music: top 3 favorite tracks with sleigh bell samples

not so festive sleigh bells

i love me a funky bassline and some horns, but hearing sleigh bells on a track adds a delicate richness that IMO complements a strong lyricist nicely.

1. nas- halftime (prod. by large pro)

2. pete rock & cl smooth – one in a million (prod. by pete rock)

3. presto ft. blu – pour another glass (prod. by presto)

i’m missing something huh? this is all i can think of hah


outsidelands: to go or not to go?

my name is kristine and i’m addicted to music festivals. i’m seriously debating if i should cop a ticket. seeing stevie wonder is the major reason why i want to go. plus i get to visit my sissy in the bay. i also like how you can walk around beer (ahem coachella). i don’t know if i can afford it especially with a big trip coming up in two weeks, rock the bells, new york again in august, and all the little shows in between…

live: back to basics festival in santa ana

such a dope lineup. visionaries, people under the stairs, zion i, evidence, fashawn, blu, chali 2na, planet asia, strong arm steady, ugly duckling, and rebel to the grain. it’s too bad i only saw the last couple of headliners because i came late. it was hot as a mutha… i can’t see why the observatory couldn’t turn on their A/C. it sucks because towards the end during visionaries you can tell the crowd was runnin on fumes. despite the conditions, i’m still grateful to finally see the visionaries live and to see all these dope crews grace the same stage.

music: songs that remind me of my summer in espana

literally heard this song at EVERY club we went to in spain. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.  i love this song. it reminds me of el pulpo/entanik and especially my good friend armando bc we would go ape shit when this song would come on hehehe.

another club staple. i love this song! lots of good memories

being in spain during their first world cup win was the best experience ever. every game we would watch it in this big white tent with hundreds of other spaniards. love this song bc i actually had a flag. cant describe how amazing this was.

this post wouldn’t be complete without the official song of the world cup. this song was my background music for my whole month there. ahhh the beautiful game…