Tuesday, May 29, 2007

White Castle Fries Only Come in One Size...

mmmm... White Castle. Okay, honestly, the only reason for the picture above is to distract you from the fact that it's been almost 3 weeks since our last post. I personally apologize, but as a school teacher, it's getting toward that time of year, my seniors are finishing up, getting in their final projects, and getting ready for prom (If anyone is looking for Big Rils on Thursday night, I will be in the hotel bar of the Hyatt in Cambridge, MA - the locus of said prom).

Anyway, we totally missed the ball on putting up show #117, but here's #118 just in time (and I promise to get tonight's show - 119 - up in the next day or two).

LCWTS_5_22_07 (.mp3 format)

As a way of making amends for our long absence, here's a list of some upcoming concerts in the Boston area and albums to look out for:


- Skyzoo & Reks @ Great Scott Allston (Tues, 5/29/07)
First Annual Boston Hip Hop Unity Fest @ The Paradise - Featuring: 4Peace, Mr Lif, Akrobatik, 7L & Eso, Dre Robinson, Termanology, Big Shug, Krumbsnatcha, SpecialTeamz, Jake da Snake & Greater Good (Wed, 5/30/07)
- Slum Village & Phat Kat @ the Middle East Downstairs (Thurs, 5/31/07)
- Peanut Butter Wolf @ The Goodlife Downtown (Thurs, 6/21/07)
- 2007 Boston Hip-Hop Fest feat. Slaine @ the Middle East Downstairs (Sat, 7/14/07)
- Rock the Bells @ Randall's Island, NY -
www.rockthebells.net (7/28/07 & 7/29/07)


Royce Da 5'9" - The Bar Exam (6/5/07)
Blue Scholars - Bayani (6/12/07)
Fabolous - From Nothin' to Somethin' (6/12/07)

Jaylib (Jay Dee aka J. Dilla + Madlib) - Champion Sound (Deluxe Edition) (6/19/07)
Raheem Jamal (of Project Move) - Boombox (6/19/07)
Pharoahe Monch - Desire (6/26/07) Common - Finding Forever (7/10/07)
Beastie Boys - The Mix-Up (instrumental) (7/10/07)

Talib Kweli - Ear Drum (7/24/07)
Oh No - Dr. No's Oxperiment (instrumental) (7/31/07)

Joe Budden - Mood Muzik 3 (t.b.a.)

Lil Wayne & Juelz Santana - I Can't Feel My Face (t.b.a.)
Dr. Dre - Detox (t.b.a.)

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III (pushed back to the end of the year)

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Show #116

If you didn't hear on the show last night, your favorite rapper's favorite radio show - Long Crisp White Tee's - will be back in the Tuesday 10pm - 12am time slot starting next week. Here's our last installment of the one hour show. We played some tracks, ran down the Brother Ali show and upped an upcoming show featuring ReCaaLL, K-the-I and US' own Shivaa, next Tuesday at the Bulfinch Yacht Club BAR down by TD Banknorth. For more info go here, or here.

Show #116 (.mp3 format)

Also, be sure to check out Usual Suspeckts' Myspace (http://www.myspace.com/usualsuspektz). They've got a couple new tracks up there including "Green" which is straight fire. Unfortunately, there has been a rift in the U.S. crew as Nacious has gone his own way. We here at LCWTs aren't trying to take sides and just hope that they can work things out. Anyway, Nacious has some new tracks on his myspace (http://www.myspace.com/ndibassi) as well (be sure to peep "Backhand").

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Show #115 and Brother Ali

Sorry for sleeping folks. This past week was a pretty busy one, and Big Rils was unavailable over the weekend due to his participation in the 48 Hour Film Project. Here's our show from last Tuesday if you still haven't heard it. Just a reminder, we're only a few weeks away from returning to OUR time slot - TUESDAY 10pm - 12am.

Show #115 (.mp3 format)

As you may have heard last week, Rhymesayers Entertainment's Minneapolis-based albino rapper, Brother Ali, was in town at the Middle East last wednesday night. Due to increased demand for tickets, the concert was moved from the upstairs to the more spacious downstairs. Long Crisp White Tee's staff arrived just before the second opening act, female Chicago native Psalm One. While we missed One Be Lo (aka Onemanarmy of Binary Star), we were assured he ripped the mic as well. Now, as you may or may not know, I'm not a huge fan of female MCs, but Psalm One put it down pretty hard, with a Steve Nash-like assist from hypeman and fellow Chicagoan Longshot. I may even be prompted to go out and download a few of her songs. The highlight of her set was when the Bro ran out in between songs with a towel to wipe down her face and the mic and give her a quick kiss on the cheek.

Due to the last-minute switch to the downstairs, the show didn't quite sell out, but was more than half-full with a crowd that was amped up to see their favorite albino rapper. When the energy was finally to his satisfaction, Ali came out and started throwing it down. He opened up with "Lookin' At Me Sideways," and then ran through a collection of new stuff - including "Uncle Sam Goddamn," "Truth Is," and "Faheem" - and his classics - "Rain Water," "Room With a View," "Champion," and "Dorian."

He also stopped in the middle to ensure the crowd that he had called ahead to get permission from Mr. Lif to spit in his town. All in all, the show was dope and Ali made the venue feel like a bumping house party that we were all chilling at as much as a concert. He's still on tour, so if he hasn't come to your city yet, make sure to get tickets. Otherwise, get the CD.