Idle Warship is Res and Talib Kweli. Click Here to Listen to "Industry Diary" Res is a world renowned singer/songwriter from Philadelphia, who has been known to mix all types of genres together to create her own sound. Her voice is the real deal. If you are not a fan of Res, you simply haven’t heard her. She released an album on Geffen in 2004 titled How I Do, which is cherished by those who own it. Talib Kweli is one of hip hop’s premier artists, known for his ability to create songs that respect hip hop culture but transcend it’s boundaries. He is considered one of our best lyricists. Along with classic albums released by his groups Black Star and Reflection Eternal and a 2007 collaboration with Madlib, he has released 3 solo albums, garnering the hits "Get By" and "Hot Thing." Res has appeared on every one of those albums. From "Where Do We Go" (Quality), to "Going Hard" and "We Got the Beat" (Beautiful Struggle), from "Soul Music" (Liberation) to "Everything Man" (Eardrum), Res and Kweli have shown incredible chemistry. Idle Warship started as an idea to make a dance song for fun. It has since morphed into a full blown labor of love, with it’s own identity. We no longer control it. Res and Talib Kweli equal Idle Warship, but Idle Warship does not equal Res and Talib Kweli. Idle Warship is a vehicle of expression, it is a state of mind that creates art that is needed. It is not needed for the world, it is needed for the artist. It is selfish. It is egotistical. It is confused. It is human. Pop stars, movie stars, celebuglies, this is what we worship. They are beyond royalty, we try to assign a divine quality to them. We prop them up and make sacrifices to them. There are always new deities screaming for our attention, and we dispose of our gods in grand fashion. We tear them to shreds and fight over the scraps like rats on a sinking ship. The Lauryn Hills, Britney Spears and Anna Nicoles of the world were once little girls with dreams. They seem crazy, but I say they are sane reactions to a crazy world. An Idle Warship sits at the port, waiting for a war that will never be fought. This is who we’ve become, so empty that we do not participate in activity we are designed for. We are Idle Warships at bay, afraid of the fight on the open seas. This music is the soundtrack for our lives. It is voyeuristic, and it takes you on a journey thru flesh and blood, but the divine is on the other side. We had to come to your world to get you and bring you back to ours.
This boy has toooooooooo much time on his hands….. oh know I mean schlong on his hands. lol
Warner Music Group, has made a $25 million bid for ownership of Death Row Records‘ music related assets, including the rights to music recordings, videos, master copies of recordings, merchandising rights and inventory. Death Row Records, founded by Dr. Dre and Marion "Suge" Knight in 1991, once home to Tupac and Snoop Dogg, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April of 2006, listing debts of as much as $137.4 million and $4.4 million in assets. WMG is the highest bidder. If no bidders top Warner‘s offer of $25 million, then the assets will be sold through a court run auction. WMG is the third largest record label in the world, and has a large number of labels and divisions, including Warner Chappell, a publishing company which already manages some of Death Row‘s songs, Atlantic Records, Bad Boy Records and Elektra Records. Death Row has sold nearly 50 million units worldwide, and generated close to $750 million in revenue.
by AF The Game is being accused of possessing a firearm and displaying it in front of an officer during pick-up a basketball game. Instead of going to trial, Game decided to expect a 4 month jail sentence. In a recent interview with Monsta magazine, The Game said: "The crazy part about this is that I’ve had guns before in my life," he explained. "But this time I didn’t have a gun. And because one person said I had a gun and coaxed his homies into saying that I had a gun, I’m in a predicament where I’m asking, Do I want to spend another million dollars to fight this trial so who knows what jury’s gonna come in and say I’m guilty? Or do I want to save my money, go sit down for four months and accept this felony they’re trying to give me for no reason?"
Super-Producer, 9th Wonder, formerly of Little Brother, has once again teamed up with legendary MC, Buckshot, of Black Moon, and the lead MC, of the mighty Boot Camp Clik, for their follow up album The Formula. When it came time to name their second collaborative opus, Buckshot lamented it was an easy choice Every song is dealing with a topic. Each track specifically has a Formula, hence where the title of the album came from. I am The Formula and I found The Formula with 9th Wonder. I’ve always had a certain sound within Hip-Hop and 9th Wonder helps bring out my unique style. We share a comfort level that allows me to be at ease when it comes to recording and that natural sound translates into great music." While The Formula lead-single, Go All Out f/Carlitta Durand) is already making waves, the video for the single will feature Charlie Murphy in a series of skits with Buckshot. Two-other videos for The Formula have already been shot as well, Hold It Down f/Talib Kweli and the LP title track The Formula which will feature 3D animation. Fans can watch Buckshot live in concert this year at the SXSW Music Conference, the Paid Dues Festival in LA (March) and as part of Duck Down USA Summer Label Tour, which will touch down in over 35 major cities. Tracklisting and credits for The Formula (all songs produced by 9th Wonder): 1.) Intro-The Formula f/ The Formula Crew 2.) Ready (Brand New Day) 3.) Be Cool f/Swan 4.) Go All Out f/Carlitta Durand 5.) No Future 6.) Hold It Down f/Talib Kweli and Tyler Woods 7.) Whassup with U f/Keisha Shontelle 8.) Only For You (Lou) 9.) Just Display 10.) Here We Go 11.) Throwing’ Shade 12.) Shinin’ Yall f/Arafat Yates and Big Chops of M1 Platoon 13.) Man Listen The Formula hits stores 4/11/08
Pete Rock, aka Chocolate Boy Wonder, is back with his new release, New York’s Finest. His latest full length effort, set for release on February 26th will, in Pete’s words, provide some "balance" in an industry that seems to have forgotten how great music should be done. New York’s Finest will include Royal Flush , Red Man, LB, he’s a new artist coming out of Nyack, New York, Chip-Fu, Renee Nuefville from Zhane, Jim Jones, Max B, Styles P, Sheek Louch, Little Brother, Papoose, and of course Pete drops a few lines. "We Roll" from NY’s Finest (Nature Sounds) ft Jim Jones "Till I Retire" from NY’s Finest (Nature Sounds) Video Shoot Details: "’Till I Retire" and "Best Believe" featuring Redman Show up to the shoot and be cast as an extra! Pete Rock video shoot at Crash Mansion this Friday, 2/8 in NYC! Show up at 12:30PM SHARP to be considered! Address: 199 Bowery St. (At Spring St) Duration 1pm-5:30pm source
Tyra took a lie detector test and was asked was she jealous of Oprah? She said no, here are the results:
According to a former member of Lil Wayne’s entourage, the popular hip hop artist is considering entering rehab for his marijuana addiction. Come on…. Marijuana!!!!!!!!!!!
Christina Aguilera and her twins were out yesterday, as the singer signed copies of her new DVD in West Hollywood. She gave birth to her son last month.
Building on the widespread acclaim of African American Lives (2006) and Oprah's Roots (2007), AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES 2 again journeys deep into ancestry of an all-new group of remarkable individuals, offering an in-depth look at the African-American experience and race relationsthroughout U.S. history. Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. returns as series host, guiding genealogical investigationsdown through the 20th century, Reconstruction, slavery and early U.S. history, and presenting cutting-edgegenetic analysis that locates participants' ancestors in Africa, Europe and America. Joining Professor Gatesin the new broadcast are poet Maya Angelou, author Bliss Broyard, actor Don Cheadle, actor Morgan Freeman,theologian Peter Gomes, publisher Linda Johnson Rice, athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee, radio personalityTom Joyner, comedian Chris Rock, music legend Tina Turner, and college administrator Kathleen Henderson,who was selected from more than 2,000 applicants to have her family history researched and DNA testedalongside the series' well-known guests. source
by AF The creator of Criminals Gone Wild DVD, Ousala Aleem aka FD, brings you "Nigger: The Movie". The film analyzes the origin and and the contradictions of the N word.
Ms Trina is featured on the cover of the Black history issue of the prestigious “Smooth” magazine. The 30-year-old, dubbed the Queen Of The South, is making a big comeback and she isn’t as "thick" as she once was – thanks to what she calls "a liquid cleanse". She explains, "Every time you’re hungry, you gotta drink the liquid. It’s pretty strenuous, but you really have to stick it out." But she assures fans she’ll never be superslim: "I am not that little, and I’m not trying to be runway-model thin. "I’m from the South, so I gotta keep the curves and the assets."
Devin the Dude is parting ways with Rap-A-Lot Records after a 15 year-plus relationship. According to Devin the Dude, there was no ill will behind the split. "Rap-A-Lot has been my family for a long time and there’s no bad blood at all". Devin is currently exploring offers from various record labels with plans to release more new music.
This is off of 9 Wonders upcoming digital EP ft NYOIL. Get it on February 20th
Sen. John McCain cemented his Republican front-runner status Tuesday, piling up big wins coast-to- coast. Democratic voters remain evenly split on Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama for their party’s nomination. On Tuesday night, McCain capped the night by taking California and all its 170 delegates. He has gathered 615 delegates so far in his presidential campaign. Obama won more states, but Clinton won states with higher delegate counts.Barack won: Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Utah, Illinois and Georgia with a total of 732. Clinton won: Arizona, Arkansas, Oklahoma,Tennessee, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts with a total of 825. Gov. Mitt Romneyhas 268delegates, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has 169. The presidential races head to key primaries in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia next Tuesday. The candidates hope to gain momentum for those with victories in the Louisiana primaries and Washington state caucuses on Saturday.
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