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RR’s ’09 Best R&B Albums: #2 Alicia Keys “The Element Of Freedom”

You gotta hand it to Alicia. Unlike pretty much every other artist on the planet, she doesn’t oversaturate herself to stay hot. She does it the old school way. Takes a significant hiatus in between albums and comes back with nothing but her finest material. The single choices have been rock-solid so far. “Doesn’t Mean Anything” is dandy. “Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart” is thrilling. And while I appreciate her trying to make a Beyonce collabo work (“Put It […]

Q-Tip Plays Brand Nubian Demo

How bout a old school break? Been meaning to put this up but as you can see it’s been a pretty busy week. Anyways, a couple of days ago on his SwiftFM channel, Q-Tip shared an early Brand Nubian demo recorded about 20 years ago. As you’ll hear the content was probably a lil too strong for some and didn’t make their classic All For One. Ironically, Grand Puba would take plenty of his rhymes here and make a song […]

RR’s ’09 Best Mixtapes: #3 Young Jeezy “Trappin’ Ain’t Dead”

Jeezy and DJ Folk hugged the block last summer with Trappin’ Aint Dead. A hustler at heart, Da Snowman stashed the Recession leftover “Done It” and helped Lil Boosie get on his feet with “Better Believe It”. Back on the strip, Jeez clocks his paper with “My Money” then squanders it on “Dead Or Alive”. Of course, all work and no play makes Jeezy a dull boy. Sitting in the director’s chair, he and U.S.D.A. make the “Biggest Movie Ever”. […]

Keyshia Cole Tells It The Way It Is

Keyshia Cole gives an update regarding her upcoming project and relationship with estranged family. To all my friends and fans – It’s time that I clear the air. It’s not a secret that I haven’t been in contact with my mother Frankie, and my sisters Neffe and Elite and I never wanted to air out our differences to the public. While I won’t go into detail here I find it necessary to let you guys know I decided to stop […]

RR’s ’09 Best R&B Albums: #3 Trey Songz “Ready”

With the close of the summer, Trey Songz kept the game warm last year with his third album, Ready. He immediately sets the mood with “Panty Droppa” and soon after, disturbs the peace with “Neighbors Know My Name”. Eventually, Trey trades in his player card and searches for Ms. Right on “I Need A Girl”, but it isn’t long until he’s back to his old ways on “I Invented Sex”. Currently anchored by the intoxicating single “Say Aah”, Ready comes […]

New Video: Styles P “16 Bars”

[vodpod id=ExternalVideo.913849&w=425&h=350&fv=file%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fcms.springboard.gorillanation.com%2Fxml_feeds_advanced%2Findex%2F9%2F3%2F111537%2F%26width%3D601%26height%3D405%26pid%3Dhh006%26allowscriptaccess%3D] “You on a MTV list/ I put ya brains all over ya MTV cribs/ Whoever wrote that/ Double X-L this/ I double excel” Ghost kicks a quick 16 for HHDX‘s latest installment of 16 Bars. Lock in. Previously: DJ Green Lantern x Styles P “Send A Kite”