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Monday, October 27, 2008

Hip Hop is alive

I just recently came across a few really nice blogs that I thought I'd pass on if any of you haven't discovered them yet. Ain't It Good To You is run by DJ Dee-Ville and features old school mixes that he throws together and man this dude knows his history on hip hop. He also makes his own covers that look fantastic. MOOVMNT! is a site that posts newer hip hop but from my first visit it looks like it's mostly underground shit that I like and he has great write ups along with the music links. Another quality site is Check The Rhime run by Breezilla and I'm pretty sure I've visited it before but came across it again today. Lot's of new hip hop releases and info, so be sure to bookmark these sites and check regularly.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

MassMirror can suck my balls

Looks like most if not all of my Massmirror links are down. Somebody could have snitched me out to them so from now on I'm gonna be using ShareBee and possibly ShareOneAll since they've been around longer and are reliable. There's another one called UploadJockey but they're newer so they may not be as good. I know I've said I'll get to all the dead links in the past but now I'm forced to either get to em or shut this bitch down which I don't want. So hopefully in the coming weeks I can get to every dead link.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Whistle - (Nothing Serious) Just Buggin' 12" Single (1985)

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A1 - (Nothing Serious) Just Buggin'
B1 - Buggin' Much Harder
B2 - (Nothing Serious) Just Buggin' (Radio Beats)

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Monday, June 09, 2008

Alliance - We Could Get Used To This (Re-Up)

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Sorry for the lack of posts the last couple months... I've been lazy. I'll try and post more shit more often.

01 - Bustin' Loose (3:58)
02 - We Could Get Used To This (4:48)
03 - I, Alliance (3:49)
04 - Fish Heads (2:55)
05 - Your Idol (3:07)
06 - Down To Earth (3:15)
07 - Just Another Message (3:04)
08 - Ready Set (4:08)
09 - I've Found (2:13)
10 - Pure Skill (3:37)
11 - Leeches (3:01)
12 - Still You Sleep (3:04)
13 - Oreo Cookie (3:58)
14 - Do It! Do It! (4:52)
15 - Kibbles And Bits (4:25)
16 - Get On Down (3:51)

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Friday, March 28, 2008

T La Rock & Jazzy Jay - It's Yours 12" Single Repress (Partytime 2005)

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Special thanks to Moyinka for this 12.

My last post LL Cool J's I Need a Beat 12" was the very first official release on the Def Jam label way back in 84. At least on paper that's correct. In 1982, Hose an Art-Punk band founded by Rick Rubin released a 45 rpm 7" vinyl single in a brown paper bag, and no label as the first Def Jam release. It's Yours was the first record to appear with the Def jam logo and on the label it has PT 104 listed as the catalog number, but the runout groove has a second, cat# JAM-1, & the picture sleeve says JAM 1. In 1983 a few months before joining forces with Russell Simmons, Rick Rubin borrowed $5,000 from his parents and produced and recorded his first hip hop record It’s Yours on the Streetwise Records subsidiary label Party Time Records. The Beastie Boys' Mike D had this to say about the record: "As the hip hop mythology goes, Rick Rubin had arranged to put out a record by rapper Special K and Jazzy Jay, of the Treacherous 3 and Afrika Bambaataa’s Zulu Nation, respectively. When the arrangement with Special K fell through, Special K's brother T La Rock filled in and the rest is history. Rick Rubin then went into the studio to make a record with Jazzy Jay and T La Rock called It's Yours. And actually if you listen to the background track you can hear Adam (Horovitz) and myself (Mike D) and I think also Adam Yauch and Dave Swift and some other friends of ours saying "ho" and getting our claps on. Anyway so that record came out actually through… I think it was through Arthur Baker’s label… this label called Partytime. I think Arthur Baker had something to do with it. That record came out and Russell (Simmons) heard it. I think for him… it was shocking for someone he didn’t know had made it or someone that wasn’t from his world."
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A1 - It's Yours (Radio Mix)
A2 - It's Yours (Instrumental)
A3 - It's Yours (Acapella)
B1 - It's Yours (Scratch Party Death Mix)
B2 - It's Yours (Instrumental Party)
B3 - It's Yours (Dubapella)

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

LL Cool J - I Need A Beat 12" Single (Def Jam 1984)

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Thanks to Dante from the Bust The Facts Crew forum for this. To the people wanting more LL singles I'm still going to upload them like I said, just be patient.

A1 - I Need A Beat (Vocal)
B1 - I Need A Beat (Zootie Mix)
B2 - I Need A Beat (Instrumental)

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

Yoshi's Island is one of the best games of all time!! This game brings back alot of memories for me. My wife and I bought a used original SNES console at a local gaming store for $35 back in 2002. They were cheaper and easier to come by at that time, now you're lucky if you can get one under $50. When we bought it I knew I had to have any Mario games I could get my hands on. In the glass case I saw three games that were still in the box... Super Mario Kart, Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World and Yoshi's Island (YI), and they were $20 each! I couldn't believe they still had em new. Now of course I was familiar with Mario Kart and Super Mario Brothers 1, 2 & 3 but Mario World and Yoshi's Island were new to both of us. I bought all those motherfuckers right then and there lol. For the next 4 months we played Mario games any chance we had. We practically mastered and beat every one. We both particularly liked Mario World and Yoshi's Island (my wife didn't care for Mario Kart for some reason but I'll save story that for my next ROM post - hint, hint).

Yoshi's Island is a rather easy game but fun as all hell. At first I thought it was for kids because of the crayon/pastel graphics but in 20 minutes I knew it was something special. I really loved how you can collect eggs and shoot em, plus how Yoshi runs in the air when jumping and how it delays the jump was pretty handy. Since the invention of emulators I don't even pull out my SNES anymore, because they emulate the games so exact it seems pointless. To this day I play Yoshi's Island and love it just as much as that first day.

Here's the wiki for some fun info

NOTE: I've included some other ROM hacks created by developers that simulate the original YI game but with all new levels and difficulty. The most popular YI hack is SMW2+ that was developed by programmer/ROM hacker Golden Yoshi and released in 2005. It's pretty difficult for the average player like me. This IPS hack is already patched but you have use the Zsnes emulator with this particular hack though. Golden Yoshi is currently working on SMW2+2 that promises to be just as good as his first hack but with improved leveling of difficulty that starts off easier and eventually gets more difficult in the higher levels. There's a demo he released in 2007 to give you an idea of what the game will be like but it's limited to level 3-1 and is quite easy up to that part. I'm very excited for the final release (Spring of 2008!). This one you also have to use Zsnes to play the ROM. The next YI hack is Yoshi's Island: Kamek's Revenge and was programmed by S.N.N. and took two years to complete. He released the completed hack in September 2007 but it apparently has a few glitches and some unfinished levels. This one is fucking amazing & really fun also but is actually harder than SMW2+. I highly recommend this one! I particularly like these two hacks more than the original game, most likely due to the fact that they are more challenging which means more replay value. The last one I've included is called Yoshi's Islands Frozen Paradise Demo 4 that I couldn't find any info on... it's a demo that's limited to the 4 levels. Give these a try if you love YI.

Click the title or game cover!!

____________________________________________________________________ YOSHI'S ISLAND ROM HACKS ____________________________________________________________________

- SMW2+ ROM Hack (you need to use the Zsnes emulator for this hack)
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Here's a Google Video of some kid who plays every single level of SMW2+. This guy absolutely sucks at this game but it's the first time he's ever played YI, and it just happens to be a ROM hack lol which tend to be a bit harder than original games. To see a list of all the videos just click "more".
SMW2+ Google Video

- SMW2+2 Demo ROM Hack (you need to use the Zsnes emulator for this hack)
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- Yoshi's Island: Kamek's Revenge ROM Hack
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Here's a YouTube video playlist of every single level of Kamek's Revenge by Cauchemar89. He's a Swiss lad who's actually quite funny and loves to swear every time Yoshi gets hit. I'll admit that I had to reference one of his videos for a part I was stuck on.
Let's Play Kamek's Revenge

- Yoshi's Islands Frozen Paradise Demo 4 ROM Hack
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Saturday, February 09, 2008

New Blog: Def Momentum - Old School HipHop & Electro

Ya'll gotta check out this dope new blog. Def D is a cool cat that's posting all kinds of goodies. Be sure to drop by and give him some love.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Black Panther Comic Book V1 #01-05 (1977)

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The Black Panther's first starring series was in Jungle Action #6-24 (Sept. 1973 - Nov. 1976), written by Don McGregor with art by pencilers Rich Buckler, Gil Kane, and Billy Graham. One now-common innovation it pioneered was that of the self-contained, multi-issue story arc. Writer Christopher Priest's 1998 series The Black Panther would utilize Erik Killmonger, Venomm, and other characters introduced in this arc.

Immediately following the initial series was the much less well-received Black Panther, written and illustrated by Jack Kirby for 12 of its 15 issues (Jan. 1977 - March 1979), with a corresponding shift in tone from McGregor's lyrical naturalism to Kirby's trademark high adventure. A four-issue miniseries, also titled Black Panther, appeared in 1988, written by Peter B. Gillis and penciled by Denys Cowan.

McGregor revisted his Panther saga with Gene Colan in "Panther's Quest", published as 25 eight-page installments within the bi-weekly omnibus series Marvel Comics Presents (issues #13-37, Feb.-Dec. 1989). He later teamed with artist Dwayne Turner in the squarebound miniseries Panther's Prey (Sept. 1990 - March 1991).

Priest and penciler Mark Texeira revamped the character in 1998, playing up the manipulative side seen in the Panther's first appearance but largely abandoned afterward. Their series The Black Panther, which was under the "Marvel Knights" imprint its first year, earned critical plaudits, but sales of the comic were never high. An experiment for the last 13 issues (#50-62) saw the main character replaced by a New York policeman named Kasper Cole, with T'Challa relegated to a background character, but sales continued to be low. This Black Panther, now the White Tiger, was placed in the series The Crew, running concurrently with the final few Black Panther issues, but this was cancelled with issue #7.

In February 2005, Marvel began publishing a new ongoing Black Panther series, written by filmmaker Reginald Hudlin and drawn by artist John Romita, Jr., with the first arc set immediately after the character's first appearance.

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Black Panther comics - Character biography

The Black Panther is the title given to the chief of the Panther Tribe of the fictional African nation of Wakanda. The Black Panther rules the nation of Wakanda and is also the chief of the various tribes (collectively referred to as the Wakandas) that comprise the nation's population. The Black Panther uniform is a symbol of office and is used even during diplomatic missions. The Black Panther is entitled to the use of a heart-shaped herb that grants the person who consumes it enhanced strength, agility, and perception. The current bearer of the Black Panther mantle is T'Challa, who has had a lengthy career as a superhero, including a longstanding membership in The Avengers. In recent years, it came to light that the Black Panther originally joined the Avengers with the intention of spying on them. This drove a temporary wedge between T'Challa and his fellow Avengers.

T'Challa is the son of T'Chaka, who was the Black Panther before him. In the distant past, a massive meteorite comprised of the sound-absorbing mineral vibranium crashed in Wakanda, and was only recently unearthed. Knowing that other, more powerful nations would attempt to manipulate and dominate Wakanda for this rare and valuable resource, T'Chaka concealed Wakanda from the outside world. He would sell off minute amounts of the valuable vibranium while surreptitiously sending Wakanda's best scholars to university abroad, consequently turning Wakanda into one of the most technologically advanced nations in the world. Eventually, however the explorer Ulysses Klaw found his way to Wakanda, and using lies and subterfuge covered up his work on a vibranium-powered sound-based weapon. When exposed, Klaw killed T'Chaka and many other Wakandans, only to see his "sound blaster" turned on him by a grieving T'Challa, who was then barely a teenager. Klaw's right hand was destroyed, and he and his men fled.

T'Challa earned the title and attributes of the Black Panther by defeating the various champions of the Wakandan tribes. He then studied abroad before returning to his kingship. To prove himself worthy as the defender of his people, T'Challa attacked the Fantastic Four and defeated them in individual combat before revealing his reasons. After making up for the poor first impression with a sumptuous welcome, he persuaded the team to help him battle the returning Klaw. Klaw soon returned as a being made entirely of living sound. T'Challa became romantically involved with the American singer Monica Lynne and began a long association with the Avengers.

The role of Black Panther briefly fell into the hands of T'Challa's rival Erik Killmonger when Killmonger defeated T'Challa in ritual combat, only for Killmonger to fall into a coma upon eating the heart-shaped herb — toxic to anyone outside the royal bloodline, who had a hereditary immunity to its toxic effects.

Although it would have been far more convenient to allow him to die, and thus be unquestionably entitled to the title of the Black Panther, T'Challa preserved his rival's life - causing complications when Killmonmger subsequently awakened. At present, only an uneasy accommodation allows T'Challa to use the ritual garb and title.


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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Jaz - Word To The Jaz (EMI 1989)

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01 - Dance To This
02 - Pumpin'
03 - Hawaiian Sophie (Featuring Jay-Z)
04 - Give A Little Extra
05 - Fun
06 - Word To The Jaz
07 - Let's Play House
08 - Boost Up The Family
09 - Shana
10 - I Can Dig Rappin'
11 - Look Out
12 - Buss The Speaker


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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Run-D.M.C. - Hard Times / Jam-Master Jay 12" Single (Profile 1983)

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A1 - Hard Times (Mixed By Kurtis Blow)
A2 - Jam-Master Jay
B1 - Hard Times (Instrumental)
B2 - Jam-Master Jay (Instrumental)

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Positively Black - Positively Black (Select 1989)

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01- Soldier At War
02 - Escape From Reality
03 - Wilderness Of Sin
04 - Nightmare On America Street
05 - Think Like Ya Enemy
06 - Positively Black U.A.R. At War
07 - Quiet Storm
08 - Enemies Got Me On The Run
09 - Hip House Attack Positively Black Style
10 - Ebony Princess
11 - Take No Prisoners

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