Thursday, September 30, 2010

Day 29.5: Eminem + Lil Wayne = Greatness (Videos)

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For all the Eminem & Lil Wayne fans, this music video of the song "No Love" just premiered today, which is off of Em's recent album, Recovery (A MUST HAVE SO GO COP IT!!). With Lil Wayne at his prime and Eminem's lyrical talent, both combined makes this such an awesome track. Seriously two of the most hard working & skilled rappers of our generation.

On a similar note, they've teamed up before on a track a while back called "Drop the World" which was featured on Lil Wayne's album called Rebirth. This song is also really dope so in case you haven't heard it, check it out below:

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Day 29: Justin Bieber's song "Baby" was stolen from RAAAAAAAANDY!

Aziz Ansari is one of my favorite comedians of the newer generation who just comes up with the wackiest material and has a hilarious alter-ego named RAAAAAAAANDY!

I just found out that Justin Bieber got rich & famous off that song called "Baby" by stealing it from RAAAAAAAANDY! You don't believe me? Check out this video re-enactment:

Raaaaaaaandy Declares War on Justin Bieber from Aziz Ansari

Hahahah! Now do you believe me?!

If you think he's funny and want to check him out, Aziz will be performing a standup in Los Angeles, CA @ the Orpheum Theater on Saturday, Nov. 20th, which is going to be the last stop of his Dangerously Delicious Tour. There are tickets left for the late showing so I suggest you get your tickets soon if you want to check him out!


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Day 28: Kick Back With Some J. Cole

I've been keeping an ear out for J. Cole recently as there's been a growing buzz about him, which is about to get bigger real soon. He's supposed to come out with his first official debut album called "Cole World," which is scheduled to be released this October 26th so I'll be all over that when it does come out. He's also going to begin a Fall tour throughout the U.S., so below I've listed the dates when he will be performing in Cali for those of us in the West:

- Thursday, 10/07: Hayward, CA
- Saturday, 11/20: Los Angeles, CA

In case you're not familiar with him, check out some of my favorite tracks he's done or has been featured in:

Miguel - All I Want Is You featuring J. Cole

- This song is pretty mainstream now and has such a laid-back beat that everyone can vibe to
Audio Link >>> added to my favorites

J. Cole - Who Dat

- This song is just a banger! Need I say more?
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Day 27: SeptemberFest - Perfect Excuse to Drink! (Events)

9/25 (Culver City, CA): Clear skies + Hot & sunny weather + Unlimited beer sampling = A very good buzz! This past Saturday I went to go attend "SeptemberFest" hosted by Drink-Eat-Play. It was a pretty fun event as they had a wide selection of beers to sample from, some tasty food trucks, live music, cool setting inside the Sony Studios lot, and a bunch people with one mission in mind: GETTIN WASTED!!

I wish I took more pictures, but I was too busy sampling beer, eating food, and then more beer again! I'd have to say my favorite beers were the different types of Pale Ales, especially the Piraat Ale, which has 10.5% alcohol!! I probably had like 3 or 4 of those.. actually iono, I lost count!

Here are a few more pictures I took from the event:

I heard there's an "OctoberFest" event somewhere down here that's even bigger. When I find more info about it, I'll relay the info. In the meantime, who's down to roll???? =)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Day 26: Vick is Sick Wit It!!! (Video Highlights)

Michael Vick.. do I need to say more? He's been on fire since he started for the Philadelphia Eagles after Kevin Kobb went down, and maaaaaan he just torched the Jacksonville Jaguars yesterday with his quick speed, elusiveness around the pocket, and a cannon for an arm.

Here are all of his sick highlights from yesterday's game in case you missed it:

- Props to

Final Score: PHI - 28 : JAX - 3
- Michael Vick's stats: 291 yds, 3 TDs, & 1 Rushing TD

Looking forward to next week's game as they take on Donovan McNabb and the Washington Redskins. That's going to be a very interesting game as it will be in Philly.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Day 25.5: Miami Heat - Dwyane Wade on Leno & Lebron James is Gay! (Videos)

Last videos before I call it a night. I'm a big Dwayne Wade fan, so here's an interview he recently did on the Jay Leno show. He has a funny story about playing basketball with Obama in the White House. Check out the entire interview here:

Saw it here first: goatmouf

As we all know, Lebron James is one of the top acquisitions to the Miami Heat (along with Chris Bosh) during this recent off season. I'm sure everyone was all caught up with that news, but did you know Lebron also admitted that he's gay?! Check it out:

Hahah, this video always cracks me up! =P

Day 25: New "BOOM" Commercials by Nike

I just saw these new Nike "BOOM" commercials over the weekend (mostly during the NYJ vs MIA game), which I believe are a part of a new ad campaign that will be going on for a while. Some of the ads are kinda cool, but the one with Rick Ross is like.. eh? Wtf is he doin on a nike commercial buying a chain? Sneakers would of made more sense...

Anyways, here some of the "Boom" ads:

Boom: Rick Ross 

Boom: Tailor

Boom: Cano & Bo

Boom: High School Football

Boom: Drumline

I'm sure new ones will be unveiling throughout the next few weeks, so I'll keep you posted on that when they come out.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Day 24: More Lil Weezy Leaks (Audio)

I got some more tracks that leaked from Lil Wayne's upcoming album, I Am Not A Human Being. I'm really diggin both songs, especially the one produced by Boi-1da, who makes the illest beats for Drake & the whole Young Money Cash Money crew. Check them out right here:

Lil Wayne - Bill Gates (Produced by Boi-1da)

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Lil Wayne - With You featuring Drake

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Again, this album, I Am Not A Human Being, will be digitally released on Sept 27th (which is in 2 days) followed with the Carter IV hopefully by the end of the year.

Heard it here first: 2dopeboyz

Friday, September 24, 2010

Day 23: It's Friday.. PARTY TIME!! w/ Eddie Murphy (Videos)

Eddie Murphy - Party All The Time

Doesn't this song just make you wanna get out of your seat and let loose? Man, I wish I could go back to the 80's and see the kinds of parties they had during that time. This song is so ridiculous, but man it's catchy and everybody seems so happy. Eddie Murphy & Rick James were probably among the biggest icons back in those days.

If you want some more background about Eddie Murphy's path to making this song, check out this "special" documentary:


Happy Friday peeps!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Day 22: Drizzy-Drake - "Light Up" (Un-official Video)

- Saw it here first:

This video caught my attention although it's not the official music video to Drake's song "Light Up" featuring Jay-Z. I really like the imagery shown throughout the entire video, and am diggin the black & white look which adds to the dark feeling of this song. Also too, the beautiful ladies spittin on Drake & Jay-Z's verse are definitely good eye candy to watch. Towards the end, this video gets spoiled as they decided to add another verse which is pretty lame. -5 points for that...

This is one of my favorite tracks on Drake's recent album, Thank Me Later, and has such an awesome beat. In case ya'll haven't heard it, I got the audio right here:

Drake - Light Up featuring Jay-Z

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... wait until the sun goes down, we gone this bitch light up!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Day 21: **New** Lil Wayne & The Countdown To His Return (Audio)

As some of you may already know, Lil Wayne will be releasing a full length album called "I Am Not A Human EP" set to be digitally released on Sept 27th, which is actually Weezy's birthday too. Physical copies of the album will be released a few weeks later on Oct 12th (which is MY bday, hollaaaa!). Here's a sneak peak to one of the new tracks on the album that just got leaked:

Lil Wayne Gonorrhea featuring Drake [DJ Tags]

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Heard it here first:

The highly anticipated album, The Carter IV, was announced that it would be releasing right when Weezy gets out of prison on Nov 5th, but I'm pretty sure that may be delayed as he'll want to add in some new/fresh tracks he's been working on in jail.

To help keep track of his jail release, I've set up a clock to count down the days until... LIL WEEZY is FREE!!

Props to: WeezyThanxYou

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Day 20: Fat Beats LA Closing Weekend (Events)

9/17: I went over to Fat Beats LA this past Friday evening as it was the last weekend it would be open since it was closing for good. A very sad weekend for hip-hop in LA as it held ground to the freshest hip-hop vinyl records you could ever find. This was also a spot where hip-hop artists and hardcore hip-hop fans could unite, so I had to check it out.

I can tell a lot of people from around here really cared about this store as the entire balcony was packed full of people to see the nightly performances from various rappers who came to show their support. It took me about an hour to get in but man it was worth it. I got to witness some of the RAW-est Westcoast rappers such as Rass Kass, Planet Asia, Xzibit, and Kurupt come and spit some dope rhymes.

Here are some pictures from that evening:
- Crowded yo!
- Bad picture of Xzibit as he was walking right by me.. but doesn't this look like a painting now?

Here's a short clip I took of a verse from X to the Z when he first came to the stage:

- I just got a NEW camera so the quality will be better next time ;)

A better video here:


WestCoast make some NOISE!!!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Day 19.5: NBA 2K11 Teaser with Rose, Lee, & Rondo (Video)

- Funny commercial with Derrick Rose, David Lee, and Rajon Rondo

NBA 2K is probably the best NBA video game to-date, so if you're a big NBA fan then this is a must-have every year.

NBA 2K11 will be coming out on October 5th for all platforms (ps2, ps3, psp, xbox, wii, pc), so I suggest you get a copy if you think you got what it takes to challenge me (ps3 version). New for this year's version, NBA 2K11 will feature the G.O.A.T. of the NBA, MICHAEL JORDAN!!

Day 19: Song of the Day - Another New Kanye Track (Audio)

Wdup ladies & gents. I discovered another new *banger* by no other than Kanye West. So far he's been leaking at least one dope track every week, so let's hope this trend continues. If this is how he wants to hype up his new album coming out this November then he's doing a real good job with these leaks. I WANT MORE!

Kanye West - Lord Lord Lord featuring Mos Def, Swizz Beatz, Raekwon, & Charlie Wilson

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Listen to it while it's *HOT*!

Heard it here first:

Friday, September 17, 2010

Day 18: Mellow Out To Some Nas (Audio)


Nas is definitely among the top 5 rappers in my Hip-Hop list of all time, but man I just wish he would come out with another solo album (just one more!).

He's recently been doing some solo tracks here & there, and been featured on songs with other artists. He actually did a joint album with Damian Marley called "Distance Relatives" which came out this past 4/20 (of course!). On that note, he is currently touring and will be in San Bernardino, CA performing @ the Smoke Out Festival on October 16th. I may possibly check that out, but I hate driving all the way out there.

Here are some chill songs to help you do away with any stress going on:

Nas - Material Things ft. Jully Black

Nas - Film (Produced by C-Sick)
(kinda old-2009, but man this song is dope)


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Day 17: Wish I coulda been in NY to see Jay-Z & Eminem (Videos)


9/13-9/14 (2010): This date marked the first-ever concert @ the new Yankee Stadium, but sadly the end of the "Home & Home" tour featuring Jay-Z & Eminem. After reading a lot of reviews about the show, it sounded like it was EPIC! Not only were they rockin it in the Bronx (considered the birthplace of rap to some), but there were also guest appearances from Young JeezyKanye West, Beyoncé, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, D12, B.o.B., and some others. I don't think we'll ever see another concert with all those top artists in the same building ever again, so I envy all of you who got to experience that memorable concert.

For those of us who didn't get to see it live, I found some videos from the show:

Jay-Z performs "Renegade" with Eminem and "Light Up" with Drake

Eminem performs with Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, and B.o.B.

Jay-Z brings out Kanye West & Nicki Minaj for "Power" Remix and "Monster"


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Day 16.5: Take A Break and Let Wale Put In "The Work" (Video)

Wale - The Work (Workin) (mp3 audio)

This recent song by Wale has a real "hipster" beat to it. I think it's a few months old, but the video is new so check that out. Enjoy.

Day 16: Recap - Good Things with Aloe Blacc (Events)


With all the Sunday football, VMAs, and Entourage Season Finale, I totally forgot to mention my trip to go check out Aloe Blacc perform @ the Ghetty Museum in LA this past Saturday evening on 9/11.

His performance was full of energy, and the whole set up @ the Ghetty Museum was very elegant & nice. His music was full of positive vibes & modern soul as he was accompanied by his band (called "The Grand Scheme"), and sang a few songs from his upcoming album, Good Things, which will officially be released on September 28th (go get it!). With so many mainstream artists filling their music with too much noise and not enough substance, it's hard to find someone who's truely in it for the music. Aloe Blacc on the other hand isn't like that though. He keeps his music very wholesome by singing & rhyming about the struggles in today's world while portraying a good attitude about it.

I'm sure everybody's heard his most popular hit song called "I Need A Dollar" which is the intro theme song to the HBO show called "How To Make It In America." I think this show is really cool, so if you haven't seen it yet then I highly recommend everybody go check it out. On that note, Aloe Blacc ended his performance with that song so I wanted to share with yall a little snippet of the beginning part of the song he performed:

- listen to the actual song here: Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar (mp3 audio)

Props to: Rex4000 for the video. Check out his cool site.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Day 15: Let's Have A Toast For The Douchebags (Audio)


This is actually not for the douchebags, the a**holes, the scumbags, or the jerkoffs, so please gtfo nicely. =)

But for the rest of yall who enjoyed Kanye West's VMA performance of the song "Runaway" featuring Pusha T, here's the CD-Quality version for your listening pleasure:

Kanye West - Runaway featuring Pusha T

Props to: Flex & 2dopeboyz

Monday, September 13, 2010

Day 14: Sunday highlights - Football, MTV VMAs, Entourage Season Finale

Yesterday was full of exciting events and I want to recap all the fun in case you missed it:

Football - Week 1
Yesterday was the official start of week 1 (not counting the Thursday night game) as there was a lot of ups and downs in the NFL. The one downfall that crushed me was the SF 49ers losing horribly to the Seattle Seahawks. The SF offense missed some easy opportunities for TDs and the defense just fell apart in the 2nd half of the game. No worries though as I'm confident they will bounce back (this was a fluke, trust me). You don't want to mess with Patrick Willis:

- K-Swiss commercial featuring Kenny Powers & Patrick Willis

2010 MTV Video Music Awards
Overall, this was a very well set up award show. The stage design was awesome as it had a futuristic look with graphics on the floors, walls, and all over the background. I also thought they did a good job "going outside the box" (literally) by having a few performances outside the main award show and in different part of Los Angeles. In case you missed it, I have videos of some of the performances:


Drake ft. Mary J Blige & Swizz Beatz

Kanye West  ft. Pusha T

Entourage - Season Finale
I don't want to spoil this, but let's say everything gets twisted & crazy in this season finale. Eminem has a cameo at the end and gets in it at the end with Vince. Check out the whole episode here:

If you don't have time for that then check out the Eminem scene here:

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Day 13.5: Kanye West - G.O.O.D. Friday (Audio) & More **NEW**


Just heard this new Kanye West song called "Good Friday" featuring Common, Pusha T, Kid CuDi, Big Sean, and Charlie Wilson. It's got a happy piano beat, so I'm sure everyone can vibe to this song. Check it out:

Kanye West - Good Friday ft. Common, Pusha T, Kid CuDi, Big Sean, and Charlie Wilson

I also got some more recent Kanye tracks worth listening to in case you haven't heard them yet:

Kanye West - Monster ft. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver, and Nicki Minaj

Kanye West - Devil In A New Dress

I have a feeling his new album coming out this November is going to be dope. Stay tuned for that!

Day 13: Ready for some Waka Flocka Flame? (New Music Video)

Waka Flocka Flaaaaaaaaaaame! You must be asking yourself, wtf am I saying? Yea, I was thinking the same thing when I heard this rapper emerge onto the scene. He's pretty new and has been in the game since 2009. His most popular songs are "O Let's Do It" and "Hard In Da Paint." His rhymes are a bit explicit even for my own taste, but it looks like he is definitely making a name for himself this year.

Below I have a new music video of his recent single called "No Hands" which features Wale & Roscoe Dash. It's got a nice club beat with a catchy hook, but the lyrics are probably not for everybody though. Overall, the sound of the entire song appeals to my ears and I can bump to it, but you can come up with your own opinion:

Waka Flocka Flame - No Hands ft. Wale & Roscoe Dash [Official Video]
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Not sold on Waka Flocka yet, so we'll see if he can come out with some more hit songs...

Props to:

Friday, September 10, 2010

Day 12: MTV 2010 VMAs live this Sunday (All Promo Videos)


Aside from football, I'll definitely be watching the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards this weekend, which will be airing live at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, CA this Sunday, 9/12, beginning at 9PM EST (6PM PST). There is a very good line up of performances which include top artists such as Eminem, Drake, Kanye West, Usher, B.o.B., and many more (Hollaaa!).

If you haven't seen all the promos yet then you can catch them all right here:



Nicki Minaj:

Justin Bieber:


More coverage @:

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Day 11: Some Real Hip-Hop by "1982"

Here's a dose of what real Hip-Hop is right here. These two guys above, Termanology (left) and Statik Selektah (right), are very well known in the underground hip-hop scene who compose the chiiiiillest (& illest) type beats with some true sense behind their rhymes and meaning in their music as a whole.

For now, the duo will be naming themselves "1982" as they will be putting out their first full-length album together called 1982, which is scheduled to be released this October 26th.

Their first official single called "You Should Go Home" off their new album is everything I expected: an up-lifting beat with some old school vibes & good vocals (lyrically very fluid too); definitely in my favorites now =)  Check out the music video below:

1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) - You Should Go Home ft. Bun B & Masspike Miles (in case the video doesn't work)

If you like that then you might like this too:

Statik Selektah - So Close, So Far ft. Bun B, Wale, Colin Munroe (in case the video doesn't work)
  - from the album: 100 Proof (The Hangover)

Both songs put me in a good mood yo, hope it does the same for you...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Day 10: ESPN's 30 for 30 about Mike Tyson & Tupac

This is a very interesting ESPN: 30 for 30 documentary called "One Night in Vegas" (that just aired last night) which is about Mike Tyson & Tupac Shakur's growing bond together and contains stories about their friendship leading up to the night Tupac was murdered after the Tyson-Bruce Seldon fight in Vegas on Sept 7th, 1996. There is a lot of commentary from very well known people such as Nas, Mickey Rourke, Maya Angelou, and many more.

This documentary goes pretty deep, and shares a lot of insight & stories that opened up my eyes a bit more about the two of them. Definitely worth watching the whole 50 minutes of it.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Day 9: Bun B - Trillionaire ft. T-Pain (Video)

Bun B - Trillionaire ft. T-Pain (Produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E League): (in case the video doesn't work)

If you haven't heard of Bun B, well check him out because he's coming out with some fire on this track featuring T-Pain called Trillionaire. Bun B recently came out with an album called Trill O.G. which I think has a lot of very well versed songs along with some sik beats. He also features some big name artists on this album including Drake, Young Jeezy, Trey Songz, and more.

I've been bumpin his album non-stop ever since I heard it. His style is a bit raw but his raps "flow like water." If you're a Hip-Hop head then you'll dig this.

To give you a taste of how dope this album his, here are a few of my other favorite songs:

Bun B - It's Been A Pleasure ft. Drake (Produced by Boi-1da):

Bun B - Put It Down ft. Drake (Produced by Boi-1da):

Bun B - Just Like That ft. Young Jeezy (Produced by Drumma Boy):

Bun B - Let Em Know (Produced by DJ Premier):

If you like any of these songs then go buy his album, Trill O.G., because it's worth it.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Day 8.5: Rick Ross & Drake - Aston Martin Music (Extended Version)

I just came across this yesterday, so my bad if it's old to you. Recently, Rick Ross (left) came out with cool track featuring Drake (right) called "Aston Martin Music" (which is on his album: Teflon Don). I initially thought Drake would spit out a verse on it, but apparently that didn't happen and all he sang was the hook. Well, I guess a lot of fans complained, so low n behold I found the Extended Mix with a verse from Drake at the end. Check it out:

Rick Ross - Aston Martin Music ft. Drake & Chrisette Michele (Official Extended Mix)

If that doesn't work , try this:

Ok, too much Drake overload so i'll try to tone it down a bit ;P

Day 8: The New iPod Nano

Just caught me a glimpse of the new iPod Nano, which looks kinda cool and fun to play with. Apple is always looking to reduce the size of their other iPods so might as well do it with the nano too, right? Some nice features include:

  • A touch screen because that is the "future of technology" these days (called "Multi-touch")
  • Practically half the size & weight of the regular iPod nano, which makes it easier to carry around (and easier to lose!)
  • Has a "Shake" feature where you can literally shake the iPod Nano and it will shuffle to the next song (good for lifting weights & exercising)
  • A clip in the back so you can hang it to almost anything (similar to the ipod shuffle)
  • You can rotate the screen with two fingers, which is convenient if you have it hooked on your armband the wrong way (or somewhere it's not supposed to be :P)
The new iPod Nano is supposed to retail for $149 (8GB version) and $179 (16 GB version), which come in all the Apple colors. This is set to be available in stores sometime next week. Here's a video of someone playing around with it, so you can preview it live in action:

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If you want to read more then check out the below links:

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Day 7.5: Trey Songz & Drake for the Ladies!
- Trey Songz (left) and Drake (right)

Two of the top artists in this generation's era, Trey Songz & Drake, collaborate on a very chill song together. I'm more of a Drake fan if anything, but Trey Songz is definitely up there when it comes to making mainstream Hip-Hop and R&B music for the ladies.

I bet this song will be played on the radio 24/7 if it hasn't been playing already, but before you get sick of it, you can listen to it here:

Trey Songz - The Usual ft. Drake

If that doesn't work, try here:

- link #1:
- link #2:

Day 7: Chill out with some Wale & Wiz Khalifa

Wale (top) teams up with Wiz Khalifa (bottom) and dishes out a really nice track you can vibe to. This song has a beat that can put you at ease & even fall asleep to with the smooth rappin of Wale & Wiz. To help take that stress away for the moment, here's the track for your listening pleasure:

Wale - The Breeze (Cool) ft. Wiz Khalifa

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Day 6: "Sports are Baaack"

- The Educators

First day of September.. you know what that means? Sports are just around the corner! I'm talking about the "REAL" sports aka Football & Basketball. Here are the start dates to keep in mind:

  • NFL: Kicking off next Thursday, 9/09, with the Minnesota Vikings vs the New Orleans Saints, which should be a very action-packed game to watch
  • NBA: Beginning their regular season on Tuesday, 10/26, and the game to watch that day will be the Miami Heat vs the Boston Celtics (battle of the new vs the old!)

Of course, what better brands to hype up basketball/football are no other than Foot Locker & Nike. As you saw above, Nike & Foot Locker just created some sik commercials with top athletes in both sports including Justin Tuck, DeSean Jackson, Amare Stoudemire, and Rajon Rondo. Sanya Richards, who is a track & field athlete, is also in the mix too. 

If you don't get pumped after watching these commercials then there's something wrong with you.  Check out the series of commercials below (missing Rondo's commercial, but when it's out I'll post that up):

- Pop Quiz

- Field Trip

- Dunkography

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