The University Of Virginia’s football team made a video showcasing their prep for the new season set to 50 Cent’s “New Day.” That’s the alma mater. Word.
[Propers to ThisIs50]
Rick Santorum owes Duck Down down a check. Just saying.
Also, Santorum, get all the way the f*ck outta here you lying crackpot.
The DC Hip Hop Project, thanks to the good FWMJ and Rappers I Know, drops their first podcast which features an interview with Asheru and Blue Black of the Unspoken Heard. The two MCs talk about how they met, the origins of their names, 7 Heads Entertainment and all sorts of other factoids longtime fans will surely appreciate.
I was fortunate enough to meet and get to know both of these brothers, and spin their records (thanks Wes), while I was at the University of Virginia and their rhyme talents are only matched by their genuineness as people. Asheru provides the theme music for The Boondocks, by the way.
Below, the video for “Truly Unique/Elevator Music” from their Soon Come album, which is a gem. UVA, stand up.
Happy Festivus everybody! 2011 was a great year, so I’ll pass on the Airing of the Grievances.
“Somebody save me, cause I don’t want to go to jail/I’d rather be up in the mansion for the Polo sale.”
Yeah, Action Bronson’s vocal tone is reminiscent of Ghostface Killah’s. Get over it. Dude’s music is official.
Jigga, along with Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon and a couple of others, gets another Man of the Year nod from GQ Magazine (his first was in 2006). Interview by Alex Pappademas is up. And, of course, he and Beyonce’s child will be listening to Reasonable Doubt:
“There will be a lot of that,” he says. “And a lot of other records, all pivotal, important records. There’ll be Ready to Die, there’ll be Illmatic.”
Last GQ cover below, still on the low like a Caesar (see: The Blueprint 2: The Curse, #12).
Roc Marci spittin’ that smack ya face just for living rap over chunky drums and strings (courtesy of Arch Druids) on this new joint called “Emeralds.” Off that Marcberg: Reloaded, dropping sooner than later.
DOWNLOAD: “Emeralds” [Mediafire]
Pac Div manages to snag cameos from NBA players Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Derrick Williams and Eric Gordon in the So-Me directed video for “Still Flexin’.” It’s actually a commercial for Phiten Athletics, makers of wellness promoting necklaces and jewelry, or something like that. Hence, the clips “History of Bling” angle.
Still not enthused by Pac Div’s Asher Roth collab, though. Nevertheless, looking forward to The Div, set to drop November 8.
Ghostface Killah was on hand for the opening of the new Supreme store in London. Not much actual performance footage but worth checking Tony Starks spit the opening bars to “Nutmeg” with the same vintage mic seen on the cover of Supreme Clientele. If you have not, I suggest you listen to said album. [Spotted at Hypebeast]
Finally found this commercial starring ?uestlove of the Roots that was as part of a Latrell Sprewell ad campaign. Spree was rolling with And 1 at the time and this predated his choking out Coach P.J. Carlesimo. The Roots’ drummer and defacto spokesman runs through the different looks he uses when performing, including one that channels the 6′ 5″, former NBA star guard.
I tell anyone who will listen that Spree’s two handed dunks were things of beauty. Any ballplayer will appreciate the athleticism necessary to go full speed toward the hoop, take off of one leg and cock the ball all the way back before throwing it down with authority. Damn shame the Milwaukee native basically negotiated his way out of the NBA.
Also, peep the vid, not one but TWO afro picks.