Kanye is the redefinition of Hip Hop’s thug. I said it and I will be blasted for it but consider what the thug mentality brings to the Hip Hop and urban space. It is a true “I don’t give a fu*ck” attitude followed by action. After all its nothing if not real. Kanye did not start off a thug, rather like almost every rapper he just wanted to get on and say his piece, his way within the confines of what was cool amongst his crew and the urban community at the time. The key difference is as Kanye grew and became more influential, he expanded and pushed barriers. If this has been by design or if he truly doesn’t give a f*ck remains to be scene. For now all we can do is watch the show that is Kanye and appreciate that we are watching a master, better yet an icon at work.
I am not one of those die hard Kanye fans that I personally find annoying and small minded. Everything he does is not epic. But the truth is after we are gone there will be generations looking back and name dropping him as a cultural, forward thinking icon.
No drugs or bodies have been pushed or bodied but it would be hard to say Kanye isn’t killing everything right now. Even his detractors have to acknowledge him (ask the president).
Rocky’s album, according to Soundscan has just charted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 charts with 138,503 units sold in the first week.
Come on East coast, there has been a lot of talk of about wanting your spot back. If you want some shine I’d say 2013 is your best chance in a long time. I believe Frenchie is up next and there are high expectations for Pusha T. Meanwhile, salute to the South for holding me down the last couple of years. This may sound harsh but if I were left only with what the rest of the industry has been pushing, I may have lost interest a long time ago.
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Angela Yee let some insider info leak during an interview with Vado. Word is MMG is courting Juelz Santana and that DJ Khaled’s ‘We The Best’ is courting Vado. Coincidence that both have new mixtapes and coming material?; come on playboy you know better than that. Nothing increases the budget during bargaining like a healthy buzz on the streets.
Remember Busta Rhymes has an album coming with CMB, French Montana with Bad Boy and the Lox and Wu-Tang are rumoured to be releasing projects soon!
Please believe its coming out and the online version will be FREE! Also several of the purchasers of the physical CD will win a FREE “uniVERSE” 5.0 inch vivid mobile phone; the phone that is strong enough to be a tablet.
The expected physical release date is November 13th.
Check out the first video supporting the project.
Sometimes the music is best when the music speaks for itself.
Very few are creating visually artistic music videos on consistent in Hip Hop like Roc Nation (Not sure if Kanye is still signed under Jay but whatever). This video does not fall short of that standard. The imagery is powerful and the message is designed to be discussed no doubt. Its time to let the art speak for itself.
NaS drops another jewel in the vein of “I Can”. I can’t wait for his new album!
Cash Money/Young Money started flexing it’s roster’s muscle with DJ Khaled’s new video Take It To The Head. Colin Tilly went hammer on the video.