Throwback Tuesday


Charles Hamilton: Normalcy EP

Chucky Ham released his first full length today since his return, couple of his songs he's released before the drop have been dope. Download Charles Hamilton's "Normalcy" here.

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Brandun Deshay

Producer/rapper Brandun Deshay dropped his latest mixtape "Your Favorite Mixtape" as a little Christmas present. Deshay's concept for the tape was to mimic styles and rap over other artists beats, which was done in about 12 hrs. This Chicago native who was mentored by Charles Hamilton is looking to take over the rap game by mixing his midwest style and L.A. influences. Doing features and producing tracks for Casey Veggies, Dom Kennedy and others; Chicago looks to Deshay as the next big thing out of the windy city. Check his Volume One: For the Money & Volume Two: For the Show! tape also.

Outasight x LRG

NY native Outasight dropped his new mixtape "Further" presented by LRG earlier this week. This cat is puttin' his own stamp on rap/hip-hop and is expanding the ever so growing genre with his own creative take. Once being compared to Adam Levine (singer of Maroon 5) if he were able to rap, Outasight is divided between rapping and singing and brings best of both worlds together with bluesy, soulful and hip-hop samples. Def. worth checking out, download here:

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Kidz In the Hall x LRG

Yeah I know I'm a little late with this, but its the holidays! Kidz In The Hall dropped their new tape "The Professional Leisure Tour" presented by LRG on Dec. 9. Not only is the album art dope, but the tracks are nice too. Definitely worth checking out. Kidz in the Hall also released a video for their new track "We Gone", and added some realness at the end of the track on the mixtape. Download tape here:

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Fly Union x Big Sean: Poe'd Up

The cats of Fly Union keepin' Ohio on the map with Big Sean. Dropping a vid. from their "Value Pack" mixtape. Download here:

Kidz In the Hall - We Gone

Official video for "We Gone".

Kidz In The Hall – We Gone from Motion Family on Vimeo.

Kr3w Halo

Kr3w came out with their new watch "Halo" earlier this month that features a rubber band with a clean & simple display available in 4 color ways for $80.

Supra Skytop II x Complex

Complex unveiled a new colorway for the Skytop II by Supra. With a newly designed upper and more of a TK feel, the Skytop II will drop next month (Jan. 2010) for $144...and yes you will see me post stompin' in these.

NYE '10 Dallas

If you are like me and having troubles deciding on what to do to welcome in the new decade, here is a little help to entice that decision of yours.

The Dolce Group and The Boardroom are hosting NYE 2010 Bash: $25 cover, 2 bottle min. in lounge area and
$200 min. for table reservations.

The Boardroom
2990 Olive
Dallas, Texas

Louis Vutton, Hennessy and Moet presents:
NYE 2010 @ Wish and DJ
Krave will be on the set providing the sounds for the night as well. $35 gen. admin., $45 VIP & $65 Luxury tickets. go to and type in "2010" in promo code for
discounted prices.

Wish Ultralounge
3001 Knox
Dallas, Texas

Social Pulse, IEG, E3 and Jin Life are hosting "Odyssey,
Journey to the Next Decade". The party will revisit 3 eras of music (80's-00's)
along with video djs, a fashion showcase and the attempt to break the world record of the most shots taken at once at midnight (1000 people unison). Package A: 4 bottles, 1 table, 10 tickets and comp. food from 8pm-10pm for $2k, Package B: 3 bottles, 1 table, 8 tickets and comp food from 8pm-10pm for $1,550, Package C: 2 bottles, 1 table, 6 tickets and comp food from 8pm-10pm for $1,1100. Admin $35-$50 presale, $50-$75 door.

Crown Plaza Hotel
1015 Elm
Dallas, Texas

AMPM Lounge will be hosting Destination 2010 featuring a live performance by Mickey Avalon and DJ Backline & DJ Skibblez on the tables. Limited 400 Tickets left for this event $50 pre-sale. VIP - Package 1: 6 tickets, 1 bottle, 1 bottle of champagne (house) $1k, Package 2: 10 tickets, 2 bottles, 1 bottle of champagne (house) $1,400, Rockstar Package: 10 tickets, 3 bottles, 2 bottles of champagne (house) and table next to Mickey Avalon $2k

AMPM Lounge
Dallas, Texas
300 Akard

Sunset Lounge host Kiss 2009 Goodbye providing a free champagne toast, party favors and appetizers. Tickets cost $50 pre-sale, $75 door.
Available VIP - Package 1: VIP Area, 10 tickets 3 bottles $1k; Package 2: DJ stage area, 8 tickets, 2 bottles $800; Package 3:
sold out; Package 4: Patio Area, 4 tickets, 1 bottle $300; Package 5: Main Bar Area, 4 tickets, 1 bottle $300. Add $25 per extra* person to each package.

Sunset Lounge
3030 Ross
Dallas, Texas

Lotus will be hosting their third annual Lotus Eve that provides a more intimate and personal feel for a NYE night out. Tickets c
ost $100, which includes an all night premium open bar, chocolate dessert fountain, hors d'oeurves and champagne toast. Bottle/table res. limited and tickets limited to 250 people.

2900 McKinney
Dallas, Texas

Ghostbar and Jesse Metcalfe will be hosting an NYE party as well as a ciroc raffle giving away two sony flatscreens. Tickets cost $100

2440 Victory
Dallas, Texas

Carpe Diem is hosting a "20ten" open bar night. $75 for singles, $125 for couples VIP pre-sale and $100-$150 VIP day of. Tickets get you an all night open bar, drawing into cash prizes and other gifts, champagne toast and photographs. $150 Grey Goose or Ciroc and $200 t

Carpe Diem
1301 Main
Dallas, Texas

B. Original Ent. and Blu Energy Drinks host
the "VIP Suite Party of 2010" at Thrive. Tickets cost $25 and comp. toast included. For more info on bottle/table res.

1015 Elm
Dallas, Texas

Tickets for most events can be purchased @ or

Be Safe, Be Elegant...Cheers to the New Year! "Clank"

Limited Holiday Statesmen by Dita

If you're looking for the perfect gift for a frame lover; Dita is introducing their new Statesman frame for the holiday season. The $500 limited edition frame features colors in black (18k gold) & bone (12k gold) with a zyl acetate frame and diamond patterned titanium.

Redcafe x Loso

New Redcafe ft. Fabolous dropped last week. This track is nasty, but they could have gotten some better features on it.

Kid Cudi: Pursuit of Happiness

Cudi dropped his new video last week for his track "Pursuit of Happiness"..."I'm screamin' out F*ck that"

Cause when you try hard, is when you die hard

I don't usually get excited about new movies dropped, but these flicks have got me hyped!



Chromeo: Night by Night

Chromeo dropped their latest video last week Night by Night

Mos Def New Vids

Seems like Mos is takin' a new avenue for videos; setting up on a solid "blackground" accompanied by effects. I'm diggin the concept, allows people to focus on the lyrics rather then the extra ish that videos are made of.

Casa Bey: A little late with this, dropped about two weeks ago but Def. one of my fav. Mos tracks

Supermagic: Dropped yesterday

MOS DEF "Supermagic" from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

Have fun yall...

Clipse: Til The Casket Drops

Clipse' new album "Til The Casket Drops" dropped today, copped it earlier but haven't had a chance to get past the first track yet Will def. give a follow up later because I've heard nothing but good things.

Album Artwork by Kaws:

Track Listing:
1. Freedom (Produced By Sean C & LV)
2. Popular Demand (Popeyes) feat. Cam’ron (Produced By The Neptunes)
3. Kinda Like a Big Deal feat. Kanye West (Produced By DJ Khalil)
4. Showin’ Out feat. Yo Gotti Produced By The Neptunes)
5. I’m Good feat. Pharrell (Produced By The Neptunes)
6. There Was A Murder (Produced By DJ Khalil)
7. Door Man (Produced By The Neptunes)
8. Never Will It Stop feat. Ab-Liva (Produced By Sean C & LV)
9. All Eyes On Me feat. Keri Hilson (Produced By The Neptunes)
10. Counseling (Produced By The Neptunes)
11. Champion (Produced By The Neptunes)
12. Footsteps (Produced By DJ Khalil)
13. Life Change (Produced By The Neptunes)

Throwback Tuesday

Diggy Simmons: First Flight Mixtape

Who would've thought Dig had flow? Going way harder then Jo-Jo, Diggy dropped his first mixtape "First Flight" (biting Wiz Khalifa) December 2. Young Dig keepin' it the family very nice. Download here.

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DJ Khaled ft. Usher, Drake, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy: Fed Up

Potholes in My Blog Presents: Ocean State Sampler

The Potholes in My Blog squad compiled a nice selection of tracks by some of the hottest independent artists in Rhode Island aka Ocean City featuring Falside, Jon Hope, Chachi Carvahol and more. Few nice tracks on this tape, download here.

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RJD2: Games You Can Win

The wiz RJD2 has done it again and has teamed up with Kenna for RJD2's new single released two days ago"Games You Can Win". Always a joy to hear RJD2, esp. new stuff. Look out for his new LP "The Colossus set for a Jan. 19 drop....enjoy

Vans New Releases

Vans released a few models which are available now, and def. caught my eye. The first is the vault garment pack; big fan of low profile shoes with a clean look and this def. delivers for kick back mode. The two shoes provide premium material with a grey suede body and black leather toe areas. Cost $70-75

In4mation x Vans teamed up for this second pair of shoes which drops on In4mation's online webstore December 12. The blue canvas material, blood red bottom and gum midsole create a very unique and clean look. Def. a nice pair for any season.

30 Seconds to Mars ft Kanye West: Hurricane

Didn't know what to think when I heard of the colab, but 'Ye generally kills any genre he gets on. Very nice track.

David Dallas: Big Time

What you know about that New Zealand hip-hop? Video concept is wack...actually down right horrible. But the track is straight.

Coldplay: Strawberry Swing

So I've notice I haven't been giving any love to the Indie genre, and I have no idea why because its one of my favorite styles. So I've committed to dropping more Indie posts on The TunnelVision. Anyways, this video came out around August or September and I still can't get over how sick it is....enjoy.

Coldplay - Strawberry Swing (Official HD Video) from swashbuckley on Vimeo.

Throwback Tuesday

Wiz Khalifa: Deal or No Deal

Forgive the lateness, but its the holidays negros! Young Khalifa dropped his highly anticipated album Deal or No Deal Nov. 24, and yes well worth the dozens of mixtapes and years worth of waiting. Support good music, no downloads or isohunts buy and enjoy. Although this track isn't new still one of my favorites from Wiz, def. co-signing the beat.

this what I like to typa shit

Tyga: Black Thoughts

Tyga's tape dropped last week sometime, and I finally got the chance to do a full listen through. Being compared to Wiz because of similar looks, Tyga's new tape is straight and far from young khalifa. Tyga's flows are legit and actually rappin' about some substancial ish rather then mixing the coconut and a lime together. Moving from his pop-hop, dude is holding it down. Def. worth a listen, download here.

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Wale x 9th Wonder: Beast

Surprisingly this track didn't make the cut for Wale's new release Attention Deficit that was Prod. by 9th Wonder. I'm still salty that Attention Deficit sold only a little less than 30k in it's first week due to Interscope saying he is "Weisman" and bigger then metrics (radio), so they under shipped his LP which led to fans being unable to find it in stores while Flyleaf and the Twilight: New Moon soundtrack charts the top 10...

Purple Monkey Sircus: PMS 3/ "FML"

The cats of Purple Monkey Sircus (PMS) have dropped a new single for upcoming EP PMS 3 prod. by Mick Boogie. Stamping themselves as an alternative/hip-hop crew "FML" has a catchy guitar riff, but on the real these dudes can flow. PMS 3:Candyland will drop January 13 (link coming soon). Until then, download their first EP prod. by Mick Boogie if you haven't already copped it.

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TiRon: For Your Smile

TiRon did a show @ the Claremont Colleges in Cali a bit ago with the Cool Kids and performed a new track entitled "For Your Smile" which will be on his anticipated follow up EP Mustard schedule for a Feb. 2010 drop. If you haven't heard previous EP Ketchup, download here and enjoy.

For Your Smile @ Claremont Colleges (exclusive from Mustard) from The Cafeteria Line on Vimeo.

Esteban Pastorino Diaz @ Photographs Do Not Bend

Saturday, November 21-January 2, 2010

This Saturday Photographs Do Not Bend (PDNB) will hold an artist reception for Argentine artist Esteban Pastorino Diaz from 5pm-8pm! This International artist is known for his playful, aerial photographs that are taken by kite with his handmade camera creating some insane 3-D panoramic views; his latest project actually required him to acquire a pilot’s license and an extremely light craft. Diaz plans to break and set records by taking some of the longest and illest photos ever produced. These “play-land” esque 3-D photos are sure to catch the eyes of adults and children as well. Diaz also plans to arrive to Dallas early to create new works showcasing our city; and with all the life around the Metroplex, I’m sure our area will be an open canvas for Diaz. More here.

Photographs Do Not Bend | 1202 Dragon | 214.969.1852 |

Blakroc Ft. Mos Def. x Jim Jones: Ain't Nothin' Like You

Black Keys + Dame Dash = Blakroc. Album drops Nov. 27 featuring Ludacris, Mos Def, Raekwon, Q-tip and more.

Blakroc: Ain't Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo) Ft. Mos Def and Jim Jones from Jonah Schwartz on Vimeo.

New Kanye: I'm So Appalled

Kanye gettin' back to the basics, murdered this track.

Strange Fruit Project: Mask EP

Dallas/Waco's own Strange Fruit Project just dropped their EP Mask (Making Art Sound Kool) featuring producers like PicnicTyme and 9th Wonder. I've been jammin' to The Healing (2006) for a minute so it's good to get some new stuff from these dudes. Free download of EP Mask here , support good music!

Throwback Tuesday

So I'm sittin here chillin' in the union trying to study for my Socio test, and I come across some stratification of nations and all I can here is " one nation under a grooooove" hahaha "give you moooore of what you're funkiiin foooorrr"

Strange Fruit Project: "Crash" Prod. by PicnicTyme

Strange Fruit Project just dropped a new single/video "Crash" produced by PicnicTyme. This track is all round dope! And the visionary is sick too. Free EP download available November 17 @

Blueprint 3 Tour Recap

Ahh what to say what to say, nothing but a smile on my face during the whole show! If you have a chance you def. need to check out the next stop. Unfortunately me and the crewski didn't make it to the venue in time to catch opener J. Cole, but he ripped it on " A Star is Born" with Hov; and we made it in time for two N.E.R.D songs but wasn't able to get some footage. Was kinda salty that Austin didn't give NERD much love; everyone was pretty mellow and was just waiting for HOV to hop. Definitely one of the best shows I've been to, energy was sick and Hov did a couple tracks from Hard Knock Vol. 2, Blueprint 2 & some of the Black Album (Lucifier went to hard). Definitely worth the 3 1/2 hour trek from Dallas. Here's some rawness from the show, only snips though.

"Surface with an Opening” Exhibit @ MAC

Saturday, November 14 through December 19

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary host Eric McGehearty and his “Surface with an Opening” exhibit. In this exhibit, McGehearty explores the human mouth and provides interesting variations in his pieces for you to experience his view of the organ. UNT alum, McGehearty finds adventure in the worlds of illegibility and inaccessibility as an artist and views his work as a visual branch of signs and symbols that hone formal and conceptual contradictions. More here

McKinney Avenue Contemporary | 3120 McKinney | 214.953.1212 |

Diz Gibran: Soon You'll Understand

First video from "Soon You'll Understand", Diz Gibran shouldn't be slept on. The album is presented by Crooks and Castles (released back in April) with a good mix of features like BJ The Chicago Kid ( hook from Dom Kennedy's "Of All Time"), Pac Div, Bleu Collar and more.

Download tape here:

Diz Gibran- "Truly Yours" Ft. BJ The Chicago Kid from The Brolly Group on Vimeo.

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Supra Skytop II

Supra Skytop II just set date for a November 21st drop...but in Paris :(. Getting buzz from skaters and sneakerheads from around the way, the skytops are a must have if you ask me. Can't wait for that State-wide drop. Only 600 pairs of the grey colorway will be available at a Paris boutique.

Idle Warship: Party Robot

The three piece group complied of Talib Kweli, Res & Graph Nobel known as Idle Warship dropped their first full length mixtape Party Robot (Prod. by Mick Boogie) this past Tuesday. Download mixtape here:

Idle Warship:Girls on the Dance Floor Remix

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Get Familiar....Mike Posner Mixtape & New Wayne Tape

No intro needed for Wayne obviously, but Mike Posner dropped his latest tape One Foot Out The Door today hosting tracks with Big Sean, GLC and Kid Cudi. Singer/Producer/Songwriter, cat does it all and is still a Sr. @ Duke, get familiar.

Download One Foot In The Door here:

Download No Ceilings here:

Brother Ali & Evidence @ The Granada

Thursday, October 27 @ 7pm

No strangers to the hip-hop world, the heavy-hitters known as Brother Ali and Evidence (member of Dilated Peoples) will be at the Granada tonight doin’ their thing along with Toki Wright and DJ BK-One on their Fresh Air Tour. This show will definitely be a refreshing dose of hip-hop, which will include some raw and soulful beats produced by Ant (Atmosphere) from Brother Ali’s “The Undisputed Truth”(2007) album; and the already proven rapper Evidence will provide a health dose of lyrics to keep that head nodding. more here

Granada Theater | 3524 Greenville | 214.824.9933 |

Throwback Tuesday

Grand Puba: I Like It

Clipse ft. Pharrell & Cam'ron: Popular Demand

Yup, Til' The Casket Drops set for December 8 date

Glow In The Dark Book

Mr. West presents the Glow in The Dark book which features behind-the-scenes insides to his 2008 tour with photos taken by Nabil Elderkin.

“Along with on stage and behind-the-scenes shots, the book includes conceptual sketches by West, costume designs, and stage models. The book comes with an audio CD featuring the previously unreleased live instrumentals for “Hey Mama”, “Touch the Sky”, “Jesus Walks”, and “I Wonder”, as well as an interview with tour collaborator Spike Jonze.”

Nike App

NikeID is hooking Iphone users up with an app where you can customize your own kicks on the go. If you find some inspiration of colors through art or even a dog toy or something; you can take a picture of it and the app will put the color blends on shoes and you can select and customize each pair through the app. You can even go through your existing photos in your phone and choose colors from wallpaper/personal photos and customize kicks based on that color template. Hopefully the droid will push this app out asap.

Shine Exhibit @ Photographs Do Not Bend

Wednesday, November 4 through November 14

The Shine exhibit at Photographs Do Not Bend (PDNB) offers a unique and interesting look at the art of a shoe shiners hustle. Shine, the first of PDNB’s fall exhibition’s features black and white vintage photos (taken mostly in NYC) of shoe shiners and shoe shine boxes that illustrate young, aggressive salesmen on their journey to success.

“Many stories of successful entrepreneurs started at a young age with the “start-up” shoe shine business. This narrative of a young man’s first plunge into commerce offers a nostalgic look into our own youthful dreams of making our own money.” – PDNB Gallery

more here.

PDNB Gallery | 1202 Dragon | 214.969.1852 |

Butchers, Dragons, Gods and Skeletons @ Kimbell Art

Thursday, October 22 through October 25
Filmmaker Philip Haas has been appointed by the Kimbell Art Museum to create a series of five film installations (The Death of Pentheus, the Butcher’s Shop, Apollo and the Continents, Skeletons Warning Themselves and Arhat Taming the Dragon) based on paintings and objects in the museums permanent collection. Haas elaborates and recreates some of these works and puts a little twist on them. The film installations feature poetic and sensuous moving images that appear on bizarre screen plots that are enhanced by original music, architectural and sculptural effects. These installations allow you to form new vibrant ideas based off the original pieces and are visually pleasing.

Kimbell Art Museum | 3333 Camp Bowie | 817.332.8451 |

Dirty Money: Angels

So this song keeps growin on me day by day. Jacking the Hov beat, on
top with B.I.G. verse and a nice hook; Diddy might be back! Yes I said it,
he hasn't been going as hard since his "No Way Out"-"The Saga Continues" .
Although he is livin by that autotune in this song, ish might be a classic.

Breakin' @ the AA Center

So me and the crewski hit up the AA Center for the Red Bull Sound Clash, and these dudes put on a little show for us. Was able to catch a few clips on the pocket size, wished I could get a some more playtime. Red Bull Sound Clash vids/pics coming soon.

Wale Ft. Pharrell: Inhibitions

New single off Wale's upcoming Attention Deficit dropped yesterday. Real nice to Wale stick to his mixtape roots when he goes mainstream. Album drops October 20th, Wale plans to give folks real hip-hop and not this "disposable" rap that everyone seems to be drooling over.

Attention Deficit Album Artwork