Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Dope Friggin' Clean Versions.

it's Wednesday.

and starting today, it's the start of Wex's Wednesdays.

what that means is, every Wednesday (until i forget, go out of town, etc) i will be bring you a list of some sort to discuss. hip hop related, of course. it's like Letterman's top 10 list or whatever. but it doesn't have to be 10. hopefully, this will encourage some message-board-style conversation, debate, whateva whateva.

ok. so today's list is dedicated to dope clean versions. they're clean, but they still sound good. and you can play them around ya moms.

in no particular order.

1. "hip hop" - dead prez
2. "brooklyn zoo" - ol' dirty bastard
3. "nuthin but a g thang" - dr dre
4. "protect ya neck" - wu-tang clan
5. "players ball" - outkast

- wex

Ho, ho, ho

Twas 23 days before HHKxmas, and all seems right
The countdown begins to rockin these mics
Wexford's records prepping instrumental treats
The cream of the crop from our selection of beats
Come one come all, low or high profile
Sign in with J. New as his fro goes wild
East,west, smooth or something heavy
Plus Mamma Digs is getting the oven ready....
Holiday cookies for all that rock...
More poems to come as time ticks off the clock.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

To Our American Readers

Happy Thanksgiving from the HHK Crew.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Ludacris on SNL

Did anyone see Ludacris on SNL last weekend? Neither did we. Leaving no stone unturned though, the HHK Staff sorted through the skits posted on Youtube and tried to find the funniest one. Sadly, they all were hurrendous so f**k SNL and enjoy this:

Monday, November 20, 2006

Israeli/Palestinian Rappers

I'ma assume all faithful hip-hop devotees are up on URB Magazine. They recently put out their excellent Conflict Issue which you should check out if you can find it, including this piece on hip-hop in Israel and Palestine. We like the writer.

Shalom/Salaam/Word Up

- J. New

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Hip-Hop Album Sales in '06

If you're not a daily Coolfer reader, now is the time to start. Consistently great stuff on the music industry, including this post about the lack of successful hip-hop albums this year.

Hip Hop's Transformation Into A Singles and Ringtone Business

In related "It's Funny When It Happens To Them" news, Ron Artest sold a whopping, wait for it, 343 copies of his new album the first week. Way to go, Ron. With those numbers, you'll be booked for the County Fair in no time.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


efff it... this video has been circulating the internerd for the last couple weeks... so we might as well post it up too...

aries spears: you are officially invited to HHK.

jay, make a call.

- wex

Monday, November 13, 2006

Dec 22nd

the next edition of HHK will be held at the Knitting Factory on Friday, December 22nd. mark yo' calendars n shit.

things significant about december 22nd:

- it will be HHK's official 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!
- it's the birthday of Ralph Fiennes (actor), Maurice Gibb (bee-gees),Steve Garvey (baseballer),& Diane Sawyer (TV journalist).
- in 1956 on this day, the first ever gorilla was born in captivity.

so be there to celebrate DIANE SAWYER'S & COLO THE BABY GORILLA'S

hah... see you there. and a big thank you to everyone who came out on saturday... we had a big crowd who came ready to party!


photos are up!

check out the photos section of the site for Saturday's photos (courtesy of rick purcell).

speaking of rick, in addition to the fine shots found on the site, rick will soon be selling hard copy shots from the show, all professional-looking and all that. so if you're looking to give yo moms a shot of you doing scenario for x-mas ... check back here in the next week for more info on those...

more later...


Saturday, November 11, 2006

it's a saturday... it's a saturday...

looking forward to tonight... Hip Hop Karaoke at the Knitting Factory!

it's been so nice and relaxing not having to rush from work downtown to start setting up for HHK. i've been lounging around my apt all day... watching dvr's of "ice-t's rap school" (all i have to say is: wow)... snackin on fig newtons... listening to the freshly leaked "kingdom come" (don't sweat me... i'ma buy it too)... you know... the usual.

i tell ya one thing... i'm especially looking forward to BLEEP's performance of BLE' BLEEP BLE' BLEEPS tonight... let's just hope our compadre doesn't show up to THIS event bent.

i got the giants tomorrow in the office pool.... am i crazy?? i know diggedy must have picked them too...

anyway... see ya'll tonight... 10pm!



Friday, November 10, 2006


today's tgif friday download is sponsored by LL Cool J - when he was young and actually cared about rapping (well).

here is a rare live recording of LL absolutely destroying it at Chuck Chillout's B-day party (1990). fast fwd through the first couple minutes of talking...

download it here (mp3).

see you tomorrow...


Some Jay-Z News to Start Your Day

You can check details of Kingdom Come here. And they have to be true if they're on a blog, right?

Also, this is ridiculous (in a good way):

Jay-Z Plans Eight City Tour in One Day (thx BV)

So should HHK follow in Jigga's footsteps and do an eight-city, one-day tour?? Would Diggedy welcome crowds in Dallas by announcing "W'sup Philly?!" Burning questions on a Friday morning.

Oh yeah, and HHK is going down Saturday night - Knitting Factory - 10 pm. No word yet if Wex is gonna spin "Workin' For the Weekend."

- J. New

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

quick question for ya'll...

please post in the comments section... and let us know if you'll be around on friday, dec 22nd. this is a date we're tossing around as a possible date for the december HHK... but it's not confirmed yet. so, if that date works for you... or if it doesn't... let us know in the comments please...

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

you ready?

are you ready on the left?

are you ready on the right?

are you ready in the middle?

it's about that time... this upcoming SATURDAY night is November's edition of HHK.

other than it being our very first Saturday night HHK... it also marks the the official switch over to Serato Scratch Live for HHK. check out that link... and you'll see how great this is for us.


Sooooooo.... what's everybody thinking of performing this weekend??

Just hints please... we wouldn't want to ruin any surprises.

deejay wex.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Just Shut the F**k Up Already

The Whiniest B***h in Hip-Hop

Click on You Know Who.

Google Hip-Hop Engine?

Hip-hop lovers may dig this right here. Jay Smooth has created the first Google Hip-Hop Engine. Click here to check it or volunteer to contribute.

Thursday, November 02, 2006


Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Classic Hip Hop Vids on Your Tube.

here you'll find a page with the links to many many many many dope hip hop videos that you probably haven't seen on mtv in... say... 15-20 years.