Paradime Presents The Merlot Show

My man, Kelly “K-Fresh” Frazier” had the other dope white rapper from Detroit create a podcast for Renaissance Soul Detroit – K’s super Detroit blog which features the first and most complete Dilla info/discography page EVER.

Here’s what K had to say about how this podcast came about:

So decided to spice up by reaching out to my closest homies and having them do guest podcasts for me. The first to hit me back with one is my Guinness drinking brother Paradime, who cut the podcast while home for a minute from touring as Kid Rock’s tour DJ. This shit is hilarious!!! He was drunk while doing this (big surprise) and coined the podcast as The Merlot Show (guess what he was drinking). Dime mostly plays some of his favorite Detroit hip hop joints so enjoy and expect more guest StoopidFresh Podcasts (yes! I’m coining my podcasts that too) and hopefully more installments of The Merlot Show. I think House Shoes needs to do an episode of The Merlot Show for me. Get on that!!!

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DOWNLOAD: Stoopid Fresh Podcast #3 – Paradime Presents The Merlot Show

Okay, you know I couldn’t leave you without some treats. Most folks don’t know much about Paradime in the greater scheme of the hip hop internet. Paradime was doing his thing around the same time the other dope white rapper from Detroit was and Paradime had way more personality than Em did if you compare the Slim Shady EP with ‘Dime’s first album Paragraphs. In fact, I think Malcolm Gladwell is on to something with his Outliers book, where he basically purports that a person’s success is based more on luck and opportunity than actual talent and drive. Seriously, Paradime is a beast. Detroit knows how to build rappers – NEVER FORGET IT FOLKS!

Anyway, I’m going to do y’all a favor and give you download my favorite early tracks from Paradime. Actually, I just pulled the best tracks off of his first album Paragraphs, because I’m too lazy to rip the other CDs. It’s a .zip file, so you know I’m doing you a favor. Production by DJ Head (Eminem, Proof), House Shoes and features by Invincible, Bugz (R.I.P.).

Now… check this old music out and let me know what you think. Paragraphs came out in the late 90s, I believe, but Paradime never got major. He tours as Kid Rock’s show DJ, which I’m sure is a lucrative gig and he still creates music. Around Detroit, he packs houses. I am not sure if ‘Dime does shows outside of Michigan, but that doesn’t matter. Recognize today… even just using the podcast that he’s the man.

Frying in Vein Presents Classic Gems by Paradime

Make sure you come back now, ya hear?!

T3 Is Doing It Again!

Another early Slum Village exclusive! Peep the joint “5 Ela” here. Click on the image to go to T3’s Night Gallery to stay close to the action.

EDIT: If you went to t3’s spot like you were supposed to, then you’d have seen that the link was temporary. Well, the internet is never to be denied. More links have popped up… the “Peep the joint “5 Ela” here” link takes you to a new place to find it. Sorry, but we only do rabbit holes here. Support the soup kitchen, don’t just eat and leave!

Check out Black Jesus – He’s Coming!

The latest project from Boondocks’ creator, Aaron McGruder, is a comedy channel out of his Partner Rumble studio. You can check it out on YouTube here. All the videos are really funny, at least to this viewer.

I guess I should be quick to note that this style of comedy may not be for you. With that said, I also want to point out that there is excessive use of the “n-word” in the following videos, so if you’re sensitive to that – STEER CLEAR. You will never see or hear me ever use the word (I stopped back using it back in the late 1990s), but I cannot act like the word doesn’t have its place in the American vernacular. All the same, I’m sure you can see the humor in the following Black Jesus videos. Enjoy!