Kanye Leaked, Dogs and Cats Lie Down Together

Kanye’s album has leaked. Oh dear God.

Sorry that’s the best I could do with 5 minutes. That in the back is supposed to be a broken sprinkler, decease leaking out all of Kanye’s songs.

Thank you to each and every one of you that sent me frantic IMs, pills called me, texted me, etc. to break this important news. I truly appreciate it.

Hands up if you didn’t see this coming, seriously. I’m a little sad to take part in this Curtis v Graduation thing, but this will certainly make things a bit more interesting for the Sept 11th Showdown.

I am really busy playing Earthbound right now, but if I can find some spare time in the midst of being a little Japanese kid with a yellow backpack and hitting snakes with a bat, I might tell you whether or not it is worth buying.

As I may have mentioned to some of you, however, I think the true competition here is between Soulja Boy and 50 Cent. I would love to see the originator of the Crank Dat Movement (CDM) have a better first week than 50.

Remember, kids. Every time you crank dat soulja boy, an angel gets its wings.

Video – Kanye West – Stronger


This is apparently Kanyeezy’s newest video, medications for Stronger.

I’m a little conflicted on this one. On one hand, it’s got all the ingredients needed for a hot video:

* Daft Punk
* Akira (apparently recreating a particular scene, no less)
* Futuristic setting
* Japan
* Random, scantily-clad women that have nothing to do with the song or video

But somehow it’s not quite there for me. It’s pretty good, but given the above components, this should be stellar. Instead, it comes off as being sort of B minus-ish.

What do you think?

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MIXTAPE SHOW EPISODE 27 – Bling Interview

MIXTAPE SHOW EPISODE 27 – Bling Interview

Switched it up on you. If you listen to nothing else this week, for sale listen to this show. This show isn’t full of bangers and straight up heat, it’s full of fucking science. My man Kareem Edouard is working on a documentary (available for free online at wghfilms.com) right now that talks about the massive amount of people in Africa dying because of the diamond industry’s stranglehold on the economy and political situation in various African nations – Sierra Leone isn’t the only one.

We’re talking, for example, tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children – our brothers and sisters – being dismembered or murdered within the space of a few days. Listen through about three minutes of this conversation – you’ll see what I’m talking about.

What does this have to do with you? Well, if you’ve watched a rap video in the past 7 years, you’ve probably seen someone that is (probably unbeknownst to them) helping to fuel the conflict diamond trade. If you’ve already seen the documentary, this should provide some more information and background on what the production and whatnot are all about.

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