'Yo son, I had crazy visions' - Ghostface

Dec 25, 2009

New Video: Amerie Ft Fabolous - More Than Love

Amerie is looking nice, as usual

Dec 22, 2009

Debarge Documentary

I had no idea how deep and crazy their history is, this documentary bugged me out.

Link to a bunch of their songs








Here is the documentary from TV One
Documentary

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3


Part 4


Part 5


Part 6



Dec 19, 2009

The Goddess Sade returns on Feb 8th

Cant wait for this! The greatest singer ever IMO

www.sade.com

CLICK HERE TO PRE_ORDER


Dec 6, 2009

Tiger Woods SNL Skit

This is funny as hell

Nov 28, 2009

50 CENT = EPIC FAIL

LOL @ this

Oct 25, 2009

Komodo Dragons Hunt and Kill a Water Buffalo

This video is very ill. You might get mentally scarred watching this




How the movie was made

Sep 21, 2009

Sep 19, 2009

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys @ VMAs - Empire State of Mind

http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/435686/empire-state-of-mind-live.jhtml#id=1620606



This was incredible!

In New York,
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of,
There's nothing you can’t do,
Now you’re in New York,
These streets will make you feel brand new,
The lights will inspire you,
Lets hear it for New York, New York, New York

Sep 11, 2009

September 11

The beautiful Twin Towers, NYC will never be the same without them






The song is by Ali Vegas named If I, I was always struck by the verse, here is the whole song http://qdnetwork.net/mp3s/aliifi.mp3

I used http://www.onetruemedia.com/ which is really easy.

Jul 29, 2009

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Jul 26, 2009

Getting in the game of Home Ownership

These are some good tips from Claudia Jordan, Im gonna have to get on this

Getting in the game of Home Ownership!

Jul 15, 2009

Obama in Ghana (pictures)

Pictures from Obama's trip to Ghana

President Barack Obama Addresses Ghana's Parliament

President Barack Obama At The La General Hospital in Ghana

Barack Obama in Bilateral Breakfast in Ghana

Obama Leaving Ghana

Jul 14, 2009

Jay-Z vs the Game: Lessons for the American Primacy Debate

This in an article comparing Hip Hop battles to international relations. It's very well researched I have to say, you gotta lave the Stillmatic freestyle being talked about in a foreign policy magazine.

Jul 5, 2009

Defending Michael

This post is some links to defend Michael Jackson from some of the things that have been said about him

First is this GQ article explaining how MJ was framed by extortionists

This is how these people are living now

Look at Michael's face when he is asked questions abot molestation, does it look like a guilty person's face?






Here are some pics showing Michael's skin disease, which proves he did have a problem that was beyond his control


People shouldn't question Michael's blackness after watching this video of James Brown practically handing the crown to MJ and MJ acknowledging his roots


And he did a video showing Egyptians as Black something few people in Hollywood ever do

The only thing MJ is guilty of is of being a weirdo, that probably happened becuase of the way he grew up but
a lot of stuff said about him simply wasn't true or where exaggerated.


Jul 1, 2009

Man in the Mirror

I think this video represents everything that MJ should be remembered for. Just being the greatest entertainer we have ever seen, being a beautiful person and telling us to strive to be our best and to help others.




I'm Gonna Make A Change,
For Once In My Life
It's Gonna Feel Real Good,
Gonna Make A Difference
Gonna Make It Right . . .

As I, Turn Up The Collar On My
Favourite Winter Coat
This Wind Is Blowin' My Mind
I See The Kids In The Street,
With Not Enough To Eat
Who Am I, To Be Blind?
Pretending Not To See
Their Needs
A Summer's Disregard,
A Broken Bottle Top
And A One Man's Soul
They Follow Each Other On
The Wind Ya' Know
'Cause They Got Nowhere
To Go
That's Why I Want You To
Know

I'm Starting With The Man In
The Mirror
I'm Asking Him To Change
His Ways
And No Message Could Have
Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place
(If You Wanna Make The
World A Better Place)
Take A Look At Yourself, And
Then Make A Change
(Take A Look At Yourself, And
Then Make A Change)
(Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Na Na,
Na Nah)

I've Been A Victim Of A Selfish
Kind Of Love
It's Time That I Realize
That There Are Some With No
Home, Not A Nickel To Loan
Could It Be Really Me,
Pretending That They're Not
Alone?

A Willow Deeply Scarred,
Somebody's Broken Heart
And A Washed-Out Dream
(Washed-Out Dream)
They Follow The Pattern Of
The Wind, Ya' See
Cause They Got No Place
To Be
That's Why I'm Starting With
Me
(Starting With Me!)

I'm Starting With The Man In
The Mirror
(Ooh!)
I'm Asking Him To Change
His Ways
(Ooh!)
And No Message Could Have
Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place
(If You Wanna Make The
World A Better Place)
Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make A Change
(Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make A Change)

I'm Starting With The Man In
The Mirror
(Ooh!)
I'm Asking Him To Change His
Ways
(Change His Ways-Ooh!)
And No Message Could've
Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place
(If You Wanna Make The
World A Better Place)
Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make That . . .
(Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make That . . .)
Change!

I'm Starting With The Man In
The Mirror,
(Man In The Mirror-Oh
Yeah!)
I'm Asking Him To Change
His Ways
(Better Change!)
No Message Could Have
Been Any Clearer
(If You Wanna Make The
World A Better Place)
(Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make The Change)
(You Gotta Get It Right, While
You Got The Time)
('Cause When You Close Your
Heart)
You Can't Close Your . . .Your
Mind!
(Then You Close Your . . .
Mind!)
That Man, That Man, That
Man, That Man
With That Man In The Mirror
(Man In The Mirror, Oh Yeah!)
That Man, That Man, That Man
I'm Asking Him To Change
His Ways
(Better Change!)
You Know . . .That Man
No Message Could Have
Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place
(If You Wanna Make The
World A Better Place)
Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make A Change
(Take A Look At Yourself And
Then Make A Change)
Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! Hoo!
Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Na Na,
Na Nah
(Oh Yeah!)
Gonna Feel Real Good Now!
Yeah Yeah! Yeah Yeah!
Yeah Yeah!
Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Na Na,
Na Nah
(Ooooh . . .)
Oh No, No No . . .
I'm Gonna Make A Change
It's Gonna Feel Real Good!
Come On!
(Change . . .)
Just Lift Yourself
You Know
You've Got To Stop It.
Yourself!
(Yeah!-Make That Change!)
I've Got To Make That Change,
Today!
Hoo!
(Man In The Mirror)
You Got To
You Got To Not Let Yourself . . .
Brother . . .
Hoo!
(Yeah!-Make That Change!)
You Know-I've Got To Get
That Man, That Man . . .
(Man In The Mirror)
You've Got To
You've Got To Move! Come
On! Come On!
You Got To . . .
Stand Up! Stand Up!
Stand Up!
(Yeah-Make That Change)
Stand Up And Lift
Yourself, Now!
(Man In The Mirror)
Hoo! Hoo! Hoo!
Aaow!
(Yeah-Make That Change)
Gonna Make That Change . . .
Come On!
(Man In The Mirror)
You Know It!
You Know It!
You Know It!
You Know . . .
(Change . . .)
Make That Change.

Jun 28, 2009

William Fitzsimmons - If You Would Come Back Home"

This has to be one of the saddest songs ever made. Dude is going to make somebody kill themsleves LOL, but its a really good song.




Jun 26, 2009

Jun 25, 2009

RIP Michael Jackson

I can't believe Michael Jackson is gone


Thank you Michael for your music and for everything you did to make people happy and to make this world a better place. Nobody is perfect but you did the best you could. Rest in Peace.



Jun 24, 2009

Your Baby Beat

the actual song Your baby is ok but this Ryan Leslie beat is just ridiculous, here is the instrumental



Your Baby (Feat. Ryan Leslie & Keri Hilson) - Fabolous

Jun 21, 2009

Unkle - Heaven

Skateboard Video with some cool effects, you have to be patient though, it takes a couple of minutes

Jun 19, 2009

Murder: New York City, LA

Wow, this is a map of all the homocides in NYC since 2003, its not cool but its interesting, it lets you break down the data in all kinds of ways

http://projects.nytimes.com/crime/homicides/map

Edit:

This is the LA Murder Map


Jun 11, 2009

Funny Ish: CHARLES HAMILTON’S GREATEST FAILS: A RETROSPECTIVE

Complex is wrong for this, this guy isnt even out and nobody knows who he is except some
underground heads(until now), but this is funny as hell, peep the Rick Ross fail scale LMAO.

Project Natal



I wonder how good it works in real life, I find it hard to believe it works as smoothly as shown in the vid but its still very cool

Jun 9, 2009

New Amerie

Wow, Amerie is looking nice as hell in this new vid

Jun 3, 2009

Mobb Deep - Street Life (unreleased)

I found this old Mobb gem on youtube that makes me shed a tear for the grimey New York Hip Hop of the 90's, ahhh the 90's, there will never be an era like it.

Wutang + CNN + Nas + Mobb from 1990 to 2000 = Classic Hip Hop era



This was when P was still in his prime and Havoc had the crazy ass haunting and concrete infested beats, another group called ACD that never came out is on this song also.

But I think rappers spent the 2000's tryng to recreate the creativity and commercial success of this era and making up dance moves, thats why rap suks so much nowadays, I dont shed to many tears cuz rap has to move beyond this stuff.

May 28, 2009

Century of the Self Documentary

Just finished watching this and I think its really good. Its funny that the Nazis actually ran a campaign in a democracy AGAINST democracy and that they admired Roosevelt. What I like about this video is how it pin points where celebrity endorsements originated and where materialism in rap culture came from.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3LSyck0YTEhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3LSyck0YTE&



The Century Of The Self - Part 1 of 4


May 26, 2009

Kanye West VS Sade - Say You Will Cherish The Day




A mashup with 2 great artists. It would be very ill if Kanye produced some songs on a new Sade album, until then we have this.

May 25, 2009

New Denyce Lawton pic

A new pic from the hottest chick in the game Denyce Lawton http://myspace.com/denyce11

May 24, 2009

V remake

This looks good, i remember the original one from a looooooong time ago

May 3, 2009

Whitehouse 2.0

The White House is now all over the interwebs, their Flickr site is especially good

Source: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/09/05/01/WhiteHouse/

Apr 24, 2009

Kurious - Benneton ft MC Serch & MF DOOM

I don't think people even know who Kurious is anymore but looks like he's back after 50 years lol, this song came out good though.

New Kanye Video - Amazing


Amazing from kwest on Vimeo.

Apr 14, 2009

TRUE HIP-HOP STORIES: SPECIAL ED

D-Nice has good series of web videos interviewing different old school rappers http://www.d-nice.com/

The latest one is with Special Ed


True Hip-Hop Stories: Special Ed from D-Nice on Vimeo.

In this episode of True Hip-Hop Stories, Special Ed discusses the making of his hit recording I Got It Made. He also gives his thoughts on the Rick Ross & John Legend collaboration Magnificent, which was inspired by Ed's song I'm The Magnificent.


Video for "I Got It Made"

Brooklyn Stand Up! You gotta love the shots of Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park and the classic line "You burn me? Really?" LOL



Video for "I'm The Magnificent"

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Apr 11, 2009

Bear mauls woman - This story isnt funny but it is

Source: http://www.hiphopstan.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7734










A woman stunned onlookers by jumping into a polar bear enclosure at a zoo Friday, suffering serious injuries after one of the four bears inside attacked her.

Zookeepers at the Berlin Zoo fought off the attacking bear from outside the enclosure as they pulled the German woman, 32, to safety, Britain’s Daily Telegraph reported.

The woman, who jumped into a moat in the enclosure, suffered serious bites to her arms and legs. In December, a man who jumped into the same enclosure also survived after zookeepers baited the polar bears away with beef. It was not clear why the woman jumped into the area.

Apr 8, 2009

Apr 5, 2009

So Donald Rumsfeld Dies and ...

Donald Rumsfeld died and went to heaven. As he stood in front of St.Peter at the Pearly Gates, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him. He asked, "What are all those clocks?"

St. Peter answered, "Those are Lie-Clocks. Everyone on Earth has a Lie-Clock. Every time you lie the hands on your clock will move."

"Oh," said Rumsfeld, "whose clock is that?" "That's Mother Teresa's. The hands have never moved, indicating that she never told a lie." "Incredible," said Rumsfeld. "And whose clock is that one?" St. Peter responded, "That's Abraham Lincoln's clock. The hands have moved twice, telling us that Abe told only two lies in his entire life."

"Where's Bush's clock?" asked Rumsfeld.

"Bush's clock is in Jesus' office. He's using it as a ceiling fan."

Apr 4, 2009

Run DMC's King of Rock video

RUN DMC got inducted into the Rock and Roll of Fame


but its cool how one of their first videos is about them getting laughed at at the Hall of Fame and now they are actually in the Hall of Fame, crazy.



The Obamas in Europe Part II



Still Looking Good!





























France's first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, US first lady Michelle Obama and Joachim Sauer, husband of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, lead a group of leaders' spouses, after they visited Strasbourg Cathedral

2

Hayrunnisa Gul, wife of Turkey's President Abdullah Gul, France's first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and U.S. first lady Michelle Obama

3

US first lady Michelle Obama waves as she walks with Lilita Zatlere, wife of Latvian President Valdis Zatlers, after visiting Strasbourg Cathedral

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Source: democraticunderground.com

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Apr 1, 2009

The Obamas in Europe

The Obamas in Europe Looking Good and Representing!














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