Saturday, February 20, 2010

Tiger Woods Apology

Just in case you missed it, check out Tiger Wood's public apology for committing adultery a few months ago...

Check out Peter Johnson in the film feature "Alone"

Check out the full length feature of "Alone" right here. The film just premiered in L.A. this passed week and is already generating some buzz to the Hollywood scene. Although Peter Johnson did not take the lead in the movie, his supporting role shines brighter than his other cast mates. "Alone" is a sexy thriller about three young people devising the perfect scam to make themselves a small fortune, but their plot quickly unravels. Definitely a must watch, give it a look right here...

Password: Projections

Watch ALONE:
Duration: 25minutes

Download Dope Culture Vol.2

In case you never received your copy of Dutch & Dj Billy Gotti Present Dope Culture Vol.2, just click on the link below...

Friday, February 19, 2010

Timbaland Feat. Justin Timerberlake "Carry Out" Video

Check out the exclusive video by from Timbaland's smash album "Shock Value 2" for his single "Carry Out" featuring Justin Timberlake. This song was also featured on the Dope Culture Vol.2 Mixtape series released by myself and DJ Billy Gotti on New Years day 2010. Check it out below:

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Stop Sleepin on Wiz Khalifa

Here's the newest video off of his debut album "Deal or No Deal" for the song "This Plane" Check it out, this Pittsburgh emcee is on my top list of dope newcomers to make an impact on the new age industry...
Check out the Official Video for "This Plane" right here by Wiz Khalifa:

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Weezy avoids least for another few weeks

Due to a cracked tooth, Lil Wayne still has to go through some extensive dental surgery which is now postponing his incarceration until March 2 of this year. Wonder how many more bangers Weezy could spit out before heading away for a hot minute...Check out the footage below of Wayne walking out of court earlier this afternoon.

Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup is in...

So far the annual Bonnaroo Festival which takes place in the beautiful 700 Acre Farmland in Manchester, TN is turning out to be one of the dopest years in existence. The dates for the event fall between the days of June 10-13. This morning, it has been confirmed who will hit the stage and the list as follows:
Dave Matthews Band
Kings of Leon
Stevie Wonder
Flaming Lips covering Dark Side of the Moon
The Dead Weather
Tenacious D
Jeff Beck
John Fogerty
Zac Brown Band
Damian Marley & Nas
Norah Jones
The National
Medeski Martin & Wood
She & Him
Chromeo w/ guest Daryl Hall
The Avett Brothers
Regina Spektor
Blitzen Trapper
She & Him
Rise Against
Punch Brothers
Dropkick Murphys
Cross Canadian Ragweed
John Prine
Blues Traveler
The xx
Mayer Hawthorne and the County
The Gaslight Anthem
Tokyo Police Club
Manchester Orchestra
Kid Cudi
Neon Indian
Black Keys
Jimmy Cliff
Tori Amos
Thievery Corporation
The Constellations
Dr. Dog
Ingrid Michaelson
Jay Electronica
Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers
Monte Montgomery
Disco Biscuits
They Might Be Giants
Baaba Maal
The Melvins
Jimmy Cliff
Dave Rawlings Machine
Local Natives
The Postelles
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Jamey Johnson
The Entrance Band
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
The Dodos
Martin Sexton

Drake Presents the "Away From Home" Tour

If you are jumping on the Drake train, make sure you check him out at a University near you. Drizzy has released his first few tour dates that will be taking place in 2010. "The Away From Home" tour lacked a theme, and when asked Drake explained that the theme of the tour was college. He wanted to thank and show support for all the college students who helped escalate him to his immediate success. Here are the dates, mark your calendars people...
4/06/2010 Charleston, IL Eastern Illinois University
4/07/2010 Columbus, OH Private Location
4/09/2010 State College, PA Penn State University
4/10/2010 Boston, MA Private Location
4/11/2010 Lock Haven, PA Private Location
4/14/2010 East Lansing, MI Michigan State University
4/15/2010 Rochester Hills, MI Oakland University
4/16//2010 Morgantown, WV West Virginia University
4/21/2010 Orlando, FL University Central Florida
4/22/2010 Greenville, SC Furman University
4/24/2010 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
4/26/2010 Kansas City, MO University of Missouri – Kansas City
4/27/2010 Lexington, KY University of Kentucky
4/29/2010 Lowell, MA University Mass Lowell
4/30/2010 Syracuse, NY Private Location
5/01/2010 Boston, MA Private Location
5/01/2010 East Rutherford, NJ Bamboozle Festival
5/04/2010 Worcester, MA Holy Cross
5/05/2010 Towson, MD Towson University
5/06/2010 Cheyney, PA Cheyney University
5/07/2010 Ithaca, NY Private Location
5/08/2010 Plymouth, NH Private Locati

HBO Presents How To Make it in America

Check out a sneak preview of the new series by HBO "How to Make it in America". Basically the gist is a pre-Entourage like attempt about a group of friends who reside in NYC. The show expresses the grind of these boys trying to come into their own and be successful by the likes of their own creativity and hustle. Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi ("Domingo") has a recurring role and is a buddy to the two main characters. Check out the pilot exclusively provided by HBO right here:

David Guetta Feat. Kid Cudi "Memories" (Official Video)

A few weeks back a friend of mine Nicole Zerra ( invited me out to Miami Beach where there was an open invitation to be in the new David Guetta/Cudder music video for their smash "Memories" at Nocturnal nightclub. Sadly due to a previous engagement I was unable to be involved but finally got a chance to see the finished product. The video seems slightly budgeted and inexpensive. Nevertheless Guetta is always doing his thing.
Check out the official video for Memories right here: Memories - David Guetta Feat. Kid Cudi from DP on Vimeo.

Lil Wayne's Final Night on UStream B4 Jail

Lil Wayne took the time out of saying goodbye to family and friends to speak to his fans on his final night before heading to incarceration. Fat Joe stops by to make an appearance. Lil Wayne will be serving his time in Rikers Island, NY for a span of one year (8 months if well behaved). Check out his final ustream video for a hot minute right here:

Monday, February 8, 2010

Mike Posner- One Foot In The Door Mixtape (Free Download)

Check out Duke's newest rising star Mike Posner. The guy who brought you Evil Woman, Drug Dealer Girl & Smoke and Drive is back releasing his first mixtape One Foot In The Door off J Records. This young 21 year old is not only a hit maker but is an excellent producer/ song writer. If you haven't checked out Mike Posner before, I suggest you give him a listen. With the sounds of a new age Justin Timberlake, this rising star should be overlooked.

Download his newest mixtape One Foot in The Door exclusively from his websit right here:

Lil' Wayne Begins One Year Sentence Tomorrow

Tomorrow, February 9, Lil Wayne will begin his one year sentence (8 months with good behavior) from his gun possession charge back in 2007. Upon further belief, Wayne will not have to cut his hair for his jail term, also he will not be allowed to have an ipod in his cell. Check out MTV's Sway going over the specifics with the Lil Wayne case, plus Nicki Minaj's thoughts on the charge.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Robin Thicke & Nicki Minaj Live on Letterman

Robin Thicke and Young Money's Nicki Minaj stopped by David Letterman to perform their single "Shakin it for Daddy". Check it out right here:

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Drake talks Em Collabo and Album Release

Drake caught up with MTV's Sway at the Grammy's and gave us a little insight on how his debut album "Thank Me Later" is coming. Although there is no actual date on when Young Money's cash cow (other than Weezy of course) is dropping, he did reveal that the first single should be released within the next few weeks. We already know Jay-Z is appearing on the album but it appears that Eminem has sparked interest as well, and is a definite possibility for a collaboration.
Check out the interview right here:

Official Video- Dan Black & Kid Cudi "Symphonies" Remix

This video is really dope, I posted the link for download last week for this song, and the video was just released. Definitely unique and hella creative.

Monday, February 1, 2010

2010 Grammy Winners

Congrats to all the winners last night...

Record Of The Year: "Use Somebody," Kings Of Leon
Album Of The Year: "Fearless," Taylor Swift
Song Of The Year: "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," Thaddis Harrell, Beyonce Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyonce)
Best New Artist: Zac Brown Band
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: "Halo," Beyonce
Best Rock Album: "21st Century Breakdown," Green Day
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:"Run This Town," Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West
Best Country Album: "Fearless," Taylor Swift
Best Comedy Album: "A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All!," Stephen Colbert
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: "Make It Mine," Jason Mraz
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals: "I Gotta Feeling," The Black Eyed Peas
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals: "Lucky," Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
Best Pop Instrumental Performance: "Throw Down Your Heart," Bela Fleck
Best Pop Instrumental Album: "Potato Hole," Booker T. Jones
Best Pop Vocal Album: "The E.N.D.," The Black Eyed Peas
Best Dance Recording: "Poker Face," Lady Gaga
Best Electronic/Dance Album: "The Fame," Lady Gaga
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: "Michael Buble Meets Madison Square Garden," Michael Buble
Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance: "Working On A Dream," Bruce Springsteen
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals: "Use Somebody," Kings Of Leon
Best Hard Rock Performance: "War Machine," AC/DC
Best Metal Performance: "Dissident Aggressor," Judas Priest
Best Rock Instrumental Performance: "A Day In The Life," Jeff Beck
Best Rock Song: "Use Somebody," Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
Best Alternative Music Album: "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix," Phoenix
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance: "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," Beyonce
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: "Pretty Wings," Maxwell
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals: "Blame It," Jamie Foxx & T-Pain
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: "At Last," Beyonce
Best Urban/Alternative Performance: "Pearls," India.Arie & Dobet Gnahore
Best R&B Song: "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," Thaddis Harrell, Beyonce Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyonce)
Best R&B Album: "Blacksummers' Night," Maxwell
Best Contemporary R&B Album: "I Am… Sasha Fierce," Beyonce
Best Rap Solo Performance: "D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)," Jay-Z
Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group: "Crack A Bottle," Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent
Best Rap Song: "Run This Town," Shawn Carter, R. Fenty, M. Riddick, Kanye West & E. Wilson, songwriters (Athanasios Alatas, songwriter) (Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West)
Best Rap Album: "Relapse," Eminem
Best Female Country Vocal Performance: "White Horse," Taylor Swift
Best Male Country Vocal Performance: "Sweet Thing," Keith Urban
Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals: "I Run To You," Lady Antebellum
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals: "I Told You So," Carrie Underwood & Randy Travis
Best Country Instrumental Performance: "Producer's Medley," Steve Wariner
Best Country Song: "White Horse," Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
Best New Age Album: "Prayer For Compassion," David Darling
Best Contemporary Jazz Album: "75," Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate
Best Jazz Vocal Album: "Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman," Kurt Elling
Best Improvised Jazz Solo: "Dancin' 4 Chicken," Terence Blanchard, soloist
Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group: "Five Peace Band - Live," Chick Corea & John McLaughlin Five Peace Band
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: "Book One," New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Best Latin Jazz Album: "Juntos Para Siempre," Bebo Valdes And Chucho Valdes
Best Gospel Performance: "Wait On The Lord," Donnie McClurkin Featuring Karen Clark Sheard
Best Gospel Song: "God In Me," Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Mary Mary Featuring Kierra "KiKi" Sheard)
Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album: "Live Revelations," Third Day
Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album: "The Power Of One," Israel Houghton
Best Southern, Country, Or Bluegrass Gospel Album: "Jason Crabb," Jason Crabb
Best Traditional Gospel Album: "Oh Happy Day," (Various Artists)
Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album: "Audience Of One," Heather Headley
Best Latin Pop Album: "Sin Frenos," La Quinta Estacion
Best Latin Rock, Alternative Or Urban Album: "Los De Atras Vienen Conmigo," Calle 13
Best Tropical Latin Album: "Ciclos," Luis Enrique
Best Regional Mexican Album: "Necesito De Ti," Vicente Fernandez
Best Tejano Album: "BordersZZTO Y Bailes," Los Texmaniacs
Best Norteno Album: "Tu Noche Con…Los Tigres Del Norte," Los Tigres Del Norte
Best Banda Album: "Tu Esclavo Y Amo," Lupillo Rivera
Best Americana Album: "Electric Dirt," Levon Helm
Best Bluegrass Album: "The Crow/New Songs For The Five-String Banjo," Steve Martin
Best Traditional Blues Album: "A Stranger Here," Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Best Contemporary Blues Album: "Already Free," The Derek Trucks Band
Best Traditional Folk Album: "High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project," Loudon Wainwright III
Best Contemporary Folk Album: "Townes," Steve Earle
Best Hawaiian Music Album: "Masters Of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Volume 2," (Various Artists)
Best Native American Music Album: "Spirit Wind North," Bill Miller
Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album: "Lay Your Burden Down," Buckwheat Zydeco
Best Reggae Album: "Mind Control - Acoustic," Stephen Marley
Best Traditional World Music Album: "Douga Mansa," Mamadou Diabate
Best Contemporary World Music Album: "Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 - Africa Sessions," Bela Fleck
Best Musical Album For Children: "Family Time," Ziggy Marley
Best Spoken Word Album For Children: "Aaaaah! Spooky, Scary Stories & Songs," Buck Howdy
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling): "Always Looking Up," Michael J. Fox
Best Musical Show Album: "West Side Story," David Caddick & David Lai, producers (Leonard Bernstein, composer; Stephen Sondheim, lyricist) (New Broadway Cast with Matt Cavenaugh, Josefina Scaglione & Others)
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media: "Slumdog Millionaire," (Various Artists)
Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media: "Up," Michael Giacchino, composer
Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media: "Jai Ho" (From "Slumdog Millionaire"), Gulzar, A.R. Rahman & Tanvi Shah, songwriters (A.R. Rahman, Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, Mahalaxmi Iyer & Vijay Prakash)
Best Instrumental Composition: "Married Life (From "Up"), Michael GiacchinoZZSB, composer (Michael GiacchinoZZSB)
Best Instrumental Arrangement: "West Side Story Medley," Bill Cunliffe, arranger (Resonance Big Band)
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): "Quiet Nights," Claus Ogerman, arranger (Diana Krall)
Best Recording Package: "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today," Stefan Sagmeister, art director (David Byrne & Brian Eno)
Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package: "Neil Young Archives Vol. I (1963-1972)," Gary Burden, Jenice Heo & Neil Young, art directors (Neil Young)
Best Album Notes: "The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946)," Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer (Louis Armstrong)
Best Historical Album: "The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967)," Andy McKaie, compilation producer; Erick Labson, mastering engineer (Little Walter)
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: "Ellipse," Imogen Heap, engineer (Imogen Heap)
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical: Brendan O'Brien
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: "When Love Takes Over (Electro Extended Remix)," David Guetta, remixer (David Guetta Featuring Kelly Rowland)
Best Surround Sound Album: "Transmigration," Michael Bishop, surround mix engineer; Michael Bishop, surround mastering engineer; Elaine Martone, surround producer (Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Choruses)
Best Engineered Album, Classical: "Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10," Peter Laenger, engineer (Michael Tilson Thomas & San Francisco Symphony)
Producer Of The Year, Classical: Steven Epstein
Best Classical Album: "Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10," Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Ragnar Bohlin, Kevin Fox & Susan McMane, choir directors; Andreas Neubronner, producer; Peter Laenger, engineer/mixer; Andreas Neubronner, mastering engineer (Laura Claycomb, Anthony Dean Griffey, Katarina Karneus, Quinn Kelsey, James Morris, Yvonne Naef, Elza van den Heever & Erin Wall; San Francisco Symphony; Pacific Boychoir, San Francisco Girls Chorus & San Francisco Symphony Chorus)
Best Orchestral Performance: "Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloe," James Levine, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra; Tanglewood Festival Chorus)
Best Opera Recording: "Britten: Billy Budd," Daniel Harding, conductor; Ian Bostridge, Neal Davies, Nathan Gunn, Jonathan Lemalu, Matthew Rose & Gidon Saks; John Fraser, producer (London Symphony Orchestra; Gentlemen Of The London Symphony Chorus)
Best Choral Performance: "Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10," Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Ragnar Bohlin, Kevin Fox & Susan McMane, choir directors (Laura Claycomb, Anthony Dean Griffey, Elza van den Heever, Katarina Karneus, Quinn Kelsey, James Morris, Yvonne Naef & Erin Wall; San Francisco Symphony; Pacific Boychoir, San Francisco Symphony Chorus & San Francisco Girls Chorus)
Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra): "Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3," Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor; Evgeny Kissin (Philharmonia Orchestra)
Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra): " Journey To The New World," Sharon Isbin (Joan Baez & Mark O'Connor)
Best Chamber Music Performance: "Intimate Letters," Emerson String Quartet
Best Small Ensemble Performance: "Lang, David: The Little Match Girl Passion," Paul Hillier, conductor; Ars Nova Copenhagen & Theatre Of Voices
Best Classical Vocal Performance: "Verismo Arias," Renee Fleming (Marco Armiliato; Jonas Kaufmann; Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppi Verdi; Coro Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppi Verdi)
Best Classical Contemporary Composition: "Higdon, Jennifer: Percussion Concerto," Jennifer Higdon (Marin Alsop)
Best Classical Crossover Album: "Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs Of Joy And Peace," Yo-Yo Ma (Odair Assad, Sergio Assad, Chris Botti, Dave Brubeck, Matt Brubeck, John Clayton, Paquito d'Rivera, Renee Fleming, Diana Krall, Alison Krauss, Natalie McMaster, Edgar Meyer, Cristina Pato, Joshua Redman, Jake Shimabukuro, Silk Road Ensemble, James Taylor, Chris Thile, Wu Tong, Alon Yavnai & Amelia Zirin-Brown)
Best Short Form Music Video: "Boom Boom Pow," The Black Eyed Peas
Best Long Form Music Video: "The Beatles Love - All Together Now," (Various Artists)

DJ Billy Gotti Featured in So Tattooed Magazine

Friend, and fellow Dope Culture co-creator, Dj Billy Gotti has been highlighted not only for his creative ink but his talented skills behind the turntables. Make sure you check out his interview and show support for the SoFla DJ circuit. Congrats Bill.

Check out the interview hosted by So Tattooed Magazine right here:

A Night at the Grammy's

With the 2010 Grammy Awards in the books, it is safe to say each performer(s) did phenomenal. Despite going goose-egg with the awards, Lady Gaga kicked off the night with a dope performance along side legend Elton John. Pink had a memorable performance with a skin-colored spandex outfit and wow'd the audience with some cirque du soleil theatrics. Beyonce showed why she is the queen of R&B. The Fail performance of the night had to be Jamie Foxx/T-Pain/Slash/Doug E. Fresh. Although I'm a fan of all their work, the auto-tuned mics sounded as though they were lip syncing and their mash of "Blame It" just didn't seem to work. The breakout performance of the night had to be all stars Lil' Wayne, Eminem, & Drake along side drummer Travis Barker. Check out the video of their memorable collaboration...