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30.9.13

Tanya Morgan "Never Too Much" ft Nitty Scott, MC [MV]



Tanya Morgan is dope. When they originally formed back in '03, they "decided to name themselves "Tanya Morgan" as an inside joke to trick hip-hop crate-diggers and sample-searchers into thinking their album was from an old-school female soul singer. Ten years later, after receiving critical acclaim by numerous key publications (Billboard, the LA Times, NY Magazine, Vibe, SPIN, XXL, etc.); being mentored by ?uestlove and Black Thought of The Roots; and collaborating with an array of impressive artists that ranges from 88 Keys to Drake, Tanya Morgan is still here."

That's pretty cool. lol

28.9.13

Jus Mic "No Church"


I know people who can rhyme and sing well...but never Rhyme THIS good and SING this good, too. I've been a fan of Jus Mic's music for a few years (but this project with Mick Boogie is what started it for me 2009). He's worked with some incredible people, rocked stages and now is coming out of "hibernation," so to speak. This is his new single, "No Church" [video in the works].

All I ask if that you listen to the words before letting the title turn you off (says the Christian man lol).



JusMic.com

27.9.13

Chicago Bulls "Winning TM" Vest [Mitchell & Ness]


Fall weather is coming, my friends. And with it my favorite fashion pieces. I've been getting into vests more lately. Not like...sweater vests (but I did find one I never wore that might work) but outerwear vests.

Mitchell & Ness has some pretty ill Nylon (outside) Polyester (inside) NBA themed vests perfect for the "cool" weather.

25.9.13

DNA Structures Bookcase


Cattelan Italia has some really dope designs for furniture. As much as I use my tablet to read now (I've read a lot of books on Kindle and after my official giveaway through Zinio I've been reading a lot of magazines on there, too) I still love BOOKS. I have a pretty nice library going but THIS....this would look dope in my room/office/house.

23.9.13

Staple: The Cord Brim Pigeon Hat

Staple has a dope hat in the form of The Cord Brim Pigeon hat. Crazy ill detail (and nice color scheme in navy and wine/maroon). This is a great hat for fall. Check out these detailed pics below along with a good shirt to pair it with.

22.9.13

Kevin Gates "MYB" ft Starlito MV



Kevin Gates reminds me of an early Master P. His drawl in this song in particular is my argument but I don't intend to make this a comparison. I've been hearing his name for a while but never listened to recently. And his latest project is pretty dope (as is his story).

20.9.13

R.A. The Rugged Man ft Brother Ali & Masta Ace "The Dangerous 3"



Now...if THIS isn't one of the illest collaborations of all time then I don't know what it.

Brother Ali...R.A. the Rugged Man and Masta ACE??? These 3 could lyrically eat anyone.

19.9.13

Essince Throwback: Coo Coo Cal "In My Projects" MV



In honor of my recent post about Milwaukee MC, Rell Cash I alluded to another WI rapper, Coo Coo Cal who's "In My Projects" track was a hit back in the early 2000s.

I'm sure what happened with him since and I only know of that one track, but here's another midwest classic for your viewing pleasure.

17.9.13

Rell Cash "2566" EP


Milwaukee is a Midwestern city that I believe is often overlooked, as is Wisconsin, for more than just their music. I forreal don't remember a Brewer-city MC since Coo Coo Cal but that's not for lack of talent by any means.

16.9.13

Vestal Rosewood Watch


I've always been a watch lover and this "Rosewood" timepiece by Vestal is calling my name.

Made of blue acetate, and water-resistant, the Rosewood could be a great addition to your pre-fall wardrobe.

PARTYNEXTDOOR


I don't know anything about PARTYNEXTDOOR. I was on Livemixtapes checking something from another MC in my email and clicked on this. Mostly because of the OVO upload title. I had no expectations and I'm selective on what I actually make hard drive space for vs what I stream nowadays. iPod retail is limited but I think there may be a new tenant.

14.9.13

"Zilla" Bobby Brackins ft Koto


There's something about an artist baring his/her soul for public display that I really like and respect. It's hard enough to admit feelings to your friends much less expose yourself (so to speak) to the internet, which is statistically the meanest place in the universe.

13.9.13

Brother Ali "Left in the Deck" + Tour



Brother Ali gets my vote for one of the best rappers alive...possibly ever. I've met him and seen him rock live a few times and his crowd control and abilities on the mic are unparalleled.

This is his new album produced by Jake One.

12.9.13

Last Kings: AZTEC PHARAOH TEE


I recently started following Tyga's clothing line, Last Kings on instagram and they have some really ill designs. I'd never seen it in stores or on people in the real world (and not for lack of ill designs) so I went looking for their site and stumbled across this...

Complete with occult symbolism that will make any Youtube Conspiracy Theorist hard, this design is pretty ill and comes in white, too.

11.9.13

Jonn Hart "Aint' Worried About Nothin'" [R&B cover]



You may remember Jonn Hart [@4JonnHart] from his club hit, "Who Booty" ft Iamsu! (or the remix with French Montana) but dude can sing and I always liked R&B covers of songs and he did his thing on this.

I'm interested to see what he'll be able to do this year. He's been doing a lot of shows and making some moves so I'm looking forward to seeing this kid's growth this year.

9.9.13

Crimxon "She Said" MV



I've featured Toronto artist, Crimxon a few times. The kid is nice. "She Said" is from his upcoming project, "The City or Champagne" and describes this song as, "The haunting imagery portrays the story of a boy who slowly looses grasp on a girl who's love was a figment of his own intoxicated desires, eventually realizing what "she said" was nothing more than a fantasy."

Deep.

7.9.13

King Chip - 44108


He's back, y'all. Chip is THE man to look to as far as going from independence to success who continues to grow. He had songs that were hot in E. Cleveland then was selling out shows across the state, then made the trek to CA and is now represented by CAA but keeps representing where he's from.

Scarface, GLC, Chevy Woods, Pusha T, Ray Cash, Layzie Bone...not some bad features if you ask me. lol Check it out.

6.9.13

BACK[pack] 2 SCHOOL

Welcome back students. It's that time of year again. What batter way to show off how much you've changed over the summer than to show off your new style? I picked a few different styles that I'm sure will keep eyes on your sack bag.

4.9.13

Essince Throwback: Big Daddy Kane "Smooth Operator" MV



That's right, y'all. Can't celebrate Throwback Thursday without an appearance from Big Daddy Kane. Kane is the man. Not many MCs today can step to him...ain't no half steppin' yo.

Frankie08 "Rookies To Legends"


I think if I told people these were unreleased Guru tracks people would believe me. And I mean that as a compliment. This kid is nice but his voice has that Gangstarr quality. Production is nice and anyone who has an intro like that is cool in my book [Joe Pesci forever!).

3.9.13

K. Vincent "The End is Near" MV



I've known K. Vincent for a minute and always respected his ability. This kid is sitting on an album that he needs to drop but his "Shit is Real" project is sick.

Be on the lookout for more from him very soon.

Seriously.

2.9.13

Los Angeles Lakers Hat for The Kobe 8 Venice Beach

You like sneakers. You like to coordinate. You like with your hat matches your sneakers...right?