For my song of the month (April, and inaugural edition), I’m going with Borgeous’ track “Invincible.” The American DJ is making his rounds of the US this spring and summer, highlighting his hits “Stampede” and “Invincible.” Invincible is my personal favorite, steady beat with a great drop and awesome female vocals. Here is the video:
Yesterday was the 10 year anniversary of Kanye West’s release of College Dropout, probably THE album that jump started his career. An absolute jam of an album – yeah, it’s super mainstream now and was, but still an awesome album. Classic Kanye, lyricism and beats to make anyone sing along. Then album featured collabs from Syleena Johnson, Jigga, Twista, Jamie Foxx, Luda and Mos Def – a solid lineup. A couple of my favorite songs from the album were: All Falls Down, Two Words, Through the Wire (when ‘Ye fractured his jaw in a car accident and rapped through his mouth wired shut) and Family Business (totally underrated and probably the best song).
Oh and Kanye had an awesome cake to commemorate the occasion
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I didn’t exactly watch the Grammy’s per say, but I did follow on social media and apparently, it wasn’t all that great. A couple of highlights that I’ll call out. One thing I did see which was DOPE was Kendrick Lamar’s performance with Imagine Dragons. K Dot has been all over the scene in 2013 and I can’t wait for what he has in store for 2014. One of my favorite rappers and lyricist, Kendrick killed it with Imagine Dragons to the tune of a Radioactive/Swimming Pools remix. Also, big ups to T Swift dancing in the front row along with the woman next to her as the only two people in her section standing and dancing. Git it T!
Another highlight I’ll call out is Macklemore’s performance of ‘Same Love.’ The duo won four Grammy’s on the night including best Rap and Hip Hop album which is a debate in and of its own (with K Dot). The performance of the song was capped off by Queen Latifah joining 33 couples in marriage, a truly special moment.