Thursday, January 29, 2015

Video :: B Boy | Meek Mill x Big Sean x ASAP Ferg

Put my P up on her head 
like that bish was reppin' Philly...

As Meek Mill revs up for his new album release, he and Big Sean reunite for another collaboration this time adding ASAP Ferg to the party.   Why did Sean Don have to rip this into shreds tho?   
When I heard him say ' I put everything in motion like I-N-G'..'  ...Man listen...

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Video :: No Way | OnCue

Now we on to something or we just on something
Honestly I don't know
I really can't tell...

Being that I can recite the entire Willy Wonka script without the movie even playing, it's no question that when I saw the video still... I was intrigued immediately.  I'm glad I clicked into it.  The creative juices were flowing rapidly for this visual.

Under the direction of Hunter Lyon, 'No Way' begins with an Apple comp booting and the mouse opening the web browser to watch OnCue's 'No Way' video.  From there, it takes you into live reenactment of some recognizable memes that have been floating in today's world of social media.  Wonka, the 'fxck her right in the pxssy' dude, Justin Bieb, and more .. all in one.   The Connecticut rappers lyrics add a nice spice to all.  Cleverrrr.  

Check it out::

Video :: Baby, Meet My Lover | Phony Ppl

A lil' sumn sumn sumn
see that's a threesome...

While this track originally appeared on Kitty Cash's Love the Free Vol. I mixtape back in 2013, Phony Ppl bring us the visual in present day.  The vibes from this soul release feel good energy.  Groove on.  
Directed by Antonella Alberti, the visual lays out simplistic as an audition with ladies of all sorts for the video.  
Their album, Yesterday's Tomorrow, is out now.  Watch below::
 "I swear on the bible, I'm feeling your frequencies..."

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Video :: Rich White Friends | OverDoz.

I bought my Mom a white house
right next to you...

The concept for the song came from an experience during last year’s Coachella Music Festival. We were invited to the festival by some of our white homies. During the weekend, we stayed at their mansion and just witnessed all the crazy shit they were doing. At one point, we even heard one of them yell out ‘nigga’ when a Kendrick Lamar’s song came on. Ultimately, ‘Rich White Friends’ is just our view of what’s going on in the world today, everyone’s story is different, this is ours.”- OverDoz.

I'm sure we can all relate to that particular encounter in one way or another.  In my case, I can relate to the 'nigga' portion at concerts and so forth.  The visual piggy backs off of the initial concept with a captive story line chronicling a day of OverDoz hanging with a preppy frat.  Vibrant and fun, but very much gravitated towards focal points that hit reality on the head. 
 Tune production by Hit-Boy.  Visual directed by Calmatic.  
Watch below::

Video :: Fly As Hell | Tiara Thomas

I'm fly as hell
she Bi as hell
he insecure...

I see you girl..
R & B crooner Tiara Thomas steps back on the scene proving she can drive in more than one lane- left signal at full speed to rapping.  In just 1 minute and 17 seconds for "Fly as Hell", she captures your full attention with a nice ass flow.   Directed by Shane Adams, Tiara spits so coolie in one continuous shot.  Ya'll know I'm a sucka for a hot sample and this Mos Def (more notable) sample is bananas. 

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Video :: Squeeze Me | N.E.R.D.

I’m better than pillows
won't you believe me??
squeeze me...

It's moments like this I'm elated that I've been able to see N.E.R.D. live twice so far in this lifetime.  They are truly one of a kind. 
A fun kid-friendly visual dropped today for N.E.R.D's latest catchy tune, 'Squeeze Me', from "The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water".  The movie hits theaters February 6, 2015. 
*continues singing.. Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
Watch the vid below: 

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Listen:: Travis Scott releases 2 New Songs - 'High Fashion' feat. Future x 'Nothing But Net' feat. Young Thug x PartyNextDoor

After announcing his RODEO tour featuring Young Thug and a MetroBoomin Set, Travis drops 2 new tracks for the masses. Take a trip to them both after the jump::
sn:  I've lost count on how many times I've played 'Nothing but Net' this morning...

Dates/Locations :: RODEO Tour starring... Travis Scott x Young Thug

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Stream Cee-Lo Green's New "TV on the Radio" album

Cee-Lo unleashes a new album out of nowhere with a twist. This upbeat 9 track project offers a unique concept to fit its title-- songs over classic television themes. I hated to spill the beans because it makes the album even more interesting when you aren't aware and notice the pattern out the blue (like I did). From 'Knight Rider' to the 'Peanuts' theme, listen to Cee-Lo create a musical visual in your mind... made for TV. 
Idk how long the stream will be available so enjoy it for free while you can :-)

Happy Birthday Angela.

Today marks 71 years and counting of grace, beauty, and pride.   

My favorite.  The Greatest.  
Angela Davis.  
Happy Birthday.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Where Your Man Is? | Elle Varner

Damn...I don't want your...
I don't want your man.

Who would guess lyrics like this would fall over this sultry Sak Pase production?  Kudos to them.  It works!
Unfortunately, when guys are roaming with other females... most times the other females tend to look at the their gender instead of the guy.  Check ya dude.  In most cases, we not eem stuntin shawty.  Take a listen to Elle spreading a news flash over those situations... 
It's 9 o clock on Sunday night, do you know where your man is?  I just  seen on Instagram, some other chick just tagged him...

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Video :: Detroit vs. Everybody | Eminem x Dej Loaf x Royce da 5'9 x Big Sean x Danny Brown x Trick Trick

Ya'll nxggas been bxtches
that's none of my business
but I don't sip tea...

City Unity.
This track so cold.  Here's the visual from Em's album, Shady XV.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Video :: Autumn Leaves | Chris Brown x Kendrick Lamar ....starring Karrueche

Before I sleep I talk to God
He must be mad with me, it's coming
I'm confused who I'll spend my forever with...

The landscape shots in this video are beautiful.  They accompany this metaphorical rider with a head on capture of its vehement essence.  Although, Kendrick Lamar's verse is still featured in the song for the visual, he does not appear in the video.  However, Chris Brown's girlfriend, Karrueche, does.  Even with Kendrick's absence, his insane artistry that he painted through his verse on this one is unbreakable.  X is in stores now.  Watch the video below::

Real Life Sitcha-tions :: Jhene Aiko uses Baby Father, O'Ryan, for new video "Spotless Mind"

Shame on me for changing...
...shame on you for staying the same...

As if her lyrics don't get real enough and hit home for a lot of us (i know they do for me), Jhene takes reality up a notch.  In this video, she uses her daughter's-father, O'Ryan (Singer Omarion's younger brother), as her love interest. 
"A lot of people think my songs are about him and they’re not ... When we had Nami, it was like we were already family. We weren’t together but we had always been friends. There are things we still have to work out but for the most part, I look at him and this is weird to say, but I literally look at him like a brother. It’s truly unconditional no matter who I meet. If I get married, he gets married, he has more kids, I have more kids, he will always be family.” - Jhene to Vibe Vixen
A full day of countless activities, Jhene takes us on a great visual that adds a slightly different feel to the lyrics.  Check out the video after the jump::

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Video : 2PhoneShawty | Robb Bank$

I still shoot the shxt
like meaningless conversation...

Broward's own, Robb Bank$, spits water like flows over this raw production.  Like Currensy, here's a perfect example when numerous topics off the dome WERK... #punintended.  Kill.  
Listen/Watch below::

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

From Keyboards to Fashion :: Andrey Artyomov x Opening Ceremony "Emoji Sweaters"

There have been several versions of 'emoji' apparel floating around the net.  Now, the constantly used keyboard addition app has made its way to the big leagues.  Moscow designer Andrey Artyomov collaborated the 'Walk of Shame' line with Opening Ceremony to produce an exclusive collection known as the 'Emoji Sweaters'.  The beautiful model, Abla, captivates each photo displaying a different piece from the five 100% cashmere sweaters assembly.    

Monday, January 19, 2015

Passionate V3 | Jaden Smith

I'm just tryna spit some lyrics
that are more insightful
but you just call me bi-po...

Within the first five seconds, I immediately recognized the sample and fell in love with the loop...  Produced by Daniel D'Artiste, this 1:46 track exhibits Jaden's unique {under acknowledged} flow over a nostalgic beat.  It's all about the passion of it.....
Talk to God on my own bro, wit no bible...

Gone | Snakehips x Syd (of the Internet)

My body is trying
to come back to life....

UK producers, Snakehips, released new tunes Friday featuring The Internet's lead singer, Syd. 
 Syd's mellow voice over the cosmic bounce flavor mesh exceedingly well together.  Snakehips' upcoming EP, Forever (Pt. II), is slated to drop on March 9th.  
Listen to 'Gone' below:: 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

AKA... MLK.... Brother B-Day

It's #J15 again.  You know what that means.  Love to the dearest on this historic day...

Happy Birthday to my Rider... My Brother

Happy Founder’s Day to Us, Sorors…

Ahh college memories..

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Real Rap | Yo Gotti x Jadakiss

A lotta shit you'll
never know....

Yo Gotti and DJ Drama joined forces for Gotti's upcoming mixtape, Concealed, which will drop at an unknown time this week.  Nice move to release this track as an anticipation builder.  Jada and Gotti's lyric content fit perfectly over this symphonic beat.  Check it out below::
"Praying for my downfall.  Downfall prayers.."

Monday, January 12, 2015

Why iii Love the Moon | Phony Ppl

It's constant
unlike these human beings...

We just started to play with no intentions of making a song, just jammin’ on ideas, and the record button happened to be on.

New art and all that jazz from Brooklyn's own, PHONY PPL.  Their upcoming project, Yesterday's Tomorrow, drops Tuesday.. January 13th.  
Listen to the latest leak after the jump:: 
"Real love's so hard to find...." 

Video :: Sober | Childish Gambino

If you just give me some time
I can open up your mind...

New video from Gambino's 'KAUAI' side of the 'STN MTN/KAUAI' tape.  In this visual, he does his best rendition of 'how to annoy a girl waiting for her food' with dramatics to the lyrics and smooth killer dance moves, while his reasoning is presented mid way through. 
 In the end, cordialness prevails.  Watch below::

Credit I Deserve | CyHi the Prynce

Nobody sick as him
And I'm speaking in third person...

New music from CyHi (the Gawd).  Unfortunately, this was released under shaky circumstances.  According to Sclasstakeover, the track is a reaction to Cyhi's snubb from Rap Radar's prominent Elliot Wilson's 'Best Mixtapes of 2014'; which explains the artwork. I know we're just unknown people on a little known blog, but if Cyhi only knew how valued he was on this side... and/or appeared on our Top 2014 list.  We have your back man.  Listen to Cyhi blow off some steam on Credit 'I' Deserve below::
"Just know I came out on top....missionary."

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Know What I Want (esta. Remix) | Kali Uchis

I notice everything
I just act like don't...

The moment when you wish you kept him in the friend zone.
DASH put me on to Kali months ago.  For that, I took interest into this new birdie on soundcloud.  DJ Esta unleashed a groovy revamp for Columbian songstress' track 'I Know what I Want'.  The Soulection affiliate infused the soulful ambiance perfectly.  
Catch the remix and the original after the jump::

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Votes are In:: Top 5 Albums of 2014

The annual tradition continues.  With the submissions I received this time around, I think it's safe to say.. I should definitely change the header for the 2015 year to Top Projects.  Many submitted more than five for their list, which is alright with me.  I love the responses.  I probably look forward to this post more than any other.  Check out the responses from folk for the Top Albums of 2014 after the jump! 

{Personal Post} Photos :: Camp Floggnaw Odd Future Carnival 2014 | Los Angeles, CA

#LatePost.  Due to the insane lineup... i HAD to go this time around.  Oh the elements.  I had SOOOO Much fun.  I was genuinely in the best mood ever and enjoyed more than I can express.  Everyone ROCKED their set.   Taco and his homie showing some love to a G in passing while I was in my zone (dancing & rapping to Mac's 'Watching Movies' to be exact) ;-) added the icing on the cake.  I snap photos in between times of awesomeness to capture the memories.. and to also share with those who couldn't make it.  'Summer fun' in November.  Enjoy!

Grand Canyon

{Personal Post} Photos: My Birthday Celebration + More ...

#LatePost My birthday was so months ago (October 11th to be exact).  Better late than never right?  :(  I finally got some time to post them.  October Celebration photos in a nutshell: My birthday functions, Shawnetta Birthday, and Halloween.  I had the best birthday ever (out of all 27 years) in 2014.  Here's some photos for the memory.  Enjoy
Muah- Dolcezza.

Present on my desk at work :-)