Sunday, November 29, 2009

Rest In Peace Roc Raida

A.G., Sadat X & DJ Jab Honor the Memory of Roc Raida. Salute to all the hip-hop heroes who are no longer here!

ComeNGet It: B.O.B. Feat. Bruno Mars "Nothing On You"

B.O.B. feat. Bruno Mars "Nothing On You"... Come & Get It.

I love this kid. It's beautiful watching Bobby Ray take off. This song is undeniable.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Watch This: Skinny Jeans = Suspended From School

YES! Finally someone has taken a stance against the atrocity of "Mandex". Who'd thought the state of Texas would have been the 1st to chime in? Ah well....Viva La Resistance!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

2 Turntables And A Microphone - DVD available December 1 via Image Entertainment / One Village Entertainment (
Pre-order: HERE

Legendary hip-hop DJ Jason Mizell, aka Jam Master Jay, is gunned down in his Queens studio. Security tapes of the incident mysteriously disappear, the five witnesses are uncooperative and no one is talking...until now. 2 TURNTABLES AND A MICROPHONE documents the investigation of the unsolved murder of Jam Master Jay, RUN- DMC's groundbreaking DJ and producer, deftly revealing the history of hip-hop and mainstream rap along the way. Exclusive, candid interviews with 50 Cent, Ja Rule, Russell Simmons, RUN-DMC and more offer insight into Jam Master Jay's life - including information that could finally help police solve the murder that shook the music world to its core.

I'm happy they put this together... P.S. did anybody else notice the motion graphics person misspelled Lil Jon???

Listen Up: Sugatreats Radio

Yea''s another Monday, which means another edition of SUGATREATS is about to bless the airwaves of New York! Join Ohsokool and KiaStar as they broadcast live from the studios of WHCR 90.3FM - to the entire world thanks to their live internet AND video stream.

R&B, Eclectic Soul, HipHop, Classics, talk, special guests plus YOU, make for a great reason to listen to radio again. If you head to SUGATREATS.COM, you can also chat live in realtime, give shouts and or make requests. So...if your tired of the same cookie cutter radio formats, generic voiceovers, same 25 songs, fog-horn siren and applause sound effects, check out SUGATREATS starting at 8PM (EST), and 5PM (PST).

SUGATREATS = Earcandy for your listening pleasure.

Blair Waldorf Wants To Lick The Rapper

In case you have no idea what she's talking about, it turns out that Gossip Girl actress Leighton Meester is making an album -- and Lil Wayne is featured on her song "Make It Rain"... Judging from how strange she sounded saying "diggin" and "sick" I'm not sure Leighton Meester knows what making it rain actually means.

I'm a Gossip Girl fan, so it was hard looking at Leighton dressed up like one of In Living Color's "Fly Girls". What would Blair say about that outfit!

Funny or Superbad? You Tell Me

Are you a fan of Judd Apatow's movies? They are hit or miss for me, I loved Superbad but Knocked Up and Pineapple Express irked me. I like this spot though, viral marketing can be really obvious sometimes.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tipsy Tila

Hilarity... Apparently Tila's Ustream is where you want to be if you like watching fake boobies and absolute insanity.

Watch This: Lil Wayne Goes On Maury

Shouts to @taisaintboogie for passing this one along... got quite a few chuckles from this one.

Found: A Poster Child For Your Movement

Please, don't encourage your child to make Waka Flocka faces.

Watch This: J.Cole On His Own And His Favorite Debut Albums

What are your 3 favorite debut albums?

Mine are 1) Illmatic 2)Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik 3)Devin The Dude

P.S. Lately J.Cole has been a breath of fresh air. I love it that he says the politics of the game (media hijinks etc...) don't interest him at all. I feel that!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hip-Hop Appreciation: Open Your Eyes (Cover)

If you're not familiar with the Bobby Caldwell classic "Open Your Eyes" which Dilla freaked for Common's "The Light" please acquaint yourself immediately with the original and remix immediately. Many many props go to the Bol for being such a diligent student.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Watch This: Who Is Izza Kizza

The first time I saw an Izza Kizza video my first instinct was "WTF?" but looking back I feel like that wasn't fair of me to do... So we're gonna give the Izz 2 tha Kizz a second chance. I'm posting his "Who Is Izza Kizza" EPK to give the man a chance to explain himself. Here goes...

Who is Izza Kizza from Izza Kizza on Vimeo.

His video for "Ooh La La" is up from some MTVU Freshman Video Award

Izza Kizza - Ooh La La Official Video from Izza Kizza on Vimeo.

"Ooh La La" is from his Connect The Dots EP, available on iTunes now. Directed by Decon's Yoram Benz. Full length album Saturday Morning in stores Spring 2010 on Decon Records.

And I have to level with you Izza Kizza -- I hate the fact that I feel like I need acid to enjoy your videos, especially since your music doesn't sound like a good soundtrack to tripping my face off.

"Message From The Other Side: Osiris Pt. 1"

For my hardcore Wu fans ... “Message to the Other Side - Osiris Part 1” drops today. Executive produced by Allah and featuring Wu Tang Clan’s ODB, The RZA and affiliates 4th Disciple, Brooklyn Zu, Allah, Masta Killah, Free Murder and others. This record has Dirty’s family and the entire Wu-Tang Clan behind him. A bonus to this package is a DVD a 20 minute excerpt of the soon to be released film “Dirty,” a Rapumentary about ODB.

'Message To The Other Side' Tracklisting:

1. Intro
2. Reunited
3. Live On The Air Part 1
4. Dirty
5. Child Seek Em Ft: Pleaz
6. Skrilla Ft: Rza
7. Wanna Bees Ft: Pleaz
8. Black Mamba Ft: Rza & Masta Killa
9. One Shot, Two Shot Ft: Thirstin Howl The 3rd
10. Got Love For You Ft: J-Love & Meyhem Lauren
11. Interlude
12. Say NO
13. Live On The Air Part 2 Ft: Method Man
14. All Coast
15. Stomp Ft: Rza
16. Live On The Air Part 3 Ft: Rza
17. Bam Bam
18. Osirus
19. Hot Sauce FT: Timbo King
20. Fort Green Projects Ft: FreeMurder, The Rza & Shacrone
21. Destiny Ft: Lesk One

Watch This: 1st 10 Minutes Of The Carter Documentary

QD3 posted the first ten minutes of The Carter documentary tonight. So far so good, but I was surprised to learn that Lil Wayne withdrew his support for the project after the first screening. Makes you wonder what else goes down, because the beginning seems fairly mild. The documentary drops November 17th and you can order it now at

Watch This: Beyonce ft. Lady Gaga "Videophone"

I give this less than 24 hours before the dancing boys get to work on YouTube...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Try Something Different: Wildbirds & Peacedrums "My Heart"

If you like 'em you can see 'em on tour this February, supporting St. Vincent:

Wildbirds & Peacedrums supporting St. Vincent:

2/03 Victoria, BC @ Element

2/04 Vancouver, BC @ Venue

2/05 Seattle, WA @ Neumo's

2/06 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (2 shows)

2/08 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's

2/09 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey

2/10 Solano Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern

2/11 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room

2/13 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

2/15 Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck

2/16 Iowa City, IA @ The Industry

2/17 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall

2/18 Chicago, IL @ Metro

2/19 Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room

2/20 Columbus, OH @ Outland On Liberty

2/21 Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel Club

2/23 Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre

2/24 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

2/25 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church

What Kind of F*ckery Is This?

The still shot looks like a billboard for tomfoolery. Anyway it turns out LMFAO & Lil Jon made a video for "Shots".

Party time excellence.

Wacky Ads: Trojans Are Now Good "2Go"

Please esplain... Haven't condoms ALWAYS been to go? Oh I get it. These are special because the packaging is soooo discreet. Wow. Good one Trojan. Score.

Watch This: Ryan Leslie is a Yahoo!

Yahoo Presents "Sound Decisions" - Ryan Leslie Doc from Ryan Leslie on Vimeo.

But nah for real. I Fux Wit R.Les... heavy! That first album was AMAZING. What do I love to say? Nothing better than an intelligent, talented young brother.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Watch This: Travis Barker's rendition of "Forever"

At this point its well known that Travis Barker is the undisputed king of remixes (sorry @iamdiddy) but in my opinion this is easily one of the best.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Watch This: Pac Div "Whiplash"

Pac Div drops another one off their Church League Champions mixtape. Watching them I always feel like I'm back in '93 again, like hip-hop still has the right kind of youthful energy and intelligence. Things put back in their proper perspective... Whip that E. Go 'head now.

I like how it switches up at the end too -- it goes from a sunny day to a downright somber night.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Freeway x Jake One x Don Cannon: The Beat Made Me Do It

The bol Philly Freezer has hooked up with the bol Don Cannon and the homie Jake One to give us some good ol soulful hiphop in a neat lil package called The Beat Made Me Do It. Free has always been a favorite of mine, and I know with Jake supplying the tracks this is a must have. Click here to download. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Sammy look like he died a month ago. Why does his wife look like she smell shit? LMFAO

Watch This: Just Blaze x Hyper Crush x Pepsi DJs "Ultimate Refresh"

Pepsi is out to show the world that nobody "refreshes" the same way. Here is a video of Just Blaze, Chester French, LMFAO, and Hyper Crush gettin their "refresh" on.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Snoop Dogg Releases The Tracklisting for Malice N Wonderland

Snoop D-O double-gizzle has released the tracklisting to his upcoming album Malice N Wonderland hitting shelves December 8th. Lookin forward to what Uncle got his nephews and nieces.

1. Intro
2. I Wanna Rock (produced by Scoop DeVille)
3. 2 Minute Warning (produced by Terrace Martin)
4. 1800 (feat. Lil Jon) (produced by Lil Jon)
5. Different Languages (feat. Jazmine Sullivan) (produced by Teddy Riley and Scoop DeVille, co-produced by PMG)
6. Gangsta Luv (feat. The-Dream) (produced by The-Dream and Tricky)
7. Pronto (feat. Soulja Boy) (produced by B-Don, co-produced by Super Ced)
8. That’s Tha Homie (produced by Danja)
9. Upside Down (feat. Problem & Nipsey Hussle) (produced by Terrace Martin, co-produced by Jason Martin)
10. Secrets (feat. Kokane) (produced by Battlecat)
11. Pimpin Ain’t EZ (feat. R. Kelly) (produced by Nottz)
12. Luv Drunk (feat. The-Dream) (produced by The-Dream and Tricky)
13. Special (feat. Brandy & Pharrell) (produced by Neptunes)
14. Outro

Watch This: Infrared Fart

Just becasue its crude and immature doesnt mean its not funny. Lol!

Hot Chocolate: Ciara Gets Some "Work"

With her "Fantasy Ride" album sales doing not so hot, it's good to see Ciara still getting a paycheck in the recession... Right?

HARD... Rihanna Goes Bareback

I'm loving Rihanna's second single "Hard" featuring Young Jeezy, but I'm undecided on her decision to sex it up for the cover art. No hate, because Rihanna is one hot beezy -- but I don't know if this is the best look right now. Check out the song below

UZI Does It! Get Busy L.A.

Come listen to 'Uzi Does It' Tuesday, November 10th at ZUNE LA located 8275 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles from 7-10pm.

Get Busy Committee features Ryu (Styles of Beyond, Fort Minor), Apathy (Demigodz, Army of Pharaohs) and producer Scoop Deville, known for his work recently with Snoop Dogg, The Game, Clipse, and many others. Scoop, who is the son of rapper Kid Frost, also lends verses to half the songs on the album.

Get Busy Committee have collected fans across the board with fans ranging from Mike Shinoda to Rob Dyrdek to Snoop Dogg raving about the new album.

If you haven't checked out Get Busy Committee, please do so at

In addition to listening to the new album, music will also be provided by DJ Cheapshot.

Watch This: GLC Previews New Music and Speaks on the UK

1st lemme start out by shouting out the homie Kei and her site Governed By Loyalty. This past weekend I was able to meet and spend sometime talking to the homie GLC (real good dude), this is footage of us in the stu along with Sean Falyon and The Weathermen. It was def a good weekend for hip hop

Watch This: Robin Thicke & Jay-Z Making "Meiple"

Gotta love that studio magic. I interviewed Robin last year and he and his production produce almost everything he does. Robin Thicke’s album Sex Therapy is in stores December 15

Monday, November 9, 2009

Go See Nneka!

If you're in NYC go see her tonight at Joe's Pub... For other cities check her tour schedule below!

How cool is it that she's getting her own J.Period mixtape? I'm jelly.

Oops, Looky What I Found

It seems there was one last Just Blaze/Alchemist Big Tune Exhibition video left in the vault. Check it out:

Watch This: Taylor Swift Kicks A** On SNL

I've been really fighting the urge to like Taylor Swift... but I can't fight it anymore. She's won me over. Gotta love the "swift" kick in the nuts to the ex-boyfriend in her "Monologue Song (La La La)".

Watch This: Something for my Mad Men Fans

Milk Men - A Mad Men Parody

The music is perfect... my favorite moment @ 1:44 !!! Oh yes milk does the body good. Haha.

Watch This: Sean Falyon Be Everywhere


I believe in Sean Falyon. You should too.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Watch This: BlakRoc feat. Mos Def and Jim Jones "Aint Nothin Like You"

Blakroc: Ain't Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo) Ft. Mos Def and Jim Jones from Jonah Schwartz on Vimeo.

Dame Dash is clearly a man out to prove a point. Not by making "another Hov" but by bringing us another talented act that makes dope music. His collaboration with The Black Keys to form BlakRoc seems to be a great start. The video is pretty simple but effective nonetheless, I Fux Wit It. "ITS THE ROC YOU BASTARDS!!" ('member them days? smh)

For Your Viewing Pleasure: Low Rider Mag x Rosa Acosta

Might as well enjoy her moment in the spotlight. Im sure her replacement is right around the corner. But until thennnnnnn...

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Watch This: QD3 Presents "The Carter" Lil Wayne Documentary

“The Carter” premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews and features an intimate and in-depth look into the public and private life of Lil Wayne - showcasing his most personal moments and giving audiences a peak at Wayne in a way that they have never seen him before.

Director: Adam Bhala Lough

Executive Producers: Quincy “QD3” Jones III, Jared Freedman, Joshua Krause

Release Date: November 17, 2009

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Preorder it:

More clips below:

Friday, November 6, 2009

They Are The Champions... The Yankees, Mary J.Blige, Hov & A. Keys

Nine-time Grammy-winning Mary J. Blige gave the nation chills when she sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, when the New York Yankees won their historic 27th World Series title over the Philadelphia Phillies. Watch below:

Blige’s ninth album Stronger will be in stores in December.

As a bonus I'm also posting footage from Jay-Z and Alicia Key's Yankee Stadium performance.

Listen To This: Pill "Hear Somebody Comin"

With a little over a week until "4075: The Refill" hits the net, Pill & the Educated Villains fam decided to leak a track off the upcoming mixtape -- "Hear Somebody Comin'" prdocued by Tha Bizness (shouts to Henny & Dow!)

“4075: The Refill,” drops on November 17th with Evil Empire and DJ Skee.

[Download - Hear Somebody Comin']

UPDATE: A 2nd Leak has just dropped. Get "Afro Sheen" HERE
“4075: The Refill” will be available here at The Educated Villains and at Pill’s House on November 17th. You can also download his first mixtape for free at

Photo Credit: Diwang Valdez

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Watch This: Diz Gibran ft. BJ the Chicago Kid "Truly Yours"

Diz Gibran- "Truly Yours" Ft. BJ The Chicago Kid from The Brolly Group on Vimeo.

The long awaited first video from the critically acclaimed album "Soon You'll Understand" Presented by Crooks & Castles and produced entirely by Moonshine.

Directed by Jerome D. for The Top Shelf Company

Download "Soon You'll Understand" for free at

Me being me, I also wanted to put a little spin on this one. You see that painting at the beginning of Diz's parents? Well I happen to be EXTREMELY jealous of their art collection. That Diz is so talented and artistic should come as no surprise, seeing as how his folks have incredible taste and know the value of culture. Check out this video of Diz's mom talking about The Kinsey Collection below:

Awesome right? Diz is your mom as cool as she seems?

Watch This: Alchemist & Just Blaze Battle It Out

Tuesday night at Opera was a night I'll never forget. I went to support my homies from the RedBull BigTune team -- J.Moore, DV One, Jake One & Vitamin D -- since they were in town. Watching the up and coming producers battle it out is pretty funny -- a lot of them do little dances and stuff -- but what got me really excited was seeing the exhibition rounds where Tha Bizness and Denaun Porter showed off their hit songs and then Alchemist & Just Blaze went head to head in an amazing showdown. I shot most of the battle so I could share it with you -- one of the videos is super blurry but the rest seem to have turned out pretty well. This is the stuff that makes me love my life. I live for nights like these.

And there you have it. Sorry it's not always clear and it's sometimes shaky but film isn't my area of expertise just yet :). Hope you enjoyed.

DJ Center @ APT

Don't sleep -- the DJ Center experience is like no other. If I was still in NYC I'd be there. *sheds a tear* If you go stop by the booth and tell Center I said play some Outkast!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Watch This: Phil Ade "Hollywood"

premiered Phil Ade's "Hollywood" video. The track comes from his "Starting on JV" mixtape. The kid is nice -- and fellow DMV rapper Tabi Bonney directed the video.

Watch This: Young Dro ft Yung LA "I Don't Know Y'all"

Young Dro ft. Yung LA "I Don't Know Y'all" from Janee Bolden on Vimeo.

Shouts to my patna dem Gabriel Hart for directing a video that's actually innovative. Not much of that going around. Peep the cameos from Mike Epps, Lil Duval & Rich Kidz

Watch This: A Baby Cuts a Lil Rug...

This baby moves better than some of these drunk and hot girls in the club...smh. Im pretty sure you'll be laughin at this 1 for a while. Thank me later, word to Aubrey Graham.

Watch This: Freddie Gibbs "Boxframe Cadillac"

Freddie Gibbs "Boxframe Cadillac" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

Word to Yours Truly

Monday, November 2, 2009

Watch This: ItsTheReal- "Jay and the Beans Talk"

Jay and the Beans Talk from jeff on Vimeo.

This. Is. Hilarious. Peep Leslie's beard...*dead* Shoutout to the Rosenthals

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Watch This: Redman feat Ready Roc "Coc Back"

Some good ol fashioned hiphop sponsored by Reggie Noble. Love how the energy in the track matches the energy in the video, shoutout to Clifton Bell and the aforementioned Mr. Noble who both directed this jawn.