6 posts categorized "dr dre"


"Breaking" Update: HP, Beats by Dr. Dre and Sheena Beaston (and new edit!)

As I've simply been swarmed with a load of new developments in what some (and by some, I mean, me) may call a "rad little life", guilt has washed over me in the fact that I haven't checked in or dished out any new updates and thoughts (and free stuff for you) in regards to the HP ENVY Beats Edition system I've been rocking in my daily Beastonian adventures. And sure, excuses are a dime a dozen, but c'est la. So here are some words, and keep reading, cause I'm going to tell you something really awesome. Seriously.


Beasts broken beats


The anticipated inevitable finally ocurred earlier this week. In taking great care of the Beats headphones (due to the "one piece plastic" curvature design), I'd always been a little wary of the construction, and thusly quite delicate with them... seemingly doomed to fail, I made it 3 solid months before, when in an act of simply and gently removing said 'phones from headspace, a gruesome "cccrrrracckkkk" was heard. Being that I was on the subway at the time, my heart sank, cause a train ride sans music, is one I never want to know. Valiant temporary electrical tape reparations aside (see image above), this pair of Beats now, sadly, lay unusable.


In lappytop news though... all's well in that world. I found a super slim and light backpack on Canal St (lol) that comfortably fits the machine and takes the weight off my back when in transport. Biggest plus and positive for me remains the speed and space offered of the Beats ENVY. I feel like I've downloaded more new music in the past month or so than ever before, yet there's still a load of free hard drivery to keep me amped.


Here's the important thing you need to know: I'm giving away a full machine, eventually, not yet, but soon. If you wanna "play like the Beast", then keep checking back here or follow me on the twitter. This computer is Beaston aproved, and I want you to get rad like me.


Ok, new mixxy edit thing time. Go!




mp3: Robyn - Call Your Girlfriend (Remixes - Hannah Rad Edit)



Get $100 Off Any HP ENVY Notebook... AND a New Mixtape!

Let's not beat around the proverbial bush here. I have two slices of awesome to toss your way: one which could culminate in a tangibly titillating item, and the other, well, it's just another silly cochlear pleasure from yours truly. Monetary markdowns and mixtapes... it's a rad thing!


Envy discount


Dudes, giving someone a laptop for Christmas (only 10 shopping days left!) is a pretty sweet way to say ILU IRL, so if you're gonna do so, why not make it one in the HP ENVY series. If my own raves about the machine aren't enough to convince you, see what my pals like Jeff, Nora and Brad think of the device. Or, OR...on top of all that, how's about I just knock off $100 on the price of any notebook in the series, cause I'm about to do just that.


All you gotta do is start shopping at HPDirect.com. When you're ready to check out, use code NBEY69354 to save 100 big ones on your purchase (offer valid for the first 50 redeemers only).


And how's about a little inspirational music to listen to whilst you're doing that online navigating for new techy tidbits. Well, I suppose I'd hardly call it motivational, but you may get a good chuckle out of this insanely thematic minimix I threw together. Track listing, then play it .... uhnnn yeah!


1. Smart Mother Intro 
2. Kanye West - School Spirit (Rad Edit) 
3. We Came Here at 6 O'Clock 
4. Tupac - Old School 
5. Detention Room 
6. Atmosphere - Smart Went Crazy (Rad Edit) 
7. Schoolyard Hijinks 
8. Led Zeppelin - School Days (Bootleg) 
9. Billy Madison vs Clueless (Schoolin') 
10. Pink Floyd - We Don't Need No Education (Rad Edit) 
11. Twenty Five Divided By Five 
12. Eric Prydz - Proper Education 
13. Beastie Boys - College Girls are Easy 
14. Soulja Boy - Report Card 
15. Bueller Outro



Hannah Rad - Pencils Down Little Schoolgirl by hannahrad  





Win Tickets to See The Roots and John Legend on December 7!

Earlier this month, I dropped some hot info that I'm in cahoots with HP and Beats by Dr. Dre, and while I'm reaping a lot of the benefits of a sweet new system and headphones (yeah, shameless plug here again), I also mentioned that you lucky little beasts would be privy to get in on the action too. Here's the first round of radness, and yo, it's a good one.


The roots


HP is all about music these days, and duh, so am I. They recently hooked me up with an ENVY 14 Beats Edition to test out and I'm digging the machine like a boss! Not only is HP making music sound good again on a computer, thanks to Beats Audio, but photos, movies and social networking is a breeze with Windows Live Essentials. To learn more about HP PCs with Beats Audio, hit this link hard.


So that's the legal mumbo jumbocities... below is the stuff you need to know if you want a pair of tickets to this exclusive, invite-only concert. Color us excited!




HP is sponsoring an invite-only concert featuring John Legend & The Roots on Tuesday, December 7 at NYC's Highline Ballroom. The opening act is ?UESTLOVE, who also acts as the host and DJ for the event.


To enter, simply copy and paste this lovely tweet (make sure to follow us so we can DM you not if, but WHEN you win), and hit send to be automatically entered.


yo @sheenabeaston and @HP_PC, those tickets to see the roots and john legend on december 7 need to be mine. hook it up!


Contest will remain open until Friday, December 3 at 5pm ET. Winner will be selected at random and notified via direct message.




mp3: The Roots - You Got Me




HP and Beats by Dr. Dre: Sheena Beaston Video Update

I don't need to write a lot here, because this video will basically tell you what I've been up to over the first two weeks of my experience with the HP Envy Beats Edition Laptop and Beats by Dre headphones. How cute am I? And by cute, I mean ridiculous.






mp3: The Sounds - Tony The Beat (Rex The Dog Mix)




HP and Beats by Dr. Dre Partner with Sheena Beaston for Music and Technology Radness

After a series of innuendo-icized hints and teasers via multiple social platforms (go ahead and stalk me on twitter and facebook...s'cool, I condone it), I'm genuinely honored and excited to share news of a ridiculously cool partnership that starts with HP, loops in Dr. Dre and myself, and ultimately winds up with you reaping a majorly massive reward. Say what? Lemme dish out some details!




Over the next few weeks, I'll be living and learning from the new HP ENVY Beats Edition laptop. Created and championed by Dr. Dre himself, with the true music lover, aficiando and geek in mind, it's designed to make daily net travelings and computed interactions seamless from thought to touch pad.


I've got a complete system at my disposal, along with a kickass pair of the Beats' Solo headphones, and in receiving such radness, will be documenting my experience with the package. I'll toss out tips on what I'm digging about the machine, I'll be frank about any features that strike me as "not so hot", but overall, WE (that's me, HP and your lovely eyes and ears) wanna really get into the "belly of this beast". That said, to prove how completely stoked I am (and also to show you that this is gonna be fun, mostly since you'll be laughing at my expense), my coworkers captured video whilst I opened the package yesterday. 


Warning: intense and shameless dweebdom in 3, 2, 1...






mp3: Computer Club - Laptop Levitation




Happy Dre Day!

45 years ago, Andre Romelle Young was born, later to be known and adored as a premier hip-hop producer and emcee. Dr. Dre celebrates his birthday on February 18, and with it, parties, bottles and beats are popping in his honor.


The FADER puts it much better than I can. So here's some of their words, followed by a rad video and then, naturally, a track of my choosing.


Every year on Dr. Dre’s birthday, a roving ensemble of Dre devotees celebrates DRE DAY, playing only Dre-related tracks and hailing the most amazing g-funk producer of all time. It’s as close as you’re ever—ever—gonna get to hearing Detox, so if you care about dude at all in the least (if you don’t you are tripping), you should probably hit this party up at the Music Hall of Williamsburg this Thursday, starring DJs Nick Hook, Project Matt, Rok 1, Egg Foo Young and Cosmo Baker, plus host Dances With White Girls.



mp3: Dr. Dre - Housewife


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