Thursday, September 24 2009 11:19 AM EST | Posted by: YN | Posted in: Blog, Focus
Earl’s former roomie feels X can rise to the top of the game again. I don’t believe it, but I’ll let him explain to Sway.
“Me and X probably have the realest of realest talks,” Swizz said of his close friend. “If a person don’t wanna help themselves, then there’s nothing you can do. The good thing is that X is willing to help himself. I know the X I can work with, I know the X I cannot work with. Right now [he] is the X I can work with. That’s why he’s on the ['Who's Real'] remix smashing it and we got about seven other records that, if we put out right now, it would mess everybody up.
“But I wanna have the proper setup where he’s getting a fair chance and the most attention and most respect right now,” Swizz added. “I’m not putting nothing out until we have the lineup together, which we’re close to having, and the streets are going to witness that raw uncut street element. X was doing $16 million movies and sleeping outside, just because that’s where he felt comfortable. He’s the realest in the game. He never was on no jewelry, no cars. X, he’s one artist that I truly know is a real artist. It don’t get no more real than X.”
Time will tell. But I’m usually right about these things.
Spotted: Adam Aziz (He always links back.)
Thursday, September 24 2009 11:02 AM EST | Posted by: YN | Posted in: Blog, True Story
The Def Jam founders meet the Minister. That’s right, The Honorable was at Honors. Um, ok.
Props: Uncle (Where was L?)
Thursday, September 24 2009 10:41 AM EST | Posted by: B.Dot | Posted in: Blog, Focus
Although he’s one of the label’s flagship artists, Ghost says he keeps his interaction with label heads to a minimum. Shouldn’t come as a surprise being that he’s only been to the Def Jam office twice. Ha!
Thursday, September 24 2009 10:33 AM EST | Posted by: YN | Posted in: Blog, True Story
It’s the concert series where Jay and Nas made peace four years ago and, this year, the most controversial man in music will be the top biller. That’s right, who’s house? It’s Fuck Boy Brown’s house. My personal feelings for dude aside, this is a smart business move. It all goes down Oct 27 in NJ. You know we’ll be there armed with flip cams.
Props: Musica Telemundo
Thursday, September 24 2009 10:14 AM EST | Posted by: YN | Posted in: Blog, Focus
Antwan tested out his Ustream last night at Stankonia Studios and played a new joint that sounds pretty good to me. Too bad the album’s never comin’ out. The Greatest Story An ATLien Never Told. Ha!
Props: Straight From The A
Update: Now with MP3.
Thursday, September 24 2009 10:14 AM EST | Posted by: B.Dot | Posted in: Blog, Focus
Ah, the 90s. Hip-Hop’s greatest era. Before hitting the stage, Sticky briefly speaks on his group’s classic debut, Bacdafucup. Hipsters, please exit stage left.
Thursday, September 24 2009 10:09 AM EST | Posted by: YN | Posted in: Blog, Focus
During a commercial break on his appearance with Cipha Rosenberg’s Hot 97 morning show, Peter gets Puff to talk about underground rap, Rae, Mos and Jay Electronica. Let’s all cop some shiny backpacks today.
Props: RR (The other one)
Thursday, September 24 2009 9:44 AM EST | Posted by: B.Dot | Posted in: Blog, Focus
“It’s hard to bring us all back together”
Translation: It ain’t gon happen. Afterward, she comments on the lack of estrogen in rap and provides insight on her album. That’s not happening either.
Thursday, September 24 2009 9:27 AM EST | Posted by: YN | Posted in: Blog, Focus
No chickens were buried in the making of this video. Bromance 2.0!
Thursday, September 24 2009 9:04 AM EST | Posted by: B.Dot | Posted in: Blog, Focus
Apparently the next issue of XXL is paying homage to the house Russell and Rick built. Holdin’ down the West Coast, Warren G spills the beans on his fellow cover co-stars.
Previously: Triple C’s Cover Nov. XXL? | Jazzy Jeff vs. LL Cool J’s “Rock The Bells”