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Jay-Z Leads 2010 BET Awards Nominees

It’s about that time of the year folks. Earlier today  the nominees were announced for the 2010 BET Awards. Jay-Z leads the pack with five nods. The ceremony’s hosted by Queen Latifah and takes place on June 27th in Los Angeles. Performances include Drake, Nicki Minaj, Dirty Money, and Trey Songz. Full list of nominees after the jump.

Just Blaze On The Downfall Of Remixes

Continuing his conversation with Soul Culture, Just explains why your remixes these days have lost their true essence. Diddy might have to renew his patent. “The remix became a marketing tool – and a BDS [Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems] spin generator,” [which calculates multi-platform airplay figures] “so the artform got taken out of it and the dollars got put into it… If you change the beat, the computers that run BDS don’t pick it up as the same song.  So […]

N.O.R.E. Discusses Nas Track

N.O.R.E explained during last week’s listening how CNN’s song with Nas “With Me” on The War Report 2 came about. Below, he reiterates the story to MTV. “I can’t remember [how long ago] we finished the song, because me and Nas have recorded so much material in the past,” Nore said. “We came across this [particular song and] made a new beat to it, switched a lot of things around. But it’s a wonderful thing. It’s not a recent verse […]