Showing posts with label Sway. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sway. Show all posts

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.

[Nah Right]

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

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Kanye West Responds To Being #7 On MTV's Hottest MC's List

After years of controversy surrounding the choices for MTV's Hottest MCs list, it's no surprise that this year is no different.

With the lineup currently listing Meek Mill as #10, Future as #9, A$AP Rocky as #8, Big Sean at #6, and Drake at #5, people and rappers alike have already taken to Twitter and interviews to air their opinions on the rankings.

None were more vocal than Kanye West, however who uncharacteristically called into Angie Martinez's Hot 97 to speak with DJ Enuff about being listed as #7.

Listen below as Kanye lists of reasons why he should be a top contender, states Lil Wayne is his #1 emcee, calls out Sway for a lack of loyalty, only to hang up the phone on DJ Enuff in typical "drop the mic" fashion:

Hit the jump to catch Weezy and Sway's response to Ye's rant:

Does Kanye have a right to be angry over the list? Hit the comments and tell me what you think.

[Miss Info]

Previously: Kanye West ft. Jay-Z & Big Sean - "Clique" (TNGHT Edit)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

[Video] Joey Bada$$ Speaks On The Passing Of Capital STEEZ & Freestyles On Sway In The Morning

Joey Bada$$ stopped by Shade 45's Sway In The Morning this week where he was uncharacteristically open in an interview about discussing how the suicide of his Pro Era brother and friend Capital STEEZ has impacted him. 

Watch below as he reveals that his feelings have been laid over a new track, and watch him eagerly lay down three freestyles to the impeccable beat selection of DJ Wonder.

In case you missed it, stream and download Pro Era's Peep The Aprocalypse below, which features some mean verses from the late Capital STEEZ.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lupe Fiasco Breaks Down On MTV RapFix After Watching Old Footage Of His Chicago Neighborhood [VIDEO]

The murder rate in Chicago is out of control, and while thousands have been affected, seeing how the senseless crimes have affected Lupe Fiasco makes the impact even more real. Yesterday, during his stop through MTV's Rap Fix Live, Sway played 2006 footage of My Block: Chicago, which showcased Lupe giving the reporter a tour of the hood where he was raised. After the clip ended, Lupe couldn't contain his emotion and disappointment knowing that six years later, things had not gotten any better. 

Come on world.

Previously: Lupe Fiasco Freestyles On Funkmaster Flex; Talks Blogging, Pete Rock Situation

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Honors English Freestyles On Sway In The Morning [VIDEO]

Honors English shows us one bar at a time why he's one of the best new rappers in the game as he drops a manuscript worthy freestyle for Shade 45's Sway In The Morning.

"You need to know who he is." Couldn't agree with you more, Sway! If you haven't picked up State Of The Art yet, DOWNLOAD IT NOW!

[Sways Universe]

Previously: Honors English - Colder ("Theraflu" Freestyle)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

ScHoolboy Q & Chief Keef Freestyle On Sway In The Morning [VIDEO]

Both Chief Keef and ScHoolboy Q stopped through Sway In The Morning yesterday, and after a little chit chatting about Chief's writing process, they got down to business to prove why they're two of the most popular out right now.

Q after the jump!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ab-Soul Talks "Control System" & Performs On Sway In The Morning [VIDEO]

Ab-Soul stopped through Sway In The Morning this week to contribute to the DJ's morning concert series, and he also provided some wise words when discussing his album Control System. Peep their interview below, and hit the jump to watch him perform "Terrorist Threats," "Pineal Gland," and "Black Lip Bastard!"

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Papoose - 5 Fingers Of Death Freestyle [VIDEO]

Papoose is the latest emcee to face the 5 Fingers Of Death challenge and he killed it as if he couldn't even tell that the beats were changing. Watch his impressive performance below, and hit the jump to check out Sway's full interview of Remy Ma's second half.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Twista Performs "Po Pimp" & "Gucci Louis Prada" On Sway In The Morning [VIDEO]

Twista's Dark Horse vlog episode 4 takes us to Sway In The Morning's Shade 45 studios as he gives an in studio performance of his classic Do Or Die feature on "Po Pimp." Watch below as he also closes out with an acapella of "Gucci Louis Prada."

Props to XZ

Previously: Busta Rhymes & Twista - Can You Keep Up [Prod. by Just Blaze]

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

BAHAHA: Wayne Brady - 5 Fingers Of Death Freestyle [VIDEO]

The music world has been all over the place this week.  Brian McKnight's singing about "show[ing] you how your p**sy works," T.I. and Azealia Banks went at it on the Twitter/radio, bloggers are getting clowned for pauseworthy tweets, and now...... Wayne Brady's freestyling.

The sad thing is that he's easing through the 5 Fingers of Death freestyle better than the other rappers who've faced the wrath of DJ Wonder.

Props to TSS

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Stalley - 5 Fingers Of Death Freestyle [VIDEO]

When Stalley visited Sway In The Morning recently, he was surprised by DJ Wonder's 5 Fingers Of Death freestyle challenge that Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Big K.R.I.T., Bishop Lamont, ScHoolboy Q and more have had to endure. Check out the MMG emcee rhyme over five different beats of unique genres below, and make sure to download Stalley's Savage Journey To The American Dream if you haven't!

Props to GWHH

Previously: Stalley - Everything New [Music Video]

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cee-Lo & Big Gipp Talk New Goodie Mob Album [VIDEO]

When Cee-Lo and Big Gipp stopped through Shade 45's Sway In The Morning and critiqued some music from Honors English, they stayed for a while to discuss the current situation with Goodie Mob. Watch below as they discuss the legendary group's new deal with the NBA with Sway and Devi Dev.

Props to okayplayer

Friday, March 9, 2012

Lil' Kim Is In "Kanye West Mode" [VIDEO]

Wednesday on MTV RapFix Live, Sway sat down with Lil Kim once again for an in depth interview about her future in music along with her relationships with Diddy and 50 Cent. Watch below as she explains that she's in "Kanye West mode" as far has music is concerned, and hit the jump as she addresses her feelings toward the Bad Boy and G-Unit bosses.

French Montana Talks Relationships With Diddy And Rick Ross On RapFix Live [VIDEO]

French Montana sat on the RapFix Live couch for the first time on Wednesday and chopped it up with Sway about his selection as part of the XXL Freshman Class, along with his relationships with Rick Ross and Diddy. Watch below as he explains the infamous bear hat that he rocked on the XXL cover, and hit the jump to understand his joint deal with MMG and Bad Boy.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Joe Budden Performs "Sober Up" Live On Sway In The Morning [VIDEO]

Right before his sold out, two-day concert in NYC, Joe Budden hit up Shade 45's Sway In The Morning radio show to contribute to Sway's Concert series. Check out the video footage of his performances of Mood Muzik 4's "No Idea" and "Ordinary Love Shit Pt. 3" below, and hit the jump to watch him perform "Sober Up" and talk about his love life!

Props to UHTN

Previously: Joe Budden Performs Mood Muzik Live At Irving Plaza [VIDEO]

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Erick Sermon Performs "Music" & "Gold Digger" On Sway In The Morning [VIDEO]

Erick Sermon has some classics as a member of EPMD and Def Squad, and also as a solo artist. He brought a pair of them to Sway In The Morning's Shade 45 radio show today and explained how both of the songs came about.  Watch below as he performs the Marvin Gaye-sampled "Music," and hit the jump to hear a live performance of EPMD's "Golddigger!"

Los Signs To Bad Boy Records [VIDEO]

FINALLY someone took notice of Los's skills and gave that man a record deal!

During the "Shot Caller" video shoot, Sway stopped through and got the exclusive announcement from Diddy that the Baltimore emcee has joined the ranks of the Bad Boy revolution, which boasts a roster including Red Cafe, French Montana, Machine Gun Kelly, and Cassie.  Let's see how things shape up!

UPDATE: Feb. 8, 2:24 PM

Diddy and Los officially announce the Bad Boy deal in true Diddy fashion. Watch below as his advance money sits on a pool table surrounded by Ciroc.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Bishop Lamont - 5 Fingers of Death Freestyle

This morning on Sway's Shade 45 morning show, Cali emcee Bishop Lamont faced DJ Wonder's 5 Fingers Of Death freestyle challenge that Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T. and Childish Gambino survived with ease.  How does Bishop Lamont measure up? Let me know!

Bishop Lamont - 5 Fingers of Death Freestyle

Download: Bishop Lamont - 5 Fingers of Death Freestyle

Props to YHTN

Previously: Big K.R.I.T. - 5 Fingers Of Death Freestyle

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Amber Rose Cries Over Kanye West Bullying On RapFix Live [VIDEO]

Amber Rose seems to be trying to move past all of the drama with Kanye West, but she hasn't been able to lately.  During a sit down with Sway yesterday on MTV RapFix Live, they talked about her relationship with Wiz Khalifa and her new single "Fame," but things took a turn for the worst when Kanye was mentioned.

Watch below as Amber Rose reached a breaking point about the bullying she faced in the streets from Kanye West fans after 'Ye made some hurtful comments in his music about her.  If you want to see a more in-depth interview about the situation, hit the jump to see her appearance on The Breakfast Club yesterday.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Skillz & Maino Bless RapFix Live With The 1st Freestyle of 2012 [VIDEO]

The first episode of RapFix Live in 2012 was entertaining to say the least as Maino took over as the self-proclaimed host and acclaimed emcee-ghostwriter Skillz spoke on ruffling feathers with his yearly rap-ups.  At the end of the episode, they put all jokes aside and spit a few bars to close the show out properly.  Watch Skillz kill it below, and hit the jump to watch the entire hour long episode!

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