Archive for December, 2011


Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

St. John’s Takes Big Step in Rebuilding Process

Syracuse is ranked #1 in the nation, but the big Big East story is the return of the Redmen, er, Red Storm. Thanks to a local recruit from the same neighborhood as Sean Bell and Fifty Cent. Maurice Harkless is bringing back that Red fever.

In his Big East debut, Harkless set the frosh scoring mark with 32 points. But that wasn’t all…

Harkless had a phenomenal line in the box score, making 14 of 17 field-goal attempts, including 2 of 3 from three-point range, and adding 13 rebounds, four assists, four steals and two blocked shots.

Harkless went innnnnnnn [ll].

Tournament time is gonna be exciting again for all of us Big East fans.
Word to Chris Mullin.

Action Bronson: Terror Death Camp…

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Terroe Death Camp was my joint off the Action Bronson x Statik Selektah project ‘Well Done’. I fux with posse rap tracks and Bronson along with the lineup of Meyhem Lauren, Maffew Ragazino and the Coroner is #unfuxwittable

You can catch Bronsolino and his Outdoorsmen comrade Meyhem Lauren repping Queens to the fullest tonite at the Highline Ballroom

Rap’s Greatest Goddess…

Monday, December 26th, 2011

My parent’s used to have an African fertility statue in their crib which looked like Rah Digga. She is unquestionably atop Mount Olympus in the pantheon of rap’s greatest emcees. I was incredibly honored when she accepted my invitation to be a guest on the Combat Jack Show.

Rah Digga’s history cuts a swath thru Hip-Hop that is truly phenomenal. From Q-Tip to Busta Rhymes to Eminem to the Fugees she has been inside the camps of some of the game’s greatest rappers and entertainers. And Rah is still hungry to flex her skills. This fact doesn’t bode well for Barbie doll rappers.

Rah Digga never relied on her good looks to make her music pretty. It doesn’t hurt her chances tho’ that she is beautiful. For a veteran emcee like Rah Digga to attract new fans into her fanbase you might think she’ll fall into the phony pop music trap. Nope, she has never backed down from challenge. Rah Digga is keeping it 100. And she ain’t never lied.

It Was All A Dream…

Monday, December 26th, 2011

My homey from the Highline Ballroom asked me what concert would I FUX with if I had the chance to put a show together? This was a pretty simple exercise in thinking of the rappers who I’m fuxing with right now who don’t get the eyeballs I feel they deserve. I slept on the idea and after my dreams I replied with a lineup I thought would rock the house…

Action Bronson is on the rise, but I still see people sleeping on this man’s talent. The constant refrain is that Action is the white Ghostface Killah. I don’t think those critics really study his style hard enough to give him his distinction. At this point I don’t think Action really gives a fuck.

The next rapper whom I think needs a larger audience is Mr. MFN eXquire. No one knows exactly where to put him in their rap music playbook so he doesn’t get the looks he needs to blow [ll]. This dude is bringing something crazy that hasn’t been done before him with the Biggie Brooklyn swagger and the 2 Live Crew stage show.

Bigger than all of that is he makes good music.

We have been pushing the Meyhem Lauren agenda on this site for a minute now. Meyhem is one of the rappers I know whom I have rocked with on some regular nigga shit and he is chill as fux and just as accessible as anyone. This is an original NYC style to my mind. Meyhem embodies the idea I hold that rappers are regular people who do real shit and then rap about it. Nothing he does is to put on a facade.

As rap music moves into the pop music spotlight and further away from its working class struggle roots the genre still needs artists who are Timb-booted, hoody fatigued down. But not as a costume, as a lifestyle. Meyhem Lauren represents for all the cats rocking Polo, Levis, and Timberland as their everyday uniform.


The Doppelgangaz are my guilty rap pleasure. Even tho’ they were really friendly towards me I didn’t embrace their music until the Lone Sharks project. That’s when I realized how dope and original they are. If you are stuck on their cloaks and their neo-Goth visuals you will be missing the best part about them. Their music.

The Doppelgangaz are the freshest shit on my iPod right now and I’m ready to rock out to this joint ‘Like What Like Me’. The Highline Ballroom will be off the chain on Tuesday night. These are the rappers who got next. Catch them live at the Highline, the best music hall in New York City and end your year by scoring a major win.

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Getting My Power Back…

Monday, December 26th, 2011


The Black Power Mixtape (1967-1975) is one of the most important movies I’ve watched in a long time. The film reminded me of how badly the government sought to undermine the dignity of the African American people. From COINTELPRO to flooding the center cities with drugs and guns the social experiment of integration was purposely a nightmare.

The film was over 40 years in the making from Swedish documentarians who were keenly following the AmeriKKKan experience right before the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. You will see the humanity of people whom we only knew previously as militants or rebels. If you want to see the social conditions which created the need for Hip-Hop then you have to peep this flick.