Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Another Jay on Roc Nation?

Over this past weekend a new Jay signed with Roc Nation; and this one doesn't end with hyphen "Z".

It's Jay Electronica - A seriously talented MC that has yet to make a serious, commercially successful, breakthrough in the game. However, teaming-up with Jay-Z is almost certain to end this streak. If 'HOV' can do for Jay Elect as he did for another J... J.Cole... We should hear a lot more of the Magnolia Projects prodigy invading our airwaves soon.

The signing came at the distress of P. Diddy, who was working hard to sign Jay to Bad Boy.

(The following is an excerpt from http://www.ology.com/music/new-tracks-jay-electronica-and-diddy-twitter-battle that highlighted Jay Elects and Diddy's beef over Twitter)

Twitter war:

Diddy: “Damn it hurts in a whole other way when someone you felt and I mean really felt was your Friend, Betrays you. It hurts when Breathe.”

Pretty emo, Diddy.

Diddy: “Before we start the week off with Rumors. I am not mad at Jay Z! I’m not mad at anyone! Jz was not the friend I was referring 2 Be clear.”

Nice try at a back-pedal, but of course, Jay was a little offended:

Jay: @iamdiddy you should be more clear than that too brother. betrayal is a serious allegation. real talk

Jay: @iamdiddy and you know im gonna be me so i ant gonna be holding my tongue if you gon be out here emotional and wreckless with it.

Jay: #WhateverHappenedTo Congratulations Blackman, i’m happy for you.

Diddy: @JayElectronica I proud of you! I’m happy for you. I love you! I congratulate you’ I’m not mad at you! All I wanna do is see you win! All love

Jay: @iamdiddy Thank you Blackman. Now Lets GO!!!! #NoBitchassness in 2011. Lets GO!!!

If you ask NYElitist, I find it funny that drama like this is even posted to Twitter. Hip Hop used to be Hard... but man is this some soft serve Carvel type bullsh*t!

Anyways, since the signing Jay Elect has dropped "The Announcement" & "Shiny Suite Theory" - Both of which I would consider STRAIGHT FUEGO.  Those familiar with Jay know he has a unique style, and incredible depth in his lyrics. Take a listen-

"They rather take a shot of Belve just to spite you, they passin' judgements cause they feel they have the right to, Fuck 'em"

"Shhh....T'was the night before the comin', sugar plum candy coated lines for the dummies, decoded Hieroglyphics in the shrines for the mummies, we not Illuminati but our eyes on the money... My minds on the scripture, it's beautiful, I see every line on the picture"

Jay Electronica The Announcement CDQ

jay electronica shiny suit theory feat. jay z the dream and charlotte gainsbourg

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Interview : Del The Funky Homosapien

I had the chance to interview Del The Funky Homosapien before his "Secret Concert" at SUNY Purchase.

The event was sponsored by Red Bull and turned out to be a pretty crazy Thursday night. I was a few deep so I invited some friends of mine to participate in the discussion. We spoke for about half hour, and Del had a lot to say. I edited it down for time. He was very cool and had an interesting view on music. Check it out.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Consequence "I Hate to be the Bearer of Bad News"

Flex played this about twenty times over last night (and I know he does that a lot) for a good reason! To quote my favorite DJ, "THIS IS SO TOUGH RIGHT NOW NEW YORK"

I have to agree... I am feelin' this a lot right now.

"We run the city like the Cuomo's, except with more mojo & red carpet photo's"


New Music

Figured I am well overdue on a new music post.

The following are just some of the new bangers out right now - Let me know if you like it, love it, not into it, or absolutely can't stand it.

Ghostface Killer - "Together Baby"
 I am most definitely feeling this song by Ghostface, and the beat is dope. 

Reek Da Villain - "Sing Like Bilal Remix"
Not sure why Reek was the first to get on this beat with Joell Ortiz. I don't think anyone right now can really keep up with Joell, but Reek's verse is alright and this beat stays crazy.

Wiz Khalifa Featuring Curren$y - "Huey Newton"
Not too sure how this was a trending topic on twitter yesterday. Not feelin' this at all. Maybe it is because I am a Wiz hater, or maybe it's because I expected a lot heading into it, but this will not make it to my Itunes. Can anyone tell me why they like Wiz Khalifa? At first he was alright, but how many times can I hear someone rap about getting high? Thats not even the problem, the problem is he fails to do it in different ways. Every song sounds the same to me.

Busta Rhymes Ft. Reek Da Villain - "Conglomerate Remix"
Wish it wasn't edited. Regardless, Busta's flow is perfect for this beat. I like this song a lot more than the original. Can't say I was too thrilled about the Eminem & Lil Wayne duo - and I know I wasn't the only one.

Sheek Louch Featuring Jeremih - "Party After 2"
Should be added to the weekend playlist for sure. D-Block Baby!

Kanye West - "Can We Get Much Higher"
Not sure if this is the actual title of the song... but it should be. There's no doubt that Kanye is back on his grind like Tony Hawk; and this is another amazing song he dropped. Not into all his "artistic" music videos & stuff, but his music has definitely been on point.

[Flash 9 is required to listen to audio.]

50 Cent Featuring Bobby Valentino - "Alter Ego"
As much I love fif, not really into his verse at the beginning of the track. However, Valentino kinda rips it. Wish it were longer. 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Nicki Minaj

Now I don't want anyone to start judging me immediately after the following comment but... Nicki Minaj is growing on me.

I know, I know... Even I was reluctant when she first came on the scene. Between the fact that she is signed to Young Money (my least favorite) and that every white girl knows all of her lyrics, I could not stand her. But then once I heard her verse on Drake's, "up all night" - I started to gain respect for hip hop's sexiest female artist from Queens, NY.

And then, "Roman's Revenge" came out recently, featuring arguably one of the best ever in the game; Eminem. And let me say, I've only listened to it a few times but I'm into it. Eminem brings back some of his old swagger and drops that double-time flow he's been doing on everything.

Others I have spoke with aren't really feelin' it because of the beat... but out of my love for Swizzy I can't knock it no matter how hard i try. Some people have been trying to explain to me that Nicki is dissing all of her haters, specifically Lil' Kim - but I don't usually read into that bullsh*t.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Favorite Tweets

Alright, so I was fairly busy this week and wasn't checking twitter too much, but even I realized it was a weak week for tweet's. Not even 50 posted anything funny, and he's usually on top of his game. 

So this week I am only featuring tweets by a few silly motherfu*kers that I love. Everyone else was ridin' D like they Katt Stacks; and I'm not about to post tweets where you be shoutin' out your boy or whatever. 

(To my readers - If you follow any funny rappers, post a comment and let me know. I'll start following them) 

The few favorite's of the week....

 Wiz Khalifa 

waken...baken...thanken whoever she learned that from

 Joell Ortiz 
dont listen to these stiff ass, stick in the mud, so called ex hustlers yall. Its cool to SMILE and have a good fucking time. word

 Joe Budden 
So last night.. I made some really weird noises while I was bustin.. & this morning she brought it up.. Shit was mad embarrassing, lol

 Joell Ortiz 
Lost my Blackberry AGAIN... Sprint has to be thinking i'm kingpin of an insurance fraud operation by now. smh

 Joe Budden 
Yo, if Dallas doesn't fire anybody after this effort then Jerry really aint tryin to win..


My daughter is so beautiful. She has the best Mother in the world. I love them.

(To quote Ed Lover... C'Mon Son! It's all good you got love for your family, but we ain't trying to hear that bullsh*t.)