With the recent death of MCA, the Beastie Boys legend, Aroe of MSK/Heavy Artillery has produced this amazing piece in Brighton.
Recreating the classic 1986 “Licensed to Ill” album cover as a fitting R.I.P tribute to MCA, the piece is 12ft high and 64 feet long. Details on the crumples of the plane crash show the depth to Aroe’s talent. – Mark, http://www.ukstreetart.co.uk
This one of the dopest things I’ve seen in a while. Rest In Peace MCA.
“Record company people are shady.” Wise words from the Abstract.
Recently I’ve read an interesting article on HipHopIsRead.com, it’s an anonymous letter from a former employee of one of the more established company in the music industry. It’s a bit of a read but it’s definitely worth it, cause if true (which wouldn’t surprise me frankly) it’s quite frightening to see how fucked up the industry is. And how far some people go for money. As the title suggest its about a secret meeting that would influence the Rap game, real cloak a dagger stuff. Not even exaggerating check out a passage from the letter :
At this point, my industry colleague who had first opened the meeting took the floor again and answered our questions. He told us that since our employers had become silent investors in this prison business, it was now in their interest to make sure that these prisons remained filled. Our job would be to help make this happen by marketing music which promotes criminal behavior, rap being the music of choice. He assured us that this would be a great situation for us because rap music was becoming an increasingly profitable market for our companies, and as employee, we’d also be able to buy personal stocks in these prisons. Immediately, silence came over the room. You could have heard a pin drop. I remember looking around to make sure I wasn’t dreaming and saw half of the people with dropped jaws. My daze was interrupted when someone shouted, “Is this a f****** joke?”
Check the full article on HHIR
We always have discussions of which thing is better than the other, Maccie D. vs BK, Marvel vs DC and so on and so on. So I though let me get in on that. Today we have 2 very fine videos that has been circling the web the last few days, with model Kate Upton doing her best Cat daddy dance and models Melanie Iglesias & Lisa Ramos “battling”her by doing the same dance. That shit blew up faster than a car in a car chase in a Michael Bay movie, which is not really a strange thing if you see the clips. Now you might have no idea what a Cat daddy is, you can compare it to the Dougie and if you don’t know what that is, though luck and just check the video’s. Read More…
Okay the post by homie Duzkie Duzk about comic hip hop got me hyped. It reminded me of a friend, a great fan of KRS One, who told me that he was the proud owner of Break the Chain, an official marvel comic by KRS One. The special edition comic was a 1994 project by Marvel Music in collaboration with KRS One to use literature and music to break the chains of ignorance among urban youth. The issue came with a casette tape to listen to the spoken words and music supporting the comic.
Back in the early 90’s. Russel Simmons started the Def Comedy Jam hosted by no other then Martin Lawrence. Check out the intro by Martin Lawrence introducing a great sketch by a young Chis Tucker.
Check what I found. My Hulk metal lunch box from when I was a little boy. Manufactured in 1978. It came with a Hulk Thermos Bottle, but that one I don’t have any more.