I've been a fan of Reverie's for a minute and was really interested to hear her new project, The Transition.
I'm really a fan of her introspective lyricism. Having someone open up and reveal her perceived shortcomings and insecurities to the world is pretty cool. And it's honesty like this which has helped her build a strong and loyal fan base.
I hate to post something so sad so close to the Christmas celebration but sometimes things don't happen when we'd like them to (not that a young death is ever in our plans).
I found out a friend of mine lost his battle with cancer today at age 22 and I honestly don't know how to express my feelings in words...I told 2 of his siblings I loved them and reminded them that I'm here but I don't know what to say...I've been in similar situations many, many times and it never gets easier...I'll probably lay low for a bit but usually cope through music so I posted one of my favorite songs to listen to in this situation.
Sucks I have a playlist ready for these situations.
I've always been big on the watches and have quite the collection starting from the casual Sabo I got in Bangkok to an ill white leather Fossil watch my Japanese ex got me in Tokyo (we're still cool and it's a nice-ass watch. I'm wearing it. lol) to the fancier Bell&Ross (as seen in my last style guide) to my Breitling. I'm about the time piece as an accessory.
That being said I'm digging this Gold Crown watch by Puma. I surprisingly don't have any gold watches and this caught my eye.
If you're reading this then congratulations, not only can you read but you've survived the misunderstanding of the 3 calendar system that has become the "Mayan Apocalypse".
Quick history lesson before celebration. The Mayans had 3 calendars with different lengths. The short explanation is that this calendar represented 5,200 cycles of a 360 day period which ended 12-21-12. This calendar is to calculate earth cycles (which modern scientists agree is 25,920 years) and astrological movements. This is more the end of an age/era than the end of the world and identifies an alignment of the Midwinter Solstice sun with the galactic center.
But whatever. Here's a song with the word "Mayan" in it by Masspike Miles. Relax and enjoy your life (but don't waste it).
I've always been a big fan of @Copywrite, which caused me to have him host a[n unreleased] mixtape of mine a few years ago to getting his last few CDs to eventually doing tour booking for him. Videos and songs like this off the new MHz Legacy CD remind me why I'm such a fan. RJD2 is DOoope and Tage does his thing, as usual.
I can't say that I'm big on numerology (though I am aware of the significance of certain numbers. That being said this is my 666th post and it's on the Christian Sabbath so I felt this was an appropriate video to counter the negativity of the #.
This is the video for "MayDay" by Lecrae with the beautiful Ashthon Jones and the one and only Big K.R.I.T. off Lecrae's album "Gravity".
GLC is dope. I've been a fan of his since I heard him on that Drive Slow joint and met him in Cleveland a few years back and chopped it up about bringing him out to Japan at one point. (our interview is out on the youtube if you care enough to search for it).
I gotta give it up to my girl DJ Kachina for expanding my musical tastes. She spun some really ill chillwave in her mixes on our show, Urban Tribe Radio (which will be back but click for past episodes).
I'd seen this Toro y Moi video a few other places but lightweight slept on it til I saw the homie, DJ Hypen (KUBE 93, Seattle) post it on his blog. I respect his taste so I checked it out and video is CLEAN. Song is chill. Girl is fine. Everybody wins.
I've been supporting/crushing on Snow tha Product for a majority of this year since I saw an interview with her last winter and she's been steady doing her thing. Rumor has is she signed with Atlantic. Is this true? I saw it on a FB comment so I have no idea whether it's true or not and I didn't bother to look it up. lol
Regardless, congrats on your growth and here's to good nights and better mornings.
I've featured a few HEX bags/accessories in the past but I've always had my eye on theirAcademy Backpack. I love the adaptability and versatile nature of gray and this bag has all the proverbial 'bells and whistles' needed for anyone from student to business person to accessory afficianado.
I took it for a shoot in the beautiful midwest woods to show its style and versatility (pictures taken by Adam Smith). Check out a few more pictures and for a complete style breakdown of my outfit check below.
Apparently she's an actress, too (pardon my ignorance, Paigey). But she's cute and can spit and has a British accent so everything's working for me. lol Check her video below and download the project here.
My girl, DJ Kachina hipped me to this video telling me I'd love it and would probably blog it...far be it from me to call her a liar. I loved it and here we are.
This is Alexander Spit's video for "Facemelter". The song is ill and the video is on some crazy Adult Swim bump transition vibe (but definitely has it's own thing). Turn up the HD and enjoy this & Alysha Nett.
Pittsburgh's own, Matt Bakos drops his new video for the Chuck Inglish produced "One Day". Pittsburgh is the most confusing city on the earth if you're driving there and not FROM there. I get lost every time I'm there...guaranteed. lol
But they have some ill music (Word to Owey). Respect nonetheless. Bakos does his thing.
I didn't notice @DjSkee was behind this til I heard him on the intro but I respect him immensely (another midwest cat, btw). I'm currently listening but so far this tape goes so enjoy this Bay Area project by @Loverance.
Though I'm doing some work with the real Freeway Rick Ross (look him up), I can't lie and say I'm not a Rozay fan. He's dope. And the OH homie, Stalley is growing on MMG and I'm interested to see what he's able to do. This video is ill. I love the imagery and scenery and direction of it and am a sucker for the architecture of old churches.
Jus Mic has been doing his thing for a minute and is one of the most talented dudes I've heard. I hype people a lot but as far as people I generally am inspired by there are very few. I believe dude has the ability to be whatever he wants (MC, Singer, Poet...whatever).
He's coming out of hiding and has some great things in the works for 2013. Word to Cleveland.
PM Dawn's "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" is my JAM. I first heard it on Rhino Record's "Millenium Hip Hop party" [don't act like you didn't have it]. This is definitely from the early 90s Daisy Age of hiphop [Word to De La].
Lloyd recently sampled this (which samples "Hush" by Deep Purple). Or maybe he sampled the original...that makes more sense but whatever. Just watch. lol
When I was in school I worked at Burlington Coat Factory. This girl named Corrina asked "What Is You?" to me while I was eating lunch. My girl Shawna told her I was Mexican [Which isn't true, I'm Honduran] and Corinna goes "Ewww. Mexicans be some stalkers".
What a bitch.
It got increasingly ignorant from there but I'll let ju enjoy the bideo. lol
I believe the parody king title was handed down from the illustrious Wierd Al Yankovic to Chingo Bling.
I've been a fan of Mikey Rocks for a minute (I think a little more than his Cool Kids counterpart, Chuck Inglish to be honest) and his last project "Lap of Luxury" was ill and this is his first single off of volume 1.5.