February 2012

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2012 XXL Freshmen Revealed, + 13 Artists They Missed

XXL Magazine revealed their freshmen list for 2012, and although I didn’t think it was possible, it seems as though they missed more artists with this list than in years before… First and foremost let me say congratulations to those that did make it: Danny Brown, Machine Gun Kelly, Hopsin, Macklemore, Kid Ink, Don Trip, Future, Iggy Azalea, Roscoe Dash, and French Montana. Unfortunately, I don’t believe that a majority of those artists deserved to make the list, but I knew this list would be bullsh*t from the get go

WZRD [Kid Cudi + Dot Da Genius] Cover Complex

Kid Cudi has gotten his fair share of Complex covers, prior to or post an album. This time, he graces the cover of Complex with Dot Da Genius as promo for his album WZRD. “Yeah. It’s tough for me to talk about love on records. I’ve never been that type of artist. It’s like, I have no love songs at all. I kind of took a whole other route with my music. This is just something that I was inspired to write. I felt like, if I was going to talk about it, this was a good first shot at expressing myself, and how I feel about this person. Just like how I was saying I want to do a song singing to my daughter. I know it’s going to take forever, because I want to make the right song. If I’m going to make a song for my…

Exclusive Audio: Special by Bei Maejor + Official Upscale EP Artwork

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As Bei Maejor readies for the release of his innovative Upsacle EP on the 29th, he has unleashed just one more track from the cradle, “Special”. Bei takes a seeming laid-back melody, adds an up-tempo kick with pop glare; definitely a style all his own. The track was made sweeter with a shout out to a budding love, like Blue Ivy. “Special” is definitely a ‘feel good’ song, and just one of many original songs you’ll love from the forthcoming project. Download: Special by Bei Maejor

Pusha T Schools Some Anonymous Rapper

Here I was just minding my own business, and low and behold Pusha T was schooling some anonymous rapper via twitter. Thank God he didn’t @ dude via twitter, because there would be no redemption from that. Peep what he had to say: “If your music was good, I’d work with u. Its really not good, I promise u its not. We like new talent…from everywhere. I’m really serious. I’m gonna help u. 1st, change your name. 2nd, put out music with virals so u can have an identity. I want u to make it, but honestly u never will. I promise u won’t. U have the wrong attitude…u should listen to me my son…I’ll guide u. I don’t wanna laugh at u, I wanna help u…but u have to find your talent first. U have none…but u can grow it if u practice. Try my son. I’ve been…

Gear: Gourmet Footwear’s Dignan Microdot

My favorite shoemakers are back at it again… Gourmet Footwear has taken one of my favorite shoes (the Dignan) based off of the creation story, and elevated it’s style to another level by adding microdots. With the launch of the Dignan last season we new the color opportunity would be limitless. The nylon bag, either solid, printed, whatever. We are offering it for Spring 12 in a micro dot pattern reminiscent of early 90′s print applications and birdseye stitch pattern influence. The Dignan for Spring 12 in Black and White micro dot. This kick is nicely priced at $100 bucks and is now available for purchase at GourmetFootwear.com