(image) Jay-Z’s stature has made dissing him very enticing, but also dangerous. A Jay-Z diss is an event and will earn an enterprising rapper plenty of attention. But if that diss is flimsy and unimpressive (Cam’Ron’s “Swagger Jacker”), nobody will take that rapper seriously. That wasn’t a problem for Cam,..
Monthly Archives: October 2009
[Dj01 Note: ML is back at The Voodoo Experience, one of the most prominent music festivals, kicks off in New Orleans tomorrow, and we have dispatched Julie, a talented and up & coming writer to cover all the festivities. Enjoy Julie’s picks below, with live coveritlive/twitter coverage to come throughout..
Longtime New York record excec Dante Ross recalls the time LL Cool J reached out to Ol’ Dirty Bastard for a song and Dirty ended up peeing on a platinum LL plaque outside Chung King studios. Needless to say, the collab never happened. ODB > LL Cool J by a..
Another year, another BET Hip Hop Awards. I’m not sure who the genius behind the idea of the Cypher portion of the show is, but that mofo has had me watching BET (albeit once a year) for the last 3 years. But enough about me, let’s break down the performances:..
Whenever a major artist dies, there’s an initial media blitz where you have a ton of people talking about everything except the music. You know, those people who watch cable news for 3 hours a day. Eventually, those people find something else to talk about, usually a sex scandal or..
One Dub Plate at a Time: A History of Soulspazm is a collection of Soulspazm tracks compiled and mixed by DJ Revolution. Says Revolution, I always checked for the Soulspazm records in the mail because I knew they would be quality. The label consistently worked with talented artists and producers..
ML consigliere Marco Polo just laced me with this track off Kam Moye’s (formerly known as Supastition) album Splitting Image (October 27). I’m not an expert on Kam Moye, but it sounds like he’s slowed up and hardened his flow. Marco’s production production leans more toward Port Authority than Double..
Another leak from Stoney Jackson. I wouldn’t mind hearing some of the other shit Mr. Kweli is cooking up with Madlib. Download: Strong Arm Steady – Get Started (ft. Talib Kweli) (produced by Madlib) Mixmaking Underground Explorers via Talib Kweli Sphere: Related Content
Sean P and Royce drop equally mean verses. Off Kimbo Price: The Prelude to Mic Tyson, out this week. Royce ends a lot of verses with lines about vaginas. Download: Sean Price – Goodnite!!! (ft. Royce Da 5’9", Petro) Sphere: Related Content