Video: Nah Right x OnSMASH BETTER RECOGNIZE Showcase Sneak Peak

The homie Swift shares some onstage footage from the BETTER RECOGNIZE Showcase. Includes previews of performances from Emilio Rojas, Pill, Kidz in the Hall, Consequence, Kid CuDi, OJ, Raekwon and Styles P & Jadakiss.

Also, be sure to check out Mel D. Cole’s amazing photos from the night here.


AddThis Social Bookmark Button

63 Responses to “Video: Nah Right x OnSMASH BETTER RECOGNIZE Showcase Sneak Peak”

  1. Beezy Says:

    yo eskay I heard OJ was well received at your show…can you confirm?

  2. cOLD Says:

    …dropped outta highschool just to smoke blunts and drink Knotty.

  3. daVid blackham Says:

    *dead*

  4. The Shot Clock aka Nahdebayor Says:

    this is pure nonsense.
    “”””
    explain

    ^

    your statement is just way too broad. how can creativity be dead?

    sure there are artists who are regurgitating and re-packaging old shit. but the vast majority of artists are creating new sounds all the time. TV and radio propagate stale art but those mediums are hardly representative of what is happening in the real world

  5. Chief Ali aka The One Who Stay Building Says:

    *tardies it up*

    1/8/85

    yeah i know i’m young.

    fuck you too. no shots.

  6. TheCo!!inB Says:

    other blogs go Popeyes up before Nah?……Nah, right?

  7. Rey Says:

    @ Sleep– Ehhhh… Jimmy stays takin’ shots.. That wack song where he goes “…tryin’ to knock the hustle, who give a fuck what he say tho’”.. Jay firing back at this bum ass Jim Jones is okay seeing as how desperately Jimmy needs a Happy Hova Hug.. Jimmy needs to take a bath, shut the fuck up, and replay tapes of late 2006 episodes of 106 & Park to recall his glory days. NH.

  8. Chief Ali aka The One Who Stay Building Says:

    *tosses shotclock and cOLD two 40s of Old E*

    whatup niggas

  9. Roof do the Houdini Says:

    your statement is just way too broad. how can creativity be dead?

    sure there are artists who are regurgitating and re-packaging old shit. but the vast majority of artists are creating new sounds all the time. TV and radio propagate stale art but those mediums are hardly representative of what is happening in the real world
    “””””””””””””””””””””””
    shape the minds of the masses and the individuals will follow. Tell me who’s creative…

  10. Roof do the Houdini Says:

    more difficult than listing the non-creatives

  11. Ghost Writer Says:

    cOLD Says:

    October 23rd, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    @ Ghost

    what instrument or sound is that. violen?

    ^
    yeah I think it’s mostly violins just different tones and I hear a piano also an accordion with some drums

  12. cOLD Says:

    *daps chief*

  13. Joe 88 Says:

    LF: I fucks with oj da juice music, but c’mon. as much as rappers say they don’t care about being a good rapper, he takes that quote to heart.

    Nigga said

    I’m in the car same color as a armpit

    I’m in a car same color as truck tires

    I’m in a car same color as thunder

    Da Fuck!

  14. Roof do the Houdini Says:

    i’ll give Kanye a pass. Dude is major. Cudi too but he’s got more work to do.

  15. Chief Ali aka The One Who Stay Building Says:

    *bored*

    they say that nigga cOLD be on the block with a pink patent leather sweatsuit playin the harmonica

  16. cOLD Says:

    joe 88 said yesterday that he’s “a prisoner of his own imagination”. I ask you all, is this even possible.

  17. eskay Says:

    >>other blogs go Popeyes up before Nah?……Nah, right?

    lies

  18. The Shot Clock aka Nahdebayor Says:

    *daps Chief*

    shape the minds of the masses and the individuals will follow. Tell me who’s creative…

    ^

    are u talking about creativity or innovation? i mean life itself is creative. every new song u hear is a creation. i think most people dont care about the history of music and even more dont wish to be challenged by the music they listen to and so a lot of whats popular is not particularly innovative. but its still creative.

  19. Rey Says:

    # Chief Ali aka The One Who Stay Building Says:
    October 23rd, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    *bored*

    they say that nigga cOLD be on the block with a pink patent leather sweatsuit playin the harmonica

    ^^^

    *spit-take* (NH)

  20. Geronimo P Says:

    That cat NOE… smh

    Its one thing if you sound like Jay. You can’t help that, but the fact that this nigga’s entire rap style is patterned after Jay, that I can respect.

    Its like the same with Shyne. On first listen, Shyne sounds like BIG, but his style is completely different. So once you get that much, you can hear the subtle differences in pitch and reflection in his voice, making it his own. NOE, just sounds straight up like Jay, his ad libs, everything.

  21. cOLD Says:

    *bored*

    they say that nigga cOLD be on the block with a pink patent leather sweatsuit playin the harmonica

    ^ roff.

    I heard the nigga chief cuts the ass out his jeans, and roller blades to work, whilst listening to Arena rock on his ipeezzy.

  22. Geronimo P Says:

    But that Blac Roc Project is shaping up to be insane. Every track that they’ve featured so far is fire. I’m no rapper, but shit, I want to pen some bars to those beats.

  23. b-ease Says:

    cOLD Says:

    October 23rd, 2009 at 1:17 pm
    joe 88 said yesterday that he’s “a prisoner of his own imagination”. I ask you all, is this even possible.

    ^^
    Hmmm. I would say yes in the sense that, the thoughts in your head are what affect your daily actions, not the other way around. Depending on how strong those thoughts are, they could easily dictate how the course your life takes. Also, its not easy to break out of one’s own mind sometimes. That factor is what allows depression to take root. That specific example would definetly be mental imprisonment.

    With that said, when we say “imagination”, do we mean, all thoughts, or just the fantastic (fantasy based) ones?

  24. Ghost Writer Says:

    cOLD Says:

    October 23rd, 2009 at 1:22 pm
    *bored*

    they say that nigga cOLD be on the block with a pink patent leather sweatsuit playin the harmonica

    ^ roff.

    I heard the nigga chief cuts the ass out his jeans, and roller blades to work, whilst listening to Arena rock on his ipeezzy.

    ^
    Bumbaclot

  25. cOLD Says:

    But that Blac Roc Project is shaping up to be insane. Every track that they’ve featured so far is fire. I’m no rapper, but shit, I want to pen some bars to those beats.

    ^ word.

  26. b-ease Says:

    are u talking about creativity or innovation? i mean life itself is creative.

    ^^
    Whenever it becomes about semantics, the debate gets lost in the wilderness. No shots at all, just observation.

  27. Chief Ali aka The One Who Stay Building Says:

    the nigga chief cuts the ass out his jeans, and roller blades to work, whilst listening to Arena rock

    ———————————-

    lol

    they got footage on worldstar of this nigga cOLD doing yoga in an oxygen proof catsuit while listening to elton john’s greatest hits

  28. Ghost Writer Says:

    they got footage on worldstar of this nigga cOLD doing yoga in an oxygen proof catsuit while listening to elton john’s greatest hits

    ^
    Rass

  29. cOLD Says:

    Also, its not easy to break out of one’s own mind sometimes

    ^thats the thing though, should you have to break out of somethings thats limitless and has no boundaries?

    With that said, when we say “imagination”, do we mean, all thoughts, or just the fantastic (fantasy based) ones?

    ^ I took it as fantasy based.

  30. TheCo!!inB Says:

    lmao @ esk comment about 4 month ago:
    esk: can we get that record with you and Clipse
    cam: nah
    I tried
    *dead*

  31. Daily Drug Says:

    LF: I fucks with oj da juice music, but c’mon. as much as rappers say they don’t care about being a good rapper, he takes that quote to heart.

    Nigga said

    I’m in the car same color as a armpit

    I’m in a car same color as truck tires

    I’m in a car same color as thunder

    Da Fuck!

    ^If im going to criticize them niggs, its that they need to stay in their lanes i.e. make your trap/club/trunk rattle music….when them ninjs get on TV or radio and start “freestyling” its like nah dude, please, stop that + gtfoh…I cant tolerate weak freestyles

  32. cOLD Says:

    Rass

    ^ co-Rass, the nigga chief goin in.

    … the nigga Chief forces his litte brother Jamal to throw frozen green peas at his private area.

  33. Roof do the Houdini Says:

    Innovation and creativity go hand in hand. But I won’t go beneath the surface on this.

  34. Ghost Writer Says:

    cOLD Says:

    October 23rd, 2009 at 1:29 pm
    Rass

    ^ co-Rass, the nigga chief goin in.

    … the nigga Chief forces his litte brother Jamal to throw frozen green peas at his private area.

    ^
    *dead*

  35. Gravity Says:

    I can’t fully co-sign the whole creativity is dead shpeel, though I understand the statement. I think technology is partly to blame too.. ni99as emailing tracks back n forth takes aways from the creative process. Plus the machine only wants to churn out music that they believe = cha ching. Artists are not taking too many risks with the subject matter and the one well equipped to do so shun it.

  36. b-ease Says:

    ^thats the thing though, should you have to break out of somethings thats limitless and has no boundaries?

    ^^
    As limitless as the mind is potentially, it can trap one also if you’re not careful. I’m sure you’ve heard the cliche “he was a prisoner of his own thoughts”.

    Now strictyly fanstasy based? No. If you’re trapped by that imagination, you’re either mentally ill, or a 7 year old child, word to Where the Wild Things Are.

  37. cOLD Says:

    Innovation and creativity go hand in hand

    ^hmmm. *ponders*

  38. b-ease Says:

    … the nigga Chief forces his litte brother Jamal to throw frozen green peas at his private area

    ^^
    Wait, what???

    *fucking dead*

  39. cOLD Says:

    innovation is the idea. creativety is how that idea is carried out.

  40. b-ease Says:

    Innovation and creativity go hand in hand

    ^^
    I’m inclined to agree. If we go with creativity in the sense of how roof originally meant it, they’re essentially synonyms.

  41. b-ease Says:

    cOLD Says:

    October 23rd, 2009 at 1:33 pm
    innovation is the idea. creativety is how that idea is carried out.

    ^^
    Sounds about right.

  42. The Shot Clock aka Nahdebayor Says:

    are u talking about creativity or innovation? i mean life itself is creative.

    ^^
    Whenever it becomes about semantics, the debate gets lost in the wilderness. No shots at all, just observation.

    ^

    but i’m sayin, if u gon come out saying something as broad as “creativity is dead” some specifics are warranted, no? but even if he meant to say that “innovation is hip hop is dead” it would still be a ridiculous statement because hip hop has changed and grown tremendously. we cant see the forest through the trees cos we’re all hip hop junkies but we’re miles away from where we were in, say 2000.

    now, what is dead in some respects, is a diversity of artistic viewpoints in hip hop. gangster rap still takes up way too much space in the genre. way too many tough guys.

  43. b-ease Says:

    we cant see the forest through the trees cos we’re all hip hop junkies but we’re miles away from where we were in, say 2000.

    now, what is dead in some respects, is a diversity of artistic viewpoints in hip hop. gangster rap still takes up way too much space in the genre. way too many tough guys

    ^^
    Excellent point.

  44. cOLD Says:

    If you’re trapped by that imagination, you’re either mentally ill, or a 7 year old child, word to Where the Wild Things Are.

    ^*dead*

    ok so we agree, and I’m assuming Joe88 meant thoughts, instead of imagination.

    prisoner/imagination = oxymoron.

  45. cOLD Says:

    youtube.com/watch?v=MnJWgT8_j7I

    ^oh shit look what I came across (zilch)..

    maybe joe88 was right after all.

    Ghost another possible sample?

  46. Smear Says:

    Where’s that “Popeyes” joint eskay?? WE been waitin on that shit, wasn’t it due in your inbox last night?… get @StevenVictor ‘s lazy ass.
    Killa & Clispe? Oowww

  47. Roof do the Houdini Says:

    AHH whatever. I stand by my statement. Shits DEAD>RIP creativity

  48. Gravity Says:

    now, what is dead in some respects, is a diversity of artistic viewpoints in hip hop. gangster rap still takes up way too much space in the genre. way too many tough guys.

    ^^^

    Exactly, ni99as spend more time twittering about their personal lives or that of other rappers that it makes it all too gimmicky. I can understand critiquing the art or work of another artist but getting in2 takinfg baby mommas shopping and shit is not whats up! The element of realism in hiphop that leads to a lot of fakery. Ni99as just wanna do shit to say they did it.

  49. Ghost Writer Says:

    cOLD Says:

    October 23rd, 2009 at 1:39 pm
    youtube.com/watch?v=MnJWgT8_j7I

    ^oh shit look what I came across (zilch)..

    maybe joe88 was right after all.

    Ghost another possible sample?

    ^
    I can’t see youtube at work…what’s the name?

  50. Smear Says:

    bit premature there Roof (none)
    Shotclock hit it on the head.
    Music (HipHop in particular) is becoming a more disposable artform. an its a crying shame

  51. Ghost Writer Says:

    Roof do the Houdini Says:

    October 23rd, 2009 at 1:39 pm
    AHH whatever. I stand by my statement. Shits DEAD>RIP creativity

    ^
    lol

  52. cOLD Says:

    I can’t see youtube at work…what’s the name?

    ^fowards “L”

    the name: Suzi Quatro – Prisoner Of Your Imagination

    ^ shits Kinda hard.

  53. Chief Ali aka The One Who Stay Building Says:

    the nigga Chief forces his litte brother Jamal to throw frozen green peas at his private area.

    ——

    lmao, yo that shit was mad random

    but not as random as this nigga cOLD getting the lyrics to akineyle “put in in your mouth” tatted on his lower back

  54. Roof do the Houdini Says:

    It’s the same shit. I just used less words

  55. Rey Says:

    Ah man… This is just f**king rapper karaoke. Wackness.

  56. Rey Says:

    This shit sounds/looks like every other video that gets posted up on these sites. #noshots

  57. The Shot Clock aka Nahdebayor Says:

    Roof do the Houdini Says:
    October 23rd, 2009 at 1:39 pm
    AHH whatever. I stand by my statement. Shits DEAD>RIP creativity

    ^

    but, ok.

    u even named a couple rappers. Ye and Cudi…those two are of some of the most popular right now and definitely innovative. Wayne is frankly the hottest emcee alive and he’s wild innovative. like it or not, C3 was some next level shit

    Jigga tries hard as hell to be innovative and people consider him to be so i guess that counts. and the key to Gucci’s fame is what he does on the mic, obviously not his content, but his sound, his skills as an orator are definitely fresh.

    niggas is doin new things and they gettin love for it.

  58. 456 Says:

    sure there are artists who are regurgitating and re-packaging old shit. but the vast majority of artists are creating new sounds all the time. TV and radio propagate stale art but those mediums are hardly representative of what is happening in the real world

    ^its the same percentage of creative cats as ever was is just you forget the wack niggas and only remember the hot shit so it always seems that yesteryear had better artists. but the people who make quality records are always about 5% – 15% of the everybody making records. that said, i think the seventies was actually the greatest era in music.

  59. cOLD Says:

    but not as random as this nigga cOLD getting the lyrics to akineyle “put in in your mouth” tatted on his lower back

    ^ Damn!

    you still rockin that ankle tat of the pisces symbol nigga?

    you the only nigga I know that cut your jeans above the knee and fray them joints.

  60. JMack Says:

    yeah lets talk about that oj performance lol. seriously though, lookin at that lineup, why was dude even involved? the almighty SP?

  61. NahRight & OnSMASH Present: Better Recognize Showcase Sneak Peak « You Heard That New Says:

    […] of eskay: The homie Swift shares some onstage footage from the BETTER RECOGNIZE Showcase. Includes previews […]

  62. urswurve Says:

    Don’t sleep this is a good look. Hip Hop is finally being taken from the large parasitic record companies and coming back to the hands of the people. http://urswurve.com/?p=22239

  63. Nah Right » Video: Emilio Rojas vs. Emilio Sparks Says:

    […] the jump, check out Emilio’s set @ the Nah Right & OnSMASH Better Recognize […]

Leave a Reply