Friday, May 29, 2009

Street Dreams X Natas Kaupas (streets on fire clip)

I took out the boards today, skated around a bit. Besides Hawai'i weather being ridiculously humid right now I had fun haha It inspired me to do this post ...

Im sure everybody has heard of this movie, if you havn't here's the trailer. Rob Dyrdek brings out p.rod, shekler, and T.K and makes a motion picture about the street aspect of skating. When I go back to NYC im def checking out this movie, we'll see if its good or not ...

Now lets go throwback. Natas Kaupas is def a legend in who can be credited as a forefather of skating street. Youtube Natas Kaupas and watch his biography, some interesting stuff. Anyway, heres a clip from the old skateboard movie, "streets of fire". Natas rips ...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mike Posner - Kiss Me Thru The Phone Remix

everyones favorite guilty pleasure on the radio gets flipped by the illest dude doing it right now, dl the song and then check Posner doing what he does best.

damn... now check what he does to a Beyonce song ...

Monday, May 25, 2009

Kobe X Lebron X The Cool Kids

Not sure if this will air on television, but Nike put on the Cool Kids "Cooler Than Me" in this skit ... pretty sick

and remember when I posted "The Shot" , well I think Lebron got some Cleveland redemption ... 

And for the record ... Kobe > Lebron, but I'll save my black mamba post for when the Lakers win the finals.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Late Night with The Roots

The producers of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon scored huge when they grabbed The Roots as the house band for their show.  They have been killing it!!! The Roots dirties up any song, and they def make any artist sound better with the best live hip hop band backing them up.  Check out what happened when Rick Ross, Public Enemy, and Ludacris came on the show.  

Rick Ross x The Roots doing "Magnificent"

Ludacris x The Roots doing Theater of the Mind medley

Public Enemy x The Roots doing "Bring the Noise"

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Santigold - Your Voice

This is on some reggae dub type of vibe, very interesting and yes it is dope ... PLEASE check it out

(if you can't give props for that thrasher magazine hoodie, you lame ... go home ... )

Friday, May 15, 2009

A Hip Hop History: Black Eyed Peas

before they were 3008 (even before 2000 and late), the black eyed peas were not the group you hear on the radio today.  Before they recruited vocalist Fergi the peas presented a very different brand of hip hop.  Their 1998 release Behind The Front showed a more lyrical group, that chose to stay closer to the essence of hip hop.  Hip hop heads might remember this song ... 

But regular hip hop heads might not remember the group, the Atbann Klann. Early Black Eyed Peas were gangster! The group contained original group members Will.I.Am and Apl.De.Ap.  Signed to Eazy E's label Ruthless Records (also responsible for groups such as Bone Thugs), Atbann Klann never released an album ... I'm kind of disappointed the Black Eyed Peas don't stick to more of their roots ... 

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Ryan Leslie X Mike Posner performances

As a avid music listener and hip hop enthusiast I believe one of the best ways to judge a new artist, is by their performance. When a music act puts on a dope show, you know he or she is real serious about their craft and they have passion for their music. Here are two up and coming artist who show that even through adversity, they still go out and do it big for the fans. Legends in the making

Ryan Leslie performs in the rain

Mike Posner rocks show with no mic (cuts around 2:18)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Best Hip-hop album so far this year .... ROSS!!!!

and im not even a rick ross fan ... Officer Ricky's third major label release, "Deeper than rap" is legit, and this is coming from a guy who always has reflection eternal or the midnight marauders on rotation. Rick Ross goes hard on all tracks. The production is straight up amazing and Ross seems to have pick his featured artist carefully.  The lyrics are ... Rick Ross lyrics but hey sometimes I love the ignorant shit too HAHA  Props to the Boss for this. Jadakiss "Kiss of death" was a close second, and the DOOM album third (gotta give it up to the underground somehow).

Rick Ross - Deeper Than Rap (2009)

And this video is just baller as hell....

Thursday, May 7, 2009

"The Shot"

If you're like me, you've been glued to the tv (mainly espn, tnt, and abc). THE PLAYOFFS, where amazing happens haha And if your smart you've been routing for the LAKE SHOW because, they will take the ship this year. But anyway lets go throwback and pay homage to the GOAT. "The Shot" that started it all ...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Maxwell - Pretty Wings

Maxwell is back so that only means real R&B is back. No offense to everyone on the radio right now: the dream, trey songz, loyd, etc, etc. But Maxwell puts out R&B the ol' gs can listen to, soo soulful. Anyway, this is an amazing song ...

PRETTY WINGS (download)

Mayer Hawthorne - Just Ain't Gonna Work Out (official video)

Saw this on the KICKS/HI page as I was scouting out what i wanted to buy when i get back to the islands (can't wait to be back home), Mayer Hawthorne brings us some dope music with that nostalgic flavor ...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Page Feat Drake - Still Fly

Toronto Rappers !!!!!!! Drake has to be the best thing about Canada right now haha Are there any Drake haters out there ?!? btw the animation dope


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Nyle - Let the beat build

Don;t really know who Nyle is. But "let the beat build" is my favorite song off the Carter III, so this is interesting ...

Nyle "Let The Beat Build" from Nyle on Vimeo.