On Saturday night July 12th in the summer of the two thousand and fourteenth year Joe Budden signed himself up for a roast. Then he got heckled, and quit. An event named Total Slaughter showcased a battle rap legend, Hollow Da Don, throwing bars at the reality television artist in a bid for internet notoriety. Video after the jump.
Son of Greg is a thoughtful story about the origins of Royce and his current concerns. But the video, amusingly, features interludes wherein Jalen Rose (Nickel Nine’s buddy?) talking to Joe Budden about his prep for the soon-to-be legendary battle with Hollow Da Don. Joe seems confident and ready with his Slaughterhouse friends backing him all the way.
Joe Budden explains his introduction to songwriting through battling and why he is so energized to take on battle champ Hollow Da Don. Get through the Elliott Wilson laugh and there are some somber anecdotes that define Joe. All bets are off for the pay-per-view event starring Joe as Goliath and the lesser known Hollow as David. Watch the interview and the trailer for the Hollow and Joe battle after the jump.
With anticipation growing for their forthcoming third LP, Slaughterhouse drops a new ten-track mixtape to hold their fans over in the interim. House Rules includes an impressive production lineup with instrumentals coming from The Heatmakerz, araabMUZIK, Harry Fraud, Nottz, and more.
Stream and tracklist after the jump. Read More
Sometimes wish there were separate Rap Awards for things like this…radio freestyling. Slaughterhouse does it probably better than anyone else who’s ever done it as a group. Maybe Wu Tang is in the picture if you edit them down to their giants. These guys are a class unto themselves though. They don’t need to make songs.
what is cultural memory? news stories and internet videos are 3-minute clips. toddlers of the millennium can use a tablet before they know how to speak; instant fame has shrunk from the designated fifteen minutes to a few. the cycle goes: reality show star to porn debutante to burnt-out addict in 2 years. simply put, we’re tired of remembering so we gave up on it.
It’s been over a month since Kendrick Lamar shook the Rap world to its very foundations with his verse on Big Sean’s “Control”. If you have been hiding under a rock and have not heard the song, Kendrick claims the title of King of New York while appearing to take shots at J. Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Wale, Pusha T, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Big Sean, Jay Electronica, Tyler, The Creator and Mac Miller. Rappers from every section of the globe bolted to their Twitter accounts and their soundproof studio booths to respond to the Compton native’s jabs. Some applauded Kendrick for giving rap a much needed shot in the arm, while others took things a bit more personally and made response records. Read More
Don’t you just hate then the person taking the cell phone camera footage turns the camera on themselves? Anyways, this was bound to happen because neither of these two even like each other. Next up are the diss songs. Read More
If you keep up with Love & Hip-Hop like this writer, (don’t judge me) then you know that Joe Budden bowed out, and didn’t want to be a part of this song that is completely about him. So Tahiry tapped Styles P and Murda for features instead. Read More