Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Guess what I sang at Sunday School

I must start this by saying that Mike was, and will continue to be, the illest.

When I was about four or five, my parents began sending my sister and I to church every Sunday (good ole Catholic/Pentacostal guilt). Both of my grandmothers are walking bibles, and both of my grandfathers were only caught dead in a church. Needless to say, I was very conflicted about Sunday Mass.

As the grown folks shuffled into the pews, us chilluns were sent to the basement/dungeon for Sunday school. As I'm told, the teacher began to lead us through several church songs and hymns, and then she asked if any students knew any songs. Apparently, I jumped right up and shouted, "I do, I do!" Being the new student that I was, the teacher was eager to allow me to participate in the activities. That's when, according to my mom, things took a turn for the awkward.

I stood up, fixed my legs shoulder width apart, and began, passionately, to sing the following:

"Beat It! (Beat It) Beat It! (Beat It!)
No one wants to be defeated!
Show them how ____________
Show them how ____________
It doesn't matter--"

At this point in my rendition, I was promptly carried back upstairs to my mother, who then stared at me in horror.

If you ever meet my moms and MJ comes up, you'll hear the full story.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Wakeup--Very good song, download it for free

Mercury the Maroon @

Mercury from The Dugout put his whole album, Higher Learning, up on for you, and me! You can download it for free, or name your own price! Sounds like good money to me!

The Wakeup--Mercury

Sunday, February 15, 2009

R.I.P. Big L--7 minute freestyle feat. Jay Z

My uptown heritage wouldn't be half of what it is without the influence of Lamont "Big L" Coleman. I can't believe it's been ten years since he's passed on.

I first remember hearing L rap with the underground crew Children of the Corn, which of course birthed the careers of Mase, Camron, Jim Jones and others. L was the man then, and listening to his lyrics, still is today. Rest in peace brother.

Here's the 7 minute freestyle with Big L and a then little known Jay Z. This is one of my absolute favorite freestyles ever. Two perfect emcees demonstrating perfect flow. Big L's style was so underrated. He is a classic example of an emcee who makes what he does look easy. L gift was his ability to use words and scenarios that the listener could easily relate to, yet craft his wordplay in such a manner that the purest lyric-fiend couldn't deny it. You don't trust me? Try and write something as ill as L and hear for yourself.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Reporter throws shoe at George Bush

An Iraqi journalist tries to hit George Bush with a shoe! If only it could have hit him in his ass!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Faison Love hoo bangin on Funkmaster Flex--but why?

Listening to an angry dude from Cali speak is a linguistic experience everyone should have in their lifetime.

So Flex felt compelled to go hard at R. Kelly, and for some reason, Faison "Big Worm" Love, felt compelled to go at Flex! I thought even the hardest folk didn't defend child molesters:

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Old School Video of The Week--JACKSON 5's Killing Me Softly

This version sounds so beautiful. Damn Mike, you gotta start sanging again. No typos folks, I wrote SANG-ing.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Calling All Libras

I went to a couple Librafest events last year. Real tough. This BBQ is going to be really special. Pass through if you're in Brooklyn.