I done a post on nicki minaj like two months ago and people were saying nicki needed to improve etc. but now in the recent months and weeks she been putting out some dope music. I dont really do many posts on female rappers as there not that many out there at this present time. I think she is dope and very talented and she behide youn money which is good as that label going places. With the likes of Weezy, her, drake and other on there.
She is a newyork queens girls which queens have had some great artists from there. She is killing the tracks she been in lately most are remixs, freestyle or guest in a track. But math or jimmy put a post up a couple weeks of freestyle from hiphop adwards and nicki kill it in the video. Check her in these tracks.
Nicki Minaj Album drops next year and im sure it will be dope and hot.
I have always been a big fan of N.W.A but I think Eazy E solo work as an artist is dope. He was one of the kings of gangster rap. He was with the likes Ice Cube, Dr Dre, Yella, Mc Ren in NWA. But Eazy E died in 1995 and it was a sad day for hiphop. But his legancy is still here. He got five solo albums which one is greatest hits kind of album. He has left his work on hiphop though as in his video having guns etc. Also Eazy E son is called Lil'Eazy-E which I never heard off but been told about him. He is young but dropping an album next year I think.
Drake said in this interview that he has made a track with hov called "light it up". I thought Jay-Z should been in forever but he was not. But they did do a track on blueprint 3 called "Off That". check video of Drake interview.
Outasight is a rapper but he probably like no other rapper. He has such a different style. He sounds like he should be performing on a stage in New York. He brings something new to rap that I think is really dope. He has an old school hip hop style and adds singing to it and it sounds like a band is playing behind him. Definitely original. You should check out "Radio New York" which is a promotional album. Check out From There To Here and From Here To Eternity is coming.
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Outasight - Downtown In My Mind
On December 12th, VTech and Distant Relatives, Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley and Nas, head to National Geographic Live in D.C. for a very memorable event.
National Geographic Live is closing in on the end. They will conclude their fall event series, with an extraordinary one-of-a-kind evening. “Distant Relatives,” sponsored by VTech, will feature hip-hop icon Nas and Grammy award winning artist, Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley, son of Bob, in a rare discussion about the evolution of deep-rooted connections between reggae and hip-hop. Joining them in their conversation will be Kool Herc, Rakim, Daddy U-Roy, King Jammy, Jeff Chang, Pat McKay, Waterflow and DJ Red Alert, all key players in the development of both musical genres.
The event will take place at National Geographic’s Grosvenor Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 12th, at 7pm. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at National Geographic, via telephone at (202) 857-7700, or in person at the National Geographic ticket office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Tickets purchased online can be picked up in the lobby prior to the event
This event also will be streamed live and broadcast online at
Im going to check it out on the link above to watch it.
I haven't done this post in a while (6 days to be exact). It's extra late about now but I couldn't put this off. Especially not today. First off 4 dope albums dropped today. Clipse - Til The Casket Drops (Best of them), Timbaland - Shock Value II, Snoop Dogg - Malice N Wonderland, & Gucci Mane - The State Vs. Radric Davis. I'm copping Til' The Casket Drops I've been listening to that for like 2 weeks now. Also Billboard Magazine confirmed Eminem as the top selling artist of the decade. He sold 32.2 million albums just beating out The Beatles. I felt like giving you some of the good videos that dropped today. Want some more news from my point of view check my blog Math Class Heroes
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Mickey Factz is a rapper from the Bronx. I just got up on him. I think he's pretty good. I like his style his music fresh and his flow is nice. He's signed to Jay's RocNation label that has also signed J. Cole & manages Wale & Melanie Fiona. Hopefully being on that label will lead to an album next year. He actually has a lot of songs. Before about a month ago I had only heard a couple tracks from him. Check the mixtapes "Who The Fuck Is Mickey Factz" & "Heaven's Fallout". On my blog Math Class Heroes he will be featured on my hottest rappers for 2010 list. Don't know when that's getting posted.
I just went on rapbasement and saw 50 Cent is reported to join Jay-Z and Nas on there up in coming track "Empire State Of Mind" remix. Im not 100% on this if its true or not. But if it was it would be crazy. As I thought Hov got Nas to diss him and beanie seal? Fiddy had diss Nas "Piggy Bank" track a longtime ago.
But if 50 Cent does this track does it mean Beanie wont be going to sin for G unit records?
This video is one I found on youtube of Jay Z & Nas dissin Fiddy last year.
Malice n Wonderland is dropping tomorrow. Whos getting it? Its snopp dogg tenth album. The track list is below.
2. I Wanna Rock
3. 2 Minute Warning
4. 1800 ft Lil Jon
5. Different Languages ft Jazmine Sullivan
6. Gangsta Luv ft The-Dream
7. Pronto ft Soulja Boy Tell 'Em
8. That's Tha Homie
9. Upside Down ft Nipsey Hussle & Problem
10. Secrets ft Kokane
11. Pimpin Ain't EZ ft R.Kelly
12. Luv Drunk ft The-Dream
13. Special ft Brandy & Pharrell
Well we all know Grammys are early next year. I like watching it and see artists win adwards etc. But as this is a hiphop blog only do hiphop adwards. There are five hiphop adwards in the grammys. First Best Rap Solo Performance - Best I Ever Had" - Drake, "Beautiful" - Eminem , "D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)" - Jay-Z ,"Day 'N' Nite" - Kid Cudi, "Casa Bey" - Mos Def. All good tracks but Drakes was his first big hit so it might put him high up for the grammy. But Beautiful from Eminem was a massive hit and showed a new style of Eminem. D.O.A was hov telling death of auto tune. Kid Cudi track was very big. Last Mos Def - Casa Bey to me I would love to see Mo Def win it. He is so under rated and that track is dope.
Second adward Best Rap Performance By a Duo/Group "Too Many Rappers" - Beastie Boys & Nas, "Crack A Bottle" - Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent, "Money Goes, Honey Stay" - Fabolous & Jay-Z, "Make Her Say" - Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common, "Amazing" - Kanye West & Young Jeezy. Some great tracks here. I would like to see Beastie Boys get it as they been around for years and its a good track also got NAS in it. I would be surprised if in Crack A bottle got it. Fab & Hov could get it as it was a great hit. Other two tracks are solid ones though.
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration - "Ego" - Beyoncé & Kanye West, "Knock You Down" - Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo, "Run This Town" - Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West, "I'm On A Boat" - The Lonely Island & T-Pain, "Dead and Gone" - T.I. & Justin Timberlake. This has to be Run This town it is massive track or Dead & gone T.I & JT kill it.
Best Rap Song - "Run This Town" - Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West , "D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)" - Jay-Z , Dead and Gone" - T.I. & Justin Timberlake , Day 'N' Nite" - Kid Cudi , Best I Ever Had" - Drake . I cant say for this one there all good tracks in my view. But there some other track which could be on here.
Last Best Rap Album - Universal Mind Control - Common, Relapse - Eminem, R.O.O.T.S. - Flo Rida, The Ecstatic - Mos Def, The Renaissance - Q-Tip,. I dont mind ho this goes to just not Flo Rida. Mos Def album was good. Eminem was dope. Q-Tip & Common were great. Its very hard. I might give it to Common Or Mos Def I liek there album. But it could go to any off the four I said.