Dope or Nope 9/16: Love LockDown (The For Real, For Real Version)

16 09 2008

Kanye West – Love LockDown (Official)

I upped a blog last night with a word from Kanye’s site about “Love LockDown” not being the official version, now the short wait is over. I haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet but when I do I’ll be back with my thoughts. After hearing the official version, I can definitely say its better than the last. This single is from out of left field for Kanye, but it’s fresh and innovative. I’m curious to hear how the rest of 808’s & Heartbreak will sound. We’ll find out December 16th.

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Mixtape Madness: New Royce Da 5’9 & Gucci Mane Mixtapes!

16 09 2008

Gucci Mane – The Movie Mixtape

Royce Da 5’9 – Bar Exam 2

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Polls Is Talkin’: The Best Rapper Alive Is…

16 09 2008

The people have spoken. Based on a recent poll asking “Who really is the best rapper alive”, there still was no answer since the results were all ties. The main three were the two self-proclaimed “best rappers alive”, while the other was one of my favorite MC’s of all time, Andre 3000. Peep the results below:
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News: More Love LockDown Info

16 09 2008

I knew the “mastered/final” version of “Love LockDown” wasn’t official. It was just something about it that sounded incomplete. The buzz for this single is undeniable. First it the anticipation of the performance at the VMA’s, then the studio version had everyone checking for it daily, now we have yet another version of it to look forward to. This quote is directly from Kanye’s Blog:

” Your prayers have been answered!! There’s a new version of love Love Lockdown coming. We used new taiko drums and I re-sung it… it’s being Mastered now….
Sidebar… if you don’t like autotune… too bad cause I love it and have been using it since the College Dropout!!!”

Kanye also uploaded the newer artwork (as shown above) with “perfected type 4 all design snobs lol…”. I’m thinking it’ll drop sometime this week.

Dope or Nope 9/15: More Jadakiss!

16 09 2008

Jadakiss feat. Ne-Yo – By My Side

Not to be confused with “By Your Side” off of Kiss’ sophomore LP. Not sure if this is the first single off the album but it does have mainstream appeal. Peep it.