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Run-DMC’s Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Co-Signs


2 straight Run-DMC posts in 2009. Who knew? Anyway we all know Eminem is inducting Run-DMC into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame on April 4 and Fuse TV got the Queens legends to give them their future hip-hop picks to one day join them.

DMC: OutKast

Run: Jay-Z and… You’re gonna have to watch.

Noted: Notes From A Different Kitchen

Sidebar: Do these guys know they’re actually gonna have to stand next to each other during the ceremony? Smh.

Old School Salute: Run-D.M.C.’s Classic Debut

Wow 25 years ago today an album came out that changed my life. Growing up in Queens, Run-DMC was simply the shit to me. They could do no wrong. The word idolize doesn’t even begin to explain my devotion to them. Besides Michael Jackson, they were the first music act that I was truly a fanatic of. Every record they put out was life-changing to me. “It’s Like That.” “Sucker MC’s.” I remember riding in a car back and forth from baseball practice with my best friend Frank Valentin reciting the lyrics to “Rock Box” as loud as possible. We just couldn’t believe someone was rhyming over guitars. Guitars!

Back then, Run-DMC’s success was hip-hop’s success. They had the entire culture on their back and not only did they carry it, they broke the doors down to the mainstream and made it clear that hip-hop wasn’t a fad. And it all began with this self-titled debut. I used to stare at the album cover like a mental patient. Why was Run written over the top of a picture of DMC and vice versa? Why was Jam Master Jay’s picture on the back of the album when they made a whole song about him? How could they make such a mistake I thought? It bothered me. Ha!

T.I. Post-Sentencing Press Conference
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Courtesy of MTV and Vibe got their transcription on: 
“VIBE’s current cover-boy, rap star T.I., held a press conference today to discuss his horrific jail sentence of a whopping…one year and a day. “It brings me great pleasure and honor to say to you today that I have begun to close this chapter in my life with, of course, the help and blessings of the U.S. attorneys and the courts of the U.S. government,” the rapper said (yes, he actually said “great pleasure and honor”).”
Clifford Harris he’s runnin’ this court shit!
No “sim-u-lar” paths, kids!

After the jump: Longer version of press conference from YouTube via CNN
Beyonce Rocks Wedding Dress On New World Tour


Beyonce kicked off her world tour in Canada last night and pulled out all the stops. From donning a white gown (Bey-Z stans stand up!) to doin’ a cool cover for the hometown crowd of Alanis Morisette’s “You Oughta Know.” And there were no reports of her fallin’ or slippin’. Put a sock in it, haters!


Props: RS

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)

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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!