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Common & Ray Wimley Freestyle At Essence Fest (Video)

Have you seen this yet? So DOPE!!

A true off-the-top rhyme experience! How rare is that nowadays? Very. And Common walking by AND JOINING IN?? Very VERY very rare… like pandas pooping four leaf clovers rare.

I was riding down the street a few years ago in New Orleans an ran across this dope street musician named Ray Wimley. What caught my attention was that he was really and truly freestyling! And he was GOOD! So this year at Essence Fest our paths crossed again but this time I joined in. I’m telling y’all right now, he’s special!

The art of freestyling at its finest with Ray Wimley.

Here’s the full video of me rocking with Ray in a real random freestyle cypher.


So, can we rock?


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Cavalier – “Bywater Blue” (Produced By Iman Omari) [Video]

So often we want to capture the moment in life.  We can use a camera, a microphone, or a musical instrument to help detail moments and bring them to life.  Cavalier captures beautiful moments in his latest visual for “Bywater Blue”.  Over the Iman Omari produced track he delivers his rhymes that blend well with the choppy style of the beat.  This video is shot in New Orleans and they actually have footage from a New Orleans style funeral.  Credit to the family for giving permission to shoot and hats off to Cavalier Iman Omari & director Vashni Korin for doing the ceremony justice.

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Cavalier – “Heavy Crown” Prod. By Iman Omari (Video)

After watching Cavalier’s new video for “Heavy Crown” I want to travel to somewhere tropical yet still a little gritty.  The visuals directed by Vashni Korin match the track which is produced by Iman Omari for the collaborative Lemonade EP.  My only complaint with the song or EP is I wish it was longer so that’s not a bad problem to have. So check out the new video and remember Heavy is the Crown.

Im trying to make it all across the board, King me!

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New Orleans’ NBA Franchise Should Change Name To “Scorpions” While Anthony Davis Is Becoming A Star (Video)

It’s no question that Anthony Davis is going to be a significant star in the NBA, but I just wish New Orleans would change the name of that dang franchise. I mean c’mon man…. The Pelicans?! I’ve said it on twitter several times over they should change the name to the “New Orleans Scorpions.” Ever since the Charlotte Bobcats changed their name back to Hornets they’ve had impressive sales & huge response from fans in the city. I believe if New Orleans would switch to “Scorpions” they would do the same. I know I spent too much time on this issue instead of Anthony Davis, but I just had to get it off my chest. Make it happen New Orleans

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The Best of Frank Ocean Collection (Mixtape)

R&B vocalist Frank Ocean has kept his grind low, slow, and steady so far…and still, his reputation precedes him! Well, the time for this son of New Orleans to debut in full-length is approaching. In the meantime, we have this offering to hold us over. “The Best of Frank Collection” is a compilation of 24 tracks that includes music released by Frank Ocean himself, unreleased songs that surfaced online (some old, some more current), and four recordings of live performances that will likely be on his forthcoming debut album. Check the tracklisting below….

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Nesby Phips – ‘H.D. & B.G.’

New joint from New Orleans MC Nesby Phips. Dope break beat with Phips holding down the vocals. This joint is real smooth.

Fiend – ‘Great Morning to Ya’ feat. Sxxy Latina

New joint from Fiend featuring some chick named Sxxy Latina. I have no clue who she is but she is definitely getting her XXX on in the background of this joint. Im diggin this joint.