Thursday, November 27, 2008

O.Ding on the boogie...yes more retarded 80's funk.

I got more overlooked 80's flavor for you, this is the before MTV raped black culture edition.

Chaka Khan & Rufus - Do you love what you feel

Tom Browne - funkin for jamaica

peep around 2:00, the keyboard player and drummer geekin like a muhfucka.

Con-funk-shun - Too tight

TS Monk - Bon Bon Vie

Aaron Broomfield - I'm gonna miss you

My Fav Jam at the moment.

If you feeling this shit too feel free to comment, I've got a lot of this on og vinyl if looking to exchange or purchase.

Brad Oblivion.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Luda Replaces T-Pain

I can't lie, SNL been killing it lately, check out Blizzy B.

Brad Oblivion.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Boogie Down(load)

I'm stuck on that roller skate boogie lazer funk sound, here some joints i'm feeling now, enjoy.

*Right Click link to dl file.

Brad Oblivion.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Minnie Riperton - Inside My Love (live)

All I can say is Wow!  Music heads have probably heard this song before and sample heads may have heard this flipped a few times(check ATCQ "Lyrics to Go" and Slum Village "the look of love remix" for the best examples) but Minnie kills this live, high notes and all.  Witness talent and effortless elegance music today definitely lacks.  peace.

Brad Oblivion.

you ain't no blood...

It's a new day, and finally, the perpetrators are being exposed.  I'm sick of seeing rappers making millions and at the same time glorifying a lifestyle that has killed and imprisoned millions of black, white and latino brothers.  They are doing a disservice to the kids, and this shit just ain't cool anymore.  Watch and spread the message,  we gotta step it up.  peace.

Brad Oblivion.

Monday, November 10, 2008

R.I.P Mama Africa

Today we mourn the passing of Miriam Makeba, R.I.P Mama Africa.

Brad Oblivion.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Time is Now.

Two days ago we made history.  It was a beautiful sight running out at 11:o2 pm onto Broad Street to see Black kids, White kids, Latino kids, everybody together to celebrate the election of Barack Obama.  As I've come down from the high, reality has set in.  People, now is the most crucial time in American history.  We cannot let this monumental moment be the end of the struggle.  Having a Black President is a gift and a curse and only time will tell whether we will truly be better off.  I am not pessimistic but a realist and already I've seen friendships crumble due to peoples beliefs.  Listening to my friends talk about how much things will change makes me we really understand what that change will be?  I've heard many folks claim now that Barry is President Elect that racism is finally over.  Uh....I don't think so, just because one Black man has been elevated to this most prominent status in America does not mean that injustice doesn't still exist.  Systematic and Institutional Racism is alive and well, and I honestly feel that it may even get worse now that Barry is in the White House.  

I support Barack but I also am very critical of him and some of his policies, as any American should be of their President.  I pray that we as a people especially Black people do not follow blindly behind him.  He is a charismatic speaker and has a true presidential swagger but I can't help but think why would anyone want to be the leader of the free world while it is going to hell in a hand makes me think, what does he have to gain?  Is he that confident in himself that he can change things in 4-8 years, or does he have some other hidden motives? I dunno only time will tell.  All I know is that there are more than a few angry Mccain supporter, mainly white folks who are ready for an uprising, and if you've seen some of those Mccain/palin rally youtubes, you've seen how ignorant they can be. So while I'm cleaning my pistols all I can say is keep faith in God, love your brothers and sisters, and keep your eyes open because now the true test begins.  Peace.

Brad Oblivion.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

More Boogie and Modern Soul

Another edition of smooth boogie and modern soul joints.

Brad Oblivion.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Blu Live in Chicago

One of my favorite emcee's and one of XXL's freshman 10, my boy blu ripping shit in Chicago. 

Brad Oblivion.

Monday, October 27, 2008

New Dead Prez

Finally some new Dead Prez back on their revolutionary but gangsta shit.  Listen to some truth, this election is political theatre, just remember that McCain and Obama are running to lead a corrupt system, so go ahead and vote for the lesser of two evils. 

Brad oblivion.

White Rasta

I know some of you have met some trustafarians out there, this shit is heelarious!

Get your urban news at DimeWars.Com

Brad Oblivion

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

This is why Wale is that Dude!!

Check out Wale dissing McCain and Palin.  One love DMV, no love RNC.

Brad Oblivion.

Monday, October 20, 2008

R.I.P Rudy Ray Moore (Dolemite)

R.I.P Rudy Ray Moore a/k/a Dolemite, a/k/a Petey Wheatstraw a/k/a Human Tornado

Saturday, October 18, 2008

You Might See Me At Howard Homecoming...

What's goodies fam,  so if you didn't know, in addition to working with my dude JustPlainAnt, I emcee with the Earthtone Crew.  Yesterday we had the opportunity to perform at the Harvard for Black people A/K/A Howard University at YardFest 2008. I've been to Howard Homecoming a few times and knew how crazy it could be, but to actually perform is a whole other level.  All I can say is that I love DC.  The Vibe was is so ill, everybody was fresh to death, the ladies were looking marvelous and there was so much love spread around.  

Big Ups to Howard U. for all the love.




Brad Oblivion.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Theophilius London - TNT(Video)

New Video from upcoming artist Theophilius London, this is some next shit, sounds like sex.

Brad Oblivion.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Barack on Soul Train????

Could this be our next president getting his boogie on? I watched this 10 times and I'm 95 % sure it's Barry but you be the judge.

Brad Oblivion.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Rare Funk Visuals

Parliament Funkadelic were/are the epitome of funk, even their commercials were on some other shit.

Brad Oblivion.   

Saturday, October 11, 2008

You Deserve that ass whoopin!

I don't suscribe to either party, both are crooked and full of shit, but c'mon...i mean...c'mon.  Its so sad to see these Black Republicans so brainwashed and full of self hatred.  Hopefully someone will knock some sense into this brother.

Also peep the subtle racism of McCain @ 2:18.  "Your reward is in heaven" is what slave masters used to tell my ancestors.  

Brad Oblivion.

More Flavors...






Brad Oblivion.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

U.N.I Soul Hop

New video from Cali's U.N.I.  Dopeness!!!

Soul Hop produced by 6th Sense

Brad Oblivion.

Boogie Down!

Yeah, I'm on that 80's shit.

Aaron Broomfield - Polyphase

Cliff Dawson - I'm Gonna Love You Better

Tease - Baby Be Mine

LA Voyage - Never Looking Back

Carrie Lucas - Show Me Where You're Coming From

TS Monk - Candidate For Love

Brad Oblivion.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Those were the days

When I was young, rappers actually displayed skills.  Nowadays all they do is display "swag". But check out this footage of better days with Canibus, John Forte, DMX, Mic Geronimo, Big Pun, and Mos Def  chop it up and kick a dope cipher.

Pt. 6

Pt. 7

Brad Oblivion.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Biggie Biggie...

FF to 1:30 and prepare to lol. 

Brad Oblivion.


I've been vibing on this smoothness for a minute, peep the genius of Jarreau.

Al Jarreau Brite n Sunny Babe:

Al Jarreau Sittin on the Dock of the Bay:

Bonus Beat
Brad Oblivion "Jarreau Rough Take"


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Top 10 Most Absurd Mixtape Covers

I stumbled across this hilarious post today.  Peace to



Brad Oblivion.

Monday, September 29, 2008

"Even if I don't blow, I got chicks that will..."

"2 It" - New Jack Hustle (Shawn Jackson & Newman) from Shawn Jackson on Vimeo.

Record Porn pt. 1

I'm a record nerd, I could sit and look at records all day.  

PhotobucketBrad Oblivion.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Oh Snididap!! New Co$$ and C.R.A.C!!!

Make Sure to cop dude's debut LP Before I Wake coming soon. Til then peep the 1st single featuring Blu.

Bonus Cut: Budamonky ft. C.R.A.C.

Brad Oblivion.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Funeral of the Tape Deck

What up, I love cassettes, i still have all of my original tapes from my younger days...Eric B and Rakim, The Beatnuts, Public Enemy, the list goes on.  But we live in a digital age now, and sorry to say, the cassette, and its counterpart the tape deck are now pretty much extinct.  

If you follow other hip hop blogs and rappers, you may have heard of XV, this cat is pretty dope i must say.  He is currently working on a really cool concept called 40 days and 40 nights.  Meaning he is releasing 2 songs a day for 40 days.  All I can say is his work ethic is pretty serious, and today's morning song is quite fitting.  So here are his final words for the Funeral Of the Tape Deck featuring Donny Goines produced by DJ Premier.

Brad Oblivion.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Goo Punch

What happened to such fine programming as this....

Brad Oblivion.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Notorious Trailer

Looks kinda hot!

Brad Oblivion.

Fall Flavors...


Nike Air Force II High - Game Select "Atari"

Nike Blazer High Black and Pine

Clarks X Futura

Brad Oblivion.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The New Broke N!G&@ Anthem...

Thank you Lil Duvall for keeping it one hunnid for all the regular dudes out here. Check out Lil Duvall's version of T.I.'s Whatever You Like.  

Friday, September 19, 2008

Johnson & Jonson Gutter Dub

Everybody wants to be a rapper these days, and everybody is staking their claim as rap royalty, thats cool, but what ever happened to just rocking shit?  There is one cat who is doing such a thing by the name of Blu. If you are a on the level, then you've heard Below the Heavens, his project with Exile, and his crew C.R.A.C Knuckles with Ta'raach.  This dude doesn't stop, his latest release as a member of Johnson & Jonson with Mainframe is definitely going to be that dopeness. Raw lyrics and raw beats...peep...

Brad Oblivion.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

"Your reality is already half video hallucination..."

The Quote above is from one of my favorite movies, videodrome.  This film has been an inspiration for me as an artist so much my name is based from one of the characters known as Bryan O'blivion.  

Released in 1983, one year after i was born, this film directed by David Cronenberg has become a cult classic.  The basic plot is centered around the character of Max Renn(James Woods), the president of the sleazy cable channel CIVIC-TV, and his desire for more cutting edge programming. On his mission to find new material he stumbles across a sadistic show called Videodrome.  This show which is basically a snuff film full of whips, chains and all sorts of S&M torture has Max enthralled and as he keeps on watching this show, strange things begin to occur.  

Things get really crazy once he meets Nikki Brand(Debbie Harry), a S&M freak who turns Max Out and Bryan O'blivion(Jack Creley), a professor who only communicates through video recordings of himself.  Bryan O'blivion also runs the "Cathode Ray Mission" which is a safe haven for people who have been exposed to Videodrome. He tells  Max what Videodrome is all about, a hallucination, tumor inducing fascist socio political tool used to morally "purify" North America(sound familiar?...evangelicals anyone?).  

As Max's hallucinations grow more intense,  he realizes what he needs to do... kill Videodrome. 

Max's hallucinations grow the point of no return as he begins visualizing himself pulling guns out of his stomach and guns morphing into his hand. After finding and killing the creator of Videodrome Barry Convex, Max realizes the only way to kill Videodrome is to kill himself, to replace the "old flesh" with the "new flesh". The films final scene shows Max watching himself on TV pointing a gun to his head and pulling the trigger, so then Max imitates and proceeds to pull the trigger as the screen goes black.

As bugged as this film is, it's message is relevant to society today.  As the kids of today are bombarded with images of sex and violence to the point of desensitization.  Max represents that mentality and unfortunately he is never the same.  Of course this is a movie so its taken to the extreme but the concept is so on point.  Kids these days are believing what they see on TV, and are imitating what they see and hear.  Maybe it was the purple but this film hit me in very profound ways. 

David Cronenberg is known for wild special efx and this film is not an exception. The visuals are visceral and accompany the films message very well, and if you've checked out his other films such as The Fly, Scanners, or Rabid, this film won't disappoint.  Here's one of my favorite scenes to check out.

Brad Oblivion

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

In Due Season We Shall Reap...

Peace family,  I love this time of year,  the leaves begin to change, school is in session, and it gets cooler so you can actually wear clothes(i'm a hoodie, sweater and boots dude).  Some folks may have heard me with my groups Score One For The Little Guy, and Earthtone, and ask "what's up with that solo joint?". Well folks the time is almost here.  I've been working for some time now on an official solo joint called "Due Season 2.o".  It's gonna be an EP, just to give you a taste of what I'm all about, nothing fancy, just raw beats and rhymes with a progressive vibe to it.  The Production will be handled with care by Just Plain Ant, who you really need to check out, peep his debut "FLY", and will feature some of Richmond's dopest up and coming emcees.  Its been a long time coming, and my wifey said i should of dropped this a long time ago, but timing is everything in my opinion.  

So for all the people who may have lost faith and maybe a little cynical, your Due Season is almost here...and in the words of Eddie Kendricks, my people...hold on.

In the meantime though, don't forget to check out my Crew Earthtones at a college or club near you, we've been recording and are now wrapping up our EP coming to itunes very soon.  

Well enough for the shameless promotion, i promise this will not be another blog just to big myself up, but it is a necessary evil nonetheless.  So I'll just leave ya'll with some shit I'm feeling now, actually since 94 when i copped this song on cassingle at willies.  Respect to Mic Geronimo for puttin on Ja Rule Dmx and Jay-z back in the day(do ya knowledge) its a shame he had to go out on some shiny suit shit, and being on MTV's Sex in the 90's didn't help his image as a QB thug. But Bask in the Rugged Tranquility that is Masta I.C peep below:

Leak Leak Drippy hard drive:

Brad Oblivion-"know u"(rough)

Download JustPlainAnt "FLY" here:

Download EENJ "A New Day" here: