28 October 2009

Jay-Z x Eminem DJ Hero Commercial

Mike Posner - One Foot Out the Door Mixtape

via Elitaste:

On his much anticipated sophomore mixtape, “One Foot Out The Door,” singer/songwriter/producer Mike Posner has developed his signature sound into a movement that has gotten him signed to J Records, on stages opening for the likes of Akon and on the pages of The New York Times, The New York Post and XXL Magazine. And he’s still a senior at Duke University! On his latest effort Mike deftly crafts a rich soundscape of hard hitting instrumentals coupled with clever songwriting indicative of someone twice his age. While his first mixtape posited it was only “A Matter of Time” until his buzz took off, on this offering, he makes it clear he has “One Foot Out The Door” into the stratosphere. Featuring guest appearances from Kid Cudi, Bun B, Big Sean, GLC, 3Oh!3, Freddie Gibbs and XV, “One Foot Out The Door” is sure to top best of 2010 lists.

1. One Foot Out the Door (Produced by Mike Posner and XX)
2. I Don’t Trust Myself (Produced by Mike Posner, Piano by Eric Holljes)
3. Traveling Man (Snippet) (Produced by Mike Posner and Raw Talent)
4. You Don’t Have to Leave (Produced by Miami Horror)
5. Cooler Than Me (Gigamesh Remix) (Produced by Gigamesh, Additional Production by Mike Posner)
6. Don’t Trust Me (Benny Blanco/DJ Benzi Remix) ft. 3OH!3 and Kid CuDi (Produced by Benny Blanco and 3OH!3)
7. Kiss Me Thru the Phone ft. Saigon (Produced by Mike Posner)
8. Red Button (Produced by Mike Posner)
9. Bring Me Down ft. Big Sean & Freddie Gibbs (Produced by Block Beattaz)
10. Mirror’s Edge Benzi Remix ft. Bun B, GLC, and XV (Produced by Seven)
11. Speed of Sound ft. Big Sean (Produced by Block Beattaz)
12. Close the Door ft. Clinton Sparks (Produced by Clinton Sparks)

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18 October 2009

Mos Def Talks Black Star Reunion

This video makes me happy. I remember the first time I heard "Brown Skin Lady" by Talib Kweli and Mos Def. I can't even describe the feeling. Simply put, it was just good music. Nothing else. Mos and Talib are one of those pairings where when you put them in the same room, the chemistry is so on point that great things happen. I really hope that this project comes to life and the politics and label gimmicks don't get in the way of something special.

16 October 2009

This Week's Playlist

1. Tiesto featuring C.C. Sheffield - Escape Me
2. Milkman - Circle of Fifths
3. Brother Ali - Forest Whitaker
4. Deadmau5 - Ghosts N Stuff
5. Chris Brown featuring Lil' Wayne - Transform Ya
6. Wiz Khalifa - This Plane
7. Birdman featuring Drake & Lil' Wayne - Money to Blow
8. Mike Posner - Losing My Mind
9. Kings of Leon - Use Somebody (DJ Slink Remix)
10. Example - Watch the Sun Come Up (Fred Falke Remix)
11. Miami Horror - Sometimes
12. Young Money featuring Lloyd - Bedrock
13. R.I.O. - When the Sun Comes Down (Spencer & Hill Remix)
14. Big Boi featuring Gucci Mane - Shine Blockas
15. Drake featuring Lil' Wayne, Kanye West & Eminem - Forever
16. Gang Starr - You Know My Steez'

15 October 2009

A Day in the Life of a Producer: K-Quick

Stop the presses! Stop the presses! Please, stop the presses! I had to put this up here on Heartless Handshakes. Kaleb "K-Quick" Rollins is a good friend of mine, who is currently enrolled in the Tisch music program at NYU, and I want to take this opportunity to give him some long overdue shine.

This young man is one of the music industry's best kept secrets. He is a producer/ singer/ songwriter/ DJ/ emcee/ MUSICIAN. Like my man said in the video clip, all of his slashes are well earned. I mean, shit, Kaleb has been making industry quality beats for at least last 3-4 years now-- fast forward the video to 4:25 and listen to that beat. Bananas. Heat. Crack. Fire. Piff. Whatever you wanna call it. My man K-Quick is PROBLEM and all you little producers, emcees, songwriters, starving artisits, industry lightweights, and industry heavyweights who read my blog, PAY CLOSE ATTENTION!! Here is a man who is constantly improving his craft. Here is a man who refuses to sleep because making beats and writing songs is his life. Why waste time dreaming about making music when you can just do it?

Can he get better? Absolutely, yes. I know he can.I remember his first beat. When I heard it, I was thinking that there was no possible way he could make a better song. Well, the next week, Kaleb comes out with another beat that was even better than his first beat. 7 years later, Kaleb never ceases to amaze me. Every time he sends me a beat, I say to myself that there is no way he can come up with something better than this. And every time, Kaleb delivers and sets the bar even higher, not only for himself, but for others around him.

So, to all you bloggers, readers, browsers, hip hop heads, music lovers, students, teachers, parents, consumers, etc here is your first look at my friend, the talented Kaleb " K-Quick" Rollins. Enjoy.

13 October 2009

New: Wale - Fly Away

Mr. Falorin leaked it on Twitter yesterday. Apparently this is a throw away track from Wale's highly anticipated debut studio album Attention:Deficit. Wale comes with some heat on this record with the aid of a Lenny Kravitz sample. If this song, a very solid and viable song, didn't make the album, I'm dying to hear what actually did. Sorry for rambling. Check the link below.

Download: Wale - Fly Away

11 October 2009

Heartless Handshakes' Winter 2009/2010 Style Essentials

A.P.C. New Standard Raw Indigo Denim

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Clarks Desert Boot Beeswax

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Calvin Klein Soft Touch V-neck T-shirt

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Supreme Prep Flannel Plaid

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Penfield Chilmark Winter Jacket

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Fred Perry V-Neck Cardigan

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J. Crew Italian Classic-Fit Chino

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Ralph Lauren Classic-Fit Pieced Rugby

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Bvlgari Black Fragrance

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Armani Sport Watch

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08 October 2009

Bottega Veneta Spring 2010 Men's Collection

1800 Tequila Essential Artists Bottles

This past weekend I was at Jokas (the go to liquor spot in Waterville, ME) perusing the aisles in search of tequila. I didn't have money for Patron, but had enough money where I didn't have to buy Jose Cuervo. So, I came across 1800 Tequila. Surprisingly, it goes down more easily than other brands of tequila (I am not a tequila drinker by any stretch of the imagination).

1800 Tequila started this marketing campaign last year, in which they choose works of art from various artists, both famous and starving, and incorporate the designs into their bottles. Dope.

06 October 2009

Edifice Melton Wool Coat

As the leaves begin to change and the air becomes more crisp up here in Maine, it's time to get the wool coat from the closet. Simplicity, gentlemen. Simplicity always wins.

04 October 2009

Mr. Hudson x Complex Magazine

Mr. Hudson's got some interesting swag. His fashion game is definitely on point. Boring Bostonians and WASPs please take notice.

01 October 2009

Supra TK Society Fall/Winter 2009

The Supra TK Society sneakers are some of the hottest to drop in the past year. I'm a Nike head, but I'm seriously considering buying the black STKSs. $134.99 Retail.

One Foot Out the Door: Mike Posner

Two reasons why I take particular interest in Mike Posner: 1. he is a college student not unlike myself, who attends classes at one of the most academically rigorous universities in the country and 2. he is an extremely talented songwriter, vocalist, and producer.

I think it's fascinating that he is a college student taking 300-level courses during the week, then on Friday afternoon he flies all over the country to perform for kids his age at some other college venue. Then, its back to school on Sunday evening to finish a paper due on Monday. Crazy, huh?