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Kanye’s “Power” Inspired By Malcolm X ?

Man, great minds think alike. After hearing the chorus of Kanye’s new single this past weekend, I immediately thought of the hospital scene from Spike Lee’s Malcolm X. But for some reason, I couldn’t find the clip on YouTube. Coincidentally, it jolted Sean’s memory too and he drew the comparison first. Now, that’s powerful. Sidebar: 1515 Speaks To YN & Info On “Power”

50 Cent’s Got Soul For New Album

50 tells Rap-Up that he’s drawing inspiration from Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield for his new album, Black Magic. Mercy, mercy me. How would you describe your latest direction? It’s still got a soulful vibe to it and that’s why I called it Black Magic. I had some Marvin Gaye-inspired stuff, some things that content-wise would feel like something Curtis Mayfield would do from my perspective, and just the choices of how the cadences on the records were like performance […]

Joell Ortiz Talks New Mixtape

Joell sits down with 1515 and explains the origins of his trademark “Yaowa”, which so happens to be the title of his upcoming mixtape hosted by Green Lantern and Don Cannon. “I’m just thinking about zoning out,” he said. “I’m not thinking about who I’m reaching out to. I’m not thinking about who to bring to the tape. I’m just thinking about making a really, really good tape. Letting people know who Joell Ortiz is one more time. This time with Green […]