Monthly Archives: May 2012
For this week’s Thug Thursday installment, Slim Thug brings along Boss Hogg Outlawz members Le$ & Young Von to add some H-Town flavor over G.O.O.D. Music’s hit single “Mercy.” And before you ask, no, that’s not them in the picture above.
OS REWIND: Slim Thug “Hogg Life” [Episode #1]
Remember when 2pac was on Yo! MTV Raps and told viewers what happened between him and The Hughes Brothers after they fired him from Menace II Society, the film? That footage was later used in the court of law and put ‘Pac in jail for 15 days.
Well on June 7 at 10pm EST, VH1 will be airing the story of Yo! MTV Raps, looking back at some of best moments of the show, with interviews with Fab 5 Freddy, Ed Lover and Doctor Dre as well as Rakim, Questlove and more.
Sounds like another VH1 documentary we won’t miss.
What’s a G.O.O.D Music vs. YMCMB beef?
Lil Wayne is getting Big Sean for his first single off I Am Not A Human Being 2.
Another day, another track for the homie XV. Yesterday he went in over Kendrick Lamar’s “The Recipe”, and today he spits some bars over Ca$h Out’s “Cashin’ Out” beat. Be on the lookout for his Awesome EP coming soon.
OS REWIND: XV – Stone Cold (3:16)
North Carolina songstress Carlita Durand is on pace to release a new album titled I’ll Be Gorgeous When I Die on August 12 and today we bring you her new single “Blown Out.” While we’re a few months away from hearing her project, this new song should get people talking in anticipation.
Produced by Vaughn Garcia.
Step Up: Revolution is supposed to hit theaters July 27, but ELLEN got a preview of Timbaland’s new song, with a few dancers showing their moves for the audience.
Hopefully the high quality version of the track surfaces soon, but for now, this is the best fans will get. Where’s Shock Value III at?
Jay Rock and K-Young come together on this new track “Back In The Days” from the upcoming The Mint Room compilation put together by Treacherous Records. The artists set to appear on the project include Crooked I, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q, Fashawn and more.
Troy Ave’s acclaimed Bricks In My Backpack series is hitting full throttle with part 3, set to be released June 12. The sound you’ve grown accustomed to hearing from Ave is there (production from DJ Uneek, Sunny Dukes, Chase N. Cashe, John Scino) with few guest appearances coming from Fabolous, Action Bronson and Avon Blocksdale.
New York street music is alive and breathing, so if you’re not yet up on Troy Ave, this would be a great place to start. Check the jump for the full tracklist for the upcoming block opus. Cover photo shot by Lenny S. #POWDERrrr!!!
OS REWIND: Troy Ave “Bricks In My Backpack 3: The Harry Powder Trilogy” [Commercial]
It’s 8am out here on the West Coast and there’s nothing like starting the day than with some of that old school gangsta shit. Today we’re going to take it back to the Ice Cube classic “Check Yo Self” remix, taken from the 1991 album The Predator.
Go watch that L.A. Riots documentary then spin this album back one time.
OS Flashback: The Beastie Boys – No Sleep Till Brooklyn
Not to be confused with Waka Flocka’s latest single “Lurkin,” this track comes from Chicago native Doc. Same street vibe, but with a more Midwest twang to it. You know Chi-town is bubbling musically right now, with plenty of artists getting their shine and coming out of the city.
OS REWIND: DOC – Real Shit Freestyle
Back, Back, Forth & Forth….That was the theme for last night’s game as Rajon Rondo did everything he could to tie this series before heading back to Beantown. Miami had an answer every time Rondo scored all the way through Overtime. Starting off in the first quarter, Rajon Rondo started the game making two back to back 15+ ft. jump shots which would set the trend for the rest of the game. He finished the quarter with 4 assist with 10 points. The Heat were down 6 going into the 2nd quarter but the Celtics would soon jump to a 14-6 run led by Rajon Rondo scoring 3 jumpers again. By the 8 min. Boston would have their biggest lead of the game at 15 but Miami would soon snap the lead to 11 by the next minute. On the following ensuing possessions, The C’s would again jump to 15 but Miami answered yet again with a pair of 3′s by Mario Chalmers and LeBron James. With 27 seconds left before halftime, we would have our first Dwyane Wade sighting of the game as he scored his first 2 points of game bringing the heat to within 7. Heading into the 3rd Quarter, LeBron James made back to back 3 pointers to start the quarter and Wade had a 3 of his own but Miami was still down 7. With their defense finally intact by the 3 minute mark, the Heat took their first lead of the game. The game was quickly turned into a track meet as Miami went on a 35-22 run to lead by 6 before the 4th. Going into the 4th quarter, Boston started off going on a 17-6 run to take a 5 point lead with 4 minutes to go. Miami quickly went on a 9-0 run of their own led by LBJ to take a 4 point lead with a minute remaining. Down by 3 with 34 seconds remaining, Celtics guard Ray Allen hit the biggest Celtics bucket of the night to tie the game. Miami had a chance to win the game in regulation but LBJ missed a 21 ft. jumper. In OT the Heat would play the back and forth game with Rondo as they answered with a bucket every time he scored. With 1 Minute left Dwyane Wade would put the icing on the game splitting the defense from a high pick and roll set by LBJ to score an and-1 on Kevin Garnett.
MVP, LeBron James messed around and almost dropped a triple-double scoring 34 points, 10 boards and 7 dimes finishing as the player of game. Dwyane Wade finished the game with 23 points while Mario Chalmers had 22. Celtics guard Rajon Rondo finished the game with a career high of 44 points, with 10 dimes and 8 boards playing all 53 minutes of the game in this legendary performance. Before game 2, Celtics coach Doc Rivers had thoughts of resting guard Ray Allen who’s been battling with ankle issues throughout the playoffs, but decided to have Mr. Shuttlesworth play instead. He insisted Ray come in earlier than morning shootarounds were scheduled for extra shooting practice to loosen him up. Allen went 5-11 from field shooting 2-5 from long distance in 43 minutes of play. Despite Rondo’s instant classic playoff performance in a losing effort, the Heat showed resilience to take a 2-0 lead before leaving town for game 3. With the series now shifting back to Boston, I’m not sure how this loss will affect the Celtics as they put everything into game 2, literally. Rondo played the entire game, Ray Allen played on a bad ankle despite much needed rest he should’ve taken; and Paul Pierce fouled out before the end of regulation as he still played 43 minutes of the game. Boston shouldn’t be discouraged by the game as they’re heading back home as the Heat did what they were supposed to do and that was to protect the home court. Now Boston just has to do the same in winning the next 2 games and it won’t be easy. With game 3 shifting back to TD Garden in Boston Friday night, I would expect Boston to play game 3 as if it were their game 7 preventing Miami from taking a commanding 3-0 series lead.
Game 3 is scheduled Friday on ESPN with a tip-off set for 8:30 pm (ET).
Win Or Go Home.
Just hours after dropping the visuals to his “Till I Die” single with Big Sean & Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown drops off another freebie for his fans, this one titled “Countdown”. After the X-rated lyrics on this one, expect alot of counting down from the ladies, as Breezy’s Fortune album hits shelves July 3rd.
XV hijacks K. Dot’s The Recipe beat and puts it down for his home town of Witchita, Kansas (316). Keep and eye out for Vizzy’s Awesome EP, as well as his debut album The Kid With The Green Backpack coming soon.
OS REWIND: XV – Squarian Anthem (feat. Sez Batters) (Prod. by Odd Couple)
Producer: Harry Fraud
Album: Rugby Thompson
Label: Cinematic Music Group / High Times Records
Smoke DZA goes in with Domo Genesis & Schoolboy Q on this new Harry Fraud produced track from Smoke’s Rugby Thompson album. This project will be fully produced by Harry Fraud, with features from Curren$y, A$AP Twelvyy, Action Bronson, and much more. Fraud with the nice 2 Chainz sample on this one, check it out though. All 3 kill this beat.
Rugby Thompson drops June 19th. You can preorder it here.
With a 13.7 percent chance of winning the NBA Draft, the New Orleans Hornets won rights in selecting the overall 1st pick in the 2012 NBA Draft next month in New York. Initially, the Charlotte Bobcats who had the worst record in NBA history going 7-59, were the heavy favorites to land the no. 1 pick with a 25% chance to win the draft but fell to the no. 2 slot. Bobcats GM, Michael Jordan who’s been privately frustrated with the lack of success his team had this year, had possibly the worst day of the season when his Bobcats fell in the draft. The Hornets were previously owned by the NBA until they were recently sold to New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson last month. Many might feel this might be a conspiracy for the former NBA owned Hornets to win the lottery but according to CBS sports, that would be impossible rig if you’re in a room where the drawings are conducted in front of media. The Hornets endured rough season after losing Chris Paul now will have a chance to add a potential future superstar in former Kentucky freshman player, Anthony Davis. While the Hornets were the winners in the draft landing the no. 1 and no 10. picks, the Portland Trail Blazers also received 2 top 11 picks with the no. 6 and no. 11 respectively.
Check after the jump for the complete results from this year’s draft.