I love the internet.
I hate trying to build from scratch on the internet (that’s why you hire your friends to work for you and build websites from scratch…coming soon new code2ave… shameless plug).
Anywho since code2ave dot com is down, I’m hoping that fools are being forwarded BACK to our wordpress dot com page where the dream continues on. I wanted to take a mintue to give some nods/love/appreciate/respeK to a couple homies around them internets who’ve either messed with Code2ave in the past, one of the nonsensical blogs we wrote before creating code2ave, or folks that don’t even know we are in exsistence. With that said, I titled this post “Taste.01″ simply in an effort to show appreciatation to those on the interwebs doing their thing and in an effort to help promote those I admire who are tasteful.
I used to hit up the homie E-Dub over at Eightsbaby when I wrote over at RoyalsReview. Bloging in itself is like having a job that you see no return on (yet). Constantly putting in hours searching and forming your own opinions on things in an effort to spread love/knowledge to others who might stumble across your page and what you’ve got to say. I dig the homie E-Dub’s site What Eye Though and check it daily. I can honestly say that this is one of my favorite spots online for checking on the west coast and learning about how fresh eats away from the midwest. I also favor the apparel that he creates/hosts/promotes/lives: Eightysbaby check the link and get fresh.
(You know Drama and I stay fresh in T’s that have the ladies on them)
Also view this illy video made to promote the brand:
The homies Kenny and Brad work on one of the best written and designed sites that I have seen in the longest. Like I mentioned earlier blogging and writing on these here internets is like working a full time job that has no return. I can honestly say that I admire how hard they work and represent the Eastside of the Mitten (Michigan). The set up of the site is ridiculously fresh and I’m sure takes alot of hours to keep glitch free and running smooth like butter (no ATCQ – Yes one of the best tracks of the 90′s.). Props. The writing on The Urbanian is some of the best I’ve seen in a while. Most of the time when you cruise the world wide web you come to lifestyle websites and blogs and things of the sort and simply see video’s or pictures with a small blub that says “This is dope!” or “Check out this freestyle insert mainstream or quasi mainstream artist name here did!” This isn’t the case over at the UB. I admire the fact that substance goes into written posts remains constant as well as thought provoking. I know were guilty of posting pics and vids over here at Code2ave without much justification, but hey…blame it on the recession. In all honesty, The Urbanian is probably one of the best sites that you aren’t even checking out. So AFTER you read the new code2ave.com (shameless plug again, coming soon) please head over and check out the homies at Brad and Kenny at The Urbanian…Tell em’ Royal sent ya.
I jumped into the achieves over there to directly link you to one of my favorite posts from them: The Death and Resurrection of HipHop.
I’m going to leave you with the newest mixtape from XV titled “Everybody’s Nobody”. If DJ Benzi jumped on and worked on this tape, I know for a fact that it has to be dope. The buzz that this is getting on the dot com’s has been well recieved. As this post is being writting I’m downloading the tape and encourage you to do the same. Like I’ve mentioned before, theboyroyal does not waste your time.
(Taken straight from XV’s about section…)
Hip-Hop, which used to be an underground artistic platform for creative expression, is now one of the most popular styles in music today. Sadly, with the rise of Hip-Hop becoming a household and popular sound, came the downfall of its essence. Lyrics and creativity have taken a backseat to dance-instructing “rappers” steering Hip-Hop into the future. Segregating and dividing many artists into sub-genres of the art, Hip-Hop has become strikingly similar to high school. Hipsters not eating with the gangsters and ballers not hanging around the conscious rappers. It’s no wonder a guy that proclaims, “I don’t fit in!”, feels so comfortable in this setting.
-could not agree more! Keep up with XV’s blog HERE.
Click the mixtape art to download.
Did I meantion a new Code2Ave dot com will be up soon?