December 24, 2008

50 Cent - Sincerely Yours, Southside

alright, alright.. tadillac's been feeding us with some new hip-hop for 08 and i think it's time i share one of my picks for mixtape of the year.. i've never really liked 50 Cent after "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" but our homie Elow put us onto this mixtape which came out in june.. and damn, this dude really put out something that's undeniably hip-hop. it's made me look at him differently as an artist and appreciate his creativity in bringing this music back to its roots. while his content is still wack and reactionary, his form and flow is off the hook and it's just plain fun to listen to! from anything, we can always take what's good and leave what's wack.. sincerely, ET 50 Southside Download the full mixtape here or if you really can't stand 50, you can download the original samples here

December 22, 2008

Bambu's "Crooks & Rooks" Video on OkayPlayer!

Photobucket my dood bambu is doin' it big! his new music video for "crooks & rooks" premiered today on okayplayer! please click on the link and leave a comment, let okayplayer know that politically focused artists like bambu need to be supported. big ups to the homie a.j. calomay of xylophone films for cutting and producing the video. -tadillac

December 19, 2008

Blu - Drop the E

i just can't get enough of this kid. blu is definitely one of my favorite hip-hop artists of '08.  Photobucket DOWNLOAD Drop The E BLU - Drop The E (Tracklist): 01. The Alchemist Ft. Evidence, Blu & KiD CuDi - Therapy 02. Dela Ft. Blu - Vibrate 03. DJ Cadik Ft. Blu - Hard Times 04. Blu - Pearly Gates 05. Blu - Mars (Original Prod. By Dela) 06. Blu - GloryUs 07. Blu - Never Again 08. Blu - Never Be Another Me 09. Johnson&Jonson - Baby Don’t Leave Me Now 10. Sene Ft. Blu - Lovely So Lovely 11. Blu - We Got U 12. Blu - Nuts Hang 13. Co$$ Ft. Blu - Angelic 14. Blu & Mainframe - Disco D.Y.N.A.M.I.T.E. 15. Keelay and Zaire Ft. Blu, Fortilive & Nino Moschella - The Times

December 18, 2008

"Jonathan Jackson" by Chris Iijima, Nobuko Miyamoto & Charlie Chin (SONG Blog)

growing up listening to my mom's "a grain of sand" LP i always played the same 3 songs and "jonathan jackson" was not one of them. it wasn't until i got schooled on the black panther party, george jackson and his brother jonathan that i realized the meaning behind the song. during her interview for the film, nobuko explained how "jonathan jackson" was created: Listen to the entire song here:

December 14, 2008

Oh Daaaaaang! Hero of the Week

"this is a farewell ... you dog!" that's supposedly what reporter muntahar al-zaidi said right before he threw both of his shoes at bush's grill! thats right, dude went "eddie murphy's momma"* on that ass! that's what you get for showing up for a "suprise" visit to iraq, dumb muafuckah. read more about it here. *if you didn't get that reference please, please, please watch this:

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*New Film: A Song For Ourselves

i'm finally in the home stretch of finishing my new film! it's been almost 3 years in the making but i'm happy to announce that A Song For Ourselves will premiere on Feb. 28th at the Aratani/Japan America Theatre in downtown LA! besides the film the event will also be a full on hip-hop concert with performances from blue scholars, bambu & kiwi. more details here.
i haven't really posted much about the film but that will all change!  i also created a separate blog for the film. please save the date: Photobucket Photobucket

December 13, 2008


If you're in the area, come thru to the BEATROCK store tonight for SIGHTS & SOUNDS 4: an art show with performances by Bambu, Flow Ethics, Fighting Cocks, The Committee, and a special performance by The CounterParts! MASS MOVEMENT CREW spinning all night on the 1s and 2s.. SS4 med -ET

December 8, 2008


Saturday, December 6, 2008 Sharing a historic moment with friends at the homies yap, c-los, charles, and noel's house in the heart of Historic Pilipinotown (P-TOWN) in LA. WE WILL, WE WILL PACQUIAO!!!!!!!!!! Shouts out to ReVision for providing the video camera and the post! -ET

December 6, 2008

Almost Late...

But not too late!! "Train, train, train... if you train hard, the fight is easy.." Doesn't Oscar De La Hoya remind you of Ivan Drago, the Russian boxer from Rocky IV?? Let's go Genghis Khan!! hahahaha racist muthafucka haha -ET

Prop 8: The Musical

hella late but still worth reposting:
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December 4, 2008

The West is turning out to be feast or famine, with the LAKERS dominating and several teams struggling

The headline is by Art Garcia of It was the first thing I saw in my daily updates and I just had to share it. What a powerful headline. If you don't know, you better call somebody. -Chris G.

December 3, 2008

Blogging at 2:33am means only 1 thing...

PROCRASTINATION. I have a serious case of it this quarter. I just spent 2 and a half hours going from blog link to blog link and the only way I can think of stopping it right now is to finally blog about it. Blogs and links are a bad combo if you're a student. There are some really, REALLY good blogs we're linked up to though. If you're not linked up to them already, I say go through that left column under "Blogs that are better than this one" and peep ALL OF THEM cause they're all worth reading/viewing/listening to. I got to say that my pick for the night has to go to Kiwi's blog.His adventures just inspired to buy a new, non-department store bike... and to read a new book. I guess I should get my paper back on screen now before I get tempted to start googling "what to look for in a bike" and books by the writer of "The Alchemist." ...It's MassMovementTV. Damn, it's 3 o'clock now. -Chris G.

December 2, 2008

Nasty Nas

last wednesday amanda got free tickets to see nas at the brand new club nokia and she took me! i can't say i'm as big of a nas fan as e.t. but i've always kept up with him and his recent political consciousness has re-earned my respect for him (i lost it with oochie wally). the show was dope, he performed everything people came to hear. more than his stage stamina, i was impressed the most by his sincere humility and encouragement of young artists. i know, its almost sacrilegious not to list a track from illmatic as my favorite song of the night but fuck it "if i ruled the world" is my shit: pacific division opened the show. these doods are one of the illest groups to recently come out l.a. don't sleep on pac d! -tadillac