Archive for January 10th, 2010

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Jan
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Videos! Alicia Keys on SNL

Here is Alicia Keys’ performance from SNL last night. Above is “Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart”, which is currently sitting high on my list of guilty pleasures. Below is her cover a very rare electro-funk song called “Balls Out” written by the little known, shunned schizophrenic son of James Brown. Just kidding, it’s “Empire State of Mind Pt 2”, obviously.

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10
Jan
10

Drake’s High School Yearbook Photo


It’s not like this was dug up from some locked vault. Drake actually put this out there himself, which is pretty cool considering a lot of people would probably be a little embarrassed. It’s inspiring to nerds everywhere, and a reminder to the bullies – you never know who that scrawny, nerdy kid sitting next to you in math class is going to become some day. So before you shove him into a locker and steal his lunch money, get his autograph.

Wowwwwwwwwwww! How far we’ve come.

LOL @ break dancer…at least I got 1 out of 2 accomplished.

Credit to OVO

10
Jan
10

Nneka – Who Is Nneka? Video + 3 MP3s

Yesterday I did a post featuring a remix of Nneka‘s “Heartbeat” and it really got me excited about the future of Nneka. Then today I saw this video over at 2DB, and it sealed the deal – I need to post more Nneka. She’s got the kind of style that should appeal to almost everyone and she’s getting just the right amount of buzz. You know, enough to get people excited and spread the word, but not so much that she’s already getting manipulated by expectations. Judging from what I’ve heard, her career could go in a lot of different directions. She could go the route of an eclectic, colorful M.I.A. or Santigold, or she could turn out to be more of a soulful, rootsy Erykah Badu type. Even better, she might just end up being Nneka.

Nneka – The Uncomfortable Truth

Nneka – Walking (J. Period Remix) ft. Jay Electronica | YouSendIt

Nneka – Heartbeat (Chase & Status Remix)