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Pay Homage: Roger Troutman

Take a long look at this picture boys and girls. Over the past few years, this guys influence has changed the sound of hip-hop—for better or worst. Yeah, that’s Roger Troutman and today marks a decade since his passing. As the lead singer of Zapp, Roger spawned classic cuts like “Computer Love” and “I Want To Be Your Man” using his signature Talk Box device. And while 90% of the game jacks his immortal techniques, he most remembered for spicing the chorous on 2Pac’s “California Love.” Check out some clips after the jump. T-Pain owes you a Fathers Day card.

Sidebar: Our readers are smarter than yours.

Please clarify that Roger used a talkbox and T-Pain uses autotune.

You have to play a keyboard to use a talkbox. Autotune is some old

studio effect that takes no talent whatsoever to use. — “Priest Forever”

Styles P Speaks on The Lox’s Longevity


“We been here since ’95. We look young and good. But we been here since we were little tykes.”

True story: I can’t ever see those three dudes not fuckin’ with each other. No Security compilation comin’ soon.

Sneak Peak of Rick Ross Colombia Video x Fab Trailers


YN’s still salty he didn’t get to go to the land of Esco. The real Esco. *Tim Duncan face*

Courtesy: All eyes on Dre via Crunksoundz

After the jump: CS also posted two trailers to Fab’s next coupla videos. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say Crunksoundz is somehow connected to Antonio’s house. “I just got this feelin’.” (C) Lana Moorer

In The Club With Swizz Beatz

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Speaking of rapper and liquor collabos, this video comes courtesy of Swizz Beatz for Hennessy Black. Honestly, Swizzie has so many random joints out, I can’t keep up anymore.

Sidebar: Is he still A Keys’ human snuggie? I’m lost. Ha!

Salute: Hip Hop Music