Archive for April, 2008

KING’s Nas Q&A

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008


If you haven’t picked up the new issue of KING—or you have, but you haven’t been able to make it past the Stacey Dash pictorial—you’re in luck. They’ve put the first half of “The Best Damn Nas Story Period” up on their site for your review. The Little Homey sat down with KING senior editor Thomas Golianopoulos in a studio in L.A. and spoke on a whole range of topics from his long career.

Here he speaks on his stans.

Do your longtime fans have unrealistic standards for you?
I like to hear somebody else say it, ’cause I know I’m not crazy. Yeah, man, I got the craziest, most hard-core fans in the game, and I love them, man. I’m human and I show you that. I wear that on my sleeve. I’m honest to a fault most of the time. And if they hear you being honest about one thing, they think that’s all you are. Then you might touch on something else, and it’s, “Hey, what’s going on?” And they don’t really know. It’s like, I’m here recording, giving you guys a piece of me. I’m giving motherfuckers little bits and pieces of me.

Tomorrow they’re putting up part two, which is where most of the really good stuff is. He speaks on Pun helping him write his verse on John Blaze, his beef with Biggie and whether or not he was talking about Jay on “Success.” I’ll try to throw up a reminder post tomorrow once it’s live.

Link: KING Legacy: Nasir Jones

Video: D.I.T.C., EPMD & Naughty @ Nokia Theater

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

D.I.T.C. (Lord Finesse, A.G. & O.C.) – Thick

Last Friday I caught EPMD, Naughty By Nature, O.C. and Lords of the Underground at the Nokia Theater in Times Square. Good shit.

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Video: Common & Karriem Riggins – Thelonius (Live)

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Common and Karriem Riggins perform “Thelonius” in tribute to J.Dilla during his 2007 Nissan Live Set.

Video: David Banner, Styles P & Preemo @ Sirius

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Even more video from Monday night’s Sirius radio extravaganza. In this clip, from Banner’s Kyte channel, him, SP and DJ Premier discuss living in America while Black.

Previously: The Roots & David Banner @ Sirius | The Roots ft. Styles P – Rising Down (Live)

Video: Lil Kim’s Bentley Getting Reposessed

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

New York’s CW11 recently did a report on the recent rash of vehicle repossessions due to the faltering economy. About two minutes into this clip, they follow some repo men to Lil Kim’s McMansion and “reallocate” her silver Bentley. Then when the reporters knock on her door to ask her about it, she acts like she doesn’t know what they’re talking about and curses them out. Classy broad.

Video: Celebratory Diddy Montage

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Uh oh, somebody’s feeling themselves. If you haven’t already heard, Puff’s getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next week.

Video: Ghostface Talks About His Shines

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Man, that Joe Levy’s only been at Blender a couple of months now and he’s already thugging it out. The mag’s site teamed up with Reggie Ossé and Gabriel Tolliver, authors of Bling: The Hip-Hop Jewelry Book to compile a list of the Best Bling Ever.

Nas Records Track for Mike Tyson Documentary

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

The good news: Nas is recording a song with Salaam Remi for an upcoming Mike Tyson documentary.

The bad news: Nas is recording a song with Salaam Remi for an upcoming Mike Tyson documentary.

Video: K-Salaam & dead prez Talk “Fallen Soldierz”

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

K-Salaam speaks with Dead Prez about the song that they wrote for his and Beatnick’s album. K-Salaam goes to Flatbush BK, to go behind the scenes on the life of Marquis Hardmon. The Brother whom half the the song was written about.


K-Salaam & dead prez – Fallen Soldierz

NYDN article about Marquis Hardmon

Crooked I Wins at the Mixtape Awards

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Crooked I

I’m assuming that the 11th Annual Mixtape Awards ceremony went down last night without a hitch, since I haven’t seen any reports of brawls or shootouts involving industry folks anywhere in New York City. It’s a shame that has to be the legacy that you neanderthals created for that man Justo’s pride and joy, but that’s what it is.

Anyway, congrats are in order for Crooked I who brought home the Best West Coast Mixtape Artist award. He beat out The Game, Bishop Lamont, Juice and 40 Glocc, three of whom are actually nice.

Edit: I forgot to mention that, I wanted to post a list of all of the winners, but in true hood fashion, there isn’t one posted anywhere online that I can see. Also, somebody who went hit me and said there were not violent incidents ’cause the NOI was in the building doing what they do. I also hear Rosenberg was a presenter so maybe he caught some video or will give a rundown.

My man Legend came through with the full list of winners:

Best Mashup: Clinton Sparks
Best Mixtape Team: The Aphiliates
Best DVD Magazine: Cocaine City
Best Hip Hop Mixtape: The Phantom
Best Underground Mixtape DJ: DJ Scarface
Best Female Mixtape DJ: DJ Blazita
Street Album of the Year: Mr. Crisis
Best Club Mixtape DJ: DJ Enuff
Best East Coast Mixtape Artist: Styles P
Best Radio Mixtape DJ: DJ Envy
Best Mixtape Duo: Big Mike and DJ Thoro
Best Personality on a Mixtape: DJ Khaled
Best New Mixtape DJ: DJ Whiteowl
Best East Coast Mixtape DJ: Big Mike
Lifetime Achievement Award/Executives of the Year:, Chuck and Greg
Mixtape Pioneer Award: Tony Touch
DJ Red Alert Award: DJ Jazzy Joyce
Mixtape Legends Award: DJ Barry Bee
Best R&B Mixtape DJ: DJ Finesse
Best Blends Mixtape DJ: DJ Skee
Best Reggae Mixtape DJ: DJ Kool Kid
Best Graphics: Miami Kaos
Best Mixtape Producer: Don Cannon
Best Underground Artist: Joell Ortiz
Best West Coast DJ: DJ Skee
Best Midwest DJ: Mick Boogie
Best Label Representative: Duke Da God
Best West Coast Mixtape Artist: Crooked I
Best Dirty South Mixtape Artist: Lil Wayne
Best Dirty South DJ: DJ Drama
Best Mixtape Internet Radio Show: Shade 45/Whookid
Best Promotional Mixtape:
Best Reggaeton Mixtape DJ: DJ Flaco
Best Chopped and Screwed: Michael ’5000′ Watts
Best International Mixtape DJ: DJ Hotsauce
Best Canadian Mixtape DJ: DJ A-Trak
Kayslay Award – Best Mixtape DJ: DJ Drama
Rookie of the Year: Dub Floyd
Mixtape of the Year: Gangsta Grillz