We stopped by HOT97 in NYC to kick it with Chuck Chillout, Funk Flex, and Positive K about the passing of the One and Only, Super Rockin’ Mr. Magic….
More to follow…
Produced by Imperial Filmworks….
The German MC and Producer Demograffics used to live for a couple of years in the US. As he is a real nice guy, he did some interviews for us. With Immortal Technique he shared some great memories of a show in Atlanta. They also got some serious topics like revolutionary HipHop, the situation in Afghanistan or Immortal’s career on the agenda. – splash! mag
Veteran Rap journalist Davey D caught up with Monch as he swung through Oakland to do a a free show at Deferemy Park.
Sean P digs through his Polo collection and tries to figure out what piece to wear to the “Priceless” video shoot with Timeless Truth. I’d say go with the 4 Horsemen.
Look out for some behind the scenes footage from Dallas Penn tomorrow.
AtlantaUrbanMix sits in on a Studio session with Jay Rock and asks him a couple of questions.
After seeing the first stop of Jay-Z’s tour at Penn State on Friday, I drove back to Morgantown, WV and made it in time to see Lupe perform at an underpromoted fraternity Step competition Sprite was sponsoring on campus.
Here’s a video I took on my iPhone of Lupe performing his new joint “Fire”; he gives a minute-long intro explaining the track and what it has to do with MTV’s recently released 2009 Hottest MCs List. I believe this is the first time he’s performed the track.
Also, he performed a new track, “Army Girl”, off of his upcoming album Lasers. –WeDoItRight
Lupe basically repeated the comment he left on LupE.N.D.:
Not a diss of the list…knew I wasnt gonna make it ha!…but I’m using the fact that I wasn’t on it as an excuse to just start wrecking shit on a frequent basis so by the time the next one comes out i’ll be number 1,2,3,4 and 5…
Previously: Lupe Fiasco – Fire
Chuck: Who would you pull to the side and coach to be a 20 year player?
Busta: I’m a big fan of Soulja Boy dude. I love what Soulja Boy did as far as taking the initiative…
Featuring the Crack Rock-ettes.
At the Atlanta Civic Center, Young Jeezy — who often has high-profile guests to join him onstage — pulled off a huge move during the BET Hip-Hop Awards, kicking off the show by bringing out surprise guest Jay-Z. Hov and Young opened the show with “As Real As It Gets,” with the two hip-hop heavyweights going back and forth on verses. With the audience on their feet by song’s end, Jeezy said, “Welcome to Atlanta.”
Jay later took home the MVP of the Year award, beating out such popular peers as Lil Wayne and Drake. Hov dedicated his win to Mr. Magic, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube. “Brooklyn, we did it again,” he said at the conclusion of his brief speech.
Other big winners announced during the show were Drake for Rookie of the Year and DJ AM for DJ of the Year.
Busta Rhymes stood in for the turntable great, who passed away in August. “I’m honored to accept this,” he said. Rhymes also saluted his recently deceased personal DJ, Roc Raida, and pioneer Mr. Magic who formatted his New York radio show with 100 percent hip-hop in the 1980s.
DJ Drama was the house DJ, with DJ Khaled serving as the show’s MC. Mike Epps, the show’s host, did a short stand-up routine as he cracked the mic, clowning on everyone from Lil Mama to Snoop Dogg.
During breaks, BET showed videotaped packages of their now-famous “cypher” rap sessions. DJ Premier played a beat while three sets of MCs rapped. The first set included KRS-One and Wale, while the second set showcased Joe Budden and Nicki Minaj. The rhyme of the night went to Eminem, however — his session included Black Thought and Mos Def. Em hit a rapid-fire flow that addressed everything from sex to Barack Obama.
After the jump, Jay & Lil J performing “Real As It Gets” at yesterday’s taping.