Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Day 254: In a WestCoast State of Mind - Game x Kendrick Lamar (Music Video)

The Game - The City ft. Kendrick Lamar

"I'm sick of mo--f--ers talking about the West died..."
- The Game

One of my recent favorite tracks from The Game which features the rising & super-talented artist, Kendrick Lamar.

I feel like the West is slowly starting to creep back into the mainstream Hip-Hop/Rap scene with so many new artists holding it down for Cali: Dom Kennedy, Casey Veggies, Terrace Martin, Jay Rock, and so many others. While I'm still trying to expand my ear for different styles of music, I'll always keep it true to WestCoast Hip-Hop.

If you like this song then go grab a copy of The Game's recent album, The R.E.D. Album.

Watch out for the #RespectTheWest movement.. it's only the beginning...

Monday, March 19, 2012

Day 253: Rewind It Back - A Dope Hip-Hop Duo: Eric B & Rakim (Music Video)

Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Full

I was just reading over some 1980's Hip-Hop history and came across a segment about Eric B and Rakim, which motivated me to showcase this classic jam on my blog.

I forgot how dope Rakim's rhymes were and how energetic their beats sounded until I started re-listening to some old-school hits from their first debut album called Paid In Full (1987). Crazy how I was only 4 years old when this album came out and I probably didn't know much about what Hip-Hop was. I honestly didn't start listening to Hip-Hop until jr. high, so I have a lot to catch up on...

During the time I began expanding my Hip-Hop library, one of the first Eric B. and Rakim songs I can remember adding was Don't Sweat The Technique. There was one Rakim song though that I heard when I was growing up and kept on repeat for daysss:

Rakim - Guess Who's Back

There's so much Hip-Hop music I missed out on from back in the days, so I'm going to make more of an effort in re-listening to and finding those old school beats. Gotta go back to where it all started from... the roots...

Friday, March 16, 2012

Day 252: At the end of the day.. "Nobody's Perfect" - J.Cole x Missy Elliot (Music Video)

J. Cole - Nobody's Perfect ft. Missy Elliot

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"This is for all the fans that waited, the bitch n*ggas that hated; 
Old hoes we dated, look mama, we made it.."
- J. Cole

J. Cole is among one of my favorite artists from the new generation of raps these days, and adding Missy Elliot to this track makes it such a hit. I'm really diggin the drum beat and guitar melody too.. a hard yet smooth sound. I can level with this.. #nobodysperfect

Btw, this is featured on The Sideline Story so go get a copy if you haven't by now.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Day 251: Raising Awareness - Make Kony Famous (Video)

Just wanted to spread the news in case you haven't seen this video, or heard about it all over Facebook/Twitter already. This is a pretty compelling story and movement.. I applaud this guy for his passion in capturing Joseph Kony and raising support for this initiative #MAKEKONYFAMOUS

Day 250: Stay Creative - 29 ways to free your mind (Video)

Some good practices to stay creative and keep your mind fresh #29ways

Stay motivated.. Stay focused.. and just go DO it!

Saw it here first: konstantsurprises