8.13.2010

We Don't Dance No Mo'



This vid is funny as hell, but all jokes aside, these folks knew how to party whether they could dance or not! Damn shame we can't "Cut A Rug" in the club anymore.

Click HERE to see a funnier version of this vid courtesty of, uh, I don't know who made it, but the song is by Lil B. ENJOY

8.06.2010

POWER


Not Sure How You Felt About It, but It was DopE to US!!!!! See the whole Video HERE.

7.27.2010

RIP Melvin Bliss



If you're a hip hop head, you've heard this break since the beginning of the art form. And like many others, I never knew who it was sampled from. His passing occured yesterday, but I peeped this post on Rap Radar today. RIP Melvin Bliss

6.04.2010

Help Chris Blake Pick a LOGO

I need your help picking out a logo. This Is the first design I'm leaning towards. It can be any color so don't focus on that. I just need to know if you like the design. I posted this yesterday on my Facebook fan page so click HERE to see the feedback I got from my ppl there. #Appreciation in advance for your opinions.

5.10.2010

Betty White

Well, I needed a laugh and since you do too. Check out Betty White's "MUFFIN". LOL


4.23.2010

(R.I.P. Guru) Mass Appeal Freestyle



Mass Appeal by chrisblake

CLICK HeRe TO DOWNLOAD...

I dropped this on 3/9/10 because I remember like yesterday when "Mass Appeal" was always #1 on Rap City back when it first dropped. Then came news of Guru's illness which made it all the more worth doing. Now, since the news of news of his passing, I had to repost. Though it's not a tribute, I hope I did it justice.

EVERYBODY LOVES CHRIS: SEASON 1 MIXTAPE DROPS ON 3/30/10!!!

4.20.2010

4.20 w/ "Black Dynamite"

I recommend this for all my ppl celebrating 4.20, as well as those that ain't! Shit's hilarious. Oh yeah, I finished recording today too! ELCB S1 coming soon-ish

4.06.2010

4.01.2010

CHRIS BLAKE InTerView With AHORA MaGaZINE

Zena: What projects have you been working on recently?

Chris: I’ve been in the studio daily working on a project titled “Everybody Loves Chris… Season 1.” It drops on April 20th a.k.a. 4.20, but it’s not filled with smokers’ songs. It’s bringing you to my world, which anybody could relate to because I’ve experienced all walks of life.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW...

Mannish Younngin List: Badu

Aside from the fact this shit was pure genius, the song was great, etc... She also made my list with this one!!!!



CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LAST SMASH LIST MAKER-ER...

3.28.2010

3/25/10 Drumma Boy and Memphitz Party

I'm late on this one, but I just got these pics from an event here in Memphis at Silver Spoon for Drumma Boy and Memphitz celebration for receiving the key to the city. It was invite only joint and they brought out alot of the up and comers from the city so much appreciation for that. Me and my fam Radikalous was up dat beeeotch representin' with the help of Ciroc and Jack Daniels (for me of course:





Me, Radikalous, Kim and Jozzy... I tried to hit Kim with the rabbit ears on this one, but one of my fingers got blocked! LOL

EVERYBODY LOVES CHRIS... SEASON 1 DrOpS on 4.20.10

3.20.2010

Beats By Dre


Since the headphones at different studios I go to don't have that bump, wang, beat, bang etc. I had to invest in a pair of these... mY OnlY fear now is that I won't be able to listen to music without these mufuckas! *Sound So Good, Make You Wanna Slap Yo Mama..."Aye,Mama"* LOL

*********************Everybody Loves Chris...Season 1***** 4.20.10

3.17.2010

*** *******BELIEVE*******

The title of the post says it all. No need for me to continue...

CONCRETE MAG- GREENLIGHT "Check The Campaign" MiXtApE Feature


"This mixtape was given to me with such excitement…like…”Have you heard that Chris Blake!?” He’s not a typical Memphis rapper. Sure it’s called a mixtape but it’s really more like an independent album release!"

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE FEATURE/ REVIEW

3.13.2010

New "Check The Campaign" Mixtape Review



The first mix tape from Chris Blake, entitled “Check The Campaign”, quickly caught my ear from the first track. Chris Blake’s lulling voice over the hype southern tracks at first sounds like an oxymoron, but after the first few bars, Blake blends right in while standing out at the same time. From beginning to end, I didn’t want to even point my finger in the direction of the “next” button on my car radio.


CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE REVIEW

by THE PRODUCT via Sneak Peek Blog

3.12.2010

Prince Interview on MJ's "Bad"



I looked at the video with him, James Brown and MJ, then came up on this one. It's funny to hear one of my idols talk like this! LOL

After hearing that, I think this is the look he gave Mike's people:

3.10.2010

Benja Styles x Jack Frost x Freeway- Free Money Defense Offense


I came in contact with this dude the other day and peeped some his mixes... FIRE! He sent me this collaboration he did with Free and Frost last night so check it out good people:

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TAPE FROM HIS BLOG.

3.09.2010

R.I.P. Biggie and Happy B-Day "Big" little brother!




On this day the hip hop community continues to mourn the death of a music legend, but me and my family will be celebrating the birth of my "big" little brother who turns 17 today.

The Hours "Ali In the Jungle" (NEW Nike Commercial Song)

Nike always comes with some dope songs in their commercials (Remember Saul Williams "List of Demands (Reparations)" . This time they killed it again with "Ali In The Jungle" by The Hours. Check the commercial:



Here's The Hours' video for the song:



This would call for a sample, but I'm pretty sure somebody's doing it already. * Picks up phone and calls Radikalous * BLOW

3.08.2010

Steve Rifkind Interview



Shout out to RapRadar for posting these. Liked 'em so much that I had to post myself.

Random Thoughts

I was apart of a conversation with a very notable person last night. Though what he spoke of was unfortunate, I was much appreciative for the information. We tend to forget about those that go through the struggle prior to us, i.e. our predecessors, but in the immortal words of a great philosopher by the name of Richard Pryor, "Ya'll probably forgot, but I'll never forget"

3.06.2010

Addicted to Fresh (Rough Draft)



This is going to be the first song off the "Everybody Loves Chris...Season 1" Mixtape. Be on the lookout for the video in a few weeks.

Listen and Download HERE.

3.05.2010

Mannish Younggin List: Amel Larrieux



You may remember her from Groove Theory, but I remember her from my wet dreams back in grade school. Her voice was amazing and she was earthy, yet sexy without ever showing any skin. Had she switched up the game and began showing a little TNA (tits and ass) her fame would have rose, but she remained what she was. And what's even more amazing is that she ended up in my wet dreams without showing any TNA! Salute:



First Solo Album







"I JUST WANNA LAY IN HER HAIR" *aNDre 3K Voice*

3.04.2010

MALL OF MEMPHIS



The pictures say it all! This Mall was the place to be at one point. The Saturday night routine for younggins age 11-17 was make it to the mall at least 2-3 hours before it closed, walk around, hit the food court (Most of the time you either ate Steak Escape, Chick Fil A, or Sbarro), then hit the movies. The theatre looked like the joint on Last Dragon, but without the balcony! The Mall of Memphis was the only place in the city with an ice rink, but unfortunately, I never got a chance to ice skate. (Like I would really tell you a nigga had ice skates on! C'mon Fam) But anyway,it was shut down Christmas Eve of 2003 and was eventually torn down. See The Pics:




Big shit use to go down at the ice rink.


CLICK HERE TO READ AN ARTICLE ON WHAT HAPPENED TO THE AREA AND MALL.

3.02.2010

Twitter, Myspace and Facebook

Til Further notice, you can find me here! Was this a Simple post? YES! Do I give a damn about that? NO--- *LOL*

3.01.2010

ART.AFTER.DARK MeMpHiS

We Had a ball! DJ Houston killed it on the tables, live painting courtesy of LOS THE SCHOLAR and this guy by the name of Chris Blake had cd's in hand of this mixtape called "Check The Campaign". Came through and showed love, toothache, pain medicine and all! Hope to see you there next time, but in between time, check out the photos:










2.26.2010

Beat Breakdown: CRS vs Thom Yorke

When I first heard this song I wasn't hip to the original, but after I heard it, I see why they sampled it!!!!! The CRS {Kanye, Lupe and Pharell} video for "US Placers" is directed by Va$htie , who's fine as hell by the way!!!



Now, this is "The Eraser" from Thom Yorke, Radiohead's lead singer, 2006 solo debut album named "The Eraser". #classic_material

2.28.10 ART.AFTER.DARK mEmPhIS


THIS IS FOR EVERYBODY THAT SAYS THERE AREN'T ANY NEW EVENTS GOIN ON IN THE CITY. DEPENDING ON THE SUCCESS OF THIS ONE THERE WILL BE MORE TO COME! OH YEAH, YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE SINCE THERE'S A MAP --->

FOR MORE INFO ON THE OTHER RELATED EVENTS CLICK HERE

*CLICK PICTURES TO ENLARGE IMAGES*

2.21.2010

"The Good Things That Weed Can Do"



I got this picture message from my fam out in Cali that just got a cannabis card (a.k.a. Medical Mary Jane Card) *shakes head w/ envy LOL* ---- and it got me thinking about the "Good Things That Weed Can Do". Instead of doing a research paper about it, cause the college days are long and gone and I'd rather write raps, check the wiki article on it: Medical Cannabis

And If you don't feel like reading about it, listen to The Dude. Devin Knows best:

1.27.2010

#APPRECIATION



SHOUT OUT TO THE HOMIE KEVIN FROM SNEAK PEAK MEMPHIS FOR THE PROPS ON "CHECK THE CAMPAIGN". VISIT HIS STORE'S BLOG FOR ADDITIONAL LESSONS IN FLYNESS: SNEAK PEEK MEMPHIS BLOG

1.24.2010

iMobile Blog Beeeotch!

No real meaning to this post. Just "actin like a nigga that aint never had shit" *Juvenile Voice* since I updated my phone's software (Yes, The "Damn Fool" has a brain). I'm still thinking about moving to Tumblr or Wordpress unless they update Blogger to work on iPhone and mobile internet like they do.










- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

1.21.2010

Beat Breakdown_ The Original "Renegade" Record

I'm sure you've heard the more famous version of this joint, but word on the street is, this was the first cut of a little tune called "Renegade":

1.11.2010

Check The Campaign Mixtape Download

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD





RELEASED: JANUARY 11, 2010
PRODUCED BY: RADIKALOUS PRODUCTIONS (minus track 6,8,11,12)
DJ: DJ HOUSTON
COVER ART: LOS THA SCHOLAR for ARTIGRAPHS CREATIVE
PHOTOGRAPHY: LOS THA SCHOLAR for ARTIGRAPHS CREATIVE

Official Bio

Hip-hop artist, writer, and entrepreneur, Chris Blake is a musical visionary. His confident flow and witty lyrics are reflections of his humorous personality, outlandish demeanor, and symbolisms of life in his world.

Born and raised in Memphis, TN, a city known for its rich musical history, it was shown early in Chris Blake’s life that music would be of high relevance to him. Spitting his first rhymes at the age of five, Chris Blake would be frequently commissioned to freestyle in front of his older siblings and their friends who were twice his age. Life as well as his subject matter was “normal” back then until his father became absent, leaving his mom to take care of him and his three brothers.

With his mom working most of the time and his three older brothers consumed in an environment that lead to constant jail bids among other things, Chris Blake spent most of his young life alone. Raised by television, his imagination became bigger than his reality taking him out of the less than perfect world he knew.

Music television in the early 90s was dominated by East Coast rap, which influenced Chris Blake’s own rap style. However, the first rap album Chris Blake ever purchased was Outkast’s Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik It was then in 1994, he saw what the South had to offer. Other rappers such as Spice 1, Eightball & MJG, and Goodie Mob also became great influences in his own music.

Through his contagiously unique vocals and subject matter based on his life experiences, some good and some bad, Chris Blake’s music blends tragedy with comedy and a touch of flyness to ease the ups and downs of life. As an independent artist, Chris Blake’s authentic lyrics, various mixtapes, and internet presence has defined him in a crowded industry and has gained him fans from East Memphis to Ethiopia.

Being inspired by his daily life occurrences and driven by success, Chris Blake is passionate about going all out for what he believes in, his music.

1.10.2010

Words of Wisdom From Will Smith



Inspirational Words from Will Smith. You shouldn't need anymore motivation for a while fam! Go Get It! *BLOW*