First and foremost, in response to the commenters who failed to look past the sarcasm and cynical "tone" I used when suggesting the NY Daily News writer had help with his article, I find it funny that many of these so-called New Yorkers don't know that the Daily News never has their facts straight when it comes to hip-hop, or anyone or thing related to this genre of music. If they would have read the entire article with the link provided--not just the quotes I posted-- then they would be surprised--knowing what there is to know about the Daily News-- that this person had every event down in chronological order whether it was "exclusive" or not...something you cannot accomplish with a quick search of a Google button. But many of these bird b*tches wouldn't really know that, yet they swear they already knew about half of the events that were mentioned in the article.
Really. Stop it.
Jadakiss did an interview with 102 Jams in Greensboro, NC with Big Mo. In the process, he called 50 a corn, and revealed that he would be siging on with Jay-Z:
Big Mo: Are yall and G-Unit, 50 Cent still beefin or that's dead now that's over?
Jadakiss: We was never beefin. He just needed something... he just needed somebody to talk about for his new album. And who else better than the god MC?
Big Mo: Yeah he's good for that. Now he's talking about Lil Wayne and Kanye...
Jadakiss: ...yeah it's getting corny. If you just follow what he's doing whenever he drops an album, it's getting corny. He just make hot music and that's it...
...Lox album coming out October. Or either Kiss album coming October then followed by the Lox album... So we got a new deal we about to do. With Jay-Z. You gonna hear about it next week though... Nah but we about to do a deal with the big homie. It's real life you hearing it from the horse's mouth.[END]
Wow. That's what it is. But isn't Hov rumored to be leaving Def for Columbia?
Whatever the situation, L Boogie ripped the interview straight from the horses mouth.
No disrespect, 'cause Rakim is "the lyrical one" and all that, but "King Heron"? I guess. Peep:
Considered by many to be one of the greatest hip-hop artists to ever pick up a microphone, Rakim has announced plans to perform next month under as his new alter-ego King Heron, on August 5th.
"In the spirit of MF Doom and Kool Keith, Rakim is now performing under the new name King Heron," LiveNDirect owner Peter Oasis confirmed to SOHH.
"Rakim will be performing under his new moniker at an Aug. 5th Highline Ballroom show headlined by DJ Z-Trip which will also feature appearances by Gift of Gab, Aceyalone and DJ Phoreyz."
I mean, he's a legend. He can do whatever he wants. But what does this prove? Not to call it a publicity stunt, but this seems like a good way to get people to keep him in conversation. Really though, I can't call it.
T.I is about the only dude from the South that I can stand. I even f*cks with "Big Sh*t Poppin." But um, this sh*t right here? Come on, man. Let's not put our foot in our mouths so much.
MTV ranked Jim Jones number ten (wow) in their list of the hottest rappers in the game, and T.I cosigned, saying:
"Jim got his swag together this year. He really popped himself off. He's [a hustler] like Jeezy â€" when people first started hearing about Jeezy, it wasn't for rapping. I think Jim gets the same ... that goes with street cred. Street cred and swagger. That's why I feel he should be high up on the list."
Maybe Jimmy has some street cred in the South, because he borrowed half of his wardrobe from Weezy and what not, but in the East Coast, the only credibility he has is... very little. The only respect the Dips get in NYC is Uptown. Other than that... negro please do your research before you start speaking on behalf of the entire New York City.
And for the record, Jeezy is a clown. GTFOH. Okay... maybe I should take that back for the eye-sensitive.