The Stop

"I spit that uptown-body-rock-rolley-hop, and will a nigga ever shut me down? prolly not. Cause ever since I was a young lad I crushed emcees, kickin' ass takin' names at the trolley stop."

- Jay Electronica

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Kicked and Pushed

Here's a dope cover for Lupe Fiasco's Kick Push by a newly discovered artist (newly discovered to me). I'm planning on posting up his album soon, so look out for that!

Thanks to Heaps for this link.

We Here Video

Yowza! Illa J, can spit some hot lava.

A K. Sparks Documentary

Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Cool Kids in Florida

The Cool Kids "What It Is" feat. Alex - Revolution - Fort Lauderdale from The Cool Kids on Vimeo.

The Cool Kids performing “What It Is” with a fan (Alex) in Fort Lauderdale.

Unfortunetly I didn't even get to go, which really sucked on my part. It looks like Chuck and Mikey really rocked the show.

And for a bonus: Wakeboarding lessons with The Cool Kids and friends.

The Cool Kids - LTS Wakeboard Session - Fort Lauderdale, FL from The Cool Kids on Vimeo.

Ask about me, again.

I've heard this verse before...

Kid Cudi - Ask About Me (Prod. The Kick Drums)

My top 10 albums

Well, I've been out for a while now, and now I'm back with vengeance! Today I'm going to give you my top ten albums of all time. There's a few exceptions to the rule, but this is the general line up right here. And hereeeee we go:

10. Blue Scholars - Bayani9. Son of Ran - Tribute To Sky City
8. The Roots - Illadelph Halflife
7. Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt6. Nas - Illmatic5. Canto I - Entry Level/Elements
4. People Under The Stairs - O.S.T.3. Crown City Rockers - Earthtones
2. Giant Panda - Fly School Reunion1. Lupe Fiasco - Lupe Fiasco's Food and Liquor

Well, thats all folks. Remeber theres a few exceptions such as Binary Star's Masters of the Universe, Lupe's The Cool, Giant Panda's Electric Laser, a few more Roots albums, Canto I's While You Were Sleeping, Mission's One....and etc. Again this was just my general line up. Keyword general.

Friday, November 28, 2008

The Jazzy Remixes

Nas - I Am...The Jazzy Remixes

1. NY State of Mind pt. 2 feat. Perquisite and Benjamin Herman
2. Hate Me Now feat. Odetta
3. Favor for a Favor feat. Odetta
4. We Will Survive feat. The Roots
5. Ghetto Prisoners feat. Skipless
6. You Won't See Me Tonight feat. Dela
7. I Wanna Talk To You feat. Odetta
8. Nature's Shine feat. Thomas Sliffing
9. Dr. Knockboots feat. Odetta
10. Life is What You Make it feat. Odetta
11. Big Things feat. The Roots
12. Nas is Like feat. J Rawls
13. Kissing feat. J Dilla
14. Money is my Bitch feat. Perquisite and Benjamin Herman
15. Undying Love feat. Arts the Beatdoctor

Pretty sweet find here. I haven't given it a listen just yet, but you definitely should! Thanks to Heaps.

Get It!

F.Y.I ; For Ya Info

Check out this new Nas track. I'm really feelin' it!

Nas - Something Foul

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Crown City Rockers - Restless

Official Video.

Happy Thanksgiving kiddies!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

An incoming message.

Check this exclusive interview with Son of Ran. Cant wait to cop his new album Incoming Message, which by the way, is out right now!!

Check the Incoming Message Sampler right here

Order it HERE.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Manic Mondays #12: Visual Sounds

Damn, this one is wayyyy late, but here you go.

"Visual Sound is a song that tells two stories...the first story is about a friend of mine that was sexually abused when she was younger...the second story is about an individual that contracted HIV from unprotected's a concept record that serves a purpose...check it out"
-K. Sparks

K. Sparks - Visual Sounds

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

God's Son

New stuff from God's Son.

Nas - Yacht Music


Check out the new video for Raashan Ahmad's track "Peace" on his album The Push. Out now, cop that if you haven't already!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The names Bond, James Bond.

"I don't think the dead care about vengeance..."

Well...where to start with this movie...Quantum of Solace isn't for the weak hearted. This movie is so action packed it basically could've busted the projector. The movie starts off where Casino Royale left off. The very first scene is a car chase along a mountain side, through traffic at that. To add to this Bond goes through various situations where he kills his adversary. If you haven't noticed by now, this movie is mainly based on revenge, which makes it that much more bad ass. Bond has no regard for life throughout the movie until the end. To add to the action, the movie includes land, water, AND aerial chases, which are all equally crazy! Daniel Craig has proved himself once again. He definitely fits the role of the bad ass woman charmer we all know and love, well at least to me. Older people tend to differ because they still see Sean Connery as the best. There's not much else I can say without ruining this movie for just go and watch it already!

4 Thumbs up (out of 4)

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Check out this original version of Be, produced by the late great JayDee.

Common - Be (prod. J Dilla)

There's alot of stars in this universe, but there's only one Kenn Starr

Kenn Starr - Starr Status

1. Starr Status (Intro) (prod. by Oddisee)
2. Against The Grain (prod. by Illmind)
3. Relentless (feat. Kev Brown) (prod. by Kev Brown)
4. The Same Pt. 2 (prod. by Oddisee)
5. Mr. Nice Guy (feat. Wayna) (prod. by Oddisee)
6. Middle Fingaz (prod. by M-Phazes)
7. U Will (prod. by DJ Roddy Rod)
8. Never Too Late (feat. Sean Born) (prod. by Kev Brown)
9. Carry On (feat. Supastition & Darien Brockington) (prod. by Oddisee)
10. Waitin' On You (prod. by Khrysis)
11. Inside (feat Wayna) (prod. by Illmind)
12. Back At It Again (feat. Median & M-Phazes) (prod. by M-Phazes)
13. Nothing But Time (feat. Oddisee) (prod. by Young Cee)
14. Another Day (feat. Sean Born & Chronkite) (prod. by Kev Brown)
15. Know Too Much (To Go Back) (prod. by Oddisee)
16. If (feat. Asheru & Talib Kweli) (Bonus-prod. by Oddisee)

So basically here's what I've been bumpin for the past couple days. Possibly one of the best albums I've heard for a while now. I was at a low point in my love for Hip Hop, and I was looking for something new to bump. I had lost all hope until I found this over at MS. Heaps said it made his top albums, so I decided to give it a listen. This is good music. Kenn Starr, with a style similar to that of Talib Kweli, crafted a masterpiece, with the help Kev Brown, Oddisee, and Illmind. Very laid back, hard hitting beats, with inciteful lyrics recorded over them. I reccomend this, get at it!

Get It!

Manic Mondays #11: Young Malcolm

Still a few days late, but I got my hands full guys.

"What's good street family, For starters I want to say congrats
to Barack Obama...this is a great day for all Americans that represents change...I don't say that just in regards to the fact that Barack Obama is an African American...I would prefer to emphasize the fact that he represents great progress along with the ability to unite people in a positive fashion regardless of color...This is bigger than race...The main fact is that I do believe this man has the ability to cause a positive change within this country and that is what is most important...Now I digress to my main point....This weeks song is Young Malcolm...This song contains exerts from a speech Malcolm X did...I always admired Malcolm X ability to say whatever he felt like saying and that is pretty much what I do on every record...this song is produced by T-Mos and it goes hard...I'll check ya'll next week"

K. Sparks - Young Malcolm

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A common tribute.

Commons tribute to our 44th president.

Common - Changes

Dear Mr. President...

In honor of our next president...Brother Ali dedicated this song to Barack Obama. Very nice stuff, Brother Ali is definitely an amazing lyricist.

Brother Ali - Mr. President You're The Man


Check out this dope, chilled remix of Delivery Man.

The Cool Kids - Delivery Man (9th Wonder remix)

Three words

Yes we did.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

"I spit that wonder rhymer shit"

Jay Electronica is back again. And back with some extreme heat, like...this is volcano, center of the earth, burn your face off lyrical heat. Jay Electronica ladies and gentlemen.

Jay Electronica - Exhibit A (Transformations)(Prod. Just Blaze)

Manic Mondays #10: Movin On

I know I'm a little late....but bare with me here.

“Movin On is a song that will also be on The Red Tape album myself and Kurser are workin on. We’re shootin for sometime in December to put that project out. Tina came to my studio and laced the hook, and as always Kurser did his thing with the beat. The content on this song is about movin past the negativity and movin towards goals that have yet to be achieved. Shout out to everybody that supports my movement, it’s much appreciated…I’ll check ya’ll next week” -K. SPARKS

K. Sparks - Movin On

Monday, November 3, 2008

If Mos Def were president...

Get out and vote tomorrow. No excuses. props to JayJay for the vid.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Why you have to vote.


Saturday, November 1, 2008

LupEND update!

Apparently Lupe's next album is really going to be 3!!

LupE.N.D. = LupEverywhereNowhereDownhere

Ironman is back at it.

Check out this ill track by Ghostface.

Ghostface Killah - Computer Love

It's the H to the O V

Check this hour long special on HOV aka Jigga aka Jay-z. Dope stuff.