I've collected a few videos from Twitter for this blog post. E! News reports that Kanye met with Trump “to discuss a potential role for the rapper,” according to an unnamed source. They reportedly discussed West “becoming an ‘ambassador of sorts.’” E! News reports the source as saying “Trump is interested in getting West involved in an ‘entrepreneurial leadership role.’” E!’s source contradicts TMZ, saying that it was Trump’s camp who requested the meeting, not Kanye’s.
My entire life has been guided by the culture of HIP HOP. I'm admittedly a 90's Hip Hop geek obsessed with all facets of the artform from the bass-infused drum patterns to the hardcore storytelling, lyricism and poetry. SO much so that I've have dedicated my life to the empowerment of Independent Artists of all genres in South Florida by developing a weekly showcase titled the HIP HOP ORGY. I've been an Entertainment Reporter for over 15 years interviewing many legends in the industry including TUPAC when I was just a teen and ICE CUBE during his first movie filming for the the flick "Trespass". Over the years, I've gathered numerous A-List celebrity connections and used these relationships to promote world famous Hip Hop parties all around the nation. Now I've honed in on the careers Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County residential musicians with hopes to lend my hand in getting artists signed. With so many accomplishments, I could brag all day long but I won't. I don't have to boast because one word from the God of Hip Hop, DJ KOOL HERC, made my entire year. Underneath a simple Hip Hop party flyer on my personal Instagram account (@lisafordblog everywhere), ONE WORD summed up my entire career and I basically can retire right now (but I won't). DJ KOOL HERC, the Father of Hip Hop, the founder of a global culture, told me that what I was doing with the @HipHopOrgy was "KOOL ;)".
"BJ The Chicago Kid unveiled the clip for "Nothin' But Love" today. The beat, with its twinkly keys and easy drums, evokes the '90s hip-hop that the guest MC Joey Bada$$ holds dear. Though the mixtape version of the song featured Hannibal Buress, he doesn't appear in the video. Look for BJ's album In My Mind early in 2016." - TheFader
Before I get into this blog post, I must say that this is what Hip Hop needs...Diabolical Rap Battles featuring the latest and the greatest. Case in point...FREDRO STARR vs. KEITH MURRAY! AmbrosiaForHeads writes, "After more than a year of hype, promotion, and anticipation, Keith Murray and Fredro Starr finally battled. The October 4 battle at Brooklyn, New York’s Milk River saw the two 1990s major label stars from their crews (Def Squad and ONYX, respectively) square off in a crowded boxing ring. Perhaps symbolically, the MC battle nearly became a physical tussle after the men—and referees struggled to manage the microphone—and each others’ personal space. The MC War event is captured on film, and features nearly 30 minutes of action—and not all of it is head-to-head rhyming. However, Heads can largely agree that it was Fredro’s night, in a battle that seemed to go as deep as its hype videos projected."
PUBLIC ENEMEY's new hit single, "Mine Again" delivers a powerful message and is inspirational on so many levels. NigerianSounds writes, "Legendary Hip-Hop group Public Enemy just delivered their 13th studio album in July titled, 'Man Plans, God Laughs', and today they released a video for one of the songs off the project titled 'Mine Again'. The song features James Bomb who laced it with some poignant spoken word hooks, and Chuck D, the frontman of PE dropping riveting science in the form of lyrics, check out the video which is an ode to Africa and was directed by David Snyder in the Serengeti of Southern Africa."
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."
My mother says every time she checks out my blog she sees TUPAC! Yes Ma'am! And today's post is dedicated to this rap legend because Pac would have turned 44 today if he wasn't gunned down in Las Vegas over 18 years ago. Pac will always be a dominant feature on this blogspot because in my opinion, he is the #1 Pioneer of Hip Hop. Couple that with the fact that I'm still in mourning over his death. I will never get over 2pac because I'm too in love with his music. Happy Birthday Machiavelli !
Happy New Year!! Let's kick things off with a throwback from an artist whom I believe deserve some all around praise for being a hardcore new-schooler...JOEY BADA$$. Every song Joey releases is on point and dope. The beat is f*cking unreal. I still don't get how Alchemist doesn't come up when we talk about the greatest producers of all time. And I really think more underground artists like Joey need to be recognized and underground music should be given more attention by the public eye, so Whoop, here it is.
NAS surprised fans at the Run The Jewels fan appreciation event by launching his new single, "The Season", produced by J Dilla...the best producer in Hip Hop history, in my opinion. This new track and collaboration are perfect and it gives me hope that Nas' new album will be something serious. The song starts at the 1:53 mark.
In "Back At You", Havoc's and Prodigy's flow is very fluid, seamless, and interchangeable between the two. Lyrically, I will admit, Mobb Deep hadn't reached their peaks at this point, but they were very close. And lets not be ignorant. The video is raw as fuck! As far as the instrumental goes, can you really argue how elite it is in its simplicity? So in summation, with all those elements considered and combined, I feel that this is their best song ever.