stop bitin' while i'm rhyme writin'/ or we'll be like fighting ... mike tyson.
It might not even be good, but it's still RAP
Something for everyone, but not everything for someone
Filling the cracks in the sidewalk of online rap

Thursday, August 24, 2006


Justin Timberlake featuring T.I. - My Love
Justin Timberlake feat. Clipse - Sexy Back remix

I didn't know the whole, non-voice over version of "My Love" was available already. For a whole two days at least! I've been sleepin'. Speaking of sleepin', soon I'll post a bunch of stuff I've been uh, sleeping on. Sleep sleep sleep. Sleep. Sleep. It totally doesn't look like it's spelled right. Sleep. Sleep. Sleep. What does it even mean? Sleep. SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP.

I have to say, it's a pretty rugged beat, but what the fuck, Justin Timberlake's voice is aging backwards or something. He sounds 8. I like that Timbo brought back the mouth noises. Bwyck-a-plk-chk-a-brrt. White people have !!! (Chk-chk-chk, as I understand it), black people have (The Artist formerly known as) Prince and Timbaland.

The other song is Sexy Back, which sucks. I accidentally uploaded it when I was looking for My Love. It is a remix with like 8 bars of an old Clipse verse laced on. By all means, bypass this.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Seems like it's been forever, since I've been gone...

When a new installment of the Kidz Bop Kids series hits the racks, RAPINJUSTICE features Kidz Bop Week Month, which periodically spotlights some noteworthy tracks off of the compilation.

Kidz Bop Kids - Where'd You Go

I didn't think anybody could rap more awkwardly than Mike Shinoda.

Monday, August 21, 2006

The hipsters ain't ready...


The tracklisting pretty much speaks for itself. From the man B-Cause himself:
The order for the CD's was put in Friday and the cover prints are done, so I'm happy to say I'm taking pre-orders now.

please p-ypal @


or get at the PM and we'll work something else out.
Many thanks in advance. $10 including shipping in US, $11 Canada, $14 overseas.

Here's a low-bitrate version for a taste, or if you don't care, then to keep.


Friday, August 18, 2006

I'd like a refill please...

Kelis - Like You
Kelis feat. Cee-Lo - Lil Star
Kelis - Handful
Kelis - Have a Nice Day

I hear this girl's big in Europe. I kinda like her as a pop artist in the adult contemporary sense, with the latin-tinged guitar stylings on "Have a Nice Day" (seriously check it out at about a minute and a half in) and the kinda syrupy, gratuitous Cee-Lo cameo on "Lil Star." I'm a pussy.

I may also be a retarded pussy, but I like "Like You," where someone seems to have chopped an opera record up in a DJ Premier emulated fashion.

"Handful" is actually what we've come to know Kelis for in the past, with some weird entendre lyrics, sing songy chorus and booming synth beat. There are some other Neptunes wannabe beats on this album too, but I didn't post that shit.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Pump It!

When a new installment of the Kidz Bop Kids series hits the racks, RAPINJUSTICE features Kidz Bop Week, which periodically spotlights some noteworthy tracks off of the compilation.

Kidz Bop Kids - Pump It

SETTING: A board room, five white males and a white female, all dressed in suits, sit around a conference table. A conference call phone is bolted to the center of the table. The man sitting at the end of the table speaks.

WHITE MALE: OK, what new tracks do you all have for me today?

WHITE MALE, GLASSES: Well, Mr. Goldstein, the charts are absolutely burning up for this guy, James Blunt.

WHITE MALE, GLASSES hits play button on tape player, James Blunt's "Beautiful" plays. The lyrics are cued up to "Yeah, she caught my eye/ as we walked on by/ she could see from my face/ that i was/ flying high..."

MR. GOLDSTEIN: (sincerely) James Blunt, hmm? Those lyrics sound tame and not at all about anything depraved or illegal. I like it. It's done, just after we check to see if there exists an album version that has a cuss word in it for the kids--No! Wait, nevermind. I have a hunch about this James Blunt guy, he's clean. He just sounds clean, you know? His name, "Blunt" even evokes a... a... rock. Blunt like a rock. Solid. Let's go with it. "Kidz Bop 10" is now underway! Now what else we got?

WHITE FEMALE: Kelly Clarkson, Madonna.

WHITE MALE, TOUPEE: Ashlee Simpson, All-American Rejects.

MR. GOLDSTEIN: Sounds good, so far. What about, um, more "urban" artists? You know the kids out there love the blacks. Have you all been watching "The Parkers" and taking your scheduled trips up to Harlem like I asked?

WHITE FEMALE: Yes, apparently I have a "ba-donk-a-donk." What's that?

WHITE MALE, TOUPEE: (ignoring her) Yes, I did, Mr. Goldstein. And I've compiled a list of artists that are, as I understand, "popping" (uses air quotes, chuckles to himself) in the streets. *ahem* My boy, T-Bone helped me with this list: Dipset, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Young Jeezy, the Clipse, Lil' Wayne or as he's also known Young Weezy, Rick Ross, Ghostface Killah...

MR. GOLDSTEIN: Did you say "Killah"? That's not appropriate for kids at all. You're fired. Get out of here. What do you have for us, Johnson?

JOHNSON: The Black Eyed Peas?

MR. GOLDSTEIN: Now we're talkin'! Who doesn't love dancing Mexicans and girls who look sort of hot from far away if you squint? What song is good right now?

JOHNSON: Um, this one song that samples the theme from Pulp Fiction. It goes, "Blast your stereo, riiiiight/ Niggas wanna hate on us/ Niggas be envious/---"

MR. GOLDSTEIN: (cuts him off) What? Are you stupid? That's not going to work at all. Let me see those lyrics. (mumbling) Your girl admits that we the shit...chick say she ain't down... but chick backstage when we in town... OK, this won't do at all. We can't use these words. I thought these guys were non threatening?

JOHNSON: We could, um, rewrite the words?


JOHNSON: Um. I said we could perhaps maybe rewrite the words?

MR. GOLDSTEIN: Johnson, I've had an incredible idea, let's rewrite the words!

JOHNSON: Uh, OK. Well, we can keep the chorus. That part is fun and danceable. But what will we fill in the rest with? We aren't rappers.

MR. GOLDSTEIN: Oh, come on. How hard could it be? Who...where...why...what... come on... come on. Are you writing this down?

JOHNSON: This is your rap? Seriously?

MR. GOLDSTEIN: (takes off tie, stands up, starts freestyling) Contagious, outrageous! Boo! Sizzlin'! Fizzlin'! Fa shizzlin'! Ah.... yeah! That's what we do! Pump it! Do it! Move it! Haha! (screams, runs out of the room)

JOHNSON: Uh, where'd you go?

MR. GOLDSTEIN: (pops head back into office) That reminds me of a song I heard on MTV this morning. Some Chinese guy was rapping about Iraq or something. Get that song for Kidz Bop. I'm taking the rest of the day off to smoke some Newports and eat some fried chicken! Fa shizzlin'!

(Fade to black)

Monday, August 14, 2006

Idle, yes. Wild? No.

This sign is from NC, but there's actually an Idlewild stop on Highway 17 on the way to Santa Cruz from SF/SJ. Maybe one day I'll go there and review it. But for now, here's some more cuts offa Outkast's "Idlewild." It's not that good, and Bol is way harsher on it than I. The best tracks have already been leaked, but I handpicked some noteworthy ones for you. If you really, really want the whole thing, I'm sure if you look hard enough you can find it now, but I don't roll like that.

01. Idlewild Intro
02. Mighty "O" - OutKast
03. Peaches - Big Boi f/Sleepy Brown
04. Idlewild Blue Don’t Chu Worry ‘Bout Me - Andre 3000
05. Infatuation - Big Boi f/Khujo
06. N2U - Big Boi f/Sleepy Brown
07. Morris Brown - Big Boi f/Scar & Sleepy Brown
08. Chronomentrophobia - Andre 3000
09. The Train - Big Boi f/Scar & Sleepy Brown
10. Life Is Like A Musical - Andre 3000
11. No Bootleg DVD’s (Interlude)
12. Hollywood Divorce - OutKast f/Lil’ Wayne & Snoop Dogg
13. Zora - Andre 3000
14. Call The Law - Big Boi f/Janelle Monae
15. Bamboo/Cross (Interlude)
16. Bugg Face - Big Boi
17. Makes No Sense At All - Andre 3000
18. In Your Dreams - Big Boi f/Sleepy Brown, Killer Mike, Janelle Monae
19. Percival & Rooster (Idlewild Blues) - OutKast
20. Matron Angel - Andre 3000 f/Whild Peach
21. Greatest Show On Earth - Andre 3000 f/Macy Gray
22. You’re Beautiful (Interlude)
23. When I look Into Your Eyes - Andre 3000
24. Dyin’ To Live - Andre 3000
25. A Bad Note - OutKast

Sunday, August 06, 2006


Here's some tracks for you to listen, pending you already nabbed those Outkast tracks, that track by the Game, the Killer Mike... the new Meth (If not, they're probably all here somewhere). For your consideration...

Asop feat. Slug - Moving at the Speed of Life You know that Living Legends thing I was writing about below? This track is on it and actually pretty good. It took a lot for me to type that.

A Tribe Called Quest - Lyrics to Go (Automator Remix) So ATCQ reunited for a freakin' videogame, NBA 2K7, because Phife Dawg really likes it, or something. Oh, well. Nobody really cares now. They got Automator to put together the soundtrack and he remixes this ATCQ classic, and it's actually nice. I heard the rest and it's pretty much garbage, even though it's got a crazy lineup of emcees, from San Quinn to Rhymefest to Ghostface. Read more here.

Messcalen (Messy Marv) feat. Ice-T - On Da Corner I know Messy Marv has been grindin' for a long time, but where the hell did he get Det. Fin Tutuola's phone number? I'm not sure if Marv counts in this Bay explosion (or is it a fallout now), but his album also has Redman on it. Nice. This song ain't bad either.

The Game feat. Ya Boy, Mary J. - Be Eazy
I already uploaded this when I thought to myself, What the hell am I doing? Anyway, Ya Boy--San Quinn's brother and K Fed's ghostwriter--is on this.

Kurt Cobain is smiling/rolling in his grave...

Or at least yawning...

3 Melancholy Gypsies - 2010
3 Melancholy Gypsies - Sunsprayed (Live)

Back when I was really into going to shows, I saw my share of Living Legends' concerts. And every time, some backpacked douchebag would yell out "Sunsprayed!" when MURS or Eligh or Scarub took the stage. I think one time they performed it. "Sunsprayed," for the uninitiated, samples Nirvana's "Heart Shaped Box" bassline. It's just a beat and a bassline. I didn't think it was too creative or breathtaking back then, and I still don't now.

Fast forward to 2006, and the Legends' members (who have disparate levels of success like a rap Brat Pack) release a sampler "Legendary Music Vol. 1" to promote their solo releases for the second half of the year. They also throw on some unreleased and rare stuff to make the package complete. On here is a song by the 3MGs called "2010" and ... I think you know where I'm going with this... it samples Nirvana again. This time it's Cobain and Co.'s cover of David Bowie's "Man Who Sold the World" from the MTV Unplugged album (word to Jay-Z). Again, it's not super great, but I figured it was noteworthy. What can we expect next from this group? A loop of "I'm so horny" from "Lithium" a la E-40's "Yay Area"? Dare I say, mash-up fodder "Smells Like Teen Spirit"? I hope not.

Perhaps their affiliates could sample Nirvana's affiliates. Let's hear Lucky.I.Am (by the way is he related to Will.I.Am?) over a looped Hole song, or the Grouch chopping up the Foo Fighters. Hurry up, guys.

Edit: I just have to point out, I really like how the producer (Eligh?) added the synth at about 1:24 to "2010" that emulates the cello on the original song.

D-Block meets uh, my block?

B-Legit feat. Jadakiss, Styles P, Clyde Carson - Block 4 Life
Styles P - Who Want a Problem?

I hope there is a good story about how these two camps met. The song is kinda whatever, the beat is way too happy. B-Legit should've put them all on some sinister shit. They could've all killed it (um, maybe not Clyde Carson). Oh well. The second song is just Styles P doing his best Nas impression.

There should be a rap group called C-Block, and it should be made up of hot girls' fat friends.

Que onda?

Chingo Bling - Keep Your Torta Clean
Chingo Bling - Ridin' (Remix)
Chingo Bling - Fart Game

From his mixtape "They All Want Him But Who Can Afford Him?" He's sometimes disgusting, always hilarious. I hope he gets to sign with Bay Boy or whatever. "Keept Your Torta Clean" is a lesson in female hygiene over the beat to "Shoulder Lean." He twists "Ridin'" to be about la migra. And "Fart Game" ... yeah, guess what that shit's about.

In one issue of M___ A_____, Chingo Bling shares his recipe for tamales. I'll look for that shit and throw it online if I can sometime this week. Mmmm...

The Shadow knows...

Tracks from "The Outsider" that I like:

DJ Shadow feat. Keak Da Sneak, Turf Talk- 3 Freaks
DJ Shadow feat. Phonte - Backstage Girl
DJ Shadow feat. E-40 - Dat's My Part

Tracks that I think are OK:

DJ Shadow feat. Q-Tip, Lateef - Enuff
DJ Shadow feat. the Federation - Turf Dancing

A lot of people are accusing Josh Davis of jumping on some sort of trend or bandwagon with his new album and its large Bay Area rap presence. This shouldn't really matter. I know for a fact that Traxxamillion used to make self-described "backpacker" beats until he picked up a Korg. The only thing in question should be the quality of the beats. And Shadow can make a beat. True fanboys knew of Shadow's affinity for Mannie Fresh, and astute listeners could already hear on "The Private Press" that Shadow had begun accenting his dusty breaks with a bag of electronic tricks more suited for the likes of Aphex Twin. "The Outsider" is just logical progression.

While Shadow can craft a more complex, intricate and dense beat than anyone in the game today, not all the "hyphy" tracks are winners. And almost none of the other weird sing-songy tracks (on Soulstrut someone described the album as "half hyphy, half Coldplay") are good. His schizophrenic album should've been split into two, and then the shitty one just thrown away or released on Koch. The songs I haven't provided for you, you can or have been able to find elsewhere on the internets.

Friday, August 04, 2006

I was going to post about Chingo Bling

But my internet is pretty spotty at the house AND at work. So gimme some time to figure this out. It's enough to make me think that it's something wrong with my computer, but I doubt it. Wireless technology sucks right now.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Xtina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera - Back in the Day
Christina Aguilera - Still Dirrty
Christina Aguilera - Slow Down, Baby

Taken from "Back to Basics." Pretty sure these are all Premo tracks.

A few things:

- Maybe it's just me, but she sounds the same on every track on this whole album.
- "Ain't No Other Man" was the best Premo beat on this.
- Where's Nas?
- Aguilera could play Siryn in a future X-Factor movie.

Since I've Been Gone...

OK let's get this ball rolling! Uh... I actually don't have anything to post for you right now. I just grabbed that Christina Aguilera, though. So there should be some of that later tonight. Look at this too if you want, here is a repost of what I put on the M___ A_____ website a couple days ago.
And if anyone's interested, here is some audio that's been getting this intern out of bed each morning. Some of the tracks are not good, but they're all great, if you catch my drift.

Mistah FAB - Ghost Ride It
(click to download)

Bay Area rapper-slash-novelty Mistah FAB breaks down "ghostriding the whip" and other Yay slang for the uninitiated over an extremely obvious and familiar sample... Guess who's drivin'? Patrick Swayze!

Pimp C - I'm Free (click to download)

The recently-incarcerated half of the Underground Kings chronicles his release from prison. The outrageous part is that it flips Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'." Oh, yes.

Rappers Delight Club - First Ladies Anthem (click to download)

I guess the story behind this one is that this "club" is a rotating cast of rapping elementary school students from Maryland. They come pretty hard, and the hipster factor on this rises exponentially because they are spitting over a sped-up Sufjan Stevens sample (I know, right?). They (or their organizer) even have a MySpace.