This video is several months old but Ive been fascinated with cuts of steak lately, so I took to Google. This episode of Subculture Club visits three independent butcher shops in the San Francisco Bay Area and reveal how the job has become a whole lot hipper and more desirable than it used to be.
Recently I was at Yankee Stadium trying to figure out what to eat. I decided on Lobel’s Steak sandwich. The selling point besides Lobel’s reputation was the butcher’s window. Seeing butchers trimming and preparing different cuts of beef, made me realize that being a butcher is an art form.
DJ Sammy Needlz, my buddy, my pal used to be a butcher….Who knew, but even that creep says being a butcher is a lost art form.
“OK, you heard about, through word of mouth
Big Bird is out, he’s in the house
He’s turnin’ up, with Snuffleup
They’re really gettin’ their hustle up
They stick together like Velcro
There Grover go, there’s Elmo
And Cookie Monster there, look he likes
To take selfies with his cell phone
They got a homegirl named Abby
Her last name is Cadabby
I showed her my report card
She said, [Abby: Not too shabby!]
They got all types of cool kids there
It’s lots of fun if you live there
One thing I keep forgettin’ about Sesame Street…
How do you get there?”
Representing that Two 9 (the ATL based crew), Curtis Williams drops this Half Forgotten Dreams mixtape. I can work with it. He isn’t talking about too many topics. However, he does put his rhymes down and comes with dope production. If you haven’t, give him a listen.
The legend of the Angry Birds is getting even bigger. Whether it’s on your phone or someone else’s, everyone has played this game in some form or another. Now, these irritated looking animals are everywhere with also a movie on the way. But the invasion is not over, the popular app with 260 million monthy users is adding a BAPE collaboration to its portfolio. The two got together and hatched a new tee style that fans of both franchises can wear.
There is one tee that comes in two colors. Each displays the brands stylized characters on both the front and back of the tees. The T-shirts will be available in men, women, and children’s sizes so nobody will be left out. BAPE has been working full-time on its collaborations and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime soon. Look for these to hit the BAPE flagship stores at the end of the month.
There is nothing more appealing than a cartoon for a rap song. First, it was Talib Kweli’s cartoon version of his single with Miguel. Now? We have the Uptown XO single featuring AB The Pro. I can dig this. I’m just confused on which one is AB and which is XO. Tah, hell.
Man, this kid is pretty good. I must admit. I just have no real clue to as who he is. Then again, maybe I should read what is in my email.
Lafayette Stokely is an emcee who made the move up to Brooklyn from the South to cement his name in the game. He released the well-received Life’s Journey project in the fall of 2012. Not done with the project, he has released a music video for one of the stand out cuts, “Scared of Death.” Always introspective, Lafayette used the beat from Rob Yung to vent about the obstacles in his life. The video, a prequel to his previous video, “So Simple,” sees him confront death in physical form.
Follow Lafayette Stokely on Twitter @LdotStoke and be on the lookout for some new music coming soon.