Tuesday, May 28, 2013

to good to be true

At the beginning of last summer Joey Bada$$ came out with this amazing track:

I was amazed with this 17yr old coming out of brooklyn. I listened to it all summer, told everyone about it and eagerly awaited his mixtape to come out which ended up being pretty whatever aside from this track.

I was listening to old records tonight when I came across This:
I recognized it right away from that army marching intro. The styles of beyond album came out in 2000, Joey B jacked this beat in 2012 and it was by far the strongest track on his tape. In the end Joey's verses are 10x better than SOB but it is interesting having an explanation as to why this song stands out so much. Still SOB is fine and Joey is an amazing rapper for 17 years old.

I should add that this kind of thing is common place for rapper's mix tapes. Most of the beats used are other rapper's. Also, Im wondering how he discovered this as he was 4 years old when it came out.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Athena hobbit

I havent posted since July. well, i moved across the country. i live in San Anselmo, CA now. nobody here rides mopeds. nbd. 

It doesnt look like much yet, but its getting close to being done. Athena, hpi, oko24, dio reeds, devin pipe. streetmate front end. 
The tank is off, but it looks cleann. Pics at a later date I took the puffy seat foam off i might chop some foam and put it back or do some thin racerfoam.com stuff
I had to sand off a few mm from the stator plate to get the flywheel to seat without rubbing. Also I took care of the head myself using sand paper and a tennis ball. I think its called the crazy wayne trick. it worked great. no performance reports yet but it looks cool. next time i take apart the top end ill take a pic of the handy work.

This pipe is sickk. its the devin special. more stages than peoples pipe. I bought it december 2011. this project is moving slow

mlm intake, metric reed adapter. dio reeds in therr

plenty of room for clearance. im excited to try oko. ive heard only love and hate stories. I have faith. Power jets is a good idea. 

Lastly, here is the first bike i ever owned. i got this for my 13th bday. 1979 honda z50. it still ripps. 2stroke is way faster than 4.