Thursday, February 13, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
A3C last year was crazy! I'm glad I had the chance to be apart of it and connect with some of my favorite artist. Fat shouts to my brother @LifeNLenses for capturing a great event. Check my slime's site for some ill pics www.lifenlenses.com
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Thursday, January 16, 2014
Keep ya eyes locked in for my slime Bric Flair's new project "A$ton 3:16" dropping real soon. TRUST me this project is sounding crazy. Scott Steiner is just a teaser of what's to come.
Circa 2013. Turnt x Burnt Tour Orlando FL.
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Now I know it's been MONTHS since I posted anything, but I assure you that its all for the better! 2013 was by far one of my best years to date. I never would of imagined all the opportunities that came to me and before anything I'm just grateful. I plan to come at yall neck even harder this year! (pause)
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Friday, August 16, 2013
Its been four days since Big Sean released "Control" and studios are lit up all over the country putting together diss tracks in response to Kendrick Lamar's now overwhelmingly famous verse. The reaction of the Hip-Hop community was predictable. Outraged. Kendrick has undeniably skyrocketed to the top in the last few years and has made it a point to give his feedback on the state of the Hip-Hop game as a whole. He was quoted saying “I just think we need the proper balance. Sometimes, things will get a little over the edge and corny, but it’s cats like myself that put that depth in the game and still have fun and bring that fun banging energy and even have something to say. So if we stay passionate, keep grinding and showing love to the music we will regain control of our creativity and with that balance will come on its own and once it does, the hip-hop game will be good.” The verse is serving as motivation for other artists to prove him wrong. Giving them something to talk about while also uniting them. It lit a fire under the ass of Hip-Hop. ICE T tweeted: "I love how ONE verse woke Hip Hop the F--- up. It's been a LONG time sinc people talked about ANYTHING someone said in their rhyme."
Later on he continued to tweet, "I'm sure there's gonna be a lot of replies and diss tracks. Don't trip. It's just Hip Hop. ... Hey, Hip Hop stripes are born in battle. Me and LL (Cool J) did our thing back in the day. It's part of the game." I can't say I disagree Ice. Kendrick Lamar is now at the center of a legendary Hip-Hop battle royale and is controlling this game like a puppet-master.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
I was on NPR radio and came across the lost J-Dilla Scrolls being featured on NPR's SnapJudgement Podcast. Because there is still a lot of buzz and excitement surrounding the early 2013 discovery of J-Dilla's record collection by UHF owner Jeff Bubeck, who else better deserves to be honored on Throwback Thursday ?
Dilla was a Detroit bred musician by the birth name of James Yancey A.K.A "J-Dilla" or "Jay Dee. He was one of Hip-Hop's most influential artists to this day. He has left his stamp on projects with royalty such as De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, A Tribe Called Quest, Slum Village and Common. Yancey passed away on February 10th, 2006 at the age of 32 and although his time in the spotlight was short lived, we haven't come close to forgetting his legacy. Dilla earned respect quickly with his "old-school" production and rap styles. The last six years of his career he thrived. Dilla's exposure to music came at a very early age. His mother Maureen was an opera singer and his father a jazz bassist. Maureen Yancey said "our home was always filled with music and it was no surprise when I started noticing my baby's talent. Dilla's interest in music started at age 2. He carried 45s on his arm and turntables to the park every day, to spin records - and this was in downtown Detroit" Dilla's success with his rap trio Slum Village earned him the opportunity to start working in the studio for A Tribe Called Quest. This launched his career into overdrive and Dilla became one of the most sought after producers in the industry.
The Lost Scrolls EP was released February 2013
The Anthem EP was released April 2013 along with the announcement of J Dilla’s long-lost album The Diary in 2014.
Check out the SnapJudgement Podcast http://nprmusic.tumblr.com/post/55705656563/when-record-store-owner-jeff-bubeck-buys-an-old
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Despite the overwhelming positive response to Jay-Z's latest album Magna Carta Holy Grail. There was one little twitter bird who couldn't hold back. Earlier today the youngest member of Odd Future took to twitter to express his dislike for the project. A few days back Earl also expressed his dislike for Suit and Tie knocking Jay-Z's verse. As today progressed Earl eventually told his followers that if they supported MCHG to unfollow him. Earl alluded to Jay-Z's success with MCHG was due to the size of his name and nothing more.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Today JENESIS magazine released their summer 2013 digital issue with featuring IAMSU! The Issue not only has a 31minute introductory IAMSU! mixtape but additional features with Cam Kirk, Phreshy Duzit, Childish Major, Chuuwee, Rome Fortune, Mibbs, Elliott Wilson & MORE! Check it out.
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Jay-Z gave us a little under a month to prepare for the release of Magna Carta Holy Grail , which dropped today for online download via Samsung at midnight. The download was provided free courtesy of Samsung to the first million users who had the Samsung MCHG app. According to Forbes this is the best opening-week for sales of Jay-Z's career. Although we will all be listening to MCHG for the next month incessantly it is Thursday. Throwback Thursday. Its not hard to forget where an artist started. With that being said, Im going to take you back to 1997 where Jay-Z seemed to have predicted his future. Reasonable Doubt - "Can't Knock the Hustle."
Typically on a Wednesday I would be writing about a dope Female killin' it in the industry, but today is July 3rd. So it seems only fitting that I pay homage to "July 3rd" by People Under the Stairs. Have a safe Independence Day & Enjoy!
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
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