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Lupe Fiasco’s “F.O.T.P.” Mixtape + Weeknd’s new video

First I’ll start this post off by showing you The Weeknd’s first official video: “The Knowing” off his Thursday Mixtape.  Dark, depressing, baby making music.  Be sure to download it.   Interesting anime-style video, unlike anything I’ve seen in awhile.  With this video he upholds his mysterious, wtf persona…keeping all of us bloggers talking (and his unique dark vibe too).  Strong work.  Go ahead and see for yourself.

Next up:  Lupe Fiasco’s ‘Friend of the People’ mixtape that was released on Thanksgiving.

DOWNLOAD HERE

I gotta say I was pretty skeptical of the direction Lupe was going after Lasers.  He just didn’t have the same lyricism as his Food & Liquor and The Cool albums…there was no underlying storyline like there had been in the past (ie Michael Young History).  For those of you that aren’t Lupe fans, he wanted to release his third and final album LupE.N.D. but his record label Atlantic Records forced him to release more albums and have it sound the way they wanted.  Hence,the entire Lasers album sounds like a radio record and not a Lupe album, leaving Daniel upset and $10 shorter.  But its nice to know he still has it and discusses real issues, not just girls and money.  He also throws a few shots at the record company as well.  Read/Listen below.

Listen and follow along…..

[Verse 2]
Oh shit alert, Louis clothes
Callin women bitches, Louboutin and Gucci shows

Well, I guess there goes my Louis shows
More O shit, if your role model’s a movie role
And if you live your life like it’s a studio

Talkin’ to us like we mics, a bunch of you ain’t do befo’
Electric fences for a urinal
Also keep a toaster in my jacuzzi, yo
Shock-a-zulu, call me Wasalu II
Oh shit, man these record labels prostitute you
Strap them to sushi bars, and feed em lots of fugu
Catch a bad piece

You can stick that 360 between your asscheeks
Artists let’s mobilize and unionize like the athletes
Radio is making our craft weak
Forced to repeat the same dumb shit that work

Only as hot as your last beat
And rappers, they relating to that last piece
Album never leave they desk if you don’t got no B.D.S
Sacrifice your publishin’, they said you really need a hook
And they ain’t gon’ pay you, said that you received a look
And what’s stupid real, is what producers feel
Twenty placements or you stuck in that producer deal
And R&B chicks so get it the wildest
All they money goes to hairdressers and stylists
Gotta keep up with that image
Label lose they mind if they ever see a blemish
ProActiv and peels, airbrushers and trainers

Managers suggest you fuck a nigga to be famous, huh
But it’s all entertainment
Wonder when Cobain blew out his brains, did he blame it?
And if those snakes in the industry helped him aim it
Started pressing up records before the bullet left the chamber
I fight evil, everyday I’m livin’

-via HipHopGenius (I’m too lazy to make it look like normal text)

RECORD COMPANIES PWND.  Dude goes in.

Okay, enough with the seriousness.  I just wanted to give some respect to Lupe…cuz I was startin’ to doubt him.  I also appreciate the dubstep and techno in it….Now here’s somethin a little lighter for ya.  Wiz Khalifa goes in on Wale’s ‘Bait’.

Download HERE.

Okay.  That’s it for now.  Art Basel is coming up again.  Hopefully I’ll get the chance to check it out.

Be well.

DKA out.



Kanye & Jay-Z’s Watch the Throne Tour @ Ft. Lauderdale

ZOMG. Best concert of my life.

Man where to start? Okay. How bout a video:

After watching that video, you can appreciate how vivid and complex the show was.  I’ve come to learn, as you should too, to expect nothing less than extrordinary when it comes to show put on by Mr. Kanye West.  Yeah, call me a dickrider, but if you’ve ever been to a concert, you know he demands perfection.  See Below.

Haaaa.  Kanye funny.

Ye wearin' the Yeezys

Moving stages, explosions, light shows.  It was the greatest spectacle since the Glow in the Dark Tour.  No openers needed.  Just 2.5 hours of hit after hit by the duo, with the crowd following their lead word for word.

This was my first time seeing Jay-Z live.  He was superb as well.  P.S.A., Big Pimpin’, and Hard Knock Life, were all great.  Dope picture below if I do say so myself. *Brushes dirt off shoulder.  See what I did there?

My new desktop.

Wait. Kanye was wearing a kilt? Yup. Step your kilt game up son.

One of my favorite performances below.  Brought me back to 7th grade after I bought my first Parental Advisory CD.  Hard Knock Life Vol. 2.  Thanks mom and dad.

And of course I gotta let you all see Kanye’s Jesus Walks Dance.  See Below.

I know I’m just posting pictures and videos.  But its really the only thing that can do the show any justice, until YouTube removes them.

The video below is Can’t Tell Me Nothing.  Awesome light show.  One of my favorite Ye songs.  I got a feeling Bendey will appreciate it too.

Well, I should probably get back to paying attention in class. The concert was dope.  The show ended with N****s in Paris.  They played it at least 3 times.  Every time the beat dropped the crowd went nuts (as did I…I may or may not have had a chubby the entire night, either way…) Perfect way to end the perfect show.  Well done Ye n Jay.  Well done.  Thank you.

DKA out.



Outasight “Get it Together” Mixtape
October 27, 2011, 7:55 PM
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You all loved his Figure 8 song remixed by Gigamesh that was featured on #Playlistings.  Well here is a free mixtape he dropped off about a week ago.  After a few listens, I think you guys are really going to enjoy his work.  He’s got a hipster vibe and rocks out some hiphop and it works.  He even has a feature from the homie XV.  Dude can sing too.

Outasight – Get It Together (Mixtape) [Click to Download]

This music is the exact “pick me up” I you needed for your week.  Enjoy.

*courtesy of GMAD

-DKA out.



Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover @ The Plaza Live in Orlando
October 16, 2011, 9:30 PM
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I’m sorry I’ve been neglecting you readers.  I’ve been busy delivering babies like its my job.  Literally.

Anyway, last weekend I was able to head up to Orlando w/ RauchER! to go see the Mastermind himself, Childish Gambino.  If you’ve ever read my blog, you know I have a chubby for this guy’s talent.  I haven’t been this excited since I first listened to Big Sean’s Finally Famous Vol II, which I put you on back in the spring of 2009.

Next up, is Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino.

Its amazing how diverse Childish Gambino’s fan-base is.  The venue was packed with a garden salad of a crowd, which speaks volumes to the potential he has to capture America’s ears.  Every one of his lyrics packs a witty punch.

The show started at 9 with no opening performances, just the man himself and his band.  No comedy routine like he had in his previous tour.  This performance was all Childish Gambino.  Without further adieu, here are some of the videos I took.

A few old favorites:

“Break (AOTL remix)”

“Got This Money”

The performance overall was full of energy.  Donald played all of the favorites off his various mixtapes, which you can download for yourself here and here. My only complaints had to be the lighting, which was shady,  See what I did there?, and his mic could have have been a bit louder, of course that might have just been the crowds fault for knowing every lyric.  Either way I’m glad I did not miss this concert.

Who knew Donald was jacked?

Childish was also nice enough to perform a few new tracks off his upcoming debut album “Camp” tentatively due out November 15th.  Enjoy.

“You See Me”

“All The Shine”

Keep your ears open.  Before you know it, this guy is going to be flooding the radio waves, and I wont hate it.

DKA out.

P.S. Shout out to Barnitz for letting us crash at his place and to Dan for driving.



Childish Gambino’s ‘Bonfire’ Single
September 19, 2011, 9:31 PM
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My favorite new artist (and soon to be yours), Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino, releases his first single off his debut album “Camp”.  Here’s what he had to say:

“Camp” is done…

Which is weird, cause it’s really starting.

It’s been strange the past couple months making the album but also talking to you guys about it.  I wanted you all to know I really appreciate it.  The album wouldn’t be the album without you.  It’s pretty personal, but you guys made it okay for me to be personal, so I wanted to thank you.

“Bonfire” is out on Tuesday.  It’ll be on iTunes.  Ask for it wherever you wanna hear it.

Gambino is a Mastermind!

DOWNLOAD HERE

“I make the beat retarded, so I’m callin’ it a slow jam”

“I’m from the south,ain’t got no accent,don’t know why.

So this raps child’s play,I do my name,like Princess Di.”

“The sh*t I’m doin this year. Insanity./ Made the beat then murdered it. Casey Anthony.”

KILLS IT.  Can’t wait to see him in Orlando.

#ColorMePumped

If you want more Childish Gambino, click HERE.  Also be sure to follow him on his site at www.iamdonald.com and on twitter @DonaldGlover.

DKA out.



The Best Way to Get Heartburn.
September 4, 2011, 5:55 PM
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Last night I found the perfect concoction/recipe to create heartburn.  Read about this demon below:

(an energy drink)

+

(a large quantity of rich beer)

+

(a dozen buffalo chicken wings)

+

(an alcoholic slushy)

+

(I did defeat the 1/2 pound Baconator)

=

Turrrble heartburn. Trust.  Make sure you have the Tums on deck.

…and just in case you found this post boring, enjoy this:

DKA out.



The Weeknd’s ‘Thursday’ Mixtape
August 21, 2011, 10:24 AM
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If you liked The Weeknd’s first mixtape, House of Balloons, that I posted here awhile ago, you’ll be sure to love this.

DOWNLOAD HERE

Darker than ever before, Drake’s new right hand man doesn’t disappoint.  I feel the only proper way to listen to this is with a lady friend, a pint of alcohol, a jay and/or pain pills (tsk tsk The DKA Life can’t condone that kind of behavior).  But anyway, I don’t know what else to really say, dude is tryin’ to stay mysterious and his marketing plan is working, people are pheening for more material.

DKA out.