Archive for July, 2010
As GLC preps the release of releasing his new mixtape, Respect My Come Up Vol. 2: The Ism, hosted and mixed by Power 92’s DJ Pharris (when’s the last time you saw a Pharris mixtape?), he’s going to be letting go a handful of joints featured on the project. RH got their hands on the first two “G On His Dollarz” and “Run For Your Life”, while the other leak is a bonus track from Bun B’s Trill O.G. album, which drops next Tuesday (8/3).
In other GLC news, he’s just signed a new record deal – the details of which will be announced shortly. Until then, look for some more leaks coming early next week. It’s the ism….
GLC – G On His Dollarz (Prod. by C-Sick)
GLC – Run For Your Life
Bun B feat. GLC & The Gator – Real Live
Kanye has yet to drop by my apartment the FSD offices for an impromptu meeting or listening session. I don’t see this foresee this happening either. Oh well, I’ll try to get Bangs.
via Rolling Stone
Kanye West hosted an incredible, nearly two-hour Town Hall-style meeting at Rolling Stone this afternoon, where he played songs from his fall album, jumped up on a board room table to spontaneously rap, and fielded questions about everything from his diet (“Eating celery is not hip-hop!”) to his Italian internship at Fendi to the craziest thing he’s ever bought (an antique fish tank). Watch exclusive video of his surprise visit above.
West says the vibe of his new record is positivity, acknowledging that he’s made mistakes in his life. Adding that he believes great art doesn’t have to come from dark places, he said, “I feel like [now] I can be a vessel for good will and energy.” Dressed in a tailored charcoal gray suit, black wayfarer-style sunglasses and lace-less Dries Van Noten shoes, West opened up his laptop and fired through nearly a dozen new tracks plus snippets of unfinished ones. He played the full version of “My Chain Heavy” (the racially charged song he debuted a cappella at Facebook earlier this week), which was anchored by an old-school beat with a spacey whistle hook. Other songs featured some of Kanye’s most adventurous and experimental music yet: heavy beats, cellos, sparse piano lines, fuzzed-out electric guitar solos, and spooky sci-fi melodies.
The debut video from Shorty Capone’s new artist Billy Boi. Directed by Alvin Elmore. Track produced by Xcel.
Sir Michael of Rocks a.k.a. one half of The Cool Kids drops off two brand new joints featuring production from The Produktionix (Tye Hill & DJ Thunder) and Tall Black Guy, whom Mikey is working closely with right now. I’m told they’ve been banging out tracks left and right and have an albums worth of material already recorded. Even though Chuck Inglish is one of my favorite producers doing it, I enjoy hearing Mikey on some different production – and The Produktionix supply the perfect back drop. You already know Mr. Rocks is one of the dopest spitters in the City and The Produktionix along with Tall Black Guy have put out nothing but headsnappers lately.
I’ve heard two different versions of “BatPhone” and they’re both crazy. I’ll have to post the other one sometime for posterity purposes. “The Deal Went Sour” features Rocks in the art of storytelling. Do your self a favor and check them out and spread the word.
I’m also told Tye Hill, DJ Thunder and Tall Black Guy will be joining forces for a new group in the vain of Beats By The Pound.
Mikey Rocks – BatPhone (Prod. by The Produktionix & Tall Black Guy)
Mikey Rocks – The Deal Went Sour (Prod. by Tall Black Guy & Tye Hill)
I’ve been looking forward to this one – even more so than that joint with 2Pac abd Pimp C. I actually saw this one come to fruition, so that’s that. Trill O.G. in stores next Tuesday (August 3rd)
Bun B feat. Twista & Cedric The Entertainer – Speak Easy
Some behind the scenes footage of Bo Deal’s upcoming video, “Homicide”, featuring FLOCKA and Wooh Da Kid. Morocco Vaughn directed the clip and it should be impacting sometime next week.
Directed by Fly Kite Media. Off Gii’s upcoming project which drops in a few weeks.