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Download: Nickelus F – Reese Witherspoon (Pre-Season Premiere Edition)

“Reese Witherspoon” is the 3rd release from Nickelus F’s new mixtape Season Premiere. Track features production from Brad Ohblivion and short video courtesy of Duy Nguyen (For A College Project Productions).

Get Season Premiere @ http://www.cmonwealth.com (05.31.2010)


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Here is the theatrical trailer for the latest action movie Takers starring Hip Hop & R&B stars Tip “T.I.” Harris & Chris Brown and also staring Idris Elba, Matt Dillon, Zoe Saldana, Michael Ealy, Paul Walker, Jay Hernandez & Hayden Christensen.

Takers is in Theater February 26, 2010

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run_dmcRUN DMC was the first Hip Hop music I got a taste of back in 1986. I remember rockin’ out to this on Z100 when it used to play like a good mix of everything that was hot!

When I heard this it sent me swangin! I had to buy the album. (Refer to my 1st blog ever Where Is The LOVE? to get more insight on how I fell in LOVE with the music).

I copped their album Raising Hell and it made me look at things a whole lot differently and looking back I think it was a time in my life that I can remember vaguely, but cherish  because it kind of set me to go down a meaningful path with myself at a young age. I started to become interested in music, art and writing. I was only 5 or 6 at the time and that was MONUMENTIOUS!

So first off, I want to thank RUN-DMC for being the inspiration that’s made me want to do this FOREVER….

And when I think about home and where it all started Jamaica, Hollis, Queens Village and even the Southside… I smile and think to myself everything I LOVE came from Queens. Family, Life Long Friends, Places and Experiences…

From my first crush to my first kiss it was in Queens… Today, things from the motherland (Queens) seem to have come back into my life and blessed me again, but that’s another blog and another day.

I’m kind of tearing up here (tears of joy) cause to me everything that once meant so much to me is starting to comeback to light and I owe to… Well… They know who they are and I’m thankful for them bringing back that memory for me.

negativeI used to tend to dwell on the negatives of my past to keep me from making the same mistakes again, but that kinda brings you back to the negative because in every negative situation you can pick the positives out of it and find yourself going back to that shit like people who are addicted to drugs… OR… PERFECT EXAMPLE a bad relationship (“Break Ups, To Make Up”) you go back to what you feel comfortable doing, but if shit ain’t gonna change where’s it going?

I went though it for a good part of 2 years and apparently a couple of my close friends are now too (thank goodness I ain’t trapped up anymore, but I’ll hold y’all down when the shit hits the fan again).

AS I see it the line between “what’s good for us” and “what’s been good to us” is thin and can blur our thinking sometimes… It can be blurred up to the point where you want to say, fuck it I’m gonna go all in cause this is all I got going for me right now, but you know what?

When I think a thing like “HOME” (Queens) all I can remember is THE GOODNESS and that’s all I really want. Nothing else, but GOOD. So I’m going to carry that notion with me no matter where I end up geographically, relationship wise or in life in general. IF you strive for what is meaningful, right, and GOOD you’ll see the best outcomes down the line.

And even though life is moving at a moderate pace for me right now I’m not gonna slow walk it out, I’ma go HARD, so I can go HOME because no place has brought me the experiences and people that Queens has.

PAUSE===> Now this is no disrespect to everyone I’m close to now. I love y’all like fam, F, Kenny, Shaun, Ali, Julie, Aby, Shkeema, Teresa, Jared, Kofi (even though you are from BK), Alex (BK again..), KJ, BB, Nammi, Jeny, My French Tutor, C4, my wonderful work crew, of course Lois Lame and if I forgot you it’s early and I’m buggin’… SORRY DAWG (SIDE NOTE: Aby you’re right, I can’t see you saying “dawg” or “dogg” that’s so odd…). Y’all mean the world and drive me with every bit of insight my crazy ass has taken in and spilled over time.

It’s just the most SPECIAL of the SPECIAL seems to have come from this part of town and I think in retrospective it’s a sign… We’ll see…

SO let’s go back and focus on RUN-DMC being inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Below is video of the induction with Eminem, Rev Run, DMC & their families… R.I.P. Jam Master Jay…

This is milestone for Hip Hop and Queens. I come from the greatest Borough in NY (Sorry Brooklyn…) and when I finally come back home, I’m gonna smile and say, “we did it because this is the HEART of NY…”

H Diddy Blogger… Out

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So I’m so becoming an advocate for alternative forms of Hip Hop since F & Drake started spilling over Pop records, Live shit and this… Portishead.

Nick takes it to new levels with me on this one. I LOVE it! for a mashup it sounds so official and his lyrics compliment every sweet word from that white ladies mouth.

Thank Me Later… H

D/L: Nickelus F & Portishead – Over

Listen: Nickelus F & Portishead – Over


D/L: Nickelus F & Portishead – Over

Listen: Nickelus F & Portishead – Over

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Yeah JIGGA goes in… So Hard… (PAUSE) …

Thank Me Later… H


LISTEN: ===> DJ Khalid ft. Jay-Z, Kanye West & T-Pain – Go Hard (Remix)

D/L: ===>DJ Khalid ft. Jay-Z, Kanye West & T-Pain – Go Hard (Remix)

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This is a new joint that Nick’s doing where he’s rapping over Portishead records…

This is one of those real reflective jawns. Get familiar with it because there’s more to come!

Thank Me Later… H

“Never FOLD. Giving up is not an option my only option is GRINDIN’ to make somemore OPTIONS…” – Nickelus F


D/L: ===> Nickelus F & Protishead – Roads

LISTEN: ===> Nickelus F & Protishead – Roads

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I’d admittedly say I’ve been in a “funk” for about two and half years now. It’s been mentally and emotionally draining. Had its ups and down and most of all taught me that I’ve slipped off my high horse when it comes to what I really love.

And what do I really love? à HIP HOP…

Most Hip Hop enthusiasts have seen the movie Brown Sugar and can somewhat relate to what I’m saying. You fall in love with this thing that embodies your attitude, your passion, your need for change in an otherwise regimental life.

Hip Hop music wasn’t my first love, but I discovered it in 1986 when Run DMC’s “It’s Tricky” came out. I’m from Queens and it rocked on Z100 all the time. Before that I was a Pop & Rock dude and went through my phases as I grew into a true head in like ’92-’93.

But my defining moment had to be when I got that album “Mary, Mary” was on Raising Hell 1986 and my parent were so daaam liberal they let me cop it even though it had the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks word in it (oh yes… I did go to Catholic School too… Mom & Pop you are the coolest!).

Now thinking back to when I was all about Black Moon and Brand Nubians is when I really found my space in the culture. This is when I saw myself embodying what I’ve embraced about 4 years earlier. With growth and time I found myself loving the music more than anything else in life till I discovered girls and even then, my Lord Finesse & Showbiz & A.G. tapes held more weight than a chick.

Thinking back and asking my friends about their “defining” moment that made them “Love” Hip Hop has made me think more and more about “Love” in general.

I’ve held this music above most things in my life for so long till I really fell in “Love.” And that’s where the Brown Sugar metaphor comes in. Was I in “Love” or finding something better to do since Hip Hop sucked so much for me since like 2003… I can arguably say I don’t know. Maybe a little of both…

So here’s where I get all “Sex & The City” on you (NO HOMO).

Does one’s love for a culture/music that basically has impacted much of one’s young life equate to that of the love of a person?

Some of you maybe saying a resounding “NURP!” But realistically when you’re up or down or content, there’s always that one constant and that’s what your soundtrack is.

Every relationship has a soundtrack. Those songs that define moments in a relationship. My last relationship can be summed up with James Blunt’s “You’re Beautiful” and Outkast’s “Morris Brown” (Don’t ask…), but those songs made the good times better and made me feel one hundred then and even now because they “defined the special moments.”

God willing, I’ll have those special moments again, but for now I’m cool with loving MUSIC because that’s always been with me. I was raised in a household that nurtured my creative side and made me see more then the surface. I SEE SOUNDS NIGGA!

So don’t give up on LOVE because the real thing is out there, but when the real thing is already in your world, don’t let it go.

H Diddy Dollar (Hip Hop Lover From Now To Infinity)

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