The Exchange 006 + 007

I have been slippin on my pimpin, slackin on my mackin. Two Exchanges have dropped and I haven’t updated my blog with the new stuff. So, this will be your double header. Be prepared.

The Exchange 006: R.I.P.
Songs by the dearly departed

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The Playlist:

OJ | You’re Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You) – Notorious B.I.G.

Cye | 30 – J Dilla

Sam | Touch of Grey – The Grateful Dead
Marcia | Just in Time – Nina Simone
Jen | The Wind Cries Mary – Jimi Hendrix
George | Funky Drummer – James Brown

Eyejammy | Debes Callar – Celia Cruz & Ray Barreto & Adalberto Santiago
Ouxu | Fanatic (Dilla Remix) – Vivian Green (peep Ouxu’s new link! new blog!)
Panama | I Choose You – Willie Hutch
Kate | Trinkle, Trinkle – Thelonious Monk
Liz | Keep Ya Head Up – Tupac

Get Yours:
Download at Zshare

About My Pick:
I love 2Pac. He was the first rapper I really became a fan of, and I think this track was my first favorite from him. It’s thoughtful, and came at a time when people were giving gangsta rap a hard time. I miss 2Pac.

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The Exchange 007: BIG
Favorite tracks by or featuring Notorious BIG.

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The Playlist:

Marcia | Player’s Anthem – Junior Mafia feat. The Notorious B.I.G.
Panama | Dead Wrong – The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Eminem
Cye | Warning – The Notorious B.I.G.
Liz | B Side – Da Brat feat. The Notorious B.I.G.
Ouxu | Big Poppa The Notorious B.I.G.
OJ | Unbelievable – The Notorious B.I.G.


Jen | It’s All About the Benjamins – Puff Daddy feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Lil’ Kim & The Lox

Sam | Who’s On the Microphone – Gang Starr feat. The Notorious B.I.G.
BK | Lean Back (Remix) – The Notorious B.I.G.
Eyejammy | The What – The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Method Man
Kate | Juicy – The Notorious B.I.G.

Get Yours:
Streaming on Muxtape & available for download at Zshare.

About My Pick:

If seventh grade it was all about 2Pac, eighth grade was all about Biggie. I spent my eighth grade year in Tucumcari, New Mexico, which is essentially the middle of nowhere. 
I lacked cable and there is no urban radio near Tucumcari, so I’m not sure how I got wind of Biggie Smalls. Somehow Biggie managed to get me through that year though. “B Side” by Da Brat feat Biggie was particularly interesting to me because of the video. Da Brat’s hair was so cool. I know I wanted to wear my hair like Da Brat’s back then, but I wasn’t brave enough to do it. Still, I guess I liked her because her hair was cool, and I could appreciate her tomboyishness, as I was one too (I think I still am, I’m just in denial). Oh, and the lyrics are great, too.

We Interrupt This Impromptu Blog Hiatus to Bring You: Dear Lil Wayne

Dear Lil Wayne,

Tha Carter III is everything I wished it would be. Your flow is genius. Your words are incredible.

Seriously.

That being said, you need better websites (who did you leave in charge of CSS? Your content is all spilling all over the place!).

And your SEO game is severely lacking (how you gonna let Wikipedia play you like that on Google?).

I know someone who can hook you up (me!). We can’t let the best rapper alive roll like this on the Internets, now can we?

Call me.

Liz

Kanye Brain Break

I’m still busy trying to graduate, and my social media life is deteriorating. I have no idea what’s going on in webgeekland. I have a million feeds to go through. My FriendFeed is barely hanging on.

I’ll get over it.

While I was able to spend five minutes surfing the Internets, I found the video below of Kanye West, posted to his Vimeo account. Kanye and Jonah Hill are playing a (hilarious) game of Connect 4:

Connect 4 – Jonah Hill vs. Kanye from kwest on Vimeo.

Four Quick Thoughts:

  • I love seeing Kanye on Vimeo. Not only do they have better quality video but it’s slightly more nerd chic than YouTube.
  • I wish he had video of the time Beyonce beat him 9 times in a row.
  • I like that this was an edited video of a somewhat spontaneous event. Better than live video that drags on and overly produced/scripted video. Fun.
  • I need that Yeezy Lollipop Remix in my life, like yesterday.

It's Official

Barbed Wire
If you didn’t know, let me tell you: it is hot in Los Angeles. This weekend felt like the first weekend of summer for Los Angelinos. I didn’t want to go anywhere. Just walking outside made me feel like I was going to sweat too much and mess up my hair.

I ended up hanging out with some old and new friends, and I think I’ve discovered I am officially old. My friend Jus hosted a BBQ by the pool. I hadn’t seen him in what feels like years for some reason. It was great seeing everybody, and meeting a bunch of new people. After that, we walked over to campus where De la Soul and Lupe Fiasco were performing. De La had a good set. I think Lupe’s set was cool, but I can’t remember because my legs were in pain from standing around all day. All I could think about was how good it would feel when I got to sit down again.

Lupe took forever to get on stage. I was bitter. But, he performed Daydreamin’ and I felt better. I missed Superstar, but I’ll get over it.

At the late night hour of midnight, I was ready to go home. Beat. I couldn’t go any further. No after party.

Officially Old.