March 31, 2008
The two have been putting in calls to the likes of Common, Q-Tip and Will.I.Am to get original songs for the project. But, according to Green, the mixtape is going to feature 50 percent new material and 50 percent of his remixing. They're aiming to finish the project before next month's HSAN summit in Pennsylvania.
"I'm having a field day with these Obama speeches," Green explained. "I actually got joints where I'll make a beat, I'll get somebody to sing a hook, and where there's supposed to be verses, it's just straight speeches. I played one for my mother, and she started crying. So it's gonna be inspiring, but then on the street side, it's just gonna be some descriptions of life on the street, but not any of the thuggery."
This tape looks to be fresh. Stay here for more information regarding the release date.
Lupe Fiasco, Product [RED], and Converse have come up with a custom charity All-Star. They're are not scheduled for release, but could be with enough buzz. This is part of Product [RED] x Converse project with 100 different artists for charity. Look out for Common's Red Weapons coming soon.
pix from Complex
a stand out track from "Don't Quit Your Day Job"
Bump Teddy Bump
March 29, 2008
The last of the Drought mixtapes.
1. Carter III Is Coming (Grand Closing)
3. Walk It Off
4. Open Shop
5. Done It
6. Introducing Milli
8. Damn I’m Cold feat. Bun B
9. I’m A Dog Ya (Freestyle)
10. Stunt When I See You
11. We Hustle
12. I Got My
13. Lick The Rapper
15. Girls All Around
16. Single Again
17. Drought Is Finally Over
18. Too Clean feat. Lil’ Chuckie
19. Nike Boots feat. Wale (Official Remix)
Check Out U-N-I's muzik HERE.
I'm gonna see if I can get an interview with them soon. I think that would be pretty dope. In the mean time, check out this video blog they created.
UNI TV: Blog 001
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March 28, 2008
Ok. Part 2 special edition. The sample I left out of yesterday was Long Red by Mountain. Because this song deserves it's own SOTD. People really like this song. I realize each song could spawn a whoollleee web of new samples, but those will just have to be future SOTDS because 50,000 Imeem players will probably take 10 minutes to load. So for now just enjoy the top 10 Biters of Mountain's song. CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST:
Writer: Mountain - Long Red
Biter #1: Common - The People
Biter #2: Kanye West - Barry Bonds
Biter #3: The Game - Wouldn't Get Far
Biter #4: De La Soul - Verbal Clap
Biter #5: EPMD - Strictly Buisness
Biter #6 Artifacts - The Ultimate
Biter #7: Public Enemy - "Louder than a Bomb"
Biter #8: NWA - "Real Niggaz Don't Die"
Biter #9: Eric B and Rakim - "Eric B is President"
Biter #10: Nas - "It Ain't Hard to Tell"
Again if you want a FULL LIST CLICK HERE.
March 27, 2008
Back with your sample of the day. This is also only part 1 of the SOTD. I left out one sample used in the game song on purpose. Part 2 will be continued tomorrow. Do you know what one I left out? Check back tomorrow in the new sample of the day post to find out. Until Then Enjoy:
Writer: I'd Find You Anywhere by Creative Source
Biter: Wouldn't Get Far by The Game
Biter #2: By Your Side - Jadakiss
"In relying on documents that I now believe were fake, I failed to do my job," Philips said in a statement Wednesday. "I'm sorry."
In his statement, Duvoisin added: "We should not have let ourselves be fooled. That we were is as much my fault as Chuck's. I deeply regret that we let our readers down."
Go to the LA TIMES for more info.
In other Rappers going to jail news...
Remy took her case to the Jury and was found guilty on 4 of 9 counts. Two counts of first-degree assault, attempted coercion, and criminal possession of a weapon. Remy was not found guilty of gang assault and witness tampering. Apparently the victims family TAUNTED Remy after the sentence was revealed. She is looking at a cool 25 years in prison. Remy was cuffed and escorted out of the court screaming “Oh my God!”
Courtesy of that Celebrity Gossip Bullshit Website. :)
The 27-year-old singer, whose real name is Clifford Harris, was expected to be sentenced to 1,500 hours of community service talking to youth groups around the country, followed by about 12 months in prison, according to two people familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because the plea deal had not been finalized yet Thursday morning.
Damn... He got a great deal considering what he faced:
He was charged with possession of unregistered machine guns and silencers, as well as possession of firearms by a convicted felon. He faced a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count.
Nothing is final yet, so if any changes are announced, I will surely edit the post.
TIP is to serve one year and one day in prison, perform 1000 hours community service and pay a $100,000 fine. The sentence of over 1 year makes him eligible for %15 reduction in time for good behavior. He will be sentenced March 27th 2009 and likley start his prison term then. HOWEVER, if he fails to abide by these terms, and fails to show responsibility for his actions, he may end up sentenced to 97 Months (8 years + Change) in jail.
March 26, 2008
Filter Magazine's newest issue just hit the stands. The cover man for ya'll DEDheads out there is none other than Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest. The interview wit the Abstract covers a few different bases. He talks about Tribe, and also the current state of music and Hip-Hop in particular..it's a REALLY good interview. Pick up a copy. GOOD READ. There's some commentary afterward too from some good friends of the Tribe.
Here's what Talib Kweli had to say:
"I loved hip-hop but I wasn't dressing or talking like the rest of the kids in my school. Q-Tip provided me with a template of how I could be myself. I was 14 and thought I was in Native Tongues. I had a VHS of Tribe live in Europe. It was incredible; these guys from Queens who I completely related to and were talking directly to me were touring the world.
The first time I saw them was Howard University Homecoming when I was 17......The mainstream media was dismissive of hip-hop; there was still the idea that it wasn't art. Tribe were our saviors for stopping that shit. The music was good, intelligent, clean. Tribe made it easy to defend. Someone says hip-hop is not musical, you say 'What? Listen to Low End Theory. It's got Ron Carter on in.'..."
Drop-Bomb got a Zone.
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A wacky songwriter-producer in Maryland says that Kanye West is diggin' his gold, lifting his tune "Volume of Good Life" for the Kanye smash hit "Good Life."
In a rambling lawsuit filed in Maryland District Court, Dayna Staggs (aka D'Mystro) is suing Kanye -- and his record label, Roc-a-Fella -- for copyright infringement. Staggs says that West "didn't obtain a license to use 'Volume of Good Life'" for his tune, and points out that Kanye was "only at the age of 6 or 7 years of age [sic]" when his song was written.
D'Mystro is also peeved because Kanye's song "contains vulgar and offensive" images and "harms the reputation" of his much cleaner song. He wants 85% of all world sales of the proceeds from the music that uses his work, though he doesn't explain how he came up with that number. Kanye's label hasn't returned a message seeking comment.
Good Luck. I've been searching all over for the original song to try and use in a future SOTD. Never heard of it, can't find it.
While we're on Diddy. It appears that the whole LA Times 2pac shooting story that connects Biggie and Puffy to the assualt on Pac, is bunk.
The Smoking Gun
Decided to do it's own investigation. Turns out (according to TSG) that half the FBI documents and eyewitness secret testimony was made up by some kid who needed attention.
Some parts I thought were interesting:
The con man, James Sabatino, 31, has long sought to insinuate himself, after the fact, in a series of important hip-hop events, from Shakur's shooting to the murder of The Notorious B.I.G.. In fact, however, Sabatino was little more than a rap devotee, a wildly impulsive, overweight white kid from Florida whose own father once described him in a letter to a federal judge as "a disturbed young man who needed attention like a drug." Sabatino is pictured in the above mug shot.
And then there's the small matter of Sabatino's whereabouts on March 9, 1997, when Wallace was gunned down while seated in a GMC Suburban outside the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. While he enjoys repeating the "theory" that he mysteriously bailed on a planned meeting with the rapper that fateful night, Sabatino was actually 2400 miles away from the crime scene. He was imprisoned in Miami's Federal Detention Center, where he still had six months to serve on a two-year sentence for separate felony convictions.
Sabatino has frequently claimed to have managed a number of leading hip-hop acts, including Notorious B.I.G., Lords of the Underground, and Heavy D and the Boyz. Du Kelly, a member of Lords of the Underground, described Sabatino as a "scam artist" who briefly tried to befriend the group's manager. Kelly said that he recalled Sabatino as a "short, Caucasian, little chubby fat guy" whose "father was supposed to be Mafia or something." Sabatino was "just a con artist who tried to get close to artists, but he was a nobody," said Kelly. He added that Sabatino also tried to get near the Wu-Tang Clan, "but I heard they beat him up."
P.S. While we're talking about dead rappers: Aspiring Rapper "Cavlar" got shot & killed at a fish store in Brooklyn. He was in Papoose's crew and had beef with Uncle Murda. This might turn into a big situation. Considering Uncle was just shot in the head something like 2-3 weeks ago. Retaliation? Read about it here.
While I love the movement, I'm not sure the T Shirt is the way to go about that. How many clubs are gonna let you in with a "NOBITCHASSNESS" T down to your ankles? Because at the club is the likley place where the people who need to see that shirt, need to be. What you NEED to do, is get with my man, H DILLA (Henry McComas) and buy one of his "FREE HIP-HOP" T's. Because we need to Free Hip-Hop from it's prison of stereotypes, and defend it's attacks from angry white people all over. (I'm allowed to say that, I'm white)
Anyway, What's up with his LL impression at the end?
wtf is Banana Creme Pie? In short: a Kat Williams reference I've adapted into a random video segment. why is this video in banana creme pie? I'll leave that up to you to decide
UPDATE: Video that Works
at least we're fair
March 25, 2008
Fox news has tried to attack
Rev. Jeremiah Wright saying he's racist
Unamerican and other off top bullshit.
judge for yourself
White Folks Say the Darndest Things
Hallow Bones - Wu-Tang Clan (click to listen)
The Message - Cassidy (click to listen)
Cause I'm Black - Styles P. Ft. Black Thought (click to listen)
all these are good tracks.this is the best version by far.
Don't fight the Funk
2. Bounce! Produced by Swizz Beatz
3. The Sound Collector (featuring Quan) Produced by 9th Wonder
4. Street Rydaz (featuring NaS & Akon) Produced by Cool & Dre
5. Los Angeles Times Produced by Scott Storch
6. Blood Brothers (featuring Lil’ Wayne) Produced by NJD
7. The Terrordome Produced by Just Blaze
8. Wanna Get High (featuring Snoop Dogg & Busta Rhymes) Produced by Hi-Tek
9. You Owe Me (featuring Alicia Keys) Produced by Quincy Jones
10. Big Dreams Produced by Cool & Dre
11. Cruisin’ (featuring D’Angelo) Produced by Scott Storch
12. House Of Pain Produced by KanYe West
13. Any Means Necessary Produced by J.R. Rotem
14. People (featuring Mary J. Blige) Produced by Cool & Dre
15. Lights Out! Produced by Just Blaze
16. Hustlers Dream (featuring Anthony Hamilton) Produced by Dre & Vidal
17. Gangsta Music (featuring Juice, Clyde Carson, Ya Boy & Jay Rock) Produced by NJD
Back with a whole lotta sample of the day goodness. Someone put together a sample mixtape for Doggystyle. So I'll post that link up for you, and I'll use one for a SOTD.
Writer: Isaac Hayes - The Look of Love
Biter: Snoop Doggy Dogg - Gz Up Hoez Down
Biter #2: Jay-Z - Can I Live?
On with the Tracklist:
01. Funkadelic’s “(Not Just) Knee Deep” (G-Funk Intro)
02. Slave’s “Watching You” & George McRae’s “I Get Lifted” (Gin & Juice)
03. Funkadelic’s “Flashlight” (Tha Shiznit)
04. Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh’s “La Di Da Di,” Kyu Sakamoto’s “Sukiyaki” & Rose Royce’s “Ohh Boy” (Lodi Dodi)
05. James Brown’s “Funky President” (Murder Was The Case)
06. Ohio Players’ “Funky Worm” (Serial Killa)
07. The Counts’ “Pack of Lies,” Parliament’s “Give up the Funk” & “P-Funk,” Funkadelic’s “(Not Just) Knee Deep,” George Clinton’s “Atomic Dog” & Tom Brown’s “Funkin’ 4 Jamaica” (Who Am I [What’s My Name])?
08. Lyn Collins’ “Think (About It)” ( Ain’t No Fun [If the Homies Can’t Have None])
09. Richard Field’s “If It Ain’t One Thing, It’s Another” (Doggy Dogg World)
10. Bernard Wright’s “Haboglabotribin” & Curtis Mayfield’s “Eddie You Should Know Better” (Gz and Hustlas)
11. Isaac Hayes’ “The Look Of Love” (Gz Up, Hoes Down)
P.S. Some fun Sample trivia for you. I might have been mistaken when I said that Audio Two's Top Billin had the most samples ever in Hip-Hop. Technically, as far as the beat and the whole thing, it could be. However, in this mixtape, Lyn Collin's "Think (About it)" is the original source of that "WOO! YEAH!" James Brown Sample that pops up in EVERY GOD DAMN SONG. (The Lyn Collins song was written and produced by Mr. Brown) Just for fun, I went and found a list. Check it out HERE.
Todays random moment is of an old video that's been on the net, but surprisingly a lot of people don't know about it.
Joey is asked to step out of his car to freestyle on camera. he is then sucker-punched mid-verse. The car is stolen. The puncher was later gunned down. 19 year old William Boggs. He was a Golden Gloves Contender.
THEN WHY WAS HE CARJACKING NIGGAS SMIZZ?
HE WAS GOING PLACES!
I don't know.
Can't a brotha just confom?
Can't he just be another casualty
of a poverty stricken society?
I mean who doesn't love a good stereotype?
Philly is WILD!
March 24, 2008
I was doing the random selection on my entire itunes library over the weekend and Pattii Labelle came up. Plus the big bosses are gone for the week, I figured it was an opportune time to jump start the Sample of the Day with a double feature. Miss me?
Writer: Patii Labelle - Love, Need and Want You
Biter: Nelly ft Kelly Rowland - Dillema
Biter #2: Outkast - Ghettomusick (could only find an instrumental on imeem, so ur stuck with the video)
Peace & Love (except for soulja boi's ass! lol)
March 22, 2008
Pre-teen arrested for rock throwing at Soulja Boy tour bus
There was one arrest at the latest Soulja Boy concert at U.S. Cellular Coliseum. A 12 year-old boy was taken into custody Wednesday night for throwing a rock through the windshield of Soulja Boy's bus. Why? The kid told arresting officers, "I hate Soulja Boy."
Bloomington police used a supervisor and five officers on overtime to provide security for the hip hop concert.
Peace & Love (except on soulja boys ass!)
The Boondocks episode below was banned in America due to fear of legal action by B.E.T. It was aired in CANADA. There is a follow-up episode which was banned as well. B.E.T has made no comment thus far concerning the episodes in question. enjoy
they go SUPER HARD @ BET/Al Sharpton
The Boondocks Episode 214 "The Hunger Strike"
March 21, 2008
Kanye felt that those invited to his album preview party for graduation should have visuals to go along with his songs. These are those videos:
GOOD MORNING 2001 from kwest on Vimeo.
GRADUATION ALBUM LISTENING EXPERIENCE VIDEOS PT.2 - AKIRA CUT TO STRONGER from kwest on Vimeo.
I think it's brilliant. He even has a Bill-Clinton patch that helps your judgement Lol.
March 20, 2008
March 18, 2008
Busta Rhymes has been sentenced for assaulting his former driver and a fan after pleading guilty in a deal that puts him on probation for three years and requires him to do 10 days of community service.
The 35-year-old rapper also was fined $1,250, plus court costs, for driving while intoxicated and with a suspended license, and must enroll in a drunken driving program.
Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Larry Stephen warned Rhymes on Tuesday: "If you mess up, you're going to jail."
Uh huh. Watch him violate and get off again.
HHDX does an interview with the writer in the story on 2pac's shooting and robbery.
DX: And um… [Laughs]. I’m just gonna put this question to you the way I got it written down. Mr. Philips, Jimmy Henchmen and P. Diddy issued statements today that basically said you’re full of shit [click here to read]. What is your response to their statements?
CP: Well, I’m not full of shit. And they had ample opportunity to discuss things in my story. Neither one of ‘em wanted to talk for the story. And what Puffy says… I don’t accuse Puffy of being involved [in the plot to assault Tupac], and he’s saying he’s not involved in any way. I never said he was involved, I said he was told about it. Other people are writing that he was involved. I didn’t even suggest it. And in terms of what Henchmen says, he says I’m full of shit with my Vegas story because Biggie had got in a car accident [and couldn’t have been in Vegas because he was home recuperating]. Biggie didn’t get in that accident until after Tupac [was murdered]. So that part of [his statement] is wrong. He’s basing his attack on me on [information] that’s false.
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1. Dirt Weed (Intro)
2. Waiting For You (produced by suburb)
3. You Should Know feat. Naledge of Kidz In The Hall
4. Shake It Off feat Kam Moye & Torae (produced by brizzo)
5. Got Fans (produced by Eric Lau)
6. So Sweet
7. Walk My Way (produced by aeon)
8. Killa Tape Interlude
9. Stay Tuned
10. She Moved Outta Cincy (08 Mix)
11. Four Men feat. Kay (produced by Dj Cozmos & King Midas)
12. Golden feat. Elucid
13. Hello Brooklyn feat. Jay-Z & Lil Wayne (Von Pea Remix)
14. Go To Get It feat. Median
15. Che Tanya (produced by cj)
16. Brazilian Wax
17. Bathtub (Interlude)
18. Come Here Shawty feat. Ink Floyd (produced by h/r)
19. Kim & Cookie Interlude
20. Take The W (produced by 88 keys)
21. Bout To Be Some (produced by khrysis)
22. You May Die Now Interlude
23. Tanya Morgan Is A Rap Group
24. And You Say feat. Che Grand
First the 2pac Murder is placed on his shoulders. Now this:
Shyne Trying To Tie Diddy To Lawsuit Over 1999 Shooting
Issue at center of suit is whether Shyne acted independently -- or as part of Bad Boy collective -- when he fired shots.
After nearly two years, Sean "Diddy" Combs completed his deposition last week in the $130 million civil lawsuit stemming from the 1999 Club New York shooting that sent the Bad Boy CEO's former protégé, Shyne, to prison, MTV News has learned.
Oooohh Child... Things are gonna get easier. OH! That's a 2pac song. Sorry no taste at all.
A music industry manager was charged Monday with sexually assaulting two 16-year-old girls and giving them cocaine.
Jeremy Geffen, 35, of West Hollywood was charged with 14 felony counts, including rape by use of drugs, rape of an unconscious person, and furnishing cocaine to a minor, the district attorney's office said.
Lupe posted this bulletin up on myspace, thought I'd help him out a bit. The video is ILL. Cameos by Slim Thug, Bun B, Paul Wall, Willie D . . .
CHECK OUT THE WORLD PREMIERE OF MY NEW VIDEO "HIP HOP SAVED MY LIFE" ON ITUNES! ONLY $1.99!!! CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO CHECK IT OUT!!
FNF UP & AWAY!!!!
P.S. This video took about 8 hours to make it to a youtube-like site.
March 17, 2008
I'm not sure what to make of it, or who I believe anymore. However, Diddy and Henchmen have this to say:
"This story is beyond ridiculous and is completely false.Neither Biggie nor I had any knowledge of any attack before, during, or after it happened. It is a complete lie to suggest that there was any involvement by Biggie or myself. I am shocked that the Los Angeles Times would be so irresponsible as to publish such a baseless and completely untrue story."
“In the past 14 years, I have not even been questioned by law enforcement with regard to the assault of Tupac Shakur, let alone brought up on charges. Chuck Phillips, the writer who in the past has falsely claimed that the Notorious Biggie Smalls was in Las Vegas when Tupac was murdered and that Biggie supplied the gun that killed Tupac — only to be proven wrong as Biggie was in New Jersey recuperating from a car accident, has reached a new low by employing fourth-hand information from desperate jailhouse informants along with ancient FBI reports to create this fabrication. I simply ask for all Rap fans and fans of Tupac to analyze this fiction for what it is along with Phillips’ motives behind it. I am baffled as to why the LA Times would print this on its website when a simple and fair investigation would reveal that the allegations are false. I am currently consulting with my attorneys about my legal rights regarding this libelous piece of garbage.”
March 16, 2008
Newly signed to Star Trak by Skateboard P himself. Trust me, you'll be hearing of Chester French soon, soon enough. Keep watch indie-kids. Listen to their song "She Loves Everybody." And after that check out their myspace HERE.
A Bomb is Ticking....
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March 14, 2008
While You Were Sleep(ing) - Film School Rejects: Workprint - Greatest Mixtape Of All Time & Cyrus The Great Presents: A Kite To Dilla
SUPER DUPER FIRE. COP NOW!!
1. Cyrus Speaks (Intro)
2. Rappin' On Acid (I'm Eat-Ting Food) (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
3. Pow Pow (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
4. No! (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
5. Websters (Prod. By J Dilla)
6. Cyrus Talks MIXTAPES (Skit)
7. Cyber Punk (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
8. 3 Wisemen (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
9. THE MIDNIGHT MOVIE PLUG (Skit)
10. F.S Carry The R (Teaser Snippet) (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
11. Sickfit (Prod. By Madlib)
12. Walk With Us (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
13. Words from L.A. (skit)
14. Big Binoculars (Prod. By Dr.Dre)
15. Cyrus Says NO! 2 Drugs (Skits)
16. Montega (Prod. Cyrus Tha Great)
17. Fake Friends (featuring CRISIS) (Teaser Snippet) (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
18. The Real (DJ Prince and Sheen Philips) (Prod. By Majestic)
19. The Champ (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
20. New Machines (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
21. Daytona 2008 (Prod. By RZA)
22. Timbz and Hoodies (Prod. by Cyrus Tha Great)
23. Radio Homicide (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
24. Sheen Philips WSHA 88.9 promo
25. WSHA 88.9 Freestyle (Sheen Philips and DJ Prince)
26. Time Freezer (Teaser Snippet) (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
27. NJ/Mass State Of Mind (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
28. Church (Prod. By Cyrus Tha Great)
29. Cyrus leaves (Outro)
THIS IS OLD. but it's new to you. This mixtape is a dedication to J. Dilla, in which Cyrus serves up short sweet dilla-esque instrumentals .
the newest Young Buck mixtape. HoT... no really, hip-hop internet stan, it's good.
formerly known as "Go Mode"
got some new verses and added Pusha T. (nice)
Biter: Murs & 9th Wonder - The Pain
Writer: Buddy Miles - Pain
As soon as I posted and said I couldn't find the full song anywhere, magically the song popped up when I searched one more time. I downloaded it, uploaded and posted it to IMEEM. YES!
Paging all celebs: If you have too many cocktails at the club, call Sean "Diddy" Combs!
The mogul plans to launch a car service for A-listers too tipsy to drive after a night out, Us Weekly reports in its latest issue, on newsstands now.
"After partnering with Ciroc vodka, he wants to make sure everyone's partying responsibly," his rep tells Us.
One campaign goal? "Making sure nobody gets arrested!" Combs, the father of twins, says.
In case you wanted Earl's POV on the election, music industry and several other things, you can check it out over at XXL. VERY AMUSING.
How do you feel about the digital—like, everything going through the Internet as far as…
I don’t even think about it. I don’t even think about it
Are you following the presidential race?
Not at all.
You’re not? You know there’s a Black guy running, Barack Obama and then there’s Hillary Clinton.
His name is Barack?!
Barack Obama, yeah.
What the fuck?! That ain’t no fuckin’ name, yo. That ain’t that nigga’s name. You can’t be serious. Barack Obama. Get the fuck outta here.
But it would be pretty big if we had a first Black president. That would be huge.
I mean, I guess…. What, they gon’ give a dog a bone? There you go. Ooh, we have a Black president now. They should’ve done that shit a long time ago, we wouldn’t be in the fuckin’ position we in now. With world war coming up right now. They done fucked this shit up then give it to the Black people, “Here you take it. Take my mess.”
What do you think about Lil Wayne? People think he’s the hottest rapper.
He is nowhere near the hottest nothing right now. You can’t be serious.
The Cincinnati Police Department refuted claims of suspects being found in the Philant Johnson homicide case.
"There have been no arrests in this case and there are no warrants pending," said Cincinnati Police Public Information Commander Lt. Mark Briede, according to AllHipHop. "We've heard that Atlanta radio is reporting it and we've gotten several calls about this. But we know nothing about it."
Media Liason Fran Cihon further explained that details would be unavailable because the case was under active investigation. "Our investigators don't discuss their investigations unless there is a major development or an arrest. Once a homicide takes place, we do a media release announcing the crime and it's investigation. But we don't do updates on a case, with the exception of situations where information is uncovered that the public could use to help us resolve the case. In those situations, we release that information to the press in hopes of driving up Crimestoppers tips."
Reports from an Atlanta radio station earlier this week stated that Cincinnati police apprehended two suspects, and were close to arresting a third, in the murder of Philant Johnson, a Grand Hustle Records employee.
Johnson was shot on I-75 in Cincinnati following an argument between rapper T.I.'s entourage (of which Johnson was a member) and several unknown individuals at Club Ritz.
"If you wanted to get away with murder, shoot somebody in the head and put a demo tape in they pocket. This is a rap killing. Let's go home!"
"This drawing is entitled NEGRO RULE. and it pretty much sums up the feeling of the Confederate Union towards the newly freed slaves and the idea that if given power they would reek havoc and chaos on the country."
Here's a new song "Rising Down (Hum Drum)" Ft. Mos Def and Dice Raw.
Red Cafe ft. Curtis, Jadakiss & Fabolous - Paper Touchin (Remix)
I actually get down with Red Cafe sometimes. "My head bald like b b britney" was a really funny line.
Anyway, judge for yourself.
Luda hasn't had much luck getting any of his artists to blow yet. This is kinda catchy, and it sounds like he's been working hard on his rhymes, so maybe it's I-20's turn?
March 13, 2008
Kids will believe anything these days...
The Game issued a statement on Thursday (March 13) apologizing for all of the confusion over his release from the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles earlier this week. It all started on Monday when website TMZ.com announced that the rapper had been released after serving only eight days of a possible 60 day sentence on a weapons conviction. But later on that afternoon, his manager Jimmy Rosemond issued a statement stating that Game had not in fact been released and was simply being transferred to another jail. When MTV News attempted to get to the bottom of the discrepancy, both Game’s attorney and officials at Twin Towers insisted that he was free.
The Game’s statement read as follows:
“I apologize for the conflicting news on my release, but due to the sensitive negotiations on this matter I felt it appropriate not to give an exact date on my release. I am truly grateful to my attorney, family and management for doing a great job in this respect. Upon my release I went directly to the studio with producers Cool & Dre and recorded several records including my street record ‘Big Dreams.’ Thank you to all my fans as well for the support.”
Props to XXL for getting this story straight. We can all put our 'FREE GAME' T-Shirts away now, and look forward to hardcore records talking about the reality that is hollywood jail. Sidebar: Someone listen to GRODT and count how many times 50 Cent mentions he "did a 3 to 9."
Sorry for missing yesterday. Today, I'm gonna double you up, and drop some knowledge.
Biter: Juicy - Notorious B.I.G.
Produced by Puffy for BIG. However, PETE ROCK swears on his life that Puffy jacked it from him. Here's the story from Wax Poetics:
I did the original version, didn't get credit for it. They came to my house, heard the beat going on the drum machine, it's the same story. You come downstairs at my crib, you hear music. He heard that **** and the next thing you know it comes out. They had me do a remix, but I tell people, and I will fight it to the end, that I did the original version of that. I'm not mad at anybody, I just want the correct credit.
But he also tells the same story for Tribe's "All That Jazz" too, So either dude is bitter about lot's of stuff, or just needs to stop playin records when people come over. We'll never know for sure.
Writer: Juicy Fruit - Mtume
Okay, now here's where I double it up and give you the lesser known biter:
Biter #2: The Ave- Dre Dog
There's only a 30 second clip available on Imeem, however, on youtube they have the full video, so check that if you wanna take a trip down memory lane.
"Beeper" - The Count & Sinden ft Kid Sister from joseph monish on Vimeo.
N****s Wanna bring the 80s back,
That's okay with me, that's where they made me at.
I don't know if everyone feels the same way, but I can get down with Kid Sister.
Those right wingers really don't like Barack Obama now. I wonder what Fox News will say about this interview.
And you know Barack can't go without deliverin' a quoteable. So I'll post these two where he's talkin' 'bout Hip Hop shouldnt jus talk about the past.
"Hip Hop shouldn't just be a rear-view mirror, it should also have some headlights"
"Hip Hop should have the audacity of hope."
One reason why he got my vote.
March 12, 2008
You gotta admit, yall ain't see this muthafucka comin' with the lil' pop smash "Low". Then he comes back 'round with "Elevators". You may think homie's all pop, but I'm here to tell ya, I've been on this cat for a minute, every since he was Mr. Birthday Man, peep the Khaled hosted mixtape... Ahem! Anyway, this new cat is different from alot of the new pack. Crazy voice, catchy delivery, and a hell of a flow.. Guess why the name Flo Rida fits him. Not to mention his play on the name of his homestate is clever. Anyway..
I know this is mostly music blog, and I'll probably end up deleting this. But I had an interesting read over here.
Basically they stalked Ruskell and Holmgren after a practice and asked about Alexander, and all they said is "He has not been cut today."
Which means he will be cut by June 1st so that his 6.something bonus' would be spread over the next two years instead of just this year, allowing us to pick someone up for this year.
**The video is from the playoff game against the Bears two years ago. 4th and 1. Under 2 minutes to play, Score tied, Shaunzie falls. As usual. lol.
I'm not posting any more of these gay G-Unit "Mix" films where they jack other peoples movies*. Today is Gone in 60 seconds.
*Unless it has anything interesting or it's a good song or something.
Santana, who was born in Harlem, also had a hand-rolled cigar laced with marijuana in his shoe, cops said.
In the trunk, police said they found 29 hollow-point bullets wrapped in a sock and $19,500 rolled in small bundles and hidden in a plastic bag filled with "hundreds of Jolly Rancher" candies.
Police also found a plastic sandwich bag of marijuana in the backseat of the cruiser, where Santana had been sitting after he was arrested.
He is expected to appear in court today.