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Playlistings 10: The END

Posted in Graphic Design, Music, Playlistings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2010 by bendey14


I’m overcome with great sadness to announce that this will be the final Playlistings mixtape to release. Some of you may have noticed that past links have been removed by the RIAA because of copyright infringements. Although the VivdUnderground and the DKALife attempt to bring you each day’s newest worry-free tracks that circumnavigate the globe within seconds each day in a legal manner, we can’t guarantee that each track doesn’t slip through the cracks and somehow inevitably prevents a multi-millionaire from making that down payment on a Bentley covered in gold. Despite coming under fire from an organization that reminds me of the last few hours of a horrible episode of diarrhea (the aforementioned R.I.A.A. for the slow kids in class); Playlistings Volume 10 drops in a very pissed off fashion. Eat it up world, because apparently T-Pain has another BIG ASS CHAIN to buy.

The AWESOME tracklist emerges from the pile of shit surrounding your boy here, nothing new.

Kanye West . Looking For Trouble (Feat. Pusha T, CyHi The Prynce, Big Sean & J. Cole)
Lupe Fiasco . Show Goes On
Lil Wayne . 30 Minutes To New Orleans
J. Cole . I’m Coming Home
Los . Incredible (Feat. Carmen)
Wiz Khalifa . Stuntin’
Nelly . Go (Feat. Talib Kweli & Ali)
Kid Cudi . Maybe
Kinetics . Sign Language (Feat. One Love & Wynter Gordon)
T.I. . Dying In Your Arms (Feat. Jazmine Sullivan)
Kid Ink . Double Take (Feat. Bei Maejor)
J. Cole . Home For The Holidays
Lil Wayne . Fire Flame [RMX] (Feat. Birdman)
Sam Adams . Lion’s Den
Kanye West . Chain Heavy (Feat. Talib Kweli & Consequence)
The Cool Kids . Big Talk
Wiz Khalifa . Huey Newton (Feat. Curren$y)
Los . Cuttin’ Up (Feat. Courtney Owens)

Download now before it gets covered in shit.

Gracefully and respectfully yours,




Playlistings Vol. 8

Posted in Music, Playlistings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2010 by bendey14


It is decidedly so.

Playlistings 8 is upon us my friends – brought to you by the good-natured souls at the Vivid Underground and The DKA Life. This week’s release carries a hefty dose of that “magic” in it. Enjoy.

Kanye WestChristian Dior Denim Flow (feat. Kid Cudi, Pusha T, John Legend, Lloyd Banks & Ryan Leslie)
AkonGive It To ‘Em (feat. Rick Ross)
Bruno MarsLiquor Store Blues (feat. Damian Marley)
Chiddy BangHere We Go (feat. Q-Tip)
Yo GottiLook In The Mirror [RMX] (feat. Wale, J. Cole & Wiz Khalifa)
Chris BrownYeah 3x
Travis BarkerJump Down (feat. The Cool Kids)
Lil WayneI Don’t Like The Look Of It (feat. Gudda Gudda)
Kanye WestLost In The World (feat. Bon Iver)
10  LosTake Off (feat. Midas)
11  Chris BrownDueces [RMX] (feat. Drake, Kanye West & Andre 3000)
12  Lil WayneWith You (feat. Drake)
13  Sam AdamsBass Head
14  Trey SongzBottoms Up [RMX] (feat. Wiz Khalifa & Gucci Mane)
15  Christian RichSay My Name (feat. Colin Munroe)
16  Kid CudiDangerous
17  Lloyd BanksStart It Up (feat. Kanye West, Swizz Beatz, Ryan Leslie & Fabolous)
18  MarioMy Territory
19  Colin MunroeBulletproof Monster [Revox] (feat. La Roux & Nicki Minaj)
20  G CurtisFalling Up

You can rely on it.


Playlistings: Vol. 4

Posted in Graphic Design, Music, Playlistings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2010 by bendey14


Playlistings Volume 4 has dropped. The cover design I might add; has been in development from the start of Playlistings (back in June). Literally getting tweaks every night accompanied by my Vitamin Water infused concoctions. Not really, that’s gross, but seriously.

While 50 Cent does NOT make an appearance on this mixtape, you’ll get your recommended daily dosage of Vitamin OG.  We’ve got some sophomore leaks, some tunes from the veterans getting the itch, and some fresh squeezed Underground jams. This is one you don’t want to miss. Click that download link above; Mom always said to take your vitamins.


Lil Wayne – Right Above It (feat. Drake)
Bei Maejor – Drinks On Me (feat. Trey Songz)
Wale – Black N Gold
Kanye West – See Me Now (feat. Beyonce & Charlie Wilson)
Josh Sallee – DreamLand
Wiz Khalifa – Hey Girl
Spitfiya – Got Me Gone
Bun B – Real Live (feat. The Gator & GLC)
Wale – The Breeze [Cool] (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
DLRN – Trill Cosby (feat. C-Plus & Task1ne)
Flo Rida – Why You Up In Here (feat. Ludacris & Gucci Mane)
Kid Cudi – Wylin’ Cause I’m Young (feat. Kanye West)
Bei Maejor – I’m On It (feat. T-Pain)
Mansions on the Moon – She Makes Me Feel (feat. Richie Sosa)
J. Cole – Blow Up

Glug, glug, glug..  ahhhh Urban Rawberry, so good.


Aubrey Drake Graham

Posted in Artwork, Graphic Design, Music, Print, Typography with tags , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2009 by bendey14


Drake?  You’ve never heard of Drizzy Drake??

Ok, stupid question.  Of course everyone has heard of Drake; the Canadian rapper/actor/singer currently collabin’ with Weezy and every other young undergrounder out there.  His recent release of the mixtape “So Far Gone” under his label, October’s Very Own, is definitely one of my top “albums” of 2009.  But…I do have some beef.  Where the hell is congratulations??  Yeah, I’m talking about this joint right here…

Incredible.  Pretty sure this track was recorded right after So Far Gone was released so I’m going to quit with the bitchin’.  I’m definitely looking forward to what Drake has in store.  This kid’s got skill.

On a side-note…one of my design professor’s told me I should start working on my “typography” so I did this the other day.  Copy it, paste it, print it, steal it, whatever.  It’s yours.  At least until Driz buys the rights to it.


Lil Wayne is slowly taking over the world.

Posted in Commercials + Virals, Music, Random BS with tags , , , , , on January 12, 2009 by bendey14


You know I had to do it…

That’s right, Lil Wayne (a.k.a. Dwayne Carter, Weezy, The Best Rapper Alive, Young Money, etc., etc.) is slowly taking over the world.  With his 6th studio album released in June 2008, Tha Carter III, still consistently commanding radio playlists…as well as his never ending mixtapes filling ipods with handfuls of songs each week, it’s safe to say this guy is the hardest working man in showbiz. 

Yes, he may be slightly insane and there’s some skepticism going around that he may be, in fact, an alien.  In addition to the steady stream of hip-hop Lil Wayne pumps out, he’s currently attempting an acting career and being featured in a film called Hurricane Season based on the story of a post-Katrina highschool basketball team assembled from 5 different area schools that claim the Louisiana State Basketball Championship.  Not only that, he’s rumored to be featured in the upcoming film titled, C.R.E.A.M: The American Dream, focusing on the rise of a small-time Miami gang into a “narcotics empire”.

So Mr. Carter’s taking over the world you ask?  Slowly but surely.  Here are a few tv spots by Nike and Gatorade featuring– yup, you guessed it, Weezy F. Baby himself.  Not exactly in the limelight for these ads, but certainly not letting society forget about him between his monthly mixtape releases.


Lebron’s sick. But he’s still got some rings to win before he can be mentioned in the same sentence as Jordan.


This one has some big names, Lil Wayne did the voiceover.

Now a few of you may be rolling your eyes right now. I imagine some of you readers may have a whole list of reasons why you hate Lil Wayne, and that’s what the “Leave a comment>>” link is for. I’m not denying it, I’m a huge Lil Wayne fan, I haven’t always been, but he’s undoubtedly got my attention. His creativity and raw passion for whatever project he lays his hands on is something to pay attention too. Sure, he may not make your list of favorites, but this guy will always leave you thinking. I don’t think his success can be measured by the amount of records he sells or profit at the box office…it’s obvious that Wayne doesn’t care much about what society thinks of him.
Alien? Maybe.
Best Rapper Alive? In the same boat with Lebron.
Re-defining hip-hop and pop culture? You’re on the ballot Mr. Wayne.
Never afraid to push a few envelopes and step on a few toes in the process? Definitely.
I think it’s safe to say Lil Wayne is going to keep doing what he loves
…long after society has forgot about him.

In the meantime, I’ll be watching his black and white commercials, and waiting for his rock album.