Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Time Warp... 2004 : Get Back | Ludacris

Circa 2004.
Luda’s VH1 Behind the Music came on Sunday. It was def one of the good ones. It reminded me tho of how many hits this man had… both single and album tracks. This was one of them…

Video: Everybody's Something| Chance the Rapper

Both my parents was black…
But they saw it fit that I talk right…

I had the pleasure of seeing him live a few weeks ago and let me say.. his energy is off the chain. Check out his latest, more contemplative, video from ‘Acid Rap’.      

Related Post: Mixtape- Acid Rap| Chance the Rapper

Solange Knowles- Uncapped @ Brooklyn Laundromat...

The second installment of Vitamin Water and FADER #uncapped series, stars the solo-angel herself…Solange Knowles.      Creatively, the ‘invite only’ show was held at Atlantic Super Wash Laundromat in Brooklyn; but you wouldn’t be able to tell with its converting to a neon light stage.  I think this is so cool @ whomever came up with the idea. Check out a few snap shots and videos of her performance below:

Video: Take Back the Night| Justin Timberlake

I really like this song. New music from Mr. Timberlake. The 20/20 Experience Pt. 2 in stores September 30th.

Word of the Week.... SEDULOUS.

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:

SEDULOUS: Adjective.
1. Diligent in application or attention; persevering; assiduous.
2. Persistently or carefully maintained

Try using it in a sentence.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Fire| Big Sean

This production is Fire.  No pun intended. 
Hall of Fame  in stores Aug 27th. 

Jay-Z's "Picasso Baby" HBO Trailer...

This is a bit more intimate…
So you can feel the energy of the people…

This man's marketing skills are incredible..
Friday, August 2, 2013. 
11PM.  Be there.

Motivation Mondays...

The Snake. The Rat. The Cat. The Dog. 
How you gonna see ‘em if you living in the fog?

Pay attention to your company… you’ll soon decipher who really has you in their BEST interest.  Have a great and safe week loves.  Xoxo. 

DJ Khaled REALLY likes Nicki Minaj...

***UPDATE: Nicki's response added...

I can take care of her..

“I’m at a point in my career…I’m not a young boy no more..I just had to be honest.  I always liked her”   

A few days ago, Khaled had the net waves going crazyyy after he decided to confess his love and propose to Nicki Minaj on MTV News.  Now while it was the sweetest thing I’ve seen, and took huge cahones, folk didn’t know whether to take Khaled serious.  He quickly shut that down on this interview below letting everyone know he is DEAD serious.  I mean, as a woman, I can tell from the man’s voice and the way he’s talking about her that he’s FORREAL. 

On the flipside,

Friday, July 26, 2013

A- Wax| Stalley

They all killin for me…
So don’t let em get the dumpin …

.  New jam from Stalley.
 Honest Cowboy mixtape out August 8th

Previous Post:  Raise Your Weapons| Stalley

Trailer- Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story

The long awaited trailer for the upcoming VH1 TLC Biopic has finally hit the waves.  I was in awe.  They really have their characters down packed… not to mention the crazy resemblance.  This is going to be good!  The movie is set to air in October.  Until then…check out the trailer!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

No Wrong, No Right| Terrace Martin x Robert Glasper x James Fauntleroy

Love don’t hurt…
But emotions do…
I tried to keep it cool…
Shoulda kept it movin…

Shit.  This took me to a place I didn’t wanna go. 
3ChordFold LP out August 13th….     

Previous Post:  We Fly| Terrace Martin x Teedra Moses x Snoop Dogg

Sneak Diss? .. Frank Ocean Shares his Personal Lyrics to "Versace"

Ocean shared his version of the club banger "Versace" .  Some think it's a diss to Chris Brown... I just think it's dope shit.  Check it out below.  I hope he releases an audio version soon...

Previous Post:  Frank Ocean Premieres New Music

Video: Show You| Tyga x Future

I’mma be there in a minute…
Drop that towel down…
It’s going down…

Hotel California in stores now.     

Video: Twerk It| Busta Rhymes x Nicki Minaj

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Word of the Week... IMPUDENT.

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.  Let's focus on the second one.  Here’s the word of this week:

Impudent: Adjective.
2.        Shameless or brazenly inmodest.        

Try using it in a sentence.  

Big Apple Don't Chew| TiRon x Ayomari

Don’t you see em envy…
Don’t you want it now?…

It’s no denying these two make incredible music together.  Check out a new ‘Paid in Full’ geared track  from the duo below:   

Previous Post:  The Wonderful Prelude (Part 2) EP| TiRon x Ayomari

Time Warp... 2009 : Love is a Losing Game | Amy Winehouse

Circa 2009.
Today marks two years.  *Sigh.  Another brilliant artist gone too soon.  R.I.P Ms. Winehouse. 

Interview: Earl Sweatshirt Uncapped

Miss Info:  You’re such like a level headed guy
Earl:  No, I’m pretty ridiculous…

These teases ofBurgundyare killing me softly.  I’m ready for the album version already!  Anywho, watch Earl discuss his upcoming album Doris, his stress reliever, thoughts on MCHG and more including brief intermissions of his performance via Vitamin Water & FADER. 

Previous Post: Video- Hive| Earl Sweatshirt x Casey Veggies x Vince Staples

Trillectro 2013 FULL Line- Up Announced...

Welp TRILLseekers... it's finally here... the full line-up to Trillectro 2013!  

$30- $100 @ ticketfly.com

For more information visit:  Trillectro.com
Hope to see you all there!
Related Post:  Trillectro 2012

Video: I Am Who Am (Killin' Time)| Mac Miller x Niki Randa

Your aura…
Is something you ain’t even sure of…

Watching Movies With The Sound Off in stores now. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Shut Up| Trinidad James x Travis Scott

Security let me through..
before I act a fool...

Related Post: Killer$| Currensy x Trinidad James

Jhene Aiko talks 'Sail Out' EP, Alter Egos + debuts new track 'Bed Peace'

'Sail Out' is a happy medium between 'Sailing Souls' and 'Souled Out'....

The lovely Ms. Aiko sits down with the Rap-Up to discuss her new music, features, her alter ego and zodiac signs.  Watch below. 

She has done it again.  Her songwriting is so relatable.  Watch as she performs her latest track 'Bed Peace'..effortlessly, below:

Video: I Don't Like Me| K. Michelle

I don't feel so pretty today....

This is a deep one.  K tackles the issue of low self esteem and insecurity in this video over powerful track, I Don't Like Me.  Check it out:

Previous Post: Video- V.S.O.P| K. Michelle

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Video: Hive| Earl Sweatshirt x Casey Veggies x Vince Staples

Lighter fluid for the matchbox...

New visual/track from Earl's highly anticipated upcoming album, Doris, slate for release on August 20th.  I'm so ready.  Vince flows over this track like water.. seriously.  Check it out below::

Jay-Z talks Argument w/ Kanye over "Oceans"+ "Holy Grail"...

Interview:  BBC Radio 1
Creditor: theLIFEfiles
Very interesting. I honestly must say, I think that these fit perfect on MCHG.  Considering the final project of them both, these tracks wouldn't have fit well with the "feel" of Watch the Throne.  I'm glad it turned out this way.  If you haven't heard the awesome MCHG album or any of these tracks, take a listen to 'Oceans' below featuring Frank Ocean.  Deep.

Checking In...

Hey loves...
You know I always check in when a few days go by and I don't post.  It felt good to have folk hit me yesterday asking about posts..I appreciate the love and support more than I can say.  However... I'm on vacation still at the moment and all my attention is directed towards savoring the days.  It was very much needed.  I'm still laying in bed lol and decided to post a few before I headed out.  Hope you guys had an awesome weekend.  Have a great week.  Talk to you soon.  Xoxo. 

Video: Shabba| ASAP Ferg x ASAP Rocky

Previous Post: Video- Work (Remix)| ASAP Ferg x ASAP Rocky x French Montana x Trinidad James x Schoolboy Q

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Pod Post Thursdays: Back to Love | Bobby V.


I’mma make it worth your while…
I’mma go the extra mile…

While Bobby V may have fell off the scene for a while (for lack of a better phrase) and resurfaced on LHHATL with strippers o_o…It’s still no denying how hard his first two albums CRANKED. I was hesitant on listening to this at first, BUT I’m so glad I did. Bobby has went back to his roots.. his real LOVE music.. with this jazzy new track. And that song at the 4:39 mark… Bananas. I can’t wait to hear more.

Previous Post: Video- Put it In| Bobby V. x K. Michelle

6 Hours of 'Picasso Baby'...starring Jay-Z

Who you know like Hov?
Jay does the unthinkable (again) and decided yesterday afternoon, to hold a live performance at Pace Gallery in NYC. The curve to this is... he performed 'Picasso Baby', a track off of his new album Magna Carta Holy Grail, 6 hours straight. SIX whole hours. Ultimately, it is said that this is going to be turned into the visual for the track but that has not been confirmed. However, I know that had to be an interesting yet epic event to attend. Check the photos and footage below to see why:

Boy Outta Here| Ciara x Rick Ross

Got a girl and you still tryna holla?...
Boy outta here…

Ciara releases another banger to the masses from her current self-titled album, Ciara. The girl is on a roll! Listen below:

Previous Post: Video- I'm Out| Ciara x Nicki Minaj

Video: Life on the Edge| OJ Da Juiceman

Juice you ain’t focused..
Dawg what you saying?

Lord knows I love me some Otis Williams, Jr. Peep his new vid from his latest mixtape, Juice World 2.

Previous Post: Video- No Hook| OJ Da Juiceman

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Video- Jay-Z and Rihanna Launch "Made For Music" Budweiser Campaign...

Previous Post: Made In America Festival

Video: Lobby feat. Loverance/T-Shirt & No Panties | Sir Michael Rocks

Cause girl nobody fxckin wit you...

Sir serves us a double treat with a visual for two of his tracks off the While You Wait... mixtape.
Rocks. No pun intended.

Previous Post: Video- Hold On, Hold Up| Sir Michael Rocks

Video: Jay-Z Hits the Breakfast Club...talks Rap competition, Fatherhood, Collabs + More (Day 1)

"I'm an artist...I have the creative license to say whatever I want.."- Shawn Carter.

In lieu of his Magna Carta Holy Grail release, Jay-Z stops at the Breakfast Club for promo here in there along with a very interesting interview. Check out part 1 and 2, from this morning, below:

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Video: Back 2 Ballin| Wale x French Montana

Assalamu alaikum homie...

This might be one of the most creative hip hop visuals to hit the wave in a LONG time.  Dope..Dope shit.  Anyone else born in the mid 80s and before can definitely appreciate...

Previous Post: Rotation| Wale x 2 Chainz x Wiz Khalifa

Word of the Week... PARALIPSIS.

 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:
Paralipsis: Noun.
1.        A rhetorical device in which an idea is emphasized by the pretense that it is too obvious to discuss; as in "not to mention other faults".  [I.e. your idea has several drawbacks, not to mention the high costs with it]  
Try using it in a sentence.

Video: Swangin| Stalley x Scarface

Imma show you how to twerk the wheel... 

For a minute, I was wondering if they ever finished filming the vid.  Although, it took a few months... this song STILL cranks on a whole 'nother level than most singles out today.  Let's see what the visual hittin on.  Press Play: 

Video: Somebody Else| Mario x Nicki Minaj

How would you have learned if I ain't leave...

This song gets crazy radio play up here.  Pretty catchy and Nicki slays her verse for the ladies.  Check it out:  

Previous Post: Video- I'm Out| Ciara x Nicki Minaj

Part Two (On The Run) | Beyonce {Solo Version}

Toast to cliches...
And the dark past...

 All the elements of this song exude love.... deep mad passionate love.  Desire.  It just makes me feel some type of way.  Apparently, a fan made version of Hov's "Part II (On The Run)" has hit the net waves featuring Beyonce's vocals only.  I'm not mad at that.  The effect is still the same... 

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Mixtape: Gianni Lee x Mike Blud presents... Magna Carta Holy Grail (The Samples)

 What a pleasant surprise.  Gianni Lee and Mike Blud are at it again...and this time..it's for the latest incomparable Hov album... Magna Carta Holy GrailThe joy I get from nice cut samples is inexplainable.  
Listen below:

Video: Gees| Mac Miller x Schoolboy Q

…before I slap you with it...

Mac releases a visual for one of my jams off Watching Movies with the Sound Off accompanied by Schoolboy himself.  Just in time... ‘The Space Migration’  tour will be here Wednesday.  Trippy mane. 

Previous Post:  Video:  Mac Miller- Live from London (w/ the Internet) 

Video: Blkkk Skkknhead| Kanye West

If I knew what I knew in the past...
I would've been BLACKed out on yo ass…

The various underlying messages in this video is remarkable....something the likes of only Ye' can capture.  On top of that... This is my fucking song.  Watch below: 

*Update:  Unfortunately, this was a leak.  Mr. West released the OFFICIAL version at midnight.  If you watched the vid below already before they pulled the plug, I will say that much hasn't changed in the official one.  Few pieces here and there if you pay attention closely, but nothing major.  Nevertheless, view the official one below: 


Previous Post:  Video:  Kanye West performs new track, 'I am a God' 


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Word of the Week... AMBIVALENT.

 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:

Ambivalent: Adjective.
1.        Having mixed feelings about someone or something; being unable to choose between two (usually opposing) courses of action.
2.       (Psychology) of or pertaining to the coexistence within an individual of positive and negative feelings towards the same person, object, or action, simultaneously drawing him or her in opposite directions.     

Try using it in a sentence.