September 29, 2009
September 28, 2009
I'm sure some of ya'll have heard about it already, but a fall capsule will be dropping on the 1st from Supreme. They collabed with APC on this one. Super dope set, and I need some New Standards, so I'll be coppin for sure!
September 24, 2009
September 23, 2009
Pink Moon is a GREAT song, although you can hear how hollow his voice is. There is alot more to Nick Drake than it seems off the songs I've posted thus far. Check out the bio..
As per Wiki:"
Nicholas Rodney "Nick" Drake (19 June 1948 – 25 November 1974) was an English singer-songwriter and musician best known for his haunting, acoustic, autumnal songs. His primary instrument was the guitar, although he was also proficient at piano, clarinet, and saxophone. Although he failed to find a wide audience during his lifetime, Drake's work has grown steadily in stature, to the extent that he now ranks among the most influential English singer-songwriters of the last 50 years.
Drake signed to Island Records when he was 20 years old and released his debut album, Five Leaves Left, in 1969. By 1972, he had recorded two more albums — Bryter Layter and Pink Moon. None of the albums sold more than 5,000 copies on their initial release. His reluctance to perform live or be interviewed further contributed to his lack of commercial success. Despite this, he was able to gather a loyal group of fans who would champion his music. One such person was his manager, Joe Boyd, who had a clause put into his own contract with Island Records that ensured Drake's records would never go out of print.
He suffered from depression and insomnia throughout his life, and these topics were often reflected in his lyrics. Upon completion of his third album, 1972's Pink Moon, he withdrew from both live performance and recording, retreating to his parents' home in rural Warwickshire. On 25 November 1974, Drake died from an overdose of amitriptyline, a prescribed antidepressant; he was 26 years old.
There was residual interest in Drake's music through the mid-1970s, but it was not until the 1979 release of the retrospective album Fruit Tree that his back catalogue came to be reassessed. By the mid-1980s, Drake was being credited as an influence by such artists as Robert Smith and Peter Buck. In 1985, The Dream Academy reached the UK and US charts with "Life in a Northern Town", a song written for and dedicated to Drake. By the early 1990s, he had come to represent a certain type of 'doomed romantic' musician in the UK music press, and was frequently cited by artists including Kate Bush, Paul Weller, and The Black Crowes. Drake's first biography was written in 1997, and was followed in 1998 by the documentary film A Stranger Among Us. In 2000, Volkswagen featured the title track from Pink Moon in a television advertisement, and within a month Drake had sold more records than he had in the previous thirty years."
From one Drake to another. The story of Nick Drake is a bittersweet one. This music is surely timeless though. I'll go into the details in a few posts, but for now just enjoy the music!
That chorus is my shit. This one AND the original one.
September 22, 2009
Sin is back with another banger! His debut project, The Story of Love and Hate, should be dropping here in October. Stay tuned for more from The Good Sin. This one is featuring TH, Jus Moni, and TaySean. Whatup Firm Official! Whatup Cloud Nice! Whatup Sota!
Drop Bomb extended family on twitter!!!
September 20, 2009
September 15, 2009
I must say, I've always said he should be alittle more mean at times. Other than that Bill Maher makes all valid points.
Boy, you know you messed up if Obama is talkin' 'bout ya..
September 14, 2009
September 09, 2009
September 05, 2009
September 03, 2009
I didn't get a chance to throw in my headphones to get the full effect of the beat. Once you get past that I'm a Rider x 10 part in the beginnin' it actually gets to be kinda good. Sounds semi-Ferrari-F, so I can deal with that.
"Flight 187" is gonna be on the 50th Law Of Power mixtape, which is also gonna be the title of his new book. I like the 48 Laws of Power book, and the original author is helping 50 pen this book, so I am actually interested in it.