Monday, 31 October 2011

NEW: Goapele - Play

Sick tune, slick video. Love her voice, love her. From her new album "Break of Dawn"...

Happy Halloween.

In the spirit of halloween there are a few new random posts worth checking out! :) Otherwise I am still in a bit of a (hip hop) music funk, so I haven't been too interested in what's new. My bad. I'll come out of it in time...


Trick or Treat.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Hip Hop on Hold. Audioslave on Repeat.

Alright so I am sure ya'll already know all about the latest news in the hip hop world. Kanye announced a G.O.O.D. album in the works, J. Cole announced his sophomore album will come out as soon as June 2012, Big Sean took a plea bargain in his sexual assault case...yadda yadda. Saturate me with your music not your news, drama, and nonsense. This happens to me every now and again with hip hop. It becomes just as pre-packaged as pop music. Artists fall face first into the music industry and everything that comes with the commercial success, leaving their raw and real talent behind. Defeating hip hops purpose and meaning - to express and relate struggles, experiences and realities in life. Contradicting where and why hip hop originated, and everything it stands for.
This just gets at me once in awhile, I hang in there hoping something new will put a buzz in my ear. New music not gossip that is. Then finally after hanging around like a hopeless groupie I have to put hip hop on the shelf for awhile. For like a day. ha! Well maybe a week. I still keep my left eye on it but take a big step back from it. More often then not I just go back to classics, like Lauryn or Biggie but lately I've just needed a real straight up break, like I need to smell the coffee beans so I can have a fresh sense or smell. So randomly when I was walking my dog Charlie I stumbled upon an older rock album on my ipod. I'd pretty much given up rock but this album reminded me how kick ass it was. It's Audioslave's 2002 album appropriately self titled "Audioslave". With tracks like "Show Me How To Live", "Like a Stone", "I am The Highway", "What You Are", and a the sneaky tune that grabbed my attention "Getaway Car" the album is classic. Chris Cornell's voice kills me, paired with his lingering lyrics and their instrumental creative talent, it's a combination that produces a timeless one of a kind sound. It's dark, light, hard, and smooth all mashed up into a cohesive album that takes you down a road of every harsh emotion you've ever felt. Audioslave indeed! :)

Like a Stone...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRyZKPEmByE&feature=related
Show Me How to Live...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js7I-FKPsQo&feature=related
Shadow on the Sun...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEGPm80Dg2I&feature=related
What You Are...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UCl6Ypwz-M&feature=related
Getaway Car...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVuUUoyGNqA&feature=related

Those are my favorite tracks!

P.S. I still love you hip hop, my left eye is still on ya. Give me a few days, some quality tracks and our love affair will be back on! I am looking out for Big K.R.I.T. he's got an album on the way which I am hoping will seduce me.

In the mean time enjoy some classic rock ya'll. Peace.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Underground: Bender - Sunny Dancer and the Midnight Oil

I honestly can't remember if I've posted this yet. My bad. Either way it's a raw tune worth a listen or two...

New: Mary J. Blige Ft. Drake - Mr. Wrong.......


Not much new grabbing my attention, this pair beats out the Nelly and T.I. team up at least. Shit. ha!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

new New NEW everything :)

YO! So I got all new and fresshhh stuff for ya'll. So check out my pages. I put up a new painting under "My Art", new posts under "Randoms", plenty of new "Today's Tunes" because I know I've been slacking...and last but not least a new silly little poem under "My Poetry". So like I said check it aaalll out. There are some chuckles, a little visual stimulation, and defs some audio candies in there for ya! What a day!

Here is one from Big K.R.I.T who is just on point right now for me...

New OLD: J. Cole 2008 Video - "Lost Ones"

So this video was just released from the J. Cole vault circa 2008. This video and track actually hit me hard. It's these types of real stories that resonate with people, we can relate to them. These tracks are the ones that people need to hear. I know I can relate to this story for sure. Guys don't know shit most of the time, it's all fun and games. Anyways I wont go on about bullshit here is the old school video, a breath of real air...

ARTIST: Justin Bua - Legends of Hip Hop

Justin Bua was born in New York. Raised between Manhattan and Brooklyn Bua became fascinated with the raw street life. He's had formal training at the Art Center College of Design in California earning a BFA in Illustration, but perhaps more importantly practical independent education through graffiti. Rounding him out as a very unique individual talent. Traveling the world with break dancing crews, Justin covered the streets with his rhythmic style. With his unique vision, melding urban rhythms, graffiti, and classical art training Justins evovled and gained much respect in both the world of fine, and commercial art. His latest project, a book of paintings titled "The Legends of Hip Hop" is coming out on November 8th. He's already had the show of the originals at Brooklyn's House of Art gallery this year. Here are some of the pieces from the book...

2PAC

BIGGIE

JAY Z

SNOOP

Other Bua pieces that are some of my favorites...


















Website for more - http://www.justinbua.com/


Monday, 24 October 2011

Rando Beat...

Alright I dunno if I am crazy but once again I stumbled upon a rando beat looking up T.I's Papertrail album. ha! I've been blasting it in my car lately and it flashed some old timeless gems for me that I wanted to look up...and whamo this beat popped up. Anyways so this mix started out sick so I had to give it a listen, it got repetitive but it's woth a simple sample listen...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzE8a2IfH9c&feature=related

Paints + Passion = Preaching. ha!

YES! I just finished the first piece for my solo show! My hands are still wet with varnish - exciting! It's called "Revolutionary Ranges" as in mountain ranges. I'll try and get a pic of it up soon under "My Art" page, unless I change my mind and decide to keep it a secret. ha! It will be hung tomorrow in the NDP caucus office for public viewing pleasure! :) If you are local go check it out! Another exciting thing happened today for my art. I bought some new paint colours for my next piece which has me amped up! I'll be starting on it tomorrow. The availability and variety of colours these days is amazing, I haven't bought paints since college. I was like a kid in a candy store! Magenta's, Turquoise, and Brilliant Blue's were a must. Honestly though I wish I had more cheddar because I would have bought a shit load more. Damn. Soon I hope! I really need a sugar daddy...like yesterday.
I guess that is what life is like though when you're going after a dream, or at least trying for something you really enjoy. Something out of the ordinary. It's not the easy road, or the instant road to fortune, it's a struggle for sure. You got to give up things like a regular pay cheque to follow something that you are passionate about. My friends and I have talked about this though...a lot. I think we all struggle with finding and doing  what we really want to do versus what we must or are supposed to do to earn a living. The meaningless day in and day out 9-5  job takes it's toll on any person. I have done it and definitely understand and respect it's importance, and I am sure at some point I may even have to return to it. If this whole professional passionate artists nonsense doesn't pan out completely. ha!
At the end of the day though, or year, or your life don't you want more than that? I know I do, and that is why I am jumping at this opportunity that I have. At least trying for something more. Which actually did come out of something bad happening to me. So perhaps that something bad that happened was for a reason. To make me slow down and remember where my soul is most happy...doing something that I love. Life is funny, and short so do with it something that's colourful! :)

Sunday, 23 October 2011

REMIX: J Cole jumps on Beyonce's "Party"

Not much changes other than Cole jumping on for a few verses, it's w/e w/e nothing much dealio but worth a listen, so whamo here it is...

Friday, 21 October 2011

Cocaine 80's & Common Ft. Over - Six Feet Over | LOVE

No I.D.’s group Cocaine 80′s hooks up with Common for “Six Feet Over” off their newly released project Ghost Lady. It's a nicceee little track...

Here it is...http://www.defsounds.com/hip-hop-songs/cocaine-80s-common-ft-over-six-feet-over/

I am feeling their tunes! So here are a few more little ditty's from Cocaine 80's...
- Anywhere But Here...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEYweKYXkuY
- To Tell You The Truth...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLE2TZ77lPM&feature=related
- Namless...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-OaS9Rj7bY&feature=related
- Nothing...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3UK_Vgwwy0&feature=related
- Not No More...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH_vWrvaJys&feature=related


Thursday, 20 October 2011

Nicki Minaj DISS - Keys | That Betch is CRAZY

Okay so I don't know if ya'll know about Key's "Nicki Minaj Diss" but the girl went in on poor little Minaj! Which I personally think is completely justified. I have been hating on Nicki since the beginning of time. So I started to feel like I didn't have enough education on her to fairly say what I got to say about the girl. So I did some research, to not be so damn ignorant. In the end I came out with the same conclusion that Nicki uses theatrics, costumes, and antics to get her fans attention, she's an actress, which is exactly what she is. She went to Laguardia School of arts and majored in drama. Her voice wasn't good enough to get her into the music program. I watched a documentary on her and in doing so I gained a tad more respect for her just by understanding where and what she came from. However, how I felt about her as an artist/person now as "Nicki Minaj" didn't budge ".
Here is Key's diss of her...


Here's Minaj freaking out about things not being up to her standard, when she's forgotten who she is and that she came from a struggling family in Queens...


I get it, women have to "be a beast" to make it, or get what they want, or whatever...but the girl is trippin' with a pink wig doing her make up losing her SHIT ya'll! I just don't understand how people can buy into this bullshit! She is a Broadway special that is for sure!

Drake - The Real Her | Hmmm?

After clearing samples for his upcoming album Take Care, Drake releases "The Real Her"...

http://www.defsounds.com/hip-hop-songs/drake-ft-lil-wayne-the-real-her/

Shout out to Def Sounds for the link, not sure how I feel about the track. I really just wanna hear the whole album before I pass judgment on anything Drake right now. Anymore tracks about Nicki and I'll puke.

TOO CUTE: Lil Niqo | A.k.a. My son one day! ha!

Ya'll know I want those Afro babies, and I am going to get em' one day! In the mean time this is an example of what I'll be blessed with. This up and coming little man also known as "Lil Niqo" is taking the world by storm!! He is too cute, all ballin' with attitude and shit...


His right hand man "Lil P-Nut" doing his thing too...


We Found Love In A Hopeless Place!

Rihanna's new video for "We Found Love" is crazy, sexy, cool. It's actually raw and real and I dig it. It puts a lot more meaning behind the song for me now when I hear it, instead of just another pop tune. Perhaps it's the edgy story that I am sure many of us can relate to that gives me a new perspective on the track. Either way here it is for your viewing pleasure...

Sometimes I get a good feeling!!...

So I hate when you are on YouTube and some fool has used a Celebrities/Artists name to leak out some bullshit track they have, and you stumble upon them time after time. Irritating cause it's usually all nonsense! That being said. The other day I fell into this beat which surprisingly knocked my socks off, it's chill, nicely sampled, and crisply mixed. Shout out to the master who mixed it! You made me :) !!!
Check it out...

NUDE! Erykah Badu - "Window Seat"

Erykah Badu takes it off in her new controversial music video for her track "Window Seat". I guess it caused quite the hoopla with onlookers, which included some young children. The singer commented after saying she had to hold her head high because they only had one shot to make it happen, and in doing so all she could do was hope the youngsters weren't terrified or tainted by the display. The clothes left behind were collected by random dudes who snatched up the clothing crumbs like mice. Here's the video!!....


One things for sure the girls got boootaay! :)

NEW: Lupe Fiasco Ft. Ellie Goulding & Bassnectar - Lightwork

Lupe released a track off his upcoming mixtape "Friend Of The People"...


Nice to hear something new from him! Yay for Lupe! The mixtape should be good stuff!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

I love FRANK OCEAN | shout out to my exxx

Frank Ocean is the truth. Every track he touches is fire with a fresh flame...





Thanks to Def Sounds for the remix link.
P.S. These tracks I actually do want to dedicate to MY ex. They both perfectly sum it up boy!

My Future Baby Daddy (In my dreams) Mr. Rob Evans | YUMMM

Ladies this one is all for you!! This young boxer turned model from the UK is UNREAL, I have wet dreams about this dude too often. It's not even that he is a model, it's that he is a boxer with a record of 21 and 0. "It's all about fitness..." Yes sir it is! He could knock me OUT anytime! The man is a beast...a beast I'd like to tame. Brace yourself  girls...


This model video is cheesy but it doesn't even matter. The boy is too fine. I can't even hear the stripper music in the background. ha!...






Alright that's enough eye candy. Hope you enjoyed it, feel free to revisit this post whenever. :)
Rob if you're out there...holllaaaa! I got you boiii!

Monday, 17 October 2011

MUST READ (If you haven't already) | "Letter from Birmingham Jail" - Martin Luther King Jr.

This was linked to me after sharing Kendrick's "Hiiipower" video, it's the version of King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" that was printed in his book Why We Can't Wait. I had to share it and please pass it on...

http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/frequentdocs/birmingham.pdf

"HIIIPOWER" - Kendrick Lamar | Official Videeoooo :) Yes!!!

Donald Glover Studio Session! Respect.

After watching this I gained a little respect for the comedian/actor/rapper combo that is Donald Glover. I'll stop hating on him...maybe. Either way check out this studio session, the boy of suburbia is actually talented and creative musically...


Dedicated To My Ex!!!

Alright ya'll so The Jump Smokers did a remix of Lloyd's track "Dedicated To My Ex" that features Wayne and Andre 3000, it is nuts the and video is crazy - here it is...

Chip Tha Ripper Ft. Wale - "25 Wives"

New material from Chip's upcoming project "Tell Yo Friends"....


NEW: The Roots - "Make My" Ft. Big KRIT | Keeping it smoooth!

I effin' love The Roots, the smooth criminals of hip-hop just released their first single featuring Big K.R.I.T from their upcoming LP which drops December 6th!!! Here it is....



Sunday, 16 October 2011

BIG Sean's Vids G.O.O.D.

Normally as of late I've been hating on Big Sean but I am having a change of heart, he's cute as hell and his video's are niceee...


Chris brown looks like a bleached hill-billy tho, straight up....WTF he thinking?!


hmmm...that boiii is yummy. GOOD things come in small packages.

Friday, 14 October 2011

TRUTH

Maino goes in on DJ Drama - "Hand Of God"

This track is amped up and goes hard, all this lame ass shit lately has me appreciating a strong beat and a some harsh words...



The last track that had me listening to Maino was "All The Above"...


New: Wale ft. Kid Cudi - Focused | "Ambition" Track List

This track just premiered, fans have been patiently waiting for a reunion with Kid Cudi . Wale's album "Ambition" drops November 1st! :)




Tracklist: Wale "Ambition"

1. Don’t Hold Your Applause
2. Double M Genius
3. Miami Nights
4. Legendary
5. Lotus Flower Bomb ft. Miguel
 6. Sabotage f/ Lloyd
7. White Linen (Coolin) f/ Ne-Yo
8. Slight Work f/ Big Sean
9. Ambition f/ Meek Mill & Rick Ross
10. Illest Bitch
11. No Days Off
12. DC or Nothing
13. That Way ft. Jeremih & Rick Ross

I am a sucker for anything with Miguel, here's "Lotus Flower Bomb"...









Wednesday, 12 October 2011

If ya don't know now ya know!!! Spoonfull - "Pillow"

A friend of mine brought this underground fella to my attention and this track stuck with me...

Photoshop Faking Impossible Standards.

This is the original Dove video that came out years ago showing just what photoshop does to create advertising images...



I found this Photoshop tutorial on YouTube...




..and this video retouching Lindsey Lohan (along with many more on YouTube)...



To top it off here are some examples of celebrities before and after Photoshop, keeping in mind of course that they are already in full make-up, airbrushing, etc...



























So this just goes to show these bitches have imperfections, junk in the trunk, cellulite, and blemishes too! They are human beings just like the rest of us. They just have make-up artists, lighting, airbrushing and Photoshop on their side. What a shame that society has created such a fake ideal. It's no wonder why women (especially young girls) are having serious self esteem issues and body image disorders when the standards of these images being printed are impossible!


"Random" Page!

Alright so I needed a page to put things like images, jokes, etc. So I created a page called "Random" (fancy that - ha!) which is where I will post all the cool little things and thangs that I find funny, interesting, amazing, lovely, or cool, cute, really whatever I like. :) Check it out.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Amel Larrieux - Sweet Misery

Goapele - Closer | Smoooooth Soul Soothing Tune.


This track is real. Real close to my heart. :)

BONUS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sG2o2Zq0wI&ob=av2e 

Elle Varner Ft J. Cole - Only Wanna Give It To You || Bei Maejor Ft J. Cole - Trouble | VIDEOS

Cole's features got me re-thinking shit, this boy's gone soft like a limp lizard...



I gotta laugh cause I dunno what else to do. ha!

Classic | Floetry | Say Yes


Nature's Imagination...


I love this!

A couple of good chuckles from Cyanide and Happiness...

J.Cole - "Workout" Music Video is a dissapointment...damn. :(


This video falls short of any creativity. I was left with a stale taste in my mouth at the end of it, which is unusual for me when it comes to Cole. I am disappointed with the boy for this one. I liked this jam, then I saw the video and I can't listen to it the same way. hmmm...sell out perhaps? Typical music video, with girls and a lacking storyline. Just is lame ya'll. Defs time to give his album a serious listen and see if the creativity is hiding there.

BET 2011 Awards Indie Meets Mainstream Cypher (Ft. B.o.B, Tech N9ne, BIG K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar & Machine Gun Kelly)


This cypher has all different types of ingredients for a flavorful MC pie! Once again though Kendrick Lamar the petite poet packages and delivers with a punch, stealing my attention and my vote!

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Cyyphhheerrsss. Yes yes ya'll!!!




Internet (Syd = Vocals, Matt Martian = Beat) - Love Song 1 Sample.

This little tease goes down smooth my friends...

Poetry, Quotes, Tunes! New & Edited!

I posted some new poems, and edited all the spelling mistakes in the previous ones! baha! My apologies for quickly posting things and not checking them. I will try in the future to be more diligent. I also posted some new quotes, and simply changed the title of my poetry page from "Wizdom's Words" to "My Poetry"...kind of lame but easier for people to understand. ha! :) Enjoy my lovely ladies and gents! Don't hesitate to hate or appreciate! Cheers!

P.S. Posting two songs for "Today's Tune" today as yesterday I was too busy to get a track up which is tragic! Can you blame me though...I just had a niece born who stole all my attention and love for the day! So the blog was kind of put on hold yesterday. Big love to her mama Keira who is such a trooper, and my cute little baby girl (I am stealing her) Gabriella Marie! xo

NEW: The Weeknd - Initiation | New Project Cover Art.

The Weeknd releases a new tune along with the cover art for their upcoming project - Echoes Of Silence. Just as their boss Drizzy Drake announces his upcoming album Take Care will be dropping late, now sometime in November. What is with these fools and pushing their album releases back. I ain't believing shit anymore till I see the album on the shelf. On that note here's The Weeknd...


Cover art for Echoes Of Silence:

NEW: Frank Ocean & SupaNatra - Her.

New track from amazing vocalist/talent Mr. Frank Ocean...

J Dilla Documentary. Parts 1, 2, &3 - RIP Mr. D!




New Video: Beyonce - Countdown. "Oohh killing me softly"...

Miss Representation: "The media treat women like shit..."

Grow a VAGINA why don't you!

Friday, 7 October 2011

Erykah Badu Live - Booty - Kiss Me On My Neck

The Roots New Concept Album - Dec 6th 2011

WOOOP! The Roots have announced they will be releasing their first ever concept album titled "UNDUN" on December 6th, 2011! It should be nothing but fresshhh. Their solo album "How I Got Over" is a staple, so I am expecting nothing less. Defs hoping for a clean and classic concept!

NEW: "Blue Sky" - Common!!!

My new pet...

Nick Cannon ft Kanye West - Big Spender...ha! nice.

DJ Drama ft. J. Cole and Chris Brown - Undercover...ouch. Fail.


Weak verse from Cole, Brown needs to stick to singing...the boy can not rap. I feel sorry for the beat.

Love this Image!

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Relationship Advice from K&W.

 I needed some relationship advice today to try and get my head right. I thought ya'll might need some to so I am sharing what I found...and lets be real, when don't we all need relationship advice with all the heart ache and confusion that love causes...


Shout out to Kush and Wizdom. A place I often go when I run out of my own wizdom.