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Ish’s Favourite Mixtapes of 2010!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2010 by Ish

Here’s my favourite mixtapes of the year, ranked by my opinion. Keep in mind, these are the projects I consistently listened to throughout the year, there were plenty of other mixtapes that were dope as well. I’d go into full detail descriptions of why each tape was so dope to me, but save that for a later post. Click on each title for a link to download them for free! GO GO GO!

20. There Is No Competition 2 (The Funeral Service) – Fabolous

19. Revolutionary But Gangsta Grillz – Dead Prez

18. Мишка Presents Trillwave – The Hood Internet

17. Trunk Muzik – Yelawolf

16. Mood Muzik 4: A Turn 4 The Worst – Joe Budden

15. Smokee Robinson – Curren$y

14. Kush & Orange Juice – Wiz Khalifa

13. TheMixtape Mixtape – Dom O Briggs

12. Friday Night Lights – J. Cole

11. Don’t Mention It – Pac Div

10. The Letterman – Phil Ade

9. Tacklebox – The Cool Kids

8. From The Westside With Love – Dom Kennedy

7. More About Nothing – Wale

6. (O)verly (D)edicated – Kendrick Lamar

5. Ode 2 Dilla – ScienZe

4. The Sounds of Music – Dom O Briggs

3. Group Think – HumUni

2. Hall Pass – ScienZe

1. MSTRD – TiRon

Download all of these folks, they’re all FREE! Just click on the links of the names of each project, help with the preservation of good hip-hop out there. Thank you in advance. What were your favourite mixtapes this year?



Download of the Day: Drink The Sea Part Two – GlitchMob

Posted in Ish's Picks, Linkage, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 18, 2010 by Ish

Found via the Mishka Bloglin.

Listening to this now, enjoying the mashup of hip hop vocals (Jay-Z, Nas, Wale, Fabolous, Lil Wayne, M.I.A, etc.). Pretty dope download. Gonna check out the rest of GlitchMob’s work later. Enjoy. Click on image to download.

Otaye, hope you’ve had a wonderful today. Cheers for a pleasant tomorrow.


New Video Blog Tomorrow Night!

Posted in Music, News, Web with tags , , , , , , on December 3, 2009 by Ish

Yep, I’m deadass. Seriously, it’ll be on Vimeo, Facebook and all that. For now, enjoy the song of the day:

Goodnight, and have a pleasant tomorrow!


Advertising I Like…

Posted in Cool Stuff, Music, Web with tags , , , on November 23, 2009 by Ish

This album needs to be purchased. You all need to buy this album! Please do, please support an artist like Wale, for the sake of the genre, and that’s without dramatics.

I’ll have my personal take/review/post on this dope dope, SUPER DOPE album soon.


A Poem and A Demanding Request

Posted in Ish's Picks, Music, poetry, spoken word, Writing with tags , , , on November 10, 2009 by Ish

Here’s a new piece I just finished this evening. I’d really like some feedback on it if possible.


Falling asleep to indie-folk melodies

I fantasize of living by the light-house

Where woman of my dreams watches me dodge the wind chills of foreign vibrations

To sail to her heart—all over again

I used to love her prior to breaking her heart

With beat breaks of overused samples

After being fed up, she sat me down one night and said:

“Make your own sounds

Be more original

Be fresher

Declare your own voice

Pilot this vessel baby

Leave be autopilots and auto-tunes

My true rhythms won’t mislead you”

She still can lyric me in pleasant lilac shades, just because she’s cool like that

Shorty still makes me think, she continues:

“Don’t be the chameleon lying on society’s log

Blending in so much you never allow love and freedom to see you

Don’t be a gecko sticking to surfaces of nonsense

Lizards lie

You are cub full of pride, the kind Disney couldn’t fathom

Because you followed the original rhythms

The ones that turned the world on its ear

And after thirty plus years of becoming the world’s culture

Executive vultures fxcking me and your favorites over

Babe, you still nod your head while your heartbeat syncs

Lemme ask you—do you still love me?”

Say no more babe, you know you have my heart forever

I just often miss the pages of your Essence

Because that’s when you’re issues were impactful as an asteroid of emotions

Missing the purest of you

Like how a lady who went natural subconsciously misses the salon

Sometimes…I still see the beauty in your third eye

Our hearts are getting heavier

Like usual, she caresses my ears more than my face

Because listening to her makes me smile anyway

The mood is calming as her introspective punch-lines

She speaks to my soul again:

“Baby, it scares me as to how you put me before God sometimes

After all I am his gift to you, don’t forget the truest originator

Even with that I indeed am number one in the oneness of you

All the verses in your veins

The snares and kicks in your arteries

The bass breathing through your heart murmur

I know you still feel it all, no matter how you switch on me sometimes

For grunge and ukulele strums and melodic hums of bizarre synths

I love how you’re a man of expanding

Besides you see all those elements in me

Just don’t forget the elementary of your permanent infatuation

Understand, no matter how many Award Tours you go on

The greatest thing that Glows in the Dark is the beat of your soul…”

We were the embryos of lively scat singing of jazz symphonies

Big band, enjoying the om bap, swinging with her for as long as I can

Bebop till we die, replace the B’s with H’s for her heavenly humanity

That’s why I stopped calling her a bxtch

Because she’s always been there for me since the year of ‘92

When I found H.E.R. with a heart of gold—that turned platinum

Her soul black and pure, oil-filled, rich she isn’t, but wealthy with spirit

And I’m glad she’s mine, brown sugar, going natural growing fro on me, I love it all

Fresh to life she is, the world’s greatest natural resource

Hip hop till we die, I still see beautiful verses in her third eye

I—love H.E.R. still…

And ya don’t stop

And we won’t stop…



Going to Target tomorrow right after class to cop! Can’t wait.



Detroit Red Cleaned Up x Chicago Mayne!

Posted in Art, Cool Stuff, Music, Web with tags , , , , , on October 17, 2009 by Ish

Detroit Red cleaned up...

There it is, our new look for our myspace music page. Simple but dynamic I guess. Let us know what you think.  Trying to figure out what more we can add to the page. I am a complete novice to web design; so all the Flash modules and banners and stuff I don’t know how to make…yet.

Aside from that, I’ve been getting questions about our band name, what it means, how we formed it, why we chose it, etc. (Thanks Alex). We have explained it to people we know before, but never put the documentation of HumUni in a place where everyone can read up on it. As a result, what we will do is dedicate a couple of upcoming posts to how we define H U M U N I in an effort to answer all of your questions. Thinking of a fresh way to format it, perhaps dissect it into a series of posts. Should be some fun write ups. Be on the lookout.


Lupe is one of the dopest to come to hip hop since the new millenium. Hands down. Just don’t forget that, EVER! Been bumping The Cool and Food & Liquor like crazy, but check out his new joint, off the New Moon soundtrack: Solar Midnite


Dope album cover. I can’t wait for this. Personally not claiming an album of the year until I cop this.

Done with the morning post. Off to see Where the Wild Things Are. Peace.


September’s Gonna Be a Great Effin’ Month!

Posted in Art, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2009 by Ish

Album Art for Blueprint 3

Album Art for Blueprint 3

September is gonna be a damn good month. Blueprint 3, Man on the Moon and Attention Defecit. Three LPs by three great artists. Awww man I’m hyped!
But back to this cover, lesson for rappers: an artists doesn’t need to plaster his face all over his shxt all the time. Great job Jay, seems like this album is gonna be N E X T   L E V E L. Can’t wait!

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