Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Thursday, 20 September 2012
wipe me downnnnnn
I'd never heard of CurT@!n$ prior to the release of his new track featuring Schoolboy Q titled, "RutHLe$$". Despite his use of teenage text grammer, CurT@!n$ is an advocate of leisurely reading (reading for pleasure rather than just for study) and created his own 'Luxury Minds' book club to encourage others to follow suit! According to massappeal.com, the reading list so far has included Paulo Coehlo's The Alchemist and George Orwell's Animal Farm. Giving an alternative to "web surfing and social networking…get kids to expand their horizons through the use of literature". Much like British rapper, Akala, CurT@!n$ is on a mission to make reading cool and if you're NY-based email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. If you can't make it down to NY for the book club, watch his new video RutHLe$$ below and pick up a book :-) Look out for his new project out on 23rd September, aptly named 23.
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
...more sexual healing from Jesse Boykins. This time he lays it down on the debut track from Zodiac's forthcoming EP of the same name due out on iTunes on September 24, and on vinyl on October 8. Zodiac is also known as Jeremy Rose…the producer behind The Weeknd's eerie, definitive sound. Interesting....
Monday, 17 September 2012
'Zulu Guru' put together by Jesse and one of my favourite musicians, MeLo-X, due out on 30/10 USA and 5/11 globally.
Sunday, 13 May 2012
This clip filled me with disappointment. First and foremost, it's only 24 seconds long. Secondly, I was hoping that for one of the most thought-provoking and topical tracks on the Watch The Throne album that we'd be given more than just concert footage. I geddit, the tour is monumental in terms of concert history, as well as Hip Hop - I myself have paid for a ticket to see them live in Paris, and will hopefully be seeing them live in London too - but please can we just take a small sidestep from celebrating their glory and start telling stories and start making history, rather than relishing in it. Damn...
p.s. I hope to at least see Frank in this new video
p.p.s Why is the instrumental for the worst song on the entire album, being played..don't confuse me :-(
No. Seriously...how did I not know about this? I'm seriously ashamed right now!! Blu, one of my favourite rappers...appearing on a Theophilus London track. Insane. Check the crip-walkin' rabbit visuals below, and stream the full track afterward!
Saturday, 12 May 2012
After completing the "I Am Music II" tour with Nicki Minaj (ironic tour title right?) as a back-up singer, Cleveland-born singer-songwriter, Lolah Brown is now making it on her own. I discovered this video on Okay Player this evening and although it's a little late I thought this might be the perfect time to share her stunning vocals as she is reportedly releasing her debut album, "Black Lily" next month!
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Friday, 11 May 2012
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
News surfaced last week on Spike Lee's latest film, Red Hook Summer. Look forward to seeing this in August, it most likely won't be shown in London but luckily I'm in California for the last week of the month. :-)
Red Hook Summer is the latest in Spike Lee’s Chronicles of Brooklyn (which also include SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT, DO THE RIGHT THING, CROOKLYN, CLOCKERS, and HE GOT GAME), RED HOOK SUMMER tells the story of Flik Royale, a sullen young boy from middle-class Atlanta who has come to spend the summer with his deeply religious grandfather, Bishop Enoch Rouse, in the housing projects of Red Hook. Having never met before, things quickly get off on the wrong foot as Bishop Enoch relentlessly attempts to convert Flik into a follower of Jesus Christ. Between his grandfather’s constant preaching and the culture shock of inner-city life, Flik’s summer appears to be a total disaster--until he meets Chazz Morningstar, a pretty girl his age, who shows Flik the brighter side of Brooklyn. Through her love and the love of his grandfather, Flik begins to realize that the world is a lot bigger, and perhaps a lot better, than he’d ever imagined.