I'm not the biggest Jay Z fan, nor do I claim to be, BUT I do know some great people who ride as hard for Hov as I do for someone like Pac. Hit them up to get their top Hov tracks and gain a little more inside on what Jay Z's music does for his fans!
Rob Markman: MTV NEWS/ MTV RAPFIX
"I remember when I was a kid in the 80s older folks used to say hip-hop was just a fad and it wouldn't last. Back then if an artist released three albums their career was considered a successful one. In the 17 years since he dropped his debut, Jay has released 17 albums, all of them being cultural relevant and commercial successes. He's set a new standard for rap artists. It's like he said in 'What More Can I Say' from The Black Album... 'There's never ...
I'd like to start this off saying Lupe Fiasco is one of my favorite mcs. He is also one of the most intimidating to interview. So when I got to sit down with him I was both excited and hesitant cuz I knew what I had to ask him and what might happen if he doesn't take it well.
THANK GOODNESS he was more open than I could ever ask for and really let me in on what he's been up to, controversial headlines he's been involved in and shocking music he's released/going to release. Check out our FULL interview below to get the scoop on why he chose to respond to Kendrick's "Control" verse with his song "SLR2", working with Kanye on "Black Skinhead", people thinking he's crazy, blocking blogs and haters from his twitter account, his upcoming single with Chris Brown titled "Crack", why he wore a KKK ...
It's PS4 release day! Lots of stores had midnight releases for the new console that could run you about 600 bucks for the bundle! So imagine the horror when a guy walked out of a store w/his brand new PS4 and went at it WITH A BAT!
Press play to see it all:
This personally hurts to see cuz THAT'S HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS WASTED!!
What are your thoughts, does dude deserve a #GOPUNCHYOURSELF or is it a HI 5 for doing what he wants with his money and clearly going viral with this video?
Let me know below or on twitter!
Rih teased that her new video for "What Now" is going to be creepy and demented... aaaaand she wasn't lying!!
Watch a possessed and crazy Rihanna here:
Oooooh K Dot.
Being that he's been crowned RAPPER OF THE YEAR by GQ, it's only right that Kendrick bust a freestyle during his photoshoot. Check the heat out below:
I love this, but I want to know what you guys think, if not Kendrick, who do you think is 2013's RAPPER OF THE YEAR??
let me know in the comments or on twitter @rikkimartinez
Oooooooh Slim Shady! Album is out next week BUUUUT in true savage fashion, the internet is pushing along the leak! Gotta say as a fan, I'm excited to listen to it now and buy it next week.
Review will be coming later today once I've sat with it but in the meantime feel free to give me your review, fav tracks/hated tracks, stand out lines, ALL THAT! Shoot'm to me on here or via twitter @rikkimartinez :D
and pre-order this mug here!
UPDATE: most talked about songs
Eminem f/Kendrick Lamar "Love Game"
"Headlights" aka apology to Em's mom
If you're up on artists that REALLY GO out here on the west, then you know of SKEME. And If not, then you're welcome in advance!
Love that I don't even have to talk this cat up much either, peep the vid below and see it all for yourself!
I'm excited for this guy... on 3 of the biggest westcoast releases this year, Nipsey's CRENSHAW, Dom Kennedy's GET HOME SAFELY and The Game's OKE... PLUS he dropped his own tape about a month back, #BareWithMe. SKEME is solid.
Wanna hear more? Follow @Skeme and Grip #BareWithMe HERE
I LOVE WHEN EM AND RIHANNA COLLAB. 2 very brave and raw artists who bleed emotion onto their songs and when they meet to make music... FIRE!! Have a listen to their latest collab "The Monster" off Eminem's upcoming 'Marshall Mathers LP 2' album!
I can dig it! What do you think? Which is your fav collab from the duo, this track, Love The Way You Lie, or Numb? Let me know below or on twitter
OH AND LOOOOOVE TO MY DUDE @jonbellion who wrote the hook on this thaaang! get up on him ya'll, this cat is AMAZING!
CONGRATS KIMYE... Yeezy took Kim's bday to a whole 'nother level and proposed to his girl in San Francisco!
DETAILS OF THE PROPOSAL:
-- Kanye got approval from Kris Jenner to propose to Kim -- On one knee, he "proposed to Kim with a flawless 15-carat diamond ring by celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz."
-- He had the jumbo screen at the stadium project the words "PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!"
-- This was followed by "A 50-piece orchestra played Lana Del Rey's 'Young and Beautiful,' followed by Keri Hilson, Ne-Yo and Kanye's 'Knock You Down.'" ANNND FIREWORKS!!
SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT NIGHT!!
I gotta say though, personally a little weary about special dates like bdays or holidays being used to propose, cuz if it doesn't work out, that day is forever tainted... like, heaven forbid, if Kim and Kanye break up, her bday will always also be the day her ex ...
I don't think any other line in hip hop has caused as much controversy this year than Kendrick's "I'm the King Of New York" on Control. And it seems like everyone who's heard this now infamous verse has a thought or opinion on the matter. EVEN the kids of New York lol.
Watch it all below!!
IT'S NEYO'S BDAY!! And to celebrate, I just had to put together my top neyo tracks/vids for ya'll and why they mean so much to me personally...
#3: CLOSER -- this song makes me feel soooo good, no matter what, if it plays, I'M DANCING! :D I especially enjoy the guitar in this beat, my dad plays the acoustic guitar so any song that incorporates it immediately has my attention. LOVE!
#2: DO YOU - gunna get real personal with ya'll right now, I recently broke up with my dude, and I actually broke down listening to this song, it's one of the sweetest and saddest song's I've heard... love that has moved on. Inside on this song! Neyo came into the neighborhood and shared with me that this song and "so sick" are about the same girl and he cried while writing this.
So what do you get when you mix the biggest show out with the biggest dance move out? THE TWERKING DEAD!!
ohhh myyy gosh! it was only a matter of time til someone took advantage of these two trends and made a hybrid! Check out the top 3 Twerking Dead videos I found and vote below on who should take the crown for BEST TWERKING DEAD VIDEO!
start this one at 3:47 ;p