Friday, August 24, 2007

more fotos have been added.

dj wex says, "more photos are up ya'll... and THIS is how i feel about it"


26 Comments:

Blogger do the teufel shuffle said...

please remove the shot of ax with the blade - it is scaring me. thank you.

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Ol' Dirty Axiom said...

I thought you grew up on the mean streets of BK, Shuffle. You sound softer than a Twinkie fillin.

Shawn J, shout out to you for shouting me out on the shout out tip, ya dig?

5:22 PM  
Blogger do the teufel shuffle said...

apparently you never saw crocodile dundee.

anyway, us bk folk roll with concealed weapons only.

challah atchya mensch.

9:28 PM  
Blogger do the teufel shuffle said...

by the way, i can hang brain with the best of them but i sure as heck can't speak it, so could someone please translate that brain joint in the press section.

yours truly,
child of brooklyn

9:35 PM  
Anonymous Shawn J. Starks said...

Now THAT is a shoutout by the ODA....

1:15 AM  
Anonymous rDJ said...

Teufel: allow a Canadian to break down the science of the French press article: Translation below. -rDJ

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What are a handful of youngsters with a “rapper” look and sweaty palms doing on a Thursday in front of a Tribeca club? Just like they do once a month at the Knitting Factory, they’ve come to take up the challenge of Hip Hop Karaoke. On the menu: hundreds of available titles – strictly hip-hop (Biggie, Gang Starr, Jay-Z, Noreaga, Pharcyde…), a DJ for the instrumental tracks and the scratching, a hype-man MC (and sometime backup man in a pinch), a real concert stage, and a warm and supportive crowd.

Invented in 2004 by three friends who were inspired by the success of heavy metal karaoke, the concept itself invites curiosity. A bit of frivolity in the all-too-serious world of hip-hop? “At first it was a mix of fans and people who were just messing around. But now we’re seeing that the level’s really been raised: more and more, people are preparing two, three weeks in advance before coming to perform. It’s become a bit more professional,” explains Jay, one of the three creators of these events.

The petrified kids nudged on stage by their friends and the groups of drunken girls intoning Salt-N’-Pepa’s “Shoop” have therefore given way to a thoroughly convincing group of performers. Some of them succeed in “owning the song”, as they say on
“Nouvelle Star” -- mind you, don’t start breaking out your own material; the event isn’t meant as a springboard for aspiring rappers. With an altogether American ease, that innate showbiz instinct born from who-knows-where, the performances follow one another over the course of two hours, and go a lot way toward discouraging the timid. Karaoke has its own Darwinism…

Naturally, it’s bound to be less hilarious [??!!], but as Jay says, “it’s almost its own hip-hop scene entirely, in a city where hip-hop tickets have become beyond most budgets. People here take the show almost more seriously that the actual rappers, who are known for showing up two hours late to play a 40-minute gig.” For the real second-rate stuff, you’re better off sticking with Chinese-restaurant karaoke with 3 grams of alcohol in your bloodstream….

6:36 PM  
Blogger do the teufel shuffle said...

thanks man. you speak some fine brain. will you be stateside come sept 7?

8:54 PM  
Anonymous rDJ said...

You know it. I fly back across the 49th parallel tomorrow afternoon.

3:48 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Another jab at Shoop. Take it off the list!

2:22 PM  
Anonymous wexington said...

shoop stays. get over it people!

:)

3:04 PM  
Anonymous rDJ said...

First it's Shoop. Soon it'll be Whoomp, and then HHK as we know it will be over.

3:52 PM  
Anonymous wex said...

huh?

4:30 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Whoomp There It Is?

5:46 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

That song just encourages girls to stay in the girl ghetto of silliness, if I may say so. Only once in awhile do new girls do like Susanna and her Player's Ball crew and choose a good song. That's how you rep the ladies.

5:53 PM  
Blogger Kev frum BROOKLYN! said...

my choice for an add to the list for the ladies, is the not tonight remix by lil' kim, angie mar, left eye, da brat and missy. That's a quality crew track for the ladies without any of the cheesiness.

8:02 PM  
Anonymous wex said...

have an instrumental, kev?

9:00 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

That would be hot. I'm probably alone on this one, but my pick would be The Jump Off.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Kev frum BROOKLYN! said...

I don't personally have it anymore but it's on the cd single with along with the album version and Drugs (another tight song).

you can get it for like $4 on amazon...

http://www.amazon.com/Not-Tonight-Lil-Kim/dp/B00000011O

10:05 PM  
Blogger Kev frum BROOKLYN! said...

you can also get it on vinyl as well is we're trying to keep it authentic.

10:07 PM  
Blogger Susanna said...

Thanks Emily :)

10:09 PM  
Blogger Kev frum BROOKLYN! said...

Not a bad choice at all E. Not a bad choice at all.

10:27 PM  
Blogger do the teufel shuffle said...

i wanna see a girl do shake ya ass - but only if she does it well.

my female recommendations:
1) lil kim - queen bitch
2) monie love - it's a shame
3) antionnette - i got an attitude

and guy/girl duo bonus rec:
cube & yoyo - you can't play with my yoyo

8:18 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Oh, I totally would do Shake Ya Ass. But not this month. Do I need to preface it with a speech about how I do, in fact, respect the ladies? ;)

4:04 PM  
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