Third Eye Dialated

Archive for July, 2011

My love is my soul’s imagination… How do I love you? Imagine. — Saul Williams

Up and coming Compton MC, Kendrick Lamar has been blowing up the last few weeks. I’m just glad to see a California MC with decent talent get some attention. I’ll have to keep an ear to his music though.. he might be a little to hard for my tastes. A lot of potential here, though.

Rhymesayers MC, Grieves released a new album recently entitled, Together Apart. I don’t know how Rhymesayers found a guy that fits so perfectly with the artists they already have but maybe that’s just the Minnesotta sound.

This beautiful track is from French Italian producer, Leon’s new LP, The Unseen Side of the Moon. I love producers that use vocal samples as part of the beat.. makes me feel like the beat is singing.

A chill beat from producer, Screw’s new EP, Come Through.


Tribute to Girls with Tattoos.

What kind of fuckery is this? I heard this song is about Nas. A great song, a formerly great artist.

New music from the beat legend, Ras G.

One of my favorite songs by Atmosphere. Slug really brought his lyrical talent to this one.

Favorite Animated Films

Waltz of Bashir

Amazing film with a great story and some of the best imagery I’ve seen in an animated film.


A really enjoyable film about a young rebellious Muslim girl from Iran sent to school in Europe.

A Scanner Darkly

A great cast combined with a great American filmmaker. If you like this film, you would like Waking Life.

Triplets of Bellville

I don’t know why this film isn’t more famous in America. Its brilliant and I still don’t understand how language is irrelevant in the film. No subtitles needed.

Je lui ai renoncé

a nostalgic post.

One of my favorite groups of all time. I’m hoping to hear more great music from them in the future now that Phonte and 9th Wonder are cool again.

The legendary Roots crew with a track from their 1999 album, Things Fall Apart.

Oakland based hip hop duo Zion I with one of their biggest hits, Bird’s Eye View. This is one of the first songs I heard when I started to get into underground hip hop.