YOUTUBE: Shia LaBeouf is outrapping some full time rappers!! Who knew? This major Hollywood actor came by Sway in the Morning just to casually kill our 5 Fingers of Death.
As a Hip Hop head, I know you already have BIGGIE's 'Party & Bullshit' in your music catalog. In my opinion, this is Biggie's best song. It epitomizes delivery, BIG's deadly flow, and flawless timing. Believe it or not, this was his first track ever which was released as the fourth promotional single for the soundtrack to the 1993 film 'Who's the Man?'. The irony? ... The best way to describe most of today's music is this song's title. ;-) R.I.P B.I.G. He would have turned 43 today.
For a rapper to stay relevant in the game for over 3 decades, LL COOL J can be considered the real RAP GOD. There's not an artist in the industry who's been able to stay consistent for as long as he has. FJ Music writes, "LL Cool J reinvents Tinashe's "2 On". We've heard a artists take on Tinashe's hit single "2 On" over the last little while, most recently the Drake and O.B. mix, which certainly brought a lot more attention to the already buzzing single. The latest rapper to try his hand at the DJ Mustard-produced number is LL Cool J, who decided to bring an entirely new vibe to the remix, a refreshing take considering most freestyles these days borrow not only the instrumental, but the entire flow of the original. Cool J injects some new life into the remix with as he changes up the beat, sampling Snoop Dogg's "Gin & Juice" in the process."
It's being reported that Death Row Records founder, SUGE KNIGHT, was shot 6 times during a MTV VMA Awards party hosted by Chris Brown at LA club 1 OAK last night. "Shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning, a shooting occurred at 1OAK nightclub in the 9000 block of Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood where two men and a woman were wounded, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said in a statement provided to the Daily News. The suspect remains unknown, but the victims include a 49-year-old male, widely reported as music producer Marion (Suge) Knight, as well as two unnamed victims, a 32-year-old male and a 19-year-old female. All the victims were transported to local hospitals and are expected to recover. While the 25-year-old R&B singer is said to have been the intended target, it was Knight who took the heat along with the two other victims, reports TMZ."
SUGE KNIGHT says all fingers point to Diddy if TUPAC was actually murdered, but deeply believes that PAC is still alive. What else is still alive? The bad blood between Diddy and Suge, and what Suge calls "Hollywood" rappers. As we see nearly 20 years later, the "Who murdered 2Pac" saga still continues and is one that will never die...until the world, and fans like me get an arrest and the TRUTH of what really happened the night of September 13, 1996. Is there any validity to what Suge Knight is saying in this video? Or is it just mumblings from an ole' fool. You be the judge.
This video is a portrayal of Biggie's "Warning" from his "Ready To Die" album, and it's funny as hell! It's the first of six episodes of , "THE SMALLS FAMILY" - an experimental comedy based on the timeless lyrics Biggie. THE SMALLS FAMILY strives to pay homage to Biggie's incomparable language....while refreshing it to a new audience. Biggie is still a hell of an influence!
Faith Evans speaks out about the on-going investigation into Biggie's death on the Arsenio Hall show. They had a frank and honest conversation about the LAPD and what comes next. "We just basically stopped spending our money on trying to hope that the LAPD was gonna do their part. So it's not closed, it's just a matter of when they really feel they wanna do the right thing, because we, in our hearts, feel we know what happened, and we believe they know what happened." - Faith Evans
The late great Notorious B.I.G.'s legacy lives on through the skillful talents of his children. Ossian Media announced that C.J. Wallace (16 yrs old) and T'yanna Wallace (19 yrs old) will star in a brand new animated series about maintaining Biggie Small's New York City recording studio, titled - "HOUSE OF WALLACE."
Lend your ears to this list of epic hip hop instrumentals, which is in no particular order. Of course, there are way too many to name in one post, as the genre of hip hop music is filled with numerous legends. Featured in this list are Nas, MF Doom, Biggie, Common, J Dilla, 9th Wonder, just to name a few. So I guess I will make this part of a series. The next list will more than likely include tracks from Madlib, Khrysis, and Preemo,