Posts for Tag: hip-hop

Ice Cube In The Eames House

“They was doing mash-ups before mash-ups even existed.” Ice Cube

Ice Cube Celebrates The Eames for Pacific Standard Time the birth of the LA art scene. For more info on Ice Cube & The Eames visit

Ice Cube drives Inglewood blvd. describing the Los Angeles that he knows. He talks of landmarks like The Forum, Five Torches, Cockatoo Inn, Brolly Hut, and Watts Towers. He refers to the 110 as "Gangsta Highway". Cube says coming from South Central LA teaches you how to be resourceful. The video cuts to Cube walking the Eames House perimeter, through the Eames living room, and sitting in the Eames lounge chair. He brings us back to his NWA years when he studied architectural drafting before launching his rap career. One thing he learned that translates is to always have a plan. Cube describes the modern, green and resourceful building design of Charles and Ray Eames. Visionaries of connecting nature and structure. Cube ends by saying "Who are these people who got a problem with LA? Maybe they mad cuz they don't live here." Song during intro is "A Bird in the Hand" off of Death Certificate.

See also NY Times Q&A 'Ice Cube Is in the House!'

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Beastie Boys | Full Length 'Fight For Your Right' Video

Yes Yes Yes....

Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right (Revisited) Full Length

Make Some Noise - uploaded by the Beastie Boys
"Good people, unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, the “clean” version of our new album, The Hot Sauce Committee pt 2 has leaked. So as a hostile and retaliatory measure with great hubris we are making the full explicit aka filthy dirty nasty version available for streaming on our site. We hope this brings much happiness, hugs, and harmony. Enjoy Kikoos for life!"

2011 release, the long-awaited eighth album from the Hip Hop/Rock trio. Hot Sauce Committee Part Two was produced by Beastie Boys and mixed by Philippe Zdar. This album marks Mike "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "Ad Rock" Horovitz and Adam "MCA" Yauch's first full length effort since 2007's Grammy-winning all-instrumental The Mix-Up.

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And what a wicked album cover too...

The Flyest of Flyers | NYC Hip-Hop Scene 70's & 80's

Best experienced with my accompanying NYC Hip-Hop playlist on Spotify, enjoy...

"Stumbled upon an awesome collection of party flyers from the early days (late 70's early 80's) of the NYC Hip Hop scene. Truly some gems in here." Posted on Scribd by David Halloran

“Most of the Old School Party Flyers were Designed By Buddy Esquire and Phase 2. Phase 2 was a real big Aerosol Artist who wrote on a lot of the NYC Trains who also did a majority of the Party Flyers back then. Buddy Esquire was a regular Artist who did a lot of party Flyers as well. These Cats Worked on big Art tables and had all the tools to make these Flyers by hand including those Rub on Letters, wax Machines, exacto knives, Graph Paper and many other tools that are extinct today in the modern artwork world.” dustykid post on