Saturday, November 26, 2011
I know I'm more than a month late but I finally got the chance to watch the 60 Minutes Special on Steve Jobs in which Walter Issacson gets interviewed. Issacson was the one who Jobs picked to write his biography. We get a slice into his personal life and learn a lot about the man who made Apple what it is today. The first part is above and the second part is below.
Over the past few years hip-hop’s gone askew, weighted towards disposable music and dishonest emcees. DMV standout Lyriciss is here to to help right those wrongs with his new quickstrike project, The Balance EP: Respect. The project contains four original and hard-hitting selections. Respect is the first of four EPs from Lyriciss’ The Balance series. Keep an eye out for the second EP, Money, due to drop in early 2012.
Phil The Thrill releases his long awaited album, Barely Awake. Barely Awake features production from a lot of talented up and coming producers. Barely Awake covers multiple topics such as love, suicide, reflection on life and many more. If you have never heard of Phil The Thrill, this is the perfect way to not only get to know who is Phil The Thrill (the artist) but Phil Frazier (the man). I really enjoyed this mixtape and here are the tracks to prove my point.
Mike Posner is that dude! Last week he released this mixtape in order to promote his next album entitled Sky High. I guess after 31 MInutes To Takeoff, it's an appropriate name for his second official album. Although Mike Posner is not going to blow you away with his singing he still arranges and makes some of the catchiest songs. With this mixtape he labeled each song with either a drive to this, vibe to this, fuck to this, or something else. You get this picture. And he's right on. So here are 5 tracks for you then enjoy the mixtape. It's a must have. The mixtape also features artists like Big K.R.I.T., Twista, Bun B, Casey Veggies, CyHi Da Prynce, and more.
Shut Up ft. Rusko (Drive to This)
Hey Lady ft. Twista (Fuck to This)
Attitudes ft. Casey Veggies (Blaze to This)
Room 925 ft. Cyhi Da Prynce (Fuck to This)
A Perfect Mess
1. The Layover ft. Don Cannon
2. Wonderwall ft. Big K.R.I.T. (Drive to This)
3. Shut Up ft. Rusko (Drive to This)
4. Henny & Purple ft. Slim Thug (Smoke & Drive to This)
5. Looks Like Sex [Snippet] (Pull a Bad Bitch to This)
6. Rocket Man ft. Bun B (Fly to This)
7. Blackout Remix (Pre-Game to This)
8. Hey Lady ft. Twista (Fuck to This)
9. Marauder Music ft. Blackbear (Drive in the Dark to This)
10. Long Time (Vibe to This)
11. They Call Me ft. Bei Maejor (Ride to This)
12. 21 Days (Chill to This)
13. Attitdues ft. Casey Veggies (Blaze to This)
14. Traveling Man (Reminisce to This)
15. On Fire (Drug Dealer Girl Part II) ft. Machine Gun Kelly (Rage To This)
16. Room 925 ft. Cyhi Da Prynce (Fuck to This)
17. Mittens Up ft. Elzhi & Dusty McFly (Represent Your Shit to This)
18. A Perfect Mess (Think to This)
19. Rolling in the Deep (Fall Asleep to This)
20. The Scientist (Fall Asleep to This)
21. Echo ft. Michael Franti and rjd2 (Fall Asleep to This)
Within the past two weeks I had someone email me making sure I listened to this mixtape and I also had my cousin try to put me on this. I say try just because I had the mixtape ready to listen on my iTunes but was not done. Also, little did I know I had already posted one song from this dude. Logic is a 21 year old emcee from Maryland who wants the fame for being lyrical and I think he will get it and not disappoint. I first thought I was going to not like this dude just because the mixtape itself has 22 tracks but I also did not skip anything. Even the skit was dope to listen to. If you're into new talent and checking out lyrical content with some swag then check it out. Here are 5 tracks that I really like and most definitely download when you are done listening.
All I Do
Let Me Go Ft. Lykke Li
Growing Pains II
Friday, November 25, 2011
Check out the latest video for Snoop and Wiz off the soundtrack for their new movie entitled Mac & Devin Go To High School. The resemblance is incredible.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
WHEW! I know the title may seem ignorant and you have a rapper named Gunplay from MMG but nonetheless if you trying to bump to something then this it it.
Bitches, Swangerz & Candy
Monday, November 21, 2011
This is the first project that I've ever listened to from The Bronx's finest, Fred The Godson. After he started making some noise with a couple features, especially that toast song with Jadakiss, I started to listen to more. He flows. Has punchlines. And he could put together a good mixtape. I definitely forgot he was once on the XXL Freshman cover but I'm sure I saw him on there and gave him the side eye. But now some time later I'm jamming to his mixtape. Check it out as it features Diddy, Vado, Pusha T, Meek Mill, Cory Gunz, Miaino, and more.
Doves Fly Ft. Pusha T
Long Way To Go
Rain In The Water
Monique's Room (I Don't Give A Fuck)
Head Banger Ft. Vado
The AMA's were last night and in my honest opinion this was the best performance and the only performance worthy of putting up. At the end you can get the sense that they're having fun and just wanted everyone to have a good time. Even Justin Bieber got in on the action.
Here's the situation. This dog is being summoned by it's owner to come up the stairs but there is a cat at the top of the stairs that the dog is scared of. Just look at the hesitation of the dog and then ultimately deciding that it's not worth it.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Even with the recent release of his album, Ace Hood is not going to stop hustling hard. He's ready for to join the mixtape circuit and already has gotten a track with none other than Rick Ross.
I said I see some ladies in here tonight I might marry. The "love" song that's on TM 103. Even though Andre's verse is like a year and a half old it's cool.
The songs starts out with the NFL theme. Don't know if it's still the theme on one of these networks but some of H'Town's finest get on this track. Texas tatted on my arm, Houston on my back.
I've really been trying so hard not to like his songs but I'm failing. Not that I want to see him fail but when I first heard this I passed on it. Now there's a remix, beat is bumping, and I'm over here rapping "A bitch gon' be a bitch."
Ain't No Way Around It Remix