Sunday, May 31, 2009

In Case You Missed This: Lightspeed Champion- "Midnight Surprise" (Video)



Great song, amazing artist. This is the edited and shortened version of the song Midnight Surprise by Lightspeed Champion which is 9:54 in length. Figured a little taste would refresh your taste buds for something like this which mainstream lacks. Check it out in case you missed it

Eminem Was This Scripted Or Not

Apparently the bleeping was a sign someone was mad, but hey he's an actor remember 8 mile. Wether he is or isn't pissed this is creating alot of buzz for an award's show that seemed to be boring in past years.

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Zune: Podcast 1 - On the Road With Wale



Episode 1: An introduction to life on the road with Wale as he rocks shows and promotes his new and single Chillin’. Wale talks about some memorable shows on the tour, as well as some of the ups and downs experienced while performing.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Emilio Sparks x Dj Green Lantern

Cloudkicker TV: Emilio Sparks interviews DJ Green Lantern from CloudKickers on Vimeo.



The Charlie Rose of hip-hop is at it again. This time outside the Wale Concert, Emilio caught up with DJ Green Lantern, to speak about hip-hop of past and present. Thanks to Cloudkicker.com and Cloudkicker Tv for sharing this.

The Making of : Mickey Factz- "Who's Hotter"

Mickey Factz-"WHO'S HOTTER" (Produced by DotDaGenius) from HeadBanga on Vimeo.



DotDaGenius whose produced Kid Cudi's Day and Nite as well as b’s side to that record ‘Dat New New’, brings some heat to this track. Mickey Factz one of New York's upcoming Hip Hop stars brings some heavy lyrics to go along with a track laid down by DotDaGenius.
Spotted at illroots

What Has Terry Kennedy Been Doing?



The co-star of the upcoming movie, "Street Dreams," speaks on his project with Supra. As well as comparing to Ice Cream and the Air Yeezy's. Thanks to everyone at complex magazine for sharing this. For those of you who don't know him as a skater you might have remembered him as the bf of Rev Run's daughter Angela on Runs House, or most might know him by Compton Ass Terry from MTV's Viva La Bam, pictured below.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Street Dreams- Movie Trailer and an Inside Look


Find more videos like this on Street Dreams Movie

Derrick Cabrera (Paul Rodriguez), like all skateboarders, dreams of being sponsored one day. He has all the talent in the world to make it happen but some major roadblocks to overcome before he can make the dream a reality. He is receiving pressure from all sides, his parents are stressing him because he is failing in school, his girlfriend thinks he is a loser, his best friend has become his rival because he is better than him. Things come to a head after Derrick gets arrested and a fight ensues with his father resulting in him running away from home. He does the only thing he knows how to do and opts to follow his dream to the Tampa Am contest, one of the only ways an unknown skater can get noticed. The movie stars real life skaters such as Terry Kennedy, Ryan Sheckler, Rob Dyrdek. Below is a video posted on the movies website which Dyrdek tells more about the film.

Find more videos like this on Street Dreams Movie

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Daily Double Feature: New Fashion and Music Video from Kanye

Toys R Us. from kwest on Vimeo.



The first appearance or should I say launch of the Kanye West x Louis Vuitton Sneaker Collection is near. The collection is high priced and very high fashioned, check out the video above for a real life look at the new footwear.


This is the showing of the official video for the track Paranoid off the album 808's & Heartbreaks album starring Kanye and Rhianna. Because of licensing reasons I was force to take the real video down. The video is visually exciting and comes a off very trippy looking. After being talked about almost as much as the footwear collection, the music video is finally released and doing well by viewers approval. I apologize youtube snubbed me.

Mishka NYC Summer 2009 Lookbook



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The Mishka 2009 Summer Lookbook is finally posted. Shot by photographers Marley Kate which features Dan Felton & friends in scenes of New York City past and present. This collection is true Mishka fashion. The entire collection is available now for order online or at any of our retailers worldwide.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Franz Ferdinand- No You Girls (Video)

Franz Ferdinand - No You Girls


This band is making a serious push back to leading frontline of Rock and Roll. This new video is off their album titled Tonight: Franz Ferdinand.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Eminem - Tim Westwood Interview x Freestyles (Video)




For anyone that thinks that eminem isn't on top of the whole freestyle game still, you got to be out of your god dam mind. He drops a real interview with Tim Westwood, then proceeds to take us back to a time when the best freestylers were actually off the top the head. Freestyle now posted below

My Music Video Debut- Asher Roth - La Di Da

http://www.mtvu.com/music/music-blog/asher-roth-la-di-da/
Click the silhouette box above to bring you to MTVU.com to see the video. Thanks to my boy jamaal I was able to be in Asher Roth's Video for his next single La Di Da. Based for halfofus.com with a debut the other day on MTV. Im wearing a gray Cloud Kicker sweatshirt. You can see me 12 seconds into the video as well as 18 seconds. Although it was a brief acting spot we spent 2 hours filming at St. Francis College. Halfofus.com created this video along side Asher Roth as a way to show the way six kids deal with stress of being a college student. Thank you for the oppurtunity Jamaal (Basketball player) as well as Asher Roth, MTV, and Halfofus.com, this wont be my last music video.

Matt & Kim Featured In New Bacardi Mojito Commercial



Not bad for the duo from Brooklyn New York. Bacardi, one of todays leading alcohol beverages as well as business advertisers. Matt and Kim rising stars in the trendy rock world. Together the two created one successful commercial.

Crooks and Castles Summer 2009 Look Book




Crooks and Castles Summer 2009


Click on the link above and take an in depth look at what Crooks and Castles designers have been working on.

Outasight: Brand New Day (Live)

Brand New Day - Outasight from Ibe on Vimeo.



Brand new song performed live at Santos Party House in NYC on May 21st. The harmonized lyrics and background band all add together to create a great sound. Outasight born and raised in NY, says he has plenty of influences such as Stevie Wonder, Mos Def, Marvin Gaye and The Beatles. This fresh sound is creating a strong buzz.

http://www.myspace.com/IAMOUTASIGHT
For more music from Outasight, make sure you peep his myspace page.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Charles Hamilton Gets Punched After Messing With The Wrong Chick



After trying to make things cool with a lady friend of his, Charles gets punched straight in his mouth. I guess the line,"their ain't nothing like a brooklyn girl," was true. Now this could have been real bad, but he kept his cool, yup a bag of ice on the face cool. Charles Charles Charles.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

In Case You Missed This: COLIN MUNROE - I Want Those Flashing Lights (Kanye West Remix) Video


For more info on Colin Munroe visit:
http://www.myspace.com/colinmunroe
http://www.colinmunroe.com
http://www.youtube.com/colinmunroemovies

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Daily Double Feature: Green Label Sound


U-N-I are real artists, bringing back the live instruments and great sound. They are part of Green Label Sound which is powered and all hopped up on Mountain Dew. Check out an inside look at the group and their great fresh style. Land of the kings is the track they are working on in the video and it sounds great finished. Its a total different sound and its refreshing. For more on the group check I-Tunes, myspace and Greenlabelsound.com

Green Label gives us a backstage look at two different types of groups with one thing in mind, and that it keeping music affordable. On Greenlabelsound.com your given free downloads of the artists as well as a perspective of the voice and beat of who is coming out of your headphones. Matt & Kim on tour with The Cool Kids keeps the crowd in tune and just keep music in general in the right direction and thats to the fans. Congrats to both groups on their success thus far!
Go to Greenlabelsound.com for more music downloads, footoage and inside on the artists you see.

Kanye West- Robocop (Motor Remix)



For all you club goers check out the Motor remix for Kanye's Robocop. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

$trictly Bu$ine$$- Weather In The City (Live)



$trictly Bu$ine$$ shown here live as live can be with Jonny on the Rocks in a spot light on TheNewPop.com. These two blend sounds of fresh hip hop and that classic punkish but edge sounding Rock and Roll. Performing June 1st at Blender Theater, support these guys. They support you guys with free downloads.
http://myspace.com/jonnyontherocks
http://www.myspace.com/thekennedys021

Richmond Hood Company Moves West!




Richmond Hood Company formerly of Van Duzer St. in Staplelton has now found a new home at 821 Castleton Ave in West Brighton. The clothing boutique that has the needs for every hip and fashion head in Staten Island. From the footwear such as Nike, Vans, and DC all the way to the T-Shirt supply with the likes of Western Edition, Mighty Healthy, A-L-I-E-N, and RHC's very own, your 100% covered. Im definitely going down to the new store later this week but heres a preview for everyone in Shaolin what to look for. So come on down and get fresh with RHC, 821 Castleton Ave, pick up a shirt and some Kicks and get a haircut at Against the Grind Barbershop; which is adjacent to the store. Shouts to the guys at RHC Redman, Callender, Mr. Tariq. Follow up to come later this week ! For now click the RHC link on the right sidebar to check out the store online.


ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF RHC

Sherlock Holmes Gets a Little Edge !



The movie out in December 25, 2009. Director Guy Ritchie gives Sherlock a little edge and unrealistic abilities but this movie still looks worth seeing. Reports have surfaced that Guy Ritchie was told to reshoot some 5 weeks worth of scenes, but i wont hold it against him. With detective Sherlock Holmes (Downey Jr.) and his stalwart partner Watson (Law) engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England. A great classic remastered for todays eye's and worth seeing as, Downey Jr. continues his run to the top.

Robert Downey Jr. : Sherlock Holmes

Jude Law: Watson

Monday, May 18, 2009

Jesse Boykins III - Sunstar (Video)

Jesse Boykins III- SunStar(Official Video) from Jesse Boykins III on Vimeo.




The new voice of R&B, no voice synthesizer needed. Jesse Boykins III is gaining many fans with his album "The Beauty Created," in stores as well as available on I-Tunes. With plenty of travel and inspiration coming from his living in Kingston Jamaica, Miami and New York, where he attended The New School University. You can visit TheBeautyCreated.com and learn more about Jesse Boykins III just by clicking on his album cover on the right sidebar of the blog. Enjoy the preview sounds of great music and purchase it as well!

Dwele- Sampling and MP3's "Yanoamsayin"




Dwele shows us the power of sampling and their origins in songs of yesterday and today.

Phoenix - "Lisztomania" (Brat Pack 80's Movie Mashup)



Remember the Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink, well check out Phoenix and their song "lisztomania", set to the Brat Pack 80's movie scenes. This mash-up is pretty good but not the official video for the French band, who stars Laurent Brancowitz a guitarist whose proclaim of fame was the foundation and influence for the creation of the group Daft Punk. Brancowitz joined Pheonix late after a short lived band called Darlin' with Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, who eventually became the notable Daft Punk. Lisztomania is a 2009 single for the group who is on tour now. This video is a great way to show a song visually, although probably made by a fan check out 1:01 into it, lol does Duckie Dale from from Pretty in Pink know the words?

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Emilio Sparks Double Feature: Method Man & Redman




That's right kids! Your favorite broke celebrity is at it again, this time hob-knobbing with Hip-Hop superstars Method Man and Redman, discussing the upcoming album 'The Blackout 2'. The interview was conducted on Staten Island at the new home of Richmond Hood Company.

Karmaloop TV: Fools Gold Miami Style



Check out the Fools Gold Dj's/Producers as they take turns speaking about upcoming projects as well as highlights of the Miami party weekend Scene. Fools Gold Records check it out on i-tunes.

Friday, May 15, 2009

In Case You Missed This: US Placers- Lupe, Kanye, & Pharrell (CRS)



A project between Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, and Pharrell Williams to create CRS, standing for Child Rebel Soldier. CRS was suppose to be in production already. This song by the "Big Three," features Thom Yorke of Radiohead singing the chorus. We hope for some CRS in the near future, for now though sit back and enjoy US Placers.

Mr. Hudson ft. Kanye West - Supernova (Song)



Mr. Hudson is the latest artists to emerge off of Kanye's label (G.O.O.D Music). Coming from the lands of England with one thing on his mind to be successful with Kanye in the United States. The video is due out soon and i will put that up A.S.A.P. ALthough Kanye uses auto-tune, Mr Hudson's voice comes through clear as day, watch out for him to make a big splash. Question is before Kid Cudi's album or after, HA! maybe at the same time. G.O.O.D Music Summer 2009.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Pitchfork Interview With Kid Cudi



Below is an excerpt from the Pitchfork.com interview with Kid Cudi and boy o boy did they squeeze the info out of Cudi. With plenty of surprises as well as news on collaborations this might be one hell of an album. You can check out the whole album at the below URL copy and paste it.

http://pitchfork.com/news/35310-kid-cudi-talks-debut-album-band-of-horses-and-ratatat-collaborations/


Pitchfork: So you're working with Kanye West and will.i.am on the record. How would you compare their producing styles?

KC: They are very much the same as far as they understand the idea of creating your own sound. That's something I'm trying to master. Even though I kind of have my own sound right now, people are taking it. Instead of being inspired by it and trying something different too, they are just doing the same thing. Now I have to be ahead of myself so I don't just fit into the realm of everybody who sounds like me.

Pitchfork: How do you plan on doing that?

KC: I'm making the album really experimental-- it sounds like nothing you've heard before.

Pitchfork: Yeah, but what if it does sound like something I've heard before?

KC: I'll bet you $50 right now. Guaranteed. This is an imaginary handshake.

Pitchfork: I'll hold you to that...somehow.

KC: I want my money, man! [laughs]

Pitchfork: Who else is producing on the record?

KC: I've got Ratatat, Ryan Leslie, 88-Keys, Alchemist. I'm going into the studio with Just Blaze and Swizz Beatz soon. I want to work with Postal Service, too. And I'm supposed to be getting into the studio with Band of Horses.

Pitchfork: Band of Horses? Really?

KC: I'm not playing games, man. This is real.

[Apparently this might actually happen. When asked about a Cudi collaboration, Band of Horses lead singer Ben Bridwell sent us this message: "We're psyched about the possibility of working with Cudi. We haven't had a chance to discuss anything yet, but I'm all for it. I love what he did with our melody on [Cudi mixtape track] 'The Prayer', and super humbled he'd even use a bit of the vocal. I hadn't up to that point heard any shit so real. Or since."]

Posted by Ryan Dombal on May 13, 2009 at 4:10 p.m.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My Drive Thru- Santigold*, Julian Casablancas, N.E.R.D (Video)



This video is from last July and I'm still bumping it. Not sure if a lot of people missed this song/video/commercial but I'm definitely down with the converse movement. Blending the sounds of N.E.R.D with Santigold (formerly known as Santogold), and then putting the lead singer of The Strokes Juian Casablancas in the mix. This is one song if you don't like it or it doesn't catch you at first give it another shot.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Higher Concept - House of Dreams (Video)




Check out the new video from The Higher Concept."House Of Dreams" ft. Joy Luv is the single off their soon to be released album, "Got THC?" Check THC out on their myspace @ www.myspace.com/thehigherconcept and visit their website for free downloads @ http://www.thehigherconcept.com/downloads.html

RiP: A remix manifesto



From Ripremix.com:

"In RiP: A remix manifesto, Web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers.

The film’s central protagonist is Girl Talk, a mash-up musician topping the charts with his sample-based songs. But is Girl Talk a paragon of people power or the Pied Piper of piracy? Creative Commons founder, Lawrence Lessig, Brazil’s Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil and pop culture critic Cory Doctorow are also along for the ride.

A participatory media experiment, from day one, Brett shares his raw footage at opensourcecinema.org, for anyone to remix. This movie-as-mash-up method allows these remixes to become an integral part of the film. With RiP: A remix manifesto, Gaylor and Girl Talk sound an urgent alarm and draw the lines of battle.

Which side of the ideas war are you on?"

Thanks Jemma =)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Wale ft. JUSTICE "W.A.L.E.D.A.N.C.E." (Video)

Wale "W.A.L.E.D.A.N.C.E." from Elitaste on Vimeo.



Wale's pronounced Wha-le-ay not like the mammal. Wale a member of XXL's top 10 Freshman class of 2008 blends his hip-hop vibes with JUSTICE's dance grooves. Enjoy and do some homework

88-Keys on Fashion, and His Love For His Favorite Brand



Check this out! Hip hop's 88-Keys gives us the low down on his fashion sense. Now listen to what he says, "I've only worn Ralph Lauren Polo clothing since 1993." Talk about staying loyal, with some fashion styles coming and going, Ralph Lauren Polo has become a part of the image of 88-Keys. His music and fashion make him a notable figure in music. Enjoy the fashion video, and look out for a music video, i'll post sometime within the couple of days.

http://men.style.com

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Have a Heart, introducing Dee & Ricky



In case you don't know now you know. Check out the leaders of the new world of accessories. Reigning from the rock of Staten Island coming at you with one hell of a resume. Their fashion has been displayed on the likes of kanye, beyonce, and plenty of others. Here is an excerpt from http://biteonthat.com " The duo of Dee & Rickey, most notable for being two thirds of dance group Jackson Swinton as well as being featured in several ad campaigns along with their accessories line have crossed into the international market. Being worn by the likes of Kanye West, their heart brooches are now on sale at the THINK SILLY store coming in three different colorways."

You can go to their new site at:

http://www.deeandricky.com/


Raphael Saadiq - 100 Yard Dash

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Smooth sounds and a voice from the past pretty much sums up Rapheal Saadiq. His voice has an eerie feel to it with plenty of people saying he's a back to the future mo-town singer. To me he is just one of the view great singers of our time. No voice editing or auto-tune needed with him. A great video and a great artists who is taking music in the right direction. Check out Raphael Saadiq and get him in your i-pod as soon as possible.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Daniel Merriweather "Change" Remix Competition



Message to all remix heads and producers time to shine!

Video of the Day: Daft Punk Takes It Around The World and Back To The Charleston



Check out this perfectly synced video with a little touch of charleston style. These guys could definitely dance, they just needed the co-sign from Daft Punk thats all. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A Look Into A True Artist: Meet Ronald Wimberly



Powered by Dr. Pepper Cherry, step into the mind of Ronald Wimberly a graphic novelist. Wimberly explains his steps into creating his work as well as what it takes to be successful in his form of art. Comparing his art to B-boppin check out this artist regardless if you a fan of comics or not. Hes got great artistic ability.

H&M Designers Teaming Up With N.E.R.D



Pharrell grouped pictured here with the other members of N.E.R.D is just one group ready to take action. H&M is taken part in teaming up with artists like Katy Perry, Estelle, Cyndi Lauper, Robyn, Yoko Ono, Moby, and Tokio Hotel as artists who designed T-shirts, as well as various other clothing. A percentage of the sales is going to be donated to youth HIV/AIDS awareness projects. Look out for it in late 2009 in all H&M stores support the cause and enjoy affordable designer clothing.

For more info, check out http://www.designersagainstaids.com/

A Look Into A True Artist: Sara Watson

Sara Watson is a british aspiring art student with a solution to parking problems. Thats right the invisible car, a piece she's focused on for an art course at the University of Central Lancashire which she attends. The key to this is the artists technique that she uses in painting. Sara Watson uses a british car called a Skoda Fabia. Panting and adjusting it to the right angle, making the car appear invisible. The painting of the car makes this a unique piece. Check it out I repeat this is not, photoshopped in any way just extraordinary art.




Behind the Scenes of Wale's "Chillen" (Video)

Wale x Chillin Behind the Scene x DC from elitedc on Vimeo.



A snippet showing everyone all the work that goes into the making of these videos. Wale an upcoming performer from DC that blasted on to the scene in 2008 fortifies his position in the game we call hip hop with his latest track, Chillen ft. Lady Gaga.

Kanye West ft. Mos Def - Two Words (Video) Unreleased




Spotted on www.kanyeuniversecity.com/blog, problems with having air play showed fatal as the video for "Two Words," ft Mos Def went unreleased. This video is sick and should totally be aired now. Kanye refused to take the titles off, production said it looked too much like a t.v. show going off with credits. Kanye stood ground hard to believe this was his only his 3rd video.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Chester French Continues The GrassRoots Movement Via Customer Service



From the Lady Gaga show, this was posted a couple of days ago. These guys fashion is as unique as their music, probably the chillest and humble guys in the "Music Biz." Last night at Highline Ballroom these guys killed the show and i got to speak with them and enjoy a set by Lady Sovereign. Check these guys music out free downloads at ChesterFrench.com but go support the movement hit up i-tunes or even the website and buy Love The Future out right now.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Theophilus London Feat Jesse Boykins III - Higher



Two upcoming artists, check them out. Get them in your i-pod before everyone else and check out this great video.

A Look At Fresh Music : Inverse- So Far



Coming at you from California, a rising group gaining respect from both coast. I found them over a couple of blogs, and the music is head bopping and flowing to. They will get a shot at some spotlight soon A.S.A.P. Be on the look out for them and support what there doing, making good hip hop. This is Inverse, do some research.

Chester French New York Post Interview

Monday, May 4, 2009

Tyga- Cali Love (Video)



Not really a fan of Tyga but definitely feeling this track. Looking pass just this track this video is shot great. Mickey Finnegan's eye for representation for an image to lyric connection. Great Stills came out of this video. Not many videos out there like this anymore. Great job to director, mickey finnegan, as well as the producers emile mocey-hanton, and jamie r. robinson. Great all around shot. I will admit it also is a great track Tyga more of this is needed!

In Search Of: Air Yeezy's

Waiting for Yeezys from kwest on Vimeo.




These shoes have been quiet the buzzz for sneaker heads out there. Most only got one shot at these, and thats waiting outside a store 24 hours, and thats not a definite. Kanye West and the Air Yeezy's are the hype of the town if your only so lucky to get your hans on two!, put a pair under the bed for safe keeping.