Stray Shots

That right there is part 1 of a clip from Yo MTV Raps final show. It features freestyles from Rakim, KRS-One, Erick Sermon, MC Serch, and Chubb Rock.

So as part of his Def Jam deal Nas gets to start his own little hip hop factory called the Jones Experience. Let’s just hope he has better luck with The Jones Experience than he did with the Ill Will Experience.

Speaking of the Little Homey, his scorned baby’s moms Carmen recently did an interview with King Magazine to talk about her long delayed book, Sex, Drugs and Hip-Hop – Oh, and Did I Mention Love? Anyway, if you interested, you can peep the article here. Page 1, 2, 3, 4,5.

Ok, let’s try this again. Spinemagazine has another version of the Fishscale cover. I believe the first one was the just the cover for the sampler they were passing around. Anyway, I like the first one better.  

Oh, and Prefix has the trailer to the upcoming Ghostface:Live DVD.  

Question of the Week: What’s less gangster, sandals or facials?  

Memphis Bleek is starting a clothing line. That’s great and all but the part of the article that caught my eye was where he says he’s working on another album. And it’s gonna be a classic this time. Didn’t Malik say he’d spare us another awkward 2 star album if 534 flopped? This is just ridiculous, give it up Bleek and hand over the production budget to somebody who isn’t forever cursed.


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11 Responses to “Stray Shots”

  1. TYRONEBIGGUMS Says:

    GOOD LOOKS ON THAT CLIP ESKAY THAT SOME REAL NY RAP FOR YOU THATS WHAT THE GAMES MISSING NOT JUELZ CORNY ASS “A”

    ALSO IM RIGHT WITH YOU WITH BLEEK IM A HUGE ROC FAN HAVE BEEN FOR YEARS AND HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR BLEEK TO ACTUALLY MAKE A CLASSIC BUT I GAVE UP AFTER M.A.D.E. AND 534 WAS EVEN WORSE, DUDE DEFINTELY NEEDS TO GIVE HIS BUDGET AND SPOT TO JOE BUDDEN OR SOMEONE WHO ACTUALLY DESERVES IT AND COULD DO SOMETHING WITH IT, SHIT GIVE HIS BUDGET AND SPOT TO JAE MILLZ, STACK, PAPOOSE,MAIN-O ANYONE SHIT GIVE IT TO ME OR THAT” HOLLYHOOD (FUTURE G-UNIT ARTIST ) CLOWN ”
    BEFORE BLEEK I MEAN IM SURE MR. HOLLYHOOD WOULDNT DO SHIT BUT WE KNOW FOR DAM SURE BLEEK CANT SELL MORE THAN 6 COPIES SO WHY BOTHER AND A CLOTHING LINE NOW? PEOPLE DONT EVEN WANT TO BUY HIS MUSIC LET ALONE ROCK HIS GEAR.

    O AND TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION ( FACIALS ARE WAY LESS GANGSTER
    ( THATS STRAIGHT HOMO )

  2. T Nelson Says:

    Bleek if Hov got u in the “Will” give ur space up to a up and comer man because u defin wasting it I mean “Dear Summer” is the hottest song that came off any of ur albums

  3. Happy New Year Bitches! Says:

    Facials or Sandals?

    I’d have to say facials, but for jim jones, I’ll make an exeption.
    Nigga ain’t you a millionaire? (or close to one?) Why do you always look like you just came out the soup line?

    Jimmy definately needs a facial. But no sandals though. Who wants to see a hobo in sandals? Not cool……..

  4. Happy New Year Bitches! Says:

    Oh, and about Bleek and Carmen:

    Bleek: Why won’t people buy his albums? Are they that bad? Ifeel sorry for lil’ homie……….

    Carmen: You ma’am, are a ho. Straight up Hoochie wally (anyone get the reference?) Just cause you got handed around the rap community like jailbait in the penitentary doesn’t mean you should write a book about it.

    Supahead did it once, and no-one should ever do it again……….period.

  5. KingML Says:

    hopefully Lil Cease doesnt hear about poor Jones getting a facial or he’ll have his boy whoop his ass again while Camron runs away.

    Dipset is just like any other “gangster rappers” buncha prettyboys rapping about shit they never have done or wish they could have done.

    Anyone spitting about crimes they commited is an idiot, thats called bein a narc, shut ur mouth if its real, thats why you know its phony bullshit. talking about their gang lives they never lived. fuck all that noise.

    and fuck that bitch carmen writing a book like anyone cares about what she has to say, “I was a ho, yes i love fucking rappers and famous people, cause im a ho. And I had Nas’ kid.” there you go I wrote your book for you.

  6. Cam is straight garbage Says:

    jim jones a millionaire…lol… he has had one hit single in his life…and it’s not that big of a hit….where is he getting his money from???

    there is a reason facials are for bitchs only …when you read about a facial most of us expect to see some glossy faced ho and thats what jim jones is.

  7. William H. Sunday Says:

    yo that picture of Jim Jones is crazy. facials = thong sandals = teh ghey.

  8. kunt puppet Says:

    I hope they choose the first fishscale cover
    that second one is straight whack

  9. M-E-M-P-H-I-S BLEEK Says:

    “AS LONG AS I’M ALIVE BLEEK’S A MILLIONAIRE” – Jay-z

  10. SF Says:

    Quote – Cam is straight garbage

    “jim jones a millionaire…lol… he has had one hit single in his life…and it’s not that big of a hit….where is he getting his money from???”

    I’m not trying to hate son, but I’ma lay the math down on you for a moments with some figures. I’m not taking sides in this rap beef either, that shit is for children who are suckered into believing all these rappers are actually real. Like Joe Budden said “As far as rappers, I’m thinking they’re frauds/Call ’em all Rubik’s Cubes, ’cause I really used to think they was hard.”

    Jim Jones first album did approx 150K .. now Jim Jones is partners with Cam in Diplomats Records who have distribution through Koch. From my knowledge an Indie such as Koch pay up to $7 gross per unit to the artist.

    So lets say Jim gets an even $5 a unit, he sells 150K at $5 a unit = $750,000 before expenses. Now I wouldn’t want to speculate on what kind of negotiation they have with Koch, but I’d say it would be a good one considering the cult following Dipset have.

    Jim Jones second album .. sold 70K first week, #1 independent album in the country first week.. I believe its sitting somewhere around 270K sales right now. Thats units sold, not shipped. Now, I’d say the previous sales would have given Jim and them some bargaining power which could have upped their earnings to maybe $6 a unit. 270k at $6 a unit = 1,620,000 gross.

    Are you seeing where I’m going with this .. from album sales alone Jim Jones probably earns more than say Young Jeezy who sells 1.3 Mil.. not to mention publishing and royalty checks Jim would receive.

    Too much typing.. but I hope you understand that an Independent route with a Major Label following means $$$ ..

  11. the green eyed bandit Says:

    true on the fact that the independent route can often times lead to more profit. I think its a stretch to assume what jimmys contractual situation is like, cause we just don’t know – although your point is spot on.

    I have a friend that is a copywrite attorney and contract negotiator in the industry working with labels and rappers we all know (I would prefer to not namedrop). He once did some math for me to prove the point that the independent route is the way to go and the numbers are very close to what you posted SF. I think it was around 200k (indie)/ 1 mil (major) to earn the same amount of money after expenses are recouped from your typical contract.

    There is another independant route that is even more profitable (but takes longer to get paid) that e-40, eazy-e, too-short , and countless others may recommend: sellin out the trunk of your car. 100% profit after manufacturing costs are handled.

    SF is right. Independent is the way to go.

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