BBC Sound of 2012 Interview – Frank Ocean

Posted in Music by Milk+Syrup on January 8, 2012

Frank Ocean is The BBC Sound of 2012 runner-up. The list was selected by more than 180 leading critics, bloggers and broadcasters. The BBC decided to interview Frank about some things that have helped create the talent he is today. Frank also shares his inspirations, performing, nostalgia, ULTRA, working with Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kanye West, his upcoming album, and more. You can see the full BBC “Sound of 2012” list here.



Artist: Sagaki Keita

Posted in Art, Design, Lifestyle by Milk+Syrup on December 26, 2011


Sagaki Keita has probably become one of my favorite artist ever! The Japanese artist creates pen drawings of classic art, but uses hundreds, sometimes thousands of detailed illustrations to mold the main piece. I think it is completely genius to use cartoonish characters to create more serious classical pieces. It might be the most unequalled idea that any artist has come up with, in my opinion. You can visit his site here to look at more works.



Blu & Exile – give me my flowers while i can smell them [LP]

Posted in Lifestyle, Music, random by Milk+Syrup on December 21, 2011

 The homie Blu releases an LP that he and Exile recorded in 2009! (give me my flowers while i can smell them). Something that I personally know is that Blu & Exile have tons more of unreleased material in a vault somewhere. If I knew where that vault was…it might be a burglary.





LxE For The Uncool – The Bleeding [demo] feat. Stephen King

Posted in Music, random, Uncategorized by Milk+Syrup on December 11, 2011

LxE has been in the process of creating a project (The Sun Sets Tomorrow…Regardless) that he self proclaims will be a “hip hop classic”. During his unique and creative writing process, he has many verses that he explains are “not fitting”. Here are the first bars that didn’t make the cut, but definitely can cause bleeding.

produced by The #CCC

Power to Keyel!

Blu – The Clean Hand (prod. Pete Rock)

Posted in Music, random by Milk+Syrup on December 9, 2011

Brother Blu drops a new joint produced by the legendary Pete Rock. I have always been a fan of how Blu utilizes drops in the beat, when he kills. iLL.

download: Blu – The Clean Hand


Blu – DOINNOTHIN’ feat. U God (produced by Flying Lotus) [video]

Posted in Art, Design, Music by Milk+Syrup on November 11, 2011

Homie Blu gives the world a visual for DOINNOTHIN’, a cut from his latest LP N O Y O R K. The video was  directed and edited by David M. Helman. Some think Blu’s title is taking a shot at the East Coast, but the wise understand that he is simply expressing he is from the West Coast! …not to mention, U GOD from the WU is featured on this jam.


P Blackk’s “BLACKK FRIDAY” original artwork cover

Posted in Art, Design, Music by Milk+Syrup on November 11, 2011

This Black Friday…do your little retail shopping…and then…grab something real.


LxE For the The Uncool’s The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street EP x OG Champion Hoodie (Raekwon Tribute) Feat. Nemo Achida [video]

Posted in Art, Fashion, Music, random by Milk+Syrup on October 31, 2011

Ohio native, LxE For The Uncool released a very under the radar cassette style EP last Halloween titled The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street. This title comes from LxE’s obsession with Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone. This year, he decides to re-release the project with a new track (Dragon Sea)The emcee also provides a visual for the opening track (OG Champion Hoodie (Raekwon Tribute)) which was directed by Walter Nini“Growing up, The Chef has always inspired me to think outside of the box when it came to rhyme schemes”.

LxE is currently finishing up a project & documentary entitled The Sun Sets Tomorrow…Regardless. This is believed to be released sometime this winter.

 The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street [Re-Release] EP 


STALLEY – Assassin [Trailer]

Posted in Music, Photography by Milk+Syrup on September 8, 2011

My brother Stalley releases the trailer to the short film/video for “Assassin“. Everytime I speak to Stalley throughout the week, he seems so exhausted. Even after merging with the MMG, that never stopped the Blue Collar Gang front-runner from putting in hard work daily.


Little Dragon – Brush The Heat [VIDEO]

Posted in Art, Design, Music, Women by Milk+Syrup on September 8, 2011

Swedish collective with the pretty Asian lead singer (Yukimi), hits everyone with a visual for “Brush That Heat“, a song from their recently released studio album “Ritual Union“. This is probably my favorite Little Dragon video to date.

Directed by : Yusuke Nagano (Yukimi’s father).

Edited by : Olga Nikoulina.