In an interview with XXL magazine recently, 50 Cent discussed the rap careers of G-Unit members Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo who left the Interscope record label a short time ago. “[People wonder], how do you fall out of the public eye? Because you don’t have any material that’s being marketed and promoted,” 50 explained. “Interscope is a system that’s in a different space…they got rid of sixty percent of their staff. But we’ll put [Banks and Yayo’s]… Continue
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After a nine-year wait, Oakland hip-hop group Souls of Mischief has released its fourth CD.
Since "Trilogy: Conflict, Climax, Resolution" came out in 2000, three of the four members have released solo albums, all four have released mix tapes, and they have toured extensively as a group and as solo artists.
The group is also part of a larger collective called Hieroglyphics, known for its three-eyed, straight-lipped face logo.… Continue
Added by The Sesh on December 9, 2009 at 1:32am —
Cash Money millionaire Birdman discussed his new bread winner, Drake, and compared him to his main bread winner Lil Wayne. Baby says that Drake is undeniably a star, but has a long way to go before he reaches Weezy’s “best rapper alive” status, saying:
“Drake is already a superstar. That’s 20 years from now. Hopefully, he’ll be bigger. That’s what we’re striving for. We ain’t tripping. We’re working hard for him to be bigger than anyone else. We… Continue
Added by The Sesh on December 9, 2009 at 1:20am —
Since the early '90s, R.A. The Rugged Man (f/k/a Crustified Dibbs) has been recording dense Rap lyricism paired with top-notch production. Whereas the Long Island emcee's first release, Die Rugged Man, Die was all new material, October's Legendary Classics Volume 1 officially released material dating back as far as 15 years. In a conversation this week with HipHopDX, R.A. explained, "Even the people who have heard the songs, have never heard [them]… Continue
Added by The Sesh on December 6, 2009 at 10:00pm —
50 Cent recently took more shots towards Jay-Z, saying more about how he disagrees with his business practices. 50 has been taking shots at Jay as of late and this has allowed speculation regarding Beanie Sigel joining G-Unit to grow. He also adds that Jay-Z made him not shoot his videos with Freeway.
"I think he completely has his best interests in mind," 50 told Rolling Stone. "When you commit to working with other artists -- I have to be passionate about it. Of course, you want to… Continue
Added by The Sesh on December 5, 2009 at 1:10am —
DOWNLOAD "Smoke DZA - Substance Abuse"
01. Intro (ft. June Summers)
02. Watch Me [prod. The Heatmakerz]
03. I Like Dreaming (ft. C-Zo)
04. Marijuana Kills Skit
05. Highway (ft. Devin the Dude & Eddie B) [prod. Rob Holiday]
06. Divine Music
07. Brownies Skit
08. Substance Abuse (ft.… Continue
Added by The Sesh on December 3, 2009 at 11:00am —
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Download "Angels Remix" featuring Lupe Fiasco
First, Diddy formed an R&B group with two girls with short hair. Then, he used autotune, a good song-writer, and a Jay-Z instrumental ("Where I'm From") to make this track, "Angels". Then, he got Lupe to do the remix. Lupe Fiasco is one of the few rappers that can take a shitty song and turn it into an impressive remix. Listen to this… Continue
Added by The Sesh on November 26, 2009 at 12:38am —
Joel Ortiz: "Hello Brooklyn Freestyle" Download it here
, and tell a friend. Shit is crazy.
Added by The Sesh on November 26, 2009 at 12:09am —
Los Angeles' Beat Club is the latest in a line of venues that claim MF DOOM sent an imposter to perform in his stead.
“It’s hard to see here but you can catch glimpses of him." Explained a concert viewer who posted a video of the perfomance (shown below). "It was obvious that he was an imposter since he never once laid his hand on a microphone and just played his new tracks on a laptop.”
When asked for comment by… Continue
Added by Avril The Intern on November 25, 2009 at 9:45pm —
Vengeful former Roc-a-Fella artist Beanie Sigel is receiving public support from fellow Philly native and boxing legend Bernard Hopkins, who verified the rumored police incident that ignited the Jay-Z/Beanie Sigel feud.
The former middleweight and light-heavyweight champion revealed in an exclusive appearance on AllHipHop Radio’s Eric B. & Friends Morning Show yesterday (November 23).
According to… Continue
Added by The Sesh on November 25, 2009 at 10:30am —
Couple weeks ago, we interviewed Rick Envy, A. Blizzy and Beanie da Great, the three rappers known as Millenium Music Group (MMG). Hear the interview and three of their tracks after the hip-hop news segment (9/28 podcast). Check out their myspace to hear more music by the group. And don't forget to tell a… Continue
Added by The Sesh on November 25, 2009 at 1:30am —
Busta Rhymes, who has had fans patiently waiting for his new album, has decided to drop The Chemo. In an interview with Billboard.com, the emcee spoke on the album, the title, and why the industry may need his help to recover.
"I called the album 'The Chemo' because it seems like the industry and music overall is dying slowly," he said. "The cancer that's stricken the business is killing the music, not only from a business… Continue
Added by The Sesh on November 25, 2009 at 1:30am —
Lupe Fiasco's new album was supposed to be his last. After all, he left his previous effort by saying he had "one more to go, L.U.P.End." Now, it seems there's a lot more coming from Fiasco and he recently spoke about this in an interview with MTV.
After being left off the network's "Hottest" list, Lupe noted that he was out to prove a point.
"The last six months, it's been like, 'I gotta really, really go out… Continue
Added by The Sesh on November 24, 2009 at 5:00pm —
50 Cent and Eminem have mad love for each other—in fact 50 has Eminem to thank for getting his career off the ground. The two performed on stage last night for the AMAs, and the crowd went wild.
But one person who wasn’t feeling the love was Jay Z, who was sitting in the audience during “Crack a Bottle” and Drake’s “Forever,” which Em also sings on.
A Hollyscoop spy sitting right near Jay in the audience… Continue
Added by The Sesh on November 23, 2009 at 6:30pm —
Buying a pair of gloves for the winter: $19.99.
Owning Michael Jackson's infamous moonwalk glove: $350,000 plus tax.
Not quite priceless.
The King of Pop's rhinestone-studded white glove fetched that whopping price at a New York auction on Saturday.
The iconic accessory became the late star's signature after he wore it while moonwalking through "Billie Jean" at Motown's 25th anniversary TV special in 1983.
So who was the… Continue
Added by The Sesh on November 23, 2009 at 6:27pm —
“It's amazing how when I get around n*ggas, it's all good, when I leave, n*ggas do all their secret talking.”
The second return of Harlem rapper Mase has been one that has baffled fans and artists alike as the former Bad Boy artist has changed his skin on many occasions from rapper to pastor to rapper as if he was on the fence in terms of which lifestyle he preferred to embrace.
Since his second arrival, he has squashed his beef with… Continue
Added by The Sesh on November 23, 2009 at 6:22pm —
New mixtape from Ca$his, presented by DJ Woogie and the good folks at Shadyville. Ca$h brings the realness and illness, like usual, with guest… Continue
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