Archive for December, 2011

Mic Terror – Temptations

| December 24, 2011 | 1 Comment

Produced by Thelonius Martin.

Mic’s new project, Riverdale: The Musical, drops tomorrow.

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Video: Lite Brite f/ Commando (of BXC) – Budda Mahgha

| December 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dude, what at the title? I don’t know, but this record is pretty funny. Track produced by Rio.

Mixtape: ProbCause – Stir Fry 2: Leftovers

| December 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Bootlegs and B-sides from Mr. Cause.

Leftovers is a 15 track mixtape featuring remixes and freestyles over some of the most notable production of 2011. Since the release of his last mixtape “Stir Fry,” ProbCause has been on tour with Twista, Electronic DJ Steve Aoki and most recently Machine Gun Kelly. Prob sticks with the Stir Fry music theme and combines multiple genres and styles while still creating a cohesive unique project. Leftovers dives even deeper into the Dubstep and Electronic sound but is balanced out by a strong indie rock presence.

Stir Fry pt 2: Leftovers will serve as an appetizer for ProbCause’s next full length project due out in February 2012 which will feature Action Bronson, Rockie Fresh, Mickey Factz, Mike Golden, YP, Sulaiman and Psalm one.

Prob will be performing this Wednesday (12-28-11) at the MID along with Araabmuzik, Flosstradamus and BBU.

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Pics: WGCI’s Big Jam 2011 w/ Young Jeezy, Wale, L.E.P. Bogus Boys & More

| December 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Young Jeezy, Wale, Ace Hood, L.E.P., R. Kelly and more hit All-State Arena last night for WGCI’s annual Big Jam concert and here we have a few pics of the action courtesy of WGCI.

Hit the jump for a few more flicks and check out the full photo-set here.

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Video: GLC – Jesse Owens

| December 23, 2011 | 4 Comments

Directed by Terrence Jones.

From GL’s Eternal Sunshine Of The Pimpin Mind.

No I.D. Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records

| December 23, 2011 | 4 Comments

I recently penned this piece for Complex, and it was absolutely one of my favorite and most memorable of my career. I spoke with No I.D. for close to two hours about the highlights of his catalog, and he gave me the skinny on everything. It was a great experience and a must read for any hip-hop head. He goes deep.

Regarding Jay-Z’s “D.O.A.”

No I.D.: “That’s a pretty known story. We were working in Hawaii and we got into a big argument about the direction of Jay’s album. I wanted it to sound one way, and Jay another. So we started arguing back and forth, and then a Soulja Boy song came on where he was using Auto-Tune and Jay’s facial expression just turned to ‘What?’

We got into a big argument about the direction of Jay’s album. I wanted it to sound one way, and Jay another. Then a Soulja Boy song came on where he was using Auto-Tune and Jay’s facial expression just turned to ‘What?’

“I had that idea, and I pulled up the track. Jay liked it and knew exactly what to do, I could tell something serious was going through his head.

“So early the next morning Young Guru calls me super early and is like ‘Yo, get over here right now, you’ve gotta hear this.’ And I’m like ‘Cool. I’m about to go play basketball and then I’ll be through. I know it’s crazy, it’s Jay, but I’ll be there later.’ and Guru was like ‘No, you don’t understand. Come right now.’ So I went right over there and I heard just how crazy it was. But my first reaction was ‘I hope Kanye don’t get mad.’ [Laughs].

“So Jay looks at me and says ‘You’re overreacting. You don’t know what this is?’ I was like ‘Yeah, but…’ and then he says ‘Ye told me to do it.’ Then Kanye came in and said ‘Damn Jay, you went too far!’ and I stopped him and said ‘You’ve gotta put that on the record!’ And that’s how it all came together.

“I hopped on a plane to leave Hawaii and while I was in the air, Funkmaster Flex premiered it on Hot 97—ran it back, dropped bombs on it and everything. I came off the plane to so many texts and emails. That was one of my favorite hip-hop moments I’ve been involved in in my life. It was priceless.

I heard just how crazy it was. But my first reaction was ‘I hope Kanye don’t get mad.’

“Jay later called me to congratulate me on my Grammy. What a lot of people don’t know is that even if you win certain categories, you don’t get a physical Grammy. Only ‘Run This Town’ won me a physical Grammy even though both records won. But Jay said this one was more important because it wasn’t a real single—it wasn’t commercial record with a hook. It was a hard record. It was an accomplishment.”

Check out the full piece here.

Video: Freddie Gibbs Recording “Grammy’s” For MadGibbs Album

| December 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

While in L.A. this past weekend, the homies over at Stay Humble Ent. caught up with Gangsta Gibbs while he was in the lab cooking up joints for his collaboration album with Madlib. In the video, we get a slight preview of a joint tentatively titled “Grammy’s”. Sounds like this project is going to be serious.

Video: Young Diesel x Boss Kane – Crime Payz

| December 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Diesel’s Natural Born Killa project on the way.

Video: Bubble Eye – Talkin’ Sh*t, Manly Sh*t

| December 22, 2011 | 7 Comments

Directed by High Vision Films

Gotta love the title. FLY ENT’s Bubble Eye chops up a James Brown hit for his latest clip.

Video: Asher Roth & Kids These Days – Hard Times (Live @ Reggie’s)

| December 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Earlier this week, Asher Roth hit the Windy to take the stage at The Cool Kids’ annual holiday show. It was only right that Asher perform track number ten and one of my favorites from Pabst & Jazz featuring the Chi’s own Kids These Days.

Speaking of KTD, I’ve been hearing good things about the first single from their new project, Trap House Rock. Hopefully, we’ll hear that one soon.