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Dee 1 & Earl Sweatshirt

What up you guys its Kidd Russell back with a fresh new artist that hip hop heads are sure to love. I first heard about Dee 1 when a buddy of mine in New Orleans tweeted me his video. I quickly became a fan of his honest, positive & straight forward music. His video for his song "Jay, 50, & Weezy" is crazy original and already has close to 300k views. His quirky delivery and southern slang grab your attention & keep you entertained as he drops some original lyrics. Make sure you watch to the end!

Below is another of Dee 1's videos, this time for his song "One Man Army". Its another dope visual that will inspire any upcoming indie artist or any person chasing a dream on no budget.  You can hit Dee 1 up @Dee1Music and download his latest mixtape via his website dee1music.com.

In my first post, I popped Gowhere's Wolf Gang cherry by posting Tyler The Creator's video for "Yonkers". But I have to say my favorite rapper in Wolf Gang, a.k.a. OFWGKTA, is Earl Sweatshirt. If I could change my rapper name to anything it would have been that - its fucking hilarious. Anyways, I posted his self titled video "Earl" below. This video would have been banned from a TV station back in the day, but thanks to YouTube we get to laugh our ass off and PRAY for our youth at the same time... Check it out. You can find more on Earl and OFWGKTA on their website OFWGKTA.com.
Dee-1 "One Man Army RMX"
Earl Sweatshirt "Earl"

Tina P's Picks: TheTramaineExperience CHICAGO

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This blog post marks the beginning of a recurring segment, "Tina P's Picks," where I'll feature my must see Chicago events. I'll be tiptoeing in music, but also stepping outside of those boundaries to showcase theatre, art, fashion, and more.
"Fairly flabbergasting...with Jim Carrey's comic elasticity and Michael Jackson's physical fluidity," says the Chicago Journal of Tramaine Montell Ford. A decade later, Syracuse Drama education, Alvin Ailey training, hit feature film Hairspray and perennial soap One Live To Live; you have to see him to believe him. His newest work, an edgy one-man show entitled TheTramaineExperience: AnUrbanDramedy, takes us on a hilarious semi-autobiographical journey through the Cabrini Green Projects where he grew up. Through Ford's thorough and distinct characterizations, the audience is introduced to an eccentric cast. They freely share their funny, vulnerable insights about him, themselves, and the world in which they reside. Ultimately, Ford highlights the humanity we all share.
The production comes to us straight from development at off-Broadway's Theatre Row in NYC. Being a native Chicagoan, it's always been a goal of Ford's to bring the show back to the city that birthed the material. The last showing in New York sold out and people were turned away. Don't be. Get your tickets now!
Tina P Presents TheTramaineExperience CHICAGO. This Saturday, January 15th at 6pm. Gorilla Tango. 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave. Buy your tickets here. 18+ for strong adult language.
TheTramaineExperience Promo

Will Ferrell & Janelle Monáe LIVE @ The ESPYs lead new videos

Not quite the pairing you would expect to see in the title, huh? Well, let's kick off today's batch of videos with some hilarity, courtesy of Will Ferrell Jeff Vuvuzela, you guessed it, the inventer of the World Cup instrument, vuvuzela. This took place at last night's ESPYs - the sports award show that I had no desire to watch until Seth Meyers' hilarious monologue reeled me in, quickly followed by Paul Rudd & Steve Carrell's spoof of 'The Decision'. Anyway, if you missed it, you are probably wondering how Ferrell and Monáe were even on stage together in the first place. Well, Miss Monáe was tabbed as the special guest performer at the ESPYs, a great look for her, which goes without saying. After Vuvuzela's funny interview with Seth Meyers, he brings up Janelle Monáe for their duet - track number 40 on Vuvuzela's debut album, to be exact. 5+ minutes that will keep you laughing so press play and sit back and enjoy.

The jokes don't stop there. Affion Crockett dropped his hilarious spoof of Drake's Tim Westwood freestyle that had me spittin' water at the screen from the 'grey hoodie' punchline onward. The guy he got to spoof Tim Westwood killed it also. Lastly, we move into a more serious mood with Ne-Yo's mini movie of his first two singles off the upcoming album, Libra Scale, "Beautiful Monster" and "Champagne Life". Collectively, they are 15 minutes long and are linked together for basically the first 10 minutes. The last 5 minutes of "Champagne Life" is practically your typical video poppin' bottles of champagne, which was disappointing that it didn't connect with the story set up by "Beautiful Monster" more directly. The story elements in the latter are actually kind of creepy as Ne-Yo is tabbed to save the world before alluding the 'beautiful monster'. Some dope choreography adds to the entertainment, but overall, I'm not that high on the direction the videos took. And it warrants mentioning that Ne-Yo's hat keeps getting lower and lower on his face. How can dude see? Anyway, peep all the videos here and stay tuned for more new music updates soon. Enjoy!
Affion Crockett Spoofs Drake's Tim Westwood Freestyle

Ne-Yo "Beautiful Monster"

Ne-Yo "Champagne Life"

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Justin Bieber 'Baby' stolen from RAAAAAAAANDY?

RAAAAAAAANDY "Baby Baby" f/ DJ Ol' Youngin'
Producer: Dave Sitek - FULL, CDQ, Track off upcoming RAAAAAAAANDY Mixtape *Tibs Fav.™

RAAAAAAAANDY continues on his terror with a new mixtape track: the original version of Justin Bieber's "Baby"?!?! Watch the hilarious reenactment above for the full scoop. Man, this is just straight up ridiculous, hahah. Added enjoyment for me since I can't stand that song. Make sure to grab the full track as well above with DJ Ol' Youngin' (what a name!) adding a nice twist. #BieberStoleFromRandy 

And down below, I'll leave it to Jimmy Kimmel with perhaps the best unintentionally funny introduction ever (from his show late last week). "Here now with the George Benson song "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You", welterweight champion of the world, Manny Pacquiao!" Once you dry your eyes from the tears of laughter that are sure to be flowing, expect another new music update. Enjoy! 
Manny Pacquiao "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You"
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Aziz Ansari a.k.a. RAAAAAAAANDY releases 'AAAAAAAANGRY' diss track at Kanye West, Eminem, Drake, & MORE


Producer: Dave Sitek - FULL, CDQ, Track off the upcoming RAAAAAAAANDY mixtape *Tibs Fav.

"Quit f***** updatin' your blog and send us a verse!"

Harsher words couldn't have been directed at Kanye West... hahah! Aziz Ansari a.k.a. RAAAAAAAANDY takes aim at some of the biggest names in hip hop with this 'diss' track, fueled by a common problem in collaborations: not receiving verses. Those who couldn't dodge RAAAAAAAANDY's lyrical wrath: Kid Cudi, Jay-Z, Ludacris, Drake, RZA & GZA, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Clipse, MF Doom, Mos Def, and of course, Kanye West. This was just brilliant. Hilariously obnoxious. My favorite call outs: Kanye's (especially when he continues on about his blog), Eminem, and Drake. Just take a listen above and check out more from Aziz Ansari at his blog Aziz Is Bored. For all you DePaul students, Aziz will be in town doing standup this Saturday, February 27th.

To continue on the funny tip, one of my favorite NBA (D-League) Players/Internet Stars Rod Benson released a new hip hop/comedy video called "R-O-D B-E-N Son" that is also hilarious. The Google search part in the intro skit is absolutely ridiculous, oh my. If you're unfamiliar with Rod Benson and the Boom Tho movement, then maybe check out his blog Too Much Rod Benson before you take a look at the video. Boom Tho!

Rod Benson "R-O-D B-E-N Son"



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Old school Common diss leads new music post


Common "The Bitch In Yoo [Ice Cube Diss]"
Producer: Pete Rock - 1996 Original Demo Mix *Tibs Fav.™

Today's Old School Sunday installment is directly inspired by the latest Beanie Sigel diss track on Jay-Z. The latter feud has caused quite the buzz in hip hop but the diss track is rather weak (more on that in a sec). As a result, I felt the need to spotlight a diss track that  is widely considered one of hip hop's best: Common's "The Bitch In Yoo" - the Chicago MC's 1996 diss record on Ice Cube and the Westside Connection .

The backstory: In Common's legendary "I Used To Love H.E.R." he recited, "I was insulted: she was with the boys in the hood". If you recall the metaphor, she = hip hop and Ice Cube took offense as an actor in the movie Boyz In The Hood. Consequently, Cube and the Westside Connection took shots at Common and others in a song called "Westside Slaughterhouse". Common shot back with the direct diss "The Bitch In Yoo", saying Cube's "Rap career is over, better off acting, what trouble I see, you're managing WC and Wack 10" and pointing out many of Cube's beats sample George Clinton. This one is a must-have for those in my generation who were unfamiliar of the beef in '96 or even for those who are and just don't have the mp3 after all these years.

Now in contrast, "The Bitch In Yoo" is miles ahead of "How I Can Kill The Jigga Man". I mean, it was frustrating to the point that I wanted to spotlight an old diss track. We all know Beans is capable of more and the only thing I really got out of "How I Can Kill The Jigga Man" is that Beans really likes to address people as 'boy'. If you're comin' after Jay-Z, you gotta bring your A+ game (see: "Ether") and simply put, Beans didn't do that. Maybe he's just playin' around w/ this one before a 'real' diss track, but I don't know if I'd waste my time doin' that on record.. in an interview, sure. Jay must be lickin' his chops before the American Music Awards tonight, where he'll be performing with Alicia Keys (also performing is Eminem & 50 Cent).

UPDATE: Beanie Sigel just released ANOTHER Jay-Z diss called "Think Big" (shouts 2 DDot). It doesn't feel like a pure diss on Jay; he's only mentioned toward the end. The references to the likes of Columbine and Scottie Pippen were nice tho and I liked this track overall a lot better.

Below, there is more to be had as Grafh goes in on Trey Songz' "I Invented Sex" (shouts 2 splash for both trax), Freeway and Beans are captured in the studio, Mike Posner delivers a nice basketball analogy in the midst of an interview w/ Miss Passion of YK2 Daily and video premieres come from Timbaland and Maino. As an added comedic bonus, Jason Segel of Forgetting Sarah Marshall and How I Met Your Mother delivers a hilariously absurd sex song on the piano - a must-watch if you like to laugh. Enjoy!

BONUS LINK: B.o.B. discusses upcoming album, name change

Beanie Sigel "How I Can Kill The Jigga Man [Jay-Z Diss]"

Beanie Sigel "Think Big [Jay-Z Diss]"
FULL, CDQ *Tibs Fav.™

Grafh "I Invented Sex RMX"


Freeway & Beanie Sigel In The Studio

BONUS: Freeway, Jakk Frost, & Nina Ross In The Studio

Mike Posner Interview w/ YK2 Daily

Timbaland "Morning After Dark" f/ SoShy


Maino "Let's Make A Movie"


Jason Segel's Original Song w/ The Swell Season

HILARIOUS! Lyrics here

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