Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mos Def x Marvin Gaye | Amerigo Gazaway - Yasiin Gaye: The Departure (Side One)

We have been waiting for this project to be released since we heard the first leak - "Inner City Travellin' Man." 

Amerigo Gazaway is the producer who brought you Fela Soul (De La Soul x Fela Kuti) and Bizzare Tribe: A Quest to the Pharcyde (forced off the internets by the evil sony empire - read the story here). 

Now Gazaway has dropped this Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey) and Marvin Gaye remix project. Enjoy!

Spotted at Okayplayer.com

Mos Bloggin,

Dallas Trap Re-Production | Play-N-Skillz x Jay-Z - MCHG Trap Remixes

Our first encounter with Play-N-Skillz was their production on Dallas hip hop artist, Dustin Cavazos, 2013 album Until the Summer Ends, and we have been fans ever since. 

The two time grammy award winners, P-N-S, have produced tracks for Lil Flip, Lil Wayne, David Guetta, Pitbull, Akon, Flo-Rida, Lil Jon, Hillary Duff, Ludacris, and Bun B.

The dopeness doesn't stop with hip hop production. The brothers from Irving, Texas have also released some nice trap remixes, including this MCHG remix album:

Make sure you get your follow on: The Facebook, The Twitter, The Soundcloud, and The Tumbler.

Trappin that Blog,

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Video Download | Justin Timberlake x Jimmy Fallon x The Roots - The History of Rap 1-5

Full history of rap (Jimmy Fallon Ft. Justin Timberlake & The Roots) from Simon Ng on Vimeo.

History of Rap Part 1:

  1. Sugarhill Gang - "Rapper's Delight"
  2. Run-DMC - "Peter Piper"
  3. Beastie Boys - "Paul Revere"
  4. A Tribe Called Quest - "Award Tour"
  5. Digital Underground - "The Humpty Dance"
  6. Snoop Dogg feat. Dr. Dre - "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang"
  7. Tupac Shakur - "California Love"
  8. The Notorious B.I.G. - "Juicy"
  9. The Roots - "The Seed"
  10. Eminem - "My Name Is"
  11. Missy Elliott - "Work It"
  12. Soulja Boy Tell 'Em - "Crank That (Soulja Boy)"
  13. T.I. feat. Rihanna - "Live Your Life"
  14. Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx - "Gold Digger"
  15. Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys - "Empire State of Mind"

History of Rap, Part 2

Friday, February 14, 2014

Free Market Mythology | How Libertarian Ideology Undermines Democracy Part II: Why the Free Market Does Not Efficiently or Effectively Allocate Health Care Goods and Services

Continued from: 

Contemporary neoliberal and libertarian political and economic arguments concerning health care are a return to the principles of market fundamentalism, which are rooted in the flawed assumptions of neoclassical economics. Market fundamentalism poses a number of problems to healthcare. I will explain why health care as a commodity does not meet the conditions of market exchange in which supply and demand react to price signals to produce equilibrium. I will also explore some consequences of relying on market mechanism to distribute health care.  

Note: I will conflate neoliberalism and libertarianism in this blog post. It is helpful to think of the two on a spectrum - libertarians are at the most extreme end of market fundamentalism.     

A Brief Genealogy of Market Fundamentalism

From classical liberalism and classical economics to neoclassical economics and onto neoliberalism (libertarianism), the assumption that the free-market - unhindered from political intervention or regulation – provides the best possibilities for individual liberty and equality. Because the market has been theorized as a place where autonomous actors interact anonymously and which equalizes power sources while each person interacts on price considerations alone, any move to regulate the market has been viewed as an attack on freedom. What I am most concerned with here is the contemporary condition in which neoliberal reforms have increased inequality while rhetorically appealing to the freedom ensured by the free market. The neoliberal movement has sought to increasingly disembedd the economy from political institutions which according to many, such as David Harvey, Joseph Stiglitz, Michael Mann, Margaret Somers, Jim Aune, and Saskia Sassen, among others, has led to a weakening of democracy and democratic citizenship. For Harvey, neoliberalism reduces freedom to advocacy of free enterprise: 

“The neoliberal debasement of the concept of freedom ‘into a mere advocacy of free enterprise’ can only mean, as Karl Polanyi points out, ‘the fullness of freedom of those whose income, leisure and security need no enhancing, and a mere pittance of liberty for those people, who may in vain attempt to make use of their democratic rights to gain shelter from the power of the owners of property.’” Harvery 2005, 183

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Cincinnati Hip Hop | The Return of the Scribbling Idiots - Old Heads

Scribbling Idiots, a hip hop collective from the Queen City, are back with a boom bap banging commentary on the state of hip hop and an ode to that classic shit. 

Peep Old Heads featuring muzeONE, BlackBolt, and, the WUW? affiliated MC, Wonder Brown.

You will recognize Wonder Brown from the live acoustic "blues hop" set that we featured last June. 

Check the video here:

The Idiots new album is scheduled to drop March 11, preorder the album now at iTunes.

Boom Bap Blogging,

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

An Unlikely Indie Pop Hip Hop Fusion | Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - Produce Mixtape Vol. 1 (Free Download)

We never saw this one coming but you could imagine our surprise when Jennifer, the new intern, spotted it on Datpiff.com! Mr. Jr. Jr. and company are joined by the likes of  Murs, Chuck Inglish, Asher Roth, Quelle Chris, King Chip, and Slim of the R&B group 112 and the outcome is quite pleasant.

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