Tag Archive: Rap


Rapper T.I. Goes Back to Jail

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T.I. was released yesterday from jail in Arkansas and was to report to a halfway house in Atlanta. Only problem is, he never made it to the halfway house, upon his arrival federal agents were waiting there to transport him to back to federal prison in Atlanta. Arkansas officials claim that he misled them on his method of travel, not informing them that he would be traveling by tour bus back to Atlanta, which may be a violation of his probation. Now as petty as this may be, if you were T.I. why would you take any chance running a foul of the law. Why not just ride back quietly and wait till you get at least back home to push the envelope. T.I. reminds of that character Can’t Get Right from the movie Life, he just can’t get right and most times its the smallest of details that get him caught up

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50 Cent Album Not Dropping?

50 cent just announced on his twitter page that  he is not releasing his album this year, citing his issues with Interscope Records. To me, there seems to be some other issues going on with him and Interscope. 50 says he’s choosing to delay the album because they aren’t giving him the right set up and are essentially setting him up to flop. But how does this happen, this same partnership is responsible for him selling a million records during the first week of his debut album. Hopefully we can get some new 50 music, because the stuff he had been releasing lately has been pretty nice. Guess, I’ll just play Get Rich or Die trying. Here are the tweets 50 cent just sent out via his twitter @50cent.

 

 

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Interview With Dj Battlecat

I had the chance to sit down with legendary hip hop producer Dj Battlecat. During this sit down he talks about family, breaking into the industry, his new artist Kahsyno and more. Dj Battlecat now works with the record label Rawsugarecords out of Los Angeles and is producing Kahsynos’ upcoming album which is now untiled.. If you don’t know his work, he’s Snoop Dogg’s deejay, he’s produced records for Xzibit, Rass Kass, Kenny Latimore, Ice Cube, E-40 and more. To get at Dj Battlecat, you can follow him on twitter at @DjBattlecat and for more info on Raw Suga Records check them out at rawsugarecs.com

Hip Hops’ Slow Death

A few years ago Nas caused a big stir when he said hip hop was dead. Artist big and small dismissed this notation and claimed Nasir to be a hater of the current climate of hip hop music. However, years later, as the music has continued to evolve, I must say, while hip hop isn’t dead, it definitely is dying a slow death. There will always be wack music, stupid dance songs, great underground music that will never be heard, and commercial music that will irritate you after so many listens on the radio, but if you haven’t noticed, slowing but surely hip hop legends are dying faster than they can be born. Let’s not go back to the 80’s where Boogie Down Productions lost their comrade Scott La Rock. We can easily look back at the mid 90’s where we lost 2 certified kings of the genre. And since 1997 we’ve been looking for the next Tupac and Biggie just like the NBA has been looking for the next Jordan. Since Tupac and Biggie, we’ve lost Big L, who was supposed to be the next big thing. Then we lost Big Pun, he had one of the illest flows ever. Souljah Slim and Jam Master Jay were murdered with their cases still unsolved. Left Eye and Dj Am both died during tragic accidents and we can even mention Aaliyah, considering every slender brown skin diva following may not have a niche if not for this Timbaland protegé. Producer J Dilla who has provided many tracks for us to jam to left us too soon. Pimp C and Dj Screw both have left a void in southern hip hop that won’t be filled anytime soon. And let’s not forget Proof and Ol’ Dirty Bastard. And with the recent passing of Nate Dogg the original hook master, hip hop every year is losing legends that can’t and won’t be replaced. Death knows no color, race creed, or genre, but for hip hop seems to have its target perfectly lined up for legends.

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