JAY-Z AND ITUNES?
I dont know whats going on over there. Jay-Z has his whole this is an audio album thing with American Gangster. Well, why not sell it on iTunes? I heard that Jay-Z only wanted to sell the album as a whole piece and thats noble. I also heard a rumor that iTunes may not go towards SoundScan numbers. If thats the case, I am sure that Jay-Z wants people to go and cop the album so he can break Elvis record!
Did you read about it? Jay-Z is set to tie with Elvis in No. 1 albums. But I say break it since Elvis is no longer with us to make No. 1 records. Read the story here.
Hey, help Jay break that record! A win for him is a win for Hip-Hop!
SHOULD JAY HAVE STAYED RETIRED?
I was reading the paper and they are saying that Jay-Z should have stayed retired. Now, check me out here. I am a Hip-Hop head. I want Jay-Z to kick Elvis ass, because I dont giave a damn about Elvis. Now, with that said, ia also dont care about sales. In the New York Post they said:
Maybe Jay-Z should have stayed retired. The rapper and president of Def Jam recordings has been breaking his back promoting his new album, “American Gangster,” which is “inspired” by the movie. An industry insider says, “He is scrambling – the first single, ‘Blue Magic,’ isn’t being played on radio. It’s the first time in his career he’s not doing well.”
Meanwhile, many Hip-Hop heads like myself are saying that this is arguably his best work since The Blueprint. No, it is NOT a CD that panders to the mainstream and radio, bit artistically, its freakin hot! I need yall to talk to me. Please leave all the hate and just conversate!
A couple days ago, Jay-Z hosted a party in Atlanta with appearances by Young Gunz, Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Jermaine Dupri, Rick Ross, socialite Kenny Burns and others.
Should Jay-Z Retire or Keep Rapping?
RIHANNA GETS CARRIED AWAY!
No, some dude didnt pick her up. But Rihanna is asking that. The Sun reports that Ri Ri demanded a police escort to a concert date in Dublin. Ri Ri says that the traffic is way too bad for her to NOT be escorted. What if she was late or something? Well, I also heard it is for security reasons, but no matter the answer is, NO. I heard they said they will accommodate a bunch of other things, but all the police escort stuff is a no no for Ri Ri.
TOP 20 DOPEST VERSES EVER!
Lookie here. AllHipHop decided to compile a list of the Top 20 Dopest Verses in Hip-Hop. Now, most of my picks were NOT chosen and totally disregarded, but I decided to give you my list before everybody is fighting over that other list. Here are mine. Some of them dont specify a verse, but you get the idea.
ILLSEEDS LIST (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)
1) Geto Boys F**k Em (1st Verse – Bushwick, Willie Dee and Scarface)
2) Smooth Da Hustler & Trigger Da Gambler Broken Language (One song, long verse)
3) Ganksta Nip Rough Brother From South Park
4) Eminem Remember Me
5) Jay-Z U Don’t Know (Remix) f/ M.O.P.
6) Tupac Pain (Third verse)
7) Kool G Rap Two To The Head (First verse)
8) Ol Dirty Bastard Brooklyn Zoo
9) Nas Hate Me Now (Third verse)
10) Big Pun Super Lyrical (First verse)
11) KRS-One My Philosophy (1st or 3rd Verse)
12) Inspectah Deck Triumph
13) Freddie Foxxx Ruff Ruff (BDPs Sex & Violence)
14) Redman. The Head Banger (EPMDS Business Never Personal)
15) Ice Cube – Grand Finale (The D.O.C’s album)
16) Sticky Fingaz Throw ya Gunz
17) Canibus Beast from the East (Lost Boys album)
18) Joe Budden 6 Minutes of Death (Mood Muzik 2)
19) Ghostface Glaciers of Ice (Raekwons Only Built 4 Cuban Linx)
20) Chuck D Rebel Without A Pause (Second verse – Public Enemys It Takes A Nation )
MISTAH FAB PLAYS IT SAFE!
You people only care about rap dis wars, but Mistah Fab is doing his social responsible thing and telling kids to chill on the sex stuff!
Damn who I live with! If you want me, come get me! Gangsta Granny will bus a cap in ya blue suit a$$! Granny listening to Snoop and Pac! A massacre if you f**k with me, thats what its gonna be. (Brock, thanks!)
Rihannas rumors dont stop. Now the 19 year old is dating Josh Hartnett, some actor dude thats not Black. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but Id like a bit of Affirmative Action with the girl.
The success of American Gangster has people talking about a sequel to the movie that Frank built. I wonder what comes next? Fallen?
Rocawear cologne is on the way if you didnt know. Hmmmmm
You want that new Wu Tang mixtape? Just click here and let the good times roll!
The Resistance, a Christian watchdog group said 50 should retire:
“It is time for 50 Cent to be a man of his word, and retire. The world will be a better place when this satanic piece of filth retires and stops making music.”
Dont do it Common! In the last vibe issue, he said hes giving it up:
I need a new fulfillment as an artist. I feel like I can become a bigger actor than I am a rapper. Its scary thinking, Damn, if I dont sell no records, what am I going to do? When you havent made multimillions in this game, you got to think about what you want to be doing when youre 50 or 60. I found an art that I really love and its infinite.
In an interview with Atlantas Ryan Cameron Show, Bobby Brown commented on Karrine Superhead Steffans:
She is a sick, sick, sick, sick person. She needs help. She really needs help. Somebody needs to… clean her clock out.” (Shout out to Boss Up)
Keyshia Cole on hating her Tig Ol Bitties:
“My breasts are big – that aggravates me. I can’t even wear a button-down shirt without the buttons trying to pop open.”
DIDDY MAKES IT TO OPRAH!
With the new scandal at her own African School, I guess Oprah realizes that sexual deviants can pop up anywhere! LOL, even at her own show! Check out Diddy promoting everything, but mostly talking about his new assistant.
SIGNS THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END!
When I didnt get what I wanted as a kid, I just got mad. I might try a lil back talk, but never anything too crazy. My dad would destroy me, but these people have taken things to a new level.
Read this report from thetimesonline:
Like many middle-class, suburban American parents, Shannan and Joey Troiano worried about their son’s behavior and his bad grades at high school. And like many wayward teenagers, Cory Ryder was grounded for weeks at a time, had a PlayStation confiscated and was banned from watching TV.
Less typically, this 16-year-old was plotting to murder his parents by hiring a hitman, while his mother was organizing a sting operation involving a police officer posing as a contract killer.
This boy is not on trial. A.I.D.S. America is dying slowly. We better check ourselves!
THE WIRE SEASON FIVE!
Oh how I love The Wire. Here is a preview! This season is going to tackle the media and how urban death isnt considered news.
Tonight on VH1, they are doing the Storytellers special with Jay-Z. Check out some of it right here.
Jay-Z – I Know
Jay-Z – American Dreamin
It is getting to the point where pics aren’t even ill, because a mug shot ain’t nuffin!
Trey looks HEATED! I heard he was a victim of police brutality.
Aunt Viv holds it down out on the beach!
The clean-up woman Lauren London!
TOMORROW, WE LOVE YOU!
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