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28 June 2008

Fresh tracks you probably havent heard yet

It seems as though fried chicken and rap combination is back once more, with this track from Nas and Busta that I can only assume is going to be on his [untitled??] album. I feel the majority of Nas' newest tracks have been very serious in content and feeling so this is a good contrast:

As a warm up to JME's new album 'Famous?', the Boy Better Know star has re-made the classic MC Hammer track 'Cant touch this'. Just a bit of a comedy track, so dont expect this on his new LP

This track is a new one from Trick Trick (who had a great debut track with Eminem a few years back and hasn't made much of an impact since), Ice Cube and the grandmaster of crunk; Lil Jon. This track is first real example of Lil Jon bringing that classic crunk sound (which you either love or hate) back over the last couple of years, while so many producers have tried to mimic his sound.

25 June 2008

Black Boys... finally the parody arrives!!!

Actor/Writer/Comedian Jason Lewis presents a parody version of Black boys by Bashy. This track flips the whole positive black men thing and exposes some of the UKs less looked up to personalities of african carribean origin. Watch out for the white boys and listen out for the many direct references to the original, its jokes how he uses them in his own way.

21 June 2008

50 has more sense


Music lovers may know Curtis Jackson by his rap alias 50 Cent, but the G-Unit leader may adopt another name if he accepts an offer from Taco Bell. To promote its new “Why Pay More” value menu, Taco Bell sent 50 Cent an offer letter, asking him to change his name to either 79 Cent, 89 Cent or 99 Cent for one day this summer.

Taco Bell Corp. President Greg Creed, who made the proposal in a letter written to 50 Cent's agent, also wrote that his company would make a $10,000 donation to a charity of the New York native's choice, if he accepts the request.

As part of the deal, 50 Cent would also have to make an appearance at any Taco Bell location around the country he chooses and rap his order in the drive thru with his new name.

“We encourage you to ‘Think Outside the Bun’ and hope you accept our offer,” Creed wrote to the world famous rapper’s agent at the William Morris Agency.

50 Cent didn’t find any humor in Creed’s offer.

“When my legal team is finished with them, Taco Bell is going to have a new corporate slogan: 'We messed with the bull and got the horns,'” 50 Cent said in a statement.

A rep for the rapper issued a more detailed reply.

"This is a sleazy and ill-conceived publicity stunt by Taco Bell's president, Greg Creed, whose disingenuous offer was leaked to the press before it was even presented to 50 Cent's agent yesterday," the representative said.

19 June 2008

Some free (and legal) new underground material from States

New Mixtape from Kam Moye, whos also known as Supastition, a real talented lyricist; one of the many forgotten about rappers out there due to his lack of commercial appeal, but at the same time this guy has talent so check him out if you wanna see what real hip hop sounds like in 2008. Click on the image to download the album or peep the myspace...

Moving on... There was a very controversial track circulating around the web a couple of years ago by a cat named NY Oil called y'all should all get lynched, speaking about how the civil rights activists and black leaders would be ashamed of how some of the modern rappers are glamorizing the wrong values. Perhaps it was where Skepta got the inspiration for his track Blood, sweat and tears. Anyway, released recently by NY Oil is a video on how BET actually produced the new video, despite wanting to ban it(!) Make of it what you like and check the new animated video:

14 June 2008

Muthafucka I'm EeeeeeeeL! The 'A Millie' Post!

Shit, I just can't get enough of Lil' Wayne/Bangladesh's track which is the next single of the newly released Carter 3 (this one, not this one) , which. according to sold 423,000 copies on the 1st DAY! A certified banger.

The track has been causing a big commotion in the hip hop world with all the biggest dudes dropping their versions like it was DJ Robbo Ranx' track of the year (if you listen to dancehall or bashment you'll know what I'm talking about).

Some of the artists recorded that have recorded their versions SO FAR have been; Fabolous, Jay-Z (crazy version), Will Smith (peep that!), Uncle Murda, Cassidy, Jadakiss(crazy), Lil Mama (crazy), Papoose (bars are too much), Chris Brown(!), Red Cafe and you can hear them ALL plus loads more on this link:

If the brilliant UK TV wind up comedy 'FoneJacker' , was ever to make a music video of 'A Milli', this would be it! This is pretty good, but you can't help but think if they woulda tried THAT bit harder the vid woulda been untouchable.

12 June 2008

That classic NYC gangsta sh!t

Video from a NY cat im feeling at the moment: Maino. Track entitled 'Til I Die'. Hate to say it but he kinda reminds me of 2Pac on this one. Feel free to leave a comment with your objections.

9 June 2008

Movado - We Need Barak ('on the rock' remix)

Real interesting track concept here; the Barak Obama 'remix' (courtesy of DJ Green Lantern) of this year's reggae smash; On the Rock by Movado. It has already had verses added by Jay-Z and Chipmunk but here some quotables have been dropped in and lyrics slightly changed to fit the context. The next track is a gem I thought was worth adding. Veteran dancehall star Buju Banton does a collaboration with relatively recent R&B star Trey Songz, and samples the Sting & The Police classic (also covered by Diddy if i remember right) called 'Roxanne'. Could've flopped but luckily this ones a banger!

Movado - We Need Barak

Buju Banton & Trey Songz - StreetLife

6 June 2008


Great tune, great video to match, kinda reminds me of the Ludacris video for 'Stand Up' with all the oversized shiznit and the general tongue in cheek craziness etc ..
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