A Special Message From Nas: Go Out In Vote!

22 10 2008

Election day is two weeks away. Play your part and place your ballad. Don’t vote just because Nas said so, vote because you’re a US citizen which gives you the right to voice your opinion by default. Of course I’m rollin wit Obama, but evaluate both candidates before putting your bids in.





Seeing is Believing 10/9: New Nas, Murs & Mike Jones Vids!

9 10 2008

Nas feat. The Game & Chris Brown – Make The World Go Round

My least favorite track from the powerful Untitled album, yet it’s still a decent track. This is the most appealing track off the album and hopefully this will bring it past gold status.

Murs – Can It Be

Second video this week from Murs off the Murs For President joint. Don’t sleep.

Mike Jones feat. Trey Songz & Twista – Cutty Buddy

Mike Jones second single off the Voice of the Streets album due out Nov. 11th.





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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Seeing Is Believing 9/22: New Nas, Ne-Yo, R. Kelly, & More Vids!

22 09 2008

On today’s vid’s…

Nas says “Ya’ll My Niggas”

Ne-Yo, Jamie Foxx, & Fab make somethin for the “Independent Misses”

R. Kelly drops a new video

Ryan Leslie, Fab & Cassie talk about “Addictions”
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Polls Is Talkin’: The Best Rapper Alive Is…

16 09 2008

The people have spoken. Based on a recent poll asking “Who really is the best rapper alive”, there still was no answer since the results were all ties. The main three were the two self-proclaimed “best rappers alive”, while the other was one of my favorite MC’s of all time, Andre 3000. Peep the results below:
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Polls Is Talkin’: The Official Song of the Summer Is…

2 09 2008


As we say goodbye to Summer of ’08, its only right that we highlight the song of the summer. Based on a poll right here on Hip Hop A.D., readers had to vote for the official summer anthem. With a million and one rappers using the instrumental, crazy radio and video spins, a album selling “a milli” in one week, its only obvious that Lil Wayne’s “A Milli” is the official summer banger.
Here are the top 5 summer songs based off the poll results:

1. Lil’ Wayne – A Milli
2. Young Jeezy feat. Kanye West – Put On
3. Nas – Hero
4. DJ Khaled feat. Various Artists – Out Here Grindin’
5. Ace Hood feat. Rick Ross – Cash Flow

If you disagree with the poll results, take the proactive approach and participate in the polls. Hit up the latest poll to voice your opinion.





Dope or Nope 8/19: New Jeezy feat. Nas!

20 08 2008

Young Jeezy feat. Nas – My President is Black


In 2006 when Nas announced his album title “Hip Hop is Dead”, it caused controversy in the rap game. Artists such as Dem Franchise Boyz, T.I., and others expressed their thoughts about the title. One artists who did it publicly on a radio station in Philly was Young Jeezy, who heavily criticized Nas’ street credibility and eventually walked off the radio station furiously. About two years later, Jeezy takes a more political approach with his latest LP and reconciled his differences with Nas to bring a conscious record titled “My President is Black”.
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The Source 20th Year Anniversary Covers

19 08 2008


Here are all 4 covers for The Source’s 20th Anniversary issue with legendary director Spike Lee as the guest photographer.
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Nas Interview w/ Tavis Smiley

18 08 2008

I’m a day late, but better late than never. I peeped this on illRoots.com, new Nas interview with Tavis Smiley. Nas discusses everything from the controversy from his current release, to his inspirations, to the N word itself. Some real talk said here, peep the vid.





Rock The Bells 2008 Recap

11 08 2008

The Rock the Bells concert took place on August 9th in San Bernardino, CA at the Glen Helen Pavilion. Despite the heat, it was an amazing show and definitely worth it. Peep the full story to get a breakdown of the acts.
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