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Throwback Video: The Firm EPK


I was Music Editor at The Source back when The Firm mania took over hip-hop. Them damn meetings with Dave Mays and his “buddy” Commissioner Steve Stoute. Having to write a painful Sure Shot single of “Firm Biz.” The behind the scenes drama of the infamous split cover with Jay-Z when Dame and them making a lil house call. Ha! Too many stories.

Yeah, the final result from this rap supergroup didn’t live up to the tremendous hype that was created but I can now fondly look back on that time on my life and acknowledge this shit was pretty fun. Watch this and pretend you were part of it.

T.R.O.Y. assistance: Ice

Help Wanted: Kid Cudi Needs Beats

Consider this is a public service announcement:

ATTENTION PRODUCERS!!! — G.O.O.D Music/Universal’s artist Kid Cudi b.k.a. The Man on the Moon, needs beats ASAP to complete his album.  But, not just any beats, he needs uptempo hip-hop beats with NO HOOKS.  So, if you think you got what it takes, submit your beats (max 3 per producer) to:

[email protected]

Make sure you include your contact info and the names of your tracks so we can reach out to you if you qualify.

If you’d like more information about Kid Cudi or catch his vibe, visit:

For everyone else, forward your shitty tracks to Joe Budden. He hearts bad production.