Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Day 323: Coachella 2013 - A Weekend in Paradise California (Photos)

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I know this is really late but just wanted to mention that I had a blast at Coachella a few weeks ago and took lots of pictures of the awesome scenery from a what I call a "Weekend in Paradise California".

Taking pictures and learning how to use photoshop is a hobby of mine, so what best way to put my camera and photoshop skills to the test. Check out my photos from that weekend after the jump and let me know what you think.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Day 322: Sometimes I lose my mind.. - Terminology with "Situations" (Audio)

"You know the moral of the story is,
never change, if you do, make sure you win;
take care of your kids, never be a hater,
and save your paper, you can't feed everybody..."
- Terminology

From all the work and stress I've been dealing with for the past few months, there's always new songs that put me in a relaxed mood and this is definitely one of them. I'm all about smooth beats and uplifting lyrics that have some good common sense behind the messaging. I love underground hip-hop for this exact reason. Saigon is another one of my favorite underground rapper that speaks some real shit; check him out sometime.

Go grab Terminology's recent mixtape, Hood Politics 7, on datpiff.com right here.
It costs $FREE dollars.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Day 321: Jurassic 5 live at Coachella - Epic performance (Video)

Finally found the video stream of Jurassic 5's set at Coachella. I wish I was closer for this one but at least I got to experience them live one last time.


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Day 320: Favorite performance from Coachella 2013 - the xx (Video)

There wasn't much hip-hop really at Coachella this year so I came to the festival with an open ear.

Despite seeing some dope hip-hop acts though (J5, Action Bronson, Wu-Tang; sorry I missed Pusha T & Earl the Sweatshirt, and F*&^% 2Chainz), I gotta say the xx turned out to be my favorite performance of the weekend. Their cover of Aaliyah's song "Hot Like Fire" is pretty creative and insanely smooth.

I actually purchased the xx's last album, Coexist, when it came out, and became a fan since then. After seeing them perform live, it made me like them even more. They are truly talented as artists and all-around musicians. It's hard to find many artists with such a creative style and unique sound w/o copying or sampling from someone else these days. When you hear the xx, you know its them and only them.

Overall though, I had a blast listening to so many new artists I've never heard of. Fun times, Coachella; you amazed me.