Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
My Personal Melanie Fiona Soundtrack:
It Kills Me
Give It To Me Right
Give It To Me Right (Remix) feat. Busta Rhymes and Raekwon
BOTH VIDEOS COURTESY OF MELANIEFIONATV:
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
"Wale reppin' the tight jeans babaay"
Not only is this just funny to watch, but Wale is SO SINCERE in what he says!! Quick Rundown:
1. Joey is the god of hip hop on the Internet = True
2. Slaughterhouse will get more comments than a new Nas/Jay song = Eh....I say False
3. Wale's "Head and Shoulders" was wack = FALSE, that song is bananas
4. Wale likes Kid Cudi's music = I don't really think he does..............
5. Tahiri isn't just a pretty face on a nice body = True, she makes good points
6. Joey doesn't think other rappers are any good = TRUE, sans Drake, Wale, and Slaughterhouse
7. Hov rapping fast is wack = Sad, but kinda true, sans "I Can't Get With That". That was fiyah!!
8. Wale is going to be on a future installment of Joe Budden TV = True, he is hilarious
9. Wale wears tight jeans = TRUE and TRUER!
10. This song is going to be hard = TRUE, I am looking forward to it
Why do hip hop labels continuously sign R&B acts just to have them sit in 'record label hell'???? I mean if you really think you can do something in the R&B genre go right ahead, but don't waste your money and the artists' time by having them sit. Steph Jones is a former Ford model and talented singer from Texas who was previously signed to Ludacris' Disturbing Tha Peace label. His only major exposure from that label was on the song "Celebrity Chick" featuring Luda, Chingy, and Small World. I really liked that song and thought that Steph would have big things in his future, but it hasn't panned out that way. He hasn't released an album yet, but he has been releasing music. I still have some of his earlier songs in heavy rotation. "Mr. Ordinary" is simple, yet fun, joint about doing regular things throughout your day. This song really emphasizes that Steph is not going to be your average R&B crooner. On the very impressive "La La Means Love" Steph goes all in and delivers a song that would have been a radio favorite. I have no idea why this song wasn't released as a single. The melody of this song is very smooth and the lyrics are great. I especially love the bridge and the "1 time, 2 times c'mon" at the end. Recently, Steph released a new song called "Shooting Star" which is very funky and futuristic. He does the auto-tone thing and even though I'm not a fan of EVERYBODY doing it, it does fit in with the beat of this song. "Shooting Star" is a great song to dance to and I've been playing it heavy for the past two weeks. I'm not sure if you can really compare Steph Jones to any singers before him, but I think that can be a good thing. Maxwell and D'Angelo have been mentioned, but I think his sound is completely different than those two gentleman. There is definitely a place in the game for someone with his talent. I hope he can find a label that will allow him to write and record the songs he wants because it would be a shame if he just fades away.
My Personal Steph Jones Soundtrack:
La La Means Love
Get Me Started (video below)
You Are My Sunshine
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
My review is short and sweet: Dope! It's been out for almost a month now and I haven't been able to listen to anything else. With cameos from Weezy, Bun B., Lykki Li, among others, Drake definitely shines. This mixtape is better than most people's albums. This is a must have, so if for some reason you don't have it, go over now to http://octobersveryown.blogspot.com/ to treat yourself.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
"If Jason Bourne was to record and join forces with Zack Morris, they'd form my performance."
Yes, he's a rapper. Yes, he's white. Yes, he's from the suburbs. Yes, he kinda sounds like that other white rapper. Okay, now that we got that out the way let's get to know Mr. Roth. Born in Morrisville, Pennsylvania Asher Roth started rapping in high school and has since worked his way to an underground star. I've been listening to Asher for about a year and he has never really blown me away with his lyrical ability. There are a lot of rappers out there who can rap circles around this guy. But, what he lacks in straight lyrics, he makes up for in comedy, style, and enthusiasm. His first mixtape, The GreenHouse Effect Vol. 1, was a collaboration with Don Cannon and DJ Drama from the famed Gangsta Grillz series. There were moments on that mixtape when I found myself thinking "This guy ain't half bad and I wanna hear him spit over some beats designed for his flow." And I give anybody props that can come up with some of the stuff he does. Over the Shawty Lo "Dey Know" beat, he doesn't 'big up his haters', but instead asks "Excuse me waiter.......where are my capers? For real, I don't wanna be a pain in the ass, but I ordered capers on this salad." And he has an entire song dedicated on which female cartoon character he wants to have sex with the most. I'm not making this stuff up! His current single, "I Love College", is one of my favorite songs at the moment . These are the types of songs that Asher shines on. He is currently signed to Steve Rifkind's SRC label and they will be releasing his debut album, Asleep in the Bread Aisle on April 21st. There is definitely a segment of hip-hop fans that Asher Roth will relate to. He will also bring in a lot of new fans to the genre. As long as the label doesn't try to turn him into a pop star, all should be well for the kid.
My Personal Asher Roth Soundtrack:
I Love College (video below)
Asher Roth - I love college from lefebvre simon on Vimeo.