So, four MC’s walk into a studio…. Oh, you heard that one already?! Okay then, lets just get down to the debate. (more…)
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All those who have written Odd Future off as a fad should now stand corrected. The 11 person collective nearly matched the success of the more publicized debut from leader Tyler The Creator, by moving more than 40,000 units this past week. The OF Tape, Vol. 2 plays through like a crazy jumbled, eclectic playlist, and it seems like OFWFKTA wouldn’t have it any other way. It will be interesting to see what the future holds for the rap stable now that Earl Sweatshirt is back in the mix. Rev. Run’s youngest son, Diggy, surprised many by cracking the top 20 this week with his aptly titled commercial debut, Unexpected Arrival. Diggy managed to outdo Machine Gun Kelly’s EP, which pushed a meager 8.5k, which isn’t terrible considering it is being billed as the soundtrack to a book. I’m personally not sold on Diggy, but it’s undeniable that the kid has a bright future ahead of him. If you have consistently checked this column, you may have realized that Christian rap has become a growing trend. This week, the Christ-praising MC Swoope made an impressive showing by selling over 2,000 copies of his album Wake Up in the digital space alone. I took the time this week to check out a couple of singles that have been smashing the charts on iTunes. I knew B.o.B was killing the game, but I’m still surprised that he did 400k plus in one month for “So Good,” especially considering this track is readily available for free download just about everywhere. Check back next week to see what numbers Bay Area legend E-40 puts up with the release of his triple album, The Block Brochure. Odd Future “The OF Tape, Vol. 2″ – 40,110 (60% digital) Diggy “Unexpected Arrival” – 20,725 (15% digital) MGK “Half Naked & Almost Famous” – 8,517 (100% digital) Swoope “Wake Up”- 2,353 (100% digital) Slaughterhouse “Hammer Dance – Single” – 11,197 (100% digital) *Two week total* [listen to track] B.o.B “So Good – Single” – 433,252 (100% digital) *Four week total* [watch video]
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.
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…)
And the hits just keep coming for Earl.. (more…)
Andrew Dawson, the multi-platinum-selling, multiple Grammy Award-winning producer, audio engineer, and mixer extraordinaire, has forged close professional relationships with some of the music industry’s biggest hip-hop and pop stars and helped to produce some of this generation’s most massive genre-bending hits. (more…)
Nicki Minaj is gearing up for the release of her sophomore project, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded which is set to drop April 3rd. Her official tracklist dropped over of the weekend and today she’s released snippets of the entire album. The snippets provides users with the opportunity to here about a minute of each song, so check it out. If you like what you hear, go cop it April 3rd. 1. “Roman Holiday” 2. “Come on a Cone” 3. “I Am Your Leader” – ft. Cam’ron & Rick Ross 4. “Beez in the Trap” – ft. 2 Chainz 5. “HOV Lane” 6. “Roman Reloaded” – ft. Lil Wayne 7. “Champion” – ft. Nas, Drake, & Young Jeezy 8. “Right By My Side” – ft. Chris Brown 9. “Sex in the Lounge” – ft. Lil Wayne & Bobby V 10. “Starships” 11. “Pound the Alarm” 12. “Whip It” 13. “Automatic” 14. “Beautiful Sinner” 15. “Marilyn Monroe” 16. “Young Forever” 17. “Fire Burns” 18. “Gun Shot” – ft. Beenie Man 19. “Stupid Hoe” Deluxe Edition 20. “Turn Me On” 21. “Va Va Voom” 22. “Masquerade”
Another Hip-Hop show results in more violence. (more…)
This one must make Lil Kim even happier for Nicki’s success.. #Sarcasm (more…)
B.o.B. “Strange Clouds” (Artwork)
Pretty cool… (more…)
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