Lupe was back on The Breakfast Club yesterday on Power 105.1 He says that he plans to go independent after his contract expires with Atlantic Records and talked about his new album, Food & Liquor 2. Later on, he talked about artistry in hip-hop and breaking into DJing.
Sir Michael Rocks stays to his Chicago roots and recruits Rockie Fresh for the second leak off his album, Lap of Lux. The beat and chorus are engaging, but the verses aren’t too impressive. LP drops August 2nd.
It only took 15 years, but N.O.R.E. finally shot a video for C-N-N’s classic, “Bloody Money”. He premiered it at the end of his “Get Her” video, but came to his senses and released it on his own. Hopefully this sparks a trend with more veteran rappers. Add War Report to your collection here. Previously: “No Delayin”
Ice Cube was in Bristol, Connecticut yesterday morning and made his debut on ESPN’s First Take. In this clip, he spoke on his beloved L.A. Lakers before shitting on the L.A. Clippers. The Dippers though? That’s cold Cube. Ha!
Lupe appeared on MTV‘s Rap Fix yesterday and during his interview, he broke down after watching scenes from his 2006 My Block special. To hear him to tell it, some of the people in the footage are deceased or behind bars. It’s some of them dudes is dead. Chicago’s the murder capital. The dudes in that video are in prison, a couple of fed cases, and then there’s ghosts. You see people that, that ain’t there.
Jermaine was in town last night and and made a guest appearance at Mike Barber and DJ Spynfo’s Mic Check showcase. He explained his reason for not flooding the internet with music and then recited a new verse from his song, “Chaining Day”.
Who’s the best MC? Biggie or Jay-Z? Well, Uncle Murda settles the age ol’ debate with his new recording. First 48 coming soon. ifwt UPDATE: CDQ via DJ Self