Thursday, July 31, 2008

Takin' Em Back! - 07/31

The only way to sum this up is classic! From the video, to the beat, to Inspecktah Deck's unforgettable opening verse, everything about it is timeless.

Wu-Tang Clan - Triumph

...need I say more?

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Dope or Nope 7/31: New Maino - Hi Hater Remix

Maino feat. Swizz Beatz, Fab, Plies, Jadakiss and T.I. - Hi Hater (Remix)

You can't deny this hook is catchy as hell. Fab goes in on this remix! Check the link below to listen/download.

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News: Ludacris Gets Political and Gets Denounced, Jay-z Dismisses Timbaland Album Rumor

Ludacris drops "Politics (Obama is Here)"

Earlier this week, Ludacris dropped his highly-anticipated Gangsta Grillz Mixtape titled "The Preview" (check The Stash to get your copy). On there is a freestyle over Young Buck's "Get Buck" titled "Politics"; an ode to presidential candidate Barack Obama. Luda (who as announced as a Barack supporter in 2006) shows support for Barack and his campaign, but apparently, not all support is good support. Politicians feel Ludacris' lyrics about Hilary Clinton, Jesse Jackson, Sen. McCain, and Bush were offensive. Here's some lines he drops:

"Said I handled his biz and I'm one of his favorite rappers
Well give Luda a special pardon if I'm ever in the slammer
Better yet put him in office, make me your vice president
Hillary hated on you, so that b**ch is irrelevant
Jesse talking slick and apologizing for what?
if you said it then you meant it how you want it have a gut!
and all you other politicians trying to hate on my man,
watch us win a majority vote in every state on my man
you can't stop what's bout to happen, we bout to make history
the first black president is destined and it's meant to be
the threats ain't fazing us, the nooses or the jokes
so get off your ass, black people, it's time to get out and vote!
paint the White House black and I'm sure that's got 'em terrified
McCain don't belong in ANY chair unless he's paralyzed
Yeah I said it cause Bush is mentally handicapped
Ball up all of his speeches and I throw em like candy wrap
cause what you talking I hear nothing even relevant
and you the worst of all 43 presidents
get out and vote or the end will be near
the world is ready for change because Obama is here!"

The Obama support from hip hop is great, but I can see why this would give off the wrong impression. I can definitely see oppressors using this against Barack. Barack Obama's camp has denounced this song and said Ludacris should be ashamed of these lyrics. I find it funny that politicians are listenin to Gangsta Grillz mixtapes.

Jay-z Denies Rumor of a Fully-Produced Timbaland Album

Recently Timbaland spoke about thoroughly producing an album for Jay-z with an "international" sound and how he's even using bagpipes in the production. The rumor generated some hype since Jay and Timbo showed some good chemistry with tracks like "Big Pimpin", "The Bounce" and "Dirt Off Your Shoulders". Jay denied the rumors about the project saying "You know I love Timbaland, he is like a brother to me, but until the music is done it’s premature," Jay told Rolling Stone. "I’m a person that works off music." Jay-z also talked about how he decides how production will be handled based off who brings the best music. He stated "If Timbaland makes 10 great tracks then he produces the album,". "If Kanye West makes 10 great tracks then he produces the album; if he makes three, I’ll take three. I let the music dictate the direction."
I was a little skeptical on the project myself. Three to four tracks per album is always good, but I don't know if those two possess the same chemistry that JT and Missy share with Timbaland to make a fully hot album. The two are masters at what they do, but that doesn't necessarily mean it'll work.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Seeing is Believing 7/30: New Big Boi Video

Big Boi feat. Mary J. Blige - Somethin's Gotta Give

The second single off Sir Luscious Left Foot, Big Boi's solo album due out in the Fall. A substansial follow up to "Royal Flush".

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Dope or Nope 7/29: New Young Jeezy Put On Remix

It's been a slow day in hip hop. Wasn't shit shakin but LA (if you're out in SoCal you definitely felt that random ass earthquake). The remix to Put On, Young Jeezy's first single off of The Recession has hit the net. It features none other than Jay-z and you know ya boy Hov kills it. Im feelin this one, click the link below to peep it. The Recession due out September 2nd.

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Vote For the Best Hip Hop Video for the VMA's!

The MTV VMA's are coming up in Sept. (hopefully I'll be in attendance again this year), and the nominees for best Hip Hop video are up at MTV is leavin it up to the fans to pick who deserves the award. Here's the current top 10:

1. Lil Wayne - Lollipop (by a landslide)
2. Flo Rida - Low
3. Soulja Boy - Crank Dat
4. Ray J - Sexy Can I
5. Soulja Boy - Yaaah!
6. Snoop Dogg - Sexual Seduction
7. Wyclef - Sweetest Girl
8. Lupe Fiasco - Superstar
9. Plies - Bust It Baby 2
10. Missy - Ching-a-ling

My personal pick would be Superstar, but I think Lollipop is up for the win. *Now that the show is done, you can't say I didn't call it!

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Seeing is Believing 7/28: New Lil' Wayne & Snoop Dogg Vids

Lil' Wayne feat. T. Pain & Mack Maine - Got Money

Third single off of the approaching double platinum Carter III. The vid reminds me of "Inside Man". The album verson just features Weezy and T-Pain who also have an album dropping together titled He Rap He Sing. The album is due out later this year or early '09.

Snoop Dogg - Those Girlz

One of my favorite tracks off of Ego Trippin'. The chicks in the video are bangin!

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Mixtape Madness: Ludacris - The Preview

The higly anticipated Gangsta Grillz mixtape from Ludacris is finally here! Even if you ain't up on the mixtape scene, you know Gangsta Grillz mixtapes usually bring out the best of rap artists. I haven't had a chance to peep it yet but I guarentee its hot. His new album Theatre of the Mind is due out Oct. 21st. Click the link below to download the mixtape.

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Girls, Girls, Girls: Chick of the Week - 7/28: Cassie

The chick of the week goes to Cassie. Last week rumors spread about her engagement to Diddy, but supposedly they're false. Aside from the rumors, my main reason for choosing her is because she's hot. I came across a blog site recently and people were gettin on her for havin no ass, but Cassie's got a fine face and a nice set of lips to make up for it. Not to mention her sexy petite body. I'd definitely wife her.

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NextUp: Asher Roth

For years image has always been important with rap artists. Whether they have a hood image like Jeezy or Wayne, a "backpacker" image like Kweli or Mos Def, or they're just themselves like Andre 3000 or Kanye; it tends to define their music and audience they attract. Then there's Asher Roth who possess the complete opposite image of the typical rapper.

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Asher's a blonde-haired, suburban white boy from PA with a collegiate image. While some ignorant-minded rap fans may not give him a chance due to his image, this dude can spit. I've been bumping his Gangsta Grillz mixtape for a minute now and he's nice. He does sound a bit like Eminem, but his delivery and flow is different. Whether he's rapping about sex in the morning, cartoon chicks, girls rubbing their titties, or just spittin'; this dude keeps your interest with humor and a clear delivery. Check his Rap City freestyle:

You may have seen his video for "Roth Boys" on Seeing Is Believing (if not, check the archives). Also check his myspace to hear his freestyle over "A Millie" (yes, another A Millie freestyle) and peep his Gangsta Grillz mixtape: The Greenhouse Effect (check the link below). Some of my favorites are "Cannon", "The Sun God Free", "Keep Bouncing", "Start the Show", and many others.

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Friday, July 25, 2008

CNN's Black In America

I'm glad I was able to find the full video @ World Star HipHop (major props for that). So I'm uppin' it here in case you missed it.
On Wednesday and Thursday, CNN aired a special documentary titled "Black In America". The 4 hour documentary examines the lives of African American's and shows the struggles we experience with family, the school system, getting good jobs, and our portrayal in the media. I recommend that all my people check it out and read my thoughts at the bottom.

Day 1: The Black Woman & Family pt. 1

pt. 2

Day 2: The Black Man

My interpretation: I feel the documentary covered various issues that many of us are aware of, and it also spread awareness to those who are uninformed about some of the struggles we face. Black In America started in the perfect order by covering the black family and woman. Hence the family is your foundation to many things in life, that's where issues are created. For example, growing up without a Father may lead to problems when developing a boy to a man and a girl to a woman. For young boys, we need a Father to introduce us to how to provide for your family, treat a woman, and possess strength and masculinity. Without a Father, it may result for young men to seek acceptance from older male family members and friends, develop certain thoughts and ideas about women, lack guidance, and become easily influenced by other guys.
For women, growing up without a father, it may result to them falling for older guys with bad intent, developing a negative view on males, and failure to understand men in general. As much as boys and girls need a father in their life, we need a Mother to ensure parental equilibrium. The moral of this story is to mold a child to an adult successfully, it starts from the home and family.
The second part of BiA covers what black males evolve into which is a black man. As we go through life, we face problems obtaining a good education which leads to the challenge of getting a decent job. In poverty stricken communities, many students are not focused on education because they develop an impatience and are eager to escape their harsh life of low income. Some teachers figure since the students have a careless attitude, why should they care? Black in America also mentioned the high dropout rate amongst African Americans, but it's up to us to stick it through and complete our curriculum to prepare us for the future and grant us with education. Though they may provide us with outdated books and insufficient information, we have resources such as the internet and libraries to help educate ourselves.
Black in America also touched on how successful black Americans are criticized by their peers and are labeled a sellout if they work in corporate America. It's blasphemous for blacks to receive any type of criticism due to their success. Labeling someone a sell-out/Uncle Tom because of success is not only a slap in the face for the person being insulted but to the black race in general. Corporate success is an honor and it provides hope to our peers. Take it from somebody who works in it now.
In conclusion, Black in America provided statistics about dropout rates, employment, and many other negative stats. It's up to use to stay on the positive side of the those statistics. There's hope out there for all minorities but it won't come easy. Hard work and patience is the key to success and I feel no one is born to fail. While we are in the middle of making progress we have to tune out the materialism and ignore our image in the media. Instead of being brainwashed into thinking you need chains, rims, and cars for acceptance; just view that as your goal for things you will accomplish once you're established. It may be hard being black in America, but that doesn't mean living a successful life is impossible.

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Takin' Em Back! - 7/25

Check the Friday edition of Takin Em Back! After a long week of work, this is the type of joints u put on.

Ice Cube - Friday

Classic Ice Cube!

*Bonus video
Johnny Kemp - Just Got Paid

Don't front like this shit didn't go!

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Seeing is Believing 7/25: New video from The Game

The Game feat. Travis Barker - Dope Boys

The Game's follow up single to Game's Pain. This is the second single from L.A.X. (due Aug 26th). I'm definitely checkin for the album after hearing this and My Life feat. Lil Wayne (featured below).

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Quick News: Diddy Engaged, Nas vs. Bill O'Reilly, and More!

Cassie and Diddy Rumored to be Engaged

I'm not a hater, but I'm hatin! I'm jokin but I give props to Puff for takin one of the baddest chicks off the market. Though they've been engaged since early June, it was supposed to be on the low, but in the entertainment industry, there's no such thing as a secret. There's no set date for the marriage between the two.

Bill O'Reilly Gets At Nas

On July 23rd, Nas participated in a boycott started by and protesting Fox News and Bill O'Reilly. Prior to that, Nas also released a song on his album titled "Sly Fox" expressing his thoughts on Fox and Bill's blatant racist remarks that are targeted towards African Americans and Barack Obama. Apparently Bill O'Reilly is aware of Nas' actions and had some words to say. Check the video below...

Sounds like Mr. O'Reilly is salty about Nas speaking up. Instead of ignoring Nas like he says people should do, he shows his unprofessionalism with a short segment of him taunting Nas and attempting to embarass him announcing "low" first week album sales. He makes it seem as if Nas' aim were to sale as many records as possible, but he is just aiming to get his message out.

More Rick Ross Pics Emerge!

Okay not official flicks, but just some funny ass Photoshop'd joints. Check the pics & vid below.

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Dope or Nope 7/25: New Game feat. Lil' Wayne

The Game feat. Lil Wayne - My Life

This is the third single off of L.A.X. (due out August 26th). From the singles I've heard, this should be a hot album. Cool-n-Dre produced this Lil' Wayne featured banger. The video will be out next month. What yall think?

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Seeing is Believing 7/23: New Gnarls Barkley, DJ Khaled feat. Rick Ross & others, and Plies Videos

Gnarls Barkley - Who's Gonna Save My Soul
This video is from left field, but I'm feelin' it. The heart scene reminds me of that famous scene from Alien/Spaceballs. Check out the J's on the heart. If you've been sleepin' on The Odd Couple album, you definitely need to check it out. Its one of the better and innovative albums that dropped this year.

Dj Khaled feat. Rick Ross, Plies, Trick Daddy, Boosie, and Ace Hood

This track is decent. But seriously, did we need another one of these Khaled and friends joints? As if "We Takin Over", "Im So Hood", "100 Million Dollars" and others weren't enough. What happened to Lil' Wayne's verse? We Global will be in stores Sept. 16th.

Plies feat. Jamie Foxx and The Dream - Please Excuse My Hands

The self-proclaimed goon is back with his third single from Defninition of Real. This joint features vocals from The Dream & Jamie Foxx. Another track for the ladies.

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Takin' Em Back! - 07/23

Camp Lo - Luchini (This is it)

Yall remember this shit? This is one of the illest beats I ever heard and the lyrics are abstract. On a sidenote, what happened to these dudes? They had a couple of other nice tracks like "Coolie High" and "Black Nostaljack".

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News: Detox Dropping in the Fall?

I was a lil skeptical about posting this since Detox is slowly turning into a hip hop myth. Dr. Dre sat down with USA Today to discuss his final project and how he plans to release it in the Fall of this year (November or December to be exact). The project is said to feature the "usuals" (I'm assuming Snoop, Em, and 50), Lil' Wayne (who is rumored to ghostwrite for Dre on Detox), Jay-z, and Nas.

Detox has been in discussion since Eminem's Encore which was released in 2004. On the song titled "Encore" which features Dr. Dre and 50 Cent, Eminem says "Don't worry about Detox, its comin'". Shortly after in 2005, on The Game's "Higher", Dr. Dre says himself "look out for Detox!". Seeing that The Chronic came out in '92, Chronic 2001 came out in '99, we're due for a new Dre project. The westcoast needs this right about now.

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GameFly: NBA Live '09

NBA Live looks like the next-generation of NBA games. Check the trailer, shit looks sick. I guess us Laker fans can redeem ourselves from our '08 loss.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

News: Nas Debuts at #1 & Supports a Movement!

Nas' latest LP debuts at #1 on the charts moving 180,947 units. That's pretty damn good considering the commotion he went thru trying to get the title accepted and the late promotion. Call Untitled/Nigger a gimmick if you want, Nas just had to get some shit off his chest.

Nas - Sly Fox

In other Nas news, life imitates art with the boycott of Fox news. If you've been under a rock, Nas has a song titled "Sly Fox" addressing the blatant racism and from Fox News and Bill O'Reilly (please check the video above). Nas has joined the boycott of Fox News that was started by and The petition has over 600,000 signatures and the boycott will take place tomorrow at 2pm at Fox's headquarters in Manhattan, New York.

I'm liking this movement right here. I feel if something obviously isn't right, we as a people definitely have to bring it to attention. If we don't say a word this ignorance will continue. Joking about Obama's assassination, calling his wife "Obama's baby mama", and debating a lynching party for Michelle Obama; is it me or should prejudice statements like that not even be allowed on the air? Good luck with this one.

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Album Review: Nas - Untitled

Disclaimer: This is my first ever album review. Don't consider this a warning, consider it an accomplisment.

Nas - Untitled


It’s been 14 years since Queens Bridge MC Nas debuted with the classic album, Illmatic. Since 94', Nas has been one of hip hop's most original and prolific artists touching various subjects and kicking pure knowledge. Esco is back with his follow up to his last album Hip Hop Is Dead. While the title caused a raucous in the hip hop community and exposed the insecurity of artists' music (unintentionally), Nas came with an even more controversial title, Nigger. Once the title was released to the public, controversy emerged in no time. Fellow music artists like Jay-z, Akon, and Alicia Keys supported the album titles message, but others like the NAACP opposed it. Eventually, the album title had to be changed in order to be released. Fans (including myself) were displeased with the album’s title removal, but we all know what the original title is. On the albums lead single “Hero”, Nas raps “So untitled it is, I never change nothin’/ But people remember this/If Nas can't say it, think about these talented kids/With new ideas being told what they can and can't spit”

The album starts off with Nas going in over a sampled piano instrumental produced by newcomer rapper and producer Jay Electronica. The laid-back instrumental and abrasive delivery set the tone of the album. Nas even takes shots at 50 Cent when he drops lines like “Take 27 emcee's put them in a line and they're out of alignment/my assignment since he said retirement
hiding behind 8 Mile and The Chronic/Gets rich but dies rhyming/...Now add 23 more from Queens to B-more/I'm over their heads, like a bulimic on a seesaw/Now that's 50 porch monkeys ate up at the same time”

At a time where mainstream hip hop mainly consists of rapping about materialism, sex, and drug trafficking; Nas took a completely different direction with his latest effort. Nas collaborated with R&B singer Chris Brown and The Game on “Make the World Go Round” which has the most mainstream appeal out of all the songs on the album. The rest of the albums content is discussing black stereotypes (N.I.G.G.E.R., Yall My Niggas), historical racism (You Can’t Stop Us Now), and politics (America, Black President). One of the standout tracks, “Sly Fox”, Nas exposes Fox and CBS’ propaganda and the lack of support for the hip hop community. Nas also has words for hip hop's biggest supporter Bill O’Reilly (sarcasms) for attempting to remove Nas from a free concert for Virginia Tech. Another standout track on the album is “Fried Chicken” featuring Busta Rhymes. Nas and Busta rap over a smooth instrumental produced by UK producer Mark Ronson, about Fried Chicken.

The album ends with “Black President”, an ode to the presidential candidate Barack Obama. Nas discusses the possibilities and outcome of Barack’s potential victory this November. It features a sample from 2pac’s “I wonder if Heaven’s Got Ghetto” that states “and though it seems heaven-sent, we ain’t ready to have a black President”

In conclusion, this album is a superb effort by Nas. He’s definitely proved that he is at the status where he doesn’t have to strive for mainstream appeal, and he can make music from his point of view, projecting his opinion about society. Hip Hop needs albums like this at this day and age.

To sum it up in one word: Powerful.

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Seeing is Believing 7/21: New Young Jeezy feat. Kanye West, and Gym Class Heroes feat. Busta and More Vids.

Young Jeezy feat. Kanye West - Put On

The Recession album due out September

I'm not the biggest Jeezy fan, but this joints nice. The message in the beginning about the economy is well appreciated. Gotta keep the community aware of whats goin on.

Gym Class Heroes feat. Busta Rhymes - Peace Sign/Index Down

I'm feelin this. Travis McCoy is slept on, dudes got a sick delivery. Isn't it crazy that Busta's been killin features since Scenario?

A.P.T. - Obama Obama (A Millie Remix)

Semi-old, but still fresh. Check the vid and vote for Obama in November!

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Girls, Girls, Girls: Chick of the Week - 7/21: Ninci

Her name is Ninci. She's an aspiring singer who hails from Portland. This is a personal favorite of mine. Besides a pretty face, this Egyptian beauty's got a dope personality and unique vocals and a great sense of humor. It's rare to find a package like that these days, so I consider her acquaintance an honor. Click the link below to check out her music. Thank me later on for introducing you to the future of techno-r&b.

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Takin' Em Back! - 07/21

Bonita Applebum...ya gotta put me on! Now this is classic rite here. Go see A Tribe Called Quest at Rock the Bells Aug. 9th!

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Officer Ross?

Despite constant denials from rapper Rick Ross, details have emerged proving the entertainer worked as a corrections officer in the mid-90s.

According to, Department of Corrections records have been released showing the rapper (born William Leonard Roberts) worked as a prison guard for 18 months beginning in December 1995. Provided by DoC spokesperson Jo Ellyn Rackleff, Ross’ personal information including his Social Security number was verified and proved his employment.
Further details show he graduated from the DoC training academy where he was later assigned to the South Florida Reception Center in Dade County before leaving in June 1997. The facility is allegedly one of the three statewide locations which intakes new prisoners. He reportedly was earning a salary of $25,794.34 upon his departure.

When previously asked in a YouTube video if he had ever worked in a prison after being called out by fellow Miami rapper Trick Daddy, Ross responded “No, that’s not true.”
Ross was unavailable for comment at press time.

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There's nothing wrong with having a legal past prior to the rap game. Is this what rap has come to? Are rappers going to have to create a fallacy in order for the audience to pay attention to them? I don't see how these joints can be Photoshop'd, looks authentic to me.

Do you think this is the end of Ross' career? I think not! Rap fans these days are pretty forgiving. Exposure has always been a factor to hip hop. Whether its studio gangstas or rappers on the d/l, fans tend to get over it and keep it moving. Drop a couple of lines...

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Rock The Bells 2008!

The lineup has been out for a minute, but I'm posting this for those who missed it. This has gotta be the hottest show since the Glow In The Dark Tour brought to you by Kanye and co. Nas and A Tribe Called Quest alone is worth it, but when you throw in Ghost & Rae, Red & Meth, Rakim, and a slew of others, you got one hell of a show. Rock the Bells will take place August 9th at the Glen Helen Pavilion in San Bernadino (and yes, tickets are still on sale). I'll be there, where will you be?

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Seeing is Believing 7/20: New Videos from Andre 3000, Kanye West, NERD, Ne-Yo, and more!

On today's vids...

N.E.R.D. encourages you to "Spaz", Bentley Fonsworth links up with "Everybody", Ne-Yo adds to the "A Millie" craze, Asher Roth's introduces the "Roth Boys", Clipse life the "Fast Life", and more.

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Spaz if you want to! Spaz if you want to!

Bentley Fonsworth feat. Dre 3000, Kanye and Sa-Ra.
C.O.L.O.U.R.S. (Cool Outrageous Lover Of Uniquely Raw Style)
3 Stacks kills it (as usual)! Im really likin this joint!

Ne-Yo - A Millie
Yet another raping of hip hop's favorite hoodrat, A Millie

Asher Roth - Roth Boys
Off of The Greenhouse Effect mixtape. Kinda nice.

Clipse - Fast Life

Bert & Ernie - Ante Up
Thought this was kinda funny

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Dope or Nope 7/20: New T.I. Single

T.I.'s first single off Paper Trial droppin Sept. 9th. Click the song title below to stream/download.

T.I. - Whatever You Like

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GameFly: Top 5 Games To Check For

If you up on games like myself, then you've had to have checked out the E3 coverage. Here's my top 5 joints to be amped about:

1. Resident Evil 5

With controversy already stirring up due to the games location being set in Africa, Capcom is back with Resident Evil 5. Resident Evil 5 picks up where its predecessor Resident Evil 4 left off, with the invasion of parasites corrupting human beings. When have you known the Resident Evil series to disappoint? Resident Evil 5 is slated to drop Mar. 13th '09 for PS3 and Xbox 360.

2. Gears of War 2

In 2006, Microsoft surprised gamers with it's breakthrough hit Gears Of War. With an interesting storyline and a graphically detailed environnment, Gears Of War made a name for itself. NextGen systems have had numerous shooters, but Gears of War definitely stood out. What put GoW in a league of its own, was the online gameplay. This time around, the online gameplay will allow up to ten players to play simultaneously. Gears of War 2 will be available on Xbox 360 consoles Nov. 7th.

3. Street Fighter 4

Damn near the best fighting franchise is back for its fourth addition to the series. Recurring favorites (Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Vega, etc.) and some new fighters, will appear in this game. With unique 2.5D-animated graphics, online capability, super and ultra moves, Street Fighter 4 looks like dope ass game. SF4 will hit Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles later this year.

4. Final Fantasy XIII

The epic rpg series returns with Final Fantasy 13. If this is anything like FF7 or FF8, then this will be worth it. Peep the vid.

5. Mortal Kombat vs. DC

Honestly, I wasn't feelin this concept when I first heard it. After the viewing the game footage, it changed my mind. Of course its no Marvel vs. Capcom, MK vs. DC looks like its worth checking out. In MK vs. DC, you will see your favorite MK characters (Sub Zero, Scorpion, Johnny Cage) take on DC comic characters (Batman, Superman, Flash). In the past Mortal Kombat branded itself as a gory fighting game, while DC characters are the opposite. The game will feature blood, but it will be to a minimum and fatalities will still be available to finish your foe off. MK vs. DC drops Nov. 18th on PS3 and Xbox 360.

Honorable Mentions: Fable 2, NBA Live 09, Resistance 2, and Mega Man 9.

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Takin' Em Back! - 07/20

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100 Grand Opening!

What up world!
This is the grand opening of my blog page titled Hip Hop A.D. (big ups to Uch Da God for the name).

Hip Hop A.D. is made to keep fans informed on whats going on in our genre of music. We will feature news, reviews, videos, streamed music and more. Aside from hip hop, we will keep you posted on everything from women, sports, video games, movies, politics, and so on. The page will be updated on a daily to weekly basis, so peep the site frequently and feel free to leave comments and feedback. Enjoy the blogs, you are watching a genius at work.

A little about myself, I'm an avid hip hop fan who has dreams of making it into the industry. Whether it's being a writer, talent scout, or artist; I feel I have the potential to make it. I often get suggestions that I should venture into journalism, and all I'm doing is sticking to the advice I've been getting. I currently work for Sony Pictures Entertainment as an Computer Instructor. I kick knowledge to Sony employees on Photoshop (note: I do all of my own artwork), MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Project, and Word), and more. Feel free to check my Myspace to get to know me from a more personal perspective.

...Move with the movement
Laurence Holmes

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