Monthly Archives: September 2004

windy wwwwoo

Autumn is the time when I have been in New York City the most, and so it is strange for a place I’ve barely lived for two months to not only smell familiar, but for its streets and shops to … Continue reading

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green go

The years 1996-’98 have been relived thrice this week, with Fugees, Natural Resource, and a Black Star set at Talib (lyrics stick to yr ribs) Kweli’s pre-record release. (The Emmy award-winning star of my favorite fairy tale, Mos Def, was … Continue reading

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bobyahead o-kay

Jean Grae looked radiant at her CD release party, and citing the Fugees session, she reunited Natural Resource briefly. Crispy-fine Ocean emerged for the first track, “Baseball,” resulting in a satisfying moment in the continued and surely eternal lineage of … Continue reading

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i wanna thank ya

Oh sure, you will hear breathless tell of the Dave Chappelle rigamorole, recounted by incredulous, red-cheeked attendees; you will hear of the guest appearances, the reunions, the unexpected collaborations, the man in the audience who caught Jill Scott’s drummer’s stick. … Continue reading

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ombudsmanic

Editor’s Note: The comments section, and the overall functionality of this blog, will be fixed after next weekend thanks to K. Mikey and the Urban Fresh Crew. A Note of Congrats: to my crazy friends Charlie, DAVE CATS, and Chip … Continue reading

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doesn’t mean my body must always be a source of pain.

Brown Bunny is crap fondue. Yo Vincent, I know what a road trip looks like, thank you. The only saving grace behind his fake-beauty, misanthropic, played-out Nietczean (sp) “men can’t cope with their emotions because women are variable” boring-ass pity … Continue reading

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vapid celebrity sighting post

It was going to be on some humid cosmos shit, as Elliot put it. Storm brewin’, as a Steinbeck character might grouse. In my parlance: the breath of Ivan’s monsoon was both cold and humid in the city tonight, so … Continue reading

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yancey strickler alert

Young whip Yancey Strickler finally caves to blogspot’s wiles. In less than 42 hours, he’s written about 12,000 words on God, sports, DFA, John Kerry, Zack de la Rocha, and Carson Daly. Welcome to the dark side, Yancey. Welcome to … Continue reading

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Chingo got mo money than bingos

Here, he explains why. Excerpt: “If you can pump something that they’re fiending for and it doesn’t destroy the community, that’s gangster right there. People laugh about it. They say, oh, tamales, oh how funny, but tamales is big business. … Continue reading

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tamale factory

The ladies in Chingo Bling’s “Walk Like Cleto” video traffic neither dough nor yayo; they traffic, my friends, in maza and husks. Best video EVER. Shot in Beta. Roosters figure prominently. Funny white guy doing the cabbage patch. Cooking as … Continue reading

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