Archive for June, 2011

Uncle Murda Admits Turning Down 50 Cent, “He Said, ‘Why? N*ggas Ain’t Feelin’ G-Unit?”

Posted in 1 on June 10, 2011 by bobbybounce

Brooklyn rapper Uncle Murda has revealed a past feud he had toward 50 Cent and an opportunity he turned down to join the rap star’s G-Unit crew.

Murda said in an attempt to get his name buzzing, he used to take shots at 50 on records.

“When I was on the come up, I used to be saying things about 50 in my music,” Murda admitted in an interview. “50 was aware of that and I knew other people might be aware of it too — I even chose to go up to Violator, the first time I went up there, ’cause I was cool with Cutmaster C. I had Cutmaster C putting out my mixtapes. He used to f*ck with 50 Cent — I’m walking around Violator — I done said hella sh*t about 50 and d*mn near everybody that’s on Violator’s staff. I’m just walking around Violator mad cocky, just poppin’ sh*t.” (VIBE)
The East New York emcee said he was later invited by Violator CEO Chris Lighty to attend a meeting which resulted with an unexpected guest.

“So who comes strolling in the conference room? 50,” Murda added. “‘Murda what’s up?’ I’m like, ‘What’s up?’ The way I said it, he could tell a n*gga was [surprised.] He’s like, ‘I’m not the enemy, man. You know what I’m saying. What, you looking for a record deal?’ I’m like, this n*gga trying to hug me up. I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’m looking for a record deal not from you though.’ He said, ‘What? Word? What’s up? Why? N*ggas ain’t feeling G-Unit?’ — He said, ‘Murda, I heard that sh*t you said about me — it ain’t personal though. I did the same thing you did.’ But you know what it was? I was on the defensive side because he was trying to paint the picture for me — with me and 50 sitting down, I was basically like, ‘Listen man, I can’t be no f*cking G-Unit.’ … He was just like breaking down how much records he sold, how much money, I mean, he was going in.” (VIBE)
Earlier this year, fellow Brooklyn rapper Saigon talked about a past falling out he had with 50.

Saigon’s long slog in the industry, from the mixtape circuit, to Atlantic, to Suburban Noize, began in 2002, soon after 50 Cent signed to Interscope/Aftermath/Shady. Major labels immediately sniffed around for rappers with street credibility and mixtape chops to match. Saigon fit the bill, and even nearly signed with G-Unit. “I wanted to be the conscious arm of G-Unit,” Sai says. A snide text message, however, ruined the relationship with 50 Cent. “It was kind of my fault. I hit [50] four times, and he ain’t text me. I then said something about him feeling himself. He was like, ‘Who the f*ck you think you is, n*gga?’ But it was all in fun to me. I was trying to see if he was ignoring me.” (XXL Mag)
In 2009, Sai hinted at an internal conflict possibly off-seting a G-Unit deal.

“Sha Money XL introduced me to 50 early in his career,” Saigon revealed in an interview. “We sat down and chopped it up. I was actually G-Unit’ed out at one point. I was running around screaming that sh*t and all that. Like ‘G-Unit n*gga!’ ’cause me and Fif chopped it up…But we had a falling out, we both Cancers — so as far as us being alpha-males, it’s hard to co-exist around that n*gga. A lot of times it’s his way or the highway. We kinda bumped heads, early…He never attempted, I never attempted to fix it. But to see him succeed, I kinda felt like I was succeeding…That n*gga Fif was like us, he’s a goon, he’s in the street, he wasn’t no studio gangsta n*gga. He was a real n*gga, so for him to make it outta that — seeing him make it out of that was kinda like gratification for me in a weird way…Sha Money is my manager now and Sha Money still works with Fif and if Fif ain’t want that to go down, it wouldn’t happened.”

If There Was No Pun, B-Real, NORE, Fat Joe, Cuban [Linx] … There Would Be No ME!”

Posted in 1 on June 8, 2011 by bobbybounce

Slaughterhouse’s Joell Ortiz has decided to elaborate further on his appreciation and respect forlate rapper Big Pun in light of the recent criticism he’s received courtesy of his widow.

Ortiz credited Pun amongst a slew of other Hispanic emcees for inspiring his career.

“if they was no PUN, Breal, nore, fatjoe, cuban, seiss, armagadon [sic] there would be no ME! im clear on that. always have been,always will.,” he tweeted June 6th.
“beatnuts 4eva”
“Think before you talk,tweet,post or blog.”
“#floatlife PRPARADE” (Joell Ortiz’s Twitter)
Last November, Ortiz imagined resurrecting Big Pun and sharing the microphone with him.

“I would probably say, let’s forget about the chorus, let’s find the hardest beat ever invented by man and let’s just rhyme,” Joell said imagining himself recording with Pun. “I don’t want to say, ‘Okay Pun, you do 16, I’ll do 16 and then we’ll go back and forth. Let’s go. You write. I write. We get in there, you do what you do, I do what I do.’ We listen back [and] of course it’s going to be fuego because you’re dealing with beasts. Man, I’d just enjoy the session man. I’d just enjoy the person. Everybody I’ve ever spoke to about Big Pun have said he’s one of the funniest guys ever. He was one of the illest dudes to be around and I would just enjoy the session and the presence of that man. But when it come to that record, we would just spazz out. However it would play out, it would play out but I’m pretty sure it would be awesome — If I got a chance to get in there with Big Pun, it’d be something great and it wouldn’t be text book or design, it’d be no chorus, it’d be a raw beat and it’d be bars and more bars and that’s just that.” (Hip Hop Nation)
In addition to releasing Pun tribute tracks, Ortiz has credited the quick-tongued lyricist as one of many rap pioneers who helped pave a lane for Hispanic emcees.

“Latins in Hip Hop would never have been possible without the contributions of ground breaking pioneers like, Big Pun (RIP), Cypress Hill, Melo Man Ace, Charlie Chase, Whippy Wip, Ruby Dee, Beatnuts, Tony Touch, Kid Frost, South Park Mexican, Lighter Shade of Brown, Fat Joe, Son Doobie, Tito of the Fearless Four, Tres Delinquentes, Hurricane Gand others whose names I may have forgotten but whose contributions to this culture are in my blood,” Ortiz wrote in a blog post dating back to 2005. (Hip Hop Game)
As of late, Pun’s widow Liza Rios has taken offense to Ortiz’s “Big Pun’s Back” tribute.

“A lot of people are asking how I feel bout Joell Ortiz BIG PUN is Back. Well it was a good attempt on Joell Ortiz part BUT a BIG PUN he will Never be! Found it a bit disrespectful that he would say he the next Christopher Lee Rios to say the least.. With no regard to Me and My family especially My Son PUN’S Only Son which should Be the ONLY one to Claim that BIG PUN is Back..” (Ms Drama TV)

R.I.P. to Pun, Joell a monster w/ the flow. Dude was tryin’ to show nuthin but respect. Pun’s wife is funny though, first she said Pun beat her the fuck up, then Fat Joe ain’t pay that royalty money, then they was flat broke, NOW she back on reppin the memory of her late, great husband……….fuck outta here #ShoutOut http://www.sohh.com

Nas Performs At Gansevoort Plaza NYC

Posted in 1 on June 3, 2011 by bobbybounce

As part of the Bacardi Rums “Like It Live, Like It Together” event, Nas performed at the Gansevoort Plaza in NYC this afternoon. Up top, Nasir runs through, “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” and “Made You Look”.

“I [Was] A Drug Addict For 18 Years; Only 6 Years Clean”

Posted in 1 on June 3, 2011 by bobbybounce

Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav has come forward to address his past struggles with addiction and says despite the endured pain, he would not change the way things turned out.

Flav claims he suffered through personal tribulations for nearly 20 years of his life.

“I [was] a drug addict for 18 years; only six years clean. The worst mistake I ever made was experimenting with drugs. I was always more of a follower instead of a leader. Being around the hood, you’re following, you always wanna have a big name for yourself and you don’t wanna be no punk. Whatever my friends were doing I chose to do. It was the worst experiment that I could do in my life, but would I change it to this day? No. The reason why is because I got to learn about addiction. I got to live through all of that, so that way I could be able to teach about it and hopefully people learn how I made my mistakes and they [don’t] make the same mistakes that I made.” (XXL Mag)
Shady Records rapper Cashis recently came clean about his recent struggle with addiction.

“First time I met [Eminem], in the studio in Detroit, I had a vial of like 80 Valiums and I popped em all in like a day and a half. He was like “D*mn, dog you might wanna get some help. Let me know, I can help you out, discretely,’ ” the rapper explained. “I was like ‘Nah man. Where I’m from, what would I look like?’ I got off it my own, and later on, I found out — like the rest of the world — Em was getting off of it. During that time, I just quit talking to everybody dog. I didn’t talk to no friends, family.” (Baller Status)
Last summer, Eminem said his past drug addiction had a damaging effect on music making.

“I had to learn to write and rap again, and I had to do it sober and 100 percent clean. That didn’t feel good at first…I mean it in the literal sense. I actually had to learn how to say my lyrics again — how to phrase them, make them flow, how to use force so they sounded like I meant them. Rapping wasn’t like riding a bike. It was [as much] physical as mental. I was relearning basic motor skills. I couldn’t control my hand shakes. I’d get in the [recording] booth and tried to rap, and none of it was clever, none was witty and I wasn’t saying it right…It was four or five months after I’d been clean when I started to get a glimmer of my writing skills back. I don’t remember what song I was working on specifically, but I do remember getting feeling back in the music. I realized I wanted to do this again.” (New York Post)
In summer 2010, G.O.O.D. Music rapper Kid Cudi revealed he conquered a cocaine craving.

“No more blow. People do drugs to camouflage emotions and run away from their problems. Now I’m going to deal with certain things as they come, prioritize sh*t–man up, so to speak. Just for the record, it bugged me out that people said it was liquid cocaine [that I got arrested for over the summer]. No, I’m just f*cking rich, and my blow comes in a jar. There was no liquid in it–that sh*t makes no sense.”