Thursday, 30 April 2009
I feel that this was a poor move by Tia Kemp…I will make my points then u can either clarify or holla @ me….
1. How many baby fathers do you have?
2. How many of them pay child support?
3. When you went shopping sprees with 50 cent, instead of buying Gucci fur!!! Why did you not buy clothes for your kids?
4. How much money do you really think you will make from this book? Is it life - changing money?
I personally feel that you don’t have a strong case against the man, otherwise why would you resort to this? If you are confident In what you are saying then the courts will sort out some kind of settlement. Woman show some integrity, there are a lot of women who get abandoned with their kids, they don’t die, they keep it moving, I respect them. I heard one of your interviews and there was some emotion in your answers regarding William aka rick ross…this means there was something genuine for you to have his son…that is not your 1st kid, so u are very experienced. If I was you, I would either settle in court or try to make amends. 50 CENT is using you like Uncle Sam….
As for Rick Ross, if he really is not looking out for his son, shame on him, whether he glorifies drugs, or fabricates his past, i really don’t see what the big deal is, a lot of rappers do it, personally i think he makes good music, he does go overboard at times and his denial of the c.o picture was detrimental. It is of choice to listen to music or hip hop. Nonetheless, getting back to what I was saying, he should set up a trust fund for his son and make sure the boy has the necessary things to grow up with..i.e clothes, healthcare, quality food, good school, moral, ethics etc… basically if you cannot give this to your kid after making so much money, what are you living for????
The reason I am commenting on this situation is because, this whole child support thing is a very big issue in the community, thus I thought I should address this particular issue….
Now lets talk rap/hiphop
I think 50 cents tactics are terrible considering he is a walking contradiction, he has his own baby mama problems and he is making time to side somebody else’s baby mama, how sad.
Rick Ross should not have made such comments on Mafia music, that is slander and it is a “bitch move”.
I feel Rick Ross beat him lyrically in this whole battle thing.
I personally don’t care what started this beef.
Both of these men are way over 30 years old..its all entertaining, let it stay as entertainment or squash this childish shit…..
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
props to http://www.myfabolouslife.com/
Hope the album lives up to the hype...Fabolous got the potential deliver a classic
Monday, 27 April 2009
This is very serious..be careful people and stay clean...SARS, Bird Flu, Mad Cow Disease now this....
Friday, 24 April 2009
It actually is time for Fabolous to drop an album, looking forward to it...The Loso's way mixtape was classic so the album should be nothing less...This is a nice marketing strategy..which track you feeling?
Amidst controversies and rap scandals, Rick Ross has managed to force himself into the collective consciousness of Hip Hop fans, successfully branding himself as “the real deal,” despite events that would seem to indicate otherwise. But for all the inconsistencies in Ross’ tales of pushing weight, he’s always managed to deliver in the music-making department. Deeper Than Rap is no different, as “the Boss” continues his penchant for combining hard-hitting production with some good old-fashioned hedonistic Rap.
The number one expectation when listening to a Rick Ross album lies with the production, and in this aspect, Deeper Than Rap does not disappoint. The majority of the sound here is very rich without sounding overproduced and shiny. Whether listening to the minimalistic claps over heavy organs in “Mafia Music” or the swanky yet defiant keys and horns in “Yacht Club,” there’s little to complain in the musical department. Still, there’s definitely some fluff, particularly when Ross relies on R&B tracks. The “All I Really Want” is far too shiny and the same can be said of “Lay Back.” To its credit, the former has an infectious hook courtesy of The-Dream, while the latter may be the worst of Robin Thicke’s career.
Immediately evident, even more so than the stellar production, is Ross’ vastly improved emceeing. Big Daddy Kane he ain’t, but no longer is Ross simply talking over tracks. While his flows aren’t complicated or astonishing in the least, they are clean and he rides the beat well. Perhaps it’s a testament to how bad his prior technical abilities were rather than his current ones are; either way, he’s definitely gotten better. One need look no further than “Mafia Music” where Ross confidently rhymes, “That boy had it hard, no facade it’s the truth/So now when I ménage and get massaged it’s the proof/Proof’s in the pudding and that baking soda takin’/Paper dat I’m makin’ gotta take them photos naked/Listenin’ to niggas like whistlin’ at Wendy Williams/I flip my middle finger, I’m chillin on twenty million/The rumors turn me on I’m masturbating at the top/These hoes so excited so they catchin’ every drop/I’m dodging debacles like pot holes in Jamaica/We cut down the weed, bury the paper on them acres/Martin had a dream, Bob got high/I still do both but somehow I got by.”
While Rick Ross can’t keep the topic of cocaine interesting for nearly as long as artists like The Clipse, Raekwon or Jay-Z , and songs like “Rich Off Cocaine” are painfully monotonous, nothing is worse than his insistence to rap about sex for a sizable portion of the album. While it would be unfair to accuse Rick Ross of trying to appeal to everyone, his reach definitely surpasses his grasp on these tracks. On “All I Really Want,” Ross delivers laughable lines like “Who can hit it more faster/I’m talking authentic orgasms…/She said life is a journey/I need mine just like my attorney.” And what’s the point of “Face?” It’s “Getting’ Some Head” part two. The only purpose songs like these serve are to make the otherwise commonplace subject matter of drugs and violence more interesting.
While Rick Ross’ third outing could benefit from fewer R&B tracks, there’s no denying his choice in production or his improved writing. Solid guest spots from Nas, John Legend and Kanye also contribute to what ends up being an extremely solid album. Similar to fellow rappers The Game and Young Jeezy, Ross continues to develop a reputation for being able to put together a complete product – despite repetitive subject matter. So no, there’s not much depth to Deeper than Rap, but that doesn’t supersede its impressive execution.
Monday, April 20, 2009 | Author: Slava Kuperstein
props to hiphopdx.com
I totally agree with this review, if Rick Ross added more substance to his music and cut out the album fillers, this would be a more complete album..still a good listen though
Behind the scenes at Lil Kim's "Download" video shoot from Miss Info on Vimeo.
Where has Lil Kim been? I guess dancing with the stars...I was a bit skeptical about this one, but now i see she got the legendary Charlie Wilson on the track so this might just be a big comeback for the Queen B...T-Pain is on the track too
I like a few Tracks off the 808s and Heartbreak album, this was one of them.
Kanye is talented no doubt...check him on B.E.T...Ego?
Its been a minute since I heard anything from Red Cafe, still waiting for that LP on Konvict Music...he is 1/4 of Street Fam...What else...anyway way checkout this one 'hottest in da hood' coming soon..its moooovin!!!
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
100 Single Ladies stop traffic with a spontaneous performance of Beyonce's famous leggy dance in Piccadilly Circus, to celebrate the announcement by Trident of its free Beyonce gig in November. Shout out to The Hip Hop Chronicle
I know this area, obviously from working in the West End..This is crazy...Beyonce Global indeed..anybody notice what I noticed?
Monday, 20 April 2009
I have heard so much about this player and expect great things..Bulls are doing their thing..
Sunday, 19 April 2009
lets go lakers...Kobe doing it..Ariza looking good too...hope Bynum and Gasol Kill it...aint forgotten bout Fisher
Saturday, 18 April 2009
Friday, 17 April 2009
Ok am a lil late with this one..Keri is doing her thing...
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Arsenal romped into the semi-finals of the Champions League with a crushing 3-0 home defeat of Villarreal on Wednesday to seal a 4-1 aggregate victory and a last four clash with holders Manchester United.
Theo Walcott set the tone for a surprisingly one-sided encounter with an early opener before Emmanuel Adebayor's second goal of the tie on the hour and a Robin van Persie penalty finished off Villarreal who had Sebastian Eguren sent off.
It was a thrilling game..bring on whoever!!!
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
This tune is gonna blow up..big tune in London right now..Nigerians got their own movement going on...look out for more from this collective..I think another version of the video is coming with a remix... shout out to 'Big Tizzy' and Naija Allstars
On Proof’s Death
“Everyone felt his loss, from his kids, to his wife, to everyone. But, for some reason, in hindsight, the way I felt was almost like it happened to just me…Maybe at the time I was a little bit selfish with it. I think it kind of hit me so hard. It just blindsided me. I just went into such a dark place that, with everything, the drugs, my thoughts, everything. And the more drugs I consumed, and it was all depressants I was taking, the more depressed I became, the more self-loathing I became…By the way, I’m just now at the point where I’m better talking about it. It took me so long to get out of that place where I couldn’t even speak about it without crying or wanting to cry…Proof was the anchor. He was everything to D12. And not just the group-for me, personally, he was everything.”
After 3 years of silence, Eminem covers XXL just in time for his album’s release. He will also have a special Marvel comics (The Punisher: Special Edition) cover which will be available on May 5th via www.marvel.com/eminem. You can check xxlmag for his take on drug addiction and hip-hop in 2009. Don’t forget to check the “We Made You” video if you havent already. I personally was disappointed with his lead single, but it will sell...Lol
I can count on my hands how many features 50Cent has done outside G-UNIT..This is one of them..kinda catchy
Download FLIGHT SCHOOL ENROLMENT Mixtape @ the myspace...
Freeman is part of Creme De La Creme...he does grime and hip- hop..will have a couple of the tunes from the mixtape up on the site soon..meanwhile check the tunes that are on the player...CDC...the place to be....
Monday, 13 April 2009
Saturday, 11 April 2009
Thursday, 9 April 2009
Ewing Jr is amazing, wonder what his all round game is like
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
His versatility is in tact, letting him sound equally at home on the party records (“Stress Ya”) as the street tracks (“One More Step” with Styles P . While not often cited, Jada especially shines when he’s painting a picture of the block. On “Death Wish,” even with Lil Wayne invalidating the song’s concept with his usual scatter-brained verses, Jada breaks down the desperation of the environment expertly.
His understanding of the game and the motivations of the various players adds and extra layer of truth to his bars and is a big factor in what sets him apart, but he’s just as good with the witty punch-lines and smooth, natural delivery. Jada touches every base when it comes to the kinds of records he includes on The Last Kiss, but doesn’t have to get bouncy for the southern “Something Else” because his flow already fits into every situation.
The Last Kiss isn’t without its flaws though, and even though Jada himself isn’t one of them, he’s still responsible since his name is on the cover. The main issue is that there are just too many guests on the tracklist, and while many of them serve their purpose well (Young Jeezy, L.O.X., Ghostface and Raekwon, several are just extra. The glut of R&B hooks is hard to ignore considering that several of the singers can’t really even sing that well—apologies to Avery Storm and S.I. but the truth is the truth.
Even the more capable vocalists still often feel unnecessary. We all understand that the “gangsta love” song for the ladies is an obligatory part of the big-budget rap album, but there are four or five of them on The Last Kiss. While any is good enough to serve the purpose, this isn’t what anyone is really coming to Jada to hear and a few of these tracks will surely end up falling victim to the skip-button on repeat listens.
Even if there are a handful of tracks that should’ve been shaved off, there’s nothing outright bad on The Last Kiss and a lot that’s good. It probably won’t be a standout in his overall catalogue when its all said and done (especially compared to the disgracefully underrated Kiss of Death) but it’s a solid entry nonetheless. A good album from a great rapper—give it your time.
Author: Alex Thornton
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
For swagger’s 10th anniversary, the brand looks to drop something basically unheard of with this Nike Sportswear Terminator Hi Supreme collabo. The shoes are deliberately mis-matched and are allegedly inspired by a mint chocolate theme. A release date has yet to be set but you better have your swagger on full-blast to pull these joints off.
Source: Swagger Mag Vol 1
Am not not really eccentric with fashion but I would rock these
Michael Jordan has been elected into the Basketball Hall Of Fame. The five-time MVP and six-time National Basketball Association champion is now a hall of famer... i just added this video to remind you why he is the 'greatest'...enjoy
Look @ the serious in his face...LoL..Ahaaa
Not bad promo for upcoming album..they could have made it longer and given more depth to the story...30-40mins at least..I think Deeper Than Rap is gonna be a good album..tracks go hard
P.S ... yes I listen to explicit lyrics but Lil Wayne went in, literally 'in' on this one.....
Thursday, 2 April 2009
Arriving @ Number 10 Downing StreetPresident & First Lady Obama with Prime Minister and his wife (Prime Minister of U.K)
I would have been chuffed too
Obama's inside Prime Minister's Crib
Some important stuff being said...lol
The Summit was more complex than one may care to understand. The long and short of what I understood from it is ,financial markets i.e banks, loan companys, credit raters will closely be regulated. They also gonna try help developing countries..talking figures like $250 billion, also they saying $1trillion is the figure which will need to be pumped into the global market. Also interest rates @ banks are gonna be lowered.. there seems to be a general consensus on eradicating the issues.Lets see what happens... Also this was Obama's first official visit as president of the U.S.A.. Dunno if I was the only 1 excited..it still feels like a movies seeing this man on tv, motorcade, speechs etc....crazy..enjoy the pics too
The U.K and the U.S
The G20 Leaders
Obama rollin deep in London
These were the main points in the g20 statement
We have today therefore pledged to do whatever is necessary to:
· restore confidence, growth, and jobs;
· repair the financial system to restore lending;
· strengthen financial regulation to rebuild trust;
· fund and reform our international financial institutions to overcome this crisis and prevent future ones;
· promote global trade and investment and reject protectionism, to underpin prosperity; and
· build an inclusive, green, and sustainable recovery.
pics and news via Via bbc.co.uk
King has been going strong for six years and 50 issues but event its unique content could not hold the magazine afloat with all the financial pressure that led to numerous entertainment mags, including Blender last week, suffer.
King, which is published by Harris Publications, will feature Joe Budden’s wife Tahiry in their last issue. Via hiphopdx.com