The People’s Choice DJ Envy stops by to talk about his role as the devil’s advocate on the Breakfast Club, his recent admission of infidelity to his wife, how other dj’s ain’t playing right, getting a gun pulled on him by Nas, and tells us his strategy on how to “kill a muthafucker breathin’”. We also get a call from The Boondocks TV series character Uncle Ruckus, who asks us for a handout and waxes poetic on the day’s race-related hot topics.
One of the best interviews ever, and I know I say that week after week but if you’re not used to this excellence by now then how can I convince you? Just press play kids. The musical segments are available for download below as well. You’re welcome.
I’m a fan of Donald E. Westlake book series, and I thoroughly enjoyed Mel Gibson’s take on Parker in Payback. Pretty much all of the movies are varied takes on one of the books from the series where Parker is betrayed by his cohorts and left for dead. The other books in the series detail different capers he participates in.
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this movie because i had SERIOUS trepidation given the trailer with its focus on one-liners and the contemporary style of action movies that are usually badly filmed, and Jennifer Lopez. The first few minutes of the movie worried me because they had Parker being WAY more chatty than he should be. Parker is a traditional hard-boiled character, he is an “ethical” criminal, he doesn’t talk much except through his actions, and he has a strict set of rules that he follows.
As the movie went on the Parker I was familiar with began to show his face and Jennifer Lopez didn’t annoy me as I expected, and there was no shoehorned in romance. It’s another solid piece of work from Jason Statham, following Safe which was another smartly done action film from him. This is worth checking out.
Next month, Michael Jordan will turn 50 years old. Many consider him not only the greatest basketball player ever but the best athlete that ever lived. Unfortunately, the statements are not true because Jordan is not the greatest basketball player that ever lived.
New York Times Pop Culture critic Jon Caramanica helped us kick off 2013 as he talks about his journey to the Grey Lady, how artists like Rick Ross are able to survive in Hip Hop’s “post truth” era, how Chief Keef is just as important to the culture as your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper and more. We’re back. Newmanati!
Another classic episode in the books, this time out I dropped a Hip-Hop Love set to start the show off, then hit you with some 80′s classics and in the last break it’s pure storytelling Hip-Hop. Download them all below.
Face Melting Music is a dubstep mixtape composed by DJ Ben-Ha-Meen of PleaseDontStare.Com with selections from Khal of RockTheDub.Com. Expertly mixed and arranged, Face Melting Music takes Rock, Soul, & R&B music and mashes it up with the speaker crushing sounds of dubstep. An hour long adventure, Face Melting Music is the first in a series of mixes by the young lions Ben-Ha-Meen & Khal. Feel free to post tweet tumblr send by carrier pigeon and thanks for your support. Download links and tracklisting after the break.
The Major League vs the Minor League. Program Director of New York’s famed Hot 97 Ebro Darden comes on the Combat Jack Show, after a heated Twitter exchange with CJ to discuss the current state of radio, why 97 has its current playlist, why certain records don’t get air play during primetime, and what’s really going on with Hip Hop culture. Did we ask the hard questions? Indeed. But Is Sean Price a Minor League emcee? I’ll let Ebro tell it. #OccupyHot97.
Bun B x Freddie Gibbs x Despot… where do we even begin? From Freddie’s ESGN label and current relationship with Young Jeezy and CTE to Despot being a NYC club owner and the schit he has to deal with to Bun B flexing all professorial and having the show turn into a roundtable on race in New York versus the south. It’s bigger than rap. #Newmanati!
Definitely one of my more favorite episodes, as I love to see Hip-Hop tackle social issues like it used to do. You know back in the day when rappers actually had something to say? That happens in this episode. Amazing isn’t it? In the music breaks I drop some new stuff, a sick T.I. set, and some roots reggae to finish it off, download them below.
Moses Michael Levi walked us through that fateful night and talks about how he aimed at the shoulder meats and not the ceiling, his thoughts on the Israel/ Palestinian conflict, why he endorsed Mitt Romney, whether he’s having fun or not in life and why he doesn’t need therapy. It’s bigger than rap.
Personally, Shyne’s stance on Israel and Palestine is hilarious to me as I can’t see how you can call Palestinians terrorists but refuse to acknowledge that Israels actions can be seen in a terrorist light as well. I have to say that as much as I disagree with him he is very well spoken in his ideas and thoughts. During the music breaks I played a bunch of random classic Hip-Hop and a dubstep set in the second one. Download them below.