Friday, January 30, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

Jeezy ain't scared of O'Reilly!

Anyone who's watched The O'Reilly Factor knows that Jeezy won't even be given a chance to plead his case, because Bill will be too busy talking over him instead of with him. Click here to see O'Reilly's whack-ass rant, and click here to see Jeezy's call to action.


I'll be there, and suggest you do the same. In the meantime, check out this new remix he did of the "Head Shoulders Knees and Toes" joint, the original of which I posted last week. Looks like Wale and I read the same blogs, ha.

VIDEO: K'Naan - ABC's

Straight. Fire. Period. The rest of the album is even better, trust.

Featuring Chubb Rock on the second verse.

VIDEO: The Cool Kids - Pennies

Seeing that this is the song that comes on every time I play NBA 2K9, this jawn is forever embedded in my head.

The Real: "Late Meditation"

Late Meditation from jeff on Vimeo.

Kanye's new moniker: Martin Louie The King Jr.

A message from kwest on Vimeo.

Sometimes I think these celebs are just bored...

Say Hov, where's BP3?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Q-Tip on Conan

Performing "We Fight / We Love." Tip, you could have used Raphael on the hook for this show...

Blacksmith TV, Episode 3

Blacksmith TV Episode 3 - "Rocking The Bells Pt. 1" from tunji balogun on Vimeo.

Check out Talib Kweli and manager Corey Smyth planning a Rock the Bells set, on the fly.

Shout-out to my boy Corey, Anjulie, and the Blacksmith fam... Damn Corey, you got your own show now?!

The Knux on Okayplayer TV

The Knux on OkayplayerTV from Okayplayer on Vimeo.

I think The Knux's Remind Me in 3 Days was one of the most overlooked albums -- in any genre -- over the past few months. Give it a listen, please. Thank you.

Jay Smooth: Why I'm Happy, Why I'm Not Satisfied

I think Jay Smooth could convert me to anything, as long as it came from his mouth.

Monday, January 19, 2009

K'Naan: The Full Story (3-part series)

Album drops Feb. 24.

The Game: Triple-Post

Tagless = goodness.

The Game feat. Anthony Hamilton - Hustler's Dream [click to download]

The Game feat. Wyclef Jean and Damian Marley - Enemy [click to download]

The Game - Number One [click to download]

VIDEO: Young Jeezy feat. NaS - My President is Black

Just in time. Happy MLK Day, folks. Am I the only one who has work today? You bet your ass I'm taking tomorrow off for the inauguraysh!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Ryan Leslie and Kid CuDi in the studio

Ryan Leslie x Kid Cudi @ studio from Vernonmac on Vimeo.

Stick to the boards, Ryan. That beat is fresh though, yea?

Best commercial I've seen in AGES.

Saw this over at PeepMyWords. Too funny.

VIDEO: Q-Tip feat. Amanda Diva - ManWomanBoogie

Go get this album if you haven't already. Learn.

VIDEO: Slim Thug - I Run

1. Call me crazy, but I'm loving the 80s-chorus trend in hip-hop over the past few years. "Sunglasses At Night," "Died In Your Arms," those were bangers. Watch out for Flo Rida's new single, he re-does "Right Round," the single drops any minute now. You know, the song from The Wedding Singer? The funniest part of this is I'm serious.

2. H-Town's skyline never looks this nice. Ever. That's gotta be CGI.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

HILARMO ALERT: Kobe Bryant Ankle Insurance

Sorry for two non-music posts in a row, but this is too funny.

Rick Reilly writes about beer pong

Looks like old-man Reilly finally realized everyone reads Simmons now, not him. Way to appeal to the youth and call beirut a sport, buddy!

Click here for the piece. Props to Evan for the tip.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wyclef Triple-Post

First off, check out this 60 Minutes piece where 'Clef returns to Haiti. Parts two and three of the triple-post are below.

The Game feat. Wyclef Jean and Damian Marley - Enemy [click to download]

Wyclef Jean feat. Timbaland - War On Our Hands [click to download]

Busta Rhymes feat. T-Pain - Hustler's Anthem 2009

Busta is one of very few emcees whose albums I get excited for, year after year. B.O.M.B. drops on Feb. 24.

Busta Rhymes feat. T-Pain - Hustler's Anthem 2009 [click to download]

Monday, January 12, 2009's Top 10 Left Field Things of 2008

Daniel Weisman lets us know his favorite unexpected events of last year (including #5, above). The whole article is here, but #9 is what stuck out to me:

9. The Power of the Blog (aka The Death of Gangster Rap)

I saw this one from a mile away so I’m not sure how left field it was for me but I think on a mainstream level, people were blindsided by this one. Just a year ago, many savvy individuals were still scratching their heads as to what exactly a blog was but thanks to Kanye and Perez Hilton, seems like having a blog is about as commonplace as an email address these days. Now if you don’t have a Twitter and Tumblr account, you are so 2007. From the time I started managing Wale, I told him to not chase radio and it’s been proven that although 30% of people still get their new music from radio, it’s no longer the be all end all of a music career. The internuts has shown and proved that people are getting sick of gun toting and trapping. Not sure what comes next; maybe just larger than life normal guys since glamorized hyperbolic tales of street life is no longer ironic, it’s just played out.

Santogold feat. Three 6 Mafia and Project Pat - Shove It (Remix)

What? Aw yea.

Santogold feat. Three 6 Mafia and Project Pat - Shove It [click to download]

The Real: None of Your Queen Bee's Wax (+ Notorious Extended Trailer)

None of Your Queen Bee's Wax from jeff on Vimeo.

VIDEO: Exile - We're All In Power

Exile "Were All In Power" from Okayplayer on Vimeo.

Crazy new vid from the hip-hop producer. Word is this is the first vid he's ever directed, pretty impressive!

Heads, Shoulders, Knees n Toes!

Aww yea. This might blow the Stanky Legg out of the water. Click here for the mp3, props to the Discobelle fam for the find.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

VIDEO: Colin Munroe - Piano Lessons

Cool vid, featuring Joell Ortiz.

VIDEO: K'naan on VIMBY

Have I mentioned you need to peep this fool?

Do Da Stanky Legg (?)

By Soulja Boy, er, the GS Boyz. Apparently they are Yung Joc's newest signing.

If this blows up, my faith in America's youth will get even smaller. Watch for my Stanky Legg impression during our next drunken encounter, though.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

VIDEO: Fever Ray - "If I Had a Heart"

New ish from Fever Ray (of The Knife). A bit too slow for me, but I'm sure the Swedes are already making countless dance mixes to liven this up.

HOT: Shady/Aftermath Double-Dose

This deserves a post. Produced by Dre and originally intended for Eminem -- enjoy.

50 Cent - I Get It In [click to download]

BONUS: Finally, (what sounds like) the real version of Em's new single.

Eminem feat. Dr. Dre and 50 Cent - Crack a Bottle [click to download]

"Wale is the LeBron James of Rap"

...according to this MTV News piece, which also contains the above video.

"Wale is the LeBron James of rap. Other rappers, including Lil Wayne, have claimed that title, but think about it: Before James played one game in the NBA, he was on the cover of Sports Illustrated, and ESPN broadcast his high school games. Wale has yet to release an album, but this is his second feature with MTV News.

James had various companies — including Nike — champing at the bit, waiting for him to graduate. Wale has appeared in ads for nearly every streetwear brand — including Nike — waiting for him to blow. They have both traveled the world, but they still rep their hometowns big-time (Cleveland Cavalier LeBron is from Akron, but it's close to Cleveland).

LeBron handled the pressure of being the "next big thing" better than anyone would have imagined, and Wale is taking it in stride as well."


VIDEO: XRABIT - Follow the Leader

Follow The Leader - XRABIT & DMG$

Don't know much about this dude, except he's from London. Sounds like a mix of Dizzee Rascal and the Cool Kids. I liiiike.