Monday, December 31, 2007

diggedy and the mrs.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Guest Blogger: Charlie

I love music. Yes, music is entertaining, but that's why I like it, not why I love it. What makes music special is its power to affect mental and physical response. Everyone has that song for getting in a good mood, or that song that yields motivation, or that song when its time for un poco bump y grind.

These are my top 5 songs* for pushing through mental and physical barriers and onto new personal achievements:

1) Nice & Smooth - No Delayin
2) Rolling Stones - Paint It, Black
3) Wu - 7th Chamber Pt. 2
4) AC/DC - Back In Black
5) House of Pain - Who's The Man

*usually changes daily; not in any specific order

I would love to hear others' top 5 songs for any given purpose.

See you next year.

- Charlie

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Who's Gonna Take It?

The anticipation grows.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Meet (half of) The Contestants!

Check out the video below to meet some of the contestants participatin' in the 1st Annual Hip Hop Karaoke Championship. Christmas is around the corner so if you're still stuck on a gift, HHK tickets make a great stocking-stuffer. Grab your tickets HERE or to purchase no-fee hard copy tickets, hit us up via the Contact page and we'll get it sorted.
Our personal highlights on this are Scooter's stoic pose while Doni D talks and Pancho throwing up signs on the low during K-Dot's promo spot. What's your favorite spot?

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Sunday, December 16, 2007

HHK on Radio Ruckus TONIGHT! (December 16th)

If you are by a radio or computer, HHK will be appearing on the Radio Ruckus show on WRSU (Rutgers University).

The show is from 10pm-2am. HHK will be appearing at around 11pm.

If you are able to pick up the radio signal, it is 88.7.

If you want to listen live on the computer, it's:

(just click on the "listen" link!)

We'll have some special guests with us, and a shovel.


Friday, December 14, 2007

Weekend At Diggedy's - Volume 43

Yes I know it's late..

And it's going to be short.

We had our company holiday party last night and I'm spent.

Here you go.

Choice cold cuts.

Make a hero out of them.

Rakim - "You Don't Fool Me"


Big Daddy Kane featuring Kool G Rap - "Raw" (DEMO)


PMD featuring LL Cool J - "Rampage" (DEMO)

DOWNLOAD IT! (shout out to for the mp3). Pretty crazy track.

When you're short on time, stick with the legends.

Have a good weekend, bon bons, and all that good stuff.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Blog Wit RDJ Day... and Everybody's Celebratin'

Hey young world. It's your boy RDJizzy, here to drop some RDJism -- no wait, that sounds nasty. Although your moms didn't think so last night.

(I'm just kidding. I don't know your moms.)

This is my version of a Wex's Wednesdays-type list. Today's topic combines the two genres I love and kind of assume people that around me usually hate.

Best References In Rap Lyrics To Heavy Metal Bands

1. Charlie Brown, in ATCQ feat. LONS, "Scenario (Remix)": "Remix mad kick / More than Metallica!"

A savvy lyric, no doubt referencing Lars Ulrich's famed double-kick drum attack, most notably on display in the climactic section of their 1988 opus, "One". Goddamn, I loved that band. Still do. I'm a member of and have downloaded some of their recent shows, and they sound as good as ever! Their set lists are focusing much more on their 80s stuff now -- they're performing "Disposable Heroes", "Blackened", and other chestnuts in their entirety -- and they just rawk.

2. Malik B., in The Roots' "Proceed": "I can make Conan and the Titans clash / And I can make Metallica and Guns N' Roses crash."

Anyone remember the 1992 megatour with Metallica, Guns N' Roses, and Faith No More (circa their best album, 'Angel Dust'?) Anyone remember how it got cancelled/postponed after that infamous night in Montreal when James Hetfield burned his hand in a pyrotechnic miscue (karma, I say, for the band getting too fancy and arena-rock) AND Axl Rose stormed offstage after coming on late, and that sparked a huge riot? I had tickets for the Vancouver show at BC Place -- our football stadium with a roof that looks like a giant inflatable mattress (ridiculous) -- and I had stayed up ALL NIGHT to get those tickets and I got mononucleosis because I was so tired and run-down and then the effin' show got cancelled. Those were my three favourite bands in the world at the time, too. I got to see Metallica plenty of other times, and saw FNM too at a club show. Never did get to see GnR.
I'm still mad.

3. Chuck D. & Flavor Flav, in Public Enemy's "Bring The Noise": "Wax is for Anthrax / Still it can rock bells"

Quite the shout-out, kind of out-of-the-blue at the time, and it of course spawned the Anthrax/P.E. collabo on the re-recording of the same song, which arguably paved the way for the whole Judgement Night thing and eventually the whole excreble late-90's rock-rap thing, but was a pretty great track all the same. Apparently Anthrax was hella honoured to be mentioned by P.E.. I would be too.

4. Phife in ATCQ, "The Hop": "You might as well do Megadeth / Y'all punk MC's better save your freaking breath"

One of the better songs on '96's lackluster "Beats, Rhymes, and Life". Megadeth is a strange band. They have one absolutely amazing album -- 1990's "Rust In Peace" -- that they never matched, before or since. It features some of the most amazing guitar part writing and rhythm section arrangements I've ever heard. I'm sure Phife didn't mean to dis.


There's gotta be more; help me out, yo!


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Axiom Video Bio Outtake

Meet Axiom, one of the 12 contestants in the 1st Annual Hip Hop Karaoke Championship. In this outtake from his video bio, the smooth-as-silk emcee encourages the viewer to buy a ticket by pointing out that the championship will end in a rainstorm of hell, violence and destruction. A born salesman. (We love ya, Ax!)

Sunday, December 09, 2007

HHK Withdrawal?

What do you do on these cold, winter nights while waiting for the Championship to go down January 25th? If you're two of the competitors, you get a live band to flip a classic hip-hop song, get an inflatable woman to crowd surf and go nuts. Have you bought your ticket yet?

Friday, December 07, 2007

Weekend at Diggedy's - Volume 42

50 days til the gauntlet is thrown down.

I'm already going through HHK withdrawal. I performed "Roc Boys" for Nicki and her cat the other day. Wasn't the same.

Definitely check out the youtube clip below this post of RDJ dropping science.. Some terrific introspection.

Today, I'm feeling very Hiero. So it's a special HIERO EDITION of Weekend At Diggedy's.

Please to enjoy these choice cuts for Friday, December 7th.

Hieroglyphics - "Burnt"

The track that introduced the world to the Hiero crew. It's brilliant. How many tracks have the beat switch for every emcee? Tremendous. A must. Download it!

Del feat Q-Tip & Pep Love - "Undisputed Champs"

Ahhhh to be able to have a photo of my face at Tower Records in Long Island when I saw this cassingle on the shelf. I don't think my hopes have ever been as high for a track. It did not disappoint. Dowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwnload it!

Souls of Mischief - "Good Feeling"

If you like the last Souls demo I posted, you should love this one. Crazy bass line. This is the type of beat you just want to swallow the mic on.

God bless Hieroglyphics. You got me through the early part of the 90's with style and grace.

On a side note, if anyone has Casual's "That's How It Is" (Disseshowwedo remix), and Del's "Missing Link", please put the link in the comments section. I only have those on cassettes.



Have a good weekend people.

RDJ Outtake

so... as some of you know, we've been shooting some video lately. we've been filming the 12 Contestants of the HHK Championship - trying to get a better understanding of who they are as people, how they found hip hop, hhk, etc.

we're still knee deep in the filming and editing process, so we really don't have anything we can show the world yet. but - to give you a sneak peak, here's a quick outtake of the talk i had with RDJ the other day (outside of the Canadian Consulate nonetheless). it's RDJ talking about what it means to be a Canadian in NYC, the birth place of hip hop. enjoy.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

found this...

LA Weekly: May 1989. Attitude.

*edit: link to the original story.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Guest Blogger: Van

What's up y'all? It's Van, making a return appearance to Wex's Wednesdays. So yesterday, I'm at home listening to some mix CD I made a ways back and Redman's "Whateva Man" comes on. The first line of the second verse is something I get a kick out of every single time I hear it: "I smoked with a lot of college, students/Most of 'em, wasn't graduatin and they knew it." Genius!

Anyway, today's Wex's Wednesdays is list your favorite rap lines. Aside from that one, here's a couple of others I really dig:

1) "Well I'm that kid in the corner/All fucked up and I wanna so I'm gonna"--Beastie Boys, "Sure Shot". Man, that line gets me hype every time I hear it!

2) "What a way to go out, out like a sucker/But I'm on track, like a Long Island train conductor"--EPMD, "I'm Housin'". Sadly, it took me about 15 years to make out E saying "Long Island train conductor." Now that I know, I'm hooked on that lyric.

3) "I got 7 mac 11's, about 8 38's, 9 9's, 10 mac 10's/the shit never ends/You can't touch my riches/Even if you had MC Hammer and them 357 bitches"--Notorious B.I.G., that Biggie/2pac live song (I'm not sure of the title.) When I moved up here, that was on the radio all the time and I thought it was pretty dope. That still runs through my head all the time.

Those are a few. What's yours?

- Van

Saturday, December 01, 2007


If you don't buy tickets after watching this, you need to double-check you still have a heart.