June 30, 2009

"Death Of ?"

With the recent release of Jay-Z’s “Death Of Autotune” I felt kind of inspired to kill a few things off myself. Death of swag anyone? So I’ve created a list of "Death Of’s" we’re in need of and the artist I found suitable to perform each song. Enjoy!

“Death Of Skinny Jeans” - Kid Cudi
I guess his knots fit...

“Death Of Constant, Unnecessary Name Changes” - Diddy
Puff, Puffy, Puff Daddy, P Diddy...the madness has to end somewhere because I refuse to call this dude "Did".

“Death Of MySpace” - Tom
RIP MySpace.

“Death Of The Gimmick Song” - Hurricane Chris featuring Halle Berry
The last thing Hip Hop needs right now is an ode to Halle Berry.

June 29, 2009

Picture Diaries: SoBe Lifewater Summer Fridays

SoBe Lifewater hit up the Big Apple this past weekend for the launch of their Summer Fridays series. Invited guests including Paula Patton, Robin Thicke, and Asher Roth were treated to an exclusive gaming lounge, spa services, and more. The next Summer Friday will take place on July 10 in New York City. Be sure to check out SoBe on Facebook for your chance to take part in one of their Summer Fridays.

Check out pics from their recent event in NYC. Pics courtesy of StarTraks.

ANTM's Jaslene Gonzalez and rapper Asher Roth.

Jaslene getting the nails hooked up.

Robin Thicke and gorgeous wife Paula Patton.

Robin Thicke rockin' the keys!

Umm...Create your own caption? Lol.

For some reason I can't help but think of auto insurance when I see this pic.

MJ's Legacy

After the recent passing of legendary artist Michael Jackson I’ve found that people seem a little too eager to fill Michael’s shoes. The man hasn’t even been gone for a week and I’m already hearing talk of Beyonce being the likely candidate to replace him. And in response to that:

1. Is it actually necessary to find a replacement for Michael? Because from the looks of it it seems like people are really pushing for this as if it’s something that needs to be done. Slow your roll people. This man was a legend. A legend. I don’t think people understand what exactly a “legend” is these days because we’re so used to mediocrity. Michael is someone who if I ever have kids they will know who Michael Jackson is. They will know his music.

2. And if somehow we deem it necessary to find Michael’s “legacy” replacement (which still sounds absolutely crazy to me) then we need to have some kind of group vote ‘cause I am not rolling with Beyonce on this one. Yes, she is a great artist, a great performer, etc. but she is nowhere near legend status in my opinion.

We’re always trying to find a replacement for something these days. Is it our lack of patience? Unwillingness to just let things be? What is it?

For me, there will never be a replacement for Michael Jackson and we might as well just leave it at that.

Picture found at NecoleBitchie.com.

June 23, 2009

Sneaker Pimps NYC!

Now this is one of those events that is REALLY gonna make me regret not being in NYC. Sneaker Pimps are hitting the rotten apple and they're bringing Big Boi, Wale, The Clipse, and more with them. Aside from the crazy performances there will also be live artist installations, an XBOX Battle, and more.

Tickets for the event are $25 in advance and can be purchased at Ticketmaster. Check out the flyer below for more info.

I Have To Take It There..

For real though, where is it?

And on a side note: Perez, if you ever need to contact the police again "calling" them on Twitter isn't gonna cut it.

June 17, 2009

Video Footage From Tupac Birthday Concert

For those of you who weren't able to attend the Tupac Birthday Concert yesterday (June 16) check out this video montage I made with my FlipCam and Windows Movie Maker :-)

June 16, 2009

Atlanta Indie Music Festival!

For The Win!! Can't wait for Sunday. Let's go Atlanta!

June 13, 2009

Pink Carpet Mixtape (Free Download)

Now I'm not really one for posting free mixtapes on my blog because I know there's thousands of mixtapes being circulated online daily and I'm sure half of them are ass. And although the The Pink Carpet (bad name, I know) mixtape is hosted by DJ Vlad (blah) it does consist of a number of note worthy femcee's including MC Lyte and well...MC Lyte. Anywho, show some appreciation for the female emcee and download the mixtape.

Click to download the Pink Carpet Mixtape.

Tanya Morgan Video Plus Show In ATL

If you're a true fan of Hip Hop chances are you're definitely familiar with Cincinnati/Brooklyn based group Tanya Morgan. Their latest album Brooklynati has received rave reviews from the likes of XXL Magazine, Time Out NY, and more. Check out the groups latest video for their song "So Damn Down".

Oh, and if you live in the Atlanta area word on the street is TM will be performing here real, real soon. So be on the look out for that.

Tupac B-Day Celebration In ATL

If anyone lives or will be in the Atlanta area on June 16 be sure to check out the Tupac Birthday Celebration and Benefit Concert. The event, which is presented by comedian Mike Epps and Afeni Shakur, will be hosted by M-1 of dead prez and will feature appearances from The Dungeon Family and performances by Yung LA, B.o.B, 8-Ball & MJG, Bun B, and more.

Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance either in person at the Tupac Center for the Arts in Stone Mountain, Georgia or online at www.tasf.org. Tickets are only $25 in advance and proceeds will benefit the Tupac Center for the Arts which hosts a number of programs including an after school enrichment program.

BK Hip Hop Festival Countdown!

Definitely sucks to be missing out on this years Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. Anyone going? Who are you looking forward to seeing? Be sure to take plenty of pics and videos for me :-)

Check out the official flyer below.

America's Best Dance Crew Auditions

Attention all you dancers in the New York City area, America's Best Dance Crew will be holding auditions THIS Sunday, June 14 so get your crew together and make sure to bring your A Game. Peep the flyer below for more info.

June 7, 2009

What It Means To Be Gangsta

According to stic.man and M-1 of dead prez...

"What It Means To Be Gangsta" (video) - dead prez

And if you're in the New York area check out the release party for dead prez & DJ Green Lantern's Pulse Of The People which will be released on June 23.

June 6, 2009

Go Hammer Go Hammer GO!

Hilariousness. Apparently, a bunch of Hammer pants wearing dancers bombarded a local clothing store and video-taped the synchronized madness. Check it out.

And for some real Hammer action (pause) check out the premiere of HAMMERTIME on June 14 at 10pm on A&E.

June 4, 2009

Wale ft. Lady Gaga "Chillin"

Honestly, I like Wale as an artist he just bitches too much on Twitter.

June 1, 2009

Jadin Shropshire - "Never Be"

So one of my Tweeps (shout out to Twitter) sent me some music of his today and it's actually pretty good. You'll be amazed at all the talent that's out there if you're actually willing to listen. In fact, I'm thinking about making a weekly "Twitter Spotlight" on here for musicians and other artists. Let me know what ya'll think about that and if you have any candidates.

Be sure to take a listen and check out JS on Twitter.

Jadin Shropshire - "Never Be"

Whatcha think about...

The ass in the face action Eminem voluntarily or involuntarily (still debatable) took part in last night at the MTV Movie Awards? I like Eminem, but when I watched a video of what took place last night this morning I was laughing my ass off. Yes, it was funny in my opinion. With all the shit Eminem talks about other celebs this HAS to be karma

But if I was Eminem and I had no idea what was about to happen I'd be pissed the hell off if that man's bare ass was in my face. Yuck.

And like someone on Twitter said last night, MTV would not even fathom thinking about doing something like that to a TI or Lil Wayne. That'd be grounds for all out war. What do you guy think about what happened? Staged? Not Staged? Funny? Disrespectful? Let me know what you think.

Fresh Daily's Tomorrow Is Today

Looks like I'm on a roll with posting dope artists today. Up next we've got the Tomorrow Is Today mixtape from Brooklyn rapper Fresh Daily, formerly Ill Tarzan (blame the name change on Disney).

I've had the opportunity to see Fresh Daily perform several times at EOW and he's killed it every time. His mixtape was released last week so excuse the lateness. Better late than never!

Click to Download Tomorrow Is Today.

Brittany Bosco - "Blues For Blue" + "Black And White"

If you aren't familiar with singer Brittany Bosco you LOST! I'm playing. But seriously do your self a favor and check her out. Give yourself a break from all the Beyonce's and Ashanti's out there and check out a real artist 'cause her voice is off the chain. Uber-dope (I just made that one up). She recently released a music video for her songs "Blues For Blue" and "Black And White" so be sure to check it out below.

Also be on the lookout for the re-release of her EP Spectrum, taking place on June 17. And if you're in the Atlanta area on June 24 there will be a Spectrum release party/show at The Earl so be sure to check out for that as well.