Dope or Nope 8/25: More Jeezy & 88 Keys feat. Kanye West

26 08 2008

Young Jeezy – Circulate


Okay, so I’m a fan now. This “Circulate” joint is hot and it has a smooth sampled beat provided by Don Cannon (the same producer who brought you “Go Crazy”). About half of the album has leaked and so far so good.
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R.I.P. Aaliyah (1979-2001)

25 08 2008

It’s been 7 years ago since Aaliyah passed. Still a sad story considering she was so young, beautiful, and she was still growing in her career. She will forever be missed.





Album Review: The Game – L.A.X.

25 08 2008


4/5

In the early 2000’s, G-Unit achieved success as a crew by dominating the mixtape and mainstream scene, and appealing to all regions on the map. For the East they had 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, and Yayo; the South had Young Buck, and the West had The Game. The success of his fellow G-Unit members helped introduce The Game to the world with his debut LP The Documentary. With two mainstream 50 Cent assisted singles (three if you include “Westside Story”), The Documentary received positive recognition and has sold over two million units. Shortly after, 50 Cent and The Game fell out resulting in The Game’s departure and a claim from 50 Cent stating that he wrote a majority of the album.

Over a year and numerous diss songs later, The Game had to show that he can make it by himself with his post-G-Unit album, Doctor’s Advocate. While Doctor’s Advocate was a near platinum album, The Game proved he possesses the skills to make a high quality album without G-Units support, show growth and consistency.

Now that The Game is a respected name in hip hop, he is back with his third release L.A.X. (abbreviated for Life and Times).
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Girls, Girls, Girls: Chick of the Week – 8/25: Kim Kardashian

25 08 2008

Before putting out the sex tape with Ray J and excelling her fame, Kim Kardashian was a socialite well known for her beauty and her backside. This curvy armenian beauty made a name for herself and has had her own reality show, dvd’s and a slew of media appearances. Speaking of which, here’s her appearance in Disaster Movie (which truly does looks like a disaster), with her wrestling with the sexy Carmen Electra.

The clip reminded me of how bangin Kim Kardashian is making her the chick of the week.
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Mixtape Madness: T-Pain – Pree Ringz Mixtape

24 08 2008


T-Pain drops the prequel to his upcoming album Three Ringz titled “Pree Ringz“. Three Ringz is expected to drop Oct. 28th and his current single “Cant Believe It” with Lil Wayne has been getting heavy airplay. Click the link below to download Pree Ringz.





Dope or Nope 8/23: New T.I. feat. Jay-z, Kanye West, & Lil’ Wayne!

23 08 2008

T.I. feat. Jay-z, Kanye, & Lil Wayne – S.L.U. (Swagger Like Us)

Nope is out the question, this shit goes hard! This breakthrough track will appear on Paper Trail which drops Sept. 30th. Another hot beat by Mr. West and contains a sample from M.I.A.. What a fuckin collabo! Click the link below to peep it.





Takin’ Em Back – 8/22

22 08 2008

Way back at that. If you’ve heard The Game’s LAX album, then you’ve heard how producer Nottz flipped this sample on “Ya Heard” which features Ludacris. Aside from it being sampled recently, its a classic ol’ school track which reminds me of the early days of hip hop. I wonder if joints like this would be successful today? Regardless it’s a classic one.

Newcleus – Jam On It





The Game LAX Bonus Tracks

22 08 2008


The Games third LP LAX will be in stores this Tuesday. It’s a nice album and it’s been in heavy rotation in my whip all week. Like most highly anticipated albums, there is a deluxe edition which will get you a couple of extra joints for a couple of extra dollars. The Cool n Dre produced “Big Dreams” was the first song to leak from LAX, and was originally planned to be the first single. Apparently it only made the album as a bonus track. “Camera Phone”, another track with Ne-Yo hit the net last week and is included on the deluxe edition as well.
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Seeing Is Believing 8/22: New Ne-Yo & John Legend Vids!

22 08 2008

Some fresh new R&B joints for today.

John Legend feat. Andre 3000

I’ve been on this track a minute. 3 Stacks goes in about pickin up a chick from the club, proving why he’s one of the illest. John Legend’s new album Evolver is due out Oct. 28th.

Ne-Yo – Miss Independent

New video from Ne-Yo which features cameos from some of the baddest chicks in the game. The Year of the Gentelmen drops Sept. 16 and is rumored to feature Nas, Jay-z & Talib Kweli.





News: The Game Mouths Off, Faith Gets Into The Books

22 08 2008

The Game Talks Detox & Jay-z


The Game sat down recently with Complex Magazine and discussed beefing with Hova and a possible Detox appearance. Here’s what he had to say about Jay “It would be a honor to beef with Jay-Z. That’s one of the reasons I try to bait him, but he won’t bite. I go hard. Jay-Z is a subliminal rapper, he uses his words and isolated you like that. I go hard straight from the jugular, with a knife and I’m cutting your throat and your going to bleed all over Manhattan when you beef with me.”
The highly anticipated Detox is supposed to be released this Fall, and The Game also spoke on that. The Game states “I don’t really care about being on Detox. I don’t think Dre can finish the album without having me on it. I’m the West Coast– I am the west Coast.” LAX will be in stores this Tuesday!

Faith Evans Makes a New Book Discussing 2pac & Notorious BIG

R&B singer Faith Evans is dropping an autobiography where not only does she talk about her life, she also talks about her encounters with the late 2pac and Big. As any hip hop head knows, she was a factor to the feud between Pac and Big, and 2pac blatantly speaks about how he had sex with Faith on the classic diss track “Hit ‘Em Up”. On Jay’z “Brooklyn’s Finest”, featuring Notorious BIG, Big says “If Fay’ had twins, she’d probably have two-Pac’s, get it?…Tu-Pac’s“. Faith decides to share her side of the story. Here is an excerpt from the book where she meets with 2pac:

“The situation with the money is like this,” he. “If I give it to you, then you have to be my bitch.”
“Your what,” I said. I felt a chill go up my back.
“You heard me. You gotta be my bitch.”
I got up and moved farther away from where he was standing.
“I’m not anybody’s bi*ch,” I said, trying to keep my voice even and steady.
“You Biggie’s bitch.”
Then later on, Faith says Tupac became angry after she asked for her money, cursing at her, before she stormed out of the room in tears:
“Look,” I said. “You hired me to do a song. I did it. I want money and that’s it.”
“Oh word, it’s like that? You just want your money?”
“You told me it wouldn’t be a problem,” I said. “The only reason why I came up here is because you said –“
“So you not trying to suck my dick?”
“What!” I screamed. “What are you talking about.”

Some things are better off untold. Both artists are no longer with us to defend themselves. Keep The Faith: A Memoir is on bookshelves now.