Also guest appearing is Large Professor for Nasir's joint "Live At The BBQ" & "You're Da Man".
Saturday, December 27, 2008
We heard a couple of radio DJ's buzzing about a certain record Jadakiss had done in which he penned a litter to the late Notorious B.I.G. Dubbed "Letter to B.I.G", we heard it was extra dope and Jada went in respectfully as you'd expect.
...Fast forward to this week and there was a radio rip + leak of said song...
Enjoy, because for now this is all you're going to get.
Listen/Download Here. Jadakiss Feat Faith Evans - Letter To B.I.G
Courtesy of the good folks at Hot 97 and Mister Cee.
Bonus: Notorious Soundtrack Track listing
1. “Notorious Thugs” (featuring Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
5. “Party & Bullsh–”
7. “One More Chance” remix (featuring Faith Evans)
8. “Brooklyn Go Hard” (Jay-Z featuring Santogold)
9. “Letter to B.I.G.” (Jadakiss featuring Faith Evans)
10. “Kick in the Door”
11. “What’s Beef”
12. “World Is Filled”
13. “One More Chance” (featuring CJ)
14. “The Notorious Theme” (composed by Danny Elfman)
15. “Microphone Murderer” (previously unreleased demo)
16. “Guaranteed Raw” (previously unreleased demo)
17. “Love No Ho” (previously unreleased demo)
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Just in time for the "Put it in your closet until spring season". Vans has thrown out on of their most no doubtedly most eye-catching shoes for their spring/summer 2009 release set.
The detailing of these shoe models (featuring the Chukka, Slip-On, and Authentic models) feature a green sole symbolising a watermenlon rind while the uppers are constructed to appear as the seeds and location of the sweet, juicy stuff.
Release date set for March 1st, bring a picnic blanket.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Nice little compilation of many of the records you've come to adore via Mr. West over the years. Although if some of 808s & Heartbreak weren't directly "sampled", they were inspired from some great old tunes.
Kanye's mental recollective memory for classic joints must be awesome. Music heads stand up.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Supposedly this guy is a homeless man who just enjoys having a damn good time. Knowing the record industry, years ago they probably heard his voice and invented a special machine to duplicate his talents and dubbed it the "Vocoder" which stands for "Vagrant-Recorder".
Thus autotune was born.
Link: Yeah. That's exactly how it happened, damnit!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Here are the details:
You're personally invited to the brand new monthly featuring DJ JASMINE SOLANO!
This Thursday, December 18th begins a secret monthly gem in the middle of the Lower East Side, NYC. Hosted by D*STAR, MELO-X & STREET COSIGNOR! And of course, PHOTOS BY TONE! Spinning strictly R&B, SOUL & SLOW JAMS, cReEp will be the go-to-spot for die hard fans of El Debarge, Shanice, R.Kelly, Donnell Jones, Mint Condition, Soul 4 Real, Biggie, Aaliyah, Keith Sweat, Monica, Mary J. Blige, H-Town, Tony! Toni! Tone!, Prince, Snap!, Silk, Groove Theory, Snoop, Timbaland & Magoo, Shirley Brown, Barbara Mason, Atlantic Starr, Usher, Salt-N-Pepa, SMV, Jodeci, The Commodores and more!
There is No Cover and you can come and cReEp from 10pm-4am!
87 Ludlow between Delancey St. & Broome St. The closet train is the F, J, M, Z to Essex St./Delancey St. The train is located only 1 block from 87 Ludlow.
Make sure you RSVP on Going.com/creepNYC
01. Now I Lay (produced by Blastah Beatz)
02. The Future f/ The Game (produced by Fyu-chur)
03. If I Gotta Go (produced by the Klasixs)
04. Don’t Make Me (produced by Blastah Beatz)
05. Blood On The Wall (produced by Moss)
06. In My Sleep (produced by Blastah Beatz)
07. Exxxes (produced by the Klasixs)
08. I Couldn’t Help It (produced by the Klasixs)
09. Adrenaline (produced by Dub B)
10. Happy Holidays (produced by Quan)
11. Do Tell (produced by Blastah Beatz)
12. Angel In My Life (produced by Blastah Beatz)
13. Pray For Me (produced by Versatile & Dilemma)
Joe Budden's Padded Room scheduled to release for retail February 24th
Skateboard Pizzle doing more of his thing. See, when you didn't abuse autotune as much in a world devoid of one "Teddy Pinned Her Ass Down", dudes punked P and said he was a fool for trying to wince his way through a verse or a whole record even with his weird singing. Today no lie, he's like a breath of fresh air.
Stay faaaar away from that autotune youngins'.
Also if you haven't, go pick up Seeing Sounds
Video: Busta Rhymes ft. Ron Browz, Diddy, Swizz Beatz, T-Pain, Akon & Lil Wayne - Arab Money (Remix) (Behind The Scenes) Pt. 3
Bussa Bust doing what he does best. Lil' Weeziana looking like he's been slowing down the sipping of his famous styrofoamed helmed substances.
Swiped from NR.
Click to enlarge.
Yeah, you heard us. If donating cans and being a saint for the holidays isn't your thing (Which it really should.) then go shake that thang at crew Pepsi Proper's downtown jam.
Pepsi Proper presents
FOOL'S GOLD FAMILY & FRIENDS HOLIDAY BASH
with special guests
THE BROTHERS MACKLOVITCH
SAMMY BANANAS & NICK CATCHDUBS
FRIDAY DECEMBER 19th
9pm-1am / 21+
FREE w/ RSVP
12 West 21st St
New York City
Your weekend is looking super already. Dope!
TONIGHT!!! Thursday December 18th, 2008 Children of Da Curb & Building Young Minds, in collaboration with Coup d' Etat Brooklyn, Lyricist Lounge, Love is Love, Zote Projects...and friends are proud to present, " A Holiday Fundraiser and Food Drive"
The event will serve as a fundraiser to support the youth of South Africa through ZOTE Projects (www.zoteworldwide.com) & Building Young Minds (www.buildingyoungminds.org). This event will also be a food drive to donate products to local food pantries in NYC. The event will be featuring live performances, DJ's and live artist paintings. Donations for Zote and the food drive will be accepted at the door for admission.
No doubt, go out and support one of the kindest acts you have probably commited in the whole year.
Sutra 16 1st Ave (btween 1st ave and 1st street) F train to 2nd ave.
Live Performances By: Jade, Rockstar Society, Natty Fire, & M. Island
Music By: Radio Rose, DJ Treats, Black Lion International Sound, & AKA 1st Class
Live Art By: Lichiban, Rizz, Pesu
RSVP is REQUIRED for ENTRY! (email@example.com)
$10 w/o donation $5 w/ donation
Please arrive early for live performances.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
When Nike first allowed you to customize its sneakers you went nuts. When they told you that they were opening up a store that allowed you to customized said footwear in person you went even more ballistic.
Now they move on to their apparel. Nike is now offering consumers to customized their line of Windbreaker jackets for the upcoming spring season. Peep the pics below:
As of right now you can only use up to 10 embroidered lettered characters, as well as choose the top and bottom portion colors for the jacket. Stay tuned to see how Nike's My Windrunner Campaign plays out.
From the Event we told you about previously.
YO! Forget what you thought you knew. This is DOPE! If this didn't make you cheese like a giddy school girl, you've lost. Prince came out and rocked with Tip a little while at Tip's Las Vegas show at the House Of Blues.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Melo-X is a creative dude no doubt. He really captures the aesthetic for a piece of which we couldn't even begin to fathom a suggested visual. If you don't know the man, he's been taking New York's eclectic nightlife scene by a quiet storm.
Get familiar, familia!
*Cough*Titties*Cough*, so NSFW.
Hmm, a conventional break from pick-up games of basketball? Nonetheless something interesting about the front cover art. Let's give it a try...
Chicagoan Paul Scientific shot this over to us. Here he speaks his piece:
" This music is the voice of the people with none, who often hustle for funds, and mamas raising their sons to stay away from them guns. I been doing this for about 10 years or so, so its nothing new to me. Although I'm a rapper/MC, I'm what very few other rappers are, and that is a fan. "
1. Without Hip-Hop Feat. Kiza Sosay
3. The Shoe Song
4. DJ Supreme
5. So Amazing Feat. Wendy Brickhouse
Paul Scientific: The Ghetto Golf EP
What do you think? Trade in your BBall shorts for caddies and polos?
Paul Scientific Homepage
This holiday your wrists will thank you for not slitting them due to whatever economic depression or legislative "bailout" you're experiencing. They'll thank you because they'll be graciously outfitted with these awesomely abstract timepieces from brand Nooka.
For the 2008 Holiday shuffle Nooka produced two pieces shown here, the Zirc and the Zon. The Zon is Nooka's most creative design up to date due to the fact that it allows you to digitally scroll through all 24-Time Zones with ease. Both pieces will be available for purchase in the Nooka Online Store.
Stop by to see the available colorways.
What else would you expect from a New York Brand outfitting "The City That Dismisses Shut Eye" with awesome time keepers?
Nooka Online Shoppe
Images Via Hypebeast
Funk Flex flex's on the in the early two thous with more Roc Familia goodness.
Nasir they went in on your beat.
Via OnSmash & DontGetGassed.Com
However he understands that things, or rather times, change.
While other artists are saying The City That Never Sleeps should take a dirt nap and Fuck itself, others are saying they remember when it was a dirty little, weed smoking on the train, kung-fu flick watching, bas ass motherfucker.
Fuck You Joe Budden.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Nah, he isn't lying though. We've been to numerous, countless, an immeasurable amount of live shows here in the City of God where you'd swear dudes with a certified buzz on the come up were performing for statues.
It may be the overwhelming undertone of such a "Small Big City" that naturally causes people to not want to be outside themselves in a selective atmosphere. You won't be that vulnerable in a familiar, comfortable setting. Then again there's our complex.
You <3 N.Y.
Listen/Download Here. Jay-Z Feat. MC Lyte - BK Anthem
Jay seems to be doing his man Notorious B.I.G right by appearing on the soundtrack to the motion picture for the late Christopher Wallace and spitting some potent Brooklyn New York homage. Here he's assisted by MC Lyte for the BK anthem.
" Man I ran through the 'Bush bought pounds off them dreads/ They had the best beef patties and cocoa bread." - Brooklyn Jay
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Listen/Download Here. Blaqstarr Feat. Rye Rye - In The Mood
Upon opening a slew of Electronic Mail...
Rye Rye is M.I.A's B-More bred "understudy" so to speak. Yeah, that girl that's always with her. With the recent hype surrounding M.I.A this past year due to her sleeper hipster hit "Paper Planes" being in the motion picture Pineapple Express and remixed by the Capo himself Jim Jones, you'd expect her un-pregnant protege` to spring forward with some dope music of her own.
If you're not feeling that joint, check out the remix to "Tic Toc" with Jamaica's own Busy Signal featuring Rye Rye
Listen Below. Busy Signal Feat. Rye Rye - Tic Toc
You can thanks Smokeyyy over @ TheRealIsh.com for this one.
RYE RYE Myspace
OK OK OK. Before you ask.
We love things like this.
If you have never heard of European based The Bloody Beetroots then it's ok, it just means that
you just need to surf the waves of the innanets a little more feverishly as us. You have a life.
That's why we're here.
Recently uploaded to Vimeo, The B. Beetroots take us on a Justice-esque romp on one of their nights of debauchery (Then again we LOVE the "Stress" video). Look out for their EP Cornelius. The Bloody Beetroots have some pretty dope joints. Check them out. Ahh! Brings back memories of High School parties...if we had only went to High School with coked up teachers and loose girls.
Umm kinda true..
The Bloody Beetroots Homepage
Bonus: JUSTICE - STRESS
Friday, December 5, 2008
Listen/Download Here. Foxy Brown - Riker's Island
Daily Email time.
Inga Marchand a.k.a Foxy Brown just dropped this gem of a post release record. As much as you'd expect Jamaican bad words and female bragadoccio.
" Recent pics of Foxy @ raggea star Mavado's concert in Queens, Ny. Rumor has it Foxy is featured on Mavado's international remix to his dancehall hit "I'm So Special"... which should be dropping soon! "
Respect, rude gal.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tip Showing You How It's Done On An MPC:
Something Old & Something New:
Tip Lets You Youngin's Know:
Earlier in the week A Tribe Called Quest front man The Abstract Poetic gave a dope performance at NYC's Highline Ballroom. Other notable performances were The Cool Kids and Pac Div who are all getting their come uppins in the game.
The second video is of Tip explaining why thou shalt pay homage.
To be shot by the man who is currently degenerating the hip-hop video industry.
Hopefully DOOM's fans get what they've been truly waiting for, and that being the real DOOM in these video shots rather than his reported "DOOM-posters" as of late.
Off of Jake One's White Van Music, which we have yet to fully listen to.
Freeway talks about White Van Music:
Lo and behold it seems that while we were stuffing our faces with turkey and enjoying some wonderment of what was the Chelsea Football Club Movie, the good folks over at A Tribe Called Next were planning "Operation Facelift".
Always ones to never sleep, The Tribe has brought the noise with their new design and montage of photos showcasing their panache` for the four out of five digits on their hands. We always found the throwing up of their trademark "fours" very dope.
If you can't afford the plane fare to visit them in person and share your life's experience and throw a four with The Tribe, just visit them here from the comfort of your living room.
A Tribe Called Next Hompage
" CIPHA SOUNDS HAS DUG INTO THE VAULT TO FIND THIS NEVER BEFORE SEEN VIDEO OF THE ROCAFELLA CAMP FREESTYLING ON FUNKMASTER FLEX SHOW ON HOT97 FROM 2001! PT.5 "
Over the oochie wally and dead wrong instrumentals.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Designer Kate Spade has released these one of a kind "Taxi Mittens" for the busy New Yorker on the go. We know it's been hard this winter getting yourself properly situated in a Taxi to help you get to your busy meeting on the crumbling Wall Street, well here's a little assistance.
Act fast because the day that these were available the first time around on Kate Spade's Online Boutique they sold out almost instantly. Keep your eyes for them at the stores near you or visit the Kate Spade Online Boutique
Kate Spade Online Boutique
Monday, December 1, 2008
Listen/Download Here. Jay-Z Feat. Santogold - Brooklyn (We Go Hard)
Jordan played for the Wizards.
Santogold and Jay-Z trade verses on this track supposedly produced by Mr. Love Lockdown himself. This collaborative feat is for the Notorious B.I.G biographic Motion Picture and will be available on the movies soundtrack.
Good look for Santogold.
Here is a preview of some footwear from Brand You Must Create for their Fall/Winter '08 collection.
Very nicely done. YMC hits us again with some nice fancy footwork. The deck shoe and slip-on models are seen here getting the shine with a lightning bolt upper and perforated leather respectively. You can pick these up Here.
YMC Online Boutique
Friday, November 28, 2008
Straight from ?uesto's (Questlove of the Roots Crew) mouth..er..keyboard:
" Then i was like “yo Pete[Rock] is gonna be fucked up when he hears THIS shit!”
dilla: NONONONONONONONONO!! naw man….you can’t let him hear this man i cant afford that!
?uest: afford what? this shit is a miracle!!
dilla: nah man….like i dont want no tension. that’s my idol i dont wanna give off the impression that im trying to outshine him….
?uest: but dog im saying if you shine then…..
dilla: nah man…."
The man, the legend J.Dilla. The first time we actually got swept up in Dilla's dopeness was around the late 90's when this jewel dropped (Thanks to moms around the country's infatuation with having Janet on repeat in the crib):
Yeah, it was that serious. Q-Tip and fellow triber Ali Shaeed Muhammmad were in the mix too (Tip's live adlibs & Muhammad's engineering.) Might we add that watching this video after Tip released his latest effort The Renaissance...Tip is that dude!
" ?uest: so all this shit i got with samples he’s us—
dilla: yeah man dont let that shit get out man….i just do it for practice….
?uest: wait….so this beat is never going to see the light of day ever? you just made it and lost sweat over it for…..sport?
dilla: yeah man….i just practice……
thank god…..kweli had a cassette which had this beat on it for like 15 secs.
they looped it from the cassette."
The They that ?uesto is referring to are these two incredible wordsmiths:
Read the full article Here.
Questlove vs. Jay Dee: The “Little Brother” Beat Story
You don't know what, or more so who you've got until they're gone. Indeed.
Here are some goodies from brand Nom De Guerre we thought we'd share.
Nom De Guerre Shawl Collar Cardigan:
" Nom De Guerre dark grey chunky knit cardigan with a shawl collar and black leather covered buttons. This style is slightly oversized with ribbed hem and cuffs. 60% Wool, 40% Acrylic. "
Nom De Short Parka:
" Nom De Guerre short hooded parka in a heavy waxed cotton.
This style has a metal zip fastening, drawstring hood and hem, a double box dart on the back, internal cotton cuffs and two oversized front pockets with press stud fastenings. The jacket ha a quilted interior with two lined jet pockets. "
Pick these pieces up as well as other select Nom de Guerre styles at their Homepage.
Nom de Guerre