April 30, 2009

April 29, 2009

LIVING THE LIFE (HIP HOP WEIGHT CLASSES)


THIS IS THE INTERVIEW THAT JD WAS TALKING ABOUT

NO ID TALKS ABOUT WORKING WITH KANYE WEST ON BLUEPRINT 1 & 3

Nike Air Force 1 x Huarache Hybrid - White / White - Ice


I NEED THESE IN MY LIFE!!!!

GOTTI'S WAY SEASON 2 (TRAILER)


I ENJOYED WATCHING THIS SHOW LAST SEASON AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THIS SEASON.

April 28, 2009

HAS THE BAR BEEN SET TOO LOW??? PART 2


Is the emergence of these mediocre aspiring artists, producers and songwriters due to the fact that the bar is set too low? Doctors and lawyers make a good living for themselves. But I never wanted to be a lawyer or a doctor because I didn't want to study hard to take the Bar Exam or the LSAT. Instead I chose to pursue a career in what I'm most passionate about, MUSIC.

I work for Jermaine Dupris' publishing company and my job is to find hot new producers and writers to sign. In addition, I have to orchestrate studio sessions between writers and producers so that they can come up with great records for me to shop to major record labels. Lately, I've been noticing that a lot of these writers are using the same melodies and subject matter. The producers are using the same progressions, 808s, and sorry ass drumrolls. The majority of rappers rap about "Getting Money, Grinding, Swag, and Haters." So I've come to the point where average is unacceptable There is no gray area when I judge records now. It's either a great record or it's terrible.

So has the bar been set too low?

Yes and No.

Remember, we are in the business of selling music. The only artists that are selling records are artists that are putting out quality music. Kanye West, T.I. and Lil' Wayne are consistently selling on the rap side and Beyonce, Rihanna, and Alicia Keys are consistently selling on the R&B side. Most of the NEW artists that get heavy radio spins, with the exception of Soulja Boy's first album going platinum, are not selling. Ace Hood, Hurricane Chris, V.I.C, Shop Boys and Young Berg all flopped.

Men lie. Women lie. But numbers don't.



So hopefully the aspiring artists, writers, and producers will see that it's not about a quick buck and trying to ride the new trend, but it's about consistently delivering GOOD QUALITY MUSIC.

So are artists shooting to be a little better than Gucci Mane rather than Kanye??? Or a little better than Cassie instead of Beyonce because the bar has been set too high?

April 26, 2009

HAS THE BAR BEEN SET TOO LOW????


I'VE BEEN JUDGING AND ATTENDING A LOT OF SHOWCASES LATELY. I'VE BEEN TO A FEW BEAT BATTLES AND IT SEEMS LIKE I'M ENCOUNTERING THE SAME ISSUE. THE COMMON DENOMINATOR BETWEEN THE SHOWCASES AND THE BEAT BATTLES IS THESE ARTISTS AND PRODUCERS ARE COMPARING THEMSELVES TO THE WRONG PEOPLE. NO DISRESPECT TO SOULJA BOY OR GUCCI MANE BECAUSE I'M A FAN OF BOTH, BUT ARTISTS FEEL LIKE THEY CAN MAKE MUSIC THAT'S SIMILAR TO GUCCI AND SOULJA BOY AND FEEL LIKE THEIR MUSIC IS HOT. THEY FEEL LIKE WELL MY BEAT IS BETTER THAN "CRANK THAT" OR MY SONG IS BETTER THAN "BRICKS." THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT SOULJA BOY AND GUCCI HAVE PERFECTED THEIR CRAFT AND THEY HAVE THEIR OWN SOUND. THEY ARE GOING INTO THE BOOTH AND TRYING TO MAKE DANCE SONGS OR VERY SIMPLE RECORDS OVER CHEAP SOUNDING BEATS AND TALK ABOUT MONEY AND DRUGS AND FEEL LIKE, "IF GUCCI CAN PULL IT OFF, SO CAN I." THEY TRY TO OUTSELL MORE DRUGS THAN JEEZY OR RICK ROSS.





INSTEAD OF LOOKING UP TO GUYS WITH LONGEVITY LIKE JAY-Z, LL COOL J, OR KANYE WEST. SOME MIGHT FEEL THEIR MUSIC IS HOT BECAUSE THEY REALLY DO WHAT THEY ARE RAPPING ABOUT. THE PRODUCERS ARE LOOKING UP TO SOULJA BOY, SHAWTY REDD, DJ TOOMP, AND THE RUNNERS, WHICH ARE ALL GREAT PRODUCERS. BUT THEY FORGET ABOUT DR. DRE, TIMBALAND, AND THE NEPTUNES. I FEEL THE PROBLEM WITH MUSIC RIGHT NOW IS THAT THESE NON SUBSTANCE RECORDS ARE MAKING THERE WAY THROUGH THE AIRWAVES. IT GIVES A LOT OF THESE ASPIRING ARTISTS WITH NO TALENT HOPE THAT THEY CAN MAKE SIMILAR TYPES OF MUSIC AND MAKE IT BIG IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. THEY GET THEIR LOCAL PRODUCER WHO JUST LEARNED HOW TO DO BEATS ON FRUITY LOOPS WITH MINIMAL KITS, COME UP WITH TERRIBLE RECORDS, RECORD 20 SONGS, PUT 'EM ALL ON A CD, CALL IT A MIXTAPE, PRESS UP CDS AND PASS 'EM OUT TO EVERYONE AND FEEL LIKE THEY'VE ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING, OR HAVE A MOVEMENT (LOL). WHAT IS THAT???? I WANT TO KNOW DO YOU GUYS AGREE THAT THE REASON WHY THE QUALITY OF MUSIC SUCKS RIGHT NOW IS BECAUSE A LOT OF GARBAGE IS MAKING ITS WAY TO THE AIRWAVES AND THE ARTISTS AND PRODUCERS ARE LOOKING UP TO AND COMPARING THEIR MATERIAL TO THE WRONG PEOPLE?

April 25, 2009

CTE presents Boo Rossini - My Projects + "Feed The Streets DVD" Trailer


I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THIS DVD. I'VE BEEN SEEING BOO GRIND FOR YEARS SINCE HE WAS ON J RECORDS. WE KICKED IT BEFORE. REAL HUMBLE COOL CAT, BUT HE IS WHAT HE SAYS HE IS. STREET NIGGA FIRST, RAPPER SECOND.

April 24, 2009

BMI SHOWCASE @ CLUB ESSO FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY NAS, TREY SONGZ, AND NOVEL


HOSTED BY DJ KHALED

ME AND THE BOY GRAVY

ME AND SUPER TALENTED NOVEL

TREY SINGING TO THE LADIES

NAS ROCKING THE MIC

Fabolous - It's My Time / Throw it In The Bag (Mini Short Film Teasers)


I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO FAB'S NEW ALBUM!!!

KANYE WEST Ft. YOUNG JEEZY-AMAZING

SKEETER ROCK'S BIRTHDAY PARTY @ DOOR 44


HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOY!!!! ME AND SKEETER ROCK

JD ON THE 1s AND 2s
B COX IN HIS B BOY STANCE




JD HAD THE CROWD ROCKING!!!!

MR. INTYNATIONAL HIMSELF

DALLAS AUSTIN WAS IN THE BUILDING

MARCUS JOHN (SUPER SONGWRITER), ME AND TAD (1 HALF OF THE FREE AGENTZ)

KENNY HAMILTON (95.5) AND ELLE (SUPER SONGWRITER)

April 23, 2009

THE RICK ROSS STORY (BET SPECIAL)

EMINEM TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW ALBUM WITH ANGELA YEE

DJ Envy Interview w/ Rick Ross Part 2

Rick Ross talks about the C.O. picture, how long he was a C.O, what made him do it., also more about his 50 beef and DJ Vlad

DJ ENVY INTERVIEWS RICK ROSS PT. 1

Rick Ross talks about his beef with 50 Cent, inviting eminem in the beef, his new album and more...

Juelz Santana Introducing Skull Gang


SKULL GANG ALBUM COMES OUT MAY 5TH. IS ANYONE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING THIS ALBUM??? I FEEL LIKE I HAVEN'T HEARD ENOUGH MATERIAL TO WANT TO BUY THIS ALBUM. WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?

April 21, 2009

Lebron James - More Than A Game (Movie Trailer)


I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THIS FILM!!!

MY ADDICTION!!!

TWITTERBERRY!!!!!

WET WILLIE'S IN SAVANNAH, GA





I HAD A BALL THERE ON FRIDAY NIGHT. ONE "CALL A CAB" IS ALL IT TOOK AND I WAS TWISTED.

Soulja Boy - Gucci Bandana (feat. Gucci Mane & Shawty Lo)

JIM JONES DOCUMENTARY PART 6- TALKS ABOUT CAM'RON

RICK ROSS- IN COLD BLOOD

Playaz Circle (Feat. Oj Da Juiceman) - Stupid

BLACK EYED PEAS-BOOM BOOM POW

ANGIE MARTINEZ INTERVIEWS DRAKE

April 16, 2009

LIVING THE LIFE (VEGAS BABY)


YA LOOK OUT FOR THAT OCEAN'S MIXTAPE....I'M CO-SIGNING IT....THEY GOT SOME HOT SHIT ON THERE...THE OCEAN'S CREW IS THAT NEXT MOVEMENT!!!

KILL THE RECORD LABELS DOCUMENTARY (TRAILER)


KILL THE RECORD LABELS (OFFICIAL TRAILER) from charles rand on Vimeo.

NBA PLAYOFF PREVIEW FEATURING KANYE WEST'S "AMAZING"

JUELZ SANTANA AND SKULL GANG-I AM THE CLUB PROMO TRAILER

RICK ROSS-CRACK A BOTTLE FREESTYLE (G-UNIT DISS)

April 15, 2009

SNL-JIZZ IN MY PANTS


HILARIOUS!!!!

LIVING THE LIFE (JD, B COX, TREY SONGZ, Q DA KID, AND INTYNATIONAL, GUEST STARRING A&R SERGE)


WE HAD A BALL LAST NIGHT...JOKES AND LIQUOR ALL NIGHT LONG...AND PLEASE BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR THAT OCEAN'S 7 MIXTAPE...HEARD SOME RECORDS LAST NIGHT THAT'S OUTTA HERE....VEGAS IS THE LOCATION AND OCEAN'S IS THE MOVEMENT!!!!

April 14, 2009

Nike Air Max 2 CB 94 - Black / White - Pure Purple


THESE WERE ONE OF MY FAVORITE PAIR OF SNEAKERS OF ALL TIME....CLASSICS!!!!

FAT JOE EXPLAINS WHY HE GOT AT G-UNIT ON MAFIA MUSIC REMIX


Fat Joe Explains ATTACKIN' 50 Cent on MAFIA MUSIC REMIX from HipHopStan.Com on Vimeo.

LIVING THE LIFE: (JD,00711,COX,SINATRA, INTYNATIONAL, AND Q DA KID) IN THE STUDIO

JOE BUDDEN-EXXES


I LIKE THIS RECORD AND VIDEO...JOE BUDDEN BRINGS SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO THE GAME...IT'S KIND OF A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

MIKE JONES ft. T-PAIN- SCANDALOUS HOES

Amazing: Chinese Man With Extreme Healing Powers Of Chi

April 11, 2009

NEW CASSIE LOOK (SMH)



I THOUGHT CASSIE WAS A DIME BUT AFTER SEEING THIS NEW LOOK I HAVE A CHANGE OF HEART.

RICK ROSS ft GAME, FAT JOE, AND JA RULE- MAFIA MUSIC REMIX


RICK ROSS IS DELIVERING!!! I HAVEN'T HEARD ANYTHING WACK OR EVEN MEDIOCRE YET. LOL @ HOW HE GATHERED UP ALL OF 50'S ENEMIES AND PUT 'EM ALL ON 1 RECORD. WHO YOU THINK HAD THE BEST VERSE?

April 9, 2009

April 7, 2009

BUSTA RHYMES FT. T-PAIN- HUSTLER'S ANTHEM

EMINEM-WE MADE YOU


HE'S BAAAAAAAACCCCCKKKKKKK!!!!!!

April 5, 2009

Dr. Butt Booster Caught On Camera! (Philadelphia Exposes The Risky Rump Procedure To Become Bootylicious)


SO THIS IS HOW THESE ATL STRIPPERS ARE GETTING THESE NICE ASSES DONE HUH???

MEL B PREVIEWS HER STRIPTEASE FOR HER VEGAS SHOW


I THINK I'M IN LOVE...I'M DUE FOR A TRIP TO VEGAS TO SEE THIS FOR MYSELF...NOTHING LESS THAN FRONT ROW SEATS PLEASE...LOL

Rick Ross Ft. Nas - Usual Suspects


I'M ANTICIPATING "DEEPER THAN RAP"...RICK ROSS HAS BEEN DELIVERING....I'M FEELING THIS RECORD HEAVY

April 4, 2009

April 1, 2009

Living the Life (Bow Wow Myspace Show in NY with Dondria)


SHOW LOOKED LIKE IT WAS KERAZY!!! BOW'S FANS LOVE HIM!!! DONDRIA KILLED IT!!!! I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HERE...SMH

ANGIE MARTINEZ INTERVIEWS JIM JONES

TREY SONGZ- BRAND NEW