One of the best tracks off the “Watch The Throne” Album. Joseph Maruca kills it with this video, it would make a crazy back drop at a club when this song is rocking, if I were Kanye or Jay-Z this video would definitely have a place on the tour with us!
“That sh*t’s CRAY”
Celebrating the boroughs’ most iconic hip hop albums.
The Red Bull Music Academy pays tribute to hip hop, arguably the most influential youth culture of our time – right where it all began. Over the course of five days, five classic albums from five boroughs are revisited via workshops and public talks in each respective borough. At night, the artists re-create their seminal work for a special concert, bridging the gap from old to new school. The five albums are: ‘The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick’ (1988), Black Moon’s ‘Enta Da Stage’ (1993), ‘Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’ (1993), ‘The Infamous’ by Mobb Deep (1995), and Dipset’s ‘Diplomatic Immunity’ (2003). Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Manhattan – stand up!
” AwesomeFest is brand new Extreme Sports festival focusing on relaxing, chilling and good times. Think spending an entire weekend in the best skate park which you can ride any time for free, BMX and Skaters ripping it up in harmony, MotoX and Mini-Moto bikes storming the skies, Drift cars tearing round the circuit in a blaze of smoke and glory. Think the best tunes that you never hear anymore, the golden era of Hip Hop, intelligent musical and gritty Dubstep and Drum and Bass pumping out over tricked out sound systems. It’s going to be completely awesome, and we’re delighted to bring it to you. This is what all the other festivals were missing. No winners, or pressure from competition, just enjoyable fun. ” (vimeo)
Full Metal Jacket is a 1987 war film by Stanley Kubrick, based on the novel The Short-Timers by Gustav Hasford. It stars Matthew Modine, Vincent D’Onofrio, and former U.S. Marine Gunnery Sergeant R. Lee Ermey. The title refers to the full metal jacket bullet used by infantry riflemen. The film follows a platoon of U.S. Marines through their training and depicts some of the experiences of two of them in the Tet Offensive (1968) during the Vietnam War. (Wiki)
This movie rocked and the following scene will forever be in my head, as one of my all time favorites. Full Metal Jacket had a cult following and still does to this day, if you haven’t seen it, I suggest you make it a point!!!
Joker (Matthew Modine ) and Rafterman (Kevyn Major Howard) are sitting down and are approached by a Vietnamese hooker (Papillon Soo Soo) who offers them everything they want for fifteen dollars.
Da Nang Hooker: Well, baby, me so horny. Me so horny. Me love you long time. Me sucky sucky.
Private Joker: What can I get for ten dollars?
Da Nang Hooker: Every t’ing you want.
Private Joker: Everything?
Da Nang Hooker: Every t’ing.
It’s Thursday so you know what time it is, and since Formula D is heading to South Florida in a week I felt it was time to hit you with a throwback that sets the mood, which brings me to…
2 Live Crew is a hip hop group from Miami, Florida. They caused considerable controversy with the sexual themes in their work, particularly on their 1989 album As Nasty As They Wanna Be. Their song “Me So Horny” which took a sample from the hooker scene in Full Metal Jacket was the cause of extreme controversey in the late 80′s / early 90′s in regard to freedom of speech and cencorship in music, due to the explicit nature of the songs lyrics.
you know how we do it on Thursdays. Time for a throw-back!
“My mic check is life or death, breathin a sniper’s breath
I exhale the yellow smoke of buddha through righteous steps”
This was Nas’ second single off Illmatic, which was his debut / break-out album which took the world by storm in 1994. Illmatic has been recognized as one of hip hops most influential albums, mainly due to the lyrical content.
“”The Source Magazine awarded Illmatic a five mic rating, a classic rating and prestigious achievement, given the magazine’s influence in the hip hop community at the time. The magazine’s columnist Shortie stated in the review of Illmatic, “I must maintain this is one of the best hip-hop albums I have ever heard. Word”"
Alot of people do not realize that Nas was signed to Columbia with the help of MC Serch from 3rd Bass (circa 1993).
It’s Thursday, so you know what time it is…
The shell toe will always go down as one of my favorite sneakers ever created, so simple but yet, so timeless. Brought to the mainstream in the US by one of the best hip hop bands of our time! Which became the inspiration for this weeks throwback.
Pete Rock & CL Smooth team up with the Kings, RUN D.M.C, to prove that they are “Down With The King”
This was the off the 6th Run DMC album, which was also titled, “Down With The King”
It was released during a controversial time in Hip Hop, a time known as the gangster rap era. Even though Run DMC were not considered gangster rappers this was their stab at hitting mainstream during that time! It was the last BIG Run DMC hit, gone but defintely not forgotten.
I will leave you with another joint, this one a little further back in time, a time when leather coats and shelltoes reign supreme. Undoubtably a classic for the old school heads on DM!