IS JAY-Z AND JD TOO BIG FISH IN A TOO SMALL POND?
I remember not so long ago, Jay-Z and JD did that song Money Aint A Thang. Man, they were the coolest dudes. Now, that they are both working at Island Def Jam, it would seem that things arent as cool. Now, this isnt a beef thing, but it seems that Jay-Z is really closing a deal with Columbia. Remember when Columbia used to be down with Def Jam? No? Well, they used to distribute them or something. Anyway, Beyonce is over there at Columbia/Sony and JD has brought Janet over to Def Jam after he departed her label Virgin. Is it me or is this playing out like Music Industry Wifey Swap?
Now, they are saying that, if Jay-Z goes over there, his masters go too, which will be strange. And, I guess the Roc goes over there. This would also join Jay with super duper producer Rick Rubin.
KANYES NEW REMIX VIDEO
This has got to be the funniest thing IN A LONG TIME! What the hell is going on in Kanyes head? I thought I was out there, but I think hes taking the cake, the frosting click here and go see this video that Zach Galifianakis did. Its an Amish remix of Cant Tell Me Nothing and its great. Kanye actually requested that Zach do this and refused to be in the video to keep it really funny. Hahaha...
Speaking of Kanye West, he did a Cant Tell Me Nothing remix with Young Jeezy [click here to hear it!]. Did you know that Cant Tell Me Nothing was actually a remix of Jeezys I Got Money, but Jeezy reportedly didnt like the beat? DJ Toomp you a FOOL on those beats, homey! (Read that Toomp interview. Dude is a monster. My fav producer of the moment.)
G.O.O.D. MUSICS NEW ACT!
Rumor has it this guy is the new act on G.O.O.D. Music! Check him out. Dude is sick with it!
OK, I was kidding, hes not signed to Ye - yet. But I have to admit something. I like this song so much that I smashed my head into my computer and went to sleep. When I woke up, I played it again. LMAO!
AKONS NEW SHOW MOVES?
Remember when Akon almost effortlessly tossed a teenaged boy into a crowd in upstate New York? Man, Akon is now telling people that it was all a part of his show on that day. Now, I find that a lil hard to believe, but when you look at it, it could be true. He scooped up a dude like that - effortlessly! Any normal person would definitely squirm or start to wrestle Akon. But, the kid allegedly went along with the publicity stunt! Go figure!
Nobody is talking about The Game and 50 Cent possibly getting back in the studio. Do you think this is to fuel hype or to ignore stupidity?
Rock Steady must hate me, because nobody even told me it was their 30th Anniversary! But I love those dudes man! Check out the schedule for ROCK STEADY CREW's 30TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL!
Would a certain Def Jam exec respond to a rapper like Yung Joc if the young rapper indeed suggested he boned Rihanna?
Check out the very becoming conduct of a civil servant in Cleveland. The politician is cursing and calling people trash smh.
Paris Hilton apparently has been cast in a mystery movie musical humph!
Nobody told this babe that her 15 minutes has run out. I guess everybody is allowed to have a dream. Look at people like Tyra, who tried to sing, people dont really let people get out of their box. Her video looks like the stripper version of Janets Pleasure Principle. She gets all types of props for going hard. I wonder when the rumored Busta Rhymes collaboration comes out. Anyway, heres the video warning its like a BET Uncut video. (Thanks, Dangerous!)
THIS BOY SHAKES IT BETTER THAN DEELISHUS! You go boy!
LOVE THAT REMY MA BUT
She might be taking the Shesus Khrist thing just a lil too far! You probably know, Rem has a new mixtape/DVD called Shesus Khrist and on the cover she is depicted as a Black female Jesus crucified on the cross. In light of these shooting charges, maybe this is just the right image to project, instead of a gun-toting thug miss that allegedly shoots her friends? Anyway, see below for screen shots and video.
The artist Miami Kaos has already spoken out against having done the artwork. Here is what Miami Kaos told Vice magazine recently.
Is there anything that's too out of the world for you though?
Being a Christian, I turn down any project where someone wants me to depict them as Jesus. Anything Biblical I'll refuse.
Erm... But what about that Remy Ma cover where you made her a she-Jesus?
I recently backslid. I did exactly what she asked for. I gave no input save that it wasn't a good look, but she ignored my advice. This decision was made on behalf of my staff who were urging me to think more of business than my personal feelings, but none of that should ever come before God. I did something that wasn't totally Kingdom... And look at the fall-out!
You think all this is punishment for you making her Shesus?
I prayed for forgiveness and won't be doing that again.
SWIZZ YA DAMNED IF YOU DO, DAMNED IF YA DONT!
On his hit song, Swizz Beatz raps, "It's Me Snitches," Swizz Beatz raps, "Freeze, you know who it is/ It's me, snitches." Well, Swizz is trying to do his giving back thing, but they are trying to stop him from being part of a peace rally due to his use of the term snitches, according to a report by the AP. Mind you, he is performing in Camden, NJ, which is a pretty bad area. Swizz just wants to be a part of the "Peace on the Streets" rally and do his thing. He is being paid to come there, but the money is nothing for a zillionaire like Swizz. Im glad they arent mad that the use of snitches is the radio edit for Its me b****hes! Hahaha!
IF YOU DIDNT THINK COMMON SHOULD BE ON OPRAH HE HAS WORDS FOR YOU!
Recently, Power 92 Chicago threw one of their hometown favorites Common - an exclusive album listening party. The party was hosted by Trey the Choklit Jok and my homegirl Kendra G the Blackbarbie. Kendra G gave me all the herbs and spices. First, the party was off the chain and the new album is on fire [read the review]! Mos Def, who was is town because he had a court date...(Not what you think!! He had to testify on behalf of a friend who is currently on death row).... showed up and even rocked the stage with Common!
In between performing songs off his new album Common took the liberty to comment on some of the comments made about him being on Oprah. Well according to Kendra G., this is what Common had to say:
"Some people were like, why were YOU the rapper chosen to be on Oprah? GOTDammit I deserve to be on Oprah just as much as any other rapper! I been in the rap game for years! Besides.... I use to call women Hoes and B's, but I worked on it and still am!"
Okay Common, let those haters know! That new Common album will be out next Tuesday.."Finding Forever"...cop it!
NEVER F**KED WITH GIRBAUD JEANS NOW I KNOW WHY!
In the nineties, my Racist Sense (like Spidey Sense for Black people) was always tingling and I guess thats why I never like François Girbaud. He has spoken out against the Hip-Hip community and based on his comments, that means Black folk. Didnt these fools learn from that Cristal dunce? According to the New York Observer, Girbaud said the following.
Somewhere, the company was running too much in some direction, too much in hip-hop stuff.
To be just connected in the hip-hop stuff is other brand; there is people like Russell Simmons or Damon Dash or Puff Daddy or all this kind. Im not the rap people. Sure, we introduced the baggy jeans, we introduced stonewashed and all this stuff in the 60s or 70s, I never target just to be ethnic. Its stupid.
When it comes to his own self-expression, Mr. Girbaud seems to think that the exigencies of marketing are cramping his style. I have to talk like thathe flashed a gang hand-signand speak like thathe flashed another gang hand-signand move like thathe grabbed his crotchand its ridiculous! Now he was shouting. What we bring into the market was always innovative, and I feel now I am trapped and I have to just talk the same way, like I have to have skulls and some kind of snakes. Its boring, its really boring!
I dont know, maybe he isnt a racist just some old dude thats speaking from the heart. Then again all that gang sign stuff and the crotch-grabbing NAH! Why didn't he say this stuff when Grand Puba was shouting him out in songs???
My boy Demetris likes to get around. Well, he got around to Chaka Zulus sister's birthday party over the previous weekend at Verve in ATL. He had the pleasure of seeingw Free (formerly of 106 & Park). For those that care, she still looks good and he supposedly danced with her. I need proof of that! Anyway Kool DJ Red Alert was there and D-Nice was on the wheels of steel.
Ice-T and his wife Coco were spotted at Koi in West Hollywood. They were just chillin..get it..chillin?
SOME ILL PICS - BEFORE MORE BS I WROTE
Pimpin' Ken wrote a book and guess who the co-author is? Click here!
Super scribe Blackspot went to his own book signing, by Heather Hunter! (Do any of you see a trend here?)
WE'VE GOT TO DO BETTER!
Did anybody see We Got To Do Better aka Hot Ghetto Mess Sprinked With White People And Positive Messages? I watched it and I wasnt as appalled as I expected to be. Hey, even my boy Reh Dogg got a look. Anyway, if you want to weigh in, Ill be over on the message boards talking about it. People are still HEATED, but not everybody.
FLAV GETS ROASTED BY SNOOP!
Snoop gets his roast on for the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav. Check it out! It all starts on August 12!
SIGNS THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END!
This really isnt a sign the world is coming to an end, since its pretty standard procedure. The cops that beat down a 66-year-old African American man in post-Katrina New Orleans were exonerated by an acquittal on Tuesday. Well, the cops thought the man was drunk and torn into him with all sorts of brutality. And when I say cops, I really mean cop, because one of them killed himself shortly after this heinous crime. I guess it was his conscience? I cant call it, but the other took a judge and gave up a trial by jury. I guess he was in cool with the judge, because his peers would be able to see he was dead wrong.
Here is a video of the big, bad NO Police beating on an unarmed elderly man and even roughing up some passers-by. I bet they got their lunch taken in High School or something. Revenge is sweet!
DIDDYS NEW ASSISTANT!
I heard this dude Tony "Magic" won the contest! Check out his alleged winning submission! email@example.com! Hit my dude up!
THE WORLDS WORST BURGLAR
This is classic youtubery. When I first saw it, it literally had me crying. (Shout out to Mr.Bonner for reminding me about this one.)
OLD SCHOOL CLIP OF THE DAY!
It was all good like two decades ago lmao! KRS One, BDP, Skinny Boys, Kool Moe Dee, Steady B, Schoolly D, Dj Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince all on the same stage.
TOMORROW, WE LOVE YOU!
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