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#Summertime

Posted in Baseball, Basketball, Dave Matthews Band, ESPN, Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop History, James Patterson, MLB, MMA, Movies, Music, New York City, New York Yankees, NYC, Rappers, Sneakers with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

INCEPTION

The Boss and Joe Torre

ahh Summer Time , its been a very busy summer so far and its been a minute since I have posted,  so rather than post about a single subject I am simply gonna write and see what comes out….From Capri to Inception to the loss of Steinbrenner , it really has been a crazy summer to date…In just a few short weeks , Lebron went from sports icon to total DOUCHER , I became completely obsessed with Twitter, Hip Hop came back hard with great albums from The Roots, Drake, Big Boi, Eminem and Ricky Ross , The Yankee Organization was hit hard 3 times with the losses of THE BOSS, Legendary PA announcer Bob Shepard, and former player and manager Ralph Houk , Dave Matthews crushed Citifield , Nick Swisher was on the All Star team and in the Home Run Derby , great books by James Patterson and David Bladacci were read , Brock Lesnar battled Shane Carwin and pulled off a great victory keeping his UFC heavyweight belt , .The Yankees are sitting in first place atop the AL EAST……… AND…………..I bought six pairs of dope ass kicks (shout out to the crew at WEST on 72nd Street (WESTSIIIIIIDE!!!)

Baseball Hall of Fame

This weekend I take my annual trip to Cooperstown with my dad. It is a weekend consumed with the sport of baseball and the very deep history of the game, needless to say it is a great time and also very much symbolizes the mid-point of the summer and will certainly get a full post of its own.

So that’s my very brief summer to date recap…MUCH MUCH MORE TO FOLLOW

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I KNOW WAY TOO MANY PEOPLE HERE RIGHT NOW THAT I DIDNT KNOW LAST YEAR…..LOVE A GOOD HIP-HOP RIOT….

Posted in CELEB GOSSIP, Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop History, Music, New York City, Rappers, YouTube Classics with tags , , , on June 16, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

DRAKE…..G-D Bless you my man!!!

Hip-Hop is Alive and Well..SOUTH STREET SEAPORT…..oh DRIZZY!!!!

Posted in Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop History, Music, New York City, NYC, Rappers, YouTube Classics with tags , , on June 16, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

I wanna be a ROCK STAR… Jay & Kanye in the UK…..Holy Shit!!!!

Posted in Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop History, Rappers, YouTube Classics with tags , , on June 15, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

Just watch the video…….

Aziz and Diddy : Ciroc Smooth Campaign

Posted in Comedy, Comics, Hip-Hop, Rappers, YouTube Classics with tags , , , , , , , on June 7, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

When Ciroc enlisted Diddy to take a piece of the company and become the face of the brand and Chief Marketing officer, they clearly knew what they were doing.

Diddy is fully back in the public conciousness,  he has  a new album with his group DIRTY MONEY, the cover of the latest issue of XXL, a starring role in the new Jonah Hill movie “Get Him To The Greek” Diddy also recently got back in the management game and took over managerial duties for the teflon don RICKY ROSS…and of  course this wildly insane new ad campaign  for CIROC with my main man Aziz Ansari.

Now I have I yet to see “GREEK”  but all the reviews say Diddy is in top comedic form and if this commercial is any indication, Diddy might be doing stand up before too long.

Pure Genius!!

Jay Z & Eminem on the YES NETWORK!

Posted in Baseball, ESPN, Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop History, MLB, Music, New York City, New York Yankees, Rappers, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 12, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

Jay Z & Eminem on The Yes Network

Jay & Em

It is a true rare occurence for the Hip-Hop Gods and the Baseball Gods to get together and create magic, but that is exactly what happened tonight. Now Judaism being my primary religion, baseball and hip-hop follow a close second equally. This is big news..at least in Matthews World…

So this evening while I was on the phone , I had the Yankees vs Detroit game which had just started on mute. My boy Oliver tells me that Jay Z and Eminem were spotted at the game together.

Now its no big deal to see Jay at a sporting, he is always front row at the Stadium or court side at the Garden. I mean I saw Jay Z at the US Open last year. The man is clearly a sports fan. Now Eminem on the other hand does not strike me as a huge sports guy, but its possible he might take in a Yankees/Tigers game…you know anywhere the Yankees go, it’s the place to be.

But Jay Z and Eminem together at a New York vs. Detroit game, cmon son…. something is up.

Jay & Em Walk The Stadium

And what is up is probably the concert event of the year.

Jay Z & Eminem live together for two shows. The First show Sept 2 at Comerica Park in Detroit and then what will def be a serious historic event.. the first ever concert in the New Yankee Stadium September 13th. Now I can’t speak for Detroit but it New York that will be a massive affair.

Jay Z spoke on it in the booth

“These shows are like a dream come true,”

“I’ve always hoped that hip-hop could play any stadium like other genres of music. How perfect is it that Eminem and I get to play our hometowns and show how far the live rap experience has come? Fun and historic — a great combination all around the board.”

So of course these two being marketing geniuses announce the shows 4 months in advance, at a Yankee/Detroit game featured on both ESPN and the Yes Network. And it s genius that they made the announcement in Detroit rather than in NY. Jay Z with Em is his hometown just has the feel of a larger story than Em taking in a game with Jay in the Bronx. Makes perfect sense to me.

But the highlight of this night is not the prospect of an incredible concert  4 months from now that I will most def be at.

It’s that Jay Z and Eminem were in the YES NETWORK booth with Michael Kay and Ken Singleton. Its like two of my very favorite worlds colliding to make greatness. Michael Kay talking billboard charts with Eminem…..classic material.

enjoy and click the link.

Jay Z & Eminem On The Yes Network with Michael Kay and Ken Singleton….CLAASSIC!!!

“King Of New York” Part Two “The Ghost Of Christopher Wallace”

Posted in Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop History, Music, New York City, Rappers with tags , , , , , on April 30, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

"The Ghost Of Christopher Wallace"

Timing is everything and the timing of my well received “KING OF NEW YORK” post could not have been better, as just one day later upstart rap phenom JAY ELECTRONICA releases a great track titled “The Ghost Of Christopher Wallace”

Jay Electronica

Jay Elect seeks to put the King Of New York debate to bed , with BIG being the one and only reigning KING. The track features Diddy aka “THE DIDIOT” who talks more trash on this joint then all the landfills in New Jerz. Diddy takes ad-libs to an entirely new level on this track.

"Take That Take That"

“GET OUT OF OUR WAY CUZ WERE GREAT” only Puff could get away with this bravado…I Love it.

(BTW I love Diddy to death but my man LESTER at WEST NYC gave me the “DIDIOT” line and I had to run with it.)

Click the link and enjoy :

http://rapradar.com/2010/04/30/new-music-jay-electronica-x-diddy-the-ghost-of-christopher-wallace/