Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Word of the Week.... BLEARY.

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:

Adjective- 1. (of the eyes or sight) blurred or dimmed, as from sleep or weariness.
2. indistinct; unclear:
3. fatigued; worn-out.


Try using it in a sentence.  

Video: Schoolboy Q explains why he believes Jay-Z won beef with Nas

”Nas is my favorite rapper… but jay-z.. he was pretty scandalous”

Welp, I guess that makes three of us. I can go in on numerous reasons of why I believe Jay won and it has absolutely NOTHING to do with me being a hov stan. I respect a dude like Q… From his thoughts on the hype of ‘Illmatic’ to his argument on WHY he feels the way he does about the beef; both elaborated without him compromising being a fan of one or the other, is what I like to hear. Genuine & substantial validity. Watch/listen below:

Previous Post: Video - Banger (Moshpit) | Schoolboy Q

Time Warp... 2004 : Take Me Home | Terror Squad (Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Armageddon)

Circa 2004.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Kanye talks 'WTT 2', 'Cruel Winter', Writing Philosophies, Being a Revolutionist & More ...

“I go back and forth on it. We keep on missing the winter. {it’s here now!} yea but the album ain’t!” – Kanye West on 'Cruel Winter'

Kanye stopped by Power 99 in Philly a few days ago for a quick interview. He speaks on why he used the confederate flag on his clothing, slavery in this day and age, being a “christian, revolutionary, visionary”, Watch the Throne 2, Cruel Winter, the follow up to the Yeezus album, writing philosophies, amongst other things. Very interesting (as most ye’ interviews are). On another note, I had the pleasure of attending the 'Yeezus' concert last week here in DC and have many things to say/share. Keep a look out for that post...
In the meantime, watch this:

Sn: That "The Mothers' Brothers'" comment to he and Scott Disick was PAST disrespectful. That made ME upset. I'm sorry Ye'.. but they WOULD have gotten a reaction. The paps' wouldve got they ass beat flat out. Can't charge that one to the game... that's a line that should never be crossed.

s.o. to Atrilli.

Video: Thank You | Busta Rhymes x Q-Tip x Kanye West x Lil Wayne

You're just a single
Cause you wouldn't engage...

I found it very ironic this vid was airing on MTV jams all last week to present but I couldn't locate it anywhere on the net. Nowhere but BTS vids were found. I wonder what that was all about.
Nevertheless, today.. the visual has finally made it to the net waves. This is hiphop.
Watch below:

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Motivation Mondays : Butterfly | Bilal x Robert Glasper

You were born to fly...

The struggle makes you beautiful
The struggle makes you fly
Spread your wings and renew again...

Roller Coaster | Justin Bieber

One minute we were up
Then the next we were falling down...

A new groovy installment to the Biebs' #MusicMondays routine, which all have been good so far. Keep em coming!

Previous Post: PYD | Justin Bieber x R. Kelly

God Made You Beautiful | Beyonce

I found love
I found peace of the purest kind...

Produced by. Hit-Boy, this ode to her daughter Blue Ivy Carter will be featured on her upcoming DVD releasing today, Life is But a Dream, as a bonus.

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Video: Happy | Pharrell

Can't nothin.. bring me down.."
Although, this song dropped months ago around Memorial Day for the 'Despicable Me 2' soundtrack, several months later... the visual has arrived. From my first time hearing this to now, the feeling hasn't changed. Awesome awesome vibes man.
What's interesting about this visual is Pharrell took originality to another level and decided to film the world's first 24 hour music video. 24 hours of people expressing their happiness in various ways and different locations. If you thought the song brought good vibes, wait until you see the vid. It's BEAUTIFUL to see people all over ..well.. 'happy'.. and even better to focus on that positive factor rather than the negative. While it would take quite a few hours and days to fully watch the 24 hour video in full all the way through, Pharrell also released a condensed version below with cameos from Magic Johnson, Kelly Osborne, A few members of Odd Future, Jimmy Kimmel, Jamie Foxx, Steve Carrell and more. Watch this version below as well as 2 four hour clips of the vid after the jump.

Video : Leave You Alone | Omarion

Omarion releases his first visual from his latest Care Package 2 EP. In simple black and white tint, O exudes an emotion driven story to the tee of going 'crazy' not being able to get someone/a situation off your mind. Definitely relatable.
Watch below:

Related Post: Mixtape - Care Package 2 | Omarion

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pod Post Thursdays : Lit | Bas x J.Cole x K.Quick

When the world gets heavy and it hurts to carry
I’m her midnight Mercenary...

While this track dropped months ago, I was reminded while listening again today that I definitely need to make this a highlight for a Pod Post Thursday segment. Queens native, Bas, is the first artist signed to J.Cole's 'Dreamville' label. This track, from his 'Quarter Water Raised Me Vol. 2', focuses on chicks and the self-explanatory title over a mesmerizing sample loop of Miguel's 'Do You'.
Vibe Out.

Time Warp... 1998 : Lookin At Me | Mase

Circa 1998.

Video : A Tribe Called Quest brings out Busta Rhymes to perform 'Scenario' on Yeezus Tour

I could give a fxck about a ill subliminal

Last night on the Yeezus tour's final show in Brooklyn, ATCQ were the openers (as opposed to the previous night where Kendrick Lamar opened). During their 'Scenario' performance, special guest Busta Rhymes popped on the stage unexpectedly to spit his rhymes from the track. The crowd was stooooopid hype. Watch below:
Sn: It's so good to see them back together again :-) #PrayForPhife...

s.o. to AllHipHop

Awareness | Jim Jones

Some claim to be dogs
Made bitches of em…

Last night, Funk Flex premiered this track on Hot 97. The drum laced production with Jones distinct voice is pretty hot. I've listened to it quite a few times already. There's no word on where this will end up... just a loosie for now.

Swangin' (Remix) | Stalley x Lil Keke x Trae the Truth x Bun B x E.S.G. x Chamillionaire

You fxckin with a legend boy...

H-Town Remix.

Previous Post: Video - Gettin' By | Stalley

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Two Three | Master P x Rick Ross

Got that make you disappear money

Hip Hop Mogul Master P is back on the scenes with a new joint featuring Rick Ross. When I first received the track, I was wondering if Ross was going to do P's "Unnnnnnggghhh" adlib that he's been doing on different tracks quite often this year. To no avail... he didn't :-/.
Check out P's new joint below. His upcoming album, The Gift, drop December 6th.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Outkast to Reunite onstage at Coachella 2014?

Since 2007, fans have hoped for the day that there would be an Outkast reunion. Almost 7 years later...it seems it may finally be coming into fruition. Perfect timing at its finest considering 2014 will mark the 20th anniversary (April 26th to be exact) of their first album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. This is HUGE. According to Billboard:

While there is still speculation regarding Coachella, REVOLT TV confirmed... yes, confirmed, that the Mighty Mighty O will be together once again in 2014. Watch below:

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s.o. to Atrilli

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Time Warp... 2001/ 2008. Young'n (Holla Back) | Fabolous + License to Kill | Pastor Troy

I chose two Time Warp's today because both artists celebrated their 36th birthday yesterday. Happy Belated!

Circa 2001.
This came out around the time The Neptunes were taking over the radio, everyone was prest to have the 'two-way' ringtone even if they didn't have a two way, and harlem shake battles ensued at countless parties. We went to the most parties as "youngns" now that I think about it.. and showed out lol. Too much fun man.

Circa 2008.
Choosing a song from the pastor..leada of a whik-ed chuuch.. was difficult. Slim had BANGERS. From those who know me, the obvious would have been 'Rhonda' or 'Equipped in this Game', but I decided to go another route today. This track right here... my homeboy Brandon and I played this over..and over... and over... and over... and over... spring semester of my Junior year in college. Aside from it being the Pastor, the Teena Marie sample was CRAZY. Anyone who hung around me soon became hooked as well and got on it heavy. Blasting this on the yard in the parking lot doing 'what we did'. Him, My homegirl Brisje, the homie Loaf and I will always share a Troy bond/memory from any of his albums.
A ell.. eye.. cee. innssss to Kill.

Ol' Box Body | Pouya x Sir Michael Rocks (Prod. by. Kodyak) + Gookin' Mixtape

Sir Michael Rocks and Miami native Pouya, release the first single from their upcoming collab mixtape, Gookin’, which is set to drop some time later today. I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, check out this cut. 'No pigeons’ 2013 haha.…

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

***UPDATE: Mixtape Added.

Word of the Week... RESPLENDENT.

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:

Resplendent .
Adjective- Shining brilliantly; gleaming; splendid.


Try using it in a sentence.  

X Files (EP) | Chris Brown

The bad boy of R&B releases his X-Files EP of six tracks containing a few features with the likes of Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, and Kid Ink. These six tracks are those that did not make the cut for his upcoming double disc album, X. This is sure to hold fans over until the final product drops. On another note, that ‘Sweet Caroline’ record is incredible…I don’t know how he skipped that one...

Video : Bound 2 | Kanye West x Charlie Wilson

All them other nxggas lame
and you know it now...

Here's the second visual from Yeezy's latest album, 'Yeezus'. As promised, the high quality video, featuring his fiance Kim Kardashian, debuted to the world on the Ellen Degeneres show. Ye' is currently on tour (joined by Kendrick Lamar) for the album.
Check here to see he's coming to a city near you.
Watch the vid below:

Monday, November 18, 2013

Video: Head of GU, Chang Weisberg, addresses the cancellation of Rock the Bells

"We were really trying to pull off DC"

I will admit.. I still cringe whenever I think about the festival being cancelled. Even more, that it was just the East Coast festivals that were cancelled. The West coast had the chance to experience something I had been anticipating for MONTHS. When I received the email notification of an apology from the Chairman Head of Guerilla Union, Chang Weisberg, I rolled my eyes. I'm thinking why are you saying something nearly two months later. That's accomplishing nothing but a rehash of already ill feelings to disappointed fans. However, I was curious to hear what he had to say and watched the video. Unexpectedly, I'm glad I did.
While still disappointed at the results of the East Coast side of the festival ultimately, I have a much better understanding and level of respect of why he decided to pull the plug. Factors that probably never crossed our mind were addressed. All the rumors and speculation were ceased; I heard it live and direct from "the horse's mouth".
To not blame all the factors mentioned as the sole reason of cancellation, but verbally express that he takes 'full responsibility' speaks very highly of him. Aside from the intricate breakdown of what happened and what GU could have done to possibly prevent it, Weisberg's apology was truly sincere and THAT.. I can appreciate.
Rock the Bells 2014 you say???
Watch Below:

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Currensy - "JetFlix - Washington D.C." (Short Documentary Film)

You ain't got no lighter cuz??

Last Friday, the Jet Life crew returned to the city to perform @ their normal, the Howard Theatre. We always show love.. they show love back. Unfortunately, I had to work early the next day so I was unable to go, BUT with vids like these that recap .. all is well. This short documentary follows Spitta & the Jets from New Orleans to DC and back over a 24 hour period to appear at a signing and their performance at the Howard Theatre that night. Spitta will forever remain the coolest; blowing it down to 'Golden Time of Day'.. ahh man.. G shit.
Edited & Photographed by CJ Wallis, #birdseyeview

Video: Once in a While | French Montana

Moroccan Boy
You sloppy boy...

Eif-Rivera directed, this visual is infused with footage of various shows, backstage, etc. and French in a tropic setting rapping the lyrics. Cameos include Montana's best friend, Max B, Drake, Cassie, Wale, Diddy, Kanye, Fab, Schoolboy Q, Miguel and more.
Excuse my French in stores Now.

Know Bout Me | Timbaland x Jay-Z x Drake x James Fauntleroy

If I had to choose a Jackson man
I'm feelin like Bo...

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PYD | Justin Bieber x R.Kelly

To the wall...coffee table...
Girl get ready..
I'mma put you down...

Here's the latest installment to the Biebs #MusicMondays segment. Justin wants all to know he is 'grown' now...and with lyrics like these on a steamy track assisted by Kells, there is no denying that. This is hot.
Listen below:

Previous Post: Recovery | Justin Bieber

In Your Hood | August Alsina

...thinking bout the trouble
we would get into together...

New loosie from Alsina. On this track, reminisces about an old love from his past whose neighborhood he just happens to be in.
Take a listen below:

Previous Post: Honest (Acoustic Remix) | August Alsina x Rocky Diamonds

Incredible | J.Holiday

You got something every man wants
And you give me whatever I want...

DC native, J. Holiday, is back on the scene with a new smooth groove over a 'Diamond in the Back' sample. This track will be featured on Holiday's upcoming album, Guilty Conscience, set for release on December 10th.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Video : Y.A.L.A | M.I.A. x The Partysquad x Kenzo

”If you only live once, why we keep doing the same shit?"…

Y.A.L.A. means You. Always. Live. Again. New visual from her Matangi album, in stores now.
"Guns go off when I enter the building.."

Related Post: Video - Bring The Noize | M.I.A

Video : What Now | Rihanna

The more I swear I'm happy
the more that I'm feeling alone...

Rihanna releases her 6th single from current album, Unapologetic.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Video : She in My Car | Casey Veggies x Dom Kennedy

I got heauxs
I'ont want her back...

New dope visual from Vegs. This might be my fav video of his to date.
The groove, Life Changes, out now…..

Previous Post: Lifestyle (Remix) | Casey Veggies x Currensy

Benihana | Young Jeezy x Rocko x 2 Chainz

Whip it right here in ya face, Benihana...

#ItsThaWorld2 drops Nov. 27th...

Mixtape: Boom | OverDoz.

After nearly two years and some change, The central four.. Sleezy, Joon, Creamie, and Kent present to us their latest full project, BOOM. With heavy production from THC & Iman Omari (in addition to a few others), the EP features artists such as Pimp C, Nipsey Hussle, Problem, Juicy J and more. Laced with dope beats and severe ill rhymes, BOOM was definitely worth the wait. The LA natives did not disappoint.
Press play and let it ride out…

Related Post: Video - Killer Tofu | OverDoz.

Time Warp... 1999 : Baby, I got your money | Ol' Dirty Bastard (ODB) x Kelis

Circa 1999.
The infusion of scenes from the hilarious black-exploitation film, Dolemite, were so fitting for this track. Yesterday, marked the 9th anniversary of ODB's death. Tomorrow, would have been his 45th birthday. In lieu of the remembrance to the Wu-Tang clan legend, it's only right today's Time Warp be tributed to him…
"Sing it!.... Sing it girllll"

Rest in Peace...

Russell Tyrone Jones
November 15, 1968- November 13, 2004.

Reflection: Jay-Z's 'The Black Album' 10th Anniversary ...

"...when he goes emotional, it’s unbelievable. It’s like he connects to a couple past lives." "Reverse the crash… that whole paragraph. That was like another level…” – Pharrell Williams

A decade ago on this date, November 14, 2003, Jay-Z released the Black Album. Around this time, Jay had moved up the Def Jam business totem, Successfully proceeded with his 40/40 club ventures, Booked a world tour, openly sustained his relationship with then girlfriend (now wife) megastar Beyonce, and several other things. “I’m a business man.. not a businessman..”.
With so much going on and new frontiers awaiting, Mr. Carter announced this would be his final studio album. And you know what… folks believed him (as much as they try to deny it).

I, personally, remember being at Target that evening to get the album. It was surreal listening to it. I just couldn’t believe this was the finale. The production… the lyrics.. the charisma.. Jay gave it all to the tee. The soulfulness behind his words. It was a perfect way to end his rap career. It was from those components, I told myself.. this might actually be it. “…Gracefully bow out…”.
It’s funny that I have such great things to say about this album, but even with being the Hov stan that I am... I have expressed to folks I can’t listen to this one all the way through; I could’ve done without ‘Threat’ and ‘Justify My Thug’. Ironically, even with disliking those tracks, I still know the lyrics to both. It happens that way I guess…

Now 10 years later and 4 solo studio albums after his “final”,

Pod Post Thursdays : Last Night | Sebastian Mikael x Wale

I came across this gem one evening while passing MTV Jams. From that day on, I was hooked to the track incredibly; it had to be added to the 'Pod immediately. Sebastian’s smooth serenading demands attention over the sexy ‘Nite and Day’ sampled production throughout the entire song. Adding on the super nice wordplay from Wale was the icing on the cake. Even once realizing what the song lyrics are actually conveying (lol), those elements I just mentioned take away negativity from that. I hope to hear more music from this guy soon. This is a great record. Check out the track/vid below:
Sn… Folarin has the best two step always..

Video : Hold On | Pusha T x Rick Ross

I got you my nxgga hold on

Pusha releases another visual for a track, Rick Ross & Kanye assisted, off his current album: My Name is My Name. Parallel to the song, the visual focuses on Pusha and Ross speaking in a classroom setting telling their stories to uplift the youth in the current situation while flashing back and forth between visuals of the street life. A great positive image that was much needed in today’s culture.
Watch below:

Previous Post: Video - Pain | Pusha T x Future

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Honest (Acoustic Remix) | August Alsina x Rocky Diamonds

I just gotta be real
Never been on no fake shxt...

"But a lame nxgga I am not..."…Early this morning, heartthrob August Alsina shared with fans the completed product to his revamp of Future's track 'Honest'. Alsina's, an acoustic track featuring rapper Rocky Diamonds, speaks about his current struggles and thoughts of his life and particular experiences. We all need to vent here and there, right? Check out his below:

Previous Post: Numb (Remix) | August Alsina x B.O.B. x Yo Gotti

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mixtape : 6ix Commandments | Da Mafia 6ix (Three 6 Mafia)

Today is a good day. After being pushed back a few, the new three six mixtape has arrived with features from SpaceGhostPurrp, Bizzy Bone, 8-Ball & MJG, Yelawolf and more. *does Crunchy Black dance all across this post.
Listen/download after the jump…

Indo | Cassie

I hold ya...once..
two times... before we go....

Lyrics penned by Solange + A drum sample from She Looks Like You | Sean Nicholas Savage + the mellow tones of Solo and Cass equals a chill vibe completed. This track is featured on the Saint Heron compiliation album.
Listen below:

Previous Post: Cassie covers VIBE Vixen; talks signing with Drake's OVO label, new DJ venture, standing ground in the industry + more...

Time Warp... 1999 : Thong Song (Remix) | Sisqo x Foxy Brown

Circa 1999.
I remember when I was younger and this man in the barbershop was complaining they didn't show enough ass in the video. Like he was real live upset. It seems he was ahead of his time because the videos released nowadays fit all that he was looking for and more... *inserts emoji eyes.
The original and the remix was one of the hottest songs that released that year.. and let's not forget the album. That Unleash the Dragon album was the shit. Sisqo turned 35 this past Saturday.. Happy Belated. This won't be the last you'll see of a Dru Hill (member or group) post. They had way too many hits.

Video : The Worst | Jhene Aiko

All that shxt you was spittin
So Unoriginal
But it was you.... so I was wit it...

With her distinct vocals, Jhene Aiko is finally breaking through the industry into her own lane. Her latest Project, the Sail Out EP released yesterday with features from Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, and Vince Staples (Which btw..Along with this song, “WTH” got extreme play yesterday).
The lyrics on this one are felt personally… she always writes a track that hits the nail on the head in ways I can’t express publically. The Sail Out EP is available on iTunes now. Check out Jhene's new video reflecting a 'fed-up' woman below:

Previous Post: Video - Bed Peace | Jhene Aiko x Childish Gambino

Word of the Week... POSTULATED.

Nothing wrong with expanding your vocabulary and knowledge of words.  Who knows when you may encounter or need to use them..    This particular word can be used as a verb or noun. The verb definitions are of focus today. Here’s the word of this week:

Postulated .
Verb- 1. to ask, demand, or claim.
2. to claim or assume the existence or truth of, especially as a basis for reasoning or arguing.
3. to assume without proof, or as self-evident; take for granted.


Try using it in a sentence.