Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New Music: @Tip - "She Will" [Download]

And just like that, TIP all over your favorite's shit. Murdering it...

Take Care...


Got it from FLEX.


Bruno Mars - "It Will Rain" [Video]

Word to the Grammy Music...I smell a project. Stay logged in for details...


New Music: @ILLAFLOW x @GizzleRose - "6'7" (Freestyle)" + "I'm Doin Me" [Downloads]

Word to Asterik. Heard that Higher Learning is coming, will have it! In the meantime...




Mishka Holiday 2011 Lookbook [Video]

Check out the latest from Team MISHKA. They present their Holiday 2011 look book teaser. Features Canadian artists: Azari & III, Zeds Dead, Blank Capsule, High Park, and Disco Mavens.

Directed by Nick Genova

Aye Toronto...


Rocawear "Occupy All Streets" T-Shirts

I don't know about you, but I would like one of these joints. No word on price tag yet. Unfortunately, you and I both will have to wait until Friday, November 11th, exclusively on

Available now HERE, for $22.00 + tax & fees.


We Out: Eddie Murphy Bows Out Of Oscar's Gig

Do you all remember when we said Eddie Murphy would be hosting (historically) the most difficult award show ever? Yeah, well scratch that.

Eddie Murphy has decided to step out of his role as host of the 2012 Academy Awards. His decision immediately follows that of friend, and supposed show executive producer Brett Ratner, who's decision to leave the show came on Wednesday as a result of an uproar over a homosexual slur.

Ratner exited amid criticism of his use of a "pejorative" term for gay men in a Q&A session at a screening of his action comedy Tower Heist. Which debuted last weekend to the tune of $24.03 Million, filling the #2 spot (Puss in Boots, $33 Million) and stars Murphy and Ben Stiller.

Keeping it cordial Murphy stated in a news release via the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science, "I completely understand and support each party's decision with regard to a change of producers for this year's Academy Awards ceremony. I was truly looking forward to being a part of the show that our production team and writers were just starting to develop, but I'm sure that the new production team and host will do an equally great job."

Ratner has since apologized for the slur, saying his comments had been "hurtful and stupid."

Welp, so much for me tuning in. But I promise will either have or direct you to a comprehensive list of winners and show highlights.


Why Rachel Crow Will Probably Win #XFactor

Now, I've gone on record and said that MELANIE AMARO is a "shoe in," sure-fire winner for Simon Cowell's highly publicized X Factor competition television series.

I may have been wrong.

And no, it has nothing to do with talent. I still, FIRMLY believe that Miss Melanie Amaro can out-sing the best of the best in her class and beyond. When she sings, I cry of pure happiness and delight...on the inside though (because gangsters like myself, don't REALLY cry).

Here's the "factor:" Rachel Crow CAN really sing, she's thirteen years old, and, most importantly, she has a story like no other. Two words: crack baby. Minus the humor, or sarcastic undertone, Rachel Crow is a product of substance abuse. The New York Post reported late last night that the contestant was adopted at six months old, and has lived with her current parents since. Rachel's mother, Barbara Crow, confirms, "She was born a crack baby and actually lived in a crack house and suffered a lot of abuse."

I find it very interesting that the producers at X-Factor kept this one to themselves. Shows like this are notorious for exploiting stories of this eminence. For example, contestant Chris Rene. His personal drug abuse story is practically carrying him through this competition. And Stacy Francis and her "struggling single mother" account is probably the most fabricated, and early on, overshadowed her screaming ability. Interesting, to say the least.

On top of Rachel's story, her intentions are golden. "I want to build a foundation that makes [foster kids] feel good about themselves...whether they want to sing or act or whether they want be in sports or go to Harvard," Rachel said in her Post interview. "I want to make sure they get to chase their dreams."
Five million dollars is a ton of money, and I'm not sure if I know one 13-year old willing to make contributions like this... Kudos to her parents, you've clearly done a phenomenal job.

America meet Rachel. But, you didn't need my introduction right?

The Tanning Of America: Steve Stoute Interviews Jay-Z [Part Two | Video]

More Steve Stoute x Jay-Z.

In this second installment, the two discuss 2008's Glastonbury, and the effect Jay-Z's Black Album lead single had on David Stern... Follow through.

Part One


@Rihanna "Talk That Talk" #TTT [Tracklist + Cover Art]

Not sure how we let this one slip through the cracks... Look for Jay on that title track, and as far as a release date is concerned...

November 21st.

When you get a chance, check shorty's discography.

Music of the Sun (08.26.2005)
A Girl Like Me (04.19.2006)
Good Girl Gone Bad (05.30.2007)
Rated R (11.20.2009)
Loud (11.12.2010)
Talk That Talk (TBR - 11.21.2011)

What's that? 6 albums in 7 years? LOUD was a 2010 release and a world tour IMMEDIATELY followed. We all know what happened in 2008. You tell me she doesn't work hard?

Hi Rihanna.


CyHi Da Prynce - "Cold As Ice" [Video]

Cue the CyHi...

Royal Flush 2.


The Wale Numbers Are In...

So, Hits Daily Double reported 162,660 first week sales...

Wale and RapRadar reported 164,062 for Ambition...

With either figure, debuting at #2 behind Justin Bieber's Christmas album is a WIN for a rapper out of the DMV who did less than 30k on his debut. #BigUps boi...

In related news, Wale and Miguel stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to perform hit single, "Lotus Flower Bomb." Ambition on the nearest shelf.