Tag Archives: hip-hop

Eklips Owns the Mic

Whether you’re a fan of hip-hop or not, you have to be impressed by Eklips’s skills. I wish I had a talent, maybe one will develop by the time I’m 50… I’m out of breath just watching him go! Eklips is not a new player in the beatbox world, but the one above just hit youtube a couple of days ago and re-reminded me of him. Here’s another Eklips session for you if your in the mood.

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Apparently There Was A Memo Passed Out

Apparently there was a memo passed out, the memo stated this:

All touchdown celebrations will consist of doing “The Dougie”

For those of you who are not well versed on the fresh, “The Dougie” is a hit record performed by the California Swag District.  Yes, that is their name.  Oh and by the way, I hate the word “swag.”

Anyway, if you want to see what “The Dougie” is all about, simply tune into an NFL game, and wait for any player to cross the goal line to score …

Here’s an example

And here’s another

Apparently the 49ers aren’t good at winning, but they can sure tear the club up!

Of course this post wouldn’t be complete without a “Heisman Dougie“, or a “DUIgie”



This is all just fun and games, but don’t you dare let your offensive lineman spike the ball for you on a touchdown … that’s plain disrespectful!  Ask Jason Witten and Marc Colombo about it …




Just Wright

Common is one of my favorite rappers of all-time, let me rephrase that.  Common is one of my favorite “emcees” of all-time.  There is a difference.  ‘Til this day Resurrection still manages to transcend time for me, in fact, Common in general transcends time, as he is still more than relevant to this day.  The shelf life for most Hip-Hop artist is like four years.  He’s been at it for decades.  He might be one of the trendiest artist alive as well.  Ask your girlfriend if she likes the way Common dresses, go on … do it.  Yeah buddy, I knew she would.

As do many Hip-Hop artists, Common has tried his hand at acting, and has been quite successful at it too.  Perhaps he hasn’t done anything in which he’s “stolen” the show so-to-speak, but he’s done enough to raise a few eye-brows.  In fact, he’s done enough so to land his first (male) leading role in Just Wright, a movie in which he plays an NBA All-Star who suffers a severe knee injury and must go through a rigorous rehabilitation regiment with the guidance of potential love interest Queen Latifah in attempts to return to the league.  O.K. so going from his day job of being a Hip-Hop legend to acting as an NBA baller might not be such a stretch for him being that the two are synonymous with each-other, but still.  Give credit where credit’s due, it’s a leading role.

Why we should watch this movie?  Well, because we should all support Common, he’s a rapper (emcee) with a positive message and vibe.  Those kinds don’t come along too often.  Another reason?  We’re sports junkies!  C’mon, unless it’s a movie like Fighting, or Never Back Down, us guys are usually interested in sports flicks.  Especially if it stars, or has cameos of real professional athletes.  This one does!  I was 11 or 12 years old when Blue Chips was a feature film, and it quickly became one my favorite movies behind Jurassic Park, simply because Penny Hardaway was in it.  If those reasons aren’t valid enough, it stars Paula Patton too.  ‘Nuff said.  —————————–>

One last thing to note, Common plays for the N.J. Nets in this movie.  Perhaps this will be the most positive thing for Nets fans to view regarding their team until the next NBA Draft comes along.  I’m just saying.  Plus he (Common) kind of reminds me of Stephon Marbury when he puts on that jersey … I always like being reminded of Stephon Marbury.


Guru Gone Too Soon

Keith Elam died of cancer related causes Monday after a long battle with the disease. Keith was more known by his rapper alias, Guru, and for being part of the group Gangstarr. If you liked hip-hop in the late 90’s, or early part of the 00 decade you have of heard of him and most likely some of his music. It’s always sad to see someone pass away at such a young age (47) from a disease. You may remember back in March when it was reported that he suffered a stroke, but that wasn’t his only health problem as there was a little more behind the story than what was originally reported. Who knows, I might want to hide that I have cancer. Anyways, I always liked Guru’s music, and hope that his death at least ended the suffering he was going through to battle the disease. I think Guru knew that we’d be writing a tribute to him when he passed. I mean, why else would he have written a perfect theme song for our blog about doin work!?!