May, 2019

Pandaraps drops 2 singles “Kornflakes” and “Everybody’s Pritty”

By teckzilla Word Is Bond
experimental rapper Pandaraps shares 2 singles with us as follows.

“Kornflakes” has a laid back, soothing vibe that fits Pandaraps’ stream of consciousness flow and lyrics which he says came to life while he was tripping on acid. He dwells on the fact that his time and place in this music scene is temporary. Somewhat morbid but thought to provoke.  The song features kid wolf on the hook and is produced by Gny out of the Philippines.
Get it on Spotify

 
“Everybody’s Pritty” goes for a more lo-fi/soulful vibe and sees the unorthodox rapper rapping about nature, food and a whole lot of things that matter to him.
Both songs are taken from his second EP Sometimes I Eat When I Feel Bored on Spotify
 
Keep up with Pandaraps   | Soundcloud: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram

By teckzilla Word Is Bond

experimental rapper Pandaraps shares 2 singles with us as follows.

“Kornflakes” has a laid back, soothing vibe that fits Pandaraps’ stream of consciousness flow and lyrics which he says came to life while he was tripping on acid. He dwells on the fact that his time and place in this music scene is temporary. Somewhat morbid but thought to provoke.  The song features kid wolf on the hook and is produced by Gny out of the Philippines.

Get it on Spotify

 

“Everybody’s Pritty” goes for a more lo-fi/soulful vibe and sees the unorthodox rapper rapping about nature, food and a whole lot of things that matter to him.

Both songs are taken from his second EP Sometimes I Eat When I Feel Bored on Spotify

 

Keep up with Pandaraps   | Soundcloud: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram

The Allergies get down with the funk on “2 Much!” Feat. Andy Cooper

By teckzilla Word Is Bond

 
The Allergies team up with Andy Cooper on the ultra-funky jam titled “2 Much!”. Blending classic jazz elements, 90s hiphop and a whole lot of funk, the listener is taken through an energetic cruise with solid rapid-fire raps and neck snapping grooves.
 
Hit the play button and get familiar.
 
Keep up with  The Allergies | Soundcloud: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram

By teckzilla Word Is Bond

 

The Allergies team up with Andy Cooper on the ultra-funky jam titled “2 Much!”. Blending classic jazz elements, 90s hiphop and a whole lot of funk, the listener is taken through an energetic cruise with solid rapid-fire raps and neck snapping grooves.

 

Hit the play button and get familiar.

 

Keep up with  The Allergies | Soundcloud: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram

Daniel "Booby" Gibson Talks Divorce From Keyshia Cole & Says "There's Not A Chance" They'd Ever Get Back Together

Aside from appearing on Love & Hip Hop Hollywood, former NBA star Daniel "Booby" Gibson has laid low. His name has made headlines as it's been connected with the yearslong divorce from Keyshia Cole. As she's preparing to give birth to her baby that she shares with new boyfriend Niko Khalé, Gibson tells The Domenick Nati Show that he doesn't harbor any ill will to his estranged wife and wishes her nothing but the best. He did, however, want to clear up rumors about their pending divorce."There were some things in there that wasn't finalized, but we both have came to agreements on it as far as like, seeing DJ and making sure it's split down the middle in terms of our time with him and where he stays weekly," Gibson said. "That's pretty much it. So, it's done, it's just a matter of it being filed and presented to the court. We've all came to an agreement on what we want."Chris Chambers/Getty ImagesWhen asked if there would ever be a chance that he and Keyshia would ever get back together, Gibson made it clear: "Absolutely not! There's no chance." He does say that he and Keyshia do have contact with one another because they have to co-parent. "Anything outside of that is dead. There's nothing else there." He has a new girlfriend named Sinfony Rosales who he's been dating for "six months to a year." According to Gibson, they're taking things slow.Contrary to previous reports, Gibson denies claims that he and his ex have ever been in a custody battle and he says neither has requested money or support from the other. "I've never came out and said anything negative about her and never will. Outside of her telling that I cheated on her, she hasn't really either. That's just not how we rock. We've never wanted anything from the other person."Check out what else Gibson had to say about his former Love & Hip Hop Hollywood castmates and LeBron James not making it to the NBA Playoffs this year below.

Aside from appearing on Love & Hip Hop Hollywood, former NBA star Daniel “Booby” Gibson has laid low. His name has made headlines as it’s been connected with the yearslong divorce from Keyshia Cole. As she’s preparing to give birth to her baby that she shares with new boyfriend Niko Khalé, Gibson tells The Domenick Nati Show that he doesn’t harbor any ill will to his estranged wife and wishes her nothing but the best. He did, however, want to clear up rumors about their pending divorce.

“There were some things in there that wasn’t finalized, but we both have came to agreements on it as far as like, seeing DJ and making sure it’s split down the middle in terms of our time with him and where he stays weekly,” Gibson said. “That’s pretty much it. So, it’s done, it’s just a matter of it being filed and presented to the court. We’ve all came to an agreement on what we want.”


Chris Chambers/Getty Images

When asked if there would ever be a chance that he and Keyshia would ever get back together, Gibson made it clear: “Absolutely not! There’s no chance.” He does say that he and Keyshia do have contact with one another because they have to co-parent. “Anything outside of that is dead. There’s nothing else there.” He has a new girlfriend named Sinfony Rosales who he’s been dating for “six months to a year.” According to Gibson, they’re taking things slow.

Contrary to previous reports, Gibson denies claims that he and his ex have ever been in a custody battle and he says neither has requested money or support from the other. “I’ve never came out and said anything negative about her and never will. Outside of her telling that I cheated on her, she hasn’t really either. That’s just not how we rock. We’ve never wanted anything from the other person.”

Check out what else Gibson had to say about his former Love & Hip Hop Hollywood castmates and LeBron James not making it to the NBA Playoffs this year below.

Kehlani Reflects On The Joys Of Motherhood While In The Studio

Back in March, Kehlani gave birth to her first child, Adeya Nomi, and over the past few weeks, the singer has been showing her fans just how in love she is with her daughter. Having a child is always a life-changing event so it’s no surprise that Kehlani would have so many strong feelings towards the person who will depend on her the most for years to come. While Kehlani is still learning about the challenges that come with being a new mother, the “Honey” singer is still very much focused on music and has plans for a brand new album which she is in the midst of working on.

From the looks of her latest Instagram post, it appears as though Adeya Nomi is being exposed to the world of music as Khelani posted a picture of the two hanging out in the studio for some quality mother/daughter time.

“The best job at the best job. new music coming i promise,” Kehlani wrote in her caption. The singer also joked in the comments that “[her] bicep looks RIPPED it’s cuz it’s pressed against [her] body.”

As of right now, there is no timetable for the release of her next album although it’s clear she’ll be splitting her time in the studio with mommy duties. For now, the two look very happy and that’s all that matters.

Draymond Green Trolls Drake With OVO Hoodie While Walking In Toronto

Draymond Green and Drake got into a bit of a heated exchange at the end of Game 1 of the NBA Finals last night as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors by a score of 118-109. Drake and Green got into each other’s faces and it appeared as though Drake called him “trash” as he was walking away. Green was the only player to pick up a triple-double in last night’s game, although he did let Pascal Siakim drop 32 points on his head, so maybe there was some credence to what Drake had to say.

After the game, Green downplayed the exchange between the two and now that a new day is upon us, he has decided to keep the trolling alive. Green took to the streets of Toronto where he donned a red OVO hoodie and posted the video to his Instagram story. Perhaps this was a dig at how Drake wore a Dell Curry Raptors jersey who is, of course, the father of Steph Curry.

Draymond hasn’t posted about whether or not he was approached by any Raptors fans as there will surely be someone out there who recognizes him. With the Raptors trying to win their first NBA Title, Green isn’t exactly the most popular person in the city right now. 

It will be interesting to see how Drake decides to troll the Warriors next game. Maybe a Kevin Durant New York Knicks jersey would do the trick. 

The Allergies get down with the funk on “2 Much!” Feat. Andy Cooper

By teckzilla Word Is Bond

 

The Allergies team up with Andy Cooper on the ultra-funky jam titled “2 Much!”. Blending classic jazz elements, 90s hiphop and a whole lot of funk, the listener is taken through an energetic cruise with solid rapid-fire raps and neck snapping grooves.

 

Hit the play button and get familiar.

 

Keep up with  The Allergies | Soundcloud: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram

Paris Jackson Exchanges Promise Rings With Boyfriend Gabriel Glenn

Paris Jackson is the daughter of Michael Jackson and over the years, she has faced quite a few hardships including just two months ago when it was reported that she had attempted suicide and was hospitalizedJackson eventually denied the suicide attempt and even refused to go to rehab. Through all of these hardships, Jackson has had her boyfriend Gabriel Glenn by her side, who has been a source of inspiration for her. Just last month, the two celebrated their first anniversary together and now it appears as though they will be taking their relationship to the next level.

Sources close to the couple told Page Six that the two have exchanged promise rings and that these rings are symbolic of the marriage they’ll eventually have. The insider explained that they aren’t getting married in the near future but as far as long term plans go, they will be walking down the aisle a few years from now. 

Back in April, Jackson marked their one-year anniversary with a celebratory Instagram post in which she said “you’re the light of my life. thank you for making me the happiest and luckiest girl in the world. happy anniversary baby ♥️ can’t wait for another trip around the sun.”

Now that the two seem to be planning the next stages of their lives, perhaps Paris will finally find the peace she has been seeking these past few months.

Jim Jones – “El Capo” (Album Review)

Jim Jones is a legendary rapper from the Bronx who came up as a member of The Diplomats at the beginning of the decade. He released a few decent albums throughout the 2000s, but he went off the radar after 2011’s Capo. It wasn’t until last year’s Wasted Talent that he would make his comeback & now a year later, he’s delivering his 7th full-length album with The Heatmakerz producing it in it’s entirety.

The album kicks off with “Cristal Ocassions”, where he talks about his rise from nothing to fame over a soulful boom bap beat. The next track “Love of the Hustle” recalls his drug dealing deals over a minimalist beat while the song “Make No Issues of It” brushes off ignorance over some harmonious background vocals. The track “NYC” with Fat Joe pays tribute to their hometown over a joyous beat while the song “Good Die Young” is a tribute to all of the homies he lost over a beautiful soul sample. The track “State of the Union” with Rick Ross sees the 2 getting conscious over a mellow beat while the song “Pity in the Summer” with Cam’ron & Fred the Godson is a decent club banger.

The track “My Era” with Maino reflects on their pasts over some prominent drums with a soul sample in the background while the song “Nothing Lasts” with Fabolous vents on some life issues over an infectious beat. The track “Cocaine Dreamin’” with Dave East talks about how their lives a like a movie over a boom bap beat with a sped-up vocal sample. The track “Mama I Made It” with Cam is of course a triumphant success anthem with a nice church choir while the song “To Whom It May Concern” is a fantastic Dipset/Griselda posse cut. The track “Sports Cars” is all about just that with a decent beat & a perfect Curren$y verse & while “Song Boxing” is short, it’s very cutthroat. The penultimate track “Bread Right” boasts about his money over a dreamy beat & then the album finishes with “Don’t Know What They Took Him For”, where Jim gets with Jadakiss & Philthy Rich to talk about death over a soulful beat.

Overall, this is easily Jim’s best work yet. There are way too many features, but a good chunk of them do their thing. And on top of that, Jim steps his pen-game up & The Heatmakerz show why they’re one of the most underrated producers ever.

Score: 7/10

Kanye West's David Letterman Interview: 6 Takeaways

Kanye West was featured as a guest on the first episode of the new season of David Letterman’s Netflix interview show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. In the show Letterman brings a surprise guest onstage for each episode, unbeknownst to the audience. The following is a list of things we learned from the West interview, a rare long form discussion with the semi-reclusive West at a time when his public presence can be described as at best troublesome.Roy Rochlin/Getty Images1. Kanye still demands reverenceBefore the interview Letterman is visibly shaken, turning to the camera to express his nervousness. West, though perhaps less popular now than he’s been since the beginning of his career, is known for volatile yet compelling interviews where he tends to control the narrative. Letterman is one of the best interviewers out there, but even he takes pause because of the weight of Kanye’s presence.2. Kanye is ready to talk about his mental healthAfter being forcibly hospitalized for a public breakdown two years ago, Kanye was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. In the interview he speaks candidly about the disease, telling Letterman that he believes the public stigma surrounding the disorder prevents sufferers from being properly treated. He describes his episodes as becoming “ramped up,” and offers some levity as he jokes that TMZ refers to such behavior as “acting erratic.” He offers great insights into the uncontrollable and terrifying nature of the disease but falters a bit when he claims that medication inhibits his creativity, a misconception that Letterman wisely pushes back against.3. He has some thoughts about the #MeToo movement.Kanye equates the #MeToo movement to a one-sided war where “when someone bombs first,”-- referring to women’s accusations-- “the war is over.” When West says that he’s afraid #MeToo has men constantly living in fear, Letterman points out that “it’s not equal by any equation to the fear women feel being the other side of that.” West seems to concede this point. He backtracks a little, saying “I’m definitely supportive of the women.”4. He’s doubling down on the Trump thingKanye is a noted Donald Trump supporter, though his support seems to be less politically motivated than inspired by Kanye’s constant need to stand in opposition to what he feels is a controlling world with thought monitors acting as de facto enforcers. He repeats his admission that he didn’t vote while calling liberals “bullies” and equates public reaction to his MAGA hat with being beaten up in high school for wearing the wrong thing. Letterman comes alive during this segment, masterfully working around West’s baseless claims of renegade thinking by suggesting, in so many words, that the real bully is in fact the spineless man in the White House.5. He's still seeking creative influence in unexpected placesThroughout the interview West references James Turrel, a light based artist whose 41 year-old Roden Crater project, an experiential light based installation in Arizona’s painted desert, West donated 10 million dollars to. He talks about his connection with Turrell’s artistic pursuit alongside descriptions of what he seeks to create with his clothing design and music. He also references the late Andy Kaufman, a comedian known for his willingness to never break character in order to deliver a bit. “I’d far rather be an Andy Kaufman than the majority of the way people are letting the media pushing them around. I’m in front of the joke, the joke is on everyone else,” West says. Maybe this explains the Trump fandom, but this writer wouldn’t recommend getting ones hopes up for any sort of reveal of a performance art style master plan.6. He’s as polarizing as everKanye has long divided the public, dazzling listeners with music that pushes the boundaries of the art to heretofore unseen places and changing the game with every release. He also has an uncanny knack for coupling this savant-like genius with exceptionally boneheaded behavior. Some might claim this difficulty adds to his appeal, but general consensus holds that Kanye is a self-obsessed figure with a dangerously persistent God Complex. The interview has been covered across the internet in predictably breathless fashion, with critics finding as much to pick apart as advocated have fodder for further deification. Kanye seems to be aware of this and play into it perfectly, offering pearls of brilliance and empathy mixed with irresponsible musings. The interview is like most late period West experiences, mixing the outlandish and regrettable with glimmers of hope that the artist who used to balance revolutionary music with astute opinions about politics and life is still in there somewhere. His textured take on mental health is a good sign, but his turn to Trumpism is deflating. The defining theme of the interview, and perhaps West’s entire career, is that he’ll continue to demand our attention, but only sometimes give us what we want.

Kanye West was featured as a guest on the first episode of the new season of David Letterman’s Netflix interview show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. In the show Letterman brings a surprise guest onstage for each episode, unbeknownst to the audience. The following is a list of things we learned from the West interview, a rare long form discussion with the semi-reclusive West at a time when his public presence can be described as at best troublesome.

Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

1. Kanye still demands reverence

Before the interview Letterman is visibly shaken, turning to the camera to express his nervousness. West, though perhaps less popular now than he’s been since the beginning of his career, is known for volatile yet compelling interviews where he tends to control the narrative. Letterman is one of the best interviewers out there, but even he takes pause because of the weight of Kanye’s presence.


2. Kanye is ready to talk about his mental health

After being forcibly hospitalized for a public breakdown two years ago, Kanye was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. In the interview he speaks candidly about the disease, telling Letterman that he believes the public stigma surrounding the disorder prevents sufferers from being properly treated. He describes his episodes as becoming “ramped up,” and offers some levity as he jokes that TMZ refers to such behavior as “acting erratic.” He offers great insights into the uncontrollable and terrifying nature of the disease but falters a bit when he claims that medication inhibits his creativity, a misconception that Letterman wisely pushes back against.


3. He has some thoughts about the #MeToo movement.

Kanye equates the #MeToo movement to a one-sided war where “when someone bombs first,”– referring to women’s accusations– “the war is over.” When West says that he’s afraid #MeToo has men constantly living in fear, Letterman points out that “it’s not equal by any equation to the fear women feel being the other side of that.” West seems to concede this point. He backtracks a little, saying “I’m definitely supportive of the women.”


4. He’s doubling down on the Trump thing

Kanye is a noted Donald Trump supporter, though his support seems to be less politically motivated than inspired by Kanye’s constant need to stand in opposition to what he feels is a controlling world with thought monitors acting as de facto enforcers. He repeats his admission that he didn’t vote while calling liberals “bullies” and equates public reaction to his MAGA hat with being beaten up in high school for wearing the wrong thing. Letterman comes alive during this segment, masterfully working around West’s baseless claims of renegade thinking by suggesting, in so many words, that the real bully is in fact the spineless man in the White House.


5. He’s still seeking creative influence in unexpected places

Throughout the interview West references James Turrel, a light based artist whose 41 year-old Roden Crater project, an experiential light based installation in Arizona’s painted desert, West donated 10 million dollars to. He talks about his connection with Turrell’s artistic pursuit alongside descriptions of what he seeks to create with his clothing design and music. He also references the late Andy Kaufman, a comedian known for his willingness to never break character in order to deliver a bit. “I’d far rather be an Andy Kaufman than the majority of the way people are letting the media pushing them around. I’m in front of the joke, the joke is on everyone else,” West says. Maybe this explains the Trump fandom, but this writer wouldn’t recommend getting ones hopes up for any sort of reveal of a performance art style master plan.


6. He’s as polarizing as ever

Kanye has long divided the public, dazzling listeners with music that pushes the boundaries of the art to heretofore unseen places and changing the game with every release. He also has an uncanny knack for coupling this savant-like genius with exceptionally boneheaded behavior. Some might claim this difficulty adds to his appeal, but general consensus holds that Kanye is a self-obsessed figure with a dangerously persistent God Complex. The interview has been covered across the internet in predictably breathless fashion, with critics finding as much to pick apart as advocated have fodder for further deification. Kanye seems to be aware of this and play into it perfectly, offering pearls of brilliance and empathy mixed with irresponsible musings. 


The interview is like most late period West experiences, mixing the outlandish and regrettable with glimmers of hope that the artist who used to balance revolutionary music with astute opinions about politics and life is still in there somewhere. His textured take on mental health is a good sign, but his turn to Trumpism is deflating. The defining theme of the interview, and perhaps West’s entire career, is that he’ll continue to demand our attention, but only sometimes give us what we want.

Ouija Macc – “Resistance: The Walk to Wasteland” (Mixtape Review)

Ouija Macc is a rapper from Las Vegas, Nevada who came up as 1/2 of Swag Toof. The duo eventually had a falling a couple years back & that led Ouija to signing with Psychopathic Records in 2017. He made a pretty solid debut last May with Gutterwater, following it up not too long after 2 mixtapes: Waterdamage & 50 Shades of Dead. However to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of his debut, he’s continuing his grind with his 3rd mixtape & longtime collaborator Devereaux producing it in it’s entirety.
The album kicks off with “Controller 17,” where Ouija is dissing an unknown rapper over an eerie beat. The next track “Infinight” talks about shooting out the sun over a druggy trap beat while the song “Lil Monster” gets murderous over a nocturnal trap beat. The track “1700 MPH” has a decent beat, but I love how Ouija disses his haters & that he speeds up his flow during the hook. The song “Dead Diary” is a horrific trap metal fusion & while the track “Randall’s Law” gets murderous, it sounds unfinished. The song “Mayday, Mayday, Mayday” continues the lyrical themes of the previous cut over a haunting trap beat & while the track “Hater Exterminator” pretty much speaks for itself over an ominous trap beat, the hook is annoying.

The song “Gary in the Gravedigger” talks about hustling over an alluring trap beat while the track “Benz Boys” with R I L E Y showcases a pretty decent chemistry between the 2 over a Halloween-esque trap beat. The song “Friends” talks about being lonesome over bass-heavy trap beat with a haunting bell throughout while the track “Toxic Nephilim” talks about being a heathen over an atmospheric beat. The song “Jujitsu” gets boastful over a moody beat while the track “Error 404” is a short yet catchy banger where Ouija continues to brag. The song “Sonar Sizzle” talks about the things he’s seen over the course of his life over a somber beat & then  “Chaos Spell” is an adrenaline pumping way to close out the tape.
This was a major improvement over Ouija’s last 2 tapes & it’s on par with Gutterwater for his magnum opus. Devereaux’s producer tags can get annoying after a while as they’re placed on every single track, but his chemistry with Ouija is stronger than ever on this one & I like how they kept features to a minimum. It’s not for everyone though, as they continue to put an old fashioned horrorcore spin on the trap sound that’s ever so popular right now.
Score: 7/10

Ouija Macc is a rapper from Las Vegas, Nevada who came up as 1/2 of Swag Toof. The duo eventually had a falling a couple years back & that led Ouija to signing with Psychopathic Records in 2017. He made a pretty solid debut last May with Gutterwater, following it up not too long after 2 mixtapes: Waterdamage & 50 Shades of Dead. However to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of his debut, he’s continuing his grind with his 3rd mixtape & longtime collaborator Devereaux producing it in it’s entirety.

The album kicks off with “Controller 17,” where Ouija is dissing an unknown rapper over an eerie beat. The next track “Infinight” talks about shooting out the sun over a druggy trap beat while the song “Lil Monster” gets murderous over a nocturnal trap beat. The track “1700 MPH” has a decent beat, but I love how Ouija disses his haters & that he speeds up his flow during the hook. The song “Dead Diary” is a horrific trap metal fusion & while the track “Randall’s Law” gets murderous, it sounds unfinished. The song “Mayday, Mayday, Mayday” continues the lyrical themes of the previous cut over a haunting trap beat & while the track “Hater Exterminator” pretty much speaks for itself over an ominous trap beat, the hook is annoying.

The song “Gary in the Gravedigger” talks about hustling over an alluring trap beat while the track “Benz Boys” with R I L E Y showcases a pretty decent chemistry between the 2 over a Halloween-esque trap beat. The song “Friends” talks about being lonesome over bass-heavy trap beat with a haunting bell throughout while the track “Toxic Nephilim” talks about being a heathen over an atmospheric beat. The song “Jujitsu” gets boastful over a moody beat while the track “Error 404” is a short yet catchy banger where Ouija continues to brag. The song “Sonar Sizzle” talks about the things he’s seen over the course of his life over a somber beat & then  “Chaos Spell” is an adrenaline pumping way to close out the tape.

This was a major improvement over Ouija’s last 2 tapes & it’s on par with Gutterwater for his magnum opus. Devereaux’s producer tags can get annoying after a while as they’re placed on every single track, but his chemistry with Ouija is stronger than ever on this one & I like how they kept features to a minimum. It’s not for everyone though, as they continue to put an old fashioned horrorcore spin on the trap sound that’s ever so popular right now.

Score: 7/10

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