Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Black on Black | The Game x Young Jeezy x Kevin Gates

Everything wrong...
This can’t be life...

2nd leak from the Game's upcoming album. Yikes @ the Beyonce/Letoya Luckett line. He still has no cut cards.
Listen below::
"I'ont even know a nxgga livin how I'm living"

Video : IT Girl | Pharrell Williams

You the IT girl
My inspiration…

For his 4th video from G I R L, Pharrell presents us with an Anime type visual directed by M. and Fantasista Utamaro.
I so want to relive my childhood for a second and watch episodes of Sailor Moon during lunch.
Anywho.. check out the finished product to this funky groove after the jump::

Monday, September 29, 2014

Video : Pretend | Tinashe x ASAP Rocky

When I’m looking for love
I pretend it’s you…

A little over a month ago,  Tinashe released the song to feeling generated mellow track.  Today, she brings forth the visual with ASAP Rocky featuring a scandalous story line.  Aquarius, is set to drop October 7th. 
Watch below::

Related Post : Watch - ASAP Rocky : Svddxnly Documentary - Part 5 of 5

One More Shot | Stalley x August Alsina x Rick Ross

Somethin bout you girl
It's just too slick......

Keep the music coming.
Stalley releases yet another track from his upcoming debut 'OHIO'.
Check it out after the jump::
'Take one more shot...'

Lil Kim Stops by the Breakfast Club; clears air about Nicki Minaj & K. Michelle, talks Motherhood and more...

I'm glad I listened to this interview. As a Kim fan who has nearly all of her albums, I felt a type of way of her always coming at Nicki.... in which I expressed on a post 4 years ago. However, I NEVER heard her side of the story until today. My outlook on the entire situation has changed as well as my thoughts on Kim's behavior. What made this more interesting was Kim's manager, Big Fendi (who also use to be Nicki Minaj's manager), got on the mic and spilled allllll the tea. The story of he and Nick and more was broken down.
In a previous interview just the other week, K. Michelle visited the Breakfast Club and had some things to say about Kim. Kim addressed those as well ... "That chick is a bag of pecans" lol.
Aside from all the drama, which takes up majority of the interview, Kim touches on motherhood, her upcoming documentary, and relationship with Maino. Watch/listen below::

Get Paid | Joey Bada$$

Ain’t tryna be a slave…
I can’t be poor…
Ever since I caught the wave
I can see, shore…

You catch that?
Joey releases a new one from upcoming debut, B4. Da. $$. This classic hip hop vibe is a head nodder for sure. Nice. Check it out::
"I can't pretend the shit don't bother me..."

Previous Post: Green Label and Joey Bada$$ presents... "No Regrets" ; a short film

Right Back | DJ Drama x Young Jeezy x Young Thug x Rich Homie Quan

Might as well move to D.C., nxgga

A new tune from DJ Drama's upcoming, Quality Street Music 2.
Listen below::

Video : 2 B's (Danny Glover) | Young Thug

I came to make you proud...
That money keep her around...

Thugger Thugger finally releases a long over due visual for past single 'Danny Glover'... newly titled '2 B's'. Tattoos, piercings, red nail polish, women, and Birdman all mixed in makes this video quite 'interesting'.
Watch below::

Previous Post: Old English |Young Thug x ASAP Ferg x Freddie Gibbs

Related Post: Danny Glover (Remix) | Nicki Minaj

Juice | Ca$h Out x Lil Durk

Got bishes on bishes
My heaux do the dishes..

Turn uhhhh.

Previous Post : She Twerkin (Remix) | Ca$h Out x Juicy J x Lil Boosie x Ty Dolla $ign x Kid Ink

s.o. to Sclasstakeover.

Video: Everything a Dope Boy Ever Wanted | Stalley x Rick Ross

***UPDATE 10/2/14- Video Added

Nxggas losin touch but they tweetin more
I only feel a rush when we eatin more...

Brand new Rider. Stalley's debut 'OHIO' coming less than a month away. I'm so excited.
Listen to the latest release below::
'The game's comical, all I can do is laugh now...'

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

{Personal Post} Photos :: "Free Angela" Screening/Discussion | Washington, DC

”The victories we do win are not always the victories we fought for.
........But we should celebrate them, none the less” – Angela Davis

I've seen this film before. However, there was NO way I was going to miss Angela Davis speaking here. She is not only one of my most favorite people in the entire world, but my closest know how dear the place for her in my heart is. She is MY Doctor King. You better believe. The day someone sent me the info.. I rsvp'd within the next 10 minutes.

(L to R)
Shola Lynch {actress, filmaker}
Angela Y. Davis
Rhea L. Combs {curator of photography and film at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture, head of the museum's Center for African American Media Arts (CAAMA)

That entire day was hectic, but seemed to not matter any longer once I arrived at the church she was speaking at. The homie Withers was already seated waiting for me. I was excited... overly excited... but never expected the reaction I had. When I saw Angela Davis walk out, not only did I have the hugest smile from ear to ear... but strangely I wanted to cry. My eyes were super watery. I was that damn happy.

Beautiful Torture | JMSN

You so right
You so right now
That's just life...

JMSN teases a preview of whats forth to come on new album 'Blue'.
Here's the first track release::

Previous Post: Video - Love Myself | JMSN

Hesitate | Rockie Fresh

And I came here with my own shit
I’m too proud to beg ya pardon...

While remaining low key, Rockie asserts fans that he's working and a project is coming soon as he releases a new track out of nowhere called 'Hesitate', produced by Peezy and Cam. Take a listen below::
"I'mma get this shit regardless. All my life I go the hardest..."

Previous Post: Official | Rockie Fresh (Prod. by. Hit-Boy)

{Personal Post} Photos/Videos:: Summer Concert Series Pt. 2 - Tyler the Creator & Frankie Beverly x MAZE

Here's part two of the photo series. Tyler the Creator's WOLF Tour (DC) and Frankie Beverly x MAZE (feat. Ruben Studdard and Patti Labelle).

Tyler, the Creator WOLF Tour

Hypnotized Minds Hoe!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Video : Snapped | Cam'ron x 2 Chainz

Catch 22
Love Hate
Thin Line...

This song/video hilarious lol. In true Cam fashion, though. COMPLEX premieres Mr. Giles latest visual ‘Snapped’ featuring 2 Chainz. To parallel the song, the video mimics that of the Oxygen network show, Snapped- a show about women who … well.. have snapped lol. Watch below::

Related Post: Video - So Bad | Cam'ron x Nicki Minaj x Yummy

Really | The Game x Yo Gotti x 2 Chainz x Soulja Boy x T.I

We so official
Fa sho.. no facade...

New music from the Game's upcoming 6th studio album, Year of the Wolf.
Check it out::

I | Kendrick Lamar

I been thru a whole lot
Trials and tribulations 
but I know God...

Monday, September 22, 2014

Fwd Back | Audio Push x Riff Raff x King Chip

Keep it 150 with women
And that’s why they feeling me...

Another new freebie from Audio Push while fans prep for the upcoming album to be released. This rider right here rockss.
Listen below::

Previous Post: No Secret | Audio Push x Rockie Fresh

Motivation Mondays :: Accept Responsibility.

Holding yourself accountable for things instead of looking to point the finger is the first step towards growth- mentally and emotionally.

She's a Keeper | Snootie Wild x August Alsina x Yo Gotti

He don’t know what to do wit you
If he did he wouldn't 've put you thru
All the things that he put u thru…

Most known for his club hit 'Yayo', Snootie Wild releases a new record featuring August Alsina and Yo Gotti. This one lands on his six track EP 'Go Mode'. Listen below::

{Personal Post} Photos/Videos :: Summer Concert Series Pt. 1 - Dipset & Jay x Bey's 'On The Run'

The end of summer has officially arrived. While I am excited for Fall....I love Fall... I'm, also, going to miss summer. Not so much for the heat and fashion, but for all the outdoor activities and fun. Contained in those outdoor activities and fun were concerts :-). I took a few photos that I never posted... until now. I have to make two separate posts considering the magnitude of photos. I'm super bummed that I can't share the videos with you all up here (I've tried several times and failed :-/). I really got some awesome footage on my phone. It, also, allowed you to capture the true essence of the show.
Part one of my series entails the Dipset Reunion Show (DC) and Jay x Bey's On the Run Tour (Baltimore Show)::

DIPSET Reunion Show

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Time Warp ... 2000 : Y.B.E. | Prodigy x B.G.

Circa 2000.
Prodigy’s H.N.I.C is one of my favorite Hip Hop albums of all time. With that being said, I was listening to Jet Life’s Organized Crime mixtape and when I heard this beat drop… I turned the entire mixtape off lls. In a good way. I was trying to refrain from having a loud outburst at the plantation. The dopeness of all that was Spitta had B.G’s son rap over it. Cooooleerrrrs. Of course, I turned it back on, but I had to gather myself first.
The last Time Warp was posted on June 3rd. Can you believe it has been that long!? It’s only right to kick it back off with this banger right here...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Video : Holy Ghost | Young Jeezy

We lust for alcohol
and we love women...

‘Stay true and keep my eyes open at all times’
New video from Jeezy for the rider ‘Holy Ghost’ off his latest album, Seen it All.
Watch below::

Previous Post: Holy Ghost (Remix) | Young Jeezy x Kendrick Lamar

Video : No Love (Remix) | August Alsina x Nicki Minaj

Yes, I am
the crème de la creme…

Alsina releases the highly anticipated visual for one of my faves off his ‘Testimony’ album. Director Benny Boom does a great job of executing a realistic and relatable storyline to match the track. Watch below::
"You'd prob go insane with a nxgga like me"

Monday, September 15, 2014

Video :: Elvis Presley Blvd | Rick Ross x Project Pat

***UPDATE video added.

The grind never stops. After just releasing 'Mastermind' in March, among other ventures, the Bawse is already on to a new project :: Hood Billionaire- set to release on Black Friday. Here's the first track release from it featuring Memphis Tenn Project Patttuh.
Listen below::

Motivation Mondays :: Dalai Lama's 18 Rules for Living ( 1- 5 )

"No, I'm not a Buddhist, it just makes sense, don't have to be another religion to adopt good ideas into your life to make better decisions."- Loaf.

Amen to that. With that being said, I came across the Dalai Lama's 18 Rules for Living. I don't know how I've missed this before, but I'm glad I came across it. I'll be posting the rules in increments. Here's 1 through 5::

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
3. Follow the three R's: Respect for self, Respect for others, Responsibility for all your actions.
4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

Mixtape :: Organized Crime | Jet Life

Just the back/track artwork for this post. The official artwork disturbs me a lil; those who know me understand why. Nevertheless, the tape goesss. In this compilation, the JetLife artists selected some of the livest songs to rhyme over along with a few original beats of their own. 'Playa Why Ya Hatin', 'YBE', 'Number One Stunna'... man I damn near lost it each time after just regaining composure from the sample flip on 'Maintain'. Multi Purpose music - Chillin, Cleaning, Riding, Vibing etc. Two Thumbs up. Listen below::
Sn: Roddy murdered that Hot Nxgga beat.

[Watch] 'BANG BANG' Short Film Pt. 1 starring Jay-Z and Beyonce

”We’re not trying to do this literally, it’s not that we’re Bonnie and Clyde. We’re on the run from everything. On the run from becoming a cliché. On the run from doing the same thing again.” – Hov.

For those of us who attended a show during the 'On the Run' tour stretch, we saw a few of these clips throughout the show. Turns out, the footage is actually clips from a trilogy of short films directed by Dikayl Rimmasch called 'Bang Bang'. Nowness released the first clip of the series chronicling Hov and Bey's cinematic life 'On the Run'.
The On the Run Tour is set to air on HBO this Saturday, September 20th. Watch the trailer here.
Take a look at 'Bang Bang' PART 1 after the jump::

Sober | Childish Gambino

And now that it’s over
I’ll never be sober...

New music from Gambino's upcoming mixtape, STN MTN/KAUAI. I'm so looking forward to this project.
Listen below::

Stalley hits The Breakfast Club...

Every lyricist that’s out now is called 'boring'

Stalley talks Dr. Dre taking Ohio's sound, dealing with public frustration, being welcomed by Compton and Eazy E's family, which coast he likes better and why, the pressure on sounding different from the rest of his MMG counterparts, and of course his upcoming debut album OHIO. Watch/listen to his Breakfast Club interview below::

Previous Post: Always Into Something | Stalley x Ty Dolla $ign

Wiz Khalifa covers the Source Magazine

I just thought this was a super dope photo/cover.

Previous Post : Video - Promises | Wiz Khalifa

4th Quarter x I Don't Fxck With You x Jit Juke x Paradise | Big Sean

Last Thursday night, Big Sean announced a shocker move- that he... the GOOD Music front runner (well one of them) signed a management deal with ROC Nation. No further details were really released and/or why he made the decision, but I'm sure it may come out later. In lieu of his big announcement, Sean Don released 4 new tracks Friday afternoon. Take a listen to all four below and after the jump. Which one is your favorite? I'm sure it's obvious what mine is...

I Don't Fxck With You feat. E-40
Prod. by. DJ Mustard x Kanye West x DJ Dahi

Friday, September 12, 2014

Odd Future launches 24 Hour Commercial Free Radio Station

Instead of searching major Internet radio apps for OF stations that the site creates, you can now listen to one generated by the gang themselves. As a partnership with DJ Skee- Led (Dash Radio), Odd Future now has a 24 hour station that you can stream for free... Live.
The group's manager, Christian Clancy, elaborates -
Basically a 24/7 commercial free station for their shows, their shit, their friends, and music they like. Live show on Tuesdays. Specials. Whatever they come up with could be absolutely amazing or a complete disaster. Ha. Go eagles’ .
The station is up and running (blaring as I type). It's extra tight because it has a history log of
the songs played and at what time so you can catch the title/artist/album if you're feeling it. Go check it out at DashRadio.Com or download the DashRadio app.

Previous Post: Lineup/Info : Odd Future presents... the 3rd Annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

[Watch] Migos 'BANDO' Short Film; a Trap Musical

***Previously Posted with Trailer 8/20. Final Film added 9/10.

In less than a month, Complex has released the 'trap musical' for Migos 'BANDO'. Read the synopsis below previously posted on 8/20/14 for the trailer. Watch the complete film after the jump::

A trap musical? Anything's possible these days. Migos have decided to branch their talents into the film side by compiling their music into a short film; similar to that of the way of Roc-A-Fella's 'Streets is Watching' where Migos is said to have been inspired by. Directed by Rik Cordero and produced by Quality Control Music, the film will be based on Migos real lives in Atlanta and what they had to go through to make it to the top of the music game. I'm mad intrigued off the trailer alone. Watch below::

Studio (Remix) | Schoolboy Q x Nas x BJ the Chicago Kid

Shit I must be poppin...
Got so many options…

Mmhmm. Nas adds a quick sixteen to Q's 'Studio' track. Someone has an album completed ;-). No new verse from Q, nevertheless the song grooves just the same. Take a listen below::

Related Post: Video - Hoover Street | Schoolboy Q

Video : Kill Switch | Sir Michael Rocks x Pouya x Robb Bank$

Hella picky with the bishes that I like and select...

Directed by Roberto Mario, here's another visual from Sir Mike's latest effort, Banco. One time for Pouya though. He came through and shut that whole track zown. Watch below::

Previous Post: Lost Boys | Sir Michael Rocks x Mac Miller x Trinidad James

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

Race Talk : Childish Gambino stops by the Breakfast Club

Our job as like young Blacks in this country is to show our worth...

Ahhh... the debate of Black and White. I've seen many negative comments in reference to this interview as far as Childish Gambino goes. I have great pride and involvement with our culture, which is #obvious, and wasn't offended by anything he said. I understood completely what he was saying. I got Charlemagne’s point, also, BUT I felt he wasn’t really getting what Gambino was trying to relay. One of those moments where you have to really listen (or endure certain things for that matter to understand) more instead of talking. It’s not about ‘inferiority’. It’s about reality… and if you think he was saying the reality is ‘who is better than who’.. You missed the message. Two different plateaus. I could type so much more, but I’ll stop here.
They never really got to the topic of his ‘mixtape’, but rather continued the Black v. White convo for a while and then went all over the place. Quite a conversation spark. Listen below::
'Because Whiteness is blankness. They look at it as a blank slate; when you come in you can be anything. Like when I walk in even if I have a bow tie, they might be like 'Is he Muslim?', they're not gonna do that with a White dude...'

Monday, September 8, 2014

Video : Don't Wanna Dance | Elle Varner x ASAP Ferg

If it ain't my heart getting stepped on
It's my feet...

If that ain't the truth.
Elle looks absolutely stunning in her new video 'Dont Wanna Dance' featuring ASAP Ferg. With the exception of the actual situation at hand, that house party looked live. Watch below::
'Never felt this from a lady...'

Previous Post : Little Do You Know | Elle Varner

Friday, September 5, 2014

Hot N***a (Remix) | Bobby Shmurda x Fabolous x Jadakiss x Chris Brown x Rowdy Rebel x Busta Rhymes x Yo Gotti

The viral Vine dance turned summer smash now has an official remix with some of rap's notables. *Continues suttle Shmurda dance in my chair.
Check this version out below::

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Holy Ghost (Remix) | Young Jeezy x Kendrick Lamar

I protect mine on my momma ‘nem
These my Usher 'Confessions'
Let it burn……

Celebration :: 'The Little Rascals' 20th Anniversary Reunion Photo Shoot

"That ain't sand, that's kitty litter".
Talk about mad grand. Before I even dwell on the photo alone, can you guys believe it's been 20 years!? Time is surely flying. One of our (me, my brother, and cousin) favorite childhood movies. LA production company, 22 Vision, was able to get the gang back together for an epic photo shoot of them recreating scenes from the movie 20 years later. They all look the same! :-) Check out more photos as well as a video after the jump showing what the cast is up to now.