Pac Div (Official Video)

September 14, 2009  |  Hip Hop  |  1 Comment
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Directed by Carey Williams who also did TiRon’s Throwing My Money that I just got a sneak peek at…oodles of dopeness.

Quddus with Third Eye Blind

September 14, 2009  |  Exclusive, Interviews  |  Leave A Comment

Third Eye Blind hasn’t released a studio album in 6 years but there new album Ursa Major marks a strong comeback and in this interview lead singer Stephan Jenkins offers up perspective on their unique career.

http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=63013182

The ’09 VMAs

September 14, 2009  |  Live Performances  |  2 Comments

It played out like a movie.

The Michael Jackson tribute kicked off the night powerfully. Madonna gave a touching speech about Michael Jackson where she referred to how the world basically abandoned it’s king because of the media acting like a lynch mob.

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That was followed by MTV doing something great by letting Michael’s videos be the focal point instead of any new artist trying to do justice to his songs. Then Janet came out and passionately performed Scream. I don’t even care that she was lip-syncing. Those lyrics about “pressure on me” drove Madonna’s point home.

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Lady Gaga performed Paparazzi and added to the commentary about media with the bloody ending making her point in a graphic way.

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Kanye interrupted Taylor Swift accepting the Female Video of Year. Beyonce should have won that award but it wasn’t Kanye’s place to ruin Taylor’s moment. What’s interesting is that people were shocked by his arrogance and entitlement but we’ve allowed him to do things like that before.

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Beyonce made up for Kanye’s rudeness at the end when she won Best Video and invited Taylor on stage so she could finish her acceptance speech.

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There was a lot more to the night including how Lil’ Mama jumped on stage to be with Jay-Z and Alicia Keys and some great performances by Pink, Green Day and Beyonce that you can catch at mtv.com

Asher Roth “Lark On My Go-Kart” Live

September 13, 2009  |  Hip Hop, Live Performances  |  Leave A Comment
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Shouts to Boyder (second from the left in the picture below) for this great clip of Asher rocking a massive crowd in Milwaukee.

I’ll never forget when Asher’s manager who discovered him- my good friend Scooter Braun (pictured here on the left) told me about him a few years ago. I checked out what is now considered his classic mixtape the Greenhouse Effect and I was sold. Since then I’ve put so many people on to Asher that I’ve felt like his publicist so it’s especially great to see where he’s at now.

Conversations with Jay-Z

September 12, 2009  |  Interviews  |  Leave A Comment

Part 1

Part 2

Definitely some food for thought

Kid Cudi- Live on Letterman

September 12, 2009  |  Live Performances  |  1 Comment

Pursuit of Happiness Letterman Live
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Performing Pursuit of Happiness alongside Ratatat. Cudi deserves all the shine he’s getting right now.

Mayer Hawthorne- Live at the Roxy

September 11, 2009  |  Live Performances, Soul/R&B  |  2 Comments
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Last night was a big win for real music. Mayer Hawthorne sold out the Roxy and put on a great show.

Will Smith Breaks It Down!

September 10, 2009  |  Inspiration, Sharp Thoughts  |  11 Comments
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One of my favorite people in the biz shares incredible insight and inspiration in this

Will doesn’t just turn it on for the camera either. Every time I’ve interviewed him or bumped into him over the years he’s been consistent in exemplifying what he talks about in this clip. He talks a good talk and actually walks the walk!

Fashawn “The Antidote”

September 10, 2009  |  Hip Hop  |  Leave A Comment

This project- compiled and produced by The Alchemist- is packed with some of my favorite samples and Fashawn raps over them with a thoroughly dope flow. Download HERE

Jay-Z- Live in concert + Letterman

September 10, 2009  |  Hip Hop, Interviews, Live Performances  |  Leave A Comment
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Last night Activision and Myspace put together a last minute Jay-Z concert at the Blender theater in NYC to celebrate Blueprint 3 and the upcoming DJ Hero videogame. Here’s some highlights.

Jay also made an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. Hilarious how he calls Dave out on a bad segway!