Robin Thicke’s wife, Paula Patton (pic posted), would have been a much better model and fit in this video for his new erotic song, “All Tied Up”. Thicke stuck to his old hit-making formula, making songs for love-making, and this song (and video) is as steamy and hot as ever. What can I say? Robin Thicke and all his sex appeal can do no wrong, especially with one of the smoothest R&B voices in the genre. “All Tied Up” is the third single off of Robin Thicke’s 5th album, “Love After War”. In stores now.
I’ve been listening to a ton of music the past couple weeks. Of course old-school all day long because it’s simply the best. However, I’m listening to new-school too. As long as it is the dopest out there, I can handle it. So far I like that new Kanye’s, “Mercy” and his remix on Chief Keef’s, “I Don’t Like”. On the old-school tip, I’m listening to cats like Tribe Called Quest’s, “Get A Hold” and rewinding Too Short albums over and over again. After years of bathing in Hip Hop, and the last 2 weeks of Hip Hop bliss, I am still crowning COMMON with the dopest rap song of all time. The concept of personification (and in Common’s case, he personifies Hip Hop music itself) can only be matched by Tupac’s, “Me & My Girlfriend”. But Common’s song reigns #1 because it predicted the future. The lyrics (included in this blog post) describes TODAY’s music even though it was written in 1994 and recorded on Common’s “Ressurection” album. Common wasn’t rapping about a girl, but about rap itself. Unbeatable.
This new Quentin Tarantino film is going to be off the chain!! Literally! Jamie Foxx plays DJango (The D’ is silent), a slave who is contracted out as a bounty hunter, in exchange for ultimately, his freedom. Leave it to Tarantino to make the sort of film with storylines people always wanted to see… i.e. a ‘slave’ with a license to kill ‘slave owners’..that’s super sick!! Due to be released on Christmas 2012, “Django Unchained” stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz and Kerry Washington.
Big time Producer, HIT-BOY makes his rapping debut with the dope ass track “Jay Z Interview” produced by By B!NK ( Video directed by Jelani Fresh). Hit-Boy produced the wildly viral track “Niggaz In Paris” for Jay Z & Kanye. Hit-Boy also produced tracks for the other big-timers like Lil Wayne, Eminem, 50 Cent, Mary J. Blige, and Chris Brown, just to name a few. He made an appearance in the new “Mercy” video with his fellow label mates G.O.O.D MUSIC. Hip Hop fans are excited to see Hit-Boy come from behind the boards and get behind the Mic. “Jay Z Interview”?…well done son!
I was just listening to Bun B’s “Get Throwed” the other day and was hoping to see him on another new record asap. This collab with Killer Mike is an answer to my prayers. This is the first video off Killer Mike’s new album, R.A.P. Music (That title stands for Rebellious African People’s Music), and in the mini-film, T.I., Killer Mike, and Bun B conspire to pull off a high-profile heist. New York Rap king EI-P produced all of Killer Mike’s tracks for R.A.P. Music. It was rumored for awhile that these two was collaborating. Stereogum.com writes, “Big Beast” features El turning a sample of Public Enemy’s “Public Enemy No. 1″ into a different sort of thunderous blare, and it also features verses from Atlanta monarch T.I., wizened elder Bun B, and volatile young gun Trouble.”
Definitely one of the dopest rap hits out right now. “Mercy” has given me a new respect for Kanye, and is making me pay closer attention to Big Sean. Always thought Big Sean should come slightly more hardcore being that he’s from Detroit. His music was sounding alittle ‘popish’ until he got on ‘Mercy’ with Kanye, Pusha T, & 2 Chainz. This is a nice little group here with Pusha T (& kanye) serving more as the anchor (with deeper Hip Hop roots). The video is stunningly shot with classic black and white elements, and all the rappers (as exquisitely stated by stereogum.com) “have Jamie Madrox-style self-cloning powers and Nightcrawler-style teleporting power”. Wicked!! “Mercy” will appear on the forthcoming G.O.O.D. Music compilation album.
This video is brought to you by 101.1 Wiz Nation in Cincinnati. DMX dropped by the radio station to talk about where he’s at in his career, some of the artists he’s currently working with, and what he meant by his “bag of p*ssy!”. DMX also dropped a verse from his up&coming album, ‘Undisputed’. The title of X’s new project is fitting, considering his plight from the brink of destruction. Can’t wait to hear DMX’s new project!
In my opinion, this conversation should not have had to happen between Funkmaster Flex of Hot 97 and Nicki Minaj. It all went down last night when Lil Wayne pulled the plugged on YMCMB members performing at the HOT 97 Summer Jam in lieu of some negative comments made by Peter Rosenberg at the radio station regarding one of Nicki’s pop songs. Sh#t, I’m already tired of writing about this drama. Rap and Hip Hop needs to be about the music, the culture, the streets, the battles, the fans, and the poetry, not about melodrama. I’m disappointed with this whole situation. Nicki Minaj should have took to the stage. Period. Forget what the haters have to say. You have to have thick skin. And flex should have stayed out of it. Cause at the end of the day, die-hard Hip Hop fans just don’t give a damn. All we care about is the music.
“Princess of China” is featured on Coldplay’s new album, “Mylo Xyloto”, out now. I think this collaboration was a great way for Rihanna to express her versatility. The song, however, is being met with a mixed response from music critics, with some praising the collaboration between Martin and Rihanna, whilst others criticized it for being uninspiring. “Princess of China” has done well on international charts around the world charting a twenty on both the US Hot 100 billboard and UK charts. It has also reached with in the top ten of the Australian and New Zealand Charts.
I’ve been waiting FOREVERRRR for JUVENILE to bust back out with another album. Juvenile has always been one of my favorite rappers. He was a tremendous asset to Cash Money Records. And I was pissed when he decided to take a hiatus. Thank goodness, he’s back. Juvenile’s new album title “REJUVENATION” hits store on June 19th. His first single, “Power”, features the one and only, Rick Ross. I predict that Juve’s career will be more than ‘rejuvenated’…he’s gonna take off like a rocket!!
The video was unearthed from an attic some 50 years after it was filmed.
A reel-to-reel home movie which allegedly shows Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe smoking marijuana has emerged after 50 years.
The silent film, shot at a private home in New Jersey, was recently purchased by a collector.
Monroe at one point is passed a cigarette, takes a puff, but does not appear to inhale deeply.
The person who shot the film told the Reuters news agency the cigarette contained marijuana.
While in Cannes, France during the Cannes Film festival, Rick Ross & Diddy decided to shoot an unofficial video for Rick Ross’ new single “Touch’N You” featuring Usher. The video shows us highlights of their trip. Diddy congratulates Ricky Rozay on his collab with Usher.,,,as “Touch’N You” is an instant hit. We’re still waiting for Ross’ new album to drop, “God Forgives, I Don’t”. His upcoming fifth studio album is scheduled for release on July 31, 2012.
The 18-minute video depicts Rudy Eugene, who was naked and had taken his clothing off on the causeway, straddling, punching, and then ripping off Ronald Poppo’s, a homeless man, clothing as he slept on some train tracks. Afterward, the “Miami Zombie” — as he is now being called — began feasting on Poppo’s face. Police investigators state that the attack was totally unprovoked.
When officers yelled at Eugene to stop his assault and he ignored their cries, they shot him dead in a hail of bullets.
“The Grinder” is off of Wiz Khalifa’s new mixtape – Taylor Allderdice. Someone on Youtube expressed my sentiments exactly and wrote, “Wiz all about that positive energy. His flow has gotten meaner and he spits quality bars. Wiz has progressed as an artist and even though he is labeled the ‘hippy nigga’ or ‘kush and orange juice’ rapper, Wiz is the same Wiz and I am a huge fan. I love that he is positive & doesn’t fall in to the Hollywood bs like the Waka diss. Wiz is a motivator, hard worker, and good artist who gets high rolling weed up for everyone who knows him.” (edited)
“Do not spread false reports..Do not help a wicked man by being a malicious witness.” Exodus 23:1 — Pusha T is swinging hard at Lil Wayne and Drake. A lot of music fans are saying that Pusha T’s latest video Exodus 23:1 is one of the sickest diss videos ever..he kills it. Digital cinema verite at its finest with images that stick to its hardcore Hip Hop roots. Could Pusha T be Hip Hop’s savior? Lil Wayne returned shots, but nothing hardcore enough to mention. Even when Pusha T was with The Clipse, they have always been about that life, kicking out music that represents the founding principles of rap. I have to give it to Kanye West on this one, he did a GOOD thing by signing Pusha T to GOOD Music. This post also includes a video of an earlier Pusha T interview in which he addresses his beef with Drake.