Movie Reviews Music Remixes

The 2 Live Crew et Santigold

Welcome September – Asides from back to school (for some of us, ha!) this week has been pretty uplifting between an electrified zoo weekend, and a fashion filled week. Maybe it’s just a change of season, but there’s something different in the air. The warm days of summer are starting to go away, but don’t be sad my friends, chillin is for all seasons!

Hangin’ on the corner, lookin’ real sporty
Coolin’ with the fellas while downin’ a 40
Nothing to do, just killin’ time

I recently watched Boyz N The Hood again, and I have I couldn’t keep my ears from perking up at the soundtrack. I know, I know, I don’t live in South Central, and I’m not friends with Ice Cube. But there is something about this track that just helps me remember that you have to take things easy sometimes. I urge you to have a laugh with le lyrics because it’s clearly what some boys are talking about when you see them hangin’ in the corner  (So the bitches walked by and my dick popped out!). Picture this: you’re walking out of class/work/whatever, you’re looking good but you’re not really trying. You turn the corner see a group of  kids howling at you: “Giirrl, so much meat and I’m on a diet!” or, if you’re in my block: “Mujer, tanta carne y yo a dieta!”

What does the girl/foxy lady answer?

I know what’s been mad, you really don’t

Try to hold a light to me, I’m a lady  

The Benny Blanco remix of Santigold’s “I’m a Lady” that Hec sent us a while ago says it! This track has a smooth beat mixed with Santigold’s sharp vocals. These lyrics are strong and uhh…well I gotta say it’s lighting up the inner feminine-womanlover in me.

Where ma ladies at.


The 2 Live Crew – Hangin’ Out

Santigold – I’m a Lady (Benny Blanco Remix)



Movie Reviews Music

NOTORIOUS: Movie Review

… After Watching Notorious

In an attempt to protect the decency and reputation of such a remarkable talent I am making a public service announcement that should be taken quite serious: DO NOT WATCH “NOTORIOUS.”

If you want to learn about Biggie Smalls listen to his classic debut, “Ready to Die,” watch YouTube videos, look him up on Wiki, ask your hip-hop friend but whatever you do, don’t watch this movie. You know how the movie is never as good as the book? Well, “Ready to Die” is Biggie’s book and “Notorious” is some inadequate jerks horrible attempt at interpreting that.

This movie is a joke, it is one of the worst representations of an artist to ever hit the big scream. The acting is bland, unbelievable, passionless and inaccurate. The screen play could have been done by a child and the musical recreations are nothing short of disgraceful. The Notorious B.I.G. was an integral part of hip-hop, one it’s premier ambassadors. Anyone choosing to take on that responsibility should do so with a very clear understanding of what’s at hand. To think that some curious moviegoers and youth will be seeing this in hopes of learning about Biggie is saddening. If you know anything about Biggie, don’t watch this movie, you will be scard for life.

How do you make a lame movie based on one of the coolest cats to ever grace rap music, I don’t know but congratulations to executive producer Sean Combs, you did just that. Hip-hop on hip-hop crime.

Now let’s all just listen to some music and forget this movie ever happened…

Notorious B.I.G. – Big Poppa