I grabbed pictures, videos, and clippings from my Facebook family and friends to Honor a Musical Genius who I loved dearly...PRINCE ROGERS NELSON. Prince's song "Adore You" in a way saved my life because everytime I became depressed as a kid, this was the song I played to lift my spirits high enough to face another day. Prince invented the Minneapolis sound and took on the music industry in his fight for creative freedom. At 57, he died way too f*cking young, found unresponsive in an elevator in Paisley Park studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. I'm taking this loss very hard. Prince was the very embodiment of Music.
"Rollin" is by far one of the hardest tracks from LIL WAYNE off of his "Sorry For The Wait" mixtape. The beat is beyond sick and Wayne's flow sounds like one that he shot from the top of his head. He was just freestyling and wildin' out and showing the world how much he loves Hip Hop. No autotunes, just Wayne with a rough & rugged MC voice. GUNPLAY from Maybach Music Group made the original version of "Rollin". But Lil Wayne's take on it sounds better to me.
HollywoodReporter.com writes, "Now in its eighth year, the long-running litigation over whether Jay Z rightfully sampled an Egyptian tune in his hit single "Big Pimpin'" is getting closer to resolution. With the trial scheduled for Oct. 13, the judge on Monday indicated she’d likely deny Osama Ahmed Fahmy's motion for summary judgment against the rapper. Fahmy’s lawsuit centers on the composition "Khosara, Khosara" from the 1960 Egyptian film Fata ahlami, which Jay Z and Timbaland (who is a co-defendant) turned into the unmistakable hook of the rapper’s 2000 single. Fahmy claims he's an heir of “Khosara Khosara” composer Baligh Hamdy and sued the rapper for copyright infringement, also naming Paramount Pictures, Warner Music, UMG and MTV among the defendants."
Janet Jackson writes via Twitter, “Hey you guys. I’ve been listening and now, so can you… Enjoy!” She slayed this song! And throwing Missy Elliot was icing on the cake. JANET! Always coming out of left field with something innovative, fresh and like nothing else out. A true icon and trendsetter. Thank you for sharing your gift and talent with the world! We bow to you Queen of Music!!!
"Dr Dre has made an enormous return to the limelight in 2015 with the release the successful N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton" as well as his long awaited third studio album "Compton". Now, KING CROOKED is paying homage to the legendary artist and entrepreneur with a new record called "If I Was Dre". On this song, Crooked puts himself in the shoes of the good doctor and boasts about his extraordinarily successful career. Production on this record is handled by Aftermath Entertainment's DJ Silk as well as Chris Noxx of the Grammy Award Winning team Tha Piecemakerz."
'POWER' Season 2 has featured some sick underground songs, & "LOTTO" by ROTIMI is that fire!! This track is a banger and another awesome project from 50 CENT's G-Unit Records. It was the closing track from the episode of 'Power' that aired two weeks ago and a certified BIG HIT!!! Rotimi is on his way.
XXL Magazine writes, "Dr. Dre’s long-awaited new album is here. After a 16-year long hiatus since his last studio album 2001, the 50-year-old hip-hop legend returns with Compton. The new LP features appearances by Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, YG, the Game and Xzibit, among others. Dre also said he, King Mez and Justus wrote a majority of the project’s lyrics."
Drake took it back to the way Hip Hop is suppose to be done...playing the dozens through music. No matter who and what comes at you, just make music. No matter what the circumstances and drama you have in your life, just make music. We don't want to hear about your love affairs...just make music. On this blog, we don't care about the gossip...just make music. And that's what Drake did. He bodied Meek with "Back To Back". Let's see if Meek...the comeback King, will respond.
I'm featuring one of my favorite new-school rappers for Music Monday... VIC MENSA. Thissongissick.com writes, "This year Vic has already collaborated with Kaytranada multiple times and with Kanye on one of the hits of the summer with “U Mad” while recently being signed by Jay Z’s Roc Nation. We previously heard a live version of his collaboration with Skrillex, “No Chill,” but now we get to hear a radio rip of the studio version, and it exactly what we were hoping for. Skrillex brings his relentless drums and wonky horns as he proves he can produce hip hop as well as he does with his other production efforts. Vic goes in on this heater spitting choppy, lyrical verses while the beat drops in & out and he adds a catchy hook that has us impatiently awaiting more info about his debut studio album, Traffic."
Nahright writes, "Blackout Brothers Meth and Red reunite on “Straight Gutta”, a new leak from Meth’s upcoming album The Meth Lab, which will be out August 21st."