Friday, January 30, 2009

Tavis Smiley Interviews MIA

Sooo I thought this video was really cute/informative...I definitely was sleeping on the genocide that is taking place in Sri Lanka...Shout out to MIA for exposing this issue in her interview. I really appreciate her stance on music also....What is her stance? Watch the video and find out lol. Below are the highlights but I really recommend that you watch the full video at:

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Sooooo.....This is me venting pt. 2.....Im a lil upset....
Today I ordered some jumbo wings from the local Chinese spot in Pittsburgh and they had the nerve to give me a bunch of lil parts in a drummettish wingdingish joints...and half wings...I felt slightly disrespected.

I really want to know. Why do all of the Chinese restaurants I order from in Pittsburgh not have jumbo wings like the carryouts in the DMV??? I don't know whether to be more upset at the Chinese places in Pittsburgh...or scared about the fact that the Chinese places back home give me wings that look like they're on steroids...I do know one thing though.

Sometimes you don't know what you have until its gone :( Boy do I miss Chicken Wings, Mambo Sauce, and Fried Rice from Eddy's...or Danny's...or Tommy's...shoot....all of them are cool with me!!! Here is some music that made me feel a little better about my situation:

Chicken Wings and Fried Rice - DJ Flexx (Feat Rane and Big Tigger)

Damn Joe - Mambo Sauce

Welcome To DC (Remix) - Mambo Sauce feat. Tabi Bonney, Big G, & Wale

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sho Baraka - Higher Love

Like I said, here is my positive post of the week......Higher Love by Sho Baraka...Please don't sleep on Christian Rappers...Reach Records is definitely doing it big!!!!

My Thoughts

Whats Going On,
Today I feel like venting....if you don't care...than skip this post slim...butttt...Lately, I have been growing really tired with the state of music and what's popular on the radio....I felt like listening to something chill that matched my mood (I was feeling real UPLIFTED) and knew I wasn't going to find anything I could vibe with on the radio so I went on and under playlists searched for positive music...I usually like playlists with at least 20 songs so I can just let them play and not have to touch anything..but what came up??? There were a bunch of playlists, most of them with songs that came out years ago (like Bob Marley, old India Arie, and some original Lauryn Hill) and had like 5 songs on them. Looking at the playlists had me feeling like people still make positive music or do people just not listen to it??? If people aren't listening to it, than I guess its the djs fault right...since its the djs responsibility to break records. With that said, my new goal is to work on posting more positive music on the blog so at the very least...I can say I did my part and put on some people that I can vibe with and that I think yall need to know about it...If you don't like it than....WHATEVVAAAAA I DO WHAT I WANTTTTT (Cartman voice)....CHEAAAA

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Chen Lo THE GENERAL - The Inkwell Mixtape

I have a special gift for everyone....Drum Roll Please (duhh duhh duhh duhhh - drum sound).....Chen Lo's new mixtape - The Inkwell....delivered from Chen Lo himself!!! I had the opportunity to meet Chen Lo while I was helping out at Ya Momz House Studios a year ago when he was recording a track (he probably doesn't even remember that but I do lol). I only had to hear one verse to tell that he was a special artist. Anyway, this brother is a very talented individual who not only can flow but uses his ability to push music that educates and elevates the listener. Make sure you jump on this post ASAP!!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Peoples Poll - Who Is Your Favorite XXL Freshman in Rap?

In December, XXL released 3 special covers of their Top 10 Freshman in Rap....I gave yall a month to listen to some tracks, download some mixtapes, and I even posted some music from some of the freshman that I like. Now I want to know who is your favorite out of the XXL Top 10. There is a poll on the right where you can vote for your favorite. If your not feeling any of them, you are welcome to comment and tell me why you're not feeling any of them and who you like thats out right now. Everyone who completes the poll or provides feedback and emails me to let me know ( will receive the Notorious Sound Track. If you want to find out about future polls and free give-aways..make sure you click follow the blog too. Let the voting begin!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mass Potential - Showing Some DMV Love

SOOOOO I saw this first I wanted to laugh...but than I listened...and really started watching...and was like YOOOOO...this is kinda hot....Shout out to Mass Potential for his two tracks "The Library" off of The Unnamed Mixtape Vol. 1 and "Procrastination" Feat. G*Two off of The Unnamed Mixtape Vol. 2. Keep doing your thing!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Joella Still - "A Kiss"

Sooooo I got another new artist for yall to check out. Her name is Joella Still and since I know her personally I can tell yall she's grinding like crazy right now. She just shot her first video (coming soon) and is also working on a mixtape. Below is one of her first singles from her upcoming album. Check it out and if you want to hear more from Joella, you should check out or!!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

College Boy Movement!!!

Those of yall that go to school in Pittsburgh might be familiar with Nick "Young Neo" Pratt. If your not, you should get familiar with him because he is one of the few artists out there who is rapping for the college students. Thats right hes on some fubu,for us by us stuff, but he is by no means a bamma. Below is the link to Nick's first album, 'The Rough Draft Vol. 1: Life, Love, and Goodtimes on Campus,' so yall could check it out. His next album is going to drop really soon though so stay tuned for the next piece of the "College Boy Movement." You can stay up to date on what Nick is doing by following his blog (!!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Wale, UCB, Tabi Bonney

Soooo I'm a lil upset cuz I heard about this show and was like I should go to this....It's gonna be hot....Than for some reason I started fakin on lazy...ended up chillin at home...I saw this video online like 5 minutes ago (what am I doing up at 4am...I really dont know lol) and was like dag....I shoulda been there....guess I just gotta enjoy the video of ya go:

Wale, Tabi Bonney, UCB LIVE from Expressive Frontier Lifestyle TV on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Overdose On Life Ft. Drake,Mickey Factz & Travis McCoy

Sooo I'm really feeling this track (I know I'm kinda late lol).....Its called "Overdose on Life" and features Drake, Mickey Factz (one of my favorite new rappers out right now), and Travis McCoy...Thats all I'm a say bout it...If you haven't heard it before you gotta listen to it:

Pittsburgh Hip Hop Awards

Soooo the Pittsburgh Hip Hop Awards are coming up. With that said, I want to encourage you all to vote for whoever you think deserves the award for each category....Wanna know who I'm voting for?? Myspace Artist of the Year - Roscoe Wiki RnB Female Singer of the Year - Bianca Atterberry....Barbershop of the Year - Natural Choice....Recording Studio of the Year - Ya Momz House....Yea....I endorse those folks...and thats all I'm going to give you for now lol....

Vote Now:

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year...New Grind....New Mix Tape

First of all, let me start by saying Happy New Years to everyone and thanks for checking out the blog. I thought I would start the year off right and put a quick mixtape together for yall featuring artists that I think everyone should keep an eye out for in 2009!!!! I tried to keep the talking and drops to a minimum because I really like the songs featured on here and really aint about all that stuff. I also gotta give a special shout out to VerBS ( and Big Lyfe (Shout out to the whole Steel City Records crew for all of their support - ) for hooking me up with the exclusive tracks. I wish both of yall dudes the best of luck in 09....Soo thats enough talking here ya go:

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