You cannot put numbers to the amount of people, artists, entertainers, musicians etc etc that were influenced by the King Of Pop. Still, Hip-Hop claimed him for their own. He was ours. No matter how thug, how trill, how pimp, or how much of a cold killer you were; you took your mothafuckin' cool off and you danced with Mike. His energy, sound and soul will forever be a part of us. Sometimes you're listening to Mike and you don't even know it.
We were somewhere in the middle over there. I was trying to get my own personal video but mothafucking Dred called and interrupted my iPhone from recording SMH. This footage will have to do. Don't get me wrong, I thought Cudi was great and very personable. It just didn't sit well with me that the majority of his set were songs that weren't his. Cudi's last mixtape and recently released freestyles are done over other peoples incredible music. Sound familiar? I can't front, it bothers me a lot. Even more so that now because of his popularity, it'll most likely look and feel like I'm copying him? Please don't get it confused, I was the first. And I'm the best. My opinion. He can sing a beautiful hook though I'll say that.
Anyway- it turned out to be a gorgeous night with a beautiful girl by my side, good music and I mean, did you see the sky over the city last night? *Before the show I had the opportunity to speak and give my music to Plain Pat, Kanye West's and Kid Cudi's manager. He was mad cool and one of, if not the most important dudes I've ever given my stuff to yet.
yeah yeah whatever. Anyway I saw these guys perform at the South Street Seaport last night and they really put on an amazing show. After listening to some stuff this morning though, in my opinion, their live performance doesn't quite translate into studio recordings as well as you'd hope for. Too bad. They're incredibly talented and the single "She Loves Everybody" is great. Buy it here ! and support good music !
Here's the Official Video
*Did you know Chester French are signed to Star Trak?
Here's the EPK shot by Nabil Elderkin, for the upcoming studio album by the two legends entitled, Distant Relatives. I love this shit right here. From what you can hear playing, to how it looks, it really could be something epic and special. I am eagerly awaiting.
***T.Shirt Bonus*** I'll be recording a little Nas tribute in the next couple days due to all the fuckery he's going through with his girl. I'm not playing sides but I'm also not a Kelis fan so what the fuck do you want me to do?
Yesterday I got to sit down and kick it with ill rapper from Sweden, Adam Tensta. From having dinner with Nelson Mandela, to doing tracks with Kanye West and Norah Jones, we got into Adam's head a little bit to see what makes the kid tick. On a familiar rooftop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in between weeks of rain in New York City, here are some of the behind the scenes pics.
Looks incredible. Starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, & Anne Hathaway. Supposedly it's more of a sequel then a remake.
*Alice, 17, attends a party at a Victorian estate only to find she is about to be proposed to in front of hundreds of snooty society types. Off she runs, following a white rabbit into a hole and ending up in Wonderland, a place she visited 10 years before yet doesn't remember.
Murdered out war machine, the Dodge Vapor is half car, half spaceship and completely real. Radar-absorbing stealth-black paint, silent mode, biometric verication to enter the cockpit via gull wing doors, night/thermal vision projections on the windshield, over 500 horsepower, and who the hell knows what else.
..and get this, I don't know if my friends have even seen it yet. But when they do.. Nah, but seriously I think it's great that these guys have taken their sound and image so consistently to the next level. I truly respect what they do.
*The pic above has nothing to do with anything except for the fact I kinda like it.
hahaha that is my good friend Chad up there giving a lecture a.k.a. stand up routine at Ignite NYC IV. The idea here is that you have 5 minutes to give a presentation in front of hundreds of people, with a slideshow of pictures being controlled so you don't know what's coming next. Nobody can do it like the Executive Director of Emerging Platforms at Organic, mothafuckin' Chad Stoller.
*Organic is a leading Digital Marketing Agency, and Chad has helped me much. Thanks buddy.
*Rumors all over the place saying they got Jeez. Questions by B Dot:
Early this morning, rumors hit the world wide web that Young Jeezy was stabbed at Luckie Food Lounge in Atlanta and later checked into Grady Memorial Hospital. Although two people were injured, Mr. 17.5 phoned in with Rap Radar to address the allegation against him. Jeezy ain't dead...you nigga's just lying.
Rumors are swirling that you and members of your CTE camp were hurt early this morning at Luckie Lounge in Atlanta. Care to clear it up? Ah man, shout out to DJ Trauma. His 10th anniversary party was crazy. That was the most broads I seen in the city in a long time. The baddest broads I ever seen out in a minute. The party was off the chain.
Do you know what transpired? At the party? We was at the bar. I know they said something broke out, but we ain’t catch nothing. We got up out of the building and we left. Headed back to the studio and kicked it.
Folks are saying that you were stabbed. Someone like who? Something happened to me?
Uh, yeah. Hell no! Niggas stab me? Ain’t no one dead is it? [laughs] Nah, we one hundred, quit playing. I’m a tell you something too man, you better quit listening to them TMZ-ass dudes, man. Com’on man. These internet gangstas—I mean, bitches. Nah, we good man. We one hundred. Everybody we left with was good. Club pretty much closed after that. I ain’t see nothing so I can’t tell ya. We had a ball, man. We got up outta there.
So I take it you didn’t check into Grady Memorial Hospital. Me? I checked into a broad's house. [laughs] If that’s the hospital, then we we’re playing doctor. I’m quite sure there’s some records, you go and check 'em. We good, all bullshit aside. Shout out to DJ Trauma for real. That was one of the flyest parties I been to in a while, man. That shit was crazy.
ILLRAPPER loves Terry Richardson. I see the man all the time in Soho and he looks ever so cool -usually carelessly riding his bicycle down the street. Here are some titresting behind the scene photos of Terry frolicking with a few models from the popular Pirelli Calender he's shooting quite graphically.
*Terry made the Italian Vanity Fair cover as well. Good Grief.
Everyone had to send in a little 30 second video clip (called a Bubble Tweet) rapping or singing a "More Bottles" Remix verse to Wyclef through Twitter. You can check mine out here. I did at about 2am in the morning just playing around with the beat, having fun sitting on my bed. I don't know exactly what's about to happen but I think Clef was saying he's inviting the winners into his Manhattan Studio to record a full "Twitter Remix" haha. Very cool. I'm excited. If you know me, you know it's not about this contest but really about the chance to go, talk to the Refugee and show him what I can do right? Yeeaahh.