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All I need is the love of my crew/The whole industry can hate me, I thugged my way through... Every artist with an inkling of buzz relates their presence to a "movement," yet the creation of Dame's hustle, Jay-Z's talent and Biggs' backing fit the description almost to the tee. Growing up with the culture, we all remember the point in our lives when Rocafella Records officially disbanded.
Kat V’ Des Pharoahe Monch Explains Why He Didn't Sign With Jay-Z [The Well Versed] Bruno Mars' Coke Case Prosecutor Arrested For Coke Possession [The Urban Daily] Young Chris: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop [Team Yee] Would Blacks Back Bush if He Bombed Africa.
"Two G’s on my new sleeves Big percent of the new breed Smell like money and blue cheese Stealth bomb on my true steez Feel the Malibu breeze Bad bitches and cool Keys Way to cool to be boo'ed up, Louie'd down to the shoestrings One of the very few kings, the Smith & Wesson brothers, no telling what attitudes bring 30k on my mood ring Dirty play how we do things Burn your way with the blue flame True train on your boo lane.
So, obviously it's Valentine's Day and amongst other things, it is a day observed for a slew of free music under the premise of knockin' the boots, heartache and faux emotions. Gotta love Hip-Hop for it. Instead of turning the site into the Anthony Thomas music section, we decided to wrangle up the mixtapes/EPs, songs and visuals that are making this day longer than it needs to be. Dirty Money - LoveLove Vs. HateLove, The Last Train to Paris Valentines Day Love Mix -- Diddy and the gals take a pit stop from Paris to drop some remixed smooth grooves that will probably start the night off right before things slow to a silent creep. Available here.
Young Chris does his 1-2 mic check over Kanye's "Devil.
Performing at SOBs in New York last week, Chris Ries a.k.a. Young Chris suffered a seizure, collapsed onstage, and was rushed to a nearby hospital.
"It's the fresh prince of the city, no Carlton in here, Soulchild of the music (Musiq), it's the home of The Roots, Living life like it's golden, bumpin' Jill in the coupe." New shit here, "Philly Shit" to be right & exact. Young Chris is about to catch the break that's alluded him since the Roc dissolved.
Well well, what do we have here? We have the Young Gunz back together again, at least long enough to drop a Back To Business mixtape on July 23rd. And to show their rediscovered cohesive nature, they've incorporated the word "we" into both song titles. Let's hope that they make more hard-hitting tracks like "We Back" instead of attempting to make club-oriented music like "What We Doin'," which falls a little short of the mark. Either way, we're happy they're back together again. Young Gunz - "We Back" (Prod. By CertifyD) | Download Young Gunz Feat. Meek Millz - "What We Doin'" (Prod. By Jahlil Beats) | Download.
The difference in hungry artists with apparent chemistry convening on the track is glaring compared to associates e-mailing verses in on wax. The general pop usually doesn't notice until one smacks them upside the face but it does happen every so often. In this instance, Peedi Peedi and Young Chris give Meek Millz the 'ole 76er alley-oop.
Backstage footage of portions of the State Prop chain gang together again, this time for Philly's Summer Jam. Chris and Free hit the stage and are joined by Oschino, who I haven't heard about in a month of Sundays.
Still quite young and restless, C. Gunna debuts another one.
“This is forever music right here…” It’s a shame Wale’s heartfelt, Ronson-produced letter to Obama and Pac didn’t make the final cut of Attention Deficit, as it surely would’ve added at least half a Cig or so to the album’s rating.
Back with another installment of his quarterly series, Skillz took his confessional show on the road to NYC for part five.