January 2010

(Freeway “Touch Down” via OS)

Mikey: Freeway’s latest video and another leak from his upcoming album with Jake One, The Stimulus Package which drops Feb 16. Shouts to Brent.

Freeway “She Makes Me Feel Alright”

Mikey: Part 2 of Hawaii Mike’s conversation with Just Blaze, here they compare the legacy of the Baseline to the famed D&D studios where artists like Gangstarr, Black Moon, and countless others  helped craft the early 90’s sound of New York City Hip-Hop.

“This [Baseline] is the modern day D&D… but it wasn’t celebrated on records and tied to a certain thing. So it was kinda like the Hit Factory where anyone could work there. D&D was like Primo… Beatminerz… but for this generation this is kinda like the same thing. Baseline is like the modern day D&D.” – Just Blaze


*ed. note: We filmed this segment last month, Just Blaze and crew have been packing up the studio and the doors will be closing forever by end of January.-LTD Magazine

Related: LTD Presents Conversations: Just Blaze (Episode #1)

These Late Night Talk Show Wars are getting crazy! I mean there was Conan’s Jerry Maguire mission statement. There were the snarky sneak disses from Conan and Letterman. Leno was playing the goofy aww-shucks role. Kimmel was watching and eating popcorn.

Now it seems like the social niceties are breaking down….with Jimmy Kimmel and Chevy Chase spoofing Leno and Conan last night…with rumors of Leno finalizing his takeover deal and NBC chief Jeff Zucker allegedly threatening to put Conan on ice for years …and with Leno allegedly throwing his first shots at Conan tonite…

But nothing prepared me for the incredible awkwardness of this…..Jay Leno actually had Jimmy Kimmel on the Jay Leno Show for the “10 (questions) at 10” segment. And Kimmel went at Leno’s neck! (clip via Gawker, thnx to Mel on the assist!)

Bottom line…Hey rappers, step your beef game up.

(PS: if Leno, Conan, Kimmel, Letterman, (that Scottish guy and those two other guys who shouldnt be there) were this entertaining all the time….they wouldn’t be in this predicament in the first place.)

And Letterman also got his Leno jab in too….ugly ugly ugly!…after the jump

Mikey: Thanks to Derick G we’ve all had the opportunity to get the Cash Money/Young Money weed carrier rapper experience. In the latest clip of “A Day In The Life”, we travel with Baby from the presidential suite to backstage at the Young Money Tour in ATL.

Bonus: New Years Eve with YMCMB

(A Day In The Life Pt. 1 & 2 after the jump in case you missed them)


throwback thursday

MissInfo: the homie Legend/OnSmash/AllThingsRock is back at it with our weekly walk down mixtape memory lane…this time with Ron G’s classic….

Download: Ron G – Dead Presidents [1996] (Mixtape)

full tracklisting after the jump…


(Plies feat. Keri Hilson “Medicine”)

Mikey: The goon and Ms. Hilson get their prescriptions filled above and DJ Kay Slay feat. Ray J, Maino, Papoose, & Red Cafe search for some “Thug Luv” after the jump. lol at the irony in posting these two video together. (Kay Slay’s More Than Just A DJ drops Feb. 9th)


Help….me….can’t breathe….look at their dirty faces!
And Baby Situation!

Thank you to Babelgum via NYMag’s Vulture Blog.

UPDATE: Coincidentally, my homie DJ Teddy King from KingStampede/BoundlessNY sent over his and DJ Mondee’s latest mixtape (I really enjoyed Teddy’s previous rare Nas compilation):

New Mixtape: Boundless NY Presents – New Jersey State of Mind – DJ Teddy King & Mondee (“You Can Find Us In Brooklyn, But We’re New Jersey Residents!!”) (Download Link)

Full tracklisting after the jump…


(Barrington Levy feat. Kardinal Official “No War” via Onsmash )

Twista “911” ( Haiti Freestyle) (via FSD)
[audio:Twista – 911.mp3]
Twista dedicates this one to all the earthquake victims in Haiti. Please remember you can donate by simply texting “yele” to “501 501”.

Jadakiss “Gangs In New York” (verse) [audio:Jadakiss – Gangs In New York(2).mp3]
This is Jada’s verse off “Gangs of New York” which is supposed to be released on Game’s R.E.D. Album, the full version also features Jim Jones.

Lupe Fiasco “I’m Beaming”
The official version of Lupe’s “I’m Beaming”.

Lil Wayne feat. Pharrell “Smack Down” (via YourAudioFix)
[audio:Lil Wayne feat Pharell – Smackdown.mp3]
Not sure what will become of these Weezy/Pharrell collabs, but here’s another one. (Nation posted two more)

Earlier today, we posted the audio from today’s mega-meeting of the minds at Hot97…..but speedy Drewski already has video clips too! In Clip #1: Hov tells Angie about how he feels about Birdman’s comments, comparing him to Lil Wayne…

After the jump:
Clip #2: Hov, Trey and Jeezy talk about collaborations….they call themselves Mob Squad.
Clip #3: Young Jeezy talks about getting past emotions to squash beef…referring to his truce with Gucci Mane.
Clip #4: the decision to tour together
Clip #5: getting ready to perform at Madison Square Garden

Previously: Audio of Jay-Z, Young Jeezy and Trey Songz on Hot97’s Angie Martinez Show


(photo of Hov, Beyonce, and Angie at Ang’s birthday party this past Sunday at Quo, spotted at Rap-Up)

Today, Angie had a full studio when Jay-Z, Trey Songz and Young Jeezy came by to talk about their upcoming tour dates (hitting Madison Square Garden on March 2) and more….Also, Angie had Jay-Z tweeting from her page and took a twitpic. But does that mean that S_C is a fugazi account?

Jay-Z, Trey, Jeezy with Angie Martinez, part 1:

[audio:hov jeezy try angie 1.mp3]

Jay-Z, Trey, Jeezy with Angie Martinez, part 2: The ridiculous issue of Hov’s occult non-affiliation was raised and squashed. Hov is clear on how/when he causes a frenzy, lol.

[audio:hov jeezy trey angie 2.mp3]

Jay-Z, Trey, Jeezy with Angie Martinez, part 3: The three amigos are now talking about grouping up for a “Mob Squad” project.


Jay-Z, Trey, Jeezy with Angie Martinez, part 4:


Jay-Z, Trey, Jeezy with Angie Martinez, part 5: In this segment, Jeezy talks about how one squashes a longstanding beef (like the one he squashed with Gucci Mane)


Jay-Z, Trey, Jeezy with Angie Martinez, part 6:

[audio:last break for info.mp3]


Previously: Snoop Dogg x Jay-Z “I Wanna Rock (Kings Remix)”
Unrelated/Related: Here’s another photo from the party….Joe Budden, Angie, Me (red-faced), and our girls Lorena, and Ashley.


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