04:23 PM on 12/27/08
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Hip-Hop Round-Up News
This weeks Top Rap Albums according to Billboard.com:
1. Plies - Da REAList
2. Soulja Boy Tell'em - iSouljaBoyTellem
3. Ludacris - Theater Of The Mind
4. T.I. - Paper Trail
5. Common - Universal Mind Control
6. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
7. Scarface - Emeritus
8. Young Jeezy - The Recession
9. Lil Wayne & DJ Drama - Gangsta Grillz: Dedication 3
10. The Game - LAX
Quite a bit of news about this week. His latest mixtape, Wale The Mixtape About Nothing has been named to Pitchfork Media's Top 50 list of 2008 -- landing at #36, between AP.net favorites Girl Talk and Grouper. "The Kramer," a track off of the mixtape also made their list of 100 best songs of the year, finding its way to #74.
New video for his latest banger "Crazy World" can be seen Young Jeezy here. Dig it? One of the strangest music videos I think I've ever seen.
Watch and Evidence perform "Let Yourself Go," The Alchemist live in Fresno.
[/color] Unofficial video for the intro off ' Nas Untitled. Produced by and directed by Racmaninoff Productions. Jay Electronica
Professional skateboarder Terry Kennedy (Compton Ass Terry) and his group have a Fly Society new video out. Not much fly about this song or video.
has freestyled over a DJ Slimm joint. Check it out Jake One here and if you haven't heard Jake One's album from this year, White Van Music, do yourself a favor and get into it.
and Mick Boogie have brought you Terry Urban the best of 2008. Boogie had this to say about the mixtape: Well it’s been a journey, but we did it another year! We (along with Cornerstone Promotion) are proud to bring you our Best Of ’08 edition - Cornerstone Mixtape #112! Not just the songs either… almost every song is remixed in some way… in typical Mick Boogie and Terry Urban fashion. Definitely worth checking out.
A bit of local love for me, (Rhymesayers) will be throwing a New Years Eve party with Mr. Dibbs at Skully's in Columbus, OH on December 31st -- details Blueprint here. Head to Skully's to ring in the new year with some of the best Ohio has to offer.
See break down each track from his latest effort, Common Universal Mind Control, as well as tell behind the scenes stories from every songs on KUBE 93's Sound Session. It can be seen it two parts, courtesy of Vimeo. One | Two
If there is one thing you take from this week's round-up, it should be this post. Download 's brand spankin' new mixtape Fashawn , courtesy of OnSmash.com and NahRight.com. Dude is REALLY bringing it from the West Coast. Higher Learning
Mastered track from legendary MC has Royce Da 5'9'' leaked into the wild, produced by Carlos Broady. Does he still have it? I personally love it -- but then again he's one of my favorites of all-time.
has remixed (Hollyweemixed!) the dopest beat of the year -- Hollyweerd 's "Day 'N' Nite". Check out the track Kid Cudi here.
Courtesy of the Rhymesayers Entertainment MySpace blog: If I could, I'd be there. Someone let me know how it is! Eyedea & Abilities will be hosting a New Years Eve party this year at 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis, MN! They will be joined on stage by some very special surprise guests throughout the night! Tickets are on sale now! Be sure to pick yours up today because the show will sell out!
Two things about Minnesota's finest and Doomtree Collective headhauncho : First, his "Never Better" tour, featuring SIMS and P.O.S. + Mike Mictlan (Hand Over Fist), is officially swung into action with tickets going on sale this past week. Dates and details can be seen in full Lazerbeak here. Second, you can check out Jason's first impressions of his new album, due out February 3rd, in his blog.
In Stores Now:
Brutha - Brutha
Glasses Malone - Beach Cruiser
Savage - Savage Island
Slim Thug - Boss Hogg On Candy (CD & DVD)
Trae - The Beginning (chopped & screwed)
Recommendations This Week
As posted above, check out Fashawn's new mixtape. I considered it a Christmas gift to myself and it is more than worth it. That, along with the latest mixtape from 10 Deep, , has controlled my iTunes this week. The New Deal
Any questions, concerns, ideas, news/artists you want to see mentioned in next week’s Round-Up, interviews (either written by you or elsewhere [with source]) you want posted, or if you just want to plain talk hip hop, feel free to e-mail Sean at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a Private Message to Will with “HIP HOP” in the subject line.
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05:24 PM on 12/27/08
i'm pretty excited for the new P.O.S album.
05:37 PM on 12/27/08
I saw the Doomtree Blowout DVD and wasn't that impressed. I loved the live performances (setlist was too short) I was just hoping for more special features. I wanted to see them in the studio and them out on the town. I don't know I guess I expected to much.
06:34 PM on 12/27/08
wow.. i'm surprised soulja boy didn't have number one.. or lil wayne?
06:44 PM on 12/27/08
if i'm the fire you're the spark
i look forward to this soo much. thanks guys!
07:12 PM on 12/27/08
Everyone should check out P.O.S. or Doomtree, even if you are not that into hip hop, you'll enjoy p.o.s.
07:34 PM on 12/27/08
That Common album is growing on me. Was turned off by it at first, but now I'm starting to appreciate some of the songs.
07:35 PM on 12/27/08
And another thing,
I can't take anyone who purchased that Souja Boy cd seriously. Sorry kids.
08:28 PM on 12/27/08
Do it. Its very entertaining, I'm just a HUGE doomtree fan and was hoping to get a real inside look into how they make their music and it was more just about the blowout. It was my mistake but def still worth the money.
Haven't picked it up but I didn't hear good things.
08:58 PM on 12/27/08
soulja boy, why, just why honestly
what kind of idiotic fool buys that, much less listens to him period
unless they enjoy a good joke.
i dont get very passionate about hating things in hip-hop
but i hate soulja boy with an unbridaled passion
he's disgusting and should go away
i was hoping above all else that this album flopped
and he would dissapear into the hole he came from
but i guess that won't happen
09:29 PM on 12/27/08
Can't wait for the new P.O.S. album.
09:50 PM on 12/27/08
Tour dates? Do rappers tour? Not in the traditional sense I don't think...
10:03 PM on 12/27/08
I was really let down by the Common album. I'm going to pass it off as more of an experimentation and hope his next effort is more focused. I'm going to have to listen to it more though.
10:07 PM on 12/27/08
80% of the hip hop scene pisses me off.
the fact that soulja boy sold 900k... makes me sick
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