Archive for October, 2011
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It looks like the PsychoDrama frontman’s long awaited project is one step closer to seeing the light of day. 17 new tracks are to be included, with No I.D., Qualo and more making appearances.
Release date? I don’t have that, but the fact that we have a tracklist is reassuring.
Well, he more makes fun of it than anything.
Maino dropped by DJ MoonDawg’s show on 107.5 WGCI over weekend, and Moon caught him off guard when he asked Maino his thoughts on Pap claiming he was the King of NYC. Check the full interview below.
You have a few more hours before the full project impacts, but before then, tide yourself over with the artwork and tracklist. It appears the Bogus Boys have abandoned their skimask-way cover for a canvas featuring masked goons. Nice. Check back in a few for the DL link.
Hit the jump to see what and who made the cut.
Songstress Kaye Fox drops off a new compilation before the release of her debut album. In the press release she hints that she’ll be working on the new Common and Nas album, Nas.Com. So that’s going down, eh?
Kaye Fox is back after a year of working on No ID‘s production team with the release of her 2nd Compilation CD, Kaye Is For King. Kaye Fox has sung on some of the biggest hip-hop albums of 2010-11 with vocal credits on: Kanye “Lost In The World”, Rick Ross “Tears of Joy”, Big Sean “So Much More”/”What Goes Around”/”Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”, J. Cole “Never Told”/”It Won’t Be Long”, Pac Div “The Greatness” & the upcoming Nas & Common albums. Kaye Is For King is more than just the title of her new project, it’s her confirmation of ruling her world. Kaye Is For King is a combination of her interpretations of songs she appeared on & songs with personal meaning to her. Kaye Fox is currently recording material for an EP set for release in December, with the majority of the production coming from herself, DJ Emmaculate & The Kingpens. “All hale the most fly, KING KAYE…”
Earlier today, I managed to catch up with Dash of Infared Music Group and producer Dion Primo who both served as A&R’s for L.E.P.’s forthcoming Now Or Neva. Of course, I had to ask about The Bogus Boys’ newly recorded collaboration with fellow Chi native Lupe Fiasco and they both let me in on how the track came about.
Dion: “Zombieland” is fuckin’ crazy. I’ma tell you, “Zombieland” is crazy from both angles. Before Lupe, there’s a producer named J-Kits. He does a lot of work with Trey Songz. He hit me up like, “Yo, I wanna work and do some shit with L.E.P.”. I’m like, “L.E.P.? That’s some hard rap shit”. I said cool and he sent some beats. He sent four of the craziest fuckin’ beats we had heard that whole weekend.
Dash: “Zombieland” was a verse that he [Count] had already. We were late for a studio session and I was in the car barking about being late. I looked to the side and there’s Lupe. Moonie hopped out like, “What’s up? Let’s do something. We’re working on our mixtape. We want you to listen to it.”. Moonie asked Lu if he was in the studio and Lu replied “Nah. I’m actually going to get some sushi next door.” We didn’t want a song from Lupe or nothing. We just wanted a drop from him and he was cool with it. We’re in the studio and a hour passes. I didn’t think he was coming. I go outside and Lupe’s trying to get buzzed in. He came in and wanted us to play the tape. We played “Zombieland” and he started jumping around the studio. He took his glasses off and said “Oh, shit. Bring that back!”. I told him that we needed to make something happen and he cut me off – “Don’t worry about it. That Zombieland record. Let’s do it.”. I didn’t even have the sessions or nothing. I called Primo and he came through with the session. Lu didn’t use a pen, paper or nothing. He just went in and layed his verse.
I had the pleasure of hearing “Zombieland” before Lu jumped on it and it was a pretty tough track then, so I can only imagine how crazy it is now. Stay tuned for a full piece detailing the making of L.E.P.’s latest offering dropping here later on this week. Now Or Neva drops tomorrow people.
Hopefully you’ve had a chance to read through our special feature The Making of Common’s Resurrection, and if you haven’t, stop sleeping and learn yourself something.
In conjunction with the piece, the honorable Ivan Rott put together an excellent project, ripping and zipping every single sample used (ahem – the ones we know about) on the classic that is Resurrection. Do the knowledge.
Hit the jump for the sample list as well as a download link.