Archive for November, 2008
Unfortunately, The Rocketeers did not win, but here you can see their nomination in the Best Music on Campus category which was presented by Moby and some guy named Emmanuel Jal (sorry!)
(Mic T not pictured)
Over at Gym Class Hero frontman Travis’ blog, Travie’s World, he spills the beans on an upcoming collaboration with Chi-Town spitter, Mic Terror, for the Heroes remix of “Snow Globe”
“Things have just been crazy in TravieWorld lately. We have a version of SNOWGLOBE ft. Mic Terror that is INSANE!! “Gym Class groupies let me have it/ i’m aquaintances with Travis“-MIC TERROR, PRICELESS.”
After reading this I reached out to Mic for its availability, and of course, it’s not ready yet. But between this and the M.I.A. cosign, Mic sure is getting a lot of mainstream attention. Keep it up homie!
Not really, but how’s that for twisting a headline? How irresponsible of me! No seriously, that’s irresponsible.
In next month’s Complex Magazine, the ever engaging Jim Jones has the cover story, and it’s a must read, due to the its sheer ridiculousness. He and his latest BFF Dame Dash use every opportunity possible to take shots at Kanye West and Jay-Z. They go as far as to imply that Kanye and Jay-Z actually hate eachother, and that Jay didn’t want to give Kanye a chain on his now infamous (thanks to the “Through the Wire” video) “Chaining Day”. He also claims the beat for “H to the Izzo” was promised to Cam’Ron for Come Home With Me, and that they didn’t know Jay had swiped it until watching the 2001 BET Awards (I remember watching that! Jay brought Snoop, Nelly and all their respective crews on stage for the celebration of his new single)
“Kanye came to our studio session at Sony, and he was playing some beats back when we were all signed to Rocafella. Cam was about to come out with Come Home With Me, so we told Kanye we wanted to buy the song “H to the Izzo.” It was an understanding we had between us and Kanye because we were all under the same label. So then, I’ll never forget it, we’re at Cam’s house and this hip-hop award show comes on [BET Awards, 2001], and Cam and I are watching it on his couch, and we’re like, “Next year we’re gonna be up there.” So they announce that Jay-Z is about to perform his new single off The Blueprint, and the dude comes out with the “H to the Izzo” beat. Cam and I look at each other like, Oh, we’re going to kill Kanye. Oh my God, when we catch this n****,we’re going to do something terrible to him. And that’s how Cam ended up getting the “Down and Out” beat. Kanye gave it to him free of charge as payback.”
And later Damon D-dash chimes in:
“This was before that. He was already in full hate by that time. [Laughs.] This n**** [Kanye] was like, “Wow, he ain’t going to give me the chain.” I had to take off my chain and give it to him, and I was heated. I had the real canary diamonds. That shit cost $40,000! I told Kanye, “Yo, you got to give that back when we get off this stage!”
It’s an interesting read, but such a publicity stunt. Of course they were waiting on Kanye to be on top of the world before going after him. I mean, I bet Dame, Cam and Jimmy never thought the “beatmakers” star would eclipse their own. I guess they have to find a well to send Pray IV Reign, right?
Does anyone have a Zune? Just curious.
The week of the unwarranted leaks continue. “Big Screen” was serviced to radio yesterday and you knew there was absolutely no way they were going to be able to keep the lid on this monster. I’ve been claiming this is a smash for sometime now – now the world can hear for themselves. This is the official, no tags, CDQ.
This track will be featured on the upcoming Negro League Soundtrack.
GLC feat. Kanye West – “Big Screen”