40 Days and 40 Nights: (Day XV Night / Day 16/ Morning)

. Sep 30, 2008

Last night XV dropped a crazy one in "The Sandman" that I'm glad to say will be on an upcoming "comic themed mixtape" presented by XV and iLL Vibes!!!! Stay up!!!

[40 DAYS, 40 NIGHTS]



XV ft. Sez Batters- Orange Julius
(produced by The Beat Sith)

[40 DAYS, 40 NIGHTS]


XV- The Sandman

And Just in Case if you missed the preview of the "Spiderman" track that is also going to be featured in its full version check it out below:

XV - Spiderman

Dodge ZEO Concept...


This design is pretty dope. I can't wait until all cars look like this. The interior is very simple and clean and the exterior features smooth contours and an ergonomic design.

Via Press Release,

"The advanced propulsion system powering the 2008 Dodge ZEO concept is electric-only with a 64 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack capable of at least 250 miles. Resting in a rear-wheel drive layout, 2008 Dodge ZEO’s 200 kilowatt (268 horsepower) single-electric motor contributes to a 0-60 mph time in less than six seconds -- which rivals Chrysler’s famed HEMI powerplant.

Battery Electric Vehicle technology in expressive “2+2” Dodge sports car style.

The 2008 Dodge ZEO—Zero Emissions Operation—concept vehicle is a four-passenger, all-electric, “2+2” sport wagon that embraces the bold, emotional characteristic of the Dodge brand. With its 23-inch wheels-to-the corners,heroic proportions and muscular forms, the 2008 DODGE ZEO exhibits a new youthful breed of muscle-machine interface. Dodge owners and those who will desire the 2008 DODGE ZEO concept are unquestionably driving enthusiasts. They are less family-oriented, with a desire for things that are high-tech, and place less emphasis on pure practicality. While they boast environmental and overall responsibility, they also exhibit a 'need for speed'”.

Mixtape: Charles Hamilton & Staff Demevolist - Staff Development



Flashback of the Day: T.I. feat. Beenie Man - I'm Serious

. Sep 29, 2008

Ah man, I can remember when I heard this for the first time....

I was like...

" Listen to that beat! Who is that!?"

It was around the time "Superthug" by Nore Dropped

The Neptunes killed that beat, and T.I. killed the song, shouts to Beenie Man as well

From then on both the Neptunes and T.I. put potholes in the Hip Hop Game
"Paper Trail" is a pretty damn good album


This is pretty nice track off the upcoming mixtape....


T.I. feat. T-Pain - Propayne (FULL)

Props to GWHH

MP3: LA - I Was Born With Headphones Attached to My Earlobes


Wow....Gowhere Hip Hop hooked us up with an amazing track....

Beast production, Nice Flow, Dope Cover Art and an iLL Vibe....



MP3: LA - "I Was Born With Headphones Attached to My Earlobes"

Catching up on those 40 Days and 40 Nights....


I've been hella busy (not a good excuse)
But I gotta catch up with the some of the amazing bangers XV has been dropping.

Here we go!!!

I gotta put an "iLL Vibe" beside my fav cuts from the last couple days n nites....

i love the cover for today's joint...."onion booty i feel like crying" - XV


MP3: Lupe Fiasco ft.Chris & Denise Paultre "Paris,Tokyo (Jazz Remix)"

. Sep 28, 2008

Yo...I absolutely love this joint. Shouts out to the Femme Fiascos over at The Lupe Fiasco Show for the dope post.

Check it out here

TAG Heuer 360 Virtual Museum...


Check out the TAG Heuer 360 Private museum in La Chaux-De-Fonds, Switzerland.The museum celebrates the 150 year history of the Swiss watchmaker and was opened on January 30th, 2008. Recently they opened a virtual museum, thus allowing people to enjoy the museum experience from the comfort of their home. Pretty dope!

Via Gizmag,

"The facility combines striking circular architecture with a world first 360-degree conical movie screen that uses a battery of 12 computers processing over 1 million images to bring visitors a unique presentation celebrating the 150 year history of the Swiss watchmaker.

Built at the TAG Heuer headquarters, the eco-friendly architecture of the museum allows external and natural light to filter throughout the building from the entrance to the roof via the elevator tubes and the office windows.

'The unique combination of chronology, themes and legends with sensorial technologies make this museum a new milestone in TAG Heuer innovative history as well as in ways of envisioning 21st century museums as projection into the future rather than nostalgic glimpses into the past', said Jean-Christophe Babin, TAG Heuer President & CEO."

Click here to visit the virtual museum

MSN v. Yahoo v. Google


I thought this was hilarious!!! Check out this rap battle between these search engines:


MSN v. Google

MSN v. Yahoo

Google v. Yahoo

So who won?!?!?!

MP3: Mick Boogie, Benzi & Neoteric - Motivation 2

. Sep 27, 2008

This is just an ill mix full of progressive music!! Enjoy!! Here's what Mick had to say about the mix:

Fans of progressive music... this is for you. Linking back up with my friend DJ Benzi... and this time bringing along one of the biggest up and comers (pause) on the Dance scene... Neoteric... we proudly present: MOTIVATION 2.

House, B-More, and Electro remixes of your favorite songs and new exclusive material created just for this mix... and it's hosted by former Crunk kingpin and now reformed Hipster... Lil Jon. (yeah...)


Mick Boogie, Benzi & Neoteric - Motivation 2
(Right click, Save As)


1. Lil Jon “Introduction”
2. Biggie Smalls “Juicy (Benzi Refix)”
3. Pitbull & Lil Jon “Krazy”
4. Felli Fel, Ludacris, & Akon “Buck In Here (Villians Remix)”
5. T-Pain “Can’t Believe It (B-Flat Remix)”
6. Chromeo “Fancy Footwork (Crookers Remix)”
7. ATB “Til I Come”
8. David Guetta “Love Is Gone (Mano Remix)”
9. Donnis “Party Works (1 Fish 2 Fish Remix)”
10. Kid Cudi “Day N Nite (B-Flat Remix)”
11. Nacho Lovers “Acid Life”
12. Marvin Gaye “Give it Up (Sizzahands Remix)”
13. Prince “1999 (Rock-It Scientists Remix)”
14. Steve Angello & Laidback Luke “Be (Riz Remix)”
15. Paul Johnson “She Got Me On (Neoteric Edit)”
16. Skepta “Rolex Sweep”
17. Bangers & Cash “Digital Pussy (Kid Color Remix)”
18. The Supremes “Keep Hangin On (Emynd Remix)”
19. John Legend & Andre 3000 “Green Light (Diplo Remix)”
20. Thunderheist “Jerk It (Nacho Lovers Remix)”
21. Surkin & Chromeo “Chrome Knight”
22. Tag Team & Jay-Z “Whoomp There It Is (League Crew Remix)”
23. EPMD “Run It (Sinden Remix)”
24. Thundercatz “3am (Klever Remix)”
25. Busta Rhymes & Chic “Dancing King (Terry Urban Remix)”
26. Treasure Fingers & 6th Sense “Cross The Dancefloor (Curses Remix)”
27. Jelani “Let’s Dance (Durkin Remix)”
28. Kickdrums & Prydz “Love Is A Drug (Apt One Remix)”
29 Mstrkrft & Marky “Bounce (Mansion Remix)”
30. Fly Union “Jackin My Fresh (Mick Boogie Mix)”
31. Idle Warship “Steady”
32. Kardinal Offishall & JDavey “Digital Motown”
33. Kanye West “Homecoming (Discotech Remix)”
34. Fully Fitted “Roll It”
35. Fake Blood “Mars (Player Player Remix)”
36. The-Dream “I Luv Your Girl (Chaise Remix)”
37. Goldrocc & Svelt St. “The Right Way”
38. Rye Rye & Krames “Get Familar”
39. Will.I.Am & Kanye West “Impatient Boy (Benzi Refix)”
40. Clipse “Fast Life (Bird Peterson Remix)”
41. Clipse “When The Last Time (Risk One Remix)”
42. Busta Rhymes & Pharrell “Light Your Ass (Switch Remix)”
43. Earth Wind & Fire “Groove Tonight (Redhead Kingpin & The FBI Remix)”
44. Pilot “Magic (Mykill Remix)”
45. Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz “Deja Vu (Bomberman Remix)”
46. DJ Kool “Keep Making Noise (Nadastorm Remix)”
47. Smoke & Mirrors “Insane”
48. Trackademiks “Enjoy What You Do (Flosstradamus Remix)”
49. Tittsworth & The Federation “Drunk As What (Top Billin Remix)”
50. Enur “Calabria (Deeq Remix)”
51. Groove Armada “Get Down”
52. Bel Biv Devoe “Poison (Gant-man Remix)”
53. 504 Boyz “I Can Tell (Top Billin Remix)”
54. Lil Wayne “The Beat Build (Bird Peterson Remix)”
55. Lil Jon “Outroduction”

MP3: Kid Sister ft. David Banner - Family Reunion


Video: Janelle Monae - Many Moons


Yo I love this chick's style and definitely give props to Diddy for signing this chick. She has her own raw style, and while people may claim she's biting off people, I still think she's very unique in her own way. If you recall, XV sampled this song on his "The Square in the Circle" mixtape.

iLLVideo by the way!!!

Watch out for this chick cuz she's gonna blow!!

MP3: DJ Cosmo Baker - "Too Much Posse"

. Sep 26, 2008

Another hot mix from DJ Cosmo Baker...


Ice Cube "Colorblind" feat. Deadly Threat, J-Dee, Kam, King Tee, WC & Coolio
Jadakiss "Why" Remix feat. Styles P., Common, Nas & Anthony Hamilton
Jungle Brothers "How You Want It (We Got It)" feat. A Tribe Called Quest & De La Soul
LL Cool J "I Shot Ya" Remix feat. Fat Joe, Foxy Brown, Keith Murray & Prodigy
Luniz "I Got 5 On It" Bay Ballas Remix feat. Dru Down, E-40, Humpty Hump. Shock G, Richie Rich & Spice 1
Bas Blasta "The Rhythm" feat. Fat Joe, Godfather Don, Juju & Lord Finesse
Real Live "Real Live Shit" Remix feat. Cappadonna, Ghostface Killah, Killa Sin, Larry-O & Lord Tariq
Craig Mack "Flavor In Your Ear" Remix feat. Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Notorious B.I.G. & Rampage
Nice & Smooth "Down The Line" feat. Asu, B--s Blasta, Guru, Melo T. & Preacher Earl
Black Sheep "Pass The 40" feat. Mista Lawnge, Chi Ali, Chris Lighty, Dave Gossett & J. Jones
D&D All-Stars "1 2 Pass It" DJ Mighty Mi Remix feat. Mad Lion, Doug E. Fresh, KRS-One, Fat Joe, Smif-Wessun & Jeru The Damaja
Eightball "Pure Uncut" feat. Master P., Silkk The Shocker, Mystikal & Psycho Drama
Noreaga "Banned From TV" feat. Big Pun, Cam'ron, Nature & The Lox
Red Hot Lover Lover Tone "For My Ni**az" Remix feat. Notorious B.I.G., Prince Poetry & M.O.P.
Big L "Da Graveyard" feat. Grand Daddy I.U., Jay-Z, Lord Finesse, Microphone Nut & Party Arty
LL Cool J "4321" feat. Method Man, Redman, Canibus, Master P & DMX
Pudgee Da Phat Bastard "Think Big" feat. Notorious B.I.G. & Lord Tariq
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo "Money In The Bank" feat. Ant Live, Freddie Foxxx & Large Professor
Marley Marl "The Symphony" feat. Craig G., Masta Ace, Kool G Rap & Big Daddy Kane
Above The Law "The Last Song" feat. Eazy-E, Dr. Dre & MC Ren
Showbiz & A.G. "Represent" feat. Big L, Deshawn & Lord Finesse
EPMD "The Head Banger" feat. K-Solo & Redman
Marley Marl "The Symphony Pt. 2" feat. Craig G., Masta Ace, Kool G Rap, Little Daddy Shane & Big Daddy Kane
Cool Breeze "Watch For The Hook" feat. Outkast & Goodie Mob

Heavy D & The Boyz "A Buncha Ni**as" feat. 3rd Eye, Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, Rob-O & Guru
The Flavor Unit MCs "Roll With Tha Flava" feat. Treach, Chip Fu, D-Nice, Dres, Freddie Foxxx, Heavy D & Queen Latifah
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien "Burnt" feat. Souls Of Mischief & Casual
Big Daddy Kane "Pimping Ain't Easy" feat. Ant Live, Scoob Lover & Nice & Smooth
De La Soul "Buddy" Remix feat. A Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, Queen Latifah & Monie Love
MC Serch "Back To The Grill" Remix feat. Red Hot Lover Tone, Chubb Rock & Nas
A Tribe Called Quest "Scenario" feat. Leaders Of The New School
A Tribe Called Quest "Scenario" Remix feat. Kid Hood & Leaders Of The New School
Heavy D & The Boyz "Don't Curse" feat. Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Pete Rock, C.L. Smooth & Q-Tip
Main Source "Live At The Barbeque" feat. Akinyele, Joe Fatal & Nas
The West Coast Rap Allstars "We're All In The Same Gang" feat. Above The Law, Body & Soul, Def Jef, Digital Underground, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice-T, J.J. Fad, King Tee, MC Hammer, MC Ren, Michel'le, Oaktown's 3-5-7, Tone Loc & Young MC
The Stop The Violence Movement "Self Destruction" feat. KRS-One, Public Enemy, D-Nice, Daddy-O, Doug E. Fresh, Kool Moe Dee, MC Delight, Just Ice, MC Delight, Ms. Melodie & Wise


"I Need Shade"...


Check out this clip I stumbled upon yesterday by comedian Will Hatcher. This was absolutely hilarious. PLEASE WATCH THIS!

Part 1:

Part 2:

"I'd kill a mother f***er for some shade...I ain't sweatin' never ever again"

Just For Laughs...

. Sep 25, 2008

In keeping with the theme of the last post...

"The Finest Cambodian Breast Milk"...


I read an article online yesterday and it had me completely dumbfounded. Apparently the group PETA, which stands for People for the Equal Treatment of Animals, wrote a letter to Ben & Jerry's asking them to switch from using cow milk to breast milk (at this time you might see the humor in both the picture and the title). They made the claim that using the milk from dairy cows is not only dangerous to children (anemia, allergies, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease), but it is also harmful to the cows.

"Animals will also benefit from the switch to breast milk. Because, like all mammals, cows only give milk during or after pregnancy, in order for humans to constantly milk them, they are forcefully impregnated every nine months. Many live in filthy conditions and are forced to give 10 times more milk than they would naturally. It's truly an awful life."

After reading the article, I was left with many questions which probably account for some of the reasons I am against this idea. Not to mention the fact that the idea of consuming large quantities of human breast milk does not sit well with my stomach. I question where we're supposed to be getting these large quantities of breast milk from. As they cited earlier, mammals only produce milk during pregnancy, so if the main problem is forcefully impregnating cows, how do you expect to get milk from women. Also, how do you convince women to donate their milk and not give it to their children? This idea also breaks down in their attempt to ask Ben & Jerry's to stop doing what they have been doing since 1963 and go in a completely different direction where there is practically no structure to support them. If anything, I could see Ben & Jerry's coming out with a new Vegan label, but even that seems doubtful. Don't get me wrong, I do not support the mistreatment of animals, but c'mon this idea seems highly unlikely. This is what Ben & Jerry's had to say in response:

"We applaud PETA's novel approach to bringing attention to an issue, but we believe a mother's milk is best used for her child"

What do you think?

To add to the humorous title and photo, I thought it only right to include a clip of Dave Chapelle's "Making the Band" parody.

I Mess With This...


Music video for the long beach hip hop duo Johnson & Johnson. The song is called "J&J"

Mixtape: Naledge Presents Welcome to Braniac Society


Naledge from Kidz in the Hall dropped this!!


Naledge Presents Welcome to Braniac Society (Right click, Save As)

Swiped from The Audacity of Dope.

808s & Heartbreaks Pushed up to November!!! HOLLA!!!

. Sep 24, 2008

I was too happy when I saw this news on his blog.

Less of a wait for amazing music


-Mr. West

Jean Grae....on Craig's List??


Not going to lie, I got a little sad when I saw this.
Jean Grae is apparently charging to write bars and spit on Craig's List!!! Man....she is a quality emcee and deserves to have her records released, but apparently she is having issues getting her music out there. So...I can't knock her hustle:

"So, the economy sucks.... I apparently have another unauthorized album for sale dropping Sept 30th and I figure, if everyones gonna make money offa me, why not make it directly and directly to the people who really love this shit anyway.
Out the hands of big business, straight to you.

So.. you got beats?? cd's?? envelopes?? yousendit?? protools?
Whatever you got I'll try and find a way to work with it.

I work fast, so you'll have em fast."

-Jean Grae (excerpt from post)

You gotta do what you gotta do and she wants to make music and earn from it. I just hope the people that may take her services are nice on the other side...let's see what happens. You never know, some dope shit might come out.


40 Days and 40 Nights: XV - "Spiderman", "I Am (Somebody", "Killscreen", and "Mr. Nigger"


Here is the last couple of tracks XV has dropped during the last couple days.
I been running and haven't been tending to the bloggin duties.
check the joints


XV - Mr. Nigger


XV - "I Am (Somebody"


XV - Spiderman

Now this Spiderman joint is just a snippet!!! iLL Vibes and XV have been brainstorming for a Comic Book Mixtape series, so definitely stay on for that joint to get released later on. This song is crazy and when XV drops the second verse its only going to get better!

There's ya recap yall....

MP3: Charles Hamilton - Runaway Bride


Somebody is getting better at producing....
I love this isley brothers sample....ron isley is a G


Charles Hamitlon - Runaway Groom

Remember When LL Cool J Was Actually Good?


Sorry don't mean to be too harsh, but LL has let me down. I was a big fan back in the day but these soft mainstream half-assed tracks that he has been coming out with just aren't cutting it. He's just not the same... and it's a shame.... The epitome of how I feel is this Big L track called "I Don't Understand It" listen to the song and pay attention to the lyrics.

Anyways, I'm still an LL Cool J fan pre-2000 lol. Let's reminisce...

"I'm Bad"
yeaaaah!!!! he was niiiice!!!!

"Jingling Baby"
this will get ya head boppin

"Rock the Bells"
How many times have you heard this track sampled...just dope shit

"Mama Said Knock You Out"

"Doin' It"
i kno you love when this song came on at parties

"I Shot Ya Remix"
He Killed the Last Verse of this song at 3:12, even made DJ Premier sample him on
"Next Time" by Gangstarr

I know those are a lot of videos, and there were so many more I could have posted like "Going Back to Cali" or "Hey Lover" or "Around the Way Girl." It just hurts when LL comes out with that track "Baby" when he can do better. I don't care if it's a hit on the radio or whatever, he can get a hit the right way...the quality way.

Please drop comments...

Classic Video: Young Black Teenagers "Tap The Bottle (Twist the Cap)

. Sep 23, 2008

Off their Second LP, Dead Enz Kids Doin' Lifetime Bidz. The thing that killed me about this group is that despite their name, none of them were black. The group was composed of 4 white members and one Puerto Rican member, atrracting a great deal of criticism from the hip hop community. This is probably one of favorite YBT tracks...Time to reminisce...



Trailer for new Notorious BIG film dropping mid-January. I am not sure how I feel about the casting for this flick, but I suspect the soundtrack (Best movie soundtrack of 2008 = The Wackness) is going to be amazing. Hopefully this movie is not a bust. Regardless, I guarantee the theater is going to be packed with Biggie fans when this joint drops..

DJ Cosmo Baker Presents..."Diamond D (With The Dope Sound)"


After hearing the "The Funk Doc Chronicles" mix and the "Hip Hop History" mix, I am officially a fan of DJ Cosmo Baker. His mixes have yet to disappoint me and I am thoroughly impressed by his song selections. Check out this DJ Cosmo mix paying homage to the great MC and super producer Diamond D. If you have not listened to Diamond D's "Stunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop" (1994), you need go out and cop that today because the album is a classic. Without further ado...


Diamond D & The Psychotic Neurotics "You Can't Front feat. Sadat X & Lord Finesse"
Fat Joe "Flow Joe"
Ultimate Force "I'm Not Playing"
Diamond D "When It Pours It Rains"
Pharoahe Monch "The Light"
D.I.T.C. "Day One"
Oliver Sain "On The Hill"
Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper & Stephen Stills "Stop"
Diamond D & The Psychotic Neurotics "Check 1 2"
Diamond D "This One feat. Busta Rhymes"
Showbiz & A.G. "Hard To Kill"
House Of Pain "Word Is Bond (Diamond D Remix)"
Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth "Bad Mutha"
Ultimate Force "Another Hit"
The Pharcyde "Groupie Therapy"
Tha Alkaholiks "The Next Level"
The Fugees "The Score"
Brand Nubian "Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down (Diamond D Remix)"
Diamond D & The Psychotic Neurotics "Best Kept Secret (45 King Remix)"
Diamond D & The Psychotic Neurotics "Freestyle (Yo That's That Shit)"
A Tribe Called Quest "Show Business feat. Brand Nubian & Diamond D"
Diamond D & The Psychotic Neurotics "Sally Got A One Track Mind (Showbiz Remix)"
Diamond D & The Psychotic Neurotics "What You Seek"
Diamond D & The Psychotic Neurotics "Fuck What You Heard"
Showbiz & A.G. "Soul Clap"
Ultimate Force "Smooth As Suede"


MP3: Lupe Fiasco feat. Sarah Green, Q-Tip, & Pharrell - Paris, Tokyo

. Sep 22, 2008

MUSIC VIDEO: Kidz In the Hall feat. Estelle


Kidz in the Hall and Estelle....nice joint! Been waiting for the video!!!

Love Hangover - Kidz in the Hall feat Estelle

MP3: Skyzoo - True Romance


Check out the story telling skills of Skyzoo


Skyzoo - True Romance

40 Days and 40 Nights: XV feat. AC - A Girl Named Destiny


[40 DAYS, 40 NIGHTS]


Definitely one of my favorite songs from the series, 9th wonder on the beat!!!

AC definitely came correct on the 2nd verse.


XV ft. AC- A Girl Named Destiny

Dope Phone Concept...


Check out this this phone concept designed by Hideo Kambara for KDDI au (a Japanese telecommunications operator formed in October 2000). Apparently the phone was inspired by sandwiched plywood. Via Yanko Design,"Each section is tabbed to core functions like a dialpad, keyboard, gamepad, touchscreen, pico project, and printer". Keep in mind that this is only a concept, and it will be interesting to see if this vision becomes a reality. Score another point for Japan in my book!

Swiped from: YD

TV: Heroes season 3 premieres tonight!!!


"Heroes is a serial saga about people all over the world discovering that they have superpowers and trying to deal with how this change affects their lives. Some of the superheroes who will be introduced to the viewing audience include Peter Petrelli, an almost 30-something male nurse who suspects he might be able to fly, Isaac Mendez, a 28-year-old junkie who has the ability to paint images of..." - tv.com


DaScratch brings touch control to DJ hardware


DJing with your laptop has loads of advantages, but emulating realistic DJ scratching can be tricky. Some people solve the problem with Wiimotes, but the most common workaround to get vinyl-like control of your DJ software is to convert your old turntables into digital-MIDI controllers using expensive systems such as Serato, Torq, or Traktor Scratch. Now, if you want to get all touchy-feely with your digital-DJ software without breaking the bank (or your back), Stanton is offering a new option called DaScratch.

DaScratch is a USB-powered MIDI controller that offers touch-sensitive control over your DJ software. Stanton includes integrated-software support for popular applications like Traktor and Serato, as well as advanced MIDI support for more musical apps, such as Ableton Live.

DaScratch does more than just give laptop DJs scratch control over their MP3s. The trackpad at the center of the system responds to multiple gestures, which can control EQ settings, effects, crossfade, and even trigger samples or cue points. A selection of buttons placed around the DaScratch touchpad offer some standard playback controls for those times when multigesture touch control is too much for your brain to process. The DaScratch system has a retail price of $299 and is due out in October.