Friday, April 29, 2011

dead prez - "The Beauty Within" (video)

dead prez dropped a second visual from their Revolutionary But Gangsta Grillz Mixtape hosted by DJ Drama. This video, "The Beauty Within" is a dedication track for the sisters and its just in time for Mother's Day. Enjoy and click (here) for dead prez's last video.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Luke Only Raises $250 in Miami Mayoral Race

I heard about Uncle Luke running for office in Miami, but to run competitively in a mayoral race you're going to need a little more money than that. Our friends over at Grown Headz gave us this news and also gives some suggestions on where Uncle Luke may be able to get some more money for his campaign. Read more (here).  

A Washington, DC Church Receives Threats Following a Sean Hannity Broadcast

Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, DC said it has received threatening phone calls and e-mails after an Easter visit from President Obama and a conservative television commentator’s subsequent playing of a videotape in which the pastor said that those espousing racial prejudice do so “under the protective cover of talk radio.” The Rev. Wallace Charles Smith said the church has received more than 100 threats since Fox News channel’s Sean Hannity aired a tape Monday of a speech Smith gave in January 2010 at Eastern University in Saint Davids, Pa. Read more (here). 

New 50 Cent Mixtape– "Street Kings Pt. 7"

50 and DJ White Owl drops a new mixtape and it features some rare G-Unit joints and some new joints. Give it a listen and you grab this Free Mixtape (here).

New Beastie Boys– "Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win" feat. Santigold

If you didn't know, well now you know. The infamous white trio who Hip Hop embraced when they first came on the scene is about to drop something new after taking some time off (a lot of time off). The Beastie Boys new album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two is set to drop May 3rd and this is an highly anticipated album worldwide. Here is a cut from the album which features the vocals of Santigold.

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N.O.R.E. Drops FreEP- "The N.O.R.E.aster EP"

Alright, so the hommie N.O.R.E. dropped something this past Easter Sunday (this cover is COMEDY!). Grab N.O.R.E.'s FreEP (here). 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Comer Frank Ocean to Work Nas and Beyonce'

ST posted about Frank Ocean back in March and since then Frank's FreEP, Nostalgia,Ultra has been the new underground crooner that people want to work with. Rumor has it that Beyonce' wants to cut a song with Frank and now via the Twitter world Nas also appears to be working with Frank. Nas twitted:
"In the studio with my little n-a @frank_ocean" 
Since I'm a new Frank Ocean fan and an old fan of Nas, I am looking forward to whatever these two music minds put together. For those of us not Hip to Frank Ocean, take a listen to one of my favorite tracks off of his FreEP called, "Novacane" below and grab his FreEP (here).

Antoine Dodson Should Have 'Hidden' His Weed

I didn't know that our friend Antoine Dodson was arrested this weekend. The infamous viral star became popular for warning everyone in his neighborhood to, "Hide your kids! Hide your wives!" should have hidden his weed as he was arrested for weed possession and some other minor charges. Read more (here). 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Jean Grae - "R.I.P." feat. Styles P & Talib Kweli (Video)

Seems like Jean Grae is putting the final touches on her Cookies or Coma Mixtape and her album, Cake or Death. Here is Grae's video for "R.I.P." (Rockit In daPocket) and its some concert footage which is a good look for this song. It's a simple concept, but it works. Styles' and Kweli's complement this video and is a perfect fit for Jean Greasy's style. 

Jill Scott Sings Songs From Her New Album in NYC

Lat week Jill Scott was in New York City for an invite-only preview concert. Her new album, The Light of The Sun is due to drop next month and has a lot of fans anticipating the album release. This is truly a treat. Enjoy. 

"The LeBrons" Animated Series

I was a little late on posting this (well a lot late), but here is the first and second of 10 episodes of the animation series, "The LeBrons". Funny, interesting, and something to watch with the kids.

Warren G Releases His Nate Dogg Tribute Song – "This Is Dedicated To You" feat. Latoya Williams

Warren G releases his tribute song to his good friend, Nate Dogg and it features Latoya Williams. Rest In Peace Nate Dogg. 

download here....

Von Pea (of Tanya Morgan) Releases- "Grand(er) Vonye" Mixtape

Von Pea of Tanya Morgan just released some good music he just had sitting around. Von Pea said of the Grand(er) Vonye mixtape:
Remixed by me 4 years ago...I'd recorded the original "Grand Vonye" over a bunch of Kanye beats but then decided to do it with my own. I started on April 20th, 2007 around 7pm and finished on April 21st, 2007 around 7pm. I did this for fun back then and never released it because it was done so quick, but since it still sounds good to me here it is.

Grab the 'name your price' mixtape (here). 

Study of a Billion Web Searches Reveals What We Are Really Looking for Online

Its no surprise to anyone that the most searched for 'thing' of internet search engines is Sex and all of its forms, but this study breaks down the sexual internet interest and these findings are surprising. Take a look at this study and see where your 'searches' fit in this study (here). 

Prodigy Drops "The Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson Story" (FreEP)

Now I know I'm a litle (okay a lot) late with this joint. For all of the ST followers who were wondering when will Prodigy drop something, well here it is. This is P's first release since he got home and thanks to the folks at Complex, its a FreEp. Grab your download (here). 

Rest In Peace “Left Eye”

Today is the day that Hip Hop lost Lisa Nicole Lopes (May 27, 1971-April 25, 2002) better known as Left Eye and 1/3 of the Hip Hop/R&B girl group, TLC. Left Eye contributed her own written rhymes to many of TLC's hit singles like, "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg", "What About Your Friends", and my personal TLC favorite, "Waterfalls" just to name a few. Left Eye was a beautiful woman and she is truly missed. Rest In Peace sister.

Iowa Woman Arrested For Biting Man’s Penis

Coralville, Iowa Police responded to a 911 hangup call and when they arrived they found Lucinda V. Kinder, 32 and her paramour had been arguing. Kinder allegedly punched her boyfriend, scratched his left shoulder, and then bit his penis according to police reports. The two have lived together for over a year and currently Kinder is being held on a $2,500 bond. 

Friday, April 22, 2011

Elzhi Leaks "Detroit State of Mind"

Elzhi leaks this joint from his forthcoming project, ELmatic, called "Detroit State of Mind". This single will have you thirsty for more and I am going to predict now that El's FreEP may be a game changer. Gotta love the respect paid to one of the classic albums of this Hip Hop genre. ELmatic will drop 5/10 from El's site, which was produced and played live by Will Sessions.

download here....

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Year Ago Hip Hop Lost G.U.R.U.

A year ago from today Hip Hop lost one of its favorite people for the culture of Hip Hop, Keith Elam aka G.U.R.U. He was a poet who just happens to rap, he was a Morehouse Man, and his wordplay can be compared to some of the best in the business. He wasn't the first rapper to infuse the genre of Jazz into his music, but he was one of the best Hip Hop artist to ever to incorporate the genre of Jazz into his music. The same way he became a student of rhyme, Hip Hop, and its culture, he became the same student when it came to Jazz music. He studied and sat down with some of the living legends from the genre before he came up with his Jazzamatazz series that pushed Hip Hop into the history and culture of Jazz. No one combined these two music forms better. Its because of that and his wordplay, that he will always be remembered. Rest In Power Keith Elam/G.U.R.U.  My favorite Jazzmatazz joint below. Two of my favorite music artist together.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Video of NC Tornado Tearing Through Shaw University

I have a sister who recently relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina a little over two years ago. She's the primary caretaker of my mother, so my mother has since moved to NC, but still calls NY home. I called my sister yesterday after the storm and I thanked the heavens that, her nor my mother was injured in any way and to top it off, her property wasn't damaged, but some of her nearby neighbors properties didn't make it through the storm.

I also have a neice who relocated form NYC to Raleigh, NC back in 2000 and a tree fell on her front lawn and would have hit her car if she would have parked where she usually does.

When a natural disater hits, it affects a whole community no matter what race, creed, color, or salray rage, a natural disaster affects us all.

I want to THANK GOD for sparing my mother and sister and I want those affected by this storm to know, MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.

Here is footage of the damaged done to Shaw University. The video was taken by Shaw University students. Shaw University may have to shut down for at least a year. The school and its pride was on a rise as the Mens and Womens Basketball Teams both are currentt CIAA Tournament Champs. My prayers are with the students of Shaw University and the school family.
shouts out: NewsOne

NYC Won't Settle with 5 Wrongfully Convicted Young Men of The Central Park Jogger Case

Tomorrow marks 22 years since what New York City knows as the Central Park Jogger Case. The case where a young, white woman was brutally raped, beaten, and left for dead in Central Park. The woman survived and recovered for her injuries, but the five young Black and Hispanic teenagers who were wrongly convicted in her attack are still waiting on their justice. After 13 years, a serial rapist and murderer confessed that he alone committed the crime and DNA evidence confirmed his story. Damages have yet to be paid. Read more (here). 

Live Tribute to Guru/Jazzmatazz 4/21

Tomorrow will be a year since Hip Hop lost G.U.R.U. and this Thursay, 4/21 The Revive Music Group will honor the life and work of Keith Elam. Donations and proceeds go to help support Keith's son, K.C. Elam. For more info click (here). Shouts out to Okayplayer.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Lauryn Hill Performs Live for Coachella Webcast 4/15/2011

If you follow ST then you know we are always rooting for Lauryn Hill. We love Ms. Hill as she will go down as one of the best Hip Hop/Soul artist of our time. Regardless of how little music she has out in comparison to other artist, the music she has is classic and timeless. When this girl is on, THIS GIRL IS ON;And here she is ON as she performs for the Coachella Live Webcast which aired on April 15th. If you're not able to watch it all now, download it, and watch it later. 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Jackie Robinson Broke Color Barrier 64 Years Ago Today

Today is the day that Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball. The 64th Anniversary will be celebrated today by MLB as all players and on-field personal will wear #42 to honor him. 


Some loyal fans are not happy after hearing the news that long running daytime drama shows, One Life to Live and All My Children will soon come to an end. These shows have been part of daytime television for 40-plus-years. ABC made the announcement yesterday. Read more (here).