I already posted a giant blog about this on my site but I figured I'd throw it up here for the Dreamers 8)
I'm really proud of this joint, and extremely appreciative of it as well. This is just a taste of what is to come !!!! Also, that logo is crazy lol.
Its been a while since anyone posted on here, gotta excuse us been working on finishing up "The Warm Up". The Tape is well worth the wait, I can honestly say that this is something as a fan of music that is refreshing and much needed. Were looking for a June 15th release date as well as information coming up on the mixtape release party in Nyc and one in Fayetteville, NC. Stick with us people, its been hectic and fun and I hope you enjoy what we are offering you.
Had to throw this up before the J. Cole show video footage coming later today....
But can any man stop this freak of nature??? This is retarded... I thought I just saw Shawn Kemp with Iverson handles but thats impossible so what the fuck is going on here??
oh BTW... Lebron officially > Kobe. Say somethin!
It's a follow up interview: the first took place last Fall, before the deal. Read that one HERE. Classic
You get way more in depth than the usual "tell us about the deal."
This is easily one of the most remarkable music related projects I have ever seen. I sincerely hope whoever put this together gets a Grammy or some sort of recognition beyond some blog posts lol. True music captured in a way you always dreamed of but never heard before, this is technology at it's FINEST.
Click Here for more on "Playing For Change"
So the first release from J. Cole since the Roc Nation deal is coming real soon. It's called "The Warm Up". I can honestly say it's the best mixtape I have ever heard. Maybe I'm biased, but I don't give a fuck that's how I honestly feel lol.
It's not a mixtape, I can't bare to call it that. It really is an album, it's better than what we are all used to, it's inspiring, it's invigorating, it's timeless music man. If for some reason you don't feel what Cole is bringing to the table musically, then you have got to at least admire his story.
Always a great interview, but this one was especially good. If you haven't read up on Cole yet, now is the time and this is the article. I promise it will be worth your 5 minutes of time!
Now onto the Trailer. I mean... Damn. Goosebumps. Shit like this keeps me going as a musician, creatively, this is fuel for anyone trying to realise their dreams. Enjoy.
Complete Rim Molestation. Posterization. Jermainly E'mbaressed. Viciously Violent.
Pathedic. Idiotic. Epic Fail. Dominique is Embaressed for You. Disgusting Disaster.
Click Here to view.
On some real shit though this series has been good, real physical like the old days. I'm lovin the playoffs so far!
I already twittered a few times regarding this video but now I can't resist the urge to blog this. I ran across this video 2 nights ago while being in the studio late night, Mez told us to check it out while we were taking a youtube break. Since then i have been laughing non stop at this video, I can sit here and point out a million things but I rather you watch it for yourself. now I present Namata "Treasure in you"....
Here's a video put together by Knotti from the same night as the Karen Civil interview, I like this video thought it was coo l hope you enjoy it.
“Unlike his immediate predecessors, he seems to be running the government instead of letting the government run him. And he seems so relaxed that it’s almost as frightening as it is reassuring. It’s almost impossible to imagine him getting nasty with an intern or spending hours cutting down trees when he should be absorbing briefing papers. He is focused like a laser on his job.”
I mean the guy never looses his cool, ever… and he’s had some serious drama these past months.
“Checkout the landscape, Obama has had to take steps to help bail out the broken world banking system; save the world’s largest insurer; rescue the American auto industry and an American sea captain held captive by pirates; pass a stimulus package and a budget and explain how, together, they were going to be the salvation of the sickly U.S. economy. And, these last couple of weeks, he’s had to walk the damn dog…pirates.”
In a mere 100 days, Obama has reopended ties with the perpetual line stepping nations of Venezuela, Cuba, Syria, and Iran, all without giving up on America's core national interests. In fact, he has proven that he is a president who actually understands what those interests are... That's why this dreamer drove all the way to NC to vote.
All in all, this is just 100 days of what I hope to be a 2-term, 8-year presidency and I’m sure all the hard choices lie ahead…Pirates!
But for now, things are going pretty damn good, given the circumstances. Give it up for Barack and check out the list of all time greatest dreamers; let me know if I missed someone.
All-Time Greatest Dreamers
1. President Barack Obama
3. Spud Webb
4. Walt Disney
5. The Game
Check out this cool interview Cole did with Karen Civil for her "Introduction" section on Karencivil.com, Shout out to Knotti too on the video.
So The NFL Draft is creeping up on us and this is always an exciting time of the year for me. I am probably the biggest Eagles and Donovan McNabb fan around so the rush of not knowing who WE will end up with is exciting. Now if your into sports you know the Eagles made a Big Trade already for OT Jason Peters and working towards more moves to get ready for the 09 season.
J. Cole was up at Lenny S radio show for a quick interview and freestyle. Yay for my shout out lol. Cole killed it with the rhyme (as usual). But I must say, I think young Jermaine gives a real good interview. Most good artist's have intriguing interviews. Lil Wayne, Jay, etc. It's an important part of connecting with your fans. Check it out:
What was just as crazy though was the play before when Boozer just decided to assassinate the entire lakers front line with a monster left handed dunk in traffic. It was like he just said "Fuck this, I'm scoring". Some real will-powered shit! That was impressive as hell.
My man Omen has been killin shit lately, but you wouldnt know cuz he just sends me the tracks lol.... His new mixtape is comin real soon, but for now.. Check out his joint from 2006 with the Spike Lee theme. Features a couple guest spots from J. Cole (Formally known as Therapist back then!).
Download: Omen - Do The Right Thing Mixtape Here
P.S.- Use WinRar to extract files.
Directors of J. Cole's "Trilogy" Video BBGUN were recently featured in "American Dreaming" magazine.. Check it out! I keep sayin it but these guys are incredible. Look out for "The Warm Up" trailer coming soon also shot by BBGUN!!!!
Here is a look at some of their previous work with Kid Kudi
Kid Cudi - "a KID named CUDI: The Mixtape" (trailer) from bbgun on Vimeo.
This has to be one of the most tightly defended game winning step back jumpers I've ever seen. Give it up to HEDO THE TURK for the tough D.. but what a SHOT!!!!! I'm excited for these playoffs... I'm picking Cleveland to win it all. Who is your pick Dreamers????
Great ass show man, that's all I can say. For me personally it was a great experience coming out to NC with the Dreamville team. We havin a ball out here man its a beautiful thing. One thing I gotta say about watching Cole perform that many people may not understand is, technically: He is a monster. Meaning, you gotta pay attention - the man has no hype man, and not only does he never miss a line, but the CLARITY with which he spits is amazing. No fumbling, no mumbling, no nothing. Clear as fuckin day every line. If you don't think its impressive do me a favor and try to stand up in front of the mirror spittin your fa rappers songs for 20 minutes without fuckin up once and not missin a line!!!! You gunna be gaspin for breath sweatin bullets so imagine that times 10 once you hit the stage!!! Wale also put on a real good show check out his footage below.
The NBA never slacks on they commercial, they went and got me ready for the playoffs with a ill joint right here. Throw that kanye in and how they chop they shit up... Shit is sick. Check it out let me know what ya think.
Here's footage i promised of how the performance in VA went... chopped up by J. Cole himself this time lol. The crowd was great, the set was ill and just watch a lil more and see how it went down after the show lol definetly some funny shit.
I'm not one to look back on glory Days cause i believe Hip Hop's best days are still ahead of us. I love the new wave of artist just like everyone else does, but this is something that i feel should be bought back. All Ego's aside, All who's the headliner aside, All bullshit aside but if I was a person with enough power and pull to get this done (which I plan to hopefully be one day) I will bring back the Feeling of "The Hard Knock Life Tour". Never could i sppreciate what was done on that tour back when it first happen, but now looking back on it the shit was simply amazing. Here's just a clip from the beggining of the movie "Backstage", kind of a little reminder of what was accomplished and who accomplished it. Enjoy
So Excuse the Lack of updates to start, things have been a lil hectic at the moment but it will get better. Posting is a lot harder on the road when you don't have a laptop but that will come in due time. Just got back from being in VA since Tuesday where Cole did a show in Norfolk, VA and a show in Richmond, VA opening up for the homie Wale. We have good footage of both shows as well as the trip to post up but until then just know it was a great experience, Everybody killed it and the people who were at this shows gave Cole a lot of love and got us looking foward to the show this thursday in NC.