Polls Is Talkin’: The Most Anticipated Fall Release Is…

23 10 2008


Bases off a poll asking what is the most highly anticipated Fall release, Kanye West won by a long shot. It was obvious that that was the most hyped since 808s & Heartbreak has been the biggest topic on all hip hop sites. With everyone curious to see if this album will be a hit or miss, it will definitely do good numbers. 808s and Heartbreak will easily be one of the more interesting albums this year. And no, that’s not the album cover, just a sample I threw together. Click the link below to see the interesting results.
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Dope or Nope 10/22: Some New Lupe For You

22 10 2008


I been crazy busy at work, but I still found time to up this unreleased Lupe track titled “Accept the Troubles”. No word on when LupEnd will drop, but hopefully it’s not his final album like its rumored to be.

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As Seen On: OnSmash





A Special Message From Nas: Go Out In Vote!

22 10 2008

Election day is two weeks away. Play your part and place your ballad. Don’t vote just because Nas said so, vote because you’re a US citizen which gives you the right to voice your opinion by default. Of course I’m rollin wit Obama, but evaluate both candidates before putting your bids in.





Kanye West – Heartless (Mastered)

21 10 2008


I’m a lil late with upping this, but here is the mastered version of “Heartless”, the second single from the highly anticipated 808’s & Heartbreak album. Not much of a difference, but ain’t nothing like the real thing. The album cover is not official, just a fanmade album cover. Peep the link below:





Got Ya Covered: The Old Generation Vs. XXL’s New Generation

21 10 2008

XXL’s December issue features Hip Hop’s new generation. There are three different covers including newcomers Charles Hamilton, Wale, Asher Roth, B.O.B., and many more.



This cover is reminiscent to The Source’s outstanding June 1998 cover that featured raps new generation at the time. The cover was a three page fold out, and unfortunately I can only find the first page of it.

Other artists that made the cover were: Big Pun, Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz, Cam’Ron, Noreaga, and Canibus. Let’s evaluate where these artists are now…
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Girls, Girls, Girls: Chick of the Week 10/20 – Nikki Jean

20 10 2008


If you’re a Lupe Fiasco fan like myself you’re definitely up on Nikki Jean. If not, she’s the woman on the hook for “Hip Hop Saved My Life” and “Little Weapon” off The Cool. Aside from her Lupe appearances, she’s a singer, pianist, and songwriter for a hip hop band called “Nouveau Rich”. Earlier this year I went to the Lupe Fiasco Show at the House of Blues, and that’s when Nikki Jean’s beauty caught me eye. Click the link below to view pics and continue reading.
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Takin’ Em Back – 10/17

17 10 2008

Amil feat. Jay-z, Beanie Sigel, & Memphis Bleek – 4 Da Fam

I saw a thread recently with someone saying they missed the old Roc-A-Fella days, and this joint was the first that came to mind. I loved that era in hip hop when everyone was cliquing up. You had the Ruff Ryders crew, Ca$h Money, Murder Inc., and of course The Roc. Watching this vid made the Rocafella crew seem promising, but they slowly disbanded as the years went by. Amil is rumored to work at K-Mart, Beanie Sigel developed a love/hate relationship with the Roc, Bleek’s still on the Roc but he’s been lowkey. Eventhough there was that Garnier Fructis commercial he did (I had to up this).
And the Jigga man, owns the Roc and is still putting out dope music. Anyways, peep the vid. This shit makes me want to pop in my copy of “Backstage”.





News: Kanye Explains His Heartbreak, Eminem Has a Relapse, Ne-Yo Bows Out of Beef

17 10 2008
Kanye Hosts Listening Party for 808’s & Heartbreaks, and Announces Next Album

This past Tuesday, Kanye West threw a listening party for the upcoming 808’s & Heartbreak album. Ye hooked up with Italian artist Vanessa Beecroft (who co-signed 808’s…, stating it touched her “personal life”) to add an artistic touch to his party. The scenery was made up of up to 50 nude model chicks which was contributed by Beecroft. Jay-z, Will.I.Am., Rick Ross, and Mos Def were amongst some of the guests that were in the building.
So now about the album, there were rumors that the album will be in full auto-tune, and that is true. Kanye expressed his love for the auto-tune sound which helped influence him to do a full album using the auto-tune. Kanye also stated that this album is “pop”. Here’s what Mr. West had to say about peoples opinion on the Pop genre “People think pop is bad, but Michael Jackson was pop and who can compare to him?” Kanye also had this to say about the latest project “I don’t give a fuck if it’s hot or not, it’s from the heart… Would you judge a grandmother’s love? Give it two-and-a-half mics out of five?” Kanye felt it was important that this album was released this year and he also has another album dropping in June where he may be rapping or singing.

This sounds like it will definitely be an interesting album. The fact that Kanye is doing what he feels with his music and speaking from his heart is excellent. That’s a true musician for you. Instead of making music for the paper the artist is supposed to give you them. 808’s & Heartbreak will be in stores Nov. 25th!
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Eminem Preps New Album

It’s been 4 years since Eminem has put out an album (excluding the Re-Up Mixtape and The Greatest Hits album), and he’s returning to the rap scene with his upcoming album “Relapse”. There were numerous rumored titles such as “King Mathers” and “Empack”, and here is what Eminem cleared up the title stating “There’s a lot of fake albums and a lot of bullshit album titles floating around out there.” “I just want to tell everybody the real album title is Relapse.” A new Eminem joint titled “I’m Having a Relapse” leaked this week (click here to get it).
Shady/Aftermath is pushing the “three headed monster campaign” promoting 50’s Before I Self Destruct, Em’s Relapse, & Dre’s highly anticipated “Detox” Eminem is ready to release his autobiography, The Way I Am, with Relapse rumored to drop in 2009.
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Ne-Yo Vs. Young Berg Comes to an End (thank God)

Random. Recently Ne-Yo sat down with Big Boy’s Morning Show on Power 106, and of course they asked him a set of funny yet random questions. Big Boy asked Ne-Yo questions about groupies he’s taken down and who would he slap if he had the chance to. Without any hesitation, Ne-yo said Young Berg. When asked why, Ne-Yo said he feels Berg is unoriginal and he’s copying Wayne & Ye’s style on his track “The Business”. As soon as Berg got the word, here’s what he had to say:

Ne-Yo responded ending the beef. Check the vid below:





NearClassics: Clipse – Lord Willin’

16 10 2008


Six years ago, two brothers from VA released the breakthrough classic track “Grindin’”. While Pusha T and Malice were new to the rap game, what gained everyone’s interest in the duo was not only their rap skills, but the fact that they were the first major rap act on Neptunes’ Star Trak imprint. With “Grindin’” being well receipted, Clipse eventually dropped their near classic debut, Lord Willin’.
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Kanye West – Heartless (Unmastered Version)

16 10 2008

Ye’s second single is finally here. The snippet has been floating around the net for about a week now, but here is the full joint. It’s easily more favorable than “Love Lockdown” (which I still think is a nice track). And yes, the autotuner rumors are true. 808’s & Heartbreak is due out Nov. 25th!