Monday, September 29, 2008

Weekend Photos (snippet)

F.Y.I...If any of you are planning on seeing the new Spike Lee movie 'Miracle At St. Anne' I'd stay away from doing that unless you want to see a boring, all over the place, comedy of a war movie.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Album Review: Busy Signal 'Loaded'

So Dancehall Reggae has been pretty crappy for some years now. In recent years with a slew of new generation artist like Mavado, Vybez Kartel, Demarco, Munga, Busy Signal and others, the Dancehall quality has risen. The singles are top notch with more substance other than shooting and killing. The problem I have had with Dancehall albums in the past is that they have not been albums in their entirety. Rather, they have been more of an assortment of old singles thrown together to make an album. This has been the case until last year when Mavado released Gangsta for Life which was an album that had a concept with a few older singles and more new material than any Dancehall album has had in years. Since then, artists have definitely had to step their game up when it came to an album, which now bring us to the review of Loaded by Busy Signal. This is Busy’s second album but it’s full of new quality material with a wide array of topics. Busy seems to have got the memo on how to create an album and with his unique flow (mix of Dancehall artist and rap flow influence) he paints pictures of life as he sees it.
From the beginning, the album starts off running with ‘People so Evil’ which talks about people, their ways and the dirty things they do in life. The way Busy sings you can feel the words in his voice. His delivery is precise with every word and rhythm coming across as he would only want it to. This song paints a picture for the whole album. The album can be listened to with pleasure from beginning to end. Some tracks that stand out are ‘Jail’, ‘Fast, Fast, Fast, Fast’. ‘Real Jamaican’, ‘These Are the Days’ (my personal favorite), ‘Hustle Hard’, ‘My world’ and ‘Knocking At Your Door” -which is more like a usual Jamaican spoken word song but it’s story telling at its best. The Album rounds off with ‘Murderer’ and ‘Face Life’. Although this album has sixteen tracks it seems pretty short from beginning to end but it leaves you fulfilled. When albums are good, regardless of how many songs, they leave you still end up wanting more. I’d recommend any Dancehall lover to pick this album up but I’m sure you already have it so for the people who casually listen I’d definitely go buy it now that it has the NYshit stamp of approval all over it 4.5/5.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Here is the trailer for the upcoming movie Notorious which is based on the life of Brooklyn's own Notorious B.I.G. I hope it's good but it looks good.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Grown man?

There comes a time in every man's life when he just has to put the vans away for a bit and pick up a pair of grown man shoes. Whoever knows me, knows that I never wear shoes at all but I've decided maybe I might shock the world and switch it up a bit in the future. I'm not going to go totally grown up on y'all but I'll gradually wet my feet. I've been looking at some shoes for awhile now and nothing seemed to catch my eye until one day I came across these beauties by London based company called F-Troupe while browsing the beast. Check out a couple of the models I thought were cool.

Crepe Hiking Boot

Chocolate Crepe Canoe Shoe

Ear Candy

So this morning I needed something mellow to just soothe my day. What better way to relax at work than to listen to the queen herself none other than Nina Simone. One album of hers I listen to the most is called 'Four Women: The Nina Simone Phillips Recordings.' It's filled with an endless array of her songs that will keep you occupied for hours. If you don't have it, you better get it. Pure goodness.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Another weekend

What shall I do? It's definitely not warm out anymore. I really want to go out and take some shots but do I really want to deal with the brisk winds? Maybe I'll stay in and continue to work on this secret project I've been working on. Any suggestions?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Real Talk

So I came across this video of NY's favorite Dj Funk Flex airing out R. Kelly. He's letting his voice head about R. Kelly's recent interview on BET. I must say that I agree 100% with Flex because let's be real here, those of us who saw the tape know it's that fool R. Kelly on there. Just because he got off that doesn't mean jack we know it's you fool!!! Parents out there hide you kids from that man. Peep the the flex video below.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Random Shots

Hunter's B'day Celebration

My brother from another mother celebrated his birthday this week, so he decided to gather all his friend together over the weekend at Habana Outpost here in Brooklyn to celebrate. Check out the pictures.

Mmmmm corn

The man of the hour

Obama!!! (register to vote folks)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Dancehall fever

For my Dancehall lovers out there. This is a little video from Tim Westwood's radio show in London showing Busy Signal going in on the mic. This is video #2 because it's the hotter of the two. Oh Lloyd was there!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


What in the world was Kanye thinking. Yeah we all know he always thinks to push the envelope but damn when I saw this I had to laugh.

I'm still here

Bare with me people I'm just a little occupied with work and deadlines. Have patience with me i'll back in your face sooner than you think.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008