Filed under: Alan The Chemist,Announcements,Not Your Average
Written by: Robbie Ettelson
I need this immediately.
I need this immediately.
Having become a one of the most requested demos ever played on the Stretch and Bobbito show, Terror Green‘s “45 Stitches” now has an animated video and a vinyl pressing, along with three other tracks. Sounding a lot like Jemini The Gifted Child, this is some of that good old BK ’95 indy action to catch a flashback to. Cop the vinyl here, courtesy of the good people over at Heavy Jewelz.
’45 Stitches’ video:
If you’re in Melbourne on 14 December, swing past the laucnh party for the new issue of Acclaim mag where I’ll be stunting in a CRC polo, creeping out interns and aiming for my usual “World’s Drunkest Man” award, while checking out if these Underachievers characters qualify for New Rap That Doesn’t Suck status. RSVP here.
“Unkut.com is a unique and more importantly necessary platform. Much like Conspiracy Worldwide Radio its visitors are devoted Rap nerds whom are passionate about preserving Hip Hop’s historical and traditional values, so it was our pleasure to invite its mastermind Robbie Ettelson on the show. We talk his role as contributing editor to Hip Hop Connection Magazine, interviewing legends, the Conservative Rap Coalition and so much more.”
You can hear me mumbling about the site and the mighty CRC at the 1 hour mark. Shout-out to Menace and Mista Montana for giving the site some shine. Other guests included Cage, Mighty Mi, Troy Ave, NORE, Krumbsnatcha and more.
Melbourne’s own Debonair P, who’s recently dropped some quality music with Omniscence, Is dropping new remix and instrumental vinyl, which you can cop here. All the filtered bassline, crisp snare goodness you could need for your steering pleasure…
Grab a free digital version of both projects here.
At long last, the Mom’s Basement Activity Pack‘s have been shipped out, while the tape/zine only packs will go out tomorrow. The Executive Class zine and Mom’s Basement Pause Tape are now sold out, but there may be a second small run of polo’s due to a lot of requests. Stay tuned.
A month after my post questioning the situation with ?uestlove and Elvis Costello recording together based on that notorious bar-room rant from Costello’s early days, the Okayplayer crew alerted me to this new video where Elvis actually apologizes to Ahmir in person. You’re welcome, internetS.
The first two parts of Pritt Kalasi‘s Memories of Paul McKasty are available to watch over at his site:
“This is by all means not the definitive documentary or story of Paul C McKasty. The Legendary producer from Queens NYC who had his life cut short aged only 24 years old. This is a film put together from a footage I had accumulated from 2000 to April 2013.”
Meet the team of under-age workers who will be producing your packs in an 1890′s style workhouse.
Regular service will resume shortly, but in the meantime if you’ve been saving up your loose change to order the Mom’s Basement Activity Pack, order’s will be closing off Sunday night and going into production Monday. Don’t miss out for the chance to own the first ever Rap Blog Polo in the history of the internets, the premier issue of Executive Class magazine or the lo-fi delights of the Mom’s Basement Pause Tape tribute to Kool DJ Red Alert and Chuck Chillout…
A mere three years since I first discussed doing some Unkut.com t-shirts, and the first Mom’s Basement Activity Pack is finally complete. This is a limited-edition pack of only 100 editions, being offered for pre-order for the next two weeks only, with your pack being shipped the week beginning 7 October, 2013.
This glorious package contains the following essential items:
1. The official Conservative Rap Coalition embroided polo, made from TrueDry mesh [160gsm, 60% Cotton, 40% Polyester], available in the classic set of “stormy” colors.
2. Mom’s Basement Pause Tape, Volume One – a 60-minute cassette tape featuring promos, skits and exclusives from my personal collection of recordings from Kool DJ Red Alert and DJ Chuck Chillout Kiss-FM shows, plus some extra stuff stolen from the internets.
3. A 32-page b&w zine called Executive Class, Volume One, featuring classic comment section wars, removed content and exclusives from the Unkut archives.
4. A personal letter of thanks from myself for supporting the CRC cause and possibly helping me escape from the basement for another month before the end of the year.
Now is your chance to stand-up and be counted as a CRC trooper, and reject the folly of “streetwear” with this official tissue, pioneering advance in Rap Blog fashion. All of this can be yours for only $65, and will not be sold separately or reprinted.
Official CRC polo’s will be available this week as part of the exclusive Mom’s Basement Activity Pack…it’s a new dawn of reactionary rap listening! The Neo Con Rap Country Club is getting closer. Before long, we will be able to enjoy non-progressive rap over Jameson without a non-collared t-shirt or pair of short pants in sight. Peace to Theotis Jones for his fine work for the cause.
The future is now. In a last ditch attempt to escape Mom’s Basement again, I’ve been working on an “activity pack” that will be available for pre-order in the next couple of weeks. Put together with the limited resources at my disposal (safety scissors, glue stick, a photocopier, a double tape deck and a pile of 70′s Penthouse magazines) I’ve managed to piece together the following:
1. The world’s first official Conservative Rap Coalition t-shirt, sporting our all-new corporate logo.
2. A 60-minute tape featuring promos and exclusives from my collection of 80′s Red Alert and Chuck Chillout radio shows on one side, and my favorite mid-90′s Tim Westwood Capitol One Rap Show moments on the flip.
3. A 32-page zine called Executive Class, featuring classic comment section wars, removed content and exclusives from the Unkut archives.
This will be a super-limited edition package, only available via pre-order and limited to a maximum of 100 editions. Consider yourselves warned!
Byron Crawford‘s highly scientific new book, a thorough examination of the ups and downs of Nas’ career, is now available in paperback and ebook format at Amazon. As one of the Internet’s Elite Mom’s Basement Rap Bloggahs, I had my review copy a month ago, but now the rest of you can feel special, and/or get mad. Worth it for the cover artwork from Theotis Jones alone, really.
J-Zone releases his new album next month, so here’s a sample of seven of the tracks. “Jackin’ For Basquiats” is my shit, obviously.
Album sampler song reference key:
If you missed out on the box set edition, or simply don’t have the room for larger rap memorabilia, you can grab this slipcase edition of Raekwon The Chef‘s Only Built For Cuban Linx… to celebrate the 18th anniversary of it’s release.
More photos below: