Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught Trailer - "CODnapped" - {Video}

Do you ever dream of an escape, a quick getaway from the everyday grind to just let loose and play a little Call of Duty? I don't know about you but I don't drink or smoke just not my thing but gaming, now we talking some serious downtime. If you're like me working 7 days a week you can feel me on this post. We are in luck, because we are about to get CODnapped.
The CODnapper and his team of associates rescue unsuspecting fans from their 'to do' lists and everyday chores and deliver them to an oasis known as ONSLAUGHT, the first downloadable content pack available for Call of Duty®: Ghosts. With four new multiplayer maps, the Maverick - an all-new dual purpose Assault Rifle & Sniper Rifle, and the next installment of Extinction, you're going to want all the time you can get.
ONSLAUGHT is available Today only on XBox 360.


Monday, January 27, 2014

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Tells Us The Danger Of A Single Story - {Video}


In Nigeria, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel Half of a Yellow Sun has helped inspire new, cross-generational communication about the Biafran war. In this and in her other works, she seeks to instill dignity into the finest details of each character, whether poor, middle class or rich, exposing along the way the deep scars of colonialism in the African landscape. 

Adichie's newest book, The Thing Around Your Neck, is a brilliant collection of stories about Nigerians struggling to cope with a corrupted context in their home country, and about the Nigerian immigrant experience. 
Adichie builds on the literary tradition of Igbo literary giant Chinua Achebe—and when she found out that Achebe liked Half of a Yellow Sun, she says she cried for a whole day. What he said about her rings true: “We do not usually associate wisdom with beginners, but here is a new writer endowed with the gift of ancient storytellers.”

"When she turned 10 and read Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, about the clash between Igbo tradition and the British colonial way of life, everything changed: ‘I realized that people who looked like me could live in books.’ She has been writing about Africa ever
since. - Washington Pos

Courtesy Of Ted.Com 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Prime8 Pimpin - "Sellswords & Courtesans" (Beat Tape) - {Audio}

Prime8 Pimpin’s new album 'Sellswords & Courtesans' is a beat tape steeped in old-school tradition, an hour-long collection of instrumental beats and breaks using samples from the Far East.  Prime8 Pimpin is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. You can catch him performing live as part of Dolo Jazz Suite, a traveling live music event showcasing original jazz and HipHop influenced electronic music.


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Grace And Peace Records Presents: Young Joshua - "Heart Beats" - {Video}



Grace and Peace Records Presents: Young Joshua "Heart Beats"
From the compilation album "Glimpses of Grace"
Produced by Confidence (of Rashad & Confidence / Purpose & Confidence)
This is the follow up to their successful first release entitled Changed Hearts featuring Braille.
Glimpses of Grace is available on iTunes, or Amazon. Features original tracks from Eshon Burgundy, Young Joshua, Braille, Disciple, Stephen the Levite, Timothy Brindle, Sivion, Die-rek, Average Joe, Ant, k-Drama & J.A.Z., T.K. & Believin' Stephen, Evangel, Mr. J, and Sistah Dee. With production by Wes Pendleton, Stro the 89th Key, PrinceBeats, Confidence, k-Drama, DJ Kritikul, The Bridge and deejay essence


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Alpoko Don South Carolina's King Of The Acapella Rap- "Sittin Sideways" - {Video} -FREESTYLE


Social media has made Alpoko Don a household name. His video’s have been viewed close to nine million times. Sitting on his front porch with nothing other than a pen and his fist, Don creates rhythm patterns using the banister railings of his porch. He’s a one man band spitting raw emotion, religious inspired and thought provoking lyrics that some may say is reminiscent of DMX or the late Tupac Shakur.  When I first heard this guy I couldn't believe what I was seeing he has taken recess in the hallways beating on the locker while rapping to another level.  Checkout the video below it's my favorite and then go support him Here 


Monday, January 20, 2014

ILL Clinton Collab With Rene Brown On This Dope Track "Doin It Right" - {Audio}

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Atlanta HipHop dynamic duo, ILLClinton, team up with Los Angeles up coming Emcee Rene Brown to premiere their new song "Doin It Right". Brennan and Rene Brown obliterate the Dark Blake Belair track with their rapid fire lyrics of fury.


Twitter: @ILLClintonUSA
Instagram: @ILLClintonUSA
Twitter: @ReneBrownMusic
Instagram: @ReneBrownMusic

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Cliff Po - "#RKOI (Rich Kids On Instagram)" [Prod By Cliff Po] - {Audio}

#RKOI (Rich Kids On Instagram) [Prod By Cliff Po]
There’s nothing like starting off a beautiful Monday morning with some brand new tunes from Harlem’s own trillest Rapper Cliff Po. today After a 2 month hiatus Cliff delivers his latest self-produced offering “#RKOI (Rich Kids On Instagram)”, which will live on his upcoming album It’s Been Real… coming soon.



Friday, January 17, 2014

Giano Releases New Mixtape "Not Until They Say" - {Audio}

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Virginia-based producer/Emcee Giano presents a remix/mash up/mixtape entitled “Not Until They Say” – a tongue-in-cheek title implying that the formula for success in entertainment is based largely on a proverbial group, “they”.  “They” are the music fans, established artists, record labels, bloggers, etc.  There are many expert opinions on what the exact formula for success in the music industry is, and “Not Until They Say” does not attempt to use a formula nor define one; rather, the album is a social commentary as well as personal testimony outlining Giano’s thoughts on the subject, even poking fun at the contradictions in himself as an artist seeking success, and loosely providing greater insight into the theme on each progressing track.  It’s not until “they” say that you’re special [that] you get in, but even “they” wait until “they” say…you kidding? Giano raps on the title track, suggesting a vicious cycle in which the powers-that-be await the next buzz-worthy artist to emerge whose acclaim is likely created by the very people waiting for it. 
Giano has released several previous projects, including 2012’s “S.O.R.I.”, which featured production by S1, Sinuous, IllMind, and Apollo Brown, and received positive reviews from online publications. 
I consider myself an emcee seeking to be transparent about the way I’m experiencing the world, using as little hyperbole as possible, and yet giving the listener good Hip Hop music.Giano

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Kevin Hart Presents All Access "Ride Along" Promo Tour In Atlanta - {Video}


The Ride Along promo tour with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube just hit Atlanta to pop up on some fans to give out Chocolate Droppa donuts and Ice Cube Coffee. Ride Along in theaters tomorrow January 17th. Pre Sale tickets available now at Fandango.  If not just make sure you ticket say "Ride Along" on the ticket  you buy this is how a lot of black movies get beat out of its credit.  Enjoy the clip below its funny as Hell!!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Old School Vs. New School The Beef Continues Between Lord Jamar & Yelawolf - {Video}


The controversy surrounding comments made by Yelawolf in response to Lord Jamar's views on whites and gays in hip hop has been raging for some time now, and in a sit-down with VladTV, Lord Jamar and radio personality Star don't mince words about their thoughts on the whole thing.

"I will slap the sh*t out of you...just watch your f*ckin' mouth. That's all, man." said Star.
"That's all," agreed Lord Jamar.

The interview continues, with both Lord Jamar and Star going on a passionate rant against Yelawolf and what they perceive as the racist, aggressive, and hypocritical response of his fans.

They conclude the interview by weighing in on the acclaimed film "12 Years a Slave," praising it for keeping the painful history of slavery on the nation's conscience.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

VladTV's True Hip Hop Stories: Featuring DJ Kay Slay & DMX - {Video}


In this episode of "VladTV's True Hip Hop Stories," DJ Kay Slay reminisces about an unforgettable moment he had with DMX in the studio while recording a freestyle. Things went from bad to worse when DMX's posse got out of hand, but you have to check out the above video to see how Slay got out of the sticky situation.

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Eu4ick Music Group, In Co-Operation With New Media Records Presents “Might Begin (Promo)” - Frak

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What might this begin? That’s probably a question you've had to ask yourself more than once in your life. Frak tumultuous experiences involved with his love affairs have made it difficult for him to make a connection. #MightBegin touches upon what outcomes may possibly befall him and his beau, acknowledging his instability and her insecurities, along with the sexual temptation and drama that comes along with all interpersonal, intimate relationships. Fraks performance is heartfelt, amplified by incredible production, the masterful engineering of Araz Productions, and the incredibly eye catching artwork of EJ Negre
Closure is extremely important. Be it in regards to end of a relationship, or the end of a life; without closure too many questions are left unanswered. Fraks promotional project titled #Closure relates to the importance of finality and understanding that all is as it is for a reason. Four individually released singles are the flesh and bones of this two month campaign. The four track promotional project will feature a video release for the final song. 
It's amazing how when Drake came out more Emcees felt comfortable to express their feelings...lol it's growing on me I'm not necessarily my favorite genre of HipHop but I'm learning.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

R.A. The Rugged Man - "Sam Peckinpah" (Ft. Vinnie Paz & Sadat X) - {Video}



With his critically-acclaimed new album "Legends Never Die" now in stores everywhere, R.A. The Rugged Man releases the video for "Sam Peckinpah", featuring Vinnie Paz and Sadat X.

Directed by Michael M. Bilandic and Johnny Zito.
Produced and Edited by R.A. The Rugged Man.
Cinematography by Sean Price Williams and Michael Quill.
Color correction by Alan Gordon.
Music produced by C-Lance.
Scratches by DJ Kwestion.
Mixed by Chris Conway.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Taboo (of the Black Eyed Peas)Talks Why Dancing in HipHop Became "Corny" - {Video}


Like a lot of people getting their start in the early days of HipHop, Black Eyed Peas' Taboo began his foray as a dancer. In this exclusive interview with VladTV, Taboo discusses the roots of dancing in HipHop culture, the moment when it officially became "corny", and the transition from dancing to a more attitude oriented style and outlook. Taboo would also talk about the various recent HipHop dance trends in HipHop and how they were largely frown upon.  He also speaks briefly about Tupac Shakur's earlier days before he became a rapper.


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Mac Miller - "The Star Room" (Ft. Delusional Thomas) - {Video}



Rapper Mac Miller has opened up about the new material he has been working on recently and explained that it will encompass 'every aspect' of the human condition. 
During an interview with the Rolling Stone, the 'Frick Park Market' star confessed that he wants to represent the reality of this generation on his new album:
"I'm gonna capture every aspect of being a human being... I think that artists and pop culture identities... simplify what it means to be a human and pigeonhole people into looking up to one role model. You're a thug, then you love Chief Keef. You like girls, then you like Drake. You're intelligent, then you like Kendrick Lamar. It ain't that simple. Everyone is just a blend of everybody."
Miller also admitted to MTV News that he has written enough music to fill four albums so isn't sure what format his next full-length release is likely to take:
"I have four albums done right now – not done, but four albums that have a foundation and have at least seven songs on each of them." Sounds like the same thing Tupac used to do while he was in prison he wrote about 7 albums..lol.


Courtesy Of PressParty

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Eminem - "The Monster" (Ft. Rihanna) - {Video}

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In its ninth week atop Hot R&B/HipHop songs, Eminem's 'The Monster' takes home Digital Gainer honors thanks to a 123% increase to 433,000 downloads, its best week yet according to Nielsen SoundScan. The most recent tracking week ending on Dec. 29.
The Rihanna-assisted cut sold 373,000 in its first week of availability (coinciding with the Nov. 16 chart date) but had not sold more than 300,000 in any week since. With this week's impressive figure, tied primarily to the rise of holiday gift card purchases, 'The Monster' has now sold 2.2 million downloads.
Eminem's 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' stays put at No. 2 with 122,000 (a 6% lift) while Justin Timberlake's 'The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)' moves 5-3 with a 21% increase to 55,000.
Courtesy Of PressParty

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Pharoahe Monch Host "Digital Dynasty 28" - {Audio}

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What better way to kick it off the New Year then with a Pharoahe Monch hosted Digital Dynasty 28?? This one right here is almost 3 hours of straight hardcore HipHop, this is not your twerkin', molly poppin', auto-tune Bull S#@!. These are the artist that keep Real HipHop alive this is not meant for the faint at heart.  Shouts to all the talented artists featured on here too, signed and unsigned.  Make sure you download this FREE joint below and checkout the Legendary roster.




Monday, January 6, 2014

Twista Talks About All The Chicago Violence - {Video}



Twista chopped it up with VladTV recently about the violence stricken streets that have been plaguing Chicago for a long time now. While New York City has recorded record lows regarding homicides that took place in 2013, Chicago, also dubbed "Chi-Raq" doesn't seem to be letting up. Twista shared his thoughts on why he thinks there is so much violence in Chicago and one reason he provided was the presence of social media. Twista thinks that since everything is recorded so closely now, it influences the Chicago youth to commit violent crimes because they know it'll be posted about online in some way. He went on to address the topic of Chief Keef and the effect his music has had on the youth of the windy city.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Bizzy Crook Releases New Extended Mixtape "'84 Off Season" - {Audio}

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Just in time for the new year, Bizzy Crook released a brand new mixtape on his birthday, December 27th, 2013. The new mixtape is entitled 84 Off Season, and is an extension to Bizzy's release, '84, which came out earlier this year. 

84 Off Season offers 9 new songs and features from artists like Shy Glizzy & 360. Fans will be able to download the new mixtape as well as the original on below. Fans can also check out his music video for his song, "21," which is featured on 84 Off Season and premiered exclusively on Vibe.com last week. Check out the video at the link below.


Saturday, January 4, 2014

The Roots, Miley Cyrus, And Jimmy Fallon Perform "We Can't Stop" (Acapella) - {Video}

Jimmy Fallon, Miley Cyrus, and The Roots perform an a Capella version of "We Can't Stop."  I now I'm a little late with this post but I did it make a point.  HipHop is probably the most influential genre of music ever created by man.  Artist from every genre of music borrows and are influence by HipHop in one way or another this is just proof how versatile HipHop truly is. 

Friday, January 3, 2014

Leeb Burton - "Camp Reality" - {Video}


Leeb Burton brings you his official single "Camp Reality" off his debut mixtape, Reality's Revenge.  I just had to show some love to Leeb for this dope tribute to Camp Lo instrumental beat Uptown Saturday Night.  Check out the video and tell us what you think about it.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Leaon Marin - "B*tch Bad" - {Audio}

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HipHop artist, Leon Marin decided to release a free verse over Lupe Fiasco's song, "B*tch Bad". The message behind the free verse describes Leon's personal experiences with women to create the picture that some females portray to be women but are actually b*tches. The derogatory term can be applied to males creating a perception that aren't as well.  A b*tch is not a gender, it's a description of someone takes their insecurities out on other people in order to make themselves feel better about well...themselves.  That's my take.

"This free verse in no way, shape, or form is to offend anyone. It's premise is to tell a story." - Leon Marin

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Dashius Clay Ends 2013 With A Tribute To All Of His Supporters - {Video}


We interrupt our normal programming to bring you this:  
"First and foremost I want to personally take time to thank you for rockin with me the entire year. I honestly try my best to only provide you and your listeners quality releases every time. Whether you have posted what I sent or not I simply appreciate your efforts to continue to spread great music to the world. I want to wish everyone an incredible Holidays. I am sending a Year in Review of 2013. We wanted to include everyone BELIEVE ME but there were so many great moments it was near impossible to fit it all under 4 minutes. If you are not on DashiusClay.com under the Blogroll please let me know and I will have it taken care of immediately. Blessings! To another great year of success, health, happiness, and more success!" - Dashius Clay