The Stop

"I spit that uptown-body-rock-rolley-hop, and will a nigga ever shut me down? prolly not. Cause ever since I was a young lad I crushed emcees, kickin' ass takin' names at the trolley stop."

- Jay Electronica

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

"Coffee and Snow"

"Something we did to fend off the cabin fever from the snowstorm that hit earlier this month and canceled our homecoming shows.
Directed and edited by Zia Mohajerjasbi.
Filmed one December afternoon in South Seattle.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Karma Loop and The Cool Kids T-shirt contest

Karma Loop and The Cool Kids are holding a T-Shirt design contest. The winner receives $5,000 bucks for anything their heart desires and $5,000 Karma Loop bucks to spend on fresh clothes. My boy Dustin d'Arnault submitted a fresh design which I would really like to see printed (click the pictures for a better view). Vote for my man if you're feeling this design.

"This design brings together many elements from the Cool Kids music. Elements such as Saturday morning cartoons, bowls of cereal, boom boxes and bikes are scattered through out the shirt. The image is designed to wrap around the torso."
-Dustin d'Arnault

Voting ends at the end of January, so hurry up and vote!

Let's see what Cudi's been up to...

Hustler Watch: Kid Cudi from Eighty81 on Vimeo.


No comment, except that I was saying Soulja Boy killed hip hop even before Ice-T said anything about him.

p.s. - Lil Wayne is not the greatest rapper alive :)

Monday, December 29, 2008

The aftermath

Through out the years my music collection has grown to extreme extents. To say the least, I have over 50 gigs of multimedia files, about 40 of which is music. So for Christmas this year, I was lucky enough to receive a 120 gig iPod Classic for all my music. Along with that, Santa decided to take it one step further and got me a pair of bangin headphones from Skullcandy.
It was a good Christmas.

On the 27th was my 18th birthday, so thanks to those who wished me a happy birthday. Strip clubs here I come! haha.

Happy New Year ya'll!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas kiddies

Hey ho! It's Christmas! Have a good one!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A dyme a dozen

Just discovered these cats, and I've gotta say, I'm feelin them. The Production is quite nice.

DymeDef - WomenBget’nit (Prod.BeanOne)

DymeDef - FreshrINmyKicks (Prod. BeanOne)

Jay Electronica TV; are you watching closely?

No Matter Hoooow Hard you try you can't stop me noooooow! from Jay Electronica on Vimeo.

Untitled from Jay Electronica on Vimeo.

Are You Watching Closely? from Jay Electronica on Vimeo.

Simpatico from Jay Electronica on Vimeo.

I wanna have a stunt day for myself as well.

"Pentagrams pyramids conspiracies with goat heads"

Yowza, I was just perusing through 2DB's older posts and stumbled across these gems right here. A few Demo songs by the infamous Jay Electronica. This stuff is fire. Jay Electronica never ceases to amaze me. I'll be sure to keep you cats updated if I find anymore of these elusive demo tape tracks.

Jay Electronica - Annakin’s Prayer (prod. Jay Electronica)

Jay Electronica - Hagler (Demo) (prod. Denaun Porter)

Jay Electronica - Not Too Far From Nothing (prod. Beat Autopsy)

Jay Electronica - Swagger Jackson’s Revenge

Monday, December 22, 2008

I love being a B-Boy!

Ubuntu B-Boys from Fly on the Wall on Vimeo.

Circular Painting from Fly on the Wall on Vimeo.


K'naan - Somalia

Fossil Fuels; bad for the environment, good for the ears

Kid Hum - Fossil Fuel

Kid Hum personally sent this to me, and I must say it is very well done. He gave out a free download as well as a preview on Imeem. It's a masterfully created instrumental album that is very listenable; in other words it's "not just a bunch of beats..." Check it out for yourself, I recommend this to all those beatnuts out there.

Get It!

And to support Kid Hum you can buy it here on Christmas day.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I'm Infinite

Eminem - Infinite

1. Infinite
3. It's OK
4. 313
5. Tonite
6. Maxine
7. Open Mic
8. Never 2 Far
9. Searchin
10. Backstabber
11. Jealosy Woes

Here's a little something I found last night. I've never really listened to much of Slims stuff, besides his most recent albums, but this right here is some amazing stuff. I cant even explain it. It doesn't sound anything like Eminem. There's very little violence, just straight Hip Hop. It's amazing. If you don't have this down load it now!

Get It!

Wale's Chillin

Apparently, Wale's been chillin!

Wale - Chillin

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Marvel at the black Stan Lee

Monday, December 15, 2008

Wolverine goes solo

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Hustlers and Customers

I cant believe I missed this. Check out this new Unreleased track from my favorite Hip Hop artist! Grade A fuego.

Lupe Fiasco - Hustlers and Customers

Therapy for the Hip Hopper

Download this joint below from the Alchemist Cookbook EP.

Alchemist (ft. Kid Cudi, Blu, Talib Kweli) - Therapy

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Samba Samba

Its been a long time since I posted up something in the gear category of this blog, but never the less, check out these eye popping Adidas Sambas that I will definitely be putting on my Christmas list this year. Click the picture to buy.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Beat Freak

Exile - Bounce from Okayplayer on Vimeo.

Exile - Watermelon Man from Okayplayer on Vimeo.

Exile - Psych Rock from Okayplayer on Vimeo.

'Nuff said.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lift Off

I'm not so sure who N.A.S.A. is, but I'm feelin it. Kanye goes in on this track....without a autotune!!! Just what I've been waiting for.

I've also found that I'm on that Electronica tip lately...maybe that explains why I'm really feelin' this beat.

And if you ask me, the beat sounds like something pulled out of Metroid Prime haha.

N.A.S.A. (Ft. Lykke Li, Kanye West, Santogold) - Gifted

The Find: Issue Two

So I've been waiting for this a long time now, and I know you have too. Here's the second edition of The Find Magazine, which came out quite lovely. My article is on pages 10 and 11. Peep it!

Download a copy or View it online without a download

Monday, December 8, 2008

Manic Mondays # 14 and 15 - Hard Lemonade + Rain

Well now, this weeks been a pretty busy one. I went up to Georgia for a college showcase tournament with my club soccer team. We played hard, but in the end I guess the cold weather took a toll on us since we originate from Miami. Anyway, that's the reason I haven't posted anything this past week, so I'm here to rekindle that Hip Hop fire; to get you guys some new stuff, and update you on what I've been bumpin'. So to get started we'll do a combo, Manic Mondays week 14 and 15! Check it out kiddies.

K. Sparks (MM #14) - Hard Lemonade

K. Sparks (MM #15) - Rain

Thursday, December 4, 2008

You You You

Crown City!