11.28.2008

A Day In the Life: Ahhh Shoot mee.


So I slave work at a major video game retailer and that is where I am headed...right now...at 4am...to go sell Wii Fits to women that are not even that hot.

Yea. Life sucks.

Ha.

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11.27.2008

Review: 808's and Heartbreak


This is what everyone has been waiting for right? The most bias review of a album ever. I will not give a rating as usual, but I will review each song.

1. Say You Will - Not as good as an album entrance as I hoped, but it works none the less. Beat is subtle with all the beeps and clicks and drums. Kanye's Vocoder is different here...not as wavy and distorted as expected. It almost feel as if it is not there...I am excited. The song is a decent and segue's into my favorite song...

2. Welcome to Heartbreak - It is almost hard to distinguish who is Kid Cudi and Kanye. That was a joke. The chorus flows so well with the beat and the oooOOOoooOOO's. In this song Kanye talks about how fame has changed his life..shit it can change mine all it wants. Damn. Song is so hard. "Welcome to Heartbreak...."

3. Heartless - Ok. So I was hooked to this song for a few weeks. Being the proper Kanye Rider I am, I loved the video and played it at every "jam" I would go to. It was almost embarrassing...almost. The song itself is not perfect yet it just feels so seamless after "Heartbreak". At this point I am fully into 808's. Something that I knew would happen..but I did not know when. Every album has that. Illmatic's breaking point was definitely "New York State of Mind". That album was...

4. Amazing - I really do not like this song. Yea...I know people do not seem like this fact at all. I was in an argument with a retard who shall remain nameless about how good this song was supposed to be. Bah.

5. Love Lockdown - OK. This was the first single and the thing that really made me raise my eyebrow to 808's
if it was going to be the album to keep my support for him. This song has become middle of the road to me. Nextttt

6.Paronoid -
The beat comes in like its something out of Nightrider. This is another song that I am not too fond of. But we will worry about that later. The beat is pretty nice though. that I will admit. Kanye is rapping here... I know its something that is almost Taboo here...Mr Hudson...who is this guy? Whoever he is...this man can sing. Very well. Now that I think of it...the beat sounds like it is something out of the 80's.

7. RoboCop - So I remember Mike S and Corey M arguing with me about how I could possibly like this song when it leaked. Let me explain. The beat sounds like something out of a video game. The lyrics are just great. And comparing an overbearing women to RoboCop is ingenious. Kick rocks if you do not like my explanation.

8. Streetlights - Ironically..I was driving around at about 2 O'clock and this song came on. It felt so perfect. Really. As I shifted and heard the slight wine of the 2.0 turbo, I could not help but feel so warm with this song playing. "So I hopped in...the Cabin..I Paid my fare...I know my destination..but I'm just not there...In the streets..." Song is great people. Play this while driving someone home. You'll love it.

9. Bad News - Kanye's voice sounded a tad strained here. But that is not something we really need to pay attention to is it? Nope. The beat is nice. I like the subtle clap and the piano that kicks in halfway through this song. At this point it just goes into a little symphony. It moves slowly as the song progresses. The beat plays and really insinuates a real vibe in the listener.

10. See you in my Nightmares - So I hate Lil Wayne. Everyone here knows that. But as we all know, I judge music by the song...not the artist. And...well I like Wayne's part in this. I like the actual song a great deal too. So you will not see me complaining.

11.Coldest Winter - I remember when this song leaked. I was not as into it as I am now. I have come to the conclusion that sound effects are making this album. The reason this album is so good is strictly out of the fact that it is so listenable. It is just a greatly put together album. The scratch in this song with the drums and...damn. Just a good album. Great piece of work.

12.Pinocchio Story - This is taken from a live performance. Nice song...just long. But I found myself listening to the entire thing and I did not even notice it was playing...Its that type of album. Something you can just vibe too.

Do not sleep on this. Cop Immediately.

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Stumbled On: Music Video made with only 42$


Ridin' - Music Video from Taylor Engel on Vimeo.

As everyone here knows I am all about the Indie kid and the person trying something new. Well the above video is definately something new. It was created for 42$. It has no scantily clad women. It actually looks nice. It has even better camera action. And it was shot in one take. It has no stupid snippets of the video...nor no stupid previews...nor even even dumber name calling before the video. Jim Jones has not jacked it yet...No "kinda gay" pop champagne references...no one from Dipset at all

No curses are in the song.

The song itself is actually pretty nice considering that, as far as I know, was not done by a notable artist. So, Cella and Drea...watch this video.

I am still baffled at the fact that it took only ONE take to do this video. That is something epic right there.

Here are the credits for the video...they are from the University of South Carolina


“This is a one take, no cuts music video made with a budget of $42 by a group of students at the University of South Carlina.
Directed/(not)Edited By
Taylor Engel”

Concept By
Taylor and Blake Engel

Produced By
Dale Fagan

Cinematography
Jonathan Bouknight
Josh Bishop

Steadicam / Camera Operator
Josh Bishop

Production Deigner
Christine Stahr

Line Producer
Dale Fagan

First Assistant Director
Andrew Stepp

Second Assistant Director
Daniel McCarter

Coreographer
Christine Stahr

Costumer / Make-Up
Christine Stahr

Video Assist / P2 Workflow / Assistant Editor
Andrew Stepp

Grips
Andrew Barton
Dale Fagan
Daniel McCarter
Christine Stahr
Andrew Stepp

Production Assistants
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Jerell Lewis
Adrian Westandorph

Caterer
Jan Stahr

Technical Consultant
Frost Wilkinson

Dancers
Desiree Murphy
Jessica Todd
Hillary Zondlak

Talent
Young Righchus
Max Berry
Ethan Engel
Lashaunda Grant
Tiffany Greer
Carl Rivers Jr.
Nicole Lee
Jerell Lewis
Caitlin McNamara
Britney Orr
Jermaine Pickney
Christine Stahr
Alli Smith

Location provided by
Joe Jacobson
The Warehouse

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New Music: Cory Gunz Feat T-Pain - "Gamble on Me"


Damnit Cory. I knew you had to do it. As Drea said...you have to make your money...and Cella just likes club songs regardless. O well. I am not happy about this. I do not want to say this. But...


But I actually like this club song. No, not because I am a mindless Cory Gunz supporter it is an actually decent club song.



I hurt when I say that. I hurt deep down inside. But the song is a very good song. Cory's flow is on point and the vocoder on T-Pain's voice is actually damn nice...depressing? Yes but at this point it works so well. I really need to showerchange though. Jeez.

As we speak I am listening to Heartbreak...*as we speak I am the last man alive in Gears of War waiting for the camping idiot.* *just merked the entire team. Go Me!!*

Ok

Ok enough Italics. DOWNLOAD HERE

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New Music: Jamie Foxx Feat T.I -"Just Like Me"



So I was over on Jessica's page and I saw this new video from Mr Foxx and T.I. The video itself is actually damn funny. Funnier than I thought it would be. I mean some parts were corny as is expected but as long as Jessica got a kick outta it...then that is what matters. Right?


Ha.

Few things about this video though...

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New Music: Nas - "Something Foul"


Wait...who said that Nas was able to come out with new songs? O well. Song is hard. The flow is ridiculous. Actually really funny. I remember before someone saying that Nasty Nas needs to come back...I guess this is an example of the new Nasty Nas. The beat itself has been used numerous times as a sample for other songs but Nas kills it regardless. Bah.

Damn I Just woke up.

Is that not insane?

DOWNLOAD IT HERE.


"Got so much love I shot Cupid in the Heart"

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11.26.2008

New Music: Jean Grae - Birthday Freestlye.


While we are on the Female Rapper tip...might as well post this song from Jean Grae. Glancing Staring at her picture she is...like...really attractive. The first time I heard of her was on Masta Ace's "Soda & Soap" which I still bump to this day. Remember to support real rap people.

At least my opinion matters more than anyone. I took a break from listening to Intervention to listen to this just because of how she looks. Ha.

Moving on, the song itself is sort of just a freestyle where she talks about 2009 sucking for people blah blah blah etccc. I liked the freestyle though.

DOWNLOAD IT HERE

Wait...she has been doing it for 15 years? Damn.

Jacked this from Nah Right? Yea I did

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Stumbled On: Kanye West Performs "Heartless" on Conan O'brien




I did not watch the video. Why lie to you and write some fake review? I am halfway through Intervention as we speak though and Donny's tape is up next. Gotta drive to the bar tonight though. I am going to be knee deep in Spanish chicks But you don't hear me though...

Something funny though. I went to an Alumni wrestling practice where I so touched other men and my boy Andrew B. asks me...why do you like Kanye so much?

I could not come up with a straight answer. Depressing eh?

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New Music: King Magnetic & Ciph Barker





Mr Diamond sent me this tape in a pretty excited email. I do not want to post it and EMBARRASS HIS ASS but I will post the song. Ha. Moving on, I currently cannot review this song because I am busy listening to Intervention and I gotta review Donny's Tape too. No time for this right NOW. herreee we go!

"THE PURSUIT" - KING MAGNETIC & CIPH BARKER (prod. by Armyfatique)



Armyfatique, the Dutch production duo consisting of Lostsun & DJ Krylon get set to unveil their
debut compilation album titled The Initiation on January 8th digitally through Coalmine Records.
The Initiation includes 16 tracks all produced by Armyfatique and includes features from C-Rayz
Walz, Vordul Mega, Q-Unique, Mr. Metaphor, Trife da God, Maylay Sparks, Bekay and more!!
Click here to download the first leak "The Pursuit" feat. King Magnetic & Ciph Barker.

ZSHARE LINK: "The Pursuit" Armyfatique feat. King Magnetic & Ciph Barker

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New Music: Kid Sister Feat Esso - Get Fresh Remix


My mother is yelling at me for something...something about pulling up my pants. I am trying to be fresh....wait...that is what the song means. Ha. I will be real, as I eat this bowl of Cocoa Pebbles, I have not listened to Kid Sister...ever. And I will go on to say that I do not like her. But, I will admit that she is different than the cliche Hip Hop female rapper that must demean herself to actually be accepted. No Dicksucking for her.

Esso's verse on the other hand is crazy. The beat meshes completely with him and his music. Now that I think about it, Esso deserves more attention. I will put that on this domain. Esso deserves as much attention as rappers like Asher Roth or others. Especially with this verse here. Esso is a beast. Pay attention.

Download It HERE.

I SO stole this from Jessica.

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11.25.2008

New Music: Donny Goines- Minute After Midnight Tracklisting & Album Cover



Minute After Midnight
Executive Produced by Dame Grease

1) Intro Prod. by Dub Z
2) The Triumph Prod. by M Phazes
3) Ghetto U.S.A Prod. by Beatnik & K Salaam Ft. Tess
4) What I Am Prod. By Apple Juice Kid
5) What Happened Prod. By Dub Z
6) Ricky's Story Prod. By Statik Selektah
7) I am Moving Prod. by Dame Grease
8) MLK Prod. By Dame Grease Ft. Tess
9) Can't Fit in My Shoes Prod. By DJ Snips
10) Can you Hear Me Prod. By Dub Z Ft. Tess
11) The Look Prod. By Dame Grease
12) As the World Turns Prod. by Dub Z
13) Heaven is With You Prod. by DJ Static


Being an active listener of Donny Goines, I am extremely excited to talk about this album. Head produced by Dame Grease and featuring production from Statik Selektah, Apple Juice Kid, Dub Z amongst others...Donny is serious here.

The album is being released through Amalgam Digital. Taking a quick glance at the comments on 2DopeBoyz on the same subject...it seems as if they are saying that Amalgam is the new Koch.

crap...just looked up at Sportscenter and saw that the Knicks are getting manhandled. W.T.F

Anyway, moving on. Being invited to the listening party for this album is pretty exciting for me. Meeting all of those people from Amalgam Digital...

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Throwback: Dr Dre - "The Day The Niggaz Took Over"



This is today's throwback for a few reason. I decided to do my paper on the LA Riots and how we black people do not know how to act Rodney King started madness. Also, this song is stuck in my damn head.

"Niggas wonda whyyy that living in the city is doo or diee"

Not only that, fire rhymes from everyone involved with the song. Some girl is presenting a magazine right now and I have to take notes. No time to actually write. damn this class
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Stumbled On: How to Create your own ringtones from Itunes



Hmm....for all you retards who are dumb enough to use Itunes ITunes users.

Nothing more to say here. Move along. Someone once asked me why I use a Zune instead of an Ipod. I like individuality. I like to be different..I like to not be hampered with replacing the damn thing a month after the warranty is up. I am so serious here! I dislike that with a passion. And I cannot stand to even walk into an Apple Store with out looking for the nearest suicide booth.

Snagged this from Hip Hop ETC

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New Music: Charles Hamilton Mixtape - "Intervention"




  • I am in class so do not bother for a review.
  • I already drooled over Charles Hamilton's song before...damn that was good.
  • My Zune broke and is stuck on hold...so I am musicless all day. Something that I have to get used to. *tear*
  • Marcella just brought me the Word War Z book. Excited? Yes I am.
  • Err..download the tape I guess? What more can you ask from me.
  • Where did I get it? Nah Right.
  • DOWNLOAD HERE. Review will be up tomorrow. Getting loose tonight.

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New Music: Kanye West Feat Common - Punch Drunk Love


Ok I will be completely real and apologize for a lack of a review for this song. I have class in 8 minutes across the campus and this Charles Hamilton is still playing in my head. I will review it later...but for now check the song my boy Mike dropped yesterday. He was sent the song...hmm...JacquesMorel.com...Hip Hop Etc.com...Looseneck.com...CharlesHamilton.com...

Look out for it.

Download the song here.
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New Music: Charles Hamilton - "Verbal Vicodin"






Is that "Message in a Bottle" I hear? Wow what a sample.

Charles is seriously a force. Although I understand what people are saying with him being corny and I even say the same thing sometimes, the dudes sound is just amazing. This beat is amazing. A few things...

  • Charles Hamilton may be the future...of this blog site. Yes, the dude that gets over 10k plays a day on his MySpace...loves me.
  • The Chorus makes sense to the songs name. "Just chillen, I swear I'm just chillen"
  • His flow can only be equated to water on this. Although his breath control needs some work...it works...kinda.
  • "I Got no rhytm but I am gifted with music...so I ain't going no where I'm never movin"
  • The song is so good. I am sitting in my computer lab rocking out to this.
  • DOWNLOAD IT HERE. Or stream it for the people that are viewing this in class as we speak.

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Kanye West Releases at #1

Just so everyone knows...I already bought my copy. There are many reasons as to why Kanye West should be #1. I do not want to go through the list because I have class...but Kanye West deserves this.

Do not come in here and say that he is not even rapping, or that he is using to much vocoder which I despise with all my heart. Move on from that. Kanye West is a force to be reckoned with. And yes, I will admit that I am Fox News when it comes to Kanye and as biased as a feminist who obviously do not shave their pits but still.

Excited? yes I am. Shoot, I am going to buy 4 copies. Yea. I will buy 4 copies of this album THEN post in on here.

808'S & HEARTBREAK RELEASED TODAY!!!

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11.24.2008

New Music: Dub MD Presents Hip Hop Renatus


Dub MD went ahead and sent me this tape. Although I have not listened to it yet because I am now formulating an elaborate scheme doing homework, the lineup looks amazing. My boy Emilio is on there, Skyzoo, Sic Osyrus, Donny Goines, etc etc etc.

Moving on past that. The tape looks dope, the is very dingy but who is actually paying attention to that huh?

01.) The Genesis (Intro By DJ Unexpected)
02.) 6th Sense - Hip Hop Renatus (Produced By Erick Sermon)
03.) Mr. Live feat. Earl Blaize - The Bitch That You Are (Produced By Oddisee)
04.) Sic Osyrus & Donny Goines - Why Lord? (Middle Fingers Up) (Produced By Khrysis)
05.) Karniege - The Kush (Produced By Jake One)
06.) Skyzoo - Bang This (Produced By The Alchemist)
07.) Dominique Larue - Role Play (Produced By 9th Wonder)
08.) Emilio Rojas - E To The M-I-L-I-O (Produced By J Dilla)
09.) Access Immortal - Stay Strapped (Produced By DJ Premier)
10.) Melodiq feat. Nikal Fieldz - Bottom Of The 9th (Produced By 4th Disciple)
11.) Diablo Archer feat. Myk Dyaleks (of BrokN.English) - We The New Era (Produced By Domingo)
12.)
Sha Stimuli - Today We Living (Produced By Nottz)
13.) Fred Knuxx - Air 'Em Out (Produced By Hi-Tek)
14.) Laelo Hood - Extra, Extra! (Produced By DJ Khalil)
15.) Supastition - Sound Of Reform School (Produced By Black Milk)
16.) Black ELement - Feel The Hunger (Produced By DJ Scratch)
17.) Droppin' A Message (Interlude)
18.) Zero Star - On My Backpack Shit (Produced By Large Professor)
19.) Little Vic - Let The Dollar Circulate (Produced By Ayatollah)
20.) Cymarshall Law - This Is The End (Produced By Salaam Remi)
21.) Donnan Linkz - Buzz Kill (Produced By Oh No)
22.) Cy Yung aka Cyrano - OK Corral (Produced By Madlib)
23.) Tislam The Great - Once Again (Produced By Questlove)
24.) Faro - Love Me Or Hate Me (Produced By Scram Jones)
25.) Arsun F!st - I'm In Here (Produced By Marco Polo)
26.) Sense-I - Sense-I's The Name (Produced By Nicolay)
27.) Wordsmith feat. Kontact & Black Knight - Signing Day (Produced By Pete Rock)
28.) Journalist 103 - Til' The Trumpets Blow (Produced By Illmind)
29.) Clap Cognac feat. Jedi Knight - Chosen Ones (Produced By Havoc)
30.) City Scholar - The Rebirth (Produced By Evidence)
31.) Detroit Red - Hip Hop Redefined (Produced By Buckwild)
32.) D.V. Alias Khryst feat. Retsam Da Prince - It's Da Govarmynt (Produced By Marley Marl)
33.) Nametag - Champagne Bottle Flow (Produced By Ski Beatz)
34.) Panama
aka Da Spanish Kid - Born Ready (Produced By RZA)

35.) Hi-Coup feat. Spectacula - My Father Told Me (Produced By M-Phazes)
36.) Preach Jacobs feat. N'telligence - Mic Check (Produced By Rockwilder)
37.) The Exodus (Outro By DJ Unexpected)

DOWNLOAD THE TAPE HERE
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New Music:Evidence, Blu, Talib Kweli, Kid Cudi - Therapy


Evidence is up first.

  • I do not really like his flow to be honest. To fragmented and I could not really vibe to it. I felt like it fell off at points then picked up with it
  • Sometimes he was trying to keep up with the beat..but the beat kept on running away from him. I dislike that.
  • And one line would be spread over 4 or 5 bars.
  • Kid Cudi has a nice chorus regardless. Some interesting stuff coming from there.
  • Blu is so sick. *googles*.
  • His verse is the nicest on the song. Sorry Kweli. Blu's flow is not as nice as Cory Gunz' but even though it is just fantastic regardless.
  • Kweli's verse is damn good. It grows on me as I listen to it as I type.
  • "Lyrical masterbation I am not saying a facist statement"
  • Some clever stuff in that right there
  • Download it HERE
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Throwback: Ludacris - "2 Fast 2 Furious"


  • Since I JUST finished watching Fast and Furious...Today's Throwback is "2 Fast 2 Furious"
  • I loved this song. Why lie? The cars were amazing.
  • Remember when Fast and Furious made everyone want to race and buy some shittyJapanese car?
  • With a turbo?
  • And a Front Mounted Intercooler?
  • With some racing decals?
  • And a giant spoiler?
  • Yea. Now I deteriorated to the clean slammed Volkswagens.
  • O yea. The song was great too. Btw.
  • Teriyaki Boys and their sick Tokyo Drift song too.

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Its The Real: Gym Class Superheroes


Gym Class Superheroes from jeff on Vimeo.


Something good to start the morning. Let us embark on this journey

  • I see they are getting more recognition than their other videos. Travis McCoy is in this video.
  • Travis McCoy seems like a really cool guy. Just like me.
  • I love Amanda Diva....seriously. I am actually a little disapointed that I missed her show last week. Trust me...I am going to ensnare her in my blogging genius.
  • As we speak I am playing Gears with my friend...he loves the video.
  • If you notice, they have a distinct way at getting their message out. I love it. It makes it funny for the people who do not realize Hip Hop is dead and downright hilarious for the people that do.

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Stumbled On: Ludacris and T-Pain on SNL



  • This video is hilarious
  • I will purchase an album from Blizzard man. Over T-Pain anyway
  • Want to know how Luda is coming out with an album soon? His ass is everywhere.
  • At first, to be honest, it was not that funny. Takes a lot of getting warm too. But, as the debacle takes place...it gets 10x better.
  • I just realized that Keenan completely revived his career with this SNL bid. Props to him.
  • T-Pain looks like a black circle with a yellow dot in the middle.
  • Like a confused Hindu or something.
  • The video is funny as hell...my opinion is that you watch it.Believe Dattt



    Thanks. Goooodnight
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Stumbled On: AMA Kanye West Performance



  • Kanye West is the best performer of our generation. Hands down.
  • My mother called me in when he was performing (I don't watch award shows besides the Emmys and the Academy Awards) saying that this is where I get my style from,
  • I replied to her, "If I was rich...He'd be getting his style from me. Holla at me".
  • Sick glasses. I like this whole "futuristic" stuff he has been getting with. I can rock with it.
  • What jacket is he wearing? "Pastelle"?
  • "They don't know about me and you"
  • Now that I think about it...he is better in person. Carry on.
  • I found this by chance on YouTube. Holla at me.
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New Music:Lil Wayne Feat Game - "Red Magic"


I am posting it because it is two o'clock and I am the only one to leak it at first. A few things on this track...

*Edit* I take that back...it was already posted. Ugh. O well. Forgive me Cella and Drea!

  • The beat is repetitive. Actually borderline annoying. Ugh
  • Wayne's verse has further deteriorated into the smokey mess that it was.
  • I remember a thread on Boxden saying...yea Wayne is a Blood...but what set does he claim?
  • Wayne's verse is just his normal rambling mixed with some kind of clever lines.
  • I like Game's verse
  • "Who ya favorite rapper me and Weezy will erase them"
  • That line was not that hot, but I needed a stand out line to post any way.
  • At the end of the song...where the fuck did that chick come from?
  • Is it part of the sample? I am bugging out right now.
  • Download the song HERE.
    Props to MIKE.

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Stumbled On: DJ Semtex Interview With Kid Cudi and Affiliates


SEMTEX TV - G.O.O.D. MUSIC BACKSTAGE [FEAT KID CUDI, MR HUDSON, CONSEQUENCE] from DJ SEMTEX on Vimeo.

A few things about this video...I am watching it in between playing Gears of War...(GT = THE DARRKNESS)

  • What is with that freestyle he does at first? I actually have no idea what he was saying here.
  • The second live performance part of the video was from my boy Consequence, who I have talked with on many occaisons. I go to the same barbershop with the dude. Currently I need another email from him..but I am working on that.
  • Talks about his come up and how Kanye discovered him. I like that Kanye is doing stuff like that. 808's will be out soon. So excited.
  • Cons talks about how Q-Tip will be working with Kanye. Really? FuckYea.
  • Cudi has an album coming out called Man on the Moon. Am I excited for it? Nope. Not at all. But I know Jessica is.
  • Then Cudi is about to smash some girls from Glasglow. Must be a great life.
Snatched from Nah Right
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