Friday, January 30, 2009

Blow Ya Mind! ..A Super Woman & Dom Corleone Exclusive

Y'all ready for this? Aight, let's go.

The sweet, charming, and incomparable homie Shenda a.k.a. Super Woman were choppin it up one day about songs that we can get high to. Now before you go jumpin to conclusions, she doesn't partake in the glorious herbal indulgence. I, however, have been known to from time to time (hence the name of my blog, a play on the famous THC-laced anthem "Hits From The Bong" by Cypress Hill).

So, when we say "high," we mean getting high on whatever it is you do. Green, booze, working out, reading, or life itself, I hope you're able to get high and just feel good.

We compiled this mix to lift you to a euphoric mental state - it's got some mood-enhancing jams from all types of music. Vibe out to songs from Erykah Badu, Blackalicious, Pink Floyd, Bootsy Collins, Jay-Z, OutKast and a bunch more - so please download it and let us know what you think!

Without any further ado, we present our mix to our faithful readers... get ready to Blow Ya Mind! Enjoy!

Download: Super Woman & Dom Corleone Present - Blow Ya Mind!

Track List:

Ben Harper - Burn One Down
Blackalicious - Make You Feel That Way
Blu - Mars Remix
Blu & Exile - So(Ul) Amazin' (Steel Blazin)
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Natural Mystic
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Three Little Birds
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Buddah Lovers
Bootsy Collins - I'd Rather Be With You
Cam'ron - Purple Haze
Collie Buddz - Come Around
Common - Forever Begins
Curtis Mayfield - Pusherman
Cypress Hill - Hits From The Bong (Live)
DJ Shadow - Midnight In A Perfect World
Erykah Badu - Didn't Cha Know
Erykah Badu - On & On
The Fugees - Fu-Gee-La
Gang Starr ft. Inspectah Deck - Above The Clouds
Geto Boys - Mind Playing Tricks On Me
Jay-Z - Feelin' It
Krayzie Bone - Smokin' Budda
Lil' Wayne - I Feel Like Dying
Lil' Wayne - Pussy, Money, Weed
Lloyd Banks - I Get High
Ludacris - Slap
Luniz - I Got 5 On It
Mack 10 - Take A Hit
Method Man & Redman - How High (Remix)
Nas - Smokin'
Notorious B.I.G. - I Got A Story To Tell
OutKast - Aquemini
OutKast - Elevators (Me & You)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
Peter Tosh - Legalize It
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Redman - Da Bump
Rimsky-Korsakov - Flight of the Bumblebee
Styles P - Blow Ya Mind ft. Swizz Beatz
The Roots - Sacrifice

Grammy Posters

Don't know how much y'all really care, I'm just really feelin these posters right here of Kanye, Rihanna, and of course the Martian.

The 51st Grammy's are next Sunday and will feature the first live performance of "Swagga Like Us" plus performances by Coldplay, Jennifer Hudson, Paul McCartney, and the luckiest man alive Justin Timberlake (if you don't know why, ya don't know me) among others.

You can check the full nominee list here. I'm pullin for Coldplay for Record of the Year, Weezy for Album of the Year, "Viva La Vida" for Song of the Year, "A Milli" for Best Rap Solo, "Royal Flush" for Rap Group Performance (Even tho "Swagga" is guaranteed to win), "Superstar" for Collab AND Best Rap Song, Nas for Best Rap Album, John McLaughlin for Best Contemporary Jazz Album, Pat Metheny for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo, and Brad Mehldau Trio for Best Jazz Instumental Album.

Shouts to Nigel D for the posters, Enjoy!

Economic Stimulation.. Yes Sir!

I just had to do it - It's Friday and it's payday. After reading on Bloomberg that the first estimate of real GDP growth for the 4th quarter was negative 3.8% (and I expect it probably could be worse when the Commerce Dept releases the real figures), I figured it's only right I do my part as a consumer to stimulate the U.S. economy.

I know, I know, we might be outta this recession even quicker if I keep this up - you can thank me later. Plus, I needed some fresh whites and I've been in love with the Dunk Low black/gums for a while.

Oh, to keep it music-related, I upped some new tracks from Raekwon featuring Ghostface & Crooked I and Rihanna alongside The-Dream. Peep below.

Shouts to rep BossLadyNYC for the info that Classic Kicks was having a dope sale and major clearances. Now go out and do your part y'all!

Links in the Cbox --->

Raekwon ft. Ghostface & Crooked I - Yes Sir

Rihanna ft. The-Dream - Hatin on the Club

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Multiple Remixes

Girl I wanna hit that more than I wanna hit the lotto

Ohhh man, what a way to end the work day and head into the best day of the week.

Not only did Q-Tip recruit Busta Rhymes, Raekwon and Lil' Wayne for a remix to his banger "Renaissance Rap," but The-Dream scooped Officer Ross, Juelz Santana, and Ludacris to add to the original remix to "Rockin' That Shit" with Fabolous.

Links in the Cbox ---->

Get your ride on to these two, props to Splash and Eskay for the heat, Enjoy!

Coming Soon

While Twitterville is filled with chatter about who the King (or Queen) of hip-hop internet blogging is, I'ma chill back and enjoy my small corner of the blogosphere and those that show love. I thought y'all might be interested in these two events here, especially my producer heads.

I found out about this first one from the hilarious internet personality Dallas Penn. KeiStar Productions is presenting a musical tribute to the late great J Dilla next Friday in Brooklyn, featuring guess appearances from Jean Grae and an assortment of musicians and DJs to celebrate the late producer's collection of work. It's recession-friendly too, at $10 with an RSVP to or $15 at the door, with part of the proceeds going to Lupus Awareness because Dilla died of the disease. Peep the flyer above.

The homie 6th Sense also dropped the line that he'll be releasing his all-instrumental LP It's A 6th Sense Beat Yo!! on February 3rd on Notherground Music. If you've heard his production before, you'd be excited for this disc. And if you haven't, I suggest you check check check it to get accustomed to his sound. Got the artwork up top and tracklist up below.

1. Acapella
2. Both Nice Instrumental
3. Beyon My Instrumental
4. Entourage (Oh Yeah!) Instrumental
5. Too Complex Instrumental
6. The Itis Instrumental
7. Give A What Instrumental
8. Let's Do It Instrumental
9. Do What It Do {6th Sense}
10. D'Evils 2008 Instrumental
11. Hey Young World Instrumental
12. What Kinda Instrumental
13. Ignite The People (Like Obama) Instrumental
14. What You Talkin Bout Instrumental
15. I Won't Let You Fall Instrumental
16. Just Fine Instrumental
17. AM Set Instrumental
18. Love Lockdown Instrumental
19. Just Got Chopped (Crack) Instrumental
20. Hippie Robot Instrumental
21. Fallen Shadows Instrumental
22. The Cuchifritos Groove Instrumental
23. 4 AM Instrumental
24. Future Music Instrumental
25. The Proposal Instrumental
26. Stakes Is High Instrumental
27. 2-0-0-9 Instrumental
28. Chasing 1988 Instrumental
29. Press Play Instrumental
30. Ate Ten Instrumental
31. Never Change For The Fame Instrumental
32. Release Instrumental
33. We Don't Stop Instrumental

My President Is Still Black

Here's the official remix to "My President Is Black" with a new verse from Jeezy gettin at O'Reilly and Miller plus the same one we heard earlier from Jay-Z.

Link in the CBox --->

Props to Splash for the audio, Enjoy!

Young Jeezy ft. Jay-Z - My President Is Black (Official Remix)

Stylin' On You, Politically

Morning, all. During my daily news reading, which consists mainly of the New York Times and Bloomberg plus my Blogger Reader, I came across this real cool article in the Times that compared Obama's style in the Oval Office with that of that other punk who used to be in the White House.

Obama's less formal, more relaxed style is a change for those accustomed to Bush's suit-and-tie tight-ass ways:

Thus did a rule of the George W. Bush Administration — coat and tie in the Oval Office at all times — fall by the wayside, only the first of many signs that a more informal culture is growing up in the White House under new management.

Don't get it twisted though, Obama is serious when it comes to getting the job done as President:

When the president invited Congressional leaders to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue last week to talk about his economic stimulus package, the session ran so long that Mr. Obama wound up apologizing to the lawmakers — even as he kept them talking, engaging them in the details of the legislation far more than was customary for Mr. Bush.

By the way, the economic stimulus package passed in the House of Representatives yesterday without a single Republican supporter. It's now making its way to the Senate for a vote.

Peep the rest of the article here at the NY Times to read about more of Obama's White House habits and his plans to change the Oval Office's decor. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

More Criminology

I haven't listened to this yet 'cause Wu-Tang reps Raekwon and Ghostface's murderous raps are not work safe, LOL. Here's a cut off another album that may never see the light of day, Rae's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2.

Big props to Splash and DJ Envy for this, Enjoy!

Link in the Cbox--->

Raekwon & Ghostface - Criminology 2

Cold As Ice..

.. That's how it felt this morning waking up to get my ass to work. The roads were trecherous (sp?) to say the least, I don't even know what these so-called snow plows get paid for sometimes. But it's all gravy, I made it safely - and now I'm finna heat it up with some new muzak.

Lil' Wayne took a break from his rockstar crossover career to reunite with Juelz Santana, who does the hook on Weezy's newest called "Rap Cemetary." It's good to hear that the Martian hasn't completely forgot about hip-hop, but will that Weezy and Juelz collab project ever come to fruition? Just like Detox, my educated guess is "NO."

The King of Crunk Lil' Jon recently got in the booth with Game and Ice Cube for another of his signature amp-up bangers "Killas." I definitely gotta load this one up on the iTouch for when I hit the gym later.

Jim Jones reminds everyone that he has an album dropping soon and he hasn't forgotten his swagger with his latest "Turn My Swag On." Since when was it turned off, Jimmy?

And finally, producer AEON remixes Wale's "Good Girls," which debuted on Sirus XM over the weekend. You'd be buggin if you slept on this one.

Shouts to the homies Splash, The Kid Legend, Khal, and Shake & Meka for the trizacks, Enjoy!
Links over thurr ---->

Lil' Wayne ft. Juelz Santana - Rap Cemetary

Lil' Jon ft. The Game & Ice Cube - Killas

Jim Jones - Turn My Swag On

Wale - Good Girls (AEON Remix)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Before There Was Love

Mick Boogie continues his hot streak of dope ass mixtapes tonight, this time working with IllRoots and 2DopeBoyz to present Left Coast duo U-N-I's Before There Was Love.

Just from the looks of the track list I'm excited to hear Y-O and Thurzday spitting alongside guest appearances from Talib Kweli, Black Milk, 6th Sense, Donny Goines, Evidence, Fashawn, Rapper Big Pooh, Mickey Factz, and more.

Thanks to Mick and Co. for hooking up the link and track list, Enjoy!


Mick Boogie Presents U-N-I - Before There Was Love

1. Mick Boogie Intro
2. Cali Soul f/ Shawn Jackson and Hope (prod. by Dibia$e)
3. See LA f/ Damani (prod. by Faahz)
4. Cast’ Em Out (prod. by Dibia$e)
5. The Press Play Show Interlude Part 1
6. On Tour f/ Bambu (prod. by Ro Blvd)
7. Think About It f/6th Sense & Vandalyzm (prod. by 6th Sense)
8. Half Off f/ Evidence
9. Run Son f/ El Prez, 310, C-San, & Casey Veggies (prod. by Ro Blvd)
10. Stakes is High (prod. by 6th Sense)
11. The Press Play Show Interlude Part 2
12. Beautiful Day Remix f/ Big Pooh, Evidence, Aloe Blacc, Kes Kaos, Mickey Factz, Fashawn, & Theo (prod. by Dibia$e))
13. Yesterday (prod. by Ski Team)
14. Hey Neighbor (prod. by Ro Blvd)
15. Wildin’ f/ Chen Lo & Tunji (prod. by Ro Blvd)
16. The Press Play Show Interlude Part 3
17. Castle Vee Re-Up f/ Black Milk (prod. by Dibia$e)
18. Arcade Fly Remix f/ Wildabeast, 6th Sense, Buff1, Donny Goines, Fashawn
19. Night Nurse (prod. by Cook Classics)
20. Relax f/ Fashawn (prod. by FredNukes)
21. Return f/Talib Kweli (prod. by Bannon)
22. Mainstream Consumers f/ Free Speech & Bambu (prod. by Ro Blvd)
23. Monster f/ Shawn Jackson (prod. by Jaguar Skills)
24. Vitamin B f/ CurT@!n$ (prod. by Bannon)
25. The Press Play Show Interlude Part 4
26. Start My Day f/ H.O.P.E. (prod. by Ro Blvd)
27. Herb f/Co$$ & Bad Lucc (prod. by Ro Blvd)

When The Money Goes.. [NO DJ]

..Will the honeys stay?
Will the gray skies replace the sunny day?

Got some new Young Hova for y'all, liberated by the good homie Elliott Wilson on Twitter. Don't get too excited yet, though, it's just a radio rip from Hot 97.

[EDIT: Shouts to LowKey for the No DJ!!!]

Could this be from BP3? Will keep y'all updated on the CDQ and any news I hear, Enjoy!

Link in the Cbox --->

Jay-Z - Money Goes (Radio Rip)

[Edit: Just Blaaaaaze thinks this might just be an American Gangster left over, oh well]

Bloggin' That Isssssssh

Morning faithful readers, I got some random goodness for your blogging pleasure today.

Since my close homie J Mort is obsessed with The-Dream's newest single "Rockin That Shit," I know he's gonna be amped to hear this reeeeemix with the original radio killer, Fabolous. Now that's a serious collabo I can get into, Fab's flow is the truth.

We've also got a crazy type collab this morning off N.A.S.A.'s upcoming LP Spirit of Apollo dropping February 27. "The Mayor" features The Cool Kids, Ghostface, and Scarface - How's that for a multi-regional line-up?
Big shouts to Meka and Lowkey for the new tracks, Enjoy!

Peep the Cbox for links --->

The-Dream ft. Fabolous - Rockin That Shit (Remix)

N.A.S.A. ft. The Cool Kids, Ghostface & Scarface - The Mayor

Finally, spotted a fresh pair of Nike SB's over at Sneaker Files that I want, ASAP. These brand new Dunk Mid Premium's will be released next month and rock a royal blue/white combo with a unique plaid design on the heel. I posted some pics below, What do y'all think?

Monday, January 26, 2009

Back To Work

It never stops, so just keep on going.

I took part of the weekend off to study and relax, but I'm back at it Monday morning style. Let's recap some of the ish that went down during my brief hiatus.

Lil' Wayne will release his rock album Rebirth on April 7 and the first single "Prom Queen" produced by Tha Bizness leaked on Saturday. Even though I saw this coming once the Martian started to strum the guitar strings, I didn't expect him to put out an entire album of rock music. Since I'm open-minded, I'll give it an honest listen. And honestly, Weezy sounds awkward on this joint. I'm looking forward to see if he is capable of living up to the rock star persona he so often claims.

Now on to an album I'm actually looking forward to. A second cover and official track list for Jadakiss' upcoming LP The Last Kiss leaked courtesy of them NMC boys. 'Kiss is set to drop his 3rd album in early March.

1. Pain & Torture
2. Something Else ft. Young Jeezy
3. Things I’ve Been Through
4. Can’t Stop Me
5. Money and Jewelry
6. Smoking Gun ft. Jazmine Sullivan
7. Times Up ft. Barrington Levy
8. I Tried ft. Avery Storm
9. Searching ft. Sheek Louch
10. Two-Step ft. Pharrell Williams
11. Come and Get Me ft. Sheek Louch & S.I.
12. By My Side ft. Ne-Yo
13. Death Wish ft. Lil Wayne
14. Letter to B.I.G. ft. Faith Evans

And finally we've got music from the homie Wale, who recently came out of Twitteretirement after he and DJ Semtex had a little Twitter scuffle. This here is the DC native's remix to Euro group H.I.G. single "Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes."

Check the Cbox to the right for links to Wayne's "Prom Queen" and Wale's Euro remix, Enjoy!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Yeezy x Louis

Kanye recently unveiled 3 new colorways for his Louis Vuitton Don sneaker in Paris. The kicks may look plain in the photos but Yeezy used various materials in his design - a mix of rich and patent leathers and seude.

I posted the all-whites a lil while ago, but this is the first glimpse we've got of the 3 new ones - all-black, all-red and beige/black.

The thing that gets me about these kicks is that they are likely to retail around $600, which leads me to the question of who the hell is going to be able to afford them. I guess I'll have to settle for the Air Yeezy when it drops.

Personally, I think the all-reds are ugly as sin. The only solid sneakers I'd rock are all-white or all-black, I'm sorry. I do like the beige/black and can't wait to see some close-ups.

Pics below of the Louis Vuitton Don and designer Marc Jacobs (who is rocking some kind of dress/skirt/leggings outfit, yuck) courtesy of Nice Kicks and Eskay. What do you think?

[Edit: Found some close-ups]

Just One Of Those Days

Sup all. I'd love to say Happy Friday but mine has been anything but. You ever get that feeling that as soon as your day is started, you feel like it's not your day at all?

After two accidents caused bumper-to-bumper traffic driving to work that impeded me from my daily Dunkin Donuts ritual, I rolled up to the office about a half hour late. I'm not focused here at work, I've got a bunch of projects but can't get my mind right. Plus, a couple of my co-workers are getting on my nerves. Just let me be, damn it.

The only thing I've got goin for me is that it's Friday and the weekend is almost here. That reminds me, I'm hoping to see Mos Def at one of his 6 shows at the Blue Note NYC this weekend. Also, I peeped this flyer up top at Notes from a Different Kitchen for a Bob Marley celebration at the Blender Theater at Gramercy on what would be his born day February 6th. All true reggae heads would appreciate this show.

Oh, and this is my 300th post, it's a celebration bitches. I haven't hooked up new tracks in a lil bit, so here's a couple. Hopefully they'll help you have a better day than me, Enjoy!

Links in Cbox --->

Joell Ortiz ft. Joe Budden, Royce Da 5'9 & Crooked I - Move On (Slaughterhouse Remix) [Heard the show was dope last night at SOB's, good ish]

Bobby Valentino ft. Ludacris, Lil' Kim & Lil' Wayne - Beep (Official Remix)

Solange ft. B.O.B. - I Decide Remix

T.I. ft. Snoop Dogg & Wyclef - Holla If You Hear Me

Beyonce ft. Ciara & Ms. Jade - Diva Remix

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Blogger Roll Call

I've been trying to figure out how to add one of those official list of the blogs I follow and FINALLY Blogger offers a gadget for this. Or, at least I finally realized it does.

Go 'head and check out the latest posts from some of my favorite bloggers like Ivan, Shenda, C. Jervis, JuJu, Millionaire Max, Nick, JKisz, Taylor Got Beats, Ashley Outrageous, Danielle, April Rose, Lovelee, Maurice, JSophisticatedJ and so many more that are worth a look!

Once again, thanks SO MUCH to everyone that has shown my blog love and suport. I hope that every time you log on you read something intriguing, listen to some good music, check some fly gear and kicks, and just have a damn good time.. 'cause I know I do!

Check Out My Fam Right over thurr ---->


Can I Kick It?

Scooped me a fresh pair of Vandals yesterday, and I'm already fiend out for my next pair of kicks. I could get my fix from any of these various new releases from Nike - Air Force 1 White on Ice, Dunk Low Pro "Goofy Boy," Dunk Mid Pro, and Blazer "Ocean Pacifics."

Those White on Ice AF1's are somethin else with that transparent blue sole, I need to find me a pair ASAP. I'm so salty that Kix-Files sold out of size 12, damn!

Pics below, Thanks to Sneaker Files and HypeBeast. What do y'all think?
AF1 "White On Ice"
Dunk Low Pro "Goofy Boy"
Dunk Mid Pro
Blazer "Ocean Pacific"

Life Is A Dream Come True

Peeped this a couple days ago but didn't get to listen until last night coming home from my second round of Notorious.

DJ Skee threw together a compilation of various Charles Hamilton joints that he felt captured the essence of the young MC's "Hamiltonization" process.

I'm glad he included some of my personal favorites like "November 10th," "Do What You Love," and "It's" but there's a couple I would add to the list like "Stutter," "My Wonderful Pink Polo," and "Ambitions of Musicians."

The real gem here is one of Charles' newer tracks, "Most Likely To Succeed." It shows how talented he can be when he ain't joking around on a track, and that vocal sample is BANANAS. The title of this post is one of the lines from this track and I might even call it my favorite Hamilton track thus far.

But don't take my word for it, peep the download link and track list for yourself. Shouts to TSS for the link, Enjoy!

01. November 10th
02. Theories Of Wine
03. Brooklyn Girls
04. Outside
05. Loser
06. Delivery Or DiGiorno’s
07. Do What You Love
08. Windows Media Player
09. Verbal Vicodin
10. Jeezy Hamilton
11. Waterworks
12. Happy Ending
13. What’s Going On
14. The Bermuda Triangle w/ Show TuFli & Yung Nate
15. It’s
16. Mt. Rushmore w/ Hcho & St. Vil
17. Mr. Perfect
18. Lacey Duvalle
19. Shinin’
20. Lemme Know
21. Most Likely To Succeed
22. November 10th 2008

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Mad Mullets

I Twittered pretty heavily last night watching the various Inaugural Balls (no Wanda Sykes) and one thing that irked the living shit out of me was Kanye's new 'do.

At the MTV Youth Ball, Yeezy resurrected what I hoped died in the 90's, that business-in-the-front but party-in-the-back phenomenon - the shag. Or, as us caucasians call it, the mullet.

Complex Mag and Miss Info got a kick out of Yeezy's ridiculous cut too, 'cause they and their readers took on the daunting task of compiling a history of the shag highlighting some of history's most disturbing do's.

I switched it up right quick to post some of the most incredibly unfashionable mullets from the past. Feel free to check out the history of the black mullet, including the likes of Alfonso Ribero, Theo Huxtable, Lionel Richie, Jermaine Jackson, Walter Payton and many many more at the Complex Blog and Miss Info's site.
And please, pray that Yeezy peeps the footage from last night and heads straight to the barber for a fresh edge-up.

Billy Ray Cyrus

Dog The Bounty Hunter

John Stamos (Uncle Jesse from Full House)

And of course.. Chuck Norris