Here’s a little video to educate yourself if you think you’ll be making a power move to NYC. HBO shows you the opposite sides of the spectrum with Sex and the City and How to Make it in America but this educates you on the middle ground. It seems easy in your head but eviction notices are handed out quicker in this recession. Good Luck!
The L.E.P. Bogus Boys shot a new video for an old song, “Da Bag”. If you are a Bogus Boys fan you realize that they aren’t wasting material they put out before. They’re letting everyone hear what they once did so you can appreciate what is coming up next for them. The other side to that coin are the fans that have already heard this material. The Bogus Boys are going to have to release something soon for the core fans though. I think a visual for “Gangstaz Only” is being edited now so seems like they know what they’re doing.
R.I.P. to Larry “Pacman” Johnson, the Max B of the click.
Now or Neva – Coming Soon
What first started out as one of MeLo’s signature “GodMix’s” has transformed into a love triangle with none other than the most exotic goddess Sade. Through a rhythmically driven sound scape MeLo creates a meeting point between The Weeknd’s “What you Need” and Drake’s “Marvins Room”. This piece of art was inspired by an array of beautiful eclectic women during a late night studio session in an attic style Berlin apartment. Press play and let the music tell the rest of the story.
Tried to get an mp3 version of this mash up but that attempt was unfruitful. Enjoy one of Melo X’s eclectic artistic conceptualizations.
Inspired by: “Time is money so I went and bought a Rolex”
Back in the day Rolex watches were a bit of a luxury. In the 80′s Rolex watches were a status symbol among drug dealers, rappers and athletes, which in turn set Rolex as a status symbol among the black community. I don’t know exactly when the black community turned away from Rolex or why but it seems like we’ve come back. Big Sean, J.Cole and most notably Wiz Khalifa have been seen sporting Rolex watches recently which means soon you will see a plethora of counterfeits on your local high school and college campuses. Here is a look inside watching making; see what sets Rolex apart. You must want to know why you’re going to spend $18,000 on a presidential watch, don’t you?
In other news check out what I have in store for Wednesday’s!
Mikkey Halsted teams up with Chicago’s very own o.g. Twista to bring you a visual for “Linen”. If you aren’t familiar with Mikkey (you should be if you come here often and you should come here often) this usually isn’t his style. I like the versatility it shows from him though. Chi looks good in the summer, for the 2 weeks it’s summer in Chicago. This isn’t on Dark Room but you should broaden you’re horizons and pick that up.
Dark Room – itunes
I watched the whole Jumpoff.tv debate and I agree with some of the points they made but I also think they were are looking at the J.Cole situation from the wrong angle. I think the whole point of the “Work Out” record was to show Simba (that’s J.Cole) can make pop records that can float on billboards. You all agreed that if it was a Soulja Boy track you’d have been impressed. The target audience doesn’t know J.Cole’s greatness so the LeBron factor doesn’t really have any bearing on what RocNation was trying to accomplish with that record. I do agree that “Work Out” should have been put out different though. If RocNation is trying something different then they can’t use the same marketing plan that has been working for them. I think the tour with Rihanna and his Adidas spot was an effort to reach outside of the internet rap fan.
Alright I’ve gotten my ducks in order! This is offering number 2 coming in week number 2 of Chance Fischer’s month long series. “Best of Love” is a love rap song produced by J.Cannon that is more Big Daddy Kane than Jodeci. He manages to get the feeling of appreciation for a female down on paper wrapped in metaphors and similes without the “crying for pussy” vibe. Chance Fischer isn’t the flash in the pan 84 bar freestyle rapper that fills your inbox talking about Nathan. He’s a new breed of collegiate graduates that takes their time piecing together words to express themselves. Music is an expression of self — well good music is. Enjoy Chance talking that love talk as only he could.
Friends.Romans.Collegemen. – Coming Soon
I like cars. I probably like cars more than I like food. My slender 150 lbs frame can attest to that but all cars don’t make me miss meals. I like really expensive cars that have too much horsepower and a shit load of features nobody is going to use. The Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster falls into that category. I LOVE IT! The equally slender, gull winged luxury car weighs in at a mere 3572 lbs. (The SLR weights 300 lbs more, you understand better when it’s red light to red light) She comes equipped with a 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission, 32 valve V8 engine and a maximum output of 563 horses. She might be a little girl but she’s busty! Accompanied with a zero – 60 time of 3.5 seconds I think we all can agree Mercedes packed in more car than anyone in the United States can drive, but damn if she isn’t pretty. Better have your money in order because a date with this dame is $225,00. With an EPA estimate of 13 mpg she comes ready to eat and washing dishes isn’t an option.
If you are hip hop inclined to know who SkyZoo is, then you know he has various relationships with North Carolina artists. King Mez, being from NC, getting a feature from him isn’t surprising as far as contacts go. I like the song but find it lacking. I like the idea, the lyrics and for the most part the beat selection. I just would have liked something less typical.
I just wonder why “lyrical /” rappers don’t regularly take on boisterous “club/southern” beats and do damage. I mean why not?
I like Jon Connor. I don’t know where his career is going to go but there is obviously a place for him in hip hop. I know he won’t be able to move units, no one can, but I don’t know what his impact will be on the culture. I’ll be interested in watching his journey but the real question is will you?