Archive for April, 2011

N.O.R.E. – N.O.R.Easter (Mixtape)

Posted in 1 on April 25, 2011 by bobbybounce


Mobb Deep Considers G-Unit Re-Up, “We’re Still Throwing Ideas Around”

Posted in 1 on April 22, 2011 by bobbybounce

Mobb Deep’s Prodigy has clarified his relationship with 50 Cent after Havoc recently revealed their disassociation from Interscope/G-Unit Records after only releasing 2006’s Blood Money on the label.

According to P, Mobb Deep are currently free agents, but a G-Unit Records reunion may be in the works.

“You can go get your money, elsewhere. And when that happened I was always talking to 50 [Cent] the whole time while I was locked up, and I basically asked him ‘How are we going to proceed? How are we going to move forward when I get back?’ And he was telling me he was interested in negotiating a new deal, with the new situation he’s got, and I was like, ‘Alright, cool.’ Came back home, and we’re still talking about it, throwing ideas around now about how we want to do it, but as of right now we’re free agents.” (Complex)
While G-Unit still serves as a possible home, P is currently primarily focused on their music.

“Right now we’re not concerned with which label it’s going to be. We’re really concerned with making an incredible album. Like never before. To basically solidify our careers, and our legacy for the next 20 to 30 years. We’ve been in the game for like 20, and we’ve had a good run, so we’re just trying to solidify the next 20 right now. And the only way that you can do that is make sure the music is not just good, that shit has to be incredible.” (Complex)
Last month, Hav confirmed speculation that Mobb Deep was off G-Unit.

“An album is definitely in the sights,” he said. Although the disc’s home is uncertain as of know. Havoc said, while they are still cool with 50 Cent, the group is no longer on G-Unit Records. “It was a problem for Interscope, where I guess they felt that we didn’t sell enough records for them at that time,” he explained. “So they let us go off the roster and we was like, the stipulations in contracts was real technical so after that I think the G-Unit contracts just expired. [But] we [won’t] stay homeless for long,” the free agent added. (XXL Mag)
In late 2009, 50 Cent provided a G-Unit Records roster update.

“As far as the rest of the roster, of course the original G-Unit as a group are gonna stay together,” Fif promised in an interview. “That’s myself, Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks and on the actual label, G-Unit Records as a roster, I let Prodigy and Havoc go off the label because P had to get extra money before he went into jail. And Havoc just had idle time while P was gone because he didn’t work as often as P does. M.O.P. was kinda just waiting for me to do it for them…Hot Rod and Spider Loc are still technically signed to G-Unit Records…[Young] Buck is still signed to G-Unit Records, hopefully he can come up with a record. If he can come up with a song, we can get my money back, you know what I’m saying? I hope he can come up with something right quick. I’m looking forward to that check at least. They gotta pay me not to put the [G-Unit] logo on it.” (This Is 50)
Mobb Deep’s run on G-Unit lasted from summer 2005 to 2009. In 2006, Mobb Deep released Blood Money which reportedly sold under 500,000 copies. Last summer, 50 Cent signed a distribution for his G-Unit Records through EMI Music.

Prodigy’s Got A Deep Stash Of Nas Tracks, “It Was Only Right We Bring That Feeling Back”

Posted in 1 on April 22, 2011 by bobbybounce

After recently revealing his feud with Nas was buried, Mobb Deep’s Prodigy has hinted at a few stashed away new collaborations fans can look forward to.

Explaining his motivation to patch things up immediately following a three-year jail bid, P said his new “Dog Sh*t” Nas track is the first of many to come.

“We had a real long, interesting conversation about the future and how we want to move forward with our music, just everything like that. But mostly about how we need to put our little bullsh*t aside, and how our music is more important than any of that bullsh*t that we were going through. Right away, we sent him the song ‘Dog Sh*t’ that we had did, and he got on it, and it’s coming out crazy. We did a couple of other songs with him that we haven’t put out yet.” (Complex)
P also described how vital it was to get back into making music alongside Nasty Nas.

“He was actually on tour with Ky-Mani Marley, so we sent it through the email. We did a couple other joints. Because you know, back when we were coming up, The Infamous and our early albums, that was what we did. We recorded songs with the home team, and Nas was part of the home team. It was only right that we bring that feeling back. You can never go back to a time and try to recreate that sound because that time is done. But you can bring some of the feeling and that nostalgia back by reminding people what n*ggas was about, and how n*ggas is a team. That’s what we did, and it’s coming out crazy man.” (Complex)
Last week, P hinted at his reconciled relationship with the fellow Queens, New York native.

“We’ve beent talking since I’ve been home,” P told DJ Whoo Kid referring to Nas. “We put that to the side to do this music. This music is crazy right now that we’re working on. We did a couple of joints, you know what I’m saying? It’s coming out crazy, man. The music is more important than anything, all the little petty bullsh*t, you know what I’m saying? So we good on that…It was all love, because n*ggas came up together. So it’s nothing but love when we see each other…” (Radio Planet TV)
Earlier this month, Prodigy and Nas dropped their newest collaboration.

Mobb Deep reunites with frequent collaborator Nas on “Dog Sh*t,” produced by The Alchemist and Havoc. The dark, hood-friendly joint, which features piano keys fluttering over ominous bass drones, solidifies Prodigy, Havoc, and Nas’ gangster mentality. “Dog sh*t, I sh*t you not/ You bring that larceny, danger, or harm around me?/ Dog sh*t, listen to me good/ We the grand goons, just a lick of nickel dime hood,” spits P on the chorus, while Nas welcomes his peer back from prison. (Rap-Up)

“Strong” from Prodigy Prod by King Benny

Posted in 1 on April 20, 2011 by bobbybounce

Salute my dude KING BENNY!!!!!

Ice Cube Flips The Switch, “I Think They Turned Their Back On Hip-Hop”

Posted in 1 on April 15, 2011 by bobbybounce

West Coast rapper Ice Cube has shed light on the hip-hop scene around his region and why Los Angeles radio stations are not showing enough love for the rap game.

Cube believes hip-hop is not getting as much burn as it should on Los Angeles air waves.

“I’m not really happy with radio out in L.A.,” Cube said in an interview. “I think they turned their back on the hip-hop scene out there. Not stations like KDAY, they still play the hits. But some stations that got a little more wattage, they’re not bumping the hip-hop like they’re supposed to…I think if you really focus too much on radio, you’ll be lost as an artist anyway…I think radio is very deceptive. It’s kind of fool’s gold ’cause you always chasing your last radio hit instead of just going and doing hip-hop like you supposed to, you worrying about spins, stuff like that. To me, radio has messed up a lot of artists.” (MTV)
Cube also spoke on Los Angeles as a breeding ground for multi-faceted rappers.

“I think people just got caught in a trick bag. L.A. has always been full of all kind of different talent, different styles,” Cube said. “It ain’t just a whole city of gang-banging. The Black Eyed Peas [are] a great example of how creative that region is, so I’m happy that it ain’t all just one flavor now. That a lot of different flavors are getting out there. Leave the gangsta sh– to me and everybody else can do whatever they do.” (MTV)
Last year, West Coast rapper Game aired out his local radio station for their excess spins of Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind” hit.

“How come Power 106 plays ‘Empire State Of Mind’ more than New York?,” Game asked via Twitter. “If I hear it 1 more time b4 I get home, I’m startin a full fledge protest (picket signs) & Im gettin dem women dat R against abortion 2 help They go HARD !!! & when I was in NEW YORK, aint hear “Empire State Of Mind” once… they only played ATL sh!t……… #whatsgoinon ?” (Game’s Twitter)
Recently West Coast rapper 40 Glocc hit up SOHH to speak on his admiration for Bronx, New York emcee Fred the Godson.

“I’m digging Fred the Godson,” 40 told SOHH. “I’ve been following Fred’s music for almost a year now. That dude goes hard, man! I think he definitely deserves more attention and so forth. I don’t think he’s getting the props that he’s really supposed to be getting right now. I think he should be getting more attention. He’s got content. You know what I mean? He’s hard, straight up.” Salute

Wu-Tang & Yelawolf Announce UK Tour

Posted in 1 on April 15, 2011 by bobbybounce

Wu will make their way across the pond for a five stop tourβ€”the first in four years. All members will take to the stage including Young Dirty Bastard with Semtex serving as a tour DJ. Yelawolf will appear during the last four shows.

Suspects Arrested In DJ Megatron’s Fatal Shooting Case

Posted in 1 on April 7, 2011 by bobbybounce

Two men have been arrested as suspects in relation to the fatal shooting of former Hot 97/BET personality Corey “DJ Megatron” McGriff last month.

Official murder charges were given Wednesday (April 6).

A day after a popular disc jockey was laid to rest, two men were arrested and charged in in connection with his death. Corey McGriff, seen above, known to his fans as DJ Megatron, was shot and killed on March 27 in his Clifton neighborhood on Staten Island. Richard Cromwell, 20, and William Williams, 21, were charged today with second-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon, stolen property and robbery.
Details of the fatal shooting landed online hours after the incident took place late last month.

DJ Megatron, a popular hip-hop radio personality who frequently appeared on BET’s 106 & Park television program, was shot and killed early this morning near his home in Staten Island, according to the Associated Press. Police said the 32-year old deejay, born Corey McGriff, was found dead around 2 a.m. with a gunshot wound to his chest. No arrests have been made.
Megatron’s manager also confirmed the fatal incident occurred.

His manager Regg Rocc released this statement to E! News: “Mega’s family is grateful for all of the condolences and warm thoughts of his fans and friends. Please continue to uplift your prayers of support as an ongoing investigation is currently being conducted by law enforcement officials.”
Sharing her disbelief, Tron’s mother spoke on the shooting.

As NYPD detectives combed the scene of the whodunit, DJ Megatron’s family reeled from their sudden loss. “It is just earth-shattering,” his mother, Louvenia McGriff, 60, told the Daily News by telephone from her Georgia home. “Words can’t describe the way my husband and I feel right now. I just don’t know how we’re going to make it without him. He was our golden child.”