Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
It has just been confirmed that this Sunday at the Grammy's Eminem, Lil' Wayne, Drake & Travis Barker will be hitting the stage to perform there smash single and all-star collaboration "Forever". Kanye West also features in the song but has yet to accept the invitation. Wonder if Ye' will show up fashionably late.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Courtesy of Daily News:
After much industry and consumer anticipation, Apple introduced the iPad on Wednesday, a tablet-style device designed for browsing the web, reading and sending email, viewing photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, and reading e-books.
The device, which will be available in late March starting at U.S. $499, is 0.5 inches thick and weighs 1.5 pounds. A 9.7-inch, LED-backlit Multi-Touch display features an almost full-screen “soft keyboard” and allows users applications work in both portrait and landscape, automatically animating between views as the user rotates iPad in any direction.
Users can access 12 apps designed especially for the iPad as well as almost all of the 140,000 apps in the App Store, including for those available for the iPhone or iPod touch.
“iPad is our most advanced technology in a magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iPad creates and defines an entirely new category of devices that will connect users with their apps and content in a much more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before.”
As part of the product launch, Apple announced the new iBooks app for iPad, which allows users to read e-books directly from the unit. The company also introduced a new version of iWork for iPad, a desktop-class productivity suite designed specifically for Multi-Touch. The suite allows to create formatted documents, presentations with animations and transitions, and spreadsheets with charts, functions, and formulas. The unit also connects to the a iPad Keyboard Dock with a full-size traditional keyboard.
Powered by Apple’s A4 system-on-a-chip, the iPad comes in two versions—one with Wi-Fi and the other with both Wi-Fi and 3G. The company stuck with its iPhone partner, AT&T, which will offer both limited and unlimited monthly data plans.
Apple also released a new Software Development Kit (SDK) for iPad, so developers can create new applications for the device. The SDK includes a simulator that lets developers test and debug their iPad apps on a Mac, and also lets developers create Universal Applications that run on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Courtesy of HHG:
Lupe Fiasco is ready to release his next solo album, Lasers. Appearing on Green Lantern's Invasion Radio, the Chicago MC revealed he just turned over the finished product to Atlantic Records. No release date has been set yet, it's his first release since 2007.
He also talked about the much anticipated project, CRS, featuring himself, Kanye West and PharrellWilliams.
"Pharrell hit me the other day, and he was like, 'Yo, we really need to do this Child Rebel Soldiers project,' " the rapper said during his Shade 45 interview. "We did, like, four songs [so far]. So that's four songs of Lupe Fiasco that your punk ass don't got. Hopefully, it's coming soon. But I'm not gonna stray anybody off [their own projects] like that. Pharrell hit me the other day and said we need to go back into the studio and do some more songs. I don't know what Kanye's doing, but we'll figure it out."
"Pharrell came up with the idea — 'Let's do a group, Child Rebel Soldiers,' " Fiasco told MTV News in April 2008. "So I did a song. Took Thom Yorke's 'Eraser,' cut it up, put 'Us Placers' on it, because I was going to do a mixtape called Us Placers and remake Thom Yorke's album [The Eraser] and Radiohead's stuff. I sent the record out, and it was initially supposed to have Kanye, and I wanted the Streets. The Streets, I got no response. He asked me to do the song for one of his artists. Then Kanye jumped on it and was like, 'I'm going to send it to P.' Then P sent it back, and it was like, 'This is the first song right here. Let's do it.' That was, like, a year and a half ago, and the whole time we've been figuring out what to do."
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Check out the new video/documentary for kid cudi's recent single "cudderisback". Cudder definitely shows off his comedic skills in this one, not to mention his love for the ganja. Dope track and funny video, check it out.
Kid Cudi- Cudderisback (Video)
Saturday, January 23, 2010
The list of performers for the Hop for Haiti telethon was quite extensive but one of the most memorable performances of the night was "Stranded" by Jay-Z, Rihanna, and U2's Bono. The song was written and dedicated specifically for the tragedy that happened in Port Au Prince early last week. My prayers go out to the families affected, and the people who have suffered.
Check out the performance of "Stranded" right here:
Friday, January 22, 2010
Here is a remix of Dan Black's "Symphonies" Featuring Kid Cudi. The beat takes a sample of Rihanna's hit "Umbrella" and puts a cool twist on the song. Download it for free right here:
Dan Black Feat. Kid Cudi- Symphonies (Remix)
ALSO CHECK OUT KID CUDI LIVE AT MINXX NIGHTCLUB IN ATLANTIC CITY, PERFORMING MEMORIES, DAY-N-NITE, & HIS NEWEST SINGLE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS FEAT. MGMT RIGHT HERE:
Download & Check out the new joint from Lupe Fiasco & Kenna produced by Linkin Park's front man Mike Shinoda. This track was meant as a dedication to Haiti Relief from the terrible earthquake that occurred a little over a week ago in Port Au Prince.
Lupe Fiasco Feat. Kenna- Resurrection
Are you a fan of Parks & Recreation? Well comedian new comer Aziz Ansari is certainly turning heads out there in Hollywood. He's already featured in movies such as I Love You Man & Funny People. Here is a clip from his long-awaited standup about the first time he met and chilled with hip hop star Kanye West. Definitely check this out to get in your daily laugh.
Aziz Ansari meets Kanye West:
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Check out the last 24 hours of 2009 for DJ Billy Gotti, and myself. The video covers everything from our arrival at the W, soundcheck, and of course the nights festivities. Not only do we highlight Billy's dope video mixing skills, but we also cover performances by Wally and myself. Check it out...
The Making of NYE at the W Hotel:
Friday, January 1, 2010
In LA at Club Nokia Robin Thicke brought out Kid Cudi to perform the song "Elevatas" off Robin's newly released "Sex Therapy". Check out the first time they ever collabed to do it LIVE.
Robin Thicke Feat. Kid Cudi - Elevatas (Live from Club Nokia)
Check out this new joint by the boys who brought you "Sexy Bitch". Akon and David Guetta teamed up again to give you "Nosy Neighbor". Pretty dope joint, check it out and DOWNLOAD it right here:
Akon & David Guetta- Nosy Neighbor
Last night we celebrated the end of a decade. I was fortunate enough to land a performance spot at the New Years Eve bash hosted by the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. Wally was also in the house performing, and DJ Billy Gotti was mixing video all night long. When the ball dropped at midnight DJ Billy Gotti & I dropped the 2nd Volume of our mixtape "Dope Culture". All in all it was a great experience and an awesome way to kick off the new year. Check out the video of my performance right here...
Dutch Live NYE Performance from the W Hotel:
Jay has been pumpin out videos for his successful Blueprint 3 album. He has now released the official video with Swizz Beatz for his single "On To The Next One". This is just over a week after releasing the video for "Young Forever" which featured Mr. Hudson. Check out the video with Swizzy right here....
Jay-Z- On to the Next One Feat. Swizz Beatz