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I Wanna Be A Rapper…

August 18, 2008 1 comment

…or a producer, or hip hopper, or whatever we they’re calling themselves these days. Forbes compiled it annual list of the biggest earners, or Kash Kings and they call it, and its a pretty impressive list. No real newcomers this years, but its a who’s who of the rap game.  Fif, JAy, ‘Ye, Dre, Em, Pharrell and the other usuals… Its crazy to think that when I was a shorty my pops would tell me that its just temporary and no one will be listening to rap music 20 years from now… well its 15 years a few years later and “rap” music is selling everything from Kotex to Crunk. From television and movies, to computers and iphones to everything sports related, the urban music scene is up and down Madison Avenue. Trend setters, moguls of all mediums, and even philanthropy and political activism, i love it!

a little more fun too! the hip hop homes for sale, you know if you have a loose $6-15m hanging around in your couch!

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Tell Jay to save some for the rest of us

August 14, 2008 Leave a comment

Jig is almost starting to get on my nerves!!! The report is that he is about to sell half of 40/40 to the Las Vegas Sands Corp for $44m. They want to make it the biggest sports book in LV. I like it… if Jay isn’t careful he is about to start treading on that Bing Crosby territory, if you dont know, check it out, dude had dough.

… and in other news, ‘Ye will be producing most of the Blueprint 3.. Check out the first single, Jockin’ Jay Z. Love it!

Throwback performance

February 6, 2008 Leave a comment

I just have to get that John Mayer/Borat picture off the front of this blog. Its a long one but its a great clip from last years Grammy’s, a performance with Corinne Bailey Rae and John Legend. Quite a medley, each performs backup support for each other and each one of them gets off. John’s guitar solo at the end is ill.

No. 1

December 6, 2007 Leave a comment

Number 1

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Smash hit

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Off the charts

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Classic

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The Grammy announcements came out today and Kanye was at the top with 8 noms. Smoked out Amy Winehouse got 6 to lead the females in nominations. I have a feeling that this is going to be a big day for ‘Ye, and he is going to do something major for his recently passed moms. The major categories run down like this:

Album of the Year
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, Foo Fighters
These Days, Vince Gill
River: The Joni Letters, Herbie Hancock
Graduation, Kanye West
Back to Black, Amy Winehouse

Record of the Year
• “Irreplaceable,” Beyoncé
• “The Pretender,” Foo Fighters
• “Umbrella,” Rihanna (featuring Jay-Z)
• “What Goes Around . . . Comes Around,” Justin Timberlake
• “Rehab,” Amy Winehouse

Song of the Year
• “Before He Cheats,” John Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
• “Hey There Delilah,” Tom Higgenson, songwriters (Plain White T’s)
• “Like A Star,” Corinne Bailey Rae, songwriter (Corinne Bailey Rae)
• “Rehab,” Amy Winehouse
• “Umbrella,” Shawn Carter, Kuk Harrell, Terius “Dream” Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z)

Best New Artist
• Feist
• Ledisi
• Paramore
• Taylor Swift
• Amy Winehouse

Pop Vocal Album
Lost Highway, Bon Jovi
The Reminder, Feist
It Won’t Be Soon Before Long, Maroon 5
Memory Almost Full, Paul McCartney
Back To Black, Amy Winehouse

Rap Album
Finding Forever, Common
Kingdom Come, Jay-Z
Hip Hop Is Dead, Nas
T.I. vs T.I.P., T.I.
Graduation, Kanye West

Rock Album
Daughtry, Daughtry
Revival, John Fogerty
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, Foo Fighters
Magic, Bruce Springsteen
Sky Blue Sky, Wilco

Country Album
Long Trip Alone, Dierks Bentley
These Days, Vince Gill
Let It Go, Tim McGraw
5th Gear, Brad Paisley
It Just Comes Natural, George Strait

Contemporary R&B Album
Konvicted, Akon
Just Like You, Keyshia Cole
Fantasia, Fantasia
East Side Story, Emily King
Because Of You, Ne-Yo