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August 19, 2010

Birdman Compares Lil Wayne to Michael Jackson (XXLmag)

Cash Money Records CEO Bryan “Baby” Williams is a winner. The New Orleans entrepreneur founded his now-ubiquitous record label in 1991 locally, then took it to Universal Music Group in 1998 and signed a $30-million deal with them. The label has since gone through key lineup changes, most notably when Juvenile (Cash Money’s former flagship artist) left the label in 2001. After all the ups and downs, it was Lil Wayne who emerged as the face of CM in the new millennium thanks to the success of his Tha Carter album trilogy.

Even with Wayne currently serving a jail bid for gun possession, Cash Money, which also houses Weezy’s Young Money brand, is thriving thanks to its diverse and extensive roster. Of course there’s Drake and Nicki Minaj, as well as non-rapping stars like Kevin Rudolph and Jay Sean, who all keep the label at the forefront. Then, there’s Birdman himself, who last year released his forth solo album, Pricele$$. caught up with the No. 1 Stunna to talk about his success, Cash Money’s expansion and Lil Wayne’s anticipated release from prison.

XXL:  It seems like you never stop working or putting out music. What’s in the works for Cash Money?

Shit, we workin’. We got Tyga’s album. We workin’ on Bow Wow’s album, Brisco’s album, Nicki’s album, Wayne’s album, my album, Jay Sean’s album… A few movies in the works. Just grindin’, bruh. I love the challenge of doin’ music. We wanna be the best that ever did it and do the most. We got the opportunity and I promise you we’re gonna go hard as fuck like we ain’t got a dollar.

XXL: When you think about it, it’s kinda crazy how Cash Money outlasted all the other labels that y’all came into the game with. Labels like, Ruff Ryders, No Limit and Roc-A-Fella.

Video: John Legend & The Roots – Wake Up Everybody Feat. Common & Melanie Fiona

 The album Wake Up! will hit stores September 21st.

Video: Capone-N-Noreaga – Hood Pride (Feat. Faith Evans)

The War Report 2 is out now.
57th Ave

August 18, 2010

Video: Big Sean – Supa Dupa

Eminem’s Recovery Goes Double Platinum

Eminem returned to number 1 on the Billboard 200 again after selling another 133,000 copies in its 8th week on the charts. That takes his total to an astonishing 2,113,000. Congrats to Em for hitting double platinum in just about 2 months. In this day and age, that’s highly commendable.
Just for interest, Fat Joe sold 2,400 copies this week and dropped to No.192. Next week, he’ll be out of the charts. Wow.

J. Cole - It Wont Be Long

Download - It Wont Be Long

RL feat - Girl Like Her Lil Wayne

Big Sean - I Go Hard (Feat. Pat Piff) x What I Do

Download - What I Do

Some New jAmz

Download - K Sparks - Magic

Raekwon - About Me (Remix) (Feat. Game)

Video : Teflon Don Vlog: Rick Ross "Rozay Everyday"

Video :Kafani - She Ready Now (Trailer)

Video :Trey Songz - Bottoms Up (feat. Nicki Minaj

Video: Snoop Dogg – Luv Drunk (Feat. The-Dream)

Off his Malice N Wonderland album. No Dream.

August 17, 2010

T.I.’s King Uncaged Pushed Back Again

Before hitting the stage at the AXE event, Tip told Rap-Up that he has decided to push back King Uncaged again from its September 28th release date. Here’s the reasoning:
“I pushed the album back so I can completely focus my attention to the rollout and release of this film Takers,” he said. “I feel it wouldn’t be fair to the film or the album if I was splitting my attention span amongst the two, so I hit pause on the album to completely focus my attention to rolling out this here film. And once we prayerfully debut No. 1—25-plus, 20-plus million—then after those bottles have been popped and that celebration has been underway, I will completely resubmerge myself back into the music fully on album mode.”
Actually, I predicted this at least a week ago. This is bound to happen when your poppy lead single with Keri Hilson fails to take off like you expect it to. Jeezy might be next.

Video: Los – Power (Remix)

J. Cole – Blow Up (Live At Highline Ballroom)

J. Cole was one of the guests that Wale called for his Rapradar sponsored show at the Highline Ballroom in NYC last night. 

Video: Curren$y - Twistin’ Stank

Pilot Talk is in stores now.

Bilal - Restart

Off the upcoming album Airtight’s Revenge coming out on September 14th. 

Download – Restart
Props to YK2D

Video: Nipsey Hussle – Change Tomorrow

Pharoahe Monch’s – W.A.R. (Tracklist)

The track list for Pharoahe Monch’s third solo album W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) has been revealed by HHDX. It is set to release on October 26th via Duck Down Records.
1. Intro – Skit (feat. Idris Elba)
2. Evolve
3. W.A.R. (feat. Vernon Reid)
4. Clap
5. The Hitman
6. Black Hand Side (feat. Styles P & Phonte (of Little Brother))
7. Let My People Go
8. Shine (feat. Mela Machinko)
9. Haile Selassie Karate (feat. Denaun Porter)
10. Assassins (feat. Jean Grae & Royce Da 5’9”)
11. Illusions
12. Mama’s Boy
13. Still Standing (feat. Jill Scott)

Video: New Boyz – Break My Bank feat. IYAZ

New Album Too Cool To Care in stores soon! Buy Break My Bank now on iTunes

Some New jAmz

Download - Ne-Yo - One Life

video : Shawty Lo - Tunnel Vision

video : Shun Hendrix - What Is It feat. Lil Twist

VIDEO: Bei Maejor - She Was Broken Love Story


VIDEO: P. Reign - In My Hood

August 16, 2010

Video: The Boondocks – It’s Goin Down (S03E15) [Season Finale]

Video: Lil Wayne on Tim Westwood TV Ep. 3

Spotted @ Miss Info’s

J. Cole Previews New Track On UStream

Jermaine did a ‘baby ustream’ session live from the Phoenix airport last night. He didn’t reveal much but he did preview a new tune at the 16:40 mark for the kind fans tuning in. Sounds good.
Sidebar: Interview with Nelly on St. Louis’ Hot 104.1. Says Jay-Z is likely to be the only guest on the album.

Mixtape: Perajok & Kanye West Presents: G.O.O.D. Ass Mixtape

As promised Perajok delivers us the official and finalized G.O.O.D. Music mixtape titled “G.O.O.D. Ass Mixtape.” With features from 90% of the G.O.O.D. Music crew this is a tape you definitely don’t want to skip out on. My personal favorite on here would have to be CuDi’s “Mr. Rager.” Just thought I would give you guys a track to lookout for. Enough talk already, hit the jump and get to downloading.Via kenewest

Marsha Ambrosius - Hope She Cheats On You (With A Basketball Player) [Main|Instrumental]

Official 1st single from the six-time Grammy nominee Marsha Angelique Ambrosius upcoming album "Late Nights & Early Mornings". 

Produced by Canei Finch & Marsha Ambrosius.Thx to Ek Ek

Cassidy - Show Out (Remix)

Download - Show Out (Remix)

Video: Jay Sean – 2012 (It Ain’t The End) Feat. Nicki Minaj

Video: Lloyd Banks - Any Girl (feat. Lloyd)

Bertell - Don't You Worry

Goin' Hard's New Single and Produced by B. Cox

Download - Don't You Worry

Nicki Minaj - Ice Cream Man

Download - Ice Cream Man

Young Jeezy - In Da Wall x Powder

Download - In Da Wall