Monday, June 23, 2014

*STRAIGHT CASH IN MY TITTY STASH!!! STRAIGHT CASH IN MY TITTY STASH!!!

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With a sexy moniker like JUNGLEPUSSY, it's unlikely she'll ever become a household name, but this 22 year-old lady rapper hailing from Brooklyn certainly has the skill set (and attitude) to become the next Queen of Hip-Hop... VICE MEDIA is already lending a hand, having premiered her new mixtape SATISFACTION GUARANTEED a couple weeks back, which you can currently find streaming on SoundCloud...

Check out the scandalous video for her very first single "Cream Team" and try not to blush at all the durrty durrtiness...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

*SMACK IT UP AND FLIP IT, THEN I RUB IT DOWN... ZIP IT UP, AND THEN I SHIP IT TO ANOTHER TOWN...

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FREDDIE GIBBS and MADLIB have been recording tracks together for a few years now, so it was only a matter of time before we were treated to a proper full length and that's precisely what was delivered earlier this year with the album PIÑATA... Far too many guest spots to name, but while you're here I'll just mention appearances by DANNY BROWN, RAEKWON, SCARFACE and rapper extraordinaire EARL SWEATSHIRT...

Earlier today, the awesome first single "Deeper" was presented to us in a visual format for perusing... Originally hailing from Gary, IN, the 31 year-old GIBBS has quickly become one of my favorite emcees of late, so check out his killa flow...

 

Saturday, May 31, 2014

*BIG DOG IN THE PLACE TO BE!!! BIG DOG MAKE YOU SCREAM!!!

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Final post for the month of May and I fink I'll end it on a freeky note... Whether you dig their music or not (I actually do), credit must be given to the South African rap duo DIE ANTWOORD as they keep churning out some of the greatest music videos around...

Their third album DONKER MAG comes out in a few days and the terrifying video for the second single "Pitbull Terrier" has recently surfaced on the webz... Please view at your own risk and don't blame me for any canine-themed nightmares...

*WE MUST CONFRONT THE REALITY - THAT NOTHING IN OUR SOLAR SYSTEM, CAN HELP US...

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After giving phenomenal performances in the brilliant HBO series TRUE DETECTIVE and recent indie gems like KILLER JOE, MUD and DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, the pride of Texas hisself MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY has quickly reshaped his career into something quite stellar...

It only seems befitting then, that his next role should find the space cowboy teaming up with director CHRISTOPHER NOLAN for the mind-scrambling space odyssey that is INTERSTELLAR... Check out this emotionally-charged trailer and prepare to be impressed with the top-notch supporting cast and overall sexiness of my one true love JESSICA CHASTAIN...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

*MOTHER NATURE'S QUITE A LADY - BUT YOU'RE THE ONE I NEED...

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Having already paid my respects to one singing cowboy earlier tonight, I was pretty surprised to discover that I have yet to post anything featuring JOHNNY CASH right here, on this here blog here...

Completely unacceptable I say, so take a few minutes and check out this classy live performance from 1970 of "Flesh and Blood", one of my all-time favorite CASH tracks...

 

*MAMA, MAMA - DON'T HIT THE YOUNGSTERS WITH THE STRAP... MAMA, MAMA - ONE OF THE NEIGHBORS IS A COP...

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I've never had the opportunity to watch HERB JEFFRIES swoon and croon as the first black cowboy in any of those 1930's westerns he starred in, but I did own a couple of his albums on vinyl back in the day and my favorite was called DEVIL IS A WOMAN... Initially I was drawn to the original cover art for this eclectic 1957 release, but eventually I grew to love many of the swanky Calypso gems peppered throughout, including "Don't Spank De Baby"...

Anyways, JEFFRIES passed away over the weekend from heart failure at the glorious age of 100 years-old... Now if only I believed in heaven, I'd say he was probably heading to that big ranch in the sky... But since I don't, I'll just presume that he died with his boots on...

HERB JEFFRIES (born Umberto Alexander Valentino) - R.I.P.
September 24, 1913 - May 25, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

*WAS IT ME - WAS IT YOU??? QUESTIONS IN A WORLD OF BLUE...

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I've certainly never been a religious man, but god dammit my prayers have finally been answered!!! On July 29th, TWIN PEAKS - THE ENTIRE MYSTERY will be released as a BluRay box-set for the first time ever...

In addition to the television series, this 10 disc-set also includes both versions of the original pilot, new featurettes with the cast and crew, hours of unreleased footage and most importantly, TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME with 90 minutes of deleted and extended scenes from the film... Holy snappers, I must have this...

*OH SUCK ME UP - WON'T YOU TAKE ME AWAY??? I WANNA FEEL SOMETHING TODAY...

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Aside from the obvious visual appeal of the DUM DUM GIRLS (hubba-hubba), I've been really digging on their musical output these last few years leading up to their latest album TOO TRUE, which finds this foxy foursome having evolved their sound even further, to the next level of awesomeness...

Definitely a band worth following if you've ever been a fan of other lady rockers like LUSH, BLONDIE or SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES... Here's the retro-tinged video for their dreamy pop hit  "Too True to Be Good"...

 

Monday, May 19, 2014

*ONLY IN THE SOUND OF THE VOICES, I SCREAM...

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I'm gonna highly recommend checking out the self-titled sophomore album from WARPAINT that came out last January, to any folks out there who love them some stoney ladies who rock... These talented L.A. women will surely impress, once you've witnessed their oh-so-groovy joint-video for the songs "Disco/Very" and "Keep It Healthy"... I like it...

*THIS AIN'T LOVE GIRL, CUZ THIS HUG WORLD - IS JUST A BIG GAME OF THRONES...

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ANDY SAMBERG hosted the season finale of SNL over the weekend and even though the episode was far from perfect, there still were several high points including two musical performances by ST. VINCENT and the welcomed return of THE LONELY ISLAND in some digital shorts...

First up was a totally new song entitled "When Will the Bass Drop?", which has a guest appearance by beloved American treasure LIL JON and after that is one of my favorite tracks off of their 2013 release THE WACK ALBUM, "Hugs" featuring PHARRELL... Fun(ny) stuff!!!




Monday, May 12, 2014

*AWW BABY, LOVE NEVER FELT SO FINE - AND I'D DIE IF YOU'RE MINE, ALL MINE...

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In my experience, posthumous releases haven't always been a good thing, but I gotta say this new MICHAEL JACKSON album XSCAPE is pretty fucking fantastic... Granted, it's only eight tracks long, but I feel like the addition of TIMBALAND's production on five of those songs was a genuinely wise decision by the powers that be...

Unfortunately, none of those jams are currently available on the YouTubes, but the opening track "Love Never Felt So Good" certainly is and it's an awesome throwback to some of MICHAEL's classic cuts like "Rock With You" and "Baby Be Mine"... This shit makes me wanna go rollerskating!!!

*I'M THE ONLY MINOR MINORITY IN PRIORITY - SIPPIN' GIN & TONIC WHILE I PLOT UPON AUTHORITY...

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Just last Thursday, acclaimed Chicago wordsmith CHANCE THE RAPPER graciously posted a couple of his newest tracks as free downloads through his SOUNDCLOUD account, so all you fans out there should go grab "I Am Very Very Lonely" and my personal favorite of the two "Home Studio (Back Up In This Bitch)"... Go on now, treat yaself...

Sunday, May 4, 2014

*YOU WANT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY? STOP DRESSING LIKE A LITTLE GIRL...

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Hail to the gods of television programming lately, for Sunday nights are ridiculously jam-packed with new episodes of some of the best shows around including GAME OF THRONES, PARTS UNKNOWN, VEEP and of course the unfortunate final season of MAD MEN...

We're still about a year away from the finale of this stellar dramatic series, so I won't wax nostalgic yet, but yesterday was the 39th birthday of CHRISTINA HENDRICKS and god damn, if she still ain't one of the loveliest women to have ever graced this doomed ball of dirt... I'm gonna hate to see her leave, but I love to watch her go...

Here she is discussing the oh-so-sexy journey of television's #1 stunna Big Red...

*I BE ON SOME OTHER SHIT - 28 GRAMS IN A JOINT...

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MC TREE is a talented rapper from The Chi who's been releasing really dope ass mixtapes and EP's since 2010, but I think this year's THE MCTREEG EP presented by SCIONAV finds the 30 year-old rapper on some next level shit...

Check out his swanky new video for "God Like", which features TREE chillin' at a piano and crooning his Soul Trap heart out... Don't sleep on this guy!!!

*YOU LOOK SO GOOD - FANTASTIC MAN!!!

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Lately I've been really digging the WHO IS WILLIAM ONYEABOR? collection on LUAKA BOP that was released last Fall, so it was a nice surprise to see DAVID BYRNE covering the song "Fantastic Man" live on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON this past Tuesday...

Here's BYRNE with THE ATOMIC BOMB BAND, which includes THE LIJADU SISTERS and the former keyboardist for the BEASTIE BOYS, the brilliant MONEY MARK... This is an awesome performance and a killer groove...