Angie: What’s your Mase relationship like now?
Jimmy: I spoke to him. I guess he’s trying to do some music. I told him for me to participate in any plan that he got, he got to sitdown in front of me and explain it to me. Cuz I can’t hear it over the phone. Nah’mean?
Jimmy: I just want to have a conversation with him.
Angie: When was the last time you had a face-to-face with him?
A long time ago so I’m not going to be MP3′ing some verses back-and-forth cuz somebody out of the blue decided to do music. No disrespect to nobody, I’m just… [Angie: You want a face to face before that happens.] That would be cool, I think that would be the gentlemen thing to do. This the new me.
Angie: I don’t even know who you are. [Laughs.]
Jay wrote a letter to MTV News, reacting to his latest accolade of Hottest MC in the Game.
“MTV, Thanx for this nod of appreciation,” Jay wrote. “Although I don’t strive to be ‘hot’ for any particular year, I thank you for the acknowledgment. My whole goal is to be recognized as the best ever. I created the term ‘best rapper alive’ as a sign of respect to my fallen comrades (Biggie and Tupac). I believe I’ve allowed a significant grace period, and I believe I would not be respecting myself if being the absolute best was not my goal, and that’s why I continue to push myself until exhaustion … salute.
“Sidebar: Kanye moment if I may … Eminem?!?! I think you do the credibility of this list a disservice if you don’t thoroughly explain his omission,” Jay continued. “As of this second he has the highest selling rap album of the year and a scene stealing verse on the best ‘posse’ cut of the year . (*Hands mic back to Taylor Swift … and nobody was harmed, I apologize in advance.)”
(Editor’s note: Eminem’s absence from the Top 10 is explained right here.)
Here’s the OG version of a track called “O.G.” off Daz’s debut solo album Retaliation, Revenge And Get Back.
This was recently emancipated from the Death Row vaults and will appear on Snoop Doggy Dogg, The Lost Sessions Vol. 1.
Here’s a cut Del and Tame recorded during the sessions for their new collabo album Parallel Uni-Verses, that ultimately didn’t make the cut.
Not every great track can make the album, but that’s what gives us juicy material for your hungry ears. “I’m A…” is a banger of a track recorded during the same sessions as the material for Parallel Uni-Verses and produced by Parallel Thought. A liberal Quantic Soul Orchestra sample lays the foundation for the two supa emcees to get buckwild and do what they do best. Parallel Uni-Verses drops October 13th on Gold Dust.
From the Upper West side to Harlem & Washington Heights
Kurious speaks his heart…
& talks about the gap between “Constipated Monkey” and his comeback album
Check the Uptown *hit !
– “NEW YORK MINUTE” COMING THIS WINTER –
In the final part of my interview Cool & Dre discuss Obama and politics, why Dre is taking some time off from singing and just focusing on producing, their clothing line, staying humble, and more. –Jessie Maguire