Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Game Feat. Chris Brown, Diddy, Boyz II Men, Polow Da Don & Mario Winans - Better On The Other Side (VIDEO) (+ MORE MJ TRIBUTES)

His influence on our music and on people all around the world will sorely be missed - I highly doubt we'll ever see a star that shined as bright as he did in our lifetime.

R.I.P. MJJ - the best that ever did it.


Download: Michael Jackson feat. Kid Cudi - Beat It (Cookin Soul Mash-Up Remix)

Download: Cookin Soul's Tribute to the King of Pop

Download: The Press Play Show Presents Michael Jackson Remixed

Download: J. Period Presents Man or the Music (Mixtape)

Dwele Tribute Song to Michael Jackson:

Cebu, Philippines Provincial Dentention and Rehabilitation Center MJ Dance Crew Tribute:

Thursday, June 11, 2009

YouTube Hops Hall Of Fame

New entry into the YouTube Hops Hall Of Fame - University of Nebraska Omaha WR Keith Eloi jumps into the back of a pickup truck with no running start and in sandals... what

Previous entries:

Jarron Gilbert, Chicago Bears DT and Third Round Draft Pick jumping out of a pool

And the reigning champ, Arizona Cardinals Safety Adrian Wilson clearing a 66-inch hurdle:

The Alchemist feat. Maxwell and Twista - Smile (VIDEO)


Saturday, June 06, 2009

Mack 10 “So Sharp” featuring Lil Wayne & Rick Ross

Mack 10 Ft Lil Wayne & Rick Ross-So Sharp (Remix)

Spotted at Vicarious Music

Jay-Z - D.O.A. (Death of Autotune) (CDQ MP3)

The folks at Hova News Network have been real busy this week - here's some more breaking news

Autotune is officially dead.
"When Hov says it's dead, it's dead." - Mister Cee


This is the official street leak off of  Blueprint 3 that Funk Flex premiered this week on hot97.  Produced by No I.D. who is the freakin man... as true hip-hop connoiseurs know there is no Kanye without No I.D.  Would love to hear him do a whole album with Jay-Z and Kanye together.  That'd be something, wouldn't it?

BLUEPRINT 3 in stores 9/11/09

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Jay-Z Goes With Atlantic for “BLUEPRINT 3"

Spotted at SOHH.COM:
An Atlantic Records rep has announced--via Twitter--Jay-Z's upcoming Blueprint 3 album will be released this fall with the company's marketing assistance.

"@Missinfo: Hey we have Jay-Z Blueprint 3 album, going thru Atlantic," Crespo wrote, unmodified. "1 album to be released September 11th anniversary of 1st Blueprint album." (Nah Right)

Crespo then posted a correction via his Twitter page.
"Correction, people, Jay-Z release is on RocNation, we're assisting in marketing and promotions. D.O.A. comin soon." (Nah Right)

Rap mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs reportedly spoke with Jigga and persuaded him to make a business deal with Warner Music Group.
Looks like Jay-Z's new Blueprint 3 album will go to Warner Music Group after all, though his Roc Nation label is still headed to Sony. Our old pal Roger Friedman reports that Warner had Jay-Z's pal Sean "Diddy" Combs convince him at a recent Lakers game to re-join former IDJ colleague Lyor Cohen for the album, which he bought back from UMG for $5 million. It's apparently a one-off deal, just for this recording. (Hits Daily Double)

Reports last month said Jay would likely create Carter Music Group via Warner.
"Jay knows Lyor and Kevin [Liles] from back when they all worked together at Def Jam, and he obviously wants to work something out with his friends," says our insider. "He wants to get the dream team back together. There have been a few whiffs of a reunion in the past, but only now - and very privately - is something finally starting to happen...This is big in hip hop. These are three of the most powerful men in music, who might be working together, and there's no question the success they'll have as a team will be huge." (New York Daily News)

The rap mogul confirmed his departure and Def Jam buy-out last week.

"I can honestly say, working with Doug Morris and LA Reid has been a unique and fulfilling experience and I respect them immensely," Jay said in an interview. "I've been in the family for almost my entire career. Doug and I spoke directly and had one of the most unique 'negotiations' ever. Doug won the toss but, we both won in the end...I thank him for allowing me to be a completely independent artist. Not every artist can say they own or are given the opportunity to own all of their music." (Rap Radar)

Jay-Z, Eminem, Consult For Activision's 'DJ Hero'

A star-studded crowd in Los Angeles was treated to performances by Jay-Z, Eminem, Travis Barker and DJ AM Monday night (June 2) in celebration of ActiVision’s new game, DJ Hero.

The game is the latest installment of the $2 billion Guitar Hero franchise, set to be released in the Fall for PlayStation 3, PS2, and Xbox 360.

In its standard version, the game is played with a turntable-shaped controller instead of the guitar or drumkit provided with other versions.

Equipped with a spinning record plate, sampling buttons, a cross fader and an sound effects nob, the controller allows players to score points by matching song tracks, creating special effects and adding their own personal touches to the music.

The game includes music from various genres, including Hip-Hop, R&B, electronica, and rock, with music by 50 Cent, Beastie Boys, KRS-One, N.E.R.D., Gorillaz, Blondie and David Bowie.

On Friday (May 29), Guitar Hero announced that Jay-Z and Eminem would be bringing their music and experience to the new game, thus their inclusion in Monday night’s celebration.

In addition to serving as consultants to Activision and FreeStyleGames, who developed DJ Hero, both Jay and Em are working on new greatest-hits CDs, to be included in a special edition of the game.

Jay-Z has revealed that his contributions will include “Izzo (H.O.V.A.),” “Dirt Off Your Shoulder” and tracks from the forthcoming Blueprint 3.

“I have a ton of content, I just need the pipeline,” he told USA Today. “I love the freedom of [DJ Hero]. I could wake up tomorrow morning with the idea for a song and call the guys at Activision and start working on getting it out.”

Eminem wasn’t as forthcoming with what he’d bring to the table, saying that DJ Hero will include his music and additional downloadable content to be released by the end of the year.

Despite his shyness in interview, the Detroit rapper gave his all during a 30-minute set at The Wiltern Theater, he bounced through a set made up mostly of tracks from his latest album Relapse, before closing out with “Lose Yourself.”

Prior to launching into the set, Eminem invited Jay-Z back on stage to perform “Renegade,” their critically acclaimed collaboration from Jay-Z’s Black Album.

Prior to making way for the Eminem Show, Jay-Z, accompanied by a live band, performed a series of hit singles including “Izzo,” “99 Problems,” “Dirt Off Your Shoulder,” and “Encore.”

The highlight of his performance, however, was his rendition of the “My President is Black” remix.

Despite the absence of Nas and Jeezy, Jay shared the stage with President Obama and Martin Luther King, Jr., as a montage of photos of both men and Election Day headlines ran in the background.

The A-List crowd in attendance included Hollywood celebs from Leonardo DiCaprio and Ryan Phillipe to Entourage stars Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven and Kevin Connolly to celebutante Kim Kardashian.

Also present were plenty of stars from the music world, including Nipsey Hussle, Christina Aguilera, Pete and Ashley Simpson-Wentz, and Warren G, who treated the crowd to an impromptu performance of “Regulators.

And though Jay-Z did not hit the stage until right before Midnight, the crowd was more than adequately entertained.

Following an audio/visual performance by TRV$DJ-AM, DJ AM took the stage alone for a 30-45 minute set, demonstrating exactly why he was one of the DJs chosen to help create and mix DJ Hero.

Skills aside, AM shared a more personal reason for being involved: his hope that it gives fans a new appreciation for the art of turntablism.

“There are so many lame [people] popping up with an iPod and a playlist calling themselves DJs when they’re just a jukebox,” the celebrity DJ said Monday. “This game is incredibly realistic and you realize what it takes to mix two songs together. You actually have to do the work.”

At press time, ActiVision has not yet revealed a price point or rating for the new DJ Hero.

Jimi Hendrix Murder Confession


Now take this as you like: In his recent book, "Rock Roadie," Hendrix's former assistant James "Tappy" Wright claims Hendrix was murdered by his then manager Michael Jeffrey. According to Wright's account, Jeffrey allegedly confessed to Wright that he had murder Hendrix to collect on Hendrix's life insurance policy. At the time, Jeffrey had been written as the beneficiary of Hendrix's $2 million life insurance policy, and according to Wright's alleged conversation with Jeffrey from 1971, Jeffrey was worried Hendrix was going to fire him. Jeffrey, who died in 1973 in a plane crash, is quoted by Wright as saying: "I was in London the night of Jimi's death and together with some old friends... we went round to Monika's [Dannemann] hotel room, got a handful of pills and stuffed them into his mouth...then poured a few bottles of red wine deep into his windpipe...I had to do it. Jimi was worth much more to me dead than alive...That son of a bitch was going to leave me. If I lost him, I'd lose everything." The coroner's report stated that Hendrix died of "barbiturate intoxication and inhalation of vomit."

Interpret this as you see fit, conspiracy theory or not. Be sure to check out the articles in NME and The Daily Mail (UK) for more information.

XBOX 360 Project Natal

Introducing Project Natal, a revolutionary new way to play: no controller required. See a ball? Kick it, hit it, trap it or catch it. If you know how to move your hands, shake your hips or speak you and your friends can jump into the fun -- the only experience needed is life experience. Join the conversation about Xbox E3 or Project Natal on Twitter at #XboxE3

For more on Project Natal go HERE