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Stalley x Rick Ross x August Alsina "One More Shot"

Stalley's affiliation/relationship with MMG has always intrigued me. I was skeptical when he signed but surprisingly, Ross hasn't tried to change his style or image in any way and is letting Stalley be Stalley. It's great.

I was getting images of Jin with Ruff Ryders for a minute but nope! He's here and has remained patient and being rewarded for it. I hope this single takes off. This is pretty chill slick.

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DJ Caesar with Remy Ma on #WeekendWork

The homie DJ Caesar (@DJ_Caesar) caught up with Remy Ma during "Mayweather vs Maidana 2" weekend. Remy stops by #WeekendWork on Sirius XM's Shade45 to discuss her thoughts on the fight & the battle scene. She has plans to start her own male vs female battle league. Check it out and tune in Saturdays from 10-noon EST.


Taj (former Dipset) "Ain't Like Us"

Former Dipset member, Taj Mahal (@TheRealTajMahal) releases his new single, "Ain't Like Us" just dropped. His new album, #POWER is coming this month and features Fred The Godson, French Montana, Glasses Malone and more.


Crooks & Castles "The Savior Raglan"

I felt this was an appropriate post for a Sunday, as I sit here in this Brooklyn apartment before the Thaitanium show at SOB's tonight. Crooks & Castles has always had some ill pieces and I've always lightweight liked raglans.


Lil Dicky "Lemme Freak" MV

Man Lil Dicky became a quick favorite of mine with some of his past videos. He's really funny and creative song-wise and visually. He's actually a dope rapper so don't let the comedy of it through you off. Check it....


Cousin Fik, Clyde Carson & Decadez "Higher Than U R"

Clyde Carson is one of my favorite MCs right now. I met Cousin Fik a year or so ago at a club in Oakland and he was mad cool. They partnered up with Decadez to bring this acoustic guitar-riffed track to the people.

I present to you, "Higher Than U R".


Big Sean x E40 "IDFWU

I like DJ Mustard. It took me a long time to realize what he was saying in his vocal tag but his beats slap. Of course you have to have Bay area legend, E-feezy Fonzereezy (E40) on this track. I haven't heard from Big Sean in awhile (I also haven't been checking for him, to be all the way real). But I like it and I think you might, too.


HIP HOP VANCOUVER x Dizaster Interview

You all know I'm a big battle rap nerd and connected with the people at Hip Hop Vancouver. They did a great interview with one of the scene's most recognizable stars, Dizaster.

The first Dizaster battle I saw was against The Sauraus. I didn't like him, to be honest. His style is very unique and different and it became somewhat of an acquired taste but the more I watched the more I appreciated him. Not JUST his abilities (I see the whole forced syllables and putting too many words into verses) but his PASSION in what he's doing and where he sees the culture is nothing short of inspiring.

He did a great interview with my people at Hip-Hop Vancouver and opened up about rumors, Total Slaughter, and so much more.


TY$ "Sign Language"

I've been a fan of TY$ for a while. Been a big fan of his "Beach House 2" project, especially. He recently dropped his "Sign Language" mixtape and I'm sharing it with you.

Check it and get hip.


ESSINCE interview with DJ Caesar [Shade45]

My last trip to NY I linked up with New Jersey's own DJ CAESAR. He's been making some serious waves lately not only on Sirius XMs SHADE45 but he was on the cover of the latest issue of Hood Illustrated Magazine. He gives some great information for upcoming DJs on How to Break into Radio, How much control the DJs REALLY have at radio, and the best way for artists to link with DJs. (and more).

Shout out to Burlington Coat Factory


Best Nike Commercial Ever: Ball Handles

This dude has handles....ball handles!

ESSINCE THROWBACK: Neyo x Peedi Peedi "Stay" MV

So I was browsing Spotify...well...actually I was listening to the "Freaknik The Musical" Soundtrack (remember that special on Adult Swim? My favorite animated musical ever. Word up) and I ended up listening to some T-Pain songs and head a collab with Neyo and went, MAN, that song he did with Peedi Crakk was nasty [then Peedi Peedi then back to Crakk].

So I present to you, on this fine Throwback Thursday, Neyo and Peedi [Peedi/Crakk]'s 2005 single, "Stay With Me".

Dedicated to you...


Shiny Tortoise "Miami Vice" Sunglasses [Buyer's Choice]

Whatchu know about them tortoise shell Miami Vices?


Labor Day Leg Day mix via Chingo Bling

It's Labor Day, y'all. And besides doing some light computer work I'm staying away from the labor as much as I can. [Actually out of town for a funeral and chilling in a pretty nice hotel room in Dayton, OH] BUT, I'm still feeling the after-effects from a recent workout. I'm mad sore from squats and burpees and lunges n sh!t. I wish I had Chingo Bling's "Labor Day Leg Day" workout mix then.