Kanye Pays Homage to Nas, Andre 3000, and More; Goes In On Haters

6 08 2008

Footage from the amazing Glow in The Dark Tour in Madison Square Garden. Mr. West ended his show venting about his inspirations, the current state of hip hop, and the criticism he’s received since he’s been in the game. Peep the vid below.

Rock The Bells 2008: Interviews, Freestyles & Footage!

6 08 2008

To add to the hype for Saturday’s Rock The Bells Tour, here’s a couple of videos with interviews from God MC Rakim, De La Soul, newcomer Jay Electronica, and more.

Rakim Interview w/ Green Lantern

De La Soul Interview w/ Green Lantern

Jay Electronica – Freestyle & Interview w/ Dj Green Lantern

Supernatural Freestyle

50 Speaks About Detox

6 08 2008

50 Cent spoke to MTV News recently about the most highly anticipated album for the past couple of years, Dre’s third and final album Detox. While Detox has been in the works for over four years now, 50 had this to say about the project, “I recorded material with Dr. Dre for the Detox”. “It’s great. I want it back. I want the records back,” joked Fif. 50 also stated that he would like the unreleased material Dre produced. “He has the music. It’s right there in the computer. I stop by [his studio] every time and get something that adds something significant to my project each time [I’m about to put a record out]. And I spend three or four days there. To me, he’s the best producer in the game.
“When I walk in the studio, I record the first [beat] that comes on regardless if I think it’s a hit record or not,” 50 added on. “We get in work mode, get comfortable and go through the material that’s in the computer. Dre always has hit records. Sometimes, artists that need producers, they need someone to create a direction for them musically. I need the jewels he’s just got laying around. He don’t gotta tell me what to do with it. All he has to do is say, ‘Track six.’ Or, ‘Go to track eight.’ He’ll have hits playing there. You just have to get in and get them.”
It’s 50’s guess – just as it is anyone else’s – as to when Dre will finally deem the album ready for release. “Hopefully he’ll get it done and put it out,” he said. “I’m waiting for the Detox. All I can say is, Dr. Dre is the best producer in my eyes. Just the consistency over the years. … He knows what he wants. He’s such a perfectionist that it becomes difficult for him to put it out.”

As of today, Dre said he is aiming for a November or December release (check The Stash for the blog on Detox), but only time will tell.

Dope or Nope 8/5: New Young Jeezy Single

6 08 2008

Young Jeezy – Crazy World
Second single off of the upcoming Recession album. On “Crazy World”, Jeezy drops lines about how he feels about laws, the government, and George Bush. Joint sounds coo, click the link below to listen and/or download. Read the rest of this entry »