Category: General
Rick Ross Calls 50 Cent “A Human Yeast Infection”

In this month’s XXL, Officer Ricky goes for the jugular:

“50 Cent is very cunning, and I’ll give him that, but, at the end of the day, he’s a human yeast infection…I have no agenda to end his career. His music is doing that. What I’m doing is speaking for the South and what we on. We not on that vibe….You gotta understand, in the South you go to the hood, niggas ain’t on laptops. Niggas don’t go to Worldstar.”

He’s right, they go to RapRadar. Ha! The May issue of XXL is on newsstands now.

Photo: Jonathan Mannion

Unreleased Jay-Z Song “Maybe” (NMC Exclusive)
Jay Puff

[Felt like takin’ you back on the flick.]

Uh oh, here’s another studio recording that my homies at the New Music Cartel shouldn’t have gotten their dirty hands on. This sounds like an unfinished demo of a scrapped effort from the American Gangster recording sessions. Wonder if I should expect a text. Ha!

“Maybe” (NMC Tagged-Up Exclusive)

{mp3}nmc feat jay z – maybe{/mp3}

The price of lettin’ Puffy do your tracks? Them shits leak eventually. 

UPDATE: I reached out and Jay hit me back with some clarity. “Maybe” was a demo of a song he wrote for Puff. It was never his record. Or ever intended to be on American Gangster, the studio sessions from which it was recorded.



New Music: Flo Rida x Ne-Yo “Be On You”
Flo Rida

You wanna get it poppin’ with your ladyfriend this weekend, YN got cha playboy. Throw this in your stereo. Z100, here we come. This has hit single numero quatro written all over it. You can’t stop the new Nelly!


Previous garbage. Hits!

“Right Round”






Tramar Dillard runs rap. We’re just in denial.

UPDATE: Someone sent me an old gossip item that ran a year back about Flo Rida allegedly dating Ne-Yo’s baby mama. What the Jay-Z and Nas is this? Ha!

Throwback Video: The Firm EPK


I was Music Editor at The Source back when The Firm mania took over hip-hop. Them damn meetings with Dave Mays and his “buddy” Commissioner Steve Stoute. Having to write a painful Sure Shot single of “Firm Biz.” The behind the scenes drama of the infamous split cover with Jay-Z when Dame and them making a lil house call. Ha! Too many stories.

Yeah, the final result from this rap supergroup didn’t live up to the tremendous hype that was created but I can now fondly look back on that time on my life and acknowledge this shit was pretty fun. Watch this and pretend you were part of it.

T.R.O.Y. assistance: Ice

Help Wanted: Kid Cudi Needs Beats

Consider this is a public service announcement:

ATTENTION PRODUCERS!!! — G.O.O.D Music/Universal’s artist Kid Cudi b.k.a. The Man on the Moon, needs beats ASAP to complete his album.  But, not just any beats, he needs uptempo hip-hop beats with NO HOOKS.  So, if you think you got what it takes, submit your beats (max 3 per producer) to:

[email protected]

Make sure you include your contact info and the names of your tracks so we can reach out to you if you qualify.

If you’d like more information about Kid Cudi or catch his vibe, visit:

For everyone else, forward your shitty tracks to Joe Budden. He hearts bad production.