Here’s the alternate cover to this. Bend over girl, show ‘em what ya working with.
It’s been a year of excruciating decisions for publishing companies—layoffs, pullbacks, closures. Now it appears Johnson Publishing’s chairman and CEO, Linda Johnson Rice, has reached what must have been an agonizing decision: Johnson Publishing is seeking a buyer or investor for its flagship publication, Ebony, in an effort aimed at securing the survival of the nation’s oldest magazine devoted to African-American life. It’s unclear whether the company’s other properties, including Jet, would be part of a possible sale.
“The life span of a rapper is three years.”
Sheeeit, even less than that these days. In his first webisode, Joey Crack says that more LP’s are sounding like street releases. He also quips that if hip-hop’s rookies don’t step it up, the game’s going to look like the soup kitchen.
Secret Weapon: DarkNyte
Here’s Soulja Boy gettin’ it in with 5 video chicks including his fiancé friend Ms. No Sex Til 2010. Yeah right.
Below: The trailer to the actual video. This kid’s one lucky bastard.
Last Friday, James Todd sat next to David Letterman and plugged his new show, NCIS: Los Angeles, his Rock And Roll Hall of Fame nomination, and family life. Crazy to hear LL’s got three teenaged children. After all, he looks like one himself.
MTV‘s Hottest MC’s In The Game draft kicks off today, and rounding out the top 10 is Shallah Raekwon. According to the 1515 Boys, this is what The Chef brings to the table:
Why He’s Hot: They’ve got him behind the pot again! Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon the Chef came back to cook up one of the most potent offerings of 2009 with Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, which is the hottest album in the streets right now. And no, the Brain Trust isn’t just overcome with nostalgia — the conceptual Cuban Linx II picks up where its timeless predecessor left off a decade and a half ago. Rae articulates his calm anger and heavy-handed, at times unmerciful underworld regulation with a compellingly clear yet callous delivery. Production-wise, he went for the best: RZA, Dr. Dre, the late J Dilla.
Update: Rae’s reaction.
Mo’ dopeness from the “Common & Friends” shindig this past weekend. Serena’s man lends a hand to Esco as he rips through a couple of classics from Illmatic. Yeah that was a pretty good rap album. Ha! Here’s some real rap shit, Internets.