Ne-Yo – Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)

August 2nd, 2012 | Hip-Hop

  I’ve been exhausted from my round-the-clock Olympics watch. I truly believed they wouldn’t give out medals unless I was watching. The more random the sport, the more I wanted to watch: canoe sprint? yep. men’s field hockey? of course. Mixed doubles tennis? heartbreaking. Cycling road-race? unpredictable. Did you know there are red cards in… Read more

July 2012 Playlist

August 1st, 2012 | Best of Month Playlist, Playlist

  Ladies and gentlemen, the best of TinaCast for July 2012…   GOLD   SILVER   DJ Khaled ft. Kanye & Rick Ross – I Wish You Would Rick Ross, Dr. Dre, & Jay Z – 3 Kings Olly Murs ft. Rizzle Kicks – Heart Skips a Beat Nas ft. Swizz Beatz & Miguel –… Read more

Rick Ross, Dr. Dre, & Jay Z – 3 Kings

July 31st, 2012 | Hip-Hop

  “3 Kings” should be an epic track, but only Jay Z seems to bring his A-game. Also, Dr. Dre makes several mentions that he’s been “number one for the past twenty years,” I know, I know, Dre is a hip-hop icon, but don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining. “Number One”?… Read more

Rick Ross ft. Wale & Drake – Diced Pineapples

July 26th, 2012 | Hip-Hop

  “Very disappointed to find out that actress Julianna Hough’s last name was not pronounced like the Rick Ross noise.” – @azizansari   HUHH! His new album, God Forgives, I Don’t dropped yesterday, (7/31). Which would explain his heavy rotation on radio airwaves, as well as with Drake in “Diced Pineapples.” ROZAY!…  

Nas ft. Swizz Beatz & Miguel – Summer on Smash

July 11th, 2012 | Hip-Hop

  I’m tired of Swizz Beatz. I understand the repetitive catch-phrase over drum-heavy beats is his “thing” his “gimmick,” his “schtick”. Whatever… I’d really like it if he tried something new, and I believe he is talented enough to do it. Until then, enjoy “Summer on Smash,” which is the epitome of Swizz Beatz music…… Read more