It's here!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Smile, People.

By: Kaikai Kiki


Gomar2 is a graphics designer that I was referred to yesterday and I was really impressed. I might even get him to do some logos / designs for me if the price is right.

Check his stuff at: 

Katt Williams

If you have never heard / listened to Katt Williams before, here is your inauguration. You can thank me later.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Waterworld Hotel

A hotel in China, set in a water-filled quarry.
Don't forget - you saw it here last.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

808s & Heartbreak

I have been listening to the album a few times over and I like it a lot. I have a love-hate relationship with 'Ye and his music - I find that his pretentiousness (but still remaining awkward) a little too much to bear. However, he hasn't made a weak album yet; from start to finish (besides some exceptions) he churns out classics.

This is one of the most talked about projects this year, mainly because of its experimental nature. I also know that blogs have probably been started just to write reviews about it, it seems everyone has. So all I want to do is mention the songs that I appreciated as a fellow producer of "Hip Hop" and the one I didn't.

In order of quality:

1) Say You Will - How the hell he made that sound good for six minutes and eighteen seconds, I will never know.

2) Bad News - Like most of the album I can't help but think that Kanye tried to changed his voice into a robotic version of Nina Simone - good news... Bringing back Nina Simone will always be a positive in my eyes.

3) Amazing - I love the off-beat pianos in this, it really adds to the swing of the drums. I was surprised I like Jeezy in this too - his voice worked perfectly. The hook is truly amazing. Good shit Kanye.

4) See You In My Nightmares - This is the apex of Hip Hop in 2008. The two heavyweights, no freshmen, just the raw talent of Kanye West and Dwayne Carter combined. The track may not be completely outstanding but it is historic.

Song I hated:

Robocop - Hurts my ears, annoys me, a waste of three and a half minutes. The hook sounds like a cheesy euro-trance-pop song, the snare sounds like a distorted sigh. I really don't get this record - doesn't fit in with any of the rest of the album. 

Seriously, take that shit off there 'Ye.

Future House Concept #1

The lighting and colors are crazy and I love symmetry in a house. This would be a cool kitchen (downstairs) and dining room (upstairs) - especially for dinner parties with a lot of people. Would have to have in-built speakers EVERYWHERE.

Auckland's Haere Mai Taiko

2:10 - 2:25 is ridiculous. Rhythm like that can't be taught, it is innate. They are in a complete trance; their body takes control of their mind. I am jealous.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Future Wife #1

Miss. Japan-Brazil (yes, not only is she Miss. Brazil but she is Miss. Japan too.) I mean... God made this woman for me. Karina Eiko Nakahara... Will you marry me?

...What? Why not?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Mine Tomorrow

Another new beat from me - I went a little exotic this time. I wasn't sure whether to change the name to "Brazilian Girl" but then you would just be thinking of Brazilian girls and not paying attention.

There is my thought process; here is the beat:

Holy Fuck.

The blog has been alive for seven days. It has taken only seven days for me to be completely dumbstruck by the blogging experience. Here is why:

I like it. Dope vibe to it... and he got this fire ass beat on there... and his name has a CH... lol you on a roll kid!!!
~~Charles Hamilton~~
10:53 PM

That was a post from one of rap's youngest and finest talents (Charles Hamilton - like you don't know). Does that usually happen?

Response to the other CH:

That post was a veritable mind fuck. I check on your blog everyday to see what new posts are up and today was no exception. I scrolled down past the youtube video onto "A pretty dope blog..." and read it. Read it again. Read it a third, fourth and fifth time. I was trying to reason with my own conscience: "Charlie, stop projecting your blog's URL onto the screen and check out the ACTUAL "pretty dope blog"." But no, it was indeed mine. I am pretty sure this was the boost I needed to take Hip Hop seriously again and maybe one day I'll be lucky enough to work with a talent like C. Hamilton. Until then, I'll be re-reading that blog post - just to be sure...

--Charlie Hilton--
(Sorry, had to.)

In Black And White

This is a new beat that I am working on. It is the first draft so be easy on me - let me know what you think / if you want to use it.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Where I Want To Be

Tokyo, Japan.
[Where the light is.]

Phone Photo #2

My Work / Life Station

Opera Dude.

By: Tokyo Plastic

An Atmosphere

I stumbled upon this Japanese photography blog and it is really impressive:

Here are some of my favourite photos:

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Giuliano Fujiwara Spring '09 Sneakers

These caught my eye when I was doing some follow up reading on Kanye's blog. He preferred the new Fujiwara glasses range (I guess he is still stuck on his geek-ware) whereas I thought that these shoes were the show-stoppers.

Top left and bottom right. Christmas. Thank you.

Phone Photo #1

I was walking down the street and this hit me when I turned the corner - immediately, the BlackBerry came out. Read into it as deeply as you may; I just think it was a rare moment in time that I was lucky enough to witness.

Monday, November 17, 2008


I think that this interlude deserves a whole song. It cuts you deep - especially the harmonizing towards the end.

Facts: Hank Moody Style

I might not go down in history, but I will go down on your sister.

I Guess This Is... Hello

Hello all,

I have been unfortunate recently, in that I have had no impetus to make music. I have been going through personal turmoil with myself, and myself alone, which has stagnated my inspiration. In my mind this can only lead to one thing - a tsunami of quality concepts and beats that will hit me out of nowhere.

I guess my recent efforts have been too half-assed to mention, besides, my genre affiliation has been skewing recently. I am looking for a different sound. I think I am feeling what Dr. Dre has been feeling for seven or so years (since he decided to create The Detox). I want something that transcends Hip Hop of our generation and breaks into something unique and uncontaminated by comparisons. Maybe that is what we are all looking for(?).

The race is on, bitches.