First just wanted to say shout out to MalibuMara for making me this dope new header above and her blog is in the blog-roll list on the blog. Not much happening in hip-hop today unfortunately so I thought I would still drop a quick post.
New Nas interview with bonnaroo.com and he speaks about Distant Relatives, illmatic book and working with Beastie Boys last year.
I found this interesting its the Jay-Z front cover for rollingstone magazine and there piece of his interview in it. Which he speaks about hip-hop age and Blueprint 3 which was his album last year.
“One of the reasons I wanted to make Blueprint 3 was because of the challenge,” Jay told the magazine in a cover story out this week. “We’ve seen people like LL [Cool J] have longevity, and we respect the heritage of what he’s done, but it’s not like, right now, he’s competing on the same level as Lil Wayne. So for me to still be able to compete at that level at my age, that’s rarefied air. It’s never been done. I think the problem with people, as they start to mature, they say, ‘Rap is a young man’s game,’ and they keep trying to make young songs. But you don’t know the slang — it changes every day. You can visit the topic, but these young kids live it every day, and you’re just visiting. So you’re trying to be something you’re not, and the audience doesn’t buy into that. And people wonder why. ‘I made a great Southern bounce song!’ You’re from New York, and you’re 70! Why are you bouncing?”
Drake Freestyle On Tim Westwood and hears the video. Drake done it on Thursday evening and did not use a beat to go over with. And a lot of people noticing and saying he did not use a blackberry to read off like he did in the Funkmaster flex one.