Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Stuyvesants - The Stuyvesants Xmas (Instrumental Album)

Here's a nice Christmas present for the music lovers.  Merry Christmas, from The Stuyvesants!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Random Thoughts: It's free for everyone, but YOU.

I love it when I'm reading an article or blog and come across someone expressing my thoughts to a t.  Demetria Lucas has been writing an advice column on dating and relationships featured on The Root for sometime.  Recently a woman wrote in about finding a man that is husband material, although she's currently dating a guy that she describes as not being marriage material and "a 'street guy' who has kids but doesn't seem passionate about them."  Demetria's answer focused on the obvious question of, why is she with him.  But towards the end of the piece she hit on something that ate away at me like crazy when I was "actively" trying to date when I was younger.
Men complain that women will waste time with men who are of little value, giving them relationship benefits with no titles, and then suddenly decide they want a good guy and want him to put a ring on it. And the guys are rightly thinking, "For what? You want me, a man of substance, to step up to the plate, but for a man of less quality you have no requirements? Please."
This is one of those things that it seems like women can say to other women, but if a man were to say it he would be seen as a misogynist.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

@BedstuyBetty Isn't Seeing The 20/20 Experience

Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience Reviewed By Bedstuy Betty

It’s late, it’s still brutally cold outside, and this rum in my glass isn’t lifting me up. I’m in need of something nostalgic but still smooth and danceable. Unfortunately for me, what my editor left in my inbox is not necessarily in line with my cravings. Like that bad case of hay fever you get indicating that Spring is near, Justin Timberlake is also trying to jump back into the swing of things with his new album The 20/20 Experience.

Initially, it was rather hard to sit through for one continuous listen. Mainly because Timberlake appears to clutch from a grab bag of different sounds from different eras, and then combine them in a manner that while valiant comes off messy. From the very first track “Pusher Love Girl”, it begins with a beautiful orchestral set only to come to a screeching halt with saccharine sweet modernized doo-wop. The next track, his breakout single “Suit and Tie” is pleasantly catchy, perfectly suited for wedding dance floors and other large functions. The addition of Jay-Z’s verse doesn’t do much to enhance the track and he sounds like he knows it with lazy delivery. The following song “Don’t Hold the Wall” surprisingly kept me body rolling. Timbaland’s production shines on this track as he effortlessly mixes bhangra rhythms, which provides a perfect background for JT’s vocals making something both hypnotic and sensual. A later track, “Tunnel Vision” is another seamless fusion of production and voice. Timberlake even laces the song with his beatbox stylings, which isn’t as corny as it would seem.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Torae - Admission Of Guilt Mixtape

Friday, March 22, 2013

Happy Belated Birthday To The Greatest Ever

Yesterday, Pete Rosenberg & Cipha Sounds of Hot 97 played wall to wall classic DJ Premier tracks in honor of his 47th birthday.  There really isn't much to say, but enjoy and appreciate a legend while he is still with us!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

PBS - The Rise of Webcomics

The internet has given birth to yet another new medium: webcomics. Moving beyond the restrictions of print, webcomic artists interact directly with audiences who share their own unique worldview, and create stories that are often embedded in innovative formats only possible online. Sometimes funny, sometimes personal, and almost always weird, web comic creators have taken the comic strip form to new, mature, and artistic heights.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

Woody's Produce - OutKast: Remixed

OutKast may never put out another album, but that doesn't stop producer Wood's Produce from giving you a new take on some classic Big Boi & 3 Stacks tracks.

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Combat Jack Show: The Jon Caramanica Episode

Combat Jack, Dallas Penn and the guys welcome New York Times culture critic Jon Caramanica to the show for a great discussion on Hip-Hop journalism and whether Rap Radar's Elliott Wilson is bought and paid for.  Also, Just Blaze finally addresses the elephant in the room, Dallas Penn's haircut and a lot more.  Basically, it's informative and funny.  Just listen!

Chase Moore - Shaken Not Stirred: A Beat Tape Of 007 Flips

Friday, February 1, 2013

Adam Sessler Interviews God Of War Ascension Director

Kratos in back in God of War Ascension, and he looks to be angrier than ever. After playing the game himself, Adam Sessler got a chance to talk to the game's diector about Kratos' new combat system, the game's new color palette, and much more.

Check Out More God of War: Ascension Gameplay Footage

Last year Sony gave us a sneak peak at a few minutes of God Of War Ascension game play.  Well, in preparation for the March 12th release date the folks over at Polygon have supplied 30 minutes of actual game play.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Adam Sessler On Violence In Video Games

Adam Sessler's moved on from G4, but he is still providing thoughtful insight on the gaming industry.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Millennium Jazz Presents: Max Roach Approached by The Jazz Jousters

The Jazz Jousters of Millennium Jazz are back with another EP for your enjoyment.  This time it's Max Roach who's the recipient of the Jousters' tribute. 

Max Roach Approached by The Jazz Jousters is a small EP dedicated to the American percussionist, drummer and composer Max Roach. The Jousters sampled ‘Deeds, Not Words’ which is taken from his album of the same name, performed by Roach and his band. - Millennium Jazz

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013 Introduces AutoRip

Remember back in August when I told you how might be changing music again?  Well the time has arrived.  Amazon has finally unveiled, AutoRip.  Just think about all of the CDs you've purchased through Amazon over the last fifteen years.