Monday, August 29, 2011

Kanye West & Jay-Z - Otis LIVE @MTV VMAs [Video]

Watched The Throne on the VMAs. I hope they post all the performances on the internet so I don't have to sit through the show again just to see them all.

Previous Post(s) - Jay & Ye - Otis [Video]
Download - Watch The Throne [iTunes] | Amazon

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sha Stimuli - Alone [Video] x 140 Characters x The Break Up, Part 2: The Proposal [Mixtape]

Sha is a beast. I can't believe I've missed all this material here in this post lately. Included is a new track where he slaughters a lot of my fave rappers. Great track about twitter. A video from his mixtape is also posted The Breakup, Pt. 2: The Proposal. The tracklist and download link and stream for that is after the jump!

dir. High Impact Designs

140 Characters (prod. Radio Maschine)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Events: Hip Hop Showcase in Akron, Ohio feat...

Something awesome coming to Akron. IF you follow the blog (or on facebook), you'd know I'm a Stalley fan! Then add to the mix EPMD and MC LYTE, any Hip Hop head will be into this. If your in NE OHIO, come through to Lock 3 Downtown Akron. More info at Keepers Of The Art.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Fly Guys: Nasty Habit [Video]

It got really funny at the end.

Listen/Download - Nasty Habit by eNimal

J. Cole - Any Given Sunday #4 - Cole World

Another week without some tracks from Cole, but that's to be expected. He told us every week wasn't going to be a track, so it's to be expected. But this right here!!! This is cool too. I do feel a different pic could have been taken. Like, one of a kid in a jersey, new J's and looking anxious to play. Cole World: The Sideline Story Sept. 27, 2011. Below is a preview of a track slated to be on the album, I think.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lloyd Banks - Love Me In The Hood

Album around the corner? That HFM2 was fire! This goes straight to iTunes though.

Download - Love Me In The Hood (prod. araabMuzik) [$0.99 via itunes] | Amazon [$0.89]

Related...- Trouble On My Mind freestyle

Adam Carolla talks to Stephen Mitchell, Dir. of Kings of Leon doc

I can say now that I'm not that big of a rock fan. However, I can rock to it and can rock out with the best of them to some great tunes. I'm not the biggest Kings Of Leon fan either. I really don't know anything about them save for a few songs. Now you may ask why I'm posting something about them. I do like KOL's music but moreover,I've learned to trust every podcast of Adam Carolla to prove entertaining. When I started listening to the interview I heard so much sincerity in Mitchell's voice about these young men. I learned so much from the interview and I'm sure you will too. The doc. Talihina Sky premires on Showtime Aug. 21st. For more info about the interview, visit Adam Carolla. The interview stops being totally about KOL about 25min in. All great though.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Trailer

Marvel has been banging out some good movies, so I don't expect this to disappoint...too much. Either way, here you go! Oh, and he pisses fire.

Entourage: The Ari Gould soundboard

soundboards are so fun!

Raven Sorvino - Reign Coat [Video]

Paper Girl will be out soon (hopefully)!

dir. I.R.S. (Imagination Reigns Supreme)

Previous Post - Reign Coat (Drop) [prod. Dae One]

The Weeknd - Thursday (Mixtape)

Finally! I waited an hour to dl this. Abel and OvO XO don't disappoint either. And really, I thought it would just drop later today, but it came out of no where just like House Of Balloons with some of that goading by Drake. Speaking of Drizzy, he appears on the album (which is what it really is) also. Seems like a fan favorite too. It's a bit different to it's predecessor, House of Balloons, in it's feel, it's slightly different. A new story. Which is alright because you still get that drug induced, Weeknd, party, love gain/love lossed, sex music we all love from him. Enjoy! UPDATE: Stream after the jump!
all production by Doc McKinney
Download - Thurdsay [mixtape] | Alt. Link

Big K.R.I.T. - Last King 2 (God's Machine) Mixtape

Here's a mixtape presented by DJ Breakem Off & DJ Wally Sparks full of unreleased songs that may have been glossed over in the last year. Not bad songs. It has some solid production by K.R.I.T. himself, 9th Wonder, DJ Khalil, and DJ Burn One (although they aren't in any credits, you'll see). K.R.I.T. is on almost the song and have some great features from Bun B, Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Big Sant, CyHi The Prynce, and many more.

Download x Stream x Tracklist after the jump!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tony Yayo - Trouble

A freestyle to Pusha T's single Trouble On My Mind. Not half bad. I can dig it.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wale - Eleven One Eleven Theory [Mixtape]

With a million followers on twitter Wale releases some music for us vibe to. It was released exclusively through Jay-Z's blog LIFE+TIMES, but I got a DL link because those links were so slow that I had to do something about it. I hear good things, so I'm about to get into it and rock out. Pleas excuse my epic fail in the URL. I've had a long day and saw the words/numbers backwards.

Download Link x Tracklist x Stream after the jump!

Big Sean talks about his album, No I.D., and more... [Video]

A lot of what we've heard before, but he talks about his starts, the show's he does and other things. Finally Famous: The Album is in stores and iTunes.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Kay Cola - I Need That feat. H.O.P.E. [Video]

I need girls like Kay Cola in my life. But nevermind about my lacking social life, this is a nice video. H.O.P.E. always does his thing on a track too.

Game - Good Girls Go Bad feat. Drake

Holy $#!t! And just like that I'm excited about The Game again. Let's see what The R.E.D. Album is going to be like August 23rd. (I just realized the "The" was taken out of his stage name. huh...)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Pusha T - Amen feat. Kanye West & Young Jeezy

Fear Of God 2: Let Us Pray is finally almost here! August 23rd. Tagged up with bombs and Flex tags though. Still excited. NO TAGS NOW!

Download - Amen f/ Ye' and Jeezy (prod. Shawty Red) | Alt. Link
nabbed from Flex

J. Cole - Work Out [Video]

This video is making me like the song more. The girls in it was cute too. Cole is even cutting down on his awkwardness in videos (Am I the only one who sees this?). This premiered on 106 & Park, and since I don't watch it anymore I caught it on youtube. Cole World: A Sideline Story September 27th!

Buy/Download - Work Out from Amazon or iTunes

Fly Guys: Serious Vs. Funny [Video]

The F Word is back with the first episode of season 6. Thanks Fly Guys, good fortune to your careers guys. I'm really excited for the new season.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Truth - Troubled x Got It Made

I came across this Akron, Ohio producer/rapper by way of my sister. I was hesitant at first, not because of her music taste, but because I'm afraid of any local rap efforts killing my love of the genre for a week. But, low and behold, this didn't. It's really good! He uses samples the way Kanye used to and it sounds good. Rhymes is right to. Give it a listen and if you like it show Truth some love on facebook. [where you can also see where a lot of others showing love]

Jared Evan - Ice Cream

Wu-Tang's C.R.E.A.M. cover song... (Google the song by Wu-Tang for you beginners) Just a nicely put together song. I'm glad I took a chance on Jared Evan. The singer/producer has this song slated to be on the upcoming project unCOVERED.

Friday, August 12, 2011

D/Will & Les Izmore - The Line (Super Soul)

These guys are new to me. I digged the song, so it's getting posted. If you like the song, look for their debut project Heartfelt Anarchy dropping this fall.

Lil Wayne - She Will feat. Drake

Works for me! This is some good stuff and what I expect of Weezy for a single. Tha Carter IV dropps Aug. 29th. Oh, and in other news, a collaborative project with Wezzy and Drizzy was confirmed by Birdman. Read the whole story over at XXL Mag. UPDATE: The remix has been released! This was supposed to be the original version...iDK why. But Rick Ross is on it.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Kanye West & Jay-Z - Otis [Video]

Just a video full of fun. Watch The Throne is on iTunes and will be in stored and Amazon on the 12th! Oh, and Aziz Ansari makes a small, silly, awkward appearance too!

dir. Spike Jonze

Common - Ghetto Dreams feat. NAS [Video]

The Dreamer, The Believer out his Fall, folks! Bria Myles....mmm mmm mmhmm. She should be on the credits for the vid.

Previous Post(s) - Common - Ghetto Dreams f/ NAS

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Black Dynamite - Pilot [Video]

Holy crap this $#!t is funny. I gotta go check out that Black Dynamite movie .Vocally starring Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson and Kym Whitley

Meet Sarah Pichelle, artist of the new Ultimate Spider-Man

We've all heard the news of the new, bi-racial Spider-man, Miles Morales by now. All the negative comments and all the great news from Marvel about it. Well all of that was just the tip of the iceberg. Miles Morales is more than the little bit of news about him and Sarah Pichelli and Tom Brevoort, Marvel's Senior Vice President of Publishing has a lot to say about his future with Comic Book Resources. Below is some art from the new series by Ms. Pichelle.

Here are some excerpts from the interview:

CBRThe story of Mies' introduction broke in "USA Today," and so far response has been, well, overwhelming to say the least. I'm sure you guys were anticipating the news to catch on in general, but between some very supportive, positive responses and some downright racist ones, it seems to have been a very surreal week for everyone involved. What do you make of how this has blown up and the tenor of discussions overall? 

Sarah Pichelli: ...Maybe Miles hit a raw nerve with society. I have to admit, I felt saddened reading all those racist comments on the net. Someone even used the word "politically correct" as a kind of insult!

Comic books were born to speak to the people about the people -- even when they talk about superpowers, mutants, aliens or whatever fantastic creatures come from the writer's mind.
CBR: Since we're learning first about this character in terms of his ethnicity rather than his story and in the papers rather than in the comics, it's easy to snap judge Miles as more of a publicity stunt right out of the gate? What do you say to that attitude? 

Sarah Pichelli: ...A lot people are stuck on Miles' ethnicity because it’s the biggest, most obvious change in the book, but I can assure you that it’s just the tip of the iceberg. You will see how complex and rich the new story will be when the book hits.

Catch the whole interview at CBR

Monday, August 8, 2011

Frank Ocean - Novacane [Video]

So I'm watching the Trapped In The Closet series by R. Kelly, and when I get to pt. 13 I see the Frank Ocean Vevo with the Novacane video. I didn't even know this was a video. Well, for those who haven't seen it either, here you go! Kind of NSFW

Buy/Download - Novacane iTunes/Amazon [$0.69]

Weekly Comics Report - August 7 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. [I'm still working at it, so forgive the inexperience]. Also, some of them may be late - I may have missed a week on a comic maybe. Either way, enjoy.

FLASHPOINT #4 (of 5)
Writer: Geoff Johns
Art: Andy Kubert, (Inker) Jesse Delperdang, & (Colorist) Alex Sinclair
DC Comics $3.99

Winding down the series and into the the DCnU has been one big ride. Ups and downs. Big moments to very underwhelming moments. This is what I feel about this book. This book had all of that. Nothing overly exciting happened. Without giving too much away, I was very happy to see the Marvel Family in the mix. I also liked the need Barry felt to jump in the war between the Amazons and Atlantis. These is a great shot of Aquaman and Wonder Woman fighting drawn by Andy Kubert, which is probably the best scene in the whole book this week. It was exciting. That's Kubert's art for you. EPIC! Gonna get the last issue too. You should to, it leads right into Justice League #1 [2011] for the DCnU in September. 8/10

Ultimate Fallout #4 (of 6)
Writers: Brian Michael Bendis (Spider-Man), Johnathan Hickman (Reed Richards), Nick Spencer (Valerie Cooper)
Art: Sarah Pichelli, Salvador Larroca, Claton Crain
Marvel $3.99

First off, congratulations to Marvel for Miles Morales, the Black (bi-racial) Spider-Man. He made his debut this week. This is big! This means a lot. The story for his debut was cool. Nothing more, nothing less. It was written in typical Bendis fashion, with a lot of words in and throughout the action. I like Sarah Pichelli's art also. Her pencils are beautiful for the new Spider-Man title. I didn't like the colors though. They were a bit dark, and considering the debut was short and not heavy on any major topics, it could have been done without. Now, for Hickman's return of Reed Richards story - great! I know I didn't like when Reed turned bad, but now I'm warming up to it. He's still a genius and believes he's doing the right things. He's a man now and Richards is moving forward like everyone else. Larocca's art was great, as usual. No disappointment there. And then there's Spencer's Valerie Cooper story. I have to say that it was king of on the boring side. It was all build up till the end. The flow was nice and it kept a nice pace throughout, so it wasn't awful. And actually, in a subtle way, it sets up a lot for what's going to happen in his Ultimate X-Men title he's going to be writing. Something else I really loved this week in comics was some of Clayton Crain's artwork. Haven't seen him around since his X-Force, Vol. 4: Necrosha days with Yost and Kyle. (Great read by the way). [P.S. - Nyugen and Ferry wasn't in this book for whatever  reason. I wonder why that was. Clayton and Larocca did a great job!]

The Punisher #1 [2011]
Writer: Greg Rucka
Art: Marco Checchetto, Matt Hollingsworth (Colors)
Marvel $3.99

I'm a really big Punisher fan. I figure any incarnation of him is worth checking out. In the right hands, he's great, as established by Garth Ennis in the MAX series of books. With a writer like Rucka, a man who's experienced in crime and noir books, this was a great choice. With this books debut, I feel it was the best it could have been. It wasn't awful. At first, the sequencing was confusing, but getting in you get who's who and what's what. What concerns me more is how long this title can stay afloat. It does great in the MAX series, but in the normal Marvel Universe, with alls that's going on, it can fall short. Anyway, it's started off great, and for new readers it's not hard to get into. Checchetto's art on the Punisher is great. Makes him seen bigger than life when he appears.

S.H.I.E.L.D. vol. 2 #2
Writer: Johathan Hickman
Art: Dustin Weaver
Marvel $2.99

There are so many different layers in this book it's crazy. It's phenomenal how Hickman infuses so many elements into this book without it being lost in it's translation. The continuty of the Marvel universe being mashed together beautifully with the ideals and history of our world. Don't get me wrong, Life-Model Decoy's do not actually exist (that we know of), but Hickman makes us believe that da Vinci created the first one! The war between ideas, the war between Newton and da Vinci, is told so well, in that it makes you feel that you need to choose a side just for your own sake. Then they'res Dustin Weaver...probably a very large reason why the book is succeeding. His art is incredible. His layouts are just great! I wonder what Hickman asks him to draw for the the words he pens? That must be a very interesting process. Great read.

X-23 #13
Writer: Marjorie Liu
Art: Phil Noto [cover: Kalman Andrasofszky]
Marvel $2.99

I really like Ms. Liu's take on Wolverine's clone. Making X a teenage girl, just trying to find who she is beyond the trained assassin has been a very enjoyable ride. Now X and Gambit finds themselves in New York City, a city with some history to X and potentially new allies in Spider-Man. Liu's take on Spider-Man was a very nice compliment to X, him being the experienced adult  in a save-and-rescue mission in downtown New York. The way the person react's to X saving her is really funny, also so is the dialog between X-23 and Spider-Man. With Spider-Man's history with the Wolverine, Liu exploits that with Spidey needing to be on his toes about himself around her. He trust her, but she's still new at this. I like Noto's work in the book also. His attention to the feel of the situation transmitted to the characters face is done very well. He keeps X-23 looking very serious all the time, but also unsure of herself in any given moment. I hope more people pic up the book.

American Vampire: Survival Of The Fittest #2 (of 5)
Writer: Scott Snyder
Art: Sean Murphy
Vertigo $2.99

I'm a new reader to this title and I took a chance on this because I've heard good things. So the cheapest way to dive into the American Vampire was to get hip to this mini-series. I love it. Two issues in and close to no appointment's. I do feel that I'm missing something with the relationship between Skinner Sweet and Felicia, the female lead, but that's to be expected. No big complaints, as to everything else is set up brilliantly. The little mishap with the Nazi's and it's resolution by Cash was done beautifully. I'd expect nothing less. Quite funny too. Murphy's art work is quite breath-taking as well. All the characters pop out the panels against the monotone backgrounds. Great read!

J. Cole - Any Given Sunday #2 Fre(EP)

Another Sunday down!
For the record, these are not mixtapes, not EP’s either. I wake up on Sunday’s and I decide what songs I want to let out or rerelease for yall. You’ve been so patient for 2 YEARS! I think you deserve some insight and unreleased music.
01. Bring Em’ In- Made this in ATL during the “single hunt” phase. Even though it wasn’t a single and won’t make the album, I love this shit!
02. Roll Call- Just some real shit. Venting
03. Be Freestyle- “Put on for my city like my favorite jacket… “man, you gon’ where that every got damn night??”.. “know what I paid for this shit?? bitch, you got damn right!!”

Download - Any Given Sunday Fre(EP)Alt. Link
UPDATE: Stream at the bottom!
Previous Post(s) - Any Given Sunday #1

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New, Black, Ultimate Spider-Man

I jumped with joy when I finally heard news about the new Ult. Spidey, then I blew a gasket when I heard he was a bi-racial minority! OMG this is big. REALLY BIG. The Ultimate line of comics from Marvel rarely disappoint, and this proves that. There is the whole interview with writer, Brian Michael Bendis and Editor-in-Cheif, Axel Alonso at USA Today! Check out Miles Morales debut in Ultimate Fallout #4 coming out this week [8/3/2011]