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DOWNLOAD: Jean Grae ‘Cookies or Comas’ Mixtape

New What? What? Run Run Shaw Jean Grae. Cookies or Comas mixtape. Hosted by DJ Drama. Free.99. Yep.

This gives me an excuse to post some Natural Resource after the tracklist. Unfamiliar? Then find out.

DOWNLOAD: Cookies or Comas (via DJBooth.net) | Mediafire

Cookies or Comas Track Listing:

1) Casebasket

2) R.I.P. (featuring Styles P and Talib Kweli)

3) Imagine

4) I Rock On

5) Uh Oh (from Talib Kweli’s Gutter Rainbows)

6) Live Up (featuring Talib Kweli)

7) Assassins (from Pharoahe Monch’s W.A.R. featuring Royce Da 5’9″)

8 ) Jeannie Rules

9) Blame Game

10) Killing ‘Em feat. Pharoahe Monch

11) You Don’t Like It (featuring scratches by Boogie Blind)

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June 23, 2011 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , | 2 Comments

VIDEO: ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ Featurette

I had my doubts when it was first announced that a live action Captain America flick was coming to theaters. But Captain America: The First Avenger is now clearly a must see. Featurette above talks about the lore of Cap’s shield, and it seems like these cats really “get” it.

Official trailer below. Marvel wins again.[Spotted at Punchbowl Blog]

June 22, 2011 Posted by | Films, Freshness, News | , , , , , | 1 Comment

VIDEO: Author Alvin Blanco Explains His New Wu-Tang Clan Biography

The good folks over at Fuse TV’s “Hip Hop Shop” interviewed me about my book, The Wu-Tang Clan and RZA: A Trip Through Hip Hop’s 36 Chambers. Wouldn’t call it a “bio” since the book deals more with the Clan’s music as opposed to their come up, but biographical content was definitely included to add proper context to the sounds from Shaolin. Consider the book more like “the ultimate guide to the labyrinthine musical world of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan,” as the esteemed Brian Coleman described it.

June 21, 2011 Posted by | Aqua's Clips, Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , | 9 Comments

VIDEO: Ghostface Killah On VH1’s Mob Wives

Ghostface Killah on VH1’s Mob Wives. Yes, this really happened. Props to Ghost Deini for representing himself with class, sans any rapper on reality show coonery. Looks like he was getting styled by ‘mob wife’ Renee Graziano at the video shoot for Brit singer Josh Osho’s “Redemption Days.” 
That’s the yin and yang, nahmean? [Hat tip to Rap Radar]

via UpNorthTrips

June 20, 2011 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , | 1 Comment

VIDEO: Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 Vinyl

As a DJ with an affinity for wax (only on occasion now, crates are too heavy) I can appreciate this bugged out promo video from the Beastie Boys. Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 drops June 21. Video of the vinyl album getting made is below.

June 17, 2011 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , | 1 Comment

Kendrick Lamar “Reagan Era”

New Kendrick Lamar joint called “Reagan Era” that features vocals from the RZA (produced by Tae Beast). Only person that shouldn’t be appreciating this heat is Marcus Camby. Off Kendrick’s forthcoming #Section80 mixtape, out July 2. [Nod to Rap Radar]

DOWNLOAD: Kendrick Lamar “Reagan Era” [via 2DopeBoyz] | Mediafire

June 17, 2011 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , | 1 Comment

VIDEO: Big K.R.I.T. “Country Sh*t (Remix)” – Director’s Cut

Big K.R.I.T. (King Remembered In Time) is one of my favorite “new” MCs out. The “new” is in quotes since he’s actually been at it for a good minute now, dropping all type of quality work. That said, K.R.I.T. Wuz Here and Return of 4Eva should be in your library. If not, what are you waiting on? Abovie is the video for “Country Sh*t (Remix)”, featuring Ludacris and Bun B, which appears on Return of 4Eva and the R4 the Prequel EP Def Jam is hawking. Clip for “Dreamin'” is below. [H/T to Spitty]

RELATED:

Big K.R.I.T on His Def Jam Debut & ‘Another N.I.G.G.E.R’ [Parlour]

June 7, 2011 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

VIDEO: Kanye West “Monster” f/ Rick Ross, Jay-Z & Nicki Minaj

Yeezy finally let’s go of the official “Monster” video that was basically banned from TVsort of. Before the video kicks off, the following disclaimer can be seen/read:

“The following content is no way to be interpreted as misogynistic or negative towards any groups of people. It is an art piece and it shall be taken as such.”

Misogyny is defined as “a hatred of women.” Judging from all the corpses of women in the clip, affection or adoration of females doesn’t exactly come to mind, making that disclaimer seem insincere. Just saying. But great art is supposed to spark discussion or debate. So mission accomplished, right? Maybe, buy Ye has created much better videos.

Also, Nicki’s verse is good, but Jay-Z’s is the best. [Spotted at 2DopeBoyz via Yeezy's Spot]

June 5, 2011 Posted by | Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

VIDEO: Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest Trailer

Finally a proper trailer for Beat, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest. Even better than that “Beats, Rhymes & Fights” trailer that leaked previously. Catch up on some the film’s post production drama here. [Hat Tip to Potholes In My Blog]

June 3, 2011 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Playboy Magazine’s Top 23 Air Jordans of All Time

Playboy Magazine doesn’t exactly exude sneaker knowledge but Matt Halfhill of NiceKicks put together its Top 23 Air Jordans Ever list, so there. Chicks (called “Sole Mates”) and kicks, certainly an eye pleasing combination. You have to be a member to see the entire list, but surely images are floating around already. Preview/teaser vid, with a horrible voiceover and some suspect facts, is above.

True Blues at #20? Too low! [Spotted at CounterKicks]

June 1, 2011 Posted by | Basketball, Fresh Dipped, Freshness, Hip-Hop, Kicks, News | , , , , , | Leave a comment

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