Archive for June, 2009

Jay-Z Confirms, Explains Sony & Atlantic Deals

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Billboard’s Mariel Concepcion recently spoke to Hov and got some clarification on the deals he just closed with Atlantic and Sony.

“Sony is Roc Nation. That’s where Roc Nation’s going through,” Jay-Z told on Friday (June 29).

As for the deal he recently signed with Atlantic, he clarifies that it is a one-off situation for his upcoming album, “Blueprint 3,” slated for a September 11th release.

“That’s pretty much just for this specific album. Roc Nation — we’re experts in marketing and making records. But we do distribution deals,” he says. “On this one, we’re working directly with the Atlantic staff, which is Julie [Greenwald], Lyor [Cohen], Kevin [Liles] and Kyse [Mike Kyser]. For the rest of the Roc Nation artists, we did a distribution deal with Sony.

Sony must have brought a pretty sweet deal to the table for Jay to pass up a reunion with Lyor, Kev Liles and Mike Kyser. I mean, just look at all of the bromance oozing out of that pic up there.

Previously: Jay-Z – D.O.A. (Video)

The Kid Daytona – Come Fly With Me (Album)

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009


Daytona’s album is finally here.

Featuring Bun B, Kardinal Offishall, and seasoned newcomers such as Mickey Factz, Amanda Diva, Harlem’s Cash, Outasight, and more.

Tracklist/download after the jump.

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Cory Gunz – Crazy World

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009


Another Tuesday, might as well spend it with Cory. Off his upcoming Gangsta Grillz, Heir To The Throne, courtesy of RR and their Tuesdays With Cory series.

Cory Gunz – Crazy World

Previously: Cory Gunz – Street Dwella

Video: 7 Minutes w/ Crooked I (RHTV)

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Ruby Hornet TV catches up with Crooked I at Rock The Bells Chicago.

Previously: Slaughterhouse (Joe, Royce and Joell) Interview w/ RubyHornet

Lee Bannon – Me&Marvin EP

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009


Marvin Gaye-inspired (samples) mixtape from Sacramento producer Lee Bannon.

Tracklist/download after the jump.

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Video: Nipsey Hussle on True Stories Radio

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Video: Wale vs. Fan @ Sneaker Pimps

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

A concertgoer takes exception to Mr. Folarin’s set and emphatically requests that he vacate the stage area.

Previously: Jadakiss x Big Boi x Clipse x Cool Kids x Wale at Sneakerpimps ‘09

Video: Cory Gunz Interview & Freestyle w/ CultureVI

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Another Culture VI exclusive – Wil sits down with Cory Gunz and Square Off at In Ya Ear Studios to talk about his collaboration with Joell Ortiz, coming up under hip-hop royalty, and his last ever song!

Consequence ft. Kanye West & John Legend – Whatever U Want

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009


The first single off Cons TV.

Consequence ft. Kanye West & John Legend – Whatever U Want (Dirty)

Props to Statik Selektah.

UPDATE: Cons just sent us the final artwork and the explicit.

Video: Inverse – So Far

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Brand new video from the homie Tunji and his partner Toby off their 2008 project So Far (The Collection), which will be re-released by QN5 next Tuesday.

Says Tunji:

The video was directed by Donlee Brussel and the song was produced by my good friend Oren Yoel, who also helmed most of Asher Roth’s album. The video and song also feature hip hop violinist Paul Dateh. We shot the clip guerilla-style in two days last winter, traveling all over LA (Malibu, Hollywood, the Metro, Santa Monica, etc.).

The clip also happens to be up MTVu’s Freshmen contest, so if you fuck with it, be sure to go vote.