Saturday, July 31, 2010

Freestyle Friday Saturday..Again.? : 2pac & Biggie

-Two greats freestyling..EPIC.
*OKAY this time it's not my fault, damn STORM caused some technical difficulties for a while lol.

Talk About Some Heavy Rain.!

*The Aftermath, just one side of the scene, you should see the other side lol.*
-So what started out as a GREAT day..Great traditional Mexican breakfast, Mall Shopping, eating hot-pockets at my aunts house, BEASTING on Call Of Duty...then with a little rain coming in, which rarely happens in my part of Arizona, I felt great so I took a well needed nap..ONLY too wake up to what turned out to be not so little rain and near natural disaster,,Nearly drowning our dog, literaly DESTORYING my dad's driveway lol, knocking down fences and brickswalls, messing-up cars, taking garbage cans, and a balls load of pot holes in our road....As if our street didn't look ghetto enough already, now it looks like a damn third-world country.!!
*I guess this is what we get for bitching about some rain so much lol...kind of reminds me of that Ice Cube video (aka my fav. song of all time), where its all good for the whole day, then bullshit hits the night...but, I guess I'm happy that nobody I know got hurt..GRACIAS A DIOS.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Take It Back Tuesday: In Bloom

-This is a really dope track off of one of my Fav. albums, Nirvana's 1991 sophomore album, Nevermind. I still listen to Smells Like Teen Spirit from time to time...R.I.P. Kurt Cobain, who in my opinion was one the greatest songwriters ever.

Mac Miller - Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza

-Pretty DOPE song/video off up-and-coming rapper Mac Miller off his new Mixtape, KIDS which drops August 13, the video is Directed by Ian Wolfson...The Funny thing is Frozen Pizza was actually the name of my blog before I changed it lol.
*Mac Miller - Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza

Just Because: Bad Boyz

-One of my Fav. songs from Shyne's 2000 self-titled debut, featuring another Reggae legend, Barrington Levy...This should help cleanse the madness of the other song...but unlike the other song, this one is DOPE.
*This is what Shyne needs to get back too.
*Hit the jump for the video
*Shyne - Bad Boyz (Feat. Barrington Levy)

Shyne - Belize (Feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Bob Marley)

-New Single off Shyne's up-coming album since his release from prison, Guess Who, featuring posthumous appearances from former Bad Boy label mate The Notorious B.I.G. and Bob Marley...Two legends on the same track, sounds dope right.? Well, not exactly..the song samples Marley's Sun is Shining...while the hook sample's P. Diddy's Young G's (Feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Jay-Z) with Biggie repeating the line "I Be Smoking Trees In Belize When They Find Me"..
..Overall it is somewhat of a decent track, the mixing could be way better, and perhaps switching back to the old flow would be nice, but I give him credit for trying to do something creative..his self-titled debut is still one of my Fav. albums,..but this is unexplainable.
*I miss the old flow, but I guess this will have to do.
*Hit the Jump for the video promo.
*Shyne - Belize

Video: The Roots - The Fire (Feat. John Legend)

-Great video of my Fav. track off the new Roots album How I Got Over, which is one of the best if not the best Hip-Hop release thus far in 2010. The video is directed by one of the best up-and-coming directors out right now, Rik Cordero has made some of the DOPEST videos that I've seen in a long time.
*You get a great director like Cordero & a budget and this is what you get back..EPIC.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Artist(s) of the Week: Broken Bells

-The Indie band consists of James Mercer of The Shins and one of my Fav. producers of All-Time Brain Burton aka Danger Mouse. Since I first heard of the "super-group" forming I was already hyped, and their Self-Titled Debut which is one of my favorite releases of the year, dropped on March 9, & definitely does not disappoint.
*Hit the jump for more cuts off the album plus the tracklist.
#both songs are off the album. Broken Bells.

*Broken Bells - Mongrel Heart

*Broken Bells - Citizen

Ironlak x Known Gallery x Soundset Festival (Minneapolis).

-Some very DOPE graffiti by Pose, Risk, Ewok and Sever at the Soundset Festival in Minneapolis.
*PROPS to Ironlak.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Fighting Pride of the Philippines vs Tijuana's Tornado

-Turns out that the Long-awaited superfight between (currently both of my Fav. boxers of the moment) Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. gets the plug pulled as the Pac-Man will now take on Mexico's own Antonio Margarito...The Fight is set to take place in in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena if Margarito get an approved license & if not then the fight will head south for Monterrey, Mexico...Mayweather deserves this fight more than anybody after literaly destroying Shane Mosley.
*Hit the jump also for screen shots of the new Fight Night: Champions...Fight Night Round 4 is still the shit!! Speaking of SHIT, I wanted to see Pacquiao have a REAL match...not saying Margarito cant fight but that last couple fights made me doubt him a lot more.

Freestyle Friday Saturday: Eminem Vs Juice Scribble Jam 97

-Damn can't I be on time with this post ever?? Anyways this is an old freestyle Between Eminem & Juice at the Scribble Jam 1997..One of the Best Freestyle Battles EVER in my opinion..Sorry again for bad quality. But still definitely worth it.
*"Why you call your self Eminem likes theres two of you, I only see one of you and I aint scared of none you see the double visions but im standing right in front of you." - OWNED

Friday, July 23, 2010

Captain America + Thor - Movie Concept Art

-The Concept for the movies Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor where shown yesturday during at this years Comic-Con International: San Diego...I don't know about you but im pretty hyped for these two VERY DOPE movies...I KNOW IM A NERD.
*Hit the jump for the full concept art of both movies.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Just Because: Shimmy Shimmy Ya

-The other post inspired me to post this cut off one of my Fav. Wu-Tang Solo albums, Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version, from ODB in honor off his passing 6 years ago.
*Ol' Dirty Basterd - Shimmy Shimmy Ya [Prod. RZA]

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Bad Po Fo

-Cought this yesturday on MTV and thought it was HILARIOUS.!!
*"I need this war hero, vigilante dead, YESTURDAY!" - lol.

Take It Back Tuesday: Numb

-One off my Fav. tracks from one of my fav. Bands off their 1994 debut, Dummy, Portishead is one of the DOPEST bands EVER..with their dope instrumentals and Beth Gibbons soulful yet commanding voice that just takes over the track,,all which makes them the U.K. band hands down, kings..& queen of Trip-Hop.
*Portishead - Numb

Video: N.A.S.A. – Strange Enough f. Karen O, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, & Fatlip (of Pharcyde)

-This is the supposed last recorded verse by Wu-tang's ODB [R.I.P.]...Off N.A.S.A.'s album The Spirit of Apollo...DOPE.

Album Review: Pilot Talk

-Well I know that I have been bugging about this album a lot lately, but since its been a week since its release I figured that i'd review the album for everybody. I swear THIS dudes album is starting to become the soundtrack of my summer, its been on heavy rotation in my Zune lately...Just like this track the whole album is AUDIO DOPE.!!
*Hit the Jump for the REVIEW.
* Curren$y - Audio Dope II [Prod. Ski Beatz]

Monday, July 19, 2010

Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are

-New track one of my Fav. artists right now, the Hawaiian-Native Bruno Mars..fresh off his two collab hits, "Nothing On You" with B.o.B., & "Billionaire" with Travie McCoy...the song is Off his his upcoming debut album which is yet to be named...Also check out his It's Better If You Don't Understand EP  which is better than MOST R&B albums out and its only 4 tracks..BELIEVE ME you DO NOT want to SLEEP on this dude.
*Hit the Jump for a DOPE video Off his EP.
*Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are

Just Because: Reservoir Turtles - Trailer Mash-Up

-Well im still sort of in a TMNT mood, so I figured that I'd post this..It's a Mash up of Two of my favorite movies of all time. VERY well put together.

KiD CuDi – Erase Me f. Kanye West

-New track off Cudder's new Album, Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager, which is set to DROP along with Kanye West's new album Good Ass Job, Big Sean's new album Finally Famous, and Consequence's new album ConsTV, on September 14, now being called G.O.O.D. Music Day,, Can they pull it off? Only time will tell.
*KiD CuDiErase Me (Feat. Kanye West) [Prod. Jim Jonsin]

Raphael is GANGSTA.

-While i was on youtube, i managed to find discover Malnek, this guy has some very creative work and this so happens to be my fav. as he blends the aggressive, sullen, and rebellious Raphael with some hardcore Ice Cube which go perfectly hand in hand.
*I SWEAR Splinter's face on the end of the 3rd clip is CLASSIC.!!

NASH and DOES feat: STORM.

-Some very DOPE Graffiti to get your week started.
*PROPS to Ironlak

Wyclef Jean – The Day After

-It has been over 6 months since the tragic earthquake in Haiti,, and here now is Haiti-Native, Wyclef Jean reflecting on the terrible events of Haiti’s earthquake..Off his forthcoming album, The Haitian Experience.
*Very DEEP track.

Video: Hugo – 99 Problems

Hugo - "99 Problems" from Consequence of Sound on Vimeo.
-Found this the other day which is basically a cover to Jay-Z's hit "99 Problems" but with a banjo. The visuals and the song itself is DOPE as hell and worth checking out..The Cover is done by Roc Nation artist Hugo.

Freestyle Friday Monday

-Damn, Late on this again but this is definitely worth it,, one of my Fav. freestyle battles from the infamous SMACK DVD. This Features Young Money's Very own Jae Millz (Back when he actually had talent) & Murda Mook (?)..And this one gets VERY personal.
*Sorry for the bad quality but still DOPE..I Personally think Millz [Michigan Jersey]took this one but idk, you decide.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Just Because: CuDi Zone

-Along with the last post, I figured I post one of my fav. cuts off KiD CuDi's debut album, Man On The Moon: The End Of Day.
*Also Hit The Jump for Cudder's previous Converse short film.
*KiD CuDi - CuDi Zone [Prod. Emile]

Video: KiD CuDi, Rostam Batmanglij & Bethany Cosentino – All Summer

-Here is a new DOPE video from Kid Cudi along with indie rockers Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend and Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast..Off of Convereses “Three Artists. One Song.” campaign.
*For more info go to their official site.
*KiD CuDi, Rostam Batmanglij & Bethany CosentinoAll Summer

Video: Keep Movin’ On: A Portrait of Vinnie Paz (Part 1)

-One of my fav. MC's - Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks collaborates with CKY/Jackass/Viva La Bam/Bam’s Unholy Union accomplice Joe Frantz again to present viewers with a rare, DOPE and in-depth look into the mind of Mr. Paz in a 3-Part series.
*Really looking forward to watching the whole series...Hip-Hop is not DEAD, FANS ARE.
#In Case if you are not familiar with him, then I REALLY suggest you search for Jedi Mind Tricks, Army of the Pharaohs, or Vinnie Paz himself, believe me you would not dissapointed..TRUE HIP-HOP.
*Vinnie Paz - Keep Movin' On (Feat. Shara Worden)

MLB All-Star Game 2010: And the Streak ENDS.

-Today marks the first time the MLB National League has won an All-Star game since 1996 and 2002 when the game ended in a tie..DAMN. The Game ended 3-1 with NL as the Victor. This will result in a NL Team to host the World Series since 2003. Also David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox (AL) was crowned the winner of this years' 2010 State Farm Home Run Derby. Hitting 11 homers in the final round to outslug Hanley Ramirez to win.
*PROPS to David Ortiz, and Brian McCann (BRAVES!) on his bases-clearing double which put up NL to a 3-1 lead & winning the game.

Flying Lotus – MmmHmm (Video)

-Really DOPE video from Flying Lotus, off his album Cosmogramma; which by the way is availiable now.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Take It Back Tuesday: Humpty

-Last weeks post inspired this one..and the summer jams keep on coming.
*Digital Underground - The Humpty Dance

Monday, July 12, 2010

Just a Reminder

CURREN$Y : PILOT TALK from Creative Control on Vimeo.
-Trailer for Curren$y's album Pilot Talk, which uses a clip from the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off..the album drops tomorrow and is VERY DOPE & should not be slept on...TRUST ME.
*Curren$y - Skybourne (Feat. Big K.R.I.T. & Smoke DZA) [Prod. Ski Beatz]
"Song in the Backround"

Just Because: Summer Time Graffiti

-Something DOPE to keep the summer time rollin.
*Peep the Angry Beavers characters lol..i used to love that show.

50th Anniversary: Etch A Sketch

-Today is the 50th Anniversary of the Etch A Sketch..Damn I remember when I had one of these. I was never really good with it though, but it was still fun to play with.
*Hit the jump for MORE.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Curren$y - Breakfast

-Posted the video for this the other day now here's the song..Off his album Pilot Talk which drops Tuesday July 13.
*His Album is VERY DOPE and should definitely be checked out. Support Hip-Hop and buy his album. Can't wait to cop mine...LOL at the MTV video edit.^
*Curren$y - Breakfast [Prod. Mos Def & Ski Beatz]

Asher Roth - G.R.I.N.D. (Get Ready It's a New Day)

-New DOPE Single produced by the always dope 1500 Or Nothin'; off his sophomore album, The Spaghetti Tree.
#His debut album Asleep In The Bread Aisle is very DOPE and should be worth checking out.
*Asher Roth - G.R.I.N.D. (Get Ready It's a New Day) [Prod. 1500 Or Nothin']

Just Because: This is Netherlands.!

-Just some of the madness during the 2010 World Cup Final lol.

GGOOAALL: And Spain for the WIN.

-Congradulations to Spain on their first World Cup Trophy, & Andres Iniesta on his overtime game winning goal. Great Job to the Netherlands who put up a good game, but i think could have had less fouls. The next FIFA World Cup will be held in Brazil in 2014, South America. Can't Wait.
*Hit the jump for MORE.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

World Cup Final 2010: Neitherlands Vs. Spain

-Don't forget to catch the BIG GAME tomorrow.

Just Because: Freestyle Friday

-Cassidy and Game Freestyle..BOTH Spitting Flames.
*I'm LATE on this but fuck it.

Video: When I Was 17 - Pharrell

3 Kings

-As you may have heard, Lebron James and Chris Bosh have agreed to come to Miami to join D'Wayne Wade and the Heat. All three are close friends including Olympic team mates during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Can they lead Miami to a Championship again? Who Knows..
*I Believe All-Star players do not necessarily make an All-Star Team,, BUT IT HELPS lol..I give them to the Finals, but a loss to the Lakers.
#Hit The Jump For The Video.!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Rick Ross – Super High (rmx) f. Ne-Yo, Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa (Video)

-Super DOPE video + song. Rick Ross' album Teflon Don drops July 20 as well as Curren$y's album Pilot Talk on July 13, and Ne-Yo's album Libra Scale which is set for September 16. Also do not forget to check out Wiz Khalifa's last Mixtape Kush & OJ as well as his album Deal or no Deal which are all very DOPE.
*Its gonna be a HOT summer.

Artist(s) of the Week: The Dean's List

-I was first introduced to The Dean's List by my friend Gabe on a recent road trip we had. The first song i listened to "I’ll Be Okay" [Off Undeclared Mixtape] I noticed a great mix of Alternative Hip-Hop & Pop, and immediatly loved their music. Their Mixtape Undeclared is by far one of my favorite releases of the year.
*If you liked thier music, hit the jump for more info on thier mixtape PLUS a download link, believe me, you will not be disappointed.
#These are the most recent releases by The Dean's List (Not on MIXTAPE).
*The Dean's List - Repeat

*The Dean's List - Sorority Girls (Feat. Jordan Brown) [Clean]

Just Because: Douche It

*I Swear this dude cracks me up all the time.

World Cup Final: Spain Vs. Holland

-The Big Game is on Sunday, any predicitons?, thoughts?
*As you can see my money's on Spain for the win.


-Caught this on AMTV the other night. Video is kind of old but the beat is different from the original as Ski Beatz Remixed the beat from the Original Mos Def Beat.
*Off Curren$y's major label debut Pilot Talk, which drops next week (July 13). Gonna be one of the DOPER Releases out this year.
Curren$y - Breakfast (In & Out) |Original Beat| [Prod. Mos Def]

Kanye West – Good Ass Job Dark Twisted Fantasy?? (Tracklist? + Leak?)

-Do not if this is legit or not but this is the supposed tracklist to Kanye West's newest album, Good Ass Job Dark Twisted Fantasy??. Also, it is being said that an E-Mail that was intended for Hype Williams containing what appears to be a leak of the album. The E-Mail was cracked by hackers and now the whole internet is going nuts as the leaked file is password protected.

*Hit the Jump For More Info + Tracklist & MORE.!

So Fresh, So Clean

-Ordered me some FRESH Polo's off the net today,, NICE.!!
*About to cop me some more.!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Just Because: A-Z, 0-9, and Zero (Street Smart)

*Theres nothing like a smart, dumb person.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Talk About Never Letting Go.!

- Philadelphia Native, Jean Stevens, has been living with the corpse of her late husband for more than a decade because she found his death "hard to take". She also shares her home with the corpse of her twin sister, who died last year.
*For More On This Story & Video Hit The Jump.!!

Game, Drake, Queen Latifah and Cool & Dre In The Studio [Video Plus More]

-Well apparently, these two (Game & Drake) along with support from Queen Latifah, Waka Flocka Flame among others where in the studio recently working on a Track for Game's Upcoming album back with Aftermath/Interscope entitled The R.E.D. Album [meaning Re-dedicated] with Cool & Dre on the Production.
*Hit the Jump for video & MORE.

Video: Asher Roth - Toni Braxton

-Asher Roth going over a sick RZA instrumental,, Off his' Latest Mixtape Seared Foie Gras w/ Quince & Cranberry Mixtape which is DOPE as hell.
*Hit the jump for the video and his other DOPE video off the Mixtape which is not in cartoon lol. PLUS MORE.!

Take It Back Tuesday: I Get Around

-More summer music for the masses.
*2Pac - I Get Around (Feat. Digital Underground)

Just Because: It's Summer

Futbol + Cocaine = Awesome.

-Well apparently at the Bogota airport (Columbia), a World Cup trophy replica made out of cocaine, was headed for Madrid, Spain. But was seized by Colombian anti-drugs police. The airports anti-drug chief Col. Jose Piedrahita Said on Saturday that laboratory tests confirmed the cup was made of 11 kilos (24 pounds) of cocaine mixed with acetone or gasoline to make it moldable..Damn, what isn't made out of cocaine over there.
*Hit the jump to watch the Video.

What To Expect From My Blog.?!?!?

*Interesting Videos, News, Articles, Stories, etc..

*Just Because
-Pretty Much Random Stuff That Interests Me.

*Take It Back Tuesdays
-Old music that we Used/Not used to listen to

*Artist(s) of the Week
-Every week I will choose a DOPE artist (Known/Unknown) that i feel should be recognized or listened too if you already don't.

*Funny Fridays / Freestyle Fridays
-Something Good to get by the weekend.

Well pretty much all I can think of for now,, Any ideas for Post E-Mail ME:

The Introduction..

-Where should i start, well my name is Leonel Martinez, you can call me LEEO for short..I am born and raised in Arizona,, and as you can see i am a beaner (haha not really but yeah). Music is a big part of my life (used to play but now i just listen to it),, i listen to almost anything worth listening to, i am open minded about almost anytype of music,, but i if i had to choose a category for myself, i will say that i am a Rap & Hip-Hop Head (if that is even a real term)..Well long story short, this is my first blog and i will do my best to post regularly..

Any Questions/Concerns/Ideas for Blog/Post - Email ME

-Let The Love/Hate BEGIN.!!!