Donell Jones- Lyrics (album review/ sneak peek)

“Donell Jones has a new album?!” Those are the words that came to most of your minds when you saw this post right? Well it was for mine when I found out he had an album and I gotta say…It’s about damn time Donell! Only took you 4 years if you don’t count “The Lost Files” album in 2009 which was pretty much lost in music world. lol

So what’s Donell bringing on this album? “This album right here is, to me, the best so far,” says Jones. “I know a lot of artists say that, but I really feel that way. This is one you can play from beginning to end. I like to give a message in the music and I think that with this particular album, I really went into depth about certain situations we find ourselves in. I named it lyrics because from the very start of my career, that’s what I’ve tried to build on, writing strong lyrics and making sure that whatever I put out there, people can understand.” That’s some pretty big and confident talk considering his 1999 platinum selling album “Where I Wanna Be” is my all time favorite and in my mind a flawless album from start to finish. Hell my wedding song is on that album and I’m not even married yet. lol

Listening to the first two tracks right off the bat I can say he’s not off to a good start “rap singing” on the #1 The World Is Yours with way to much talking in the beginning of both tracks totally killing the it for me like a mixtape dj basically explaining how he’s back and the R&B needs him.  He even has his mama talking on #2 Your Place. Ewww. His first and probably only single off the album #3 Love Like This is a chill track with a decent video till Donell takes his hat and glasses off. lol Whoa! Donell got dome!!!! And I’ve seen prettier love interest in Walmart.

“Love Like This”

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The talking continues on track 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 13! Just sing Donell! Your killing the songs. We don’t need introductions! Speaking of #10 You Can Burn Donell introduces one of his first artist signed to his “record label” Candy Man by the name of Breeze who’s a female singer that can’t sing worth a damn. *shakes head* The album as a whole is a big disappointment to me because I was really hoping Donell would back his words and bless us with an up to date “Where I Wanna Be” but it’s far from that. The production is boo boo especially the uptempo clubby ones. The content isn’t something I don’t wanna hear like strip clubs, tapping married women and sneaking out the Back Door, and ruining a girl life he dated that didnt want to be with him via Blackmailing her for money who’s getting married. Unnecessary auto tune (#5). There are no high notes at all! It’s pretty much soft spoken singing through out. You know an album is bad when Young Joc the best thing about it. Real spit.

01. The World Is Yours
02. Your Place
03. Love Like This
04. Imagine That
05. Back Door
06. Blackmail
07. All About The Sex
08. Stripclub Ft. Yung Joc
09. What’s Next Ft. Inessa
10. You Can Burn
11. The Finer Things In Life
12. Just A Little
13. Oh How I Wonder

01. The World Is Yours

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02. Your Place

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03. Love Like This

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Download: [download id=”107″]

05. Back Door

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08. Stripclub Ft. Yung Joc

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10. You Can Burn

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11. The Finer Things In Life

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1/2 a Carton out of 5



-Black Milk

John Legend and The Roots- Wake Up! (album review/preview)

When I first heard these 2 music titans were getting together and doing an album together I couldn’t believe it. Well myself and thousands of others are believers now cause it’s finally out and the album is a beast! If you thought the Jay-Z/ Linkin Park Collision Course album was nuts this album is a must by.

Soulful singer John Legend & the baddest band in all the land The Roots present Wake Up!, and if you think that this dream team of a combination looks good I can assure you it sounds even better! This album is packed with 12  songs pulled from the soulful music of the 60’s and 70’s all with a theme of awareness, engagement and consciousness all blessed by John’s voice and the Roots instrumentation/ lyrics. The album is highlighted with familiar tracks like “Little Ghetto Boy” by Donny Hathaway mixed with more obscure selections like Baby Huey and the Babysitters’ “Hard Times” which is my cut. Wake Up! also includes one original composition, John Legend’s “Shine,” which is featured in the documentary Waiting For Superman.

From the very start of the album this killer combo comes out of the gate’s full blast with a loud, soulful, live, hard hitting sound that you can’t help but get excited and bob your head too with “Hard Times.”  This track is probably one of my favorite because it’s the perfect combo of John’s high notes, The Roots instrumentation and Black Thought lyrics. I had to bless yall with a live in studio performance of it which gives you one hell of an idea as to how they all recorded this album which makes sense as to why it’s so live! I swear if you closed your eyes with the volume all the way up you’d swear John and the Roots were playing live right in front of you. It’s that live yall.

“Hard Times (live in studio)”

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOgkRniSNTs

“Wake Everybody”

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJgxJ6JrPkc

01. Hard Times Feat. Black Thought

02. Compared To What

03. Wake Up Everybody Feat. Common & Melanie Fiona

04. Our Generation (The Hope Of The World) Feat. Cl Smooth

05. Little Ghetto Boy (Prelude) Feat. Malik Yusef

06. Little Ghetto Boy Feat. Black Thought

07. Hang On In There

08. Humanity (Love The Way It Should Be)

09. Wholy Holy

10. I Can’t Write Left Handed

11. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

12. Shine

01. Hard Times Feat. Black Thought

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02. Compared To What

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03. Wake Up Everybody Feat. Common & Melanie Fiona

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06. Little Ghetto Boy Feat. Black Thought

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09. Wholy Holy

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10. I Can’t Write Left Handed

[audio: 10. I Can’t Write Left Handed.mp3]

12. Shine

[audio: 12. Shine.mp3]

5 out of 5 Cartons


-Black Milk



Fresh from the Fridge: Diggy Simmons- Airborne (mixtape/ video)

Yes you read and saw it right! Rev Runs little son Diggy is now rapping and has his own mixtape out and brace yourself for this one… IT IS FIYAH!!!!

When I first heard little Diggy (now 15 years of age by the way) was rapping and had a mixtape out the first thing that came to mind is it’s probably wack as all hell like his brother Jojo’s material with his group Team Black out and more then likley is was kiddy crap that was ghost written by a hired rapper from his pops or Uncle Russel. I’m not one to not have a closed mind and not give something a try so I did and boy let me tell you all the above that came to mind went right out the window after listening to the first track where he does spoken word and I was immediately hooked to hear what else he would come with behind that and on every track he spits versatile bars. Diggy is def for real yall! What really confirmed the realness is this interview he did with Good Fellas Radio. Visually he’s def grown from last seeing him on “Runs House” and on top of that his vocabulary and what he had to say in this interview pretty much confirmed that he more then likely doesn’t have a ghost writer and Atlantic wouldn’t have signed him.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06RaqlknoMQ

Here’s one of the 2 freestyles Dig did to Nas Made You Look that caught the attention of labels where he eventually choose Atlantic…

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcM6p7pT4-o

What makes this a great mixtape for me is the fact that it doesn’t sound like a mixtape at all. Great production my fairly unknown producers. No Dj’s fuckin up the tracks. It has a great theme through out the whole album. Diggy’s versatility and content is nice. Nice features. And the tracks are just all around nice and all this is coming from a 15 year old! For all that I can’t help but give this album the score I did below. #2 is my shit! Even the Chris Brown feature where Chris sings and spits is dope. Download it and see what I’m talking about and let me know what you think here and be on the look out for Dig in the very near future. Shout out to my ninja James P. Morgan!

Download: [download id=”105″]

2. Thinkin Bout U

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3. Big Bad World

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4. As I am

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9. No Gravity

[audio: 09. Diggy Simmons – No Gravity Feat. K2.mp3]

4 1/2 out of 5


Enjoy the freshness

-Black Milk

Bruno Mars: Doo-Wops and Hooligans (album preview/video)

The man behind 2 of the dopest singles of the year “Billionaire and Nothing On You” is finally ready to bless the world with his own singles in the highly anticipated album Doo-Wops and Hooligans coming out on my sisters birthday October 5th, 2010.

When speaking to MTV news on the story behind the album title Bruno explains… “I’m a big fan of doo-wop music. … That’s what you call your girl, your “doo-wop.” … On this album, I have records that women are going to relate to and men are going to relate to. So doo-wops are for the girls, and hooligans are for the guys.” So the big question is will Bruno’s album songs be equal to if not better then the 2 songs he produced and murdered the hooks on with B.o.B and Travie McCoys single? Cause in my mind and a ton of others he is those songs. And listening to both B.o.B and Travie McCoy’s albums those were the only 2 good songs on them. They prolly shoulda hired Bruno for the rest of they’re albums lol Looking over the track list I’m all ready not excited that he’s only going to have 10 tracks. I mean anything below 12 shouldn’t be allowed especially with all the songs artist record prior to go through and pick the best.  Listening to his first single “Just the Way You Are” I think Bruno has some kinda promise because its a dope single that would pull any female lyrically and vocally on demand. The video is ever doper.

Simple video with a super dope concept. Big ups to who ever came up with the idea to have the tape animated with the song lyrics. Damn it’s been a hot sec since I seen a yellow walkman. I know I’m not the only one who that one by Sony lol

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjhCEhWiKXk

1.    Grenade

2.    Just The Way You Are

3.    Our First Time

4.    Runaway Baby

5.    The Lazy Song

6.    Marry You

7.    Talking To The Moon

8.    Liquor Store Blues feat Damian Marley

9.    Count On Me

10. The Other Side feat Cee Lo Green and B.o.B

1.    Grenade

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2. Just The Way You Are

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Download: [download id=”102″]

Just The Way You Are feat Lupe Fiasco (remix)

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Download: [download id=”114″]

7. Talking To The Moon

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8.    Liquor Store Blues feat Damian Marley

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9.    Count On Me

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-Black Milk


Trey Songz- Passion, Pleasure, Pain (album review/ video)

Happy Monday Soulified! How was everyone’s weekend? Got the new Trey Songz album last Friday and have been bumping it all weekend.

I gotta admit the album is a lot better then I thought it was going to be. Trey has definitely matured as an artist because the whole album is very well rounded. And for my dude’s that are looking for a good “beating/ panty droppin” album this is the one! lol I know I’ll def be putting this album on next time I knock some boots. lol Big up’s to Trey for this one. I appreciate it family. hahaha The track list is a little different from the one I posted a few weeks ago in the album sneak peek where all of you can still download and listen to the 6 tracks off the album highlighted below by clicking. The album’s very similar to Dwele’s W.ants W.orld W.omen album in the sense that he broke the album into 3 separate part with the parts relating to the album title’s 3 words. Though Trey’s words aren’t in the right order in his track list as they are in the album title I’m not mad at him for trying and doing it the way he did because it makes the album that much more interesting. Make sure to buy the album tomorrow (Sep 14th) when it drops.

The video for the new single off the album “Can’t Be Friends” and I’m feeling this video big time. It’s a simple concept but it gets the point and lyrics across. More artist should focus on feeling and simplicity when doing video’s because all the crazy graphics and special effects and shit aren’t needed. The song is dope as well cause I feel every word he’s singing on a personal level as I’m sure a lot of you are as well. This cut defiantly leads me to believe that his album will truly be the most personal to date.

“Can’t Be Friends”

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArdBI_F1LKo

01. Here We Go Again Intro
02. Love Faces
03. Massage
04. Alone
05. Bottoms Up (Feat. Nicki Minaj)
06. Pain  Interlude
07. Can’t Be Friends
08. Please Return My Call
09. Made To Be Together
10. Pleasure  Interlude
11. Red Lipstick
12. Unusual (Feat. Drake)
13. Doorbell
14. Passion Interlude
15. Unfortunate
16. Blind
17. You Just Need Me

4 out of 5 Cartons

-Black Milk


Fresh from the Fridge: Trey Songz feat Drake- The Usual

Did I speak to soon?! A Trey Songz Drake colabo that will be on Trey’s new album Passion, Pain, Pleasure? Hmmmmm I’m not sure if this is true because this single isn’t on the track list I got for the album but who knows. Hell who care’s cause I got it and now yall got it!

Though this isn’t a “Successful” worthy track by the duo it is a nice track none the less with dope production my Drake’s right hand man 40. Let me know what you think.

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Download: [download id=”99″]

Enjoy the freshness

-Black Milk

Drake and Nicki Minaj Tie The Knot?! (news/mixtape)

Yes you heard it right! Drake and Nicki Minaj tie the knot!!!! I mean are yall really that shocked? I mean Drake did say he’d “Fucking do it” in his new single “Miss Me” and I quote…

I love Nicki Minaj
I told her I’d admit it
I hope one day we get married just to say we fuckin’ did it
And girl, I’m fuckin’ serious
If you wit it then I’m wit it
‘Cause yo verses turn me on and your pants are mighty fitted, ugh

“Miss Me” (quote is at 2:07)

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRLSQDCkcaA

The big announcement came via both the stars Twitter accounts with Nicki asking Drake Friday afternoon (August 27)….

The tweets even caught the attention of down south rapper Slim Thug as he tweeted ” F*ckk I lost anotha @nickiminaj” Ok  now that I’ve got some of you with your mouth’s dropped and shocked with all thee above I have to break some more official news to you. When reps for both Drake and Nicki Minaj were asked if the news of the marriage was true they confirmed that rappers did not really tie the knot, though both tweeted that they did earlier that day. So whats up with all the twying? (twitter+lying= twying) lol If you ask me I think it’s one hell of an ingenious marketing/ publicity stunt with Drake just dropping the “Miss Me” single. Can you imagine how many people are looking up this single right now? Or how many people are adding both they’re twitters and looking they’re picture’s up? Shout out to Nicki Minaj’s booty by the way. lol

With the short lived celebration of the fake marriage thought I’d hit yall with a joint mixtape by both the rappers.  Expect Nicki Minaj to  release her long-awaited debut album, Pink Friday, on November 23.



“Nicki Minaj
01. Woo
02. I Think She Likes Me Feat. The Lox
03. All I Do Is Win Remix
04. Hold Yuh
05. Dang A Lang Feat. Trina
06. Lil Freak Remix
07. Massive Attack (Ted Smooth Remix)
08. I Bought That
09. Hello Good Morning

“Drake
10. Freestyle Live At The Carrier Dome
11. July
12. Find Your Love
13. All Night Long
14. 4 My Town (Ted Smooth Remix)
15. Over
16. Shut It Down
17. Fall For Your Type
Lil Wayne Bonus Songs
18. My Generation Feat. Damien Marley & Nas
19. Pussy Niggaz Feat. Jae Millz
20. Currency Feat. Rick Ross & Trina

Download: [download id=”91″]

Download: [download id=”92″]

-Black Milk

Fresh from the Fridge: Cee-Lo Green- F%#K You (single)

This one goes out to all the gold digging shallow women out there. You know who you are. And if you don’t know who you are your the one who’s hating the shit outta this song now.

Big ups to Cee Lo for making this track. Couldn’t have sang it better myself! “Oppps she’s a gold digga, just thought you should know nigga.” hahah classick lyrics right there. I mean is there really a better saying that so simple yet gets a ton across then “Fuck You?” lol This will be another official track off his new up and coming album “The Lady Killer” dropping sometime this year in December.

The video for this track is equally as dope. It’s always a breath of fresh air when an artist doesn’t make a video we’ve all ready seen before. I love the crisp classic feel this one has and how Cee Lo tell’s his “Fuck You” story from a child and uses the toy car’s as a metaphor for what he has vs what she want’s as the gold digger at that age. lol Classick! Let me know what yall think…

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc0mxOXbWIU

Fuck You

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Download: [download id=”89″]

Fuck You featuring 50 Cent (remix)

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Download: [download id=”90″]

Enjoy the freshness!

-Black Milk

Fresh from the Fridge: Dre Dre- Turn Me On (single)

Could this track be another possible leak off Dre’s highly anticipated Detox album to go with the other leaked song featuring Jay Z? Hmmmmm well if you ask me I’d tell you that I don’t really give a damn. Detox was suppose to drop in 2004 and were now 6 years into 2010. I don’t know about you but I was over the album in 2005 with as long as he’s taking to make it and now claims it will drop sometime this year lol. Dre had this to say on his site about the leaked tracks…

No shit Dre! The songs are a 2 minutes long with one verse! And am I the only one thinking that Bishop Lamont, Dre’s ex artist wrote his lyrics on this track?! I swear if Dre’s name wasn’t on the title I would of thought it was a Bishop Lamont track because he is dead on with the way he spits and Dre doesn’t spit like this at all! I wouldn’t be surprised if Dre went through the hundreds of songs Bishop recorded while under Aftermath that Dre technically owns and jacked the bars from him. I’m going to have to get a hold of Bishop Lamont and ask him personally. lol But yeah I’m feeling the beat, sample, hook, and Bishop Lamonts lyrics on this one none the less. lol

[audio: drdre-turnmeon-dty.mp3]

Download: [download id=”86″]

Enjoy the freshness yall and let me know what you think.

-Black Milk


Usher- Versus (album review/preview)

Got my hands on the new Usher EP “Versus” set for release August 24th, 2010 so thought I’d bless my Soulified folks with a little preview of the album as well as my thoughts on it. For those that don’t know what an “EP” is it stands for Extended Play which is pretty much a short album that usually has 3 to 5 songs. Versus has 5 songs if you exclude “There Goes My Baby” which was on Raymond VS Raymond and the “Someone to Love remix” which is Just Beiber’s song.

My first thought of this album when I first heard it was coming out just 4 months after Usher’s 6th studio album Raymond Vs Raymond was that these tracks were the tracks that didn’t make the cut. Especially knowing that production for this album took place during 2008 to 2010. If that is the case I couldn’t tell at all because every song on this album is pretty dope. The singles “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love” featuring Pitbull,was released for the mainstream audiences, and “Hot Tottie” featuring Jay-Z was released for the urban audience but that shit isn’t urban to me at all. I mean yeah Jay-Z is on it but the song to me is boo boo. For one who the hell drinks hot tottie? Or for that matter who know’s what a hot tottie consist of? lol Of all drinks he could describe a woman as he choose that. And didn’t even spell it right (Toddy). lol

“Lingerie” is probably my favorite track on the EP. It has a grown ass, sexy up tempo vibe that goes into a dope Michael Jackson type vibe every time its about to go into the hook. And I happen to be a “freak for sexy lingerie.” hahaha Anyways enjoy the preview and download’s and make sure to get the album. Oh and here’s the “There Goes My Baby” video for those that havn’t seen it and love this track as much as I do. Not so much loving the video though. Usher seems to be feeling up on the concrete wall he’s singing against more then the love interest in the video. There not feeling or grown and sexy in it at all. What do yall think?

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6urbZyHgO4


01. Love Em All
02. DJ Got Us Falling In Love (Feat. Pitbull)
03. Hot Tottie (Feat. Jay-Z)
04. Lay You Down
05. Lingerie
06. There Goes My Baby
07. Get In My Car (Feat. Bun B)
08. Somebody To Love (Remix) (Feat. Justin Bieber)
09. Stranger

01. Love Em All

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04. Lay You Down

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05. Lingerie

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07. Get In My Car (Feat. Bun B)

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09. Stranger

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Download: [download id=”87″]

Download: [download id=”88″]

4 out of 5 Cartons

-Black Milk

Fantasia- Back to Me (album review/ preview)

Since breaking all that bad news (home wrecker, sex tape, suicide attempt) about Fantasia in a past post I did I thought it would only be fair to break some good new by hitting all of you Fantasia fan’s with a review on her new album as well as a preview of a few select songs that I think are play worry.

Back to Me is the third studio album by Fantasia set for release next week on August 24, 2010. This album will be her first studio album in four freakin years since 2006’s Fantasia. The album’s title was actually suggested to her by comedian Steve Harvey, when Barrino visited his morning radio program. The album was originally set for release in early 2010, but after a wack first single and and a ton of leaks, J Records pretty much said “Damn all this” and ordered more tracks for the album, postponing the album’s release until further studio sessions, and stronger singles were recorded. The project’s new lead single, “Bittersweet” was released to Itunes on May 11, 2010, and was performed live on American Idol, while a new release date was set for July 27, 2010. “Bittersweet” was pretty much wack as hell to and got very little spins on the radio, so the album was again pushed back to August 10, 2010 and finally to August 24, 2010. When the album’s track listing was released in July, several of the leaked songs, including, “Bounce Back”, “Control Freak”, “On & On”, “Without You”, “Never” and “Said I Wouldn’t (No More)”, were scrapped. Ouch!

What up with Fantasia and all this leakage? If it’s not her singles or album its a sex tape or news that she’s knockin boots with a married man then trying to kill herself over it with Asprin of all the drugs. It’s super hard for me to respect her as a woman for all that especially when she has a young daughter so I’m going to make this review short and simple while having a little fun with her track titles. lol

01. I’m Doin’ Me “And a married man”
02. Bittersweet
03. Man Of The House
“But it ain’t his. It’s either mine or his wife’s”
04. Who’s Been Lovin’ You
“Ummm his wife and you apparently.”
05. Collard Greens And Cornbread
“And aspirin”
06. Teach Me
“How to find a single man and not make sex tapes”
07. Move On Me
08. Trust Him
“When he say’s that lady that live with him is just the nanny”
09. The Thrill Is Gone Ft. Cee-Lo Green
“But I recorded it for all to see.”
10. Falling In Love Tonight
“Let’s video tape it and forget the tape in the player.”
11. Even Angels
12. I’m Here (From “The Color Purple” Musical)
“And now on XXX DVD’s and websites world wide”

The album over all is pretty good and very powerful on the vocal, lyrical, hook, and ballet tip even though it’s hard to take anything serious that she’s singing present day and even funny. The heaters on this album are # 1, 2, 7, 9 (my fave). Enjoy listening to my picks and make sure to leave a half a brotha some comments down below.

1. I’m Doin Me

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Download: [download id=”83″]

2. Bittersweet

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7. Move On Me

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9. The Thrill Is Gone

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Download: [download id=”84″]

3 1/2 out of 5 Carton’s

-Black Milk

Fresh from the Fridge: Dirty Money featuring Drake- Hurt (single)

I’ve had this single in my “exclusives vault” for a hot sec and it is by far one of my favorite singles. Lost count on how many times I’ve listened to this track and for the longest I thought it was a Drake single with a random singer friend of his. Come to find out it’s an official Dirty Money track off they’re new up and coming album  “Last Train To Paris.”

Puff’s singing is pretty damn decent on this track along with Drake’s harmonizing and bar’s towards the end. Nice beat. Love love love the hook. Super catchy, original, and I can relate to a time in my life where I loved someone more then I loved myself *tear drops* lol Dirty Money’s album is expected to drop in the fall 2010 sometime. Till then enjoy this single before the radio gets a hold of it cause I can guarantee this will be a track that they play out.

[audio: diddydirtymoneydrake-hurt.mp3]

Download: [download id=”67″]

Enjoy the freshness

-Black Milk

Fresh from the Fridge: J. Cole- The Blow Up (mixtape/video)

Whats up Soulified Nation?! Jay-z’s protege and first signed artist to his label Roc Nation is finally above ground in the mainstream limelight with his two singles “Lights Please”  and his most recent single “Who Dat.” So I’m hitting yall with some new J. Cole heat to get you by till his album “Cole World” drops October 26th of this year. Expect production from Kanye West, No I.D., and Pharrell just to name a few.

I’ve been a J.Cole fan ever since he dropped his first mixtape “The Come Up” in 07 and his second “The Warm Up” in 09 which were both solid mixtapes that felt like album’s. The Blow Up, though not an official mixtape made by J. Cole is solid like his past two with great production, lyrics, new material off the upcoming album and unheard past tracks. And one of the most important things to me in a mixtape…no annoying ass DJ’s f’ing up the mixtape with shout outs and plugs. YES! Let’s just hope that his mixtapes aren’t better then his actual album like another certain light skinned mixed rapper who’s name rhymes with Blake. lol

Also check out these 2 dope music videos by director BB Gun. Very simple concept but all around dope the way the camera stays with one continuous shot with all sort’s of ish happening as J walks and spits.


“Simba”

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6PyB9Feu_k

“Who Dat

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o9dXLNuXic&feature=avmsc2

For those that were sleepin on his past two mixtapes I went ahead and made those available for download for you as well. In return just hit me a comment in our new facebook comment feature down below whether its a shout out, thank you, or opinion on the write up.

Download: [download id=”74″]

Download: [download id=”75″]

Enjoy the freshness,

-Black Milk

Fresh from the Fridge: Nicki Minaj – Your Love (single/ video)

Now I’ll be the very first to admit that Nicki Minaj’s voice, prior songs, weird movements, fashion sense, and facial expressions bug the shit out of me. But I am not even mad at her for this track and the video to go with it.

I first heard this track on Power 106’s “New at 2” segment and was immediately hooked. The sample is dope. The beat knock’s. The hook is catchy. Her singing voice is on point (even with the auto tune). And the lyrics have a dope LL Cool J vibe with a female twist. Then MTV puts out the actual video as well as the behind the scenes for it and that was the icing on the cake! For those that don’t know I’m a second degree black belt so the Geisha karate themed theme of the video had me hooked from the start. And to top it off she has an actual martial artist and great actor; Michael Jai White as her leading man. The story line is nice with her being one of his students and falling for him as well.

My 3 complaints about this video:

  1. Kill like 90% of all the flowy artsy silk crap and have an actual Japanese style karate Dojo as well as the outside scenery.
  2. The karate choreography is boo boo.
  3. And for all of us fellow’s she covered ALL of her booty through out the whole damn video! lol

Official Video

Behind the Scenes

I’m going to go ahead and hook all my people up with a few options for this track to download. 3 remixed versions of the track. And Rick Ross’s is by far the best out of the 3. Sean Pauls has to be the worst. He kills the whole track shouting all outta place like Dj Clue. The original track. And the instrumental for those that want to sing/ spit over it or just like the beat and not Nicki Minaj lol

Your Love (original)

[audio: nickiminaj-yourlove-dty.mp3]

Your Love (instrumental)

[audio:nickiminaj-yourlove-instrumental.mp3]

Your Love Rick Ross (remix)

[audio: nickiminajrickross-yourlovermx-dty.mp3]

Your Love Florida (remix)

[audio:nickiminajflorida-yourlovermx-cln.mp3]

Your Love Sean Paul (remix)

[audio:nickiminajseanpaul-yourlovermx-cln.mp3]

Download All Singles:[download id=”73″]

Enjoy the freshness.

-Black Milk


Slum Village- Villa Manifesto (album review/ preview)

Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The new Slum Village album is officially out! Yes!!! This next to the new Dwele album has to be the most anticipated album for me being big fans of both and Detroit music period.

This album is very special to me given the loss of the 2 original member of Slum Village. J Dilla passed in February 2006 from his long fought battle with Lupus. Baatin passed just last year to a still unknown death because the family didn’t want to release it but we do know that he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and struggled with emotional problems. I’d hate to believe that he took his own life because the day of his death he was schedule to perform with Elzhi and T3 in Canada for the Villa Manifesto album but wasn’t able to cross the border due to past legal problems.

Listening to this album I got a ton of mixed emotions. It’s super dope to hear an album after all these years with all the members together but sad to know that 2 of the greats from the group are really gone. Baatin managed to finish majority of the album prior to his death and let me tell yall he gets it in on this one! I think this is one of his greatest pieces of work by far because he spits and sings like I didn’t even know he could. The video below is one of my favorite tracks that Baatin spits/sings called Actin Normal directed by Dwele that didn’t even make this album! Dope video by the way Dwele.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFFkm97jrb0

My only complaint is that he didn’t spit in his second language like he did on prior albums. Though I didn’t understand a word he was saying it sounded dope as all hell! Aside from Baatin’s performance on the album T3 and Elzhi also represent as well on the lyrical tip showing everyone in the states what Detroit music is all about and in my mind the dopest music right now all around, and I was born and raised in Cali and I’m saying this. All around the album is a good piece of work but I expected much more from Slum being that this album is so monumental along with the time it took to put it out. I wanted Fantastic Vol.3 on steroids!

There’s only 12 tracks on the album out of the possible 20 they could had which they’re past masterpiece Fantastic Vol 2 did. And for those that see 13 tracks in the track listing I didnt #8 Dont fight the Feeling featuring Dwele because its an instrumental with Dwele singing a repetitive hook! So much for a super Dwele heater feature like Tainted : o ( Hell there were 6 tracks on the “Villa Manifesto LP” album they put out last year in December (online only) that was supposedly suppose to give us a taste of the real album to come yet none of the tracks on the LP or on the official album. Bad marketing in my mind. I’d of been more satisfied waiting for one solid/ full album. My other complaint about this album is the lack of J Dilla’s presence. He has soooooo many tracks out there that haven’t been heard that only Slum would have access to as well as dope unreleased vocals that weren’t used. I wanted to give this album 5 cartons so bad but can’t with the above said.

01 Bare Witness Ft. Babu
02 Lock It Down
03 Scheming Ft J. Dilla, Posdnuos, and Phife
04 Earl Flinn
05 Faster
06 2000 Beyond Ft. J Dilla
07 Dance Ft. Ab
08 Dont Fight The Feeling Ft. Dwele
09 Um Um Ft. Keys
10 The Set Up
11 The Reunion Pt. 2
12 Where Do We Go From Here Ft. Little Brother
13 We’ll Show You Ft. A

3 1/2 out of 5 Cartons



I left yall with a few of my favorite tracks to listen to from the album as well as the “Actin Normal” single to download that didn’t make the album. R.I.P. J Dilla and Baatin!

Download: [download id=”72″]

#1 Bare Witness featuring Babu

[audio: 01-slum_village-bare_witness_ft._babu-ftd.mp3]

#7 Dance featuring Ab

[audio: 07-slum_village-dance_ft._ab-ftd.mp3]

#9 Um Um featuring Keys

[audio: 09-slum_village-um_um_ft._keys-ftd.mp3]

#11 The Reunion Pt. 2

[audio: 11-slum_village-the_reunion_pt._2-ftd.mp3]

– Black Milk