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The One Where Luke is Adopted

On this episode of Best Song Ever: Luke gives motivational tips so you can Live Like Luke #LLL, Brian talks about the Bachelor much to Luke’s chagrin, Luke presents Lil Luke’s Complaint Sesh in defense of La La Land #LLL, the dear LaBenne cousins play everybody’s favorite game show #traintrackbaby, and Luke plays our first country song!  It’s a weird and wild ride with a truly fantastic soundtrack.

Every week Ghettoblaster feature writers (and dear cousins!) Brian LaBenne and Luke LaBenne bring you fresh new songs with the hopes of introducing you to some that you may consider to be the best song ever.  Both Brian and Luke have no idea what songs the other has picked, so what you are hearing is their genuine reaction to listening to the songs together.  Also, if you enjoy this episode, head to ITunes to subscribe and rate our podcast with the highest rating available to you.


Songs Played on The One Where Luke is Adopted

Wire – Short Elevated Period from Silver/Lead out March 31st on Pink Flag

Foxygen – Avalon from Hang out now on Jagjaguwar

Raekwon – This is What it Comes to from The Wild out March 24th on ICEH20/Empire

Blank – This Journey from Weary Soul out April 7th

Guided by Voices – Hiking Skin from August by Cake out April 7th on GBV, Inc.

Tift Merritt – Love Soliders On from Stitch of the World out now on Yep Roc Records

The Feelies – Gone Gone Gone from In Between out February 24th on Bar None Records

Father John Misty – Pure Comedy from Pure Comedy out April 7th on Sub Pop

METHOD MAN Drops “The Purple Tape” with Raekwon & Inspectah Deck!
It had to happen.  In late August Method Man released his highly anticipatednew collaborative project, The Meth Lab. Today Method Man, the celebrated rapper and pop-culture icon has dropped the official music video for his gritty, old school street anthem “The Purple Tape,” teaming up with fellow Wu-Tang Clan members Raekwon and Inspectah Deck for this collaborative effort. Also joining the stand-out track is Method’s son, Rae Butta aka Raekwon, who lays down the chorus to the record reinforcing Ol Dirty Bastard’s bold declaration,  “Wu-Tang is for the children.” The video for the J57 produced record isn’t an attack, but a warning – solidifying that after three decades these legendary Staten Island emcees are still on top with legions of Wu-heads behind them.


The idea that I would be traveling to Governor’s Island, located off the tip of lower Manhattan, kind of had me feeling like I was traveling onto the island in Bruce Lee’s, Enter of the Dragon.  What awaited me after this boat ride? MC battles? Wordsmiths ready to rock the microphone the best way they could? What Ruben (our photographer of the day) and I docked in to were four stages with artists doing their best in attaining crowd control. The thing about RTB was that the line-up was filled with acts that I (and many others) as a hip-hop junkie were able to relate to. Most of the performers were part of what is considered the golden age of hip-hop. Black Moon, Cyrpess Hill, Mobb Deep, GZA, Raekwon, Ghostface, Souls of Mischief, Nas, Black Starr even Queen of the era Lauryn Hill was present to rekindle that old hip-hop essence. I’d be remiss to not mention the new generation trailblazers like Slaughterhouse, Roc Marciano, Evidence, Immortal Technique and Fashawn+Blue+Exile. Yeah it was nothing short of an all out hip-hop festival…(jump in for more) Continue reading