Jay-Z Speaks on his Favorite Album

September 7, 2009

In the interview below, Jay-Z talks with Rhapsody about one his favorite albums of all time, Michael Jackson’s off the Wall. Hov explains that the album is one of his favorites because it transcends time and genres, allowing people of all races, cultures and ages to enjoy it. Personally, I wouldn’t have guessed it would be Off the Wall, but I will agree with Hov that it is one of the best albums ever, easily in my top ten.

Also, after the break, Jay talks with the Daily Noise about Blueprint 3about the progression of hisBlueprint albums, D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune) and more.

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Video: Kid Cudi x the Hip Hop Chronicle Interview

September 4, 2009

In the video below, KiD CuDi chops it up with the Hip Hop Chronicle. The interview is pretty insightful, seeing that CuDi talks about his upcoming, debut album, Man on the Moon: The End of Daysome of the tracks on the project and more.

In this interview with The Hip Hop Chronicle UK, Kid Cudi talks about his brand new album, Man on the Moon: The End of Day, he speaks on specific tracks on the album including Heart of a Lion (Kid Cudi Theme Music) and My World.

Cudi also breaks down why he had 5 acts on his scene list and what the titles mean.

He also reveals that a lot of people who have under-estimated him in the past have apologized to him.


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.

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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.”


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.


VIdeo: Trey Songz & Drake On 106 & Park

September 2, 2009

In the video below, Trey Songz was being interviewed, and then…Drake showed up. Drake chops it up about his ACL injury, and how he injured himself, how he met Lil Wayne and Trey Songz, his latest video, Successful, his latest success, the Best I Ever Had video and more. He also mentions that he wants to release his official, debut album on Valentines Day.

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Did Drake steal the spotlight or what?

You can also check out Songz perform on the 106 & Park stage. Hit the break.

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Video: Behind the Music Promo w/ 50 Cent

September 2, 2009

Here’s a snippet of what’s to come from 50 Cent’s Behind The Musics egment. The show airs October 13th at 10 P.M. EST, so stay tuned.

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