Song of the Week

Song of The Week: J. Cole - Nobody's Perfect (ft. Missy Elliott)

Monday, October 10, 2011

They Said I'm Like Oprah...


I am so sorry that I've been so neglectful. I've been up to my eyelids in school work + extra curriculars. UNC ain't no joke. Anywho, guess who has tickets to the J. Cole show in Charlotte!

This gurl.

And just like with Sir Wasalu, I will be getting there as early as possible, armed with my video camera. Be on the look out for those videos. For all of those that have copped the album, twice, you understand. Not to mention Friday Night Lights, The Warm Up, Nigga From the Ville, The Come Up, Any Given Sunday(s)...need I say more.  By 1am the next day, Cole was on the iTunes Top Ten TWICE. #1 was the explicit version while #10 was the clean copy. He sold 215,000 in the first week, beating out his boss, Jay-Z, and Kanye for the amount of purchases on iTunes on the release date. Of course, he hasn't outsold him in general but, it's still a big milestone nonetheless. Two weeks before the album drop, it was already #1 on Amazon's pre-order music chart. A peak into the future anyone?

If you have yet to get the album, I will give you 12 bucks, shoot. You are one of the few that DON'T have it.

This is an exaggeration. I'm a college student i.e I have money for food and laundry (and a select few concerts that are not optional to see).

I'm beyond excited. The Song of the week is my favorite track (if i had to choose) from Cole World: The Sideline Story is "Nobody's Perfect" . It has a 90's music vibe, especially with the Missy Elliott feature. All is missing is our angel, Aaliyah. The track is hot. Give it a listen.

I've been slipping but, I will try my best to update on a weekly/daily basis again. I know you all are thirsty for some good music and only good music. I'm sick of the so-called music blogs that tweet shyt like Amber Rose nude pics or photos of Meagan Good having sex.


Get to the music.

So, that's what I'm gonna continue to give you. Music and only music. It's all about J. Cole this week. The vid featured was found via Not Quite Millionaires blog has Cole on Hip Hop Nation doing "Lost Ones". Another favorite of mine. If you're a Lupe fan, it sounds like the prequel to "He Say, She Say" . Love LOVE LOVE the track. The next post will be about this documentary shown on VH1 called "Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop". I have some opinions on this and I want to see what you all think. I'm in the process of finding an online streaming version of the doc.

Along with J. Cole, Phonte dropped his album "Charity Starts at Home" the same day with ex-Little Brother member 9th Wonder's "The Wonder Years". They've been put on the back burner only because I see J. Cole this Thursday so, my iPod has been Cole pretty much 24/7. Both 9th and Phonte are coming close to my university @ Cat's Cradle later this month, October 23rd. I'll go if the budget allots it. Friday morning, it'll be all about Phonte and 9th. For now, it's a Cole World. 

Just wanted to give you all a lil sumthin'. Check out the slightly altered background to the blog.  Much love. Keep supporting good music. And make sure to keep an extra pair of headphones, just in case the ones you have blow out. :)

Peace, Love and
☮ & ♥


P. S

Blog post title coming from J. Cole's "Return of Simba"


Sunday, August 28, 2011

New on the Blog for Week of August 28th

What up good music seekers.

Just giving you the updates on the website. Lupe Fiasco has announced his tour dates for Generation Laser. 11 year old emcee, Young Marqus, is also now on the bill. If you haven't heard of him, he packs quite a punch. Almost had me saying Diggy should watch his back. But anyway, I'mma try to post Cole Summer: Episode 3. The vid was marked private so, i'm pulling a couple of strings to get it back up. The Must See of the week features the late, great Ms. Aaliyah. Gone but never forgotten. You all know I don't watch BET so, i got the link from . Enjoy. The Vid of the Week feature Big K.R.I.T and his music video for "The Vent" from Return of 4eva. Give it a watch. I also have an album review coming up for the amazing Ivy Sole. Don't know if you remember her but I did a review on her first mixtape a minute ago and now she has a freEP out entitled "The Sole Cartel". Be on the look out for that by next week.

Stay fly and support good music.

Peace, luv and
☮& ♥


***The Aaliyah vid is spazzin out. Just Right click it and choose SHOW ALL. I don't why it's flippin out***

Generation Laser Tour Dates ft. Young Marqus ANNOUNCED

Just announced yesterday! Coming somewhere near you!

Sep 01 - Spark In The Park - UIC Music Festival - Chicago, IL 
Sep 03 - Triad Music Festival @ NewBridge Bank Park - Greensboro, NC 
Sep 09 - University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI 
Sep 10 - Kool Haus - Toronto, Canada 
Sep 12 - House of Blues - Boston, MA 
Sep 15 - MAC at Monmouth University - West Long Branch, NJ 
Sep 16 - Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD
Sep 17 - the Mann - Philadelphia, PA 
Sep 18 - Raleigh Amphitheater - Raleigh, NC 
Sep 20 - The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA 
Sep 22 - Auburn Arena - Auburn, AL 
Sep 23 - Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheater - Charlotte, NC 
Sep 24 - St. Augustine Amphitheatre - St Augustine, FL 
Sep 25 - Florida International University - Miami, FL 
Sep 28 - TBA - Columbus, OH 
Sep 29 - TBA - St Louis, MO 
Sep 30 - Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN 
Oct 02 - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Urbana, IL 
Oct 04 - TBA - Dekalb, IL 
Oct 05 - TBA - Ames, IA 
Oct 06 - The Midland by AMC - Kansas City, MO 
Oct 07 - Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO 
Oct 09 - The Palms - Las Vegas, NV 
Oct 10 - Hollywood Palladium - Hollywood, CA 
Oct 11 - Fox Theater - Oakland, CA 
Oct 22 - TBA - Orlando, FL 
Nov 04 - TBA - Evanston, IL 
Nov 18 - TBA - Princeton, NJ

dates via LupEND Blog

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Get excited fam! tour dates announced! Gotta be somewhere near you!
August 23rd – Vancouver, BC (Vogue)
August 25th – Edmonton, AB (Edmonton Events Centre)
August 27th – Calgary, AB (Flames Central)
August 30th – Saskatoon, SK (Odeon Theatre)
August 31st – Winnipeg, MB (Garrick Center)
September 3rd – Toronto, ON (Sound Academy)
September 6th – London, ON (Music Hall London)
September 7th – Montreal, QC (Club Soda)
September 10th – Orlando, FL (The Beacham Theatre)
September 11th – Miami, FL (Revolutions)
September 14th – Houston, TX (Warehouse Live)
September 15th – New Orleans, LA (House of Blues)
September 16th – Dallas, TX (Southside Music Hall)
September 17th – Austin, TX (Emos)
September 19th – Denver, CO (The Ogden)
September 20th – Albuquerque, NM (Sunshine Theater)
September 21st – Phoenix, AZ (The Venue)
September 22nd – Los Angeles, CA (Club Nokia)
September 23rd – San Francisco, CA (Regency)
September 29th – Winston Salem, NC (Winston Salem State University)
October 2nd – Atlanta, GA (Tabernacle)
October 4th – Cleveland, OH (House of Blues)
October 6th – Kalamazoo, MI (Kalamazoo State Theatre)
October 7th – Detroit, MI (Royal Oak)
October 8th – Milwaukee, WI (The Rave)
October 9th – Chicago, IL (House of Blues)
October 12th – Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)
October 13th – Charlotte, NC (Fillmore)
October 14th – Norfolk, VA (Old Dominion University)
October 15th – Elizabeth City, NC (Elizabeth City State University)
October 16th – Myrtle Beach, SC (House of Blues)
October 19th – Washington, DC (Fillmore)
October 20th – Baltimore, MD (Sound Stage)
October 21st – Albany, NY (Armory)
October 22nd – Worcester, MA (Palladium)
October 23rd – Providence, RI (Lupo’s)
October 25th – New York, NY (Best Buy Theatre)
October 31st – Liverpool, UK (Echo Arena/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 1st – New Castle, UK (Metro Radio Arena/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 2nd – Glasgow, UK (SECC/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 4th – London, UK (O2 Arena/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 5th – Bournemouth, UK (BIC/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 6th – Birmingham, UK (LG Arena/TinieTempah UK Arena Tour)
November 7th – Manchester, UK (MEN Arena/Tinie Tempah UK Arena Tour)
November 8th – Cardiff, UK (Motorpoint Arena/ Tinie Tempah UK Arena Tour)
November 11th – London, UK (Electric Ballroom)
November 12th – Birmingham, UK (Institute)
November 13th – Cardiff, UK (Solus)
November 14th – South Hampton, UK (University)
November 17th – Glasgow, UK (ABC)
November 18th – Liverpool, UK (Academy)
November 19th – Sheffield, UK (Academy)
November 20th – Manchester, UK (Academy 2)
November 22nd – Cambridge, UK (Junction)
November 24th – Bristol, UK (Academy)
November 26th – Norway (Waterfront / UEA)
November 30th – Brussels, Belgium (VK*)
December 1st – Amsterdam, Holland (Melkweg)
December 2nd – Germany (TBD)
December 3rd – Copenhagen, Denmark (VEGA)
December 4th – Malmo, Sweden (Babel)
December 6th – Gothenburg, Sweden (Parken)
December 7th – Stockholm, Sweden (Nalen)
December 8th – Oslo, Norway (Rockefeller)
December 10th – Berlin, Germany (TBD)
December 12th – Paris, France (La Cigale)
Cold World: The Sideline Story – 9/27/11

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