Archive for April, 2009
…Well, he’s not actually in the commercial, but he did produce the music for it. Corporate Commercial money? Now that’s the American dream.
Sidebar: Happy Birthday to Mano!
Z over at the DJBooth.net just interviewed Twista and asked him the million dollar question. Does Twista sound better over production from Kanye West or The Legendary Traxster?
Does Twista duck and dodge the question or come clean?
DJ Booth: You mentioned “what the fans want,” and a topic of conversation on the threads at DJBooth.net is about what producer makes you sound the absolute best. Some said Traxster, some said Kanye—how do you feel about that argument?
Twista: That’s a good one! I feel like Kanye makes me sound good when it comes to the “everybody” audience. I feel like Traxster makes me sound good when it comes to my core, street audience. [Both are] beautiful for me, because Kanye takes me to another place and then, when me and Traxster get it in, we do what we do as a team. They’re two things I wouldn’t wanna switch up.
Hmmm. I know my pick. What about you? Twista also discusses why certain emcees have to leave Chicago to be successful.
Read or listen to the whole interview here.
Common continues to expand his movie portfolio and is set to show off his acting chops alongside Steve Carrell and Tina Fey in an upcoming comedy. This dude just keeps winning.
Once he gets past killing Skynet robots alongside Christian Bale in this summer’s Terminator Salvation, Common is slated to star in another high-profile film. Variety reports that the Chicago emcee has signed on to play a villain in the comedy, Date Night.
The all-star cast of the 20th Century Fox production includes stars Steve Carrell of The Office and Tina Fey of 30 Rock, as well as Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, and Taraji P. Henson in supporting roles. Yet to begin filming, Date Night has no official release date at press time.
For Common, in addition to conquering the big screen, his next moves will take him into the fragrance and apparel worlds. Partnering with Diesel, the rapper will appear in print and television ads promoting the new men’s fragrance, “Only The Brave,” according to Billboard. Microsoft has also tapped Common for Softwear, a line of t-shirts currently available in select stores
…Because I know how you guys like JaMiss and her, ahem, talents.
Even The Odds Vol. 2, hosted by DJ V-Dub, coming soon. The mixtape features all new material with appearances from GLC, Xcel and Tony Baines.
Be on the lookout for more news on the project in the coming weeks.
“I could pull a Dave Chappelle and do the best show ever then disappear screamin’ ‘Fuck the World’ , with my only two friends til the death, ’cause when the budget dry up, then all y’all fake muthaf*cka’s left/Shadowkat and Konee Rok y’all know that we won’t stop”
Che kicks some serious bars here. He must have some kind of deal with VladTV, huh? Vlad just has ‘Fest footage for days.
Some of you may have heard this, but it’s definitely the first appearance of “Weed & Champagne” on FSD.
Sidebar: I caught wind yesterday that Thirstin Howl III is cooking up a diss track aimed at the Mayhem Music boys over the instrumental to “Lo Sweatas”. Now, this could very just be a rumor, but who knows – things could get very interesting. Hurry up and wait.
Project Mayhem – “Weed & Champagne”
Ivy League drops their video for their debut single, “Everywhere”. The video features cameos from Que BILLAH, J. Ivy, Prolyfic and more. Big shout to Da Visionaryz (what up Noyz?) who did an outstanding job with the clip.
Also, the single is now available for purchase on iTunes, Rhapsody and Amazon.com, so please support local indie hip hop and spend a buck on the track. That’s less than a cup of coffee a day (word to Sally Struthers)