Archive for July, 2010
Da Internz check in from the set of John Blu’s “In Love Wit Yo Booty”, with director Matt Alonzo. The video is currently in rotation on MTV Jams, and they’re actually playing the hell out of it.
As I assume most of you were watching live on Twitter this afternoon, Lupe Fiasco responded to Prolyfic’s Twitter tirade from last week. After Lupe briefly mentioned Pro in his “B.M.F. (Building Minds Faster)” freestyle, I figured that would be the end of it. Welp, it was until Lu took to Twitter today and responded to Pro’s comments.
What’s better than a good hip-hop debate? I don’t like to see these things get too personal, but I understand where both camps are coming from on this one. Neutron over here, personally. But right now, these guys have Twitter going nuts.
If you were reading FSD on a Sunday afternoon sometime in June (or was it May?) you may have seen an early edit of this video – it was up for about 2 hours – probably from like 3-5pm. After a slew of phone calls and later Tweets from Just Blaze threatening to come to Chicago and burn down a house (not mine, of course), the video was taken down. Well now it’s back with a new edit and reworked beat. I’m glad it got a re-release, because this is a nice video and track.
THE NEW AND IMPROVED VERSION!!!! “So Amazing” feat. Gravity, Music Prod. by SC & Mike Treese, Cuts by DJ Noble, Directed by Jeremy Tremp, Video Prod. by MASS HYSTERIA!!!
“SO HOT, HOT… Body Straight Blazin’ like Luther Vandross says yo, You Are… So Ahhhh… Mazin!!!!” ha-HA and you are getting the EXCLUSIVE SO HOLLA BACK!!! We spent a LOT of time and money on this one so if you’re feelin’ it, please send it to any and everyone possible! This is the OFFICIAL album version of the song so please ONLY use the credits listed above, one love!
This is actually pretty funny. While Snoop was in town last week, doing a solid for Chicago youth and unveiling his football league, he also had a performance scheduled at John Barleycorn’s out in the ‘burbs (say word?). Well, instead of showing up in Schaumburg, he decided to attend Fashion Friday’s at Crimson Lounge. I heard a small riot about broke out at Barleycorn’s in the aftermath. That ain’t nothin’ but a #treat thang.
Says NBC Chicago:
That’s what around 800 people were asking Friday night after Snoop Dogg failed to show up for an appearance at Schaumburg’s John Barleycorn.
Club management announced at about 1:45 a.m. that the rapper was not going to appear, causing the crowd to boo and throw items at the stage. Schaumburg police dispatched officers to the scene, but no arrests were made.
Snoop was in Chicago throughout the day, appearing at a press conference for his new youth football league, and at the Adidas store on Michigan Avenue later on in the day.
And according to numerous tweets and this blurry Twitpic photo, he also managed to hit the Fashion Friday event at Crimson Lounge after 11 p.m.
But as for the fans who paid up to $25 for his Schaumburg appearance? Barleycorn officials aren’t sure if they’ll try to reschedule the show.
Calls to Snoop Dogg’s PR team were not immediately returned.
The Cool Kids and Travis Barker are on location in Venice as we speak filming the video for “Jumpdown”, which is to be the lead single from Travis Barker’s upcoming rap album, Give The Drummer Some. The vibe looks extra Cali and the track is crazy. I posted some footage of them working on the song a while back and you can check it out here if you missed it.
And yes, that’s the Boo-Ya Tribe is in the video. Perhaps the gulliest group of rappers ever? Cameos also include Asher Roth and their DJ VIPJ and I’m told the video will be in 3D.
Look for the track and video to be everywhere very soon.
More below the cut…
The kid Matlock has some spit to him for sure. He wrecks the track on this one. “Brand New Nikes” was produced by Mr. Green, who is probably best know for his recent work with PaceWon. Matlock also did the scratches on the joint as his DJ was a little too roasted off the, and I quote, “Cali good-good”, to handle the task. The single is now available for purchase on iTunes, Rhapsody and Amazon. His album 2027 is scheduled to drop in the near future.
Off their upcoming mixtape, The Conspiracy Vol. 1.5: Cold Summer, hosted by DJ Holiday and the Trap-A-Holics.
This joint was produced by Reese of 3 Piece. Look for the full project coming soon.
CTC Crazy feat. 3 Piece – Like This
Jermaine Cole made his rounds in Chicago today, including a performance at WGCI’s car and bike show, a listening party at Plan B and hosting an event at Ontourage.
Unfortunately, the listening session wasn’t really a listening session as Cole and his camp didn’t want to play any new records in fear of us pesky bloggers and civilians recording and posting. Understandable in this day and age. I did get a chance to speak with J about the album, which is due in September, and I had to ask him about this work with No ID. Cole said he is producing the majority of the album by himself, but three of the non-J. Cole produced tracks, will be handled by No ID. He also said those three tracks are three of the most powerful on the album. Color me excited for that. I also hear No ID has been lacing Big Sean with some serious heat as well.
I mentioned I was participating in MTV2′s first ever Suck Free Summit earlier in the week, and if you follow me on Twitter, I’m sure you caught me talking about it earlier today. It ran this morning on MTV2 and although my likeness wasn’t featured on TV (I couldn’t make it out to NYC to film my portion), you can catch me alongside the other tastemakers on the Sucker Free Summit site. I was a great opportunity and I was honored to be a part of such an esteemed list of contributors.
As far as the categories and the winners, a few of the people I picked won including J. Cole, Kanye West and Gucci Mane (I think I voted for Gucci more than anyone, actually – he was damn near up for everything), and I absolutely repped for Chicago when the opportunity presented itself (like twice). Check it out for yourself and share your thoughts.
MTV’s first-ever Sucker Free Summit with panelists Fat Joe, Bun B, Miss Info, Elliott Wilson, DJ Drama, Ron Artest, and Vibe EIC Jermaine Hall.
The Sucker Free crown winners (see the winners list here) were determined with votes from 50 other tastemakers like Angela Yee, Funkmaster Flex, Uncle Ralph, Green Lantern, Cipha Sounds, Peter Rosenberg, Chuck Creekmur, Datwon Thomas, Clinton Sparks, Don Cannon, Greg Street, Michael “5000″ Watts, Julia Beverly, and more.