Archive for October, 2013

2 Chainz Appears On ESPN’s ‘First Take’

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Sgt. Over ft. Ras Kass – I’m Thru

Ras links with Jersey City’s Sgt. Over for “I’m Thru”.

Previously: Sgt. Over ft. Ransom – Black Death

C Plus – Semi-Retirement

The Big Paycheck is a compilation of tracks executive produced by A$ AP Ant and presented by DJ Nick of Marino Gang Records. Among the featured artists, Sacramento’s C Plus contributed to the mixtape with “Early Retirement” produced by Chase Moore and Hippie Sabotage. The Big Paycheck also has some new, exclusive music from A$ AP Ant, [...]

Beni Haze featuring Pusha T & Planet VI – It’s On Me (Behind The Scenes)

With collaborative projects alongside The Neptunes, Timbaland and Nottz under his belt, Virginia-based Beni Haze has released a behind-the-scenes look at his recent project “It’s On Me” featuring Pusha T and songwriters Planet VI. Clocking in at just one minute, the video shows Pusha T in the heat of studio time while “It’s On Me” streams alongside. Peep the video above and stream the tune in full below.

50 Cent Attempts To Cry On Cue In ‘American Gangster’ Audition Tape

50 Cent Signs Copies Of His Book "Formula 50: A 6-Week Workout and Nutrition Plan That Will Transform Your Life"

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Even rap superstars go through bad auditions some times. 50 Cent’s audition tape for 2007′s “American Gangster” has been leaked and shows the rapper trying to snag the role of a crony of drug kingpin Frank Lucas (played by Denzel Washington). In it, we see 50 attempting to cry on cue for an especially emotional moment.

Defamer, who acquired the footage, says the role ultimately went to Chiwetel Ejiofor, who is currently in the critical favorite “12 Years A Slave.”

50 Cent’s most infamous acting role is as Marcus in “Get Rich Or Die Tryin.’” According to his IMDB profile he has over 15 credits to his name and just completed another movie called “Vengeance.”

Recently, 50 took his star power to the small screen in Sundance Channel’s Dream School. The reality-based show highlights 15 high school kids with problems ranging from drug addiction to teen pregnancy. “Dream School” gives the kids the chance to finish their education with help from celebrity “mentors” like 50, Swizz Beatz and Reverend Jesse Jackson.

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Kanye West Explains Why His ‘White Voice’ Comes Out

By Jason Brendler

Kanye West’s big news this week is that he’s now engaged to Kim Kardashian, but he recently sat down with The JV Show on San Francisco’s Wild 94.9  radio station to discuss a few topics that have been buzzing on the internet…including the “white voice” that comes out in some situations.

Ye discussed stunts such as bringing a “White Jesus” on stage during his Yeezus tour, along with the whole concept of naming his album Yeezus to begin with–and that’s because Jesus is one of his biggest heroes. “People want to be like Mike, I want to be like Christ,” said Kanye.

However, what was perhaps most intriguing was his idea of putting on a “white voice” in certain situations. The Chicago native explained that when he gets invited to certain dinner parties he wonders, “Are they inviting you because they really want to be a part of what I’m doing or are they inviting you so they can laugh at your teeth and ask you a million questions?” referencing his bottom grill, made of all gold and diamonds.

He explained that in some of those cases, the “white voice” or job interview voice comes out, also noting that it’s not as much about race as it is about class.

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Main Attrakionz x Tynethys (Mixtape Stream)

Here’s a stream of the new self-titled project from Mondre, Squadda and producer Tyneths. After the first draft of this project was lost on a harddrive crash, the trio hit the studio and recorded a whole new set of songs to replace it.

When describing the creative process, Tynethys explained it to be, “simple like the title. Drugs, a whole lotta tree, some brandy wit lemonade, some vodka, drugs, a keyboard, and a microphone … then repeat.”

Previously: Main Attrakionz – International (Prod. by Tynethys) | MondreM.A.N. ft. Squadda B, DaVinci & Shady Blaze – Atta Boy

Francis and the Lights – If They Don’t Come Tomorrow

Releases from Francis and the Lights have been few and far between over the last few years. However when the song “ETC” surfaced in May, hopeful rumors of a new project soon followed. After much adieu, that new project has been confirmed in the form of an EP, entitled Like a Dream, and is scheduled to release November 25. Along with the announcement came the CDQ version of “If They Don’t Come Tomorrow,” which had only previously been heard live. Listen the official stream below, and get excited for the new Francis and the Lights material coming next month.

Video: OneToWatch: Isaiah Rashad (Short-Film)

In this arresting short film, Myspace and TDE put you on the ground of the 21-year-old’s home turf, offering a look at Rashad and his family that paints an intimate portrait of an artist who’s already well on his way to becoming one of hip-hop’s next big things. Listen in as Rashad’s parents reflect on his path from promising unknown to the pros and Rashad lays out a plan for staying true to himself and being a sex symbol like Prince, without the heels.

Previously: Video: Isaiah Rashad Performs “Shot You Down” at FADER FORT

Miles Jones – Sweet Lies f. Kayo & A-Jaxx (Video)

A year after releasing The Jones Act Part III (available now on iTunes), Miles Jones comes through with the official visuals to the album’s closing track. Directed by Aaron Alleyne. PREVIOUS: Miles Jones – Again (Video)

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