New Music - Nas & Damien Marley "As We Enter"

Man this song goes. The first track off Distant Relatives was just alright I liked but not a lot. This song is getting me excited for the album definitely what I was expecting.

Jay Z, Bono, Rhianna - Hope For Haiti


Lil Wayne Carter IV & Rebirth Update

With his impending jail sentence Lil Wayne will drop Rebirth next week. Based on the hype from the Tha Carter III it's a little strange that he has an album dropping next week and no one is talking about it. Crazy probably because no one is a big fan of the Lil Wayne rock thing and me included. I do not think the album is that bad though it's worth a listen and is still on my ipod so hopefully it'll do better than expected. Also it's being reported that Wayne has 20 songs already recorded for Tha Carter IV. Of course we know that before the album will actually drop after he gets out of jail there will be about 100 songs recorded for the album. I do this site strictly for the love of the music. Not for the gain. Check my blog Audio Dope

NAS & DAMIAN MARLEY "Only The Strong"

This the first track from nas and damian marley new album. The track is called "only the strong" and it has leak on the internet. Im speachless thats how good this track is. What a team they are together. Damian Marley has such a great voice and Nas is on top of his game on this. The beat is perfect for the track as well.



Jay Electronica

Jay Electronica is a rapper and producer known for his use film soundtracks as a background for his abstract lyrical style, and his associations with Erykah Badu, Just Blaze and Nas. He produced the first track, "Queens Get the Money" on the 2008 Nas album Untitled.

The unconventional nature of much of his music, and the lack of conventional release methods for that music, have since 2007 made him the object of much attention. He is perhaps best known for the piece of music Act 1: Eternal Sunshine

Reflection Eternal - Just Begun (ft. Jay Electronica, J.Cole & Mos Def

This track just shows abit of what Jay Electronica has to come.


Comlex's 25 Most Anticipated Albums of 2010

We all know that some of these albums won't be released until next year because release dates always get messed up but I like this list. For the list go to Complex.

1. Drake - Thank Me Later
2. Kanye West - TBD
3. Eminem - Relapse 2
4. M.I.A. - TBD
5. Young Jeezy - TM103
6. Santigold - TBD
7. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV
8. MGMT - Congratulations
9. Kid Cudi - Cudder: The Revolution of Evolution
10. LCD Soundsystem - TBD
11. Lupe Fiasco - Lasers
12. Jay Electronica - Act II: Patents of Nobility
13. T.I. - TBD
14. J. Cole - TBD
15. Yeasayer - Odd Blood
16. Ghostface, Raekwon, & Method Man - The Wu Massacre
17. B.O.B. - The Adventures of Bobby Ray
18. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
19. Justice - TBD
20. The-Dream - Love King
21. Hot Chip - One Life Stand
22. Common - The Believer
23. Pac Div - Grown Kid Sydrome
24. Nicki Minaj - TBD
25. Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1

Wale Interview About Life, Music, Roc Nation And Jay Z.

Wale talks about Roc Nation.
"Roc Nation is a family so myself, Melanie Fiona, J. Cole -- it's a lot of these new young faces that you'll probably hear a lot more about in 2010 but myself, J.Cole & Melanie Fiona are carrying the flag as far as Roc Nation goes," Wale explained in an interview. "Some of us signed management [deals], some of us signed label [deals] through Columbia I believe. So it's a family, we talk all the time -- it's a family environment. This whole tour has been a family environment...I make what some people believe to be very good music -- and you can never let the hate stop you. I make good music and I make music for the soul."

Wale A True Artist.


Whats Going On In Hip Hop (Jan. 19)

I've been trying to have a new "What's Going On" post for a minute. Today seemed like a good day for some reason. Anyway artists like Lupe Fiasco, Linkin Park, Dave Matthews Band, Peter Gabriel, Alanis Morissette, Slash, The All-American Rejects, Hoobastank, Kenna, Enrique Iglesias and more collaborated on this compilation for Haiti it's called "Download to Donate. Click here to Donate. Also check out the Clipse new video. Big Sean's new video from his mixtape "Finally Famous". And a preview to Jay Electronica's "Exhibit A" video.

J Cole Interview About Album And 2010.

I seen this interview all over the internet and I saw it on Nas (Audiodope) blog.


Interview With Tommy The Fashionist

1. Could you tell us a bit about yourself?
My name is Tomas Monti from , Italy but my dads job make us move around alot. I lived 5 years in Italy, another 5 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2 years in Caracas, Venezuela and this is my 3rd year living in LA were i started to get my passion for fashion.

2. Tell us a bit about your blog?
My blogs name is Tommy The Fashionist. Its about fashion, art and culture but mostly about fashion. I normally try to post art and culture but my feelings for fashion just oversahdow the rest and i just end up posting fashion ahaha.

3. What made you make your blog?
Diggy Simmons was a big part of me starting my blog bacause I had a passion for fashion but i just didn’t know how to express, it until I saw the episode Blog Wild from Runs House were Diggy told us about his blog and that gave me an idea of what to do.

4. We know your in to fasion so what kind of style are you?
I am really into street wear!!! but with a touch of high fashion. I rock alot of Nike SB, Crooks and Castle, Lrg etc but i will always add some Louis Vuitton or Ralph Lauren in the eqation. But there some days were i will just bust out some outfits with a shirt and a bow tie and people will be like i thought you liked street wear... So im pretty unpredictable.

5. Who is your favourite fasion designer?
Umm this one pretty though there is soo many good designers that I like alot. I would say my favorite is Ralph Lauren beacuse as a little kid my mom would dress me up all in Ralph Lauren and i kind of continue to wear Ralph Lauren to this point in my life.

6. What kind of clothing brands do you wear?
I wear alot of street wear and Urban Wear. I really like Billionare Boys Club and Ice Cream, Bape, Crooks and Castles and I always add a touch of Louis Vuitton or Ralph Lauren. But my favorite by far is Nike SB i am trying to build a collection although i am far from that.

7. What kind of music do you listen to?
I listen to alot of Hip Hop and Rap, maybe here and there i might add a little of pop. My favorites artists are Jay-Z, RUN DMC, Kid Cudi Michael Jackson and many more.

8. Whats your Favourite song of alltime?
Umm this one is really hard there alot of good ones out there. I would say my favorite song of all time would be Its tricky by RUN DMC. But if you ask me whats my favorite song right know it would be Point to Prove by Diggy Simmons because you can tell how real and how much soul he put into the song.

9. In five years time what do you want to be doing or studying?
In five years I see myself out of high school hopefully with a scholar ship for my grades or for soccer, tennis or track. I really want to go to fashion school so that i can some day have my one clothing line and if that doesn’t happen wich I pray to god that I will I would like to have my own clothing store with a lot of clothes that I like.

10. Tell us about some of your sketches?
Man my sketches, I have been getting alot of comments and emails of people asking me to show them some of my sketches. The only problem is that all my sketches are for my clothing line and thats why i dont want to show them. I already have the name for my clothing line but just like my sketches they are kind of a secret. But i promise i will make a sketch just for you guys that want to see them and post them later.

11. Is there anything new happening to your blog in the up coming months?
Man there is alot coming up on my blog. I recently started doing the outfits of the week wich had positive feedback so i will keep doing that. Then I have an interview coming up with Tamar Nash that is almost done and finally I have some contest that will come right after the interview ohhh and i forgot i also have this new section wich is the blog of the month.

12. Last is there anything you would like to say?
Yea I would like to thank Hip Hop Culture for giving me an interview and I would like to give shouts outs to Diggy, Tamara, Jevon, Tamar Nash, Justin and Nnamz because they are the people whose blog i check out every day and keep me and my blog going so thank you for that


Nas - Video Early 90s OLD but CLASSIC.

An Interview just before illmatic drop.

Nas A video of his early life and music.

Nas and Biggie Smalls 1995.


It's been about a week since I've posted on here. I usually post on the weekend anyway. Blu is a rapper and a producer from California. I've been listening to this dude since the So(ul) Amazing mixtape. He's been dropping some hot tapes for a minute. He was featured on the XXL Top 10 Freshmen of 09 list. I like his style real lyrical rapper. He had built up a lot of buzz in '08 and kind of took a year off in '09 which is making me already look for to new music from him. He's already dropped a mixtape in 2010 so I guess it's back to work for him. Yall are going to pay attention to these underground rappers. Audio Dope check my blog.