“Hippie Girl” – A Cool Stick
May 2, 2011, 8:41 pm
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Hippie Girl” (Right click + “Save link as” to DL)

Love this! Here’s an awesome, chill song for your summer playlist. My friend Nick tipped me off about these guys, and I’m loving their alternative feel. It’s smooth, chill, collegey hip-hop, mixed with a hint of reggae and pop music. Almost G-Love-ish.  The lyrics to this song are ridic.

“She likes really fat blunts and Natural Lights,

She loves festivals, she wants my testicles”

Words to live by. Awesome song though. A Cool Stick has opened for Drake, Sam Adams, Big Sean, and Citizen Cope, and also recently received recognition as “Baltimore’s Best Hip-Hop Act” by the Baltimore City Paper. Keep an eye out for them!

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P.S… Nick.

“Make Some Noise” – Beastie Boys
May 2, 2011, 8:31 pm
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Make Some Noise” (Right click + “Save link as” to DL)

OH MY GOD! Beastie Boys are back!?!? They’re possibly one of my favorite groups EVER. As a fellow white Jew who supports alternative hip-hop, I feel a deep connection with these badasses. They’re so innovative and I can never get enough of them. And now they’re releasing a new album?! YES YES YES! I also heard No Doubt is in the process of making a new album.. Hell yes! All the best bands are coming back to life! Me happy.

“Where Dem Girls At (feat. Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida)” – David Guetta
May 2, 2011, 8:27 pm
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Where Dem Girls At (feat. Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida)” (Right click + “Save link as” to DL)

I thought everyone was over the David Guetta phase, since most of his songs sound the same, but I guess not. This is probs gonna be a radio hit, but it sounds like at least 3 other Flo Rida songs I know.  Not very original, but feel free to dance. I’ll allow you to dance to this..

“Give You Love (Featuring Skizzy Mars)” – Fritz Arnaude
May 2, 2011, 8:06 pm
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Give You Love (Featuring Skizzy Mars)” (Right click + “Save link as” to DL)

This is sick! Awesome beat by Fritz and sick verses by Skizzy Mars. This is my first time hearing of them, but they’re two high school students from NYC – noice.  This whole track is original and is def worth your time.

“YMCMB Heroes (feat. Tyga, Busta Rhymes & Cory Gunz)” – Jay Sean
May 2, 2011, 5:59 pm
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YMCMB Heroes (feat. Tyga, Busta Rhymes & Cory Gunz)” (Right click + “Save link as” to DL)

Bam! Sick remix! I’m assuming this is the official remix of “Hit The Lights”, since everyone is on it, and Tyga is always on officially remixes lately.. DUBSTEPPPP + Busta! pow.

MIXTAPE: Keystone State of Mind – Tayyib Ali
May 2, 2011, 5:49 pm
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“Get Down” – Tayyib Ali

“Never Change”

Yea yea I’m late get over it, finals are a b*tch. You’ve prob heard this already and I hope you’ve already downloaded it, but if not this is a must download. It broke records on DatPiff.com in its first 24 hours available for download – rightfully so. This mixtape kicks major a$$. It would be a crime and an injustice to not post. Every song is gold. Awesome samples, smooth, summer flow, nice beats, the list goes on.. Tayyib Ali is THE next movement in hip-hop. And he’s so young! Power to the next generation. Boom.

P.S. The instrumental to “Never Change” is hands down the best on the album. Incredible.

DOWNLOAD Keystone State of Mind HERE!!

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CONCERT REVIEW: Magic 8-Ball Tour – Gaslamp Killer, Kid Sister, Clipse, A-Trak
May 2, 2011, 12:28 pm
Filed under: College, Concert, Electronic, Hip Hop, Party, Pop Music, Techno | Tags: , , ,

This. Was. AWESOME.

I realize I overuse the word AWESOME, but.. wow. Amazing show. While my emotions are currently running WILD due to the recent news of Osama Dead Laden, plus how much fun I had at the Magic 8-Ball Tour, the following may sound extreme..

Upcoming DJ, Gaslamp Killer, did an opening set and got the crowd PUMPED. I actually was a bit late and missed some of his set, but got on stage to take a few pics. He is crazy – he was going NUTS while spinning! You’ll see in the pictures, what I mean. Talked to him for a minute afterward and he was a bit…off. But hey, every musical genius is. All I have to say is… now THAT’s a mustache.

For me, the absolute highlight of the show was Kid Sister’s set. I am a HUGE fan of hers and I really was there for the sole reason of seeing her live. She was everything I hoped she would be live, and I could barely contain my excitement while on stage snapping pics. When “Gucci Rag Top” came on, I was done – could. not. take. pictures. The bass just got to me and I had to watch her. She’s amazing! Kid Sister is such a PERFORMER. An issue I have with rappers is that they have no performance on stage.  However, the reason I think I like her so much is because of what she does on stage: if I were a performer – that’s EXACTLY what I would do on stage. She flails her arms and goes absolutely wild.  Her movements are careless, punchy, ass-in-the-air, funny, and incredibly fun. The whole set was so high-energy and danceable, and she really lit up the room with a majorly positive energy. I was definitely more excited than the other photographers/bloggers there, since everyone was mostly there for A-Trak. She’s got the coolest style around and has secured her spot as Jillboard’s favorite female MC, hands down. Even looking at the pictures from her set is exciting. SO. MUCH. FUN. I also got a minute to catch up with her after the show and she was exactly what I expected – SO COOL. She had the perfect balance of half sweet/funny, half celebrity/too-cool aura. REALLY amazing show. If you’re near a city that she’s coming to, you BEST get over there and push to the front of the stage – she stage dives. She also rides on a motorized, pink, studded scooter. Badass.

Also joining the stage was a special performance by the epic hip-hop duo, Pusha T & Malice, AKA Clipse! I was milling around backstage and taking videos during their set so I didn’t get to see much, but I did see how well the crowd reacted. The crowd effing LOVED IT.  Met these guys after the show too, and they were surprisingly the most kind and willing to take pics/interact.

Closing the show was an epic set by A-Trak. As if Kid Sis & Clipse didn’t rev the crowd up enough, A-Trak went HAM on stage – and the crowd ate. it. up. There was definitely a ton of people on ecstacy, so they had the best time, but everyone else had fun too. His set was sick and his stage set-up was so awesome.  He had crazy lights, a massive lit-up “A”, and was sooo high-energy.  He also wore a suit and bow-tie, which was extremely sexy and classy. Total rockstar status.

If the Magic 8-Ball Tour is rolling through your city, GO. GO GO GO. It’s so much fun. I want to go again. That is all.

ALSO: The photos are on the NEW FACEBOOK PAGE for Jillboard – as we make the switch from this site to the new Jillboard, a new Facebook page was just created, so please click LIKE immediately! Thanks and enjoy the pics/video!

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Introducing: Kenton Dunson
April 23, 2011, 2:11 pm
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Momentum” (Right click + “Save link as” to DL)

Rolling In The Deep (Kenton Dunson Remix)” – John Legend (Right click + “Save link as” to DL)

WOW. This guy is cuhrazy talented. I can not get over how amazing these two songs are. The first is an original by Kenton called “Momentum”. It’s an R&B/hip-hop fusion song with strings, guitar, samplings, and awesome electro beats toward the end. I really can not deal with how good this is. Absolutely smitten.

The second song is a remix of John Legend’s cover of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep”. Mildly confusing, but nonetheless incredible. He adds his hip-hop twist to the song and makes it sooo cool (even though it was already pretty epic).

I need more Kenton! Gimme gimme.

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“Life Or Something Like It” – Outasight
April 23, 2011, 2:02 pm
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Life Or Something Like It” (Right click + “Save link as” to DL)

Wow! I’m shocked by how awesome this is. It’s kind of reminiscent of Passion Pit. But not as electro. And a little more hippity hoppity. The algorithm for this song would be something like:

Passion pit – 1/4 electro + 1.5 hip-hop = “Life Or Something Like It”

That may not be 100% accurate. I’ve never been much of a mathematician.

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NEW SONG PREVIEW: “Get Back” – Alex Young
April 20, 2011, 10:19 pm
Filed under: Hip Hop, Pop Music, R&B | Tags: ,

ATTN: Pop/Hip-Hop luvrz. If you like to dance, party, groove, jam, dougie, jerk… Then you will love this INCREDIBLE new urban pop song from rising pop star, Alex Young. This is just a preview of the new song, “Get Back”, which will be dropping soon along with more new AY songs. The video above shows Alex collaborating in the studio with superstar producer, SeQuence, on this track. Hilarity does ensue.

Oh, and self-plug… I made the video!

For more info on singer Alex Young, check out her website: alexyoungmusic.com, and please click LIKE on her Facebook page: facebook.com/AlexYoungMusic. If you haven’t heard of Alex, check out her most recent music video, “Government Name” HERE, which has been in the Top 10 of MTV Logo’s Pop Charts for over 6 straight weeks! BAM! Click HERE to vote for “Government Name” to continue it’s run on MTV!

Keep it locked to Jillboard for the full song, coming soon..

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