Saturday, November 16, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
[VIDEO] Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, N.O.R.E. & More Remember Wu-Tang's ' Enter The Wu Tang (36 Chambers)' Album
Saturday, November 9th marked the 20th anniversay of Wu-Tang Clan's debut album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). While I was only 4 years old when it dropped, I still remember the impact the album had on me growing up thanks to my sister blasting it constantly. Once I'd matured and was able to appreciate it for myself, I went back to form my own love for the 9 man army.
Like myself and millions of others, today's upper echelon of emcees have also been inspired by the work and accomplishments of Wu-Tang. In a special Rap Fix Live moment with MTV's Sway, members U-God, Masta Killa and honorary member Cappadonna were presented with a video compilation of clips from N.O.R.E., DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, ScHoolboy Q, Big Sean and A$AP Rocky-- all expressing their gratitude for the Wu-Tang movement.
If you're looking to dig deeper into Enter The Wu-Tang, check out Rolling Stone's latest feature HERE.
Previously: The RZA - Blowin In The Wind
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Wale's album The Gifted is set to hit stores on June 25th, and if his hit single "Bad" and "LoveHate Thing" are any indications, it may give both Kanye and Cole's project a run for their money.
In addition to The Gifted, Wale will team up with his Maybach Music compadres for their third Self Made compilation, which will drop on August 6. Watch the video for the project's first offering "Poor Decisions" featuring Lupe Fiasco and Rick Ross below, and hit the jump to stream the re-release of "Bad" featuring Rihanna who stands in for Rico Love's newest Divison 1 signee, Tiara Thomas.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Stacy Barthe's P.S. I Love You EP is immaculate, and I'm glad that Island Def Jam is investing in the beautiful songwriter's talent. Watch below as the John Legend protégé, Nouveau Noir and Surf Club member is joined by Rick Ross in the visuals to the worldly "Hell Yeah."
Ahhhh.... like a breath of fresh air... d^_^b
Previously: Stacy Barthe - "P.S. I Love You" [FreEP]
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
It seems like Electric Highway just dropped, but Rockie Fresh keeps the new music coming with The Birthday Tape, his second MMG release. Stream the project below, which features Rick Ross, Gunplay, and Lunice.
Hourglass Picks: "Life Round Here" & "Panera Bread"
Previously: Casey Veggies ft. Rockie Fresh - "Energy"
Monday, April 15, 2013
Drake hinted that this remix would be dropping today when he spoke to Elliot Wilson on Keep It Thoro radio, and now we have it. Stream the DJ Khaled led "No New Friends" below which features "I'm On One" collaborators Rick Ross and Lil Wayne.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Cassie may not have the best vocal range, but I'll tell you what she does have. A good a** team of writers and producers around her.
After being relatively quiet since her Bad Boy debut in 2006, she presents her new tape RockAByeBaby, which features guest appearances by Wiz Khalifa, Jeremih, French Montana, Fabolous, Pusha T, Ester Dean and more. What's more impressive are the multiple writing credits from Cocaine 80s frontman James Fauntleroy, Jeremih as well as the production from TDE's Sounwave and Cali saxophonist Terrace Martin. Hate if you want, but I'll give this a d(^_^)b guarantee.
Monday, March 25, 2013
John Legend shares his second single in one week as he taps "Rich Forever" collaborator Rick Ross for the soulful "Who Do We Think We Are." If this and "The Beginning" are any indication, his album Love In The Future will be what R&B needs in 2013.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Only Rihanna could get Young Jeezy and Rick Ross to have adjacent verses on a track together.
Rihanna lets the two of them, along with Juicy J and T.I. (who had the best verses to me) take on the her Mike Will produced club anthem "Pour It Up" as she took a back seat and just kept her hook on the track. Stream the remix below, and the comments to tell me who you think had the best verse!
Rihanna - Pour It Up Remix Lyrics
- [Music Video] Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko - "Stay"
- [Music Video] Trinidad Jame$ ft. T.I., Young Jeezy & 2 Chainz - "All Gold Everything"
- Hit-Boy, Kent M$ney, Audio Push, B Mac The Queen, ScHoolboy Q, Casey Veggies, Xzibit, Rick Ross, Method Man, Redman & Raekwon - "Cypher"
- Juicy J ft. The Weeknd - "One Of Those Nights"
- [Short Film] T.I. - "Addresses"
Monday, March 11, 2013
Hit-Boy, Kent M$ney, Audio Push, B Mac The Queen, ScHoolboy Q, Casey Veggies, Xzibit, Rick Ross, Method Man, Redman & Raekwon - "Cypher"
While Hit-Boy's definitely down with his Surf Club and G.O.O.D. Music fam, he's building an empire with his on Hits Since 87 imprint.
Introducing HS87's forthcoming compilation to the world, he includes the emcees on his roster as well as some of the game's most respected rhymesayers. Listen below as Method Man, Redman, ScHoolboy Q, Rick Ross, Raekwon, Xzibit and Casey Veggies join HS87 on "Cypher."
Previously: Hit-Boy - HITStory [New Mixtape]
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
French Montana's been busy promoting his upcoming debut album, but he showcases the standout from his mixtape Mac & Cheese 3 as J. Cole and Rick Ross join him in the visuals to "Diamonds."
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Pusha T and Rick Ross' fates lie in the hands of a beautiful woman who plays the role of Elvira Hancock and mole in the visuals to Wrath Of Caine standout "Millions."
Directed by Samuel Rogers
Monday, February 4, 2013
If "Hell Yeah" is any indication, P.S. I Love You will be an EP of equally epic proportions as Stacy Barthe's album quality projects Sincerely Yours and In The InBetween.
With strong lyrics balanced out by a smooth track from K. Roosevelt, the guest verse from Rick Ross on "Hell Yeah," puts the cherry on top to this P.S. I Love You standout. The EP will be upon us on Valentine's Day.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Yesterday, Rick Ross went from celebrating his 37th birthday to being all the Internet could talk about as he and his girlfriend were reportedly the victims of a failed drive by attempt in Miami. For more details on that, click here.
Always a label to capitalize off of any opportunity, MMG made lemons out of lemonade by releasing a well-timed freestyle from Rozay over Kendrick Lamar's "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe," which you can catch below. Also hit the jump to check out Rozay's latest, "Box Chevy." His new album Mastermind is coming soon...maybe.
Monday, January 28, 2013
It's been a while since we've received a full solo project from Pusha T, but 2013 will be the year the G.O.O.D. Music emcee floods us with quality tracks. First up is his mixtape Wrath Of Caine, and next up will be his solo debut LP My Name Is My Name.
Enjoy the project below, which features verses from Rick Ross, French Montana, Troy Ave, Wale, and more. My favorite so far: "Revolution" produced by The Neptunes.
Previously: Pusha T ft. Wale - "Only You Can Tell It"
Friday, January 25, 2013
I took a little sabbatical from blogging late last year to shift my focus a little more from reporting what kind of music was out there to creating. While I plan to continue sharing great music with all my loyal G's out there, look forward to more mixes which I intend to make better with each and every edition.
During my brief break, I put together The Re-Up, which a lot of people seemed to enjoy and pass around. Since it's the weekend it's the perfect time to give this a spin and take a nice, healthy shot of Turnup juice. Check out the rest of the repertoire on Mixcloud and be sure to let your support be known!
For bookings in Atlanta, St. Louis, Charlotte and the surrounding areas, email DJHourglass@gangstasuseemoticons.com. It's hourglass time!
Monday, January 21, 2013
If the rest of Electric Highway is as nice as "Superman OG" and "Life Long," Rockie Fresh has quite the tape on his hands.
Today the Chicago emcee presents his debut project since joining MMG, and he impressively commands most of the tracks solo. Stream the DJ Ill Will hosted project below, and hit the comments with your thoughts on Rockie Fresh.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Give Rozay some peace Gunplay!
The bawse and quasi-rumored, quasi-official MMG artist Nipsey Hussle assist Chicago's Rockie Fresh on "Life Long," set to live on his upcoming project Electric Highway. Something tells me EH is gonna solidify Rockie's spot as a rookie not to be overlooked when it drops on January 21st.
Juelz Santana was undeniably one of the biggest emcees in New York during Dipset's reign at the start of the millenium. He's been a little quiet the past few years, but his return to the game is completely welcome after listening to God Will'n. Stream and download the project below, which features Jadakiss, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Fabolous, Lil Wayne, Yo Gotti, Wiz Khalifa, Lloyd Banks, Future, Wale, Jeremih and more.
Previously: Kirko Bangz ft. 2 Chainz & Juelz Santana - Drink In My Cup (Remix) [Music Video]
Friday, January 11, 2013
Pusha T plans to make us wait for his mixtape Wrath Of Caine just like we're waiting on his G.O.O.D. Music debut album My Name Is My Name to hit stores. Push's streak of dark bangers like "Pain" continues as he and Rick Ross collab on "Millions."