(2:08) …representation of my core audience, that’s why I make that music. It speaks directly to the aggression necessary to survive in the environment. And I do write the harsh realities, but I gotta make the record that you can actually play on the show.
Where’s that Complex soundboard? We need that aggressive content. ARRGHHH.
In part two, Kay Slay discusses skinny jeans, Papoose, Amerie (featured on Slay’s first single in 2003), and Mr. Magic’s legacy.
As if the headphones weren’t trashed enough by real audiophiles for being overpriced, here’s an overpriced laptop.
The HP Envy 15 Beats limited-edition laptop is set to arrive October 22 and will feature the same technology applied to Beats by Dre headphones. The black notebook computer — retailing at $2,299 — will come bundled with mixing software and a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. Fellow producers Timbaland, Polow Da Don, Pharrell Williams and Will.I.Am also helped fine-tune the machine’s sound.
“Sound is the heartbeat of music,” Iovine told MTV News about their latest collabo. “And Dre is the heartbeat of sound. He set the standard for many, many people.”
“If I spend a year in the studio and spend all this time tweaking [my production] and making sure it sounds right, my main concern is for you to hear it the way it should sound,” Dre explained to MTV News. “The way it was meant for you to hear it.”
Also this month, Beats by Dr. Dre is set to release a Lady Gaga-inspired line of headphones called Heartbeats. Diddy told MTV News recently that he might partner with Iovine and Dre for his own line as well.
“I feel like I’m in great company. I’m in the best company of the world,” Diddy said of uniting with the pair. “I feel like how A-Rod felt when he got traded to the Yankees.”
Props to OS
After the jump, more of Jeezy’s performance in the Triple C’s “Everyday” video shoot.
Another one off Sir Lucious Leftfoot featuring LaFleur.
In what will be a four-part series, Knotti chronicles the rise to stardom of a future legend, Jermaine Cole. You happen to know him as J. Cole.
In this episode, J. Cole discusses moving from North Carolina to New York a pursue a rap career, getting signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation & preparing a classic album.
T3 speaks why Baatin had to be apart of the new Slum Village album, as well as his upcoming solo project.
After the jump, a Raekwon interview with DJ Ekin.
They’ve performed this since March (with a Lil Wayne verse in the Jimmy Fallon performance,) but the MP3 didn’t leak until now.