Tuesday, November 08, 2005

RRG #13

~Slang Editorial ~What's good party people? Lots of news on the streets this week, as everyone seemed to have something jumping off. The real world has been on one as well, as the news has more drama than your momma's soaps, with less hope. No matter what, you can count on Uncle Q to come thru with the word on the street. Let's get it started like Fergie's lady humps.

My lovely lady humps are really, really good! My armpits, however, are really really funky!

In The News

France is burning! I don't know which is worse, the madness going on in France or the fact that it has been going on for over ten days and just heard about it on Saturday. I watch the news with one eye as I'm always online, but I don't recall hearing or seeing this anywhere nine or ten days ago. Is it just me? (Shouts to InnerVision for the first blog post about the riots that
Chirac vows action as riots spread

Riot police hurt as France vows order will be restored

French rioters injure, shoot at police

~Archaeologists Unveil Ancient Church Site

~Denver votes to legalize marijuana

~The Word On The Street

The West Coast hip-hop legends Daz & Kurupt are back with a new album "Dillinger
&Young Gotti II: Tha Saga Continuez". The album is in stores now, but if you want to hear a little of the new heat, listen to the cut "DPGC Muzik, here (WMP) and here (Real)

~50 Cent Disagrees With Kanye West about the George Bush doesn't like black
people comment.

~ Check out the new Pitbull single featuring Pretty Ricky, called "Everybody
Get Up", off his upcoming album "Money Is Still A Major Issue".

QT lo

QT hi

WM lo

WM hi

A few post back, I mentioned that legendary group, The Band, released a box set of their greatest hits, entitled "A Musical History". I thought I would get the box set to review. What I got instead was a single disc compilation of the box set. I mean, I'm not complaining, it's just that I really don't know much about the group, and trying to get a full history lesson in one disc is damn near impossible. On top of the fact that I know 5 CDs are in the collection in all.

Regardless, the CD I got has some of The Band's best work from the early Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks and the timeless "Who Do You Love", to the later Hawkins-less Band. Only one Bob Dylan cut, "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window" is here, but I imagine the box set has much more. Songs like the funky "Life Is A Carnival", "Move Me", with it's R&B influences clearly shining through, the ready for hip-hop intro drums of "Baby Don't You Do It", and the striking farmer's ode "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)" make up for the single CD.

This one makes a great Christmas gift for the musically educated people on yourlist this year. If you have a hard time thinking of someone who would appreciate this one, send me an email, and we'll find out a worthy recipient!

~Winter Heaters---Here's a few of the songs, old and new, warming up the WMPs and IPods

1. Reboot-Notes From The Next Generation compilation CD

2. The Fugees-Take It Easy

3.Kanye West & Lupe Fiasco-Touch The Sky

4.Happy Hour- Jazzy Pha & Cee-Lo

5.Kryptonite-Purple Ribbon Label All Stars

6.Lovin' It- Little Brother or Real file

7.WMP: T-Pain - "I'm Sprung" ( WMP Lo) also at Vibe

8.IAM feat. Prodigal Sunn- "La Saga"

9.Busta Rhymes-"Touch It"

10.Just-Ice-"Cold Getting Dumb"

~ That's it for now. Stay tuned for more bang, bang, boogie for your Blogcritic bucks here at RRG!