Oct 10

Have you ever met a woman that you know gets around and figure that it would be a breath of fresh air to avoid the games and get in her goodness around the 3rd date or so? Then she flips the game on you because you’re a nice guy and decides that she wants you to earn the booty unlike the other 100 fellas before you? COUGH! Stacey Dash! Cough! Well the boys and girls over at Turquoise Jeep feel yours and my pain and their latest smanger is hotter than anything I’m hearing on the radio right now. Check out “WHY I GOTTA WAIT??” by Flint Flossy and Young Humma over a Tummy Scratch Beat.

Aug 12

As you all know I am a huge fan of Janelle Monae’s music and performances, so when I got the chance to see her live in Miami I jumped at the chance and planned for it. The performance I expected was a small set with a CD backing her tracks and her rendition of the newer jams accompanied by her high energy dancing. Little did I know I was in for so much more, Janelle (who wasn’t the main act) brought along a mini orchestra, props, costume changes, paint and a large screen to show videos as she performed. It was simply amazing, with lots of energy and not unlike one of her videos. The backup singers were on point, the music echoed the album and tiny Janelle had the lungs of a giant showing her vocal range in making sure that the entire auditorium… [Read more]

Jul 23

Nobody likes to hear about their favorite artists dying but it worsens when that artist is young and full of potential. Amy Winehouse was a songstress who transcended many of her peers by channeling the greats with her powerful voice. She was in tuned with hip hop, not an elitist who shunned it – one of her songs “fuckery” was even dedicated to Nas, that’s how down she was and she did a collaberation remix of “I’m no Good” with Hall favorite Ghostface Killah. I say all that to show how much she embodied my two favorite musical genres of rap and jazz, she was my soundtrack and I was one of her fans who was hoping she could kick her demons and deliver a 3rd album. Today’s loss is another reminder to all of you out there who think that you are smarter and… [Read more]

May 13

Why am I having to write this? Well I am hoping that anyone who passes these Halls, sees this on Google or through your magnificent tweets, likes and re-posts will realize that they are being played by my man 50 Cent. Look, I can identify with Curtis because he has the same sick sense of humor that I do… we say stuff for reaction, we look from an outside realm into the world and toy with people when we feel bored enough. If you are the type to laugh at yourself you will completely get it, but if you are part of the other 80% who takes things at face value you will be mad at us. I get it, and I want you to get it too. Over the last year or so the mega-successful, rich, 50 Cent has toyed with the public on… [Read more]

Mar 16

Remember NWA, Dr. Dre’s Chronic and Naughty by Nature’s O.P.P.? Salt-n-Pepa wanted you to Push It real good in their body suits that left nothing to the imagination. How about Madonna and the videos she would make that screamed “daddy issues”, she was a naughty “material girl” wasn’t she? Twisted Sister, Motley Crue, Van Halen… need I continue? Have I jogged your memory enough to dispel the innocent Billy Joel dreams that go through your head when you reminisce on the 80’s era of music or the Kid n’ Play happy rap that you assumed was all Hip Hop was back in the day? Am I incorrect in saying that vulgar lyrics are as part of musical expression as is lamenting the days of love lost and want for forbidden love? 96 Tears, The Big Bopper telling Chantilly Lace “ooooh baby you knowwwww WHAT I… [Read more]

Feb 17

Cee Lo Green is on another plain of existence with his voice, space-age suave and well THIS VIDEO. Not a few nights ago we saw the man dressed like some sort of War Cockatoo alongside the lovely Gwyneth Paltrow but now a new video and single has sprung up for our enjoyment of his new song “Bodies” directed by Mikael Colombu. “They say that chivalry is dead, then why is her body in my bed?” The video was shot completely with a Nikon Camera, has some cameos of Hall favorites: Janelle Monae, Raphael Saadiq and even Common… there is a bit of James Bond in there, some TRON and Cee Lo Green in a purple tint, collecting bodies in his bed. Watch for yourself and enjoy:

Jan 03

Keri Hilson has been naughty (if you haven’t seen her video for The Way You Love Me, check it out below) and all the negro blogs are going crazy in their own conservative way, begging for Keri to stop “trying so hard” and asking “why oh why” being that the song is pretty adult, stripper theme songish and all that jazz (double standards, list em if you can). For me, I thought the video was sexy but it reminded me of a misconception that many women, like Keri, have had for a really long time. Women tend to think that every guy can be enslaved by their vagina. In the song her hook says: “I got that kind of pussy that will keep you off the streets”, sigh, look Keri, you’re cute and albeit sexy but I doubt that you can lock up many guys… [Read more]

Nov 15

Since the passing of two Hip Hop titans in the Notorious BIG and Tupac Shakur, rap beefs have become an ongoing joke amongst fans whenever they surface. The last little spat that was taken seriously was between Jay-Z and Nas but that was strictly musical and came off more as Jay-Z breaking Nas’s balls in order to have him up his game and do better. Rap beefs in general just seem lame nowadays being that we have seen the worst part of them with shoot-outs in the street and artists losing their lives. Mention a rap beef to someone today and you get feedback like “that little cornball?” followed by a laugh and a question on his sexuality. Rap Beefs shouldn’t be announced So with that being said, why would you announce to the world that you are making a diss record and then drop… [Read more]