Friday, November 11, 2011

[DOWNLOAD] @MARCLAW 11.11.11 ALBUM RELEASE x "LAW & ORDER"

The wait is over... He walked away Best Male Artist and kept the anticipation rolling through another Quarter. New Ish Friday after New Ish Friday, we waited for the Law & Order album of Mr. I Stay On The Grind and let me just say, the team better be glad this is a #CLASSIC lol. Track by track I honestly loved it all.

Favorites were Track 3, "Worried Bout" because I leaked it and the response was great, track 4, "Radio Killa", which is the single featuring Derty Den and that song is getting mad radio play. Track 9, "Love Me" feat Ashley Mar Shell was another favorite. I can go on, I mean there was some great production put into this so you know its got to be something worth your computer memory space. From Manifest to Gav Beats to Kream Kash, the production really put in work.

If I had to rate this out of five stars, I'm giving it 4... maybe 4.5. This project really took Marc Law out of the local category so please don't be offended if I'm around you and you mention his name in a conversation about local artists & i cut you off with an attitude. Reasons I don't give it a full 5: b/c I think he gave too much music and too many features for an album release. Plus "I Stay On the Grind shouldve been a bonus track lol. Look, its my opinion! Point blank, this was a great project. I'm the Sarcastic Renegade for a reason.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

[PREMIERE] "CHECK HOW HE DO IT: @DOMINANT843 INTERVIEW x SINGLE

THE LAYOUT

I came across Dominant online this year and finally we linked up and did some business. Like many artist consultants that run into new artists, I paid very close attention to his movement online, his write-ups & most importantly, his name, aka "the brand". I told myself, "Dominant? Oh I know this dude better be hot." Honestly, I really said that.

Being the asshole I am, naturally always finding what I don't like the most, there was not nay one song on his reverb page that didnt catch my attention. (Yes, I meant to type "not nay one" Lol). One or two weren't #RewindValue but the percentage of my head bop counts was at an alarming high rate.

Lyrically Twisted Ent. and Georgetown, SC is what he calls home. Dominant, a 2 time SCUMA Winner, took time to answer a few questions and allow this site to premiere and begin the promo/marketing push behind his newest single "Check How I Do It" produced by Big Kev.

THE SONG


Mobile Player


THE INTERVIEW
Q. As the new year approaches, what do u have in store for your fans? 
A. Really, introducing them to Dominant... "THE BRAND".  More music, blogs, videos, shows, you name it. Everytime you log onto your computer and visit a blog site, I want them to see my brand in some form and once I feel like I have the attention I'm looking for, then "CheckHowIDoIt" The mixtape will be released.
Q. Your music carries a lot of versatility, is this purposely or do u naturally make your music to accommodate a variety of people?
A. I've always been a pretty versatile artist. I dont make my music for a particular crowd, so I tend to switch it up so that EVERYONE can have something to vibe to.
I cant sing at all! lol  But I love making records with a R&B melody somewhere in it. I just like switching it up.
3. What makes you so different from any other artist in your genre in the Carolina Market?
A. Whats makes me unique... is my high pitched voice, my wittyness, and my concepts. I make the music many of rappers wanna try, but are afraid of killing there "tough" image so they play the safe road. There is no safe road with me.
Q. Your wins at the SCUMA, expected or surprising?
A. A lil of both honestly. I won "Mixtape of The Year" for "On My Way To Stardom" hosted by DJ Dynamite and "Best Collaboration" with Apollo for "Hate For Free"
The mixtape award took me by surprise because the nominess all had great product. I can honestly say my fans came threw with the votes, and I walked away with the victory.
 Q. Tell us some of the indie artists you have already collaborated with & some indies you plan on collaborating with...
A. Ummm, only indie artist ive worked with so far is my homie Apollo. S/O to him and the "Money Man" campaign he got going.
Artist I would love to work with though are Bettie Grind, Shelly B., Mantiz, Lil Brod, and the homie Don Dada out of the Metro. I admire each of there work ethic, and they make hits! That's all im aiming for... Hit records
Q. What are your views on the music industry  in the Carolina's?
A.  I feel we need more unity and cut out some of the favoritism some markets have going on. I feel more DJ's should be record breakers instead of baseing your playlist off of what the next DJ is playing. But the problem isnt all on the the dj's... ARTIST JUST NEED TO STEP IT UP... PERIOD. You cant go up to a DJ at 12a.m. in the club, during the middle of his set with your music on a blank cd you bought from Walmart with a Sharpie written on it, and expect him to take you serious. At the end of the day, this is a business, and more artist need to understand that part in full.
Q. What are your Top 5 fav mainstream artists, dead and/or alive?
A. in no particular order...
1) Lil Wayne
2)Jae Millz
3)Jadakiss
4)Biggie
5)Jay-Z
Q. Whata the next project lined up for "Check How I Do It"?
A. Really, attack the mixtape market just to get it out there a lil more. Working on puting some visuals to it by the end of this tear as well.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

[COMING SOON] NEW SINGLE FROM @DERTYDEN & @MARCLAW


New single to be featured on both "Law and Order" frm Marc Law and "Limitless" frm Derty Den releases Nov 1, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

LEAK ALERT: @BETTIEGRIND x "MR. FAMOUS"



Check out the new single from Bettie Grind titled, "Mr. Famous".

The new album "T.G.F.C." will be dropping November 15, 2011 hosted by DJ Chuck T.

For more info Text "BETTIEG" to 41242 to and check out his website www.bettiegrind.com



STAY TUNED: @KKILLA252 x "AKA PARKER BOI" FROM @LEGIONOFMUZIK


K.KILLA AKA PARKA BOI "COMING SOON"

Friday, September 9, 2011

LEAK ALERT: @MARCLAW x "WORRIED"

Definitely feeling this track sent in to me from the Tsunami Gang Boss Man & 2011 CMA Best Male Artist Marc Law.

Could this be a leak from teh highly anticipated album "Law and Order" that is said to be releasing Nov. 11??? Maybe... Remember you heard it hear first!!


"Worried" - Marc Law (Rough Version)

Monday, August 29, 2011

SONG OF DAY: DRAKE x "HEADLINES"

FEATURE: "25/8" THE MIXTAPE x DJ GATES x BOSS CHANDLER

mixtape image

DJ Gates Presents: Boss Chandler Present's 25/8 Ent


Featuring: Truth Da G.O.H.D, Yize,Kuda Bang, Blade Brown, Dex Boog, BizzleSTG, Supa Dame, Dre Ali, Killa Da Monsta & More!




FEATURE: @PRESIDENTS919 x "LEGENDARIES"


Legendary-Main by presidents919

PREMIER: THE CONTROVERSIAL & ANTICIPATED @DERYDEN x "CRAZY" VIDEO


First premiered on YoRaps! HERE and already at over 7k views as of today (Aug. 29)

VIDEO: REBELLIOUS x SOOPA KOOL x "MOVE DAT WORK"



Rebellious aka Shawt & G The Carolina Blueprint II "93 Octane" Scored by Sam King Mixtape Download now for free! HERE

EXCLUSIVE: JAY Z COMMENTS ON LIL WAYNE DISS



Wednesday, August 24, 2011

FEATURE: @SHELLYBMUSIC x 2011 UMA WINNER x "OTIS" SHE-REMIX"




Shelly B x Devani Ent.


 As many of you already know Shelly brought home the 2011 Underground Music Award for Best Female. According to my connects, her performance was outstanding and she graced the stage like a diva as usual. Here are some recap pictures from that night at BB King's in Times Square, New York City.









Shelly B x Keith Murray x Team Shelly B Divas


Check out the Official UMA-Artist of The Year News Brief on Yo!Raps.com HERE

Download "Shelly B – Shoe Fetish" Single On iTunes
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/shoe-fetish/id384135508

Download "Shelly B - "QUEEN" Mixtape On Datpiff
http://t.co/DfiqzA7

To get more information about Shelly B, contact her business management DeVaNy LLC at www.DeVaNyOnline.com


Featured below is her latest release for the fans showcasing what the "Monster in Stiletto's" is notorious for. There have been many remix releases to this Kanye and Jay single instrumental but this is the only female I have run into that has killed this. Shelly B doesnt just kill the track, she murders it and takes it to the funeral home herself. POW!




CONNECT WITH SHELLY B
Official: www.shellybthat.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/shellybmusic
Facebook: www.facebook.com/shellybnc
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/shellybthat

INTERVIEW: DERTY DEN X NIKKI NICOLE






RE-RELEASE:

"THANK YOU BEFORE LIMITLESS" MIXTAPE

09.02.11

HOSTED BY BUILD YA BRAND DJs, NIKKI NICOLE, & BRAND KNEW RADIO

REVIEW SAMPLE HERE


HIGHLY ANTICIPATED STREET ALBUM COMING SOON

VISIT WWW.DERTYDEN.COM

VIDEO: HOOD FEVER x HUGG E BEAR x BAD BITCH PARTY



FRIDAY AUG 26

CHECK OUT THE SNIPPET BELOW OF THE NEWEST SINGLE FROM HOOD FEVER

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DESIRABLE MAGAZINE ISSUE 3 SUMMER COVER SNEAK PEAK!



Make sure you check out there WEBSITE HERE

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VIDEO: MARC LAW x "LAW AND ORDER PROMO"


New promo video shot by 11 Ent's Hood Crucial for the upcoming project from Marc Law. Great visuals and we expect nothing but great music when it releases. When details come, I'll keep you posted. Follow @MarcLaw

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

VOTE SHELLY B; BRAND NUBIAN TO BE HONORED; 2011 UMA's

CLICK HERE TO VOTE

Multiple award-winning female emcee Shelly B aka Hollywood Shellz is proud to announce her nomination for the prestigious 2011 Underground Music Awards (UMA) in the category “UMA Female Artist Of The Year”.

“Being nominated for the UMAs is an honor for me and shows that people respect my grind,” says the Carolina raptress. “The Underground Music Awards is one of the most respected award shows, especially for up-n-coming and independent artists.”
Urban Threshold’s annual Underground Music Awards is the biggest national award show for independent artists, producers and songwriters in the USA. Past honorees and winners include Ice T, Naughty By Nature, EPMD, Slick Rick, DMC from Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Nicky Minaj, Cory Gunz, Freeway, Lil Mama, Remy Ma, Styles P, Papoose, Saigon, MIMS, Lumidee, Fred The Godson and many more!

The public will be able to vote for the winners of each category via online voting. The voting is now open and ends on August 11th, 2011. The nominee who receives the most online votes will win for the category he/she is competing in. One vote per day per user.

The prestigious award show will take place on August 21st at the famous B.B. Kings in NYC.
Shelly B is already an 8x winner at well-known award shows, including the CMA’s, NCUMA’s, SMES, and Queen City Awards. She has also been nominated for a Southern Entertainment Award (SEA) and Ozone Award. Her blazing new single “On My Diva” is currently heating up the clubs and airwaves in the U.S. Southeast.

To get more information about Shelly B, contact her business management DeVaNy LLC at www.DeVaNyOnline.com and Follow @ShellyBMusic

Vote once per day, everyday until August 11!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

SPORTS: Pass me some McNabb in a glass w/ ice. Stirred, not shaken.

McNabb. He's being passed around like Henny. The reason I lost love for the
Philadephia Eagles. I don't know if you remember how he played prior to Michael Vick, but I sure as hell do. I cant forget because I was constantly screaming at the television.

Here's the deal. Mcnabb's getting a little sensitive and I think this sensitivity is effecting THE GAME. Note, I didnt say him, or the team, THE GAME. It cant get any worse than the whole Brett Farve bad relationship fiasco, but its just as bad. #MyOpinion.

Here we have a 35 year old man about to be on a whole new team for the 3rd time. From my understanding, players play well when they have good connections with their other team mates. He's obviously still good if they're letting him go and I guess you can say he loves the game if he takes this pay cut to be moved to the Vikings... You know whats gonna happen next. The Farve curse lol. This wont be the last time he'll be in headlines about a team switch or similar. He'll probably retire trying to send "threats" for a pay raise. What amazes me is why he thinks constantly switching teams will make him a better player.

This picture is kinda wack. WTF? lol
He was a star play in early last decade then wouldn't even face Terrell Owens about the injury he got in I believe 2005 or 1006, something like that. Anyways, McNabb, this is your JOB. Your career. What are you doing? What are they doing? Why is it being allowed? What is it about McNabb that irks me so much? Who knows but we shall see this season coming up.

Now there hasnt been a confirmed deal made yet between the Redskins and the Vikings but it is said to be in a negotiation process. McNabb would have to agree to restructure the five-year, $78 million deal he signed with the Redskins, however, because the Vikings don't have enough cap room to fit him in with the way the new deal is currently structured. Vikings didnt have much luck with Farve's veteran skills but maybe they will with McNabb.

Tar Heels Fires Butch Davis... Not surprised!

Bucth Davis went 28-23 in four seasons at North Carolina.
Don't be too surprised about the firing of good ol' Coach Butch Davis.

Unfortunately the school had said. "the past year of turmoil amid an NCAA investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct was doing too much damage to the school's reputation."

Davis was hired in November 2006 as the new head football coach at UNC to replace John Bunting, who was fired in October 2006 after posting only one winning season in six years as head coach of the Tar Heels. Now, i guess the notary got to his head because here we are 5 years later seeing him be fired for, you might as well call it "cheating". #imjussayin



Remember back in 2007 he took a pay raise of allegedly $290,000 annually due to a year extension to coach the team? I mean, let's take a look at this dude's resume real quick courtesy of Wikipedia:

1973-1978 High School coach for several schools
1979–1983 Oklahoma State (TE/WR)
1984–1988 Miami (DL)
1989–1992 Dallas Cowboys (DL)
1993–1994 Dallas Cowboys (DC)
1995–2000 Miami
2001–2004 Cleveland Browns
2007–2011 North Carolina

...and today he gets dismissed nine days before the start of preseason practice. D*mn Butch! You was looking good until all this. "It was all good just a year ago..." *Kanye voice* One of the alleged charges included unethical conduct of former associate head coach John Blake, whom the NCAA accused of trying to steer players to late NFL agent Gary Wichard. For more on this story, CLICK HERE via ESPN. There will be a news conference tomorrow morning (7/28/2001) on Chapel Hill. I will not be attending, although I wish, but I am making my own connections to get some inside scoop when it all takes place.

ARTICLE: How bout some TRUTH behind "Otis" by Kanye West and Jay Z

We've all heard the track when it dropped at 1:11 am on July 21. Hopefully you all did. "Otis" is the 2nd release off of the "Watch the Throne" album releasing in August by moguls Jay Z and Kanye West. Etc, etc, etc all that info is on the other sites. On THIS site you will be informed of some of the hidden messages from my eyes that I know of and when it comes to this track, more than Otis Redding came to mind.

LISTEN HERE
My dear fellow readers, you probably didn't learn much about him in Us History but there's a historical "Otis" in America's history. Hence the doubling viewed graphic used for the release (as seen to the right). Allow me to introduce you to James Otis, one of the leaders of extremists, lawyer in colonial Massachusetts, and an early advocate of the political views that led to the infamous Revolution. Have you ever heard the phrase, "Taxation without Representation is Tyranny"? if not, now you have. It has often be related back to an infamous quote of his.

Not enough to amuse you?

Check this, out of the majority of the leaders of the Revolution, Otis was one a very few who favored extending the basic natural law freedoms of life, liberty and property to African Americans. Do you remember reading about the "Writs of Assistance"? They were never expiring documents that served like search warrants issued by British Americans in the 1760's that sparked major controversy in Massachusetts. James Otis had made alliances with Boston merchants, and in turn he instantly became a patriot star after the controversy. Now that's a major chess move. Don't you just love #POLITICS The British hated Otis' power so much that in 1769 he received a gash on the head by a British tax collector named John Robinson at a  British Coffee House. There's no proof of it but they tried to say he was crazy around the time he died. he died by a lightening strike, may I add. CLICK HERE for more on James Otis.

It's historic information like this for why I love Kanye West and of course Jay Z. My career started working on Hov's street team for the Blueprint albums and 2. It's only right, I continue... with or without a Rocafella box on my front step.

Want more READ this book... keyword: READ

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FEATURE: CAROLINA MUSIC GROUP PRESENTS CAROLINA MOVEMENT PT.2 HOSTED BY DJ B-SKI


I most definitely loved this mixtape. Of course, (1) Dj Bski hosted, (2) Nothing but good quality, real music content but also because (3) it combines a collection of some of the best indie artists throughout this state and gives much respect and notarization for artists that deserve way more cyber attention. Remember these names, enjoy the free tape. This is definitely being burned and put in my CD visor. *salute to #BYB

TRACKLIST

1. DJ B-SK INTRO
2. YOUNG SPROCKET - CAM NEWTON
3. CHAOS BLAZE - DIAMONDS ALWAYS SHINING
4. YOUNG DIRT - BIG TYME
5. APOLLO FT. BUD - MONEY MAN
6. DEBO DOLLAZ - ANOTHER DEAL
7. TRIB - I TEXTED YOUR GIRL
8. BLADE BROWN - POPULAR
9. KARMA - LIVE
10. J. VISIONZ - OUT MY ZONE
11. DENO DOLLAZ FT. JADEN - GET IT RITE
12.TED BUNDY - I KNOW
13. JLEGGS - WHO KILLED IT?
14.YIZE -JUST EXCUSES
15. DEVAAN NEW HILL & QUICK RMSTRONG - KILL YO SELF
16. GENERAL CHRYST - U KNOW MY MO
17.YOUNG DIRT - STILL UNDEFEATED
18. RED DRED - JEALOUS
19. DJ B-SKI OUTRO

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

"CRAZY" VIDEO PREVIEW FROM DERTY DEN DIR. BY CDUB-TV

The anticipation is building up every day. Constantly i'm asked "Where's Limitless". Constantly, anxiously, you watch, they watch, we feel you watching. The answer is "Coming Soon".

The purpose for the anticipation is prepare you for a project not no other. Not just because this is Derty Den. This, in fact, IS one of NC's most watched-- the purpose is to show this industry (in and out of NC) how much underground artists are constantly watched. It doesn't matter if you're News Feed or Timeline isn't flooded with a download link soon as you THINK?

The purpose is in the title itself! There are really no boundaries, no limits, and no restrictions within this  Industry. You make it how it is. You have the control. That's why this is an INDIE INDUSTRY. "Limitless" is a certified Album with certified production, marketing, and design. When it is finally released, you will be pleased and that is the main mission, as should for ANY mixtape or album. Its purpose is NOT just to please the critics, its to please the fans and to please the people behind the work. Music101 for ya! Love you all and enjoy this preview! To hear the full audio for "Crazy", chk out its first premier (and leak) on AllHipHop.com HERE

Thursday, July 21, 2011

FEATURE: MARC LAW (2011 CMA BEST MALE) & TSUNAMI GANG

2011 CAROLINA MUSIC AWARD BEST MALE WINNER, MARC LAW, AND THE TSUNAMI GANG (11 ENT.) AT 2011 AS THEY HIT THE RED CARPET, PREPARE FOR THEIR PERFORMANCE AND WATCH MARC LAW GET THE MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD.


LEAK ALERT: FLYBOI QUAN x "MARVINS ROOM RMX"




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Thursday, July 7, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: MS. PROPER x "#NODAYSOFF" MIXTAPE



I ran into female Hip Hop artist "Ms. Proper" on Twitter. Like many artists, she tweeted her mixtape to me and out of curiosity of her being a NC female artist, I stopped what I was doing to download it. Not saying I never check any of the links I am tweeted but, i usually just copy and paste them to check out later in my email notes. She represents both Fayetteville, NC and Richmond, VA. Born in VA, living in NC.
July 2, 2011 she released "#NoDaysOff" hosted by DJ White Owl and within 24 hours got a 3k count. She has this song called "OMG" on the tape that I'm crazy about and its gonna be playing in my car. I hope to work with her here and there so you'll hear more of her. Def worth the memory space of your laptop. #ENJOY!

She is also performing live on BET's 106 and Park for Wild Out Wednesday July
13th, 2011. (Text C to 79922 to vote for Ms Proper on that day). You might catch me promoting for her. #TeamCarolina Gotta support the grind.

Check out her website

LEAK ALERT: DEVAAN NEWHILL x SINCERE x "GLUTES"


4THQTRBIZ presents the first leak off of the mixtape entitled "QTR JUICE". The Mixtape features North Carolina emcees Devaan Newhill and Sincere of 4th Qtr Ent. It will be hosted by Fleet DJ & Build Ya BRand DJ, Dj Dellmatic.

#ENJOY



VIDEO: THE PRESIDENTS x "WELCOME"


"WELCOME" - THE PRESIDENTS (MP3)


"WELCOME" - THE PRESIDENTS (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

LEAK ALERT: NICKI MINAJ x "WE MISS YOU"

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

FEATURE: "H.U.S.H" x BACKCOURT FT. ROC CITI (@CAROLINABLEW1)


The second video from NC MC'S Devaan Newhill and Quick Rmstrong's "THE BACKCOURT". The video is for the track entitled H.U.S.H. and it features Roc Citi of 4thqtr. The video was shot and edited by Jay David of 4thqtr also known as CAROLINABLEW. My other half really is feeling the title and the meaning behind it and I gotta cosign the lyrics. *salute*




DOWNLOAD THE BACKCOURT MIXTAPE PRESENTED BY 4TH QTR ENT.
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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

FEATURE: NANCI O INTERVIEW WITH REBELLIOUS

Nanci O sits down with "Shawt" and "G", collectively known as REBELLIOUS, for an exclusive two part interview to catch up on their latest activity. Everything from crafting beats for Danity Kane, their performance in NYC, and how a social media conversation lead to hooking up with Conrad Dimanche
(Formerly of BadBoy Records) and Roc Nation AR Cal Nyantakyi.

About Rebellious aka "Shawt" and "G
":
Originated in 1999, REBELLIOUS, released their first album entitled "The Revelation". Also known as "Shawt" and "G", they have been compared to groups like Eightball and MJG, Outkast and UGK. Underground Entertainment Magazine says,"With rap sales' reportedly taking an all time hit, the industry is desperately looking for their prayers to be answered, and Rebellious is the next great thing.




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Monday, July 4, 2011

KANYE WEST & JAY Z REVEAL ALBUM ARTWORK & RELEASE DATE FOR "WATCH THE THRONE"


FINALLY we can stop whispering and hating and lying and whatever else the Industry is doing about the highly anticipation for this Kanye West and Jay-Z project. The frustration behind this collaborative effort called "Watch The Throne" can finally rest because we now hear it will arrive on August 2.


"The 10-track LP (four bonus tracks on the deluxe edition) will feature a guest appearance from BeyoncĂ© ("Lift Off") with production from Lex Luger ("H•A•M"), Swizz Beatz, No I.D., Hit-Boy and more." -Complex Magazine




Thursday, June 30, 2011

BEST VIDEO PARODY: DRAK & FRIENDS x "IM ON ONE"

Soon as I started watching I was about to die of laughter from the extra large Lacoste stitching from the "Drake" actor. Too funny.


VIDEO OF THE DAY: Ace Hood - "Go N Get It"

This is the video of the month to be honest. I got chills when it got to the end and we find out whats inside his backback. This songs brings my emotions to the surface. if you havent been through anything that he's rapping about then you wont understand the way im describing its greatness. S/O To Ace Hood. He performs this Friday in Henderson NC at the COnvention Center. Its a 2fifty5 Radio event. Also performing with him are my clients Premoe (EBW/GDA) and Paradox. *Salute*

Saturday, June 25, 2011

VOTE FOR PREMOE F/ LIL CHUCKEE "SWIPER" NOW!! *SALUTE*




PLEASE VOTE FOR THIS NOW TO BE ON THE NEXT COAST TO COAST MIXTAPE HOSTED BY JADAKISS!!


VOTING ENDS JULY 2

DEDICATION: Michael Jackson - Remember The Time

Out of all his videos, this video was my all time favorite. I used to do all the dance steps with my uncoordinated ass. You couldn't tell me I couldn't dance when this video dropped. I believe I got in trouble a few times for beating up my lil brother when he got in the way. lol

R.I.P Mike I love you!

FEATURE: NEMO ACHIDA x "DEDICATION"

Ran across this in my inbox. He's already got front page featuring on HipHopDX and this is some #GREATHIPHOP. Did I mention he's from my old Kentucky home?

Lexington, Kentucky's Nemo Achida makes his debut with this visual from his "Goodbye Brooklyn" EP, which is available for DOWNLOAD HERE.


In his words: "6 months ago I left my family, friends, & relationship back in Kentucky on the pursuit of opportunity. During this period I was inspired, enlightened, & BROKEN. One thing realized is that, you don't know what you're missing until you're standing around those who have it. New York City has always been associated with the conquering of dreams, while Brooklyn specifically associated with the greatest MC's. This tape is about Lyrical-growth. All of the music compiled on this 15 minute tape are moments, exaggerations, & extremes from my life, a journal even. I didn't create this for "hype" or "buzz", I wanted to document my experience....& rap just so happens to be my only outlet."


Nemo Achida - Dedication from Nemo Achida on Vimeo.

Friday, June 24, 2011

FEATURE: Friday Morning Lounge Crew x Asking "Why Hasn't J.Cole Blown Up Yet?" (VIDEO)

Friday Hip Hop Report Lounge crew discuss J.Cole's career, why hasn't he blown yet, his latest song "Work Out and the entire strategy behind his marketing.



@ValerieLora is joined by @LowKeyUHTN @MrMecc and @JasFly.

3-Way (The Golden Rule) (feat. Justin Timberlake & Lady Gaga)

YUNG LA DISSES T.I & YOUNG DRO @ M.E MUSIC WORKS STUDIOS

No, you read it correctly.

Yung LA is remembered for his verse on the radio and club single "Aint I". It peaked at the number 47 spot on Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 chart and remained on the charts for 16 weeks. Many of you might even remember his infamous split from Grand Hustle earlier this year through a viral video where he obtained a pink duck tatted on his face and multiple tear drop tattoos.

His moves, his career, and his face. Cant argue with that. Now, he has his own, Crush The Block, and will be releasing a alleged 10 track mixtape entitled "Tattoos and Jewelry".

Out of all the Grand Hustle team, his main beef is with T.I for some reasons we will never know in full. I think it was the lack of support for a project after his bust into the scene from the single "Aint I". It appears that there was no other bad blood from any other label mates, but like always, there is always that one person that has something extra to say about a situation. I came across this video from another Grand Hustle member:



SMH. I decided to research Inday. I found his Twitter and he's "313 ENT./GRANDHU$TLE PARTYS EVENTS BOOKING CONCERTS A&R" (Follow him @DAGREATINDAY)

The video confirms my earlier guess about a release dispute with his label.

So whats Yung LA response?

"IF THEY SAY HE GETTIN MONEY, THATS WHAT HE BE DOING"

"I swear im gettin money, crush the block, you gon respect it/
Ima crumb to a muthafuckin loaf, ima boss/
ima muthafuckin king to the South/
it aint no more T.I.P/
it aint no more of Young Dro/
he crushed the block for life and thats the way this shit gon go..."

He recorded "What I be Doing", which disses T.I and Young Dro, in the Down East, at the Legion of Muzik's Main Event Studio on Apr 23. You know it was all captured on footage.



Let's see where Yung LA takes us this Summer!

CHECK OUT LEGIONOFMUZIK

Thursday, June 23, 2011

VIDEO OF DAY: Bad Meets Evil - Fast Lane ft. Eminem, Royce Da 5'9

#GENIUS

R.I.P BETTY X



14 years ago today, Dr. Betty Shabazz (also known as Dr. Betty X), the wife of Malcolm X, died three weeks after results from injuries rescuing her grandson (also named Malcolm).

I remember it like yesterday. In 1997 I was in 5th grade and that was one of my years I had a phase for the love of the Muslim nation. My best friend was Chris Smith and I used to study with him and his family. I read the "Final Call" papers like it was a regular newspaper and I had contacted the Malcolm X college in Chicago and constantly wrote them because I "knew" that's the school I wanted to go to after High School. I wasn't even in Middle School yet. #TrueStory

Apparently the story was that her daughter, Qubilah" was arrested for conspiring to assassinate Louis Farrakhan. Betty took in her grandson Malcolm and he somehow set the house on fire. Betty went in the buring house to save him and was badly injured. Endign with her death June 23, 1997.

R.I.P. Betty

HELP ME build a school garden in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, NY

Hey my little cousin's school, Brooklyn Brownstone School, in Bed-Stuy is raising money to build a garden there and I want my readers to show some support if they can and donate. They're accepting anything from $1 to $1000! The goal is to reach $100 however and when you check out the link below you can see they have made it more than half-way so I want to see who I can get to help.

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See more about the Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn Brownstone School HERE and check out their video below:

DEDICATION: FREE BUJU BANTON

Today (6.23) Buju Banton was sentenced to 10 years in Federal Prison for conspiracy charges. Many people close to me tweeted me or posted on my wall the news links and I even got texts about it. My love for music grew on Reggae. I have this infamous picture of my baby brother and I in Italy where Im listening to a cassette player and it was a Bob Marley tape. From the day i could pick things up I always picked up my fathers cassette player or his tapes. My father got me attached to reggae, my mother allowed it to play around me and reggae was the 1st genre of music i feel in love with.


One of the most played reggae artists was Buju Banton. His voice, the lyrics, I grew to understand what he was saying. While my friends, from back then and even now, would pick on how it sounded like he wasn't saying any words, I actually heard each and every word. I understood the dialect in a matter of time.


I basically just wrote this article for the dedication and support to one of my favorite artists. This song below is the song I think many of his fans will relate to what he's going through right now:



and this one:


They're giving him time served so he should only have to do 6 years. Just another aspect of our gov't system. I've read about murderers and child molesters from out of Florida get less time. Below are 2 of his most popular songs in Jamaica and the one that he is most known for here in the States:



This was the follow up song:


We all know him for these 2 popular songs: