Saturday, August 30, 2008

In God We Trust

I respect Bill Maher cuz the dude's got balls to say what he feels to anybody. He's a fearless critic, and I agree with him on most things, but I definitely disagree with him on religion. A devout atheist, Maher made a documentary about the "phenomena" of belief in religion. It's sure to be an interesting, and perhaps painful, film to watch. Here's the trailer:

When I caught Maher's trailer, I was reminded of a movie I heard about several months ago in church. It's produced by Ben Stein, the guy from the Clear Eyes commercials and former Nixon speechwriter, about intelligent design. On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, Stein's film rejects the theory of evolution as one of the greatest scientific fallacies ever and advocates the idea of creationism.

It's heavy. I know.

Harlem on the Rise

Anyone within the radius of a Chinatown bus should be in Harlem this Sunday at The Paxton's mixtape release party. It's been a long time coming. Not too much blood and tears, but a lotta sweat has been put into this mixtape, and from the looks of things, it hasn't been for nothing. We're still releasing Members Only here on Tuesday, September 2nd, but you can catch the homies performing a number of tracks off the mixtape at the release party (and maybe even leave with a hard copy). It's Labor Day Weekend, no work on Monday, and New York City. It would only be better if I promised you Kate Moss was gonna be there doing blow off the clavicles of Jourdan Dunn. I won't promise you that, but I'm not gonna say it's not gonna happen either.

MEMBERS ONLY Listening Party @ MOCA Bar & Lounge
2210 8th Ave. (119th & Frederick Douglass Blvd.)
Harlem, NY

And to whet the palate, below are links to five tracks from the upcoming Members Only Mixtape. Some you've heard, some you haven't:

American Boy Remix
Bless U feat. A-Ko
U And Her
Be Right Back
Everything (You Are) feat. Jessica Neal

Friday, August 29, 2008

Dirty Pop

I'm not much for modern art, even less for popular modern art. Yeah, I heard all the brouhaha over Murakami this time last year when Kanye and Marc Jacobs put him in the minds of the proletariat, and I've seen much of his work, but I never really got it. Maybe I'm not metropolitan enough, but it just wasn't my cup of tea. That's not to say he sucks, cuz the cover art for Graduation was definitely dope, as were a lot of his other work, but maybe the inner revolutionary begged for more than naked men ejaculating and Louis Vuitton luggage.

Banksy, on the other hand, is a friggin G tho. If you're about the "scene," then you should have at least heard of dood and no, I'm not providing a bio for those who haven't. That's what google and wikipedia are for. Anyways, I respect the fact that Banksy is an iconoclast in the purest sense. Not only is his work subversive, he himself is subversive, maintaining anonymity when he could easily reveal himself and be an artistic megastar. He's the MF Doom of the art world, except Banksy would never show up in public, masked or not. Still, his work is far from anonymous and is irreverent and conscious in a way that makes you uncomfortable--and not in that Japanese porn-as-art kinda way--but in a way that forces you to confront the hypocrisy of the (post-)modern world. The cynicism draws upon what we've come to regard as familiar and then asks us why have we allowed ourselves to grow so numb as to call these things familiar. War, poverty, mass media, broken governments, big brother, capitalism, celebrity worship, obsessive consumerism... are you okay living like this?

That said, Banksy recently left his home in the UK to travel to New Orleans. But before he left America's modern-day Pompeii he left his own mark in signature fashion. Enjoy:

The first one with the girl and the umbrella is my favorite. He provides commentary on some of these on his website (along with a catalog of his work). And because a few of our readers are artists, (and since I'm a fan of Mad Men), I'll let Banksy get the last word:

For the 215er, Mazeltov.

Click the cover to download.

Asher Roth's breakout mixtape was released back in June after a surprising rise in popularity thanks a lot to his impressive version of "A Milli" and his unabashedly white, jewish, suburban flava. Add to that the cosign from two of hip hop's biggest men on campus, DJ's Cannon and Drama, and you have the guy everybody can't help but compare to Slim Shady. No, I didn't put you onto this dude first, mostly cuz I knew I didn't need to when he was immediately getting play on the big blogs and such, but that didn't mean I neglected to notice his talent. Still, hype kills, so take the time to come to your own conclusions. He's a good rapper, a solid talent, and one who seems to take the art seriously, which is not always true of suburban white kids. Click the cover to download the mixtape and below are a couple other joints I scratched up.

Asher Roth - I Love College
Asher Roth - Swing Your Rag Radio Freestyle

Thursday, August 28, 2008

This is Philly

In other news, I'll be back and forth betwixt NYC and Philly the next few days, setting up my classroom and hollering at the homies. The Paxtons release party's in Harlem on Sunday. I'll try to post specifics sometime within the next 24 hours but now it's back to the grind. Adieu.

P.S. It's a Wale vid I neglected to post after this joint.


Supreme's fall preview is available here. Only tee worth copping is the JFK one so expect ebay prices by next week. Outside of that, I'm happy cuz I needed a new pair of jeans. A lotta ppl love Supreme, a lotta ppl don't. Hype has a lot to do with both groups. Regardless, they have some great pieces at times. My regular fit 'preme jeans are my favorite jeans in my closet so I'll prolly jus cop those as long as inflation and hype haven't upped the price too much. Other than that, I'm broke, so anybody interested in copping me those oxfords and chinos, get at me.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Some of you may have missed out on some of the media attention given to this new film starring Penelope Cruz and Ben Kingsley. While in the Bay Area, I got a chance to catch this joint. Here are a few reasons why you should do yourself a favor and do the same:
  • Penelope Cruz
  • Penelope Cruz's eyes
  • Penelope Cruz's accent
  • Penelope Cruz's acting
  • Penelope Cruz's breasts
  • Penelope Cruz's breasts
  • Penelope Cruz's breasts
Ok, so maybe I've done a disservice in reducing a great film to the physical beauty of it's main actress, but after you see it, you may understand there was a deeper reason in my doing so. The movie is great--the dialogue leaves something to be desired at times though. It's based off a novel and the images used as metaphors carry this film, along with the emotional quality of Penelope Cruz's performance. Many people write off Penelope as just another Hollywood pretty face. However, Cruz is one hell of an actress. Her performance in Volver was outstanding and the subtlety of her performance in Elegy carries this film from start to finish. Yeah, it's got Dennis Hopper and Ben Kingsley, who happens to be a British knight, and they do good jobs, but Cruz is really the reason to watch this. And did I mention you see her boobs?

The movie is a limited release so it may not be showing near you--I had to go to the left coast to catch it--but if it's showing in your city, or you catch a bootleg on one of the internets, watch it.

Change We Can Believe In

Still playing catch up with ish that dropped over the past few days. Most stuff I'm not gonna post jus cuz, but joints like this deserve a post. Enjoy.

The Patriot


The retail of that new Jeezy. Even though things tend to be left of center here, I will be the first to tell you that Jeezy's consistency is reason enough to be a fan. Who cares that his first two albums sounded the same? We knew it and still bumped it. Hard. Plus, his entrance onto the national scene was probably one of the first hints that darker days were ahead. The soundscapes are depressing, the lyrics stark--if Marvel Comics ever made a soundtrack to their Age of Apocalypse series, it'd be a full Jeezy album. As has become more frequent, this link is stolen, so it might be down already. If it's effed up, lemme know and I'll try to fix it, but since school's starting back up, I won't make any promises. Enjoy.

Blow it out your ass

Pepsi's the new generation? So I guess Bill O'Reily or the rest of Fox News aren't gonna make the hubbub about Daddy Yankee's endorsement as they did for Luda's. I'm back from the Wild Wild West Coast. Ya miss me?

Friday, August 22, 2008

Robot Frog Killa

Random as it may be, this might be the silliest ish I've seen this week... next to Ceasealeo's Ruff Ryders Workout tapes

Word to Garrett A. Morgan

Hopefully thanks to YH!SN... you've been jamming off this joint all summer. Video just dropped, much to my dismay since September is all but upon us but I really cant trip thanks to Mr. Stephens love interest in the clip.

Did I forget to mention that this masterpiece of video was directed by lil known Alan Ferguson, once responsible for lensing this classic by the senior Mr. Carter.

The Bay Area and Back Down

Mr. Kenneth, the blog's all yours. Holler at yall on Monday.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Super Smash Brothers

Complex Magazine, the publication that hypebeasts love, cool guys love to hate, and everybody buys, is featuring The Paxtons as part of their Emerging Artists Challenge. A definite resume builder for the duo and yet another cosign that the hype is deserved, they are currently in the first round of the competition. If the judges of Complex and decide that they're worthy (and why wouldn't they?), they'll be one of 10 finalists to win a music video shoot, at which point you can count on yours truly to bombard you with not-so-subtle suggestions that you vote (or die). Check out the site here and tell your friends you were on it first.

The Mad Rapper

Caught off NahRight. It would be easy to chalk this up as some "has been" complaining why he never blew up or blaming his lack of success on the people who succeeded, but I think it does a disservice to much of what Skillz is saying. He makes MANY salient points about why hip hop is in the state it's in today. His assertion is compelling: The present-day gatekeepers of the industry--the Diddy's, Jay-Z's, etc.--are preventing the future Diddy's and Jay-Z's from reaching the point that they themselves have reached (and, perhaps, surpassing it). He doesn't go so far as to say why, but if Animal Planet has taught me anything, it's that when a male is king, the ones most likely to dethrone him are kicked out or killed. That's not to say Puff and Jay are out murdering niggas, but ego will make a man act like a biotch by preventing up-and-comers access to the resources they themselves had when they were in that position. (Too many antecedents in that sentence; hope it makes sense.)

I agree with much, if not all, Skillz had to say. I always found Jay to be a little shady when it came to other good rappers and I don't think it's a coincidence that Making The Band maintains Diddy's celebrity (and his bank account) without actually advancing the careers of the artists it claims to be profiling. It's more an exercise in self-promotion than anything else. (Did Donny get a cut from the sale of SeanJohn's No Bitch-Assness t-shirts?) Food for thought. It's the new face of selling out, when the oppressed becomes the oppressor.

"I do this for my culture"? Nigga please.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008



Link is "borrowed" since it'd take too long to download and reup this onto sharebee. Get it while it's good. The Game's album is out too. (The webrip's been out for a minute.) I've never been a fan of the Butterfly Bandit, so I'm not posting it, but Dave, if u wanna, go 'head. Aaaaaand I'm out.

Part-Time Model, Full-Time Rapper

I'm still not posting his every move like I used to, but since the White ?uestlove went in on this, I said what the haystack. Wale and Travis Barker working on their respective albums together. BTDubbs, I'm currently at home in the DMV and after that I'm headed to an undisclosed location for a brief vacay. Mr. Kenneth, take it away.

No Homo

Remember this nigga?

Apparently there is life after snitching.

Can't hate on the reverse lat pulls tho... might have to add that to the routine.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

You betta sang, gurl

You know how girls throw their panties on stage at male singers? Jazmine would make me throw condoms. Just empty a whole box of Trojans. It's that serious.

In related news, they shoulda never gave you niggas money free time and a digicam:

Bandana on my right side

Some minor tweakage on that right hand side over there. Holler at it. And yeah, the Members Only drop will be available the day after Labor Day. Can you smell what the Rock blog is cookin'?

Real Talk

Obama might lose. Like for real. Sorry guys, but watching the forum at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church, I understood why people are drawn to McCain. When he's speaking his mind and not what his handlers are feeding to him, you see someone who is much more common sense than partisan. Yes, he carries his torture like a badge of honor. He can be boring and gimmicky--a quarter-century in the Senate will do that to you. Shoot, old age'll do it to you. Still, he's much more thoughtful than ideological, and, even though I want to vote for Obama, and hope that he wins in a landslide, the reality is that I'm still relatively undecided. If McCain can convince me that he will preside as McCain and not as A Republican, he stands a good chance of winning my vote.

Just sayin...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

You like what you see?

It's a dude. No lie. This transgender person--read: dude--is on the next season of America's Next Top Model. Anything for ratings I guess...

Here's the whole story.

And homey's from PG County, MD. Goes to show, you can never be too safe these days. Niggas walkin around looking just like these females. Be careful out there Dave. Here in Philly, you can usually spot em cuz they look more like this:

This post inspired by the good folks at Bossip.

Forever My Lady

Yes thats pre-O.P.P. Naughty By Nature in 1989. Yes I'm wrong for posting that corny-ass cover. But theres a point here. Great music stands the test of time. The fact that you had no idea that these niggas wore argyle cardigans and called themselves "The New Style", before dropping the #408 most jamminest song of all time, proves the strength of a record like OPP. You probably had no idea that RZA ever wore tuxedos or groomed himself in We Love You Rakeem

before he produced the classic 36 Chambers, due to the longevity of ish like C.R.E.A.M. which most recently found itself interpolated in 2007's Sweetest Girl.

If you ever have 8 hours of a day to kill at your job (as most of us do) and are curious as to where your favorite jams fall amongst the 3000 Greatest Songs of All Time in the Whole Wide World, then you might like this list of the 3000 Greatest Songs of All Time Ever in the History of Recorded Music.

The folks at acclaimedmusic insist that this is a fully comprehensive list...
The basic idea is that I match all records against each other in pairs. In a match, each critics list is weighted depending on
* the number of lists I have from different parts of world
** when the list was presented (newer lists are weighted more heavily)
*** how many matches the list is a part of

To be able to compare new records with older records, I have put together best-of-year-lists from the same magazine, e.g. the #1 record on NME's best-of-year-list of 2001 beats not only the other records from year 2001, but also #2, #3... from older NME's best-of-year-lists.

Interesting submissions include:
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy (32)
Amerie - 1 Thing (182)
Jay-Z - 99 Problems (383) (strangely his first appearance on this list)
MIA - Galang (485)
Hot Chip - Over and Over (614)
Kanye West - Jesus Walks (970)
Lupe Fiasco - Kick Push (1157)
Jay-Z - Big Pimpin (1614)
Mongo Santamaria - Watermelon Man (1886)
R. Kelly - Trapped In The Closet (1920)
Mike Jones - Still Tippin (1992)
Clipse - Wamp Wamp (2557)
EU - Da Butt (2923)

If you have as much free time as the team that put this ish together, enjoy!

Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?

I don't understand a word of French. The first 3 hours of my trip to Paris back in '05 almost turned me off to French people completely. Luckily enough, the rest of that weekend was great, and this album doesn't even require francophone translation. Yeah, it sometimes sounds like she's saying the same thing over and over again for 4 minutes, but who cares? It's good. Real good. But don't take my word for it, click the album cover and see for yourself. Word to Levar Burton.

Once You Go Black

With an album cover like that, I hope I don't have to explain why you should download this. Classic. I mean really, look at that thing. It's friggin great. All album covers should be a reinterpretation of this one. Any rapper willing to recreate this cover deserves at least 5 mics off the top. Mongo Santamaria was an Afro-Cuban jazz percussionist who worked with pretty much every jazz and latin musician worth mentioning. In that sense, I'd be remiss if I didn't let you know that the music lives up to the album cover. It's got latin soul. (ha, you'll get that later.) Now tell your blogger friends about that one. Click the album cover and enjoy. Upped straight to zshare cuz sharebee was acting up.

Happy Juice

Don't hate. You know Fiona Apple was the ish. This album was one of the many I drew from on RNLC3. I was gonna use the "Shadowboxer" track, but at close to 8 minutes long, I figured some of yall's attention spans wouldn't last so I nixed it. Either way, this jawn is smooth as henny and apple juice on the rocks (with a splash of cider of course). Click the album cover and enjoy.

I'm back in true form, which means there should be more albums coming soon (including some others from Real Niggas Light Candles, Vol 3). Stay tuned.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Give Yourself The Green Light

JIM is on tour in the states and you should see him live. I'm definitely up for any of those NY dates, whichever I can hit for the low.

09.26 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
09.26 Austin, TX - The Parish
09.29 Los Angeles, CA - Avalon
09.30 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
10.01 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
10.03 Seattle, WA - Showbox
10.04 Vancouver, British Columbia – Plaza
10.07 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity
10.08 Chicago, IL - Metro
10.09 Toronto, Ontario - Opera House
10.10 Montreal, Quebec - Le National
10.11 Clinton, NY - Hamilton College
10.12 Boston, MA - Paradise
10.14 New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
10.15 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

Perhaps the GPOAT

I know LL's been tryna seriously act like ppl should consider him the greatest rapper ever--and he should stop--he could at least claim that he had the greatest live rap performance ever. (Sorry Hov.) I would pay $20 to travel back in time to be in that crowd. That was a friggin party. He had them white boys in the band gettin jiggy! LL took em to church. (Literally, he gave that "Leave that crack alone" sermon during the break.) And you can't forget about when he flipped "Jinglin Baby" either. My mood is very early 90's right now.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

All that I can hear is music

Now that RNLC3 is out, I can start putting out that real real. Odds are you have some of these songs (especially if you got the Old Soul Mixtape), but unless you have 50-something odd Jazmine Sullivan tracks in your itunes already--and I know most of you don't--then a lotta these will be new to you. It's a bit bootleg, even for the internet, but who cares. Enjoy.

Macaroni Niggas

For those of y'all that are familiar with avant-hop producer Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley, Beck, Gorillaz), you should be well-aquainted with his DangerDoom project with underground-icon MF Doom. If not, I wont hold it against you considering that I actually have the cd and couldnt recite a single bar if I tried however thats just a matter of personal preference. It doesnt take away from the fact that dude has a ginormous following and a cool gimmick of appearing in a Gladiator mask at all times a la Mr. Bangaltar & Mr. Homem-Cristo.

Either way, Mr. Doom made news with his performance on the San Francisco leg of the Rock The Bells tour when a supposed imposter in a Maximus mask took the stage and lip-synched his way through a lifeless performance. The pissed San Franciscans that caught wind proceeded to pelt him with bottles and other assorted particles of dumpster juice. Peep the footage.

Now I've been sitting on this hilarious story until Cee dug up this fantastic message board post in support of MetalFace. If you want to know what the future holds for America, look in the message boards or comments sections of mainstream blogs. You too will contemplate raising your children in Vancouver.

Real talk Comming From the #1 doom Fan. let me know any On tape full preformances that DOOM dident say shit to the croud. and the Fat guy if im correct Big Ben Cling-On is his Main hype man.

If you took the time and money to buy the MM..FOOD Reissue. And the Chrome Children DVD. You could See. He dont say Exacly what is on the Track He be fucking around he asks the croud to find him Old Tan Elleses size 10 1/2 (im guessing hes still lookin for them). so holla. what yall dont know is DOOM has a big mouth(no offence) but Hes not going to spit Exacly wats on the track and thats it.

Also another thing is. If your a Die Hard DOOM Fan. You would know Exacly What he does when he does perform. he has Signatures 3 of them that he does in almost Every show

1)Reighing the Crowd- he Bends over to the tip of the stage and raps to the crowed like his Reighing.

2)Extended hand- THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT!! In 100% of all Filmed performances and all of the 11 live shows i been too he does a Signature that you all must be familiar too. When he Raps he sticks out his hand stright to in airplane possision. and he has one hand on mic. so with one hand he has it sticking out and he walks around like a villian like that.

3)Lyrical Interaction- In the Chrome Children DVD on all caps he does it alot. like "spot a pair Fat ass" he goes from Extended hand to a grab ass motion. in the MM FOOD DVD on One Beer. "the Mic is like a shotty no body move no body get hurt" me holds the mic like its a shotty.

4)BBCO- this is an bonus one when he performs with Big Ben. He Interacts with him. Basicly him and Ben sing the songs together. Ben makes jokes with the lyrics and DOOM makes Jokes with the lyrics. In the Performance you dont see no type of Interaction.....

If you think im full of shit tell me because i want you to show me a video tape of a full performance that he doesent do what i just said besides this one. also DOOM dont look like that. Physicly.

I been thinking up alot of Thoreys too about what might of happened.

1) maybe DOOM has just Fell off and has Bad heath and doesent want the fans to think that doom is going anywere soon.

2) and this is a Far Fetch but maybe that DOOM might be Subroc. DOOM IF You Read this please dont get mad.

3) Somthing happend to DOOM (murderd, Killed) but no one will ever know because the man is behind a mask 24/7.

4) That Guy might be Him.

5) DOOM is doing somthing Real Real Evil maybe a promotion like "Were is DOOM?" for an up in comming Crazy Realese

6) OR maybe DOOM Pulled another Zev Love and Vanished himself to find himself or to make music. so his management already had Commitments and thought they could pull it off like that because they dident want to cansell.

This is by far the strangest thing I've come across on the internet since this, physicly speaking that is.

Turn off the lights...

1. Martin Luther - "Daily Bread"
2. Yael Naim - "Levater"
3. Janelle Monáe - "Cybertronic Purgatory"
4. Jazmine Sullivan - "Prototype"
5. Hot Chip - "Made In The Dark"
6. Tiombe Lockhart ft. Bilal - "Strange"
7. Jamie Cullum - "In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning"
8. The Cinematic Orchestra - "That Home"
9. The Fray - "Hundred"
10. First Aid Kit - "Season"
11. Pauline Croze - "A l'évidence"
12. She & Him - "Take It Back"
13. Janelle Monáe - "Warm Up (Cloud 9 Interlude)"
14. Adele - "Now And Then"
15. Vashti Bunyan - "Train Song"
16. Jason Mraz - "If It Kills Me (From The Casa Nova Sessions)"
17. My People Sleeping - "Seahorse"
18. Casey Dienel - "Asleep At The Wheel"
19. Donny Hathaway - "Misty"

Click the album cover. Download, distribute, disfruta. Now you can put a name to the faces. I'd like to think each mix is better than the last. You tell me. As always, the mixtape is meant to be played in sequence. No skipping. Summer's winding down. Leaves and temperatures will be dropping in the coming months. This might keep you warm. If not, it'll at least remind you that it's about to get cold. Enjoy.

Muppet Workout Plan

Monday, August 11, 2008

You Can Have It

This is the final teaser for Real Niggas Light Candles, Vol. 3. I'm releasing it tomorrow. Let's say noonish. Be there. (and by there, I mean here).

Real Niggas Light Candles, Vol. 3.

8/12/08, 12pm.

Spoke Too Soon

Sorry, Bear Grylls is the illest nigga alive. Then Barack. If you have never seen Man Vs. Wild, "my nigga what is yo life about"!?

Today is gonna be the day

It'll be all over the internet by tomorrow morning, but I'm posting it anyway. And yeah, it's the studio version, not the rip off Kanye's MSG performance. And yeah, I've declined to comment or add to the hoopla over Jigga's next album. He's let me down before, so I'm not gonna get my hopes up. Just take it one track at a time. My personal opinion? He should pull a Weezy and flood the market with songs as he does them to get in the zone and then really go all in. He should also call Mr. 3 Stacks so he could feel some competition and really put the burner to these niggas.

Other than that, I'll try to stay mum about it so as to not fall victim to the inevitable hype.

Umm... my new guilty pleasure...

So yeah, I downloaded that Danity Kane jawn when it came out jus cuz. I never listened to it tho. Why? What have I been missing? This is on some Metropolis: Suite The Remix. And Missy's verse? crazy son.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Join the Migration

As soon as David Kenneth finishes the cover, I'm dropping Real Niggas Light Candles, Vol. 3. Until then, enjoy.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

I Put On

Brought to you by the good folks over at Goadome Talk:

Download: Part 1 Part 2
Part 1:
1. We Major Intro
2. Shiela - Marky
3. Is There Any Love [Verse] - Wale
4. Drum Roll - G2
5. Magnum Dollars - Mold of a Man
6. Flashing Lights - Point Blank
7. Meet The Rapper - High Society
8. Text Message [Remix] ft. A.P. - Raheem DeVaughn
9. Bad Girl - Syxx
10. Sickkk - Nando Mcflyy
11. The Bomb - Southeast Slim
12. Wholetime ft. Young Chris - Wale
13. Kick Rocks - Tabi Bonney
14. The Local Rapper

Part 2:
1. Release Party
2. Sexy Lady - De-U.ce Double
3. After The Go-Go - TnT
4. Dopalicious - Chris Barz
5. swag done - BKS
6. Push em' Off - E.M.P.
7. Live From The - K. Beta
8. Allure - A.B. the Producer
9. Henry Ford ft. Marky - D. Omen
10. Incredible [Freestyle] - Lyriciss
11. Yesterday ft. A.B. the Producer & Marky - Cayan
12. American Boy - The Paxtons
13. African Gangster - R.E.U.B
14. What Else - Ra the MC
15. Energy - el Prezidino
16. Rid'D ft. Wale - X.O. Uptown
17. Why Must It Be - Judah
18. I Am So D.C. - A.P.
19. I Put On [Outro]
20. Bonus Track - Anonymous MC

Support The Paxtons. Support the DMV. Download and enjoy.

Here's the back album cover too:

Friday, August 08, 2008


Real Niggas Light Candles Vol. 3 is officially done. It's been a work in progress for what... 5 months? Oh well, it's finished, and I'm just gonna say this: either you'll love it or you'll hate it. It's the most esoteric mix I've done and as such, it's got some songs that you might find straight weird. Still, it's got a few gems I've been sitting on since I didn't wanna post them on the blog until the mixtape dropped. That said, I'm not putting it out today, just wanna let yall know it's done and provide yall with a picture of what's gonna be on it.

This mixtape, as the 2 before it, are not "bedroom mixes," which is to say, ur not gonna put it on and close the deal with a chick. It's much more about enjoying solitude. It's something to put on when you need to think, or you need inspiration (at least for me). So don't download it and expect to hear Isley Brothers "In Between The Sheets." It's much more "She's Out of My Life" than "So Anxious".

So, without further ado, I present to you the artists featured on the next installation of Real Niggas Light Candles, in the order in which they appear:

In case you didn't notice, it's a lotta white ppl. I didn't plan for it, but I go where the music takes me. In the coming days you'll be able to put a song to some of the unfamiliar faces (and yes, Janelle is up twice on purpose). You'll get the tracklisting when you get the mixtape.

19 tracks. 63 minutes, 29 seconds. Make room.