Through thick and thin, smiles and frowns, ups and downs… LA has always had my back. Whether your an Angelino, such as myself, LA never turns it back on you. Everyone has a story of navigating the City of Angels; as illustrated by French artist JR.
Gotta give credit where credit’s due; M.I.A. is among the elite who coined the term “swag.” In her new video she justifies her creative mindset as she steers clear of the carpool lane. She even manages to open the flood gates to a new way of ghost riding the whip. The question becomes… what should we call it?
Although there is no sign of Rakim’s ‘Addictive’ co-pilot, the artist remains in the catch phrase “Truth Hurts”. Bei Maejor is up against his ultimate opponent in the new track… his guilty conscience. This emotional song will leave you skeptical of your friends and foes. If your digging The Weekend, this joints for you.
Heavy-weight lyricist Bishop Lamont makes a freestyle appearance on Sway & Devi Dev’s Morning Drive on Shade 45. Lamont unleashes his wordsmith talent over DJ Wonder’s “Five Fingers Of Death.”
If you missed ‘Sodom & Gomorah,’ the first-single from Lamont’s long-awaited album “Reformation” make sure to purchase it on iTunes. The track features DJ Rhettmatic (World Famous Beat Junkies) and productions by King Karnov. Reformation will be released through Lamont’s very own independent label, Diocese Entertainment.
The video above discusses the Senate version of the House’s Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). In the Senate the bill is called the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). SOPA has gotten more attention than PIPA because it was moving faster in the legislative process. But PIPA is just as dangerous, and now it is moving faster.
PIPA would give the government new powers to block Americans’ access websites that corporations don’t like. The bill lets corporations and the US government censor entire websites and cut sites off from advertising, payments and donations.
This legislation will stifle free speech and innovation, and even threaten popular web services like Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.
The bill is scheduled for a test vote in the Senate on Jan. 24th: We need to act now to let our lawmakers know just how terrible it is. Will you fill out the form above to ask your lawmakers to oppose the legislation and support a filibuster?
Take a look at S.Mouse: an American rapper played by Australian comedian Chris Lilley off HBO’s Freshmen show “Angy Boys.” After having a double platinum record, S.Mouse gets dropped from his label due to the legal issue and baggage he’s attracted. The relationship between S.Mouse and his father makes for great tv, watch the clip and be entertained.
There was a point in time when my entire mp3 player was so stuffed with The Shins that even James Mercer had a blank space on the front of his legs between his knees and ankles. There were no more Shins to go around. Granted, that was back when an mp3 player could only hold 50 songs, but still the band was a significant part of my life for a long time. Probably too long.
And now… they’re back! Reminding me all over again that I love The Shins. Their new track, Simple Song, a single released to garner interest in their upcoming album, Port of Morrow, is instantly addicting. I’ve probably listened to it 20 times in the last two days. And here I go again…
Open up that fridge and crack open a bottle… once again it’s Miller time! Mac debuts his vibrant new music video for ‘Of The Soul’ off his album Blue Slide Park. Director Ian Wolfson definitely did his thing bringing the track to life. The video is sleek, simple, creative, and visually captivating. Exemplifies the whole LESS IS MORE moto! Some of y’all should take notes from this youngin’. In my best Mac Miller impersonation “AHA!”
Alright enough with the procrastination… time to scribble down that New Years resolution bucket list. Although, I had never heard of SOUND FX, I was drawn to this track, The Greatest, simply because of the catchy artwork. Little did I know I was stumbling upon the push I needed to address 2012. Sometimes you gotta dust off those old decks, reboot the computer, toss out the baggy clothes, and leave the past in the past. As the New Year brings mixed emotions of excitement and a dose of reality, let one thing be for certain: “if you feel like you were destined for greatness… den don’t let anybody change what you believe in.”
How do you follow up a successful track like “Look At Me Now”? Quite simple… hit up Breezy and do it all over again. Their latest collaboration is called “Why Stop Now.” Crazy how their initial track, Look At Me Now, resulted in numerous YouTube covers and even launched the careers of artists like Karmin. With all the internet buzz, Busta has decided to challenge anyone whose got skills to take on the new verse via YouTube. The winner of the ‘Spit Like Busta Contest‘ will win a guest appearance in Chris Brown’s & Busta Rhymes music video for the song! Let the YouTubin’ begin. View all the entries here.