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Monday, April 30, 2007 

Cuban Linx 4-30-07

::Trailer for the Hip-Hop Project, produced by Bruce Willis & King Latifah.

-How to stream your music to any PC. [Idolator]

-Lil Mama revamps Rihanna's "Umbrella." [Different Kitchen]

-Pusha T: "I don't like hip-hop no more." [Guardian]

-T-Pain (pka Testicular Pain) arrested in Miami. [HHC]

-50 Cent clarifies that Curtis and Before I Self Destruct are two different projects. [DefSounds]

[Ed: You're welcome to criticize, condemn, or commend the new banner. Thanks to Hurricane Ivan for hooking it up.]

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Sunday, April 29, 2007 

Video: Nas ft. The Game - "Hustler"


It's the video before the video.

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Friday, April 27, 2007 

Cuban Linx 4-27-07

-Rap-A-Lot's J Prince slapped with a restraining order. [HR ]

-Talib Kweli mans up about being slapped by a female. [HHC]

-Top 5 West Coast Producers, according to DJ Quik [SC ]

-The Hip-Hop Project successfully appeals R-rating. [About ]

-Beyonce confuses herself with Shakira. Well, Bey, just look for the one without a badonkadonk. [Starpulse ]

-Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson questioned by DEA [?uesto's Blog]

-Faux News sinks to a new low, reports parody news as actual news. [TP]

-In case you missed it, here's a transcript of last night's presidential debate. [NYT]

-That Microsoft Zune is still up for grabs if you want it. [TRU/HHTV ]

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Thursday, April 26, 2007 

Video: Rihanna + Jay-Z - Umbrella

Jay manages to bolster this single without necessarily stealing Rih-Rih's sunshine in the clip.

Now, I wonder if Jennifer Hudson would be kind enough to let Rihanna borrow her McDonald's pass for 3 months, because she could definitely use a few hamburgers.

Download the video for free at

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Cuban Linx 4-26-07

-Eve crashes a Maserati, goes in for DUI, gets jail-house visit from Sean Penn, and posts bail...all in one sleep-wake cycle. [ TMZ ]

-The Fader reminds us that "free" is still the best word in the dictionary. Download their new issue via iTunes. [ Fader ]

-Breaking News: Yayo denies attack allegations. [ Starpulse]

-Cam'ron apologizes for "60 Minutes" interview. I expect M-1 to follow suit. [ Vibe ]

-Can't blame hip-hop on this one. [ Poplicks ]

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Video: Russell Simmons on O'Reilly Factor

Rush went on O'Reilly Factor and apologized to the sourpuss for saying (in a previous interview) that he doesn't care about poor black kids. He also defending his spineless statement that calls for the broadcast industry to bleep out three words, and somehow managed to win O'Reilly's adulation. Let me find out Rush is a closeted Republican.

(Major shoutout to SmashTube for keeping up with all these clips.)

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007 

Flix: Russell Simmons' Do You Launch Party

Clyde has more info on the book. I hear it's supposed to help you get over your fear of whitening strips or something.



Cuban Linx: 4-25-07

-Grafh says he'll wait for TIs to "fight over each other till they kill themselves" before deciding what label he'll sign to. [ Format Mag ]

-‘Dear Paul’: Letter to rapper for awful album. Why didn't I think of this? [ Badger Herald ]

-Chingy to kiss and make up with DTP. [ HHNLive ]

-Shawnna officially leaves DTP. [ Hip-Hop Crunch ]

-"Stop Snitching" video rap-up. Ghetto rival never looked so stunning.
[ Str8 Shots ]

-The Best Southern Rappers Ever [ Street Census ]



Rob G ft. Fat Pat, Lil Keke - Road to Success

Rob G ft. Fat Pat, Lil Keke, & A3 - Road to Success
Houston Hip-Hop 101 is now in session.

Most of you are familiar with DJ Screw, Big Hawk, and Fat Pat for obvious reasons (the last breed of 'big'-name southern hip-hoppers before the prevalence of 'lil'-name rappers...I suppose), but if you're still unaquainted with Lil Keke, please recognize.

Taken from Rob G's yet-to-be-titled debut album.

(Shoutout to OGPR)

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007 

Flix: Rihanna and Jay-Z on the set of "Umbrella"

More photos at

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Cuban Linx 4-24-07

-Yahoo to make sure you never have to endure obnoxious pop-ups while looking up the lyrics to "Stuntin' Like My Daddy" [ CNET ]

-Eminem set to buy the entire city of Detroit, including nappy headed hos. (I keed! I keed!!) [ About ]

-Akon simulates sex on stage...with a 14-year old girl. (Absolutely SFW) [DailyMotion ]

-Music critic banned by Gwen Stefani. [ OC Register ]

-Media Chin-check: Jeff Chang & Dave Zirin echo my thoughts on America's post-Imus war on hip-hop. [LA Times ]

-Jin becomes the second MC to officially endorse Obama. (Thanks, Ivan) [ RS ]

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Sunday, April 22, 2007 

Video: Stop Snitchin' on CBS' "60 Minutes"

Stop Snitchin' Part 2

I don't know exactly how we can blame this spineless "no snitching" campaign on "the white man," but I'm sure someone's already working on it. Cam raised one good point though--no major label will EVER be stupid enough to discourage a trend that earns them millions of dollars and further degrades the Black community.

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Saturday, April 21, 2007 

Joel Ortiz - Keep on Callin'

Joel Ortiz - Keep on Callin'
The more I hear from Joel Ortiz, the more I'm convinced that he's poised to become one of the future greats if given a chance. In fact, it's a travesty that I failed to include him in my 10 Rappers to Watch list. Actually, I hadn't heard much of Joel's music as of October 2006 when I compiled that list.

Now, I don't know if I can call this an official collabo, since Joel is simply rapping over an old Akon song (P-Money is blanked out and replaced with "Joel Ortiz" in the chorus) that first made rounds in 2004. Regardless, I'm anxiously anticipating his Brick Bodega LP (Koch), due out April 24th.

(Audio via Koch Records) (Thanks, Matt.)

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Friday, April 20, 2007 

Cuban Linx 4-20-07

-*Yawn* Top 10 Rap Releases for May [ About ]

-Phat Kat's Top 5 Detroit MCs of All Time [ Street Census ]

-Jeezy, Slick Pulla, & some Beanie Sigel lookalike cover next month's XXL [NR]

-Nas' MySpace hacked. Capo questioned. [ Hip-Hop Crunch ]

-Gonzo, who clearly obtained his law degree at Jack in the Box, reaffirms that incompetence is a job requirement in this administration. [GooTube, Olbermann]

-So I was catching up on local news and noticed that some Cho-wannabe had hijacked NASA, merked someone, and then committed suicide. All on the 8th anniversary of Columbine. [ Local 2 , CNN]

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Video: Brother Ali - "Uncle Sam Goddamn"

Brother Ali's Undisputed Truth underperformed on the charts, so much that it was largely outsold by The Ezekiel Hanani LP.

I'm kiddin', of course. The Undisputed Truth raked in an impressive 10,781 units in its first week. Which is like quadruple platinum in Indy land.

See also:
Rizoh names Undisputed Truth the illest album of Q-1
Rakim says Ali is the Truth

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Thursday, April 19, 2007 

Cuban Linx 4-19-07

-Hillary Clinton has more friends than Cho Seung-Hui [Radar]

-Beyonce sued for facial hair. (At least that's what I thought she got sued for.) [HHC]

-Biggie's family can't stop and won't stop suing LA [NME]

-Young Buck will not be selling his G-Unit spinner on eBay anytime soon. [Def Sounds]

-D'Angelo returns from the grave. [Idolator]

-Akon continues to recycle 3-year-old songs, this time with Joel Ortiz. [NR]

-She may not know how to read but Fantasia sure knows how to back that thing up, especially when no one's looking. [YBF]



Is Spiderman 3 Racist?

Where's Uncle Al when you need him?


Wednesday, April 18, 2007 

Cuban Linx 4-18-07

-Beyonce to dump Sony for Jay-Z. [Post Chronicle]

-Jin - "Rain, Rain, Go Away" (VA Tech tribute) [Nah'Right]

-Miss Jones (aka Hot 97's Don Imus) KO'd by an aspiring female rapper. [Complex]

-Culture police Al Sharpton, who's obviously salty because Barry Obama has a better shot at becoming the first black Vice President than he does, plans to spend the remainder of the week interrogating Democratic candidates.[Boston Globe]

-Blame Cho Seung-Hui for buying Alberto Gonzales a few extra days, which has now allowed him to compile a 25-page apology ahead of tomorrow's testimony. [Democrats]

-And all this talk about banning bad words from hip-hop. Beetlejuice has a better chance of becoming the next President before that happens. [Different Kitchen ]



Video: Hip-Hop Townhall Meeting on Oprah

Parts 1, 3, & 4.
I see we're gradually becoming a race of response; Don Imus says something stupid and folks start calling for hip-hop censorship without looking at the real hole in our soul.

Part 3 is the best part--it's where Kevin Liles calls himself God and nearly stabs a heckler with his collar bone.

And why isn't Young Dro on this panel?

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007 

Cuban Linx 4-17-07

-Not even a remix with Junior Reid and Cham can redeem Mims from onehitwonderland. [SmashTube]

-Ornette Coleman wins first music pulitzer. [Vibe]

-Lionel Richie inadvertently disses his own daughter: "“I think it’s a cliché to say, ‘I’m going into rehab. I bumped my foot today — rehab; I hit my head on something — rehab,’”[MSNBC]

-Marco Polo ft. Masta Ace - Nostalgia [Video]

-Jigga, Diddy, and other rap moguls will hold a conference to determine a less provocative synonym for ho. [NYDN]



Trae + Lil Wayne - Screwed Up

"Target practice, baby. Only thing is, I'm not the shooter...I'm the bully...And ye' ain't shit if ye' ain't never been screwed UP."

I doubt Weezy will get kicked out of University of Houston for offering such graphic details of his escapades with daddy.

("Screwed Up" appears on Trae's upcoming new album, Life Goes On.)

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Monday, April 16, 2007 

Cuban Linx 4-16-07

-32 Students massacred at Virginia Tech. It's the deadliest shooting incident in US history, according to the AP.

-Researchers say the Internet is a failure. They suggest scrapping it and starting all over.

-Win a date with Cappadonna, and earn an opportunity to have a journal entry that reads "A Day in the Life of a Cab Driver."

-Apparently, Diana Ross is still around.

-Are Americans Getting Dumber? (Switch the first two words and delete the "?" for answer.)

-Being the innovative media leaders that they are, Rollingstone jumps on the MySpace bandwagon.

-Pharoahe Monch's Top Three Rawkus Albums.

-In case you forgot, that HHTV Zune Contest is still on.



Jim Jones Expands His Hustle, Launches DipSkate Team

Music by 50 Cent. You dig?

Apparently, Capo reached out to inline skating filmmakers The Brown Brothers after seeing one of their documentaries. Over a drink of Dipset Sizzurp, the Brown Brothers told Jimmy that the Dipset movement is the realest thing out there. The rest is history.
Jim Jones and his Harlem-based crew The Diplomats are partnering with the newest phenomenon in the world of extreme sports, Freestyle Rolling, to create DipSkate, a Diplomat Records-sponsored skate team.
Now that Jimmy has helped Cam body Jay, Nas, and 50, he's decided to move on to more lucrative (and less lyrically challenging) endeavors.

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Chin Check

Diddy: Can I have that Unbelievable CD?
Mick: Take that, take that.
Diddy: Shut up!
Mick: I can't stop cause I won't stop

Mick Boogie won't be saying "ho" on his mixtapes anytime soon. On the other hand, rappers who insist on using such verbal weapon of mass destruction, will continue to drink from the firehose of fair and progressive media outlets like FOX News for inventing the slang and forcing Don Imus to say it at gun point.

(Pic & Conversation © Mick Boogie)

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Rappers Against Child Support

Featuring DMX, Jay-Z, Russell, and Diddy. Whoever played DMX deserves his own record deal and 19 pitbulls.

Update: I've just been notified that the DMX impostor is, in fact, Nick Cannon.


Thursday, April 12, 2007 

Freebie Friday: DJ Smallz - Best of Styalz Fuego

DJ Smallz - Best of Styalz Fuego
From Australian upstart Styalz Fuego, who produced Chamillionaire's "Not A Criminal."

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I keep spittin' like a retard

While at the barbershop two days ago, I couldn't help noticing that two fellas had spent about 15 to 20 minutes engaging in a mentally enriching discussion about Lil' Wayne and how he made it rain at a famous H-town strip club. Pause.

"Man, that boy Wayne made it rain at HK the other night. That boy must of blew like $30,000."

It sort of reminded me of my own conversation with a friend three weeks ago. My boy had almost bought the idea (sold to him by another Wayne loyalist) that Weezy was literally sitting on real dollar bills in the "Make It Rain" video. My response? "No one's that stupid." The same Weezy enthusiast maintained that his favorite rapper was well ahead of the rest because he rhymed about big money. "Other rappers ain't talking 'bout nothin'," he stressed.

So, here's a question for you:
What would you rather hear your favorite rhyme-slingers rap about?

a) Fame and fortune
b) Knowledge of self
c) Sexual escapades
d) Guns and drugs
e) Social commentary
f) Other (specify)

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Cuban Linx 4-12-07

-K-Os talks to Prefixmag about being a musical schizophrenic, the risk involved with showing your vulnerable side as a hip-hopper, among other things.

-Hip-hop songs your mom will love. Yes, I'm aware that "Mama Said Knock You Out" isn't on that list. Whoever makes these lists is a semi-moron.

-MC Nuts - the hip-hop Squirrel?

-The socio-economic question of our time is...

-If you're anywhere around the Bayou City, you should go see De La Soul live on April 17th. It's free.



Q & Rizoh Present: Street Census

Street Census
—a joint blog venture between your Rizness and Quibian Salazar-Moreno—is now live and direct at

In case you're not already familiar with Q, he helped pioneer the daily hip-hop news format at 10 years ago. He currently writes for URB, AOL Blackvoices (even though he's not all that black!), and

The concept for Street Census is hinged on hip-hop recommendations—best of, worst of, etc—from yours truly, Q, and the artists we run into every now and then. Some of the lists available for your perusal, for instance, include: Stephen Marley's 5 Essential Bob Marley Recordings, Rob Swift's Top 5 Most Influential DJs. and Q's 10 Best Femcees Ever.

Check it...Street Census: Hip, Hit, or Hype.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007 

Soundscam 4-11-07

Timbaland proves he's more than just a Piano Man. No, wait! That's Scorch Storch.

#5. Timbaland - Timbaland Presents Shock Value - 138,331
#6 Beyonce - B'Day - 125,974 (2,499,246) (Up from No.69 LW)
#8. Paul Wall - Get Money Stay True - 92, 510
#9. Akon - Konvicted - 74,643 12 66,844 2,073,593
#17 Young Buck - Buck the World - 55,364 (196,447)
#21. Mims - Music Is My Savior45,740 (123,589)
#35. Rich Boy - Rich Boy - 31,022 (223,766)
#57. Lil' Flip - I Need Mine(2CD) 18,308 (61,755)
#64. Young Jeezy - The Inspiration - 16,917 (1,000,761)
#66. Redman - Red Gone Wild 16,910 (61,474)
#69. Gym Class Heroes - As Cruel As School Children - 16,125 (277,611)
#186. Nas - Hip-Hop Is Dead 8,985 (701,644)

Five singles, five videos, and five arrests in damn near five months, yet Snoop is still chasing Game's numbers.

#200. Snoop Dogg Tha Blue Carpet Treatment - 5,361 (840,990)
#200. The Game - Doctor's Advocate - 5,361 (904,599)

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Cuban Linx 4-11-07

-Halle rains on Parade's suicide story.

-Snoop Dogg and DMX pump excitement back into hip-hop.

-Madonna goes hip-hop. That's if you still consider Timbaland hip-hop.

-What the media won't tell you about Imus.

-E-beefs: Hip-hop feuds go digital.

-Duke University may sue T.I. for giving a bad concert.

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Lost a Buck? Blame it on Hip-Hop

Scapegoating hip-hop for every social ailment in America is nothing new, if you've been paying attention lately. But to blatantly blame rap music for Don Imus' racist and reprehensible remarks on the Rutgers women's basketball team is outrageous, especially when there's no evidence that said Imus even listens to rap. We're talking about a man with a history of ad hominem slurs, who's described African-Americans with despicable terms like "cleaning lady" and "quota hire" in the past.

Worse still, Imus contradicted his previous sorryloquies on NBC's Today Show yesterday with a classic cop out:
"I may be a white man, but I know that young black women all through that society are demeaned and disparaged and disrespected by their own black men and that they are called that name. I didn't invent the phrase...the phrase was invented in the black community."
No sh*t, Sherlock!

Who's this guy's publicist anyway? Will someone please tell him to shut up and face the fact that what's wrong is wrong irrespective of who's perpetuating it? Treat others as you expect them to treat you, period.

Honestly, I don't know what's more disturbing about this whole saga: the media's superficial obsession with the issue amidst a slow-news cycle or the lip-service (not to mention double standards) approach from the black folks on the other end of the spectrum. Or the fact that hip-hop gets blamed for everything from misogyny to Osama's disappearance.

Blame hip-hop for the Iraq war. Blame hip-hop for global warming. Blame hip-hop for Anna Nicole Smith's death. Hell, if you look at the world trade center long enough, you might catch hip-hop staring right back at you.

If rap music has only been around for about 3 decades, how then is it acceptable to continually blame it for societal ills that existed prior to to the culture's origins?


Tuesday, April 10, 2007 

Video: Obama on David Letterman

Much more edutaining than that new Bobby Valentino video.

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Monday, April 09, 2007 

HHTV x The Rap Up Microsoft Zune Contest

Enter for a chance to win a free Microsoft Zune Player, courtesy of HHTV x The Rap Up
(Comes in either black, brown or white. The winner gets to decide which color they prefer)

Contest starts 04/09/07 at 8am EST and ends on 05/07/07 at 8am EST

Zune Features:
Storage: 30 GB
Capacity(songs): 7,500 songs
Capacity(pictures): 25,000 pictures
Capacity(videos): 100 hours of video
Built-In FM Radio

These are just some of the features of the Zune player. For a complete features/specifications list and to explore the world of Zune, please go to

Here's what you need to do to enter:

1.) Log on to Go to the section titled JOIN HHTV and register with HHTV. (You cannot enter the contest without registration so make sure you register first)

2.) Write a rhyme no longer than 250 words. The topic for the rhyme is "How Hip-Hop Changed My Life". The person that writes the dopest rhyme wins the Microsoft Zune player, courtesy of HHTV x The Rap Up.

UPDATE: Please send your entries to

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Screwed in Houston - Parts 3, 4, & 5

Screwed in Houston - Part 3

Part 4 & Part 5
The final installments of VBS TV's Screwed in Houston series.

I don't necessarily subscribe to every sub-cultural aspect that they chose to zoom in on, but it is what it is.

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Cuban Linx 4-9-07

Can't help but notice the striking resemblance between 50(L) and his new publicist(L).

-My Gym Class Heroes/K-Os concert rap-up is now up on

-Music business suffers a long, cold winter. "A lot of people are confused about where they shop, and it's changing their habits ... it takes a while for people to find new stores." Ever heard of Best Buy?

-If you don't read anything else today, please read Cam'ron's rhyme book.

-Kanye delivers in Kuala Lumpur.

-Warner Music signs a porn star. And you thought hip-hop was dead?

-It gets no realer than this

-Vanity has a name. Hey, at least he's doing for a "good cause."

-Jadakiss talks new album. It's about time.

-Surprise, surprise. Hov denies love child paternity.

-I saved the best for

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Saturday, April 07, 2007 

Screwed in Houston

Welcome to Bayou City, where we jam screw and sip *cough cough*.

Part Deux

(Via VBS.TV)

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Thursday, April 05, 2007 

Ca$his - County Hounds Cover Art

...because the world needs another $-sign-named rapper

Ca$his, one of the few marginally talented new artists on Shady Records, will release his County Hounds EP on May 8th.

To hold you over till then, he's offering a free download of his Bogish Boy mixtape.

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Cuban Linx 4-5-07

-Cam renames his album, even though we didn't know he had an album coming out.

-Am I the only one who finds it fascinating that white voters are likely to vote race, while black voters would rather weight out all their options, regardless of race?

-Dungeon family member and OutKast collaborator passes away.

-50 Cent/Young Buck rumors don't sound like rumors.

-Is Young Buck isolating himself from G-Unit?

-Young Jeezy talks white girls with Blender.

-Meanwhile, this white girl has a bone to pick with da Snowman.

-Help me out here: What's this guy doing that no other artist is doing right now?

-More proof that the music industry is built on perception. Feed the fans what they want to consume and watch your products fly off the shelves.

-Wannabe writers, here's your chance to show and prove.

-Will Smith is the most powerful man in Hollywood.

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Wednesday, April 04, 2007 

Soundscam 4-4-07

We've watched a litany of exciting rap releases gush out the gate in the last 2 weeks or so. You won't believe which ones are not flying off the shelves...

#3. Young Buck - Buck the World - 140,250
#4. Mims - Music Is My Savior - 77,596
#5. Akon - Konvicted - 66,844 (1,998,950)
#13. Redman - Red Gone Wild - 44,356
#14. Lil' Flip - I Need Mine(2CD) - 43,296
#24. Rich Boy - Rich Boy - 31,778 (192,744)
#32. Prodigy - Return of the Mac - 26,768
#71. Devin the Dude - Waitin' to Inhale - 12,105 (37,738)
#77. Tha Dogg Pound - Dogg Chit - 11,615
#174.EL-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead - 5,008 (16,425)

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Cuban Linx 4-4-07

-Audio transcript of the Hip-Hop Weekly interview with Shanelle Scott.

-Another rap battle gone wrong

-Video: DJ Khaled - We Takin' Over (ft. Helium-voice-Akon)

-Bill O'Reilly fires back at Snoop Dogg.

-DJ Sureshot - Crack Music mixtape: A mix of songs related to hustling.

-Kweli takes Virgin back to school.

-Oprah backs Barack Obama.

-Speaking of which, Obama has now raised $25 million in his campaign..

-We've been down this path before: Hip-hop perpetuates stereotypes.

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LL Cool J - Whatcha Hood Like (prod. by 50 Cent)

LL Cool J ft. Lil Scrappy - Whatcha Hood Like (prod. by 50 Cent)*
I like the concept of this song--paying homage to self by highlighting peers, predecessors, and imposters. You'll like it too...if you can get past the beat.

Bonus Cut
Lupe Fiasco + Kevin Michaels - We All Want the Same Things

*I don't know what 50's name is doing in the production credit, so don't shoot the messenger.

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007 

NYOIL - Shout it in the Streets

NYOIL - Shout it in the Streets (mp3)*
Here's the latest track from NYOIL, of "Y'all Should All Get Lynched" fame.
You can almost hear the beat panting for breath in a bid to keep up with his lyrical ferocity.

(Taken from NYOIL's Hood Treason debut, slated to hit shelves on 4/10/07)

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12 Questions

1. Now that the last three issues of XXL have been covered by southern rappers, is it safe to say that hip-hop lives in the south?

2. Is it just me or has the blue-eyed R&B/soul movement (Joss Stone, Robin Thicke, Amy Winehouse, etc) slowly hijacked the music game?

3. Has anyone ever been able to establish why the media always gets excited whenever Snoop or DMX or Busta Rhymes gets arrested?

4. Don't you sometimes get the impression that Detox is actually a myth and will never see the light of day?

5. Doesn't the Game remind you of an ex-girlfriend (no John Amaechi) who just refuses to go away?

6. Seeing as it's been 8 years since Rakim last dropped an LP, is it OK to assume that his tour money is longer than arms on Alonzo Mourning? *

7. Now that 50 Cent has decided to name his next album Curtis, is it safe to say that Cam lost?

8. With Timbaland helping Hillary Clinton raise some much-needed funds for the elections, why isn't 50 helping his Republican allies with their own campaign?

9. What does hip-hop's #1 albino, Brother Ali, mean when he says he's neither white nor black?

10. How come muslims and five percenters make the best rap music?

11. Isn't Baby Boy da Prince the most creative stage moniker since Lil Cuete?

12. Is Mims "fly" because he's "hot," or is he hot because he's fly?

*Game Theory, muthaf**ka!!


Cuban Linx 4-3-07

(via Allhiphop)

-Al Sharpton has no trouble railing against Boo Boo.

-Russell Simmons, on the other hand, seems to have backed out of the so-called rally for fear of being vilified by Mr. Interscope.

-Spike Lee to update When the Levees Broke with a new series.

-The Death of Journalism.

-Lil Kim to write tell-all book.

-Lil' Weezy fans will really appreciate this.

-Diddy apologizes to UK fans, offers them free show.

-Feds audit Jersey for hip-hop summit funds.

-Joey drops some knowledge on basketball...after losing a game.

-Get throwed to some Texas hip-hop.

-Pics of the brush fire that engulfed Hollywood last week, allegedly ignited by two kids.

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50 Cent - Straight to the Bank

50 Cent - Straight to the Bank
Taken from his upcoming album, Curtis, due out on 6/19/07.

This Dre beat is enormously captivating, but that "hahaha" hook gives me the creeps.

(Artwork by Slang Inc)

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Monday, April 02, 2007 

Pharoahe Monche - Desire Cover Art

Cover art for Pharoahe Monch's Desire (due out May 1st), obviously inspired by Ask a Ninja.

This is an effective cover in the sense that it'll definitely not go unnoticed on the shelf.

Related Post:
Pharoahe Monch - Desire Tracklist

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