Archive for November, 2011

New Video: Ludacris “Bada Boom”

Posted in 1 on November 24, 2011 by bobbybounce

Ludacris schools us on the “Supa Dupa Flow” with the visual aid to his controversial track. Just in case you forgot, his 1.21 Gigawatts mixtape is available now.  #ShoutOut: Datpiff and RapRadar.

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Erick Sermon Cuts Open Heart Attack Details, “I Scared Myself”

Posted in 1 on November 16, 2011 by bobbybounce

EPMD’s Erick Sermon has stepped up with details to calm hip-hop fans worrying over his health condition after suffering a heart attack just a few days ago.

Calling in from a hospital, Sermon detailed how serious his heart attack was last week.

“I scared myself, man, it’s crazy,” Sermon told radio host Sway. “I was downstaris on Wednesday night, I was making this record — I went upstairs and I sat on the sofa and I had got two sharp pains on my lefthand side and I said, ‘Maybe I’m sitting wrong,’ so I positioned myself differently on the sofa and I sat there and watched the TV. … Around twelve o’clock [on Thursday], I got the same pains on my lefthand side, so I said, ‘You know what, let me go to the emergency room’ — when I got there, as soon as I hit the door, my whole leftside kind of cramped up on me — I started getting those pains again, so they put me to the back to get a blood pressure reading and my blood pressure reading was 200 over 190. … If I didn’t make it there in time, I would have suffered a stroke first — so when I got to the emergency room, they figured out that heart attack was a mild one and they took me in the back and I’m still here. I’ve been here for about five days.” (“Sway In The Morning”)
Yesterday, the renowned producer/rapper provided a small update on his condition.

Erick Sermon sent shockwaves through the hip-hop community yesterday as his close friend, DJ Scratch, tweeted that Erick had suffered from a heart attack. But, we spoke exclusively with Erick Sermon this afternoon who assured us he is alive and well. He said… “I’m good! I got two more tests on Monday and Tuesday then I’m home hopefully on Wednesday.” (Global Grind)
Reports of his unexpected heart attack hit the Internet Saturday (November 12).

Just days after Heavy D passed away, hip-hop almost endured the loss of another legend. According to DJ Scratch, MC/producer Erick Sermon suffered a heart attack earlier today–though he said Sermon is recovering. “Erick Sermon had a heart attack today,” Scratch wrote. “He’s ok, but still send your prayers.” DJ Scratch was a long-time DJ and producer for seminal hip-hop duo EPMD, which consisted of Sermon and Parrish “PMD” Smith. (BET)
Initial reports claimed Sermon’s high blood pressure ultimately sparked the attack.

Kim Wingate, a close friend of Sermon and owner of justshuddup.com, said that she talked to the rapper. He nearly died. “On the heals of suffering the loss of Heavy D, we almost lost another HipHop Legend last night. Erick Sermon is in the hospital after suffering a heart attack last night. I just got off the phone with E and he said the doctor told him his blood pressure was so high he was minutes from death. He wanted me to let everyone know he’s okay.”

#ShoutOut: http://www.sohh.com and http://www.allhiphop.com

UPDATE: Jay-Z’s “Occupy All Streets” T-Shirts Mysteriously Disappear, Dropped From Rocawear Site

Posted in 1 on November 14, 2011 by bobbybounce

After rap mogul Jay-Z sparked mixed reactions by revealing plans to sell “Occupy All Streets” t-shirts which would not financially benefit Occupy Wall Street protestors, Rocawear has reportedly dropped the campaign.

According to reports, Jay’s Rocawear site mysteriously removed the t-shirts over the weekend.

For Jay-Z, the week started out with acclaim, and ended with a controversial product vanishing from the website of his clothing line. Photos of Jay-Z wearing an “Occupy All Streets” t-shirt were posted on the Rocawear site with close-ups of the shirt and a statement that it was going on sale on Friday. By Saturday morning, the shirts had vanished from the Rocawear site. Tweets from the Rocawear and Roc4Life Twitter accounts published Friday touted the sale of the shirts, but the links to the retail page point to an empty page. (Wall Street Journal)
This weekend, reports emerged online claiming Jay’s pro-protest shirts would not aid in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations.

Rocawear isn’t going to share its wealth. A Rocawear spokesperson sent us a statement confirming there’s no plan to distribute any of the profits, which will surely pour in from shirt sales, to Occupy Wall Street: The ‘Occupy All Streets’ T shirt was created in support of the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement. Rocawear strongly encourages all forms of constructive expression, whether it be artistic, political or social. ‘Occupy All Streets’ is our way of reminding people that there is change to be made everywhere, not just on Wall Street. At this time we have not made an official commitment to monetarily support the movement. (Business Insider)
The shirts were reportedly set to be sold for just over twenty dollars.

The “99 percent” have got money problems — but Jay-Z’s got none. The millionaire rap mogul is set to make a mint by hawking T-shirts based on the Occupy Wall Street anti-capitalist movement. The shirts bear the words “Occupy Wall Street,” with red graffiti spray altering the slogan to read “Occupy All Streets.” They went on sale yesterday for $22 on Jay-Z’s Rocawear Web site. The music star — comfortably among the richest “1 percent” of Americans that is the focus of the protesters’ rage — has not committed to giving any of his T-shirt proceeds to the drum-beating beatniks occupying Zuccotti Park. (New York Post)
Earlier in the week, Young Hov was spotted rocking the message-driven shirt at his Madison Square Garden, New York City concert.

Jay-Z isn’t trying to Occupy Wall Street, he’s trying to Occupy All Streets. While backstage at his Watch The Throne concert, Jay rocked an “Occupy All Streets” t-shirt, as he snapped a few pictures with his good friend Russell Simmons. Jay-Z and Kanye West told us that somebody watch the throne, and the critics should have listened. DETAILS: Jay-Z & Kanye West “Watch The Throne” Tour Dates While backstage at their Watch The Throne concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Jay-Z and Kanye were presented with platinum plaques for selling over a million recordsfor Watch The Throne. #ShoutOut: http://www.sohh.com

BREAKING: Erick Sermon Suffers Heart Attack, 9th Wonder & Russell Simmons React

Posted in 1 on November 14, 2011 by bobbybounce

Just days after the passing of hip-hop icon Heavy D, the rap world has learned EPMD’s Erick Sermon suffered a heart attack this weekend.

Details of the rapper’s heart attack emerged online Saturday (November 12) evening.

Just days after Heavy D passed away, hip-hop almost endured the loss of another legend. According to DJ Scratch, MC/producer Erick Sermon suffered a heart attack earlier today–though he said Sermon is recovering. “Erick Sermon had a heart attack today,” Scratch wrote. “He’s ok, but still send your prayers.” DJ Scratch was a long-time DJ and producer for seminal hip-hop duo EPMD, which consisted of Sermon and Parrish “PMD” Smith. (BET)
Reports claim Sermon’s high blood pressure ultimately sparked the attack.

Kim Wingate, a close friend of Sermon and owner of justshuddup.com, said that she talked to the rapper. He nearly died. “On the heals of suffering the loss of Heavy D, we almost lost another HipHop Legend last night. Erick Sermon is in the hospital after suffering a heart attack last night. I just got off the phone with E and he said the doctor told him his blood pressure was so high he was minutes from death. He wanted me to let everyone know he’s okay.” (All Hip Hop)
Producer 9th Wonder sent his prayers to the hip-hop veteran.

“Praying for E. Sermon yall!!RT @djscratch Erick Sermon had a heart attack today. He’s ok, but still send your prayers. He is not on Twitter.,” he tweeted Saturday. (9th Wonder’s Twitter)
Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons gave his thoughts on Sermon’s incident.

“praying for my man Erick Sermon >> http://bit.ly/tDqDDV,” he tweeted.
“sending prayers to my life long friend Erick Sermon…http://bit.ly/th5Lqy” (Russell Simmons’ Twitter)

BREAKING: Heavy D Dead At 44

Posted in 1 on November 9, 2011 by bobbybounce

Rap veteran Heavy D has reportedly passed away Tuesday November 8th at the age of 44 following an emergency 911 phone call from his Los Angeles home.

While details are still coming together, Heavy D’s death has been confirmed.

Rap legend Heavy D — one of the most influential rappers of the ’90s — died earlier today … TMZ has learned. Heavy D — real name Dwight Arrington Myers — was rushed to an L.A. hospital around noon today … and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1 PM. He was 44 years old. We’ve learned a 911 call was placed from Heavy’s Beverly Hills home around 11:25 AM to report an unconscious male on the walkway . When help arrived, we’re told Heavy D was conscious and speaking — and was transported to a nearby hospital. He died a short time later. Cops are investigating the death — and so far, there are no obvious signs of foul play. (TMZ)
The rap veteran reportedly caught pneumonia from a recent trip.

Myers had reportedly just returned from an overseas trip where he caught pneumonia. Heavy D was most widely know for his role in the hip-hop group Heavy D & The Boys, which included G-Whiz, “Trouble” T. Roy, and Eddie F. Known for hit songs like “Nuttin But Love” and “Now That We Found Love.” (Baltimore Sun)
Heavy’s last Twitter message posted Monday (November 7) night.

“BE INSPIRED!,” Heavy tweeted Monday. (Heavy D’s Twitter)
A few weeks ago, Heavy D performed at the annual BET Hip-Hop Awards.

The big winner at the fifth annual BET Hip-Hop Awards last night was, as we predicted, “Look At Me Now,” taking home Best Hip Hop Video, Reese’s Perfect Combo Award, Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse (Busta Rhymes), andPeople’s Champ Award powered by Verizon. But the performance of the night went to future VH1 reality star T.I.. Sure, we loved the cypher, and we will always cheer for a performance by Heavy D, no matter how inexplicable, but T.I.’s homecoming performance won the night. (VH1)
Heavy D is most known for his decades run within the music industry.

Hip-hop’s original overweight lover, Heavy D parlayed an eminently likable persona and strong MC skills into a surprisingly lengthy career, in tandem with his backing group the Boyz. Weighing in at over 250 pounds, his girth could easily have become a one-note premise, but he varied his lyrical concerns to include positive message tracks and fun-loving party jams, and exuded a genuine warmth and respect for women without getting too graphic or sentimental. Musically, his appeal was just as broad — he was able to mix elements of R&B, reggae, dance, and pop into his music, but his raps were quick-tongued enough that he avoided the accusations of selling out that dogged many other crossover successes of his era. #ShoutOut: http://www.sohh.com R.I.P.