News: Rick Ross Says Here I Am, Admits His Past x Nas, Face, & Cube Rumored to Form a Trio x Lil Wayne Still Grindin’

7 10 2008

Rick Ross Finally Admits he was a Correctional Officer

A couple of months ago, Rick Ross had the internet going nuts. Not over new music, over rumors about his past profession as an correctional officer. Images began to surface the net of him on the job and eventually turned into a huge photoshop joke. The Boss recently spoke with a magazine and admitted it was him in a photo when asked if it was him. In Ross’ defense, he said “I never tried to hide my past. I put my name inside my cds. My company has my SS#. I could’ve put a company name… I done been up and I done been down and that’s what makes me what I am. I never ratted on a nigga. I never prosecuted a nigga. I never locked up a nigga, that’s first and foremost. I always felt that me being the nigga that I am, I never owed a nigga an explanation… When I’m making my music and I’m talking about blow, it’s because I did it. When I say that I’m rich off cocaine, it’s because i did it. Those are the street principals that apply.”
He should’ve said that from the jump and sparred him the embarrassment. As I’ve said before, hip hop fans are forgiving and eventually they’ll get over it. A lot of rappers get their cards pulled and are still relevant.
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Scarface, Ice Cube, & Nas Rumored to Form Supergroup

Scarface’s final album Emeritus is due out in December. Face stated that before he bows out the game he always dreamed of doing a collabo project with Nas, Cube, and himself. As soon as Ice Cube heard the word, he was hyped about bringing it to life. Here’s what he had to say about it “I think the album would be crazy, lyrics would be sick, and Hip-Hop would love it. It’s just making that business happen, that’s the part that gets funky. I ain’t never turned down these kind of projects, they just don’t happen for whatever reasons. But I’m up for some s**t like this because I know we can make a dope record.”
The only person who hasn’t responded yet is Nas. It’s a good chance that this will be official.
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Lil’ Wayne Preparing Tha Carter IV, Dedication 3 Mixtape, and T-Wayne Collabo

Hip Hop’s hardest working artist is back in the lab preparing the fourth installment of Tha Carter series. In addition to the Carter series, he’s also dropping the third disk of the highly popular mixtape series, The Dedication with Dj Drama. The “T-Wayne” project with Lil’ Wayne & T-Pain was announced during the summer, and it is now in the works. T-Wayne has three or four untitled tracks that are already completed. Tha Carter IV and T-Wayne “He Rap, He Sang” will both be out in 2009.
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Best News I Heard All Day: Jay-z Preps Sequels!

29 09 2008

Word to HipHopDX, Jay-z is dropping the highly-anticipated third installment of the Blueprint series, Blueprint 3, on December 2nd (two days before his 39th bday). Blueprint 3 will also feature a sequel to the post-summer smash “S.L.U. (Swagger Like Us)”, which will have guest appearances by Young Jeezy, Nas, and the great Andre 3000. I’m definitely looking forward to this track!

Best News I Heard All Day: 808’s & Heartbreaks Due Out December November!

24 09 2008

Fresh from KanyeUniversecity, here’s what he had to say about his latest project:
Props to Ye for that. Givin’ the ppl what they want, and proving he’s all about the music!

Best News I Heard All Day: Travis Barker & DJ Am Expected To Recover

22 09 2008

Travis Barker and DJ AM are expected to recover from late Friday’s plane crash in South Carolina. The tragic plane crash killed four people with DJ AM and Travis Barker being the only two survivors. The two miraculously survived, suffering second and third degree burns. A tire blowout is under investigation as to why this tragedy occured. God was definitely with them, and keep them in your prayers.

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News: More Love LockDown Info

16 09 2008

I knew the “mastered/final” version of “Love LockDown” wasn’t official. It was just something about it that sounded incomplete. The buzz for this single is undeniable. First it the anticipation of the performance at the VMA’s, then the studio version had everyone checking for it daily, now we have yet another version of it to look forward to. This quote is directly from Kanye’s Blog:

” Your prayers have been answered!! There’s a new version of love Love Lockdown coming. We used new taiko drums and I re-sung it… it’s being Mastered now….
Sidebar… if you don’t like autotune… too bad cause I love it and have been using it since the College Dropout!!!”

Kanye also uploaded the newer artwork (as shown above) with “perfected type 4 all design snobs lol…”. I’m thinking it’ll drop sometime this week.

News: Kanye West Gets LockDown, Hell Rell Dips Out

11 09 2008

Kanye West Gets Arrested @ LAX

Kanye West was arrested at LAX this morning after an altercation with a photographer. Kanye and his road manager broke a $10,000 camera resulting in his arrest for vandalism. The scuffle started after Kanye was irritated by a photographer taking his picture. A TMZ photographer caught the incident on tape:

Kanye was arrested and will be released on 20k bail. I guess he really does hate these niggas more than the nazi’s!

Hell Rell No Longer Affiliated with Dipset

In a recent interview with, Hell Rell spoke about his plans, him being underrated, and most importantly announced his departure with the Diplomats. Hell Rell the Top Gunna is more interested in shining on his own and his plans on launching his new website.
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News: Kanye’s New Album is Official and The Return of MF Doom

9 09 2008

Kanye Names Album & Sets a Release Date

While many thought Kanye was going to go with his original plan of naming his album Good Ass Job (it was supposed to be in the sequence of attending school, then graduating), Kanye has decided to name is album 808’s & Heartbreak. The lead single “Love LockDown” was peformed this past Sunday at the VMA’s (click here if you’ve been under a rock and haven’t seen or heard it). Sounds interesting. I’m curious to see what Ye will drop on this one. 808’s & Heartbreak will his in stores right in time for the holiday season on December 16th. Is it me, or do the save all the dope shit for the last quarter?

UPDATE: 808’s & Heartbreak is rumored to be similar to Andre 3000’s The Love Below, and will have auto-tune (T-Pain’s signature style) through the entire album. I love The Love Below, but I’m not too hyped about the auto-tune. T-Pain definitely created a monster, but leave it up to Mr. West it will come out amazing.

MF Doom to Drop a New Album

Masked MC MF Doom is set to drop a new album titled “Born Into This” on October 21st. This will be his first album since 2005’s “The Mouse and the Mask”, his collaboration album with DangerMouse; recorded under the name DangerDoom. The album will feature production the late J Dilla, Dangermouse, and more than likely Doom himself. It will also feature appearances from Wu-veterans Raekwon and Ghostface Killah. Speaking of which, where in the hell is the Swift & Changeable album that Doom & Ghost were supposed to drop together?

Quick News: Kanye’s VMA Exclusives, Bow Wow Takes An L, Tyga Says He’s All Good

6 09 2008

Kanye West Set To Perform First Single and Confirm Album At the VMA’s

Word to XXLmag, Mr. West will announce the title of his forthcoming album (originally titled Good Ass Job) and end the VMA’s on a good note by performing his first single “Love LockDown”. The VMA’s will take place tomorrow at Paramount Studios, and yes, I will be in attendance!

The Game and Bow Wow finally played in Madden ’09

After numerous YouTube vids of shit talkin’ and ass bettin’ (no homo). Check the vid below:

And the winner is…
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Tyga Says Stop Hatin’ and Even Eats Money

Two day’s ago Tyga’s chain got yanked for the second time (the first was the Young Money chain) by some of Tyga’s old homies. If you missed the video, click here. Tyga has a couple of words for the haters and has a hunger for money…literally.

Tyga Loses His Chain…Again!

5 09 2008

About three months ago, Tyga’s Young Money chain was snatched by 40 Glocc & his boys. Now his signature GED (Gettin’ Every Dollar) chain has been jacked from some of his old boys. What makes it even worse is Tyga calls em and asks for it back and tears up. Check the vid.

Best News I Heard All Day: Kanye & Jigga Set To Drops Albums This Year!

5 09 2008

It was more obvious that Jay was dropping Blueprint 3 this year since “Jockin Jay-z” has been getting heavy radio play, a rumored track titled “Victory” is said to leak soon, and he’s (along with Kanye) featured on “Swagger Like Us” which has the internet going nuts. But to everyone’s surprise, Kanye West is dropping an album this year! This is the quote directly from MTV UK:

“Both Jay and Kanye are set to release new albums before the end of 2009. It’s well known Jigga has been working on a new LP- likely to be called The Blueprint 3 – with another West produced track “Jockin’ Jay Z” already leaked to the web. Kanye was not expected to release a new album in 2008 but the follow up to Graduation now seems likely to be with us in the near future!”

Kanye’s new single titled “Love LockDown” will be available for download Sept. 8 (bloggers are going to be all over this when it leaks), while the album will drop in December. I’m wondering if he’s going to go with Good Ass Job as he planned in the past.