Before his untimely death in 1996, Tupac gave the world hundreds of songs. From the great tales of a man battling his inner demons, to the struggle of the Black man in America; even to futile party records. If it was worth discussing, Tupac rapped about.
Tupac didn’t use numerous flows or complicated rhyme schemes, but is still revered as one of the greatest to ever do it. His music is timeless because he presented it with passion and used his poetic lyricism to be someone everyone could relate to – the rebel, the revolutionary, the homie, the rider.
His image and intensity are unmatched and borrowed in some way by all rappers to come after him.
In honor of that, here are our picks for Tupac’s Top 100 songs:Culture | Tags: @2pac, Blog, Songs, time, Tupac, VladTV's | Comment (0)
The homie Ewok just dropped his latest Video Blog, Episode 59, filmed in Bushwick, Brooklyn featuring special guest appearances from SP.One, Dmote, and Owns. Video after the jump!History | Tags: Bikes, Blog, Dmote, Ewok, feat., Fights, Girls, graffiti, Owns, SP.One, Video | Comment (0)
For the over six million 50 Cent Twitter followers who have been wondering why the Queens native hasn’t been tweeting as often lately, he says it’s because he’s focused on creating his new album.
He even went as far as saying, via Twitter, that his upcoming album is actually better than his platinum-selling debut Get Rich or Die Tryin’.
“I haven’t been on twitter much because I been focused on my album. I listen to GRODT over and over I honestly think my new albums better.”
He went on to discuss some of the producers he’s connected with in putting the LP together.
“Production-wise, man, I got some Boi-1da joints,” 50 said. “I did some stuff with Alex da Kid. I worked with [Eminem]–well, he didn’t actually produce the record this time, but we worked together. On the record, we recorded a few joints. I worked with Frank Dukes, and he came with some pieces for me this go-round.”
50 must be focused and confident to feel his new material will be better than his debut. We’ll wait and see.
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Justin Bieber is growing up from pop sensation with his newest single “Boyfriend,” which is being compared to Justin Timberlake and the Ying Yang Twins. This will be Justin’s first single off his upcoming album, Believe.
The track, produced by Mike Posner, was given a first listen by Mick Lee, a DJ on Baltimore’s Z104.3, who gave fans a little hint of what to expect.
“Wow….so much different than his previous music,” wrote Lee. “AND get this… he raps…best comparison is it sounds like ‘Wait’ by the Ying Yang Twins.”
Could this be Justin’s segway into hip-hop?Culture | Tags: @justinbieber, Bieber, Blog, Debut, Justin, Prepares, single, Upcoming | Comment (0)
Rap legend GZA will continue with his tour of academic lectures in the coming weeks. After already paying a visit to the prestigious campuses of Oxford and Harvard, the Wu-Tang founder says he’ll be arriving at other institutions soon.
Someone close to the matter stated:
“GZA will return to M.I.T. March 21st to lecture there in partnership with the Civic Media Lab. While there he will meet with more physicists. He will additionally be lecturing at U.S.C., N.Y.U. and Cornell this spring. While at Cornell he is planning on meeting with scientists who recently created ‘wrinkle in time’ of sorts, which was once only the stuff of fantasy.”
GZA also added his own statements about his upcoming lectures:
“I will take a quantum leap and discuss the universe while taking us on a journey through deep space. Traveling at light-speed from the galactic center of one galaxy to the farthest corners of another. I hope my listeners will enjoy this cosmic adventure within a world of colossal planets, gas giants, meteorites, comets, and asteroids in the most extreme conditions.”
GZA has spoken at a number of institutions dating back to late 2011 and his scheduled appearances are only increasing.Culture | Tags: @TheRealGZA, Academic, Blog, Give, Institutions, Lectures, More, Several | Comment (0)
2012 XXL Freshman rapper Future is prepping for his debut album drop in about a month, which has quite the impressive list of collaborations.
The Dungeon Family-bred rapper’s Epic Records debut will land in stores on April 17 and will feature guest spots from T.I., Ludacris, Drake, R. Kelly and Snoop Dogg. In the next few weeks Future is looking to drop his new single, “Same Da*n Time,” which has been described as a “super-charged call out record.”
Are you ready for Future’s debut album?
Source: sohh.comCulture | Tags: @1future, @ludacris, @tip, Album, Blog, Collaborations, Debut, Drake, Future, Name, Pulls | Comment (0)
Like a broken record, we didn’t make this one up either.
Gerald B. Hardin, 34, was arrested today on charges of insurance fraud back in 2008. But it goes much further than that.
According to authorities, while living in South Carolina, Hardin and another person created a plan to take a small chain saw, attach it to a long pole and cut the third person’s hand off.
The three participants then submitted insurance claims against the homeowner’s insurance policy, three accidental death policies and dismemberment policies, receiving over 1,000.
The other two members of the plan have not been identified as of yet.
Hardin could receive 20 years imprisonment and 0,000 in fines for each of his six charges.
Source: globalgrind.comCulture | Tags: Blog, Friends, Hand, Insurance, MONEY, Saws | Comment (0)
Ray-J is set to release his explosive new book, Death of a Cheating Man: What Every Woman Must Know About Men Who Stray, which gives details on his past relationships with women. One of the more racier stories details his relationship with a woman named “KK,” who he claims left her husband for him when they first started hooking up.
“[KK] let me know she wanted to get with me. She left her husband for me as soon as we started having sex.”
It’s not hard to figure out who “KK” is, considering the initials match up with one of his most famous girlfriends, Kim Kardashian, not to mention the time frame he details totally match up. Ray-J also gave details of why he never trusted “KK” in the relationship, because she cheated on him with her husband.
What broke them up, according to Ray-J, was jealousy. He said KK believed he was cheating with every girl he ran across and wanted to know where he was at all times.
Source: huffingtonpost.comCulture | Tags: @kimkardashian, Blog, Cheated, first, Husband, Kardashian, RayJ | Comment (0)
WWE’s CM punk has a problem with singer Chris Brown.
CM Punk tried to challenge Breezy into doing something, but Chris Brown took the high road. Check out CM Punk going at Chris below.
Chris Brown recently fired back at country singer Miranda Lambert for her recent comments. Who will be the next celebrity that will attack Chris?Culture | Tags: @chrisbrown, @cmpunk, Blog, Brown, Chris, Demands, Fight, Punk, Wrestlemania | Comment (0)
YMCMB Family Celebrate Birdman’s Birthday in Miami (Blog) (@birdman5star @chrisbrown @liltunechi @tyga)
Lil Wayne, Tyga and the YMCMB family met up with Chris Brown and Gucci Mane to toast Birdman’s birthday at “LIV on Sundays” in Miami.
Weezy was decked out in his infamous animal print jeggings, as he hit the decks to pump the crowd up, while Tyga clutched a bottle of Ace of Spades to celebrate the drop of his Careless World: Rise of the Last King album. Overall it looked like everyone was making the most of their time in the club.
Check out more photos from the event:
Source: Urban Party LifeCulture | Tags: @birdman5star, @chrisbrown, @liltunechi, @tyga, Birdman's, Birthday, Blog, Celebrate, Family, Miami, YMCMB | Comment (0)