Saturday, October 31, 2009

Nelson Mandela Biopic: "Invictus" Movie Traile

Invictus tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team, Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon), to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa’s underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.

Lakers Shannon Brown Put Back Dunk

He came from nowhere and just rose to the top to dunk on his own teammate. Lol!

Video: Shakira "Did It Again"

Bedroom gymnastics. That is all!

Timbaland ft. Justin Timberlake "Carry Out"

Timbaland ft. Justin Timberlake - Carry Out

Usher "Blockin"

Usher - Blockin'

Listening Session: Ryan Leslie "Transition"

In stores this Tuesdasy November 3rd.

Game "The R.E.D" Album Cover

Friday, October 30, 2009

Listening Session: Melanie Fiona "The Bridge"

Album available on iTunes go check out their special offer.

Video: Mike Epps ft. Dorrough & Young Dro "Ain't Chu You"

It's a Nitty beat.

Lil Jon ft. Kee "Give It All U Got"

Video: Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys "Empire State Of Mind"

Why did Director Hype Williams shot the first half of the video in black & white? Noooooooooo! We only get the visual of street lights, bright lights in the second half. He had the right shots and editing but the video needed to be more colorful.

Beanie Sigel "Diss" Record & Interview W/ Charlamagne

Man! Beanie Sigel pours his heart out on this track about the downfall of the Rocafella dynasty. Speaks on How Jay and Dame are to blame for it. Beans seems to accuse Dame of dipping into company's accounts to finance his lavish lifestyle and Jay for not having his back when he was going through some legal issues.

He has a lot to say and he sounds sincere and genuine about it. The song and the interview give a lot of insight to the public about what was going on behind the scenes. It even makes you question Jay-Z' loyalty to his soldiers. They would ride or die for him but they never felt the reciprocal love.

They were supposed to be family but Jay never gave him a visit while he was in jail nor did he ever help him financially by releasing him from his contracts so he could venture out to other labels and consider their bidding wars.

I understand Jay-Z is a business minded person but that's not how you treat your employees (If what Beanie says his true, there is always two sides to a story). A great example Beanie gives on how to do it is how 50 cent took care of his crew and made sure they were multimillionaires at the end of the day.

50 helped push Banks, Yayo, Buck and even The Game's singles by getting on the hook and throwing a couple verses here and there for the radio push. Jay never did that for anybody not even Memphis Bleek who is still by his side.

It sad really their dynasty had to end like this. They were becoming the biggest Rap label in the industry and they allowed money to come in between them.

Get it right next time.

Beanie Sigel - I'm Not Your Average Cat
Beanie Sigel Interview w/ Charlamagne

Ghost Stories w/ Ghostface Killah On Jimmy Kimmel

Usher "Daddy's Home" [Prod. By The Runners] & "More" [Prod. By RedOne]

Best cut I've heard of him so far, hopefully this will make the album. The Runners are getting consistent on that production boy!

Usher - Daddy's Home [Prod. By The Runners]
Usher - More

Props to HHNM & Y2K

Wale ft. Bun B "Mirrors"

I'm convinced his album is of a high quality, so go support my brother from another Mother (Africa) by copping it November 10th.

Wale ft. Bun B - Mirrors

Props to 2DBZ

Game "Better Days" [Prod. By Jim Jonsin]

Best leak he ever put out. Still name dropping though.

Game - Better Days [Prod. By Jim Jonsin]

Props to 2DBZ

Affion Crockett "Hip Hop BET Awards" Freestyle

Affion was inspired by BET Cyphers that premiered during the broadcast of their Hip Hop Awards so he jumped on Slaughterhouse "Cuckoo" and murked it with a lil twist of sense of humor.

The Russell Simmons intro? Hilarities Clinton

Affion Crockett - Cuckoo [Freestyle]

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys Live Performance @ The World Series

They were supposed to perform for Game 1, but Jay's busy promo tour schedule wouldn't allow it. So they pushed the performance to Game 2.

Of course A. Keys was looking scrumptuous.

Go Yankees!

Wyclef ft. Eve "Suicide Love"

Off his upcoming mixtape with DJ "Gangsta Grillz" Drama.

Wyclef ft. Eve - Suicide Love

Game "Big Money"

Game - Big Money

Ludacris "How Low"

He performed it for the first time at the BET Hip Hop Awards.

Ludacris - How Low

Alicia Keys "Sleeping With A Broken Heart"

Premiered by DJ Envy on Hot97.

Alicia Keys - Sleeping With A Broken Heart

Game ft. Gucci Mane & Timbaland "Krazy"

Not sure how I feel about it yet, might grown in me! The Game dropped it earlier on Twitter

Carmelo To Millsaap "In Your Face"

I love this game.

Mike Posner Live Performance on Carson Daly Show

He was joined by Big Sean. A nice lil intro at the beginning by Carson Daly.

R. Kelly "Echo"

Yodelli hee hee, Yodelli ouh ouh!!!

If I make a girl scream like this I'm walking out of the room, mood killer!

R. Kelly - Echo

Timbaland "Ease Off The Liquor"

Remember all the Timbaland produced tracks off the "Blueprint 3" that leaked all at once? well his camp hasn't learned their lesson yet. somebody need to get fired, Timbo.

Timbaland - Ease Off The Liquor

Props to YK

50 Cent "So Disrespectful"

Aw man! this track is going to bother a few rappers and put some in their places. The track is "So Disrespectful". Shots were taken at Jay, Young Buck, The Game. Ain't we all glad 50 went back to his "Get Rich Or Die Trying" days?


50 Cent - So Disrespectful

Video: Ne-Yo "Never Knew I Needed"

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

50 Cent ft. Eminem "Psycho"

Aggressive content gallore! We all got fooled by his soft-for-radio single with Ne-Yo ("Baby By Me") now hear this and I dare you to tell me you're not ready to go bizzerck on somebody.

50 Cent ft. Eminem - Psycho

Props to NR

Gucci Mane "The State Vs. Radric Davis" Album Cover

DJ Khaled ft. Usher, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross & Drake "Fed Up"

The hook with Usher sound like something T-Pain would sing.

DJ Khaled ft. Usher, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross & Drake - Fed Up

Dondria "Under"

Jermaine Dupri's protege is releasing a mixtape this Friday, here's a preview.

Dondria - Under

Rosa Acosta "Supreme" Photospread

And when I say spread I mean literally.

Video: Play N Skillz "Expensive"

Victoria's Secret 3 Million Dollar Fantasy Bra

Well damn! *Gucci Mane's voice*. I wonder if I can unhook it as fast as a regular bra? Bwahaha haha!

50 Cent will Not Work w/ Mase

For obvious reasons, like going in and out of retirement. Very confusing from a business stand point.

Chris Brown Performs "I Can Transform Ya" Live @ Powerhouse Concert

Looks like the ladies gave him a pass, the boy is back!

Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell & Teyana Taylor "Put It On Ya"

Is the album finally coming out?

Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell & Teyana Taylor - Put It On Ya

Props to UHTN

Lil Wayne "No Ceilings" Mixtape

Download: Lil Wayne - No Ceilings [Mixtape]

Props to KC

50 Cent Promotes His Album & Give Away Tickets For A Game

The actual question to win these tickets was "If you could tell me the name of every single member of the rap group Triple C's, you win a pair of tickets."

Lmao! @ "Google, don't even know the answer!"

I don't even know the answer; Let me try...Rick Ross, Masspikes,... hum...blank.

Jay-Z & Eminem "DJ Hero" Commercial

Christmas gift? Might stay up on Black Friday for this one.

The L.A Lakers Get Their Rings

Look at the size of this thing. We going for the repeat. You already know that.

2009 BET Hip Hop Awards: The Performances

2009 BET Hip Hop Awards: The Cyphers

Eminem > Joe Budden > KRS-1 > Black Thought > Mos Def

Video: Dorrough "Wired To The T"

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Vintage 50 Cent "Rowdy Rowdy" [Video]

The song was originally recorded for the "In Too Deep" movie soundtrack and the video was never released apparently. Back then, 50 was under contract with Columbia Records.

It feels weird to see "Boo Boo" like this. Lol!

Ryan Leslie [2 More Tacks]

Yeah you guessed it right, the album took a leak, so these are the last tracks I'm posting off the album. Go buy it.

Ryan Leslie - Is It Real Love
Ryan Leslie - Never Gonna Break Up

Props to Splash

Video: Flo Rida "Touch Me"

Rihanna "Rated R" Album Cover

Official, super official!

Amerie ft. Fabolous "More Than Love"

Amerie ft. Fabolous - More Than Love


Amerie - Red Eye
Amerie - Swag Back

Props to UHTN & CL

50 Cent "Before I Self Destruct" Movie Trailer

Wale ft. John Mayer "Letter"

The letter to Obama didn't make the album.

Wale ft. John Mayer - Letter

Video: Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Swizz Beatz "I Can Transform Ya"

Cool graphics! Co-starring Rosa Acosta and Tammy Torres.

JoeBuddenTV: "Twitter Beed ft. Wale & Nicki Minaj"

Monday, October 26, 2009

"Fela!" [Kuti] On Broadway

FELA! uses stirring Afrobeat music (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies), to tell the story of Kuti’s controversial life as artist, political activist and revolutionary musician. Featuring many of Fela Kuti’s most captivating songs and Bill T. Jones’s visionary staging, FELA! is the most original new musical on Broadway.

More on the broadway musical based on the life and career of African musical genius Fela Kuti, here

Jay-Z Talks World Series, DJ Hero and Fela!

What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas

So what did I missed?

I've been M.I.A all weekend, Vegas would do that to you. I had a great time unfortunately I didn't hit the jackpot. I went hotel/casino hopping all day Saturday, hit a couple clubs: "Prive" at Planet Hollywood (Friday) with Jermaine Dupri as a guest DJ and "Body English" at the Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday with Clinton Sparks on the 1's and 2's. Good times!

Allow me to play catch up here, I'll post some major worthy new videos and music. Sorry once again for the long hiatus, this has to be the longest I haven't blog in a year (last time was when I left for the cruise last Summer for Mexico).

Anyways, thanks for your patience, back to our regular scheduled program:

Keri Hilson - I Like
Soulja Boy ft. Drake - Play Ball
Lloyd ft. J. Holiday - Take It Off
Johnta Austin ft. Mary J. Blige - Temptation
Ciara - Turn It Up
Bow Wow ft. Lil Wayne - Can I Be Your Man
Usher - Rockband

Props to Splash for all the music links.

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Clipse ft. Cam'Ron & Pharrell " Popular Demand (Popeyes)

So that's it? All the hype and buzz for this average unmemorable song? Somebody overhyped it and I'm blaming you established bloggers. Admit it, you were all excited about it because Cam' jumped on it and you couldn't leak it a few weeks back.

Anyways, here it is:

The Clipse ft. Cam'Ron & Pharrell - Popular Demand (Popeyes)

Props to Info.

Ryan Leslie "Zodiac"

Ryan Leslie - Zodiac

Spotted @ UHTN

Timbaland ft. Nelly Furtado & Soshy "Morning After Dark"

Timbaland ft. Nelly Furtado & Soshy - Morning After Dark

Props to X

DJ Benzi Presents The CMJ Mixtape

Elitaste manages Wale, Mike Posner and Big Sean so why not put together a mixtape of them and their latest underground joints.

Mike Posner ft. Wale - Drug Dealer Girl [Rmx]

Download: DJ Benzi Presents The CMJ Mixtape

Props to 2DBZ

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Video: 50 Cent "Crime Wave"

50 Cent improving his acting skills.

Bonus: 50 Cent ft. Gucci Mane - Crime Wave [Rmx]

Props to Info for the exclusive on the remix

Video: Raheem DeVaughn ft. Ludacris "Bulletproof"

Timbaland ft. Keri Hilson & Jay-Z "Rumors"

New Shock Value 2 joint. Was supposed to premiere on monday. Not mad.

Timbaland ft. Keri Hilson & Jay-Z - Rumors

OJ Da Juiceman Booed in NY

Queue Suge Knight and Snoop Dogg speech:

Comedy: Dave Chapelle "The Secret Of Depression"

Dave was at the Laugh Factory trying to break his own marathon record he failed due to natural bowel movements.

XXL Mag Eye Candy Of The Month: Rosa Acosta [Nov. Issue]

Where is 2010 when you need it? sign me up please!

50 Cent "Crime Wave"

The joint dropped last night on the radio, I was too busy birthday bashing to really post it last night (still recovering from it).

Sidebar: Jay-Z killed his show last night, I missed Wale and J-Cole performance. I walked in the middle of N.E.R.D set.

Blame it on my friends. Anywho...

50 Cent - Crime Wave

It's that aggressive content 50 has been talking about. Loving it!

Props to UHTN

Affion Crockett "Hip Hop Dishonors"

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ice Cube Performs "Why We Thug" Live From SXSW

That beat goes heavy hard son!

Barack Obama "Time To Deliver" Speech

Big Sean "Finally Famous" Album Cover

Spotted @ HHNM

Ludacris 10 @ 10 w/ Jay Leno

Jay: First thing you do in the morning?
Luda: I tell her to get out!

The Clipse Live Performance in Hiro Ballroom [NYC]

It's My Birthday...

...And nothing else matters. Today should be a universal holiday. You may take the day off because I said so.

Anyways like I mentioned a few weeks back, Jay-Z is in town for the Blueprint 3 Tour (Yepp he personally showed up for my birthday), I'll be there in my "all black everything" throwing my Roc sign in the air. But before that my friends are throwing a little get-together, I call it a pre-concert birthday bash.

The festivities don't stop today cause on Friday I'm heading down to Vegas for the weekend, I have to do it big people. I'll try to report back but you know what they say about Vegas, no need to remind you.

Aight faithful visitors, I appreciate your daily visits on the blog. I'll keep updating it for you. See, y'all got me blogging on my B'day, so unfair.

Kidding! Get it right next time!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Young Jeezy "Trap Or Die 2"

It's that Thug Motivation 103. Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Young Jeezy - Trap Or Die 2

Props to Lowkey

Video: Snoop Dogg ft. The Dream "Gangsta Luv"

Rihanna "Russian Roulette"

The much anticipated new first single of Rihanna is finally here.

The song was penned by Ne-Yo, even though the writing is impeccable I don't see it as a potential first single. I'm quite disappointed by the direction they're taking here. She probably was in that state of mind a few months ago, but this a Pop World where a hit has to sit well in the clubs, high tempo and loud bass.

Rihanna - Russian Roulette [Props to UHTN]

Anywho! In other Rihanna news, her album cover and title has been confirmed, It would be named "Rated R". the info leaked months ago and Def Jam denied it at the time. Internet Rules!

Thruthfully "Wait Is Ova" which she should shot the video for is more up to my standards.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Gucci Mane ft. Usher "Spotlight"

First single off his upcoming album, he had to go mainstream on this one.

Miss Info had the exclusive. she liked it, me not so much! The track is just not that memorable. You know that song that get stuck in your head because you had it on repeat? Well this is not it. OkBye!

Gucci Mane ft. Usher - Spotlight