Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ma$e Talks Rap Comeback, Diddy, Jay-Z and Rick Ross With Funk Flex

Ma$e Talks Rap Comeback, Diddy, Jay-Z and Rick Ross With Funk Flex


After making his (second) return to hip-hop, Ma$e checked into Hot 97′s Funkmaster Flex show last night to speak on his long-awaited comeback to the game, nearly signing with G-Unit Records, nearly retiring, and working on Wale’s Slight Work remix. Betha also spoke on Diddy, Jay-Z, working with Rick Ross, and rumors of aligning himself with MMG.

2Pac’s Hologram Might Go On Tour

2Pac’s hologram may be hitting the road in the coming months. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg are in plans to bring the resurrected rapper on tour with them. Dre first approached Digital Domain Media Group Inc. last year with the idea of creating a CGI imagine of Tupac Shakur, which costs somewhere between $100,000 and $400,000. “This is just the beginning,” said Ed Ulbrich, Digital Domain’s CEO. “Dre has a massive vision for this.” We will get to see Pac once again for weekend number two of the Coachella Music Festival on April 22.

Wiz Khalifa on what Annoys Him about Amber, His Real Feelings on Kanye, ...

Sitting down with Hot 97′s morning crew, Khalifa Man opened up on the love of his life, her ex, working with the good doctor and more.

Erick Sermon Tells Classic Stories to Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg

Speaking to Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg, the E-R-I-C-K hit the Juan Epstein show to speak on a variety of things, from meeting future Def Squad kinfolk Redman and Keith Murray for the first time to the largest check he’s ever received (Dr. Dre always finds a way into these tales…) and more.

Pharrell – Places and Spaces I’ve Been (Book Preview)

Cover art for Pharrell’s upcoming book Places And Spaces I’ve Been which is set to drop on October 16th. The book is written by Pharrell and also features words from Jay-Z, Ambra Medda, Nigo and Takashi Murakami. Pre-order here. P recently sat down with GQ and spoke about the book:

Beanie Sigel and Scarface Announce Joint Project on Showoff Radio

Statik let the cat out the bag last week, now we’ve got visuals of Beanie Sigel and Scarface announcing they are working on a joint album, entitled Mac N Brad.

Beanie Sigel – Shot Caller Freestyle

Sigel over French Montana’s Shot Caller; as premiered by Statik Selektah on ShowOff Radio. Shouts to Al Lindstrom on the rippage.

DOWNLOAD: Beanie Sigel – Shot Caller Freestyle
PREVIOUS: Beanie Sigel – Dolla Signs f. 8Ball & MJG

Diddy Tops Forbes Five Wealthiest Rapper’s List of 2012

Sean “Diddy” Combs tops Forbes’ Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artist’s of 2012 with an estimated net worth of $550 million. The Bad Boy founder’s fortune includes Ciroc vodka, his Sean John clothing line along with Enyce, marketing firm Blue Flame, and a handful of tech startups. Others who made the Forbes Five shortlist include Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter ($460 million), Andre “Dr. Dre” Young ($270 million), and more.

1. Sean “Diddy” Combs: $550 million
2. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter: $460 million
3. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young: $270 million
4. Bryan “Birdman” Williams: $125 million
5. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson: $100 million

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


He is a brother, a friend, a hommie, an icon that represent the real Indigenous rap music in Nigeria before his painful exit.
He hails from Ogun State, Nigeria.
He lived his life for the love of rap music
He is a true rap Icon & a source of inspiration to millions of indigenous rappers in Nigeria.
He also featured on a track with K01 Oba Abinibi titled AKANDA ENIA MEJI recorded on January 22nd, 2010 & also with so many other artistes in Nigeria.
He has used his influence in the music industry to elevate a lot of upcoming artsite.
He struggled very hard to get to the peak of his carrier,
But he never wait to enjoy the fruit of his labour.
REST IN PEACE Omo Ogun, Akogun, Barrack O'grin, Lyrical were, Greenface, Fimilejo, DAGRIN
See u in After life.
This is my own piece of tribute.
K01 Oba Abinibi
(C.E.O. Goodphella Entertainment)

This a piece of tribute track to the late  Rap Icon titled
Download this track by clicking on the link below:



Monday, April 23, 2012

*NEW* Westwood - Nicki Minaj reveals her future on Twitter

Nicki headed back to the Tim Westwood show once again, where the topic was her return to Twitter (which she adamantly says is not happening) and possibly leaving the game. Peep a video snippet of the interview after the jump.
“People aren’t even giving the kid props for taking it back to the essence.”

Part 1

Part 2

T.I. On Shade 45

Tip phoned in to Whoo Kid’s Shade 45 show to talk a variety of topics. Peep the audio via Youtube after the jump.

Wiz Khalifa Premiers New Song "Work Hard Play Hard" (Live at the Bake O...

On the night of the 4/20 Bake Off in San Francisco, CA, Wiz Khalifa premiered a new single for the fans titled “Work Hard, Play Hard” which is set to drop on Monday and produced by Stargate and Benny Blanco. Shouts to X.

Wiz Khalifa & Mac Miller Announce Under The Influence Of Music Tour

On July 26th, the Pittsburgh representatives are joining forces and hitting the road as part of their joint Under the Influence of Music Tour. And as if the two couldn’t put on a dope enough show already, they’re bringing Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q and Chevy Woods along as well. Hit the jump for the cities/dates of what is sure to be an amazing journey.
“I’m really excited for this tour, for the fans and as a fan of music myself. It’s gonna be trippy!” said Khalifa. “I’m excited to go on a tour like this because it brings a group of individuals together to move across the country as a unit to showcase great music,” adds Miller

July 26 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
July 27 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 28 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
July 29 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug 01 Boston, MA Comcast Center
Aug 02 New York, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug 03 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug 04 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Aug 05 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

A$AP Rocky Brings Out Master P, Pays Tribute to Trayvon Martin at Coachella

Last night at Coachella, the A$AP mob superstar A$AP Rocky surprised his audience by bringing out Master P and the No Limit family to perform their hits “Make Em Say Uhh” and “I Miss My Homies”.

Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley - Affairs Of The Heart

J. Cole on Touring with Big K.R.I.T., Life at St. John's

During the opening show of J. Cole’s Campus Consciousness Tour, the Roc Nation spitter talks touring with Big K.R.I.T., collaborating with Kendrick Lamar, and compares Jay-Z to Michael Jordan.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg Confront Prodigy About Mobb Deep Rumors

While on the air with Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg, P breaks down the whole hoopla that’s been surrounding himself and Hav over the past couple weeks.

Evidence "Fresh to Death" (On Dilated Peoples, The Alchemist, Mos Def)

Following his performance at Avalon Night Club, Ev sits down with AmaduezTV to talk about Cats & Dogs, wanting to work with Mos Def, past and future work with Dilated Peoples, upcoming music with Alchemist and more.

For the cover to their upcoming May issue, XXL showcases a live performance shot of Wayne. The cover story will include talks of his touring, favorite show moments, personal pre-show rituals and more.

Raekwon Talks Hologram Tupac & ODB With

he Chef checked into the VIBE offices yesterday where MikeyFresh from MissInfo’s homebase asked him about 2Pac’s hologram performance at Coachella and the possibility of bringing back ODB in 2-D form.
On 2Pac’s hologram:
“That was brilliant. I tip my hat to Dre because it really shows the sense of love he had for Pac,” Raekwon explains. “Just to see someone do it for the first time ever. We only seen sh*t like that on TV.”
On the possibility of a ODB hologram:
“It made me think about Ol’ Dirty, too, Rae says. “I would definitely have to have a understanding with his moms. I think it all starts with [her] respect level. If [she] want us to do it and they feel like it’s cool that’s when we would continue to move on and do that. I wouldn’t jump up out of the blue and just say ‘yo I want to reincarnate your son this way.’ I think it’s important that you give moms respect for her son.”

BOOTLEGKEV.COM: Slaughterhouse Interview Part 2

Slaughterhouse Interview Part 1

One Response to “Slaughterhouse Interview w/ Bootleg Kev (Video)”

Slaughterhouse does have a good point towards underground fans criticizing their music when they are just developing for the better cause regardless of any corny joints they might put out (that are still lyrically good songs and can get them more popular) they are till gonna put out a lot of dope tracks…. word to dude in the Immortal Technique shirt

David Banner feat. Snoop Dogg, Nipsey Hussle, The Game & Ras Kass - Cali...

David Banner – Californication f. Snoop Dogg, Nipsey Hu$$le, Game & Ras Kass (Video)

Snoop Dogg - Stoner's Anthem

When you roll up as much as this guy, 4/20 is just another day in the life. And with that said, Snoop re-releases the visuals to his Stoner’s Anthem. And for that don’t know, his Stoners EP is also available on iTunes.

Juicy J Performs "A Zip And A Double Cup" In Toronto @ The Opera House

Last night in Toronto, was supposed to be a Nipsey Hu$$le concert at The Opera House with Juicy J as a special guest, but when Nipsey couldn’t cross over the border, then cancelling his Canadian tour, Mr. Trippy took the stage himself and put on a full show for the crowd. Watch him drink some codeine on stage before performing

Kanye West - Way Too Cold ft. DJ Khaled (Explicit) NEW * TheraFlu *

Kanye West teamed up with DJ Khaled for his latest solo single “Way Too Cold,” and the two titans aren’t done collaborating just yet. On the set of “Hip Hop Squares,” Khaled revealed to MTV News that he and Ye have already recorded another track, that they’ll roll out soon.
Originally, Kanye’s Kim Kardashian-loving single “Way Too Cold” (initially titled ““Theraflu“”) was slated for the boisterous Cash Money disc jock’s upcoming Kiss the Ring LP, but Khaled didn’t mind giving Yeezy first dibs because the two have another in the stash.
“Me and Kanye West went back in the lab and we made another record and got some features on there too,” Khaled said, careful not to let too many deets leak. “I can’t really talk about it, so expect another monstrous earthquake to hit the streets.”

Smoke DZA ft. Big K.R.I.T. "The Secret" Produced by Skibeatz

Looks like Just Blaze & The Blazettes cooked one up for DJ Khaled’s upcoming sixth studio Kiss The Ring LP. Gotta give it up for this guy Khaled Khaled’s vision.

Juvenile Performs "Ha" & Back Dat Azz Up" Live at SOBs in NYC

After performing “Ha” and “Back Dat Azz Up,” POW-TV tried to ask Juvie about Drake’s “Practice.”

Friday, April 13, 2012

President Obama Calls Kanye West A “Talented Jackass”

It’s been nearly three years since Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards, but some things are never forgotten.

President Obama called Kanye a jackass at the time and not much has changed since September 2009.

Obama repeated the same statement to David Samuels of The Atlantic during a brief interview recently when asked which rapper he preferred most, West or Jay-Z.

“Jay-Z,” Obama says. “Although I like Kanye. He’s a Chicago guy. Smart. He’s very talented.”

When reminded that he once referred to Yeezy as a donkey’s rear end, Obama said his feelings hadn’t changed.

“He is a jackass.” Obama continued. “But he’s talented.

Beanie Sigel Sentencing Postponed

Beanie Sigel Sentencing Postponed
Rapper Beanie Sigel will have to wait an additional two months to be sentenced for failing to report income to the federal government. Sigel, born Dwight Grant, appeared in a Philadelphia court today (April 12), where his sentencing date was postponed. Sigel is accused of failing to report income to the federal government, from 2003-2005 and though the rapper claims he owes $350,000 to the IRS, the government says he owes an upwards of $750,000 in taxes.
Today, Sigel was given until April 26 to turn in financial documentation for the years in question and his legal team has to meet with IRS agents on Friday, June 15, to come to a final agreement on the owed amount.
Sigel faces up to a total of 36 months behind bars and will be sentenced Thursday, July 12 at 10:00am.

Nas – The Don (BTS Pics #2)

More behind-the-scenes flicks from the set of Nas’ next video for The Don.

PREVIOUS: Nas Speaks On Trayvon Martin & Hip Hop’s Responsibility

Nate Dogg To Perform At Coachella… Via Hologram

According to TMZ (… I know), Nate Dogg will be making an appearance during Snoop and Dre’s set at Coachella this weekend.
Sources tell us, Dr. Dre didn’t want to leave Nate out of his Sunday performance — so he’s incorporating his old friend using hologram technology … the same technology that broadcast Mariah Carey’s image across Europe last year … at 5 simultaneous concerts.
We’re told an image of Nate will be projected onto the Coachella stage — alongside Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Warren G, and Daz Dillinger — to make it appear as though he’s actually performing on stage.
According to sources, Nate will perform several songs.
I can only imagine how horribly wrong this is gonna be once people start abusing the technology (and you know it will happen soon enough). Pac and Big performing together at Summer Jam 2015 and shit. Smh…

Oddisee – Hustle Off

Good news.. Oddisee is gearing up to release a new album. People Hear What They See, June 12th (pre-orders available now) via Mello Music Group. And while this cut will not be featured on the LP, it sets the tone quite nicely.
This album is about influence, inspiration, perception and reality. Every song was written in an outside environment, so that I could observe the subjects that would become my subject matter. All too often in Hip Hop, reality is limited to that of the artists own, actual experiences. People Hear What They See is my attempt to liberate the MC from those constraints and allow reality to be penned other than my own. Listening to congressmen and lawyers converse on the steps of the supreme court inspired “American Greed.” Watching a couple argue over the phone in a bar inspired “Maybes.” By having a visual representation of my subject matter, my hopes are that the listener will see them through the words and melodies of my songs. – Oddisee

DOWNLOAD: Oddisee – Hustle Off

Cardiak x Studio with Cory Gunz and Fabolous

Footage of producer Cardiak in the studio playing beats for Cory Gunz and Fabolous for their albums.

2 Chainz – Angie Martinez Interview

Last night, we got the audio of 2 Chainz’s sit-down with Angie Martinez and here is the video of the interview. 2 Chainz talks about working with Kanye West, his appearance on 106 & Park, rumors of signing to G.O.O.D. Music, his verse on Nicki Minaj’s ‘Beez In The Trap’ and more.

Pitchfork Weekly - Lil B NYU Lecture RARE Teaser

Juelz Santana – My Ho 2 (rmx)

Santana goes over Future.

DOWNLOAD: Juelz Santana – My Ho 2 (rmx)
PREVIOUS: Kirko Bangz – Drank In My Cup (rmx) f. 2 Chainz & Juelz Santana

2 Chainz Discusses Kanye West, G.O.O.D. Music Signing Rumors

After Kanye West appeared with 2 Chainz on BET’s 106 & Park and 2 Chainz appeared on the “G.O.O.D. Fridays” track “Mercy,” fans naturally began to wonder whether 2 Chainz followed Q-Tip to Kanye’s “G.O.O.D. Music” label.

In an interview with Angie Martinez on Hot 97, the rapper discussed the rumors.

“What happened was, I had 106 & Park this week to bring up my video, ‘Riot,’” explained the artist formerly known as Tity Boi. “I’ve been communicating with ‘Ye for a year now as far as building a relationship, and he came up to BET, and, you know…the guys from BET started coming back there. It soon became all about him,” he added.

Martinez asked 2 Chainz directly whether he was signed to G.O.O.D. Music. “I just thing it’s some things we workin’ out,” he replied coyly.

2 Chainz is currently prepping the release of his debut album Based on a T.R.U. Story, due August 14th.

Cassie celebrated her super sexy BLANK magazine cover at the Diamond Supply Co. store in Los Angeles

Cassie celebrated her super sexy BLANK magazine cover at the Diamond Supply Co. store in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon. The Bad Boy hottie was hard to miss in an all-red ensemble with SUPER sunglasses, a cropped Diamond tank top baring her pierced belly button, Preen pants, and Air Jordan 3 “True Blue” sneakers. She sipped Ciroc and posed for photos with guests including Electrik Red’s Naomi. Cassie tells us that her new single will be dropping sooner than you think, so expect to see more from her.

Beats TV: Fabolous

Sitting down with BeatsTV, Loso talks about jumping into the music game, his She Did It video and more.

Q-Tip Calls Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg To Discuss G.O.O.D Music Deal

The newest member of Kanye’s conglomerate called into Hot 97′s morning radio show to speak on signing to G.O.O.D. Music, 2 Chainz, his African roots & much more.

Lil Wayne Talks 'Devol' Album

from the upcoming premiere of MTV’s Hip Hop POV, Wayne sits down with Amanda Diva Seales and speaks briefly about an album he put together called Devol (loved, backwards), an album full of “love songs” that he wrote during his time at Rikers.

Fat Joe Comments on Mobb Deep Rumors

a few nights ago Havoc started spewing all kinds of poorly spelled jibba-jabba at Prodigy on the Twitter insulting him and his manhood, only for Prodigy to respond with some ALL-CAPS barbs of his own. A few hours later both individuals claimed that it “wasn’t them” who wrote them, with Havoc using the telltale “my account was hacked” excuse and P one-upping him in the creative department by saying that it was a “fake” account (which, oddly enough, was “verified”).
Now, of course the rest of the hip-hop world has to have their own say in the matter, and when Peter Rosenberg asked Fat Joe he said it was the “9/11″ of hip hop.” I’d probably break my neck shaking my head so much at that logic. So now I ask you, the viewer: what are your thoughts on this whole fiasco? For me, I don’t care; I’m still trying to find out if Mary J Blige will come out and sing the ingredients of the new Crispy Chicken Snack Wraps at Burger King whenever I inquire about them. But perhaps I’m in the minority with this one.

Plies - We Are Trayvon [Music Video]

Though Trayvon’s killer has been brought to justice on second degree murder charges, Plies keeps his spirit alive with the music video to his tribute record for the slain teen.

This Is How We DEW: Anthem

Mountain Dew’s new TV spot featuring Lil Wayne, Mac Miller, Jason Aldean, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Paul Rodriguez Jr., Theotis Beasley and Danny Davis. Featuring music from Lil Wayne

50 Cent, Eminem Live "In Da Club" & More - Shady 2.0 @ SXSW

50 Cent’s takeover at this year’s SXSW Music Festival with Eminem

Monday, April 9, 2012

Beanie Sigel and Scarface Announce Joint Project on Showoff Radio

Beanie Sigel and Scarface announcing they are working on a joint album, entitled Mac N Brad.

Ne-Yo - Burnin Up (Official Video)

Ne-Yo has an upcoming album titled The Cracks in Mr. Perfect. That title sounds straight from a romantic comedy (not an insult) to me. Anyways, here’s the latest set of visuals from the guy.

Obie Trice performs "Spend a Day" live on #SwayInTheMorning's in-studio ...

Obie Trice performs "Richard" live on #SwayInTheMorning's in-studio Conc...

Obie Trice performs "Battle Cry" live on #SwayInTheMorning's in-studio C...

Obie performed a few cuts from his recently-released Bottoms Up as part of Sway and Devi Dev’s Morning Concert series.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Nicki Minaj On Sophomore Jinx, Mixing Genres, Working With Nas, Upcoming Collaborations and More

Nicki Minaj stopped by Power 105 to talk to DJ Clue about her new album “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”, M.I.A.’s Super Bowl incident, if she believes in the sophomore jinx, mixing genres, working with Nas, new Pepsi deal, favorite songs to record and more. She also reveals that she might have some new tracks with Camron and Waka Flocka dropping soon. Props to Rap-Up.
Listen to the interview below.

Previously: Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (Album Booklet)

Scott Storch Sued By Singer

Producer Scott Storch is being sued by a singer who says the former hitmaker's drug addiction kept him from producing her album--although she'd paid him for his services. According to TMZ, Treena Ruberg agreed to pay Storch $45,000 for six songs and gave him $30,000 up front.
According to the suit, Storch "continued to have a drug addiction and other personal problems which rendered him incapable of producing any recordings." Storch told Rubert that he was currently clean.
In addiction to the $30,000, Ruberg is suing for $70,000 for expenses such as plane flights, studio time and being forced to hire a new producer.

Diggy Simmons Explains J. Cole Diss

Diggy Simmons shared his reasoning for recording "What You Say to Me," a J. Cole diss track. The young rapper says that he was sticking up for his family and his sister, Vanessa--which is what his famous father, Rev. Run of Run-D.M.C., had previously stated regarding the song.
Watch Diggy Address His Beef With J. Cole HERE
"[There's] no big story behind it, it was really just that my sister [Vanessa] over a year ago told me that [J. Cole] was saying that he did this, that and third with her, 'cus the went to the same college [St. John's], but they didn't really know each other like that, so it wasn't like that," Diggy said. "She also told me that he subliminally talked about her in a song called 'Purple Rain,' which was also false. So it was just me sticking up for my family, that's all that it really was. I didn't even leak it, it got leaked last night while I was at the movies…I did that record last year…I was gonna put it out, but I didn't feel like it was appropriate, but of course, that's my sister…family over everything."
"[My dad Reverend Run] had already heard the track and he was like the same thing: 'Family over everything, that's your sister,' so he wasn't mad at all," he added

Schoolboy Q – Brainstorm Freestyle

ScHoolboy Q blessed the LA Leakers with a new freestyle over the Cardo produced ‘Brainstorm’ from Wiz Khalifa’s “Taylor Allderdice”. Listen and download the track below.

Download: Schoolboy Q – Brainstorm Freestyle

Kanye Is Gassing Up Big Sean

Kanye West definitely supports hip hop's younger generation, and when it comes to his own G.O.O.D. Music camp, Yeezy may be one of the best motivational speakers in music. During a recent interview, rapper Big Sean shared a few details about his upcoming album and also revealed what Yeezy has told the young rhymer about his career ambitions.
"My album's coming this summer. I can probably say at the latest at the end of August. I got Tyga on there. I got, of course, 'Ye on there," he revealed.
Sean shared that Kanye has tremendous faith in his talents. "I'm here kickin' with 'Ye," Sean recalled, "and 'Ye tellin' me I'm gonna be the best rapper of all time.".

Music Video: E-40 "Just Be You" Feat. Too $hort & J-Banks Albums Out Now!

More visuals from the Bay Area god’s newly released triple album The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 1, 2 & 3.
PREVIOUS: E-40 – Fast Lane (Video)

Drake talks to Kiss FM UK about touring, hanging with Rihanna + more !

Drake sat down with KISS out in London to talk about touring, working with 2 Chainz, hanging out with Rihanna, Justin Bieber’s new album, touring, and more. He also reveals that Rita Ora’s ‘R.I.P.’ was originally intended for Rihanna.

Beats TV Presents: Black Hippy @ SXSW

LA-based Black Hippy at SXSW. They talk to us about how their different personalities affect the diversity of their music, what gives their shows so much energy, touring with Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller, being on the cover XXL, and how each member has a different sound.


Rick Ross takes his Rich Forever Tour to the Netherlands, France and Norway in the latest webisode of his european tour adventures

[XclusivesZone.Net] Diggy Speaks On J. Cole Diss Track

Diggy checked into 99.1 KGGI to speak on his recently leaked J. Cole diss record implying that he simply did it to stand up for his sister after what Cole had rapped on 2010′s Purple Rain. Diggy also confirmed that the track was recorded over a year ago.

*NEW* Westwood - Drake's Lil Wayne impression

Haha… this is quite humorous. During a sit down with Tim Westwood, Drake gives his best impersonation of Wayne.


Lil Wayne mumbles sings Drake’s The Weeknd’s “Crew Love” during an appearance at Liv Nightclub this past Sunday and someone from the balcony managed to capture the cover. Guess that’s two Take Care tracks that Tunechi has now butchered.

Mary J. Blige Burger King Commercial!

I actually hated designating this clip an RAoF, since Mary is one of my favorite singers ever. But this shit, man? She’s hitting those trademark soul notes while singing about fried chicken wraps