Friday, April 30, 2010

The New Hip Hop.

For those of you who follow Kanye West's blog (or another blog that follows Kanye's blog) you might remember when Mr. West himself said that Soulja Boy exemplifies the future of hip hop:
"Soulja boy is fresh ass hell and is actually the true meaning of what hip hop is sposed to be. He came from the hood, made his own beats, made up a new saying, new sound and a new dance with one song."

As much as I like Kanye I'm going to have to disagree. THEOPHILUS LONDON is the next greatest thing in soul/new wave/pop or what also sometimes sounds like a new kinda hip hop.
Straight out of Brooklyn, London creates new, fun beats that make it impossible to turn off your Ipod. His latest mixtape, I WANT YOU is influenced by Marvin Gaye and is almost too perfect. The sounds touch on "LA electrofunk, UK indie, tropical escapade and obscure afropop you never knew existed."

Mr. London, I WANT YOU too
(copy and paste this link into your browser to download the mixtape)

Squish thaT.


Come one, come all! Welcome to my first ever blog.
It feels weird to just say those two words in the same sentence-- my and blog. I honestly dislike blogs. Even the word itself is ugly. It's just blah with a G because that's what people do on blogs-blah blah blah. Who gives YOU the authority to post your ideas online? Why should I listen to YOU?
WELL, that's why mine is different. I'm just going to put ideas out there-- music, culture, style and current events. I'm going to post what I'm thinking and what I'm feeling at the moment. Then, YOU let it SQUISH around in your brain. Think about it, shape it, mold it and just work on the idea until it really fits in your brain.
This blog is not about me, it is about US coming together to teach each other the latest and greatest this world has to offer.

Can you Squish thaT?