Video: The Roots feat. John Legend – The Fire

Directed by Rik Cordero, who had this to say about his music video short film:

“The Fire” is one of my favorite tracks off HIGO and really feels like something you’d hear in the theater. The line “you don’t say good luck, you say don’t give up” inspired me to create a period piece narrative that stays true to the lyrics while adding another layer to the interpretation.

How I Got Over in stores now.

John Legend & The Roots’ Wake Up! joint album due September 21st.

Previously: John Legend & The Roots feat. Common & Melanie Fiona – Wake Up Everybody


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218 Responses to “Video: The Roots feat. John Legend – The Fire”

  1. Bricktop Says:

    But that doesn’t discredit my point that the Beatles were accepted where Elvis was not.
    ^
    i will happily go to my grave knowing damn well that this statement is the absolute opposite of truth.

    either way, dead pony.

  2. why? Says:

    The top of next week’s chart is still too close to call, as a couple of hip-hop heavyweights continue to duke it out in a bout that promises to stay nip and tuck throughout the weekend. If Eminem is victorious, it will be his fifth consecutive week at #1. As for challenger Rick Ross, regardless of where he lands on the chart, dude’s on track to beat the first week of his previous release by about 25k. Eminem (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope): 180-190K, *Rick Ross (Def Jam) 180-190K, Sheryl Crow (A&M) 45-50K, Drake (Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown) 45-50K. (HITS Rumor Mill)

    ^

    Eh I guess I rather see Ricky get the number 1 spot than Marshall get it for the 100th time.

  3. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    ok den!

    THE LEGENDARY!

  4. D. Billz Says:

    Harlem

    I agree. Shorty is a good look.

  5. Big_seth Says:

    Just because the industry standard is to not let ghost writers names out and all them old ROC cats have morals does not mean it aint possible.

    and Lu is better than Chris and any of those SP bums…

    but Its still hard for me to believe. I doubt he wrote a whole song for Jay, maybe helped out with a hook or something.

  6. RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:

    # Bricktop Says:
    July 26th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    But that doesn’t discredit my point that the Beatles were accepted where Elvis was not.
    ^
    i will happily go to my grave knowing damn well that this statement is the absolute opposite of truth.

    either way, dead pony.
    ———————————————-

    All evidence from people who were alive and conscious at the time of both artists suggests it is true.

    The Beatles only received real flak LATER in their careers. Elvis had it from the START.

    BIG difference.

  7. mcb Says:

    *starts generic hate for Jay-Z*
    yeahh Fuck Jay-Z
    *ends hate*

  8. rex hussla Says:

    I wrote Justify My Thug on the Black Album…no big deal

  9. Mr. Iceberg slim Says:

    Rey Says:

    July 26th, 2010 at 4:06 pm
    Taking other artist’s singles? Really? Ugh… Jay coulda given 1/2 his hits to the Roc bums and they still woulda maxed out at gold.

    ~~~~

    # koa29 Says:
    July 26th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    wasn’t kingdom come his comeback album…

    ^^^

    I meant the comeback album post-Ether. BP2 doesn’t really count, IMO.
    ^^^
    yea bp2 doesnt count, just went 3x plat, but that doesnt count

  10. RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:

    And with that I’m gone. Peace.

  11. RIGZ Says:

    This is dope.

  12. Mr. Iceberg slim Says:

    Big_seth Says:

    July 26th, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    Just because the industry standard is to not let ghost writers names out and all them old ROC cats have morals does not mean it aint possible
    ^^^^

    Wtf world u live in, the old roc cats have morals???? stf up b

  13. Mr. Iceberg slim Says:

    Rey Says:

    July 26th, 2010 at 4:03 pm
    Also, I called MONTHS ago that Rawse’s album was gonna catch a brick. 100k is more than respectable for nowadays, but I knew his NR/Twitter/#TeamRicky buzz wasn’t gonna mean shit.

    I can only hope to God that after Cam, Jimmy, Gucci, and Rawse have flopped after having strong “internet buzz”, that people will stop taking these comments so seriously and just find a new model.

    Sad part is, Rawse stepped his game up something fierce. I’m almost proud of the cop.
    ^^^

    Are you crazy he is already at 100k and thats only 50 percent of the numbers, hitsdailydouble, states he is on pace to sale 25k more than his last album…..big boi from outkast sold40k and he went 10x plat at a point in time, trust ross does over 200k those are great numbers in todays time

  14. Mr. Iceberg slim Says:

    rex hussla Says:

    July 26th, 2010 at 4:08 pm
    I wrote Justify My Thug on the Black Album…no big deal
    ^^^

    I wrote dec 4th and i even gave jayz mom the idea about riding the bike at 4

  15. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    I still maintain that when the FULL numbers are in on Wed, Ross will have sold more than DTR. ‘Tis all.

  16. Suaveebolaetc.etc. Says:

    WTF?

  17. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    Oh and did i mention that Big Boi’s album sucked bad? (II)

  18. why? Says:

    Why would Jay get someone like Lu to ghost write on an album that Camel at the time said would be his last?

  19. cOLD Says:

    Rik Cordero

    ^ this dude is better off with a low budget. NO shots.

  20. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    2001-2003 Jay >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  21. RIGZ Says:

    I think Im Jim Brown…..Skeng Darg

  22. Suaveebolaetc.etc. Says:

    Oh and Hendrix >>>>>> Beatles, Stones, Elvis

  23. Mr. Iceberg slim Says:

    D_Block_4_Life Says:

    July 26th, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    2001-2003 Jay >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    ^^^

    Jayz s. carter mixtape is better than 95 percent of the albums last 2 years

  24. Suaveebolaetc.etc. Says:

    I think I’m Rick James, Larry David,
    Doing Preeeeeeetty Good, Bitch, we celebrating…

  25. rex hussla Says:

    Mr. Iceberg slim Says:

    I wrote dec 4th and i even gave jayz mom the idea about riding the bike at 4
    _________________________________________________

    word word I thought this was all common knowledge

  26. Suaveebolaetc.etc. Says:

    Jayz s. carter mixtape is better than 95 percent of the albums last 2 years

    ^^

    PSA Part 2 was first degree murder.

  27. Beezy Says:

    Iceberg your saying he will do 200k total, or 200k first week…no way he does that first week.

    I think 100k is respectable for Ross…but niggas was thinking he was actually going to make waves and do numbers. Nope.

  28. Mr. Iceberg slim Says:

    I show you how to do this son > _______________

  29. rex hussla Says:

    FACT: Memphis Bleek has wrote all of Jay’s verses…because with Bleek’s hairline he can’t be the star.

    Applaud him for taking one for the team [ll]

  30. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    but niggas was thinking he was actually going to make waves and do numbers. Nope.
    ^
    I still think that he will surpass DTR’ 150-160 first week numbers…

  31. Beezy Says:

    I guess it doesn’t matter what Ross sells really.

    Mentally he will have gone 100 times platinum.

  32. BroliC FontS Says:

    Hendrix >>>>>> Beatles + Stones + Elvis

    ^this all day ..I swear Im not trying to be racialist either

  33. BroliC FontS Says:

    John Lennon is quite ill though

  34. Mr. Iceberg slim Says:

    Beezy Says:

    July 26th, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    Iceberg your saying he will do 200k total, or 200k first week…no way he does that first week.

    I think 100k is respectable for Ross…but niggas was thinking he was actually going to make waves and do numbers. Nope.

    ^^^^^^

    Smh, do u understand that 53 percent of the number are in and he is at 107,600. So thats only half of the number in so far…

    hitsdailydouble.com/sales/salescht.cgi

  35. Beezy Says:

    Mr. Iceberg slim Says:

    July 26th, 2010 at 4:16 pm
    Beezy Says:

    July 26th, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    Iceberg your saying he will do 200k total, or 200k first week…no way he does that first week.

    I think 100k is respectable for Ross…but niggas was thinking he was actually going to make waves and do numbers. Nope.

    ^^^^^^

    Smh, do u understand that 53 percent of the number are in and he is at 107,600. So thats only half of the number in so far…

    hitsdailydouble.com/sales/salescht.cgi

    >>I think YOU don’t understand.

    What it’s saying, is that with 54% reported, they estimate his sales to be 107k.

  36. rex hussla Says:

    John Lennon used the N word on wax before any rapper did

  37. Beezy Says:

    estimate his sales WILL be…sorry

  38. Rey Says:

    @ Iceberg– #1, let’s keep it friendly. I’m not attacking Jay or discrediting the ridiculously good lyrics on BP2.

    What I meant was that, for Jay-Z, that album kinda flew under the radar. ’03 B&C got spins, Excuse Me Miss got spins, and it was obviously commercially successful, but it wasn’t a Jay-Z event the way some other albums were. The songs on TBA felt like Comeback Music. The songs on BP2 felt like standard issue stuff that could’ve come from any Jay album, with the exception of the one over the Good Bad & Ugly beat tombout Nas.

  39. Rey Says:

    @ Iceberg.. If he cracks 200k first week, I’ll retract my statement. But! You’ve also been around for the ridiculous amount of Ricky worship here. I’m not happy Rawse bricked because I think the music he’s making is pretty friggin’ great–the beats, the lyrics, the flow, it’s exactly what I miss. That being said, I knew he wasn’t gonna sell.

    ~~~

    # koa29 Says:
    July 26th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    for lu’s talents, you gotta respect the fact that he stay true to himself and doesn’t sell out to try and “take over the rap game”… he makes what he wants… and it translates to good music… so how you gunna hate dude?

    ^^^

    I agree to a point, but make the music. One mixtape a year, one album a year, some features, and chill. He doesn’t need to pull some 3 mixtapes in one day shit, or put out albums every year that get progressively more gimmicky, but put out SOMETHING.

  40. Mr. Iceberg slim Says:

    Beezy Says:

    July 26th, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    Mr. Iceberg slim Says:

    July 26th, 2010 at 4:16 pm
    Beezy Says:

    July 26th, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    Iceberg your saying he will do 200k total, or 200k first week…no way he does that first week.

    I think 100k is respectable for Ross…but niggas was thinking he was actually going to make waves and do numbers. Nope.

    ^^^^^^

    Smh, do u understand that 53 percent of the number are in and he is at 107,600. So thats only half of the number in so far…

    hitsdailydouble.com/sales/salescht.cgi

    >>I think YOU don’t understand.

    What it’s saying, is that with 54% reported, they estimate his sales to be 107k.
    ^^^^

    Wow, ok homie…..its stating that 54 percent has been reported and of those numbers they have counted 107k so far, thats why its updated every 5 mins….

    July 21, 2010

    Eminem’s four-play may well be about to end.
    The hip-hop superstar’s four straight weeks at #1 with his Shady/Aftermath/ Interscope album Recovery is being threatened this week by Def Jam/IDJ Miami rapper Rick Ross, whose Teflon Don is on target to do between 170-180k in sales.

  41. rex hussla Says:

    *slaps the pack of hot dogs on the back of Beezy’s neck* (c) Scott Skortch

  42. Suaveebolaetc.etc. Says:

    Hendrix >>>>>> Beatles + Stones + Elvis

    ^this all day ..I swear Im not trying to be racialist either

    ^^

    Nothing racialist about it – the nigga played the guitar upside down and left handed. If Clapton and the paedophile from The Who are scared to death of you – You’re officially on Some Next Shit.

    There’s old compilations I had, where I didn’t realise until I saw the video, that he was playing solos with his teeth.

  43. Mr. Iceberg slim Says:

    @ Iceberg.. If he cracks 200k first week, I’ll retract my statement. But! You’ve also been around for the ridiculous amount of Ricky worship here. I’m not happy Rawse bricked because I think the music he’s making is pretty friggin’ great–the beats, the lyrics, the flow, it’s exactly what I miss. That being said, I knew he wasn’t gonna sell.

    ~~~
    ^^^

    Rey i just think in todays age doing 200k is great and i mean real great….just think number ten on the chart is only doing 12k records…no one is buying music and for rick ross to not have a pop single and moving 200k in a week and is an ex co and his baby mom was put out with 50 and the other on a sx tape, i think that is damn great

  44. Cashmere Cavalli aka Snowbunny Sampson Says:

    def jam is gonna buy a million copies

  45. BroliC FontS Says:

    Side LF: The early stuff from the police, them niggs musta gone to the carrbbean… They had some obvious reggae/dub influence… Sounds good though.

  46. Mr. Iceberg slim Says:

    50 Cent’s Before I Self Destruct Projected to Sell 150-160K in First
    %^^^^

    If ross beats these numbers its a wrap

  47. Big_seth Says:

    Mr. Iceberg slim Says:
    July 26th, 2010 at 4:07 pm
    Big_seth Says:

    July 26th, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    Just because the industry standard is to not let ghost writers names out and all them old ROC cats have morals does not mean it aint possible
    ^^^^

    Wtf world u live in, the old roc cats have morals???? stf up b

    ^^

    why you getting all aggy? I am not even saying Lu wrote for Jay, but I’m saying its not impossible. I don’t really believe he wrote for him in the way that most might take that comment, but throwing ideas around and helping to write hooks is common shit in the industry. and Lu was kickin it with Jay during that time.

    I love the Black album (II) and think Jay was the GOAT, but it is possible Lu had some type of hand in its creation, just like Ye did, just like Just Blaze did, Just like pharell and Timbo did… that’s all I’m saying.

  48. BroliC FontS Says:

    but put out SOMETHING.

    ^why?

  49. Rey Says:

    Rey i just think in todays age doing 200k is great and i mean real great….just think number ten on the chart is only doing 12k records…no one is buying music and for rick ross to not have a pop single and moving 200k in a week and is an ex co and his baby mom was put out with 50 and the other on a sx tape, i think that is damn great

    ^^^

    200k overall? That still seems kinda low to me. I dunno. I hear what you’re saying tho’.

  50. Mr.Londoner Says:

    # rex hussla Says:
    July 26th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    I wrote Justify My Thug on the Black Album…no big deal
    =–==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-==–=-==-=-=
    believable. easily in the top.5 for most skipped Jay-Z track

  51. Mr. Iceberg slim Says:

    Rey Says:

    July 26th, 2010 at 4:25 pm
    Rey i just think in todays age doing 200k is great and i mean real great….just think number ten on the chart is only doing 12k records…no one is buying music and for rick ross to not have a pop single and moving 200k in a week and is an ex co and his baby mom was put out with 50 and the other on a sx tape, i think that is damn great

    ^^^

    200k overall? That still seems kinda low to me. I dunno. I hear what you’re saying tho’.

    ^^^

    No, i mean first week numbers…

  52. Big_seth Says:

    the extent of which Lu “wrote” for the album is where this shit gets funny. I do doubt he wrote any whole verses for Jay. to be specific.

  53. Beezy Says:

    Mr. Iceberg slim Says:

    Wow, ok homie…..its stating that 54 percent has been reported and of those numbers they have counted 107k so far, thats why its updated every 5 mins….

    ^then why hasn’t it changed since this morning?

    Your not thinking logically.

  54. Big_seth Says:

    BroliC FontS Says:
    July 26th, 2010 at 4:25 pm
    but put out SOMETHING.

    ^why?
    ^^

    cuz you are supposed to be a fuckin musician… and you have fans that love your music. Your music helps/ is enjoyed by people. Why would you want to hold that away from your supporters.

    I agree that he could easily release more music without over saturating.

  55. THE BLOGGER FORMERLY KNOWN AS SLEEP Says:

    Sheryl crown only sold 45k damm she fell off

  56. cOLD Says:

    Lupe is like a whore that refuses to fuck.

  57. mcb Says:

    Beezy Says:

    July 26th, 2010 at 4:16 pm
    I guess it doesn’t matter what Ross sells really.

    Mentally he will have gone 100 times platinum.
    ^^^^
    by the end fot he week,im going platinum,
    i think im big meech, so it’ll never happen.

  58. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    why you getting all aggy? I am not even saying Lu wrote for Jay, but I’m saying its not impossible. I don’t really believe he wrote for him in the way that most might take that comment, but throwing ideas around and helping to write hooks is common shit in the industry. and Lu was kickin it with Jay during that time.

    I love the Black album (II) and think Jay was the GOAT, but it is possible Lu had some type of hand in its creation, just like Ye did, just like Just Blaze did, Just like pharell and Timbo did… that’s all I’m saying.
    ====================================
    Sounds true enough.

  59. koa29 Says:

    Jay’s latest features >>>>>>

  60. Troyvul Says:

    rex hussla Says:

    July 26th, 2010 at 4:18 pm
    John Lennon used the N word on wax before any rapper did
    ^
    preach

  61. Troyvul Says:

    cOLD Says:

    July 26th, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    Lupe is like a whore that refuses to fuck.
    ^
    Lmao….1

  62. Rey Says:

    @ Iceberg– 200k first week would be great for Rawse. I thought you meant 200k overall.

  63. de la swole Says:

    its crazy that as an artist you can’t even have a website where you can let your fans download your album for a fee and have that cash go directly to your paypal. these guys have no artistic freedom whatsoever.

  64. Rey Says:

    Can I also just say that I fucking hate that I even remotely care about how much a rapper sells?

  65. BroliC FontS Says:

    but put out SOMETHING.

    ^why?
    ^^

    cuz you are supposed to be a fuckin musician… and you have fans that love your music. Your music helps/ is enjoyed by people. Why would you want to hold that away from your supporters.

    I agree that he could easily release more music without over saturating.

    ^says who? …but seriously, these niggs dont owe nobody jack. If i was in their position, I might do the same thing.

  66. rex hussla Says:

    lupe is a little too full of himself…he’s too busy climbing mountains, trying on skinny jeans and recording punk rock tracks to care about his fans

  67. BroliC FontS Says:

    Lupe is like a whore that refuses to fuck.

    ^HAHha, niggs is crazy lol

  68. cOLD Says:

    John Lennon used the N word on wax before any rapper did

    ^it wasnt derogatory, used more as an euphemim.

  69. BroliC FontS Says:

    euphemim

    ^the fuck is dat?

  70. koa29 Says:

    @rex hussla

    he’s def got a weird relationship with his fans… this petition shit got him hype, but god forbid a song leak… the nigga chastises his fans for shit they didn’t do…smh

    still a lu fan tho

  71. BroliC FontS Says:

    *googles*

  72. cOLD Says:

    euphemism. sheesh typo nigga.

  73. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Jay’s latest features >>>>>>
    =========================
    Too bad I see his next album continuing the trend of style over substance..

    Free Mason was Ross’ concept.

    Jay ain’t even thinking on that level creatively anymore.

  74. RIGZ Says:

    cant judge Ross’ numbers for a good 8 months…

    He could (and may very well) have a video for EVERY track…and make each one a single…

    Its that type of album

  75. BroliC FontS Says:

    euphemism. sheesh typo nigga.

    ^nah, really never heard of either word

  76. plug Says:

    Yo. Is cam on that song ? Or is it a non approved put together..?

  77. koa29 Says:

    well this next jay album is supposed to be experimental…or atleast that’s what was said around the time BP3 dropped

    jay + experimental = fail …

    see: “Hater”, etc.

  78. BroliC FontS Says:

    *smart dumb cats it up*

    well, heard of euphemism, but just googled up what it actually means

  79. Big_seth Says:

    Lupe is like a whore that refuses to fuck.
    ^^

    LMAO.

    and that Japanese Cartoon album is like an un-enthusiastic handjob… you’ll take it but eh…

    pause.

  80. mcb Says:

    Once DOOM loses money/fans from being unresponsive and not putting shit out,and not showing up tot shows, then Lupe’s name can come up in discussion.

  81. plug Says:

    Yo. Who is brolic fonts? I think that may be the coolist of the alias names on here… next to the one I use…

  82. NovemberEnd Says:

    Fat Joe – Darkside Vol 1 >>>>>

  83. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Rick Ross & Diddy need to executive produce Jay’s next album.

    And Lupe should ghostwrite it.

  84. Big_seth Says:

    koa29 Says:
    July 26th, 2010 at 4:37 pm
    well this next jay album is supposed to be experimental…or atleast that’s what was said around the time BP3 dropped

    jay + experimental = fail …

    see: “Hater”, etc.
    ^^

    Haters was good… but probably cuz Ye’s verse

    now reminder was a damn ear-sore. That shit is painful to listen to. and that hook sounds like how it must feel to fuck a bird.

  85. BroliC FontS Says:

    ^just anotha random nigg

  86. Big_seth Says:

    AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:
    July 26th, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    Rick Ross & Diddy need to executive produce Jay’s next album.

    And Lupe should ghostwrite it.
    ^^

    LMAO.

  87. koa29 Says:

    LF: did anyone download that cb x tyga tape? worth it?

    this deuces joint goes… (II)

  88. Rey Says:

    I liked “Hater”.. Not too many songs I didn’t like on BP3, but not really a lot of songs I *loved* on BP3.

  89. Big_seth Says:

    mcb Says:
    July 26th, 2010 at 4:38 pm
    Once DOOM loses money/fans from being unresponsive and not putting shit out,and not showing up tot shows, then Lupe’s name can come up in discussion.
    ^^

    and Lupe gonna end up like DOOM if he aint careful. where his fans are pissed and don’t believe anything he says, but still kinda support him. LOL

  90. Harlem World Says:

    LF: did anyone download that cb x tyga tape? worth it?

    ^^
    G Shit was kinda dope too..nice summer breezy music

  91. plug Says:

    Man! I Can’t get that wacka flocka song hard in the paint” out my brain. Fuck! that song goes hard! Espesially when bend off liquor and herbs!

  92. Harlem World Says:

    Is Bawse filming a vid for Aston Martin Music? These ladies will buy anything with Aubrey crooning on it…

  93. cOLD Says:

    Yo. Who is brolic fonts? I think that may be the coolist of the alias names on here… next to the one I use…

    ^ word, said this a while ago.

  94. koa29 Says:

    fuck a waka flocka…nigga is whack…

    im bumpin Haters now… jay’s flow is lazy on it but it’s aiight i guess… for the most part, i really liked BP3, it’s got some good party joints on there

  95. mcb Says:

    i better get 2X more done at work tomorrow,c uz i aint done shit today

    so i know i asked this earlier today and im ready to believe it.

    origination of the “drake” type lines, Ima just do it, Nike.
    is Sean P monkey barz
    poss Big Sean.

    cuz if Sean P did,t hats pretty legit.

  96. Black Says:

    Man! I Can’t get that wacka flocka song hard in the paint” out my brain. Fuck! that song goes hard! Espesially when bend off liquor and herbs!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    That song is gon get somebody killed.

  97. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    I liked “Hater”..
    ^
    One of the very few garbage songs in Jays career.

  98. Harlem World Says:

    Killa used to do that shit all the time..

  99. mcb Says:

    shawty int he short bus>YM

  100. Black Says:

    I hate it when rappers say that their album is gonna be “experimental”. Nigga u rhyming over a techno beat aint no fucking experiment, its just bad music.

  101. Black Says:

    I liked “Hater”..
    ^
    One of the very few garbage songs in Jays career

    ^^^^^^^^^

    That shit was like the 09 “Sunshine”.

  102. BroliC FontS Says:

    Man! I Can’t get that wacka flocka song hard in the paint” out my brain. Fuck! that song goes hard! Espesially when bend off liquor and herbs!

    ^I plan to go to a hood spot this weekend just to see what this song does to people

  103. plug Says:

    Wacka hard in the paint > jay z haters

    That was one of the wakest songs on bp3. The beat was dookie and so was ye’s verse. It was on some 808 and heartbreak type ish.

    Hard in the paint is full of so much energy. Whether is positive or negative energy it get a ninja pumped up

  104. Hoskins Says:

    Once DOOM loses money/fans from being unresponsive and not putting shit out,

    ^^^^ Born Like this came out in ’09 and Unexpected Guests, Madvillain 2 on the way.

    Lupe released Enemy of the State. (gahbage)

  105. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    BP3 has very few redeeming qualities.

  106. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Lupe released Enemy of the State. (gahbage)
    ===============================
    Now cats are straight lying.

  107. Hoskins Says:

    Venus vs Mars is an underrated Jay song, clever worldplay. Reminded me of Girls, Girls, Girls

  108. plug Says:

    That song is gon get somebody killed
    —–
    Lol. Its funny but true… that’s a fucked up way to look at it… but imma listen to this shit so it won’t be me! Shit will have me lettin loose first! Cause I go hard in the muhfukkin paint nyukka!

  109. why? Says:

    Question: Has anyone ever made a mixtape rapping over mostly beats from a film or tv series?

    Always wanted to hear somebody rap over the Mad Men intro.

  110. Hoskins Says:

    Now cats are straight lying.

    ^^^ Which song are you still playing?

  111. Suaveebolaetc.etc. Says:

    Always wanted to hear somebody rap over the Mad Men intro.

    ^

    it’s an rjd2 instrumental for an aceyalone song, i think…

  112. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Venus vs Mars
    =============
    Best song on BP3

  113. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    Best song on BP3
    ^
    Comical.

  114. Black Says:

    The last verse on “Thank You” was crazy. Jay had alotta rappers getting aggy and feeling insecure.

  115. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Now cats are straight lying.

    ^^^ Which song are you still playing?
    =================================
    1. It was a mixtape which makes it pretty disposable. I mean, are you still spinning No Ceilings?

    2. There isn’t a weak joint on that tape but Yoga Flame, So Ghetto & popular Demand won’t get skipped if they randomly pop up on the iPod.

    Shining Down/I’m Beaming >>>>

  116. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    Just Blaze version of Reminder > Timbos

    But, ‘Reminder’ had some of the illest lyrics of the whole LP…

  117. mcb Says:

    Hoskins Says:

    July 26th, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    Once DOOM loses money/fans from being unresponsive and not putting shit out,

    ^^^^ Born Like this came out in ’09 and Unexpected Guests, Madvillain 2 on the way.

    Lupe released Enemy of the State. (gahbage)
    ^^^
    easy there fella. im a DOOM fan, and your point although true, you know there was a gap prior to Born lIke This.

    and Enemy was a free mixtape, DOOM’s free mixtape would be interesting… but he prob wont be releasing one of those. comparing a free mixtape to an album after a 3-4 year hiatus=as balanced as Fox News.

  118. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Best song on BP3
    ^
    Comical.
    =========
    I wasn’t joking though.

    That song feels like Hov Circa 2000.

    Really.

    And Timbaland kilt that track.

    A Jay-Z/Timbaland album is not as bad an idea as it seems.

  119. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    EOS wasn’t wack but I’d be lying if i said i didn’t struggle to get through it. And ‘Beaming’ is ill.

  120. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    A Jay-Z/Timbaland album is not as bad an idea as it seems.
    ^
    It’s actually a panic evoking idea. Please don’t bring that up again…VvsM was dope but C’mon…I’m not even gonna attempt to defend my case, I’ll let someone else do it…

  121. Rey Says:

    I thought Venus vs Mars was super-creative. I liked that one a lot. Heck, even my father liked it.

  122. Rey Says:

    # D_Block_4_Life Says:
    July 26th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    A Jay-Z/Timbaland album is not as bad an idea as it seems.
    ^
    It’s actually a panic evoking idea. Please don’t bring that up again…VvsM was dope but C’mon…I’m not even gonna attempt to defend my case, I’ll let someone else do it…

    ^^^

    Allow me: Timbaland sucks.

  123. Big_seth Says:

    Black Says:
    July 26th, 2010 at 4:51 pm
    I hate it when rappers say that their album is gonna be “experimental”. Nigga u rhyming over a techno beat aint no fucking experiment, its just bad music.
    ^^

    LOL

  124. why? Says:

    youtube.com/watch?v=GdqwmvKeZWc

    ^

    I can think of only a hand full of rappers that would kill this.

  125. koa29 Says:

    I still bump No Ceilings…

    EOtS is dope, but i’d be lying if i said i bump it on the regular

    “The National Anthem” >>>>>

  126. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    Nigga u rhyming over a techno beat aint no fucking experiment, its just bad music.
    ^
    Word, that Jay techno record was, well, It made me sad. Also, i hope Curtis really isn’t making a techno driven/inspired album…like, for his sake, i really hope not.

  127. Black Says:

    Id probably get tired of Tims production by track 5.

  128. Suaveebolaetc.etc. Says:

    It’s actually a panic evoking idea. Please don’t bring that up again…VvsM was dope but C’mon…I’m not even gonna attempt to defend my case, I’ll let someone else do it…

    ^^

    I’m inclined to agree – Timbo’s hit rate has declined sharply since he came out and said he was over making hip-hop…

  129. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Allow me: Timbaland sucks.
    =======================
    Nah, he’s just grown past Hip-Hop but given the proper inspiration, I’m sure he can deliver.

    90% of the niggas making beats now are Timbo’s sons.

  130. Black Says:

    i hope Curtis really isn’t making a techno driven/inspired album…like, for his sake, i really hope not.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I guarantee that Iovine will never let that shit see the light of day.

  131. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Timbo’s hit rate has declined sharply since he came out and said he was over making hip-hop…
    ================================
    Not true.

    He did Timberlake & Nelly Furtado’s albums which did crazy numbers and he’s contributed to a number of hit albums.

  132. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    That 50/Esther Dean joint was fucking awful.

    I think Pass The Patron was a holdover from those techno sessions.

  133. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    I don’t hate Timbo, i just can only fuck with dude in doses (II). A beat here, a beat there, is totally fine…but a whole LP? Shoot me…

  134. plug Says:

    I swear cats are always on here talkin bout doom. I have never heard a doom beat or verse.

  135. why? Says:

    Timbaland Production Discography 2003 to present -

    11 2003
    11.1 DJ Enuff and Timbaland Present Bubba Sparxxx and the Muddkatz – New South: The Album B4 the Album Mixtape
    11.2 Playa – Never Too Late (Unreleased)
    11.3 Solange – Solo Star
    11.4 Lil Kim – La Bella Mafia
    11.5 Mýa – Moodring
    11.6 Skillz – I Ain’t Mad No More
    11.7 Angel’s Touch – Angel’s Love
    11.8 Bubba Sparxxx – Deliverance
    11.9 Obie Trice – Cheers
    11.10 Jay-Z – Unreleased Track
    11.11 Foxy Brown – The I.N.G.A. Sessions’
    11.12 Jay-Z – The Black Album
    11.13 Timbaland and Magoo – Under Construction, Part II
    11.14 Missy Elliott – This Is Not a Test!
    11.15 Alicia Keys – The Diary of Alicia Keys
    11.16 Britney Spears – In the Zone
    11.17 Kiley Dean – Simple Girl Unreleased
    11.18 Zane – The Big Zane Theory
    11.19 Nate Dogg – Nate Dogg Unreleased
    11.20 Kelis – Unreleased track

    12 2004
    12.1 Petey Pablo – Still Writing in My Diary: 2nd Entry
    12.2 Brandy – Afrodisiac
    12.3 Cee-Lo Green – Cee-Lo Green… Is the Soul Machine
    12.4 Jazmine Sullivan – Unreleased Track
    12.5 Knoc-Turn’al – The Way I Am’
    12.6 Lloyd Banks – The Hunger For More
    12.7 Beenie Man – Back to Basics
    12.8 Unity: The Official Athens 2004 Olympic Games Album
    12.9 LL Cool J – The DEFinition
    12.10 Shark Tale Soundtrack
    12.11 Shawnna – Worth tha Weight
    12.12 Utada – Exodus
    12.13 Jacki-O – Poe Little Rich Girl
    12.14 Ludacris – The Red Light District
    12.15 Xzibit – Weapons of Mass Destruction

    13 2005
    13.1 N.O.R.E. – 1 Fan A Day
    13.2 Papoose – Mixtape Murder (Runnin’ The City)
    13.3 Cheri Dennis – Unreleased track
    13.4 The Game – The Documentary
    13.5 Jennifer Lopez – Rebirth
    13.6 The Black Eyed Peas – Monkey Business
    13.7 Fat Joe – All or Nothing
    13.8 Missy Elliott – The Cookbook
    13.9 The Pussycat Dolls – PCD
    13.10 Ray J – Raydiation
    13.11 Jamie Foxx – Unpredictable
    13.12 Hilary Duff & Haylie Duff – Material Girls Soundtrack
    13.13 XXX: State of the Union Soundtrack

    14 2006
    14.1 Bubba Sparxxx – The Charm
    14.2 Nelly Furtado – Loose
    14.3 Busta Rhymes – The Big Bang
    14.4 Danity Kane – Danity Kane
    14.5 Justin Timberlake – FutureSex/LoveSounds
    14.6 Chingy – Hoodstar
    14.7 Lloyd Banks – Unreleased track
    14.8 Raskal – Unreleased track
    14.9 Diddy – Press Play
    14.10 Snoop Dogg – Tha Blue Carpet Treatment
    14.11 Omarion – 21
    14.12 Ginuwine – Greatest Hits
    14.13 Young Jeezy – The Inspiration

    15 2007
    15.1 Beyoncé – Irreplacable EP
    15.2 Redman – Red Gone Wild
    15.3 Timbaland – Timbaland Presents Shock Value
    15.4 Björk – Volta
    15.5 Bobby Valentino – Special Occasion
    15.6 Tank – Sex, Love & Pain
    15.7 Rihanna – Good Girl Gone Bad
    15.8 Fabolous – From Nothin’ to Somethin’
    15.9 M.I.A. – Kala
    15.10 NLT – Unreleased tracks
    15.11 Sisqó – Unreleased track
    15.12 Lil Eazy-E – Unreleased track
    15.13 50 Cent – Curtis
    15.14 Kanye West – Graduation
    15.15 Feel the Noise Original Soundtrack
    15.16 Duran Duran – Red Carpet Massacre
    15.17 OneRepublic – Dreaming Out Loud
    15.18 Mario – Go!

    16 2008
    16.1 Jay-Z – Unreleased track
    16.2 Nicole Scherzinger – Unreleased tracks
    16.3 Cheri Dennis – In and Out of Love
    16.4 Timbaland – Timbaland’s V-Cast Tune
    16.5 Flo Rida – Mail On Sunday
    16.6 M. Pokora – MP3
    16.7 Ashlee Simpson – Bittersweet World
    16.8 Madonna – Hard Candy
    16.9 The Rapture – The Music of Grand Theft Auto IV
    16.10 New Kids On The Block – The Block
    16.11 The Pussycat Dolls – Doll Domination
    16.12 Jennifer Hudson – Jennifer Hudson
    16.13 The D.E.Y. – The DEY Has Come
    16.14 Jamie Foxx – Intuition
    16.15 Brandy – Unreleased tracks
    16.16 Petey Pablo – Unreleased track
    16.17 T.O.K. – Unreleased track
    16.18 James Fauntleroy – Unreleased tracks
    16.19 Bobby Valentino – Unreleased track
    16.20 Timbaland – Unreleased tracks

    17 2009
    17.1 Ashley Tisdale – Guilty Pleasure
    17.2 Jonas Brothers – Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Storm exclusive
    17.3 Chris Cornell – Scream
    17.4 Keri Hilson – In a Perfect World…
    17.5 Ginuwine – A Man’s Thoughts
    17.6 Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3
    17.7 Mariah Carey – Unreleased track
    17.8 Mary J. Blige – Unreleased track
    17.9 Wyclef Jean – From the Hut, To the Projects, To the Mansion
    17.10 Shakira – She Wolf (US edition)
    17.11 Keri Hilson – Unreleased track
    17.12 Birdman – Pricele$$
    17.13 Timbaland – Shock Value II

    18 2010
    18.1 Brandy – Unreleased tracks
    18.2 James Fauntleroy – Unreleased tracks
    18.3 Karma – Unreleased track
    18.4 50 Cent – Unreleased track
    18.5 T.I. – Fuck A Mixtape
    18.6 Michelle Branch – TBA
    18.7 Keri Hilson – TBA
    18.8 Drake – Thank Me Later
    18.9 Timbaland – Shock Value II: The Singles
    18.10 Diddy – Last Train to Paris (September 20, 2010)
    18.11 T.I. – King Uncaged (September 28, 2010)
    18.12 Game – The R.E.D. Album (August 24, 2010)
    18.13 JoJo – All I Want Is Everything (September, 2010)
    18.14 Missy Elliott – Block Party (2010)
    18.15 Rihanna – TBA (2010)

    ^
    no thanks…

  136. Rey Says:

    # D_Block_4_Life Says:
    July 26th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I don’t hate Timbo, i just can only fuck with dude in doses (II). A beat here, a beat there, is totally fine…but a whole LP? Shoot me…

    ^^^

    Cosigns KKM.

  137. Black Says:

    A beat here, a beat there, is totally fine…but a whole LP?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^

    This. i always felt songs like Hola Hovito were a nice change of pace.

  138. Big_seth Says:

    AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:
    July 26th, 2010 at 5:03 pm
    Now cats are straight lying.

    ^^^ Which song are you still playing?
    =================================
    1. It was a mixtape which makes it pretty disposable. I mean, are you still spinning No Ceilings?

    2. There isn’t a weak joint on that tape but Yoga Flame, So Ghetto & popular Demand won’t get skipped if they randomly pop up on the iPod.

    Shining Down/I’m Beaming >>>>
    ^^

    I’m starting to think maybe Amp & I aren’t so different. LOL. jk

    but yea I agree completely.

    That shit he spit on Popular demand is crazy. and I’m Beaming is def a good song. Its not the MC Lu that we all want, but its dope as hell.

  139. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    A beat here, a beat there, is totally fine…but a whole LP?
    ====================================
    The nigga has produced classic albums front to back.

    Y’all are either hating or have limited ears.

    Or both.

  140. Chris Cash Says:

    I love “Tears of Joy” but what is the meaning of the intro speech? It didnt even fit the song, plus it was stupid. He was tryna get niggas life sentences.

  141. Black Says:

    The Bawse hasn’t connected with Dre yet, but he made sure to let his wishes be known. “I’m putting it in the air right now,” Ross said of the collaboration.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    If this happens Yayo gonna have to make sure that 50 doesnt jump off a bridge.

  142. RIGZ Says:

    Chris Cash Says:
    July 26th, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    I love “Tears of Joy” but what is the meaning of the intro speech? It didnt even fit the song, plus it was stupid.

    ^^^

    You need more Ten Point Programs in your life

  143. Big_seth Says:

    PRO!…my man…ur not my manager…fall back…take all that “advice” and further your career with it…
    You put yourself on the outside…so don’t be salty now that your being treated like an outsider…

    ^^

    from Lu’s twitter

  144. NovemberEnd Says:

    I don’t hate Timbo, i just can only fuck with dude in doses (II). A beat here, a beat there, is totally fine…but a whole LP? Shoot me…
    ^^^^^^
    LOL

    Yeah i wouldn’t like to sit through a listen of a whole album produced by him either, Tim was some ill production for Missy & Aliyah when he was sampling heavy but the non-sampling keyboard-arrangement music hes been making since then….lets say i’m not fan of…

  145. Suaveebolaetc.etc. Says:

    He did Timberlake & Nelly Furtado’s albums which did crazy numbers and he’s contributed to a number of hit albums.

    ^^

    But playing Devil’s Advocate aside – can you see yourself playing his joint with Chris Cornell? I’m all for expanding your musical horizons, but Shit, other than BP3 and his joint on the Drake album – have you bumped any of his recet music? He’s nowhere near as inspired as he was when he was banging out music for Aaliyah, Missy and Jay in the 90′s – early 00′s, but that’s OK – no-one stays hot forever.

    A Jay and Timbo album would be commercially succesful, but artisitically speaking – giant risk. If Timbo was still a ‘leader’ so to speak – the chemistry would have been great, given how competitive Jay is. To me, Timbaland is Dre status now – it’s nice to hear his work, but you can hear that his priorities are different now and I’m not sure he has it in him to change the whole game one last time….

  146. Big_seth Says:

    I agree that Tim has fathered a lot of these new production styles (pretty much all of them in pop and a lot in hip hop) but he aint all that anymore.

    I can hardly bear to hear his music lately.

  147. Black Says:

    *Late Pass*

    Lupe’s old producer killing on Twitter was hilarious. Even tho most of the shit he said was accurate the tone still had rejected girlfriend written all over it.

  148. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    The nigga has produced classic albums front to back.

    Y’all are either hating or have limited ears.

    Or both.
    ^
    Timbo was nicer back then but name a contemporary classic LP that he has produced…also, just wondering, what past classic has Timbo produced from front to back?

  149. NovemberEnd Says:

    edit

    did some ill production for Missy & Aliyah

  150. Bricktop Says:

    its crazy that as an artist you can’t even have a website where you can let your fans download your album for a fee and have that cash go directly to your paypal. these guys have no artistic freedom whatsoever.
    ^
    Radiohead.(nhjic).

  151. Black Says:

    take all that “advice” and further your career with it…

    ^^^^^^^^^^

    That was exactly what i thought his response would be.

  152. koa29 Says:

    “im beaming” >>>

    thats that shit… so what if lupe’s album doesnt have those big commercial hits like Superstar… lupe is in his own lane

  153. RIGZ Says:

    what past classic has Timbo produced from front to back?

    ^^^

    Missy’s first 2 LPs

    And yes, they are classics. Especially the 1st one. Sheeeeit.

  154. Big_seth Says:

    Tim & Jay on an album together should have happened in nineteen ninety eight.

    just sayin. Right before Jay and them found Ye and Just Blaze.

    Jay need to really get Justin back on the phone IMO

  155. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    Missy’s first 2 LPs

    And yes, they are classics. Especially the 1st one. Sheeeeit.
    ^
    I’m not disputing that they were, mainly because I’m not a Missy fan like that, so i never heard them.

  156. Suaveebolaetc.etc. Says:

    Timbo was nicer back then but name a contemporary classic LP that he has produced…also, just wondering, what past classic has Timbo produced from front to back?

    ^^

    While he didn’t produce it back to front, and despite the hate the album gets on here – Volume 3 was heavily influenced by Tim – he had a whole slew of joints on there including at least 2 of the singles.

    The last Aaliyah album has always been ill to me.

    The beat to We Need A Resolution is especially mindblowing

  157. RIGZ Says:

    so i never heard them.

    ^^

    Listen to em, they’re both very dope

  158. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    can you see yourself playing his joint with Chris Cornell?
    ====================================
    Yeah. It’s called Scream and I still have it on my iTunes.

    what past classic has Timbo produced from front to back?
    =======================================
    Supa Dupa Fly

    The Bachelor

    One In A Million (Tim did 90% of the production)

    JT’s last album

    Paired with a real talent, Tim’s gonna rise to the occasion.

  159. baby jesus Says:

    never thought id see the day where id hear(see) anyone say(type) that missy “misdemeanor” elliot made a classic album

    smh

    some of yall is gay, forreal

  160. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Jay need to really get Justin back on the phone IMO
    ====================================
    Just doesn’t really care about being a beatmaker for hire anymore. He’s doing alot of other shit.

  161. Bricktop Says:

    Tim ran out of people to steal music from. (c)Crystal Castles

  162. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    Jay need to really get Justin back on the phone IMO
    ^
    You guys all need to realize that Just still submits beats for Jay albums, hence Just’ version of ‘Reminder’…Jay just isn’t picking his beats or the beats that Just is sending him…people need to stop concocting tension out of thin air…

  163. Big_seth Says:

    My career is mine. And I’ll proceed with it how I wish. Your ignorant to my situation and why WE move how WE do. Speak what you know…
    Not what you think you know…becuz frankly you know very little. But I KNOW you lil bro, I’m the reason they even know you at all…
    ^^

    more from Lu’s twitter

    ^^

    DAAAAAMN. lol

  164. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    never thought id see the day where id hear(see) anyone say(type) that missy “misdemeanor” elliot made a classic album
    ===============================
    I didn’t think they still made niggas like you.

  165. Mag Says:

    Lupe best start rapping or wake living a Joe Budden life.

  166. baby jesus Says:

    and by niggas like me, what you mean amp? hetero?

  167. Big_seth Says:

    D_Block_4_Life Says:
    July 26th, 2010 at 5:32 pm
    Jay need to really get Justin back on the phone IMO
    ^
    You guys all need to realize that Just still submits beats for Jay albums, hence Just’ version of ‘Reminder’…Jay just isn’t picking his beats or the beats that Just is sending him…people need to stop concocting tension out of thin air…
    ^^

    I’m not concocting shit.

    IMO Jay should ask Just for some beats specifically, not have him submit only to not pick them. I’m not saying there is tension there, but I think some of Jay’s best work is over Just Blaze shit and that chemistry should be used.

  168. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    I’m not concocting shit
    ^
    I saw your comment as an opportunity to address it in general.

  169. RIGZ Says:

    # baby jesus Says:
    July 26th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    never thought id see the day where id hear(see) anyone say(type) that missy “misdemeanor” elliot made a classic album

    smh

    some of yall is gay, forreal

    ^^

    SMH.

  170. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    Short Summer >>>

  171. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Jay just isn’t picking his beats or the beats that Just is sending him…people need to stop concocting tension out of thin air…
    ========================================
    But how’d Just go from Jay’s in-house go to guy to not getting placements at all.

    Before Hov would be in the studio with Just, now Just has to submit beats?

    Where there’s smoke…

  172. Big_seth Says:

    Jay made a bad decision with that reminder beat.

    The one Timbo made is horrible and atrocious.

  173. Big_seth Says:

    D_Block_4_Life Says:
    July 26th, 2010 at 5:35 pm
    I’m not concocting shit
    ^
    I saw your comment as an opportunity to address it in general.
    ^^

    that’s cool. I understand.

  174. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    Before Hov would be in the studio with Just, now Just has to submit beats?

    Where there’s smoke…
    ^
    They have both grown apart, i mean, Just has his own artist’ now and I wouldn’t be surprised if Just be holding out on beats too…Just veered off more than Jay did…

  175. Suaveebolaetc.etc. Says:

    Yeah. It’s called Scream and I still have it on my iTunes.

    ^^

    You’re either a brave man or a completist in that case, because not even die-hard Soundgarden fans were fucking with that shit.

    He couldn’t do an album with Jay now, without it sounding forced, I don’t think. He’s just not the same dude who had all that heat stored on his keyboard in Fade To Black, anymore….

  176. RIGZ Says:

    Beats on Nelly & Justin’s last album we’re no joke…

    Have you really listened to Say It Right….? Like, REALLY listened to that shit?

    That beat is all sorts of crazy

    “you dont mean nothing at allllll to me…”

    Tim’s crazy

  177. Big_seth Says:

    Beats on Nelly
    ^^

    Nelly got some Tim beats? that’s funny cuz I didn’t even give that last Nelly album any glimmer of a chance.

  178. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    . He’s just not the same dude who had all that heat stored on his keyboard in Fade To Black, anymore….
    =====================================
    It’s statements like these that will inspire Tim to do some genius shit.

    And with Jay riding shottie, I see Tim pulling out all the stops to prove he’s still Timbo The King.

    This is the guy who incorporated baby giggles into Aaliyah’s Are You That Somebody beat.

    Don’t count Timbo out yet.

  179. koa29 Says:

    “But I KNOW you lil bro, I’m the reason they even know you at all…”

    ether’d

  180. Mag Says:

    Also Rick Ross is a flop.

    All that promo wasn’t cheap.

  181. RIGZ Says:

    like, listen to this beat. Seriously

    youtube.com/watch?v=elkbzxQHgjs

  182. koa29 Says:

    @big_seth

    he means nelly furtado…

    and yea, that “Say it right” beat is off the chain… timbo > , ya’ll niggas gotta stop hatin’… that “Krazy” joint he did for Game & Gucci is cooked crack

  183. koa29 Says:

    Timbo stay making CLASSIC hits… “Cry me a River” had to be one of the biggest hits ever….

  184. Big_seth Says:

    Honestly the sad part is that I won’t count Timbo out if he makes an album with Jay. I would def listen to it (unlike his other recent work), but I have very low expectations.

  185. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    You’re either a brave man or a completist in that case, because not even die-hard Soundgarden fans were fucking with that shit.
    =====================================
    It was more Audioslave then Soundgarden and the production wasn’t necessarily suited for Cornell but give Hov those same tracks and see if he doesn’t make a couple of hit records with em.

  186. baby jesus Says:

    what im interested in knowing is what compelled you fag missy elliot advocates to ever listen to her album

    seriously

    was it that ‘i cant stand the rain’ shit? lmao

    you niggas is gay

  187. Mr.Londoner Says:

    “Try not to measure your success by the success of others. Success should be defined by one person…Yourself.”

    Thats all Wasulu needs to say.. end of story.

    in the end Pro stays looking like a salty former buddy and Lu stays winning..

  188. RIGZ Says:

    was it that ‘i cant stand the rain’ shit? lmao

    ^^

    go ahead & ACT like that really isnt a classic song. Go ahead.

  189. Suaveebolaetc.etc. Says:

    It’s statements like these that will inspire Tim to do some genius shit.

    And with Jay riding shottie, I see Tim pulling out all the stops to prove he’s still Timbo The King.

    This is the guy who incorporated baby giggles into Aaliyah’s Are You That Somebody beat.

    Don’t count Timbo out yet.

    ^^^

    Honestly – I REALLY hope so.

    I need to hear him get an underground artist, maybe get back with Danjahandz and lace this cat with nothing but heat for maybe a year and come out the other end with a classic album. He needs to pull a ‘Lord Willin’, if you will…That would be perfect training for it. With his mainstream credibility he could easily make an album of super inspired, super hard beats and people would feel it.

    But right now he’s solely focused on making music for 90lb white women who smoke cigarettes ((c) Pusha) in European dance clubs. For Jay to say tomorrow that his next album wuld be solely produced by Tim would be a real problem…

  190. RILL WILL Says:

    THIS MUSIC VIDEO DISAPPOINTS ME SO DEEPLY

  191. Charles Oakley Says:

    go ahead & ACT like that really isnt a classic song. Go ahead.
    ^
    that beat is crack juice

  192. Suaveebolaetc.etc. Says:

    It was more Audioslave then Soundgarden and the production wasn’t necessarily suited for Cornell but give Hov those same tracks and see if he doesn’t make a couple of hit records with em.

    ^^

    That’s where we’re going to disagree – IMO The Rage Against The Machine cats just don’t sound right with anyone other than Zach De La Rocha fronting them so to try and recreate that was a mistake in itself.

    But at any rate, for someone who had the impeccable ear that Tim had in his hey-day to misjudge tracks for Cornell, shows that there’s something awry there….

  193. Big_seth Says:

    everything Tim made during the mid and late 90s was heat.

    all missy’s shit included.

    You don’t have to like it, but you gotta respect it.

  194. Samir Says:

    Rey Says:
    July 26th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    and if that’s really true, the no mixtape stuff because of a leak, then that’s fucking ridiculous.

    ^^^

    He put out ‘Enemy of the State’ around Thanksgiving, and was going to drop a second mixtape on Christmas. He ended up canceling it because training for the Kilimanjaro hike was consuming all of his time. So no, he didn’t cancel the mixtape because of a leak, unless there was a previously planned mixtape I’m unaware of.

    ‘Enemy of the State’ was ill, too. He destroyed ‘All the Way Turnt Up’ and ‘Fireman’.

    ‘Shining Down’ >>>

  195. Black Says:

    When your grown man telling another grown man that he is fucking u better make sure that your shit is completely together or u open urself up for all types of ether.

  196. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Tim is trying to do something different and for someone who’s done it all, that’s a tall order to fill.

    Failure is a part of experimentation. But when it works, no one cares how many failures it took to get there.

  197. Black Says:

    fucking up… fucking up SMH & LOL!

  198. Suaveebolaetc.etc. Says:

    Tim is trying to do something different and for someone who’s done it all, that’s a tall order to fill.

    Failure is a part of experimentation. But when it works, no one cares how many failures it took to get there.

    ^^

    That’s exactly why I respect his new music, but I don’t like it…

  199. Cashmere Cavalli aka Snowbunny Sampson Says:

    Lupe best start rapping or wake living a Joe Budden life.
    ===========================
    Lupe is good friends with Kanye & P…they never let they friends go broke

    word to Fam-Lay & GLC

    LF: Ginuwine – The Bachelor …..that shit KNOCKS!!!!….for an R&B album

  200. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    When your grown man telling another grown man that he is fucking u
    ==========================================
    WHAT THE SHIT???

  201. Black Says:

    A Timbo and Jay album could work but niggas just would have to bring their A game. I have to believe that when u get to that level of success that they have both achieved the hunger definitely suffers.

  202. landlord Says:

    Jay’s best work is over Just Blaze shit

    ——

    case BEEN closed

  203. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    I have to believe that when u get to that level of success that they have both achieved the hunger definitely suffers.
    ========================================
    Which is why ESOM doing what it did hurt Jay more then it helped him.

    He needs to experience real failure to reinvigorate his thing but stanleys will buy anything Jay-Z which sends a false message that he’s on the right track.

  204. landlord Says:

    Timbaland beats always been pop beats… i never really thought he was a big deal… not to say he didnt make some ill shit, but i dont like them shits too much..

    except for “All Y’all” (timbaland & magoo)

    and “Hola Hovito”

  205. Suaveebolaetc.etc. Says:

    Which is why ESOM doing what it did hurt Jay more then it helped him.

    He needs to experience real failure to reinvigorate his thing but stanleys will buy anything Jay-Z which sends a false message that he’s on the right track.

    ^^

    Jay needs his own personal I AM/Nastradamus/Ether.

  206. Charles Oakley Says:

    Pony>>>

  207. Charles Oakley Says:

    If Nas could rise from the rubble so can Lupe, but he better hurry the fuck up.

  208. Black Says:

    He needs to experience real failure to reinvigorate his thing but stanleys will buy anything Jay-Z which sends a false message that he’s on the right track.

    ^^^^^^^^^

    BP3 was a good listen it just seemed like Jay was following trends on that joint. Like he let Kanye and Kid Cudi A&R that shit or something.

  209. Chris Cash Says:

    Jay needs his own personal I AM/Nastradamus/Ether

    ^ and what does those 3 have in common?

  210. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Hov & Timbo – Lobster & Scrimp >>>>>

  211. Big_seth Says:

    BP3 was a good listen it just seemed like Jay was following trends on that joint. Like he let Kanye and Kid Cudi A&R that shit or something.
    ^^

    yep

  212. plug Says:

    Yo. Missy got a classic album and a semi classic. That’s one wit the song all in my grill on it was a classic classic. It had guest appearences of redman, outkast, eminem, etc

  213. Mag Says:

    Fat Joe album is good. Yes its good.
    ===============================================
    # RNC Chairman Michael Steele Says:
    July 26th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    # Samir Says:
    July 26th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Yeah, the Lupe / Black Album thing was surprising. I Googled it and this thread popped up:

    slumz.boxden.com/f87/lupe-fiasco-ghostwrites-jay-z-674474/

    I feel like some comments are missing so it’s hard to understand fully what’s being said, but it seems like Lupe mentioned ghostwriting for Jay-Z in an interview with Hot 97 back in ’06. Or maybe not, like I said, that thread is fucking confusing.
    ———————————————-

    Someone must contact 50 Cent. That’s all I have to say. Oh wait– Jay’s verse on Under Pressure sounded a shitload like something Drake would write…..
    ===============================================
    ^
    Jay using upcoming for a sound to his album is nothing new, it’s similar to his love for alt rock collaborations.

    He’ll have a song with Vampire Weekend for next album… or Arcade Fire.

  214. Mag Says:

    Big_seth Says:
    July 26th, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    BP3 was a good listen it just seemed like Jay was following trends on that joint. Like he let Kanye and Kid Cudi A&R that shit or something
    ^
    And for that reason it sucks dick.

    Is this the God MC?

    KC (Minus sometracks) > BP3

    30 something >>>>>

  215. The Roots – “The Fire” Video | The Rap Up Says:

    [...] Did Thought black out on this joint? Is summer hot? I still don’t know how The Roots managed to get away with an album as experimental as How I Got Over on a major label. Rik Cordero wrecked the clip. [Proppers: Nah Right] [...]

  216. dgtheengima Says:

    Yes! My day has been made!

    For a year cats tried to convince me that BP3 was a great album/classic…NO!

    Minus Empire State of Mind, NO ONE and I MEAN NO ONE can recite a Jay verse from that album like you could up until Kingdom Come.

    Sure, 2010 Jay features have been good-to-great on some Andre 3000 circa 2007 shit, but beyond that, honestly BP3 = tied with BP2/Kingdom Come in Jay catalogue IMHO.

  217. Van Sertima Says:

    The video is dope but it looks like it was created to distract the listener form the real world issues Black Thought is talking about. I think a more auto biopic or biopic treatment would have been better for this vid. It’s harder than ever to make something out of nothing and simultaneously keep the fire. I think the people would benefit from a visual that reflects them. Keep pushin.

  218. spirit equality Says:

    that video has not a cotdamn thing to do with the song AND it is a narrative that goes nowhere. soldier in an unknown war march white guys through forest, makes them eat other, then let the last two go with a box that has something in it that’s never revealed? wtf? it’s the kind of film a four year old on angel dust would write with broken crayons.

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