"The key to being desired is to disappear."

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

54th Annual Grammys | Adele...

Adele - Chasing Pavements (2008)
"I build myself up and fly around in circles, waiting, as my heart drops and my back begins to tingle. Finally, could this be it or should I give up or should I just keep chasing pavements even if it leads no where? Would it be a waste even if I knew my place. Should I leave it there?"

But, she's been fly.

Record of the Year:
Rolling in the Deep, Adele; Holocene, Bon Ivar; Grenade, Bruno Mars; The Cave, Mumford and Sons; Firework, Katy Perry

I Hear That | Gwyneth Paltrow Compares Herself To A Black Woman

Gwyneth Paltrow talks to (the incredible) Steve Stoute about working with Cee-Lo, her "kitchen" and her "blowout", Beyonce and Rihanna covering Vogue, and her daughter's perception of our black presedint.

Gwyneth is Forrest Gump's girlfriend, Jenny, in the scene of the movie with the Black Panthers.

Well, alright alright.

You Forced It | NY Mag - Rihanna & Drake

NonStop Pop Machines : Rihanna keeps making music so you’ll not stop thinking about her; Drake, because he can’t stop thinking about himself.

Drake’s critics might call his approach overemotional, sad-sack, or wimpy, but his version of masculinity is simple, and can be observed anywhere young men are hitting on people: First you act grave and sensitive; then you convey how weighty and fraught with complexity your life is; then you chin up and demonstrate how stoic and manly you are about it.

Wait. What? I guess. A little forced.
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On The Set | Drake - The Motto

via ovo

Come Winter | I Might Wear Black For A Year Straight.

Drake - Come Winter (2006)

Now Playing | "But not enough to divide the pie."

Erykah Badu - Next Lifetime (1997)
"You need to know, I got somebody. But you're beautiful. But still it ain't that type of party. Now, what am I supposed to do when I want you in my world? How can I want you for myself, when I'm already someone's girl? I guess I'll see you next lifetime--I'm gon' look for you--next time I'ma make you mine."

Now Playing | Miguel - Girls Like You

"I just want to drink."

Video: Common Loves Nas

Common raps a verse from Nas' "Life's a Bitch".(Verses).

Common loves Nas. I respect it.

"The God Nas.." --Common

via nahright

"CLASSIC." (For Dubbsy)

PBS Coverage: The Roots' New Album - Undun

The Legendary Roots is dropping their first concept album entitled "Undun" next Tuesday. It sounds beautiful and very needed. The Roots' gives a better live performance than ANY pop artist can deliver. Make sure you listen to the album.

Listen to the album here...

The Roots have been together for 25 years. How has the band evolved since 1987?

Well, the Roots in terms of Black Thought [Tariq Trotter] being Mick Jagger and me being Keith Richards minus the narcotics, yeah! Tariq and I met and started a group, the Square Roots, in '87. The Roots and the concept that you know it as today really came to life in 1992.

It's kind of funny because you learn something every day. I'll say that one of the strangest lessons as far as our maturity is concerned [was] making the "undun" record, because it's narrative specific and requires very strict concentration. I just knew for a fact that this album was going to be almost impossible. The reason why we haven't done anything of this level [before] is because I just knew it's easier said than done. You have to think it out almost like a screenplay. You've got to write an outline and then you've got to figure out how to divide the storyline from A to Z. One of the most amazing things is that every verse in this record has taken at least eight to 10 rewrites. Tariq was ready to kill somebody after the fifth rewrite of a particular verse! Now imagine having to rewrite something three times for a full song. And we are just talking about one verse. Every verse on this record has at least 10 to 15 rewrites, so that takes a major amount of concentration.
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Full First Episode: T.I. & Tiny: A Family Hustle

Good dude. Read Power and Beauty if you haven't already.

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Bangin Shoe Game | "I am your woman, I belong to you..."

Beyonce - Be With You (2003)

"I'd rather be with you, 'cause you hustle hard to take care of me."

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

New Music | Mary J. Blige ft. Beyonce - Love A Woman

Mary J. Blige ft. Beyonce - Love A Woman (2011)

"A woman needs you to make love to her. She needs more than sex. A real woman needs a real man who don’t talk about it, be about it. Put that work in. Still shows his woman real romance.”

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Oh. Oh, Aight | Amber Rose's Smirnoff Commercial

I hear that.

Drake on The Angie Show 11/16/11

Drake visited Hot 97 in lieu of the release of his second album "Take Care".

"I should have come in, in like head to toe chinchilla jumper and just been like this is where I'm at in my life. The album's out and I strictly wear fur jumpsuits, now. I don't know what you want."

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Frank Ocean | GQ Magazine Rookie of the Year

Frank Ocean is featured in the December issue of GQ magazine. What? Yes.

A tornado flew around my room before you came.

"My Baby's Famous and I knew It..."

"...and it wasn't nothing to it."
via OVO

"I thought that we were on the same side of the battle..."

Frank Ocean - Dying For Your Love (2011)

"Do you remember that October night? That swinging knife? I almost lost my life. Called myself being a hero. Trying to guard your heart, no matter how hard I fought, it was over before it started. I thought that we were on the same side of the battle. I'm on the front line of disaster, now. I'll make sense of, we're not together, I guess where we're at doesn't matter.

You have me dying every night, just because. You have me fighting every night to prove my love. We never get enough. I'm fighting in the club. I'm dying for your love. I don't know what you want. You got me fighting every night to prove my love.

All I ever did was, just try to play my part--tell me that I'm wrong."

GQ Magazine December 2011 | Jay-Z

Jay's GQ's man of the year. Respect it.

"You hear that silence right there?" he finally says, laughing. "That's art workin'."
via GQ

Music Video | Common - Sweet

Common - Sweet (2011)

Common's new album, "The Dreamer, The Believer" is set to release December 20, 2011.

Ciroc Commercial | Diddy Jumps Over A Bull

A damn fool. And by fool, I mean, straight hilarious.

Respect that Coconut Ciroc, though.

Movie Trailer | Safe House

Safe House | Denzel Washington
Set to Release February 2012

No Church In The Wild.

Music Video | Wale ft. Miguel - Lotus Flower Bomb

Wale ft. Miguel - Lotus Flower Bomb (2011)

Respect his half up, half down dreads.

Frank Ocean Debut's New Song | "Disillusioned"

Frankie Baby performed a new song called "Disillusioned" off of his upcoming album in London. He's perfect.

"You should make your mind up..."

Drake | Complex Magazine December/January

Miles Davis themed magazine cover. Respect is questionable. Well, alright alright.

Drake talks about the media...

["They nitpick at everything,” he says, shaking his head. “I can’t do anything. All they want me to do is dress so they can make fun of me. Otherwise, it’s hard for them. I don’t give people many reasons to dislike me. They have to find sh*t. They’re like, ‘Aw man, sweaters! He wears sweaters too much.’ Like, what?"]

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Now Playing | Lil' Wayne ft. Jadakiss, Drake - It's Good

Lil' Wayne ft. Jadakiss, Drake - It's Good (2011)
"I'm as real as they come. I follow the rules. I'm still in the hood but I probably should move. Made enough money. I don't f-- around. I just felt they needed me, so I stuck around--
--so in other words, n--, do your thing."

For Old Times Sake | Drake's 'Take Care' Leaks

"I am not sure if the album leaked. But if it did thank god it doesn't happen a month early anymore. Listen, enjoy it, buy it if you like it...and take care until next time."

Ol' Boy's album leaked. Suprise. Some things never change. The album sounds predictable but I'm sure a couple of runs over, it'll become disgustingly impossible to turn off. Who can blame him? That's the formula to having multiple songs at the top of multiple charts and unreasonable amounts of radio play.

Still ride with Jimmy through whatever, though. Shout out to 'Room For Improvement'.

Drake - We'll Be Fine (2011)
"Never thoughts of suicide. I'm too alive. But I still treat it like it's do or die. Even though dying isn't in the plans. But neither was making it, and here I am.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Now Playing | Mary J. Blige ft. Drake - Mr. Wrong

Mary J. Blige ft. Drake - Mr. Wrong (2011)
“She loves it. But she stares at me like. 'Who does this?’ We hold hands while I pray that she’s not the type to hold grudges.” --Drake

Tragedy | Rihanna's Alcoholism

Rihanna has cancelled two performances in Sweden and ended up in the hospital earlier in the week due to the flu. Last night, the reason behind the cancellation was extreme fatigue but Rihanna's doctors are more concerned with her lifestyle choices. Doctors worry that excesive drinking, partying, exhausting performances, and extended studio hours may give Rihanna much more than the flu.

An insider from Rhi's camp said in reference to last night,"She was so ill. She could barely stand up. She was pushing herself to do the show, but she couldn't do it in the end. At the Globe Rihanna was close to passing out. It got serious. She couldn't even get up to leave. So she slept in her dressing room until about half an hour after midnight and then they helped her out to the car and back to her hotel."

via mtv

New Music | Jhene Aiko ft. Casey Veggies - In Love We Trust

Jhene Aiko ft. Casey Veggies - In Love We Trust (2011)
"But her story gets colder. Hold up. All the men that's she's ever encountered have proved to be cowards. Misused her, and abused, and bruised her with power. Now, her doubts getting louder."
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