Tag Archives: Kanye West

Teriyaki Boyz ft. Kanye – I Still Love H.E.R.

21 Jun

Sometimes, when YDP listens to good new stuff, it reminds us of good old stuff – and some stuff in between.  With Kanye recently leaking the super-hot track “Power” from his upcoming LP “Good Ass Job,” it got me looking at his old stuff too.  This cut, from the mixtape “Graduated,” is a play on another equally awesome and even older track by Common (I smell bonus video!)  Not to mention the fact that the heavy lifting is done by a Japanese B-Boy group, the Teriyaki Boyz, all within a really meta music video riffing on YouTube.

So here’s Kanye and the Teriyaki Boyz – I Still Love H.E.R.

And the bonus, Common – I Used to Love H.E.R.

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Buzz around the web

31 Jan

That's Buzz Aldrin from the 1969 summer swimsuit edition

  • Interview with The National’s lead singer Matt Berninger
  • Who’s gonna get a Grammy!?
  • MJ single demoing in 3d at the big G
  • Kanye dances back to PETA

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Music of 2009: December 7th “Walkin’ on the Moon”

7 Dec

12/7/2009

The Dream – “Walkin’ on the Moon (feat. Kanye West)”

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Yo Kanye, I’m really happy for you, imma let you finish, but Steely Dan recorded some of the best studio music of ALL TIME!

10 Oct
Steely Dan with their general lack of touring, love of Jazz, and frequent anti social behavior are understandably often left out of conversations about bands that are awesome. In their heyday, they stopped touring completely so they could devote all their time to song writing, recording, and shooting heroin.
Did You Know that Steely Dan is named after a Strap On Dildo?

Did You Know that Steely Dan is named after a Strap-On Dildo?

This combo, however, resulted in some of the best studio albums of all time…Sorry Kanye.
To give an example of their perfectionism in the studio here are some facts from their album Gaucho:
  • 42 studio musicians
  • 11 sound engineers
  • Over 1 year recording
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Musings on Swedes and the new Mick Boogie Mix Tape

10 Sep

Swedes are a funny bunch. Having worked and known many Swedes in the past year, they still befuddle me.

Here are some things that I have learned:

  1. The difference between a Swede from Gothenberg, Stockholm and the countryside is in the way they dress and the confidence that they carry themselves with).
  2. I have learned that being in the dark for half the year and the sun not setting for half the year makes them alternate between partying like crazy and hibernating. Kindof like a Euro bear that likes drinking and night clubs instead of catching Salmon, oh wait Swedes like doing that too.
  3. Musically they really made their mark with the previously referred to Max Martin, Aqua, Ace of Base Euro Pop scene.
  4. Swedes are culturally kindof a hybrid Euro/Yuppie/Hipster

What does this bring me to? Peter Bjorn and John, the Swedish duo that brought you the whistle song have been remixed into the new Mick Boogie mixtape. If you haven’t checked Mick Boogie out yet he has been churning out fantastic mixtapes featuring Biggie, Kanye etc… for the past couple years.

The free download is available here

New York Mag has a hilarious take on the Mick Boogie’s Peter Bjorn and John Mix Tape:

“Rappers Love Peter Bjorn & John Like They’re Coldplay”

The 11 Days of Jay-Z: Day 6, There is no doubt

6 Sep
just so cool

just so cool

When Blueprint 3 releases on September 11, it will be the eleventh studio release from Jay-Z in just over thirteen years. We decided now would be a perfect time to look back on the career of one Mr. Shawn Carter. One new day, one new album; a walk down memory lane with the music of one of the greatest rappers alive.

September 6, 2009

The Blueprint, 2001

The Blueprint came in like a juggernaut of an album and set the tone for the rap game over the next decade. Firmly establishing Jay-Z’s place at the top of the rap game, the world finally took notice to a small voice from Cha-town that would later own the second half of the decade, Mr. Kanye West,

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The 11 days of Jay-Z: Day 5, Victory Lap

5 Sep
HOVA!

HOVA!

When Blueprint 3 releases on September 11, it will be the eleventh studio release from Jay-Z in just over thirteen years. We decided now would be a perfect time to look back on the career of one Mr. Shawn Carter. One new day, one new album; a walk down memory lane with the music of one of the greatest rappers alive.

September 5, 2009

The Dynasty: Roc La Familia

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Song of the Day: Forever-Drake, Kanye, Lil Wayne, Eminem

28 Aug

Great ensemble in a song that from the Lebron James documentary soundtrack

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