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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Straight Outta Compton.

Here's a Flickr set for those of you that remember the golden age of Compton.

~sarah p.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Watch me watch me watch me.

Growing up in Calgary, my cable access experience was limited. As a matter of fact, anyone that spent any time watching channel 13 in the 80's knew that it was mostly grainy Asterix cartoons, exercise shows for pregnant ladies, and Homework Hotline. However, once a year, when the family would skip town for the summer and head south, I'd get to watch for-real cable access. Most of the time, I think that people were allowed just show up at the station in the morning and by the afternoon, they'd have you on the air, doing whatever you damn well pleased... This made for some awfully interesting TV. As a matter of fact, I often think that UHF may have been more of a documentary than a comedy. Here are the Seven Most Insane Moments From Cable Access TV.

~sarah p.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Oprah, Umah, Umah, Oprah

Akon meet R Kelly, R Kelly meet Akon. Next time you steal someones flow don't make it your next single.


In Honor of The Year of The Pig...

The Top 20 Movie Fat Guys. (a pretty comprehensive list, despite the noticeable lack of Farley)

Friday, February 16, 2007

See what you've done? Now everyone's confused.

~sarah p.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

In honor of Valentine's Day:

Here are some of my favorite hip hop power-couples...

Jay and B:

Nas and Kelis:

50 Cent and Ciara:

Lil' Wayne and Trina:

Me and the entire Wu-Tang Clan:

Janet and Dupr..... Wait. What are you guys doing here? Nobody invited you to this party.

Happy V-Day, suckas.

~sarah p.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Mixtape Monday: James Yancey 1974-2006

A year ago on Saturday, Jay Dee passed away due to complications with Lupus. Our friends at CJSW did some great tributes on Thursday and Friday night, but we thought we'd throw in our respects too by posting some of our favorite tracks featuring, produced by, or released by Dilla.

J Dilla, R.I.P.

Side A:

1. Y? (Jay Dee Remix)- The Pharcyde
2. Love - J Dilla ft. Pharoahe Monch
3. McNasty Filth - Jaylib ft. Frank N Dank
4. Much More - De La Soul
5. Busta's Lament - A Tribe Called Quest
6. So Far To Go - Common
7. Workinonit - J Dilla
8. Get Dis Money - Slum Village
9. Wild - J Dilla
10. Make'em NV - Jay Dee

~sarah p.

Side B:

1. Fuck the Police - J Dilla
2. Breathe N Stop - Q Tip
3. Climax (Girl Shit) - Slum Village
4. React - Jaylib ft Quasimoto
5. 1nce Again - A Tribe Called Quest
6. Little Brother - Black Starr
7. Dynomite - The Roots
8. Whip You With a Strap - Ghostface Killah
9. Runnin - Pharcyde
10. Nothing Like This - J Dilla


Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Masta Killah, why are you rolling with PETA? Did they perhaps slip something in your 40? Don't you know that your rapper colleagues aren't going to take too kindly to you throwing red paint all over their fresh furs?
Enough questions.
I'm sure PETA rolled up to your door with a truckload of cash and some frozen vegetarian entrees, and it was pretty tough to refuse. I get it. However, at the same time, being a rapper/vegetarian is something that most dudes keep quiet (Common, start taking notes).
You're lucky you're in Wu-Tang, fella, because that gets you off the hook from almost anything.

~sarah p.

p.s. Soul Sides posted this crazy mix of one of my new favorite Nas jams.... Definitely worth the download.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Mixtape Monday: Songs that wouldn't have been quite so sweet had someone not made a guest appearance (Not entirely Will Smith Free)

Picture the scene: The year is 1995, and you're sitting in the studio, trying your hardest to pretend that Mariah's new single is going to be hot, even though you know very well that no amount of production is going to make this song into a full-on banger. From out of nowhere, ODB (fresh outta jail), stumbles through the door with two 40s and a mind full of ideas. He throws down some lyrics, pukes in the corner of the studio, impregnates two of the production assistants, gives Mariah a nice open-palmed slap on the ass, and 12 years later, they're still going together like babies and pacifiers. Here's to some of our favorite tracks that almost weren't:

Side A:

1. Oh - Ciara ft Ludacris
2. Make it Rain - Fat Joe ft Lil Wayne
3. Hate Me Now - Nas ft Diddy
4. To Each His Own - INI ft Q Tip &Large Professor (produced by Pete Rock)
5. Woo Ha (Got You All in Check) - Bustah Rhymes ft O.D.B.
6. Breathe and Stop - Fat Joe ft The Game
7. Day Dreamin - Lupe Fiasco ft Jill Scott
8. Got Till it's Gone - Janet Jackson ft Q Tip & Joni Mitchell
9. So Fresh - Will Smith ft Biz Markie & Slick Rick (Normally this is a Will Smith free zone, but I'll let it pass just this once).
10. Soldier - Destiney's Child ft T.I. & Lil Wayne


Side B:

1. Extortion - Mobb Deep ft. Method Man
2. Saviorself - Jedi Mind Tricks ft. Killah Priest
3. Fantasy Remix- Mariah Carey ft. ODB
4. Music For Life - Hi-Tek ft. Nas
5. Bossy - Kelis ft. Too $hort
6. Lean Back Remix - Fat Joe ft. Ma$e, Lil Jon, and Eminem
7. Southern Gul - Eryka Badu ft. Rahzel
8. I Still Love H.E.R. - Teriyaki Boys ft. Kanye West
9. Eight Minutes To Sunrise - Jill Scott ft. Common
10. One Minute Man- Missy Elliott ft. Ludacris

~sarah p.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

The bigger they come, the harder they fall.

It's amazing what a difference an album can make. A year or so ago, when Jay-Z decided to boycott Cristal, I was behind him 100%. I made a vow to never drink Cristal again (because, as we all know, I was chugging that shit every morning like it was OJ). However, since the release of Kingdom Come, I've been a little less apt to listen to anything Hov says. What's that, Shawn?You want me to boycott a basketball team? Ooookay, fella.
(The truth is, this boycott almost makes sense, but listen to 'Show Me What You Got' a few times and tell me that you can take that guy seriously. Exactly.)

~sarah p.

p.s. I still love you, Jigga, but you've really got to work at redeeming yourself, because that last shit was not very pleasing at all.