Tuesday, May 28, 2013

NEW MUSIC: Joey Bada$$- Word Is Bond (Prod. Statik Selektah)

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:::Sigh of relief:::
It's so fucking dope to hear some real dope hiphop like this again. Joey Bada$$ is probably one my favorite new comers in the game. He blends a wonder combination of old school inspirations with that new school diction and word play that I find to be so needed and refreshing. Needless to say, this song is dope. ~alx.O

NEW MUSIC: Tory Lanez – Fourteen & 40′s

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It's the first time I hear of this guy, Tory Lanes, but I can't say I'm disappointed. The track concept carries well over that "all I need" sample and his lyrics serve as the propellant to make this song real dope. I wanna do more research on this dude before I declare my fanship but so far, he's definitely in my good graces. ~alx.O

INTERVIEW: J. Cole On Born Sinner‘s Writing Process (Video)

Very insightful. I think I might pick up that book myself. ~alx.O

"The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron

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NEW MUSIC: Kelly Rowland Ft. Beyonce & Michelle Williams ” You Changed”

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In the latest release off her new album, Kelly reunites her former bandmates Beyonce and Michelle to make "You've Changed" which loosely feels like a sequel to her previous release "Dirty Laundry", both of which are great songs. Sorry for the audio , it's the best I could find. ShoutOut to KarenCivil for this one, she had it when no one else did. ~alx.O

NEW MUSIC: Mike Posner – I.D.G.A.F. f. Pharrell

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Lending his vocals and I'm sure production skills, Pharell jumps on the brand new track from Mike Posner  and definitely takes it to a whole new level. Definitely a dope feel good record "I.D.G.A.F." is a winner in my book. ~alx.O

NEW MUSIC: Vado – Off Hiatus (Video)

I thought this track was dope, Vado definitely got bars. My favorite had to be "Bosses take loses and workers just make excuses." Now thats some real shit right there. ~alx.O

NEW MUSIC: Jessie J - WILD (Official) ft. Big Sean, Dizzee Rascal

Jessie J returns to the music scene with a brand new look and some brand new music featuring one of Detroit's finest Big Sean and one of the U.K.'s finest Dizzee Rascal. I thought the song has a great feel and is very easy to like. I enjoyed the minimalist approach to the video, it really helped the music cut right through nicely. ~alx.O

NEW VIDEO: The Bullitts Ft. Yasiin Bey, Jay Electronica & Lucy Liu “They Die By Dawn”

It's been a minute since I've heard anything from Mr. Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def and Jay Electronica, thankfully the rarely disappoint. Taken from unreleased footage from the film "They Die, By Dawn" this is the title track by The Bullitts.  

NEW MUSIC: Mac Miller- "Goosebumpz"

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I wouldn't call myself the biggest Mac Miller fan, but this track is bananas. Definitely considering copping that album now. ~alx.O

INTERVIEW: Nicki Minaj vs. Peter Rosenberg On HOT97 Morning Show

Although normally I find these guys to be horrible interviewers, I'm not a hater, they knocked this one out the park. This was a really dope interview. ~alx.O

NEW MUSIC: Emilio Rojas “Tomorrow Never Comes”

It kills me how Emilio Rojas can still be so underestimated and underrated. I been following him now for 3 years and everything I've heard from his really dope, not a single wack track. Of the new era of young artists he's probably one of my favorites. Always original and always bringing hard bars over hard beats via deep and well delivered concepts. "Tomorrow Never Comes" is just another great addition to what is already starting to be a solid catalog of music. "No Shame, No Regrets" coming soon. ~alx.O