Hot 5: Songs for Halloween

Yeah, yeah its about that time of year and people are putting together their halloween mixtapes.  So we here at GHz figured we put in our 2 cents on how to get your hip hop spooky mood on. By the way these are in no particular order.

Kid Cudi – No One Believes Me
The newest song on the list comes from the Fright Night soundtrack. No not THAT Fright Night from 1985 we talkin about the remake with Colin Farrell that came out last year.  Missed the movie huh?  Well the song was nice and we looooved the video (alright just DJ A-See loooooved the video).

Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Nightmare on My Street
Back when he was still gettin payed for just rappin Big Will & Jazz  dropped this 3rd single from their huge crossover album He’s the Dj, I’m the Rapper.

Ice Cube and Dr. Dre – Natural Born Killers
This song sparked hopes and dreams that there might be some kinda reunion of  NWA or at least a collaboration between the two BEST members of NWA or something, something.  Little did we know that this was a harbinger of things too come.  Us, we, you , I and everybody else getting disappointed by what Dr. Dre was going to do.

Gravediggaz – Diary of A Madman
Only for the true heads in the building.  Most grownheadz SHOULD remember this group from 1994. It featured RZA, Prince Paul, Frukwan (from Stetsasonic) and Too Poetic.  It was for alot of folks their 1st exposure to “horrorcore”.  Geto Boys dabbled a little but the Gravediggaz went all in with the imagery, the rhymes, the theme the whole nine.   With RZA and Prince Paul on the beats the album was hot.  Sadly rapper Too Poetic died of colon cance in 2001.

Geto Boys – Mind Playing Tricks
No Halloween mixtape would be complete without this bonafide hip-hop classic.  THIS song truly put the Geto Boys on nationally.  They were already hot in the southern underground. After this release north, south, east and west knew about the 5th ward.

 

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Stray Notions: Twelve

WHO actually watches Big Brother?

WHAT will be the effect on Jesse Jackson Jr’s political career since the revelation that he has a bi-polar condition?

WHEN you feel down, why do people ask what’s up?

WHERE is former track gold medalist Michael Johnson at?

HOW long will it take for the folks not paying attention to the election to start picking sides?

WHY is ‘abbreviation’ such a long word?

DO Republicans reeeeeeeally truly believe that when rich folks pay fewer taxes that everybody will do better?

IF you had amnesia and then were cured, would you remember that you forgot?

Will Gabby Douglas get not some, not most, but ALL the accolades, endorsements, and opportunities that past gold medalist received?

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Audio Session: Fokis f/Brand Nubian – Big Business (single)

(From Fokis’s people) Another leak off Fokis’ upcoming Vintage Album called “Big Business” f/ Brand Nubian. Fokis’ upcoming The Vintage Album which is slated for release August 28, 2012 and it Kurtis Blow, N.O.R.E, DMC, Spoonie Gee, Craig G, Kool G Rap, Brand Nubian, Mic Geronimo, and more.

Created with two purposes in mind, The Vintage Album was intended not only to salute Hip-Hop’s pioneers but also to re-create the sound and feel of the early 80’s through the mid 90’s.

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Radio Rehab: The Live MIxtape Edition

Well its that time of the month again. No not THAT time the OTHER time. Time to to get Rehabbed this THursday at the Neighborhood Theater in NoDa in Charlotte (if you’re in the area). Doors open at 9pm show starts at 10pm.

-ELECTRO/HIP HOP group EXAGGERATION EDDIE will perform LIVE to complete the “Mix Tape”!

Advance tickets are only $5 buy them online at  www.Radiorehabcharlotte.com Ladies are $7 at the door and guys $10 all nite.

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Audio Session: Public Enemy – I Will Not be Moved (single)

Yeaaaaaaaah Boyeeeeeee. Back cause you’re looking for the same thing. This is the first single off PE’s brand new album “Most of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear On No Stamp”. I tell folks all the time when they wanna say that hip hop is dead that more than a few off your heros (like PE) are still dropping albums. When they say Hip Hop doesn’t speak to them anymore I tell them that Chuck is still talking…ya just gotta listen.

Check the promo for the album “Most of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear On No Stamp”.

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