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Joell Ortiz Is In A “F*ck You” Mindset

Posted by J. Tinsley on September 25, 2010

It may be early, but I’m almost positive I will never get tired of this song. It’s crazy because I know the reaction following the release was crazy and overwhelmingly popular, but I feel it should be more. I could be tripping, but whatever. The record is such classic Cee-Lo and it feels good to listen to even if your significant other hasn’t pissed you off for the last time.

Joell Ortiz is the second rapper (50 was the first, if you’ve been living under a rock) to put his own personal spin on the anthem. If you’re a Joell fan, you already know dude’s track record and this only adds to his resume. The man who should be a bigger artist than what he is right now waxes his frustrations with the opposite sex all in the honor of Cooper Projects. Be sure to check out his Farewell Summer EP if you have yet to do so. It’s worth the price of admission download.

DL: Joell Ortiz – “F*ck You (Cooper Projects Remix)

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REMIX THIS: Kanye West Feat. Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz – “Power”

Posted by T. Adeyemi on August 20, 2010

To borrow from Diddy’s famous intro, “THIS IS THE REMIX!” Nothing can stall the momentum of a hit single more than a remix without power to tackle the original. One thing is for sure Jay and Kanye have had more than few powerful remixes over the years, including one Diamond studded 2nd edition. And with this latest installment to their remix collection they leave nothing to chance.

As should the main artist from the original song Kanye lays down several new verses, the last of which he completely goes foolish on. You may even need to pull up BabelFish for a few of the lines in the last verse. Yeezy channels those who pray to the East for a few lines in Islam before Swizz Beatz adds in his two sense with a change of pace on the beat. Read the rest of this entry »

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DJ Marvalous – Space Jams Vol. 3 (Martians Lab)

Posted by Mr. Put On on June 9, 2010

“The Marvalous One” — better known as DJ Marvalous, or Mr. Versastyle has switched it up on us, and gone back to what we all know him for, Reggae. Da Riddims! Space Jams Vol. 3 is here, and just in time as the summer heat makes the dance floors that much more sultry. In every club/dance party mix reggae is a must. These Caribbean vibes mixed together by DJ Marvalous are guaranteed to have you swayin, vibin, winin, and groovin in no time.

Consider this your Summer Reggae Put On. Enjoy this one!

Grade A Download: DJ Marvalous – Space Jams Vol. 3 (Martians Lab)

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D.C. Don Juan “Lookie Looky” Remix Feat. Que & Dawn Richards

Posted by T. Adeyemi on May 23, 2010

The homie Ant Hampton looked out and dropped this in the GradeA inbox for us to take a listen. After about three spins I’ve kind of let the remix grow on me. The original has garnered much attention in the DMV (D.C./Maryland/Virginia) area. D.C. Don Juan with assistance from his manager Anthony Hampton are making the internet rounds once again, this time with former Day 26 member Que and former Danity Kane turned Dirty Money member Dawn Richards in tow.

The track which boasts Don Juan promoting what I like to call “self-esteem music” has the same catchy hook along with a new verse from ‘Mr. I Love Myself.’ Neither Que or Dawn are known for their remix game, but both add a different element to the already successful song. Que doesn’t really make the impact I would have expected but nonetheless his career hasn’t been what he may have expected after leaving the boy band image behind. However, Dawn does her best to showcase her increasing talent with a verse that includes a few solid lines. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wale – “Pretty Girls (Remix)” x “I’m Ill” (by J. Tinsley)

Posted by T. Adeyemi on April 16, 2010

Managing to keep his head above water amidst the “lack of diversity” in his latest visual, Mr. Folarin did his part to breath new air into the record by inviting Chris Brown and Fabolous to the remix. Batting after C.B., Wale delivers an impressive (new) verse of his own filled with Twitter and sorority references. Loso takes a break from his “Funeral Fab” character to return to blessing remixes with witty 16’s. Read the rest of this entry »

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Gyptian – Hold Yuh (Remix ft. Nicki Minaj)

Posted by Mr. Put On on April 13, 2010

So I’m not the hugest Nicki Minaj fan– you definitely won’t ever hear me call myself a Harajuku Barbie, and I’m not such a strong proponent of her pitch and tone changes. Oh and the faces she makes; not my favorite. All that is neither here nor there. I think that by now, Nicki has proven herself to be a top artist at the moment. Crushing the female game, she’s stuck her foot woefully into the male game as well, vying with some of the best in 2010.

Here is the latest example (though only a few bars) of how the Harajuku Barbie herself is making sure she leaves her imprint on Hip-Hop lyrically, not just image wise. I must say, I was rockin’ to this on 95 (props to Funk Master Flex for the radio break) as I headed to SOB’s (story and videos coming shortly). Consider this your Put On

Download: Gyptian – Hold Yah (Remix ft. Nicki Minaj)

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Take That! Take That!

Posted by servontaym on February 7, 2010

“Give me my swag back I let ya’ll rent it” Diddy

It just wouldn’t be a big celebrity filled weekend without the apearance from Sean Puff Daddy Puffy  P. Diddy Diddy Combs. Earlier this week  he put out a remix of “O’ Let’s Do It” with Waka Flocka and Rick Ross. Well, he wouldn’t be stopped there. He went to the next level and made a video just for his verse.  I guess when you have people walk to get cheesecake you really can’t even be stopped from doing anything. And you already know he had something in there about Ciroc it just wouldn’t make it an official song.  The true question is when is the Last Train to Paris taking off? Because I’m sure this song will not make the last cut.

Grade A Bonus: Check Out the entire Remix + Waka’s Original Video

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