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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010


THE WORDPLAY OF THE WEEK goes to Jay-Z with his verse on FREE MASON With Rick Ross. Like most verse's laid down by King Hove this one was also quite Legendary!

N-ggas couldn’t do nothing with me
they put the devil on me
I would have preferred if n-ggas squeeze the metal on me
Rumours of Lucifer
I don’t know who to trust
whole world want my demise turn my music up
here me clearly, if y’all niggas fear me
just say y’all fear me
f-ck all these fairy tales
go to hell
This is God engineering
This is a Hail Mary pass,
y’all interfering
he without sin shall cast the first stone
so y’all look in the mirror
double check your appearance
b-tch I said I was amazing
Not that I’m a Mason
It’s amazing that I made it though the maze that I was in
Lord forgive me I never would’ve made it without sin
lyrics courtesy of
Holy water my face in the basin
Diamonds in my Rosary shows He forgave him
B-tch I’m red hot, I’m on my third six but the devil I’m not
My Jesus peice flooded but thou shall not covet
keep your eyes off my cupboard I’m a bad motherf-cker
it’s HOV
just say you love it

Monday, August 9, 2010


I recently had the chance to ask Luxx a few questions on her many talents and her LIVE Lifestyle. She's a very optimistic young woman with a grasp on her goals in life and her pursuit to make it. Her ability to be herself has allowed her to begin her journey to success, and give her self the fuel to be recognized as a artistic innovator by all her peers. She loves keeping her mind stimulated, which is a great excuse to stay busy. She's most commonly recognized for shooting and editing video's and her photography, she's also quite capable of keeping a smile on everyone's face. Luxx is currently working with her brother @awesomecab on several video projects under Acab & Asessina Productions. Her social network and all her fiends allow her to keep pushing towards her goal of being recognized as a Videographer and as a Photographer. Luxx is currently working on building her photography portfolio, Her design work which she didn't discuss much as well as a short movie project with her right hand lady @Mimithefox . I asked Luxx what gave her the drive that allowed her to keep going, she said "I've been dreaming of building an empire since I was younger, and I have a great team of people who I choose to surround myself with that keep me positive and alive". The opinion of those closest to you always mean the most, even though we may not always see it. She is also known as a Rapper to those closest to her. With time Luxx will be recognized for her talents and establish herself as well as her trademark. Luxx artistic vision will allow her to stand out, and cause an impact on the world.

"My mind is my temple. Precious and Rich but it offers obstacles for all who try to dig for a piece of it."
(it defines me in a nutshell.)


Here Today...Gone Tomorrow

Everyone has the right to be heard. In this day and age the majority of us all have an opinion on a subject we love enough to voice it. Coming from Brooklyn, New York Kenny Nero experienced the life of the average street kid, although this story sounds common, Kenny has witnessed a handful in which you hear in every verse he delivers. I asked Kenny what makes him different he replied, "Its jus bein diverse nah mean I don't limit myself, I could be a visionary on the beat and the next track I'm poppin bottles and gettin twisted or I could be on my bite a nigga head off shit and then the next I'm talkin bout shorty". With The Notorious B.I.G. being his biggest influence you can understand why its crucial for him to make it as a Rapper and more importantly set up a foundation for the people in his life. "The people I'm around influence me more cause I'm not just doing it for me I'm doing it for us nah mean" that's something we can all relate to because its not uncommon to want to reach a goal in order to watch others around you succeed as well. With the guidance and support of his uncle Marci, I have supreme belief that Kenny can one day be heard by the masses and set a place for himself in the Hip-Hop scene. Kenny has managed to create a buzz for himself in Mt.Pocono, Pennsylvania which he did without much help. "My favorite track ever is and will forever be "Juicy" by Biggie "born sinner the opposite of a winner remember when I use to eat sardines for dinner" I fucks wit it cause its tells you a story of a nigga comin from nuttin to something". Its common influences from average people that enable regular people like you and me to follow goals, and make our dreams into our reality's. Although Kenny was quite discreet towards who he's currently working with towards creating new music, give him a hear and you can hear the hunger in his voice. Kenny Nero' competitive mind-state allows him to continue making music, stay driven, and stay relevant. The ambition Kenny has shown his fans is enough to establish himself and begin to build himself up as a brand, all he needs is great focus and a strong team behind him in order to make it. The positive attitude Kenny possesses will allow him to make some great connections. "In the game I see myself climbing and competing with the best for that #1 and I say climbing because you can only get better at what you do if you doin for a while". If you show persistence and invest in yourself others will invest in you as well, and your goal will be achieved with those who believed in you from the start.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Who Said They Were Retro's?

Back in the day we would pay $100 - $150 on a pair of quality Retro Jordan's, unfortunately that hasn't changed much. Although prices may have stayed the same the quality and the features have not changed. When the Retro eleven's were released the patent leather material was stronger and less likely to crease in the front, now in days they crease immediately after their first time worn. Many Sneaker heads would agree that not only the quality of the material of the Retro has declined but the designs that been coming out more recently aren't making any noise either. Although the Retro Jordan brand is trying to appeal to a younger more athletic demographic, the truth of the matter is people with jobs buy the sneakers. The original buyers and users of the Retro are fashion conscientious people who are willing to spend that amount of money on a classic brand. The creators and designers at Jordan should put more effort towards the Retro's being that's what built the Jordan Foundation. We grew up idolizing Micheal Jordan for his quality skills in Basketball that's why we bought Retro because we wanted to play and style in high quality. The Jordan company owes its dedicated retro fans and good sneaker, maybe I'm just speaking out loud but The Jordan Brand Needs to step it up!


The New York City Hip-Hop scene is about to get a face lift, as Queens Rapper Cee Money prepares to unleash his sophomore mixtape "Fly High or Get Flown Over". His buzz began generating after he released a track titled "Deadly When I Pull The Pen Out" which basically spoke for itself as he began gaining immediate attention. Cee even managed to win his first Hip Hop competition, proving to himself that he was worthy for the Hip Hop lifestyle he wanted to follow. The confidence within Cee allowed him to name his first mixtape "I Am The Future" which he dropped on March 9 as a tribute to Notorious B.I.G. In only two years time Cee Money has established himself as a genuine Rapper, his Freestyle's alone are a force to be reckoned with!

With the current single "Summer Time" taking off on the Internet, Cee prepares to make the video which will be shot by Seb from Down Bottom Films. The video will be shot in Washington Heights on the day of The Dominican Festival, which is a perfect time to grasp that summer feel which will be everywhere that day. I have superior confidence in Cee and his pursuit to be the first Rapper to come out of Woodside, Queens and make a name for his himself along with his neighborhood. I had the chance to hear ten of his new tracks which I deemed all mixtape worthy, although Cee might disagree (lol). Either way he's the truth! I give him two more years before he's lyrically recognized as a realist, and viewed as an asset to the Hip Hop community. His persistence is exceptional and his humble approach is the pivot to get him where he needs to be in life. When I asked Cee Money what makes you who you are he replied,"Basically I'm living like a Legend and Ima die as an Icon".

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Mixtape Of The Week - The Albert Anastasia EP

The Mixtape Of The Week goes to Rick Ross with "The Albert Anastasia EP". The intro was provided by P. Diddy who opened the tape with a digital warning, it was ill to say the least. His premiere track was "MC Hammer" which was cleverly named according to the lavish spending Ross is know for Lex Luger did a great job with the beats he provided for the mix tape, the summer banger "BMF" being a prime example. Listening to the rest of the mix tape I noticed that Ross' grittiness and "Fat Man" presence has grown to become attributes for his image. The track "Money Maker" produced by Boi-1da is a thunder joint. with Ross giving a shout out to Weezy, telling him to hold his head in prison.

Trey Songz and Rapper Baby even made cameos in the song, "All I Need", is definitely a great song for the ladies with a soulful beat. Another song for the ladies titled, "Sweet Life" featuring John Legend who also produced the record, provided to be sensual delivering the nonchalant vibe. "Super High" produced by DJ Clark Kent featuring Ne-Yo proved to be a smokers pick, taking you higher and higher with each verse delivered by Ross. One track had that old school feel to it which was "Knife Fight" featuring Kool G Rap, with a The Notorious B.I.G sample on the hook along with another sample with Jadakiss. If there was a track I found weak it was "White Sand", although the beat was dope the features by the members of Ross' camp Triple C's were just not up to par.

Last but not least he ended the EP with the track "300 Soldiers" which Ross spoke about vices that bring down artist such as Pills, Groupies, and Haters. Ross even added a bonus track called, "Nasty" featuring Masspike Miles which was one for the freaky ladies tuning in, it had a good bounce for a bonus track. The EP proved to be a good one for Rick Ross as he ended up adding some of the songs to his current album "Teflon Don". It's definitely a good listen if you like Rick Ross; the line up and the production was well composed and gave listeners good insight on the album.I still find myself yelling,

Sunday, August 1, 2010

"Pass That" - Word Play of The Week

This is the 3rd verse from a song about weed by a young aspiring
writer named Mona S. At only 16 years old, she's managed to take
the inspiration her brother Spade instilled in her, to develop
a voice of her own.

Pass that, & don't give it two thoughts/
Probably the most famous thing that's sought/
As long as we proceed to seek & retrieve/
Don't you wonder who planted the first seed?/
Look what it lead to, I prolly woulda done it too/
Without thinkin' it thru, it reveals yourself to you/
It was made for us, thus, marijuana grows/
So we just continue to puff, puff, pass the dro/
Our ablazed drained brain right after the haze/
Crossin' our fingers a little hopin' the vibe stays/
We hypnotized as soon as we see the lighter/
As the flame creates, our life gets brighter/
Damn man, & I'm just bein' blunt cus/
The feelin' be zoomin' thru from our feet up/
Bring up the L to yuh lips & tongue/
Just close your eyes & your mind for once.../

To read the rest of Mona S.' song "Pass That" here is the link.