Record Review: Reks-Rebelutionary

Reks-Rebelutionary (Gracie Prods/MIM Ent.)
By Nathan G. O'Brien on Scene Point Blank

Reks continues to grow with each venture and that progression is again apparent on this record. Not only in terms of subject matter— verbalizing a vivid and bleak depiction of the current sociopolitical landscape; addressing among other things, institutionalized racism, wartime politics and government hypocrisy—but also in terms of breath control and album continuity. Rebelutionary shows Numonics and Reks synced up in seamless accord—a continuous stream of soulful beats compliments the emcee’s impeccable flow. Speaking in terms of aural pleasure, it sounds damn good.  ...continue reading full-length review here.


on the stereo

Oh, what's that, you're looking for music recommendations, old and new, and wondering what we--known taste makers and know-it-alls--have on rotation here at HDD HQ? Well thanks for asking. Here is list of some of CDs/records/tapes/downloads/etc. currently rocking the office stereo:

Brown Sugar--Sings of Birds and Racism
Crocodiles--Endless Flowers
The Cult--Ceremony
Dead Milkmen--Beelzebubba
Disparage--Retaliate demo
Domo Gnesis & Alchemist--No Idols mixtape
Fat Trel--Nightmare on E Street mixtape
Flatbush Zombies--D.R.U.G.S. mixtape
Gigs510--I Need Food, Swishers and Papers mixtape
Koko Beware--Something About the Summer
La Coka Nostra--Masters of the Dark Arts
Large Professor--Professor @ Large
Masta Ace & MF Doom--MA_Doom: Son of Yvonne
Mayhem Lauren--Respect the Fly Shit mixtape
Migraine--Four Humors 7"
Nu Sensae--Sundowning
Oiltanker--Shadow of Greed/Crusades
Public Image Ltd.--This is PiL
Raw Nerve--Midnight 7"
S.F.S. (Skating For Satan)-demo
Show & AG--Preloaded mixtape
The Smiths--Meat is Murder
Smoke DZA--Cuz I Felt Like It EP mixtape
Smoke DZA--Rugby Thompson
Sonic Youth--Sister
Suicide--First Album
Triumph of Lethargy Skinned Alive to Death--Some of Us Are in This Together
Void--Sessions: 1981-'83
White Lung--Sorry
Y.N. Rich Kids--"Hot Cheetos & Takis"
...and a whole buch of Boot Camp Clik

As well, you can always click the "music" tag/label thingy to see our past posts on tuneage.


HDD Radio #8: RO'B From Seattle

For this episode of HotDogDayz Radio we sit down with HDD Seattle correspondent RO'B to talk about the past 10+ years of living in the Pacific Northwest. Topics include: Portland, Vancouver, Bellingham, Seattle, the Olympics, bar fights, graffiti, sports allegiances, bootlegging the Capital Hill Block Party, meeting "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, and other stuff. Lots of talk and some music.

Murder City Devils - Every Day I Rise
Don't Talk To The Cops - Murder Burger Official Motion Picture Trailer
Don't Talk To The Cops - Murder Burger (feat OC Notes & Rachel Ratner)
Scribes - Shinin' Bright
Baltic Cousins - Holy Stones
Skarp - Souless
SpaceGhostPurrp - Bringing the Phonk
Rabbit Ears - For and Against

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Correction: The Colonel DeBeers character was supposed to be from South Africa, not South America.  DeBeers, real name Ed Wiskoski, is indeed from Portland.

Minnesota's current professional soccer team is the Stars.  The team that worked out at the same gym as me was the Thunder.

The Spring Break photos that RO'B sent in can be found here.  And the Olivian photos he sent can be found here.

Below is the Cold Killer cover of the Stranger that we talked about.  (It was September of '04, and I was in Seattle for the Beastie Boys To The 5 Boroughs tour at Key Arena.) Following that are some other pics of Seattle graffiti that RO'B mentioned.  He didn't flick them himself though--we stole 'em from the Internet.