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dj Funktuall sits down and chops it up with electro legends, newcleus. his interviews are becoming his strength..respect.

How about some actual hardcore?

Sean Price & Cold World-

How The Gods Chill.

shouts to frank 151.mystery meat.

Sean Price to me, has always embodied that lyrical heavy metal, the attitude,especially nowadays..so, maybe it seemed logical to pair him with a “rock” group (have you noticed no rapper seems to know there are different kinds of rock music) , in this case, penn state hardcore band ColdWorld. named possibly after a Gza song, and a band that used have a d.j, ala Mordred..they seem suited.#HYPED.can you hear the mountain samples in track?>

“i don’t see no fucking hope”

Charlie Rose interviews Jay-Z

Charlie Rose, if you dont already know, is a prolific veteran talk show host and journo, here he takes time out with Jigga to discuss the publication of the Decoded book. They cover many subjects over his long career, discussing amongst other things, just how important the rhythm, rhyme, cadence and talent of wordplay is within the culture of Rap singin’. It’s truly refreshing to hear what most of us elders consider to be the backbone of Hip-Hop discussed so openly, with the potential audience of millions, shame the majority of music buyers still only singalong to the choruses, one day at a time eh? Did YOU know that the ‘Bitch’ in 99 Problems was in reference to the canine variety and in no way a misogynistic term? Here it from the camels horses mouth

Regardless of whether you enjoy his music, just listen to the man and recognise the poignancy in Jay-Zs return to his roots to tape this at the Brooklyn Museum, in front of his Mother and extended family.

NB. If all you can say after watching this is in reference to Shawn Coreys cock-up in naming the Fatback record incorrectly, stroll on hater, yer not welcome round here. Were all about that grown jones you jamoke !

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Asher Roth

Compromise is rarely discussed within the realms of Rap. Truth be told, as experienced and elder Hip-Hop listeners, we compromise alot, whether we wish to admit it or otherwise. We accept beliefs and wordplay that we dont care for, simply due to our addiction for musical and rhythmical merit. Ostensibly, if the beat is bangin, were happy to sign up to whatever tosh is being talked about.

We here at the BALLS are grown men, so aggressive behaviour within the soundtrack to our lives is unnecessary, we dont like it [not all the time]. We’re comfortable with ourselves, we dont require threatening strangers reminding us of their masculinity, nor do we need ugly as bum-hole men Rapping about how they will remove us from this mortal coil if we choose to be anything other than harmonious in terms of their view-points of the world around us.

More often than not in 2010, Rappers like Asher Roth, and others that metaphorically veer off to the left, keep us interested. We’ve heard them all, we know that Rapping about Rapping is spent, it is done, we’ve witnessed more battle rhymes than Kat Stacks has witnessed weener. We can harp on about what we like til were blue in the face, but Hip-Hop means alot of different things to alot of different people and we respect that.

The BALLS got they own view, a view that harks back to when we began listening. For me personally, it was the Summer of 1981, but Roth is so refreshing in his outlook, he infuses a sense of spirit that I cant say I feel from the majority of MCs, even the ones I have time for. Pardon the hyperbole but it is truly TRULY inspiring to hear a kid like Asher articulate emotion, sensibility and a visionary Hip-Hop view-point in 2010

When I feel like punching some numb-nuts in the back of the head for being an inconsiderate numpty in a supermarket car park, or dropping litter beside a bin, I might turn up the volume and press play on an MC REN EP [I would never actually raise a fist to anyone, I dont wish to be remembered as a murderer]. When I dont wish to be threatened by my headphones, when I dont feel like hearing materialistic comments or basic bragadocio, I sometimes listen to Asher Roth, and I feel young again. That’s how this fellas output affects me, and I salute the young man, as well as his many mates who are almost equally as entertaining [HAHAYO]. His work brings me back to what I have always felt was THEĀ  important issue of Hip-Hop, the bloody words that Rappers rap !!

Asher Roth may or may not be your cup of tea but joisus Bobby, there aint many that take me back to those days when I looked forward to new material.

Big respect is automatic, white…

Bizmarkie and Tim Westwood on N-Sign Radio TV Show – 1988

Too many cringingly horrific moments on this clip to simply post without comment. With the numerous options of handshake within the Hip-Hop community, the miscommunication between two people apropo a straight forward handshake can be awkward if misdirected, Biz and Timothy are no different. Tim informs us of his ‘Urban Street Revenge’ and his erm, ‘king size’ attitude, and yes, the MA1 was the height or sartorial street elegance at the time

The 24 year old Biz in this clip proves why he has become an absolute legend, as he explains the background behind Pickin Boogers [a Rap song about picking your nose, with all its merits and downfalls], and that it was a ‘story from his heart’…and if you were in any doubt about the political situation in the US, you know who to turn to for a rational studious report on the current climate

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis & Bruce Willis

It’s all about product placement these days….

Nardwuar vs. Charlie Murphy

Includes the tale about Dave Chappelle knockin a bull out with his bare fists in Pamplona !?

Rick Rubin reduced – A 2010 Interview

PURPLE FASHION is a magazine publication awash with tasteful Terry Richardson style pics of noody women, poncey clothes, and articles on bush-snapping avant-garde Japanese photographers. It is also the weightiest magazine in history.

Buried amongst the luxury advertising are in-depth evaluations of people like Kim Deal, Romain Gavras, Mark Ronson and other good folk from arts and cultural backgrounds.

In this issue you can find an enlightening interview with one of the most important characters from the history of Hip-Hop, DJ Double R, AKA Rick Rubin. And yes, he’s lost a little. If you have any more than a passing interest in Frederick, then pick this up

If you are fiscally challenged, you may wanna get yer 5 finger discount goin on/ re-mortage the house as this tome comes with a hefty tag. The shot of his ‘music room’ is reward enough. Its a fascinatin interview and just the fact that Rubin wasnt aware that he had or hadnt had a number one single makes him even more of a g.o.d. in our eyes.