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VIDEO: “J.Dilla : Still Shining” Trailer

A new doc (J.Dilla : Still Shining) on the late, great J. Dilla/Jay Dee that drops on February 7, his born day. Three days shy of the fifth anniversary of his untimely passing. The beats remain. [Peeped at Eskay’s Spot]

Favorite Dilla beat today is “Fall In Love” off Slum Village’s Fantastic Vol. 2.

“F*ck this rap shit, I’ll listen to classical…”—Baatin (RIP)

January 31, 2011 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , | 1 Comment

Michael Jordan x GQ Magazine 25 Coolest Athletes of All Time Cover

Michael Jordan covers GQ Magazine‘s February 2011 issue as one of its 25 Coolest Athletes of All Time. Other names on the list include “Broadway” Joe Namath, Muhammad Ali and, of course, Walt “Clyde” Frazier.

For Air Jordan’s entry, writer Bethlehem Shoals of FreeDarko takes the greatest basketball player of all time to task for miscues (overall assholeness) that have tarnished his reputation as of late. Shoals does point out that when #23 entered the NBA and was without his epic reputation, good and bad, he truly was a game changer, literally and figuratively.

Yep, on the cover his Airness is rocking the Air Jordan 7 in its OG White/Light Silver-True Red colorway—aka “Hare Jordans” thanks to Nike’s marketing campaign that incorporated Bugs Bunny—which places the cover photo around 1992. See the commercial for the Air Jordan 7 below where Jordan is rocking the Bordeaux colorway, which happens to finally be getting the retro treatment. That’s all folks.

January 25, 2011 Posted by | Basketball, Fresh Dipped, Freshness, Hip-Hop, Kicks, Music | , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

VIDEO: Malice (The Clipse) “Vignettes 1, 2, 3 & 4”

Above, Malice gets his Tony Hawk on in Vignette #4 of his ongoing series. Below, in Vignette #3 aka “Am I My Brother’s Keeper,” he emphatically kicks, “Just remember we Batman, we ain’t nobody’s Robin,” towardes who we can safely assume is Pusha T. Before you conspiracy theorists start crying foul, Big Bro also raps, “All I do is applaud him, all I have for him is love/I’d be the mascot if ever push came to shove.”

Malice’s book, Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind and Naked drops Valentine’s Day. Pre-order it here. Should be a powerful read. Vignettes #1 & #2 after the break. [Checked at Play Cloths Blog]


VIDEO: Malice (The Clipse) – Excerpt #2 & #3

Pusha T Preps Mixtape, First Solo Album [HipHopDX]

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January 25, 2011 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Air Jordan III – Black History Month 2011

The cement greys are getting copped shortly off of g.p., but these Black History Month Air Jordan IIIs with the black and gold colorway are a must. [Pics swiped from High Snobiety and Nice Kicks]

January 17, 2011 Posted by | Basketball, Fresh Dipped, Freshness, Kicks, News | , , , , | 2 Comments

VIDEO: King Dream Chorus & Holiday Crew “King Holiday”

The King Dream Chorus and Holiday Crew dropped “King Holiday” in January 1986 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday finally being recognized as a national holiday. The Fat Boys, Whodini, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Kurtis Blow and Run-DMC are the “Holiday Crew” while numerous singers make up the “King Dream Chorus,” including New Edition, Menudo, El DeBarge, Whitney Houston and the late great Teena Marie. MLK’s son Dexter Scott King, who has legal disputes with his siblings pertaining to their late father’s estate, executive produced the project.

Plenty of 80s nostalgia here, and jheri curl juice. [Big up to Dhanraj for the reminder.]

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

Raekwon “Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang” Tracklist

Looks like The Chef’s fifth album, Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang, is out of the oven and set to drop March 8. Amazon (UK) comes through with what looks like the official track list (after the break). Here’s hoping Shallah Raekwon has improved at dropping music sans participation from RZA. Black Thought and Nas participation makes this already a win. [Peeped at 2DopeBoyz]


DOWNLOAD: Raekwon “Butter Knives”

Raekwon – “Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang” (Dirty) [Nah Right]

Raekwon Plans Two Albums for 2011 [HipHopDX]

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January 15, 2011 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , | Leave a comment

DOWNLOAD: Mike Jaggerr “The Eleventh Hour” Mixtape

Today, 1/1/11 Mike Jaggerr, drops The Eleventh Hour. The Delaware product writes and produces most the cuts with Big K.R.I.T. stopping by on “Cruise Control.”  Tracklisting after the break. Shout out to the homie J-Rod.

Download: The Eleventh Hour | MediaFire

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January 11, 2011 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , | Leave a comment

VIDEO: Esurance $522 Bucks Commercial

Now this, is funny. Whoever created this ad for Esurance is either a slang head or up on Urban Dictionary heavy. Don’t forget “ducats,” though. But the win is: “Simoleans!”

On a semi-tangent, the clip reminded me of old Tommy Boy rap act Phase ‘N Rhythm. Their joint “Swollen Pockets” used to get burn and its video (below) can be seen via the magic of YouTube.

January 11, 2011 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News, T.V. | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Blu-Ray)

You just have to wait until September 2011 for the Star Wars “The Complete Saga” boxed set in all its Blu-Ray splendor. But, you can already pre-order it on Amazon for 90 beans. If only George Lucas would remove Jar Jar Binks the way NewSouth Books is removing the N-word from Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn… [The Force is with Uncrate]

January 6, 2011 Posted by | Films, Freshness, News | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

VIDEO: Nas – TDK Chronicles

Nas and TDK teamed up to create a short film about his childhood experience. In the preview clip above, God’s Son details the not so easy task of taping different radio stations back in the day. Nas’ film is directed by Jonathan Mannion and will debut on January 19. No word about whether that story about the tech on the dresser made the cut.

And this is as good excuse as any to post the criminally underrated “Thief’s Theme.”

January 5, 2011 Posted by | Films, Freshness, Harlem, Music, News | , , , , | 2 Comments