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1st Song of the Day: “Alone in Vegas” by Pusha T

9 Apr

Vegas week day 3, and we’re on our Ric Flair shit! Wooooo.  I’ve written alone in Vegas before too Push.  Spent a many Vegas nights in a hotel room, staring at the back…not so glamorous side…of city out the window.  I’ll never forget those teenage Vegas nights.  Made me the writer I am today.  Inspirational BLVD of broken dreams.  You will always be romantic.  Probably why I love returning?

Vegas isn’t fun for kids.  Kind of is now, but back then maybe 10…15 years ago.  All I could do was walk around, collect a coin cup, eat at a buffet, or spend my quarter & dimes in the various arcades.  I liked it.  Still not ideal.  21+.  That’s when the fun really begins.  Don’t waste any time before.  Go see the Grand Canyon or something.  Substantial experiences.

Comic Book Wednesday brings nothing really.  I have one book?  Hickman’s East of West, I believe.  We’ll see if we decide to travel.  WonderCon is approaching.  Saving my money for pointless figures.  Hint of Dr. Who SWAG.

More pretapes to prep.  It never ends.  King Push…take it away.

PS:  RIP Ultimate Warrior!  What weird timing…

Stream: “I Won” by Future (feat. Kanye West)

8 Apr

Talk about a song for a Trophy wife.  Future joins up Yeezus for his new single.  It’s okay.  A bit too romantic for my taste.

Mr. West doesn’t hold back speaking directly to Kim.  The best line is when he applauds Kris Jenner for making a whole generation of trophy wives.  So true.

Stream: “When The People Cheer” by The Roots

8 Apr

Tariq, Quest, and the rest of the Roots are ready to step out from behind The Tonight Show viral videos & back to the urban airwaves.

“When The People Cheer”, which they do every night, is realness you come to expect from the legendary Roots crew.  Been ages since I heard them do what they best.  No ring rust.  Really missed it.

Luckily, there is more to come.  Their 11th studio album — ‘And Then You Shoot Your Cousin’ — drops soon!

the roots-when the people cheer-single cover-tonight show.

Watch: “Box Chevy V” by Yelawolf

4 Apr

Yelawolf & his love for his Box Chevy.  A connection that is five tracks deep & with the release of his new music video…the weird ‘Love Story’ continues to roll on.

Watch: “3:16″ by CyHi The Prynce

31 Mar

Testify!  This is the gospel according to GOOD Music’s CyHi The Prynce.  His new mixtape track, 3:16, shouts all the testaments from The Prynce’s mouth proclaiming a ghetto gospel of hip hop perfection.  Because CyHi 3:16 has just whooped your ass in a judge’s robe…sort of.

Black Hystori Project is out now.

1st Song of the Day: “I Just Wanna Party” by YG (feat. ScHoolboy Q & Jay Rock)

28 Mar

Haven’t I partied enough?  Waking up this morning was a trip.  My head was bumping after our late night Thursday Showcase at Hotel Cafe with the vicious Vim Dicta.  They kicked serious ass.  Had all the boys & girls in the place wooing uncontrollable after every guitar rage solo.  Will probably get all the deets when I post my highlights sooner than later.

The pictures will be live tonight.  Unless something comes up.  Of course I got some gems despite Hotel Cafe being one of the hardest venues to take pictures at.  The lights are dimmer than most.  No floods or divas, just cris-crossing spotlights on a red curtain.  It was my first venue, so even though it’s challenging…still love it.  Could stay their for hours.  Usually do with a Female friend by my side.  My secret rendezvous nook in Hollywood.  Imagine over shadows over faces, laced with candlelight.

Today won’t be hard.  *knocks on his wood desk* A lack of sleep ain’t nothing.  Do my normal job on three hours of sleep.  Just gotta get into BEAST mode.  Rawr.  haha.  As I said on twitter last night between seeing Grand Budapest Hotel & watching UCLA fall to the Gators at D13, I’ll look fondly back on these pretape days.  Not looking forward to the daily grind again.  Why can’t my job feel like the past week everyday?  I caught up on all my comixology reading during my shift.  Crazy! To think there are other coworkers not doing shit while I’m busting my ass.  *sigh*  Cards be dealt.

Back to our limited scheduled program on Monday.  It has been a true pleasure to be as proactive on B4M these past two weeks.  Reminded me of the old days.  Our new readers, thank you, for stopping by & listening to some great music.  Sorry if my words didn’t hit hard.  As your online DJ…just hoped you danced a little.   I’m gonna try to keep the pace…don’t hold it against me if I can’t.

Let’s move forward.  It’s start of the weekend!  More movies, more relaxing, Walking Dead finale…shit about to get real.  Have fun wherever y’all are.  More music to come.  Here’s a cut from YG’s fantastic 2014 effort feat. ScHoolboy Q & Jay Rock.  West coast; grab a Corona and throw up the dubs.  Cause we just wanna party.

Watch: “State of Grace” by Talib Kweli (feat. Abby Dobson)

27 Mar

Lyrics that sticks to your ribs are now a major element in Talib Kweli’s new artistic & animated music video for “State of Grace”.  Daniel Cordero’s old school ’80s inspired animation style matches the classic hip hop beat.  I refer to it as a ghetto storybook. Real-life fairy tales from the life of Talib Kweli.  Abby Dobson adds a hint of “preach” on the chorus.

Go check out his album, ‘Gravitas’.

Animated/Illustrated by Daniel Cordero.

Stream: “Hand In My Pocket” by Sean C & LV (Feat. Pusha T & A$AP Ferg)

19 Mar

Pusha T & ASAP Ferg kill it in the new mixtape cut from producers Sean C & LV.  They have something in their front pocket for you.  Ric Flair shit! Wooooo

SEAN C & LV HAND IN MY POCKET LOUD DREAMS feat Pusha T & A$AP Ferg

Watch: “Run The Jewels” by Run The Jewels

5 Mar

A track so beast…El-P and Killer Mike made it their tag team.  It’s classic hip hop, as you might expect from these hip hop vets.  The music video is ‘Tribe’ colorful, but still raw & simple as it should be in animated form.  Run The Jewels, son.  No delays.  Now that’s how you represent ‘Two Chains’.

Directed by RUFFMERCY

Stream: “Ima Dog” by 2 Chainz (feat. Skooly)

4 Feb

2 Chainz’s verse is the only reason why I’m writing this blurb.  “My floor is about money, that’s why I have no ceiling…” take care of the rest Tity Boi.

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