Thursday, January 31, 2013

Define Jones (formerly Dow Jones) "The Come Up" (Ft. Scotty Atl) - New Audio Release

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 New Orleans is showing it's a$$ for 2013, real talent like Define Jones (formerly known as Dow Jones) and Scotty Atl are about blow up.  They joined forces to put together this lovely piece of HipHop music called The Come UpThe title is pretty much self explanatory, it's apparent these guys are about their business and they ain't on that BullS#@!! I love when Real Emcees make REal HipHop music, I can't wait to see what they are working on next.  Check it out below tell us what you think.


Shun Ward Remakes Sade's "Ordinary Love" (VIDEO)

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 This young kat by the name of Shun Ward remakes, "No Ordinary Love", a song originally performed by the Great, Forever Young, sexy soul singer Sade. This song is the lead single from the Sade's fourth studio album, Love Deluxe. It peaked at number 26 in the UK when originally released in October 1992, but reached number 14 when re-released.  Shun Ward is definitely taking a career risk tampering with a Classic like this.  I  heard him sing live before the dude can blow for real I didn't think he needed the "Autotune" on his voice a decision I'm sure the producer made.  MAJOR FAIL...!!  Despite the fact you can hear the autotune a little bit its actually a great remake.  I think Sade would be proud of this young dude but please get rid of the Autotune...he doesn't need it.  Take a look at the video below and tell us what you think.


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Honorable Dick Gregory Gives His Thoughts About Django And Calls Spike Lee "A Thug Punk"

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 The honorable Dick Gregory shares his thoughts on the controversial blockbuster movie Django Unchained.  Dick Gregory straight up calls Spike Lee a "Thug Punk" his exact words and I almost hit the floor. I'm with Dick Gregory on this one I don't know why Spike Lee seem to be hatin' on everyone these days.  Watching this video I actually learned something new so I decided to post this so I can spread some of the knowledge.  Dick Gregory is truly a living legend not to mention funny as Hell. Check him out below..



Koss & Craig G - Stare Into The Mirror - Official Video Release

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 I discovered this dynamic duo the other day that kinda reminded me of Eric B. & RakimI mean when was the last time you heard about a GOOD Rapper/DJ comboKoss(DJ) & Craig G (The Emcee) are definitely taking the game with force the beats are tight and the lyrics are razor sharp. I was upset with myself that I've not heard of them before but better late than never.  Take a listen to what REAL HIPHOP is suppose to sound like. THIS IS IT...!!  I hope they CA soon I would surely like to see them do there thing live.  Checkout the visuals below I'm sure if you are a fan of Real HipHop you will be able to appreciate it more.


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Femi The DriFish Presents "Organic Soul TUESDAYS"

 "Greetings, we come in Peace & Virtue, do not be alarmed we're not here to hurt you..." 
Mortal, misfits, mayhem bringers, mermaids, magicians, monsters, & misunderstood souls, I bid you all a happening day and clean underwear. 
Femi The DriFish spent the weekend being a fan of the theater which is something he thoroughly enjoy whenever he gets a chance to experience. So he's promoting this event.

2DAY, 2NITE, Tuesday January 29th will be the FINAL Organic Soul Tuesday. OST will not at Edens Lounge, it will be at probably the most favorite venues it was ever at, 14th Karat Cabaret at 218 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore MD. I'm sure there will be a who's who of people who has ever came though and attended OST over the last 11 years. The end of an art/music space Saga but not the end for our music/art scene in Baltimore

 

Phaze Jackson - "Sandy" - Official Audio Release

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In the wake of the recent Sandy Hook school shooting, 20-year-old Emcee Phaze Jackson releases his new joint called Sandy. It's a short and sweet piece talking about our gun laws and the invention of the bullet proof backpack.  Phaze really goes in on our government and rightfully so, F$#@*! with the gun laws at this point will only make the problem worst.  If you ask me, we should go back to the Wild West days, every able body should holster a weapon.  But that's me, checkout the link below he's definitely a Real Emcee on the come up.



Monday, January 28, 2013

The Knux - "Razorblade" - Official Video (Alternative HipHop)

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 I really don't think I've ever featured anything like this before, this is The Knux two brothers from New Orleans who formed this HipHop/Rock duo.  And when I mean brothers I mean by blood (LoL), I must admit this is normally not my genre of HipHop.  But this is what I call staying true to yourself and Not Following The Trend 101.  Now I'm a fan of all genre's of music Rock included but I would've never imagine I would like it in this format.  I listen to some of their songs and actually liked their vibe it's pretty damn good.  Now this won't affect my relationship with my Hardcore HipHop, but it is a lovely alternative.  Checkout the video below. "Remember Rappin Duke? duh-ha, duh-ha, You never thought that HipHop would take it this far..." - Notorious B.I.G. 


Unsigned Artist Cornelius Chandler Goes H.A.M. On Mobb Deep's "Survival Of The Fittest" Track - AUDIO

 I just had to shine the light on this young man Conrnelius Ward Chandler who goes by the name CC.  This High School kid goes off on Mobb Deep's track Survival Of The Fittest track I mean he really goes in.  Which proves my point once again Real Emcees are born not manufactured, this kid is only 17 and he's rapping on some real Hardcore S#@! not that singing autotune BS. His style reminds me of Onyx from the 90's when HipHop was at it's purest form...man those were the days.  I already see CC doing a feature on Joey Bada$$ track in the future.  But anyway don't listen to me check him out below and you'll see exactly what I mean.

 WARNING: THIS TRACK IS ONLY FOR SUCKA FREE UNSUNG HIPHOP FANS...!!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Maffew Ragazino - “Box Office Smash” (Ft. Troy Ave) - AUDIO


  Maffew Ragazino is back with a new joint featuring Troy Ave entitled Box Office Smash from his upcoming Free LP White Gold which will be released some time in February. Joe Black and Noyz For Jokey Ent are behind the production so this is going to be a burner no doubt. Checkout the track below.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Kandi Burruss Will Be Getting A Prenup Before Getting Married

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According to Sister2Sister MagazineKandi Burruss isn't forgetting her common sense just because she fell in love: the business-minded bride wants a prenup!
On the last episode of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," Porsha Stewart revealed that she and hubby Kordell do not have a prenuptial agreement. Up until New Year's Eve, Kandi had an outsider's opinion on the matter. But now that she's getting married, the entrepreneur has more of an investment in the idea of having a prenup.
"Since I’m newly engaged, I’m going to touch on a couple of things in the last couple of episodes that would be related to marriage and family," Kandi wrote in her blog for Bravo. "I hope Porsha and Kordell’s marriage lasts for a lifetime, but I will say that I was shocked when she told me that they didn’t do a pre-nup. I don’t know why I was shocked, but I was."
Unlike Porsha, who comes from a wealthy family already, Kandi wants to buck old-fashioned traditions and  protect her assets—even though she envisions spending the rest of her life with hubby-to-be Todd Tucker.
"I do believe in pre-nups," Kandi stated. "I know that some people feel if you are truly in love and are planning to be dedicated to your marriage that a pre-nup somehow means the person requesting the pre-nup is expecting the marriage to fail. I don’t agree. I feel like it’s a safety precaution."
 
Just like you should have a fire extinguisher at home even though you don't expect the house to burn down, it's nice to have that useful tool in case a fire breaks out. Kandi's seen first-hand why having a pre-nup is so important and what could potentially happen when there's not one  if things go wrong in love.
"I’ve had friends and associates who didn’t get a prenup say they didn’t need one, 'she or he would never do that,' etc. But then later when they got divorced, things got ugly, and the person tried to get everything," Kandi explained. "They were like, 'I would have never thought they would have done that to me,' 'she or he is not the person I married.'"
And Kandi believes that although prenups can be a touchy subject they can also save people a lot of drama and deeper emotional damage."I feel like people do some crazy and vindictive things when they’re hurt, so I think there should be agreements set in place while everyone is thinking clearly," Kandi explained. "That way if D-day ever comes (and hopefully it won’t, but if it does), then it doesn’t have to get uglier and more hurtful than it already is."
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King (of 334 M.O.B.B.) “Dope Sh!t” - New Release - AUDIO


 Many know King from the brother-duo 334 M.O.B.B. that got signed in 2006 by Def Jam by Antonio "LA" Reid & Jay-Z. He would later go on to build the company "Rap Star Promotions" which is a major fixture in the hip-hop industry. 
 Southern hip-hop is indeed a truly resonating sound; the accent, slang, and on record ego of down south artists separates them and their craft from others.  King personifies the southern culture of the rap game.  He's one of the few Southern rappers I can stand behind being from the east coast myself I tend to go for more lyrical emcees like Outkast, Ludacris, and of course King just to name a few.
King will be dropping new singles as he gears up for the release of his forthcoming “Kush And Yellow Diamondz” project and the MAG spitter is sticking true to the connotation of his alias and aiming for the hip-hop throne of the south. Checkout the track below.
 

Aye Burks - "Body Bags" (Ft. Pro2je) - Official Video

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 I just discovered this dude Aye Burks yesterday and I must say he's a very creative guy.  My man got Bars too I mean he's really doing his thing on this track Body Bags featuring Pro2je off the Meet The Press album. I don't have too much bio on this dude yet but my research department is on the case.  I will keep you guys posted on this skilled lyricist, in the meantime checkout his new video below. 


Friday, January 25, 2013

Rexx Life Raj - "Ready Or Not" - (Freestyle) - Official Video


 I just discovered this new Emcee who goes by the name Rexx Life Raj out of Berkeley, CA and let me say this, the young dude got skills.  I'm not gonna to lie, I picked this particular track because I liked what he said about "Freeway" Rickey Ross check it out below you'll see what I'm talking aboutNot to mention spitting over The Fugees's Ready Or Not beat was a brilliant idea. In my opinion Rexx is lyrically better than most of the new young rappers coming out today.  I can see why Agrestic Music Group wanted him to be apart of their team.  We need to support REAL HipHop artist like Rexx, HipHop can only last but so long on  Gimmicks and rhymes talkin' about "Gold"So checkout the video below and you will see what Real HipHop sounds like.  Let us know what you think.
 
 

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Video Director: Dakota Wytefoxx
Shot In: Berkeley, Ca

Howard Stern Talks To 50 Cent About The Relationship He Had With Chelsea Handler

 
50 Cents visited Howard Stern to promote his new Formula 50 book and Howard asks the rap guru about the role Ciara played in his breakup with Chelsea. He also was talking about sharing groupies amongst his entourage, and why he got shot.  He tells Howard his true feelings for The Game, checkout the video below 50 gives great interviews.
 
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Betty & Coretta Lifetime Movie Trailer

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Angela Bassett and Mary J. Blige star as ‘ Betty & Coretta ’ in a Lifetime movie set to air on Saturday, February 1, 2013 at 8PM.
Focusing on the extraordinary women behind the two men who would change history, "Betty & Coretta" tells the similar true stories of Coretta Scott King (Angela Bassett), wife of Dr. Martin Luther King (Malik Yoba) and Dr. Betty Shabazz (Mary J. Blige), wife of Malcolm X (Lindsay Owen Pierre). When their husbands were tragically assassinated, these two women not only inherited the mantle of the civil rights movement in America, each also found herself to be a single mother who had to find a way to raise and support her children with no husband or father, resulting in a relationship like no other that spanned more than three decades.
"Betty & Coretta" is executive produced by Larry Sanitsky (Lifetime’s "America"), Mary J. Blige, Kendu Isaacs, Jaha Johnson and Polly Anthony ("Archie’s Final Project"). Yves Simoneau ("Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee") directed from a teleplay by Shem Bitterman ("Halloween 5") and Ron Hutchinson ("The Josephine Baker Story"). Story by Ron Hutchinson and Shem Bitterman.

I can not tell you how excited I am for this movie to air and yes, I will be present in front of my television promptly at 8PM!!!

Check out the movie stills and movie preview trailer!!!
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IGZ - "Feels Like The End" - AUDIO


  IGZ is a young rapper from Toronto who started out writing poems ever since he was a snot nose. At the age of 14 he started putting some of his written material to beats and by the age of 15 he he had enough tracks for a mixtape. As IGZ got older so did his writing skillz sounding like a young NasAbout 4 years later he debuted his first mixtape "Story For The Kids" in 2011. He has a large following in Toronto and on Twitter and YouTube. IGZ is set to release his first album "IGZPLICIT" sometime during Summer 2013.  Those who know me know that I never jump on the bandwagon for ANY new artist unless they possess real lyrical skills.  IGZ is definitely one to lookout for in the near future.


Consequence Throw Kanye West Under The Bus Live On The Breakfast Club

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  The other day on The Breakfast Club, Consequence and his girlfriend Jen The Pen threw Kanye West under the bus for not sending a gift to their child. Then these snitches went on to reveal that Kanye & Kim Kardashian was getting it in while she was still dating Reggie Bush. Cons also went at G.O.O.D. Music artists Big Sean and Q-Tip. Pusha T responded to the interview on Twitter. I really think that Consequence is reaching I mean apparently he is strapped for dough.  I say the put the Beef on wax, but that's just me.  Checkout what Pusha said about my man's teeth.  Check you the video below...!!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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Solange Knowles Performs "Losing You" On Le Grand Journal

 Taking on Europe one step at a time to promote her new EP True, singer and fashonista Solange Knowles went straight from her sold out London gig and travelled to France, performing her lead single “Losing You” on French TV show Le Grand Journal.
Dressed in a purple, patterned Miu Miu suit, with an orange and brown printed shirt, the songstress looked comfortable and in her element on stage as she gave an intimate performance of “Losing You” backed by a live band. Solange ended the song by showing off her dance skills as her band joined her in a little two-step action.  Solange by far is my favorite Knowles the natural hair really suits her.  I'm glad she decided to take a different route and not cater to the cliche` of beauty.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Lupe Fiasco Gets Kicked Off Stage At Obama Inauguration Event

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 Lupe Fiasco was the headliner the other night at the StartUp RockOn Inauguration Celebration at Washington's Hamilton Live. His set ended sooner than expected after he said he didn't vote for Obama and performed the first verse of his anti-Obama song "Words I Never Said" for 30 minutes straight.

 "I really think the war on terror is a bunch of bulls#*!
Just a poor excuse for you to use up all your bullets
How much money does it take to really make a full clip
9/11 building 7 did they really pull it
Uhh, And a bunch of other cover ups
Your childs future was the first to go with budget cuts
If you think that hurts then, wait here comes the uppercut
The school was garbage in the first place, that's on the up and up
Keep you at the bottom but tease you with the uppercrust
You get it then they move it so you never keeping up enough
If you turn on TV all you see’s a bunch of “what the f#@!s”
Dude is dating so and so blabbering bout such and such
And that ain't Jersey Shore, homie that's the news
And these the same people that supposed to be telling us the truth
Limbaugh is a racist, Glenn Beck is a racist
Gaza strip was getting bombed, Obama didn’t say sh*t
That's why I ain't vote for him, next one either
I’ma part of the problem, my problem is I’m peaceful
And I believe in the people.
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Organizers cut off the Chicago rapper's mic, but he continued to rap for another 5-10 minutes before being escorted off the stage.
Lupe has not made it a secret that he isn't a fan of Obama's, so his choice as headliner for the event was an odd one to say the least. In 2011, Fiasco called Obama "the biggest terrorist . . . in the United States of America,"

"Lupe Fiasco just got thrown off stage here at the Hamilton Live after he went on an anti-Obama diatribe mid set," journalist Josh Rogin, who was at the event wrote on Twitter. "So Lupe played one anti-war song for 30 min and said he didn't vote for Obama and eventually was told to move on to the next song. Lupe refused to move to the next song so a team of security guards came on stage and told him to go."
 Hypervocal organized the event and issued a statement saying Lupe was not kicked off the stage for his anti-Obama views.

 We are staunch supporters of free speech, and free political speech. This was not about his opinions. Instead, after a bizarrely repetitive, jarring performance that left the crowd vocally dissatisfied, organizers decided to move on to the next act.

N.E.R.D/Cam'ron - "What Means The World To You" (3oNe3 & Boy Wonda Remix)

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 I discovered these dudes the other day from Columbia, Missouri Flexy and  DJ Merf. both of them around 21yrs of age.  Flex apparently does most of the vocals, produces, and all the engineering work. On the other hand DJ Merf does his thing On The Wheels Of Steel at their live performances.  I point these things out because this is what an artist have to do in order to get notice and survive in the business these days.  You can't just be an artist anymore you have to have the complete package and I must admit these young dudes have talent.  I normally listen to the more hardcore type of tracks but, they remind me of a young DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince.  So I can respect their hustle and staying true themselves.  Checkout the video below its pretty cool if they get the right team behind them they would surely blowup.

Lianne La Havas Performs Live At Amoeba



 Lianne La Havas is a an English Folk, Soul Singer, songwriter and multiple instrument playing phenom from London, England.  I mean this girl really has talent she kind of reminds me of the "Old" Alicia Keys before she went all "Hollywood" on a brother.  Lianne debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough? is full of soulful, folk-tinged songs that are cleverly crafted and undeniably unique. Checkout her live performance @ Amoeba Music Record Store its eye opening, one of the greatest performances I've seen in awhile hands down.



Monday, January 21, 2013

Michael Vick Wife Kijafa Frink New SEXY Bikini Photos

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 Michael Vick wife Kijafa Frink New sexy bikini photos and her fabulous online accessory boutique Pnk Elephant. Michael Vick future with the Philadelphia Eagles is uncertain right now. The Eagles have two weeks to decide to keep Vick.
They have to either vest a $3 million portion of his 2013 contract by Feb. 6 or cut him loose. The $3 million could be used to put Vick on layaway and delay the final decision on keeping him for his entire $15.5 million salary, but that's a pretty expensive, nonrefundable deposit.

Blackhollywoodcouples.com wanted to feature Mike Vick wife Kijafa Frink for being a very supportive spouse. 'We love that over here'. Plus Kijafa Frink is a business women on her grind.

Her fabulous online accessory boutique PNK Elephant has been featured in Today’s Black Women Issue, Sister 2 Sisters Magazine and on Detroit Fox 2 News.

PNK Elephant is an in-store and online accessory boutique that carry the trendiest fashion accessories at the most affordable prices. Check out our girl Kijafa Frink doing her thing. -- Futuristic Blogger
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Dr. Cornel West Is Upset That President Obama Will Be Taking The Oath With Martin Lurther King's Bible


  Dr. Cornel West is upset with fact that President Obama will be touching Dr Martin Luther King's Bible when taking the oath at the inauguration. Really..? ("Com'on son"- Ed Lover) Now for the most part I've always agreed with Dr. West he has always been a positive voice for people of color.  But on this issue I have to go in on this Bible myth.  Why does it make any difference what Bible he uses? The fact is over 90% of everything black people believe in we learned from our oppressors.  If our slave owners were Muslim more than likely most of us would be Muslim as well.  This is stupid to me, we put too much value into material objects especially those that has nothing to do with our original culture. Checkout the video below and tell me what you think.


Felix Nobody & Notepad New Mixtape Release - AUDIO


 Felix Nobody and Notepad recently released a mixtape that features the song from their music video, along with 14 songs that speak for themselves. One of the songs Breaking A Sweat features Dayo Okeniyi, Hollywood actor from The Hunger Games.  I was really impressed with these young guys talent, it feels good to see Real Artist making their mark in HipHop. Its individuals like these two who make me not be so bias against young upcoming HipHop artist.  Checkout the mixtape below its real dope.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Diverse - "Spic Life" - Official Video Release

 Ok I was on the fence with this Emcee at first but I must admit this young kid Diverse does has some rhyming raw uncut skill.  I wasn't sure about this specific track but I give him props for tackling a subject matter Most Emcees wouldn't, especially being new to the game.  Coming out of the South Side of Chicago he released his album Spic last December  Checkout the vocal techniques of this Emcee and ya'll let me know what you think.



Shayda Gray - "Pressure" - Official Music Video


 Now normally I we don't feature too many singing rap groups unless their lyrics and/or message is on point..  But I must admit this group Shayda Gray caught my attention because I don't think I've ever heard of a group with a rapper and a singer.  I will be doing my research on this concept and I will get back to you on that HipHop Trivia Question.  In the meantime check out the video below of this group based out of Florida they really got their s#@! together.