Thursday, July 30, 2009
Everybody seems to like the Yung LA and Rico Barrino song "Futuristic Love" but nobody seemed to know what the heck "I wanna Elroy you" meant -- so I went straight to the source to find out.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I keep Peter Hadar's "Well Dressed for the Art Show" in regular rotation in my car and it's always inevitable that if I have a passenger along for the ride they ask, "What is this?" Sometimes they fux wit it and sometimes they don't, but I love Peter for inhabiting his own lane, owning his own style and coming up with a sound I find extremely sexy. Check out his latest single with Theophilus London "Want U4 Myself" below:
Last night I hit up Lenny's Bar in Atlanta to support my homie party/concert promoter Dominique's (pictured above with Tuki Carter of Hollyweerd) Leaders of the New Cool Event... The lineup was pretty dope -- Laws, Harlem's Cash, Muffy and Hollyweerd. The event turned out to be a great one, with Haziq hosting in his fucking fire ass Jeremy Scott limited edition winged Adidas.
I think they were the only kicks in the bldg more fire than my homie Jason "Jah" Lee's silver & orange SB Blazers.
I've been bumping Laws' DJ Smallz/J.U.S.T.I.C.E League mixtape "Your Future Favorite Rapper" since June, when JL producer Rook put me onto it, so I was excited to see him perform.
I was equally amped to see Hollyweerd perform their new Spree Wilson produced single "I Wanna Meet Her" for the first time. I lurve it... hopefully you will too.
Saw a lot of great folks in the bldg including Anthony David, SugarTongue Slim, Grand Hustle's Clay Evans, Warner's Orlando McGhee, Yung Joc, Coach K, fellow writer Jacinta Howard, DJ Smallz, producer Kels_TN2 and the whole J.U.S.T.I.C.E League crew (Rook, Kenny, Colione).
I had a great time at Leaders of the New Cool and can't wait for the next one!
The official music video for Skyzoo’s 1st single “The Beautiful Decay” produced by 9th Wonder. Sky's debut album The Salvation is due in stores September 29th via Jamla/Duck Down Records. Beautiful video directed by my homie Artemus Jenkins
Last night, Darkchild/Interscope R&B artist VERSE SIMMONDS headlined Sambuca Jazz Café’s Tuesday night “Feng Shui” music showcase. Backed by a live band, the Virgin Islands native sang his current radio hit, “Buy You a Round (Up & Down),” along with several tracks from his sensual mixtape The Sex Tape Chronicles.
Also on stage were special guests, Interscope recording artists/songwriters Rock City.
In a surprise appearance, Keke Wyatt joined the show and belted a couple songs, including her classic “My First Love” accompanied by producer Bryan Michael Cox on the keyboard
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Decon's Jason Goldwatch followed Jay Electronica around Asia with a camera for a collaborative film/music project between Electronica's The Dogon Society and DECON. Electronica. Check out some shots of Electronica at the Pashputinath Hindu Temple and The Bodinath Buddhist Temple in Kathmandu Nepal that Electronica cut to a new track of his produced by Just Blaze called "Dear Moleskine."
It makes my eyes happy, hopefully the final project will stir my soul...
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Skyzoo is one of the hardest working in the business -- and he's nice. Both lyrically and personality wise. Anyway after several successful mixtape outings I'm happy to see Sky finally putting out a full length album via Jamla/Duck Down on September 29th! He held a listening last night in Harlem and got a great response. Tracklisting below -- looks like he has some major producers backing him on this one.
1) The Opener (produced by Cyrus Tha Great)
2) Return Of The Real (produced by Just Blaze)
3) The Beautiful Decay (produced by 9th Wonder)
4) My Interpretation (produced by Best Kept Secret)
5) Popularity (produced by Nottz)
6) Like A Marathon (produced by 9th Wonder)
7) The Shooter’s Soundtrack (produced by Cyrus Tha Great)
8) Under Pressure (produced by 9th Wonder)
9) Penmanship (produced by Black Milk)
10) Dear Whoever (produced by Illmind)
11) For What It’s Worth ((produced by Eric G)
12) The Necessary Evils (produced by Needlz)
13) Easy To Fly featuring Carlitta Durand (produced by 9th Wonder)
14) Bottom Line (produced by Eric G)
15) Metal Hearts (produced by 9th Wonder)
16) Maintain (produced by Nottz)
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I've been trying to keep the newly grown and sexy Sammie as my own personal little secret for a little while now, but after my XXL editor Clover Hope assigned me to interview him about "Kiss Me Through The Phone" for our Best of Both Worlds column, I knew now that he's matured from his days as a kiddie crooner he'd recapture more than a few hearts as an adult. BMI featured him at their Ladies Night showcase in Atlanta last night (Tuesday July 21st)at Sambuca.
BMI Presents: Ladies Night Out also featured performances from singer/songwriter Kevin Cossom (responsible for some of hip-hop's most popular hooks) and 19-year-old singer Unique. Those of your familiar with my work may recall the Show & Prove story I did on him for the April Issue of XXL).
(Sammie, Kevin Cossom & Unique with Catherine Brewton, Wardell Malloy & Byron Wright).
Thanks to Jamil & Kay for the invite to the event. It was a great one.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Check out the homies Novel & Angela Yee hard at work! Also shoutout to my bestie Raushanah who makes a cameo at the beginning. I can't wait to see this video!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Love this chick. K. I still fux wit u.
Kelis is on the new cover of OYSTER magazine this month. She is also reportedly almost done recording her new album and shopping a new deal for the release. Oh and yes the baby should be here any moment now.
I sorta hate when I get invited to shit I won't be in town for. But I'mma promote this one anyway especially for Diz Gibran & Colin Munroe... 2 of my current favoritos.
WHO: Colin Munroe w/ The Kickdrums, Diz Gibran, Nyle, MeLo-X and DJ GetLive
WHEN: Wednesday, July 29th, Doors @ 8pm, Show @ 9pm
WHERE: SOB’s, 204 Varick Street (at West Houston), New York, NY 10014
Advance tickets are available at SOBs.com and TicketWeb.
$13 advance, $15 day of show
LOVE Colin. Especially his version of "Who Killed Davey Moore?" I can't say it enough.
Check out his new song "Start A War" below:
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Pay close attention to Raphael's lyrics! They might make ya think twice about who you wanna go for a walk with...
Check out Raphael's thoughts about the video on Spinner.com
My homie Tania AKA K.lee dragged me out to Onyx last night so that she could promote not one - but two - of our CREW related projects. If you haven't been introduced to Body Magic yet, that's the black bustier looking number she's rocking and she capped it off by wearing Safetyz men's boxers (I posted about them last week)on top. I'm a little more conservative than her so I wasn't sure about the 'fit, but Tania pulled it off like a champ -- getting more than a little attention from Onyx's DJ, the dancers and a good number of patrons.
Special shoutout to Dallas Martin @ Def Jam & birthday girl Monica over at Onyx.
Keep an eye out for more CREW related posts coming in the near future.
The homie Timmhotep sent me this post on Fonzworth Bentley laying down gentleman's law and I almost spit the water I was drinking out of my mouth. Personally I think he's kind of a soft look for Street Level but Timm swears he's a stone cold gentleman.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
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Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
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Monday, July 6, 2009
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Thursday, July 2, 2009
rosie the crusher
aint no sunshine (bill withers cover)
got to be there (inst)
i'll be there (S.C.o.F rmx)
darling dear (Muro rmx)
i wanna be where u are (DV One acoustic mix)
i dont know why i love u
ask the lonely (four tops cover)
one day in your life
it's great to be here (refix)
dancin machine (feat dilla)
blame it on the boogie
shake ur body down
life of the party
dont stop til u get enough (prev unreleased vers)
rock with you (masters at work rmx)
workin day and night (prev unreleased)
i cant help it
shes outta my life
billie jean (demo version)
say say say
thriller (inst feat Vincent Price)
another part of me
remember the time
you rock my world
music and me
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