Archive for July, 2009


Monday, July 27th, 2009


I like that RICKEY HENDERSON, who for his career in major League Baseball was adept at hitting the high hard ones [ll] as well as the off speed joints threw everyone a curveball of his own with his humble induction speech on Sunday in Cooperstown.

We all agree that RICKEY deserved the nomination on the first ballot. His career numbers are the testament to someone who dedicated himself to the game of baseball. His records are going to be in place for a long time too since the game isn’t played on the patient racetrack that RICKEY labored.

Congrats again to JIM RICE and RICKEY HENDERSON.

Jumping Out The Window With This One…

Monday, July 27th, 2009


The pic above has been circulating around the internets (TWitter actually) as the latest tattoo that Crooked I is sporting. I hope that isn’t the homey Crooked’s arm not because tattoos are so 1999 but because slaughter is spelled ‘slaugter’ and there is no excuse for that. Sure SlaughterHouse is dope as fuck and if you are into getting tats then by all means partake, but do a spell check first before you put some shit on your shit. Your arm isn’t a gotdamn blog.

I’ve heard mention that the terrestrial radio station SHot97 has been playing a SlaughterHouse track. That is fucking great news. I’m glad that E-1 is squeezing off some paper for this project. Lord knows they should have some dollars to soend since they moved their offices back into the basement of Alan Grunblatt’s parents house on Long Island. Moving back into my parent’s basement was a good look for me 10 years ago. I helped me sober up and save some bucks.

I wonder what the touring schedule will be to support the album? I can see SlaughterHouse doing engagements where they split themselves into two man teams to optimize their effect. Royce-Budden, Budden-Ortiz, Ortiz-Crooked and various combinations. SlaughterHouse will be copied sloppily if their formula makes a dent in the industry. Artists especially will look to form supergroups. It makes more sense for doing shows when artists share their respective fanbases.

I thought I was going to find the SlaughterHouse debut on the web this weekend. I’m glad I didn’t though. Maybe E-1 can keep the lid on it until a week before the scheduled due date? I know that if Def Jam with all their security and secretiveness can’t protect their own releases then E-1 doesn’t stand too much of a chance from the digital pirates on the internets. Even with the downloading of this album I will predict that the project eclipses 150K in it’s first week.

In our current music industry climate 300K is the new platinum so going gold in your first week is nothing to be mad at. The real indicator for the strength of a product has been the third and fourth week sales numbers. Projects can sail on buzz for the first two weeks and then fail quickly afterwards. I hope that the SlaughterHouse collective is up to the task of going hard and long [ll] to promote this album. That is how they will win.

Not with Joe Budden drawing the ire of any more rappers.

And not with misspelled tattoos.


A Dry Eye In The House…

Monday, July 27th, 2009


These guys Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew have opened for the Roots @ Highline.

Sierra Leone rap superstars. Get familiar.

If the $5 buck pricetag is too steep for your steez you should peep them for FREE outdoors @ Lincoln Center on August 6th.

Download Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew’s “Kings of Salone” mixtape at OKayPlayer

The White House 2012: Resigned To Failure…

Monday, July 27th, 2009


As the star of SARAH PALIN continues to fade further into obscurity we are left with the awesome quote from her spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton…

“I cannot express enough there is no plan after July 26. There is absolutely no plan,”

You said it sister.


Sunday, July 26th, 2009


^ You know you want a bite!

Our little sister on the internets, Marvelous Mo, has a tasty little deadstock treat for us sneaker fiends…

A crispy pair of Air Jordan 13 retros in the flint/oxblood colorway.

I believe they called these joints the “Grey Toes” (natch).

Call them what you want to if you buy them from her.

($175 or thereabouts) Size 6Y

Her e-mail address is moisdeadserious [at] gmail.


And tell Mo that there is ‘No Smiling’ in the game.