Jan 31, 2009
Jan 30, 2009
Rhymefest posted the following on his Myspace explaining the diss track he released called "Supersonic (Chucky Cheese)" going at Charles Hamilton. You can download the track below.
First of all, this whole thing between me and Chucky Cheese began last Halloween when I invited him on stage to a cipher for a show at Madison College where he was my opening act. He grabs the mic, turns to me and challenges me to a battle in front of my fans.
Then his guys come on stage with cameras trying to get a YouTube moment or something. He obviously didn't understand the dynamite he was playing with. Long story short, I humiliated him.
Even though I KNEW at this point those tapes would NOT be released, y'all know me. No need to ruin his career so early. So to show that there were no hard feelings, I reached out to him the next day and asked if he would like to be on my El Che Manual mixtape. This offer was out of sheer 'damn, Rhymefest is a cool ass nigganess'. However, he declined. No hard feelings!
THEN...I see a video of him ethering himself, saying how him losing to me somehow equates him to Eminem. (Sidebar: Charles, I know Eminem. Trust me, you are NO Eminem). STILL I chilled.
Let's fast forward to SOB's. I was actually there to support my man Scram Jones and his group Two Face. I waited around for Chuck to grace the stage so I could see what was really up. The crowd had thinned out because they were there to see the earlier act. About 40 people were left in the venue, and I'm like WTF? Chucky comes on telling us all how he just left LA and the wonderful weather, and how New York sucks. I'm like OK...get to the raps nigga. He runs through about two songs before I start hearing light boos and seeing thumbs down from at least 15 of the 40 people in the crowd. This is NEW YORK nigga!! You can't hold your own city down?? I'm like man this shit is wack so I head for the door.
No sooner than I left, I'm getting calls that he had my name in his mouth YET AGAIN!! As he was losing to another battle proven artist, he has the audacity to imply that he beat ME and now he's going to beat Serius Jones! "Two old ass niggas that wanna come back and battle". So as you can see, I'm not picking on Charles for no reason.
Charles just fucked with the wrong nigga.
By the way, Charles Hamilton just called me and tried to lightweight threaten me that I didn't want to take it to the streets. Huh?
EL Che coming soon!
Check out this new artist with Slip-N-Slide Records named Shonie, who has her new single called "Cant Let Go" featuring Fabolous. Our friends at Slip=N-Slide hooked up the single for download, so check it out below.
Jan 29, 2009
Jan 28, 2009
Superstar LV Feat Akon "Dreamer"
Set 2 Feat Tona "Everybody Know Me"
1.50 Cent - I Get It In
2.Pr1me Ft. Butch Cassidy - Who Wanna
3.Knocturnal - Ya Boy’s Back
4.Dae One,Dem Jointz & Terrace Martin - Serious Bizness
5.The Dope Enemy Ft. Shade Sheist & TQ - Private Club
6.Lil Rob - Bang Bang Boogie
7.Phene Ft. Akon - Dreamer
8.Cutloose Scratch Intro
9.Statik Selektah Ft. Termanology & Lil Fame - Thugathon
10.Beatnuts - Duck Season
11.Royce Da 5′9 Ft. Cash Brown - Double Homicide
12.Nore Ft. Busta Rhymes & Ron Brownz - Rotate
13.EPMD Ft. Redman - Yo
14.Pete Rock Ft. Redman & LD - Best Believe
15.Swagg Surfin - F.LY.
16. Shawty Lo ft.Gucci Mane- Dope Boy Knot
17.Oj Da Jucieman Ft. Gucci Mane - Half A Brick
18.LoFat Ft. Rocko & Young LA - Walk It to the Bank
19.J-Money Ft. Shop Boyz & Young LA - Dis How We Play With Meanie
DJ Poppa Hatz
20.Dohsia & Young Prez - No Games
21.Donnie Cross - Showout
22.South Squad - Trunk Bully
23.Dohsia & Young Prez - Dat Glow Remix
24.Kanden T Ft. Charles Reed - Bust It Baby
Jan 27, 2009
Jan 26, 2009
Check out this video from Tek from Smif N Wessun called "Spread My Wings" from his mixtape "U.G.P. (Underground Prince).
Jan 25, 2009
Here's a new track from Wrongkind featuring San Diego's own Mitchy Slick called "He'll Shoot" off Wrongkind's album "Yellow Tape".
Jan 24, 2009
Jan 23, 2009
Is it really that big of a deal? I don't think so....
Jan 22, 2009
Jan 21, 2009
Labels: Young Hootie
1. No Intro
2. Chunk Yo Hood Up ft. Mitchy Slick
4. Hood Day
5. On Point
6. U Aint Street - ft. El Dorado Red
7. Go Brazy ft. Jay Man 3
8. The Introduction
9. West Niggaz - Jay Man 3
10. Throw Ya Sets Up ft. 211
11. PSA ft. Problem
12. YG Unkut
13. One Soo Whoop ft. A-Wax & Bandana
14. Wont Stop Being A Blood ft. Jay Rock, Mitchy Slick, Sean Deez etc.
15. So Hard
Jan 20, 2009
Jan 19, 2009
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Jan 16, 2009
Labels: Slim Thug
Here is the the video from Slim Thug called "I Run" off his new album "Boss Of All Bosses" which will be in stores March 24th. The track is produced by Jim Jonsin who also produced Lil Wayne's "Lollipop".
According to Ballerstatus.com, Bishop Lamont and X.O. from Blackwallstreet were involved in a altercation at Jim Jones concert in LA. According to the websites sources, X.O. left the club bruised and bloodied. Several media sources were there, so we could expect video of the altercation soon.
Jan 15, 2009
Labels: Random Stuff
Check out this edible Gummy Bear Chandelier! The whole thing isn't edible but is a lot cheaper to make then buying a new one (plus you will get more shock value).
Jan 14, 2009
Jan 13, 2009
Labels: Bizzy Bone
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony member Bizzy Bone has been identified as the man who was beaten and robbed at a Los Angeles hotel last week, allegedly by an employee of an anti-gang organization.
While returning to his room at the Universal Hilton on January 5, Bizzy (born Byron McCane) was confronted by several people who beat and choked him before stealing his jewelry, according to the Los Angeles Times.
On Friday, Los Angeles police arrested Marlo "Bow Wow" Jones, 30, a contract worker for the anti-gang organization Unite One, which does work for L.A. Bridges II gang-intervention program. Law-enforcement officials told the paper they are still seeking other male and female suspects in the case.
Jones is being held on $1.1 million bail. An official at Unity One told the paper that he was terminated from his contract but that he could possibly be rehired if cleared in connection with the case.
The Unity One program was founded after the 1992 Los Angeles riots by former gang member-turned-peacekeeper Darren "Bo" Taylor, who died in August.
Bizzy is an original member of the Cleveland rap crew best known for their intricate double-time flow and for being mentored by late N.W.A. member Eazy-E. Bizzy was kicked out of the group in 2003 for frequently missing shows and public appearances. He was not involved in sessions for their 2007 album, Strength and Loyalty, but he is rumored to be working on a reunion album with the rest of the group — including long-missing member Flesh-n-Bone, who finished an 11-year stint behind bars last year.
By Gil Kaufman of MTV.com
Jan 12, 2009
Check out this new Jim Jones video from Dj Scoo Doo's "The Three Amigos" DVD.
Check out this new album that Tyga & Clinton Sparks dropped for FREE on his myspace. You can download it right below.
Tyga And Clinton Sparks Presents: "The Free Album"
Jan 11, 2009
Jan 10, 2009
Jan 9, 2009
I cant wait till this album drops, its been awhile since we had a Jada album. Check out the cover below.
Labels: 40 Glocc
This cop basically tells 40 Glocc to turn off his phone and not record him, there's a reason why people record police officers because if we didn't, the Oakland shooting incident (See Video 2) would have been just swept under the rug like nothing happened.
Jan 8, 2009
These 2 crazy guys take there long boards and go cruising down a hill at insane speeeds while just dodging traffic.
Jan 7, 2009
Check out this remix from Mart85 called "Best Rapper Alive" featuring Jay-Z And Eminem. Its pretty sick.
Jan 6, 2009
This Religious TV host gets pranked live on the air by a heckler, its a little long, but I couldn't stop laughing.
Here's a new video from 40 Glocc off his mixtape "I Am Legend" called "ZooLife" featuring Tip Toe, Village Boo and Yacc.
Jan 5, 2009
Check out this new track from D-12 called "Fuhg U". Hopefully we can get an album out from the group soon. There fist album "Devil's Night" is one of my favorites.
Here's a new single from 50 Cent called "I Get It In" produced by Dr.Dre off his new album "Before I Self Destruct". I was expecting more, but see what you think.
Labels: Sticky Fingaz
Here is the new single from Sticky Fingaz from Onyx called "No Swagga" off his upcoming album "StickyFingz.com"
Jan 4, 2009
Labels: Ras Kass
Hey Young World,
(actually, half the rap games name is "Yung" nowadays. lol)
What up everybody! Happy New Years, I hope your 2009 (and especially mine) is better than 2008!! God willing...
Well, with the year winding down we get to the inevitable list of lists: you know, from NewsWeek to Entertainment Weekly, the lists of top this, and top that... countdowns; all of the lists -essentially opinions- but for the most of them given some degree of legitimacy becuz they were compiled by "experts" in their perspective medium/field. And now, with the culmination of the Entertainment Industries "Top" list; the Academy Awards, I'm reminded of the age old debate (argument really) held in barbershops around the world; Raps search for the elusive and exclusive [b]GOAT[/b]!
Now when I mention GOAT, the fact is that its arguably impossible to pick just one, single MC but just the process people use to the Top 20 names on a list of of prospective GOATS is what..pun intended, gets my goat. lol
For starters, rappers are one of the only groups in the Entertainment Industry (American job force really) who have no Union or Guild. Thus, they are easily pit against one another by labels, lawyers, etc... and have no unified voice. Which means, unlike the movie Industry (Actors/Actresses) we have no way to gauge who our "peers" and contemporaries regard as doing exemplary work. The result is Validation by Soundscan which is actually a contradiction in terms; compared to an Academy Awards who merits "greatness" and is peer driven, a Grammy is based on consumers, not "experts" and more akin to a Peoples Choice Award. Hardly as exclusive and of aesthetic value. (No Disrespect)
Academy award (best actor, best actress, best movie) winners actually tend to be under-performers at the box office. The same way alot of the more avante garde/creative/lyrical hip hop albums tend to be relegated to the "underground." Whic was fine apparently in the beginning..remeber Q-Tip, "rap is not pop, if you call it that stop"? Everybody from NWA to De La Soul stressed not "selling out."
Unfortunately, once some of our more outstanding (lyrical) MC's also achieved commercial success they became a little hypocritical,and set the bar ridiculously high saying " You're not great if you dont sell 5 million albums like I did" But these same people were given "great" status [b]before[/b] they hadplatinum albums based soley on thier talent. But we all fell for it, and somewhere down the line weve found out that weve lost our way..
There are many awards shows in rap. Each with its own agenda, politics, and bias: Source Awards (remember Benzino?) XXL (remember the Eminem beef), Ozone (southern-centric) BET (ditto) Grammy's (RIAA) etc... but no one, true quintessential show that fairly covers the full spectrum and diversity of hip hop. Id love to be at the award show where JayZ gives a rookie of the year award to Elzhi or Nelly giving out a "Lifetime Achievment Award" to the family of Marlon Brando (RIP) of the Sporty Thievez (who in my opinion is the greatest true hero of hip hop, every major rap magazine dropped the ball and continue to drop it with his passing. Sorry, he wasnt "HOT", shameful)
So what is the criteria for judging the GOAT? I mean, at some point you do have to assimilate commercial success based on the social impact and relevance a rapper has. But is it long term or fleeting? Kwame had gang members rockin polka dots! Deadass.. But that was so ephemeral. (Again, no disrespect) Wheras, the impact of Tupac Shakur can still be registered today; you saw Pac in his contemporaries from DMX, Ja Rule to newer artists like Plies. JayZ has a legitimate claim, " Jigga held it down for six summers....damn" He garnered the respect of his peers lyrically, polarized the streets and move the units to become a mogul. Eminem has the legs to stand on too in sheer units sold per album - the boy did diamond (10 million) 3 out of 4 albums! He who coined the term of course, LL: 13 Albums! He made Def Jam. "Im Bad!"
And again, thats where record sales being the premise to judge relevance or importance is a crock of shit. If we calim for GOAThood based strictly on that, then you have to automatically put these rappers in your top 20 List:
again no disrespect but it underscores how outlandish records sales are for induction into HIP HOP HALL OF FLAME. Not discounting sales totally, you do have to get in the league to play in the ALL STAR GAME.lol
So Id go as far as to try to name judging criteria for the HALL OF FLAME to eventually determining the GOAT.
2. Volume of Work (or lack of it)
3. Song/Album Concepts
6. Live Performance
7. Style/ Delivery
8. Freestyle Ability
9. Guest Appearances (Murk Outs)
10. Peer Impact/ Relevance
11. Club/Street "Bangers"
1. Charisma (Swagger)
2. Mogul Moves (upward mobility)
3. Consumer (social impact)
( I encourage you to add or amend these criteria in your comments as you see fit.)
I think 10 is very important – you cant be the greatest if you get bodied on your own songs.
I hope I have created a dialogue with a sensible foundation. Have a Happy New Year!
In a quest to find the Goat Id like to submit applicants for the Hall of Flame.
Hall of Flame:
LL Cool J Rakim KRS1 ScarFace Big Daddy Kane Biggie Tupac Special Ed Kool G Rap Nas Big Punisher Big L Mc Shan JazO JayZ GZA Buckshot Mos Def Talib Kweli Jadakiss Styles P Juelz Santana Ice Cube Ludacris TI Eminem DOC Common Skills Ras Kass Malice (Clipse) Llyod Banks Keith Murray Canibus Kurupt Killah Priest Andre 3000 Twista Pharoah Monch Redman Jayo Felony Raekwon Ghostface Busta Rhymes Fabolous Yukmouth Crooked I OC BlackThought Tray Deee BG Joe Buddens Royce59 Cassidy Slick Rick ChinoXL Planet Asia, Lupe Fiasco Lil Wayne
(No Disrespect, there are many dope rappers who I just don't consider lyricists. There is a difference)
Run DMC EPMD Smiff and Wessun The Lox Outkast Onyx Public Enemy Dogg Pound Pete Rock & CL Smooth Ultramagnetic MCs Brand Nubian ATCQ Clipse Whodini UGK Gangstarr NWA Camp Lo Dead Prez De la Soul Cypress Hill
Queen Latifah MC Lyte Lauren Hill Shawnna
-Taken from Ras Kass Myspace Blog: The Goat
This story came out a couple years ago, in which a high school football player Kevin Hart announced that he received a scholarship to play for the University of California, but later to find out, that he was just telling a lie.
Here's Bow Wow's first single off his upcoming album "New Jack City Pt.2" dropping in March. This track is called "Roc Da Mic" featuring Jermaine Dupri.