Oct
14
2014

Music: Flying Lotus Feat. Kendrick Lamar “Never Catch Me”

This song is great but this video is incredible. Check it out. Spotted at Maurice Garland.
Flying Lotus’ new album “You’re Dead” was released last week.

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Oct
14
2014

Television: ATL-The Untold Story Atlanta’s Rise In The Rap Game

Last month VH1 aired a very retrospective documentary on the origins of Hip Hop in Atlanta, GA. As somebody who’s been in the city for almost 20 years now it was great to see not only the story of the music, but the story of the community and how all these things shaped what Hip Hop in ATL sounded (sounds) like. I caught this on TV the night it aired. Shouts to executive producer Chaka Zulu and all the other folks involved with bringing this to life. If you missed it when it came on, feel free to check it out in it’s entirety here.

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Aug
12
2014

Events: Rapper Big Pooh & CYHI The Prince

Rapper Big Pooh 8.21 / CYHI 8.25. Both in ATL. Mark your calendars. Check the flyers below for details.

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Jul
24
2014

RECAP: Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival Summer 2014

2 weekends ago I was honored with the chance to attend the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. Tickets were provided, so I had to make the pilgrimage to NYC to check it out.
The festival similar to the A3C Fest in ATL is celebrating it’s 10th year in operation this year.

Hosted in a vacant lot in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (right off the East River) it was a beautiful sunny day for an outside concert for sure. When I arrived Tanya Morgan joined by Spec Boogie were getting on stage. I dipped out and missed a few acts including Brand Nubian, Beatnuts, and who knows who else. Luckily I looked at the BKHHF website that morning, and noticed that Jay Electronica’s set time had been moved up to an earlier time. The post mentioned his set would be epic, and there would be special guests you didn’t want to miss.

30 minutes after his initial set time though, his DJ was still spinning his actual songs to the crowd. The host Uncle Ralph McDaniels and other staff looked like they were stalling, the sound engineer kept checking mics (as if the mics weren’t crispy already from the last performance). I started thinking to myself did this just turn into a Jay Elec listening party? Is he here? Will their be a show?

And FINALLY... Jay graced the stage flanked by a crew of brothers dressed in F.O.I (Fruit Of Islam) garb. Once he appeared, I must say he definitely gave the crowd a show. The hour long set featured all the joints you would probably expect to hear in a Jay Elect set: “Eternal Sunshine,” “Exhibit A (Transformations)”, “Exhibit C,” etc. Special guests included Mac Miller (who straight forgot whatever verse he was supposed to be spitting) which turned into freestyle session between the two. There was also Talib Kweli, and J-Cole who seemed to appear and disappear rather quickly. The show was going great and had no one else appeared on stage with Jay, I would of been perfectly fine with that.

But being the magician Jay Elect is, or course he had a trick up his sleeve and that was none other than Jay-Z himself. Hov didn’t just pop up to rock the couple cuts he has with Jay Elect, he set it off by his rendition of “Young, Gifted, and Black,” and even gave the crowd a treat of “P.S.A.” as well as his joints with Jay Elect including the latest “We Made It.”

I took a bunch of camera phone pics, and even got some video. Then I saw all these fly pictures and HD video, and put my stuff in the archives. HA.

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Oh… and before you see these videos, I must mention I ran into Spike Lee who had a 40 Acres Pop Up Shop set up at the fest. I treated myself to a T-shirt and a “Do The Right Thing” behind the scenes book which Spike actually signed… Not too bad considering where we were a few years back! HA.

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Jay Z Joins Jay Electronica For "Young Gifted… by BKHipHopFestival


Jay Z and Jay Electronica – "We Made It" at… by BKHipHopFestival

After this.. CJ Pro Era rocked, and Raekwon did his thing with a few brooklyn guest including AZ, Masta Killa, Troy Ave, and Papoose. But too be honest nothing quite surpassed the energy of the moment seen above.

Pics courtesy of Tyrone Z. Mccants of Zire Photography. Video from BKHHF
Shouts to the homie Navani, Suce, Dillon, E Holla, and everybody else I got a chance to connect with during my brief stay in NYC.
Until next time…

Jul
20
2014

Technology: “goTenna” Making Texting Possible Without Service

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Every time I’m in NYC on the subway, I think “when is somebody going to invent something that provides cell service underground, so I can send text?”

Now If I wasn’t so lazy, I would of patented this idea 10 years ago when it first crossed my mind :(
Recently in NYC I thought about this again, and figured in 2014 SOMEBODY had to come up with this concept by now.

Doing some research I came across a device called “GoTenna.” It’s basically a portable antenna that wirelessly pairs with your cell phone so you can send text messages even when you don’t have service.

The goTenna is available for a special pre-order discount price of $149 USD per pair, while prices will increase to $299 USD per pair when the discounted units sell out. Find out more about the device here.

Jul
20
2014

Style: Kanye West Featured On August Cover Of GQ

The Louie Vuitton Don covers the August issue of GQ which will be hitting newsstands on July 29th. I must say Ye, may be the only person I’ve ever seen on the cover of GQ rocking at white tee. Can’t wait to check the article to see if Ye has the answers to GQ’s questions.

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Jul
19
2014

Events: Marco Birthday Party Tonight @ 595 North

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of eating at Marco’s Pita on Ponce de Leon in ATL then you already know who this guy is. Tonight Marco is celebrating his birthday at 595 North Ave. With Deliver, JayCee, and Jah Prince on the wheels, you can’t go wrong. Check the flyer below for all the info. Shouts to all the Cancer’s out there.

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Need Tickets.

Jul
17
2014

ART: C.Flux Sing Website Launch Party Tonight (ATL)

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If you are in the ATL area. Make sure you come out and support by my big homie Flux, aka C.Flux Sing for his website launch party. Flux is one the best graphic and visual designers who is based right here in ATL. His signature style is always recognizable from it’s bold and bright coloring. The event will be held at TAB (corner of 14th & Peachtree).

Jun
21
2014

Events: Sneaker Friends ATL 2014 Today

For all the sneakerheads out there Sneaker Friends is happening today. Just another excuse to break out some of that heat.

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Jun
19
2014

Events: Outkast ATL Show Announced For September 27th

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Earlier this year it was announced that Big Boi and Andre 3000 better known as Outkast were reuniting to perform at the Coachella Festival in Cali. Shortly after more and more shows were announced across the U.S. including the Counter Point Festival which is about one hour outside of the city of Atlanta. I actually missed Counter Point due to being out of town, and proceeded to buy tickets in another city to catch Kast. From the beginning I was hoping there would be an Atlanta show (I mean this is the ground zero for Outkast right) but I was in fear that CP would be as good as it gets.

Last week it was announced via Creative Loafing that Outkast would be performing in downtown Atlanta on September 27th in Centennial Olympic Park. Tickets went on sale yesterday morning and sold out in a few minutes. Later a second show was announced for Friday September 26th. Those tickets sold out even faster.

I just learned yesterday about the opening acts that have been added to this show. Kid Cudi, Childish Gambino, and newcomer Raury who actually just performed his very first show a week ago are set to set the stage for Kast. I must admit I am a little puzzled about the opening acts for this event. Not artist I would necessarily associate with Outkast or think will be able to properly set the stage for the duo… Of course none of that matters if you didn’t get tickets already cause this baby is SOLD OUT and re-sellers are having a field day.

Will a third show be added for Sunday? Stay Tuned…

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