9.30.2008

Illmind x Jabbawockeez


Illmind x America's Best Dance Crew?

Inverse x ?uestlove


Tunj!

In Honor of Hating Emmitt Smith

Here's some highlights from the greatest of our time - BARRY SANDERS.

Keelay and Zaire on The Wake Up Show w/ Supastition & Fortilive



Video footage coming soon, but the boys Kee and Zee got to stop by the World Famous Wake Up Show a couple weeks ago, here's the session with Fortilive & Supastition smashin all over some of The Sole Vibe's finest.

Fortilive Kills It.


Supastition Does Unfair Things To Beats.

Fortilive - "The Come Up" (Video)

Finally embeddable.

www.rightlane.biz

Shawn Jackson - "Feelin' Jack" (Video)


This is late, but I've really been fuckin with Shawn Jackson lately. Get up.

Emmitt Smith thinks women "Still Owe Him Sex"

If you watched the Steelers vs Ravens game and was at attention, you got to see Emmitt mouth part of the Kanye West line in "Put On" not knowing he was on air.



Blackout "B*tches owe me sex too"

9.29.2008

Now On on VIMBY


These cats came out and wrecked Pittsburgh last year. Check em out.
Haircut beats = crack.

Torae - "Switch"


I see you on the cameo E!

Investment Lloyd Banks


The Real + Rosenberg = Jews rule hip hop.

Joell Ortiz - "Can't You Tell" / "Ghetto" (Video)



Free Agent soon.

Happy Monday

What's good yall. Happy Monday. Been kinda dragging lately but today should be a busy day. I'll try to hit yall with as many updates as I can. I also need to knock out my JENESIS column today, issue dropping 10/1. Had a pretty decent show on Saturday, shout to AW over at Neglected Sound. Steelers play tonight, hopefully that doesn't break my heart? WTF happened this week in College Football? Anyway, we're back on the grind. Blog will be heavy this week.

Right now I'm excited for:

And by the way, I fully intend on winning this:


Holler.

9.28.2008

Since I couldnt find the clip from "Head of State"......

....I found these two clips. If these were posted already I will delete but until I actually look at the blog again lol here are two joints. First one is about the boy who wore the Obama shirt and got suspended (his dad is retarded I see why he wore it). The second is the Larry King interview with Chris Rock and you'll see the one statement that had me laughin. Just watch...





Blackout

9.26.2008

They Tried to Make Me go to Rehab...


Noooooo, noooooo, no.

This One is for my Contributors

YOU SEE ME!!!

Maino's Hi Hater promo vehicle TOWED

Keelay on Built From Skratch TV Show

Keelay smashes on this sample flip battle.
Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Wordplay w/ Goldie Jawn


Wordplay w/Goldie Jawn
By: Deesha Dyer

I remember the first time I met Goldie aka Z - it was at a Koresh dance class some years ago. Little did I know she’d be the same chic I’d run in weekly at hip-hop shows and dance parties. Little did I also know that she would start a musical career. After you read the below Wordplay, slide over to her music page to check out her rhyme style - myspace.com/goldiejawn

Check the full interview @ 215hiphop.com

9.25.2008

Obama confronting McCain about duckin the debate....

This is how I imagine it would look if Barack really called out the old man. Especially the words he has for Sarah Palin at the end...





"This country wants to keep me down. Keep everybody weak. They don't want a man like me to have the title cuz I aint no puppet like that fool up there..."

Katie Couric Interviews Sarah Palin.

This heffas is dumb as dirt.

Part 1:


Part 2:

9.24.2008

Heltah Skeltah - "Ruck N Roll" (Video)


This is brightening up my day lol. D.I.R.T. in stores 9/30.

Watch your attire on Election Day

I recieved this e-mail this morning about watching your attire at the polls on November 4th:

VERY IMPORTANT. PLEASE READ


Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 11:58 AM


Subject: Urgent Poll Info


Please, please, please advise everyone you know that they absolutely can NOT go to the polls wearing any Obama (or whoever you are voting for) shirts, pins, hats, etc. It is AGAINST THE LAW and will be grounds to have the polling officials to turn you away. This is considered campaigning and no one can campaign within X amount of feet of the polls. They are banking on us being overly excited and not being aware of this long standing law that you can bet will be ENFORCED THIS YEAR!!!!!

They are banking that if you are turned away, you will not go home and change your clothes and return to the polls to vote. Please just don't wear ANY gear of any sorts to the polls! Please share this information with as many people as you can. If you are already aware of this, please don't take it as insulting your intelligence.

Have a great day and see you at the polls on November 4th.

After doing some research in my typical nerdy fashion lol, I found this article from the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Voters can wear campaign buttons to polls, Pa. says

HARRISBURG - Voters who show up at the polls wearing campaign buttons or T-shirts should be allowed to cast ballots, the Pennsylvania Department of State has told county elections officials.

State Elections Commissioner Chet Harhut said that, as long as a voter does not try to campaign in the polling place, his or her attire should not matter. Harhut's position was outlined in a memo sent out last week. "Of primary concern is that no duly registered person be turned away at the polls," Harhut said. "If the conduct and apparel of a voter is determined to be more than passive, it should be addressed by the district election officials."

The Pennsylvania chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union had sought clarification about the issue because of voter complaints in recent elections from Allegheny, Lancaster, Montgomery and York Counties.

Harhut said it is reasonable for counties to prohibit poll watchers from wearing clothing or buttons that "show or advocate the election of a candidate or candidates of a specific political party." - AP

With all the crazy stuff going on like counties saying you can't vote because your house is foreclosed so technically that's not your address (http://wonkette.com/402689/foreclosed-homeowners-dont-deserve-to-vote)...I think I'll just be cautious and rock a white t lol....

Rick James, the B-Boy from Buffalo


Best album promo I've ever seen.
People Under the Stairs album Fun DMC in stores 9/30.

Sparkle - "Be Careful" (Video)


I don't know why I'm posting this old video of Sparkle & Chester the Child Molester. I just like harsh ass r&b joints. Was talking to my dude Terry Jones about this on AIM.

Also check for the possible Zaire sighting between 3:55-4:00 in the video.

9.23.2008

Donny Goines ft. Emilio Rojas - "Vibe Wit Me"


Donny Goines ft. Emilio Rojas - "Vibe Wit Me"

I'm Pretending This Isn't Even Real. Obama Waffles?


I haven't been this mad at white people or conservatives in a long time.

Best of The Real, Vol. 3


If you don't already, watch every week.

Blueprint for Change: Economy



Go download the full blueprint. HOV!

This is why Thomas isnt sure he wants kids.

I'm not sure whether to laugh at the kids or to be disgusted that the moms is letting them cuss like this. I mean I love when kids cuss but if they were my kids, I would have splattered their bodies on the side of that house. View on.





Blackout "Whoop Your Kids In 08 and Forever"

SMASH MOUF TOUR '08


For more information, holler @ Nemo - IMAKEMADBEATS

9.22.2008

Illmind - Blaps, Rhymes & Life Mixtape



Release, Tracklisting, & Link below from Illmind.biz
____________________________________

"Blaps, Rhymes & Life" is the exclusive new mixtape project from Dub MD and one of the most accomplished producers in Hip Hop Illmind. A producer that balances both the mainstream and underground successfully, working with a full spectrum of artists from Heltah Skeltah to 50 Cent, Little Brother to Black Eyed Peas, the list goes on. This new project features some of the artists Illmind has been working closely with over the past year or so including the likes of 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Heltah Skeltah, Skyzoo and many more.

Lookout for Illmind dropping his brand new studio album currently "Untitled" coming soon, along with his highly anticipated group album as "Fortilive" with Mushmouf and Slo-Mo and his exclusive collaboration project with North Carolina's Supastition and make sure you check out his new beat-tape "New Blap City" + limited edition T-shirt which is available right now, cop them @ http://www.illmind.biz.

Also keep your eyes out for Dub MD's exclusive new mixtape project for the purest called "Hip Hop Renatus" which features the whos-who of underground hip hop emcees (44 MC's / 34 Tracks) doin what they do best over the greatest hip hop producers of all-times instrumentals, out next month for exclusive free download!

01.) Get Ya Ass Up! (Intro) (Produced By Illmind)
02.) Heltah Skeltah - Everything Is Heltah Skeltah (Produced By Illmind)
03.) Brooklyn Academy - Raise Ya Hands (feat. Jean Grae) (Produced By Illmind)
04.) Fresh Daily - Get Over (Produced By Illmind)
05.) D. Black - The Come Up (feat. Skyzoo) (Produced By Illmind)
06.) 50 Cent - Make A Movie (Produced By Illmind)
07.) Supastition - Thankful (feat. Kil Ripkin) (Produced By Illmind)
08.) Naturel - The Bullets (Produced By Illmind)
09.) K.O. (K-Otix) - 48 Seasons (Produced By Illmind)
10.) Torae - New Blood (feat. Skyzoo, Emilio Rojas & Fresh Daily) (Produced By Illmind)
11.) Fortilive - The Come Up (Produced By Illmind)
12.) Broken English - Different World (Produced By Illmind)
13.) Skyzoo - Lyrically Inclined (feat. Wale) (Produced By Illmind)
14.) Naps N Dreds - Do What I Should (feat. Copywrite) (Produced By Illmind)
15.) Quan - Geez Like Deez (feat. Rapper Big Pooh) (Produced By Illmind)
16.) Naturel - Resurrect (Produced By Illmind)
17.) 8th W1 - A Fool's Lullaby (Produced By Illmind)
18.) Faro-Z - Clap Ya Hands (Produced By Illmind)
19.) A.P.E.X. - One More Time (Produced By Illmind)
20.) LL Cool J - Queens (feat. Prodigy, 50 Cent, Kool G Rap, & Tony Yayo) (Produced By Illmind)
21.) Wannabe? (Outro) (Produced By Illmind)


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD!

The Whooligan - Up Up and Away (FREE MIXTAPE)



Download it HERE

J. Fish is a Nut.

Making "Tomorrow's Child"

Sole Vibe All Day.


Bonus:

9.18.2008

Boo This Woman.


I know this is random. I know it is. But read it anyway. So, for broke rappers like me. We spend countless hours on MySpace and other sites trying to find fans. In my nightly MySpace scan, I ran across maybe the stupidest statement I've seen in a while. This is homegirl had in her "music" section to describe her taste:

"Ill listen to anything as long as it has a nice beat and a message, but it doesnt matter what the message is."

Boo this woman.

9.17.2008

Ludacris and 9th Wonder laugh at K-Ci and Jo Jo's Misfortune

It's wrong and at the same time it's not haha. Luda and 9th laugh when K-Ci continues to sing after he sees Jo Jo laid out on the floor. I thought it was funny too lol. Enjoy



Blackout "Luda's Got A Big Ass House"

Shaya Pulls a 87 @ OkayPlayer


Cop Shaya's Fallen Awake if you haven't already. Featuring production by Keelay & Zaire, The ARE, & more.

Read the full review HERE

Can't Wait For This


Jake One & Brother Ali - White Van Music from Three/21 Films on Vimeo.
Video for "The Truth" coming soon! White Van Music in stores 10/7!!

Something for the hump day



Hope that makes your day better. Peace.

Josh Howard: Enemy of America



Video footage of the Allen Iverson Celebrity Flag Football game in Maryland. Check out the quote at 1 minutes 40 seconds when Josh Howard from the Dallas Mavericks is on camera during the national anthem: "Thats a suspect banner going on right now I don't even celebrate that shit...I'm black goddamn Obama all that shit" Classic.

Also check out shots of street baller White Chocolate, Carmelo and Slim Charles/Big G from the Wire as well as various womens...

I remember when Wayne could actually rap...





This shit right here dog... All-time great verse in my opinion and off a mixtape that barely anyone heard, imagine that. Every line is on point, now compare it to current brain-turned-to-mush Wayne. Drugs are bad mmmkay.

"Comparisons is irrelevant I'm an arrogant male. Yeah I could handle it I could graduate Yale..." Yikes...

One more for good measure. Waynes at 2:00

9.16.2008

49 DAYS UNTIL THE ELECTION

49 days left until the Presidential Election!!!! Maybe less depending when you are reading this. I hope that all of you have done something to help with this election, whether it be supporting your Sen. Obama in your own creative ways, registering people to vote, knocking on doors, etc. Its getting real close to November 4th. Please continue to do your part in changing this nation! If anything, use the link below to make a donation to the Obama/Biden campaign!

http://my.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/main/ROC

The Feds!


Soon as I see it. Mine.

Upper Playground Obama Shirts


Spotted over at The Audacity of Dope (yes, as in, the first place you'll be able to get my EP, The Audacity of Dope, coming right around the corner).

Introducing: Daru Jones


The boys over at HipHopDX are running a feature on my dude Daru Jones, producer and drummer extraordinary. Check it out here for the story and plenty of free music from big homie.

Joell Ortiz - Loud.com Freestyles

Part Uno:


Part Dos:


Yaaaaaaaoooooowa

Da Evangillest - "Take 5"


Off the Rightlane Entertainment We Out Here! Compilation (download it to the right!)

Da Evangillest - "Take 5"

Slo Mo - The Blue Tape



New shit from everybody's favorite Hawaiian Rapper. SOLE VIBE ALL DAY.

Download it now, because it's slap:

Slo Mo - The Blue Tape

9.15.2008

RIGHTLANE.BIZ LAUNCH!!!!


For those you who don't know, this is family.
Rightlane will be housing all things Sole Vibe related.
Exclusive music, video, blogging (including a stream of Donezilla), photos, message board (JOIN), etc.

Head over there right now and check out the site.
Make sure you go check out the new Fortlive video as well for "The Come Up".

RIGHTLANE!

Shouts to Charles and Lazy J!

"We Can't Have That" - Matt Damon

9.13.2008

Eddie Murphy on Mike Tyson and Larry Holmes

If you seen Delirious and Raw you know what to expect from this audio clip. "Larry you just lost the fight what happened....Well I'd just like to say f*ck you, f*ck him, f*ck the judges, and since we on HBO yall can suck my mothaf*ckin d*ck" lmao





Blackout "Murphy"

*Extra for just a small laugh, Eddie does a small impression of Charlie and sounds just like him.

Boondocks - Shinin (Riley's Theme)

I'm an avid Boondocks fan and the "Thugnificent" series was hilarious. Still thought Ludacris shoulda played the Thugnificent role. But here is funny song after Riley gets his Lethal Interjection Chain. "I'm a cut throat player like O.J. Simpson"




Blackout "Metaphor the Great"

9.12.2008

Mario Dones - Still D.O.N.E.S.


Put this up. Took it down. Shook it up. Here we go tho, enjoy.

Mario Dones - Still D.O.N.E.S.

T.I. : Whats Up, What’s Haapnin



He's a fool with that dance at the end...haha

Gettin Up



I like the way this jawn bumps...

Kanye Gets Arrested!!!!

Kanye was just chillin at the airport mindin his own biz when a crew of paparazzi took way too many pics and he went off on em! He was arrested with counts of battery and vandalism.

Yes! Kanye is my hero! Beat the paparazzi! I read about this a few days ago but in reading the update today I found the video and read that he is being held on $20,000 bond which I'm preeeeetttty sure he posted right away lol.

Click my post title for the video.

New Dilla Tribute Tee from Temple Effectives



Yeah, I like fashion too. Niggas.

W. (Trailer)


Yes. Oliver Stone. Yes.

DJ NUGGET - Free Download! East Vs. West Mix (Old School Hip Hop)


A great 90's mix from one of my favorite Pittsburgh DJ's, recorded live on air during the old school hour on WAMO. If you're in the 412 and can catch DJ Nugget guest djing on air or at a venue, DO IT.

DJ Nugget - East Mix (Clean)
DJ Nugget - West Mix (Clean)

Spotted @ GarageLife

Good Cop, Baby Cop from Will Ferrell

I love when kids curse so naturally when I seen what Will Ferrell let this little girl "Pearl" do in this Good Cop, Baby Cop I burst into tears. "I Break Bones and Laugh"

See more Will Ferrell videos at Funny or Die


Blackout "Ferrell"

9.11.2008

Heltah Skeltah - Everything is Heltah Skeltah (Video)


This is my shit right now. I see you Illmind!!

The New School


Put me in the mix in about 6-9 months.

Donny Goines ft. Emilio Rojas - Bars Segment 18 (Video)



And if you haven't caught my dude's new video, "That Time", here it is:

9.10.2008

Arrest for Sagging? It's getting serious.

It's kinda funny and at the same time it's not. The police are allowed to arrest you for fashion now and sh*t even in front of your own house? Peep the video and keep a belt on.

9.09.2008

New iPods and iTunes 8

Apple released the new iPod Touch today at their media event. The new iPod Touch matches up with the rumors, now sporting a curved back but retaining the same storage capacities. Features include:

- 2.1 Firmware
- Built-in speaker, volume controls
- Genius playlist
- Nike+iPod support
- Battery: 36 hours for music, 6 hours for video.
- $229 for 8GB, $299 for 16GB, $399 for 32GB


Apple announced the new iPod nanos today at their media event. The nano matches up with the circulating rumors of a taller, colorful design.

- Thinnest iPod ever
- Enhanced user interface
- Accelerometer to detect tilt
- Shake iPod to shuffle
- Genius playlist built in
- Aluminum with curved glass
- Battery: 24 hours for music. 4 hours for video.
- $149 for 8GB. $199 for 16GB.
- 9 Colors: silver, purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, black

The 8GB should be available today, while the 16GB should be available by next week.

Apple also quietly updated the iPod Classic and iPod Shuffle:

- The iPod classic would now only come in a 120GB model, replacing the 160GB and 80GB models that are currently available.
- The iPod shuffles have been revamped with new colors but the same price and storage.

As expected, Apple revealed iTunes 8 today during their "Let's Rock" media event. iTunes 8 offers a number of new features including:

- Support for High Definition TV shows
- $1.99 for Standard Definition episodes
- $2.99 for High Definition episodes
- Genius playlists: automatically find similar songs in your collection
- Available today

Apple also announced that NBC has returned to iTunes, so popular shows such as Heroes and The Office will be available.

iTunes is available at http://www.apple.com/itunes/. Clicking on the download link will download iTunes 8 (though it's still labeled as iTunes 7.7).

T.I. - "Livin' My Life" ft. Rihanna


Definitely gettin with this. Paper Trail 9/30.

T.I. - "Livin' My Life" ft. Rihanna

How Was Your Week 1?


Mine was straaaaaight besides my Moms calling me a traitor. That's what happens when you move a kid from Cleveland when he's 3 years old then let him spend 5 years in the Burgh.

Raphael Saadiq - "Oh Girl (remix)" ft. Jay-Z


Here's a new joint from my distant cousin and favorite rapper. This is smooth as hell.

Via NahRight

Raphael Saadiq - "Oh Girl (remix)" ft. Jay-Z

Pacific Division - "Taste" (Video) & "Wake Up"

More from the dopest group out:


Pacific Division - "Wake Up"

The Foreign Exchange

Woke up today to two nice things.

First was the reply from Nicolay. I'm a fan first so getting a reply from a producer or artist I support makes me feel good.

Second was the email from Nicolay's website saying the FIRST Single from the new Foreign Exchange album was ready for download....FREE. Now if you don't know who Foreign Exchange is, it's Nicolay (from the Netherlands recently moved to NC) and Phonte of Little Brother on a collaborative album.

Now if you haven't heard the first album, Connected, go run into a brick wall. One of my top 5 albums so go find it. Go to the website at http://www.theforeignexchangemusic.com/ and get the single it's dope. "Daykeeper" ft. Muhsinah

Photobucket

Obama on the O'Reilly Factor Pt. 2



Donate to the Obama/Biden Campaign - http://my.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/main/ROC

Obama on the O'Reilly Factor Pt. 1




Donate to the Obama/Biden Campaign - http://my.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/main/ROC

Do you believe him?


This young cat is claiming to be the father of Bristol Palin's baby. I mean he seems sincere. He didn't push his music too much so I hope he's not trying to get attention off of a lie. He's well spoken. I'm inclined to believe him. If they hide the baby after she gives birth - he definitely is the Pops!

9.08.2008

J*Davey - An Open Letter to the Record Industry



I've been meaning to read this for a while, and I finally did. You should too.

"lights out !" : an open letter to the record industry & the idiots who work for the fascist regime.


read this out loud !

this is intended for all of you lowly puppets who sit in your big offices in big buildings that will soon be out of business & thus, forced to hold vacant memories of an industry that once was . this is for all of the big wigs in suits & ties who sit at the head of the conference room table with creative opinions as empty as the "music" they force down the throats of the now bored & uninspired creative consumers . this is for all the idle assistants who only work hard enough to get their names on the grammy party lists, or whose only existence remains obsolete if he/she can't get into the hot new band's hollywood show debut . this is for the borderline retarded a&r guy who should in fact abandon his dreams of changing the failing record industry to become a highly paid talent scout at a modeling agency . this is definitely for all the marketing low lives who fail to avidly push great talent because the world's fave reality slut randomly decided one day while botoxing her armpits that she wants to be a rockstar .

yes .
this open letter is for all of you .
come feast your eyes upon the truth behind your insolence for 5 minutes , if you even have your job for that much longer.

your blatant lack of respect & worship for the oldest & dearest artform has brought a once thriving & artistic industry to a grinding halt . your willingness to believe that the world wide web has killed the consumers' thirst for new & exciting talent is wildly ignorant & safe . you would like to feed into this stupidity because you are too lazy to stand behind substance ; you'd rather take the low & easy road than take the time to nurture true talent . you'd rather tirelessly feed us the same carbon copied , lip synching , sex dripping , faux punk "i got my entire outfit from hot topic" rocker , buffoonishly ghetto "are they even speaking english?" hip hop , "same old same" sound from song to song type image & force us to believe that this is all the world's artists have to offer . you'd rather watch your company stocks & yearly record sales severely plummet than take strong initiative to fix the current problem . you'd rather see hundreds of employees laid off & out of work during the holidays because you're too afraid to stand up for something new & different . you're content with creating a 1-hit wonder society , where any idiot with anything shockingly catchy can enjoy a sorry 15 minutes of fame & a future segment on vh1's "biggest 1-hit wonders of 08? extravaganza .

where is the new generation of legends ?

beyonce & alicia keys are old shoe ins . r kelly , sure , but his personal dramas easily overshadow his genius . radiohead & outkast comes to mind , & then i draw a big blank .

the latest thrill in music has been an over abundance of great dancers with mediocre voices , albums , singles , concert ticket sales , etc . thank god the internet allows every joe blow in the universe a free forum to overexpose every little thing , especially mediocre celebrities . thank god for online music forums , such as myspace . artists are able to directly connect with the people & expose themselves & their art to everyone everywhere at the click of a button . myspace proves that music can no longer fit into a box . long gone are the days of urban vs pop vs alternative radio . gwen stefani had hit songs for years on the pop & alt charts , but she records a song written by pharrell & she's instantly on top of the urban charts as well . this new r&b dance pop music crosses over to white kids & that kelly clarkson "since you've been gone" song was smeared across the lips of many a young black girl last year . m i a is all over the indie alternative stations , & lets not even get started on gnarls barkeley .

all signs point to the obvious : true music consumers right now are a ) young , & b) smart . young kids are able to point & click their way to every new trend . they arguably have short attention spans & they want to be in on what's cool & personable to them . when madonna emerged in the '80s you had tons of girls around the world imitating her every move & style down to the mole . kurt cobain turned grunge commercial when he was exposed to millions of kids who felt like society's outsiders looking in . hip-hop has been a huge influence on mainstream culture since the early '80s because of it's relativity . kids have not changed . young people are not mindless robots who like what you tell them to like with no opinions . the youth are always looking to be enthralled .

they want to be entertained . they want to feel as though they are a part of something that will be written about , studied , & revered 20 years later . they , like all of us old & young alike , want to be inspired . when i was a kid i saw prince prance around on stage & dazzle people with his art & i felt inspired to do the same thing . why are you music industry idiots attempting to tell us that we don't want to be touched ? why are you trying to rob us of new musical experiences ? will there ever be another motown 25 / michael jackson moonwalk experience ? will we never again hear a single like queen's "bohemian rhapsody" on the radio because the hook isn't catchy enough ? will we never see another band like the talking heads & joy division or parliament ? will there never be another artist to rival frank zappa ? will we be forced to hear different versions of the same dumb song on every single radio station every 5 minutes simply because the record label had enough money to pay off the station manager ? are we still supposed to care about mtv when there are hardly any videos in rotation ? do i even need to mention b e t or v h 1 ? are any of the classic record industry outlets working these days ? as of late it seems that artists are independently breaking ground with their own efforts . songs are being licensed for national commercials from artists' myspace pages & personal websites . ellen degeneres has been known to book musical guests from videos seen on youtube , & as i aforementioned , gnarls barkeley not only created a new genre , but they also won grammy awards for an album that was recorded in home studios & released through an indie label .

why should artists even seek major label deals ? they are completely outdated & obsolete . artists are sold the dream that talent can secure superstardom , but it becomes evident that labels only sign bands nowdays because of the band's existing fanbase & record sales , or because they dig the artist's look & want to cash in . they don't want to develop the art . they don't want the artist to express his/herself entirely . they just want the artist to comply with what will get the company a big monetary return . they sign you for millions , pimp you for pennies , then drop you a year later when the music they made you record & release is no longer relevant . you're left on the streets unsigned & irrelevant & ready to infect the world with the music you've always wanted to make , but no one will take a chance on you due to your previous material . meanwhile , the label has already put white out over your signature on the slave deal & replaced it with a younger version of you . cold game , ain't it ?

the age old model is failing . as an industry based on faithful consumers you have lost your connection with the people who matter most : the PEOPLE . you have yet to show them that you are with the changing times & able to adapt to something new . you are proving that you are too afraid to promote good music . you would rather let the monotonous drone of what is today's music remain unbalanced by substance . you would rather watch more legendary artists abandon you for direct deals with itunes & touring companies . you would rather allow the internet to defeat what should be your life's work . maybe you should excuse yourself from the next a&r meeting to go take a look in the bathroom mirror . stand there & ask yourself why you took this job , & when you realize it's simply because you wanted to be cool & "in the mix" then return to the conference room , take that gun out of your pocket , & shoot yourself in the head in front of your coworkers so that you are made an example of . if you can in fact leave that conference room & look in the bathroom mirror with pride & hunger to break the monotony then head back into that conference room , jump on top of the table & read this manifesto .

this is a challenge .
we're calling your bluff .
record labels are nothing but banks that give artists hi price loans in exchange for artistic control . put your money where your cocks are . go out on a limb & support real music for a change . find the line where the internet & the real world meet & infect more people with something magical . start building more legends . it's almost too late . interscope is dead . def jam is next . motown who ? mca what ? warner , you're not too far behind . the war sirens are ringing & you're content with playing deaf & dumb .
we're calling your bluff !
we're here to reprogram how you & the rest of the world listen to music .
we can do this together , or you can stick to your own devices & peril in the process .
we are the people . we are the future . we are the present .
who are you ?

HELP ME REACH MY FUNDRAISING GOAL FOR CHANGE!


I am fundraising for the Obama/Biden campaign and I need YOUR help! My personal goal is $350. I would really appreciate the support. This country needs it! Click the link below and it will take you to my fundraising site on the Obama website. Thanks in advance!

http://my.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/main/ROC

Some Monday Ignorance...



Not gonna lie this here is a guilty pleasure of mine. Yo Gotti ft. Gucci and Young Cash the song is called Pure Cocaine (sung to the same melody as Prince's Purple Rain. Genius you say? I agree.) But really all you need to hear is the hook and the last verse which is actually not bad in my opinion (3 minutes 45 seconds) to enjoy this song. Do it.


Orenthal J. Canseco Esquire Eric Dyson III

Tunji - "Still Risin" (produced by Kno)


My dude Tunji makes songs I wish I made. Here's one of them, off the 2dopeboyz 2 Dope Mixtape:

Tunji - "Still Risin" (produced by Kno of CunninLynguists)


ALSO: Be sure to download his group Inverse's latest project So Far: The Collection and check the Inverse blog like everyday. Links to both on my column to the right>>>>>>

9.07.2008

Game Show Beef



SLAP! hahahahahaha. I wish I knew this language.


EDIT: I just watched this again and realized most of it was in English.

Study Joints...

After a late night/early morning (5am) which ended with me and Orenthal J. waiting 20 minutes for some breakfast sandwiches at GetGo...I needed something with a little bounce to jam to while studying. Santogold is providing me with that bounce which has me doing my weekend dance (some of yall know what I'm talking about). Here is the jawn I'm listening to now:

9.06.2008

Poor Laron Landry

I didn't catch this live on Thursday, but shouts to Blackout & Sportscenter for bringing this to my attention. Brandon Jacobs lays Landry OUT.

Yup, Another Saturday

2 More joints to reminisce to (or catch up to, for you late 80's/90's babies)


Camp Lo - "Coolie High"


Nas - "Street Dreams"

My childhood was better than yours. Musically, at least.

9.05.2008

Rosenberg Strikes Again


"a footloooooooonnng"

Peter Rosenberg - "Footlong"


Spotted @ herfection

Asher Roth in the Studio

With Devin the Dude, and Sean C & LV:


With Nottz:


This kid is using is deal PROPERLY. I wanna hear that Nottz joint!

My Favorite NBA Player, Scottie Pippen, Part 2

Since I seen some new Nike Air Pippen's about to be released, I thought I'd bring up the next segment of my Pippen entry. Part 2, Scottie's top Ten Dunks. Enjoy.



Blackout "Pippen"

9.04.2008

Mario Dones - Freestyle @ Blu & Exile Show


LOL @ third person titles. Footage from the Blu & Exile show at the Shadow Lounge in Pittsburgh earlier this summer. Sound quality is poor as hell, but my face is handsome.

9.03.2008

McCain is Buggin Da F*ck Out!!!



Dis is probably da funniest shit I've heard all day!!! Yo I can't even hate on Diddy.... I respect dis dude!!! They need dis dude to b on CNN n tell da damn truth!! haha...

Songs I've been grooving too...

Listened to this album...this song was stuck in my head immediately after I listened to it...



This is a cut I loved back my first year of college (2002)

Raphael Saadiq - Blind Man - Raphael Saadiq

...and I can never go wrong with my man Van Hunt

Highlights - Van Hunt

9.02.2008

T.I. and Lil Duval doing more Shawty Lo dancing.

Woke up a 11:30am today and checked out my music site and I ran up on this in a thread. TI getting his WB frog on. View on.



Blackout "King of the South"

Illmind & Fortilive on The Wake Up Show



What.you.know.about.it.

LOL @ McCain/The Republicans Throwing the Election


No explanation necessary. They are throwing this election.
Believe me now or believe me later, but it's true.

Yeah, she's covering her stomach.

9.01.2008

Shellie Is In Da M*thaF*ckin HOUSE!!!


So BRI u weren't da last to introduce ya self!!

What up Bloggers...My name is Shellie..known as Bells 2 da fam!! Imma 22 yr. old Slippery Rock University Alumni (Class of 2008 Baby) lookin 4 a job!! Public Health Major and a Psychology Minor...So get at me if ya know of a job!!! hahaha...No really....

I guess Im best known 4 my one liners....n sheer stupidity! I love to engage in intellectual conversations about issues regarding the BLACK COMMUNITY....n understandin our history to improve all of our futures. Sankofa is my moto...(Look it up if you don't kno what it means).

Like many I support OBAMA...in fact afta listenin 2 latarian milton's radio interview I too ENDORSE BARACK OBAMA!!! No really Obama is truly a dream come true n i'm honored to b able to vote 4 such a candidate!! I am a veteran shit talker....It's all in good fun!!! hahaha...so expect interestin comments from me on ya blog posts. I believe dat laughter is a vital part of life.... N life without it isn't such a good life at all!! Therefore, it is a necessity 4 those around me 2b sum positive, funny ass, motivated individuals.... Thank the Lord I've actually got sum dope people in my life that fit the bill!!!! N to end my introduction...i'd like to quote one of da greatest songs of all time in sayin...

"Boats n Hoes. Boats n Hoes. I gotta have me my Boats n Hoes." - Step Brothers

LMAO.
**Shellie**

Funny Sunday - Mr T and his banned Snickers Commercial

If you haven't gotten your computer frozen by the many videos on World Star Hip Hop, you may have seen this video on the website. If the embedding doesnt work go to the link. Mr. T is just greatness in this commercial. Pay attention to the last 10 Seconds IN the commercial not the video.



http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhxZ2SiUHm75nTbmz8

Blackout "Pliers"