Monday, June 21, 2010

Skipp Coon And Mr. Nick – “It Is What It Is”

It is what it is.
If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard that, I probably wouldn’t need to be applying for jobs right now. It’s the answer to every situation when a logical one doesn’t seem to present itself. One of those clutch sayings we always tend to lean on.
David D. hit me up a few months ago telling me about Skipp Coon and Mr. Nick. Seeing as how we’ve never really disagreed on music (at least to my knowledge), I obliged to give it a listen. Good thing I did too. Going back to their initial TSS introduction, D said something that basically summed up the music in a nutshell.
Some rappers make it look easy. Skipp doesn’t, and that’s the beauty of his music. He tirelessly toils over the beat, hammering away at each bar with the force of a chain gang.
On “It Is What It Is,” that same formula is implemented. After allowing about a minute for the beat to set the tone, Skipp goes in. Personally dubbed what I like to call “real life flow,” the Jackson, Mississippi, product proves a microcosm of real life with a lyrical backdrop. The entire track is one hell of a ride, but the second verse is the dose of reality which had me spinning the song back over and over. Skipp questions the true reason many step in the booth and the impact it has on impressionable minds. Something lovers of the genre have been pondering for years with no real answer.
However, like the song says, it is what it is. That’s what we’ll keep saying until we actually figure this thing out. Maybe Skipp can help shed light on the problem with his new new EP Sophomore Slump: Independents Day set to drop soon.
VIA: The Smoking Section

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Remembering Tupac

The legendary Tupac Shakur would have turned 39 years old today if he were still with us. Check out the “Gangster Party” video feat. Snoop Dogg after the jump

Monday, June 14, 2010

*New Music* Da U Boys (Remix) "Drop That Ass" - Juvenile

Here's yet another hot track that the masses are going to be pleased with. Da U Boys put their twist to Juvenile's "Drop That Ass" and its a banger. This will be on The Sweet Lyfe Blog's iTunes Playlist for a while. Keep up with Da U Boys on Twitter.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Air Jordan 1 2K

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Last year Jordan Brand released four special colorways of the Air Jordan 1 that paid tribute to the Eastern Conference Foes that MJ had faced time and again throughout his legendary career. The overwhelming demand for those special colors of the Air Jordan 1 inspired the creation of this one-of-a-kind AJ1 that brings together the vibrant colors of those four teams into a single bold shoe that is sure to stand out in a crowd. This limited release can now be found exclusively online at and at Niketown retail locations.
Photography: Hypebeast
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Blogging Vh1 Honors the Dirty South

8:05 Comedian Craig Robinson (The Office, Hot Tub Time Machine) has just undergone a thorough southern makeover, replete with grills and chains bigger than his head. Lil Jon gave him a new, long, damn near unpronounceable nickname.

8:16 The J Prince is on right now. "The South is the meat," says J Prince. I'd like to put that on a shirt.

8:20 The Game could have used a teleprompter for his performance.

8:21 Drake just gave a solid rendition of Pimp C's verse from "Get Throwed." Dude should go ahead and relocate to H-town. I'm sure housing is more affordable here than in Toronto.

8:27 Jonah Hill is here to honor Jermaine Dupri. JD's glasses are 11x bigger than his eyes.

8:29 We just learned that So So Def was so named because JD thought he was deffer than Def Jam.

8:31 Bow Wow just treated the crowd to a spirited rendition of Kriss Kross' "Jump." A sign that he was born 10 years too late.

8:33 JD followed that up with his hit "Welcome to Atlanta." Which makes no sense. You shouldn't be allowed to perform your own song in your own honor.

8:40 Romeo (pka Lil Romeo) just graced the stage to honor his dad (aka Mr. Make 'Em Say Uhhn) Master P.

8:42: Master P: "You can't trust a thief, but you can trust a hustler."

8:48 The Master P tribute performance was going well until Silkk the Shocker stepped on the stage. He still hasn't learned how to rap on beat.

8:50 Wait, Trina came all the way out here just to say, "That's cool"?

8:59 Bone Crusher just performed "Never Scared" as part of the Atlanta tribute. He looks like he ate the rest of the honorees.

9:09 Bun B is performing "Big Pimpin'" in honor of Super Producer Timbaland. When did they start calling him that?

9:14 Ooooh snap, it's that unmistakable intro to Missy's "Get Ur Freak On." A highlight in Timbo's enviable production catalog. Up next is "Work It," another Timbo smash. Has anyone seen Magoo lately? I'm guessing he's somewhere chewing a coffee table right now.

9:22 Slim Thug kicks off the Texas tribute with "Like A Boss." Strange. He's wearing a white tee and black jeans. Aside from the bling, you'd think he just woke up.

9:23 Paul Wall just performed "Sittin' Sidewayz." Followed by Chamillionaire with "Ridin'." Now that's more like it.

9:40 The Organized Noise tribute was on point until Asher Roth joined the lineup. His inclusion makes no sense unless they ran out of people.

9:52 Miami tribute is on. Trina. Flo Rida. Rick Ross. DJ Khaled is a wearing "Free Lil Wayne" t-shirt.

10:00 The show concludes with a montage of various artists describing what it means to be from the south. Nice.

And it's a wrap.

via: Henrys Blog

Self Explanitory

*Video* Young Jeezy – “Stop Playin Wit Me / My Camaro”

Sweet Tooth of the Month: June

Shawniece is a SINGLE 24 year old, mother of one daughter. She's a Sales Manager from New Orleans and this Gemini will be celebrating her 25th birthday on June 9th. She loves God, hip hop and her favorite rapper is Biggie. She enjoys recreational activities such as bowling, skating, reading, writing and going out to eat. This New Orleans native, graduated from UNO (University of New Orleans) with a B.S. in Business Adminstration. Shawniece loves going out with the girls to dance, so you'll see them painting New Orleans with their joyful spirits or even sometimes at the nearest beach. Be sure to check her out on Twitter as @Shawnieceqb.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

There's A Hole in the Bottom of the SEA

Nike 2010 Fall/Winter Air Max 90 Current Moire Red/White

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Working with yet another hybrid model this year, Nike’s now established Air Max 90 Current Moire mixes the Nike Air Max 90, Nike Free, and Nike Air Moire. This latest version is sporting a red/white colorway with a seamless upper design. Nike have also re-used the polka-dot esque design (as seen on the spring versions earlier this year). To complete, this edition has a white outsole, swoosh and accents throughout and will include Nike+ technology. Stay tuned for release info.

The Cool Kids – Tacklebox (Mixtape)

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In anticipation of their highly anticipated When Fish Ride Bicycles LP Chicago’s own drop their latest mixtape Tacklebox. As usual, the duo does not disappoint with their fishing-themed music that boasts slick rhymes and poignant beats. The bulk of the production was handled by the group’s Chuck Inglish while Ski Beatz and The The Productionix and also turned in some superb instrumentals. Also be on the lookout for a Hypetrak-interview with the duo real soon. For your audible pleasure.

The Cool Kids - Tacklebox (Mixtape) by Hypetrak