Thursday, May 31, 2007


Sorry Bro's. Got my wires crossed and posted on the wrong blog. Too much bloggin' for the noggin' got me all shook up.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Good Stuff

This made my day. Can you imagine a time where they would actually have good acts on the show? No fear of the cd skipping this time.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

5th Dynasty Clan

Friday night The Legendary Roots crew came to Richmond and played a free show for the 400th Anniversary of Jamestown, VA. Halfway through the performance, ?uestlove mentioned that they almost cancelled the show because of the ties between the early Jamestown settlement and the beginning of slavery over 400 years ago (Brother ?uestion sported a tshirt which read in big letters "TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT JAMESTOWN"). It was a good thing they didn't cancel because the show was amazing. I've probably seen them play about five times before and this was definitely one of the best. If you haven't had the pleasure of seeing them live, you should consider checking them out next time they come around your way. These guys tour more than any other hip-hop out there and rarely dissapoint. Never a dull moment, they keep a nice pace throughout the performance.

The highlights of the show were definitely the medley, where they drop old and new songs back to back like Tical, Throw Some D's, Shimmy Shimmy Ya, and Sexy Back and this Bob Dylan cover of Masters of War by Go Get A Late Pass aka Quest, Kirk Douglas, and Tuba Gooding Jr. Check it out:

(this was not recorded by me, I youtubed it)

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Time Comes But Once A Year.

I'd like to take the oppotunity to say a belated Unhappy Birthday to this charming man who turned 48 on tuesday (but it felt like sunday).

I used to really be into this show....No Brokeback

...or is it Pro Brokeback:

This dude was supposed to be the toughguy jock of the crew. Greg Loughenis over here.

AC Slater and J-CVD not only have the same clothing style and cool guy swagger, but they share similar dance moves too. peep.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


I started watching this a couple weeks ago, but then forgot about it, then remembered it again. Since then Part 4 has been taken down. If anyone can find it, please holla.

"This series is about how those in power have used Freud's theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy." - Adam Curtis


Sunday, May 20, 2007

Sylvester Stallone did the above version for RAMBO IV. I've always really liked his work and this trailer is just plain bonkers.

Just wanted to share.

Saturday, May 19, 2007


Todd James did the above intro version for Aqua Teen Hunger Force. I've always really liked his work and this animation is just plain bonkers.

Just wanted to share.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Whether or No

Whatever you're doing today I hope it's outside. It's too nice not to be out. If I had my NPR folding chair yet from donating durring the last pledge drive I would be sitting outside, blasting some tunes and annonying the patrons of the deli across the street. So enjoy the nice weather for me please, I would do the same for you.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

just a little update, its been a while

Big up WORLD NYC! Check the storefront display (middle) if you're in the area. Maybe its still up!

Also, Civilize participated in a skateboard deck art show at HENRY here in Richmond on the 4th. Here's a photo of the participants' boards. All the boards looked great! The pencil is real nice too *WINK*.

I'm gonna try to start blogging more again, maybe even some new youtube mashups.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Crack Champs

This has been my shit for a years now, but now that I have a public forum I'm going to promote it some more. If you are in to any of that crack slangin', hoe pimpin', snitch stichin' rap you need to make THIS your new favorite single. The titular song from Master P's "Ghetto D". The album came out in '97 and this, to me, is the ultimate song about crack cocaine. Essentially what you have here is a 4:36 song dedicated to telling you, the listener, exactly how to cook crack. That's it, nothing else to say. The beat is sick, nothing to over produced and the lyrics are genius. Take for instance, this selection from aptly named C-Murder:

"And makin' crack like this is the song
You won't be getting yo money if yo shit ain't cooked long
Over cook yo dope it might come out brown
Them fiends gonna run yo ass clean outta town"

Sylvia Plath wished she would some day complete such a compelling MASTER Piece. I first remember hearing "Ghetto D" on my way to a swim meet (like a true thug) some time around '98/ '99 and it has been one of my favorite No Limit songs every put out. That's all for now, my keyboard is broken and I have laundry to do. Enjoy the weather.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

in this ****ing civilized world...

our shirts are now available at WORLD NYC. check out their blog. thanks to dallas and kareem for the support!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

With The Serious...

comes the silly. I'm sure most people have seen this before. I wish I had it on dvd I'd probably just play it all day at the store.

Something To Read

HITT: Americans are going to think that because you were at Guantanamo Bay, that you were a terrorist, and that everybody was.


HITT: What would you say to them?

ABDULLAH: Uh… I would say, even if I were an angel, I would still be a terrorist to them, because it’s the thing that they wanted. People don’t want to take responsibility for their mistakes, that’s it. They want to put it on others. It’s like slaughtering a sheep, for example, and when the sheep keeps shaking and the blood’s spilling all over the place, they’d scream at it and say, “You’re a bad sheep! Bad, bad sheep, because your blood came on my clothes, or my dress.” You know what I’m saying? They would take you, maybe torture you, or maybe kill you, or maybe put you under so much stress, and then they would say, “You’re a bad person,” ‘cause you’d been through those things. Why did you put me through those things in the first place?

The above is the closing segment from a radio show I listen to on NPR that was re-broadcast yesterday from its original play date a year ago. The show deals with detainees from Guantanamo bay and the situations surrounding their detainment. The final segment consists of a man interviewing two individuals held for extended periods of time with little or no evidence of their guilt, and no way to question their detainment because of the American governments attitude toward the Geneva conventions and the rules of habeas corpus.

I'm not trying to turn this into a political blog or debate over American foreign policies over the Internet. I am just restating for you, the reader, a transcription of an ex-prisoners statement that I think is quite powerful.

The full transcript is available here. If you would like to listen to this particular show it will be hosted for the rest of the week (until next Monday) if you search for "This American Life" in Itunes under podcasts.