I See Zombie War

Supreme Team (Madlib & Karriem Riggins): See (Prod. by Madlib)
From: B-Ball Zombie War


Free Stones Throw podcast #24: The Zombie Playoffs: tracks from B-Ball Zombie War, mixed by PB Wolf. This podcast brought to you by good folks at VTech.

+This YouTube also brought a simpering beam to my face much as it did for Ian of Notes of A Different Kitchen.

+Karriem Riggins:
All About Jazz l Discogs l MySpace l Offical Site
+Madlib: Blue Note l Boom Kat l Djouls l Pitchfork l Remix

Crazy Buffet

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24 Carat Black: Food Stamps
From: Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth (Stax, 1973)

Download: Sharbee

Kanye West: The Food Ft. Common (Live)
From: Mike Wacks & Illroots.com Presents: The Graduate Mixtape

Download: Sharbee

Malnourished or requisite on gormandizing "crazy" for you are what you eat...

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Excerpts via The Village Voice’s Daily Voice blog in the Runnin’ Scared subsection entitled: Bill O'Reilly Shocked that Sylvia's Harlem Restaurant is Normal and posted: 4:01 PM, September 24, 2007 by Michael Clancy:

So Bill O'Reilly (Falafel Loofah) went to lunch with Al Sharpton at Sylvia's Restaurant in Harlem and was surprised to find that the famed soul food eatery was just like any other restaurant in the city, this despite the fact that it's run and patronized by black folks. O'Reilly noted "There wasn't one person in Sylvia's who was screaming, 'M-Fer, I want more iced tea.' You know, I mean, everybody was—it was like going into an Italian restaurant in an all-white suburb in the sense of people were sitting there, and they were ordering and having fun. And there wasn't any kind of craziness at all."

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Wherein the Jena 6 are concerned Rosa Clemente rants:

Where are the white progressives, where is the white left, where are all the white people who have benefited from hip hop culture when it comes to standing up for members of the hip hop generation, I do not ask where black and brown and Asian and indigenous folks were. It is interesting that the white anti-war movement does not see the war in their Amerikkkan backyard, at the end of the day white "left", "progressives" "antiwar" believe the America is redeemable but we as revolutionary folk of color know that you can never eat around a rotten apple and not get sick. I am looking for the white anti-imperialists, the David Gilberts and Laura Whitehorns of this generation. Holla, if you hear this. As Chuck D one said, "you may love hip hop, you may love black culture, but do you love black people? There's a difference". This is a rant, this is only a rant, build on it, critique it, hate or love, but if you read this do something for the Jena 6 and fight the war on youth of color.

P.S. a big middle finger to Hillary Clinton, lets be clear on who she is and where she comes from, with-hold the vote in '08

Palante, siempre, palante
Rosa Clemente

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Over Throw has listed the Addresses Of Jena 6 Ni&&ers In Case Anyone Wants To Deliver Justice. The link is currently generating a “internal server error”…

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TMZ: In The Zone: Train Wrecks article Adrianne Curry: Another Fine Mess Posted Sep. 24th 2007 at 2:50PM by TMZ Staff reports:
The first "America's Next Top Model" Adrianne Curry initially wrote on her MySpace blog that she's boycotting Black History Month and the BET network, and that while the history of slavery of African-Americans "does suck some major balls," she's imploring them to "move the f**k on."

+24 carat Black: Discogs l Dusty Groove l Soul Sides
+Kanye West: EW l MTV l NME
+Purchase your Hillary Clinton Urinal Screen NOW and other great inventions


Fake Tits of the Music Industry

Below find excepts from Rolling Stone's REVIEW NEW CDS entitled: Disco-Cyborg Takeover from the Alternate Takes subsection by Jow Levy:

...You know the sound pf Auto-Tune, at least pushed to its limits, when it produces the Vocoder-like Buy You a Drank and other summer ubiquities such as Rihanna's Umbrella or Sean Kingston's Beautiful Girls. All of them deploy the digital effect that comes when vocals are tuned too tight, a quavering disco-cyborg melisma that's become the keynote of so much of the Top Forty.
Auto-Tune is infamous for making possible careers that would never exist without it, allowing the turd polishing (as producers call it) that can turn well-packaged mediocre singers into stars. But used sparingly, it allows producers to seamlessly correct flat or sharp notes - literally to pull them in line with proper pith on a computer display - and it's likely that most of what you hear today is pitch corrected in one place or another. Not because vocalist can't sing - because they can't sing perfectly [I defer dramatically here as if your pitch vacillates and as a consequence you're pitch cacophonous - leave the singing to the Jill Scotts and Omars of said genre and/or sub-genre - you remaining oblique-pitchers face a corner as I instructed Swiss Beats months back]. "Auto-Tune is like the fake tits of the music industry," says one producer. That is, it both creates and fulfills inhuman standards of beauty.
Auto-Tune is nothing new, and neither is that disco-cyborg effect, which powered Cher's Believe nine years ago. There's no more sense in complaining that it's fake than there was in bitching about drum machines twenty years ago. But it dominates the current moment, for better or worse. It merges the singer and the track, reducing everything to technology, which is perfect for ringtones or music on YouTube. It has its uses. But it rarely sustains more than a song. Try listening to Rihanna's entire album (which has sold sluggishly, despite a massive hit single)and you'll soon know the truth of the philosophy limed by Justin Timberlake in the hook of 50 Cent's new single:"I'm tired of using technology/Why don't you sit down on top of me? "Sometimes, you want the human touch, even if it's a wobbly ... vocals no one was ever supposed to hear.

+Article available at Playahata l Rolling Stone (Source)
+Zapp & Roger: the original vocorder augmentor line-steppers: Elvis Pelvis l Official Site l Rhapsody l Yahoo! Music



Per YouTube: Herbie Hancock shows Quincy Jones how to use the Fairlight CMI: the first polyphonic digital sampling synthesizer. Historic!!!

+Herbie Hancock: Official Site l Rolling Stone l VH1 l Verve l Warr
+Quincy Jones: Academy of Achievement l IMDB l Official Site l PBS: American Masters


American Witchdoctor

Ghostface Killah: Wise (Remix)
From: J-Love - Street Savior Pt. 6 (Hosted By Ghostface Killah)

Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ghostface Killah (born Dennis Coles) will take an animated route to his fans as he headlines the Adult Swim Hip-Hop tour. The rapper will release his new album Diary of an American Witchdoctor Oct. 23 on Adult Swim's Williams Street record label.

For the full article see AHH: Ghostface And Witchdoctor Team With Adult Swim For Tour

+Ghostface Killah: Def Jam l MTV l MySpace l Rollingstone
+Ghostface Killah: Doll
+J-Love: Official Site l MySpace

+Tickets: Visit

Get Back

The Smoking Section posted a download of an album sampler, Mixed by DJ Flash, for Little Brother’s upcoming album Get Back (release date October 23).
Peep the retro ’90s EPMD-esque typeface on the cover art. Ya’ll know the half-life on this so get while it's hot (whereby the link has yet to be expired via bandwidth or otherwise).

*Hip Hop Site digital music store: Get Back Sampler

+EPMD: Discog l MySpace l VH1
+Little Brother: Hall of Justus l MySpace l Okay Player
+Little Brother's: Official Site (LMAO)


Tree of Knowledge: Jena 6

Truth Naked: Un-National National News and cold-off the presses as I initially (months ago) ingenuously presupposed that the Jena 6 would make headlines. On me, "For Shame..."
See YouTube where Bill Maher welcomes scholar Cornel West and rapper/actor Mos Def. Plus via satellite, activist Ralph Nader and Colonel Larry Wilkerson.
Lastly, Mos Def commonly uses my favorite catchphrase of over a decade: "Eff That!!!"

In other race matters: Police mull hate crime charges for W.Va. attack: MSNBC

+Mos Def: IMDB l MySpace l Official Site l Rawkus

Bill Maher


If You Want It

Omar: Sing (If You Want It)
From: Single (Blunt Music, 2007)

Omar neo-soul begetter has a single for Sing (If You Want It) off of the album of the same name which was released in the UK on August 27. Listen to the remixes by DJ Dodge, Scratch Professor and Tru Menace the options below:

Omar official site
DJ Dodge (Remix)
Scratch Professor (Remix)
Tru Menace RnBlend (Remix)
(CD Only)
Tru Menace Jump (Remix)
(Vinyl Only)

New Omar interview

+Omar: MySpace

In other neo-soul news Raheem DeVaughn new single off of his November 2007 Love Behind The Melody is downloadable through zshare & divshare. RDV’s promo showcase tour will have him in Baltimore Sept 11, D.C. Sept 12, and Atlanta Sept 13.

+RDV: YouTube
+RDV: MySpace
+RDV: The Love Experience


Hot Air

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Karen Young: Hot Shot
From: 12” (West End Records, 1978)

JVC Force: Stylin´ Lyrics
From: Doin' Damage (B-Boy, 1988)

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of "Che" Guevara's Hair to be Auctioned Off: Reuters l Playahata

Out-of-Body Experiences are 'All in the Mind': New Scientist l Playahata

Anti-passive Smoking Ad Unveiled: BBC News l Playahata

Congress To Hold Hearings On Hip-Hop Lyrics: AHH

Jim Jones Joining G-Unit?: AHH l Playahata

My two cents:
As a leitmotif Karen Yong partners Pearls Before Swine. Used thematically JVC Force is the doublet for Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection addressing Hip-Hop lyrics

+ JVC Force Bio per Andy Kellman at allmusic:

Long Island's JVC Force, a rap group whose name stands for "Justified by Virtue of Creativity for All Reasons Concerning Entertainment" (that would actually make them "J.V.C. Farce," but whatever) was a trio consisting of DJ Curt Cazal and MCs AJ Rok and MC B-Luv. Signed to B-Boy, the group broke out with an underground hit single in the form of "Strong Island." The song would become the group's signature moment, and though a few successive tracks came close to rivaling the song's greatness, the group was never able to top it. The group left two albums in its wake, 1988's Doin' Damage and 1990's Force Field.


B-Ball Zombie War

Guilty Simpson: Make It Fast (Prod. by J Dilla)
From: 2K8: B-Ball Zombie War

Peanut Butter Wolf

B-Ball Zombie War

2k Sports OST

CD coming October 2

Stones Throw is teaming up with video game trendsetters 2K Sports to present the soundtrack for the latest in 2K’s series, NBA 2K8. Stones Throw president Peanut Butter Wolf has compiled B-Ball Zombie War, a 20-song companion piece to the video game. The album and the game will be released October 2nd.

B-Ball Zombie War features new collaborations by Talib Kweli, Q-Tip and MF Doom over beats by J Dilla, as well as new tracks by Madlib, Guilty Simpson, Aloe Blacc, Koushik, and MED among others. New names are introduced, including Karriem Riggins and Madlib’s group Supreme Team.

This will be the first Stones Throw collaboration with another brand since last year’s Chrome Children compilation with Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Stones Throw is best known for its work with Madlib, J Dilla and MF Doom.

+Media Downloads: B-Ball Zombie War CD cover

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Women may be hardwired to prefer pink - Cam'ron explain yourself...

+Miss Info report: No Homo!


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