Archive for the hip hop Category

Kanye West’s “Coldest Winter” – Official HQ Video

Posted in hip hop, Music with tags , , , on February 23, 2010 by Jarrod

Even though 808s and Heartbreaks was released back in 2008, that hasn’t stopped Kanye West from releasing another video off of the album. Directed by Nabil Elderkin, who also worked with West on “Paranoid” and “Welcome to Heartbreak”, the video is entirely CG and is a little reminiscent of the first Lord of The Rings film. I don’t know if that’s a good thing yet.


What I’m Listening To…

Posted in Music with tags , on February 12, 2010 by Jarrod

Mos Def – Supermagic

Posted in hip hop, Music with tags , , , on December 10, 2009 by Jarrod

First of all, I would like to congratulate Mos Def on receiving a Grammy nomination for album of the year. It is surely well deserved, with The Ecstatic serving as evidence to this declaration. Here is the video for, numerically, the first song off the album entitled “Supermagic”, produced in a style that’s somewhat reminiscent to what was seen in Kanye’s “Welcome to Heartbreak” video.

Jay-Z ft Kanye West & Rihanna (Dirty) – Run This Town

Posted in hip hop, Music with tags , , , on July 28, 2009 by Jarrod

Finally, Jay-Z has proven to us why he is still one of the best rappers in all of hip hop. Just when you thought he was becoming irrelevant and had forever yielded the spotlight to the likes of Kanye West and Lil’ Wayne, he delivers this aggressive track which has a underlying message of “I’m back and more mature than ever”. Kudos Mr. Carter, kudos.


D.O.A (Death of Autotune) Video

Posted in hip hop, Music with tags , , , on June 29, 2009 by Jarrod

Finally. Jay-Z has decided to actually make worthwhile songs again. (Note: Jay-Z and Lebron James are officially butt-buddies)

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Tasteless Tribute

Posted in hip hop, Music on June 29, 2009 by Jarrod

Last night , BET tried to simultaneously put on an awards and tribute show but instead, only succeeded in creating a mockery of both black people and Michael Jackson. There were some positive highlights (Ne-Yo’s solo performance and Beyonce’s rendition of Ave Maria to name a few) but in all, the show had the look and organizational feel of a glitzy talent show (think Star Search) than a professional awards ceremony. From Jamie Foxx’s parodic performance of the late King of Pop to T-pain’s incessively gaudy neckwear, the entire show was a total embarrassment. But hey, what else would you expect from BET?

Lupe Fiasco – Shining Down (Ft. Matthew Santos) [Full/Low Quality]

Posted in hip hop, Music on May 20, 2009 by Jarrod

Ok, I know it sounds like it was recorded with a Talkboy, but bare with me. If you get past the quality aspect of it, it’s actually a really good song.


Vodpod videos no longer available.

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