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Festival Review: Lollapalooza 2011 (Saturday, August 6th)

August 10th, 2011 by | Concert/Festival Review, Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap, House, Mashup, Reviews, Rock |

World famous music festival, Lollapalooza celebrated it’s 20th anniversary in Chicago’s Grant Park and with style. It was my first one ever and I will definitely be returning again next year. With 125+ acts performing in the span of three full days, it was impossible see them all.  However, the amount of awesome DJ’s, rappers, bands, I saw was quite a legendary experience which I will never forget.

Day 2: (Supermash Bros, Mayer Hawthorne & The County, Joachim Garraud, Cee Lo Green, Atmosphere, & Eminem)

Lollapalooza Day 2 began so great and ended with a bang. I was there for much longer than I was on Friday and though it was still physically impossible to see everyone that I wanted to perform, I saw a lot. I started the day at Perry’s with mashup group, Supermash Bros. Check out my favorite track of theirs below called “Kisses and Thugs”

Super Mash Bros – “Kisses and Thugs” (Download)

Afterwards, I made my way to the Sony stage to see Mayer Hawthorne & The County jam out. I had never heard of them before so it was awesome to hear them. They were pretty legit too. Below is their track “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out”

Mayer Hawthorne & The County – “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out” (Download)

I saw Cee Lo Green for a little bit shortly afterwards and though he drew a good crowd, he was not the best performer in the world. He sounded nothing like his studio tracks.On the other hand, Atmosphere and Eminem killed it! They both not only got the crowd very pumped up but they played a wide range of their tracks, including many of their old classic ones.         

I then returned to Perry’s to see Joachim Garraud perform. I was not very impressed with him as for the most part he did play other people’s songs and just dance around. However, one song he played which I feel is pretty solid is arguably his most popular track known as “We Are The Future” (featuring Poet). Take a listen to it below.

Joachim Garraud – “We Are The Future” (featuring Poet) (Download)

I then saw Cee Lo Green perform for a little bit although I was not very impressed with him. Though he drew a large and very energetic crowd. He just didn’t show much enthusiasm during his show. He sounded lazy and his studio versions are 3 times better than his live versions. Below is “Fuck You” which I know everyone and their mother and grandfather have heard this song, but it was one that truly got the crowd pumped up.

Cee Lo Green – “Fuck You” (Download)

Right after Cee Lo, Atmosphere came on stage and c0mpletely rocked the place out. This white boy can rhyme and sometimes doesn’t get all the love he full deserves. His show was a great warm up for Eminem which could not have come at a better time! Check out his classic track “Trying To Find A Balance” which he absolutely murdered on stage!

Atmosphere – “Trying To Find A Balance” (Download)

Day 2 could not have ended any better. I saw Eminem to wrap the day’s festivities and he absolutely killed it. His 1 hour and 15 minute set included cameos by Bruno Mars and Skylar Gray. He performed all of his best songs, even his classic ones from the 1990’s. I could make a whole post just on Eminem’s performance it was that great, however, I don’t want to overwhelm you guys. He concluded his set with “Lose Yourself”, the popular 8 Mile track and a personal favorite of mine. Enjoy it below!

Eminem – “Lose Yourself” (Download)

Keep a look out for the review of Day 3 of Lollapalooza 2011 which was arguably the best day of performances. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Mashup Monday: Hood Internet + BBU

March 28th, 2011 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Mashup, Mashup Monday |

The Hood Internet are one of the premier 2-3 song mashup artists. Last month they released The Mixtape Volume Five, a 30 song mashup mixtape of dope mashups. Most of them I already had and/or had posted already but here’s 2 from the mashup mixtape that I really liked. Download the mixtape on mediafire.
The Hood Internet – Back You [Cee-Lo Green x Sir Mix-a-Lot]

The Hood Internet – Dougie Vision (Cali Swag District x Toro Y Moi)
Here’s the latest Hood Internet mashup I love with Quad City DJ’s over some Deadmau5, crank that shit to 11! Next is a mashup with the Regulators over some Toro Y Moi, it’s a smooth criminal of a mashup, but it’s not guilty of sounding bad.
The Hood Internet – Ride Some Chords (Quad City DJs x Deadmau5)
The Hood Internet – Still Regulating (Warren G & Nate Dogg x Toro Y Moi)
If your reading this post and don’t want to hear another mashup look no further than below! The Hood Internet produced a song that BBU and Das Racist rapped on. The beat is hot, the lyrics are random and kind of funny; overall a cool alternative hip-hop track.
BBU – Please, No Pictures ft. Das Racist (produced by The Hood Internet)

(video) ¡MAYDAY! ft. Cee Lo Green, Mack Maine & Ghostwridah – Groundhog Day (Remix)

January 31st, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video |


I love this song, from the beginning with the unique vocals and great chorus from Cee Lo Green, to the rapping from Mack Maine, Ghostwridah and the members of ¡MAYDAY!, this song is a MUST DOWNLOAD.

I put their last mixtape, Lords of the Fly (Download), in our top 10 mixtapes of 2010 list and I really believe the Florida-based alternative hip-hop band is a group to watch in 2011.

Follow ¡MAYDAY! on facebook and twitter.

Cee-Lo Green – Open Happiness

November 15th, 2010 by | Music Video |


I kept wondering why “Open Happiness” wasn’t on Cee-Lo Green’s latest album, The Lady Killer, and then I found that this song came out a year ago and was in a commercial for Coca-Cola. However I think it’s a really good song and has some underrated features from Patrick Stump (of Fall Out Boy), Travie McCoy (of Gym Class Heroes), Janelle Monae and Brendon Urie (of Panic! at the Disco).

Open Happiness (ft. Patrick Stump, Travis McCoy, Janelle Monae, & Brendon Urie)

I hope when you’re feeling down any time this week and going forward, you can listen to this song and feel a little bit better. Enjoy!

Cee-Lo – Please x It’s OK

November 5th, 2010 by | R&B |

Two new Cee-Lo songs off his upcoming album, The Lady Killer, dropping November 9. Relaxing songs to enjoy for a relaxing weekend.

It’s OK

Please ft. Selah Sue

I like how Cee-Lo brings this retro R&B/Soul then made contemporary and popular for today’s music lovers.

Cee Lo Green – “I Want You”

November 4th, 2010 by | R&B |

Another sick track from Cee Lo’s upcoming album, The Lady Killer. R&B feel and old school vibe.

I Want You

Cee-Lo Green – “Bright Lights, Bigger City”

October 27th, 2010 by | R&B |

Another great track from Cee-Lo. I can’t wait for his album to drop on November 9, that counts at least two albums I look forward to on that date (including Cudder’s).

Listen and download “Bright Lights Bigger City” or buy on Bright

Chiddy Bang NEWS + “The F*ck You Remix”

September 7th, 2010 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop, Remix |
Chiddy Bang Album Pushed Back to 2011, Mini Album in October mp3
First, Chiddy bang’s debut album, The Swelly Life, has officially been pushed back to early 2011. To hold fans over, the 19-year-old duo will be releasing an eight-track “mini-album” on October 12, titled The Preview (cover art above, tracklisting below). It will give listeners a glimpse of what’s to come on The Swelly Life, according to Xaphoon Jones.
In other news, NEW CHIDDY BANG SONG! Xaphoon Jones remixes Cee-Lo Green’s recent hit single, “F*ck You”. The track is fire with the Xaphoon remix, Chiddy killing it on the track, plus Cee-Lo’s awesome chorus make it a MUST DOWNLOAD track.
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F5145650%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-WXx12&secret_url=false  Chiddy Bang vs. Cee-Lo – “‘Fuck You” Remix by Some Kind of Awesome 
While it’s a small let down we wont get a hold of their debut album in 2010, The Preview looks so promising as they are releasing five new songs including three of their top hits. 
Below is the tracklisting to The Preview, check our site soon for some Chiddy Bang videos.

01. The Good Life (co-produced by Pharrell)

02. Truth

03. Opposite Of Adults

04. Here We Go (Feat. Q-Tip)

05. All Things Go

06. Nothing On We

07. Bad Boy (Feat. Darwin Deez)

08. Old Ways

Previous: Chiddy Bang – “My Ways” , Chiddy Bang – “Hero”

Cee-Lo Green – “F*ck You”

August 23rd, 2010 by | R&B, Remix |
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Late last week, Cee-Lo Green (of Gnarls Barkley) released “Fuck You” a neo-Motown style. Above is the lyrical video for Mr. Green’s big single, “Fuck You”, the first single off Cee-Lo’s upcoming album, The Ladykiller, coming out October 4th.

Below download “Fuck You” and a “Fuck You” remix by 50 Cent. Also I have included a bonus, “Be By Myself” a great Asher Roth track featuring the vocals of Cee-Lo.

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Flilybrown%2Fcee-lo-green-fuck-you-1&secret_url=false  Cee Lo Green – Fuck You by LilyBrown
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fjok2007%2Fcee-lo-green-fuck-you-feat-50-cent&secret_url=false  Cee-lo Green – Fuck You [feat. 50 Cent] by BannanaStrings
Bonus: http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Faznmark%2Fbe-by-myself&secret_url=false  Asher Roth – Be By Myself by AznMark
Enjoy!


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