We shot this one over at Fat Bhudda (Formerly “Forbidden City”) in L.E.S, NY. Thanks to Torae for comin’ through the party and for gettin’s drunk … with Poison Pen!
This episode sees the intoxicated giant reppin’ the hood (NA ROCK) along with fellow Brooklynite(CONEY ISLAND). Pen is heavily lifted (all puns intended, lol), as usual. With Blitzkrieg supplying the drinks. Torae is toasted and now you know what “getting drunk with Poison Pen” is all about. The man drinks. A lot. You go toe to toe with him, you may survive, but youÂ will say some hilarious shit on camera, for all of our amusement. Torae is a good sport. We all had a blast that night.
Shout out to Forbidden City, which closed down for awhile and reopened as the new and improvedÂ “FAT BHUDDA”. Same chef, but new menu, a real DJ booth (no more turntables on the bar!) and a nice sound system – the place rocks. Check it out on a Saturday night. Order the duck, the ribs or the honey ginger wings (kitchen open late).
Caught up with BAD SEED the other day. We talked about his current album “Intelligently Ignant” (click here for full album review) as well as his future plans and the next album he has already started recording. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
If you have any questions for Seed, post em. He checks this site and I’m pretty sure he will Â answer you.
The BAD SEED -Â INTELLIGENTLY IGNANT – production by Kleph Dollaz, VES, Golden Eye, Will Tell and DP , as well as features from Talib Kweli, MIMS, Nature, Kool G Rap, PH (aka Pumpkinhead)and Touch
Bad Seed sets it off right with Brown Water. He comes out the gate immediately telling his story, honest, brutal, emotional, nothing glorified. Right away we find out what he means by “6th Man Entertainment”. He addresses his former record deal with Warner Brothers, his underground status, fair weather friends and burnt bridges. This is refreshing, because for once an MCee is not bragging on how dope his rhymes are, how fly his girls are, how much money and jewelry he has and how he buss his guns all day. Instead, Seed is doing what you supposed to do in Hip Hop – be honest, be passionate and most importantly – tell your story.
If you thought Sean Price Grocery Shopping was hilarious (google it), here’s the next stop on his tour of all professions:
Sean P reviewed the movie “Black Swan” for Carpetbagger – New York Times’ Blog. He showed us his high standards when it comes to films, when “He gave it his version of the thumbs-up: ‘I didnâ€™t fall asleep.'”
According to MELENA RYZIK over at Carpetbagger, he “also liked the dream sequences â€“ â€œthat was my favorite part, trying to figure out whatâ€™s real and whatâ€™s not,â€ he said â€“ and the â€œgirl-on-girl action.â€ (more…)
“Gifted Films Inc presents a Okayplayer OG Brian â€˜B.Kyleâ€™ Atkins project, J. Dilla: Still Shining. The comprehensive remembrance piece on the late great James â€˜J. Dillaâ€™ Yancey will be available February 7th @ TheJDillaProject.com.
The doc will feature unseen personal photos, and rare concert performance footage. Along with all of that, the project also will feature exclusive testimonials from friends and frequent collaborators like Erykah Badu, Dwele, Pete Rock, Bilal, ?uestlove, Busta Rhymes, Phat Kat, Common, Q-Tip, Houseshoes, and more.”