Friday, October 31, 2008

If Mos Def and Wyclef Jean Were President

Halloween Flava: Michael Jackson - Thriller

Thursday, October 30, 2008


LeBron James and Jay-Z at The Q in Cleveland

Click on the link below to see the video, pictures and reviews from the Lebron James and Jay-Z's "Last Chance For Change" concert for Barack Obama :

Bonus Video: Jay-Z & Beyonce @ Power 105.1’s Powerhouse

Barack Obama on The Daily Show with John Stewart/30 Mintute Special

Daily Show

American Stories, American Solutions: (30 Minute Infomercial Video )

Obama & McCain On The Issues: Global Trade, Iraq, Iran Afghanistan, Financial Regulation

Global Trade

For all the fury that the North American Free Trade Agreement generated last winter, when Senator Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton one-upped each other in denouncing the deal and accused the other of being a closet supporter of it, trade has been less of an issue during the general election. That is not unusual: scholars say that trade hasn’t been a decisive factor in electing presidents for decades.

It is also not clear how big a gap there is between Senator Obama and Senator John McCain on Nafta, given the murky tale about a visit last year to Canada by Mr. Obama’s economic adviser, Austan D. Goolsbee, in which he was said to have reassured Canadian officials about his boss’s position. But trade is a byword for the forces of globalization, and in this broader debate, there are differences between the two. In 2005, Mr. Obama supported a bill that would have imposed a tariff on imports from China if the Chinese did not agree to revalue their currency; Mr. McCain opposed it.

Iraq and Afghanistan
Most foreign policy experts say that Senator John McCain has Senator Barack Obama on Iraq, and that Mr. Obama has Mr. McCain on Afghanistan and Pakistan. Mr. Obama’s insistence on withdrawing United States combat troops from Iraq on a fixed timeline, they say, could jeopardize gains made over the last 18 months. Still, many experts credit Mr. Obama’s argument that a fixed timeline for withdrawal would force Iraqi politicians to get their act together.

In Afghanistan, the difference between the candidates is largely rhetorical. Mr. McCain has chided Mr. Obama for suggesting that he would attack targets in Pakistan if American interests were at stake. The reality, policy experts say, is that the Bush administration, and a McCain administration, would do the same; they just wouldn’t announce it first.

During the campaign, as Iran has kept building centrifuges to produce nuclear fuel, both candidates have been less than specific about three big issues. The first is how to gain leverage against Iran: While each candidate has called for greater sanctions, neither has said how he would decide if it was time to invoke military options.

The second is what military action, if any, might work: Intelligence officials say they believe that Iran’s nuclear facilities are so well dispersed that an attack against the biggest sites might only set the nuclear program back by a few years. And neither candidate has addressed the most likely scenario: That Iran would acquire the fuel and technology for a bomb, but not build or test one. That would leave it just within the limits of the nuclear nonproliferation treaty, but poised to make a weapon on short notice.

Financial Regulation
Both candidates promise to streamline a financial regulatory system that splits enforcement powers among a half-dozen entities ranging from the Federal Reserve to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Senator Barack Obama’s comments suggest a more comprehensive overhaul, but neither senator has said which agencies might be closed or merged. Both would attempt to limit executives’ pay and tighten capital and liquidity standards for financial institutions.

Their difference on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, however, illustrates a contrast in the style they might employ in pursuit of the same general goal: While Senator John McCain would carve them up and privatize the parts, Senator Obama has emphasized that it is less important how the companies are reshaped than that the public purpose — assuring liquidity for banks to make new mortgages — is best preserved

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Obama & McCain On The Issues: Immigration, Housing, Climate Change, Russia

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored mortgage finance companies now being bailed out by the government, used their implicit guarantees of federal support to take risks that proved excessive and led to their collapse. But the vast bulk of subprime mortgages that fueled the underlying crisis were financed by their private sector rivals. Most experts agree that lax regulation was part of the problem.

The Federal Reserve, after years of refusing to clamp down on deceptive mortgages, admitted as much this year when it began drastically tightening its rules. Senator John McCain’s $300 billion proposal to buy up these mortgages and the administration’s bailout plan have both been criticized as too lenient toward irresponsible banks and Wall Street firms; proponents say that what matters is ending the crisis.

Climate Change
It is hard to see how legislation that, by design, raises the cost of energy will take hold in Congress while the economy remains in turmoil. Some environmentalists are pushing for a focus on more research or actions a president can take without legislation.

On the international front, prospects are poor for significant progress. Globally, and particularly in China and India, economies are being fueled mainly by an ever-expanding use of coal. The next president will take office just 11 months before a deadline that the world’s nations have set for a new climate treaty, a situation that many experts say almost guarantees a weak result.

Russia’s short, victorious war over Georgia in August is certain to affect American foreign policy for years to come; the dangers it highlighted were cited as a factor in Senator Barack Obama’s choice of a seasoned foreign affairs hand, Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., as his running mate. But while Senator Obama and Senator John McCain both criticize President Bush for relying on a personal relationship with Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin, and both strenuously criticize Russia’s manhandling of Georgia, there is a stark difference between them. Mr. McCain’s arguments emphasize the view that Mr. Putin was never worthy of trust. For Mr. Obama, there is no escaping the need for Russian-Western cooperation on huge problems.

Re:up Classic Covers: Ice T-Power

Before Melyssa Ford, Karrine Steffans, Vida Guerra and Lola Luv, Ice T's former wife Darlene Ortiz was the originally "Video Vixen."
20 years since its release, the image of a scantilyAdd Image clad Darlene, holding an Uzi probably still graces the walls of hip hop fans around the world. To find out more about Darlene's now and then, click here for's recent interview with the former Mrs. Ice T.

Darelene 2008

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Sneak Preview: Akron 08!

If you are interested in how the presidential election is affecting Akron, Ohio, (the home fo this blog) check the Youtube series "Akron 08" by Kevin Lockett for Lockett Media @

Below is a sneak preview featuring a lone Obama supporter at a John McCain rally in Green, Ohio.

Election 08: I Do Not Want A Black Man Running My Country"

Thanks to our friends at Keystone Progressive, here is a recent McCain rally in Pottsville, Pennsylvania .

I honestly do not understand how people who are struggling to survive can so be upset at Obama running for president, when George Bush is the person who has done great harm to this country, but at least I know where these racists stand.

But what about the people who are increasingly hiring less and less minorities?

The Labor Department recently reported recently that the national unemployment rate is 6.1%, but for African Americans, the unemployment rate is 11.4%, (19.1 for teenagers). The rate of African-American men seeking but not finding work rose to 12.9% — the highest since 1994.

Philadelphia Tribune , News Reporter Terry Johnson noted that "Some economists argue that the national Black jobless rate or employment-population ratio (the proportion of the working age population with a job) for African Americans is 42 percent of all those of working age. The translation: Almost half of all African Americans who can work aren’t working."

So as scary and ignorant as some of these people are in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, but at least we know where they stand. I can't say the same thing about the various companies across the U.S.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Obama & McCain On The Issues: Education, Foreign Policy, Health Care, Energy, Science and Technology

Health Care
The candidates’ health positions reflect the wide gulf between Senator John McCain’s devotion to free markets and Senator Barack Obama’s embrace of a larger government role. But the campaign also has revealed common ground on priorities like reducing health spending by reconfiguring the Medicare payment.
Both candidates would have to achieve significant reductions in the growth of health spending to fill budget gaps left by their proposals. Whether they can, either econometrically or politically, is speculative at best, particularly in a battered economy.

While the two candidates agree that the nation must wean itself from a $700-billion-a-year addiction to imported oil, they disagree on how to do it. Both hew fairly closely to party orthodoxy: Senator John McCain backs using the tax code to encourage oil drilling, while Senator Barack Obama would use the proceeds from a windfall profits tax on oil companies to finance alternatives and help the poor.

Although both acknowledge a need to encourage energy conservation and development of renewables, only Mr. Obama would use government mandates and tax incentives to achieve it; Mr. McCain calls such subsidies boondoggles.

KRS-One “What Makes a Great MC” Lecture

KRS-One lecture in Manhattan 2008

(Courtesy of Hypetrak)

Flashback Flava: Chubb Rock-Treat'em Right

Mary J. Blige w/ Swizz Beatz- Just Fine (Treat'em Right remix)

Mary J. Blige-Just Fine (Original)

Monday, October 27, 2008

New Flava: Kanye West-Robocop

Election 08: Obama's Closing Argument Canton, Ohio-" In One Week We Can Come Together as One Nation!"

Today , Barack Obama was in Canton, Ohio, which is 20 minutes from the home of the Hip Hop Flavas blog in Akron, Ohio.

Thanks to our friends at TheProgressiveDaily here is the last few minutes of his speeech, which electrified the Northeast Ohio audience.

-Kevin Lockett

Election 08 Shocker! Anchorage Daily News in Alaska Endorses Obama For President

She shoots moose. She's a hockey mom. She's Elizabeth Hasslebeck's (The View) new BFF.

Yet, even with those credentials for vice president, Governor Sarah Palin's newspaper in Alaska , the Anchorage Daily News endorsed Barak Obama for president.

This shocking turn of events is another hit on the McCain-Palin ticket, who has only received 69 newspaper endorsements compared to 170 for Obama-Biden.

Below is piece of the Anchorage Daily News endorsement:

"Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee, brings far more promise to the office. In a time of grave economic crisis, he displays thoughtful analysis, enlists wise counsel and operates with a cool, steady hand. The same cannot be said of Sen. McCain.

....Gov. Palin has shown the country why she has been so successful in her young political career. Passionate, charismatic and indefatigable, she draws huge crowds and sows excitement in her wake. She has made it clear she's a force to be reckoned with, and you can be sure politicians and political professionals across the country have taken note. Her future, in Alaska and on the national stage, seems certain to be played out in the limelight.

Yet despite her formidable gifts, few who have worked closely with the governor would argue she is truly ready to assume command of the most important, powerful nation on earth. To step in and juggle the demands of an economic meltdown, two deadly wars and a deteriorating climate crisis would stretch the governor beyond her range. Like picking Sen. McCain for president, putting her one 72-year-old heartbeat from the leadership of the free world is just too risky at this time".

Read the entire endoresment here:

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Respect The DJ: TIm Westwood- Interview with Africa Bambaataa BBC Radio 1Xtra

Due to the great tremendous support we receive from the U.K., This segement of the"Respect The DJ" series features UK DJ Tim Westwood. Westwood is regarded as one of most influential Hip Hop DJ's in Europe and the U.K.

Unlike someone like Pete Rock who is lauded for is production skills, Westwood's influence is by way of his interviewing skills.

If you are a rapper or R&B artist in the U.S, one the first radio shows you go to in Europe is Tim Westood's radio show on BBC Radio 1Xtra , (you can also hear his show on on Sirius).

Below is a recent interview Westwood conducted with Africa Bambaataa .

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Barry Michael Cooper Parallels Obama To Rap, McCain To Rock

Barry Michael Cooper, who was the screenwriter for Above The Rim and New Jack City, wrote a piece that involves Obama and Hip Hop on his Huffington Post blog.

"..Barack Obama is the greatest MC of all time. The DNC's Master of Ceremony's skills of Moving the Crowd have never been more evident than on the night of August 28th, 2008 in Denver's Invesco Stadium. It was the night Barack Obama fulfilled Martin Luther King's dream, and accepted the Democratic National Party's nomination for President. I wonder what went through his mind before he took the stage that night. Was it Jigga, as Obama mentally scrolled through his list of detractors in the media and politics, who tried to clown him by deifying him?: "I never claimed to have wings on/I get my/by any means on/when there's a drought/get your umbrellas out/that's when I brainstorm."

Eric B and Rakim-Move The Crowd

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Election 08:Runway to Change

Memebers of the Hip Hop community are using their clothing companies to help the raise funds for the Obama camapign.

Fashion items and accessories designed by the clothing compaies of Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams and Russell Simmons have been added to the Runway To Change program.

The program features shirts and accessories designed by Beyonce and Tina Knowles, Rachel Roy and high-end designers such as Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang and Diane von Furstenberg.

For more info go to:

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

New Flava: Heavy D- Long Distance Girlfriend , Mos Def and More

Heavy D was recently on Jamie Foxx's show on Sirius Radio talking about his new album Vibes.

If you are still looking for the polka dotted "Overweight Lover"with the new jack beats, those days are over. Instead, The Hevster has created an album based on his Jamacian roots.

The first single off of the album "Vibes" is the breezy reggae single "Long Distance Girlfriend" which is based on Heavy D's father who would come to America to work then come back home to Jamacia to see Hev's mom.

In fact, "Vibes" is chuck full upbeat and slow Jamacian music that Heavy D has always dabbled with in the past, but now has embraced in full rasta glory.

Heavy D- Long Distance Girlfriend (Clean version)

Heavy D ft. Barrington Levy -Love Me Like This

Bonus Music:

Mos Def - Life In Marvelous Times
(Mos Def's album "The Ecstatic" drops November 25th

Q-Tip ft Eve - Getting Up Remix
(Q-Tip's Renasiance drops November 4th)

Mister Cee’s 4 Hour Biggie Tribute

Sadat X Feat DJ Boes & AG The Hustla - Trouble

D.I.T.C. Feat D-Flow - Mad Live

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Fashion Flava: Posdnous Talks About De La Soul- Nike Shoe Line

Since “3 feet High and Rising” I have been a listener to this man and his crew of some the illest Implementation of sampling and inventors of the skit.

He carries different names at times and also in the inventor of the Hip Hop Quotable as well. He has been a one of Hip Hops most dynamic Emcee’s while remaining humble and respected by his peers. He also has a shoe fetish like most of us, and even has his own Nike SB Dunk to prove it. Revolutionary and Innovative in every sense of the word the man has been a Influence on us with out you even knowing it. Ladies and Gentlemen of Nice Kicks I give you Posdnous from De La soul. (Continue reading…) (Courtesy of Nice Kicks)

Friday, October 24, 2008

New York Times Endorses Barack Obama For President

"The United States is battered and drifting after eight years of President Bush’s failed leadership.

He is saddling his successor with two wars, a scarred global image and a government systematically stripped of its ability to protect and help its citizens — whether they are fleeing a hurricane’s floodwaters, searching for affordable health care or struggling to hold on to their homes, jobs, savings and pensions in the midst of a financial crisis that was foretold and preventable.

As tough as the times are, the selection of a new president is easy. After nearly two years of a grueling and ugly campaign, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois has proved that he is the right choice to be the 44th president of the United States."

Read the full endorsment here:

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Mentally Unstable Soldiers Redeployed to Iraq

(ABC News) More than 600,000 Americans have served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"Psychological trauma is cumulative," explained Dr. Paul Ragan, a former Navy psychiatrist who is an associate professor of psychiatry at Vanderbilt University. More deployments can mean more mental stress, and for some, more mental illnesses, he said.

Army surveys show that for those soldiers deployed once, the rate of anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder is 12 percent. For those deployed three or more times, the rate is 27 percent.

"People who have psychiatric symptoms, actively symptomatic with PTSD or depression, are being sent back to the very situation that caused their PTSD and depression," Ragan said.

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Rare Gems: Pete Rock & CL Smooth - “Rare Tracks”

1 Searching (Remix)
2 Take You There (Remix)
3 Lots of Lovin’ (Remix)
4 I Got a Love (Remix)
5 It’s Not a Game
6 Mecca & the Soul Brother (Wig Out Mix)
7 Creator
8 Straighten It Out (Vocal Remix)
9 They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) (Vibes Mix)
10 Get on the Mic (Remix)
11 Take You There [9th Wonder Remix]

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I am Joe Spartacus, The Tiger Woods of Plumbing

This whole "Joe The Plumber" thing is getting out of hand. In a desperate, but interesting move, John McCain's campaign asked people to upload videos for their "I am Joe"ad, its sort of feels like Nike's "I am Tiger Woods" commercial back in the day or better yet, Kirk Douglas' "I am Spartacus" scene.

"I am Joe" is smart from a viral video perspective and I'm sure these folks feel like they are doing a good thing, but don't they realize that John McCain is a wealthy dude who's using the old Republican trick of "my friends, even though I'm rich and my running mate has spent over $150,000 in clothes and makeup, we're really one of you" plan.

The ironic thing is that John McCain and Sarah Palin were in Ohio this week, but there was no sign of the real "Joe The Plumber."

Hmmm, wouldn't you think if John McCain and Sarah Palin were really fond of "Joe The Plumber," he would take him to his tour stops in Ohio and bring him on stage?

I guess Joe found some plumbing work OR maybe he's just being used as a political football to score some desperate votes with the other "Joes" in the U.S.

I guess we''ll find out how many "Joes" will actually vote for John McCain on November 4th.

Kevin Lockett

I am Joe

I am Tiger Woods

I am Spartacus

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DVD Flava: Wu: The Story of the Wu Tang Clan Trailer

The documentary Wu: The Story of the Wu Tang Clan featuring The RZA, The GZA , Ol' Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, Ghostface , Method Man, Masta Killaand U-God comes out on DVD November 18th.

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Wu-Tang Clan - Legend Of The Wu-Tang/Wu-Tang Clan's Greatest Hits

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Breaking News: LeBron James, Jay-Z to host rally for Obama

CLEVELAND (AP) — NBA superstar LeBron James and Grammy-winning recording artist Jay-Z want people to get out early to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

James and Jay-Z will host a rally Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland which will include a free concert by the hip-hop star. James attended a Cleveland rally earlier this month to encourage people to vote for Obama.

He's also contributed $20,000 to a committee supporting the presidential nominee. Two free tickets per person are available on a first-come, first-served basis at Obama headquarters across Northeast Ohio. Tickets will be available starting at noon Friday.
Campaign for Change offices are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Call 216-322-0548 for details.

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Flava Tip: Daylight Savings November 2nd 2008

Here's a lil' tip for y'all.
Next Sunday, November 2nd is Daylight Savings Time.
So unless your clocks reset themselves,
turn your them back @ 2AM.

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Election 08: Rolling Stone-John McCain-Make-Believe Maverick

Last month, Rolling Stone Magazine had a great in-depth article on the life of Senator John Sidney McCain III. Here are few nuggets:

+ Allegedly a hard drinker and womanizer, McCain was so bad in military school that he finished 5th from the bottom of his class.
While most students would have been expelled for challenging their superiors, McCain was always safe due to the fact both his father and grandfather were admirals.

+ Like George W. Bush, John McCain allegedly has daddy issues. In his case, McCain was always had need to prove that he could be more successful than his father and grandfather.

+ Although he crashed three fighter planes during his military history, he was still allowed to fly a fighter plane in Vietnam, when in actually he was not qualified to do so.

+ Allegedly, all of the soldiers were given the choice to leave the P.O.W. camp in Vietnam early, but they all refused, not just McCain

+ in late 1970s McCain was really tight with Ronald and Nancy Reagan until he divorced his former beauty queen wife Carol (who was crippled in an auto accident in the late 1960s). A few weeks after the divorce, McCain married former USC cheerleader Cindy Hensley, (Cindy McCain is the daughter of a multimillionaire Anheuser-Busch distributor in Arizona and her worth is estimated around $100 million).

Shocked by the divorce, McCain's relationship with the Regans cooled and Nancy Reagan hired McCain's ex-wife to work for her in the White House.

+ McCain is now using the same Bush team that allegedly spread the word in South Carolina that he had a "black baby." In reality, Cindy adopted a young girl from Bangladesh.

The article is quite lengthy, but its pretty good. Check it out.

R&B Flava: Musiq Soulchild - If U Leave (Feat. Mary J. Blige)

Musiq Soulchild - If You Leave (Feat. Mary J. Blige)

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Election 08: More Newspapers That Backed Bush in 2004 Are Now For Obama

Obama speaking to nearly 100,000 St. Louis supporters on Saturday.

Recently, Utah’s Salt Lake Tribune newspaper endorsed Senator Barack Obama for president. Part of their reasoning of choosing Obama over John McCain is due to the Arizona senator’s choice of Sarah Palin as his V.P. :

“...More than any single factor, McCain's bad judgment in choosing the inarticulate, insular and ethically challenged Palin disqualifies him for the presidency… Obama has shown the temperament, judgment, intellect and political acumen that are essential in a president that would lead the United States out of the crises created by President Bush, a complicit Congress and our own apathy".

This is an amazing endorsement by the Salt Lake Tribune because in the 2004 election, President Bush carried Utah with close to 72% of the vote (his best showing anywhere).

As of October 21, 2008, Obama now leads John McCain 121-42 in editorial endorsements, (in 2004, John Kerry slightly edge out George W. Bush in endorsements by 213 to 205).

Including the Salt Lake Tribune, at least 26 newspapers that backed Bush in 2004 are now behind Obama.

This list includes: The Chicago Tribune, (which never back a Democratic in its 150 year existence) The Denver Post, Houston Chronicle, New York's Daily News, Chicago Sun-Times, The Canton Repository (Ohio) Kansas City Star, Naples Daily-News, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Hamilton Journal-News (Ohio) which summed up their switch best by stating:

“…The election of Obama on Nov. 4 does not guarantee that he will be able to deliver immediately on the ambitious agenda of change that he has been discussing and developing with Americans for the past 20 months. Nor will his selection solve the world's economic crisis. But electing Obama next month does declare to the entire world that a new, positive and optimistic course has been set for America, with attainable and desirable goals that will lift up the 305 million people who call this country home”.

Well said.

Kevin Lockett

Election 08: Muslim McCain Fans Confront Intolerance At Rally

"At a John McCain rally in Woodbridge, Virginia, three people handed out "Obama for Change" bumper stickers with the Communist sickle and hammer and the Islamic crescent, saying Obama was a socialist with ties to radical Islam. Several moderate McCain supporters, Muslim and Christian alike, struck back". From: AmericanNewsProject

'70s comedian Rudy Ray Moore dies in Akron

AKRON: Rudy Ray Moore, a raunchy 1970s comedian who played the title role of a flashy pimp in the movie ''Dolemite' and influenced a generation of rappers (Beastie Boys, 2 Live Crew, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes and Big Daddy Kane), has died. He was 81.

Moore died Sunday evening at an Akron nursing home from complications of diabetes, said his brother, Gerald Moore. Services will be held in Akron and Spokane, Wash., where his mother and other family members live, he said.

The interesting thing is that the Hip Hop Flavas blog and radio show is based in Akron,Ohio and far as I can tell, no one knew that Mr. Moore was in a nursing home here, which is sad becasue I'm sure quite a few people would have stopped by to see him before his recent illness.
R.I. P. Dolemite!

Eminem's First Sit Down Interview In Over 4 Years

Eminem's First Sit Down Interview In Over 4 Years: Has No Desire For Fame. Speaks On Working With Dr. Dre, Taking Drugs, The Good & The Bad Times, & More! (Courtesy of World Star Hip Hop)

Eminem - I’m Having a relapse freestyle

Monday, October 20, 2008

Election 08: L.A. Times Endorses Obama

Barack Obama with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

(Los Angeles Times)
Barack Obama for President
"He is the competent, confident leader who represents the aspirations of the nation".

"...We need a leader who demonstrates thoughtful calm and grace under pressure, one not prone to volatile gesture or capricious pronouncement. We need a leader well-grounded in the intellectual and legal foundations of American freedom.

Yet we ask that the same person also possess the spark and passion to inspire the best within us: creativity, generosity and a fierce defense of justice and liberty. The Times without hesitation endorses Barack Obama for president."

Read the rest here:,0,5198206.story

Akron Beacon Journal's Endoresement of Barack Obama:

Newspapers endorsing John McCain: New York Post , Boston Herald, Washington DC Examiner

Jam Master Jay [Documentary][R.I.P 1965-2002]

Election 08: More Hatred at a Palin Rally in Johnstown, PA

Remember the guy last week with the Obama monkey, well there is more footage from the same Palin rally in Johnston, PA.

The ignorant thing about these people is that Barack Obama's tax plan would actually help them. Also, there was mention in the clip that they are against socialism. Do they actually know what socialism means? Given the intelligence of the crowd, I'm going to say no.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Erykah Badu Announces Third Pregnancy

(New Times, Broward Palm Beach) "So it's now official that R&B singer Erykah Badu is carrying her third child. During a recent concert in Texas, the Dallas-born chanteuse announced that she is in fact pregnant again...and it looks like the father is Jay Electronica", (pictured above).

Jay Electronica freestyle

Jay Electronica from stay dougie on Vimeo.

Erykah Badu-Honey

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Election 08: Washington Post Endorses Obama For President

"...But Mr. Obama's temperament is unlike anything we've seen on the national stage in many years. He is deliberate but not indecisive; eloquent but a master of substance and detail; preternaturally confident but eager to hear opposing points of view. He has inspired millions of voters of diverse ages and races, no small thing in our often divided and cynical country. We think he is the right man for a perilous moment."

Friday, October 17, 2008

Breaking News: The Four Tops' Levi Stubbs dies at 72

Levi Stubbs, whose distinctive, rough-hewn voice and pleading vocal style elevated the Four Tops' soul classics to masterpieces, died today at his Detroit home. He was 72. The Michigan native had been in ill health since being diagnosed with cancer in 1995. A stroke and other health problems led him to stop touring in 2000.

The Temptations vs the Four Tops

Re-Up: Green Lantern + Russell Simmons - Yes We Can (Mixtape)

It took awhile, but here is Green Lantern and Russell Simmons' mixtape for the Obama camapign.

1. Intro2. David Banner,Busta Rhymes,Talib Kweli “Black President” Rmx pt1 *3. Barack Obama “Stand Up”*4. Nas Speaks on Politics5. Styles P and Cassidy “Make It Out”*6. Jay-z Speaks “The American Dream”7. Barack Obama “One Mic, One People”8. Russell Simmons Speaks on Obama9. Joe Budden,Twista,John Mayer “Waiting on the World to Change 2008″10. Angie Martinez “Yes We Need A Mixtape!!”11. Kanye West,Malik Yusef “Promised land12. Wale,Rhymefest,Christina K, Royce 5′9 “Black President” RMX Pt2*13. Barack Obama “My Life”*14. Jay-z “Lick a Shot”*15. Russell Simmons on Change16. Wyclef “Obama for President”17. Charles Hamilton “The Moment”18. Find ur Dreams (interlude) *19. George Bush’s Highlight Reel20. Mikkey Halsted “King George” *21. Obama on Hip-Hop22. Joel Ortiz feat Dante Hawkins “Letter To Obama” *23. Akon , U.M. “Aint No Sunshine” *24. Qadir, Dwayne (Invasion) “Its My Time25. Johnny Polygon (Invasion),Amanda Diva “Colorblind” *26. Mavado “We Need Barack” *27. Jay-Z / Gabe Real “What We Need” (Speech)28. Qadir “Yes We Can” Outro

Election 08: Obama Meets Joe The Plumber /McCain on Letterman/Obama & McCain Stand-Up

Today we have election clips galore! First up is the full clip of Obama meeting "Joe The Plumber, followed by David Letterman blasting John McCain on the "Late Show with David Letterman " and finally we have Obama and McCain roasting each other at the Alfred E. Smith dinner.

(Washington Post) "Joe the Plumber is not exactly a plumber, he's not even close to making the kind of money that would result in higher taxes from Democrat Barack Obama's proposals and has such an aversion to taxes that a lien was filed against him by the state of Ohio"

McCain/Letterman Have Spirited Exchange

Both Obama and Mccain did a pretty good job roasting each other at the Alfred E. Smith Dinner. Obama was funnier, but you could tell some of the jokes he told made him feel slightly uncomfortable.

Barack Obama- Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner

John McCain - Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner

Elction 08: Colin Powell Endorses Barack Obama on Meet The Press/Blasts McCain's Negative Smear Campaign


Colin Powell Eviscerates McCain's Negative Smear Campaign

Cinematic Flava: Oliver Stone's "W" Opens Today

Directed by Oliver Stone (Platoon, Wall Steet), W stars Josh Brolin (Grind House, No Country For Old Man) as President George W. Bush .

"W." reaveals how Bush went from someone whom his own family didn't think he would accomplish anything in his life to the leader of the free world.

"W" Cast
Josh Brolin as George W. Bush
Elizabeth Banks as Laura Bush
Thandie Newton as Condoleezza Rice
James Cromwell as George H. W. Bush
Richard Dreyfuss as Dick Cheney
Scott Glenn as Donald Rumsfeld[2]
Jeffrey Wright as Colin Powell[2]
Toby Jones as Karl Rove

Trailer # 1

Trailer # 2

Trailer # 3

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Election 08: "Im Afraid If Barack Obama Wins. The Blacks Will Take Over"

Folks, I just want you to let you know that even though there are still elements ofprejudice and racism in my home state of Ohio, even I have been shocked by some of these clips. During a Sarah Palin rally in Ohio, Casey Kauffman talked to some Republican supporters about Senator Obama and the answers these people give are crazy and sad at the same time.

The funny thing is that Kauffman is from AlJazeera English, The world's first English language news channel to have its headquarters in the Middle East.

I wonder what would've happened if these folks knew he worked for an organization called AlJazeera?

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TV Flava: David Allen Grier's Chocolate News Airs Tonight

After watching the last Obama-McCain presidential debate, check out David Allen Grier's Chocolate News on Comedy Central. The "In Living Color" meets The "Daily Show John Stewart" comedy airs tonight at 10:3pm.

Elction 08: Mick Boogie's Yes We Can T-Shirt and Mixtape

Buy Dope Couture & Mick Boogie's Can I Kick It / Yes We Can" limited edition tee.

Also, Mick and his crew along with Daytona, 6th Sense, Mekka Don created an Obama mixtape featuring artsists like Kanye as well as some of Obama's favorite songs.
Can We Kick It Yes We Can Mixtape

Election 08: Sarah Palin Supporter Shows A Racist Obama Monkey!

Palin supporter displays racist Obama Monkey and flaunts it outside of Palin rally in Johnstown , Pennsylvania. October 11, 2008.

Re-Up-Mixtape Flava: Just Blaze - 90's Flava v.1

DJ JUST BLAZE - 90'S FLAVA VOL. 101. Main Source - Atom02. Main Source - Looking At The Front Door03. A Tribe Called Quest - Footprints04. De La Soul - Simply Havin05. New Edition - Once In A Lifetime Groove06. Brand Nubian - Allah And Justice07. Brand Nubian - Steal Ya Ho08. Positive K - Flower Grows In Brooklyn09. Grand Daddy I U - Something New10. Intelligent Hoodlum - Live And Direct From The House Of Hits11. Marley Marl feat. Craig G - Droppin Science12. Das EFX - Caught In Da Ak13. Das EFX - Clap Ya Hands14. LL Cool J - Pink Cookies In A Plastic Bag15. Mobb Deep - Just Step16. Jeru The Damaja - Whateva17. Big L - Put It On Em18. Artifacts - What Goes On19. Da Youngstas - Crewz Pop20. Illegal - On The Mic21. Jamal - Fades Em All (Pete Rock Remix)22. OGC - Hurrican Starrung23. Black Moon - I Got Cha Opin24. Flipmode Squad - I Got Cha Opin Pt. 225. Black Moon - Six Feet Deep26. Black Moon - Act Like You Want It27. Busta Rhymes - Abandon Ship28. A Tribe Called Quest - Verses From The Abstract29. Pete Rock & CL Smooth - In The House30. RA The Rugged Man - Every Record Label Sucks Dick31. Milkbone - Keep It Real32. Mood - Karma33. Erule - Listen Up34. Kris Kross feat. Redman - Tonight's Da Night (Remix)35. Too Short - Buy You Some36. D'Angelo - Dreamy Eyes Of Mine37. PMD - Rugged N' Raw38. PMD - It's The Pee '9739. Xzibit - Paparazzi40. L The Head Toucha - Too Complex41. Method Man - Untitled42. Natural Elements - Lyrical Tactics43. Natural Elements - Hemlock44. AZ - Gimmie Yours45. Wu Deep - Shook Ones Blend46. Ini - Fakin Jax (Remix)47. Mobb Deep - Untitled48. Tevin Campbell - Tomorrow (Just Blaze Remix)49. OC - Far From Yours50. Nas - It Ain't Hard To Tell (Demo)51. Just Blaze - Clientel/Life Of Mine

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Election 08: Obama and McCain On Taxes

(Washington Post) "According to a new analysis by the Tax Policy Center, a joint project of the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution, Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain are both proposing tax plans that would result in cuts for most American families. Obama's plan gives the biggest cuts to those who make the least, while McCain would give the largest cuts to the very wealthy.

For the approximately 147,000 families that make up the top 0.1 percent of the income scale, the difference between the two plans is stark. While McCain offers a $269,364 tax cut, Obama would raise their taxes, on average, by $701,885 - a difference of nearly $1 million".

In hood terms, under Obama's plan if you don't have a lot of bank, you will get a nice tax return. However, if you are rolling with the big dogs like Oprah or Lebron, you're going to have to pay some money back to the goverment.

Under McCain's plan, if you're 50 Cent or Diddy, you will still keep a lot of your money, while those who are middle class or poor will receive very little in their tax returns.

New Flava: Q-Tip-Move

Monday, October 13, 2008 Names Eminem Best Rapper Alive

Recently had an NCAA -like bracket on who is the "Best Rapper Alive." After the dust settled, Eminem beat Jay-Z 69% to 31%.

Although I think Slim Shady and Hov should be in the discussion of the "Best Rapper Alive," the last time I checked Rakim, Chuck D , KRS One and Big Daddy Kane are still alive. But unlike some hip hop purists, I am not an Eminem hater.

I think Marshall Mathers is one of most underrated MC's of his time. The thing that separates Em from the rest of the pack is that he is not afraid to open himself emotionally to the masses.

Its one thing to be a great wordsmith or to rhyme with grand bravado, but the ability to raise the curtain and let everyone into your life is not an easy thing to do; for the exception of 2Pac, Em is one of few rappers to do this effectively, (I think this why LL Cool J is hardly mentioned in the "Best Rapper" debates, because even though he is one greatest rappers ever, I think people knows "Ladies Love Cool James", but they still do not know James Todd Smith).
Now do I think Emeniem the best rapper alive, it's hard to say.

I like Mr. Carter (Shawn, sorry Weezy), I think Nas is another rapper who takes a lot of chances lyrically and through they might not be the best rappers alive, you cannot deny the lyrical skills of Common, Q-Tip, Pos and Dave from De la Soul , Andre 3000 (whose word play is vastly underrated) Kanye West, MC Lyte, a pre-breakdown Lauryn Hill, Black Thought from the Roots and underground rappers like MC Asheru.

But check out the brackets below and tell us not just on who is the great rapper alive, but also who should've been on and off the initial list of 64.
--Kevin Lockett

Album Flava: Guru - Jazzmatazz Vol. 4

The Gangstarr front man presents another stellar nugget of hip hop and jazz.

1. Cuz I'm Jazzy (Feat. Slum Village)2. State of Clarity (Feat. Common & Bob James)3. Stand Up [Some Things'll Never Change] (Feat. Damian Marley)4. Look to the Sun [Solar]5. Connection (Feat. Kem)6. Fine and Free (Feat. Vivian Green) 7. Wait on Me (Feat. Raheem DeVaughn)8. International (Feat. Bobby Valentino)9. This is Art (Feat. Ronnie Laws)10. Fly Magnetic (Feat. Dionne Farris)11. The Jazz Style (Feat. Omar)12. Follow the Signs (Feat. Shelley Harland)13. Universal Struggle (Feat. Brownman)14. Infinite (Feat. Blackalicious)15. Kissed the World (Feat. Caron Wheeler)16. Living Legend (Feat. David Sanborn)

(Courtesy of Die, Shadow Man, Die!)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Worst Kept Secret of The Year: Beyonce Admits She Married Jay-Z

(People Magazine) "Six months after marrying Jay-Z, Beyonce is at last revealing details about their top-secret wedding.

"What Jay and I have is real. It's not about interviews or getting the right photo op. It's real," the singer, 27, tells Essence magazine in its November issue".

Next month in Essence, Oprah's a billionaire.

Beyoncé Knowles - Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)

Beyonce-If I Were A Boy

Barack & Curtis: Manhood, Power & Respect By Byron Hurt

Filmmaker and activist, Byron Hurt has a new short film, entitled, Barack and Curtis. Hurt had previously directed the critically acclaimed documntary, Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, which looked into the negativity, violence and misogyny of Hip Hop. The new film deals with black masculinity with two vastly different figures, Barack Obama and Curtis’ 50 Cent’ Jackson.

New Flava: Kidz In The Hall – Love Hangover (Feat. Estelle)

UK Flava: Tim Westwood Interview w/ Jaz-Z

Jay-Z speaks to the BBC Radio DJ about The Nets, the Fat Joe/DJ Khaled diss song “He Asked For It” and his performance for the reopening of the Hollywood Palladium.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Man and Wife For Obama: Saul Williams & Persia White

Poet/Writer Saul Williams and his wife actress Persia White (Girlfriends) take part in Shepard Faireys “Vote For Change” Shoot at Subliminal Projects gallery on Tuesday in Los Angeles, California.
The social concious duo has been married since February 29, 2008.

Saul Williams - The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust
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Friday, October 10, 2008

Election 08: Some Ohioans at McCain-Palin Rally Believes Obama is a Terrorist

This is by far one of the most disturbing videos I have seen in a long time.

Recently, John McCain and Sarah Palin held a rally in Strongsville, Ohio. A guy named Tim who runs the YouTube channel bloggerinterrupted went to the rally and asked some of the attendees a few questions, including if they thought Barack Obama is a terrorist.

To my dismay, there were several people who thought Obama was a terrorist or at least had terrorist leanings.

This video is disturbing, not just because of the pure ignorance of these of people, but the fact that these people are from Ohio. This blog is based in Akron, Ohio and to paraphrase Natalie Maines from the Dixie Chicks, I am embarrassed that these people are from Ohio.

For the past few presidential elections, Ohio has been seen as a red state that has voted for George Bush twice. While the middle and southern parts of Ohio are usually red, Northeast, Ohio where I live is definitely blue.

Akron is a Democratic city as is Cleveland, but you have suburban pockets of Northeast Ohio like Strongsville that at times leans Republican.

Look, if you are a Republican that's fine, but the fact there are people in not just Ohio, but across the U.S. that believes Barack Obama is a Muslim terrorist is sheer stupidity. If Barack Obama was really terrorist, wouldn't the CIA or FBI say: "hey folks, a terrorist is running for president!"
These claims that Obama is a terrorist are not new, but its has been flamed as of late by McCain and Palin who are now asking "Who is The Real Obama?" or questioning his relationship with William Ayres, a Chicago college professor who was a radical back in the 1960s.

This coded form of racism is dangerous because McCain-Palin are only doing this because they are slipping in the polls. However, once the election is over, Sarah Palin will go back shooting moose in Alaska and John McCain will live in one of his many homes and drive his fleet of cars.

However, there will be a segment out there who will still believe the government is being run by a Muslim terrorist, which could lead to more death threats for Obama or worse yet an assassination attempt.

The interesting thing is that Obama seems unfazed by the terrorist continues to reaffirms his ability to stay cool and focused during tense times, which one needs to be a successful leader.

But take a few minutes and watch the video and tell us what you think.

--Kevin Lockett

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Election 08:'Rednecks for Obama' want to bridge yawning culture gap

SAINT LOUIS, Missouri (AFP) - When Barack Obama's campaign bus made a swing through Missouri in July, the unlikeliest of supporters were waiting for him -- or rather two of them, holding the banner: "Rednecks for Obama."

In backing the first African-American nominee of a major party for the US presidency, the pair are on a grassroots mission to bridge a cultural gap in the United States and help usher their preferred candidate into the White House.

?uestlove (The Roots)-The Funky Drummer vol. 3 & 4 Mixtape

This one the best mixtapes ever by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon's musical conductor!

?uestlove, The Funky Drummer vol. 3″

“She’s Always In My Hair” by D’Angelo
From the album Class of ‘98 (1998)
Featuring ?uestlove [Discogs]
“Fell In Love With a Boy” by Joss Stone
From the album The Soul Sessions (2003)
Production/drums by ?uestlove [Discogs]
Featuring Angie Stone (backing vocals)
“Change Your World” by Anthony Hamilton
From the album Ain’t Nobody Worryin’ (2005)
Co-produced/drums by ?uestlove [Discogs]
“Loving Me 4 Me” by Christina Aguilera
From the album Stripped (2002)
Drums by ?uestlove [Discogs]
“Tug of War” by Nikka Costa
From the album Everybody Got Their Something (2001)
Drums by ?uestlove [Discogs]
“War” by Dilated Peoples
From the album Expansion Team (2001)
Produced and written by ?uestlove [Discogs]
“Hold Tight” by Skillz
From the album The Million Dollar Backpack (2008)
Produced by ?uestlove [Discogs]
Featuring Black Thought
“I’ll Bee Dat!” by Redman
From the album Doc’s Da Name 2000 (1998)
Co-written by ?uestlove [Discogs]; Features a sample of Beenie Man’s “Who Am I Sim Simma” (Drums by ?uestlove)
“Sexual Revolution” by Macy Gray
From the album The Id (2001)
Drums/percussion by ?uestlove [Discogs]
“I Can’t Wait” by Jaguar Wright
From the album Denials Delusions and Decisions (2002)
Produced by ?uestlove [Discogs]
Featuring Bilal
“Maybe” by N*E*R*D
From the album Fly or Die (2004)
Drums by ?uestlove [Discogs]
Featuring Lenny Kravitz
“Be Still My Beating Heart” by The Randy Watson Experience
From the album Rewind! 5 (2006)
Mixed by (assistant) ?uestlove [Discogs]
Featuring Nikki Jean
“Jimi Was a Rock Star” by Common
From the album Electric Circus (2002)
Production/drums by ?uestlove [Discogs]
Featuring Erykah Badu

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?uestlove - “The Funky Drummer: Volume Four”

“A Song for Assata” by Common
From the album Like Water For Chocolate (2000)
Drums by ?uestlove [Discogs]
Featuring Cee-Lo
“Africa” by D’Angelo
From the album Voodoo (2000)
Drums by ?uestlove [Discogs]
“Hey Young World Part 2” by Macy Gray
From the album Ain’t Nobody Worryin’ (2005)
Co-production/mixing/drums/percussion by ?uestlove [Discogs]
Featuring Slick Rick
“Water No Get Enemy” by Various Artists
From the album Red Hot + Riot (2002)
Produced by ?uestlove [Discogs]
Featuring D’Angelo, Femi Kuti, Macy Gray, Roy Hargrove, Nile Rodgers, The Soultronics & Positive Force
“Ominira” by Angélique Kidjo
From the album Black Ivory Soul (2002)
Drums by ?uestlove [Discogs]
“Lift Your Fist” by Guru
From the album Jazzmatazz Vol. 3 (Streetsoul) (2000)
Production/drums/keyboard by ?uestlove [Discogs]
Featuring The Roots
“Burnin’ and Lootin’” by Bob Marley
From the album Chant Down Babylon (1999)
Drums by ?uestlove [Discogs]
Featuring The Roots
“Between Me, You & Liberation” by Common
From the album Electric Circus (2002)
Production/drums by ?uestlove [Discogs]
Featuring Cee-Lo
“Lesson, No. 4” by The Philadelphia Experiment
From the album The Philadelphia Experiment (2001)
Drums by ?uestlove [Discogs]
“Green Eyes” by Erykah Badu
From the album Mama’s Gun (2000)
Drums by ?uestlove [Discogs]
(Courtesy of UniverSOUL Productions)
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AIG Executives Throw Posh $440,000 Spa Party After Receiving Bailout

AIG chief executive
Edward Liddy claims the retreat was
"standard practice in our industry".

(Newsday) American International Group Inc. spent $440,000 for a spa retreat for AIG executives just days after the company received a federal bailout.AIG executives had spa treatments, banquets and golf outings, according to lawmakers investigating the insurance company's meltdown.

AIG sent its executives to the coastal St. Regis resort south of Los Angeles even as the company tapped into an $85 billion loan from the government it needed to stave off bankruptcy. The resort tab included $23,380 worth of spa treatments for AIG employees, according to invoices the resort turned over to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

UK Man Shot Three Times For Wearing Barack Obama T-shirt

A man told today how he was shot three times in a London street for wearing a Barack Obama T-shirt.

Dube Egwuatu was buying a mobile telephone top-up card in an off-licence when the gunman confronted him and glared at the top, which carries an image of the Democrat US presidential candidate underneath the legend 'Believe'.

The man then launched into a tirade of racist slurs, shouting 'I f***ing hate n*****s' and urging 36-year-old Mr Egwuatu to leave the shop with him.

?uestlove (The Roots) - The Funky Drummer: Volume 1 & 2 Mixtape

Jimmy Fallon's favaorite dropped this great two disc set in 2008!

Part 2
1. “Geto Heaven Part Two” by Common From the album Like Water For Chocolate (2000)Production/drums by ?uestloveFeaturing D'Angelo2. “Clarity” by John Mayer From the album Heavier Things (2003)Drums by ?uestlove3. “How Sad” by Jazzyfatnastees From the album The Once and Future (1999)Produced by ?uestlove4. “Forgiveness" by Macy Gray From the album The Id (2001)Percussion by ?uestlove5. “Get Him Back” by Fiona Apple From the album Extraordinary Machine (2005)Drums by ?uestlove6. “All I” by Jill Scott From the album The Real Thing: Words And Sounds Vol. 3 (2007)Drums by ?uestlove7. “In Time (MAW Mix)” by V From the album Phil Asher Presents Soul In The House (2004)Drums by ?uestlove8. “Geek in the Pink” by Jason MrazFrom the album Mr. A-Z (2005)Produced by ?uestlove9. “Happy in the Morning” by Nikka Costa From the album Can'tneverdidnothin' (2005)Drums by ?uestlove10. “Can I Get A... [Unplugged]” by Jay-Z From the album Unplugged (2001)Produced/drums by ?uestlove11. “Number One” by Pharrell & The YessirsFrom the album Out of My Mind (2005/2007)Drums by ?uestloveFeaturing Kanye West12. “In Liquid Form *I.Q "I Think..."” by Schoolz of Thought From the album From Thought to Finish (2003)Produced by ?uestlove13. “Talk to You (Lil' Darlin')” by Talib Kweli From the album Quality (2002)Drums by ?uestloveFeaturing Bilal14. “Miles Hit” by The Philadelphia Experiment From the album The Philadelphia Experiment (2001)Drums by ?uestlove

Part 1

1. “We Live in Philly” by DJ Jazzy Jeff From the album The Magnificent (2002)Drums by ?uestloveFeaturing Jill Scott2. “Geto Heaven (Remix T.S.O.I. [The Sound Of Illadelph])” by Common From the album Like Water for Chocolate (alternate version) (2000)Drums by ?uestloveFeaturing Macy Gray3. “Sometimes” by Bilal From the album 1st Born Second (2001)Drums by ?uestlove4. “Lil Big Heads" by J*DaVeY From the album The Beauty In Distortion & The Land Of The Lost (2008)Co-produced by ?uestlove5. “Greatdayndamornin'/Booty” by D'Angelo From the album Voodoo (2000)Drums by ?uestlove6. “Booty” by Erykah Badu From the album Mama's Gun (2000)Drums by ?uestlove7. “Valerie” by Mark Ronson From the album Version (2007)Drums by ?uestloveFeaturing Amy Winehouse8. “Same Shit Different Day Pt. 1” by Jaguar Wright From the album Denials Delusions and Decisions (2002)Produced by ?uestlove9. “Loving You” by Carol Riddick From the album Larry Gold Presents Don Cello And Friends (2003)Produced/drums by ?uestlove10. “You've Got the Love I Need” by Al Green From the album Lay It Down (2008)Produced/drums by ?uestloveFeaturing Anthony Hamilton11. “Philadelphia Freedom” by The Philadelphia Experiment From the album The Philadelphia Experiment (2001)Drums by ?uestlove12. “Endless Railway” by DJ Krush From the album Zen (2001)Featuring ?uestlove

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