Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Day 261: Skateistan - A cool and moving short video

Quoted from the source of the video:

"Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul is a beautiful and moving short film that follows the lives of two young skateboarders from Afghanistan who attend the Skateistan project. Juxtaposing the harsh reality of life in Kabul with the hopes and ambitions of the country’s children, the film is a touching ray of light from a country only ever in the news for all the wrong reasons."

This video is very heart-felt, and it really gave me some perspective on life in other parts of the world. However bad we think we got it or whatever stress we're currently dealing with, we gotta realize there are whole other worlds out there going through even tougher times. But hey, it looks like these kids are making the most of their situation and using Stakeistan as a way to stay positive. Good for them, freals.

Just want to spread the word about this compelling video and hope to spread the positive vibes. If you're ever feeling down then watch this video again #itsallaboutperspective

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Day 260: On the Rise - A$AP Rocky with "Goldie" (Prod. by Hit-Boy) **NSFW**

A$AP Rocky - Goldie

- NSFW sorta.. I warned you

"And I'm so bout it bout it I might roll up in a tank..." - A$AP Rocky #MakeEmSayUhhh

Ever since I saw A$AP Rocky and his crew perform at Coachella, my ears have been tuning more & more to his style of rap music. With that in mind, I've kept tabs on his recent activity and found he came out with this  Hit-boy produced tracked. Of course you're gonna get a banger when you team up one of the hottest beat-makers right now with a rising star reppin Harlem.

More after the jump...

Friday, May 4, 2012

Day 259: Sad day for Hip-Hop - Rest in Peace MCA... Beastie Boys still live on

Beastie Boys - Intergalactic

- from the album Hello Nasty (1998)

Now, I was too young to get into the Beastie Boys when they exploded in the hip-hop scene during the 1980s, but I've always been a fan since I first heard their music back in junior high. When I was starting to get into hip-hop music, I was drawn to tracks like "Brass Monkey" and who can't forget "Sabotage"(soo ill!).

On a real note though, I heard earlier today about the news of Adam Yauch's (aka MCA) passing due to cancer. A very, very sad day for hip-hop and their fans, which is why I wanted to dedicate this post to him and the Beastie Boys crew.

If you're a fan of real hip-hop then you gotta know the history of the Beastie Boys as they were true pioneers of the genre helping put hip-hop on the map. Let's bow our heads for a moment of LOUDNESS, embrace their music, and let it live on forever. Music will always bring him back with us...