Dope or Nope 11/25 – Mef Vs. Chef

25 11 2009

Raekwon & Method Man – Mef Vs. Chef Part 2 (Radio Rip)

The first joint off the upcoming Wu-Massacre album consisting of Rae, Method Man, and Ghost; is the follow up to “Meth Vs. Chef” off Method Man’s debut album, Tical. Like the original, Rae and Meth go in without a hook trading bars over a sick instrumental. In other Wu-Massacre news, the album got pushed back to February 2010.

Is the sequel as dope as the original?

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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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Takin’ Em Back – 10/2

2 10 2009

Ghostface Killah featuring Raekwon & Carl Thomas – Never Be the Same Again
Since Ghostface dropped his R&B themed album, Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry…, I’m posting today’s throwback joint “Never Be The Same Again” off his third album Bulletproof Wallets. Tracks like these that Ghost has made throughout his career helped mold and inspire him to take a new direction with his current LP. Sidebar, what happened to Carl Thomas?
Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry is in stores now!

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Album Review: Ghostface Killah – Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City

30 09 2009

Ghostdini The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City
Out of all 9 members of the Wu-Tang Clan, Ghostface Killah is arguably the most successful and consistent as a solo artist. He’s dropped a total of 8 albums and are typically filled with street joints, imaginative story telling, and unforgettable soul samples. Occasionally throughout Ghost Dini’s discography, you’ll find the songs for the ladies; on Bulletproof Wallets he had “Never Be the Same Again” with Carl Thomas, Pretty Toney featured Missy on “Tush” and Fishscale had “Back Like That” with Ne-Yo. Ghost’s past tracks for the ladies and an R&B vibe helped him take a new direction with his eighth LP Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City.
Will the album continue Ghostface’s consistency, or will it be a cliche record for the ladies?

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Takin’ Em Back – 9/18

18 09 2009

Raekwon feat. Method Man, Ghostface Killah & Cappadonna – Ice Cream
I met Raekwon yesterday at Fat Beats in LA and got both Cuban Linx signed. Today’s throwback joint is off the classic Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, reminiscent to when the Wu was in their prime. Joints like this, “You’re All I Need”, and “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” stuck to the Wu’s signature, rugged Hip Hop sound, but still had mainstream appeal.
If you haven’t got that Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 yet, make sure you cop that!

Seeing is Beliving 9/15 – New Ghostface Video

15 09 2009

Ghostface Killah – Stapleton Sex (NSFW)
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Ghostface drops a video/teaser for “Stapleton Sex” appearing on his upcoming Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City album. Wondering why it got the NSFW tag? Try bondange, gags, and other kinky things.
If you haven’t heard, Ghost is switching things up a bit for his next album and making it all about the ladies. Relationships, sex, and other things dealing with the opposite sex will be the subject for the Wizard of Poetry album. Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City will be in stores September 29th.

Seeing is Believing 8/24 – New Raekwon Video

24 08 2009

Raekwon feat. Ghostface, Inspecktah Deck, Method Man, and GZA – House of Flying Daggers
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Raekwon drops the second video off the highly anticipated sequel to Only Built 4 Cuban Linx dropping on September 8th. In traditional Wu style, Rae links up with his Wu fam and body a J. Dilla track. The Chef takes an animated approach for this video, featuring members of the Wu Tang with various styles. If you dig animated videos, you will definitely be feeling this one.