Monday, December 31, 2012

YouTube....Best of 2012

Thanks to my randomness and my inbox receiving randomness lol, I was able to have endless laughs throughout the entire year thanks to YouTube.  I didn’t list many.. but here are a few of my faves from this year.  Enjoy !

The Votes are In: Top 5 Albums of 2012?

The year's almost over!  Apart of the annual tradition, I took the liberty of asking my fellow counterparts a survey of what they thought were the Top 5 Albums of the 2012 year.  I was overwhelmed (in a good way) with the responses I received.  Some did not only submit albums... but they also submitted songs AND mixtapes.  This year was definitely a great year for music.  I must say.. this list is more diverse than last year's.  Check out the responses after the jump!: 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Mixtape: 3 Piece Set| Curren$y (Prod. by Thelonius Martin)

Closed Session...
Open Sunroof....

I'm convinced only Spitta can do things of this nature.  Drop a 3 song mix tape and still have everyone go nuts for it.  He always delivers.  Sip some egg nog... elevate.. and enjoy. 

Motivation Mondays...Christmas Eve Edition..

These three words...
Always kindle...
An aching heart to smile inside...

Let's not forget those who are less fortunate... whether that be lack of family..lack of finances.. lack of love.  The tiniest gesture can mean the world to someone else.  Give Love.  

Video: LongLiveAsap| Asap Rocky

Who says.. 
you can't live forever..?

As I finished hiding under a rock yesterday..I just happened to turn to MTV Jams and wham..I see ASAP made a vid for his new album title track, LongLiveAsap.  VERY different.. and dope to say the least.  Although (disappointingly) his new album leaked already, still look out for it to drop in stores January 15th.  Peep his latest below:

Video: Beyonce..Carmelo Anthony..Jennifer Aniston & More "Demand a Plan to End Gun Violence"...

How many more?....

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

ASAP Rocky Chops it up with the Breakfast Club...

That ain’t no damn dress!
What’s wrong with people??

Is that bottle of Belve’ for decoration??
ASAP Rocky stopped by The Breakfast Club yesterday to politic and catch a few laughs with the crew.  Rocky discusses his “High Fashion” style, upcoming debut album, pleading guilty to attempted grand larceny, and what happened AFTER he grabbed Rihanna’s butt on the Video Music Awards….   

Sn: This guy has the most perfect set of teeth…

Women's Empowerment Wednesdays...

It’s been a while.. I’m not who I was before
You look surprised, your words don’t burn me anymore
Been meaning to tell you, but I guess it’s clear to see
Don’t be mad, it’s just the brand new kind of me
Can’t be bad, I found a brand new kind of free

Careful with your ego, he’s the one that we should blame
Had to grab my heart back
God knows something had to change
I thought that you’d be happy
I found the one thing I need, why you mad?
It’s just the brand new kind of me…

It took a long time to get here
It took a brave, brave girl to try
It took one too many excuses, one too many lies
Don’t be surprised.. don’t be surprised..

Mixtape: The Notorious B.I.G. x Cookin Soul| Ready for Xmas

Hip Hop embraces Christmas more and more by the day this year.  This week.. Cookin Soul and DJ Whoo Kid present “Ready for Xmas”… a blend of BIG’s acapella verses over Christmas inspired instrumentals.  Definitely something to bump over the holidays.  Check the tracklisting and listen to the tunes after the jump..

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Video: Nardwuar x MellowHype

Odd Future's seperate duo Left Brain and Hodgy Beats, also known as MellowHype, get a visit from the infamous Nardwuar while in Vancouver.  
These guys... lls.   

Boss Lady (Woman on Top) | Iggy Azalea

Crazy money
Insane asylum...
....Where the pounds at??
No trending topic..

The lovely and slept on Iggy Azalea previews a new one from an upcoming compilation mixtape, Women on Top.   Only dopeness with a title like that....

Bawdy| Miguel

Invite all your girlfriends..
Throw a slumber party…

While fans continue to bump Kaleidoscope Dream like it just dropped yesterday, Miguel throws an unreleased freebie to the masses.  I really like this one.  Def shoulda made the album cut.  Check it out after the jump:

Video: King Wizard| Kid Cudi

I push the lames aside…
…They’ll never take me alive… King Wizard

As Cudi prepares for his 3rd album, he releases a dolo video (in which he directed himself) for his single.. King Wizard. 

Word of the Week...Dalliance

Nothing wrong with expanding your vocabulary and knowledge of words.  Who knows when you may encounter or need to use them.  This word has two completely different noun meanings .  I’ll focus on the 2nd  meaning instead.  Here’s the word of this week:

Dalliance: Noun
1.  NOUN- A trifling away of time; dawdling.  
 2.  NOUN- amorous toying; flirtation.

The husband felt extreme humiliation as everyone at the party noticed the dalliance between his wife and best friend.     

Monday, December 17, 2012

Motivation Mondays...

Wake up world before it’s too late…
It’s time for love to conquer hate…

We’d better catch ourselves before we fall…

Does anybody out there even care……..

The change starts with You.

Internet Randomness: LeBron Pops a Molly & Sweats for 5 minutes..

Popped a molly I'm sweatin...

Probably the most infamous line from Trinidad James, "All Gold Everything", track.  People love to send me the most random videos you can find on YouTube. lls.  I swear that was one of the best things created.  This video was sent courtesy of Kent.  If you actually watch the entire 5 minutes of this.. you're a devoted person lol.  Peep the vid someone created in their spare totally random 

Video: Storytime with Big Boi.... How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Big Boi from the Mighty Mighty "O" (Outkast) decides to show a little holiday spirit by channeling his inner Mr. Rogers with a pair of Bordeaux to read "How the Grinch Stole Christmas".  He throws a little twist in there after a while to spruce things up a bit.  Anything for the kids...

Video: Take it| LL Cool J x Joe

These quality masterpieces are hard to find..

LL releases a new track, from what would be his FOURTEENTH studio album, featuring Joe.  Gotta love the old school feel.

RHOA's Porsha Stewart stops by the Breakfast Club. Talks Kenya Moore beef, Gay rumors about her husband and more...

Age would not have been an issue...
until she started calling me a "little girl"..

That'll do it.  I am in LOVE with this season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA).  It has surely become one of my guilty pleasures.  To do a recap.. last night's episode circulated towards the end with Ms. Stewart.. wife of retired NFL Steelers quarterback.. Kordell Stewart.  Her and Kenya Moore seemed to have a HUGE disagreement in which I feel was escalated way too far by Kenya for insecure reasons.  Any whom.. what perfect time, after all that drama last night, for the Breakfast Club to pick her up for an interview.  

If you saw the episode last night... whose side are you on?

Video: Odd Future gets into a brawl with fan onstage

How shocking? (sarcasm).  You can always expect to see wild things at an OF concert.  In this particular one in San Antonio recently, allegedly a fan jumps on stage not to OF’s liking and they proceed to act up.  It’s not the best footage.. but you’re able to tell what’s going on.  Hilarious if you noticed the standard one thing I noticed.  Even better if you forgot all about the fight once they dropped “Bxtch Sxck Dick”.  Peep the footage below:

Karrueche Tran takes 'The Kill' to Paris...

Things in the media haven’t been so great Ms. Karrueche Tran, who seemed to get the short end of the stick in the dramatic Chris Brown/ Rihanna love triangle .  With such negativity, Karrueche seems to show no signs of letting it consume her life.  Not only is she still spotted with the gorgeous smile from ear to ear here and there, she is continuing to press forward with the promotion of her clothing line, “The Kill” … in which once upon a time Chris modeled for.  Hot mag “Da Vibe” over in Paris gives us a sneak peak of what’s to come during a photo shoot there.  The Kill” was set to release on 12/12/12 but unfortunately was not for disclosed reasons. 

Patience is a virtue. I hate to say it but we've postponed the launch date. I will not put anything out that isn't 100. Sorry Guys.  via Karrueche Twitter.

I’ll keep you posted as things update..

Video: Guap| Big Sean

This song still hasn’t grown on me yet.  It was refreshing, however, to see Sean display his slice of humble pie with this vid instead of the suspected via the title.  Not only does he film the video in his hometown, Detroit, but he also features folks who have been around in his life way before the fame.  It’s cool to see celebs going back to their roots.  Looks like they all had a ball.   

Video: End of the Line| Cassie

We just crossed the finish line….

Photos floated around (obviously from scenes from this video) months ago.  Personally, I thought it was from a photo shoot.  It wasn't until a few days ago that Cassie surprised fans with a visual for her new track.  Cass has hinted around towards a new album via her twitter, but no dates have been released yet.  Check her out after the jump as she does a solo dolo in the desert for soft beat track.. End of the Line”.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Complex Mag presents.." 25 Things Everyone Thinks About Hip-Hop (But Nobody Will Say)

"When he around.. I be quiet... but when he leave.. I be talkin again.."- Chris Tucker

The holmes Loaf sent this to me yesterday and I was anxious to see what they came up with.  I was not disappointed.  This is exactly why I fux with Complex Mag.  They always keeps it trill.  I get in these debates with people ALL the time and half the shit no one wants to admit (specifically with their #1 on the list).  I’m glad a major brand like Complex could reach to the masses and call ppl out on their bluff.  Take a journey through 25 Things Everyone Thinks about Hip Hop (but Nobody will Say) where you’ll have a few laughs.. a few disagreements… a few head nods.. but ultimately.. an entertaining read.  Start HERE.

Video: Jay-Z hosts D'usse' Launch Party @ LIV

I see I said…
Jealousy I said…

Jay-z  hosted a launch party for D’USSE’, his Cognac, at one of Miami’s most exclusive clubs.. Club LIV.  This was definitely a star-studded event.  I’m sure it cost regulars a GRIP to get in there.  Shit.. it’s crazy to get in there on a normal night.  Nevertheless… it looks like everyone had a ball.  Here’s a brief recap of the event :

Sn:  I’ve had D’usse’ before.  It’s potent.  Worth the funds…

s.o to AshO.

Video: Mula| Big Sean x French Montana

Ain’t nothin’ more important than the Mula!!

I was just talking about this yesterday and Voila!  Sean Don releases a visual for my fav track off his mixtape Detroit”.  I like that he took a different approach with this rather just tossing money around.  I still wanna know how he got down from that chandelier.  Peep the vid below:

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Pod Post Thursdays: Perfection | Submotion Orchestra ("Beauty"/Fabolous Sample)


A thousand pieces
In a Jigsaw of beautiful mistakes…

I can listen to the “Beauty” track off Fab’s The Soul Tape 2.. over and over again.. solely for the sample.  It is amazing to me.  Therefore, research was done.  To my amazement, the sample is even more breathtaking than the revamp.  Thought I’d share with you all.  This should definitely be thrown on the pod.  You can catch the sample beginning around the 2:25mark.   

Here’s Fab’s version featuring Wale. 

Video: ASAP Rocky debuts new track off LongLiveAsap.

I ain’t kiddin..
Hide yo Kittens…

As fans wait patiently for Rocky’s debut album, LongLiveAsap, to drop.. he took it to MTV RapFlix to debut the first track off the album during his performance to give them a quick teaser... 

Video: For the Love| Fabolous ..

I got a thing for women
I like em misbehaving..

Not one of my faves on The Soul Tape 2, but a favorite amongst others.  Fab releases his first visual for the dope mixtape featuring  one of Fine Ass Girls models', Mercede. 

Stack It Up| Jim Jones

Raise ya hand..
Take a toast wit em…

Jim Jones takes a stab at  another Rihanna track.  This time he adds a verse to her rumored 2nd single from, Unapologetic, Pour It Up.

Video: Represented| Metta World Peace

I be talkin to myself
Cause I don’t know what I be sayin half of the time

Los Angeles Lakers small forward, Metta World Peace (formally known as Ron Artest) drops a new track.  This takes me back to the days of Shaq and his albums…*blankstare

Video: Kanye performs at Hurrican Sandy 12-12-12 Relief Concert..

I know Spike Lee gon kill me
But lemme finish…

Several  and random channels last night broadcasted the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Relief concert from 7:30PM- 12AM, which was held to raise those for the victims of the devastating hurricane that occurred a few months ago.  Major names of Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys and the genius Mr. West were among the performers just to name a few.  Many on my twitter TL made a big deal about Ye’ wearing a kilt during his performance which surprised me because he has been doing that since LAST year during the Watch the Throne tour.  It’s nothing new for him at all.  It may have been just me, but it seems Ye’ mind was somewhere else while performing.  Idk.  Nevertheless, eyes were glued to the tube.  Check his performance out below:

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wildside | T.I. x Asap Rocky

Smokin weed…
Ridin Chrome…

Another leak from T.I.’s upcoming album, Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head.  I’ve noticed T.I. has some major artists on this album.  This time around is a track with ASAP Rocky.  I don’t know how I feel about this one yet.  Might have to play it through actual speakers (rather than laptop ones) to make a determination.  Nevertheless, check it out for yourself

"Man Beard Lotion" Infomercial ..starring Freeway

What’s up muthafxckas..
This is Freeway..
And this is my beard…

The comedy.  I have no words at the moment lol.  Peep the vid below:

s.o. to AshO.

Only 1| Ab-Soul

I ain’t the black lip bastard
no more..
I’m more mature..
Call me the black lip pastor..
I walk on holy water…

O_O Soul ain’t playin huh?  He released a new track yesterday, produced by Willie B., to the fans delight.  I’m sure you all will dig it too.  #Soul-loHo.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Who Shot Ya (Freestyle)| Raekwon

They ask me if I eat..
I be huntin out here…

The Chef takes us back to 90s as he drops a freestyle over BIG’s classic track “Who Shot Ya”.  Who ready for a Wu reunion tour? 

Word of the Week.... Brood.

Nothing wrong with expanding your vocabulary and knowledge of words.  Who knows when you may encounter or need to use them.  This word has two completely different meanings when used as a noun or a verb.  I’ll focus on the verb usage instead.  Here’s the word of this week:

BROOD: Noun| Verb.
1.  NOUN- A number of young produced or hatched at one time; a family of offspring or young.   
 2.  VERB- to worry persistently or moodily about; ponder.     

The employee brooded the results of her interview that would be released in 24 hours for she was extremely anxious to receive the promotion.   

Video: Ride With Em| Juicy J x Lola Monroe

Loyalty, we live by
..and respect is what we die for…

Juicy and my girl Lola Monroe keep it "Taylored" as they release a new hot one (track & beat) via Worldstar. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Video: Extremely Blessed| 2 Chainz x The Dream

I know you gotta go..
The DJ’s calling you to the stage…

The post for this video was originally on 11/13/2012.  However, it never made it to airwaves because the video was stripped from the net within hours.  It's officially now officially released in full.
The beginning of this video intrigued me alone.  Nice story line.    I’m sure several can relate.  Check it out:

Murder| The Game x Scarface x Kendrick Lamar

You really think Elvis Presley committed suicide?  I don’t…

The samples!  I’ve been so mesmerized by the Game’s music these past few weeks.  Allegedly, this was set to be on the album, Jesus Piece (which officially drops tomorrow), but didn’t make sample clearances.  Glad he shared it with us anyway.  Ridin Music

Draya Michele launches "Fine Ass Girls"...

The boys like us...
The girls love us...

Basketball Wives” star Draya Michele has been promoting FAGS.. Fine Ass Girls… for the past few weeks like crazy ( actually more than her current line swimwear line Mint Swim) with no sign of stopping.  From Instagram to Twitter, Draya has posted several blurbs and photos of the items set to come.  12-10-12 (Today) was the set release date, but when visiting the site.. I was still unable to enter.  I’m not sure if you all are having the same problem.  Either way… here’s a little teaser of what’s to come..