ALL OVER THE GLOBE…KEEP WALKING TALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS. SOMEDAY WE WILL ALL BE FREE. THE WORLD IS IN NEED OF HEALING…. I CAREFULLY AND LOVINGLY SELECTED HIGH FREQUENCY TONES FOR THE SOUL…. PLEASE LISTEN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.
Awww, our sexy souled out sweetheart Bella made us a mixtape! Enjoy the vibes FREE for the streaming below, and my it be a freeing experience for all.
ERYKAH BADU – FEEL BETTER, WORLD! (MIXTAPE)
Oohhoohoooo! This is cooler than 40 below! Damn if Marley and Kane didn’t bring ’em ALL out! The Juice Crew got on the mics and made it do what it do. When Masta Ace said, ‘Listen closely…’ back in the day, best BELIEVE we did. And you will again. Press play and enjoy thoroughly, you faithful Hip-Hop heads!
This was at The Rock Steady Crew’s 38th Anniversary show in Central Park, New York City (July 27, 2015). More footage from that fantastic event after the jump.
Bounce, bounce, bounce to this jazzed up remix of a Pete Rock x CL Smooth classic Golden Era jawn – “They Reminisce Over You” – submitted for your listening pleasure by Rhythm Scholar. FREE download linked below.
Jayforce, Ojones, Twice Born The God, and I often talk about how artists should put out quality visuals to bring great records to life. Well Kendrick Lamar brings to life not just a track off his album but the fan favorite interlude “For Free” and the visuals do it justice. I think we all who have played “To Pimp A Butterfly” album rapped this interlude and yelled out “This D!*k aint free”. The video is directed by Joe Weil & The Little Homies (K-Dot always showing love to his people) with a beautiful lady playing the sassy mouth woman in the video. Kendrick plays a few characters himself, Uncle Sam and with some cgi in the final scene he plays everyone. I think you will enjoy and remember “This D!*k aint free”
Never was the cool dude… never was the suave guy… more like the odd guy…
One more from “The Good Fight” LP. Oddisee presents visuals for “Belong To The World.”
“Belong to the World” is a song about making a transition from feeling like I didn’t fit into anything, into understanding we belong to everything. It is a song about understanding that the world is bigger than the small things we want to be a part of.
Looks like this jawn is set to go on a mixtape. Whether he got the early go ahead or not, it dropped. New heat for the street from N.O.R.E. (featuring Smoke) entitled “How Ever.”
DJ ButchRock Blend, mixtape dropping soon
Haha! SkyBlew had the ‘Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown’ flipped for his cover art. Dope! Here is his latest album – entitled “Race For Your Life, SkyBlew.”
“Race For Your Life, SkyBlew” touches on a few things including: The human race, the race for our lives, the race for time, [some] of his personal stories, which he has NEVER spoken on in his music… Overall, he wants to INSPIRE with his message/story, to spread LOVE and PEACE!
Enjoy this album now. And salivate as you ponder the possibility of a collabo in the future!
Mm mm mm! Too many ways to go with this behind the scenes video. I want Yarissa G to hold my snake… to puff on my cigar… to… okay I’ll stop with the corny puns. But the Eye Candy. Never will I stop. I am ALWAYS going to be out and about on the webs, finding and sharing such beauty with you – our faithful followers always watching for the noon (and sometimes nighttime) posting of hot Honeyz!
MORE: YARISSA G ON INSTAGRAM
Been a good long minute since I have had the pleasure of hipping y’all to the hot Hip-Hop of the cool dude D-Tone (born Marcus Wills). Welp, wait’s over! Back with the freshness from the Alabamian born & bred. And though Connecticut is now where he lays his head, the homie has not forsaken any of the southern swag that put him on my radar. This is D-Tone’s testimony – “My Life” (featuring singing by 2Way). Track produced by Sam Peezy (formerly known as the ATL Beat Battle beast Sam P. Addams).
PREVIOUS: D-TONE – REAL RECKONIZE REAL (VIDEO)
NetFlix is doing the business! Idris Elba stars in this original film set to debut on the online network October 16, 2015.
Beasts of No Nation, A Netflix Original Film. When civil war tears his family apart, a young West African boy is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters and transform into a child soldier.
This looks to be one of those stories that will take you from angry to anxious to sad and further. Whew!
Jabs tweeted by Meek. Shots fired by Drake. Meek Mill returns fire. Nowwww, we have a battle. Is it worthy though? Leave it to the people. Posted Mill’s response diss to Drizzy entitled “Wanna Know.” Battle tactics: Rapping over a twisted WWE’s Undertaker theme beat, ‘featuring’ Quentin Miller (who Mill alleged as Drake’s ghost writer; though Miller refuted such in a BET article).
(This just in… Drake has already Instagram’d his response (from @champagnepapi) to Mill’s response… More after the jump.)
PREVIOUS: DRAKE – BACK TO BACK (MEEK MILL DISS)
Straight Outta Compton: Ice Cube & Director F. Gary Gray Speak On The Movie & A New Dr. Dre Album For The Soundtrack (Video)
Philly’s Power 99 FM welcomed Ice Cube, F. Gary Gray (director of “Straight Outta Compton”), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube’s son, who plays his dad), and Jason Mitchell (playing Eazy-E) to talk about their upcoming movie release, the incident while filming involving Suge Knight, & the ‘Straight Outta Compton’-inspired album/soundtrack Dr. Dre will be releasing.
New visuals from The Weeknd’s forthcoming LP “Beauty Behind The Madness” (due out August 28, 2015). This is for “Can’t Feel My Face” – one of the singles available for immediate download at the pre-order link.
Hilarious… and incredible! Will Ferrell traveled via helicopter to play for the Los Angles Dodgers and Angels, the Chicago Cubs and White Sox, the San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Arizona Diamondbacks and Cincinnati Reds. All over the field and all over the place. See the spectacle captured for HBO set to debut September 12, 2015 at 10 p.m. Eastern Time.
10 teams. 10 positions. One Will Ferrell.
Jill Scott is down with “Closure” sex (a la her LP “Woman”)! Make up to break up for that last cut up (that ‘thang’ as Jilly said in the interview). Great interview with Charlamagne Tha God & Angela Yee of The Breakfast Club. Among the hot topics covered: growth (career, personal), her feelings and stance on ‘The Cos’ and the controversy surrounding him and her album (linked below).
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: JILL SCOTT – WOMAN (ALBUM)
Interesting… Beef in rap isn’t anything new. There have been the Jigga vs. Nas, Pac vs. Big, Moe D vs. Uncle L – legendary battles. However, this beef Drake and Meek Mill have cooking has taken a unique turn as of late. Drizzy has dropped “Back To Back” (see what we did there?) diss tracks with no response from Mills. Is this building to a one-sided whuppin’ or is Meek loading up for a video game fatality punch? Time will tell.
For those that missed the first diss – “Charged Up” – we got that for you after the jump.
Right now quality programming is not exhibited much on Network TV. Most great shows are on cable with what HBO & Showtime have done and now with channels like Starz & others being the go to place for great content. With that said there is another place where people are finding the best content right at their fingertips. Yup U Guessed it (OG Maco voice) the Internet, Web Series & Netflix are where I spend a lot of my time. I don’t know what abc or nbc is playing but ask me about “Smoke & Mirrors” and I can tell you all about it. If you are not familiar Smoke & Mirrors is a web series shot here in Atlanta, GA by Christmas in July productions. Artemus Jenkins & KarynRose Bruyning are the creative forces behind it as Filmmaker & Director. After a successful first season they are back with Season 2 full of great stories and scenarios to keep you tuned in. I decided to speak with Artemus Jenkins about Season 2, creating web content, and dating life in Atlanta which relationships are highlighted in the series. So episode 1 of season 2 is posted here for your viewing pleasure be sure to go back and watch Season 1 and enjoy my interview with Artemus.
- ArtByOdell – Share with people what the aim is behind the web series Smoke & Mirrors?
- Artemus Jenkins – The aim behind Smoke and Mirrors is to express an image of love that relates more to what a lot of us actually know about lov. It is based more off experience than an idealistic portrait of love. The fact is, many of us have had a hard way to go when engaging in matters of love and romance so my partner KarynRose and I wanted to connect with everyone in a very organic way thru the stories we tell in Smoke and Mirrors
The NBA put out a “look back” video for Steph Curry’s amazing playoff run that ended in a championship for the Golden State Warriors. Let’s hear it for the 2015 MVP!