Monthly Archives: March 2013
Although Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and Mannie Fresh are some our favorite musicians of all time, we were initially skeptical of the two collaborating with music that would transcend into something actually making sense. We stand corrected after hearing the legend’s first official release entitled “Black Jesus” showing the masses what the two are capable of creating together.
With this first release from their upcoming collaborative album “OMFGOD,” we’re glad Mos is finally back in the release mode as we’re also hoping he has plans this year to at least leak out one record from that long-awaited Black Star album “Black Star Aretha.” Let us know in the comments if you’re feeling the BK-N.O.L.A. track.
Produced by Mannie Fresh.
OS REWIND: Yasiin Bey – The Light Is Not Afraid Of The Dark (Live in Chicago)
OS REWIND: Yasiin Bey & Mannie Fresh “OMFGOD” [Act 1] [Act 2] [Act 3]
OS REWIND: DJ Dub Presents Yasiin Bey – Re:DEFinition [Mixtape]
Three weeks ago, Smack held his “Unfinished Business” battle event at SOB’s in the city featuring Goodz vs. X-Factor, Tone Montana vs. Lottazay and the main appetizer for the event being the video we have here for our viewing pleasure. Here, we get a long-awaited battle fans of the sport have been waiting for quite some time with NYB affiliate and Queens native DNA stepping into the ring against his second Dot Mob opponent in Harlem’s own K-Shine.
The reactions to this battle over the weeks have been mixed reactions with no clear cut winner, but now you have to chance to decide who won the battle on the World’s largest and most respected battle arena. Will DNA’s impromptu freestyles be enough to stop another memorable performance from K-Shine? Find out after the jump as you’ll be in tuned with the next 40-minutes of verbal combat.
Shouts to Cease A Leo being present on the anniversary of B.I.G.’s passing for the culture.
Follow the innovators, not the imitators! Smiddddddddddddack!
It was a STACKED week for videos, with all of our rap greats coming out and giving us that heat to end March. Now that the weather is getting hotter, so is the music, so we expect everyone to kick it up a notch in the coming months.
Even though we snuck in some R&B and Alternative picks in the mix this week, a bulk of our Top 10 consists of rap (which isn’t always a bad thing).
Peep our picks after the jump.
OS REWIND: Top 10 Videos Of The Week (March 24, 2013)
R&B singer-songwriter and producer Tank has been delivering some quality baby making-music and tracks for the ladies for the better part of the last decade. Even more-so consistently with his fifth stdio album “This Is How I Feel” just released last year. With his current single “Shots Fired” featuring C. Breezy picking up momentum by the second, we get another fresh release that ladies should definitely be feeling on “Love Song.” Look out for Tank’s official new mixtape “High Piano Dreams” coming soon!
Produced by Rico Love.
OS REWIND: Tank – Shots Fired (feat. Chris Brown)
OS REWIND: TGT – Sex Never Felt Better
OS REWIND: Joe Budden – She Don’t Put It Down (feat. Tank, Fabolous & Lil Wayne) [Music Video]
From being an affiliate to Tyga, up and coming Canadian female rapper Honey Cocaine’s been developing a steady fan base the last few years. Young Coca’s obviously attractive to say the least, but don’t let the looks fool you because her ratchetness is already present especially when you hear her behind that booth. Here, we get the rappers third official mixtape entitled “Thug Love” hosted by DJ Carisma which has no features and only production from Devrim Karaoglu. You can check after the jump to view the entire 22-track tracklistings along with a download link ready.
OS REWIND: Honey Cocaine “Coca TV” [Episode #1]
The first lady of Chiraq decides to grab the main man Gunplay for the official remix of her “Y’all Niggaz Aint Hittaz (Remix).” The drill sound on this track is very memorable and it’s never a bad thing to hear some new Don Logan lines on a track. Hopefully this leads to more collaborations in the future.
Freeband Gang in the building for this new cut from Casino featuring Future on the hook. As you could expect Future Hendrix does the damn thing on this hook, while Casino drops some dope lines on this trapped out beat. This track will be found on Casino’s upcoming mixtape Ex Drug Dealer, which will be out on April 2.
Continuing with a spin-off of his “Etiquette” campaign, Jay Shells channels the history of Hip-Hop to make signs loaded with classic lyrics and started a scavenger hunt to post them at the exact locations. For example, he posted a sign at 139 St. and Lenox Ave. to quote the late Big L, and another one in Marcy, inspired by Jay-Z’s “Where I’m From.”
The journey continued through 30 specific spots in New York, to go along with lyrics from M.O.P., Mos Def, Cam’ron, Prodigy, Nas, Kanye West, Raekwon and many more.
Whether they stay up or not, this awesome project will live forever and it was done all for the love of Hip-Hop. We hope that the next time we’re out and about in New York, these signs will still be up there shedding light on the history of some of the greats.
This video might possibly be the best thing you watch all week.
If you thought Joe Flacco’s 6-Year, $120.6M contract ($52M in guaranteed) was a bit over the top, here’s something you can add to your list of sporting rants. Jerry Jones and the Cowboys have officially let the world know Tony Romo will be the franchise for the next 6-seasons signing him to a $108M deal in which $55M is guaranteed.
Romo who’s turning 33 in a few days, has only achieved one playoff victory during his 10-year tenure with Dallas. Looking back at Flacco who just won a Super Bowl with no interceptions thrown though a post-season, his deal looks more believable than Romo’s for the time being considering he’s at least a proven player.
We have no problem with Tony Romo the player since the Cowboys have been one of the worst rushing teams (2nd worst in 2012) and in the bottom half of team defense for the last few years; but whenever Romo gets in big game situations he tends to always freeze up leaving questions whether he can be an elite QB to win Super Bowl(s).
His talents aren’t the question, but more less the execution and his train of thought when he hits the NFL field for the postseason. The last 3 seasons, Dallas hasn’t made it over .500 to reach the playoffs, which has been a huge let down for “America’s Favorite Franchise.” Romo, the individual player is a superstar when he wants to be; but at the end of the day, playing QB is the most important position in all of sports with his leadership role being only second to the head coach to motivate the team.
With Romo joining Flacco as the two current highest paid QB’s in the NFL, we’re contemplating career changes to forgo an NFL front office job. Let us know in the comments your opinion of the signing.
At this point, most of us have fantasized and let our imaginations run wild about the thought of seducing Kate Upton. Well, let it be known that some of you are not up to her standards already. Especially if you’re not grooming often.
In this ad for Gillette, Kate explains a little bit of a guy she would not date, and how important it is to groom in all the right places.
Mac Miller isn’t taking a break from his ego Larry Lovestein, with more people starting to give him the approval for being a beat maker. He’s been giving fans and rappers a taste of what to expect from in the production department over the last year and more recently with the 8-track “Run-On Sentences Vol. 1” mixtape that consisted of all original beat material showcasing his skills behind the boards.
Here, we get his latest produced record “Bubble Gum Blues” featuring Ab-Soul & Short Dawg with a nicely laced bass-line. We’re noticing the improvement of Mac’s beats to keep us intrigued to hear what he was to offer in the future. Hopefully there’s more TDE collaborations in the works after hearing this beat for starters.
Produced by Larry Fisherman.
It’s not everyday fans of the NBA witness epic runs during the regular season, but during months of the February and March, the Miami Heat achieved the second longest win-streak in NBA history.
Led by the heroics of the big 3, the criticism of the Miami Heat came to an end after their championship victory last year, but doubts of whether this team was still legit ended, with the Heat winning 27 consecutive games. They’ve gone on to clinch the Eastern Conference’s overall top seed, having the overall best record in the NBA for the time being. Miami had some of the most exciting games we’ve watched as fans recently. Even if you have no respect for this team, you still have to enjoy the moments.
Over the course of nearly two months, we’ve gotten hyped over the most repayable dunk packages of the year and some of the sickest game-winners, courtesy of LeBron James, in their come from behind victories.
While the Miami Heat remain public enemy number one with the biggest target (LBJ) in all of sports, you can still take time to acknowledge the team’s accomplishment in the past month. After the jump, we’ve put together a list of our favorite moments from their run, which includes all of the in-game material we kept in replay on YouTube and some very unforgettable off the court incidents.
Remember watching that impromptu performance of Luke James and Danja in those early morning New York City streets? For this week’s “Throwback Track Thursday” (yeah, we know it’s Saturday) Danja appropriately releases this Luke James remix that was stashed in the vault until now. “I Want You” is a 2011 Luke single, which also got a revamp at the time, equipped with that Fugees “Fu-Gee-La” sample.
Something new that has that ’90s feel to it. You can’t be mad at that.
Following a consistent flow of releases, Stevie Crooks drops another new track, giving you that real throwback vibe. If you were wondering what this particular track was about, Stevie gave a pretty detailed explanation of the meaning:
“Le Champagne” is a vivid narration through the eyes of a very conscience Stevie Crooks, being observant to what occurs inside the scene with gold diggers and the men who feed their thirst every night. The first verse explains what the girl sees as an opening or chance to feed her appetite for vanity. Feeling as though he’s out of place, he wants to leave but as the song continues and the beat rises, Crooks feels compelled to join the crowd and dance along. As the second verse starts, you realize Crooks is sitting down observing beautiful women lower their values for a shot to be chosen in the litter of busy bodies for VIP and a shopping spree the next morning. Aware of this he sits solo as others around him take advantage but instead of pouring his bottle on a girl he drinks the bottle alone.
Catch Stevie Crooks rocking that Paid Dues stage today.
Produced by ZENIRO.