December 2010


Producer Streetrunner gives Lil’ Wayne fans another treat, this time for the NYE occasion he lets go of a pre Carter 3 track that originally dropped three years ago. Here’s the full version of “One Night Only” in full mastered quality.

New Music: Lil’ Wayne – “One Night Only” (Mastered/CDQ) (prod by. Streetrunner)

Tonight you can catch Weezy on NBC’s New Years Eve with Carson Daly (10pm EST) and 106’s New Years Eve Party with Young Money/Cash Money (11pm EST) (both pre-taped). While in Chicago he’ll be alongside Dip Set for their NYE Concert at Adrianna’s Club Ballroom.

Thanks to Streetrunner

After the jump check out the latest from Akon feat. Ludacris, Gucci Mane, and French Montana…..



Chris Brown hit Twitter earlier to release one of two songs that’ll premiere today, the first being the Jim Jonsin produced “Here We Go” that features Pitbull. At midnight he’ll also be releasing the next single from his new album F.A.M.E. that features Lil’ Wayne and Busta Rhymes tited “Look At Me Now”.

New Music: Chris Brown feat. Pitbull – “Here We Go” (prod by. Jim Jonsin)

via Chris Brown.

Check out more new songs from Rich Boy, 1982, Scram Jones feat. Gangrene, Alley Boy feat. Gucci Mane, and Jermaine Dpri, after the jump…..


Mikey says: Watching the Diplomats get back together was definitely one of my favorite Hip-Hop moments of 2010. As a teen, Dipset mixtapes, as well as the guys’ solo CDs were in heavy rotation at my parent’s crib. Before moving to New York on my own, before getting involved in journalism, the Dip’s music painted a crazy ass picture of the big city for me. Since ’07, I’ve had the opportunity to interview Jimmy, Juelz, and Freekey on several different occasions, Killa still remains elusive, ahaha. But, anyway, 2010 also marked the year of Cam joining Twitter, leading us further in the absurdity that he calls everyday life. Just for laughs, we’ve put together a sizzle reel of Cam’s most hilarious Twitvid moments. Happy New Year guys.

Last night in Santa Monica, was on set of Kanye West’s “All Of The Lights” video shoot, where they got a quick clip of ‘Ye performing one of the scenes in the Hype Williams directed clip.

Props to HHNM

Previously: Photo Opp: Rihanna & Hype Williams on set of Kanye West’s “All Of The Lights”

Yesterday marked the birthday of the late Chad Butler aka Pimp C who passed away three years ago, earlier tonight Julia Beverly posted never before seen footage from the 2008 Ozone Awards in Houston. The highlight of that night was a tribute set to Pimp C and UGK with performances from Bun B, Too $hort, Webbie, Lil’ Boosie, 8 Ball, Big Boi, David Banner and plenty more.

R.I.P. Pimp C #UGK4Life

Thanks to Julia Beverly.

DJ Premier sat with MTV’s RapFix Live to speak on the untimely death of his Gang Starr partner Keith “Guru” Elam. During the interview he addresses the controversial “authentic” letter that Guru Solar wrote right before the passing and spoke on his private funeral and Gang Starr’s legacy.

“The letter didn’t exist, which I didn’t… I wasn’t worried about that anyway, “said Primo. “Even if he did write that letter, I know how he writes. I’ve been around this guy for 23 years. I know everything about him and I know his family real well and they’re down with me, they ride with me.”

“We had a private funeral with his remains there and [I] spoke at the funeral,” shared the prolific producer. “It was a lovely ceremony. I did everything from the heart off my head, which is how you’re supposed to do it.”

Thanks to MTV RapFix Live


M.I.A. gives fans new music to bring in the new year with her mixtape Vicki Leekx, the follow up to her 2004 tape Piracy Funds Terrorism, Volume 1. Some notable producers on the project include Danjahandz, Diplo, and M.I.A. herself who also handled some of the production duties.

Thanks to Rap-Up via VickiLeekx

You can check out the tracklist and grab the download link after the jump…..


Keyshia Cole paid a visit to Chelsea Lately last night where the two discuss motherhood, her upcoming marriage to NBA player Daniel “Boobie” Gibson, previous relationships and her brand new album Calling All Hearts.

Previously: Keyshia Cole feat. Timbaland – “Last Hangover”

Tuesday night, Marsha Ambrosius was back in her home country of the U.K. for an intimate show at North London’s Dingwalls. During her set she performed a cover of the late Teena Marie’s “Yes Indeed”, which was a personal favorite of both vocalists.

Says Marsha:

“She used to do ‘Say Yes’ in her set, and that’s how we got talking…” Ambrosius revealed, playing her version of the song to the crowd through a laptop. “Back when I thought I was recording a solo album I was like, ‘I love ‘Portuguese Love’ and I love ‘Yes Indeed’ and I would love to cover it,’ and she gave me the ‘Okay girl!’”

“Then she heard it and she gave me approval. That means a lot to me; for a singer to respect you is like a whole other thing… To have the respect of someone like that is like, I’m doing the right thing with my life…”

Props to SoulCultureUK

(updated version via Yardie)

Seems like someone’s been watching Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike, and Chan-wook Park flicks….and any of the superstylized glam-horror directors that have been blowing up from Hong Kong, Japan and Korea in the past 10 years. If you haven’t seen 3 Extremes, which features short films from all three directors above, it’s really weird and fascinating. Rent it. I’m betting Kanye has.

But as for “Monster”….seeing Kanye get an aggressive shiatsu from a bunch of models zombies is a little heavy-handed (pun intended). And maybe the she-wolf and the severed head is just out of season. Hov’s segment says to me “I’m just going to go to my happy place and pretend this concept isn’t happening.” But Nicki steals the show visually the same way she did lyrically, giving herself a dominatrix lapdance, and giving many fanboys a tingling sensation.

I can’t wait to see the highbrow breakdowns of what Kanye’s dead-eye models “symbolize.” That’s always amusing.

(trailer for the 3 Extremes movie that I mentioned, after the jump)

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