Wednesday, December 3, 2008
It's Wednesday peoples...Hump Day...so straight, simple, and to the point today...
*straight serious face*
*cant stay serious for too long*
*rolls all the way to Accounting offices in roller chair, staples IRTs Report to Bob from Accounting's forehead*
"thats for puttin them damn Post It's on my Computer screen dammit!"
...Anyways back to the grind, ...blog grind that is.
A new blog posting segment I'll do every month or so...called What's on Tank's Recently Added Playlist on his Windows Media Player.
Caution: May contain some music material that isd not Hip Hop...get over it cause I enjoy all kinds of music.
1. Black Milk's Tronic
2. 88 Keys' Death of Adam
3. Ludacris' Theater of The Mind
4. Colin Munroe's Colin Munroe is The Unsung Hero
5. Evidence's The Layover Mixtape (if somebody has the Layover EP...it would be greatly appreciated)
6. Illogic's One Bar Left
7. Zion I's The Search & Seizure Mixtape
3 mysterious tracks from the infamous Jay Electronica- "Annakin's Prayer", "Hagler Demo", and "Not Too Far From Nothing"-- Plus the great Just Blaze produced track "Exhibit A (Transformations)"
Alchemist - "Therapy" ft Evidence, Blu, Talib Kweli, & Kid CuDi
William Elliot Whitmore - "These Devils"
Common ft Chester French - "What a World"
The Everybodyfields - "The Only King"
Hacienda - "She's Got a Hold On Me"
MGMT - "Electric Feel"
XV ft MGMT - "Low on Resources"
M.I.A. ft DJ Blaqstarr - "Way Down in the Hole"
The Fireman - "Nothing Too Much Just Out of Sight"
Scarface ft Bilal - "Can't Get Right"
Self Scientific ft The Game & Talib Kweli - "Everywhere I Go"
Skyzoo - "Hold Tight"
Jay-Z ft Santogold - "Brooklyn (Go Hard)" (I don't care what anybody says, Jay showed signs of his old self on this track)
Future music & albums Tank is fiend'n for:
Jay Electronica - Act III: The Prestige
Jay Electronica - Abracadabra: Let There Be Light
Royce Da 5'9" - Street Hop
Dan Auerbach - Keep It Hid
Lupe Fiasco - LupeEND
Big Boi - Sir Luscious Leftfoot
Mos Def - The Ecstatic
Joe Budden - Padded Room
Rhymefest - El Che
Blu - God Is Good
Colin Munroe - Untitled Debut LP
Kanye West - Good Ass Job
Method Man & Redman - Blackout 2
Redman - Muddy Waters 2
Wale - Debut LP
Mickey Factz - The Inspiration LP
Madlib - Beat Konducta Vol 5: Dil Cosby Suite
B.O.B. - The Adventures Of B.O.B.
Phat Kat and Elzhi are Cold Steel
Evidence - Cats & Dogs
MF Doom - Born Into This
Saigon - The Greatest Story Never Told
Keri Hilson - In a Perfect World...
Monday, December 1, 2008
Vizzy and Sev are back at it again working on the rumored first single called "A.D.D." for TKWTGB (out Feb '09), while debating about their favorite video games with great storylines. Jeez what a bunch of Nerds!...I def would rather have debated about how Wolverine is the best Superhero ever...sheesh.
Also be on the look out for some new projects in the coming weeksfrom X and his Fly Boy Bretheren featuring a new mixtape by Sez Batters, the Fly Boy Club Album, and a new project from Vizzy himself called "Drop.Dead.Famous".
On a side note...you guys need to check out the new Colin Munroe mixtape called Colin Munroe is the Unsung Hero. You can download it over at the Dope Boyz' spot. "Cannonball" feat Skyzoo is my joint right now.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Here's episode 3 from the video diary of the making of Vizzy's next studio album The Kid With The Green Backpack. This time they guys take a vocal break while their buddy Jaye lays down some guitar work on a few of the songs. All the while Vizzy starts to get some X-Box withdrawls. Some one give that man a controller!
Shouts to TheCoolniverse.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Back again to drop off some dope tracks I'm blastin in the headphones right now and droppin some words on what I'm doin, music in genral Im feelin, and TV I'm watching...I'm just gonna let you suckas know right now...I'm on some shit today...I got a kiler headache so...watch out now...hereeeeeeee we gooooooo....
Random Note #1 --
Black Milk's Tronic...Album of the Year.
Here's what I got blastin loudly to piss off Bob in Accounting...
Self Scientific - Everywhere I Go f. The Game & Talib Kweli
...good gawwwwwwwwwwwwwwdddd…this shit is mad crazy. Khalil is a monster on the boards…and Chance Infinite is droppin lyrical jems, with soemd ecent guets verses from The Game and Talib… Good to hear some new S.S. cause I've been playin "On Our Own" on the Ipod for the best of like 6 months or so...ha.
XV - Low on Resources
...One of my favorite tracks from his excellent 40 Days, 40 Nights Series, Vizzy goes over the funky soundscape of MGMT's "Kids".
Joe Budden - Just to be Different
...What caught me was the ill hook sample. At first I didnt know it was Shinedown and had to do a lil google research. But in the very emo serious side of things, this song is a top contender for my Official Theme Music. And of course Jumpoff just goes bannanerz on the track.
Random Note # 2 - Luda's new album is gearing up to be a dope soundscape... I mean even the Gremlin assisted "Last of a Dying Breed" is a top notch thematic sounding track. And of course that leads to the 2 new tracks from The Big Mouth from The South...
Ludacris - I Do It For Hip Hop f. Nas & Jay-Z Simple as this...God's Son, Hova and Luda on a track together...on a super epic sounding beat done by Wyldfyer, the same producer that did Nas/Jay's super collabo track "Black Republican and the previous stated "Last of a Dying Breed". I dont really need to explain in some long diatribe about this track.
Ludacris - MVP(produced by DJ Premier)
I'ts not the best quality cause it's a radio rip, but you def get the just of how dope this track is gonna sound on that CDQ level. FGirst off you got Preemo crafting a dope dusty classic Gangstarr era type of beat with Ludacris ripping it like his Hip Hop cred is on the line or sumthin. Like he's still got something to prove to these people that still find him some as that decent but not great cartoonish Southern rapper and not a legitamite lyricial contender to be put on the Infamous Top MC's List..
Top 5 Shows Tank is watchin right bout now...
1. Sons of Anarchy (new FX series to keep up the quality drama after The Sheild ends)
2. True Blood (the story line and characters are engaging as hell...very addictive)
3. Supernatural (quality sci-fi drama...the only worthy CW11 show)
4. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (these guys are hil-a-rious)
5. Justice League Unlimited (yeah it's a superhero comic book cartoon!...get over it!)
Random Note #3 - My Blogging Bretheren Dart Adams from Poisonous Paragraphs just put up a great new blog about the sometimes bullshitty overatedness of Nostalgia. Now trust me I've done my fair share of Nostalgiaty(Am I making up words again?..YES I AM!) especially when it comes to classic 80's and early 90's cartoons and video games (most of those hold up well). But I will admit that many, many things were horribly corny (which isn't always a bad thing, just most of the time) and that Dart was dead on with his post. Except that for in my own experience, Sega Genesis was just as good the second time around when I copped one last year and played Sunset Riders, Sonic 2, and Toe Jam & Earl for like a 3 days straight...talk about piss in your pants enjoyment, woooo!
On the Non Hip-Hop Side of Things...
The Black Keys have got to be some of the baddest YT's in Blues Rock history...There music is addictive as hell, like cocaine in music form...so line that shit up and take you a trip... I recommend any of thier albums, but what I am blasting nonstop is Attack & Release and Chulahoma: The Songs of Junior Kimbrough...Yeah, THAT Junior Kimbrough. Whats funny is they did so good covering his songs that Junior's widow left a message on Dan Auerbach's answering machine telling them how much she's proud of the duo's work and how Dan and Patrick sound like Junior Kimbrough. Here's a few tracks from the album--
The Black Keys - My Mind Is Ramblin'
The Black Keys - Work Me
What's Up With MTF?! aka "Just Random Note # 4 in Disguise"--
Man I have been busy helping MissTF with the wedding stuff, figuring out out Wedding party, colors, making sure my boo doesnt strangle her mom and sister, etc etc you know the same old stuff; also hanging out with my buddy Mikey who's goin off, Navy style, to Japan soon; and been working hard to get to that point to where we can finally purchase a house. For the past year I was writing on a great blog called Stuntin On Prose along with some other great bloggers, shouts to J. Burn, Hugh, and E. And no shout outs to the Hatin Ass Hackers...fucktards.
I'm in a good place though...never thought I would be at this point, not because I thought I wouldnt amount to anythign or that I thought negative, it's just that I didnt think I would be at this point already. I've been known to be the one that takes his time but also is a lil bit slower than the rest of the pack...word to 1-12th grade education, lol. Hey... I got mostly all A's in College so I made up for it...
MT Quote of the Day:
A Scientist will never show any kindness for a thoery which he did not start himself.
Until next time kiddies,
MTF aka Tank aka Tankus Maximus aka Em Tee Eff aka Zombie Survivalist aka Mr. BiteYaBottomLip aka The Midwest Quencher aka The Last of a Frying Breed aka Mr. Slow Roll aka I'mFatbutIcanRidethatRazorScooter aka Dat Blue in Da Green Guy aka Mr. "..." aka......................................
Friday, November 7, 2008
Episode 1 has him and Sev in the sutdio working on a few tracks and asks some important questions that need some "Manswers".
Episode 2 finds Vizzy and Sev back in the lab again, giving a glimpse to 2 exclusives tracks from the album while discussing video games and club attire.
Stayed tuned to Letter's From B.i.G. for future videos, episodes, and exlusive content from the Squarian XV.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
As promised here's the entire 40 Days, 40 Nights Series. Split up in two different Sendspace links, One for the Day tracks and one for the Night tracks. Vizzy put all of them in order 1-40 for each Day/Night. And yeah yours truly had a lil hand in the concept for the official cover up above. Hey tooting your own horn (I dont do disclaimers...) sometimes doesnt hurt, just dont make it a daily habit, thats when shit gets ugly. Anyways, dont sleep this is a great Series of tracks and trust me there is some serious heat to d-load and listen to. Click the links and show good music and dope hip hop some love.
MTF's Favorites: Shades of Gray, Funeral of the Tapedeck, 2 Mins So Far, A Raisin in the Sun, Achievement Unlocked, Flux Capacitor, A Girl Name Destiny, Go In, If I Could Draw, Next Week, Shoot Me Down, Spiderman, Sandman, Silver Surfer, Galactus, TV Love Affair, Whats It Like, Low on Resources.
(40 DAYS) http://www.sendspace.com/file/wuo3g3
(40 NIGHTS) http://www.sendspace.com/file/v7nrzw
Thursday, October 9, 2008
"It's been a long time...I shouldnt've left...without a dope Blog to read to..."
It's been close to a year since I touched this blog, many things have happened I became a co-blogger with a great site called Stuntin on Prose, me and my MissTF haved moved in our own lil crib together, and I also asked her to become my Wifey. Oct 17th, 2009 it's goin down!
So a big thing that I have been keeping up with and been covering while I was on Stuntin on Prose was XV's awesome series 40 Days, 40 Nights. And what made me pop back out on this here lil blog corner was well the sad news that SOP got hacked again and J. Burn threw in the towel this time cause well the brotha does have a life outside the computer and he's gotta handle his business, Big Shouts to him. Thanks for the writing slot on the site bro. The other reason was that Vizzy's 40 Days, 40 Nights Series wrapped up this past Friday with the 80th and final song, a great lil dope send off of a track called Achievement Unlocked (produced by XV's main homeboy and in house producer Seven). It was also a cool lil treat to get a small shoutout at the end of the song, hey while everybody was all over whatever rapper they liked at the time I stuck to the internets and kept an eye of Vizzy since around 2005 when his first studio album, Complex, came out. I guess I see something that most are missing...HE GOT ROBBED ON THE XXL FRESHMAN 10 COVER!...there I said it. get over it.
Anyways, I been listening and collecting all 80 songs from the series and I wanted to take the time to post all of them but you know how those Mondays be at the job so for right now Im gonna post the dope finale track to the immaculate series.
XV - Achievement Unlocked (Prod. by Seven)
Until the next time,