2chainz on Jimmy Fallon

The first seconds of this video got me interested when I saw The Roots and Black Thought performing with 2chainz. I thought this could be a huge opportunity, for 2chainz, to reach out to the progressive hip hop heads. With Black Thought on the mic with 2chainz, i was like “I’m listening”.

It’s started off with “No Lie”. I heard the song before, and i thought the performance was gonna be “all band”. It was disappointing when the dj turned the beat up in the background. You could barely hear Questlove’s drums, or even the band as a whole. In fact, i couldn’t even tell whether or not the Horn player played at all. It looked like he was going back and forth.

On to Black Thought. The tough part of watching “No Lie” was seeing Black Thought compete with Drake’s vocals, that were playing in the background. You would’ve thought they played an all-instrumental track for “No Lie”. Black Thought did a good job though, solid “A” for effort.

Spend it” was much better. This is where the band kicked in. Keyboard was playing, Quest was jamming on the drums, and the horn was playing. If 2chainz brings a band with him, when he’s touring, he will score mad points from me. He was on point with the band, and you can tell the performance was well-rehearsed.

Overall, 2chainz redeemed himself with “Spend It”. He’s off to a good start promoting his new album. I’m curious to find out if he’ll take a band with him on tour. If so, i’m willing to spend a few dollars on that show.

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The Coup needs your help.

Not only for you to support their album, but to help them get a tour bus to tour around the country. I’ve listened to Boots Riley since 2006 when he released “Pick a Bigger Weapon”. Then he did some sick side projects, such as Street Sweeper Social Club with Tom Morello.

Here’s what i just read on Boots’s twitter:

“The Coup is raising money on kickstarter to get a tourbus. Pre-order the new album- on CD or Double Vinyl- here: kickstarter.com/projects/19092…”

So far they’ve got $600 and they have 39 days to go. If you got an extra dollar, you can donate here.

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Favorite Hip Hop Music Videos

In this episode of DJ Chizzad’s Mixtape Podcast, Danny D and I discuss our favorite music videos done by hip hop artists. There were a lot to choose from, but we gave out our lists and broke down why we loved each music video.

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Play this:

“Time”

“the guns”

“3 dollars”

“let’s roll”

Skip that:

“Real serious” – I only say this because this track should’ve been placed in the mid to end of the album. This is a mellow track that came before the high tempo songs afterward.

“hallucinations”

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