November 2008

Big Kuntry King after the jump


lol….well after all of 50’s goading, and Lil Wayne’s inexplicable graciousness in return….it looks like Weezy is finally snapping back.

Now I’ve heard many entertaining comments from Lil Wayne, but his s—t-talking game is not ready to spar with Curtis. This is exactly what that bully has been waiting for.

“All about a dollar, f–k Two Quarters. Bitch, I’ll pour syrup in that vitamin water
I hope you die ugly, and tonight will be gorgeous.”

Lil Wayne and Lil Boosie “Louisianimal” (audio tags from The Empire)

(thanks to Nigel from RealTalkNY for sending this over)


Conan is my favorite talk show host! He and Kanye share a humorous chat…
Kanye says that he’s going to do something about the vulture-like state of paparazzi. I wonder if that’s overly optimistic. Didnt even George Clooney try that a few years ago?

Love Conan’s Gibb rendition.

But that bathroom comment was completely manic. Most awkward moment ever on Conan? I wish Conan had a blog (one that wasnt on the radar so that he could be completely honest on it) just so that I could find out his reaction to that moment.

But in far more silly ‘Ye news….NYMag and UK tabloid The Sun are speculating that Kanye’s heartbreak is being tended to by 19-year-old model-of-the-moment Sessilee Lopez….


I’m eagerly awaiting the audio from Thisis50’s interviews with Alfamega and Big Kuntry King later today….but in the meantime, inbetweentime, Alfamega waxes philosphical on this week’s Dirty Award brawl with the homie Shaheem at MTVNews….

“God’s honest truth, for real, we came in there feeling good,” Mega said about his camp’s demeanor at the Dirty Awards. “If you [look] at the beginning of the videotapes, it will show we didn’t come on no hostility. When the disrespect started coming, we was eating it, then it got blatantly out of hand. That’s when it all happened.”

Alfamega goes on to say that he and his crew were not antagonizing Shawty Lo during his performance, refuting Lo’s claims that that’s what made him perform the anti-T.I. song “Don’t I.”

“I think [Lo] feels like he ain’t getting his just due. I can understand, but God will give you blessings, and your blessings might not as be as big as the next man. Be thankful for what you got.

“What happened with me — Tip had nothing to do with that,” Alfa added, now going into what led to the night’s second incident. “It just happened. They was performing the song, I was like, ‘Let’s have fun.’ I start dancing. I’m feeling good. That’s my boy, Yung L.A., he made it. I get on top of the table, Shawty gets on the table. Shawty fakes like he’s gonna throw a drink on me. By then I stepped down.”

“I could have made a move. I could have jumped from one table to the next,…. I seen three or four more dudes like they gonna do me bodily harm. My first reaction — me being who I am, I am a funny dude, but hey, I can wake up — was to smack the dude. I didn’t punch him, I smacked him. I swung on the other dudes, they started swinging. Grand Hustle didn’t have nothing to do with that situation. It was on Alfamega.”


“I embarrassed, y’all,” he said. “Certain people were subjected to the pepper spray. By them trying to spray me, that lingering fumes got other people. I’m embarrassed by the whole situation.”

Aww. This guy is so huggable.

PS:….um, can you be knocked unconscious with an open hand?? (Would a Maino vs Alfamega friendly smackfest count as MMA?)


Common feat. Kanye West “Punch Drunk Love”

hope this is an indication of what’s to come from that alleged
all-kanye-produced Common project

(Thanks to Will from

EDIT from missinfo: Oops, just to clarify….this track is prod. by Pharrell. But there is talk of an all-Chicago Common album to come, helmed by ‘Ye and NoID. So unbunch your panties please.

Off the upcoming Dipset Christmas 08′ album, Happy Holidays!

(thanks to Legend)

(“10, 9, 8, 7, 6……” -Alfamega)

*Update: Bossip’s Kim Walker caught T.I. post-fight#1 acceptance speech for his Humanitarian of the Year award (snicker). You can listen to the veiled daggers here.

well, I watched like 4 different videos of the fracas between T.I.’s Grand Hustle crew and Shawty Lo’s crew from Monday night’s Dirty Awards in Atlanta. (Which I’m gonna be honest…is not the more optimistic award show name if you want to avoid fracas)

And honestly, I can’t tell what the hell is going on. So I’ll just rely on play-by-play from Shaheem and Gyant.

But I will come to this conclusion. Alfamega is the superhybrid of label artist/security/hypeman/henchman/even comic relief! You other artists who are signed to a big star and just sit around recording and stuff? Pshaw! You better get your weight up. This guy is the Robo-Flex of side artists.
(“I love my job!” -Alfamega)

I also feel vindicated in my original cynicism about that fake-ass T.I. and Shawty Lo truce from before. Don’t ever date someone who has to leave their boyfriend/girlfriend for you. And don’t ever trust pressured truces.
(“Hate you.” “Hate you back, Hater.”)

(photos spotted at Necole‘s.)
Video and description of the fight after the jump

canibus, dmx, forte, pun, mos def
(wow, talk about a moment in time. Canibus, DMX, John Forte, Big Pun, Mic Geronimo [obscured] and Mos Def***)

The Washington Post reports:

A Grammy Award-winning rapper and music producer originally sentenced to 14 years in prison for smuggling cocaine is one of 16 people receiving pardons or reduced sentences from President Bush.

John Edward Forte of North Brunswick, N.J., a graduate of the elite Phillips Exeter Academy prep school who later became a producer for the rap group The Fugees and released two albums on his own, was caught in 2000 at Newark International Airport with two briefcases filled with $1.4 million worth of liquid cocaine, according to court documents.

Forte, 33, a first-time offender, was convicted of possessing the 31 pounds of cocaine with intent to distribute and was sentenced to a minimum of 14 years at Fort Dix, N.J. (Forte’s Web site)

With the commutation*, Forte will be released Dec. 22, after serving just over seven years. He still faces five years of supervised probation.”

(I’ve never been a fan of how instrinsic to Forte’s story was that dang Phillips Exeter alumni subtext. )

I guess Carly Simon was still advocating on Forte’s behalf even 7 years later? Wow. Too bad the old gang is all in a disarray. I talking to Forte back in the day, he was a clever guy. What a crazy road its been.

Here’s an old Rolling Stone interview from jail.

***the 7-part vintage video interview after the jump

Mr. Cee been debuted this since uh-deen….

thanks to Legend for the linky. I’m still not sure if I like this now, will I like it a year from now? Probably not.

Related but Unrelated: this editorial from Billy Sunday was very interesting.

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