Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Painting "Rise Above It"








"Rise Above It"

Was watching the Heat game last night and before the game they were talking about this art show where they were painting on backboards. I thought that was cool, so I came up with the idea of painting something basketball related. Original painting is 30X40inches

Friday, November 26, 2010

New Painting Inspired By Kanye West "Lost In The World"




I've been bumping Kanye's new album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" something crazy. And while every song is amazing and dope, my favorite for some reason is "Lost In The World".


Something about that song just sticks with me, so last night while I'm bumping songs by Queen (man that band is awesome) I decided to paint my interpretation of the song.

The man holding the world represents someone just being lost gazing at life, the song starts off saying "I'm up in the woods, I'm down on my life/ I'm building a cil to slow down the time". So I have him in a wooden area looking down on the world/life. I purposely start to mash up the "slow down the time" lines to give this dreary lost confused feeling that I got from that part of the song.

The woman is on his mind, that why I have her coming out of his head. Inside her you see these spirits, one is a devil, angel, a woman throwing up the peace sign and another with a gun. Those represent how Kanye felt about the woman he loves when he says

"Your my devil, you my angel, your my heaven, your my hell.....your my war, your my truce".

I just happen to really dig this song. Nothing to deep about this lol.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Concept Behind: Hip Hop Kings Painting

















The funny thing about this canvas and frame is someone through it in the trash. And as I was taking out my trash I saw it and said to myself, some white paint and I can paint over it. Never mind the frame was still in great shape.

The reason I choose the artist, album titles and song titles are as followed. I feel each MC rather you liked them or not made a huge impact on Hip Hop culture (good or bad) and rule their respective aspects of Hip Hop.

I choose Jay-Z because he symbolizes the Hustler's Success. He shows that the sky is the limit and then some. When people thought you could only go so far with rap he took steps beyond. "Marcy to Madison Square" and Now boardrooms. He shows you can still have clever lyricism, be true to who you are and still make hits.

Song: Hardknock Life - I choose Hardknock Life because it was Jay's biggest hit and ties in the idea of gritty street life but mega radio smash. It became the anthem of hoods and even suburbs, with out this song would we have Jay-Z?


Album: The Blueprint- This album was the epitome of lyricism and main street appeal. When you think Jay you think The Blueprint which ushered in a new sound for Hip-Hop.

Nas symbolizes the street poet/prophet. The guy whose lyrics read so beautifully and resonate on so many levels. He's the one that can talk about the street life and paint so vividly with words he doesn't need a video. He is a man who made a song where he spit the whole story backwards. What other MC can make albums like Hip Hop Is Dead and then follow it with Untitled while at the level he is?

Song: One Mic - What makes this song so powerful is it displays the poetry, the angst, fury, passion of every street corner, every downtrodden person just needing one chance. If you were to say what one Nas song I should ever listen to, 9 out of 10 people will say "One Mic".


Album: Illmatic - I defy you to find a Hip Hop head who doesn't agree this is a top 5 album. This classic captures the heart of the hood, of a young man just trying to get by. It's lyrics are just so real and powerful and changed the course of Hip Hop music

50 Cent represents bringing back that hardcore edge at a time that Hip Hop had lost it. He had this aggressive, dangerous appeal that just struck you and was able to capitalize on it to ridiculous success.

Song: Many Men - why did I choose Many Men out off all the 50 Cent songs. Easy, I dare you to play this song and not feel unstoppable and gangster. 50 touched on that feeling of haters trying to stop you and you saying no and because you did try I'm going even harder.



Album: Get Rich Or Die Tryin'- This album was like a hurricane that just came out of no where. It mixed perfectly the tone of aggressive street life, and how to make it mainstream. Again this is another album that when it dropped changed the way Hip Hop music was sounding.

And last is Kanye West. I picked Kanye because he was the epitome of artistry in Hip Hop. With every album he drops he challenges the boundaries of what Hip Hop music is suppose to sound like and pushes it further.

Song: Through The Wire - I picked it because it capture Ye's passion fully. Here he is spitting with his mouth wired shut about his struggle to get on and how he has his dream right in front of him and he won't stop now. Ye is quoted as saying he was the fan that got to close to the stage. This song he pushed him self. His belief in who he was cause himself to go into his own pockets when no one believed in him and make the video and push it to radio.


Album : College Dropout - I choose it because it was Kanye vs The World. No one believe in him, no one thought he could be who he was today. And he took his sound, flipped it and pushed his dream on the world. And every album since he has changed the way the world hears Hip Hop.

The STUPIDITY Of Funkmaster Flex dissing 2Pac 15yrs Later




So out of the blue one day a short clip surface of Funkmaster Flex at what looked like a concert saying "Fuck 2Pac". Check the video out.



Now at first I thought to my self that this was probably some old vintage thing that resurfaced and that people were overreacting. I mean my logic was okay he was in the heat of the moment during the whole "East vs West" war so I kind of get it. Until audio came out yesterday of Flex on his show attempting to clarify his statement.



So not only was this a recent event he tried to justify it. Like I said it's one thing to go on that rant in the middle of that "War'. But to out of the blue diss a dead man, a man that you yourself has claimed to be a "Hip Hop Legend" years later is just playing yourself and pitiful.

So your logic is that Pac brought a lot of negativity to the game with the beef. Now I co-sign this sentiment completely but how can you be so anti-Pac because of that and yet be so Pro-50 Cent who built his career on negativity and beef? If your taking a righteous stand on negativity in our culture then how can you co-sign some of the many negative music poisoning our people?

Before you say, well you have to play the songs are you not the same DJ who took a stand claiming you weren't going to play certain artist records anymore because of their "disloyalty" to their group or boss? And did you not proceed to do so? So you can't honestly tell me a name like Flex can't say "I'm not playing these songs because they bring a 'negative energy'".


Seriously Flex, I understand where you were coming from and that you were trying to sort of save face. You have a right to your opinion and you have a right to say how you feel my man. But at the same time you have to realize you have a real voice so you can't just be spitting out bullshit. Just keep it 100 man.

2Pac died do to the negativity and unfortunately so did Biggie. So whats the point of putting out more negativity? Instead of reflecting on the wrong, lets learn from those dark moments in our culture's history and focus on the positive. If you are going to make some stand, then stand all the way. Instead of ruffling feathers and offering a half-ass reasoning for an emotional out burst my friend. Peace fam! It's a new day, everybody got cameras.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Michael Jackson's new album: Blasphemy or Honoring?



If you haven't heard, well the Estate of Michael Jackson are releasing a posthumous album by the late King Of Pop. It will be newly unreleased songs.....(I was somewhat hyped till this next line) of NEWLY COMPLETED SONGS.

When Michael Jackson died in June 2009, he left behind a lot of mysteries, many of which will be puzzled over for years and some that will never be resolved. But one of those questions — namely, "What music did Jackson leave behind?" — will be answered when Michael, a new collection of previously unheard songs, is released on December 14.

It will be the first of many releases from the superstar's estate, as Jackson apparently recorded "hundreds" of tracks before his death. (There are also apparently hundreds of never-before-heard Jackson 5 tracks as well).

Releasing posthumous albums can be extremely lucrative, but they are often weighed down by problematic legal issues. For example, Jimi Hendrix only released three albums before his untimely death in 1970, but there have been literally dozens of Hendrix-related releases since then. Hendrix died without a will, so the rights to unreleased tapes, demos and live performances (and there were many) were claimed by both Hendrix's surviving family members and his record label as well as various recording studios. (Those issues were compounded by the fact that there was infighting within Hendrix's family.)

If an artist has surviving bandmembers in addition to family, that introduces another complication. Kurt Cobain didn't leave behind a ton of unreleased material, but the live tracks and demos that were in the vault have sold quite well since his 1994 death (especially via the 2004 box set With the Lights Out). The road to getting that material released has been fraught with all sorts of arguments between Cobain widow Courtney Love and surviving Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic.

But once legal issues are resolved, posthumous albums can continue to rack up big sales (and, perhaps more importantly, maintain an artist's profile long after his or her death). When Tupac Shakur was murdered in 1996, there were rumors that he had left behind hundreds of hours of vocals that he'd recorded out of paranoia — Shakur built up the massive back catalogue because he was absolutely certain he would be killed. As a result, Shakur has released more new albums since his death (eight, all but one of which have gone platinum) than he did while he was alive (five).

Tupac's situation brings up an important point about posthumous material, though. The main reason that artists tend not to release songs is generally because the material is subpar or not in line with the rest of their work. But once the artist has passed away and other people are called in to judge the quality, things can get problematic. Shakur's posthumous albums do contain excellent songs, though many of them are fleshed out with filler and afterthoughts. The same goes for former friend and rival the Notorious B.I.G., who did not leave behind nearly as much material as Tupac. Still, that hasn't stopped a pair of posthumous albums from hitting the street. Biggie was one of the best rappers of all time, but the material on 1999'sBorn Again and 2005's Duets: The Final Chapter doesn't do anything to extend his legacy.

The fact that the first of Jackson's left-behind material is coming out only 18 months after his death is a good sign for future releases, and the quality will be adjudicated just as soon as the first note starts streaming online Monday (November 8).

Considering the massive success of "Michael Jackson's This Is It" ($261 million in worldwide box-office receipts) and the rest of Jackson's catalogue since his death (9 million records moved in the first month after his death), it's likely we'll be seeing a lot more of these types of releases in the coming years.

mtv


Hold up a second, do you comprehend what is going on here. It's not that there releasing already completed MJ songs that have been store (like the Thriller Demo's) as he worked on his album(s) but songs that weren't completed while he was alive or they felt the need to altered.

I'm sorry but for me personally this some bullshit. I mean as a kid I never really understood how messed up it was to be releasing some of Pac's unreleased material till the godforsaken "Loyal To The Game" . Prior to that most of his albums where just vocals on more updated tracks, and original joints. Yet with Loyal To The Game they edited lines to make Pac shout out Obie Trice and it was pretty much as though they made Pac the newest member of G-Unit.

I mean I was expecting for Pac to be rocking the G-Unit spinner on the cover.

At that point I started looking at things different. It's one thing for someone to record so much material with the intent to release them even after there gone like Pac but it's a whole other thing when that someone is such a perfectionist and so very hands on with his music that you didn't even know he was still working on it.

There is a reason why MJ songs never leaked while he lived. It was because he felt they weren't up to his standards or he didn't complete them. So how can you do a posthumous album with out his overwhelming approval? How can you go back and alter tracks he left off albums cause he felt they weren't up to par? How can you go and redo his music or complete incomplete songs without him giving the seal of yessss that's what I want it to sound like?

I know people will go crazy over the new album but as for me nah. The last full MJ album for me is "Invincible" which is ridiculously underrated. At this point with all the imposter's in the world how do I even know I'm really listening to MJ.


I won't go as far as to say this is blasphemous, but I don't feel it really honors the man. That's like if Pablo Picasso started a painting but didn't like where it was going so he stuck it in a closet. And because you used to help mix his paint you decided after he died your going to complete it and pass it on as "His Vision"...ummmm NO!!!

But it is what it is I guess. But I as for me,a big MJ fan...nah bro.

Apparently Will.I.Am shares the feeling

Whoever put it out and is profiting off of it, I want to see how cold they are to say that what [Michael] contributed during his life wasn’t enough,” said Will.I.Am. “He just wasn’t any ordinary artist. He was a hands-on person. To me it’s disrespectful. There’s no honoring.”

You might recall that Will.I.Am worked with Jackson in 2006 on songs that would’ve been included on the late singer’s next album. But since those songs were never approved by Jackson, Will.I.Am says they won’t be released.

“Michael Jackson songs are finished when Michael says they’re finished. Maybe if I never worked with him I wouldn’t have this perspective. He was very particular about how he wanted his vocals, the reverb he used…he was that hands-on.”

In other news, Akon disagrees, and gave TMZ the following statement, which some might call “succinct” and still others might label “nonchalantly lacking in any apparent empathy”:

"I don't see anything disrespectful about it ... these albums would have come out if [Michael Jackson] was alive or dead so I think this helps to keep his legacy alive," he told TMZ. "[I] honestly disagree."

Prefixmag


And Akon doesn't:

As with many other posthumous releases, the forthcoming Michael Jackson album, Michael, is already creating controversy. After will.i.am toldEntertainment Weekly that he thought it was "disrespectful" to release the collection of previously unheard material from the King of Pop, fellow collaborator Akon struck back.

'Kon, whose "Hold My Hand" collaboration with Jackson dropped on Monday as the LP's first single, insists that releasing new music is actually a way of honoring the icon.

"I think that's probably will's opinion," Akon told TMZ of the Black Eyed Peas frontman's statement. "Me personally, I think that's keeping his legacy alive, if you ask me. I don't see anything disrespectful about it. He got his people taking care of it. We all did records that we actually worked on together on the album. These records would have come out whether he was alive or dead, so I think this actually to helps keep his legacy alive. I honestly disagree with that."

The hip-hop star explained that he hopes "Hold My Hand" will reach "another level" and be properly distributed as he and the Jackson team had originally planned.

Last week, will.i.am slammed the project, suggesting that there's no honor in the upcoming release, due in stores December 14. "Whoever put it out and is profiting off of it, I want to see how cold they are," he told EW. "To say that what [Michael] contributed during his life wasn't enough. He just wasn't any ordinary artist. He was a hands-on person. To me it's disrespectful. There's no honoring."

Not only did Akon call his sessions with MJ "amazing," but he also gushed that it was nothing short of a dream come true saying, "He was a very incredible person, very creative. That was really a dream come true on my end. I enjoyed every moment of it."

Courtesy Of MTV

So you decide....to me honoring MJ is loving the work he did and HE PUT OUT TO THE WORLD as completed artwork of his life.

Michael Jackson Painting I Did:

"Smooth Criminal"

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New Painting "Nina Simone"




Eunice Kathleen Waymon (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003), better known by her stage name Nina Simone (/ˈniːnə sɨˈmoʊn/), was anAmerican singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist. Although she disliked being categorized, Simone is most associated with jazz music. Simone originally aspired to become a classical pianist, but her work covers an eclectic variety of musical styles that include classical, jazz, blues, soul, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop. Her vocal style is characterized by intense passion, a loose vibrato, and a slightly androgynous timbre, in part due to her unusually low vocal range which veered between the alto and tenor ranges (occasionally even reaching baritone lows). Also known as The High Priestess of Soul, she paid great attention to the musical expression of emotions. Within one album or concert she could fluctuate between exuberant happiness and tragic melancholy. These fluctuations also characterized her own personality and personal life, amplified by bipolar disorder with which she was diagnosed in the mid-1960s, something not widely known until after her death in 2003, though she wrote of it openly in her autobiography published in 1992.[1] According to Nadine Cohodas, Simone's biographer, Ms. Simone was first diagnosed with multiple personality disorder and later with schizophrenia.[2]

Simone recorded over 40 live and studio albums, the greatest body of her work released between 1958 (when she made her debut with Little Girl Blue) and 1974. Her most well known songs include "My Baby Just Cares for Me", "I Put a Spell on You", "Four Women", "I Loves You Porgy", "Feeling Good", "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood", "Sinnerman", "To Be Young, Gifted and Black", "Mississippi Goddam", "Ain't Got No, I Got Life," "I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl", and "Love Me or Leave Me".

Her music and message made a strong and lasting impact on culture,[3] illustrated by the numerous contemporary artists who cite her as an important influence (see Legacy and influence). Several hip hop musicians and other modern artists sample and remix Simone's rhythms and beats on their tracks. In particular, Talib Kweli and Mos Def routinely pay tribute to her outstanding and soulful musical style. Many of her songs are featured on motion picture soundtracks, as well as in video games, commercials, and TV series.



I love Nina Simone, my favorite songs by her are:

"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"

"Feeling Good"


"Here Comes The Sun"


Sunday, November 14, 2010

New Painting "Father & Son"




Just one of the 3 paintings I did last night. I was on Choose Haiti's facebook page and saw this photo of what looked to be a father holding his son. I really liked it and just decided to once again put my own spin to it.





Saturday, November 13, 2010

US Postal Man/Woman's racist outburts *UPDATE*

Get familiar with how it all "started" Click Here

Well the issue has finally hit the local news, check it out. Apparently the case my get thrown out and the lady has had many issues...including swinging on a paramedic and threatening to cut a police officers balls off.



Hugson Jean Interview.

So the police are claiming he didn't want to testify but he is saying other wise. Crazy

Uncle Russell Simmons pens Open Letter 2 Kanye




Yep, The Godfather of Hip Hop has spoken. Addressing the recent media circus and trials Kanye West has been enduring, Russell Simmons is offering some words to Kanye. Check it out.

Dear Kanye,

I have early recollections of Damon Dash calling me and forcing me to put you on Def Poetry Jam. I knew your record, "Through The Wire," but I didn't know much more. When you took the stage on Def Poetry Jam that night, and spit those genuine, heartfelt words, I witnessed your specialness that Damon had emphatically told me about.

From that moment on, you became a poet who has inspired the poets. I have proudly watched your career since then, and in case someone has missed the obvious, you are making a historical impact on music. Your life story took a tough turn with the passing of your mother. Although we grieved with you, we never really knew how much pain you were in. We witnessed your moment at the MTV Music Awards and many of us dismissed it as, "oh that is just Kanye being Kanye." The hard part of all of this, is that we have all had moments in our lives that have been challenging, painful and hard to overcome, however most of us just hide our emotions and never deal with that inner-struggle that we face on a daily basis. As an artist, Kanye, you have always looked inside for your inspiration...always exuding emotions that are in us, but that we never expose. That is what artistry is about...to look inside for what is unique. With your journey towards a higher level of consciousness, a journey that we all are on, you have shown through your art a commitment to greatness.

The thirty minute film you most recently made was beyond brilliant. Brilliance is not a word that can even begin to describe your ability to paint vibrant, vivacious, colorful yet muted paintings of poetry, music, costume, art, design and most important, passion. The passion you put into your new album is why I stayed up all those nights in the early 80's trying to get DJs and radio stations to play our records. I knew this day would come. Actually, maybe I didn't know, but I really, really hoped it would. I didn't work this hard when I was your age to watch the culture go the wrong way. And you, my friend, just took us to another level. I am simply in awe.

With this power, as you know, comes great responsibility. I am saying nothing you haven't heard before. When you spoke about President Bush during the Katrina telethon, it was not the particulars of your words that mattered, it was the essence of a feeling of the insensitivity towards our communities that many of us have felt for far too long. It was the image of the President, our President, the President of the United States Of America, peering out the window of an airplane, as the people on the ground were drowning, that hurt us the most. For centuries, our people have relentlessly tread water as hard as they could to stay afloat, and here we were, literally drowning, and it felt like the President was insensitive. There is no need to apologize, Kanye. You spoke from your heart and that is all we will ever ask from you. Don't be afraid of the press, as your art is your blueprint, thanks to Jay-Z, your big brother, we will always carry our destiny in our own hands. You are are an artist whose art is masterful. You are a servant to this world who no matter how hard it gets, keeps on giving. Giving gifts that inspire us, challenge us and motivate us to be better family and friends.

Keep on, Kanye. Keep on. We love you. We cherish you. And we will always have your back.

-Russell Simmons


Courtesy of Global Grind

It's official Jay Electronica down with THE ROC...Nation




There have been a lot of rumors and speculation since Just Blaze linked up with the New Orleans MC people called "The Nas Of The South", Jay Eletronica. He set the world on fire with Exhibit C and rumblings about the future of hip hop's label home was in a frenzy.



Especially after Jay was did the Ghost Of Christopher Wallace joint with Diddy.


But now the rumors can be put to rest as it has been officially announce where the once homeless (like seriously he used to live in a car) MC will call home.

*Drum Roll*

At Jay-Z's secret show last night he announced Jay E was now down with Roc Nation



"I hope with all of this to bring the magic back into hip-hop, all of the love, the wizardry," said Hov. He then explained the real reason he gathered everyone in the room. "This next wizard that I am about to introduce is very exciting. He goes by the name of Jay Electronica." The big news--Jay Electronica is the newest member of Roc Nation. The suited rapper then proved why, stopping often to repeat himself slowly so that everyone would listen. (Rap-Up)

Get To Know Jay:

J. Cole and Jay Electronica both now Roc Nation....Hip Hop looking like it's in good shape


Oh and yes make sure to check J. Cole's "Friday Night Lights" mixtape

Friday, November 12, 2010

You Can Buy Prints Of My Artwork In All Sizes/Frames/Etc


Yep, you love my art and I know you know I know it..just playing. Seriously though if your interested in my artwork but can't for some reason (maybe I no long have it or whatever) can't purchase an original why not purchase a print.




At my site you can get prints of my art in various sizes. Also you can get them on stretch canvas to give it that authentic feel or have them framed. Cool thing about the site is not only can you purchase them in various sizes but you can choose from a wide selection of frames, matts and even get GREETING CARDS of my artwork.

Just throwing that out there. But if you are trying to get your hands on the original contact me at: jasun561@yahoo.com

Painting Inspired by a photo of Wilkine Brutus and Kaye Ree

So I was on my homie Wilkine Brutus webisite "The Vanguard Element" and I was reading this brilliant article he was writing about interracial relationships (Click to read "Interracial Vs Intercultural Relationships: The Playoffs") when I saw this photo of him and Kay Ree. I seen it before a while ago on his facebook page but that was before I was really into painting. Anyway I was inspired by the beauty and power display in this photo...oh Wilkine is there to I guess lol (i kid bro lol). So I decided to try and capture that with a painting. I know I can't in no way do this incredible photo and Kaye's beauty any justice but I tried lol. I love to do paintings of people with out them knowing it because it makes me feel more free and when I spring it on them the element of surprise means alot to me. So I'm glad that they both liked it and look forward to giving it to them.





US Postal Man fired over Woman's racist outburts. wtf?

I'm not going to even say anything just watch the video. According to the post man (check his youtube page) she felt it was his fault her car was getting repo because he was delivering the letter in which it tells her it was getting taking back. To make matters worse according to him, he was fired with no actual investigation and the officer on the scene did nothing due to her being his neighbor. Even though she clearly physically puts hands on him in attack.





Well this thing has gone beyond viral. The Infamous 4Chan has gone into payback mode. For those who don't know 4Chan is a group of highly skilled hackers that basically you don't cross cause they WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE. Please believe me there is a looooooooooong list of victims and she is apparently next. Her information, address, numbers etc have been release on the net and every site is going ape shit.

I'm not going post any of that stuff. I think it sucks that she bout to get got and hope it really doesn't go far (but it will). All I know is it's 2010, with a Black President and this bull still goes on. I'm not even mad about the ranting woman but the fact that the Post Office allegedly fired him on the spot. It is what it is I suppose.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Rolling Stones Magazine Gives Kanye's "Fantasy" 5 Stars & Today Show Interview


Anyone who knows anything about Kanye West and music knows that he's a perfectionist with his art. His only mission is to give the best music he possibly can while pushing the boundaries and then rearranging them to his own liking. And all he wants in return is "Credit" or "Props" some acknowledgement for the work he has put in.

It's not hard to see that Ye has been robbed for a couple of awards (looks at The Grammy Awards best Album past winners). And he's always seem to fall short of getting those ever so elusive 5mics in The Source (is that even still around) and 5 stars in the in other magazines even though the people tend to feel otherwise. Well one of Kanye's dreams have finally come true as Rolling Stone Magazine has bestowed upon his latest work "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" a 5 out of 5 Stars review.


In other K. West news, here's the big Today Show interview where Yeezy responds to George Bush.


Not to long after this interview Kanye took to twitter and unleashed his anger with how he felt he got played in the interview.

I went up there to express how I was empathetic to Bush because I labeled him a racist and years later I got labeled as a racist…. While I was trying to give the interview they started playing the “MTV” under me with audio!!!!!!! I don’t mess with Matt Lauer or the Today Show … and that’s a very nice way for me to put it! HE TRIED TO FORCE MY ANSWERS. IT WAS VERY BRUTAL AND I CAME THERE WITH ONLY POSITIVE INTENT. I feel very alone very used very tortured very forced very misunderstood very hollow very very misused. I don’t trust anyone but myself! Everyone has an agenda. I don’t do press anymore. I can’t be everything to everybody anymore. I can’t be everybody’s hero and villain savior and sinner Christian and anti Christ!

I can’t take anymore advice!!! I create, I’m creative, I have a good heart, everyone will see and understand one day. Everything sounds like noise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVERYTHING SOUNDS LIKE NOISE!!!!!!! I don’t trust anyone! Very judged very scrutinized very criticized! I want everyone to know I have lows all the time but I make it through them! Yo I really wonder if Matt Lauer thought that shit was cool to play the “MTV” clip while I was speaking about Bush? He played clips of Bush and asked me to look at his face while I was trying to talk to him. I wish Michael Jackson had twitter!!!!!! Maybe Mike could have explained how the media tried to set him up!!! It’s all a fucking set up!!!! . This is rock and roll life my people… you can’t stop the truth you can’t stop the music and I have to be strong or “they” win!!!! . Sometimes it’s not simple, some days it’s not easy… I just want to create. I love you guys, thanks for the support!

It is pretty fucked up how they tried to set Kanye up to be the "asshole"

Here's a in depth Kanye West interview speaking about the media and more

At the end of the day just do you Mr. West

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

J. Cole "Friday Night Lights" Mixtape Trailer & 2 new Songs




Roc Nation's J. Cole next tape is due out friday. J. Cole is an incredible young MC that had the world's attention after dropping "The Warm Up" . With his still untiled debut album coming soon.

Cole decided to feed the fans a little something for the time being.

Check out "Before I'm Gone" off the upcoming "Friday Night Lights"



"Them old niggas sayin' Cole the wrong one bringing the city shine/ all he ever doin' is paintin' pictures of crime/ tellin' stories of pain, paintin' pictures of dope/ bitch if you listen i'm paintin' pictures of hope"


And here's another new joint from J called "Purple Rain"