In the words of the beautiful Erykah badu:"we aint dead yet...we just livin' thru ur internet!
Wyclef Feat Lupe Fiasco-Fast Car Remix
Really Doe Feat Kanye- Plastic
Dom kennedy-Back Around
Outkast Featuring Raekwon-Royal Flush
Lil Wayne Featuring Cory Gunz- A Milli
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Being as it is a blog based loosely on Baltimore life. I'd figure i show you a glimpse of the talent comming from here.Lets start of with local( and now international) Dj/producer DJ BLAQSTARR.Dude has been putting it down in my hometown from classic hits such as Young Leek's ("Jiggle It")D.O.G.'s ("Ryda Girl"), and his own Hands Up Thumbs Down" and "You Keep on Fuckin' Around". Baltimore Club music has been big here but it's finally starting to get some national exposure thanks to the local Dj's such as Blaqstarr and Rod Lee and Frank Ski (who currently resides in Atlanta). Also due to sprinkles of the sound inside of The Neptunes array of hits.DJ Blaqstarr has even produced some of underground-phenomenon M.I.A.'s songs. The only way to describe this man's sound is "Ghetto-tech Funk". It's like James Brown's soul mixed with the baltimore street.
Here is some video
Some of my favorites
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
This is one of my favorite cd's from tupac post-death.It's a double-disc, but I rarely skip songs on each one. I feel about tupac like I feel about Nas,especially on this cd. This is simply because he goes from more violent lyrics to more changed-man type lyrics, obviously because it's probably put together from works at different times in his career. Tupac and Nas are both icon's because of the same reason people critisize them for. They're hypocrites!lol...in the lightest since of the word.But mostly everyone is a hypocrite, and feel more than one way about something. It's human nature.
This cd is a must have for any Pac fan, or somebody just looking for something to mellow out to. Production from 7 Aurelius, Johnny J, DJ Quick, BRISS & Jazze Pha give it a real chill feel. It also has a lot of guest appearances from Trick Daddy, Nas, Mya, Tyrese, the outlawz, and Big Syke.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Q-tip Midnight 08
This is from the smirnoff campaign.It's purpouse is to join iconic rappers such as Krs-one, common, and Q-tip with present-day producers such as Cool and Dre.I personally love mash-ups like this because it shows Hip-hop isn't just one thing. It's a collage of many different ideals, and in the end if you don't like a certain type of song ( soulja boi), it still correlates with the black community in some way or form.It's still Hip-Hop. Yah trick!