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HHHTrue Schoolers,

If you’re a regular of this blog, then chances are you’re into some raw-@$$-ness.

In previous posts the names of M.O.P. (obviously), as well as the members of the Slaughterhouse (Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Crooked I and Royce Da 5’9″) have all come up and generally under a positive light.

Well, they’re alllll back again…….and this time…….together.

Having collaborated for the upcoming Slaughterhouse album, here’s some footage of them in studio just finishing the track alongside DJ Premier and Showbiz (of D.I.T.C.) as well as the Freebie.  Rawness indeed.

Slaughterhouse – Woodstock feat. M.O.P.

Also, since we’re on the topic of Slaughterhouse.  Joell Ortiz, who most of you still know as the guy Dre signed to Aftermath (only to ask for his release shortly after) is preparing to release a documentary about his career thus far.  This is the first I’ve really heard or seen anything from it and it looks kinda interesting or it could be the trailer covered it all, either way, here it is.

And finally, as the subject of this post is ‘Pair Up’s, as in dope collabs and what not.  I was recently made privy to this info that definitely qualifies under such a topic.

Buzz Aldrin.  Yes, the 2nd man on the Moon Buzz Aldrin revealed recently to the New York Times that he in fact just finished collabing with the Doggfather himself, big Snoop Dogg for Will Ferrell‘s When asked if he actually sang in the video, Buzz replied: “I relate. It’s not singing, it’s rapping.”

That’s wicked.

Read the full interview HERE.

That’s Monday people.
Get it.



Let me begin by stating that today is a good day.

Why?  We’ll get to that in a second, but first, let me rattle off a few goodies for you.


I don’t really know anything about this dude.

img-artist-45From what I’ve been able to gather, he’s a producer from Japan who sometimes goes by Swing-O.  He has a new record coming out called ‘Revenge of Soul’ on Japanese imprint ‘Origami Records’ and he’s been featured on more than 100 Japanese albums as a producer, composer and/or pianist.

This track I’m givin you isn’t mindblowing but dammit if it isn’t endearing as hell.   He even went and got himself Stephanie McKay which is never a bad look.  Lemme know what you think.

45 – I Believe Feat. Stephanie McKay (right click to DL)


The West Coast must be amped right now.

Nipsey Hussle is gettin plenty of acclaim.  Dr. Dre seems to be showing up everywhere again.  The Game hasn’t opened his mouth in a while.  And dammit if Kurupt & Quik getting together doesn’t just make incredible sense.

This tune isn’t as crazy as 9x outta 10, but it’s classic West Coast Funk through and through. Just check the title.

DJ Quik & Kurupt – Cream (in ya panties)

King For Hire – the reason for my excitement.

These guys are ill.

King For HireShan Vincent de Paul and Derek DaCosta, better known as MAGNOLIUS, are preparing to release their sophomore set ‘MARY MUSTH’ this fall and will be headed out on tour with fellow PPF Housemates LEO37 and Sunclef on a Canadian tour spanning over 20 dates coast to coast this summer.  With an impressive touring resume completely without label support that have seen them hit 11 countries, these guys have subtly positioned themselves in a unique niche within the hip-hop realm and show no signs of slowing.

If you haven’t heard (or seen) them yet….they’re quite the spectacle.

MAGNOLIUS – King For Hire

And for all the Canadians out there, you can check tour dates HERE.


MAG & LEO37 in Asia.

That’s Monday Folk.  Burn’em if you got’em.


I’m a fan of gullyness.
Gullyness could be described as a certain toughness.
Do you remember the Hieroglyphics crew?
Souls of Mischief, Casual, Del the Funkee Homosapien. They were great lyricists, but not too gully, except for Casual.

Not sure if this is called ‘I get in’ or ‘Pretty Please’ either way, watch this.

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Gully (for so many reasons)
Inject some anarchy into the system

Recently i’ve been yearning for some straight New York real talk. For those who are unfamiliar with the name Cope2, please get familiar. I’ve been looking for this video for a while. I used to buy weed off these graf kids in TO, they had that good smoke, and fat counts. Anyways, they were about to watch this video called ‘Kings Destroy’ one day when I went by to grab, I remember them telling me to just stay and watch it, because it would be worth it. Holy shit was it ever. click the pic to check out his site.


Even though I didn’t write, I loved that Cope2 still had that original, competitive essence of hiphop in him and he was a 30 year old dude, still going hard, still gettting up, still trying to be better than the next man, still running the train yards, still out for fame, still going all city. You hear the true essence of hip hop in every syllable of his speech. The man is a true legend in the graf game and a respected head in hip hop. If you don’t have time to watch this now, make some time later. If you claim to love hip hop, this is recommended viewing.

Cope 2 ‘Kings Destroy’ in 9 parts. Thank you Youtube.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

You know I really it love for how he bigs up CAP for giving him his whole style.
Its true

Im about to take up some of your time if your at work or give you some things to keep you busy if your not at work.

First up, since I missed Manic Mondays, here’s something a little manic to hold you up. Hipsters in Space. ‘Captains Blog…..’
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Since im a little late to catch you for New Release Tuesdays, here’s a little something for ya.
I’ve been hearing alot about this new kid Asher Roth. He’s apparently the frat boys version of Eminem. Sounds a bit like him, but he’s been all over the net and he’s been co-signed by a lot of big names in the scene. He’s got a new album dropping next week on 4/20(haha), called ‘Asleep in the Bread Aisle’. There are more than a couple songs floating around the net. Here are a couple to sink your teeth into.

First one is called Perfectionist featuring Beenie Sigel. Click pic to download.


On this next one he goes right at all the people comparing him to Eminem. ‘As I Em’ featuring Chester French. Click pic.


A man from Staten Island named Raekwon the Chef dropped an album in 1995 called Only Built for Cuban Linx that took walkmans(remember those), CD players, clubs, cars and corners by storm. Heralded as one of the best solo efforts from the Wu camp. That album still gets heavy rotation and is in my top 5 hiphop LP’s of all time. Rae has been working hard on ‘Only Built for Cuban Linx 2’. Word is it might see the light of day this year. Here’s a new track from Rae featuring Busta Rhymes.

Death Wish. Click pic to download.

Guns and weed. Damn. I like that sticky green shit.

And for the ladies, I just saw got a hold of this new Cassie track, she’s sporting a new ‘do’, and looks like she’s getting ready for some summer madness. I can’t wait.

Must be Love featuring Diddy. Click pic to download.



Shouts my homey BAWSS in TO. I see u homey.Boogie


The Kings of Rock. The Black Beatles. The epitome of 2 turntables and a microphone. The first group to mash rock and hiphop. The hellraisers from Hollis Queens who defined a sound, and gave an image to hiphop, have been inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. Here are a couple vids of the ceremony.

First Eminem Inducts RUN DMC into the Hall of Fame.

Then the boys come up to make their acceptance speech. Run talking about Russell Simmons smoking weed and drinking screwdrivers all day is pretty funny.
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This will start your morning off right. I wish I saw this on Saturday for my ridiculous post. The Lonely Island are killing it right now. First they came with the Christmas hit ‘Dick in a Box’. Then came ‘Jizz in my Pants’, followed by ‘I’m on a boat motherfucker’ and now ‘Like a boss’ feat. Seth Rogen’. 2 minutes of straight comedy. I’ve watched it 4 times already.

Happy Monday

Make my heart sing. They make everything groovy. Hi-tops actually make my heart sing. I’ve been on a mini mission to find the Air Yeezy’s in Taipei. Its been hard as its a highly anticipated shoe, and Taipei is too far removed from the nucleus of hip for the shoes to be shipped out here. In my mission, my homey Danny from Supreme Kickz put me on to these: Nike RT1 High


Supreme Kickz is dope if your looking for a pair of kicks that you can’t find in stores here. Danny helped me get my hands on a pair of Nike Cortez before Nike decided that the shoe was cool and re-issued it to all their outlets in Asia. Danny offered me these as an alternate to the Air Yeezy. If I didn’t already have a pair of Air Jordan 1’s in black, I would DEFINITELY be buying these.


I think we all at some point in our young lives became acquainted with the book, ‘Where the Wild Things Are’. If not the book the imagery should be familiar to many. Well seems that Spike Jonze is directing a movie adaptation of the book.

‘back in the day, when I was young, I’m not a kid anymore, but some days I sit and wish I was a kid again….’

Happy Monday

I may be a little behind on these but they’re gold, none the less.
Well worth your time on both vids.

Who Cares
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Who’s gonna save my soul?

And oh yeah…
HHHT7 in Tainan this Friday. HHHT8 in Khaosiung on Saturday.

shouts to you.

biggie-smallsI was interning/working at BMG Music Canada, the Canadian parent label for Bad Boy Records, when Biggie died. We were in the process of setting up his 2nd album ‘Life After Death’. We had an advance of the album which we studied, we had swag all over the office and we were setting up listening parties and hoping we could get Biggie up to Toronto to perform for a release party. I was getting excited because i wanted to interview Biggie for the magazine I was writing for at the time. We got news through a fax from Bad Boy Records in New York that Biggie had died. My boss at the time was affected because he had met Biggie and Puff in New York, hung out with them and had the chance to see just how charismatic Biggie was in person.

Anyways, miss or dont miss him, Biggie had a talent to spit rhymes.



HHHT 7&8 Dirty South Editions soon come.

Cornel West, Eric Michael Dyson and Chuck D (of the groundbreaking Public Enemy) do an online talk show for the Source called 2 Kings and a Cipher. Their audience is the “hip hop community” (which is becoming an international one, I might add) and they do speak eloquently about social issues and the responsibility that hip hop’s mostly African American stars have to their African American brothers.  Click the logo to check out the show:


Soulja Boy’s content is not doing much to elevate consciousness for anybody, fo sho.


I do think shock appeal has its value.


That’s what Public Enemy did with albums like Fear of a Black Planet and It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold us Back. They used shock appeal to raise awareness to important issues regarding racism in America.

Big up to artists like Nas, who has defn’ly held the torch high. His song “Sly Fox” is a well-crafted indictment of Fox News and Bill O’Reilly, who dissed Nas’ appearance at a Virginia Tech memorial concert because of ‘gun references’ in his song. Talk about not seeing the forest for the trees. Nas’ metaphors come from his experience. Talking about the ghetto experience is just as important as changing it.

I ain’t no Bill Reilly but I do hear the grains of truth in what Cornel West and Michael Eric Dyson are saying about hip hop’s present state of unconsciousness. Maybe I could cast the net wider and say more artists need to pay attention to global issues in general. Climate Change is Real. Fear of a Fucked Planet. That’s my next album cover. Click on cartoon to go to Japan for Sustainability


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October 2020