I almost took a pass on this album. The frankly underwhelming “dreams” of “Ghetto Dreams” and the rant at the end of “Sweet” left a sour taste in my mouth. Although the beats had my head nodding, I just couldn’t get with the superficial and banal lyrical display on “Ghetto Dreams”. Common raps “I want a bitch that cook good and look good” while Nas raps “call me a pro in the pussy category.” This was the best two of Rap’s greatest wordsmiths could come up with for their dreams? Bah. Continue reading
Based on the trailer it seems like this documentary focuses on Talib Kweli but if you’re a Blackstar fan it looks like you’ll dig this one. There’s also a dazzling array of appearances by people we like like Kanye West, Mos Def turned Yasiin (of course), The Beastie Boys, Dave Chappelle, The Roots, Occupy Wall Street profiteer Jay-Z, De La Soul, Common, Hi-Tek, Jean Grae, philanthropist Pharrell Williams, Killer Mike, Fat Lip, Damon Dash, Rosario Dawson, Pete Rock, Marc Ecko, Mad Lib Bobbito, Black Sheep, Cee-Lo, and The Dungeon Family.
Blackstar: Talib Kweli/Mos Def documentary trailer from Video Rahim on Vimeo.
I never really wanted sofreshandsogreen.com to be a home for Jiggahov and the Mrs. in any capacity but when I came across this bit of information I couldn’t resist.
My first thought was Jay-Z has been spending too much time with Russell Simmons. But instead it’s Chris Martin from Coldplay that has inspired the rapper. Chris is his new bff and apparently Chris is rubbing off on him.
Jigga says of Chris’ yoga enhanced flexibility Continue reading