This Can’t Be Life

Posted in fun, random with tags , on July 14, 2009 by carmenivana



Snap for the kids!

Posted in fun, random on July 3, 2009 by carmenivana
Were brothers, were happy & were singin...

We're brothers, we're happy & we're singin...

Smiles all around Los Angeles. Click the photo for the story of next season’s greatness.

Jay-Z – Death of Autotune (Video)

Posted in new music on July 3, 2009 by carmenivana

Trying to catch up on stuff since we haven’t updated in a few weeks. Our favorite rapper > your favorite rapper.

September 11, 2009

Fabolous – A Toast to the Good Life

Posted in new music on July 3, 2009 by carmenivana

Fabolous’s Loso’s Way drops July 28th!

Looks like a good album to me, sans Keri Hilson.


Posted in new music with tags , on June 12, 2009 by carmenivana

Finally! Jojo is B-A-C-K! New single called 25 To Life. Have a listen and download if you want. I suggest you do. I’m so glad she’s finally back making music. She was one of my favorite singers. And I think now that she’s getting older people will take her more seriously so I definitely see her making a strong comeback in the music world soon.


eLZhi “The Preface”

Posted in Uncategorized on June 9, 2009 by carmenivana


eLZhi is one of the only emcees that is keeping me on my toes right now. I hear his verses and they make me go back to the lab.” – Phonte (Little Brother)

“eLZhi’s my favorite emcee out of Detroit and his versatility with subject matter and flows is unparalleled. He’s definitely got a gift.” – Guilty Simpson

As hip-hop culture continues to grow on a worldwide scale, the art of the emcee is in decline. Lyricism and content have taken a backseat to over-simplified swagger while the complex rhyme patterns and breathtaking wordplay of the finest rappers of the golden age have started to fade into obscurity. Thankfully, hip-hop music still has talent like that of eLZhi, the seasoned Detroit emcee that not only honors the meticulous poetry of Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, and Kool G. Rap, but also raises the bar for emcee craftsmanship for an entirely new generation.

After grinding in the Detroit underground during the late ‘90’s, eLZhi began working with future local luminaries such as Jay Dee (aka J Dilla), Waajeed (Platinum Pied Pipers), and Dwele. Following his impressive performance on Jay Dee’s “Come and Get It” track from the Welcome II Detroit album, he was selected as the new third member of Slum Village, later shining on smash singles “Tainted (feat. Dwele)” and “Selfish (feat. Kanye West).” The three albums that El recorded as a member of the group (Trinity, Detroit Deli, and Slum Village) sold a total of more than 300,000 units, and further established Slum Village as one of the most respected modern hip-hop groups amongst both their peers and a worldwide legion of fans.

With years of recording and touring under his belt as a member of Slum Village, eLZhi is finally ready to make his mark as a solo artist. Even without an official solo release, the 2005 mix CD Witness My Growth continues to circulate amongst the core of his fan base. Hip-hop enthusiasts across the globe consider him to be one of the most skilled emcees in the entire scene, and even blogs and message boards have been trumpeting this sentiment since the release of the last Slum Village album in 2005. His 2008 tour release, Europass was very well received; XXL Magazine awarded it an XL rating, and OkayPlayer praised eLZhi, saying, “The lyrical display in this one is nothing short of insane.” With his debut album, The Preface, eLZhi looks to cement his name amongst the greatest emcees in the game.

The Preface


Posted in new, new music, Uncategorized on June 9, 2009 by carmenivana

Since Skeme is from LA, I figured I’d post his new mixtape out of my love for SoCal music. A week late, but I have an excuse (…college). I’m more of a Hawthorne type of girl, but nobody from Hawthorne’s making much noise so I stay open minded.

Skeme of Things 2