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Yes, yes I know…I suck at this blogging thing!! Anyway, no excuses, I’ll just get right into the songs for this week (or month for that matter lol). Did you notice that I said S0NGS?? That wasn’t a typo! This week I wanted to showcase a dope band called Friendly Fires. I’ve had them bumping in my ipod for a minute now and I really like their sound! I was initially introduced to them with their song “Skeleton Boy” (which is the first video), and I’ve been a fan since. They have recently released a new single called “Kiss 0f Life” and I L0VE the drums on this track!! 0k, enough stalling…ladies and gents, I present to you…Friendly Fires:

Skeleton Boy

Kiss 0f Life



Yes yes I know Im pretty bad at this blogging thing but life has been pretty exciting and busy lately…this dj thing is keeping me REALLY busy!! …but I love it!! Anyway, Im about to run out, but before that, I must post this song that has been in my head for the past 4-5 days! It’s by Major Lazer and it features Santigold and Mr. Lexx on it. I has a reggae feel to it but its definitely something different…ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Major Lazer’s “Hold The Line”:

P.S. This video is mad weird but I like it anyway lol..enjoy!!


Aight so I’m still slacking on this blogging thing and I completely forgot to post the song of the week for last week. This week you’re going to get a another two for one deal! The songs I chose for this week are songs that I’ve had for a while and I pretty much listen to everyday on the train because I enjoy them so much! The tracks on both songs have a “boom-bap” feel to them (Boom-bap is pretty much a track with a hard kick sound followed by a snappy snare sound. Usually accompanied by a hi-hat sound). You see what I mean as soon as each track starts. Enjoy!
The first song is called Piano Lessons by Colin Munroe feat. Joell 0rtiz (Produced by Black Milk, who happens to be another talented emcee)

The second song is called Decision by Busta Rhymes feat. Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, John Legend, and Common. (Produced by Mr. Porter…In my opinion, the best song off of his latest LP, Back 0n My B.S.)



I had to post this…I was listening my favorite music video channel (yes I said listen, I don’t watch the screen unless I hear something really dope) and I heard a very familiar voice so I had to look up…to my delight I saw that it was Maxwell! I haven’t heard anything new from him in years and I think his music is sick! Anyway, I think this track is a great song to comeback with…let me know what you think. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Maxwell’s “Pretty Wings”:



0ops! Sorry, Ive really been slacking with this blog thing! I’ll try to get back on it more consistently… Anyway, this week, I have the pleasure of displaying a music video from one of my favorite rappers that I actually know personally…8thw1. If you’ve never heard of him, make sure you check him out because I’m sure that you will not be disappointed. This video is for his song Drunken Saturday from both his album, Love, Money, and Music and his mixtape, Crazy 8’s. Both projects, in my opinion, are excellent and I feel that he is one of the best emcees that I’ve heard in a while…check it out and let me know what you think…
0h yea…I’m in this video lol…see if u can find me! Enjoy!


I HAVE to do this one day somehow! Just watch the video (be sure to watch in full screen mode so u can get the full effect) and you’ll see what I mean.

I now have a new entry to the “Things I Must Do Before I Die” list lol!


I just had to post this! This video is from semi-indie umm…alternative (?) duo Matt and Kim. I had the pleasure of meeting them a couple months ago at The Fader’s offices and they are really cool people…after seeing this video, they definitely earned some extra cool points in my book! Just watch and see why…I still cant believe they did that lol…enjoy!

“Lessons Learned” by Matt and Kim



Fyi Will Ferrell is the man!! I think this skit will NEVER get old…nuff said…ENJ0Y!!

Sorry about the crappy quality of this video. The original is on and it wouldn’t allow me to add it to my blog so I had to use good, old-fashioned youtube! If you want a crisper video, try


This song is one of my favorites of all time…this song is like my cup of hot chocolate after coming in from the cold. If my day isn’t going so well, I play this song in my ipod and zone out…it usually makes me feel better…I love this song. It’s U2’s Beautiful Day. Enjoy!



Anyone that knows me personally knows that I love the production aspect of music and I can watch the pros make beats all day…I recently came across this dude Jo A (or JoJo Beats), he’s a fairly unknown producer, but his tracks are on point! Future super producer? What do you think? Check him out:

Isn’t both it dope and creepy that he’s staring at the camera like that? Lol