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Bosstown Cypher Series Volume 1 Episode 1

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Chilla Jones, recently known for his highly regarded Rap Battles on URL, KOTD & other battle leagues, gives local artists from his hometown and chance to show and prove. This video is part 1 of a series of acapella cyphers that went down.
this episode features
Ace da Truth, Legit & J Bandit. More episodes coming soon! Presented by Chilla Jones & DJ 2Thirteen~

Chill with Chilla Contest/ Win FREE Tickets to Total Slaughter!

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Chilla Jones is Currently running a contest to win a pair of tickets to the Biggest Rap Battle Event of the year, Total Slaughter. Featuring Joe Budden Vs. Hollow Da Don & The Official Rematch of Murda Mook Vs. Loaded Lux. Just go to http://www.ChillaJones.com and buy any t-shirt. Its pretty simple. Check out the video for more details~


Michael Johnson, 400 Meter World Record Video/ Throwback Post



Now that my college track and field career is over as an athlete, I couldn't help to think about how incredibly slow I am, at least compared to the 400 meter world record time set by Michael Johnson. People always say how I am o so fast... but they don't know fast. My fastest 400 meter time was during my freshman year in 2004 at the end of the outdoor track and field season at Bates College. During a 4x400 relay, I ran a sub 48 in the anchor leg. During that same track meet (either NESCAC Championships or New England's D3 championships... google it lol), I ran my fastest open time of 49.09. During my sophomore year I got caught up with rugby and decided not to run track anymore. Looking back, I wish I stuck with it. I wonder how much faster I could have ran. Possibly a school record, 47.04? I don't if I would have ran that fast, but I know I would have been moving.


So I was fast but nothing great. Michael Johnson on the other hand, well he was amazingly fast. And supposedly his running form was awful, but who's to say his form is bad considering the fact that he has the fastest time ever recorded. Even Usain Bolt can't even compete with MJ in the 400, although I think he could if he properly trained for it. When Bolt was about 17 years old, he ran 45 seconds during the second leg of a 4x400 meter relay. CRAZY! But Johnson's world record performance set back at the 1999 Seville World Championships was on another level... he literally left his competitors in his dust. The previous record stood for about 11 years. Johnson's record has stood for 15 years so far... I wonder when it will be broken, if ever?!? But for now, enjoy the unorthodox running of the best to ever do it~

Reviewing Private Ryan in 2014 / MOVIE REVIEW "Saving Private Ryan" (1998)

 

Though I’ve only written a few movies reviews before, I feel like this movie is simply one of those movies that deserve a special place somewhere. Even though it’s old and has gotten the credit it very much deserves, it still just isn’t enough. Yes, you guessed right. I am definitely talking about the 1998 Steven Speilberg Oscar winner Saving Private Ryan. Initially, when I started watching the movie I honestly didn’t have high expectations from it because I have never really been much of a Speilberg fan. But my love for Tom Hanks’ theatrical ability compelled me to watch the movie. The first few minutes of the movie are quite slow, stagnant and painstaking especially when the, “all grown up” private Ryan is walking towards the graveyard. It might be quite emotional but we don’t know the backstory behind the emotional breakdown that Private Ryan faces when he is in the graveyard so we can’t relate to it. As the first few minutes end, we see sort of a cheesy flashback. I mean, seriously, flashbacks are always cheesy. They have been done so many times over the history of Hollywood that I can’t tend to them kindly. I absolutely abhor them. So that took my expectations a little down from the movie but then I was like, okay, I should give this a chance. I mean, it has all these Oscars and whatnot. It has to be good, right?


And so I did exactly that. As the soldiers sail through the waters and we see the fear that is so eloquently elaborated in the eyes of the actors, I got some of my expectations back. And then, when they finally arrive at the beach—bullets. That’s it. Out of nowhere. You simply don’t expect things to happen that fast and I suppose it’s a good thing, right? But that’s not why it makes Saving Private Ryan one of the best movie to be ever released. It is the perfect portrayal of emotion. The regret, guilt, fear, hatred, responsibility and even love we feel for others. There’s one of the scenes that stuck in my mind and I just can’t let go of it. When the opposing army is shooting at the US army, we come across a man lying down on his back with his insides hanging out as he is crying for his mother. I just can’t forget that scene. There is so much power enthralled within that one moment. We see a brave soldier who was brave enough to walk into the mouth of death knowing all the consequences but even then, a man who was prepared to die, could not ignore how terrible life is when it is snatched away from you and all you can do is become a little child begging for their mother. It is the portrayal of the power of life and how weak human beings truly are. There is a strange beauty in the sadness that I feel when I watch that scene. There are many scenes like that where Speilberg shows how delicate life is and how irrelevant it becomes in warfare. As we progress through the movie, I especially got fond of the moments when everything would slow down in Captain Miller’s (Tom Hanks) mind and all he can feel is guilt and fear as he watches his men who die in front of his eyes. He is desperate to save them. In any way he can. A part of him knows that he will lose a lot of men but that doesn’t matter. He expels all rationality and simply does his best. He does the right thing. This is seen as he drags one of his men towards safety but the opposing army bombs that exact place and all that Captain Miller is left with is the upper body of his soldier. We can see the disbelief in the eyes of Captain Miller. That is why Tom Hanks is magical. He can make you flow with emotion without even uttering a single word. Or sometimes even by uttering a single word (Wilson! Wilson! Wilson!).



Apart from Tom Hanks’ acting, the entire cast is amazing. I mean seriously. It’s the perfect recipe. The dramatic section of Tom Hanks’ acting ability, Matt Damon’s improvisational skills, Barry Pepper’s attitude, Vin Diesel’s mere bulk and Giovanni Ribisi’s dramatic acting—it doesn’t get any better. I must comment on the directing skills of Speilberg. He definitely is entitled to all the fame and praise that he gets. I may not know much about directing since I am merely an admirer of movies but as a member of the audience, I can say that watching that movie actually makes you feel like you’re in there with them, to hell with these modern 3-D effects. You don’t need 3-D effects if you have a man like Speilberg directing the film.

Though I do feel that somewhere in the ending of the movie, it loses its pace that it had in the beginning. Personally, I feel like the wait for the boss battle at the end of the movie is put off for too long and not many exciting things happen during that almost making the person lose interest. Even though I admit that when Captain Miller asks Private Ryan to remember something he did with his brothers is truly heartbreaking but there is simply too much time gap to be filled up by that single scene.


Finally, I must commend Jeremy Davies (Corporal Upham) on perfectly executing his character. The socially awkward bookworm who is put in a situation he has never been in. Now, in most movies we would expect such a character to rise above all odds and face his fears but that’s what makes Saving Private Ryan so good. It is realistic. How is possible for a map making translator to rise to the level of a war hero? It is not and that’s exactly what happens in the movie. He tries his best but he has simply never been in a situation like that. So, he does the only thing he can; save himself.
In all fairness, I think this movie is one of the movies to watch before you die. And I mean it. I give this particular movie 9 out of 10 stars.


Written by Sarmad Ishtiaq.
Student at Bates College.
Professional Bullshitter.

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Professional Sports Reel/ Correspondent and Video Producer


Many people are aware of my video production experience but most aren't familiar with the amount of time I have spent covering sports. Primarily high school football and basketball, I have also covered soccer, lacrosse and a few other sporting events on the high school and college level. Hired by contract, I have had the opportunity to meet future (and now current) professional athletes before they make it to the big stage. I have traveled throughout New England to the mid-west and as south as Florida loving every second of it. As you can see in my professional sports reel, I have interviewed and/ or filmed former Celtics and current Clippers Head Coach Doc Rivers, Austin Rivers of the New Orleans Hornets, Boston Celtics star Jared Sullinger, UCONN football commitment Arkeel Newsome, former UCLA basketball star and 2014 NBA Draft prospect Kyle Anderson, Reggie Bullock of the Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic's Tobias Harris, former Florida State University running back and 2014 NFL Draft prospect James Wilder Jr., former Chicago Bears center Edwin Williams and literally hundreds of others. Although I created this sports reel in 2012, it still looks better than most of the professional sports reels that I have stumbled across in 2014. So check it out, and do not hesitate to contact me if your are looking to hire a talented, hardworking and enthusiastic sports correspondent, videographer or editor.

McDonald's; Too Slow To Change Equals Slow Sales


So we all know McDonald's is leading the race in the fast-food industry. Whether we are talking about America or Internationally, they are a powerhouse. One of the critical components that should be credited for their continued success has been their breakfast but some of their competitors such as Taco Bell are starting to break into the $50 billion industry. Now clearly @McDonalds will not be going anywhere and they will continue to dominate things however they will also continue to see a slow decline in their sales. And their new attempt to update Ronald McDonald's clothes wont help too much either (or the new #RonaldMcDonald), although I do think they were both long overdue. The Blazer isn't too bad on him but I don't know, I think they need to offer more healthy options like sandwiches and subs if they want to remain at the top of the ladder. But for the time being, I guess the brand marketing has been affective to some degree. After all, it has some of us talking about it although I don't even think the new outfit is even that contemporary. But either way, I'm unfortunately about to hit up @Subway... maybe I'll visit Ronald another day~



And on McDonald's facebook page they made fun of Taco Bell and their attempt to get some of that breakfast money... 


"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."

Goodie Mob "Thought Process" Throwback Post


Off of Goodie Mob's 1995 debut album, Soul Food featured one of best examples of classic southern rap. The record "Thought Process" touches on issues involving race, violence, drugs and class, like most other rap and hip hop songs. But unlike much of the rap music that is being played on MTV or the mainstream radio stations, they aren't necessarily promoting gang violence or the consumption of drugs, but instead explaining why some men in the black community get engaged with them. And I know some of you youngins might not be familiar with this record or album, but just give it a try. Beat is laid back and smooth but yet fast enough to keep your head rocking to the funky fresh vibe. And featuring Andre 3000 who is part of the Outkast duo and also a fellow Dungen Family member, blesses the track with a verse that probably needs a few listens before you even comprehend half of what he's getting at. Time is flying by way too fast, can't believe it's almost been 20 years since this dropped. I'm just glad I was reminded of it, I wasn't old enough to even appreciate or understand what they were saying. We need more conscious rap and hip hop music like this. Dope track, and one that tends to be overlooked and forgotten... especially with respect to southern rap and hip hop.



Tupac Shakur Animation Cartoon/ PBS Blank on Blank Series


The second video that I am posting from the Blank on Blank series is with Tupac. In what sounds like a small diner, interviewer Benjamin Svetkey gets Tupac to speak about his future and some of the hardships he was dealing with as a successful rapper. Its crazy to think this interview took place twenty years ago, back in 1994. Always keeping it real, I especially enjoyed Tupac's response when asked about the press, "Just as much truth as I bring to my work, a journalist should bring that much truth to their work. Why do I have honor and you guys don't have honor? I'm not a journalist, I'm a fucking thug."

Classified X / Documentary on the History of Racist Stereotypes of African Americans in Cinema


Recently a college professor suggested that I watch a documentary called Classified X from actor and director Melvin Van Peebles. Now the name rang a bell, but something was off... until it came to me, Mario Van Peebles. Mario was the actor from New Jack City, Ali, and Carlitos Way among many other movies and TV shows. Melvin is Mario's father who played a critical role in the film industry, often credited for the first blaxploitation film with his movie Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song which was released before Shaft. But that is enough background info about the director. Classified X was released in 1998, and the fact that I am just stumbling across it is kind of upsetting. More people need to be aware of documentaries like this. Very educational and informative, it explores the racially stereotyped portrayal of African Americans in American film and television over the past 100 years. If you are interested in learning about American cinema-film and television, racism in America or the representation of African Americans, then you have come to the right place. Not only does this documentary speak on the portrayal of African Americans but also the power of these illustrations and how they "mess with my mind" as Melvin put it. Stay open minded to Melvins thoughts and ideas, and I promise it will shine a light on the dark things you have seen.

You can order a high quality version of the DVD here! But just so you know it is worthy, I found the entire documentary uploaded on YouTube in 6 parts. Not the best quality since it was uploaded a while ago, but it gets the job done. Enjoy~











Chromeo feat. Toro y Moi "Come Alive" Official Music Video


So this is a new record that I'm diggin. Good vibes, funky and refreshing, this is the perfect record to kick things off on this snowy Febuarary morning. I honestly don't know much about either of these artist but I like the chemistry they have together. It's all about living in the present, and if you aren't... well then, you just might need to come alive~

Unlocking The Truth Band - Black Boys Who Make Heavy Metal and Hard Rock (Video Interview)


Wow, so its not everyday that I feel like I am inspired by little kids... at least not like best friends Malcolm Brickhouse and Jarad Dawkins... there is also a bass player named Alec Atkins, but for whatever reason he wasn't part of this interview. While most black kids in the city want to be rappers or listen to rap and hip hop, these two brothas are creating their own path and going in a different direction... heavy metal. I am a big believer in doing things your own way and when you are truly ready, so seeing this video is great. Its inspiring. I personally love all types of music, not so much heavy metal but occasionally there are songs here and there that I enjoy. But this is exactly the type of message I try to preach, do what makes you happy. Be you! ~ Enjoy ~  @UnlocktheTruth3 @TheReelAce




Sam Smith "Money On My Mind" Official Music Video/ 'In the Lonely Hour'


So by now you may be familiar with the British singer Sam Smith because of his vocals used in the Disclosure song "Latch"... if you don't know that record check it out here. But Sam Smith is definitely earning an award or two before the year is over, this dude can sing. He has a unique soulful voice that really caught my attention in the record "Money on My Mind" which he dropped at the end of 2013. Now that it is 2014 and he has made a buzz, he just released an official music video... I believe it is his first major video. And being my first post of 2014 (Yes I've been busy with school and other commitments) this is a perfect way to start the new year... something different. I mean money is clearly an important part of our lives but knowing that its not always about the money is a comforting feeling. "I do it for the love"~ Enjoy~ @SamSmithWorld @TheReelAce

"The Contrast of Evil" Documentary/ The Villain Character as a Theory


A brand new documentary from the homie Dante Luna, it looks at the significance of the evil villain or "the other" in movies and shows. Although the villain character is usually recognized, the elements that are required to actually construct this "other"are not examined, and this is where "The Contrast of Evil" comes into the picture. Definitely check it out, you will see many familiar faces... cough cough... the Power Rangers and Danny Glove among many others~


@DanteLuna @TheReelAce

Filmed: Saturday 11/02/13 & Sunday 11/03/13 at the Rhode Island Comic Con in Providence, Rhode Island.

"Contrast of Evil" is a documentary on villain theory. I spoke with people who love stories and asked them to reflect on their feelings of the "bad guy." My intention isn't to persuade the world to think any one way about the idea of darkness in entertainment. This is a conversation piece that explores the contrast of evil in art and how it relates to life. 

executive producer Steve Perry
directed, produced & edited by dante luna
co-produced by Joe Goulart, Mr. FlakoVeli & Sito Sosa

features:
Danny Glover, Ernie Hudson, David Yost, Walter Jones, Barbara Goodson, Paul Schrier, Jason Narvy, Kerrigan Mahan, Steven Cardenas, Terry Kiser, Jack O'Halloran, Mike Lilly, Allen Bellman, James Tolkan, Claudia Wells, Mark Texeira, Rich Buckler, Sal Lizard the Vampire Santa, Tonya Ceramics, Nicole Marie Jean, John Amos, William Forsythe, Simon Fisher-Becker & Richard Hatch

Frank Fetti "Socks & Sandals" Official Music Video


A brand new video and record from the homie Frank Fetti... this is that new heat with an old school flow. Something perfect to bump if your just chillin and rollin up. With the help of G.Nellz and CT Ike, we have a some nice visuals in this music video. And if your feelin this look out for his Free EP "Cloud9" which is coming next month~



@FrankFetti @Gnellz @CTike @TheReelAce

Beastie Boys Animation Cartoon/ PBS Blank on Blank Series


A very cool series from Blank on Blank, they basically create cartoon animations over exclusive never before heard interviews. Relatively short videos about 3-7 minutes long, they feature famous public figures who have entertained, inspired and influenced all of us someway or another. This first video that I am going to post is with the Beastie Boys. Adrock, MCA and Mike D are pioneers in the rap community, and as you can hear, even in 1985 they were stirring things up. I especially love how they bring up the whole, "you guys are white, so your music is only for white people" talk. Their response is money and actually part of the reason I do believe there should be a different genra for suburban oriented rap/hip hop musician and fans called frat rap. Now do I really care, no not so much... just food for thought. But check out this video, its dope~




Best Pimp Slap Ever Video/ LOL


This Brazilian dude slaps the hell out of his buddy. This white guy has no idea how to react and walks off looking so confused hahaha. This is great. All you can do is laugh~

Gillie Da Kid ft. Pusha T "Tryna Get Me One" Official Music Video


Damn, how did I let this one slip by me. Two ill underrated rappers on one track... plus director Bobby Yan has some nice visuals in this zombie infested city. Track is money, most people already know Pusha is a beast, but Gillie has been doin his thing for years and still hasn't gotten the recognition he deserves. Some Philly and VA ish~



@Gilliedakid @Pusha_T  @TheReelAce

Javon Johnson "Cuz He's Black" Video/ 2013 National Poetry Slam Second Place



Performing during the semifinals of the 2013 National Poetry Slam for Da Poetry Lounge in Boston, Massachusetts, Javon Johnson spit some knowledge. "Cuz He's Black" speaks about some of the hardships Black men and boys have to deal with while growing up here in America. DPL somehow took second place in the tournament. I wish there was a video for the winner... cause Javon did the damn thang in this. Being black and an uncle, this touches home. Powerful stuff.


Below is the text from the poem...

So I'm driving down the street with
my 4-year-old nephew.
He, knocking back a juice
box, me, a Snapple, today y'all
we are doing manly shit. I love
watching the way his mind works.
He asks a million questions.
Uncle, why is the sky blue?
Uncle, how do cars go?
Uncle, why don't dogs talk?
Uncle, uncle, uncle, he asks,
uncle, uncle, uncle, he asks
uncle uncle uncle
as if his voice box is
a warped record. I try my best
to answer every question, I do.
I say it's because the way
the sun lights up the outer space.
It's because engines
make the wheels go.
It's because their minds aren't
quite like ours. I say Yes.
No. No. Yes. No. Yes. No. I don't know.
Who knows? Maybe. We laugh.
He smiles at me, looks out the window,
spots a cop car, drops his seat
and says,
"Oh man, Uncle, 5-0, we gotta hide."
I'll be honest. I'm not happy
with the way we raise our Black boys.
Don't like the fact that
he learned to hide
from the cops before
he knew how to read.
Angrier that his survival
depends more on
his ability to deal
with the "authorities"
than it does his own literacy.
"Get up," I yell at him. "In this car, in this family,
we are not afraid
of the law."
I wonder if he can hear
the uncertainty in my voice.
Is today the day he learns
that uncle is willing to lie to him,
that I am more human
than hero?
We both know the truth
is far more complex than
do not hide. We both know too many
Black boys who disappeared.
Names lost.
Know too many Trayvon Martins
Oscar Grants
and Abner Louimas, know too many
Sean Bells, and Amadou Diallos
Know too well that we are
the hard-boiled sons of Emmett Till.
Still, we both know
it's not about whether or not
the shooter is racist,
it's about how poor Black boys
are treated as problems
well before we are treated as people.
Black boys in this country
cannot afford
to play cops and robbers
if we're always considered the latter,
don't have the luxury
of playing war
when we're already in one.
Where I'm from,
seeing cop cars drive
down the street feels a lot
like low-flying planes in New York
City. Where I'm from, routine traffic
stops are more like mine
fields, any wrong move
could very well mean your life.
And how do I look my nephew in his apple face
and tell him to be strong when we both know
black boys are murdered every day, simply
for standing up for themselves? I take him
by the hand, I say
be strong. I say be smart. Be kind, and polite.
Know your laws. Be aware of
how quickly your hands move
to pocket for wallet or ID,
be more aware of how quickly
the officer's hand moves to holster, for gun.
Be Black. Be a boy and have fun,
because this world will force you to
become a man much quicker
than you need to.
"Uncle," he asks, "what happens
if the cop is really mean?"
And, it scares me to
know that he, like
so many Black boys,
is getting ready for a war
I can't prepare him for.

@Javonism @TheReelAce

Chilla Jones "Control Boston" Official Record / Alyssa Marie "Mr. Lamar" Official Music Video


S/O the homie DJ 2Thirteen for sending me these two records. Both are fire~

Top of the City Music Brings you 2 releases with a bit of Hip Hop variety but lyrical content nevertheless...

Chilla Jones - Control Boston is a response track to another local Boston artist by the name of International Show which displays heavy punches and wordplay and even takes shots at more known Mass emcee's such as Termanology!

Alyssa Marie, residing from the south shore of Massachusetts, also releases "Mr. Lamar" an original production speaking on the misconceptions taken from the original Control record and more...
Both real good music from Top of the City Music Group!




@ChillaJones @AlysssaMariiie @DJ2Thirteen @TheReelAce

Chilla Jones ft. Lee boy & Lisa Bello "Bosstown" Official Record (Prod. by Reckless Dex)


Chilla Jones, the artist most known for his great lyrics,Wordplay and Schemes on the URL/SMACK stage (Most recently in his battle aginst DNA at NOME 3), is now woking on his return to music via the upcoming Comeback EP, that is set for release this fall. Jones' 1st release off the EP is the track "Bosstown" the nickname & slogan used by Chilla at the end of many a battle, featuring 2 Boston up and comers in the Hip-hop & Pop/R&B field, Lee Boy & Lisa Bello!



@ChillaJones  @LisaBelloMusic @LeeBoy_L4L @DJ2Thirteen  @TheReelAce

Jay-Z (Shawn Carter) and Warren Buffett Business Interview with Forbes Video


I just watched the Jay Z and Warren Buffett video interview with Steve Forbes and I enjoyed it. I thought it was kind of humorous seeing Jay between these two older white men who grew up listening to music from James Brown's era... who of course was the original MC. But after JB has come and gone along with the monopoly that record labels had over artist (yea I know they basically still do), Jay-Z represents the hope that many artist and normal people dream of. Nothing over-the-top and almost everything you would expect to hear from two incredibly wealthy individuals who have shown the world that they know how to build empires. Well almost everything. I was definitely surprised to hear Warren Buffett recognize the fact that luck played a major role in his life being a white male born in America during the 1930's.

"We didn't give up. That was the genius thing we did" Jay-Z

"Knowing what to leave out is just as important as knowing what to focus on"
Warren Buffett
"Somebody said, how do you beat Bobby Fischer? You play him in any game but chess"
Warren Buffett



@S_C_  @WarrenBuffett  @Forbes  @TheReelAce

Donn Lennon (Smoke Bulga) "Here We Go" Official Music Video


Watch the newest video to drop from Donn Lennon aka Smoke Bulga which was directed by J.R. Saint. Visuals are crazy in this one and you should already know what it is with Mr. Lennon on the mic~



@DonnLennon @JRSaintFilms @TheReelAce

Big O, Montalvo and Jav OD "Da MO" Official Music Video


Wartown aka Worcester, Mass in the building on this one. Montalvo and Big O with artist/ director Jav OD hooking up a verse and the visuals. "When its about that doe, we gonna get it in"... just press play~

Bloody Bean Coalition "Don't Worry About Me" Official Music Video/ '6et 1n 7ouch Vol 2 or U Gettin Touched' Mixtape


Its been a minute since I've posted some Bloody Bean Coalition but thats only because I've been slacking on my part. They most definitely have been grinding as I have a link to their latest mixtape '6et 1n 7ouch Vol 2 Or U Gettin' Touched'. So definitely peep that but below is the official music video for "Don't Worry About Me" which was produced by Kerosene and directed by D. Gomez~

Millyz "The Plug" Official Music Video/ 'Future Memories'


Brand new video from Millyz "The Plug" is the first single off of the 'Future Memories' EP. Directed by JR Saint, you know the record and video are both tough~

MATA Music "Stay Up" Preview/ 'Loyalty Over Everything'


From pool and beach parties to bike week and more, this video trailer shows MATA Music getting it in from the Bean down to Ocean Drive in Miami. Cheez Bankroll, Bling Hype, Phresh Money and Swiss Hype have been grindin for a minute now and as you can hear in their new single "Stay Up" they aren't layin low anytime soon. "I.D.F.N" is another new record off of 'Loyalty Over Everything'... but peep the trailer for now. I'll post the video when it drops~

Lou Armstrong ft. French Montana and Nawlage "Looks Like She Wants It REMIX" Official Record


One of Lou Armstrong's newest records to drop "Looks Like She Wants It Remix", this is my jam right now. Featuring Montana and Nawlage, with production from J. Cardim, the Boston rapper has only gotten bigger and clearly he isn't planning on stopping anytime soon. I'm pretty sure we'll be seeing a video for this one. But peep one of the hottest records to drop so far this summer~



And here is the official music video for "Real Niggaz for Life" since I only posted the audio.

Smoke Bulga (Donn Lennon) ft. MassPike Miles "In The Bean" Official Music Video


Brand new video from Smoke Bulga aka Donn Lennon featuring MassPike Miles on the hook with a bunch of other Boston rappers including Slee, Moe Ladin, Phame and Zeek Martin, EZ Dollarz and Shotty Blak. And with J.R. Saint hooking up the visuals, you know Smoke is making noise with this one~

Big Rugby Hit from Eagle's Samu Manoa/ Video Clip


Quick video clip right here, this is a great example of the concept 'the lower man wins.' USA Eagle's 6'6 269lb beast Samu Manoa, demonstrates how to properly rugby tackle on Ireland's Peter O'Mahony. If O'Mahony was 50lbs lighter, he may have not gotten back up from that hit~

OutKast ft. Slick Rick "Da Art of Storytellin" Official Music Video/ Throwback Post


Man this is such a tight record and another perfect record and video to have as a throwback post. Andre 3000 has always been one of my favorite artist, might even say Outkast as a group is up there, so its no surprise I'm still a fan of this classic. Just know this, when it comes to storytelling, nobody does it better (love that Nate Dogg and Warren G record hah) than SlickRick the Ruler and Andre 3000. Rap and Hip Hop at its finest. Enjoy~

Nipsey Hussle ft. J Stone "All Get Right" Official Record


Some new heat from Nipsey Hussle, press play if you have some of that good good to kick things off on this rainy morning. Yea I'm feelin this record, spitting some real bars over a soulful record... just press play kiddd~


J. Cole ft. Kendrick Lamar "Forbidden Fruit" Official Record


New record from J. Cole, if your a 90's rap/ hip hop fan than you'll definitely recognize this beat. Laid back and featuring a chill a$$ Kendrick on the hook, I have mixed feelings about it. Its a good record and all but I always expect something bigger from their collaborations. And naw I'm not hating, this record is good. J. Cole even throws a jab or two at XXL magazine and Kanye West... sorta~

Bump Jay ft. Dout Gotcha "Whip It" Official Music Video

 
Some new Virginia heat for yall... it's been a minute since we've heard from the homie Dout Gotcha who's still doin it big as we hear him featured on Bump Jay's record "Whip It". I never heard of Bump Jay before this but he can spit. Just peep the video below~

Yoshihide Kiryu, Japanese High School Sprinter Runs 100 meters in 10.01 (Video)/ Usain Bolt who?


So I just stumbled across this video of a Japanese high school runner who is insanely talented. I mean this kid is only about 17 years old and he ran the 100 meters in 10.01 seconds. AMAZING!! His name is Yoshihide Kiryu and he has ran other fast times too... so this is no fluke! His previous fastest time in the 100 meter was 10.21 and his 200 meter personal record is 21.43 so this kid is fast! Yea Yoshihide might be the next Usain Bolt... only time will tell. Hopefully he continues to develop because it would be amazing for Japan to have a sprinter of this caliber. Enough talking tho, just watch the video below~




And check out this little graph, see how Yoshihide compares to Olympic medalist and former world record holder Asafa Powell, and Carmelita Jeter!


REKS "Mighty Mouse Trap Rap" Official Record/ Revolution Cocktail


So the rap and hip hop scene is all over the place these days, you have garbage rappers at the top and quality artist under the radar... one particular artist that has been getting bigger and bigger is Reks... who is here to save the day with his new record "Mighty Mouse Trap Rap". I actually have an old-school Mighty Mouse shirt that I rock so I know what it is, but these youngins don't even know who Mighty Mouse is. And forget all that rubbish, ass ass ass (possible Big Sean diss? You tell me hah)... This is a leak off of his newest joint 'Revolution Cocktail' which was produced by Anthem and Vintage. Yea I'm feelin this one mannnn~



 
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