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Jay-Z x Radiohead – “Jaydiohead”

Yes, I like Jay Z.
I just got into a little Radio Head, and yes, I’m feeling it.
Then I find this cross between the two, brought to you by Minty Fresh Beats. I couldn’t pass it up, and from where I am on the album right now, I like how the two mix. Check it.

1. Wrong Prayer
2. 99 Anthems
3. No Karma
4. Lucifer’s Jigsaw
5. Optimistic Moment
6. Dirt Off Your Android
7. Dreaming Up
8. Change Order
9. Fall In Step
10. Ignorant Swan

Here: Jay-Z x Radiohead – “Jaydiohead”

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January 3, 2009 Posted by | Music | , , , | Leave a comment

Gatorade X Murs; Gaterade X Lil Wayne

New Gatorade “G” Commercials featuring Murs and another Narrated my Lil Wayne.

January 3, 2009 Posted by | Videos | , , , | Leave a comment

Termanology – “If Heaven Was A Mile Away: A Tribute To J Dilla”

Check this tribute album to the late great J Dilla. I have never heard of Termanology before this, and to be honest, I just listened to this album to see if he gave Dilla the respect he deserves. And the first track I listened to hooked me, Track #3, Circulate (100 Bars), fire. The features on this tribute are nice too. From Rapper Big Pooh (Little Brother), Sigon,  Freeway, Bun B. to Skyzoo; so this Kid Termanology must be nice. Check it.

1.    Intro
2.    OHH
3.    Circulate (100 Bars)
4.    Say It (feat. Sheek Louch, Joell Ortiz, Bun B, Saigon & Freeway)
5.    Spazz Out
6.    Down With The King
7.    Pay Jay (feat. Rapper Big Pooh, Chaundon & Joe Scudda)
8.    Code Of The ST.
9.    What Type Of Money (feat. ST. Da Squad)
10.    Enemies (feat. Steele)
11.    Hot 97
12.    Movie Clip (feat. Chi King)
13.    Only One Can Win
14.    She Wants A SuperSTar (feat. SuperSTah Snuk & Ea$y Money)
15.    Boyz On Da Ave (feat. Artisin & Hectic)
16.    Outro (A Tribute To Jay)
17.    Bars 4 The Stars (feat. Skyzoo & Reks) (Bonus)

Here: Termanology – “If Heaven Was A Mile Away: A Tribute To J Dilla”

January 2, 2009 Posted by | Music | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Freeway – “Month of Madness”

If you weren’t aware of Freeways latest project you should have been. Freeway chose to end 2008 with a “Month of Madness,” a new song every day of the last month of 2008.  31 tracks plus a bonus, so thats 32 tracks of fire. Not many complaints about freeway on my part since his last album, Free At Last, that dropped late 2007. Check this project out.

1.    Month Of Madness
2.    Everlast
3.    Count On Free
4.    Look Around
5.    Gonna Get Mines
6.    I’m Great
7.    MindState Takeover
8.    Blauh
9.    Together
10.    Tell You Something
11.    Movin’ Out
12.    Straight Madness
13.    I Can Deal With It
14.    Really Rough Out Here
15.    Street Music
16.    Start Wildin’
17.    Doing Anthing
18.    Get It Started
19.    Rap Spitters
20.    Diesel
21.    Long Money
22.    Do It To Death
23.    There You Go
24.    For The Better (feat. Neesh)
25.    As I Ever Been (feat. Hezekiah)
26.    When I Die (feat. James Blunt)
27.    I Wanna Be Free
28.    NP Finest
29.    Bank Rollz
30.    Back For More
31.    Don’t Tell Me It’s Over
32.    So Cold (feat. Klass) (Bonus)

Here: Freeway – “Month of Madness”

January 2, 2009 Posted by | Music | , | Leave a comment

Common – Punch Love

The original mix to Common’s song “Punch Drunk Love” was called “Punch Love.” The Original is a lot smoother than Kanye West’s remix of the song. Common and Pharrell mix well together in the original. I like it a lot better.

Check it on imeem here: Punch Love [Original Mix] (Ft. Pharrell)

December 29, 2008 Posted by | Listen to This | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down – “We Brave Bee Stings and All”

The first time I heard a song by Thao and the Get Down Stay Down was near the beginning of September. I had watched the “Bag of Hammers” music video on a blog that a follow and I was surprised that I enjoyed that “awkward” song. I searched High and low for a whole album and for a while to no avail. But I finally got a chance to hear the complete album, and I was sold. I enjoyed their music. It’s cute. It’s catchy. It’s good music. Check it.

1. Beat (Health, Life and Fire )
2. Bag of Hammers
3. Big Kid Table
4. Swimming Pools
5. Geography
6. Feet Asleep
7. Yes, So On and So On
8. Fear and Convenience
9. Violet
10. Travel
11. We Go

Here: Thao and the Get Down Stay Down – “We Brave Bee Stings and All”

December 27, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , | Leave a comment

Johnson&Jonson – Up All Night

Johnson&Jonson – Up All Night video off of their self titled drop a while back. Check it if you haven’t yet.

December 20, 2008 Posted by | Videos | , , , | Leave a comment

Creation Rebel: The Best of Cutting Edge Hip Hop 1995-2000

I got this from my counselor at school and I haven’t stopped playing it yet. The only problem I have with it is that I don’t have disc two……yet. Check out this Japanese Hip Hop compilation.

1. Kokoro Warp SHAKKAZOMBIE
2. ラストエンペラー K Dub Shine
3. MASS 対 CORE ECD
4. ILL伝承者 (Demo Version : April Fool Mix) Buddha Brand
5. Boom Bye Bye (Hip Hop Never Die 2) YOU THE ROCK
6. Shining K Dub Shine
7. Cutting Edge (Album Version) ECD
8. オ・ワ・ラ・ナ・イ (Oh, What A Night !) キミドリ
9. DUCK ROCK FEVER YOU THE ROCK★
10. Master Key’s Party Cutting Edge ALL STARS
11. 輪廻転生 Buddha Brand
12. Winter Sadness ECD
13. My Road Hac

Here: Creation Rebel: The Best of Cutting Edge Hip Hop 1995-2000 (Disc 1)

December 5, 2008 Posted by | Music | Leave a comment

A Thanksgiving Prayer – Saul Williams

“Do not bow your head. Do not close your eyes.

Let us look deeply within one another.

TODAY, I give thanks for the light that exists within each one of you.

TODAY, I acknowledge that your quest for light beyond shadow, your desire to defeat your own cynicism, your work at believing the impossible possible, your faith in change and the ability of humankind to transcend past transgressions and overcome the shortsightedness of ignorance and fear, and our collective effort at stretching the boundaries of reality, has enabled us to achieve the dream that is TODAY.

TODAY, I acknowledge that even my own success is a simple spoke in the wheel of our collective success, and that our collective success is in response to all of the individual effort that we have put forward in our individual lives, in private moments, in private struggles against our lesser selves.

Some of us worked on being more honest.
Some of us worked on being more kind.
Some of us worked on not hiding our emotions.
Some of us worked on becoming less angry.
Some of us worked on becoming better listeners.
Some of us worked on facing our fears.
Some of us worked on remembering to say thank you.
Some of us worked on trusting our loved ones.
Some of us worked on having more faith.
Some of us worked on detoxifying our environment.
Some of us worked on detoxifying our minds.
Some of us worked on monitoring our diets.
Some of us worked on strengthening our discipline.
Some of us worked on broadening our skills.
Some of us worked on learning new languages.
Some of us worked on becoming better parents.
Some of us worked on becoming better friends.
Some of us worked on remembering our dreams.
Some of us worked on forgiving the past.
Some of us worked on strengthening our bodies.
Some of us worked on sharing and giving back.
Some of us worked on taking on greater responsibility.
Some of us worked on our art.

As a result of all of the work that has been done quietly in our individual lives, we have collectively contributed to the blossoming understanding and simplest expression of what God is. God is our good, and even the good we do for our self counts. Each fully blossomed flower on the hillside of our destiny adds to the broadened spectrum of our being. And together, we create more than beauty, more than fate; we evolve the depth and scope of the All-Seeing.

We may never see it reported through the media, but there is more good happening in this world than evil. There are more children smiling in this moment than any single one of us could fathom… and someone just fell in love, and someone just helped a stranger, and someone just scored a goal, and someone got their hearing back, and someone’s joking with their co-worker, and someone’s sitting in the kitchen, while the rest of the household sleeps, writing a poem.

Today, I give thanks for all of the good that has gone unrewarded, for every kind word, action, or deed. Today, I gave thanks for the God that is within each and every one of you, that is us, when we claim who we are.”

November 27, 2008 Posted by | Just Words. | , , | 1 Comment

John Forté – “Poly Sci”

Were you recently pardoned by the 43rd President of the United States of America?

One of my favorite albums.

1.    Hot (Intro)
2.    They Got Me
3.    Ninety Nine (Flash The Message)
4.    God is Love God Is War
5.    We Got This
6.    P.B.E. (Powerful, Beautiful, Excellent)
7.    The Right One/Father To Son Interlude
8.    Madina Passage
9.    All You Gotta Do
10.    All F#cked Up
11.    Poly Sci
12.    Born To Win/Riddle of Steel Interlude
13.    Flash The Message
14.    Hot (Outro)

Here: John Forté – “Poly Sci”

November 26, 2008 Posted by | Music | , | Leave a comment