Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Drake - Marvin's Room [Video]

Hegz yeah. Visuals to Marvin's Room. I didn't think it would get made so soon though.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Common x Cocaine 80s - Summer Madness (Prod. No I.D.)

Not a lot of info, just dropped out of nowhere. What I do know from Fakeshore Drive is that Cocaine 80s is a collective of No I.D., Common, Steve Wyreman, Rob Kinelski, Kevin Randolph, James Fauntleroy, Makeba and “many more". The song though will appear on The Pursuit EP.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Drake - Marvin's Room (Chopped Up) [Tagged]

Choppin' up Drake's joint. I usually don't like them, but this was great. Glad I listened to it. Enjoy. Some cups of that XO won't hurt either!

Special Report: Batman: Battle For The Cowl [Revisited]

Anyone remember the ol’ Battle For The Cowl event by DC after Batman seemingly died in the Final Crises? Well, I just got done reading it again and I have to say, I didn’t like it as much as I originally did. When I first read it I was just starting out with comics and when this came up I was just excited to just read it. Now, I see some things I didn’t like with the personality of the characters and some of the pacing. It’s still a quality read though, just doesn’t have that much staying power. Espectially now with the DC reboot coming in September.

For more, head over to my TUMBLR for the rest of the review and my rating

Drake - Trust Issues (Prod. 40)

I like where this song was going. I don't think it's going to be on the album, not that it's a terrible song, but it's good it won't be. Nice that he's releasing songs just out of the blue though. Great even. Still waiting on that mixtape though

"Did my own little thing using some other thing I did. You know." - Drake

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Weekly Comics Report - June 19 2011

Every week is some new comics and every week I'll have some reviews on some choice comics. I won't get to all of them, but I'll choose some comics I looked forward to and give my verdict. Also, some of them may be late - I may have missed a week on a comic maybe. either way, enjoy.

Kirby: Genesis #1
Writer: Kurt Busiek
Art: Jack Herbert and Alex Ross
Dynamite Entertainment $3.99

The story takes place in Minnesota with college brainy kid Kirby and childhood, hot friend Bobbi. If you ready Kirby: Genesis #0, then you'll get a pretty good feel of how they both grew up and where they've gone since star gazing from their front porch as children. They both made it to college, and as stated before about who they are, their dynamic is great! A college kid trying to make heads or tails out of things, trying to cram all this work for test in an impossible semester., who's into show's like Chuck. We don't get a real good guage on how smart Bobbi is, but she can't be dumb to make to where she has. But, she'd rather party and try to get Kirby out of his shell. Also looks like she want's to get him laid too. Then, when these large, majestic figures appear in the sky, all eyes are to the sky, then their world begin's to change. Building's come out of no where, technology buried deep in the earth, space ship's land and start attacking people. Now Bobbi want's to go on an "adventure" with Kirby to see what they can find, but Bobbi is more connected than anyone could dream of.

Daken: Dark Wolverine #10
Writer: Rob Williams
Art: Matteo BuffagniRiley RossmoCris PeterRiley Rossmo; Cover: Giuseppe CamuncoliFrank Martin
Marvel $2.99

After the great story in this series 9.1 special, questions about Daken's future was put into question. Where would he go once he left Madripoor and how would he handle himself? Well in issue 10 all of those is answered. Daken is ready to set the city of Hollywood ablaze by taken down the baddest and consuming a new drug called Heat that beats his healing factor. The drug has a profound effect on a person's perception's and with skills like Daken's that could prove deadly. I like how Rob is setting Daken apart, even more, from his father Wolverine. It set's up well for deeper story telling in the future. I also like how the law is presented to. Nothing special about the team except that an FBI agent has been tailing Daken for a long time and is getting closer to him. All in all, except for some of the sketchy time lapses, it was a pretty fulfilling read. The art was great. Daken looks insane in every panel, like he could do anything at any moment. 

X-Men #13 (2011)
Writer: Christopher Yost
Art: (NOW) Paco Medina (THEN) Dalibor Talajic
Marvel $3.99 (dammit)

In this months issue we find out more about the so called Evolutionaries. Their just that, evolution, and their goal is protect the next step in evolution from any threats. In their second meeting with the X-Men now want to remove Scott Summers/Cyclops from the picture so the "leader" can lead mutant's, excuse me "homo superior", can take over once humanity is destroyed. When the story flashes back to the first encounter with with the Evolutionaries, this issue, focuses on the Magneto and his Brotherhood of Mutant's. Yost does a great job of showcasing Magneto's dominance and presence during. All of the art is pretty much awesome. My only hangup of the issue is the end. Some other mutant's on the island begin to attack Celeste, it just seems out of place to me. Not that it couldn't happen for what they want, but the why. I also don't reconize them. But I'm looking forward to next issue. I'm expecting greatness!

Ghost Rider #0.1
Writer: Rob Williams
Art: Matthew Clark, Sean Parsons, Robert Schwager
Marvel $2.99

Johnny Blaze is a paranoid, redneck with powers of the occult to take down evil and sinners. The book starts out action packed with Johnny talking about how bad a job being Ghost Rider is. Then when he's just Johnny, he's pathetic. He doesn't know what to do. He seem's as if he wants to die. Well, he end's up getting his chance of sorts. A way to get rid of the Ghost Rider. No tricks by some demon. It just seems like a regular older dude that sees the need to help him, but he's know's a lot, but Johnny doesn't question it. Also, this connects to the event Fear Itself, so the guy who want's to help Johnny, Adam, is connected to the Serpent somehow so that is worth exploring...if the main book Fear Itself crawls out of it's ass so we know why the Serpent is doing this and his history with Asgard and Odin. The art is sort of, I guess, cool. But it's so much cooler when it's Ghost Rider in the panels. Maybe that was done on purpose. I won't spoil the ending, but I'm curious to see what happens now. I thought there where two Ghost Riders.

Avengers (2011) #14
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Art: John Romita JR, Klaus Janson, Dean White
Marvel $3.99

Bendis still going strong heading into the Fear Itself tie-in for the flagship Avengers book. Interviews with the Avenger's team, in the past and present (I'm assuming), is proving to do very well at showing us what an Avenger is and how the Red Hulk is proving himself to be an Avenger. The thing get's himself one of them hammers and turns into a engine of carnage and destruction. The way Bendis writes the story makes Red Hulk so heroic. Fearless. Brave. All those good words any of us would want in a hero. And then JRJ's art is phenomenal as usual, with Janson and White on the assist. It was a great read this week.

Fear Itself: Youth In Revolt #2 (of 6)
Writer: Sean McKeever
Art: Mike Norton and Veronica Gandini (colors)
Marvel $2.99

If you got into Marvel's Avengers: The Initiative series from two years ago then your going to love this. Newcomers should also. Since the hammers of the Serpent are falling everywhere and the avatars are so powerful, it's all hands on deck. We see the result of what happens to Thor Girl (worst name ever) as she's carted off to the clink by the leader of the Initiative, Prodigy. It's for the camera's he says till everything blows over. It's sort of believable how everyone mistakes TG's paper-weight of a hammer for a tool of destruction. It's the fear I suppose. And the fact that is isn't that many up close pics of the Serpent's avatars for the public to see. There are some interesting appearences in this issue, so how that turns out will be anyone's guess. It's enough to see how it turns out.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cee-Lo Green - Bridges (prod. The Neptunes)

Well, this is a song that didn't make the cut to Lady Killer, but will be on the It's Okay EP available on iTunes UK. Pretty cool song. Cee-Lo fans will love it, new fans can dig it too

hey, if you like it, buy it! It's like a dollar, and $5-$6 for the EP.
nabbed from HHNM

Friday, June 17, 2011

Kendrick Lamar - Ronald Reagan Era feat. RZA

WHOOPTY WOOP! K. Dot's #Section80 is shaping up to be epic! Can't wait!
Produced by: Tae Beast / Mixed by: Ali / Shouts to: Dave Free

Download - Ronald Regan Era f/ RZA Alt. Link
Previous Post(s) - Sex With Society | HiiiPower [Video]

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Weeknd - The Birds (Part. 1)

Coolness, right? Can't Wait till Thurday drops

J. Cole - Work Out

That one song got leaked last week and it wasn't supposed to. But Cole not gonna leave us hungry like that when he got some heat from the kitchen, right? Eff no! It's a sample from Ye's Workout Plan. Enjoy folks. Dreamville!

Download - Work Out [iTunes] | AMAZON

Previous Post(s) - Return of Simba | Disgusting

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

CyHi The Prynce - Royal Flush 2 [Mixtape]

This was a long time coming. Lot's of leaks, videos, tweets, work, and all that jazz...and we come to some solid material. G.O.O.D. Music #BOI

Download x Stream all after the jump folks!

Michael Jackson - (I Like) The Way You Love Me

From the late, great, King Of Pop! From the album Michael

Download - (I Like) The Way You Love Me
Buy the album MichaeliTunes Amazon

JoJo - Marvin's Room (Can't Do Better)

Remember Jo Jo? White girl that likes Black guys and can sing? Well she just covered Drake's Marvin's Room and it's not half bad. Listen to it, it's from a woman's perspective and pretty cool. Also, she has a mixtape out if you guys enjoy her music. Stream and download of that after the jump!

Big Sean - I Do It [Video]

Being bombarded with all this Big Sean lately is cool! June 28th bitches!!!

CyHi The Prynce - Woopty Doo feat. Big Sean (Prod. Kanye West & No I.D.)

That Royal Flush II drops next week  later today. My bad!

Kanye West - Mama's Boyfriend

This is that freestyle 'Ye did at Facebook last year when he was returning to the game. Q Tip says they're are two versions of this song, this is the beat he (I'm assuming) did for the 2nd release of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Drop down below for the art that came with the song. Big ups from DOTR
UPDATE Apparently, this was not released by Kanye.  Somebody took the a capella version of the track and put their own instrumental behind it.  Therefore, a statement from Mr. West:
The version of the Kanye West recording “Mama’s Boy” that arrived on blog sites earlier this week is entirely bogus and unsanctioned, and violates the artist’s creative intentions. As is often the unfortunate case, an unknown party or parties got a hold of Kanye West’s vocal track and added their own soundbed to it, effectively and falsely releasing it as a Kanye West track from the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy sessions. The result in no way resembles the final song Kanye West intended his fans to hear, and he is deeply disappointed that one of the most personal, meaningful and special songs he has ever written would reach people in this way. Needless to say, measures are being taken to identify and prosecute the persons responsible for leaking this material.
I didn't know. bummer. Still nice though, but now I'm thinking I should delete it.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Styles P - It's Okay feat. Jadakiss

Trading bars! It's okay with the Flex bombs too!

Lil Wayne - Dear Anne (Stan Pt. 2) [Prod. Swizz Beatz]

Not bad. Hook is a monster. Nothing to do with Eminem's STAN though, smh. Damn song names And Karen says this won't be on Tha Carter IV. Catch the artwork after the jump!
Ashalee Albar by Derick G

Download - Dear Anne (Prod. Swizz Beatz) | Alt. Link
nabbed from Civil

Big Sean - Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay feat. Kanye West and Roscoe Dash [Clean]

Finally Famous drops June 28th! Mike Dean on the keys!
Deluxe Album Art

Download - Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay [via itunes]
And Be Sure to Pre-Order/Buy Finally Famous: The Album off Amazon

Weekly Comics Report - June 12 2011

Every week is some new comics and every week I'll have some reviews on some choice comics. I won't get to all of them, but I'll choose some comics I looked forward to and give my verdict. Also, some of them may be late - I may have missed a week on a comic maybe. either way, enjoy

Fear Itself: Deadpool #1(of 3)
Writer: Christopher Hastings
Art: Bong Dazo, Joe Pimentel, Matt Mill; Cover: Stegman, Babinski, & Rauch
Marvel $2.99

I'm happy to say that I was really pleased to newcomer Hastings to this tie-in book. I'm even more happy because I originally didn't intend on buying the book, I got it my mistake. What impressed me the most was Hastings honest to the character and what he's all about. I had some laugh out loud moments with all of the shenanigans that Deadpool pulls with the villain he's manipulating with one of the "hammers" that falls in front of him. And even the villain, The Walrus (I guess he's a Spider-Man guy) is written pretty awesome with all of his mischief. Without giving too much away, the Walrus gets his hammer and is met with The Spectre of Mass Destruction and has to head to Cimarron, New Mexico to wreak havoc. Then enters Deadpool. Pretty much my favorite book of the event so far. Much better than the main book to me.

Samurai's Blood #1
Writer: Owen Wiseman
Art: Nam Kim, Matthew Dalton, Sakti Yuwono
Image $1.00

This was a great suggestion from the guys over at Paradox Comics this week. And for a dollar it was too good to pass up. Throughout the book it's fool of anecdotes that tell the story of what the Samurai's code and sense of honor as well as what's going on with the story beautifully. The story takes place in the Edo Period and the story starts off with the Sanjo clan in danger from within. With no provocation things get out of control and three teenagers are introduced to a world of violence. And with that introduction the teenagers (Jun, Katashi, and Yuko; left to right on cover) relationships must change. The new Daimyo is now lord over his new samurai and the sister of one and lover to the other must guide him to be the best samurai. Wiseman get's into many themes of the time and does so effortlessly through the narrative. Gender roles, the roles of man and woman, and how to deal with growing children for that time peroid. It was a well written period-fiction and I'm defiantly wanting more of it.

Who Are The...Mystery Men #1 (of 5)
Writer: David Liss
Art: Patrick Zircher and Andy Troy
Marvel $2.99

Well this was a big heap of fun. An in-continuity super hero crime book is awesome and Liss does a great job. Everything from the language of the time (which was funny. Some of that needs to be brought back) art was just the bees nees. Also what is great to me is the vigilante disguises! They're all well made suites! Just great. The heavy inks provided the necessary darkness the series seems to be heading toward, especially with the great demon that appears in the story. The main character's family is a pretty connected man in New York City at the time and he's the vigilante known as The Operative. The story stays on pace with lots of action and conspiracy. Towards the middle we meat the villain, a man in a collective of other normal humans that control the crime on the Eastcoast with powers granted to him by a demon, but not too much about their relationship or the extent of his powers are brought to light just yet. The book also speaks to the race relations of the time which comes into perspective with a mysterious, cloaked avenger called The Revenant who happens to be Black. And he's the strongest hero so far!

Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #1 (of 3)
Writer: Tony Bedard
Art: Ardian Syaf & Vincent Cifuentes
DC Comics $2.99

Isn't it great to see Aquaman on a cover again? Looks pretty badass, right? If you read the first issue of Flashpoint then you'd know that Aquaman is at war and he's sunkin Europe in efforts to stop....(I really don't know. Either I've missed it or has yet to have been said why). In this first issue we find out the events leading up to the sinking of the continent and how it is done. Also, Ocean Master serves the Emperor, a byproduct of the event. Aquaman, the King, is a master manipulator and Bedard makes a point to disguise that in that he doesn't give too much out in the first chapter. What we do find out, in just snippets, is that the war between him and the Amazon's is a fixed marriage for power gone wrong and other little pieces that will keep you wanting more. Syaf's art is all business in this book. Everyone, as they should, drawn in the book has a stern look on their face and Syaf keeps that going on through the whole book. Making decisions about your nation can't be an easy thing after all. And you can pretty much see deception in Mera's face as soon as she tells King Brion about this alliance Aquaman want's to have. It's really exciting.

Flashpoint: Citizen Cold #1 (of 3)
Writer & Artist: Scott Kolins
DC Comics $2.99

This places the leader of Flash's Rogues, Captain Cold, in a world where he the reluctant hero with a chip on his shoulder and a deep secret of Central City. The city is attacked by Dr. Freeze and to protect the city and Citizen Cold has to kill him to save it? Yes, and the public is okay with that. And who else but Iris and Wally West to show up to get the scoop on the latest development. If you've been following Geoff Johns run on the Flash then you'd be familiar with the rogues seeing as that none of them change that much. Iron Heights is Iron Heights and the Rogues are as bad as ever and are plotting something big for our would-be hero. Cold is pretty much the same too, he still likes his hookers and parties. And the feelings for his sister is going to play a big role in this tie-in. Especially after she's on the news that same night about some family business. Kolins does a great job with the writing, as well as the art too. I would say that his inking makes the book kind of rough, but Cold is a rough man to deal with. All in all, it was a good read, and it let us know about one of the former speedsters.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bambu - Just(us)

Trust me, this goes. If y'all can find anymore songs by this guy please post the link in the comments below.

Download - Just(us) | Alt. Link

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Kreayshawn - Gucci Gucci [Video]

Either I'm late, or right on time. Just found out about her from MTV (found more about her there). She rap and look good so that's reason enough to check her out. Oh, and non of that weak, barbie-girl, air-head $#!t either! Catch her Sucker Free Freestyle after the jump

Beyonce - Party feat. Andre 3000 (Prod. Kanye West & Consequence)

Well isn't this a great callabo? YES! 3 Stacks on anything is good thing, just to hear him is pretty cool. Word on the street is that there is a remix of this record with the G.O.O.D. Music family, so I'll keep a lookout for that. Until then, enjoy the summer! Also, this record won't be here forever, I think this is part of the leak, so when it's available to buy, BUY IT!

Download - Party (Prod. Kanye & Consequence) Alt. Link
nabbed from 5 Star

Friday, June 10, 2011

Complex Presents: The Rick Ross Sound Board

So fun!

Gym Class Heroes - Stereo Hearts feat. Adam Levine

I really thought that Gym Class Heroes were done when Travie went out single, but I guess I was wrong. This is going to be on the new Papercut Chronicles II album

Download - Stereo Hearts feat. [itunes] Adam Levine Alt. Link
nabbed from just jared and the dope house

Cee-Lo Green - Baby, I Don't Care

Cee-Lo gets recruited to sing Elvis' original song (Your So Square) Baby, I Don't Care for a compilation album that celebrates Buddy Holly's career. This song landed on this blog because I actually liked it. Pretty cool. For more info on this album, head to the idolator.

nabbed from the dopehouse

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Drake - Marvin's Room (prod. 40)

New Drizzy! That R n B feel he knows for. I did think that Take Care was going to be more of a rap album, so  I wonder how deep the album will be at this point. I like it though cause it's just so real...for my life anyway. LoL. Single out next month and album Oct. 24th UPDATE: Listen to I Get Lonely Too then Marvin's Room, it's more awesome that way

Download - Marvin's Room (prod. Noah '40' Shebib) [iTunes] |

I Get Lonely Too

Special Report: DCU REBOOT!

As you all know, DC Comics is rebooting 52 books next month with all new #1s, new creative teams, new stories, new costumes, new books, new teams, and just a different DC all over as far this geek can see. Update: I guess this is what DC had to do. They've tried to fix continuity for, like, 20 years now. I wonder what they will keep and give the axe to? I'm going to go through some (a lot) of these changes along with my opinion and some of the new artwork for characters. Some of this will be intriguing, some not so much.

Let's start off this road with some news concerning the Batman Universe. Not a lot of change here with the writers and artist, but the books stemming from the reboot. Batman & Robin will continue on, with Bruce and his son Damian. The writing is as it is now with Tomasi and Gleason. So now you ask yourself "what about Dick Grayson?" Well, he's still around, but he's coming back as Nightwing in his own book.

Tim Drake is still Red Robin (iThink). The info on the Red Robin book is still unknown officially, but I think it's done. He still appears with the Titans, which you will read about a little later.
More big news is the largely controversial move to make Barbara Gordon as Batgirl and leaving her persona as Oracle. I, for one, don't like it. I wasn't around when she was Batgirl in continuity, but I feel she has done more as Oracle than her as Batgirl ever will and so does The Nerdy Bird. I mean, Oracle was very import in the Batman information network and she's really good at it. I don't know what she can offer as Batgirl that ol' Oracle couldn't do, but whatever. So where does that leave Stephanie Brown? Well, I couldn't tell you. It's not like their going to write her out of continuity though.
DCU Blog
The Batman titles (including Detective Comics) will remain the same, with a minor change. As follows, the list of Titles and writers and artist:
  • Tony Daniel on  Detective Comics as Writer and Artist
  • Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo on Batman 
  • David Finch as Writer and Artist/Jay Fabok on Batman: The Dark Knight
  • Peter J. Tomasi as Writer on Batman & Robin with Gleason on pencils
  • J.H. Williams III, Haden Blackman and Amy Reeder begins in BATWOMAN #1.
Also, The Red Hood and The Outlaws looks really cool too. The Outlaws being Starfire and Arsenal.
Okay, now for the rest of the universe. LoL

Ivan Ries and Joe Prado
The Green Lantern camp isn't changing much at all. Some new costumes maybe, but that's it. Geoff, Tomasi, and Bedard still at the helm of the main Green Lantern Titles. But Peter Milligan will be writing the new Red Lantern series. Sounds promising. I don't know how a ongoing title will work for it though. Johns will also be writing the highly anticipated return of Aquaman

The news about the Justice League has been beaten to death and they pretty much know the turn out of that! Geoff Johns, Jim Lee & Scott Williams means you buy it. No Martian Manhunter though.

What I'm looking forward to is the new Teen Titans. I mean, just look at this cover. Freaking awesome. Only thing now is that I have to read about the people who aren't Red Robin, Superboy, and Kid Flash in this pic. And about the Red Robin and Kid Flash - I thought Red Robin was going to be leader of the Outsiders, as indicated in the Batman: Incorperated #6 and I think something to change the hero communities view on The Flash family after the events in Flashpoint. From what I've read, the description of the new series make it seem like no one know's who Kid Flash is or what he's all about. [seems cool]. This series will be helmed by Scott Lobdell and artists Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund. 

DCU Blog
So with the Brightest Day event coming to a close, one of the stories to come out of that is Firestorm and. And guess what? The Firestorm matrix is split into 2 parts.  Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond are separated. The art looks cool, but who knows anything about Ethan Van Sciver's writing ability? Gail Simone co-writes it too, but I'm still no too sure on this. 

Another big character that survived Brightest Day is The Savage Hawkman, and he's getting a whole new series of his own. Tony Daniel is the scribe for his and I would like this to work out. I really like Daniels writing and with Phillip Tan on the pencils, the book should turn out beautiful. 

And to round out all the artist turned writers for his post, is Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato. Johns is officially gone and the artist of the recently re-numbered series takes on co-writing and art duties The Flash. And that isn't the most shocking new of the day.

The most shocking news is that Brian Azzarello is going to take on the responsibility of Wonder Woman. Couldn't believe it. That was very unexpected. I'm actually curious to see how he can approach this character without alienating longtime fans of the character and keep the Princesses roots intact.

And speaking of woman in comics, Duane Swierczynski will be writing Birds Of Prey! Love that guys work. 

Now, for the bad news. Some series didn't make the cut. My beloved Xombi didn't make the cut. It just started and now it's getting gutted. But if you still need your Rozum fix STATIC SHOCK will be his new title in the reboot!

For some more info and sound reason about the new REBOOT from DC visit Robot6 and DC Comics. Info on the new Dark series and the possible fate of your favorite books and creators are there.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Gerald Walker - Shackles

The record is being presented by T.I's Grand Hustle imprint and produced by J. LBS (Yelawolf, Pac Div, Jhene Aiko, H.O.P.E. and many more!) so I had to give it a listen. And who knew that it would be awesome. He has a project coming out called The Other Half Of Letting Go, so I'm anticipating that now too! Enjoy

Download - Shackles (Prod. J. LBS) | Alt. Link

The-Dream - Body Work/F*** My Brains Out!

I thought he was retiring, but I guess not. The Singer/Songwriter comes out the woodwork to serve us some of that Prince-inspired, rough, sex-driven music we all know him for. The home for these records is from the forth installment of his LOVE series L. IV: Diary Of a Madman due out in the fall. Oh, and catch the actual album art at the bottom!
Sofia Vergara, photo by Barry Peele

“My Records are intended for Sensual, sexual and intelligent people,” explained Dream. “Lovers and Lost Lovers a like. I Don’t Want any New Fans!”

Download - Body Work/ F*** My Brains Out | Alt. Link

nabbed from Wexx

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Big K.R.I.T. - Country $#!t (RMX) Feat. Ludacris & Bun B [Video]

On of the best song off Return of 4Eva! Summer banger forreal!!

Support the man by buying R4: The Prequel EP of itunes and some tracks off Amazon!
Previous Post(s) - Time Machine (Video)

Stalley - Summer In America

Stalley giving us some summertime ride music. RIP Gil Scott-Heron
Art by Palmer Hayden 'Midsummer Night In Harlem' 1938

The passing of Gil Scott-Heron on May 27, 2011 prompts reflection. His fusion of blues, jazz and soul combined with clear, concise social commentary is at the core of hip-hop’s roots. The longevity of his career too proves something often ignored – our voices stand as long as we wish to allow....
Download - Summer In America (Prod. Rashad) | Alt. Link
Previous Post(s) - Chevys & Spaceships (Prod. Rashad)

nabbed from Stalley

Pusha T - Alone In Vegas [Video]

Latest visuals from Pyrex P! Let Us Pray due out this month, so that's great too!

Directed by Directed by Orson Whales (Shahan Jafri + Alex Germanotta)
Previous Post(s) - Fear Of God [Mixtape] | My God [Video] | Open Your Eyes [Video]

Monday, June 6, 2011

Big K.R.I.T. - Time Machine (Live) [Video]

Big K.R.I.T. and Big Sant perform a banger from the Return Of 4Eva mixtape

Related Post(s) - R4: The Prequel EP

Weekly Comics Report - June 5 2011

Every week is some new comics and every week I'll have some reviews on some choice comics. I won't get to all of them, but I'll choose some comics I looked forward to and give my verdict. Also, some of them may be late - I may have missed a week on a comic maybe. either way, enjoy

Flashpoint #2
Writer: Geoff Johns
Art: Andy Kubert, Sandra Hope,
Alex Sinclair
DC COMICS $3.99 (holding the line? smh)

So it's part two in this event and I have to say while it's good, It's doing a lot with incorporating other  story lines from the new world of Flashpoint into the main book - they should be left in the tie-in book. There are a lot of pages dedicated to this and it should be more focused on Barry, at least THE FLASH (any of them even though I'm not getting how ZOOM is doing any of this if Barry isn't a speedster...remains to be seen). Then comes Thomas Wayne as Batman, I love it...well, the idea. I do feel like his eagerness to help Barry so quickly after he mentions Bruce and Barry's new found knowledge so quickly is a cause for concern, but I think Johns can clean that up nicely. And speaking of nice - the Kubert art. It's always spectacular. The cover alone is great, although he makes Barry look like a really young guy. I know the speed force keeps them young but man! I'm going to finish the series and some choice tie-ins though, can't back out now before the big reboot. And knowing Johns, this is going to be relevant to DC for a long time.

X-Men #12
Writer: Christopher Yost
Art: (NOW) Paco Medina (THEN) Dalibor Talajic
Marvel Comics $3.99

Now this is just a good story. I'm really glad that Yost is back with the X-Universe (I'd like to Craig Kyle with him on something soon too). This leaves off from the Giant Size X-men that was released a few weeks ago. This week we get a some more information about the Evolutionaries. Things like how long they have really been around and what they are, but not much. Keeps you wanting more. The whole chapter this week is full of tension, when it breaks everything goes out of control and Cyclops is trying to keep everything together for the sake of getting past this, but the Evolutionaries have a big problem with Cyclops role the past few years and plan to take him out for it. What's also really interesting is Archangel. Outside of X-Force you don't see him at all, you just see Warren, so I'm eager to see what's his role in this arc. Without being super nitpickey, my only criticism is when Talahjic draws Angel. I just fel he draws his wings too small.

Writer: John Rozum
Art: Frazer Irving
DC Comics $2.99

Rozum is really good at making David a hero. The not not quiting in front of impossible odds deal does not fall short with him and is emphasized throughout the narrative. He's up againsted in incarnate of rage and he's not stopping, while the Maranatha is beating him to a pulp. Coupled with the great art from Irving, I believe it's a great series with a lot to offer for DC. I wonder if this is one of the titles in the reboot...I mean it just started. Anyway, it's a great read

S.H.I.E.L.D. vol. 2: The Beginning of The End
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Art: Dustin Weaver and Sonia Oback (colors)
Marvel $3.99

The Forever Man aka Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarrotti Simoni is the focus of this story. His part he's played in young Leonid's life is revealed as well as his history with S.H.I.E.L.D. and it seems to me that he's the most important character so far. Things are put into place because of him and the way it's written, now that I think about it, means that he could be a bad guy, or rather on a side of his own. He's a man a being that is facilitating everything and is in there to council Leonid. Waiting to see how he handles it will be fun to read. What's weird is Leonid's mother - a gross looking alien, and Newton had him and he still looked human, but with powers. (hmmm..) Hickman didn't linger on that too long and that made way for decisions that impacted the present war in the book. Also, it's great for new readers since it gives a brief description of some the great minds of history as related to the story in the back, I liked that a lot.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Kanye West - Monster feat. Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver [Video]

Finally the official video! SHEESH! Just the quality alone makes it worth the watch. Well, here you go! And be careful to read the prompt at the beginning.

Director: Jake Nava
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