Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Credit due to Made Monarchs for putting the video together.
On the other side of things… after two days of dodging questions and beating around the bush, Charles Hamilton finally came through on his word and uploaded the ProTools session files for his version of the “Shinin’” track. Below is a video the homie Primuts Luta of AvantUrb made showing that Black Spade’s original beat is sitting right there in the very file Charles himself uploaded, titled “08 - Shinin’” as it appeared on the beat CD and all.
Reclusive Rapper Doom Talks New LP Born Like This and Responds to Fan Rage
American underground rap iconoclast Doom (formerly MF Doom) releases his new album Born Like This on Lex Records on March 24th. The U.K.-born, New York-raised rapper’s LP features contributions from Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and the beats of late production genius J Dilla, and represents seven years of work recorded on and off at home in Atlanta. Thom Yorke recently remixed sexy single “Gazillion Ear” and funky, Jake One-produced “Ballskin” is bouncing across the major music blogs. The centerpiece of the record is “Cellz”, which explodes with apocalyptic fury. On it, the late, great American poet Charles Bukowski reads of one of his best poems, “Dinosauria, We,” for almost two minutes while missiles fire and the Earth is laid to waste.
“Don’t freak with old Buke. Buke is nice. He’s as good as the rest of the rappers on there,” Doom says. “He kind of sets the tone for the record, being that we’re living in what he was kind of describing. He might’ve been reaching for the worst description based on what he saw us heading to, but it happened and that made me go, ‘Wow, that’s ill. Kinda prophetic words.’ ”
With a career modeled on the Marvel comics arch-villain Doctor Doom, the metal mask-wearing fortysomething remains characteristically cryptic about future live dates. “I tell you one thing: when you come to a Doom show, come expecting to hear music, don’t come expecting to see. You never know who you might see. It has nothing to do with a visual thing. Use your mind and think. I might be there. Next time I do a show, I might tell everybody to close they eyes. Use your own mind’s eye. That’s better than a camera phone, know what I’m sayin’?’ ”
He says Michael Jackson — who just sold out 50 shows in the U.K. — might be doing the same thing. “Word. That nigga was crazy as hell. How do you even know he’s still him? He might’ve been doing the technique.”
The Doom live experience caused controversy in 2007, when the highly acclaimed lyricist behind Madvillainy and The Mouse and the Mask allegedly sent an impostor to perform several of his dates in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Furious crowds booed and took their rage to the Internet, reporting that the impostor lip-synced to MF Doom’s songs. Self-proclaimed super-villain Doom posted no response to his fan’s rage until now, when he tells Rolling Stone that he couldn’t care less.
“Everything that we do is villain style,” Doom says. “Everybody has the right to get it or not get it. Once I throw it out, it’s there for interpretation. It might’ve seemed like it didn’t go well, but how do we know that wasn’t just pre-orchestrated so that we’re talking about it now? I tell you one thing: People are asking more now for live shows and I’m charging more, so it must’ve worked somewhere.”
Such weirdness is par for the course for the erratic artist, born Daniel Dumile. In the late ’80s, Dumile signed to major label Elektra with his sibling. But his brother was killed in a car accident, Elektra dropped him, and Dumile vanished.
In the late ’90s, a metal-faced rapper spitting inimitable flow on debut underground LP Operation: Doomsday materialized named MF Doom. More than a dozen LPs and two dozen EPs later, Born Like This is highly anticipated hip-hop eclecticism; a follow-up to 2004’s widely lauded Madvilliany with producer Madlib and 2005’s The Mouse and the Mask with platinum producer Danger Mouse. Those hits cracked the Billboard 200 — commercially and critically validating Dumile’s brutal, funny, literate, street style.
Lasering in on Armageddon on his new disc puts Doom smack in the middle of a morbid trend, with the Dow melting away, Watchmen blowing up the box office and the globe warming. But the ending of “Dinosauria, We” also posits a beautiful new beginning, begging the question: is the apocalypse actually cleansing?
“No doubt,” says the father and admitted McCain voter. “If something ends, then something’s gonna start. So it’s like, what side are you on? Do you feel like your world is ending? Or do you feel like, ‘Wow, it seems like that’s ending and it’s the start of something new.’”
Born Like This is about the next chapter, he says and more is coming. “I got a hundred albums in me. I’m gonna rock this shit forever.”
Good look goes out to 1200 Squad DJ's...Officially started blasting " The Way I Rock My Clothes " Nationwide today... A Big Shout out to the Blogosphere for any support given to the record and a Super big shout out to DJ Sandman @ 95.7 The Beat FM...Much Love
to check out 1200 squad's website, Click on: Funkghost " The Way I Rock My Clothes " 1200squad dj's blast... locacated above...
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Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
By Elle Castro
Singer/producer T-Pain was allegedly involved in a freak golf cart accident on Friday (March 27) that has left him with serious injuries.
According to reports, T-Pain suffered a number of cuts and abrasions on his face and he also lost four teeth in the accident.
As a result, T-Pain missed two high profile appearances this weekend with Lil Wayne and Lil Kim.
He missed his slot on the Lil Wayne "I Am Music Tour" stop in San Jose, California on Friday.
Thousands of disappointed fans were notified by signage that T-Pain would miss his appearance at the HP Pavilion.
HP Pavilion rep’s confirmed the golf cart accident incident, as did rapper Lil Kim, who revealed T-Pain also missed the shoot for their new single "Download."
According to HipHollywood.com, the Queen Bee insists that Pain will still be in the clip after he heals.
"He's gonna be in the video, but we have to wait until he heals and gets better,” Lil Kim stated. “So, to my boy T-Peezy, 'Get better baby. We can't wait to see you
A prayer goes out to T-Pain...get well soon... and is it me or is Lil Kim starting to look more and more like LaToya Jackson? Inquiring minds want to know...
Bay City's 2 Pistols continuing to do Big Things!...Congrats on the deal with Cash Money!
1/2 of the LB's is back! check out some new new from Rapper Big Pooh of Little Brother Fame. McLuvin!!!!!
We are a little bit over a month away from the 3rd Annual One Stop Shop Producer's Conference, and the line-up this year is BANANAS! Sha Money continues to outdo himself, as he just told us he's confirmed Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Talib Kweli, Black Milk, Charles Hamilton, and many many more! (see full list of panelists below)
If you are serious about networking to further your career, then you will be no place but the at the Phoenix Hyatt Regency from Saturday May 9th - Sunday May 10th, 2009. Just about EVERY label is sending their reps out to this event (Atlantic, G-Unit, DTP, Duck Down, Warner), everyone's favorite producers are there to provide knowledge & advice, and the most prominent tastemakers are there because they want to be!
Early-bird discount tickets ($300) are now available HERE, but will not last long. Your registration ticket includes a 2-day pass to all panels, breakout sessions, afterparties, an entry into the One Stop Shop iStandard Producer Showcase (see below on how to submit), lunch & dinner, and endless networking with some of the most influential tastemakers in the game today!
Plus don't forget the iStandard Producer Showcase at this year's OSS. The last 2 year's events were off the chain, so producers see below as to how to get involved in this year's.
To get a taste of what OSS is like, CLICK HERE to see last year's trailer...
See below to check out details on the panels & panelists, beat battle, breakout sessions, sponsors, and more....
Don Di Napoli, J Hatch, and the team at iStandard, Inc.
Sha Money XL...founder of the One Stop Shop Music Confrence
okay...this goes hard...dude flipped up the ohio players/Kriss Kross jump jump
shit...I ain't mad at cha...Bang it!!!!!!
Yo, 95.7 The Beat FM Radio Staion in Tampa started putting " The Way I Rock My Clothes " in rotation. Big shout outs to DJ Sandman for believing in the Record and pushing it!
hopefully other DJ's around the country and overseas will soon follow.. God Willing
here is the playlist for the Satrday night mix with DJ Sandman 95.7 The Beat FM
Dem Franchize Boyz -Lean With It
Rich Girl -24's
50 Cent -Wanksta
Birdman w/Lil Wayne -Always Strapped
Plies -Gottem Hatin
Fat Joe -One
Young Jeezy -Soul Survivor
Funkghost -The Way I Rock My Clothes
Kanye West -Heartless
To hear it: click on " " The Way I Rock My Clothes " in rotation @ 95.7 the beat FM "
and oh yeah...Big shout outs to my Photographer and close com padre Joey " Soul P " Correa for sending me this funny pic he took of me a while back... yo... I told ya'll I love Natti Ice and Scallops... McLuvin!!!!!!!!!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
This record is Big in Florida Right now...Congrats to Javon Black, Lil Kee, and DJ Strizzo with the Jook City Camp... They just got Javon Black signed to Universal... KEEP WATCHFUL EYES!!! McLuvin!!!!
I guess this explains the genius of his music... Leslie!!!! hahahaha! McLuvin!!!
via Treal @ http://www.tampahiphop.com
50 CENT EXPLAINS EXIT FROM STALLONE FLICK: Rapper denies reports that he was fired after replacing Forest Whitaker.
*Rapper 50 Cent is denying reports that he was cut from Sylvester Stallone's forthcoming film "The Expendables," insisting he decided to leave the project due to scheduling conflicts.
A representative for the star tells WENN, "50 Cent was offered the role of Hale Caesar in 'The Expendables,' however as he is currently in the process of completing his forthcoming album 'Before I Self Destruct' with Dr. Dre and Eminem he was unfortunately not able to commit to the project."
As previously reported, 50 has been replaced by "Everybody Hates Chris" actor Terry Crews. The role was originally set to star Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, but he also had to pull out due to scheduling conflicts.
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CEO Jay Williams used to head up the Dj's/Producers section on www.allhiphop.com
and sarted this producer based site a few years back... The Site features alot of exclusive interviews with The Music Industry's Top High Profile Producers as well as Up and coming Producers on the road towards National and International Spotlight.
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New Rap super group Slaughterhouse (Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Royce Da 5'9" & Crooked I) Bang it!!!!!
TIMBALAND SUING HIS OWN RECORD LABEL: Producer goes after Blackground Records for trying to ruin his reputation.
*Producer-rapper Timbaland has filed a lawsuit with the Federal District court against his label Blackground Records claiming they tried to trash his good name throughout the music industry.
The artist wants out of his contract and is seeking compensation for damages, according to TMZ.
The lawsuit claims that Blackground, founded in 1993 by Barry Hankerson, contacted various labels in an attempt to talk them out of hiring Timbaland as a producer. He claims the record company became jealous of his rising fame and "went on a McCarthy-esque search-and-destroy campaign, contacting various record labels and giving them a million reasons why they shouldn't hire Timbaland to produce songs," TMZ reported.
Timbaland, whose real name is Timothy Mosley, also claims in the lawsuit Blackground owes him lots of money.