In March ?uestlove hinted that Run-DMC would perform for the first time since JMJ’s passing at The Roots’ third annual picnic in Philadelphia. But now, he tells Billboard that it’s not happening. Bummer. Instead, The Roots will play background for Ghostface, Method Man and Raekwon. The event goes down June 5th.
Rap-Up‘s learned that Game’s The R.E.D. Album and Puff’s Last Train To Paris have been yanked to June 29th. Game was originally scheduled to drop simultaneously with Drake’s debut (June 15th), while Diddy shared the same date as Eminem’s Recovery (June 22nd).
[vodpod id=Video.3562058&w=425&h=350&fv=] Big Boi gives DJ Smallz some words of wisdom for new artists on the come up. Pay attention, it’s free. 57thave
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Chamillionaire won’t like this, but your Airness covers the July 2010 issue of SLAM. From the pen of Editor-In-Chief Ben Osborne: For the very first time, a former NBA player is now a full-fledged NBA owner, and how Mike handles this role will be watched closely by other executives around the League, current and former players, and, we think, the millions of fans that still make him one of the world’s greatest product endorsers and scoop up everything we do […]
We’ve been ready for this one, but for now, we’re left to follow the cameras for the making of Alicia’s new video. Rap-Up Previously: On The Set
Awhile back, we caught Hov in the lab with the Neptunes. Now, Pharrell tells MTV that he and Jigga got something new up their sleeves. Mums the word. “The guy is 40 and had a #1 record, and he sold more records than anybody in hip-hop at the time his album came out. And it’s still selling. The one thing we’re allowed to say [about our new collaboration] is he and I said that we’re sworn to secrecy.”