Category Archives: hip-hop

“Cuz I had a tight, very bright yellow Acura”

This one is for my boy John, who recently hailed a taxi in Mazatlan. His driver was Carlos Lopez, shown on the attached rookie card. I’d never heard of the guy, but says the dude played nearly three seasons (with three teams; not a good sign) and hit .260 in 500 career at-bats. Career transactions include his being drafted by the Mariners in the 1976 expansion draft. Birthplace listed as Mazatlan, which makes sense.

So this one is for John — and Carlos:

Souls of Mischief — Cabfare (one of the greatest samples never to clear)

More than meets the eye

Best news of the day: A Transformers live-action movie will be released in 2007, according to this story. The movie will be directed by Michael Bay (The Rock, Pearl Harbor, Armageddon) and Steven Spielberg will executive produce. Go here for the Transformers Web site.

There’s only one problem with this: It’s preying on my nostalgic tendencies, which is exactly the reason I broke down and bought one of the Transformers seasons on DVD. In reality, I think I’ve watched about two episodes. The cartoon is never as good as it was when you were a kid. Yet it never fails when I browse DVDs: I see the Transformers series or G.I. Joe (“And knowing is half the battle”) and I just have to have them, although I flinch at the cost. We pay the price for nostalgia, I suppose.

On that note, anybody remember the wannabe Gobots? Weak.

Check out Del (feat. Unicron, named after a Transformers character, which is actually just Del with his voice sped up) on Worldwide. I thought I had a Souls of Mischief freestyle with an Optimus Prime reference. You’ll have to settle for probably one of the best hip-hop B-sides, Undisputed Champs (feat. Q-Tip and Pep Love).

Del — Worldwide
Del — The Undisputed Champs