Finally. @Wale gets back to his roots with a go-go charged beat produced by Tone P. No telling if it’s for his album or just a release for the hell of it, but it’s great to hear Mr. Folarin doing what made him great in the first place, again. [audio:http://www.ddotomen.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Wale-Lacefrontin-Prod.-Tone-P.mp3]Details
@realDJPremier and @JoellOrtiz set it off for Hip-Hop at BET and Grind Music’s event.
Def Jam’s youngest in charge were tailed and spotlighted at Summer Jam 2011 through the lens of By Any Means.
FUCK. YES. New @JeanGreasy from her upcoming Gangsta Grillz mixtape, Cookies Or Comas. Look out for her album, Cake Or Death later in the year. #ThankYouRapstress [audio:http://www.ddotomen.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Jean-Grae-CaseBasket.mp3]Details
@TheGAME delivers his newest single off the upcoming LP, R.E.D album. It’s a star studded cast over a Lex Luger production. Get your Jordans, fuck Scottie Pippen. [audio:http://www.ddotomen.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/The-Game-Bottles-And-Rockin-Js-feat.-Busta-Rhymes-Rick-Ross-Fabolous-Lil-Wayne.mp3]Details
@Nas phoned into @FunkmasterFlex to talk about the new single, Nasty and his highly anticipated forthcoming solo album. Nasir didn’t give much details as to who’s on it or what to expect but he bigged up long time collaborator Salaam Remi and says “it’s time New York City, it’s time America”. [audio:http://www.ddotomen.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/nas-flex.mp3] IFWTDetails
@TheGAME spoke with Rap-Up on the final segment of their interview, he says although he hasn’t reached out to Jermaine, he digs his style and wants to work with him in the near future. Jayceon also talks about that awkward moment when he met Tyra Banks after rapping about her forehead on Higher back in…Details
These labels play musical chairs. The Hollywood Reporter has learned former Def Jam exec and X-Factor judge Antonio L.A. Reid is taking his talents to the newly restructured Epic Records. The revamped label has combined their roster with Jive Records, which puts L.A. back with his protege, Usher.
1 1/4th of The Machine explains his piece in the puzzle and how things came together to form the super group known as Slaughterhouse. “[At the time] there was something in the air, where [me and Joe Budden] were taking shots at each other. So it was kind of like a point where we came…Details