Archive for the ‘funny’ Category
This play on words is so needed right now for all of the young bucks that like to throw the word “ratchet” around too much. Leave it to part-time Detroiter/part time Bay Area emcee and producer Quelle Chris to be creative enough to come out with this video.
Favorite line: “All-Star Weekend no dough–rat shit/Ya kids 25 you 24– rat shit.”
Shoutouts to a humble MC! That’s more hard to find than it should be these days and that alone makes it easy to post this video. New York’s Homeboy Sandman is finding his time in the limelight these days and currently on tour with Brother Ali. He’s got an album out on Stones Throw Records, First of a Living Breed, that is getting plenty of buzz and recognition for how nice Sandman is with his lyrics and how genuine he comes across. It took him awhile but he seems to have found his lane. The best is that in this video, for his song, “Not Really” featuring production by Jonwayne, you can tell all of it’s not phasing him one bit.
This tune was by far the best song included on the Blue Scholars 2011 release, Cinemetropolis. It’s an ode to Seattle basketball legend Slick Watts (hence the name) but really just consists of Saba AKA DJ Sabzi rolling around the city stuffing his face. Not only does he stuff his face, his friends all stuff their faces too, but the point is, every five and dime that Saba visits in this video is actually worth visiting in real life. I sure hope the business at these restaurants increases now that the video is released.
Big shout out to Blue Scholars for creating yet another music video that highlights as many aspects of Seattle culture as possible…including the musicians, the food spots, the personalities and the subtle humor.
This is by far the best Danny Brown video of his career. Nevermind the fact that he’s barely in the video. The song is great and it’s becoming clearer than ever that Danny is a rap genius. The person that gets the most kudos for this video is the young kid portraying Danny, and of course, Greg Brunkalla who directed the video and came up with the concept. This one is a must watch. Precious all the way through.
Since my comrade Praxis83 decided to post the fun-loving jam “Sunshine” from Portland based power house Purple and Green last week, it seems like a good time to follow it up with their official video for the song. Justin showed me this song while I was in Portland a few months back, and having recently watched Purple and Green devour a stage in Seattle a couple of weeks ago, I feel strongly that the group has the ability to go far if folks just give them enough attention.
We all loved her and will miss her dearly. One thing that’s for certain is that her music will live on forever…and the remixes are only getting started. Rest easy, Whitney. The producers and blogs can take it from here.
There are a handful of famous black jews out there that immediately come to mind when I think about the rare combination. Drake is, unfortunately, the first that pops into my head. Lord help us. Sammy Davis Jr, Lenny Kravitz, Whoopi Goldberg and Jesus immediately follow. All are probably influences on one level or another for a project that NY/Miami’s Lex One recently put out with his record label fam, Verbal Kush.
The two recorded an album called Black Jew together during a quick two week stint back in 2009 and then left it on the back burner to simmer until now. Many of the songs are just about being hungry, audacious, hellacious, and a little crazy which is something most black and Jews share in common anyway. The rapping is fresh and different than what people might expect. Definitely worth listening to as this isn’t meant to be a gimmick at all.
Check out a video above and then peep the full release below. This certainly isn’t the first project from Lex One that we’ve posted on the site as dude stays putting out albums. Pay attention to him if you’re not already, dummy.
Normally, we here at LxNxM wouldn’t waste time writing about a commercial artist like Pitbull. He already gets enough love on the radio via whatever payola scam his record label has worked out under the table. And frankly, as a recording artist, he’s wack. Mostly wack. But then he’ll turn around and refix Kanye and Jay-Z’s “Niggas in Paris,” quickly shoot a music video in Paris, and it’s hard not to give it some ink. Check the video below. And don’t worry… we still think Pitbull is wack. The new year hasn’t changed us that much. Plus once you make it past his portion of the song, the guy Sensato shows that he can really rap. Don’t miss his verse.
This one is for all of the girls out there with a Rihanna/Tyra Banks forehead. Petite skulls were so last century everybody. If you didn’t already know, guys are now into girls with big ass heads apparently. Maybe not all guys feel that way, but DJ BlesOne and the folks in Don’t Talk to the Cops dig it.
The song actually reminds me of Detroit booty music from the 90s. The lyrics “big ass head” could easily be subbed out for “gel and weave” or anything from DJ Assault or DJ Godfather. DtttC’s new album, Let’s Quit, is coming soon. Hat’s off to Derek Erdman of The Stranger for doing the visuals in this video. Hat’s off to DJ Blesone for causing me to dance to this song right now as I type this blog post.