Crakk is back with a new one. (more…)
Love this guy. Pizza, Chief Keef, chicken, and waffels are topics of discussion. (more…)
1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) “2012″ (Artwork & Tracklist)
They kind of almost look like the same person. Head down bottom so you know what to expect on May 22nd (more…)
Did the New York Jets REALLY call a press conference for their new backup quarterback the other day, Tim Tebow?! Are you serious?! What’s next? Their equipment manager being thrown around in trade rumors? One thing is true about the Jets, when the toe-sucking head coach, Rex Ryan first got to the Big Apple, the Jets were making strides. They made it to the AFC Championship game two years in a row, and both times they, came up short. Just to make it there twice in a row is an accomplishment within itself, due to the fact that there are plenty of teams in the NFL who haven’t reached the playoffs since the Bill Clinton Administration, “PLAYOFFS?!” “PLAYOFFS?!” *Jim Mora voice* But since coming up short one game of the Super Bowl in back-to-back seasons, the Jets have faltered, and their preverbal bark has become more than their bite. Now with the new season gearing up, and them being forced to see their cross-town rivals, the New York Giants flaunting their new Super Bowl jewelry, Gang Green is fighting back by adding the world’s biggest Christian to their roster, Timothy Richard Tebow. Bringing in the guy who ESPN’s Merril Hodge loves (that’s sarcasm if you didn’t notice) won’t help Jets one bit, and here are five reason why: 1. Having a press conference for someone who has yet to prove himself, and probably never will isn’t a good thing. As a backup quarterback, your only job in life is to carry around a clipboard, and keep the NFL cap that you wear clean, since you and your helmet won’t see any action on the field. 2. If Timmy does get into the game, everyone knows it’s going to be a run package, even people that don’t watch football know that. So if they all know, then so do the defensive coordinators of the opposing teams. 3. Making a spectacle by bringing in another guy at the QB position while your starting QB, Mark Sanchez is stealing $58 Million Dollars from you already isn’t a good thing. Quarterbacks are the prima donnas of the league, always crying and complaining that someone is out to take their job. So no matter how good both quarterbacks’ PR answers are to the press, that atmosphere alone will create tension in the locker room. 4. Tebow Mania might have worked in Denver, but here in New York, if you don’t produce as a professional athlete, (which Timmy won’t) the people of this great city will crucify you faster than you can say Passion Of The Christ 5. The NFL is the ultimate team sport, because it takes players on both sides of the ball to make plays. So when you have a single player hogging all the glory, while doing absolutely nothing to deserve it, it can take away from team chemistry, and without that team chemistry, you can look forward to the Jets having another dismal season.
Here’s a cool look at The-Dream, as Pitchfork hung with him at his show at S.o.B.’s earlier this month. (more…)
Time for a new face, and he goes by Dolo The Bandit. (more…)
Right now in this day and age of Hip-Hop, seeing an MC of the Caucasian variety isn’t such a big deal, because it has become more of the norm. One of the artists that helped to really spearhead the movement in the early 2000’s was Memphis native, Patrick Lanshaw; better known to his fans as Lil Wyte. Signed to Hypnotize Minds back 2002, Lil Wyte released his Doubt Me Now debut in 2003, with Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul and Juicy J handling all of the production duties. From there, he went onto release four more albums; in addition to three of them successfully landing respectable spots on the music charts, he also garnered more praise for his artistry. Now with just under 10 years in a game that guarantees no longevity, the head of Wyte Music gears up to release his sixth studio album, Still Doubted in June. iHipHop had a chance to catch up with the longtime Three 6 Mafia affiliate to discuss the love/hate relationship of the Internet, being compared to other white MC’s, having full creative control for the first time ever, and plenty more. iHipHop.com: You’ve been off the grid for a little bit… So what do you have new cooking? Lil Wyte: I’m recording a new album, and it’s dropping in June called Still Doubted… There’s going to be Three 6 Mafia production, of course… I’m also working with a couple of new young producers… I started my own label, Wyte Music a couple of years back, and I released two albums through it. One of them was Sno: Year Round with Jelly Roll… I also signed Shamrock, who won The White Rapper Show on VH1… Besides that, I’ve just been grinding man… iHipHop.com: With the name of your upcoming project being called Still Doubted, is that how you feel about your career up to this point? As if people still doubt you? Lil Wyte: Not really doubting my career, because I know that I’m not doubted… But with Doubt Me Now, my first album being everyone’s favorite— and when I drop this album it would’ve been 10 years since Doubt Me Now… So now it’s kind of like a question: “Am I still doubted?” That’s pretty much how I went about it… iHipHop.com: With this being your sixth studio album, has the creative process gotten easier or harder? Lil Wyte: Well, the cool thing about this album is that I told [DJ] Paul and Juicy [J] that I wanted to put this album out through my label; Wyte Music… They told me to do what I do, and that they were still going to help me promote it and all of that… So they gave me all creative control, and this is actually going to be my first album where I have full creative control… So I’m going to have a lot more fun with this album… There are a few topics that I really wanted to touch on for years… But being with [DJ] Paul and Juicy [J] on the Three 6 Mafia label—there’s a certain formula that you have to stick by… There’s going to be a lot more production from other people rather than just from Three 6 Mafia… I rap about different sh!t on other people’s beats… [DJ] Paul and Juicy’s beats just bring out that gutter stuff… I’m going to have a lot of good features on this album, and there’s going to be some surprises… iHipHop: With this huge influx of white MC’s; people like Yelawolf, Action Bronson, Mac Miller, Asher Roth, MGK (Machine Gun Kelly), and so on; does it bother you when people are quick to group you in with them? Lil Wyte: I just said this on the Twitter the other day; I think it’s amazing that are enough white rappers out there for us actually to be getting compared to each other now [Laughing]… I think it’s funny, I really do… I’m actually a huge fan of Yelawolf, and I’m a huge fan of Rittz… I kicked it with those guys down in Atlanta, and they’re cool people… They both came up to me, and was saying when I album dropped, they were in their Chevys riding around in the ‘hood bumping it… All the ‘hood white rappers give me my props… So being grouped in doesn’t get under my skin; it really don’t… If they’re doing this music the wrong way; then of course… But as long as they’re doing it properly, it’s cool… iHipHop.com: What’s your take on the Internet? Has it helped or hurt the artist? Lil Wyte: It’s one of those love/hate relationships… Doubt Me Now dropped in ’03, so I was able to get that last little group of people that actually went out and bought CD’s… So that’s why Doubt Me Now has over 350,000 copies sold to date… That was with little promo, and no video… That was just word-of-mouth that the CD was dropping… But as the years went on, everyone’s album sales dropped because of the Internet… But with me, I’ve slowly figured out how to use the Internet to my advantage… I keep on Twitter; “Yo, I’m in Atlanta, what’s going on tonight?” Next thing you know, you’re in the studio with God knows who because of the Internet… So it does hurt sales-wise, but when it comes to social networking, and really getting your music to a wider audience; it makes sense… I’ve made so much money off FaceBook and Twitter… They just hit me up: “I need a show, how much do you charge?” You just have to know how to use it for you…
The artist formally known as Malice, and the other brother to Pusha T stopped by trio’s place of business to discuss his book, and plenty more. (more…)
Not sure why famous people think they’re above paying taxes. The 99% do, so the 1% needs to get on board, or continue to be put on blast just like Nasir Jones is right now. According to TMZ: The next time you buy a Nas album, you’re really just handing your money over to the government — because the rapper’s delinquent tax filings have caused Uncle Sam to begin garnishing his wages … TMZ has learned. As TMZ first reported, Nas is in tax debt up to his eyeballs … if his eyeballs were $6,000,000 tall. So the government has finally tired of waiting for Nas to pay up, so they filed documents in the state of Georgia to have his wages garnished — via the music publishing organizations BMI and ASCAP — until the debt is paid off.
Not even sure that Dame has $1.5 left to his name, so good luck with that one, Spitta. (more…)
Places he loves to perform, meeting Ricky, how to pronounce his name, and more come into play. (more…)
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