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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
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Shouts To 247HH
Monday, September 28, 2009
1. Gun Harmonizing (Feat. Crooked I) (Produced by Emile)
2. Count For Nothing (Produced by Streetrunner)
3. Soldier (Feat. Kid Vishis)
4. Something 2 Ride (Feat. Phonte)
5. Dinner Time (Feat. Busta Rhymes)
6. Far Away
7. The Warriors (Feat. Slaughterhouse) (Produced by Streetrunner)
8. …A Brief Intermission (Skit)
9. New Money (Produced by Streetrunner)
10. Shake This (Produced by DJ Premier)
11. Gangsta (Feat. Trick Trick)
12. Mine In Thiz
13. Street Hop 2010 (Produced by Six July)
14. Thing For Your Girlfriend (Hoe Jack) (Feat. Kay Young)
15. On The Run
17. Bad Boy (Feat. Jungle Rock Jr.)
18. Part Of Me (Produced by Carlos Broady)
19. Love From The Hood (Feat. Bun B & Joell Ortiz) (Produced by DJ Premier)
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Despite rumors fueled by Slaughterhouse's recent cameo appearance alongside Eminem, in Drake's "Forever" video, Slaughterhouse say they are not singing with Shady records. In a recent interview with Vibe Magazine, Royce Da 5'9 spoke on Slaughterhouse's "Forever" cameo:
"There's gonna be rumors when somebody see something like that but it just is what it is. We just all family," says Royce. "As everybody knows, Em is a good friend of mine. We've been good friends for years. I just had my Slaughterhouse brothers in town and [Eminem's manager] Paul [Rosenberg] asked me to come down and be in the video and they just happened to be in town with me so I just brought 'em with me." -Royce Da 5'9
Oh well...if its too good to be true......
Thursday, September 24, 2009
H-Town Stand Up!!
Bun B,Slim Thug,Mike Jones,Paul Wall & Chamillionaire - Houston
Shouts To Mr. X
J. Cole Speaks with DJ Sourmilk on whether or not he feels Drake is overrated. J. Cole is a pretty smart dude, because the interviewer definitely tried to bait him into throwing some shots @ Drake....
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
In an exclusive interview with DJBooth.net, Kid CuDi steps into the Booth (the morning of his album release) to discuss his commitment to creative envelope-pushing, what inspired him to make that infamous ‘retirement’ announcement earlier this year and his powerfully intoxicating influence on female fans. "Man on the Moon: End of Day" is out now!
We have exclusive word straight from the folks at HP about what makes the upcoming Dr. Dre HP Envy laptop so freakin’ special. The most obvious difference is the all black matte casing with the glowing Dr. Dre “Beats” logo on the top…Yea. Hell Yea… but it doesn’t take a computer genius to see that difference. What will make the Dr. Dre x HP Envy so special in which they declare as the “Mac killer” is not just the sleek design but true to Dr. Dre style…it’s all about the sound. The HP Envy will be the first laptop to feature a “cutting-edge” sound system designed by Dr. Dre’s sound engineers labeled “Beats Audio.” The “Beats Audio” sound software was developed by the same folks that engineer Dre’s tracks and also helped design the Beats by Dre headphone line.
According to HP, Dre has developed “…a unique, high-performance audio software solution. Available exclusively on the HP Envy, Beats Audio offers users playing music or audio through headphones or external speakers the optimal sound experience – the way the artist intended it.”
HP would not give us any further details at this time about the Beats Audio software but did mention for us (and our readers) to be on the lookout for more information as the HP Envy and the Dr. Dre Edition hit stores on October 18th with prices starting at a very Mac-like $1,699 and up. Rumors that the Dr. Dre edition will include the Beats by Dre headphones were neither confirmed or denied. More info. to come. More pics after the jump…
The fifth episode in the "Saving Our Grace" weekly series, this is "The Need". Directed by Mills Miller (www.millsmillermedia.com). Remember, "The Salvation" drops September 29th on Jamla Records/Duck Down
02. Who U Fuckin’ Wit’
03. Cory Speaks #1
04. Let’s Move
05. Plenty Money Freestyle
06. Papa Gat Speaks
07. Bomb Day
08 A New Day
09. Gangsta Grillz
10. Shaq Drop
11. Crew In The Spot
12. Gun Shy
13. Buss A Nigga Head
14. Type Of Nigga I Be
15. Get Right Tonight
16. Drug Raps
17. Big Noise
19. Money We Gon’ Get It
20. Shut ‘Em Down
21. Blowin’ This Paper
22. Get U Shot
23 Get You Shot Pt.2
24. Cory Speaks #2
25. This Is What We Do
26. Out Ya Mind
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
“That n—a’s crazy, Wayne laughed. “I ain’t f—ing with 50. He’s too high up there. That’s my n—a, though. I respect that my name even came out the homie’s mouth. I just took it as a compliment. I would never go back at 50; he’s a trillionaire. I’m trying to get there, homie. I’m smart. I ain’t dumb. - Lil Wayne
0 Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Tyga, Jae Millz & Omarion - Girl You Know (Prod. Kane Beatz)
Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Tyga, Jae Millz & Omarion - Girl You Know (Prod. Kane Beatz)
Monday, September 21, 2009
The Jamaican born, Toronto bred producer, Boi 1 Da states his opinion on the difference between a producer and a beatmaker, who he gives his beats too, his downfall experiences, his future & much more! Boi 1 Da is best know for his work with Drake (Best I Ever Had, Uptown, Ransom etc.), but has also produced for the likes of Kardinall Offishall, G-Unit and Nickelus F.
Via ABC News
Whether it was by fate, or simply through calculated decisions, the cards were dealt in J. Cole's favor. "I studied the game and I studied the greats and I studied people's movements and the mistakes they made and the pitfalls. And he just did everything so close to perfect," Cole said about Jay-Z, during an interview with ABC News. "If I wanted to do it like anybody or better than anybody, it would be him," Cole said. But just two years ago, he feared that chance would never come. In September 2007, after reading about Jay-Z's upcoming album "American Gangster" on a rap Web site, Cole thought he could get his break by making beats for a record that would ultimately top the Billboard charts. "This was my chance. It was like a sign," Cole recalled. "God is telling me to get on this album. So I was praying on it," Cole said.
Cole went home that day and began making beats for the album. Hours later, with his work in hand, Cole and a friend waited outside Roc the Mic studio in the rain, on a
hunch that Jay-Z would be there to finish work on the album....
Via Young Scolla's Blog:
So a lot of you have been patiently awaiting the release of "The TPT
Experience"....First of all I want to say thanks for all the support everyone
has been showing.I know I've been saying the project is coming soon but trust
when I say that it will be available faster than you know it. I'm just making
sure it's the best that it can possibly be. Now with that being said, I've put
together a project to hold you guys over until the release of "The TPT
Experience". This Friday I will be droppin "Prelude To Perfection" Hosted By Dj
Yung V. Some of you may be familiar with a few of the joints on there, others
may not but I put a few "newer" gems on there.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
...Charles was finding success in the public eye, things were not as progressive behind closed doors. Disagreements with his Demevolist management team were a frequent occurrence. Before long, Hamilton would cut all ties with them, his Violator affiliation and any form of management all together. At this point, his mindstate was geared towards taking steps he thought were best for his career, not what anyone else said or mentioned.
In the midst of the turmoil, he would begin his public relationship with Briana Latrise, the step-daughter of R&B icon, Mary J. Blige. The move stunned fans because, via his blog on several occasions, Hamilton would constantly document his love for pop star, Rihanna. Fact is, Hamilton never knew Rihanna, let alone be romantically linked to her. Rihanna was, in fact, “code” for Briana. Things would continue to spiral downhill after a much publicized beef with Soulja Boy did not turn out in his favor. However, one of the most crushing blows to his public image was a YouTube video of Briana punching him in the face after he jokingly remarked on her receiving an abortion.
Big Sean recently performed at the Sprite Green Solar Eclipse in Chicago and brought along his G.O.O.D Music label mate Mr. Hudson to perform their collaborative effort entitled "Way Out', which will be appearing on Big Sean's debut album: "Finally Famous".
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
So recently on Twitter, Memphis artist, Kia Shine boasted about receiving 3 BMI Awards for writing Drake's "Best I Ever Had". This led many in the hip-hop community to believe Kia Shine ghostwrote "Best I Ever Had". So Drake Released this statement via his blog:
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Other than Jay-Z's Blueprint 3, Timbaland says he's been taking a break from working on outside production. He wanted to focus on his own LP, Shock Value 2, due November 23.
Tim says the first single is coming in "a couple of weeks" and, although he wouldn't divulge the title, he did say it was inspired in part by the world's most popular vampire franchise, "Twilight."
"This record, it's interesting," he said of the upcoming single. "It's very interesting — [it features] this new artist on my label called SoShy from Paris. We're both rapping. The song, I can't describe it, it's so different. It's not different for me, but I can tell you this — it fits everything going on with the vampire theme. It fits everything with 'Twilight.' "
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The exclusive trailer to the upcoming XV music video for "Fall Out The Sky", from the mixtape, "Everybody's Nobody". Directed by Kyle Harbaugh. Premiering on MySpace.com Friday,...
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Detroit native and G.o.o.d Music artist, Big Sean recently sat down with format magazine to discuss meeting Kanye West, going on tour, his album: "Finally Famous" (which he says is looking at a September release), his affiliation with Burn Rubber, and dealing with the ups and downs of the music industry.
Format: When you first met Kanye and attended his secret listening party for Late Registration, where was it at?
Big Sean: It was actually located at a secret Universal office in the outskirts of Metro Detroit. The thing was they didn’t tell me where it was at – they told me word for word, “Yo come through the listening party, we’ll put you and + 3 on the list. It’s at a secret location, see you there.” and they left. And they told me that right after I rapped so I was so focused on the fact that I just spit for him [Kanye] and he liked it, then he took my CD and said he was going to listen to it in the car — I wasn’t really thinking as clearly as I should have been — I straight forgot to ask where it was located.
Then after Kanye left the station I was running around the station like a chicken with it’s head cut off asking where the listening party was at and nobody knew! As I was hoping back into my car I thought I missed my chance cause nobody knew where it is. And as I was getting in my car, some guy who was parked in front of me was hopping out of his car and said, “Hey! You that kid that rapped for Kanye? Man that shit was crazy! You going to the listening party?” and I was like, man, I don’t know where the fuck it is! Then he reached in his pocket and pulled the address out on a business card and handed it to me. And that’s how I ended up at the listening party.
Format: Is there a date set for your album, Finally Famous to drop?
Big Sean: Yeah, Kanye and LA think around September, so we’re really about to kick things in high gear. The album itself is almost done though. Got appearances from Ye, Pharrell, Dream, and most importantly me. [Laughs] But I honestly hope it will change the game. I’m excited to do what I’m in love with!
Format: What should we expect from Finally Famous? Is there a theme or message?Format: Tell me about your style and your swag; who are your biggest influences?
Big Sean: Well, the whole theme of Finally Famous is way deeper than it sounds. The meaning of ‘Famous’ is being recognized for your craft. We threw ‘Finally’ in front of it to symbolize that the patience needed to achieve that craft. So basically anyone who is recognized for doing something very good, whether it be music, school, talking, etc. Whatever you’re very good at doing, you’re ‘Finally Famous’ for it. So it’s a concept everyone can embrace and relate to.
Big Sean: Swag is, and style is just an extension of yourself. So my biggest influence is my mind I guess. I like what I like. It’s just certain clothes I love (Bape, BBC/Ice Cream).
Format: You seem to always be wearing Burn Rubber gear, what’s your affiliation with them?
Big Sean: Burn Rubber are my homies. They lace me with gear all the time. [Laughs] They were my homies before they started doing clothes, hats, and stuff. I really like their clothes. They’re the homies. Got a Big Sean / Burn Rubber collabs coming soon.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
The man behind Drake's "City is Mine", "Ransom", "Best I Ever Had', "Uptown' and more recently, 'Forever"(which features the likes of Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem) chops it up with XXL Magazine regarding working on Drake's new album, his own signature sound, working on Dr. Dre's Detox and how his prices have changed since the release of "Forever":
XXL: On your wiki page it says that you’re working on Detox, is that true?
Boi-1da: Yeah I was actually submitting tracks for Detox through my boy Brandon, who’s [the] A&R for Dr. Dre. After he heard the “Set it off” track that I did for Kardinal, he actually wanted that beat. I had already gave it to Kardinal and it was already on his album but he liked the beat so much that he didn’t even rap in three years and he came out, he came out and started rapping and did a remix over it. Everybody was like, “What the hell, Dr. Dre ain’t rap in like three years.” So they were hollering at me to get a beat that was like similar to that.
XXL: You got some track record, man. You got Dre rapping, you putting out Eminem, Kanye and Wayne on the same track. What other projects are you working on?
Boi-1da: Right now I’m working on an artist from Toronto I’m developing named August. He’s an R&B singer, amazing R&B singer. Like he’s really, really good. We’re working on his stuff. I’m working on a lot of stuff with Sean Garrett. He’s writing to a lot of my beats. I submitted some stuff for Usher. Usher is cutting, I think he cut a record of mines yesterday.
Boi-1da: Who else? I’m trying to work with the Jonas Brothers. Like I’m just trying to get in with it where I fit in. You know?
Boi-1da: I don’t even care. I just, I’m just trying work with whatever, whoever, why ever, however. You know what I am saying?
2.Hot Shit 2:56
3.Hard In The Paint 2:09
4.Im Ballin 4:05
5.Swag Flu ft. Birdman (Cash Money) 2:57
6.Soulja Boy Speaks 0:19
7.Successful ft. Trey Songz, Lil Wayne 5:08
8.Black on Black on Black 2:31
9.Nikki Minaj Speaks 0:12
10.I Done Came Up 3:28
11.Gucci Louie ft. JBar, Lil Playboii & 350 (SOD Money Gang) 3:37
12.Welcome to the Party 2:55
13.Soula Boy Speaks Pt 2 0:37
14.Rollin Like A Coaster 2:04
15.Wheredeydodat ft. Yung LA , Lil Twist 2:52
16.Money Gang Rock (SOD Money Gang) 4:44
17.Inked & Tatted ft. Wiz Khalifa 3:02
18.Drank That 3:13
19.Blowin Rocks ft. Lil Twist 3:31
20.Gangsta Muzik ft. So Icey 1017 Brick Squad 3:26
21.Gettin Money ft. JBar 4:17
22.Sour - KE on the track 3:13
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Thursday, September 10, 2009
Roc Nation artist, J. Cole chops it up with Complex about working with Jay-Z,appearing on the Blueprint 3, how he landed a verse on "A Star Is Born" and his debut album, which he says should be coming Spring 2010. Here's a snippet of the interview:
Complex: How were you approached to be on “A Star Is Born”?
J. Cole: I had a show in show in Virginia. This was back when I was just opening up for Wale on like a few dates. So, I was in Virginia, and I had two shows, one in Norfolk, and one in Richmond. I get a get a call from Mark Pitts and he’s like, “Yo nigga, Jay just hit hit me. He said he got something big for you.” I was like, “Oh shit, what you mean?” He said, “He got this Kanye track… something about a star is born…some shit about a star.” I thought, from his explanation, because you can tell he wasn’t too clear on it, I thought Jay just had a joint for me. I thought it would be mine, and I was on some shit like, Ahhh, I don’t like being told “get on this” or whatever. But I’m like, Damn!
Complex: Even by Jay-Z?
J. Cole: Even by Jay-Z, yeah. That’s when the reality set in: Well, yeah it is Jay saying it, and it’s Kanye, so what the fuck you gon’ do? You gotta do it.
Complex: What was your process for writing the verse?
J. Cole: I’ll tell you this: the first five to ten minutes was spent with me trying to clear my mind, because 90 percent of my thoughts was like, I’m in the studio with Jay-Z. He’s sitting on the couch watching me write, watching my process. He was trying to act like he wasn’t watching. He was on his laptop, threw his headphones on, but his head was boppin’ to the studio beat, so it was like, “You not foolin’ me!” So I’m half like, Oh shit, this nigga’s watching me, analyzing my process, maybe trying to see how I’m working, and the other side was trying to think of lines. So after the first ten minutes, once I was like, “Yo, nigga, get to work!” that’s when it all started to flow. I really just tried to have to have faith in myself. I didn’t race in or nothing like that. Whatever I put on the page was pretty much what i ended up saying. And I thought it was ill, but it wasn’t until the last line, when i was like, “The flow cold as the shoulders of gold diggin’ hoes when a broke nigga approaches”… when the line came to my head, it was almost like that scenario can’t really rhyme that well! And then I was like, Oh, shit, it does! I was as confident as i could be in a verse, given the circumstances.
and then his "Confessions Of The Soulful" Mixtape will drop soon after.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
T-Pain explains his recent "fuck Jay-Z" rant in Las Vegas. Is it just me or is T-Pain sounding a like a disgruntled groupie? I mean dude said he signed up for a Jay-Z google alert smh, and I like T-pain.
It’s finally here! The long awaited, Mick Boogie curated remix project for one of the world’s coolest bands, Peter Bjorn & John! I got together with some of my favorite producers and emcees and came up with a Mick Boogie classic! All your favorite PBJ songs from their “Living Thing” album completely remixed and reworked, and I think you’ll love them all.
1. Naledge & Mickey Factz: Blue Period Picasso (remixed by nVMe)
2. Freebass 808 & Christian Rich: Living Thing
(remixed by Apple Juice Kid)
3. Bun B & The Kid Daytona: Losing My Mind (remixed by 6th Sense)
4. Big Pooh, Chaundon & Phil Nash: Stay This Way (remixed by Jazzy Jeff)
5. Trouble Andrew & GLC: Lay It Down (remixed by The Kickdrums)
6. Talib Kweli & 6th Sense: I Want You
(remixed by William Russell / Good Life Mike)
7. 88 Keys & Outasight: 4 Out Of 5 (remixed by 6th Sense)
8. U-N-I: Last Night (remixed by Remot)
9. GZA, Buckshot & Tabi Bonney: The Feeling (remixed by Marco Polo)
10. Big Sean, Black Milk & T3: Just The Past (remixed by nVMe)
11. Kardinal Offishall, Donnis & Henok Achido: It Just Don’t Move Me
(remixed by Jet Audio)
12. Wale, Young Chris & Rhymefest: Nothing To Worry About
(remixed by The Kickdrums)
13. Evidence, Jerreau & Fashawn: Amsterdam (remixed by Cookin’ Soul)
Monday, September 7, 2009
With BET Award and MTV Video Music Award nominations before his first album even dropped, KID CUDI talks to SoulCulture about being overwhelmed with public attention, the highlights of working with Jay-Z and Kanye West and his plan to cease making solo albums once he's done "telling the story."
Spotted @ 2DBZ
Saturday, September 5, 2009
I personally don't really think it was a diss, because if it was it was a dated diss as Jay-Z had already cut his hair and stop rocking the "Urkel look" as tuff.