Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Instagram Hip Hop Album Covers

Well, not really, but...

Lo-fi w/ frame.

3rd Bass - Daddy Rich In The Land Of 1210

Nashville frame.

Special Ed - Ya Wish Ya Could

Early bird w/ frame.

Black Star - You Already Knew

Tilt shift.

Boogiemonsters - Bronx Bombas

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

Thoughts of the Thoughtful - 05/11/12

On various stuffs:


Are people really offended by Looseys? Subject matter is odd for sure, but its execution (beat, hook, lyrics, delivery) are on par with everything else on the album, so I never thought this track to be 'horrible.'

(Re: Das EFX - Looseys)

No disrespect to J-Swift (who I believe to be wildly talented), but I think the reason why Bizarre Ride was much more realized than, say, Greatest Hits (Wascals) or the songs we heard from Quinton, is because of the creative input by The Pharcyde themselves.

(Re: Producers, co-producers, etc.)


I was watching and thought to myself this dude really annoys me. He's ALWAYS doing some dumb shit, and/or getting schooled by someone. Every episode (in which he appears) is another lesson learned by Jon Snow.

(Re: Jon Snow: The Gilligan of Game of Thrones)

Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock intimidate me. I always feel I need preparation to listen to them.

(Re: Later musical efforts from Talk Talk)

Saturday, May 5, 2012


Adam & the Boys put us on our first tour 25 years & 79 tours ago.They ARE essential to our beginning,middle and today.A very real cat R.I.P MCA - Chuck D

Its a deep physical lost to hip hop today. MCA. Wow. Thanks for the music bro. "Thru our seeds we all reach eternity" lyrics are like seeds. - RZA

MCA. Broken Heart type feelings right now. Above The Clouds. We Salute you for all you did for us. #BEASTIE - Evidence

Am I hearing this correctly about MCA ? . one of the nicest , most talented dudes ever. .He's been nothing but kind to me. .. this hurts - Prince Paul

LICENSE TO ILL is a pillar in my development as an MC/artist.I studied that LP over and over.RIP MCA...U will live on thru your music - Phesto

Adam Yauch AKA MCA, peacefully restfully, sleeps in Brooklyn. #RIPMCA - Dave

My condolences to Adam "MCA" Yauch Family & the Beastie Boys. My brothers & I felt that pain before as well. Sad Day. - Ghostface Killah

Profound influence MCA and the Beasties had on me and the people around me. Pioneers in music, style, art, business, language #LetItFlow - Johnathan Schecter

Struggling to find the words to describe the grief I feel over the passing of MCA. We love you Adam. - Talib Kweli

Adam Yauch marched with us in November over the Brooklyn Bridge. He was a visionary artist. - Yasin Gregg

MCA is a true NYC legend. - El-P

talking about a voice that had true HIP HOP Grittiness!!! that was MCA! R.I.P. - Posdnuos


RIP MCA U are a Legend and a pioneer. #BeastieBoys4life - Snoop Dogg

RIP yauch and thank u mike and adam n adam 4 all of your help, the tours, the bball games, n great times. a humanitarian a tru friend - Q-Tip

That raspy fly voice was my favorite of the Beastie Boys. RIP to my old friend Adam Yauch. - Fab Five Freddy

Rest in peace MCA of the Beastie Boys. A pioneer, legend & OG that will be missed. - Big Daddy Kane

R I P Adam... I'm devastated. Praying for Adam Yauch's family from the legendary Beastie Boys. Youll be missed! - Reverend Run

Beastie Boys Obituary: Link

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

4 Better or 4 Worse - Slim Kid Tre Deciphered

"All you honey dips, I'm through."

One of the things I love about this track (and there's a few) is Tre's singing during the fourth (verse?) part of the track. Somehow they were able to make his gentle vocals work against, and with Fatlip's mad sermonizing.

Something always bothered me though -- I never (fully) understood what he was saying. I've never been the greatest at picking up on lyrics, and this album (Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde) had me scratching my head for years, trying to pick up certain words in their rhymes. A lot of my questions were answered with assistance from various lyric databases on the Internet, but this particular part, on this particular song, has remained a mystery to me for almost 20 years -- until now.

Thanks to an acapella version of 4 Better or 4 Worse included on the recent release off Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde: The Single Collection, I've been able to decipher what he was saying.

Here is what I was able to transcribe:

Sexy young slimmy
Get off my jimmy
Sexy young slimmy
Get on, get on, get on (whooo)

Baby, baby, yeah
Baby, baby, yeah
This is for Mrs. P
That sexy young slimmy (ohhhhhh)

Sexy young slimmy
Get on, get on, get on
Get on, get on, get on
Get on, get on, get on

Sexy young slimmy
Get off my jimmy
Mystery solved.

*Post dedicated to Matt -- congratulations!