Archive for May 2012
Rocksmith is hitting the Summer months in heavy way. The iconic fashion label headed out to LA to shoot the visuals and enlisted the help of Columbia Record artist T. Mills to show off the bright and graphically bold collection.
Thats right folks, you are reading that correctly. In preperation for the release of one of the most anticipated movies in 2012, Nokia is unleashing a limited edition Batman "The Dark Knight Rises" Lumia 900 Windows phone. The phone comes in a matte black finish with the Dark Knight's logo on the back. It also comes with a Dark Knight Rises app and the game "Claim Goth City."
The phone drops on June 1st (tomorrow) is limted to 900 units. You can pre-order your's now via Phones4U.
So lets say you're a super famous hip hop artist and you just love to talk about how much you can make it rain and pop bottles and stack paper and any other vanity topic you can think of. How do you let the world know? You post it on Twitter of course. Then, to your surprise, you get a reality gut check to remind you while yes you have a lot of money, there's always someone who has much much more. This folks, just happened between Drizzy Drake and Texas oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens.
You see Drake was somewhere bored and decided to let the rest of us peons know how "hard it is to make your first million." Then, with out skipping a beat, T. Boone Pickens (who is so rich it seems fake) quickly let Drake know that he should sit down and shut up until he hits the Billion mark. Yeah, that's Billion with a B like "Before you gloat make sure someone who has more money and bigger balls isn't in the room." Drake took the jab like a man and ceased all monetary conversation. You gotta love Twitter.
Ok T. Boone, you can let go now. I'll keep my cockey remarks to a minimum when you're around.
We went from Twitter words exchanged to venting over the radio and now visual response to 1 record. Check out what Pete Rock had to say in a sit down with Sway and MTV in response to the recent interview by Lupe on Shade 45 radio.
"At that point, my emotions were working — I'm still thinking about Heavy D and
Troy is a dear friend to me, and my emotions got the best of me, and I expressed
myself on Twitter. It wasn’t my intention to hurt Lupe’s career or his
producer’s career," he said, explaining that he agreed to let the beat be reused
as long as he was involved with his project. “I thought from that point I would
be involved with Lupe and being in the studio, tweaking the beat, but I never
heard from the record label, and then I turn on the radio, and hear it on the
I first introduced my liking to Ellie a few days ago with her viral radio smash "Lights." Apparently this young lady has been topping charts for a few years now and I was a tad late to the show. Well, I will be late no more!! Check out this new track Ellie dropped featuring a cover of The Weeknd's "High For This" off House of Balloons. Ellie even enlisted Xaphoon Jones for production to give this a sound dark enough to be compared to the original but slightly brighter to fit Ellie's style. All around dope. Im sure Abel Tesfaye would approve.
Download: Ellie Goulding - "High For This" (The Weeknd Cover)
(Spotted @ Neon Gold)
Not a bad set of visuals but I would be lying if I said I didn't expect more. Oh well, you can't please all of the people all of the time.
Ok, Drake is my dude and I'm not trying to throw shots but this sh*t is hilarious! hahaha. OVOXO lmao.
New music from Brisbane band Cub Scouts. Perfect music for dropping the top (assuming you have a convertible. If not, just roll down your windows) and taking a long drive to unwind.
Download: Cub Scouts - "Do You Hear"
New music from Sound FX featuring a red cup full of syrup mix of Mike Jones "Still Tipping" and A$AP Rocky's "Purple Swag." I'm tipsy just from listening to this.
Listen: Sound FX - "Still Tip"
New visuals from Kid Ink. From the title of the track I'm going to go out on a limb and assume he doesn't give a f*ck.
Ahhh yes, the beauty of Twitter. My boy Kydd sent me a tweet last night with a link to this new video from Max Frost with Kydd on the feature. Kydd is a trust worth source so of course I had to check it out. Yo, this joint is pretty sick. I love the soulful feel Max delivers and the beat is so dope. It doesn't hurt that the visuals are high quality too. Press play, enjoy and treat your dry cleaners with respect.
Looks like the XXL Freshman has set a date for his debut album. So go grab your calendar....go ahead and grab it I'll wait (*Jeopardy music playing). Ok got it? Now mark off June 12th. That's it. The artwork is above and June 12th is the date. We like to keep some things short and sweet here.
You want to impress/piss-off your co-workers at the water cooler? Tell 'em you just bought one of these babies. And make sure you mention there are only 5 made at $252,000 a pop. That'll get Bob in accounting to prioritize your expense reports.
This video dropped a few days ago and I completely forgot to post it. Off their upcoming album Living Things (which I hope is better than A Thousand Suns) "Burn It Down" delivers a sound that I remember when LP first hit the scene. We even get a small hip hop verse from Mike Shinoda. Living Things hits shelves June 26th.
Wayne just dropped a lack luster track responding to Pusha and while performing in DC Drizzy decided to let his voice be heard.
"If you was doing 16s when I was 16 and your sh*t still flopped and you switched teams, don't talk to me my n*gga"
All of these subliminal shots are making my head hurt. Either engage in an epic hip hop battle on wax or everyone just needs to shut the hell up. Anyone disagree?
(Spotted @ Vibe)
New visuals from Nas off his upcoming album Life is Good. Funny how I don't hear this track played on the radio as much as "Bees in the Trap." SMH.
Wow...this is a um...not a very good diss track.
Listen: Lil Wayne - "Goulish" (Pusha T Diss)
The last 4 years of running SUPERXOFFICIAL have been a blast!! That's why I'm proud and excited to announce the launch of my newest project ONCE NOTHING.
Anyone who knows me will tell you that I'm an artist and designer at heart. While I love delivering the who's who and what's what in music, I always find my self in awe over new designs and creative art projects. This is where ONCE NOTHING comes in. The site will serve as a place to view creative and contemporary art and design projects from around the world! I'm really excited about this new venture and I hope all my viewers here at SUPERXOFFICIAL will enjoy the new site as well.
ONCE NOTHING is actively up and running at www.wewerenothing.com. This is still in the early stages so I need your help to spread the word.
Thank you all again for your support all these years and trust me when I say that SUPERXOFFICIAL and ONCE NOTHING are just the beginning!
I cant front, this song has grown on me. Now we get a set of visuals for the remix featuring half a dollar. TRUUUU!!
Do not spread false reports. Do not help a wicked man by being a malicious witness. - Exodus 23:1
Wether or not this is a shot at Drake or Weezy or even The Weeknd, the track is hard as fu*k. IF in fact it is a shot at YMCMB, Im courious to hear what the reply will be. Until then, this is on repeat for the next for days.
Listen: Pusha-T - "Exodus 23:1"
Pusha-T Exodus 23:1 by pusha-t
Update: Whelp, that didnt take long. Looks like Weezy took to Twitter to express his love and affection for the track.
Fuk pusha t and anybody that love em
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) May 24, 2012
A few days ago I announced Lupe was dropping a new single off his upcoming "Food & Liquor II" album. Well, neither I or Lupe are one's to disappoint. This fits right in Lupe's lane and is a polished sound of the first "Food & Liquor" album. So for your listening pleasure, press plan and listen to the new track "Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free)" which samples the classic Pete Rock "T.R.O.Y."
Update: Whelp, it looks like Pete Rock isn't impressed.
I’m not flattered @ all. Dat shit is wack, and the producer should be ashamed of his fuckin self. Smh
— TheRealPeteRock (@PeteRock) May 21, 2012
I'm expanding and branching out beyond SXO. Stay tuned for new surprises to come in the next few weeks!!!
A one time partner and long time friend hit me up with some new music from his latest artist Gechie Black. Gechie hails from Alabama and has a gritty flow. Ok...you know what, I know what you're thinking. Alabama? But trust me, this track is pretty dope. So for the first (but not the last) time on SXO, I give you Gechie Black.
Download: Gechie Black - "Stunting"
Lupe drops the artwork for his single "Arond My Way (Freedom Ain't Free)" which is said to be off his upcoming double disc "Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap". The single art features a bar code in the image of an American Flag which leads me to believe we won't hear Trey Songz on this one. The track drops on May 22nd.
Something new from TIP. Nothing earth shattering but its still a dope T.I. track. Will it win over the radio stations? Probably not, but hey I could be wrong. Thoughts?
Listen: T.I. - "Like That"
Ross is the smoothest fat guy Ive ever seen. In a day where every other rapper is either "sticking" or "licking" something on a track, Rozay (with the help of Usher) keeps cool and simple. Check out the latest single from his upcoming God Forgives, I Don't which drops July 31st.
Listen: Rick Ross feat. Usher - "Touch 'N You"
If you stop by the SXO house on a regular basis then you know Im fan of mash-ups. Those mash-ups are a funny thing, they are. Some people pull them off really well like a tall blond with nice legs in a short mini skirt. Then in walks the others. The ones who think they can pull it off but instead look like a chunky girl in low rise jeans. (cringe). Well I assure you these 2 Jigga mash-ups are walking in the arms of the tall blond.
The first track features Jay and his boo boo's "03 Bonnie & Clyde" over Passion Pit's latest track "Take A Walk" and mixed by wait what. The second ear candy features Jay's "Say Hello" combined with a rare Beatles accapella of "Because" and...T-Pain's "Booty Work"?!? You have to hear to believe it. Enjoy the remixes and thank me later!
(Spotted @ P&P)
Jay-Z x Beyonce x Passion Pit - "'Take a Walk with Bonnie & Clyde"
Jay-Z x The Beatles x T-Pain - "Say Hello"
Apparently this track is a few months old but I just came across it the other day. Since then, I cant stop playing the damn thing! The beats, lyrics, flashing lights...its all hypnotizing. Sometimes I just sit and stare at the video drooling. Well, no not really but the track does get you hooked. I actually did a search and there's a million remixes to this joint, but this is the best by far. Check it out.
I just came back from watching The Avengers movie (which was amaaaazing BTW) and spotted this video in my inbox. I remember Mr. McKnight talking about this track a few weeks ago but this video is...well, how can I say this...ok, how about in a way Future would put it; Funny and Embarrassing at the same damn time! I honestly hope this isnt serious on Brian's part. I mean a vagina puppet and girls graduating from "Snatch Academy"? And is it just me or does one of the "graduates" look confused? What are you doing to these women Brain!!
Long time SXO favorite, Phresy, is back with a new label deal and a new track. Im dumb excited about this joint because it features B-more/ Bad Boy's own LOS. Producer Nylez murdered the beat w/ Phreshy & LOS laying the track to rest. #SICK
Download: Phreshy Duzit feat. LOS - "Watch Me"
2 Chainz x Drake. Nothing to write home to your mom about, but Im sure the radio stations will do it justice. Look out for Boobie Boy's debut album "Based On A T.R.U. Story" which hits shelves August 14th.
Listen: 2 Chainz feat. Drake - "No Lie"
I thought G.O.O.D. Music Friday's had come back after Ye's last release, but this joint dropped on Tuesday. *Shrugs. I guess when you have this type of line up you can drop new music whenever you damn well please. There's been mixed reviews on this but I actually like it...a lot. Catchy ass hook too. Probably could fit a whole rack of things in there that I Dont Like.
Listen: Kanye West, Cheif Keef, Pusha T, Jadakiss & Big Sean - "I Don't Like" (Remix)