Beatz & Lyrics Show

Amy (Trailer)

Trailer for the new Amy Winehouse documentary, “Amy.” Critics loved it at Cannes Film Festival. We loved us some Amy (apparent by the posts on here). The doc goes into the lyrics, more than suggesting linkages between the movie and the singer’s tumultuous life in its slant… so much depth. Amy. Lost to the world at 27, but sure to be remembered by the world long, long after. Check this trailer out. In theaters July 3, 2015.

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Waka Flocka Flame – “Turn Up Godz” feat. DJ Whoo Kid (Video)

This video is a guilty pleasure….. I enjoy the video & the energy and the EDM vibe of it.

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Stelios Phili – “Zoe” (Instrumental)

Once I heard this on Zoe Kravitz’s video shoot I had to find out more about where to get this song because it’s dope!


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Eye Candy: Zoë Kravitz Gives Tips On How To Date Her (Video)

Well damn! This is definitely one delicious Honey right here. Zoë Kravitz, daughter to accomplished musician Lenny Kravitz and actress and all-around-sexy Lisa Bonet. She was born to be a genetic wonder and national treasure. Hear she might be dating Yasiin Bey, but she won’t confirm that…yet. So, if you are going to step up, do it NOW! While doing a HOT two-piece shoot for GQ Magazine, she hints at the things she likes when she is approached by a potential. Whether true or just her gaming, it’ll make you tingle to see her in this clip sultrily laying and saying it.

Ah! See the Instagram? Of course, it has a shot with Zoë and Yasiin together on there; but there’s one of her hugged up with A$AP Rocky, too. You know she ought to know something about good music. Apparently, she appreciates rubbing an elbow with real Hip-Hoppers out here. There’s your in. Gooooo!


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Dessy Hinds – “Homecoming” (Prod. By Statik Selektah)

One of the Pro Era, Dessy Hinds, giving thanks. Never forget the ones you got on with, the ones who put you on and hold you down. Dessy letting us know (1) he’s coming (sorry, whack emcees) and (2) to the homies: it’s on for life! The BK MC gets it in on this “Homecoming” (produced by Statik Selektah).

Felt the need to give some thank yous in advance. Holla if u feel me.


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Camp Lo – “Sunglasses” (Prod. By Ski Beatz)

Dope! Once again, aaanothah banger from the brothers doing Hip-Hop like none othaaaah… drum roll… Camp Lo! With “Sunglasses” off the “Ragtime Hightimes” LP entirely produced by Ski Beatz. Single and LP linked below. Stream above.


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Nitty Scott – “Post To Be” (Freestyle) [Video]

Alright, so who’s ready for some sexy emceeing? Nitty Scott, MC got you; but ‘respect the kitty.’ She has the look. However, she has flows, too! Here she is showing and telling over Omarion’s instrumental for his “Post To Be.”

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Miguel Speaks On Working With DJ Premier, Wale & More (Video)

Miguel stopped by the Hot 97 studios to promo his single “Coffee” as well as his forthcoming album, “Wild Heart.” But since he was there, he talked to the Morning Show crew about what the Met Gala is, what’s going on in his relationship with girlfriend Nazanin Mandi, what was up working with super-producers DJ Premier and Pharrell Williams and Wale and much more.

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The Lox – “Bring It Back” (Prod. DJ Uneek) [Video]

“It’s like when Kobe got to play with Jordan.”
DJ Uneek

Woooo! Say that then. DJ Uneek speaking on that work he did with Sheek, Styles and Jada. Check out this banging “Bring It Back” video featuring The LOX.

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Raekwon Speaks On His Classic Song ‘Criminology’ & Various Beat Samples (Video)

Historical and real. Starting from part 1 of this multi-part series. Raekwon speaking on how songs came together for Wu-Tang Clan back in the day; especially recounting how he was there to grab the beat for his classic “Criminology” from RZA right ‘off the stove’ at the home studio (because if he wasn’t, someone else would…that’s just how the wolves ate in the studio)!

That’s just the beginning. Check out all this good content; a series of shorts that start above and continue after the jump.

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Cyhi The Prynce – “I’ve Been Waiting” / “Flower In The Addict”


The DAT Tape singles star CyHi The Prynce with a special appearance on Side B from Caskey. Producers Jonathan Hay, Mike Smith and King Tech produced these two singles with a throwback concept of Side A / Side B singles on an old school DAT Tape.

Side A: I’ve Been Waiting feat. CyHi The Prynce and Shalé
Side B: Flower In The Attic feat. CyHi The Prynce, Frankie Porkchops, Caskey, Mike Smith and Shalé

Now available through Spotify and Jay Z’s Tidal from the album When Music Worlds Collide, these songs were mixed to DAT Tape, which is the reason why they have the sonic personality that they do. Side A’s “I’ve Been Waiting” featuring CyHi The Prynce and Shalé is part of the reality series “The Haymaker.”

The DAT Tape singles were produced by Jonathan Hay, Mike Smith and King Tech of Shade 45.


Kendrick Lamar – “Super…” (Video)

Kendrick Lamar has been recognized as a generational icon by the people and the government (of the people). Done. But what if he got that next level iconic status… as a superhero??? Yooo! A ‘Hardbody’ superhero comic turned movie spun-off into a TV series with web extras and going to Kendrick-Con fan events and…

Hey, it could happen. Even the film crew said they wanted it. Ha! Watch and feel the concept – the description of the hero, his powers, his arch-villain and more.

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The 38th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival: Memorial Day Weekend

If you are in Atlanta or close to the city and want something to do this upcoming Memorial Day weekend the 38th annual Atlanta Jazz Festival is a great choice.  The festival takes place May 22-24 at legendary Piedmont Park with an incredible roster of entertainers.  Just to name a few here goes Thundercat, Derrick Hodge, The Wolfpack ATL, Julie Dexter and many many more.  If you are not able to make the event don’t worry we will have a full report because JAYFORCE.COM will be onsite covering the event as official Festival media.  With that said if you are in Atlanta you really have no excuse because it’s one of the best Jazz Festivals in the nation and it is FREE!

Celebrating 38 years of musical mastery, the Atlant
a Jazz Festival is the perfect way to spend
Memorial Day Weekend (May 22-24). Set in the heart
of midtown Atlanta’s beautiful Piedmont
Park, visitors can stroll through booths of unique
art, clothing and jewelry and savor delicious
treats ranging from BBQ and soul food, to classic b
urgers. This year’s lineup includes Pharoah
Sanders, Diane Schuur, and The Rad Trads. Admission
to the festival is FREE.
The Atlanta Jazz
Festival is presented by the City of Atlanta Mayor’
s Office of Cultural Affairs.
Check the web site
for details:
-ArtByOdell Twitter/SoundCloud

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Money Stacks – “Smoked Out” (Video)

“F#ck the stars, ’cause I am one!”
Money Stacks

Shiiiiid! Drop the mic then young man! Y’all my ears stay open for that that no one else is checking for… BUT SHOULD BE! Here’s a dude like that, Money Stacks. Of the many e-newsletters I get, the blast featuring this one stood out in the inbox. Very glad I clicked and checked it out. Go for all you want to get out of this game, sir. Worthy video for “Smoked Out” – a single off the “C.O.D.2″ (Crack On Deck 2) mixtape. Check it out. And get more info on Money after the jump.



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Dr. Boyce Watkins speaks on Jay-Z issues with Spotify & YouTube (Video)

There has been a lot of talk recently about music streaming and artists getting what they deserve regarding royalties.  One of the main discussions has been over Jay-Z and his new company Tidal that is marketed as a platform created by the artists for the artists.  There has been some push back from people stating that Tidal is a corporation out here to get rich just like all of the others.  When it comes to Jay-Z recently he has implied that people have no problem supporting the Bill Gates and Steve Jobs but not supporting him because he is black.  Dr. Boyce Watkins speaks on this and questions some of the things Jay-Z speaks on while opening up the discussion on true Black independence.

“Jay-Z can state he has 99 problems but the struggles of the Black Community is not one”Dr Boyce Watkins

-ArtByOdell Twitter/SoundCloud
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PRhyme – Tour Life (Video)

Sounds, sights and insights from PRhyme on tour across the USA. PRhyme (DJ Premier, Royce Da 5’9), Boldy James, and Your Old Droog make their way through Baltimore, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston, New York City…into Preemo’s stomping grounds (Houston). What makes this tour, the folks involved and chemistry special; how they got up with each other for it; the real deal behind the “PRhyme” name & project; stories on the road. Great stuff! Part 1 of 3 embedded above. The next two parts that in sequence are after the jump. Before you are done, you could ‘jump’ over to the prior post (via link below) and grab the “PRhyme” LP.


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eMC – “The Monologue” (Prod. By Diamond D) [Video]

Visuals for “The Monologue” by the group eMC (beat by Diamond D) were filmed on location in Favela do Sussego, Grajau (GrajauEX), South Side, São Paulo City, Brazil. Directed by eMC. Filmed by Itamar Andre.

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Mark Ronson – “Feel Right” feat. Mystikal (Video)

Damn right “Li’l Mystikal” … you go on and drop that mic! Super dope video with an intro from ‘Mrs. Brady’? Come on! Your talent show was never that dope! Check out visuals for Mark Ronson’s “Feel Right” (featuring Mystikal). And you can get the LP it’s on – “Uptown Special” from iTunes via the link below.


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Jadakiss – “Two Curse Words”

Sure Just Blaze made this instrumental for somebody else (“The Roc” blessed by Cam’ron) but Jadakiss took that thing over and made it his own! Listen and download “Two Curse Words.”


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Comedy: Uldouz Wallace Giving Out Free Hugs (Video)

Seems like just yesterday we were talking about Uldouz Wallace’s fine azz. Oh, it was yesterday. Hmm… well we did say she was sexy AND funny, right? Proof positive here. This hug prank is hilarious… the Uldouz setup, then the pastel shorts-clad huggers ‘stalking, surrounding and pouncing’… you’ll crack up.

And there’s Uldouz in a bikini. Life is good!

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