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Jay-Z feat./ Alicia Keys- “Empire State of Mind” (Video)

Posted in Videos with tags , , , , on October 31, 2009 by Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)

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“The sidelines is blind with casualties/Who sipping life casually/Then gradually become worse/Dont bite the apple, Eve.”-Jay-Z on “Empire State of Mind”

AHHH!! It feels good to be from NYC. Props to YouHeardThatNew. Hype Williams definitely captured the soul of the song and placed it on a grandoise scale with these stunning visuals. Everyone knows this song and the back story, the meaning, the controversy and all that(since it’s been pounded in our heads for months). This more than lived up to the hype, this transcended it and will go down as one of the Top 5 greatest New York City tribute songs…EVER!

(DOPE)

PS- Isnt it sad that Jay and  Bey have been together for like 6 years, did a bunch of songs together and the FIRST song he does with Alicia Keys is WAYYYY better than ALL the songs he’s done with Beyonce. WIFE SWAP!

BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher 2009 (Mos Def, Black Thought, Eminem)

Posted in Videos with tags , , , , on October 28, 2009 by Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)

“I used to bomb ya like Sadam but now that I’m a little calmer/I’m a fucken cross between Osama, Dama, Obama and Dali Lama/Told Miley I’m a knight in shining armor.”-Eminem on “BET Hip Hop Cypher 2009”

“Drug paraphernalia/beware the werewolf will kill ya/That’s him in the sheep’s clothes, he just shaved his hair off, Cecilia.”-Eminem on “BET Hip Hop Cypher 2009”

“People never get the roses while they can still smell ’em.” <–THAT’S the reason why I always post EVERYTHING Eminem related and always say what he do is (DOPE). It’s because we need to start praising this man for what he REALLY is, the Greatest MC to EVER touch a microphone. Up top is the video to the BET Hip Hop Awards cypher (Known To Twitter- the only reason to watch BET, period) where this cypher lived up to what it looked like on paper. 3 of arguably the greatest MC’s of the 90’s(definitely of all time) spitting together after they’ve recently released music that got people saying they’re STILL (DOPE). MTV needs to do something like this.

PS- Do you know how Eminem is the DEFINITION of Hip Hop? Think of every rapper that is NEAR his commercial success of his career? Okay, now tell how many of those rappers still go to Tim Westwood and drop 6 minutes of freestyle, bring back rap city and freestyle there AND drop the highest selling rap album of the year. EXXXACTLY! Case Closed.

Jay-Z Live From Penn State (Video * Pics)

Posted in Pictures, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2009 by Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)

Jay-Z- Countdown Intro * “Run This Town” (Live)

Jay-Z- “Public Service Announcement” (Live)

Jay-Z w/ Bridgett Kelly- “Empire State of Mind” (Live)

Jay-Z w/ J. Cole- “A Star Is Born” (J. Cole Verse)(Live)

SPEECHLESS..UTTERLY SPEECHLESS. READ MORE TO PEEP THE PHOTOS. NO UNDISPUTED GREATEST WHILE JAY STILL LIVING.

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Drake feat./ Trey Songz- “Successful” (Video)

Posted in Videos with tags , , , , on August 31, 2009 by Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)

Vodpod videos no longer available.“And life change for us, every single so/it’s good, but I know this ain’t the peak though.”-Drake on “Successful”

The visuals for the runner up for song of the summer (ahead of “Every Girl” and before “Best I Ever Had”, damn Drake) have arrived. Drake, Trey and Weezy and a sung verse from Mr. Songz on this “Successful” video really match the reflective, dark mood of the production. The highlight line is apt because Drake is definitely the man who does ALOT in a short amount of times. He has spurts like this past week where he had a video with a Queena song with a King and a song with THE God Eminem leak in the same week. Drake, listen to me. Whoever directed this video, stay with them.
PS- Original “Successful” w/ Lil Wayne >>>>> “Successful” w/o Lil Wayne


Clarion Presents “Inside the Mind” with Donny Goines (Video) *Bonus Cut: Donny Goines- China Club Performance (Video)

Posted in Videos with tags , , , , , on July 31, 2009 by Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)

“Stage performances are probably one of the most critical aspects of this whole realm. Because you can not duplicate a performance. You can bootleg CD’s. You can leak an album. You can sell T-Shirts. But if people can see you. If they can touch you. If they can interact with you. If they having a great time, those things can not be duplicated.”-Donny Goines in above video

“If you dont know my name, I ain’t working hard enough.”-Donny Goines in above video

The hardest working indie artist in the game, senor Donny Goines chats it up with Clarion to discuss that art of Hip Hop, but in this video he discusses the IMMENSE importance of a (DOPE) live performance. I think now with piracy and the ease of file sharing through blogs in the past 5-6 years, artists have consciously either upgraded their live shows or performed more. Glad these artists are finally catching up to what The Roots, KRS One and others have known for over a decade. READ MORE to check out an example of one of Donny’s performance(so pissed that I missed him at BHF this year).

.(DOPE).

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Joell Ortiz- “Food For Thought” (Video)

Posted in Uncategorized, Videos with tags , , , , , on July 31, 2009 by Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)

“No one’s actually met you, they just write and hope you hear it/And hope that you’re attracted to the person in their lyrics.“-Joell Ortiz on “Food For Thought”

“But not a soul’s met you face to face/ So with every word they write is where they place the faith. Proving the next line in this lyric/How can Hip Hop be dead when she’s a spirit?“-Joell Ortiz on “Food For Thought”

Same Plate Management/Hidden City Entertainment sent me this (DOPE) ass video of the Joell Ortiz joint, “Food For Thought” off of the Cookin’ Soul & Nah Right 1:00 A.M and Rising mixtape. I LOVE the play on the Twitter craze and the overall message of the song. I said it once and I’ll say it again…

JOELL ORTIZ WILL SAVE HIP HOP.

.(DOPE).

The Clipse- Live From Webster Hall (Video)

Posted in Videos with tags , , , , , , on July 31, 2009 by Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)

The Clipse- Kinda Like A Big Deal (Speical Appearance from Kanye West)

“Watch a nigga burn through it/Life’s a maze, you twist and you turn through it.”-Pusha T on “Kinda Like A Big Deal”

Here’s a couple videos of The Clipse performance at Webster Hall last night. Up top the Virgina slingers bring out Mr. Popular to rock his (DOPE) verse on “Kinda Like A Big Deal”. See songs like this reassure me of what I ALREADY know that The Clipse are going to make ANOTHER classic. However, songs like this make me think different. READ MORE to check out the self-proclaimed “best 2 man group ever” perform the  (DOPE)st song from Hell Hath No Fury.

.(DOPE).

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