Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Seeing is Believing 3/4 - New Wayne & Rick Ross Vids!

On Today's Vids...

Lil Wayne rocks out with the "Prom Queen" and Rick Ross gets "Magnificent"

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Lil Wayne - Prom Queen

Lil Wayne makes his rockstar status official with his first single off his upcoming Rock project Rebirth. The album was rumored to have been shelved but it is still being released on May 19th. The video reminds me of the "All About the Benjamin's (Rock Remix)" with the high school theme meshed with a Rock/Hip Hop track. After hearing this track for over a month, I still have mixed feelings about it. I love the instruments, but I'm not feeling the vocals too much.

Rick Ross feat. John Legend - Magnificent

Rick Ross' official first single "Magnificent" premiered today via WorldStarHipHop. Ross takes us to a horse race with his latest collabo with John Legend. The upscale video compliments the smooth track appearing on his forthcoming Deeper Than Rap album due out April 21.

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Girls, Girls, Girls: Christina Milian's New Look

One of my former Chick's of the Week switched her style up and was spotted at a recent Hawks game. The beautiful Christina Milian proves change isn't always good. She can still get it, but the old Christina Milian was way sicker. Hit up the full story to see what I'm talkin bout, and hear what JD and Usher have to say about it and other things.

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I haven't posted nothin' in a minute since I've been busy at the office and this SF4 dropped. If you haven't copped it yet, make sure you hit up the nearest store and grab a copy. If anyone wants to go head up on Xbox Live, my GamerTag is BlazzeOne.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Seeing is Believing 2/19: Day N Nite!

KiD CuDi - Day 'N Nite

I know this week Hip Hop A.D. seems like a music video blog. Coincidentally, dope videos have been dropping this week and I'm doing my job by spreading good stuff. Anyways, check out this new video by one of my favorite new artists KiD CuDi.
This is a dope, artistic debut video for a hot record that I've been bumping for a minute. If you still don't know who KiD CuDi is, open ya eyes and click here! His debut LP The Man on the Moon: The Guardians is coming soon.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Seeing is Believing 2/18: Welcome Back!

Young Jeezy - Welcome Back

Okay, so The Recession made me a Jeezy fan. Even before he had some solid joints, but I never really fucked with him like that (pause). Here's his latest video for "Welcome Back" which is concert footage and clips. It was the ideal way to kick off an album and one of my favorite tracks off his latest.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Seeing is Believing 2/17: New Kanye, T.I. & Timberlake Vid!

On today's vids!

Kanye & Cudi "Welcome you to Heartbreak, and the old T.I. is "Dead and Gone"!

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Kanye West feat. KiD CuDi - Welcome to Heartbreak
Do not attempt to fix your monitor! Leave it to Ye to try something fresh and new for his videos letting his artist direction persist. Kanye drops his latest video out of nowhere with the help of newcomer KiD CuDi. According to Wikipedia, the next single was "See You In My Nightmares", but "Welcome To Heartbreak" proved it wrong. This is one of my favorite joints off 808's & Heartbreak, and I thought it would be the ideal intro for the album. Anyways, check the video out. Its insane!

T.I. feat. Justin Timberlake - Dead and Gone
Clifford drops the seventh single off of Paper Trail, making it the fifth video from the platinum album! The JT assisted joint is an ode to people he's lost in the past, and the rebirth of T.I.. T.I. also has a current MTV show "Road to Redemption" which showcases Tip's last days before he does his year bid next month. Make sure you check the video out!

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Dope or Nope 2/17: New Asher!

Asher Roth - Silly Boy (Produced by Don Cannon)

Since Asher's dropped his Gangsta Grillz Mixtape: The Greenhouse Effect, he's gained attention from the hip hop community being the complete opposite today's MC's. His current single "I Love College" has been getting radio and video spins, and his debut album Asleep in the Bread Aisle is dropping April 21st. Now he brings you the Don Cannon produced "Silly Boy". Hit up the full story to continue reading and for a link.

With the feel-good "I Love College" catching on, listeners are wondering what will a full album sound like? Will Asher be able to keep up with other hip hop artists despite his differences in his image and music? Make sure you check this joint out for some new Asher Roth material.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Dope or Nope 2/16: New Budden

Joe Budden - In My Sleep

The nets favorite rapper, Joe Budden's second single is here. In My Sleep appears on the upcoming Padded Room album which drops next Tuesday! Hit up the full story for the link.

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Seeing is Believing 2/16 - New Plies, G-Unit, Lil Cease, and More Vids!

On today's vids...

Plies Wants It, and Needs It with Ashanti, Lil' Cease writes a letter to B.I.G., G-Unit Will Be the Shooter, Royce Da 5'9 welcomes you to the 5'9 Zone, and Mims says "Move".

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Plies feat. Ashanti - Want It, Need It
Plies' collabs with Ashanti for his second single "Want It, Need It". The JR Rotem produced track appears on his third album Da REAList, which is in stores now. There's a rumor that Plies will drop another album this year titled Realer than Usual.

Lil Cease - Letter to B.I.G.

Cease puts his take on Kiss' "Letter to B.I.G." writing a personal letter to his mentor. The video features an appearance by the actor portraying Cease in the film Notorious.

G-Unit - I'll Be the Shooter
G-Unit's latest street video, I'm assuming this is off the upcoming Blood on the Sand video game scheduled to be released February 24th. Hopefully it's better than that 50 Cent Bulletproof garbage.

Royce Da 5'9 - A Part of Me
Royce Da 5'9 brings viewers into the Twilight 5'9 Zone for his latest video where he uses a storytelling track to show his perspective on club hook-ups. Royce's upcoming album Street Hop is in stores April 21st. Big ups to my boy Matt for shooting this to me via email.

Mims - Move (If You Wanna)
This isn't that bad of a track. I'm not sure if it'll catch on or not, but the beat is pretty sick.

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Girls, Girls, Girls: Chick of the Week 2/16 - Caviar

Over the past couple of years, VH1 reinvented themselves to appeal to much younger audience and broadcast a series of celebrity based reality shows. Careers were reborn (Flava Flav), and made (New York) as a result of these shows, and VH1's newest addition to the Celebreality series' is Ray J. For the Love of Ray J has some bad ones, but the one that stands out the most to me is the lovely Caviar from Ukraine. Hit up the full story to continue reading and peep more pics!

It was hard finding pics of her, but the limited ones I found still do her justice. Her English skills may not be the best, but Caviar is fine as hell. Besides, deep accents can be sexy in a way. Aside from Caviar, Danger (the tat face) is sexy in an interesting way.

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Guess Who's Bizack!

I've been workin' hard instead of hardly working at my job so I've been absent from the blog scene. Luckily my project has came to an end so I'm here ready to knock these bloggers off their back.
While I was gone the Chris Brown and Rihanna fight received the most press and controversy so far this year, and the 50 and Rick Ross beef escalated and it still continues today (yawn at both of those). Unfortunately I was too busy to post on those, but they've been the topic on every blog/music site.
I'm back now so stay tuned for the latest and greatest in hip hop and other ill things.

- Peace

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Born Dayz: Welcome Claymore Collins II and Happy Bday J. Dilla

It's been a while since I've posted something. I've been crazy busy with this project at work and outside of the office. But I'm posting a special blog for my Nephew.
Today my Sis had her first child, Claymore Radford Collins Jr. aka Deuce (I call em Seven since he was 7 lbs, he's my 7th nephew/niece, he was born on the 7th, etc.). Congrats to her and the fam, and I wish nothing but the best for them. This lil dude is too cool tho, I went to take a picture of him and he holds up his four fingers.

Also, Happy Birthday to the late, great J. Dilla! If you don't know, J. Dilla is responsible for producing some of hip hops most soulful instrumentals, and contributed his talents to many projects from Slum Village LP's, Common's Like Water For Chocolate, and even Janet Jackson's Velvet Rope. Unfortunately, J Dilla passed three years ago from cardiac arrest.

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Saturday, January 31, 2009

What's Beef: Rick Ross Brushes Off 50 Diss, 50 Sends Out a Warning Shot

Thursday night 50's "Officer Rickey" premiered on Hot 97 which was his first diss track to Rick Ross and a challenge for Lil' Wayne. Wayne has yet to respond, but Rick Ross responded the following morning during a radio interview with Angela Yee on Shade45. Not only did he speak on the origins of this "feud", he also gives 50 48 hours to come with something harder than "Officer Rickey".

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Rick Ross Shade45 interview (Click to listen/download)
Pt. 1

In response to Officer Ross' interview, 50 posted this video warning Rick Ross that he's going to fuck his shit up for fun, and also takes another jab at Wayne stating he's currently working on his rock album.

I'm sure this isn't the end of it. Look what Rick Ross started.

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Takin' Em Back - 1/30!

Tha Dogg Pound - New York, New York

This has to be the illest diss video of all time. Snoop and Tha Dogg Pound hit New York where it hurts by not only dissing them on wax, but also putting a new meaning to the phrase stomping grounds. This video even made Jay admit the effect it had on NY when he says "It's like New York's been soft ever since Snoop came thru and crushed the buildings". Mobb Deep and C-N-N responded to this track but of course it didn't have the impact that "New York, New York" did. They couldv'e easily did a video tearing down Downtown LA or even Randy's Donuts.

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Born Dayz: Happy Birthday to my Pops!

Happy Birthday to one of my biggest role models since day one! Enjoy your day and don't have too much Patron lol. Thanks for help molding me into the man that I am.

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Dope or Nope 1/30: My President is Black Redux

Young Jeezy feat. Jay-z - My President is Black (Remix)

Last week after Barack's inauguration, Jay-z spat over the "My President is Black" instrumental labeling it the DC-Mix. This time around, Jeezy remixes the historical track and adds a new verse specifically for Bill 'O Reilly and Dennis Miller.

Last week during Washington's festivities, Jay and Jeezy celebrated the entrance of Barack and the exit of Bush. Hip Hop's biggest fan Bill O'Reilly and Dennis Miller had this to say:

Moving right along...

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Tha Rebirth of Lil' Wayne: Interviews, Videos, and Tracks

Lil' Wayne is hands down the hardest working rapper out right now. Between preparing his upcoming rock album Rebirth, working with Young Money, the T-Wayne project, appearing on everyone's tracks, and performing, this dude does not sleep. Hit up the full story to see what's going on in Wayne's world. Featuring tracks off Tha Rebirth, the first single off the forthcoming Young Money album, an ill posse track with Q-Tip, and many more!

Songs (Click to listen/download)
Prom Queen - First single off the upcoming rock album Rebirth.

Hot Revolver - Another track off Rebirth

Young Money - Every Girl - Its about time an artist brings out a crew. Reminiscent to Biggie introducing Junior Mafia to the world, Wayne is gearing up for his Young Money crews release.

Lil Wayne & Juelz Santana - Rap Cemetery

Lil Wayne & Juelz Santana - Rock Star

Lil Wayne feat. Gudda Gudda - New Orleans Maniac

Lil Wayne feat. Pharrell - Yes!

Q-Tip feat. Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes, and Raekwon - Renaissance Rap (Remix) (dope) - The Renaissance was easily one of my favorite albums of '08. This time Tip collabs with Lil Wayne, Busta, and The Chef as the spit over the bonus cut after "Move".


Prom Queen Live

Kat De Luna feat. Lil Wayne - Unstoppable

Lil Wayne sits down with CBS's Katie Couric for what looks like a very interesting interview. From this snippet below, you should expect some interesting quotes from Weezy. Please let this not be another "Cam on 60 Minutes" interview.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

What's Beef: 50 Cent Vs. Rick Ross

50 Cent - Try Me (Officer Ricky)

And so it begins! Earlier this week Ross' street single "Mafia Music" hit the net (unfortunately Blogger took my shit down and did NOT let me know, them and their damn surprises) and Ross makes a reference to 50's house being burned down by his Babymoms. Fifty, being the villainous artist that he is, thrives off of disses and any subliminal lines there's no hesitation in him responding. One would think shortly after being exposed as a C.O. and having contradictory lyrics, Ross would keep a low profile from dissing. 50 uses Rick Ross' prior career as the theme to this diss track and also disses Khaled and calls out Wayne. Thank Rick Ross for help promoting Before I Self Destruct.

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Dope or Nope 1/29: Rick Ross 1st Single!

Rick Ross feat. John Legend - Magnificent

50's newest target (you'll find out why in a minute, thats my word) teams up with John Legend for his first single off Deeper Than Rap. The J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League delivers a smooth instrumental proving Ross has a great ear for beats. Ross' third album, Deeper Than Rap is slated to release April 7th.

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What's Beef: Rhymefest Vs. Charles Hamilton

Interscope's latest signee is apparently making a name for himself. From his signature infatuation with Sonic the Hedgehog and the color pink, he's gaining attention from hip hop artists and it's audience. Not all of the recognition is positive. First there was the ridiculous beef with Soulja Boy which only lasted for a couple of weeks. After the feud with two obviously incomparable rappers ended, Charles Hamilton acquired some new foes.

On a friendly note, Charles Hamilton battled Fight Klub champ Serious Jones at the S.O.B.'s. Peep the video below:

Charles Hamilton's latest foe is Rhymefest who didn't take a reference made to him by Hamilton too kindly. In the video featured above, Hamilton called him out. Coincidentally, the same night at the S.O.B.'s, Rhymefest uploaded this message to his twitter account:

Today, Rhymefest dropped an official diss towards Charles Hamilton titled SuperSonic (Chucky Cheese). I can see a response coming shortly, maybe sooner than you think!

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Seeing is Believing 1/29 - Kiss' Letter to B.I.G.

Jadakiss feat. Faith Evans - Letter to B.I.G.

Recently I uploaded a fan-made video for Letter to B.I.G., this time it's official. The joint appears on both the biographical Notorious and Kiss' upcoming album The Last Kiss. Unintentionally, Jada started a trend with these "letter" tracks. First Maino writes a letter to Pac, Lil Cease writes a letter to B.I.G. as well, and other artists have written letters to Big L, Pun and hip hop. One of the most funniest dedications is a "Letter to Gary Coleman" by a rapper name Don Cerino who's clearly tired of all the "Letter" tracks floating around.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Criminology '95 Vs. Criminology '09

Raekwon and Ghostface - Criminology '09

This is what the games been missin', some Wu shit! In '95 Raekwon the Chef dropped the classic Only Built 4 Cuban Linx aka the Purple Tape. 14 years later, the follow up Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 is supposed to be released, and the first taste of what the Chef is cookin' up is the '09 version of his single with Ghostface "Criminology". It's a dope re-issue of the '95 joint but they had to bring it back for those who forgot about the Wu duo. Which goes harder?

Hit up the full post for Criminology '09!

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Dope or Nope 1/28: The Return of Lil Jon

Lil Jon - feat. The Game and Ice Cube

I'm not going to front, I miss the old crunk days. Lil Jon had the club joints on lock and if you had some subs in your trunk, a Lil Jon album was a must. This time around, Lil Jon hooks up with The Game and Ice Cube to sound off on censorship in music. On a side note, what ever happened to Crunk Rock?

Im'a throw this in just for the hell of if it...

Lol, hit up the full story for the rest!

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Mixtape Madness: U-N-I - Before There Was Love

Inglewood natives U-N-I link up with Mick Boogie for their current mixtape Before There Was Love. Some progress is being made for this duo and their music is dope. If you missed the NextUp blog I wrote on U-N-I, click here to check it out. Hit up the full story to peep the back cover/track listing, and download link.

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Dope or Nope 1/27: Unreleased Jay!

Jay-z - Money Goes

Apparently this track wasn't gangster enough for Jay's last release American Gangster. I can see why it didn't make the cut because it couldve potentially threw off the soulful vibe of the album. In other Jay news, the Blueprint III is still in the works.

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Seeing is Believing 1/26: New Ron Browz, Cool Kids, Cube, & More Vids!

On today's vids...

Ron Browz "Jumps Out the Window", The Cool Kids drop "Pennies", Ice Cube and Jeezy "Got They Locs On", B.o.B. sees "Lonely People" and Lil Wayne makes Kat De Luna Feel "Unstoppable",

Ron Browz - Jumping Out the Window

The Ether Boy (he's responsible for producing the classic "Ether" by Nas) drops his first solo track after appearing on two of '08's biggest club bangers "Pop Champagne" and "Arab Money". He is currently preparing his solo album with the same title as the single scheduled to be released March 17th...The autotune strikes again.

Cool Kids - Pennies

The retro duo drops their first single "Pennies" off their upcoming When Fish Ride Bicycles album. No word on a release date, just keep ya ears open.

Kat De Luna feat. Lil Wayne - Unstoppable

Lil Wayne hops on this track with another glimpse at his rockstar persona.

Ice Cube feat. Young Jeezy - Got My Locs On

Cube hooks up with Jeezy for the fourth single off his current album Raw Footage which is in stores now.

B.o.B. - Lonely People

I don't listen to B.o.B. too much, but I thought this video was interesting. B.o.B. tells a story of loners while the "lonely people" in the background proceed to get it poppin. His debut album The Adventures of B.o.B. drops this year.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

300 Posts & Bloggin' + My 10 Favorite Blogs

Its my 300th post and I wanted to take the time out again and thank all of my readers. Whether you check my site daily, pass thru occasionally, or new to my blog, keep checkin me out and know your views and comments are appreciated. Remember to keep spreading the word, voting on the polls, and posting comments keeping Hip Hop AD active. Also feel free to shoot me a suggestion or two to my email at Hit up the full story to peep 10 of my favorite blogs that I wrote and let me know which ones you felt should've made the list.

Laurence Holmes
Hip Hop AD est. '08

10 Of My Favorite Blogs (so far)

Of course I wanted to include more, but here are ten of my favorite blogs I've put together in order by date. I handpicked these joints myself so make sure you check these out!

Nas Untitled Album Review

Post Date: July 21 '08
I've never written a full album review until now. With Nas being one of my all time favorites, I felt it would be a great start to begin my legacy by reviewing the controversial Untitled album.

CNN Black In America

Post Date: July 25 '08
Last Summer CNN aired Black In America, a documentary about the lives of African Americans and what we experience in school, the job market, and in our households. Along with the full documentary, I included my thoughts on the footage.

Polls is Talkin': Song of the Summer

Post Date: Sept. 1 '08
The Summer is typically filled with hot music and more club oriented tracks. With so much music being dropped in the course of three months, I decided to narrow it down to the best song of the Summer. I posted a poll as to what is the song of the Summer, and the winner was "A Millie". The artwork I created makes it one of my favorites automatically. I also view this blog as a time capsule of the Summer of 2008.

I Went to the MTV VMA's!

Post Date: Sept. 8 '08
This past September, I attended the 2008 VMA's at Paramount Studios. I was in the presence of numerous celebrities and I witnessed the awards ceremony live. It's only write I had to blog about my experience.

Common & NERD Concert

Post Date: Sept. 15 '08
In the amazing month of September, one of the many things I did was hit up the Common and NERD concert at The Wiltern out here in LA. The show was dope and it featured the latest and the greatest from two of hip hop's most innovative artist. My boy Bart got to rock with NERD and Common even shouted me out in a freestyle.

Girls, Girls, Girls: Chick of the Week - Dania Ramirez
Post Date: Sept. 29 '08
Ever since I saw the Spike Lee Joint, She Hate Me, I was hooked. Then when she appeared on NBC's Heroes, she went up in my book. If you've been sleeping on the beautiful Dania Ramirez, make sure you check out this blog.

My 16 Gets Published in KING Magazine

Post Date: Oct. 13 '08
Anyone who knows me personally knows that I have a way with putting rhymes together. Apparently KING Magazine recognizes the writing talent and decided to publish one of my 16's (for the third time) in the October issue. I was honored to win and it brought me one step closer to my dream of making it.

Old Generation vs. New Generation

Post Date: Oct. 20 '08
Since '08 there's been a new wave of hip hop artists. The emergence of new artists gained recognition from XXL Magazine with their three-cover issue introducing the new hip hop acts to the world. With the issue hitting newsstands, it caused me to compare today's newbies to the 90's newbies.

20 Hip Hop Covers Redone Via Lego

Post Date: Dec. 11 '08
Coming up I loved Lego's and music. What would be iller than redoing classic hip hop album covers with Legos? The covers bring back memories and are also humorous and creative.

Seeing is Believing: My Top 10 Videos of 2008

Post Date: Dec. 27 '08
Ever since I was a young'n I loved music videos because they bring the songs to life and can also be artistic. Over the past couple of years, music videos have became cliche and started losing their artistic appeal. Therefore, I put together my ten favorite music videos of '08 which I felt kept the art form alive.

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Girls, Girls, Girls: Chick of the Week 1/26 - Daddy's Girls

This weeks CotW entry goes to Vanessa and Angie. These sisters don't only look good, they act got a business state of mind. From their shoe line Pastries to their show to Vanessa's acting career, these chick's are on the right track to success. These ladies are young, sexy and single, and even made Kanye say "cuz' when the Jesus pieces cant bring me peace/yo I need this at least, uh, one of Russell's nieces"

One in particular who caught my eye was Vanessa. Both sisters are attractive, but Vanessa has more of what I look for in a woman. I love a chick with legs, lips, and breasts, but aside from all that she seems down to Earth and carries herself in a mature manner. Apparently I'm not the only one feelin' her since she made Maxim's Hot 100.

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Dope or Nope 1/25: You're Now Rockin' Wit The Best...Rapper Alive

Lil Wayne - Prom Queen

It appears that Lil Wayne's "Rock" album is official. Earlier this week Tha Rebirth received a release date of April 7th, and now the first single is here. "Prom Queen" is the first single which sounds completely different from previous singles that Wayne's released. Click the full story to continue reading.

The question is, are you feelin it? Honestly, it'll have to grow on me. As of right now I'm feelin the instrumentation but the abusive autotune sound isn't doing it for me. I do give it up to Wayne for stepping into a new realm of music. Comparing his Block is Hot days to now, you can definitely see his progression not only as a rapper but as an artist.
On a side note, they need to throw this joint on Rockband. That'll be excellent marketing for the project and add more to the dopeness of Rockband.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Takin' Em Back - 1/23

Ghostface Killah feat. Mary J. Blige - All That I Got Is You

Even though I didn't become a GFK fan til his second album, I always thought this was a excellent track and it's one of Ghost's best to date. Ghostface does his descriptive storytelling as usual about his struggles coming up. The vivid lyrics Ghostface spits makes the audience feel his pain. To add to the soulful piano instrumental, the Wally Champ gets Mary J. on the hook making the track flawless.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Dope or Nope 1/21 - Another Letter to B.I.G.

Lil' Cease - Letter to B.I.G.

Last month Jadakiss wrote his letter to B.I.G. in a song format (click here to listen). Now, former Biggie protege' hops on the beat and expresses his thoughts to his late friend. Though Cease was closer to Big, I'm feelin' Jada's more. Thoughts?
*If you're wondering who that is pictured above, that's "supposed to be" Lil Cease in Biggie's bioflick Notorious which is in theaters now.

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What's Beef: Joe Budden Vs. Saigon Continues...

Saigon - Pushing Buddens

Earlier this week I posted a blog on hip hop's latest beef consisting of Joe Budden and Just Blaze artist Saigon (click here to catch up on it). First Joey put out his track in response to Sai talkin' reckless, then Saigon responded going hard on Joe causing Budden to fire back. The latest in the beef is Saigon's "Pushing Buddens" where Saigon disses Joe over his own beat (as most rappers do) using "Pump it Up". Below is a video of Joe Budden and his affiliate Killah BH listening to the latest diss.

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Best News I Heard All Day: The Beginning of the END

Lupe Fiasco Announces Album Release Date

Lupe made the announcement at an Autralia concert that the first of the three disk LupEND series will be out this June! That's right, the Everywhere disk will drop in less than 6 months. I'm assuming a first single will be here in a couple of months. Keep your ears open!

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Dope or Nope 1/20 - Our President is Black!

Young Jeezy feat. Jay-z - My President (DC Mix)

Congrats and big up's to the 44th Prez Barack Obama. The Jiggaman hops on the ode to Barack off of Young Jeezy's political effort The Recession. The impressive verse Jay delivered hit the net yesterday in live video format, but the official song is here! Peep the video below, and the full story for the rest. Drop a line or two about who went in more, Jay or Nas.

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It's Official! Barack Obama Inaguartion Videos!

On this historical day, Barack Obama officially becomes the 44th president of the United States. If you were working hard like myself and missed the Inauguration videos, I'm posting them up for you. Hit up the full story to peep the great speeches by President Obama and let's get ready for change! We did it!

Inauguration Speech Pt. 1

Inauguration Speech Pt. 2

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Polls is Talkin': NextUp - Drake

On my latest poll I asked Hip Hop AD readers who's they feel is the next best thing. While the results were all close, Canadian MC Drake was the winner. You may have seen him on the hit high school show Degrassi where he plays the crippled ball player Jimmy. He has now ventured into music being a new rapper/singer signed to Interscope under the name Drake. He is also apart of Lil' Wayne's entourage Young Money. Being affiliated with Young Money granted Drake numerous Wayne collabo's and he is rumored to produce Drake's debut album Thank Me Later. Drake being signed to Interscope, radio-friendly joints, and his Lil Wayne affiliation gives him the potential to be the next big thing.
Peep the full story to get Drake's latest mixtape and peep the rest of the poll results.

Drake is working on his newest mixtape So Far Gone. His latest mixtape, Heartbreak Drake features his best material and freestyles over some of the hottest beats out at the moment. Click here to get Heartbreak Drake.

Poll Results: Who's the Best Rookie in the Game? (Click the artists name to peep blogs on them)

1. Drake - 40%
2. Kid Cudi - 20%
3. Charles Hamilton - 20%
4. Jay Electronica - 10%
5. Asher Roth - 10%

Don't like the results? Do your thang and vote!

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