Takin’ Em Back – 11/21

21 11 2008

Notorious BIG feat. Puffy & Ma$e – Mo Money, Mo Problems

I swear this joint brings back memories. This was when Bad Boy reached it’s zenith. It even gave Puff the alias as the “Shiny Suit Man”. Watching the video today it is a little cheesy, but it’s one of the most memorable hip hop videos from the 90’s. Speaking of Puff, he recently gave T-Pain his royalties for the auto-tune, which will be thoroughly used on his next album (sigh). Also, Bad Boy will be dropping the Notorious Soundtrack and movie in January.

Dope or Nope 11/20: S.L.U. vs. S.F.U.

21 11 2008

Jim Jones feat. Lil Wayne, Twista, & Jay-z NOE

The long awaited response to “Swagger Like Us” is finally here. S.L.U. featured heavyweights T.I., Jay-z, Kanye West, & Lil’ Wayne; “Swagger From Us” fails to live up to the lineup. “Swagger From Us” features Jimmy, his protege’ Jay-z sound-a-like NOE, Twista, and ironically Lil’ Wayne.

Another miss on this track is the mediocre production, handled by Chink Santana. By unanimous decision, Swagger Like Us takes the cake for being the better “swagger” track, but am I the only one who’s tired of this “swagger” epidemic?

NearClassics: Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek (Reflection Eternal) – Train of Thought

20 11 2008

One of the most underrated emcee’s dropped a near classic LP with Dj Hi-Tek. Eventhough it was released 8 years ago, the album still sounds on point til this day.
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Dope or Nope 11/18: New Dj Drama & Nas!

19 11 2008

Dj Drama feat. Nas, June Summers & Smoke DZA – Yacht Music
A smooth, lyrical track by Nas brought to you by DJ Drama. I’m not sure what this will appear on, maybe a Gangsta Grillz album Pt. 2 (shrugs). I like this though.

Seeing is Believing 11/17: New Jeezy, Snoop, Jadakiss, & Rihanna Vids!

18 11 2008

On today’s edition of SiB:

Jeezy shows his idea of a “Crazy World”, Alchemist mixes Snoop, 1/3 of the Lox, and 1/2 of Clipse for his latest experiment, Justin Timberlake joins Rihanna in Rehab, Jay-z & Coldplay get “Lost”, and Gym Class Heroes are “Guilty as Charged”.
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Girls, Girls, Girls: Chick of the Week 11/17 – ’96 Lil’ Kim

18 11 2008

Before the infamous VMA titty jiggle, Lil’ Kim had another highly provocative image that will always be embedded into our minds. Aside from this unforgettable poster/album cover, Kim’s vicious, sexual style of rhyming made her irresistible.
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Takin’ Em Back – 11/14

15 11 2008

Jay-z – Dead Presidents

One of my favorite Jay tracks ever! The rhymes, the beat, and the Nas sampled hook is all classic. I don’t agree with the Jiggaman saying Nas was using his voice wrong cause “The World is Yours” (where Jay got the sample from) is one of the illest hip hop joints.

Mixtape Madness: Lil Wayne – Dedication 3!

14 11 2008

It’s finally here!

It’s been a while since we heard an official mixtape by Weezy. Since the release of Tha Carter III, Wayne was lowkey on the mixtape scene, but holding it down with the guest appearances.
Lil Wayne teams up with DJ Drama for the third installment of the Dedication series. Dedication 2 is some of Wayne’s best material, and if Dedication 3 is anything like it it’ll be another contribution to Wayne’s reign.
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News: Kanye Strikes Again, 50 Cent Not Ready To Self Destruct

14 11 2008

Kanye West Arrested in England

Kanye West is currently in England doing the international Glow in the Dark Tour, and was arrested after an incident involving a photographer outside of a British nightclub. Though Kanye was arrested and detained, he was later released without any charges.
In other Kanye news, it appears that 808’s & Heartbreak has leaked. Since Ye was salty about “RoboCop” leaking, hopefully he decides to move the album up a week since it leaked a almost two weeks prior to the release date. 808’s & Heartbreak will be in stores November 24th!

50 Cent’s Before I Self Destruct Gets Pushed Back

Fifty’s fourth album Before I Self Destruct was scheduled to be released December 9th. However, it will now be released in early 2009. 50 had this to say about the album’s delay “Times are hard. Everyone is trying to make the most of what they have. I want to give my fans something extra for their hard earned dollars. They’ll get a free bonus when they pick up the album.” A film sharing the same title of the album will be included in the deluxe version of Before I Self Destruct, and recently added was another DVD titled “Two Turntables and a Microphone: The Life and Death of Jam Master Jay”; a documentary about Jam Master Jay, who helped start Fif’s career.
The album delay is questionable since Before I Self Destruct was said to have been completed already. We may have another Curtis on our hands.

Dope or Nope 11/13: New Chamillionaire!

13 11 2008

Chamillionaire feat. Ludacris – Creepin’

Peep Chamillionaire’s first single off his upcoming album titled Venom. This joint features an impressive appearance by Ludacris. I’ve never been a fan of Cham’s but I’ll up those for my viewers who are.