THE DKA LIFE


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.

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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.

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Free ‘IAMDONALD EP’ from Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino
March 8, 2011, 11:40 AM
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Download HERE.

(edit: link now has “Break” and “Longest Text Message”)

Kid Childish is blowin up.  Already was jammin’ Freaks and Geeks a couple weeks ago.

Bendey was comparin’ his flow to Lil Wayne’s, the way he enunciates different bars annnnd that’s pretty spot on imo.  Today he drops that and 4 more songs for us to enjoy.  Gotta love free music.  Keep an eye on him.  *(Yes, its the same guy on NBC’s Community).

Enjoy.

Also, don’t forget to cop Lupe Fiasco’s new album “Lasers”

DKA out.



Playlistings 10: The End.

Bendey's album artwork section in his portfolio has gotta be full by now. ha

Beautiful artwork once again from Mr. UAC himself.

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I’m overcome with great sadness to announce that this will be the final Playlistings mixtape to release. Some of you may have noticed that past links have been removed by the RIAA because of copyright infringements. Although the VividUnderground and the DKALife attempt to bring you each day’s newest worry-free tracks that circumnavigate the globe within seconds each day in a legal manner, we can’t guarantee that each track doesn’t slip through the cracks and somehow inevitably prevents a multi-millionaire from making that down payment on a Bentley covered in gold (Bender is a little salty haha.  I blame the record labels more than the artists themselves, since its normally the artists that are proud to show their new work *G.O.O.D Friday’s for example…one of the reasons I love hiphop is because the artists are constantly putting out great material…record label or not.  In today’s world, you don’t really NEED a record label to be successful.  ie. Cudi’s “Day and Night”, Drake’s “Best I Ever Had”.  You just have to be good enough to get the attention of other artists and bloggers..and well, people)

I wouldn’t say there will NEVER be another Playlistings…but we’re definitely going to take a break.  So enjoy it.  Its been a pleasure.

Kanye West . Looking For Trouble (Feat. Pusha T, CyHi The Prynce, Big Sean & J. Cole)
Lupe Fiasco . Show Goes On
Lil Wayne . 30 Minutes To New Orleans
J. Cole . I’m Coming Home
Los . Incredible (Feat. Carmen)
Wiz Khalifa . Stuntin’
Nelly . Go (Feat. Talib Kweli & Ali)
Kid Cudi . Maybe
Kinetics . Sign Language (Feat. One Love & Wynter Gordon)
T.I. . Dying In Your Arms (Feat. Jazmine Sullivan)
Kid Ink . Double Take (Feat. Bei Maejor)
J. Cole . Home For The Holidays
Lil Wayne . Fire Flame [RMX] (Feat. Birdman)
Sam Adams . Lion’s Den
Kanye West . Chain Heavy (Feat. Talib Kweli & Consequence)
The Cool Kids . Big Talk
Wiz Khalifa . Huey Newton (Feat. Curren$y)
Los . Cuttin’ Up (Feat. Courtney Owens)

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I’ll still be posting hot tracks from time to time.  So keep The DKA Life bookmarked. hah.

Couple bonus trackssss for ya. (via HHU)

Dr. Dre ft. Eminem, Liz Rodrigues – I Need a Doctor

Nicki Minaj ft. Kanye West – Blazin

Rosewood!

DKA outtttt.



Playlistings Vol. 9

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Autumn is beginning and I don’t even notice any difference.  Everyday its 82 and sunny here. Sigh, I miss home sometimes…then I could at least blame my moods on the weather.  Bendey dropped this cover art and it just added salt to the wound….thanks Bendey…haha.  Never the less Playlistings 9 has dropped in appropriate fashion.  Just in the middle of football season.  Once the color fades and you’re all blinded by white everyday, don’t be afraid to show your face down here.  I’ll accept you with open arms.

Tracklist:

1   Joe Budden – Inception
2   Sterling Simms – All These (Feat. Kid Ink)
3   Rihanna – What’s My Name? (Feat. Drake)
4   Kanye West – Dark Fantasy
5   Kid Cudi – Maniac (Feat. Cage)
6   Petey Pablo – Down Here (Feat. Lil Wayne & Rick Ross)
7   La Roux – In For The Kill [RMX] (Feat. Kanye West)
8   Wiz Khalifa – Know Your Name
9   Nelly – Long Gone (Feat. Chris Brown & Plies)
10   Jamie Foxx – Living Better Now (Feat. Rick Ross)
11   Chiddy Bang – Young Blood [RMX]
12   J.Cole – I’m On It
13   UNKLE – The Runaway (Feat. Lupe Fiasco)
14   Kanye West – Don’t Look Down (Feat. Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco & Big Sean)
15   Wiz Khalifa – In My Car [Tha Puff Bus]
16   Tabi Bonney – Make A Killin’ (Feat. Clipse)
17   MIMS – Winter Is My Summer (Feat. Gudda Gudda)
18   Nikki & Rich – City Lights (Feat. Fabolous)
19   Kanye West – Take One For The Team (Feat. Keri Hilson, Pusha T & Cyhi The Prince)
20   T.I. – Get Back Up (Feat. Chris Brown)
21   Loggy – Free To Be [RMX] (Feat. Philip Michael & Akon)

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-DKA out.



Bruno Mars ft. Lupe Fiasco “Just the Way You Are (remix)”
September 20, 2010, 9:45 PM
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Mr. Lupe Fiasco jumps on one of my favorite tracks adds a nice touch to it.  Wish he had more bars, but I can’t complain.

^^I’m sure this video will be removed pretty quickly.  So just youtube it yourself if you’re not sure its worth the download.

Download HERE.

Sidebar:  Goodluck to Mr. Mars with the cocaine charges.  Always wondered why his music was so crack.

**Officer Riedy, I’ll be pissed if it was you that booked him.

DKA out.



Playlistings: Vol. 5

Get money!

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Volume 5 is released despite things heating up in Chicago and Miami. The DKA Life will be squeezing the work in between PA classes from now on, while The Vivid Underground is busy earning those dead presidents. This Playlistings edition has got a bit of everything; reggae, remixes, R with-a-little-bit-of-B, radio destined rips, and some regular ol’ ridiculous rap bangers.  We’ll be tryin’ our best to keep ya all updated.  “LISSSSTENNNN” -DJ Khaled

Mr. HudsonLove Never Dies
K-OSFaith (feat. Drake)
Big SeanWhatever You Want (feat. Kanye West)
PillMy Team
Wiz KhalifaRadio
Lupe FiascoGo To Sleep
Kid Cudi – Mr. Rager
KeyzGo Home (feat. XV)
WaleHold You [Freestyle]
Big BoiTangerine (feat. T.I.)
GLCGot Me Gone
Mickey FactzParadise
3OH!3Double Vision [Remix] (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
Kanye West – Power [Remix] (feat. Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz)
IyazPretty Down (feat. Rick Ross & Richie Wess)
Big SeanWhat I Do
SizzlaGive Me A Try
Diggy SimmonsOh Yeah (feat. Lupe Fiasco & Pharrell)
Sean GarrettFeel Love (feat. Drake)
Young Ca$hStack A Million (feat. Field Mob)

Lincoln couldn’t say it any better–download this shit.

-DKA out.



My bad…here is an update

Wow, thank goodness for the cheap “drake from degrassi” searches or else I’d be getting no hits.  I might as well tag his name and free mountain dew 4 packs to every post.

Life has been busy, I’ll try to get back up on the posts.  There have been many times where I say to myself “here’s a great post”, but then it just gets lost in the winds of time (“winds of time”? wtf)

So, here’s my life in a list form, I’ve found that if a post is too long, people need a heavy dose of adderall or else they (including myself) don’t read it.

  • I have had 2 prokaryotic cell physiology exams.  Did okay.
  • I had a big ass lab report due.  Average.
  • MSU/UofM game, wonderfully wasted day.  Enough said.
  • Friends visiting. Good times.
  • Experienced a quick cold.  Drugs FTW (fuck the world, for the win)
  • Got my first interview invite for PA school.  Weight off my shoulders.
  • MSU/WMU soccer game. 2-0 victory (whaddup Rubin).
  • Bender definitely stepped up his game.  First time I been truly “wow’d” by his work.
  • Smaller image, so you all can't jack it
    Smaller image, so you all can’t jack it from the poor guy
  • Bender also dropped off my new hat.  Whaddup Jugrnaut, congrats to El Capitan for the add to their blog.
  • Tha Gambit (thanks Bend)
    Tha Gambit (thanks Bend)
  • Joe, Chris, n Scott (roommates) also all have interviews for grad school.  Congrats to them.
  • I’ve been on a Lil Jon kick recently.  Eyeeeah. Whaaat. Okaaaay.
  • Just re-upped my Netflix account. Lost on constantly.
  • Zeph created a new shirt for Sneakerfiend and can be bought now.  Dope.
  • Also available in black.

    Also available in black.

  • Fantasy Football is on. Siiiigh pick up the slack TO.
  • I woke up at 730am for the most disappointing explosion.  What the hell NASA.
  • My parents visited today.  My mom’s beef jerky is back!.
  • Rearranged the living room. No Romo.
  • Lupe Fiasco dropped another song called “Fire”. To be honest, I haven’t listened to it yet.
  • Fifa drops October 22nd.  See ya on the pitch, Zlatan and Barca= goals & BFFs.
  • Oh, and now Shyne is free. Great.

Lastly, Here’s a new classic Chicity clip. (If you got time, which you do, ‘cuz you’re here)

Stay tuned for more DKA life fo yo ass.

DKA out.