Lil B "The Age Of Information"

I'm not gonna front, I didn't know who Lil B was until he followed me on twitter (sorry, backpackers, but I tend to favor the music of my coast). Dude is pretty ill, and definitely no-dummy. He legitimately has the Internet going NUTS (I read he has 100 separate Myspace pages). Ironically, he takes a pretty negative stance on the Internet-age, and I agree with it for the most part. This dude is def one of the hardest working rappers in the game right now and I'm feeling this track. The "Based God" is a multi-faceted maniac (he also directed this vid), my kind of people. He even got some shine from those high-felutin' fanooks at the Times this week. I might not fully subscribe to Lil B's "Based" philosophy (I got my own VooDoo, dad), but he definitely has bullet points for days.

The age of information is making the sheep more sheepish. Fuck it, we shepherds in this bitch...


Team Facelift @ Santos

A Married to the MOB X Shameless Affair, packed the basement of Santos Tea Haus for a selected crew of wildouts, scenesters, and throwback slackers. The Facelift Gang tore the floor up, rocking some "Fish Fry", and "6 Grams" (the new post-apocalyptic surf-rock-rager produced by Fonda), and a few other tracks to spice up the night. Team Facelift revved-up the crowd and got it popping, building the intensity and keeping it moving. Curren$y spit some gems for the packed house, and the scene was rowdy (he seemed to kill it, though the sound in the VIP was bogus, go figure). No flicks, sorry, by then the booze was cruising, and I get anxiety from that kind of crowded haus - stuck to the cut behind the booth with my trip-P compatriots. Another WIN for the facelift gang. Shouts to Married to the Mob and ShamelessMGMT for a fine monday mixer...



we don't pause. PPP

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CURREN$Y, Dom Kennedy and Skotch Davis are at Famous Factory this FRIDAY July 23rd...


LOANaMania :: Broke Hogan Knows Loans...

Cash-strapped celebs are always a good source of humorous (shameless) advertisements, this is no exception. Hulkamania's value is certainly dwindling, and I would imagine he probably called for a loan before getting this offer. His body is broke and his wallet empty, his wife definitely took a toll on his finances, as did living WAY beyond his means for the good of his pathetic entitled family, so what's left than to appear in ads for suspect companies? I mean, who gets financial advice from the television anyways?? Oh yeah, the poor, the dim and the drunk (good book title, no?) - sounds exactly like somebody pinpointed the WWE Demographic to the tee. Well played Hulk, a glowing endorsement. Maybe Hogan DOES know best (probably not). POOR HOGAN. But for the record, I met him twice in an airport as a kid, he was ridiculously friendly to me and my cousin. Okay, this is actually just sad.

Hulkamania makes it rain, singles only...

In other shameless endorsement news Broke Lohan attempts to tweet her way back into financial freedom (wonder if her tweets will continue behind the G-Wall?)....


The Fiends are Leaning...


Once the dope fiend's body passes a ninety-degree angle, they sink back into the center of the earth. Okay, maybe they just sink back into whatever hole, or staircase they crawled out of. Daylight fiends make the best specimens,love the transients taking note.


Narcocorridos (Drug Ballads) & Mexico's Cocaine Cowboys

The drug trade permeates almost every aspect of culture in modern-day Mexico and over the past two decades, this has given rise to a large movement across the country of Narco cinema, and music - fully inspired (and often funded) by the Narco Trafficantes. Mexican Narco music or Narcorridos (drug ballads) as they are known by Mexicans is no joke, a tradition that dates back to the '30's, but has more recently become a phenomenon of much larger proportions - just like the Mex-drug-game, which is now on full SPRAWL. Like the rap game in certain parts of the U.S., the cartels often fund their favorite groups; unlike the U.S., those who snitch, or talk shit through their music are often marked for death, EARLY - so don't go talking about the rivals unless you're paid in full, or your cool with El Chapo. The more you learn about their drug culture, the more you will realize that MEXICO IS THE WILD FUCKIN' WEST.

I picked this vid by Los Cuartes de Sinaloa, because I chill (fish and smoke on the mexican mountain cheeba) in Sinaloa every year, and El Chapo is seriously EL JEFE. Check-out the VBS (vice) documentary on Narco Cinema, it's pretty entertaining, and shows you just how deeply the drug trafficking culture is spun into the fabric of modern Mexican culture. Make's the U.S. look like Switzerland.