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

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"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!


"Dig below any surface
and you'll find remnants of the past.
Examine what you find
& you may encounter clues for the future..."

Crammin' in some Pacquiao Cotto 24/7. Let's go Manny.

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More Ra goodness. BTW, his show was broken clasp status, chuch.