Archive for August, 2009


Jay-Z: Answer The Call


Looks like Blueprint 3 sprung a serious leak this morning, as features with Kanye and J Cole have hit the ‘nets. I’ll post the links but I haven’t heard ’em yet since I’m at the executive office.

Another bit of info dropped today about the September 11th concert Hov is throwing at MSG. According to Answer the Call, tickets go on sale Sept. 8 and are $50. You’ll know more when I do.

[Edit] The internet presale starts at 9 AM EST on Sept. 8 for Citi Card members only, then at noon they go on sale to the public. I knew that college credit card would pay off sometime! Check out Ticketmaster for more info.

Shouts to Illionaire & Low Key for the tracks, Enjoy!

Jay-Z ft. Kanye West – Hate

Jay-Z ft. J Cole – A Star Is Born


11 Ultimate Hip-Hop Trios

New Wu

With the dream-team of Ghostface, Raekwon & Method Man forming like Voltron possibly even before ’09 kicks the bucket, heads everywhere should be drooling over the possibility of an album from the Wu-based trio.

Similarly, the three-headed monster Random Axe comprised of Black Milk, Sean Price & Guilty Simpson leaking “Monster Babies” off their upcoming collab album this year was monumental.

These combos really are dreams come true. So I got to thinking, what other combinations of MCs would hip-hop heads like to hear? Here are my choices for 11 of the ultimate hip-hop trios:

Jay-Z, Nas & Eminem

Jay-Z, Nas & Eminem

Group Name: Greatest of Our Time

Rakim, Kool G Rap & KRS-One

Rakim, Kool G Rap & KRS-One

Group Name: Veteran’s Day

Kanye West, Talib Kweli & Pharaohe Monch

Kanye West, Talib Kweli & Pharaohe Monch

Group Name: Guerilla Monsoon

Scarface, Bun B & Slim Thug

Scarface, Bun B & Slim Thug

Group Name: Anti-Confederacy

Q-Tip, Black Thought & Common

Q-Tip, Black Thought & Common

Group Name: Rewind Power

Snoop Dogg, B-Real & Redman

Snoop Dogg, B-Real & Redman

Group Name: Smoke Break

Posdnuous, Phife Dawg & A-Plus

Posdnuos, Phife Dawg & A-Plus

Group Name: Under Rated

T.I., Ludacris & Big Boi

T.I., Ludacris & Big Boi

Group Name: Bottom’s Up

Black Milk, Royce Da 5'9 & Elzhi

Black Milk, Royce Da 5’9 & Elzhi

Group Name: Motor City

Brother Ali, Jay Electronica & Blu

Brother Ali, Jay Electronica & Blu

Group Name: Add Verbs

Wale, Lupe Fiasco & Phonte

Wale, Lupe Fiasco & Phonte

Group Name: Fresh Breath


What about you? Who would be your choices for hip-hop trios?


Jay-Z on Real Time with Bill Maher

I caught Sean Carter on Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO last night over at my homies crib, enjoyed it a lot.

Hov goes into how he puts together a track, hip-hop culture in general, calls Kanye a “genius” and Biggie the best to ever do it (besides himslf) then receives a book of every single lyric he’s ever spit. Hov’s laugh just makes me want to crack up every time!

Shouts to the Double R for the footage, Enjoy!




The passion and the flame is ignited
You can’t put it out once we light it

The moment we’ve all been waiting for – Drake, Kanye, Weezy & Eminem on the same track, “Forever.”

Shady’s verse >>>> 95% of rappers’ this year.

Shouts to Ian for the audio, Enjoy!

Drake ft. Kanye West, Lil’ Wayne & Eminem – Forever prod. Boi-1da



One Be Lo

I caught wind of this from the homie Keelay, and now it’s official! Congrats to One Be Lo (of Binary Star) for signing with MYX Music Label, I’m looking forward to hearing more dopeness from the Michigan MC.

Here’s the first cut off his upcoming album B.A.B.Y. called “PIGS” featuring Mike Posner. You can already guess the subject matter, and this one knocks!

Shouts to MYX for the MP3, Enjoy!

One Be Lo ft. Mike Posner – PIGS prod. Mike Posner


Sound Table 8/25/09

Jessica Biel

Y’all know who.. (c) The Roots

Beanie Sigel – All For It

Birdman ft. Lil’ Wayne & Drake – Money To Blow

Brother Ali – Breakin’ Dawn

Clinton Sparks ft. Pitbull & Fatman Scoop – On To You (Main)

DJ Jaycee – Afternoon Delight (RIP Aaliyah Mix)

Fly Gypsy ft. Nas, 2Pac & David James – Imagination

Jay-Z – Reminder prod. Timbaland

Kid Cudi – Cudi Zone (Rough)

Little Brother / Foreign Exchange – BBC Radio 1 Live Session [Shout to Nicolay!]

MAGr ft. Blu – Laminated Looseleafs prod. DistantStarr

Raekwon ft. Cappadonna & Ghostface – 10 Bricks

Raekwon ft. Lyfe Jennings – Catalina

Rhymefest – Binary Code prod. BKS

Rick Ross ft. The-Dream, Twista & Krayzie Bone – All I Really Want (Remix)


R.I.P. Aaliyah

Here are the videos for my beautiful lady friend’s favorite Aaliyah songs, “Are You That Somebody?” and “Rock The Boat.” I couldn’t agree more, I love these too.



The Best Rapper Alive..


.. will be performing on September 11th at Madison Square Garden, the same day as his album drops. If you don’t know the name by now, I can’t help ya.

Where will you be?

Shouts to the homies at Broken Cool for the visual.

(Arguably the best rapper alive, of course. No Martian. Rakim, Kool G, KRS, Nasir, Eminem, Andre 3K are all contenders, but you get my point.)


Get Yours: Nowalataz


This is hands down one of the best instrumental albums I’ve heard all year. I’ve been vibing to it all afternoon.

I know everyone is yapping about the BP3 and OB4CLII leaks (rightfully so), but don’t pass up this Dilla-inspired collection of beats from fellow Michigan producer 14KT that hit the ‘net last week months ago in internet time.

In the words of 14KT himself:

Whatupdoe? First off, I must say THANK YOU for supporting me and my music!! As a result of your support, I want to share some upcoming music from my 2nd album entitled Nowalataz.

Also due to the success of my first album, The Golden Hour, I will be releasing The Golden Hour 2XLP on (LIMITED EDITION GOLD VINYL w/ Full Cover Artwork) coming end of September. I will also be on tour with Mayer Hawthorne x Buff1 x Houseshoes beginning September 5th. A physical release of the Nowalataz Digital/CD is in the works.

Here it is.. a project I unofficially had done since 2006. It started when James Yancey (aka J Dilla) passed that February. To cope with the death of my favorite producer, who I liked to call my unofficial “musical mentor”, I started making “donuts” … uncontrollably.

Fellow heads should be excited to see that last track “Black & Gold” featuring none other than celebrated producer Black Milk.

Peep the download link below. Shouts to Freestyle Madness for the inspiration, Enjoy!

Download: 14KT – Nowalataz



Obligatory Jay-Z & Drake Post


By now I’m sure you’ve heard the long-awaited cut “Off That” by Hov & Drizzy off Blueprint 3 produced by Timbaland.

I’m content with Drake solely on the hook since I’m positive he can’t keep up with the living legend just yet. I’d also love to hear more from Timbo on BP3, but No-ID and Kanye ain’t bad at all.

Peep the download links below. What do y’all think?

Jay-Z ft. Drake – Off That [Alternate Link]

Corleone, Hold the Throne



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