DANCE.

If the new millenium has taught us anything, it's that White people in mainstream media can demonstrate the proper way to exhibit urban arts such as rap and dance. Let's take a look back into history, and witness exactly when this moment was realized...


THIS is how you REALLY get down.
Take notes!

LUXLUXLUXLUXLUX.

It's been a while, but we've finally got some new content from the Peanut Gallery!

The Peanut Gallery has assembled an awesomely low-budget screener to parallel the "broke-ballin"-theme of the stellar "Luxurious" single, starring Chicago-based MC's Irie Swire and Grastronaut (aka Southsyde Slymm), and featuring Anacron.


Irie and Slymm, (accompanied by Peanut Gallery torch-bearer Anacron) navigate to a secret location buried deep on the south side of Chicago, where many wouldn't dare to venture. A nondescript door opens into a less-than bourgeois world, where a man can be experience true luxury -- at least, as far as his budget will allow. This fun film short throws a realistic spin on the financial fantasy world portrayed by much of today's hip hop imagery, offering a fitting companion to an awesome song.


Download the single, "Luxurious", totally free HERE.

VOTE.

This is absolutely the worst way to get elected.


Maybe this post should've been titled, "Fool Runnings".
Fucking idiot.

TURNBUCKLES.


This is choice.
California's bay area has so much amazing hip hop that you don't know about.

Time to explore!

GRRRLZ.

In case you missed the Miss Universe competition, here's a quick recap of the only good parts:

MIX13.


Occasionally, you got to make it hot. While Shon Roka is one of Chicago's top underground event organizers and promoters, and represents globally as a breakdancer with the world-famous Brickheadz crew, he remains one of the city's hottest club DJ's. Check this new mix presented by Chicago hip hop culture mecca, The Bassment, in which Shon Roka gets busy with some of the newest street heat and club dubs.
Check out more of what Shon is Rokin' HERE.

WASTEBOOK.


Is this for real? Like, fer serious? First a biopic about Vanilla Ice, then one about Eminem, and now one about Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook's founder)? Is there some joke we're missing here? Will people really line up to go see this? If not, will this be the final factor to show people that Facebook will eventually become even worse than Myspace did? Wouldn't you rather see the following film instead?

BANGIN.


A bouncy track and overtly underground raps from LMNO and Mr. Brady's newest collaboration album, "Banger Management".

ART13.

The perfect opportunity for J. Jonah Jameson to shout "Damn that SpiderMan!"
This "web" was forged entirely from clear duct tape over a 2-day period, by only 3 of the Numen/ForUse project artists. Accurate in both form and function, it is able to support massive amounts of weight, allowing humans to climb on and walk through it's immense structure. 530 rolls of duct tape were strung back and forth across the Odeon Theater in Vienna, setting the perfect stage for a 3-person dance performance during "Quer," the symposium of interactivity by Departure.

Check the time lapse video below, detailing the construction of this impressive installation; and check out tons of sweet projects from Numen/For Use HERE.

INFLUENCED.


Looks like that good old Los Angeles influence of choppin' and stylin' made it's way out to Denver, Colorado. Check these impressive lyrics and patterns from Kevin Pistol on the E-40 assisted "Sumnasay". Directed by Damon Jamal, one of the bay area's best film rockers, this video and song is a definite slumper for those long trips up the 5 freeway.

TEKILLHER.

Run, Tila, run!


Who's big idea was is to let everyone's least-favorite butterfaced Asian sex-doll onstage at an Insane Clown Posse concert? Apparently, T-double climbed onstage to "kick flows" for her ICP homies, and the crowd responded by throwing bottles, firecrackers, rocks, feces, and urine at the stage. One guy went as far as to try to climb onstage to assault the 4-foot-nothing celebrity tramp. Reports indicate that Tila was eventually ran out of the event, and chased to her trailer by a horde of agitated, clown-faced white kids.


No one really likes Tila Tequila, but apparently the juggalos are the only ones bold enough to be real about it. By the way, is she still having The Game's baby?

POWERFUL.


Finally, a version of this song that makes it halfway worth the hype.
The video's better, too.

BBOY21.


This is one of the best things out of Chicago in years. Chi-Town's Finest Breakers, a crew of young dance floor dynamos that have already generated national attention performing with various artists and at major events and venues. Staying true to the original foundation of breakdance as an art form, but pushing the envelope through creative originality in their expressive dance styles, Chi Town's Finest are on a steady incline to becoming one of the best crews in Bboy history.

Show some love for the next generation of real hip hop, and let these kids know that they're on the proper path to maintaining the original elements as intended!

TIGHT.


This song/video has been around for a minute now, but it's so super fresh we had to get around to giving it some love on our blog. Directed by Chris Marrs Piliero, it's another play on the "kids are so cute, let's make a music video with them as us"-theme utilized by numerous artists in the past. However, this darkly comic variation on that theme features a twist that you would definitely never expect.

The Black Keys do not suck!

CLASSIFIED.

Just a little background so that you understand what's going on:

Essentially, this guy Mike goes through classified ads posted on the internet, then sends prank responses to agitate the original poster. Hilarity ensues, and he posts the conversations to his website HERE.

In short, this is one of the funniest email exchanges you will ever read in your lifetime...
Ever.

Original ad:
**** Disguisable weapons wanted ****
Wanted: hidden blades, belt buckle knives, cane swords, etc.....
Offering: cash, items for barter
From Me to **********@***********.org:
Hey,
I saw your ad looking for concealable/disguised weapons. I have several fine-crafted items you may be interested in. Respond if you are interested and I will send you pictures and prices.
Thanks,

Mike

From Jeff ****** to Me:
I am. lets see what you got.

From Me to Jeff ******:
Jeff,

Here you go:



Looks like a normal spoon, right?



Wrong. It is actually a deadly 2.5" half-smooth, half-serrated knife with tactical grip. One minute you are enjoying a bowl of cereal, and the next you are fighting off attackers with this deadly and disguised weapon.
I am asking $50 for the blade. Let me know if you want to stop by and take a look at it.

Mike

From Jeff ****** to Me:
that is stupid as hell and looks like crap. unless you have anything better to offer, dont waste my time.

From Me to Jeff ******:
Jeff,
I am sorry you feel that way about the spoon blade. I do have some other weapons that I think you will feel differently about.

Mike

From Jeff ****** to Me:
fine. but if it is another knife duct taped to a spoon then you can fuck off.

From Me to Jeff ******:
Jeff,
Thank you for re-considering. Here are three quality disguised weapons that I think you will love:



At first glance, this looks like a normal party cup. However, if you look close enough, you will see that it is really a fully automatic Glock 18C. You will be able to pour your enemies a nice warm cup of lead with this fine purchase. Asking $900 for the gun/cup combo.



Still thirsty for justice? Try this badass M16A2 disguised as a 24-pack of soda. The box has two finely crafted holes on each side to allow for any kind of optics (not included) that you wish to attach. This weapon is only for sale if you have a Class III permit.



This cleverly disguised weapon may look like a tissue box, but is actually a Benelli M3 12 gauge shotgun disguised as a tissue box. The ultra-soft quilted tissues serve as a comfortable grip on the pump-action shotgun. Also, if you find yourself sneezing during the heat of combat, you will have a handy tissue box ready for action. Asking $1500 for the weapon. Additional tissue boxes are an extra $5 per box.

Let me know if you want any of these items.
Thanks,

Mike

From Jeff ****** to Me:
youre a fucking dumbass, shitbrained, asswipe, retarded dipshit. you prob walk around with that shit too you dumb mother fucker. I hope you get hit by a car. fuck off, eat shit, and die.

WAKEUP19.

If you haven't seen this video yet, you're kinda sleeping.
If you have no idea who this artist is, you're REALLY sleeping.


One of the most legendary West Coast greats returns with a meaningful song and impressive film for our most precious imports - humans. Myka9 of the Freestyle Fellowship crew helped to establish the Los Angeles underground as a reputable force in innovative hip hop music, and will maintain that mantle on his upcoming "Mykology" LP.

Witness more Myka9 magic HERE.


...and just for good measure, geek out on this BRAND NEW Freestyle Fellowship crack; this west coast underground heat is SO HARD to the DEATH!

MIX12.


DJ MTM is out to make your weekend smoother than jazz they played on The Wave! As the newest member of the Peanut Gallery's troop of turntable technicians, MTM is coming out of the gate strong with this eclectic blend of soul, house, rare grooves, and intelligent hip hop. This is the type of mix you beat while cleaning the house, taking a jog along the beach, or coming up with downrock and footwork ideas.


Murry The Magnificent is an Oakland-rooted, Chicago-bred DJ that's been rocking for the educated listener for quite awhile. Intent on providing those in the know with a sound that they can appreciate, while opening the minds of those that slept, the King of Breaks is a perfect and welcome addition to the GalleryDeeJays crew.

Check out songs you should know, as posted by DJ MTM HERE.

    Tracklisting:
    1. J Davey-Touch It
    2. Steve Spacek-Eve (Jay Dee Remix)
    3. Sa-Ra Creative Partners-The Bone Song
    4.Owusu & Hannibal-Lonnie's Secret
    5. Daft Punk-Something About Us
    6. Osunlade ft Carlos-Mena-Tambores Te Llaman
    7. Byron Stingliy-Flying High (Maw Brazillian Vocal Mix)
    8. Fat Jon-I. Dee
    9. Erykah Badu-Honey (Seji Remix)
    10. J.Dilla-Over Breaks
    11. Black Coffee ft Bucie-You Turn Me On
    12. Roy Ayers-Brand New Feeling (Sting International Controversy Vocal Mix)
    13. Thievery Corporation ft David Byrne-The Hearts a Lonely Hunter (Louie Vega Remix)
    14. KB-El Musica
    15. Osunlade-My Reflection
    16. Mishal Moore-Oh Lord (Kenny Dope Instrumental)

FUCKEM.

Ok, we typically wouldn't post video on a Saturday, but this absolutely HAD to be done.


Seriously though... Fuck that broad!

An AMAZING new DJ mix from the newest Peanut Gallery inductee is still posting today, so please be sure to check back here in a couple of hours. Thanks for reading!

W.

Really, what happened?

What's not to like about Google's experimental, forever-in-beta-form, networking tool, Google Wave? Part chat room, part instant messenger, part facebook-meets-myspace, part twitter, part powerpoint, part everything you like about communicating via the internet. Although a little difficult for the typical tween-ager's short attention span to grasp, Google Wave seemingly had it all, wrapped up into one big party that only ran smoothly on Google Chrome.

Even though Wave may not have been the best internet-based program to take over the social networking craze, it's applications in the business communication and planning seemed virtually endless. There is not one drawback to the ability to create an endless conference room, to which anyone from anywhere in the world can be invited to virtually participate in planning, posting, or perusing information shared solely with a selected elite. Genius!

Sadly, it seems that Wave has suffered the same fate as the Nexus One, and many other ingenious ideas that hit the landscape at Google Inc; an early grave, plotted and burrowed by Google's horrendous marketing strategies. Wave was released way too early, even to be in beta format. That whole "invite only" thing was apparently supposed to generate a crushing demand for the service, but it's exclusivity seemed to only create an elitist denial to the average social networker. All in all, another amazing idea that could have assisted man while confirming Google's global takeover comes and goes quietly, with the majority of the public responding to this blog with a simple, "what the f@#k is a Google Wave?"

Google, why do you do this to yourself; and more importantly, to us?
More in the matter-of-fact and hilarious video below:


Even more exciting and innovative, but tragically failed Google ventures HERE.

FEEL.

Intriguing.

BBOY20.

It's been a while since we've posted a good battle to strike you dumbfounded with awe...


...Not many can do dumbfounding and awe much better than the Koreans.

SHOOTOUT.

This is intense!


God bless Ill Bill and DJ Muggs for commissioning a video that pairs golden-era flavored hip hop with an accompanying visual from Tom Vujcic that brings the final shoot-out from your favorite video game to life.

MIDNITE01.


Go to sleep.

MCLOVIN.


Woah, someone wasn't "lovin' it!" Apparently, this broad in Ohio got pissed because she couldn't get her chicken nugget fix during breakfast hours at McD's. Like any normal nugget fanatic, she naturally pulled around the drive thru and whupped that ass! Seemingly extreme, yes; but who knows? Maybe someone accidentally slid her an "Angry Meal" from the kid's menu.

Usually people only get this crazy over their McDonald's drive-thru order when they pull off and don't realize until they're 11 miles away that there are no fries in the bag. There are obviously evil forces like rap music involved here; why else would an innocent young White woman make such an insipid decision? This type of behavior can only be credited to the negative influence of violent gangster rap from the 1980's, much like the video posted below:

FABULOUS.


The typically vibrant and colorful Yellow Bus Ridah returns in black and white, a bit more grim and ominous than we've ever seen him before. Hailing from Oakland, Mistah FAB has done much for the Bay area's hip hop scene, particularly as a driving force of the record industry-abandoned Hyphy movement.

FAB's newest single, "Fuck The World" is almost the direct opposite of the careless and fun-loving Hyphy era of hood hop; in a dark visual by Aris Jerome, the Yellow Bus Ridah examines the harsh realities of hood life not only in northern California, but also on a global scale.

Get more new music from Mistah FAB HERE.

PRACTICE.

Yup, just a few guys getting together to practice...


...some TOTALLY WICKED flips and tricks!

LUV.


Dres returns as the sole carrier of Black Sheep, the first wave of the supposed return of Native Tongues. If this song serves as any indication of what to expect in the future from this classic hip hop conglomerate, then we're in for some good time tunes.

Keep up with all the new Black Sheep material HERE.

DIS/LIKE04.

Welcome back the Gallery's harsh opinon column, "Dis/Like" by Irie Swire!


Do you like Jules Verne? How about role play video games? Have you ever watched a post-apocalyptic anime and thought, ‘that’s a dope jacket’? Well, I have found the perfect look for you, Steampunk.

Work was super slow. I swear there’s a snail out there somewhere having way more fun than I am. My exhausting boredom hade me reading the latest issue of Playboy, and before you know it, I find something more interesting than titties and ass (and titties and ass are very, very important things. Trust me, I know.) Steampunk smack me in the face as soon as the page finished turning like, beeyotch look at me. So I obliged. What I saw was this girl who looked like she lived in that post-apocalyptic hood right around the corner. Intrigue ensued, an investigation was needed. Besides, it had punk in it’s name. Just like hip-hop, it’s fun (and sometimes hilarious) to see what that word, and it’s … aura, so to speak, gets attached to.

The site that I was directed to, steampunkcouture.com, is run by one of the biggest players in this game, Kato. Her designs are definitely for the adventurous though not as extreme as the other outfits I’ve come across while investigating this whole Steampunk thing. I've seen top hats with goggles, body armor, jackets and coats with cogs and more straps than a straight jacket, and futuristic accessories with a Victorian flair that may or may not be a weapon.

While I couldn’t see myself wearing 95 percent of the stuff on display (some of it is just plain escapism, which is cool, just not me), with the fascinating way the digital age is changing culture and helping create new ones, it would not surprise me to see more people adopting, if not the style of dress itself, at least the freedom of dress these guys and gals are into, 10-20 years down the road. So here’s to hoping that breast plate is just a breast plate and not a weapon of tittie destruction.

HIPPIES.


There's plenty of mediocre rap groups trying to make a come up on the West Coast; 3- to 5-member assemblies of wannabe models that spend more time trying to look cute in their blipster outfits than they spend trying to deliver meaningful lyrics over pungent beats. This group is the opposite of that: a solid conglomerate of west coast wordsmiths focused on depth, skill, and wordplay, while avoiding the corny images and marketing gimmicks utilized by most of L.A.'s "fashion rappers."

Real hip hop lives in the West!

MIX11.

How lucky are our readers?

OG DJ Daze Uno, aka Mr. Burns, Peanut Gallery DJ's representative and Anacron's album turntablist, has blessed us with an exclusive mix to keep you hype all weekend long. Filled with electro-ish goodies that you may or may not know, this is that "bump loud on the way to the club" music!


Stream here to keep your body moving as you complete your weekend cleaning, or download to your iPod and take the dancefloor with you wherever you go! Follow DJ Daze on Twitter HERE, and check out the rest of the GalleryDeeJays crew HERE.

Tracklist:
1. MGMT - Electric Feel (Justice Remix)
2. Royksopp - Happy Up Here (Holy Fuck Re-Interpretation)
3. Copacabana Club - Just Do It (Boss IN Drama remix)
4. Boss In Drama - Lights Off
5. Bloody Beetroots - Butter
6. CSS - Move (Cut Copy remix)
7. Justice - D.A.N.C.E. (MSTRKRFT remix)
8. Bloody Beetroots - Second Streets Have No Name
9. PNAU - Baby (Breakbot remix)
10. Chemical Brothers - Life Is Sweet (Daft Punk remix)

DARKSIDE.


Apparently, folks are still having a little reception trouble with that new iPhone.

FLASHBACK03.


Remember this cinematic gem?

It's amazing that the soundtrack for such a cornball film launched two of the best original underground hip hop songs from two of the west coast's best hip hop representatives in the mid- 1990's.

Casual - "Later On"



Souls of Mischief - "Get The Girl Grab The Money and Run"



As old and unknown as these songs may be, they still make so much of what's on the current rap market seem pale and insignificant in comparison.

CAPETOWN.


Look like NBC has secured a replacement for the prematurely ruined and subsequently cancelled "Heroes." series. Let's see how this one plays out.

LIST01.




DJ Jedi's current top 5:

Mayer Hawthorne
Maybe So, Maybe No (Reggae RMX)

Third Coast Kings
Tonic Stride (Record Kicks)

Mark Ronson ft Q-Tip & MNDR
Bang Bang

Dam Funk ft MC Eiht
Hood Pass Intact

Donny vs. Beatsy Collins & Jose Who
Everything

FREEWAY.


Only in America, only in entertainment, only in hip hop, can an entertainer not only steal a man's back story and image, but also his NAME. While Rick Ross (the artist) is capable of creating what is undoubtedly some of the best rap music we've heard in almost a decade, he was apparently at a loss while originating a marketable persona. Not only is this a direct violation of Hip Hop's unspoken "no biting" rule, it's also highly hypocritical, being that Rick Ross (the druglord) spent over two decades fighting the same judicial system that Rick Ross (the former corrections officer) used to work for.


Just some food for thought; be aware and know the people you idolize.

THAI.

Chicago got lyrics.


Classic midwestern underground artist ThaiOne Davis returns with his new single, "Karma". This is the type of lyricism that the scares the music industry, because emcees like ThaiOne hold notebooks of quotes powerful enough to render the top selling rappers completely obsolete.

Appreciate rhythm and poetry at it's finest!

PEDOSTYLE.

8 will get you 17.


Amazing!

KOOL.

Man, this old dude just won't quit...


...and that's a good thing.

Say what you will (haters), but we are in a dire age where the "old folks" are seemingly the only ones that know what REAL is. Hip hop needs more of this!!!

GRUB.

Welcome to "Grub", and all-new regular column in which we will pay tribute to some of the world's most perfect foods and dining establishments. What better way to kick it off than with a stop motion creation of the legendary but almost mythical, breath-taking (and heart-stopping) Luther Burger!


Sign up to tackle this descendant of late-night diner heaven right away! Real men only, tree-huggers and endangered species kissers need not apply!

SKATE.


Although the whole "skateboarding" hype has been run into the ground and reduced to just another trendy sales gimmick in Hip Hop culture and music, you can't deny that this song and colorful video companion come off rather nice. With a nice instrumental backdrop, and an obviously natural sense of poetic rhythm, Actual Proof display some real potential to do something amazing. The question is, will it last?

Remember Board Bangers? They were a pretty cool skateboard-themed group that fell off the map after a couple of pretty great singles. Hopefully, Actual Proof will hold a little more longevity on the strength of good music, as opposed to marketing a gimmick to get known.

Monitor the growth of Actual Proof HERE.


STRIPES.


For a veteran that's earned so many stripes in the game, it's fitting that the most recent Ras Kass project is entitled "A.D.I.D.A.S." Your listening assignment this weekend will take you on an audible journey to rediscover one of the greatest lyricists to ever grace the face of the West Coast. Cultured by the pain and anguish of 15 years of both real life and music industry experience, Ras comes anew and re-establishes himself as the SoCal's premiere rap artist.

<a href="http://raskass.bandcamp.com/album/a-d-i-d-a-s">I Am Legend by Ras Kass</a>

Just in case you happen to be a new jack that barely knows the impact that Ras has made as a lyricist both regionally and globally, study the underground classic , "Nature of the Threat" below, where Ras basically Mel Gibson's everything you believe in:

WHIPPED.


Bet you had no idea that Ford's urban compact could be so mean.

The Focus RS500 is capable of hitting 60mph in 5.4 seconds, due to upgrades featuring a bigger air filter and intercooler, a larger-diameter exhaust downpipe, an uprated fuel pump and an all-new software calibration. Even the exterior's been beefed up for this release, sporting a special film (by 3M of Frankfurt, Germany) that's been applied over Ford’s standard metallic paint-job, giving the vehicle that Gotham City-ready "Bat-Hatchback" look.

The only drawback seems to be that this limited edition curb-banger is to be released solely in Europe. Strange than an American car company finally releases a whip to compete with the massive street import market, and only drops it overseas.

You're not helping the economy, Ford.

MAC.


Mac Miller just made his debut to this site a little over a week ago, and already we've uncovered more heat worthy of sharing with you White-rapper-loving fans out there. It's refreshing to finally get a new White MC on the boards that doesn't try to sound/rap like Eminem or use his Whiteness as a gimmick. With beats and raps, Mac Miller seems to be bringing back the days when White rappers were just good old rappers.

When it comes to hip hop - Mac seems about as real as it gets!

TRAILERTRASH.


This film is amazing from top to bottom: Direction, cinematography, screenplay, acting, costuming, and choreography make "Blood: The Last Vampire" one of the best real-life adaptations ever. Find it online, on DvD, On Demand, anywhere you can; if you love anime and kun-fu flicks, just find it and watch it FAST!

NATIONWIDE.


We've got to give it up for Bay Area artist, Balance. Not only was he able to assemble a neat grouping of rhymers from 3 cities commonly overlooked by hip hop, he was also able to commandeer a regionally correct video directed by Damon Jamal. Produced by Tracklordz and featuring come-ups Rain and Greenspan, this esoteric track is a winner.

THREATS.

WOAH!


Mel sounds like a crazy, spoiled, broken-hearted 19-year-old frat boy! Just in case you're sleeping extra hard and missed Mel's comical duet with west coast underground vet Ras Kass, check it out below:

JUICE.


Something new from northern California's Yay area. Not feeling the beat, and the video is relatively standard; however, DaVinci is coming tighter on the lyrics than we've heard in the past. Growth and evolution are necessary for anything to succeed!

GAMES.

Modern Warfare meets Metal Gear.


Set aside some time to watch this one. It's a lengthy but reference-rich parody of what might happen if Ghost and Snake were to enter a foray together. If you're familiar with either or both of these games, you'll definitely get a good laugh off of this one!

BREAKUP.


Gotham Green, Freddie Gibbs, and Jes Hudak do something real nice on a Quickie Mart track, while Nicholas Vedros pushes an interesting film companion to the song.

ENDTERNET.

The internet is coming to an end...

Here's a word from Google's Vint Cerf (who astonishingly resembles a character from The Matrix known as The Architect):


If you didn't understand any of that technological mumbo-jumbo; essentially, the internet is running out of IP addresses before the end of this year. Do not worry though, there is already action being taken to create IPv6, a more advanced version of the system used to create the current IP addresses available. IPv6 will be able to handle more addresses, but there will have to be some adjustments to the regular consumer devices used to process this new type of address data.

Get it?

UPRISING.


Baltimore's master of the underground grind hits us with a hood-flavored tune from his "Zero Gravity" mixtape; accompanied by a real slick video production. This is a relatively impressvie visual with clean editing and smooth effects -- plus, an extremely hot girl in sunglasses.

Follow up on LOS and get more music HERE.

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