Tracklist and download link after the jump
1. (00:00:29) Mistah F.A.B. - DJ Scream Intro
2. (00:03:07) Mistah F.A.B. - The Grind
3. (00:03:36) Mistah F.A.B. Feat. Kevin Ray - 25/8
4. (00:02:48) Mistah F.A.B. - Heaven Knows
5. (00:03:36) Mistah F.A.B. - Dont Know My Pain
6. (00:00:48) Mistah F.A.B. - I Do This Interlude
7. (00:04:20) Mistah F.A.B. Feat. Bun B, Chamillionaire & Paul Wall - 2MPH
8. (00:03:41) Mistah F.A.B. - Black Shades
9. (00:04:09) Mistah F.A.B. - Get Up On Yo's
10. (00:04:18) Mistah F.A.B. Feat. Nil Da Gift - Peanut Butta
11. (00:03:48) Mistah F.A.B. - Its Ok
12. (00:00:20) Mistah F.A.B. - Get On Your Grind Interlude
13. (00:03:53) Mistah F.A.B. - Hit Me On Twitter
14. (00:03:02) Mistah F.A.B. Feat. Matt Blaque - See Your Smile
15. (00:03:55) Mistah F.A.B. - No 420
16. (00:02:49) Mistah F.A.B. - I Do It Fo
17. (00:01:16) Mistah F.A.B. - Outro & Shouts
18. (00:04:06) Mistah F.A.B. Feat. Jennifer Johns - My Life
19. (00:03:35) Mistah F.A.B. Feat. J Stalin & Shady Nate - In The Courtroom
20. (00:04:16) Mistah F.A.B. - They Luv Me
21. (00:03:37) Mistah F.A.B. - You Got The Juice Now
Jul 11, 2009
'Mega indirectly apologizes for being a snitch. By concealing his "Apology" as a letter to the youth, But with lines like ' I apologize for leading you the wrong way...." Sounds like he's trying to get back in the Kings court
So if Jimmy can make up with Mase, and Cam can make up with Mase, Can a Jimmy and Cam make up be far behind? (pause)
Harlem on the Rise?!?! (pause)
A couple of things strike me about this track:
Mase is serious about this comeback thing.
Kid Rossy is a horible name.
Cam and Mase are HORSE & CARRIAGE-ing again
and Mase still dosent cuss.
Spotted at NR via Missinfo
Jul 10, 2009
Jacob Arabov, also known as Jacob The Jeweler, recently forfeited $2 million in illegal funds, as a part of a plea deal for a lesser prison sentence for laundering drug money.
Jacob was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison last June after pleading guilty in October 2007 to falsifying records and giving false statements, in connection with a multi-state drug ring known as the Black Mafia Family (BMF). He allegedly helped launder around $270 million in drug profits for the criminal organization.
Under law, drug forfeiture money appropriated by authorities can only be disbursed and used by law enforcement agencies. Seven law enforcement agencies in Michigan will be splitting $1.6 million of the seized cash, according to the Chicago Tribute.
$267,200 was given to police in Detroit, Birmingham, Grosse Ile, Livonia, and the Livingston County Sheriff's Department, while River Rouge received $196,800, and Waterford Township's share is $67,200.
The federal government kept the remaining balance.
Jacob was arrested in 2006 at his Manhattan jewelry shop, after being accused of conspiring to launder cash for the BMF.
The investigation into the criminal organization went on for more than seven years. The end result was indictments being handed down on Arabov and at least 41 other people, including its founders Demetrius "Meech" Flenory and Terry "Southwest P" Flenory.
Jacob was slated to begin serving his sentence in January.
The jeweler was popular in the world of entertainment, providing custom jewelry for the likes of Diddy, 50 Cent, several NBA stars, and other celebs such as Sir Elton John, Bono, and Rudy Giuliani.
Jul 9, 2009
Jay-Z, Diddy and Kanye West topped Forbes’s annual list of hip-hop’s top earners. Dubbed Hip-Hop Cash Kings, the list, which was announced today, names the top 20 most financially successful rap artists over the last year, beginning in June 2008.
Topping the list, and stealing 50 Cent’s title from last year, is Brooklyn rap business mogul, who Forbes believes to have raked in $35 million since last June. Although down from last year’s reputed $82 million in earnings, Jay still managed to pull in millions in profits from his relentless world tour.
One notch down is fellow New York-bred entrepreneur Diddy with $30 million in estimated income. Along with his Sean John clothing line, Puff has been seeing returns from his partnership with Ciroc Vodka and MTV reality shows.
Entering the top three for the first time is Mr. Kanye West. The Chicago-bred superstar earned approximately $25 million over the last 12 months, due in large part to the success of his last album, 808s and Heartbreak, and subsequent Glow in the Dark tour. He also kept his bank account growing with his Nike and Louis Vuitton sneakers.
Tied at no. 4 is G-Unit general 50 Cent and hip-hop hookman Akon, both predicted to have made $20 million. ‘Kon was one of the only artists to make more money than last year, thanks to his Konvict Music label, home to pop princess Lady Gaga and hit maker T-Pain. Fif, on the other hand made a sharp decline in profits. Last year he was believed to pull in an unprecedented $100 million from his stake in Vitamin Water’s sale to Coco Cola.
Rounding out the top five is New Orleans rap giant, Lil Wayne. The Young Money CEO is believed to have pocketed $18 million, also earning most of it on the road.
Super producers Timbaland - who is projected to have taken home $17 million - and Pharrell ($16 million) also made the list. Auto-Tune trendsetter T-Pain followed at no. 9 with $15 million. Comeback kid Eminem generated $14 million with the excitement surrounding his Relapse project, with co-conspirator Dr. Dre also benefiting, bagging up $12 million.
Other artists to weigh in included Snoop Dogg ($11 million), Ludacris ($10 million), Common ($8 million), will.i.am ($8 million), T.I. ($8 million), Swizz Beatz ($8 million), Andre 3000 ($7 million), Big Boi ($7 million), Flo Rida ($6 million), Rick Ross ($6 million), The Game ($6 million) and Young Jeezy ($6 million).
Despite the recession, Forbes says that the top 20 earners were still able to generate $300 million, albeit still down $200 million from last year. In order to calculate the artists’s worth, the business authority took into account income from record sales, digital downloads, touring, films, TV shows, endorsements, books and other entertainment ventures.Forbes did not take into account management, agent or attorney fees.
Tracklist and Download link after the jump
01. Show Time
02. Hate Me Feat. Big Pokey
04. Call Me Feat. Z-Ro
05. What I Am Feat. Popi
06. Boss Feat. Rick Ross
07. Who They Feat. Scarface
08. No Stains
09. Hoggin Feat. Pokey & Trae
10. Ice Froze
11. Bout That Feat. Paul Wall
13. Run This (Remix)
16. In This City
Headlining this summer’s Rock the Bells tour, Nas and Damian Marley are giving concertgoers a preview of their upcoming collaboration album, Distant Relatives.
While the album still has no release date or label, the pair has been performing album cuts like “As We Enter,” “Strong Will Continue,” and “Africa Must Wake Up” at their tour stops.
“I like to come out and tell the people live in person, ‘Yo, the album is coming,’” Marley told billboard.com. “Give them a little bit of music to start to get excited about it.”
“Just being out here on the road we get a good feel from people about this whole thing,” added Nas, who estimates the album is 90 percent complete.
As previously reported, Nas and Damian Marley decided to record a collaborative album dedicated to hoods in America and Africa earlier this year. Billboard reports that Distant Relatives will feature contributions from Stephen Marley and K’Naan.
“We just flowed, and the next thing we looked up and there were so many songs done or so many songs started and worked on…we just decided to keep it going,” Nas told billboard.com. “It’s not reggae. It’s not rap. It’s different shit for each of us.”
Nas and Marley plan to continue touring after Rock the Bells concludes in August. The duo has previously collaborated on “Road To Zion,” a single from Marley’s 2005 album, Welcome To Jamrock.
Jul 8, 2009
Tracklist and Download link after the jump
01. American Dreamin 2 Intro
02. How U Want It
03. Shoot You Down
04. Fire Burn
05. Here We Go Again feat. Krillz, Traffic, Lo Keys
06. Gettin It In
07. Rock On
08. Toast To Life feat. Double O
09. Lady In a Red Dress
11. Snow feat. Big Cas
12. So Soon We Change
13. Its Alright
14. Buried With a Secret feat K.P
The Black Eyed Peas are being accused of swiping a song from UK-based DJ and producer Adam Freeland without his permission.
According to the The Daily Swarm, Freeland is accusing the BEPs of plagiarizing his track "Mancry," off his latest project Cope, for their new song "Party All The Time."
"Party All The Time" is a track featured on the Peas' latest album, The E.N.D. and was released after Freeland's album.
Freeland definitely agrees that his track was bitten, and asked his Twitter followers to compare the two side-by-side: "Ok. Check this. Listen to our song 'Mancry'. Now listen to Black Eyed Peas 'Party All The Time.' WTF!" he tweeted.
Here's what the swarm suggests: "It seems very apparent that the Black Eyed Peas have straight up sampled the whole track as a backing to their vocals, and it could hardly even be considered a rearrangement. Check out Lee's drums as a focal point of the track."
Lawyers for both camps are currently in contact. At press time, it was unknown whether or not legal action would be filed with the courts.
In the midst of legal troubles that could possibly lead him to some serious jail time, New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne has hired a former FBI Geneticist, to assist in the gun charges he is currently facing in New York.
According to the New York Post Wayne hired former FBI Geneticist Bruce Budowle to challenge the DNA results which connected him to the .40 caliber handgun that was found in his tour bus in 2007 after a performance with Queens rapper Ja Rule.
Budowle will reportedly argue that the prosecution may have used an unreliable method for testing the weapon for the DNA.
Budowle was previously active when he testified on behalf of prosecutors in the murder trial of Scott Peterson.
Wayne's defense have dismissed the claims from the arresting officer that they smelled marijuana in the bus, which is what incited the search of the tour bus.
Wayne has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.
If He is convicted by New York State Law he could face up to three years in prison, along with other fines.
Jul 7, 2009
With the Lady Gaga-assisted "Chillin'" gaining ground on rhythmic radio, Interscope Records announced this morning that Wale's Attention Deficit will be releasing on September 22.
Besides the single, the album reportedly features "W.A.L.E.D.A.N.C.E.," an update of Justice's "D.A.N.C.E." hit single from 2007. A previous version of the Wale cover appeared on his 2007 mixtape, hosted by Nick Catchdubs 100 Miles & Runnin'.
The album also reportedly features K'Naan ("Warrior"), Bun B ("90210") and Jazmine Sullivan. Production duties include Allido Records founder/Grammy Award-winner Mark Ronson, as well as Cool & Dre, Sean C & LV and Dave Sitek of TV On The Radio.
Jul 6, 2009
Nearly four years after the release of his last album in Hustla’s Handbook, Inglewood-native Mack 10 will make his return with Soft White, which is scheduled for release on August 25.
While reported street singles have come out in the last few years, including “Big Baller” and “Street Shit,” Soft White’s official first single will be “So Sharp" featuring Lil Wayne and Rick Ross.
The new album will also feature Jim Jones, Akon, J. Holiday, and fellow Cali emcee Glasses Malone among others. “We had fun on this one and I had to bring them all out. I’ve been smiling all year,” he said in a press statement.
As his ninth studio album, Mack 10 went on to explain that Soft White serves as a testament to his well-respected style saying, “I went with that title because this album right here is just raw and uncut; it's just me.”
Soft White will be released through Hoo-Bangin’/Fontana/Universal.
Jay-Z has been hit with yet another lawsuit over his New York City Sports Bar, the 40/40 Club.
The hip hop mogul is now being sued by his own lawyer, who claims Jay has failed to pay his due fees.
Michael DiMattia, who has been working for Jay since July 2008, is now looking to quit as his attorney after filing a federal lawsuit against the rap mogul over the unpaid invoice, of which the value is unknown.
DiMattia has been representing Jay in an on-going lawsuit filed by employees of his 40/40 Club, who claim they are being paid less than minimum wage and have not been rewarded for overtime.
In a letter written to Federal Court Judge Loretta Preska, DiMattia says, "We are seeking to withdraw because... our requests for payment have been ignored."
"It's astounding. For rap's biggest mogul, you'd think this amount of money would be chump change," said Rex Burch, who is working on behalf of the 40/40 Club employees.
Tracklist and Download link after the jump
01. Arab Muzik (Feat. Vado And Byrd Lady)(Exclusive!)
02. You The Baddest (Exclusive!)
03. We In This Thang (Feat. Yung L.A.)(Exclusive!)
04. Cocaine (Feat. Vado)(Exclusive!)
05. Different Cloth (Feat. Vado)(Exclusive!)
06. Horror Story (Exclusive!)
07. Lennox And 7th (Exclusive!)
08. Professional (Feat. Byrd Lady)(Exclusive!)
09. We Here Now (Exclusive!)
10. Where I Know You From (Exclusive!)
12. Get It, Get It
14. Cookin Up
15. Silky (No Homo)
16. Cookies And Apple Juice (Feat. Skitzo And Byrd Lady)
18. Get It In Ohio
19. Crime Pays
20. You Know Whats Up
Complete Layout after the jump
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