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To any Jay-Z fan who owns and iPhone and decides to get his Decoded app, you’ll also recieve this breif video where Jay speaks on how his style has evolved and how he experiments with different techiniques in his rhymes. If you liked the video I highly recommend picking up his book Decoded. It goes in depth with some of Jay-Z’s best verses and where the inspiration came from. I learned a lot about his mentality from reading it.
Via: Rap Radar
After alot of teasers here is the final product and i must say even as a biased LA Lakers fan such as myself….this is AMAZING…also Mr west plays a great villain!!!
*Sidenote* i just got my first pair of kobe sneakers…they feel like you are walking on air!!!!
It’s always good to see two of hip-hop’s brightest new acts link up and create some good music. “In The Morning” was featured on J. Cole’s amazing Friday Night Lights mixtape. While this may not be Drake or J. Cole’s finest lyrical work, the song and video are still both worth a watch and listen.
The Steelers may have lost the Super Bowl, but Pittsburgh still has a reason to celebrate. After 18 weeks on the charts, “Black & Yellow” has finally secured the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Thats always a huge accomplisment, but its especially impressive seeing that Wiz is so new to the game. Congrats to Wiz Khalifa and the rest of the Taylor Gang!
Via: Rap Radar
Move over Will Smith…Here Comes Common!!!
Rubicon’s small-but-devoted audience mourned the show’s cancellation last month, but it wasn’t all bad news for AMC, since it gives the channel an opportunity to launch a new series at a time when Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and The Walking Dead already occupy much of the year’s Sunday slate. The lucky winner will be Hell on Wheels, an 1860s-set drama about a former Confederate soldier (Anson Mount) who seeks vengeance while working on the railroad. (Also, there’s Common!) The internally well-received pilot has been picked up to series; expect a bow sometime late in 2011, unless the network’s other new series, crime drama The Killing, sucks up the available schedule space.
Common will play a half-black, half-white freed slave working on the Transcontinental Railroad.
Wiz Khalifa has the whole country repping for Pittsburgh with his anthem “Black and Yellow,” and he’s about to keep the momentum going with the official remix.
Numerous unofficial remixes have appeared online from Young Jeezy, Teairra Mari, and T-Pain, which Wiz calls one of his favorites. But the 23-year-old rapper told Hot 97’s Angie Martinez that the official remix, or G-MIx as he calls it, will feature Snoop Dogg, Jeezy, Three 6 Mafia’s Juicy J, and T-Pain.
Wow Is Black and Yellow turning into this years “I Wanna Rock’????
HIP HOP star Nicki Minaj was one of the most-searched celebrities worldwide on Google in 2010 according to figures released today.
The Trinidadian-born star topped the annual Zeitgeist list of the most popular UK search terms alongside socialite Kim Kardashian and teen sensation, Justin Bieber.
Minaj signed to the popular Young Money Entertainment label, under the heading of rapper Lil Wayne, in 2009 and has taken the hip-hop world by storm.
She released her debut album Pink Friday last month, which debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200. Its first-week sales topped 375,000 copies – this marked the highest sales week for a female rap album. The album debuted at number eight in Canada, number thirty-four in the UK, and number forty-five in Ireland.
Kanye West has TIME on his side. The magazine has crowned the rapper’s fifth project My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy the best album of 2010, saying, “He delivered the musical equivalent of a one-handed back handspring.” Yeezy’s “POWER” also makes the editors’ top 10 songs, along with hits from Drake, Janelle Monáe, and Eminem, while Cee Lo Green claims the No. 1 spot with his Grammy-nominated “F**k You.” Find out who else made the lists below.
Top 10 Songs
1. Cee Lo Green, “F**k You”
2. Janelle Monáe, “Tightrope”
3. Kanye West, “POWER”
4. Arcade Fire, “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)”
5. Eminem featuring Rihanna, “Love the Way You Lie”
6. Yeasayer, “Ambling Alp”
7. Jónsi, “Animal Arithmetic”
8. Drake, “Find Your Love”
9. Elizabeth Cook, “All the Time”
10. Sleigh Bells, “Rill Rill”
With over 5.5 million worldwide copies sold, Em’s “Recovery” set a milestone in the 2010 year.
Interscope Records announced this morning that Eminem’s latest album, Recovery, was the single best-selling album on iTunes this year. The presently triple-platinum album was a critical revival to the Detroit, Michigan superstar, who worked with Lil Wayne, Rihanna and P!nk on the Aftermath Entertainment release.
While Recovery has scanned over 3,000,000 copies in the United States, Interscope also revealed that the June album has seen 5,600,000 worldwide units sold.