"Imagination is More Important Than Knowledge"

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dopest x A.I.

Favorite of All-Time.


Friday, July 16, 2010

"Life" x Break to Build

Just went thru my photobucket from beginning to end, dang...that's like 3-4 years worth of [stuff]. Not just photography but random stuff that I thought was hilarious. It just shows me how time flies. There is a lot of photography in there as well, just about a piece of EVERY photoshoot I've ever done. I've worked with so many different personalities its crazy...I don't think no one looks at it like that. I don't count the amount of people I've worked with but the amount of personalities, and know that one individual is not limited to just one personality. With every character I come across, I look at God's work as art...well, because it is art. Its like we're characters in one big movie, that has its commercials, short films, tv series, sequels and more...I just know that I'm destined to stand out in my role. No matter if you're a superstar or a seat-filler, you still have a role to play in this movie called "Life" (not to be confused with the comedy with Eddie Murphy & Martin Lawrence haha).

But on the no bull, working with these many different personalities has allowed me to alter myself as well as my artwork in many different positive ways to present to the public. I never wanna be someone thats boring. So the ones that don't know me say I'm the quiet guy, and try to figure me out...and the ones that do know me say I got a smart mouth, and still in a sense can't completely figure me out. People like to copy, so why not give them something with substance & content to copy off of? So I live my life creatively. Do something just enough to get the attention of life's audience, and then put my own twist to it. "Flyer than the rest of em...ha"

The lastest character I've worked with was Ms. Carson in the previous Hollagraphy Shoot. Much like myself, she keeps a straight face in photos but in person does the total opposite. Be sure to check that shoot out. It started raining during the shoot, but she's a soldier, so no rain was gonna stop her party lol. Great chemistry working together during the session, so expect to see more work from the both of us. [Add me to facebook to view the entire shoot]

On to other things...
Version 6: Break to Build is currently in the works. Hopefully, I'll be winding to the final stages of it soon, its a lot of hard work. I've been working on it day & night so NO that does not mean its gonna take another year to drop lol. In the beginning stages of the site I was in a constant battle with self on if the design of the site should be extravagant or simple. Like Version 5: A Perfect Fifth, I went with the simple look; I want the work to speak for itself. The site will have new work (also some old work..design, clothing, photography, and illustration), videos, and I'm also bringing back the featured section of the site. The feature section will consist mainly of featured artists, some of which I already have listed from V3, and many new ones. This will allow me to showcase others of my choice that are from the DMV and other areas as well.


LMAO He always on top of his game, I swear as soon as an artist drops a new song he has a new parody for it!

Paul Wall + Chamillionaire = Round Here

Glad to see the two working together again.



also: "Main Event"


Ms. Carson x Hollagraphy






2K11 x MJ23

NBA 2K11 to drop in a few months, and we all know that Micheal Jordan will be on the cover and the game itself. Found a lil video/photo preview of the game courtesy of ASAMP's Blog(asampwasright.blogspot.com). Check it out, pretty dope, but am I the only one who thinks MJ's face looks like Kobe on the game lol?

Got Xbox Live?? Add Me: "Holla 301"


Album Trailer x SE Slim


DMV Post!

Dope. #DMV

Listen: Greenspan ft. Phil Ade (Produced by Mark Henry)

Listen: Lyriciss - Hot Music


Chris + Neef = We Bak [Listen]

Chris & Neef (formally the Young Gunz) drop their new mixtape track "We Bak". Dope. New Back to Business mixtape hits the net July 23rd. Check it out.

Listen: Chris & Neef - We Bak


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Eminem x DJ Booth "Recovery" Review

Review by Nathan S.

Recovery is the worst album of Eminem’s career. Recovery is the best album of Eminem’s career. It’s both. That ambiguity may sound like a cop out, and truth be told maybe it is, but in all honesty, I can’t remember being as confused about an album as I am about Recovery. Thanks to a newfound sobriety, it features the most mentally stable and mature Eminem we’ve ever heard, but, as music fans, do we really want a stable and mature Eminem? We certainly didn’t want a happily married and domesticated Usher. Recovery is also Eminem’s least purely “hip-hop” album, and while I genuinely applaud his willingness to defy the expected, I tend to like my Eminem as rawly hip-hop as possible. If I retreated to a secluded cabin and did nothing but listen to Recovery for a month I may be able to better weigh its value, but for now, I have far more questions than answers.

In my review of Eminem’s last album, the hyperbolically dark Relapse, I wrote that it was a cathartic work for Em, that he needed to get all that pain out of his system in order to get back to making great music. God I love when I’m right. Whatever its strengths and weaknesses, Recovery is easily the most courageous album of Eminem’s career as he stiff arms guest rappers (with one notable exception), delivers his first skit-free album and sonically ventures into everything from hard rock to quasi-ballads. More than a decade after the Slim Shady LP we’ve heard a lot from Eminem, but we’ve never heard anything like this.

When Recovery is good, oh f**k is it good. The album’s lead single Not Afraid is one of the least likely number one hits in music industry, not because it doesn’t sound dope, but because a fearlessly honest track about maintaining sobriety isn’t exactly your usual formula for chart success. It’s a testament to the strength of Eminem’s delivery that he’s transformed Not Afraid into a smash, it’s an absolutely gripping track, and it’s far from the only one on Recovery. The similarly themed Going Through Changes, which fittingly utilizes an Ozzy Osbourne sample, finds Em diving headfirst into a long list of his weaknesses, and the pounding Almost Famous provides an answer to anyone wondering if Em can still come as lyrically vicious as ever. Eminem pours his heart into Recovery, and it’s fascinating to listen to it beat.

While Eminem spends much of Recovery proving that he’s once again a serious contender for the best rapper alive title, unfortunately the album’s production and hooks, particularly when Eminem sings them, fall short. And before you start telling me, as some already have, that the hook and the beat “don’t matter,” that they’re “only a small part of the song,” let me offer this analogy: you go to Subway and they make you a delicious looking ham BLT. But then, instead of mayonnaise, they spread some poo on the bread. Are you eating that BLT, even though the poo spread’s only a “small part” of the overall sandwich? I thought not. Unfortunately, Eminem serves up more than a couple poo sandwiches on Recovery, even if he does so with the best of intentions, starting with No Love. It’s an absolute shame to waste incredible verses from Em and Lil Wayne on a beat that sounds like a joke at worst, and calls too much attention to itself at the least. Even more disappointing is the arena rock Cinderella Man, which finds producer Script Sheperd doing a poor man’s Timbaland impression, and Eminem’s vocals on You’re Never Over are so bad it sounds like he’s doing a parody of a cheesy r&b singer. And just like that, what could have been a classic track, becomes an average track.

As long as we’re on the topic, while longtime fans were undoubtedly nervous to see pop-rock singer Pink make an appearance on Won’t Back Down, the result is one of the album’s best tracks, and while the Rihanna-assisted Love the Way You Lie doesn’t work as well (listening to Em on a Ne-Yo-esque cut is more than a little strange), its nowhere near as bad as some might fear. But, although I’ll argue until the end that these things truly matter, I don’t want to get too caught up on the album’s specifics. Both personally and professionally Eminem couldn’t keep making the same music he did when he was 20, and while Recovery falters, it’s dope to hear Eminem moving in a new, and potentially even better, direction. Recovery feels like the album before a truly great album, a warm-up to a classic, and I can’t wait to hear what he’s cooking up next. Damn, looks like I have a pretty clear opinion on Recovery after all.

Wale x BASEhead x DMV

Wale new joint...BASEhead

Wale has dropped three brand new records via Twitter for his unofficial No Days Off Campaign.

Check it out on DJBooth
Listen: Wale - BASEhead

Listen: Wale ft. Chris Brown & Fabolous - Pretty Girls (remix)

Listen: Wale - Workin

Listen: Wale - The Meeting


Phil Ade x DMV

Download: Phil Ade – The Letterman [Mixtape] [Hosted by DJ Don Cannon]

Phil Ade‘s 2nd project is now here, and if you haven't heard him before most def make sure you take a listen. My homie Lyriciss put me on to him about a year ago, so he's another DMV artist that I would love to work with as far as photography, design and etc. This project is hosted by DJ Don Cannon and features Tabi Bonney, Raheem DeVaughn,Wale and more hot artists. So take the time out to download it and check it out...straight outta the DMV, u know I'm gonna support it 100%.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The 3 Kings

Can't wait 'til next season. No, I'm not on the bandwagon, personally, I don't think they are gonna win a ring in the first year but I think it will be very interesting to things shaken up coming into the new season. They will have a good record because they are in the East, not saying it would be bad in the West, but not as challenge.


Monday, July 12, 2010

Random: Hilarious!



Sunday, July 11, 2010

Los - "Closer" Freestyle

Very Inspirational. Los goes IN!
He just made my top 10 all-time favorite rappers list. Been following his music for a long time now, never heard a wack song or a wack line from him. #DMV