Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (album review/ online listening party by Dj Smoke1)

It’s been 2 years since we heard an album from Yeezy and this time he’s back to rapping! Yay! No more auto tuned singing and crying and 808’s etc etc. So how does it stack up? Well with the help of our very own in house Dj Smoke1 on the 1’s and 2’s and yours truly on the lap top keyboard lol were gonna let cha know before it drop’s on the 22nd of November.

My first impression of the album is seeing alllllllllll of the features that Kanye has and most of them are hella random too me not to mention majority of them are wack as hell and do the tracks no justice. In fact the only features I was feeling were RZA, Jay-Z, John Legend, and Chris Rock who wasn’t even mentioned on the track list but had one of the most memorable not to mention funny features on the album with his comedic “Yeezy Taught Me” insert towards the end of track # 11 Blame Game. And I thought for sure I was going to see a Drake feature. I mean he’s the hottest out right now and he was present with Kanye in Hawaii when they were recording on both they’re albums. West said that Maya Angelou, Gil Scott-Heron and Nina Simone were his musical inspirations for this album which are some pretty heavy figures to site and I just don’t hear it on this one at all. There’s not even a good sampled song which is one major things Kanye is known for.

I think the 2 things that kinda killed it for me with this album aside from Nicki Minaj speaking in a British accent doing spoken word in the intro is that when I first heard Yeezy was putting this album out and it wasn’t going to have auto tuned singing crap that his last one had and that he was going back to what put him on the map I expected to hear the raw hungry innovative genius that he all blessed us with on his first 2 albums with that super dope production and witty lyrics to follow but sadly I got none of that on this album. Second when I listened to the album I found myself skipping tracks because I had all ready heard them or had them with the immense saturation on the radio and leaks on the net so nothing was really new to me. It’s a solid album none the less with a good flow. Whats going to save this album are the visual’s that Kanye paints with the songs cause I give him mad props on that. From the 30 plus minute mini music film I featured in a later post here to his super dope Saturday Night Live performance which were by far thee best in SNL history in my mind down below…

“Power”

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e1B2YMQNlU

“Runaway”

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X81PAlsbXhY&feature=related

Aside from the visual’s I lastly think that Kanye’s infamous rants and outspoken personality is going to get his album sales like the recent naked pictures of him floating around that Playboy turned down for $10,000 or the current Bush beef he has going on where Bush talks about Kanye in his new book in regards to being disgusted when Yeezy pretty much called him a racist live on MTV during the Katrina disaster. After hearing Bush’s view point and explanation on many show appearance’s like Oprah and Today along with Kanye’s apology I have a much better understanding and somewhat side with Bush on it. Especially after Kanye’s Matt Lauer interview…

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

Below you’ll notice 5 different album artwork covers. I’m not sure which one’s we’ll get when they hit stores but I do know the very first one we won’t as it’s been banned for obvious reason’s. Yeezy wasn’t to happy about as he clearly expressed via his twitter stating that back in the 60’s and 70’s they put real nakedness on they’re covers and that banning the cover takes away from his expression and creativity. He lastly went on to say that he said he didn’t make his album cover’s to please retailers like Walmart and Target who pretty much are the main sellers of his album. Smart one Yeezy *shakes head*

1. Dark Fantasy
2. Gorgeous (feat. Kid Cudi & Raekwon)
3. Power
4. All of the Lights (Interlude)
5. All of the Lights
6. Monster (feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver)
7. So Appalled (feat. Jay-Z, Pusha T, Prynce Cy Hi, Swizz Beatz & The RZA)
8. Devil In a New Dress (feat. Rick Ross)
9. Runaway (feat. Pusha T)
10. Hell of a Life
11. Blame Game (feat. John Legend & Pusha T)
12. Lost In the World
13. Who Will Survive In America

Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy presented by Dj Smoke1…

[audio:kanya west album mix final.mp3]

31/2  out of 5 Cartons


-Black Milk

Cee Lo Green- Lady Killer (album review/ online listening party by Dj Smoke1))

Finally after playing the ish outta his single “Fuck You” I got my hands on the highly anticipated 3rd solo studio album by Cee Lo Green which drops November 9th, 2010 and you know I had to send it to our Dj Smoke1 to mix up for your listening pleasure.

Listening to the whole album it’s almost hard to believe this was recorded in 2010 because it has a very soulful Motown vintage feel from the many ways Cee Lo sings to the production arrangements that back his vocals. I sent the album over to my boy Shawn Harrison of the hit tv show Family Matters to get his thoughts on it and he even liked the album which is a pretty good compliment being that he’s not a Cee Lo fan and pretty much hate’s most the artist I love. lol My favorite song by far on the album aside from the hit single “Fuck You” has to be #10 “Fool For You.” The beat has a dope Earth Wind and Fire funk sound about it and Cee Lo’s singing style in this one is nuts the way he transitions from an in your face head sway style to convince everyone why he’s a fool for the woman he’s singing about to the smooth out crooner style when the hook comes to my favorite part via the way he sings the “YOU!” parts. This one has definitely been on repeat. Something I noticed that the version of #8 I Want You is totally different then the one I featured awhile ago. All the lyrics are the same he just sings them way different more at a slower tempo and the production to match. I def like the other version a lot better. Also his rendition of  Georgia didn’t make the album that I featured here as well which makes no sense to me because that single is dope and totally reps the place where he comes from. Oh well you can download them both at that “here” and add them to the album when you purchase it.

I highly suggest picking this album up on the 9th if you want some “instant vintage” and to hear Cee Lo in a way and style like you’ve never really heard. Dude is mad talented and has come a long way since his hip hop group Goodie Mob.

1. The Lady Killer Theme (Intro)
2. Bright Lights Bigger City
3. Fuck You
4. Wildflower
5. Bodies
6. Love Gun Ft. Lauren Bennett
7. Satisfied
8. I Want You
9. Cry Baby
10. Fool For You Ft. Philip Bailey
11. It’s OK
12. Old Fashioned 13. No One’s Gonna Love You
14. The Lady Killer Theme (Outro)

Cee Lo Green- Lady Killer Presented by Dj Smoke1…

[audio:C lo album mix final.mp3]

Download: Fuck You

10. Fool For You Ft. Philip Bailey

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Download: [download id=”141″]

4 out of 5 Cartons

-Black Milk

Kanye West- Runaway (full length film)

I finally got a chance to check out Kanyeezy’s long-form music film “Runaway” that premiered both on MTV and BET last Saturday. For those that got a chance to check it out on one of the networks I heard it wasn’t such a good experience because the networks interrupted the film on a number of occasions with commercial. If only I could hear how Kanye felt about that one cause this is def one of those films that has to flow all the way through to truly appreciate and understand.

I was pleasantly surprised by Kanye’s work cause I honestly didn’t know what to expect. The film is visually appealing with beautiful colors, effects, and a nice story line about a Phoenix that crashes down to earth in front of Kanye played by thee super gorgeous Selita Ebanks. And man let me tell yall! Her costume in this film is nuts! I swear through out the whole film I was hoping a feather or two would fall off. lol You’ll see what I mean. Anyways she pretty much falls in front of Kanyes car on the highway in the woods and he nurses her back to health, shows her our world, and falls for her in a nutshell.

What I really liked about this film is that it gives you a sneak peak of 9 songs from Yeezy’s forthcoming album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” with dope visual’s to go with each song as if the film has 9 mini videos. The whole film is suppose to be a metaphor for how Kanye feels he is different along with his music and how society views him and doesn’t understand him. It’s all around a dope film directed by Kanye and written by Hype William. Sounds like it should be the other way around huh? I’m sure Hype had his major hand in this film aside from writing it.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg5wkZ-dJXA&feature=branded

Enjoy the film and let me know what you think about it below in the comments.

-Black Milk

Bruno Mars- Doo Wop and Hooligans (album review/ online listening party by Dj Smoke1)

I’ve had my hands on Bruno’s new album for a hot sec and thought I’d have our very own Dj Smoke1 bless you all with an early listen of the album before it drops this Tuesday October 5th, 2010.

For those expecting the Bruno Mars that you’ve heard on the 2 dope feature’s he blessed on the vocal/ production tip for B.O.B and Travie McCoy I wanna let you know right now none of that is really on this album. Bruno is definitely showcasing the real him on this album as well as his versatility through all kinds of different genre’s of music like the obvious doo-wop, r&b, pop, reggae, soul, and some island acoustic like you’ve heard on Travis McCoy’s “Billionaire” song.

I’ll be honest, when I first listened to this album I wasn’t really feeling it because again I was expecting the catchy hook, up tempo production I heard on the feature’s he had done prior. After a few more listen’s of the album and Smoke1’s mix some more the album started to grow on me. It’s definitely something a little different then what your typically use to hearing and I dig that Bruno stayed true to himself and went that route. I wish the album would have had more the 12 tracks because again I can’t stand when an artist doesn’t feel that bad boy all the way up and give fans they’re monies worth but you can expect a different track out of each of the 12 that sound nothing the same. I recommend this album to all the true Bruno Mars fans and for those that want something different to listen to with some substance and versatility cause it’s worth the $9.99. For more information on Bruno, the album, the music video and some exclusive download’s from the album check out my past preview post.


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

Buno Mars- Doo-Wop and Hooligans presented by Dj Smoke1

[audio:Bruno Mar Mix final.mp3]

Enjoy the party and make sure to leave me your thoughts down below.

3 1/2 out of 5 Cartons


-Black Milk

Faith Evans – Something About Faith (review/online listening party by DJ Smoke1)

Faith Evans is bizzack! And I gotta say…”It’s about damn time!” Almost 6 year’s have gone by since she put out an album.  For all those that are pissed about that blame Puffy’s sorry ass, for never keeping his artist happy and hot. Man, I’d hate to be signed to Bad Boy. lol

Something About Faith will be her 6th studio album and very independent release since peacing out from Bad Boy and her short lived engagement with Capitol Records.  Though I’m not feeling the album artwork with that funky ass outfit and little ass hat.  Faith is one of the most beautiful females ever and those black and white back pictures aren’t doing her any justice. I can say, that I’m feeling the track list behind the album work though. 17 tracks to be exact! Thank you Faith for actually filling up the whole album and thinking about the fan’s and they’re monies worth. My home girl Wyldeflowher was just chopping it up about artists short changing the fans with short ass 10 track albums, when a CD can store way more media. The truth behind that is that a lot of artist are only putting the amount of tracks on that they’re album that they’re getting paid for.  In my mind that’s stupid, because touring is where the money is and if your fans aren’t happy with a 10 track album your touring is gonna be boo boo.

Anywaaaaays, I summoned our official Dj Smoke1 to do what he does, and mix up the whole album for your listening pleasures right here right now before the album drops this Tuesday October 5th, 2010 aka my sister’s birthday! Whoop whoop! Though I’m not a huge fan of Faith’s music I can say that this is a really good solid album. You can definitely tell Faith went all out on this one to make it up to her true fans for being gone so long.  By again giving you a full album of tracks that are all versatile, great content, nice production, and some surprising yet dope feature’s like Snoop Dog, Raekwon, Redman, Lil Mo, and Kelly Price just to name the shockers. lol

Love the video to her first single “Gone All Ready.” It’s just her, the piano man, and some mimes and works well. I love how the mimes express the feeling of the words Faith is singing through theyre body language. And its a very deep song for those that listen to the content.

“Gone All Ready”

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub3JG7LHxlE&feature=related

1. Something About Faith Intro
2. I Still
3. Way You Move F/ Snoop Dogg
4. Real Things
5. Worth It
6. Gone Already
7. Party F/Redman
8. Right Here
9. Your Lover
10. Can t Stay Away F/ Keyshia Cole
11. Sunshine
12. Everyday Struggle F/ Raekwon
13. The Love In Me
14. Change
15. Troubled World F/ Kelly Price & Jessica Reedy
16. Troubled World Pt.2 F/ Lil Mo & Estelle
17. Baby Lay


Faith Evans- All About Faith Presented by Dj Smoke1

[audio: faith evans.mp3]

6. Gone Already

Download: [download id=”131″]

7. Party F/Redman

Download: [download id=”132″]

4 out of 5 Cartons


-Black Milk

Fresh from the Fridge: The Floacist feat Musiq- Forever/ Spoken Soul Vol 1 (single / mixtape)

She’s baaaaald. Oppps! I mean baaaaaack. lol Natalie “The Floacist” Stewart has a new single out feat one of my favorite singer of all time Musiq that will be off her highly anticipated debut album entitled “Floetic Soul.”

Floacist spoke a little bit about the album saying “My approach to the manifestation of Floetic Soul, has simply been to get out of the way and go beyond my comfort zone, making sure to challenge any limitations that I may have placed on myself over time” She actually record 16 songs in 12 days! Girls a beast in the studio! She plans to show off her many talents on the album as a composer, singer, poet, lyricist, and producer. Expect some pretty dope features as well in Musiq Soulchild, Raheem DeVaughn, rapper MC Lyte, singer Lalah Hathaway and producers JR Hutson (Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild).

I have no idea when her album is set to drop because she doesn’t even know as it’s no where on her personal pages or site. I do know how ever that it’ll probably drop before Marsha’s being that The Floacist isn’t signed with Dr. Dre and wack ass Aftermath that’s known for shelving/ sleeping on all they’re artist. Dude’s damn there worst then Puffy with his label. lol I’ll def keep all yall posted though as soon as I find out more detailage. Till then enjoy the single as well as a little album she put out with spoken word.





1. The Floacist feat Josh and Kissi B.- Life in 3D
2. Archie the Messenger feat Brandon Moultrie and Kiss B.- The Dreamer
3. 13 of Nazareth feat Brandon Moultrie and Kissi B.- The Abyss
4. David “Native Son” Ross feat Kissi B.- Falling: The Poet
5. The Floacist feat Brandon Moultrie- Perfect

Forever feat Musiq

[audio: Natalie-Forever-Musiq.mp3]

Download: [download id=”125″]

Spoken Soul Volume 1

1. The Floacist feat Josh and Kissi B.- Life in 3D

[audio: The Floacist – THE FLOACIST PRESENTS…Spoken Soul – 01 Life in 3D.mp3]

2. Archie the Messenger feat Brandon Moultrie and Kiss B.- The Dreamer

[audio: The Floacist – THE FLOACIST PRESENTS…Spoken Soul – 02 The Dreamer.mp3]

3. 13 of Nazareth feat Brandon Moultrie and Kissi B.- The Abyss

[audio: The Floacist – THE FLOACIST PRESENTS…Spoken Soul – 03 The Abyss.mp3]
4. David “Native Son” Ross feat Kissi B.- Falling: The Poet

[audio: The Floacist – THE FLOACIST PRESENTS…Spoken Soul – 04 Falling- The Poet.mp3]
5. The Floacist feat Brandon Moultrie- Perfect

[audio: The Floacist – THE FLOACIST PRESENTS…Spoken Soul – 05 Perfect.mp3]

Download: [download id=”126″]

Enjoy the freshness…

-Black Milk

P.S. Am I the only one that liked her better when she had braids and some meat on her bones? I’m just sayin lol

Jeremih – All About You (album review/ video/ online listening party by DJ Smoke1)

Mr. Birthday Sex is back with his second album “All About You”.  Soulified now has an official DJ, by the name of DJ Smoke1 .  He will bless your ears with a dope mix of the full album for your listening pleasure, in our very first online listening party before the album drops September 28th, 2010.

Got a chance to listen to the album over the weekend and I can safely say that this one will be added to my ” freak um” list. lol This is a straight baby makin album right here, ya’ll.  In my case and most others out there a “practice making babies” album.  hahaha This was somewhat expected with his hit single “Birthday Sex” on his last album, but it’s a refreshing piece of work. None the less,  every track has a different feel and taste. You can tell Jeremih has def grown and matured as an artist on this one. You get the grown and sexy tracks and even a few good love ballads like Holding On and Love Don’t Change. Another breath of fresh of air on the album is the single “Broken Down”, where Jeremih hits us with a blues style track. It’s about a past bad situation, he was in and he showcase’s his true untouched vocals.

The lead single “I Like” was def a good choice because it’s one of my favorite tracks.  Luda murders it with his bars at the end.  The video is simple and has been done before (on a rented yacht with the homie and video vixen’s drinking bub) but it works for the song.  The eye candy picked totally makes me ignore the unoriginality. The back arch shot during Luda’s part in the jacuzzi OMG! LOL Can’t help but hate a little and wish I was there with the 2 to even the odds. lol Ok ok back to the album. Make sure yall cop it when it drops.  It’s worth the $9.99

“I Like feat Ludacris”

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPCM4StTL4s&ob=av2e

01.   All About You
02. Xs And Os
03. Dawn On Me (Feat. 50 Cent)
04. Take Off
05. I Like (Feat. Ludacris)
06. Waiter (The 5 Senses)
07. Broken Down
08. Holding On
09. Wanna Get Up
10. Sleepers
11. Love Don’t Change

DJ Smoke1 Presents… Jeremih- All About You

[audio:Jeremih Mixtape final kut.mp3]

Download: [download id=”123″]

DJ Smoke1: [email protected]

3 out of 5 Cartons



-Black Milk

Fresh from the Fridge: Ronald Isley feat Lauryn Hill- Close To You (single)

You know you got mad juice when you can get Lauryn Hill featured on a track these days and Mr. Bigs does just that with this classic cover of Burt Bacharach’s tender ballad “(They Long to Be) Close to You.” I’ve got this bad boy on repeat right now! Super hot take on the cover and one hell of a colab.

Expect to see this track on Ronald’s upcoming album Mr. I (due Nov. 30).

[audio: ronisleylaurynhill-closetoyou-clean.mp3]

Download: [download id=”122″]

Enjoy the freshness…

-Black Milk

Lil Wayne- I’m Not A Human Being EP (album preview)

Being locked up in jail hasn’t slowed Lil Wayne down at all! Dude has released just as many music videos, freestyles and guest features during his stay at Ryker’s Island then he ever has. Wayne’s manager compiled I’m Not a Human Being, an EP of all new material set to be released for download on Wayne’s birthday (Sep 27th). The album is pretty much being put out as an appetizer for fan’s till the main course in Tha Carter 4, Wayne’s next studio album which will be released the day he gets out.

The album is all around dope even if the lyrics are old prior to Weezy getting locked up. The production is nice as well as the features. Def pick this one up yall. Also expect a physical release to follow the downloadable version October 12th.

Wayne managed to have a video made of “Single” before he got locked away which is pretty dope and just a majority of raw recordings put together.

“I’m Single”

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjV7krmYobI

1. Gonorrhea feat. Drake
2. Hold Up feat. T-Streets
3. With You feat. Drake
4. I Am Not a Human Being
5. I’m Single feat. Drake
6. What’s Wrong With Them feat. Nicki Minaj
7. Right Above It feat. Drake
8. Popular feat. Lil Twist
9. That Ain’t Me feat. Jay Sean
10. Bill Gates


1. Gonorrhea feat. Drake

[audio: 01- Lil Wayne – Gonorrhea Feat. Drake.mp3]

Download: [download id=”119″]

2. Hold Up feat. T-Streets (snippet)

[audio: Lil Wayne – Hold Up.mp3]

3. With You feat. Drake (snippet)

[audio: Lil’ Wayne – With You.mp3]

4. I Am Not a Human Being

[audio: lilwayne-imnotahumanbeing-dty.mp3]

Download: [download id=”117″]

5. I’m Single

[audio: Lil Wayne – Im Single.mp3]

Download: [download id=”120″]

6. What’s Wrong With Them feat. Nicki Minaj (snippet)

[audio: Lil’ Wayne – What’s Wrong With Them.mp3]

7. Right Above It feat. Drake

[audio: Lil Wayne feat Drake – Right Above It.mp3]

Download: [download id=”121″]

8. Popular feat. Lil Twist (snippet)

[audio: Lil’ Wayne – Popular.mp3]

9. That Ain’t Me feat. Jay Sean (snippet)

[audio: Lil’ Wayne – That Ain’t Me.mp3]

10. Bill Gates (snippet)

[audio: Lil’ Wayne – Bill Gates.mp3]

4 out of 5 Cartons


-Black Milk


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”

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Zk1R8XrqaM&p=13DA3DEFA2450E49&playnext=1&index=32

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

[audio:02-donell_jones-your_place.mp3]

03. Love Like This

[audio: 03-donell_jones-love_like_this.mp3]

Download: [download id=”107″]

05. Back Door

[audio: 05-donell_jones-back_door.mp3]

08. Stripclub Ft. Yung Joc

[audio:08-donell_jones-stripclub_ft._yung_joc.mp3]

10. You Can Burn

[audio: 10-donell_jones-you_can_burn.mp3]

11. The Finer Things In Life

[audio: file:11-donell_jones-the_finer_things_in_life.mp3]

1/2 a Carton out of 5



-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

[audio:brunomars-justthewayyouare-cln.mp3]

Download: [download id=”102″]

Just The Way You Are feat Lupe Fiasco (remix)

[audio:brunomarslupefiasco-justthewayyouare-clean.mp3]

Download: [download id=”114″]

7. Talking To The Moon

[audio:07.Talking To The Moon.mp3]

8.    Liquor Store Blues feat Damian Marley

[audio:brunomarsdamianmarley-liquorstoreblues-clean).mp3]

9.    Count On Me

[audio:09.Count On Me.mp3]


-Black Milk


Fresh from the Fridge: Ray-J feat Ludacris- Celebration (single)

Brandy’s brother oppps! I mean Ray-J has a new single out and it’s actually pretty decent for Ray-J. To those that have seen his show with his sister on VHS you’ll recognize this track from the studio session’s he had with producer Darkchild. Ludacris’s feature is not what I expected it to be because he always comes correct on features. But who knows maybe Ray-J had a budget for the feature and Luda gave him his money’s worth. lol Ray-J’s new album “Raydiation 2” is schedule for release sometime this summer but it more then likely got pushed back.

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Enjoy the freshness.

-Black Milk

Trey Songz- Passion, Pain, and Pleasure (album sneak peek)

Awwwwyuuuup! Halfy Monday Soulifiedian’s!  Thought I’d give you a little taste test of what’s to come on Trey’s fourth studio album, Passion, Pain & Pleasure, which will be released on September 14, 2010. Trey has stated that the album will be his most personal to date. The first single off the album is Bottoms Up as some of you may have heard it on the radio and if not that’s because it’s a wack single and the radio station in your area feels the same way. The beat and the concept around the song just doesn’t do it for me. Nicki Minaj doesn’t even do the song any justice although her ass does in the video lol But hell that’s expected.

“Bottoms Up” feat Nicki Minaj

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

I’m feeling this single/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 (leaked video)

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

Taking a look down below I’m not feeling the album art work at all. That ole rainy window technique is old as fuck. He’s literally behind plexi glass while an assistant sprays water on in it. And what the hell does it have to do with the title of his album Passion, Pain, & Pleasure? Does he have a passion for rain and it pains him that he can’t go out in it and pleasure himself? Come on Trey! lol With 17 tracks on the album Trey is def giving his fan’s they’re moneys worth if the other song’s are up to par. Only one feature on the album which is a shocker to me because I thought for sure Drake would show up some where on his album though Trey didn’t show up on his new one. Things that make you go Hmmmmm? I’m blessing yall with another single off the album called “Love Face” which is pretty self explanatory. It’s a nice, slow, baby making cut to add to “Getting Drawls” mix. lol

1. Here We Go Again (Interlude)
2. Love Faces
3. Massage
4. Alone
5. Bottom’s Up (feat. Nicki Minaj)
6. Pain (Interlude)
7. Can’t Be Friends
8. Pleas Return My Call
9. Made To Be Together
10. Pleasure (Interlude)
11. Red Lipstick
12. Doorbell
13. Passion (Interlude)
14. Unfortunate
15. I Like Dat (Freak Freaky Dance)
16. Blind
17. You Just Need Me

2. Love Faces

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4. Alone

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5. Bottom’s Up (feat. Nicki Minaj)

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Download: [download id=”94″]

7. Can’t Be Friends

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Download: [download id=”95″]

17.You Just Need Me

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Let me know what you think about the singles and everything else down below.

-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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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

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

-Black Milk