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Video: Mixtape Daily – Big Sean

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Shouts to Big Sean, met him at that Def Jam 25 last week.

Previously: Video: Big Sean Performing at Def Jam 25 | Big Sean – UKNOWBIGSEAN (Mixtape)

via Shaheem // MTV:

Kanye West can’t tell you the complete background of one of his newer artists, Big Sean, but he can see his guy’s future. Sean may be the next mainstream hip-hop star coming out of Detroit.

“He put out mixtapes. … His story for me was I heard him rap, he killed it and he got signed,” Kanye said.

You couldn’t script Sean’s introduction to Kanye any better. Sean took a page right out of fellow Detroit native Eminem’s handbook and lost himself in the moment — when he was alerted by a friend that ‘Ye would be at a local radio station, Sean came down to try and get on.

“One summer — it was junior year, going into senior year — I had this weak job,” the now 21-year-old explained. “No offense to telemarketers, but I was a telemarketer making $100 a week. … I was cashing my check one Saturday, and it was for $100. One of my best friends called and was like, ‘Yo, Kanye is down at the radio station. If you go down there and rap for him, he’ll sign you.’ ”

In a rush, Sean left the check-cashing place before getting his bread and had to borrow $20 from another friend for transportation. When the youngster got to the station, he used his relationship with the staff to get close to Kanye. West originally denied him, then told him he had 16 seconds — that turned into 10 minutes. Continue reading this post…

Video: Mike Jones Talks About Stolen Chain

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Mike explains how one of his homies got him for his big, diamond encrusted Ice Age chain.

Video: Kanye Appreciation Shoutout From Amazing Video Set in Hawaii

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Video: Tip & Tiny’s Date Night

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Tiny talks fresh to Tip while they eat what will be one of their last meals together for a hot minute. You’re a better man than me Cliff. No shots.

The T.I.’s Road to Redemption finale airs tonight at 9:00 on MTV.

Video: Jadakiss MTV Documentary Trailer #5 (More Jay-Z & Styles)

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The Last Kiss in stores next Tuesday, April 7th.

The full documentary will air on MTV2 this Sunday, April 5th.

Previously: Video: Jadakiss – MTV Documentary Teaser #4 (Diddy Talks L.O.X.) | Jadakiss – MTV Documentary Teaser #3 | Jadakiss MTV Documentary Teaser #2 | Jadakiss MTV Documentary Teaser #1 (Jay-Z & Fabolous)

New Blog/Letter From Prodigy: “Rappers Scared To Speak Their Minds”

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

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Spotted @ 57thAve via HNIC2.com:

WHAT’S UP PEOPLE? I MISS YOU ALL.

I MISS THE LOVE AND THE HATE, BUT NO WORRIES I’M ALMOST HOME. LET ME START OFF BY SAYING, GOD DAMN! IT SEEMS LIKE 40 GLOCC PUT A 40 GLOCC VIRUS IN MY WEBSITE. THAT NIGGA IS ALL OVER THE PLACE. THAT’S MY COMRAD AND I ASKED HIM TO KEEP HNIC2.COM INTERESTING WHILE I’M AWAY, BUT GOD DAMN! BUT, IT’S ALL-GOOD. I LOVE MY NIGGA FOR REAL. 40 IS A LOT LIKE ME CAUSE WE ARE TWO VERY OUTSPOKEN INDIVIDUALS. WE SPEAK OUR MINDS AND RARELY EVER HOLD BACK. THAT SCARES A LOT OF PEOPLE CAUSE PEOPLE ARE SCARED OF CONFRONTATION. THEY’RE SCARED THAT THEY WILL OFFEND SOMEBODY AND THEN HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT. IT’S STRANGE TO ME. SINCE WHEN DID THIS HIP-HOP THING OF OURS BECOME FILLED WITH SO MUCH FEAR? HIP-HOP, JUST LIKE ROCK’N’ ROLL, WAS CREATED IN THE POVERTY STRICKEN BLACK COMMUNITIES AS A WAY TO EXPRESS OURSELVES THREW MUSIC. A WAY TO REBEL AGAINST THE CORRUPT GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE WHO TRIED TO KEEP US DOWN AND OUT.

HIP-HOP AND ROCK’N’ROLL IS REBEL MUSIC. NO MATTER WHERE IT IS NOW OR THE CHANGES IT’S GONE THREW, IT WILL ALWAYS BE REBEL MUSIC CREATED BY PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN THREW HELL, SO THEY HAD NOTHING ELL’S TO FEAR. Continue reading this post…

Video: Saigon – Warning Shots 2 Trailer

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Previously: Joe Budden Interview @ The Cop Shop (Talks Saigon/Amalgam Deal)

Curtis Interviews Rawse’s Baby Momma

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Maury Curtis intv’s the other Rick Ross baby momma. (Not the callgirl.)

Then he takes her on a T.I. Whatever You Like-style shopping spree.

3 – 0. TKO?

The Recap:

First Round: Mafia Music (1/24) vs. Officer Ricky (1/29)
Winner: Officer Rickyyy just off the catchphrase strength.

Second Round: Rick Ross on Angela Yee (1/30 Friday Morning) vs. Curtis’ ThisIsCurtis video blog (1/30 Friday Night)
Winner: “I’ma fuck your life up, for fun” > “I’ma give you 48 hours”

Third Round: Rick Ross’s silence since Friday vs. Curtis’ Locked Up cartoon (1/31) + this video ^.

It’s over. And I live in FL. (Full disclosure: I’m from NY.)

Shoot At You Actors Like Movie Directors

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

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Holding on to what’s golden.

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Stan Ipcus – Ciph & Rosenberg’s New Theme Song

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

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The homie Stan Ipcus went ahead and made a theme for Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg. You may have heard them use his freestyle over Matisyahu’s beatbox as a theme before, but this one’s official.

Stan Ipcus – Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg New Intro

He also remixed a song Kanye premiered on his blog two days ago:

Peter, Bjorn & John feat. Stan Ipcus – Nothing To Worry About (RMX)

Bonus:
Stan Ipcus – How to Roll a Euro

Previously: Stan Ipcus – Bachelor Party (Mixtape)