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EMPT Classics: Say Goodbye to Hollywood

No I’m not leaving LA but I was curating the music for a latin restaurant called Paladar Latin Kitchen this morning and I came across one of my al time favorite songs – La Fama by Hector Lavoe. The song is about Fame and all it’s complexities, a salsa classic. In this world, when you chase something […]

Kanye West – Bound 2 (Feat. Charlie Wilson)

Bound to falling in love…” The only true love I’ve ever known is the love I have for my family and the love I have for music. Music is everything I know jack, it’s gotten me everything I have and dictated pretty much all the major decisions I’ve made in my life. I’m in a […]

Big Sean feat. Jay-Z & Kanye West – Clique

Big Sean is on total fire these days and I for one am a complete fan.  He has managed to come from the bottom ranks of the music business to the top in what has surely not been the smoothest of rides.  Signed to Kanye‘s GOOD Music label in 2007, and then Def Jam Recordings […]

Treat My First Like My Last & My Last Like My First

I’m just, tryin to stay above water y’know Just stay busy, stay workin Puff told me like, the key to this joint The key to staying on top of things is treat everything like it’s your first project, know what I’m saying? Like it’s your first day like back when you was an intern Like, that’s […]

Ghostface Killah: “Watch The Throne” (Album Review)

With the exception of the Q-Tip produced That’s My Bitch we posted a while back, you may be wondering why we haven’t even mentioned Kanye & Jay-Z’s self-proclaimed “sophisticated ignorance,” and well the reasons are just to vast to get into. However, my boy Nate sent me an hilarious/amazing review by one of “Wu-Tangs elite” […]

Kevin Casey’s Sample Saturday – Gil Scott-Heron et Kanye West

On Friday afternoon, we lost one of the true originators of this thing called hip-hop.  Gil Scott-Heron was an accomplished poet, musician, and author, known mostly for his performances in spoken word during the 1970′s and 80′s.  The album pictured above, was in reality the first instance of the hip-hop genre in recorded fashion.  Over […]

Cris Cab – All of the Lights (Cover)

Cris Cabs cover of this song is the best one of heard thus far and I hate to say for all the Kanye fans but I like it better than the original. The production manages to blend elements of ska and modern hip hop to perfection and there’s enough bass to make the pavement crank […]