Sunday, July 5, 2015

Statik Selektah – Lucky 7 Tracklist + Album Art


The tracklist of Statik Selektah's Lucky 7 has been released via iTunes.


1. Intro ft. Hannibal Buress
2. Another Level ft. Rapsody
3. Beautiful Life ft. Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$
4. Hood Boogers ft Your Old Droog & Chauncy Sherod
5. The Locker Room ft. Dave East
6. In The Wind ft. Joey Bada$$, Big K.R.I.T. & Chauncy Sherod
7. Crystal Clear ft. Royce Da 5’9”
8. How You Feel ft. Mick Jenkins
9. Murder Game ft. Smif N Wessun, Young M.A & Buckshot
10. Gentlemen ft. Illa Ghee, Sean Price & Fame of M.O.P
11. Bodega! Ft. Bodega Bamz
12. The Trophy Room ft. Skyzoo, Ea$y Money, Domo Genesis & Masspike Miles
13. Sucker Free ft. JFK
14. Wall Flowers ft Your Old Droog, Termanology, & Lord Sear
15. Top Tier ft. Sean Price, Bun B, & Styles P
16. Silver Lining ft. ASAP Twelvyy, Kirk Knight, & Chauncy Sherod
17. Cold ft. Wais P & Jared Evan
18. All You Need ft. Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, & Elle Varner
19. Scratch Off ft. CJ Fly, Talib Kweli & Cane
20. Alone ft. Joey Bada$$
21. Harley’s Blues


Ryan Leslie - MZRT (Stream)

MZRT (The Magnificently Zealous Renegade Takeover) is R.Les 6th and final studio album and the first installment of the MZRT Lifetime Album.
Features the singles 'New New', 'Designer Pain', 'Sounds' (feat. Bobby V), 'The Wood', 'Ride For Each Other', 'No Prisoners', 'Who Wears The Crown' (feat. Jasmine V) and outside production from collaborators WondaGurl, !LLMind, No Genre, and members of the Black Phoenix Beat Club. This album was performed at the Shönburg Palace in Vienna, Austria on NYE 2015.
This album was released on July 4, 2015. Independence day.

Lil Wayne - Free Weezy Album (Download)

Just in time for the Fourth of July festivities Lil Wayne releases his long awaited Free Weezy Album. The release comes exclusively from Jay-Z’s music streaming service called  Tidal.Free Weezy Album Lil Wayne has guest features from Wiz Khalifa, Young Jeezy, Euro, Cory Gunz and more. Download

Friday, July 3, 2015

Kendrick Lamar Responds to Geraldo Rivera: 'Hip-Hop Is Not the Problem, Our Reality Is'

Kendrick Lamar performs onstage during the 2015 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. 
Christopher Polk/BET/Getty Images for BET

"How can you take a song that's about hope and turn it into hatred?" asked Kendrick Lamar in a response to Geraldo Rivera's criticisms of his BET performance and hip-hop in general. "The overall message is 'We gonna be alright.' It's not the message of I want to kill people."
The Compton rapper spoke to TMZ Thursday after Rivera and other Fox News anchors slammed his powerful performance of "Alright" at the 2015 BET Awards
"This is why I say that hip-hop has done more damage to young African-Americans than racism in recent years. This is exactly the wrong message," Rivera said, specifically pointing to the "Alright" line: "And we hate po-po/ Wanna kill us dead in the street, fo sho."
But Lamar called this sort or rhetoric an attempt to delude the real problem: "the senseless acts of killings of these young boys out there."
"For the most part it's avoiding the truth," he said in the video interview. "This is reality, this is my world, this is what I talk about in my music. You can't delude that. Me being on a cop car, that's a performance piece after these senseless acts."
Lamar continued, "Hip-hop is not the problem. Our reality is the problem of the situation. This is our music. This is us expressing ourselves. Rather [than] going out here and doing the murders myself, I want to express myself in a positive light the same way other artists are doing. Not going out in the streets, go in the booth and talking about the situation and hoping these kids can find some type of influence on it in a positive manner. Coming from these streets and coming from these neighborhoods, we’re taking our talents and putting ‘em inside the studio."
Watch the full interview here

The Best Singer In The World (Amazing Vocal Range)

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Necole Kane aka NecoleBitchie ends Celebrity Gossip Site To Advanced to Other Endeavors

One of my favorite bloggers of all time Necole Bitchie wrote a long post today on her site  about her ending her celebrity gossip site in order for her to advance to new heights in her career and to embark on a new journey, which I commend her for. I remember back in the day I used to check on everyday when I was in high school and college, her site was always on point  each day and she hit you with them exclusive stories real quick! As of late I find myself not frequenting the site as I usually do because of my busy schedule but today out of all days when I go looking for updates, I see a long letter from Necole :-( I'm gonna miss this site, can't even lie about it, and Necole ran the gossip blog game forreal! I can't see any other celebrity blogger taking her reign even if she's not prevelant in that field anymore. Necole Bitchie put black girls on the map in a positive way and I really know in my heart that whatever route she chooses, she will excel! - Joycelynn Okezie

Read Below For Personal Excerpt from Necole:

This is probably the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do…
And I will cry after I write this.
I’m am very sadden to announce that today is my last day as a ‘celebrity gossip blogger.’ It’s also my last day running the site as you know it,
Back in 2008, while people were celebrating the New Year with their loved ones, I was on the phone with my good friend Lamar (most of you know him as ‘Blogxilla’) and I told him my plans for growing the traffic on this tiny blog I had just started. I researched HTML codes for hours in an attempt to create a readable layout with red, black and white colors, and he offered to help me with a header image. Although I was living with my aunt at the time, I was somewhat homeless and reminded every day that if I didn’t get a real job soon, I’d have to find somewhere else to go. Over the next six months, I found myself hopping from couch to couch as I moved to Atlanta, and worked hard to grow my following. My friend Lauren tells the story of one day waking up to me laying on her floor with my head resting on my computer. I had fell asleep while blogging!!!!! And that was the reality of my life at the time, I couldn’t really afford to log off my computer, unless it was to attend an event. I refused to send out any more resumes and work at a job I hated.  Plan B? Forget about it, this was my only option, and I had to make it work.
My breakthrough finally came when Munson Steed of Rolling Out invited me to speak on the Female Success Factor tour, alongside Chilli. It was my first public speaking engagement and I cried as I told the story of how losing my parents, moving to New York to pursue a job in entertainment, and feeling a since of failure after I was forced to move back to the hometown I grew up in with no money to my name, inspired me to launch my own website.  I was tired of sending out resumes and looking for a job — so I had created one.
Although I was still broke and living on couches, the perception was that my site was huge, was enough for those young women to find inspiration in my story. I found power in that. I also realized that speaking to young women gave me more fulfillment then those blogs I was posting every day.
But still, I kept posting. I had a vision of how big my site could be…but what I didn’t know was that God’s plan for me was bigger than my vision. Over the next seven years, I won awards, was featured in magazines that I grew up on, including Ebony and Cosmopolitan, I was on TV, I went on tour with a pop star (Hi Rihanna!), was offered television shows and acting roles (most of which I questioned if I deserved), and I was able to upgrade from those couches I was sleeping on to my own bed.
And the best part of it all was that it happened to a small town girl, who’s vision was greater than the amount of money she had to make it happen. Won’t he do it!
If I could do it, anyone can!
Despite all of those things, I continued to notice that I was experiencing more fulfillment and success from women coming to me on the street and saying, ‘Your story inspires me so much!!’ than I did the ‘you got all the tea, I love your celebrity blog!!!’ I was getting more fulfillment out of speaking engagements, panels and inspirational interviews than I was flying to a luxurious location, given freebies and standing next to someone famous. I began measuring my success not by the amount of people who read my blog, or the money I made, but by the number of people I was able to touch, motivate and inspire.
I also started to realize what purpose was – and I knew to be happy, I had to start living a purpose-driven life. I had to start thinking about what I wanted my legacy to be, and what steps I’d have to take to start living in it.
I think about how I want to be remembered all the time and one thing I know for sure is that I never wanted to be known for being JUST ‘a celebrity gossip blogger.’
I’ve asked myself time and time again – When all is said and done, what will people say about you?  How are you elevating your audience? What are you doing to contribute to your culture in a positive way? Are you doing a good job of pushing the culture forward? How are you touching people and changing their lives? 
The fact that I can’t answer that right now is problematic for me.  I always felt that no matter how much positivity we promoted on the site, the salacious stories were always going to overshadow them.  The ‘Bitchie’ in the website name was always going to be counterproductive to the mission I had of being a source of inspiration, and launching a platform for women to tell their stories.
There is a constant internal struggle between being a character –Necole Bitchie—when I walk out in public, and being the women I know I was meant to be. Eventually, I began feeling like I wasn’t doing enough and I would never reach my goals. I felt stuck! I felt boxed in! No matter how much success people thought I had, or how many pageviews our stories generated, I felt as though I was regressing. There was also a constant struggle of what I thought my audience wanted to see (salacious tea), and what I wanted to post (Inspirational women interest stories.’) I was so exhausted from fighting that battle, that I literally felt defeated and I mentally gave up.
Over the last few years, people have sent me emails and asked, ‘Why don’t you post on your personal blog site anymore, that’s where I receive my inspiration.’  Honestly,  it was hard for me to be a source of inspiration when I’m enslaved in my own struggle.  I had to go back to fixing me first.
The other day, I read an article in the Harvard Business Review titled, ‘Stop Worrying About How Much You Matter‘ and I had to wonder if my refusal to throw in the towel was because I was afraid of irrelevancy. Most people go through a stage where they fear that people won’t care anymore — but that wasn’t really my issue.  Honestly, if I’m not relevant for the right reasons, I’d rather not be relevant at all.
I realized it was taking me awhile to get the guts to walk away and pursue my true life passion because 1) I felt as though I was being ungrateful to walk away from what has proven to be successful  and 2) I began living my life in fear.
That fear was not just because I was scared to fail – but I was also scared of how great I really could be.
To many people are not living their dreams because of fear.  I DO NOT want to become one of those people.
I had to destroy it, before it destroyed me.
For seven years, I’ve given this platform everything in me. Now, it’s time to refocus that energy into something that I truly believe in.
I hope that one day my story will inspire young women across the globe to pursue their heart’s desires, but I also want them to know that when their passion turns into a project, and it’s no longer fun anymore, that it’s okay to move on. It’s okay to evolve, and it’s definitely okay to reinvent. My favorite quote by Steve Harvey is ‘You have to give up something to get something.’ He always tells the story that after he gave up stand up comedy, he was given his own TV show, became an Emmy-nominated host on Family Feud, released books which were turned into movies and the list goes on. He now uses his gifts to grow a brand focused on empowerment and inspiration.
Standing at the top of a mountain, feeling accomplished and at the top of your game is cool, but in order to climb another mountain and start a new journey, you eventually have to climb down.  And you’ll never know how great you can be until you take that risk.
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I would like to thank everyone for your continuous support over the years. It’s so hard to grow an audience on the web and I don’t take anything for granted. It means so much to me. I’d especially like to thank the writers who contributed to this site over the years (D. Joseph, Soraya Joseph, Erika Marie, Dwayne Yates, Tai Gooden, Kimmy Cason) , my videographers (Patrick Neree, Uniiqe and HD) and my friends who served as correspondents (Lauren Turner and Fallon Mercedes) for being amazing and assisting me in keeping this site running over the years. Also my sister Ma-Shyrra who learned how to sell ads and managed my social media when I was burned out. And I can’t forget my amazing publicist Christina Rice who has become an incredible friend and helped me get my story out there.
Lastly, thank you Bevy Smith.  Last year, I attended her ‘Life With Vision’ event in New York City as a guest and her story of leaving her full-time job and six figure salary as a rockstar sales exec at a well-known publication to pursue her dreams of one day being on television (even when no one believed in her) really inspired me.  I remember she brought me to the front of the room, to share my story of success with the attendees and I just stood there and cried while telling them that I knew it was time to move on.  That the number 7 meant completion.  It has taken me almost a year, but I’m doing it. That event changed me.
Also a word about my grandmother:  I used to sit and always wonder how she would feel about me and what I’ve accomplished if she was still alive.  She passed away when I was 15, was the only entrepreneur I knew at the time, and she continued to stress education and business ownership to me.  I am at peace today knowing that she would be smiling at me right now and be cheering me on as I step into the next part of my journey.
Although it is the end of Necole Bitchie – it’s not the end of my life journey. I’ve only scratched the surface of my true potential.
As I transition into my next chapter over the next few months, and hopefully launch something new and positive, I can only hope for your continued support.
It’s not a ‘good bye!’ per say. It’s a ‘See you soon!’
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Read more: It's Time For Me To Move On | Necole

adidas Yeezy 950 Boot and Yeezy 350 Colorways

While the adidas Yeezy 350 Boost already made its official debut this past weekend, many wonder if the silhouette will receive additional colorways, especially since Diddy’s recent custom in Red.
Sources suggest that indeed more will be on the horizon, such as Pirate Black, Beluga Blue/Black and Silver Grey/Black, alongside the adidas Yeezy 950 Boot — all of which are reportedly arriving sometime this Fall 2015, or leaning towards October. Thanks to SneakerheadUK and the sneakerilluminati, the adidas Yeezy 950 Boot defined by its duckboot toe and hiking sole unit, will be offered in shades of Peyote, Pirate Black, Moon Rock and Chocolate.
Official pricing for the adidas Yeezy 950 Boot has yet to be determined, while the adidas Yeezy 350 Boost will most likely land at $200 again. Stay tuned in to KicksOnFire for further updates.
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Fool’s Gold.
In case you missed it, last week, Tyga went the Beyonce route and released his third LP, The Gold Album: The 18th Dynasty . No, seriously. According to Soundscan, the project tallied 2,200 units digitally. After Complex reported on the figures, Tyga responded to the backlash via his Twitter handle.

Phil Knight Steps Down From Nike Position

Co-founder of then Blue Ribbon Sports in 1968 and now known as Nike, Phil Knight has decided to resign as Chairman. That’s a tough thing to come to terms with if you’re the top dog at the world’s largest athletic shoe and clothing maker.
Under Knight’s direction, Nike has become a $12 billion global business, selling apparel and equipment with an ever wider range of shoes.
“I am confident that as CEO of Nike Inc., Bill will lead Nike’s extraordinary team of people to create an even bigger and better global company,” Knight said in a prepared statement.
He did not give a reason for relinquishing the titles. His resignation is effective Dec. 28.
Darren Rovell reports Mark Parker has been recommended for the position, while the Seattle Times suggests Phil Knight will be succeeded by William Perez, head of S.C. Johnson & Son, maker of Glade air fresheners and Drano drain cleaner. Stick with TSG as this story develops.

Chris O'Bannon - Know Yo Worth

Compton native Chris O'Bannon drops a new track "Know Yo Worth" from his new EP "Inertia"

How Do I Get My Music Video On VEVO?

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JXXIII x TG "GIFT RAP" (Prod RightBeatRadio) with Lyrics

J Cole Says Hip Hop Artists Aren't Happy

Friday, April 17, 2015


sarob. hailing from Dayton, Ohio releases a new track "desiderata."

Friday, December 19, 2014

Miguel "NWA.HollywoodDreams.Coffee"

Since the release of the smash-sultry hit “Simple Things” earlier this year for the “Girls” soundtrack, Grammy-nominated musician Miguel has been silent. Nonetheless we’ve been keeping a watchful eye on the kid and what he’s  been brewing, and to a big surprise today he spontaneously released, “” a three-song series, which also features kurupt on featured track “nwa“. Check out above.

LaCharm - East End Avenue (Deluxe EP)

LaCharm - East End Avenue (Deluxe EP) Download

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Lucki Eck$ - Stevie Wonder (feat. Chance The Rapper)

Chicago rapper Lucki Ecks releases new single "Stevie Wonder" featuring Chance The Rapper prod. Young Chop, Plu2o Nash, Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment

Thursday, December 11, 2014

J.Cole - Be Free (Full Version) Download

"All we wanna do is take the chains off...All we wanna do is Be Free" Download HERE J.Cole belts out a heartfelt tribute to Mike Brown, Eric Garner and other stolen black lives. "Be Free" (Extended) was performed live on Letterman with an addition rap verse by Cole. Check out the full video here

Friday, November 28, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

JoycelynnTV x Winners Circle (Interview)

JoycelynnTV gets the chance to sit down with Valdosta 229's most prominent rappers C Venus and VonteofNeWeRa better known as The Winners Circle, to discuss their new projects, their pasts, and the present! Winners Circle are in the JTV artist spotlight for December 2014.

C Venus - Welcome 2 Tha FlyTrap:

VonteofNeWeRa - Rare Nude Lesbian Rabbits:

Links: VonteOfNeWeRa Twitter:

C.Venus - Welcome 2 Tha FlyTrap:

vonteOfNeWeRa - Rare Nude Lesbian Rabbits:

Winners Circle - Nothing To Do With Ninjas:

Winners Circle - Nothing To Do With Ninjas 2:

Winners Circle - Nothing To Do With Ninjas 3:


Thursday, November 20, 2014

BJ The Chicago Kid - The M.A.F.E. Project (Download + Stream)

Some of you all may recognize his vocals from one of the hottest radio smashes this year "Studio" by SchoolBoy Q featuring BJ The Chicago Kid and his 2012 album Pineapple Now-Laters (classic in my book).  BJ The Chicago Kid has been holding Chicago down for a minute and representing for the lovers of real soul and R&B with every project he's released. BJ has never disappointed me in his artistry . Every project he's released (you're welcome) showcases the layers of BJ, his music infuses different elements of R&B, alternative soul, hip-hop and traces of Rock. BJ is a very experimental artist and always maintains to keep it soulful and creative as ever. The M.A.F.E. project (Music Ain’t For Everybody) has a little something for everyone on this project. You all cant sleep on BJ The Chicago Kid for long because he's slowly but surely bringing REAL R&B and soul back into the game with his great spin on it. My personal favorites from this project are "Real Love Never Dies" (That James Brown homage!), "Gimme Mo ft Sasha Go Hard","Good Karma", "Soul Of A Woman", "Perfect" and "It's True".

Enjoy The MAFE Project. Download HERE 
The M.A.F.E. Project Download
For more on BJ visit

(Oh and how can I forget  that awesome "One In A Million"/Jodeci  cover, he smashed that!)

BJ The Chicago Kid - Its True (ft. ScHoolBoy Q)

BJ The Chicago Kid releases a new dope track "It's True" ft. ScHoolBoy Q off of the M.A.F.E. project. Check that out here:

"Yeah Nigga It's True, Cool Niggas Die Too"

BJ The Chicago Kid Its True
It's True
BJ The Chicago Kid It's True
BJ The Chicago Kid It's True SchoolBoy Q
BJ The Chicago Kid Its True SchoolBoy Q
Bj The Chicago Kid MAFE Project
BJ The Chicago Kid Soul Of A Woman
Bj The Chicago Kid Real Love Never Dies

Monday, November 17, 2014

Kyle Dion - Sixes & Sevens (Full Album)

Kyle Dion premieres his debut 10 track studio album "Sixes & Sevens" which features production from QnAce, Jahaan Sweet, Instinctz and many more. Download Sixes & Sevens HERE

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Jeremih - Don't Tell 'Em (Lorde Cover)

Visiting BBC Radio 1 this past week, Lorde covered Jeremih's hit "Dont Tell Em" with a decidedly autumnal vibe, stripping down the booming, glistening production into something smokier and a little funkier.

Download HERE

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Azekel - Chronophobia

 London singer/producer Azekel releases new single “Chronophobia” (which means the fear of time), is a slow-burner, contrasting gritty, almost menacing bass with bright horns, jazzy percussion, and Azekel’s own commanding vocals.

Kyle Dion - The Other Night In LA (Prod. Jahaan Sweet)

In anticipation of his debut project “Sixes & Sevens”, alternative soul singer Kyle Dion releases a new track “The Other Night In LA” which is produced by Julliard producer Jahaan Sweet who has also produced for the likes of Kehlani and Marc E Bassey. I’ve been very impressed by the releases from Kyle Dion, he’s definitely an artist to put on your radar, be on the look out for his new project “Sixes & Sevens” releasing this fall. Take a listen to “The Other Night In LA” below.

Rochelle Jordan - There You Go

Rochelle Jordan releases her official new single from 1 0 2 1 "There You Go" produced by KLSH