What’s Beef: Beanie Sigel Vs Jay-z – Jay-z Speaks!

31 10 2009

Jay-z Responds to Beanie Sigel Diss

If you’ve been under a rock, Beanie Sigel dropped an unexpected diss track towards Jay about how he didn’t take care of his labelmates and didn’t reach out to him while he was locked up. The following day, Charlamagne the God interviewed Beanie Sigel and he spoke about the incident with inspired him to get in the booth and rap about it. Late last night, footage of a interview hit YouTube with Jay addressing Beanie Sigel. He didn’t have nowhere near as much as Beanie had to say about the situation, but check the video below:





Dope or Nope 10/31: Game’s Mainstream Single!

31 10 2009

The Game – Big Money (Produced by Cool & Dre)
THE GAME - THE RED ALBUM COVER
First we heard the street single to the R.E.D. Album which is the Timbaland produced “Krazy” with Gucci Mane. Now the mainstream single is here, titled “Big Money”. Originally it was rumored to have been produced by Dr. Dre (who Game would like to produce on the album), but it is actually produced by Cool & Dre.
Game uses Willie D of the Geto Boys famous opening line “I make big money, I drive big cars/Everybody know me, it’s like I’m a movie star” for the single’s hook. What are your thoughts on the track?

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Off the Books: Kanye West’s “Glow In The Dark” Book

30 10 2009

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Kanye West continues his reign of artistry with his artbook named after his tour, “Glow In The Dark”. The book is composed of artistic images, costume designs, and more from his highly popular tour, making it a collector’s item for any Kanye fan (as shown in the video above). This isn’t the first time Kanye’s emerged onto the literature scene; he’s made a book with Spike Jonze titled “Through the Wire”, and also the handbook “Thank You, You’re Welcome” fans received among attending the “Glow in the Dark” tour. The “Glow in the Dark” book is in stores now ranging from $31.50 to $49.99.





Takin’ Em Back – 10/30

30 10 2009

Michael Jackson – Thriller
Cliche choice? Maybe. Classic? Yes! It’s only right that “Thriller” is the throwback joint of the day with MJ’s documentary This Is It hitting theaters this week, and tomorrow being Halloween. As a shorty, everyone vibed to this video, even though the visuals had em shook. The video was definitely ahead of it’s time and is still enjoyable till this day making it timeless. The video was also re-done on This Is It and was going to be in 3D for MJ’s sold out tour. Now this, is one of the best videos of all time!
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Seeing is Believing 10/30: Empire State of Mind

30 10 2009

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The video for Jay’s current jawn is finally here. The video for the track is exactly how I pictured it; black and white footage and classic images of NY. “Empire State of Mind” is one of the best city anthems in a minute, and was ever performed at the Yankee Stadium in honor of the Yankee’s who made it to the World Series. Continue reading to peep the performance of “Empire State of Mind” live from the Yankee Stadium.
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UPDATE: What’s Beef – Beanie Sigel Vs. Jay-z – Beanie Speaks About the Diss

30 10 2009

Beanie Sigel Interview with Charlamagne The God
Beanie Sigel
Late last night the diss track titled “I Ain’t Ya Average” had the internet goin’ nuts with Beanie Sigel unexpectedly getting at Hova. Though he clearly explains the diss in the song, people are still wondering the full story behind Beanie’s aggression. Beanie Sigel stops by to do an interview with Charlamagne the God thoroughly explaining the method to his madness and how Jay treated him and the State Property fam!

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What’s Beef – Beanie Sigel Disses Jay-Z

29 10 2009

Beanie Sigel – I Aint Ya Average (Jay-Z Diss)
Beanie Sigel n Jay-z
The Broad Street Bully calls out his former mentor and labelmate Jay-Z. The diss caught Hip Hop fans by surprise since Jay is the one who showed Beanie the ropes and everything appeared to be all good. Apparently, while Sigel was away on his bid, he felt that Jay didn’t hold him down and also held him back from advancing in his career. Beanie has been lowkey though he released an album titled Broad Street Bully, and made an impressive appearance on Raekwon’s last joint; but he’s breaking his silence with this diss!

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What’s Beef – 50 Goes In On The Game, Young Buck & More!

29 10 2009

50 Cent – So Disrespectful
50cent
As you may have heard, 50’s latest effort Before I Self Destruct sprung a leak yesterday. As usual, Fif drops a diss track gets at his foes, with the aim to air them out and reign supreme. This time around he gets at his old homies The Game and Young Buck exposings Buck’s use of Lean and wanting to do it big. He also calls out Jay for being the bigger man and ignoring 50’s shots he’s takin in the past. Another victim of the track is his Baby Mom’s Sheniqua who burned down his million dollar home last year. Fifty continues to be Hip Hop’s bully as he calls out names on this Buziness produced track. Before I Self Destruct will hit stores November 23rd, despite a 3.5 week leak.

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Dope or Nope 10/29: The Game’s Official Street Single

29 10 2009

The Game feat. Gucci Mane & Timbaland – Krazy (Produced by Timbaland)
The Game feat Gucci Mane Krazy
It seems that ever since Gucci got placed on MTV’s Hottest MC’s list he’s been in popular demand. He’s dropped four official mixtapes (keep in mind this was last month), had appearances here and there, and now he’s appearing on The Game’s first single titled “Krazy”. Along with Gucci, The Game gets Timbaland on the track to handle production. Perfect way to get your single out there. The R.E.D. Album is dropping December 8th!

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Album Info: Young Money – We Are Young Money (Details)

29 10 2009

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Like most artists that get big, they bring their entourage out and drop a full length album. BIG did it with Junior Mafia, Nas did it with Bravehearts, and most recently Rick Ross introduced Triple C’s to the world. With Lil Wayne’s success over the past years, he’s now ready to bring out his group Young Money; an ensemble cast of rappers ranging from singer/rapper Drake, sex symbol Nicki Minaj, the young Chuckee, and others. Details emerged on their upcoming December 15th release, We Are Young Money.
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