Dope or Nope 11/18: New Consequence, Kanye, Common & More!

18 11 2009

Consequence feat. Kanye West, Common, KiD CuDi, John Legend, and Big Sean – Whatever U Want (G.O.O.D. Music Remix)

The G.O.O.D. Music fam takes over Consequence’s latest single, “Whatever U Want”. The original version features production and a verse from Kanye and John Legend; but for the remix, Cons gets some help from Common, Cudi, and newcomer Big Sean. Consequence’s second album, Cons TV is slated to drop this year.

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Seeing is Believing 10/24: New Common Video

24 10 2009

Common feat. Cee-Lo – Make My Day

Though Common’s Universal Mind Control was released 10 months ago, he’s still putting out videos for the album. “Make My Day” was one of my favorite cuts off the album, with the video being released today. The artsy video dropped out of nowhere, but we’re not complaining since this track still sounds nice!

Seeing is Believing: My Top 10 Videos of 2008

28 12 2008

While 2008 is coming to an end, it’s only right that I post my favorite music videos of the year. At a time where music video’s are repetitive and cliched, the artistic and original videos deserve recognition. Hit up the full story to peep my 10 favorite videos of the year and more! There’s more top ten lists to come!
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20 Classic Hip Hop Album Covers Redone Via Lego

11 12 2008

I seen this on illRoots and I had to post this up. Here’s 20 classic hip hop album covers redone with Lego’s. An ATLiens cover would’ve been dope. In the full story, you’ll peep my favorites and a link to all the rest.
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Mixtape Madness: 10.Deep. Presents The New Deal

10 12 2008

One of my favorite clothing lines 10.Deep. brings you this hot new mixtape with new joints and remixes from Kanye, Common, Charles Hamilton, Wale, and a slew of other up and coming rap acts. Click the full story to peep the back cover/tracklisting and to get your copy.
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Album Review: Common – Universal Mind Control

10 12 2008

*Artwork was signed by Common

Earlier this year, Common made the announcement that his upcoming album will not be as conscious as his prior releases, and it will not feature any production from Kanye West. Common’s last two albums Be and Finding Forever were almost fully produced by Kanye, and their undeniable chemistry helped revitalize Common’s career. On Common’s latest LP Universal Mind Control, Com decided to collaborate with The Neptunes to create feel good music. From the start of Common Sense’s catalog, he branded himself as a smooth, lyrical, conscious MC. With Common’s change of music direction, will fans find this album mind controlling or will it share the same criticism as Electric Circus?
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250 Post and Blogging… + My 10 Visited Blogs!

9 12 2008

This is my 250th post, and I wanted to take the time out and thank all of my readers. I appreciate all the positive recognition and props, and I ask that you keep the support comin’. Don’t be afraid to drop a line on my blogs and voice your opinion, I love feedback. Keep checking back daily for the latest and greatest in hip hop. Click the full story to peep my 10 most visited blogs. The results are quite interesting and you’ll never guess what number 1 is!
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Takin’ Em Back – 12/5

5 12 2008

Common – I Used To Love H.E.R.

Like yesterday’s Be blog, I’m posting another entry in honor of the release of Universal Mind Control this Tuesday. Before “The Light”, “The Corner”, or “The People”, Common made one of the best hip hop tracks of all time. “I Used to Love H.E.R.” tells the story of hip hop’s evolution, except Com is referring to hip hop as a girl. Common even references the west coast era of hip hop in this track which sparked the unlikely feud with Ice Cube. This track is purely timeless!

NearClassics: Common – Be

4 12 2008

Common’s eighth studio album Universal Mind Control drops this Tuesday. All the joints I’ve heard so far are dope and definitely worth the purchase. With the release less than a week way, this is the most appropriate time to blog about one of my favorite albums, Be. Read the rest of this entry »

Dope or Nope 11/25: New Common & Kanye West

25 11 2008

Common feat. Kanye West – Punch Drunk Love (produced by The Neptunes)
The dynamic duo behind Be and Finding Forever is back with the Neptunes produced “Punch Drunk Love” off of Common’s upcoming Universal Mind Control LP. I haven’t peeped this track yet, but Common + Ye is the formula to dope hip hop music. Click the full story to hear the track and continue reading.
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