/I’m looking for the hoes/Baby, whut it dew/Drive slow homie…”

As for the album? It probably depends on your level of tolerance for Kanye's whiney voice/cornball lyric moments.

Hip-Hop Karaoke - The Movement

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Little Laughs

Originally uploaded by oldboyentertainment.
Phonte from Little Brother's joke of the moment:

Q. How do you get a blonde on the roof?

A. Tell her it’s drinks on the house.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

The Chart Show

Ten to tune in to...

1. Maseo 'Nextel Chirp'
2. Young Jeezy 'My Hood'
3. Bavu Blakes 'Too Selfish'
4. Ludacris feat. Field Mob 'Georgia'
5. Paul Wall feat. Tony Yayo 'Sittin' Sideways' (Remix)
6. Killer Mike 'Niggas Down South'
7. Chamillionaire feat. Lil' Flip 'Turn It Up'
8. Bun B 'Draped Up'
9. Masco 'Nextel Chirp' (Slowed)
10. Young Jeezy feat. Jay-Z 'Go Crazy' (Remix)

Do The Math

In the whip friendly world of South Beach, Miami, there is a social orthodoxy taking place. The most recent traffic survey concluded that 70% of sound systems prefer Young Jeezy (100% in the case of the high proliferation of Hummers). It's almost like individuality = sucker. Whereas Jeezy = love. Only reggaeton is competing.

Is it just a slow summer? Is this just a southern phenomeneon? Is Jeezy just that hot?

We need to know.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

"Don't text message me..."

While the UK slowly attempts to loosen the vice like grip of Crazy Frog doing Russ Abott's 'Atmosphere' or whatever, Atlanta is succumbing to something perhaps more beguiling even than Jeezy and Webbie's neatly-packagaed nihilism.

Maseo's 'Nextel Chirp' is one of those unfathomably catchy records that burns itself into your brain upon one listen. A situation not helped whilst in ATL where the actual Nextel 'chirp' is in constant earshot.

Don't even try to gauge the merits of this one. Just bounce.