Tag Archives: hip hop

Watch: “Diamonds” by Common (feat. Big Sean)

28 Jul

Raise dem “Diamonds” up. Common goes rogue with a catchy hip hop chorus from Mr. Do It — Big Sean.  The track feels all over the place.  But the visuals, you’ll probably love them.  Washed in the artists are black&white cityscape montages that really become them.

‘Nobody’s Smiling’ is out now!

Watch: “Come Get It Bae” by Pharrell (feat. Miley Cyrus + GIRLS)

25 Jul

Sure y’all have seen it.  But if you haven’t, check out the GIRLS grooving in Pharrell’s new music video for “Come Get It Bae”.  Ride it like a motorcycle has never had so many meanings.  HEY!

1st Song of the Day: “Fug-Gee-La” by Fugees

25 Jul

Oooo, Music from ‘The Score’.  A record that took me awhile to get into as a kid.  “Ready or Not” opened the door, but “Fu-Gee-La” was the thing that made me stay.  Pras was one of my favorite rappers at that time.  He could do no wrong.  His contribution to the ‘Bulworth Soundtrack’ made me BUY the entire thing.  Full price.  Unheard of nowadays.  Now I’m a smart purchaser & don’t need to rush a Sam Goody for some $1 single CDs / Cassettes.  Hard not to be romantic about Technology.  Still sad that stores like that are fading slowly away.  Another topic for another day.

As much as I love Santa Monica, it wasn’t until I got stuck in 1+ traffic that I realized why I hadn’t returned to the sandy pier shore since March of 2013.  A paradise with so many obstacles.  The Vine below made it all that noise even more wonderful.

The setting could’e have been better for the Pier’s Summer Twilight Concert Series.  Dug the bands.  You’ll be hearing my stories soon.  Almost wrapped up June’s then comes July.  The pictures from Twilight will be up tonight.  Can’t wait to be lazy on my couch & photo edit till I pass out while their loading.  Nice Friday night.

Other than that, let’s head towards the weekend.  Here’s a classic from the Refugees All-Stars.  Have a fantastic weekend!

1st Song of the Day: “Hotel” by Cassidy (feat. R. Kelly)

24 Jul

Here’s a room key.  Was tempted to featured “Santa Monica” by SG instead of this comical rap classic because I’m making my way to the beach tonight for the Twilight Concert Series at the Pier.  One of those “Do it” moments that I’ve been putting off for ages.  Hyped would be a understatement.  Been itching to the bone to see the ocean.  I imagine an hour of internal monologue before the show starts.  Might even grab a seat and write our final June Showcase Journal using the moble app.  A sunset at the beach.  Yeah…I can dig that.

For what it was at the time, still really dig the beat to Hotel.  The lyrics are early 2000s crazy-sexy-cool R. Kelly.  The epitome of the true essence of R. Kelly.  Here’s a room key.  Just watch for the splash back…(OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SNAP! ; )

Watch: “Bicken Back Being Bool” by YG

21 Jul

YG’s ‘Krazy Life’ spreads across Bompton in the new visuals for “Bicken Back Being Bool”.  Things go bad quick.

If you don’t own his 2014 effort yet.  Then you’re missing out on one hell of a record.  Remember when hip hop was west coast hip hop?  Yeah, the good ole days.  Well, they are still alive in YG’s world.  Enjoy!

 

Watch: “I Used To Be” by GOH Vs. Sugarstarr (feat. Redman & Method Man)

18 Jul

This track is like old hip hop meets the future.  Redman & Meth join with the EDM collective GOH vs. Sugarstarr to spit some ghetto history to all these crazy cool kids.  Wish it was a little bit longer…but if you dig classic rap, then “I Used To Be” is the track needs to bumping in your speakers.

The video shines the best light one of the best lyrical teams in music history.

 

1st Song of the Day: “Tipsy” by J-Kwon

10 Jul

You’d be surprise how often I sing this chorus at work.  Errbody.  hehe  Got so much prep to do that this will be a relatively short post.  Seriously.  Life is good.  Just busy.  Get bored…bump the music below.  More to come soon.

Watch: “Love Suicide” by T-Pain (feat. Severe Ruff)

7 Jul

Shawty, T-Pain just had him a ‘luv’ suicide.  Which means rapping his new track *cough* “Love Suicide” *cough* on the ledge of a building.

I wish you would step back from that ledge, my friend…and just rap happy.

Watch: “Not Your Man” by Professor Green (feat. Thabo)

7 Jul

Professor Green have gone through some recent public fires.  “Not Your Man” builds on this darker mentality by bringing to light some personal revelations. The virtually unknown, Thabo (apart of the “Real Deal”) makes his mainstream debut & as the angelic choir to Green’s devilish goatee.

Try to keep up, some real truth being spit on this track.

 

Spotlight Saturday: “Wild Animal” by Michael Tolcher

5 Jul

It has been 10 years since one of my favorite albums of all time — Michael Tolcher’s ‘I Am’ — dropped.  Despite making a few singles here & there since, Michael Tolcher has finally released his first self-produced single entitled “Wild Animal”.  To say it’s a perfect track for summer is an understatement.  Tolcher’s fast rapping lyrics & addicting chorus haven’t sounded better and the track is perfect to ride too. It comes at you at a ROARing pace.

You can be an wild animal too.  Just hit play.

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