November, 2018

Eminem Has Bars For Days In New "Kick Off" 10-Minute Freestyle

It's almost annoying how talented Eminem is. Watching him effortlessly piece together rhymes is both awe-inspiring and frustrating to watch. "How?" is the question that millions ask themselves as they listen to Em bend words like twigs. There isn't a hip-hop heavyweight that would stand against Em in a battle, which is a testament to his skill. Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesEminem touched down on Friday with a new freestyle video. Entitled "Kick Off," Em returns to his Slim Shady ways with bars about violence and mayhem. "The release of BODIED has me feeling nostalgic about battle rap so I headed down to my old stomping grounds," wrote Eminem on Twitter. The footage was shot at The Shelter at St. Andrew's in Detroit, and Em begins the video with a monologue about battle rap. In this era of sensitivity, Eminem pushes aside the facade of political correctness and reminds viewers that everything is fair play in battle rap. "I play for keeps/ there's no escaping me/I have a bitch scared, and chained to me/and throw away the key/And she'll be so afraid to leave/ that even if she ends up breaking free, she'll just sit there," exclaims Em. His penchant for rapping about assault and battery receives a throwback Eminem response, with the rapper joking, " I'm just playing ladies, you know I love you." 

It’s almost annoying how talented Eminem is. Watching him effortlessly piece together rhymes is both awe-inspiring and frustrating to watch. “How?” is the question that millions ask themselves as they listen to Em bend words like twigs. There isn’t a hip-hop heavyweight that would stand against Em in a battle, which is a testament to his skill. 


Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Eminem touched down on Friday with a new freestyle video. Entitled “Kick Off,” Em returns to his Slim Shady ways with bars about violence and mayhem. “The release of BODIED has me feeling nostalgic about battle rap so I headed down to my old stomping grounds,” wrote Eminem on Twitter. The footage was shot at The Shelter at St. Andrew’s in Detroit, and Em begins the video with a monologue about battle rap. In this era of sensitivity, Eminem pushes aside the facade of political correctness and reminds viewers that everything is fair play in battle rap. 

“I play for keeps/ there’s no escaping me/I have a bitch scared, and chained to me/and throw away the key/And she’ll be so afraid to leave/ that even if she ends up breaking free, she’ll just sit there,” exclaims Em. His penchant for rapping about assault and battery receives a throwback Eminem response, with the rapper joking, ” I’m just playing ladies, you know I love you.” 

Chiefs Cut Kareem Hunt, The League Places Him On "NFL Exempt List"

As we reported, pro football player Kareem Hunt was caught on camera brutally beating a woman in the hallway of a hotel room. The victim later told police that Hunt lashed out violently as a result of her refusing to “hook up” with a member of the NFL player’s entourage. Although no arrests were made when police arrived on the scene, the NFL has decided on active measures to penalize the star running back.

Effective immediately, Kareem Hunt will be placed on the NFL’s exempt list, barring him from partaking with anything relating to league play, be it a scrimmage, a practice, a team event, and certainly no reps on the field. The “ban” also limits his ability to attend games, or interact with team officials, excluding private contact with friends he’s made throughout his career.

After explaining the exclusionary clause, NFL officials made it clear they had their own investigation, regardless of whether the 19-year old woman or local law enforcement pursue the matter any further. Their press release stated, “The NFL’s investigation, which began immediately following the incident in February, will include a review of the new information that was made public today.

Moments after the NFL said their piece, the Kansas City Chiefs made a pronounced statement of their own, effectively cutting ties with their star tailback. Their statement reads as follows: “Earlier this year, we were made aware of an incident involving running back Kareem Hunt. At that time, the National Football League and law enforcement initiated investigations into the issue. As part of our internal discussions with Kareem, several members of our management team spoke directly to him. Kareem was not truthful in those discussions. The video released today confirms that fact. We are releasing Kareem immediately.”

Lil Wayne Dropped $17 Mill On His New Miami Mansion

Legend has it, Lil Wayne was on the short end of a lot of cash because of his contract with Birdman, but that doesn’t mean he ain’t rich, and that sure as hell doesn’t mean he won’t give Miami Beach another try. Architectural Digest was the first editorial to report on Lil Wayne’s latest big-ticket purchase, a Miami Beach mansion that cost him well over $11 million.

News of his acquisition will come as a bit of surprise to people who follow the resale market because Lil Wayne is fresh off selling another mansion in the same area at a $10 million loss. But given the circumstances, I think it’s safe to say he’s recovered from his losses, enough to try again in the same rickety marketplace. But Weezy shops with his eyes, not with his nose – he isn’t the only Cash Money alumnus whose grown accustomed to the area. 

10,632-square-foot home boasts seven bedrooms within its walls, and a clear-water cabana right on the perimeter of the property’s physical boundaries. The outside deck is outfitted with “home furnishings” proportionate to a rich person’s interior design budget. And that’s not all, the outside living space includes a built-in laguna meters away from a private island. Check out the digs exclusively in this slideshow

Necro – “The Notorious Goriest” (Album Review)

Necro is a 42 year old rapper & producer from Brooklyn, New York who started out playing in a death metal band called Injustice in 1987 with his older brother Ill Bill. He then transitioned over into hip hop the following year after being inspired by Bill & both have made quite the names for themselves in the underground. Especially with classics like Gory Days, The Pre-Fix for Death, the self-titled Circle of Tyrants album, What’s Wrong with Bill? & The Hour of Reprisal just to name a few. But at the beginning of the decade, they began distancing themselves from each other with Bill regularly putting out music under his own name as well as with La Coka Nostra. Necro on the other hand has been pretty quiet with the exceptions of his 2010 album Die!, his Murder Murder Kill Kill EP, a handful of singles & a criminally underrated slept-on collab album with the legendary Kool G Rap under the name The Godfathers. However, he’s now making his full comeback with his 7th full-length album.
After the intro, we go into the first song “Murder Obscene”. Here, Necro spits his signature death bars over a gloomy boom bap beat. After the “H.N.A. (Head Neck Apartheid)” prelude, we go into the actual song with the same name. Where Necro spits more clever murder bars over a spacious boom bap beat. The track “My Precious” brags about his rapping skills over an ominous instrumental with a killer guitar riff during the hook while the song “Know Con-Science” returns to the witty yet filthy lyricism over a boom bap beat with a sinister piano lead. After the “W.T.W.C.T. (What’s This World Coming To?)” prelude, we go into the actual song with the same name. The hook is kinda annoying, but the soul sample is a nice touch & Necro’s confrontational lyricism suits it pretty well.
The track “Deaded” compares himself to Michael Myers over a boom bap beat with some sinister strings while the song “Caught Up!” talks about how violent he is over a punchy beat with some Halloween-esque bells. “The Love & Terror Cult” tells his competition to step back over a boom bap beat with some somber piano chords while the song “Party Killer” gets raunchy over an electro instrumental. The title track cleverly describes his disgusting antics over an eerie beat while the song “Gat O’ 9 Tales” is filled with battle bars over an instrumental with a prominent piano lead & a beautiful soul sample during the hook.
After the prelude to “The Master of Ruckus”, we go into the actual song with the same name. Here, Necro talks about killing you when you’re sleeping over a boom bap beat with a funky bass-line. The track “Grave Ol World” goes back to the raunchiness over a symphonic beat while “The Stories of the Almost Dead” vividly describes the protagonist’s life of crime over another boom bap beat with a piano lead & soul sample for the hook. And before things end off with the outro, the final song “The Dawn of a Dead Day” goes back to taking aim at his competition over a beat inspired by a blaxpoitation film.

I was wondering if Necro would ever drop an album again, but this is a strong comeback for him. Despite the lack of features & the song preludes bogging it down, Necro continues to prove that he’s one of the best producers that the underground has to offer with soundscapes on here being darker than ever & his horrorcore lyricism being as creative as it’s been in the past.
Score: 8/10

Necro is a 42 year old rapper & producer from Brooklyn, New York who started out playing in a death metal band called Injustice in 1987 with his older brother Ill Bill. He then transitioned over into hip hop the following year after being inspired by Bill & both have made quite the names for themselves in the underground. Especially with classics like Gory Days, The Pre-Fix for Death, the self-titled Circle of Tyrants album, What’s Wrong with Bill?The Hour of Reprisal just to name a few. But at the beginning of the decade, they began distancing themselves from each other with Bill regularly putting out music under his own name as well as with La Coka Nostra. Necro on the other hand has been pretty quiet with the exceptions of his 2010 album Die!, his Murder Murder Kill Kill EP, a handful of singles & a criminally underrated slept-on collab album with the legendary Kool G Rap under the name The Godfathers. However, he’s now making his full comeback with his 7th full-length album.

After the intro, we go into the first song “Murder Obscene”. Here, Necro spits his signature death bars over a gloomy boom bap beat. After the “H.N.A. (Head Neck Apartheid)” prelude, we go into the actual song with the same name. Where Necro spits more clever murder bars over a spacious boom bap beat. The track “My Precious” brags about his rapping skills over an ominous instrumental with a killer guitar riff during the hook while the song “Know Con-Science” returns to the witty yet filthy lyricism over a boom bap beat with a sinister piano lead. After the “W.T.W.C.T. (What’s This World Coming To?)” prelude, we go into the actual song with the same name. The hook is kinda annoying, but the soul sample is a nice touch & Necro’s confrontational lyricism suits it pretty well.

The track “Deaded” compares himself to Michael Myers over a boom bap beat with some sinister strings while the song “Caught Up!” talks about how violent he is over a punchy beat with some Halloween-esque bells. “The Love & Terror Cult” tells his competition to step back over a boom bap beat with some somber piano chords while the song “Party Killer” gets raunchy over an electro instrumental. The title track cleverly describes his disgusting antics over an eerie beat while the song “Gat O’ 9 Tales” is filled with battle bars over an instrumental with a prominent piano lead & a beautiful soul sample during the hook.

After the prelude to “The Master of Ruckus”, we go into the actual song with the same name. Here, Necro talks about killing you when you’re sleeping over a boom bap beat with a funky bass-line. The track “Grave Ol World” goes back to the raunchiness over a symphonic beat while “The Stories of the Almost Dead” vividly describes the protagonist’s life of crime over another boom bap beat with a piano lead & soul sample for the hook. And before things end off with the outro, the final song “The Dawn of a Dead Day” goes back to taking aim at his competition over a beat inspired by a blaxpoitation film.

I was wondering if Necro would ever drop an album again, but this is a strong comeback for him. Despite the lack of features & the song preludes bogging it down, Necro continues to prove that he’s one of the best producers that the underground has to offer with soundscapes on here being darker than ever & his horrorcore lyricism being as creative as it’s been in the past.

Score: 8/10

Eyezic – “Get Her Money” Ft. Reezy Blakk



Rising underground Hip Hop artist Eyezic releases his new single titled “Get Her Money” Ft. Reezy Blakk.

A good tune for a girl who handles her business.  Inspired by some of the boss women We all love and respect.  Produced by olihucik; the duo of Eyezic and Reezy flows smoothly over the starry instrumental.

TrippIe Redd's Crowd Launch "Free 6ix9ine" Chant During Concert

There are many who are sad over 6ix9ine’s arrest, while others are praying that he spends the remainder of his life behind bars. Even some of his own enemies have changed showed sympathy towards the Brooklyn rapper. 6ix9ine and Trippie Redd have had their differences throughout the past year and a bit, but Trippie clearly doesn’t want to see his nemesis behind bars.

During a recent concert, Trippie Redd’s crowd launched a chant calling for 6ix9ine’s freedom. The crowd began chanting “Free 6ix9ine” during his set on Travis Scott’s “Astroworld” tour. Trippie didn’t encourage the chant, but also, didn’t stop the crowd from screaming 6ix9ine’s name. Clearly, Trippie feels some sort of remorse towards the Brooklyn rapper.

This isn’t the first time that 6ix9ine’s name has been brought up during one of Trippie Redd’s show. A few days ago in Newark, Trippie Redd was performing before the crowd erupted into a “fuck 6ix9ine” chant. Under any other circumstance, Trippie would’ve likely allowed the crowd to continue chanting “fuck 6ix9ine” but the rapper put it to an end. “Fuck the drama,” he said on stage.

In other Trippie Redd related news, the rapper recently released his second project of the year, A Love Letter To You 3. The project debuted atop the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart following its release. It also debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200, marking Trippie’s highest charting album to date. 

Tory Lanez & Trey Songz Trade Limericks With Victor Oladipo On His Debut "V.O."

The divisible parts of NBA star Victor Oladipo’s official hip-hop project have trickled out in the past few months, but the whole thing is out, as of Today – Pacer fans can rejoice. Oladipo took a big step in his player development last year, averaging 23.1 points on his way to deeper-than-expected postseason run that culminated in a Game 7 loss to King James. So naturally, everything he does from going forward is going to be hella big tyme.

V.O. runs eight songs deep and counts among its contributors, the venerable Tory Lanez on the opening track “Lights On.” The other established artist to bless Oladipo with their presence are PnB Rock, Eric Bellinger and Trey Songz, quite the accomplishment for a baller moonlighting as a singer. Let’s not forget the splash Victor Oladipo made upon being drafted 2nd overall, singing a quick show tune to NBA reporter Jill Martin while the late Craig Sager applauded him in the background. You could say Victor Oladipo is here to fulfill a prophecy.

Young Nino – “Paper, Steak, & Shrimp” Ft. Pimp C (Video)

Atlanta has something cooking! Check out the new video “Paper, Steak, & Shrimp” by Young Nino featuring Pimp C.

Halfpenny’s “This Is Just Me” is soulful and soothing

By teckzilla Word Is Bond

Halfpenny is a London based collective that draws inspiration from a wide range of genres from jazz, soul, hip-hop and then some. Their newest record “This is just me” is a soulful vibrant jam that showcases the band’s tight instrumentation and engaging arrangement laced with insightful songwriting. Fronted by lead singer Rosalind and rapper Sparx who provide the vocals, the self-assertive themed song hits the bullseye with its melodious performance and alluring backdrop.
The London based collective have played alongside an impressive roster of artists; including Bombay Bicycle Club and Andreya Triana, and have been showcased by BBC
Introducing. Their track record of performing high-octane shows has been highlighted across numerous venues and festivals, both in the UK and abroad.
 
Keep up with  Halfpenny | Soundcloud: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram

By teckzilla Word Is Bond

Halfpenny is a London based collective that draws inspiration from a wide range of genres from jazz, soul, hip-hop and then some. Their newest record “This is just me” is a soulful vibrant jam that showcases the band’s tight instrumentation and engaging arrangement laced with insightful songwriting. Fronted by lead singer Rosalind and rapper Sparx who provide the vocals, the self-assertive themed song hits the bullseye with its melodious performance and alluring backdrop.

The London based collective have played alongside an impressive roster of artists; including Bombay Bicycle Club and Andreya Triana, and have been showcased by BBC
Introducing. Their track record of performing high-octane shows has been highlighted across numerous venues and festivals, both in the UK and abroad.

 

Keep up with  Halfpenny | Soundcloud: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram

Jam Master Jay’s Big Brother, Marvin Thompson, Dead At 63

Here’s some sad news for the hip hop community. Marvin Thompson, the older brother of Run DMC’s Jam Master Jay, has unfortunately passed away at the age of 63. Marvin reportedly died yesterday (11/29) at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina where he suffered complications from sickle cell anemia.

Marvin was a member of Run-DMC’s road crew during the group’s early years, and eventually would go onto launch the Jam Master Jay Foundation for Youth in 2002 following his brother’s tragic death. The foundation provides books to schools and sponsors annual events, donating turkeys on Thanksgiving and toys for kids during the Christmas holidays among other good deeds.

Earlier this year, Marvin had moved to North Carolina to be closer to his mother, following the death of his sister, Bonita Jones, in July. He was 63 years old. R.I.P.

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