Thursday, December 29, 2016

Cheat Codes :: A Video Game(s) Faded Treasure

Did you see the Mortal Kombat photo and immediately think of the code 'abacabb'?  I did.  Cheat codes were prominent back in the day.  For me, I didn't use them to finish the game quickly but more so to assist and/or see the extra features that you don't see regularly.  I find myself revisiting old systems and games entering in codes like I just learned them yesterday.  Sometimes I even discovered new ones along the way.

I featured the above from Contra on this post because not only is it my favorite game ever, but I wish I had a cheat code back then to beat this joint. Up up, down down, left, right, left right, B, A didn't give me enough lives to make it through lol.  It was one game I conquered that I never saw to the end.  As time progressed, cheat codes became a thing of searching 'Google' or game magazines to find.  Eventually, they didn't become as prevalent as they once were or even bittersweetly not present at all.  

David Craddock visited this topic on Wayward and dug a little deeper.  An interesting read I found that I wanted to share.  Go down memory lane.  Check it out HERE..

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

{WATCH} :: Mass Appeal presents De La Soul documentary.... "De La Soul is Not Dead"

"TRUGOY the DOVE.  TRUGOY is Yogurt Spelled backwards."

Non-debateble, De La Soul earned their spot as legends in Hip-Hop.  Mass Appeal curated another semi-brief documentary- this time with the trio in mind.  From the beginning of shopping their demo tape, people constantly testing them from their appearance (Mase shared quickly he 'boxed'.  They fought for theirs), to the connection of the flowers in all their earlier photos that became a slight annoyance to the group as a florist was present on every photo shoot and that's not what they were really about.  We receive all the intricate deets.  We even get a pleasant surprise appearance(s) from, known Zhane member, Renee Neufville.  Don't worry about the sample clearance issues that result in some of their music being difficult to locate on streaming services, it's not applicable here.  You'll jam throughout.   Take a ride through De La Soul's interesting past and present journey of trying to continue to stay true to yourself and grounded in your own lane... when the game is requesting you change.

Random side-commentary:  Dudes in the early 90s era swagger is unmatched.  Dante Ross is still a cool ass cat.  

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Behind Prodigy from Mobb Deep's latest prison cookbook, "Commissary Kitchen"

“This book won’t make you a better cook, but it might make you a better person.  
...Because in a world where prisoners are treated like animals, we made our experiences there feel more human by how we prepared our food."- Prodigy.

Whether from personal relationships or films etc., we've all heard the horror stories of prison food.  Prodigy, who did a 3 1/2 year bid for a gun charge in 2007, decided to share his stories and recipes of the inside with hopes of offering familiarity and healthy alternatives for those still incarcerated.  

Prodigy suffers from Sickle Cell Anemia, you may remember hearing this referenced on Pac's diss 'Hit Em Up', a blood disorder popular in the Black community.  During his first day in prison on Rikers Island, it's said that he was sent to the infirmary with food poisoning.  From that point forth, focusing on what he ate became a priority to keep healthy and most of all... alive.  

Commissary items gives those incarcerated a little feel of normalcy while on the inside.  
This includes food.  

The pictured above is a Potstickers recipe featured in the book.  While Prodigy explains that the book can, also, benefit college students (ahh I remember the college life food struggle), he recently informed everyone via his IG that the book is now banned from every prison in the state of California.  

Beat Tape:: Late Nostalgic Nights: I Love The 90's Edition | Ace Dizzy Flow

I've been working on this album for a while now and I'm finally ready for it to be released. The concept around the album are based into the 90's. Every instrumental is sampled from the 90's. Thank you for listening."

And another one!  The homie Jerm' Ace of the NQM serves up a nice treat to close out the year with this edition of 'Late Nostalgic Nights'.  'I Love the 90s' is filled with selected 90s R&B tracks from singles to b sides.  I really want to share with you all a written preview of what tracks were sampled as I did on the last one, but I feel the element of surprise will have a better effect.  While you can put two and two together on what's sampled by most of the track names, the way they are flipped is the kicker. 
 Ace Diz' took his time with this project and it shows.  It was most certainly WORTH the wait.  This entire tape IS a VIBE; a story told with minimal words.  You may get sentimental.  It may bring you great memories or have your mind wander.  It may help you mellow out.  It may make you happy.  All in all, there is NO doubt that you will FEEL something when listening to this.  My favorite to date.  Press play. 

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Relax and Take Notes :: Life Lessons from the 1994 movie ‘Fresh’

(Disclaimer- SPOILER alert if you haven’t seen the movie)

I acknowledge and recognize that I can go into overload. With things that I like, I have no problem watching (or listening) to them over and over…. and over…. and over… again. This may explain why I know scripts/songs like the back of my hand. *quick shrug.

‘Fresh’ has fallen into that said bunch. For no particular reason other than I like the movie, I’ve watched it several times throughout these past few weeks. Upon me watching as an adult and so often, I developed an aversion for ‘Chuckie’.  Chuckie was ‘Fresh’ closest homie…. and super annoying.  Not only did he do the most, but he felt the need to constantly alert everyone loud and obnoxiously that he buss ‘stupid dope moves’.  I didn’t realize how deep the aversion was until I cringed one day just hearing the line from the TV… mind you I was all the way in the bathroom flat ironing my hair. I know I know… he was a kid. {So was Urkel and he was annoying}.  However, I’m sure you know some grown Chuckie’s in your own life. While, you will find that Chuckie’s name is mentioned often throughout this post, there is a reason for this specific title of life lessons.  Let’s examine further.

1. Fresh and Chuckie’s friendship

Road dawgs.  At the same time, their views and personas were completely opposite.  Again, as these characters being kids… things went as it does in childhood.  We’ve all been there in one way or another. You try to stay friends with your homie (no matter how much they get on your nerves), try to put your friend onto things if you’re on, and overall just check them on their BS and spread a lil knowledge so you both can grow together. Idea in mind- Two friends taking over.. forever.  In most times though, you learn as an adult… it doesn’t always work that way.  As hard as Fresh tried to tell Chuckie to ‘chill’ (in any way possible) or ‘help’ his friend, Chuckie would ignore his advisement (even with Esteban) and only do what he wanted to do- which led to Chuckie’s demise. All in all, sometimes if a friend isn’t growing with you… become distant or overall let them go. Not only will it strain you mentally, but it can bring unnecessary forms of destruction to your life that you could possibly avoid if you cut your ties with the said ‘Chuckie’. On the flip side, after reading this… are you realizing YOU are the Chuckie in your life? Don’t be a Chuckie.

2. Everyone doesn’t need to know you have 'money'.

Intros that set the BAR (Part II) : The Song edition

As said for the album edition post, intros can make or break how or if you listen to something.  It can also make the production hit even harder as you’ll notice on a few that made the cut below.   Along with the albums, this was, also, a topic in our random discussion a few different nights of which ones were the ‘best’; in no particular order ---

Lucifer | Jay –Z
No words.  Just piano keys and a serious beat drop. I can’t even find the words right now to convey what I’m trying to say. Just know... instant head nod.

Hit Em Up | 2 Pac
He just comes on so disrespectful.. so stern.. and commanding.  I love it. lol.  If you weren’t interested in listening to the song before, he’s got your attention immediately at that moment. Nowwww… you wanna listen... and the disrespect gets worse.

Abra unleashes new tune "Bounty" + announces her first starring film role

I feel like you been stalking me...

On top of releasing new music, Abra had other news to share.  I saw via her IG account yesterday that she will be making her first big screen debut in 2017 via film "Assassination Nation".

Video : RAW (backwards) | Ab-Soul

We don't wanna hear that wack sh!t no more
no more.....

Here's Soul-lo hoe's latest video from his recently released, Do What Thou Wilt, album.
Since I just saw the visual for Braille (late I know), I decided to post that one too.  Both for the culture.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Intros that set the BAR (Part I) : The Album Edition

Intros are significant to an album.  Sometimes, it will make or break if you listen to it or just skim through it.  (Kudos to S.C.).  After a few random discussions of which ones fell into the 'best' category, I decided to share my views via blogpost; in no particular order btw...

Ashanti | Ashanti 
Genius idea and one of the best intros I’ve ever heard (concept wise). If you haven’t heard it, this intro contains Ashanti’s previous collabs during the build up of her career- incorporated in an order leading up to the ‘feature presentation’.. her debut album.  The horror tune (can you guess what film?) hits while yelling out their signature line “It’s murdaaaaaaa”.  The perfect close out?  The sound bite from Free on 106 and Park announcing the #1 video of the day (..if you remember at that time.. the video was #1 for a while) which is ‘Foolish’.  After the explosion.. ‘Foolish’ comes in immediately.  Nice. Very nice.

The Dynasty : Roc La Familia | Jay-Z
Anytime a Just Blaze production discussion occurs…. This joint is ALWAYS mentioned… as it should be.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the regular version on YouTube soooo… here’s a compromise of the live version on Tidal and the instrumental.  I was bummed about that because the lyrics are often overshadowed from the mesmerizing beat.  These will do though.  I’m sure the picture is achieved.
Food for thought- you do the dishes.

Yeeeah Baby | Big Pun 
In a mad scientist effort, in an instant you’re intrigued.  Not only is the intro entertaining (“Michael Jackson…. Because he has money!!”), but you’re now interested in who is being poured in the pot to create ‘The Punisher’.  To solidify this… I believe a perfect description was said ::
The heart of an Indian
The strength of a Black man
And the pride.. of a Spaniard! 
 True ish.  R.I.P. Pun.

EAT | Young M.A

I swear I'm being modest
If you thought from her hit break out single 'Ouuuuu'.. that Young M.A was just another artist who could make a catchy track, think again.  With 'Eat'.. the metaphor is accurate.  6 1/2 minutes of pure bars over a 'Money, Power, Respect' flip.  Kudos to her.  If anyone was doubting her talent to spit, this will definitely change their mind.

Double Dose :: Overdoz releases two new tracks ... "Oldie but Goodie" x "New Ish"

It's always a good vibe when new Overdoz releases.  We've been waiting!  I can only hope this indicates that a new project is dropping soon.  In the meantime.. jam out to these below::

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The Struggle :: How work and life interfered with my blogging...

The Prelude :
Last year, 4th quarter, was the worst.  I hit an all time low (it felt like).  It rained in my life…  and just like the saying goes... it POURED.  Those ‘Addiction’ followers know that most times when I step away from the blog, it’s because something is going on in my life.  Nothing minimal.  Each time, it was detrimental enough to un-inspire me from writing and/or being on the internet period (including social media).  I wrote all the time in my journals, but nothing I had to say would ever make it up here.  My passion for my blog never left... but the motivation, the drive, and inspiration dissipated.  I was distracted with trying to figure out 'how did I get here?' 'am I coming or going?' .  You know... the motions of dealing with life... one thing after another.

There were, also, times when the posts would flood on one day out the week and slow up for the rest.  For those times, it was simple.  I work HARD.. and needless to say… . by the time I get home.. I don’t want to catch up on things..I don't want to see what new music released...  I don’t want to meet any more deadlines (including those set in my mind for the blog)… I just want to relax and unwind.   Laptop closed.  Phone down.

But, back to the above.  From the metaphorically speaking.. 'Coldest Winter', I had it set in my mind summer sixteen was going to be different.  I was going to have FUN just like I had done years prior.  However, the usual boomerang came.  Life had something else in store....

Video :: Heartthrob | Father

Trapped out 'lullaby' accompanied by an aesthetically vibrant (the usual) visual... this time under the direction of Ramez Silyan.
Redrum redrum ...

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Groundhog Day | Wale

That's why it's rest in peace to Tommy, we still bumpin Cole...
Last week, J.Cole released 'False Prophets' that had social media in a stir for all the indirect 'alleged' shots at several artists... including that speculated of Wale.  Wale responded to Cole (and other issues)
 on a track of his own with deep wordplay just as impressive.  All the while, there is no beef.  Just two lyricists speaking their mind... 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

"But I see you on your slim thick with the fatty
Waist so small, stomach all flatty
Make up on fleek and the body tatted"
- Fabolous.


{Watch} DJ Jazzy Jeff x Fresh Prince with a female twist :: Bri Steves releases new Summertime video... "Summer's Mine"

Cause I'm gon' party like it's 99
Red cups up yea the summer's mine...

too mannnyyy shotttsss of Hennnyyy
A sweet flip of Monie Love's "It's a Shame" x DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince's classic "Summertime" visual x Female Unity and Fun.  Mix that up and the creation of Philly MC Bri Steves new video release "Summer's Mine" is resulted.  As it should, this contains allll the good summer feels; in a female perspective.  Add this to your playlist!  Check it out:: 

Timmy Turner | Desiigner

Following up from his hit single "Panda" and his acappella XXL Freshman Freestyle performance of this with the quick finalized preview that circulated around the net weeks ago, Desiigner releases the highly anticipated "Timmy Turner".  And... it's everything you thought it would be.  #Banger.
Press play::

Sidebar :: Zoom in the artwork and you'll see the script "Hands up don't shoot".  Solid.

Video :: JoHn Muir | ScHoolboy Q

Named after the middle school Q attended in LA, the highly rotated (on my end) JoHn Muir now has a visual.  Continuing with the 'story' of the 'Blank Face' LP, take a ride through a day in South Central which ultimately displays another vicious cycle that continues to decay our communities.  
Watch below:: 

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Monday, July 18, 2016

{Listen} :: Currensy flips Erykah Badu's 'Otherside of the Game' into his own with "Good Cop, Bad Cop"

While it's no surprise that Spitta has dropped new music, as he does again and again and again, this time the record stemmed for a specific reason.  With the reoccurring police brutality infesting across the country, Spitta took it to the studio to share his own experience.  What makes this so much sweeter?  He delivers it over one of Erykah's best and smoothest tracks, "Other side of the Game".  
Vibe out... Press Play::

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Joe Budden releases a Powerful visual for his Freestyle over Beyonce's "Freedom"

Philando Castile told him he had a weapons permit
Was murdered moments after without a complexion permit...
2016 for Blacks in America... and we're just 7 months in.  Smh.
This is Powerful Budden; hits the heart.  #BlackLivesMatter.
 Press play.  

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{Watch} 20 Years later... the Spice Girls "Wannabe" video gets a Feminist makeover #GIRLPower

Wow... time flies.  20 years ago, The Spice Girls (top 3 fav girl band ever) stepped onto the scene and skyrocketed with their single 'Wannabe'.  With their enforced motto of #GirlPower, here in 2016.. you can find the video revamped for the #WhatIReallyReallyWant campaign.  This time around... not only enthusiastically fun, but with an intense message.  Watch below::

Picture Me Rollin | Nipsey Hussle x Overdoz

FLAMES. Riding music. Produced by Mike and Keys, Tariqbeats, and rance1500; co produced by Jake one.  I only wish it was longer.  Released yesterday during #MarathonMondays.  Press play.

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{Listen} DJ Jazzy Jeff x MICK "Summertime Vol. 7"

Here's the seventh edition of the 'Summertime' mixtape via DJ Jazzy Jeff x MICK. Man oh man. If only I could have been at a cookout hearing this entire set or a function in general. This is my kinda playlist :-D-  from Chubb Rock's "Just the two of us" to Hall & Oates "Can't go For That" ...and well that Aaliyah/Purple Rain mash up was just symbolic and beautiful.  Kickback and enjoy.

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{Watch} Short Film :: ScHoolboy Q- Tookie Knows II (Part 2) & Black THougHts (Part 3)

Q released a three part visual for his 'Blank Face' LP, out now.  A story of one of the sad realities in our community.  The cycle... especially with 'Black THougHts'.  In continuation from the first visual posted last month, watch the second and final installment below::

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{Entertaining} Watch :: In this interview, Schoolboy Q answers as many questions as he can in 60 seconds

If you follow Q on Snapchat, you're already aware he's a jokester.  That spills over into entertaining interviews too.  'Deez Nuts'.  Check it out::  

Video :: Oh Yeah | Cam'ron x Juelz Santana

Check my dresser….
I’m the best dresser.

I was a little reserved before pressing play.. but after listening.. this joint is kinda hard- with lyrics, of course, in true Cam fashion as you see above...

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Video :: Big Emblem Benz | Father

Man purse with a fxckin snub in it...
One of my favorites from the album, Father hits the desert with beauty Awful mate Abra for a quick ride of mischief.  'I'm a Piece of Shit' is out now.  Watch below::

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Video :: Sledgehammer | Rihanna

When the artwork matches the liberation of the track accurately. When every single aspect of a song hits your {my} soul. This. Since the release of this record on Monday, I have played it at least 300 times.  #NoExaggeration.  At high volume levels.  You can imagine my excitement that in just days, the visual was released.   Rihanna is making music history again as this is the first ever IMAX music video debut.  "Sledgehammer" serves as the lead track for the upcoming Star Trek Beyond film.  Written by Sia, this enlivening baby can be heard on TV's all over as it is featured on the commercial trailer.
Check out the music video below::  

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Video :: Layers | Royce da 5'9 x Pusha T x Rick Ross

Angelic. When a song is so captivating, you can’t find the words. ..
*insert all flames… golden instruments… blue skies… the purest of white.
Don’t waste time ranking the verses, just enjoy the masterpiece ::

***UPDATE from 04/06/2016 post- Lyric Video Added.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Motivation Mondays :: Jesse Williams BET award acceptance speech Transcript

Peace peace.  Thank you, Debra.  Thank you, BET.  Thank you Nate Parker, Harry and Debbie Allen for participating in that .

Before we get into it, I just want to say I brought my parents out tonight.  I just want to thank them for being here, for teaching me to focus on comprehension over career, and that they make sure I learn what the schools were afraid to teach us.  And also thank my amazing wife for changing my life.
Now, this award – this is not for me.  This is for the real organizers all over the country – the activists, the civil rights attorneys, the struggling parents, the families, the teachers, the students that are realizing that a system built to divide and impoverish and destroy us cannot stand if we do.
 It’s kind of basic mathematics – the more we learn about who we are and how we got here, the more we will mobilize.

Now, this is also in particular for the black women in particular who have spent their lifetimes dedicated to nurturing everyone before themselves.  We can and will do better for you.
Now, what we’ve been doing is looking at the data and we know that police somehow manage to deescalate, disarm and not kill white people everyday.  So what’s going to happen is we are going to have equal rights and justice in our own country or we will restructure their function and ours.
 Now… I got more y’all – yesterday would have been young Tamir Rice’s 14th birthday so I don’t want to hear anymore about how far we’ve come when paid public servants can pull a drive-by on 12 year old playing alone in the park in broad daylight, killing him on television and then going home to make a sandwich.  Tell Rekia Boyd how it’s so much better than it is to live in 2012 than it is to live in 1612 or 1712. Tell that to Eric Garner.  Tell that to Sandra Bland. Tell that to Dorian Hunt.

Now the thing is, though, all of us in here getting money – that alone isn’t gonna stop this.  Alright, now dedicating our lives, dedicating our lives to getting money just to give it right back for someone’s brand on our body when we spent centuries praying with brands on our bodies, and now we pray to get paid for brands on our bodies.
There has been no war that we have not fought and died on the front lines of.  There has been no job we haven’t done.  There is no tax they haven’t leveed against us – and we’ve paid all of them.  But freedom is somehow always conditional here. “You’re free,” they keep telling us. But she would have been alive if she hadn’t acted so… free.
Now, freedom is always coming in the hereafter, but you know what, though, the hereafter is a hustle. We want it now.

And let’s get a couple things straight, just a little sidenote – the burden of the brutalized is not to comfort the bystander.  That’s not our job, alright – stop with all that.  If you have a critique for the resistance, for our resistance, then you better have an established record of critique of our oppression. If you have no interest, if you have no interest in equal rights for black people then do not make suggestions to those who do.  Sit down.
We’ve been floating this country on credit for centuries, yo, and we’re done watching and waiting while this invention called whiteness uses and abuses us, burying black people out of sight and out of mind while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment like oil – black gold, ghettoizing and demeaning our creations then stealing them, gentrifying our genius and then trying us on like costumes before discarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit.  The thing is though… the thing is that just because we’re magic doesn’t mean we’re not real.

Me in front as Marge Smallwood... expression and all... displays an accurate account of my reaction to his speech last night.  Along with watery eyes...

S.o. to Genius for the transcript.  If you haven't seen/heard the actual footage, click here.

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Goodbye | Kid Cudi

The angels they protect me
From the horror in my dome...

The energy and delivery in this record from all angles is phenomenal and to open it up with the legendary monologue from Bishop (Pac) in 'Juice'... is just.. *sigh.
Pink Floyd's "Goodbye Cruel World" on the flip.  Take a listen below::
This shit is so twilight zone...

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NY's Penn Station could possibly be getting a Roller Coaster?

via AE Superlab
New York… it just gets sweeter and sweeter here.

There have been talks of spicing up Manhattan’s world-renowned Penn Station.  It’s always uber busy (including any time I’ve been in there myself).  So busy that you may not even pay attention to how raggedy and poverty stricken the place is.  Anthony Bourdain is said to have once referred to it as ‘the bowels of New York City’.  I can see the correlation…

However, a new proposal by AE Superlabs has seemed to make way.  Referred to as ‘The Halo’, the 1200 ft. tall structure would integrate into Madison Square Garden (or Farley post office building) becoming one of the biggest and fastest tower rides in the world.  This location, which is just one block west of the station, is said to allow The Halo to offer varying degrees of intensity (i.e. thrill seeking and sightseeing) along with having 5 multi-colored rings .. representing NY’s 5 boroughs.

Their goal is to make this more than just a ride. AE Superlab has visions of making this ‘New York’s high tech version of the Eiffel Tower’.

With something as fascinating as this next to the station, the city can’t help but to be tempted to do a little tidying up of the place… right?  Let’s see how this turns out.

To read more, visit CNTraveler

{Watch} Short Film :: ScHoolboy Q - By Any Means: Part (1)

via MicrophoneBully
The first installment of the multi-part visual.  As we countdown to the release of Q's 'Blank Face' LP... watch below:: 

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First Began | PJ Morton

No one makes me feel the way you do.
and I don't know what I'd do
without you
and that's no lie...

Like the first time I ever saw your smile
I want that feeling again
Let's be the way we were when we first began.
There is no other way to describe this but.... LOVE.

TRILLECTRO 2016 Lineup | August 27 | Columbia, MD

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Video : Song For the Dead | Thundercat

Smell the space dust.  Find your way home.
Although, this has dropped a year from the initial release of Thundercat's album 'The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam', the effects of the project and its contents are still the same.  In conjunction with Adult Swim and Australian artist Ry No, here's the video for 'Song For the Dead'.  

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Come Through and Chill | Miguel

Put your sweats on for me...

You know how Miguel does.  Another sexy mellow jam released for the masses.
The title is self explanatory.  Listen below:: 

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Made in America 2016 Lineup | September 3 - 4 | Philadelphia, PA

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Obey Your Verse:: Missy Elliott, Tupac Shakur, & J.Cole on new SPRITE can series

SPRITE has returned for their second 'Obey Your Verse' campaign, this time around featuring Tupac, J. Cole, and Missy Elliott.  As with the last campaign, this series will highlight a total of 16 cans with lyrics from each artist on their own.  

The campaign will run through the peak of the summer from June 20 through August 15.  Visit SPRITE's official Tumblr page for more photos!  

{WATCH} Trailer :: 'All Eyez on Me' Tupac Biopic

Released fittingly on Tupac's 45th birthday last week (RIP), here's the first look at the official trailer for the 'All Eyez on Me' biopic... set for release in theaters this November.

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Video :: This is What You Came For | Calvin Harris x Rihanna

strikes every time she moves...

Calvin Harris and Rihanna follow up years later to their smash club hit "We Found Love" with their latest effort, "This Is What You Came For". The visual, centered solely around Rihanna, displays the pop star dancing in a world of her own surrounded by neon lights. Watch below::
And everybody’s watching her
But she’s looking at you...

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No English |Juicy J x Travis Scott (Prod. by. TM88 and Lex Luger)

img via inyaearhiphop

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Feel Like I Do | Disclosure x Al Green

via Disclosure twitter

Disclosure, who if you don't know may recognize from their hit mainstream song 'Latch' w/ Sam Smith, announced a surprise EP yesterday... which dropped at Midnight.  'Moog for Love' features this sweetly done merge of Al Green's 'Still in Love With You' into the listed track 'Feel Like I do'.  Soulectro type vibes for sure.  Catch the groove below::

My Ego | Tyler, the Creator

Same niggas laugh when you making shit
Then three years later wanna emulate the shit you did...

via ashamartin IG

During the uniquely executed premier of the 1st Golf Wang Fashion Show, Tyler performed a brand new unreleased song entitled 'My Ego'- a record that addresses 'media' issues, success, swagger jacking, and the still prolonged tension between he and his former friends in Odd Future.  *Sigh.  It stings sometimes to hear them throw jabs at one another, but sometimes it's the inevitable...
Anywho... I missed these keys.  Tyler, another album please.
Take a listen to rip directly from the show below:: 

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Video :: Really Got It | Jerreau

The real is back
How real is that

Ohio’s Own.. Jerreau.. drops a new visual from his current album, ‘Never How You Plan’. Heavy horns and everyday life in his home town (city). LeBron James, who has cosigned Fly Union as a group and Jerreau as a solo artist for years, makes several appearances throughout via forms of media. If you haven’t checked out the album yet, don't sleep.  Click the link below.
In the meantime, watch the video:

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