Friday, December 24, 2010

Unmerry Christmas Songs #2: Dark Christmas Winter:

This one is a RAP song. You remember those where a guy rhymes a whole lot and has flow? And sounds smooth doing it? And it's about a gift of the magi gone awry sad assed song. If you're looking for something to cry to ya old sad sack Christmas baby bottle balling blubber mouth wowzy wowzy woo welcome to your new security blanket. Or lack thereof.

  Dark Christmas Winter by Chop Shop Garage  Dark Christmas Winter by CRASHDDZ

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wanted to make a messed up Christmas song. So I did.

Here's what happened when I tried to make a Christmas beat.... A dark aural collage of slow mo Christmas mojo. Not so much heavy on the Ho Ho Ho as it is the slow slope of a freshly snowed roof of dysfunctional America. Jingle bells on Nyquil if you will. A Head Butt from the Red White and Blue to the Red and the Green. Take a colored vinyl piece, some MPC taps and a little eggnog with a zigga zigga of paprika provided by an evangelist on wax and a barely understandable woman in tears about her alcoholic mother's abuse viola a Christmas Classic for the most dusted elves in the pride... I think it's pride? A that's not right// a pack of elves ? A heard maybe? One thing for sure: Cyndi Loo Whoo never heard a jingle like this.

One Foggy Christmas Eve by CRASH DDZ

One Foggy Christmas eve by CRASHDDZ

Thursday, October 21, 2010

R.I.P. Eyedea

Last night the homie Noah23 came into town.. They were to be here this coming weds but cancelled the tour understandably...

 So Noah came into town anyway and I was going to meet him out to kick it at Mag Bar... knowing we'd talk about Eyedea a little bit and that it was pretty much the main thing on my mind since the minute I found out Eyedea was gone.

 I sat down and cried like a baby before going out. sobbing in what was basiclly an uncontrollable manner.It hit me harder than I imagined it would. I knew I felt bad... but as it hit me I knew it was real and we lost an amazing MC and PERSON. After my wifey came into my studio room and asked if I was O.k. I was able to regroup and go out... I went and picked up the homie Phil aka MC Kontrol and we set out to go kick it. I had a plan... We were going to find somewhere to rhyme.. Somewhere to go do what we loved.

 I took my Lasonic boombox with me to a Mag Bar and they were gracious enough to let us keep it out back and do what we do around the picnic tables. We freestyled with some people we never met and about 4 other MC's I know from the ville... I got HAMMER'd like Stanley Burrell. paws. I looked at the fresh faces eager to get thier turn in.. Talking over one another once they couldn't hold back and thought about the fact that tomorrow everyone of us would cherish that night. Phil told me it was one of the funniest nights he's EVER had. I have to agree even with the pounding hedache I awoke with. (On Phil's floor ha ha...It was THAT kind of night..I couldn't drive and I'm glad the homie was there)

 Drunk raps and emotion almost made me black out but I didn't and I actually have a pretty full set of memories for the night (I don't drink much at all) Such an awesome night of venting and just letting so much stress go. I needed it bad. I know alot of us need it bad.

I suggest to anyone copping with stress to freestyle to yourself about it. MC or not.. Don't even rhyme if it's not your talant just say to yourself what's wrong, out loud, and try to hit every angle from what's wrong to what will make it right. I'm a firm believer of getting it out and letting it shape the world around you. Even if it's just your own immediate world.

 Eyedea... We miss you down here. I know you didn't make it back to the ville but I feel like you were there. I really do. I wish you were still here to amaze us with an off top freestyle... Or to tell me about the process of a new song or to just recall a battle we saw together or whatever. Your music will live on. You went out a LEGEND. With a large LOVING fans base. Now the rest of us here doing it should take heed and try to do it with at least 1/3 of the conviction and heart you did... and we thank you for your contributuions to this thing called rap. I don't claim to know you any better than the 5 or 6 shows we did and multiple Scribble Jam convos but I understand why Copywrite MIGHT have made the track that's been getting him mixed feedback. He, probably like the rest of us, saw who you were because you displayed it so untransparently. I hope that's why he did it. You pushed word schemes, Ideas, and energy through you live like I havn't seen from many other performers and I've seen thousands. I myself want to write a song about you.. I'm not. I know I'll have a line or something that reminds me of you and cats like you that I know that relates to it... Because you influenced us all. You connected with us all and didn't just rap in front of us you partied with us and fought against parties with us too. We believed in you and still believe in what we saw in you.

R.I.P. Eyedea 10-17-2010


 This is how I'll always remember him: At Scribble Jam serving cats right and left and winning them over at the same time.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

the Empire - the Empire 1997

Here is what I would guess is a pretty rare tape from the Empire Crew out of the 513 around the 97 time frame. Comprised of Theo, Tommy Knocker & Mr. Vendetta (the first ever Scribble Jam battle winner) & others. This crew was one of the many dope Natti groups that made it's city such a perfect host for the aforementioned Hip Hop convention.

From the EPMD meets Nice N Smooth feeling beat of What You Gonna Do to the Bizmarkie-esque R n B vocal stylings on Thing's Will Never Change this tape was a breath of fresh air when I would slap it in the Amigo ha ha.

The favorite track for me tho is the posse cut You Don't Want it Like that with 9 or 7 MC's trying to outshine each other.. You know how a good posse cut goes.

Get it here with covers etc.

It's funny I ran acrossed this now as I just uploaded a GANG of photos from this time frame including a couple of the members of this crew repping in 97's 2nd Scribble Jam MC battle. The infamous one with J.U.I.C.E., Rhymefest, Dose One & Eminem battling repeatedly for the final trophy. That trophy went to J.U.I.C.E. by the way. That's right Em took a few loses here & there too.

Check the photo's here:

Shout's to A. Chodkoski Jones for the photo's

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Periodic Time Tables

Do you horde things? I'm hooked on Action Figures and Records and Cd's etc.. so much I do take photos of a lot of it. Anyway what follows are just simply magazine clippings I'm trying to talk myself into throwing away or maybe ebaying as a pack of memories for some ther poor pack rat....

Like everyone else I've been trying to de-cluterize my house and get rid of some of this usulessness.. DO I need 7 articles about Digital underound curca Sex Packets ? No, I don't but I can't throw it away. Unless of course I make a copy. Records, CD's, Cassette's they are everywhere in my garage... Sometime's I bring some in.. Copy them and sell or toss whatever it is.. I feel like I need to at least take a picture of this cool action figure my son has demolished before I throw it away ha ha.. I'm so glad I didn't have the option to to back-up everything I ever owned. Sure it would be cool to see every toy I ever had.. O.k... yeah. I may have a problem...

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Louisville Battle Rap 8 14 2010 the After Cypher

A weekend ago I went to tyler Park in the Highlands to be a judge for an acapella MC battle. 5 battles actually. Afterward I started a cypher with some old school homies and some new friends. I have the 5 battles up as well. Check em out comment etc. Here is the cypher vid... catch the others on my youtoob dood.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Jedi Mind Trick's own Jus Allah kicked it Cypher style with myself and A grip of 502 homies. Get at this original MP3. I ripped the audio from video that was simply too dark to watch outside Uncle Pleasant's Louisvile Kentucky.

Big ups to the JMT crew for an excellent show in the ville.

Come back soon.