Don’t know why I never got around to posting these videos, but they sure as fuck both deserve to be posted. I love the Nas video, because it’s just so cool that he went back to Queensbridge to shoot it. And the Jay & Ye video is dope for obvious reasons………. Aziz Ansari is in it, and they took a Maybach and turned it into a roller coaster car (yeah, I just made that up). Hip-Hop is great!
I’ve been waiting on this for a while. Cole became one of my favorite artists soon after I heard The Warm Up in 2009… wow that was a long time ago. There are so many reasons why he is so great in my eyes, but you really should buy this album and hear for yourself. After several listens I can honestly say that I love it (however I replaced “In The Morning” with “Return of Simba” because I have already heard the former too many times). Features include Jay-Z, Drake & Missy Elliot (who shocked me with how nice her input was), while production comes mostly from Jermaine himself (1 reason why he is great) as well No I.D., The Univercity, and L&X Music. FYI: The experience of this album actually ends after the song “Breakdown” and NOT “Work Out”, which is a bonus track that iTunes failed to labels as one.
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Jay-Z’s website put together this beautiful ode to New York starring a bunch of supermodels. Life is good.
These are my two favorite albums of the year (so far). Original, soulful, and beautiful experiences. Take my advice and purchase:
Shawn Carter is unsurprisingly the first rapper to ever collaborate with Sade. The result is awesome. This is also produced by Drake’s right-hand-man Noah “40” Shebib, which is ironic because Drizzy had publicly stated a desire to work with the British singer.