AS YALL KNOW THE HIT SINGLE FROM RAPPER BUSTA RHYMES “ARAB mONEY” HAS BEEN CAUSING QUITE THE CONTROVERSY. THE ARAB COMMUNITY AS CALLING IT A MOCKERY AND HIP HOP FANS ARE CALLING IT A SLAP IN THE FACE DUE TO THE ECONOMIC TIMES. MY OPINION IS WHY ARE U BIGGING THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE SOME RESPONSIBILITY WITH OUR RECESSION. I DONT KNOW, MAYBE IM TALKING OUT OF MY ASS LOL. WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON IT?
As XXLmag.com reported earlier this week, EPMD failed to make it into the Billboard 200 with their comeback album, We Mean Business. Former member DJ Scratch has his own theory about how the group’s disappointing numbers.
In a response posted on hip-hop personality Miss Info’s website, Scratch puts his feelings about the Long Island duo out in the open. “As the world knows, EPMD decided to record a new album without DJ Scratch and they also toured all summer without him,” he told Info. “This desperate but tragic decision by EPMD totally disgusted loyal fans, radio, club and battle DJs around the world. Fans from around the world are outraged shouting.. ‘EPMD without DJ Scratch is like RUN-D.M.C. without Jam Master Jay.’”
The DJ/producer, known for manning the decks for Jay-Z and Diddy as well as crafting hits for Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J and DMX, pulled no punches. “EPMD’s 7th album We Mean Business hit the stores December 9th 2008,” Scratch said. “Their sales in the first week was a tragic 2,726 copies according to Soundscan. So now EPMD stands for Erick and Parrish Making Diddly Squat.”
“Rappers remember,” he continued. “DJ’s run this shit. You make it and we break it! If you shit on one of the Greatest Hip Hop DJs of All Time what do you think will happen?”
Scratch just wrapped up the 2K Sports Bounce tour with Q-Tip and The Cool Kids. – Elan Mancini
Gee, maybe if they would have done a lil something in hip hop that we call marketing, the album woulda sold? i could be wrong!
At midnight, it will be one year since Chad “Pimp C” Butler tragically died last year. The rapper and producer, one half of UGK, has been honored throughout the year since, notably Bun B’s “Angel In The Sky” [click to read], and through memorial shirts and lyrics.
Houston’s KPFT 90.1 FM radio will honor the Texas rap pioneer with a three hour radio show at midnight tonight, to bring in the one year anniversary with music, commentary and heartfelt praise of Pimp C. The show will also broadcast on 89.5 FM in Galveston.
Invited call-ins and guests include David Banner [click to read], DJ Paul [click to read], Greg Nice, Pimp’s mother “Mama Wes” and others. Bun B [click to read] will be in the studio to help orchestrate the event.
Matt Sonzala, the radio personality, webmaster and journalist said in a statement, “It’s one of the Hip Hop deaths that I am sickest about. How many of our leaders have to die? Think about those who have passed in our community, almost all of them were leaders. [DJ] Screw, Fat Pat, [Big] Hawk, Big Mello, Big Moe, all changed the game in some way, shape or form. They’re not the only ones. We can’t forget [Tupac Shakur], Biggie, Big L, hell, we can’t forget Scott La Rock, all leaders. Pimp C was a leader too. He was a man respected ’cause he built his own lane and stayed in it and dominated it. He and Bun B are the backbone of this southern rap movement. The mentors, the true Kings. I thank God that we still have Bun B in our presence [tonight.]” Sonzala closed in saying, “I am sure more Houston folk will join us to relay some stories.”
Listeners and fans outside the Houston area are able to enjoy the radio show through archive on Sonzala’s website AustinSurreal.com the next day.
In a recent interview with allhiphop.com spoke on Damon Dash being his business partner, his upcoming projects, and dissing Jay-Z again. Geez is this guy Jay’s biggest fan?
So you’re officially bringing Dame Dash back to the music business?
Jones: Sky’s the limit. Y’all n****s better be ready. We coming. We better be on you n****s radar. The bleeps is louder than a motherf**ker right now.
And this is not a slight a Jay-Z in any way?
Jim Jones: Nah. Why would it be? I don’t give a f**k about that n***a. I don’t think about that n***a during the course of my day. The only time I think about that n***a is when the media mention him then it becomes a joke to me. I don’t give a f**k about that n***a.
And still no word on camron.
(sixshot credit) Superstar producer Swizz Beatz recently revealed that Eminem’s upcoming album Relapse will feature a sequel to the rapper’s 2000 hit ‘Stan”.
“Stan”, which was featured on Eminem’s second album The Marshall Mathers LP, told the story of a fan obsessed with the rapper who commits suicide.
Swizz divulged to MTV that “Stan Part 2″ is one of five songs he has produced on Eminem’s forthcoming album and described the song as “totally genius”. Swizz also revealed he crafted a song for the album which features Dr. Dre and 50 Cent.
“It’s different,” Swizz said of Eminem’s upcoming album. “Different sound, different mind frame. [Eminem's] clear. But it’s the [Em] that you missed, that you loved, that you need, especially right now in the industry, going into ’09. He’s coming back to take the cake.”
Relapse is expected to hit stores in early 2009.
CMON, NO PRODUCER OVERRATES HIMSELF MORE THAN SWISS. THIS GUYS BEATS ARE SO STALE NOW. HE DOSEN’T EXCIT ANYMORE.
Flint, Michigan rapper MC Breed has died at the age of 36.
An anonymous source, reportedly a friend of the late rapper confirmed the passing of the industry veteran to All Hip Hop. “He’s no longer with us,” the source said. “We are in the process of putting together a benefit concert, hopefully at Saint Andrews to raise money for a funeral.”
He was hospitalized September 6 after suffering from a sudden kidney failure.
Born Eric Breed, he had been in the music industry for 15 years.
Notable collaborations include the late 2Pac (“Gotta Get Mine), and Too Short. Breed’s biggest single was “Ain’t No Future in Yo Frontin,” which reached number 66 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Hard Economic times, High Gas Prices, No equal opportunity, Shady politicians, Bailouts, Housing Crisis, corporate corruption, and Wack Hip Hop. Everybody is witnessing and feeling the effects these days. And things are dont seem to be getting better and alot of us are not doing anything about it. We can count on one voice to expose these problems and lift the skirt of all things wrong… K-Rino!!!!!!
K is going to release his fourth project this year entitled “The Blood Doctrine”. All the things mentioned above represents the title of this new disc. “Its a very deep album with topics that i know no other artists have touched on….songs like the debate, long lost daddy are examples” K-rino said when I last spoke to him.
“We got 15 tracks on this one with production from german producer keyza soze, eddie thomas, legendary h-town producer mike b”
Make sure yall go cop that project when its dropped. Remember knowledge over non-sense!