R.I.P. Baatin of Slum Village

1 08 2009

Rapper Baatin (shown above on the right) of the elite underground group Slum Village has passed away yesterday, at age 35. Baatin departed from the group in 2004, but they reunited this year and planned on releasing a new album titled Villa Manifesto. Slum Village also lost their producer, Jay Dee a little over three years go, and now another member has passed. The reason for his death remains unknown.
I’m leaving you with the music video for “Tainted”, his verse was always my favorite on this track.

Slum Village – Tainted

R.I.P. Baatin

Dope or Nope 6/26 – Michael Jackson Tribute

26 06 2009

The Game feat. Chris Brown, Diddy, Polow Da Don, Mario Winans, Usher & Boyz II Men – Better On The Other Side

Less than 24 hours after the unfortunate passing of Michael Jackson, The Game hooks up with Puff, Polow Da Don, and various R&B artists for a tribute track. The MJ tribute is produced by Aftermath’s DJ Khalil (“Kinda Like a Big Deal”, “I’ll Still Kill”) and was posted on The Game’s Twitter. Very impressive track, and the lyrics are on point.

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Takin’ Em Back – 6/26

26 06 2009

Nas – It Ain’t Hard to Tell

My throwback joint today is Nas’ “It Ain’t Hard to Tell” off the classic Illmatic album. The joint is still amazing till this day with it’s witty rhymes and swift delivery, and it also features one of my favorite MJ samples. The sample comes from “Human Nature”, one of my favorite Mike tracks, and it can also be heard on SWV’s “Right Here” (to believe Pharrell did ad-libs on there). Continue reading to peep the original Michael Jackson “Human Nature” track, as well as SWV’s sampled version.

RIP Michael Jackson

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Rest in Peace Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

25 06 2009

Superstar Michael Jackson unexpectedly passed today after being rushed to the hospital after suffering from cardiac arrest. The king of Pop was in a coma at UCLA Medical Center, and eventually passed this afternoon. This is a unfortunate day for Music losing one of the greatest entertainers of all time and an overall icon. Throughout the years Michael brought us decades of classic music, unforgettable performances, and was coined the King of Pop.

Actress/Sex symbol Farrah Fawcett passed today as well after losing an ongoing battle with anal cancer. Fawcett died at the age of 62, almost 6 hours before MIchael Jackson’s death.

Continue reading to peep five of my favorite Michael Jackson vids!

Rest in Peace MJ & Farah Fawcett

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Born Dayz: Happy Birthday Pac (1971-1996)

16 06 2009

The legendary Tupac Shakur would’ve made 38 on this day. The late MC passed away almost 12 years ago in a fatal shooting that still remains unsolved. 2pac is a legend in the hip hop community, and one of the most influential figures of our time being a rapper, poet, actor, and an activist.
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R.I.P. Dolla (1987-2009)

19 05 2009

Dolla-music-j01Yesterday, Konvict Muzik artist Dolla as shot and killed at the Beverly Center parking lot in Beverly Hills. He is most known for his debut single with T-Pain “Who The F*ck Is That”, and we was working on his debut album Dolla & a Dream. The unfortunate incident took place after a fight broke out with witnesses stating to see a woman firing a handgun.

Born Dayz: Happy Birthday Chris Hunter

7 12 2008

Happy Birthday to the late Chris Hunter who would’ve made 24 today. Despite his unfortunate loss, Chris still lives on.

Gone but never forgotten!

Rest In Peace: Pimp C

5 12 2008

Believe it or not, it’s been a year since Chad Butler aka Pimp C was found dead in his Hotel room from an accidental overdose. He was one half of the Houston duo UGK, and built a reputation pimp filled lyrics and being outspoken in interviews. UGK fans wondered if the death of Pimp C would have an effect on UGK’s music, but Bun-B is still hard at work on the duo’s upcoming album UGK 4 Life. Read the rest of this entry »

R.I.P. MC Breed

22 11 2008

Michigan rap artist MC Breed passed away this morning. Details are still developing, but his death has been confirmed. In September, he experienced Kidney failure, and was placed on life support. He was later released due to improvement. He mostly known for the 90’s hit “Ain’t No Future In Yo Frontin'” and his guest appearance on 2pac’s “Gotta Get Mine”

Source: AllHipHop

R.I.P. 2pac (1971-1996)

13 09 2008

I find it hard to believe it’s been 12 years from today since we lost the legendary Tupac Shakur. Though he is not here he lives eternally thru his music. We will forever remember Pac’s music, impact, and legacy. Check one of my favorite Pac joints below: