There’s always a method to the madness. Turns out those two consecutive days of Jeezy tracks culminate in the Snowman releasing his third mixtape/street album of the year. Check back later tonight for the link.Â Wait no longer, it’s here.
1. Last Laugh
2. Game Over
3. Handle My Bizness
4. Rap Game
6. Do It All Again feat. Slick Pulla & Yo Gotti
7. Trippin’ feat. Slick Pulla
8. All White feat. Yo Gotti
10. Pressure’s On
11. Don’t Stop feat. Shawty Redd
12. Strip Club feat. Shawty Redd
Brand new visuals from Roc Dukati featuring Cam’ron & Vado directed by Dan The Man.Read More
It looks like I will have to pick up the new issue of Rolling Stone along with the Jay-Z/Warren Buffett Forbes magazine. In the interview with legendary journalist Jann S. Wenner, President Obama spoke on a laundry list of topics.
On FOX News – [Laughs] Look, as president, I swore to uphold the Constitution, and part of that Constitution is a free press. Weâ€™ve got a tradition in this country of a press that oftentimes is opinionated. The golden age of an objective press was a pretty narrow span of time in our history. Before that, you had folks like Hearst who used their newspapers very intentionally to promote their viewpoints. I think Fox is part of that tradition â€” it is part of the tradition that has a very clear, undeniable point of view. Itâ€™s a point of view that I disagree with. Itâ€™s a point of view that I think is ultimately destructive for the long-term growth of a country that has a vibrant middle class and is competitive in the world. But as an economic enterprise, itâ€™s been wildly successful. And I suspect that if you ask Mr. Murdoch what his number-one concern is, itâ€™s that Fox is very successful.
On What’s In His Taste In Music Is Like These Days – Thanks to Reggie [Love, the president's personal aide], my rap palate has greatly improved. Jay-Z used to be sort of what predominated, but now Iâ€™ve got a little Nas and a little Lil Wayne and some other stuff, but I would not claim to be an expert. Malia and Sasha are now getting old enough to where they start hipping me to things. Music is still a great source of joy and occasional solace in the midst of what can be some difficult days. (Keep reading…)Read More
If you’re of the belief that you do, in fact, learn something everyday, let G-Two and Black Sand be your lesson for this September 28th. DDot has been supporting the guys, so he’s more adept to speak about the background of the two. Why am I going to give it a listen? One of the guys is from the DMV and I’m always down to hear new talent from the area I live in. I think the cover is dope too, but that’s just me.
Two ofÂ MY favorite up and coming artists @MynameisGTwo @KPrime have joined forces to put together a free album. One hails from the DMV, the other from Queens. I had the pleasure of attending their release party (footage soon come) over the weekend where they performed and previewed tracks from this project in front of a packed crowd in the DMV. It includes contributions from Up North Productions (these guys), appearance from Kae Hock and more. Tracklisting is below, as well as links to stream/download this body of work.
Hit the jump to see the full tracklist and download link. (Keep reading…)Read More
It’s crazy to believe half a decade has passed – September 8, 2005, to be exact – since I first heard this track.
Back during this time, Twista was coming off Kamikaze, the album which still ranks as his most commercially successful to date. That said, finding out he wouldn’t be working with Kanye heavily for the ’05 follow up, The Day After, didn’t bode to well. And while the album did not succeed its predecessor, that’s not to say there weren’t some quality tracks sprinkled throughout.
Evident by the title, the Pharrell-featured “Lavish” was definitely one of the standouts. In a nutshell, the song spoke about the desired fruits of life and the lengths people will go to have them. The beat was smooth enough for Twista deliver his signature flow, but also drop some knowledge at the same time. Looking back, however, the highlight was Pharrell. His verse was – for the lack of a better term – crazy and still one of my favorites from him to this day. (Keep reading…)Read More
Last week, I got the opportunity to head over to 4MM Games headquartersÂ to get an exclusive preview the new Hip-Hop karaoke game Def Jam Rapstar. You’ll be able to perform more than a handful of Hip-Hop cuts including Diddy’s “It’s All About The Benjamins” and Drake’s “Best I Ever Had.” Lil Wayne will be on the ad campaign.
Look for the game to hit shelves next Tuesday (Oct. 5). Also be sure to purchase Wayne’s newest album I Am Not A Human Being on iTunes.Read More
Birdman is currently working on his first mixtape since 2006′s The Carter 2 Mixtape with Wayne and DJ Khaled. This time around he’s partnering up with fellow Cash Money/Young Money executive Mack Maine for the release of White Boyz. Scheduled to be released on Halloween, the project will be hosted by DJ Scoob Doo and DJ Khaled. I caught up with them over the weekend to discuss the project and more.
Look for the entire YM roster to make an appearance on the tape. The first leak from the tape is the Tyga-assisted cut, “Every Summer.”Read More