Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Yacht Lash| Earl Sweatshirt x Riff Raff

I’m jogging like I already won the election…

This track will appear of Harry Fraud’s upcoming EP “High Tide”. 

Word of the Week... QUALE.

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 meanings.  I’m focusing on the second one today.  Here’s the word of this week:

Quale: Noun.
1.       A sense-datum or feeling having a distinctive quality.   

Try using it in a sentence.  

Interview: CRWN| Elliott Wilson with Tyler the Creator

I’m making a living off doing hobbies…
That is the best job in the fucking world…- Tyler.

I agree.  Nothing better than doing what you love…

RESPECT Magazine editor and founder of RapRadar Elliot Wilson snagged Tyler the Creator for his latest CRWN series.  Awkwardness.. laughs…intellect.. and a closer dive into Tyler’s mind is what you can expect.  Wait… Tyler talks about “expectations” in there.. don’t have any. Lol.  Just check it out:

Part 1

Part 2

Time Warp... 2009 : Popular Demand (Popeyes) | Clipse x Camron

Circa 2009.
I went to The Life is So Exciting Tour in Baltimore on Sunday with Pusha and Fab.  I never realized how hard I fxcked with Pusha until that moment (clearly by knowing the words to mainly his entire set) BUT .. how HAM I went when he did this song.  One of those amaze tracks that slip your mind and when you hear it again.. you’re blown away like it’s the first time.  Yea… something like that. 

(Official) Full Trailer: Fast & Furious 6

If you don’t know by now… The Fast and Furious series is my FAV.  I get totally stoked each time an addition is made and always find myself buying a ticket on opening day.  This one is no different.  Excitedddd.  Check the full trailer of Fast & Furious 6 (In Theaters May 24th) after the brief synopsis from the website: 

Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of all-stars as the global blockbuster franchise built on speed races to its next continent in Fast & Furious 6. Reuniting for their most high-stakes adventure yet, fan favorites Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and Elsa Pataky are joined by badass series newcomers Luke Evans and Gina Carano.

Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian's (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete.

Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again.

Building on the worldwide blockbuster success of Fast Five and taking the action, stunts and narrative to even greater heights, Fast & Furious 6 sees director Justin Lin back behind the camera for the fourth time. He is supported by longtime producers Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel, who welcome producer Clayton Townsend back to the series

Mixtape: The Birthday Tape| Rockie Fresh

This Spaceship…
Take Lift…

I slacked on listening to this immediately and will admit .. I kinda had pre thoughts about what it would actually be.  Even after hearing dope ass Panera Bread.. I still had pre-thoughts of the final product.  However, I was wrong.  It’s not a mediocre ep.. It’s pretty fucking rad.  Not only production wise, but Rockie delivers lyrically (in a chill way of course).  The first song alone is straight bananas.  Enough to keep you captivated for the entire play.  Take a listen below:    

Cole Summer| J. Cole

 This sample was yelling loop me…
Ms. Hill please don’t sue me…

 Cole World drops another track...; Sincerity over a mean ass Lauryn Hill sample.  Gotta love this one. 

Monday, April 29, 2013

Young Nxggas| Casey Veggies x Juicy J x Billy Wes

By any means necessary…
I’mma make it happen…

Interview: Chris Brown's Dad Speaks on Rihanna & Chris; Prefers Jordin Sparks...

I personally really didn’t want him and Rihanna back together….- Clinton Brown

Chris Brown’s Dad, Clifton Brown, did a rather attention grabbing interview with the NY Daily News about his thoughts on his son’s relationships. 
 Read a few clips below:

His views about the (a) relationship:

You have to have a balance in a relationship.  You have to have someone who is spontaneous and whimsical but you also have to have someone who is grounded and logical.  Sometimes you just need that person who will listen to you without judging, who knows what it feels like.  If he talks to someone who’s not in the business they may not understand. 

On Karrueche:

I liked her a lot.  They seemed to get along terrifically.  Whenever she was around me, the quiet, meek, accommodating, respectful image is what she portrayed..

Who he prefers for Chris:

I personally liked Jordin Sparks.  She’s a wholesome young lady, very pretty. 

Motivation Mondays...

…Just tryin to live right..
But the Devil all in the way….

It’s HARD going through storms over and over… but keep pressing.  The sunshine in the end is completely worth it….
Have a great week loves… Xoxo.

Back To Black| Andre 3000 x Beyonce

We only said goodbye with words…
I died a hundred times…

After having a few snippets float around the net, we finally have the full version of the highly anticipated cover of Amy Winehouse’s (RIP) “Back to Black” from the soundtrack of movie.. The Great Gatsby.  The soundtrack will also feature a few heavy hitters such as Jay-Z, Florence & the Machine, Lana Del Ray and more which releases tomorrow.  The movie releases on May 10th.  In the meantime, listen to the track below:

Bounce | Iggy Azalea

Shake it break it...
Make it bounce..

Iggy delivers us her second single from her upcoming album, The New Classic.  She recently received a deal with Mercury UK/Island Def Jam separating her from T.I.’s Grand Hustle.  However, Iggy tweets that she will still be on the Grand Hustle compilation album and that friendships don’t need contracts.  Sweet.  Listen to her second single below.  I’m sure this will hit runway’s everywhere soon..  

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Gwyneth Paltrow Does her Best Impersonations.. (Jay-Z, Kanye, Beyonce, & More)

I thought this was pretty interesting.  Last week on The Ellen DeGeneres show, Gwyneth Paltrow did her best impersonations of a few celebrity singers/rappers; a few who just happen to be tied into her life.  She actually did a really good job.  I had no clue that she could sing J  Check it out:

Video: Smoke Again| Chance the Rapper x Ab-Soul

Lean all on the square..
That’s a fxckin rhombus. 

What I like most about this video is how it was no stuntin with sxit that folks really ain’t got.  Nxgga straight thugged it out with the Camry like what.  I so dig that… cause my Honda would’ve been sittin mad pretty all in the vid too lol.  Realness is always respected on my end... plus this is just a rad tune.. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Time Warp... 1991 : Set a Drift on a Memory Bliss | PM Dawn

Circa 1991.
This song JAMS. 

Freaks (Remix)| French Montana x DJ Khaled x Mavado x Rick Ross x Wale x Nicki Minaj....

French rounds up a few of the fellas to remix his latest popular single “Freaks”. 
 Take a listen below:

Casey Veggies x Travis Scott presents... The "PNCXX Tour"...

Casey Veggies and Travis Scott released the dates/locations for their summer PNCXX Tour.  The tour kicks off May 12th in Dallas, TX.  View more dates/locations below.  You can purchase tickets here.

ROCNATION Sports Signs Skylar Diggins of the WNBA Tulsa Shock...

Jay-Z continues to move forward with his latest venture, RocNation Sports.  This time around, he signs his third (2nd- Victor Cruz of the NY Giants) client- Skylar Diggins of the WNBA Tulsa Shock.  

 If you aren't familiar, here's a quick bio of Skylar via Life + Times.  

Congrats to her

Pod Post Thursdays....: Crazy + Chill Cosby | Niko Is


Rad artwork and a  dope video is sure to lure me in.  The still shot of this video is what grasped my curiosity.  I’m so glad I pressed play.  Not only did I love the  simplistic idea of shorty thuggin it out in the vid mouthing the lyrics, but the song rocked.  From there, I felt it necessary to research more of Niko Is.  I came across the Chill Cosby mixtape  and gave it a spin.  Actually.. quite a few.  From start to finish… dope shit.  And the Luther Vandross sample on “Stars” is fxcking amazing.  It’s only right to download this and throw it on the pod.  Check his latest visual for track “Crazy” and stream of Chill Cosby below. 

The End is Near| Ab-Soul x Mac Miller

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Video: The Fire We Make| Alicia Keys x Maxwell

The fire we make…
I can’t stay away…

Alicia releases her latest visual from Girl on Fire with the sensually geared track featuring Maxwell.  Ooh la la.  Check it out:

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mad Decent Block Party 2013

The Mad Decent Block Party has expanded this year.  More dates.. more locations.  Excited that it is coming to DC this year.  I'll keep you posted on more info as it arises.  If you're not familiar with the party.. watch the trailer of last year's below:

Word of the Week.... DELETERIOUS.

Nothing wrong with expanding your vocabulary and knowledge of words.  Who knows when you may encounter or need to use them.  Here’s the word of this week:

Deleterious: Adjective.
1.        Injurious to health. 
2.       Harmful; injurious.   

Janet seemed completely unbothered at the moment about the deleterious consequences  that could possibly result from her playing with fire.

Try using it in a sentence.  

FSWSAD| Overdoz x Problem

I wish I could fxck smoke weed and sleep all day. 

New music from Overdoz. 
I must say..I haven’t been disappointed yet. 

Q.U.E.E.N.| Janelle Monae x Erykah Badu

I will love who I am.

This can very well be Womens Empowerment Wednesdays’ on a Tuesday.  The underlying girl power behind this is incredible.  Take a listen:

Video: Columbia (Remix)| Young Scooter x Rick Ross x Birdman x Gucci Mane

 Here scooter serves up a remix to his banger ‘Columbia’.  From Rick Ross trying to do the Moonwalk to a feature from my guy ‘The Sloth’… the video offers quite a few pieces of comedy. 

This song.. whether it’s Scooter version.. or Spitta version.. brings out my alter ego.  Just zoned.  Take a look:

Sn:  word on the street is that young scooter and Gucci mane are currently cell mates in DeKalb co. jail right now. What are the odds..

Time Warp...1998 : Skew It on the Bar-B | Outkast x Raekwon

Circa 1998.
The ‘Aquemini’ album was so dope in its essence..
There was NOTHING like it when it dropped.  .

Video: We Get High| Fabolous

Stimulate your mind girl…
It’s Friday…
You ain’t got shit to do….

How did I miss this yesterday!   In lieu of “Earth Day”, Fab released his latest visual off the S.O.U.L. Tape 2 for one of my fav tracks…“We get High”.  I’m either sleepy or he slowed down the track to fit the video. 
It’s dope tho… literally. 

Video: Body Party| Ciara

My body is your party…

Ciara delivers a video for her “Body Party” single.  The video features a few cameos of ATL rappers along with her current bf, Future, playing a love interest and of course her killer dance moves.  Did anyone else peep the shameless promo of Future’s current single “Karate Chop” in the background while he’s talking to her?  Love it.  Check it out:

Monday, April 22, 2013

Call On Me| Kelis

This is what it looks like…
So don’t miss this…

New music from Kelis has hit the scenes with a ‘Coming to America’ feel.  I’m thinking this one may just be a loosie and not an official single.   Check it out:

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Video: Memories Back Then| T.I. x B.O.B. x Kendrick Lamar x Kris Stephens

She said Tip all I wanna do is feel loved….
Mr. Harris and crew bring a visual for a track that dropped a few months ago.  The song was already dope in itself.. and the visual just makes it better.  Check it out.  Also, s/o to the old classmate Kris Stephens.  We are routing for you! J

Video: Ice Cold| Rick Ross x Omarion

..South beach making love on the rooftop...

I’m not sure why the bawse is JUST dropping a vid for this, when it’s nearly a year old, but no complaints here.  It’s one of my fav cuts from God Forgives, I Don’t. 

Video: No Hook| OJ da Juiceman

I ain’t got shxt to say…
Go ahead and  call my lawyer…

I luhhhhs Juiceman.  Here’s his latest.. 
Juice World 2 available on Dat Piff.