Thursday, August 31, 2006

The site done moved!

We - meaning me - are no longer at blogspot, you can peep us - meaning me - at the new domain:

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Word...Life, it ain't nothing like the original

Yeah! OC and El The Sensei came thru and rocked the instore at City Fellaz in a major major way. El did his thing and respect to Artifacts but OC really pulled out the big guns.

Addressing the youngsters standing in front he said he felt in awe that they knew who OC and Diggin' In The Crates were. Then asked us to throw L handsigns in the air for Big L before he launched into Dangerous, The Return of Crooklyn Dodgers, War Games and of course Time's Up! Anyone who thinks John Cena's Word Life is the original article should be sure to pick up OC's masterpiece debut Word...Life, you'll not be disapointed.

On top of that OC was a real nice down to earth fella that even thanked me for buying the records I wanted autographed. See 'em below:

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Bruce "I hate hip-hop" Willis making rap-soap?

Okay I knew something was wrong as soon as I heard the news. I mean, I dig Bruce Willis I think he was great in the 6th Sense and off the hook in 12 Monkeys, but it just didn't add up. The admitted member of the Republican party, Planet Hollywood owning, presently living in Trump Towers, Bruce Willis is executive producing a rap music soap??

I guess he is. It's called Word Life, in a move that'll surely upset some John Cena fans, I mean Chain Gang members, out there. You can view the trailer here in all its glory.

This is just plain wrong for a couple of reasons but they didn't dawn on me right away. The first one is obvious. Remember The Last Boy Scout? It Willis in the role of bad-ass detectice Joe Hallenbeck and it featured a conversation that went like this:

Milo: You think you are so fucking cool, don't you? You think you are so fucking cool. But just once, I would like to hear you scream in pain...

Joe Hallenbeck: Play some rap music.

You may think that's just Willis acting, plus he was for god knows which reason signed to Motown Records so he obviously appreciates black music in general. But after a while I realised I had actually read Bruce Willis hates rap in real life as well. It was the book "Naked Under Our Clothes" by former Yo! MTV Raps hosts Dr Dre & Ed Lover. I bought it in Chicago like ten years ago, read it quickly and haven't really flipped thru it since. But somehow the quote stuck in my head anyways of Ed Lover and Bruce Willis exchanging opinions. I've scanned the conversation for you here:

Yeah, that's right, Bruce Willis ain't got love for us, so why should he make money off of us? In the words of all-mighty OC (who by chance I hope will sign this album tomorrow) "Word ain't nothing like the original!"

Reaping the benefits of blogging

As the mighty Stetsasonic once proclaimed on Talkin' All That Jazz "What you reap is what you sow", well after having rocked this funky blog for over a year, some blogging benefits are starting to show.

First off, when my friend Ann Noyd, multitalented artist and hip-hop commentator, traveled to Japan she was kind enough to bring me back a present. Now this is from Tokyo so it could really have been anything ranging from sushi to ricecakes. But knowing my passion for professional wrestling from The hip-hop, the simpsons and wrestling blog, she brought me something from the Tokyo dome. The Tokyo dome plays host to many events but New Japan Pro Wrestling also have their events here, and wrestlers such as Hulk Hogan, Terry Funk and Chris Benoit have wrestled in it, and of course national legends such as Antonio Inoko (owner) and Masahiro Chono have had their share of glory within the squared circle there.

In any case she brought me back an awsome New Japan Pro Wrestling mini-titlebelt which is now prominently featured attatched to my mp3-player. Thanks a million Ann!

Secondly and more related to blogging as such and not so much The hip-hop, the simpsons and wrestling as blogging in general the people behind Gam3 streetbasket have asked me to be their liveblogger for their annual tour around Denmark's streetbasket courts. While I'm most certainly appreciative, it comes as a slight surprise as my prior engagement to Gam3 included a rap-set for their finale-show in Copenhagen, which I guess went all right. The second set the same night at Rust, however, did far from that, as I had no DJ, was slightly tipsy and only had the instrumental for one song. This resulted in me doing a sort of stand-up act comprised of blue humour and vicious personal insults.

In other words, the good people at Gam3 are either really overbearing or do in fact read this blog from time to time. I definitely give daps to them also, and look forward to their tour round the country in the beginning of July. Come check us out!

Gimmie dat design foo, it's the blog with a new look

As you may have noticed, I've tried to change the look of the hip-hop, the simpsons and wrestling blog lately. Upon doing so I figured a selfmade background would be more stylish than something readymade. Yet, I just don't have the time for a great design at the moment, so I ended up stealing one from Koba of Model Minority, an awsome rapper who I hung out with on mIRC back in the day-o.

Neat, right?

When I get the time I'll hit you with something designed just for the blog, but as the following update should disclose I'm kinda hung up these days :-) Oh, and by the way, my counter was somehow reset doing the process, so if you check it, it doesn't mean I've had zero trafic - though probably close to it - just that it hasn't be tallied.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Norwegian rapper with (nasty) Simpsons gimmick

Gotta love people giving their own take om The Simpsons these days. First we had Masta Ace's Spread It Out getting love on the radio, and now our Norwegian brotherbloggers are upping their game as well.

Skurkesprett, seriously deranged MC from Stavanger (aka Sta-BANGER) has opted to use the above pic as cover art for his new release. Defaming all of the cast may seem a little harsh, but hey, props for having non-regulars such as Fat Tony and Kearney featured so prominently!

You can visit Skurkesprett on myspace, and oh, according the foamfinger rating system we award his coverart one of these:

Monday, May 22, 2006

Masta Ace, The Simpsons and this Blog - almost - makes it to the radio

Last Saturday during the broadcast of Klub P3 on Danish National radio this here blog almost came into play. The reason being Szirhley Nova Beanca Rasmussen (sic) asked Noize, veteran battle DJ, if he remembered whether Masta Ace had rocked over a sample of this Simpsons theme. Noize wasn't quite sure, so he came up with this reply. To my knowledge there's never been played a PTA track on Noize's show, but thanks for the shout in any case :-)

Naturally here at the hiphop, the simpsons & wrestling we follow all hybrids of our three spearhead topics, so Masta Ace's "Spread It Out" is a classic to us. Produced by Domingo is first saw light on his "Game Over" compilation which had a comic/videogame theme. Aside this track it had "Supa Brooklyn" (Smif N Wessun rocking over the theme for Super Mario Bros), a spliced together collabo between Ace and Eminem and a lot of forgetful crud. But peep the track, it's double tempo and Ace does his thing with Homer ad lips.

Of course we expect this to be the beginning of a host of media coverage for the blog, so cheers Szhirley and Noize.

Phun Phact: Szhirley herself has covered The Simpsons theme on the short vignette that functions as the opening for Den Gale Pose's Definitionen af en stodder album.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Not Ms. Teasley but Gisli be doin' his dang!

One of my favorite rappers is this guy called Gisli. As you can tell by the name he's of Islandic descent, but got all his street knowledge dippin' thru the back-streets of Horsens.

He's known for his ability to bring his creativity into projects with great variation. You may remember him from my autograph post, in which he had signed his first EP, which was straight hiphop, but since then he's rocked everything from jazz-hop with the Lucie Baines trio to bossanova rap with legendary house-dj Kenneth Bager. In all the projects his managed to convey his own style with a passionate and very sencire delivery. As of right now you can check him soon guesting Ibi Støvrings new song and video.

What people may not know is dude is heavily into down-south rap. Not just in the regular "My main influences are Jay-Z and Rakim but I can listen to Scarface and Andre3000 without becoming physical ill"-way, he is a genuine fan of everything from Three 6 Mafia to Trick Daddy and Lil Jon. That said he's also way nerdy in some areas, and at more than one occation I've dared him to rhyme Gisli on Ms. Teasley the principal of West Beverly High from Beverly Hills 90210.

He combined my request with his passion for the dirty-dirty and made an impromptu rhyme on his site, you can find it listed as "podcast". This is indeed a joyous occation for the hiphop, the simpsons & wrestling blog, as it gives me the chance to crack open the brand new foamfinger system. Here's the grade:

That's right, Gisli and his rhyme, not to mention his combination of dirty south and shout to yours truly gives him the highest rating possible and sets the bar high for all future material to be rated.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The hiphop, the simpsons & wrestling blog gets a rating system

As I've decided to review and/or insult items, events, people and such related to hiphop, the simpsons & wrestling I figured we needed a personalised rating system. While based on Siskel and Ebert's thumb system, it is personalised by the use of foam fingers.

The foam fingers were bought at two different wrestling events; The Hulkamania foam finger is from the WWF European Rampage in Kiel's Kieler Ostsee Halle in 1991, and the other at Summer Slam at London's Wembley Stadium in 1992. They carry the following meaning:

2 foamfingers up: The epitome of greatness. Best thing event. Past, present or future classic.

1 foamfinger up: Pretty cool. Worth spending time on. May have flaws but more than makes up for this in other areas.

No foamfingers: It could go either way. Nothing that would make or break your day.

1 foamfinger down: Definitely not the way to go, and if it does have positive aspects they are overshadowed by the negatives.

2 foamfingers down: How sucky can you get? This sucky!