So it’s been almost a month since the new Daily Math went live and Combat Jack and I have noticed that a few people are assuming that all of the posts are his. A little bit about me.. my shit’s all over the place. Born in BK, grew up in Queens. I grew up playing [...]
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I’m late on this only because my 12 year old son was on a field trip with his summer camp playing football earlier this week when one of his camp counselors tackled him, fracturing two of his fingers. Me, him and wifey have been at the hospital all day getting dude’s shit splinted and wrapped [...]
The rule of the land goes: if you take police on a high speed car chase, you’re going to jail. If you’re black, you’re probably going to get billy clubbed and stomped. If you’re black and the cops are having a bad day, you’re getting billy clubbed, stomped and shot. But what happens when you’re [...]
It was 13 years ago today that A Tribe Called Quest’s penultimate album dropped. Beats, Rhymes and Life was arguably the most anticipated album from the 3 man crew but it received the coldest reception. Previously, the group seemed to amass critical acclaim with ease. Their first three albums: People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths [...]
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGMz4DVjRto I first came up on Kenzo Digital’s dope music project City Of God’s Son earlier this year. Described as “an experimental hip-hop opera starring Nas, Jay-Z, Ghostface, Biggie Smalls, Raekwon, Samuel Jackson, Deloy Lindo and Laurence Fishburne. It is a crime drama/coming of age tale of three fictitious characters growing up in a crime-ridden [...]
So last night the experiment went down. Me, Eskay, Dallas Penn and Marvelous Mo collabo’d with A-King from PNC Radio where they let us invade with the Nah Right Radio concept. We all started a bit tentative until I dropped my drank. Once the Grey Goose hit the floor, it was 2 hours of consistent [...]
I remember when I first met Memphis Bleek (Malik Thurston Cox). This must have been around 1995, when he recorded “Coming Of Age” with Jay-Z. He was about 16 years old then. Jay’s protege. They recorded that song way before “Reasonable Doubt” dropped. Crazy how they was putting that album together, bits and pieces, and [...]
Cuz some stories just don’t go away… Larry Wilmore from the Daily Show busts down how Henry Louis Gates was ecstatic that he was arrested by a white cop in his own home. Funny Shit.
“It’s nineteen ninety-now, and there’s certain individuals who swear they rollin’ hard and get robbed on principle.” -mos def It took a little while for the whole Nas/ Kelis thing sink in for me. I don’t know how much money the god Nasir makes, but regardless, I think that 40K a month for child support [...]
Alexander Richter is a great photographer. He’s covered your favorite rappers and celebs like Curtis, M.O.P., The Clipse and many others for many a print magazine. Being that he’s so locked into the future, he’s started a project called “The Internets – Faces Behind The Screen” featuring some of your favorite blogger personalities, like Eskay, [...]
In the late 1980’s, around the time that the grimy streets of New York City lay in stark contrast to the colorful tops of crack vials that filled them, Squeegee Man was born. The city was broke and broken. Ronald Reagan and his conservative agenda forced the city to put its budget to the guillotine. [...]
I know, two back to back Nas’ related posts. So you probably heard how Kelis came up big time in court yesterday. According to TMZ: “A judge decided Nas has to pay Kelis $55,000 a month in combined spousal and child support plus the mortgage on their L.A. residence. Nas also has to pay Kelis [...]
I’ma keep this brief. First off, congrats to Kelis and Nas on the birth of their son Knight. It’s not in my character to speak on other people’s b.i., but for real yo, Nas, Kelis, ya’ll gotta clean that shit up. Trust, I know what the eff I’m talking bout. 12 years in the game [...]
This is turning out to be a great week. The homie Robbie from Unkut interviewed me two weeks ago as I was going into my birthday. Like from 11:30pm to 1:30am. He read this other interview I did from a few weeks back and felt he could do better. No shots, but he did. Even [...]
My bad, internets. I should have sent Henry Louis “Skip” Gates a link to this site I found the other day: Pick the Perp dot com. The site is a game: sad, twisted, fucked up and hours of fun. Basically, you’re asked a question like “Who violated their parole?” or “Who was charged with possession [...]
So this past weekend, I think we, as in the Internets collective made history. We held our first annual BYOBBBQ (Bring Your Own Blogger BBQ) held by me and Dallas Penn and hosted by PNC Radio. No lies, shit was dope. The above pic is an actual shot of the view from the venue at [...]
For the past coupla weeks, me and the homie DP appeared on a coupla shows over at PNC Radio. Ya’ll up on PNC? They’re running this internets radio thing. Bad too! Trust how they keeps is real with a dope format, plus the liquor flowing. Copious amounts of Grey Goose and that nasty ass Nuvo [...]
Sometimes I think Republicans are assholes just to be assholes. Asshole hyenas. The hyena is the animal kingdom’s asshat: ugly as fuck and it has a laugh that makes you want to slap the shit out of it. In the Spotted Hyena species, the female has a clitoris so large it’s practically a penis [||] [...]
How we move on and not give proper respect to the Timberland boot? No matter what city, what coast you claim, Timbs was a staple in every hood U.S.A. And for decades too. ’70′s, ’80′s and ’90′s babies wore out pairs of the iconic wheat boot like fitted caps, and by the millions. Other than [...]
Rakim’s first single off his upcoming album “The Seventh Seal” dropped earlier today (late pass please). “The Seventh Seal” is scheduled for release this fall. I remember rocking to dude back in like 1986. He’s still fires. The album will be on Rakim’s Ra Records label in a joint venture with Tuscan Villa Entertainment. If [...]
Crazy. I can’t even imagine having to go through some fuckery like this. I didn’t even think this footage existed. Took place back on January 27th, 1984 while the Jackson’s were filming a Pepsi commercial. Once he realized his conkalened tress caught aflame, MJ dropped to the floor in pain, screaming out “Tito”. Onlookers thought [...]
In an apparent attempt to reclaim the mantle as the first black president of the United States, former HWIC, Bill Clinton joins a black fraternity. While president Barack Obama was meeting with African heads of state in Ghana this past weekend, former president Bill Clinton was inducted into the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity at their [...]
Them RSVP’s is coming in fast. No lie. If you don’t already know, here’s what it is: Me (Combat Jack & the Daily Mathematics) x DP.Com = BYOBlogger BBQ HOSTED BY PNC INTERNET RADIO Saturday 07.18.09 5pm-11pm Shouts to Nahright, OKayPlayer, OnSmash.com, MissInfo.tv, 2dopeboyz, The Smoking Section, RapGaydar, er, Radar… And to add to that… [...]
Years after ‘Takeover’ and ‘Ether’ dropped, resulting in the biggest and best rap battle Hip Hop has ever witnessed, the past feud between Jay-Z and Nas still continues to fuel debate. This past weekend for instance, the homie Marcus Troy instigated the age old “who won” argument via Twitter and as much as I remain [...]