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Frank Ocean – Forrest Gump (BTS Pics)

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Looks like Frankie Ocean actually brought out the Yellow Tux. Hit the jump for more pitures of the upcoming visual from Channel Orange.

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Ciara f. 2 Chainz – Sweat

It’s only right that with Ciara’s return that Tity Boi, the man on every feature, lends a helping hand to the songstress.

Wholesale Key Chain Review

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Kendrick Lamar: Section.80 Album Review


Kendrick Lamar released his third solo project, “Section.80”, on July 2nd, 2011.  

Fuck Your Ethnicity- This track (being the intro) sets the tone for the rest of the project simply by the title “Fuck Your Ethnicity”. Showing that despite your culture, ethnic background, or religious views this music can be related to by everyone. A smooth beat and one of my favorites on the album with a woman’s voice singing beautifully as the track glides into Kendrick’s meaningful verses. Right from the get-go he grabs your attention with the lines, “fire burnin’ inside my eyes, this the music that saved my life, y’all be callin it hip hop, i be callin it hypnotize”. As the track progresses on he talks about the color barriers along with calling himself the “mailman” meaning he brings you (delivers) the music that people have been waiting for. In the second verse he informs the listener that he’s not a civil rights activist or anything of that nature, just someone who sees the Government propaganda towards U.S. Citizens. Kendrick’s flow is on point throughout making this a very powerful intro and an attention grabber for listeners unfamiliar with his music.     9.5/10


Hol’ Up- After such a great intro, Kendrick follows it up with a more laid back type track with drums and jazz-like trumpets. He talks about having sex with the stewardess on an airplane in front of all the passengers and says the passengers “would think I’m a terrorist”. He goes on to rap complexly about him being ahead of his time and wise beyond his years. The message Kendrick is trying to get across is the way his music is received by more mainstream hip hop fans. Having sex with the stewardess symbolizes this because the passengers would jump to a conclusion of a terrorist (his music is “bombing” the game). Something that differs from what hip hop listeners are used to and that actually has a message is automatically rejected without hesitation. Towards the end of the track, Kendrick shows off his rhyming abilities as he brags. Relaxing track but could have been great with a nice hook.     8.8/10


A.D.H.D.- This track speaks directly to both this generation and Kendrick’s generation. He talks about people with A.D.H.D. and those without it abusing prescription drugs. This song is a perfect example of how Kendrick claims his generation was “alone”. Second verse he spits a story of 2 “crackhead babies” getting together and afraid about the police out to get him. Above average song but nothing really jumps out at me.     8.3/10


No Make-Up [Her Vice] (feat. Colin Moore)- After listening to the first four tracks, the beginning of this track as Colin Moore sings the hook it seems out of place. But as I continued to listen Kendrick is spitting verses that every man can agree with, woman using make-up change their entire look most don’t even need to. In the second verse he exchanges words with a woman and puts you in the relationship of the two. The last lines is when the full message of the song comes together and it’s that woman use make-up to cover the bruises as a result of Domestic Violence. From low expectations when the track began, it climbed it’s way up with a dope beat, vivid story, and fitting hook.     8.9/10


Tammy’s Song [Her Evils]- This is the closest thing to an electronic beat as this project gets. Kendrick talks about a woman that cheats on her boyfriend. The catch about the story is she finds out he’s been cheating on her and gets mad at him. Not much else to this track besides a repetitive hook. The worst track on the project so far.     7.6/10


Chapter Six- Track starts off with a voice over drums and cymbals. Kendrick sings about young kids having fun and not worrying about anything else in their lives. A voice of a man at a campfire takes over (also heard in the intro) and talks about people in this generation being all about themselves and doing everything out of “spiteful[ness]”. Kendrick comes back in rapping the same lines he was in the beginning. I’d consider this track an interlude type song.         


Ronald Reagan Era- This is one of my favorite tracks on this album and definitely a top 5 track. The reason this track is titled “Ronald Reagan Era” is because during the Reagan presidency, everything was in good shape and U.S. citizens and government saw nothing but good things. These lines are said by Ashtro Beat in the intro, “We’re far from good, not good from far…the kids just ain’t alright” meaning Compton was overlooked and in trouble. A great beat consisting mostly of drums and bass is flowed over smoothly by Kendrick spitting powerful bars about what was going on in Compton at the time and raps the hook “Compton niggas ain’t nothing to fuck with”. Great track that doesn’t bore the listener throughout the track.   9.2/10


Poe Mans Dreams [His Vice] (feat. GLC)- With a relaxing beat and a 90’s feel, Kendrick raps about issues within his own family and the difference between a man living the true basics of life. The hook explains that as Lamar sings “smoke good, eat good, live good.” He shows off his lyricism talking about rappers sounding “lyrical” when they truly aren’t. The rhyme scheme he uses is crazy and towards the end completes the picture of a young kid trying to make it only to support his family. GLC delivers smooth rhymes as well. Good follow up to the up-tempo “Ronald Reagan Era”.     9.3/10


The Spiteful Chant (feat. ScHoolBoy Q)- I’m on the fence about this track. The tribal sounding beat and auto-tuned voice in the beginning (although it sounded correct for a “chant”) did nothing but lower expectations for the track. But as the beat comes together it sounds pretty good. Kendrick and ScHoolBoy both deliver tight lines although K.Dot barely rapped. One of the worst tracks on the album but it’s not entirely terrible, just most parts.     6.9/10


Chapter 10- An electronic sounding beat with repetitive drums as Kendrick spits quickly. He talks about the world seeing him as an immigrant which is another metaphor symbolizing the way some hip hop fans look at him for making the type of music he does.


Keisha’s Song [Her Pain] (feat. Ashtro Bot)- Another great drum-based beat choice. Kendrick raps about a woman that doesn’t know what to do so she turns to prostituting in order to make ends meet. The hook supports this as Ashtro Bot sings “flashy girls all along Beach Boulevard”. He goes on to tell how the she ends up being caught by police but gets away by having sex with them. In the last verse Kendrick raps about the woman’s lack of a Father figure and how prostituting was once a temporary thing but now she doesn’t know anything besides it. Great song displaying Kendrick’s storytelling skills.     9.7/10


Rigamortus- This is my favorite track off this album. The jazz horns combined with the drums makes this the perfect beat for Kendrick to go in on which is exactly what he did. Like most tracks, you can’t hear K.Dot take one breath throughout the whole song. Very clever wordplay with lines like “payback is a bitch and bitch you been livin’ in debt with me” spit with hot flow shows the level Kendrick is on compared to other rappers in the game.     9.1/10


Kush & Corinthians (feat. BJ The Chicago Kid)- A jazz sounding intro to the song as electrics come into the track while Kendrick spits about not being afraid to be different. He also talks about being against retaliating to street violence which is another way of him saying he won’t give into the mainstream sound like people are telling him. BJ The Chicago Kid sings and finishes out the track nicely. Not an amazing track but not average by any means.     8.2/10


Blow My High [Members Only]- This is a track dedicated to Aaliyah but not up to the standards a listener would have this far into the album. Lyrically it’s not too impressive but it’s the closest thing to a mainstream song as this project gets. One of the worst tracks on the album and probably boring to many listeners.     6.2/10


Ab-Souls Outro (feat. Ab-Soul)- With jazz instrumentals in the beginning Ab-Soul wastes no time and he aggressively talks about the hood and throws in some political lines as well. He does this very impressively with multi-syllable rhymes and emotion being heard clearly in his voice. The overall message is living how you want to not how others try and guide you. Kendrick gives a speech about his place in the world and in the rap game as well. The song closes with a 2-minute jazz solo and goes into the man speaking at the campfire talking about living your own life like I said before.     8.7/10


HiiiPower- One of the best beats on the album (produced by J. Cole) and one of my favorite tracks on the project and many would agree. Kendrick concentrates on how he is above the rest of the rappers in the game and civil rights for African-Americans. The most notable line in the track is when he mentions the Illuminati, “who said a black man in the illuminati, last time I checked that was the biggest racist party”. Vocals sang very well by Alori Joh (R.I.P.). Standout track on the album. Great way to end the album with a powerful message to leave the listener with.     9.5/10




ALBUM OVERVIEW: Easily one of the best projects released in 2011 and arguably of the last few years. The concept of the mainstream rejecting Kendrick’s music just because it’s different than what they’re accustom to hearing. Another concept that seems to appear is that his generation (1980’s) was overlooked and left out to dry for lack of a better term. The beat selection was great as were the creative Jazz samples. The standout element of this album was the substance, Kendrick had something meaningful to say on just about every track and kept you entertained. Overall, amazing project and proof Kendrick is one of the top dogs (no pun intended) the game has to offer right now.


OVERALL RATING: 9.1/10

R.I.P. #55

On Wednesday May 2, 2012 the world learned of the loss Junior Seau. A three year starter out of USC,was drafted 5th in the first round of the 1990 NFL Draft. Seau played with the Chargers,Dolphins, and the Patriots. Seau appeared in 2 Super Bowls, was a 10-time all-pro and was selected for the pro-bowl 12 times. He was also selected for the 1990 All Decade team. Seau’s teammates remember him as a passionate, fun loving teammate with great leadership. Juniors story is a story of perseverance, and he will go down as one of the best line backers ever and one that revolutionized the position. Seau is already apart of the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame and will likely be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame when eligible. Seau’s family have recently decided to donate his brain for medical research on the effect of concussions. Rest In Peace Junior! You will be missed but never forgotten!

Waka Flocka Flame – Pitchfork Freestyle

While getting tatted up Waka Flocka decides to spit some freestyles for the good folks over at Pitchfork.

Kendrick Lamar Speaks On Fame, Family, Materialism & Black Hippy

K-Dot speaks on giving his family a chance to change their lives around, adjusting to his new-found fame, projects from his Black Hippy crew and more.