This is an interesting article I found on the internet. Aint much to blog about so I thought I would drop this.

Nas Buries "Greatest Rapper Of All-Time" Debate, "There Is No Best MC"

Rap veteran Nas has taken on the popular "Greatest Rapper of All Time" debate and said no emcee is worthy of being credited as the best.From Nas' perspective, there will always be "greats", not just one G.O.A.T. ( Greatest Of All Time)

"There is no best or greatest MC. Should never happen, doesn't make sense," he said in a blog post. "It makes sense temporarily when you're striving to be number one. It makes sense for [the fans] to see that, but you have a long run to be the greatest. To me, people already felt like they were [the greatest] in more ways than they should have and I think that hurt them. There is no greatest of all time. We won't know that until we're 60 years old. I think there will be like four to five great ones at the end of the day, but there will be none that's greater than the other. Impossible...[Jay-Z] is the one that smacks everybody in the face that's out there and wanted to say what he wasn't and what he couldn't do. The challenge is that people always count you out and even when you have a hit record and put out a hit album, you're gonna have people dissing you. I think he's showing you: I won't be stopped ever. And that's motivation for everyone else." (VIBE)

Last year, rap vet Rakim shared his thoughts on Jay-Z being a candidate for G.O.A.T. honors.

"I think it's only right that these new names and some of these other cats is gon' get mentioned in that circle," Rakim explained in an interview. "What I did and that feeling that I gave the game when I was at that forefront was then. The same feeling that I gave to certain people is a feeling that Jay is giving to certain people today. I gotta understand that the era calls for a different time where different people get the spotlight. My thing is, I just hope that what I did do is strong enough to last a few more years to keep my name in that loop for a few more years." (BET)

Artists like Mos Def have questioned Hov's "Greatest Rapper Alive" title in the past and compared him to Rakim's lyrical talent. Video Interview below.

Jay recently explained why he calls himself the "Best Rapper Alive."

"But when I say I'm the best, I don't say that outta my a**," Jay said in an interview. "I say that with all my stats behind me. I put that against anybody. I mean anybody. I really believe that...I believe in a lot of things. I believe that 'SportsCenter' is the best thing on TV. I shouldn't have to prove it. But I do have these stats to prove it. I'm talking about real run. I'm not talking about years off. I'm talking about straight--boom, boom, boom--back to back. We're not talking about heritage acts either. We're not talking about respect what I've done. I'm talking No. 1 [albums] 10 times. The Beatles is the only one [to have more No. 1 albums]. They got 19, and if I get a surge of creativity, I could make nine albums next year." (XXL Magazine)

To me it shows what hip hop is all about views of artists etc. To me there is not the greatest rapper of all time. As every great artist plays there part in hip hop. You got rappers who are the best lyrically likes of Talib, Mos Def, Black Thought, Nas, Eminem etc. But then you got most successful rapper which is Jay Z. Then biggie and pace. And many more which you can argue with this all the time as its about views I think. To me Nas and Eminem are but its just my thought of it. And yours?



Drake - Thank Me Later TRACKLIST.

Below are the song titles and features to Drake’s debut album.

1. Fireworks (Feat. Alicia Keys) (Produced by Crada & Noah “40? Shebib)
2. Karaoke
3. The Resistance (Produced by Noah “40? Shebib)
4. Over (Produced By Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels & Al-Khaaliq)
5. Show Me A Good Time
6. Up All Night (Feat. Nicki Minaj)
7. Fancy (Feat. T.I . & Swizz Beatz) (Produced by Swizz Beatz)
8. Shut It Down (Feat. The Dream) (Produced by Omen & Noah “40? Shebib)
9. Unforgettable (Feat. Young Jeezy) (Produced by Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels & Noah “40? Shebib)
10. Light Up (Feat. Jay-Z) (Produced By Tone Mason & Noah “40? Shebib)
11. Miss Me (Feat. Lil Wayne) (Produced By Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels; additional production by Noah “40? Shebib)
12. Cece’s Interlude
13. Find Your Love (Produced By Kanye West & Jeff Bhasker)
14. Thank Me Now (Produced By Timbaland)

This album got some dope features on it for his first album likes of Jay Z, Swizz Beatz, T.i etc. But I remember back in march there was a blog article going around the internet about Drake album it was something called Review From Drake’s, “Thank Me Later,” Listening Session. And it said on it This Saturday Drake will be in L.A. doing a track with Dr. Dre and Eminem. Well there is no Eminem and Dre on the track list which sucks. It could be the track for Eminem new album or Dre Detox. But I was looking forward to that track. I thought Kings of Leon were going to be on the album as well? Hopefully the track is not 100% official but it was on Rap Radar and Globalgrind.


News Yes

Whats good?

With Big Sean’s debut coming this year, he spoke to 1515 on about the project and his collaboration with Pharrell.

B.o.B. Talks All City Chess Club. Southern rapper B.o.B. recently revealed more details about his new supergroup, All City Chess Club. Which are Asher Roth, B.o.B, The Cool Kids, Charles Hamilton, Blu, Diggy, J. Cole, Wale and Lupe Fiasco.

"The All City Chess Club is something that Lupe had the idea about, and me and Charles Hamilton were at a show, and he came up with the idea and talked to us about it, and we were down," B.o.B said of the group's genesis. "I feel like the respect level is mutual with all of us. And I've already done songs with Charles Hamilton, Lupe and Asher Roth. Basically, the whole concept of it is to have a project, a freelance project, that's something fun and creative."

Check out Charles Hamilton speaking on All City Chess Club below:

Nas & Damian Marley - Interview - 106 & Park




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Album/Mixtape UPDATE.

Whats good people? Quick post on some quick news on albums/mixtapes.

Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek) - Revolutions Per Minute.
Its drops on Tuesday May 18, 2010. I already pre-order this album from a couple of weeks back. Its there second album and its two great artist. Make sure you check it out. The artwork it below and a video which is recent of them.

Reflection Eternal - 106 & Park Interview

Chris Brown & Tyga – ‘Fan of a Fan’
This mixtape drops tomorrow Monday May 18, 2010. I hope it will be a good mixtape I think it is worth ago at downloading. So check this out tomorrow. Artwork of album and video below.

Behind The Scenes: Chris Brown & Tyga.... The Making of "Fan of A Fan

Game Album Pushed Back To July
The R.E.D. Album gets delayed from June 29th to July 6th. Same day as Big Boi’s, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty.

And finally Tuesday Distant Relatives drops from Nas and Damian Marley. Cant wait next few days some dope albums/mixtapes dropping.