Saturday, December 4, 2010

VIDEO: Egmg "The Show"

@11wdNick Tv was in attendance at Traffic Boutique's "Certified Nola" Event @ The House Of Blues Nola Dec. 2nd. This video is of EastGang Music Group artist "The Show" with a riviting performance of a few tracks off his upcoming mixtape "D.O.B. (Downman On Back) 2"


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Da UBoys - (Da UCrew Exposed)




The SweetLyfe Blog had the oppourtunity to catch up with "The Most Controversial Group in UnderGround N.O.L.A. Hip-Hop" and their entourage on location at the video shoot for their single "Pick It Back Up" produced by Sinista. Video footage provided by @11wdNick Tv.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tough Tigers



He dropped the mic a la "Sexual Chocolate".

*New Music* Man on the Moon - A.Levy

Here's a leak off of A. Levy's EP entitled "Man on the Moon". Let us know what you think!!

 Man on the Moon by TheSweetLyfeBlog

BLACKout 2010



BLACKout!2010 Lineup includes:
TheSeKondElement (Host)
The Legendary E.F. Cuttin (DJ)
Sunni Patterson (Headliner)
Kourtney Heart
Rantz
Quest
TheSeKondElement
Chelsea Blanco
Bre McClain
3rd Degree (Live Band)
Abyss

Interview - Thais Mills of LipServiceInk





Tae:
Tell me about Thai.


Thais:
I'm a quiet, fun loving nerd from Eastern New Orleans who started a few dot coms. I Love my family, adore my friends and lust books. Literacy is my core passion... 

Tae:
What inspired you to create Enticing Objects?

Thais:
I taught Creative Writing and Arts n Crafts to camp kids the summers of going to high school. Me and the kids would make these amazing fun items and camp kids moms started asking personalized art for party favors etc. That was 10 years ago.. Once in college I started producing an open mic ( called LipServiceInk ) that year and offered my " objects " after the show. My stage name is " Enticing " soooooo the rest is www.EnticingObjects.com history.


Tae:
What inspired you to start lipSERVICEink? 

Thais:
After Hurricane Katrina I went from having 5 weekly columns in cool local magazines to none in Houston after the storm. My therapy was losing myself in books... I read more than I ever read in my life.. I read my pain away.. Some of it at least. Literacy intensified in my world. Now 4.5 million bookmarks later I ask all stars what they read.

Tae:
How would you describe your artistic style?

Thais:
Losing everything I owned and started over in Houston with no family or friends and only 600 dollars in my account. I'm more humbled now than ever. I take more time to smile than whine and I cater to my family more. 

Tae:
What can people expect from you in 5 years?

Thais:
That I'm hopefully alive and well enough to enjoy a crisp breeze on my face with healthy happy friends and family. Each day is a new opportunity to make money, that's easy... The hard part is finding peace within to enjoy it all.

Tae:
Where do you see yourself in the art realm?

Thais:
Painting for Kimora Lee Simmons really opened my eyes to how amazing art is. It pulls the common likeness out of any two people. I'm just happy to make a living for something I'd glady do for free. I'm a humble student in the art realm, I'll always be a student of Visual art.


Tae:
How can people get in touch with you?

Thais:
www.LipServiceInk.com is the magazine, www.EnticingObjects.com is the art store and www.CreativeEditingandWriting.com is the service. Tae I'm so proud of how you give a window of voice to so many. Long live The Sweet Lyfe Blog !! - thai

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Roman Zolanski Vs Slim Shady



FYI: Niki Minaj's alter ego borrows "it's" name from world famous Director/SEX OFFENDER Roman Polanski (Google Him) *shrugs* interesting to me

1:24-2:31 only thing that matters really...

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

#buylife



Check out famous siblings Jaden and Willow Smith in the Buy Life campaign which aims to provide medical attention and shelter to those living with HIV Aids.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Interview - Lil Dee Gods Gift


There's something about certain artists that stand out to me. I have met Lil Dee on several occasions, when it comes down to it, he's not your average artist. I got a chance to sit down with him, chop it up and homie had some good stuff to say.


Tae:
Tell me about Lil Dee Gods Gift.

Lil Dee:
I'm a 21 yr old artist born and raised in New Orleans on a mission to make good music and change peoples lives.

Tae:
What makes you stand out from other hiphop artists?

Lil Dee:
I would have to say the fact that I don't curse in my music and I rap about my life. Everyone's life is different but everyone doesn't rap about what their going through. In my music I give you everything you need to know about me and I feel thats rare now days.



Tae:
Being a younger artist, does it have any setbacks as a musician?

Lil Dee:
At first when I was in school it took its toll with me not being able to get in some spots to perform , but there are good things about me being so young doing this music. So at the end of the day, I think it equals out well.

Tae:
Who would you say influenced you musically?

Lil Dee:
I listen to all types of music so I would have to say Biggie, Nas, a band called "Boston" would be my biggest. Being around and working next to Kenoe helped me out a lot at a young age.

Tae:
Where did you get your name an what made it stick?

Lil Dee:
Well, I get the Lil Dee from my family, my dad is Big Dee so its only right that I'm Lil Dee. The second half, Gods Gift came in when I was 15, I felt like God gave me a gift and me using His gift is my present back to him.

Tae:
What upcoming projects are you workin on?

Lil Dee:
I'm working on a new mixtape set to drop Christmas day, I'm also working on a live mixtape with the band FlowTribe and in the process of puttin together my first dvd tape.

Tae:
How can people get in touch with you?

Lil Dee:
You can reach me via email at bookinglildee@gmail.com or on twitter @LilDeeGodsGift

Tae:
Thank you for your time, is there anything that you would like to add?

Lil Dee:
I wanna shout out Tae for giving me this interview! The whole Zone Gang and download "The Spokesman" Mixtape at LilDeeGodsGift.blogspot.com

Thursday, October 21, 2010

*New Music* Heart of the City - Dice


Dice..Dice..Dice what can I say, after listening to this track, Heart of the City, you'll see why Dice is proud to call Houston his home. Houston should also be proud to call Dice one of their artists. Check out this track, give us feedback and be on the lookout for him. I'm sure he'll be blasting on a radio station near you.

  Heart of the City by TheSweetLyfeBlog

Monday, October 18, 2010

*New Music* I'm Spaceship Fly - G Ron


I am privileged to say that I come in contact with some really talented artists. If you listen to G Ron, you'd never believe that he was from Acres Home (Houston), TX. But he is. Check out "I'm Spaceship Fly" and give us some feedback.

 Spaceship Fly - G Ron by TheSweetLyfeBlog

Saturday, October 16, 2010

#Fiasco Friday


Let's not forget that there was a #FiascoFriday march in Chicago yesterday, too. Here are some pics of it and guess what; none other than Lupe's mom came out to show those kids some love.

His album will be dropping 3-8-11...
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Friday, October 15, 2010

*New Music* People Talk - Soopa


This 18 year old Broward County Florida representa caught me by surprise on Twitter. I had him send me a few tracks and man was I blown away. How could a kid, ahem, a young man of the tender age of 18 sound so much of the age of 27+? Check out Soopa, with the right guidance, he's going somewhere.

People Talk - Soopa by TheSweetLyfeBlog

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Interview - Tha Cartel



I got a chance to talk to one of New Orleans "NOLA Nominated" duos and they had quite a bit to say about themselves. I do believe you need to remember their name because they just might be playing on a station in your vicinity soon. Check out what Tha Cartel had to say:

Tae:
Who is Tha Cartel and how do you stand out from being another run of the duo?

Lefty: 
We’re original, we’re fresh, we young, we livin, from the music we do to the way we carry ourselves! We do what we feel needs to be done or said, we aint cutting no corners. We put a lot of passion and work into our craft, we dedicated.

Snakeyez: 
I feel like we’re bringing it back to the days when the music was authentic. Yeah,we brag in our songs and make catchy music too, but its not a gimmick and the people can tell. We put a lot into what we do and pay close attention to details which is what I feel a lot of people lack nowadays.



Tae:
What inspired y'all to become rappers?

Snakeyez: 
I used to write poetry in middle school and actually, I still do from time to time. But the love of music just being around my family- my cousin-in-law was in St.Aug band. My other cousin was in the band at Sarah T. Reed. They kept me exposed to different kinds of music and I fell in love with it. Plus, growing up around C-Murder and the No Limit empire at its peak exposed me to a lot and really made me wanna do this.

Lefty: 
Money, hoes, cars, and clothes (laughs)! Nah, but one of my cousins was doing his thing and I really looked up to him. I had written raps before but they were on some bogus type stuff, rapping bout stuff I never knew of. But as I hung around him more I started writing on my own but I didn’t tell nobody. He had a track that I liked and I wanted to get on, so I told him I’d write a verse. That was my first recorded song ever, from there it was history!

Tae:
How did you link up together and what gives you the chemistry to be able to work together?

Tha Cartel:
We met in the middle school. We both were solo artist, the summer after we graduated high school we did a mixtape together and the chemistry we had was so strong so we decided to go ahead and just keep making music together. We’re really best friends and that makes working together easy.

Tae:
Who would you say influenced you the most musically?
Lefty: 
My cousin Shankaa, he’s the reason I even picked up a pen. I always was a music person though, I grew up listening to all types of hip hop, from Tupac to NWA to Souls of Mischief. I always had a lotta love for local music like Lokee, UNLV, Mystikal, Mac, etc. I just loved the message they portrayed. As I got older and exposed to different genres of music the love I had grew exponentially.

Snakeyez:
I grew up around No Limit and Big Boy, and naturally Cash Money was big too. Back then, a lot of No Limit and Big Boy records music was very heavily West-Coast influenced, so I was into all that too. A lot of Warren G, Dogg Pound, especially Kurupt and Snoop Dogg. Nas is actually my favorite rapper though, but Im mostly influenced by southern artists and Midwest artists that actually push the limits of what hip hop really is. People like Outkast, Kanye West, and Goodie Mob was so hard, yet different than anything out. But I still try to keep the element of the old school pure New Orleans hip hop and that “bounce” in our music.

Tae:
What can people expect from you in 5 years?

Snakeyez: 
Hopefully a couple of major label albums, a couple of tours, and a lot of money!! (laughs) For real though, I just want to be respected on the home front, and where ever we go. Whether its major or independent, I want people to be like “Yeah, Tha Cartel, I fucks with them!” Respect means a lot in my book.
Tae:
What upcoming projects are you working on?

Snakeyez: 
We put out an EP/Pre-Album called “Young N Reckless” that you can download free on www.theroof-top.com. Its 8 tracks of some real good music. We are also working on the album called “Cartel Diem : Lifestyles Of The Young N Reckless” which will include the songs from Young N Reckless as well as more unreleased material. That’s gonna be a retail and out-the-trunk release! So be looking for that, it should be out by the top of the year 2011.

Tae:
How can people get in touch with you?

Lefty: 
For booking or any kind of business, you can e-mail us at thacartelmusic@gmail.com. Anybody that wants to hear any of our music can go to www.theroof-top.com. If you rocking with us, you can follow us on twitter at @ThaCartel504 and our personal facebook pages facebook.com/cartellefty and facebook.com/superstarsnake

Tae:
Thank you for taking your time to speak with us, is there anything you would like to add?

Tha Cartel: 
Yeah, thanks to you for the opportunity to do this interview. We love everybody that reaches out to us, it definitely doesn’t go unnoticed. So, shout out to The Sweet Lyfe Blog, most def. Shoutout to everybody that downloaded our EP and bought our first underground album “Strictly Business”. Just keep our name embedded in your brain cause we aint goin nowhere! We gonna keep trying to hit yall with enjoyable music album after album! New Orleans own, Tha Cartel is here!!!

Mixtape Review - HeataBest - Drop Tha Heat


I've personally been waiting on this mixtape to drop, I first saw Heata Best at the Christmas in August Benefit Concert and if you know me, I tend to be a little tough on artists. I feel like I have to. You can't just put any artist on your showcase and for Ms. A. Domino to get Heata Best for her event could have possibly been the icing on the cake for me. Heata Best released "Drop Tha Heat" on 10.12.10 for the world to hear and I do believe my readers, that was a great choice, it happened to be his birthday. If you like quick witted metaphors, a little slick raunchiness and down right heat, you'll love this mixtape.

Grade: B- (I'm a fan of original beats and I get lost when I hear a beat from a mainstream artist with an underground artist on the track.)
Favorite Track: Light It Up
Least Favorite Track: Miss Me

Drop Tha Heat is available for download: DOWNLOAD

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Really? O_o



"My New Chick She a Yella Bone" -Shawty Mayne

S/O Vado....

NOLA Underground Hip Hop Awards Nominees


HOTTEST FEMALE ARTIST
HOTTEST MALE ARTIST
HOTTEST GROUP
Ms. Tee
Allie Baby
Na'Tee
Bzy Bee
TheSeKondElement
Dappa
Impulss
Nesby Phips
Dee-1
Lyrikill
Truth Universal
I.C.U.
Tha Cartel
Aquaforce
TNC Boys
Tygah Woods
TheSupremeTeam
HOTTEST NEW ARTIST
LYRICIST OF THE YEAR
HUSTLER OF THE YEAR
A.Levy
KashFlow
Lil Dee
Lyriqs
Rico Got'em
Tacaloc

Impulss
K. Gates
Na'Tee
The Show
Slangston Hughes
Lyrikill
Caligula
TheSeKondElement
Lyriqs
Ben Brubaker
CurtStar
Law/CrackTracks
Holly Hobbs
OnPoint El
Sess 4-5
Slangston Hughes

HOTTEST DJ OF THE YEAR

HOTTEST PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
HOTTEST VIDEOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Black N Mild
DJ Chicken
DJ Def D
DJ RQAway
Mike Swift
Tony Skratchere

The Hut
Quest
 N.O. Bricks
CrackTracks
S-80
Prospek

Leagaux
Rome Julian
B. Mike
Big Chance
Craig"Craigo" Carter
Film Junkies
Kevin Davis
TNC Films
HOTTEST BLOG OF THE YEAR
HOTTEST MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR
HOTTEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Aye Lifestyle
AshleeNicoleSpills
Idle Mindz
Soundclash
The Sweet Life
Visual Crack

Lil Dee - The Spokesman Vol 1
Nesby Phips - The B Side
The Show - D.O.B.
CrackTracks - Motivation 504
Dee-1 - I Hope They Hear Me
Na'Tee - Guess Who's Comin To Dinner
K. Gates - The Shaikback
Impulss - Marie Laveaux's Hustle
Monsta Beatz - Monstaz On Mars
TheSeKondElement - The Kommencement
Truth Universal - Guerilla Business
Lyrikill - Heart & Sole
NOLA ARTIST OF THE YEAR

HOTTEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
HOTTEST SONG OF THE YEAR

Caesar Parkway
Dee-1
KashFlow
TheSekondElement
Lyrikill
Impulss
K. Gates
Na'Tee
Truth Universal
The Show

Impulss Feat. Nesby Phips - Fly Talk
Lil Dee Feat. Snipe - Never Let Go
Mike Swift feat. 9th Ward Gucci & Na'Tee - Back It Up
Quest Feat. PhatWord – Dope
Sess 4-5 Feat. Ms.
Tee – Stingy
Suave Feat. Lyrikill & Caligula - Dont Sell Your Soul
Kashflow Feat. Supreme Team - Supreme Street
Tacaloc Feat. TonToe, Na'Tee, Kendra Williams - One Thing
TheSekondElement Feat. Lyrikill - Dead Or Alive
Rico Got'em Ft. Blair Taylor - Cant Hold Me Down
Caesar Parkway Feat. Na'Tee - Bite ya
A. Levy – NOLA
J. Duddle - 1,2,3,4
KashFlow - Big City Dreams
Y. Luck - Walkin Thru New Orleans
Tygah Woods - Fuck Yeah
AquaForce - Who The Fuck Are You
Truth Universal - The GrassRoots Campaign
Lyriqs - Amazing Dae
10 Finger Orchestra - You Wanna Be Like Me

HOTTEST BOUNCE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
HOTTEST BOUNCE SONG OF THE YEAR

Big Freedia
Monsta Wit Da Fade
Sissy Nobby
Magnolia Shorty
Gotti Boy Chris

Magnolia Shorty - Smokin' Gun
Big Freedia - Rock Around The Clock
Monsta Wit Da Fade - Hut Hut
Kourtney Heart Ft. Magnolia Shorty - My Boy
Sissy Nobby - Beat It Out The Frame
Crowd Mova Krystal - 6th Ward Dumaine


NOLA Underground Hip Hop Awards 10.19.10


Supreme Street & Traffic Boutique Present: 
NOLA Underground Hip-Hop Awards
October 19, 2010 
Howlin Wolf Den

Featuring: Jay Electronica
Red Carpet Begins at 6:30 PM
Show Begins Promptly at 8:00 PM

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Curren$y – Micheal Knight




The N.O.'s own Spitta returns with his new single “Micheal Knight” off that new album, Pilot Talk 2, dropping on November 16th.

Peep the sound effects lol
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