Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Peep the new jawn from the homies Beatnick and K-Salaam. This collabo is a great combination of styles, good to see hip-hop gettin back to unity amongst artists. Dope video, dope song, 2 thumbs up gentlemen, keep bangin word to Diddy. Check out Ksalaamandbeatnick.bandcamp.com to download the album for FREE.99
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Its here ladies and gentlemen! The homie Tony Towerz mixalbum is available for free download at www.plastiksoul.com This compilation will make for a great stocking stuffer for the music lover in your life this holiday season. Give the gift of Tony Towerz. Shouts to the homie Scott Chris for puttin me on.
Friday, December 18, 2009
This is the 1st video off of the long-anticipated Stimulus Package collabo album between Freeway and Jake One. Shouts to Rik Cordero on the directing tip. Im breakin bread for this joint and I suggest you do the same, EARRRLY!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Hip Hop aint dead ya'll and videos like this are the reason why. Court Dunn directs this video from the Green Ghost project which will be dropping Feb 2nd. Excellent job sirs, Im definitely excited to hear what Pinero and Green have cooked up for us. Shout out to Vinny Idol on the track too, been a fan for while now.
Props to nahright.com
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Affion has done a lot of funny skits. I mean A LOT, but this ish right here...could be the best yet. Will some1 please give this man a show or sunting. Damn.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
So this is what the youth dem are listenin' to these days. I'm just glad they didn't do the typical greenscreen/soundstage video. Oh, and I'd much rather the kids singalong to "Go Shorty Go" on the radio than "Becky" any day.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I'm all about the live experience, so when my homie Alex put me onto the Blitz the Ambassador MTVu live sessions -- you know I was excited. I'm also super happy to see John Forte free and getting back to what he does best immediately.
Blitz the Ambassador - "Dying to Live" ft. John Forte (Complete Song): http://blitzlivesessions.bandcamp.com/
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
YAOWA! This is a snippet from the studio session where Fizzy Womack and Mr. Ortiz created a monsterous sounding record called "Like You" currently scheduled to be on Joell's Free Agent LP coming soon. This shit sounds bananas word to Gwen Stefani!
In partnership with Scratch: The Ultimate DJ and AllHipHop.com’s “Who’s The Ultimate DJ?” contest, the famous Scratch DJ Academy (Los Angeles) will be hosting auditions for the contest this Wednesday, December 9th from 6 PM – 8 PM PST. So here's your chance to enter the contest using all professional equipment in the Scratch DJ Academy lab! See below for more details and your chance to win some dope DJ equipment!
Where: Los Angeles Scratch Academy (2324 Cotner Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90064)
When: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 6 PM - 8 PM PST
The event will be judged by Mixmaster Mike & Quincy Jones III among others... Full details on Allhiphop.com
Directed by Chris Robinson.
Gotta give it up to 50 for doing this all the way -- video really helps make the song. Funny ish with Vivica slashing the tires of one Lambo as Fif rides away in the other. And props to Tahiry who looks amazing in the video.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Produced by Just Blaze... Jay Electronica is a true lyricist! Exhibit C indeed -- check the evidence:
Fuck that, call me Jay ElecHannukah
Jay ElecTramadaan Muhammad Asalaamica RasoulAllah Supana Watallah thought your monitor
My uzi still weigh a ton, check the barometer
Im hotter then the mothafuckin sun, check the thermometer...
It's been a long time coming but soon everyone will recognize. Crazy, some of my very first posts here were on Jay Electronica.
As my homie @timmhotep put it on Twitter: "Theme of the CuDi is video is "I know a lot of white girls . . . and Drake."
What do you think of the video? And why do rappers love spraying champagne on girls? They've been doing it for years!!!
As you can see from the video black does indeed crack. K-Ci, JoJo, Dalvin, Devante and the two remaining members of H-Town try to make a comeback. It's a sad day when Jo-Jo is the best looking member of the group. But let me not be superficial or overly critical. On the bright side, let's give the director some credit for all that dim lighting.
What do you think of the song? Is "Knockin Your Heels Off" too much of a knockoff of "Knockin Da Boots?"
Here it is -- the first new material from Sade in 10 years. And it's GREAT! The title track off her upcoming lp Soldier of Love
Co-produced with Mike Pela, "Soldier of Love" was written by Sade along with longtime collaborators Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman and Paul Spencer Denman. The song, featuring a pulsating and anthemic drum beat along with haunting vocals that Sade is known for, is now set to hit airwaves and will kick off the countdown for Soldier of Love. Recorded in England and set for release worldwide on February 8th, Soldier of Love marks Sade’s first studio album since the multi-platinum release of Lovers Rock in 2000.
The first single “Soldier Of Love” premiered today at 7am EST on www.sade.com.
Very dope video from Rhymefest for the single off his upcoming album "El Che". Shouts to the director Konee Rok for the socio-political cartoon montage and special effects, very nice touch sir.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Bobby Ray had a concert on Friday December 4 in Atlanta and performed his new single "Nothin on U" ft. Bruno Mars for the first time. I can't wait for the video -- I hear he'll be shooting it very soon.
Gotta give it to 50 -- after being "So Disrespectful" - to Vivica Fox she comes back to play a version of herself in his video. Money does the damndest things doesn't it?
Friday, December 4, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Lee “Scratch” Perry, one of the most important figures in the history of reggae music, will be embarking on a brief US tour this month. As an artist, songwriter, innovator, performer, creator and especially a producer, Perry has been at the forefront of reggae music since the late 50's ska movement and is considered to be the inventor of dub, reggae and the “scratch” turntable effect used by DJ's everywhere.
Perry's most recent album, the Grammy-nominated Repentance, fuses his signature style with a truly diverse collection of contemporary musical influences. Starting with a chance meeting between Perry and hyper-energetic artist/producer Andrew W.K. at SXSW in 2006, the pair formed an unthinkable friendship which led to a musical collaboration, resulting in the remarkable Repentance, Perry's 54th studio album. Guest musicians include Moby,Don Fleming, and drummer Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt!
LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY TOUR DATES
12/13/09 - Highline Ballroom - New York, NY
12/14/09 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
12/16/09 - The Star Bar - Park City, UT
12/18/09 - Independent - San Francisco, CA
12/19/09 - The New Parish of Oakland - Oakland, CA
12/20/09 - The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
This is the trailer for live sessions Blitz The Ambassador recorded in November at Royal Blue Studios in Brooklyn, a completely analog facility run by platinum engineer/producer Robert Honablue (Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Sly & the Family Stone, Leonard Bernstein, Aretha Franklin). Blitz recorded 5 songs during the session with a beefed up, 12-piece version of his Embassy Ensemble, and several special guests, including John Forte and Bajah (of the Dry Eye Crew). The recording process was documented over a series of 8 videos, which include interviews with Honablue, the special guests, Blitz himself and live footage of the songs "Kill the Radio", "Remembering the Future", "Nothing to Lose", "Dying to Live", and "Something to Believe". Watch, and look forward to seeing the rest of the videos very soon.
The homies over at Yahoo! sent out their top searches results for 2009, and who do ya think reigned supreme over the lists? Why Michael Jackson of course.
Top Searched Artists and Top Searched Terms Are posted below:
Top 10 Most Searched Music Artists on Yahoo!
1. Michael Jackson
2. Britney Spears
4. Miley Cyrus
6. Lady Gaga
7. Taylor Swift
8. Jessica Simpson
9. Mariah Carey
10. Vanessa Hudgens
Top 10 Overall Searches for 2009
1. Michael Jackson
4. Megan Fox
5. Britney Spears
7. American Idol
8. Kim Kardashian
Sorry Taylor Swift... You won everything else this year, let MJ at least have this.
Back in 1990 when I first discovered N.W.A. I'd never guess that one day Ice Cube would be making cartoons some day.
I'm guessing this is one animated series you might want to keep away from the kiddies. The DVD hits stores December 8.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
It has arrived. The all-emcompassing compilation of the lyrical works of one Mr. Freddie Gibbs entitled The Labels Tryin To Kill Me. These verses are the best of the best from 81 records that Gangsta Gibbs has released thus far. Enjoy.
Download the mixtape here
Aint this bout a bitch? For those of you with a TomTom GPS unit, you can now have Snoopy D-O double gizzle guide you to your destination like a playa. I ainteen mad atcha pimp. Cash them checks.
Shaun Boothe has this dope concept called Unauthorized Biographies where he raps important facts about the lives of great figures accompanied by extremely well-edited footage. Previous Unauthorized Bios covered details on Barack Obama, Bob Marley, James Brown and Muhammed Ali. Don't know how Diddy managed to get one so early, but he has lead quite the life now hasn't he?