All Photos: DeAndre DaCosta So about last night: I officially kissed the 30s goodbye at the Spotted Pig with my family and a select few friends and colleagues. Yup, the food and that open bar was something special (My aching dome piece!). Anyways, special thanks to Shirea Carroll a.k.a. Ms Invite Only, my lovely wife Danamo, photographer DeAndre DaCosta and young H.O. for breakin’ my 100% rapper free rule. I forgive ya! Ha!
Mr. Combs wasn’t the only legendary hip-hop figure to check into the Shade 45 Morning Show today. Mr. 5 Mics talks his favorite albums of 2010 and his Rice University teaching gig. Yup, YN believes in edutainment, my niggas. Ha! My laugh > Wiz’s.
Al returns with two more viral testimonials from Elliott, Angela Yee and friends on hip-hop’s Rookie of The Year and 6th Man. Interesting choices to say the least. Let the great debates begin. Previously: Al Lindstrom 2010 Most Improved MC
Diddy traded the train for the yacht this morning and called YN on Shade 45 from St. Barts. During the conversation, Puff spoke on the true meaning of Last Train To Paris, missing out on Jay Electronica, and G.Dep turning himself in for murder last week. Hug a hater today and listen below. Break 1: Link Break 2: Link Break 3: Link Break 4: Link
There’s only 11 days left until the New Year, which means more end of the year lists are coming. Allindstrom asks YN, Angela Yee, Riggs of Shady Records, and others their choice for the most improved artist of 2010. Some selections may surprise ya. What’s yours?
In tribute to the best to ever do it, I personally put together seven comps of some of my favorite MJ joints. Shout-out to EMZ for the help out. R.I.P. The King.
YN’s MJ Music Vol. 1
YN’s MJ Music Vol. 2
YN’s MJ Music Vol. 3
YN’s MJ Music Vol. 4
YN’s MJ Music Vol. 5
YN’s MJ Music Vol. 6
YN’s MJ Music Vol. 7
UPDATE: Tracklists after the jump.
Game, Game, go away. Please come back another day. Ha. Seriously, I shrug when talk of Chuck Taylor comes up. (Does he still call himself that anymore? Oh well. Insert shrug.) Mr. Miller has done a thankless and tireless job of keepin’ you up to date with dude’s stop-and-go path to album number four. But now with a legit single with Pharrell (“It Must Be Me“) and a mixtape droppin’ on Monday, am I really supposed to get excited… again? […]