Tag Archives: Lil Wayne

Download Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip’s The Abstract and the Dragon Mixtape

11 Dec

Yep, it’s here! Last week I posted the video for “Thank You” by Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip featuring Lil Wayne and Kanye West and now you can click HERE to read the post on Pitchfork and get the link to download the Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip mixtape, The Abstract and the Dragon.

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Now Playing: Busta Rhymes – “Thank You” ft. Q-Tip, Kanye West, Lil Wayne

4 Dec

Happy Wednesday everyone! The video for Busta Rhymes’ “Thank You” featuring Q-Tip, Kanye West and Lil Wayne dropped last week.

iHeartRadio Music Festival Las Vegas 2012 Lineup

9 Jul

iHeartRadio Music Festival is returning to Las Vegas and the lineup has been revealed.  Taking place September 21-22 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the iHeartRadio Music Festival will feature Taylor Swift, Aerosmith, Rihanna, Usher, Bon Jovi, Lil Wayne, Green Day, Swedish House Mafia, No Doubt, Brad Paisley, Pitbull, deadmau5, Miranda Lambert, Enrique Iglesias, Linkin Park, Jason Aldean, P!nk, Mary J. Blige, Calvin Harris and Shakira with more to be announced in the weeks prior to the event.

Clear Channel definitely has a wide range of artists set to perform and it should be interesting to see who else they announce as we get closer to the September dates. And remember, you have to tune in to win so listen to your favorite station and we may just see you out here in Las Vegas.  iHeartRadio Music Festival.
I will say that having No Doubt on this lineup is by far tops for me.  Their new album is due out just a few days later and it’s strategic, I get that but more than anything I’m just excited that an incredible band with a career that has spanned more than four decades is going to be performing together again and be front and center in the music scene.

New Music: Betty Wright with The Roots – “Grapes on a Vine” ft. Lil Wayne

14 Nov

Kicking this week off with a little soul mostly because I can’t wait for new music Tuesday tomorrow and Betty Wright: The Movie – with The Roots.  Yes, you didn’t misread that, the 70s soul singer has teamed up with one of my favorite groups to put together quite the album which also includes guest spots by Snoop Dogg, Joss Stone and Lil Wayne who drops in on the track below, “Grapes on a Vine.”

It’s also great timing for The Roots who put out their latest album, Undun, at the beginning of December.

New Music: Childish Gambino – “Bonfire”

19 Sep

He was one of my favorite performers at Bonnaroo and now that he just signed to Glassnote Records, Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover is already dropping some new tracks.  Give a listen to “Bonfire” and hear for yourself.  Also I don’t know if it’s just me but at times the beat sounds like Lil Wayne’s “6 Foot 7 Foot.” Can’t wait for the album!

 

Video: My Bonnaroo

18 Jun

It took a week but I was finally able to put my Bonnaroo 2011 photos into a video slide show.  Everything is in sequential order from the moment we arrived until the final show.  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to capture every band I saw but hope you enjoy what I did capture.  Can’t wait until Bonnaroo 2012.  Let the countdown begin.

Revisited: Bonnaroo 2011

13 Jun

10th anniversary of Bonnaroo is in the books and I’m ready to get tickets for next year. Being a Bonnaroo rookie, it was all about taking in as much of the experience as possible. After an afternoon waiting for everyone to fly in, rent the truck and an off the reservation experience at Walmart, we were on the road.  Some 60 miles and one wrong turn later, we arrived.  After finding the RV and unpacking enough food and booze to feed the entire stage crew for the festival, it was time to get the party started.  Meandering through the festival grounds at night it was hard to capture just how big the Bonnaroo fields are and how over 100,000 people flow in and out.  The first time you see it during the day, your jaw drops at the sight of an entire city being created in virtually the middle of nowhere.  If that’s what it takes for people to get along, be polite and just have a good time, I can live with that.

I also learned that no matter what bands you plan to see, you can go ahead and throw that plan out, it just isn’t going to happen and that’s a good thing.  Getting a chance to pop in and out of shows, listening to some new bands (and some old), wandering around the festival grounds and just kind of going with the flow seemed to be just fine.  Photos will be coming soon (I promise) but here are some of my highlights from Bonnaroo X.

My First Show: The Walkmen

My Final Show: Apache Relay

Best What Stage Show: The Black Keys

Best Which Stage Show(s):
G.Love/Warren Haynes

Best Tent Show: Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses

Best Overall Show: Walk The Moon

Biggest Surprise: Childish Gambino

Best Legend Show: three way tie – Robert Plant, Dr. John, Gregg Allman

Random Moment Of Awesomeness: blue blinkers dropping from the sky for Arcade Fire’s set

Overall Stage With The Best Performances: On Tap Stage – shows included Band of Heathens, Apache Relay, Chancellor Warhol, Mat McHugh, Pimps of Joytime, JEFF The Brotherhood, Bobby Long and more

Most Entertaining Show: Lil Wayne for the fact that at least 40,000 festival goers/hippies knew all the lyrics to his songs – you had to be there to understand where I’m coming from

Most Disappointing Moment: Terrible sound quality for the Buffalo Springfield show made it almost impossible to listen to (this saddened me more than anyone will ever know)

Next Big Thing:  Walk The Moon and Apache Relay

Top Party: the overflowing sea of madness for Girl Talk at 2:30am

Oddest Show That Was A Blast: Primus

Funky Good Time Show: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

Band I Was Sad To Miss: GIVERS

Angriest Performer: Eminem

Best Intro: Lewis Black for Warren Haynes

What Would Have Been Great: a late night set from a headlining DJ

Top Roo’er: Guy trying to make the “World’s Biggest Glow Stick” (if you saw/met him, you know what I’m talking about)

Top Sports Bar Moment: Game 6 of the NBA finals was like the March Madness scene in Vegas (video coming soon).

Best Festival Eats: Bear Creek Farms’ hand cut French fries and Gravy

Best Broo’ers Festival Beer: Ashville Brewing Company’s Ninja Porter

Best Place To Cool Off: the cinema (if no line to wait)

Biggest Waste of Time: anything that involved a line

Shocker Of The Festival: no rain

Worst Part: Dust everywhere and if you didn’t have a bandana, you were SOL

Clutch Move: renting a pickup truck

Tip For Next Year: less junk food and more healthy food, bring laxatives and don’t go off the reservation

More Tips: flip flops are your enemy, dust sucks, that fountain water is filthier than Vegas’ Rehab, expect rain, drink water and more water

Countdown to Bonnaroo: 5 Days – Artist of the Day: Eminem

4 Jun

A five year hiatus didn’t do anything to diminish his reputation in the music game.  If anything it only made Eminem come back stronger to claim his stake as one of the all time elite in hip-hop. Fast forward three years, two new albums albums and now a total of 13 Grammy Awards to date and Slim Shady has an arsenal of material to drop at Bonnaroo.  As one of the headliners, expect the performance to be an intense 90 minutes. Perhaps a guest spot by Weezy while we’re at it?

Saturday 11:00 PM – 12:30 AM – What Stage

Countdown to Bonnaroo: 8 Days – Artist of the Day: Lil Wayne

1 Jun

I don’t think I’d purchase a ticket to his concert but the simple fact that he’s performing at a festival, yeah I’ll check out Lil Wayne.  I’m actually getting excited to see his late night set because I’m sure he’ll put on one heck of a performance, he has a grip of songs that I think everyone knows and more than anything, he’s part of the Cash Money family and was part of the Hot Boys.  I also think since it’s the grand stage of Bonnaroo, Wayne has some surprises in store, maybe Drake?  Wayne did show up at Drake’s gig in Vegas over MDW in Vegas…..

Friday 1:30 AM – 3:00 AM – Which Stage

Bonnaroo X Schedule Released Today

13 May


Finally the Bonnaroo schedule has been released! Click HERE to take a look. As expected when the schedule came out, there are  many many conflicts and overlaps with artists and set times. Of course for me there are the staple artists that are marked as must sees (Widespread Panic, String Cheese Incident, Buffalo Springfield, Mumford & Sons, Gregg Allman, Robert Plant, G. Love, The Black Keys, Warren Haynes, etc.) and after that, time to figure out the rest. Who knows, my ideal schedule today may end up being completely different when I arrive. All I know is there is a ton of great music and I can’t wait to be surrounded by 90,000 of my new closest friends.