Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Art Of Rap (2012) Highlights & Outtakes: KRS-One, Eminem, Nas & Kanye West

Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap - KRS-One Freestyle

Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap - Eminem - Clip

Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap - Nas Clip

Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap - Kanye West - Outtake

Monday, May 27, 2013

Don’t Swat Your Next Meal by AMASING

Don’t Swat Your Next Meal

Most of us hate insects (especially them city slickers).  Unless you’re an entomologist, you would kill one on the spot.  Don’t do that when you’re around the United Nations though.

Edible insects are being promoted as a low-fat, high-protein food for people, pets and livestock. According to the U.N., they come with appetizing side benefits: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and livestock pollution, creating jobs in developing countries and feeding the millions of hungry people in the world.

Never say never when it comes to eating insects because it’s most likely that you have already done so.  Demand for natural food coloring as opposed to artificial dyes is increasing, the agency's experts say. A red coloring produced from the cochineal, a scaled insect often exported from Peru, already puts the hue in a trendy Italian aperitif and an internationally popular brand of strawberry yogurt. Many pharmaceutical companies also use colorings from insects in their pills.

Insects on average can convert 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of feed into 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of edible meat. In comparison, cattle require 8 kilograms (17.6 pounds) of feed to produce a kilogram of meat.  Insect-farms tend to be small, serving niche markets like fish bait businesses. But since insects thrive across a wide range of locations - from deserts to mountains - and are highly adaptable, experts see big potential for the insect farming industry, especially those farming insects for animal feed. Most edible insects are now gathered in forests.  Researchers say Thailand is showing the world how to respond to the global food crisis: by raising bugs for eating.  Entomologist Yupa Hanboonsong says about 200 insect species are eaten in Thailand. Cricket farming alone is already a $30 million industry there, but only a few other species have been commercially marketed.

Fried insects in a Thailand market

Go Thailand and go eat some insects and save the planet.  By the way, I’ve eaten live red ants before and they taste like sour cranberries but it wasn’t bad.

Kanye West Debuts & Performs "Black Skinhead" & "New Slaves" on "Saturday Night Live"

On the season finale of "Saturday Night Live", Kanye West debuted a loud, relentless new track called "Black Skinhead", featuring screaming vocals and pounding drums, backed by projected images of snarling dogs and various slogans (including "new slaves" and "not for sale"). 
Update: Kanye has posted the lyrics to "Black Skinhead". See below. Also, the song samples Marilyn Manson's "The Beautiful People", according to MTV.

Last night, Kanye projected video of new track "New Slaves" on buildings across the world. He performed "New Slaves" as the second song of his "SNL" stint, but only the first half of the song (not the second, featuring Frank Ocean).
Watch video of both below, via Mr. World Premiere.
Ben Affleck hosted the episode of "SNL".
Both tracks are rumored to be on his new album, apparently titled Yeezus and out June 18.
Earlier this week, at a surprise show during Adult Swim's Upfront event, Kanye went on a rant about celebrity culture, saying "Somebody asked me, 'When you do SNL, is you going to do a skit about the paparazzi and shit? And humanize yourself?... I ain't here to apologize to no motherfuckers, man....I ain't runnin' for office." He then appeared in promos for the episode alongside Affleck and Fred Armisen.
"Black Skinhead" lyrics:

"Black Skinhead":

"New Slaves":

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Emergency Hernia Surgery: "Those Were Sexy Times"

Pain & Gain isn't just the name of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's latest movie; it's also an apt description of his recent recovery from hernia surgery. A little more than a month after he injured himself during a WrestleMania battle with Jon Cena, the actor and wrestler, 40, sat down to chat with Entertainment Tonight about what happened and how he's feeling.

"About midway through the match, I tore my abductor tendon, as well as my rectus tendon, completely off my pelvis," he explained to ET. "And then I found out that I had three wonderful hernia tears."

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson talks about his recovery from emergency hernia surgery

As a result, the WWE star had to have an emergency hernia operation on Monday, April 22, the night of Pain & Gain's Hollywood premiere. He missed that event, of course, along with several others tied to the upcoming release of Fast & Furious 6. And those aren't the only negatives.

Man Of Steel Rock

"There's a lot of fun swelling in the 'cash and prizes' area for the first week and a half," he quipped. "Those were sexy times...It's a lot of fun pain to go through."

The one upside? Getting to spend more time with his daughter, 11-year-old Simone Alexandra (with ex-wife Dany Garcia).

"My little girl was so happy that I was able to come home," he told ET. "I said, 'Well, you know daddy's still Superman, right?'" (Johnson posted a photo of himself in a surgical cap and Superman T-shirt shortly after his procedure, along with the caption, "Superman is on the mend...#WeFallWeRise.")

"It was a really nice blessing to slow down," he added. "It was almost God's way of saying, 'Well, now you're gonna take a break.'" — Entertainment Tonight

Saturday, May 25, 2013

O' Amanda Bynes Where Have You Gone?

Amanda Bynes is another child-star actress — appearing in several successful cable series — All That (1996 - 2000) & The Amanda Show (1999 - 2002) on Nickelodeon — who seemingly succombed to the eventual pressure of growing up in the public eye.

She also starred in the TV series What I Like About You (2002 - 2006) — garnering "critical-acclaim" and was named one of Teen People's "25 Hottest Stars Under 25" in 2006.

Bynes took the big leap and transitioned to a budding movie career — starring in several films targeting teenage audiences — including Big Fat Liar (2002), What a Girl Wants (2003), Love Wrecked (2005), She's the Man (2006), Hairspray (2007), Sydney White (2007) & Easy A (2010).


The pressures of Hollywood and its temptations — along w/ the constant scrutiny from the "paparazzi-crazed" media and "online bullying" from cut-throat Social Media fans — may have set-off the timer; counting down Amanda Bynes' path to self-destruction.

Cod Fish 101

Nothing tells a story like the eyewitnesses who were there. Old-timers in New England's commercial cod fishery don't want us to forget how we arrived where we are today. These "old salts" remember vastly different conditions in the fishing industry just a few decades ago. In the words of one of them, "it was the most fantastic fishery I ever saw." Since then, overfishing—catching fish faster than they can reproduce—continues to deplete 10 of our dinner-time favorites, including Atlantic cod. For more information please visit www.NewEnglandFishing.org

Proud: Lucky angler Marten Hvam has recently broken the record for the biggest cod caught in Europe, with a specimen that measured 4ft 9ins long and tipped the scales at 91lbs 15ozs

Friday, May 24, 2013

Apple 1 Computers Jump In Value At Auctions | Used Computer, $116,000 or Best Offer

An Apple-1 on display at Sotheby's last year in New York.

Apple 1 Computers Jump In Value At Auctions
Used Computer, $116,000 or Best Offer
by Steve Lohr

More than a decade ago, at a vintage computer fair in Silicon Valley, Dag Spicer had an opportunity to buy an original Apple-1 for $2,000. He passed. Any regrets? Not really, he said.

“Of course,” Mr. Spicer added, “I could have paid off my mortgage now with what it would be worth.”

Perhaps so. Last November, an Apple-1, also commonly known as the Apple I, sold for $640,000 at an auction in Germany. That sale surpassed the previous record of $374,500 set only five months earlier at Sotheby’s in New York.

The astronomical run-up in the price of the original Apple-1 machines — made in 1976 and priced at $666.66 (about $2,700 in current dollars) — is a story of the economics of scarcity and techno-fetishism, magnified by the mystique surrounding Apple and its founders, as the company has become one of the largest, most profitable corporations in the world.

The next test of the Apple-1 market comes on Saturday, at the same auction house in Cologne, Germany, where the record sale took place last November.

Even the auctioneer, Uwe Breker, expressed some surprise at the price reached last fall. For this week’s auction, the reserve price — the minimum sale price — is $116,000, and Mr. Breker conservatively estimated the likely range from $260,000 to $400,000. “But we will see,” he said.

The auction market for the vintage machines, experts say, is thin and uncertain. For example, a nonworking Apple-1 failed to attract its reserve price of just over $75,000 at an auction last year in London. The record-setting auctions last year were of working originals, as is the Apple-1 going under the gavel on Saturday.

Dag Spicer of the Computer History Museum in
California, with the Apple-1.
The sky-high prices suggest irrational exuberance. But technology historians say there is a rational appeal to possessing an Apple-1. “It is Apple’s creation story, the physical artifact that traces this incredible success to its origins,” said Mr. Spicer, a senior curator at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.

The Apple-1, Mr. Spicer added, was instrumental in the early transition in personal computing from its hobbyist roots to becoming a huge commercial business. Others were there too, notably the MITS Altair, which was introduced before the Apple-1, and was the first personal computer that Microsoft’s founders, Bill Gates and Paul Allen, wrote software for.

But Apple proved to be the enduring computer maker. And its founders embodied the hobbyist-commercial shift. Stephen G. Wozniak was the hardware-hacking engineer and Steven P. Jobs, who died in 2011 after a battle with cancer, was the business visionary.

Apple-1’s are scarce. An estimated 175 to 200 were produced in the Jobs family garage in Los Altos, Calif. Mike Willegal, who maintains an online registry of Apple-1’s, has verified the existence of 46 of them. A software manager at Cisco, Mr. Willegal observed that there was a technical nostalgia to the Apple-1, recalling a simpler time in computing.

“No one understands a whole computer system anymore,” Mr. Willegal said. “But Woz” — Mr. Wozniak’s nickname — “knew that board inside and out, and some people do today.”

A computer motherboard with clusters of chips was all that the bare-bones Apple-1 offered. Users had to supply their own keyboards, monitors and power supplies. It had 4 kilobytes of memory; a basic MacBook Air has more than a million times that. It could be used to run primitive computer games and write simple programs.

The Apple-1 was a reputation-building entry, but it was the Apple II, introduced a year later in 1977, that would sell in the millions and establish the company’s business. When Mr. Wozniak was designing the Apple II, he was also handling customer service for the Apple-1, a distracting time drain.

After the Apple II went on sale, the company began an aggressive trade-in program, offering Apple II’s and sometimes cash incentives in exchange for Apple-1’s, said Bob Luther, who is writing a book on the vintage machines, “The First Apple,” which he plans to self-publish, with help from a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.

In his book research, Mr. Luther called Michael Scott, Apple’s president from 1977 to 1981, and interviewed him about the trade-in program. As Mr. Luther recalled, Mr. Scott told him, “If we had done a better job, you and I wouldn’t be having this phone call.”

“They just wanted the Apple-1 to go away,” said Mr. Luther, who bought an Apple-1 for $7,600 in 2004. (“Mine’s not for sale.”)

Sotheby’s sold an Apple-1 for $374,500 last year.
A few months later in Germany, one sold for $640,000.
Auction prices for Apple-1’s have not yet settled on firm standards. But according to Richard Austin, head of books and manuscripts at Sotheby’s, who handled the auction of the Apple-1 for $374,500 last year, working machines in pristine condition with documentation command the highest prices. “And a story behind it helps,” Mr. Austin added.

The Apple-1 being auctioned on Saturday has a story. Its original owner was Fred Hatfield, a former baseball player in the major leagues, an infielder who played from 1950 to 1958 for five teams including the Boston Red Sox and the Cincinnati Redlegs. His nickname was “Scrap Iron.” He died in 1998 at age 73.

The documentation with the machine includes a letter to Mr. Hatfield, signed by Steve Jobs, offering him a new Apple II and a check for $400 for his Apple-1, said Mr. Breker, the German auctioneer. Mr. Hatfield declined the offer, for whatever reason.

Mr. Breker is irritatingly discreet about the identity of the seller, saying only that he is a young American who works for a software company. “He brought it over here in a blanket,” Mr. Breker said. — The New York Times

Thursday, May 23, 2013

David Karp Dropped Out of Bronx High School of Science, Started Tumblr Which Sold to Yahoo for $1.1 Billion

David Karp, the founder of Tumblr, on Monday with Marissa Mayer, the chief executive of Yahoo.

David Karp Quit School to get Serious About Start Ups
Before Tumblr, Founder Made Mom Proud. He Quit School.
by Jenna Wortham & Nick Bilton

But instead of trying to pry him away from his machine or coaxing him outside to get some fresh air, his mother, Barbara Ackerman, had another solution: she suggested that he drop out of high school to be home-schooled.

“I saw him at school all day and absorbed all night into his computer,” said Ms. Ackerman, reached by phone Monday afternoon. “It became very clear that David needed the space to live his passion. Which was computers. All things computers.”


Now 26 years old, Mr. Karp never finished high school or enrolled in college. Instead, he played a significant role in several technology start-ups before founding Tumblr, the popular blogging service that agreed to be sold to Yahoo for $1.1 billion this week. With an expected $250 million from the deal, Mr. Karp joins a tiny circle of 20-something entrepreneurs, hoodie-wearing characters like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley, who have struck it rich before turning 30.

“When I first met David he was 20 years old and wearing sneakers and jeans,” said Bijan Sabet, a general partner at Spark Capital, who was one of the first people to invest in Tumblr. “But I knew he was one of these rare entrepreneurs that grew up on the Web and who could come up with an idea, build it himself, and then ship it that night.”

Since founding Tumblr six years ago, Mr. Karp has been admired for his programming skills and Web site design acumen but at times has been a polarizing figure in New York tech circles because he so often blogged about his personal life and party-hopping. He has popped up in the New York Post’s Page Six Magazine, and has been a recurring target for the gossip Web site Gawker, where he was labeled a “fameball,” a derogatory term for someone who has an unquenchable desire for fame.

Tall and willowy, with a mop of brown hair and piercing blue eyes, Mr. Karp typically dresses in jeans, a T-shirt and sneakers. He speaks at a rapid clip and, often, for minutes without stopping. Technically, he never graduated from high school, which he cracked in an interview is “hopefully not a condition of Yahoo employment.”

After dropping out and working for a time in small New York tech outfits, Mr. Karp made his way to Tokyo, where he worked for several months for a start-up. He returned to the United States and became the chief technology officer for UrbanBaby, an Internet message board for parents. CNET Networks bought UrbanBaby in 2006, and Mr. Karp took the several hundred thousand dollars he made from the sale to start his own company, called Davidville. One of Davidville’s projects was a simple blogging service called Tumblr.

Mr. Karp’s run at Tumblr has not been without problems. He had trouble hiring in Tumblr’s early days, unsure how to even interview recruits. He often thought large companies were too big for their own good, proclaiming he could manage Tumblr with a team of four.

David Karp, Tumblr’s founder, in 2011. He left
Bronx High School of Science at 14 to
focus on computers, on his
mother’s advice.
But Mr. Karp stepped out of the party scene and started dating his current girlfriend, a graduate nursing school student at New York University, four years ago. He also appeared to get more serious about his company as it grew from less than a dozen employees to more than 175 today. “David has grown up in Tumblr,” said Mark Coatney, who oversees Tumblr’s relationship with media companies.

Still, Mr. Karp’s unsure footing led to discussions about his taking a different role at Tumblr, according to two people who worked with the company and who agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity. Because revenue was not growing as fast as they would have liked, investors considered putting Mr. Karp in charge of Tumblr’s product development and finding a more seasoned chief executive.

Mr. Karp denied in an interview that there was a plan for him to give up the chief executive’s job. He said that when Tumblr’s chief operating officer left in the middle of last year, filling that job and other critical roles like head of marketing was “top of mind,” but he said there was no plan for him to step aside.

Like many who run so-called social Internet companies, Mr. Karp can teeter on reclusive. In an interview last year at the F.ounders conference in New York, he said he preferred to come to the office early to work alone, avoiding other people.

“Where I feel the most productive and engaged is when I’m buried in code, buried in some project, tweaking some designs,” he said. “I’m certainly introverted.”

Fred Seibert, a television producer who was MTV’s first creative director, first met Mr. Karp in 2000 while he was still in high school. His children attended a private school on the Upper West side of Manhattan called the Calhoun School, where Mr. Karp’s mother was a science teacher.

“My wife and Barbara became very friendly,” Mr. Seibert said. “Over coffee, she was describing how bored David was in high school and my wife said, ‘Fred really likes teenagers, you should send him over.’ And that’s how I met him. He was 14.”

Mr. Karp arrived at Mr. Seibert’s offices on Park Avenue and said he wanted to “learn about engineering and become a good engineer.” At first, Mr. Karp came to the office a few days a week. But then, one day, Mr. Karp announced that he would be coming in every day.

“I asked him if his school schedule changed,” recalled Mr. Seibert. “And David said ‘No, I’ve dropped out!’ ”

Mr. Seibert said it wasn’t long before Mr. Karp became invaluable. He asked him to build the site for his new company, a Web video production outfit called Next New Networks.

“He comes in two weeks later and he hasn’t done it,” Mr. Seibert recalled. “I thought he was being a flaky 19-year-old. But he said, ‘No, no, your idea is just so 2000.’ ”

Mr. Karp pulled out a Sony PlayStation Portable gaming device and told him that soon, Apple would be releasing an iPod with video capabilities. “He said, ‘This is the way people are going to watch video and you really ought to be there.’ ” Next New Networks was one of the first video products on iTunes and was eventually acquired by Google for around $50 million.

“Because of his prescience and timing, we were ahead of the curve,” Mr. Seibert said. Mr. Seibert eventually became an investor in Tumblr and sits on the company’s board.

Mr. Karp, who lives in a $1.6 million one-bedroom loft in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with his girlfriend and dog, said he is staying put in New York and with Yahoo. He intends to “figure out something” with philanthropy. And one day he might even go to college.

“At least I should be able to afford it,” he said.

Top 5 NBA Plays of the Night: May 22nd, 2013

Check out the five best plays from an amazing Game 1 overtime thriller in Miami with our latest playoff edition of the Top 5 Plays of the Night!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Ray Manzarek — Iconic & Legendary Keyboardist/Pianist/Organist from The Doors Passes at 74

Ray Manzarek R.I.P.

"...Ray Manzarek was the incredibly talented and far-beyond gifted keyboardist for the legendary band known to a cult-like legion of fans as — The Doors. His musicianship was so undeniable that The Doors were practically forced to stick w/ him to cover-up the fact that they didn't have a bass player. Ray Manzarek basically played the bass notes on the piano/organ/keyboard and his fill-in's were more than a just a substitute — he revolutionized the instrument; transforming it upside down. His live performances became stuff of legend but was unfortunately, his work was oft-overlooked by the antics and splendor of lead singer: Jim Morrison. Ray Manzarek awed those who were blessed to see and listen to him play — especially 'in-person' — Jim is blessed to have him in his company and 'in-person'..." — KONGFUSION©

"...not only was Ray Manzarek a master on the organ & keyboards — he was a artful & masterful storyteller — perhaps the best that I have ever known (for I have been influenced by his craft & natural God-given talents). Although a legend passes-away, his influential offerings and epic recordings will be cherished by the masses from many years to come..."KONGFUSION©

The Doors: John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek Jim Morrison

"Live at the Bowl '68" The Doors

Jim Morrison – vocals
Ray Manzarek – keyboards, keyboard bass
Robby Krieger – guitar
John Densmore – drums

Show Start/Intro – 0:19

"When the Music's Over" – 12:52
"Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)" – 1:33
"Back Door Man" – 2:33
"Five to One" – 1:29
"Back Door Man" (Reprise) – 1:22
"The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)" – 1:52
"Hello, I Love You" – 2:14
"Moonlight Drive" – 3:21
"Horse Latitudes" – 1:08
"A Little Game" – 1:20
"The Hill Dwellers" – 2:22
"Spanish Caravan" – 3:04
"Hey, What Would You Guys Like To Hear?" – 0:40
"Wake Up!" – 1:30
"Light My Fire" – 9:32
"Light My Fire" (Segue) – 0:38
"The Unknown Soldier" – 4:43
"The End" (Segue) – 1:02
"The End" – 17:31

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

"Protocol" – Lloyd Banks. Produced by a6.

"...to all you 'wanna-be' Hip-Hop producers trying to make a dent in the game by riding the omnipresent Trap music beat craze, please take heed and take some serious notes from the following producer known as *a6 — simply put, he has the Trap music game mastered. His arsenal of ear-drum-popping, Earth-pounding & heart-stopping Trap beats exemplifies the rap genre that has seemingly taken over the underground rap world. And by the way, Lloyd Banks never disappoints — need I have to remind you?"KONGFUSION©


"Protocol" – Lloyd Banks. Produced by *a6

[Verse 1]
Loud pack in the back, no sneaking past I’m warrant hot
Put everything in my rack,sneaker stacks in an orange box
Now she want me on the spot, I’m in there no alarm clock
Sprung her now she on the dock ,I bend her till it’s 4 o clock
A million and one more weirdos, they don't get no run around here though
I been loading this gun all year, so when it unloads
It might leave an air hole, pay your rank about 0
Major Bank on my ear lobe, That mean Gs up, hoes down
And play ga-ga-game of my heroes
Catch me out , chasing them zeroes
Zoo keeper I'm Furred up, new speakers I’m turned up
Due to reefer I burned up
Drinking like it’s my first cup
I ram that cat to a 90, Bitch Huh? Eat What?
I'll leave that to the zombies
Bet these thirsty rats wanna line me
Big old rat when you find me
Clean my wheel make everything shiny
I get back when the clock is timing, shit
Whoever thought we'd get this far?
This for those that died to soon
Purple weed around the room
R I P to Sha Da Goon

Mr. Banks - Salute
I bring the crowd around this bitch
I’m making this money
I'm rocking Thousand Dollar kicks
More drugs,more honeys
I need a lot of kind of piff
And I make it or love it
You’re supposed to pop off
You can’t get nothing from me
Hey,hey, I want it now, I want it now
Grab your shit and tell your girl it’s going down
I want it now, I want it now
Dope sex, more checks, yo neck, going down

[Verse 2]
Look, don't get on my shit list
I give all of y’all the business
Let your #1 fan be the witness
Is this #1 champ for the bitches
You lucky to be my apprentice
Ball so hard, got a slipped Disk
I’m whatever lobsters shrimp is
And I'm ringed up like the Olympics
Man, I'm making it rain by the inches
You dumb as hell, you claim to be
Means more than water
For being part of my famous team
Ring shatter hop on a desk
She said, I ain’t never come that fast
I said, I ain’t never done that either
If she only knew about my past
My bars are stupid up,troop right, can’t calm it down
Riding round with my bulldog ,my new pup
All summer now, just had a day dream about last night
Had him scream in his sleep in a cat’s sight
Any girl any good get my wood
She front on me ,she ain't wrapped right
Hit a nigga for me with a flashlight
In the day time, and the neck tight
All it happens, nigga it’s crackin’
With a rock and a crack pipe
Shawty suck my dick , take a pic
Show and tell and go to hell
Fourteen carat, balling habit
Goldie ways, go Chanel


V6: The Gift (2012) by Lloyd Banks

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Kanye West Premieres New Music on Sides of Buildings Worldwide

Kanye West premiered a new song Friday night by projecting a music video on the sides of various buildings in cities across the world. 

Kanye West Premieres New Music on Sides of Buildings Worldwide
by Mikael Wood

Kanye West is scheduled to perform Saturday night on the season finale of "Saturday Night Live," where the rapper is widely expected to preview material from an upcoming album that may be released on June 18.

A day before that rather conventional media appearance, though, West took to his Twitter feed Friday evening to announce something more unusual.

"NEW SONG AND VISUAL FROM MY NEW ALBUM BEING PROJECTED TONIGHT ACROSS THE GLOBE ON 66 BUILDINGS," he wrote, directing viewers to his website for locations that included spots in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Paris, London, Sydney and West's hometown of Chicago.

And, indeed, fans who got themselves to the appointed places at the appointed times were treated to precisely that: a stark black-and-white video for a new song by West, reportedly titled "New Slaves," projected on the sides of various buildings.

Due to language, we can't post the song -- which begins, "My mama was raised in the era when clean water was only served to the fairer skin" -- but recordings are available (at least for now) on YouTube.

Friday's happening followed earlier performances by West at the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and at an Adult Swim-sponsored concert at New York's Roseland Ballroom. Next month he's to headline the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York. — Los Angeles Times

CZARFACE (2013) Inspectah Deck & 7L & Esoteric | Full-Album Stream & Review

"...in a Rap World that has been watered-down in recent years decades, drenched in million-dollar hooks, soaked in repetitive trapt beats and lyrics that are wet behind the ears, today's rap generation have been devoid of real lyricism. Fingers can be pointed to the Bad Boy forefathers — as today's rap outfits practice the trickled-down/platinum-status aspiring rap economy. In other words, forget practicing song structure and sharpening lyrical-sword skills, today's rappers hone their skills in hopes of writing the next club-catchy/radio-friendly 'hook/chorus' — but out from the dungeons of rap, CZARFACE is a collaborative album by Wu-Tang Clan's A-List lyrical swordsman: Inspectah Deck and Boston's underground Hip-Hop duo 7L & Esoteric. The album features guest appearances from underground heavy-weights  Roc Marciano, Oh No, Ghostface Killah, Action Bronson, Cappadonna & Vinnie Paz w/ authentically soulful production from 7L, Spada4 & DJ Premier...this is The Golden Era of Rap in the modern era."KONGFUSION©

CZARFACE (2013) by  Inspectah Deck & 7L & Esoteric

1. "Czarface" (Intro) 7L 0:00
2. "Air 'Em Out" 7L, Spada4 1:16
3. "Cement 3′s" (featuring Roc Marciano) 7L, Spada4 3:51
4. "Czar Refaeli" (featuring Oh No) 7L, Spada4 7:18
5. "Rock Beast" 7L, Spada4 11:16
6. "Savagely Attack" (featuring Ghostface Killah) 7L 13:53
7. "Marvel Team-Up" 7L 17:27
8. "It's Raw" (featuring Action Bronson) 7L, Spada4 19:54
9. "Let It Off" DJ Premier 24:15
10. "Word War 4" 7L 28:57
11. "Dead Zone" 7L 31:47
12. "Poisonous Thoughts" (featuring Mr. Muthafuckin' Exquire) 7L34:42
13. "Shoguns" (featuring Cappadonna and Vinnie Paz) 7L 38:43
14. "Hazmat Rap" 7L, Spada4 42:50

CZARFACE Limited Edition Bundle Pack

CZARFACE Cassette 

CZARFACE Limited Edition Action Figure

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