The Aim of Kendrick Lamar’s Words On Big Sean’s “Control”

Okay so the hip hop world is in an uproar over Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Big Sean’s Control HOF. The song, of which I saw on Version 2 Labratory’s website way early this morning, proves to have crossed barriers in the press it receives. The aforementioned site is predominantly aimed at gear-heads, but also caters to the average male’s interests including, but not limited to, women and music.

Back to the topic. Although many are calling this “beef” or a “diss track” the fact is, it’s exactly the opposite with the exception of  a Cali rapper calling himself the “King of New York” (that I will elaborate on down further.) The first topic about this song that has come under fire is the reference to some of the heaviest hitters in this new era of rap, as rappers he’s trying to lyrically “murder.” The list is as follows: Jermaine Cole AKA J. Cole Continue reading

The Concrete Schoolyard Podcast August 8, 2013

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Last week’s show was phenomenal! Dj E-Yo and Dj El Barrrney brought you a rocking bass banging show! We ended up having like a two hour show with Dj Ecclesiastes 5 foot 7 and Fedora the Explora.

Our #TapeOfTheWeek was from one of Madlib’s personas, Quasimoto – Yessir Whatever

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Is that Christina Ricci looking all fine after relations with Lord Quasi?

We went hard with Christopher Droner by Ab-Soul and killed it for over an hour and a half. If you need a hip hop fix bump this show ASAP!

We have some *New* Childish Gambino – Centipede also. Tune in and listen!

In case you didn’t know the Concrete Schoolyard is a storied program on Fayetteville’s KXUA 88.3 student ran radio. It’s past is deeply rooted and has always brought a much needed hip hop presence to a city that has struggled to have hip hop as a mainstay. It is currently Hosted by Japan born,  North Carolina raised Dj E- Yo, who has been a part of the show for more than a few years, and El Dorado born Dallas raised Dj El Barrrney.  

Each Dj brings different talents to the front.

E-Yo live mixes his sets for every show. That means he is on the turn tables as well as the mic. 

El Barrrney AKA Sandy Beats’ own Bernard Oliver focuses on social media and media relations. 

Both Djs focus on the online presence of the Concrete Schoolyard in the form of 1 1/2 hour podcasts. The show airs live on 88.3 in Northwest Arkansas Thursdays from 8pm-10pm and has been known to keep it up until midnight on special occasions. The show is also broadcasted live online at http://kxua.uark.edu/

The Concrete Schoolyard Podcast Aug. 1, 2013

Ya’ll know I have my hand in a bit of everything right? Here’s the Concrete Schoolyard from August 1st! Our #TapeOfTheWeek was the

FreEp from Melo X – God HiFi Image

and we followed suit bringing you the “latest and greatest in hip hop you haven’t heard.” You’ll just have to listen for all the other music we played!

In case you didn’t know the Concrete Schoolyard is a storied program on Fayetteville’s KXUA 88.3 student ran radio. It’s past is deeply rooted and has always brought a much needed hip hop presence to a city that has struggled to have hip hop as a mainstay. It is currently Hosted by Japan born, North Carolina raised Dj E- Yo, who has been a part of the show for more than a few years, and El Dorado born Dallas raised Dj El Barrrney.

Each Dj brings different talents to the front.

E-Yo live mixes his sets for every show. That means he is on the turn tables as well as the mic. 

El Barrrney AKA Sandy Beats’ own Bernard Oliver focuses on social media and media relations. 

Both Djs focus on the online presence of the Concrete Schoolyard in the form of 1 1/2 hour podcasts. The show airs live on 88.3 in Northwest Arkansas Thursdays from 8pm-10pm and has been known to keep it up until midnight on special occasions. The show is also broadcasted live online at http://kxua.uark.edu/

“Representin” – A Refreshing, Classy Look into Sexy

As the title suggest Ludacris and Kelly Rowland are “Representin” what it is to be man and woman in tandem. That would be SEX. Yes we all love it and won’t talk about it. Ludacris and Rowland don’t hold back telling each other what they like to do to each other between the sheets. What’s great is they do it with just them, and NO nudity or booty shaking.  No video…um vixens? No naked p-poppin and twerkin’ because, really, does that have a place in the bedroom? Okay, maybe I’m being cynical now. After all, most of the time I can’t stand sex scenes in movies because there is no point. That’s what porn is for, kiddies.

Anyway, this is the sexiest Kelly has been, music-wise, in her career and she keeps bringing the hits on features as well as her own album Talk A Good Game. Ludacris hit platinum with her here, they counter and supplant each other seamlessly. I’m always a Luda fan and I can’t say he has many misses and this track is a classic mix of dope rhymes, an intoxicating beat, and sultry vocals from Rowland. True baby-making music without being obvious on the visuals.

Ludacris’ Ludaversal should be out before the end of 2013, but has no official release date. He has been releasing tracks via his #IDGAF mixtape and other online sources such as YouTube and VEVO.

PS from @begt: @Bernard_Oliver is going to be contributing to Sandy Beats from now on. Welcome!