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  1. Tuesday, August 13, 2013

    something big happened in hip hop last night starring Kendrick Lamar 

    big sean

    the latest great rapper from compton, kendrick lamar had a long verse in a new track “Control”
    that was dropped last night to an audience that responded immediately.

    DAT VERSE DOE

    on the 7 minute tune that seems like a left over Lamar calls out his short list of rivals

    crowns himself King of New York

    and even tells Big Sean and Jay Electronica, the other guys on the track

    that he wishes them all well, “but I’m tryna murder you [ninjas]”.

    all while sounding like Lil Wayne, whom he never mentions.

    while some people are calling KDot’s disses “rap’s Pearl Harbor” and “rap’s Hiroshima”,

    thats a tad overboard. in fact it’s nice that there’s already a healthy hashtag for people he didn’t diss

    #KendrickDidntCallOut is mighty funny

    meanwhile, the 3 minute Kendrick Lamar verse and lyrics of “Control” awaits you after the jump

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  2. Saturday, June 15, 2013
  3. Sunday, April 28, 2013

    today is Kim Gordon’s birthday, she’s 60 

    tumblr_lywcpjmwbq1qffv5do1_500after my face melted in a hallucinatory bad trip in the bathroom mirror of a del playa apartment when i was 22 i was never afraid to talk with anyone ever again

    because i realized that everything is perspective and context: we all fool ourselves into believing that this is beautiful, that is ugly, she is hot, he is scary, that is dangerous, this is perfect

    but after someone accidentally puts one drop of a liquid chemical into your Natty Ice, what was ugly turns beautiful and whats hot is not.

    after that i never got nervous to approach a “pretty” girl, interview a powerful leader, or stare down a tweaked out gangster

    until i met kim gordon in santa barbara.

    even in 1990, a year before “punk broke”, backstage of ucsb’s Campbell Hall, it was frightingly obvious

    that Grunge had grown up from the midwestern Twin Tone yawp of The Replacements Husker Dü, and Soul Asylum.

    and sprouted horns and filled out to the global beast that would be Nirvana.

    and it wouldn’t have happened if not for Sonic Youth, whose 1990 Geffen debut “Goo” showed the record industry that

    the Bon Jovi 80s were over and rock n roll was back to save yr soul in a way that would make your parents not just tell you to turn that shit down but maybe we should have a family discussion because we’re really worried about you.

    and at the heart of Sonic Youth was Kim Gordon and she was scary as fuck because who else would dare go after LL Cool J who had just released Mama Said Knock You Out

    Kim Gordon“Are you going to liberate us girls from male, white, corporate oppression?” she taunts with the aid of Chuck D playing the role of Flava

    “Let every body know.” he demands.

    But it’s Kim’s “C’mon c’mon c’mon c’mon c’mon c’mon” that summons the dual guitar squeals from Thurston Moore and Lee Rinaldo that sounds more of a woman who knows what she wants as opposed to the cheerleader you would have seen (and not heard) a few years before in a Warrant video.

    Even though it was painfully obvious that Kool Thing was a street corner diss of Cool James

    (LL released “Walking With A Panther” in ’89 which featured hits like “Goin Back to Cali” – from which “Kool Thing” appropriates the line “I don’t think so”. Panther also featured singles “I’m The Type of Guy”, “Big Ole Butt” and “Jinglin’ Baby” that did fine in hip hop circles and the pop charts, but whose misogyny was hard to support among the Riot Grrrls)

    while chatting with Rinaldi and drummer Steve Shelley I asked, “so is Kool Thing about LL?”

    Shelley said, “that’s Kim’s song, ask her.”

    And I couldn’t even look in her direction, let alone approach her, so I just sipped from my can of Coke and changed the subject.

    She was the edge in a band whose tone was so gnarled that if barbed wire had a theme song it’d have been Sonic Youth.

    They say most scenarios benefit from the woman’s touch. Kim was the woman’s punch.

    Without whom neither Nirvana nor Hole would have spanked thru as quickly and painlessly as they did.

    Which is why I heartily celebrate Kim’s 60th today

    from a safe distance.

    meanwhile if you haven’t seen the doc of the Sonic Youth tour where they brought along Nirvana and Dinosaur Jr., and Babes in Toyland, and Gumball, and The Ramones

    well maybe on Kim Gordon’s 60th birthday maybe it’d be kool thing to do

  4. Thursday, April 11, 2013
  5. Saturday, March 30, 2013
  6. Wednesday, March 6, 2013
  7. Tuesday, March 5, 2013

    was asked to review the new Killmatic for Black Webmaster 

    Killmatic

    have you boys never seen Spinal Tap? dont you remember the legend of Smell The Glove? havent you learned that theres such a fine line between clever and stupid? you have a pretty good record but you’re gonna ruin it with that ridiculous cover? also, “i’d rather listen to nickelback, on repeat, forever,” is not a new diss, but you used it effectively on your final track, “Audi 5000″.

    back to the cover, even this would have been better:

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  8. Sunday, February 3, 2013
  9. Tuesday, January 22, 2013
  10. Thursday, April 5, 2012

    new kanye 

    lies

    from “mercy

    Most rappers taste level ain’t at my waist level
    Turn up the bass ’til it’s up-in-your-face level
    Don’t do no press but I get the most press, kid
    Plus my {girl}, make your {girl} look like Precious