Hey world, this is iHipHop writer/blogger Dan, coming to you straight from Russia. I am away for a few weeks, and have not contributed in a few days if you haven’t noticed, but I am reporting at 3:30 AM local time to bring you news on The Blueprint 3! So, at Kanye’s last GITD stop in NYC, he brought out Jay-Z to perform a track entitled “Jockin’ Jay-Z,” before which he announced Blueprint 3 was on the way. Now, DJ Mick Boogie has come out and told the world that The Blueprint 3 is entirely produced by Kanye, not Timbaland! Turns out, Kanye was out in Hawaii and he produced the entire album, and it’s set to drop in the first week of December. We all know Jigga is a 4th quarter man, and if you’re like me and you couldn’t wait till ’09 for another album, rejoice! A few months back, I told told co-workers that it seemed like Jay couldn’t wait another year to drop another album, and gladly I was right. Kanye has produced hits like “Heart of the City,” “Encore” and “This Can’t be Life” for Jay, so this album should be absolutely retarded, in a good way. Check out the video link here to hear a snippet of “Jockin Jay-Z.” Thought the track is not typical Kanye soul-inspired, it’s fu*king hard and hot. News like this makes me excited about hip-hop and music in general. “They should’ve told that bloke from Oasis I’m a rockstar!” – God MC, J-Hova
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Dam. Bernie and now Isaac in one weekend. You will be missed. Bernie Mac, (more…)
Funny how people sometimes end up eating their words or in this case say their words were taken the wrong way. Noel Gallagher, the Oasis front man who spoke out about Hip-Hop being a part of Glastonbury is now recanting his speech after Jay Z had the 100,000 plus crowd rocking to tracks like Hard Knock Life, Encore and of course his very own rendition of the Oasis track Wonderwall. After Jay performed at Glastonbury in late June, Wonderwall re-entered the charts in the UK, and of course Noel Gallagher can’t not acknowledge that. In a recent interview Gallagher had this to say “My f****** single went back in the charts, Jay-Z’s profile went through the f****** roof. Everyone’s a winner. He knows that I was misrepresented, as I guess he was, so let’s f****** move on.” I guess that will do as an apology.
This is what happens when the East and the West come together over aAftermath producer Focus’s intricate production. Nice to see him take time out from Detox to work on an entire EP entitled 20/20 with his Lower East Side namesake. Track is pure fire so I am sure we will be seeing a lot more from Fokis. To check out track click on the link below http://www.zshare.net/audio/1657121212be9662/
This video comes from a kid out of Queens called Spectacula who has been on the rise for a minute. With a serious amount of mixtapes to his credit hosted by DJ Noodles, Nuke Knocka and an impending one with Justo Award winner Furious Styles titled Classical Music. The video has already had over 13,000 hits on myspace and the track is off the debut album from the Queens Village MC For What its Worth which is available on ITunes and other digital retailers.
Yet another track has been leaked from the up and coming Lloyd Banks mixtape which has LB stans going crazy. The track called Finally can be heard by clicking the link inside.Terminate on Sight might not have done the numbers everyone hoped over there at G Unit, but for all the haters and critics that said they were done, listening to this joint you better think again as it sounds like Banks is far from done. http://rs311.rapidshare.com/files/135425919/lloyd_banks-finally.mp3
After his highly publicized departure from Def Jam, it appears that Joe Budden is ready to rub salt in the labels faces with the projects he has in the works. His tenure at the label will always be to many Hip-Hop aficionados a total waste of five years for the New Jersey lyricist. His next album Padded Room, which is being released through Amalgam will be available in both digital and CD format and will feature the Touch and Go track which was released earlier this year.The track garnered mixed reviews from fans, some of which were disappointed that Joe had recorded something more suitable for the club than the streets, but here at IHipHop…we love the joint and can’t wait to check out the video which will be hitting the net next month.
Looks like Atlanta can breath again as Killer Mike and Outkast’s big Boi has allegedly squashed their beef which had the men firing lyrical shots at each other for the last couple of years. The animosity between the two came to a physical altercation last March when the fella’s crews faced off at A Town Day. But it was never resolved. Now according to various sources the two former label mates has brushed the dirt off their shoulders and are looking to move onwards and upwards. Dare I say…about damn time?
Yet another female rapper looks like she is heading ‘up north’ for a year after entering into a plea deal after assaulting a waitress last Halloween at one of JDs parties (is it me or do his parties always end in trouble for someone). Dare I say another one bites the dust? Although I am sure Da Brat will be able to handle whatever comes her way while in time out.
Why is it that up and coming rappers often get robbed before they even get their chance to shine? Dap C, out of the UK called on a few associates to help him out with his up and coming track Ma Money. Weezy, Talib and Royce all agreed to feature on the joint produced by London producer Quincey Tones. Anyhow to cut a long story short, the verse Wayne recorded has somehow ended up on a Big Mike mixtape, before Dap C even had a chance to put the track out himself. Where is the love for the unsigned/emerging/new artists man? More to the point who gave Wayne’s verse to Big Mike in the first place. Not cool whoever it was.
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