Guru's in a Coma?

Unfortunately, It looks like this is not a hoax... Guru of the venerable rap duo Gang Starr is in a coma, following a heart attack, according to his sister. Hip Hop DX confirmed that the veteran emcee is in critical condition. According to longtime partner DJ Premier, Guru will undergo surgery on Monday. Hopefully he will be okay. Even though Gangstarr split in 2004, Guru remains an important figure in hip hop. We want him to hang around a long time.
-gM

Start the Day off RIGHT--------->

happy Sonday, fammo! here's Street Credibility, the first song I ever heard by Manchild and Dust, known collectively as Mars ILL. This was on Full Plates, a mixtape by DJ Maj that came out back in 2000 (maybe 2001). Full Plates was a decent mixtape, with several nice Christian rap acts on it, but Mars ILL blew my mind! people that know me can confirm for you that I believe the deejay is the backbone of hip hop, and that a good deejay should put you on to all the stuff you don't have time to find for yourself. Maj gets HUGE props for introducing me to my favorite emcee-deejay duo, the mighty Mars ILL.
in case you didn't know, Mars ILL is also an integral part of the supergroup DeepSpace 5. peep the new DS5 joint here...
 
holla!
samax.
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Beat Bee Sessions by FOOD ONE

I've been so busy lately that I haven't had a chance to check out the Beat Bee Sessions by FOOD ONE and Jane Dope. I have, however, had several people i trust (including Vee from ScritchAndScratch.com) advise me that it's dope, so I'll peep it today, and suggest you click the pic and do the same. feel free to post your opinions in all their glory, in the comments. c'mon... add your two cents!
-gM

Stay Thirsty my Friends...

I'm sorry, this joint had me DYIN'!!! Click to enlarge...
this joint is by my dude Marcel Vann. If you like it, you should definitely click here to cop his collection of comics 'Cause We too Cool for the Newspaper. dude is HILARIOUS!!!
 holla!
samax.
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Peep the New Video from Deep Space 5


From The Outside by Deepspace 5, from the new album The Future Ain't What It Used to Be, coming April 27th from MegaRoyal records.

ESPN 30 for 30's New Iverson Documentary!


Trailer for No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson. I can't WAIT to see this! Debut is April 13th on ESPN.
-gM

New Rachel Rage in the works!

anybody who reads this blog much pro'lly already knows how much I LOVED John Aston's balls-out graphic novel Rachel Rage: Heartland, so you can imagine how excited I was to hear that he was ready to drop a new collection of Rachel Rage webstrips. according to his blog, he's wrapping up the book this week, and he expects to send it to the printer this weekend. On the low, the Rachel Rage fan art I drew last spring is expected to be in the extras section. feel free to read my review of the first Rachel Rage book here.
holla!
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nice Jay Electronica interview...


here's a really nice in-depth Jay Electronica interview with Redbull Academy. It's dope because it's less like a typical rap mag interview and more like inside the actor's studio or something.

Happy B(earth)Day Erykah Badu

Today is Erykah Badu's birthday. In observation of such, I will be playing her music here at the res all day! Not that much of a big deal, since I bump her music on the regular anyways, since as most of my people know, Erykah is my favorite vocalist by far. While I will not go so far as to say I KNOW her, I have met her several times and always found her to be a cool lady.  I could go on (and on, and on and on), but these comics will not draw themselves, so click here for more of my shameless Baduism.
if by some chance you're reading this, Have a great day Erykah! We love you. patiently waiting on New Amerykah pt 2.
holla!
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Bonus! Jump Up in the Air and Stay There by mother Badu f/Birdman Junior

Start The Day off RIGHT--------->


^Whatever I Say by The Grouch
Top of the mornin', fam! Here's the first video from The Grouch's Three Eyes Off The Time project. Produced by DJ Fresh. Video by Matt Hobbs/Vital Films. Have a great day!
holla!
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NEW Designs from Sam L Jackson's comic COLD SPACE

I got some new character designs for you from Cold Space, the upcoming Sci-Fi comic co-written by Sam L Jackson and Eric Calderon (Afro Samurai). As you can see in this design by series artist Jeremy Rock, Sam L not only co-writes the comic, but also lends his famous face to the series' star and resident profiteering badass Mullberry! "Cold Space is simple because it’s just normal people trying to survive. It’s just the time and place that’s radically different,” Calderon explained in a recent interview.

Fanboy Video Interviews Me at DCC


^Here's more of the DCC interview. That's me chopping it up with Scott Hinze of FanboyRadio.com at Dallas Comicon.

Hey Kids, I drew a COMICBOOK page!

 
whattup... it took me a minute, but here's page 2 of Herman Heed, the kids' comic I'm working on for my favorite client. Before you ask: yes, the chick in panel 2 is rocking  a De la Soul tee. She's listening to Tribe on her iPod too, in case you're wondering. Did I mention this script is DOPE!?!  Well, it is...  Anyways, I hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed drawing it! in case you missed page one, click here
holla!
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Start the day off RIGHT --------------->


rough week... but I'm hangin' in there! here's my man Pigeon John of the mighty LA Symphony and Brainwash Projects with Weight of the World off his 2006 album Pigeon John and the Summertime Pool Party. Just what I needed to get my day started!
have a good one!
-gM

Skyzoo + Rhymefest = DOWNLOAD THAT!

here's a new track Crack The Code featuring Skyzoo and Rhymefest from RubyHornet & DJ RTC’s Closed Sessions Vol. 1 mixtape on some Chicago-New York isht. This joint is dope familia, so click here to listen to/download it right quick!
holla!
-gM

King City #5 Drops Tomorrow! (free preview)

Yes, Yes y'all! issue #5 of Brandon Graham's urban fantasy King City will arrive in your comic shop tomorrow! Because many comics vie for your hard-earned dollar, I will give you this oh-so-brief 5 page preview after the jump for the low-low price of nothin'. All I ask is that if you think it's dope (why wouldn't you?), please leave one of those wack books you like in your pull box until next week, and buy this instead. It's awesome and I want to see more stuff like it from big publishers!

You're Wack and It's All your Fault


^That's How it Is by Casual, of the mighty Hieroglyphics crew, off his '94 album, Fear Itself. In the pre-youTube era, nobody cared about rappers' complaints about other rappers UNTIL they dropped a track like this... then we felt their pain. Rappers, take note: webcam complaining = wack. drop a track dissing biters = dope. you're welcome.
have a good one, party people!
holla!
samax.
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Comicbook World #42 Attack of the Drones

Israel is often at the center of the controversy and problems In the Middle East. Since many of the Muslim nations in the area deny Israel's right to exist (and Israel would like to keep on existing), the Israelies have a pretty strong, often agressive military machine. The deep religious and cultural hatred between the countries in the region makes hope for permanent peace seem impossible. This is made even harder of course, when enemy states like Israel and Iran start showing off their weapons systems, and bragging about their ability to kill each other with them.Unfortunately, that is exactly what countries tend to do...

Start the Day Off RIGHT -------------------->


^We Got Our Own Thang by Heavy D and the Boyz...
Good morning! After having his name brought up to me by a client last week, I couldn't resist dropping this classic Heavy D video (from the album Big Tyme) on you... no, don't worry, I have no plans to drop an Al B Sure track on you!
holla!
samax.
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Dope Ross Campbell BLOOD SYNDICATE piece on eBay!


America Eats Its Young by Ross Campbell...
This Blood Syndicate piece by ghettoManga Award-winning cartoonist Ross Campbell is up for auction on eBay! It's a pin-up of the Milestone team Blood Syndicate that Ross did for DC Comics and which was featured in Milestone Forever #1!!!

DOPE Batman piece by Eric Canete

Bat In the Ivy by Eric Canete.
yeah, I know... peep more Canete here.

FREE Preview: Usagi Yojimbo #126

Your man Stan Sakai drops a fresh one-issue story to rope in newbies to the ongoing adventures of the roving rabbit samurai Usagi Yojimbo.  Here's the Sales Pitch:
The rabbit ronin faces a terrifying creature from Japanese mythology in this creepy, self-contained story! Nukekubi are supernatural monsters that take the form of normal humans during the day, but at night can detach their heads to attack their unsuspecting prey. Invited to take refuge in an isolated mountain hut, Usagi doesn't notice anything suspicious about the house until he is awakened late at night by strange noises and a feeling of danger. Immediately, he sees the screaming head of his host -- with sharpened cannibal teeth -- flying down from the rafters! A self-contained tale of supernatural horror!
click here for a preview of Usagi Yojimbo #126, courtesy of the fine folks at CBR. for more Usagi Yojimbo, click here.
holla!
samax.
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who knew Ice T had a new joint out? (a: NOT ME!)


I was on mySpace today (remember mySpace?) and saw this in my comments... looks like That dude ICE-T got Too Short, Black Silver, Aceyalone, Tash from the Liks and a few other West Coast vets into the studio and made a new album. You can download the whole record for 3 bucks at KeyWinsProductions.com if you like it.
I definitely like the idea of artists dropping the cost of downloads to 3 bucks or so and cutting out all the bloodsuckers, which is primarily why I posted this. I would rather see rappers making low-budget music videos than just jumping on webcams dissing each other too, but that's another blog post!
holla!
samax.
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Start the day off RIGHT------>


Rob Viktum Orangutans f/World Trade (Bavu Blakes, Element 7D)

You had me at "Hitman Monkey"...

Deadpool and Spider-Man team up (yes, team up) to combat the unstoppable killing machine known as Hitman Monkey! Yes, Hitman Monkey
Now THAT RIGHT THERE is a sales pitch! I'm broke, so there will be no purchase of Deadpool #20 in my life, but I did rather enjoy reading the free preview on CBR (click here), Particularly the fresh Jason Pearson cover... now I would scrape my pennies together to buy that as a poster... enjoy!
-gM

Herman Heed, pg 1

here's the first page to Herman Heed, the new kid's comic I'm drawing for my client. because the script called for a preteen kid who has mad deductive reasoning skills, rocks shelltoes and wears his kangol extra low, I figured he would also love my man Jamar's comic Detective Boogaloo: Hip Hop Cop, so son has a copy on his desk. the chick in the second panel is a shout out to my man Steelo, who cracks me up drawing people cheesing like that... The writer said he thought the groom was a cross between Heavy D and Al B Sure, so I knew I was doing my job right!
holla!
samax.
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Weekly Character Design #3

Tried something a little different for the Weekly Character Design.
this joint was heavily inspired by the Erykah Badu song  Jump Up in the Air (and Stay There)
The character is called Amazing Grace, and she is a pre-civil war slave who spontaneously transported herself through time, gaining access to cosmic powers that she uses to fight against modern day slavery and injustice.
to peep the WCD process for this joint, click here.
holla!
samax.
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Ski Beatz 24 hour Karate School Mixtape is gonna be (pause) DOOOOPE!!!


sigh...if hip hop is dead, I must be in heaven... remember when i posted a track called 24 hour Karate School by that dude Ski Beatz and the mighty Mos Def? well that was the tip of the iceberg to a mixtape of the same name, with more heavyweights like ghettoManga Award-winning emcee Jay Electronica, Jim Jones, The Kool Kids, Ras Kass (!) and more... it is SO on, homie...
holla!
samax.
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Bachalo SMASHED this cover for Method Man, Ghostface, and Raekwon!


I believe the mighty Wu-tang trio of Method Man, Ghostface and Raekwon the Chef are going by the moniker "3 The Hard Way" for the new collabo album Wu-Massacre, but whatever the case, I posted this mainly to remark on how dope this art turned in by veteran comicbook artist Chris Bachalo (Shade The Changing Man, Generation X, Assualt on Weapon Plus) is! If this record is anything but Legendary, Bachalis should sue and get sole custody of this artwork! But with Meth, Ghost and Raekwon, (with production by the RZA and Mathematics) it might actually live up to the record cover! the joint drops March 30th, so we'll see! if you're afraid you'll forget, you can preorder from Amazon... just click here (so they know ya heard it from me!)
holla!
samax.
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FREE MUSIC: Mother Badu, Weezy and Bilal get funky on your Ass

click the pic to peep/download Jump Up In The Air and Stay There by ghettoManga Award-winning Vocalist Erykah effin' Badu f/ Lil Wayne and Bilal. this will be on New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh, which should drop this spring (as early as next month). 
holla!
samax.
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LOSERS Release date moved BACK to April!

I made such a big stink about Warner Bros. releasing The Losers in June that they went ahead and moved it back to April 23rd. You're Welcome. 
Okay, I guess it's POSSIBLE I had nothing to do with it... but let's not split hairs! the IMPORTANT thing is, I win! now, don't let those snow flurries fool ya! April is right around the corner, so if you still haven't read the comic, click here to cop that joint cheap on Amazon... no need to thank me. Spreading the message of hope, love, and dope Spy-Fi comics is the only reward I want! well, that and Zoe Saldana... but I'll take what's in my reach, knah'mean?
holla!
samax.
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Work In Progress...

what's good? chances are when you read this, I am bent over my drawing table working on pages for this new book Herman Heed, or some other project for one of my clients. If you ARE one of my clients, don't sweat it... I can work for you and blog frequently at the same time. I don't get out much, and my keyboard game is bonkers!
anyways, just wanted to shoot you guys a peek at this before i descend back into the drawing dungeon... for more stuff like this, make sure to hit my personal art blog Ziontific, just in case I forget to post my art over here.
holla!
samax.
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New LIMITED Stoney Jackson teeshirt dropping soon



Stones Throw is linkin' up with JSLV and Spoiled Paradise to to drop this tee that Stoney Jackson record by Strong Arm Steady did with your boy Madlib. This limited edition (less than 100) shirt drops February 28th  exclusively at SpoiledParadise.comThe record itself drops on the 23rd
govern yourselves accordingly.
holla!
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Start the Day off RIGHT!


here's some Soulful TX Hip Hop for your speaker. this is garland globetrotter Bavu Blakes' joint Smiley Faces featuring Dallas' own Pikahsso Of AwkQuarius Prod. by S1 of Strange Fruit Project Off The Bavu Blakes Extra Plair E.P. the video was directed by Tahiti, so it's a DFW party, right?
 holla!
samax.
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bonus! have a good one!

Luke Cage and Kanye West have NOTHING in common except...

Eric Canete SMASHED 'em both! enjoy...
 
cover to CAGE #2 by Eric Canete (yeah Canete's drawing Cage!)


Kanye and Daft Punk by Eric Canete
holla!
samax.
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Start the day off Right---------->


g'morning, fam! enjoy this youTube heat: Black Thought of the legendary Roots crew spittin' over that classic Nas track. I been up all night drawing (bruh got Bills), so I'm heading to the rack for a few zees, then we're up and at'em once more! If you need more Black Thought to get your day rollin' (who doesn't!?) i gotchoo! just click here
have a good one!
holla!
samax.
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Afrodisiac Wants YOU!

the people behind the ghettoManga Award-nominated bundle of 'hells yeah' called Afrodisiac are holding a SWEET art contest on their flickr account!! anyways, let them tell it to you:
Here's what we want - post a picture on our Flickr group of an Afrodisiac art thing...you pick the medium...you pick the everything. All mediums of art; whether it be painting, graphic art, sculpting, drawing, sketching, fake ads, short strips, or gluing an afro on a Ken doll. All categories are welcome, as are entrants from all countries....whatever...go nuts. If you don't have a Flickr account, send us the picture...or the art thing...and we'll post it for you.

We'll have some awesome prizes for the king of the long shoe (art) game.

King Daddy: a piece of original art featuring Afrodisiac vs Dragonfly (see above)
Poppa-stoppa: a deluxe edition of the Afrodisiac and a signed copy of the Street Angel trade paperback
Cigarette Pimp: a signed copy of Afrodisiac...

 because they were fresh enough to not REQUIRE me to have a flickr account to enter, I'm all over this joint! Unlike lesser men, I WELCOME the competition, fam! bring it...
holla!
samax.
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They got the brothas flyin' SPACE SHIPS now?

In case you missed it on Indy Comicbook Week, you can order sci-fi adventure comic Solomon Azua #1 online! After interviewing series creator Jake Ekiss last year, this was one of the comics I most wanted to cop! So I was very pleased to see it listed on IndyPlanet! anyways, here's the sales pitch:
The luckiest adventurer in the galaxy wants to prove his fame isn't all just good fortune when he sets out to retrieve a prize so grand that even his luck won't explain his success.
Solomon starts his journey already in over his head. Being pursued by bounty hunters and aliens, he has to find transportation off of the planet Delta Delta before he becomes just another blood stain in the dirt.
so to get your hands on a copy of Solomon Azua #1 for just three bucks, click here.  in case you'd like to read the interview I did with your boy Jake Ekiss first, then click here. Whatever you do, get your hands on this joint by any means!
holla!
samax.
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BluRay VHS combo MAAAD cheap!

I know i'm not the only person who doesn't have a blu-ray player... and even though i hate on them joints, I know i ain't the only one who secretly WANTS one! Anyways, you can cop this Panasonic combo Blu-Ray/VHS joint (yeah... it plays DVDs too) for just $139.99 on Amazon (retail's $400. that's 65% off, so you don't blow a fuse doin' the math) on the ONE DAY (monday only) SALE. if you got the bread, CLICK HERE to cop that joint! 
if you need suggestions on movies to buy, hit my movie review blog, or just holler at me!
a'ight... I'm goin'a bed now (i draw while you snooze), but just for a quick shut-eye. I'll be back later!
holla!
samax.
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