Video: Roc4Life Presents “Catching Up w/ Wale” Pt. 1

September 4, 2009

In the video above, Wale chops it up with Roc4Life about Attention Deficit, Slaughterhouse, J. Cole, his upcoming mixtape project and more.

Wale talks to Roc4Life about his album Attention: Deficit, Slaughterhouse, and his DMV rap dream team.

Like I said earlier, Attention Deficit is in stores October 20th, under Roc Nation.

this is Roc Nation, pledge your allegiance…”


Wale’s “Attention Deficit” Album Artwork

September 4, 2009

It looks like Wale’s Attention Deficit artwork has finally been released. Personally, I think that the album artwork is cool, but I was not expecting it to be like this. Then again, when does Wale ever do anything we expect?

October 20th folks, go support one of the DMV’s finest, Wale.

Check out the full cover after the break and leave some thoughts.

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Video: Jay-Z on His Next Album

September 3, 2009

In the clip below, Jay-Z looks toward his next album, stating that it will not be a number one album, stating that he is going to make “the most experimental album” of his career to date.

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Courtesy of MTV:

Blueprint 3 hasn’t even hit stores yet, and Jay-Z told us he’s already working on his next album, which will be his most eclectic piece ever.

“I’ve always said I believe in good music and bad music. … I like music. The second Blueprint, the reason it was all over the place is because I like music so much. You have tracks with Lenny Kravitz then Sean Paul. Dr. Dre. It’s all over the place because of my taste in music. I like music.”

“My next album, which I’m working on now — that’s exclusive, no one knows that — is gonna be the album that really … it’s not gonna be a #1 album. That’s where I’m at right now. I wanna make the most experimental album I ever made. But let’s not deal with that now; I want to deal with The Blueprint 3.”


Jay-Z x Kid Cudi – “Already Home”

September 3, 2009

Though he is just featured on the hook, Kid Cudi makes his appearance on Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 an unforgettable one. Personally, I love the vibe of this track and I think that both, Jay and Cudi, did their thing. Link below.

Jay-Z x Kid Cudi – “Already Home”

How many leaks was that? Ha, ridiculous. Like I said, you can listen to the album via MTV or just support it on September 11th, which I advise.


Video: Josh X-an-tus Performs at SOB’s

September 3, 2009

The multi-talented R&B artist, Josh X-an-tus, had an amazing live performance last week at SOB’s in NYC, where he played several of his new tracks from his upcoming album, Can I Live. Below, is some footage of him performing one of his joints, entitled Never Fall In Love.

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Can we say on the come up? Josh is a talented guy, as we have seen before.

Shouts to ICED Media for the video.



Video: Ross Applauds Eminem on “Forever” Verse

September 3, 2009

Though Rick Ross applauds Eminem for his verse on Forever with Drake, Kanye and Lil Wayne, Ross still wants to battle Em. Check out the clip below

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When Rick Ross thinks about Eminem making a Mariah Carey dis record instead of responding to his jabs toward Slim Shady, the Miami Bawse just cracks up laughing. “You know what my thoughts are, man. We just laugh at it,” Ross told us recently in New Mexico.

“He’s smart,” Ross said about Eminem not addressing him and avoiding a rhyme battle. “That’s what I’m waiting for. That’ll be a gift — a great Christmas present for me. But y’all know what I think. I think everybody knows. It’s all ‘hood, man. Shout-out to Mariah Carey, she needs to reach out to me. We could eradicate some things.”

The vibe is not 100 percent antagonistic, however, when it comes to Ross’ thoughts on Marshall Mathers — he actually has some praise for Em’s latest verse.

“On a better note, I wanna shout out Eminem. I heard a record he did with Lil Wayne, Drake and Kanye West. Eminem, you’re smart. I understand … we all know what you doing now. You’re moving on to better things. Like I said, he might wanna do a record with me. We here. Triple Cs.”

Ross, the Carol City Cartel, Masspike Miles and the rest of his musical family are putting out their mixtape Maybach Music Part III: White Sand real soon. The title signifies that they started in the streets and are now indulging in the finer things in life. “We still on that hustle,” Ross said. “I’m hungry like a new artist. It’s a double disc of all new music as well as a DVD. It’s taking the street mixtapes to the next level.”

Triple Cs are filming the video for their first single, “Go,” with the Birdman featured in the production. The album Custom Cars and Cycles is due to drop this fall.

Just for the record, Eminem is top ever. Ross would get smashed to pieces, truthfully.


Jay Rock x Lil Wayne x K-Dot – “Colors”

September 3, 2009

For day 28 of his takeover, Jay Rock recruits Lil Wayne and K-Dot on the track Colors. Personally, I think that Wayne had the best verse on the track, but you should be the judge of that. Link below folks.

Jay Rock x Lil Wayne x K-Dot – “Colors”


Video: Cru De Ladies’ “Paper World”

September 3, 2009

In the video below, Cru De Ladies creates a world, where everything is made out of paper. Creating the entire video in just two short weeks, Cru De Ladies gives us something worth while to watch.


Jay-Z x Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”

September 3, 2009

One of the more anticipated songs from Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3, Empire State of Mind, features one of the industry’s greatest voices, Alicia Keys. The record features the dynamic vocals of Alicia Keys, complimented with some choice words on life perspectives from Jay himself. Some of his best collaborative work to date with vocalists, in my opinion. Link below, but get it fast because it will be gone sooner than later.

Jay-Z x Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”

Oh and by the way, you can listen to the entire album, in its entirety, via MTV.

September 11th is the date to go purchase the album. Support the God MC, Hov.


Video: Lil Wayne Explains Why He Stopped Writing Raps

September 3, 2009

In the video below, Cortez Bryant, Lil Wayne’s manager, and Wayne explain why he stopped writing down raps and how he has evolved as an MC from the process. Wayne stated that he has become a better MC and that he is forced to rap about real life issues.

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Courtesy of MTV:

In the rapper’s upcoming “Behind the Music” special, set to air September 10 on VH1, he talks openly about scrapping his rhyme books during a furious recording session, where he transformed from Cash Money’s young sidekick to the label’s heavyweight superstar.

“The only way I won’t be able to rap anything I’ve written again is to record everything I’ve ever written before once,” he explained of what led to his now notebook-free style.

The result was a 35-minute freestyle called “10,000 Bars,” on which Wayne’s disjointed rhymes, parts of various working songs, become a cathartic release and set the tone for his memorable mixtape run and a series of Carter albums.

“That changed Wayne as an artist,” his longtime manager, Cortez Bryant, said.