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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Throwback Tuesday: Stagga Lee - Roll Wit M.V.P. (We Be Like!)

I actually expected dude to be around longer. I mean its not like dude was garbage or anything

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Purple City's Shiest Bubz - "The International Bud Dealer"

The longtime Dipset affiliate, CEO of Purple City, connoisseur
of piff, and Harlem hero Shiest Bubz is back on the map. Since
Purple City's last release in 2007, "Jim Jones Presents:
The Purple Album," Shiest has quietly refined his flow, his sound
and reconfigured the core members of the Purple City movement.
Now he returns with "The International Bud Dealer" (a/k/a "The I.B.D.")
which is really Shiest's effort to make himself the most important
solo artist in the Purple City movement. "The music business is funny.
When Purple City first came on the scene in 2005, a lot of people brushed them
aside as an insignificant Dipset spinoff group and then their debut album
sold over 65,000 units worldwide. Now, here we are in 2009... Dipset
looks to have dissolved and along with Jim Jones' Byrdgang and
Juelz's Skull Gang, Shiest's Purple City movement is as relevant as ever in
terms of New York street rap. A lot of people are going to be surprised by
the quality of the music on this new album. It also does not hurt that Shiest
probably has the most entertaining overall persona in all of New York hip-hop
right now... if Cheech and Chong ever wanted to be a rapper, they would definitely
want to be Shiest Bubz," Says Chuck Wilson, the CEO of Babygrande Records.

Law 6: Court Attention At All Cost (Joaquin Phoenix's Rap Career)

I dunno how many of the readers are familiar with the 48 Laws of Power but I just happened to be reading the chapter on that law when I caught this video. I had originally planned to use the title for a post on 50 leaking Rick Ross' baby's mother's sex tape but this clown is doing everything written in the chapter.

The book states:

Part I: Surround Your Name With The Sensational And Scandalous

Draw attention to yourself by creating an unforgettable, even controversial image. Court Scandal. Do anything to make yourself seem larger than life and shine more brightly than those around you. Make no distinction between kinds of attention - notoriety of any sort will bring you power. Better to be slandered and attacked than ignored.

The whole concept of dude rapping is just so sensational that it screams scandal. Plus that ridiculous beard is definitely unforgettable.

Part II: Create An Air Of Mystery

In a world growing increasing banal and familiar, what seems enigmatic instantly draws attention. Never make it too clear what you are doing or about to do. Do not show all your cards. An air of mystery heightens your presence; it also creates anticipation - everyone will be watching you to see what happens next. Use mystery to beguile, seduce even frighten.

This is what Joaquin has been doing since he announced his rap career. Since day one his career has been shrouded in mystery and we still don't even know if he is really serious or if its all one big elaborate hoax. Throw a "documentary" chronicling his career that neither confirms or denies his seriousness and we are still left asking if he is just doing what he does best, acting. When you take into account that most of us have never actually heard his music the situation starts to resemble the story of Mata Hari that is outlined in the book.

Joaquin Phoenix has done an amazing job getting people talking about him, dude wasn't this popular when his movies where hot. If he his serious then I hope the best of luck to him.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Melyssa Ford KING Magazine Shoot

AB The Producer x Stussy

AB The Producer x Stussy from ricky parker on Vimeo.

I dunno if people really know about Stussy other than surfers(who I doubt even read this), the skaters and the hypebeasts that stay up on their streetwear shit. I mean I'm out of the loop on "normal". Just yesterday I found out my sister didn't know who Leah McSweeney was and never heard of Married To The MOB so like I said I dunno what people are up on but Stussy is official.

Check out more music by AB The Producer at Studio43

Krumbsnatcha - Feeling

Boston Springfield Native (so why is he wearing a yankee's cap?) recently dropped a video for the Kanye sampled track "Feeling", produced by Mr Walt of Da Beatminers, off his new album Hidden Scriptures. Krumbsnatcha has been known amongs hip hop fans for sometime, having done songs with Gangstarr and becoming the first independent artist to ever receive the much coveted Hip Hop Quotable in The Source magazine.

Since I'm already on the topic of Krumbsnatcha I challenge y'all to find a copy of the movie The Urban Massacre, hands down the most awful yet still incredibly entertaining movie I've seen in my life (I'm not even sure Killa Season is this bad). I found it on vhs in a bin at Walmart for something like $1.

Saigon & Statik Selektah "All In A Days Work"

For those that need to be brought up to speed, Saigon and Statik Selektah teamed up and created an album from scratch in a single day, hence the name All In A Days Work. The duo worked a deal with Amalgam Digital, the home of Joe Buddden, to release the album March 17th in digital format, a week after the creation of the album, something that had previously been unheard of as it usually takes 60-90 days set up time.

Download Saigon & Statik Selektah’s "Spit"
Download Saigon & Statik Selektah’s "The Rules"

Bonus: Budden comments on Saigon signing to Amalgam Digital

The Biggest "Loss" That I've Seen Thus Far

The folks over at Allhiphop are reporting that the real Freeway Ricky Ross may not be released from prison later this month because the COs(Officer Ross?) have seemed to have "lost" his papers. How do you lose something that important a month before a guy gets out? The CIA sold dude the shit that put him in there and now that its time for him to get out they're trying to keep him behind bars.

Richie Sosa "Fuck You Pay Me"

Richie Sosa "Fuck You Pay Me"

I'mma go ahead and say it... no one in Canada is seeing Richie Sosa right now. Dude is a beast and stays on his grind

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Throwback Tuesday: Smilez & Southstar - Tell Me

The second single by the Orlando duo and the only song to ever garner them any real success. I still remember seeing this on 106 & Park at the same time as Ja's Mesmerize which had the exact same sample.

Monday, March 9, 2009

We'll Always Love Big Poppa

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Bambu on Vimby

Chris Brown In Court

Chris Brown In Court Footage

Gucci Mane's Favorite Producer Zaytoven

Zaytoven has Atlanta on smash with several singles on the radio including Gucci Mane "Stoopid", OJ Da Juiceman "Make The Trap Say Aye", Gorilla Zoe "What It Is", and the Shop Boyz "Up Thru Dere"

Raekwon - Staten We Go Hard

Raekwon - Staten We Go Hard

New Tracks From Mims

King Of
Donkie Booty Ruff
Beat It Up Like A Drummer

Jedi Mind Tricks Interview With Vimby

It Appears that Jus Allah is back after being absent for 2 albums. When did this happen? This the first I'm hearing of it.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

50 Talks Blood On The Sand

I've been playing this none stop the last 2 days its actually a dope game, my only complaint is it doesn't have offline co-op

DJ Smallz sits down with Playaz Circle

Richie Sosa ft. Remo Da Rapstar "So What"

Richie Sosa ft. Remo Da Rapstar "So What"

Two Eminem Albums In 2009

SANTA MONICA, CA - March 5, 2009 – Eminem, the biggest selling music artist of the decade, officially announced the street date of his eagerly awaited new album; his first original studio album in over four years. Relapse (Interscope/ Aftermath/Shady) will be released on May 19, 2009. The first single from the album and its accompanying video will see a simultaneous release on April 7th.

Anticipation for Relapse has been building since the fall, when Eminem first announced the album title and debuted the freestyle, “I’m Having A Relapse,” during an interview on his Shade 45 satellite radio station. Last month, the release of “Crack A Bottle” from Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent brought that anticipation to a head. The track soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (Eminem’s second #1 after 2002’s “Lose Yourself”) and set a Nielsen SoundScan record for opening week download sales (418,000). The recording ranked third in the history of all weekly download sales. “Crack A Bottle” will be included as an album track on Relapse.

With the announcement of the release date for Relapse also comes confirmation of something that had been rumored in recent weeks: Eminem is already working on a follow-up album, Relapse 2, that fans can expect in the second half of 2009. "A lot of people were expecting Relapse to drop last year," said Eminem. "I was one of them. Then Dre and I went back in the studio in September for a few days, and that turned into six months. We were on such a roll; we wound up with a ton of new music produced by Dre. Putting out Relapse 2 will let everyone get all of the best stuff."

Eminem has sold more than 75,000,000 albums worldwide. His previous studio album, Encore, reached #1 and dominated the charts in late 2004. Certified quadruple platinum and spinning off four Top 40 Hot 100 hits, the Grammy-nominated disc has sold more than 11,000,000 copies around the globe. The #1, double platinum, 2005 greatest hits collection, Curtain Call: The Hits and #2, platinum, 2006 various artists compilation, Eminem Presents: The Re-Up, followed. In October 2008, Eminem released "Eminem: The Way I Am", a book compiling thoughts, stories, and memorabilia from various points in his life. The book entered the New York Times Best-Seller list at #11.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Vida Guerra: Exposed

Vida Guerra: Exposed (2006) Full DVD Stream

*Edit Forbez no longer has the video available but it can be seen here.

Cymarshall Law Visits's "Back Yard"

Verbal Kent & Kaz One f/Braille "Faith"

Brave New Rap, the long awaited collaboration album between Chicago Heavyweights Verbal Kent and Kaz One is set to be released April 1st, 2009 on Gravel Records.

Verbal Kent & Kaz One f/Braille "Faith"

J. Wells f/Estelle, Styliztik Jones & Verse "You Don't Love Me"

J. Wells f/Estelle, Styliztik Jones & Verse "You Don't Love Me"


Backwoodz Studioz is proud to present Guilty Party, a brand new collaborative project with MarQ Spekt and producer Lex Boogie From the Bronx. One producer, one MC; Guilty Party is a stylistic return to the gritty mid-nineties basement sessions that Spekt hones his craft in. It's a return to lo-fi, extra filthy samples and hard-as-granite lyrics. Spekt is an Mc's MC, but on this project he expanded his palette by co-producing beats with Lex Boogie as the two came to boil down the essence that is Spekt.

Download Guilty Party

Chris Brown & Rihanna's Reunion Psychoanalyzed

Bonus: Richie Sosa - Don't Get Rihanna'd Man

Señor Kaos - Girls Rock Too REMIX

Señor Kaos - Girls Rock Too REMIX Video from Señor Kaos on Vimeo.

Mista Mista ft LJC "Adjust My Tie"

Mista Mista ft LJC "Adjust My Tie" directed by Josue "SWAY" Mendez from MISTA MISTA on Vimeo.

Download the "Where It Started At" mixtape

DJ Smallz with Rick Ross, Daz Dillinger & Justice League