You Tube is the shit...

Fuck what you heard. I just spent the last hour reminiscing with You Tube. Why, you might ask? Because for what ever reason people have decided to upload a helluva lot of old school music videos. I've managed to get several of the early Cash Money Classics (early stuff from BG & Juvenile), some classic Mobb Deep (Quiet Storm and the version with lil Kim), and Rayvon's Pretty. That lost one was some obscure shit. While they don't have everything (I still can't find that Damn Haggen-Daj song by the Inviseez, but I did find the single on eBay). I'm sure if Rain takes a minute he will remember that most classic of videos by Reggae artist Rayvon. Back when we were roommates, I'm sure me, him and our other roomie CAR watched that video every time some video show played it. For various reasons. Hey, it is a catchy song too, ok. But just the fact that You Tube had it is blowing my mind. I've been able to find several more recent videos but there is a lot of random obscure stuff on there. If you have Firefox you can use the video downloader plug-in to download them too. And because I have a Mac I can use iSquint to convert the video to a iPod compatible format (or at least an Mpeg format) and put it into iTunes. For that hard to find stuff you can't get from iTunes (or, um, other sources) this is a good solution. Especially, when you want some of those old videos nobody ever plays anymore. Hell, as I type this I found the videos for the Flavor in your Ear remix, The DOC's funky enough and the formula. Hip Hop used to be great...