Weekend News, Free Mixtapes, and A Contest
A 2nd Black Star album might be in the works shortly, according to sources. The two ill lyricists incinerated their mics on Bright as the Stars which surfaced in underground circles recently. A collective record is just what the Hip Hop community needs in order to forgive Mos and Kweli for their mediocre individual performances on Beautiful Struggle & The New Danger respectively.
This next piece of news started as a rumor based on a DVD. But, it has been confirmed through a press release that one of the best mixtape DJ’s in the game has been ejected from his label. Green Lantern was forced to walk away from Shady Records for intimating Jadakiss with information regarding his brouhaha with 50 Cent. The Evil Genius is now said to be a free agent, but, Interscope will still release his upcoming album The Invasion. Read the exclusive interview here for more details.
Good news for conscious Rap fanatics - your #1 politically charged crew, Public Enemy is back. Their brand new entry, Rebirth of A Nation is due out as early as this August. Rebirth boasts appearances by dead.prez, MC Ren, and one of my favorites, Immortal Technique.
The LOX and their D-Block affiliates have inked a deal with Koch Records. This new marriage with the underground label will give birth to a D-Block compilation album, and Sheek’s sophomore LP, After Taxes. But that’s not the news; After Taxes promises a surprise line-up that includes Redman, Cam’ron, Lil’ Scrappy, and wait for it….P. Diddy!
T.R.U. RAP CHOICE CONTEST
The essence of this contest is to appreciate the readership on this blog. The rules are simple:
List your 10 favorite Hip Hop acts: 5 solo artists, 5 groups. That's not all; I've compiled a list of 10 artists as well which is safely hidden from all ye hackers in my closet. The list that turns out to be most similar to mine will win this contest. Now, since you've ran your eyes all the way to the bottom of the page in search of a prize, I'll gladly end your quest - the winner will receive a free Rap Essential mix CD put together by yours truly. Simply reply in the comment box of this post to qualify. This contest will end on May 12th, 2005. Please be sure to include your email in your entry. Good Luck!
Speaking of free music, enjoy this rare and unique package courtesy of Soul On Ice.
Hip Hop Mixtape 1
Hip Hop Mixtape 2