Polls is Talkin’: NextUp – Drake

19 01 2009


On my latest poll I asked Hip Hop AD readers who’s they feel is the next best thing. While the results were all close, Canadian MC Drake was the winner. You may have seen him on the hit high school show Degrassi where he plays the crippled ball player Jimmy. He has now ventured into music being a new rapper/singer signed to Interscope under the name Drake. He is also apart of Lil’ Wayne’s entourage Young Money. Being affiliated with Young Money granted Drake numerous Wayne collabo’s and he is rumored to produce Drake’s debut album Thank Me Later. Drake being signed to Interscope, radio-friendly joints, and his Lil Wayne affiliation gives him the potential to be the next big thing.
Peep the full story to get Drake’s latest mixtape and peep the rest of the poll results.
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250 Post and Blogging… + My 10 Visited Blogs!

9 12 2008

This is my 250th post, and I wanted to take the time out and thank all of my readers. I appreciate all the positive recognition and props, and I ask that you keep the support comin’. Don’t be afraid to drop a line on my blogs and voice your opinion, I love feedback. Keep checking back daily for the latest and greatest in hip hop. Click the full story to peep my 10 most visited blogs. The results are quite interesting and you’ll never guess what number 1 is!
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NextUp: KiD CuDi

7 11 2008


Meet KiD CuDi, a fresh, innovative artist who hails from Cleveland. His undergound track “Day N Nite” has created buzz for him over the past couple of months, and his mixtape A Kid Named Cudi (download link inside) landed him a deal with Good Music and two a features on Kanye West’s 808’s & Heartbreak LP.
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Dope or Nope 11/03- Another 808 Track

4 11 2008

Kanye West feat. KiD CuDi – Anyway

This is the fifth joint to leak off the 808’s & Heartbreak album by Mr. West. I heard that he was salty about the leak of Robocop which was unfinished. I say he push the album up to stop tracks from leaking on a weekly basis. I’m not listening to this joint because I don’t want to spoil the album (gotta keep it exclusive).
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Got Ya Covered: The Old Generation Vs. XXL’s New Generation

21 10 2008

XXL’s December issue features Hip Hop’s new generation. There are three different covers including newcomers Charles Hamilton, Wale, Asher Roth, B.O.B., and many more.



This cover is reminiscent to The Source’s outstanding June 1998 cover that featured raps new generation at the time. The cover was a three page fold out, and unfortunately I can only find the first page of it.

Other artists that made the cover were: Big Pun, Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz, Cam’Ron, Noreaga, and Canibus. Let’s evaluate where these artists are now…
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