At the Hip-Hop Honors pre-party last week he performed his version of Dead Presidents.
My man killed it as usual.
And this is him on BET's show "The Deal"
It's about 8 minutes long, but trust me, its worth it.
I watched the entire thing!
Try and tell me he doesn't rip!
He so humble and so lyrical and he's next on top!
Off Topic: I thought it was so funny when Memph Hitz said "Fayette-nam..that sound dangerous dog" lol.
This is a little bit of what Memph Hitz was referencing about J.Cole's Angela Yee interview:
Anywho guys, if it's one thing I ask of yal today...it's to please get familiar.
Don't just jump on once he gets huge (ex: Drake) :/
Also, here is a video of Bow Wow speaking out on Derrion's death.
I can appreciate him talking about this because he was real with it.
It's really important for role models to BE role models and I think he made a great decision by addressing the violence and deaths that occur everyday.
Really though, WE GOTTA DO BETTER!
When I found out about Derrion's death yesterday, I was hesitant to even post anything about this story, but the relief of his killers being taken into custody brought me to it.
However, I will say that this has to stop.
This ridiculous, immature violence has crippled our community for too long and we have to do something to find a cure for this sickness.
Youre a gazumba bean if you aint effing with Phoenix.
P.S. And youre late!
2) Young Money- "Girl You Know"
1) One Chance-"So Emotional"
Cause thats just the way Im feeling...
He is truly one of my favorite artists of all time...yet he's an up and coming.
That says a lot in itself.
Anytime I can sell you guys new merchadise, I'm gonna definitely go for it.
And today, I just wanna reinerate how hard J. Cole is.
This is his verse from Jay-Z's song "Star is born"
I honestly only listen to that track because J. Cole is on it because personally, I dont really eff with the beat like that.
Anyway, this is just J. Cole.
I can't wait to see him in concert one day.
Have you ever heard someone sing and the entire time youre listening, you just look concerned?
Just like,"Damn...that's the only way I can comprehend and deal with this emotion that they are giving me."
Well thats what Justin Nozuka does for me when I hear him sing, especially live.
If I had to be like any artist, I would probably choose to be like him (or Lauryn Hill).
His voice is sickening, he has so much passion and he writes his own lyrics.
He is a beautiful, real musician and he's only 20 years old.
Ive been listening to Justin since 2006 or 2007 (he had a small role on DeGrassi and that's how I discovered his music, just like Drake) and sadly, he still hasnt gotten his proper shine (but the best are usually underground anyway, no?)
I dont know if Ive blogged about him in the past, but if youve never heard him sing, you should definitely listen to the first song below.
Everytime I hear "No Heaven", it takes me somewhere else.
On with it, off with it
I'm burning strong like the sun
I do believe, it's time for me
It's gonna hurt, but then I'm free
And I will be in heaven, with the angels
Flying over water, I am free
There will be no darkness, no pain
And young brother right when I'm done
Follow me, so we can be together
Watch me as i put it to my head
Hold my hand, don't turn your head
Don't turn your head.
Soon i will be in heaven, with the angels
Flying over water, i am free
There will be no darkness, no pain
The pain will be gone
And the anger will be gone
The depression will be gone
Only love from everyone
Soon as i pass one
Ten, nine, eight
seven, six, five
four, three, two
Oh old brother, what have you done
Oh old brother, what have you done--
What if there's no heaven,
And betrayed by the one
And you are conscious in your grave
Brother what then
If there is no heaven"
If you liked that song, check out some others by young Justin Nozuka:
P.S. When he hits his falsettos at minute 1:22 when he says,"Its gonna hurt, but then Im free" and the other at minute 1:43 when he says,"Flying over water, Im a free."....
He is only 20 years old, but turns 21 in a few days.
I think yall already know I feel about zombies.
And if you dont, read this post.
It's like the favorite one Ive ever written because the subject is so near and dear to my heart.
Anywho, I cant wait to see "Zombieland".
Everyone is like,"Man,this movie is gonna be hella stupid!"
Well you know what I say to that,"No sir. Youre hella stupid."
(I will call them "sir" regardless if theyre male or female, just to add extra disrespect)
I just cant see this movie not being good.
Comedy + zombies + killing zombies = Entertainment!
I think it's gonna be somewhere along the lines of another "Shaun of the Dead".
and on JFolse's blog, I found this ridiculous video of Rihanna attempting to sing.
I'm trying to figure out how I feel about this video, but the words just aren't there.
Watch this video of her ripping this song apart.
The industry has clearly made her who she is.
I'm trying to tell myself that since she is young, maybe that's why she didn't do well, but I'm not gonna make excuses for her lol.xoxo,
YOU KNOW HOW I KNOW YOURE GAY....
because you listen to Coldplay.
because you know how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.
because you do the stanky-leg a little too well.
because you wear color contacts.
because you drank out of that canned soda from a straw.
because "no homo" is your go-to phrase.
because you know how to double-dutch.
because youre afraid to hang out with gay dudes and you said,"Man,what if they think I'm gay?"
because NeNe from Real Housewives of ATL is "Your bitch!"
because you wear hoops and/or dangly earrings.
because you arent subscribed to The Clearance Aisle.
because you were standing in line at midnight to cop the new Trey Songz cd.
because you are still rocking braids.
because your feet are looking like this:<-- Am I lying?! lol
because you have baby hair.
because you wear clear nail polish.
because you can decipher Victoria Secret bodysprays on first whiff.
because u know the difference between skinny leg and straight leg jeans! (RT: AllStar094)
because you called out Trey Songz, Omarion and Bow-Wow for a "challenge".
because you have a tongue ring.
because you watched "Gay, Straight or Taken?
because you said,"That's fancy!" lmao @LMO4
because you were mad when your sister got to be the pink Power Ranger.
because you said,"Hey girl heyyyy!"
is the longest rending topic name! lol
you can tell me my dress size just by eyeballing it
you know the words to Milkshake by Kelis
because you drop it like its hott with no music. lol
because you're the only boy that works at Forever 21. lol
your name is Sisqo or Nokio lol (used 2 love those guys too)
you have a tatoo around your belly button/belly button ring
because u got one of the leads in High School Musical
because you have a wedgie in any pair of pants u put on. lol
because u're offended by this trending topic
because you're in my male anatomy class. lol
you're the only boy in a group of heavyset females.
because u dutty whined at your wedding...
because you're rocking the Just For Me kit in ur mohawk
because u never workout in the gym you just spot people and take showers...
because you talk with a lisp.
that tattoo on ur lower back gave it away.
because u went to see a chick flick on the opening day of Dark Knight.
because u the captain of the step team and yall always popping in the routines.
cuz when the game came on ur tivo start recording Real Housewives of Atl
because you got a LG Voyager with a rose in the background.
because you wore a T-shirt in the pool like you got titties...
you drive an Eclipse... Not a unisex car at all...
because you wore a T-shirt in the pool like you got titties...
P.S. @summermce is this dude that Leslie and I follow.
Niggy is hilarious.
I'm really surprised to see that everyone on this dope remix actually did the video.
I mean,this remix was EPIC.
Everyone killed it, but Eminem clearly beasted everyone on the track.
The video was directed by Hype Williams. And its on the soundtrack for Lebron's "More than a game" soundtrack (which is the reason for all the random Lebron James clips).
This next clip is a little about how they got the song for the soundtrack:
And here is the "Forever" remix video:
Disclaimer: Eminem's ferociousness is seeping thru the video.
Prepare yourself, for he is quite beastly.
So just to let you know, our summer was completely lovely and completely crazy!
And since today is the first day of fall (boo!), a gang of pictures and videos are gonna be up here soon in dedication to all the fun we had.
Minus the Bear "This Ain't a Surfing Movie"
As I said from a previous Music Monday post, I used to be addicted to MTB and now I'm re-discovering their music all over again.
I am utterly in love with this song.
Like if this song were a man, I would be holding up this sign every time I saw him.
The vibe is crazy and the lyrics are ridiculously beautiful to me.
"I hope the weather holds, but you don't need the sun to make you shine."
Are you serious right now?!
If someone ever pulled a line of those proportions off and they actually said that ish to me...?!
I am handing over my V-card; unlimited swipes.
LOL, jk (No. No I'm not kidding at all. ha)
Regardless of what you're used to listening to, just chill and take this in...
"When I turned the page
The corner bent into a perfect dog-ear
as if the words knew I'd need them again,
but at that time I couldn't see it.
I would read that page everyday for the next year.
She sang a short tune.
And I came from her soft touch and slept.
We sat on a shoreline watching wind
scalp the white off the waves.
Sitting on a shoreline, and if I could
do it, I'd dog-ear this page.
We spoke about growing old and filling the future's empty stage.
I hope the weather holds,
but you don't need the sun to make you shine.
These island towns don't care for city folk,
but I think we can starve the city from our minds.
I know we won't want for much,
It's just you and me and a bed and a shoreline."
P.S. Was that song not love?
I literally read the lyrics out loud and end up questioning them everytime like they dont exist.
Im like,"But I think we can starve the city from our minds?! What?! Did that just happen?!" lol
P.P.S. I have to see them live!
This intro and drop is euphoric.
It reminds me of the intro from Death Cab's "I Will Possess Your Heart" for some reason.
P.P.P.S. Dope summer song and since today is the last day of summer, enjoy.
1) That nigga acts like he doesnt know he's at his own "exciting" video shoot.
2) He pronounces "Stop! Strike a pose." like "Shhhtop! Strike a pose."
3) They "got that glow" at minute 2:08.
4) The girls in the video are extremely uh, wack.
- One chick was wearing a yellow fishnet, duty whine shirt.
- One had plaid pajama bottoms on.
- Another looks like a fish, caught in all white fishnet.
5) He's got "black Beyonces, white Beyonces, Ricky, Felicia, Ashley, Pink, Paris...PRETTY GIRL!"
6) They jocked atleast 2 songs ("Sexy Lady" and "Get Me Bodied").
7) It was directed by the great #1 Stunna Reese who's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. I'm probably gonna sing this song everytime I pick up a camera now.
2) Passion Pit- "Sleepyhead"
3) Mayer Hawthorne- "Maybe So, Maybe No"
Mayer Hawthorne is the cheesy alter-ego of Michigan (mid-West! ow.) hip-hop DJ, Andrew "Haircut" Cohen.
His music has this chill ass, vintage soul/R&B feel and it's dope riding/skating/if you smoke music.
3) Toro y Moi- "Talamak"
Again, this is the music I love.
And again, it's that perfect chill riding/skating/if you smoke music.
If you like what you hear, you can download Toro y Moi's remix to Washed Out's "Feel It All Around" here.
2) Kid Cudi-"Cudi Zone"
One of my favs on the album.
It's centered around black and Italian relations.
(And LMo and I are black and 1/4 Italian; Milanese to be specific.)
The soundtrack is sick.
The movie is great and honest.
Plus, we learned that the working man is not a sucka.
If you haven't seen it, you are simply egregious. lol
(and dont watch the clips below if you havent, it will ruin everything)
P.S. Did you know that "The Bronx Tale" is based off of Chazz Palminteri's (aka Sonny's) life?
Yep, he wrote his autobiography and Robert DiNero made his directorial debut with this film.
Doesn't surprise me because Chazz loves black women and of course DiNero only fucks with the black ladies. lol
It doesn't really work with the automatic locks now, but still.
P.P.P.S. This song, which is on the soundtrack, has brought me to tears before.
It is so beautiful and sad to me.
I think almost everybody can relate to at least 15 of these lol.
•1.More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.
•2.Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
•3. I don't understand the purpose of the line, "I don't need to drink to have fun." Great, no one does. But why start a fire with flint and sticks when they've invented the lighter?
•4.Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.
•5. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
•6. The letters T and G are very close to each other on a keyboard. This recently became all too apparent to me and consequently I will never be ending a work email with the phrase "Regards" again.
•7. There is a great need for sarcasm font.
•8. Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the f*** was going on when I first saw it.
•9. I think everyone has a movie that they love so much; it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it.
•10. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
•11. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
•12. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
•13. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.
•14. Was learning cursive really necessary?
•15. Lol has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".
•16. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
•17. Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".
•18. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?
•19. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a d*** from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!
•20. While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.
•21. MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
•22. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
•23. I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.
•24. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
•25. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
•26. Bad decisions make good stories
•27. Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if I do!
•28. Is it just me or do high school girls get sluttier & sluttier every year?
•29. If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring would probably just be completely invisible.
•30. Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from; this shouldn't be a problem....
•31. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.
•32. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.
•33. There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.
•34. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.
•35. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this, ever.
•36. I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'
•37. While watching the Olympics, I find myself cheering equally for China and USA. No, I am not of Chinese descent, but I am fairly certain that when Chinese athletes don't win, they are executed.
•38. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Darnit!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?
•39. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
•40. When I meet a new girl, I'm terrified of mentioning something she hasn't already told me but that I have learned from some light internet stalking.
•41. I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.
•42. Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising speed for pedophiles...
•43. As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.
•44. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
•45. It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.
•46. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
•47. I think that if, years down the road when I'm trying to have a kid, I find out that I'm sterile, most of my disappointment will stem from the fact that I was not aware of my condition in college.
•48. Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.
•49. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet my a$$ everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time...
•50. It really pisses me off when I want to read a story on CNN.com and the link takes me to a video instead of text.
•51. I wonder if cops ever get pissed off at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.
•52. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
•53. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.
•54. The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words, someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think about it, and then estimate d that there must be at least four people eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by myself. There's nothing like being made to feel like a fat bastard before dinner.
I tried to narrow my picks down while I was reading this, and it was a failed mission.
I literally picked half of these as my favorites or most ratable.
I am thoroughly addicted to it right now.
part of all the love you are.
we could fly
you and I
ride a rainbow to a star
So hold me all thru the night
stay til the day is bright.
And Angel don't ever break (don't break the spell)spell
Cause your the Star of a Story I'll always tell
You are the star(x2)
Angel I used to say
Love was only in a dream.
But Angel guess I was wrong
Just took you to make me see.
So hold me all thru the night
stay til the day is bright.
And Angel don't ever break (don't break the spell)spell
Cause your the Star of a Story I love so well
You are my star(x2)
P.S. @RealWizKhalifa put me on this song, so shoutout to all those out there with ears for good music.
More than her lipgloss is popping.
Ive just dubbed her the human Pringles:
P.P.S. @vivalablackgirl #cuffhim if he found the Kanye debacle amusing and/or funny.
P.P.P.S. The shoulder shrug at the end was the best part. lol
I love this song!
Michael McDonald is that nigga (literally, his vocal chords are African-American) and he's from St.Louis!
3) Kid Cudi feat. MGMT and Ratatat "Pursuit of Happiness"
Kid Cudi's new album is so egregious in the best way possible!
And he's from the mid-West so I gos-ta show love.
Oh and why does the dude on the intro to this video sound like a wack Arnold Schwarzenegger? lol
1) Trey Songz-"Black Roses"
2) Wiz Khalifa "Favorite Show"
I love this song.
Wiz sampled one of my favorite John Legend songs "Another Again" and it turned out so tight!
And shout out to Wiz!
We kicked it this weekend, he's cool as hell.
3) Wiz Khalifa "B.A.R"