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That Nas leak from the new "Life Is Good" Album… it definitely does NOT suck.

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Again… short sweet and to the point. When I got done running errands, doing some work on the internets and cooking dinner, It looks like Nas (or someone) leaked a brand new track (possibly the lead single, wouldn’t be mad) to the internets for us to review. And I have to tell you… this does NOT suck in the least. Not at all. As in, I’m geeked to see what else this dude comes out with. Nas is back to “Nasty.”

With a HEAVY 80s influence, dope break beats, and everything that ever made me happy as a kid growing up in hip hop, Nasty Nas is basically letting you know hes back. And its GREAT times.

Since Haiku player is acting a bit funny right now… just go ahead and listen/download the link by clicking here. And spread the word. This is nice.
*Update: Or just use the player I got going for you right here.
http://on.hulkcdn.com/static/embed.swf

Enjoy.

You know that awesome song in that New Honda CRV Commercial? It's Mr. Little Jeans – "Rescue Song (RAC Remix)." Links:

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Yeah. Not what I was expecting either. Wow.

This one I actually had to look up. Did it two weeks ago, but were just now catching up with my own musically overactive brain. Thought I should take the time to post it up here and now before I forgot what it was again. Popping up in the Honda CRV “Forecast” Commercial, I figured I could take the time to find out what it was so I can replay the sh*t out of it at any given time. Songs name? “The Rescue Song.” And its Mr. Little Jean. And yeah. Not a guy. Shes a rather beautiful lady with beautiful electronica/trance/synth 808-laced composed song that has my attention at the moment. I’m glad I looked her up. Finding her Soundcloud page was an victory of gigantic proprotions, discovering awesome remakes of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” all over her page. Along with other awesomeness. I’m a fan, hope she keeps it up.

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F6536458 Rescue Song (RAC Remix) by Mr Little Jeans

Enjoy.

This is the Chapter 8 | "I Just Wanna Be Your Girl" (Anita Baker's First Appearances) Appreciation Post.

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Man. You dont know how much I love this song.

When it plays, I’m overwhelmed by the vivid memories of waking up early sunday mornings… that soft yellow morning light breaking through the shades in my room, the sounds and smells of a focused Mom in the kitchen handling pancakes, turkey sausages cooking, the vinyl player already active and alive with Chapter 8 on the stereo speakers. Along with being a certified Soul Music Classic, theres a certain comforting feeling I associate with this song that expands far outside of its lyrical topic (which just happens to be beautiful, by the way).

Soul, Funk and Disco influenced, Chapter 8 was Anita’s first band and foray into the music industry back in 1979. Unfortunately, some moron at Ariola Records (which was their label at the time), dropped the band after one album, citing that the times and music had changed, and that Anita Baker could not sing (slap them). The label eventually folded. Funny though… Anita eventually rebounded with a new label and her first Solo Record, the legendary “Songstress.” I love how she won in the long run. With all the issues behind the Chapter 8 album, it made physical copies of the record, especially in vinyl (we got that though), very hard to find. Until I got incredibly lucky one day at amoeba. Thank you, Music Jebus.

If you’re interested in some classic soul | old school love music… or if you just need some good Sunday Morning Music (trust me), go ahead and listen to Chapter 8 | Anita Baker – I Just Want To Be Your Girl.
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Later kids.

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May 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Alert: Da Brat is still spitting harder than the Average (Female?) Rapper. YouTubed Proof:

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I have a special place in my heart for Da Brat. I really do. On top of being the very first Female MC to have a platinum record (no seriously, google it), Funkdafied still gets rotation often in my random hip hop album plays.
Now despite her absence for a few years previous to her 3-year sentence she just finished for clocking a hoodbooger over the head with a glass bottle and being sent to jail (oh boy), Da Brat clears parole, sneaks into the studio with Bryan Barber, Allen Iverson and Jermaine, hops on the mic and resumes spitting like nothing ever happened. Hasn’t lost a step when it comes to that flow. Sounds like she gained a few steps, really.
My hope is that she realizes to not waste anymore time, see that this is the time for female rappers to get it in right now, and drop some spectacular s*** on us thats been long due. But I digress…

Here’s Brat in the studio with Jermaine Dupri going in over Chris Brown’s “Look At Me Now” beat. I’m impressed.

Please Musical Jebus. Let there be more. Amen.

Music Nerdery Loves and is Cheering For The Cool Kids. Especially when they make Hip Hop like This (link):

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Well thats a win.

Wow. Bundle Up (Click Here). That Epic Minimalist 80s Hip Hop that I LOVE (thanks potholes).

After FINALLY getting off that bullshit Chocolate label, horrible contract they were on and moving up to Green Label Sound, it looks like this is the lead off single from their aptly and awesomely titled “When Fish Ride Bicycles.” I can’t wait. I’ve been waiting for something in full from these boys after seeing them go on right before The Noisettes at Detour Festival 2007. We need more hip hop like this. FUN.

Pennies. What Up Man. Black Mags. 88. Knocked Down. These dude have a legacy of feeding that old school hip hop revival sound that seems to be hot right now. And I can’t WAIT for them to get back to this full-time. Good luck boys.

Trailer Leak from the Thundercats CGI Movie. Watch it before the YouTube Nazis take it down.

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Taken from the awesomeness that is LA Snark.
I’m not too sure how to feel about this, but then again, I’m  not too sure on how I feel about a lot of things lately.

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February 15, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Lupe Fiasco Samples Modest Mouse. This is the kind of stuff I’m into.

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*waits for it*

Seems like I’m late to the party just a little bit, and I’m trying to play catch-up. The more it circulates and the more I read around, I see that it is catching a lot of criticism from people who do not like the way that Modest Mouse was sampled, and then there are the old crotchety music nerds that just don’t like it when two different genres collide. I, on the other hand, don’t really give a sh*t about all that and usually endorse and support epic moments where two completely different forms of music combine. Popping up as MTVJams newest “Jam Of The Week” and finally catching my attention, Lupe’s latest single, “The Show Goes On” is a tribute to charging forward in trying times… like right before a major show. I’m not so much intrigued by the song so much as the sample and usage of Modest Mouse’s “Float On” in the song… He just happened to pull out one of my favorite singles from one of my favorite albums. Kudos for that.

Watch below, and enjoy.