Wednesday, December 21, 2011

SWEET by Common

Hip Hop. The controversy. The bravado. The expletives. The poetry. The ferocity.

Friday, November 11, 2011


11/11/11 brings us the VERBAL IMAGERY EP. After a long wait and really hard work, GeneFlo, Golden Griffin, Clint Allday, X9, and Khai Sharrieff are proud to present you this collection of tracks. Coming from the streets of Oakland and San Francisco to listeners worldwide. Look out for interviews and videos to follow this EP release.

Follow GeneFlo on twitter @WhoIsGeneFlo

Truth and Rights your exclusive internet home to VERBAL IMAGERY

Friday, October 7, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011


An all time favorite track. SEAN P!

Friday, May 20, 2011


This project is my dedication to J DILLA.  I spent my youth in Detroit, MI and the rhymes reflect my time there.  It was a period that has shaped me.  It was full of really great times and trying times too.  Thank you for all the inspiration JAY DEE.
To all the J DILLA fans, go ahead and rock out to this.  To all the Verbal Imagery massiv, I am going in HARD like a Gordie Howe Hatrick!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Verbal Imagery EXCLUSIVE!! (Making of Pen Sharp)

Verbal Imagery in the home studio session, creating the new classics!

Thanks and Praises

Always giving thanks and praises...

Thursday, March 17, 2011


If you are from the D, then you already know! Take it from a transplant like me...once you live in Detroit you will always have it in you, even here on my Italian sofa on the West Coast!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Come Kick It with the XITANOS

Bug Out

Hernandez Hungry

taken from

Hernandez hungry for more

Chicharito is hoping for a trophy-winning debut season at United, and looking forward to getting back to winning ways in the league…

How do you assess your season so far? Has it gone better than you expected?
I’m very lucky to be here, and happy to have played so much for the biggest team in the world. I’m really enjoying myself and hope to play a part in the team winning trophies this year. My first season has gone better than I could have hoped for. I was expecting to be on the bench and playing for the Reserves more, to introduce me to football in this country, so I’m delighted to have played so many games. Now I want more.

Do you seek advice from your team-mates and the manager?
All the players talk to me about things I can work on and improve in my game. That’s a great thing about this club. I get advice from Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov on different areas of my game, but that’s not just because they are different types of strikers, it’s because they are different people. When the boss speaks to me, he always tells me to keep working and to keep the same mentality. He’s happy because I am improving a lot.

You’ve scored [16] goals so far this season: have you set yourself a target?
I’ve never set myself a goals target; I don’t like to put a number on it. All I want to do is win trophies with United, because this is a team game. Of course, I enjoying scoring goals and that’s my role as a striker, but I always say that goals are a consequence of teamwork.

Last time out in the league we lost to Liverpool. What do you think went wrong?
The game came at the end of two difficult weeks in which we played three other away games. We got the draw in Marseille and the win at Wigan, but lost at Chelsea and that may have affected our confidence a little. And at Liverpool, two mistakes cost us the game. But we are still in three competitions and we want to win them all, so we have the opportunity to get back to winning ways.

Scoring against them is normally a highlight of a United player’s career, but presumably you couldn’t take much pleasure because of the game’s result?
That’s true. Goals always give you confidence, but if I had the choice I would swap this one for the three points, as I’ve said about several other goals in my career. It was nice to get a goal at Anfield, but I would have preferred not to score and win. We can’t change the past, but we can focus on the present and the future. The mood is good. We’ve discussed what went wrong and what we can improve upon, and now we’re looking ahead. Everyone here – the manager, players and all the staff – is determined to respond. This is the crucial part of the season and we’re all looking forward to it.

After four away games in a row, has it been good to have a run of games at Old Trafford?
Yes, definitely. It’s great to play in front of all our fans, who give us an advantage. We generally haven’t played as well away from home as we have at Old Trafford. I can’t think of a reason why that would be the case, because we go out with the same mindset whether we’re playing at home or away – to win the game.

Chicharito was speaking to United Review ahead of the Arsenal FA Cup game.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


A favorite artist of mine. Still hungry, still humble, still creative (without going too far out of what he is good at). Cop the album, it dropped today!

1/3 of Set & Ra

Sahku I haven't heard from in a while, but I see you holmes!

Monday, March 7, 2011


So, I am injured at home. Instead of wallow in self-pity, I am thinking of how I am going to come out of this stronger. XITANOS MATEMATIKOS are still cranking out the hits. Below is a link to India Xweets & Xpices. Peep it out! Verbal Imagery is steady cranking out hits too. Look for an X3 mixtape coming your way. So, don't feel sorry for me, ask me why am I still gettin' it done with a broke ass leg.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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I always love giving shout outs to people I know; especially those that are talented. AK and Daze are the minds and music behind LIFTED MUZIK based in San Diego. These two brothers are creative and have been bringing the heat for a while now. A whole lot of West Coast love goes out to these two. I have known them since back in the school days and now they have created a foundation for a dope scene in SD. Support your local artist! I had a session with Daze a few months ago and in one night we created what I like to call an instant classic! Daze also has an internet radio channel you can peep:

Sunday, February 20, 2011

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XITANOS! XITANOS! BEATS! BEATS BEATS! Use the above link and take a ride on the subway at night.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What I am Listening to these days

Go to the link listed below and do the math!


A favorite track of mine from back in the day.

February Shoe Battle

Two hot styles from 510 skateboarding in Berkeley. Last time I got kicks at this shop it was 2002, Red Wings were the NHL Champs, Brazil won the World Cup, Lakers swept the Nets. Damn that was a great year! I also was a student at Cal studying and skateboarding SUPER HARD. Now that I am over here recovering from an Achilles rupture I have skate kicks waiting in rotation to be ripped to shreds. That is why I started collecting kicks in the first place. I was always replacing them after heavy sessions. Nowadays, I have been getting over the top with the collection. This year I am going to go with the "less is more" mentality. (That and we just bought a new house)


Dennis Busenitz signature shoe by Adidas Skateboarding

Nike SB Premium Denim

510 Skateboarding
2500 & 2506 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704

m-f 11-7
sat 11-7
sun 11-6

Sunday, February 13, 2011


<a href="" target="_new" title="Wayne Rooney's goal on Fox Soccer">Video: Wayne Rooney's goal on Fox Soccer</a>

Rooney: My greatest goal

Wayne Rooney described his winner in Saturday’s Manchester derby as the best goal he’s ever scored.

With 78 minutes on the clock and the score locked at 1-1, Rooney launched himself into the air and acrobatically volleyed Nani’s cross into the top corner of the net.

Afterwards, Rooney was remarkably matter-of-fact about the goal when talking to the TV cameras, although he did concede he’d never scored a better one.

“Yeah, I think that’s my best one," he said. "I just tried to get into a good position for when Nani crossed the ball. I saw it come into the box and I thought, ‘Why not?’. So I tried it [an overhead kick] and thankfully it went into the top corner.

“Nine times out of 10 they go over the crossbar or wide, but thankfully today it went into the top corner. It’s instinctive. You don’t have time to think about what you’re going to do.”

Replays of Rooney’s strike will be broadcast around the world for weeks. Even Wayne seemed a little taken aback by its brilliance as he struggled to find the words to describe how he felt when it hit the back of the net.

“It’s indescribable,” he said. “When City equalised they started moving the ball a bit and making life difficult for us. But we knew it was important to keep going and try and win the game.

“When I scored the goal, I could see the joy in the crowd, the joy among the players, the manager, the players and all the staff. It was a fantastic moment.”

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Chapter Three: Noir State of Mind

Chapter Three: Noir State of Mind by mikeVIRUS
More from DJ VIRUS...Here is Chapter 3 from his mix series. You heard it here, where we always keep it real!

Rock N Roll

Saturday, January 1, 2011