October 2009 Blog Posts (269)

Lil Wayne Breaks Down "Rebirth's" Sound, "I Play Guitar On 80% Of The Songs"

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has offered more details on his upcoming Rebirth album and said fans could still expect to hear a heavy rock influence on a majority of the records.

According to Weezy, rocker Travis Barker made the album's guest features cut.



"Yes, the album is still rock," Wayne explained in an interview. "I play guitar on 80 percent of the songs and there's a lot of rock influences and rock beats. I also have Travis… Continue

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Soulja Boy On Working W/ Kanye West, "I Got Some Sh*t Coming W/ Him, Me & Drake"

Teen rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em recently discussed his working relationship with Kanye West and said the Grammy-winning producer has been a fan since his 2008 dispute with Ice-T.

Aside from admiring Yeezy, Soulja Boy also revealed joint records they have been working on.



"He been f*ckin' with me like when I had that little situation with Ice-T, he reached out and was like, 'What the f*ck! Leave Soulja Boy alone,'" Soulja Boy explained in… Continue

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Memphis Bleek Responds To Beanie Sigel's Diss, "I Just Seen Son At Powerhouse, Wasn't Nothing & Now It's Something"

Memphis Bleek has responded to Beanie Sigel's "Not Your Average Cat" name drop and questioned why his former Roc-A-Fella labelmate would go after Jay-Z.

Writing via Twitter, Bleek expressed his initial confusion and gave props for Beans' diss.



"Just waking up my phone going crazy over this segiel sh*t," Bleek wrote Friday (October 30) morning. "I just seen son at power house wasn't nothing now its something..... I'm lost on that....… Continue

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Baby Fires More Jay-Z Taunts, "I Don't Think The People Feel Him Like That"

After recently questioning Jay-Z as the number one "hot" artist in rap according to MTV's standards, Baby has continued to explain why his Cash Money Records' roster outshines Hov.

Citing Lil Wayne as the frontman, the Birdman based his main comparison on profits.



"No n*gga in the business itself make more money than us," Baby explained in an interview. "More than [Wayne], than us. So how could a motherf*cker even want that title if he… Continue

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Fabolous, Just Blaze, Lil Cease & More React To Beanie Sigel's Jay-Z Diss

Fabolous, Just Blaze, Lil Cease and more have shared their mixed reactions to Beanie Sigel's unexpected "Average Cat" diss record which is directed at Jay-Z.

Fabolous, who has close ties to Hov, explained his position on the former labelmate's relationship.



"I jus heard a JayZ diss record by Beanie Siegel..," Fab wrote Friday (October 30). "That's ill to me.. And the record is hard! Never thought i would hear a JayZ diss song by Beanie… Continue

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Drake Prepared For Lil Wayne's Jail Bid, "I'll Just Do What I Can To Keep The Whole Team Going"

Young Money's Drake has shared his reaction to Lil Wayne's speculated one-year jail sentence and said he is willing to lead the Young Money/Cash Money camp until the rapper returns home.

Aside from his initial shock, Drake also said he felt Weezy could easily overcome his time behind bars.



"He's dealing with it well," Drizzy revealed in an interview. "Wayne's not usually gonna open up emotionally and tell you how he's really feeling… Continue

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Jay-Z F/ Alicia Keys- "Empire State of Mind" [Official Music Video]



Jay-Z F/ Alicia Keys- "Empire State of Mind" [Official Music… Continue

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Beanie Sigel had a record deal,a record label and a clothing line and never went platinum-Jay-Z

Beanie Sigel had a record deal,a record label and a clothing line and never went platinum. I dont know in the history of rap has anyone done so much with so little. If that’s not pushing a person sh!t” –… Continue

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Philly Rap Pioneers Honored During 2009 Philly UMA'S

By Roman Wolfe A number of Philadelphia Hip-Hop legends will honored next month during the 2009 Philly Urban Music Awards.







The event will be hosted by Hip-Hop radio pioneer Lady and will bestow the Lifetime Achievement Award on Gangsta Rap pioneer, Schoolly D., who released some of the earliest and most influential records of the genre, including “P.S.K.,” “I Don‘t Like Rock & Roll,” “It’s Crack,” “We Get Ill” and… Continue

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Rocawear Licenser Iconix Buys Majority Stake In Ecko

By Ismael AbduSalaam Apparel licensing company and Rocawear manufacturer Iconix has completed a new deal that gives them a 51% stake in the Ecko clothing brand.







The deal gives Iconix a majority stake in Ecko’s private portfolio, and was finalized for the amount of $63.5 million.







Iconix expects a quick turnaround on their investment, projecting the venture to generate $42-$44 million in revenue by the end of… Continue

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Plies Pays Young Fan $1000 To Leave His Show

From HipHopWired

Since Plies flooded the airwaves with his sex-driven lyrics on tracks such as “Becky” and “Bust It Baby”, the rapper has come off as being more than rated R as he has dubbed himself the realist. Being the realist, he has been one not to bite his tongue and say things exactly how he feels.



As a replacement for Gucci Mane this weekend at FAMU, however, the rapper showed that he is aware of that fact of timing and that… Continue

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Thisis50 Interview With Mike Epps "People Like Me & 50 Snuck In The Business" [A Must See Interview]

Thisis50 sat down with Mike Epps for an exclusive interview.



Comedian/Actor 'Mike Epps' talked about how he became the guy who is, freestyles over a ringtone, his new album 'Funny Bidness', 50 Cent, why he hasn't been nominated for any oscars, the Lil' Mama/ Jay-Z situation, & much… Continue

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Joe Budden Airs Out Tahiry Break-Up, "I Was Ready To Marry My Significant Other"

Joe Budden recently discussed the details surrounding his break-up with Tahiry and said he was thankful he did not follow through and marry the one-time King Magazine covergirl.

Speaking via a blog broadcast, Budden spoke on the couple's differences.



"My life is pretty routine and predictable," Budden said during a blog broadcast. "i don't need much, I'm not controlling, I'm not jealous, I'm not insecure, I'm not any of the things that… Continue

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Michael Jackson "This Is It" Soundtrack On Track For 300K First-Week Debut

The late Michael Jackson's This Is It soundtrack will reportedly dominate sales charts next week with nearly 300,000 projected copies in its first seven days.

Along with Jackson, new releases from artists like Tech N9ne and Brian McKnight will reportedly chart.



The late superstar continues to bolster the record business, with the Epic release of the companion album to This Is It hitting retail to the tune of what looks now like around… Continue

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Suspect In T.I. Shooting Case Pleads Guilty, Admits To Taking Part In Fatal Shoot-Out

Today, the man responsible for helping in the 2006 murder of T.I.'s friend and assistant Philant Johnson has confessed his role in the fatal shoot-out.

Pardon Thomas pleaded guilty to multiple charges including manslaughter and assault.



Padron Thomas, 41, pleaded guilty Wednesday to manslaughter, tampering with evidence and five counts of felonious assault. Thomas admitted he was driving a vehicle north on Interstate 75 in a May 3, 2006,… Continue

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Triple C's On Working W/ The Game & Mack 10, "These Are Moves A Boss Is Supposed To Make"

With this week's release of Rick Ross and Triple C's new album, Custom Cars & Cycles, SOHH sat down with the four-member team to discuss why they decided to shine light on the West Coast with features by The Game, Mack 10 and Warren G.

According to Ross, the West is known for providing the "gangster" music he has been inspired by.



"You know, I'm fans of the West Coast music, you know, that's who created that gangsta sh*t," Ross… Continue

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Crooked I To Benzino, "If You Disrespect Slaughterhouse, Then You Are Disrespecting Me"

Slaughterhouse's Crooked I recently addressed Benzino calling out certain members in his rap group and pledged his loyalty toward Royce Da 5'9, Joe Budden and Joell Ortiz.

In addition to standing by his team, Crooked also explained why he ignored Zino's taunts over the summer.



"Some dudes I have respect for and some dudes I don't," he explained in an interview about rap beefs. "It's like me sitting back and watching Benzino say, 'I… Continue

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Hip-Hop Designer Marc Ecko Forced To Sell Brand To Pay Off Creditors

Hip-Hop clothing designer Marc Ecko's financial issues have officially caught up with him with new reports confirming that he has been forced to give up his clothing trademark.

Details on the designer's loss landed online today (October 28).



Ecko was forced to sell off a controlling stake in Ecko, middle America's most familiar hip-pop fashion line in order to raise cash to pay off creditors. It'll help the feeble brand hobble on, but it… Continue

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Russell Simmons Reacts To Michael Jackson's "This Is It" Film, "I Was Really Inspired"

Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons has shared his reaction to today's release of the late Michael Jackson's This Is It film and said the movie "inspired" him.

Writing via Twitter, the rap mogul expressed his overall feelings on the film.



"Dat michael jackson sh*t was amazing," he wrote last night (October 27). "I was really inspired/surprised ... Sat with ice t and coco. Fun night." (Russell Simmons' Twitter)

The rap community has… Continue

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Eminem “in Talks” for Horror Movie Series, Says Publicist

XXL reports:

Earlier today (October 28) reports hit the ’net that Eminem was prepping the release a series of horror films titled Shady Talez.



Gore fans read on website shocktillyoudrop.com that the Detroit MC had plans to develop a anthology of flicks paying homage to some of the genre’s cult favorites like Christine, Aliens and The Lost Boys. The site said Em would even have multiple acting roles.



XXLMag.com spoke to the rap… Continue

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