Monday, April 30, 2012

Throwback Monday

I remember dancing to this song at the clubs while in 5 years ago! Where has the time gone?

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Hell Yeah, Hell Yeah, Hell Yeah, F*ckin Right

Part two of my previous blog posting, Drake has finally released the video to HYFR and may I saw it's the most ballin' (Jim Jones voice) bar mitzvah I've ever seen (well, the only one I've seen besides a Bar Mitzvah I saw on Hey! Arnold.)

The video starts off with Drake's real bar mitvah when he was just a little guy, bustin' stupid dope moves on the dance floor and fast forwards to today. The guest include: Trey Songz, Birdman, Weezy, DJ Khaled and other hot artists and people.
Sidenote: Trey Songz looks AHMAZING in this video!

As for Lil' Wayne's part in the video...his panda mask/beanie creeps me out.
Check it out.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Nicki Minaj's Video for 'Starships'

Watching this video I feel like I'm 15 again watching TRL with Carson Daly.
Translation: This video belongs in 2001 during the boy band- teen pop-era.

By watching this video the first thought that came into my head was Nicki sold out. I'm not a feminist or anything that denounces women with bangin' bodies scantily clad running down the beach. Hell, if I had a body like Nicki's...I'd do it in a heartbeat.
While it was refreshing to see Minaj act a little "normal" in a video for once, the condept didn't make sense to me and it looks like her YMCMB team are doing whatever they can to showcase her ba-donk-a-donk. Hello, Stupid Hoe and Beez in the Trap!?
So her latest videos are her just shaking her ass like a video vixen *borin* *yawn*.
Also, the thought of her wig getting all of that sand in it, kind of grosses me out.
The Prophet Blog likens her video to that of Heidi Montag's:
“Isn’t it funny that Heidi’s cheap videos were just filmed on a camcorder by Spencer Pratt, while Nicki’s clip was done by a famous director with major label funding, yet the videos are essentially the same?”

Monday, April 16, 2012

Yay Area Stand-Up!

Ah, it feels like 2005. E-40, Clyde Carson and The Team both have hot singles out on the radio and it makes me want to pull out my stunna shades and shake my dreads...while ghost ridin' the whip.
Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb........

Of course, Clyde Carson and The Team doesn't have a video out for their single, but 40 water does. I love that it includes Big Von from 106 KMEL. I believe he's friends with a certain sassy lady I know. ;0)

Tupac Hologram at Coachella 2012

It looks like hip-hop music and computer geeks have taken a cue from the 80s cartoon Jem and the Holograms and decided to bring Tupac back! *Ricky Ross voice*

Every year I want to go to Coachella, and this year I should've gone! This YouTube video gave me chills, seriously.
The set starts off with 'Pac performing Hail Mary, and this later joined by Snoop to perform (my favorite) Amerikaz Most Wanted.
Sure, the holograms isn't totally 'Pac, but it's so's scary! reports that the hologram is Dr. Dre's doing.

"We worked with Dr. Dre on this and it was Dre's vision to bring this back to life," said Nick Smith, president of AV Concepts, the San Diego company that created the hologram. "It was his idea from the very beginning and we worked with him and his camp to utilize the technology to make it come to life."
Smith said he wasn't allowed to talk about the creative aspects of the production — including how the hologram was able to seemingly perform the set in synch with Snoop and whether all the vocals were 'Pac's — but he did say that his company has the ability to recreate long-dead figures and visually recreate them in the studio. "You can take their likenesses and voice and ... take people that haven't done concerts before or perform music they haven't sung and digitally recreate it," he said.
The hologram was the latest visual magic pulled off by AV, which is also behind the 2005 Grammys performance featuring Madonna and the holographic members of the Gorillaz, as well as holograms used in concert by Celine Dion and the Black Eyed Peas.
The Tupac hologram was several months in the planning and took nearly four months to create in a studio and though Smith was not able to reveal the exact price tag for the illusion, he said a comparable one could cost anywhere from $100,000 to more than $400,000 to pull off. "I can't say how much that event cost, but I can say it's affordable in the sense that if we had to bring entertainers around world and create concerts across the country, we could put [artists] in every venue in the country," he said.
The life-size Tupac was amazingly life-like, down to the late rapper's signature tattoos, Timberland boots, jewelry and movements, all of which were also recreated under the direction of Dre.
Of course, now there's a twitter page for the hologram.
Now, I'm sure a Michael Jackson hologram will surface sometime soon.

Throwback Monday

A couple of weeks ago a friend and I went out for some drinks and met a really cute Swedish guy. One of the first things I asked him was "Is Ace of Base still a big deal back home?"

Then I thought, this would be a perfect throwback!


Friday, April 13, 2012

Mobwives' Drita in New French Montana Video

has become my new favorite show. Besides Big Ang, I love Drita! She's one of my favorite characters. I just love her badass attitude.
She is a huge rap fan, and plays a small role in the new French Montana video Everything's A Go. It's a hot song and the video has cameos from various hot rappers in the game. Montana is a artist with Bad Boy, so I'm surprised Diddy and his attention whore-ing ass isn't creeping in this video.
This isn't Drita's first time appearing in a music video. Remember Frankee's F U Right Back?
Yeah, I vaugely remember that song as well. But peep the video to jog your memory and find Miss D'avanzo.

New Music from Kanye West

Well, we all know by now of the rumored Kim Kardashian-Kanye West romance and the much talked about new 'Ye single Theraflu where he supposedly confesses his love of the attention-whore reality star.  He also mentions how he respects a friend of mine, Wiz Khalifa who is dating/engaged to his former boo Amber Rose. He gives props to Wiz on actually admitting to being with Amber, while other fellas were on the sly about it.
Hmm, have we noticed Kanye has a Captain-Save-A-Ho complex?

On the flipside, it's a hot-track featuring another friend of mine, DJ Khaled.
Another good track by Yeezy is Mercy featuring Two Chainz, Pusha T and Big Sean.
I'm actually in love with Mercy. I'm so glad some hot new hip-hop is being debuted right now because my iPod has been lacking on some hot-trackness.
Even though I love/hate Kanye's cockiness, I'm really feeling these two songs.
Stay tuned to my opinion on the Kanye/Kim K. romance.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Nicki Minaj Releases "Beez in the Trap" Video

I'm not sure which personality of Nicki's is in this video with Mr. Ridin' Around & I'm Gettin
 It, Two Chainz, but the song is hot. Even though I have no idea what it means to beez in the trap.
It reminds me Nicki Minaj the rapper. Not the popstar we've seen as of late. What I find interesting is that this video is the typical video vixen- slangin' chains- makin' it rain- hip hop video.
Could it mean that Minaj is selling out?
I don't care what she does as long as she raps, gets rid of those hideous multi-colored lacefront wigs and dresses "normal" for once.
I'm still debating on whether or not I want to buy her sophomore album.

Throwback Monday

Yes, I know it's Tuesday...but this is Mondays' throwback. I just forgot to post it on my little ol' blog.
So here's a litle BSB to warm up your rainy Tuesday!

Monday, April 2, 2012