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Travis Barker Remixes “3 A.M.”

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Travis Barker knows how to party like a rock star.  After all, he’s had on the job training as the drummer for Blink 182. But truthfully, the So Cal native’s a hardcore hip-hop head. In fact, he’s fiddled his sticks for P.Diddy, Soulja Boy and The Game. More recently, he was commissioned to remix Eminem’s “3 A.M.”. Trav phoned in with Rap Radar to discuss how the project came to fruition. 

Pimp C Passed on Jay-Z’s “A Week Ago”

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According to Bun B, his UGK partner Pimp C was first approached to be on Hov’s song with Too $hort before they seized the opportunity later on “Big Pimpin’.” I didn’t know that. And I call myself a Jay-Z authority. SMH.

Props: Vibe TV (2:42 mark. Click on the screen)

Sean C and LV 1515 Boys Profile

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Nice to see these brothers still gettin’ recognized. Report claims they placed beats on next Slaughterhouse and Ghostface Killah albums. Although not part of this video, here’s what they had to say about their future projects.

On Ghostface Killah: “We cooking that up right now. The last three Ghost albums we been on. The last one we had five [tracks]. … The chemistry with Ghost is very good. It’s mostly an automatic thing. He’ll have a beat CD for a minute and when he’s ready, he’s like, ‘I want this one this one and this one.’ It just happens.” – Sean C.

On Clipse: “We got three on [their next album]. I’m exited about that. They spit your head off. It’s hard, straightforward, aggressive. They do what they do.” – Sean C.

“The beats don’t sound like us. One of them does, but the others don’t.” – LV

On Slaughterhouse: “We’re really in the beginning stages of it. We’re trying to scope a sound for Slaughterhouse so it’s their sound, not somebody else’s. We’re sending them joints, they got a bunch of joints they picked.” – Sean C.

On Wale: “I think he sounds real good. I definitely like the record we did. I like the Cool & Dre record. We went in a few times with him. The joint we did got Travis Barker on the drums. Wale got that done while he was is in L.A. The beat was done, then Travis played over it, then we played on top of what Travis did.” – LV

“It’s called ‘OG.’ He’s talking about how OGs schooled him to the game and how they was when they were young and how he listens to them. It’s not a street OG thing, but he touches on how things were different at that time.” – Sean C. 

Jay-Z and Eminem Join Forces in Video Game Business
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USA Today has the exclusive:

The upcoming DJ Hero video game just landed two heavy hitters as MCs: Jay-Z and Eminem.

Both rappers are bringing their music to the newest offshoot of Activision’s successful $2 billion Guitar Hero franchise. The game, played with a turntable-shaped controller, is due out this fall for PlayStation 3, PS2, Xbox 360 and Wii (no price or rating yet).

A limited edition comes with the rappers’ exclusive new greatest-hits CDs, possibly including previously unreleased tracks, plus an advanced version of the controller, a DJ stand and metal traveling case. Jay-Z and Eminem will serve as consultants to Activision and the game’s developer, FreeStyleGames.

The complete list of tracks the rappers are providing is still being worked out. Jay-Z plans on including Izzo (H.O.V.A.) and Dirt Off Your Shoulder for sure. Also possible: tracks from his in-the-works Blueprint 3 album. “I have a ton of content, I just need the pipeline,” he says. “I love the freedom of (DJ Hero). I could wake up tomorrow morning with the idea for a song and call the guys at Activision and start working on getting it out.”

Eminem is more cryptic about his contributions. “I don’t want to give away any surprises yet,” he says in an e-mail interview. “DJ Hero will include my music, and I’ll be providing additional material as downloadable content by the end of the year.”

“You are going to get over 100 songs from 80 artists and 80 brand-new mixes that have never been heard before, including one with Eminem and Jay-Z (together),” says Guitar Hero president and CEO Dan Rosensweig.

I think I’ll be able to get a freebie. I mean, you would think.

Sidebar: Fuck it. “Renegade” seems appropriate.

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