Sunday, July 27, 2008

Video: In Love With Another Man (Live) - Jazmine Sullivan

“In Love With Another Man” is the song that had J. Records executives on their feet when Jazmine performed it live for them, and apparently, it sealed the deal for the 21-year-old songstress. In the video she performs the track live for the staff at Seventeen magazine.

In Love With Another Man - Jazmine Sullivan

Video: With You - Rapper Big Pooh

Produced by 9th Wonder. First single off Rapper's Delight.

Jazmine Sullivan

Back in 2006, when I first started this blog I heard about a female vocalist by the name of Jazmine Sullivan, who sang a version of a song called "Resentment" that many believed to be better than a version sung by Beyonce. I completely forgot about that girl until I was listening to the radio in DC recently and heard her new single "Need U Bad" which sounds strikingly like something the great Lauryn Hill would have produced.

Need U Bad - Jazmine Sullivan feat. Missy Elliott

Now I never saw the comparisons between Miss Hill and Amy Winehouse, but Sullivan sounds so much like Lauryn its scary. After finding Jazmine Sullivan was behind the music on the radio I found "Lions, Tigers and Bears" which is a soul wrenching track from the now 21-year-old, and will be featured on her first album Fearless to be released soon. This track too is reminiscent of the great sound that Lauryn Hill failed to reproduce later in her career, but luckily there's Jazmine to keep the music moving.

Lions, Tigers and Bears - Jazmine Sullivan

Video: Ryan Leslie makes "Addiction"

I used to laugh at this guy with all of his YouTube and MySpace self promoted hype but honestly when I started to learn his story I became a fan. Attended Harvard at 14 and graduated at 19, writing and producing his own music as well playing most of the instruments in his production. When I saw him pick up a trumpet and play some notes for the production of "Gibberish," I was sold. I'd bet that this production did not go down with Ryan Leslie in a blazer and shades all night, but this dude is talented... and that may be an understatement.

Addiction - Ryan Leslie feat. Cassie
Addiction (Remix) - Ryan Leslie feat. Cassie & Fabolous

Sweet Lord - Murs & 9th Wonder

Yes yes y'all... I never really listened to MURS until this summer when I went back and started checkin out his work with 9th Wonder like Murs 3:16 and Murray's Revenge. Literally it's some of the best work that 9th has done and their styles compliment one another somethin crazy. Check out their newest mixtape below.

Sweet Lord - MURS & 9th Wonder
01. The Intro
02. Are you ready?
03. Nina Ross
04. Free
05. And I Love It
06. Pusshhhhhh
07. It’s For Real
08. Marry Me
09. Love the Way
10. Murs Inatra


Video: Wax Poetics Magazine

If you ain't hip to Wax Poetics (one of the dopest music mags) here's your intro and a lil behind the scenes.

Super Tecmo Bowl - Curren$y

I've been bumpin this with the windows down since it dropped. This man's grind is reminiscent of Weezy in the summer of 2005. Keep it comin. (pause)


FS Jets... where haven't we been yet?

Monday, July 21, 2008

DJ K Swift 1980-2008

- DiBiase

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Getting My Grown Man On - Talib Kweli feat. Little Brother

Please excuse my absence from the blog scene as of recent. I'm in the process of relocating to DC, and after a few visits up there I can assure you my ear for hip hop is about to be pretty broad (Tabi Bonney has some heat!). Until I'm settled here's a track that didn't make the cut from Talib's Ear Drum.

Getting My Grown Man On - Talib Kweli feat. Little Brother
I was thinkin back on summer's past
when me and my n-ggas was rollin down Summit Ave
windows down with the pedal to the flo
how long ago? man, you don't wanna ask