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What About the Numbers? – De-Coding the Mysterious Numbers on LOST

The mystery of the LOST numbers illuminated by Kunal M: So, while Lost ended last night with a very emotional episode that I actually thought was pretty good, the mystery of the numbers was never discussed. After the jump, here’s the mystery behind those 6 digits that have driven us... Read more

JayPhilla – Phil Nash

  Phil Nash is ill.  I took notice after hearing him lace a Jazzy Jeff beat on Mick Boogie’s Change Makers mixtape (click here for the download), so I decided to dig a little deeper.  What I found is that Phil is 3 mixtapes deep (same number it took for... Read more

Black and White: An Interview With Sean Combs – Man and Machine

[vimeo=http://vimeo.com/10065469 This is Diddy raw and uncut, intimate—maybe even vulnerable—like you’ve never seen him.  This is 1 part of the 2006 BET doc in the style of Tyson..... Read more

What Do Dreams Mean?

Ever wondered what your dreams mean or why you keep having the same one over and over again?  Ever “wake up” and realize you’re still asleep?  Ever wonder if you’re still dreaming?…Recent breakthroughs give more insights into the meaning of our dreams.  Click here for the full story..... Read more

Set Me Free – Lloyd ft. Mystikal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clha5JwUZCo In the words of Jay-Z and Beanie Siegel, this is that “Ignorant Sh*t” but man is it hot!  Mystikal spits fire likes its 2001 and he and Lloyd rock a track that is vintage Nawlins Louisiana (Who Dat before J. Cole).  Enjoy..... Read more

I'm Ill – Red Cafe ft. Fabolous (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV1czq6MQVI Really feeling this right now.  Definitely a party starter and could end up being the Summer anthem.  Diddy still has that ear for ill hip-hop….... Read more

Meditations on Hip-Hop, Vol. Too

Think of this as hip-hop for chilling, sitting back and relaxing or just marinating.  It’s hip-hop for a rainy day.  Just hit play, sit back and let it ride.  Tracklist is below. Kick it to the Beat – J-Live The Lights – Nicolay & Kay Do You Think About Me... Read more

Stairway to Heaven – Mary J. Blige

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nEiWSeO-vc The incomparable Mary J. Blige puts her stamp on one of the greatest rock songs of all time.  Like it or not, you have to respect the artistry.  Randy Jackson, Travis Barker, Mary and others talk about the making of the song and what it meant to perform together..... Read more

All Night Long (Miss Me) – Drake ft. Lil Wayne

Another banger from Drake produced by Boi-1da.  They are becoming a can’t miss team having already killed it together on Best I Ever Had, Forever and Over.  Could they bet the 20 teens version of Kanye and Hov (or Pharrell and Hov…or Timbaland and Hov)?  Click here for the download..... Read more

Find Your Love – Drake (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xyv4Bjja8yc As with most sad Kanye beats (808 & Heartbreak, Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon), this track gets better with each listen.  Drizzy invests some time and energy in a pretty slick video..... Read more

Sound Control – The Slow Death of High Fidelity

  The sound quality of music has been going down for years while the volume has been going up.  Is it still music to your ears?  Click here for the story..... Read more

Amorous – Jesse Boykins III (Official Video)

[vimeo=http://vimeo.com/11454106 “‎​​I am a reawakening of the Romantic Movement ; an observer of Love and the Power it holds. So when given the opportunity to document my priceless experiences and connect them with moments in melody I’ve captured, I am humbled. Amorous is my appreciation for the relationship and the magic... Read more

Email Rage?

Studies now show that people are more prone to snap than before—especially when using computers.  Click here to read the full story..... Read more

The Drought is Over Mixtape – Drake

There are a couple of new joints here (notably What I’m Thinking Right Now), but it’s mostly a compilation of Drake’s best mixtape material ahead of the new album.  Download here. Track List: 1. Drake Speaks 2. Good Night, Good Luck 3. Uptown (Original) (Feat. Bun B & Lil’ Wayne)... Read more

I'm Beamin' – Lupe Fiasco (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge4BEdyZ8bM He’s baaack…Lupe Fiasco returns with a cool breezy new joint.  This is vintage Lupe..... Read more

Where They Do That At? – K. Michelle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH21KcQzI1M Wow.  She can sang!.... Read more

Miguel Playlist

The 80’s are definitely back.  In some cases, that’s a bad thing.  Some hairstyles should never return.  In the case of Miguel, however, it’s a good thing.  He has a lot of Babyface in his vocal, and a hint of Prince, but check it out for yourself. .... Read more

Who Dat – J. Cole

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bufwGKV-9Yw The first single from the heir apparent.  Is his official debut as strong as Lebron’s was?.... Read more

Super High – Rick Ross ft. Ne-Yo (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtY2wHs44qI Another instant classic from Rick Ross.  The first single off the Boss’ new album, Teflon Don, featuring Ne-Yo.  Regardless of his street cred, dude’s music cannot be denied.  Click here to download..... Read more

It Ain't Easy – CJ Hilton (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KdTWZMgqDc Meet CJ Hilton.  At first glance, he may seem like another R&B cat spewing hip-hop lyrics.  Take another listen.  Hear the live bass line, drums and keys.  Then, realize they were all played by him.  Take another listen.  Hear the Marvin Gaye-tone.  Could he be the next D’Angelo?.... Read more

DJ Premier Guru Tribute Mix

Here's the Guru tribute from the legendary DJ Premier (one of the greats--producer, DJ and person): Keith "Guru" Elam Tribute Mix by Dj Premier Blog Radio on Mixcloud.... Read more

Fall Out Day

[vimeo=http://vimeo.com/1953792 Check out this spoof on Groundhog Day featuring Pete Wentz from Itsthereal.com..... Read more

Is Facebook the New Internet

Is Facebook integrating itself into all things on the web and potentially mobile?  Click here to read Mark Cuban’s take..... Read more

Gang Starr’s Guru Dead at 43

Keith "Guru" Elam died on April 20, 2010 at the age of 43 after a long battle with cancer.  I knew Guru personally and he was always nice and humble when we spoke.  Regardless of all the rumors that swirled around his death, he left a lasting musical legacy, both... Read more

What is the Future of Media?

This comprehensive study of the media consumption habits of 8-18 year olds offers a preview of how media primarily will be used in the future.  Click here for the article. .... Read more

Biggie Playlist and Rap Phenomenon Mixtape

Any day is a good day for a biggie mix.  Also, click here to download the classic Notorious B.I.G. Rap Phenomenon mixtape by DJ Vlad and Dirty Harry. And, you can listen to the whole thing below: Download Mixtape.... Read more

Jay-Z: He Came, He Saw, He Conquered

  This Jay-Z documentary is a couple years old, but it remains one of the 2 best ever produced on him (the other being Fade to Black).   See a whole different side of Jay as he headlines the Glastonbury festival in the U.K.  The life and times of Shawn Carter,... Read more

Glee Hip-Hop

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBFrbfoEgGg&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xd0d0d0&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1 Can those 2 words be used in the same sentence?.... Read more

Are Tweets the New Tattoos?

The Library of Congress will be archiving all public tweets for posterity. Do you want your words kept forever?  Click here for the story..... Read more

Ibiza Sonica: La Latina – Karlos Sense

  Press play, sit back, close your eyes and imagine the sunset at a cafe in Ibiza. .... Read more

The Tower of Babel

Do we all have the capacity to speak every language buried within?  Click here to read about a Croatian girl who was in a coma woke up only being able to speak flawless German—a language she had only studied for a short time.  How did this happen? .... Read more

The Many Faces of B.o.B.

B.o.B. played at S.O.B.’s on April 12.  He started with a true crunk set that would make the ATL proud, with nothing but his DJ (and manager) backing him.  Halfway through the show, he was joined by a full band and proceeded to rock the house with…well, a rock set.  If... Read more

Don't Let Me Fall – B.o.B.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nGx3uQoT6s.... Read more

I'll Be in the Sky – B.o.B. (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5EP3KHu-VI.... Read more

Put Me On – B.o.B. (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eny_Bdy9aJ0.... Read more

Nothin' On You – B.o.B. ft. Bruno Mars (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PTDv_szmL0.... Read more

Musings on Foursquare and (at least) 2 More Cents

FourSquare, the social network that allows you to check in at restaurants and stores and tell friends about the things you’re doing and buying there, is getting a lot of press as off late.  Some are projecting it to be THE next big thing (think Twitter and Facebook).  Not everyone... Read more

Catch Me if You Can – Outasight

http://vimeo.com/groups/1555/videos/8835252 This one surprised me with its slinky 70's blaxploitation film sounding sample.  Does his flow remind you of Drake's?.... Read more

Many Moons Short Film – Janelle Monae (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHgbzNHVg0c Janelle Monae is making a LOT of noise after recently turning out hipsters and tastemakers in NYC, as her album release nears.  She has been on the scene for a few years steady building her base (yeah, the old-fashioned way).  A recent opening stint for E. Badu may have... Read more

Over – Drake (download)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lTB1pIg1y0 Is it humanly possible for Drake to live up to the hype?  Only time will tell.  For now, he continues to release solid joints live Over.  Click here for the download..... Read more

The Boondocks – Asheru ft. Raheem Devaughn (download)

Fresh new song from one of the most slept on MCs.  If you like Talib, Common, Black Thought, J-Live or any other MC with something to say about more than whips and chicks, peep this (courtesy of Nahright.com).  Click here to download..... Read more

Never Too Much – Classic Soul and R&B Playlist

Classic joints never get old.  They just get better.  Click here or above to play.  Trackist below: Never Too Much - Luther Vandross Rock With You - Michael Jackson Give Me the Night - George Benson Give it to Me Baby - Rick James September - Earth, Wind and Fire... Read more

Net Neutrality – Do You Want Internet Service Providers Controlling What You Can Access Over the Web?

Court’s decision may have a fundamental access on what content you can access via the web, at what speed you can access that content and which companies control those things.  Is the Internet the new cable? .... Read more

Aziz Ansari Speak on R. Kelly on the Jimmy Kimmel Show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9Na_YF-Ibo Aziz Ansari speaks on R. Kelly.  Is he the new King of Comedy?.... Read more

Kevin Smith on Working With Prince

Kevin Smith details his experience "working" with Prince. .... Read more

The Changemakers Mixtape – Mick Boogie and Friends (Download)

More Mick Boogie.  Is there a better mixtape DJ in the game right now? 1) Oncue - The Changemakers Intro (produced by CJ Luzi) 2) U-N-I - Chillin’ (produced by THX) 3) Don Will feat. The Park - Love Junkie (Wallpaper Remix) 4) Big Pooh - Get It In (produced... Read more

Detention Mixtape – Kidz in the Hall and Mick Boogie (Download)

Lost jewel dropped in 2007. Has there been a better underground rap group since?  Click here to download. 01. Intro 01:09 02. Detention Freestyle 01:50 03. Lose Your Mind 04:03 04. Kickdrums Freestyle 02:28 05. Never Forget 03:00 06. Get Busy Pt.1 02:32 07. Work To Do 03:53 08. Train of Thought... Read more

Window Seat – Erykah Badu (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hVp47f5YZg The Naked Truth - Does Erykah Badu succeed in getting you to question Group Think?.... Read more

Let's Go!!! – Playlist

Old school hip-hop playlist guaranteed to get you hyped. Tracklist below. Click here to play. Notorious B.I.G. – Who Shot Ya? Jay-Z – Rock Star Lil Cease ft. Lil Kim and Puff Daddy – Play Around Big Pun – Glamour Life Mase ft. Puff Daddy – Can’t Nobody Hold Me... Read more

Beats by Kanyeezy

Does anyone else miss Kanye West?  I was at the 2009 VMAs where the infamous Taylor Swift bumrush occurred and I still don't get the backlash against Kanye West.  Yes, he rushed the stage and yes, Taylor Swift was America's sweetheart, but so what?  He had done this so many times... Read more