Saturday, December 31, 2011

ShowYouSuck: One Man Pizza Party 2 – Mo Slices, Mo Problems

Here's another one from the homie ShowYouSuck. "Mo Slices, Mo Problems" is the sequel to his last mixtape "OneManPizzaParty" so you can definitely expect more pizza, more soup songs, more girl problems and more raps about everything. The record release show for OMPP2 is on Friday, January 13, 2012 at Reggie's Rock Club on 2105 South State Street, Chicago, IL. The show is only $5 before midnight and starts at 10:30pm so don't be late! This has been a big year for Show so let's celebrate by downloading this:

Download Everything: One Man Pizza Party 2 – Mo Slices, Mo Problems

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Comic Legend Joe Kubert Comes to C2E2 2012

That's right folks, Jack Kirby and Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Famer Joe Kubert will be attending next year's Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo! It's refreshing to see that C2E2 is continuing to snag comic legends at a time when Wizard World (Chicago's previous Comic Con giant) has been branching further out into the Sci Fi and TV genres leaving alot of comic creators and companies, such as Marvel and DC, noticeably absent.

Joe Kubert is mostly known for his work with DC's Hawkman and Sgt. Rock and is also the creator of the Harvey & Eisner award winning graphic novel "Fax from Sarajevo." Two of his sons, Adam and Andy Kubert, are also successful comic book artists as well. Mr. Kubert will do a panel and conduct signings at the show and in addition, The Kubert School, which he founded in 1976, will also have a booth at the show.

This is especially great news for Idol Threat since we've just received our Press Credentials for C2E2! Tickets are now on sale for a special, low Early Bird Price but ticket prices will increase to standard pricing after December 31, 2011 at 11:59 PM CST.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Message Board Poster Hall of Fame #6

"Beef between Common and Drake Would be like a pillow fight between a koala bear and a baby seal."
-Eric B Is Prez, OkayPlayer Board

I got 5 bucks on the Koala. Aaaaaaandddd from the same thread...

"drake should sing his response to common"

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Common Confirms "Sweet" Was Originally a Drake Diss [Updated]

Everyone had their suspicions when this song first leaked and now it seems that during an interview with Shade 45's Sway in the Morning, Common confirmed that originally it was aimed at Drake. Chicago is killin it right now, I wonder how far this Drake Hate will go? Here's what Com had to say:

"Hey, he opened his mouth and said some things. So if he wants it, that’s what he wants, all that subliminal, you can do that too. But you might want to say that now," he said. "I mean, the verse is about me, but when you hear some stuff on the chorus, it’s like you can’t help but think about dude, and that’s what he felt. So at the end of the day, he fit in that category. He already embraced it, so wear it."

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*Update – Apparently Drake’s Producer Noah Shebib aka 40 has some things to say on Twitter about Common in response to all this “Sweet” business. His Twitter moniker is @OVO40 and he claims he isn’t dissing but it’s pretty obvious that he’s taking shots at Com:

“I remember being called a bitch in grade 9 cause I had your cd. Good thing I also had 456 by kool g rap on me. Now that's real ;)”
Dec 20 via Twitter for iPhone

“After "one day it'll all make sense" came out I spent months arguing weather or not @common was hip hop. Everyone was saying it was too rnb.”
Dec 20 via Twitter for iPhone

“I'm not dissing, just facts. I love common. I also love swv and John b.”
Dec 20 via Twitter for iPhone

C’mon son, are you serious? You callin Common too soft and RnB? The beats you make sound WAY more RnB than any of Common’s shit, and you talking about being hard and you’re using a wink emoticon? Unless you’re G’s wife you should NEVER use a wink emoticon and Kool G Rap’s name in the same sentence! I’m beginning to think that owning Common’s cd wasn’t the real reason you were called a bitch in 9th grade.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Idol Threat's Top 10 Albums of 2010

Yes you read the title right, this is my list for the Top Albums of 2010. I’ve been getting all my year-end lists ready and remembered that I never actually put out my Top Albums of last year. I posted a list of the Top 10 Idol Threat Posts of 2010 which featured my best posts of the year but I never released my Top "Non-Free" Album picks of the year. I made the list at the end of last year but unfortunately I didn’t actually finish writing the post and it got lost in the mix. I’ll be posting the lists for this year real soon but before I do I wanted to finally get this out of the way, so here in no particular order is Idol Threat's Top 10 Albums of 2010. Click the jump to see the honorable mentions and the rest of the list.

Top 10 Albums of 2010:
Ruste Juxx & Marco Polo - The Exxecution
Ghostface Killah – Apollo Kids
Author & Punisher - Drone Machines
High on Fire - Snakes for the Divine
Julie Christmas - The Bad Wife

Little Women - Throat
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
Man’s Gin – Smiling Dogs
Shining - Blackjazz
Thou - Summit

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Idol Threat 2011 Holiday Gift Guide Pt. 2

The Idol Threat Holiday Gift Guide was so popular that we decided to do a sequel in case people needed more help with their gift ideas. Some of these are alternatives to gifts from the previous guide while others are new ideas, and with Christmas & Hanukkah just around the corner the clock is ticking for those trying to get gifts shipped on time. Some may already know that yesterday was “Free Shipping Day” for tons of online retailers and many are extending the free shipping throughout the weekend. As of today Amazon’s free shipping says it can still get your gifts in on time for XMas but there’s always the 2 day or overnight shipping option if you're worried. Either way you’ll have to act quick, so here to help is Part 2 of Idol Threat's 2011 Holiday Gift Guide (and once again click on the "jump" for the rest of the 15 gift ideas):

For the Classy Music Lover:
Artpentry Gentleman’s Boombox ($ Varies)
Lets start the list off right with the ultimate luxury gift for music lovers - remember when boomboxes were cool? Well since those that are old enough to remember have matured its only right that the boombox mature with them. Enter Artpentry’s Gentleman’s Boombox, vintage suitcases altered with powered speakers that can play songs from your iPod or nearly any other device you have. Every boombox is handcrafted so each one is classy, one of a kind and really, really fucking cool. Go to Artpentry to pick one up right now or bring in your own suitcase to get converted.

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For the Serious Gamer:
Onlive Gaming System ($10-$160)
Online cloud storage is finally starting to take off with more companies (like Amazon with their Kindle Fire) even offering them for their devices. OnLive takes that a step further and gives you the ability to play video games so big they were previously only available on Video game systems or desktop computers. This lets serious gamers play brand new games such as Batman: Arkham City and L.A. Noire on your smartphone or tablet by streaming from their cloud. You can rent or buy these games and keep them stored on their site and they even sell their own controller so you can have the full gaming experience all on your tiny mobile device.

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For the Comfort Camper:
Selk'bag 4G Lite ($100)
Do you like camping but hate the restrictive confines of a sleeping bag? It’s understandable, not everyone likes feeling like a mummy or a caterpillar while they sleep. Now you can have your freedom without sacrificing warmth with this ingenious, body conforming sleeping bag. Walk, jump, roll around and sleep practically anywhere outdoors and you’ll still manage to stay warm as long as it isn’t colder than 45 degrees (or 35 degrees if you get the $160 “classic” version.) Or you can just walk around and pretend you’re an astronaut or the gingerbread man.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

MOTÖRHEAD Rings by The Great Frog

QUICK! Someone get me this ring! Or maybe The Great Frog should send me a free one for promoting their product!

Buy Here (Hint Hint):
The Great Frog, London

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Jean Grae - Cookies or Comas [Mixtape]

Whats this? A female MC who doesn't wear Gucci AND has actual talent? All snark aside Jean Grae is not only my favorite female MC, but she's also better than most rappers out right now. Period. If you need proof just take a listen to her new, free mixtape "Cookies or Comas" which is a precursor to her upcoming album "Cake or Death." The album was set for a fall release but seems to have been pushed back, with Grae stating she doesn't want to announce a new release date until the LP is perfect. Looks like we'll need to survive on snacks before we get any cake.

Luckily this mixtape is more than just a snack with 11 tracks featuring her fellow Blacksmith labelmate [and label head] Talib Kweli, The Lox's Styles P, Royce Da 5’9″ from Slaughterhouse, and Pharoahe Monch. One of the tracks was previously released on Talib Kweli's last album "Gutter Rainbows." Mixtape or not this is one of the better releases of the year and comes highly recommended.

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Cookies or Comas at

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Idol Threat 2011 Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are stressful enough with bad weather, bad relatives and bad gifts so Idol Threat has decided to relieve you of some of that stress with our first Holiday Gift Ideas post. Whether its for your parents, significant other or co-worker gift-giving is no simple task. Trying to figure out what they would like out of all the things they didn't already get themselves on top of making it affordable is damn near impossible but hopefully these out-of-the-box suggestions will help. There's something for almost everyone here from cat lovers to insomniacs so scroll down to be inspired and check the jump for the rest of Idol Threat's 15 Holiday Gift Ideas!:

Obol, the Never-Soggy Cereal Bowl ($20)
You ever make yourself a bowl of cereal and then get interrupted by a phone call or way-too-interesting infomercial only to return to a bowl of soggy un-edible mush? If that sounds like you or someone you know then the Obol Original Crispy Bowl is the gift for you! This ingenious little bowl and its swoop and scoop spiral design keeps the milk and cereal separate until its ready to get in your belly! If cereal doesn't get your breakfast rocks off then maybe this Egg-and-Muffin 2-Slice Toaster is more your speed.

ReAuthored Tablet Book Case ($59)
The number one gift idea for the past couple of years has got to be the iPad. Everyone and their mother has been clamoring for a tablet so chances are everyone who wants one already has it. In fact its so popular that even getting a case or accessory is hit or miss since they probably already rabidly stocked up on everything the second they got their tablet. Enter ReAuthored and their unique and classy cases. Their cases are made out of recycled books proving once and for all that the rise of the eReaders doesn't necessarily mean the end of books. These cases look great and also gives you a discreet way to walk around with your expensive new toy instead of carrying it around in a case that screams "steal me please!" ReAuthored makes cases for iPads, Kindles and practically every other tablet and rumor has it a certain smart and sexy someone is in the process of re-designing their logo!

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Supaboy Portable SNES Console ($80)
The Super Nintendo Gaming system is considered by many to be the greatest gaming console of all time. From F-Zero, Mega Man X, Chrono Trigger to Super Street Fighter II: Turbo gamers all over the world could not get enough of the 16 bit system when it came out in the early 90s. Now you can play these games wherever you like with Hyperkin's new portable SNES system "Supaboy." You can even connect it to a tv and play your SNES or Famicom games on there! If you don't want to lug around all your bulky game cartridges then maybe you'd rather get the
a320 Pocket Retro Game Emulator, the tiny system that lets you play SNES, NES, Genesis, Gameboy games and almost any other emulator you throw at it.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

FALSE winter tour with THOU

Gilead Media's FALSE is one of the best black metal bands in the US right today and now's your chance to see them live and find out why. They are doing a winter tour with THOU that kicks off tonight at The Orphanage in Chicago. For alI of you hoping that means this would be the FOURTH Thou show in Chicago this year I'm sorry to say that it looks like they're only on 11 dates with False and tonight is not one of them. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't go anyways. Check the dates:

FALSE Winter tour (11 dates with THOU)
2/1/11 - CHICAGO - IL - THE ORPHANAGE - 643 West 31st St.
12/2/11 - BLOOMINGTON - IN - THEE LOVE CANAL - 1305 W 11 St.
12/3/11 - NASHVILLE - TN - LITTLE HAMILTON - 1318 Little Hamilton Ave
12/5/11 - WITH THOU - TALLAHASSEE - FL - THE FARSIDE - 803 Railroad Ave 32310
12/6/11 - WITH THOU - ST. AUGUSTINE - FL - NOBBY'S BAR - 10 Anastasia Blvd.
12/8/11 - WITH THOU - COCOA BEACH - FL - SURFER'S PUB - 350 N. Orlando Ave
12/9/11 - WITH THOU - ORLANDO - FL - WILL'S PUB - 1040 N. Mills Ave
12/10/11 - WITH THOU - MIAMI - FL - CHURCHILL'S PATIO - 5501 NE 2nd Ave
12/11/11 - WITH THOU - FT. MYERS - FL - COOL HAND LUC'S - 2040 Collier Ave
12/12/11 - WITH THOU - TAMPA - FL - UNIT 19 - 5805 North 50th Street
12/13/11 - WITH THOU - GAINESVILLE - FL - WAYWARD COUNCIL - 807 West University
12/14/11 - WITH THOU - PENSECOLA - FL - 309 HOUSE - 309 West 6th Street
12/15/11 - WITH THOU - NEW ORLEANS - LA - MUDLARK THEATER - 1200 Port St
12/17/11 - HOUSTON - TX - VINYL JUNKIE RECORDS - 4202 Canal Street
12/20/11 - DALLAS - TX - QUEEN CITY HALL - 115 North Carroll Ave
12/23/11 - ST. LOUIS - MO - MANDINA'S

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