Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Hip-Hop Soundtrack: 10 Spooky Rap Songs

Intricate conversations with otherworldly beings. Trippy tales. Hair-raising accounts of demonic encounters. No Halloween party is complete without these 10 spooky rap songs.

10. DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince - "A Nightmare on My Street"

After seeing Nightmare on Elm Street, Fresh Prince finds he can't go to sleep because he's been visited by Freddy Krueger. Freddy asks to be his partner-in-rhyme, but Prince ridicules him and sends him home instead. "Yo Fred, I think you got me all wrong/I ain't partners with nobody with nails that long. Look, I'll be honest this team won't work." Reality only sets in the end when Freddy decides to kill Jazzy Jeff. This one gave me shivers when I was a kid.

9. Snoop Dogg - "Murder was the Case"

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No need for ghosts and goblins here, the mere thought of dying is terrifying enough for Snoop. Hear him testify: "I'm shaking and they breaking, tryin' to save the Dogg, pumping on my chest and I'm screamin'. I stop breathing, damn I see demons. Dear God, I wonder can you save me? I can't die, my Boo-Boo's bout to have my baby." Snoop's plea for mercy gets an even eerier thump from Dr. Dre's cinematic production.

8. Ras Kass - "Interview with a Vampire"

Ras Kass - Rasassination © EMI
Backed by a gnarly soundtrack, Ras Kass strikes up an intricate conversation with supernatural beings. Otherworldly sound effects come alive as the dialogue shifts from creationism to Armageddon.

7. Bone Thugs - "Hell Sent"

Bone Thugs - Faces of Death© Enterprise Music
There are at least 10 references to Lucifer in "Hell Sent," which finds Bone Thugs bragging about "taking demons hostages" and starting a riot in hell. Wish Bone unleashes the fiercest assault towards the end, "A demon told me that Lucifer said meet him at the black hole. I told him "I'm a be there; ain't no b*tch in my soul!"

6. Big L - "Devil's Son"

Big L had a dream (more like a nightmare) in which he pictured himself as the devil's son and decided to write a song about it. Backed by dramatic horns and pounding drums, L rhymes about running into a church strapped. This horrorcore treat from Big L's 1993 demo tape is definitely not for the faint of heart.

5. The Notorious B.I.G. - "Suicidal Thoughts"

© Bad Boy
Fed up with his personal failures, Biggie gives himself a death sentence on "Suicidal Thoughts." His friend (Diddy, in this case) attempts to dissuade him, but Biggie is too far down the windpipe to reconsider. We'll never know if B.I.G. was really as depressed as the song indicates, but "Suicidal Thoghts" is still one hell of a spooky song 11 years after his real death. For a more dramatic version, check out this E&L remix.

4. Eminem - "Stan"

Eminem - Stan© Interscope
You only need to listen to "Stan" once before realizing that this ill-fated account of a psychotic Eminem worshipper is simply unforgettable. "Stan" unmasks a vulnerable Eminem, one that turns up the pathos several notches while barely raising his voice. Dido's ethereal crooning adds more soot to the tale.

3. Gravediggaz - "6 Feet Deep"

Gravediggaz - 6 Feet Deep© Island/Polygram
No Hip-Hop Halloween playlist is complete without at least one song from Gravediggaz, who specialized in blood-thirsty throwdowns. "6 Feet Deep," the title track from their controversial debut, spots unsettling vocals and a decidedly moody beat. "Your world is black. You drop into a hole."

2. Immortal Technique - "Dance with the Devil"

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Darkness permeates "Dance with the Devil" from start to finish, as Immortal Technique tells an elaborate tale of a man named Billy. Billy's hunger for social acceptance drove him to commit all sorts of atrocities, including one that involves a close relative. The song's hazed-out jazzy vibe, coupled with Tech's psychopathic recital, is incredibly chilling.

1. Geto Boys - "Mind Playing Tricks on Me"

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Paranoia gets the best of Scarface as he stands alone in his four-corner room staring at candles, seeing images. "He owns a black hat like I own. A black suit and a cane like my own," 'Face rhymes. "It's f***ed up when your mind's playing tricks on you." Turns out he was staring at his own reflection. The vertically challenged Buswhick Bill then teams up with 'Face and Willie D to fight off a 7-ft tall enemy. The giant disappears only for Bill to realize he'd been ferociously pummeling the concrete all along.

via: Henrys Blog

Top 10 New Hip-Hop Releases for November 2009

Will Timbaland end his streak of disappointing beats on Shock Value II? Will Wale's Attention Defiict live up to the hype? Will Rakim's Seventh Seal make a late run for Album of the Year? B-boys and b-girls, I give you November's Top 10 New Rap Albums.

10. Glasses Malone - 'Beach Cruiser'

Beach Cruiser is the debut album by deep-voiced west coast rapper Glasses Malone. Malone reportedly signed a $1.7 million deal with Sony Urban after impressing A&R head Mike Lynn with his street-honed raps.
Street Date: November 23, 2009

9. Kid Sister - 'Ultraviolet'

After several false starts and title changes, I was starting to wonder if Kid Sister's debut album will ever see the light of day. Well, it seems likely that the album, which has been repackaged as Ultra Violet will finally hit the streets via a joint venture between Downtown Records and Universal Republic. Ultra Violet includes production by A-Trak, Rusko, Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso, Sinden, XXXChange, and Brian Kennedy.
Street Date: November 17, 2009

8. Gift of Gab - 'Escape 2 Mars'

Blackalicious’ chief mic rocker Gift of Gab is back to save you suckas with a sophomore album. Escape 2 Mars is the MC's first solo album in five years, following 2004's 4th Dimensional Rocketships Going Up. Bay Area’s own DNAE BEATS produced a bulk of the songs, while Hednodic laced a few cuts. Escape 2 Mars features the Mighty Underdogs, Del the Funky Homosapien, Brother Ali, Lateef The Truthspeaker, and Honeycut’s vocalist Bart Davenport.

7. Felt (Murs & Slug) - 'Felt 3: A Tribute to Rosie Perez'

Slug (Atmosphere) and Murs (Living Legends) reunite for the third installment of their Felt series. This time, they enlisted the services of Aesop Rock on the boards. The duo teamed up with The Grouch for their 2002 debut, A Tribute to Christina Ricci, while producer Ant oversaw production on 2005's A Tribute to Lisa Bonet. In case you're wondering, the album titles stemmed from Murs and Slug's debate over actresses who warm their hearts. Street Date: November 17, 2009

6. Masta Ace & Edo G - 'Arts & Entertainment'

Masta Ace & EDO. G are the latest MCs to merge their firepower for the sheer purpose of resuscitating lyricism in hip-hop. The two combined to form a duo dubbed A&E and they're wasting no time in releasing their first collaborative album, Arts & Entertainment. Arts & Entertainment features guest appearances from Large Professor, KRS-One, Posdonus (De La Soul), DOITALL(Lords Of The Underground), Chester French & Marsha Ambrosious, production by Double O (Kidz In The Hall), M-Phazes & DJ Spinna. The lead song, "Little Young," finds them taking aim at Lil’ Young rappers.

5. BlakRoc - BlakRoc

Dame Dash was wondering what the Black Keys’ would sound like on a hip-hop record. He rounded up some of his favorite MCs, started a new label, and the BlakRoc project was born. The album features some odd pairings, like the lead single, “Ain’t Nothin’ Like You (Hoochie Coo),” which has Mos Def singing and Jim Jones spitting rhymes so emo you’d swear they were ghostwritten by Joe Budden. BlakRoc the album sports collaborations with RZA, Raekwon, MOP’s Billy Danze, Pharoahe Monch, Q-Tip, and ODB.
Street Date: November 27, 2009

4. Timbaland - 'Shock Value II'

Shock Value II is the follow-up to 2007's Shock Value. Judging by Timbaland's recent work for other artists, including his mediocre turn on The Blueprint III, it's easy to dismiss his new album. Let's just hope he's been saving all the good beats for himself. Shock Value II's guest list includes: Jay-Z, Drake, Keri Hilson.

3. Wale - 'Attention Deficit'

Don't you just hate when an album drops and you find that earlier versions of the songs have been radically altered because some knucklehead decided to sabotage the sampling and copyright process? Wale hates that, too. The newcomer held off release of Attention Deficit to sort out sample and clearance issues. Here's hoping the final product was worth the wait. Collaborators include: Pharrell, John Mayer, Lady GaGa, and Mark Ronson.
Street Date: November 10, 2009

2. Rakim - 'The Seventh Seal'

There's no question that Rakim's Seventh Seal is one of the most anticipated hip-hop albums of the last 5 years. What hip-hop fans want to know, however, is this: "Which Rakim will show up on Seventh Seal -- the vintage lyricist or an entirely different MC with a new school flavor?" Here's what we know for sure: None of the material from Ra's Dre-produced album, Oh My God, is expected to make the cut.
Street Date: November 17, 2009

1. 50 Cent - 'Before I Self Destruct'

Even if 50 Cent never sells another CD in his lifetime, he'll still have no trouble making his mortgage payments. After all, he's the richest rapper alive. That said, 50 has watched his and G-Unit's popularity decline over the years. Before I Self Destruct, the Queens, NY MC's 4th solo outing, gives him ample opportunity to win back some admiration from hip-hop heads.
Street Date: November 27, 2009
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via: Henrys Blog

Sweet Lyfe Blog Interview: Na'Tee

The Queen of the Solar System is what she has dubbed herself. One of the most lyrical female rappers out of New Orleans since Mia X. To date, there is no other female that the streets have been able to compare her to. She surpasses a lot of the standards that we set for female rappers. The Sweet Lyfe Blog got a chance to sit down and talk with Na'Tee here's what she has to say. 

For those that are not familiar with you, tell us a little about yourself

Well, to many people, I can be described as many things. Some people say I'm the best thing to happen to the New Orleans female rap scene since Mia X. Some people say I'm the best female they've heard period and according to my fans, I'm on my way to becoming one of the greatest lyricist of all times. Although I agree with them all, to me, I'm just a 22 year old female rap artist grinding to make a name for myself in the game.

Where are you from and how long have you been in the music industry?

I'm from a section in New Orleans called the 3rd Ward. It’s Uptown off Delachaise & Tonti to be exact. I'll be making 23 in December so I would say I've been rapping for about 13 or 14 years. True shit. I started writing when I was 7 or 8 and recorded my first song at 10. I wasn't the greatest lyricist in the world, but as I grew older people around my neighborhood who were established in the music industry like KLC (produced for the like of Master P, Ludacris, B.G., T.I.), Soulja Slim, and other local celebrities, would hear me spit and tell me the same thing "You're gonna be a star." So I stuck with it.

What makes Na’Tee stand out from other female artists that are out, especially now?

There aren't too many females out now; at least not getting mainstream attention. The females, who are, mainly focus on being all kinds of other shit, like Harajuku Girls and Barbie’s. I'm an artist, I’m an entertainer. So my main focus is my music. I write my own shit, my bars are WAY better, my flow is crazier. I'm doing it on my own and the streets respect me for that. I'm not a Barbie. Barbie’s are fragile. I'm from New Orleans, I don't break that easy.

What upcoming projects are you working on?

Well, I have several projects in which I am working on simultaneously. I was just featured on 3 installments of Coast2Coast mix tapes for Fleet DJ Ykcor. I’m also co-producing this MAJOR, all female, project with DJ Lady Blaze who's also another Fleet DJ from the DMV. That project's going to be big because we had females from all over the world submit music for this tape and we got a few big names on there. I have placements on Warner Bros/Asylum artist, Lil Cali and Trill Ent artist, Mouse's new project, Sony artist, Philly Swain's new joint. Like I said, I have a few things popping. One of the most important is my solo project which is entitled, "Guess Who's Coming 2 Dinner." It’s dropping next month and it'll be hosted by The Empire who did a lot of projects with Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy, and a host of others. That bitch is going to be crazy!!! My first single, "I Don't Love ‘Em," from my upcoming tape was released last week and has been getting a lot of great feedback from here to Miami, New York, Philly and more. My intentions are to shoot a video for every joint on the mix tape, which will of course get play on my personal video show, Na'Tee TV on

Where do you see Na’Tee in the next 5 years?

In 5 years I see myself being referred to as one of the greatest female lyricist of all times. Most people say, I see myself being rich and famous, and yeah, I see that too. But that shit is going to come one way or another, my main goal is to be a mogul. Now it might take less or longer than five years but that is what I'm aiming for.

How can people get in touch with you?

I'm a Twitter head so you can always contact me on Twitter, follow me at or you can visit my official site which is, there you can get all the info, new music, and access to exclusive events. AND like I mentioned before, at you can also tune into Na'Tee TV where you can watch me stream live on stage at all my shows, on the road, in the studio or where ever. I bring my cameras out with me and just go live. Also, besides in the streets, my MySpace page, is where I gained my initial buzz. So u can always get in touch with me there.

Thank you again for the interview, do you have any additional comments?

Yeah, just a shot out to everybody who support me and what I'm doing. I won't let you down baby! (Laughs) And thanks to you for having me.

Gerald Genta Introduces Their Latest And Finest Timepiece

Regardless of the subject matter, a person can recognize a quality design and build when they see one. You don’t have to be an expert to appreciate fine craftsmanship…. All you need is about $900,000 and you can appreciate it all you want! The Arena Metasonic timepiece by Gerald Genta, holds up to true horology maintaining eloquent engineering and tradition in watchmaking. Just to give you a sense of the quality and complexity involved when the craftsmen at Gerald Genta create one of their signature timepieces; since the company opened their doors in 1994, they have turned out 61 timepieces. No, not 61 different models, but literally, in 15 years they have made 61 timepieces for customers.
Throughout all of the complexity, beauty and precision involved in these timepieces, it takes approximately one full year’s worth of work to make just one of these exquisite watches. The Arena Metasonic boasts a combination of vertical polished and horizontal satin brushed surfaces, an ostrich leather strap and state-of-the-art technology. The watch contains a glass security box that gives the illusion of being invisible until the owner presses a biometrically programmed button that will not respond to any other person’s touch except the owner’s. James Bond is brimming in jealous as we speak. An Arena Metasonic timepiece will cost you about $900,000 so stop spending your money on Casio’s and start saving up, you only have $899,950 more to go!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

DJ 5150 & Muzikfene -Trap City 10 (Hosted By BG)

01. B.G. - Call DJ 5150 - 707.418.8437
02. B.G. - Back To The Money
03. Yo Gotti - Touch Down
04. Gucci Mane - Who The Best (Feat. 1017 Brick Squad)
05. Big Six - Michael Jordan (Prod. By Yung Sean)
06. B.G. - Speaks
07. B.G. - Like Yea
08. Young Jeezy - Trap Or Die 2 (Prod. By Zaytoven)
09. B.G. - Resume (Feat. Plies)
10. Darryl J And Yung Twizzle - Makin Moves (Feat. Oohm)(Prod. By Misguided Production)
11. Wacka Flocka - Flexin’ (Feat. OJ Da Juiceman)
12. P. Money Bags - It’s A Crime
13. Yung Rich - Bump (Feat. Lil’ Boosie)
14. Gucci Mane - Go
15. Darryl J And Yung Twizzle - Money Everywhere (Prod. By Slash Major)
16. OJ Da Juiceman - Pop Tags (Prod. By Fatboi)
17. Wacka Flocka - Dem Hands
18. Gucci Mane - Not A Stranger
19. Eldarado Red - Stupid Racked Up
20. Darryl J - Going Harder
21. Big Six - 1008 Grams
22. Blaxcat - Pushin’ (Feat. Young Buck)
23. B.G. - Story 2 Tell
24. Lady Dolla - No Panties On (Prod. By The Future)
25. Lil’ Wayne - Wasted

Lil Wayne - No Ceilings Mixtape

01. Swag Surfin’
02. Ice Cream Paint Job
03. D.O.A.
04. Interlude
05. Wasted
06. Watch My Shoes
07. Break Up (feat. Short Dawg & Gudda Gudda)
08. Banned From TV
09. Throw It In The Bag (Remix)
10. I Think I Love Her (feat. Tyga & Shanell)
11. Interlude #2 (feat. Shanell)
12. Wetter
13. I’m Good (feat. T-Streets)
14. Poke Her Face (feat. Jae Millz)
15. Run This Town
16. I Gotta Feeling
17. Outro

DC Admiral Sport - Hotel on Rivington

DC has teamed up with the Hotel on Rivington in New York yet again for a limited edition of the DC LIFE Admiral Sport. Produced exclusively for the hotel staff, This is the fourth time DC has laced the staff with shoes from the DC LIFE Collection (Sector 7, Dress Sneaker, Admiral and now the Admiral Sport).

The model has been customized with a laser etch of “HOTEL ON RIVINGTON” on the outsole, a design treatment that pays homage to the iconic side-wall bold DCSHOECOUSA lettering on the classic DC LYNX skate model that originally launched just over a decade ago now. The First release of the LYNX was in 1998 along with the announcement of Josh Kalis joining the team. A special red strap, a key color from the hotel, completes the custom shoe.

A luxury boutique hotel, the Hotel on Rivington collaborates with international cutting-edge designers to celebrate creative energy and create a venue from which the world can experience all of downtown Manhattan. The DC LIFE Admiral Sport for Hotel on Rivington compliments the staff’s Ted Baker London apparel.

The Admiral Sport is part of the Spring 2010 DC LIFE Collection and will be available beginning in January 2010 at select DC LIFE retailers and the DC Online Store at


*Video* Reebok the Pump 20th Anniversary

Reebok brought together 20 of the leading global affiliate partners to work on an exclusive collaboration of one of Reebok’s most iconic shoes―The Pump. Working with the Reebok team, each retail partner designed a limited collaboration of The Pump which will be released alongside the two original colors on November 20th, 2009.
What’s more, they captured it all on film. Be sure to check out these behind-the-scenes video and to check back here on November 19th to learn more about each of the affiliate partners, their design inspiration and the fruits of their labor.

via: hypebeast

Recap of BET Hip Hop Awards 2009

The most memorable performance at the 2009 BET Hip-Hop Awards did not take place on a stage with bright lights and bootylicious dancers. It happened right outside the venue, and all the performers needed was a microphone, a DJ, and a crowd. Yes, I'm talking about The Cypher. The bit with Eminem, Black Thought, and Mos Def was the best. (Watch the Cypher spots here)
The award ceremony itself was devoid of outstanding moments. Jay-Z teamed up with Young Jeezy to perform "Real As It Gets," which appears on Blueprint III. It was a relief to see him perform anything other than "Empire State of Mind" for a change. Speaking of the Jiggaman, he edged out Lil Wayne and Kanye for the MVP trophy.

Ice Cube was appropriately honored with the I Am Hip-Hop Icon award. Cube seized the opportunity to give credit where credit was due. "Without Chuck D, we'd be on a real bad collision course," said Cube in his acceptance speech.
This year's show featured a lot more musical performances than the previous ones. That's not necessarily a bad thing unless half the performances featured a lethargic Gucci Mane. Burr!
What did you think of the award show now that you've seen it? Sound off.

The Sweet Lyfe Blog Interview: Clif Soulo

California has birthed some of the finest rappers and hip hop artists that vary in style.  This artist comes from Oakland, CA and has his own Hip Hop/Soul twist. After listening to some of his work, and hooking up with the right producers, Clif Soulo can easily be added to the list of rappers out of California. Check out what he has to say to The Sweet Lyfe Blog:

For those that are not familiar with you, tell us a little about yourself.

Clif Soulo:
So wassup! My name is Clif Soulo. I’m an aspiring emcee from Oakland, California. I’ve been doing music for about 2 ½ years now. I’m a regular guy, I just happen to rap. And when I say regular, I mean I work a 9-5, I chill at the crib with mismatch socks from time to time, eat some honey bbq fritos while watching LOST on my computer because my lady is watching The real housewives of Atlanta.

How would you describe your music? (This is after listening to Forever Be Hip Hop)

Clif Soulo:
I would describe my music as honest, dope hip-hop, that I hope touches people’s souls.

Who are your top 5 artists?

Clif Soulo:
In no particular order, but T.I., Jay-Z, Common, Snoop Dogg and DJ Quik. (Little Brother could easily be in there, but they are a group, so it’s kind of unfair).

What category would you place your music in and if you could name the sound/type of music, what would it be?

Clif Soulo:
I would place my music in the category of Hip-Hop/Rap/Soul. In terms of my sound, I’ve asked my brothers, friends, family, random people I’ve met on twitter ( @clifsoulo btw), and the one response I always get is “you have a hip-hop sound”.

How can people get in touch with you?

Clif Soulo:
Via twitter @clifsoulo or, hit me on aim at clifsoulo, or my blog at my latest project is available for download at

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Clif Soulo:
Thank you for being interested enough in me and my music to want to interview me. I really appreciate it. Keeping rocking with me, this is only the beginning. Peace

What Are Your Thoughts? DJ Hero

DJ Hero, the much buzzed about hip-hop game, made its U.S. debut yesterday. The game will make its trip across the Atlantic on October 30th. The standard version will set you back $120 version, and the Renegade Edition runs a full $200.

The latter comes equipped with an upgraded turntable, a carrying case that converts to a DJ stand, as well as a Jay-Z and Eminem 2-CD set -- and the game, of course.
Have you played it yet? What's the verdict? Is it as great as Joystiq says it is?
If you've never heard of the game, here's a video of Eminem promoting DJ Hero.

2009 BET Hip Hop Awards Winners

Kanye West leads this year's BET Hip-Hop Awards nominees with 9 nods. Jay-Z and Lil Wayne tie for 2nd place with 7 nominations apiece. West Coast legend Ice Cube will be honored with the "I AM HIP-HOP" Icon Award for his contributions to the rap game.

See a complete list of nominations below:
Best Hip-Hop Collabo

  • Jim Jones & Ron Browz f/ Juelz Santana - "Pop Champagne"
  • Lil Wayne f/ Bobby Valentino - "Mrs. Officer"
  • Rick Ross f/ John Legend - "Magnificent"
  • T.I. f/ Rihanna - "Live Your Life" [winner]
  • Young Jeezy f/ Kanye West - "Put On"
Best Live Performer
  • Busta Rhymes
  • Jay-Z [winner]
  • Lil Wayne
  • T.I.
  • Kanye West
Lyricist of the Year
  • Drake
  • Eminem
  • Jay-Z [winner]
  • Lil Wayne
  • Kanye West
Video Director of the Year
  • Gil Green
  • Anthony Mandler
  • Mr. Boomtown
  • Chris Robinson
  • Hype Williams [winner]
Producer of the Year
  • Ron Browz
  • Cool & Dre
  • Tha Bizness
  • T-Pain
  • Kanye West [winner]
Track of the Year
  • "Day "N" Nite" - Kid Cudi
  • "D.O.A. (Death of Auto Tune)" - Jay-Z
  • "Every Girl" - Young Money (Lil Wayne, Drake, Jae Mills, Gudda
  • Gudda & Mack Maine) [winner]
  • "Live Your Life" - T.I. f/ Rihanna
  • "Turn My Swag On" - Soulja Boy Tell'em
CD of the Year
  • Eminem - Relapse
  • Q-Tip - The Renaissance
  • T.I. - Paper Trail [winner]
  • Kanye West - 808 & Heartbreak
  • Young Jeezy - The Recession
Rookie of the Year
  • B.O.B.
  • Dorrough
  • Drake [winner]
  • Kid Cudi
  • Wale
Best Hip-Hop Video
  • Dorrough - "Ice Cream Paint Job"
  • Eminem - "We Made You"
  • Jay-Z - "D.O.A. (Death of Auto Tune)"
  • Kid Cudi - "Day "N" Nite"
  • T.I. f/ Rihanna - "Live Your Life" [winner]
MVP of the Year
  • Drake
  • Jay-Z [winner]
  • Lil Wayne
  • T.I.
  • Kanye West
DJ of the Year
  • DJ AM [winner]
  • DJ Drama
  • DJ Khaled
  • DJ Tony Neal
  • DJ Greg Street
Hustler of the Year
  • Diddy
  • Drake
  • Jay-Z [winner]
  • Lil Wayne
  • Kanye West
Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)
  • Jay-Z
  • Kid Cudi
  • Lil Wayne
  • Soulja Boy Tell'em
  • Kanye West [winner]
Best Hip-Hop Blog Site
People's Champ (Viewers Choice)
  • Dorrough - "Ice Cream Paint Job"
  • Fabolous f/ The-Dream - "Throw It In The Bag" [winner]
  • Kid Cudi - "Day "N" Nite"
  • Soulja Boy Tell'em - "Turn My Swag On"
  • Kanye West f/ Young Jeezy - "Amazing"
via: Henry's Blog

Rosa Acosta for Supreme NY

photo by terry Richardson

New York Yankees World Series Cap

Game 1 of the World Series kicks off tonight, and what better way to be prepared with a New York Yankees World Series New Era. The Fitted is available at all New Era Flagship locations. Hit the link below to view more images. Lets go Yankees.


Michelle Obama in Glamour!


The Sweet Lyfe Blog: Interview w/ DJ Black 'n Mild

The Sweet Lyfe Blog had a chance to sit down and talk with a DJ that is known around the globe for his skills.  There's no need to tell you that New Orleans births some of the best in the music industry of all genres and this man knows his stuff.  Check out the interview with DJ and C.E.O of Go Dj's La, DJ Black 'n Mild.

For those that are not familiar with DJ Black ‘n Mild, tell us a little about yourself.

DJ Black ‘n Mild:
Well I hail from the great city of New Orleans. I have been a dj for over 15 years. I have DJ’d all over the southeast region of the u.s. to Alaska to the Dominican republic to Puerto Rico. I have been a radio mix show Dj as well as a on air personality anything else, you can Google me! (Laughs)

What makes you stand out from other DJ’s?

DJ Black ‘n Mild:
I stand out because I’m a REAL Dj. I mix, scratch, blend & interact with the crowd. Djs or so-called Djs these days just “play music” they have no respect or knowledge of the ART of Djing.

Where did you get the name Black ‘n Mild and what made it stick?

DJ Black ‘n Mild:
(Laughs)I get this question ALL the time. But after I got my 1st Dj set up out the back of the Source magazine(in 1995), I was at my moms house smoking a black outside(I couldn’t smoke in the house) and I was thinking about what my Dj name should be. Then I looked down at my black and it was simple… DJ BLACK N MILD! It just stuck because it was so different. 

Who are your top 5 artists?

DJ Black ‘n Mild:
My top 5 to play are Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Jay Z, Juvenile & anyone that’s hot!
My top 5 to listen to are Rakim, Redman, Erykah Badu, Beenie Man & Sade
My top 5 artists PERIOD are MJ, B.I.G., Rakim, Pac & Janet Jackson

What is Bounce or New Orleans Bounce music and how does it differ from other types of music?

DJ Black ‘n Mild:
New Orleans bounce is hip hop at its most basic form. Meaning that in the beginning of hip hop, it was call and chant between the emcee & crowd. That’s what bounce is. The foundation of bounce music is the “Triggerman” (the Showboys Drag Rap) instrumental & the “Brown Beat” (Derek B’s Rock the beat) instrumental. We use these beats and variations of them to make songs and remixes. Bounce differs from other genres because its uniquely New Orleans, much like jazz. We can take any R&B or rap song and make it our own through the bounce remixes we do… to make it simple, bounce IS New Orleans & New Orleans IS bounce!

Are you working on any upcoming projects?

DJ Black ‘n Mild:
I’m working on my “Rhythm & Bounce” mix tape series & the “We are the STREETS” mix tape series.

How can people get in touch with you?

DJ Black ‘n Mild:
Easy, hit me up on Twitter: or FaceBook: & you can hit up Go Djs LA

Once again, thank you for your time, would you like to add anything?

DJ Black ‘n Mild:
Thank you for this interview. I’m truly humbled that you show love to djs like this. It is truly appreciated.

Shout out to all my Go Dj’s in Louisiana and worldwide. Shout out to my Core dj family worldwide. Shout out to New Orleans, the great state of Louisiana, everyone still displaced or affected from Katrina, all the artists and Dj’s from New Orleans & Louisiana, hell, EVERYBODY!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

*New Music* Wale ft. John Mayer - Letter

*Video* Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Swizz Beatz – “I Can Transform Ya”

DJ Jazzy Jeff & Michael Jackson

"DJ Jazzy Jeff has teamed up with UNDRCRWN to release a tribute mix cd for the passing of Micheal Jackson" Frrresshhh.. Download HERE Props to Vintage Frames Co.

via: The Lab

Monday, October 26, 2009

Video: Cormega - Journey

Born And Raised. Directed by Brian "Deka" Paupaw, the music clip narrates Mega's story through photos and imagery, as the Queens rapper takes viewers through a personal journey of his life. Born And Raised is on our Top 10 New Rap Releases for October.

via: Henrys Blog

The BlackBerry Storm 2 is Official

Verizon stores this Wednesday and will cost $180 on a two-year contract after a $100 mail-in rebate.
The second generation BlackBerry Storm is said to include many improvements from its predecessor, like the addition of WiFi, and a better, more responsive touchscreen. Oh and all of those annoying bugs and that the original BlackBerry Storm couldn't seem to shake? Those are said to be gone, too, especially with the latest OS 5.0 update.

Lady GaGa Heartbeats

The newest product from the Beats by Dr. Dre line has just been released, but this time with a little more style. Pop icon Lady Gaga has teamed up with Dr. Dre to create Heartbeats by Lady Gaga. Just like the ones created by the rap master himself, these Gaga inspired headphones are some of the best quality listening devices you can find out there and are sure to be seen sported everywhere in the next few months.

via: loudreams

Coca Light Tribute to Fashion

I want every single ones of those Coke Light Bottles !! Eight Italian fashion designers (only women) Donatella Versace, Alberta Ferretti, Anna Molinari for Blumarine, Veronica Etro, Silvia Venturini for Fendi, Consuelo Castiglioni for Marni, Angela Missoni and Rossella Jardini for Moschino, have teamed with Coca Cola for fund raising campaign in support of the victims of the earthquake in Abruzzo, Italy. The Coca-Cola light’s bottle and have sold them at auction during the “Tribute to Fashion” show in Milan.
coca cola fendi Coca Light Tribute to Fashion
coca cola ferretti Coca Light Tribute to Fashion

coca cola marni Coca Light Tribute to Fashion
coca cola blumarine Coca Light Tribute to Fashion
coca cola versace Coca Light Tribute to Fashion

coca cola moschino Coca Light Tribute to Fashion

via: luxuo