Monday, August 31, 2009

Listen to This: Monday Mix - DVOne Heats Up The 80's


Al B Sure nite and dayAl B Sure nite and day
El Debarge all this love
Surface happy
Sade id never turn my back on u
New Edition a little bit of love
Bobby Brown dont be cruel
SOS Band just the way u like it
Chaka Khan aint nobody
The Family Stand ghetto heaven
Guy i like
Mantronix got to have ur love
Stevie Wonder that girl
Shalamar a night to remember
George Benson gimmie the night
Cameo back and forf
Jody Watley dont u want me
Keith Sweat i want her
Sheila E a love bizzare
Cherelle saturday love
Shannon let the music play
Stevie Wonder all i do
Midnight Star midas touch
SOS Band take ur time (do it right)
Earth Wind & Fire lets groove

Kim Kardashian As The Black Dahlia

Kimmy covers the latest issue of YRB magazine. I'll be honest, I thought she was sposed to be Cleopatra at first and I was about to get up in arms for a second. She looks pretty damn good considering she's wearing black lipstick.

Watch This: Jay-Z Talks to MySpace Today

MySpace Today meets Jay Z Part 1

Hovito talks about Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, Biggie and more... Love how they shot it by the piano. Would have preferred if he kept the shades off.

HOT Dog...

From Gaga's current V Magazine spread. With all those hermaphroditic rumors I gotta wonder if she might be hiding something under that little tuft of hair? Gross -- I know.

What The Fux??? Chris Brown "It's Like ... Wow."

Check out the first video from Chris Brown's exclusive new interview with Larry King Live airing this Wednesday, September 2nd at 9pm ET on CNN.

CHRIS BROWN talks exclusively to LARRY KING, in his first TV interview since his February arrest for assaulting fellow R&B star Rihanna. The interview airs on CNN’s Larry King Live, Wednesday, September 2, at 9 pm ET, and includes JOYCE HAWKINS, Brown’s mother, and MARK GERAGOS, Brown’s attorney. For all the scoop check out @CNNScoop on twitter.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Watch This: Boo Rossini "I Stop I Quit"

Directed by Gabriel Hart

More Leaders of the New Cool Goodies From Ms. Brown & Spree Wilson

Sorry for the delay, but last Saturday had to be one of the best live nights at Lenny's I've ever experienced. The homie Dominique and Hollywood East put on yet another great installment of Leaders of the New Cool. I wanted to share some of the footage I took -- and there is still more to come.

The event was closed out by Mama's Mustache... If you haven't heard of them yet, I promise you will.

Had to borrow some footage from my good friend Maurice Garland:

KFC = A Kind For Cures

Check out this L.A. Kentucky Fried Chicken on the corner Exposition Boulevard and Hughes Avenue that's being converted into a Kind For Cures - a dispensary selling buds & edibles. Yummy :)

Watch This: Consequence ft. Whoo Kid "Q.U.E. Another E.N.S."

Special Guest Cameos by DJ Whoo Kid, Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Large Professor, Grafh, Q-Tip plus many more...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dedicate This To Your Girl

Pussy - Brazilian Girls

If she likes it, you might get lucky!

Watch This: Donnis & Pill "Patna Dem" Freestyle

Over the last week, New York City and the internet as a whole have been buzzing about Donnis and Pill, two completely different type of rappers from opposite sides of the tracks yet from the same city of Atlanta. What alot of people may not know is that the two are good friends who have been supporting one another for a minute now. So it was only right, last night the two stopped by the Ballers Eve Show on East Village Radio in NYC and for almost 10 minutes freestyled over "My Potna Dem", completely off the top of the head. By the time it was all said and done a crowd had formed on the street watching these two bounce back and forth off one another (the studio is a glass square that can be looked into from the street) while multiple photographers snapped away. Enjoy

Last Night ... In Atlanta: Jaycee Shakim & Nabs Put On @ WAX

(DJ Nabs, DJ Shakim, DJ Jaycee & DJ Cowboy)

Last night I had the privilege of being present as DJs Jaycee, Shakim & Nabs put on what I'd consider the equivalent of a scratch clinic at Atlanta caribbean restaurant Aliyah's -- the current home of Wax Wednesdays. Check the footage below.

Watch This: Drake ft Eminem, Kanye, Weezy "Forever"

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Watch This: Killer Mike Interviews MC Lyte

Killer Mike Interviews MC Lyte Part 1 from Urban News Network on Vimeo.

Watch This: Ghostface Killah "Baby"

Watch This: Pill Talks Trappin & Rappin

Watch This: Josh Xantus "First Time"

Josh X-an-tus - "First Time"

Awww -- what a sweet video. Homeboy is incredibly talented. The chemistry looks real in this one too.

Ain't No Party Like A Mick Boogie Party

Le Tourment Vert Absinthe is bringing folks out to PentHouse tonight at the Rivington Hotel... I can only imagine the results of a possible open bar with absinthe as the featured liquor. Be careful friends, that shit made Van Gogh cut his ear off. There is a reason why the ish was illegal for a minute.

Watch This: Sally Shapiro "Love In July"

Sally Shapiro "Love In July" from the album 'My Guilty Pleasure' from Paper Bag Records on Vimeo.

Yeah, I be on that "different" ish sometimes. Sally Shapiro dropped their sophmore album My Guilty Pleasure yesterday on Paper Bag records... This is one of the singles off the release. I'll be honest with you, I never heard of Sally Shapiro before, I just loved this video and dug the song. This is some real exclusive ish too... Only 300 copies of the release were pressed.

Oh and apparently the name "Sally Shapiro" refers to both the Swedish duo, consisting of the producer Johan Agebjörn and an anonymous singer, as well as the pseudonym of the singer itself. In December 2004 Agebjörn discovered Shapiro's gentle and beautiful voice while the two were singing Christmas carols together. Gotta love it.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Watch This: Asher Roth ft Keri Hilson "She Don't Want A Man"

Definitely glad they made a video for this one, it's dope to see them put visuals to it. I have a newfound appreciation for Asher after interviewing him for my August XXL "Best of Both Worlds"interview -- he was tons of fun...

Watch This: Skyzoo Presents "Saving Our Grace" Episode One

Thank You Skyzoo for putting some actual thought into your promotional campaign. I can't tell you how much I want to see this kid win. As a journalist there are a lot of lazy, unappreciative artists out there and Sky definitely ain't one of them. The kid deserves to win.

Watch This: R.City ft. Verse Simmonds "Can I Get On?"

Like it or not these V.I. boys are shaping the sound of a lot of what is coming out of studios these days. I just wish their label would let them be the great artists they are. Put the Fuckin' Album Out already!

Go Yazzy! Method Man Talks Red Tails

Fans self looking at cast of Red Tails... I always knew Meth could make it as a serious thespian, ever since that Erykah Badu "Next Lifetime" video. Come to think of it, a lot of our favorite rapper-ternt-actors got their early breaks with Ms. Badu *coughs* Andre Benjamin *coughs* Rashid Lynn *coughs*

Young Hov ... So We Should Only Say Nice Things About Children Right?

Via TheLifeFiles

Beyonce, "Aw Shawn, look at your cute... socks"

Monday, August 24, 2009

This Weekend in Harlem: 135th Street Agency BBQ & Fish Fry

A host of Hip-Hop celebs, media and tastemakers celebrated the end of summer this past weekend at the 3rd Annual 135th Street Agency BBQ & Fish Fry in Mount Morris Park hosted by MTV’s Fonzworth Bentley, Hot 97 morning show host K. Foxx and DJ S&S.

Attendees included rappers Red Café, Ron Browz, DJ Cassidy, Papoose, Newz, Serius Jones and Saigon.

My homie DJ Profile kept everyone happy from behind the tables...

I'm pretty sure those cupcakes were made by Saptosa -- she brought some to my birthday dinner this year and they were quickly devoured!

My girls Shante and Saptosa are crazy official. Partners of the annual Harlem event included MetroPCS, Glaceau VitaminWater, Frito-Lay, Moet Hennessy, Heineken, and GoldenKrust Bakery.

Makes me miss NYC!

Listen To This: DJ Noodles Presents Jay-Z - BP3-Qual

If you're as antsy as I am for Blueprint 3 to drop -- DJ Noodles may have the perfect solution for you. A creative mix of blends, mashups and all that other stuff mixtapes don't do anymore. Check out the tracklist below:


Septemeber 11th Interlude:

Download it HERE

Good looks Noodles. Thanks Jamal!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Coming Up In New York... Black August

Don't sleep on Black August. It's a real movement.

Listen To This: Donnis Diary of An ATL Brave

Mixed by Mick Boogie & DJ Benzi... Get it HERE.

Hello Guvna... This Is 50 Festival

All these years, and 50 is still the posterchild for big arms and a wifebeater...

Am I wrong for thinking somebody was paying homage to Michael Jackson with the vitiligo like shading on the right side of the face? Just asking.

Jokes aside, shouts to the homie Peter Oasis for his dedication to keeping hip-hop "live" and direct.

I'm Late And I Don't Care...

And to think, "in high school you was the man homie".

Please somebody get Stephon, I'm getting that Mariah Carey-TRL-Ice-Cream-Cart vibe from him.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Last Night... In Atlanta: Heineken Red Star Soul Concert

I hit up Velvet Room last night to see Mickey Factz & Big Boi perform, with the homie Mick Boogie on the wheels... Comedian Kevin Hart hosted.

I got Killer Mike to talk about his favorite new rappers out of Atlanta...

And watched him get hype about the upcoming Goodie Mob reunion on September 19

And Mickey Factz spoke about performing and his thoughts on the next Freshman Class for XXL:

I probably should have asked him why he was wearing two different colored shoes

Apparently they're some shmancy new exclusive Nike joints.

Take A Pill (Freestyle) Plus Killer Mike Weighs In

Pill goes kinda hard freestyling for Baller's Eve

I caught up with Killer Mike last night at Heineken's Red Star Soul Concert about public reaction to Pill's "Trap Goin Ham" video

Killer Mike is hands down one of the five most intelligent, logical rappers out. Period.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

This Weekend in Atlanta ... I Ate Some Really Good Cupcakes

Yup. I bought a whole box. Sad part is, I got so high off the sugar from eating half of one that I completely forgot the entire box at the store. They was good though.

Oh and the ladies of C.R.E.W. represented! Tania, Barb, Tamika, Piper and Nailah all came along with me. Wouldn't Tania make a good Cami Cakes model?

Watch This: Run This Town

Finally they stopped teasing us and got right down to it. Not bad guys, kinda made me feel like I was watching 300 except no shrooms, so it wasn't quite as effective. Don't ask.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Damn Gina :) Fabolous Interview

My homegirl Gina Torres is one of the dopest video correspondents EVAR... she got all up in Fab's biz and he gave her the goods on his album, movie, son and his relationship with his baby moms.

Wayne Said...

And weed and alcohol seem to satisfy us all... LOL

Watch This: Gipp on Goodie Mob Reunion Show

Goodie Mob x Big Gipp x Sept 19th from Motion Family on Vimeo.

Can't wait!

You Lucky B*tch


I'd say no homo. But let's be honest :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Watch This: Maurice Garland Interviews Big Boi

Big Boi Speaks on the Sir Lucious Leftfoot album from on Vimeo.

My homie Maurice got the invite to come to Stankonia yesterday to hear/talk about the Sir Lucious Leftfoot album with Big Boi. I'm green with envy, but Reese has earned his honory Dungeon Family member stripes so I happy to share this with you!

Watch This: Angela Yee Makes Joe Thomas Throw In The Towel

Way to go Ang!

Heineken Red Star Soul Coming to ATL Thursday 8/20

I'm excited to see my homies Mick Boogie & Mickey Factz at this Thursday's Heineken Red Star Soul concert at Velvet Room along with the legendary Big Boi from Outkast...Heineken Red Star Soul returns in '09 with a hot new lineup on the mic, featuring heavy hitters Ludacris, T-Pain, N.E.R.D., Big Boi, T-Pain and more. Check out footage below of Ludacris tearing it up in Chicago:

Watch This: R. Keri "Number One"

Kels had a special listening for the press at his Chicago home yesterday for his 9th Studio album "Untitled",

"Number One" is the first single from "Untitled," due out September 29. An unconfirmed track listing for "Untitled" notes collaborations with Flo Rida, Ciara, Tyrese, Robin Thicke, The-Dream and Beyonce. The Beyonce track is listed as a cover of Prince's "Diamonds & Pearls."

Via Yahoo

Watch This: "Run This Town" Promo

The video might save this song's ass... can you just put it out already guys?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

We Wanna Rock With You

Come out and celebrate Michael Jackson and J.Vega's birthday with the ladies of C.R.E.W.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Watch This: Blue Scholars "Hi-808"

I love my Seattle homies and they put me on to Seattle based duo Blue Scholars so of course I gotta fux wit them too... Check the vid for "Hi-808" now playing on MTVU...

Geo of Blue Scholars provided some insight on the makings of the video on the Blue Scholars blog stating, "Earlier this year, we headed out to the old stomping grounds of Oahu, Hawaii to rock a show. We linked up with Kai Media to film a music video for HI-808, the song that inspired the rest of the OOF! EP. It was barely a week after we filmed the Coffee and Snow video, which is why we look so damn happy here."

Listen To This: K-Salaam & Beatnick

I've been crazy busy starting a non-profit (more on that later) so please forgive me for being super late posting K-Salaam & Beatnick's latest album. They are super duper dope and they do it for all the right reasons so I love them all the more for it. Download the album at IMEEM.

01. Where The Streets Have No Name Intro

02. Young Buck ft. Lil' Wayne - From The Gutter (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)

03. Bun B, Talib Kweli, & Colin Munroe - Don't Die

04. Mikkey Halsted - Chi-Town Streets (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)

05. Young Buck ft. Glasses Malone - My Zone (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)

06. U-N-I, Tabi Bonney & Haziq - Reach For The Sky (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)

07. Decisions

08. Chavito & Pabey - You Already Know (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)

09. Truck North - All The Way (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)

10. Colin Munroe ft. Young Buck - I'm Fine (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)

11. Demarco - Chasing It (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)

12. K'naan & Buckshot - In Jamaica (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)

13. Where The Streets Have No Name Outro

Listen To This: Spree Wilson Evil Angel EP

The long awaited EP from one of my favorite people on the planet Spree Wilson has finally arrived. Spree is like no other, I don't think I can say enough good things about him or his music... just know he writes, produces, plays mad instruments and helps people like Andre 3000 and Novel be the far-out rap/rock stars they are. Check out the EP art above and below.

And download HERE

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Watch This: IyaDede "Love Robot"

Straight outta Rwanda! IyaDede is never scared to take risks.

Make Noise(ttes)

um, could she be any badder possibly? love her.

This Is The Remix: "One Bud, Liberty Bell Temple"

Filmed at NJ Weedman's dispensary, "One Bud" is directed by up and coming filmmaker HAK ( performed by Tay Nati from Cincinatti, Ohio. Guess what though... that's not it. NJ Weedman is celebrating Friday, August 14 with a "Rooftop, Reefer, Reggae Leo Party." Details HERE

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Watch This: More Than A Game

This seems like a celebrity project actually worth watchin... No Frankie & Neffie.

Last Night... In Atlanta: Konsole Kingz, XBox 360 & EA Sports Hosts Madden NFL 10 Preview

Xbox 360 & EA SPORTS teamed up with the Konsole Kingz to host an exclusive preview of “Madden NFL 10,” last night in Atlanta at the W Hotel. Konsole Kingz got damn near errybody out to support -- it was like a producer convention in that bitch. Check the flix below:

Yung Joc


DJ Drama

DJ Sense

Ike Dirty

Drumma Boy

Don Cannon & Jazze Pha

XBox 360 “Madden NFL 10” will hit stores on its official release date August 14.

Free liquor and lots of testosterone = MY KIND OF PARTY

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Watch This: R.City "Hip Hop Props"

Goodie Mobb Reunites September 19

This is one show I don't plan on missing

Go DJ: Mick Boogie, Double 0 & Parler Present The Bailout

Check 'Em Out: Badu Hits The Bay w/ Mos Def & Jay Electronica

Badu hits the road w/ her baby daddy & one of the biggest baby daddies in the game. Wish I'd scheduled a visit to my bay area fam right now. September 3 @ Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. Visit Ticketmaster to cop those tix.

The Champ Is Here

Tyson has to be one of the most controversial figures in American culture.

What The Fux??? Babydoll Breastfeeding?

The Baby Glutton aka Bebe Gluton doll comes with a nipple'd out vest so your kid can practice being a well equipped babymama before she even finishes kindergarten.

Via TheLifeFiles