Thursday, December 29, 2011

Day 240: A Dreamy Beat - Droop-E x Kendrick Lamar (Music Video)

Droop-E - Rossi Wine (Free My Mind) ft. Kendrick Lamar

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Really digging the melodies of the piano keys and use of strings on this track by Droop-E ft. Kendrick Lamar. A very well-composed song all-together. Get familiar with Droop-E right here.

Gonna keep my ears open for Droop-E and his upcoming project, Hungry & Humble #IsupportTheNewWest

Saw it here first: 2dopeboyz

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Day 239: Warm up with this Summer Hit - Jay Rock x Kendrick Lamar (Music Video)

Jay Rock - Hood Gone Love It ft. Kendrick Lamar

Not sure how I missed posting this music video up before as this was one of my favorite tracks from Jay Rock's album that came out this past Summer called Follow Me Home.

Track features another prodigy from the west, Kendrick Lamar. The dope beat was produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Day 238: Adidas "Respect The West" - Dom Kennedy x Kendrick Lamar x Jay Rock (Events)

Dom Kennedy - The Ways

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Kendrick Lamar - Rigamortis

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Jay Rock - Hood Gone Love Me

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12-15-11: Mad props to my homie J.Li for hooking me up with access to this private Adidas event with performances by the "New West" below:

>>> Casey Veggies, YG, Dom Kennedy, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, and a special appearance by Terrace Martin

I also want to send a s/o to my homie DrewByrd who was dj'ing all night, spinning the classic Bay/LA hits that got the crowd going. I can remember from way back when he first began dj'ing, and just seeing where he is today goes to show you that hard work does pay off. Man, I'm so proud of you homie  #nohomo

Such an awesome showcase of the new generation in the WestCoast. The only direction is up from here.. #stayfresh

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Day 237: Jay-Z live at "Watch The Throne Tour" in Staples Center LA (Events)

12-12-11: I got a chance to go see Jay-Z and Kanye West while they were in LA last Monday on their Watch The Throne Tour. Above is a video I took of one of my favorite Jay-Z tracks from a while back called "Dirt Off Your Shoulders"

This was probably one of the dopest concerts I've been to so far: great transitions from song to song, awesome stage & lighting/special effects, and they did all their top hits from past to current (solo & together).

The sh*t did get cray at the end of the show as (that day) they set the record of doing that song ("N*ggas in Paris") 9 times in a row. I laughed for a bit that they actually did it but I went with it anyways. Song is mad catchy and easily energizes the crowd.

Here are a few good pics I took:, Jay-Z and Kanye, Jay-Z & Kanye at Staples LA (Watch The Throne Tour)

How can you not be amazed when you see these two together in the same building? #EPIC

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Day 236: Wish I coulda gone to "Cali Xmas" - J.Cole x Drake x more (Live Videos)

J. Cole's set

Drake's set

When tickets went on sale for this concert (happened last night), it sold out within a day which is why I'm so mad I couldn't go.. But man, if I had the funds I totally would have been there. Freakin dope lineup and looked like an awesome show all together.

Man, these ads every 5 min are sooo annoying, but great footage & sound quality of J. Cole & Drake's sets in these videos.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Day 235: "Mac + Devin" aka Snoop & Wiz - Young, Wild and Free (Music Video)

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa - Young, Wild and Free ft. Bruno Mars

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One of my favorite tracks from the Summertime btw, when it first came out.

Go get that new Snoop & Wiz soundtrack they put together for their new (short) movie called "Mac + Devin Go To High School." Came out this past Monday, grab a copy here.

If you like to blaze and need some chill mood-setting beats then this cd is definitely for you #lightoneup

Gonna keep this one on repeat for a while..

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 234: One of my fav's from Section.80 - "Keisha's Song" by Kendrick Lamar (Unofficial Music Video)

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This song has so much emotion within the beat, through Kendrick's words, and through the smooth vocals in the chorus.. how could you not vibe to it?

Go get Kendrick Lamar's recent album Section.80 if you don't have it already. Probably one of the top 3 albums I've been listening to the most this year. This is what I consider real hip-hop at it's finest #HiiiPower

Saw it here first: hypetrak

Monday, December 5, 2011

Day 233: This track bumps - "Strange Clouds" by B.o.B. ft. Lil Wayne (Music Video)

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This is a pretty dope collaboration between B.o.B. and Lil Wayne on this track, but I'm mostly drawn to the song b/c of this thumper-of-a-beat they got here. This beat has that high-energy feel to it which is what I believe the majority mainstream listeners want these days, especially the younger generation.

What's T.I. doing in this music video? #random

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Day 232: Experience Trippy - "Do It Again" by Terrace Martin ft. Kendrick & Wiz (Music Video)

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No, there's nothing wrong with your computer.. that's just how the music video looks. This is some hippy-like visual effects right here #str8trippy

I listened to a a stream of Terrace Martin's new recent album called Locke High 2, and it's starting to grow on me. There are some chill songs that are definitely for the weed-smoker types which is right up my alley..

Saw it here first: 2dopeboyz

Friday, December 2, 2011

Day 231: Let's slow things down a bit - "Lotus Flower Bomb" by Wale ft. Miguel (Music Video)

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Diggin Miguel's vocals on this Wale track, which is featured on Wale's recent album that just came out called Ambition. A really smooth beat right here.

I've listened to most of this album, and I gotta say it's got some pretty legit tracks and well-composed beats. My fav song on the album so far would have to be "Ambition" featuring Rick Ross & Meek Mill. Check it out for yourself.