The visuals for Kendrick Lamar's classic (yes classic) album "To Pimp A Butterfly" continues with "For Free (interlude)". This time though Kendrick Lamar takes a more comedic approach to depict his message. Kendrick appears around a beautiful trying to let his "love interest" understand that "THIS DICK AIN'T FREE". While it's a short interlude and video Kendrick gets his points across in brilliant fashion as always in one of my favorite songs from the album. Let me know what you think of the video below and as always keep it locked here on Dead End Hip Hop.
Jayforce, Ojones, Twice Born The God, and I often talk about how artists should put out quality visuals to bring great records to life. Well Kendrick Lamar brings to life not just a track off his album but the fan favorite interlude "For Free" and the visuals do it justice. I think we all who have played "To Pimp A Butterfly" album rapped this interlude and yelled out "This D!*k aint free". The video is directed by Joe Weil & The Little Homies (K-Dot always showing love to his people) with a beautiful lady playing the sassy mouth woman in the video. Kendrick plays a few characters himself, Uncle Sam and with some cgi in the final scene he plays everyone. I think you will enjoy and remember "This D!*k aint free"
Just a few weeks back, Marvel made the world of hip-hop tremble with excitement as it unveiled the very beginning of what is slated to be a 50 LP roll-out of iconic album covers fit with their roster of superheroes.
For most of my life I've operated from a daily To-Do list.This is generally a long list of tasks that I'm not particularly excited about doing, but I know that these things must get done and I have to write them down to make sure that I don't forget them.
I rarely get through the entire list in a day and the chores often carry over for days, weeks or even months depending on how unenthusiastic I am about the item to be accomplished. So the other day I thought, wouldn't it be exciting to put things on the list that were fun and crazy.
This led me to thinking about how we are really only promised this moment. We really only have today for sure. What if we lived as if each day was our last? How different would that To-Do list look?
For me, it would become a TODAY List and it would include adventurous activities such as taking a spontaneous road trip and having dinner in another state or country (Canada is right across the bridge from us here in Detroit), or visiting one of the amazing places right here in my city that I often take for granted, like the Motown Museum because it is so close that I figure I can just go any time...Perhaps making a call to say "I love you"Ã‚Â to a Grandparent or someone who you rarely reach out to but you hold dear to your heart.
This week, I encourage you to spice up your regular list and make it a Today List, living each day to the max as if it is your last.
The Beat Break AM Show crew is on location at Swerve Grill for Amirkal Marketing 4th Anniversary Party and Tyrese "Black Rose" album release party at DBS Sounds in Atlanta, Georgia!
Hear the live broadcast with exclusive interviews from actress/author Denisha Hardeman (D'jango Unchained), singer Meelah (702), and many more! Plus, music from your favorite commercial and independent artists.
Check out the music playlist below.
1.) Tyrese feat. Snoop Dogg-Dumb S*** 2.) 702 feat. Missy Elliott-Steelo 3.) Meelah feat. Musiq Soulchild-Give It To You 4.) Tyrese-Shame 5.) Rae Sremmurd-No Flex Zone 6.) Street Lotto-My Gangsta 7.) Natasha Mosley-Over 8.) Big K.R.I.T. feat. Raphael Saadiq-Soul Food 9.) FLY Musiq-A Million Times 10.) Sevyn Streeter-It Won't Stop 11.) Tha Message feat. JC-Maybach Dreams 12.) Slick Rick-A Children's Story 13.) Nick Jonas-Jealous (Remix-Benja Styles) 14.) Mylezia King-On Purpose 15.) John Boy on the Track feat. Charm & Kilo Ali-Put You Back Into It 16.) Exile The Experience-Westside Party 17.) 4-Ize- Bukkake Time 18.) Truez-Easy on the Weed 19.) Eshe-You Make Me Wanna 20.) Tyrese-Stay 21.) Lyrical A.J.-Ride 22.) Ke'Shay Love-Breathless
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Ha! Get loose on 'em, Jidenna. This "Classic Man" remix - with Kendrick Lamar on it - nice. The visuals - very nice. Especially with the lovely Janelle Monae tucked in there. They've teamed up before (check out "Yoga"). You can catch a good amount of Jidenna's work, including this jawn, on the "Wondaland Presents: The Eephus" EP (due out August 21, 2015).
Wooooo, damn if this ain't Hip-Hop (complete with boom bap, spray cans) smoothed out on some sexy R&B. Even though she has "Nightmares & Lullabies: Act II" out now, you've gotta be happy she dug back into the "Act I" to make drop a visual for this gem, "Backyard."
Last week I did what turned out to be an unintentional experiment. I decided to take a week off to just catch up with myself and my life. Things had gotten so busy with the show, my youth development consulting work and my voice over work that I found myself with little time for myself. So I asked my team to hold off on scheduling anything for that week. My initial plan was not to take on any new projects or meetings, but somewhere in the midst of it all, I decided not to take any calls and very few messages. I'm sure that the people that I did not respond to are not happy, but in taking a step back and looking at my life from the outside in, I learned something very valuable.
On any given day or week I get several people reaching out to me to ask for help, advice, assistance or promotion. Normally I respond to or answer every request without thought or question. By going silent for this week and just watching, I realized why even though I go into a week with few things scheduled, my days and weeks end up being really full, and I end up really tired with little time or energy left for myself.
Have you gotten yourself into a situation that you say "Yes" so much that it forces you to say "No" to yourself? I mean, you don't literally say "No," but you've filled up all of your waking hours with the time, energy, activities, favors and life savers that you give to everyone else, therefore, how is it humanly possible to save yourself.
What I learned from all of this is that it's important to make space. You have to leave yourself space in your schedule, in your mind, in your home and in your heart...for you.
This week I encourage you to ask yourself this question: "How can I make more space?" The answers may be something like... going for a walk to clear your mind, hiring a cleaning service to help you thoroughly clean your home once a month, going for a drive by the water, picking a day once a week that is just for you, taking a mini vacation get away once a quarter. Keep asking yourself this question over and over again and see what comes up for you.
How can you make more space? Sometimes we fill up our lives so much that we push ourselves out. Make space for YOU.
Ohhhh! Once again... "Returrrrn Of The Maaack" by Mark Morrision gets its collar popped by Kaytranada, who mixed the 1990s jam with a beat from the Motor City track master Jay Dee aka J Dilla. Dip and slide to the vibe put down by this new musical creation.
i did that sh*t live in the bbc mix and i thought id share it with yall