VICE Films, in partnership with Snoopadelic Films, presents REINCARNATED. The documentary follows Snoop Dogg as he journeys to Jamaica to record an album with Diplo. While there, Snoop finds himself embraced by the Jamaican people, is positively impacted by Rastafarian culture, and becomes reincarnated as Snoop Lion.
I found these gorgeous pics of Beyonce? floating around the internet. But some of my readers are saying this is not Beyonce. I’m not sure of the exact date of when they were taken or what magazine they are featured in. Maybe they haven’t been officially yet. But I thought I would share, as they are very interesting. It looks as if she is modeling the necklace, or maybe just a futuristic clothing line. The photos are in black and white. Is it her? Let me know what you think…
DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles speak to Out Da Box TV on the state of hip hop today and how radio helped kill NY hip hop. I found this interview on ClassicHipHop.tumblr. The amount of knowledge dropped here is immense. This is the top Youtube comment, “Good shit right here! I agree with these brothers 100%. Shit, funny thing is the best artist and producers are all over 35 and are still big in da game…And they just so happen to be the richest. (Hov, Em, Dre, Nas, Timbaland, 50, Puff, Ross, Kanye, Pharrell, Snoop, Andre 3000..etc.) they understand what quality hip hop is and that will never die! Like it or not, these cats still sell records, sell out shows and produce relevant records. Premo is still sought out by big budget artist as well. – DimeCultztv”
Gettin’ By is the first single off of Lloyd Banks long awaited mixtape “V6: The Gift”. The projects features appearances by Fabolous, Schoolboy Q, Vado and more. Stream or download Lloyd Banks‘ V6: The Gift after the jump.
Bling47 Breaks takes you on a journey into samples used by J Dilla. Filmed, edited and animated and directed by Waajeed. >>Youtube’s favorite comment regarding this series, “What up Waajeed, thanks for this wonderful series. It’s amazing to know the stories behind all our favourite Dilla joints. I believe this record was also used for illa j’s DFTF. Also I got a huge favour to ask, could you please please please do a video for the record sampled by Dilla on the track “Earl” from the Vintage Instrumentals album (if it’s known), been trying to find out for ages and it’s been driving me crazy. Thanks R.I.P Dilla Dawg.”
“Murda Bizness” if off of Iggy’s new EP, ‘Glory’ which drops next week. My opinion of this video? I like when someone express themselves without boundaries…but using the words ‘BAd B*tch’ while showing visuals of little girls is slightly disturbing to me. Iggy has mixed the use of children with vulgarity in past videos. I’m not understanding where she is going with this. Alot of folks are still saying that she really isn’t a real rapper. I’m personally am waiting to see how she will develop as an artist before I say more.
A Colorado gunman by the name of, James Holmes (a 24yo white male), walked into a 12:30 a.m. showing of the ‘THE DARK KNIGHT RISES’ wearing a gas mask and a bulletproof vest. He proceeded to toss a gas can into the crowd, then began shooting. At least 15 are dead, according to reports, with another 50 are injured. According to reports by law enforcement, at least four types of guns were used in the shooting, including an “AK-type” assault rifle, a shotgun, and two handguns. After the shooting, the police found Holmes in his car in the parking lot of the theater and took him into custody. In this claimed video of the aftermath, a bloodied patron is seen leaving the theater amid confusion and chaos.
Rick Ross much anticipated new album, “God Forgives I Don’t” drops July 31st. My favorite, Track #3 titled “3 Kings” features rap kings Dr. Dre and Jay Z. Make sure you buy the album when it comes out.
‘Amen’ is off of Meek Mill’s debut album “Dreams and Nightmares” dropping August 28th! The song is Meek’s way of showing gratitude for all the things that come with being famous rapper. Meek is cool, but I’m not too excited about the song. I like the gospel-like instrumentals but the lyrics are a little too graphic for the soft sounding beat. And I’m very protective over the word ‘Chuuuch’… meaning that I don’t feel it should be used by most people (all the real Players know what I mean by that statement). Nevertheless, everyone else is feelin’ this song. So if you like it, I love it. Check out the video within this blog post.
Usher has been on my mind lately. We’re sending our best wishes to him and his family while they deal with his stepson’s tragic accident. Usher has always been transparent about his life through his music, whether he made party songs about the happy times, or sung deep rhythm and blues ballads about the sad times. This is one artist that everyone just loves not only because of the range of his vocal talents, but because of his ability to relate to people. Just wanted to share this song with you all because it has one of the sickest beats out right now (especially with the use of real violins) and the song is super sick sexy. Usher’s I.F.U. appears on his most recent album “Looking 4 Myself” and makes the statement that the ‘old Usher’ is back. He’s going to alot of trials and tribulations right now in his personal life, but Musically, Usher remains on top.