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Common Performs “Celebrate” on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , , , on Friday, January 13, 2012 by Tim Althaus

Common recently dropped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to perform his most recent single “Celebrate” off his latest album The Dreamer/The Believer; as usual, the Roots did an amazing job of bringing the instrumentals put forth by No I.D. to life. “Celebrate” is by far my favorite track off of The Dreamer/The Believer; to me, it’s the epitome of a feel-good song, and furthermore, it’s the type of track that makes me proud to be a fan of Hip-Hop.

Even though The Dreamer/The Believer was a late entry into the releases of 2011, it was arguably one of the best albums of the year, and I haven’t stopped listening to it since I got my hands on it; the album truly takes me back to the days of Like Water for Chocolate. The chemistry displayed between Common and No I.D. is unreal.

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Jay-Z, The Blueprint 3 (Artwork & Tracklisting)

Posted in Music News with tags , , , , on Monday, August 3, 2009 by Tim Althaus


I have to admit that I love the artwork for Blueprint 3. There is something about it that I just can’t put my finger on. I have to thank the homie Meka for this one over at 2DopeBoyz. I don’t know how I feel about the album as a whole though… It’s mostly produced by Mr. West & No I.D., and it seems as though Kanye’s camp is playing a predominant role in theme of this album. I’m not going to get my hopes up for another Blueprint. Follow me after the jump for the tracklisting. Continue reading

Jay-Z Makes Sure Auto Tune is Dead, “D.O.A. (Death of Autotune)”

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , on Monday, June 29, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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Last week you guys heard Royce going hard as hell over this beat. Thanks to 2DopeBoyz, this week you finally get to see Hov’s official video for this track. I actually hadn’t heard the Jay-Z version of this track up until this point, but holy shit Jigga absolutely demolishes this nice beat by No I.D. The Blueprint 3 drops on September 11th, so make sure you go out and show your support for some real Hip-Hop. A lot of heads have been talking about this new Jay-Z album, so I can honestly say that I have my hopes up seeing as I’m a huge fan and all. Follow me after the jump for a live video of Jay-Z performing the track at the BET Awards, and the track download. Continue reading