Saturday, December 15, 2012

Mike Posner - "Heaven"

Mike Posner dedicates this one to those affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary tradegy. I wanted to do SOMETHING for the families and I didn’t know what else to do. Ed Sheeran’s guitar played at the exact moment I heard about the tragedy. The song came out of me faster than any before. It felt wrong not to share it. I hope this finds its way to the proper ears at the proper time. God Bless you. I’m so grateful to be alive. Maybe this terrible day will make sense in Heaven.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Freeway's Manbeard Lotion Infomercial (funny)


Freddie Gibbs tells the breakfast club he is no longer CTE.



Young Jeezy later responeded...

"Freddie is a talented artist and I decided that it’s time to press reset on my career and business ventures. I have no doubt that Freddie will go on to be everything I believe he can be, and I wish him the best in his career. This is a fresh start for the CTE brand as we re-launch it. This is why I chose to wipe the slate clean and create an outlet to support and nurture new artists to the best of my ability."

Sunday, December 9, 2012

50 Things You Did'nt Know About Nas

He was offered and declined an audition for the lead in Save The Last Dance. He did Illmatic's "N.Y. State of Mind" in one take. His daughter Destiny is listed as an Executive Producer on Stillmatic so she can always receive royalty checks from the album. He sold a painting he had just completed for $14,000 at Art Basel Miami. The profits went to charity. Large Professor would bring Nas to studio sessions during the making of Eric B. & Rakim's Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em. Russell Simmons thought Illmatic would be a commercial flop, and that Nas sounded too much like Kool G Rap. He wrote a screenplay called Scared and put up his own money to hire a cast and crew to shoot the film. He claims to have a copy of it on VHS but never intends to release it. His advance was worth $17,000 after signing with Columbia Records He used to call himself Kid Wave. "Live Nigga Rap" was originally Mobb Deep's record for Hell on Earth, but Nas bought it from them so he could use it on It Was Written. Columbia Records had to redesign Nas' website in 1996 after the bulletin board section became overrun with racist messages. It Was Written was supposed to be produced entirely by Marley Marl, but the idea fell through when Nas heard unfinished songs on the radio. 50 Cent was briefly in Nas' Firm crew, but left after it didn't work out. The original version of "Ether" was produced by Swizz Beatz. God's Son originally was an all-out battle record with Nas dissing nearly every popular rapper at the time, but he reconsidered and scrapped all of the songs. He admits he messed up a lyric on "The Set Up" because he was too high. To get the stars amped up, Hype Williams would have Nas, DMX, and others run around a building during the filming of Belly. Ill Will introduced Nas to Chinese food by telling him to stick a plate out his window and dropping the food from the apartment above him. He was supposed to be on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill but couldn't make the studio sessions. Illmatic was so heavily bootlegged that MC Serch claims they found a garage with 60,000 copies of bootleg Illmatic albums before the album's release. He got rid of his Lexus because he wanted to get a better car than Jay-Z's. He recorded "Ghetto Dreams" on a handheld mic rather with a traditional studio booth set-up. Mobb Deep formally introduced Nas to Raekwon and Ghostface Killah. "Nas Is Like" almost didn't happen because DJ Premier had planned on throwing out the record with the sample on it. He meet Kelis at Cipriani in 2002 during Diddy's MTV VMAs afterparty. During the height of his feud with Jay-Z, Nas called the Roots "sambos," "hypocrites," and "porch monkeys" on Hot 97 for performing with Jay on MTV's Unplugged. I Am was supposed to have skits, but before Nas could record them someone walked into the studio with a bootleg copy of the album. He had to talk Pete Rock into singing the chorus on "The World Is Yours" after Rock initially refused. He lived in Crown Heights, Brooklyn before he lived in Queensbridge. The original version of "Ether" featured the line, "It should've been you in that plane crash"—referring to the plane crash Aaliyah died in. Kelis' father was also a jazz musician who played in the same bands as Nas' father. According to Carmen Bryant, Nas would disappear: She once found him in his "secret" Long Island apartment with pages of rhymes everywhere. He recorded a different verse for Fat Joe's "John Blaze" that's never been heard. When Steve Stoute first went to Queensbridge looking for Nas, Jungle pulled a gun on him. According to Prodigy, Mike Delorean from Bars-N-Hooks once had a physical fight with Nas at Sony Studios. After having nothing decent to wear to the 1995 Source Awards and then watching Biggie win all of the major awards, he was convinced that he had to make a change. Raekwon helped Nas formulate his verse for "Verbal Intercourse." Acccording to Carmen Bryant, one of the reasons Nas didn't sign to Bad Boy was because Craig Mack was creating problems. Salaami Remi got Nas and Funk Master Flex on the phone to squash the beef between him and Hot 97. He played the trumpet when he was six but his father took it away for fear it would disfigure his lips. He's recorded several sequels to his most popular records, but never released them because he thought they weren't as good as the originals. He had to convince his daughter to avoid getting involved when Kelis started taking shots at him during their marital problems. He originally wanted his favorite singer Denise Williams to do the hook on "Street Dreams (Remix)." Nas originally didn't want the Trackmasters as producers because of their mainstream sound. He was scared of being labeled a "sellout" The first time he met Kelis, he said, "I've been wanting to make you my wife for all these years." He lists Reasonable Doubt as one of his favorite albums. He's a fan of the HBO show Girls. He cried when he heard 2Pac diss him on "Against All Odds." After not speaking to Nas for a year, Carmen Byrant heard "Ether" and "Superugly," called Nas, and said she loved him. His daughter Destiny helped him with choruses and gave him words to rap about on Stillmatic.

My Favorite Rap Album...Ever

I recently admited that my favorite rap album ever was not the usual "illmatic" or "Ready to Die" but none other than Kanye West's "The College Dropout". It recently was placed in Complex.com's "25 albums in the last decade that deserve CLASSIC status". Here is what they had to say.. With the right narrative, anything is possible, and on Kanye West's debut, one of the most enduring stories catapulted a barely-known beatmaker from soundtracking Jay-Z LPs to becoming an international superstar and one of the rap's heroes. Kanye wasn't anyone's idea of a major rapper when he first emerged; he didn't have dexterous lyrical skills required of the underground, but a consummate self-confidence reminiscent of gangster rap's biggest personalities that made up for it. He transformed his self-awareness (and a potent sense of humor) intro strengths, humanizing himself on tracks that looked to his humble beginnings ("Spaceship") and personal hardships ("Through the Wire") in order to paint a picture of an artist with a singular perspective. Not only did it jumpstart a career of one of the art form's most significant artists, but it cleared a lane for so many others as well. — DD
For better or for worse, it looks like the people of Cuba won’t be hearing Reggaeton anytime soon. The Cuban government has officially banned all Reggaeton music, citing its “aggressive, sexually obscene lyrics” and tendency to depict women as “grotesque sexual objects.” Vistel ColumbiĆ© of the Cuban Music Institute said of the decision, “We are in the process of purging music catalogues with the aim of eradicating practices that, in their content, stray from the legitimacy of Cuban popular culture.” Meanwhile, dancehall beats with excessive airhorns are still perfectly legal in the U.S. [via TheAtlanticWire]
Judging by the fact that the music video for his song "Gangnam Style" is the most-viewed video on YouTube ever, it's pretty safe to say that South Korean rapper Psy has been fully embraced by the American public. He's even set to perform the National Building Museum's Christmas in Washington concert this Sunday, which will have President Obama in attendance. Everyone loves Psy! But does he love all of us? This is unclear—according to Mediaite, about eight years ago, Psy wasn't so much rapping about the trendy Gangnam district of Seoul, South Korea, as much as he was rapping about killing and torturing American soldiers and their families. Yikes. It reportedly happened during a 2004 protest against the U.S. presence in Iraq following the beheading of a Korean missionary by Islamist extremists. Psy and other popular Korean musicians participated in the performance of the song "Dear American" by Korean band N.E.X.T. - and when Psy's turn came, he rapped the following: Kill those fucking Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives Kill those fucking Yankees who ordered them to torture Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers Kill them all slowly and painfully Double yikes. Additionally, in 2002 Psy participated in a concert protesting the presence of 37,000 American troops in Korea, where his performance consisted of him in gold-face paint lifting a miniature "American tank" and smashing it to the ground as the audience cheered. As of now, Psy is still scheduled to perform at the Christmas concert in Washington this weekend - but there's no denying that people are outraged about this development. Mostly Twitter, because that's where everyone goes when they have strong feelings about anything ever.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Fight the Common Cold and Drink a Beer! (Henry Weinhards)

If you're looking for a new method for fighting that cold that comes along with the change in season, a new study has one for you—drink a lot of beer. The study, which was cited by Tokyo-based Sapporo Breweries, claims that a key ingredient found in beer can help fight cold symptoms, as well as sicknesses found in children. Researchers at Sapporo Medical University say that the compound humulone is effective in fighting against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which can cause cold-like symptoms in adults and pneumonia and bronchitis in infants and children. Humulone can be found in hops, which is used to give beer its bitter taste. Here's the thing: you'd have to get hammered for it to have an impact. There's so little humulone in beer that a person would have to drink 30 12-ounce cans of beer each for anything substantial to happen.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Horseshoe Gang Soul Assassin Radio freestyle

The Horseshoe Gang rolled through Soul Assassins Radio and killed the mic along with Crooked I.

Cross-Trainers (feat. Blu and Kendrick Lamar)

A big west coast banger from Pac Div feat Blu and K.dot

Obama Wins!

President Obama is re-elected.

Loaded Lux Vs. Calicoe

This is what has been refered to as the best rap battle at the best battle event ever. Loaded Lux vs. Calicoe @ Smack/URL's Summer Madness 2!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

adidas Presents | ALL INTERVIEW: MF DOOM



MF DOOM and graff

Dustin Cavazos - A Song That You've Never Sung



Happy birthday to one of my favorite emcees Mr. Dustin Cavazos.
Above is a studio version of A Song That You've Never Sung of his forth coming album In and Out of Sleep.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Meet Billykirk

Billykirk from The Scout on Vimeo.

Very inspirational stuff!

Blake Scale Interview (Mega)

Parked within the industrial outskirts of downtown Los Angeles, I find myself surrounded by an unfamiliar scenery, barely reflecting the stereotypical vision of LA. I catch a glimpse of Black Scale’s Michael Yabut aka MEGA and Alfred De Tagle around the corner of Elm Company headquarters, proudly paying tribute to their well received label with Black Scale gear and a HUF 5-panel, of course. An integral part of HUF’s growth within San Francisco’s streetwear scene, MEGA quickly reflects an inviting personality shared through his experiences in the retail industry and love for the culture. “I love sneakers, I was always hunting for the rare sneaks since 1995. When HUF first opened up in SF it was a shoe boutique releasing all the rare and hard to find sneakers at that time. I was a customer standing in line and calling the shop bugging the boys about the new sneaks that will be coming out. The sneaker scene in the Bay Area is huge and having HUF as one of those outlets to get our sneaks made our lives easier. Being a customer lead to being friends with the HUF crew and that eventually transcended into working at the shop. I would always stop by and see what was going on and one day I asked Kyle Demers and Nao Nogata which were the managers at that time about job openings and both guided me to talk to Keith Hufnagel. Keith and I spoke and he kept me in mind and when Kyle left to New York I got my chance to work at the store.” An understudy, of sorts, to professional skateboarder and HUF owner Keith Hufnagel, MEGA speaks of Keith’s massive influence: “Watching Keith make moves was inspiring. He definitely taught us a lot about the business and being independent within the industry. I feel he made it easy for us to understand the business and industry as a whole. He influenced me in many ways but the main thing I will always take with me is he really cared not just about the business but his team that worked under him. The man’s drive is amazing and being around that makes me push harder. It’s not everyday you meet someone that is willing to teach you the business and also give you the blessing when moving forward. He definitely trusted us with the stores and that in itself made us work harder because he made us feel that we were a part of HUF as a whole.” Sharing an apparent love for fashion and design with his close friend and business partner, MEGA’s graphic integration of unnoticed issues relating to religion, government, identity and death, serve as the template for everything that represents Black Scale as a lifestyle more so than a brand: “The whole aesthetic behind Black Scale has deep meaning that is expressed through simple and classic designs based on our life experiences. We always dreamed about having a clothing line. We never really planned on it till one day my partner Alfred and I thought it was the right time to push out a couple tees. The response we got from our first season was so strong and inspirational that we knew we had a great responsibility on our shoulders to share our experiences with the people.” Of course with any brand comes the integrity involved within the quality of the product that’s engineered. “I feel the materials you use for garments are very important. The quality control and how pieces are constructed are things we are learning now before we release more pieces in the future. We have been searching for quality materials that we feel will go with our future collections. Keeping the classic look with the quality still attached to it.” Sky’s on Pico Street seems like the proper location to continue MEGA’s penchant for philosophical views on just about any subject. A preview of Black Scales upcoming material furthermore exemplifies a strong appreciation for how each of their previous five seasons have come to fruition. “We design with the philosophy that every detail has meaning within the design. Every image, every word & every shape used has meaning.” Focusing on material quality, the scene of exclusivity takes a back seat as MEGA concedes “although die hard customers that love the limited lifestyle disagree with new consumers having accessibility to the brands that were once hard to find, I see more people getting into this lifestyle even in these tough times for stores and brands”. While the scene has steadily slowed down due to over-saturation, cookie-cutter labels, and mainly economic downfalls, it still remains the brainchild of a generation that’s seen tremendous success by a multitude of youthful entrepreneurs whether it be clothiers, artists or media outlets. “It’s great to see the industry grow and I am confident it will grow even larger in the years to come. It’s also great to see the brands grow and become power houses that can compete with the larger brands that have already put a stamp on the marketplace. It’s not the greatest times economically right now but if we ride the wave for a couple years I think the marketplace will boom harder than ever. I feel it’s great to see more customers support what we love and seeing more people on the streets get into what was once a super tight knit circle in every city that represented “in the know” limited lifestyle. “I get inspired by many designers from high end to contemporary to street. It’s amazing to see the big fashion houses look to street artists and vice versa. Our new generation of artists and designers get it, I think everyone is trying to figure out what separates them from others and still keeping it relevant. It’s so many people to name and so many brands to consider I think I will say in the end I like many but I will only wear a few.” With the day coming to a close we arrive at a location nestled away in a Hollywood community shared with some well known personalities, the pad plays host to stacks of HUF fitted’s well into the triple digits and a welcoming environment, reflective of the fellas character. Developed organically with time, Black Scale may owe a portion of its success to the contributers involved in the brands manifestation, but mainly the two head honchos in charge of every aspect of the brand. “All of the designs stem from the original inspirations of the brand. We decide on how each particular design relates to our ideals & how that design is meant to represent our way of thinking. We’re always pushing each other to create new ways to express our collected knowledge to the public. It’s amazing. -Hypebeast

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

#Want

Kaws book Barnes & Noble, 31$

Cut & Show: Levi's Made To Order (Video)

#Want

Rolex Day-Date Watch

Jabari Presents: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Mini) Documentary

The duo recently released their debut album The Heist, so do yourself a favor and get that!

Sex Ed. ?

A teacher at Highland Middle School in Indiana accidentally sent her students a topless photo of herself, and the students were suspended. The class had been using an iPad for a lesson when a folder popped up on the screen. The students innocently clicked on the folder and got a not-so-innocent surprise. It's believed that the teacher's iPhone accidentally synced with the iPad, thus transferring all of her naked picture to the device. Understandably, the parents of the suspended children are pissed. One students, 13-year-old Joshua Troutt, said that a topless photo of his teacher appeared unexpectedly after a classmate pressed a button on the iPad. He added that there was nothing they could do to avoid looking at it, and that his teacher must've pressed a button on her iPhone to make it sync. The school district says it has taken action against the teacher, and because she's still on the staff, that action wasn't termination. How awkward is it for that teacher now? via: The Sun/ www.complex.com

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

TwoTwistedInMiddle: 100 Minutes of West Coast Classics (Mixed by Bootleg Kev)

Bootleg Kev gives us 100 minutes of west coast classics! So just throw this on and dont worry about DJ'ing.

The Audible Doctor "Pre-Med"

The Audible Doctor let loose this 26 min. medly of beats not too long ago, enjoy!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Love Works.

Miles D. of The Daily Robot

Every Where A Million (Live)

I've been sitting on this video for a min. pure talent shown by Objective One.
A day in the life of one of my personal favorites, Sene.

BLU & EXILE - "Maybe one day" from Dirty Science on Vimeo.

The dope duo's first visuals off of their latest album Give me my flowers while I can still smell them

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Overcoming obsticles

Stay focused today, and do what you must so that you can do what you want.

Flying Lotus - Until The Quiet Comes — short film by Kahlil Joseph

LOVE.

To be 100% honest with you...I know not a lot of people like my music. (Which probably means I'm not very good at it). They probably hate seeing/ hearing me talk about it all the time too! (Sorry if that's the case). But I LOVE making music and the word "LOVE" doesn't even do it justice. Picture what YOU love and how much you love it in your head. I LOVE making music just as much as you love what your picturing. Anyway if I died today and you wanted to hear my voice tomorrow, all you'd have to do is press play...and THATS DOPE! May God bless you and what/who you love. Have a good day!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Back and forth with Rocky and the Schoolboy.

The A$AP and TDE representatives talk some shit and smoke some bowls.
A$AP Rocky x Schoolboy Q - Back & Forth"

Saturday, July 28, 2012

#need

New color schemes for diamonds gator lighter case.


Monday, July 23, 2012

Ab Soul x The Source Magazine

The Source Magazine caught up with the black hippy member in NYC to do a short documentary.
Ab Soul Documentary

Prayers for Colorado.

A suburb in Denver Colorado fell victim to a horrible event recently, and my deepest of condolences is with them and their family.


Monday, July 2, 2012

Shero

I was thinking of all that my girlfriend/ baby momma does for me, and this song came to mind.
the grouch - Shero

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Popshot- moviestar (live)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VtQ5f7aujw&feature=youtu.be
My go-to producer Popshot spits some fresh bars over his newest beat.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Watch "GCypher." on YouTube
Me spittin some bars for the homie esco's cypher. Peace to hhc.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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Gil Scott-Heron

Draft prospect’s unbelievable 60-inch vertical leap.

Defensive back Justin Bethel, from tiny Presbyterian College, stands 6-feet tall. That makes the top of those boxes roughly 60 inches off the ground, give or take.

Mad cow case confirmed in California

The United States Department of Agriculture confirmed Tuesday that it found a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a dairy cow from central California. The infected cow was found as part of a "targeted surveillance system," says John Clifford, the USDA's chief veterinary officer. This is the nation's fourth confirmed case of the ailment commonly known as mad cow disease, which can be fatal to humans who eat parts of the animal infected. "The animal was never presented for slaughter for human consumption, so it at no time presented a risk to the food supply or human health. Additionally, milk does not transmit BSE," Clifford said. The cow was found at a "rendering plant," which takes sickly or discarded animal meat and recycles it into inedible products. The animal tested positive for atypical BSE, a very rare form of the disease not generally associated with an animal consuming infected feed. The USDA in collaborating with international animal labs and U.S. public health officials to determine the origins of the case. It does not expect the finding to affect U.S. trade in beef. Earlier rumors sent live cattle futures plummeting on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as the result of a mass sell-off, reported Reuters. Worldwide cases of BSE peaked in 1992 with 37,311 confirmed cases. In 2011, there were 29 cases. This is attributable primarily to the use of feed bans, according to the USDA. by Pueng Vong

Friday, April 20, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

behind the beat.

Behind the Beat with THX from WhoIsBrass on Vimeo.


A peep behind the beats with the one, the only THX

WANTS

WANTS

LEG.

As my alarm clock rang out, I opened my eyes with a slight sense of urgency. Hoping I wasnt running late, I slid out of bed as I went to stand I fell (pretty hard). I went to stand again only to see the same results, it was pretty aparent my leg was still asleep. I sat down feeling jealous of my lazy limb. Leg. (march 23)

White water rafting.


So my boy recently asked if I'd like to join him and go white water rafting. I normally don't due things that might result in a fatal accident, but it's normal not to be so normal sometimes right?

There IS good people out there..

My newest song..


This is just a new feature I did for my boy Dutch,also featuring and mixed by Muneeboy. (schoolboy q's "hands on the wheel" instru.)

I REALLY want to do this!