Archive for September, 2010

A different Nicki with minor tags. No more voices just like she said in her Complex Mag interview. Pink Friday drops in stores November 23rd. Much Respect to Lowkey! Download below.

Nicki Minaj – Right Thru Me (Tags)

UPDATE: tagless version on deck!! Via Miss P.

Nicki Minaj – Right Through Me (No Tags)


While in Intro To Web Publishing class today we worked on photoshop and this interesting new thing called Google Search Story! I thought it would be extremely complicated but it is not! Anyone can do it! It is quick and easy to make. Google Search Story is a program created to tell a specific story about what people in the world are searching for. Mine for example was about music and soul. I strongly advise everyone to make one just for fun! Above is mine. Click here to make your own.

Here’s my photoshop creation. ♥ Bilal

Originally said to be produced by 9th Wonder, Light skinned Jermaine J. Cole comes out with yet another hot record. This is also featured on NBA Elite 11.

J. Cole – The Plan (Prod. by J. Cole)

It’s been about a year since Kanye West’s crowning moment of ’09. Since then he’s completely reformed into good person. Apologizing tons of times and putting out tracks every week til his album releases. There’s no question that Kanye faced tons of scrutiny from the public/media after his 2009 VMA incident, but one of the most shocking comments came from President Barack Obama, who called him a ‘jackass’ during this ABC interview.

When Obama called me “jackass”, after the Taylor incident, I thought that the person to be speaking off the record. Obama has way more important stuff to worry about than my public perception. He was trying to pass the healthcare bill. And if he said that to relate to the room or lighten the room up and the whole mood, then I’d be more than happy to be the butt of all of his jokes if it in the some way helps his overall mission. I’m a soldier of culture. I’m resilient. I’m sure I’ll still beat him in basketball.

Shouts out to Karen Civil on the transcription.

Jay Rock takes over Lex Luger’s “Hard In The Paint” instrumental and completely demolishes it.

Jay Rock – Hard In The Paint Freestyle

Singer/Rapper/Producer/Writer Novel comes out with a nice dedication/message freestyle to Hip-Hop hoping that it will go back to the days when it had essence.

Novel Ft. Jazze Pha – Dear Hip-Hop (aka Lauryn Hill)

After a very long wait we finally have gotten our hands on the Mark Ronson/D’angelo collabo track from Ronson’s Record Collection LP (due out September 28th). Needless to say the record is nothing less than incredible. Ronson recently revealed to that he has started work on another high profile project. According to the producer/artist, he will soon hit the studio to carve out some material for D’Angelo’s third solo album. Click the link below to download.

Mark Ronson Feat. D’Angelo – Glass Mountain Trust

Tank – Emergency

Here is Tank’s second single titled “Emergency” off his upcoming album Now Or Never. I was very upset to find out that the album scheduled for a November 9th release is now pushed back to December 14th. A long wait it is, but that’s always the case when it comes to good music. In addition here is the song that was originally said to be the second single featuring Drake. Download both below! Shout outs to Kingz!

Tank – Emergency

Tank Ft. Drake – Celebration

Recently Bilal spoke to Complex Magazine to touch on a few of his notable rap collaborations. Make sure you go to iTunes/Amazon or go out and buy Bilal’s album Airtight’s Revenge in stores NOW!!! Support your artists!!

“That was one of the few songs where I was actually there with the cats. [Laughs.] I’ve always loved Pharrell’s shit and I love Clipse and what they do. I was in the studio working with Pharrell on some shit for me at the time when I was signed to Interscope. Pharrell put the beat on and at the time he was singing the chorus. He was like, ‘Yo, how you feel about singing this chorus?’ I was like, ‘Hell yeah.’ So he took his vocals out, and I re-sang it. Then Clipse came in and they were like, ‘Yo what you think about putting a verse down?’ I was like, ‘Really?’ I mean, cats usually just ask me to do a chorus and then it’s over. I was like, ‘Word.’ I wrote some shit in a few minutes then I laid it down. It was really fun. That’s one of my favorites too.” (via Complex Mag)

New Pete Rock!! Off the forthcoming Pete Rock & Smif-N-Wessun album, Monumental, dropping soon. Shout out to one of the greatest sites on earth YK2

Pete Rock & Smif-N-Wessun – Prevail (Ft. Raekwon)