Archive for April, 2012

Rakim Live @ Northern Lights (Clifton Park, NY (Upstate)

Posted in 1 on April 29, 2012 by bobbybounce

#HipHop #Salute #Respect #ShoutOut My man @ToneSpliff for the live video. Dope!!! Big up kid….. S/O @Rakimgodmc on twitter.

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Video: N.O.R.E. Previews “P*ssy Works” ft. Brian McKnight

Posted in 1 on April 28, 2012 by bobbybounce

Nore and Scram Jones hit the studio last night to remake Brian McKnight’s “If You’re Ready To Learn”.
Earlier this week, Brian McKnight gave us very an, uh, interesting preview of his adult mixtape. Well, Noreaga seems to have liked it, and has decided to sample it for his new track. Here’s your sneak peek. I like it. #LMAO

Drake Packs Up His Bags, Bids Farewell To Toronto… Hello Hollywood!

Posted in 1 on April 27, 2012 by bobbybounce

Young Money star Drake recently revealed he no longer kicks his feet up in hometown Toronto, Canada and has made the official move to Hollywood.

Along with the change of scenario, Drizzy also talked about putting together his Take Care follow-up album.

“I think that my mood will be reflected in the tempos that I choose for the music,” Drake said of his next LP during a press conference call Tuesday. “A lot of Take Care, it’s down, a lot of it’s down and I think a lot of that had to do with being back home in Toronto and getting reacquainted with the life I had before and the difficulties of that, but at the same time trying to express excitement and trying to express joy.” Though he still keeps a place in his native Toronto, Drake has recently moved to L.A. The relocation has already sparked musical ideas for the Young Money star. “There’s just so much going on for me in the U.S. that I recently made the move to L.A.,” he said. “It’s a new atmosphere, getting to know new people. It’s going to be a very interesting album.” (MTV)

In 2010, the platinum-selling rapper discussed his love for hometown fans.

“Toronto is the biggest inspiration behind my music,” he said in an interview. “I do everything I do for Toronto. It’s a city I really believe in. It’s got a bunch of great people. We got a lot of undiscovered things in Toronto, man: women, nightlife, restaurants, clubs and talent. Women, first. I just wanna bring the city to the forefront. I feel like every place needs an ambassador. They need somebody to show the rest of the world how magical that place can be. I think Jay[-Z] does it for New York, a lot of people do it for Atlanta, Kanye did it for Chicago. A lot of rappers take it upon themselves. So I just really wanna be that guy for Toronto.” (Canadian Press)

Recently, Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa talked about his and fiancee Amber Rose’s move to Hollywood.

“It was when I was moving out to L.A. and she had actually already lived there at the time and we lived in Hollywood. We were trying to find a nice little spot to get something to eat- something low key. We just went to Mel’s diner, sat down, got some turkey burgers and some strawberry lemonade … and that was our first date.” (Global Grind)

Outside of exploring new places, Drizzy has enjoyed sales chart success as of late.

Young Money star Drake’s Take Care returned to the Top 20 moving up nine slots to No. 20 with 15,800. With 23 weeks knocked out, the Canadian-bred rapper’s sophomore LP has sold 1,699,200 pieces.

J. Dilla’s Personal Vinyl Stash Found, Currently For Sale At Detroit Record Store

Posted in 1 on April 27, 2012 by bobbybounce

After finding more than 8,000 records and some vintage beat tapes in an abandoned storage unit, the owner of UHF Records reportedly uncovered the personal record collection of late hip-hop producer and icon J. Dilla … and has put the vinyl up for sale.

Dilla (p/k/a Jay Dee) was a renowned record collector, using various samples in his decade-plus career with Slum Village, Jaylib and others. Now, a fan and/or collector has the chance to get their hands on the bulk of his personal collection.

According to the Detroit Daily News, Jeff Bubeck (owner of Detroit-based record store UHF) is selling the records in his store, after finding them in an abandoned storage unit. Upon sifting through the unit, he was surprised about what he found.

“It was pretty shocking,” Bubeck told the paper. “I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?'”

He said that he when first digging through the crates, he oticed a box of cassette tapes, labeled in black marker as “Jaydee Beats.” There were also lyric booklets, along with magazines and pieces of junk mail addressed to James Yancey, as well as to his parents, Beverly and Maureen Yancey. At the time, he names didn’t ring a bell with Bubeck, but when he got home and conducted a simple Google search, he was floored.

“Is it even possible?” Bubeck asked himself.

Now, part of the collection is for sale at his Detroit record store. Each Dilla-owned vinyl is marked with yellow tags that identify them as part of the producer’s personal stash. As far as the beat tapes and lyric books, it’s unclear if those hip-hop artifacts are also for sale.

Bubeck claims to have been in contact with Stones Throw Records, where Dilla released albums before his 2006 death from Lupus complications. And, says he’s attempted to contact the J Dilla Foundation to share in the proceeds of the record sales, but says they’ve been unresponsive.

The store has part of the collection on sale now, following Saturday’s Record Store Day retail holiday.

We’re Resurrecting Left Eye FOR A REUNION TOUR

Posted in 1 on April 25, 2012 by bobbybounce

For the first time in nearly a decade, TLC will be reuniting for a U.S. concert tour later this year — and has learned, the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes will be making a special appearance.

The group’s rep tells us, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas are currently in the planning stages of a massive 2012 reunion tour in the U.S.

So far, we’re told 5 major cities have already been booked — and even more are in the works.

But the big surprise … we’re told the group plans to pull a Tupac — incorporating their deceased former member Left Eye in the shows, projecting her image on a big screen and working her vocals into the live performances.

FYI — today marks 10 years since a fatal car accident in Honduras took Left Eye’s life. RIP.

Nas Life Is Good Release Date

Posted in 1 on April 24, 2012 by bobbybounce

t’s been four years since Nas’ last solo album. But now the drought is over and his 10th studio LP, Life Is Good will be released on July 17th. His next single “Daughters” produced by No I.D. will be out next week (May 1st). And “The Don” video debuts this Friday.

Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang Cover The Source (April/May Issue)

Posted in 1 on April 24, 2012 by bobbybounce

Juicy J, Wiz, Lola Monroe & Chevy Woods cover this month’s issue of The Source. Taylor Gang producers Sledgren and Cardo also have features in the issue.

The American flag (in hip hop) is here to stay.