Sunday, November 28, 2010

Common feat. Kanye West - "The Food"

so i'm sure all of you have heard the version of this on "the dave chappelle show"
but the studio recording is tough to find. so here you go, as always, big ups to Charles Oakley.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

sometimes the blog game ...

reminds me of the crack game.

hip hop sites getting shut down by the feds is the business now ?

who snitchin?

RIP rap godfathers


Monday, November 22, 2010

97 mentality

gotta thank the homie Jihad for keeping me with some gems. i remember back when "the swarm" dropped, i copped from my favorite record store on the monday before the actual release date.. i was your favorite wu stan's favorite wu stan. *sigh* i miss those days,when getting a CD a day early was a big deal. with leaks nowadays, shit just ain't the same.

LWHRadio - only built for u-stream links

so, i would like to embed the show here, but it starts playing automatically, and i really hate that. so i'm just gonna drop links here and you can go to the shows page and play it from there. i would hate to discourage anyone from stopping by my blog to read about my jay-z stannery because a jay-z song starts playing automatically everytime you open the page. so here they are, for those that missed the live broadcasts.

LWHRadio 11/21/2010

LWHRadio 11/14/2010

SN - if you aren't catching the live broadcasts, you are losing. i'm not trying to brag here, because the greatness has very little to do with me. the message board has become the best part of the show. tune in, kizzas - sundays @ 5pm EST.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Brian Ennals - "stay" (prod. by M.Lito)

many thanks to brian for sending this thru

Saturday, November 20, 2010


who's fuckin' with starks? been on repeat all weekend.

Friday, November 19, 2010

best of saigon

best of saigon

compiled by Charles Oakley, of New York Knicks fame.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Roc Marciano- "scarface"

one of my favorite albums to come out this year, i just found out that they are re-issuing Marcberg with a few bonus heaters on it. anyone heard anything about that "grown man rap crew" that sean price was talking about a few months back? i need that in my iPod. anyway, this is one of the bonus cuts on said re-release. side note - how fucking ILL is roc marci's production? it's like a time capsule..takes me right back to 97. some of these beats would fit right in with wu-tangs early catalog.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

a beautiful dark twisted review

so about a week ago, i downloaded the leaked got an advance copy
(because i'm such a respected journalist) of yeezy's new LP. i thought to myself, "how can i review this album without sounding like an all out stan?"

i couldn't.

so i decided to just stan it the fuck up. problem is, that doesn't give you an accurate perception of how good/bad the album is. so i enlisted the assistance of the homie hopp, who is generally hateful toward all things kanye, and had him review all the tracks from the hater point of view.


here's the thing. my experiences online have led me to the realization that you are either a stan or a hater. you can't be in between. so instead of doing a real review, i decided fuck it. let's just review it with these two ends of the spectrum in mind, and the actual quality of the album will be somewhere in the middle. in all honesty, this just seemed way more fun and comedic than doing the traditional review. so here is a track by track breakdown from both sides of the fence.

Dark Fantasy
stannin' - holy shit. i remember seeing awhile back about a possible rza collab for this album, and i remember thinking "there is no way this will ever live up to my expectations." i was wrong. kanye absolutely destroys the opener for what will probably go down as the greatest album of the last 50 years. when listening, i was immediately reminded of a mental image of the great phoenix, rising from the ashes to become a beautiful angelic creature.

hatin'- So you got No I.D. and RZA to collaborate on the producing tip. Only Kanye can manage to gay up such an event. So, at the start of the album, we got a lotta "Oh"s and "Yeah"s to show off how lazy of an effort it is, because really, after 808s [where he pretty much jus' singed his ass off,] he don't got much to rap about, so he just bombs us with features, being uncomfortable on single tracks.

Gorgeous [ft. Cudi & Raekwon]
stannin'-this song is perfect. just a simple guitar loop and some slick rhymes. and oh yea, it features probably one of the all time great hook sangers, kid cudi.. kayne's rhymes didn't really impress me at first, but after another listen, he is really saying some serious shit. raekwon comes in and does his thing. his rhymes was nice, but no way yeezy was getting renegaded on this album. this is his masterpiece. 2 songs in, and i'm convinced - kayne is the voice of this generation.

hatin'-You kno', because "Gorgeous [ft. Kid Cudi" probably sounds less gay for him. The whole "still giving Kudi some shine" thing has to be a joke on this guy's part. But the whole "giving Kudi shine on a Raekwon" track, right after uniting the latter wit' Justin Bieber, is jus' straight disrespectful.

Power[ft. Dwele]
stannin'-probably my favorite song of the year so far. this was kanye's reintroduction into the spotlight. still in hide out mode because of "swift-gate", ye' needed to come correct (ll) with his first single. he needed to let the world know that he was back, and it was a wrap for the rest of the game. can't nobody fuck with kanye. he proved it with this song. did you see the fucking video ? the shit was a fucking painting! who the fuck can make a painting into a fucking music video? if you don't think kanye west is a genius, after listening to this song, you should drink drano.

hatin'-What's ridiculous is the amount of people who bought this and went off on a " Hey, he's back dissing SNL, now that's gangsta, he doesn't give a fuck ... " rampage. Right before he actually appeared on SNL. 'Cause, of course. THAT's "gangsta."

All of the Lights[interlude]
stannin'-so i wasn't even gonna speak on this, being that it's an interlude and what not, but it's a pretty powerful piece of music.. it reminds me of something that you would hear in a film.. like during a really dramatic part of "schindler's list" bravo, kanye. bravo.

hatin'-Now what do you do when you realize you closed the album wit' 12 tracks ? " Shit, I gotta get at least once more there. But another solo track ? I can't do this, man ... Oh, I kno' ! "
Result : Interlude.

All Of The Lights [ft. Roc Nation, G.O.O.D. Music, the cast of Lollapalooza & The Black Eyed Peas]
stannin'-this song features everyone. literally, everyone. from fergie to elton john, they are all here and accounted for. and guess what? kanye managed to outshine them all. the song is subtitled "ghetto university" and while that may seem to be a cliche use of random hip-hop vernacular, he manages to touch on some real shit. rhianna and fergie were again, outstanding choices as far as features are concerned. we're not even at the halfway point of the album yet, and i can already say with confidence - album of the year

hatin'-"Street lights, satellites, microwave lights, all of the lights, all of the lights" ... You can't possibly be serious. It takes more to find 18 people to collaborate on 5 seconds each than to come up wit' an interesting concept, chief. Yeah, we go out everyday, there's lights everyfuckin'where. Big freakin' deal. Know what else lights do ? They damage your fuckin' vision. Rap about that, chief. Make an interesting song for a change. And I'm talking 'bout you, not about every person you've ever met in your life, which if pretty much who you got featured on that track. I see what you're doin', tho. " Bad song, Kanye. ", " Hey, I've tried, but 9 outta each 10 features didn't bring it. "

* sigh *

And, not to blow your cover, but I gotta tell the public I don't like the fact that you got Taylor Swift in there telling us man purses gon' get us a better home and a beautiful wife. Backmasking is old, Kanye, They were going to find out eventually.

stannin'-the first of the G.O.O.D. Friday songs to make the album, "monster" features some of the hottest names in the industry, proving once again, that yeezy has his ear to the streets. rick ross makes a quick feature, and sets the table for kanye, and once again, ye manages to steal the show and outshine his peers. jay-z comes in and drops what is probably one of his best 16's in years. and nikki manaj, who has never,ever done anything i liked, even managed to deliver a memorable verse.

hatin'-Now how about gettin' outrapped by Nicki Minaj ? Scratch that, how about gettin' outrapped by a 9-second long Rick Ross ? And, of course, since he has a meter that lets him kno' the track's gettin' too good [because of the performance of the guests,] he's pretty conscient putting Bon Iver at the end would jus' pretty much ruin the whole thing. Mission accomplished.

So Appalled [ft. CyHi Da Prynce, Jay-Z, Pusha T, RZA & Swizz Beatz]
stannin'-what can i even say about this track ? swizz is straight up AIDS on wax, jay crushes it, pusha spazzed,cyhi dropped compressed coal all over the joint, and rza makes you wish he had layed a verse down, and of course kanye was ending careers. his ability to gather all these talents together and create such an impact on the culture, makes him all the more incredible. his vision is to further the genre, and with "so appalled", he has succeeded. he's not just kobe - he proves he has some phil jackson in him too. (ll)

hatin'-See, I'll guess the order in what this happened :
1 - Kanye records his verse.
2 - " Let's get Pusha, he's close. "
3 - Kanye gets RZA on the track.
4 - Jay-Z hears it, he wants in.
5 - One pretty good [it has a Kanye verse at this point already, let's not call it dope] it's born. At which point the meter which I already talked about goes off, sayin' it it's too good to be released.
6 - Enter CyHi Da Prynce and Swizz Beatz.

Devil In A New Dress [ft. Rick Ross]
stannin'- one of the greatest songs ever recorded. period. a few weekends back, i literally listened to only this song for 2 days. the replay value is unparalleled. when i was listening initially, i was afraid that changing the song in any way would be near heresy. they would be tampering with perfection. i was pleasantly surprised to hear the reworking of the beat, giving it life and character. and i wasn't mad at the rozay feature.

hatin'-Bink is talented, props to him on the beat. Off course, Kanye acknowledges he's way more talented than Kanye himself and it's quick to grab the beat before someone took advantage of it [Imagine this as J. Cole's 2nd single. No, really take your time to imagine it, takin' Kanye completely outta the picture ? See ? See what I'm talkin' about ?].
Clearly, he doesn't even have much direction here, but he probably doesn't care. That's what he got Rick Ross for.

Runaway [ft. Pusha T]
stannin'-FINALLY! we get to hear "runaway" as we all did when we first became enamored with yeezy's opus. when ye' debuted this at the VMA's, he added some voice samples on the MPC, and they were sorely missed when the track dropped afterwards. well they are finally there, and they make an enormous difference, sonically. ye' pours his heart and soul on the beat, infusing the track with emotion that is rarely seen in hip-hop. his vulnerability and honesty is what makes him different than other artists.

hatin'-Why ? 'Cause his emo phase ain't over. Somewhere inside Kanye there's " 808s, Heartbreaks And A Dear Diary ", which is probably gonna get released eventually. Now, since he's trying to come up to an album more reminiscing of the two first ones [where, remember ? He rapped. yeah]

Hell Of A Life
stannin'- holy shit. this shit bangs, nohomo. this must have been that boom-bap shit they were talkin about early on. i'm glad they steered away from that, i mean who wants to hear that ? this is ART. but anyway, kanye is singing on this hook? awww shit. ozzy osbourne? nah son. this kanye west. this beat is all sorts of ridiculous. piano solo? is that a mozart sample? no dummy, that's just yeezy fucking shit up, bach style

hatin'-Clearly. 'Cause the guy gets to blame everything on the media, crush people on stage and get applauded, diss a television show, get back there and still gets respect for that. And he also has tons of man purses. Must indeed be.

Blame Game [ft. John Legend]
stannin'- damn ye. this is on some sentimental shit, you can tell from the piano. john legend is sounding real emotional, talking about "i love you.." and sounding mad crazy distraught. this gotta be about amber rose. thank you amber for breaking kanye's heart so that he could create this beautiful masterpiece.

hatin'-Now this is what I'm talkin' about, Kanye, write about shit you know. I myself know some games you can play with hookers, but I'm not sure if you're okay with paying, 'cause I do kno' they play the Blame Game for free if you ask.

Lost In The World [ft. Alicia Keys & Bon Iver]
stannin'- what is this? auto-tune? i thought jay deaded that? but guess what, when your a musical genius - you make your own rules. excellent choice for the album closer. i can almost see our hero walking off into the sunset, with his bird woman on his arm, and the credits begin to roll. kanye sums up his masterpiece with some potent bars

"you're my heaven. you're my hell."

beautiful simplicity.


hatin'-Now don't forget Jay-hatin'-Z raised Kanye West a strategist. If you leave the album, you gotta have a nice impression, hence the singers. The lyrics, as you see, ain't sayin' much. It's just a collection of words that bring you to happy places so that, again, you walk out on a good note. Now. Forever. Heaven. America. Night. Vagina. See ? I'm jus' sayin'.

so there you have it. if you're wondering, i think the album is very good. not great. not a classic. but very good. but you don't care about my opinion. i knew that already. that's exactly why i decided to do the review as a joke,as opposed to taking it seriously. thanks to hopp for helping me out with this.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Jay Electronica - Shiny Suit Theory

Jay E just dropped this on his twitter. It's got Jay-Z and the Dream. Enjoy!

Bonus: Jay Elec - The Announcement

Sunday, November 14, 2010

shellz liotta - mary jane & YouTube (produced by M.Lito)

Shellz Liotta- "YouTube" (produced by M.Lito)

Shellz Liotta - "Mary Jane" (produced by M.Lito)

"you tube" is not on the EP, but it's a banger, nonetheless. check out the track listing for the As Promised EP, coming soon(ll) from Shellz Liotta, BigSpitGame, and M.Lito

(click to enlarge)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

LightWeightHeavyRadio - "return of the king" edition

so if you've been following so far (no twitter) you already know that in the span of 4 weeks, LWH radio was born, flourished, and died. i'm happy to announce that tomorrow, LWH radio will be returning to the airwaves. same bat-time, different bat-channel.

LightWeightHeavyRadio on U-stream

so tomorrow, we will be back, and better than ever. playing whatever the fuck we want. u-stream provides us everything we need.... we can chat with the listeners, and y'all can now be more interactive. the shit is gonna be bananas. big-ups to Hopp for giving us the idea to use u-stream.

try as they may to crucify us, hate us, sully our good name.... we won't stop. can't stop.

forgotten jewell

props to G7 from the c-section for dropping this today. as if you needed a reminder of Rza's greatness.

Yo yo assassination vaccination poor education
infatuation with Satan with global nataion taxation
Fiberoptic microscopic biological germ
Mad Cow burger on the market, Captain a nigga starship
I never departed once I started
to explore these regions that was uncharted
Leave your heart broken, y'all stand tall
like buildings on Van Dyke's, all mics
Beats strike like a noisy four train late night
Chase got New York for the Life, we out of state
Can't smoke a bone in the staircase with out gettin chased
Penny candy poisonous rappers, best to chill or get your head gashed
Lemonhead, sour Pez kids, best to grab
a Life Savor, I'll Jawbreak ya, Boston Bake ya
Then plant my sunflower seed on every square acre
The beauty of my nature shown through Shaquaisha I Mecca
When I made myself Equality, known to my reflector
Stay in your playpen boy, and babble for your formula and cried
you pacified, this lullaby from the black butterfly

my stan sense is tingling (ll)

i've been hearing rumors on the internet all day, and now it's official. 2 of my favorite artists have joined forces.

jay electronica has signed with jay-z's roc nation.

fuck. yes.

spotted at miss info's.

so while jay elec is yet to actually release any new music, this seems like a pretty huge step in the right direction.

SN - did anyone see this coming ? (ll)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Crack with laces

so i've been wanting a pair of boots, but here's the thing.. i hate boots. i like sneakers. these kinda have a rugged boot-like type of vibe, but still have that classic sneaker appeal. cholerA told me about these, and now i can't seem to remember what site he saw them on. i realize that "all black everything" isn't the most creative colorway, but got-dayum! *drools on keyboard* the material is what sets these off. canvas FTW. i haven't bought some dunks for a minute.. might be about that time.

and speaking of crack, posted this mick boogie mixtape that looks pretty crazy. i'm gonna put the tracklist in the comments, so that this post doesn't take up the whole page. peace.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lupe Fiasco - "SLR"

new wasalu...i'm diggin' this

Saturday, November 6, 2010

silkk the shocker - "shock and awe" excerpts

earlier today, word leaked that lattisaw tapes and LWH would be featuring some excerpts from silk the shocker's upcoming book, "shock & awe". after much debate with silk's people, who claimed that this whole idea was just an elaborate joke, we decided to release the excerpts anyway.

Silk on his classic collaboration with Mya
(Transcribed by HL)

Back in 1998 my team was on top of the world. You couldn't tell us a damn thing. Every artist in the game was begging for a Silkk verse. I remember being hella giddy after recieving word from my manager that Mya wanted me to contribute to her album. I was giggling like a little Catholic school girl. You think I wasn't trying to knock that bitch down?!? Case BEEN closed. They flew me out to Atlanta to record what's now known as "Moving On". Classic shit dawg. Her engineer was tripping on some bullshit though. Some Midget Molley lookin' ass nigga. He kept talking bout' "your verse isn't matching up with the track". NIGGA! I'm Silkk the Shocker! I ain't off-beat, I'm just ahead of my time! We went back and forth for hours, until dude just got fed up and dropped the issue. Come to find out, that engineer was actually Jermain Dupri! What's fucked up is that Mya's high yellow ass didn't even show up to the studio session!!! I heard she wasn't feeling the kid like that, and Interscope forced her into the collaboration. That's why I had to sit in the back of the class in the video.

Silk on working with Jay-z
(transcribed by abortatron)

So this was a big moment for hip-hop, at least that's what my brother told me.
this was back before i was really hip to jay-z, but P swore he was dope. i wasn't really impressed to be honest. i asked around and one of my homeboys said that jay had been rapping for a long time, and he couldn't get signed at first. i knew right there that i was gonna smash him on this joint. shit, i BEEN signed since i was 16! me and my team was releasing 3 albums every month! i wasn't intimidated by this clown. so jay comes in and does his verse in one take, so i was like fuck it, i'll knock mine out in one take too. jay knew better than to try that fast rappin' shit around me though. i was the wildest,craziest fastest rapper in the south. i wanted to one-up him, so i decided to record my verse without the headphones on. Craig-B was like "how will you stay on beat if you don't listen on the headphones?" (be on the lookout for the FULL story behind this song, when "Shock & Awe" is released worldwide in 2011)

silkk the shocker - "shock and awe"

from wikipedia - Vyshonn King Miller (born June 18, 1975) better known by his stage name Silkk The Shocker (Formally Silkk), is an American rapper, actor and business entrepreneur. Along with his brother Corey Miller, he was signed as a teenager to No Limit Records, which was owned by his oldest brother, Percy Miller and rose to fame in the mid-late 1990s, releasing his first record The Shocker in 1996 using the alias Silkk.

so i'm sure your wondering, why a silkk the shocker post? well, it seems that jay-z isn't the only rapper who is trying his hand at the book game. much like shawn carter's "decoded", silkk will release "shock and awe" to book stores and media outlets worldwide in early 2011. the book will break down some of his best works, giving the backstory behind some of his biggest hits..

and were lucky enough to get access to a few excerpts from the upcoming book, and you can expect us to drop a few of those in the very near future.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Real Shit

been meaning to post this.

big ups to cOLD for puttin' me on to this joint.

much love to my kids.

Monday, November 1, 2010

LWHRadio Episode4 : a new hope

the lost tapes: LWH edition. total unorganized cluster fucks. #WuJewels by the shitload.

fuck you, fuck you, your cool, i'm out. PEACE