Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Everyone Already Knows About Bobby Ray

This dude found his way out of the notorious ATL woodwork this summer after XXL magazine named him among Hip Hop's Class of 2009. Generally speaking, southern rap sucks balls, but Bobby's unique take on the genre manages to breathe some life back into the land that briefly wore the hip hop crown.

I'll Be In The Sky - Bobby's most popular track of the summer. That sing-song rap.
I Am The Man - A feature from the Juiceman, and a sample from the movie O' Brother Where Art Thou. Weird.
My Sweet Baby - Some guitar and folksy samples.
Ghost In The Machine - I found no rapping on this track. Nonetheless, cool song.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Meet Sean Price, the brokest rapper you probably don’t know (but should). Former half of 90’s duo Heltah Skeltah and current member of the Boot Camp Clik/Random Axe, Sean P hails from Brooklyn, where he spends his days selling every drug imaginable and beating the shit out of trifling fools. He raps too. Check out his first two solo LPs, Monkey Barz and Jesus Price Superstar. After you devour that, look out for Kimbo Price, set to drop early October, prequel to the upcoming Mic Tyson. Word to the god.

Mega Sean

DuckDown (ft. Torae & Skyzoo)

Onion Head (VIDEO)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Marinelli's Songs For the Day

I kinda went on an indie rock tear the other day, so if you like tight jeans-wearing, long hair-having, sexuality-questioning musicians, today is your day.

In an Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
As I understand it, Neutral Milk Hotel is a now defunct indie band from the 90's. Acoustic melodies, and lyrics that don't make any sense.
The Twist - Frightened Rabbit
A wavering lead singer kind of takes away from an otherwise good song with a cool piano melody.
Lump Sum - Bon Iver
This dude has a voice that makes angels cry. Ignore the first twenty or so seconds, and you got yourself a beautiful ballad. Definitely check this guy out if you like this kind of music.
Percussion Gun - White Rabbit
Crazy drumming makes this song worthwhile
Howl - Florence & The Machine
Wailing female vocals and and an almost military sounding drumbeat.
Until We Bleed - Kleerup ft. Lykke Li
Spooky vibe, with some typical Lykke Li weirdness. Drive around at night with this one on.
Belshazzar - Johnny Cash [Machine Drum Remix]
Classic Johnny song gets a kinda cliched update. I like it anyway.

Mashup Mondays

Copped this over the summer. Terry Urban and Mick Boogie collabo to make remixes (and mashups) of the 2009 Grammy Nominees. Alot of the songs on this mixtape are from Viva La Hova, but besides those, I picked out the best ones. Check it out.

Reckon A Superstar - Radiohead feat. Lupe Fiasco yes, its another Reckoner mashup, but this is really chill and they made it unique

I Got A Love Song - Lupe Fiasco feat. Sara Bareilles They used a little less of love song than I had hoped but it still makes a dope beat

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Kanye's Apology

Above is his appearence on Jay Leno in case you missed it. In addition to his apology on Leno, he also posted this last night on his blog:

I feel like Ben Stiller in "Meet the Parents" when he messed up everything and Robert De Niro asked him to leave... That was Taylor's moment and I had no right in any way to tae it from her. I am truly sorry.

Honestly, I kindof wish he would just stay completely one way or the other, sincere or arrogant. And besides, Kanye wouldn't be as entertaining, or as Kanye-ish if he weren't cocky.

The More Entertaining Side of Cardboard

(I recomend full screen)

The song's called 'Two Weeks' by Grizzly Bear, cardboard cut-out style animated video by a media artist named Gabe Askew. The song already had an official video but this guy liked the dreamy, indie-rock tune so much that he made this anyways.


Yesterday's video got pulled, so here are some of the MP3s for pogo's songs, including the aforementioned work of art.

Expialidocious - Mary Poppins.
Lost - Alice In Wonderland. Extra trippy.
Bangarang - Hook.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Pogo creates these videos and songs entirely out of samples from the classic movies of our youth. Unfortunately, the man filed a law suit forcing him to pull this particular video from the internets. I don't expect it to work for too long, being that it is illegal. Peep pogo's other shit here

Mashup Mondays

Great summer mashup by B Roc of the Knocks, a really good one featuring Biggie and Pac, and, in my opinion, a simply better version of Day N Nite. The original got old pretty fast, but the mashup by Party Ben is upbeat and jazzy.

Mr Boom Boom Jones - Black Eyed Peas vs. Counting Crows (Right Click, Save as)

Runnin With The xx (Quix vs Eliot Blend) - Biggie vs. Tupac vs. The xx

Shame (At Nite) - KiD CuDi vs. Evelyn Champagne King

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Oh, Kanye..

Listen to his meltdown backstage at the VMA's, after acting like a jackass on stage.
Oh, Kanye, what are we going to do with you.

Things I Would Kill For

BMW's Vision Efficient Dynamics
- Concept car that BMW will be unveiling at the Frankfort Motor Show next week
- Hybrid-engined car features 2+2 seating, polycarbonate windows and gull-wing doors
- Anticipated top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) & can reach 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds

More Pics 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Courtesy of that Kid From Cleveland

Cudi's album, Man On the Moon, drops September 15th. Being a criminal, I picked up the leak a while ago. The music industry needs to learn how to keep their product on lockdown. My hopes were sky high, and Cudder, for the most part, delivered. That's not to say all the tracks are hot. Some blow. Here are my favorites.

Pursuit of Happiness - A lot like his mixtape shit.
Sountrack to My Life - More lonely stoner vibes on this one.
Up Up & Away - A new sound out of the kid from cleveland. Hands down favorite.
Enter Galactic - Nice track with a little bit of a disco 80s feel.
CuDi Zone - Classic CuDi

In Case You Missed It

Although Im sure that anyone who sees this blog has their music game on lock, there are probably some of us out there who may have missed out on the oodles of good music that surfaced this summer

Here are just some singles that you should know unless you live under a rock... or in Kansas jk

Forever - in order of veteran status and lyrical skill, Drake, Kanye, Weezy and Eminem with his best verse in ages

Wasted (Remix) - summer party anthem next to "I Gotta Feeling". p.s. Gucci Mane is rediculous

Throw It In The Bag (Remix) - Fabolous featuring Drake and great sampling from The-Dream's "Fancy"

Congratulations - Drake with sample from "Viva la Vida"

Best I Ever Had (remix) - I gotta say, the radio really killed this song but the verse from Nicki Minaj adds some flare

And Wale came out with another Mixtape


Marinelli already hit you lames with the knowledge on Hov's BP3 (it sucks), so lemme give you the goods. Raekwon the Chef is back serving that crack, finally releasing the long-awaited sequel to his classic '95 debut Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... (if you don't already have it, you're wrong). And while 14 years may've gone by, the atmosphere is still the same. This is that grimey, gun-toting, blunt-burning, eighth-sniffing, Champion hoody rap. If you don't like verses about getting your dick sucked by your son's pregnant bitch while simultaneously cooking crack (see Ghost on "Gihad"), this album may not be for you. And you're gay.

Download this entire album, it's currently #1 on iTunes. Wu-Tang forever.

"Gihad" - Raekwon featuring Ghostface Killah

...And We're Back

I know y'all missed us, so let's get it goin. Jay's Blueprint 3 officially drops tomorrow. The thing about that is, it leaked like a month ago. Maybe I just let D.O.A. get my hopes up, but I was not all that impressed with Jigga's most recent effort. It seems to me that Jay got fat in his old age. That said, here are a few tracks I did enjoy.

Forever Young - Mr. Hudson joins Jay on this take of Dylan's classic

Empire State of Mind - Another tribute to NYC featuring Alicia Keyes

What We Talkin About - Featuring the dude from Empire of the Sun

A Star is Born- Everyday a star is born

...I'm going green.