Sunday, November 30, 2008

SUNDAY ThrowBack:)
Prod by YOUNG RJ
and ME (T3)

T3's Movie Review Quantum of Solace

Quantum of Solace... 3 Bowls of Honey CombsNow, I think the movie was action packed from start to finish and it kept me on the edge of my seat. As soon as the movie comes on there's a car chase that's crazy. He was chasing cars, planes and boats.He was really getting it in. I think I would have just let some of the bad guys go, he was doing some crazy climbing in the Siena Italy scene. This 007 is crazy, he broke a rib shootin this movie. So, for that alone I give him some props!But, this babe doesn't quite compare with Halle Berry and I couldn't quite figure out what was up with her back, it looked like she had some exotic rash. I guess it was supposed to be a burn but I really didn't like it. It distracted me from her beauty. Don't do the exotic rashes on 007 babes anymore.All in all it's a good date movie, if you and your girl like action.T3's Movie Scale - it's all about Cereals:1 Bowl of Fruit Loops= Bad2 Bowls of Rice Krispies=OK3 Bowls of Honey Combs=Good4 Bowls of Frosted Flakes=Pretty Damn Good5 Bowls of Captain Crunch=Classic

Friday, November 28, 2008

A Recipe For Success.......

A Recipe for success...One of the many reasons I love the Holidays are my family's great recipes that I get to eat. Some of my favorite family dishes are Grandma's Tater Tot Caserole, My Aunt Nancy's Sweet potatoe pie and the Detroit Focus Hope Peanut Butter Cookies. For those that don't know, Focus Hope Peanut Butter is the best ghetto govement provided peanut butter in the world. They also make a helluva' block of cheese that lasts for like a year.Sorry I got off the topic, but I love food and even better is food for the soul.Speaking of soul, I'm continuing to work on a great album that's a collection of soul, prog rock, dope bass lines, and something I can't quite describe yet, so stay tuned. But what I'm learning while making this album is that a good Slum Village album comes together when I work with smart people. Not necessarily book smart, but worldly smart. Musically smart, plenty of jokes and rich in soul. That's my recipe for a great album in the works.By the way, checkout my favorite Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe below.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

T3's Thrilla Killa Peanut Butter Cookies
INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)• 1 cup unsalted butter• 1 cup crunchy peanut butter• 1 cup Splenda (Gotta cut down these days!)• 1 cup packed brown sugar• 2 eggs• 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour• 1 teaspoon baking powder• 1/2 teaspoon salt• 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

DIRECTIONS1. Cream together butter, peanut butter and sugars. Beat in eggs.2. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir into batter. Put batter in refrigerator for 1 hour.3. Roll into 1 inch balls and put on baking sheets. Flatten each ball with a fork, making a criss-cross pattern. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven for about 10 minutes or until cookies begin to brown. Do not over-bake.

Black Friday (Climax)

Whats good Blog family im out in the studio with Young RJ and Frank Nitt of Frank N Dank getting it in last night i went to Illa-Jays Release Party @ St.Andrews and it was a Great look Congrads to the lil man for doing his thing anyway ima leave off by bring back one of our classics everyone been emailing to post back up here it go Climax!! RIP DILLA DAWG!TURN IT UP..

Sunday, November 23, 2008

T3's take's it back oldschool RIP BREED

I've been looking through old records and old SV lost Demos. I remembered I converted from cassette to mp3 a couple of unreleased hits from back in the day. You can get a taste from true vintage circa 1990's SV, when we were all about characters, alter egos and acting on songs...the good old days. So to the people on this site you got to judge it in the right mind frame, think being original before other's were rapping as characters, think pre-MF Doom era. So don't listen with 2008 ears, think original and ahead of it's time. Listen, like it or not, it was creative! -T3 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A Detroit legend gone... On Nov. 22 Detroit lost another pioneer of Rap music, MC Breed. He passed away much too early in his life. You know all of the hits like Aint no future in your frontin, Gotta get yours Gotta get mine w/Tupac...He was a Detroit emcee that got National acclaim and was known across the country much beyond the Detroit/Flint borders. We had a chance to work with MC Breed on the Detroit Deli album. That album was all about giving people a taste of Detroit, so we looked to work with Detroit greats on that album. Breed was featured on Do You, It's on, and a few other joints.It's a definite sadness to lose a peer, a friend, and another young man from the "D". Breed- we'll miss you. I'm glad we had a chance to work together and vibe. My blessings go out to the family. One love from Slum Village and T3.
Drop the Drums.mp3

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Rest in Peace Mc Breed

(Breed Left- Jazzy Pha Right)

(Source ALLHIPHOP.COM)By Nolan StrongMC Breed, a legendary Atlanta/Flint, Michigan based rapper, died today (November 22), according to a source with details are still being confirmed, several sources told that the rapper died early this morning.“He’s no longer with us,” said a tearful friend, who shall remain anonymous. “We are in the process of putting together a benefit concert, hopefully at Saint Andrews to raise money for a funeral,” the source told Breed, born Eric Breed, was a 15-year-veteran who was born in Flint Michigan.He worked with a number of rappers, including Too $hort and Tupac Shakur.On September 5, Breed was admitted to an Atlanta area hospital and placed on life support, after he collapsed when his kidneys failed, during a game of pickup basketball.His condition began to improve and he was taken off of life support a few days later.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Svilla coming through for ‘09

For the last 2 weeks the plan has been set in motion for a NEW Slum project…Finally. I feel like I’m in the Blues Brothas movie trying to get my band back together.
Everybody had their projects or own agenda, which is cool, but we make the best music together as a unit. The first thing was to get BAATIN, check on him and visit the old neighborhood –Conant Gardens. He’s looking good ready to work so we been hangin out. I had to pull Elzhi off the road cuz he’s been touring from his solo joint and on top of that I had to chill out from my album which is 85% complete and then find the producers that we work with to get motivated again. I feel like the economy depressed everybody, but the new administration has inspired all to get going again. Seriously, it feels like a scene straight out of the Blues Brothas.

Nonetheless, we got 5 new songs that I’m lovin right now. It’s been a long time since I truly felt music. Since JDilla passed, Proof left, I haven’t really been in the zone, but I’m excited, I’m enthusiastic, I feel like we got it again…Let’s Go.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

T3 SLUM & Beyond

(Blog post Myspace Aug 6,2008)

Damn! Writing a blog is just as hard as finishing an album. That's why I haven't blogged in a while. I'm going to try and make it a weekly thing though, so I can keep in touch with my folks.So what's been going on with me, Slum, and beyond...well, El's dropping an album next week and I think it's gonna be crazy. Slum......we've been recording here and there, putting some ideas down, and even working with Baatin on a couple joints. So I'm expecting great things for that album when it comes out (whenever that is- If all goes well, we're lookin at early next year).Now, for MY project, I've decided to go a lot darker with my approach. This album is inspired by the TV show Night Gallery, produced and written by Rod Serling. In the show, each episode is about a twisted tale based on a painting in the gallery (just to give you some background). The 1st single is called "Monsters Under My Bed," produced by me. Shootin a video for it probably in the next month. The concept is about haters, but really its just me rappin and havin fun on the track....hoping not to get sued for the sample. I'm also working with producers like Black Milk, Waajeed, and a couple up and coming producers like my boy Howard (used to be the ORIGINAL Slum's DJ).In addition to that......*drum roll*....I'm considering making a move to NYC. What's your thoughts? LA or NY? Let me know where and why.....

Black Prez?????(Posted Myspace aug 18)

Ok.....this is all I'm sayin......Obama is so popular and he's been called charismatic and he never has a bad word to say about anything or anyone, even when his own people hatin on him (Jesse). So I think that if he doesn't win this election, it could start a civil war in this country. Not a black and white war but a middle and lower class vs. rich, b/c he has so many people behind him and so much support that its overwhelming and hard to see how he could lose. And when he does win, what will we as Black people have to say about it? Will we finally be happy? Well, let me 1st say I love my people, and there are many unfair issues that target us as a whole, but if/when Obama wins I just think we are left with little(r) room to complain. Now if you think I'm wrong for saying this then tell me how you feel.......*Disclaimer: The views expressed in this blog are not necessarily those of Slum Village, but solely that of T3