Archive for September, 2011

Prodigy & Havoc Cooking Up “Cocaine” For Black Friday, Says Alchemist

Posted in 1 on September 26, 2011 by bobbybounce

Mobb Deep’s Prodigy and Havoc are reportedly titling their upcoming EP, slated to drop this November, Black Cocaine according to the duo’s close associate/producer Alchemist.

Priot to getting confirmed via re-tweet by Hav, Al broke the EP’s title news on Sunday (September 25).

“Mobb Deep : The Black Cocaine EP.,” Al tweeted.
“Drops on black Friday.”
“Mobb Deep Black Cocaine EP mixdown mode with the god@eddiesancho . God bless that man.” (Alchemist’s Twitter)
Last week, Hav announced plans to drop their EP at the end of November.

“We have an EP coming on Black Friday,” Havoc said, referring to November 25, the beginning of the holiday shopping season. “We didn’t come up with a title yet, but we’ll have a title that will mean something. It will be like seven or eight songs. I did like three. We have some produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Alchemist and this kid named Young Free. It feels good man. It’s a long time coming. Now we could really be in control of our own destiny. It’s all on us now. For right now we’re gonna focus on the Mobb. But the label situation is set up to break other acts. We’re gonna be versatile with it. We’re not gonna just get the homie from up the block. We’re gonna get talent. We’re definitely serious about it.” (XXL Mag)
Earlier this month, Prodigy and Hav talked about securing a record deal with Sony Music distributor RED.

“The way we structured it is as a distribution deal basically, so we run our own label, Infamous, and we gotta do the daily ins and outs of everything. We gotta handle all the record company business and they get it in the stores for us, basically,” Prodigy told MTV News backstage at Rock the Bells in New York City on Saturday. “It’s been a long time coming,” Havoc added. “We’ve been in the game for a minute and the object of the game is to control your own business.” (MTV)
A few weeks ago, the duo issued a statement revealing their new post-Interscope/G-Unit Records deal.

“After almost 20 years in this industry, it was inevitable for us to take matters into our own hands. We feel that RED is the perfect home for our brand,” Prodigy said in a press release. “We know who our fans are and what they want from Mobb Deep. We’re excited to take a new step in our career,” Havoc added. President of RED Distribution Bob Morelli offered his support of the newly inked group and label. “Mobb Deep is an iconic act, having been on the cutting edge of music and social commentary for years. We are happy and excited to distribute the next chapter in their musical career.” (Press Release)
Mobb Deep’s Black Cocaine is slated to drop Friday, November 25th.

DMX “Last Hope”

Posted in 1 on September 25, 2011 by bobbybounce

PRODUCED BY: @richkiddbeats <— #Salute #Respect #Shoutout:

Disko Boogie “Turnt Down” (Feat. Cali Swag District & New York From Vh1) Official Video 2011

Posted in 1 on September 22, 2011 by bobbybounce

#ShoutOut: Disko Boogie and Cali Swag District….#Respect
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J.Cole Cole World: Tour Begins

Posted in 1 on September 14, 2011 by bobbybounce

As you know, Jermaine’s Cole World Tour has finally kicked off and here’s new footage from the first stops in Vancouver and Edmonton. Cole World: The Sideline Story in stores September 27.

Nas Trashes The Music Waste, “The Garbage Pail Kids Out There That’s Everywhere”

Posted in 1 on September 14, 2011 by bobbybounce

Rap veteran Nas has provided some insight on a recent co-sign he gave Odd Future’s Frank Ocean and said the singer clearly separates himself from his competition.

Labeling other contenders garbage, Nasty Nas explained his appreciation toward Ocean.

“Frank Ocean is just a new gust of wind to move things out the way and give us something new,” the “Nasty” MC previously told Billboard of the Odd Future crooner, who’s worked with Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Beyoncé. During a recent interview with Toronto’s Flow 93.5, he elaborated on who he was referring to, saying, “Just the garbage, the garbage pail kids out there that’s everywhere.” The discerning Nas bestowed praise on the “Novacane” singer. “Everybody just don’t have it, so somebody that comes out like Frank Ocean and does it his way and sings his way, it’s fresh, it’s good for the game,” he explained. (Rap-Up)
Earlier this summer, Odd Future’s Hodgy Beats said the group’s Nas collaboration was in the works.

In a recent phone conversation, Odd Future/MellowHype rapper Hodgy Beats revealed that he, Odd Future figurehead Tyler, the Creator, and OF R&B singer Frank Ocean are working on a song with Queensbridge rap legend Nas. (Nas had previously announced plans to collaborate with Frank Ocean.) Talking about the track, Hodgy mentioned that it’s still in progress and that he hasn’t met Nas yet; Ocean is the one putting the track together. Hodgy says, “The song is almost finished; we’re just waiting on a verse… I’m just stoked to be on a song with [Nas].” (Pitchfork)
A few months ago, Ocean hinted at working alongside the Queens, New York rap veteran.

Odd Future is everywhere these days, even in the studio with Nas. The hip hop collective’s lead crooner Frank Ocean has been making waves off his Def Jam shelved debut effort Nostalgia, Ultra. The work was released for free via Ocean’s Tumblr page and since then, the singer/songwriter has been in demand. The artist has now been tapped by Nas for a collaboration. (RapFix)
Not only admired by Nas, Odd Future were recently co-signed by Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man.

“If I was Odd Future, I wouldn’t want to be compared to anybody. I love that group by the way, I love Odd Future. I like Tyler the Creator, that song ‘Yonkers,’ — they’re good, they’re different. It’s a breath of fresh air. Tyler the Creator. Very weird. But I’m into weird sh*t.”

Styles P Juices Up Rap’s Lost Art, “I Think It’s Coming Back Around” [Video]

Posted in 1 on September 12, 2011 by bobbybounce

The LOX’s Styles P recently gave his opinion on the rap game’s lack of strong lyricism but admitted that clever wordplay within the genre is on the brink of return.

Declining from naming any artists whom he believed aren’t skilled with their rhyme schemes, Styles feels hip-hop had lost its grasp on lyricism up until recently.

“Lyrics, I represent lyrics,” Styles said in an interview. “I think that’s a lost art but I think it’s coming back around. I think — I’m talking about the masses. It ain’t all about me. I’m just talking lyricism as a whole.” (Smash Block TV)
In March, rap veteran Kool G Rap shared his input on the lack of lyricism in 2011.

“It really don’t bother me because not everybody is capable of being a G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, or KRS-One,” Kool G said when asked about today’s lack of wordplay. “That says a person is gifted. These are not any rappers you see on TV, rocking some jewelry, and see all the girls chasing them. Now you see kids like, ‘Yo. I wanna do the same thing because I want all those things.’ A Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, and G Rap kind of talent isn’t just going to shoot up your body, and then instantly you become that talented artist. That’s why it doesn’t matter because some of these artists are just doing what they can do. They doing all that they can do. So then, that’s when they make their swag stand out, and make swag a big thing. I mean swag was always a part of hip-hop, it’s just we didn’t call it swagger. We just used to say that someone was talented or had a lot of charisma. They just titled the sh*t ‘swagger’ now.” (BallerStatus)
In late December, Waka Flocka Flame admitted lyricism was not his strongest ability.

“I don’t feel like I’m no lyricist. I’m not in the booth trying to godd*mn rap big words,” Flocka explained in an interview. “I’m not tryin’ to show off my intelligence. Anybody could memorize big words, put ’em together. I could do that. But if I don’t use the words on an everyday basis, why use the words in my rap? I just like music. I’m a lover of making music. It could be a big record, small record–as long as I’m making songs. One day it’ll pop; that’s how I look at it. Yeah. What I did in one year–one year–a lot of people accomplish in 10 years. A lot of people don’t like that. They feel I don’t deserve what I got. I’m a hard-a** worker. And I’m here for a reason. This sh*t ain’t luck. I don’t believe in luck.” (RESPECT)
A few months ago, Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man discussed the changing image of what makes a true emcee.

“There are genuine artists out there who love what they do and do it with a purpose, but then you have those dudes who are a bunch of fashonistas,” Meth explained in an interview. “These kids are more concerned with the way they look than what’s coming out of their mouths…Back when I first came out if you told a kid ‘I’m an MC,’ the first thing the kid would say to you is, ‘Oh yeah, well say a rhyme for me.’ …Nowadays, you tell the kid you’re an MC and he’s like ‘Oh yeah, where’s your big chain at? Where’s your watch? Where’s your car? That’s what it is now.’ …The majority of the people who listen to the music can’t afford half that sh*t.”

Video: Scram Jones – One September Day

Posted in 1 on September 12, 2011 by bobbybounce

R.I.P. to all those that lost their lives on 9/11.

#ShoutOut @ScramJones