Download a the full 5min of Method Man gettin' his freestyle on... if you can't DL the track (work is what it is) watch the video, the jack that mug when you get home!
here's the video for Do's and Don'ts, a little something to start the day off right, courtesy of The Niyat... if you need more quality rhymin' in your life, cop a couple free tracks from this group here.
Wacky Republican representative Michelle Bachmann has called for the armed overthrow of the US government. this is the same chick who advised that there should be an investigation into members of US congress to see which members were anti-America.
According to Smart Politics, Bachmann said, "I’m a foreign correspondent behind enemy lines and I try to let everyone back here in Minnesota know exactly the nefarious activities that are taking place in Washington." in a radio interview, she called for people to revolt against Obama's proposed energy tax in an "armed and dangerous" manner. she suggests repeatedly that violent attacks against "this administration" (aka against Obama) are needed to protect "freedom"...
Bachmann's call for what basicly amounts to a second civil war brings to mind a comic called DMZ about the aftermath of just such an uprising. in DMZ, The Free Armies (highly organized but independant militias of angry white Amercans) surprise the government with a guerilla-style revolution that sinks the country into a long and bloody civil war. because the army and national guard are tied up elsewhere, the Free Armies gain traction and the war becomes a stalemate. Told from the point of view of hapless photojounalist Matt Roth dropped in the demiliterized zone formerly known as Manhattan, DMZ is brilliantly written and illustrated. The creative team perfectly portrays the ever-present buzz of fear and despair of people living in a war zone that used to be America.
anyways, Bachmann's veiled racism and paranoia is easy to dismiss, until you consider the massive angry fringe turnout at republican rallies last election season (owed primarily to the presence of a promising black candidate). so while this chick is calling for a revolution, make sure you watch each other's backs fam!
The Black Panther is back...and she's badder than ever. That's right -- she! Wakanda stands at the brink: Something happened to T'Challa -- something awful -- and there's only one person who can replace him. As this brave soul embarks in the dangerous ritual to become the new Black Panther, the stakes have never been higher. An unstoppable force is headed toward Wakanda. Morlun -- Devourer of Totems -- is back, and he's hungry.
There is probably no teenage Black superhero with more universal appeal than Static. He's got brains, versatile abilities, a big heart, and a major sense of duty. It's no wonder he was the only superhero from Milestone comics that made it to TV albeit in a different form.
peep more fresh t'ing from BG:
Multipe Warhedz cover, Rom, and KRS/Rakim/Soundwave joint
brief Review of King City
the Banana Joint
SASQUATCH AND STEAMPUNK! Proof’s a young man in 1860 London. Springhel Jack is murdering prostitutes and he may be hiding out in the circus sideshow where Proof is a featured attraction. But Proof’s mind is on something else: the beautiful “Baboon Lady,” Julia.
"Hawkman carries a mace, so it’s important for a writer to create dilemmas which can be resolved with a mace. A guy with a mace fighting a T-Rex is a good fight to watch." peep the interview here.
CunninLynguists feat. Killer Mike & Khujo Goodie - Georgia (RMX)
Bonus: CunninLynguists feat. Slug (of Atmosphere) - Don’t Leave (When The Winter Comes)
Seventy years in the future, a young Bishop makes the hard journey from petty street thief to hero cop—but along the way, learns more about the green-eyed girl who damned mutants everywhere to a life of suffering and death. But when a time portal opens up, Bishop is given a glimpse of mutant life in the past… and a glimmer of hope in an otherwise murky future.
the awards usually drop in february, but with the new baby and freelance project, came late this year. awards are handed out for excellence in comics, hipHop, art and popular culture. nominees were selected by myself and anyone who wanted to write in, and winners were selected by fan votes. thanks again to all the people who contributed or voted (and especially to all the nominees for goin' hard in '08!) in the biggest gMa's yet!
this year's Winners will each receive a greeting card with the gMa trophy design ("Cupid" seen here) on it and their name and the award they won (assuming i can get a mailing address for them). eventually, we will start giving out actual trophies...
anyways, here are the winners.
Comic of the Year
Hardcover/TPB of the Year
OGN of the Year
Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together
Emcee of the Year
Rapper of the Year
Vocalist of the Year
HipHop/Rap Group of the Year
Artist/Illustrator of the Year
Cartoonist of the Year
Bryan Lee O'malley
Video of the Year
Honey by Erykah Badu
Album of the Year
Eardrum by Talib Kweli
Movie of the Year
The Dark Knight
Champion of Children Award
Man/Woman of the Year
Fans of Ellis' superhero comics work will not have any problems getting into this post-apocalyptic science-fiction tale about gifted young psychics who try to pay for the great destruction they accidentally brought on by being down-low community messiahs. exploring the lives of the twelve "strange children born in England at exactly the same moment" gets really interesting when you find out that the Freakangels all banded together to put out one of their number, and he has started hypnotizing people and sending them after his mates for revenge!