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So I was late to work Thursday morning.

See what had happened was...

I actually stayed up...well I was up and ended up watching "Now That's What I'm Talking About".

I found it to be very entertaining and informative, this coming from someone who's not the biggest fan of roundtable discussions. Paul Mooney held it down for the first thirty minutes with his usual style of hilarious wisecracks.

It's hard to say exactly what they discussed because they touched on a myriad of topics ranging from Blacks in film past & present, comedic influences.

One sharp point that they made was the idea that the current values exhibited by our generation are in complete disagreement with the Civil Right's movement, a backlash of sorts fostered by the lack of dramatic change caused by that movement.

And one of the more interesting points that was brought up by Harry Belafonte was the fact that current hip-hop has sold it's soul when the industry came shaking "a bag of thirty pieces of silver." Once the industry decided that "bitches, blunts, burners & beepers" sold better, they marketed it, promoted it and thus, we have the current state of hip-hop which has strayed from it's roots. He proceeded to drop jewels on who really controls the puppets and I might add he held back nothing lol.

He was on point.

Harry isn't like Bill Cosby.

Son has been in the trenches for decades now and recently blew Bush out the water.

Hence, I respected his opinion and semi-agree.

The question that stirred in me all day is "how do we reverse this situation?"

Either way, two more episodes are scheduled and I plan on tuning in to watch. Peep the schedule here.

I'm about ready to hop on the Lupe Fiasco bandwagon. Dude's flow is type ill and somewhat refreshing. What he lacks in vocal impression, he makes up for with lyrical ability and thoughtfulness. We put this up before but I barely listened for whatever reasons. I backtracked and gave him a more thoro listen and I must say I'm glad I did.

Lupe Fiasco
Fahrenheit Vols. 1 - 3


Fahrenheit 1/15 Vol I

Fahrenheit 1/15 Vol II: Revenge Of The Nerds

Fahrenheit 1/15 Vol III: A Rhyming Ape

As a little added bonus, here's an interview with the man. Good read.

This is a classic mixtape series.

100+ emcees.

1 DJ.

100% crack.

Tony Touch's 50 Live MC's Vols. 1 - 3


Power Cypha: 50 Live MC's

Power Cypha #2

Power Cypha #3: The Grand Finale

Stroll on over to "The Land Of C" for some of that goodie good with a mixture of old and new. He's updated an as usual he's brought food to the table.

Last but not least, the "Pass The Smoke Challenge" has drawn to a close.

The challenge was close.

The battle was fierce.

The competitors were five...the rest of you lazy leechin bastards suck to me right about now...but later for that.

Props to the few who participated & to the winner, The Corrector, info regarding your free Rapidshare Premium account will be forthcoming shortly.

Submissions included...

Poor Righteous Teachers - Holy Intellect 1990

Aceyalone & RJD2 - Magnificent City 1996

Project Blowed Presents the Good Brothers 2003

Raw Fusion - Live from the Styleetron 1991

Raw Fusion - Hoochified Funk 1994

Heltah Skeltah - Nocturnal

Masta Ace - Hits U Missed 2004

The Original Jazzy Jay – Cold Chillin in the Studio Live 1989

Stetsasonic - In Full Gear 1988

Guru Presents Ill Kid Records

Public Enemy - There's a Poison Goin On

MC Paul Barman - Paullelujah!

Masta Ace - Take a Look Around (1990)

Laquan - Notes of a Native Son (1990)

Chops - Virtuosity (2004)

Subtext Magazine Presents Strength (1999) - Various Artists

MF Doom Monster - Island Live Bootleg 2004

The Herbaliser - Fabric Live 26

Juggaknots - Re:Release

Anotha Level - On Anotha Level

Devin The Dude - Devin The Dude

The Lox - We Are The Streets

Q-Tip - Amplified

Organized Konfusion - Stress The Extinction Agenda

Afu Ra presents The Perverted Monks


Illogic Celestrial Clockwork

Killah Priest Heavy Mental

Street Military - Don't Give A Damn (EP)


Akinyele-Aktapuss [1999]

Akinyele - Anakonda [EXPLICIT LYRICS][2000]

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Pass The Smoke Challenge entries

Again, props and respect due to all those who took part. From one link to many, they were all appreciated!

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Stray Shots

Keep checking in because we'll be continually updating this section.

Tru Life - Tru To Life EP [Advance]

Saigon-The_Greatest_Story_Never_Told-(Bootleg)-2005-RES [Advance][2005]

N'Dambi - Little Girl Lost Blues

Devin The Dude

RA Scion and Sabzi - Common Market

Intelligent Hoodlum -Intelligent Hoodlum

Jay-z - Bring It On: The Best Of

Mad Blunted Jazz Vols. 1 & 2

DJ Kay Slay - Down With The King 3

DJ Whoo Kid & Quan - Long Time Coming Vol. 1

Maroon 5 - Songs About Jane

50 Cent - Get Rich Or Die Tryin'

Soul Beats 3

DJ Premier - Unreleased Beats Vol. 3


Solesides' Greatest Bump

Papoose-A Threat And A Promise-(Bootleg)-2006

DJ_Kochece_Presents-Skaters_vs._Blazers_Vol._2-(Pharell Vs. Kanye Instrumentals)-2006

Paul_Wall_And_Chamillionaire-Get_Ya_Mind_Correct [Retail][2002]

Eightball - Lost

N'Dambi - Tunin' up & Cosignin'

O.F.T.B - Hot One

Jack Johnson - Curious George OST

5 Deadly Venoms Of Brooklyn

The Four Horsemen - The Horsemen Project

Kool G Rap -The Giancana Story

13 Different Bob Marley Albums

Babylon By Bus

Catch a fire



Rastaman Vibration





Natty Dread

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