Friday, February 29, 2008

D.I.T.L Diggin' In The Links




It's Friday. Don't get fired for stealing boxes from your work.

Enjoy!

Running Man Video
Ed* So well done. When the dude spits out his pint in slow mo I was dying. Watch It.


Step Brothers
Ed* I don't care who knows it. I love Will Ferrell movies. All of them. Sue me!


New "Roots" video
Ed* But it doesn't have hoes, ice, or cars??? That's not gonna sell ringtones boys.


Classic Vice Do


Pretty Titty on Mad Decent
Ed* Get em' Clayton

Sub-note* Anyone see the new Fader issue with the Actual Pain blurb in the fashion credits? Seattle: New York of The West? Okay, that's not gonna happen.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Gibbs Tunes

Culture "Natty Dread Taking Over"


Dennis Brown "Money In My Pocket"

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Rest In Peace Joe Gibbs



Another reggae legend has passed this time it was none other then legendary super producer Joe Gibbs. Fortunately this is one of the rare times where violence was not involved seeing as Joe passed from heart attack.

Gibbs is almost unparalleled in terms of volume when it comes to roots, rockers, dub, etc.

In the late 1970's he along with Errol Thompson (producer) worked with just about anyone you could think of including: Dennis Brown, Althea & Donna, John Holt, Barrington Levy, Cornell Campbell, Dean Fraser, Delroy Wilson, Beres Hammond, Ranking Joe, Prince Jazzbo, Prince Mohammed, Dillinger, Trinity, Prince Far I, Clint Eastwood, I-Roy and Kojak & Liza.

He was also responsible for "Two Sevens Clash" by Culture and a lot more.

You can read the article here:
Joe Gibbs Dead at 65 Jamaica Gleaner

Rest In Peace Crazy Joe

Big L



Taken from "Dangerzone"


"The microphone is through when this rap legend grab it
Sendin poems to have them faggots diggin hoes like Reverand Swaggart
L's the nigga that crime follows
I'm hittin fine models and stabbin punks with broken wine bottles
I beat chumps til they head splits, then break em like breadsticks
I sex chicks, I'll even fuck a dead bitch
Always sprayin Tecs, because I be stayin vexed
Some nigga named Dex, was in the projects layin threats
I jumped out the Lincoln, left him stinkin
Put his brains in the street
Now you can see what he was just thinkin
I'm chokin enemies til they start turnin pale
Satan said I'm learnin well, Big L's gonna burn in hell
Front and get scarred cause your rap style ain't even hard
I run with a thievin squad, and NONE OF US believe in God."


Here's an oldy but goody that many have probably forgotten about:



Almost 4 years ago I convinced Shepard Fairey to add Big L to his list of iconic music artists for a brand I was running at the time. It nearly took a year, but he did it.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

DJ Greyboy



Of all the things that you'd expect to download on a Wednesday morning from this site I seriously doubt you thought there would be a Greyboy album not to mention an instrumental "breaks" based album at that.

Truth be told I was quite the backpack hip hop connoisseur in my day and have the records to prove it. Anything from the golden 90's I most likely have or have heard. So if I get the bug I will post up some albums that any 25 - 30 year skate delinquent should of had from the period.

Now this Greyboy album is not some esoteric gem from that era per say, but I think it's a decent album of well known and lesser known breaks that were popular in that era and it's good "working" music. Simple drum breaks with some added instruments layered behind it and that's all folks.

So for now just settle.

DJ Greyboy "Greybreaks"

Monday, February 25, 2008

F*cking Ben Affleck



Ed* I am well aware that this clip will be considered old once I post it, but just imagine trying to co-ordinate that many famous people into one sketch. That is talent my friends.

Editor's Note



Please excuse any typographical or grammatical errors seeing as I am higher then giraffes' p*ssy.

One hundid.

Ed* Jokes. Just Dayquil and Xzyence Energy Drink. Chasing the dragon!

Mark Morrison



Ed* I may have posted this before, but that's because it can not be faded. Period.

No Country For Old Men



Wow. Hollywood finally got off their collective knees and gave a good film it's highest award.

Coen Brothers' Film Takes Home 4 Oscars

Ed* Does anyone else find it ironic that they have "comedians" host the Oscar's every year and yet they refuse to recognize "Comedy" as an official genre?

Flu 2008

Where have we been?

Laying in the dark, praying for a quick and painless end, that's where.

Yours truly got a case of the flu that put me down for the last 4 days. I still have it, but I can at least walk and pretend to work in the warehouse by all outwardly appearances.

At any rate if you see the flu's b*tch ass walking down the street stomp him out. This is the second winter in a row that I have contracted the flu and both times I was living in the Northwest. Interesting????

Last year it was the "vomit until you reached bile" type flu and this year I would liken the symptoms to what it must feel like to change over from human to vampire.

Either way regular posting shall resume.



The Flu's Home Page

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Dillinger



I found this album a while back on some reggae blog and I don't really know one single fact about it other then "Braces Boy" also appears on Augustus Pablo's "Original Rockers" album.

There are a lot of classic rockers era riddims on it and as far as Dillinger albums go it has become one of my favorites.

Track Listing:

1. Braces Boy
2. Chucky Boo
3. Cork and Tarball
4. Daddy Joseph
5. Do You Love For Me Honey
6. Don't Use Woman
7. Dub Organiser
8. Dub Rub Them
9. The Handle Baby
10. I Saw He Saw
11. Jah Guiding Star
12. Out The Light
13. Poverty And Strife
14. Take A Dip



Download:
Dillinger "Dub Organiser" Full Album

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Hipsters



How bummed are you if this is your daily kit?

C'mon you're bummed huh?

Seriously, you're gonna go home and take Xanex and listen to Radiohead on your nano for the whole night after seeing this.

The diagram is clearly missing a fixie bike though.

Throwing Acid In Your Face

Crazy Woman Trys to Throw Acid at Black Neighbors

Ed* She is like the crazy cat lady, only with s racist twist

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Chasing The Dragon




When I get sick this is usually what I take.

I know, I know energy drinks are bad for you and all that, but I don't have time to be sick , ya feel me?

Dayquil + Amp = Chasing the Dragon

Actual Pain Mix Tape



Actual Pain dropped another free mixtape and this one is more of their forte if you will.

Hand picked death metal, doom, and more from the Actual Pain Cult.

Go get it:

Actual Pain "Denim & Leather

Candian Goose



I stray away from posting clothing, but this jacket is just so extraordinarily well done.

Canadian Goose


Ed* Expect to pay an arm and a leg

Last of The Dying Breed



Fidel is going to step down apparently. My hats off to you old man. I can not think of anyone that has blatantly told the U.S to "go "f*ck themselves" longer then the bearded mad man. Sure Hussein comes to mind, but that dude was on our pay roll so he does not count.

Castro To Retire

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Nitty Gritty



Nitty Gritty was one of the roughest deejays from the mid-80's Jammy sect and is pretty unique when compared to the entire canon of deejays.

He sort of comes with a listening curve if you will. At first listen you might think he sounds "weird" or "ghost" like. He doesn't so much sing or chat, but moans out his lyrics. He emerged with this style around the same time as the late Tenor Saw and King Kong, both deejays who exhibit a very similar style.

"Turbo Charge" is one of his few true full lengths with the exception being Trials and Crosses which is basically some of the tracks from "Turbo Charge" and some good 45's compiled on one album.

Many allege that Nitty Gritty was murdered by Supercat in front of Super Power Record Shop in NYC in 1991. This theory was never proven and Supercat was acquitted of all charges, but many still wonder and it serves as a reminder of how violent the dancehall world is.


Track Listing:

1. Gimme Some A Your Something
2. Turbo Charge
3. Ram Up The Dance
4. Key To Your Heart
5. Amazing Grace
6. Cry Cry Baby
7. Down In The Ghetto
8. Don't Want To Lose You
9. Hog In Minty



Nitty Gritty "Turbo Charged" Full Album

Rita G



Who is Rita G?

She is the woman from Kanye's new "Flashing Lights" video and she is SDTW's newest obsession.

You can also purchase her thongs for $24.95.

So if you have zero game and can't get your own pair of soiled panties from a woman I guess this would be the most logical option to explore.

Click Here You Sad Soul

Slam Dunk Contest 2008



Still the greatest event in sports that isn't really a sport. If you haven't noticed the last 3 or 4 years have seen a huge resurgence in both creativity and excitement for the Slam Dunk Contest. This year was ridiculous. Peep the mix of all the highlights I found.

You may want to mute the song while it plays because it is some song by mc such and such who isn't even good enough to be Trife Da God's weed carrier and Trife Da God is pretty much a weed carrier himself. Sorry Trife.

P.S I saw Dwight Howard play this year versus the Sonics and he is a man amongst boys. Every time he dunked the whole rim set-up would rock for 10 seconds afterwards. Watch him own the entire contest with 3 dunks that all could be considered contest enders.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Jordan Hearts Crocodiles











Who doesn't like Jordan's photos.

Bump it.

By the way that's Jordan with the lovely afro.

Mac Book Nano



The gods are up to something.

Savoir Faire



It's been over 5 years since I last got a tattoo. So I manned up and just grabbed this french looking character and threw "Savoir Faire" under him. Viola!

Done by Seattle's favorite "skin wizard" Jaime King.

By appointment only:

Liberty Tattoo (206) 524-6466

Friday, February 15, 2008

Dead Prez Riot



I've found that the most out spoken usually have a tendency to be the most fraudulent. However, this is not always the case. Now this isn't a full on news source, but it sounds like Dead Prez sort of inspired the the people last night in Olympia, Washington.

Read about it here:
Dead Prez Show turns into riot

Via Nah Right

Ed* Burning cop cars is always a good way to get some press

Thursday, February 14, 2008

For The Ladies



Ed* Ladies don't really get any attention on SDTW so here is a panty dropper from the "Cool Ruler" himself.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Still Diggin In The Links (D.I.T.L)



Vice Don't
Ed* You never let me down Vice

Spielberg calls China huge dickheads
Ed* Most actors/famous people come off corny in their "philanthropic" efforts, but this one was kind of cool

Weezy is going to prison
Ed* Everyone's favorite rapper is finally gonna get his big wish and do a stint in the big house if he is convicted

Augor Strikes Again!!!
Ed* Name any other writer that is putting the quality of spots and pieces that this guy has been doing...No, go on I'll wait

Saber:7th Day Project
Ed* I have never truly enjoyed Saber's style per say, but I can fully appreciate his talent. Oh and how many people can do this piece with two cans and a paint brush?

Iron Mike



Please do yourself a favor and watch this clip.

I know for myself and most guys from my generation Mike Tyson represents more then just some crazy dude that bit off Holyfield's ear.

Iron Mike was the example of what it was to be the best in world. He was referred to as the baddest man on the planet. By the end of the 80's he had won all three championship belts (the first fighter to ever do so) and had beaten every major heavyweight contender from his era.

His downfall started in 1990 with his controversial loss to Buster Douglas. When he lost a lot of people were in true shock. No one thought of Mike as a saint by any means, but he was always the people's favorite. Buster Douglas was a joke and would lose the title in his first fight having to defend it.

As most people know Tyson's troubles would only get worse after the loss with the rape case, conviction, divorce, drug charges, becoming a Muslim (sort of), the Holyfield saga, trying to break Botha's arms, bankruptcy, face tattoos, and many other press worthy en devours.

The clip above captures some of Mike's best and most quotable moments none being greater then his post fight speech addressed to Lennox Lewis and his children.

All this being said, I personally believe that most of my generation knows that there will never be another Mike Tyson in boxing or in the sports world for that matter.

He may be a fallen champ long past his prime, but the idea of Iron Mike will always win out over the real life person that is Michael Gerard Tyson.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Jesus



Ed* Never get tired of this scene. Never. The greatest scene ever captured to celluloid

What Were You Thinkin' Willis?



You'd expect to see this pic on the Pubs but I suppose he's too occupied with Big Brother to care that Gary Coleman actually convinced some poor woman to marry him.

Ed* Yikes!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Quote of The Day:



"Every artist was first an amateur."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ed* From toys come kings

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Ignorant Rap Mix: J-Zone


Ed* If you looked like J Zone you probably would have developed a sense of humor as well

Of all the music and mixes that I will post up this one is hands down the most socially "irresponsible."

I don't really know anyone who has this mix really save for Trademark of all people. The only way to have gotten it was you had to purchase a J-Zone album from Sandbox Automatic way back in the day.

J-Zone made a string of classic albums in the early 00's that were sort of a head of there time in predicting the down fall of the "backpack" scene and usually found J Zone criticizing the very fan base that supported him. When he got ready to drop his third album he chose to include a little mix that he had whipped up.

The mix was simply called "Ignorant Ass Rap Mix" and was just a little promo mix you got for buying the album. It features gems of some of the most misogynistic, gorilla pimptastic, sick ducking, dookey shoot, style rap ever compiled.

While avoiding the better known material of most of these artists and strictly picking out tracks that found them rapping about the worst of the worst subject matter J-Zone sort of created a mix that is better then almost any serious rap mix I own.

It encompasses several genres including, West Coast, G-Funk, Miami Bass, Dirty South, Bay Area, NY 90's, and even a little New Orleans high hat and snare ish.

I don't have a track listing, but really most of these tracks really need no introduction individually because the mix as a whole is what makes it worth listening to.

Stand outs include joints from: Triple Six Mafia, UGK, Poison Clan (from Miami), old Master P, X-Rated (Bay Area), Eazy E, Big L, Biggie, Too Short, Sugafree, and a lot more.

Track 13 by 3 Six is easily the most irresponsible, misogynistic rap song ever crafted save for maybe UGK's classic "Pregnant Pussy."

Download it, but remember you were warned.


Ignorant Rap Mix by J-Zone

Friday, February 8, 2008

Missing Friend



A close friend of mine has had his bulldog stolen just yesterday. This is a total long shot, but there are a lot of people that read SDTW from Chula Vista where the dog was stolen.

So if you live in Chula and see anyone with the dog from the above picture contact me at my email:

heavymbrand@gmail.com

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Trade Bloc: BLVD Gallery



Tonight at BLVD Gallery:

“Trade Bloc: A group show of Global Ambitions”
Featuring new work by Kofie, Other, NISHI, Nhon Nguyen, Erik Abel,
Hannah Stouffer, Mateu Velasco, and Acorn
February 8 – March 8 , 2008
Artist Reception Friday February 8 6pm - 10pm

Ed* I am big fan of Kofie so I think I will go on that fact alone, plus Damion always has a good crowd at his openings.

See you there folks.

Link:
BLVD Gallery: Seattle

Ordinary Kids




Looking to get a website for your brand? Flash animation, video, design?

You need one company to do it all?

Get at the Ordinary Kids.

I have been doing art/brand direction for the last 5 years and finding a good website designer is about as easy as finding a good pizza spot in China. To add to that task finding designers that come from the same background i.e skateboarding, punk, graffiti, hip-hop, delinquent behavior and the like is even harder.

This makes the Ordinary Kids even more rare.


My good friend Persue (COD/SUK/7thLetter) put me on to there work and it is quite good.

The client list is top notch:

- Rebel 8
- Adidas SB
- Superfishal
- Aesop Rock
- Venture Trucks
- and some projects that will have to remain nameless until they are released

If you are into really good graphic design and animation it is worth a look.


Ordinary Kids Website

Quote of The Day: Voltaire



"History is a pack of lies we play on the dead."

-Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Voltaire was the nom de plume for the French author Fran├žois-Marie Arouet.

It is an anagram of his last name and was chosen by the author because he felt his family name did not sound aristocratic enough.

Voltaire, was an author, play-wright, philosopher, among other things.

He has a ton of famous quotes that mostly lampoon organized religion and its followers. Most people believe him to be an early outspoken atheist when in fact Voltaire's only gripe against religion was in its organization and dogma and not its faith.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Bad Brains



"Black Dots is a collection of early songs recorded by Bad Brains. It was recorded at Inner Ear Studios in 1979, which at the time was in Don Zientara's basement. In between songs you can hear Zientara's son talking to H.R. The album was released in 1996 with a complete set of liner notes."


- the above taken from Wikipedia

I think "Blackdots" is more essential to the Bad Brains catalogue then any of the other albums or "re-issues" if you want to be more accurate. Where as the tracks on "Blackdots" are similar to "Rock For Light" and the first ROHR album "Blackdots" excels on the fact that it was all recorded in 1979 when the band was still finding themselves and hadn't yet tightened up the rawness of their style so to speak.

Also you get a couple songs that are only found on this album like "Redbone In The City" and "Don't Need It."

Enjoy.





Track Listing:

1. Don't Need It
2. At The Atlantis
3. Pay To Cum
4. Supertouch/Shitfit
5. Regulator
6. You're A Migraine
7. Don't Bother Me
8. Banned in D.C.
9. Why'd You Have To Go?
10. The Man Won't Annoy Ya
11. Redbone In The City
12. Black Dots
13. How Low Can A Punk Get?
14. Just Another Damn Song
15. Attitude
16. Send You No Flowers



Download:
Bad Brains "Black Dots" Full Album

The Circle Gang



Those no goodnicks at The Winner Circle are selling a lot of really quality tees for 25% - 50% off starting this Friday.

Head down there and spend that guap.

Support local shops.

Quote of The Day: George Carlin



"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that."

- George Carlin

Ed* Never settle for average.

Average is sitting on the couch with it's hand in a bag of Funions and wiping the crumbs on it's "90% Angel, 10% Bitch" tee shirt while yelling at the kids to stop playing "grab ass" in the front yard.

That my friends is "average."

Still Diggin In The Links (D.I.T.L)



Wasting our time so you can enjoy wasting yours...

Murikami rikes graffiti
Ed* I knew it! It was too good of billboard to not have something fishy happen

Flava Flav to star in new sit-com
Ed* You here that?....it's Chuck D's eyes rolling into his head

Unite's Herb Tunes Post
Ed* One of my favorite selectas post on "ganja" tunes

Vice Don't
Ed* My love for Vice Don't(s) is eternal

Monday, February 4, 2008

Quote of The Day: Milton Glaser

"To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master."

- Milton Glaser


Who is Milton Glaser?

You may have seen some of his design work before:

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Real Shottas



I found this documentary on t.v a while back, but never could find it online.

British actor Ross Kemp goes into Jamaica to interview "shottas" = Jamaican gangsters, and attempts to find out how exactly Jamaica earns its title as one of the murder capitals of the world.

Ed* I really don't believe that the average American has any concept of how rugged Jamaica really is. Having been into Jamaican music and culture since I was about 16 I've come to find that Jamaica is easily one of the worst countries in the world to live in from a socio-political and economic stand point.

The stereotypical post card like image of palm trees and sandy beaches could not be any more contradictory to what it is really like to live in Jamaica. The government and police have a shoot first and ask questions later mentality and murder is the norm not the exception. The news never truly reflects this view of Jamaica and for good reason. Jamaica depends on tourism as its major source of income and no one wants to vacation in a war zone. For the real story on what happens on a daily basis in JA you have to look to the music.

Dancehall music reflects the feelings and sediments of the Jamaican people much like hip-hop did for inner city populous of America's African American communities. It is a daily struggle just to eat in JA and most go without then with in the country.

Watch the documentary and see what it really is like in Jamdown.

Supercat




Supercat a.k.a Don Dada was the prototype for all dancehall deejays that came after. He has an almost perfect chat style. His patois is more subtle then his contemporaries and was partly responsible for his crossover success in the early 90's. Many consider him to be the pioneer responsible for the fusion between dancehall and hip-hop/R&B. You could even make the argument that Sean Paul lifted his entire style from the formula Supercat had created.

Granted there are a few other artists that could possibly make the claim to have been the first to do it, Supercat probably did it the best.

Sub-Note: How off the charts is that cover by the way?

"Si Boops Deh" was the first full length by the Don Dada and contains all of his early classics.

Track Listing:

1. Pops
2. Move Up
3. What A Ride
4. Terminator
5. Charity
6. Boops!
7. Vine Yard Party
8. D.J Daddy
9. Jamaica Jamaica
10. Hot Cat Go America

Download:
Supercat "Si Boops Deh" Full Album

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Eazy E



The concept of "beef" in hip-hop and rap is so tired that it almost garners zero interest from fans at this point, but there was a time in hip-hop and rap when "beef" was a serious matter.

As in the case of Dre and Eazy E the words between the two came from a very real place and were meant to make listeners take sides.

Obviously, "The Chronic" was an unstoppable album that no one could dethrone.
Eazy's response to Dre and Snoop's diss track "Dre Day" would come in the form of "Real Mutha F*ckin G's."

Lyrically Eazy's track would be considered the winner, but the damage was already done and "The Chronic" would be too much to compete with. Eazy's sales would decline massively and he would later die from AIDS before Dre and him could reconcile their differences.

Taken from Eazy's Second Verse:

"I never met an OG who never did shit wrong
you tried to dis the Eazy-E so now nigga it's on you
and you Doggy Dogg, think your all honk and shit
both of you bitches, can come and suck my Doggy's dick
beating a bitch don't make you shit, but then again some Niggas
think it makes a man, Damn it's a trip
how a Nigga could switch so quick from wearing lipstick
to smoking on Chronic at picnics, and now you think your bigger
but to me you ain't nothing but a bitch ass Nigga
who ain't worth a food stamp, but at
Death Row, I hear your gettin treated like Boot camp
gotta follow your seargents directions, or get your ass
pumped with a Smith and Wesson, learn a lesson from the E
Stay in your place and don't step to Real motherfucking G's..."

Ed* The lipstick and picnic rhyme is just too good. Dre must have been bummed.