Friday, 30 September 2011
How did I not know this before?! I mean it's cool and all, but damn.
Official album art released for Wale's album - Ambition - hits shevles 11.1.11
This will be his first solo album since being signed to Rick Ross' MMG and Warner Bros. label.
The first released single off the album "Tats On My Arm" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GclxM9_0C_0
Thursday, 29 September 2011
...they say bad things happen for a reason, but no wise words gonna stop the bleeding...
Simply put - the pairing of her soulful voice and nostalgic lyrics gives me "the chest feeling" - you know what I am
talking about, it's like your soul, heart, and mind are being touched at the same time and the feeling is overwhelming. Seeing her live would be unreal, the passion in her voice would never ring truer and more clear. Plus her piano player is a chocolate cutie pie!
That being said if you haven't heard of her or heard her tunes for some ridiculous reason, I would recommend both of her albums - "19" and "21" and if you get the chance to see her live jump at it! :)
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
My favorite track from the start was "Woopty Doo" which has amazing instrumental qualities, like the horn which adds this old school swagger that just kills me and has me smirking from start to finish - big up to West and No I.D for the production of the track, but without the Prynce's thick juicy flow though the track just wouldn't be what it is - perfection. The whole notion of the track alone is refreshing. The idea that bragging about ballin' is useless, and these days with all the non stop bogus ballin' rhymes rappers be spitting, it really ain't all it's cracked up to be - "it don't mean shit" and retaliating with a "Woopty Doo" confirms it's nonsense. Simply put it's nice to hear an acknowledgement of how perhaps there is more to say than "Beamer, Benz and Bentley" or "I make it rain, diamonds and chains".
Big Sean jumps on it with the same attitude, which for me surprisingly paired up quite nicely. So all around success on the track and the Mixtape! Now that I have had the chance to give "Royal Flush 2" a solid listen, you can bet Prynce's latest Mixtape "Jack of all Trades" will be next on my list of listening! Once again Beyonce you are a boss, for proving girls do run the world - recognizing talent and telling the boys what the f*%k to do with it! ha! :)
Link to "Royal Flush 2", do yourself a favor and download it...
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
I recently came across a skinny white girl that calls herself "Kreayshawn", and some of her verses and nonchalant awkward swag was refreshing new and interesting. Best of all I don't know what she looks like naked! Her single "Gucci Gucci" has been getting mad attention and has gained her some nods from big name artists in the rap game. Although it's too early for me to give my opinion I thought I would share "Gucci Gucci" with ya'll so you can judge for yourself...
P.S. Nicki before she became a "Barbie"...
Monday, 26 September 2011
Alright ya'll the only way I could think of to start off my art talk was with the one and only MOMA located in the great city of New York! For those of you who don't know now you know - MOMA stands for Museum of Modern Art, and yes there are many modern works there but also a vast selection of classics that have paved the path of creativity throughout the years. I had the great pleasure of gracing the MOMA with my presence last year and it blew my artistic mind away! Housing most if not all of the great artists, and bringing new age fresh artistry in all different forms for your viewing pleasure the MOMA is simply a must. The stand out piece for me being Monet's "Water Lilies". To have studied this piece in art school and then to be able to see it's beauty in person was an indescribable experience I must say, and if you think I am being drastic then you must go for yourself and experience this magical collection of art, culture, and creativity. The wonderful people at the Museum even offer free entrance every Friday evening so there is always an opportunity for all to see what is new, old, and everlasting.
Check out the MOMA - http://www.moma.org/
So J Cole has been haunting me since he first came out with his first mixtape "The Come Up" followed by "The Warm Up" and of course his last mixtape "Friday Night Lights". Then I saw him live in Toronto a few weeks ago and he was killin' it, confirming my love for him was genuine! This boy has got unreal talent, he's lyrical, meaningful, clever I can't say enough and has now even dabbled in producing, helped do a few tracks for Kendrick Lamar (another one of my favorite great up and coming rap artists). Cole is now signed to Jay Z's label Roc Nation and his long awaited album entitled "Sideline Story" was set to be released on September 27th but it has been leaked!!! Fortunate for us, unfortunate for him I suppose...although I doubt it will do any harm to this young lads career! BIG album here is a link to the leaked album, brace yourself for some ear candy my friends!...
YOOOOO!!! This is my very first entry as I am guessing you can gather! I am starting this blog to share all the things I love on this planet! Mainly the things I am passionate about such at music, art, writing, creative type shit really! I'll share some of my own stuff also, as I write and paint...well I attempt to! :) I hope you enjoy it all and bare with me as I don't know much about blogging and it's a learn as I go type thaaanng! I appreciate any feed back you have! Cheers!