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Out of nowhere, Wiz comes through with a spankin’ new mixtape. The tape includes eight brand new tracks with features from Big Sean, Juicy J & Trae The Truth. Tracklist and download link after the jump.
After Sunday’s big game, Lil Wayne, Drake and the rest of the YMCMB took their celebration to Escapade in Dallas along with tons of special guests. Up top, Weezy runs through his ode to the new Super Bowl champs courtesy of e6Media.
DJ Kool Herc’s currently recovering from kidney stones and released a statement to MTV about America’s shitty health care policy.
“We live in one of the superpowers of the world!” Herc said in a statement to MTV News on Tuesday (February 1). ” ‘Give me your tired, your poor … ‘ and then you don’t take care of them? There should be no weak ants in the colony. There shouldn’t be anyone fighting for health care! This has been going on too damn long! We fought for 1520 Sedgwick to get landmark status, and in 2007, New York State officially recognized it as the ‘Birthplace of Hip Hop.’ Now we are fighting for health care not just for me, but for everyone. I see this situation as another quest for me to shine light on a sensitive issue for the community. I’m an instrument of God. I’m here for a purpose and I want to be here for the solution.”
We’re 21 days into 2011, but here’s a new freestyle from 50 Cent to commemorate the New Year. Sounds like Fif’s got his swagger back—the shit talkin’ at the end doesn’t hurt either.
When was the meeting when the hip-hop nation got together and decided that we wanted Nas to make an album with one of Bob Marley’s sons. I didn’t get the memo. What’s next? Cormega & The Melody Makers? Although many praised this album when it was released last May, ask yourself the last time you actually took the time to listen to this. No real replay value. This project still feels like a comfy blanket Mr. Jones hid under while he battled the personal and professional dramas of the past year. Great art is made from adversity as Kanye’s MBDTF attests, let’s hope the fiery Nas found on the last verse of “Strong Will Continue” prevails in the new year and preachy slop like the Joss Stone and Lil Wayne-guested “My Generation” goes that way. We don’t need world music from one of hip-hop’s finest. We want more boom bap like you can find here. Let’s go Esco!
Here’s what we all been waiting for. The follow-up to Em and Ri Ri’s chart topper, which will be featured on Rihanna’s Loud. Sounds like Ms. Fenty and Mr. Mathers got another hit. We hear this version isn’t final. HD mixtape tagged for now. Somebody get Paul R on the phone!
UPDATE: That was quick, now with no tags via HHC.
The Morning After With Angela Yee put Lupe Fiasco through the the ringer today on Shade 45. Lu spoke thoroughly on a bunch of subjects. Here’s what he had to say:
Break 1: Lupe speaks on Fiasco Friday.
Break 2: Lupe explains his gripe with MTV and blogs.
Break 3: Lu talks 360 deal and Atlantic Records.
Break 4: Calls from fans
Break 5: Talks support from Atlantic Records and book deals.
Previously: Lupe Fiasco “The Show Goes On“
“All a nigga want for Christmas is another year”.
Mr. Jenkins told ya before and he’ll tell you again. He knows Big Meech—the real Big Meech—and he got him to appear on his new song which incidentally bears a title very similar to Rick Ross’ current banger. Hmm.
UPDATE: Jizzle’s connect weighs in.