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Kanye has a new website and it is pretty solid. Glad his blog is back because it truly is such a well rounded blog and it introduced me to sooo much shit. This is a new video of his track “Coldest Winter” which is off the 2008 album 808′s and Heartbreak! Hard to believe that this was only released two years ago.
***So I have my top lists compiled, I just haven’t been able to fully write it out yet. And since I will be in New York for New Year’s, my top lists will not be out until I get back. Super sorry! I am super excited for y’all to read it still! And within my mixtapes which I DID finish (phewf) are a lot of my favorites of the year and of the decade! Have a great new years and enjoy the mixtapes! Stay tuned for my top lists within two weeks!***
Alright y’all. This mixtape is pretty sick. Not gonna lie. In it, lies some favorite tracks of mine throughout the decade as well as constantly looped tracks of this year! Unforgettable club hits, street bangers, and undeground smashes! This is a mixtape meant for pre-party, pre-drinking, and pre-PAAAAAAAAAAAAIN! I hope your home/car/headphones has a lot of BASS (how low can you go)!
You will need it.
GET READY TO DANCE BITCHEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!
Playlist after the jump!
Courtesy of Nah Right
I know I am a million years late on this. Mais, je m’en fiche! Deal with it jaja. This state of Kanye looks pretty genuine to me. But I don’t really care about that. I care about how AWESOME this performance is of “Run This Town”. I think, one of the best I’ve seen. Finally, Jay-Z steps out of his usual nonchalant stage stupor and is in this, for real. Could Kanye’s near tear state have anything to do with it? And it almost, ALMOST makes me wanna pay the big bucks to see Jay-Z in about a month. We’ll see.
I know I’m a few days late on this…but JESUS this track is killer. Taken from Waffles: Drake spits indignantly, independently, triumphantly; Kanye compares himself to Obama and tires of fame; Wayne’s orbit gets a little more eccentric. Eminem comes with an intricate rhyme scheme and a flamethrower, incinerating this song and laying down what may be the verse of the year.
Look for this track on the soundtrack for the new LeBron James Documentary soon to be released, More Than Just A Game.
Eminem OWNS this song. So sick.
Wow. Wikkid cool video. For their music and my LP review of N.A.S.A. go here.
Gaaah yes I know Kanye did the VH1 Storytellers nearly a month ago, but I never had the time to comment on it. And, with one of my papers handed in today at 3:58 before the 4:00 deadline, I decided to take a break. Amongst movies, music, and dance parties, I re-watched Kanye’s performance on VH1 and it is sooo much better than the first time, which was already pretty rad.
I relish the fact that an artist of this generation has finally re-appropriated the terms entertainer, performer, and artist. All we see and have seen in the past is just the stage, artist, and equipment. Music was just music for these bands. But, then you see people like Owen Pallett of Final Fantasy, Rufus Wainwright, Simian Mobile Disco, and Daft Punk–amongst many others–project their music with more than just the simple violin, guitar, mic, and decks and mixers.
Kanye West, I think, is one of those artists that have taken music and live performances to the next level. I remember seeing his Glow in the Dark a year or so ago, and it was JUST Kanye on stage. No supporting rappers. No MC on the decks. Nothing. Just him and this ridiculous stage illuminating the journey through space that we were going to share with Kanye. He was super stylin’ as usual, wearing one of his millions of sunglasses, rad kicks, and a khaki colored outfit which he refused to take off despite how much it was making him sweat. It was amazing. Never have I seen a hip-hop show break the conventional boundaries of what a live show should look like. But then again, Kanye is a contemporary hip-hop which allows him to do what he does with his shows.
In case you peeps didn’t know, Kanye West will be featured on VH1 “Storytellers” TONIGHT 9/8c.
I am so stoked.
Here’s a video I’ve been meaning to post. Once again, Yeezy proves why he’s one of the best in the game with this video which is art, hurdling past your typical hip hop videos of Dom Perignon’s, bootylicious chicks, fast cars and raining Benjies. Directed by Nabil Elderkin, “Welcome to Heartbreak” uses the datamoshing technique and it is basically a wild acid trip. Unfortunately, they had to drop this video because “someone made it first“. Lamesauce. BAAAH the timing is so close who can say really for sure?! Plus, Kanye’s is way better. Anyways, enjoy and don’t forget to tune in tonight!!!
The Fray cover one of my fave songs off of Kanye’s 808s and Heartbreaks. They strip the original song down completely, leaving only the vulnerability of the lyrics and the added touch of minor guitar chords and the delicate keyboard touch. After hearing this I want The Fray to make an entire cover album of 808s. Damn this song is so effin’ good.