Friday, December 31, 2010

Day 87: Have a fun & safe New Year!
- Credit: Unknown (sorry, but awesome picture tho!)

My internet has been acting funky lately, so sorry for the late post..

I'll keep this quick & simple.. I just want to wish everybody a Happy New Year & I hope everyone will have a brighter 2011. Regardless of all the stress people may be going through, just keep in mind to stay focused on your goals and do what it takes to be happy for yourself & everybody around you.

I really appreciate all the viewers checking out my blog and will continue bringing you cool stuff in 2011. Here's a Drake song I thought would be fitting for this occasion:

Drake - Fireworks featuring Alicia Keys

- From the album Thank Me Later (One of my favorite albums of 2010, go get it!)

Be safe & have fun. This is my last post of 2010 and I'm out... deuces!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Day 86: What if Barack Obama was a rapper?... (Video)

- Warning: This is pretty explicit (but f*ckin hilarious!). May not be suitable for your mama

... then he'd be called Baracka Flacka Flames! Catch him in the hood!

Ohh maan, this d00d got some nice lyrics going on and this video is just freakin awesome. Mad props to the guys who made this music video! hahahah =)

Saw it here first:

Check out other hip-hop related viral videos right here:
- 2010: Top 10 Viral Videos Of The Year

Monday, December 27, 2010

Day 85: The Show Goes On by Lupe Fiasco (Music Video)

Lupe Fiasco - The Show Goes On

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Here's the music video to one of my new favorite songs that recently came out by Lupe Fiasco called "The Show Goes On." This song will be featured on his upcoming album called Lasers scheduled to be released on March 8, 2011.

I've always liked Lupe Fiasco ever since he came out with "Kick Push", and since then I've been following his music more & more. He has a lot of good quality songs, but here are a few that are on the top of my list (I can listen to these songs all-day):

1. Superstar featuring Matthew Santos
2. Daydreamin' featuring Jill Scott
3. Hip-Hop Saved My Life featuring Nikki Jean

He has such an awesome style when he raps, and the beats to a majority of his songs are just ill. I have a feeling his new upcoming album should be really good so I can't wait to get it.

Saw the new music video here first:

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Day 84: Jay Electronica in a Mtn Dew commercial (Video)

I just saw this Mountain Dew commercial from a friend's post on faecbook, so I had to put it on here because I thought it was pretty cool how it gives people a glimpse of what Jay Electronica is about. I'm happy to see that he's getting more exposure these days as this d00d has mad talent as an artist, and it's about time he jumped into the spotlight.

As some of you may have heard, Jay Electronica has been getting more of a buzz lately after he stepped away from working with good friend Sean "Diddy" Combs and signed under Jay-Z's label Roc Nation in early November. I think this was a good move for him & his music as I'm thinking if he signed with Diddy then his music would turn into "Diddy's music" and about what Diddy wants, you know what I mean?

For those who haven't heard of Jay Electronica, here's a song he came out with right after he signed with Jay-Z (sort of his official stamp to signing with Roc Nation). Check it out if you haven't heard it already:

Jay Electronica - Shiny Suit Theory ft. Jay-Z & The Dream

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Listen to his lyrics; he's a good story-teller. Totally diggin this beat too...

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Day 83: Merry Christmas beats (Audio)
- Picture courtesy of Nike: MVP Puppets

In light of the holidays, I just wanted to share with everybody some recent hip-hop Christmas songs I found. This song below has a very wholesome beat. Check it out:

Kanye West - Christmas in Harlem ft. Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Vado, CyHi Da Prynce, Pusha T, Musiq, Teyana Taylor, & Big Sean

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1982 - Christmas in Boston ft. Kali, Reks, JFK, & Teyana Taylor [*another version for you Boston residents]

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Here's another Christmas rap I thought I'd share in the spirit of the holidays. Brought to you by the MVP Puppets (this is old so I'm sure everybody has seen this before):

- One twoo, one twoooo...

That reminds me.. the Miami Heat vs LA Lakers game is on today! It's going to be very interesting to see all the matchups. Let's see if the Lakers can hold up the Heat on their homecourt. If I'm going to root for a team, I'm rooting for Miami.. GO HEAT!!

Hope everybody is having a Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Day 82: Jersey Shores is coming back for a 3rd season! (Preview)
- JWowwwzas!

To confirm all the rumors, yes MTV's Jersey Shores will be coming back for a 3rd season! You know what that means... IT'S T-SHIRRRRRRT TYYYYYYYME!

Not to say I totally like the show, but through the past seasons it's just grown on me. As a form of dumb entertainment, this show gets my gold star as it just cracks me up with all the stupid & crazy drama they get into. I'm even starting to become a fan of JWoww as she's just so freakin sexy from head to toe (voluptuous is the correct term!).

Anyways, here's the preview to the 3rd season. It looks like there will be two one new female member added to the crew minus the "dirty lil hampster" Angelina (Ewwwwww!).

This show will premier on Thursday, January 6th on MTV (check your local listing for the time).

Saw it here first:

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Day 81: "Quick Can't Be Caught" with CP3 & his new shoe (Videos)

- Don't blink because this commercial goes by quick!

If you're familiar with the recent "Fast Don't Lie" commercials (I did post them before.. hello!) by Adidas featuring Derrick Rose then you'll understand how the Jordan Brand (by Nike) is trying to one-up their competition with the "Quick Can't be Caught" commercials featuring Chris Paul.

In this new series of "quick" commercials, Chris Paul is promoting his new signature shoe called the CP3.IV which look pretty dope. If you haven't seen the shoe yet then check them out below:
- More pictures & info about the shoe can be found at:

I actually own a pair of the original CP3's but I've worn them out so much playing bball that I may have to retire them soon. These were my most favorite shoes to play in (granted they were my only "real" bball shoes before; thanks Dex!) as it had such a nice soft cushion with every step I took and made me feel light on my feet. The only thing I didn't like was how it looked but as you can see the CP3.IV's are 10x more awesome now.

Any shoe fanatics out there? I think I'm becoming one as I'm starting to like shoes just as much as I like music & food. Since living here in Los Angeles, I've gone out more often than before to check out the different local shoe shops in the area and I've even been out to a few sneaker events. To add onto that, my roommate (aka Shimp-deezy) is big on shoes so he kind of got me into it too.

My shoe obsession is growing so I may branch out my blog a bit and start posting up any cool shoes I find (bball, casual, any type of shoe). I think it's time to get myself an xmas present =D

Saw the CP3.IV's here first:

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day 80: What is Steve "The Franchise" Francis doing now? (Video)
- He's so OG that he'll play on a bad ankle while the ice pack is still on. LOL.

I just read this Yahoo article not too long ago about Steve Francis (former NBA All-Star), and it appears he's still ballin it up in a league over in China for a team called the Beijing Ducks. He saw his first action the other day as he was called into the game knowing he was injured with a bad ankle (look at that ice pack!). Regardless, he played but only got to see about 3 minutes of action so it wasn't a big deal.

I'm really surprised there is actually news about "The Franchise" since his departure from the NBA. I swear he just fell off a cliff, and everybody just forgot about him & moved on. I can't even remember the last NBA team he played for, but I do remember when he was a Houston Rocket busting out some flashy moves as he had crazy handles and mad hops for a point guard his size. Granted the team wasn't that great at the time, I still liked him back then during the days he played alongside Cuttino Mobley (old school yo!).

Here's a news report from China that proves he's still playing bball:

- This clip just shows a glimpse of him entering the game which was enough for them to win

On the topic of forgotten NBA players, I heard Stephon Marbury is also playing in the same Chinese league as Steve Francis so that should boost up their fanbase overseas... or maybe not.

Saw it here first:

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Day 79: Cool new iPhone app - Word Lens (Videos)

- It looks like this app is only for translating Spanish to English (vice versa) for now

Check out this video showcasing the new iPhone app called "Word Lens" that just recently came out (or will be coming out very soon).

It can translate words literally by pointing your iPhone camera onto the writing you want to translate, and it will appear in the language you want right on the iPhone screen. This would be such a VERY helpful app for those who like to travel & don't really know how to read other languages. I'm sure they don't have all the languages translated yet but once they do then this will be another evolution of technology. Very cool!

Now, I just need to get my hands on an iPhone which will hopefully be soon as I'm waiting for it to come out for Verizon in Q1 of 2011 (from what I've heard).

More info about this right here:

Friday, December 17, 2010

Day 78: Action Movies to look forward to in 2011 (Movie Trailers)
- Looking forward to Transformers 3 in July 2011, but the trailer is such a teaser

So I was "taking a break" from work the other day and decided to search for some cool new movies coming out in 2011. As I was finding some interesting movies to add onto my movie list, it just dawned on me: 2011 is going to be all about Aliens & Robots!! Well not quiet, but I really hope we can get out of the vampires, werewolves, and kid wizards phase please.

Anyways, here are some awesome movie trailers that caught my attention:

Battle: Los Angeles

- Set to be released in March 2011 and stars Michelle Rodriguez & Aaron Eckhart
(Looks as if it could happen in real life.. and I'm living in LA too... AHHH!)

Cowboys & Aliens

- Set to be released in July 2011 and stars Daniel Craig (007!) and Harrison Ford
(This may be a hit or fail but the trailer has me curious)

Sucker Punch

- Set to be released in March 2011 and is from the directors of Watchmen & 300
(Looks like it will have a lot of cool visuals & non-stop action/fighting scenes)

I didn't want to point out the obvious blockbusters so check out these trailers and lemme know what you think.

TGIF peeps!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Day 77: Happy music by David Banner & 9th Wonder (Music Video)

David Banner & 9th Wonder - Be With You ft. Ludacris & Marsha Ambrosius

- Updated 12/21

I just want to share this music video of one of my current favorite songs called "Be With You" by David Banner & 9th Wonder (featuring Ludacris & Marsha Ambrosius), which will be featured on their collaborative album called Death of a Pop Star set to be released on December 21st.

Back then, I neeever thought David Banner was that great of a rapper when he first emerged onto the scene as I always thought he was all about keeping it "hood" and he was just too wild for my taste. I'll admit, I got to liking a few tracks he came out with such as "Play" and "Get Like Me" but back then my hip-hop library was mostly filled with all these mainstream party songs (I was a total MTV kid). I loved to party all the time but I sorta grew out of that phase though... well for the most part ;)

Fast forward to now, I guess he decided to change his image & "grow up" as he teamed up with 9th Wonder on this album coming out. I think he's going in the right direction with this as it sounds like he's putting more substance in his lyrics, songs, and the overall sound to his music. It looks like he's having fun but in a mature sort of way, don't you think?

I'm swayed enough by the few songs I've heard so far that I'm gonna have to buy this album when it comes out. FYI, 9th Wonder makes the dopest beats!

Saw the music video here first:

I posted the audio of this song before in case the video doesn't stream well for you:
Day 59: Time to chill to the sounds of David Banner & 9th Wonder (Audio)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Day 76: Hold up, Wait a minute, Let me put some "Kush" up in it (Music Video)

Dr. Dre - Kush featuring Snoop Dogg & Akon

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Ever since this new song came out by Dr. Dre, I've been bumping it non-stop as it's really catchy, has such a dope piano beat, and the name of the track is awesome ("Kush", need I say more?). It's still a bit unreal to hear Dr. Dre rapping since he was on hiatus for so many years, but it's looking like "Detox" is finally becoming a reality and will be coming out very soon (c'mon, it's on wikipedia!).

One thing I noticed: This music video featuring Snoop Dogg & Akon was shot in Downtown LA, and I recognize the venue they shot the end part where Dre is walking down the stairs & the slow-mo part when he's walking through a corridor with Snoop. It was shot at a club/lounge called "Exchange" which is a pretty nice place to party at. For those who have been there before, you'll recognize where I'm talking about.

Overall, this is a pretty cool music video as they use the 3D still-motion filming (or whatever it's called) but they add their own variation by having Dre, Snoop, and Akon being the only people moving while everything is still. I'm seeing this 3D still-motion filming being used more & more in movies (Ex. The Other Guys) and music videos (Ex. Rap Song by T-Pain), which is kind of cool seeing how technology & filming are advancing.

Saw this music video here first: (Source for all West Coast Hip-Hop)


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Day 75: A song for the ladies by Jamie Foxx featuring Drake (Music Video)

Jamie Foxx - Fall For Your Type featuring Drake

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For those who didn't catch the premiere of this music video on BET last Friday, here it is for your listening & viewing pleasure.

This song featuring Drake will be on Jamie Foxx's new album called Best Night of My Life set to be released on December 21st. I'm sure the album will be filled with a lot of R&B and party-type music, so this should definitely be a good album to get for all you mainstream music lovers out there.

Personally, I can get into this type of music and I think Jamie Foxx is a very talented person who has done it all (television, movies, stand-up, & music), but I'll need to hear more songs from the album to get a better feel of it. Right now, I can dig Jamie Foxx as a musician but I'm not really too inclined to spend $$$ on an album like this.

I do like one of his tracks on this album, which I posted up before. Check it out here:
Day 51: Need something to listen to? Get your headphones ready! (Audio)
   - Song: Jamie Foxx - Living Better Now featuring Rick Ross

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day 74: TRON Legacy - Another "Derezzed" Music Video by Daft Punk

Here's another "Derezzed" music video by Daft Punk to help promote the movie TRON: Legacy, which is coming out next Friday, December 17th. I'm super excited to see this movie as it's going to be full of awesome visuals, graphics, action, and drama. I can't wait!

I posted the other "Derezzed" music video a while back if you want to check it out:
>>> Day 48: Daft Punk - Derezzed Music Video/New "Tron" Trailer (Video)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Day 73: Stereos Up! - New Dr. Dre, Lloyd Banks, Wiz, & B.o.B. (Audio)
- Picture courtesy of Kakofonia

Some of these tracks may be old to you but then again some of them may be new, so listen up! Got some hot tracks below:

Dr. Dre - Kush (Remix) featuring Akon, Snoop Dogg, and The Game

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Lloyd Banks - Where I'm From featuring Eminem (Produced by Boi-1da)

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Wiz Khalifa - In My Car (Tha Puff Bus) featuring Juice

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B.o.B. - Fuck The Money featuring Wiz Khalifa

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I hope this post can stay up for at least a week... I bet it might get taken down soon so listen to all this while you can!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Day 72.5: Music Video Wednesday - A new joint from Joell Ortiz (Video)

Joell Ortiz - Battle Cry

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For all the hip-hop heads out there, here's a dope song by Joell Ortiz of Slaughterhouse called "Battle Cry." This is that type of song where you can just relax with some herb on and bump your head to the beat. Just listen to his lyrics and how creative he is with his wordplay... dam.

This song has been out for a while now since he came out with the Farewell Summer EP, but I'm guessing he created this music video to help promote his recent album that just came out called Free Agent. I haven't had a chance to go get it yet but I'm sure it's full of wicked rhymes and chillin beats.


Day 72: Music Video Wednesday - Keri Hilson's hot new one (Video)

Keri Hilson - The Way You Love Me featuring Rick Ross

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I only just heard this song as soon as I saw this music video last week (I swear!). I'm not really feeling this song too much, but I'm definitely falling for Keri Hilson a bit more after watching her dance in that sexy outfit in the music video. Umm, I don't really have much more to say.. that's really the main reason why I posted this up ;)

Keri's always been among the hottest female R&B artists of this generation since Timbaland basically introduced her into the limelight. Aside from her fine looks, I do like her as an artist as she's collaborated with some of my favorite hip-hop rappers such as Nas (in Hero) and Kanye West (in Knock You Down featuring Ne-Yo).

If you're into mainstream hip-hop & pop and are one of those club-goers then I'm sure this song is for you.

Props to my boy Dex for showing me this one.. =)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Day 71: Next FUNNY movie to look forward to - Your Highness (Trailer)

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The producers of Pineapple Express are at it again with a new mid-evil comedy movie called Your Highness featuring the always-funny & hilarious Danny McBribe (aka Kenny Powers from Eastbound & Down). Also starring in this movie is the so-lovely Natalie Portman, the also-funny James Franco, and the very-sweet Zooey Deschanel (she sort of reminds me of Katy Perry).

This movie is set to be released in April 2011 so don't get excited just yet, but believe me.. this will be a VERY funny movie. I can't wait to see this one! =)

Saw it here first:

Monday, December 6, 2010

Day 70: And another one from J. Cole - "Who Dat" live in SJ (Video)

- The sound is softer & a bit clearer, but the picture quality is sort of fuzzy =(

As promised from my previous J. Cole post, here's the other video from my homies camera showing J. Cole performing live at Voodoo Lounge (San Jose, CA) last month. Here J. Cole is rapping his hit song "Who Dat" with a mix of a lil Biggie on the beat during the middle of it.

Props to my boy ShimpeEezy for this one.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Day 69: I Put On For The City! (Pics)

I'm a bit tired today so I'll just share some pictures I took while I was venturing in the city of Frisco last week when I was back visiting the Bay Area. Here are just a few:
- Haight & Ashbury: Famous for the hippie movement and there are some cool urban shops here
- Plenty of this stuff around here too ;)
- Peace.
- Niketown SF > Niketown LA. Soo much better if you ask me
- City nights..
Bright lights..
All of the lights, all of the lights! Good night SF!

Man, it was soo freakin cold in the Bay but I felt soo relaxed being at home that the freezing weather was nothing to me (well just for a few days, haha!). Being in the Bay is definitely a change of pace than being in LA, and the air is so much fresher up there too.. so much fresher.

Maybe one day I'll move up there.. one of these days...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Day 68: J. Cole Performance in SJ Recap (Pics + Videos)

11/27 (San Jose, CA): While I was in the bay for Thanksgiving break, My friends and I went to go check out J. Cole perform live @ Voodoo Lounge last Friday, and all I gotta say is he is one dope MC.

He definitely rocked the stage and gave everybody an awesome show. He performed his hit track "Who Dat" and rapped his verses from the mainstream song "All I Want is You" by Miguel. He also did a bunch of my fav's from his Friday Night Lights mixtape and some other jams from his older mixtape called The Warm Up.

The only downside was that Voodoo Lounge is a small venue and the stage was literally just a corner area. Also, it was pretty dark in general so I couldn't really take great pictures. Granted all that, it wasn't too crowded so I got a close view of the entire performance. Overall, the show was more than worth it.

Check out some pictures and a video I took of the event:

"Dollar & A Dream II" live:

- The sound is pretty distorted and the picture is dark because my camera is a POS..
- The sound gets better once he goes acappella

After seeing the pictures & video I took, I'm motivated to get a better camera and possibly a flip cam. Hopefully I can start saving money soon but for now this will have to do.

** Update: My homie has a better video so I'll post that up at the end of the week

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Day 67: Poppin' Bottles with T.I. & Drake (Audio)

At first, Drake & T.I. went "Fancyhuh on Drake's recent album, Thank Me Later. Now, T.I. & Drake are back at it again and "Poppin' Bottles" for T.I.'s upcoming album called No Mercy set to be released on December 7th. Check it out:

T.I. - Poppin' Bottles featuring Drake (Produced by T-Minus & Boi-1da)

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This song is straight fiiiiiiiirrre, the beat is just too dope, and you also get to hear the street-side of Drizzy-Drake (none of that singing stuff!). The lyrics may be too explicit for some, but it works for me!

Heard it here first:

Monday, November 29, 2010

Day 66: A message from Jordan to Lebron (Video)

MJ is right; stop making excuses! This is an recent commercial **edited video that just came about Michael Jordan responding to Lebron James' Rise commercial ("What should I do?..."). When MJ comes out and talks like that, you know he means business! Hopefully this will help Lebron with how he thinks about the game and being in the NBA. Nice video btw; MJ you're awesome.

Props to my homie Beavs for showing me this one. =)

**Correction: This was an edited video that took an old MJ commercial and mashed it up with this one. Still, it makes sense though and Lebron should listen to this as if it were really MJ talking about him, haha!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Day 65.5: It's Friday Night! Time to check out some J. Cole (Audio)

In light of the J. Cole performance I'm about to check out tonight in the Bay Area, I just want to share with everybody some of his new tracks so you can get a taste of the good music I'm about to witness live. Here are some of my favorite songs from his recent mixtape called "Friday Night Lights":

J. Cole - In The Morning featuring Drake

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- Slow jam type of song

J. Cole - You Got It featuring Wale

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- This song is very upbeat

J. Cole - Blow Up

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- This song just bumps

J. Cole - Back to the Topic (Freestyle)

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- He got some tight rhymes in this song

Just to let you know, J. Cole is an up & coming hip-hop rapper & also a producer of most of his own music, which is something that's very difficult to do by one person. This guy has mad talent & a dope rap style, and I can't wait to check out his performance tonight!

TGIF peoples & I hope everyone is enjoying their Thanksgiving break!

Day 65: Need For Speed release party in LA (Video + Pics)

- A Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit commercial with Jerry Ferrara (aka Turtle) and Kevin Dillion (aka Johnny "Drama") from the HBO show Entourage

11/16 (Hollywood, CA): I went to go check out this release party for a new racing video game, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, and as expected there were a lot of exotic cars, gaming booths, chill people, open bars, and good music. There was even a performance by a small name hip-hop band called Chiddy Bang who had a nice overall performance, and "Chiddy" did a cool freestyle using random words the crowd threw at him. I must say, this d00d has some skills.

My friends and I also saw Jerry Ferrara & Kevin Dillon make a quick appearance, but they were off in their own section so I couldn't say to them "Hey, where's Vincent Chase at?!" Anyways, here are some pictures from the event:
- I want this car...
- this one too...
- and another one...
- actual police car in the video game
- He got a need for speed!
- Chiddy Bang live

I didn't get a chance to play the game because it was so crowded, but it looks pretty awesome. I'll have to go rent it and check it out for myself.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Day 64: I dedicate this "Rap Song" to you - T-Pain & Rick Ross (Music Video)
- T-Pain (Left) & Rick Ross (Right)

This is among the very few songs I like from T-Pain called "Rap Song" featuring Rick Ross, which is the first official single off his upcoming album called "RevolveR" set to be released in Spring 2011. Check out the new music video below:

T-Pain - Rap Song featuring Rick Ross

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- Pretty cool use of the still-motion filming throughout the entire music video

T-Pain is one of those off-the-wall type of artists with a wacky style (both in music & his choice of clothing), and is mostly known for making a lot of mainstream "radio" music with heavy use of the auto-tune. A lot of it's junk music to me but I'll give him credit though, some of his hits have a good overall sound (I think it's mostly because of the auto-tune). Here are some of my fav's from T-Pain: Can't Believe It featuring Lil Wayne & Buy U A Drank featuring Young Joc. Enjoy!

FYI, I might not be back until Friday so have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Day 63: Saigon is back with some real raps (New Music Video)

Saigon - Strength

Saigon is back again with that fire on a new track called "Strength." The beat is off the hook with the help of Just Blaze and he spits that realness with his rhymes that nobody can mimic. Hip-Hop at it's finest.

This song will be featured on Saigon's upcoming album called "The Greatest Story Never Told" set to be released on 2/15/11. Looking forward to this too!

Saw it here first:

Monday, November 22, 2010

Day 62: When bad meets evil again! Eminem & Royce da 5' 9" - The baddest duo (Audio)

Eminem & Royce da 5' 9" are back at it again on a new track called "Living Proof." This song reminds me of how they used to collaborate back in the days: keepin it real and not giving a f*** about what they say but at the same time dishing out the rawest lyrics. Check it out (may not be suitable for everyone):

Eminem - Living Proof featuring Royce da 5' 9"

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I'm happy to see them working together again; just like when they both were beginning to emerge onto the hip-hop scene. At a point in time, Eminem went on a different path with his crew, D12, and became THE top rapper of our generation with the help of Dr. Dre.

Royce, on the other hand, did his solo thing for a while and sort of just stayed in the underground scene. Last year, he got together with other lyrically-talented rappers and formed the group called Slaughterhouse, which helped him reconnect with Eminem again. I'm not sure if Eminem reached an agreement to sign the group yet, but I'm pretty sure it's going to be a done deal soon.

I can't wait to hear more from these two. The bad & the evil.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Day 61: "Don't Let Me Fall" by B.o.B. (Music Video)

I'm growing to like B.o.B. (aka Bobby Ray) more & more these days as he's just so good at making mainstream hits and has a lot of uplifting songs. He's mostly well known for his song with Bruno Mars called "Nothing on You" and "Airplanes" featuring Haley Williams & Eminem, but I'm sure you already knew this.

Anyways, here's another one of my favorite tracks from his most recent album called "B.o.B. presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray":

B.o.B. - Don't Let Me Fall

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Saw it here first:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day 60: Is Dr. Dre really coming out with the "Detox" album? **REPOST

- Saw it here first:

So, just recently there has been a buzz again about Dr. Dre giving people the notion that he will be releasing his so called "Detox" album that has been "in the making" for several years now. This album has been an on & off project that sort of faded away for a long time, but news about it is finally emerging again.

I just found this new XXL Magazine cover (above) for the December/January 2011 issue, so we will finally get a scoop on what the deal is with this "Detox" album that's supposed to top all of his older albums. Sources say this album will be set to be released in Q1 of 2011, but I'll believe it when I see it! More info about this can be found at:

On that note, here are two tracks that just recently leaked from the his"Detox" album. The first one features Akon & Snoop Dogg and the beat is fire (the way Dre uses the piano is siiik). The second features Eminem and sounds aiite (Em's verses are pretty deep though).

Dr. Dre - Kush featuring Snoop Dogg & Akon [**REMOVED]

Eminem - I Need A Doctor featuring Dr. Dre & Liz Rodrigues [**REMOVED]

FYI, these probably aren't the final versions of the songs as I'm sure Dre's gonna make some finishing touches to them. With that, should we believe "Detox" is actually coming?

----------------------- **REPOST:

Sorry everyone, but this post was taken down earlier because of the audio links (so lame). Well to make up for the loss of music (which I'm sure you can find elsewhere), here's a behind the scene look of the making of Dr. Dre's music video for the new song "Kush" featuring Akon & Snoop Dogg [Not suitable for everyone]:

- The music video was shot this past weekend in Downtown LA (Location: Unknown) with appearances from 50 Cent, E-40, and more

I'm pretty sure Dr. Dre is finally serious about releasing the "Detox" album, so we'll have to wait and see what else comes out in the next month or so.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Day 59: Time to chill to the sounds of David Banner & 9th Wonder (Audio)
- 9th Wonder (left) & David Banner (right)

9th Wonder came through with another sik beat as usual, and helped produce an awesome track for David Banner called "Be With You" featuring Ludacris & Marsha Ambrosius.

This is a very mellow song that has such soothing sounds of various band instruments used in the beat. It makes me want to just kick back & relax with my headphones, and really puts me in a cheerful mood as it has a happy vibe throughout the entire song. Check it out and listen for yourself:

David Banner & 9th Wonder - Be With You ft. Ludacris & Marsha Ambrosius

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FYI, David Banner & 9th Wonder are coming out with an album together called "Death of a Pop Star" which is set to be released this December 21st. I'll be keeping tabs on this album now as I'm sure it's going to be filled with a lot of quality tracks since 9th Wonder is on the collaboration.

Is it me or is there just too much good hip-hop music out this year?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day 58: Another One from Bun B & Drake (Video)

I just saw this get posted today and wanted to share with everyone this really cool song by Bun B featuring Drake called "Put It Down." They're pretty awesome together so I'm sure they will come out with plenty more tracks in the near future. On that note, check out the both of them in this new music video that just came out:

Bun B - Put It Down featuring Drake

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Props to: 2dopeboyz

Friday, November 12, 2010

Day 57.5: Music Video Friday - What's My Name by Rihanna ft. Drake (Video)

Rihanna - What's My Name featuring Drake

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Drizzy-Drake holding it down with Rihanna on this recent song called "What's My Name." C'mon it's my boy Drake & the ohh-soo lovely Rihanna, which I'm sure everybody's familiar with. This is actually a nice song they did together, so check out the music video. =)

I've always had an ear for mainstream Hip-Hop and R&B, but don't get me wrong I still like the OG, underground, and old school stuff too. On occasion I'll listen to other types of music, but this type of music is my base ;)

Have a good weekend everybody!

Day 57: Music Video Friday - Veteran's Day by Rick Ross ft. Lil Wayne & Birdman(Video)

Rick Ross - Veteran's Day featuring Lil Wayne & Birdman

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I know I'm a day late with this one, but as soon as I heard this song I was blown off my seat! The beat is fire and to add onto that having Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, and Birdman all in one track makes it even better.

Props to all the troops who served/ are currently serving the country.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Day 56: Jose Cuervo's Day of the Dead Event (Pics)


11/04 (Los Angeles, CA): I went to go check out this Jose Cuervo Silver Launch Party in Downtown LA with some friends, and it turned out to be a cool event. C'mon, free Jose Cuervo shots & mixed drinks, a chill atmosphere, good music, and a cool set up... what more can you ask for? And it was all free too!

The theme of the party was "Day of the Dead" which is a holiday celebrated in Mexico (of course the perfect theme for this brand). There was also a performance towards the end which was pretty lame, but overall this was a nice event. Here are some pictures I took to give you a view of how it was:

- Freaky yo; it was just looking at us the whole time...
- Cool bar.

- My homie got scared because this skeleton was about to take him to the underworld...
- So then I stepped in and made peace with it. We all good now.
- A scary beauty.
- I couldn't just have one. =)
- Good job Mr. Cuervo. May you R.I.P.

I'm noticing more alcohol labels are throwing these type of free parties on occasion (ex. Heineken & Hennessy), which is good PR for them because it draws young adult to come out to these kind of events and alcohol is something almost every young adult consumes whenever there's a party.

Props to Rex4000 for another one. Go check out his blog; it's pretty cool.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Day 55: Saigon meets Mario & "Gets Busy" (Video)

Saigon is amongst one of my favorite underground rappers who has the craziest wordplay with his flows and always spits that RAW raps (just like Royce da 5' 9"). Some of his songs are RAW as in.. well it's too explicit for me to explain, but he has some songs that are RAW as in music you can take away a good message from. That's why I like a lot of underground hip-hop (with everything else I listen to) because it has that real flavor from the vocals right down to the beat, lyrically has more substance in which people can level with, and it's the type of music you can just nod your head & get down to.

Anyways, here's a fun song with a Mario-themed beat from Saigon who comes up with a Mario rap suitable for everyone. He can rap about just anything and make it sound cool, so here you go:

Saigon - Get Busy

Saw it here first:

This song reminds me of this classic by an old underground artist named "Benefit" who raps over a similar Mario beat:

Benefit - Warp to World 6-9 (The Mario Rap)

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I can still remember the day I got my first Nintendo & played Mario for days. Good ol' days of being a kid!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Day 54: Inception? No, it's INEBRIATION (Video)

If you've seen the movie Inception then you'll understand INEBRIATION. I finally got to see Inception over the week and it was such an AWESOME movie (definitely DVD-buying worthy). Anyways, the above video is a parody of this movie but instead of being about dreams, it's about being drunk.

Hahah, just watch it =)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Day 53: Cleveland's response to Lebron's recent Nike Commercial (Video)

I'm sure everybody's seen this video by now as it went viral on Friday, but I just wanted to post it here to make it OFFICIAL news (haha!). Maan, Cleveland fans just won't stop at making fun of Lebron James any way they can and this will probably continue for the rest of Lebron's NBA career. I'll give the Cleveland fans credit though, they did a good job with adding their perspective about Lebron's career in Cleveland by pointing out all his failures. This is some funny stuff yo!

Preface: Lebron James recently came out with a new Nike "Rise" Commercial talking about what he "should" do (or should've done) in response to all the critics about his decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and join Dwyane Wade & Chris Bosh to the Miami Heat.

Props to my boy Steve back in the Bay for showing this to me first. Very funny!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Day 52: What is Kobe doing in a "Call of Duty" commercial? SMH... (Video)

Kobe Bryant of the LA Lakers must have been super bored after winning the NBA Championship, and decided to play a lot of "Call of Duty" during the offseason to appear in a commercial for the video game. Granted this is probably the hottest first-person shooter game out there right now but c'mon Kobe, don't you have better things to do? Ohh look, I bet he plays online with Jimmy Kimmel too! (sarcastic voice) SMH Kobe... smh...

I must say though that this is a cool & funny commercial in general. Pretty creative and definitely good for the video game.

Props to: VladTV

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Day 51: Need something to listen to? Get your headphones ready! (Audio)

I haven't posted any music in a while, so here's a list of recent songs that I've been bumpin to lately:

J. Cole - I'm On It

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Lloyd Banks - Start It Up ft. Kanye West, Swizz Beatz, Ryan Leslie, & Fabolous

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- BANGER x2!

Kanye West - All Of The Lights ft. Rihanna [FULL VERSION]

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- Real catchy chorus

Lupe Fiasco - Show Goes On

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- Very mainstream and lovin the happy beat

Jamie Foxx - Living Better Now ft. Rick Ross
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- Cool beat and overall sounds nice

Wiz Khalifa - Not Ready ft. French Montana

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- Diggin Wiz Khalifa & starting to recognize French Montana so I had to add it here

Enjoy it while you can!

** 5/18/11 Update: Been forced to remove all the audio links, sorry!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Day 50: "Four Loko" will make you go loco! (Video)

Some friends told me about "Four Loko" recently and I've been curious to try it out, so I did this past Halloween weekend. It's basically a really strong alcoholic bevarage (12%), and contains high amounts of caffeine & sugar in one tall can. As some of you may know, it's not good for your body to mix high amounts of an upper & a downer together at once, which is what this drink is. I typically drink redbull-vodkas all the time but it's definitely not as strong.

After my experience with it, I must say this drink packs a punch. I was pretty amped and at the same time buzzed, so I can see how drinking too much of this or drinking it too fast can really mess people up. I sort of enjoyed it because it kept me awake (too much alcohol makes me tired yo!), but the taste factor is whatever granted I got the lemon/lime flavor. Since there are so many different flavors to choose from, I might give this another trial run =)

Don't worry though, I'll be safe; not like the kids from this news report below:

Sigh, kids these days... If you can't hang then your just weaksauce!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Day 49: Stones Throw All Stars @ Puma Social Club in LA (Pics)

10/26: Me and some of my friends went to go check out this chill event @ the Puma Social Club in Los Angeles, which was set up by Stones Throw Records.

It definitely got my mind off work for the time being as it had such a relaxing vibe and was located at a really cool venue. The people were chill, music was nice, free tacos & alcohol, there were games (DJ Hero, Ping Pong, Foosball), and the Lakers vs Houston game on TV. It was like I was in my living room but better. Free tacos & alcohol was definitely a plus =)

Here are a few pictures I took of the place. I'm just starting to mess around with photoshop so bare with me as I learn new tricks:
- Everybody taggin on the chalk wall
- Cool neon lighting @ the Foosball table
- Ciroc. Yeaa boyyy!
- Funny drawings
- Word.
- Agreed.
- All of the lights!

Props to Rex4000 for letting me know about this one.