Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Buzz :: June 10 - August 1 :: Recap and Thoughts - Hip Hop is getting too dramatic!

I haven't blogged in a while due to the fact that I still like the Hip Hop culture was turning dramatic. As a Hip Hop blogger I try to stay away from the drama and focus more on the music, and I think it's fair to say that it still is dramatic. On this feature of “The Buzz”, I'm simply going to touch base on what's important and what's been going on. I'm going to start off the light and then get right to it.

As you may know, from my last blog, Young Jeezy celebrated his 10 year anniversary of his first album TM 101 and I definitely was in attendance to see this. I want to start by saying that it was crazy! He brought out a lot of guest. He start off by bring out TI, Lil Scrappy and then followed with DJ Drama, Bun B, Mannie Fresh, Boyz N Da Hood, LloydUsher, OutKast and Kanye West! Overall think it was an awesome concert, the guest appearances really made it superb. If you missed it in person hopefully you had chance to catch it online via Tidal. This show was definitely something to catch.

I cannot wait to the Straight Outta Compton movie comes out! I think is going to highlight the west coast in a positive way as far as Hip Hop goes. I believe this movie is going to be very accurate due to the fact that Ice Cube & Dr. Dre are present to guide the creation of it. It will be in theaters August 14th.

As we all know Future released his newest album Dirty Sprite 2! With current situations is going in the Hip Hip industry, I want to say that Future is definitely winning in the game right now. Future has an incredible fan base! Not only is he running the game right now, he is also running the streets. My personal opinion, I feel it was an OK album but none the less that’s just my opinion. I feel Futures momentum right now is at the highest its ever been and the way he's going he cannot be touched. Listen to DS2 below via Spotify!



Lil Wayne, Young Money, Birdman, Cash Money. I really don't want to touch base on this drama. I feel like Lil Wayne has the right to do what he wants to do but so does Baby as well. When it boils down to it I feel they should man up and handle it amongst themselves due to the fact that they treat each other and carry themselves as family. They should bypass the courtroom and handle this amongst themselves as men. After watching several interviews about this topic and seeing the actual interview with Baby with Angie Martinez, this topic became confusing and I think it's a bit misleading as well. Overall, I don't want anyone to be killed or hurt because of this. I really want them to come to an agreement and hopefully they make the best choice for each side.



Now onto Drake and Meek, to be honest with you all, I was rooting for Meek when he started his rant on Twitter. I chose Meek due to the fact that I'm not the biggest Drake fan, but that has nothing to do with this anymore. This is more focused on Hip Hop and how it’s handled. I personally I feel like ‘the battle’ within Hip Hop and how it is carried as a battle is a huge part of this culture we call Hip Hop. It must be respected and I am so glad that Drake handled the situation the way he did, I applaud him and I salute him for this. I totally disagree with the way Meek Mill is handling this. I see it as Meek bit off more than what he can chew. Drake came back towards him lightly at first but when he dropped Back2Back!? WOW. I really feel like Drake put the nail in the coffin for Meek. Meek has not given us a solid, strong response and he is handling this very lightly. I really want to hope that Meek Mill has a 2nd track up his sleeve! If Meek does not have a 2nd track we can end this right here today, right now! Meek will and can possibly lose all his credibility after this, with his career going into a downward spiral. This very disappointing for the fans and for Hip Hop, at the end of the day I really wanted to see a good battle. Meek started a war, now he REALLY has to finish it. He may be already finished! Listen to the tracks below!!!  

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Young Jeezy - Thug Motivation 101 - 10 Year Anniversary Concert!

For one night only!!! Mark your calendars, 
July 25th, Jeezy will celebrate the 10th anniversary of his legendary ‘Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101’ at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Tickets go on sale June 12 at 10 am and can be purchased at the foxatltix.com.

 I will definitely be there!!!

A$AP Rocky & Boosie album debut numbers!

A$AP Rocky debuts his second #1 album on the Billboard 200 with At.Long.Last.A$AP. His sophomore album has features from Kanye, Lil Wayne, to Miguel. Rocky sold 146,000 units in its first week, according to Billboard. Of that number, 117,000 were traditional album sales. All of this with the albums being released early! 

Boosie also returns to the charts with his post-prison album ‘Touch Down 2 Cause Hell’, which him at #3 with 64,000 units. 

Listen to both albums below via Spotify subscription.



N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton in theaters August 14

The world’s most dangerous group is coming to the big screen. Universal Pictures will release the N.W.A. biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’, based on the story of the notorious West Coast rap group.


The film comes out August 14. This action-packed will not only focus on the music but also give others a glimpse at the Compton crew on the rocky road to stardom, including scenes of Dr. Dre in prison and a high-speed police chase.

This film is going to be so dope for Hip Hop world and for its fans. The fact that this biopic is going to have Ice Cube and Dr. Dre there to put their visions in play is going to be crazy! The impact N.W.A. has in tremendous and the message it would give to the new era of Hip Hop will be great for the next generation of artist. Check trailer below

 

Monday, June 8, 2015

New Music :: Singles from Lil Wayne & Troy Ave ft. Fabolous & Jadakiss

 Wayne continues his viral buzz today as the rapper goes to TIDAL to drop a new record, "Glory," off his upcoming Free Weezy Album. Although the record is a TIDAL exclusive and its foundation is to probably ploy registration, it's quickly became available! Wayne gives us straight bars, no hook, over grungy yet gospel production. Crazy!! Listen below!
Troy Ave blesses the streets once again with a new single teaming up with Fabolous and Jadakiss, “Do Me No Favors” finds the Brooklyn emcee in a familiar musical space. 

 Troy Ave new album ‘Major Without A Deal’ features guest appearances from Diddy, Ma$e, T.I, A$AP Ferg, 50 Cent, Fab, Jada, Fat Joe, Cam’ron, Young Jeezy, and Rick Ross. Listen to “Do Me No Favors” below!
   

Summer Jam 2015 :: Fabolous, Meek Mill, Future, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Ma$e, Lil Kim & more


While NBA fans focused on a Game 2, Hip Hop Heads watched history be made last night at Hot 97 Summer Jam. The biggest Hip Hop concert of the year took place at MetLife Stadium in NJ and featured memorable moments from Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, Meek Mill, and Fabolous, who had the most star-studded set of the evening. Fab brought out Lil Kim, Ma$e and reunited Fat Joe and Remy Ma

Fab brought out a parade of guest stars including Chris Brown, French Montana, Black Rob, Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Redman, and Raekwon. Lil Kim performed “Quiet Storm (Remix)” with Mobb Deep, while Ma$e did his Bad Boy classic “Feel So Good.” 



But the crowd went wild when Remy Ma and Fat Joe reunited for the first time since Remy’s six-year prison stint. The former Terror Squad members had the stadium shaking to their well known hit “Lean Back.” 

 

While Fabolous shut down Summer Jam with his star-studded set, Meek Mill was joined by some special guests of his own. The Philly rapper introduced his superstar girlfriend, “I don’t want to hear ya’ll put another rap bitch on Nicki’s level. Make some noise for the hottest rap chick in the game,” he said. Nicki performed “Only” and “Truffle Butter,” and publicly declared her love for the Dreamchasers rapper. “Love you, Meek,” she told her boo, who responded, “Love you too, baby.” 


 Speaking of Meek, Meek ended the night by letting fans know that his highly anticipated upcoming album Dreams Worth More Than Money will be released this month!!! Still no exact date though, so be on the lookout for any updates. 

 Future had the stadium going up with his street hits including “Shit,” “Real Sisters,” “Trap Niggas,” and “Fuck Up Some Commas.”

   

 Big Sean blessed the stage with “Burn,” and Meek capped off his set with an appearance from the Boss himself, Rick Ross.

 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Buzz :: May 17 - 28 :: Singles, Mixtapes, Albums :: Future, Young Thug, Fabolous, Trey Songz, Jeezy, A$AP Rocky, Lil Boosie

Future adds on Rick Ross & Big Sean for the official remix of “Fuck Up Some Commas”. Future’s back to fuck up more commas and as the single continues to heat up, he snaps Rozay and Sean Don to help with the recount.

Here are two new tracks from Young Thug called “Freaky” and “Spaghetti Factory”. Everything that Young Thug puts out is a definitely heard in the club the next weekend. If not, the club you go to is wack or the DJ is schleeep!

TGIF” For nearly three months, Fabolous made Friday nights crazy with his weekly freestyles. No other person in the game brought anticipation to speakers this year like Fab has. Now he's putting them all together with them with four new tracks featuring Jadakiss, Joe Budden, Paul Cain, and Stack Bundles. Listen to all of it below via LiveMixTapes.com !
 

Less than 24 hours after Fabolous drops his ‘Friday Night Freestyles’ mixtape, an unreleased track surfaces featuring Trey Songz called “All I Want”. Listen to it below!!   
Surprise mixtape! Memorial Day weekend mixtape from Young Jeezy "Gangsta Party" a Gangsta Grillz Presentation hosted by DJ Drama. The mixtape includes features from YG, RHQ, 2 Chainz, Kevin Gates. Listen below via DatPiff.com!

 
Another surprise! A week ahead of its expected release date, A$AP Rocky has dropped his sophomore album At.Long.Last.A$AP. The follow-up to his 2013 debut Long.Live.A$AP. Executivly produced by Danger Mouse, Juicy J, and the late A$AP Yams, boast appearances from Kanye West, M.I.A., ScHoolboy Q, Lil Wayne, Miguel, UGK, Mos Def, and more. Rocky is not the first rapper to pull a similar stunt. I love this movement! Listen to it in full via Spotify subscription below!!

 
Lil Boosie drops his newest album with feature from Webbie, T.I., Young Thug, Rick Ross, RHQ and many more!! Listen to it in full via Spotify subscription below!!