Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
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On the eve of the 2010-2011 NBA season most fans aren't talking about the season itself but the leagues reigning MVP, Lebron James. A new Nike commercial hit the airwaves today featuring James questioning why we question his decisions. Some believe its just a marketing ploy for the upcoming season while others (like myself) see it as damage control for an image that was tarnished during the off season when Lebron left his hometown team for south beach and the Miami Heat. Either way, its a dope commercial and heightens the anticipation for both the new season and Lebron's quest for redemption. Check it out.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
With that said, Microsoft's newest, and some say last chance at the mobile phone market has definitely earned our seal of approval.
Windows Phone 7 ( or WP7) was originally supposed to be released with the Launch of the Windows 7 Desktop OS two years ago but due to delays in programing got pushed back. If you have had a Windows Mobile phone in the past you wont recognize these at ALL. WP7 is an entirely new build for Windows Mobile devices which means they started from scratch.
They combined the Zune HD with all of the Window's desktop essentials including a complete Microsoft Office mobile Suite and came out with a pretty solid system. WP7 will have all the usual smartphone features such as access to a mobile marketplace (and all you can eat style Zune Pass!),navigation via Bing maps or google, on screen keyboards, etc. I think the most stand out feature will be the access to Xbox Live. Which will allow users to connect with friends, compare achievements, and play mobile versions of your favorite games. This will probably be the closest we come to a hand held Xbox and with the multitude of device manufacturers making both touch screen only-and keyboard WP7 phones, the future of xbox gaming looks bright. Its already launched in Europe and set to launch in November on US shores. So get to your carrier's site and see what phones they have coming your way. It may not be "magical" but it will be capable of some pretty cool tricks regardless.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
If you haven't heard Ski Beatz "24 Hour Karate School" do yourself a favor and give it a listen. Just months after its release, Ski Beatz is gearing up for yet another album. This new record is inspired by the one and only, Miles Davis. A compilation album full of Miles remixes with hip hop artist lending a hand to the vocals. The first record to leak from the album features Nesby Phips over a jazzy, blues-infused melodic track. My favorite song at the moment. So laid back and chill. Groove to this.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
The third studio album by the Foreign Exchange "Authenticity" dropped this week and I must say I am loving the record thus far. Phonte & Nicolay stick with their signature sound and have easily put out another great album. So, in light of the new record today I decided to hit yall with a classic. This is literally one of my favorite songs of all time. Its what I like to call that "clean up the house music". Enjoy!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
If you didn't catch the BET Hip Hop Awards last night Kirin's got your back. There were many highlights (and low lights) but the one that stood out was the G.O.O.D. Music cypher that featured Kanye West, Common, Pusha T, Big Sean, and CyHi Da Prynce. DJ Premier was on the ones & twos. Check it out.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I, like many others, became a really big fan of Curren$y this year. The New Orleans native has been in the game for a while now and is finally getting recognized for his talent. I had a chance to see this guy in concert twice during SXSW this year and he put on a great show.
Fresh off the success of his major label debut "Pilot Talk" Spitta is back with "Pilot Talk 2" due out Nov 16th. Check out "Audio Dope 2" from the forthcoming album.
Friday, October 8, 2010
If this song doesn't put you in a good mood there just might be something wrong with you. The first single from Sleepy Brown's 2006 debut album" Mr. Brown" never broke the top 100 on the Billboard charts but its always been one of my favorite joints. Check out "Margarita" and I guarantee it will put you in good mood. Enjoy!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
A cool shoe is a cool shoe no matter how its constructed. That being said, I never thought I would see a cool shoe made partly with tweed. Nike has proven me wrong by collaborating with Scottish fabric manufacturer Harris Tweed to do just that. The Air Royal is extremely hot in my opinion. Classic, yet innovative and possibly groundbreaking. I wouldn't be surprised to see numerous shoes mimic this model in the months to come. Dope shoe! Do you agree?
Sunday, October 3, 2010
If you didn't catch Kanye West on SNL last night you missed a real treat. Yezzy did his thing as usually in epic fashion. Pusha T made a cameo while the duo performed "Runaway". Kanye also performed "Power" but the infamous SNL diss was absent as a new verse emerged. Check it out.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
N.E.R.D. is one of our favorites bands here at Kirin. The trio recently sat down with Mark Hoppus (of Blink 182) to discuss their new album, the creative process behind the record, and working with Daft Punk on the latest single "Hypnotize U". Pretty cool interview. N.E.R.D. is currently on tour with The Gorillaz. Their new album "Nothing" hits stores November 2nd.
Weekend Jam 2: Kanye West FT. Kid Cudi, John Legend, Pusha T, Ryan Leslie, Lloyd Banks - Christian Dior Denim Flow
I have to show Ye some love this week because even after a song from his actual album was leaked, and he vowed to dead Good Friday's, he still hit us with a banger this week! "Christian Dior Denim Flow" features Kid Cudi, John Legend, Pusha T, Ryan Leslie, and Lloyd Banks? Really? Did Curtis approve this? Either way, the record is hot and Banks was a good fit.