Dope or Nope 10/6: New Snoop & The-Dream! Updated w/ Dirty Version

6 10 2009

Snoop Dogg feat. The-Dream – Gangsta Luv

Snoop is back with the follow up single off his new album Malice In Wonderland titled “Gangsta Luv”. To help Snoop with his track aimed at the ladies, he calls on The-Dream for a hook and production, along with Tricky Stewart. Snoop’s newest album will be his tenth album, and is rumored to feature appearances from Nipsey Hussle, Swizz Beatz, Mary J., Ghostface, and others; while production is said to consist of Dre, Neptunes, DJ Quik, and more. Malice in Wonderland will be in stores December 9th, and will also feature the previous single “That’s The Homie”.

Click to listen/download *Updated w/ Dirty version

Got Ya Covered: Def Jam Covers the Nov. 2009 Issue of XXL

6 10 2009

XXL November 2009

The biggest label in Hip Hop history covers the November issue of XXL Magazine. The cover of the magazine features Def Jam’s long-time and current heavyweights such as Method Man, Redman, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Ghostface, Scarface, and more. The issue will honor Def Jam’s 25th anniversary, and will hit shelves October 27th.

Def Jam is responsible for pioneering Hip Hop in the 1980’s by it’s founder, producer Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons. Throughout the years, Def Jam has delivered classic albums to Hip Hop, and have been the home to various groundbreaking artists such as LL Cool J, Run-D.M.C., Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Jay-z, and many more. On Tuesday the 13th, VH1’s Hip Hop Honors will be recognizing the monumental label and paying homage to it’s past and present artists who contributed outstanding material to the label and the Hip Hop genre.

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Welcome Home Shyne Po! + Possible Deportation

6 10 2009

Almost ten years ago from today, Shyne was locked up for charges of attempted murder, assault, and reckless endangerment; after an incident in a Manhattan nightclub involving him, Diddy, and Diddy’s girl at the time, J-Lo. Shyne was then sentenced to 10 years in prison at Clinton Correction Facility in New York. During his 10 year sentence, Shyne released two albums and even got called out by 50 Cent.
Today, Shyne is released from prison and has been the topic of discussion this morning. The people are wondering if he’s going to work with Diddy, who’s showed some interest in working with Shyne again, how his music will sound, or will he still come with the raw rap style he was known for early in his career. There are also rumors of him signing to Jay’s RocNation imprint. Shyne also plans on releasing the follow up to Godfather Buried Alive titled Godfather Exhumed in the future.

Welcome back!

Shyne is currently in Federal custody being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at an undisclosed detention facility in Western New York State. Federal officials are reviewing the rapper’s immigration status and making a determination on whether or not he will be deported to his native country of Belize. Details are developing.