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The Hip-Hop Mysteries: Who is Asher Roth?

"Asher Roth brings out the ladies, Heltah Skeltah puts them in a headlock . . . "
-- Dallas Penn

"I'm white as shit . . . "
-- A White Boy

Not everything on YouTube is garbage.

Case in point: Dallas Penn

Dallas is one-half of the mighty hip-hop duo Internets Celebrities. The other half is Rafi Kam of the oh-so excellent hip-hop blog, Oh Word. Both of them are hip-hop geniuses, in my book. Chea, bitches! And their infamous videos, including the classic Bodega and Urine Nation, are hee-larious.

Anyway . . .

Dallas dropped another video gem on us. He recently attended the Heltah Skeltah rap show at S.O.B.'s in New York and encountered something unusual at a Boot Camp Clik event -- high heels. Apparently, the ladies in high heels weren't looking for the Fab 5, they came to see the opening act, hipster nerdy collegiate punk lucky S.O.B white boy rapper Asher Roth.



The Internets roving reporter Dallas Penn was on the case. And he was able to get the lowdown on who Asher Roth is and how he's able to bring the ladies out in high heels. Well, kind of . . .

Please watch this instant classic YouTube video below. Also, peep the Heltah Skeltah video for "Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka." Now say that shit 10 times back-to-back.

Dallas you done did it again! Classic shit!


Heltah Skeltah -- "Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka" (Music Video)


Seven Years Later . . .

"Today, we honor the memory of the lives that were lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and grieve with the families and friends who lost someone they loved in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pa. We will never forget those who died. We will always remember the extraordinary efforts of our firefighters, police and emergency responders, and those who sacrificed their own lives on Flight 93 to protect their fellow Americans. And we give thanks for the Americans defending us every day in our communities at home, and in our military abroad."
-- Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama

"No American living then should ever forget the heroism that occurred in the skies above this field on September 11, 2001. It is believed that the terrorists on United Flight 93 may have intended to crash the airplane into the United States Capitol. Hundreds if not thousands of people would have been at work in that building when that fateful moment occurred, and been destroyed along with a beautiful symbol of our freedom. They and, very possibly I, owe our lives to the passengers who summoned the courage and love necessary to deny our depraved and hateful enemies their terrible triumph."
-- Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain, in honor of lives lost in Shanksville, Pa., as well as in New York and at the Pentagon.

It's time to reflect on Sept. 11.

I would like to send out my prayers and rememberance to the families of the fallen 9/11 heroes in New York, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennslyvania.

A Resident's View
New York photographer Ron J. Berard lived through the attack and took some amazing pictures.

Love Among the Ruins: A 9/11 Love Story
Two people who lost their spouses at the Pentagon attack cautiously began a courtship.

There are some who are still bitter over 9/11 in terms of progress and capturing those who were responsible for this horrible terrorist attack.

And I have to ask this question again . . .

Are We Safe From a Terrorist Attack?

Always remember . . .


Genius of Love

Kanye West -- "Love Lockdown"

The Hip-Hop Genius is back!

K-Weezy warbles through his menacing love ode, which, reportedly, is the first single from his new album tentatively called 808's & Heartbreak. Apparently, the LP will not be released on Roc-A-Fella Records but on an indie label, Pendulum Records. 'Ye wrote on his blog that the single is his favorite song to date. "Go where your heart takes you," he states in his post.

As for the song, I'm not a big fan of Kanye's crooning skills but it works here, somewhat. He's singing the blues on love and pain -- hence the purported album title -- and I suspect that he will be releasing a lot of songs about heartbreak in the near future.

But don't get twisted, Kanyeezy hasn't gone soft. I'm currently bumping in my iPod three joints featuring Kanye bragging and boasting like the blowhard we all know and love.

Clickety-clack on the links below to peep the songs:

88-Keys (featuring Kanye West) -- "Stay Up (Viagra)"

Really Doe (featuring Kanye West) -- "Plastic"

Jay-Z (featuring Kanye West, Lil Wayne & T.I.) -- "Swagger Like Us"