Thursday, December 17, 2009

http://16bitpieces.tumblr.com






Dont come here anymore. GO HERE

Dont you....forget about me....no no no nooooooo

Buh Bye

Saturday, May 23, 2009

THATS AWESOME: LeBron James makes game winning 3 point shot at the buzzer



fuck!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Classic Wrestling Moments: X Pac joints DX



lol @ X Pac chopping his crotch like he had a seizure and almost ruining his buzz when his voice cracks like a prepubescent kid. sadly this would be the LAST time anyone ever cheered X Pac

Rick Ross + Masspike Miles: Cigar Music (Music Video)

Maestro Knows: The Supra Society

Maestro Knows - Episode 9 (Terry Kennedy) from Maestro Knows on Vimeo.



Terry Kennedy's Society shoe is out NOW.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Ace Hood + Akon + T-Pain: Overtime (Video)



This is a great fukking video. 2009>>>>2008 as far as really dope concepts in music videos, granted it isnt NEW, it's still a great take on it.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Music Review: Cam'ron: Crime Pays


Cam'ron: Crime Pays
8/10



After a lengthy hiatus which included the implosion of his Dipset crew, a beef with 50 Cent, a small pool, and a hot summer that never came to be, Dipset leader Cam'ron returns with "Crime Pays."

The album opens with the title track, where Cam questions the foolhardy souls who believe that obtaining a college degree and becoming firemen or police officers will eventually get them the luxury cars they envision ("this ain't math class/this isn't adding up," he says).

It's clear that Cam is channeling those frustrated with the recession, especially with songs like "My Job," where Cam spits from the perspective of, get this, the average joe. The theme is quickly squandered by songs like "Chalupa" and "Who" where Cam is in rare form, speaking about mustard colored jeeps and money stacks galore.

The only thing Cam isn't as rare is coming up with memorable hooks, as songs like "Cookies N Apple Juice" (I dont know what that means either) and "Spend The Night" contain some embarrassing choruses. The hilariously named "Silky (No Homo" (yes, it's really called that) is one of the album's most notorious filler tracks that could have been left off.

"Crime" is an LP that in some ways, harkens back to Cam's second album, "S.D.E," in it's underground grittiness, there is no mainstream pandering here. The album's production, handled mostly by longtime Dipset producer Skitzo, is light on cookie cutter synth tracks and is more in line with the mixtape version of Killa Cam, where his wordplay and multis flow excellently with the basement-like beats.

"Crime Pays" is a return to form for Cam'ron, proving that he has missed few steps in coming back to glory.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Twista: Wetter (FINAL VIDEO)



there were apparently like 3 versions of this video. this is the final version. Twista's 'Category F5' drops in June.

THATS AWESOME: XXL July 2009 cover




XXL is about to make people have heart attacks as they present..THE NEW SOUF!!!

Who ever thought Soulja Boy...much less OJ DA JUICEMAN would get a cover. It was inevitable for Gucci though. kudos all around.

Wiz Khalifa: Take Away (Video)



OKAAAYYYY

from Karen Civil

LMAO: Malice from the Clipse punishes his daughter



SUPER LOL @ the editing of him reading the bible, I need a gif. of that ASAP!

this vlog is cool, HAH @ the shit on the purses

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Curren$y + Wiz Khalifa: How Fly Mixtape (Video)




YEAHHHHH!!!! [wiz khalifa voice] okaayyyy [/wiz khalifa voice]

Byrd Lady first interview/freestyle



The same Byrd Lady featured prominently on "Crime Pays" which is in stores now!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Santana's Town (Revamp)



I'd say it's a pretty accurate portrayal.


The Original Santana's Town video:

Kobe & Lebron "Chalk" commercial



lol they need to stop wit them puppets, I think they got Lebron voice down though hahaha.

Rick Ross: Cigar Music (I Do It) (Trailer)



Looks nice....

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Drake IN HOUSTON (Video)

Unstoppable/Uptown (With BUN B)


November 18th



Successful


They LOVE him in Houston. LOL @ him havin to outrap the sold out crowd. Peep the cameo from Bun B

Friday, May 8, 2009

Cam'ron: Cookies & Apple Juice/Silky (No Homo) (Music Video)



KILLA!

EDIT: This might be NSFW lol, this is straight BET Uncut status

Alfamega exposed as a Federal Informant....Dropped from Grand Hustle




Damn man, DAMN!

Famously known for their mugshots (and their hatred of rappers...ask Rick Ross and Plies) The Smoking Gun, released some no doubt shocking news yesterday, when they revealed that the self-proclaimed "Grand Hustle Muscle" Alfamega was in fact an informant...for the DEA....

From TSG:

Court records show that Zellars began working with law enforcement officials after he was sentenced in September 1995 to 110 months in a federal gun case (Zellars, who had a prior felony robbery conviction, was collared for selling weapons to an undercover federal agent). Zellars “agreed to cooperate with authorities and was debriefed” about the criminal activity of several individuals. “In particular he was debriefed concerning the drug trafficking activities of a Mr. Ali Baaqar,” according to a government court filing, a copy of which you’ll find below. During his cooperation against Baaqar, Zellars met with a DEA agent and a federal prosecutor, and subsequently testified at trial. “Ali Baaqar was convicted of conspiracy to distribute heroin based upon the trial testimony of [Zellars] and others.” In return for his snitching, Zellars had 18 months shaved off his prison term when he was resentenced in July 1997 by Judge J. Owen Forrester.


damn. And if that isnt bad enough, T.I. was taken down by someone who was an informant IN his camp (but wasn't Alfa). Earlier today T.I. released this statement from what seems like a microphone in the Underground Railroad, effectively dropping Alfa from the Grand Hustle roster for his deception:

T.I. Speaks on Alfamega

(statement for those who can't understand):

Even though all our artists and employees are asked by us to be honest and open about their past history, at no time did Alfa disclose to me or Grand Hustle what has now appeared in the media. He essentially deceived us by failing to fully disclose the truth about his past and there is no place in our organization for dishonest and misleading behavior. As I have always said, you must take responsibility for your own actions. We at Grand Hustle can not support or condone the blaming of others for our own mistakes. I hope and pray to god bless his financial plans, but I don’t forsee me or my company playing a role in his personal or professional business. End.


Damn x2. It's a cold road for people out here, but I have to wonder what Alfa was thinking knowing that at any moment this could have been revealed. Punchin niggas in the face, goin hard for the camp and shit, just to get exposed.... sucks to be you

Rick Ross: Sky Might Fall (Video)



lol @ Ross' attempting to harmonize

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Cons TV: G.O.O.D. Music Go-Karts

Drake in ATL (Video)

Studio43 Films Presents: DRAKE from KENNY BURNS on Vimeo.



30 minutes of everybody's favorite rapper

Instead of posting Cassie's titty pics, i'm posting more Drake shit. PAUSE.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Rick Ross + The-Dream: All I Really Want (Video)



The ridiculous-ness behind the making of this video (see it here) makes it absolutely hilarious. The imagery along with the classic first line ("Rick Ross the boss is coming to Columbia) makes this required viewing. Great video all around.

Rick Ross on 8 Mile Road + Speaks on "All I Really Want" video shoot



still toeing the line



Bauce.

Floyd Mayweather talkin shit



this is a legendary level of shit talking right here.

Mayweather v Marquez: July 18th

MVP!!!!



steve biden says if lebron james gets a ring this year then he is >>>>> Kobe....what do u think?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Wiz Khalifa: Ink My Whole Body



Not from Flight School, but his previous release "Star Power"

THATS AWESOME: KILLA IS BACK

Killa performed at Highline Ballroom last night....and here's the result:

Killa talks to MTV


Wet Wipes:


Cookies & Apple Juice


shouts to YN and Rap Radar

Page + Drake: I'm Still Fly



Drake = hits. I need to up my Drake post ratio

Dom Kennedy (with Pacific Division & cARTer)Perfoms @ "FutureStreet/DrugSounds" release party





I just realized I forgot to post the LINK for the tape (blame finals for that one)

ahh yes. Dom is the future.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Eminem: 3AM (Music Video)



had to post this, visually it's dope (i'm a big horror fan) and the song isn't too shabby. Miles better than "We Made You."

Young Jeezy: Dead Or Alive




Spotted at Onsmash (shouts to the NMC), from Jeezy's new mixtape "Trappin Aint Dead" coming soon.

Young Jeezy: Dead Or Alive

yeeeaaahhhhhhh

T.I.'s last performance before he goes to prison



Featuring Young Jeezy and Ludacris. Hold ya head T.I. [pause]

The Cool Kids + Don Cannon: Gone Fishin





Download it and see the tracklisting at their new site HERE.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Wiz Khalifa: Knock You Down



yeaahhhh

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Cam'ron: Cookin Up (Music Video)



The full version of this sure to be classic. Cam is really on his A game!!!

KILLA!!!

Tyga: Cali Love



This joint is fire, Tyga is really showing his growth as an artist. That lakers starter jacket is awesome too.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Cam'ron on Emillion Sparks (interview), Cam'ron + Jadakiss: Let's Talk About



"What you got to realize there wouldn't be a bunch of Skull Gang, Byrd Gang, if they could exclude me from Dip Set. You wouldn't be makin' up all these other names if you could kick me out of Dip Set. I own Dip Set so you can never kick me out of Dip Set."

well said.

also; GODDAMN!!!

Cam'ron + Jadakiss: Let's Talk About (shots to the NMC)

Mercury Mixtapes: Shoebox Money Volume 9

You already know i'm affiliated! All the hottest tracks on one cd so i dont have to post it whenever another blog gets them hahaha, shout out to my dude Merc, Dizz Vicious and Shermski!, Peep Mercury Mixtape's blog HERE

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1.)Intro
2.)Ludacris Ft. Shawnna-Everybody Drunk
3.)OJ Da Juiceman-iTrap
4.)Dizz Vicious-Nike Boots
5.)Rasheeda-Boss Chick
6.)Jody Breeze-Too Much
7.)DJ Self Ft. Fabolous, Juelz Santana, Red Cafe, Maino-Swag Surfin' Remix
8.)Lil Boosie Ft. Foxx-Loose As A Goose
9.)Juvenile-Back Back
10.)Yung Joc Ft. Nitti-Well Damn
11.)Rick Ross Ft. Nas-Usual Suspects
12.)Jadakiss Ft. Ghostface, Raekwon-Cartel Gathering
13.)Nas-If I Ruled The World 2009
14.)Juelz Santana-Shake That Ass
15.)Jim Jones-Religion
16.)M.O.P. Ft. Busta Rhymes-Blow The Horns
17.)Cappadonna-Somebody Got To Go
18.)Juelz Santana-Cruise
19.)The Lox-Get That Paper
20.)Twista-Wetter
21.)Mims Ft. Latoya Luckett-Rollercoaster
22.)Bow Wow-You Can Get It All
23.)Kid Cudi Ft. Wale-Look In The Stars
24.)Jimmie Hoffa-Yall Ain't Ready
25.)Stat Quo-Stylin'
26.)Problem Ft. Snoop Dogg, Jim Jones-I'm Toe Up
http://www.zshare.net/download/584250001e4861dd/

Busta Rhymes + Jadakiss + Lil' Wayne: Respect My Conglomerate



where's Jeezy?

Thursday, April 30, 2009

P.2.W.



Soon.

THATS AWESOME: Tekken 6 gameplay montage + new trailer





watch these in HD!!

tell me this doesnt look like some of the best animation in a 3d fighter right now, i dare you!

Rick Ross: "Eminem you're a monkey...but your really a honkey...but thats racial"



toeing the line between crazy and suicidal every day lol

THANKS KEMPNERD!



Click here to see the review

tell someone to tell someone to tell someone else


http://www.zshare.net/download/5937872720e51561/

Volume 1: I'm @live

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

THATS AWESOME: Volume I: I'm @live




http://www.zshare.net/download/5937872720e51561/
http://www.zshare.net/download/5937884419a311e4/
http://www.zshare.net/download/59379181eebc3c2f/

Special Thanks to:

Xal-Vador
G.Liz
D.Forbes-Young Star Ent
Lola Maxwell
Steve Biden
Ike
C-Nice
Tee
Black Diamond studios
The kid Jabz
Ooah

well, alright here goes;

I'm @live is the culmination of a period of my life when things were a frustrating for me personally. I drew myself away from people just to stop from crumbling myself. I'm blessed to have music in my life through this period, so much so that I was able to make the beats AND still write rhymes to the mixtape in less than a week (recording it was another story). Here i was able to face my insecurities with myself, the issues I had at home and with (of course) females and create a album that's half experiment and half therapy for me. I brought together all the elements of music that I like, cartoons, violent movies (peep the way I flipped the Robocop line on "My Name"), videogames, bass heavy LOUD shit, and weird sounds. The beats I made on this are.....I gotta say unlike anything I've done before. It's the type of shit that I LIKE, and that's whats most important right?

I had MAD fun recording this and it really brought me out of the funk that I was in for the latter half of 2008 into 2009. From Black Diamond studios to my closet filled with shoes that I stepped on (sorry guys). I'm a real shy dude so for me to come out of my comfort zone and even bring this out is unprecedented, so thanks to all who like it!!!!

*Every beat is produced by ME, myself and I. You may be like ''some of these songs are long as hell" and thats because after the rhyming on the track there's an instrumental section AKA A free beat. if you dont like the rapping (how dare you!) you can take it to audacity and chop the vocals. I won't be mad.

I'm rambling now, I'll holla. Volume II: Playing 2 Win is coming VERY VERY VERY soon.

hint: PSYCHO CRUSHAAAAAA

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Red Cafe signs to Bad Boy



Bad Boy/Konvict? Cafe better put up Wayne numbers.

oh look, a remix!

Red Cafe + Diddy + OJ Da Juicemane + Rick Ross + Fabolous + Jadakiss: Hottest In The Hood Remix

I respect Irv Gotti but this shit is gonna be straight jokes!


Gotti's Way Season 2 (Trailer) from eskay on Vimeo.

Trailer for Gotti's Way Season 2

Monday, April 27, 2009

THATS AWESOME: Marvel Vs Capcom 2 Returns this summer for Xbox Live & Playstation Network








This is the best news I heard all week and it's just monday!

According to G4:
*All characters available from the jump (yessir)
*Online multiplayer (Round robin tournament, Spectator Mode)
*This summer for XBL/PSN

YES YES YES!!!

STEALTH EDIT: More info at the Capcom Unity BLOG

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Now playing: Wiz Khalifa - Take Away
via FoxyTunes

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Curren$y + Mickey Factz performance



This Aint No Mixtape is out now, and it's FIRE. Buy it here

Rick Ross: "Tony Yayo & Lloyd Banks are dropped from Interscope"



hilarity

whenever Ross hums the "Get Up" beat is automatic 10/10

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

TU4AR: Marvel Vs Capcom 2 coming to PS3/XBLA??




Stay tuned HERE next monday for what could possibly be the biggest news of the year for me. I may be able to finally retire my Dreamcast version of this...

oh and if you don't know what TU4AR is:



Props to iplaywinner for this info

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Music Review: Asher Roth: Asleep In The Bread Aisle


Asher Roth: Asleep InThe Bread Aisle
7/10


He's no Eminem, he's definitely not Vanilla Ice, and he isn't conscious enough to be a part of 3rd Bass, but Pennsylvania born MC Asher Roth has made his mark in creating what could be best described as "rascal rap."

"Asleep In The Bread" aisle makes no qualms about it's subject matter and listening to the first song, the infectious "Lark On My Go-Kart" has Roth name dropping Teddy Rumpkin and exclaiming that his "Mario Kart skills are outrageous." The album is knee deep in marijuana and alcohol fueled fun. "Blunt Cruisin" has Roth and some buddies doing just what the song says ("who got the munchies? I got the dutches"), while they crash into trees. Innocent fun.

Perhaps the most standout track on the album is undoubtedly the eye-opening "As I Em," where Roth speaks on his elephant in the room--the comparison to Eminem. Asher manages to thank Em, and also forsake the naysayers who say he sounds a little too much like him.

Roth will probably always be known for the ballad to education institutions; "I Love College." Asher's close friend and producer Oren Yoel produces this (and most of the album) Weezer sampling ode to women,drinking and parties (but not learning! that's so passe right?).

The problem with "Asleep" is that Roth isn't yet strong enough of an MC to carry an album by himself (listen to him get lyrically eviscerated by Busta Rhymes on "Lion's Roar"). His flow on some songs is sometimes questionable, and the lyrics are above average at best. Asher has a long way to go, but his debut album is at least a step in the right direction, he has the tools to possibly be just as good as the other blonde haired rapper people compare him to.

THATS AWESOME: Tekken 6: Power Is Everything Trailer



Looks great!!

Tekken 6 is scheduled to come out this fall for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3

Eminem: Relapse (Album Cover)



I'm sensing a T.I./Paper Trail vibe. I'm sure im not the only one, but it's kinda cool.

Relapse is in stores May 19th

Rick Ross: In Cold Blood (Video) + Magnificent on Jimmy Fallon (Video)





Black Thought =/ John Legend

Deeper Than Rap is in stores now.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Drake performs @ SUNY





He's about to crush this year. Seems like it yesterday when I posted "Ransom" right here on this very blog when i first started out. I love being right.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Assassin's Creed II Trailer



I liked the first one to an extent. It got to be a little repetitive.

Music Review: Rick Ross: Deeper Than Rap


Rick Ross: Deeper Than Rap
9/10



Miami native Rick Ross has his feet firmly imprinted in the sand, facing a major beef with 50 Cent (the Goliath to his David if Ross tells it) and a possibly street- cred threatening discovery of his past as a Corrections Officer. Ross, who has built his brand under the character of "The Boss", is in a dilemma that most rappers would crumble under--does the person you used to be overshadow what you are capable of doing? What ever the case may be, "Deeper Than Rap" will surely silence those who doubt his musical prowess, and stand as one of the standout albums of 2009.

The album's sound is more in the vein of Brian de Palma's "The Untouchables" than Ross's previous two LP's and this is mostly in part due to super producers J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League who lace the album with some of the most sonically pleasing beats of the last few years. "Maybach Music II" features Kanye West and Lil' Wayne spitting memorable sometimes hilarious (see: Wayne rapping "all black maybach i'm sitting in the a**hole) lines over a beat that sounds like it could be the beginning of an epic symphony, and the Jamaican influenced "Yacht Club" has crossover potential with Ross exclaiming himself as "the fat Tommy Lee."

"Deeper" also shows Ross' lyrical progression as well, as tracks like "Mafia Music" and "Usual Suspects" (which features a seemingly rejuvenated Nas) can attest. Ross even services hit single friendly tunes such as "All I Really Want" (featuring The-Dream) and Lay Back (where Robin Thicke steals the show, doing his best Justin Timberlake impression) impressively.

Opponent 50 Cent isn't spared on tracks such as "In Cold Blood" ("Got about 50 and keep 50 in my pocket) and "Valley of Death" ("you aint a G and unit means together), as Ross outs 50 as a megalomaniac who is essentially breaking the unity in hip hop. Ross is as self depreciating as he is accusatory, shedding his image in order to detail his past ("I'll shovel s***/I'll C.O./just so my family can bow over the meat loaf).

"Deeper Than Rap" is not only one of the best LP's of the year, but it's also a shining example of not counting someone out when he's down. Time will tell if the Boss will gain the credibility he so desperately looks for, but as long as the music is great, who cares?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Gucci Mane + OJ Da Juicemane + So Icey Boys: Shirt Off (Music Video)



A legendary song made more legendary by the Juicemane.

i take my shiirt off and all the hoes stop breathin

Friday, April 17, 2009

Wiz Khalifa: Flight School (Mixtape)




Wiz Khalifa: Flight School (Mixtape)

Ah yes, great week for music

Rick Ross + DJ Semtex Interview + DJ Envy Interview


RICK ROSS INTERVIEW [TALKS ON NYC, 50 CENT, & KANYE WEST from DJ SEMTEX on Vimeo.



Hilarious as always Rick.

Soulja Boy + Gucci Mane + Shawty Lo: Gucci Bandanna (Music Video)

Big Sean: Uknowbigsean (Mixtape)





Big Sean: Uknowbigsean (Mixtape)

Finally released, this is a great week for music (Wiz Khalifa, Ross on tuesday)

You need to stop it now: Porn star Brian Pumper disses Rick Ross



So a couple of years back The Game (was it the game?) released info of Lloyd Banks allegedly being in a porn tape. Then the blame shifted to Ty Lattimore (did we ever confirm this? i dont watch gay porn), then B. Pumper (who bears a resemblance with Banks). So now this Da Vinci Code of a mystery has all gone back to Ross who Pumper thinks he can get his fledgling rap career (by fledgling i mean you have to listen to his godawful songs every time you try and fast forward one of his scenes) by taking shots at the Boss. Taking shots at REAL rappers when you can barely (w)rap a gift? calling him Po Po when you team up with your homeboy to bang a broad? shoot me now. I'd say you only need to watch this for the eye candy and the soul crushing fat man in a bear mask (he couldnt even get the physical parody thing right).

Bun B: I Love College





Bun Beater rips it better than you know who

Bun B: I Love College

BAUCE.



Ad for Kanye + Louis Vuitton (+ Big asses).

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Rick Ross: Crack A Bottle (Music Video)



Deeper Than Rap: 4-21-09

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Curren$y "This Aint No Mixtape" Interview



Curren$y very often speaks, much less showing how long he's been in the game and what he's been through. That being said, this interview is very informative and I respect him for this decision (to leave Young Money)..This Aint No Mixtape...4/21

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Mike Jones + T-Pain: Scandalous Hoes Part II






hell yes, the world NEEDED a part 2 to this gem from his first album which came out like 4 years ago.

Mike Jones is the streets!

eh what's with the people he collaborates with never being in his videos?

EMINEM covers XXL...







These covers are punishing my stomach right now (it comes with a comic book?) , but I will say the art direction is cool. It's just a lil goofy.

an excerpt from the article;

On T.I., Lil Wayne & Hip-Hop

“I stayed up on the music, and obviously I watch TV and saw what was going on. And without naming any name, it just felt like hip-hop was going downhill. And it seemed like kinda fast. You know, in them three years, it was like everybody just cares about the hook and the beat; nobody really cares about substance. But with this new T.I. album, with this new Lil Wayne album of recent, it seems like things are looking a lot better now. You can appreciate Lil Wayne using different words to rhyme and actually rhyming words that you know. Or T.I., where you hear shit and you’re like Whoa, ah, I wish I would have thought of that! You know what I mean? Or you hear all the compound-syllable rhyming and all that. It just seems like now the craft is getting cared about more.”


One thing i do respect about Em is that he is still a fan of the genre, and his comments reflect that. he isnt a bleeding heart "sky is falling" type fan.

The issue hits stands on May 5th

Rick Ross know Pablo Escobar too?



lol nah.

Ross is shooting the video for "All I Really Want" (With Radio KILLAAA The-Dream) in Columbia, in the same house Escobar was killed. deeeppperrrr

You need to stop it now: Fergie sings the national anthem..or does she?




what the fuck was this?

Monday, April 13, 2009

Gorilla Zoe + Rick Ross + Kollosus: What It Is




been lovin this song since early last year, shit still knocks. was the jazz band really needed though? lmao

UGK 4 Life Album Promo



Fans name their favorite UGK song (mine is a tie betweent Murder, Let Me See It and Swishas & Dosha) and Bun B performs for the fans

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Yo Gotti: Sold Out (Music Video)



Cocaine Musik 2 is in stores now.

Music Review: Jadakiss: The Last Kiss


Jadakiss: The Last Kiss
7/10




Raspy voiced MC Jadakiss has a lot to live up to on his third offering "The Last Kiss", his first on Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella records. Jada has gained a following as being the most underrated rapper of the last decade, and this LP is his chance to prove his worth in the game, and besides a couple of setbacks he manages to deliver his strongest work yet.

His signature style of gangster rap mixed with razor sharp lyricism is not lost on tracks like "Pain & Torture" where he offers his opinion of the state of the industry ("I' take the responsibility for bringing it back/They rappin' with hostility, meanin' they whack"), and the dream team collabo with Lil' Wayne on "Death Wish".

"Smoking Gun" has Jada in familiar territory, lyrically approaching a story about an emotionally abused girl while ending every verse with a reference to a gun ("Inside that was crushing her/I got something to discuss with her/I'm coming with the tech/
With the ear holes and the mufflers"). "What If" is like a sequel to his 2004 hit "Why", as he teams with Nas to pose their own intuitive (if not impossible) questions about society.

The album's biggest problem is that it feels bloated. of the 18 tracks there is at least one featured artist and a new producer with a completely different sound. While some collaborations fit excellently (see "Cartel Gathering" with Ghostface Killah & Raekwon), some are "WTF" worthy (who invited OJ Da Juiceman?). The album has no real feel like his other albums have, making it feel like a big budget soundtrack.

"The Last Kiss" has it's ups and downs, but this should finally solidify Jadakiss as a real contender in the ever changing landscape of hip hop.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

THATS AWESOME: Mr. Hudson: There Will be Tears (Music Video)



Directed by Nabil ("Welcome To Heartbreak")

Mr. Hudson is that dude.

I could NEVER beat this game when i was a kid!



FUCK!

Happy Birthday To Me: Cam'ron on Hot 97 yesterday





Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


Cam breaks it down, smh @ Jim.

Also; refer to this site if you want to know what Cam is talking about in Part 1 and Part 2 lmao dude is a genius

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Jadakiss + Diddy + The Lox + Nas on 106th & Park





Jada performs All About The Benjamins w/ Diddy and What If from "The Last Kiss" w/ Nas. Shame i missed this yesterday.

THATS AWESOME: Cease & Desist Orders





I know what you all are wondering...where did the Eminem single go? well kids, I got a fresh Cease & Desist order in my email today, so of course the offensive material was removed. No one cares that I use to post people's singles months before hand, fuck that. Eminem's new (albeit disappointing) single is on Defcon 4 levels of importance. well...enjoy this average video instead. Relapse in stores next month!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Deeper Than Rap: The Short Film (Full)



Executive produced by Rick Ross, directed by Rik Cordero

Young Money: "Every Girl" (Music Video)



Love the song, and the video aint that bad either. Hopefully this Young Money album sees a release, because honestly, the crew is pretty talented.

Cam performs in Ohio



Cam'ron is truly back man, it's a wonderful feeling man. Crime Pays- May 5th.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Kanye West thanks US.


APPRECIATION SHOUT OUT FROM HAWAII from kwest on Vimeo.

these shits are so candid lol.

Eminem Inducts RUN DMC into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame



Wonderful speech.

Air Yeezy: Behind The Hype



Snatched from Rap Radar, speaks on the phenomenon around the Yeezy's and why they are such a big deal.

I didnt get my pair....but I will!

Fat Joe: Cupcakes (Music Video)



ehhhh.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Music Review: UGK: 4 Life


UGK: 4 Life
9.0/10




The past two years have been a roller coaster for the two man team known as the Underground Kingz, better known as UGK. A mix of incredible highs which started with the most influential member, the charismatic and at times lyrically harsh Pimp C, had just been released from a long bid in prison, and their last album released in 2007 was released to fan fare and even more critical success. The ride came to an end with the untimely death of Pimp C in late 2007, putting the group's future in question.

Surviving member Bun B has deemed "4 Life" the final album for the legendary duo, and encompasses all of the work that Pimp finished before his passing. Though he may not be here in spirit, it's clear that the legacy of UGK will still live on through this album.

Pimp C's touch is all over this album, he produced over half the album, with the signature jazz and country meets 808's sound that UGK has been known for since their debut almost 20 years ago. "Still On The Grind" is vintage UGK, and exemplifies the juxtaposition of Bun's breed of street smart tales and Pimp's explicit and rough outlook on life.

The best track on the album would have to be the Ronald Isley assited "The Pimp & The Bun", a smoothed out track that harkens back to their classic "Ridin Dirty" album in it's production and it contains the best definition of their relationship as well (as Pimp C says: "its the bun and the pimp the steak and the shrimp write my name across the sky in the blimp its UGK")

"4 Life" doesn't break the mold or show the duo in a new light, which actually isn't a downfall of this album. It is the quintessential album for the influential group, and I doubt that many die hard fans will be disappointed. Pimp C starts the album eerily stating that he's "in 2009, light years away". Hopefully the legacy of UGK will be around longer than that.

Andy Samberg + Seth Rogen: Like A Boss



*is thankful for his youtube subscription to SNL Shorts*

This is one of the best songs on Incredibad (which is, unsurprisingly one of the best albums of our time) and Seth Rogen being in on it makes it 10000x better.

remember my birthday is on thursday....like a BAUUCE.

KiD CuDi + Common + Kanye: I Poke Her Face




KiD CuDi + Common + Kanye: I Poke Her Face

Yeah, they are flipping Lady GaGa's Pokerface.

Scratches by DJ A-Trak. this shit just woke me up. I know there was a Radio Rip, but this is a CDQ posted by the boss himself. happy sunday. Wrestlemania is tonight. ah yesss. Common KILLT this jank

Saturday, April 4, 2009

This is Jim Jones Documentary (Chapter 4: On Top Of The Roc)



"Retaliation Is a Must"-Jim Jones

Interesting. This episode delves into the tension between Dame, Cam and the Dips and Jay-Z. On one hand I can see why Jay was so scorned, yet when it comes down to it, the Dips had proven themselves as a valuable commodity early after their signing. what's wrong with putting your homies on if they are talented? Shit is also sad because of the rare footage of the Dipset united back in 03-04. Shit's disgusting. Also worth a mention; no up to date interview from Cam (lol)

THATS AWESOME: Triumvir + Capcom: The World Warrior Collection


Triumvir x Capcom Street Fighter: The World Warrior Collection & The Shadaloo Collection from BRANDONUS on Vimeo.
AHHH YES!

The Shadowloo collection was awesome, and this looks to follow the trend. There hasn't been any more information released, but I suggest that if you are a fan of Street Fighter and good clothing then you get on Triumvir's newsletter list. This shit will probably sell out quick like the Shadowloo stuff

The BAUCE talks Nas + "The Usual Suspects"

Friday, April 3, 2009

Jeezy gives a fan a pair of Yeezy's


TheShoeGame.com: Young Jeezy Gives away Air Yeezy's from Patrick Fagan on Vimeo.

The Air Yeezys drop TODAY. (was about to type tomorrow but its 12AM NOW)

Miss Info Presents: Where's Cam'ron Part 3 + Recieves a plaque from XXL



Better late than never, props to my asian crush Miss Info.



Cam receives his (3rd?) plaque from XXL for his recent issue selling out

Late Post: Rick Ross claims he's been bribed to stop dissing G Unit




jokes.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Deeper Than Rap: The Short Film





Directed by Rik Cordero, (seemingly starring &) Executive Produced by Rick Ross himself.

"The seemingly calculated murder of his older brother sends a young man on a path of crime and vengeance when he stumbles upon the killers years later."

Uh...yeah. okay.

Lil' Wayne and CMR suing DJ's?







I wonder if this is an effort by Universal/Cash Money and not just Wayne himself. They seek mroe to gain from him seemingly than the DJs do. The Drama thing is like WHOA, Dedication 3 just dropped months ago. I do be seein FYE sellin the joints for CD prices.

EDIT...The freestyle at the end is very unnecessary.

Young Dro: Dro Rock Diamonds




Young Dro: Dro Rock Diamonds


DRO!

Bun B knows his Jordans



UGK: 4 Life is in stores now

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

KiD CuDi speaks on his relationship with Kanye West

Lil' Wayne Covers Rolling Stone



This Lil' Wayne rock shit is serious

Grand Hustle is lookin strong


Grand Hustle Source Photoshoot from Urban News Network on Vimeo.

Grand Hustle shooting for the cover of the Source.

DRO, KILLER MIKE, ALFAMEGA, B.O.B., 8BALL & MJG, oh yeah and Yung LA.

THATS AWESOME: Metal Gear Solid April Fool's 2009



Peep the Col. Campbell! LMAO

Cam'ron: "Crime Pays" Album Cover





Spotted @ Miss Info.tv

From her twitter:

this Cam'ron Crime Pays album cover is more subtle than expected. (imagined him shoveling crack @ Robert Taylor Homes)


So true.


happy april fools niggas, KILLA!

Monday, March 30, 2009

UGK: Game Been Good To Me (Video)



4 Life is in stores tomorrow, it's awesome.

Music Review: Jim Jones: Pray IV Reign


Jim Jones: Pray IV Reign
6/10


Ex-Diplomats hypeman and tough talker, Jim Jones has done seemingly the impossible. He's come from under his boss and mentor and managed to carve his own niche, parlaying the fate of similar "right hand man" artist failures. However with all of his accomplishments, his 4th album "Pray IV Reign" is ultimately a disappointing album that does little to show his growth.

"Reign" is a bit heavier on the more mainstream side than the thug posturing of his earlier efforts, but Jim is more comfortable in this spot. "Pop Champagne" has run the charts for a while with its infectious hook and braggadocios claims of wealth, and the Ryan Leslie assisted "Precious" is strictly for the females and is classy without being corny.

Jones waxes nostalgic on tracks like "My, My, My" dedicated to slain rapper Stack Bundles, and "Let It Out", two of the strongest tracks on the disc, that will honestly surprise the most jaded Jim Jones nonbeliever.

While Jones' strength has never been his lyrical delivery, he usually has great production on his albums. "Reign" has half-baked and derivative production by Chink Santana and Ron Brownz (who should really know better). "How To Be A Boss" features Ludacris and Busta Rhymes over a Swizz Beatz soundalike track created by Brownz, "Frenemies" is ripped straight from Jay-Z's "A Week Ago" (Jay is ironically Jones' enemy on wax). The biggest offender of the album is the juvenile "Medicine" which manages to rip off (surprise surprise) "Jigga What, Jigga Who", and be lyrically terrible as well.

"Reign" sounds like an extended Byrdgang album, bookmarked by the many appearances by the (unimpressive) group on the album. "Reign" had good intentions, but maybe next time Jim should Pray for a more cohesive album.

What Are These Words? Max B & French speak on Jim Jones' "Frenemies"



chrissy touched it in miami too.

Rick Ross previews "Usual Suspects"



sounds crazy

THATS AWESOME: Zangief Throw Exhibition Video



This should have been named HOLY FUCK, but its awesome nonetheless.

if u get a chance, check out the Dogface show, for all my fighting game enthusiasts!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Keri Hilson + Lil' Wayne: Turnin Me On (Live)



Wayne been on Kimmel like 100 times in the last 6 months it seems (i dont watch it, i wouldnt know)

Keri still lookin fine as usual
 

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