Archive for December, 2005

Stray Shots

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

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Diamond Dallas Page speaks on his lawsuit against Hov. Speaking of Jay, here’s the audio of him on Angie the other day. He discusses Nas, the Transit strike, macks Angie’s mom and purchases 7 minutes of commercial time. (Who does that)?!

Apparently Miss Jones didn’t learn her lesson after the whole Tsunami Song incident and had the nerve to come out her face sideways and disrespect my West Indian peoples, so now we’re riding on her.

Breaking News!! K-Fed will release his first single at midnight on January 1st. The world waits with baited breath.  

Bad Boy, Voletta, and Universal Records are being sued for  not clearing some samples from Ready to Die. 

I could be reaching, but doesn’t the title of this Dipset song on the new Big Mike sound awfully like it could be a dis to G-Unit? ‘Cam’ron, Hell Rell & JR Writer – Begger For Mercy’

(I heard the Kufi Slapper was on MTV talking real greasy about Kanye and S.Dot. Sorry no video yet.)

It seems we may have been a little premature in awarding 50 best selling album of 2005 title. It appears that Mariah is rapidly closing in on his spot.

Corrupt Cop Arrested, Hip Hop Blamed

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

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A corrupt NY police officer was arrested yesterday after a search of the SUV he was sitting in with 3 other men turned up several guns, ski masks, and a bulletproof vest. Police believe the group had been shaking down and robbing area drug dealers and possibly posing as cops as a cover. What I found interesting were the comments his wife made upon hearing of her husbands arrest.

Medard’s wife – who had been frantically trying to reach him for more than 12 hours – told one newspaper he’d been under the influence of hip-hop.

"I’ve been trying to call him since last night," Kimberly Medard told The Post as she broke down in tears. "It’s him, he’s been hanging out with these rappers. I don’t know who these people are."

Yeah, it must have been the hip hop. Because a grown father of two who’s been to the military and the Police academy couldn’t possibly be responsible for his own actions. No, it must have been a combination of that new Kay Slay mixtape, and those hooligans in the baggy jeans he’s been hanging out with.  I’m very curious to see who exactly these ‘rappers’ are who forced this poor guy into this life of crime.  

Kiss Goes Platinum

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

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From UrbanConnects:

JADAKISS GOES PLATINUM!

JADAKISS/KISS OF DEATH/2004-06-15/1,000,353

And it only took him a year and a half! I’d like to thank all of you that went out an copped Kiss of Death, as this is obviously a result of my Jadakiss Platinum Update last week. Kiss, I’ll be expecting my plaque in the mail playboy.

Ludacris on Oprah

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

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So I caught that Oprah episode with the cast of ‘Crash’ last night and I am now inclined to believe that the Chappelle Theory is at least somewhat based in fact. It was so disgusting how Oprah sat up there and chastised Terrence Howard, Luda, and Don Cheadle for using the word nigga, while the camera cuts to shots of her 90% white audience nodding their heads in blind agreement. Oh please, you mindless middle class white soccer moms who can’t even go into a bookstore on your own and buy something unless Oprah deems it worthy, can spare me your irrelevant opinions. Like who the hell asked ya’ll anyway what you think of that word? Your ancestors created it, but now you can’t even hear it because it offends your politically correct sensibilities? And then they all want to cry and shit while Howard tells the story about his father getting beat up and thrown in jail? Kill yourselves. And did you see that racist black chick talking about she wouldn’t let a black locksmith change her locks because she’s afraid he would turn around and sell the key to somebody? Luda looked like he wanted to slap spit outta her mouth.  I will say however, that although it was obvious that Luda’s comments were edited, I don’t feel like he came across as ‘the ignorant rapper.’ He made some decent comments, but  it was painfully obvious that Oprah didn’t appreciate his presence on the show. It’s all good though Oprah, ‘cuz in 20 years when somebody like Hov or Russell are in the position you’re in, we won’t have to deal with close minded fools like yourself that feel they should control the domestic policy of black people. To borrow a phrase from Bol, let’s hunt and kill Oprah.

Pimp Juice Springs A Leak

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

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This is pretty funny. Somebody made off with a truck full of Nelly’s coonishly named energy drink Pimp Juice. I’m sure losing a truckload of soda isn’t gonna break this guy, but I figured we could use this post to talk about how garbage Nelly is. Oh man, this guy is trash. Nelly is everything that is wrong with hip hop in the 21st century embodied in one person. What is that shit he does anyway? It sure isn’t rap, it’s more like a high pitch hybrid of whining and singing over vaguely hip hop sounding pop beats. And people eat that nonsense up. Now remember, this clown went diamond! Diamond! I shudder when I think that there are actually 10 million Nelly cd’s in existence on this planet. And then, Diddy has the nerve to put this asshat on Biggie’s Duet’s, on the same song as Frank White? As if that wasn’t enough, he makes it the first single! That’s the kind of move that should get you an automatic banishment from rap music with no chance of appeal. 

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Kanye West ft. John Mayer – Bittersweet

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

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Ok, so it’s not the whole song, but it’s the clearest snippet I’ve heard so far. I have a disgusting copy of the whole song, but it’s like a cut and paste job of ‘Ye spitting the lyrics on Def Poetry Jam over the beat and chorus. It’s really bad and I’m not gonna do it to you, so just make due with this.

From Mick Boogie and Kanye West – Kanye Essentials Part 2 (Second Semester)

Kanye West ft. John Mayer – Bittersweet  Re-Up

Also from the cd: Boogie went ahead and made his own Nas and Jay-Z remix of We Major since those two are obviously too busy to go in the damn studio and give one to their fans.

Beans Back To Court Next Month

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

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After serving nearly a year in prison, beating an attempted murder charge, and resolving a child support dispute, Beans will be in court yet again next month when he faces simple assault charges for cracking a dude’s eye piece. What’s better than this description of the alleged crime from Philadelphia Weekly:

Sigel’s misdemeanor assault case stems from a now seemingly ancient incident in which the rapper allegedly rolled up the 1800 block of Wingohocking Street in North Philly and got into a verbal altercation with Mathis.

According to the police report, Sigel referred to a woman Mathis was speaking to as "ho." Mathis took exception and wound up with a broken eye socket for his trouble.

 

DJ Vlad & Roc Raida – Rock Phenomenon

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

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For the third installment in his Phenomenon series DJ Vlad and his cohort Roc Raida mixed up verses from various rap heavyweights with a bunch of Rock staples.  While they pull off most of these blends pretty well, for me it’s all about the only Green Lantern produced track, which features Eminem and M.O.P verses over Queen’s We Will Rock You. I know, it doesn’t sound all that enticing, but the Evil Genius pulls it off. Other stuff I liked was the ‘Pac and John Lennon and the Jay-Z vs. the  Chili Peppers.

Eminem vs. M.O.P. vs. Queen

Jay-Z vs. The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Dipset vs. G-Unit?

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

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I understand that Juelz Santana was a no show at the G-Unit Christmas concert last night, and was thoroughly cursed out on stage by someone from 50′s camp, possibly even 50 himself. Unfortunately, I don’t have a whole lot of information on this right now, and it’s still mostly rumor, but I’ll keep you posted. If anybody was there, holla at ya boy and let me know what went down, ‘cuz lord knows it’ll be a week before the ‘real’ hip hop news sites post anything about this. Rumors of this beef have been bubbling for at least a year, but for some reason nothing has popped off until now. Whatever happens, I just want Cam to get involved because beef just isn’t beef until Cam disrespects somebody’s mother. 

UPDATE: I love how I waited all day for info on this and 5 minutes after I post it Juelz calls up on Angie. From what I understand, Juelz beef was with the concert promoter not G-Unit, which is why he didn’t show up. Yawn….

Trick Trick is Extorting Eminem

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

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Trick Trick, who’s album The People vs. drops today, is well known in Detroit for being a certified G. Him and his crew have notoriously banged out with Trick Daddy and D Block, and Trick himself just beat a body last year at trial. His lead single, Welcome to Detroit, features an Em verse and hook and is supposedly doing well on Detroit radio. I downloaded the track the other day to see what all the fuss was about and I was not impressed. I guess I’ve heard worse rap music in my life, but nothing about this single says ‘hit record outside of Detroit’ to me. Trick’s flow is average and his lyrics are pretty much the standard ‘I’m an O.G. who raps now’ fare that you get from these types.  As I’m listening to the song it occured to me, why would Em co-sign this guy? You can say what you want about D12, and I usually do, but at the end of the day I’ll admit that most of them can actually rap. I even read in some interview with Trick Trick, that Em basically did the whole song himself. He did the beat, the hook, and his verse, put it on a cd and handed it to this guy. What part of the game is that? The only logical answer I can come up with is that Trick Trick has Hailie and Kim tied up in a basement somewhere. I mean, has anybody actually seen Kim since Em announced they were getting back together last month? Yeah, exactly. Em didn’t have verses on either Obie or Proof’s albums, and those are his right hand mans, so you do the math.