Friday, November 12, 2010

Blue Holidays

What's good hip hop? As Eddie Murphy said in the classic flick "Trading Places"...."MERRY NEW YEAR!!! LOL Stop the music that you may be playing for a few so you can soak up this post properly. Let it marinate in your brain.
As we approach the most festive and popular holiday season of the year, you can be sure to see advertisements of joyful, tranquil family settings as if the foundation of family gatherings is as innocent as apple pie and a glass of milk. Not so at all. Some reading this may very well enjoy a close-knit, laugh fest of family good times. Great for you. The reality for many others though is that too often enough, important issues along the path of life between family members are never properly brought to the table for discussion, creating an underlying volcano of mental and/or emotional turmoil.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Old School Hip Hop Throwback Of The Day: Brandy - I Wanna Be Down (Remix) (feat. Mc Lyte, YoYo & Queen Latifah)

Brandy - I Wanna Be Down (Remix) (feat. Mc Lyte, YoYo & Queen Latifah)

Music: AtLas - Mr. Right Now

AtLas - Mr. Right Now

Music Video: Hasan Salaam & Rugged N Raw Are Mohammad Dangerfield | The BBQ Joint Featuring Kendal Good

Rugged-N-Raw and Hasan Salaam

Hasan Salaam & Rugged N Raw Are Mohammad Dangerfield | The BBQ Joint Featuring Kendal Good

Music: Chrisette Michele feat Rick Ross - So In Love

Chrisette Michele

Chrisette Michele feat Rick Ross - So In Love

Music: Asher Roth feat. Nottz - Run It Back

Asher Roth

Asher Roth feat. Nottz - Run It Back

Music: Busta Rhymes feat. Reek Da Villian - No Love

Busta Rhymes
Busta Rhymes feat. Reek Da Villian - No Love

Music: J Cole - Before I'm Gone

J Cole

J Cole - Before I'm Gone

Music: Eric Benet feat. Chrisette Michele - Take It

Eric Benet feat. Chrisette Michele - Take It

Music Videos: UK artist Bashy




Music: Lloyd Banks feat. Ryan Leslie - So Forgetful

Ryan Leslie and Lloyd Banks

Lloyd Banks feat. Ryan Leslie - So Forgetful (Taken from radio)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Old School Hip Hop Throwback Of The Day: Krs-One, Mad Lion, Doug E Fresh, Fat Joe, Smif-N-Wessun & Jeru D&D All Star

Music: ILLijah - On My Way

ILLijah - On My Way

New Rap Albums For This Week

New Rap Albums Due Nov. 9: Cee-Lo Green, Devlin, Dru Down, Erk Tha Jerk, Holy Hip Hop, Kid Cudi, MC Yogi, Mike E. Clark, Smoke DZA, Twista, Watchmen, Zion I

Kid Cudi

Cee Lo Green
MC Yogi

Music: Krs One-Cypher Rmx

Krs One-Cypher Rmx

Music: Kidd Lipps - Killin That

Kidd Lipps - Killin That

Music: Fantasia - I'm Doin Me

Fantasia - I'm Doin Me

Music Video and Song: Astro - Stop Looking at My Moms

The Astronomical Kid

Ugandan President is Hip-Hop Hit

Sixty six-year-old Ugandan President  Yoweri Museveni, has created a radio and club hit.  Click here for the full article.

Listen below.

Girl Cries Over Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim Beef, Compares Them To Malcolm X and Martin Luther King

I read this on Black Voices yesterday and... Ummm...  You can watch it for yourself... Then read the article on Black Voices here.

Hip Hop Icon and Pioneer Uncle Ralph McDaniels To Be Honored

This Saturday, November 13th at 1pm, The Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County in conjunction with BulLion Entertainment will host “A Tribute to Ralph McDaniels”, at Queens Library at The Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center, 100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona, New York.

Ralph “Uncle Ralph” McDaniels, hip-hop culture pioneer, entrepreneur, and visionary who created “Video Music Box”, the first music video show focused exclusively to an urban market-broadcast on public television.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Video: Old School Hip Hop Throwback Of The Day - YoYo - Can't Play with My Yo-Yo

YoYo - Can't Play with My Yo-Yo

Faith Evans Stars as "The Supremes" Florence Ballard in Upcoming Biopic

Florence Ballard and Faith Evans

I mentioned this on air a little over a month ago, but this was before I started this blog. Faith Evans will star as the late Florence Ballard in an upcoming biopic.

The movie is based off of the book “The Lost Supreme” by Peter Benjaminson and it tells the story about Florence Ballard who paved the way for female entertainers. The biopic will reveal shocking details of Florence’s life from her success to her devastating betrayal and the actual cause of her death at 32 years old.

Video - "Black Girls Rock" - Four Women

In tribute to "Black Girls Rock" that aired on BET last night, here is a absolutely beautiful performance of Nina Simone's "Four Women", performed by Jill Scott, Marsha Ambrosius, Kelly Price, and Ledisi. Big ups to DJ Beverly Bond for such a wonderful award ceremony!!

Music: Obie Trice - Anymore

Obie Trice - Anymore

Music: Bobby V - Words

Bobby V - Words

Music: Joe Buddens f/ Lloyd Banks, Fabolous, Royce 5 9: "REMEMBER THE TITANS"

Joe Buddens f/ Lloyd Banks, Fabolous, Royce 5 9: "REMEMBER THE TITANS"

Ryan Leslie's Video Plea for Laptop Return - $1 Million Dollar Reward

Really Ryan Leslie?! Saturday Ryan Leslie tweeted and released a video for a reward of $1 million dollars with the return of his laptop.

Leslie lost the laptop in Cologne, Germany while he was touring when it was left unattended in the back of a black Mercedes October 23rd. The Mercedes was briefly left unattended when his security drivers escorted him into a nightclub. That's when his bag which contained his MacBook, $10,000, and his passport were stolen.

I pray that laptop ends in my hands. I could use an extra million dollars. Sigh...

Here goes the YouTube video of Ryan Leslie's plea


Here goes a short quote from a recent article in

"One thing about hip-hop, it'll begin to stand alone, a movement by itself. It was just a hardcore drum beat bass line and that's all you saw. Then, it started to slowly travel into the funk era, and it took over that whole funk era, and that's when the West Coast came and brought that whole vibe to it so it just slowly came in effect at that part of it...."

Click here for the rest of the article.

NYU names hip-hop artist and producer, Swizz Beatz, its producer-in-residence

He just had a son with Alicia Keys, then he's featured in GQ magazine, now Swizz Beatz will be named the first producer-in-residence, at NYU's Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at the Tisch School of the Arts.

Swizz will offer students one-on-one sessions, group lectures, songwriting critiques and mentoring.

It seems to be a lucky year for Mr. Beatz

Check out one of his latest songs which features Estelle here.

Eminem Crowned Best Hip-Hop Artist At The MTV EMAs

Eminem lost out to Justin Bieber in the "Best Male" category, but beat out Lil Wayne, T.I., Kanye West, and Snoop Dogg in "Best Hip Hop".

Eminem was not on hand to accept the award live because he was in Brazil doing a show, but did so through a video message.

Click here to check this article.

Hip-Hop Experts React To George Bush's Kanye Comments

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Kanye West and Keri Hilson to perform at 84th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

I haven't attended the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade since I was a little girl. Me plus a large crowd, is no bueno. If you check out this free live event, you will have the opportunity to see performances and appearances by Kanye, Keri, The Roots, India.Arie, Jessica Simpson, Miranda Cosgrove, Juanes, Eric Hutchinson, and Gladys Knight.

The parade will take place at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day (November 25) and will feature its signature helium balloons, floats, marching bands and more. As usual, it will also feature a big shot cameo by Santa Claus.

You can also watch it live with Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer co-hosting along with Al Roker.

I don't think I ever really watched a performance of Keri Hilson. Does she do well live? Just asking.