Have You Heard: Dee Goodz’s ‘Down?’

Have You Heard: Dee Goodz’s ‘Down?’

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Nashville native Dee Goodz collaborates with Da$h of the A$ap Mob for “Down,” a track from his upcoming  debut FFM album. The record, produced by Miles Felix, is hot and tells the story of putting work in and getting money. 

Check out the record below and look out for FFM. 

Have You Heard: August Alsina’s ‘Numb?’

Have You Heard: August Alsina’s ‘Numb?’

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DJ Amen and DJ Carisma have dropped a new record from August Alsina, called “Numb.” The DJ Mustard-produced record includes bars from IAMSU! and Problem.

Check out “Numb” after the jump. 

Top 10: Workout Songs [Hip Hop Edition]

Top 10: Workout Songs [Hip Hop Edition]

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Classes are back in session for universities and colleges around the country. With this new school year, college students like to utilize this fresh start for self-improvement. Some students desire to become more social or improve their GPA. But one of the most crowded spots on your campus the first weeks of classes will more than likely be the recreation center, filled with students temporarily determined to get fit.

Whether you are one of those temporarily determined students or an exercise guru, here are some hip hop songs (in no particular order) that will inspire you while you perspire.

Stronger – Kanye West

Once that workout becomes so intense that you want to give up, this record’s chorus will give you the motivation to continue to work through the pain. Plus Kanye samples Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” throughout the song, giving you that electronica fusion as you boost your cardio.

Workout – J. Cole

Although rap legend Nas wasn’t too impressed by this 2011 J. Cole record, “Workout” serves as a good song for exercises like squats or rear leg extensions. The record is slow enough to fully complete the exercise, while still maintaining your workout mentality.

Headsprung-LL Cool J

This LL Cool J classic is a great song to get hype to as you boost your heart rate, during boxing and kick-boxing exercises.

Hold Me Back-Rick Ross

Not only should you be inspired to shed pounds by this hefty hit-maker, alone, but this is a great, motivating song that will get you through that extra mile on the treadmill.

Play – David Banner

Okay, maybe the song is more about sexual stimulation that it is necessarily about exercising, but do 100 sit-ups to this song and you’ll appreciate it.

The New Work Out Plan – Kanye West

Kanye gives women workout tips, “1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and get them sit ups right and tuck your tummy tight and do your crunches like this,” and pointers on how to land a rapper or pro-athlete. Resourceful, right? It’s a fun song with hilarious “testimonials,” giving your serious workout a funny bone.

B.O.B. – OutKast

A classic, “B.O.B.” is another heart-racing , get-you-hype song that no workout playlist is incomplete without.

Let’s Go – Lil Jon

Lil Jon‘s reign as the Crunk King may have ended years ago, but the effects of this song will not. Just while you’re working out, make sure not to randomly elbow someone in the eye. This song is an awesome workout track, but can also instill the urge of random violence.

Work Hard, Play Hard – Wiz Khalifa

Wiz‘s “Work Hard, Play Hard” track offers a motivating song for athletes. Soccer, basketball and football players have appreciated this track since its release.

Hero – Nas

Shed those pounds listening to the legendary bars of Nas with hot vocals from Atlanta native Keri Hilson. 

Kid Ink – Get You High Today (FREESTYLE)

Kid Ink – Get You High Today (FREESTYLE) 

Rich Homie Quan made you feel some “type of way,” and now Kid Ink will “get you high today.”

Kid Ink goes in on his freestyle, “Get You High Today,” over the instrumental of Rich Homie Quan’s hit, “Type of Way.” 

Download Kid Ink’s EP, Almost Home, on iTunes here

D.I.Y. Ombre Infinity Scarf

D.I.Y. Ombre Infinity Scarf

51f9c6f888726ad671df3e106c75212eWith fall right around the corner, scarves are about to come in season again. So, why not learn how to make your own? 

 Scarves are one of the best accessories to have in the fall because they’re fashionable and they help retain warmth. Here’s an easy method for making one yourself!

 Supplies

  • Liquid dye (in a color of your choice)
  • An XL t-shirt
  • A bowl
  • Rubber gloves
  • Scissors

 This process can get a little messy, so it is best to do it in a kitchen, bathroom or even outside. Once you have found and area, put your rubber gloves on and mix your dye into the bowl. 

 Once this is done, dip half of your t-shirt into the bowl of dye, and let it sit there for 10 minutes. Make sure that FMSRL2EGXB31BB1.MEDIUMwhen you dip the shirt in, you are dipping the half of the shirt with the sleeve (horizontally not vertically).

 After 10 minutes have passed, push a little more of the shirt into the dye. This time, only let it sit for 5 minutes. When that time has passed, lower the rest of the shirt into the bowl for a quick dip, and then take the whole shirt out.

 Now, rinse the shirt in some water until it runs clear, and then hang the shirt up to dry. When the shirt is dry, you can also run it through the washer and dryer just to make sure that all of the extra dye is out. This will also help to soften the shirt fabric again.

 When the shirt is finished in the washer and dryer, lay it on a flat surface and grab your scissors. Cut the bottom hem of the shirt off, and then cut the top hem of the shirt (where the sleeves end) off. You should be left with wce-191_1zrectangular tube of fabric.

 Lastly, stretch the tube of fabric out a little bit and then you’re done. You’ve created the perfect fall scarf. Try this method out and tell us how it works!

 

Source of inspiration: Rebekah Gough

 

Drake Covers Billboard’s Fall Preview Issue

Drake Covers Billboard’s Fall Preview Issue

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As fans highly anticipate the release of Nothing Was The Same in less than a month, Drake continues to make positive strides in his career with an appearance on the cover of the Fall Preview Issue of Billboard magazine.

On the cover, the Canadian rapper is quoted, “I’m 26, I don’t know what else I could be doing better than this. I feel incredible.” 

With the cover headline, “Drake Finds Happiness,” it is obvious Drake is in a good spot.

Look out for the issue and his upcoming album, Nothing Was The Same. 

Video: ‘Holy Grail’ – Jay-Z

Video: ‘Holy Grail’ – Jay-Z

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Jay-Z utilized a major social media outlet (Facebook) to premiere the visual of one of his biggest Magna Carta Holy Grail hits.

Under the director of Anthony Mandler, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake  team up to deliver a music video for “Holy Grail” that tells of a cautionary tale of the life behind fame.

The single, which is the second hit from Jay-Z’s project Magna Carta Holy Grail, is currently No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Check out the video here.

 

Have You Heard: Harvey Stripes’ ‘Any Way You Want It?’

Have You Heard: Harvey Stripes’ ‘Any Way You Want It?’

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Canadian rapper Harvey Stripes dropped his most recent project, A Penny and a Nightmare, today, which features appearances from the likes of Shi Wisdom, Jeremih, Juicy J, Jadakiss and more throughout its 16 tracks. 

Harvey Stripes didn’t stop with just dropping his mixtape today. On top of that, the rapper released the visual behind his record, “Any Way You Want It.”

“Any Way You Want It” features vocals from Jeremih and the video was directed by Zac Facts & Cazhhmere.

Take a look at the video for “Any Way You Want It” and download A Penny and a Nightmare here.

Check out Harvey Stripes on his website, igotstripes.com and support his movement. 

Have You Heard: Pusha T’s ‘Sweet Serenade?’

Have You Heard: Pusha T’s ‘Sweet Serenade?’ 

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Pusha T released a hot collab  with vocals from fellow Virginia native Chris Brown and a fresh production from Swizz Beatz tonight, titled “Sweet Serenade.”

The track is one of many singles that will appear on his solo debut album, My Name Is My Name, which drops October 8th. 

Check it out below: