Archive for February, 2009
Some additional behind-the-scenes footage of Twista’s “Wetter” video.
Throwback Mixtape of the week, and believe you me, this one has some classic, classic gems on it. DJ PNS of the Molemen collective put together this all Chicago mixtape back in 1997, featuring such artists as Rhymefest, Vakill, Juice, Common and Twista. And I’ll be damn if PNS doesn’t go for Kanye’s head on the very last track over some stolen drums (from a Grav song, no less. Remember him?). Definitely worth your time. Philaflava outdid themselves here. Shouts to Rafi Kam for the assist.
Here’s some footage of Kanye getting stalked by some Paps last night in Hollywood. That shit would be mad annoying! But hey, it looks like he buried the mullet!
It’s so hard to say goodbye.
Watch live video from twistatv’s channel on Justin.tv
Twista and the GMG are giving fans the opportunity to watch the filming of the video for the first single from Category F5, “Wetter”, live on the internet today. Seriously, just click play and you’ll see what’s going on behind the scenes. You can also stream the video all day tomorrow for the shoot of “Birthday”. Keep your eyes peeled, you just may see your boy.
In other news, congrats to Twista for inking his deal with EMI records. Hit the jump for the press release and full details.
Chicago rapper Twista has inked a new deal with EMI Global Music Services, the same imprint that will release Fat Joe’s new album J.O.S.E. 2.
Under the new partnership, Twista will launch his Get Money Gang Entertainment/EMI Music label.
The first project from the alliance will be Twista’s fourth studio album Category F5.
According to the rapper, the EMI alliance is ideal in ensuring success for his upcoming release.
“We are very pleased to be in business with EMI and Capitol,” Twista told AllHipHop.com in a statement. “I am excited about being independent again but having the resources of a major. The hustle never stops. Over the last couple of years, I’ve just been thinking about what the fans want from me. And that was motivation enough to bring out another classic album.”
Twista’s move to EMI comes as the label gears up to release New York-based rap star Fat Joe’s ninth studio album, Jealous Ones Still Envy 2 (J.O.S.E. 2).
The album is the third in a union between Fat Joe and EMI, which started in 2006.
J.O.S.E. 2 will feature production from Jonsin, The Incredibles, and The Street Runners, while artists like Ron Browz, Fabolous, Lil’ Kim, T-Pain and Lil’ Wayne make cameo appearances.
Although the Akon-assisted “One” is the official first single from the album, J.O.S.E. 2 generated early talk with the release of “Winding On Me” featuring Lil Wayne and Browz.
In the coming weeks, a month-long national promo tour headlined by Fat Joe will take place in support of J.O.S.E. 2, which is the follow-up to Fat Joe’s 2008 release The Elephant in the Room.
Twista’s Category F5 is slated to hit stores June 16, while Fat Joe’s Jealous Ones Still Envy 2 (J.O.S.E. 2) arrives on April 7.
Congrats to both Naledge and Double O for getting that Reebok money as part of Reebok’s Classic Remix Collection. Last weekend, the Kidz shot the video for their remake of Special Ed’s “I Got It Made” in NYC. The official track will be available March 10th at Foot Locker locations after you buy a pair of the Reeboks. A dog with a solid gold bone not included. *dead*