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Happy DJ, You Are Your Own Party!

Posted in LOL, MuSaK by msdisdain on July 19, 2010

The happiest fucking DJ I have ever seen…

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Dubstep Funnies FTW!

Posted in Audio, LOL, MuSaK by msdisdain on April 24, 2010

Two of the funniest videos came my way this week, and while I’m sure these are oldies but goodies, I had to put them out there:

#1:  How To Dance To Dubstep

#2:  Dubstep v. Parakeet

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Updated*** RIP Guru – 4/20/10 – Leaves Letter for Fans,Friends ?

Posted in MuSaK, News, Scene by msdisdain on April 20, 2010


The legend and founder behind the hip hop group Gang Starr passed this morning at the age of 43 following an epic battle with cancer.  I’m sure as with any illness, passing and its intersection with business, there was a bit of drama behind this whole mess.  The peace that comes with rest after a long battle through the night will bring a morning so eternal and blessed.  Rest in peace, sir, your beats, your legend and your badassness (alongside your character, flavor, warmth and humanity) will be remembered forever more!

And now, for the drama…

Allegedly, Guru left a letter to his family and friends penned by a third person (Solar) expressing his wishes, his gratitude and…his hatred?  It’s received mixed review and is questioned in its authenticity (mostly because that’s a lot of hate to let out on your deathbed).  Posting it for readers to see and decide for themselves (more links below).

Letter to his fans reads:

“In the letter, seen below, the rapper explains his illness, expresses gratitude to supporters and offers some parting words for DJ Premiere.

I, Guru, am writing this letter to my fans, friends and loved ones around the world. I have had a long battle with cancer and have succumbed to the disease. I have suffered with this illness for over a year. I have exhausted all medical options.

I have a non-profit organization called Each One Counts dedicated to carrying on my charitable work on behalf of abused and disadvantaged children from around the world and also to educate and research a cure for this terrible disease that took my life. I write this with tears in my eyes, not of sorrow but of joy for what a wonderful life I have enjoyed and how many great people I have had the pleasure of meeting.

My loyal best friend, partner and brother, Solar, has been at my side through it all and has been made my health proxy by myself on all matters relating to myself. He has been with me by my side on my many hospital stays, operations, doctors visits and stayed with me at my home and cared for me when I could not care for myself. Solar and his family is my family and I love them dearly and I expect my family, friends, and fans to respect that, regardless to anybody’s feelings on the matter. It is my wish that counts. This being said I am survived by the love of my life, my sun KC, who I trust will be looked after by Solar and his family as their own. Any awards or tributes should be accepted, organized approved by Solar on behalf myself and my son until he is of age to except on his own.

I do not wish my ex-DJ to have anything to do with my name likeness, events tributes etc. connected in anyway to my situation including any use of my name or circumstance for any reason and I have instructed my lawyers to enforce this. I had nothing to do with him in life for over 7 years and want nothing to do with him in death. Solar has my life story and is well informed on my family situation, as well as the real reason for separating from my ex-DJ. As the sole founder of GangStarr, I am very proud of what GangStarr has meant to the music world and fans. I equally am proud of my Jazzmatazz series and as the father of Hip-Hop/Jazz. I am most proud of my leadership and pioneering efforts on Jazzmatazz 4 for reinvigorating the Hip-Hop/Jazz genre in a time when music quality has reached an all time low. Solar and I have toured in places that I have never been before with GangStarr or Jazzmatatazz and we gained a reputation for being the best on the planet at Hip-Hop/Jazz, as well as the biggest and most influential Hip-Hop/Jazz record with Jazzmatazz 4 of the decade to now. The work I have done with Solar represents a legacy far beyond its time. And we as a team were not afraid to push the envelope. To me this is what true artists do! As men of honor we stood tall in the face of small mindedness, greed, and ignorance. As we fought for music and integrity at the cost of not earning millions and for this I will always be happy and proud, and would like to thank the million fans who have seen us perform over the years from all over the world. The work I have done with Solar represents a legacy far beyond its time and is my most creative and experimental to date. I hope that our music will receive the attention it deserves as it is some of the best work I have done and represents some of the best years of my life.”


Here is another view:

As posted on DJ Premier blog citing a letter from Guru’s sister recounting unfortunately the extent of Guru’s disease.


I am truly sorry to see such drama persist mostly because it has allowed a spectacle to brew over an artist revolutionary who died a humble death from a most awful disease most privately and underhandedly all to publicly.

Regardless, like my homie did say:
So i guess whatever happened there, we can say, “charge it to the game.”

some links:

Reaction and criticism over Guru’s “last letter”:

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    the beat right here:

    Posted in Audio, MuSaK by msdisdain on January 31, 2010

    Team Translation

    Posted in Audio, MuSaK, Scene, TRNSL by msdisdain on November 10, 2009

    Brought to you by Honolulu’s own (and awesome) photog! Check out: for more pics from some of Honolulu’s better night life!

    Hawaii, the haps and Subphonix

    Posted in Audio, MuSaK, Scene, travel, TRNSL by msdisdain on November 5, 2009

    I’m going to Hawaii the day after tomorrow. I’m excited. So excited to feel the familiar vibe, energy so strong, so brilliant and bewildering on my pores again. As much as I’m happy to venture, I can never stay away. Click your heels three times, Dorothy, and home I am. So if you’re in the area, as in on O’ahu, come and party with me. You can do so this Friday at one of the bestest monthlys Honolulu has to over:

    First Fridays and Subphonix, the November09 edition, thrown by the excellent Pacific Jungle crew. Featuring DJs Toki, Zecha, MC Enemy and my very own Rogue State, not only will this nite be filled with awesome DNB, but I’m expecting good company, ultra-good vibes, enlightening bliss and celebratory madness.

    See you this Friday:

    Beyonce Fail

    Posted in fail, LOL, MuSaK by msdisdain on October 31, 2009

    An oldie but goodie, I laughed my ass off the more times I watched it. Enjoy and Happy Halloween!

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    Using Your Kid for Creative Development

    Posted in HIGH5, MuSaK, Random? by msdisdain on October 20, 2009