7.22.10: the daily round

July 22, 2010

My apologies about my lack of posting this week. Things came up where I was not able to, but we are back to business today and tomorrow. Starting it off with our “the daily round.” segment.

The dirty/CDQ version of Kid Cudi and Kanye West‘s collab track from Man on the Moon II has finally surfaced. [2DB]

Here is a collection of the five best basketball brawls. [COED]

Royce Da 5’9″ goes in over Game’s “Hustlin’ (Champion’s Anthem)”. [NahRight]

Here is the another reason to not see the latest rom-com. [Cinematical]

Ever wonder what The Situation‘s family portrait would look like? Well, look no further. [BroBible]

Here is a collection of Miami’s finest women. [Complex]

Rihanna and Eminem perform “Love The Way You Lie” live at the Staples Center in L.A. [YHTN]

Ever wanted to have your handwriting as the default font of your computer? Now you can. [TheLifeFiles]

Lupe Fiasco chimes in on the online petition that demands the release of his upcoming album, Lasers. [RapRadar]

Katy Perry is looking good on her Teenage Dream album cover. [Flisted]

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7.19.10: the daily round

July 19, 2010

Drake talks with MTV about his upcoming video, “Fancy”. [HER]

New Balance and Offspring collaborate for a special Covent Garden Pack. [KicksOnFire]

Here comes a compilation of over 200 reasons why women have sex, and the three reasons that men do. [CollegeCandy]

Still not convinced that this summer offers any quality movies? Well here is a list of nine ways that Inception will wake up the summer movie season. [Cinematical]

Michael Jordan isn’t the only one questioning Lebron James‘ move to Miami. [HHW]

Here is a compilation of ten people to avoid while drinking. [BroBible]

Some pretty dope perspective artwork. [BBC]

Nicki Minaj is a top-five candidate for MTV’s ‘Hottest Breakthrough MC’s Of 2010′. [YHTN]

Here comes the official mixtape artwork for Brake Lights, the collaborative mixtape from Game, DJ Skee and Cool & Dre. [NahRight]

Director Anthony Vu presents this inspirational video highlighting the work of San Francisco-based illustrator Pascal Campion. [HypeBeast]

7.16.10: the week we had

July 16, 2010

Kid Cudi and Kanye West put out “Erase Me”, which is set to be featured on Cudi’s sophomore album. [LINK]

Lupe Fiasco‘s punk-rock band, Japanese Cartoon, has finally released their first project. [LINK]

John Legend, The Roots, Common and Melanie Fiona link up to cover a 1975 classic, “Wake Up Everybody”. [LINK]

The Converse-commissioned collaboration with Kid Cudi, Rostam Batmanglij and Bethany Cosentino gets the visual effect. [LINK]

There is a rumor going around that Pusha T is the next member of Ye’s G.O.O.D. Music label. [LINK]

Swedish House Mafia and Pharrell put visuals to their collaborative record, “One (Your Name)”. [LINK]

Here comes the latest trailer for The Social Network, directed by David Fincher and starring Jesse Eisenberg. [LINK]

Big Sean‘s single, “What U Doin'”, finally has an accompanying video. [LINK]

“ATL Get Pitted” snapbacks from Wish, Mishka NYC and No Brakes are now available. [LINK]

Rick Ross, John Legend and Jay-Z hook up for one of the best songs of the summer. [LINK]

Crooked I – Everythang

July 16, 2010

Here comes the first single off Crooked I’s upcoming EP, Planet C.O.B Vol. 1, due out August 17th.

Tracklist after the jump.

Crooked I – Everythang (Prod. by Dirty Dunnz)

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Video: Tabi Bonney Stops by DD172

July 16, 2010

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Above, check out this new clip of a day in the life of rising DC rapper, Tabi Bonney.

He just hopped off the road from DC to NYC and stopped by DD172 to chop it up with Dame Dash, Curren$y and Ski Beatz about his latest mixtape, A Place Called Stardom.

Japanese Cartoon – In the Jaws of The Lords of Death

July 16, 2010

Lupe Fiasco, Graham Burris, Matt Nelson and Le Messie come together as Japanese Cartoon, a punk and rock influenced band. Though their first album, In the Jaws of The Lords of Death, has been in the works for several months, we are finally given this treat.

Featuring nine songs, In the Jaws of The Lords of Death is now available for free from their website.

The artwork for the band, as shown above, is done by Nathan Cabrera. No doubt, Lupe Fiasco has put together quite the cast for this project, and has not failed with it either.

Hit the break to see the full tracklisting.

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J. Cardim ft. Joe Budden, Sheek Louch & Sha Stimuli – Hood 2

July 16, 2010

Here comes the latest leak off of J. Cardim’s The IN Crowd, which is set to be released this upcoming Monday.

Featuring Joe Budden, Sheek Louch and Sha Stimuli, as well as Cardim on the boards, “Hood 2” gives me another reason to be excited for his upcoming project. Link below.

J. Cardim ft. Joe Budden, Sheek Louch & Sha Stimuli – Hood 2 (Prod. by J. Cardim)

Sidebar: Joe Budden is wild. He is severely underrated, and if it was not for my friend Chris, I would have been clueless of his lyricism.

J. Cole – Premeditated Murder

July 16, 2010

Here comes a new record from J. Cole, entitled “Premeditated Murder”.

Not entirely sure if this will make its way to his debut album, but nonetheless, it is a solid track.

J. Cole – Premeditated Murder

John Legend & The Roots ft. Common & Melanie Fiona – Wake Up Everybody

July 16, 2010

Off of their collaborative album, Wake Up!, due out September 21st, John Legend and The Roots link up with Common and Melanie Fiona, as the cover Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes’ 1975 classic, “Wake Up Everybody”.

There should be an accompanying video dropping soon, as they shot for the video this past week in Brooklyn.

John Legend & The Roots ft. Common & Melanie Fiona – Wake Up Everybody

Sidebar: Not much to say, except WOW. This record is an instant classic, as John Legend’s vocals, The Roots’ background instrumentation, Melanie Fiona’s chorus vocals and Common’s verse are all perfect. I love this record. Enjoy.

Fat Joe ft. Cam’Ron & Clipse – Kilo

July 16, 2010

Here comes a new record from Fat Joe’s upcoming album, The Darkside Vol. 1, due out July 27th.

Not entirely sure how I feel about this track yet, but I am forcing myself to like it, since Cam and Clipse are featured on it. Nonetheless, the link is below.

Fat Joe ft. Cam’Ron & Clipse – Kilo