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j cole…rapping “on top of the world”

Based on the 2 or 3 tracks i’ve heard from this cat…he’s my new favorite (coming up) rapper…
Here’s a video from the interview with Angela Yee where he spits to “On Top Of The World”, which is the song he tried to get to Jay-Z for American Gangster. It’s worth a watch! Because too many people deny music based on the fact that most of it is terrible…this is bananas!!!!!

Here’s the vid from the same interview where he is denied by Jay and his entourage. Pretty inspiring actually imo.

if you haven’t heard any of his music…here’s the song “Lights Please” which I think is what eventually got him on with Jay-Z.

yea, i’ve got my eye on him…

Peace, and on top of the world love!


kanye vh1 storytellers…q&a

so few hip hop artists have ever advanced.

a really important quote i.m.o.

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i would pray and pray and beg god to deliver me from it…i knew i had great pain in my future. i used to pray to get delivered from pain, and then i suffered the worst pains to help me to grow.

not to mock his struggles…but how convenient…he went from predicting “pain” (generic), to “praying and praying” for it not to come or to be easy, to it being a lesson to learn and grow from. religion makes me laugh.

it kind of bothered me how funny he tried to be…but more how funny the crowd thinks he is.

peace, “i’m fuckin warhol,” love.


jay-z/hudson…forever young vid

this is a really beautifully done video. i love high contrast black and white. they did a good job painting a picture of being “young” with the shots of the kids playing football, playing in the park, the couple chasing eachother, etc. juxtaposed with Jay being praised at a large concert (where he feels most young).

it looks very good, and it’s such a great song. what do you think??

peace, and forever young love.


royce & big sean…in studio

“back in this bitch like i’m puttin on a jacket”
-Big Sean

peace, and fresh love.


questlove…sandwich ep

via: nahright

Sandwiches are the sets they play before and after commercial breaks on Late Night.

In honor of making 1000 of those original compositions, Questlove liberated 22 of them on twitter and All The Way Live compiled it into an EP.

The Roots – Sandwiches EP

also. click on the twitter above, then click on the swift.fm link and listen and read the descriptions to each track…questo really knows music and it’s so interesting to see what inspires him and how it makes him feel and think.

peace, and be well rounded love.


open mic night…infeRed

Peace! If you’re in the Indianapolis area, stop by to check out InfeRed making an appearance at this open mic night.

Should be a good time, Red never fails to put on a ill live set. If you make it out, let us know what you think on here!

Peace, and open your heart, to love.


InfeRed…No Turn On Red (2009 mixtape)

We made it! Gravity Jones presents InfeRed‘s brand new mixtape No Turn On Red. Pick your favorite file site to download from below the artwork…

InfeRed – No Turn On Red links: megaupload | rapidshare | sendspace | zshare | mediafire | limelinx | filefactory

Gravity Jones presents InfeRed’s 2009 mixtape “No Turn On Red.” MLKjr said, “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets, even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.” Tony ‘InfeRed’ Graves feels his path is leading him to record and perform honest music. If it’s true that your soul should speak truest and loudest through your actions, midwest rapper InfeRed’s soul preaches through every line. In the vein of some of Hip-Hop’s most candid and ground breaking artists, Red works with a passion and dedication to his lyrics and each message they encompass. He is often likened to Jay-Z, Common, Royce Da 5’9, Elzhi, and, more recently, Wale. Download the mixtape, analyze the lyrics, scrutinize the songs, love it and hate it. Peace and much love.

Also, check it out, rate it, comment on it at datpiff.

Please spread it like wildfire!! Feel free to copy any of the links, artwork, music, burn it onto cds, whatever…just get it out there!! Electric grass roots style…
Also, please let us know what you think…
and while you’re at it check the official video for the single
The Higher:

Peace, and much love!!!


drake forever…travis barker remix

this is crazy! imo, it added whatever was missing from the song. it makes it go harder i think…

Drake feat. Kanye, Eminem, Wayne – Forever (Travis Barker remix)

peace, and remember to smile, love.


lupe fiasco…forever freestyle (live)

here’s a video from a recent show where ‘lu when in over Drake’s “Forever.” my guess is a mp3 of this will be on the new Fahrenheit mixtape coming the end of November.

yea…he is better than all of them except maybe em (maybe!).
peace, and remember to smile, love.


BET HHA cypher 3…Mos Def, Black Thought, Eminem

Wow…
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props to nahright for the vid and mp3 link (featuring all 3 vids):
DJ Premier feat. Mos Def, Black Thought, Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Buckshot, Crown Royyal, Joe Budden, Wale, Nipsey Hussle, Gsan & KRS-One – 2009 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers (10min megamix)
though, to me, the awards in general are an utter joke…this cypher feature they’ve got going is becoming legendary. ftr, these are possibly my 3 favorite rappers…mixed in with maybe 3 others. who’s in your top 3??

peace, and cypher love.


raphael saadiq…tiny desk concert

This is from this NPR featurette called a “Tiny Desk Concert.” It’s just Raphael Saadiq on acoustic guitar with Rob Bacon accompanying on acoustic. His voice is incredibly soulful and his songs are like old rhythm and blues pop songs from the 60s.
His most recent album ( The Way I See It(2008) ) is a serious classic. Pick it up if you haven’t yet.
raphael saadiq acoustic on npr
Raphael Saadiq – NPR Tiny Desk Concert mini-album
I chopped up the three songs he does in the video and put them into this EP-style acoustic album. Here‘s the video if you want to watch them play through.
Peace, and sure hope you mean it love.


InfeRed…The Higher video premiere

World premiere!! Haha!, yessirrr.
Here it is…after too much time; editing, watching, adding, taking away…and all that.
InfeRed’s The Higher off the 2009 to-be-released mixtape No Turn On Red.

Thanks to JT “Tha Brick” for all the time he helped put into it.

Be on the lookout for new music…
Here’s the mp3 download for ya’ll flybrary’s…
InfeRed – The Higher (prod. jMack): usershare|zshare|limelinx

Peace! and HighER love!!

InfeRed myspace

Gravity Jones myspace


KiD CuDi…the man on the moon

KiD CuDi’s album dropped today (click above to buy it on amazon)…here’s some real good interviews, the trailer for the dvd deluxe edition (which, for the record, i watched today and it is terrible and not at all worth the extra 5 bucks), plus a dope performance on Letterman.

Kid Cudi Interview with DJ Swerve on Kiss 100

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Peace, and cudder love!


Forever…Drake, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Kanye West

I haven’t listened to this yet, but i LOVEd the orig. version off Drake’s So Far Gone mixtape.

The CDQ will be out Friday night (which I’m assuming is when you can buy it on iTunes). Yessir!
Drake – Forever feat. Eminem, Lil Wayne, Kanye West
Peace, and forever love.

props: NahRight


The Martians…Hot Topic BTown Invasion

The Martians have teamed up with Hot Topic for the Hot Topic Invasion tour. They land in Bloomington, IN this week. Here’s the official poster i put together for them.
HQ-martians_btown_hottopic
Be there!…or don’t i guess. But try to make it out. The Martians are live no matter the venue. Word up!
Peace, and martian invasion love.


Mos Def honors MJ…performs Billie Jean

I wasn’t sure how this would be…but I respect Mos so much. This is really dope. He’s so creative.

Diggit??
peace, and billie jean, love.


Midwest Invasion Tour…1st Stop: Kansas City

The Martians kick off their Midwest Invasion tour this Thursday July 30th, 2009 in Kansas City, MO. If you’re in the area definitely stop by, it will be live! You know the Martians take pride in their live show.

Kansas City, MO

Kansas City, MO

Be on the look out for them in your area. Peace, and midwest love.


Kid Cudi…embrace the live

Peep the new stage setup and lights he’s got going on here. I read that he got the lighting guy from the GLow In The Dark Tour. THIS is a real live show…THIS is what hip hop is now. This is one of the reasons Kanye’s changed Hip Hop/music in general. Inspiration! Please take notes.
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Here are some shots Cudi posted on his blog, taken by photographer Mel D Cole ( villageslum.com )…this guy is incredible!





I’m going to Lollapalooza in Chicago on 8/7 (hit me up if you’ll be there!) and I’ll be seeing this show. I’ll let you know the details late.
Peace, and live love!


Black Milk…euro-cast 1

this is a cool look into Black Milk in Europe. he works on some music, kills a show (take notes!!!), and walks the streets (funny!).

Peace, and europe love.


InfeRed & LRon…freestyle

As promised, the freestyle sesh with InfeRed and LRon from Red’s “The Higher” video shoot. Smack DVD what up!!!
Freestyles with InfeRed & LRon
The music video is on the way. Peace and freestyle love!