Wednesday, 30 September 2009
WHEN I WAS TWELVE I WENT TO HELL FOR SNUFFING JESUS/I'M AIMING AUTOMATIC GUNS AT NUNS
I GOT THE LOOKS THAT MAKE YOUR HOTTY STARE/
I KEPP A SHOTTY NEAR
IT'S THAT N*GGA WITH NOTTY HAIR WHO GOTTY FEAR
Big L is considered one of the premier lyricists of the 90's. He developed his style in the groove of Lord Finesse from DITC but went on to develop a multisyllable, fast paced punchline style of his own which quite franly sh*t on most other rappers. Unfortunately he was slain in 1999, the above trailer is for an impending documentary about his life & career. It looks pretty DOPE.
Saafir - 'Light Sleeper' from the album entitled BoxCar Sessions released in 1994 (Qwest Records).
Oakland, West Coast Sunshine Boom Bap. The song is very relaxing with an important message to stay awake! Saafir's rhyme style is very fly and he gets very deep with his subject matter, this is hip hop at it's most powerful + brilliant. PCE
Monday, 21 September 2009
These songs all fit together. It's as if they were all influenced by something higher, an unknown force, funk, god, light call it what you will. These songs all resonate on a frequency which causes me to nod my head haphazardly and screw my face up, in a good way.
1. Make Me Stronger (Floating Points Remix) Feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow - Bei Bei & Shawn Lee
This song actually f*cks with my soul. Georgia Anne Muldrow is an ancient Goddess exuding her earthly truths over an equally disturbing and beautiful beat by Floating Points, which contains agressive digital space synths along side melancholy Strings.
2. After the Rain (GB Remix) - Little Dragon
This song also belongs in the f*cks with my soul category. GB really does it here. There is something about unique and powerful female vocalists such as Georgia Anne Muldrow, AHU as well as Yukimi Nagano the vocalist for Little Dragon over futuristic beats that really do it for me. It's strange because these first two songs are both remixes that sound completely different from the original versions. The tracks confirm Floating Points and GB as solid producers.Its the bassline contrasted with Yukimi Nagano vocals and airy chords that make this a big favorite of mine.
3. Roberta Flack- Flying Lotus
Flying Lotus delivers a surefire winner with bits of digital bassline scattered amongst a medley of star crossed samples, AHU's slightly disturbing vocal tone is at once soothing but piercing.
Addicted - Stacy Epps
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Sunday, 20 September 2009
This guy is so ill with cards that when he was once competing in a magic contest the judges disqualified him because they thought the spectators who shuffled his cards were stooges, in on his trick. This guy has an incredible memory, the Swedish Professor is as fast as lightning with a deck and can perform unbelievable things. His ability is evidence that hard work and dedication can help you achieve miraculous, magical feats.
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
As I approached the carnival along the canal from Harrow Road, a Police helicopter circled menacingly over head, a large video camera protruded from the front of the copter like the stinger on a bee. I quite rightly felt like I was being watched. I could hear the music even though I was still a few blocks away.
As soon as I reached Westbourne park I could see the rows of the Police, outside the road by the station there was at least one policemen every five meters. Is carnival really that much of a 'crime hot spot' that it requires a policemen to be stationed every 5 meters along the carnival route? Surely they could hire security or ushers like at other festivals or public events?
This year was worse than last year. Police formed human chains across roads in an attempt to control the flow of human traffic. Judging by the time it took to get anywhere, they were slowing things down enormously. I know that the mets finest were only there for my protection but carnival is meant to be a joyous affair, and I find it hard to enjoy myself when police are eyeing me up like I'm their next suspect.
There were even police fully padded out in riot gear, with helmets, padded out from head to toe, ready I assume if a war were to break out. I could see them standing at the side of the road, fidgeting with their batons, waiting for someone to make the first move.
Funny story, my friend who a is a young mixed-race chap was walking home from Carnival along the Harrow Rd with my another friend of mine who is incidentally white. Both were decked out in brightly hued, extravagant old school hip hop gear. As they walked along, six police officers pounced on my mixed race friend as if he was Jean De Menzes at Stockwell tube station. The officers informed my mixed-race friend who was wearing a multi colored adidas jacket at the time, that they recognised him. When he replied that this was preposterous as he had never seen any of the officers before in his life. They berated him and informed him he was to be searched under some bogus act, they ignored my white friend. My mixed race friend handed over his small bag of green (the substance of choice at Carnival) and the police informed him he was a 'good boy', a bit like a dog or something. When he asked for a written report of the stop I believe the officers told him to 'F*ck off' and they had better things to do.
My friend's pleasant encounter highlights the rudeness and racist attitudes of the police. Carnival should have less police, and the police that are there should be there to help and have a good time not assert their authority. Carnival is not a chance for the police to experiment with new crowd control techniques, it's meant to be a celebration.
Monday, 7 September 2009
Sunday, 6 September 2009
'The Men Who Stare At Goats' is based upon the book of the same name by Jon Ronson. In the book Ronson explores the (until now) very secret Psychic Operations of the U.S army, who have been experimenting on crazy, alternative forms of incapacitating the enemy since the 60's.
The film, which is coming out soon stars George Clooney, Kevin Spacey & Euan MacGreggor, the trailer looks rather entertaining.
Techinques such as remote viewing and mind control are still being practiced to this day by very specific parts of the US army and intelligence serivces.
Watch the documentary below to find out more...
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