Murs and Slug released their second Felt album Felt 2: A Tribute to Lisa Bonet about 18 months back. On Monday, just 587 days after it was first released as a single, the video for “Early Mornin' Tony.” will be airing on MTVU. This is the first video from the disc.
Not quite sure what took so long, but a post on the duo's MySpace blog says the video features Slug, Murs, Ant and still shots from the Jim Mahfood drawn comic that came with the album. The video will be up on the official Rhymesayers YouTube page on Tuesday.
Justin Timberlake's show at the Staples Center last night was more theater than concert. Star-studded and overflowing with mostly fly ladies and celebrities (I alone spotted Taye Diggs and Jody Watley) like Kanye West, Penelope Cruz, Orlando Bloom etc etc. JT did not disappoint playing every single he's dropped until finally closing the show with a smile and a “That's all I got.” But BFF Timbaland nearly stole the show with his twenty minute deejay set tha house on fire.
As URB's Office Manager (and oh so much more), concertgoer Clarissa Butler (full disclosure: four of us from URB took our JT-adoring selves to the show to wild out) recounts the evening (and frankly, it's amazing any of us can remember):
Dancers swaggered and swerved elegantly about the cross-shaped stage as Justin took turns with personas such as …
The “organization” which is designed to protest corporations that they have decided support Planned Parenthood's devotion to reproductive health and maternal and child health services – including Disney, Circuit City, Johnson & Johnson, and Wachovia – calls the sketch “disgusting” and “an affront to the Son of God.” No Youtube's popping up yet, but in tribute to LDI President Douglas R. Scott, Jr, URB has done you the favor of reprinting the character's song lyrics below. Also, in the interest of fairness in media attention (and certainly not in the interest of thumbing our noses at all), here are some links to …
There's a pretty great dissertation on Brother Ali's new album The Undisputed Truth from embattled blogger and occassional URB-contributer Tom Breihan. Breihan has been the primary Internuts target for any cracka ass cracka deciding to write about hip-hop, but putting all those race-based issues aside, the Status Ain't Hoodster writes some pretty great prose, and has a few moments of hilarity.
Brother Ali's record is also pretty great—and while it's not the magnum opus that Shadows on the Sun was—it obviously deserves your attention when Rhymesayers releases it this spring. You can read more about Brother Ali in this month's issue of URB.
Tracklist: UGK-”Swishas and Dosha” UGK-”Let me see it” UGK ft. Outkast-”International Players Anthem” (Dj Dstar Drum Edit) Project Pat ft. Pimp C-”Talkin’ Smart to a Pimp” UGK-”Cocaine in The Back of The Ride” UGK-”Pocket Full of Stones” UGK-”Diamonds and Wood” Pimp C ft. Mike Jones & Bun B-”Pourin’ Up” Jay-z ft. UGK-”Big Pimpin” (no Hova edit) UGK-”Game Belong to Me”