Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Is Officially Here

First gift in hand: a mini flask from my man Joe. This shall get some good use on this flight to Orlando. TSA, don't jealous me.

Crown Black & Mama Samp, see you soon.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Lupe Fiasco - American Terrorist III [MP3]


OK, excuse time. I'm pretty late with posting this is because it came out during one of my patented blogging hiatuses. Gotta love those, right? I actually figured that by now pretty mnuch everybody had already heard Lupe's American Terrorist III on somebody’s music blog. You know, with the innanets and all. But after my trip this weekend and nobody knowing what the fuck hell I was talking about, I realized I was wrong. This chilling continuation in a series of American Terrorist tracks [Part II remains to be seen, I guess] may not be as ground-breaking or anticipated as the original, but it’s still an exceptionally dope look at terrorism and its causes and effects, through three different perspectives. Say what you want about Lupe falling off [which I don’t agree with] but the guy has always been creative—especially on his non-album material. Also, it’s dope without them but here are the lyrics for added effect. Check it out.

Lupe Fiasco - American Terrorist III

Oh and the sample is from Kavinsky's Nightcall, another dope track.

Evidently, Dark Knight Rises Is About To Be Amazing

Yeesh. The build up for this movie is insane. And this trailer released yesterday will only add to the hype. It's gonna be a hot summer if Chris Nolan has anything to do with it.

So NY Was Extra Trill This Weekend...

Hell of a weekend in the city that never sleeps. Went up for my guys Jinx and Zan's birthday celebration. It was a blur of Bud Light, Patron and snooks from the moment I got there. Good times.

Next up, Orlando on Wednesday.
Hope Mama Samp has the oven on preheat.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

BADBADNOTGOOD - Rotten Decay / Hard in the Paint [MP3]

I mean at this point, it's no surprise that I'm a pretty big fan of BADBADNOTGOOD. The unique mixture of jazz, hip-hop and classical music is an amazing breath of fresh air--especially coming from such a young group of musicians. The first is an original single entitled Rotten Decay that stays pretty true to the sound that's gotten them popular. The second is a cover of the timless negro classic, Hard in the Paint by sir Waka Flocka.
Enjoy both, downloads included.

Download: Rotten Decay & Hard in the Paint


Watch The Throne [Behind the Scenes]

A behind the scenes look into one of the best concerts I've ever been to. Just a quick trip back home to Chicago. Nothing big.

I fully expect to see a full length video in the near future.
At least I hope so.

Ask Body Spray


Awl, damn.

Notorious Siri

Apparently Siri gets down with 90's Bad Boy. Kinda reminds me of this prank from awhile back.
Well done, Apple.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

BADBADNOTGOOD - Brooklyn Zoo / Alex Swag / The World Is Yours [Video]

New tunes from the BADBADNOTGOOD gang. Dead ass, these kids get busy.
They also put out their rendition of She from Goblin a couple weeks back. Don't hit me but this has a very "Coltraney" sound to it. The dopeness.

Yo, I really need an album.

Black Keys European/North American Tour Dates Announced + New Album Released


The Black Keys kicked off their winter tour last night in New York and will be going strong though the third week of March. They've also released their seventh album El Camino today. Check em out when they're in your area, I know I will. Tour dates below:
  • 12-05 New York, NY - Webster Hall
  • 12-11 Los Angeles, CA - KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas
  • 01-23 Antwerp, Belgium - Lotto
  • 01-24 Lille, France - Zenith
  • 01-25 Paris, France - Zenith
  • 01-27 Hamburg, Germany - Sporthalle
  • 01-28 Berlin, Germany - Arena
  • 01-30 Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
  • 01-31 Zurich, Switzerland - Maag Hall
  • 02-01 Eindhoven, Holland - Klokgebouw
  • 02-03 Nottingham, England - Capital FM Arena
  • 02-04 Edinburgh, Scotland - Corn Exchange
  • 02-06-07 Manchester, England - O2 Apollo
  • 02-09-10-11 London, England - Alexandra Palace
  • 03-02 Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena *
  • 03-03 Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena *
  • 03-04 Columbus, OH - Jerome Schottenstein Center *
  • 03-06 Portland, ME - Cumberland Co. Civic Center *
  • 03-07 Boston, MA - TD Garden *
  • 03-09 Washington, DC - Verizon Center *
  • 03-10 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center *
  • 03-12 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden *
  • 03-13 Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre *
  • 03-14 Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre *
  • 03-16 Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse *
  • 03-18 Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena *
  • 03-19 Chicago, IL - United Center *
  • 03-20 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena *
  • 03-23 Norfolk, VA - Constant Convocation Center *
* with Arctic Monkeys

DC on March 9? I know where I'll be.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Even Herman Cain Would Laugh At This

Unless you were living under a rock this weekend, I'm sure you saw that Herman Cain decided to suspend his presidential campaign. Man, so sad...oh well. What's a more fitting way to bid farewell to everyone's favorite least favorite politician than with a hilarious voice over video? This is arguably one of the funniest things I've seen in all of 2011. Embarrassingly enough, I actually thought it was real for the first 10 seconds. I promise you can't watch this without laughing.

"Everybody needs toucan stubs."

The Rematch Is Set. Let's Go.

Well, we are who we thought we were.

Now that we've successfully dismantled UGA in the SEC Championship, LSU had earned a chance to play for the national championship on January 9th. Although it's somewhat shitty that Bama gets to play in the ship, I'm looking forward to beating them again.

January 9th. New Orleans. I'm there.