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J-Zone Prepares to Publish First Book + Makes LA Times

From J-Zone:

J-Zone Prepares to Publish First Book + Makes LA Times

Normally, I'd have to stick up a check cashing joint wearing Speedos and a Black Bart Simpson t-shirt to get mentioned in the LA Times.

The production work I did for The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer from Saturday Night Live) on their Incredibad album in 2009 came up in their feature in the Times last week. I was eventually interviewed for it (about halfway down). Here's the link,0,4368046.story .

In other news, I'll be publishing my first book, Root for the Villain: Rap, Bullshit and a Celebration of Failure, this fall. Those who dug my grumpy old man tirades and general lampoonery from years past might enjoy this collection of curmudgeonly rants, hip-hop-inspired memoirs, humorous outlooks on failure, and think pieces on the general stupidity of the world at large in 2011.

If you:

    are over 30

    are a native New Yorker

    often wonder if men are the new women

    feel it's perfectly acceptable to wear a clip-on tie with Master P's face on it to a corporate job interview

    have a college degree that got you two choices in the real world: the broom or the mop

    had the opportunity to work with the legendary musical heroes of your childhood, then your broke ass got sued by one of them for copyright infringement

    stuck a fork in dating in America and are now looking into blow-up dolls due to their low maintenance, low noise level, and low cost (an air body beats an airhead)

    were robbed for a fake gold chain in the early '90s

    had a music career that kind of went kaput, so you were forced to get a "real" job and fall back into "real world" protocol. It was then you learned that the hip-hop 401k does not exist. Better yet, nothing exists. The Baby Boomers took it all.

    are sick of "couple accounts" on Facebook (Fellas, if you allow your girl to create one page for the both of you, her d*ck is bigger than yours. Furthermore, anyone over the age of 21 trying to "poke" me will be attacked with a Wiffle ball bat.)

    still use a Walkman and collect records

    live with your hostile 87-year-old grandmother who passes gas 24/7, leaves her dentures on your bathroom sink, and disrupts pimpin' at the house

    were a hip-hop kid of the '90s and/or enjoy nostalgic music business stories from that era

    plan on entering the music business and want to read true accounts of how utterly dysfunctional and useless most of the people in it are

    are sick of hearing all this bourgeois "Eat, Pray, Love" bullshit on dates. I want NYC's crime rate to return to the 1990 statistics for a week; then you'll really be praying to travel someplace expensive to "find yourself". Shut the f*ck up and stop whining.

    hate incessant texting, emoticons, internet lingo from grown ass men and women (ROTFL, OMG and similar dreck), "Gadget Hoes", "Flash Hoes", and "Cosmo Hoes". (Note: If you come to the club solely to text all night or to ask me to take a picture of you and your raggedy bird ass friends holding drinks, those last three terms apply to you.)

    are a curmudgeon with an allergy to bullshit

    don't stand a chance in life doing anything that doesn't involve purchasing a Mister Softee ice cream truck, but truly believe that one day you will run for mayor and win...

This book is for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Root for the Villain is for 0.0002% of the world's population and will probably sell like it. It's my first attempt at publishing a book after having my work published in bits and pieces over the years, so pardon me while I figure this out on the fly. More info coming soon!

New website, Ego Trip affiliation is my new website and it's under construction (official launch later this month), but links to all of my social network crap are on the site now (Facebook, Twitter, Ego Trip page, etc.) Or, find links to the aforementioned social network crap at the bottom of this email to be kept abreast of developments if the book interests you. Chapters from the book will be posted on my Ego Trip page starting in about three weeks, for a sneak peek.

In the meantime, check out my analysis on why the rumored remake of the movie Juice (feat. Soulja Boy) can't happen in's impossible! .

Also, check out this super duper rare and extremely early Wu-Tang Clan footage that I taped off of public access TV in 1991 and ripped to You Tube. .

Some of my older articles are on my Ego Trip page as well. I'll periodically be posting articles that aren't in the book, so check back in every so often.

Peace and fish grease,


Video: Ill Essence - "Gettin 2 It"

From WordOfSouth:

Video: Ill Essence - "Gettin 2 It"

Ill Essense whom is under Wes Fif’s Street Smart Music umbrella has released his first official music video. “Getting 2 It.” The song is featured on his new mixtape “Allen Pace.”

Ill Essense was born in Panama, but raised in Orlando, FL. He was featured on Street Smart Music’s “Public Enemies” mixtape which was released 2009 and received a lot of publicity. The “Get It In Orlando” track was featured on local news in a segment that attacked him as well as the other members of Street Smart Music.

MP3: AGQ - "Whispers"

From Digi Crates:

MP3: AGQ - "Whispers"

From the soul of Spain, producer "AGQ" leaks "Whispers" from his soul, jazz, production album "Early Morning Stories", CD version available now @ Shop Digi Crates

Video: D. Focis f/ Little 5 Poetry - "It's Okay"

From ISLH:

Video: D. Focis f/ Little 5 Poetry - "It's Okay"

Shot on location in Little 5 Points, Atlanta, Ga, D.Focis releases his latest visual installment from "The Herman Gardens Project"

The video was directed by Mr. Malone.  The Herman Gardens will be released later this summer.

Free Album: Sean Hines - "Roxbury (The Sean Hines Story)"

From Major Music:

Free Album: Sean Hines - "Roxbury (The Sean Hines Story)"

Rushin Embassy Entertainment appreciates your consistent support of our movement! Rushin Embassy Entertainment has decided to give you one of the realest street albums to drop in 2011 for free, including the clean version for all of the DJs holding us down!!!

Thanks again for your continued support!!

Download Roxbury- The Sean Hines Story MAIN VERSION HERE

Download Roxbury - The Sean Hines Story CLEAN VERSION HERE

Watch Roxbury - The Sean Hines Story Here

Video: Nick Nemesis - "Infinity And Beyond" (Trailer/Promo)

From Nick Nemesis:

Video: Nick Nemesis - "Infinity And Beyond" (Trailer/Promo)

MP3: SKAM2? f/ Low Life - "Stand Like a Man"

From Semp Rok:

MP3: SKAM2? f/ Low Life - "Stand Like a Man"

This isn't a game, SKAM2?  and Low Life  bring out their lyrical aggression on this new freestyle over an Alchemist production.

Audio Link:
Cover Art:

MP3: Gorilla Zoe - "Your Bitch"

From DJ Smallz:

MP3: Gorilla Zoe - "Your Bitch"





Video: Timbo King f/ William Cooper - "From Babylon to Timbuktu"

From Nature Sounds:

Video: Timbo King f/ William Cooper - "From Babylon to Timbuktu"

Wu-Tang affiliate Timbo King has been making noise in the underground for years as a member of Royal Fam and Black Market Militia.  Now, Nature Sounds presents the first video from his long-awaited solo debut, From Babylon To Timbuktu.  The video, for the title track, features fellow Black Market Militia MC William Cooper, back with Timbo for the first time since the BMM album.  From Babylon To Timbuktu hits stores August 16th, and features RZA, Jr. Reid, R.A. The Rugged Man, Killah Priest, with production by Lil' Fame, Bronze Nazareth, Vinny Idol, and more.

Devo Spice Update - The FuMP's 500th Song, TMBG Cover

Devo Spice Update - The FuMP's 500th Song, TMBG Cover

Hi everyone!

It’s June.  You know what that means!  Or not.  If you don’t I’m not telling you.  So there.

--== The FuMP Celebrates 500 Songs ==--
--== Dr. Demento, Throwing Toasters, and Me, at WorldCon ==--
--== They Might Be Giants Cover Project ==--
--== Nerdapalooza’s Comedy Music ==--
--== eTalentShowcase ==--
--== Free Downloads This Month ==--

--== The FuMP Celebrates 500 Songs ==--
A few months ago I got curious about how many songs The FuMP had posted since we launched.  After counting them up I realized that we were fast approaching our 500th song.  I emailed the guys and said I wanted to do something special to celebrate the milestone.  I came up with an idea for a big group jam.  I wanted to do a parody of We Are The World called We Are The FuMP and feature as many FuMP artists on it as we could rustle up.

Luke Ski took the idea and ran with it, writing a brilliant parody featuring references to several dozen FuMP songs and coordinating all the artists involved. Bob Emmet of Project Sisyphus did the music and pieced the whole thing together.  In the end, 39 artists make an appearance on the song and it is epic.  You can listen to it and download it here:

And to put the icing on the cake all proceeds from the song are going to go to Marc Gunn to help his daughter Kenzie.  Kenzie was born with a heart defect that will require her to have several surgeries.  If you would like to donate to help Marc offset his medical costs you can do so on this page:

Now all we need is someone to do a South Park style animated music video for the song since there’s no way all 39 of us are ever going to be in the same place at the same time.

--== Dr. Demento, Throwing Toasters, and Me, at WorldCon ==--
Renovation, the 69th annual World Science Fiction Convention is happening in mid August in Reno, NV and I am thrilled to announce that I will be there along with Throwing Toasters and Dr. Demento.

The current plan as I understand it is to have a block of comedy music at some point on Thursday, August 18th.  That’s all the information I have right now.  I’ll post more as I get it.  For more information on the convention visit:

--== They Might Be Giants Cover Project ==--
On September 11, 2001 at midnight They Might Be Giants released their album Mink Car with a party at Tower Records in Manhattan.  We all know what happened later that day.  For the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks there is going to be a new cover version of Mink Car released with all proceeds going to the FDNY Foundation.

Mink Car will be covered track by track by artists such as MC Frontalot, Shael Riley, Molly Lewis, brentalfloss, Nuclear Bubble Wrap, and more.  I will be contributing to the album as well.  I will be doing “Mr. Xcitement.”

The Mink Car Cover Project is being produced by Blue of Hello, The Future! and should be available in late August.  They are accepting preorders now at

--== Nerdapalooza’s Comedy Music ==--
Nerdapalooza is fast approaching- a 2 day festival of nerdcore hip hop and general geeky music.  Awesome doesn’t begin to describe this event.  This year, representing The FuMP and funny music in general will be me, along with Luke Ski, and Insane Ian.

Many of the usuals will be there as well including Shaffer The Darklord and Captain Dan And The Scurvy Crew.

Nerdapalooza also has a Kickstarter campaign going to try to help improve the overall event.  If you can donate some money it will be greatly appreciated.

--== eTalentShowcase ==--
A new web site for creative professionals launched recently called eTalentShowcase.  I set up a simple profile with them and I’m thrilled to announce that I am currently their featured Talent Of The Week, with a link right on their home page.

Check them out at

--== Free Downloads This Month ==--
And I just wanted to mention that the free downloads of the month over at are:

Brain Food - This is a zombie-gangsta-rap song written for Mur Lafferty’s audio drama The Takeover available at  The Takeover is about a web design firm that gets bought out by a staffing company that employs zombies.

Nerds Rule - This is a collaboration with nerdcore superstar YT Cracker which came about when he had trouble recording vocals for another song.  He wrote a verse and recorded it for me and then I wrote the rest of the song around his verse.

That’s all folks!  As always you can find me on the web in various places:



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