It’s all Chi-Town everything on this track. “We Can Do It Now” was created to be an anthem for the city of Chicago, and features Windy City natives Common, Lupe Fiasco and Jennifer Hudson. The track was produced by No I.D., who is also from the Chi. The song is featured on the soundtrack for the sports series REPLAY which is powered by Gatorade.Read More
Fresh off of Mickey Factz’s 7th Mixtape, “I’m Better Than You,” he premieres the second visual entitled “Legend.” Shot in New Orleans by B Mike, its the story of a couple that finds themselves walking down the wrong street at the wrong time in the midst ofÂ Mickey professing his legendary status.Read More
The sound quality leaves a lot to be desired, but J. Cole ran through his ridiculous verse from the latest G.O.O.D. Friday track “Looking For Trouble” while in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
J. Cole will be embarking on a European tour with Drake in January, but last night, the North Carolina native performed for a more intimate crowd at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan. During his set closing bread and butter, â€œA Star Is Bornâ€, Jermaine came down to spectator level for five minutes of handshakes and hugs before eventually exiting the stage. However, a little bird on my shoulder whispered into my ear that the show wasnâ€™t quite over, because I heard J. Cole rehearsing a very special record during soundcheck. Lo and behold, this particular track suddenly began pouring out of the speakers and it was soon accompanied by the reappearance of J. Coleâ€™s voiceâ€“â€œOh shit, yâ€™all heard this yet?â€ He then graced the stage once more for an encore, performing his jaw-dropping verse from Kanye Westâ€™s latest G.O.O.D. Friday blessing, â€œLooking For Troubleâ€, for the very first time since its release over the weekend!
Be on the lookout for Cole’s highly anticipated Friday Night Lights mixtape set to drop this Friday.Read More
Everyone knows, or has at least heard stories, of how ruthless the music industry can be. What’s hot today, can be corny by the next. The climate is always changing and (business) casualties are charged to the game. Knowing this, the evolution of Cash Money Records is particularly amazing. They represent a rare breed of record labels – if not the only one – who have managed to keep their heads above water and achieve a significant amount of success for well over a decade.
Look through the list. Death Row died when Dre left, Snoop jetted down south and onceÂ Tupac decided to go to Vegas. No Limit had their time. Bad Boy even fell off, though Puff still manages to keep himself relevant. The R.O.C. crumbled under internal disputes. Yet, through all the “dynasties,” the New Orleans brainchild and hustle of Baby and Slim is still around and still grossly popular. Considering the quantity of material the label has released in the past three years alone, their “ancient” recordings from the ’90′s often gets overlooked. (Keep reading…)Read More