Portrait of Alfred Hitchcock by Antonio Mossucca This is just a quick blog post to pay homage to the great American horror filmmaker, Alfred Hitchcock, Eminem’s muse for his latest album, Music To Be Murdered By. I wonder if Hitchcock knew that one day his style and his 1958 album, the original Music To Be Murdered […]
“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.”
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.”
For me, the jury is still out on how I feel about an upcoming N.W.A. movie. Some say that it’s a story long overdue, but I feel that once they start making movies about famous rap figures, it diminishes my memory of the era. I don’t know. This is just how I feel about it. F. Gary Gray is the director, so I’m sure the film is going to be hardcore and worth watching regardless. Anticipation is definite.
Tony Toni Toné’s, “Let’s Get Down”, features one of my favorite Hip Hop tracks of all time produced by the West Coast’s legendary DJ QUIK. Da Brat’s, “Fire It Up” has a similar swag and sound and like this one, is on constant rewind in my IPod. You can dance to ‘Let’s Get Down’, you can have sex to ‘Let’s Get Down’, and you can smoke to it because it’s one of those timeless chill ass songs. It takes place during the days when women could be in the videos with clothes on and still be sexy! I wish they would get back together and tour!!!
DONALD STERLING is gung-ho about NOT selling the L.A. CLIPPERS in wake of his racist remarks scandal, but that’s not stopping superstars like Magic Johnson from throwing a towel in the ring, hoping for a bid to purchase the NBA team. And much to our surprise, Hip Hop Legend, Mega Producer, and BEATS creator, DR. DRE, also wants a piece of the action. Dr. Dre and the Clippers are certainly a match made in heaven seeming that Dr. Dre is a true American success story who was bred in L.A. If the team were his, would he change the name to the L.A. Chronics? Lol That would be dope…literally!~!
“A 90-second commercial for Beats shows off a new collaboration between Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar, and by the sound of it, you can expect a loud and energetic sound. The video also shows off the new Beats by Dre Studio headphones and the Beats Pill product. Check it out.”
SNOOP, “As I look up at the sky
My mind starts trippin’, a tear drops my eye
My body temperature falls
I’m shakin’ and they breakin’ tryin’ to save tha Dogg
Pumpin’ on my chest and I’m screamin
I stop breathin’, damn I see demons
Dear God, I wonda can ya save me
I can’t die Boo-Boo’s bout to have my baby
I think it’s too late for prayin’, hold up
A voice spoke to me and it slowly started sayin
“Bring your lifestyle to me I’ll make it better”
How long will I live?
“Eternal life and forever”
And will I be, the G that I was?
“I’ll make your life better than you can imagine or even dreamed of
So relax your soul, let me take control
“Close your eyes my son”
My eyes are closed”
Kendrick Lamar raps acapella “Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst”, one of the most personal and poignant songs on his explosive debut album, Good kid, m.A.A.d City”, and explains the story behind the song’s powerful lyrics.
In this exclusive footage, you’ll see history in the making…Aftermath rapper, Kendrick Lamar is in the studio listening to one of his crazy tracks “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” alongside two of hip-hop’s biggest superstars, Andre 3000 and Dr. Dre. Kendrick, whose new album, ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City’, drops Tuesday, was giving this song one last playback. In the end, André 3000, summed up the track nicely, “Excellent.” I hope this session is the beginning of a beautiful partnership.