Saturday, July 31, 2010

Video: K'Naan ft. Adam Levine "Bang Bang"

Video: Range ft. Rick Ross "Ghetto Dance"

New kid on the block. Wack title though.

Kanye West Surprise Visit to "Rolling Stone" Magazine

'Ye is on a media/promo tour and he's bringing his album along for an exclusive listening session to some journalists.

All suits everything.

Bonus: "The Social Network" movie trailer, inspired by Mark Zuckerberg bio, founder of Facebook. Score by Kanye West "Power". Fitting!

Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch" Movie Trailer

I believe it premiered at Comic-Con. From the Director of "Watchmen" and "300". Not much of a storyline here but sure looks good visually.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ryan Leslie & Booba Making of "Fast Life"

Super-producer Ryan Leslie teamed up with French rapper Booba in Miami at the Hit Factory for what sounds like a potential hit to me.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Video: Nardwuar Vs. Drake

Even Drake admits this is the best interview he's ever given. Nobody fucks with Nardwuar when it comes to background research. *Dead* at his pose at the end.

Doot Doola Doot Doo... Doot Doo!

Wale "Ambitious Girl" [Spoken Word]

Listen: Wale - Ambitious Girl

*Poetry Slam  finger snaps*

Diddy & Crew Cover "Vibe" Magazine

Ross, Janelle Monae, Dirty Money, Red Cafe and...Cassie? really? I thought she went back to her modeling career. Oh well...

Kanye West Acapella's Performance @ Twitter HQ

Lyrically, can’t none of y’all murder Ye/ cuz y’all raps ain’t got no vertebrae

Kanye on his social-networking tour. Next stop, Myspace?

Mayer Hawthorne "I Need You"

Listen: Mayer Hawthorne - I Need You

Video: tabi Bonney "Nuthin But A Hero"

My African Connect.

Affion Crockett: Cam'Ron "Twitset" [Spoof]

Inspired by Twitter trending topic #Camronsaid.

50 Cent On "The View"

Promoting his new movie Twelve, in theaters August 6th. He also showed his arm where they removed all his tatoos. That laser process is actually more painful than getting the actual tatoo.

Bun B ft. Drake "Put It Down"

Bun B ft. Drake - Put It Down

Great alley-oop from Drizzy on the hook, Bun B throws it down for a smash hit.*crowd goes wild*
Trill O.G in stores August 2nd

Kanye West Performs "Mama's Boyfriend" Acapella @ Facebook HQ

Another acappella joint, a very intense and personal performance from the Louis Vuitton Don. Are you as excited as I am to hear this album. Can't wait man!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Kanye West Premieres New Track Acapella @ Facebook HQ

The song is titled "Chain Heavy". I'm sensing Yeezy has a classic under his hands. Can't wait til September. He performed some kind of poem first, before that.

This is the making of a masterpiece so we broke out the chains and told the Master Peace

Video: Estelle ft Nas & ft. John Legend "Fall in Love"

She shot the two different versions of the song. Both videos directed by Sanaa Hamri, same plot and storyline, just different cameos.

Video: Royce Da 5'9'' "Vagina"

Off the Bar Exam 3 Mixtape. The video is an instant BET Uncut classic, girls in lingerie and DJ Whoo Kid rocking his 70s porn'stache. Hilarious!

E=MC2...Vagina! C'mon! 

Monday, July 26, 2010

Video: The Roots ft. John Legend "The Fire"

My favorite record in the album. Here's Rik Cordero vision about the short film:
“The Fire” is one of my favorite tracks off HIGO and really feels like something you’d hear in the theater. The line “you don’t say good luck, you say don’t give up” inspired me to create a period piece narrative that stays true to the lyrics while adding another layer to the interpretation.

Not how i would've interpreted the track visually, but hey what do I know.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Ben Affleck "The Town" Movie Trailer

The Departed meets your favorite bank heist movie (Inside Man).

Lupe Fiasco "B.M.F (Building Minds Faster)" [Freestyle]

Download: Lupe Fiasco - B.M.F (Building Minds Faster) [Freestyle]

The intellectual remix. Lupe felt like releasing a freestyle to feed his fans after they started a petition to force Atlantic Records to release his much anticipated album We Are Lasers.

Video: Kid Sister "Big N Bad"

Where you been?

Video: Cali Swag District ft. JD, B.o.B, Red Cafe, & Bow Wow "Teach Me How To Dougie" RMX

I'm too grown for this shit!

Video: YG "Toot It & Boot It"

I heard it's buzzing in the club, I don't know why.

Video: Marques Houston ft. Rick Ross "Pullin On Her Hair"

I'm a hair puller, just so you know ladies.

50 Cent & G-Unit in Goiania, Brazil

Making fans cry, go-cart racing, 50 taking shots at Diddy again and some more concert footage,

The go-kart race:

Friday, July 23, 2010

Jeremy Piven Lucky Trick Shot

Ari from 'Entourage' makes an unbelievable trick shot from the 3rd floor of a building. Former L.A Lakers Rick Fox missed all his 3 shots, the irony.

Kevin Hart Buys His Own DVD @ Walmart & Target

His recently taped Special for Comedy Central went on sale last week. Go cop it, it's hilarious. Instant Classic!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bei Major ft. Keri Hilson "Gamez"

Listen: Bei Major ft. Keri Hilson - Gamez

Great classic video games sound sampled in the track. Nintendo-inspired cover, ftw. Album uʍop ǝpısdn (Upside Down) coming soon.

Video: T.I ft. Keri Hilson "Got Your Back"

Cameo by the wifey at the end. Awwwwwwww!!!!

JoeBuddenTV: "EMO"

The making of "Short Summer". Produced by Beewirks.

Listen: Joe Budden ft. Emanny - Short Summer

WOW! in theaters December 17th. Can't wait...

Rick Ross "Teflon Don" Release Party [King Of Diamonds, Miami]

This negro arrived in an helicopter and the strippers greeted him with booty shakes and sparkly bottles. Bawse!

Album in stores now, hearing great reviews about it. Potential classic. Hopefully the buzz and huge marketing budget will pay off next week when the Soundscan numbers come up. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Video: Nicki Minaj "Your Love"

Directed by Mr. X. Co-starring Michael Jai white (How Did I Get Married, Black Dynamite). Beautiful visuals and great concept. Way better than that "Massive Attack" crap.

Video: Joell Ortiz ft. Joe Budden & Novel "We Don't Believe You"

Directed by Rik Cordero.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Audi RS7 Concept Car

Young Jeezy & Shyne Cover "XXL" Magazine

Jeezy in "All White Everything". I can't believe the other cover to Shyne, he's been out for months, he's no longer relevant especially after all those crappy freestyles he released. Big Boi should've got it.

Dr. Dre Remasters The HP Envy [Commercial]

"Under Pressure" ft. Jay-Z playing in the video. We are still waiting on the mastererd version Dre... C'mon son!

T.I & B.o.B Cover "Complex" Magazine"

Video: Mayer Hawthorne "Your Easy Lovin' Ain't Pleasin' Nothin"

Sunday, July 18, 2010

iPhone 4 "FaceTime" TV Commercials

These are the fucking best and I'm not even into that iPhone thingy (Team Blackberry). They made me smile and I teared up on a couple of them. Yeah you can call me softy so what, chicks dig it.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Affion Crockett: Jay-Z ft. John Mayer "Lebron is Gone" [Spoof]

ROTFLMAO!!!!!! Ahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! He won! Hilarities!!

I'm not really crying this is my sinuses   ****TEARS****

Fat Joe ft. The Clipse & Cam'Ron "Kilo"

Download: Fat Joe ft. The Clipse & Cam'Ron - Kilo

Great the dopeboys have a new anthem. What's an ode to drug dealing without the Clipse, great alley-oop. Cam'ron surprisingly had an impressive flow on this one. Joey Crack aka Cooked Coke held his own too. I like the leaks of "The Darkside" so far I might cop it.

J. Cole "Premeditated Murder"

Download: J.Cole - Premeditated Murder

Give him Life without any chance of parole for this lyrical crime.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

John Legend & The Roots "Wake Up" Album Cover

Interesting collaboration. Looking forward to it.

Lyfe Jennings "I Still Believe" Album Cover

Video: Monica "Love All Over Me"

Co-starring Shannon Brown (L.A Lakers) and Maino respectively as her new and former love interests.

Videos: Ne-Yo "Beautiful Monster" & "Champagne Life"

Ne-Yo playing Superhero in this one. Cool graphics by Co-Director Wayne Isham and impressive stunts.

Glad to see him back on the screen, or at least his skilled songwriting.

Video: Bruno Mars ft. Cee-Lo & B.o.B "The Other Side"

He's going places.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Affion Crockett "Drake Freestyle w/ Tim Westwood" [Spoof]

Fuckin' hilarious! Mannerisms down to the T.

Video: Tony Yayo ft. 50 Cent "Pass The Patron"

Directed by newcomer James "Latin" Clark.

50 Cent & G-Unit in Salvador, Brazil

50 was also attacked on stage by an over-excited fan [not in video], that probably didn't mean wrong, he was "escorted" out by security.

Lebron James, Dwayne Wade & Chris Bosh Cover "Sports Illustrated" Magazine

Sportscasters are still looking for a catchy name to name the new Miami Heat trio. I heard Miami Thrice, The (new) Big Three, The Three Amigos, Miamigos, Superfriends...All corny, nicknames don't matter when The Los Angeles Lakers already have theirs etched into next year Larry O'Brien trophy.

Video: Lyfe Jennings "Statistics"

Don't be a statistics.

Video: Sean Garrett ft. Nicki Minaj "Get it All"

Bonus: Trey Songz ft. Nicki Minaj - Bottoms Up

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Video: Lloyd Banks "Love and Hate"

Off the PLK mixtape

Lebron James: His Decision

The most exciting free agency probably in NBA history (at least the one I witnessed) came to an end last night when Lebron James confirmed what has been reported for days, since Draft Day by Stephen A. Smith that he'll be joining Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh to play for the Miami Heat.

It wasn't an easy decision for the self-proclaimed "King" to leave his kingdom for an easy attempt at a championship. Winning was the deciding factor not money. Lebron turned down a max salary in Cleveland to take a pay cut in Miami. Some would argue that it's still a selfish move from LBJ to abandon his team and city especially in the economic woes it's experiencing.

As soon as the decision was announced in a reality-show like style on ESPN, producers cut to burning images of Lebron's jersey in Cleveland. Apparently the fans had also made the decision that he was no longer welcome there. I must say that I was shocked to see him leave and watch what he built over 7 years crumbled like a sand castle at a stroke of a wave. Franchise players don't leave their teams, they ride it out. Michael Jordan never left. Magic Johnson never left. Kobe Bryant never left (no Shaq, no Phil Jackson, no playoffs... He still stayed, look at him now)

As a fan of the game I'm also disappointed and fear that we won't have the same excitement watching Lebron play, because his legacy is now downgraded to the like of Scottie Pippen. By moving to Miami Lebron decided to play sidekick, a supporting role to D. Wade instead of leading his hometown to a Championship.

Prince James took the easy way out, the cowardly way out as Dan Gilbert Cleveland Cavs owner would harshly put it. (Click here to read his open letter to the fans). That letter was another fallout of the the Lebron Saga, Dan Gilbert obviously bitter, let his emotions took over his professionalism and sacked Lebron left and right in a classless attempt at diminishing Lebron's accomplishments in Cleveland. You can't all of a sudden cover your eyes after all Lebron has done for you (financially) and the city. What Dan Gilbert has failed to acknowledge in this heartless diatribe is that he never put together a winning group around Lebron's God-given talent. It's easy to point fingers now but you need to take some responsibilities too. Dan Gilbert also outlandishly predicted the Cavs will win a championship before Lebron does. I had to laugh at that.

If Lebron really wanted to leave to have a shot at a championship, Chicago for me was the best choice. A young and energetic team in Joakim Noah and Derrick Rose, plus the addition of veteran Carlos Boozer had to be the best core team you could dream for. Lebron went for the obvious, his buddies/Olympic teammates.

It's going to be an interesting NBA season, especially that first game back in Cleveland for Lebron. Boston and Chicago are still my favorite to win the East. Miami is still working on rebuilding their team since as of right now they only have one or two players under contract. Michael Beasley was shipped to Minnesota for a future draft pick to clear some cap room to accomodate the three Super stars salaries.

At the end of the day, Lebron had to team up with Wade and Bosh to have a chance at beating my Lakers. It's not going to happen anytime soon. We are going for the Three-Peat next season. His image took a drastic hit, he lost a lot of respect from fans. He's going to have to prove us right.

Get it right next time.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Video: Affion Crockett "Douche It" [Parody]

It's been a minute since he served us with a parody. Here he mocks Chris Brown & Tyga's "Deuces".

Video: Teairra Mari "My Lovin"

Teairra strips down to take a bubble bath...soothing! I want in!

Renault DeZir Concept Car

Check out the gallery of photos.

Video: Lil Wayne ft. Gucci Mane "Steady Mobbin"

They each shot their respective part while the other was in jail.

Sunday, July 4, 2010