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Blake Kelly Prepares for Takeoff

Posted by T. Adeyemi on November 3, 2010

Progression in any craft has always been something to appreciate. In a society of here today, gone tomorrow phenoms its rare for someone to have a sustained gravity. For Blake Kelly it seems he’s progressed from the schoolyard cyphers at Hampton University to hosting college parties and then on to nationwide tours. And now he’s poised to challenge gravity with his latest compilation.

Plane Mode the mixtape is the long overdue follow-up to the Rockstar general’s initial mixtape, Higher Education.  This sophomore mixtape is sure to include a lot of bravado, plenty of love for the opposite sex, and undoubtedly enough weed smoke to catch a contact. Kelly’s steady and deliberate delivery provide potency for the words he speaks. His style similar to his lifestyle has over went some change, in this case change is good when it comes to providing the streets with quality music. Read the rest of this entry »

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Blake Kelly Feat. Mark the Mogul – “G-Sh*t”

Posted by T. Adeyemi on May 24, 2010

Blake Kelly

The Rockstarzzz General had vowed to me just weeks ago that he would give his fans more of what they want aka MORE MSIC. And certainly he is following through on his promise unleashing several new tracks via email to me just this past week. Unfortunately, I can’t let loose of all of the new tracks just yet but I am here to provide you with a quick sampling.

The name Blake Kelly has undoubtedly been surfacing in many industry circles and plenty of blog sites around the world-wide web. Read the rest of this entry »

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Blake Kelly – “Jump Rope” Video (by J. Tinsley)

Posted by T. Adeyemi on March 23, 2010

With 4/20 officially less than one month away, we might as well start things off right. It’s been a minute since I posted Blake Kelly around here, but that’s not to mean he hasn’t been working on his next project. Campus Kingpen is set to drop sometime between now and May and from what I hear his project after that is already in motion. When I get the name of that, I’ll be sure to slide that your way. I was actually giving his debut Higher Education a run through not too long ago and was pleased at how well it sounded months later. So if you don’t have that, I advise you head over to his website and add that to your archives. Definitely a good tape to have now that the weather is taking a turn for the better.

“Jump Rope” is the latest visual from B-Kelz co-starring his leading lady, Mary Jane. This was shot not too long ago while he was in ATL recording. I’m not exactly sure if this will make C.K., but feel free to ask him yourself on Twitter, @RockstarBK. I’m pretty sure he’ll respond. So if getting lifted is your thing, press play and hop on a cloud with Blake and join the cipher. In the meantime, enjoy this great weather we’re having. Best believe I will

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Grade A: Blake Kelly – Rockstar (Dat New Remix)

Posted by Mr. Put On on November 16, 2009

The Rockstarzzz grind never stops; as you can see we’re bringing to you yet ANOTHER video. This time creative design was left to Ya Money and Blake Kelly himself. We do hands on approach to everything. We’re responsible for our own success. So check out this video and enjoy more of that Higher Education, and make sure to follow us on this bumpy road we call our Journey. Make sure you check out the GradeACertifiedTV, BlakeKellyTV, and DJTayJamesTV pages on YouTube so that you stay up to date with us.

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Blake Kelly – I Be Damned (Official Video)

Posted by Mr. Put On on October 26, 2009

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Blake is off and running with the official video for I’d Be Damned. If you didn’t check out the mixtape Higher Education, you need to hit that link, download it, and take a good listen. Blake’s been performing a lot lately, and opened up for Fabolous and Jeremih this past Thursday at Hampton University’s homecoming concert. You’ll be hearing more from Blake though. He’s been on his music grind like two full time jobs.

DL: Blake Kelly – I’d Be Damned

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Blake Kelly – Gone

Posted by Mr. Put On on October 14, 2009

Now I hate to toot my own horn. But as self-appointed ‘Mr. Put On’ I couldn’t be more proud of this artist who I’ve been working hard to put yall on to through all avenues I have access. I keep putting up Blake’s music. Maybe the “about us” section when all said and done will help you understand more; Grade A is a movement. We’re not just a blog site, or a place to get new music. Nevermind that for now, “only time will tell”, and I can assure you time will tell it as we’ve been telling it.

This latest track from Blake is called Gone, I don’t need to introduce it– it speaks for itself. Check out his new website too.

DL: Blake Kelly – Gone

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Blake Kelly – “Higher Education” (Mixtape)

Posted by J. Tinsley on October 1, 2009

Aight, I’m not going into an entire “its-been-a-minute-since-I-posted-here” spill, this is more important. By a mile. Last year, while I was living in Chicago, I called Blake Kelly out of  the blue and pretty much had a heart to  heart with him. Normally, I don’t co-sign a lot of people I know personally that rap because, for lack of a better description, I’m just not interested. However, I had heard Blake rap before and his flow stuck out to me. I knew if he really focused on the craft, he could construct something impressive.

Anyway, during that conversation, Blake and I both came to the conclusion that he should put the ball in motion and create a mixtape introducing  himself to the world. None of that rah-rah gunplay, kilos in the trunk type music, just lyrics that were true to him. Of course, he wanted a title right then and there. Now, without putting myself out there too much, Blake and I went to school together and on a few occasions we’ve paid tribute to Bob Marley. Yep, let that marinate for a second.

The name seemed natural and without even a second thought I told him the name of the tape would be “Higher Education.” He immediately loved the title and, after more pushbacks than Dr. Dre’s Detox, we find ourselves here. The finished product. My name is on the front cover, but the real people who helped craft this release are Blake Kelly, DJ Tay James, Ya Money and Mark Jackson. Thank them, I was just blessed to know these guys and they valued my opinion on some issues. Enough of the sob story, however, hit the jump and download it.

The fate of the free world depends on you doing so.

(Keep reading…)

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Grade A: Blake Kelly’s Higher Education Cover

Posted by Mr. Put On on September 29, 2009

Here it is. The highly anticipated Mixtape cover. If you ask me, this is crack. Big shouts to Somos for the Design. The Tape drops this Thursday, October 1st. **If you just can’t wait until tommorow, then download the sampler** If you’re in the VA area then head out to Mojo’s for the release party. Holla at Mark Jackson cause its ALOT of ways to get in free. I know it’s college students free with college I.D. before 12 and a few other discounts. We want everybody to come out and show love. So be there!

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**BLAC LABEL..HD MEDIA COVERAGE..PRESS BOOTH..AND RED CARPET WILL BE IN EFFECT
LOOK YOUR BEST…
MUSIC WILL BE PROVIDED BY ROCKSTAR MUSIC GROUP’S OWN…DJ TAY JAMES
HOSTED BY MARK “THE MOGUL” JACKSON*

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Blake Kelly – I’d Be Damned (Video – Promo Only)

Posted by Mr. Put On on August 23, 2009

Higher Education the Mixtape coming real soon!… and the only place you can get it–> GradeACertied.net of course!!

Bonus DL: Blake Kelly – I’d Be Damned

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BLAKE KELLY x DJ TAY JAMES "HIGHER EDUCATION" PREVIEW

Posted by J. Tinsley on June 20, 2009

It’s been a minute since some Blake Kelly-related material was posted around. Yet and still, his debut mixtape, “Higher Education”, will be dropping later this summer and I pledge my blogging integrity it will be an ABOVE QUALITY release You can bet my keyboard on that. (Keep reading…)

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