Grade A Certified

Archive for the ‘Gotta Have It’ Category

Grade A: DJ Marvalous – The Spacepod (Mixtape)

Posted by Mr. Put On on October 18, 2010

It’s coolin’ down outside and DJ Marvalous is still bringin the heat. His latest compilations is called SpacePod and has songs from T.I., Young Dro, Lil Wayne, and Gucci Mane to Big K.R.I.T, Wiz Khalifa, Wale, Blake Kelly, and Jo Stunnah.

Continuing his consistency, the Martian Marvalous drops another tape Read the rest of this entry »

Advertisements

Posted in #DailyPutOn, Downloads, Gotta Have It, Grade A Mixtapes, Mixtapes, New Music | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

DJ Marvalous – Hip Hop Panty Droppas (Don’t Stop)

Posted by Mr. Put On on August 28, 2010

So I know you’ve been awaiting the latest addition to DJ Marvalous’ Panty Droppa Collection; well I know I have. Panty Droppas continues to be a staple in my late night music collection. Works like a charm too (ehem!).

This time around Marv has decided to infuse the tape with your favorite Hip Hop artists and their odes to Love, Sex, Magic etc. Im currently taking off my cool, and enjoying the tape as you read this. So let me stop delaying myself and get back to the sounds.

Don’t thank me this time, thank the man himself, DJ Marvalous. I’m just putting you on, as usual.

Grade A Download: DJ Maralous – Hip Hop Panty Droppas (Don’t Stop)

Hit the jump to see the full Tracklist Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Downloads, Gotta Have It, Grade A Mixtapes, Misc. Music, Mixtapes, New Music | Tagged: , , | Leave a Comment »

Riley’s Moment Of Truth (by J. Tinsley)

Posted by T. Adeyemi on June 15, 2010

Look, I’m a big fan of The Boondocks. I’ll even admit I never actually read the comic strip until after the first season. Backwards, I know. That being said, Aaron McGruder is alright in my book and I’ll support damn near anything the guy does. For the most part, a lot of the comments regarding this season were somewhat lukewarm. Either you liked all the installments or you figured McGruder’s creative inspiration was running thin thus justifying the end to this controversial cartoon.

That was until this past Sunday night. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Gotta Have It, Random Thoughts, Videos | Tagged: , , , | 1 Comment »

Grade A: DJ Tay James – WeKnowWhatsHot VOL. 1

Posted by djtayjames on May 25, 2010

For those of you who are more into the Top 40/popular music scene– look no more to find the good stuff. Without being as cheesy and over the top as a NOW CD, DJ Tay James has brought that Grade A spirit to the Top 40 market.

As the Official DJ of Justin Bieber, Tay James has been traveling the country and the world, getting a taste of everything. Good and Bad, his sense for What’s Hot and What’s Not is impeccable. This brand new Grade A Mixtapes Series showcases some of the TOP artists across the country, on the Billboards, on your radios, and in the clubs.

WeKnowWhatsHot Vol. 1 is guaranteed to get you ready to hit the club, head to the beach, or just get you ready for whatever the occassion. This is a must download for the Spring/Summer 2010.

–Consider this your Put On; cause in a few more volumes, say “Bye Bye NOW” and “Hello WEKNOWWHATSHOT”

Grade A Download: DJ Tay James – WeKnowWhatsHot Vol. 1

Posted in DJ Tay James, Downloads, Gotta Have It, Misc. Music, Mixtapes, New Music, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , | Leave a Comment »

Grade A: DJ Tay James – CollegeRadio 15

Posted by Mr. Put On on May 25, 2010

DJ Tay James and Hollywood Lue (@HollywoodLue) grace the cover

Here we are– the 15th installment of CollegeRadio. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what CollegeRadio Mixtapes are, I’ll sum it up briefly. CollegeRadio is a mixtape series of all the hottest tracks of the current moment and the near future. DJ Tay James, with normal assistance from J. Tinsley puts together a careful selection of the best tracks out every time it drops guaranteed.

CollegeRadio 15 – Rhythm & Blues is a compilation of smooth sultry sounds that exemplify the title Rhythm and Blues; some hip-hop, some pop, some rap, some R&B. All one common theme- Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in DJ Tay James, Downloads, Gotta Have It, Grade A Mixtapes, Mixtapes, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Grade A: The Weekly Drop

Posted by T. Adeyemi on May 24, 2010

Leave A Comment to let us know if "Kristal Ashely" should be the next Grade A Model of the Month

If you’re new to the Grade A experience here’s a quick way you can stay up to date with not only what we think is important, but also a few random links that should spark your interest. Staying in the “know” is certainly important and these links should at the very least provide you with a few conversation starters around the water cooler. Feel free to take in this information and claim it as your own, after all this is The Weekly Drop.

Does BET Have a Double Standard for Sexy Women? [Clutch Mag]

Big Boi Defines Freestyle, “The New Style is just Reciting Some Sh*t You Wrote.” [SOHH]

5 Women’s Products That Every Guy Should Use [Coed]

Facebook CEO: “We’ve made mistakes’ on privacy” [CNNMoney] Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Gotta Have It, News, The Weekly Drop | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Marie Blanchard “Hatian Beauty” – May Featured Model

Posted by Mr. Put On on May 11, 2010

Oh so you thought the Model of the Month was no more?? “Gone for a minute, now [we’re] back with the Jump off.” Just kidding, but just when you thought it was over we’re bringing it back with a new Grade A model of the month. I hope you’re ready for her. It’s been a while and you’ve been anxiously waiting (thanks for the patience).

This month’s Grade A Model of the Month is well versed, greatly accomplished and definitely deserves it. The “Hatian Beauty”– Marie Blanchard is a carribean native of Port-au-Prince Haiti, currently residing in Pittsburgh, PA. She continues to show her true colors and shines in all aspects of her career; she clearly has the work ethic needed to make it. Don’t let me tell you about her, get to reading, she’s got it right: “Got to be Grade A

Oh and make sure to check her out on her website, Facebook, OneModelPlace, Model Mayhem, or hit her up on Twitter.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Featured Model Profiles, Gotta Have It, Introducing..., Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , | 6 Comments »

“Uncle Ruckus” Praises Tiger Woods (by J. Tinsley)

Posted by T. Adeyemi on April 11, 2010

From the moment Tiger crashed his whip in November and proceeded to lose all of his side beats in the process, I’ve remained steadfast in my support for Eldrick. Not support for his infidelity or that dumbass voicemail and those freaky ass text messages he was sending jumpoff #7. Those things, well, those things were just plain stupid.

When it all boils down, none of that stuff is my business. The fact he cheated with “x” amount of women makes me no difference in the world. Take that up with Elin. As long as he continues to win tournaments, Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Gotta Have It, Videos | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Grade A: DJ Marvalous Presents – Martians Ball

Posted by T. Adeyemi on April 5, 2010

First things first, please allow me to hand in my “Late Pass” for not posting this mixtape sooner. The scene over here at Grade A has been kind of crazy this past weekend. Nonetheless, that’s no excuse so Monday morning the hammer goes down on the grind yet again.

One person who has certainly been grinding thus far in 2010 is none other than DJ Marvalous. Whether you’ve been seeing him on the scene in the hottest clubs in the DMV or just following his movement here at Grade A, I’m sure you’ve taken notice. So it should come as no surprise that he has graced the world with his third compilation so far this year. “Martians Ball” continues DJ Marvalous series with the homies over at Dimes and Nicks who also have an emerging clothing line called Centsless that you’ll be seeing more of around here very soon.

DJ Marvalous is without a doubt making a name for himself in this mixtape game with thousands of downloads from coast to coast. Shamelessly, I keep telling him he should charge for the Grade A #CERTIFIED Crack he keeps serving ya’ll. But fortunately he maintains his “No Dress Code, No Coverage Charge” policy when it comes to mixtapes. So while it’s still FREE and the summer is steadily approaching download “Martians Ball” if you want something to play at the stop light, windows down, turned up real loud as the girls pull up beside you. Yeah, as my homie J. Tinsley said, “Not much compares to that feeling. Summertime, windows down, listening to that feel good music.”

Hit the jump for the back cover art and the download link. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Gotta Have It, Grade A Mixtapes, New Music | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Erykah Badu Performs “Window Seat” on Jimmy Kimmel

Posted by T. Adeyemi on March 31, 2010

Ms. Badu, I just wanted to let you know that we still Love you. We will always love you. Your style, your grace, your essence is all we have left of what’s real and true in this continually political music industry. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in #DailyPutOn, Gotta Have It, Videos | Tagged: , , , | Leave a Comment »