Monday, August 31, 2009

0 Wale On 106 and Park



That throwback pic of Wale @ 3:30 is hilarious! Click Continue Entry for Wale's performance.

Props MWP

0 Empire State Of Mind Ft Alicia Keys + A Star Is Born Ft J. Cole



And...These will be my lasts leaks from The Blueprint 3. Go out and BUY the album!!!!

0 50 Cent Calls '40 Day' Cancellation 'A Loss'

0 Drake & Trey Songz - Successful (Music Video)



In Case you missed the quote:

Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. it’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.”
- Barack Obama

Sunday, August 30, 2009

0 Lil Boosie Ft. Fox & Mouse - Loose As A Goose (Music Video)

0 Drake Ft. Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem - Forever (prod. Boi-1da) [Final Master]

For those who wanna hear this shit properly......


Shouts To OVO

0 MySpace Today Meets Jay Z (Part 1)



The Hip Hop mogul dropped by when he was in the UK and gave us these words of wisdom about what got him started in 'the game'. If you ever wanted to know more about the Rockefeller kingpin, sit down with us and Jay-Z.

0 KiD CuDi - Man On The Moon: The End of Day (Album Snippets)



KiD CuDi - Man On The Moon: The End of Day
(Album Snippets)

Here are some 30 second snippets of Kid Cudi's New Album dropping September 15th!!


Friday, August 28, 2009

0 Mary J Blige Ft. Drake - The One (Music Video)

0 RIP DJ AM



RIP DJ AM- (March 30, 1973 - August 28, 2009)

0 Drake Interview W/ DJ Drama (Audio)




Drake calls in to DJ Drama's radio show to discuss how the "Forever" song came about,the status of his knee injury, his initial doubts with releasing "So Far Gone" and "Best I Ever Had". Drake also explains his reasons behind re-releasing "So Far Gone", reveals some details behind "Thank Me Later, says he's working with Timbaland and more...good interview

"You have the option to make a song, or the option to make a moment"
- Drake

0 Jay-Z Speaks On His Hollywood Ambitions

0 XV Ft. M.A.S.H - Benjamin Button




Shouts To DJ Booth For sending this through!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

0 In The Lab With: DJ Khalil (Shows The Making Of "Kinda Like A Big Deal")



Highly sought after Aftermath producer, DJ Khalil breaks down how he created the Clipse single, "Kinda Like A Big Deal"

Spotted @ RR

0 Drake Ft. Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem - Forever


Drake Ft. Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem - Forever

Tie Between Drake and Eminem For Best Verse

Artwork Courtesy of HustleGRL


0 Tony Yayo Speaks On The Game's Apology



Tony Yayo speaks on The Games infamous apology to G-Unit, before he decided to renege and continued to diss 50 and company.

1 Entourage Season 6 Episode 7

0 Jay-Z Covers XXL's October Issue


Here are a few excerpts taken from Jay's interview with XXL:

ON CRITICISM OF “D.O.A.”
“I’m not hating on young people. Like, when people say that, I’m like, What are you talking about? It’s just stupid. I’m not hating on young people… I’m not Bill Russell, [saying] Michael Jordan ain’t shit. I’m saying Lil Wayne and Kanye are like LeBron and Kobe. My job as someone at the forefront of the game is to leave it in a better position than when I came in. Same way that Russell [Simmons] left it to me. ’Cause this thing saved my life. Literally. So I have a responsibility to it karmically. And after that it’s on you. I did my part. I made ‘D.O.A.’ I said it. I made the statement. I made the push. Here, y’all take it from here.”

ON HIS LEGACY AS FORMER DEF JAM RECORDS PRESIDENT
“So if you ask me to grade my performance as the president, I’d say A-plus. No one can bat a 100. It’s impossible. I mean, everyone is looking at my shit. But if we really looked under the hood [of] every single [record exec] and the acts they put out in that time, I’d be comparable to anyone.”

ON HIS STANDING IN THE GAME
“But when I say I’m the best, I don’t say that outta my ass. I say that with all my stats behind me. I put that against anybody. I mean anybody. I really believe that… I believe in a lot of things. 
I believe that ‘SportsCenter’ is the best thing on TV. I shouldn’t have to prove it. But I do have these stats to prove it. I’m talking about real run. I’m not talking about years off. I’m talking about straight—boom, boom, boom—back to back. We’re not talking about heritage acts either. We’re not talking about respect what I’ve done. I’m talking No. 1 [albums] 10 times. The Beatles is the only one [to have more 
No. 1 albums]. They got 19, and if I get a surge of creativity, I could make nine albums next year.”

On Newsstands September 15th!!!

0 Illroots Interviews Donnis


Mike Waxx catches up with Donnis outside Crack Distributors Radio to talk the 10.Deep assisted ‘Diary Of An ATL Brave’ mixtape, working with Just Blaze and Bun B, favorite pudding choices and more.

0 Jay-Z -Venus Vs. Mars (Prod. By Timbaland)


I MAY post ONE more BP3 track if it leaks, but after that, yall just gonna have to buy the album on September 11th....


Props NMC

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

0 J. Cole - Back to the Topic (Freestyle)


0 Drake x Eminem x Lil Wayne x Kanye West Collabo Coming This Friday


Story Via Karen Civil:

"At this point in his career, there isn’t much Lil’ Wayne hasn’t seen or accomplished. Well, except for one thing, record a song with Eminem. By all accounts, that streak may soon be over. Their first collaboration, entitled “Forever”, will be on the soundtrack to the highly anticipated documentary,”More Than A Game”[Lebron James' High School Team Documentary. Aside from Wayne and Em, the Boi-1da produced record will also feature two of today’s most talked about artists, Kanye West and Drake.

While Friday has been the speculated date for its release, the record will indeed surface sometime this week. One thing that is set in stone, however, is the quality.

“The record was mastered this past weekend and honestly it sounds better than ever,” said Young Money President Mack Maine".

I'm glad Wayne and Eminem are finally gonna be on a track together, so everybody can finally see that Lil Wayne is kold, but he's not messing with Eminem, lyrically.

Pic Courtesy of RTNY

0 Beyond The Video: Successful



Drake & Trey Songz take you behind the scenes of the music video for their latest collaborative effort: "Successful" off of Drake's "So Far Gone" mixtape and Trey's "Ready" Album. The two also discuss the making of the record and the concept for the video.

Spotted @ ATF

0 Bow Wow - Greenlight (Mixtape)

Tracklisting:

1.Greenlight Intro
2.One 4 the Money --
3.I'm Dat Nigga
4.In My City --
5.Regret --
6.On My Mind
7.Love Struck --
8.Come Smoke With Me
9.Sock It 2 Me
10.This My House
11.Lambo --
12.Do I Love Her feat Khleo
13.Potential --
14.I'm Too Good feat DJ Jus
15.You Know I'm Nasty
16.I'm Goin In feat DJ Jus
17.I Know I'm the Shit -- 18.All I Got
19.Long Bread
20.All My Life feat Jermaine Dupri
21.Go Harder --
22.Belt 2 Match
23.So You Mad feat DJ Jus
- 24.I Love Cash Money


Bow Wow - Greenlight (Mixtape)


0 Complex Presents:5 In-House Hip-Hop Producers To Watch



The good folks over at Complex recently compiled a list of their top 5 in house producers to watch for. Of those featured are FWDF affiliates and G.O.O.D Music producers, Wrightrax (Congrats). Noticeably absent: 40 (Drakes producer), Surf Club and Nard & B. Did I miss anyone???

0 Lil Boosie "Back In The Day" (Music Video)

0 Drake Speaks On Working with Jay-Z

Monday, August 24, 2009

0 Jay-Z - Reminder (Prod. Timbaland)



Reminder: The Blueprint 3 is in Stores September 11th

Props Mr. X!!

0 Asher Roth Ft. Keri Hilson - She Don’t Want A Man (Music Video)



Been a minute since we heard from Mr. Roth hasn't it?

0 Nipsey Hussle Interview W/ All Acess DVD


Nipsey Hussle talks about when police raided his studio, home and store. He was losing everything and then someone heard his mixtapes and that changed everything. He also talks LA Gangs and who he is as a person!

Friday, August 21, 2009

1 10.Deep Presents: Donnis - Diary of an ATL Brave (Mixtape)



0 Black Milk - Set Go

Black Milk just posted this on his twitter.....

0 Ron Browz - Tell It All (Say You Will Freestyle)


Real Spit.

0 Drake Explains Reasoning Behind "So Far Gone" Re- Release


As you may already know, Drake is planning to re-release his now classic mixtape, "So Far Gone" to retail. (Click Here For More Info) However, many fans were left scratching their heads after a leak of the album revealed that the retail version would only contain 7 tracks, 2 of which being "Im Goin In" Ft Lil Wayne and "Fear" a previously unreleased track, neither of which appeared on the original "So Far Gone". In the midst of all the confusion, Drake took to his blog to explain why he felt "So Far Gone" needed to be re-released:

"People often ask me the craziest part about becoming "famous" and I've never had an answer until yesterday.

"You'll spend half of your time defending yourself and the other half trying to stay sane resulting in you being forced to find time to be creative"

I often wonder in a time where new artists exist in a impersonal cyber world of instantaneous information, if we will ever have another rap legend that can manage to maintain the image that our idols had prior to this method of promotion. I am not suggesting that this person should be me, I am just urging a generation to understand that in order to have anyone of any significance in our lives that we can look up to there will be things that we must look past. There are people that buy sell and trade evil on a daily basis...when u believe in their brand is when they win" - Drake

0 Shawty Lo Ft. Ludacris, Gucci Mane & The-Dream - "Atlanta, GA" (Clean)


spotted @nahright

0 Big Sean x No I.D In The Studio

Thursday, August 20, 2009

0 Wale Interview W/ SoulCulture TV



SoulCulture Caught Up with Wale during his recent trip to London. Highlighted last winter by XXL magazine as one of the "Class of 2009" to watch out for, Wale discusses the initial title of his upcoming album before it was called Attention Deficit, his Nigerian pride and heritage,being true to self & the subject matter of his Collaboration with Chrisette Michele

0 Tony Yayo - "Roll It Up" (Music Video)



Off Tony Yayo's Upcoming Mixtape with DJ Drama.

0 Drake Feat. Nipsey Hussle - Killers


"Let The Beat Bang, I don't claim colors"- Drake

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

0 Jay-Z Ft Kanye West & Rihanna - Run This Town (Music Video)

Yeah B4 You Saw It On BET You Saw it on FWDF. One of The best videos I've seen this year...

0 Jamie Foxx Ft Kanye West,The Dream & Drake - Digital Girl (Music Video)

0 Omarion Gets Dropped From Young Money....Already



Mack Maine just announced via his Twitter that RnB singer Omarion has been dropped from The Young Money roster. Damn That was quick. He was only signed for a few weeks.

BTW Holla @ Me on my twitter: http://twitter.com/FlyingWDFishes

0 Yung Berg Breaks Silence On Detroit Fight & Chain Snatching

0 Drake Speaks On Dating Older Women

0 Omarion Ft. Lil Wayne - "I Get It In"


Monday, August 17, 2009

0 Entourage Season 6 Esp. 6



Best show on TV, in my opinion.

0 KID CUDI "MAN ON THE MOON" : THE END OF DAY (Tracklist)


ACT 1: THE END OF THE DAY

1. In My Dreams (Cudder Anthem)
2. Soundtrack 2 My Life
3. Simple As…

ACT 2: RISE OF THE NIGHT TERRORS

4. Mr. Solo Dolo (Nightmare)
5. Heart of a Lion (KiD CuDi Theme Music)
6. My World ft. Billy Cravens

ACT 3: TAKING A TRIP

7. Day N Nite (Nightmare)
8. Sky Might Fall
9. Enter Galactic (Love Connection Part 1)

ACT 4: STUCK

10. Alive (Nightmare) ft. RATATAT
11. CuDi Zone
12. Make Her Say ft. Kanye West & Common
13. Pursuit of Happiness (Nightmare) ft. MGMT & RATATAT

ACT 5: A NEW BEGINNING

14. Hyyerrr ft. Chip Tha Ripper
15. Up, Up & Away (The Wake & Bake Song)

0 Jay-Z Speaks On 'Run This Town" + Music Video Preview



Spotted @ Nahright

0 Havoc- "Letter to Prodigy"




0 Fabolous Ft Jay-Z - When The Money Goes (Music Video)


"Sometimes the best to see a person is to not look at them. If you looking at them gonna be on their best behavior "- Jay-Z.

I wasn't even expecting Jay-Z to make a cameo in this, but he need to come out with a Kanye West"Thank You and Your Welcome" -Esque book or maybe a business book, because he is a smart dude with a lot of influence.......

0 Bow Wow Signs To Cashmoney!

Bow Wow recently announced via his Twitter, that he is the newest member of The Cash Money Records roster. Congrats to him as well as Omarion, who recently signed to Young Money.

0 Hot 97 Who's Next: Slaughter House (Live Performance)




Slaughterhouse perform at their album release party in NYC, with assistance from Graph and VIC who were the opening acts.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

0 Drake Addresses Motown Controversy; Apologizes To Head Of Label



Drake Addresses The recent Motown controversy As I predicted earlier.........

0 Timbaland x Rockstar Games Present Beaterator (Videogame Trailer)


“Built from the foundation of Rockstar’s widely-acclaimed original web version of Beaterator, Beaterator for PSP system and PlayStation Network puts a world-class mixer at yourfingertips – enabling easy, powerful and innovative creation. Featuring original music and a sound-kit which includes thousands of loops and sounds produced by Rockstar andmulti-platinum producer and entertainer Timbaland exclusively for Beaterator.


Spotted @ Miss Info's

0 Yung Joc - The Grind Flu (Mixtape)


Tracklist:

01. Grind Flu (Feat. Montana Da Mac)[Prod. By Darryl "Cheeze" McCorkell]
02. Might As Well [Prod. By K.Rock]
03. Universal Language (Feat. Shawty Lo And Young Vett)[Prod. By Unknown And Malcolm Tariq Smith]
04. Drinks Up (Feat. Bobby Valentino, Gucci Mane, And Nitti) [Prod. By Chadron "Nitti" Moore]
05. Don't Be Scared (Feat. Ebony Love, Ricky G, And Donte’) [Prod. By James "Nesia" Lightfoot]
06. 500 Horses (Feat. Yung Ralph And Big A) [Prod. By Young Sears]
07. My Niggas [Prod. by James "Nesia" Lightfoot]
08. Posted At the Store (Feat. Gucci Mane And Yung Ralph)[Prod. by Trackslayerz Vakseen, LLC]
09. Wham (Feat. Slim Of 112)[Prod. By Nitti And Blaze Burna]
10. Grind Flu Skit (Feat. Roc)
11. Over (Feat. Cupid, Polo, The Game, And Carlito) [Prod. By Jay-T]
12. Birds (Feat. Gucci Mane, Nikki Minaj, And OJ Da Juiceman)[Prod. By Drumma Boy]
13. Make A Movie (Feat. DJ Khaled) [Prod. By Drumma Boy]
14. So (Feat. Mia X)[Prod. By James "Nesia" Lightfoot]
15. Counterfeit (Feat. Tuck)[Prod. By K-Rock]
16. Check (Feat. Montana Da Mac And SS)[Prod. By James "Nesia" Lightfoot]
17. Choose Me (Feat. Chris Brown And Pleasure P)[Prod. By Infinity]
18. Winner (Feat. Masspike Miles)[Prod. By Twice As Nice]

Click Here To Download


0 Slum Village - Actin' Normal (Music Video)

0 Round 2: Drake Vs. Motown


Via XXL Mag:


According to Billboard, Motown reps have requested that Drake’s chart entries be credited to Motown, not Universal Republic. As XXLMag.com previously reported, Drake told Fader magazine, “I went through Universal Republic because I don’t fuck with Motown, at all.”

There are conflicting reports from Drake’s and Motown’s camp. A source close to the Toronto rapper says Drake is indeed signed to Republic, while Motown is distributing the album. The source adds that president Sylvia Rhone seeks to take “credit for anything involving Drake.”

On the other end, Universal’s source tells Billboard that Drake’s deal with Republic was never finalized, and alerting the media was premature. While the source says the move to Motown was last minute, he or she does not know what prompted the switch but suggested Motown may have first choice on Young Money and Cash Money artists despite artist preference, for contractual reasons.

*****Hmmmm with all this confusion I expect a blog post from Drake any day now to clear things up.......



0 Nipsey Hussle Ft Yung Brodee & Kid Cali - C.E.O. (Music Video)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

1 Yung Joc Speaks On Wanting To Leave BadBoy



Spotted @ RTNY

0 Trey Songz Ft Drake - Successful (Behind The Scenes)


Trey Songz and Drake take you behind the scenes as they craft the music video for one of 2009's biggest records. Footage courtesy of Mr. X

0 Lloyd Banks - "Return of the Real"


0 Kid Cudi - "Man On The Moon" Cover Art

Official Cover Art For Cudi's "Man On The Moon:The End Of Day" Album. Dropping September 15th.

Props Kid Cudi

0 Cam’ron & DJ Drama - Boss of All Bosses (Mixtape)


Track List:

01. Intro
02. Pop Off (Feat. Vado)
03. Drama (Feat. Vado)
04. La Bomba (Feat. Vado)
05. Rick Flair (Feat. Vado)
06. Hustle (Feat. Rick Ross & Vado)
07. Get It (Feat. Ma$e & Vado)
08. Can ‘t say goodbye (Feat. Vado)
09. Skit
10. Land Of The Dealers (Feat. Vado)
11. Fed Story (Vado Solo)
12. We In This Thing (Feat. Yung La & Vado)
13. Blow My High (Feat. Vado & Darnell)
14. Skit
15. Different Cloth (Feat. Vado)
16. Professional (Feat. Byrd Lady & Vado)
17. Ride Wit Me (Feat. Vado)
18. The Baddest (Feat. Vado & Darnell)
19. Skit
20. Lenox Ave (Feat. Vado & 40 Cal)
21. Arab Music (Feat. Vado & Byrd Lady)
22. Skit
23. Soul Plane (Feat. Vado)
24. Stop (Charlie Clips Solo)

Click Here To Download


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

0 Trey Songz ft. Drake - Successful (Album Version)


This version will appear on Trey Songz "Ready"Album Dropping September 1st

Props P&P

0 Lloyd Banks - "80's Baby"


0 XXL VIDEO: Slaughterhouse, I Know Rap People



0 Nametag & Dub MD Presents "Classic Cadence Vol. 2" (Mixtape)

Track List:
01.) A Million Rappers (Produced By A.Will Productions)
02.) Back On My Sh*t (feat. Skyzoo) (Produced By Black Milk)
03.) The Beat Bang (feat. Quest M.C.O.D.Y) (Produced By Jay Edgar)
04.) Stylin On 'Em (Produced By Black Milk)
05.) About You (Remix) (Produced By Black Bethoven)
06.) Set It (feat. Moe Dirdee) (Produced By Black Bethoven)
07.) Let The Beat Play (feat. B.Stormz) (Produced By Doc Illingsworth)
08.) DJ Graffiti Interlude
09.) Ask Around (Produced By Koyto)
10.) Chips (feat. Fred Knuxx) (Produced By by Sean Ross)
11.) Crash Course (feat. Street Justice) (Produced By Black Bethoven)
12.) Stylin On 'Em (Remix) (feat. Kopelli, Kanglosta, ONPoint & Young
Scolla) (Produced By Black Bethoven)
13.) The Matic Track (Produced By Lou Matic)
14.) Ain't I (Produced By B. Franks)
15.) Tag Surfin' (Produced By K.E.)
16.) Courtesy Of Ambition (Produced By Black Milk)

Click Here To Download


Monday, August 10, 2009

0 Joe Budden Challenges Raekwon To "Square Dance"



If you have been under a rock for the last couple of days and haven't heard about the Raekwon/Joe Budden altercation Click Here For The Story

0 Oprah Speaks On Meeting Jay-Z


Jay will be in "O" Magazine and not on the Oprah Show.

Spotted @ Nahright Via Rapradar

0 Raekwon Talks Slaughterhouse & Cuban Linx 2



Okay, so this phone conversation took place BEFORE the Joe Budden beef. But I did speak with him to get his thoughts on Slaughterhouse - and it's interesting hearing his answer before one of his people punched Joe in the face at the Rock the Bells concert in California. He also speaks on the new album, and the difficulties of having a classic album so early on in his career.

0 Don Cannon Interview W/ Dj Booth



Don Cannon Talks his upcoming projects, his goals for 2010, transitioning from Hip Hop to Rnb records and more.....

0 Producer Edge Magazine Issue # 6

If your not up on Producers Edge Magazine, your definitely sleeping. If your an aspiring producer or just a fan of music production, then you should check it out as it is FREE and full of good advice and tips. Their latest issue features super Producers: "The Justice League".

0 Twista Ft. Liffy Stokes - "Wanna See ‘Em Buss" (Music Video)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

0 Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa - How Fly (Mixtape)



Props SW

0 Jay-Z Brings Oprah To The Hood


While I not sure the purpose of the occasion, Mr. Carter himself was recently spotted in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn with non other than billionaire and TV personality, Oprah Winfrey. Jay-Z was on site holding a copy of Eckhart Tolle's book: "Awakening Your Life's Purpose". Hmmmm....I wonder if Oprah is starting to warm up to rappers now....Only time will tell....

**Update** So Word is Jay-Z will be one of the few rappers to appear on The Oprah Show to promote his new album "The Blueprint" 3.

Spotted @ RapRadar

0 T.I Ft. John Legend - Slide Show (Music Video)



One of my favorite joints off Paper Trail. It's a shame T.I's locked up and still remains more consistent than the average rapper.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

0 Playaz Circle Ft. Ludacris - Gettin Rich (Music Video)

0 Drake Doesn''t Mess With Motown...



Story Via XXL:

Drake has spoken out about his personal beef with Sylvia Rhone the president of Motown Records and the executive vice president of Universal Records – the parent label to mentor Lil Wayne’s Young Money imprint - on record before. On “Say What’s Real,” a track from his critically-acclaimed mixtape So Far Gone he spit: “I’ve always been something that these labels can’t buy/especially if they trying to take a piece of my soul/and Sylvia be telling Tez/Damn, Drake fly/and he just be like, ’silly motherfucka I know‘”

Now some light has been shed on their relationship. According to the article, during Drake’s bidding war, Rhone threatened the rapper with legal action if he went elsewhere.

At the end Drizzy says the Young Money logo will appear on his CD but he explains he is doing so out of respect not because of contractual obligations. ”I respect the fact that Wayne put me in this position,” he said. “But as an artist I have to do my own thing at this point. I’m not sure if that’s gonna be a struggle in the next couple of month, to set myself apart. I don’t want it to feel like a disrespectful thing, but I know it’s a bridge that I’m going to cross as far as becoming my own person.”


0 Hypebeast TV: Pharrell Williams Presents Brooklyn Machine Works x Element



Highly respected in the world of skateboarding and BMX, Brooklyn Machine Works and Pharrell Williams hook up for a special collaboration alongside Element.

0 Casssidy Interview W/ Dj Booth

In an exclusive interview with DJBooth.net, Cassidy steps into the Booth to discuss the reasons he chose to align himself with a relatively unknown entity in the music business, his current personal and professional relationship with longtime mentor Swizz Beatz, and which of his musical personae will be taking center stage on his latest full-length.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

0 Yung LA Talks His Futuristic Swagg And Being A Trendsetter

0 Nipssey Hussle Talks Drug Game Vs. Rap Game




Nipssey talks Drug and rap money and the adjustments he has had to make during the transition from one to another.

0 Pat Piff - Despicable Me (Rmx)


Pat Piff spits a couples bars to Pharrell's "Despicable Me". Pat's new mixtape: 28 Grams Later Vol.2, will be dropping later on this month.

0 Chamillionaire - Mixtape Messiah 7 (Disc 1)

This is Chamillionaire's Last of The Mixtape Messiah Series. Disc 2 Coming soon.