Archive for March, 2006

That Diesel DVD Footage – Joe Buddens

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

I never heard of this That Diesel DVD series in my life but they flooded Youtube with a bunch of freestyle and interview footage yesterday so they’re alright with me. Above is part two of a Joe Buddens interview and a freestyle. Below is a link to part 1 and a freestyle from Joel Ortiz who by the way is the goddamn truth, although this particular freestyle isn’t the best stuff I’ve heard from him by any means.

Joe Buddens Interview Part 1 

Joel Ortiz Freestyle 

Coming of Age: The Sequel

Monday, March 27th, 2006

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Look at this pic of Jay, Nas, and Bleek at the Def Jam offices from the upcoming issue of XXL. Damn, that was uncalled for…

Look at this nigga Jay frontin tryin to take my shine
I didn’t say this verbally, just had some shit on my mind
Plus I’m puffin like an ounce, more than I used to puff
Takin advice from these niggaz but they ain’t used to stuff
They had me thinkin, "Shit, I’m the one that moved the stuff
while he drive around town in brand new Coupe’s and stuff"
Swear to God, they had me practically hatin his guts
As he approached I spoke, "Jigga whattup?"
M.Bleek

Mobb Deep – Blood Money Cover

Monday, March 27th, 2006

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So what does everybody think, is this bad boy gonna flop or are Curtis, Hollywood Hav, and Ballerina P gonna prove the ‘haters’ wrong?

I don’t care if you Mobb Deep, I hold triggers to crews
You little FUCK, I’ve got money stacks bigger than you
When I was pushin weight, back in eighty-eight
you was a ballerina I got your pictures I seen ya

Video: DMX – Give Em What They Want/Pump Ya Fist

Monday, March 27th, 2006

I don’t know how old this is, because I don’t really watch music video’s on TV, but it’s only been on Youtube for a week. I think this is the first time I actually paid attention to this Give ‘Em What They Want song, and I guess it’s ok. But oh man, that Pump Ya Fist joint is just plain awful, which probably means the general public will eat it up.

50 on Hot 97

Monday, March 27th, 2006

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If you can stomach the incessant dickriding from Ms. Jones and whoever the other clown on the show is, here is some audio of 50 on Hot 97 this morning. With the GRODT DVD dropping today and Mobb Deep release date steadily approaching, 50 is of course in prime talk shit mode. Among the topics discussed:

  • He claims he had nothing to do with Styles P’s album being pushed back.
  • Responding to Spike Lee’s invitation to sit in on one of his film classes, 50 says Spike doesn’t have anything to offer him.
  • He also speaks on the NOT AT ALL SUBLIMINAL shot Spike took in Inside Man, and wonders why people are mad at his game but not something like GTA.
  • Says Game went to the wrong house in his Stop Snitching Stop Lying DVD.
  • Takes more shots at Kanye West.
  • When asked if he will ever be President of Interscope records states: "I’m already the president of Interscope Records"
  • Speaks on Carmen’s book and says it’s all business and that Nas should have put his foot in her ass a long time ago.
  • On down south music: "They don’t want to think, they want to have a good time."
  • Criticizes Puff for how he jerked Big and says he’s "running him into the ground."

So, none of these comments are really anything new, but if I didn’t post it I might be accused of ‘hating’ by the Stanley’s. Plus, I figure there’s enough material here to occupy the commenters for the next 24 hours or so. Enjoy…

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2 

Stray Shots

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

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Look at Just Blaze beaming dudes in the head with that vintage ‘Lo Golf piece at BET’s Spring Bling. It’s a shame that you can rock something like that nowadays and nobody even appreciates what you’re wearing. Well almost nobody, some of us still understand. More pics at C&D.

Kay Slay and Busta join forces to get Papoose’s career popping.

Spike Lee lets a subliminal fly at 50 in his new flick, Inside Man.

The lucky bastards at The Fader got to hear some tracks from the Idlewild soundtrack.  

The entire Boot Camp Click are in the studio working on their upcoming group record The Last Stand with the likes of Pete Rock and 9th Wonder. Meanwhile Sean Price promises his follow up to Monkey Barz, now titled Jesus Price: Super Star, will drop in September.

Michael Jackson, DJ Whoo Kid, and Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Khalifa ‘just chillin’ in Bahrain

Video of Joe Buddens performing Dumb Out live. Not really the best song to do live, but if you’re a fan you can appreciate something like this. 

Shyne/Kim XXL Covers

Friday, March 24th, 2006

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Yo, don’t tell Elliot Wilson, but they have like half of the May issue of XXL up at their website. Keep that on the low though. I guess this is their annual jail issue.

Preview of the Shyne interview and the Kim jumpoff

A Ghostface joint, and some Eye Candy (Although I’m not sure why there are so many words on that page. I got love for you Bonsu, but more pics please). 

The Cassidy Incident: What Really Happened

Friday, March 24th, 2006

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Wow, this is some ill shit right here. Fellow blogger Jerome Baker has posted an IM convo he had with a friend of his who happens to work with the father of Desmond Hawkins. Hawkins is the dude Cass was accused of murdering. Here’s an excerpt, but be sure to go to Jerome’s site and read the whole sad  thing:

dewpmenage: Cass and bul ride up to nyc to swizz. Hiphop cops rushed the truck while cass is upstairs. Bul took the rap from hiphop police for cass’ weed and gun. Cass agreed to lookout on the bail and case money.. Never did. Got confronted about it. At his crib. They get into…
Jerome: Ugh
dewpmenage: Scared cass let’s off in van
dewpmenage: Kills his homie
Jerome: Damn
dewpmenage: Ak rifle round to the chest at point blank range. Two from a 45
dewpmenage: Ak was cass
Jerome: Hot damn
Jerome: Cass let off in him like that
dewpmenage: Yeah
dewpmenage: Didn’t mean to. They grew together
dewpmenage: Old head showed me youngbul pics of them
Jerome: That’s f-ckd
Jerome: Cass not allowed in old hood?
dewpmenage: Naw maybe not the city

Now assuming this is all factual, this raises alot of questions of how Cass beat that charge. People like to say it was the money, but I don’t care how much money you have, PA doesn’t play when it comes to murder charges and Cass was a young black male facing a murder one. Whatever, I don’t know enough so I won’t play myself and speculate, so I’ll just say: R.I.P to Desmond Hawkins, it’s a shame he had to lose his life over such an incredibly aviodable situation.

DISCLAIMER: Despite the title of this post, obviously this is hearsay. However, I’ve been checking out Jerome’s site for a while now and I take him to be a man of his word, and I don’t believe he would post something he felt might be inaccurate. In any event I just want to be clear that I can in no way corroborate anything that is said above, so just keep that in mind before coming out your face at me.

Memphis Bleek: All Grown Up

Friday, March 24th, 2006

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I was reading this interview Bleek did with HiphopDx and I couldn’t help but be amazed at how level headed and mature he sounds, especially when asked about Cam’ron and his anti-chancleta campaign against his father. He also had some choice words on my favorite subject: How the East Coast never fell off and doesn’t need to be brought back to anywhere.

On Cam’s dis track to Jay:

I feel that’s a coward move. Def Jam is on 50th . You live on 145th. You can drive 60 blocks and come see that man. You don’t have to make a record. If there’s a problem, do something. We work 9 to 5. Our cars are parked on the same block every single day. If there’s a problem, do something. Don’t talk about me and now I can’t see you. Where you at? That’s wack to me. You ain’t going to hear me making a record about nobody. If it’s a problem, I’m coming to see you. Straight up. Address that problem to me to my face like a real man. And I don’t have security, never did. I will e-mail anyone in the rap game my itinerary, only me and my homies. You never hear Memphis Bleek going off the limb talking about nobody. I don’t have no problem with nobody. I don’t think about other people that much. I’m happy when a person doing his thing, sells millions of records. I’m glad. Another successful African-American like myself coming through the same struggles I did. I feel like a sucker by hating on his situation. But hey, you open the door on us and you give us leeway to do whatever we feel to you.

I completely expected him to be like "F*ck that nigga, I’m in the studio right now working on a whole mixtape dissing him, shit is gonna be fire!" I guess he figures if Jay isn’t stressing it why should he. I  probably wouldn’t be worrying about much either if I was "in the will somewhere."

DMX Goes Wild?

Friday, March 24th, 2006

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From AHH Rumors:

DMX GETS IN SCRAP?

OK, I admit sometimes the rumors can get wacky, but I will put this out there anyway, even though I seriously question the validity. Apparently, there is a local rapper from Atlanta named Skits and DMX is out there promoting his upcoming album and the rapper. So Skits is featured on this DVD called Crackheads Gone Wild, a really scary look into the world of a drug addict. Anyway, the dude gives X the DVD as an example of his resume and work. It seems that DMX took offense at the DVD and strongly suggested that the guy was trying to be funny or something. I heard there was some type of altercation and they got into a scrap of some sort –ironically over a DVD called Crackheads Gone Wild