Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Dope video. Is Busta Rhymes getting back to his old wild ways? Only time (an album this summer titled I'm Blessed) can tell. This song is dope though.
In an interview Here you can hear what Busta boy has been up to and what he's thinking about making new music with Q-Tip and why he has resentment about not being in the A Tribe Called Quest group. Interesting!
1. intro ft. lil wayne 0:09
2. royal flush ft. big boi 3:14
3. art of story telling ft. dj drama 4:57
4. international player 4:16
5. 30 something ft. jay-z 2:37
6. you ft. lloyd nas 2:50
7. everybody 1:50
8. throw some ds 1:06
9. walk it out 1:27
10. a day in the life of andre benjamin 4:40
11. long way to go ft. gwen stefani 4:15
12. millionaire ft. kelis 3:16
13. she lives in my lap 4:18
14. prototype 5:16
15. pink and blue 5:01
16. chronomentrophobia 2:13
17. greatest show on earth ft. macy gray 3:06
18. boogie man ft. big gip 1:48
19. necterine ft. cherokee 1:59
20. junglebook 0:46
21. trans df express 0:55
22. spottiottiedogaliscious 1:19
23. liberation ft. erykah badu cee lo big boi 3:27
24. humble mumble ft. big boi erykah badu 1:34
25. so fresh so clean 3:51
26. hollywood divorce ft. snoop dogg lil wayne 2:53
27. what a job ft. devin the dude snoop dogg 1:11
28. get up git out 1:47
29. watch for the hook ft. coolbreeze 0:24
30. streets talking ft. slick rick 2:18
Get It Here!
...Well sort of. Here is a fan made compilation that has easily defined why Mr. 'Shake it like a polaroid picture' is in some hip-hop junkies' 'Top 5' lists... Enjoy.
Remember where you got it.
Props to The Roots Crew for getting their marketing together for this release. It has been a windy road and we've been there from the jump. Peep the videos, keep you warm.
Here are some photos shown over at Yeezy's Blog from the Glow In The Dark Tour of Lupe donning full blown "Anakin Skywalker grew up to fuck you up" gear. What a bunch of nerds, geez. *Ahem, Star Wars rules!!! =D
Click Here to see the Video.
Click Here to go to Kanye's Blog and behold more dope pieces of thought.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Listen/Download Here. T.I. - No Matter What.
New music from TIP off of his new effort Paper Trail. Props to StreetCred.com
We're probably the first place that you've heard this. We know, we know Goodmorning.
We always wondered who he would resemble, he looks just like his father yo! Seems like he is getting along just fine with his mother and having a happy upbringing from the pictures.
His father is a legend and we're more than sure he knows that.
Faith doing the mommy thing, props to her! Looking good.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Hood niggas having fun in 'The Land Down Unda'. They always OD on DJ Whoo Kid. Lmao, it looks like they're certainly having a great time. We're kinda hating. Damn Fifty is stuntin' and we need to see him on the court, he thinks he's nice at ball?!
Amazing! Can you imagine that happening to you? What would you do?
"Hey for all of you who are up on the Japanese scene and are aware of its influences on American culture and our definite impact on their society such as movies, music, food and especially dope gear, well maybe its time to stop reading through Bape catalogs and random Japanese street wear magazines and sample some of the culture for yourself." -EvilSkwerlz
Journey to the Botanical Gardens next weekend for the City of New York's annual Cherry Blossom Festival: Hanami, for a taste of tradtional Japanese food, music and more! check the Botanical Gardens homepage for further details.
"Hanami" @ the Botanical Gardens Ends May 11th.
More info on Hanami Here.
Shouts to reader "EvilSkwerlz" for the exclusive heads up!
He says: "I'll be there this sunday so look out for the asian dude with the "DO WORK" T-Shirt and say what's up. Bring me a Beer!"
We almost fell out of our chair when we opened our email. When the hell could "Mr. X to tha Z" actually act? Let alone act in one of the biggest sci-fi franchises of the mid to late 90's, The X-Files.
Here are some screenshots of the upcoming X-Files movie, X-Files: I Want To Believe, set to hit big screens July 25th 2008. Former Pimp My Ride host Xzibit looks crazy different with a shaved head, suit and tie. Hope he's good at getting the surprise jump on the extraterrestrials as he was with broke people in need of a automotive touch up. Hmmm...
Big props to WooHah!
Check them out in our Links section. Woohah!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Listen/Download Here. Kidz In The Hall - Drivin' Down The Block (Remix) Feat. Pusha T, The Cool Kids and Bun B.
Not too deviant from the original in terms of "Ooh and Ahh" factor but nonetheless Pusha T, Bun B and The Cool Kids appear on a bonus track for The Kidz In The Halls upcoming effort The In Crowd due out May 13th.
So recently on Good Morning America Mimi had a performance where the syncing was messed up on her single "Touch My Body". At around 0:44 listen to what she tells one of her back up singers who are fucking up...Doesn't miss a beat either! True G'ness.
You KNOW how much of a diva this woman is...we wouldn't be surprised if everyone got a mean ass kicking then firing. SMH.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Nelly Consequence and Murphy Lee...Freestyle on Bet's Rap City.
What the Hell was Nelly on? He was spitting some cooked crizzle in the bizzle. Phenomonal, lol Nelly was heavily slept on by us here. We're laughing in amazement! We neeed this on mp3...minus Murphy Lee, anyone wanna make this happen, lol?
Apparently you can expect much more of this when the group formed by Pharrell,Kanye and Lupe himself tour for CRS (Child Rebel Soldier). Enjoy, aha!
Courtesy of our future wif...um, the lovely Nikki Jean.
See more videos at Nikki's Myspace.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
For the ladies wanting to look extra dope for the spring, here are various suggestions from Karmaloop. And if you want a lil' suttin suttin off the top... Type in code kk5061 for 20% off! Don't say we never looked out for you!
All available at Karmaloop
On the World Famous Morning Show Lupe answers questions about the Terry Kennedy beef and why it didn't phase him as much. Wonder what goes on behind the scenes at all those tours he goes on? He says that it is a "stunt" fest, and it's constantly a showoff battle.
Wasalu also tells us about his passion for the grind to manage his label, 1st & 15th and why he isn't starstruck as much coming from hanging with Jay-Z when Lupe didn't have much. Good interview.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
The Roots video for their song "Rising Up" directed by Rik Cordero, featuring new artist Wale and singer Chrisette Michele has finally dropped coinciding with the pics that we showed you Here!
Once again, shout out to StreetCosignor's very own E*Star for being featured in the video! You can see her to the left in the scenes.
Check out pictures from the shoot Here.
Remember where you saw it!
Listen/Download Here. Jadakiss - From Now Till Then.
Listen/Download Here. Jadakiss - What Goes Up.
New joints from Jason. The "From Now Till Then" joint has been on repeat for 3/4 of our day. The beat is produced by the alchemist. Piff!
Sat 7/19 - Chicago, IL
Sun 7/20 - Toronto, ON
Sat 7/26 - Boston, MA
Sun 7/27 - New York, NY
Sat 8/2 - Miami, FL
Sun 8/3 - Philadelphia, PA
Sat 8/9 - Los Angeles, CA
Sat 8/16 - San Francisco, CA
Sat 8/23 - Denver, CO
Sat 8/30 - Vancouver, BC
Rock The Bells is supposed to be even bigger this year than the previous ones. Abstract Minds will definitely do our best to make it out to this event and give those unable to attend exclusive footage and coverage of the event.
Do you SEE the list of scheduled performers? We mean, actually SEE it? If at least 75% of those acts make an effort to appear it will be historical!!!
For more info on visit Here. Rock The Bells Myspace. (With Tour Dates)
Listen/Download Here. Mariah Carey Feat. Jay-Z - Bye Bye.
New song from Jay and Mimi titled "Bye Bye". Jay and his newly married-off aura made it into the booth and laid down a pretty good verse. Wonder how the newlywed life is going for him and B?
So it seems that Kanye West and on again/off again beau Alexis Phifer are officially split.
" Phifer confirmed to People magazine that the engagement was off. “It’s always sad when things like this end and we remain friends.” But that wasn’t it. She went on. “I wish him the best in his future and all of his endeavors.” ...“He’s one of the most talented people I’ve ever met.” "
Well, there you have it folks. "Couldn't afford a car so she named her daughter Alexis" (- All Falls Down). Now Kanye is named "Bachelor". Stay up Kanye, you'll be alright homie. On another note, we wonder what made her come forward to the press as this was no doubtedly a breakup unprovoked by the media. Hmmm, what is she trying to promote? Magnifying glasses out...
Via Bet Sound Off.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
As opposed to suggestions of being a clean New Yorker, P shows/tells us what he will do once his baby momma brings him cocaine and a gun inside of a cheerios and frosted flakes box, respectively...
The production is pretty gully.
The latest commercial advertisement that is being broadcast on television right now from the company that manages to take money out of the youths pockets some way or another every month like a landlord...
MJ starts the commercial off by saying "Maybe it's my fault", alluding to maybe it is his fault that the standards are so high on the average aspiring NBA prospect. He then takes you on a mental journey stating that he did indeed eat, sleep and breathe the game of basketball as shown from what is supposed to be his college dormroom and childhood home to the awards and statues that are erected in the city of chicago in his honor.
Very inspirational 1:01's of real talk from the best to ever do it. Abstract indeed.
Inga Marchand a.k.a Rapper Foxy Brown was recently released from a jail sentenced she was given because of a few missteps she had with the law. In a photo that recently hit YBF, Foxy can be seen kneeling down in prayer before some sort of alter. Now, we don't know if this is just to help her image and bring her back into the spotlight as a "reformed" artist, or if she was really looking to god for a "moment of clarity" word to her one time boo Jigga.
Heres a clip of her release:
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
...But here we have Curtis shooting the latest advertising installment for his million dollar dealin' with Glaceau's Vitamin Water product and getting some facetime in with Carrie Underwood.
That reporter is funny callin him "Fiddy" and saying he wants some "country". Lol, smh.
Here is the cover for Usher's latest effort titled Here I Stand. His single "Love In This Club" has been getting heavy rotation and is pretty dope to say the least. Hope he does some good numbers, won't be as good as Confessions we bet, but the fans still love them some U-S-H-E-R R-A-Y-M-O-N-D.
Drops May 27th.
Lupe - Streets On Fire Ft. Mathew Santos:
Kanye - Gold Digger:
Rihanna - Rehab:
These are a couple of clips floating around of the recent stop of the Glow In The Dark Tour in Seattle this week. Hope you have your tickets ready for when the tour comes into your town. The concert looks like it was amazing and they gave a great performance, much props to the concert goers for uploading footage.
Kanye apologizes for fucking up Sacramento tourstop Here...
Pharrell explains the latest effort from group *N*E*R*D titled Seeing Sounds. He talks about, well, literally seeing sounds and their "negative stance" on recreational drug use. Group member Shea is pinching his eyes like he has had enough of this damn album already! Lol.
Seeing Sounds releases in June.
Previous: Everyone Nose (Single)
Friday, April 18, 2008
Supreme has recently updated their online shop stock with items such as the five panel caps and box logo crewnecks. You can check them out Here for what they have added to their already extensive and exclusive offerings.
Supreme New York Online Shop
Mary looking dope as ever. The "Heart of The City Tour" has been a very successful ride so far for both Mary and Jay. The latest stop on the tour has been the Hollywood Bowl.
Pics Via R. Roker @ URB Magazine
Here's a clip of Hov and Bleek Performing "You Don't Know" @ The Hollywood Bowl:
Clip Via AlwaysHustle.
Tavis Smiley interviews Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige. In this clip he asks Mr. Carter how Roc-A-Wear clothing was concieved and Mr. Carter offers an interesting insight.
"Can't knock the hustle!" Indeed.
Clip Via Youtube
Tonight, friday April 18th clothing brand Mighty Healty will be having their annual spring release party. They will be unveiling what's in store, literally, for fashions of the spring provided by their dope line.
Guest performers include legendary MC Slick Rick, and DJ JuJu of The Beatnuts fame as well as many other good acts.
R.S.V.P @ MIGHTYSPRINGRELEASE@GMAIL.COM
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
In no particular order.
The Roots Crew were in town the other day to shoot the video for their song "Rising Up" off of their latest effort Rising Down. The video will be directed by the most popular director now adays Rik Cordero and feature Wale as well as a very, very glamorous looking Chrisette Michele . We can't wait! We'll have it for you when it's completed.
Shouts out to E*Star (she is posing with ?uestLove), 1/2 of our favorite five footers over at StreetCosignor! We see you!
See more pictures here over at The Roots Crew's Blog.
Pics Via Tone.