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#musicmonday: “… you can’t escape the history that you was meant to make …”

Posted in 104, awesomeness, bad ideas, celebrities, entertainment, music, musicmonday on April 25th, 2011 by Hannibal Tabu
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WHAT IS #MUSICMONDAY?

Every week, I post a lot of links to free music you can download. Why? Why the hell not? I’m not hosting the links, I didn’t upload ‘em, I have no legal liability and I’m helping promote the artists. Essentially, I’m a g******ed hero! Enjoy!

Sometimes I rant about musical stuff — that goes at the end. The music is divided into three categories …

I’VE HEARD IT AND IT’S WORTH A LISTEN

  • Super R&B Hits Vol. 2 [LINK]
  • Glee Cast, “I Fell Pretty/UnPretty” (Rachel/Quinn Duet) [LINK]
  • Glee “A Night Of Neglect” I-Tunes Rip Songs [LINK]
  • Only since this writer got to see it live: VIDEO (no download, but you can always audio capture) of Prince and Alicia Keys performing “How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore” at the Forum in Inglewood, CA. It’s okay to be jealous. It’s natural.

I SUSPECT THIS IS WORTH HEARING, BUT I’M TOO BUSY TO HAVE LISTENED TO IT

  • Direct MP3 download, courtesy of Walasia Noor El Shabazz and Clear Label Records: “Soul of The City” by Esinchill feat. Dave Hollister
  • Also from Clear Label Records, here’s the instrumental for “Heart & Soul” by Baby Jaymes. First hit’s free, the rest …
  • Von Pea (of Tanya Morgan), Grand(er) Vonye (Mixtape) [LINK]
  • “This Is Dedicated To You” (a Nate Dogg tribute) by Warren G [LINK]
  • Statik Selektah & Lord Sear, Open Bar Classics Vol. 1: The 80’s (Mixtape)[LINK]
  • StartYourOwnRebellion, “Let It Go” feat. J. Cole[LINK]
  • “Closer” by Joe [LINK]
  • Consequence, “Last Supper” (prod. Lee Bannon) [LINK]
  • The Beastie Boys, “Say It” [LINK]
  • Kevin McCall, “Touch Yourself” [LINK]
  • Mixtape: Fabolous, The Soul Tape [LINK]
  • Glee Cast, “As If We Never Said Goodbye” [LINK]
  • Glee Cast, “I’ve Gotta Be Me” [LINK]
  • Glee Cast, “Born This Way” [LINK]
  • STS ft. Joell Ortiz, “The People” (Remix) [LINK]
  • Pitch Slapped, EP (a capella) [LINK]
  • Atmosphere, “Which Way Is Up” feat. Aesop Rock [LINK]
  • “Like My Bass” by Tha Outfit, [LINK]
  • “Motherlover” by The Lonely Island feat. Justin Timberlake [LINK]
  • Craig G ft. Guru, “Coming To Get You” (Unreleased) + Mr. Cee’s Guru Tribute Mix [LINK]
  • Kardinal Offishall, “Smash the Club” feat. Pitbull, Lil Jon & Clinton Sparks [LINK]

I PROBABLY WOULDN’T LIKE IT, BUT MANY PEOPLE WOULD

  • N.O.R.E. N.O.R.E.aster FreEP [LINK]
  • Britney Spears feat. Nicki Minaj & Ke$ha, “Till The World Ends” (Remix) [LINK]
  • Don Omar, “How We Roll” (remix f. Busta Rhymes & Reek Da Villain) [LINK]
  • Big Hud feat. CyHi Da Prynce & Curren$y, “Summertime Ish” (Remix) [LINK]
  • DMX Ft Jan, “Didn’t Go Nowhere” [LINK]
  • American Idol Top 7, Studio Recordings [LINK]
  • Timbaland, “Slow Down” feat. Blind Fury [LINK]
  • Jagged Edge, Love Potion (Chambord Edition) [LINK]
  • Trick Daddy, Greatest Hits [LINK]
  • Akon, “Take It Down Low” (Feat. Chris Brown) [LINK]
  • American Idol Season 10 Top 7 I-Tunes Rip [LINK]
  • One Dae, “Play By Play” feat. Evidence, [LINK]
  • Sheek Louch, “Star Wars” feat. Styles P [LINK]
  • Beyonce, “Girls (Who Run The World)” [LINK]
  • Self Scientific, “War Stories” feat. Big K.R.I.T. [LINK]
  • The Steve Miller Band, Let Your Hair Down [LINK]
  • Complex Presents Prodigy, The Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson EP [LINK]
  • Truck North, “Latest Greatest” [LINK]
  • R3L, El Elegido [LINK]
  • Scoob Lo feat. Spice 1, Daz Dillinger & Knoc-turn’al, “Rap Stars” [LINK]
  • Incubus, “Adolescents” [LINK]
  • Parachute, “Kiss Me Slowly” [LINK]
  • Plain White T’s, “Boomerang” [LINK]
  • “Boyfriend” by Big Time Rush feat. New Boyz [LINK]
  • “Mr. Baton Rouge” by Lil Boosie [LINK]
  • Waka Flocka Flame, Benjamin Flocka [LINK]

This is the last week you’ll see this at the Operative Network. Next week — spirit willing and the creeks don’t rise — this will be located at Komplicated (stay in touch via the Facebook page (click “like”) or the Twitter page (follow). Question: it’s currently a weekly summary of music downloads … how would you feel if it were daily? Please leave your thoughts on that in the comments, and thanks in advance.

Don’t forget that late additions and exclusive extras end up on the mobile version of this blog.

Playing (Music): “G.R.I.N.D.” by Asher Roth

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#musicmonday: No regrets, just love

Posted in 104, awesomeness, blame society, celebrities, entertainment, music, musicmonday on April 18th, 2011 by Hannibal Tabu
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WHAT IS #MUSICMONDAY?

Every week, I post a lot of links to free music you can download. Why? Why the hell not? I’m not hosting the links, I didn’t upload ‘em, I have no legal liability and I’m helping promote the artists. Essentially, I’m a g******ed hero! Enjoy!

Sometimes I rant about musical stuff — that goes at the end. The music is divided into three categories …

HOLD UP: Four quick notes before we start …

On May 2nd, 2011, this column (which is what we’ll be calling it from now on) will be moving to Komplicated.com. That’s what this was always intended for, and now that the feline has escaped the luggage, there’s no need to keep goofing around. That means if you’ve been doing this on Facebook, please click “like” on the Facebook page and you’ll be tagged. Somehow. Oh, I just realized how, never mind.

Second, the format of this column is changing. This was considered but is moving up in the queue because Sunday night had a hugely important consideration — a candle lit dinner conversation over salmon with my wife. Everything else had to fall by the wayside when she broke out her romantic steez. Sorry.

Third, we normally focus on downloads here, but Prince is playing 21 nights in Los Angeles (this columnist will be there April 22nd) and he’s doing some crazy stuff. How crazy? How about covering “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson, while Eva Longoria dances on stage? Hell yeah!

Finally, look for a #musicmonday extra late tonight with videos from Coachella. Just gotta sort through ‘em a bit, and didn’t wanna stand in the way of the downloads.

Column starts … now!

I’VE HEARD IT AND IT’S WORTH A LISTEN

  • The Warblers Soundtrack from Glee [LINK]
  • The Tens: 10 Non Hip-Hop Acts To Watch in 2011 [LINK]

I SUSPECT THIS IS WORTH HEARING, BUT I’M TOO BUSY TO HAVE LISTENED TO IT

Jill Scott & Anthony Hamilton, 'So In Love'

Jill Scott & Anthony Hamilton, 'So In Love'

  • Jill Scott Feat. Anthony Hamilton, “So In Love” [LINK]
  • “F*** The Radio” by The Starting Five [LINK]
  • Sir Michael Rocks (of The Cool Kids), “Phone Numbers” [LINK]
  • The Book of David, DJ Quik [LINK]
  • Don’t Look Down mixtape, Green Street [LINK]
  • Brainstorm, The Celestine Prophecy [LINK]
  • Bootsy Collins, “Hip-Hop @ Funk U” f. Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg & Chuck D [LINK]
  • “Papi” by Jennifer Lopez [LINK]
  • Jennifer Lopez, “One Step At A Time” [LINK]
  • Mya, K.I.S.S. [LINK]
  • Zero Heroes mixtape from XV [LINK]
  • DJ House Shoes presents Malkovich as Ayatollah Presley [LINK]
  • Coachella 2011 mixtape from The Kickdrums [LINK]
  • Pac Div Ft. Maino & Lloyd Banks, “Anti-Freeze” (Remix) [LINK]
  • Curren$y ft. Freddie Gibbs, “Scottie Pippen” (Prod. by Alchemist) [LINK]
  • Rihanna feat. Britney Spears, “S&M” (Remix) [LINK]
  • Glee “A Night of Neglect” webrip songs [LINK]
  • DJ Whiteowl Whiteowl Drop That R&B 75 [LINK]
  • “Life 3x” mash up by Chambaland (Billy Joel vs. Chris Brown) [LINK]
  • Far East Movement ft Bruno Mars, “Rocketeer” [LINK]
  • Shabazz Palaces Black Up [LINK]
  • Santigold “Go” f. Karen O (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) (prod. Q-Tip, Switch & Santigold) [LINK]
  • Tyler Ward, “The Rescue” [LINK]
  • Raven Sorvino (of Language Artz), “Are You That?” [LINK]
  • Two Old Skool Queen Tracks [LINK]
  • The Lonely Island, “We’re Back” [LINK]
  • Taio Cruz, “Believe In Me Now” [LINK]
  • Rock City, “Freak Her To Keep Her” [LINK]
  • DJ Schmolli, “In The Mood For Some Killing” (mash up of Glenn Miller & His Orchestra vs. Rage Against The Machine) [LINK]
  • “All About Me” by K. Michelle [LINK]
  • Raheem DeVaughn, Heemy Taught Me [LINK]
  • Kool Keith, “Betrayal” [LINK]
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  • 80 Blocks from Tiffany’s ft. Planet Asia, “On Ice” (Remix) [LINK]
  • Donnis, Southern Lights (Mixtape) [LINK]
  • Aleon Craft, Mothership Decatur (Mixtape) [LINK]
  • Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Golden Era [LINK]

I PROBABLY WOULDN’T LIKE IT, BUT MANY PEOPLE WOULD

Aubrey O'Day, 'Automatic'

Aubrey O'Day, 'Automatic'

  • Aubrey O’Day, “Automatic” [LINK]
  • Quick & Lil Boosie, Hit After Hit Vol. 3 [LINK]
  • “She Can Get It” by Chris Brown [LINK]
  • “Turned Up” by Da Brat [LINK]
  • Serius Jones ft. Daria Jones, “Stairway to Heaven” [LINK]
  • Spider Loc & SKG, Filthy Clean (Hosted By DJ Lazy K) [LINK]
  • DJ Kayslay ft. Fred The Godson, Mysonne & Hell Rell, “Light Em Up” [LINK]
  • Mobb Deep, The Most Infamous Part 2 [LINK]
  • American Idol Top 8 studio recordings [LINK]
  • Mr. Undisputed mixtape from Don Cannon [LINK]
  • Shyne “Trunk Full” feat. Gucci Mane [LINK]
  • Greyson Chance, “Light Up the Dark” [LINK]
  • Scream 4 Official Movie Soundtrack [LINK]
  • Jon McLaughlin, “What I Want” [LINK]
  • Boss Bitch Music by Rasheeda [LINK]
  • Mp3-pack: Maserati, AgesandAges, the Lonely Forest [LINK]
  • Asher Roth, “Gazpacho” [LINK]
  • JoJo Pellegrino, “Make It Fast” [LINK]
  • Daz Dillinger, D.A.Z.[LINK]
  • Timbaland, Timbaland Thursdays [LINK]
  • T-TiMe – Heute ist morgen schon gestern (German rap mixtape) [LINK]
  • Snoop Dogg, “Your Sexy Sex” (Feat. will.i.am) [LINK]
  • Pitbull, “Shake Señorita” (Feat. T-Pain) [LINK]
  • Jim Jones ft. Waka Flocka, Lloyd & Chink Santan, “The Paper” (Remix) [LINK]
  • Camron And Vado, Gunz N Butta [LINK]
  • Brad Paisley ft Alabama, “Old Alabama” (country) [LINK]
  • Young Jeezy ft. Lil Wayne, “Ballin’” [LINK]
  • D12, “Fame” feat. Eminem [LINK]
  • Jessie J, “Fastlane” [LINK]
  • Tyga, Black Thoughts Vol. 2 [LINK]
  • Beastie Boys, “Tadlock’s Glasses” [LINK]
  • 8ball & MJG, We Are The South [LINK]

This is getting too big for a weekly column. Maybe I’ll reformat as daily drops on Komplicated. Thoughts?

Don’t forget that late additions and exclusive extras end up on the mobile version of this blog.

Playing (Music): “Walk In My Shoes” by Emily King feat. Lupe Fiasco

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#musicmonday: “… girl I want you to know …”

Posted in 104, awesomeness, bad ideas, blog fu, celebrities, music, musicmonday, randomness, whimsy on March 14th, 2011 by Hannibal Tabu
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WHAT IS #MUSICMONDAY?

Every week, I post a lot of links to free music you can download. Why? Why the hell not? I’m not hosting the links, I didn’t upload ‘em, I have no legal liability and I’m helping promote the artists. Essentially, I’m a g******ed hero! Enjoy!

Sometimes I rant about musical stuff — that goes at the end. The music is divided into three categories …

I’VE HEARD IT AND IT’S WORTH A LISTEN

  • New music from Glee — need I say any more?
  • If you’re not playing “Out Of My Head” by Lupe Fiasco feat. Trey Songz, then you’re out of your freaking mind. This is a hit … and not just because DJ Felli Fel literally played it five times in a row.

I SUSPECT THIS IS WORTH HEARING, BUT I’M TOO BUSY TO HAVE LISTENED TO IT

  • Lupe Fiasco is the man of the hour, and he’s been performing “Stereo Sun” in concert, yet it didn’t make the album or any of the previous mixtapes.
  • Actor Donald Glover rules as Troy on Community so will his Childish Gambino EP rock the party? It comes highly recommended.
  • How about a mash up? “Lonely People Around The World” brings Daft Punk together with the Beatles.
  • Jean Grae, Talib Kweli and … okay, I don’t know how Styles P ended up on “R.I.P.” (produced by Ski Beatz) but hey, rock on.
  • What the what? A new song called “Don’t Get Clapped” … from EPMD? Cool — I’m glad that Erick’s getting himself ready for our joint keynote address for Blogworld 2012.
  • Two new Trey Songz cuts? Here’s “When I See You” and “I Refuse”
  • Usher + T-Pain? Yeah, no telling when “Next Contestant” was recorded, but here it is.
  • Motivated is apparently a new album from T-Pain. Wait, what?
  • Songwriter/producer Bei Major just dropped his new Throwback mixtape, dedicated to the music he enjoyed coming up.
  • The Strokes keep dropping new songs from their upcoming album Angles including “Machu Picchu” and “Taken For A Fool.”
  • Hot damn! New Les Nubians song, “Veullez Veiller Sur Vous” … okay, sorry, you’d have to audio capture it, but still!
  • Alt rock fans might recognize The Kills and the new song from them is “DNA”
  • Completely new album from The RZA? Digital Bullet is all kinds of interesting.
  • Time for another new cut from Jennifer Hudson (remember she didn’t win American Idol? Go with that) called “Gone” off her new album, I Remember Me.
  • More Jane Grae? “Base For Your Face” is Lil B’s song, but Grae joins in as well as Phonte and production from 9th Wonder.
  • I love Mateo’s voice, and if he wants to do a version of “Power” with Pusha T and Ab-Liva, well, that’s all right with me.
  • One guy’s not waiting to cash in on that Glee momentum, and that’s Mark Morrison with his new single “Summer Rain”
  • At least one of the links for F.A.M.E. — the new album from Chris Brown — still works.

I PROBABLY WOULDN’T LIKE IT, BUT MANY PEOPLE WOULD

  • Femme Fatale is the new album by Britney Spears. You know, why not? Only click the first one, the other links have been whacked already.
  • Do you watch American Idol? Me neither, but apparently here’s studio recordings of stuff they sang this season or something.
  • A song by Gucci Mane called “24 Hours” … you know, why not?
  • Why is Ron Artest making songs like “Peanut Butta” with YG, Ray J and DJ Paul? It’s hard to say. He makes unusual decisions.
  • Lil Kim’s new mixtape Black Friday — is it sad, or frustrating? Hard to tell.
  • Is “Wicked Games” by The Weeknd good? Some say so.
  • If you were looking for a record that’s the polar opposite of what I like to hear, you’d probably pull up Houston Smokers Only as it revels in its ignorance.
  • Ditto Strictly 4 Traps N Trunks 14
  • My kid loves Selena Gomez, so okay, “Who Says” is her new song. Okay.

Two years ago today, my beautiful wife made me the luckiest man in the world when she agreed to be joined with me to create a family. She’s better than I deserve and she’s amazing in every way. Happy anniversary, love.

Watching (Hulu): The Colbert Report for February 17, 2011

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