Posts Tagged ‘William Cooper

20
Oct
09

Cop Today: William Cooper, Royce Da 5’9, Fashawn & More

Black Market Militia Presents William Cooper – Beware of the Pale Horse

I’ve been pushing heavy for the homie William Cooper, and today’s finally the day! He releases his solo debut Beware of the Pale Horse amidst some other dope hip-hop albums, including Royce Da 5’9’s Street Hop and Fashawn’s debut Boy Meets World produced by Exile. Click the album covers or titles to support hip-hop music, Enjoy!

Bonus Download: William Cooper ft. Kool G Rap – American Gangsters

 

Royce Da 5’9 – Street Hop

Fashawn – Boy Meets World

Cormega – Born and Raised

Killah Priest – Elizabeth

RJD2 – 2001-2010 (4-vinyl Box Set)
14
Oct
09

Video: William Cooper – One Roll Of The Dice

Got an exclusive video for y’all today.

“One Roll Of The Dice” is a real dope cut by the homie William Cooper of Black Market Militia, off his upcoming solo debut Beware of the Pale Horse.

Directed by Mad SciCooper’s album drops next Tuesday, the 20th. Enjoy!

08
Oct
09

Tonight: William Cooper’s Album Listening Party

William Cooper

That’s right, the day is finally here.

Members of the media, tastemakers, DJs, radio personalities, film crews and hip-hop heads will gather tonight in one of Manhattan’s most historic recording studios to hear William Cooper a.k.a. Booth’s debut solo album Beware of the Pale Horse.

The listening party starts at 7:45 PM at the legendary Chung King Studios. That’s right, we’ll be in the same spot that countless greats recorded including Jay-Z, Jimi Hendrix, Big Pun, Eminem, LL Cool J, Lauryn Hill, Talib Kweli, Aaliyah (RIP), Dead Prez, and the list goes on. Go ahead and shoot me an e-mail ASAP if you’d like to be added to the list, since there is limited space.

I wanna extend a special thank you to everyone who has helped my effort to inform people about the talented, real MC that is William Cooper of Black Market Militia. He put a lot of hard-work into this project, the culmination of 3-years of relentless grinding to release it on his very own label, Gemstarr Regime. I’ve seen his tracks getting love at NahRight, TSS, 2DB, Broken Cool, HipHopDX in addition to so many other blogs and websites that showed support. Good lookin’ out, for real.

He’s also got some extremely dope features on the album too. Kool G Rap, Killah Priest, Ill Bill (La Coka Nostra), Nature (The Firm), 9th Prince (Killarmy), Hell Razah (Sunz of Man) and more showed love to the homie because they believed in him.

I’ve got a good feeling that everyone that shows up tonight will walk away impressed and craving to hear the album again, as it’s a thought-provoking listen with quality production and thorough concepts.

Below are the three tracks that I’ve leaked thus far. Hit me up to hear the full-length album tonight if you’re in the Big Apple. October 20th, let’s make history. Enjoy!

Download:

William Cooper ft. Ill Bill – Beware of the Pale Horse (Mastered Final Version)

William Cooper ft. Killah Priest & Hell Razah – In America

William Cooper ft. Killah Priest – Cocaine Israelites

02
Oct
09

Videos from Ghostface Album Release Party

Last night was pretty epic for both hip-hop culture and my personal journey as a part of it.

Ghostface tore down Hiro Ballroom NYC for his Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City release party, bringing out a boatload of special guests including U-God, Jadakiss, Redman, Large Pro & Kid Cudi.

After promoting William Cooper’s Beware of the Pale Horse on the street with Cooper & BP then waiting three hours on line in the chilly Manhattan wind, we finally made it inside right before Ghost rocked.  Similar to the other times I’ve seen Tony Starks live, the energy was non-stop intense – rap cats of all ages (even Hov)could take away a few pointers.

As for me personally, I met Pharoahe Monch, 9th Prince of Killarmy and Trife da God throughout the night. Besides a scuffle on stage as near the end of the show, it was extremely dope overall.

I’ve linked some of the concert footage popping up round the ‘net. Up top is a good angle, shout to Ian for the heads up & Digiwaxx for the vid. You’ll see a different vantage point down below, thanks to Khal for the heads up.

Let’s go hip-hop, Enjoy!

Redman

Jadakiss

Kid Cudi

Fight on stage a.k.a. The wost buzzkill possible

30
Sep
09

Event Reminder: Ghostface x Beatnick & K-Salaam Tonight

Tonight

Here’s your friendly reminder that MySpace Music, Socialight & Digiwaxx are presenting Ghostface Killah live tonight at Hiro Ballroom NYC alongside production duo Beatnick & K-Salaam.

Doors open at 8 PM, but since this is a free show I’d recommend showing up crazy early. William Cooper and I will be in the building promoting Beware of the Pale Horse so come say what’s up if you see us out there. Dallas Penn might be joining us as well.

Ghost will be promoting his latest effort Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City while Beatnick & K-Salaam should be rocking songs from their fly remix album Never Can Say Goodbye featuring reinterpretations of classics from Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.

Download Never Can Say Goodbye below and support Tony Starks (and my Amazon account) by scooping his album here. Shout to Freestyle Madness Blog for the link, Enjoy!

Never Can Say Goodbye

Download: Beatnick & K-Salaam – Never Can Say Goodbye

Track List:

01. Michael Jackson – I’ll Be There Remix (Prod. By Beatnick & K-Salaam)
02. Marvin Gaye – Ain’t No Mountain (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)
03. Stevie Wonder – My Cherie Amor Remix (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)
04. Michael Jackson – Never Can Say Goodbye (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)
05. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On Remix (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)
06. Stevie Wonder – Uptight Remix (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)
07. Michael Jackson – ABC Remix (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)
08. Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On Remix (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)

23
Sep
09

William Cooper ft. Killah Priest – Cocaine Israelites

William Cooper

Here’s the latest leak from William Cooper’s upcoming debut solo album Beware of the Pale Horse, “Cocaine Israelites” featuring Black Market Militia brethren Killah Priest and produced by Don P.

Beware of the Pale Horse drops October 20th, which happens to be the same day as Priest’s Elizabeth.

For those interested in hearing the full album, Cooper and I are organizing a listening party for the first week in October in Manhattan.

Hit me up for more info, Enjoy!

Download: William Cooper ft. Killah Priest – Cocaine Israelites

08
Sep
09

William Cooper – In America

William Cooper

Here’s the latest leak from the homie William Cooper a.k.a. Booth of Black Market Militia called “In America” off his upcoming solo debut Beware of the Pale Horse

The album drops October 20, featuring Kool G Rap, Ill Bill, Nature, Killah Priest and many more dope guest spots.

Peep the track below featuring Killah Priest and Hell Razah, and let me know what you think. Support real hip-hop, Enjoy!

William Cooper ft. Killah Priest & Hell Razah – In America

Previously: William Cooper ft. Ill Bill – Beware of the Pale Horse

09
Aug
09

Sound Table 8/9/09

Joi Lovely

Today’s Jersey Beauty is Joi Lovely from Long Branch, NJ

Sound Table:

Beanie Sigel ft. Young Chris & Freeway – Ready For War

Cobra Starship ft. B.o.B. – The World Will Never Do

Fabolous – Welcome To My Workplace (Loso’s Way Bonus)

Fabolous – A Toast To The Good Life (Loso’s Way Bonus)

The Herbaliser Band – Geddim!

Jack Splash ft. Lupe Fiasco – Flashback

The Lox – Move

M.O.P. ft. Styles P – Bang Time

Nicolay ft. Carlitta Durand – Lose Your Way

Oh No – Dr No’s Ethiopium 805 Snippet Mix (Oh No‘s instrumental album flipping Ethiopian samples drops this month, peep Stones Throw for more info!)

Raekwon ft. Inspectah Deck & Ghostface – House of Flying Daggers

Shwayze – Get U Home

Slaughterhouse ft. Kay Young – Lyrical Murderers

Whitney Houston – Million Dollar Bill prod. Swizz Beatz

William Cooper ft. Ill Bill – Beware of the Pale Horse (Mastered Final Version)

23
Jul
09

What If Your Favorite Rapper Was Gay?

Gay Pride

So I’m not one to normally rant, but I feel obligated to share my thoughts on this subject.

When I told a co-worker that I was buying tickets for Method Man & Redman’s show with Ghostface at Starland Ballroom this weekend, her reply startled me to say the least.

I heard that Method Man & Redman were secretly gay lovers.

I was instantly taken back by this comment. For one, I’ve been a fan of Red & Meth for as long as I can remember. I first saw them live back in 7th grade during the Hard Knock Life Tour with Jay-Z and DMX. Since then, I’ve seen them perform 3 more times and each time I’ve had the time of my life. Their on-stage chemistry is matched by only a select few acts, each has a extensive catalog, and both are funny as hell – a rare combination that makes for one of the best live performances in hip-hop, period.

So naturally, my first answer was “that’s utter bullshit.” It was one of the most asinine things I’ve ever heard. Still, I asked her why she would think that. She then delved into a story about how her boyfriend, the homie William Cooper, was recording at a studio a while back and some female told him that she saw Red & Meth “tongue kissing.”

First off, the so-called “source” of this rumor is so far removed from me that it’d be ridiculous to say it is reputable. This particular female could have had something against either MC and wanted to start a vicious rumor, who knows. The point is, I’m skeptical that this female even exists.

Secondly, I’ve found NO other evidence that supports this claim.  After spending some time researching, I didn’t find any other article, blog post, message board discussion or anything that sustains this argument. Word-of-mouth is undoubtedly insufficient for such a rumor to be even remotely true.

I’ve concluded that this is strictly one person trying to ruin the reputation of two dudes that are really close friends and frequent collaborators. There is no backing whatsoever, so I will not even entertain it anymore as a rumor let alone factual information.

But it brings up the question: What if your favorite rapper happened to be gay? Would that change your perception? Would you still support them by purchasing and listening to their music, or would you throw them under the bus?

With hip-hop being what it is – not the most gay and lesbian friendly environment – I could understand why a rapper would keep their homosexuality a secret. Personally, I couldn’t help but feel differently about any artist that came out of the closet. However, I would try with all my might to separate their sexuality from their music. If they still made good music, I would make an effort to support them still.

I know what you’re thinking – “Yeah right, Dom. You can’t say what you would do until it happens.” Now that’s true, but I never made any guarantees that I’d continue to support them. All I’m saying is that I would try to. I don’t know if I can personally relate to a homosexual rapper, and the fact that they were pretending to be straight for their entire career would rub me a certain way [II]. It certainly would be more difficult to believe their rhymes after they fronted for so long.

What about you? What do you think? I’d love to read replies about if you would be able to support your favorite artist if, say, tomorrow they came out.

Feel free to drop a comment below, and please take a moment to answer the poll question below. Thanks for reading!

07
Jul
09

Beware of the Pale Horse

William Cooper - Beware of the Pale Horse

Now this is what I’m talkin’ bout! A brand new leak from my good homie William Cooper a.k.a. Booth of Black Market Militia.

“Beware of the Pale Horse” features none other than Ill Bill of La Coka Nostra and is produced by BP of 11701 Productions, off Cooper’s upcoming solo debut of the same name dropping later this year.

Stay tuned for more info as I get it, Enjoy!

William Cooper ft. Ill Bill – Beware of the Pale Horse





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