Monthly Archives: July 2012

[Mood Tune] That’s Cool – Silkk they Shocker x Trina

It’s 4:08 AM (approximately) and I’m searching videos on YouTube… this video came to mind.

Lmao. Hahaha. I enjoyed this 11 years later.

1. Before there were N*ggas in Paris, there were N*ggas in Alaska.

2. Silkk the Shocker always runs over the beat. It was like he wrote verses without hearing the beats, randomly picked one, and said, ” f*ck it” every time.

3. Trina had the shoulder move the whole video.

4. Shorty who was up in the cabin dancing with Silkk gotta go. She dances the way he raps.

I swore I was a No Limit Solider.

Yeah, I still am.

Brrrrrrrrhaa! Stick it! Ha! HaHa! Stick it!

 

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New Day – Curtis x Alicia Keys x Dr. Dre

Fiddy’s new single from upcoming album, Street King Immortal. Em on the mix and Swizz on the beat. Dre, I can do without. I get people may want him on tracks because he’s a legend bleh bleh, but it’s just a drag. A. Keys: I love you.

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Diced Pineapples – Rozay x Wale x Drake

The high fashion, multiple vacay locations, and thick sex preferences/references makes a nice release off of God Forgives, I Don’t. (Shouts to you who have the whole album, I’m ducking the leak gawds. Next Tuesday it officially releases) Ennywehdoe (anyway though), the concept of the song steams from Rozay’s doctor orders given last year for his seizures.

“When I got out of the hospital — you know, I had a seizure last year — when I was leaving, the doctor told me,‘You gotta eat some more fruit, drink you some water, eat fruit and just relax for a little while.’ My fruit of choice was pineapples. For the next three weeks, I woke up every morning and ate diced pineapples, and I put the concept together. Drizzy came in, as well as Wale, and it’s kinda like, ‘She could be my diced pineapple. This special lady, she could be what I wake up to every morning and help me get by every day.”

And like that, we have a track that embodies this sensual, but rock-to-it sound. Wale’s poetry over the piano definitely set the tone for the whole thing as well as his approach on devouring his pineapple in his poetic, climbing flow.  Ross still spitting his “funer things” rap to these beautiful woman and it always works for this guy. Then.. there’s Drake. Ha! Yes it’s only a hook, but Aubrey just does … this. Velvet voice verbalizing what we all have lived/live.  Real regular with this guy.

I appreciate the versatility in Ross, Drake, and Wale; they know the balance in making music for all listeners. (“And how the women be the tastemakers for the shit we makin”- Kendrick Lamar)  Balance. Learn it if you don’t know.

“Call me crazy, shit at least you cawwlin.”

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Birthday Song x 2 Chainz xx Kanye West

 

Based on a  T.R.U. Story – Aug. 14

2 Chainz birthday – Sept. 12.

Make him happy.

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G.O.O.D. Music Covers Complex

“He [Kanye] knows what he’s talking about. It’s crazy how insanely smart he is—it’s frustrating at times” – Kid Cudi

Complex has a couple members of the G.O.O.D. crew faces assembled in the shape of a cross on Aug/Sept. 2012. All black/charcoal gray … I’d say a definitely attention grabber. Very sleek, but capturing. Oh, and assisted by Ye’s design company, DONDA. A couple of the gawds sat down with Complex to discuss their journey while  getting our their dreams. (Link after the jump.)

I truly enjoyed the interview. I could imagine sitting there with some of Hip-Hop’s biggest artists right now, chopping it up about a label created by one of my top favorite people in the world. Reading Cudi, Big Sean, Pusha, 2 Chainz (unofficial G.O.O.D. Music), John Legend, Common, and Q-Tip first-hand speak about their relationships with Kanye. They explain how much of a perfectionist Ye is and through the music, I see that. I hear that.  One of the smoothest in the land, John Legend described G.O.O.D. as “That creativity, that attention to detail, that quality control—that’s what distinguishes us from other folks who might just be chasing a hit.” Again, I believe it. Whether it’s the production of the songs or the shooting of the videos (Mercy was eh, but I get it was an artistic reach and I get it. Someone’s going to appreciate it, like this guy), G.O.O.D. music and Ye are all about the quality and showing everyone there is no limits to this music thing.

Cudi mentions how G.O.O.D. …“represent honesty, in all aspects. Ain’t nobody fake. Ain’t nobody phony. Niggas are who they are. Everybody is who they are around each other. We’re real. I’m not in other crews. I don’t know how other niggas live, but I know right here that’s one of the main things we represent: honesty and realness. You can just hear it in the music. This ain’t no cookie-cutter shit.”  Just to let the crowd know. The crew joked around about Ye being wrong about some drops that were successful and how he always motivates and looks out with much constructed criticism. My loyalty for Ye was just validated after this read.

Bottom line, G.O.O.D. music is headed in a strong direction with  progression of hip-hop. Ye precisely picked out all these artists, like different shaped brushes, to illustrated the new masterpiece of hip-hop. The new religion? I’d say. Hip-Hop is gospel and in the G.O.O.D. book, chapter 2012, verse 9, line 4, speaks of a Cruel Summer we are currently in. I’m waiting for another audio novel, Mr. West!

I can go on and on about Ye, this interview, the artists, and hip-hop all day so just go read Complex. Thanks to Noah on the piece!

New Religion x Complex Interview

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[Mood Tune] Riesling & Rolling Papers x Fabolous

I’ve recently been listening to random older mixtapes. I have these periods (which I’m sure, if you love music you do as well) where an old song is triggered in my head and I want to listen to all the music surrounding that time frame in Hip-Hop  or that artist. “I Don’t See Nobody” did that which made one of Fab’s best mixtapes, There Is No Competition, to be played repeated for about three days. I get into my music state of mind and decide TINC>TINC2>>>TINC3, totally forgetting that The Soul Tape diiiiiiiiiid drop. “Leaving U”, “Wolve in Sheep’s Clothing”, “Slow Down”, and “Riesling & Rolling Papers”… love those records.

Grabbing the Bars of the Day from the smooth Riesling & Rolling Papers, self-explanatory why Fabolous is one of my favorite rappers.

I’m down to earth like gravity, but man we up
Women get around me and they can-not keep their panties up/
Your boy drop jewels, you niggas should ante up
This is food for thought, you bitches fill the pantry up

 

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One Time For Ya Mind

Adjusting the rearview mirror once again, Davey drops a post on the “slim picking population” and how everyone needs a self-evaluation before becoming someone else’s problem. Very good read. Shouts to Mike and CultureLP. I won’t say much. Take heed.

“Slim Pickings” – Davey

Meanwhile, Pappy brings up one of the most repetitive topics in our culture, double standards.  Shining light on the standards that ring the loudest bells, Trey gives his raw opinion on the complaints. Again, tune into these short summer session for they can possible assist with building understanding. Seriously.

“Double Standards” – Pappy

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[Rewind] Drive Slow x Kanye West xx Paul Wall xx GLC xx TI

Bars of the day:

…See back back then then if you had aye car,
You were the Chi town version of Baby/
And I was just a virgin a baby.
One of the reasons I looked up to him crazy…

-Kanye tuh duh


Figured some of you needed the reminder.

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[iTunes Snatch] Demonstrate x JoJo

Well damn, JoJo. Maybe a week ago I was singing Leave (Get Out) with @StefLove_ and we were saying how JoJo had the tunes. From pop and AIM chat away messages, JoJo and OVO’s 40, colab to make a really adult sultry and seducing track for JoJo’s third album, Jumping Trains. Very R&B. A Ciara, Kelly Rowland, Mya type of feel, but that’s just soulful JoJo. Definitely something to throw into your sexy time playlist.

Thanks 40.
Thanks Jo.

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