Browsing All Posts published on »December, 2009«

Happy New Year’s Eve from the Breakbeat!

December 31, 2009 by


The Breakbeat concurs.

White Like Me: Loving Hip-Hop from the Outside

December 29, 2009 by


It’s the holiday season, and like so many of my 20-something counterparts, I’ve spent the past week at my childhood home, surrounded by family, old friends, good food, better drink,…. and absolutely nothing even remotely related to hip-hop culture. I grew up in the mountains of Western MD, where the dominate musical culture is caught […]

WhoSampled.Com: Amazing.

December 24, 2009 by


Just a quick (non-) holiday post. I stumbled across the site yesterday, and I’m completely obsessed. The tagline, “Exploring and discussing the DNA of music”, is a good descriptor; this site makes no judgment calls on the legitimacy, legality, or ethics of sampling, but simply serves as a roadmap of where songs have come […]

A Rage filled Christmas!

December 22, 2009 by


Sorry Simon Cowell, X-Factor winner Joe McElderry, and all you mindless UK American-Idol based program, X-Factor drones—the people have spoken and they are tired of manufactured reality tv celebrities. The voice of their outrage, Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing in the Name”, which is only fitting. Their battle grounds, the coveted top spot on Brittan’s […]

Blakroc: Everything that’s good about music.

December 21, 2009 by


It’s as if someone tapped into my musical psyche and decided to make all my dreams come true. Blakroc is the new collaboration between Ohio-based, critically-acclaimed, and all around awesome blues rock duo The Black Keys (who I have obsessed over since my early college years) and many of my favorite hip-hop artists: Q-Tip; Raekwon, […]

HQ’s Hotties of 2009

December 21, 2009 by


So every year I like to take a retrospective moment and think about all the women over the last year from film, music, the arts, etc, and appreciate what they have done…to my nether regions. Is it crass? Totally. Does it make me a terrible person? Yeah probably. If I published it in a magazine, […]

Plainclothes cops hate snow…almost as much as CNN hates saying African-American

December 20, 2009 by


DC was hit by a ton of snow inspiring a flashmob snowball fight which caught cars in the crossfire. Apparently plainclothes officers really don’t like snow. Also. listen how they really don’t want to say he was the black guy when trying to figure out which one was the officer. more about “Plainclothes cops hate […]