I love Throwback Thursday. Mostly because I love to reminisce and share pictures of when I used to be fat. Which was basically like 5 years ago. Hooray at no longer being chubby Eric. But perhaps the biggest reason why I enjoy Throwback Thursday, or #tbt as the kids call it, is because it gives me an excuse to share and talk about the music from years gone by. [Read more…]
My co-worker…and co-friend Mark Campos asked me to make him a Hip-Hop 101 list. Mark, besides being incredibly smart, went to art school. So he likes bands that probably don’t exist yet. Making this list could be difficult. On one hand, I’m ecstatic that Mark thinks I’m a cuddly, more personable version of Pandora. But on the other hand, what if I crack under pressure and can’t make him a good playlist? I’ll never be accepted by the art community! [Read more…]
With my impending move to New York, I’m getting closer and closer to finally meeting the big Homie, Jay Z. But until then, I’ll have to settle for catching him at the SAP Center in San Jose tomorrow night with some fellow dsk alums. To hold me over until tomorrow night, I’ve gone ahead and listed some Jay-Z tracks that you have missed throughout the years…
Check them out. [Read more…]
I’m incredibly sad to be missing the San Jose leg of the YEEZUS Tour today. Like any disciple of the YEEZUS Doctrine (tenets include, Love Thyself as Much as Yeezus Loves Himself) I got my tickets the day they went on sale. But sometimes, more urgent and important engagements come up. While I cannot complain, because I’m excited to be heading to Mexico for an important event, I’m nonetheless saddened to miss Kanye.
So I thought I’d share my favorite collabs to atleast keep myself in the Kanye hoopla of this week. Let me know what you think! [Read more…]
After several listens, I must say that “Yeezus” will do more for Kanye West than “MCHG” will do for Jay-Z. [Read more…]
At halftime of Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Jay-Z debuted a commercial for his new project, “Magna Carta Holy Grail” [Read more…]
There is no such thing as luck. [Read more…]
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I though we’d take a look at some of the best hip-hop tracks relating to their momma’s. [Read more…]
New releases from Jay-Z, J. Cole and the “Next Kanye West”. [Read more…]
The hip hop community is slated to hear some monstrous albums in the upcoming months. After a brief hiatus, the Lonely Stoner Kid CuDi returns with an April release of Indicud. Also in April we will hear Talib Kweli’s latest offering, Prisoner of Conscious. Over at Roc Nation, J. Cole is looking to surpass the success of his 2011 debut with Born Sinner later this year.
As the summer rolls on, rumors of albums by Kanye West and Jay-Z are sure to keep surfacing. Hip Hop DX reported that a possible title for Yeezy’s new album is I am God. Seems legit.
Despite the packed schedule of veteran releases, the album I’m most excited to hear… [Read more…]