For the past 3 weeks I’ve been getting TONS of hits on my blog daily for people who googled “NAZCA LINES” due to my Christmas Wish List post. The Nazca Lines have graced the arrid desert of Peru for 1000’s of years, why all of a sudden the new interest? I, myself, googled the Nazca Lines and could find no recent news flash about the ancient geogylphs. The most recent news I could find was that there was rain damage to the lines in January 09 but that doesn’t explain the recent interest in the last 3 weeks. If you are reading this because you did a search for “Nazca Lines” please explain why? I’m curious…
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Ok so wayyy back in March 2009, Mos was seen in this you tube video showboating about what he’d do with his winning$ from a battle against Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Kanye & others
Check out Part 2 of this video here: Mos Def
After some hype about these candid videos, Mos visited Angie Martinez’s New York radio show in June 2009 to promote his new album The Ecstatic. Talk turned to the you tube challenge and Mos explained that it came up after reading an article calling JayZ “the greatest rapper alive”. Mos said, “Friend or foe, I love you all, but I’m saying if you saying that you’re better than Slick Rick, who is still very alive and well, you saying that you’re better than Rakim, you saying you’re better than Black Thought — and the people making that claim have never been in a position to have to defend that in an open forum.”
Angie asked if it was just about what you like. “It is subjective, but people start coming out and making claims that you can’t defend,” Mos said. “I just don’t believe that claim, where any of these rappers are saying that they are the best alive,” Mos Def said. “Really?!? Well, you can easily put that to the test.”
“I ain’t saying that I’m better than them, but they certainly ain’t better than me,” Mos replied. “I have no doubts about that at all. I work at this. This ain’t just coming off of some pumped-up ego swagger. I do this.”
“My dream team would be myself, Black Thought, MF Doom, Jay Electronica and Nas,” Mos Def said. “I was saying for Jay, or somebody like Jay, or Kanye, or whoever, put you and your four together, and we’ll go at it.” CAN YOU IMAGINE!!! This proposed battle would be like the NBA finals, the creme de la creme duking it out with words, puns & metaphores. I would pay $100 in this, the modern day Depression Era, to see that battle. The best part? He wants the battle to be in New Orleans at the Superdome! “There are no losers in this scenario,” Mos added. “It’s really just a sound clash and a skill trade exhibition, and it grows the culture.”
Ok so maybe he was just F-ing around but I really wanna see this all go down. If you’re reading this, spread the word… lets motivate this to happen, LET’S PUT THE SPARK (AND SKILL) BACK IN HIP HOP!!!!!!!!
Oh and if you’re thirsty the next time Rapper’s delight is in your hood, Make sure you pick up some New World Water…
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Raison Allah, cousin of Russell Jones (aka ODB) has produced a documentary on the life of the legendary rapper. Last month, I had the pleasure of catching a screening of the movie at the Grammy Museum in LA. The release of the documentary is set for November 2009, here is a snippet of what you’ll see
Make sure you guys check it out!
After the screening Brooklyn Zu performed and then we went downstairs for the afterparty.
*Ohh & by the way Kanye, I’m gonna let you finish BUT Ol’ Dirty Bastard had the best award show interruption ever!
** I love that guy, he’s a classic
***Ohh and make sure you try some Ol’ Dirty Custard the next time Rapper’s Delight is serving up grub in your area!
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A true legend. Thank you for your contributions.
This picture must have been taken in 2003 or 2004 at the Standard Hotel on the Sunset Strip. the X-Ecutioners had just performed at the House of Blues across the street. We were all wearing dope kicks and had a spontaneous shoe photoshoot. Almost all the pictures we took that night were of shoes. I have to look thru a box of minidisks because I’m pretty sure I have the audio from the show…