Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Update

Sooooooooo I've been neglecting my blogger lately for 2 reasons. 1 cuz I've been too busy to talk about anything on here and 2 because of tumblr. It's engulfed my life and it won't let me go lol. One of these days I'll have something really meaningful to say on here but till then....go follow me on tumblr lmao.

www.mrsnesbitt07.tumblr.com (yes it says mrs nesbitt lol)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Charlie St. Cloud = B/B-

Zac Efron is a name that will always be associated with the tween phenomenon/abomination known as High School Musical, and while I hated that whole franchise with a burning passion there was always something about Zac that made me curious. A little while after HSM ended for good, he stared in a movie called 17 Again which I decided to check out on DVD and actually turned out to be surprisingly good, which only further fueled my curiousity as it if Zac could end up being a credible actor one day. So recently his movie Charlie St. Cloud came out in theaters and I decided to go see it with my girlfriend to see once and for all if this kid was the real deal or not and after watching it I'm definitely sold on him as an up and coming actor. At first glance Charlie St. Cloud finds Zac Efron in a familiar place, as a pretty face with a bright future who is envied by few and loved by many, none moreso than his little brother Sam, with whom he makes a certain pact that plays a huge part in the movie. The two are inseparable and share a bond that is seemingly unbreakable. That bond is truly put to the test when one night while Charlie is driving his little brother to a friends house they are hit by a drunk driver and then by a truck. Charlie flatlines but is revived by one of the paramedics in the back of an ambulance only to look over and see his brother Sam dead on the stretcher next to him. At the funeral as Sam's casket is being lowered Charlie is asked to throw in Sam's favorite baseball glove and ball but refuses to do this and runs to the place where he and Sam first made their pact. Broken and confused he falls to his knees only to look up and see Sam standing there waiting for him to honor their pact. 5 years passes and see an older Charlie working at a graveyard (most likely to stay close to his brother's spirit) making sure that the headstones stay clean. Charlie while more mature is also a little darker and more brooding now as it is quite obvious that he hasn't gotten over the guilt he feels about his brother's death. From this moment on the movie takes on a more supernatural tone with Charlie encountering several other spirits of the deceased while he tries to stay loyal to his little brother. But their bond slowly becomes fractured when a girl from Charlie's old high school re-emerges. I won't go any deeper into the story because it'd completely ruin some things. Charlie St. Cloud is a film that is a drama through and through but the supernatual elements confuse the story sometimes and leave several plot holes. Also there are times that it tries a little too hard to tug on your heart strings and ends up coming off as cheesy. But aside from those few gripes I honestly enjoyed this film, mostly because of the strong performance from Zac Efron. He shows a lot of growth of maturity in this role while still maintaining his awkward charm and the looks that made him a favorite amongst females. He actually kind of reminded me of James Dean in this role as he gave off a sort of mysterious and rebellious vibe in the film. He also has great onscreen chemistry with the female lead and his little brother. All in all I would recommend this movie to at least be viewed when it comes out on DVD if only just to witness Zac Efron's performance that will surely launch his career as a serious actor. Hope I didn't ramble on too long lol, till next post. Rock on from Krypton

Deuces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Portrait of Power



I think this the most creative thing that I've seen in a long time. Musicians always talk about how they hope to create art with their music videos but Kanye West is the only artist in the history of music that I've seen actually do it. This isn't a music video, this is a moving painting portraying the message of the song Power. I know there are going to be Illuminati claims out the ass because of this but those people are missing the message completely. This clip is showing us the humbling of a fallen icon. I'd love to hear all of you guy's thoughts about this so feel free to comment. Till next post, Rock on from Krypton

Deuces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Females...

I'm in an interesting position in my life where females seem to be appearing from all over the place (no doubt because I'm in a relationship) and out of all these females I have the 3 main ones who I'm most focused on. It almost feels like I'm in some sort of romantic comedy or something lol.

First there's the obvious one, My girlfriend: Katlyn. Now as I've stated in several posts I am completely happy with my relationship and I love my girl. I have yet to be this genuinely happy with someone and completely feel like myself around someone. Unfortunately she's leaving for college in August and the days seem to be flying by faster. Now of course I'm going to keep my relationship going because I'm not the summer fling kind of person and neither is she so I'm not worried about that I'm just a little worried about the fact that once we're apart that's when we'll be approached and tested the most. Especially female number 2...

#2, My ex/the heartbreaker: Stephanie. You guys know how the story goes, your ex breaks up with you and your heartbroken. You make several attempts to try and change things so that you guys can get back together but they're just not having it because they've "moved on". Time goes by, you get stronger and eventually find something new. All of a sudden guess who shows up ironically realizing that they've fucked up and what to make things right? This shit is borderline infuriating because of the fact that they didn't want you when you wanted them but once you're happy you become something worth seeking again. It's almost like a slap in the face. I'd be lying though if I said that there wasn't a small part of me that enjoys the fact that she popped back up again because that little evil side of me thinks it's hilarious. Lately she's been blowing up my phone (to the disdain of my girlfriend) inviting me all over creation in what I can only guess is an attempt to get my attention back on her. If this keeps up then I'm gonna have no choice but to cut her off from my life completely because she had her chance and I'm not going to leave someone who's genuinely interested in me for someone who doesn't know what the hell she wants...Then again I remember there was a time when I was like that with female number 3...

#3, the one who got away: Robyn. Several people have one of these in their life. You know the one that you grew up with and flirted with here and there but never really paid much attention to them until it was too late. Well Robyn is my one who got away. The who I sometimes ask "what if?" about to myself. I met her about 10 years ago at my church and we pretty much grew up together. She apparently liked me from the moment she met me but I was too young and oblivious to notice or care. So we danced around each other for years and everyone we knew was always trying to get us together but something always would happen that prevented that and we eventually just decided that it'd be better if we just stuck to being friends. But regardless of that whenever we are around each other you can tell that we've had a long history together and I always find myself pondering "what if things had worked out?". Oh well, I guess somethings are meant to be unknown.

With these 3 already consuming my mental and emotional space, a lot of my female friends (I have a lot of attractive female friends) have been flirting with my lately and at this rate I'm contemplating staying in my house for the remainder of the summer lol. Damn this season and it's ways of making everyone seem desirable -_-. Sorry if this didn't really make a whole lot of sense, I just needed to get that out of my system. But if it did make sense to you and you wanna provide some feedback then you are welcome to. Till next post, Rock on from Kryton

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

12 Strands (Matrix)



Only weeks after Chris' tearjerkingly emotional MJ Tribute at the BET Awards, Chris Brown continues to cement his comeback with what is looking to be his best video yet. From what I saw in the this trailer we see Chris doing some of his signature dancing while at the same time throwing in some acting and even some nice fight choreography. In terms of cinematography this may be Breezy's Thriller if it turns out to be as epic as it looks. The song accompanying the video is actually really well done as well. Whether or not it's a single from an upcoming project or just something that Chris wanted to do has yet to be seen but all I know is that whatever the case, Chris is coming back strong. Till next post, Rock on from Krypton

Deuces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Sunday, July 11, 2010

His & Hers


Forget bathrobes, me and my girl got sneakers for that lol.

Me and my girl are doing really good just in case anyone was wondering lol. 3 months in a I'm really beginning to love this girl legitimately, now for some of you that may be way to early but I firmly believe that when it comes to love you shouldn't really give yourself a time limit because then it becomes less genuine. In the past I've dated girls who I was already friends with because I felt that there was a kind of security in already knowing the person I was with but that never really ended well so the girl I'm with now was literally someone I met at a party and it's so refreshing. One thing that really excites me about the relationship I'm in is the fact that I honestly feel like we're both actually growing with each other. We're finding out new things about each other everyday, finding out each other's pet peeves, how one's strengths can help the other's flaws, so on and so forth. I don't mean to bore you guys with all this relationship talk, it's just been a long time that I've been this legitimately excited about getting somewhere with a girl. I can only hope that this is a lasting feeling and not a placebo. Only time will tell. Till the next post, Rock on from Krypton.

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Song of the Moment



"Black and Gold" by Sam Sparro

I think I'm gonna start doing these to fill in blank time between posts since I'm always listening to music. I heard this song years ago on So You Think You Can Dance and been in love with it ever since. The instrumental is dark and spacey but it's the lyrics that really make the song great. Many people take it as a love song but it's actually about wondering if God is really out there which is a topic that you seldom hear in music, let alone pop. Definitely do yourself a favor and give this song a listen. I hope everyone's doin well and if you're not then if you're not then keep your head up because great things are right around the corner. Till next post, Rock on from Krypton

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 4th



Happy 4th of July everyone, hope you have a great day with whatever you do and while you're at it check out my previous post to check out my Hassani Kwess' music video and download his new mixtape "TRON" here in support of good music, (http://www.mediafire.com/?tyzmgy23wii). Till next post, Rock on from Krypton

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Friday, July 2, 2010

Midnight Bravado

Hassani Kwesstz from John Ledbetter on Vimeo.

So for those of you that've been following my blog for a long time, you may have remembered when I did a post promoting the mixtape of my good friend and up and coming DMV emcee Hassani Kwess. Well he recently finished his newest mixtape TRON and just dropped his first video ever for the track Midnight Bravado. Now while I'm a huge fan of epic videos because of my love of film, I'm a sucker for low-fi and simple videos like these. Filmed in Northeast DC, it features Hassani and another close friend of mine/up and coming producer Zack aka Zig-Zag loitering around the neighborhood on a mellow day. The song and video are both definite throwbacks to 90's hip-hop and you can't help but get swept up in the positive vibes. Having been born and raised in the DMV area I was really proud watching this video and I really hope that you all enjoy the video and pick up Hassani Kwess' mixtape when it drops in support of good music. You already know where to drop the feedback. Till next post, Rock on from Krypton

Deuces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Monday, June 28, 2010

BET Awards 2010

So i don't think I need to speak on how whack the 2010 TOMFOOLERY...I mean BET Awards were but I will post the performances that I thought were pretty dope.



Now even though I wasn't exactly that impressed by this performance, just for the simple fact that this is the first time we've seen Kanye in 6 months I had to post this. I think I would've liked it more if he wasn't wearing that obnoxious chain -_- but oh well, Kanye's back and I can't wait for what he has in store for us in 2010.



This was the first performance of the night that I truly enjoyed and you could tell that T.I. and everyone else was enjoyin it too (just look at Willow Smith jammin lol). T.I. looked great on stage and showed no signs of rust in the performance. There were a lot of returns that night now that I think of it.



I was just expecting Drake to perform Over and be done with it so when I saw him open with Fireworks I was automatically glued to the TV screen. Of course he did end up going into Over which sounds great live and then brought out Jeezy to perform a remix of Lose My Mind (thank GOD Plies didn't get on stage -_-). Drake continues to grow as a performer and it was dope to see him very confident on that stage. Oh and people need to stop with the Illuminati stuff jeez -_-.

I was gonna post Trey Songz performance but it wasn't on youtube in good quality. Trey continues to solidify his spot as the new king of R&B and definitely outdid Usher's somewhat spastic performance. He kept it low key and intimate performing Yo Side of The Bed (one of my favorite songs by him) and then went into Purple Rain by Prince. Great performance overall



And the best performance of the night goes to Chris Brown who did an amazing tribute to the late great Michael Jackson that will definitely be talked about throughout the week, most likely because during Man in the Mirror he broke down on stage and cried. Now some people out there thought that it was all a publicity stunt to gain sympathy but I really feel like it was genuine. Anyone who's followed his career knows that MJ was his biggest idol/influence and Chris was supposed to do a tribute for him a while ago but because of the backlash he received from the Rihanna incident he was denied that oppuriunity which I can only imagine destroyed him. After all the bad press, emotional battles and loss that he'd went through in the past year I can only imagine that it all came to ahead during his tribute to his hero. It definitely tugged on my heart strings and I can only hope that Chris only continues to venture upward out of this hole that his career was in.

Besides these the rest of the Award show was just a bunch of random nigga shit to me but if you guys have different view or had performances that you think I should've posted you know what to do. Till next time, Rock on from Krypton!

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Return of the Random Bulk Post

Wass good people? It's been a while since I've just done a post chronicling a bunch of random things that have been on my mind lately and I think it's long overdue so here goes nothing.

-So after months and months of scouring the Earth to find a job I finally struck gold. I'm working with one of my best friends cleaning up office buildings after everyone leaves (If you've seen ATL it's pretty much what the main characters do). While it's not the most lucrative job it's a good job to keep me stable until I find something better. It feels good to not have to stress about being dead broke anymore =D

-I'm currently in the rebuilding stage of my life where I'm getting more used to these newfound responsibilities. I still have a lot of growing and learning to do but I finally feel like I'm heading in the right direction.

-I have a lot of things that I plan to get or change in the coming months so that I can TRULY start on this whole film thing starting with getting a new camera and a MAC. Don't be surprised if you see more of me in the foreseeable future.

-I'm currently in the best physical shape that I've ever been in and that's all thanks to working out practically everyday at home lol. Who needs a gym when you can do so much at home?

-The whole Nikki Minaj/Lil Kim fued thing is retarded to me. Why can't older rappers just leave the newcomers alone? I don't ever remember Nikki outwardly dissing Kim in any of her songs, so if you ask me it seems like Kim's trying to spark something up to make herself relevant again because she's fallen off in a BIG way smh.

-Why are interracial relationships so frowned upon? it's 2010 people grow the fuck up. It gets a little annoying when I hear some close-minded individuals talking about how I'm "turning on our kind" because I date a white girl. I'm not dating her because of the color of her skin, I date her because she's an amazing person. If she was black, yellow, tan, purple or whatever then i'd STILL date her so step the fuck off. I swear people need to grow up. I think people should be grateful that we even live in a day and age where we can make that choice.


-It's kind of funny how a lot of people have turned on Drake as of late. He's like the new person to hate on for some odd reason. I remember like last year everyone loved this dude and now all of a sudden he's "not living up to the hype". No he's not the greatest rapper alive (but then again who really is?) but he sure as hell is talented and one of the hottest artists in the game right now. I'll agree that he is a little oversaturated but then again is it his fault that everyone wants him on their song? No it's not. Music fans can be real fickle sometimes smdh.

-While we're on the topic of Drake, it's good to see that critics are liking his debut album alot. I'm happy for the guy and he doesn't seem like the kind of guy who'll let all this go to his head. I wish him nothing but the best in his future.


-If you haven't seen The A-Team yet then go see it because it's the most fun movie that's dropped this summer so far. Even more so than Iron Man 2. It takes everything that made the original show great, fleshes it out a little, puts it on the big screen and breaths new life into it. It's fast paced so you don't find yourself getting bored, The action sequences are top notch and the actors mesh together really well. While the critics might not have liked it much, everyone that I know enjoyed it alot. I've already seen it twice lol.


-Eminem's new album is his best work since The Eminem Show. I know I gave Relapse a positive review a while back, as I listen to the album more I began to realize that there was a lot of filler in there and that after awhile it lost a lot of it's appeal. You can tell that Em was still a little off during that period of time. On Recovery though we see Em more focused, mature and hungry than I think he's ever been. While you'll still hear some of the signature "shock value" lines that we've all grown accustomed to from Em, this album is a lot brighter than his past albums with songs like Not Afraid and Won't Back Down. Another thing that sets it apart from his other albums is the fact that he reached out to other producers for the beats on this album which he has never done. He's got beats from DJ Khalil ("Fear" by Drake), Alex Da Kid ("Airplanes pts 1 & 2" by B.o.B.), Just Blaze, Havoc from Mobb Deep as well as a couple of unknowns. I think because of this it allowed him to really focus on lyrically MURDERING every beat on the album and he really does. Also we all know that Em's albums are never really feature heavy but the few features that he does have on the album are definitely different than what you'd expect. The most eye catching of these are Pink and Rihanna who both are awesome on the songs that they're on. While I think some Eminem fans will initially be disappointed in this album because it doesn't feature any crazy accents or songs about his fucked up childhood, I personally view this as a welcome change and it goes to show you that he doesn't need drugs to be a MONSTER on the mic. Go pick up Recovery when it drops on June 22nd.

-I love how the world seems to be sitting back on Kanye's dick again after Power dropped =D

-Lupe really needs to drop a single sometime soon because the buzz for his album has died down immensely with all the delays and lack of material. He's really being criminally misused by his record label.

-I think I can speak for everyone when I say, that this weather is fuckin ridiculous. It hasn't been this humid in a long time and it's not even officially summer yet! If it's like this now, I'm scared to see what I'll be like in July >.<.

-Has anyone seen Prince of Persia? I've been trying to see it but everytime I try to go something derails my plans. I've heard mixed things about it so lemme know what you thought if you saw it.

-Chances are since I'm working now I'll be posting more movie reviews once I see them so be on the look out for that -

Too many people nowadays live their lives devoid of passion and ambition and it saddens me. I think that when people start thinking "realistically" in everything they do then the less happy they are with their lives. I'm not saying that thinking that way is necessarily bad, but when you let hold you back from pursuing your dreams then I think you're missing out greatly on the amazing things that life has to offer.

-I recently found out that my ex (aka my first love/heartbreak) has been redeveloping feelings for me as of late. Why do females do that shit? When I'm available I get taken for granted but once someone else shows me some appreciation I'm all of a sudden a hot commodity? fuck outta here with all that.

-I've been feeling real quotable lately and one of my favorite quotes that I made up is "Love is like a rose covered in thorns. you can either just grab it and massacre your hands or you can take your time picking off the thorns so you can hold that rose safely. how you get to love determines the end result"

-Twilight fans may be the most annoying people on the planet -_-

-I know I'm gonna get judged for this but I think Justin Bieber is a cool little dude. No this doesn't mean I'll go out and by his albums (Though me and my girl do like his song "U Smile"), But I do think he's a talented kid and if he keep on growing he could end up a dope artist. Only time will tell.



-I've been listening to the Blueprint 3 alot lately especially So Ambitious. That's like my theme song. "The motivation for me, is them telling what I cannot be, Oh well!" <--- Me in a nutshell.

Well I gotta finish this post up here because I gotta get ready to head over to my girls house to help her set up for her grad party. Hope yall enjoy the post and be sure to comment on this and the post before this one, thanx. Till next post, Rock on from Krypton.

Deuces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Revolution of Evolution



"Where will you be for the Revolution?"

New Cudi surfaced yesterday and it serves as just another part of what I think is G.O.O.D. Music's hostile takeover of the second half of 2010. Cudi's been performing this song live pretty frequently lately so I knew it was only a matter of time because we heard it in CDQ. On REVOFEV (which is an abbrev. for Revolution of Evolution) we hear our "big brother" Cudi preparing for "the Revolution" and rallying the listeners to follow him. The Revolution he speaks of can be taking in many different ways but I'm guessing he's talking about the current evolution in the music industry. This song showcases Cudi's affinity for 70s psychedelic rock and new age because the beat on this song reminds me of something The Beatles would've put out during their Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Band days. Cudi doesn't rap at all on this song (which apparently had irked a few people) and instead brings his drowsily sings through this call to action for evolution in music. The structure of the song and the lyrics are kept simple and this works perfectly because I believe it was made to be an anthem and it will quickly get stuck into your head. It's uplifting, militant, melodic, spacy, epic, ridiculously catchy and all Cudi. Do yourself a favor and REVOFEV. You already know what to do after you hear the song, hit up them comments! Till next post, Rock on from Krypton!

Dueces Up!

P.S. CONGRATS TO THE LAKERS FOR THEIR 16th CHAMPIONSHIP AND KOBE FOR THE 5th RING, YOU GUYS DESERVED IT!



-Vision.Air.y-

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Somewhere



So I've been slackin on the posts lately because I've been job searching like a mad man as of late. I actually wasn't gonna post tonight but I came across this trailer that for some reason really struck a cord with me so I thought I'd share it with yall. Don't know what it's about or when it's coming out but for some reason I'm very intrigued. Plus it stars Stephen Dorff who stars in one my favorite movies of all time Dueces Wild and hasn't been in a movie for a while so I'd love to see what he'll be doing with this film. But anyway check out the trailer and give me your feedback as always. Hopefully I'll have a legit post for yall by the end of this week. Till then, Rock on from Krypton.

P.S. the song in the trailer is I'll Try Anything Once by The Strokes in case ur wondering.

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Not Afraid



"I'm not afraid to take a stand..."

The video for "Not Afraid" off of Eminem's Recovery album dropped earlier this morning and it's quit possibly the most well produced, impactful and definitely the most optimistic video that he's ever released. You can definitely tell that Eminem is in a new refreshed frame of mind of this album and this video is a perfect indication of his newfound focus and maturity. The video takes place in two different locations, one is in a city and the other is in a dark and dreary basement very reminiscent to some of his older videos. Early on in the city scenes after contemplating what looks like a suicide attempt we see a stoic and stonefaced Em walking around aimlessly almost completely detached from his surroundings until he catches a glimpse of himself in the window of a parked car and realizes that his reflection is distorted. From this moment on he begins to realize that something is very wrong and soon he is surrounded by mirrors casting the same distorted reflection back at him causing him to panic and jump through one of the mirrors. Meanwhile in the basement scenes we see Em (who looks a lot younger than he does in the city scenes for some reason) acting very similar to the way he used to in his darker videos. He shows off his angrier and more passionate side in these scenes as we see him throwing things all over the room until he throws a chair at the stone wall and it cracks revealing a small glimmer of light. At this moment he begins to punch through the wall revealing more light and walks into it. Back at the city, Em gets up and walks to what seems to be the edge of reality and hesitantly jumps off the ledge. Then the video turns into that scene from Matrix Revolutions and Em starts flying around the city Neo style. As he's flying we also see Em shrouded in light after getting out of the dark basement rapping the last verse of the song. At the very end of the video we see Em fly back up to the tall building that he was standing on in the very beginning of the video and looks out over the city. What makes this video so impactful compare to alot of his other videos is the fact that I think this is the first time we're TRULY seen a growth in Eminem. He's had mature videos in the past but this is the first time that I've seen such an optimistic and hopeful side of his music, and it sends out a powerful message to the listeners. While I'm sure that we'll still have some of the signature shock value songs on Em's new album, I'm really looking forward to hearing the material that he puts on this album which is sure to be a classic. You guys already know the drill so till next post, Rock on from Krypton.

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Thank Me Later


Music: 5/5
Lyrics: 5/5
Overall: 5/5

So today Drake's album leaked to the net and the way I do things with albums is unless your name is Kanye West, Jay-Z, Eminem or Lupe Fiasco, I listen to the leak and that determines whether or not I'm gonna pick up your album once it drops in stores because money just ain't the same as it used to be. Now unless you've been living under a rock in the most remote location in the world you know who Drake is and if you know who Drake is then you know how much hype there is surrounded damn near everything the guy does. Ever since So Far Gone dropped Drake became a phenom literally overnight and he hasn't stopped riding that wave of impossible hype ever since. Now this is both a very good and a bad thing because while he's doing very well for himself, one wrong step and it could all be over. Because of this Thank Me Later is either going to catapult his career to a level even higher than it already is at or it'll cause to nose dive directly into the ground. With all eyes on Mr Aubrey Drake Graham is he able to deliver or was his overwhelming hype and expectation simply too much to live up to? Well after listening to his album as a whole in my honest opinion he delivered and THEN some. This album is one of the most complete sounding debuts since Kid Cudi's fantastic Man on The Moon and most definitely one of the best albums to drop this year, in my top 5 as a matter of fact. Not once did i hit the skip button because the songs cohesively mesh together so it almost feels like the songs were made to play out like a movie and it forces you to listen all the way through. On this album Drake doesn't sound like a rookie at all, but then again in my eyes he hasn't sounded like a rookie since So Far Gone. Speaking of So Far Gone, I will go ahead and say that Thank Me Later really needed So Far Gone to come out because it wouldn't have made as much sense stylistically if it hadn't come b4 it. So Far Gone provided the prolouge and the platform for Drake to step up and take his story to the next level. In many ways Thank Me Later is the sequel to So Far Gone. Where on So Far Gone we saw a unsure, insecure and emotionally confused Drake, on Thank Me Later we see that he's risen above that fog and shows a more victorous and confident side while still maintaining the relatable vulnerability that made So Far Gone such a hit. While there are a solid amount of features from outside artists on the album this is still very much a Drake album, none of the features take away from Drake's musical journey which is what a lot of people worried about once the tracklist leaked. Lyrically Drake still showcases his signature punchline heavy stop and go flow, you can tell that he's been working hard to stepping up his game to hang with everyone. He's continuing to grow as an emcee and it shows. But if you ask me I'm most impressed with Drake when he comes up with these great melodies that we've come to know him for. He shows a lot of growth as a singer on the album and does a lot of experimenting with his vocals throughout each of the songs. You can tell that he took notes and ques from Sade and other smooth jazz artists because there are times where the beat will just keep going and he'll just be singing as if he was in a trance. It's almost like when they were in the studio, they just left the beat and his mic on and let him vibe out until he was finished. Sonically this is one of the strongest albums that I've heard all year. Sticking with in house producers Boi-1da and 40 for most of the beats on the album (Two beats from Kanye, and one from both Swizz Beatz and Timbaland), each beat on the album caters perfectly to Drake's melodic rapper style and he never once sounds out of place. The landscape of the album is very large without being overwhelming and solemn but not enough to be considered dark. I could compare this album to dawn rather than the night that was So Far Gone. The thing that I appreciate the most about this album is that it feels like Drake all the way through. Not once does it feel like he's trying to be something that he's not. He's not your typical rapper so this isn't your typical rap album. You can hear his appreciation for indie rock, jazz and even orchestra in the musically diverse beats on the album but it still remains very hip-hop by the end of the day. You can tell his label really gave him full creative control on this album and really trusted him to bring forth something great. While this may not be the straight up hip-hop album that fans of Comeback Season would be hoping for I feel like once people really take time to sit down and listen to the content on the album they will find themselves as impressed as I was. Thank Me Later is what you get when the underdog get's unsuspectingly thrust into the spotlight and has to deal with the sometimes overwhelming accolades and responsibility that come with the fame. Like a lot of the up and comers in this new school of hip-hop, Drake has let us into his life with his music and shares his fears, dreams, pain, happiness, losses and successes with anyone who will listen and if you ask me that is what true artists are supposed to do. In my book you can add Drake to the list of rappers that made impressive debuts along with Cudi, B.o.B., Kanye, Jay-Z and several others. I'm not very sure how people are gonna receive this one once it drops because of how different it is than anything else out right now but then again that's why it's called Thank Me Later now isn't it ;). Do yourself a favor and check out Thank Me Later when it drops because it's definitely worth a listen. Till next post, Rock on from Krypton.

Deuces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Sunday, May 30, 2010


It's pretty self explanatory =). Rock on from Krypton

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Friday, May 28, 2010

Power



"No one man should have all that power"

YES YES YES YES YES!!!! After months of hiatus from the spotlight Kanye has emerged from what many thought was the ashes of his career and sent a verbal punch to all the haters and a wake up call to the rap world. I don't want to say anything about the song because I just want people to hear it but i gotta say WELCOME BACK MR WEST! Rock on from Krypton

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Dueces



Oh shit double post in one day! I go hard! (well..technically it's tomorrow but w/e lol). What you see up above is the video for "Dueces" which comes from Chris Brown and Tyga's collab mixtape, Fan Of A Fan (which is pretty dope btw, i recommend it). When I heard a video was dropped for it and knowing it was a low-tempo, break up song I was thinking that we were gonna get some sort of typical video where Tyga and Chris rapping/singing to their individual girls but the turn out wasn't really what I expected. The video has a real minimalistic and subtle feel to it and doesn't feel like they're trying to force the message in the song down the viewer's throat. There are a few girls in the video but they serve as little more than minimal eye candy. Cinematically this video is really dope to me. The wide open urban landscape that the video was shot in really yielded some really nice shots of the artists as the director experimented with shadows, angling and different types of shots. While there isn't a whole lot going on visually I think that's good because it helps enhance the artist's performances in the video. My favorite parts of the video came from the 3 artists walking down the alleyway dressed in dark colors with a car following behind them and Chris Brown showing off some amazing acrobatics and dance moves in a tunnel shrouded in darkness. All in all while it's not gonna win any awards or really blow anyone away I think this is a really well shot video that really showcases the power of doing a whole lot with a little. Check it out and the other video I posted today and give me your feed back. Till next post, Rock on from Krypton.

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Treat Me Like Your Mother



I just peeped this video on Kanye's blog and I had to find and share it. It's the video for "Treat Me Like Your Mother" by The Dead Weather which is Jack White's like...3rd band lol. This video pretty much depicts a two lovers having an argument but with a twist. They always say bitter words cut deep and in this case they appear in the form of bullet rounds from a military grade machine gun lol. Jack and the girl in the video light each other up for a good part of the video until the end when they both seem to run out of "ammo" and just walk away from each other. I think it's probably one of the dopest and most creative ways that a lover's quarrel has been depicted in a video. It also doesn't hurt the song it's self is dope as hell too. I'm really curious as to how they pull off the whole video though because you can tell that there was no CGI involved. This is why I wanna be a director to find out all these things lol. Well I'd love to hear you guy's take on the video, you know what to do. Till next time, Rock on from Krypton.

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Writer's Block

Please excuse my momentary lack of interesting shit to blog about =(. Hope all is well w/ everyone though! Rock on from Krypton

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Monday, May 10, 2010

3rd Time's A Charm (Find Your Love)



The number 3 plays an integral part in our society when it comes to the finality of something. 3 strikes and your out, the 3rd movie/book ends a trilogy, etc. If we were referring to Drake's solo videos I'd have to say 3rd time is a charm. Best I Ever Had, while funny, wasn't the video that anyone hoped it would be. Over was a dope visual show but it still didn't really showcase Drake as an artist. So the video for Find Your Love was pretty much a make or break video and after watching it in it's entirety I can safely say that Drake has finally delivered a masterpiece. I'm not going to say anything about the video because it's really something that you have to see without anything being revealed to fully appreciate but what I will say is that it pays to have acting chops lol. There is a lot that I wanna say about this video but I want you all to see it for yourselves and give me you're feedback on the video. I look forward to your views. Till next post, Rock on from Krypton.

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sunshine


"I bet if I give all my love then nothing's gonna tear us apart"

Rock on from Krypton

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Thursday, May 6, 2010

It Ain't a Grammy but an Award is an Award!


My second award! dopeness =)

The rules to be followed are:

*Give this award to sweet and friendly bloggers.

*Make a post about the award including the picture and mention the person who gave it to you.

*Put the award on your blog.

*Let your nominated 10 know you've awarded them by leaving a comment.

I'd like to thank http://twinn-love.blogspot.com/ and http://asweet-mess.blogspot.com for giving me this award. I appreciate it alot and I think you both are awesome.

I pass this award to (sorry to the guys I know this isn't the manliest thing in the world lol)

http://j0j0b0iking.blogspot.com/

http://jimboknows-jinmisoindie.blogspot.com/

http://2thenext1.blogspot.com/

http://ratherlovelything.blogspot.com/

http://jengrin.blogspot.com/

http://inquiriesofthemind.blogspot.com/

http://www.undergroundcharizma.com/

I gotta hit the sack now though ladies n gents, I got a eye appointment and then a job interview/tour at UPS. Hopefully after months of job searching I may have finally found my way out of the poor house. We shall see, till next post. Rock on from Krypton

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Find Your Love



This isn't everyone's cup of tea but I've been listening to this song nonstop ever since it leaked. I'm VERY glad that Drake decided to showcase another side of his talent with the second single. Over showcased his ability to put out a hard hitting rap anthem and Find Your Love showcases his ability to put out a sincere love song. The moment the song starts you can already tell that this isn't going to be your average R&B track and as the song progresses and more instruments are added to the beat it's almost like following a story. Kanye's beat for the song has been called an 808's reject by a lot of people but I think that while it has an 808's feel to it it's much more lighthearted and summery than the darker tone of Heartbreak. You can definitely tell that Drake's been working with his vocal coach because his vocals on this song are the best that I've ever heard them (let's see how it sounds live) and while the lyrics aren't the deepest thing you've ever heard, they're sincere and relatable which matters to me more in a love song. There's something very infectious about the song as well because even people that say they hate the song have said they've listened to it repeatedly, for some reason it just keeps making your wanna replay it. Though I doubt that this song will do as well on the airwaves as Over did, I wanna applaud Drake for not going the generic route and putting out something different and adventurous to show off his musical versatility (I actually like Find Your Love more than Over). I'm gonna have the chorus stuck in my head for a long time lol. Give the track a listen and send me your feedback. Till next time, Rock on from Krypton

Deuces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

They Said My Future Was Dark...



So after weeks and weeks of rumors, delays and controversy Lupe has officially dropped the video for I'm Beamin' which serves as the intro video into the Lasers Era of Lupe Fiasco. I've been bangin this song on a constant basis since it dropped earlier this year and I'm glad that we finally get to put a dope visual to the song. The video isn't nearly as extravagant as previous videos of his such as Superstar or Paris, Tokyo, but instead goes for more of a creative almost arts and crafty feel. The clip features Lupe rapping as various kids with various cardboard cut-outs and little visual laser effects accompany certain things Lupe says in his verses. It's a straightforward but visually appealing and somewhat cute concept lol. I think the inclusion of the kids fits the uplifting message in the song overall so I can see why the director and Lupe decided upon that. I don't think I'm Beamin is the first official single off the album so I wouldn't be surprised if we get another more extravagant video in the coming months to accompany the first official single (kinda like he did with Dumb It Down and Superstar). But until we find that out, enjoy the video for I'm Beamin because it's definitely deserves recognition. Till next post, Rock on from Krypton

P.S. Shouts to Kid Nice for the embed link for the vid

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hoooolllyyy Shit



You guys know I usually have a lot to say but honestly there's really nothing I can say about this but to watch it and draw your own conclusion. Hit me up with your feedback cuz I'd love to hear it. Rock on from Krypton

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Adventures of Bobby Ray & Kick-Ass



"So I grab my bags and go as far as I can go/Cuz everything ain't what I used to know"

This post if gonna be a little long because there's two things I wanna talk about so bare with me lol.

So recently The Adventures of Bobby Ray, one of my most anticipated albums for 2010, leaked and not having the money to actually go out and buy the CD when it drops in a few days I just decided to download the album and give it a listen. This has got to be one of the most diverse and musically sound hip-hop albums to drop in recent memory. In a way I can compare it to Kid Cudi's debut album in terms of being great lyrically and sonically. B.o.B. really doesn't sound like he's dropping his debut album because in his songs he shows no signs of being unsure in his talent. He really pushes the boundaries of what we expect to hear on a hip-hop album with the songs featured on Adventures, actually the only song that I can REALLY say is a legit RAP song would be Bet I which features T.I. and Playboy Tre. He really covers all the things that I feel you need to make a great album, he has some radio-friendly songs (Nothin On You, Magic feat Weezer, Lovelier Than You, Bet I), a few records that focus on things that go on in the world around us (Fame, The Kids feat Janelle Monae) and some more creative/introspective tracks that make you think (Airplanes pts 1 & 2, Ghost In The Machine, Letters From Vietnam, Satellite, Past My Shades feat Lupe Fiasco). My favorite song on the entire album is Ghost In The Machine which can be heard above. It's a song that I think a lot of people can relate to about how the world around us sometimes changes completely to the point that everything is no longer familiar and we feel like ghosts just kind of existing. I'd love to hear Kid Cudi, Lupe, Andre 3000 on a remix to that song. Based off of his debut I really think that he has a bright future ahead of him in this business. He produced a good amount of the songs himself, he sings, raps and has the right amount of charisma to make people want to remember him. If you haven't heard much from B.o.B. do yourself a favor and check him out.

Now on to the next thing I wanted to talk about, Kick Ass. Yesterday I went out to finally see Kick Ass with a group of my closest friends. From the trailer that I'd seen a long time ago I was really hoping that this movie was gonna be good and after seeing it my expectations we COMPLETELY blown out of the water. Man was that movie fun!! This movie is not your typical superhero movie but that's because the story it's based on isn't about you're typical hero. Kick Ass pretty much addresses 2 questions that I know a lot of people who read comic books have asked themselves at least once in their lives, "Why hasn't any one tried to be a superhero?" and "What would happen if there were actual costumed heroes living among us?". The movie's main character Dave Lizewski (who reminds me of Peter Parker without the book smarts) asks his friends, himself and the audience these questions and instead of just letting be a what if, he makes himself a costume, gets some tonfas and becomes Kick Ass. One of the things that is great about this story is the fact that they don't try and make Dave look like a complete badass when he's Kick Ass, he has no sort of combat training, no real athletic ability or anything that really makes him spectacular. All he really has is the desire to help people when no one else will and an unbelievable threshold for pain (which I won't reveal why, you'll just have to see the movie). Throughout the movie we're introduced to 2 other costumed characters: Hit Girl and Big Daddy, who interact with Kick Ass and sort of mold him into more of a legit hero in their own weird ways. Big Daddy and Hit Girl are a father/daughter crime fighting duo who have absolutely no problems with mortally wounding or killing the people that they're fighting against as long as they get the job done. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that those two are one of the best father/daughter pairings in movie history lol. Even though they're trained killers in some odd way they have a very sweet and loving relationship. Big Daddy (which is Nicolas Cage's best role since Face/Off) is a awesome but Hit Girl steals the entire movie from everyone. I forgot the young actresses name but I remember her from 500 Days of Summer (another great movie) and she is a completely different person in this movie. She curses like a sailor, she kills without hesitation and still finds a way to be absolutely adorable while doing it. Oh did i mention that she's only 11? Yea, this movie went there. That's my favorite thing about it is movie, it just didn't give a fuck. It wasn't afraid to shock and offend you and that's why the movie worked out so well. Oh and I forgot about Red Mist (who everyone will remember as McLovin from Superbad) who I won't say much about because it'd kind of ruin the movie if I did. There's so much more that I could say about this movie, the soundtrack was amazing and really matched with the rebellious nature of the movie, the characters were believable, the fighting was topnotch but in the end it's driving to the same point. Take your guards down, turn off your brain, expect the unexpected and GO SEE THIS MOVIE NOW!!!

Well I'm done talkin yall's ears off now, I won't be suprised if I don't get any comments cuz of how long this post is lol. Hope everybody had a good week and hope everyone has a dope weekend. Till next time, Rock on from Krypton

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Ciara is a BEAST!



Ahhhh Ciara how I've missed you. Ciara has always been one of my favorite all time female singers because of how raw and sexy (she made me like tomboys) she was while being able to hang with the guys in terms of dancing. To me she's the closest thing we're gonna get to Aaliyah in this day in age. With her last album she was trying to go more of the pop route but finally on this album it seems like she's going back to her more gritty urban/R&B roots like on Goodies. In her video for her first single "Ride" we see a rejuvenated Ciara looking to reclaim her spot at the top of the female R&B game. I love the fact that it's only her (with the exception of Luda) in this video killin it with no back up dancers, it really helps you remember how dope she is. This video is overflowing with sexy (especially in the last 45 secs of the video) that I know the guys are gonna enjoy cuz I know i did. Overall this is a dope return for Ciara and I look forward to seeing and hearing more from her in the near future. Till next post, Rock on from Krypton

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Friday, April 16, 2010

Discovery



Been listening to nothing but Daft Punk all morning. If you haven't heard any of Daft Punk's albums your doing your ears a great unjustice. I recommend their Discovery album which is the best of the three but all of them are good. This song definitely describes my and a lot of other's lives right now. Keep workin till you reach that peak and then jump higher than that peak!!! As always till next post, Rock on from Krypton

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Feelin Like This Today



All is right with the world =), hope everyone's had a great week so far and I hope your weekends are great as well. Rock on From Krypton

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Monday, April 12, 2010

Over



"This what Ima do till it's over, but it's far from over..."

Like many other people I was greatly anticipating the video for this song, half to see how much he'd grown since the Best I Ever Had video and half to see what direction he was gonna go with the song. Ima go ahead and say that as of now this is tied with On To The Next One as my favorite video of 2010 so far and it has succeeded in making me even more excited for Thank Me Later. I already know that there are gonna be a lot of people who aren't gonna understand this video but that's the price you pay when you wanna try something different. Drake could've easily made this video what everyone would expect it to be with video girls, champagne spilling, money everywhere, etc; but instead he go Anthony Madler to help him take the video in the exact opposite direction. The video as a whole is very visually appealing with a lot of dope effects and transitions that keep you guessing what they're gonna do next to top the last visual. As for the story of the video you really have to pay attention to Drake's facial expressions and certain images in the video to get what he's trying to do. What I saw was Drake kind of torn between his past life and the life that fame has given him, especially when he says "What am I doing?" in the chorus. You also see a lot of growth in Drake when you compare this video to Best I Ever Had, He seems much more confident and sure of himself in this video. As we venture ever closer to June 15th when Thank Me Later drops, I'm very anxious to see what becomes of Drake because right now his star is only beginning to shine. Till next post, Rock on from Krypton.

Deuces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Question for the Ladies out ther

How come females seem to hit on guys more when their taken? That always boggles my mind. I look forward to your feedback. Rock on from Krypton

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Broken



The video above is for "The Broken" which is the first single off of Coheed & Cambria's most recent album "Year of the Black Rainbow" and godDAMN is it epic! I've been a fan of Coheed & Cambria since "Favor House Atlantic" so I was very excited to hear that they were coming out with a new album and once I heard how dynamic and powerful "The Broken" was it immediately made me think back to another one of my favorites from them "Welcome Home". One of my favorite things about Coheed is their penchant for epic storytelling and how cinematic their videos usually are. My all time favorite video of their's is Welcome Home and I must say after seeing the video for The Broken, that may just be tied for first place. This video depicts a post-apocalyptic war of epic proportions going on complete with dreary and grayscale color scheme and steampunk machinery. Things only proceed to get more chaotic at the climax of the video when some sort of pyramid is activated by an orb and rises up from underground. Now I'm not sure what the hell is supposed to be going on in the video story-wise (All of Coheed's albums follow the storyline of a comicbook series created by their lead singer Claudio) but what I do know is that whatever IS going on looks absolutely amazing. I would definitely like to see this story put out in movie format because with videos like this it's almost impossible to get curious about the story behind it all. Check out the video and tell me what you think. Till next post, Rock on from Krypton

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Monday, April 5, 2010

Boondocks is Back!



Ok so I'm a HUGE fan of Boondocks, even b4 it became on of the best cartoon shows ever made, so when I heard there was gonna be a 3rd season I was uber-excited. They just released the trailer for the 3rd (and sadly final) season of Boondocks and DAMN is it epic! Exhibit A by Jay Electronica feels like the perfect backdrop for what looks like it'll be it's best and biggest season yet. From what I saw in the trailer we see the return of characters like Thugnificent and Gin & Rummy as well as a bevy of new characters (Sadly no Caesar v_v). Also I saw that as usual they'll be parodying a lot of current events the biggest and most obvious of these events being Obama's presidency. It also looks like there will be even more action this season which only makes since seeing as how this is the final season. There's alot more that I could say but I just want May 2nd to get here so I can sink my teeth into the controversially hilarious goodness that is The Boondocks. Till next post, Rock on from Krypton

Deuces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Friday, April 2, 2010

Solo Dolo No More...



Yea...she's pretty great =). Rock on from Krypton

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Massive Attack



So I just peeped Nicki "Fine Ass" Minaj's video for the first single off her yet to be titled album called "Massive Attack" which was directed by Hype Williams. Though I'm a fan of Ms Minaj (her skills and her looks) I gotta say the song and the video left more to be desired. The song by itself is pretty catchy I won't lie but I'm not sure it'll be a big hit because it's not the kind of song you can listen to over and over again. I'm sure it'll kill in the clubs though. As far as the video, I think this is like the first video in a while by Hype Williams that I haven't though that much of. It kinda looked like a watered down version of the video for "Hard" by Rihanna and just wasn't edgy or original enough to pack a punch. One thing I will say though is that Nicki looked BOMB in the video. I definitely did a few rewinds when she was showin off her "assets" lol. She's definitely from the school of Lil Kim because her look and the way she was dancing in the video are pages right out of her book. But I digress, overall I was a little disappointed by Ms Minaj's first outting but there's always room for improvement. I still anxiously await her debut album. You all know the deal, peep the video and tell me your thoughts. Rock on from Krypton

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Monday, March 29, 2010

Goodbye Shawn...



So I'm a big wrestling fan (yea i know about 85% of it is scripted lol) and last night was Wrestlemania which if u don't know is like wrestling's Super Bowl, and at this massive event one match stood out more than every other match that night. Shawn Michaels vs The Undertaker. The reason this was such a huge match was because The Undertaker has been undefeated at Wrestlemania for 17 (now 18 years) and has yet to find anyone who could beat his streak and Shawn Michaels faced him last year and came EXTREMELY close to doing just that. So this year they had a rematch but this time if Shawn lost he would have to retire from wrestling which was something I REALLY didn't want to happen. So I was with some of my friends and we witnessed possibly the greatest Wrestlemania match of all time that night. Both men beat the HELL out of each other to the point that neither one of em could get up for a little bit after the match. Unfortunately Shawn lost again this year and was forced to keep his word and retire. Every one in the room where I was at was stuck in silence as we watch Shawn Michaels take his final walk up the ramp with 72,000+ people chanting his name. It was definitely an emotional moment for sure and for anyone who saw it I'm sure you know what I mean. So goodbye Shawn, you had one HELL of a career and put up the best fight that I've seen in a long time. We're gonna miss you. Till next time, Rock on from Krypton

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Friday, March 26, 2010

Forever (Youtube Remix)



Now usually I'm not really into internet rappers and their remixes of popular songs but this is an exception. Some of the most popular stars on youtube joined together to make a sick remix to the smash Forever. Everyone came hard on the record but the verses that really stood out to me were Dumbfounded, D-Pryde and Traphik. Dumbfounded's flow was really wat stood out in his verse as he rode the beat almost flawlessly. D-Pryde (who I'm guessing woulda been Eminem in this case) showed a lot of passion and aggression in his verse addressing a lot of comments about him being an asian rapper. And last but certainly not least Traphik dropped possibly the dopest verse he's ever spit, a lot of dope refrences and clever choice of wording in his verse. Apparently his verse went over a lot of people's heads but I definitely appreciated his references and found myself smiling at his verse. I'm sure that everyone will find at least one thing about this video that they like and I look forward to hearing some of the feedback. Till next time ladies n gents, Rock on from Krypton.

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. The FUCKIN WORLD!!!



This movie will be fucking AWESOME!!!! That is all, Rock on from Krypton

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

See me in the streets son!


So I had a conversation with my grandmother today about fighting/violence and things of the sort and we both were at a loss as to why people enjoyed it. Me personally I don't like violence and even when I'm pissed off I'd rather talk it out or just walk away from the situation instead of hitting someone in the face. I've some fights in person and watched even more on youtube, not because I like it, but because I'm just amazed at the spectacle. It's ridiculous and even more scary to see how people act when a fight breaks out. Almost reminds me of the Gladiator Colosseum in the days of the old. Watching two people beat on each other for sometimes as long as 5+ minutes will constantly egging them on and sometimes jumping in. And what's even more sad is people would join the fight before they would try and stop it from happening. It's like people aren't fully aware that there are two people in there practically beating each other to death, or maybe they are completely aware of that and just don't care which is even worse. Coming from experience being involved in a fight is a scary feeling because it's pretty much you trying to survive and on top of that people barely fight fair anymore so then fights nowadays truly do become a matter of life and death. I think the aftermath of a fight bothers me more than the fight itself at times. Just the scene of disturbing to me. Blood everywhere, sometimes teeth, someone struggling to stand up or not getting up at all. I think it may be because I'm a very visual person but that's an image that always sticks with me. Things like Boxing, Martial Arts and other fights done for sport don't really bother me because these people are trained to do this, there are strict rules involved and if someone's in true danger (except for accidents) then the fight will be stopped. Sadly this doesn't apply to the outside world and that's always gonna bother me because I don't see that ever changing as long as I'm on this earth smh. I think we'd all be better off with a little bit more love in this world. I'm gonna stop rambling on now so I'll just leave yall with a little message that Lupe's been giving lately at all his concerts, "Love Always Shines Everytime Remember 2 Smile". I wish all of yall the best and be safe out there ppl. Rock on from Krypton

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Shut It Down



So not a whole lot is goin on in my life right now but you know I ALWAYS have time to post some music or videos I'm into and this is no different. Up top is the latest leak off of Drake's album Thank Me Later called "Shut It Down" feat The Dream. This song serves as a stark contrast to his first single "Over" as this song is pure R&B. Much like most of the tracks on So Far Gone, this song features some simple and mellow production with Drake and Dream crooning about a girl who can "shut it down" with everything she does. I think this song is more geared toward romance than Drake's other female geared hit "Best I Ever Had" and I'm sure ladies will eat it up for that reason. Definitely another solid leak from Drake's debut album which I anticipate more and more with each leak or bit of news. Check it out and tell me what you think of it. Rock on from Krypton

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Thursday, March 18, 2010

R.I.P. Nujabes






I woke up this morning to some saddening news. Well respected but criminally unknown Japanese producer Nujabes (Jun Seba) died recently in a fatal car accident. I haven't really been able to find out when exactly he did die but it has been confirmed that he has passed on from this Earthly realm. Sadly to many this won't mean much but to those who were fans of his and followed his music this is a crucial blow to the music world. In my view he has crafted some of the best musical masterpieces of all time. Sampling old bossa nova and funk music as well as composing his own original pieces, his music was always very organic, calming and ethereal in nature. Having worked with rappers such as Substantial, Shing02, CL Smooth and even Pete Rock, he probably got most of his American exposure for composing the musical backdrop for the popular anime Samurai Champloo which fused feudal samurai action with hip-hop/jazz music. Many a time have i found myself feeling shitty or just in need of some relaxation and I just lost myself in his music. It's a damn shame that not that many people know of him nor will they care that he has passed on but speaking for all his fans, Rest in Peace Jun, you will be greatly missed by those who knew your work. My heart and prayers go out to his family and those close to him. Yet another great has been accepted in the massive dance party in heaven. Up above are some of my favorite songs by Nujabes and I encourage you all to look into more of his work, i promise you will not be disappointed. Rock on from Krypton

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Silvia



This is the most recent video from one of my favorite bands right now, Miike Snow. This video is for they're most recent single "Silvia", which just so happens to also be one of my favorite songs of theirs', so I was pretty excited to see what they'd do with the video. The moment the video starts you get the feeling that something has happened to the planet because the members of the band are just laying in the middle of the barren road. The whole video follows the 3 members of the band as the make their way towards some sort of bonfire (not exactly sure what the significance of it was though). Though the message of the video isn't very clear, I do love the feel and look of the video. It reminds me of a cross between The Book of Eli, Defiance and a little bit of Twilight because of the heavy forest scenery. I really like a lot of the shots they got of the band members just walking too. I'm a sucker for dope cinematic shots. But anyways, give the video a look and lemme know what you're thoughts on it are. Till next post, Rock on from Krypton!

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

P.S. Got Final Fantasy XIII yesterday, BOOSTED!!! *Nerdgasm*

P.S.S. BIG SHOUT OUTS TO THE BEST FRIEND JOSIAH! HAPPY 21st MY DUDE!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

My 21st Birthday in Picture Form

Me and some of my favorite females on the planet (don't mind the guy in the back -_-)

Me again with some of my favorite females (once again don't mine the other guys lol)

This is how Hooters treats you on your birthday smh lol

Our sexy (but married -_-) Hooters waitress Suzy

Wasn't payin attention when i was driving and hit a pedestrian >.<

Me n Katlyn aka my current possibility =P

Me and my boy Shoubry reppin for the old school Power Rangers

half of the group and i actin an ass in the food court

There's many other pictures but I'm too lazy to put em up on here so if u wanna see the others or just want a new fb friend hit me up on facebook (Marcus SoloDolo Fiasco). All in all I'd say this was a pretty successful birthday and one I definitely will never forget. Rock on from Krypton

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Pursuit Of Happiness Version Duece



I'm not exactly sure how I feel about this version of the video. Albeit that it fits the mood of the song a little better than the first video, it was a tad bit confusing especially when he kept landing back on the couch. It's not a bad video at all though, I actually quite liked both incarnations of the song for different reasons. I do like how the video seems like a big dream or drug trip and I also like that they actually featured Ratatat in the video this time. Cudi has always seemed like more of an alternative artist who just happens to rap more than an emcee and this video just continues to showcase that. Even though I loved Cudi's debut album I gotta say that I'm pretty disappointed in the singles that he decided to put out. I really would've liked to see Sky Might Fall, Solo Dolo and Heart of A Lion in video form but I guess I'll just have to continue to make up videos for the songs in my head seeing as how he's already pretty far in on his next album. As always I'd love to hear you all's thoughts on the video so just drop some feedback. Till next post, Rock on from Krypton

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

P.S. Did anyone see Freaknik: The Musical? That shit was hilarious lol. I hope they release a soundtrack for it because the songs that they did for the movie were too good to not put out. If you haven't seen it, do yourself a favor and look it up.

Friday, March 5, 2010

21 Years on this Earth

"I really too young to be feeling this old" -Drake-

So as of today I've officially reach the infamous milestone in life that is 21 and I must say it feels weird to be saying that seeing as sometimes I still feel 18 lol. At this point in the eyes of the public I am OFFICIALLY an adult and I'm pretty much able to do almost anything including get into some dumb shit and go to big time jail lol. When I think about being on this earth for 21 years I can't help but be eternal grateful to God, my family and friends who have stayed with me for all these years and pretty much made it so that I could make it here. Many people in this world don't even make it close to this age because their life is stolen from them by some unfortunate and random occurrence so I will continue to live each day as it comes to me and be thankful for seeing the sun coming in to my retinas because it means that I made it to another day. So you're probably wondering what I'm gonna do with my birthday huh? I know that it's almost tradition to go out and get wasted at a bar or a club but personally that's not really my thing plus I'd like to remember my birthday and not through pictures on facebook of me dry humping the ground. Today I'm going out with a bunch of my closest guy friends and we're gonna hit up Hooters and then just chill, pop a few bottles and just talk about our lives up to this point. Tomorrow I'm heading out to Arundel Mills (a big mall in Maryland for those not from here) with a big group of my friends, gonna catch a movie and then go to Dave n Busters. It's not gonna be an extravagant weekend but it will sure as hell be fun! If I'm feeling up to it i'll post a few pix from the weekend up on the blog but most of em you'll be able to find on facebook (Marcus SoloDolo Fiasco). Don't really have much else to say not so I'll just leave yall with Drake's new single (which also happened to drop on my birthday =D) that I've been listening to all morning (it's also where I got that quote). Rock on from Krypton



Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-

Monday, March 1, 2010

Don't Call It A Comeback



This is what you call a comeback video! The guys behind the Gorillaz really went all out for this video! The video is pretty much a mini action movie which sees 2-D, Murdoc and Noodle (who appears to be a robot now o_O) running away from a lone cop and Bruce Willis (who seems to be a bounty hunter or someone who has some sort of history with them). Any one who's seen videos from the Gorillaz know that they are known for their animated monikers so when i saw their new CG bodies i was slightly freaked out, but once i got used to it i think it'll make for some interesting videos from now on. The ending of video leads you to think that there's much more to this story and I for one can't wait to see the next chapter in the Plastic Beach story. Peep the video and tell me watcha think! Till next time, Rock on from Krypton

Dueces Up!

-Vision.Air.y-