THE DKA LIFE


Childish Gambino Visits South Beach

Donald Glover finally made it to Miami?!

Time to celebrate.

Yesterday was my second time seeing Childish Gambino, this first time I had to make the 4 hour trek to Orlando to see him.  You can read about that here if you’d like your memory refreshed.  Last night he was at the Fillmore in South Beach.  Luckily, I was able to sneak in my camera.

Danny Brown opened.  I had heard of him.  He’s definitely different and has his own style.  I like this song of his:

(Turn on the lights Fillmore, gosh) I just can’t handle song after song by him.  Having said that, I’ll probably download the Detroit native’s mixtapes.

Man, Mr. Glover’s show did not disappoint, in fact, I’d dare to say it was even better than the last.  He brought even more energy and so did his band, which really made the difference.  The crowd was going crazy.  See below. Sadly, I also realized I might need a new camera soon, she can’t handle bass like she used to.  😦

He even preformed a remix of the ever popular ‘Rack City’ (below).   Something tells me that’ll be on his mixtape coming up titled ….Mixtape.  He also preformed the intro to it “We Ain’t Them”.

This time, Childish even had a fancy backdrop for his stage.  Trees, better lighting, and better speakers… No offense Orlando.  Having said that, this performance seemed to have a lot more jailbait running around.  Childish definitely has the 16-19 age bracket on lock in South Florida…more like 18-22, but whats the difference?  I still felt like a AARP member.  Either way, I still enjoyed the show.

So now we wait.  Wait for his mixtape ‘Mixtape’ to drop so we can all enjoy some more free Childish Gambino.  Until then, I’ll leave you with one more video, Heartbeat, which is probably my most favorite song on his last album, Camp.

See you at Lollapalooza Mr. Glover.

DKA out.

 

 

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Positivity Wins.
June 13, 2011, 10:43 AM
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Beautiful. Captured this during the Miami Art Walk.

 

I was stumbling and came across this writing below.  I liked it, so I threw it up here so you all could enjoy it.

I am thankful for…


…the mess to clean up after a party
because it means I have been surrounded by friends.
…the taxes I pay
because it means that I’m employed.
…the clothes that fit a little too snug
because it means I have enough to eat.
…my shadow who watches me work
because it means I am out in the sunshine.
…the spot I find at the far end of the parking lot
because it means I am capable of walking.
…all the complaining I hear about our government
because it means we have freedom of speech.
…that lady behind me in church who sings off key
because it means that I can hear.
…lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing
because it means I have a home.
…my huge heating bill
because it means that I am warm.
…weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day
because it means that I have been productive.
…the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours
because it means that I am alive.
Nancie J. Carmody


Cris Cab “Foreward” mixtape + Drake + Weeknd
June 11, 2011, 2:13 PM
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Make sure you download the new mixtape from the 305 native, Cris Cab.  Only a matter of time before this kid blows up.  Great summer time music.  You heard him HERE first….probably….not really.

Download HERE for FREE!

Here a couple other down to earth songs to throw on your iTunes from some Canadians.

The Weeknd x Drake

Drake- “Marvin’s Room”.  For those late nights you’re hammered and wanna pour your heart out to the ex.
  Download HERE.

The Weeknd “Rolling Stone.”  More beautiful, dark, baby makin’ music.
Download HERE.

Yes.  If you’re up on your music game, you know I’m about a week late on all of these.  But remember kids, school first.

Sidebar: (aw yea, Danner figured out how to embed audio players in the blog, aw yea….by wasting 2 hours of my life that I wont get back)

DKA out.



Donald Glover Live
April 22, 2011, 2:44 PM
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I need to see this guy before he starts sellin’ out stadiums.  Crossin’ my fingers he rolls through Miami or Ft. Laudy sometime soon.  If you a fan of his, you’ll enjoy this:

Impromptu Boise, Idaho show.  Bitch, Look at Me Now (freestyle and fuckups) & Not Going Back at Chandler’s Steakhouse.  So Funny.”

My fellow Michiganders, he’s rollin through Detroit at the Magic Stick, May 17th.  do it.  boiiiiii.

DKA out.



XV- “Zero Heroes” mixtape
April 17, 2011, 6:39 PM
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Yes, The DKA Life follower himself haaa, XV, has returned with another mixtape to build hype towards his first album “The Kid With the Green Backpack”.  Friday he released ‘Zero Heroes’.  I’ve already listened to it a couple of times and I’m definitely feelin’ this mixtape a lot more than his previous tape, “Vizzy Zone”.

DOWNLOAD HERE NOW

DOWNLOAD HERE NOW

Some of my favorite tracks

“When We’re Done”

“Foreign Exchange Student” (love the 80’s Miami upbeat vibe)

“The Last Heroes”

…there are others, but you get the point…go get the mixtape and find your own.

I’ve said before “His style is sort of Lupe Fiasco voice-ish, but has a bit of Big Sean’s wordplay lyricism, but he keeps it real and has many pop culture and video game metaphors and if you grew up in the 90s like I did, you’ll appreciate every one of them.”

If you a fan of real hiphop, this another must download.

Oh, and I got a twitter now.

#hateonme

DKA out.



New tunes? Why thank you Daniel.

New Childish Gambino that’s fire.  Dude goes in on his version of All of the Lights.

Childish Gambino – Break (AOTL)

^^”After this I hit the highway.  I’m headin west like I’m f**kin blowin’ Kanye” oooweee.

Childish Gambino – The Longest Text Message (unmastered)

New Cudi? And he’s sober now? Good for him.  Good track too.

Kid Cudi – Capcom

And for those of you that might be joining me at the Bardot (my new favorite spot) this saturday to see Pusha T (1/2 of Clipse), get familiar with his work and enjoy his newest mixtape he dropped about 2 weeks ago.

Pusha T – Fear Of God

“Touch it” has gotta be my favorite right now…pretty hilarious.

In the mood for baby making music? Thats not just straight up RnB? Sign me up. Bendey showed this to me the other day:

The Weeknd – House of Balloons (Mixtape) [Click to Download]

And I gotta show love to the homey XV.  He dropped this a few days ago.  Its got a great 80s beach vibe to it and just a feel good track.

XV – Foreign Exchange Student f. Miami Horror

Be on the look out for his free album “Zero Heroes” droppin 4.XV.2011.  #Squarians.

Annd why not?  Saw Miami native, Cris Cab put on a great performance Saturday.  Watch this and enjoy.  Kid is makin moves.  I’ll be makin’ a future post about him sometime, along with more of his music.   For now, here’s his interpretation of All of the Lights.

Whew, that should hold ya over for a few days.  Its all good music people.  Enjoy my DKAliens.

DKA out.



The DKA Life x Miami Heat
March 22, 2011, 8:00 PM
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This past Saturday I was lucky enough to get 2 free tickets to the Heat vs. Nuggets game.  The seats were amazing; 18th row.  Wade (32 pts), Lebron (33 pts), and Bosh (18 pts) all did their thing.  The Heat won, 103 to 98.

Here are a couple pictures & videos from the game.

The view + red hat.

Lebron throwin it down.

(He made it)

Quite possibly the best part of the game (be sure to watch in HD).

DKA out.