Archive for January, 2008

Rock Is The Ultimate Optimist

January 27, 2008

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“I ain’t been talked about this much in hip-hop since [Heltah Skeltah’s debut] Nocturnal.”

How does one find anything positive in an attempted murder charge? A couple thousand extra records sold<imprisonment. Supposedly Rock let loose some hot lead into a pimp, which he dismisses as a minor misunderstanding.

“It’s just a motherfucker talking some shit basically and that’s the bottom line,” Rock told SOHH.

I love Rock and he has one of the dopest voices in the hip-hop game, but damnnnn. Who gets shot in the neck and talks some shit? The only evidence that got him arrested was dude’s word? If homeboy’s intention was to extort a rapper, he obviously picked the wrong one. Even Rock admits he hasn’t been talked about since 1996. It may be in Rock’s interest to make no further statements. Innocent until proven guilty, but it’s still wise not to give statements that may hand someone a brush which could be used to paint you as someone who sees the positive in shootings and attempted murder charges. Just a thought.

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20/20Proof Podcast Episode 10- The Peter Gammons Ep Pt. 1

January 24, 2008

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We rock the first part of a two part concept episode focusing on baseball and hip-hop. Listen to us discuss the whiteness of the Pittsburgh Pirates, MLB’s choice of Bone Thugs N Harmony to record a track to honor Negro League players, Nate Dogg’s post stroke singing abilities, steroids in baseball and music, the mass appeal of Peter Gammons, and our love (no Ennis Del Mar) for Harold Reynolds.

Playlist:
Roberto Clemente’s 3000 Hit Call
Ultramagnetic MC’s- Saga Of Dandy, The Devil & Day
Natural Resource- Negro League Baseball
Camp Lo-Negro League
Kanye West-Barry Bonds
Crooklyn Dodgers-Crooklyn
Mic Geronimo-The Natural

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Chuck Knoblauch To Enter Studio With Kool G Rap

January 23, 2008


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The Feds
got your man Chuck Knoblauch on the run pumpin’ Kool G Rap and shootin’ up HGH for no damn good reason. Dude has been retired for a minute. All we know at this moment is Knoblauch ain’t getting served those subpoena papers without a fight.

WASHINGTON — Former major leaguer Chuck Knoblauch had not been tracked down as of early Wednesday evening by federal marshals trying to serve him a subpoena from a House panel investigating steroids in baseball, a committee staffer told The Associated Press.

Knoblauch, a four-time All-Star who played for the Yankees, Twins and Royals from 1991-02, originally was asked to appear Thursday for what was supposed to be the first of five depositions or transcribed interviews scheduled by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Those sessions are in preparation for a hearing Feb. 13, when the witnesses are scheduled to include seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens and his former personal trainer, Brian McNamee.

When the committee didn’t hear from Knoblauch or a representative, it issued a subpoena to force the 1991 AL Rookie of the Year to submit to a deposition next Tuesday.

As of 7 p.m. Wednesday, though, that subpoena had not reached the former infielder who, like Clemens and more than 80 other players, was accused of using performance-enhancing drugs in last month’s Mitchell Report on baseball’s steroids era.

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Where you at, Chuck? It would be hilarious if all the accused baseball players shut off their computers, turned off their TV’s and hit the road. Then G Rap could get them in the studio to record “On The Run 2k.” The Feds would lose their damn mind! We have people moving massive amounts of cocaine and heroin into the country at this moment, Brad Renfro and Heath Ledger dropping dead, yet one of our government’s main priorities is finding a man who magically lost his ability to throw to first base? Remember “the yips”? If Knoblauch decides to answer any questions about this whole steroids thing he should simply state:

“Steroids didn’t help me throw to fucking first base from 30 feet away! Get off my dick, fool!”

20/20Proof Podcast Episode 9- Prince Po Spotlight

January 18, 2008

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We present a special 20/20Proof Podcast episode which is dedicated to the legendary Prince Po of Organized Konfusion. You will hear all Prince verses as well as audio snippets of an interview I conducted with him awhile back. Enjoy!

Organized Konfusion-Releasing Hypnotical Gases
Organized Konfusion-Stray Bullet
Prince Po-Meet Me At The Bar
Prince Po-I’m Hatin
Prince Po-U Right Hear
Prince Po-Pretty Black
Prince Po-Land Of Perfect
Organized Konfusion-Fudge Pudge
Organized Konfusion-Decisions
Organized Konfusion-God Send
Prince Po-Against The Grain
Prince Po-Shine
Organized Konfusion-Hate
Prince Po (GA)- My Peeps
Organized Konfusion-Stress
Organized Konfusion-Maintain
Prince Po- Feel It 4 You
Prince Po-It’s Going Down
Prince Po-I Got A Right To Know
Organized Konfusion-Bring It On(Blockhead Remix)
Organized Konfusion-Invetro

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Calling Dr. Drew/ Hook Beanie Sigel Up

January 11, 2008

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Dr. Drew is the man. He ain’t no wack Dr. Phil. I respect his game because it is obvious from his past work and the intake process on his new show that he is not attempting to exploit the celebs, but truly cares about helping them with their disease. His new show, Celebrity Rehab, features a bunch of drug addicted celebs (no big time celebs, sorry) attempting to overcome their addiction. Sorta like Intervention but with D List celebs. You got the cat from Grease, the crackhead guy from Crazytown, the American Idol chick who recently got arreseted, a Baldwin, the Family Matters porn girl, Chyna, Brigette Nielsen, and another porn star.

Beans really should have reached out to Dr. Drew and gotten on this show. Drinkin’ cough syrup by the gallon, riding in rented Altimas and not paying the tab, parading with Cosby and violating probation ten minutes later…homie needs some help. Take one look at that fool when he was tryin’ to diss Ye for being gay and tell me he ain’t worse off than the Family Matters chick who just smokes marijuana (Ok, so she did porn for weed and broke the Bob Saget rule) .

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Kanye be wearin’ tight clothes. Therefore, the fellow must be gay. Yes, there is positively no doubt about it.

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Did I mention that I just signed an endorsement deal? What am I endorsing, you ask? Well, it is a quite wonderful product which I happen to use myself from time to time:

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Where am I again? Hi, I’m Beanie Sigel! What is your name? Oh, we’ve met? Fifteen minutes ago? Shiiiiiiit.

Beans just got sentenced to 6 months in a halfway house for a little VOP, which turned out to be a trip to Atlantic City. Hell, this Jessica Sierra offered to blow cops and was yelling out racial slurs but Dr. Drew still stood by her side in an attempt to get her 1 year worth of rehab. He even flew down to Florida to testify on her behalf. Can’t Beanie get a lil’ assistance?

Benzino 12 Months Late On Horse Payments

January 10, 2008

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First Weezy, now Benzino. Seems Zino opened his mouth before peepin’ My Name Is Earl. Recently, Benzino gave an interview in which he dissed Elliot Wilson of XXL and had a few things to say about his recent firing as editor in chief of the magazine:

BENZINO:

“Karma is a muthafucka!!!…The little bitch should have been let go years ago if you ask me… When I heard about this I thought it was beautiful…He (Elliot Wilson) doesn’t represent Hip Hop or the culture anyway. XXL and all the editors over there are just a copy cat of The Source and now them, Source and Vibe are feeling the fucking pinch….Now Yellow Nigga can go get a job sucking fucking Jimmy Iovine since that’s what he was doing anyway…G Unit is over and so is Elliot. If I see him in the streets I’ma put a foot in his ass.. I’ma do that for Hip Hop…”

Seems karma is a muthafucka, as word has been spreading in the streets and horse farms about Benzino’s financial problems. If you happen to recall a past Allhiphop.com article, Benzino discussed riding back into the Source offices on a horse. Unfortunately for him, horse trainer David Mucci recently stated the great Benzino has fallen behind on maintanence costs for his horse, Butternuts. Numerous attempts by Mucci to get in contact with Zino through phone and his Hip Hop Weekly email addy to provide for his Butternuts have gone unanswered.

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Quite shocking considering Benzino’s well documented horse-love. Read the excerpts below and try and argue that Benzino is not the ultimate horse lover:

AllHipHop.com: Cool.

Benzino: Those cheap mother fuckers [former Source employees]. They always been clowns from day one, man. They always been guys that never could be accepted so like this is like their revenge right here. Watching me and Dave in the newspaper getting ousted in The Source.But, guess what, I’m coming back, yo. I’m coming back and I might come back on a fucking horse.

AllHipHop.com: Yeah, I hear you, so you think, you are in the process of getting The Source back or trying to get it back or —

Benzino: I’m coming back in on a fucking horse. Let me tell you something. I got lawyers so good that Jeff and Jeremy will be doing magazines in Alaska.

AllHipHop.com: Okay, okay. Well, that’s about it. Anything else or is that about it?

Benzino: Benzino the Great. I’m coming in a fucking horse.

AllHipHop.com: If by chance, you and Dave are not able to gain control of The Source what will you do?

Benzino: Son, you’re not listening to me. You’re not listening to me, man. I’m coming back on a fucking horse, man.

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I thought Benzino was coming to pick me up?

Wiz Khalifa- Say Yeah AKA Say Butabi

January 9, 2008

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There is a reason Wiz is looking at the floor. No, you won’t find a link to the song on this page.

I interviewed Wiz in the 4th issue of 20/20Proof, which prob makes you think I am going to be all about his new single. Sorry, but this shit is Omar without the thuggin’- straight ‘mo. At one moment I actually thought that Steve and Doug were going to run up behind and start dancin’ n’ at. “Say Yeah Butabi” is disappointing because Wiz has more potential than this. When Wiz says “make it rain, man” and that is flow is “sorta retarded like that Rain Man” you not only peg him as a lazy lyricist, but question his knowledge of film. Did you ever see a retard do the shit that Rain Man could do? “Retarded like Sean Penn in I Am Sam” would have been even a little better. Did I mention the sample is fruity as hell?

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