Fuck Harvey Levin and anybody that loves his celebrity news website. First you prematurely pronounce the impending death of Lil Wayne (Weezy Forgives. We Don't.) and then you try to link the horrific actions of one of the Boston Marathon culprits to our culture? "DEAD BOMBING SUSPECT: HEAVY INTO HIP HOP" You don't say? It's 2013 and most kids are into rap music. We've been penetrated pop culture, you cock suckers. "What's interesting... hip-hop lyrics are notoriously violent and often degrading to women." So our music is at fault in this tragedy? Let's be clear the only bombs my culture cosigns is DJ Funkmaster Flex's sound effects. Thirty Mile Zone is prone to post anything to get traffic. Fuck dude and his coffee cup. Get you a Rap Radar cup and drink with us in the winner's circle.
You Played Yourself
Oh Miguel. Leg droppin your fans? You ain't Hulk Hogan and that wasn't part of the program. That's no way to treat the adoring ladies, brother.
Thursday, August 06 2009 5:33 PM EST | Posted by: YN | Posted in: True Story
Joe Crack gives an exclusive radio interview to Hot 97′s new morning show to defend himself even further against the accusations from Big Pun’s widow. Liza called up immediately after. Big shock. Trying to get audio. Props to Peter Elliot for sending this.
Sidebar: Lawyer/Blogger Combat Jack crunches the numbers.
Thursday, August 06 2009 5:17 PM EST | Posted by: YN | Posted in: Focus
GFK has an interesting idea involving the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul:
“We got the ill chemistry together,” said Ghost, on the set of his “Baby” video in Harlem. “I love Mary. I hope one day we could … get together and just make an ill classic. Some Peaches & Herb. [Hip-hop editor's note: Google that group!] We just hop in real quick. Just one go-round, a one-off. That’s just fly.”
Sitting in his tour bus, parked across the street from Rucker Park, Ghost was also thinking about collaborating with some other R&B greats. His past R&B collaborations are highlighted on the new J-Love mixtape The Wizard Is Coming.
“That was when we was in Cali at that time,” Ghost thought back to his guest appearance on Mary’s “Your Child” remix. “I remember Mary wanted me to do that for her real quick. I did two of them [verses]. The other verse wasn’t all right. I think [the verse that made the song] might have been eight bars. Those were the days. I was stuck a little bit.”
Great in theory, but um, it’s not gonna happen. I don’t want to put people’s personal biz out there, but I’m sure Kendu ain’t havin’ that.
Thursday, August 06 2009 3:25 PM EST | Posted by: YN | Posted in: Focus
“I’ma tell you what you is boy.”
How’d I miss this one???!! Fuckin’ love the title. You know I love the title! Ah, it’s a wrap at 1:45. Ugh. I don’t need no Lil Wyte in my life. I got Bud Light. And I’m drinkin’ responsibly. Wink wink. Oh now this fuckin’ guitar part is strange as shit. Ha! And he threw the Thriller laugh at the end. Smh.
Still: I need more “Fuck Boy”! A Thousand Pauses.
Sidebar: Have refused to download any of this new Three 6 Mafia stuff, is it any good? They ain’t been the same since they copped the Oscar and I’m still tight about that terrible reality show. Where’s the fake Rosenberg? Ha!
Thursday, August 06 2009 2:57 PM EST | Posted by: YN | Posted in: R&B
“I don’t care what nobody says, that song is about me.”
The fight is fixed. Nick Cannon’s wife performs Em’s favorite song on his TV show. Let’s see: Six big Black back-up dancers lifting her up and down. Occasional use of signature high squeal. A lil’ subliminal jab by Mr. Drumline at the end. Did he call her his soulmate? Did she grab his ass? New improved Sonny & Cher?
Thursday, August 06 2009 9:30 AM EST | Posted by: B.Dot | Posted in: Music
Here’s some new material from the games most underrated. Is it just me, or does it seem as if BR resurfaced outta nowhere. No big announcement. No welcome home party. No Making His Band appearance. Nada. Guess you don’t need the exposure when you’re a star in the hood.
Thursday, August 06 2009 6:25 AM EST | Posted by: YN | Posted in: True Story
It’s a loss but still and all—no Drizzy don’t stop no show. Weezy and company will now be hittin’ the road til after Labor Day. Here’s the updated sked below. After the jump, the additional dates. Don’t lame out this summer.
» 8/6 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center » 8/7 – Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge » 8/8 – Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion » 8/9 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood » 8/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Wireless Pavilion » 8/13 – Universal City, CA @ Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk » 8/14 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center » 8/15 – Concord, CA @ Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord » 8/17 – Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place » 8/18 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place » 8/20 – Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre » 8/21 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center » 8/22 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion » 8/23 – Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center
» 8/24 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre » 8/27 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Theme Park Resort » 8/28 – Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center » 8/29 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre » 8/30 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre » 9/01 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center » 9/02 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre » 9/03 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend » 9/04 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre » 9/06 – Sunrise, FL @ BankAtlantic Center
Thursday, August 06 2009 6:04 AM EST | Posted by: YN | Posted in: Focus
“You can take something and you can sell all the things around it.”
At a Planet Hip-Hop Wall Street Journal panel, Nas’ former manager and one of Jay-Z’s current biz partners, Steve “The Commissioner” Stoute recalls how signin’ the Fresh Prince and the ridiculous success of Men In Black showed him the unlimited potential to make scrilla outside the record business. Ray-Ban got fat while everybody starved. Ha!
Thursday, August 06 2009 3:02 AM EST | Posted by: YN | Posted in: Live Show
I told you everybody got one. Mandatory. End of story. What’s weird about this one is it’s a flat-out, subdued cover of “Billie Jean,” with moonwalk included. Whoa. Not your average Sunday night in the Chi. All praises due to King Michael.
Thursday, August 06 2009 2:31 AM EST | Posted by: B.Dot | Posted in: Live Show
A couple days before his speech at the Nokia Theater, Ghost delivered a similar soliloquy at Toad’s Place in Connecticut. This time around, he digs a little deeper on how (Insert your local Hip-Hop radio station here) brainwashes listeners into liking crappy records.