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http://pleasedontstare.com Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:56:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 VIDEO: Black Thought Calls Rakim A Rap SuperHero On The Combat Jack Show On Complex TV http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/04/24/video-black-thought-calls-rakim-a-rap-superhero-on-the-combat-jack-show-on-complex-tv/ http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/04/24/video-black-thought-calls-rakim-a-rap-superhero-on-the-combat-jack-show-on-complex-tv/#comments Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:56:54 +0000 Benhameen Button http://pleasedontstare.com/?p=82214 [...]]]>

In the second episode of Complex TV’s Combat Jack Show, Jack calls Black Thought a “rap super hero.” Thought recalls the posse cuts he used to make by impersonating 20 different rappers—Biz Markie, Kool G. Rap, Big Daddy Kane, and more—while Questlove changed the beats up for each one. Tune in tomorrow 4/25/13 for Episode 3 with Black Thought!

For all the Internets who were wilding out over the fact that the show was only five minutes long, here you go. More to come don’t worry folks it don’t ever stop.

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AUDIO: Styles P Sheds Thug Tears For Big On The Combat Jack Show http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/04/23/82210/ http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/04/23/82210/#comments Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:47:41 +0000 Benhameen Button http://pleasedontstare.com/?p=82210 [...]]]>

The Ghost came in and rocked through most of his storied history with the Lox, Diddy, DMX, Tupac, Mary J. Blige, the East West Coast beef, how D Block’s legendary lyrical beef with Roc-a-fella almost spilled out into the streets and more. P also shed some real grown man tears reminiscing about the Notorious B.I.G. as he rolled that real pungent. Tune in and get all this work. His latest album ‘Float’ is available for sale now.

As always you can download the mixes from the show below. They may be silent for the first twenty seconds or so, sorry blame the late nights.

DOWNLOAD: Styles P Set

DOWNLOAD: 90′s Hip-Hop Set

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VIDEO: Thor – The Dark World (First UK Trailer) http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/04/23/video-thor-the-dark-world-first-uk-trailer/ http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/04/23/video-thor-the-dark-world-first-uk-trailer/#comments Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:41:22 +0000 Benhameen Button http://pleasedontstare.com/?p=82207 [...]]]> Click here to view the embedded video.

I’m not that hype to see Iron Man 3, which means I’ll be in the theater by Saturday instead of Friday, but this trailer for the new Thor looks like I may have to try and get in there as early as possible. While some are going to be mad at the love story angle that this one is taking, I think it’s dope that this seems to be going the route of an Empire Strikes Back with the hero possibly taking an L at the end. Also the Kurse storyline upon which this film is based is one of my favorite Thor stories so I may be a little biased. I’m sure we will have plenty more footage to debate before this drops this fall.

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VIDEO: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope In One Minute (Animation) http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/04/22/video-star-wars-episode-iv-a-new-hope-in-one-minute-animation/ http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/04/22/video-star-wars-episode-iv-a-new-hope-in-one-minute-animation/#comments Mon, 22 Apr 2013 19:36:12 +0000 Benhameen Button http://pleasedontstare.com/?p=82204 Click here to view the embedded video.

For those of you who are actually excited about Disney raping your pockets and life for at least three more Star Wars movies, let’s remember a kinder gentler time in a galaxy far far away when we didn’t know that Darth Vader could scream like a b*tch. Han shot first.

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VIDEO: Black Thought Ponders Slapping Nas On The Combat Jack Show On Complex TV http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/04/22/video-black-thought-ponders-slapping-nas-on-the-combat-jack-show-on-complex-tv/ http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/04/22/video-black-thought-ponders-slapping-nas-on-the-combat-jack-show-on-complex-tv/#comments Mon, 22 Apr 2013 19:27:41 +0000 Benhameen Button http://pleasedontstare.com/?p=82199 [...]]]>

Well the moment you’ve been waiting for since we dropped the trailer on you a couple of days ago, the first episode of what is probably the greatest thing to happen to the Intenets since Al Gore, The Combat Jack Show with Complex TV. This is the first of three parts featuring Jimmy Fallon’s favorite rapper Black Thought of The Roots. I think the title says it all, but right around the four five minute mark things start to get real interesting. Stay tuned this is just the beginning fuckybergs.

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VIDEO: The Combat Jack Show On Complex TV (Trailer) http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/04/19/video-the-combat-jack-show-on-complex-tv-trailer/ http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/04/19/video-the-combat-jack-show-on-complex-tv-trailer/#comments Fri, 19 Apr 2013 21:13:15 +0000 Benhameen Button http://pleasedontstare.com/?p=82175 [...]]]>

Well this is the moment of all the Internets have been waiting for, the official trailer from the upcoming revolutionary nighttime or anytime talk show from the same fuckybergs who have been bringing you the hottest podcast in the lands. Go ahead and watch the trailer above and then tune into Complex TV on April 22nd for the debut episode with the one and only 5th Dynamite himself Black Thought.

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REVIEW: Kid Cudi Explores His Independence on Indicud http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/04/16/review-kid-cudi-explores-his-independence-on-indicud/ http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/04/16/review-kid-cudi-explores-his-independence-on-indicud/#comments Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:00:34 +0000 Dan Adu-Gyamfi http://pleasedontstare.com/?p=82160 [...]]]> cud

“The album art represents me. A ball of flames in a rose gold frame.”- Kid Cudi

Fresh off his departure from G.O.O.D. Music, Kid Cudi is expanding his artistry on his third album Indicud. With his latest project, the Cleveland native is returning back to his rap roots after forming a rock group with producer Dot Da Genius last year and dropping their WZRD debut.

For the first time in his career, Mr. Solo Dolo isn’t working with producers Emile and Plain Pat who handled the majority of the production of his first two albums. Instead, the two-time Grammy Award winner is controlling the boards and even though he is still learning, the production is solid.

In January, Cudi told Complex Magazine “It feels right. But now I’m just kind of going with the flow and that’s kind of how Indicud came out. I didn’t go in making an album, I just went in trying to learn how to make beats and I made “Just What I Am”. And it was just like ‘OK, dope record’, but I didn’t have the confidence to do an album yet. But then, like other jams came out, like “Unfuckwittable” and “Young Lady” and then it was just like ‘Whoa, I could do an album here’. With just three songs, I felt like ‘Okay, this is something that I could execute’. And I put it out there that I was gonna do the album with only just three songs man; but I work better under pressure.”

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Fittingly, “Unfuckwittable”, “Just What I Am”, and “Young Lady” featuring Father John Misty are the first three songs on the album after a cinematic intro. “Just What I Am” featuring King Chip was the first single off the project and it is a vintage Cudi anthem inspired by Mary Jane.

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Records like “King Wizard”, “Burn Baby Burn”, and “Lord of the Sad and Lonely” have him showcasing his underrated lyrical ability and wittiness. On “Burn Baby Burn” he spits “Oh, thought I would be done off the coke, no/ Let me tell you something ho/Been said everything that shine ain’t gold/ Been skeetin’ on pretty faces then my heart switched cold/ Been that nigga sittin’ in hell in fresh ass clothes/ I know what it feels like to have a broken nose/ And ain’t nobody hit you in it/ It’s really cause that shit that you snorted and put all in it/ That time you thought I was finished no I just experimented/And it helped me adjust and be ok, with being demented.”

Cudi’s strength has always been his skill of creating original melodies and catchy hooks and it still shows throughout the album. His second single “Immortal” begins with a sample of Adam Sandler from the 1995 film Billy Madison yelling “I am the smartest man alive!” The Wicked Awesome Record label leader then sings his heart out and it sounds like an anthem for people to enjoy the nighttime. The song perfectly sequences in “Solo Dolo Pt. II” featuring America’s new favorite rapper Kendrick Lamar. The predecessor of the song is one of Cudi’s most personal records so for the sequel to have a feature is confusing. The record isn’t a failure but probably should have been saved for Man on the Moon III.

After making this video almost five years ago,

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Mr. Rager finally gets Too $hort on a song and his third single in “Girls”. While Cudi is mingling with the ladies and admiring the different sizes, shapes, and colors they come in, the Oakland native is straight forward into letting women know he’s only about one thing.

The second half of the album has the 29-year-old playing the background on some songs to let others have the spotlight. The all female band Haim take the helm on “Red Eye” produced by Cudi and producer/rapper Hit-Boy and make a pop song that sounds like it would do well on top 40 radio. A major surprise is that legendary Wu-Tang member RZA has his own record and rips it while Cudi handles the hook and delivers a spooky beat on “Beez”. The song is full of quotables like “I pass any test of litmus/ I work out at 24 fitness/ On the weekends, I sip Belvedere with that citrus.” With A$AP Rocky and King Chip with him, they make “Brothers” and salute all the real friends that they have. “Afterwards (Bring Yo Friends)” has King Chip rapping sporadically over a bouncy beat that segues into a smooth groove while Michael Bolton is the star of the nine minute record.

The album ends with an instrumental, “The Flight of the Moon Man” which foreshadows his next album. Overall, the record displays the evolution of Cudder as an artist and the result is a solid body of work which has him exploring new sounds and ideas.

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VIDEO: J. Cole Featuring Miguel – Power Trip (Official Music Video) http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/04/09/video-j-cole-featuring-miguel-power-trip-official-music-video/ http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/04/09/video-j-cole-featuring-miguel-power-trip-official-music-video/#comments Tue, 09 Apr 2013 12:03:55 +0000 Preezy Da Kid http://pleasedontstare.com/?p=82155

Would never think that Jermaine would have the heart to catch a body, music video or not. But J. Cole does just that, reenacting the final verse from his “The Warm-Up” mixtape standout “Dreams” in his visual for his Miguel assisted single “Power Trip”. “Born Sinner” coming soon, bastards.

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TRAILER:: The Wolverine http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/03/28/trailer-the-wolverine/ http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/03/28/trailer-the-wolverine/#comments Thu, 28 Mar 2013 07:53:27 +0000 YC the CHAMP http://pleasedontstare.com/?p=82150

This just reeks of Awesome sauce, action, and bloodshed! Hopefully it will cleanse the awfulness that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine from the public palate.

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AUDIO: The Combat Jack Show Feat. Dallas Penn & DJ Ben-Ha-Meen (The RA The Rugged Man Episode) http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/03/25/audio-the-combat-jack-show-feat-dallas-penn-dj-ben-ha-meen-the-ra-the-rugged-man-episode/ http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/03/25/audio-the-combat-jack-show-feat-dallas-penn-dj-ben-ha-meen-the-ra-the-rugged-man-episode/#comments Mon, 25 Mar 2013 20:17:12 +0000 Benhameen Button http://pleasedontstare.com/?p=82145 [...]]]>  


Crustified Dibbs breaks down why Eminem took his spot, why he jerked Attorney Reggie Osse out of $10,000, the time the Notorious B.I.G. smacked the schitt out of his man, how it was nothing for him to grow up with murderers and killers in his home, how he went from being the most wanted emcee to no one returning his calls, who at Jive Records is a Fuckyberg, how minor leagues money is better than the major leagues and why he remains one of the most respected lyricists in the game.

Another classic episode, my favorite moment has to be RA calling me a shrunken down Melle Mel, but I’m sure you’ll find more to love in this one. As always you can download the mixes below.


DOWNLOAD: Second Mix


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VIDEO: Tarrus Riley – GIMME LIKKLE ONE DROP http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/03/18/video-tarrus-riley-gimme-likkle-one-drop/ http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/03/18/video-tarrus-riley-gimme-likkle-one-drop/#comments Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:34:51 +0000 ...kaya-lah... http://pleasedontstare.com/?p=82138 Click here to view the embedded video.

Mr. Riley with some visuals for his cut on the smooth Tropical Escape riddim, produced by Chimney Records in the late ’12.  Shouts to HypeTV.

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AUDIO: The Combat Jack Show Feat. Dallas Penn & DJ Ben-Ha-Meen (The @Noreaga Episode) http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/03/18/audio-the-combat-jack-show-feat-dallas-penn-dj-ben-ha-meen-the-noreaga-episode/ http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/03/18/audio-the-combat-jack-show-feat-dallas-penn-dj-ben-ha-meen-the-noreaga-episode/#comments Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:56:27 +0000 Benhameen Button http://pleasedontstare.com/?p=82132 [...]]]>  


This week, we welcome the Super Thug aka N.O.R.E. and get to the bottom of the long standing “beef” between P.A.P.I. and “super attorney” Reggie Ossé. Noreaga speaks on his history with Mobb Deep, Notorious B.I.G., Tragedy, Capone, Chris Lighty and other rap luminaries. Plus, Nore tells us about his trip to the fat farm to visit the late, great Big Pun. Get ready for Combat!!!

As always you can download all the music mixes from the show below! Make sure you subscribe to the Combat Jack Show On Itunes!




DOWNLOAD: Second Mix



Thanks to TCJS

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AUDIO: Jhene Aiko – EVERYTHING MUST GO http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/03/17/audio-jhene-aiko-everything-must-go/ http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/03/17/audio-jhene-aiko-everything-must-go/#comments Sun, 17 Mar 2013 22:23:58 +0000 ...kaya-lah... http://pleasedontstare.com/?p=82128

Effortless it seems from Ms. Aiko & some real talk, produced by No I.D. Released for her B-day on March 16th, this track will appear on the So.Cal singer’s debut album Souled Out.

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AUDIO: Verse Simmonds – FULLY LOADED [Prod. by Sak Passe] http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/03/16/audio-verse-simmonds-fully-loaded-prod-by-sak-passe/ http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/03/16/audio-verse-simmonds-fully-loaded-prod-by-sak-passe/#comments Sat, 16 Mar 2013 14:21:01 +0000 ...kaya-lah... http://pleasedontstare.com/?p=82124

Verse lends a hand from his partner in crime in the super producing tandem of the Juggernauts, Mr. Pase.


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VIDEO: Miguel x Paebak – ADORN YOU [Remix] http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/03/12/video-miguel-x-paebak-adorn-you-remix/ http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/03/12/video-miguel-x-paebak-adorn-you-remix/#comments Tue, 12 Mar 2013 22:28:36 +0000 ...kaya-lah... http://pleasedontstare.com/?p=82118 Click here to view the embedded video.

Definitely a remix worth mentioning. Young spitter Paebak goes all in on this one, accompanied by class visuals out of the S.Dot Films stables. Shouts to the #340, done know!

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AUDIO: The Combat Jack Show Feat. Dallas Penn & DJ Ben-Ha-Meen (The Wyclef Jean Episode) http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/03/11/audio-the-combat-jack-show-feat-dallas-penn-dj-ben-ha-meen-the-wyclef-jean-episode/ http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/03/11/audio-the-combat-jack-show-feat-dallas-penn-dj-ben-ha-meen-the-wyclef-jean-episode/#comments Mon, 11 Mar 2013 20:56:08 +0000 Benhameen Button http://pleasedontstare.com/?p=82113 [...]]]>

Sak passe Internets!!! This week, Grammy award winning and former Haitian presidential candidate Wyclef Jean sets the record straight about the #YELE charity organization accusations, the Ducati and pum pum shorts incident, intmate music making moments with Lauryn Hill, carrying Haiti on his back. the legacy of the Fugees and drops a freestyle that you’ll need Rosetta Stone to decipher through. Please remember, it’s #YELE not #YOLO!

As always you can download the individual music sets from the show below. Another classic episode in the books, if only I could tell you who we got coming up this week…




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VIDEO: Earth Amplified – FOOD FIGHT ft Stic.Man of Dead Prez http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/03/09/video-earth-amplified-food-fight-ft-stic-man-of-dead-prez/ http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/03/09/video-earth-amplified-food-fight-ft-stic-man-of-dead-prez/#comments Sat, 09 Mar 2013 15:06:54 +0000 ...kaya-lah... http://pleasedontstare.com/?p=82106 Click here to view the embedded video.

A boy must escape a world where the processed food is killing his neighborhood — literally. SHARE to teach kids who is behind it, and how to escape.

Check out more from the Earth Amplified Crew here.

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SONG OF THE DAY: Rakim – Shades Of Black http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/03/05/song-of-the-day-rakim-shades-of-black/ http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/03/05/song-of-the-day-rakim-shades-of-black/#comments Tue, 05 Mar 2013 13:30:10 +0000 Preezy Da Kid http://pleasedontstare.com/?p=82102 [...]]]> Click here to view the embedded video.

For some reason as of late, I’ve been listening to this Best Of Rakim mix I downloaded recently, and though I love his undisputed classics such as “Paid In Full” and “I Know You Got Soul”, after hearing this song for the first time on said tape, it has quickly become a favorite of mine and decided to share with y’all in case you weren’t hip as well. And if you are then just enjoy the damn music.

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VIDEO: Mavado – TAKE IT ft Karian Sang http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/03/04/video-mavado-take-it-ft-karian-sang/ http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/03/04/video-mavado-take-it-ft-karian-sang/#comments Tue, 05 Mar 2013 00:00:01 +0000 ...kaya-lah... http://pleasedontstare.com/?p=82096 Click here to view the embedded video.

NEW GULLY!! Visuals for the hot track released late ’12 featuring Ms. Sang. Produced by the classy Troyton Music.

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VIDEO: Big Boi “Apple of My Eye” http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/03/04/video-big-boi-apple-of-my-eye/ http://pleasedontstare.com/2013/03/04/video-big-boi-apple-of-my-eye/#comments Mon, 04 Mar 2013 20:22:24 +0000 YC the CHAMP http://pleasedontstare.com/?p=82092

My favorite cut from Big Boi‘s album ‘Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors‘ has gotten visuals.  Cop that album!

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