Sunday, July 31, 2005

Bringing All That Shit Out on a Sunday Night

Oowee - Why Cry F. Snoop Dogg

The dude who is challenging our dude Gucci Mane for "Best Rap Name for a New Rapper" award. It doesn't hurt that this is the type of song that just makes you want to do some fun laid back shit, sip some dranks etc. I still can't get used to hearing dudes call Oowee by his name. Definately will be funny for a while. Good work young man.

Another new contender on the scene to mention. For the last few years Sparks has been the shit in terms of that drank to get the night started off. Energy + Alcohol = good call. Nevermind that the shit kind of tastes like Pedialyte orange flavor. But now I've got the replacement drink Liquid Charge. Check this shit out, it tastes kinda like St. Ides mixed with Red Bull, but in an entirely consumable manner. And it is a full PERCENT more alcohol. For those taking notes that is an additional 2 proof.

If you are an Ipod-head, you need to pick this up. Seriously, at $100 you can't go wrong. I've had it for about a week and am constantly being amazed by it.

If you're in C-Town and you're looking for something to do tonight (Sunday Night) hit me up at B-Side Liqour Lounge in Coventry after 10:30. It's all indie rock/brit pop and they do a real nice job on Sundays. More thangs coming up this week. Believe that.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Paul Wall III: Thee Champ of the People

Paul Wall - Internet Goin' Nuts

Alright so Buu laced the recap on the Paul Wall show from last week and it was all on point. It was a good time for all. Rappers in wheel chairs, that young Cleveland boy Ray Cash showing up with Paul, the Middlemen getting in some scuffles throughout. Paul's set was better than expected and plus we got to see thugs at 80's night next door dancing it up to Duran Duran and shit. Thugs and hipsters at one venue not something we see everyday around here. Oh yeah. And 40s. They sold 40 oz's all night. I'm not mad at that, not at all.

So this track is off that new Paul Wall mixtape and similar to Mike Jones' Back Then song off the popularity of that verse. Or Lil' Wayne - Drop it like it's hot. You get the idea. Who knows if he will really finish and do this song on the album or if it's just another mixtape cut. I'm not too concerned either way but I know anyone reading this is gonna love hearing PW talking about meeting girls on AIM and hitting up chatrooms.

Been following this NBA offseason more so than ever before. Gonna shout out Joey and Amar for their work on What's Really Good? which is their weekly online argument/discussion about the league. Nice to see some dudes who know what is up in the L. Also been all over HoopsHype for NBA rumors everyday. They compile what seems like every newspaper in the country for any ink on ball. Now if the Cavs could just pick up a point guard...

Friday, July 22, 2005

Paul Wall Part II: The Aftermath

Three days removed and the show is fairly fresh in my head so here we go...
After the usual Tuesday ritual of 30 cent chicken wings and beer and some procrastination we head down to Peabodys at about 11:40, even though we should have known better. When we saw Mike Jones he was scheduled to hit the stage at 12:30-1am. Juelz Santana was supposed to get on stage about the same. Both didnt get onstage until about 2:15am (however the Mike Jones show did have a VIP in the upstairs bar where dub/reggae was being blared at the highest of volumes and these fine curvacious ladies were wearing kleenex for February). However all day the kid put in charge of the show was telling me "He'll be on stage by 12:30" (grant it he told me this for Mike Jones and Juelz too) and for some reason I thought it was true. Before entering the club we (FYL boyz and ladies) were greeted by some Young Jeezy posters lining the streets. Featuring a big picture of what Vice magazine described best as "an adorable drawing of an iced-out snowman" (I tried to find a picture of it to post here but apparently nobody has thought to scan this thing. If you havent seen it its your basic snow man, 3 circles going from small to large with dots for buttons, dots for eyes, but with two lines sloping downwards above each eye signaling that this snowman means business) and some info about his upcoming album. After marvelling at these posters we waded our way through a couple dudes outside and made our way into the sauna that was Peabodys. Easily 100 degrees we bought some drinks and went through 80s Night in the club adjacent to Peabodys (Peabodys is the same place that once placed a show by skinhead punk favorites Blitz next to a show by Kansas City's favorite rapper Tech N9ne, in which at said show Tech made the comment "dead bodies aint good for business") and hung out on the patio. This routine was repeated for the rest of the night until Paul Wall hit the stage. Drink, finish, go inside, get another drink, check to see if Paul Wall was onstage, go back outside, wait for Paul Wall. While there was slight tension between the Paul Wall fans and the hip young kids that dance to 80s Music, overall everyone got along. 80s Night kids were seen at Paul Wall and vice versa. Nothing better than seeing some dude in a Gucci hat getting down to "Safety Dance" or a kid in Cocksparrer tshirt watching a rapper in a wheel chair perform.
I guess I should get to the performances now. Caught a few minutes of Johnny Givens' set as we walked in. Not bad, but nothing spectacular, even though I honestly didnt pay much attention as I was too busy trying to get my drink on. A little while later we caught a performance by Lil Craig...a dude in a wheelchair. First we thought it was just a dance performance because there was all these dancers on stage doing these "In Living Color" type dancing. Then you heard some rapping. Then you see this head gliding back and forth on the stage. Then you realize its a dude in a wheelchair. And for a dude in a wheelchair, he did his thing. Even with dancers he moved around that stage with ease and at one point he said "I dip" and he leaned back in his chair. Talent wise he was pretty decent as well. The highlight of his set was when he had a slow little r&b number featuring 2 singers: a skinny less talented one at the fore front, and a chubbier, more talented one in the back hanging in the shadows...didnt we learn anything from C+C Music Factory? Overall though he was pretty good, as generic as that may sound, but he was still keeping us from what we came to see: Paul Wall.
After a couple more sets by ultimately forgettable crews, a 30 dude brawl (we cared not to see it and just stayed outside), and trip to the upstairs VIP (rowdy dudes trying to battle each other and catering featuring chicken wings and macaroni and cheese) Paul Wall finally hit the 1:30. Not so bad compared to Mike Jones. He came on stage with a couple "What it do's" and the room filled a little more (a lot of space was made after the brawl and dudes were kicked out). On stage with a hype man and Bone's DJ Uneek as his DJ (as opposed to the 200 dudes Juelz was on stage with), the Peoples' Champ went through a set of hits, including his verse from "Still Tippin", his single "Sittin Sideways" and even a portion of the underground hit with former pat-nuh Chamillionaire "Im In Love With My Money" Paul Wall was easily onstage for at least a 1/2 hour. Both Mike Jones and Juelz's sets put together (dont think im trying to hate on Mike Jones or Human Crack In The Flesh, im just saying that 15 minutes aint that I think of it, 1/2 of Bone did 45 minutes no problem. but then again theyre hungry). Near the end of his set Mr. Wall started plugging his jurry store (TV Jewelry) and grills and signing autographs. Things started to look bleak until Paul announced that Cleveland's own up and comer Ray Cash was in the building and Ray hit the stage to the beat of his current hit "Sex Appeal". He was greeted with a bunch of "ohhhhhhh's" and arms in the air and he went through his jam no problem, all while Paul easily signed the most autographs Ive ever seen one person sign. Then after Ray left the stage Paul Wall did one more song, whose title I do not know.
Leaving the club we grabbed the previously mentioned Young Jeezy posters and left pretty satisfied (at least I was). No post-show fights, no gun shots, a 1/2 hour quailty set, some snowman posters, a surprise appearance by Ray Cash, and even a slow cruise by the club in my Toyota camry blasting some Slim Thug, I give the show an B+/A. Paul was fairly timely and he gave a good, effective performance, thus furthuring the notion that Swisha House and the whole Houston movement is definitely worth mine, and everyone else's time.
Look for an upcoming Supposed To Bubble interview with Cleveland's own Tha Middle Men conducted by your dude Mike.
Oh, and for no good reason, here's something to think about:

Fuck yo life bitch.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Paul Wall: Before The Storm.

For those in the Cleveland area, The People's Champ Paul Wall will be getting his shine on at Peabodys tonight, Tuesday July 19th. Peabodys is located at 2083 East 21st Street off of Euclid Avenue across from CSU in downtown Cleveland. Tickets are $20 and if you dont already have one, you better get down there quick because shit's looking like it will sell out.
The Cleveland SupposedToBubble/FYL boys will be there in full effect so come holla at us (as Mike put it, all 3 of you). We'll be the nerdy kids by the bar.
Post-Paul Wall report to follow (should be interesting because the club next door is having their infamous Tuesday hipster haven 80s Night and both clubs share the same bathroom).

Monday, July 18, 2005

Frayser Boy Part II

Frayser Boy - Seen Things

Yeah I really can't deny it. I'm loving this Frayser Boy cd at the moment. Good Three Six beats and all that. This song just has that hypnotic bassline that keeps this on repeat. Don't sleep on this one.

Looking forward to see The People's Champ live on Tuesday night. Props to buu for holding down the show at his club and getting the access for the STB/FYL crew. Should have an update on what goes down....

Friday, July 15, 2005

Do It Real Big...It's the Summer Time Ain't It?

Frayser Boy feat DJ Paul and Juicy J - Summer Tyme (See Comments for link to mp3)

If you are one of the three people that read this site, a few things should be rather apparent at this point. I love the summer. I love rap music that makes me enjoy the summer even more. And I pretty much enjoy anything DJ Paul or Juicy J do. This song covers all those bases and guarantees to keep the trunk bangin' right about now. I will also go on the record that the Frayser Boy album isn't half bad. I enjoy in the same way that I enjoy any release from HCP.

Also on the new albums this week. Slim Thug shows he is the muthafuckin' boss on Already Platinum. Read what everyone else is saying and that's all you need to know. I wasn't even too hyped on it from the early version that was out on the file-sharing networks, but this shit is defintely one of the best of the year.

Didn't get a chance to check that new Dipset shit yet. Hopefully much more Memorial Day Mixtape and less Diplomatic Immunity 2.

NOTE: The link for this mp3 is in the comments because for some reason it won't let me post it here. word. EDIT: here it is:

Frayser Boy f. DJ Paul and Juicy J - Summer Tyme

Monday, July 11, 2005

It could be your mailman at your front door

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Get Down or Lay Down

Jody Breeze and Slim Thugga - Stackin' Paper (Joey Fingaz Remix)

Song has been out for a minute and seems to be getting a good response. No surprise, Slim Thug's shit is about to drop and it's going down. This song's been on a few sites and here it is with a Cleveland remix. Those in the know (especially local Cleveland cats) know that Joey Fingaz holds it down, and this is just another of the many examples. If you don't know this dude you should.

Lots of good shit today:

Lemon-Red July Mix Series feat. Radioclit kills it.

Serg posting this Big Tuck shit kills it.

Laundromat Summer mix kills it.

Good look dudes. Get right on this music. I'm still trying to chill after about a week of beer, fireworks, bar-b-que, and no work. We'll see how it does.