Archive for June, 2008

20/20Proof Podcast Episode 17

June 28, 2008

We continue with the 3rd part of our 4 part favorite beats series. We venture off topic at several points to discuss the release of Rambo on DVD, 70 year old men who love the Geto Boys, and MC Eight’s housing situation. Peep it.

Viktor Vaughn-Saliva
Group Home-Supa Star
Public Enemy-Welcome To The Terrordome
Geto Boys-My Mind’s Playing Tricks On Me
GZA-Cold World
Nas-Memory Lane
Aesop Rock-Daylight
Kool G Rap-Streets Of NY
CMW-Growing Up In The Hood


Arthur Abraham Defies Lord Jamar

June 21, 2008

Fix your broken jaw now it’s time to retire

Fuck Lord Jamar, I ain’t goin out!

Arthur Abraham makes Tiger Woods look like a damn sissy. Golf? What? Golf? Are you serious? Dude got his jaw busted and still fought till the end. Sure, he got a little help from the ref but that is besides the point.  He was spitting blood, swallowing blood, and not giving a fuck. Despite getting his shit busted by Edison Miranda, he was able to get the decision. Will Abraham get his face rearranged again in the rematch?

At the press conference, Abraham stated, ““My eyes say more than his words. I wouldn’t need to say anything. I’m not interested in talking to him or hearing what he has to say.”

Miranda responded in true  trash talk gutter supreme fashion, “Of course he doesn’t have anything to say. I destroyed his mouth….what has surprised me about him is that he is an idiot. Didn’t you see how nervous he was up there? He was talking like a little girl. He knows I destroyed him. His trainers lied to him. His trainers don’t care about him otherwise they wouldn’t have brought him here. I care more about him than his trainers do.”

Destroyed his mouth! That is what I am talking about!

They face off again in the rematch tonight on Showtime. Time 4 Sum Aksion! Someone please tell Miranda to come out to Brand Nubian!

Suckas Need Bodyguards

June 18, 2008

Damn, Raiders’ receiver Javon Walker could have listened to Gang Starr and saved himself a world of trouble. Guru was talking about fake MC’s, Javon! Not multimillionaire receivers who get injured yet still receive deals worth 55 million dollars. Feel feel to drop some of that not-so-hard earned cash on a couple dudes to watch your back. Hell, I thought you woulda stayed the hell away from clubs after your boy got murdered. Guess not.

Javon is pictured above spraying a crowd in Vegas with champagne just so they know for sure that he has millions and is prob a good target for a robbery. Why not just hang a sign on your back? I got mad jewels, mad cash, and will not utilize my ability to run really, really fast when placed in a dangerous situation. Perhaps next time Javon will roll with a posse so he doesn’t get his face turned into hamburger meat.

20/20Proof Podcast Episode 16

June 18, 2008

For the 16th episode of the 20/20Proof Podcast we continue with the 2nd part of our 4 part favorite beat series.

Redman-Time 4 Sum Aksion
Masta Ace-Music Man
Dr. Dre & Snoop-Deep Cover
Brand Nubian-Love Me Or Leave Me Alone
ATCQ-Electric Relaxation
D.O.C.-It’s Funky Enough
Smif N Wessun-Wontime
Black Attack-Verbal Attack
RA The Rugged Man-Super
Ultramagnetic MC’s-Poppa Large Remix

Ego Trip’s Miss Rap Supreme Finale Recap

June 9, 2008

All things must come to an end. If you read my initial post on Miss Rap Supreme and my evaluation of the contestants, then you know I am Nostradamus when it comes to making predictions.

What I said in April:
WHAT… THE…FUCK. That look needs to go. However, I am going to go with Rece as my dark horse and pick her to win the Miss Rap Supreme championship. She has a style that will appeal to Yo Yo and Serch. Based on her Myspace music, she seems to be the best of the contestants at crafting a song.

I was pleased with the outcome of MRS and feel that the best contestant won. Cough, Rece Steele, cough. We all knew that it wasn’t going to be Ms. Cherry.

The show began with the ladies being told they were going to have to battle to determine the final two. Immediately, Ms. Cherry and Byata began to panic, because that is not their style. Ms. Cherry actually asked for any alternative spellings and the language of origin. They brought Dr. Roxanne Shante out, who told the ladies to give up rap and go to school. Nahh, she stated that there are no friends in battling, a lesson which Rece Steele would take to heart.

Ms. Cherry led off the diss challenge rapping in that accent which continues to irk me to no end. Her flow was choppy and disjointed. She didn’t really drop any original punchlines, and faltered when she tried to go at Rece Steele’s mother. Yawn

Byata went second and looked like she was battling her mother. She had a cheesy ass grin on her face and dropped lackluster rhymes. Byata can’t battle. I imagine you gathered that from her hippy attire. She did sound more fluid than Ms. Cherry.

Rece Steele went last and stepped up the mic angry as hell. That mother line musta upset her because she tore Byata and Ms. Cherry down. She even made a reference to Ms. Cherry’s ug mug! Now that is what I am talking about. Her ferocity and intensity was so beyond her competitors it wasn’t even funny.

Serch and Yo-Yo met and decided that Ms. Cherry was the weakest of the three and she was required to give up her sash. Next up, was Will.I.Am, who MC Serch had a billion nice things to say. A legend in hip-hop? To make reference to Serch’s new favorite word- Really? Really, Serch? I thought he was pop, forgive me. Will.I.Am had a seat next to the ladies and I thought Hurricane Katrina’s cousin was going to pop off because that dude was floodin’ like a motherfucker. The exchange between Will and the ladies basically involved him asking them to spit, them spitting, and Will looking dazed and saying “wow” and other unintelligible responses. Fascinating. Rece kicked a straight up rhyme while Byata delivered a more hook focused melodic rhyme, knowing a pop artist would respond better to it.

We didn’t get any footage of the ladies constructing their final 16 and song for the final challenge while it cut straight to the dressing room of the final performance. The ladies had to share the same dressing room! What kinda bs is that? Ego Trip is on some old price cutting tactics crap! It would have been much better if the ladies would have been separate dressing rooms and we could have heard some straight up trash talk, heard some more. All we got was them rehearsing over each other. Oh, and Yo-Yo telling them it was a historical moment for women in hip-hop. Was Shamrock winning the WRS a historic moment for white rappers?

Serch arrived in the building and introduced the judges- Mona Scott and Missy Elliott. What, no Dante Ross? Initially, I believed that Rece Steele was royally screwed. Missy Elliott is not similar to Rece in any way whatsoever and is not a real lyrical type chick. She is a pop artist, like Byata. The ladies were required to begin by spitting a 16, in which I felt Rece stepped her game up a little by showing more stage presence and delivering better lines. Byata continued to do Byata. She isn’t awful, but she doesn’t give you anything you will ever remember or quote.

Byata led off the song performance with a little number about her struggles growing up and breaking into the rap game. She rapped for several minutes about people not wanting to hear her, getting booed off stages, and hated on. Yet, she kept going! Someone just can’t take a hint. Byata is def the last person you want on your crib right before dinner is being served and you need her to bounce. Byata’s hook was ehhh, not mind blowing but her crowd participation was decent. Not that she got much back in return.

Rece stepped up and destroyed it. She didn’t rap like she was scared to look at the crowd, she actually gave a pretty dope performance. She destroyed Byata in the lyrical department, created a song that the crowd enjoyed listening to more, and pleased the judges. Despite some of the judges stating that Rece needed to conquer her fear and anger, they gave her the 100G prize and the title of Miss Rap Supreme. What will Ego Trip do next? Best hip-hop group? Asian Rapper Show? Elderly Rapper Show? I believe I shall tune in.

Money Doesn’t Matter? Tell That To Evander!

June 6, 2008

Floyd retired

“But there comes a time when money doesn’t matter. I just can’t do it anymore. I have found a peace with my decision that I have not felt in a long time.

What? Money doesn’t matter? Part of me believes Floyd, because he just retired when he had a fight around the corner with Oscar De La Hoya that he would have won easily. $20 million dollars for a few knicks and bumps? To quote Clay Davis- “Sheeeeeeeeeeeiittttttttttt!”

I am not mad at all about Mayweather’s decision because it clears the way for Cotto. Mayweather was never going to face Cotto, because he would have been required to face a real challenge. Oscar and another rematch with Hatton aren’t true challenges. They are easy money. I am into rematches, but who wants to see a rerun?

I wouldn’t be shocked if this retirement doesn’t last. When Cotto is getting all the attention, people are questioning Floyd’s decision to duck quality fighters in the welterweight division, the wrestling and endorsement deals dry up because nobody cares about a retired fighter, and 50 Cent is off touring you will see Floyd again.

Ego Trip’s Miss Rap Supreme Episode 7 Recap

June 2, 2008

I decided to take the week off and allow Blaine and Antoine from Men On Film review the latest Miss Rap Supreme Episode.

Blaine: Welcome to a special edition of Men On Film. Today we will be reviewing the show Miss Rap Supreme.

Antoine: This whole idea repulses me. Women? Rapping?

B: Exactly. Give me some strong muscular men. DMX..

A: Before the crack..

B: Erick Sermon

A: Oooo, the green eyed bandit! I always heard that..

B: Let’s review the show!

A: We started the show with 4 contestants remaining. We had Byata, Chiba, Ms. Cherry, and Rece Steele. The episode began with Byata crying to her Russian daddy.

B: Her Russian daddy looked strong.

A: Later we see that Chiba is feeling down in the dumps because the ladies of the house have made her an outsider. I know what that feels like.

B: Look at her tattoos.

A: Next, the big but not so muscular MC Serch took the ladies to a gun range to let out some rage.

B: I must say I was very disappointed in this segment. Rather than see the elderly Serch bust off some rounds we get to see some girls miss a target worrying about being out on bond.

A: Blaine, the ladies were taking out low self esteem, misogyny and haters.

B: That little Asian gun man was cute. He looked like the cashier who got killed in that raw movie about male rage, Menace II Society.

A: The little Russian hipster rapper won the gun challenge. Later she bonded with the gangsta rapper WC and Crazy Tunes.

B: When I see WC there is more than West UP!

A: I’ve been following WC since Low Profile. That little Russian girls knows nothing about it.

B: I was scared when Chiba began talking to her 23 year old daughter.

A: Isn’t Chiba 28? That moment when she revealed her eye that wouldn’t close moved me.

B: Next, the ladies had to write a rhyme about peace.

A: And rap to some young girls of LA who were victims of gang violence.

B: The challenge found Byata, Ms. Cherry and Rece Steele choking and forgetting their rhymes.

A: Rece Steele has such a hard name but she looks so soft. Sorta like she would walk in my kitchen and start cookin’ me a big breakfast. Chiba won the challenge and moved the crowd.

B: And didn’t get to enjoy it. Byata and those hateful women tried to accuse Chiba of kicking written rhymes.

A: Rece Steele got so worked up! That is the sort of energy I like to see in my male MC’s. Swinging her 1980 gold earrings around.

B: Honey, get me a pair!

A: Soon, our little Russian princess began crying foul and was ready to quit!

B: That Ms. Cherry stated you don’t have to perform nowadays. Girl, you better work it. I got one word for you, baby!

Blaine& Antoine: Downloads!

B: The elimination room found the ladies in a tight room filled with tension as they wrote 16’s about the word bitch.

A: Hated it!

B: I’m with you. Rece Steele delivered her rhyme like a Korean with autism. I didn’t see her eyes through the whole rhyme.

A: Ms. Cherry impressed the judges but her accent made me wince.

B: Byata stumbled but made grabbed Serch’s attention by aiming her rhyme at Chiba.

A: And Chiba kicked a nonsense rhyme about killing some man who called her a bitch.

B: That’s less for us! Chiba got eliminated for her lackluster rhymes as the rest of the ladies embraced

A&B- Hated it!

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