Before I even get started on my rant, check the video below of Havoc from Mobb Deep’s thoughts on rappers getting their first break in their 30′s.
Alright. Coming from Havoc, a respected MC/producer who dropped his first album at 16 (with Prodigy, Mobb Deep’s ‘Juvenile Hell’), this is an interesting point. Who the fuck says that the point of view of a 16 year old is more valid than that of a 30 year old?
Let me put this in perspective. I’m now 29, and I’ve been rapping since I was 15, but only taking it seriously since I was like 23 or 24, and really seriously since maybe 27. Now, if I had have had a ‘break’ when I was 23, I know for a fact that there is NO WAY that my music back then would be anywhere near as solid as it is now.
I’ve learned so much over the past few years that I finally feel I’m ready to deliver a solid product that is worth people investing their time and money into. But my worldly (or not so worldly) point of view as a 23 year old, according to Havoc, is more valuable than the me of today?
That argument makes no fucking sense. So yes, fuck you Havoc. Just because shit hasn’t come together for someone by the time they’re 30 – whether they’re an MC or in a band – doesn’t mean that they should automatically kill their dreams. That’s insane. It’s nothing short of ageism, which is one of the most ridiculous biases in the modern era, as it puts the youth on a pedestal over experience and wisdom.
Mista Encore, a producer from Long Branch, NJ, hit me up with this video dude just shot for the first single off his latest LP, ‘Elevator Music’, which you can grab and stream on Mista Encore’s website.
Not only a talented beatsmith, knocking out 10 of the 14 beats on ‘Elevator Music’, but Mista Encore is an MC, and y’all can check the skills on the video above for ‘The World Is Yours’. Smoothly shot, the simple black and white imagery compliment the positive, uplifting lyrics.
Definitely check this cat out, an up and comer with promise.
So the ladies are finna be jealous and the guys are gonna feel for me.
Check the above trailer. Lucky me got to see this fucking film twice in the space of a week. Yup.
It’s late night Friday and I thought I’d share my pain. I work for a film distributor and got to check out the flick last week at a work screening, part of the job. All good. Then I got offered premiere tickets. So I took it due to the jealousy factor from broads, plus the free piss.
However, my boss and Ryan from YouTube took us out at 4pm for beers at Bridie O’Reilley’s and got me fucking smashed before hitting the premiere, which was awesome, but then I damn near fell asleep. It was worse the second time around.
Anyway, I’m home, I’m drunk as hell still, and tired as shit. And this is about as interesting as I’ma get right now. Night folks.
Huge shouts to the big homie P.R for landing this one!
Check out the video for G.No’s new single, ‘Paz’ (‘peace’ in Spanish), featuring Bizzy Bone, and produced by P.R! Some huge shit for the kid…video is low budget but fresh, shot in France. Worldwide baby!
Peace. I proudly present my first official instrumental album. This album is an audio snapshot of my life growing up in different countries and reflects different styles of music i was exposed to. From Hip hop, to Electronica to Jazz. It’s pretty much all filtered through my insane brain and manifested in the music on this album. My homie WGmeets also contributed some pictures that he took from his own world travels for the artwork.
I hope you all enjoy the album. 200% LOVE went into making it.
The homie Jermiside has been at it for a minute. Part of the Lessondary crew with Tanya Morgan, the ATL resident (via Cincinatti) has been putting in major work, and now he’s about to drop his album with Irish producer Danny Diggs, ‘Middle Classic’, on HiPNOTT Records.
Check the press release:
“Afraid”, featuring Irish singer Maverick Sabre, is presented visually in this stunning video that was written, directed, and edited by Ilyas (of Tanya Morgan). The song itself is an excellent example of the type of feel good hip hop Middle Classic represents as a whole.
So this is some messed up footage, but I think an important point is made here.
I’m a little behind on general shit that happens due to my lack of interest in mainstream media. So this might be old news, so please forgive me if that is the case.
However, for those who ain’t already know, a bullfighter in Madrid, Spain was murked in the throat during a recent fight (check the link for full details), as is bound to happen when you taunt a bull with a red flag and stab the poor beast. Now this was a particularly horrific one, as you’re about to see. Not only did the bull’s horn go through dude’s throat but it came out of his mouth. Word.
So what was the first reaction? Rush the dude to hospital. Of course. But what of the 6 or so bulls that are killed mercilessly each fight?
Look, I fucks with Spanish/Latin culture. But this shit is as archaic as religion and saving it for marriage. What the fuck do you expect to happen when you do this shit? Seriously. And then folks trip out when dudes get banged up. Fuckouttahere.
Let’s break it down…
Dude loses his footing…
…bull murks him…
…then lets him go…
…and here’s a nice close up for ya (awesome photography by the way).
Now check the video below and let us know your thoughts…
T.O. is killin’ it right now. The big homie Theo3 just dropped his new video for ‘How I Flow Part 2′, which features Tona and Andreena Mills (the amazing vocalist from ‘The Last Hope’), over a Boi1da production. There’s some serious names right there.