Archive for November, 2010

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Mac Miller – Knock, Knock Video

November 23, 2010

The 18 year old Pittsburgh rapper, Mac Miller, has got a new video for the track Knock, Knock off his latest mixtape K.I.D.S. (stands for Kickin Incredibly Dope Shit).  He’s still in high school but he’s got promise and I bet he only gets better.

The mixtape can be downloaded here.

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Review – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

November 23, 2010

Well now you have it, the moment you’ve all been waiting for (that is unless you’ve already downloaded it like half the internet): Kanye West’s highly anticipated 5th studio album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is out today.  Much of the album is comprised of the soundtrack from the hip-hop mind fuck that is Runaway.

Kanye has strayed from his roots a la hip hop classics like College Dropout and  Late Registration but it is still an exceptionally well produced and lyrically impressive album. By blending the heavily synthetic production quality of 808’s and Heartbreak with the soul sample of earlier in his career, whilst simultanously showing a lyrical prowess unprecedented so far in his music,  West is able to create something truly unique.

Full review after the break:

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Rizzo – Dreams of Us

November 22, 2010

This is the first single of emerging Bay Area hip-hop artists Rizzo’s debut album Charon can be downloaded here.  Rizzo is a very talented personal friend of mine so I hope you will all take a chance to listen to her music and support her when the album is released.

Also check her out on myspace and facebook.

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Nas – Rewind

November 22, 2010

 

Nas is oft-hailed as the best lyricist of all time for his ability to articulate complex stories while vividly describing complex imagery in a way few other rappers are able to achieve. Rewind off the critically acclaim and comercial successful Stillmatic is an example of Nas’ unique and complex lyrical style.

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Random Shit: Farmer claims to have had sex with an alien

November 22, 2010

A chinese farmer claimed he had sex with an alien “for about 40 minutes” he also claimed the alien informed him that “the offspring…would appear 60 years from when they had sex”.  Good to know.  Full story here.

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Wiz Khalifa Get’s A Publishing Deal

November 22, 2010

 

Pittsburgh rapper and Taylor Gang CEO, Wiz Khalifa lands a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music.  The Emcee was catipulted into the public eye with his critically acclaimed mixtape Kush and Orange Juice mixtape as well as his tour with emerging emcee Yelawolf (I had the opportunity to see him live twice, he’s quite an energetic performer — it was really a treat).

Anyway congrats Wiz, full article here.

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Joell Ortiz – I’m A Beast

November 22, 2010

 

This tracks off Joell Ortiz (of Slaughterhouse)’s album Free Agent dropping November 30th. Joell is indeed a beast.

Download here.