End of the Year (Part 12)



- eMC - Another Day In My Life. Slaughterhouse before Slaughterhouse

- Freddie Joachim - All Right. Smooth.

- Joell Ortiz & Novel - Stressful feat. Cristyle aka The Ink. Why does shit have to be so stressful?

- Masta Ace & Edo G - Authentic & Why Does It Matter. Because it does matter! These 2 songs are on repeat!

- Reflection Eternal - Just Begun feat. Jay Electronica, J. Cole & Mos Def. RE?!!! *drool*

- Statik Selektah - Come Around (REUnion Version) feat. Talib Kweli, Termanology & Royce Da 5'9''. MOAR RE!!1!1! Go cop that mixtape now!

Merry Gregorian calendar new year.

December 2009 (Part 1)

December 2009 (Part 2)

End of the Year (Part 11)

Welcome to the eleventh hour.


- Black Thought - The Professional. Thought is top 10 all-time. MCs take notes.

- Dil Jackson - Player Has Butterflies. Was hypin this song for the longest! Michale Jackson AND J Dilla?!?! Come on son!

- DJ Dbefekt - Raised On Classics feat. Termanology & Reks. Reks & Term on a track together is just classic in itself.

- DJ K.O. - Ladder of Success (Mydus Remix) feat. Phonte, Wordsworth, K-Hill & Masta Ace. Wooo!!! I'm in love with this remix. Boom bap for those still keepin' it true.

- Sheek Louch - Catalina freestyle. Donny G over a Dr. Dre beat?! Fire!!!

- Terrace Martin - The Demo feat. Bad Lucc, Wiz Khalifa, Lady G & Kurupt. Saw Terrace & Kurupt & that was a wrap.

Last one coming soon!

November 2009

Crooked I - DJ Fingazz Exclusive


Didn't take these but the fam is up front stage!

Can't wait to see Crook again. What a way to end 2009!

Crooked I - DJ Fingazz Exclusive

Shout outs to Warren, Ronn, Jeff, Jayson & Chrisanto aka the 619 COB haha.

End of the Year (Part 10)

Down to October! 2 more to go!


- Kam Moye - Forever Fresh & Reborn (Prod. by Vitamin D). Splitting Image = out now!

- Michael Jackson - I Can't Help It (Breakadawn Mix) & This Is It. RIP MJ. DJ Jazzy Jeff mixes this one to justice & y'all know MJ does his thing.

- Mocky - Birds Of A Feather feat. GZA. Random. Dope.

- Royce Da 5'9'' - Hood Love feat. Bun B & Joell Ortiz & Something 2 Ride 2 feat. Phonte. These. Are. Knockers! "It's gasoline in my tongue, Patron in my kidney's, weed in my lungs..." Gyea.

Need to go cop me some stuffs for the new BB, enjoy! Peace!

October 2009

The Boondocks: The Passion of Reverend Ruckus

Okay, screw the Peanuts, play the Boondocks!

"... I don't even know who i'm praying to... maybe i'm too young to know what the world's supposed to be... but it's not supposed to be this... it can't be this"

"Maybe there are forces in this universe we don't understand... but i still believe we make our own miracle"

Not that much of a Scrooge. It's just too bad the celebratory & joyous feelings we have towards one another is only reserved for one day. Here's to you & yours. Stay safe, happy holidays.

End of the Year (Part 9)

Final Q!


- Bekay - I Am feat. DJ Revolution (Prod. by Alchemist). Some boom bap shit, forreal! Alc killed this one and Bekay comes thru.

- BK-One - Here I Am feat. Phonte, Brother Ali, The Grouch. "If you lookin' for the best then here i am". Word.

- Drake - Fear (Prod. by DJ Khalil). Well, i first got this cuz Khalil was on production. Not on that Drizz hype, but i like the shouts to SV & LB! That's Hip Hop right there. Plus he got the catchiest hooks around. "Please don't be scaaarrreed of meeeeee".

- Erick Sermon - Cool (Prod. by Erick Sermon). E is simple & sick on this track. Even with this simplicity, he sons a bunch of cats, chuch.

- Ice Cube - Raider Nation. Do i gotta even speak on this?!

- Lee Bannon - The Return 2 feat. U-N-I, Talib Kweli, Zion I & Sha Stimuli. U-N-I grew on me over the year but i did get this cuz of Kweli & Zion. "Ah one two, ah one two".

- Lee Wilson - Soul Kiss feat. Mos Def. "Slow down ma, u killin me..." Everything Mos did this year is nasty. This shit is some smooth shit right here. Too bad everytime i was forward they took it as me being rude.

- O.C. & A.G. - Think About It. The Phenomenon & The Giant. DITC. FAYBAN, on some real shit.

September 2009

Hope u all have a great night!

Happy Holidays?

Ahh shit i just got back from chillin @ Manila Sunset for an hr waiting for some bibingka. Packed house... anyways...


"Jesus was black, Ronald Reagan was the devil & the government is lying about 9/11. Thank you for your time & good night"

"It's clear from the scripture that Jesus was not born in winter. The shepherds who saw the angels announcing his birth would not have been out in their fields in December. The Palestinian winters are too cold...

... the truth is, Christmas evolved from the Roman holiday Saturnalia, a winter festival where men gave gifts to each other. They also would get drunk, have sex with each other & beat their wives. People would act so crazy on Christmas, the holiday was outlawed by the Protestant Church until the 1800's..."

As Razzy said, "put a gerbil on your Christmas list"

End of the Year (Part 8)

Summer at it's peak.


- A&E - Little Young (Prod. by M-Phazes). Oh you young'ns:

- Cormega - Journey. Prepped up his "Born Again". "Life is a journey..." Word.

- Damani - My Soliloquies. Heads i know don't like Damani, but he goes in on this.

- DJ Kay Slay - You Heard Of Us (Remix) feat. Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, Styles P, Bun B, Papoose, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo & Ray J. Woooooooo!!!!! Minus a Slaughterhouse + Wu-Tang collab, this was prob the monster of collabs methinks from '09. Ray J is too catchy for me not to like this x=

- Kam Moye - Step By Step (Prod. by D.R.). ANY Kam Moye/Supa track is a highlight, believe that!

- Kurupt - Check Check feat. Freeway. This song is BONKERS! Bump this shit! East & West connect for some non preservative Hip Hop!

- Raekwon - Catalina feat. Lyfe Jennings. This was the cut when OB4CL2 dropped. Rae's voice over Dre production = had to happen.

- Sheek Louch feat. Bully & Styles P - This Is D-Block. D-BLOCK!!!!! As i told some random dude walking out of Lolita's as i was spittin' some SP/Sheek lyrics: L.O.X. is the East Coast version of DPG. Gyea!

- Warren G - 100 Miles & Runnin' feat. Raekwon & Nate Dogg (Prod. by Warren G). DAAAMN it's been a while since hearing the G-Child & Nate together. Plus Rae is one it?! 'nuff said. If for one song u get this, it should be this. Hope Nate's alright after all his health & domestic issues.

- XV - G.O.O.D feat. Really Doe (Prod. by J Dilla). Never heard of XV. Or Really Doe. Solely on the strength of Dilla's production, i bang this track. How can u conflict with good music?

August 2009

Will i finish before the 31st... time will tell!

Binary Star - Slang Blade

"How you feel, what the hell is this shit,
reachin' for the cover, turnin' up your deck..."

"When you want it live you can't compromise or settle"



End of the Year (Part 7)

Ahh, July...

There are some '08 songs in here because some are remixes and some i just found, ha. Peep:


- Crown City Rockers - Soul. Well, if you didn't have it, you wouldn't be here!

- Jake One - Glow feat. Elzhi & Royce Da 5'9''. This is '08 right here but g'DAMN this song is nuts. This is what i wake up to when my alarm is on. I glow without the show, chuch.

- J-Live - Super Good (Prod. by Domingo). J-Live is still ill as fuck. This song is too dope.

- Kool G Rap - NY Timez feat. Godfather Pt. 3. Hearing G Rap spit is usually a treat.

- Nicolay - Lose Your Way feat. Carlitta Durand. Nicolay is that dude. I think Foreign Exchange wins/won a Grammy. Carlitta should NOT be slept on! This songstress got it!

- Nino Bless - Boom Bap Shit feat. Skyzoo, Ras Kass, Rhymefest & Scram Jones (Prod. by Madlib). Man, the posse cuts were just coming out mid year! This is def one not to sleep on.

- Skyzoo - The Beautiful Decay (Prod. by 9th Wonder). THIS is the joint!!!!! "So beautiful... so gorgeous... but so opposite of all this". Sky & 9th team up for a sunny day ANTHEM:

July 2009 (Part 1)

July 2009 (Part 2)

End of the Year (Part 6)

Another split. Summer was def a heavy dl season.


- Balance - Can't Let Go feat. The Jacka, Big Rich & Jimmie Reign. On that smooth tip you can ride with your female with. Don't sleep on these Bay titans!

- Chace Infinite - Personal Religion (Prod. by DJ Khalil). Khalil is always on point and Chace always brings it. Self Scientific!

- Common - Gladiator (Remix) (Prod. by Cephas). One of my favorite Com tracks, this one's a good remix.

- DJ JS-1 - Ridiculous feat. O.C. & Pharoahe Monch. Probably my most played song on this up! Too damn hype! Plus O.C. the Phenomenon is on there with the Pharoahe!? Reminds me of Tek & Kweli's "This Means You" off "Train of Thought", considering they both use this sample:

- Drake - Think Good Thoughts feat. Phonte & Elzhi. Just recently started bangin' this track, (not taking anything away from 'te) mainly on the strength of Elzhi. "But y'all don't really know me like you think you know me"!

- Mos Def - Priority. I was tickled with the lil promo vid that was up on YouTube for a bit. "Style & stay radiate, love power slay the hate, priority". Most Definitely dope.

- Royce Da 5'9'' - Gun Harmonizing. Slaughterhouse! Nickel tears this shit up! Ill beat, dope lyrics, str8 Hip Hop! Dig the chorus of gun sounds!

- The Roots - I Wanna Be Where You Are feat. Erykah Badu & The Roots & Erykah Badu - Billie Jean. RIP MJ. Dope & original tributes. ?uest talking/singing/whatever is fucking too sick/funny at the same time.

June 2009 (Part 1)

June 2009 (Part 2)

End of the Year (Part 5)



- DJ Kay Slay - Power Cipher feat. Sheek Louch, Papoose, Busta Rhymes, Young Chris & Raekwon. Look at that lineup. Okay, i only dig Sheek, Busta & Rae really, but the beat is bonkers and can u really be disappointed with some beastly MCs on it? Thought so.

- Finale - Heat (Prod. by J Dilla). I still sleep on Finale & only copped this cuz Dilla produced it but he comes with heat!

- Lady GaGa - Poker Face (Pete Rock Remix). LOL. I never heard of Lady GaGa til this song & i thought she was gonna be good... Anyway, Chocolate Boy Wonder makes this song nuts!

- Sheek Louch - We Like. DAMN! Silverback was bringing it earlier this year. Heard Sheek bust on this before Drake so i'm partial to this one. I still bump this shit!

- V-Stylez - Clash of the Titans feat. Royce Da 5'9'', Rapper Big Pooh, Elzhi & Phat Kat. Similar to Power Cipher. Look at that lineup. Detroit is a breeding ground for fiends! Respect!

May 2009

End of the Year (Part 4)

Took me a while cuz i had to split this into 2. RS wouldn't take it. Whatevs whatevs:


- Elzhi - Deep (Prod. by Black Milk). Elzhi is a mic murderer. Can't wait for elMatic!

- Kurupt & Terrace Martin - You Know. Tha Kingpin's a beast, that's a given. I know a lot of people sleep on Terrace Martin tho. His production is on point, periAd.!

- M.O.P. - Blow The Horns feat. Busta Rhymes. This is something to mash out to. Hype!

- Reflection Eternal - Back Again. This is the JAM! I killed the fuNk outta this song. It's good to see Tek & Kweli back, def can't wait for that album! "You could like rap again". He said it, and i did!

- Slum Village - Cloud 9 feat. Marsha Ambrosius. Villa! Damn, this song makes me think about 'cha... )=

April 2009 (Part 1)

April 2009 (Part 2)

End of the Year (Part 3)


Just took a nutrition final. Not really confident but at the same time idgaf really, it was a whatever class anyway. Isa pa 'tong gabi! No luck needed, shouldn't be too hard.

But here's #3:


Q-Tip, Kanye West, Consequence - We Fight, We Love (Remix). I'm a Tribe junkie, so anything with Tip is coooooo:

March 2009

End of the Year (Part 2)

Here's 2.


- DJ Deckstream - Life Is Good feat. Mos Def. Wow. This is a banger for sure. Good for 'em sunny days when you're in a good mood.

- Havoc - Heart of the Grind. This shit is def a banger! Gives me that classic Mobb Deep feel but updated for the 2k's.

- Keelay & Zaire - Wake Up Show Intro feat. Supastition & DJ Revolution. The Wake Up Show is legendary baby! This is an ill intro by Supastition aka Kam Moye with some sick cuts by Rev. Keelay & Zaire keep it harrrd!

- Reks - Play My Music (Prod. by Statik Selektah). Damn, Statik is killing it right now. His production is consistent & on point. Reks smashes the beat.

- Terrace Martin - Ridan Out feat. J Black & Bad Lucc (Prod. by Pete Rock & Terrace Martin). Terrace is a BEAST! Plus he teams up with Soul Bro. #1!?! Instant hood classic, CHUUUUCH!

February 2009

End of the Year (Part 1)

Whattup fam?

I gotta clear up space on my HDD. There's just too much music, some of which i rarely listen to unless there's that off chance that the melody or a lyric pops into my head. So this is my lazy attempt to share what i've come across throughout the whole year.

Imma do each section by month, starting with January. I'd up each individually, but that would take more time than i'd like to. So here's the 1st one! Enjoy!


- El Da Sensei, Pacewon & Exposition - Too Many MCs. On some real shit.

- Erykah Badu - On & On (D Will Remix). I fell in love with Ms. Badu this year & this track is doooope!

- Kurupt - I'm A Gee. Not sure if this was '09 or '08 but it's in my January '09 folder so here it is. This is a classic track. Kurupt been dope... "since the age of 3 muhfucka!"

- U-N-I - Beautiful Day & Return (Prod. by Bannon) feat. Talib Kweli. I'll be real, i wasn't up on U-N-I till my sister introduced me to em & i only got the 2nd track cuz Kweli was on it... but both are bangers! Esp. Beautiful Day... that shit's the new '93 Til... at least it gives me that same vibe! People say the remix is better, but i fucks with the OG.

January 2009


Not like this is a comprehensive list. Lots of good albums came out and i didn't put out every heater from each album. This is mostly the stuff that's been force fed & hyped on blogs & things i've come across on forums. I've also left out stuff by Crooked I, Jay Rock, Styles P, Nipsey Hu$$le, Blu, Ya Boy cuz i put em in their own folders. Them muhfuckas is tight haha! Chuch!

Watch This: Lootpack - Whenimondamic

Was my jam back in high school! First heard em on Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (i think it's the 2nd). After that i was a Stones Throw junkie forreal! "cu-cuz, cuz whenimondamiciliketospeakfreely"! Word the the Blastmaster!

biz20 - Widescreen Music

Whoasie! Ill as fuNk! The final one looks ill rin!

Big L and Jay-Z Freestyle


Grover Washington Jr. - Mister Magic

Song just popped into my head. YaDat!

Mister Magic - Grover Washington, Jr.

Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather Jr. CONFIRMED FIGHT (Spring 2010)

Damn, i hope Manny got a good one in him.

"Pac by K.O."

Slum Village Villa Manifesto EP Artwork

slum village villa manifesto ep
slum village villa manifesto ep,
originally uploaded by fwmj.
!!! *excited*

DJ Dbefekt - Raised On Classics feat. Termanology & Reks

Raised On Classics, DB feat Reks & Termanology from DEER STUDIO RECORDS on Vimeo.

Whoa! Something i can get down with from 2dopeboyz! Classic raised baby! Wik-wikki-wik-won!

DJ Dbefekt - Raised On Classics feat. Termanology & Reks

Freddie Joachim - One More Night

Mmmhmm... wish i had one more night with her. Off Freddie's "Getaway EP"

One More Night - Freddie Joachim

On Shelley's "A Defence of Poetry"

So the master slacker i am, i decided to start on some journal entries for my world lit class today. We're supposed to have at least 13 by next week (ain't no thang) but i did one on a piece that wasn't even mandatory. Oh well. Enjoysies:

I read Shelley’s “A Defence…” last semester & though the “wow” factor of his vernacular and threading of language that boasts of the use of poetry & poet’s abilities are lessened this time around, I still cling to some of the sentiments he highlights in its conclusion.

I feel poetry, and certainly literature, has that power to move because it is something one can feel without an actual touch. It is a compass for the wilderness within which guides & comforts us as we go about the journey. In the story of humanity, when there is a struggle to express in an open & clear fashion, we turn to poetry. “The most unfailing herald, companion, and follower of the awakening of a great people to work a beneficial change in opinion or institution, is Poetry” (824). It appeases the anxiety of our emotions which are otherwise left unexpressed.

I also admire the way Shelley compares the painter to the poet who “colour all that they combine with the evanescent hues of this ethereal world; a word, or a trait in the representation of a scene or a passion… and reanimate, in those who have ever experienced these emotions… the buried image of the past” (824). And it’s not something that the poet can help. Shelley writes that they are “compelled to serve, the Power which is seated upon the throne of their soul” (825). The source of this creative ability is embedded within and has less having to do with themselves because it is less their spirit than the spirit of the age (825). Though I feel that it is the spirit of the past mixed with the spirit of the age, I pretty much agree with Shelley.

No apologies for the blocks of text. Read muhf*cka! Chuch!

Watch This: J. Dilla - On Stilts

Oh what?!

MarcusMcDammit conjures up this video for "On Stilts" from Jay Stay Paid. Make me wanna get on my film game, yaDig!? Peep the freshness:

J-Live - Satisfied (Dub Version)

I'm not satisfied!

J-Live is def 1 of the illest MC/Producers out there. Plus dude is a teacher?! GTFO with that herb ass raps!

I remember i was at Disneyland bumping J-Live's "All Of The Above" and a worker asked me what i was bumpin. My prejudice ass looked at the overweight, pale middle-aged woman & assessed that she didn't know shit about what i was bumpin, but i replied "J-Live". She gives me this funny look then says, "you know, his album just came out and it's on sale at Best Buy for $9.99. You should go get it".

I'm like, "word"!? I didn't get it, but that bumped me off orbit a bit just cuz she knew about it. Much respect to the Disneyland employee! Peace!

19 - Satisfied (Dub Version) - J-Live

Little Brother - Altitudes

"Cuz even when i'm underground i'm still flyying hiiiiggghhh..."

Oldie but a goodie. Was bangin' this back in high school... aged like wine! Chuch!

Altitudes - Little Brother

Watch This: Deep Foundation - Children of the Sun Remix feat. Hydroponikz, Nomi, Koba, Kiwi & Encite

"Pinatubo of our perils leaves a crater in my soul..."

For all my Pinoys/Pinays.

Big Daddy Kane - Ain't No Half Steppin'

"Ahhh yeeaahh... i'm with this..."

Watch This: The Eye Writer

Found this @ illroots. And you thought u was strugglin. It's hard to get those "warm, fuzzy feelings" nowadays, but that's what i got watching this. Keep on keepin' on, Tempt.

The Eyewriter from Evan Roth on Vimeo.


That's an unprecedented 7 baby. Congrats to Team Pac!

Some quotes i plucked while greading this morning that shed some perspective of what an icon Manny has become:

Father Michael Sinnott, an Irish missionary priest who was recently released from a month of captivity by suspected Muslim rebels, said his captors had been eager to set him free because they wanted to also watch the fight.

“‘Your freedom is our freedom. We don’t want to be here for a long time, too, and we want to watch Pacquiao’s fight,’” Sinnott told the CBCPNews, quoting his kidnappers.

National police spokesman Leonardo Espina said crime across the nation dropped dramatically during the fight.

Deputy presidential spokesperson Lorelei Fajardo said Pacquiao is “living proof that the Filipino can prevail over any challenge and conquer adversity.”

“Manny is a fine example of how determination and discipline can propel one from the depths of deprivation to the pinnacle of power, and yet still remain humble,” Escudero said.

“We should learn from the guy two principles: One is, no fear; the other is, grit against all odds. We can do it. We can break all the records if we all just unite as one people.”

“One win by one man, but a victory for millions of Filipinos.”


“We knew he was fast but he was a lot stronger than we thought,” said Cotto’s young trainer, Joe Santiago.

Well, Joe, now you know.

For all my Pinoys/Pinays out there! Mabuhay!