Tag Archives: Edumacational

“This is The Art of Noise, what did you expect” ?

It was the design of the Art of Noise picture discs that initially drew my attention to the group back in1985. The singles were pinned to the wall at Good Vibrations Record store in Belfast. Behind the counter of course was Mr Hooley who schooled an aspirational vandal in the world of Paul Morley and the significance of the group.

This ZTT podcast from 2006 features a number of juicy Art of Noise tidbits pertaining to the sleevenotes from the And What Have You Done With My Body, God? boxset. If youve ever wondered about the ‘sample source’ of the car ignition on Close to the Edit, listen up. If you ever enjoyed the Art of Noise, Paul Morleys imagery, the music or the affect they had on Hip-Hop, take a nosey at these clips.  The live set features some really nice freestyle piano on an extended Beatbox. #justsaying

“Punched in the Windpipe” The Lord Finesse story.

Real heads had this off  Westwood back in the Denzils, but i ain’t never seen footage!!, Love the energy as people hear the punchlines for the first time..Finesse is clunky, but who really out there does it better..

Lordz of the Underground didn’t know who they were fuckin’ with, with that “yes, Mr funky-man”, those fellas better cut it out.

“the hood tour of halifax”

nardwuar comes correct as always, really getting Kendrick Lamar out of his shell with some compton momento’s, vinyl, and pictures of the white guy from CMW.

watch @ 9.00, as Narduar aks’s JAY ROCK, the gangsta rapper about J to the ROC, from the park…

Shake Your Rump Sample Breakdown.

once again, your man Jamie Funktuall comes with the goods, and in a mad entertaining way..breaking down every sample in the opener to the the greatest l.p ever.Paul’s Boutique check the insanity at 13.00.

he’s like a Funky Casey Casem up in this..and has the knowledge to way back up his dancing..our caps are doffed..also, wer’e a bit gutted we didn’t do it first, but hey, we get high.

click thru to “gluetube” to find a link to download this as an mp3.

DPG – Behind the scenes

Snoop continues to bless us with these simplisticly entertaining clips. This time with cameos from Kid Capri, Mike Epps and the Wiz. Its all about hearin Snoop talk about digging with the Kiiiiid. Tabernacle indeed !

Urban exploration…

If I wanted to catch an ‘extreme’ activities vibe I’d either be on 2 wheels traversing a muddied forest trail behind Wimbledon Common at top speed, doing the weekly shop on a Saturday afternoon or jogging my 6’4″ frame around the environs of South London [both equally challenging, and dangerous]. I sure as feck wouldnt be mountaineering, bungee jumping or doing anything similarly ‘action sports’ based to re-up my dopamine levels. Do Champion do wing-suits ?

Im far from spineless, but no longer do I have the Superintendent Rawls to handle ‘urban exploration’. If I did I’d be in like a shot, but sadly my days of challenging and illegal nocturnal adventures are long over. Watching these counter-culturalists however not only gave my vertiginous legs a major wobble [even while sitting down], it also highlighted a fascinating underground element of London I wasnt aware of.

I just like the idea of nonchalantly walking into the lobby of a 72 floor ‘luxury condominium unit’ in Chicago with my nearest and dearest, and hangin out on the roof watchin the sun rise, or taking a dander to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge while the city sleeps peacefully below…

“Catch up now, or find out later”

i’m revenge in the form of success to all haters

For me, a strong centender for the best l.p of last year was “the marathon continues”, and this was the first song i heard off of it..now getting a very nice visual inspired by Nipsey’s trip to the far east, shouts dantheman.There’s multiple gems dropped in this song, all over some art of noise-inspired greatness. And those drums are hard as fuck.

“in the material world, the thought is contagious..”, that, is some rakim-type shit right there.