Category Archives: MUSIC

KANYE WEST – STRONGER (VH1 STORYTELLERS)

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Kanye’s whole performance on VH1 Storytellers was crazy. I loved the set ‘cuz of the lights and the stage. I don’t know if anyone noticed but the stage seemed to be up at an angle, which I thought was really creative.

One of my favorite songs of the entire performance was Stronger. Even though they used drums for the entire performance I really liked how it sounded on Stronger.

Kanye West – Stronger (VH1 Storytellers)

I just peeped the pictures from the performance over at VH1’s storytellers page. These are some of my favorites:

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The folks over at KanyeLive did it real major by making a mixtape of all the tracks Kanye performed.

Click here to download the mixtape or single tracks.

JAMIE FOXX – BLAME IT (FEAT. T-PAIN) [VIDEO]

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OREN LAVIE – HER MORNING ELEGANCE

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I really like this video. I like to think of it as OK Go’s Here It Goes Again + Adele’s Chasing Pavements video(s) on crack.

Once again, my brother put me on this video. I’m beginning to really consider making my brother a co-author for this blog ‘cuz it seems like every other day he’s putting me one video or song.

The video is directed by Oren Lavie, Yuval and Merav Nathan, and it features Shir Shomron. I really like these stop motion style music videos, and I’m thinking about making one of my own.

Her Morning Elegance is off Oren Lavie’s The Opposite Side of the Sea album. I really like the two album covers for the album:

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Click here to see Oren Lavie on MySpace.

KID CUDI & KANYE WEST FREESTYLE ON 106 & PARK

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Kid Cudi is definitely on his come up, but ‘Ye kills it on that freestyle. Now I’m on a f***ing mission to find that song.

For some reason when I saw this video I thought of a line from Yeezy’s verse on E-40’s Tell Me When To Go (Remix):

“Ay pimp, its Yay pimp/40 told me they f**k wit’ me in the bay pimp.”

Go figure!

BOBBY VALENTINO – THE REBIRTH (FEATURING DOTTITE PEOPLES)

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I just got the new Bobby Valentino album, The Rebirth, and that s**t is pure FIRE! This is probably the only album, besides Ryan Leslie’s album, where every song is a 5-star song.

Bobby Valentino always has the best intros for his albums, but the intro for The Rebirth is on some other s**t. He definitely should’ve made it a full track ‘cuz this s**t is knockin’ (I said this about the intros for his two other albums).

Aight. Let me cut the bulls**t. Listen for yourself and tell me if this doesn’t set the tone for the rest of the album.

Bobby Valentino – The Rebirth (Featuring Dottite Peoples)

TO MY VALENTINE…

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OK. In case you haven’t notice, today is Valentine’s Day, and even though I’m single it’s only right that I do this.

I have two valentines, one of which is my mom. Once I’m done with this post I’m gonna call her to wish her a Happy Valentine’s Day. It’s hard to express your love for someone who’s over 5OOO miles away, but the least I can do is call. Happy Valentine’s Day Mum. I love you.

As for the other person, whose name I’m obviously not going to disclose, I think it’s only right that I dedicate this song to you because every single word in this song rings true for me. Happy Valentine’s Day lady.

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about me. It’s for all the lovers out there, so I’m also gonna have to dedicate this song to all the lovers out there.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

THE ANTI VALENTINE’S DAY E-CARD

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Trust me, I’m all for Valentine’s Day, but I think this is a really creative campaign fo Kanye West’s album, 8O8s and Heartbreaks.

Click here to see the e-card.

THE COMPLEX VALENTINE’S DAY MIXTAPE

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‘Cuz flowers and chocolates can only get you so far, the guys over at Complex have decided to give you some help.

They’ve come up with a 28-song mixtape that’ll help you set the mood right until the afterglow.

Here’s a lil’ preview of the track listing.

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Click here for more info.

P.S. – Olivia Munn is looking so right in that pic.

DRAKE – SO FAR GONE (MIXTAPE)

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Finally, the wait is over! October’s Very Own Drake just released his 3rd official project, So Far Gone, yesterday.

This mixtape is sure to be fire. I am yet to listen to the entire project, but I’ve heard snippets of about two songs and that s**t is knockin’. Once I get out of work, I’ll be devoting the rest of my day to this mixtape.

Here’s the tracklisting.

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Click here to download the mixtape. *UPDATED LINK*

THE-DREAM – ROCKIN’ THAT THANG (VIDEO)

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This video is fresh.

I admire exceptional video production, and although, as music fans, we tend to call a lot of music videos wack, it is important to understand that there’s only a handful of individuals who have actually mastered the craft of video production.

The video is produced by none other than Ray Kay. He has produced some of your favorite videos, including Trey Songz’ “Last  Time,” Cassie’s “Me and U,” and The-Dream’s hit single “Shawty Is a 10.”

I think I’ve thrown enough info at you, so just sit back and enjoy the video.