We had a whole lot of superstars on this stage here tonight. But this is… Papoose's house? We're all still reeling that the 20th anniversary of Hip-Hop's Super Bowl featured the Nacirema Dream as a headliner. Damn you Kendrick Lamar and your generous ways. Yeah it's hip-hop to bum rush the show but c'mon Pap you know you didn't deserve that look. And you gave even less fucks by performing a new song. C'mon fam. You've paid a lot of dues through the years but this was the big dawg time in the program. Don't disrespect the game in your pursuit for fame. Oh well, Brooklyn took it.
You Played Yourself
Speaking of BK, Fab had a master plan of bringing Lil Kim and Foxy Brown back together again. But when it was time to make history, Fox Boogie was nowhere to be found. Where was you at? Wack.
Had this in the stash so long, I forgot I had it. This was an excellent 2004 documentary on our culture that aired on VH1 and was written by my good friend, Bill Adler (google him, kids!). There were five episodes and this was the first entitled Back In The Day. Like that 20/20 special RR brought you, we’re here to educate as well as entertain. All y’all do is steal content. Ha!
Friday, August 07 2009 6:47 PM EST | Posted by: B.Dot | Posted in: Focus
Here’s a new visual from señor Bad Azz. A few days ago, Director Edwin Decena told MTV that he wanted to replicate the aesthetics from Boosie’s FADER cover shoot. Job well done sir. You better believe it.
Friday, August 07 2009 5:16 PM EST | Posted by: B.Dot | Posted in: Focus
At the 3:52 mark, Scott tells D.C.’s 93.9 FM, that his name should be mentioned in the top brackets. I beg to differ, but you can’t knock his confidence. If you don’t feel that you’re the best, make room for the rest.
Friday, August 07 2009 4:30 PM EST | Posted by: YN | Posted in: Focus
Yup, Algernod’s got another album coming whether you like it or not. Here he explains how a popular TV show influenced one of his new songs.
“I got a song right now called ‘First 48,‘ ” the Florida native revealed. “It’s wrapped around the whole TV series ‘The First 48 Hours.’ I’m telling you on the record: ‘Everybody is a goon until they catch a case/ When the detectives get to the talking/ All that gangsta shit fades away/ The first 10 minutes, dog, you started off straight/ Detective applied a little pressure, you turn around and break.’
“That whole situation for me, that intro, I’m sitting here watching TV, and I didn’t know it was that many unreal dudes still left in the streets,” he continued. “I just focused on that situation. That’s one of them records on my album I call ‘choir rehearsal.’ I know everybody is gonna sing it every time I perform it.”
Should be interesting. Plus, Goon Affiliated is the first album where Plies is gonna let other rappers get their special guest on. We’re on the hunt for them names first.
Friday, August 07 2009 4:15 PM EST | Posted by: YN | Posted in: True Story
“Time to take it over. Minus all that bakin’ soda.”
A lil’ FLA love this morning. In case you ain’t know, DJ Khaled’s radio partner K Foxx moved to the Rottten Apple to be part of Hot 97′s new morning show with Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg. So now with his Takeover program for dolo, Mr. We The Best needed a new theme song so guess who he called. He dialed 911 and boom. Ha!
Sidebar: Remember when the original “Ten Crack Commandments” was a radio promo Preemo and Jeru The Damaja did for Angie Martinez? You geeks on the Internets need to find that. Y’all slippin’.
Friday, August 07 2009 6:46 AM EST | Posted by: YN | Posted in: Live Show
Lord knows I’ve steadily clowned this dude and my brother and I have joked a lot about the melody of this tune in particular. But here’s the shock of your life: I’m kinda diggin’ this live session version. That is until Kanye’s replacement comes in and screws it up. Oh well, close but no cigar.