2010 Full Grammy Nominee List!

2 12 2009


With the 2010 Grammy’s showing at the end of next month, the nominees for the annual award show have been announced. Newcomers Drake, KiD CuDi, Keri Hilson, and one of my favorite bands MGMT are up for their first Grammy nominations. Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce, and Lady GaGa receive the most nominations outside of the Hip Hop genre; but as for Rap/Hip Hop, the following artists were nominated:

Best Rap Solo Performance
*Drake – Best I Ever Had
*Eminem – Beautiful
*Jay-Z – D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
*Kid Cudi – Day ‘N’ Nite
*Mos Def – Casa Bey

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
*Beastie Boys & Nas – Too Many Rappers
*Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent – Crack A Bottle
*Fabolous & Jay-Z – Money Goes, Honey Stay
*Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common – Make Her Say
*Kanye West & Young Jeezy – Amazing

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
*Beyoncé & Kanye West – Ego
*Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo – Knock You Down
*Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West – Run This Town
*The Lonely Island & T-Pain – I’m On A Boat
*T.I. & Justin Timberlake – Dead And Gone

Best Rap Song
*Drake – Best I Ever Had
*Kid Cudi – Day ‘N’ Nite
*T.I. & Justin Timberlake – Dead And Gone
*Jay-Z – D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
*Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West – Run This Town

Best Rap Album
*Common – Universal Mind Control
*Eminem – Relapse
*Flo Rida – R.O.O.T.S.
*Mos Def – The Ecstatic
*Q-Tip – The Renaissance

Who do you think should win?

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Takin’ Em Back – 11/27

27 11 2009

Hope you all are enjoying your Black Friday and good ol Thanksgiving left overs. For today’s throwback joint, I’m posting the first single off of Jay’s Vol. 3 album “Do It Again”. This was the track that introduced Beanie and Amil to the mainstream Hip Hop scene and help launch their careers. Since then, Amil has been missing and has been rumored to be working at K-Mart. As for Beans, he’s been putting out diss tracks and airing out Jay for not being a loyal mentor and has been working with 50 Cent. Coincidentally, Beanie Sigel was brought out on Black Friday management, along with Philly native Eve. What a difference a decade makes amongst labelmates.

Jay-z feat. Beanie Sigel & Amil – Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up)

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What’s Beef: Beanie Sigel Drops Two Diss Joints to Jay-z

23 11 2009

Beanie Sigel – How I Can Kill Jigga Man/Think BIG

It seems that the beef that started last month between former Roc=a-Fella artist Beanie Sigel and Jay continues. Over this past weekend, Beanie Sigel dropped two diss tracks towards Jay-z titled “How I Can Kill Jigga Man” and “Think BIG”. On “How I Can Kill Jigga Man”, Beans hops on Cypress Hill’s classic “How I Can Kill a Man” and rips it while taking shots at Hov. Sigel fires shots at Jay-z and also tells Memph Bleek to stop bitchin on “Think BIG” . Ironically, this is the fourth track with Beanie getting at Jay but he is still yet to respond on wax.

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Dope or Nope 11/08: New Robin Thicke & Jay-z

8 11 2009

Robin Thicke feat. Jay-z – Meiple (Me I Play)
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Jay links up with Robin Thicke on the French inspired track “Meiple” (pronounced Me I Play). Similar to Jamie Foxx’s “Speak French”, Jay drops some clever metaphors referencing the French language and culture.
Robin Thicke’s fourth album Sex Therapy is expected to drop this year with “Meiple” appearing on it. Aside from Jay-z, Nicki Minaj will appear on the album while Polow Da Don, Robin Thicke, and others will provide production for the LP.

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50 Cent Talks Album Leaks, New Release Date, and Beanie & Jay

1 11 2009

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Hip Hop’s bad guy calls the Gomez Bros. to drop some real talk about his album leaking, his “So Disrespectful” diss track, and the Beanie Sigel and Jay-z situation that has the net buzzin. He remains neutral as to who’s right and who’s wrong with Beanie’s accusations, but he does co-sign Beanie on the Young Gunz getting ripped off for their show money. He also announces that Before I Self Destruct will now be in stores November 16th. Check out the full interview below.

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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:





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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