Thursday, July 28, 2011

Day 190: 9th Wonder x A Tribe Called Quest - Hip-Hop Documentary Movies (Trailers)

9th Wonder - The Wonder Year

- Release Date: July 28th. More info here: 2dopeboyz

TCQ - Beats, Rhymes, & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest

- Release Date: Out now! More info here: beatsrhymesandlife

I've been keeping tabs on these recent documentary movies about Hip-Hop, and just wanted to share this with ya'll. If you're truly a fan of Hip-Hop then I suggest everyone check out the above documentary movies.

I still need to check out the TCQ one that's already out; heard it's really good.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Day 189: Some live concerts I wish I coulda gone to - Rihanna x Jay-Z & The Weeknd (Videos)

Loud Tour: Rihanna & Jay-Z ("Run This Town" live)

- Destination: New Jersey, NY

Who wouldn't want to see Rihanna & her sexy body, and Mr. HOVA himself: Jay-Z up on stage together. #EPIC

Good to see Jay-Z is back doing live concerts again though. He just announced his tour dates with Kanye West to promote their new album coming out next month. Check out the tour dates right here.

Saw it here first: 2dopeboyz

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The Weeknd - "High for This" live

- Destination: Toronto, Canada

I've been bumping The Weeknd for a while now and I just can't stop listening to his recent mixtape, House of Balloons. He'll be performing at the OVO Fest with Drake & Rick Ross this Sunday, 7/31, for those of you in Canada. It's gonna be a dope show over there #IwishIcouldgo

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Day 188: The new West holdin it down - Jay Rock x Ab-Soul x SchoolBoy Q, Kendrick Lamar (Music Video)

Jay Rock - Say Wassup ft. Ab-Soul, SchoolBoy Q, Kendrick Lamar

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Here's a recent track for all you peoples who like to "light one up." I like this beat especially because it makes me feel super lazy but in a good, relaxed way. =P

Granted these guys are pretty well-known in the Hip-Hop world, I think this collaboration is a good way for these new generation of WestCoast rappers to get that mainstream buzz and hopefully spark a new era in the West. I feel like it's been a while since the WestCoast had that real "icon" in Hip-Hop. With that said, the West is coming back! #ReppinDatWest

Definitely a good summertime song #BlazeItUp

FYI, Jay Rock just came out with his first official album today called Follow Me Home and I gotta say this album is overall pretty dope. It's in stores & itunes now so go get it. So many sick beats on that album btw.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Day 187.5: More bball from the weekend - Lebron highlights from the Drew League (Video)

I heard Lebron James participated in the Drew League over here in LA this past weekend, and I finally found a video someone posted up. Here are the Lebron highlights from the game.

FYI, this Drew league is pretty popular with alot of NBA athletes; a few weeks ago Kevin Durant even stopped by & played in it too. If you check their site & read up a bit more, there have actually been alot of appearances by many other NBA players and some rap artists. I think The Game even has his own team in it.

A very respectful league they got here with some good competition, I'm sure. I should try to go check it out sometime.

Day 187: NBA All-Star Game in Phillipines - Kobe alley-oop to D.Rose (Video)

I heard through twitter that Kevin Durant was going to be in the Phillipines, but I didn't know some of other NBA all-stars & players were going to play a game there. Here's a clip of Kobe Bryant throwing an alley-oop to my favorite PG, Derrick Rose#Awesomeness

I swear almost every professional athlete has a twitter account, and it's quite entertaining to see what they are up to & talking about. As you can tell, I'm becoming an avid Twitter user. =P

Saw it here first: Yahoo

Friday, July 22, 2011

Day 186: Making of "Watch The Throne" ft. Jay-Z x Kanye West (Documentary)

I just got super inspired after watching this short documentary of Jay-Z & Kanye West in the making of their new duo album called Watch The Throne. I wish I could just get into their heads to get a glimpse of their creativity when they make music. With them teaming up together again, I'm having high hopes for this new album they are coming out with. #HipHopAtItsFinest

Watch The Throne set to be released Aug 2; mark your calendars.

Saw it here first: 2dopeboyz

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Day 185: Hip-Hop Mash-Up with Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake (Video)

I thought this was a cool segment Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake did performing the "History of Rap #2" The first one they did was a while back; last year I think (linked here). I think this second one was done way better than the first.

Nice job on this JF & JT!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day 184: The Bay & LA Unite! - Welcome to California Remix (Music Video)

40 Glocc - Welcome To California  (Remix)

- featuring Snoop Dogg, Too $hort, Xzibit, & Siven

I can tell this is definitely a 'Bay Area' type beat compared to all the Bay Area music I listen to, and I am originally from the Bay... ya know, where we say HELLA and get HYPHY #YEEEEE 

Now, I'm not sure what they are trying to show in this music video: the LA/Bay lifestyle or all these rapper/artist twitter account names. It's like everybody's trying to boost their twitter followers or something.

I really just wanted to post this song because "this is for the Westside!" Props to the old-school West for collaborating together. Haven't seen this in a minute.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Day 183: Awesome new movies - Dark Knight Rises & Mission Impossible 4 (Trailers)

If you haven't heard or seen this teaser trailer yet already, well, you're just in time to see it! I'm a huge fan of this Dark Knight movie series featuring Christian Bale, and I'm super excited for this final movie of the series: The Dark Knight Rises coming out in Summer 2012. #CANTWAIT

Here's another action-packed movie I'm also looking forward to, Mission Impossible 4 - Ghost Protocol:

I think this will put Tom Cruise back up the rankings of "Action-Stars" as this movie looks freakin awesome from the trailer. Please don't dissapoint me Tom; I'm vouching for you're comeback. FYI, this movie is scheduled to be release this December 2011. #CANTWAITAGAIN

Monday, July 18, 2011

Day 182: This is beat is a thumper! - Fabolous x Red Cafe (Vevo Music Video)

Fabolous - Y'all Don't Hear Me Tho ft. Red Cafe

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"Sometimes I amaze, somtimes I dissapoint; sometimes I blow this paper like it's just a joint..." -Fabolous

I can't believe this song got past my radar for the few months that it's been out, so I just wanna say props to VEVO for setting up this music video and finding it's way to me =)

As soon as I heard the beginning of the beat, I knew this one was gonna be good. Fabolous has always held a good rep with me and is still coming out with those banger-type songs. He also has a slick rappin style and can get quite creative with his lyrics too. Keep em comin Fab.

Saw the music video here first: NahRight

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Day 181: Rise above the Pain and you'll be ok - Fabolous's version of "Pain" (Music Video)

Fabolous - Pain

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"After you wake up, everything is wonderful; and you can overcome anything you undergo..." -Fabolous

Everybody who's anybody has some sort of "pain" in their lives that they deal with whether it be legal issues, money problems, work stress, etc, but people gotta realize that it's not worth it to dwell on it otherwise the pain will just get deeper.

The way I cope with pain is to keep my mind focused, my head up, and my time busy. Easier said than done, I know, but if people can grasp what I just said and try to change their mindset then I truly believe it can be really helpful for a lot of people. Music also helps make the pain go away sometimes.. #realtalk

Some 411 for all you youngsters, this sik beat is actually from an old school 2Pac song (check it here), which Fabolous basically just ripped. This beat is so popular that even J. Cole made his own variation of it. Chekkit:

J. Cole - See World

"Six shots of Hennessy I'm still going strong; please numb me from the bullsh*t that's going on..." -J. Cole

Regardless, both rappers did a good job making a dope song with lyrics I can vibe with #staymotivated 


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Day 180: I breathe & live basketball - D.Will's hesitation move + Bow Wow gets punked by Kobe (Videos)

Deron Williams is one of my top 3 favorite point-guards in the NBA right now, and it's going to be real sad if he plays overseas in Turkey because of this stupid NBA lockout.

I believe in 2012 that the world will really be coming to the "end of days" if the NBA gets locked out next season as well as the NFL. Idiot owners and their greed for more money.. If we had no sports this Fall then I think everybody would go stupid craaaaazy #badnews

On a funnier note, check out this video of Bow Wow getting owned by Kobe:

"Come here little fella... shut up!" - Kobe Bryant

Kobe is just playing casually while Bow Wow is down $1K. Smh @ Bow Wow for even thinking he had a chance. No, you didn't just lose Bow Wow, you got spanked, taken to school, and spanked again after school #blackmambastyle

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Day 179: Kenny Powers is the MFCEO! - Hilarious K-Swiss Promo (Video)

Konichiwa b*tches! hahaha! Kenny Powers is my f*kin idol!! =P

A lot of my friend's have been posting this all around facebook so I just had to share this on my blog for ya'll. This is a hilarious 5-minute promo for K-Swiss featuring Kenny Powers as the MFCEO and cameos with a whole bunch of athletes.

If you haven't seen Eastbound & Down on HBO yet then I suggest you go watch it if you got a kick out of this commercial. That show is freakin mad funny!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Day 178: I won't stop cuz I can't stop! - Chiddy Bang Freestyle (Music Video)

Chiddy Bang - I Can't Stop (Freestyle)

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Ahhh, Chiddy Bang.. this is the d00d who recently broke the Guinness World's Record for longest freestyle rap. If you don't believe me then check this.

When I first heard this freestyle, I thought to myself: "that was so 'LA' of him to pick this beat" since electro/dubstep music is all I hear in the clubs & the radio over here these days. I'm not saying its a bad thing but rather it's more so a beat that appeals to the newer/younger generation, which is his type of crowd anyways. This is a bit loud for me personally but I can tune my ears to it when I'm in the mood #fistpump

In case you're wondering, the beat is from an english DJ named Flux Pavilion. Chekkit:

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FYI, I'm not a total fan of his music just yet but he's had my attention ever since I heard this song a while back called Opposite of Adults, in which he basically raps over a chopped up version of this MGMT beat. I'll be keeping tabs.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Day 177: Sik beat on this new Nas & Raekwon track - Rick & Black (Music Video)

Raekwon - Rich & Black ft. Nas

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Sorry for the lag everyone; it took me some time to recover from the July 4th weekend in Vegas but I'm back! Well, kinda sorta.. #stillrecovering

Anyways, I just heard this new track by Nas & Raekwon today and just fell in love with this dope beat. This beat reminds me of the early 90's when hip-hop was simple & chill, and had lyrics that you could bump your head to. The good ol' days...

On a side note, it looks like LRG set this all up so props to them for giving us hip-hop fans something to watch & listen to #realtalk

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Day 176: Racks on Racks on Racks! - YC ft. Everybody (Music Video)

YC - Racks (Remix) ft. Various Artists

- ft. Nelly, B.o.B.Trae The Truth, Yo Gotti, Cyhi Da Prynce, Dose & Ace Hood

This is such a nice summer party song with that thumpin beat, and the chorus is mad catchy too! Whenever I hear this song, it gets me in the mood to wanna go out #ItsTshirtTime

You wanna know what's better than a 6+ min remix? A 12+ min REMIX! haha! Ok, freals tho.. the 12+ min one is way better. There is another list of rappers on this one that I'm not gonna go through, but I'll just name a few: Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Bun B, Wale, and more. Chekkit:

YC - Racks (Remix) ft. VA

I'm not sure who YC is yet but I'm sure I'll be hearing more from this d00d. Until then, I got "racks on racks on raaaacks!"

Ok, just to give yall a heads up ima be heading to Vegas for the long weekend. I probably won't be posting anything until I'm back, but in the meantime I'll be updating my twitter from time to time: @DaysofJ follow me & my shenanigans ;)

Have a safe & fun 4th of July everyone!