Sunday, February 6, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Hot off the release from Game’s Purp and Patron-mixtape comes the announcement that a sequel backed by ten previously unreleased songs is on its way. A rather unusual collaboration arrives to affirm this project which is appropriately titled The Hangover. Game teams up with Asher Roth, Young Money’s Tyga and Mars.
It was a long time coming, but it appears that Pittsburgh’s very own Wiz Khalifa is ready to unleash his long awaited Atlantic Records-debut to the masses. Thus, the “Black & Yellow”-rapper informed the world via Ustream that his album will be titled Rolling Papers with a release date set for March 29th. He also gave a proper explanation on the title’s significance.
“It’s an appropriate title. It’s called Rolling Papers, like the papers that you roll, the papers that I roll, the papers that we smoke. But it’s deeper than that too. I thought of this before I even started recording the album and before it was a full idea. It’s not just about the weed thing. It’s bigger than that. My career really took off when I started smoking papers.
The second reason I called it Rolling Papers is when I left Warner Bros. [Records], I sort of got my ‘rolling papers.’ I got my contract, fu**ing rolled up and smoked. And I was able to walk and I was able to leave and I was able to do my thing and I was able to capitalize off that. So that’s another pair of papers that I really needed in my life.
The third reason why I named it Rolling Papers, I quit writing a long time ago. I stopped physically writing it down or putting it in my BlackBerry or iPhone. I write notes down, but I don’t write whole verses, so it was like saying goodbye to the paper. The paper’s rolling out too. So everything is real natural. The first thing that came to my head is how I really, really feel. I feel like this is my most natural sound. I paid the most attention to this shit when I did it. I was real focused. I was real keyed in on this shit when I was working on it and I didn’t use any paper, except for [the rolling papers].”
As featured guests on the record Wiz named Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Too $hort, and frequent collaborator Curren$y. The official tracklist and cover art will be revealed in the coming weeks.
It appears Jay-Z is at again, this following a development that his 40/40 clubs would hit several major airports across the nation. Now the hip-hop mogul teams up with Will Smith for a new business venture that will develop and and produce films. One of the projects currently being discussed is the re-imagination of the classic Broadway musical “Annie”, which Willow Smith would star in. No word on the name yet, you can read the full details.
"Overbrook Entertainment partners James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith have formed a joint venture with Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter to develop and produce major motion pictures. One of the projects being discussed is the re-imagination of the classic Broadway musical ANNIE as a vehicle for Willow Smith to star. The film will be developed with Sony Pictures Entertainment and produced by Overbrook Entertainment and Mr. Carter.
The Overbrook Entertainment family and I have a unified vision. We’ve already produced a Tony Award winning play and we’re developing a true superstar in Willow. This venture into film development and production is a perfect next step with teams that are accomplished, creative, and innovative.”
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
A counterpoint to the Law and Order justice the public sees and believes in. This is the real criminal justice system, as told from someone inside, someone who fights it every day. This is not a manual for how to get off or how to be a better criminal. It is proof that the system will eat you up and spit you out if you dare to become involved or think you can beat it. Raw Law authoritatively addresses the legal issues faced by the hip hop generation, and offers a simple guide on how to avoid certain situations and how to learn and respond to others. Here readers will learn the truths and untruths of the justice system and how they can protect themselves from the worst of it. But most of all, they will learn how to follow the first rule of the criminal justice system: AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS.
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Brooklyn based producer Hype Jones has provided some stellar remixes in the past and today proves no different. Here he is back at it again with yet another remix piece, this time chopping up Mike Posner’s hit single “Please Don’t Go” and turning it into a more dance-friendly melody.