Monday, August 31, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Let’s break down the numbers, shall we? Slaughterhouse moved approximately 18,000 copies in first week sales. Maino moved approximately 18,000 copies in first week sales. Ace Hood moved approximately 19,000 copies in first week sales. And he’s signed to Def Jam, so you know the label bought at least a quarter of those CDs! Fabolous, also signed to Def Jam, is a platinum-selling artist. His new album Loso’s Way didn’t even break into the six digit mark. Fuck the rap group, it seems like the music industry itself is a damn slaughterhouse!
All of these numbers are abysmal in the sense that they’re not selling like the Black Eyed Peas or Eminem. But Slaugherhouse, like Maino, Ace Hood, Fabolous, [insert under-talented, overly-hyped emcee/group] all fit the same mold. So really, the first week sales numbers should be absolutely no surprise to anyone. Because at the end of the day, for years, it’s always been about one demographic: teenaged white girls. Now that’s gangsta!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The event was sponsored by the CityParks Foundation in New York City, which has been responsible for a number of outdoor hip-hop shows this summer, including performances by KRS-One, MC Lyte, and Naughty by Nature.
Scratch and Premo kicked it off by cutting up old school funk and soul classics, from The Steve Miller Band’s “Joker” to Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” to Carl Douglas’s “Kung Fu Fighting,” which promptly got Scratch to get in his best Bruce Lee stance. At one point, after Scratch laid down Stevie Wonder’s “My Cherie Amour,” holding the crowd in slow-jam rapture, Premo was forced to fall back. With nothing on deck, he excused himself, “I just pulled a Pete Rock—I’m not ready yet,” jokingly referencing friend and the legendary Mt. Vernon beatsmith who was originally slated to battle Preem.
About 45 minutes in, Premo posed to the crowd, “Y’all ready to get into some hip-hop?” launching into Slick Rick’s “Children’s Story.” A few exchanges later, Scratch broke into the famous sing-a-long “Engine Engine Number Nine,” from Black Sheep’s “The Choice is Yours” picking up his table in the palm of his right hand, while continuing to scratch the rest of the line (“Pick It Up!”) repeatedly with his left.
It was Scratch’s show, the true master of turntable theatrics, against Premier, a scratch-heavy producer, but not quite the showman. Yet Scratch paid tribute to his opponent on the evening, spinning such classic beats by the GangStarr producer as “New York State of Mind.” Premo returned the favor, spinning “New York Shit,” among other Scratch beats.
With only minutes to go in the set, Scratch brought out DJ Evil Dee to close it out, as the Black Moon producer and Scratch took turns swapping in and out on the same deck in fluid rotation. When host Danny Castro of the Lyricist Lounge asked the crowd who won the battle, Scratch won most of the praise, but the reception was considerably muted compared to that which was received by the true victor—the crowd.
In less than one month, fans of M.O.P. will receive the group’s first official Hip-Hop album in nearly ten years.
In a recent interview, co-founder Billy Danze exclusively revealed the release date for the group’s forthcoming E1 Records debut.
Originally scheduled for a June 2009 release, The Foundation is now set to hit stores on September 15.
The album features production by Alchemist, DJ Premier, Statik Selektah and Jake One, as well as guest appearances by Heltah Skeltah, Jadakiss, Beanie Sigel, Styles P, Redman, and Busta Rhymes, who graced the project’s lead single “Blow the Horns.”
“If you understand what’s going on, if you understand real dope music,” Danze told AllHipHop.com. “If you want some dope s**t to help get you out this dope music recession - ‘cause we getting all this wack s**t now, pick up that album September 15.”
Monday, August 17, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
"We ain't got no title for it, but [Rae and Meth] been wanting to do that for a while, maybe like the past two years," Ghostface said. "I was always with it. I think that right now, everybody is in that position to do it now. I think within the next two months, everybody will start collecting beats. Everybody goes in — [Raekwon] gets four songs, I get four songs, [Meth] gets four. Start coming around like that and seeing what we can do. Make a little phat, tight one. I told Meth the other day, 'It's gotta be phat and tight. We don't need 16, 19 joints on there. Nah, nah, nah — 12 phat bullets. We do it like that, and that's it.' That's gonna happen soon. It will probably be out by the end of the year or January, and that's that."
Ghost and Meth will also appear together on Raekwon's long-delayed Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II LP [click to read]. The album, which was supposed to release on August 11, will see a September release.
"Rae got darts," Ghost assured. "His beats were up to par. He was doing what he gotta do. It's good, man. People wanna see that. Rae's been like, 'Cuban Linx coming, Cuban Linx is coming' for years. [Fans] was like, 'Yo, when is it coming, B?' Now he's finally finished it, and he's gonna put it out September 8."
In addition to these projects, Ghost is also anticipating the release of his R&B-inspired album, The Wizard of Poetry [click to read]. Although he plans to drop the album this year, an official date has not been set.
"If it's not steaming," he said of the finished product, "we can't put it out until it's right"
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
By Stephen Bolles, Rapster Records - In his brief 32 years J-Dilla, otherwise known as Jay Dee or James Yancey created and shaped a new sound for Hip-Hop that inspired beat smiths, MCs and music lovers around the globe. With an incredible line of production credits for De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, The Pharcyde, Janet Jackson, Busta Rhymes, Common, D’Angelo, his own crew Slum Village and so many more it is little wonder that J-Dilla has been described as a visionary, a genius & the quintessential producers’ producer by some of the most respected names in the game. The fact that both Pharell Williams & Kanye West name him as their major inspiration speaks volumes to the influence of his distinctive “Dilla sound.”
His own albums Rough Draft & Donuts on Stones Throw, Welcome 2 Detroit & The Shining on BBE Records stand out as masterpieces of modern music production and capture the imagination of producers, DJs & all music lovers across the world.
In the final part of the Dillanthology trilogy, we present a collections of tracks from his classic solo albums and the Jaylib album with Madlib, the album features guest spots from Guilty Simpson, Black Thought (The Roots), Phat Kat, Common and D’Angelo.
1. J Dilla- WorkinOnIt
2. Jay Dee- Pause
3. Jaylib- Raw Shit
4. J Dilla- Nothing Like This
5. J Dilla- Anti-American Graffiti
6. J Dilla- Glamour Sho75 (09)
7. J Dilla- Won’t Do
8. J Dilla- Baby feat. Madlib & Guilty Simpson
9. Jaylib- The Red (INST)
10. Jay Dee- It’s Like That
11. Jay Dee- Off Ya Chest
12. J Dilla- Crushin’ (Yeeeaah!)
13. J Dilla- Reality Check feat. Black Thought
14. Jay Dee- Featuring Phat Kat
15. J Dilla- So Far To Go feat. Common & D’Angelo
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
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THIS IS A CLASSIC 80`S HIP HOP JOINT WHICH WAS USED BT THE RAP GROUP ARTIFACTS FOR THE SONG ULTIMATE !