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Update: Jigga On The BBC/Westwood Preview

Hov is makin’ the rounds in London Town to promote BP3. Here’s an interview with BBC’s Zane Lowe and he also taped one with Tim Westwood which will air Saturday.

Let’s Listen: Link 

Update: Interview sucks. Zach Howe? Zane Lowe? Who gives a fuck?

Another Update: Here’s a preview of Westwood sitdown courtesy of OnSmash. Here it’s much better. He clarifies he had nothin’ to do with Chris Brown not being at BET Awards and calls Game a groupie. Ha!

The Alchemist: On “Keep It Thoro” (Behind The Boards)

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“Behind The Boards is back on Shade 45 with special guest The Alchemist!!! Hosted by Shade 45’s Music Man–Reef, Behind The Boards will take you on a track by track journey through The Alchemist’s hitmaking production career to get the real musical back-stories about his biggest hits for the likes of Mobb Deep, Dilated Peoples, Cypress Hill, Big Pun, Jadakiss, Nas, Ghostface and more!!!”

The show airs tomorrow on Shade 45 at 12pm- 2pm. More footage on the way. 

Breakthrough: Big Noyd “Give Up The Goods (Just Step)”

14 years ago, Tajuan “Big Noyd” Perry literally made a name for himself. On the track “Give Up The Goods” off Mobb Deep’s 1995 masterpiece, The Infamous, the Queensbridge native put his lifetime in between the paper lines with, “Yo it’s the r-a-double-p/ E-r n-o-y-d, niggas can’t fuck with me!”  The bars that followed helped him secure a solo deal with Tommy Boy Records before a stint in jail and label politics slowed things down. Finally taking matters into his own hands with Noyd Inc. and upcoming documentary, America’s Most Infamous,  N.O. talks about the verse that made him a lyrical destructor.

Havoc [and I] always knew each other cause our mothers was friends. One day I called him on a weekend [and] he was like “Come to Manhattan, Mobb got a studio time over there today.” I believe it was Battery [Studios]. I was like “Aight, I’m a go over there.”

We must have stayed in the studio ’til like 5 in the morning. [We] had got there like 1’o clock the day before. P[rodigy] was like, “Yo, I got a idea. Let’s do an A capella real quick before the song.” My man Scarface was like “Yo spit that rhyme you spit last week!” I was like “Nah, I ain’t fucking wit’ you. Let these niggas get done. Let these niggas work.” He was like, “Son, you don’t fucking do that shit right now, we fighting in this bitch! This shit is crazy!” He put me on blast, so I spit the verse. That’s actually the first time I rhymed for the Mobb.

I never really considered myself as an MC. I used to just come home from school and copy Rakim lines down so I could know the words. Niggas knew I rhymed a little bit but I was never trying get on. I actually got signed from that verse. I fucking performed one time in V.A. and the girl from Tommy Boy was in the crowd.

If you look back

at the video I’m in

there, but they actually got somebody else playing my part. Fucking around with these bitches, I had left the video

shoot. I stayed for like 2 hours and bounced! To be honest, it wasn’t anything planned for it to be like a single, or me getting signed from it. If you look on the back of the Infamous album, with the whole crew, I’m not even on it cause I had to go see my P.O. that morning! Shit was new to me, so I would just put it down on paper. I really just [rap] for myself and the people liked it. I appreciate it. — As Told To Brian “B.Dot” Miller

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Previously: Nature “Banned From TV”