Thursday, December 31, 2009

TuneUp Contest - Win A Copy of TuneUp To Clean Up Your iTunes Library

If you've been to in the past month or so you've probably noticed the ad I'm running in the right hand column for TuneUp Media.  TuneUp is an iTunes application that allows you to clean up your library of music "automagically".  If you've ever downloaded a song from a sketchy file sharing site, then you are probably missing a lot of song and album information (aka metadata) or it might just be labeled incorrectly all together.  You might also be missing album art and although you can add that manually, if you have thousands of songs like I do, it would be very time consuming and frustrating to do it that way.

TuneUp loads on the right hand side of iTunes and can be minimized if needed.  In order to fix songs or album art, all you need to do is highlight them and drag them to the right hand column or you can have TuneUp search for them automatically.   

Timbaland ft. Drake - "Say Something" (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

I thought I would be sick of Drake by now since he seems to release a new song or make another guest appearance almost every other week but it's tough to be mad at him because he just keep making hits.  This latest appearance on Timbaland's "Say Something" Timbaland - Shock Value II - Say Something (feat. Drake) is no exception considering that he carries the entire song with both the rap and the sing song hook.  Dude just keeps killin' it!

The beat is super chill but still gets your head nodding in the way that only Timbaland seems to be able to do.  It's definitely on some other shit but that's how he does it.  Timbo makes the music he wants to make which always seems to be way ahead of it's time and then let's everyone else catch up while he's "On To The Next One".  I haven't had a chance to check out Timbaland's new album Shock Value II Timbaland - Shock Value II yet but hopefully it's on par with the original Shock Value which was on fire from beginning to end. 

If you have heard or bought Shock Value II already, let me know what you think about it in the comments. - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

"The REAL Situation" Ft. The Situation, Snooki, and Pauly D (FUNNY)

Yup. It's another Jersey Shore related post. I can't help it. This is the most addicting train wreck I have ever seen in my life. I just can't get enough of anything that has to do with the show and it's cast.

You've gotta respect The Situation, Snooki and Pauly D at least a little bit.  They don't seem to take themselves too seriously and can even make a joke about their Guido ways.   First it was their fake game show appearance on The Jay Leno Show and now it's this Funny or Die video above making fun of their "characters" on the show. 

I thought The Situation played it well and he even sounded somewhat intelligent for a few seconds.  My favorite part of the video had to be Pauly D's awful British accent which switched to an Australian/Swedish/New Zealand/South African accent half way through the skit.  Classic! - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Fans Throw Foam Fingers Onto the Court During Cavs vs. Lakers Game On Christmas Day (CLASSY)

I didn't catch this madness during the Cavs vs. Lakers game on Christmas Day because I was busy doing family stuff and was banned from watching TV for the most part but all I can say is HOLY SHIT! This is freakin' hysterical and completely out of control. 

The fans were only throwing foam fingers so no one could really get hurt but it's still insane that fans would be throwing anything on the court these days, especially after the debacle in Detroit (aka the Malice in the Palace) just a few years ago. I can't believe this ridiculous behavior happened on Christmas too. Idiots!

You stay classy, Los Angeles! - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

"I'm On a Mac" - Spoof of I'm On a Boat (SEMI-AMUSING)

The "I'm On a Mac" spoof is definitely way better than I expected but nothing can F*** with the original “I’m On a Boat”. That's just an all time classic that can never be duplicated.  I do give these guys credit for their high production values with both the music and video.  Not bad at all.  They actually rapped on beat too which I definitely was not expecting.  Be warned, there’s lots of nerd heavy Mac language but it’s still pretty funny...especially if you own a Mac. 

While we're talking about "I'm On a Boat", we might as well give it another view.  This never gets old! - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Skillz - "2009 Rap Up" (COOL)

Ah yes! The Skillz "2009 Rap Up" is finally here!  He always breaks down the madness and drama of the past year perfectly. I wish he would put out new music more regularly though.. He definitely has some serious "skills" and he's one of my favorite underground/under-the-radar rappers. I never hear a ton of new material from him but maybe it's because he's too busy cashing checks for being a "Ghostwriter".  Go cop his old shit if you've never heard it and are in the mood for some real Hip Hop.

DOWNLOAD Skillz "2009 Rap Up"

The ‘09 Rap Up — Check, Yo Yo
I’m Bout To Put This Thing Again, ‘09 Is Outta Here
20-10 Is In The Building, Time For A New Year (YURP!)
Your Boy Skillz Back On His Grind, Let’s Run It Back And Re-Cap 2009

DC Starts Off The Conversation, Cuz We Was In Yo’ Town For The Inauguration
We Froze Our Asses Off, It Wasn’t Just Me — That Was A Small Price To Pay To See History
Biggie’s Movie Came Out And Got Shine, Ne-Yo And Jim Jones Got Scrappin’ Up In Loui Voutton
TV’s Went Digital, The Government’s Lame; Y’all Bought Them Boxes? To Me The s**t Still Looks The Same
And I Don’t Care About The Fate, Of John & Kate — You Feel Sorry For Anybody It Should Be The Plus 8
Having 7 Siblings Can’t Be Calm, But I’ll Take 20 Of Them Before I Take One Octo-Mom
50 & Rick Ross, That’s A New Level Of Beefin’. Lebron Got Dunked On And He Ain’t Want Us To See It
The News Of Chris & Rihanna Broke In The Streets. T-Pain Got On The Golf Cart And Broke Some Teeth
Tiny & Toya Got A Show? Thats Crazy. Tiny, You Gon’ Get A Second Season? (Yeaa Baby!)
Run DMC They Got Their Own Street, And Jojo Got Caught Trying To Spark That Leaf
Man The Game Is Bananas — For Playing Hip-Hop, Me And Jazzy Jeff Got Kicked Out Of Kansas
Rick Ross’ Shades Was Phony & Fake, And To Re-Newcomer By The Name Of Drake
The Industry Got To Get It In Gear, Cuz Its Bad When A Mixtape Is Really The “Album Of The Year”
And His Vid Wasn’t Bad But I Was Mad At Them Breast I Never Had (Breast I Never Had)
Eminem & Mariah, Sounded Bitter — And We All Took To This New Thing Called Twitter
Where You Could Follow Peeps Just To See What They Say
And If You Want To You Could Follow Me @SkillzVA
Bernie Madolf, He Was Playing For Keeps. Amber Rose Became Famous Without Having To Speak
Black Eyed Peas Rolled Deep, They Blacked Perez Hilton’s Eye And Made Him Pee In The Middle Of The Street
Lil Wayne Did It Big, He Said He Wanted To F- Every Girl In The World And I Think He Did
Chris Brown — Now That’s My Guy, But How He Do An Interview And All Y’all Notice Was The Bow Tie?
The Media Went Hard, Chris You Want Us To Forget Just Say What Really Happened In The Car
Rihanna, She Kept Quiet — Until She Had An Album To Sell But We Still Ain’t Buy It
Mike Vick & A.I. — Back In Action And We Were Shocked By The Loss Of Mr. Michael Jackson
I Never Thought That Star Would Fall To The Ground, Mike Was Huge — The News Shut The Internet Down
Through Your Music, You’ll Live On My Friend And I Know We’ll Never See A Talent Like You Again
I Gotta Man Up, Cuz Even I Was A Fan Of.. The Real House Wives Of Atlanta
I Love Kandy’s Song, But That Kim? (That’s A Dirty Low Down Monkey With A Weave On)
Tardy For The Party Brought Us Some Joy, But It Never Left The Ground — Just Like The Balloon Boy
And To The Parents, I’m Gonna Say Wah-Lah! You Named Him Falcon? But That Don’t Mean He Could Fly
Far As R&B Goes, Trey Songz Is The Guy And I’m A Grown Man, But I’m Scared Of Lady Ga-Ga
Drake’s Knee Kept Saying “Hey Bruh, Just Sit” — And Kanye Snatched The Mic From Taylor Swift
Then The World Couldn’t Stand Him (I’m Really Happy For You — I’ma Let You Finish)
Man I Think He Playing That
The Government, Yea They Think They’re Slick. What Happened To Clash & Clunkers, That s**t Came & Went
The Hangover, Was Funny As Hell.. And So Were The Rappers Who Couldn’t Stay They Ass Out Of Jail
Jay-Z Went On Oprah And Hit Number 1, She Gave Out A Lot Of Chicken, But She Ain’t Give Him None
H1N1 Is Causing Drama — And We Was All Shaking Our Heads At Lil Mama
Like, “Why Was You On Stage? Nobody Gave You A Cue, And With A Head That Big, You Should Have Thought That Through!”
Nicki Minaj Gave Female MC’s Some Help, But If She Signed Your Boob You Should Be Ashamed Of Yourself
Whitney Houston Got Back To Working — And Kids Came Up With This Thing Called “Jerkin”
Where You Take Dancing & Rappin, Combine The Two — Newsflash: That Ain’t Nothing New
Nas & Kelis They Couldn’t Get That Thing Back — Diddy Holla At Me If You Want That Ring Back
Jamie, He Blamed It On The Alcohol And Maybe That’s What Made J-Lo Fall
Health Care Got Passed And That’s Whats Good, But The Idiot Of The Year Is Tiger Woods
(It’s Uh, It’s Tiger..)
Could You Say Fail? Who Else Is Named Tiger? Why Would You Leave The Name On The Voicemail?
He Changed The Game I Suppose — Who Would Have Though He Was Putting 18 Holes
T.I. Came Home, After 7 Months.. I Can’t Watch Monique’s Show, Cuz She Yells Too Much
And We Mourned This Year, I Got To Say — Every Other Day.. Somebody Passed Away
Mr. Magic, Roc Raida, My Man Baatin, Darian, And My Friend A-M
It Was A Very Sad Year To Say The Least, So To Everybody We Lost.. Rest In Peace

Uhh Ya Boy Skillz And I Did It Again, Welcoming Y’all To 2010. - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Kicks 2009 - Boston Celtics Edition

There were a lot of cool looking Christmas colorways on the sneakers of NBA players this year since there were 5 different games to choose from but I was most interested in the Celtics kicks. They already have the green in their uniforms and it makes the most sense for them to wear the Christmas colors.

Here's a quick look at what the players were wearing on their feet on Christmas Day:

Kevin Garnett in the Adidas TS Commander LT

More Pics after the Jump.

DJ Earworm - "United State of Pop 2009 (Blame It on the Pop)" - Mashup of Top 25 Billboard Hits

Now that we are rapidly approaching the end of the year, we are starting to see all of the "Best of 2009" lists for everything from clothing, movies, TV and music. I hit you off with DJ Earworm's "United State of Pop 2008" earlier this year when I stumbled across his incredible mashups. Now we have his latest Mashup video "United State of Pop 2009 (Blame It On the Pop)" which is a mix of the Top 25 Billboard Hits of the year. Once again, it's extremely detailed and the end result was definitely on point.  Dude is nice! 

Here is the tracklist for all of the songs included in the Mega Mashup:

The Black Eyed Peas - BOOM BOOM POW
Lady Gaga - POKER FACE
Lady Gaga Featuring Colby O'Donis - JUST DANCE
The Black Eyed Peas - I GOTTA FEELING
Taylor Swift - LOVE STORY
Jason Mraz - I'M YOURS
Kanye West - HEARTLESS
The All-American Rejects - GIVES YOU HELL
T.I. Featuring Justin Timberlake - DEAD AND GONE
Kings Of Leon - USE SOMEBODY
Keri Hilson Featuring Kanye West & Ne-Yo - KNOCK YOU DOWN
Jamie Foxx Featuring T-Pain - BLAME IT
T.I. Featuring Rihanna - LIVE YOUR LIFE
Soulja Boy Tell 'em Featuring Sammie - KISS ME THRU THE PHONE
Jay Sean Featuring Lil Wayne - DOWN
Miley Cyrus - THE CLIMB
Beyonce - HALO
Katy Perry - HOT N COLD

DOWNLOAD DJ Earworm's "United State of Pop 2009" or visit his official site at - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Alyssa Milano's Jersey Shore Evolution (FUNNY)

DAMN! Who would have thought that Alyssa Milano actually had a sense of humor? She could be J-Wow's sister after transforming into a Jersey Shore Guidet. It makes you wonder how many of these cheesy chicks could actually be attractive if they put a little effort into it. Although, if you did the reverse procedure on J-Wow, I don't think the results would exactly be the same.

In case you didn't realize, this is a parody of the following video that takes a plain looking chick and turns her into a supermodel with the help of some makeup artists and Photoshop:

Peep this video montage with some of the best pics of Alyssa Milano you will ever find on the internet. She's still hot as F***!!! - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Monday, December 28, 2009

Dj RyB Hip Hop Hits Volume 62 Mixtape (DOWNLOAD)

It took a little longer than expected to put together Dj RyB Hip Hop Hits Volume 62 but it actually worked out well because I was able to gather a solid selection of songs to create a dope mix. I thought the end result was pretty solid too. Let me know how you think it turned out in the comments.

Download Dj RyB Hip Hop Hits Volume 62 or subscribe to the Dj RyB podcast in iTunes Dj RyB - and - Dj RyB's Hip Hop Mixtapes - Dj RyB's Hip Hop Mixtapes


1) Better Believe It - Lil Boosie ft Young Jeezy Lil Boosie - Better Believe It (feat. Young Jeezy & Webbie) - Single - Better Believe It (feat. Young Jeezy & Webbie)
2) Money To Blow - Birdman ft Drake and Lil Wayne Birdman, Lil Wayne & Drake - Pricele$$ (Deluxe Edition) - Money to Blow
3) 5 Star (Remix) - Yo Gotti ft Gucci Mane Trina and Lil Boosie Yo Gotti - 5 Star (Remix) [feat. Gucci Mane, Trina & Nickie Minaj] - Single - 5 Star (Remix) [feat. Gucci Mane, Trina & Nickie Minaj]
4) Steady Mobbin - Lil Wayne Ft. Gucci Mane Young Money & Gucci Mane - We Are Young Money - Steady Mobbin
5) Bed Rock - Young Money ft Lloyd Young Money - BedRock (feat. Lloyd) - Single - BedRock (feat. Lloyd)
6) Wasted - Gucci Mane ft Plies Gucci Mane - Wasted (Remix) [feat. Plies] - Single - Wasted (Remix) [feat. Plies]
7) Gotta Get It - Juvenile Juvenile - Cocky and Confident (Deluxe Version) - Gotta Get It
8) I'm Good - Clipse ft Pharell Clipse - Til the Casket Drops - I'm Good (feat. Pharrell)
9) Popular Demand (Popeyes) - Clipse ft Cam'Ron Clipse - Til the Casket Drops - Popular Demand (Popeyes) [feat. Cam'ron and Pharrell]
10) Catalina - Raekwon & Lyfe Jennings Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. 2 - Catalina
11) I'm Going In - Drake ft Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy
12) The One - Slaughterhouse ft. the New Royales Slaughterhouse - Slaughterhouse (Bonus Track Version) - The One (feat. the New Royales)
13) Big Money - The Game Game - Big Money - Single - Big Money
14) On To The Next One - Jay-Z ft Swizz Beatz Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3 - On to the Next One (feat. Swizz Beatz)
15) Fed Up - DJ Khaled ft Usher, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross and Drake DJ Khaled - Fed Up (feat. Usher, Drake, Rick Ross & Young Jeezy) - Single - Fed Up (feat. Usher, Drake, Rick Ross & Young Jeezy)
16) I Wanna Rock - Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg - I Wanna Rock - Single - I Wanna Rock
17) I Get Paper (Remix) - Drake ft Kevin Cossom
18) Back To The Crib - Juelz Santana ft Chris Brown Juelz Santana - Back to the Crib (feat. Chris Brown) - Single - Back to the Crib
19) Baby By Me - 50 Cent ft Ne-Yo 50 Cent - Before I Self Destruct (Deluxe Version) - Baby By Me (feat. Ne-Yo)
20) Gangsta Luv - Snoop Dogg ft The Dream Snoop Dogg - Gangsta Luv (feat. The-Dream) - Single - Gangsta Luv (feat. The-Dream) - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Baron Davis No-Look Alley Oop to DeAndre Jordan vs. Celtics (SICK)

I hope you didn't stay up late last night to watch the Celtics play the Clippers like I did because it was a real disappointment. The Celtics were in the lead most of the game and then they let the Clippers come back and win with a buzzer beater by Baron Davis. Ugh.

The Clippers also had the play of the night (other than the buzzer beater) when Davis made a spin dribble move at the free throw line and then threw a no-look alley oop to DeAndre Jordan for a sick dunk (above). DAMN! That was just nasty!  I can't even get mad at something like that.  It was just an unbelievable play. 

Rondo was hitting some crazy shots and floaters in the lane and had a pretty nice game with 20 Pts. but he also missed 2 free throws with one second left on the clock that could have given the Celtics the lead.  WTF happened Rondo?!?!  No one else on the Celtics even had over 13 points which does not help the cause.  I love Rondo but he should never be the leading scorer.  That is never a good sign. 

Doc Rivers was also playing Tony Allen, Scalabrine and Big Baby way too many minutes, although Tony and BBD both looked pretty good.  Somehow Scal and BBD have catapulted over Sheldon Williams (who saw zero minutes again) in the rotation even though he provided a spark off the bench for some solid rebounding, defense and even a little offense down low earlier in the season. Scal has proven absolutely nothing to me to signify that he should be getting minutes over Williams or anyone for that mater. It's gotten to the point where I am starting to think Scal has some Tiger Woods type blackmail material on Doc because there is absolutely no reason why he should be getting ANY playing time, yet alone 20-25 minutes. He F***** SUCKS!!! - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Kim Kardashian's Carl's Jr. Commercial (MAKING SALAD SEXY)

WOW!  That was UNBELIEVABLE! This new Carl's Jr. commercial starring Kim Kardashian definitely just jumped into my Top 5 favorite commercials of 2009. I will give Carl's Jr. some props because they definitely know how to sell their product! Just take a look at the Paris Hilton and Audrina Patridge commercials.  UNREAL! 

I just wish they had some Carl's Jr. restaurants on the East Coast so I could see this commercial randomly throughout the day.  That would just make my day and possibly get me to make a visit to buy some fat inducing burgers.   

MERRY CHRISTMAS MOFO's!!! - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Ryan Leslie - "You're Not My Girl" (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Ryan Leslie's new single "You're Not My Girl" has been out for awhile now but I'm really just starting to get into it lately. It's a dope R&B track that has that throwback feel. The more I hear it, the more I like it.  I feel like this should be a bigger hit than it is right now but maybe it will just take some time to build. 

Ryan Leslie is probably one of the more underrated R&B artists in the game right now. You really don't hear much about him (which could be the label's fault) but he keeps putting out solid material and great singles with each album.  He put out his first album Ryan Leslie Ryan Leslie - Ryan Leslie and second album Transition Ryan Leslie - Transition within 9 months of each other and both in 2009.  That's on some DMX ish!  Dude is puttin' in work! 

"How It Was Supposed To Be" Ryan Leslie - Ryan Leslie - How It Was Supposed to Be is one of his best tracks. The hook is catchy as hell and the beat is on point.  This version adds a little extra guitar to the original mix but it definitely works:

"Diamond Girl" Ryan Leslie - Ryan Leslie - Diamond Girl is also another one of my favorites.  Once again, it's a very catchy hook and has a sick beat that will get you bobbin' your head. 

I'm not a huge fan of "Addiction" (featuring Cassie and Fabolous) Ryan Leslie - Addiction (feat. Cassie & Fabolous) - Single - Addiction but it's still a decent track and it's starting to grow on me. I think they would have been better off with someone that was a better singer than Cassie but what can you do.  The ladies definitely seem to like this one so that's probably all that matters. - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Snooki Street Fighter (JERSEY SHORE)

Something like this was bound to happen. The footage of Snooki getting smashed by some random dude on MTV's Jersey Shore was too good for internet nerds to pass up. Remixing it with the classic video game Street Fighter just took it to the next level.  The only thing missing was the "SHORYUKEN!" (I always thought it was HAYOUKID!) thing that Ryu would yell before beating the crap out of someone.  I used to freakin' love that game. 

Anyway, I feel really bad for Snooki getting drilled like that and it was definitely not cool for that guy to hit her but I think even she might find this parody a little funny at this point.  It was weak that MTV didn't show the actual fight footage on the last episode though.  I didn't see the point of leaving it out if everyone already saw it on the internet anyway. 

Here is another parody with the same idea but this one uses Mike Tyson's Punch Out!  Not bad. - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

First Official Iron Man 2 Trailer (COOL)

This new trailer for Iron Man 2 definitely got me hyped up. This looks like it could be as good as the first if not better. The problem is the movie doesn't hit theaters until May 7th, 2010. WTF?!?!? Why are you getting me all fired up like that and then making me wait 5 months?!?! That's some WEAK ISH! - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Boyz II Men Rocks It Acapella On "The Sing-Off" (COOL)

I don't watch "The Sing-Off" because I'm not a chick but there was actually something kind of cool that happened during last night's episode which I found out through the wonders of the internet. Boyz II Men showed up (sans Michael McCary) and performed an acapella of "Yesterday" and "End of the Road".  They sounded awesome and almost like old times except for the fact that they were missing McCary's bass that really completes their sound.  It was still a great performance though.  

Boyz II Men is still one of my favorite R&B groups of all time.  They have and amazing sound that is very unique when compared to groups of the past 20 years.  If you sent them back in time, they could have easily made hits with all of the greats on Motown Records.   They also have an amazing catalog of hit songs that I somehow seem to forget about until one starts playing on iTunes randomly and I start singing along.

I'm surprised that these guys have faded away a little bit over the past 10 years or so but I could easilly see them making a resurgence with some new material.  Their sound is timeless and they will always be stars in the music business as long as they want to keep making music.  It sounds like all 4 members are going to reunite in 2011 for a 20 year anniversary album.  That's definitely something to look forward to and I'm sure they won't disappoint with that one.

While we're here, we might as well take a look at some of their best joints.  "Motown Philly" was my JAM back in middle school!  It's still nasty as hell too! (Look for The Roots' ?uestlove on the drums at 1:38. So random!)

"Thank You" was also one of my favorite tracks on their second album "II"

More old school Boyz II Men vids after the jump.

"Dunkin' On That Reindeer" - KRS-One, Lupe Fiasco and the Kobe & LeBron Puppets (AWESOME NIKE COMMERCIALS)

Oh man! This is hysterical! Just when I thought the Kobe and LeBron Puppet commercials were starting to fall off, they come hard with a nasty rap video starring KRS-One as Santa and Lupe Fiasco as Blitzen. SICK!

The song is on point with the throwback reference to Boogie Down Production's "The Bridge Is Over" and they even chopped and screwed the LeBron puppet saying "Dunkin' On That Reindeer! Dun-Dunkin' On That Reindeer"!  HA HA!  LOVE IT!!!

Here are two other commercials giving Santa and Blitzen their individual shine on the M.I.C.  No disrespect to Santa but I thought Blitzen killed it and took it to the next level with that sick dance.  That's what's up!  

Santa Raps:

Blitzen Raps: - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Nike Air Max 90 Premium "Laser Blue" w/ Ostrich Leather (FRESH)

The new Nike Air Max 90 "Laser Blue" is one of the best new AM90 colorways that I've seen in a long time. The "Laser Blue" (almost Carolina Blue?) really jumps off of the black, white and gray colors on the rest of the shoe. The black mudguard is made with Ostrich Leather just like the Premium Infrared Air Max 90's that released in late 2008.  It's defintiely a nice touch on an already great looking shoe.  

No word on when and where these will be released but it sounds like they will be available in Nike Sportswear retailers very soon.  They were recently available at but have already sold out. - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Monday, December 21, 2009

Rakim - Euphoria" Ft. Styles P, Jadakiss & Busta Rhymes (DOPE)

It's possible you may have missed the release of Rakim's new album "The Seventh Seal" because it completely fell under the radar somehow.  It quietly released a few weeks ago and the only reason why I knew it had dropped was because I happened to be in the new Hip Hop releases section in iTunes. 

If you haven't heard or bought the album yet, I recommend that you do so immediately.  It's by far one of the best Hip Hop albums of 2009 and it won't disappoint any true Rakim fan or Hip Hop head.  Ra brings the heat as usual and makes you forget about the Dr. Dre debacle or the fact that he has made us all wait a full decade for a new album.

Every track is bumpin' and you won't want to fast forward any tracks in fear of missing that next quotable from one of the G.O.A.T.'s.  It's one of those albums that you pop on for the first time and then immediately put it on repeat and listen to it all the way through again.  It's that hot!  To check out some more in depth reviews, click here, here or here (check the comments on this last one for the "real" review).  

DOWNLOAD Rakim's "The Seventh Seal" now from Rakim - The Seventh Seal

The track "Euphoria" isn't even on the album (although it should have been) but it's a perfect example of what you can expect to hear from a still hungry Rakim.  Jadakiss, Styles P and Busta definitely came hard as well.

Rakim - Euphoria" Ft. Styles P, Jadakiss & Busta Rhymes - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Eddie House's Amazing Play vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (UNREAL)

I completely forgot that the Celtics were playing last night so I didn't catch most of the game until late in the 4th quarter. It turns out I missed one of the best highlights of the season when Eddie House made a steal and then saved the ball from going out of bounds with a behind the back pass to Tony Allen for a sick dunk in Corey Brewer's face and the foul.

WOW! That was SICK!!! - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

Air Jordan IX Citrus (CRISPY)

The Air Jordan IX might be one of the most underrated designs of the entire Air Jordan collection.  A lot of people would consider it to be one of the Top 10 Air Jordan's but it never seems to get mentioned in random conversations unless you force people to start listing their favorites.  It might be on the lower end of the list but it's still there.  It's like the Rodney Dangerfield of Air Jordan's.  It gets no respect. 

The Black/Citrus/White Colorway is expected to drop at some point in the Summer of 2010. These are really fresh and clean with the very underused Citrus Orange highlights. The bright orange really pops off of both the black and white areas of the shoe. These would be perfect for a die hard Syracuse fan or anyone looking to diversify the colorways in their sneaker collection.

I would love to see the Air Jordan IX come out in a few more colorways, especially the original White/Black/Red that we've seen on the Air Force One Fusions recently.

The Powder Blue (aka Carolina Blue) colorway will be releasing next year as well.  Hopefully there will be a few more surprises along the way that we haven't heard about yet. I will definitely be copping a few pairs of the Nine's in 2010.  Even I have slept on the AJ IX because I don't even have one pair in my collection. Not Cool! - Addicted to Sneakers, Sports, Hip Hop and Gadgets

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