Posted in RAP NEWSJune 5, 2012
On Sunday, a bullet claimed the life of aspiring Memphis rapper Adrian Thomas who was shot and killed on his front porch after an argument with a man while his wife sat in the house and while his small children were in their beds asleep. According to Thomas’ wife, Malikah Thomas, 32, she was in the house when she overheard her husband arguing with a man which was followed by a gunshot.
Posted in RAP NEWSJune 3, 2012
Do you think Kayne West is going to run into the same shit as Kris Humpries? Tell us what you think!
Posted in RAP NEWSJune 1, 2012
TMZ is reporting that rapper Gucci Mane, real name Radric Davis, lost $270,000 in a lawsuit filed by a Georgia based jewelry company. The company sued the rapper for stealing diamonds. A&A Diamonds filed a lawsuit against the rapper in Henry County, GA claiming they had loaned Gucci Mane a $130,000 pinky ring, and a diamond necklace and bracelet that totaled $110,000. The lawsuit stated that Gucci had 15 days to pay for the jewelry or return it, and he did neither. He only paid the company $40,000 of the money they claim he owed.
Posted in ALBUM REVIEWSMay 30, 2012
“Without Me” is a somber introduction, with a minor-key flavor punctuated by low-end bass courtesy of Zaytoven. The title track, aided by 2 Chainz, is your standard Gucci Mane fare, as is “Trap Boomin,” which gets the assist from Rick Ross. “Cyeah Cyeah” is easily one of the most interesting productions on the entire record, with Polow Da Don’s time spent with Timbaland on full display. An evolving beat with very full percussion and an eastern flavor lay the groundwork for Gucci, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown—who continues to make a bid to be taken seriously as an emcee—to work over.
Posted in ALBUM REVIEWSMay 26, 2012
The most persuasive moments of Kaliko’s 17-track effort stick to a rugged and uncompromising formula. Strange Music is an army. With Tech N9ne posted up as its general, the Kansas City cabal has successfully entrenched its roots across the underground strata of the Rap map. Independent, self-sufficient, and known for releasing music hooked around high-octane raps, the Strange Music message has spread globally. Now it’s the turn of the movement’s second-in-command, Krizz Kaliko, to build on Tech’s Klusterfuck EP from earlier this year. Although for all of Kickin’ & Screamin’s virtues it too often flirts with diluting the Strange Music battle cry.
Posted in RAP NEWSMay 26, 2012
Public Enemy’s Chuck D spoke recently about his group’s two planned album releases for 2012. In an interview with Billboard, Chuck offered an explanation behind Public Enemy’s decision to drop two albums this year. Earlier in the 2012, if was announced that the LPs will be entitled Most Of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear on No Stamp and The Evil Empire of Everything. Chuck explained that the albums work together thematically. Most Of My Heroes will explore the idea of people rising up together, whilst The Evil Empire deals with the problematic relationship between people and institutions of the state.