Caught these guys on Friday night… If this is the first song in their set, they’re doing something right. They’re new stage show is really good. Much better than what we saw on the Glow In The Dark tour and on the tour with Common. Rhea is also a very good addition to the group.
UHTN says this song is called WTF, but Rhea says it’s called Radio. The version played on TV sorta is more made for radio than the live one.
It seems like Funkmaster Flex has a bit of a soft spot for Lil Wayne…If you partake regurarly in the online constituent of the hip-hop culture, you’d notice Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex steers clear of it. And not because he has a habit of saying the wrong thing(s), it seems like (imo) it’s just not his cup of tea. Think about it, when was the last time you saw Flex on your favorite blog?
Well, last week I had the pleasure in kicking it with Flex during a meet and greet/pow wow session for the revealing of his new customized Ford Taurus SHO. After touching on the differences between the automotive industry and the music industry, I thought it would be interesting to see where Flex’s head was at in regards to the current state of hip-hop. Out of left field, Flex went in (insert HOT 97 explosion here).
I found Flex’s perspective very intriguing. However, I’ll tuck that in the holster and reveal it later this week. What I found even more interesting is Flex’s positive and even remorseful rant towards Dwayne Carter.
Based on our conversation prior, I could see exactly where his Weezy commentary derived from. It just shocked me he was so open with his admission. And to be quite honest, I agree with him 86%. At times, as a culture, we do expect A LOT from Lil Wayne. –LowKey
As promised, here is the OKP premiere of DMV emcee, Phil Ade’s, video, “Hollywood.” For more of that heat, download Phil’s tape, Starting on JV. I’ve been impressed with what I’ve heard thus far from dude, so be on the lookout for more Phil Ade content to come. Video directed by Tabi Bonney.
I haven’t done one of these posts in a minute. Here’s a selection of videos that I came across in my travels over the last couple of days that I wanted to share. Check ‘em out, love ‘em, hate on ‘em, ignore ‘em, it’s your world.
[7:10-7:40] Beans was the better artist out of the actual crew, the stronger artist. That’s why when he did the year and a day, I was like “as soon as he comes home, I’m bringing that project over here.” He would of got at least $800,000. Jay was telling him he didn’t want to lose him.
Jay & Puffy had these feelings towards me at one point. They didn’t want to lose anything to me… It was like “I’m losing something, to him?”
[8:35-9:10] I think that he does a great job at manipulating the system. When he had the Def Jam building, Nas got like $2 million dollars. Jay got a $15 million dollar marketing plan. He was like “This is for you. This is for me. This is for you. 1, 2, this is for me. This is for you. 1, 2, 3, this is for me.” Until his whole marketing plan is the real one. You know that “Wave, wave, wave.” [Show What Me What You Got] That was the wrong record. If you got $15 million in marketing, you can make the wrong record feel like right record.