Rap-Up caught up with Jermaine out West. He explains the meaning behind the title of his upcoming debut Cole World: The Sideline Story and reveals the producers involved on the project. He also says that he’s still waiting on his verse from Jay-Z. Hear how it sounds on September 27th.
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Andrew states that Cocaine 80s is a collective consisting of No I.D., Common and many others. With no heads up, they have just released their The Pursuit EP. One of the songs is a new Common track with No I.D. on the production.
CyHi’s new mixtape, Royal Flush 2 drops tomorrow, but this evening Omen gives us one of the tracks featuring his fellow G.O.O.D. Music fam. Production by Kanye West and No I.D. Pete Rock, anyone?
Art: Ty Kidd A lot of hype on that Big Sean project. Mostly, thanks to one man. This mix is for my fellow E. Wilson. Ha!
[vodpod id=Video.10518132&w=540&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] After Ye praised his mentor No I.D., who produced the majority of Sean’s debut, he took to the stage and spoke about the project as well. Yep, it’s a Grammy family affair.
[vodpod id=Video.6723222&w=540&h=350&fv=] Mikkey’s new video is far from a horror film, but the images are pretty intense. Directed by Da Visionaryz and Brandon “N2ition” Riley. Oh, it’s No I.D. on the track, now let this story begin. fsd
Auto-Tune’s poster boys phone in with NigelD and address Shawn C.’s Napalm Bomb, “D.O.A.”
Yes, gentleman using Auto-Tune in 2009 is trite. To quote Mr. Dennis Coles, “Get your own shit and be original!” How can the music evolve if everyone is doing the same thing? What works for the goose doesn’t always work for the gander. You see Webstar, even if your record plays on the radio every five minutes, it doesn’t mean that it’s good. What it means is that it’s locked into the listeners memory thanks to repetition. “Dancing On Me” may be your only record using Auto-Tune, but I doubt the other songs are raising the bar in hip-hop. There’s nothing wrong with “dance” records, as long as they’re not executed cheesy. As for Browz, I think your hip-hop contributions are best left on the MPC. But hey, what do I know. I’m just a rap fan.
After the jump, No I.D. adds his 2 Cents.