Friday, April 12, 2013

Joey Bada$$ “XXL Freshman” Freestyle

I've been following Joey Bada$$ for a little bit now and I'll tell you, this cat is the truth. I love the hybrid elements of golden era and new school that he and whole pro era team are bringing to Hip Hop. Definitely deserving of his seat on The XXL freshmen roster. ~alx.O

J.Cole Explains Born Sinner Concept

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J.Cole’s Born Sinner will finally see the light on June 25th. And in a recent interview with MTV, he explains why he abandoned the basketball themes of his previous project and the concept behind his new album.
 ”It’s not necessarily a church theme and it’s not really about church,” he explained. “I like my album themes to be metaphors because it gives me the freedom to speak about something else that’s going on in my life, so the Born Sinner thing is not about church, it’s not even about religion. It’s using that as canvas to get other messages across and that’s what the album will be.”

INTERVIEW: Drake visits Elliot Wilson on his 'Keep it thoro" on East Village Radio

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While in town for tomorrow’s Jordan Brand Classic at the Barclay Center, Drake crashed YN’s “Keep It Thoro” show this evening on East Village Radio. If you weren’t tuned in, here’s what you missed.

Part 1: Speaks on his next album, “Started From The Bottom” and “5Am In Toronto”.

Part 2: Reveals he plans to release two songs next week, one which initially was a remix to “Started From The Bottom” now a DJ Khaled track with Rick Ross.

Part 3: Speaks on the his relationship with The Weeknd and working with 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar, and Future.

Part 4: Touches on Weezy’s health scare, says he no issues with Pusha T, dismisses Rihanna and threw shots at Breezy. “His insecurities are the reason I make better music than him…I’m more popping than him…At one point the woman he loves fell into my lap and I did what a real nigga would do and treated her with respect.”

Yo Gotti - Ain't No Turning Around Ft. Jadakiss (Official Music Video)

I've never really been a Yo Gotti fan but this one here spoke to me in a real way. The song itself is pretty dope, especially with Jadakiss laying down some real tough bars. I have deep appreciation for hood/grudgy/gangsta looking videos, maybe it's because it's very reminiscent to the rap videos I saw growing up in the early to late 90's, but this one here did a real good job of capturing that hood element.    Who knows, maybe this one is the one that turns me into a Yo Gotti fan, guess we'll just have to wait and see. ~alx.O

Ghostface Killah- Rise Of the Black Suits

Although the storytelling of the video was lil slow paced and at times too slow, I thought the overall package was pretty cool. The song has that signature Ghostface sound we all know and love and the visuals complimented it very well. I definitely wanna see where they take this though, It feels like this is just part of many videos in this story plot. Hopefully they pick up the pace next time. ~alx.O