2010 Full Grammy Nominee List!

2 12 2009


With the 2010 Grammy’s showing at the end of next month, the nominees for the annual award show have been announced. Newcomers Drake, KiD CuDi, Keri Hilson, and one of my favorite bands MGMT are up for their first Grammy nominations. Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce, and Lady GaGa receive the most nominations outside of the Hip Hop genre; but as for Rap/Hip Hop, the following artists were nominated:

Best Rap Solo Performance
*Drake – Best I Ever Had
*Eminem – Beautiful
*Jay-Z – D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
*Kid Cudi – Day ‘N’ Nite
*Mos Def – Casa Bey

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
*Beastie Boys & Nas – Too Many Rappers
*Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent – Crack A Bottle
*Fabolous & Jay-Z – Money Goes, Honey Stay
*Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common – Make Her Say
*Kanye West & Young Jeezy – Amazing

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
*Beyoncé & Kanye West – Ego
*Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo – Knock You Down
*Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West – Run This Town
*The Lonely Island & T-Pain – I’m On A Boat
*T.I. & Justin Timberlake – Dead And Gone

Best Rap Song
*Drake – Best I Ever Had
*Kid Cudi – Day ‘N’ Nite
*T.I. & Justin Timberlake – Dead And Gone
*Jay-Z – D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
*Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West – Run This Town

Best Rap Album
*Common – Universal Mind Control
*Eminem – Relapse
*Flo Rida – R.O.O.T.S.
*Mos Def – The Ecstatic
*Q-Tip – The Renaissance

Who do you think should win?

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Seeing is Believing 10/08: New Q-Tip Video

8 10 2009


I don’t know how I didn’t post this joint since it’s been in heavy rotation since I heard it off The Renaissance (check it out if you still haven’t heard). Q-Tip makes a video for the funky “Life is Better” with Norah Jones, as he pays homage to Hip Hop and some of his favorite artists and inspirations. The Abstract takes an artistic approach for his “Life is Better” visualization by rendering black and white images with slight color. Nice video to compliment a dope track!





Tha Rebirth of Lil’ Wayne: Interviews, Videos, and Tracks

30 01 2009


Lil’ Wayne is hands down the hardest working rapper out right now. Between preparing his upcoming rock album Rebirth, working with Young Money, the T-Wayne project, appearing on everyone’s tracks, and performing, this dude does not sleep. Hit up the full story to see what’s going on in Wayne’s world. Featuring tracks off Tha Rebirth, the first single off the forthcoming Young Money album, an ill posse track with Q-Tip, and many more!
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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.





Polls Is Talkin’: Album of the Year x My 5 Favorite Albums of ’08

1 01 2009

Happy New Years to all! Whatever you do tonight be safe. To bring ’08 to an end, I’m posting what readers felt was the album of the year. Based off December’s poll, the album of the year is…

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My Top 10 Singles of 2008

29 12 2008


Typically music artists select their best work as singles to help promote their albums. Seeing that singles are usually meant to blow, lets recap some of the hottest singles of the year. Hit up the full story to peep my 10 favorite singles of 2008.
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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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