Saturday, January 31, 2009

[Video] 50 Cent Threatens Rick Ross

“Hey what’s up? Alright, y’all caught me. I was practicing for my new rock-n-roll album.”

50 Cent takes a break from recording his "rock album" to discuss his new beef with Rick Ross. 50 states that he is gonna fuck Officer Ricky's life up for fun, and says that he has already purchased the court transcripts from Ricky's past life. He also takes a shot at DJ Khaled calling him a "faggot." Being that 50 is one of the most entertaining characters in hip-hop, when situations like this arrive he is more then willing to get it on and take it to wax. He has taken part of three of the most entertaining rap beefs in history in recent years, and most certainely bows down to nobody. I look forward to hearing more disses from 50, since I could careless for Ross and his bullshit music.

[Audio] Fat Joe ft. Akon - One

Here goes the first single off Fat Joe's untitled new album, featuring none other than Akon. Fat Joe is one of the most diverse artists in the game, rangeing from joints like "That White" produced by DJ Premier to "Make It Rain" featuring Lil Wayne. He definitely has the ability to make a hit over any type of beat, but I'd personally like to see his ol' school D.I.T.C. swagger back.

Fat Joe ft. Akon - One

[Audio] Raekwon - Yes Sir (ft. Ghostface Killah & Crooked I)

On February 19th, Stenge-O-Matic of Anotha Level will be releasing a project called “The Live & Direct Show” which features none-other-than Crooked I. However, this project is more than a regular underground feature as Crooked I appears along side the Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon and Ghostface Killah. Many Hip Hop fans would consider this to be a “dream team” collaboration. Fans are able to preview the track on the project’s MySpace page and can make their purchase through Amazon when it becomes available. Those who are not familiar with Stenge-O-Matic’s group Anotha Level may be interested to know that their first album “On Anotha Level” was executively produced by Ice Cube and sold over 250,000 records in 1994. Stenge’s upcoming “Live & Direct Show” also features T.I., Glasses Malone, Akon and many more. Make sure to cop this project and support this heat!

[News] Lupe Cancels LupEND, Still Releasing Album In June

It looks like the end of Lupe's career is further away then expected. In a new blog entry he cancels the release of LupEND and states that an album will still be dropping in June. So basically more music from Lupe...awesome.

"Due to circumstances beyond my control...the album roll out has changed radically...LUPE.N.D. has been postponed indefinitely!!!

As a matter of fact consider it cancelled until further notice!!!

Sorry Guys & Gals!!!!...the rumor mill and bitch ass cowards are going to have a field day with this one!!!...I'll just keep quiet about the actual reasoning so everybody can put their very special two cents in... what now???

Actually an album is still coming in June...Thats Right!!!...Drum Roll Please...


Yeah thats the new title...

want the tracklist?


1. Song #1
2. Song #2
3. Song #3
4. Song #4
5. Song #5
6. Song #6
7. Song #7
8. Song #8
9. Song #9
10. Song #10
11. The Greatest Rap Song Ever Made

No B.S.

See ya'll in June and again in December and again next June...

LupE.N.D. right after that...when the liberation comes!!!...

also JAPANESE CARTOON "IN THE JAWS OF THE LORDS OF DEATH" drops the same day as "THE GREAT AMERICAN RAP ALBUM"...Matthew Santos this spring...oh yeah...FNF UP!!!

I hate the music business...but I love music...Grammy's Here We Come!!!"

[Video] Slaughterhouse Interview w/ Miss Info

Miss Info caught up with Slaughterhouse after their dope performance at S.O.B.'s in NYC recently. They discuss how the group formed, future plans for the group and much more, real solid interview, check it out.

[Video] ImNaShitFoolTV: Ciroc Obama

Here some footage of Royce chillin' with Diddy down in Tampa at a Super Bowl party. Word is that Royce & Joe may be doing some ghostwriting for Diddy's new album, which would be a good look for Diddy.

Friday, January 30, 2009

[Audio] J.R Writer ft. Fred Money & Charlie Clips - Writer, Money & Drugs

Here is a new joint off J.R Writer's forthcoming album, Cinecrack, to be released March 31st through Babygrande Records. He gathers his brother Fred Money some dude Charlie Clips and a dope beat from The TrakDealaz. J.R isn't putting out records like he was back when the Dip's were poppin', but when he drops a joint he always comes correct. Added two bonus joints supposedly off Writers Block Vol. 6, but who knows if that is even dropping.

[Video] DukeDaGod's New Producer, AraabMuzik

Here is some footage of Dipset & DukeDaGod's new producer, AraabMuzik goin' buck wild on the MPC at a local bar. The bar most definitely looks dead but this dude has some crazy talent with the MPC, I look forward to hearing what he can cook up for the Dips.

[Audio] Termanology - Tight Pants Are For Girls

Here is a new track from Term' over some classic DJ Premier production. As you can see from the title, Term' is not feelin' all these dudes walking around wearing pants that look like they belong on a female. I definitely can agree with him on that one; what ever happened to the baggy pants fad? Anyway, enjoy some new Term', the colloboration album with Statik Selektah is comin' real soon.

Termanology - Tight Pants Are For Girls

Thursday, January 29, 2009

[Audio] 50 Cent - Officer Ricky (Go Head,Try Me) (Rick Ross Diss)

Recently southern artist Rick Ross took shots at 50 Cent on the song "Mafia Music." He stated “I love to pay ya bills, can’t wait to pay ya rent/Curtis Jackson, baby mama ain’t looking for a cent/Burn the house down, you gotta buy another/Don’t forget the gas can, jealous stupid motherfucker.” Now either Rick Ross has some top notch ghostwriters lined up or he's just plain stupid. 50 basically lives for beef, and has certainly been in his fair share of battles. With both artists releasing albums in the near future, look for a new battle to begin in hip-hop. Personally I don't think Rick Ross stands a chance in this battle, he should just let this diss track from 50 be the last and move on with his life, we'll just have to wait and see what Officer Ricky does. 50 also takes shots at Lil Wayne & DJ Khaled in this song, he's obviously trying to get as much promotion for his album as he can. Major props to MissInfo for the linkage.

50 Cent - Officer Ricky (Go Head, Try Me) (Rick Ross Diss)

[Audio] DJ Suss.One - Who Shot Ya 2K9 (ft. Red Cafe, Uncle Murda & Maino)

DJ Suss.One from Power 105.1 Radio Station in NYC gathered up three of New York's hardest rappers for a 2009 version of Biggie & Diddy's classic joint "Who Shot Ya." This has got to be one of the most used instrumentals in hip-hop history, yet the beat never seems to get old. All three rappers go in on this one, NY Stand Up!

DJ Suss.One - Who Shot Ya 2K9 (ft. Red Cafe, Uncle Murda & Maino)

Busta Rhymes ft. Red Cafe & Uncle Murda - Please Give Me More Ammo

[Video] Lil Wayne - Interview With Katie Couric (Preview)

Katie Couric of CBS recently met with Lil' Wayne in an interview that will air before Tuesday nights Grammy Awards Show. This is just a little preview of the interview, and you can already tell it will be entertaining.

[Audio] Q-Tip - Renaissance Rap (Remix) (ft. Busta Rhymes, Raekwon & Lil Wayne)

Here is the remix to Q-Tip's "Renaissance Rap," which is one of my favorite cuts off his latest album, The Renaissance. He gathers up Busta Rhymes, Raekwon & oddly enough Lil' Wayne for a dope remix. You already know when Q & Busta get together it's gonna be ill, but throw in Raekwon & Lil Wayne and you got yourself a classic lineup. Props to the NMC for this one.

Q-Tip - Renaissance Rap (Remix) (ft. Busta Rhymes, Raekwon & Lil Wayne)

[Audio] Papoose - Amnesia

Here's another track left off Pap's new mixtape, 21 Gun Salute. Pap' has been putting in work so far in the new year, hopefully we'll see that debut album at some point.

Papoose - Amnesia

[Audio] Saigon on Streetsweeper Radio

Here is some audio of Saigon on DJ Kay Slay's Streetsweeper Radio discussing his long delayed album, the indie/major label situation & his beef with Joe Budden. Sai' & Joe will continue to take shots at each other until they finish the battle or take it to the boxing ring. If you didn't see this recent interview Joe did with HipHopGame, he announces the beef is dead, but still manages to take a couple jabs at Sai'.

Saigon - Streetsweeper Radio Interview

[Video] Crooked I & Joell Ortiz Freestyle

Here some footage from Royce's ImNaShitFoolTV of Crooked I & Joell Ortiz kickin' a freestyle for the internet soldiers. If you haven't heard the Slaughterhouse "Move On" remix check it out below.

Slaughterhouse - Move On (Remix)

[Audio] Styles P ft. Tre Williams - Streetlife

Here is the first joint of DJ O.P's forthcoming mixtape, Courvoisier Time, which will feature new joints from all three Lox members. This joint is real layed back, and Tre Williams does his thing on the chorus.

Styles P ft. Tre Williams - Streetlife

[Video] Scram Jones ft. Saigon, Rhymefest & Haffa - Yes We Can

Here is the official video to "Yes We Can," which serves as the first cut for Scram Jones forthcoming album. The track & video feature Saigon, Rhymefest, & Scram's new artist Haffa.

Scram Jones ft. Saigon, Rhymefest & Haffa - Yes We Can

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

[Audio] Raekwon & Ghostface Killah - Criminology 2 ('09)

Here goes a sequel to Rae & Ghost's classic joint, "Criminology," off Raekwon's debut album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. In this version, The RZA switched up the beat a lil bit, but maintained the overall sound of the first one. This song is a strong sign that Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 will actually drop this year, with a rumored release date of April 7th. I'm a huge fan of the Wu-Tang and I am definitely hoping this album finally see's the light of day. Huge props to Splash for premiering this one & NahRight for supplying the dirty version.

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah - Criminology 2 ('09)

[Audio] Jay-Z - When The Money Goes

Here goes an unreleased Jay-Z joint titled "When The Money Goes," which is rumored to have been recorded for his last album, American Gangster. Throw some headphones on and listen to this layed back joint from Hov. Shouts to the homie Young through way of Dan Green for liberating the No DJ/CDQ version.

Jay-Z - When The Money Goes

[News] Reks Preps Release of More Grey Hairs

First up for Reks in ’09 is his album-before-the-album (and addendum to his last album), More Grey Hairs, due in stores by the spring.

“This [is] a collection of material that we felt should have made ‘Grey Hairs,’ but we just could not extend ‘Grey Hairs’ any further,” Reks explained to DX of his forthcoming release. “We had a bunch of records that we had already prepared that we felt like were good enough but were just not fitting into the whole collective as much as the other records were. And so these records were put aside so we could release ‘em shortly after ‘Grey Hairs’ dropped… [But] “System” [is] a new record. We did a few new records for [‘More Grey Hairs’].”

A host of up-and-coming producers helm the bulk of the trackwork on More, including Immortal Technique’s deejay, G.I. Joe, who crafted the album’s first official offering, the aforementioned “System.” The budding beatmaker having been brought to Reks attention following his appearance on the scratchfest, “No Mistakes Allowed,” from Statik Selektah’s first full-length, 2007’s Spell My Name Right. Also putting in work on More is Florida-based trackmaster Timeless Beats, who contributed the soulful lament on the realities of our recession era “Dear Winter” and Reks’ former classmates at the University of Massachusetts, the Soul Searchers, who were absent from the creation of Grey Hairs but instrumental in the construction of Reks’ 2001 Landspeed Records debut, Along Came The Chosen, as well as his self-distributed Rekless street album in ’03 (which Reks revealed to DX he plans to re-release sometime later this year).

But it’s not all lesser-known producers supplying the sonic foundation for Reks’ rugged rhymes on his latest offering. More does boast a couple big names behind the boards, including DJ Premier, who laced Reks with one of his most impressive productions of ’08 for “Say Goodnight” from Grey Hairs, and once again provides the match to light the fire of Reks’ furious flow on “Cloud 9.” And of course the Executive Producer of Grey Hairs, Statik Selektah, puts in plenty of work on More Grey Hairs.

And while light on guest appearances this go-round, Statik’s other celebrated Showoff spitter Termanology is added alongside Skyzoo for a remix of the Soul Theory produced slow burner from Grey Hairs, “Money On The Ave.”

As for the content of More Grey Hairs, much like its predecessor Reks easily upstages his cash-and-ass contemporaries by skillfully weaving in to his rhymes a vast array of topics, ranging from discussions of politics to painfully personal revelations.

“I got this record, ‘Good Night, And Good Luck,’ where it’s more [of] a [storytelling track],” Reks revealed of one of his new conceptual gems. “I’m kinda like dealing with a relationship gone bad, and how it affects the children… I deal with relationships [on ‘More Grey Hairs’], [and I] still [address] the emcee topic, [which] is gonna be rampant because I’m just so fed-up with some of this b.s. that we’re receiving from artists nowadays… If they’re gonna beat us in the head with the bullshit, then I’m gonna beat them in the head telling them how weak their bullshit is.”

Following the release of More Grey Hairs, the outspoken orator is dropping a politically-minded mixtape with the aid of 1914, another Sunshine State production source in Reks’ rolodex, and the beatmakers behind “Long While” from Grey Hairs.

Additional mixtape collabos with Soul Theory and Statik are on Reks’ ’09 itinerary to surround the release of his official new studio album. Due sometime this summer, the project is currently untitled, but Reks ensures the eventual title he selects for his next offering of all-original material will not have the word “grey” anywhere in it.

“There will be no [titles and topics] that deal with the aging process any longer,” he said of his future songs and albums. “I think I found my fountain of youth.”

[News] Koch Records Changes Name to E1 Music

Effective today (January 27), independent powerhouse Koch Records will now be known as E1 Music.

The initiative comes directly from parent company E1 Entertainment, in a concerted effort to merge their portfolio of over 100 global subsidiaries under one umbrella.

The company's urban division will remain in New York City, while the main office is set to relocate to Long Island, NY by the end of February.

The name change comes as the company plans a loaded 2009 with anticipated 1st quarter releases from D-Block, Alchemist, Juelz Santana's Skull Gang, Havoc of Mobb Deep, and Slim Thug.

"We are looking at the best year in our history," an excited Alan Grunblatt, General Manger of E1 Music, told "We are just changing our name to E1 and will continue to change the game."

With a library of over 15,000 songs and 3,700 feature films, E1 Music President Bob Frank is confident the label will maintain its near-decade of dominance in the independent Hip-Hop scene.

"E1 Music will pick up where Koch Records left off as the #1 Independent 8 years running," Frank explained to "These are very challenging but exciting times for the recorded music business. We have positioned the company perfectly so that we can continue to win!"

The new arrangement does not affect the status of artist and ByrdGang leader Jim Jones, who will retain his A&R position for the label.

[Video] Serius Jones vs. Charles Hamilton at S.O.B.'s

Check out this friendly battle between Serius Jones & Charles Hamilton during the Who's Next Live Music Series event at S.O.B.'s last night. Shouts to Music Addicts Only for the footage.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

[Audio] Havoc - Watch Me

Here goes the first single off Havoc's upcoming solo album, Hidden Files, to be released Feb 24. on E1 Music formerly known as Koch Records. I posted the track list/cover recently, there may however be some slight changes before the album is released. Anyway this joint is pretty hot, but certainly doesn't resemble anything off his first solo album. With a radio friendly beat and the help of newcomer Ricky Blaze on an auto-tuned chorus, it appears that Hav' is seeking some mainstream success with this album. Wack rappers & auto-tune or Havoc & some auto-tune? You already know where I stand on that one. Also on Feb. 24th, Mobb Deep will be releasing The Infamous Instrumentals, which will include the beats to the groups classics, including "Shook Ones Pt. 2", "Quiet Storm," and "Survival of the Fittest." Free P!!!

Havoc - Watch Me

[Audio] J. Cardim - Born and Raised x Straight Cash (Remix)

Up and coming producer J. Cardim released his first compilation-style project Your Favorite Rapper’s Favorite Producer on 1-19-09. The album, hosted by world renowned DJ and Hip-Hop tastemaker DJ Envy, is 22 songs deep and boasts a list of cameos that reads like a who’s who of today’s Hip-Hop circuit. J. Cardim, a New York resident by way of Rio Di Janeiro and Boston has been on the scene for several years crafting superior soundscapes for many of Hip-Hop’s most talented and highly esteemed MCs including; Lil Wayne, Shawty Lo, Fat Joe, Cassidy, Red CafĂ©, Styles P, Saigon, Wale and Talib Kweli. The album is available through all major digital music stores including: iTunes, Amazon, Amalgam Digital & Dicemusicgroup. Here are a couple joints off the album, courtesy of Matt from Mac Media.

[Video] Uncle Murda on True Stories Radio

In this edition of True Stories Radio, Uncle Murda discusses why he hates the police, his relationship with Jay-Z since his ROC departure, and his new projects for 2009. Check out Murda on firstdegreemurda, or at his twitter page. I also included a couple of his newest joints, be sure to download "Murdera" it's a problem.

Uncle Murda - Murdera

Uncle Murda - You Gotta Love It (New York, New York)

[Audio] Grafh - After Party (At The Diner)

Here goes the first single titled, "After Party (At The Diner)," off Grafh's upcoming album The Evolution. Also check out this new mixtape entitled, Flatline, hosted by DJ Fade, featuring new joints from Grafh & the rest of Black Hand Entertainment.

Grafh - After Party (At The Diner)

[Video] Styles P - Jenny Boom Boom Interview

In this interview Jenny asks Styles how The LOX remain so loyal to eachother, and how they divide up their earnings. Styles also gives a quick promo for his new DVD, Phantom Gangster Chronicles Vol. 1.2, which is available now.

[Video] Wale & Colin Munroe In The Studio

Here is some footage of Wale & Colin Munroe rehearsing their "Will I Stay (Remix)" at Chung King Studios in NYC. The joint which also featured Dallas Austin appeared on Colin's recent mixtape, Colin Munroe Is The Unsung Hero.

[Video] Ron Browz - Jumping (Out The Window)

Here goes the official video for Ron Browz recent hit, "Jumping (Out The Window)," which will appear on his debut solo album of the same title. There have been rumors circulating of a March 17th release date, but all I can confirm is that it will be released through Universal Motown.

Ron Browz - Jumping (Out The Window)

[Audio] N.O.R.E. ft. Sean Kingston - On and On

Here is the finished product of the NORE & Sean Kingston collabo joint "On and On," produced by Hazardous Sounds. The track is set to appear on NORE's forthcoming solo album, S.O.R.E. (Still On The Run Eating), coming soon to a blog near you. Props to 57thave.

N.O.R.E. ft. Sean Kingston - On and On

[Video] CNN - World Domination Tour Pt. 1

In promotion of the new CNN album “Channel 10″, Capone-N-Noreaga have embarked on their World Domination Tour !! Follow the duo as they go on a 30 day tour tearing down venue after venue. Everyone has gotten to know N.O.R.E. pretty well now through his vlogs, but we have rarely seen or heard from Capone. Not anymore! Watch as the duo travel through city after city and take a peek into their life on the road as one of hip-hops most respected duo’s!
In this first installment, join CNN in Switzerland as the duo prepare backstage for their first performance of the tour. Then follow them on stage as they run through some classic joints! This is only the begging of CNN’s World Domination Tour!!!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

[Audio] Lloyd Banks - Holy Matrimony

It looks like Lloyd Banks is continuing his effort to stay relevant, dropping another new joint titled "Holy Matrimony." This is the third joint from Lloyd in the new year, which means we should expect to see the next installment in his 5 or Better series, real soon. By the way, I must of over looked the other two joints when they dropped, so I added them as well.

Lloyd Banks - Holy Matrimony

Lloyd Banks - Don't Come Around

Lloyd Banks - Mind On Murder

[Video] N.O.R.E. Top 5 Girls He Would Smash

It's been awhile since DJ Vlad got an artist to reveal their "Top 5 Girls He Would Smash" list, but here's a new edition featuring N.O.R.E. I posted the previous editions awhile back, which featured Joe Budden, AZ, Micky Factz & more, click here to check that out.

[Video] Tek of Smif-N-Wessun - Spread My Wings

Here goes a new street video from Tek for a joint titled "Spread My Wings" off his new mixtape U.G.P. (Underground Prince).

[Video] The Cool Kids - Pennies

Here goes the official video for The Cool Kids latest hit, "Pennies." The track was included on the soundtrack for the video game NBA 2k9. They are currently working on their sophmore album When Fish Ride Bicycles, due out sometime this year.

[Video] Slaughterhouse At S.O.B.'s (Full Concert)

Well it looks like Amalgam Digital didn't entirely screw up, here is footage of the entire concert, that we would of seen if their live webcast would of worked. Best quality I've seen on the internet of the event; Slaughterhouse shuts it down.

[Video] Dot Da Genious In The Studio w/ Kid Cudi

For those who don't know, Dot Da Genious is the mastermind behind Kid Cudi's breakout hit "Day N Nite." In this video he is shown cookin' up some new beats before he hits the road to San Diego. I included a link to the instrumental courtesy of Splash.

Kid Cudi - Day N Nite (Instrumental)

[Audio] K. Sparks - F#@k Outta Here (ft. Crooked I)

"I'm really out of the loop when it comes to what other rappers are doing...I spend most of my time listening to beats and writing my own shit...therefore when Drew told me he got hold of an acapella Crooked put out I didn't even know it was out there on the net...either way this shit came out dope...with that said I dedicate this song to all of the haterz (sarcasm)...I'll check ya'll next week" -K. SPARKS

K. Sparks - F#@k Outta Here (ft. Crooked I)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

[Audio] Papoose - The Gods Are Back x Law Library Pt. 6

Here goes a new track from Pap titled, "The Gods Are Back" it was not featured on his recent mixtape, 21 Gun Salute. Also after giving the mixtape a second listen he included a "Law Library Pt. 6" under the name "Take These Bars," so why not post that up also. He's been doing these "Law Library" tracks for awhile now, and really spits some knowledge on 'em.
Brooklyn Stand Up!

Papoose - The Gods Are Back

Papoose - Law Library Pt. 6

[Video] Joe Budden Interview With Tony Touch

Joe Budden sat down with the legendary DJ Tony Touch to discuss his recent beef's with Saigon, Ransom & DJ Vlad.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

[Audio] Royce Da 5'9 & Busta Rhymes - Freestyle

Here goes a new freestyle from Nickle Nine & Busta Bus over Ghostface Killah's classic joint "Nutmeg." They get it in for 5 minutes of straight spittin'. Shouts to Mr. X for liberating this joint off DJ Kay Slay's Streetsweeper Radio. Don't forget Royce's new LP, Street Hop, will be out April 21st & Busta's new album, B.O.M.B., will be out March 24th.

[Audio] Royce Da 5'9, Phonte & Stat Quo - Homage To Premier (Prod. by Focus)

This right here is some insanely dope music. Royce Da 5'9, Phonte (1/2 of Little Brother) & Stat Quo, hook up to pay homage to the legendary DJ Premier over a Focus beat. This is the first joint from Focus' new series "Pay Homage" in which he will just do that to hip-hop's legendary artists. I snagged this joint off Phonte's twitter page, which is slowly becoming a must have in the hip-hop world.

[News] HipHopDX Interview With Wale

Likely to be about as busy as his new neighbor at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in ’09, D.C. native Wale is utilizing the start of this new era in American political life to also jump start what is sure to become an equally life-altering time for DX's ’08 “Rookie of the Year”.

“Oh that was big,” he gushed when congratulated on the award. “’Cause I come to the site a lot, and I was starting to worry that DX might fall into the [trap of] like looking at some of the negative responses on some of my records and stuff [and not show love].”

Love was definitely shown to one of Hip-Hop's most talented new artists throughout DX’s recent year-end awards [click to read], as in addition to his taking home the title “Rookie of the Year,” Wale also received a runner-up nod in the “Mixtape of the Year” category for last summer’s The Mixtape About Nothing.

His “Seinfeld”-inspired mix may have proven to be the 24-year-old’s most noted release to date, but the artist who can effortlessly intertwine social commentary and street swagger (see: his hometown dissection disguised as a fly footwear anthem, “Nike Boots” is actually getting set to drop his fifth street album, dating back to his 2006 mixtape debut, Paint A Picture.

His newest mix, Back To The Feature, which Wale estimated will be hitting the streets around mid-March, is already halfway completed. The rising rookie, who has already collaborated with Hip Hop heavyweights the likes of Lil Wayne and The Roots, is just waiting on a few more features for Feature to be recorded before putting the finishing touches on the project.

Confirmed cameos on the mix include frequent collaborator Bun B, as well as fellow artists-on-the-rise Curren$y, Drake, and Skyzoo.

And while the tape is a joint effort between Wale and producer 9th Wonder, the young gun told DX that “There might be a couple records that ain’t 9th, maybe Black Milk, and a couple local producers as well. And I got a couple local emcees on there too, like Southeast Slim’s gonna be on it. X.O.’s gonna be on it, and Tre from UCB’s gonna be on it as well.”

The Allido/Interscope Records artist’s long-awaited major label debut is set to follow Back To The Feature and hit store shelves sometime in the Spring.

“We pressing up the [first] single right now,” Wale revealed. “It’s gonna be ‘Chillin,’ the real version.”

And unfinished version of the Cool & Dre produced track leaked to the ‘Net in December, and it appears that the Miami-based beatmakers played a major role in the creation of Wale’s currently untitled freshman long-player.

“We got a lot of Cool & Dre [production] on the album,” he revealed. “I don’t really have any rappers [on the album] except for Bun. And there’s one more person that might be on that record with me and Bun… Marsha Ambrosius is on [the album]. She’s amazing. [Rock band] TV On The Radio, who [haven’t] done anything with an emcee yet [are on the album]. We trying to push the envelope on creativity in music.”

In addition to Cool & Dre, trackwork for the album is being handled by D.C. production duo Best Kept Secret (who helmed the lion share of The Mixtape About Nothing), as well as the head of Allido, Mark Ronson.

“Mark’s been fine tuning a lot of the records [on the album],” said Wale. “He [took] a lot of records from A to A-plus.”

An additional track on Wale’s forthcoming album was laced by producer/deejay Green Lantern. According to Green, he recently produced two songs for Wale, one of which he told DX is locked-in for Wale’s first full-length.

[News] Lil Wayne's Rock LP, Rebirth, Due Out April 7

Can he do another milli the first week? We'll know in a couple of months!

Lil Wayne announced the official release date and title of his next album: Rebirth is due April 7 — and his publicist has confirmed to MTV News that it will be a rock album. Of course, Wayne has been rocking with a guitar for some time now.

The first single is called "Prom Queen" and will debut on the Internet right after a live stream of his concert in San Diego on January 27. The show will be available for stream on

Wayne — who will perform at the Grammy Awards on February 8 — hinted at a change in direction for his next LP in October during the BET Hip-Hop Awards.

"I don't know if we're gonna release Tha Carter IV now," he told MTV News on his tour bus. "I think we're gonna release Tha Carter III — a new Carter III with none of the same songs, though. None of them. Not one! We don't wanna call the [next album] we got coming out Tha Carter IV. That was the dilemma we were in. We want Carter IV to be what everybody wants it to be.

"This is something brand new, so we don't want it to be some experimental thing, 'cause some people are not gonna like this. I don't want them to not like Tha Carter IV. But I do have an album coming soon, very soon, and it's gonna be called ... Tha Carter III: The Rebirth. The birth of a new beginning."

Those plans have been changed a bit. Wayne's rep told MTV News that the April 7 release has absolutely nothing to do with Tha Carter III or any of his previous hip-hop efforts.


Friday, January 23, 2009

[Mixtape] DJ GridGlock & The Diplomats - Dipset Radio: The Mixtape

Here is a brand new compilation tape from DJ GridGlock & The Diplomats titled, Dipset Radio: The Mixtape. The tape features new songs, interviews & freestyles from such artists as 40 Cal, Duke Da God, Cory Gunz, Hell Rell, Cam'ron, Tom Gist & more. This is definitly a tape to worth downloading, and be on the lookout for more compilations from DJ GridGlock & Diplomat in 2009.

1. Duke Da God ft. A-Hole, Murph, D.W.I. - Intro
2. 40. Cal - Comedy TV
3. Duke Da God ft. Cory Gunz - Hot Seat
4. Cory Gunz - 100+ Words Freestyle
5. Cory Gunz - Big Dreams Freestyle
6. Duke Da God ft. A-Hole -
7. 40. Cal - Flippin O's
8. Sha Stimuli - Interlude
9. Tom Gist ft. Duke Da God - Tom Gist Interview
10. Tom Gist - Freestyle
11. Duke Da God ft. Jadakiss - Hot Seat
12. Young Buck ft. Hell Rell - Where You At
13. Duke Da God ft. Murph & A-Hole - Cam'ron Calls In
14. Cam'ron - Oh No You Didn't
15. A-Hole - Robbed in the 80's Real Talk
16. 40. Cal - Wet Wipes Freestyle
17. Murda Mook & T-Rex - Dipset Interview
18. Murda Mook & T-Rex - Freestyle
19. 40. Cal - Bring It Back Freestyle
20. A-Hole ft. Duke Da God & D.W.I. - A-Hole Phone Hoe
21. 40. Cal - Get Mooga (New 40. Cal Mixtape Out)
22. Hell Rell - Calm Down (Exterminator Mixtape Coming Soon)
23. Hell Rell - What U Need (Exterminator Mixtape Coming Soon)
24. Duke Da God & Bloodshed - R.I.P. Bloodshed (110th & 1st)

[Audio] Cappadonna - Life's A Gamble (ft. Raekwon & Ratchet)

It appears that Cappadonna's new album, Slang Prostitution, has leaked to the masses. Unfortunatily out of respect for real hip-hop I wont be posting the full album. I will however post my favorite joints off the album, the first joint "Life's A Gamble" features Raekwon & Ratchet. The second is titled, "Fire" and features fellow Wu member Masta Killa. The album's official release date is Jan. 27th, search the forums if you can't wait till then.

Cappadonna - Life's A Gamble (ft. Raekwon & Ratchet)

Cappadonna - Fire (ft. Masta Killa)

[Video] B.A.M. ft. Lil Fame - My City

Here goes the video for Brooklyn MC, B.A.M.'s new single, "My City," featuring M.O.P. member Lil Fame. This joint will be featured on his upcoming album, The New Golden Era, which is a collabo album with producer Ric Rude. The album features guest appearances from hip-hop legends such as, Lil Fame, Keith Murray, Royce Da 5'9, Prodigy & more. It is schedule to drop sometime during 2009. For those of you unfamiliar with B.A.M., he is certainly not a newcomer into the game, his first appearance on wax came on The Gravediggaz album, 6 Feet Deep, back in 1993. Check out his myspace for more info.

[Video] The "Double Alley-Oop" Dunk

I spotted this video over at WithLeather and thought it was pretty dope. Ike Nwamu (dunk) & Deuce Bello (tip) from Weschester Country Day School hook up for a "Double Alley-Oop" dunk & facial.

[News] Jay-Z Taking His Time With Blueprint 3

Jay-Z's been busy lately, recording verses for DJ Khaled, the "Notorious" soundtrack and Young Jeezy's "My President" remix. But that doesn't mean the Brooklyn wordsmith is ready to release The Blueprint 3 just yet.

Typically, when Jay has a project in the works, it only takes him a few weeks to wrap it up. This time, though, there's been no rush.

"For me, the process of making an album is difficult with so many things going on," Jay told MTV News backstage at his "Eve of Change" show. "And me, I wanna make it beyond and above. I'm gonna take my time with it. I don't have any quotas, and that's a good thing. It may be too freeing. It's a good thing and a bad thing. You know, I think I need some restrictions. 'Cause if I had restrictions, I would have done it in three weeks. I would have made what I believe to be a great piece of art."

According to Kanye West, the album's rumored sole producer, the music recorded so far for BP3 is "phenomenal." West spoke with MTV Base in November and reiterated Jay's claim that the album could have been released. But after the positive feedback for "Jockin' Jay-Z" and T.I.'s "Swagger Like Us," Hov decided to keep cooking up tracks.

"We went in, and we [did] the whole album," West explained. "He wanted to do a few more joints, so he kinda pushed it back. Now we're gonna go in and just work on some more records. So I got some more stuff to kill it with! I think [Jay pushed the album back because] 'Swagger' just did so incredible. We wanted to go up [and make sure] everything was on that level."

In addition to "Jockin' Jay-Z" and "Swagger Like Us," the Jigga Man said his "Notorious" track, "Brooklyn Go Hard," is also slated for the album.

"I actually recorded a lot of records already," Jay said. "You know, all those records that leaked [online] were on The Blueprint 3."

The Blueprint 3 is believed to be Jay-Z's last contractual album due to Def Jam, his current recording home. The rapper, who served a three-year term as the label's president, signed a new $150 million contract with Live Nation over 10 years. It remains unclear, though, which company will distribute albums for Jay-Z under the Live Nation deal.

[Video] More Slaughterhouse Footage

Joey performing "Sidetracked"

Crooked I killin' it with an acapella freestyle

Joell Ortiz droppin' a quick freestyle

Royce kicks some bars for the fans

[Video] Slaughterhouse Acapella Performance at S.O.B.'s

Here is some footage of Joe Budden, Royce Da 5'9, Joell Ortiz & Crooked I's first performance as Slaughterhouse at S.O.B.'s in NYC last night. They performed their second recorded track together "Onslaught" in classic acapella fashion. I know a lot of fans were disappointed last night, at least I was, when Amalgam Digital's live webcast failed to work the entire night. Since Joey has always been a fair man, I'm sure he'll attempt to make it up to all his "internet soliders." Shouts to MissInfo for the footage, also check out these dope pics from Mel D. Cole of Village Slum.

[Video] JoeBuddenTV: Oh What A Night...

Joe thanks his "internet soliders" and everyone else for coming out to his show last night.

[Audio] New York Hip-Hop Drop

With the South & West coast taking over our local radio stations, I felt it was necessary to give my blog viewers a taste of some real NY hip-hop. I feel as if one's rhyming ability is overshadowed by their beat selection. If you manage to come across a catchy beat with radio appeal, you have a strong chance of becoming a known artist. Being that I'm from New York I felt it was time to spotlight some of NY's legendary artists still puttin' it down today. Included in this post are new tracks from Ali Vegas, Blaq Poet, Cappadonna, DJ Premier, Freddie Foxx (Bumpy Knuckles), Keith Murray, Nas, The RZA, Ghostface Killah, & Kool G Rap. Just to be sure every borough was represented, I threw in a bonus Jay-Z joint.

Nas - Something Foul

Nas - Fear of Mandingo

Jay-Z - My President Is Black (DC Mix)

The RZA ft. Ghostface & Kool G Rap - Whar

Freddie Foxx (Bumpy Knuckles) - Yes You Can

Ali Vegas - Everyday Iz War (Prod. by DJ Premier)

Blaq Poet - Ain't Nuttin' Changed (Prod. by DJ Premier)

Cappadonna - Somebody's Got To Go (ft. Ghetto Philharmonic)

Keith Murray - We Don't Play (ft. Infared) (Prod. by Pav Bundy)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

[Video] Jadakiss Uncensored Pt. 3

For some reason I neglected to post the first two installments, but I'll keep y'all updated the rest of the way. In this edition Jadakiss discusses his forthcoming album, The Last Kiss, his upcoming mixtape, Kiss My Ass, his new video for "Letter To B.I.G." and more. The album is still scheduled for a March '09 release, let's hope it remains that way.


[Video] Black Moon & Smif-N-Wessun - Tribute to Classics (Trailer)

I had this post made a week ago, I don't know why it was never published. Anyway, this is the trailer to the official documentary for Black Moon & Smif-N-Wessun's recent Tribute To Classics show at NYC's The Knitting Factory. They were backed by a live band and performed songs off their seminal albums Enta Da Stage and Dah Shinin’. If you've never heard these albums, be sure to get yourself a copy, real hip-hop at its finest.

[Video] Jay-Z & Young Jeezy - My President Is Black (Remix) [Offical Video]

I posted some footage of this epic performance the other day, but the quality was not up to par with this one. Shouts to Carrie L. from ChunnelTV for sending this through.

[Audio] Carlito Rossi ft. D12, Freeway, Roccett & Cashis - Hater In The Club (Remix)

Here goes the remix to New Jersey rapper Carlito Rossi's (formerly known as Carlito) new single, "Hater In The Club." The joint features D12, Roccett, Freeway & Cashis and is off his forthcoming independent album, Carlito's Way - The LP. The album contains features from Paul Wall, D12, Ca$his, Freeway, Roccett, Alfamega and many more. It is set to be released sometime during the first half of the new year. Carlito Rossi is also working together with "Shady Records Capo", Ca$his, on a new mixtape entitled "The Usual Suspects vol.1" which is already making noise with thier new single entitled "Ain't No Tellin'.

Carlito Rossi ft. D12, Freeway, Roccett & Cashis - Hater In The Club (Remix)

[News] Saigon Denies Phone Call w/ Joe Budden

As reported yesterday by various blogs/websites, producer & close friend to Saigon, Just Blaze sent out a message through twitter that stated Saigon & Joe Budden had spoken on the phone. This message had the internet buzzin' last night and had everyone believing that the battle between the two had been squashed. But that does not appear to be the case as XXLmag caught up with Saigon today to get the info first hand. Here is what Saigon had to say...

When asked to confirm whether or not he got on the phone with Budden, Sai denied everything that Just Blaze wrote on his twitter account last night. “Nah that’s what Just Blaze wants to happen in his heart,” he said. “I don’t know where he got that information from but that’s totally bullshit.“

In fact Sai thinks Blaze said that to cool things down. “I don’t know where that came from,” he explained. “For a while you know Just been trying to squash that shit cause he understands what it can turn in to. He just doesn’t wanna see it go past –you know just being around me and a lot of my people – and he doesn’t wanna see it go anywhere other than wax. And he knows that’s very, very, very likely gonna happen.”

Budden will be performing tonight at S.O.B.’s as a part of the newly formed supergroup Slaughterhouse. While Sai is cool with the rest of the crew, which consists of Joell Ortiz, Royce da 5’9” and Crooked I, he says he will not be going to the show. “There’s really no need to be there, “ he said. “I would love to see the show as a hip-hop fan – they all talented people - I wanna see what they can come up with, but with that other shit that’s not gonna happen.”

Sai announced on his last diss track “Pushin Buddens,” which was released earlier this week, that he’s done with adding fuel to the fire, but admitted to XXL that he will keep on putting out records if he has to. “To tell you the truth I don’t want to but you know know that shit is getting fun, ’cause I don’t really battle but it’s fun now – now i’ll come back 10 times stronger than I came,” he said about putting out another track. “So if his shit ain’t 10 times stronger that that ‘Pain in his Life‘ – which I know he can’t make a better record than that – if he can make a better record that than shit, he’s good, then I gotta step my shit up and do it again.”

So it looks like the battle will continue between the two MC's until one of them decides to call it quits. XXLmag also reported that Saigon's forthcoming mixtape, Warning Shots Pt. 2, is slated for an April release, with production from Just Blaze, Scram Jones, Buckwild & himself. I was thinking it would drop sooner then that but apparently not.

[Audio] Joell Ortiz - Move On (Slaughterhouse Mix) (ft. Joe Budden, Royce Da 5'9 & Crooked I)

During there appearance on Kay Slay's Streetsweeper Radio yesterday, the Slaughterhouse crew debuted their remix to Joey & Joell's track "Move On." In this version Royce & Crooked I join their fellow members to complete the Slaughterhouse cypher. The Kickdrums on the beat. This track is slated to appear on Joell Ortiz's forthcoming album, Free Agent, coming later this year.

Joell Ortiz - Move On (Slaughterhouse Mix) (ft. Joe Budden, Royce Da 5'9 & Crooked I)

[Video] Royce Da 5'9 - Part of Me (Trailer)

Here is the trailer for Royce Da 5'9's new video for "Part of Me," which is directed by none other then Rik Cordero. "Part Of Me" will be included on Royce's forthcoming LP, Street Hop, (Executive Produced by DJ Premier) which will be released on 4-21-09 by M.I.C/One Records.

[Video] Slaughterhouse Freestyle on Streetsweeper Radio

Slaughterhouse (minus Crooked I) made an appearance on DJ Kay Slay's Streetsweeper Radio Show yesterday, and shut it down with this dope freestyle session. I assume their intentions were to get the streets of NY buzzin' for their performance at S.O.B.'s tonight. Which if you weren't aware will be streaming live here, courtesy of Amalgam Digital. As a bonus, Shake from 2DopeBoyz uploaded the Interview & Freestyle in Mp3 format, check it out below. This must be "National Slaughterhouse Day," more material on the way.

Slaughterhouse - Streetsweeper Radio Interview/Freestyle

Slaughterhouse - Streetsweeper Radio Freestyle

[Video] Nas, Green Lantern & Johnny Polygon Perform "Black President"

Here is some footage of Nas & Johnny Polygon performing their DJ Green Lantern produced track, "Black President," off Nas' latest album N-Untitled.

[Video] Termaonlogy - Interview pulled Termanology aside for a quick interview, during his mixtape release party for, If Heaven Were A Mile Away. Term speaks on how he put the tape together, touring with Method Man & Redman and more.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

[Audio] Scram Jones - Yes We Can (ft. Haffa, Rhymefest & Saigon)

Here goes a new track titled, "Yes We Can," produced by Scram Jones featuring his artist Haffa along with Rhymefest & Saigon. This is the first joint off Scram Jones' upcoming Dedication to Obama album. Yesterday, I posted footage from the video shoot for this song and the official video was supposed to drop but never did. I'll post it up as soon as it does, in the mean time enjoy the Mp3 courtesy of Young from OnSmash.

[News] Joe Budden & Slaughterhouse to Perform at S.O.B.'s

Amalgam Digital Presents: Joe Budden featuring Slaughterhouse, Thursday, Jan. 22nd at S.O.B.'s in Manhattan, NY. This will most definitely be one hell of a show, and the first live performance for the newly formed Slaughterhouse crew. For everyone that won't be able to make it, Amalgam Digital has set up a live webcast for your viewing pleasure.