You say what you want about Miami Heat All-Star Chris Bosh but this dude is hilarious with all the situations that seem to happen with him. Self-inflicted suspect photobombs or not one thing for sure is you can’t deny the guy can play basketball. This ESPN mini-documentary with Lisa Salters exposes Chris Bosh for who he really is…..just a geeky, nerdy, yet highly intelligent former Georgia Tech student who had an interest in engineering & computer programming. To Chris Bosh’s wife he’s just a “goofball” who in more ways than one is just an entertainer at heart. Despite some of the negativity he’s received it’s kinda cool to see Chris Bosh won’t allow anything to affect his sense of humor.
De La Soul with The Roots backing. Think this performance on ‘Late Night’ with Jimmy Fallon was major? Think… $#%! you KNOW it was dope! Watch and pat yourself on the back for being right. Video of De La doing “Jenifa Taught Me” above, then “A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays” after the jump.
Atlanta emcee Jarren Benton let loose the second single - “Cadillacs & Chevys” (produced by Roc N Mayne, scratches by DJ Hoppa) – off his album, “My Grandmas Basement” (due out June 11, 2013). Here is the wild video for the single, directed and edited by Artemus Jenkins. The album is available for pre-order at the link below.
A witty public service announcement ‘directed’ by DL Hughley, featured on ‘The Endangered List’ – his special on Comedy Central. Dennis Haysbert, Clay Aiken, Howie Mandel, and Jennifer Tilly star in this PSA to Save the Black Man. Have you seen ‘The Endangered List’? It’s funny… but it’s true. Check out some clips from the special after the jump.
Legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson has coached 2 of the greatest NBA players to have ever played the game. For years he’s dodged the primary question most sports fans & reporters have desperately wanted him to answer. Now that he’s making the media rounds promoting his new book, Phil Jackson is finally speaking out. Phil Jackson compares Air Jordan to the Black Mamba in the above video of his interview with Jay Leno. Jay referenced Jackson’s book, Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success (due out May 21, 2013; available for pre-order at Amazon) in guiding their talk in this direction. In it, and in the above clip, Coach Jackson declares that both Jordan and Bryant are world class competitors; matched up in several aspects, but there are key differences, according to one of the few men in the world who can really say so. Coach ‘Zen Master’ also talks about how he set up a meeting between the two and his near-return to the Los Angeles Lakers’ bench. Kobe recently took to twitter & didn’t exactly seem too pleased with his former coach’s comparisons. I’d have to agree with Phil though….
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) May 17, 2013
More video after the jump below…..
Journalist and music industry insider Matt Sonzala hosts a panel discussion at the Scion AV Music(less) Music Conference. The first segment of the ‘Current State of Rap Music’ is ready for viewing above. Matt has Killer Mike setting it off with straight talk on his story in the rap game. No punches pulled. No anger. Just Mike stating his point of view. Powerful! In part 2 of this exclusive panel discussion, the other panel members (Action Bronson and producer Harry Fraud) join in the discussion with their opinions of major labels. Check that out – as well as the rest of the panel discussion – after the jump.
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Icon/artist/actor/activist Harry Belafonte did the movie “Beat Street” (that’s right). A supporter of the Hip-Hop Culture from way back then! So, listen to the OG speak on PE and more in this vid. Respect!
‘In this clip, Harry Belafonte, who helped induct Public Enemy into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, shares his views on rock and rap, the growth of Hip-Hop, favorite rock artists and connecting with younger generations.’
- Backstage at the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions
Belafonte’s mission of changing the universe should be OUR mission, too!
Chen Lo is ‘a modern day griot’ with a very interesting story to tell. Watch.
‘Hip-Hop artist Chen Lo talks about his recently recorded remix of Jay Z’s “Open Letter” and the reason behind it. Chen Lo explains his understanding of the ‘Open Letter’ song and how it relates to his international experience with Hillary Clinton, the State Department, CBS, Aljazeera English and the U.S. Government’s use of Hip-Hop as a chess piece in its game of foreign affairs. Chen Lo also gives a viewpoint that only a select few Hip-Hop artists can address.’
- Footprints Web Series
New video from Toronto artist Tona directed by Andrew “ShotbyDrew” Stephenson. For “Weed & Alcohol” (produced by Rich Kidd), the single off Tona’s FREE “Reform School” mixtape (link to it in an earlier post below). Intro piece produced by Lyve. Rich Kidd is producing an entire LP for Tona – “Silverspring Crescent” (due out June 15, 2013).
DOWNLOAD: TONA – REFORM SCHOOL (MIXTAPE)
I’ve been bangin’ this song from Fat Joe on my radio show for weeks now. Now the Bronx born-Miami resident officially releases this brand new glossy video with Wiz Khalifa & Teyana Taylor on the assist. Looks like the first single & video for Fat Joe’s upcoming project “Darkside 3″ is a great start. Banging song, nice flossy video, nice cars, private planes, big cribs, & big booty gulls……… Ballin’
Damn that album cover art is… a work of art! “Talk A Good Game” (LP) is due out June 4, 2013. But Kelly Rowland is dropping another eye-opening new single right now. This is Kelly stepping further out of the Destiny’s Child shadow. Airing out some “Dirty Laundry.” The song was written by R&B singer & songwriter The-Dream but the message in the music conveys Kelly Rowland’s true feelings about Beyonce & also how she dealt with an abusive relationship. Could have done without all the curses in the song but the music & honesty is appreciated. Wow. You thought you knew, but… just listen.
Snoop Dogg Speaks On His Global Popularity, Past Conflict With Tupac Shakur, His Last Moments With Biggie, & More (Video)
We need to sit back and take Snoop in from time to time… World traveler, known around the world, knows a LOT of people for a LONG time (like Tyrese since before the Coca-Cola commercial). Sway gets into it with Snoop on real gangsta cred, on ‘Pac, on B.I.G. and more. Heather B chiming in. Good talk!
Atlanta’s R&B artist Bobby V takes it ‘Back To Love’ with this impressive new single off of his upcoming “Peach Moon” EP due in the coming months. This is the type of R&B that’s missing these days so it’s actually refreshing hearing artists not overly compromise what real R&B should be & feel like. In fact that’s what’s been missing from most of the R&B songs released these days – The “LOVE” element. Let’s get ‘Back To Love’ indeed….
Brand new video from ‘SP The Ghost’ himself for “Red Eye” featuring his D-Block brother Jadakiss. Of course this banger appears on Styles P’s latest album “Float” entirely produced by Scram Jones that’s out now! Check out this ill video shot by Hickory Lawson for Cut And Dry Productions. DEEEEEE-BLOCKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!
Creative control, looking out the window, a new beat, good music… These things inspire Detroit producer Apollo Brown. Watch this clip from The Bee Shine Series ‘What Inspires.’ Apollo goes on to list other inspirations – his hometown, his fan base (recognizing the blessing of him having one), and more.