Dope or Nope 8/13 – New Game & Luda!

13 08 2009

The Game & Ludacris – Pussy Monsters
The Game
The same dudes who brought you “Ya Heard” from L.A.X., “Call Up the Homies” off Theatre of the Mind, and the Kanye assisted “Where U At?”; The Game and Ludacris collab once again to bring you “Pussy Monsters”. Scott Storch (who’s been lowkey for a minute) came thru to deliver production on this joint.

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Album Artwork: KiD CuDi – Man on the Moon: The End of Day

12 08 2009

KiD CuDi – Man on the Moon: The End of Day
Kid Cudi - Man on The Moon Album Cover
To continue to set himself aside from other artists, KiD CuDi releases the abstract album cover for his debut album Man on the Moon. To compliment the space themed title, the cover features a side profile of Cudi fading into the Moon. The album will feature his current single “Make Her Say” with Kanye & Common, as well as his previous breakthrough single “Day N Night”. The album will feature production by Kanye West, Just Blaze, Swizz Beatz, and others. As far as guest appearances, Cudi has Snoop, Clipse, MGMT, and more for guest spots.
Man on the Moon will be in stores September 15th on Dream On/G.O.O.D./Universal Motown.

Continue reading to peep the deluxe album cover.
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Mixtape Madness: Cam’Ron Gangsta Grillz

12 08 2009

Cam’Ron – Boss of All Bosses Mixtape
Camron Gangsta Grillz
As promised, Cam drops his Gangsta Grillz mixtape this week with his protege’ Vado of the UN. Gangsta Grillz mixtapes are usually the best edition of mixtapes in the mixtape circuit which cause this joint to be heavily anticiapted. As far as appearances go, Cam links up with Rick Ross, Ma$e, Yung LA, and others.

Continue reading to peep the track listing and download link.
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UPDATE: What’s Beef: Raekwon Vs. Joe Budden – Budden Challenges Raekwon

10 08 2009

joe budden
If you haven’t heard, Raekwon ran up on Joe Buddens this past Saturday at the Rock the Bells tour in San Bernadino, CA (click here to peep the original story). The following day, the two squashed the beef before the final show of the Rock the Bells tour in San Francisco. Rock the Bells founder Chang Weisberg informed XXL Magazine today the the two sat down to reconciled their differences.
Despite the two sat down and shook on deading the beef, Joe Budden sent this video out today challenging Raekwon to a “Square dance”. In other words, Buddens is challenging Raekwon to knuckle up with him. Continue reading to peep Joey’s response via YouTube.
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Girls, Girls, Girls – Chick of the Week 8/10: Dollicia Bryan

10 08 2009

Dolicia Bryan 1
Last night I hit up Megan Good’s birthday party at Playhouse in Hollywood. Of course it was a couple of celebs and a lot of beautiful women in the building; but one that caught my attention was Ms. Dollicia Bryan. I look over and I see a pretty lady with gorgeous eyes, nice smile and smooth skin. I chopped it up with her briefly and she’s down to Earth, despite everyone’s assumptions that she’s stuck up based off her differences with Bow Wow.
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What’s Beef: Raekwon Vs. Joe Budden

10 08 2009

Raekwon
This past weekend Raekwon and his goons assualted Joe Buddens at the annual Rock The Bells show in San Bernadino, CA. If you’re wondering what led up to this confrontation, it all began with Joey speaking on how he felt about Rae’s fellow Wu-Tang member Method Man being placed above him on a top list of great MC’s. Joe was salty about the placement on the list and spoke on how he felt Method Man fell off. Rae, Meth, and Inspecktah Deck fired back at Joey with a diss track, then Joe Buddens eventually apologized.
During this past Saturday’s event, Raekwon and his crew up on Budden’s in the VIP area of the event which led to this video below:

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Joe Budden – Escape Route (Cover & Track listing)

10 08 2009

Joe Budden Escape Route Cover

Joe Budden preps his newest digital album Escape Route being released on Amalgam records. This will be the third digital release from Budden, with Halfway House and Padded Room being the predecessors. Guest features are limited as usual featuring appearances from Young Chris and the Slaughterhouse family. 9th Wonder, Chad West, Streetrunner, and others lend production to Escape Route. Escape Route will be available August 11th. Continue reading to peep the track listing.

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Dope or Nope 8/8 – Ice Cream Paint Job (Remix)

8 08 2009

Durrough feat. Snoop Dogg, Soulja Boy, Jim Jones, & Nipsey Hussle – Ice Cream Paint Job (Remix)
Dorrough-Ice_Cream_Paint_Job

To add to the joints popularity, Houston rapper Dorrough nabs Snoop, Jimmy, Soulja Boy, and newcomer Nipsey to diversify this Summer banger. Out of everyone who appears on this remix, Nipsey drops the most impressive verse. What do yall think?

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Takin’ Em Back – 8/7

7 08 2009

Lost Boyz – Renee
Vodpod videos no longer available.

I brought this joint up in yesterday’s Loso’s Way review which made me think to put this as today’s throwback video. Back in the 90’s the Lost Boyz put out quality hip hop with “Music Makes Me High”, “Love, Peace & Nappiness”, “Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz”, and others. The group lost one of their members, Freaky Tah in 1999, and the groups leader Mr. Cheeks dropped his solo LP John P. Kelly in 2001. On a sidenote, where have they been?





Album Review: Fabolous – Loso’s Way

6 08 2009

Fabolous - Losos Way
In 2001 Fabolous dropped his debut album Ghetto Fabolous, branding himself as a Brooklyn MC, with a smooth delivery and witty punch lines. Ghetto Fabolous is arguably Fab’s best album to date, with his current album Loso’s Way as the runner up. Throughout Fabolous’ discography, he released chart topping singles, radio friendly music, and still remained relevant to hip hop. With his latest LP, he decided to make it more appealing to the streets with a theme of a gangster movie. The album title alone is inspired by Carlito’s Way, hence the title Loso’s Way.

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