Wednesday, September 29, 2010

FOD "Every Little Step" Remake w/ Mike Tyson & Wayne Brady

Funny or Die got Mike Tyson and Wayne Brady together for a remake of Bobby Browns "Every Little Step."  Wayne's got some dance moves but Mike and Bobby stole the show. If you're at work I suggest covering your mouth with your hand. Otherwise, risk looking foolish as you laugh uncontrollably in your cubicle. 

Here's the original:

"To be Bobby then, you have to be Bobby now."

Drake Brings Out J.Cole At Radio City

Yesterday, Drake brought Cole out to perform "Who Dat" during his first of two shows scheduled in New York for his "Lights, Dreams, and Nightmares" Tour. (Side note, shout out to my homie G who opened up for Drake last week during his Florida shows.)

Props: B. Dot of Rap Radar.

Update: Here are pics from the night. Shouts NR.

Rihanna, Drake, J. Cole & Trey Songz-2J. Cole

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Air Jordan Retro XI's (Cool Grey) Packaging

Air Jordan XI "Cool Grey" Packaging

Here's a few photos of the XI's scheduled to be released two days before Christmas. These are already in high demand so get your sleeping bags ready and don't forget you Wheaties; I can assure anyone with their eye on these it's gonna be a long morning. Unless you have a connect at your local shoe store, you might wanna get up early or save yourself the hassle and just order them online. Good luck and happy hunting.

Air Jordan XI "Cool Grey" Packaging

Air Jordan XI "Cool Grey" Packaging

Air Jordan XI "Cool Grey" Packaging

Air Jordan XI "Cool Grey" Packaging

Air Jordan XI "Cool Grey" Packaging

Air Jordan XI "Cool Grey" Packaging

Air Jordan XI "Cool Grey" Packaging
Air Jordan XI "Cool Grey" Packaging

Air Jordan XI "Cool Grey" Packaging

Air Jordan XI "Cool Grey" Packaging

Props: Sneakerape via Kicks On Fire.

Jay-Z + Warren Buffet Cover Forbes

Jay-Z shares the Forbes cover with America's second richest man ($48 billion). Jay also describes how he almost lost the entire "Blueprint 3" album before it was ever release.  Jay is also featured on Forbes' Billionaires in the Making list. Hip-Hop!

Props: The Life Files.

P.S. Here's a video preview.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Jay-Z's "Decoded" Book Cover

Start saving up. Decoded is scheduled to be released on November 16th. Here's what Jay has to say:

“When I first started working on this book, I told my editor that I wanted it to do three important things. The first was to make the case that hip-hop lyrics—not just my lyrics, but those of every great MC—are poetry if you look at them closely enough. The second was I wanted the book to tell a little bit of the story of my generation, to show the context for the choices we made at a violent and chaotic crossroads in recent history.  And the third piece was that I wanted the book to show how hip-hop created a way to take a very specific and powerful experience and turn it into a story that everyone in the world could feel and relate to.”
Props: B. Dot of Rap Radar.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

J. Cole's "The Plan" off NBA Elite '11

Can't wait for the commercials.

NBA 2K11: "MJ Present Day" Trailer

Here's another NBA 2K'11 commercial with the same guys minus D. Rose and Rondo. I don't think people understand how good the basketball games coming out this year are going to be. I think I might get ahead in all my classes just so I can enjoy 2K11 and Elite '11 when they both drop on 10/5.  I'm very competitive so challengers are welcome but you will all meet the same fate.  Check out another trailer made by a fan below:


Props: NBA 2K

Monday, September 20, 2010

J. Cole Upcomming College Tour Dates (Preview)
Here are a few dates off Cole's upcoming tour. More to come, just don't know when. Stay tuned and hopefully he's coming to a town near you! Dreamville.

October 1st- Alabama A&M
October 8th- Rochester, NY | Tickets
October 9th- NC A&T [Homecoming] 
October 10th- Central Michigan U.
October 12th- University of Louisiana in Monroe 
October 16th- Rutgers University
October 21st- UNC Pembroke
October 22nd- Penn State University
October 27th- Norfolk, VA [At the Norva] 
October 29th- Washington D.C. [Homecoming]
Nov 6th- Western Michigan U. | Tickets
Nov 8th- Grand Rapids, MI
November 13th- Minneapolis, MN 
November 19th- Tempe, AZ | Tickets
November 20th- Los Angeles, CA [At the Key Club] | Tickets
November 24th- Seattle, WA
November 25th- Portland, OR
November 26th- San Jose, CA [At VooDoo Lounge] | Tickets
November 27th- Las Vegas, Nevada

Props: Ibrahim and Yaya

Thursday, September 16, 2010

N.E.R.D. Mentions Favorite Producers

Nice list.

Props: Nation of NR.

The Making of Michael Jackson's "Thriller"


Props: Elite.

Josh Gray: "You're Not Welcome Here"

Here's a mixtape from one of New Orleans' own, Josh Gray. This guy was one of my good friends back in high school. We used to sit in art class all day and talk about out favorite album of the time, "The Black Album." He was a year ahead of me. Fast forward to his senior year, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast and he was forced to leave the city. I didn't find out until later he had been writing all along. After moving to California, Josh went to school and continued perfecting his craft. He released this project earlier this summer. Check it out when you get a chance, it's worth it.

NBA 2K11: "Michael Jordan's Greatest Moments" Trailer

This commercial is illlll; one of the best I've seen thus far. Can't wait for this to drop on. 10/5/10 folks.

Props: Dime.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Smoking Section: J. Cole

Cole speaks on producing for other artist, songs he would've love to produce, sampling, working with No I.D., his favorite Jay-Z album/time period, and about being himself in a genre historically dominated by frauds artist portraying characters.

Props: African

PSA of the Day: Wishful Thinking

Stop dreaming if you're not doing anything to make them come true; You're just wasting time.

Friday, September 10, 2010

J. Cole: Rising Icons Season Two In New Orleans

Cole and Co. will be in town next Saturday, September the 18th performing at the W hotel located in downtown New Orleans. Not quite sure if they'll be shooting footage for BET or not. Tickets are $25. More info on the flyer. @TeamCole will be in the building as will I. Hope to see all of Dreamville New Orleans there!

P.S. Cole will also be performing (headlining alongside Rick Ross) in Baton Rouge on the following day at the Baton Rouge River Center Arena. Supporting acts include Mystikal and Webbie. You can get those tickets here.

Props: AyeLifestyle and UrbanOrleans.

UPDATE: Cole will not be in New Orleans or Baton Rouge this weekend. Don't buy those tickets! Sorry Dreamville New Orleans. More detail coming soon.


And just in case you haven't already seen Cole on Rising Icons here's the footage below:


Why You Shouldn't Dance In The Street

"He's alright, but got hurt badly."

Word? Guess he should've looked both ways when crossing dancing in the street. Ha.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Voli: "Glass Doors"

Although Voli hasn't released a download link for his project "Glass Doors" that's scheduled to drop today, it appears he has posted all the songs (and lyrics) in entirety off the project on his Youtube page. "Glass Doors" features original beats made by Voli as well as new production from Elite, Omen, and J. Cole.

"Glass Doors"(Prod. by Voli)

Quotable: "Still number one I be pissy with these other dudes, Get it man I be sh*tting on these number twos." 

"Sunrise" Feat. Elite (Prod. by J. Cole & Voli)

Quotable: "The challenge of everyday inspiration is no fallacy, Feeling like I'm Tony [Montana] on the balcony."

"Dey Know" Freestyle

Quotable: "Hot when I'm in the zone I'm solar, So I shine like sun no co-star."

"Tripwire" Feat. Aliah Sheffield (Prod. by Voli)

Quotable: "I could've been something major, now I can barely get a job with this major."

"Heartache" Freestyle Feat J. Cole [Same Hook as Original] (Prod. by Elite)

Quotable: "I'm the king at the top of the pyramid like Bernie Madoff."

"Solitary Confinement" (Prod. by Omen)

Quotable: "Bet I take you to a higher level like a cheat code."

"Deja Vu" (Prod. by Elite)

Quotable: "Ain't nobody f*cking with me like the friend zone."

"Free" Feat. Jayro (Prod. by Voli)

Quotable: "Middle finger flip my boss off, told yall I was gon' get my time off."

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

"One Night In Vegas"

Part of ESPN's 30 for 30 Series, "One Night In Vegas" revisits the night rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur was gunned down following the Mike Tyson vs. Bruce Seldon championship fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Additionally, the documentary focuses on Pac's friendship with Mike. The documentary premieres tonight at 11pm on ESPN2 8pm EST on ESPN and features interviews from Nas, Al Sharpton, Mickey Rourke, Maya Angelou, and several journalist.

From what I've heard, this has been a pretty good series. Look forward to checking this out. The clips I've seen have been so far are great.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cee Lo: "F*ck You" (Updated)

 Here's the official video. The more I hear this, the more I love it. Enjoy.