Pitchfork Media, recognized by many as the realest reviewers in the game, destroyed Jay-Z and his new album, Kingdom Come giving it a score of 5 out of 10. PM writes, "With the energy Jay brings to most of these tracks, you’d think 30 was the new 60." READ THE REVIEW HERE
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno According to the New York Post, The Game was arrested in New York over the weekend for impersonating a police officer. Apparently the rapper told a cab driver to run red lights because he was an undercover cop in a hurry. They drove 13 blocks before a real officer pulled them over for reckless driving. But Game’s lawyer Jeffrey Lichtman said the charges are ridiculous and is a new low for the NYPD. "This harassment of The Game and other hip-hop artists by the NYPD has got to stop – and a painful loss at trial may be just the solution," Lichtman told the New York Post. Lichtman also said that the cab driver was passing the buck so he could get out of a ticket. Apparently, NYPD had been following The Game the entire time he’s been in New York.
Paris Hilton is showing out again. Does she do this on purpose?
By: Hot Gossip Gal Flavor of Love star New York is hoping her reality showI love New York will air on VH1 before the end of the year. For the gal who hoped to ‘stand by her man’ ..Flavor Flavand yet who was beaten not just once but twice by Hoopz and Delishus, losing could never have been better. The ultimate diva had this to say "VH1 has not determined an exact air date yet because of time slot issues. It is expected that the show will release sometime in mid-December and latest, early January. TV experts have already been raving about the show, and its been predicted to be the most watched show in VH1′s history!" Let’s just hope that it really is the success that it has been hyped up to be as I would hate to see New York lose out for a third time.
By:Hot Gossip Gal Tyra Banks protege Eva Pigford has changed her name to Eva Marcille, why I have no idea as she been rocking the Pigford name since her win on America’s Next Top Model, perhaps the Marcille has a better ring to it, who knows? But I do know that the model has gone ahead and fired Tyra Banks and Benny Medina from their management roles in her life. Hmmm looking forward to hearing what Ms. Banks has to say about this.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno We already talked about Jay-Z taking over Sirius and XM Radio, but now Jigga is setting his sites on MTV. Still promoting his album, Kingdom Come, which drops next week MTV will air various Jay-Z programming in the next couple of weeks. First off MTV has launched www.jay-z.mtv.com, fan site that not only include the latest news and info on the rapper, but also a “Jay-Z Video Vault” that features all 35 of Jay-Z’s videos plus a bunch of live performances and dozens of live interviews. And starting on November 18, fans will be able to get updates and watch clips of Jay-Z’s one-day “Hangar Tour”. MTV will then air a half special on the Hangar Tour on November 19. On the same day on MTV2, “The Diary of Jay-Z: Water For Life” will air where Jigga will share his experiences as he traveled the world to spread awareness about the water crisis in third world countries. Finally fans can enter the “The Jay-ZPlatinum Experience” contest at mtvjay-zplatinumexperience for a chance to live like a hip-hop superstar including a private helicopter trip to NYC, a private tour of the Island Def Jam offices, a personalized JAY-Z platinum album, NJ Nets tickets and more! Contest runs from November 18, 2006 through December 9, 2006.
By:Rizoh Michael Jackson took the stage in the U.K. for the first time in nine years. His performance at this year’s World Music Awards, hosted in London, was met with a great deal of disappointment, according to BBC News. Jackson, 48, was expected to perform his hit song "Thriller," a responsibility he designated to young R&B singer Chris Brown. Jackson, who scooped a tribute award for selling over 100 million albums throughout his career, told the media that there was a misunderstanding that he would perform "Thriller." He didn’t perform "Thriller," but his rendition of "We Are The World" was also slammed by critics. MJ reportedly struggled to hit the high notes and inexplicably stopped the performance midway. He then left the stage amidst boos from the crowd. Fans, who paid as much as $200, expressed their disappointment after the performance. "I should have just stayed at home and watched it on TV… We should definitely get a refund," griped one fan. Organizers of the World Music Awards said that they were not aware fans had complaint regarding the event. They also offered some explanations for ending Jackson’s performance abruptly, saying that the show was running too long and breaking the venue’s noise curfew.
By:Hot Gossip Gal I kept telling everyone, it was only a matter of time before Shawn Cater came back to hit The Diplomats where it hurts. He sat back and let Cam have his fun when it was time to release his album, now with Kingdon Come hitting shelves on Tuesday Jay launches his attack. Hip-HopCrack brings you the lyrics to his diss at Jimmy Jones CEO of Harlem‘s Diplomats. Do we need to say anything else? Me thinks not. But when I come backon Monday I am sure their will be a response as Jimmy had this to say "To get Jay-Z to bite the bullet was a hell of a chess game, ’cause he thinks he’s always playin’ chess. So right now, [I got a] check for his ass, ’cause he sold for the bait." Brooklyn High You a lil’ punk ass buck..(laughs) That’s it *****?…That’s "Ballin’"?…(laughs)…Aiight I guess men lie, women lie, numbers don’t…It’s over for that "Ballin" It’s my turn now…BROOKLYN!!!!! (Laughs) Let the games begin! Its my turn now! (Chorus) We fly high,(Uh Huh) No Lie ,You know this (BROOKLYN!) Foreign rides, outside, its like showbiz (Its My turn!) We stay fly, No Lie (Ya playin pitty pat with a chess playa!),You know this (BROOKLYN!) Hips and Thighs,(Laughs) Oh my, Stay focus (Verse 1) Brooklyn get paper, tote big thangs We chase *****s around, they own ball game (Rucker) Ball game *****! Its over for you lames Give me back the chain, its over for you DAMEs **** ya’ll broads.. didn’t they ever tell you don’t **** wit’ a mans family? **** wit ya’lls? You’ll kidnap mines?… ***** I will click-clack… Push ya wig back, further than Tyra Banks hairline Ya bank vs. mines.. if you ballin’.. ***** what I’m doing CAN’T be defined… The Jones’ can’t keep up.. Maybe my ***** Nas… But I got stronger after Ether… Wowwwwwwww….. (CHORUS) (Verse 2) BedStuy…. Brownsville.. C.I. The best in the game, since Daddy Kane.. and B.I. My turn.. we live Money to burn *****.. we on fire G5′er.. Ace of Spade… Make it real easy.. to book ya babe I’m runnin’ to Boston on these *****s I’m watchin’ ya soundscan you keep reniggin’… I’m trunk-tight, I’m Trump like I’m on my way to a billi’.. I play my cards.. NICE! *****s like Hov’, you sound too rich.. I’m like "Oh, ain’t that about a *****" Ain’t that what we here for? Therefore I sound like I’m supposed to sound… Meet me at the clearport… I’m ballin’ fa’real.. YOU pump fakin’ it! Manahattan keep on makin’ it.. Brooklyn keep on takin’ it… Yeahhhhhhh…. Chorus… (Outro) Yeahh! Shoutout to all my real *****s in Harlem…145th & all that… All the Dominicans, OG Juan, Lower Eastside True Life… This ain’t about boroughs, this is about *****s & *****es… It’s gametime…(Laughs) It’s my turn….Let the games begin… YOUNG!
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno After stealing the show on Nelly’s hit single “Grillz”, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Ali & Gipp keep the chemistry moving with their new album, Kinfolk. Ali (a member of Nelly’s St. Lunatics) and Gipp (founding member of Dungeon Family and Goodie Mob) have tapped Nelly, Bun B, Cee-Lo, Three 6 Mafia, David Banner, Juvenile and others to contribute to the album. "Gipp and I clicked instantly because we’re both leaders of our respective collectives and because neither of us likes to talk too much," Ali said. "So when we say we gonna do a record together, we actually do a record together. We got along from the jump. I went to college in Atlanta, and I’d see the Goodie MOB perform. Years later we’d meet through industry travels. Then in 2003 I was in LA recording the Sweat and Suit album with Nelly, and Gipp was there for some movie business. I called him and said, ‘Come holler at us.’ We did a song together called "Butterfly Doors" [included on Kinfolk] and we loved it, everybody loved it, so from that point on we were just like, let’s do a whole album together." The album drops on December 12 and Gipp promises that the album won’t be your run-of-the mill hip-hop album. "We’ve always believed hip-hop was an innovative culture," Gipp said "A culture where, instead of doing what people around you are doing, you take it to another level every time.”
In support of their new record "Hell Hath No Fury," in stores 11/28, The Clipse are looking for the web’s hottest MC to drop a freestyle on their next mixtape, "We got it 4 cheap vol. 3–The Spirit of Competition." Keeping true to that competitive spirit, they’ve invited the CrackSpace community to throw down against HipHopDX.com and Ballerstatus.com readers to see who can bring the most lyrical fire. This is where y’all come in! To enter, go to: micbattle When you enter, be sure to register that you are repping CrackSpace, then shoot a video of your best freestyle over one of the provided Clipse instrumental downloads and upload it. By now, we all know that CrackSpace is the next ish in terms ofproviding a true outlet/community for hip-hop heads.In teaming up with the Clipse, this is one of many forthcoming opportunities bringing you closer to the artists that define our culture. Now’s your chance to prove your lyrical skill and earn a chance to appear on The Clipse’s forthcoming mixtape, courtesy of CrackSpace.com!!!! Let’s get it poppin’!!!!!
Jay-Z has finally responded to Jim Jones steady taunting of late with a direct Jim Jones diss track entitled "Brooklyn". Maybe it took a little beef to rattle Jay-Z and bring back that raw Brooklyn Jigga flow we haven’t heard in quite some time. Jigga cleverly raps over Jim Jones’ club hit "We Fly High" (Ballin), "Its over for you Dames," a subliminal directed at both Dipset and Dame Dash. You can check the track in our Featured Audio section.
By:Rizoh Next time you hear Akon’s signature "Konvict muuziiik" it will most likely be on an R&B track. TLC singer Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas has signed a deal with Akon’s Konvict Muzik label, where she’ll release her solo debut in 2007. A distribution deal via Interscope is also in place, according to Billboard magazine. Akon told Billboard that he wants the world to reconnect with Chilli, who he described as an incredible artist. Joining Akon in the production department are certified hit-makers Timbaland, will.i.am, and Missy Elliott. The untimely death of TLC member/rapper Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes, in 2002, brought the trio’s career to a partial halt. The surviving members T-Boz and Chilli managed to release one album, 3D, in the absence of Left Eye.
By:Hot Gossip Gal Now after seeing the dapper looking Bow Wow walk the red carpet and perform with his master, Jermaine Dupri without his braids and looking quite a cutie, I think it is time for Proactive to step in and give him the endorsement they gave Mr. Sean ‘I run this city’Combs. I noticed a few little bumps on the face of the rapper we have watched grow up around raps infamous and notorious. Help the brother out Procative as I want to see him on People’s Sexiest Men list next year. Honorable mentions were Taye Tiggs coming in fourthand Omar Epps thirteenth. George Clooney took the title yet again.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno In the continuing celebration of Tupac’s life, his new album Pac’s Life and his work, 2pac’s mother Afeni Shakur and Amaru/Interscope Records are announcing a contest asking for the best artwork, essay, poetry and music videos honoring 2pac’s work. The contest will be held by newly launched website, TupacContests.com, and is asking fans to submit entries in four categories: Music Video (creating a clip for the album’s "Untouchable" track), Artwork, Essay and Poetry. "With Tupac as our inspiration, the goal is to spark creativity and stimulate conversation," said Afeni Shakur, his mother and founder of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation, "as well as to continue to develop, expand and interact with the extraordinary community of Tupac fans." Fans will be able to upload their entries into the website. The winners will be announced in early 2007 and will have their work displayed at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation in Stone Mountain, Georgia, and will receive a commemorative plaque of the release of Pac’s Life. In addition, the music video winner will submit a treatment for and appear in an upcoming Tupac video, the artwork, essay and poetry winners will have their work and an interview published in the upcoming Tupac Interview book to drop in 2007 by Atria Books. The artwork winner will also be invited to submit the winning drawing or another piece for a subsequent Tupac album while the Essay and Poetry winners will have their work published in a forthcoming textbook about Tupac.
iHipHop Blog Team