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^ Cover design by Logan Walters, who has been tearing up the Wu-Tang "remix" cover design projects for a minute.
Since Danger Mouse dropped The Grey Album, every DJ and their mother has been attempting to catch their first break off mashup projects. While some have been mediocre and listenable (see Sinatra x Biggie), most have been overt cases of shitting the bed completely, and have also succeeded in discrediting the mashup as a genre.
So when I first heard of this new project with The Wu and The Beatles, I dismissed it immediately. But, being the music addict I am, I decompressed that .rar file and gave it one full spin. And, man....this is DOPE. Unusual sample choices, banging drums, perfect pairing of Wu verses (how do you make your own beat to work with "Hey Dirtay, baby I got your money!"??...the most offbeat hook ever), and consistency all mark this project.
Composed entirely by Tom Caruana, a completely unknown 28-year-old music teacher and producer from Brighton, England—who thought nothing much would come of it—the album has already seen 30,000 direct downloads, praise from The New York Times, and a shotout on Raekwon's Twitter page claiming the album is "completely ill". I honestly wouldn't be surprised if this project gets this kid some serious work, if not with the Wu, then with some cats of similar caliber.
I don't even get/like The Beatles and have been bumping this nonstop since I got it.
Full album here.
WU-TANG x THE BEATLES - DAYTONA 500
WU-TANG x THE BEATLES - R.E.C. ROOM
Caruana is planning his next attack with a mashup album between Dr Dre and The Rolling Stones, inevitably influenced by this.
Posted by DUKES at 12:14 PM
Saturday, January 16, 2010
This isn't out yet, but expect it to be on Act II (the next official Jay Electronica x Just Blaze EP, featuring multiple cameos from Nas). The beat is so dope, and Im looking forward to this single, but isnt it a direct cop from De La Soul's Sunshine? How can Just Blaze say he produced it?
Regardless, Act II is coming soon, despite the fact that it is already two weeks late from its release date. Just Blaze mentioned in an interview yesterday that it is just being mastered since Nas was, as usual, late with his verses.
In the meantime&inbetweentime, for all my iPhone users, here's the iPhone formatted ringtone.
Sent from my flip phone
JAY ELECTRONICA - DEAR MOLESKINE (IPHONE RINGTONE)
Posted by DUKES at 2:00 PM
Pretty much every day as I stomp through New York on the way to my daily basketball game I listen to this track at least twice.
J DILLA FT DIZ GIBRAN - MAKE IT FAST
Apparently Baron Davis is on the same shit. Except he traveles from The Brooklyn Bridge to Times Square, dribbling the whole time, and happens to encounter a few more important people on the way. Includes cameos from Jim Jones, Common, and Irv Gotti (<- totally unnecessary).
Posted by DUKES at 11:01 AM
Thursday, January 14, 2010
All you Biggie and Tupac stans can hate all you want on this, but Train of Thought is the best hip-hop album of all time. Based on what I have heard from the new Reflection Eternal album, Kweli and Hi-Tek are poised to drop an equivalent gem of an album on February 16th.
Here's a new track off of Statik Selektah's Reflection Eternal mixtape, which I believe will be featured on the official version of Revolutions Per Minute. This gives me faith that these guys haven't skipped a beat since '00.
REFLECTION ETERNAL - IN THIS WORLD
Posted by DUKES at 1:58 PM
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Method Man, Raekwon, and Ghostface have a group album coming out in the next few months. Which is great, mostly because Cappadonna, U-God, Blue Raspberry Blackberry Stir Fry and the rest of the 90 other Wu members no one cares about are nowhere to be found.
Anyway, this trifecta doesn't yet have a group name, despite being in the studio and knocking out quite a bit of the album. They decided to opt to the fans, and you can currently text MethRaeGhost to 66937 if you have a name for the group in mind, and will be properly rewarded if your suggestion is chosen. My first thought was something like Bed Pan Clan, but then I heard this new joint, and reneged. These dudes somehow figured out how to rhyme like '94 again.
METHOD MAN, RAEKWON, GHOSTFACE - CLAP 2010
Oh and suggestions for the group name are definitely welcome in the comments section. The best one on their Myspace site is: Ironman, Iron Chef, and the Iron Lung. With the addition of two complete wtfs: 1) Docktor Jeep and the Collagen Kidnappers!; 2) The P Tone Experience ft. Tical Diamonds
Posted by DUKES at 9:22 PM
Monday, December 28, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
^ Full Clip supporter No-mas animates Dock Ellis' taking of LSD while pitching a no-hitter.
• Lil Wayne uses all the drugs in Mexico.
• College football players are really into narcolepsy.
• Omar from The Wire talks life outside the show.
• Dame Dash gets Mos Def rocking again.
• Tracklist to Jay-Z's new 40th birthday mixtape.
• After decades of misses, Adidas gets it right.
• NYC cop and hip-hop CD hustler have a shootout on 42nd st.
Posted by DUKES at 9:37 AM
Saturday, December 12, 2009
I just saw these cats in the subway and they are hands down my new favorite band above or below ground. They are a true old school NYC LES act...rapid-fire yet guttural vocalizations, ferocious trumpet playing, raunchy and rough basslines...everything my neighborhood represents in personality, sound, and appearance.
I did a bit of Googling when I got home, and despite feeling bad for them being so talented and stuck with the rats, I realized that they have performed with The Roots, in addition to being booed off the always awful America's Got Talent (thank god...if David Hassellhoff and his posse of zealots liked this I would unpost it).
Currently there are no mp3s of their music available unless you buy their CD for $10 on the L train platform. But I guarantee you will be hearing more from them in the future.
Posted by DUKES at 7:27 PM
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
I've been wondering where El-P and Def Jux have been lately. But then I realized, oh, they're are just holed up in a tiny Brooklyn apartment for weeks on end writing incredibly complex, poetic, depressingly dope songs about pain and loss. Silly me.
This isnt brooklyn,
its a colony of wayward bees without a queen
more like sims controlled by childish deities,
and thats not time we're wasting, nah this is life
like the gleam off that blade when you slipped my ribs the shivy,
i like to think of it as a stay of execution,
its the wispy trails of our cumulus pollution,
its the petchulant reaction of a wounded child
its an escape hatch to this zeppelin we're inside...
you're a piranha with cutlery for dentured up smile
i'm an incomplete punchline to a joke i dont understand,
it's a cookbook and i'm you're favorite chapter when you're bored
its a recipe for the same slop you've served before
its the clearest truth i've ever had the misery to speak
but these arent words,
these are the terms of my surrender and defeat
beyond the sorry nature of existing with no plans,
just wave goodbye with that claw thats not a hand.
Posted by DUKES at 11:27 PM
Monday, December 7, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
^ This is the entire new Lil Wayne documentary, The Carter, which won multiple awards at Sundance, and is absolutely worth a full viewing.
Apparently Wayne's people pulled their support for the project a week or two after it premiered, and although most of the film is positive, it's easy to see why. Aside from the blatant display of his drug habit and neglect of his daughter, the film accurately captures the insanity of Wayne's superstar status: unending interviews, recording, shows, syrup and weed, and the consequent lack of friendships or real relationships that surrounds it all. His only real friend, his tour manager, calls Wayne out on all of this too, which doesn't really help the cause.
Still, aside from the negatives, there's a lot to respect about Wayne after seeing this. His work ethic and dedication to his craft trumps 99% of the people on the planet (of course quality and quantity don't quite sync in Wayne's portfolio, but whatever). His energy and enthusiasm for the game is also unmatched, especially after everything is said and done the dude probably sleeps 1 hour a week.
And he still makes shit that I like, which I can't quite figure out yet. Off the new mixtape No Ceilings, yadig?:
LIL WAYNE FT GUDDA GUDDA - BREAK UP
Posted by DUKES at 4:28 PM
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Your wife's new legal name is TAARGUS TAARGUS. Is this okay?
The best show on television second to The Office, is the newly-discovered Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job. If you haven't seen this yet you need to cop a bag of Pineapple Blueberry Express and get to it. Also great next to Cinco Banking is The Cinco Phone series.
Posted by DUKES at 2:26 PM
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Ya I done been gone. What of it? I'm just following in the footsteps of those before me. The Black Sheeps, Souls of Mischiefs, and Ricky Williams' of the world who disappear without a trace to drive cabs or smoke weed at massage school, then arbitrarily reappear to kill it.
I got the turtleneck in Turkestan. - A-Plus
SOULS OF MISCHIEF - PROPER AIM
SOULS OF MISCHIEF - WONI
BLACK SHEEP - DOIN IT WRONG
PLUS!: Remeet Ricky Williams, if you haven't met him already.
Posted by DUKES at 1:51 AM
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I clearly dont have enough time or energy for the blog lately. So let's try something new. No talking. Just what Im digging at the moment....this blog is about tastemaking for the most part anyway, so if youve been following for long enough, who cares what I have to say anymore?
Posted by DUKES at 7:29 PM