Yelawolf brings a little something different to the hip-hop game with Looking for Alien Love. Check out his space age rap.
July 31, 2010 Leave a comment
July 31, 2010 7 Comments
Long before Clive Calder built Jive Records into the pop music juggernaut that featured Britney Spears, Nsync, The Backstreet Boys, R. Kelly and Justin Timberlake, and which sold for $2.74 BILLION, the label was the home to some of the most important acts in hip-hop. These artists achieved both commercial and critical success and some went on to be among the biggest icons in all of entertainment (like Will Smith…). In fact, in the 80′s and early 90′s Jive put it down so hard in hip-hop and R&B it seems almost inconceivable they would eventually morph into the most successful pop music label of all time. All of it is a tribute to the musical genius of Clive Calder. Here are just SOME of the artists that make Jive Records the 11th most important hip-hop record label of all time.
Freaks Come Out at Night – Whodini
P.S.K. - Schooly D
Wild Wild West – Kool Moe Dee
Freaky Tales – Too Short
My Philosopy – Boogie Down Productions
Check the Rhyme – A Tribe Called Quest
Summertime – DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince
Trigga Gots No Heart – Spice 1
93 til Infinity – Souls of Mischief
The Most Beautifullest Thing in this World – Keith Murray
Touched – UGK
Rapper’s Ball- E-40
Previously: #20 Rakwus Records, #19 Loud Records, #18 Select Records, #17 Rap-A-Lot Records, #16 No Limit Records, #15 Sleeping Bag Records, #14 Uptown Records, #13 Ruffhouse Records, #12 Cold Chillin’ Records
July 30, 2010 1 Comment
One reason could be that he spits for 2 straight minutes. It would have been his song if they kept it. Click here to download.
Boi 1da supplies the track on this one. Click here to download.
Click here to download. Tracklist below:
1. Dollar$ 4 Dope (Intro) (Produced by Rome)
2. Face Down (Produced by Develop)
3. National Anthem (Fuck The World) (Produced by L.A. Riot Music) | Music Video
4. Born 2 Roll
5. Str8 Killa No Filla ft. Big Kill (Produced by Block Bettaz)
6. In My Hood ft. L.E.P. Bogus Boys (Produced by Finger Roll)
7. Rep 2 Tha Fullest ft. Jay Rock (Prod. by DJ Burn One & B Flat Trax)
9. Live By The Game (Produced by Block Bettaz)
10. Serve Or Get Served (Interlude) (Produced by Statik Selektah)
11. P.S.A. (Pussy So Amazin’) (Produced by DJ Burn One)
12. Personal OG (Produced by Block Bettaz)
13. Best Friend (Produced by Speakerbomb)
14. Do Wrong ft. Pill (Produced by Koncept)
15. My City ft. V.P. & D-Edge
16. Crushin’ Feelin’s (Produced by Statik Selektah)
17. Goon Shit ft. Sick Jacken & Planet Asia (Prod. by Josh The Goon)
18. The Ghetto | Music Video
19. Rock Bottom ft. Bun B (Produced by K-Salaam & Beatnick)
20. 4681 Broadway (Prod. by L.A. Riot Music)
21. Slangin’ Rocks (Produced by Speakerbomb)
July 30, 2010 9 Comments
#12 Cold Chillin’ Records
Many people say the golden age of hip-hop was in the late 80′s and early 90′s. If you fall into that category, there’s no doubt Cold Chillin’ Records featured some of your favorite artists of all time (in any genre). Cold Chillin’ also has the unfortunate legacy of playing a vital role in one of rap’s first major beefs between 2 artists repping different regions. Many of Cold Chillin’s artists hailed from Queens, including MC Shan who became embroiled in a war with KRS-ONE who was from the Bronx. Fortunately, beef was resolved on wax back then but the war and resultant battle records that would come from the conflict between MC Shan’s Juice Crew and KRS’ Boogie Down Productions would span a few years before fading away. Those wars would be a harbinger for far worse things to come in hip-hop, but more on that later. For now, revel in the glory that was Cold Chillin’ Records.
The Bridge - MC Shan
R.A.W. – Big Daddy Kane
Nobody Beats the Biz – Biz Markie
Streets of New York – Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
Me and the Biz – Master Ace
The Symphony – Marley Marl
July 30, 2010 9 Comments
#13 Ruffhouse Records
Ruffhouse Records is another one of those record labels where few outside the music industry knew the label, but EVERYBODY knew its artists. Ruffhouse was founded in 1989 by Chris Schwartz and Joe “The Butcher” Nicolo who got his nickname due to his skills at chopping up tracks. Even before he helped found the label, Nicolo showed his chops by working with legends like DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. It was with them that he won his first Grammy. It would be the first of many. In fact, one of Ruffhouses releases would go on to garner five Grammys by itself. Though Ruffhouse is long gone as a label, its legacy lives on through its artists.
July 28, 2010 Leave a comment
Much has been written and discussed about the movie Inception (a must see if you haven’t already–but go ready to focus intensely for a 2.5 hour period). Many people have different theories about the “meaning” of the movie. In “reality,” we may never know what was fully in director Christopher Nolan’s head, but that’s part of what makes the film so meaningful to people. Regardless of what you believe, click here for a very compelling interpretation.