Monthly Archives: July 2014

New Tunes: M.O.P. – “187”

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With some assistance on the cuts from Preemo, we hear a new Mash Out banga.  Fizzy Wo flips Tears for Fear’s “Head Over Heals” for the upcoming Street Certified EP.   Read the rest of this entry

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New Tunes: G-Unit – “Come Up”

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50, Banks, Yayo, Buck and Kidd Kidd take it back and jump on the Gap Band’s 1982 hit “Outstanding” to deliver a remix.  Look out for their upcoming mixtape before the album.  Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review: Lucy (2014)

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Movie Review: Lucy (2014)

Lucy Poster Luc’s Lucy is a lucid Limitless that’s a little limited

A Limitless Matrix where Yakuza are the Agents (Smiths)

Director/Writer Luc Besson (Leon The Professional, The Fifth Element) retells a Matrix coming-of-powerful tale with a female lead (Scarlett Johansson) and more international flavor. We lose the Kung-fu (none here), but keep the prophetic black man as Morgan Freeman steps in as a professor Morpheus/Norman. If you think about it, this story could have been the Trinity awakening story that occurred before NEO took that pill.

The trailer shows us a woman forced to carry an experimental drug in her stomach that is slowly leaking into her bloodstream. The dosage unlocks the greater potential of the human brain and she begins to acquire extraordinary powers. Well yeah, it’s like where Neo asks about dodging bullets and Morpheus says ‘…You won’t have to’. So we wait for the…

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New Tunes: Centri – “A & R”

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Anarchists and Revolutionaries!  With the next single from his upcoming Headless Nobody album, Centri drops a tale about struggling artists still searching for record deals in 2014.  This new one is produced by NEOREV.  Read the rest of this entry

Total Slaughter Battle: Joe Budden vs. Hollow Da Don (Video)

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NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom was the recent site of the Total Slaughter rap battle.  The Shady Records endorsed event featured Loaded Lux vs. Murda Mook.  Stay tuned for that one.  Keep reading to view Joe Budden vs. Hollow Da Don. Read the rest of this entry

Jay Electronica & Jay Z @ BK Hip Hop Festival ’14 (Video)

Jay Z came home and stepped on the Brooklyn stage to rip verses with Jay Electronica.  Surrounded by Nation of Islam and Fruit of Islam security members, the pair rocked gold fronts and performed “We Made It”, “Young, Gifted & Black” and more.  Jay Z ended his set by presenting his controversial 5% Nation gold chain to Jay Elect.  What’s the meaning?

New Tunes: Raekwon – “Footsteps in the Dark”

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Back in 1993, Ice Cube slaughtered this Isley Brothers’ “Footsteps in the Dark” track and created the hit, feel-good single “It Was a Good Day.”  Today, The Chef cooks up a new remix and drops an unheard verse.  Read the rest of this entry

Cam’ron & Un Kasa – “Put it in the Sky” (Video)

Remember this sound? Jim Jones and Hell Rell make cameo appearances in Killa’s new visuals off of the 1st of the Month EP..

Statik Selektah ft. Action Bronson, Royce Da 5’9 & Black Thought – “The Imperial”

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What Goes Around is the title of Statik’s  upcoming album.  Before July 19th, check the latest bars on this collaboration. Read the rest of this entry

Movie Review Transformers Age of Extinction (2014)

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Movie Review Transformers Age of Extinction (2014)

The fourth installment stalls.

Transformers Age of Extinction Poster Not the smoothest roll-out

The rub: A disjointed disappointment that delights in destruction, adores the droids, but is devoid of details.

Maybe it’s fitting that the Dinobots are the saviors since this franchise is suddenly feeling long in the transforming tooth. Let’s jump right to the obvious. Shia LeBeouf is out and Marky Mark is in. The Autobots are out and the world is in peril again. It’s not so much that I dislike Shia [he was awesome in Nymphomaniac] , but it’s the horny-American teen cliché that I was tired of seeing. Well, this time it’s the overly protective father who is ultra-paranoid over his daughter’s…sexual awareness….um…sexuality… I mean, she’s supposed to be this underage, innocent teenie-bopper that just so happens to dress like she’s much older – also to the point that she is the barely-legal…

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