Today’s track of the day is a unique hybrid of rap and rock, and we mean that in the best way possible. Travis Barker’s oft-delayed solo album is finally seeing the light of day in a month or two, and today brought around the release of the first official single off of the album. Featuring an all-star lineup of Lil Wayne, Game, Swizz Beatz, and Rick Ross, “Can The Drummer Get Some?” is a blaring, anthemic track filled with spectacular verses by all, as one might expect. Be looking for this one to be hitting radios everywhere sometime next month, even though this will have fully dissipated through the mass consciousness of the internet approximately 0.263984 seconds after this posting. Not a bad way to start off a weekend, right? Thought so. Enjoy!
“I’m just happy to be real in a world that’s mad fake;
That can’t stop me, my life’s got bad brakes.
Dreams come true, I finally convinced myself,
I still wake up every morning and pinch myself.
I’m a role model, she’s a centerfold model,
And we both go, but in the Rolls model
There’s ups and downs to my understanding;
To be fly, there’s gonna be take-offs and landings.
While you do that, at least get to see the sky line;
The good life contract, where do I sign?
So when I shine, baby you shine,
Cause life’s a chick that you can’t two time.
I’m so original somebody may copy,
My son points at the TV and says “Papi”.
This reminds me there’s people behind me,
And God to guide me,
With you beside me, girl…”—Fabolous, “City Lights”
Today’s track of the day is Kanye West’s emotional ode to his mother, entitled “Hey Mama”. This song was famously performed by West at the 2008 Grammy Awards, shortly after losing his mother to complications stemming from plastic surgery. The live performance was widely considered to be one of - if not the best of his career. Now, we’re bringing you the original studio version of this historic song in all its orchestra-backed glory. Enjoy!
I’ve been listening to this song a lot lately - one of Chris Brown’s latest songs is called “Glitter” and features the up and coming Detroit phenom Big Sean, who is set to release his debut album later this year. Brown himself is working on his second post-Rihanna debacle album, tentatively titled “Fame”. We’ll see how that goes. As long as no more shots are taken, I’m sure we’ll soon be witnessing a resurgence of the pop superstar on the Billboard charts. Until then, enjoy!
Today’s track of the day comes to you from the French electronica trio Telepopmusik. “Last Train To Wherever” features ethereal vocals overlaid onto a haunting sonic backdrop. With bubbling synths and intriguing auditory nuances throughout, this is one of those tracks that is heard once and put on repeat for the rest of the day (I should know; it happened to me this past weekend). The group is rumored to be releasing a new album sometime this year, but until then, this offering from their album Angel Milk (which came out all the way back in 2005) will have to do. Enjoy!
Well, well…look what time of year it is again! School starts tomorrow and I have to say, I’m more excited than usual. There’s a lot to look forward to this semester - more travel, more interesting classes that relate to my major, and new experiences in general (one can never have enough of those!). I actually just received the last of my textbooks in the mail today…pictures of those later, maybe. Either way, I’m ready to get started. I have a feeling that there are a good amount of personal projects that will either come to fruition or be mostly completed by the end of this academic year. I’m really looking forward to getting the ball rolling, so to speak. Spring Semester 2011…let’s do this! Sidenote - am I the only person that gets excited about school, or is there other people that look forward to going into class everyday too?
The drink of choice for Web 2.0 zillionaires isn’t a quad espresso anymore. It’s a soothingly steeped tea harvested from a shaded mountainside half a world away.
Captains of the internet like Digg’s Kevin Rose and business guru Tim Ferriss (pictured above) are gravitating to the ancient drink, and enterprising retailers are stepping up to fill their every need.