Mixtape Madness: Brooklyn Bullshit!

17 01 2009

DJ Mike Nice – Brooklyn Bullshit

Brooklyn’s finest Biggie Smalls, Jay-z, and Big Daddy Kane prove Brooklyn has raw talent with this mixtape. This joint features demos, unreleased materials and remixes from three of the greatest mc’s. Peep the full story for a the back cover and link!
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Takin’ Em Back – 1/16: The Biggie Edition!

17 01 2009

In honor of the late Notorious BIG and today’s release of his autobiographical film, I’m dedicating today’s throwback entry to some of my favorite Biggie videos. The movie is definitely worth checking out, so be sure that you hit up the nearest theater this weekend to see this film. Click the full story to peep 5 of my favorite Biggie videos!


Notorious Big’s debut single became an instant classic with the inspirational lyrics, clear laid back flow, and excellent use of the “Juicy Fruit” sample. The lyrics clearly guide listeners through Biggie’s struggle to his success with signing to Bad Boy.

Big Poppa

“Big Poppa” was the prime example of what a club track should be. It’s not overly cliched, too flashy, and overall it’s a smooth track. Hip hop artists remain to make videos like these today, but unlike Big Poppa they are exaggerated.

One More Chance

Even though I’m a skinny dude, I must say Big held it down for the bigger brothas. Big had cameo’s from damn near every R&B chick at the time from the late Aaliyah, Mary J. Blige, Total, and his wife Faith; all asking for one more chance. On a side note, what happened to Zhane, Patra, and Changing Faces, where are they now?

Craig Mack feat. Big, Busta, Rampage, and LL – Flava In Your Ear (Remix)

Classic to say the least. All MC’s wreck this track making it one of the best posse cuts ever. Puff kicks off the joint mocking the popular Warriors scene clicking two bottles chanting “Bad Boy come out to play”, then Biggie drops a hot verse. Till this day rappers make videos inspired by this signature black-and-white music video produced by the legendary Hype Williams.


The last music video to feature Big and instantly became a hit. In the late 90’s, Bad Boy artists made “mini movies” with their music videos, with this being the first of it’s style. The video would later inspire DJ Khaled’s “We Takin’ Over” video with fairly similar chase scenes.

Seeing is Believing 1/16: New Jeezy, Slim Thug, Q-Tip, and more vids!

17 01 2009

On today’s vids…

Young Jeezy & Nas’s “President is Black”, Q-Tip “boogies” with Amanda Diva, Slim Thug “Runs”, and B.o.B. will “be in the sky”.

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Young Jeezy feat. Nas – My President

I can’t think of a better time for this video to be released with Barack’s historical inauguration this Tuesday. This is the fifth video off of The Recession, and I’m honored to see life imitate art with this track.

Q-Tip feat. Amanda Diva – Manwomanboogie

Q-Tip releases a video the Amanda Diva featured joint off The Renaissance. This is my least favorite on the album, but it’s good to see Q-Tip doing his thing.

Slim Thug feat. Yelawolf – I Run

Slim Thug brings you his first single off his upcoming Boss of All Bosses album. Producer Jim Jonsin (produced “Lollipop”, “Whatever You Like”) laces Slim Thug on the production, with on the hook sampling a Flock of Seagulls 80’s hit “I Run (So Far Away)”. Slim Thug’s newest LP is slated to be released March 24th.

B.O.B. – I’ll Be In The Sky

Newcomer B.o.B. releases his second video, the comic-book inspired “I’ll Be In The Sky”. The 20 year old rapper/singer/producer is signed to T.I.’s Grand Hustle imprint, and will release his debut album Adventures of B.o.B. in the near future. B.o.B. also appeared on XXL’s class of ’09 issue.