Thursday, 29 July 2010
The idea has been played with as well as the name many a time before. And someway somehow the boy Diddy finds his way in the midst of the MOB...today is no different. "I thought I told you we wont stop" Probably doesnt know how to, and why should he. The money is rolling in and the recognition is there. As he said, "The money has been accomplished, its a love thing." I aint mad at you all playa. Meet Diddy and the COMMISSION; Cassie, Rick Ross, Red Cafe, Janelle Monae, and Dirty Money in August's vibe maazine.
Idris Elba dons the August 2010 cover of Upscale, Representing for all the clean cut brothers of the world. In the article he discusses fatherhood and dealing with success and increased fame. check some excerpts out:
"Idris on conquering his fears:
"..what's the point in living if you're not going to try anything?"
On looking forward:
"I'm not here to live off The Wire for the rest of my life. I want my artistry to be known."
On dealing with increasing fame:
"You have to be accessible all the time...one can water down their worth if they're over-exposed."
On his kids:
He doesn't like to talk about his two kids, 8 year old daughter and baby son, saying "I love children and I love my kids. But they're not part of that (Hollywood) world."
(courtesy of Upscale and theybf)
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
NEW ALBUM IN STORES SEPTEMBER 21ST
FEATURING HITS "BEAUTIFUL MONSTER" AND "CHAMPAGNE LIFE"
In Neyo's own words the inspiration for this album is: "It is made up of a few components. Firstly, boredom! I was bored with the concept of just doing another compilation of songs. I wanted to do something with a lil' more creative edge to it. Secondly, the late great Michael Jackson. Looking back on what he did for entertainment as a whole was a key inspiration and motivation to push the envelope a lil' bit. Thirdly, my geeky side. I've been a fan of sci-fi, comic books and kung-fu films for longer than I can remember. This album allowed me to bring this side of me to the forefront, and due to my current positioning career-wise, do it with no fear.(courtesy of Essence Magazine)
They say you cant keep a good man down, neither a woman for that matter ( I didnt forget you sisters). That and more can be said about SHYNE. Out of jail now for almost a year, and still on his grind musically and spiritually.
In the upcoming XXL issue SHYNE sheds some more light on a couple of issues and feelings surrounding his hiatus: "In my life, when I make decisions to roll, I roll," Shyne told the magazine about firing a gun while partying with Diddy and the mogul's then-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez at Club New York. "And I don't give a f--- what the consequences are. If I'ma defend myself, I'ma defend myself. If somebody tryna kill or hurt one of my partnas or my comrades, that's with me, there is no, 'Yo,' or, 'Damn, well, if I pull this sh-- out, this is what's gonna happen.' No! I don't wanna die. I don't wanna be laid up in no f---ing hospital with a tube runnin' through me, hurtin' and sufferin'. Pain is real. So you know what? I'm not doin' that. You gon' do that, mother----er. You gon' roll and say hi to Satan, not me. And that's that.
"Your survival instincts tell you to protect and preserve, and you deal with whatever later," he explained of his actions (courtesy of XXL)
Seemingly regretful and mature having dealt with the consequences of his actions, Shyne sums it up by saying:
""You can always say, 'Man, that ain't the way to handle the situation,Sure, I know in my soul that the situation was supposed to be handled in a different way. But it ain't really a matter of disappointment or letdown, 'cause I never really ... I grew up never having sh--, never having anybody. So I never was that dude to depend on a mother----er. Obviously, the actions is not something that you condone or that you're happy with. Not at all."
More and more we see that he is mixing up a stew that will get him back to his roots. What does that mean for hip hop? For now we dont know. The jury is still out, some are still riding and some have jumped off the bandwagon. I respect anyone with resolve, and I have always appreciated SHYNE as an artist. The future can never be predicted, nor the past relived- only learned from. Circa 9 years is a lot of time, to lose, to rebuild, to redeem. Meet SHYNE in XXL's September Issue which he dons the cover. In the meantime, here goes some behind the scenes footage, and some bars since you've been waiting.
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Say what you want about the man...call him anything if you will, but NEVER call him broke or dumb. Those are two words that do not fit the man himself Sean Combs aka Puffy Puff Daddy, P Diddy, etc. Mogul- yes; entertainer- of course; Businessman- by all means. For quite some time Ive been an admirer of his work ethic, his visions, his will to persever and stay relevant in an ever-changing industry, and economy. You never can count him out. "Thought I told you we won't stop" has resonated the last decade or more and will possibility hold true for years to come. Manager, producer, artist, executive. How does he wear so many hats, and with apparent effortless ability. Well if you truly wanna know, get it from the horses mouth. Get your notebooks. Diddy dropped by FUSE and put the world up on his game, his blueprint:
Monday, 26 July 2010
1. “Love ‘Em All”
2. “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” feat. Pitbull
3. “Hot Toddy” feat. Jay-Z and Ciara
4. “Lay You Down”
6. “There Goes My Baby”
7. “Get in My Car” feat. Bun B
8. “Somebody to Love (Remix)” feat. Justin Bieber
Thursday, 22 July 2010
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
I love keri hilson as you should and we over here at Lxents support new music so there could not be a better mix of the two. Check out creativity, love music set to video game samples....NOW THATS ORIGINAL...give credit where credit is due..The singer-songwriter-producer’s Clinton Sparks-hosted mixtape uʍop ǝpısdn (Upside Down), due in the coming weeks.
and still looking for real LOVE....isnt everyone? Dont you love it when an artist gives you exactly what you need...Well this song might not be the exact love you needed, but it just might inspire you to keep looking...And while you're enjoying the #1 song in the country, check out the video to go with it...
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
If you know about me, then you know about she...and yeah yeah thats Drizxzy Drake's new GF; who cares, yeah I said it. but if so, hats off to the kid. When you see greatness, recognize it get familiar with it as well. and then congratulate! Hands down she is arguably the baddest thing smoking right now, and if u disagree please back it up with some evidence, cause here goes mine. CHECK OUT THE LATEST VIBE MAGAZINE.
Monday, 19 July 2010
Fabolous is back @ you all with his mixtape: There Is No Competition 2: The Grieving Music EP, a repackaging of his popular mixtape There Is No Competition 2: The Funeral Service.
The First Installment was classic material. I can remember the first two weeks it was out, everywhere I went you didnt hear nothing else. If you missed it, cop and get the second collection as well. STREET FAM.
Heres the tracklisting:
1. “Lights Out (I Don’t See Nobody)”
2. “Girl You Be Killin’ ‘Em”
3. “I’m Raw”
4. “Body Ya”
5. “Body Count”
6. “Tonight” feat. Red Cafe and Lorel
7. “The Wake”
8. “Body Bag” feat. Cam’ron and Vado
There's a new vibe coming outta the windy city. They'v given us Kanye, Common, Twista and my boy Lupe. Doing his best to follow suit, Paypa has hit the scene hard supported by the legendary VIOLATOR MANAGEMENT brand. His new mixtape, DJ Drama assisted, Tunnel Vision- Gangsta Grillz version is out now.
Check out the first single, "I AM..."
Friday, 16 July 2010
Album didnt do so well, at last I checked scanned at about 7500 sold. Dont know what thats about. Didnt really check for itself myself Im not gonna lie. She used to be my girl, but she's in a whole different lane, cant catch up wit her. Not tryin to persuade anyone's opinion or nothing just speaking for myself. Can never take away her uniqueness and creativity, no matter how much she drains God's Son. I guess JET agreed, as she covers the newest edition.