October 2008 Archives
According to sources, Q-Tip dropped a familiar line at the CMJ Music Marathon last week:
"The appetite for music is bigger than it ever has been, but hip-hop will never go back to the way it was. Maybe it'll morph into something else."
AKA "Hip-hop is dead."
And his claims are valid. But as you can see, old. Two years old, as a matter of fact.
I don't know which song was actually made first, but this song-- particularly the hook-- sounds just like "Pop Champagne." And there is absolutely nothing special about the production of this track. Matter of fact, this track sounds familiar to one I've heard before. And no it's not the vocoder. I don't understand what all the hype with Ron Browz producing the joint is all about. It's not that big of a deal.
AHAHHAHAHA! This is hilarious. Not only does MIMS sound worse "freestyling" than when he's rapping his one little stupid song, but this one-hit wonder cornball is talking about album sales, people "citing" him, and some other egotistical sh*t that he has no business rapping about. Aside from that, they put this dude next to Joel Ortiz. That's a joke within itself.
After going on a haitus that lasted a little too long, one of Brooklyn's most super lyrical MCs, known to many as Mos Def, is finally back in action. And although he's selling himself short by most likely only releasing his album exclusively on iTunes, it's fair to say that any material from Mos is much needed. At least in the eyes of his fans.
Check out the snippet of the "lead" single for Mos' digital album The Ecstatic, which is slated for iTunes release on Election Day, November 4th:
So, LL finally realized that it wasn't Hov, but the fallen walls that once upheld Def Jam that left his album on the low end of SoundScan. The video below was directed by himself and Ron Lakis...and cost no money.
Styles P is back with Phantom Gangster Chronicles, Volume 1, which is a CD/DVD combo set to drop next month. Peep the trailer below:
Kinda late with the post, but I was asked to post the video and kept getting the messages late thanks to good ol Gmail. I wanted to speak on this anyways.
Q-Tip's Rik Cordero-directed video for "Move" takes us back to the good ole days of Michael Jackson, when he was obviously messing with the knife, but still looked normal. And ... black.
Damn fam. Not only is Jim Jones still running his mouth like the character he is, but he's also become over-the-top arrogant-- more than what I thought was possible-- in recent weeks.
DJ Kay Slay AKA Kay Slayed AKA Slap Your Favorite DJ took a real slap in the face on Thursday (October 9) night when he played a phony dis record -- obliviously. And then ran it back a few times, excitedly yelling things like: "THE PHONE LINES ARE BLOWING UP!" "THEY KEEP REQUESTING TO HEAR IT AGAIN!" and "I GUESS IMA HAVE TO GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT!!!" Boy was he excited to have his hands on a BRAND NEW, EXCLUSIVE DIS TRACK FROM THE BOY HOVITO! He sounded like a kid in a candy store...little did he know...
Say word! No more corny covers with coons and cheesing from ear to ear with their grillz all over the front page. No more extremely LATE promo covers-- such as putting T.I on the cover two months after he released his album. And no more complete randomness, such as putting Akon on the front page for no apparent reason. All of this happened last year.
WOW! I can't believe what I'm seeing. The folks over at Def Jam actually let Nas make -- and release-- another video. At least on the internet.
2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G.,
Jay-Z, and ... Eminem? According to the results of a recent poll, it's not Hovie, but Marshall Mathers, that pulled in the most votes for the Best Rapper Alive. And who's fault is that? Hov's.
Written By SOHH Reckless
This is something that just recently occurred to me: Bill O'Reilly loves hip-hop. Every time I turn around, this dude has some rapper's name in his mouth. I thought it was because he was just racist, but he never talks about anyone else besides who's doing or saying what in the rap genre.
Oh boy. Here we go again!
This joint, called "Touch and Go," isn't anything to talk about. It's very reminiscent of the song "Fire" from Joe's first album, which makes me yawn.
Uhhh, sure. I guess "3-headed" is an appropriate title for Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Curtis: they've all shared the misfortune of losing their touch.