Thursday, October 30, 2014

T-Pain - No "Auto-Tune" Unplugged.

(Video Credit;  T-Pain - "NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert," Undisclosed, USA.)
Posted: by T.FM. Staff. / Written: by T.F.M. Staff. October 29, 2014.

T-Pain's fingerprints are all over pop and R&B and hip-hop.  He wasn't the first musician to use Auto-Tune as an instrument, he noticed it on a Jennifer Lopez remix, and remembers "Deep" well; but it was, as he says, his style.  For a while, in the mid-2000s, he lived at the top of the charts.  He dominated that brief moment of our lives when ringtones were a thing.  He was celebrated as an innovator, and he happily took his talents where he was invited, which was everywhere.

But somewhere along the way, somebody got it twisted.  "People felt like I was using it to sound good," says T-Pain, in an interview that will air on All Things Considered.  "But I was just using it to sound different.”

He just turned 30, but T-Pain has already done enough to drop a greatest hits album next week.  We asked him if he'd grace the Tiny Desk without any embellishment or effects to show what's really made his career: his voice, and those songs. - FRANNIE KELLEY 

"Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')"
"Up Down (Do This All Day)"
"Drankin' Patna"

Producers: Frannie Kelley, Maggie Starbard; Editor: Maggie Starbard; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Videographers: Colin Marshall, Maggie Starbard; Production Assistant: Susan Hale Thomas; photo by Maggie Starbard/NPR.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mack Wilds - Henny (Remix).

(Photo Credit;  Mack Wilds - "Henny" (Remix); Artwork Single, Unknown, USA.)
Posted: by T.F.M. Staff / Written: by T.F.M. Staff. May 15, 2014.

I know we are real late on this one but everyone keeps blowin' us up about the fact that Mack Wilds is "Dixon" from 90210.  Peep the video below for "Henny" (Remix) featuring French Montana, Mobb Deep, and Busta Rhymes.  Mack Wilds has got some skillz and the Mobb Deep "Burn" sample is pure fire.  #ORGANIZEDGRIND

(Video Credit;  Mack Wilds feat. French Montana, Mobb Deep, Busta Rhymes - "Henny" (Remix), Location, N/A.)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Video Mash-Up Release Week - J.T. and M.J. / Dipset.

Posted: by T.FM. Staff. / Written: by T.F.M. Staff. May 14, 2014.

Its been a pretty nice week in regards to video releases recently...  Eminem officially dropped the visuals for "Headlights" fittingly on Mother's Day and now Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake dropped their official video for their collabo entitled "Love Never Felt So Good."  Meanwhile in Harlem today...  Dipset's own Cam'ron and A-Trak officially released the official video for "Dipsh*ts" featuring Juelz Santana as well.  In this week's Mash-Up, both videos are featured.  Check'em both below.  #ORGANIZEDGRIND

(Video Credit;  Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake - "Love Never Felt So Good," Location, N/A.)

(Video Credit;  Cam'ron and A-Trak feat. Juelz Santana - "Dipsh*ts," Harlem, New York, USA.)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Kid Cudi - Holding Us Back As A Culture.

(Video Credit;  Kid Cudi - "The Arsenio Hall Show," Los Angeles, California, USA.)
Posted: by T.FM. Staff. / Written: by T.F.M. Staff. March 16, 2014.

Preach.  No more words needed.  #ORGANIZEDGRIND 

Friday, January 31, 2014

Big Sean - "Ashley" (Explicit) feat. Miguel.

(Video Credit;  Big Sean feat. Miguel - "Ashley," Location, N/A.)
Posted: by T.FM. Staff. / Written: by T.F.M. Staff. January 31, 2014.

Big Sean releases the video for "Ashley" and it immediately gets banned from television.  Vibe Magazine is quoted as saying "Ashley” is definitely the craziest video of Big Sean’s career thus far.”  The video begins with Sean starting off his night with a sexual tryst only to find himself kidnapped by a female serial killer.  Does the G.O.O.D. Music rapper survive the ordeal?  Press play above to find out.  **Explicit Content - Viewer Discretion is Advised : Violence, Nudity, Language.**  #ORGANIZEDGRIND

Shakira feat. Rihanna - "Can't Remember to Forget You."

(Video Credit;  Shakira feat. Rihanna - "Can't Remember to Forget You," Location, N/A.)
Posted: by T.FM. Staff. / Written: by T.F.M. Staff. January 31, 2014.

Music video by Shakira feat. Rihanna performing "Can't Remember to Forget You."  Ladies, the song is worth a listen.  Fellas, the video is worth a watch.  #ORGANIZEDGRIND

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Fat Joe and 50 Cent - "Free Again."

(Photo Credit;  50 Cent / Fat Joe -, Location, N/A.)
Posted: by T.F.M. Staff / Written: by K. Kramer. January 22, 2014.

Although they're two of New York's best-known rap exports, Fat Joe and 50 Cent have not always had the friendliest of history - more accurately, they've had one of the city's biggest beefs.  But after coming together for a Chris Lighty tribute at the BET Awards in 2012, the two have supposedly been on good terms.  Now, facilitated by DJ Kay Slay, who's been releasing a slew of other songs featuring some of New York's finest MCs, the two are finally together on a track.  It's called "Free Again," and it debuted last night on Funkmaster Flex's radio show on Hot 97.  It's full of serious New York bars, as the two reflect on their pasts.  Joe discusses his time in prison ("Shout out to you-know who / Let me f*ck in the chapel.") and 50 lobs some taunts ("The fuck you think I am? Kanye? / I had them wearing vests / Now these n*ggas wear dresses.").  Peep a listen below, it's some of both artists' best work in years.  #ORGANIZEDGRIND