Video: Nas Previews “The Season” (Produced By J Dilla)

Written by Nigel D. / 10.30.14

Nas surprised fans at the Run The Jewels fan appreciation event tonight, and dropped off his new single.

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Video: T-Pain Sings Without Auto-Tune

Written by Nigel D. / 10.30.14

T-Pain’s fingerprints are all over pop and R&B and hip-hop. He wasn’t the first musician to use Auto-Tune as an instrument — he noticed it on a Jennifer Lopez remix, and remembers “Deep” well — but it was, as he says, his style. For a while, in the mid-2000s, he lived at the top of the charts. He dominated that brief moment of our lives when ringtones were a thing. He was celebrated as an innovator, and he happily took his talents where he was invited, which was everywhere.

But somewhere along the way, somebody got it twisted. “People felt like I was using it to sound good,” says T-Pain, in an interview that will air on All Things Considered. “But I was just using it to sound different.”

Do you prefer T-Pain’s music with the auto-tune?

Video: T-Pain Says Kanye West Doesn’t Use Auto-Tune Correctly

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Poster Time: James Ennis Makes An Opening Night Poster For The Heat

Written by Nigel D. / 10.29.14

The Heat don’t have Lebron anymore but they are still ballin. Check out James Ennis’s third quarter dunk.

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Nigel D. Introduces DistinctHype.com

Written by Nigel D. / 10.29.14

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So I knew I wanted a site of my own back in 2006 but I didn’t know where to start. I saw something about a “blog.” I did my research on what it was and created a free blog called “RealTalkNY” August 3rd, 2006. I wasn’t sure what direction I would take with RealTalkNY. But with me frequently attending concerts and getting great footage I decided to focus on music and entertainment. I never imagined I would be able to make a living from the site and get over 180 million hits. Over the years my interests have broadened, especially with me traveling the world. So instead of forcing everything on one site I have decided to create a lifestyle site called DistinctHype.com. The site will focus on travel, fashion, relationships,movies, health and other topics I feel like speaking on. RealTalkNY will focus on the Hip Hop culture, sports and whatever hot topics I feel like posting. I will still post some fashion and trailers on here.

Both sites will provide exclusive content and be updated daily. If you are a fan of RealTalkNY you will also enjoy DistinctHype. People always ask me about my travels, from seeing photos to getting tips, so they will get that on the new site. Check out the site and leave feedback below.

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Photos: Nigel D. Presents The Milan Cathedral & Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Written by Nigel D. / 10.29.14


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During the summer I had a chance to visit what some say is the fashion capital of the world, Milan. I got to explore, The Milan Cathedral & Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Check out a few photos from the trip in the slideshow and a get the full run down on DistinctHype.com

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Shy Glizzy ft. Lil Durk – White Girl Remix

Written by Nigel D. / 10.29.14

Lil Durk jumps on the “White Girl” remix.

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