(Music Video) Bobby Dime$ X Driver's Seat prod. by Sap

His new album Google That is out now.. Click the title for details..

Depression: Sometimes, it is THAT BAD..

This is personal btw.. Not what I heard.. What I saw..

Suite 302/Carolinaware's Own are one..

New location for my 'home' barbershop. Read the post for details

I've walked that walk with someone..

Personal true story... Hope it helps someone.

The Foreign Exchange X New Music X So What If It Is...

New REMIX ALBUM coming 2/13/13 from them..Read posts for details..

JAMLA RECORDS x RAPSODY X IN THE TOWN FT. NOMSA MAZWAI

If you don't know about Ms. Evans, GET FAMILIAR DAMMIT. She can SPIT.. Period.

CAROLINAWARE'S TWITTER 2 X.. @OneoftheMs

Aka Mrs. Carolinaware's Own R.I.P. Rest In Power pretty gal..

Sunday, January 31, 2010

I enjoy this commercial a little too much..Kobe MVPCheer

I am sure I am not the only one..lol

Hoping they get the nod today- Foreign Exchange

I will watch them this time in hopes they get TV time. I haven't watched them in earnest in the past couple of years. Only here and there or flipping back and forth. I hear that the untelevised portion of the Grammys will air live @ www.grammy.com 4pm EST / 1pm PST

You can find some of the other features I have done on them in case this is your first time here via the search box..Posts like this one here. http://thewarehous.blogspot.com/2009/07/simply-put-we-have-to-start-celebrating.html

Here is a picture of them with Roberta Flack, Ludacris and Hiroshima.





Courtsey of http://www.nicolaymusic.com/2010/01/grammy-week-the-foreign-exchange-meets-quincy-jones.php

Here is a little piece on them done by another place.

Full interview here





Hands down, The Foreign Exchange was one of the most genius singer – producer collaborations to happen to urban music in the early 2000s. The trans-Atlantic duo, who first met on the popular online message board, Okayplayer, is categorized best as R&B meets contemporary electronic meets hip hop. The first ingredient is Nicolay, a Dutch producer from the Netherlands who hones in on his talent of concocting original composition. The second ingredient is Phonte, rapper slash singer, and one half of the acclaimed hip hop group Little Brother. The rest is history.

I first grew fond of The Foreign Exchange after hearing the 2004 debut album, Connected, which featured a host of appearances including Rapper Big Pooh (of Little Brother), YahZarah, Darien Brockington and Median. Tracks like “Nic’s Groove”, “Happiness” and “Be Alright” were on constant rotation. Now, six years and one album later, The Foreign Exchange are practicing their acceptance speech. Their sophomore album, Leave It All Behind, is nominated for a 2010 Grammy for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for the track “Daykeeper” which features one of my favorite jazzy soul sistas’, Muhsinah. I was more than delighted to catch up with Nic and Phonte and talk to them about The Foreign Exchange, their exciting nomination, and what’s in store for the future.

Krysten Hughes: The two of you were first introduced on the Okayplayer message boards while Nicolay was living overseas and Phonte, in North Carolina. You put together an entire album before having even met in person. Tell me how that went down and eventually lead to the idea of The Foreign Exchange.

Phonte: I remember Nicolay posting up some of his music, wanting others to hear it. I listened and I thought it was incredible so I hit him up and asked him if he wanted to do music together. He agreed so we started exchanging songs back and forth through instant messenger and e-mail. From there, we created The Foreign Exchange.

KH: Nicolay, what do you feel you have contributed as a Dutch producer to American R&B and hip hop music?

Nicolay: I think that what might set me apart from other producers is that I have a wide variety of music that I like, and music that I like to make. I like to incorporate different styles and overall my desire to experiment with different types of music.

KH: You tend to use live instruments rather than samples like many producers today. Why?

Nic: Truthfully, I run into a wall with creativity when sampling music. I am not able to branch out how I would like to. It’s also incredibly hard to get music that is sampled licensed for music and television shows, so I like to create music that is 100% original and be the owner in terms of rights.

KH: Phonte, how is working with Nicolay under The Foreign Exchange different then your collaboration with other artists you have worked with in the past, like 9th Wonder, Kev Brown and DJ Shadow?

Phonte: What sets him apart from other producers is because we have chemistry, we don’t have to talk about a whole lot. Overall putting music together and the feel of what we are going for goes together. He will send me a track and I won’t have to do anything, and vice versa. I can send him a song and he will have it completed immediately. I don’t explain a lot. Not that I have had to explain a lot to the other producers, but we just kind of intuitively get it. That is very rare.

KH: The Foreign Exchange is nominated for a Grammy in Best Urban/Alternative Performance for “Daykeeper” featuring Musinah from the “Leave It All Behind” album. As artists that have emerged from the underground, what was your initial reaction to the nomination?

Nic: My first reaction was what in the world!? I didn’t believe it. I think the main thing that we take out of it is that you can follow your heart and instinct and stay true to yourself and still elevate within the industry.

Twitter Person of the Week- Hail Mary Jane

Now if you have been following the blog for a long time, you know I have mentioned this person before.




Like here....http://thewarehous.blogspot.com/2009/09/if-you-like-what-i-am-doing-over-here.html


I have not made him Twitter Person of the Week though so this is my official introduction.

As I said before in the other post, the name is SELF EXPLANATORY. The site is a little more than that though. He touches on current events and topics. He is WELL WORTH the follow and even with his following being THAT BIG, there is no 'I don't respond to you peons..' type of issues going on. Go get at him!

Hail Mary Jane is the site..


This is his Twitter...http://twitter.com/Hail_Mary_Jane

Twitter 2 X Chromomsome of the Week- FoxxyBagLady


She is a brave Cowboys fan from the DMV. That alone should tell you all you need to know. Witty, big football fan


Per her own bio:

# Bio Your favorite writer's favorite writer. Purses are my LIFE. Reckless Tweeter Crew. Football Enthusiast. Cowboys Fan. Beautiful Jerk. Beagle Mom. Loyal chick.


/>

She is a fellow Crackberry addict too so you will see tweets about said BB.

Here is her blog. If you look around, you will see the 6 degrees of separation via her blog roll and topics there. She knows her sports but is DEFINITELY a female. @ the blog topics. Which means that some of you ladies should be following her. Oh, you thought it was just dudes who check out the gals? That I didn't know YOU check them out? @ the gals reading this. C'mon now.


http://www.holdmypurse.net/



Follow her HERE:

Miss Virginia - Caressa Cameron



Congratulations to the new Miss USA. I am going on record RIGHT NOW. I don't care what you people 'dig up on her' 'cause I know that she is (gasp) HUMAN. So in the event that some scorned little boyfriend, jealous ass 'friends', or bitter rival obtains some 'footage' of her doing (gasps again)human things like lets say, DRINKING, HAVING SEX, OR JUST NOT BEING....well...HUMAN, don't look for me to jump on the 'She ain't shit and she shoulda never...." bandwagon. Miss me with that shit. I know some of you 'perfect' people out there won't be able to resist though. You old perfect person you! (Murmurs) FOH (Fuck outta here)

I wonder what (who) this is gonna cost us...Yes, I really said that and YES, I meant it JUST HOW YOU TOOK IT. You know how this goes. We get one public figure and lose someone.

Thank you and have a great day!




Congratulations young lady!




"I went to the Republican House caucus yesterday to prove that I could go to my right once in a while.

Barack Obama at the Georgetown/Duke basketball game yesterday.

Verne Lundquist asked him if he had trouble going to his right in pickup games.

(Chuckles) He's a funny dude.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Cyborg



You know, I will be the FIRST to admit that I am REALLY just starting to get into the MMA thing. I have only been watching it with great frequency in the last 2-3 years. Not TOO heavily interested in the girls UNTIL I saw this monster.

Yikes. She is violent. I love it.

Just finished watching her put down Marloes Coenen...

SIDENOTE: The boy Herschel Walker looked fantastic! He did his thing and won his bout too!





In case you forgot, she did this shit here...lmao



She beat my girl up...









Pharrell & The Yessirs Out of My Mind

I am sure that most of you that I know personally have a copy of this. (Oh you don't? Okay well here ya go) Here it is digitally re-mastered...(In English, a MUCH BETTER COPY THAN WHAT YOU HAVE) Thank you @questlove



Pharrell and the Yessirs- Out of Mind

The boy Joell Ortiz= Exhibit H (Haiti)

Enjoy.

Link

Sade....New track and 'the picture'..

Baby Father

Link:



I really really really don't want to put the picture of her up here (Look, I like being able to post freely without a bunch of cease and desist emails thank you very much) so I will do the next best thing. Serve you from one fiend away. Here is a DIRECT LINK. (Don't worry, it is safe.) I will tell you what. I will make a deal with you. After I make enough posts to take it off the FIRST PAGE of the blog, the photo will appear here. Deal? Cool. Don't worry, that won't take long. If you know the groove I have been on in regards to posting, you will know that it will be up probably as soon as tomorrow.


http://www.akwarner.com/sade/sadenude.jpg

As promised...(NSFW)





















Rosa Acosta video..

A little video and some pics...Second video is of her on Live on The Leak. You can REALLY see how short (and nice looking) her hair is in that video.











Friday, January 29, 2010

I am thinking he is gonna get in the HOF. Helluva run Kurt.

Good job...





• Born June 22, 1971 in Burlington, Iowa
• Attended Regis High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
• Attended Northern Iowa University
• Originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent on April 28, 1994 but was released on Aug. 17, 1994
• Played in Arena Football League with Iowa Barnstormers (1995-97)
• Signed with St. Louis Rams on Dec. 26, 1997 as a free agent
• Played for Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe during 1998 season
• Played six seasons with Rams (1998-2003)
• Signed with New York Giants on June 3, 2004 as an unrestricted free agent
• Signed a 1-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals on March 6, 2005
• Signed a 3-year contract with Arizona on Feb. 14, 2006
• Signed a 2-year contract with Arizona on March 4, 2009
Accomplishments

• Four-time Pro Bowl selection (1999, 2000, 2001, 2008)
• Owns Arizona Cardinals regular season records for attempts, completions, completion percentage, passer rating, TD passes and consecutive games with a TD pass
• Two-time NFL MVP (1999 and 2001)
• Super Bowl XXXIV MVP
• Second QB in NFL history to start a Super Bowl for two different teams
• Career passer rating of 93.7 ranks 3rd in NFL history behind only Steve Young (96.8) and Peyton Manning (94.7)
• Became the fastest player in NFL history to reach 10,000 passing yards (36th career game)
• 2008 NFL Man of the Year award winner

Years W-L Comp % Yds. Rat.
'98-01 35-8 66.9 12,651 103.0
'02-06 8-23 63.9 7,940 82.1
'07-09 24-18 65.4 11,753 93.6
Total 67-49 65.5 32,344 93.7
Post 9-4 62.8 3,952 102.8

Obama at the GOP retreat..GOP admits it might not have been a good idea..

Correct me if I am wrong but I believe this is the first time a sitting President has done this live. That is big. No behind the doors stuff. Out in the open. No speculation or relying on what the House spokesperson's words or the journalist slants. Nope. You can see it for yourself.


Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy







Oh you thought I was spinning it? No.





See THIS IS THE PROBLEM. You guys are all too busy trying to win instead of doing what is best for US. When it stops becoming about the win, shit will get better.

Luda...George Lopez..interview

Don't look now but the Twerk Team might REALLY get poppin' too. @ being down with Luda. Yes, I know who the Twerk Team is. No, I don't feel real comfortable talking about them openly yet despite them being legal. Sue me. They have their own following and I will let you go find that out on your own. But trust, they are known.

THIS is what should be shown to the kids out there fucking up

....I am sure this is about to be the talk of the Internet. Oh the armchair comics are gonna have a field day with this shit here. Rightfully so. I am sure the name calling will ensue. Here is the thing though.

Are we going to keep chuckling it up about this type of shit and act like this isn't the 'norm'?

Are ya'll not watching the First 48? Maybe you are missing all of those 'tough guys' break down....

Not my boy, you say? Were you there his first night in the bing? Sitting there with him. Okay, so he didn't do it IN FRONT OF THE CAMERAS so that means he didn't? Riiight. Unless your boy (or girl) has no soul, chances are, they did this shit too. Several times during their trial.



Like it or not...perceived tough guy or not..if you catch what this cat is about to face, MORE THAN LIKELY THIS WILL BE YOU. Period. Laugh now if you like. Talk about all the props/perks/etc you want that you will get from this. How you would NEVER go out like that. Just how mentally tough you are. What will happen 'when you get home' and all of that...Whatever makes you feel better. Just know that shit isn't 'sweet' like it was in Goodfellas or some shit. Just know that even though you 'talk to your boy' when visitation time comes, he is probably not going to be able to express to you just how fucked up that shit is. Anyone who has spent ANY time behind any type of brick wall with some bars on it will tell you that RIGHT AWAY, you will see you aren't in 'Kansas' anymore. Shit is no joke. It is not a resort.


Think about it. We have people actually running around saying "A year? That's no real time!" As if we were BORN TO BE PUT IN CONFINEMENT or some shit? Hello! Slavery you fucking idiots! No one is bragging about wanting to do that and this is essentially that. As if they have even DONE ANY TIME AT ALL TO KNOW? Some of you complain via facebook about being trapped at your fucking desk for 8 hours so how the fuck are you gonna say 'Only a year!' of jail time isn't shit? Really? Think about how stupid that shit sounds. I did. It sounds dumb. We are not made for that shit and it has an effect on us. Trust me. It is proven. You can see it. It doesn't take a genius to figure that out. Hell, even having to report to a P.O./not being able to come and go as you please/etc is not something we were made to do. Again, let me remind you of your job. That boring ass 'thing' you have to do every weekend or whatever it is you constantly complain about. Now imagine if it had bars/gates, corrupt security guards and violence, murder and rape waiting around every corner? Yeah, a year of that sounds GREAT NOW DOESN'T IT? Yet we co-sign this stupid shit time and time again. And the kids listen to us when we say it so their mentality is.....and I know why we do it. We don't want those who have messed up to lose hope. No issue with that. It is a dual edged sword though. The kids are hearing that and thinking "I can play around with that...I can mess up and be aight so why not just mess up for a bit.." That is the reality of the situation. That is how they are looking at it. That is wrong. Period. You can't always recover and even when you do 'recover', you don't always come all the way back. It takes a part of you. Sometime for the good...sometimes for the bad...always with no guarantee.

I think that if we are gonna get some sorta hold on the 'lil people' to get them to act right, clowning this cat (or people like him) is not the way. All that will do is make them say "I don't wanna be like him SO I'MMA HOLD IT IN..." as opposed to just stopping them all together. This (and the countless number of 'breakdowns' you see on shows like the First 48) represent FAR MORE of reality to me than that other 'front' that is put up. Even if the people up on charges don't cry, you can see the gravity of the situation hitting them as they turn to face that judge and those years. You don't see their boys in the courtroom usually. Nobody has to do that time but that person who did that crime. I think this was a classic (and common) case of him realizing just that.

So go ahead. Chuckle it up. Call him names. I feel bad for him. Not because he doesn't deserve to go. He does if he did what they said he did. (I don't know the background of the story well enough to proclaim him innocent or not. Unless you know him or live in the area, you don't either...) The reason why I feel bad for him is that it is the 'norm' now for someone to think that they can do a violent (or some truly dumb shit)act and that everything will 'work' out. Like this is the movies or some shit. Instead of people hoping and praying that the situations that put them IN dire straits work out, we have been reduced to hoping and praying we can 'find a way to beat the system' when we do wrong. Not everyone but a lot of people feel this way.

You see, the 'fight the system' issues started 'cause we would get locked having NOT DONE ANYTHING. So it was UNJUST! Now cats do shit and think 'getting locked up and doing time' is unjust. Read what I just said again. I'll wait. This mentality is KILLING US. From the looks of it, this young man was sold a dream.

I feel bad for him because I can tell he is caught up in that mentality just from the little bit that I know about him. He got sold a dream. A dream that all of us get sold and few of us don't buy. Luckily, a lot of wake up from the dream but some times we still have nightmares about it 'cause of the trouble that it has bought to our doorsteps. @ the residuals.

It is proven it is a dream too. Just look at how many of us get caught back up in reality when the dream stealer (the judge) bangs that gavel. The numbers don't lie. Yet, we keep selling this dream to our kids. Over and fucking over and fucking over again. Some how, it really has become a 'rights of passage' to go to jail. It is the only 'proven' way to be known as tough or respected for a lot of people. It is the silliest shit I have EVER HEARD quite frankly. I will just go on record as saying it. I know that a lot of people won't like that but that is (one of many measures of) true toughness to me. Standing up for what you believe in and not being akin to a sheep in a flock.

Now I DO UNDERSTAND that some people have to do what they have to do. Thing is, you don't HEAR THOSE PEOPLE CRYING ABOUT what they have gone through or been through nor do you hear them BRAG ABOUT IT. I can't do nothing BUT respect that. So for those of you out there that might get a look at this, I am not talking about you. At all. To me, if you do get in that situation, that is the way it is to be handled. Just how you did. Shit does TRULY happen. I know that. I am not an idiot nor a stranger to that. I just don't like this 'woe is me' attitude cats seem to be getting accustomed to out here.

Yeah, it is getting better. The 'gangsta rappers' who have told stories (more than likely their partner's stories but I don't care. It is getting told) about the ills of the life. The message is out there to be had via former members of jail and the like but I still don't think it is being heard correctly. People still want to have the feel for that power that comes via intimidation and fear. That feeling that unfortunately, we have labeled and put under the word 'respect'. Which is all anyone has in this World apparently wants. So when they hear the stories, they don't hear the 'bad parts'. All they hear is about the 'respect' part and that seems to be what stays with people. So the cycle continues. Another part of the 'dream' we are selling people. It is not that I am saying you shouldn't want respect. You SHOULD. It should be noted however that the type of respect most people are seeking is short lived and could end your life. @ obtaining via fear and intimidation. It is HOW you get the respect that should be drilled into people's heads. We are not doing that right now. We are focused on the wrong shit. Why they are building jails and shit like that. How about we focus on how it gets imparted in a young person's head that it is actually normal to be shot/have charges/or do wrong 'cause everyone else is? Especially when 9/10 of them will have some form of the break down we just saw up top?

How about we focus on how to get them to the place that the respect they want can be ascertained without using the current vehicles that are widely accepted?
Translation: How about we stop telling motherfuckers it is okay to shoot/rob/etc people to get people to respect you and stop putting cats on high horses when they 'run things'?

I add a motherfucker so you ignorant ni##as hear me- L. Boogie


As you were....@ laughing at the video. I know some of you don't want to hear this shit. PLEASE DON'T LOOK TO ME FOR SYMPATHY though when you get caught up doing some dumb shit that you actively sought out to do. Again, if it is a situation that came TO YOU, I have nothing but respect for you surviving it.

Barack Obama The State of The Union Address...Jon Stewart's take on it.

Of course you know he went in on everyone. Which is what I like actually. I think we all know my party affiliation at this point but that doesn't make said party perfect.




Is it me or did ole boy from Virginia just regurgitate everything the President said?

'That is the same shit that was in the last model....'- Jon on the Governor of Virginia

"His speech basically boiled down to 'Fuck me? No no no....Fuck you.'.."So if you will, please accept this hot cup of 'Fuck you' from me'..- Jon on Obama...Oh I got your attention now? Good. Now listen to the clip dammit. lol

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Speech Therapy
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show
Full Episodes
Political HumorHealth Care Crisis



Oh you didn't like the speech..You musta been tuned into here...@ Fox News Or you loved it. @ MSNBC. You know Jon got into that too. CNN was not spared either. You know he bought out the boy Wyatt. "Pants on the ground...."

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Speech Therapy - Post-Racial
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show
Full Episodes
Political HumorHealth Care Crisis



Doris Kerns..

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Doris Kearns Goodwin
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show
Full Episodes
Political HumorHealth Care Crisis


Oh you don't remember the speech too well? Well...well..well..I just happen to have a copy (I mean we DO HAVE THE INTERNET afterall) of it right here. I don't think that some liked the tone of the speech too much. That is probably because he was taking people to task and speaking a little bit of the truth up there. My favorite part was when he spoke on the mess before him and gave the Bloo...I mean the Republicans that "Tell me I am lying..." look.



I wanted to wait a day or two to go by before I even commented on this so that is why this was not posted earlier.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sharon Stone's quote...Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake whole relationships. -Sharon Stone


Actually, Sharon stole this from James Shubert but anyhow....


Ya'll do know this is not exclusive to men right? I mean, you DO KNOW THAT?

Lord I hope so or this will just be another mindless "Go get 'em sister girl!" quote that will serve to undermine the very thing you are trying to do.

I mean I hate to break it to you but this innate ability (and behavior) is not exclusive to just us men. Last I checked, you gals were PRETTY good at it. Matter of fact, most of you are still running around under the belief that you are WAY SMARTER than us anyway as a whole. Not quietly either. @ all that mouthing off about it every chance you get. Bragging about what you can get away. How we will 'never know' xyz 'cause ya'll are just that much slicker than we are. Now all of the sudden, we are supposed to be the 'slicksters'....



You want it one way- Marlo.

No, I don't give a shit about Tiger or Shaq's mess ups either. We can take this all the way back to the apple if you like...

Oh, I didn't think you wanted to do that.

So yeah, like I was saying. Have your little saying. Shout it from the rooftops. Just know it doesn't absolve you from any wrongdoings that you contribute to your 'fake relationship'. You know the one that you will 'feign ignorance to' yet 'claim to have known about the whole time' all in the same breath when it ends. Nor does it mean that it is just us.

P.S.

This doesn't mean that I am anti women or that I think men are just automatically correct in every situation. I take things on a case by case basis. This is just my stance on this particular situation. I am sure that won't matter to some of you as I will now be 'one of them'. So be it. If you know me (or get to know me) you KNOW I am not like that. I take men to task on shit we do on the daily. Twice on Sundays. Ask about me....


Kim Kardashian promoting candy and more..

Not bad at all..Can think of worse people to do it...












Upcoming swimsuit pics..




Another sneak peack from my shoot! Love this Brian Lichtenber... on Twitpic

At a photo shoot w @NickSaglimbeni HOT HOT HOT! Not even reto... on Twitpic

Drake...Complex...Interview..

Here is a behind the scenes look...



Here is some of the interview...




Story by Damien Scott; Photography by Matt Doyle; Styling by Anoma Ya Whittaker


New Money stands out. Take the Twelve Hotel in downtown Atlanta. Everything is modern, angular, all rich wood grains and polished metals. The chairs in the lobby are likely as expensive as they are uncomfortable. It feels like a playground for people comfortable with privilege. So it comes as no surprise that Aubrey "Drake" Graham and his crew are staying here while in ATL, and it's hard to blame him for feeling entitled: After all, he did help usher in an entirely new sensibility in hip-hop. It's not the singing that makes him special—MCs have been crooning for years. What puts Drake in a different space than rappers past and present has less to do with his music than how he found himself in a position to make it. He doesn't represent traditional hip-hop in any form or fashion. There were no obstacles to his success; far from a statistic, he caked off as a child star on a soft-ass show (Degrassi: The Next Generation). He's Canadian, which as we all know did wonders for the careers of Maestro Fresh Wes and Kardinal Offishall. And he's Jewish! Scope those stats on paper and rap celebrity seemed destined to elude Drake. Yet, the Toronto kid made it work. But how?
Call it the Kanye plan (at least to an extent—even K. West had more trouble breaking down doors than Drizzy has). Just as the Chicagoan did with the Roc, Drake aligned himself with one of the most prominent rap labels in the game (Cash Money) and absorbed a modicum of street cred in the process. Would DJ Khaled ask him to appear on record if he wasn't down with Weezy? Probably not. But that's beside the point. The fact is that a guy who raps—and sings!—about heartache is working with Jeezy; more than anything, that exemplifies the shift in the landscape. Hip-hop has long conflated gangster and authenticity, and Drake has managed to shrug that off without losing face. The question is, how long will his balancing act last? Rap may change, but it also keeps changing; overnight success has no insurance policy. Thinking about it all is enough to make anyone crazy, but sitting down to dinner in the half-empty restaurant on the Twelve's ground floor, Young Money's (half-)white knight seems calm and carefree, even as he builds about the year behind him and the one ahead. What's to worry about? It might be new money, but having it never gets old.

As smooth as your entry to the rap world was, you only stumbled when people questioned your choices, like the video for "Best I Ever Had."


Drake: You can do something you believe in and people will still say, "This shit is terrible!" But I still believe in Kanye's vision. Maybe we didn't do a great job with getting the point across—it was supposed to be a humorous video. When I read the comments, I was like, Man, I guess no one wants to laugh anymore. Everybody wants the fairy tale, you know?

For an artist who's perceived to be so multifaceted, it was interesting to see people try to put you in a box: "How could he do this? This is degrading to women!"


Drake: If you listen to the lyrics, it's really not a romantic song. It's humorous. Yes, it's great to tell a woman, "You're the best I ever had." But the hook was so lovey-dovey that I just wanted to make the verses some fun shit. And that's how I viewed that song. Like a good time, like a laugh.

The first time we ever spoke, you said that you were more in tune with R&B artists than the current new guys rapping.

Drake: When you're coming up, and you're in competition with somebody, it's always hard to have a friendship. I think Cudi and I are realizing that we don't threaten each other. It's ended up being one of the greatest industry friendships I have.
Around the time that Kanye directed "Best I Ever Had," it seemed like there was strife between your camp and Cudi's camp because Kanye was so enamored of you while Cudi's project was being worked on.


Drake: I wasn't aware of that. Even so, I could understand. If Wayne were to be enamored—which is a great word—of another young artist, I would be like, "Damn, I'm here too!" But at the same time, it happens in more than one situation. It happens with 'Ye, and I have a great relationship with Jay, and Jay's got Wale and J. Cole, who's one of my favorite dudes rapping right now. I've happened to have had more success. I made the most money, I have number-one records, those guys don't have that shit. And it's just facts, it's not even my feelings or that I feel I'm more talented. That's what the game is about, making great music that earns profit. When it comes to my relationship with the new dudes, I'm just excited for them. I get to sit back in a cool position and be like, "Yo, I'm excited to see you do it now because I know what it's like, it's gonna be so much fun for you…"


You feel like you're at the finish line?


Drake: I'm at the starting line. Those guys are at home, putting on their tracksuits, getting ready to make their attack. When J. Cole gets it super-right, I think he's gonna have a place as a Nas-type character who really stands for hip-hop, but still makes ill records that everybody fucks with.
If J. Cole is Nas, then who are you?

Drake: [Laughs.] I'm the young big homie!

Of all your contemporaries, it seems like you want to be famous the most.
Drake: That's gonna change. When Cole's sound is the new sound that everybody wants to hear, he's gonna be like, "I wanna be as big as possible with this shit." I didn't jeopardize anything to be in the position I'm in. You're listening to the shit that I believe in, not some shit I did because I needed to get here. People just happen to embrace my shit. That's very rare—but I also think the younger generation appreciates that brand of music, so I think it's possible for one of these guys to emerge and do exactly what I'm doing.

***
What Drake is doing is appealing to the widest array of fans possible. Yeah, girls love him the way they used to love LL Cool J, thanks to his melodic love raps. But it's dudes, even those considered to be "true heads," who have really hoisted Drake to his current level. Why? Some say it's his affiliation with Cash Money Records that allows him to play in both sandboxes, that because he's backed by Birdman and Lil Wayne, he seems to belong on a track with Gucci Mane and Young Jeezy as much as he does on a song with Mary J. Blige. And what's wrong with that? Nothing, especially considering that Mr. Carter is slated to serve up to a year in prison for weapons possession charges stemming from a gun found when the NYPD raided his tour bus in 2007. With Cash Money/Young Money's primary breadwinner behind bars, someone's going to have to fill his Supras....



The rest is here...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Open mouth...insert foot...Chris Matthews..

"I forgot he was black tonight..."-Chris

Looks like Meek Mill is on the road....

You will recognize Lil Duval...Some other Grand Hustle people in this video...In case you are wondering about some things...


Verifiable here:
ME AND T.I.P WAS GOING OVA ALOT OF HOT SHIT TONIGHT JUST GOT FINISHED!!!SHOUT OUT 2 KILLA MIKE 2........TELL DESE NIGGAS GET READY!!! 3:47 AM Jan 25th from web



MEEK MILL AND GRAND HUSTLE BATTLE!!!LOL from Meek mill on Vimeo.

Bloodraw- Supa Star

Nice visuals. People have been asking about him...Here he is..

Short hair/long hair ...Rosa Acosta

It doesn't really matter. Enjoy. I am sure she had help but she is helping herself by going to the gym obviously. @ all of you out there trying to look good and wondering if going to the gym really helps.














How Low Can You Go (remix)- Luda ft. Rick Ross & Twista

I know there are a couple floating around. This one is supposed to be the official joint..


Link









Oh and the boy Collie Buddz has some new music too..



Link here

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Must be nice to NOT have to change locales when

shooting a video. The Bawse....Ricky Ross....Mafia Music Part II ft. Chrisette Michelle.

Hopefully this one becomes an instant classic. Lebron vs Wade

Here is a dunk from the game but the back and forth was JUST AS GOOD.

No 9th Wonder and I am okay with that. Little Brother..Left Back

It was rumored to have 9th Wonder on it. Rumored to be an EP. Hell, it was rumored to not even come out! But it is coming. Here is the press release.




Favorites of fans and critics alike, Little Brother, the North Carolina duo of Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh, is proud to finally confirm the release of an album people have been waiting on for years. LeftBack, which will be the fourth album of Little Brother’s illustrious career, will be available April 20th via Hall Of Justus.

Little Brother members Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh worked through several versions of the album before locking in the final version of LeftBack. Close followers of Little Brother may already be familiar with the LeftBack title, however, any previously held notions of this album being an EP should be dismissed. Little Brother opted to scrap the EP concept and instead, crafted an album’s worth of material for those who have been waiting patiently for new content. “I didn’t want our last record to be a bunch of second-rate material,” says Phonte. “I wanted to walk away from Little Brother knowing that I gave our fans all that I had to give, and said everything I wanted to say. With LeftBack, I’ve done that.”

Continuing the tradition they set with the critically acclaimed GetBack, Big Pooh and Phonte have enlisted multiple producers for LeftBack, both from within and outside of the Justus League camp. Producers for this album include frequent collaborator Khrysis and GetBack producers Denaun Porter and Zo!, as well as efforts from Symbolyc One and first time Little Brother contributors, J. Bizness, and King Karnov.

In addition to production, Khyrsis will also be contributing guest vocals on the album. Joining the North Carolina producer/MC are Torae, Truck North, Jozeemo and fellow Justus League MC’s Chaundon and Median. Resident crooner Darien Brockington and songstress Yahzarah also supply vocals on the album.

Despite Little Brother’s dominating presence in the hip-hop world since the 2003 release of The Listening, LeftBack will mark the duo’s first album with a true multi-media experience. Accompanying LeftBack will be four official music videos, all shot and directed by Matt Koza, known for his previous work with Foreign Exchange, Rapper Big Pooh, Kam Moye, RJD2, and more. While not customary for a Little Brother release – the group has had only one previous official video, for The Minstrel Show’s “Lovin’ It” – with LeftBack, Little Brother is excited to offer loyal supporters a long-desired visual take on the group’s music. Says Big Pooh, “Three albums, three mixtapes, one video. It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense in this day and age. We have always lacked in the visual department, and I think it will be refreshing to finally offer the people those visuals.”

Building on the album’s multi-media offerings, the initial pressing of LeftBack will also feature a limited edition DVD full of exclusive bonus material. Compiled in a documentary format, the bonus DVD will include recent tour footage, as well as exclusive Little Brother footage shot and archived throughout their career. For fans that miss the initial run, a subsequent DVD-only release will also include all official music videos from LeftBack.

Monday, January 25, 2010

As for HIM...Yes HIM....Twelve men in the huddle..

You don't do that, you kick the football and you win the game. Just saying.

The pick was HUGE but that stupid ass penalty and those fumbles WERE bigger. Sorry. I know if you hate HIM, then the throw across the body is ALL YOU ARE GONNA TALK ABOUT. They lost that game BEFORE that play. Now he HAS to go out and try to make something happen.



You will say, "Well they made it there last year without him so you can't say that they wouldn't have again." Yeah and AP was unstoppable that year. This year? Not so much. As a matter of fact, they STILL tried to make it AP's team this year and had to lean on HIM to get them going. He had a great year. 30 some TD and single digit INTs for the year. (You know those numbers..Act like you don't. It is okay. I know you know them.) Without him, they don't get there. @ that conference championship. Sorry. Were you watching the AP of this year? There was a 4-5 week stretch where he looked like he lacked confidence.

Look, I don't think he needs to make nary an announcement. I don't think he should say shit to anyone but the Vikings. Before the draft for sure. I know someone (Ed Werder) asked him and he said "Highly unlikely..". I don't even count that. He just finished the game. Probably still looking sun burnt (beat up) from that game. If he comes back, he comes back. I won't be mad. If he doesn't, respect to him 'cause he is one bad ass quarterback.

Shit, some of you can't talk 'cause he was WAY WAY WAY BETTER THAN YOUR TEAM'S quarterback...#justsayin


BBC America's Top Gear

Ah the joys of commercials and ON DEMAND. I saw the trailer for car (Bugatti Veryon) vs. the fighter jet and KNEW I had to catch it.

That one is not on ON DEMAND though. So I had to catch the one when they started off in the hood in Miami trying to buy cars for a $1000 and ran up through Florida to New Orleans. I am sure the show was intended to be funny but it is absolutely knee slapping funny to me. They had to do more than drive though. They had to do these little challenges along the way to add to the fun..smh

Funniest part: When one of the local car dealers told them not to go past 79th St. in Miami or they would get murdered and then pulled out his two guns to show them he wasn't playing. The looks on their faces were priceless.

Good show.

Go here to watch the episode I am talking about. Bear in mind, they are NOT FROM the US so when they got to N.O., it got real for them. They came there a year later after Katrina. You can see the damage even then. So instead of them selling them like they normally do, they GAVE THE CARS AWAY. This was a special episode btw...The 'normal' stuff they do appears in pictures down on the bottom.


http://fliiby.com/file/131737/0sft4rt8ij.html