Archive for October, 2006

Nas – The N

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006


Another track from Hip Hop Is Dead.

Nas – The N 

Angie Martinez Interviews Jay

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006


Jay-Z interview with Angie Martinez (28MB rar file) Once again, props to whoever ripped this.

Robbin’ Little Kids For Bags

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Here’s my feeble attempt at a Halloween related post. It’s funny how I immediately associate this song with this day even though only one of the verses actually refers to the holiday, and at the end of that verse Bushwick Bill reveals that the events that he just described didn’t even really happen on October 31st.

At any rate, if lazy, half ass posts aren’t your thing, over at, Bfred has shown some initiative and compiled a comprehensive list of some of hip hop’s spookiest/goriest/most gruesome compositions.

Daily Headlines 10-31-06

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Sick Of Acting Like A Rapper, Saigon Readies Kanye-Assisted Debut LP 

DMX announces the launch of the DMX and DMX Signature collections of apparel and accessories.

The Voice interviews Kim Osorio about her legal victory against The Source.

Heavy D sues his insurance company over the deadly 1991 stampede at CCNY that got Puff into hot water.  

Irv Gotti gets his own reality show.  

NYPD Commisioner Ray Kelly has "pointedly dismissed" allegations that those pesky Chicken Noodle Soup kids were involved in the shooting of that little girl.

Ghostface – Ghost Is Back

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006


Ghostface – Ghost Is Back 

Over the Know The Ledge Beat. What a great week for new music.

Hovi’s Home

Monday, October 30th, 2006


Jay-Z freestyle on Hot 97

Freestyle false start.

Interview (talking about Jimmy) 


Props to YN for ripping the first two freestyles and for the lyrics. 

(Pic by Lenny "Kodak Man" Santiago and Marco Borges. Courtesy of MTV.)

Nas – Hip Hop Is Dead (Full)

Monday, October 30th, 2006


Nas -  Hip Hop is Dead (Full track, clean)

Bill O’Reilly On Oprah

Monday, October 30th, 2006

Damn Oprah, you can have this bonehead on your show, but no Cube?

Other than a passing reference to ‘gangsta rap’ at the end of this first clip, this exchange doesn’t really have anything to do with hip hop. On the other hand it has everything to do with hip hop.

If you can bear this guy for 40 minutes, I’ve taken the liberty of creating a Youtube playlist of all 5 clips that comprise the entire episode. If not, then at least do yourself a favor and check out the airing out Letterman gives him at the beginning of the last clip. I saw it live, and it gets better everytime you see it.

The “Hip Hop Cop” On The Parker Report

Monday, October 30th, 2006

Derrick Parker kicks it with Erik Parker about the Jam Master Jay murder investigation.

Man, do I hate writing the phrase “hip hop cop.” Now there’s an oxymoron if I ever heard one.

Daily Headlines 10-30-06

Monday, October 30th, 2006

I tend to give 50 a hard time, but that lawsuit was some real bullshit.

Jermaine going to Def Jam?

Capo explains his Jay-Z dis Alarm, Hav and P plan solo joints and Green Lantern hits up the massage parlor in Bangkok. (No John Mark Karr).

The Daily News spoke to Derrick Parker, "The Hip Hop Cop" about the Fabolous/Telfair incident. 

Aging rappers face name change

L.A. hip-hop discs are wrapped in gangsta good will 

If this is really Bey, I quit rap.  

Flav talks about his new album. Keep an eye out for his upcoming single ‘Unga Bunga Bunga’ which will no doubt be a groundbreaking musical experience.

This story about this little girl who got shot in Harlem is awful, but another disheartening detail in the article was the fact that DJ Webstar was signed to a $1.7 million deal.

All Rise For Hip Hop’s National Anthem 

Well this is refreshing. An article about violence in music, that barely mentions hip hop.   

Bill Cosby is at it again.