Interviewing Tyler then hanging with a bunch of NY skate rats? Looks like Flocka’s going hard for the skate / swag demographic. Though he’s certainly not the first big rapper to reach out that culture, hooking some kids up with boards is a hell of a lot less cheesy than a contrived song or a goofy nickname
Billboard - Independent Retailers' Open Letter to... →
tumblinerb: I, for one, would’ve never expected Jay-Z and Kanye West to short the little guy. This is more complex than that though. Because these store owners went and mucked up their message by turning it into a press release for Record Store Day, a festivity that to date has done almost nothing with or for hip hop buyers and artists. In fact more than a few of the stores that I’ve been to on...
I realized that I had never really watched any Mountain Goats videos, which is odd, given that their one of my favorite groups. Even odder, I had no idea that they had a video directed by the brilliant Rian Johnson, the director of Brick & The Brothers Bloom. It’s a a really clever video ( Even more so when you read that it was actually recorded in 8 layers of video, and not done with...
Considering how great it’s worked for punctuating a Mountain Goats song before, it’s nice to see this new video getting a fully animated treatment.
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King Louie (11) Action Bronson (11) Roach Gigz (11) Rick Ross (9) Young Jeezy (7) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Best of The Internets
Some shit went down on the internets this week- thought ya’ll should know… People’s Champion: Behind the Battle from Trent Babbington on Vimeo. A must-see documentary about The Eli Porter Vs. Envy Iron Mic battle that went viral. It’s so rare that you ever get a chance to see behind the curtains on this kind of meme, especially one this great. Long live the...
If you stay hating this through the Ed Lover dance at 1:55 I just don’t know what to tell you…
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Big Punisher (24) Keys (8) Frank Ocean (7) DMX (7) Lil’ Wayne (5) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
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Gucci Mane (47) Waka Flocka Flame (18) UGK (12) NPR (8) Jean Grae (7) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
P’s beat goes dark as fuck- a nice fit for the MC’s. You can hear more than a little Wolf Haley influence in the blown out synths… that’s some weird cyclical shit. Pusha T & Tyler the Creator - Trouble on My Mind
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Random Axe (10) MaximumFun.Org (7) Freddie Gibbs & Statik Selektah (6) Quintron (3) Juvenile (3) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Moving Sucks →