From DJ Swindle, the brain behind 80 Cent, Bobb Deep, and Em-J, comes Almatic: Nas Meets Al Green. I've had "Made U Look(Rmx)" and "Streets of NY" on repeat all evening. Now I couldn't tell you what "Oochie Wally" sounds like because I skipped right through it. No amount of mash-upping can redeem the horrendous lyrics on that song.
1. Guess Who's Back Intro 2. Hip Hop Warning 3. Hip Hop Dead Skit 4. She Gonna Already Know 5. Let Em Know 6. Tryin To Change Me 7. Picture Me Rollin 8. Chamillionaire Speaks 9. Game Gonna Cost A Free 10. Game Gonna Cost A Free Break 11. Riding Overseas Feat. Akon 12. Show me What Ya Got Feat. Famous 13. Answer Machine 2 14. Chamillitary Radio Skit 15. International Money 16. I Run It 17. Get Ya Umbrellas Out 18. Get Ya Umbrella Break 19. Man Hold Up 20. Roll Call Reloaded 21. Outro
Not exactly how I had hoped to start off my Christmas.
The dynamic, pompadoured "Godfather of Soul," whose rasping vocals and revolutionary rhythms made him a founder of rap, funk and disco as well, died early Monday, his agent said. He was 73. Brown was hospitalized with pneumonia at Emory Crawford Long Hospital on Sunday and died around 1:45 a.m.(Yahoo News)
R.I.P. to the Godfather of Soul and one of the true pioneers of hip-hop.
Official cover art for Messy Marv's Music fo' tha Taliban, slated for release on January 30th, 2007. From what I gather, the title is a play on current events and a blind allusion to the war zones in the Bay Area.
Last night, Matt Sonzala and the chain-hang-low peops at Rap-A-Lot Records treated a bunch of media folks to an assortment of wings and drinks. Oh, and did I mention the insanely enjoyable album from the incomparable Devin the Dude? Dude can go from jester to preacher at the drop of a dime.
Here's the tracklist for Devin's Waitin' To Inhale, due out on March 13th, 2007: 1) Intro 2) Waiting to Inhale 3) I Hope I Don't Get Sick of This 4) Use Ta Be 5) Almighty $ ft. Tony Mac 6) That Boom pt. 1 7) Broccoli & Cheese (Nasty) 8) Treatin' Me Cold 9) Cut Ya Up 10) That Boom pt 2 11) Sell Me Some ft Odd Squad 12) What a Job 13) No Longer Needed Here ft GT 14) Anything (Acoustic) 15) Somebody Else 16) That Boom pt 3 17) Alone 18) Just Because 19) Little Girl Gone ft. Lil Wayne, Bun B, Tami Latrell, and Tony Mac (best cut on the album)
When I posted the "Won't Do" video a couple days ago, I intended to follow it up with this mega-nice Jay Dee giveaway, but my lazy ass got hooked on 2K7 all day. Not to worry, we'll make it up to you with a grand prize package that includes:
1 limited edition J Dilla - The Shining T-shirt 1 limited edition J Dilla - The Shining Instrumental EP 1 CD of J Dilla - The Shining
Just answer these two super easy questions: 1) J Dilla produced all but ONE of the following songs; a) Busta Rhymes' "So Hardcore" b) Erykah Badu's "Didn't Cha Know" c) Keith Murray's "The Rhyme"
2) ?uestlove once said in an interview that he used to play "blind olympics"--a game which involves picking unknown records with eyes closed and creating a beat from the records in no less than five minutes--with Jay Dee. Which one of the following Dilla-produced tracks is a product of blind olympics? a) Pharcyde - "Runnin'" b) Common - "Doin' It" c) De Las Soul - "Stakes is High"
Send your answers to therapup at gmail dot com. Good luck.
Update: Thanks to all the contestants. Congrats to winner Matt Nash!
Miss Jones interviews Nas on Hot 97 Nas talks about everything from the reason he says hip-hop is dead to Young Jeezy asking him to collaborate with his girlfriend. I assume the male-mouth kisser and perm-wearing rapper subliminals are aimed at Weezy and Jimmy respectively.
"50 shots, but where's 50 Cent? 50 needs to be there for Sean Bell."
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