Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Timbaland R&B mix

One of the many Timbaland Mixes I've put together. The additional Keri Hilson pictures are here because I got sidetracked. Well dressed women appreciation is always necessary. Peace.

Return of the Mack

No, really I feel I like Mark Morrison on some return of the mack type stuff right now. Been really busy working on the site + I'm finding out that trying to get a job is a actual job in itself.

I've decided to go southpaw and not concentrate on the application process so much but utilize the professional network I already have. That being said, a 20min phone conversation w/ a colleague of mine(senior recruiter) and two pages of notes later(a few dir. of buis dev. contact infos) , I can say I'm on the right path for 2009 with several positions I applied for. It doesn't stop there. I've got a few other positions I need to do the same for. I'm somewhat connected. Looking for a job? I suggested you do the same because someone you know knows at least something about a open position somewhere.

All of my friends say the same thing, "2009 is my year". Hopefully, the economy will be better, so it can be everyones year. Corny??? Working hard should pay off and not pay under. With that said congrats to the December graduates.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I'm sitting at the stoplight on the way to work trying to gather my thoughts about how I should feel about our new president.

Accomplishment. Amazement.

As soon as Virginia was counted for Obama, changing my state's alignment of being historically republican, a sense of accomplishment was followed by amazement as our nation elected the first black president.

My vote seemed to matter. It better had. I drove in the rain from Norfolk to Richmond at around 4:45am to vote. Then I waited in line from 6:30 to around 8:15 only for them to tell me that I wasn't in the books. I was shocked because I doubted that I was even registered.

Fast forward. Flawless victory.

Jesse Jackson's tears were priceless. He should've been crying because at that moment he realized he was a Hater. He told Obama he would cut his nuts off???Obama's was response was completely the way it should've been. Tactful and respectful.

What does this mean?

I can't think of a time in history where you could feel more proud to be an American. This event in history inspires the whole world, not just our nation. Throughout the day I've been reminding myself that my president is black. The actuality of the situation still seems foreign.

Regardless, I'll be purchasing a couple of newspapers today to hold for later on down the road, because like a friend of mine said, " This isn't going to happen again for a minute." Correct. Hopefully, we will be blessed to have him serve 8 years.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Joe Budden TV: "Da Heat Man"

So by now, if you can't tell that I'm a fan of these Joe Budden TV installments...then, I am. If you don't like 'em, don't watch 'em LOL.

Joey and his girl have a disagreement in this usual, comedy is all throughout this clip.

Ludacris--Theater Of The Mind (Cover & Tracklisting)

1. Call Up the Homies (Co-starring The Game & Willy NorthPole) (Produced By Clinton Sparks)
2. Do the Right Thing (Co-starring Common & Spike Lee) (Produced By 9th Wonder)
3. Everybody Hates Chris (Co-starring Chris Rock) (Produced By Don Cannon)
4. I Do It for Hip-Hop (Co-starring Nas & Jay-Z) (Produced By...)
5. Last of a Dying Breed (Co-starring Lil Wayne) (Produced By Kids With Machine Gunz)
6. Let’s Stay Together (Produced By DJ Paul & Juicy J)
7. MVP (Produced By DJ Premier)
8. One More Drink (Co-starring T-Pain) (Produced By Trackmasters)
9. Southern Gangsters (Co-starring Playaz Circle & Rick Ross) (Produced By ...)
10. Undisputed (Co-starring Floyd Mayweather Jr.) (Produced By Don Cannon)
11. What Them Girls Like (Co-starring Chris Brown & Sean Garrett) (Produced By Darkchild)
12. Wish You Would (Co-starring T.I.) (Produced By DJ Toomp)
13. Nasty Girl (Co-starring Plies & Swizz Beatz) (Produced By Swizz Beatz)

This has the makings of a great album...hell it could end up being Luda's best album, which ironically will be his last. Theater Of The Mind hits stores Nov. 25...go pick up a copy!!!

New Exclusives 10/29

Ne-Yo--Don't Work That Way
**prod. by JR Rotem**

Rich Boy--Drop
**prod. by Polow The Don**

Nina Sky--Doctor, Doctor

DJ Khaled feat. Kanye West, T-Pain & Twista--Go Hard (remix)
**Shout out to Chi-town**

Mike Jones feat. Lil Wayne--I Done Did It
**off The Voice of the Streets..Wayne goes off**

The Dream feat. Lil Jon--Let Me See That Booty
**1st single off Love vs. Hate**

Ne-Yo--Something About Her
**Miss Independent by Grand Larceny**

Cory Gunz & Square Off--Letter To Obama
**You're not hip-hop if you don't support Obama LOL**

Lil Scrappy--Shawty Hell
**Remember when "No Problems" was the biggest song out?**

Young Cash & T-Pain--I'm Different

**Although it is labeled as T-Pain on this really doesn't sound like him.*

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

T.I. interview on Chelsea Lately

HILARIOUS interview with T.I. and Chelsea. Just give it a watch. I guarantee you get a laugh out of this one.

T.I. feat. Rihanna--Life Ya Life (video)

T.I. teams up with Chris Brown's wifey to shoot his second single of the now platinum Paper Trail.

Joe Budden TV: Pow Wow pt. 3 & 4

Parts 3 & 4 to the meeting of the minds. I sure hope they go through with this mixtape.

Rick Ross & DJ Infamous--Still The Trillest

1. (00:01:08) Rick Ross - Intro
2. (00:02:49) Rick Ross - Swagger like Ross
3. (00:00:50) Rick Ross - Ross speaks
4. (00:01:06) Rick Ross - Dope Boyz
5. (00:04:18) Rick Ross - Girls love me
6. (00:00:24) Rick Ross - Rick Ross speaks
7. (00:03:23) Rick Ross - Ross Exclusive
8. (00:02:53) Rick Ross - I'll Pay for it Freestyle
9. (00:02:51) Rick Ross - Arab Money ft. Busta Rhymes
10. (00:00:42) Rick Ross - Rick Ross speaks
11. (00:01:49) Rick Ross - Not a problem ft. 2pac and Rick Ross
12. (00:00:44) Rick Ross - Rick Ross Speaks
13. (00:03:05) Rick Ross - Jockin Ross Freestyle
14. (00:03:13) Rick Ross - Comfortable freestyle
15. (00:00:43) Rick Ross - Rick Ross speaks
16. (00:02:00) Rick Ross - Green light ft. John Legend
17. (00:02:35) Rick Ross - Paper planes -ft.? MIA
18. (00:01:09) Rick Ross - Rick Ross speaks
19. (00:02:43) Rick Ross - Mrs Officer Freestyle
20. (00:01:35) Rick Ross - Ross speaks
21. (00:03:38) Rick Ross - Uh huh ft. Alfamega, Bun B, TI
22. (00:03:52) Rick Ross - Ride remix ft. Ace Hood, Juelz Santana
23. (00:04:14) Rick Ross - Live ya Life freestyle
24. (00:03:30) Rick Ross - What they ask for
25. (00:01:03) Rick Ross - So fly freestyle
26. (00:00:57) Rick Ross - Outro

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BIG NEWS concerning Charles Hamitlon & Grade A

Ok, that cake leaves a lot to be desired, but 70,000 hits...WOW. That's really all I can say. To anyone who has ever visited this site, referred anyone to this site, hell, even if you hated on this site...I SAY THANK YOU!!! Words can't even really express how grateful I am for the love this site is receiving. I know Grade A isn't on the level of a Hear It First or a 2DopeBoyz, but damn, if we aren't one of the most up and coming sites for music (and news), then color me stupid. I'm trying to get 100,000 hits by the end of the year, and I'm confident we can make that happen. Yea, I know I sound like I'm on my Barack Obama sh*t right now with all this "we" talk, but that's really what it is. If I didn't have people coming to the site, I wouldn't keep doing this. Be on the look out for, that's another site I am writing for. Don't worry, nothing is going to happen to Grade A except we are going to keep getting expanding the brand. Hopefully, soon, I can incorporate a radio station so when you come here, your favorite songs (and exclusives) will be playing.

But on to the BIG NEWS (well at least it is to me). By now, I'm sure most of you are in tune with Charles Hamilton, Demevolist and The Hamiltonization Process. Charles has been releasing mixtape after mixtape for the past couple of months and his buzz is growing expotentially. He just released The L Word earlier today. Soon, Charles Hamilton & Demevolist will be releasing a tape with Grade A & College Radio entitled, F.I.N.A.L.S. It's an acronym for F*ck, I Never Actually Learned Sh*t. As much as I would love to take credit for that name, I have to give that to a couple of people I went to high school with...damn, have I really been out of high school for almost 5 years?

Anyway, yeah, be on the lookout for that exclusive. Who would have thought when Grade A was first launched on August 7, 2008, that within three months we would be doing a tape with one of the top underground artists in the game? Blessed...that's all I can say.

I'm out though...gotta be back to work at 5 and I'm trying to catch a nap before then. Keep grindin' and keep struggling...cause at least you know you haven't quit. Those are my words of wisdom for the day.

--J. Tinsley

P.S. R.I.P. Julian King and to Jennifer Hudson's mother and brother. Damn shame...

Jabari speaks with Max B pt. 2

The second installment with Jabari's interview with the wavy one himself (and now Byrd Gang free), Max B.

Mick Boogie & Terry Urban present: Viva La Hova

Mick Boogie & Terry Urban put this tape together, so you already know it's got the official stamp of approval. In my opinion, you can't really go wrong with this combo because both of their styles mesh well with one anohter. Don't believe me, find that Lost! (remix) with Coldplay and Jay and tell me that didn't have your eardrums in a stupor. As far as this release goes, Hov's rhymes + Coldplay's backdrops= quite a damn good tape.

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1) Intro (produced by Mick Boogie & Terry Urban)
2) Public Speeding (produced by Cookin’ Soul)
3) Know My Place (produced by The Amps)
4) Never Changing (produced by nVMe)
5) Miss Trouble (produced by Judah)
6) Back At My Place (produced by Remot)
7) No Love Coming Home (produced by The Kickdrums)
8) Lost Part 1 (produced by Coldplay)
9) A Spy’s Prayer (produced by nVMe)
10) Science Is Ignorant (produced by Gooch)
11) The Reverse Fix (produced by Mick Boogie & nVMe)
12) Hola Blanco (produced by Garbs Infinite)
13) Take The Hill (produced by nVMe)
14) Lost Part 2 (remixed by Mick Boogie)
15) Cold Success (produced by 9th Wonder)
16) What If We Cry? (produced by Remot)
17) Beach Chair (produced by Coldplay)
18) Falling In Shadows (produced by 6th Sense)
19) Life of Clocks (produced by Terry Urban)
20) X-Y-Z (produced by Hasan Insane)

Hip-hop meets rock...right HERE

A Rosenberg Oddisee - EP

Part of that growing contingent of Hip-Hoppers coming out of the D.C./Maryland area...don't sleep on Oddisee

Download here

Trailers for Curtis' "Before I Self Destruct" movie

Thank God this is a free movie...

LAST DAY TO APPLY 4 Absentee ballots....

Let it rock...

For my VA procrastinatin' people(such as myself)'ll have to fax it to 804-371-0194!

"Deadline for Absentee Voting: Applications for an Absentee Ballot by mail must be in the Voter Registration office by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday October 28, 2008. The last day for in-person absentee voting in the Registrar's Office is Saturday November 1, 2008"


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I think I forgot how to blog...

GLC--I Ain't Even On Yet (The Mixtape)

For any of you G.O.O.D. music fans, here's a new release from GLC with production from Kanye West, Dr. Dre & Nottz. Click here.

Charles Hamilton & DJ Skee--The L Word

Shout out to Mr. X with the drop...The Hamiltonization Process continues HERE...

Monday, October 27, 2008

DJ SouthanBred to Soulja Boy: "You doin Arab ain't cuttin' checks."

Former Soulja Boy DJ, SouthaBred, responds to Soulja Boy and he GOES IN!! He brings up specific instances of a not so generous Soulja Boy such as not making sure the people in his camp were paid and when he almost fired Arab for messing up an ad-lib.