Hiphop Timeline 2009.

January had Eminem, 50 Cent and Dr. Dre's new song "Crack a Bottle" has leaked on the internet. The song will be featured on Eminem's Relapse as a track not a single. It later reached number one and Jermaine Dupri has split from Def Jam. Lupe Fiasco, last year stated he would be retiring and ending his career with a 3 disc album entitled LupE.N.D but now he said he is not going to retire instead, he’s planning to release three albums over the next year and a half

Feburary had 50 Cent and Rick Ross began trading insults on various diss tracks. Lil Wayne won 4 Grammy Awards at the 2009 Grammy Awards, followed by Kanye West winning 2awards and Jay-Z and T.I. winning one each. Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III sold 3 million copies.

March had Eminem plans to release two albums in this year. 50 Cent also plans to release two albums this year and joins Fall Out Boy in their tour. T.I. is sentenced to go to jail for 1 year and a day for gun possessions. He will go to federal prison sometime after May 19 for trying to purchase machine guns, ammunition, and silencers in October 2007.

April Ludacris signed rapper Lil Scrappy to his Disturbing tha Peace imprint.
Jim Jones was arrested in New Jersey, on an outstanding warrant, all while giving followers on his Twitter page updates during the incident. Eminem releases his first official single in 2 years, "We Made You" off his highly anticipated album Relapse. Asher Roths Asleep in the Bread Aisle & Rick Ross' Deeper Than Rap leaked on the net. Run D.M.C were put in the rock and roll hall of fame.

May had DMX is released from prison in Arizona and Eminem becomes the highest selling artist of 2009 so far with the release of Relapse. T.I put in prsion for 366 days. Jay-Z officially leaves Def Jam Records and Method Man and Joe Budden start beefing. Rapper/producer Swizz Beatz admitted to having a relationship with Alicia Keys.

June had Jay-Z announces he will release The Blueprint³ September 11, 2009.
50 Cent releases a mixtape called War Angel LP and says "it's the best body of work I put out in the mixtape circuit. Michael Jackson dies at the age of 50. The Game ends beef with 50 Cent on Michael Jackson tribute song Better on the Other Side.

July had Game apologizes to 50 Cent and Interscope. Fabolous's fifth studio album Loso's Way leaks onto the internet a week before its official release. Eminem leaks a diss track aimed at Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon in response to Mariah Carey's "Obsessed". Rakim makes an official comeback and releases his first single and Jay-Z becomes hip hop's biggest earner topping the 2009 Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings List.

August was had Game sued by Robert Kirkwood, for fighting at a family funeral. Chamillionaire releases the final mixtape in the Mixtape Messiah Series, Mixtape Messiah 7 and Joe Budden attacked by Raekwon and his crew. Last DJ AM died of an accidental drug overdose August 28th

September had 50 Cent drop a book called "the 50th Law" and Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift speech at VMAs and stated that Beyonce had a better video. Jay-Z and Alicia Keys performed "Empire State of Mind" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Towards the end of performing, Lil Mama jumped onstage.DJ, turntablist & producer, Roc Raida died on September 19 and Charles Hamilton was released from Interscope Records on September 19th.

October had DJ Mr Magic died of a heart attack and Lil Wayne pleads guilty to gun charges from his 2007 arrest and could face up 8 months to 1 year in prison. Chamillionaire released the first single, "Good Morning" and Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man, was arrested October 5 for tax evasion.

November had Gucci Mane sent to prison for 12 Months. Lil Boosie has his sentence doubled to 4 years for marijuana and gun charges. Beanie Sigel as well as 50 Cent, has ignited a beef with Jay-Z. Video is dope J Cole interview.

December has had Young Jeezy squashed his beef with DJ Drama as well as Gucci Mane and Jim Jones left Columbia Records. Weezy Rebirth album leak 2 months early. Billboard names The Neptunes "Producers Of Decade" and Entertainment Weekly named Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon: The End of Day the best Hip-Hop Album of 2009. Last T.I out of prison.


Jay Electronica

How can a dude that's from the same city Lil Wayne is from sound like this. I've heard the name Jay Electronica for some time now but I never paid attention to the guy. A couple weeks ago though I checked out a song by him called "Exhibit C". The real reason I checked it was because Just Blaze produced the track. After listening to that song I instantly became a fame of this dude. I think "Exhibit A" is one of the best rap songs to come out in years. I later found that this dude is also a producer and has done tracks for Nas and others. I've checked other songs by him but he doesn't have that much material. I think this dude is exactly what rap needs.

Reflection Eternal f. Jay Electronica, J. Cole & Mos Def - Jus' Begun

Yo check out this new track from Reflection which features (DJ Hi Tek one of the dopest producers and Talib Kweli) the song features Jay Electronica, J. Cole & Mos Def so you know this song is classic. I'm feeling it but I don't know if the title's supposed to be Untitled.


Wale Freestyles Over Young Money Bedrock

Wale Freestyles Over Young Moneys Bedrock he kills it.

My Top 10 Albums 2009.

This is my list of my top 10 hiphop albums in 2009. The list is not in order. They are all great albums I have put on the list. This year has show the likes of Wale and Kid Cudi show what they are made of. Then the likes of Eminem and Jay Z showing they are still on top of hiphop. Even some artists who been around much longer than othrs likes of Redman & Method Man, Rakim, Mos Def. Check th list out.

Rakim - Seventh Seal was a album which showed lots of different things about it as one of the them was Rakim was back and his new style. It was almost Rakim showin this new style of hiphop which othr artist do as well. But as Rakim been away for so long it was dope to see him put out such a great album. I am a massive fan of Rakim and this album showed my Rakim is one of the best. He can do it as solo artist and in a duo. A very strong album it was I would say.

The Ecstatic by Mos Def was my fav album of the whole year. As im a real big fan of Mos Def and I love seeing him back to hiphop. It showed the true mos def and was he able to do in hiphop. A very golden age artist I would say and he is on of the best of alltime to me. This album left it mark this year to me. Mos Def is very underated in hiphop I would say. It had a track with Slick Rick which was great to see.

Method Man & Red Man - Blackout2 it was a album which showed me statement of hiphop as a whole. As these two repersent the whole 90s in hiphop to me. It was a solid albums every track was dope. It came out early in the year I think may but showed they work so well as a duo. I love listening to it.

Eminem - Relapse was an album which showed em was back and it came out early this year. It was a very strong album as it had many great tracks. I was not massive fan on " We Made you" it made me alugh though. I had to put the album in the list as it was Eminem come back. I expect eminem replase 2 will be out next year.

Before I Self Destruct by 50 Cent showed a different type of fiddy, but I still like it. It had people saying 50 Cent lost it etc. But I think he has not. I still listen to 50 cent and always will. I lik the his new style on the album. Also his track with Eminem on it I really like litening to that. Also it has the JMJ dvd with it which is a dope dvd and it showed what Jam Master Jay done for 50 Cent.

Slaughterhouse by Slaughterhouse was there first album and it showed what they had. It was a very solid album and they work well on it. It had to be on the list as it was there first and it was that good. Joe Budden a member in Slaughterhouse is my fav memeber and he killed all his parts in the album.

Blueprint 3 by Jay-Z made to be in the list it was a great album showing Jay Z on of the best still in the world. And what year it has been for him. I got the album of on the day it came out on itunes and I listen to it so many times. Many great tracks on the album but my fav was " A Star Is Born" which is not a single off it. It was with J Cole and it was dope. Hov killed the album.

Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. II by Raekwon show he can be a solo artist as well as being in a hiphop group. His album was very good and it shows Raekwon been around for a lon time and still got it. It has some dope guests on it Popa Wu, Ghostface Killah, GZA, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, Method Man, Slick Rick, Jadakiss, Beanie Sigel, Suga Bang Bang, Tash Mahogany, Styles P, Blue Raspberry, Lyfe Jennings, Busta Rhymes, Cappadonna. Lots of people were on it and it made a great album that way.

Man On The Moon: End Of Day by Kid Cudi was a dope album and everyone agrees. For one I like Kid Cudi music and his fasion. He is very talented artist. His album was just what I expected. It had so much hype before it came out but you know it would live up to its hype. Cant wait for his next album.

Attention Deficit by Wale has to be in the top 10 as he came a long way from his mixtapes to his first album. I really like the album but feel sorry for Wale as so many people just downloaded it from the internet when it leaked. Back to the album though it was better than I thought it was going to be. Wale shown he is able to make a good album and he has done well this year. Im a very big fan of Wale now.



T.I. Released From Prison

Yeah that's right you might have forgot about but T.I. has been released from prison and was sent to a halfway house for the rest of his sentence. So he's not all the way back yet.

XXL spoke with Tip’s lead defense attorney in his federal gun case, Steve Sadow, who confirmed the news. “He was released this morning from his place of incarceration in Arkansas,” Sadow said. “As I understand it, he’s on his way back to the Atlanta area. He has to report to a halfway house in Atlanta sometime this evening. And he will then spend somewhere between the next two or three months in a halfway house, ending his Buruea of Prison sentence.“

According to Sadow, T.I. will have a lot more freedom under his new living conditions. “A halfway house is more along the lines of a residential dormitory,” he explained of the rap star’s new stipulations. “You live within this house that is broken into areas for living, and you are permitted to leave during the day for certain reasons of which would be employment, medical reasons, things of that nature, and you return to the halfway house in the evening. So it’s a restriction on your liberty but it’s a way for you to reenter into society and not be confined within a jail type institution 24-hours a day.”

Let's hope he comes back with music like this


I wanted to do my first non American city in a post. The first city I could think of was Toronto probably because when you talk about somewhere outside of America I usually hear Toronto. I actually never noticed how many rappers were from Toronto. Some notable rappers from Toronto are Drake, K'naan,  Kardinal Offishall, JD Era, Famous, and one of the biggest producers out right now Boi1da. I could name a lot more underground rappers I know from Toronto but I don't feel like listing more than I already did.


Collection Of Some My Fav Freestyles

I wanted to do a post on freestyles and show you lot some dope ones. Freestyle is very important in hiphop and artists. Its how hiphop formed from freestyle battles in the 1970s in parks etc. If an artist can freestyle it shows they can be quick with words and got flow. This just some of my favourite freestyles. Im not going to put my favourite on up as its Big & Jay Z 1992 I put up many times before. But here are some.

Yo! MTV Raps - Last Episode Freestyle Part 1 feat. Rakim, KRS-ONE, Erick Sermon, Chubb Rock & Mc Serch. "OLD SKL"

The Roots - Doing There Thing In NYC

Nas - H to the OMO (Jay-Z Freestyle Diss)

What You All Think?

Interview With Lil C. Up In Coming Artist/

1. Tell us a bit about yourself ?
My name is Corey but everyone calls me LIL C I'm from Atlanta Ga I've been doing music for over 13 years now I had my first deal with Big Oomp Records

2. What was the first ever hiphop song you listen to?
The Fatboys "Wipeout" it was a Beach boy sample.

3. What was the first hiphop album you brought?
LL COOL J Bigger and Deffer

4. Is their any artist in music who has inspired to become an hiphop aritst?
yes 2 Pac for his creativity and enlightenment on life and the world conspiracy's.

5. When did you first want to become a rapper?
I wanted to become a rapper after I went to my 1st Concert it was Salt and Pepa with the Fatboys at the Omni Arena when I was 6yrs old my mom actually took me if she only knew she spark my entertainment career thanks Mom!!!

6. What hiphop artist could you compare yourself to if you can?

i wouldn't compare myself to no one because I come to rearrange the music game as some say change I feel like it just needs to be rearranged a little.

7. Can you tell us about your mixtape/album which you are currently making?
Right now I have a current project done entitled "Da Trap Da Club and Da Afterparty" its a mixture of 6 songs that takes u on the day and the life of me. So you get the street side the club side of me and what happens when you leave the club when u with me.

8. What is your favourite song that have made so far?
My favorite song would have to "Try Me" its a old James Brown song its timeless. Mainly I love this song because I can play it for any age group and they can feel it its oldschool mix with a lil new school but I'm all about mending the two genres of music. But "Popn N Da Club" is a real club banger and the ladies loves my new single Backseat Love

9. Is there any other jobs in hiphop you can do dj,write songs etc?
Well I write,arrange, and co produce. I did a lot of work with a known label out of the south called BIG OOMP RECORDS I helped them gain regional success that sooned turn national. I written on Dj Unk "Beaten Down Ya Block" album Track #10 entitled "Thinkn of You" feat Jazze Phae a multi-platinum producer from Atlanta. Also a lot of ghost writing behind the scenes

10. If you could work with anyone in the hiphop world who would it be?
Russell Simmons because he built one of the most powerful labels in the Hip Hop world Def Jam Records I would just wanna know the key clues to run a successful business. And keep it around many of years after I step down.

11. In next year from you in the next year?
In the next year I am aiming to be the most talked about artist coming out of Atlanta we are missing a story board of Atlanta someone who can really tell you what's behind these smoky mirrors it aint just about party's and strip clubs here. We got real history and talent here.

12. Last Is their anything you would like to say to the readers?
Yes I would like to thank Hip Hop Culture for this interview. Everybody be on the Look Out for LIL C and the MSM MOVEMENT my Digital Label Launching next year. Liquor endorsements oh yeah I forgot to mention I manage my own club in Atlanta called Club Solution 24 its a very nice club we been open like 3 months now just building the nights so if u ever in Atl give me a shoutout you can Follow me on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/lilcatl on myspace www.myspace.com/lilceo and be on the lookout for my Ep Albums I'm schedule to drop at least 8 via I tunes that's a lot. And yall stay tuned to LIL C aka The Rap Games Neo "The One" LEGGO


Rappers Delight To Gangstas Delight

Sugarhill gang - rappers delight is a very well know track in hiphop. It was one of the first.

50 Cent made Gangstas Delight check it out.

So did Fiddy do a good job on it people?