For Those Who Can't Sleep On Hip Hop

Souls of Mischief are always light years ahead of everyone else. Check out their debut album, “93 ’til Infinity” for proof. Now, five albums later, they have teamed up with composer Adrian Younge(best known for “The Black Dynamite” soundtrack & Ghostface Killah’s “Twelve Reasons To Die” album)to add “There Is Only Now” to their impressive catalogue. The new release is a concept album focusing on crime, love and loss. Check out this track – “Ghetto Superhero” and don’t bother going to sleep tonight until you’ve purchased the new album.

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Okay Busta, we love ya but this is the 3rd version of “Calm Down” to be released so…Calm down already! This time, instead of Eminem adding to the mix, we get Everlast. Of course that’s only fitting since the track samples his 1992 hit with House of Pain – “Jump Around.”

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Shady turns “XV”

August 26, 2014

In celebration of the fifteen year anniversary of Eminem’s, “The Slim Shady LP” the “Guts Over Fear” rhyme spinner will release a double album called “Shady XV” on November 28th – Black Friday. Reportedly, the first album will consist of classic Marshall Mathers material while the second will offer new tracks. ‘Sounds good. Here’s one 1999 classic we hope they include – “Role Model.”

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Drake was touring in Boston on Sunday…That’s the good part. The bad part was that the VMA Awards occurred in California on Sunday, which meant he was unable to attend. Not so fast! If you thought that would stop the Canadian megastar from accepting his award for Hip-Hop Video of The Year (for “Hold On, We’re Going Home”) you couldn’t be more wrong! Here’s a clip.

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VMA Wrap up

August 26, 2014

Last Sunday’s Video Music Awards was unique in that it lacked that special MTV element…controversy. Everything went off without a hitch. Rapper, Angel Haze made her red carpet debut with Alec Baldwin’s daughter, Ireland and was joined by a multitude of celebrities as they entered The Forum in Inglewood, California. There were no live anacondas lurking in Nicki Minaj’s performance(which helped her backup dancers breathe a sigh of relief). She even received a few congratulatory comments backstage from Iggy Azalea(her supposed rival)after a “wardrobe malfunction” occurred during her set with “Bang Bang” partners, Jessie J & Ariana Grande.

Speaking of Ariana, the rumor mill has been going crazy about a romance between her and rapper Big Sean – especially since the two were spied by the MTV cameras holding hands backstage. Miley Cyrus had a homeless man(who reportedly has a warrant out for his arrest after violating his probation for criminal trespassing) accept her trophy for Video of the Year. Beyonce received her Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award(presented to her by Jay-Z and daughter, Blue Ivy)and did some presenting of her own, after the awards show, when she granted Nicki Minaj a “Flawless” necklace as a thank you for the Young Money rapper’s appearance on Miss Carter’s remix of the same name. See, some people in the industry DO give back.

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