Read In Your Language

Happy 50th Birthday, Graffiti!

In 1967, some dude in Philly wrote his name on a wall to get a girl's attention. My how this culture has grown up since then.

Taggin Ass City

A historical look at the origins of the 1st element of hip hop in this new documentary. Culture kicks the facts.


A LEGEND amongst legends has passed away in Philadelphia. You should probably know this name if you SAY you love hip hop culture...

The Art Scene: The Fun Gallery

Street Art? New???? Our Big Brother Samo, aka Basquiate and the crew was doin that back in the day in NY, sun. Take peep into the start of a movement.

Da Buze Bruvaz: Hard Liquor

Our favorite rap group is back making that unmistakable hip hop music. Nothin but fire. see if I'm wrong...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sign Ahead

Like the sign says, time to use an alternate route to get where you're going.

With this INterNets thing going full steam right now, I always ask, "why isn't there an artist to reflect the scene?" Portable digital TVs, cellphone video camcorders, 7" notebooks, touch screen pads, and dudes are still hoping for a major label recording contract. Dudes out here are walking around with high capability camcorders and are taking Polaroid stills with it. HD comes off like sh*t to someone who has an outdated computer (think about that link/video guys). I know they dropped something to this nature on XXL today, but I have been speaking from this same book of knowledge for a while. Why do dudes still think they need a label to do it these days? Finances? Not with that 360 deal homie. Fame? Many things feed the ego of men. Success? There are PLENTY of artists who have had mainstream music hits and were not compensated, and others simply overspent their earnings. And we need not deal with the law breaking episodes of some.

If I was in my 20's I'd be on some ground breaking sh*t with rap. I'd have virtuosos looped on the MPC straight giving the public some raw crazy illness that would have people waiting for the next drop. The videos would be visuals, some like them stoned psychedelic ones on Windows Media Player, some slide shows, some footage edits, you know, VISUALS. No offense, but it's 2010, mufukkas are still looking/hoping/paying for a 'Hype' Williams video. Just because Rik Cordero bought a HD camera don't mean you have to pay the raise in the rate rapper dude.

Charlie Sloth is the only one I have seen in my lane of thought so far.

Cats are wasting money, renting cars, paying video chicks, renting jewelry, still doing the 'standing in front of the posse rapping' shots. Dudes now have started the 'in the studio' performance videos, but how many times does that come off as a "get the camera son, this is fly" weeded moment? The same old tired formulas. Wasted time and space. Dudes are stuck in a box and can't see the environment or it's surroundings. Don't think the labels will help either. Why would they want to give you creative space if their hand is in your pocket? Gotta be close to them for that hand to reach.

That's why I have been telling y'all the Mp3 mystery, the 'think about how' you ain't gotta be a rapper to be in the industry and get money, the whole 'peep game' position. The way it's set up now, you ain't gotta pay for an A&R contact list (see that?). You ain't gotta even show your face or show up these days (e.g. DOOM). You can waste your time if you want trying to get Nahright & 2Dopeboyz to post your Mp3 (which is not enough). Sh*t, Meka from 2Dopeboyz started as an XXL commenter! He's the crate digger, not the A&R guy. Think about that one.

You could be the most anticipated worldwide phenom on the INterNets and never leave your house. You could be hearing your music on TV and stuff while watching it. You could do a real performance from your basement or backyard, I mean serious performance, not incriminating fiendish acting videotaping. Cats would never see your face, you do various styles of videos to go with your music. Live streams capable of making large clubs and venues. If you're a club DJ, you know what I'm typing is VERY possible. What promoter wouldn't salivate at not having to pamper an artist through town for a performance and instead wire you dough for a signed and agreed exclusive performance video stream?

A cat could be named 'Showercap' and have nothing but a silhouette of his head and have some crazy music and visuals to match, and he's an explosive character in media. Think of 'Max Headroom'. David Letterman will have you on the Top 10, believe this. Your 'mushroom' videos of music can get you in diners, boutiques, and cafes. Think about this when you wanna burn some DVDs (thank me later).

In this environment we should have an artist that uses Hindu/Arabic samples with some House/club undertones, old school drum beats, spitting rap like an animated Busta/wordplay BIG, looking like Devin The Dude (just saying), and everybody knows he drops a new banger the 3rd Friday of the month, and his Paypal is thick while he sits on his back porch eating a Hot Pocket and drinking a Sprite with a blunt lit. Females are not omitted from any part of this equation by the way.

"If I was in my 20's"

^ I could do it now. How many people have done unofficial edited videos to artists music on YouTube, and still garnered major views? Can an artist do this with new, original music? Yes, and could go really major with it, you know, how Drake was really supposed to be doing it and should have done it. He was "in a position" where he didn't need to sign to a label, everything on the radio was taken from the 'net (no vinyl), probably from the same download source we went and got it from. They (HHS1978) should have went to whoever visualized, and replicated that, continuance of the 'net presence for revenue, without the major label restraints (hands in the pockets).

The youngin's have one thing harder to do, whereas we had to create the visual with the words, they have to provide the actual visual to match the words.

There's an enormous detour available on the information superhighway that would actually be feasible for many to take. You might find that home you were looking for but were passing it all the time going the same way as everyone else.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

$ykotic Quickstrike:Practice + Packing

That water above actually runs for about 3 1/2 miles to a stream where the salmon spawn in early October. To the right is wooded terrain on an incline at least 40-50 ft. high, I haven't ventured on that side yet. Last 7/4 we had a 2 night camp-out there that went pretty well. Trying to get Patagonia or Coleman to sponsor (pay for porta-potty 3 day rental) so I can try to make it an event.

Gas powered generator=turntables.

That Icelandic volcano is the latest episode of 'The Universe On Line One'.
After I visualized this incident, I started to think, it's getting to that time of year where people travel quite often, and it's looking like you may need to add the survival tools in the luggage with the linen and boat shoes. One might be going to an island getaway and end up in a shelter because of a hurricane or earthquake. Or pick-pocketed funds.

The word around is that JakPak didn't affix the closures well, and the mosquito net around the hands is horrible if it's raining. But yeah, a jacket-tent. Just to show you how preparation is vital, people out there stuck at those airports could've used this.

Y'all copped that water bottle yet?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Robbin' Hood Theory

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

$ykotic Quickstrike: SunShyne

Home girl underneath this is ill with the wordplay. Salutes.

What do you think of this? Shyne's got a winner. Let the right engineer finesse the arrangement on this song and it's a go.

Son walked out of a correction's facility, took a paid flight to the homeland of Belize, signed a hefty recording contract and moved to the UK to start putting in work. Straight gangster for someone who gets chided for wearing a Harvard law sweatshirt and fugly New Balances with Hebrew dressing. Dude jetted off with a pot of gold, and highstepping with a quickness requires you to wear comfortable and sporty clothing.

Shyne's about to run some laps around the rap game.

Kibblez & Bitz:

Foster Sylvers>Drake

Jamal from Illegal>Drake

Lil' Vicious>Drake


Monday, April 12, 2010


what up folk! this is Culture, aka bboy cult. man, its been a minute since i been back atchall! how the folk? the fam? the kids? the side piece?

i ran into this earlier today, and all i got to say is, this bitch got lyrics. and not like bitch in a derogatory way. like bitch like i say nigga to my niggas. regardless this bitch can spit! now this bitch is a bit butch and built like a Bob or a Brian. but the bitch aint bad. ifn she a chicken that likes to take a lick'n, i might take a like'n. cept'n if she a butch bitch dont like to share. then i gots to draw the line there. strait up.

the shit that kills me is that a lot of females feel like they got to be dudeish to rock. and what guys like to hear are GIRLS on the mic. not chicks tryin to pose tuff like dudes. its not necessary, unless u ENJOY actin like a guy.

Exhibit A:

"My Desire" by Salt N Pepa

get up on game.

i'll be back atchall soon. don't worry. yall are in capable hands.... get 'em $yk!

The Two Million Dollar Man

We have the technology
We have the capability to make the worlds first bionic rapper
Drake will be that man
Better than he was before
Better, Stronger, Faster

The moment has arrived. The machine is fine-tuned and oiled, ready to crank out the material recorded by rap's new bionic man. Considering what was said in his recent interview, his bionic eye can detect the haters with precise accuracy. Acknowledging the recent ACL recovery and the all 'Over' the place video, the bionic legs work well. It's time to put the '2 Million Dollar Man' to the test and see whether the bionic investment was/is worthy.

* Blogger's note: The 'Six Million Dollar Man' TV series is owned by Universal. *

Expect the SAG (Screen Actors Guild) card carry member to take us through his "rags to riches", "I did this with no help" stories as he rises to worldwide acclaim with the help of one of the world's largest media conglomerates. This bionic blueprint will be scrutinized heavily for pointers on how to create other versions of rap 'cyborgs' (Nicki 'Jamie Summers' Minaj is on the gurney as we speak).

Although the 'Six Million Dollar Man' series was groundbreaking and quite interesting, the TV show only lasted for 5 years.

Sit back and enjoy the show.

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