Saturday, January 14, 2012
That woman above is Jessica Gomes. Although you may not who she is, you have definitely heard her voice saying "Maybach Music" and more on MMG affiliated tracks. She's a model and has been identified. Now we're waiting to hear more details about how in the hell she got together with Rick Ross.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
"You gon have to suck my muthafuckin dick , muthafucka when my dick get hard muthafucka" Someone thought it would be great to make a best of the Scared Straight series in 1999. Definitely some funny material. You may have tears in your eyes from laughing so hard.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
WickLow has been impersonating Rick Ross for some time now and he's back at it again with another spoof diss against Jeezy. Definitely funny and something you should check out. Wale put on a hairnet, that's nasty.
Mark Ronsons Ft. Erykah Badu, Trombone Shorty, Mos Def, Zigaboo Modeliste, and Members of The Dap Kings-A La Modeliste
Mark Ronson gets all these artists together to make a great sounding song for New Orleans. Your mama don't wear no drawers, we was there when she took 'em off. Oh boy. I definitely need to get to New Orleans this year.
One of the latest editions of the Shit Says series. This guy gives us a bunch of shit nobody says such as "I miss faxing" and "I miss my modem." Pretty funny and definitely right on because no one says any of this shit.
14th - Hide Yourself EP by 14th
I'm late as shit with this since it's a Xmas song but he definitely had nice song in he makes a list of his wishes for Xmas 2011. Still relevant for now so check it out.
A Wonderful XMas Time
Chris Akinyemi is back with another single that he's pushing out there to the masses. I would definitely say give this a try. The first time I jammed Chris it was to his other single "Radio" which you can also check out below.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Creepy ass video but of course there's a meaning behind everything you watch. If you really want that meaning then on over to the following link.
Octopus though?! Come on!
Here is the official video for Tyga's "Rack City." Tyga's album should see a release later this month. Yes surprising that someone other than Wayne, Birdman, Minaj, or Drake is putting out an album.
As you all probably already know, Jay Z and Beyonce had their baby daughter on 1/7/12. A couple days later and we have the first record from Papa Hov that features young Blue Ivy Carter. As I said already, I want to be as happy as he sounds whenever I have a child.
Do I know who Scotty Boi is? Nope. But with the MMG boss and Bronx's finest featured on the track I had to check it out. It's tough.
If you don't know where this is coming from then you need to listen to Stay Schemin' and most specifically Drake's verse. Props to Winston for lacing my facebook with this.
This joint bumps. I don't know why I'm not hearing too much from it or why it's not being pushed as the next single for his album but oh well. I don't make those decisions. Check it out.
Don't Wake Me Up
The Dream is preparing to drop an album this year and hopefully he stays true to his word. After giving us his free album this past fall I'm ready for another one asap. Check this out because it sounds like some vintage Dream music.
What is this?! Maybach Music!! I don't know what's really going on with these three. Don't know where it's appearing but I'm all about it. My bitch bad, looking like a bag of money.
Bag Of Money
Monday, January 9, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Okay ladies and gentlemen, for the first time ever I'm writing about my own personal opinion of what I thought the top 10 albums of 2011 were. I'll start with a few Honorable Mentions and then I'll get the countdown going from 10 to 1, 1 being my top pick. Okay let's begin.
Mayer Hawthorne, How Do You Do
Mayer Hawthorne is a great example of what Blue Eyed Soul is supposed to sound like. Some of the stand out songs on the album in my opinion were "No Strings" "Get To Know You" and "A Long Time." I really think that you can just press play and just get lost in whatever era the music takes you back to. It also gets a honorable mention nod because I saw him live this year and was just amazed by how well he sounded live.
Young Jeezy, Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition
The album was pretty damn good in my opinion but since it was a late release it can't be really high on my list. I jammed it a lot and definitely enjoyed some of the ignorant greatness that appears on songs like "Supafreak" and "All We Do." Overall I just enjoyed what Jeezy gave us after waiting for so damn long after The Recession. The documentary that was released with the album was pretty damn good as well. It told a story that I definitely did not know about Jeezy and his background.
J. Cole, Cole World: The Sideline Story
J. Cole had a dollar and a dream and his dreams came true. We all knew the story of J. Cole and how he's from the 'Ville and how he met Jay Z so when the tracks starting coming he was definitely killing it. Unfortunately he did not go as hard as his featured guest appearances on other artists' tracks but it was great listening to what he was concocting all this time. He got signed, seemed to have some struggle with releasing a single but then everything turned out well with "In The Morning" "Mr. Nice Watch" "Lost Ones" and more. It's an uplifting story and hopefully next time around we see J. Cole rip other beats apart instead of his own.
Allen Stone, Allen Stone
I have no words for how great this R&B man is. I seriously don't so just peep this video and you'll understand why he made the top 10. FYI, I've also seen him perform live twice already. Once at the Time Warner Center when no one knew he was and then at SOB's this past November. He knows how to have fun and to use his songs to make sure everyone is enjoying themselves. Oh and I'll say that he has the best singing voice ever. Stand out tracks include "Unaware" "Your Eyes" and "The Wind."
Kendrick Lamar, Section.80
Props to Modi for putting me on to Kendrick before the masses. I was addicted to "P&P 1.5" and "Michael Jordan" from Overly Dedicated so it was only right that with his digital release I was going to be addicted again. Although I have not gotten the opportunity to see him live this album definitely affirmed that Hip Hop had power behind lyrics. I actually believe that he belongs in another era but that's neither here nor there. Some of the stand out tracks on there were "Ronald Reagan Era" "Fuck Your Ethnicity" "Keisha's Song (Her Pain)" and "HiiiPower." But who am I kidding, I just literally listed all the tracks and had to edit it down to 4. Just jam that album if you have not.
Lloyd, King Of Hearts
For some reason whenever Lloyd and Lil Wayne combine to make tracks it's always a favorite of mine. Although Wayne was only narrating during the featured track, Lloyd sang his ass off about missing that pussy!!! But seriously you might see this on my list and probably forget tracks like "Cupid" and "Lay It Down." Definitely an album that has bangers for the dudes, ladies, clubs, bedroom, and more. While I still wonder how Lloyd sings in that voice which almost sounds like a woman at times, he still comes with heat. He definitely didn't disappoint with the featured guests either.
Chris Brown, F.AM.E
One word. Deuces. Three words. She Ain't You. Four words. Look At Me Now. Chris Brown was done with his Sorry Campaign and went back to making music that we all appreciate. Even that "Yeah 3X" was definitely something that was jamming in the clubs or parties you went to. Then you fast forwarded to glow stick nightclubs to hear that "Beautiful People." I'm sure if any of the songs I just mentioned came on you would just jam out with your cock out. Yes you too ladies. My favorite slleper song on the album though is "Should've Kissed You." I'm pretty sure there were some females I should have kissed.
Robin Thicke, Love After War
To be honest, I think I've jammed this album at least 12 times. Not only is this dude married to Paula Patton but he can sing his ass off and make great R&B music. I don't know if it was because of the weather or it was because of the mood that I'm in but this album could definitely have you thinking about future possible boos with the quickness. It just has a grown up vibe to it that many of these young fuckers can't relate to. I don't expect "Mission" to come on and have the young female undergrads know what to do. Even with "Dangerous" I could relate to in which he warns females not to get caught up because they might just fall in love. But my favorite track on there is "I Don't Know How It Feels to Be U" because it's something that I could just imagine saying to my wife one day while we slow dance. (Extra soft I know but whatever)
Drake, Take Care
The only thing I would have loved to see different on this album is have Bun B on "Underground Kings." Other than that this album rocks. I could kid around about how soft it is with the singing, or how he has a lot of female issues and what not but who else is keeping it funky with his fan base like this? No one else. It took a lot of discussions with people for me to understand what was going on with this album and just his whole persona in general. He's winning, he can rap, he can sing, he's a talented dude. Do I sing when "Shot For Me" comes on? Hell yeah. Do we make sure our women show "Crew Love?" Hell yea...Hell yeah fucking right we do. I just think when albums start imitating what I'm going through in life then I have to love it.
When a good thing goes bad it’s not the end of the world
It’s just the end of a world, that you had with one girl
"1+1" was and is still my fucking jam. Cot damn! In my opinion this is the best album she has put on. It has every type of song you need in life. Slow joints for the hubby/wifey, ex boo, backyard parties, dance shows, appearances on Good Day NY, dance groups, and more. And she did all this while pregnant or expecting. She's a beast and it's fucking great. Also it's not bad when I can jam albums in front of my family and not have to worry about curses or other bullshit ass lyrics. This album is too damn good. I would have put Jay Z somewhere on there for a remix just to show how nice they were as a power Hip Hop/R&B couple. Goodness.
Jay-Z & Kanye West, Watch The Throne
Two of Hip Hop's biggest artist got together to make a fucking album. OH YEAH!!! When word came out that these two were going to move all their shit to Paris and start making songs for a joint album no one knew what to expect. We all heard "H.A.M" and was thoroughly disappointed with the bullshit Lex Luger beat. There were expectations not being met but they knew what was going on. With no leaks of any records you simply had to wait for the album to come out digitally on whatever date it was. The day came and I was in heaven. "Niggas In Paris" has become THE FUCKING SONG to play at any get together, office, party, or whatever. The album represents the luxurious lifestyle they both live after working so hard to get there. If there is one line to summarize what this album is about then it's "If you escaped what I’ve escaped, you’d be in Paris getting fucked up too." Exactly my point. And oh not to mention this video below of a man singing the damn song on a NYC Train. LET'S GO JAY!!!
I know damn well that everyone that is reading this has caught themselves singing, at the top of their lungs, "NEVER MIND I'LL FIND!!! SOMEONE LIKE YOOOUUUUUUUUUUUU." After her debut album I hoped and prayed that she did not bomb her second album. She definitely did not disappoint. While going through a breakup she definitely put that pain and energy into making timeless music. No one touched her this year with musical talents. She's going to win Grammy's left and right because no one can literally sit down and hear the album and say it sucks. There are definitely tracks on there that could just have you shedding tears and wiping nose snot away. I don't listen to the album that much because it just puts me in a dark, sad place but when I do I appreciate every second of her beautiful voice. Hopefully I see her live and then date her, marry her and she'll have another album dedicated to me. I can only dream.
After getting his album pushed back due to "health" reasons I thought we wouldn't be getting content from Ross. But oh was I wrong. After listening to this mixtape there is no way you will keep underestimating the type of work he puts in. This sounds like an album with classic production. He did not disappoint and he definitely got the support he needed from Diddy, Drake, Styles P, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Pharrell, Wale, and more. Here are 4 tracks to get a preview of what I'm talking about. When you hear Drake's verse on "Stay Schemin" you'll only be yelling BITCH YOU WASNT WITH ME SHOOTING IN THE GYM!!
Holy Ghost (Feat. Diddy)
F*ck Em (Feat. 2 Chainz & Wale) [Prod. By Academy Productionz]
I Swear To God [Prod. By Beat Billionaire]
Stay Schemin (Feat. Drake & French Montana) [Prod. By The Beat Bully]