Monday, February 28, 2011

WIz Khalifa X DayToday Season 3 ep. 8

Another reality DayToday series from Wiz

Check It Out:Big K.R.I.T-Dreamin'

The first leak off of Big K.R.I.T.'s new album Return of 4Eva "Dreamin'" produced by Big K.R.I.T. himself. " Check out the full track list and more at Returnof4eva
      "I feel this is a perfect representation of my music at this exact moment in time because it could have    gone either way for me. This was all a dream a year ago. Now I am living out my dreams everyday. This is a personal and special record to me and I hope it inspires you to follow your dreams like I did."
-Big K.R.I.T. 

Check It Out:Jay-Z Evolution of My Style

In this video, Jay-Z opens up to the public about how over the years as his career started to make a move for the greater good, so did his style.

Novembers Children Exclusive: DJ Black House x NovChildren RhymesxReason 8

We have supported the RhymesxReason Mixtape series from DJ Black House from the jump. Now Novembers Children & DJ Black House came together to bring you the RhymesxReason Vol. 8 Mixtape. Just as usual with the Rhymes tapes, there are plenty of dope hiphop tracks on here. 

DJ Black House X Novembers Children = An Epic Collab can only mean great music.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Chaun ft. Yung B - In The Morning [Franchise Music]

Check this video out from the artist over at Franchise Music ... great music from the DMV

Much shout outs to our homies over at international A.W.O.L. directed by my bro @TV_Kills

sent by @Fuckthepublic

Wiz Khalifa - Rollin Papers (Album Cover Art)

March 29th

Lil Wayne - I Hate Love

Word is that its from 2009.. never made it to a project... check it out..

Phil Ade - Wicked (Video)

DMV's Phil Ade redoes Ice Cube's single Wicked.. Ice Cube's was in 1992.. Video below:

J. Cole - Nothing Like It (Freestyle)

Freestyle over a beat Kanye did a while back for Beanie Sigel

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ab-Soul ft. Kendrick Lamar – Moscato (Prod. Tae Beast)

They bring us another dope collabo over their in house favorite producer Tae Beast..

The Clipse - Come N Get It ft. Travis Barker (video)

From Travis Barker's mixtape titled Let the Drummer Get Wicked .. Comment if you want the download link, and we will put it up.

The Melo City

FINALLY is all I have to say after 5 months of rumors and speculation. Carmelo Anthony is finally a New York Knick. Heres the trade break down

Knicks get: Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Sheldon Williams, Anthony Carter, former Knick himself, Renaldo Balkman and Corey Brewer

Nuggets get: Raymond Felton, Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov, 2014 first round pick, two 2nd round picks and 3 million in cash.

Timberwolves get: Eddy Curry and Anthony Randolph.

New York rejoice. Once again New York Basketball is relevant...not that ever wasn't.

Editors Letter: XXL Freshman 11

What's Good?
I know what you are saying right now.... "What the hell is XXL thinking?" Yes! Me too. Since I was a youngin' I believe there were only few magazines that celebrated hip-hop to it's capacity and XXL was surely one of them.  I do not agree with majority of the starring cast on this cover. How are they selecting artist? What are the qualifications?  For as long as I been writing for November's Child everyone who follows us (Thank You) knows I'm no hater. The very first thought that came to mind when I  seen the cover was that there must be some type of payola for press or that labels are simply paying magazines with notoriety for features. Lil B, are you fucking kidding? last time I recall it said "Freshman of Hip-Hop". Alot of supporters of his music say its "entertaining" but the question I pose is, is it Rap/hip-hop?
Lil Twist is so irrelevant beyond measure. He is a 19 year old rapper who is marketed to 10 year old kids, who still don't know him. I understand he has one of the biggest engines behind him but what work has he done that has set him to a standard of promising. Meek Milli has had no soundwave success until his signing to Maybach Music Group which was less than a month ago which means you can make it as a XXL freshman in 3 weeks before press. I am not going to get into the careers of the rest of them but the only guys I endorse on this cover is... Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T., Yelawolf, Diggy, Mac Miller and a drop of Freddy. The rest in my predictions have to pull their weight up. On a side note Stalley definitely deserved a spot before most of those guys.

Check It Out:Authenticity

What Good?
The Foreign exchange releases their second set of visuals to their recent album 'Authenticity'.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Check It Out: GaGa for SUREME

What's Good?
Lady Gaga gets REALLY comfortable with Terry Richardson for Supreme's latest shoot. I don't think they can ad any of the photos to an ad campaign.

New Artist Alert: Nike Nando

What's Good?
Usually when an artist puts on for a certain place in the world another artist finds their way through. Washington D.C. was one of the most overlooked places for hip-hop talent and since the national recognition of Maybach Music's newly signed artist Wale, many artist have tried to monopolize on the opportunity to be seen while the spotlight is on the DMV. We have payed close attention to most of their note worthy MC's such as Philade, Gram, Justi,Tabbi Bonney and many more....but, today's most promising artist since their recognition has to be...Nike Nando.
The DMV artist may have been out for some time and surely paid his dues. Nando's talent has surely made its way to New York City and some of today's most popular blogs. Now with his 'Love Day' project hitting the internet sound waves Nike Nando surely has the potential to bring his hip-hop experience to new fans everywhere. I (@Lucky_Peters) surely co-sign this guy for a solid listen.
Love Day -Nike Nando
Shout Out To Trevin (24KR Design)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Speech

In every moment of sports there is that defining moment, that speech that a coach or player may bring to their team to get them ready to finish a game for the ages.

Yesterday afternoon one of those moments came about as Coach Steve Lavin huddled his team in during a time out and spoke the words that brought the motivation to defeat (THEN) #4 Pittsburgh.

"Life will never get any better than this moment," the coach told them. "This is Madison Square Garden, you have this place electrified, you're playing with your best friends, and we're playing the No. 4 team in the country."

Though it might not have been a speech that won a championship game it separated Lavin from any other coach St. John's has had since Lou Carnesseca. He has the passion and brain to help this team and future Johnnies be the best...and beat the the country.

Another Top 10

"You say upset, we say another regular win" is how Sean Evans put it on Friday when asked about beating Pittsburgh and thats what St. Johns did yesterday thanks to the heroic effort by Dwight Hardy in the final seconds of the game.
"He is the Big East Player of the Year in my mind. A run away at this point" said Coach Lavin about Dwight Hardy. He couldn't be any righter.

St. Johns fans go vote for Hardy as Capital One Cup Impact Performance of the Week..he definitely deserves it!



Saturday, February 19, 2011

WMusic Update: When I Come Back -50 Cent

What's Good?
50 Cent might be back to vintage form with this one. No more bubble gum shit...

Shout Out to


What's Good?
Kanye finally released the actual visuals to 'All Of The Lights' off of his breakthrough album 'My Dark Twisted Fantasies'. The Video begins a little abstract than your anticipated thoughts but then takes you right where think it should be.

Play of the Year

I have found the play of the year and it only took the to most electric rookies in the league to come on the same floor and play on the same team to produce it. John Wall to Blake Griffin....Just watch.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Check It Out: Fantasy

What's Good?
SchoolBoy Q brings us the visuals to Fantasy featuring Jhene Aiko off of his 'Setbacks' project. The video was Directed by JeromeD who is one of today's most promising Directors along with the names of Collin Tilley, Creative Control, BBGUN and many more.

Music Update: Cabin Fever

What's Good?
Wiz Khalifa drops his follow-up mixtape before the album to keep the fans interest going.

Wiz Khalifa X FADER Magazine X Interview Fader TV

Wiz got the cover of Fader Magazine also 

Fashawn - Higher Learning 2 (mixtape)

XXL presented his project and J. Cole produced like three tracks on this tape for him..  

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Check It Out:Technicolor Lover EP.13

What's Good?
Amanda Diva and the Good Folks of Creative Control delivers the thirteenth installation of 'Technicolor Lover'.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

St. John's Giant Slayers

Yesterday on ESPN, Stan Verrett called St. Johns the "Giant Slayers" taking note that they have defeated four ranked teams one of which included The Duke Blue Devils. Last night the team traveled over to face Marquette for their second road game in two days, Cincinnati this past Sunday, and did what everyone expected them to do. Win.

The Johnnies or now, Giant Slayers, have proven they can win at home (8-3) they've proven they can win on the road (8-6), they have proven they can win Tournaments (Great Alaskan Shootout, Holiday Festival) and they have proven they can beat ranked opponents (4 wins verse top 25). Key phrase here ladies and gentlemen, THEY HAVE PROVEN.

Here is their resume so far:

Record: 16-9
Strength of Schedule: 2nd (IN THE NATION)
RPI: 17
Key Wins: Duke, UCONN, Georgetown, Notre Dame and Marquette. (I put Marquette as a key win because they are a very tough team, possible tournament bound team and it was on the road).
Key Losses: St. Bonaventure, Fordham.

Joe Lunardi, Mr. Bracketology, has St. Johns as the #7 seed in the tournament.

It's all there for The Johnnies. The numbers, the resume and the attention. The only question left to be answered is, can they finish strong?

hit that follow button on twitter @TimmyD_WSJU for more inside on St. Johns Basketball.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

TMA - Official Celebrity Kick Off Rookie Game Afterparty

This will be dope yall.. if you are out in LA for All-Star Weeekend come through!

check their site

More After the Jump..

Music Update:Un-Invited Guest -Kevin McCall

What's Good?
After dropping the intro video it has come to my attention that KMac dropped a mixtape yesterday. Here it goes...

Check It Out: Who Is Kevin McCall

What's Good?
You may know him from the deuces video or hanging with Chris Brown,but Kevin McCall is no rookie to the game. The Washington State Graduate and L.A. native came along way from switching career paths. The music producer came a long way from to gradually mastering his craft from creating the music to most of Chris Brown's mixtape joints to rapping and singing...Just see for yourself.
"Oh yea he is the Bruhz #RootodaGoodBruhz"

Check It Out: Bodies -Cee Lo

What's Good?
After all the anticipation from the trailer, Cee-Lo finally drops the official video. Many people say this man is weird along with many other artist but I feel you should learn to accept the many different art forms of music.

Cee Lo Green - Bodies VIDEO directed by Mikael Colombu from Mikael Colombu on Vimeo.

Check It Out: R U 4 Real -Teedra Moses

What's Good?
Teedra is surely back and trust she didn't lose a step. Is it possible she signed to MMG guess we'll have to see.

Check It Out: Breezy in Superbowl Weekend

What's Good?
Chris Brown and Mechanical Dummy shows you clips of Chris stunting for the Superbowl weekend in Dallas.

Breezy ... Superbowl Weekend from Mechanical Dummy on Vimeo.

Check It Out: In The Morning -J.Cole

What's Good?
As promised, J. Cole Delivers his hit song off of 'Friday Night Lights' featuring Drake. The video takes place while he is on the road in Paris.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Music Update:All I Need- Rugz D. Bewler

What's Good?
"To all the "Fighters by Day, Lovers by Night," Team Colours would like to make this Valentine's Day special with the release of Rugz D. Bewler's audio sextape All I Need Is 20. With Grand Staff providing the musical backdrop, Rugz D. Bewler created the ultimate aphrodisiac, setting the mood for lovers around the world. Consisting of two 10-minute tracks (Side A & Side B), All I Need Is 20 (The Lovers Rock Edition) is perfect music for romantics looking for a little fun, pleasure, and intimacy."
                                                                                                    -Team Colours

Music Update: Happy Valentine's Day

What's Good?
DJ BlackHouse just dropped by with the music essentials for tonight. He Picked the perfect decade with R&B hits....The 90's

Sunday, February 13, 2011

AWoL X Wale X DJ Drama.. CAU Invasion

Another exclusive from our homies over at International AwoL...
Here they are with Wale X DJ Drama.. CAU Invasion

Check It Out: Show Tufli-N$GM

Its been about two and a half weeks since I added this song to iTunes and I've had this song in rotation everyday since then plus one. I know you going to do the same once you download this track. Check it Out

Check It Out: Throwback

What's Good?
A couple months back we sat down with Creative Control just to get their perspective on the film world. I did this video with a flip and imovie, Now its a 7D and Adobe Premiere/Final Cut (I've come so far thanks to these guys).

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Check It Out: Inner Me -Chase N. Cash

What's Good?
Chase N. Cashe will surely break out this year. Gumbeaux coming soon...

Music Update: My God -Pusha T

What's Good?
Here is the first track off of Pusha T's first solo project 'Fear of God' on G.O.O.D. Music.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Jimmer The Bust?

I was checking out 1st & 10 on ESPN 2 today and the topic of Jimmer Fredette and NBA came about. Skip Bayliss and guest of the day, John Ireland discussed this topic. What blew me away was what John said in his opening comments.

"If Jimmer Fredette was black we wouldn't be having this talk".

That raised a good question to me. Would fans of basketball and analyst say otherwise about Fredette if he were black?

Looking into a league where the majority of white players are from Europe the two note able guys that didn't pan out to the hype were Adam Morrison and J.J. Redick. Both players had tremendous college careers, Morrison at Gonzaga and Redick at Duke, but both never panned out being true TOP 10 picks. Morrison is a complete bust and Redick is a decent role players for the Magic. Will the same bold for Fredette?

I say if Jimmer goes to a team that DOESN'T expect him to carry them he can have quiet the career. I compared him to a Jason Terry type player. The sixth man who doesn't come in to give you defensive minutes but that comes in and sparks a flare for your team when the starters, who you really rely on to win the games, need a rest.

Mock drafts have Fredette as a top 20 pick just weeks after he was at best a second round pick. The kid has the talent to succeed but needs to go to a team that will not rely on him to be their star alone. A veteran team is his best suit. Not a young, up and coming team.

I really would like to hear the peoples opinion on race being a factor for Fredette. I kind of wish it wasn't and more his talent but if it's going to be about that I'd like to hear other peoples thoughts as well.

Comment here or hit me up on Twitter @TimmyD_WSJU.

Landry Fields aka LeeRoy Jenkins

Modell's has started a really fun new thing that involves athletes and their sports. First it was Danny Woodhead trying to get people to buy his jersey and now we've got Landry Fields of the New York Knicks attempting to do the same. This video by the way is historical.

Mac Miller - Donald Trump

New mixtape March 11th

Check Something New: Zel - Look In the Mirror

TeamNC leave some comments...

Music Update:Aspiring MC Vol. 1

What's Good?
"The 19 year old rapper has put together a tracklist of 8 songs, all boasting clever verses, witty lines, and real life stories. His debut EP features "Gorgeous" over Kanye's instrumental, and his second single, "Love Leaves," which has already been circulating the internet."
                                                                      -CLE Magazine

Check It Out: Stalley In- Store Performance 2-11-11

What's Good?
Stalley gives a little reel to promote his in-store performance at Mishka on February 11th,2011.

 The Store is Located on 350 Broadway NY 11211

Check It Out: #Dance #Dance # Dance

What's Good?
Chris presents his sixth installation of videos with Mechanically Dummy on Dance. Check it out as he gets beusy to Rick Jame's classic hit ...Cold Blooded

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Check It Out: Gone Baby, Don't Be Long -E. Badu

What's Good?
Here are a set of visuals from Mrs. Badu herself off of her New Amerykah: Return of the Ankh album released early 2010

Erykah Badu - Gone Baby, Don't be Long from beeple on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Music Update:Lincoln Way Nights

What's Good?
Stalley's highly anticipated mixtape titled 'Lincoln Way Nights' is finally here. After making his breakthrough moment with his collaboration featuring Curren$y,  Stalley has been pounding the underground scene. The DD172 affiliate has surely made a name for his self cultivating avid fans of the New Hip Hop era.

Check It Out: Where We Gonna Go feat. Lykke Li

What's Good?
Tabi gives the visuals to 'Where We Gonna Go' off the 'Postcard From Abroad' Mixtape. this was a well shot video by 6ix Shoota! Short is bad too in the video...That's all

Wiz Khalifa - Taylor Gang ft. Chevy Woods

Check It Out: Nas & Damian Marley - Patience (Official Video)

This song hits the soul heavy.. go get their album if you haven't... do it for Bob Marley's bday which just passed.

Monday, February 7, 2011

RIck Ross X Diddy X SuperBowl

Ross and Diddy and their day during the superbowl..

Fly Union - Like That ft. Dom Kennedy (Official Video)

Would put Fly Union ahead of a lot of artists out right now..
I was talking Wiz and Curren$y years ago.. and now I'm talking Fly DOT U

Check Something New: Flash E Files P1

Sent over by the @WOL homies.. 
Check out the Lyricism and leave some comments

Music Update: My Last- Big Sean feat. Chris Brown

What's Good? 
Big Sean and Chris Brown have been in the studio together lately. They should do a Fan Of A Fan Mixtape!!!

Check Out:The MC

What's Good?
Wale's second video...

Super Bowl Champs: Green Bay Packers

Lil Wayne and Green Bay Packer fans have the right to celebrate all the way up until next years Super Bowl after defeating The Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 last night to capture the 2010-2011 Super Bowl.

Aaron "The Belt" Rodgers won MVP and the Lombardi Trophy returns home.

No offense to either team or the fans of the teams but this had to be the most boring Super Bowl that I've seen. By halftime I was yawning. Maybe thats just me.

Again. Congratulation Green Bay.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Check It Out: The Break Up Song

What's Good?
Wale finally drops the visuals to Break Up Song!...College Love

Music Update:Dave Raps:The Delorean

What's Good?
"Here's the first cut from Dave's new project H.Y.P.E. The EP drops this Friday and it's gonna be all original music."   -Vee Nyce


What's Good?
Superbowl Sunday will be amazing. As Christine performed The Star spangled Banner, we began to compare who had the best performance. I said "Whitney Houston" but my Aunt interjected and said "Marvin Gaye"...After seeing his performance my only word to describe this was....SILK

Happy Birthday Marley

Happy Birthday to Bob Marley.. 
Best to ever do musical expression.. in my book..

Friday, February 4, 2011

No West Coast Love

So the NBA has announced it's reserves for the All-Star game and can anyone guess the guy who didn't make it?

HINT: He averages 22 points per game and 16 rebounds per game.

Still can't guess? Then here's the answer; Kevin Love.

Sure the guy plays on The Timberwolves but should that be a reason his stats and ability goes unnoticed? 43 double doubles in 48 games. I'm seriously baffled at how he did not make it. Other then Dwight Howard, Love is one of the only true centers left in the game.

I guess this is what happens when basketball becomes a popularity vote.

Check It Out: F.A.M.E.

What's Good?
Chris Brown and Mechanical Dummy gives a trailer to a track off of the F.A.M.E. project titled 'Up To You'.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Lupe Fiasco - Lasers (Tracklisting)

1. Letting Go (ft. Sarah Green)
2. Words I Never Said (ft. Skylar Grey)
3. Till I Get There
4. I Don’t Wanna Care Right Now (ft. MDMA)
5. Out Of My Head (ft. Trey Songz)
6. The Show Goes On
7. Beautiful Lasers, Two Ways (ft. MDMA)
8. Coming Up (ft. MDMA)
9. State Run Radio
10. Break The Chain (ft. Sway x Eric Turner)
11. All Black Everything
12. Never Forget You (ft. John Legend)

Drops March 8th

PRE-PLANNING: Valentine's Day 2011

What's Good?
          Since I have been dating my mother always assisted me on how to treat a woman and what she would like to do as far as you courting her. Sometime the magic doesn’t always happen on the first night and although you are filled with lust it is in your best interest to let the night pass. Single awareness day also known as Valentine’s Day comes with a lot of expectations especially as you get older. You are more financially stable to where simple doesn’t always do it…sorry! I hope many of you have an idea for what to do on V-day. Eating is always a major necessity when catering to someone on this day. Whether you are you are a master chef or simply going to a restaurant, ambiance is key. Finding somewhere that is well lit and decorated according to its theme is the best first step to making a good impression. For those that are new to New York or simply trying to find something new, well look no further. I will be giving you some great areas of interest to spend your Valentine’s Day!

First lets Start with some restaurants because that should always be the first destination of the night. I strongly suggest that you call some of these restaurants for your reservation so things go smoothly at the door.
Sushi Samba has one of the most chilled and relaxing environments in New York City when involving dining. The bright colors set a 70's California vibe especially with the music. My experience there was absolutely great along with the service. My Recommendation: The Eel Nigiri as an appetizer and the Chicken Teriyaki ~ Samba Style. 
Sushi Samba
87 7th avenue , 
New York, n.y. 10014
Yama 49 is still one of my favorite spots for dining because of its location and service.The Sushi is always well prepared and the tempura  does wonders. Not to mention the prices are extremely fair. The ambiance gives you a more intimate feeling because of the design and lighting. My Recommendation: King Crab Tempura & Spicy Tuna
Yama 49
308 E 49th St
(between 1st Ave & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10017
(212) 355-3370
Qi is a high scale Thai restaurant with reasonable prices. Thai food is definitely up and coming because a lot of people are stepping out of their boxes and trying new things. Thai is absolutely incredible and if you haven't tried it yet please drop the McDonald's go live a little. It's located in Union Square where the night can end whenever. 
My Recommendation: Sesame Crusted Salmon &Thai Iced Tea
Qi Restaurant
31 W 14th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 929-9917

Red Rooster  restaurant is for those who cannot deny that soul satisfying southern flavor! The NEW restaurant has been taking guest on a steady basis since their establishment in the heart of Harlem. For all of my Green lovers, here is the spot. My Recommendation: Crab Cakes for your appetizer & The Grilled Snapper Tomato.
Red Rooster
310 Lenox Ave, (Btwn 125th & 126th St)

New York, N.Y. 10027

(212) 792-9001

Celsius Bar and restaurant is the only place to my knowledge with a winter solstice setting. The Restaurant is located in Bryant Park. Being that the restaurant is open seasonally it makes the restaurant that more  special. The restaurant prepares American cuisine, so if you want to play it safe and still get great taste this is your spot. My Recommendations: steamed shrimp dumplings as your appetizer and The Celsius Jumbo Sliders for dinner.
Celsius Bar & Restaurant
Bryant Park (40th Street & 6th ave)
If you are 21 and older then your night can be a little more fun. Finding a great bar with reasonable music and prices is so hard to come by these days. Well, look no further, did you ever think you can get mellow for 8 bucks well; we found a spot for you…
El Cantinero is a very low-key Mexican restaurant and bar  with a dance floor upstairs. This establishment is located in the Union Square area. They have a Margarita selection along with other mixtures that out does Blockheads by far. Each Drink on the menu is four bucks so it’s impossible to lose. I never had a complaint from anyone I brought there to leisurely hang out.
El Cantinero
86 University Pl (Btwn 11th & 12th St)
New York 10003
212 255-9378

Piano’s is a small bar in the Lower East Side of Manhattan where there is live music on occasions and an upstairs where they play themed music according to the day of the week. The prices are fair and the vibe is energetic. The people there actually make you want to dance.
New York, NY 10002
Chocolate is and will always be a V-Day favorite...
There are many places to get chocolate but nothing say’s "let me put my good foot forward" like Godiva. Godiva has some of the best chocolate selections such as the dipped strawberries, truffles and other assortments. A dozen dipped strawberries would do it though!
Godiva Chocolatier
33 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038
(212) 809-8990 
Cake has always hit the dead center of anyone’s sweat tooth since its creation. Black Hound’s edible arrangements have just what you are looking for as well. Their chocolate is consumed by the eyes and then by your mouth. Treating both senses the same. The taste and satisfaction has been in business for 13 years so you can imagine how many other people feel the same way.
Black Hound
170 2nd Avenue
New York, Ny. 10003
21297995055.3733 ext 1

After everything is set and done, picking an extra curricular activity can vary on how intimate you are with the person. If this person is your spouse well go home and get creative(can’t coach you on this one), if not you can get a little closer with the person by making the last trip a romantic one.  Movies are for teens and easygoing people but if you want to dig a little deeper, one of New York’s most romantic attractions is Ice Skating whether it is Bryant Park or Rockefeller Center. Ice-skating is something different and different is always good. If you are not an avid skater this is a great idea. Taking the Roosevelt Island ferry is one of my favorites. Even though the ride is about ten minutes the scenic setting with city lights and the bridges is an everlasting memory.