Saturday, September 10, 2005

Judge D “No Compromize” CD review

You may not have heard of Judge D before, but after you hear his sophomore release “No Compromize”, you’ll be telling everyone you know to look out for this cat. The CD is a perfect audio backdrop for the cover, as Judge D stands in front of what looks like an army of state police ready to shut him down. The back of the CD cover, shows the millions who stand behind him, ready to ride for the cause.

It may sound like just another loud, rock and roll party going on, but if you listen closely, you might hear the revolution behind the beats. There is a strong message in the music, and if you get it, you’re with it! This one is for the b-boys, metal heads, and music lovers of all tribes! It doesn’t hurt that Judge D represents his tribe as well, that of course being Navajo and Cherokee. He calls on all to hear his message and only the deaf will ignore it from here on.

Judge D gets some help from some of his Suburban Noize labelmates and friends, as we get guest spots from Daddy X, Tech N9ne, D-Loc, Big B, who is getting major these days with his spots on the new show "Inked" on A&E, and many more. Standout cuts on this one, imho, are "Voicez", "Powertrippin", and the ill intro "No Compromize".

The Rundown

1. No Compromize –intro cut sets it off and lets you know who you’re dealing with. Banging into cut!
2. Survive-
3. Just Remember-
4. Voicez (Featuring Tech N9ne)-Tech N9ne joins in and helps JD bang this track out! Top choice with another stand-out performance from Tech N9ne!
5. I Don’t Wanna Die (Featuring J. Richter and Big B)
6. Roll Call (Featuring Dirtball)
7. Kronik (Featuring J. Richter) Judge D breaks out the bag, and J. Richter joins the session.
8. We D.G.A.F. (Featuring Chucky Styles)
9. Powertrippin (Featuring Daddy X)-Kottonmouth King Daddy X steps to the mic and rips it with JD. Should do well on radio! Sike!!! Play it anyway, if you aint skerrrd!! Another PAL favorite.
10. Souljaz Story (feat. Richter) Another tight track featuring J. Richter!
11. Interview
12. Gangsta -Banger! This one goes out to the power structure of America! The real gangstas!
13. Seize Fire
14. Get There -Another solid cut from Judge D, great for radio.
15. The X-Cape

Final Verdict = “No Compromize” = No question, no doubt! Judge D’s got something to say and you should listen! COP THAT!! IN STORES SEPT 13th!!! Stay tuned for tour info.
*Hear the entire "NO COMPROMIZE" CD on Monday Sept 12 @ 4:20pm pst on with Judge D telling about each song and what inspired him to write them!

***If you buy Judge D’s CD at the Suburban Noize website, you can also buy Judge D’s first CD, "Judgement Time", for $5.00!!***




Friday, September 09, 2005

Brown v Board Of Education

Nettie Hunt and her daughter Nickie sit on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. Nettie explains to her daughter the meaning of the high court's ruling in the Brown Vs. Board of Education case that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional.

When I was little, my father was famous

aka Last Saturday Night's playlist..

A few of the joints I rocked last weekend. Even caught back to back beat juggle tricks off "Unbeliveable".

Ya know that part..The Q 45,,,the Q,,the Q,,,The Q.. .4.. .5,,5,,5,,5 type of sh!t.

PLAY~ Liquid Swords - GZA

PLAY~ Perfect (w/Charlie Wilson) - Snoop Dogg

PLAY~ Shame On A Nigga -Wu-Tang Clan

Thursday, September 08, 2005

To Mart or not to mart

That is the question.

I was reading this bit at BC about Garth Brooks now selling his music exclusively through Wal-Mart. This may or may not be a sign of Armageddon, but it is another example of how the retail giant continues to take over everything!

So that lead me to researching older articles I read about the evils of Wal-Mart. Mind you, I personally have nothing against Wal-Mart. I do know some people who would not be caught dead in one of them, and not for any noble save the world economy jazz either. Those that boycott the chain because of their principles do make some strong arguments. Read on for more on the Wal-Mart issue.

ps..I was always a Sears kind of guy myself...

Is Wal-Mart Good for America? (with videos)

Reason #4,922 to Boycott Wal-Mart

taken from Walmart

Attention -present and former female employees of Wal-Mart or Sam's Club:

Have you been denied career opportunities in management?
Have you been denied equal pay for equal work?
Have you been getting the run-around about promotions or raises?
Have you hit the glass ceiling?
If you worked for Wal-Mart at any time since December 26, 1998, you may have legal claims in a class action sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart. Learn more!

(reminds me of another company I was once told did me wrong and I should sue.)

Wal-Mart vs women

Ohh, then theres this one....

Former Wal-Mart Manager Tells All

Boycott International

Fast Company article-The Wal-Mart You Don't Know

Who Says Wal-Mart Is Bad For Cities? (article on Wal-Mart in South Central LA)

Wal-Mart Wakes Up

The Wal-Mart class trip went off without a hitch until the human resource
department showed up with job applications. We almost lost them all!!!!!

Kind of clip of cops looting in Wal-Mart, first day after Katrina

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Katrina and more b.s. media

More emails I got from people (myspace rules!) with links to Katrina related stories.

This one came to me from a girl named Q. Someone tell me if that is Wolf Blitzer talking. I hope not. "So poor and" WTF? So if this would have happened in Beverly Hills, would he have said the victims are so rich and so.....white?

Aaron Brussard tells it like it is on Meet The Press, thanks to Nahid for the link.

~David Banner is planning on holding a concert to raise funds for the Katrina relief fund. Davey D has more info here.

Dave Matthews Band Among Acts To Perform Benefit Concerts For Katrina Aid

Bush to probe storm response

Conscious Alliance team members are traveling to Houston, Texas, today to assist the Houston Food Bank with their hurricane relief efforts.

Tachelle Wilkes at Femmixx shot this one over, make sure you check here site out for more info.

E-Mail Response From Gregory S. Henderson, MD, PhD, New Orleans to

Sun, 04 Sep 2005

I am still in New Orleans. I was out of commission for a few hours overnight. I didn't realize how dehydrated and hypoglycemic I was until I collapsed at the Sheraton last night. My close colleagues in this effort, the New Orleans police got an ER doc that I met up with during the evacuation efforts of the convention center to come by and run a few bags of fluid in me and bring me to Ochsner where I got some sleep. I am about to head back out into the field - I will remember to drink more this time.

An important contact for any physicians to call to join the medical care team in New Orleans is an impressive young medical student and EMT named Drina Freitas. She works directly under the ER doc who took care of me last night. This ER doc's name is Juliet (I didn't catch her last name). But Drina has the only working cell phone and she assured me that she will route all docs who want to participate or send supplies to Dr. Juliet.

So call Drina at 504-914-7394. Distribute this e-mail as widely as possible.
Again thanks for your thoughts and prayers. - Greg Henderson


Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Really Really Good # 8

Floetry has a new CD on the way called “Flo’Ology”. I’m trying to secure a copy for review. Until then, check out their single below.

"SupaStar" featuring Common Windows file


~PR from Atlantic Records



Atlantic recording artist Juvenile, whose New Orleans home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, is helping spearhead the movement by the music community to organize relief efforts for his native city.

"Our city of New Orleans and several other surrounding cities are experiencing total devastation," said Juvenile. "People have lost their loved ones, their homes, their belongings, and their jobs. Many of our folks in New Orleans didn't have much to begin with and now they have now lost everything. Everyone has to pull together to help all those who have suffered these great losses.

"We as Americans were so responsive to the world in the face of the tsunami, and we have sent our troops and our money to Iraq and Afghanistan," Juvenile continued. "So I am sure that we, as individuals and as a country, can apply to Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida the massive level of effort and giving which is surely demanded now. Please keep our city, its people, and our families in your prayers and donate whatever you can to the Red Cross."

Teruis Gray, aka Juvenile, was not in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit. His home was located near the water on Lake Pontchartrain, in St. Tammany Parish in the city of Slidell, New Orleans' neighbor to the east, Slidell was crossed by the eye of the hurricane, and Juvenile lost his house and all of his possessions. The multi-platinum rapper grew up in the Magnolia Projects in the center of New Orleans, and he has always been a New Orleans resident. His parents also live in New Orleans, and he has over 200 relatives in the area. The locations of many of his family members are still unknown, and only about half of them were able to get out before the hurricane arrived. Many of his friends also have still to locate family members.

Monetary donations to the American Red Cross may be made by calling 1-800-HELP-NOW or online at The Red Cross cannot accept individual donations of food, clothing, or other goods.

Warner Music Group, the parent company of Atlantic Records, will be making a corporate donation to the American Red Cross. In addition, WMG is partnering with Network for Good, the Internet's leading charitable resource, to create a WMG-dedicated website to accept donations to relief organizations. Employee contributions through Network for Good's WMG website will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to a total $100,000.

~ Music Releases Online, on DVDs Could Mark CDs' Slow Death

~Rock group The Juliana Theory’s new CD hits stores on Sept 13th. Check out the audio links below for a sneak peak at the “Deadbeat Sweetheartbeat” CD.

Leave Like A Ghost (Drive Away)

Shotgun Serenade

Final Song

~Earth Wind And Fire are preparing to drop a new studio album! “Illumination”, their 23rd album, is filled with guest appearance including Black Eyed Peas leader Wil I Am, Outkast’s Big Boi, Destiny Child’s Kelly Rowland, Sleepy Brown, Brian McKnight, Kenny G, Floetry, Raphael Saadiq, and Vikter Duplaix.

Click the link below to listen to the single “Pure Gold”. If you leave a nice comment with your name and mailing address, I might be able to send you a copy!

“Pure Gold” Audio Stream:

ILLUMINATION - Track listing:

(Produced & Written by WIL I AM)
2. PURE GOLD Produced & Written by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
4. LOVE’S DANCE Produced & Written by Jimmy & Terry Lewis
(Written by R. Saadiq, T. Jackson)
(Written and Produced by Organized Noize)
7. WORK IT OUT Produced by Raphael Saadiq
(Written by R. Saadiq, T. Jackson, S. Bailey, K. Wooten)
8. PASS YOU BY Produced by Raphael Saadiq
(Written by R. Saadiq, T. Jackson)
9. THE ONE Produced by Organized Noize
(Written by P. Brown, R. Murray, R. Wade)
10. ELEVATED - FEAT. FLOETRY Produced By Darren Henson & Keith Pelzer
(Written by M. Ambrosius, N. Stewart, D. Henson, K. Pelzer)
11. LIBERATION Produced & Written by Vikter Duplaix
12. TO YOU - FEAT. BRIAN MCKNIGHT Produced & Written by Brian McKnight
13. THE WAY YOU MOVE - Kenny G & Earth, Wind & Fire

~Hella has been added to The Mars Volta/System Of A Down show. I don’t know much about these guys but will get a chance to see the show. That’s right kids, Uncle Q’s going to see Sytem of A Down after all!! Keep your fingers crossed for photos and interviews. Tour dates are listed below.

*** HELLA U.S. tourdates! ***

08/28 Sun, Portland OR
Holocene w/ Blues Goblins, Tasteful Nudes

08/29 Mon, Olympia WA
Yes Yes w/ Blues Goblins

08/30 Tue, Vancouver BC
Lamplighter w/ Killer Whales, Hot Loins

08/31 Wed, Seattle WA
Neumos w/ Blues Goblins, Sean

09/02 Fri, Salt Lake City UT
Kilby Court w/ Airliner

09/03 Sat, Denver CO
Larimer Lounge w/ Stereotyperider, Cost of Living

09/06 Tue, Los Angeles CA
Knitting Factory w/ Wires on Fire

09/07 Wed, Santa Cruz CA
Santa Cruz Vets Hall

09/17 Sat, Vancouver BC
Pacific Coliseum w/ System Of A Down, The Mars Volta

09/19 Mon, Calgary AB
Pendgrowth Saddledome w/ System Of A Down, The Mars Volta

09/20 Tue, Edmonton AB
Rexall Place w/ System Of A Down, The Mars Volta

09/22 Thu, Winnipeg MB
MTS Centre w/ System Of A Down, The Mars Volta

09/23 Fri, St. Paul MN
Xcel Energy Center w/ System Of A Down, The Mars Volta

09/25 Sun, Columbus OH
Nationwide Arena w/ System Of A Down, The Mars Volta

09/26 Mon, Cleveland OH
Wolstein Center @ Cleveland State University w/ System Of A Down, The Mars

09/27 Tue, Lansing MI
Mac's Bar w/ The Robot Ate Me, Bear vs Shark

09/28 Wed, Grand Rapids MI
Van Andel Arena w/ System Of A Down, The Mars Volta

09/29 Thu, Detroit MI
Joe Louis Arena w/ System Of A Down, The Mars Volta

09/30 Fri, Rosemount IL
Allstate Arena w/ System Of A Down, The Mars Volta

10/02 Sun, Denver CO
Pepsi Center w/ System Of A Down, The Mars Volta

10/05 Wed, Seattle WA
Key Arena w/ System Of A Down, The Mars Volta

10/06 Thu, Portland OR
Rose Garden Arena w/ System Of A Down, The Mars Volta

10/08 Sat, Oakland CA
Oakland Arena w/ System Of A Down, The Mars Volta

10/09 Sun, Sacramento CA
ARCO Arena w/ System Of A Down, The Mars Volta

10/11 Tue, Fresno CA
Savemart Center w/ System Of A Down, The Mars Volta


~The White Stripes-“My Doorbell” Video:

~Juelz Santana has a new CD on the way on Def Jam called “What The Game's Been Missing”. Check out the links to his single "Mic Check" and “There It Go” below.

“Mic Check”

“There It Go”

~Little Brother Tour Dates-and yes….I MISSED the LA show. No words for how pissed at myself I am.


22 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
23 - Houston, TX @ Engine Room
24 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
25 - Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room/Ballroom
27 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
28 - Phoenix, AZ @ Old Brickhouse Grill
29 - San Diego, CA @ Canes
30 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour
31 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's

2 - Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
3 - Portland, OR @ Berbati's Pan
5 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
6 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Darkside
7 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
8 - Chicago, IL @ Abbey Pub
9 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
10 - Toronto, ON @ The Reverb
11 - Lansing, MI @ Temple Club
15 - New York, NY @ BB King's Blues Club & Grill
16 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero & Balcony Bar
17 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
18 - South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
19 - Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
21 - Providence, RI @ Century Lounge
23 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
24 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
26 - Lexington, KY @ The Dame
29 - Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds
30 - Cincinnati, OH @ University of Cincinnati

2 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
3 - Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel
4 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
6 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
7 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
8 - Charlotte, NC @ The Room

~and last not not least

In case you didn’t know, “POWER TO THE PEOPLE AND THE BEATS: Public Enemy’s Greatest Hits”, is in stores now! I highly recommend you pick this up on principal alone! The CD has 18 digitally re mastered hits from the ground breaking rap supergroup. Check the links below for some classic Public Enemy!

“Rebel Without A Pause”
Windows Media:


“Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya Man” Public Enemy
Windows Media:


“Shut Em Down” Public Enemy
Windows Media:


Official Site:


Monday, September 05, 2005

We Can Dance If We Want To!

Peace party people!

Hope your weekend was great! Holidays always seem to leave me more tired than before. I end up cramming a months load of activites into a 3 day weekend. So today, I'm recharging the batteries, and cleaning out the emails.

~Did I mention that I have a poem published in "IMG Magazine"? It's a new online magazine, I believe they are going to print soon, but don't quote me on that. Anyway, my poem, "The Pen"was posted here many moons ago, and can be seen at their website. Check the link below for more.

~Props to DJ 3rd I ( for the slamming Line Of Sight pool party this weekend. Peace to eveyone I met and chilled with. Much love to the skinny dipping females in the hot tub/pool, and shame on the skinny dipping dudes for fucking it up for the rest of us. Big shouts to Jesse at Intellegence Records, I&I, and Kasper, Subterranean Network, and everyone that hung out with me while I ran my marathon DJ set. Can't wait for the next one!

~I'm trying to read this book, "Get Your Own Damn Beer, I'm Watching The Game" by Holly Robinson Peete. Trying my best. I have sooo much on my plate but I'm skimming through it. Much more later but here are some links on it.

~Random sites

Pay Pal Sucks

Quote Collection blog

SeeingGreene -News & stuff about Greene County NY


LA Artist Series

Threshold has the video to the new Motion Man single "Confidence". Major track!

Random sounds-

Burning Brides

Peedi Crack & Indy 500 Ft Sandtana - Black Gangsta

:: WNYU Freestyle w/ Poison Pen, Immortal Technique and RhymeFest (

Lil Boosie - Animosity

Young Jeezy-Go Crazy(remix)

Big shouts to Dennis and Steve at They have live live show footage from the Prodigal Sunn show and the GZA show, both at The Knitting Factory. Check it out below.

In case you didn't know, Wu Tang has a list of tons of videos that are by The Clan or affilated memebers of the Clan. These are direct downloads so the files are huge and take forever, but worth it when you get to watch one of your favorite Killer Bee video.