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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Top 5 Artists To Look For In Indiana - #1 - Freddie Gibbs (Gary, IN)

#1 - Freddie Gibbs

Signing to Young Jeezy's CTE imprint was just the start of 2011 for Freddie Gibbs and he has been in full swing. The Gary, IN native left for California years ago under a deal with Interscope and has been grinding on the underground scene and receiving acclaim such as XXL Freshmen of the Year in 2010. His music is REAL and street and he refuses to conform to the mainstream which many of his fans appreciate about him. You can be sure that his work ethic and connections will allow him to break through a la Meek Mill in 2011. Be on the lookout for Indiana's #1 ARTIST to LOOK OUT FOR in 2012 - FREDDIE GIBBS.

Top 5 Artists To Look For In Indiana - #2a - Mark Battles (Indianapolis, IN)

#2a - Mark Battles

Mark Battles has gained an ENORMOUS "Wiz Khalifa" type of following nationwide. He is rumored to be signing to YMCMB and has been noticed by industry types such as Jae Millz. His music is based off of his lyrics and he released "Good Morning America" to much acclaim in 2011. (found on datpiff) His viral and social media (#teamflyamerica) is in full gear and this is one of the top artist in Indiana to look out for.

Top 5 Artists To Look For In Indiana - #2b - Dro Man (Indianapolis, IN)

Dro Man is a unique artist in that he combines both "Trap" and "Dance" music to form - "Trance" Music and make his own genre and style of sound. He has one of the largest independent records "Jiggalate" ft. Gucci Mane and has traveled the South to much acclaim garnering support in the Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee markets. His production is handled by music genius "Swift The Gift" and he is something to watch for the next year. He is currently slated to appear on MTV and BET in 2012.

Top 5 Artists To Look For In Indiana - #3 Yung Tone (Indianapolis, IN)

#3 Yung Tone

If you've watched my blog you would know that this guy's music and persona is like none other. He has the production, lyrics and the total package to make it work. His work ethic is solid, his fanbase is growing and the labels have taken notice. The Munki Boi Ent Star is on the cusp of a nationwide breakthrough. With his Rubberband Lingo Vol. 1,2,3 and a new album on the way, and features with Yo Gotti and more, watch for a superstar in the making with this guy.

Top 5 Artists To Look For In Indiana - #4 Certiflyyed (Fort Wayne, IN)

#4 Certiflyyed

Capping off 2011 signing a deal with SONY BMG this group out of Ft. Wayne, IN has catchy hooks and a "Travis Porter" type of energy to their music. They also donned the 106 and Park stage this year and hosted many large parties with celebs in their city. I would NOT SLEEP on this TRIO and definitely not overlook these guys.

Top 5 Artists To Look For In Indiana - #5 Jaecyn Bayne (Indianapolis, IN)

I saw a Top 5 list that did my market NO JUSTICE so I decided to put together my own list of artists to watch for in 2012. This is MY OPINION and I don't care if you don't agree! lol Like Pimp C said, you gon be mad at me for my opinion??? Each has his own lane and this list is in ORDER! With outfurther ado:

5. Jaecyn Bayne

Jaecyn Bayne has been touring the East and West coast with Canibus, Method Man, and many others. He also was featured on Kurupt (Dogg Pound) album "The Academy" and is looking to release his LP "Audio Therapy" in Jan. 2012 w/ records with Fred the Godson and more. His music is "Hip Hop" and his lyrics are very complex and NICE. Be on the lookout.

Super Bowl Time: Mike Epps and Snoop Dogg w/ Friends

Its official, Mike Epps and Snoop Dogg and friends coming to Indianapolis Super Bowl week. Thursday Feb 2nd Conseco Fieldhouse. VIP tickets on sale today at password Ampharris. Get them before the public gets to it.

*NEW JOINT* Freddie Gibbs feat. D-Edge & Hit Screwface (Gary, IN) - I Got Money

I fux with Hit Screwface so it's good to see him on the come up. It's also a good look for Freddie Gibbs coming back to capture some of this Indiana and home market. Check this joint!

*HOT JOINT ALERT* Hectic ft K.G. and Kaz Lil Daddy - Good Life (produced by Kemist) (Indianapolis, IN)

When I first heard this joint being recorded I said "HIT" - I know'em when I hear'em. I swear I got music for DAYS that I could release that the world will probably never hear! This song is 1 EXAMPLE!! S/O Kemist on the Track (Dallas, TX) Hectic and Kaz Lil Daddy projects coming soon! Till then follow em on twitter


This is what a police state looks like: Police clear Occupy camps in Los Angeles, Philly

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Police in Los Angeles and Philadelphia dismantled tents and arrested Occupy protesters who refused to leave city areas early Wednesday.
Los Angeles police moved in at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday (3:30 a.m. ET). About an hour later, the City Hall lawn was cleared and closed for cleanup. About 200 people were arrested in the operation, utilizing some 1,400 officers, said Police Chief Charlie Beck.
Police described the operation as fairly peaceful. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa early Wednesday praised officers' professionalism.
The Los Angeles encampment, which has been in place for some 60 days, had become the largest remaining one after police raided New York's Zuccotti Park on November 15 and dismantled the nearly two-month-old camp.
Los Angeles police dismantle Occupy camp Peaceful eviction of Occupy protesters Cops shoot man near Occupy gathering Rareview: Race matters at Occupy Atlanta
In Philadelphia, CNN affiliate WPVI reported about 40 protesters were arrested following a clash with police.
Authorities evicted members of the Occupy Philadelphia movement just after 1 a.m. ET from Dilworth Plaza, near City Hall. About six people were arrested there, according to WPVI. Other protesters continued marching around the city. Scuffles broke out about 4:40 a.m. after police told protesters to vacate the street, the station reported.
A group of protesters remained across from Dilworth Plaza late into the night, but mounted police cleared the scene, WPVI said.
Four people were injured, the station reported, citing Mayor Michael Nutter. Two police officers sustained minor injuries while making arrests, a third was hurt when taking down a tent and a protester was hurt when a police horse stepped on her foot, Nutter said.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey told WPVI that police will stay at Dilworth Plaza for as long as it takes. Several streets were closed until further notice, the station said.
On Monday, Nutter gave protesters camped at Dilworth Plaza a 48-hour notice to vacate the site, citing a pending construction project.
In Los Angeles, officers in riot gear and armed with batons closed off streets around City Hall, using bullhorns to warn scores of agitated Occupy LA protesters to disperse.
"This has been declared to be an unlawful assembly. You have seven minutes to gather your belongings and decide to leave," one officer said.
During the raid, more than a dozen protesters sat in a tight circle in the middle of the park with their arms linked. Some cried. Some wore masks.
A white police truck drove through the center of the park, announcing orders to disperse in English and Spanish.
Some campers left willingly. One carried a skateboard under one arm and what looked like a rolled-up sleeping bag in the other.
Officers were met with profanity but no violence.
"This is what a police state looks like!" some of the protesters chanted.
Villaraigosa said the police action was "a measured approach to enforcing the park closure."

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

In other NEWS: Rocsi Opens Up About Webbie Incident; Says Rapper’s Sexual Harassment Led To BET Ban

This is a sad situation both ways. I think Webbie should apologize personally and I think Rocsi knows what enviornment and the type of people she's working with. She didn't need to take it to NBC on some Herman Cain type ish.

(AllHipHop News) Rocsi Diaz, co-host of BET’s 106 & Park, discussed a recent incident with Baton Rogue, Louisiana rapper Webbie, who has been banned from the network.
Webbie was permanently banned from the TV network after he appeared on 106 & Park’s “Freestyle Friday” segment in October, to promote his new album Savage Life 3.
While Webbie claimed that the ban was due to Terrence J.’s uncontrollable passion for Rocsi, she flatly dismissed the notion of a romantic link to her co-host and placed the blame squarely upon the rapper and his behavior.
“It’s really sad, the way it was looked upon. I have thick skin, but when you are at your job and somebody sexually harasses you, in a manner that is very vulgar and disgusting, I have no shame of sticking up for myself and telling you that you’re improper right now,” Rocsi told NBC’s Peter Bailey. “I’m at work we’re on a set, there’s children around us. You’re really out of line right now.”
Rocsi admitted she was surprised by some of the support Webbie received after the incident.
But she was in full support of co-host Terrence J., who proclaimed that the Baton Rogue native was banned from the network.
“People should more so applaud a woman sticking up for herself and the people around her for sticking up for herself, than allowing that kind of behavior to happen. I think we allow that behavior to happen too much in our society. It’s ok to speak up ladies and say no i don’t ;ik to be spoken to in that manner.”
Rocsi said that she was a fan of Webbie, since she’s from New Orleans and he’s from Baton Rogue.
But the rapper’s disrespectful conduct on the show was too much and to top it all off, he’s never called and personally apologized. To make matters worse, Webbie has threatened Terrence J. several times since the incident.
“It was really inappropriate, it’s really sad and I just hope that he understands it. There’s never even been an apology, it’s been more of an upsetting incident [to him] because he can’t be on BET.”
Rocsi did say that Webbie’s management called and apologized for the rapper’s behavior.

Damn Boosie: Lil Boosie Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Drug In Prison

I never get the pleasure of seeing another black man behind them walls. SMH. We gon have to keep the "Free Boosie" shirts out for a while though.

Lil Boosie Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Drug In Prison

(AllHipHop News) Lil' Boosie has pleaded guilty to three counts of smuggling drugs into Dixon and Angola prisons.
The rapper, real name Torrance Hatch, was sentenced to eight years in prison.
Boosie pled guilty to three counts of conspiring to bring drugs into a penal institution.
Lil Boosie remains charged with first-degree murder for the death of Terry Boyd.

Monday, November 28, 2011

*NEW VIDEO* - Starlito - "Felt Like Giving Up" (Nashville, TN)

Starlito(@lito615)is going hard right now. Trash Bag Gang music! I fux wit this track tough...everybody can relate. Check it out.

MIXTAPE REVIEW: Tone Goody - Out The Mud - (Broz Up Ent.) Indianapolis, IN

I want to say first that I really was antcipating listening to this mixtape. This is the 1st effort from the Broz Up Ent artist and his growth DURING the process is what amazed me most. With most of the production done by the SUPER PRODUCERS KEAZY and KAZ LIL DADDY, I knew this would come out pretty nice and I was not disappointed. This mixtape is a Trapper's Dream with themes and tales of pill popping, thugging, and more. I would DEFINITELY play this tape back to back and if you need something to ride to, this mixtape would make a good road trip soundtrack because it can go from 1-15. So without further ado, Tone Goody #OTM

Mixtape overall: It didn't start out the best, I would've placed some of the tracks placed in the middle at the beginning. Someone may put it in, give it 5 mins and miss 14 more tracks of HEAT. It gets going with Caution this track is laid back and the chrous really hypnotizes you and places you in the pill laced zone he's creating as a backdrop for the music. Next is the ballad and maybe song of 2012 produced by Kaz Lil Daddy "Pill Man Shawty". I don't even pop pills but after listening to this song I considered a zanie or 2! lol The song also features a stand out verse from Lil Vinnie as well. The tape continues with "Wow" which is also produced by Kaz Lil Daddy and features a sample from "El Dorado Red" - the beat is chopped around the sample nicely and up and comer Boosie Dre appears on this song. The next stand out track is "Everyday" with features from Yung Tone, T-Eazy, and Swoe. It was produced by Keazy Beats and has that definite bang to it. The bass line hits HARD and the mixture of the artist is a nice fit. This song is also a classic in my book. The next song to look out for is "Yes I am" ft Mike E a definite dopeboy classic. The tape continues with the hood anthem "Dirty Money" ft Dro Man. "Break You Off Something" ft T-Eazy and Boosie Dre takes you to the No Limit days and the way they flipped the song was CRAZY! The last song that I really took to on this tape would be 40 Water ft. Joka Slaughta Boi. This song has a nice beat and the hook is CATCHY! Definite banger.

Low Lights: Take me away ft Leamber was a bit disappointing the vocals did not match. "That's all I'm gon say" felt like a filler. The tape quality is also a little low and I felt like the hosting could have been more on point.

Mixtape Rating: 3.5 out of 5 bands

Uh Oh - British Citizens Warned of Riots as Euro Near Collapse

MINA Breaking News - British Citizens Warned of Riots as Euro Near Collapse

British Citizens Warned of Riots as Euro Near Collapse
Saturday, 26 November 2011
As the Italian government struggled to borrow and Spain considered seeking an international bail-out, British ministers privately warned that the break-up of the euro, once almost unthinkable, is now increasingly plausible.

Diplomats are preparing to help Britons abroad through a banking collapse and even riots arising from the debt crisis.

The UK Treasury confirmed earlier this month that contingency planning for a collapse is now under way.

A senior minister has now revealed the extent of the Government’s concern, saying that Britain is now planning on the basis that a euro collapse is now just a matter of time.

“It’s in our interests that they keep playing for time because that gives us more time to prepare,” the minister told UK media.

The Financial Services Authority this week issued a public warning to British banks to bolster their contingency plans for the break-up of the single currency.

Some economists believe that at worst, the outright collapse of the euro could reduce GDP in its member-states by up to half and trigger mass unemployment.

Analysts at UBS, an investment bank earlier this year warned that the most extreme consequences of a break-up include risks to basic property rights and the threat of civil disorder.

“When the unemployment consequences are factored in, it is virtually impossible to consider a break-up scenario without some serious social consequences,” UBS said.

SAY WHAT?????? - New Law: US Military Can Arrest Americans Without Charge Or Trial

MINA Breaking News - New Law: US Military Can Arrest Americans Without Charge Or Trial

It started with the Patriot Act, then the Airports, however the new law that's being put in the works would make even North Korea's Kim Jong Il jealous.

The US. Senate is set to vote on a bill today that would define the whole of the United States as a “battlefield” and allow the U.S. Military to arrest American citizens in their own back yard without charge or trial.

“The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. The power is so broad that even U.S. citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even within the United States itself,” writes Chris Anders of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office.

Under the ‘worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial’ provision of S.1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill, which is set to be up for a vote on the Senate floor this week, the legislation will “basically say in law for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who supports the bill.

The bill was drafted in secret by US. Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), before being passed in a closed-door committee meeting without any kind of hearing. The language appears in sections 1031 and 1032 of the NDAA bill.

“I would also point out that these provisions raise serious questions as to who we are as a society and what our Constitution seeks to protect,” Colorado Senator Mark Udall said in a speech last week. One section of these provisions, section 1031, would be interpreted as allowing the military to capture and indefinitely detain American citizens on U.S. soil. Section 1031 essentially repeals the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 by authorizing the U.S. military to perform law enforcement functions on American soil. That alone should alarm my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, but there are other problems with these provisions that must be resolved.”

This means Americans could be declared domestic terrorists and thrown in a military brig with no recourse whatsoever. Given that the Department of Homeland Security has characterized behavior such as buying gold, owning guns, using a watch or binoculars, donating to charity, using the telephone or email to find information, using cash, and all manner of mundane behaviors as potential indicators of domestic terrorism, such a provision would be wide open to abuse.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

*New Mixtape* - GB the Flyboi - DJ Scream - (Indianapolis, IN)

Look for the review coming soon!!!!! Just dropped today!

Throwback: Cypher 3 - Young Pheddi, Mtu, Yella Boy (Indianapolis, IN)

A Cypher I hosted awhile back - I haven't seen anything like this outta my market since! These 3 artists could've held their own in a BET cypher. Agree or disagree?

*INDIE ARTIST ALERT* - Childish Gambino - Freaks and Geeks (DeKalb, GA)

Just came across this dude (I've been doing that a lot lately) and his name is Childish Gambino - NEVER heard of him before today, but this video has 5 MILLION views! Where are these people coming from!!!! Anywho, he sold 51k his first week (this week) so he's got fans. With Mac Miller selling 181k in the 1st week and him DOUBLING Webbie's output, I have to ask. Are hip hop fans looking for something NEW (other than "down south" rap?)

Video: N.O.R.E. ft. Pusha T & Meek Mill – Scared Money

N.O.R.E. - Meek Mill - and Pusha T - EAST COAST RAP IS BACK!! I LOVE IT!!!!

N.O.R.E ft. Pusha T & Meek Mill - Scared Money from TNYCinema on Vimeo.

The Numbers are IN: Webbie 26k in the first week

I believe 22k of those were reported sold in Indianapolis, IN (I keeed I keeed) but damn - 26k? I really didn't see the type of promo or single out there that could push this album but it is what it is. Does that mean Lil Phat will be releasing an album now to recoup?? I'm not a Webbie fan but his fans better start buying albums 2 at a time if he wants to keep rapping. It's a COLD GAME.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Bigga Rankin (Hittmenn/Cool Running DJs) fux wit ME the long way....

Just a thought while I was talking to you all about relationships in the music business and here is a person that I respect and have a GREAT relationship with. He's damn near my mentor in this business. Bigga Rankin is VP at CTE among other things but he's most know for being the realist nigga in it as far as DJs go. Real Nigga Radio STAND UP! #Salute Build relationships in this business and you will last a lot longer. #CHUUCH

GIVE BACK: Master P giving away free Turkeys in Baton Rouge, LA

I fux wit P and his new mixtape TMZ took me back to the old P. It's good to see him showing love to the community - he has done a lot in business and for our people in that regard. So #salute

Go check the mixtape too! It's the OLD P!

Republican Rick Perry signs WHAT????

UMMMM.........WTF????? Where is Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton!!!!!???? lol

Language in the original document, put out in July, sparked some controversy.

Its preamble asserted that African-American children, who were born into slavery, were better off than today's black children. The group later removed that language.

Uh Oh: Clashes erupt in Egypt ahead of 'million man' event

I feel like everybody fights for their freedom that we ALL take for granted. Ok, so we have the "Occupy Movement" but I've seen club flyers talllum bout "Occupy Club So and So". Joke. Americans are the only people in the "civilized world" who are so comfortable and "secure" that they could give a f*ck less if they are free or otherwise. And by the way for those of you that don't know.... 1% owns 98% of the wealth in this country - which leaves the 99% of the population with what???? Yep 2% of the wealth to survive. That's the hook "We are the 99%"

Cairo (CNN) -- Fresh violence broke out near Cairo's Tahrir Square Tuesday, a day after Egypt's Cabinet attempted to resign, submitting a resignation to the nation's military-led government.
For several hours, protesters hurled stones at police and chanted, calling for the downfall of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces, which started running the country after protesters ousted former President Hosni Mubarak in February. Demonstrators apparently tried to defend Tahrir Square as they faced off with police on a connecting street.
Egyptian police responded with tear gas and rubber bullets, forcing protesters to retreat briefly before they returned with renewed intensity. Violence also spread to other parts of Egypt.
Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, head of Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, will address the nation Tuesday, according to Egyptian state broadcaster Al Masriya. The latest report contradicted an earlier one saying he would speak "shortly."
After Mubarak's fall, military leaders took control with the promise that eventually a civilian government would be elected and take over.
Military leaders still say they will hand over power to a new government when one is elected. Though parliamentary elections are set to take place November 28, a complex electoral process follows, and presidential elections could be a year away.


*HOT MIXTAPE ALERT* - Starlito and Don Trip - Stepbrothers (Tennessee)

Gave this mixtape a listen from two of Tennessee's top up and coming artists. I was impressed and needless to say it's still in my deck. This is Stop Beefin Start Eatin at it's finest. Two artists from the same market collabing to build their fanbases - CROSS-MARKETING - what a GREAT CONCEPT! lol (excuse my sarcasam but a lot of people don't get the idea)

THROWBACK: Tha Joker ft Future - Blow It All (Figvrati Films) (Jackson, MS)

Just checking up on my guy Joker and wanted to give yall some background on him. Dude is SERIOUS and his NUMBERS DON'T LIE. He has the highest views of any unsigned artist in AMERICA.

Monday, November 21, 2011

*HOT MUSIC* - Rain On You - Jay Mcneil ft Lil Chuckee (YMCMB)

This post is a testament to relationships going a long way in the music business. I've never heard of Jay Mcneil but I know his mgr. (I think) Wayne. I fux with Wayne. Song posted and promoted. #thatisall - Shout out Indianapolis making moves though, hope this collab is a good one!

Why a music industry distribution deal means ZERO

Why a music industry distribution deal means ZERO

*EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW* - Starlito, Dro Man, and Joker Too Cold

I caught up w/ Dro Man, Starlito, and Joka in Jackson, MS - they were shooting a video - take a look at the future of hip hop. @dromanmusic @lito615 @jokertoocold WATCH "OFFICIAL" shotgun a beer too! 2 seconds for 12 oz. no sh*T!!lol S/O

Comedy: Mike Epps presents "Baseballs" ft Mr Wesside and OG BLACK

Check my homie Eddie Caine as Mr. Wesside in this Mike Epps production. A lot of people don't know but I CREATED Baby Knuckles :) S/O Elite Media - THIS IS HILARIOUS!!

Riddles Feat. Lil Scooty, Nappyville & S. Colli - Work It Overtime Remix (Indianapolis, IN)

Riddles is a talented dude out of Indianapolis, IN - got a couple of the market's better artists on this joint! I fux wit it!!! EXCLUSIVE sh*t!!

Rick Ross and Drake working on a new mixtape together

Rick Ross is working on a full mixtape with Drake. The told MTV RapFIX:
“You know, it’s official, the music is most definitely official. But you know, me being a boss, I’m trying to find a way that we could put that on the shelves for the world, baby. But it’s most definitely official. You know, Drake, I consider him a part of the fam. It’s not just the music,” he said. “We stay in the studio, we stay on Skype.”

CJ Platinum - Going Platinum (Cleveland, OH)

Bring you my homey from Cleveland, OH new single. Yall might know him from "Zone Money" fame - S/O to HUSH_MONEY MGMT! Hit him on twitter @cj_hushmoney

NEVER give up: On the college gridiron, grandad lives a dream, offers a lesson

Montgomery, Alabama (CNN) -- Barring one photo on his desk, Alan Moore's dorm room looks like most others.
Sparsely furnished and 12-by-15 feet, it has cinder block walls and a sole window overlooking the Faulkner University campus. Three pairs of jeans hang from the back of the door near a cooler of soft drinks. A half roll of athletic tape straps a 13-inch TV to the foot of the bed.
On a recent afternoon after class, the place smells like air freshener, perhaps in anticipation of yet another reporter's arrival. A practice football uniform sits crumpled on a chair in the corner. There are no dartboards on the wall, no supermodel posters, no rock 'n' roll icons -- only a Faulkner football schedule.
On Moore's desk, cluttered with pens, paper, a calculator, Bible, thesaurus and a bottle of Advil, the framed photo stands out: It shows a padded-up Moore alongside his five grandkids.
At 61, Moore may seem like an odd fixture on campus, but in many ways, he fits right in. He came here to go to school, to play football.
He's also teaching his teammates that dreams shouldn't die.
The junior kicker wears a rigid, black, square-toed shoe. Across the top are block letters spelling "BELIEVE."


Mixtape Review: Yung Tone - Rubberband Lingo 3 - Mixed by DJ Reddy Rock

Here is my mixtape review segement - just wanted to start it off one of the top artists in my market Indianapolis, IN Yung Tone. Yung Tone is an artist from the popular indie label Munki Boi Ent (of "On My Momma" fame) and has released his 4th mixtape in time for the holidays. "I'm Here Now" and Rubberband Lingo Vol. 1 & 2 have built his following and many expect him to break out in the mainstream before the end of 1st quarter 2012. Without further ado.....

Overall Mixtape: I personally think the mixtape is VERY well rounded and easy to listen too. After the first listen, you definitely want to go back to the tape and listen to the songs over again. Most of production has been handled by Swiff tha Gift, D Golder and many others. The first thing I realized was the number of features on the tape. Tone has reached out to many of the artists in the market and it shows on the diversity in the songs. The first highlight of the tape is the collaboration "My Trap Boom" - featuring Vinnie, Goldie P and Swoe. The beat is on point and the hook written by Goldie P catches you right away. Swoe's feature is memorable and this is definitely a track to put on rewind. The mixtape does not let you rest as the next couple of songs take you into the collaboration with label mate G Fresh and Yo Gotti. 448, 1008 grams is a GREAT song (again produced by Swiff The Gift) and creates the Memphis/Indianapolis Midwest connection. The very next song "On A Pole" - ft Rell is a definitely a strip club anthem and ladies are going to love this track! The next track that catches your attention is 365 Dope Grind ft Dro Man and G Fresh - Dro Man spits a memorable bar on his feature "I-65 down 465 trying to get my $ up and buy a 745". The remix to the song "Maxie" has also been included with updated features from Yella, Dro Man, G Fresh, Tone Goody. The tape keeps you captivated with songs like "Still Taxin", Real Nigga, Ima Get Paid ft Mike E, and ends with the switch up in feel with "Feel Good" ft Golder. Low moments include "She bad" which could have been left off the tape. Overall, I am very pleased with the mixtape and how it was put together. DJ Reddy Rock does a good job of mixing drops and other beats at the right time and there is not too much yelling, etc. Definitely a banger for the end of 2011.

I give this mixtape: 3 1/2 out of 5 Bands

Mixtape link coming soon!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

My Interview w/ Twista for Ballers Choice

Caught up with Twista on his tour bus in Columbus, IN and we talked about his label GMG - Yep, I'll be bringing you exclusives ONLY!

Hood Funny Episode 3 "" (I'll Beat Yo Ass Son!)

Comedy Skit: Baby Knuckles

Meek Mill ft TI, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Birdman, Swizz Beatz, and DJ Khaled - I'm A Boss Remix

I Fux with Meek and I don't care if this is a couple days old! I LOVE THIS SONG! T.I. > errrbody on this joint!!! Birdman went in too though!!! Props!

Young Jeezy ft Andre 3000 and Jay-Z "I Do" (NO DJ)


Aides: 'Super Committee' likely to announce failure to reach debt deal

We're F*CKED!!

Washington (CNN) -- Members of the "super committee" charged with coming up with $1.2 trillion in budget cuts are focused on how to announce failure to reach a deal, Democratic and Republican aides confirmed to CNN Sunday.
While aides said no final decision had been made, they acknowledged that -- barring an unforeseen development -- an announcement of an end to negotiations is the most likely scenario.
Talks on trying to reach a deficit reduction agreement are essentially over and discussions are focused on a Monday announcement, a senior Democratic aide said.
Another senior Democratic source said, "No decisions or agreement has been reached concerning any announcement or how this will end. But, yes, the likely outcome is no agreement will be reached." A Republican aide said, "I don't think they've decided when they will do it."


*HOT MUSIC* - HML (Hit my Line) - Kaz Lil Daddy ft Dro Man and Keezy

This is off the upcoming mixtape mixed by DJ Champ - Twitter After Dark with @Dromanmusic - This man @Kazlildaddy is a GENIUS with music and I call him the "Quincy Jones of the Midwest" - his talent > 99% of most rappers/singers. Must shout out Keezy aka Erica Kay - she's dope and can write better than most females. GREAT SONG! PUSH PLAY!!

Soul Grits - Man in the Arena

I live by this quote and I think this should be shared with every small kid in the world. Sh*t is real. Without further ado "Man in the Arena"

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Shawn Taylor - Random Thoughts (Richmond, VA)

I grew up with this dude, like literally knee high with this dude. He sent me over this new video and I had to share this with my audience. This is some smooth grown man sh*t - A ride and blow joint, beat is on point and so is the flow. Hit Play.

**HOT ARTIST ALERT** @Hopsin - Sag My Pants (Southern California)

When I ran across this dude I can't lie I looked at him and said Oh Great...another rapper lol (in the words of @lil_skypp317) But this dude Hopsin (Southern California) is ILL and if I had a MILLION $ to sign him I would. RIGHT NOW. He does sound like the black eminem and that'll be the knock on him but you can't deny what he's sayin and how ill it sounds. Get up on him NOW!

B.O.B. video interview COMING SOON!!

Met up with my guy B.O.B. in New Orleans over the weekend! Interview with him coming soon! Till then check his new single "Strange Clouds ft Lil Wayne" and also some footage WE got of his show in Club Crucial in 2009 - yeah we been on Bobby Ray!!!

Dro Man - Post Road ft Boosie Dre and T-Eazy (Indianapolis, IN)



*New Video* Richie Stacks - Richie Stack Money (St. Louis, MO)

These are my BROTHERS out in STL - when I first met them in Los Angeles, CA we clicked up and they been cool ever since. S/O to Shottie, County Brown, Adam Murphy (Midwestmixtapes) and the crew! I fux with them HEAVY!

Asher Roth signs to Def Jam

I was the FIRST person to give him an industry "interview" - seems like he's doing pretty well, we was over there with SRC and Steve Rifkind. I still love the Roth Boys joint though.

Herman Cain: 21 Things You Don’t Know About Him

"The Hermanator"

Herman Cain: 21 Things You Don’t Know About Him

Cell Phones a Front for China Spying

Damn Damn Damn.

Machine Gun Kelly Goes NUTZ in Champaign, IL

I love to watch this guy perform! He is BEAST MODE! Upcoming artists could take a lesson! Yeah B*TCH call me STEVE-O!!!

Pill Man Shawty - Tone Goody ft Kaz Lil Daddy and Lil Vinnie (Indianapolis, IN)

Had to share my favorite song of the moment from Broz Up Ent artist Tone Goody - Just released his mixtape #OuttheMud - on datpiff NOW! Check it out!

New Orleans promo run with THC MUSIK