Archive for September, 2011
The title track off Richie’s mixtape, Road 2 Riches. The video takes you through an average everyday of goonin’ with Cap.
This is the first of four new projects on the way from YP, so as you can see, there’s no slouching for the Young Prince in 2011. Also on the way, are projects with Xtreme as well as an EP, but first and foremost it’s Still Awake on 9/13.
The first single, “Who I Be,” is currently getting burn on radio stations across the country (a ton here in Chicago), and will be available on iTunes and FSD in two days.
I got a sneak peak of the project a few weeks ago, and it’s pretty serious. “The Come Up” is a personal favorite for me. But you’ll just have to wait until 9/13 for that. Ha!
Stay tuned for more details…Don’t go to sleep…
Directed by Da Visionaryz
Artwork by Ty Kidd
Yesterday Complex dropped their 100 Best Jay-Z Songs list which was written by yours truly (read it here if you missed it). Of course I’m biased, but I thought the list was extremely comprehensive and did a great job walking Jigga fans down memory lane. Truth be told, this list could’ve stretched to 200, but a list that size would’ve probably taken months to complete (and even longer to read).
Most of the feedback I received was along the lines of: “Why didn’t _____ make the list,” or “Where is _____.” Well, obviously we’re not going to please everyone, as music is 100% subjective. So I took it upon myself to create a short list of 50 more tracks that didn’t make the cut, but are equally as dope.
Sure, my list weighs heavily on the poppy, jiggy and commercial singles that were omitted, but there’s some of us out there who appreciate these records. I do, however, challenge anyone to name a hip-hop artist with more classics in their collection. Not happenin’.
So enjoy day two of FSD’s Hova coverage with 50 more (in alphabetical order, of course).
After flipping the stars and stripes for the “Otis” artwork, Riccardo Tisci returns with his rendition of the French flag for the cover of ‘Ye and Jay’s next single. Expect the track to get the video treatment real soon.
Directed by Mani & J.
Track number four from SC and The Goodoctors’ The Duff gets the visual treatment. Tons of familiar faces in this one.
Streaming live video by Ustream Live @ 9:15am.
Live in studio with Tony Sco, Leon Rogers (on the ones and twos) & Sherm. We’re talking all things hip-hop today.
Ebone Hoodrich (of the Bag Money Boys) drops the posse cut, Movie Life, off his upcoming mixtape Books & Kush.