dead prez’s “Pulse Of The People” Tracklisting


via HipHopDX

M1 and [click to read], collectively known as dead prez, have collaborated with DJ Green Lantern [click to read] to create their most recent project Pulse Of The People. The project is just the third album in the independent album series, Turn Off The Radio.

Pulse Of The People features artists such as Styles P [click to read], Chuck D and Bun B. DJ Green Lantern produced the whole album and it will be released off Invasion Music Group/Boss up Inc. label.

We titled the album Pulse Of The People because we have our ear to the ground. We’re listening to the pulse of the people from the ground up,dead prez group member M1 stated to HipHopDX at a listening session earlier this week.

Dead prez and DJ Green Lantern linked up after participating in the Rock The Bells tour. The album Pulse Of The People is set to release June 23rd.

Track Listing:

Runnin Wild
Don’t Hate My Grind featuring Bun B
Warpath featuring Ratfink
Gangsta, Gangster featuring Styles P
Afrika Hot!
NYPD featuring Johnny Polygon
Summer Time
Refuse to Lose featuring Chuck D and Avery Storm
Life Goes On
Stimulus Plan
My Dirty Valentine

Ice-T Readies Digital Label Through EMI Records

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Fed up with the current state of Hip Hop and what he calls “bubblegum Pop” rapper and actor Ice-T has decided to create his own digital label.

According to the New York Daily News, the Law & Order: SVU star will be launching his digital label which will be put out by EMI in the near future.

I’m starting a digital label through EMI,Ice-T explained to the Daily News. “I’m trying to get back to more Hip Hop. To me, music right now is like Disco. It’s very sing-songy, and nobody’s dealing with content. That’s what I miss. I miss Tupac and Big. You got Lupe Fiasco [click to read] and T.I. [click to read] now, but in general, we’re swamped with bubblegum Pop.

Ice-T currently has five artists from different parts of the country signed to his label.

We’ve got an artist from L.A., a group called Certified from Washington state, Born Twice from Houston, and a Korean kid from New York. I’m playing the whole map,Ice-T revealed.

In 1987, Ice-T released his first album entitled Rhyme Pays. Since the release of Rhyme Pays, Ice-T has gone on to release upwards 10 albums. In the late ’90s, he had operated a previous label, Coroner Records, where he released his 1999 Seven Deadly Sins album.  He has starred in a number of films including Breakin’ and New Jack City.

Ice-T currently stars as Odafin “Fin” Tutuola on Law & Order: SVU.

[video] Nipsey Interviews w/Guerilla Journalism

We catch up with Nipsey Hussle on the last stop of his tour with the Game. In part 1 of a 2 part interview, the Baroness speaks with Hussle on his Eritrean heritage, learning the production and engineering side of music at age 13, and how he hustled and parlayed that into a clothing store then to music studio. Nipsey Hussle also talks about how the police raided his studio and took his equipment amongst other things. A really indepth interview.

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[pics] Obama’s First 100 Day Flickr Photostream Pt.1

These are never before seen photos of Obama conducting his presidency over his first 100 days in office. All photos were taken by Pete Souza, Obama’s in-house photog and made available via Flickr. Enjoy Part 1.

President Barack Obama is briefed about the H1N1 flu in the Situation Room 4/24/09

President Barack Obama is briefed about the H1N1 flu in the Situation Room 4/24/09

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden practice their putting on the White House putting green April 24, 2009

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden practice their putting on the White House putting green April 24, 2009

[video] WU TANG- New Wu

I knew it was something in the air, I been listening to early Ghost all week, then I been catching some new fever courtesy of Raekwon, now this. They can f*ck around and salvage the summer if they execute this campaign with precision. Plus I see they got the RZA back in the mix, it needs to be a Shaolin revolution this summer.

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‘$5 Cover’: MTV’s new media and music franchise


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If there is one thing that every studio, network and cable channel has in common these days, it’s that they are all frantically obsessed with finding the Next Hot New Thing — i.e. a compelling pop culture concept or phenomenon that will spawn a new hit franchise. (You know, to line up on the runway as the cobwebby old franchises start to wear thin.) Though there are obvious exceptions — like Universal’s “Bourne” series — most franchises end up feeling like they are far more about commerce than art, whether it’s the slimy horror series (“Saw”), the heist series (“Ocean’s Eleven” and its sequels) or the comic-book visual effects series (“Fantastic Four”), not to mention all of TV’s endless “CSI” and “Law & Order” permutations.

But what would happen if you put the franchise reins in the hands of an indie filmmaker, gave him creative control over its content and launch, anchored it in a city’s vibrant underground music scene and turned it into a new media series that would play on multiple platforms, on screens small, smaller and hand-held tiny?

What you’d have would look a lot like “$5 Cover,” a new MTV series that captures the funky groove of the local Memphis music scene but with real musicians in virtually all the acting roles, all orchestrated by filmmaker Craig Brewer, writer-director of “Hustle & Flow,” the 2005 indie hit set in the colorful gumbo-like environs of Memphis. Continue reading

[video] Rick Ross Wants War With Eminem? “Eminem Your A Monkey. Your Really A Honkey. But Thats Racial” + Says 50’s New Name Is “Wood Face” + Clowns On Whoo Kid

It’s official, shots fired! Ross decides to take the fight to Eminem by calling him a “Monkey” also as well as a “Honky” for the racial implications. He calls 50 “Wood Face” and says the Unit got dropped off of Interscope. This ongoing saga needs to get picked up by a network already.

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[video] Red Cafe Talks Upcoming Bad Boy Hosted Mixtape

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Just to think me and Majesty was just discussing the status of Red’s project, then unexpectantly we get the announcement that Diddy will possibly be assisting Akon on the Cafe project.  That will be a good look for Brooklyn and Bad Boy especially since the last time Diddy had someone from the Bush on the label, we got Shyne Po. Lets hope they can create the same kind of magic in the studio, and leave the B.S. at home.

Michelle Obama And Jill Biden Spend Afternoon Volunteering At DC Food Bank

via HuffPost

WASHINGTON — First Lady Michelle Obama is making good on her promise to actively volunteer in the Washington area, bagging food for hungry children at a local food bank on her husband’s 100th day in office.michelle-obama-food-bank-large

Mrs. Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, joined more than 100 congressional spouses at the Capital Area Food Bank on Wednesday, passing out packages of wheat pasta and cans of pineapple as volunteers bagged 2,000 meals for low-income kids in the area.

This is the second time the first lady has volunteered for the hungry in the District of Columbia. In March, she served lunch to the homeless at a soup kitchen.

The event was sponsored by the food bank and Feeding America, a hunger relief group.

BAWSE! Rick Ross Captures #1 Spot, Asher in Distant Second


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The numbers are finally in and it seems as if’s projections were pretty much on par. Miami Boss Rick Ross grabbed the top spot in his debut week, hustling up over 157,540 copies of his third Def Jam release Deeper Than Rap, while suburban newcomer Asher Roth sold 65,380 discs of his breakthrough album Asleep in the Bread Aisle, according to Nielsen’s SoundScan. [View XXL Projections Here]

Ricky Ross didn’t surprise anyone by landing at the top slot on the Billboard 200, his third consecutive no. 1 album since his debut LP, 2006’s Port Of Miami. While Deeper Than Rap didn’t sell as much as his predecessors, Ross made sure to stay in the public eye leading up to its release by sparking a beef with 50 Cent. Fueled by his lead single, “Magnificent” with John Legend, DTR features cameos from a who’s who list of collaborators including Lil Wayne, Kanye West, T-Pain, Nas, Ne-Yo, Robin Thicke and Foxy Brown, among others.

At no. 5 is PA native Asher Roth. The latest great white hope fell about 5k units short of the projections, yet still scored a pretty impressive first week sales figure considering he is a new act. Not to mention the fact that as reported last week, the label under shipped Asleep in the Bread Aisle to stores.

Holding on to the Top 10 in his third week is Yonkers MC Jadakiss with his Def Jam debut The Last Kiss. Jada managed to sell 30,400 copies of the disc this week, bringing his total to 210,120. Continue reading



Apparently the ongoing feud between XXL’s Bol and Nahright’s Eskay over his reluctance to respond to Asher Roth tweeting that he was hanging out at Rutger University with ‘Nappy Headed Hoes’ has forced this editorial from Eskay, explaning his actions and feelings towards Roth.


As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, the other day on Twitter white rapper Asher Roth made a “nappy headed hoes” comment/joke while at Rutgers University for a performance. The shit quickly hit the fan, and the tweet and a subsequent apology tweet were promptly deleted.

Now there’s all this back and forth bullshit about whether or not the kid is racist and should be lynched  for a tasteless joke. I think any rational person would conclude that the kid isn’t a racist, and anybody who labels his comments as ‘racist’ is either a moron, or is looking for a reason to start controversy.

It seems pretty obvious to me that the comment was meant to be a funny reference to the fact that dude was at Rutgers, the epicenter of the 2007 Don Imus controversy. So then the question becomes, what was the nature of the joke? Was Asher jokingly implying that he was going to Rutgers to hang out with the predominantly African-American women’s basketball team, or was he taking a swipe at Imus and his comments?

Now, if it was the former, and even if it was intended as a joke, that could be a problem. We can throw around the term ‘post-racial’ until we’re blue in the face, but for the foreseeable future, it will remain an empty phrase. The fact is, if a white kid from the burbs decides he’s going to utter those 3 infamous words, he’d better be damn sure that whatever he’s saying isn’t goin to be the least bit offensive and can’t be taken out of context. Obviously, that wasn’t the case here.

On the other hand, what if Asher was taking a shot at Don Imus? I understand that that’s what he claimed in one of the subsequent apology tweets, and I’m inclined to believe it, because really, what other fucking reason would  a white boy have to say something like that? And now if that’s the case, how can anybody be mad at a shot at Don Imus?

I’ll tell you how. Continue reading

[audio] Red&Meth+Rae&Ghost- 4 MINUTES TO LOCKDOWN


Red & Meth+Rae & Ghost= 4 MINUTES TO LOCKDOWN


The vets to the rescue!  This joint is absolutely bananas, thus reinforcing my argument that the only ones that can resuscitate this dying artform are the legends that have already mastered the formula (with a few exceptions like Nipsey).  These dudes are rapping their asses off, well into their 30’s. This apparently ain’t no country for young boys, where is the teenage spitters?  I can only do the Stanky Leg but for so long, or the motha f*ckin’ Ricky Bobby.

30 Gitmo Inmates Approved For Release By Eric Holder


via HuffPost

BERLIN — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says about 30 detainees have been cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay.

Holder met with reporters in Germany ahead of a speech appealing for Europe’s help to close the U.S. military detention facility.

The attorney general says the U.S. has not decided which detainees they want to send to specific countries, adding that those decisions are weeks away.

There are 241 prisoners at Guantanamo, and Holder has been visiting European leaders this week asking for help relocating detainees and shuttering the detention site over the next nine months.

Previewing his later speech, Holder said closing the detention facility is a shared responsibility for the U.S. and Europe.

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[audio] Raekwon- RESOLUTION




Rae has been going the f*ck in as of lately, representing that rare link to the past, present and future of where the game can still go.  His brand of “reflection” rap has been refreshing in this market cluttered with nonsense not rooted in any slice of “reality.”  To top it off I been listening strictly to early Ghostface and Nas circa The Lost Tapes and appreciating what N.Y. rap was good for…slick talk sprinkled with street knowledge.

via Nahright

[video] Remo Da Rapstar – Back Home

It’s exciting when you can still log onto a website and catch wind of a new act that is “alright” at best. I like this video from newcomer “Remo Da Rapstar.” He might not be the most prolific spitter and his flow can use some tightening but the story format is tight and he is referencing some of my favorites in this joint, so check it out!

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“The Alexa Chung Show”: MTV Taps British Model For Show, Will Incorporate Twitter

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NEW YORK — MTV has been without a show that has defined pop culture since the demise of “Total Request Live” and is betting on a 25-year-old British model who dates a rock star to help fill that void.TV-MTV's Pop Culture

“The Alexa Chung Show” will be a mix of celebrity talk, music and online interaction with viewers. The stakes are high; it’s the most important of nine new series the slumping MTV has in the works. The midday series begins June 15.

MTV‘s viewership for the first three months of 2009 is down 18 percent from the year before. The docu-soap “The Hills” is still popular, and MTV is generating modest heat with the competition “America’s Best Dance Crew,” but it has lacked the daily stop-off point for stars that “TRL” provided before its slow demise and cancellation last November.

At its height, during the ‘N Sync and Britney Spears years, “TRL” set the tone for the music business and drew huge crowds to MTV’s Times Square studio.

Chung, who has been on TV shows since she was 18 and now dates Arctic Monkeys singer Alex Turner, is a fresh face able to relate to both stars and the audience at home, network executives said.

“We just all really fell for her,” said David Sirulnick, MTV’s executive vice president for news and production.

The idea is to introduce Chung’s show at midday for young viewers home for the summer and, if it works out well, move later to an after-school time slot.

Facebook is working with MTV as a partner in the series. MTV wants to use Facebook and Twitter to reach viewers in a way that “TRL” _ which asked viewers to vote on their favorite videos _ could barely touch upon. Continue reading

[Exclusive] Barack Obama New Era Fitted Hat

We are back to featuring the hottest new fitted hats courtesy of Rock N Jocks. Here is the newest and freshest fitted ode to our President in recognition of his first 100 days in office.


Rock-N-Jocks just got in stock the Barack Obama “Hope” New Era 59/50 Fitted Hat. What better way to celebrate history than with this Barack Obama New Era Fitted Hat. This hat is all black with the word “hope” embroidered in red, and blue. It also has one of Obama’s sayings embroiderd in white on the front of the hat “Yes We Can block by block We the People brick by brick new beginning the new world. The back of the hat has the saying “hope” the feeling that events will turn out for the best. “Yes We Can” also embroidered in white. Rock-N-Jocks only got in a total of 30 total pieces. Once they are sold out we will not be able to get them back in!!! Get yourself a collectors item of history!!! Available at

MTV’s Rob and Big Website — Attacked by Racist Hackers?

Smells like the work of you know who…

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Some hate-spewing cyber coward has hijacked the official MTV website for the hit show “Rob and Big” — and replaced an innocent poll with a racist attack on one of its stars.

The poll, which was first discovered by, has obviously been hacked — but it’s unclear how long it’s been up on the MTV site. The poll reads:

What has been your favorite part of Rob and Big?

– how much they love ebaums
– meaty is a meme
– Seeing Big Black in a thong while sucking rob’s balls off
– The torture of Drama who will soon kill everyone and result in an hero

FYI — The “Rob and Big” show wrapped up back in ’08.

Attempts to reach MTV for comment were unsuccessful.

[video] No I.D. Says Blueprint 3 is an “Instant Classic

In the same vein that J Dilla was highly regarded for his “genuis” posthumously so will it be for NO I.D.  This dude has a brilliant

ear for production, so when he makes such bold claims about the latest plate of food being cooked up by Hova the GOD then we need to pay some attention.  The weather broke, they need to leak something to set the summer off right.

BTW he’s saying it sounds something like 808’s which I hope doesn’t mean that Jay went auto-tune on us.

courtesy of RealTalkXpress

Former Clipse Manager Indicted For $10 Mil Drug Ring


via Allhiphop

Former Clipse manager and nightclub owner Anthony “Geezy” Gonzalez has been charged in U.S. District Court with running a $10 million a year drug ring.

According to federal documents, Gonzalez’s 6 year drug empire has allegedly moved 100 pounds of cocaine and over a ton of marijuana through Hampton Roads, Virginia since 2003.

Authorities suspect Gonzalez imported the drugs from Panama Florida, California, and Arizona.

The 82-count indictment states that Gonzalez laundered drug money through several front businesses, including the Clipse’s booking agency Soul Providers Management.

The federal document elaborates that the defendants painted “themselves out as music producers, rappers, entrepreneurs, club owners, clothing designers and other legitimate occupations in order to conceal the true source of their income.” Continue reading

Telescope Captures Oldest Image in the Universe


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Astronomers tracking a mysterious blast of energy called a gamma ray burst said on Tuesday they had snapped a photograph of the most distant object in the universe — a smudge 13 billion light-years away.

Hawaii’s Gemini Observatory caught the image earlier this month after a satellite first detected the burst.

“Our infrared observations from Gemini immediately suggested that this was an unusually distant burst, these images were the smoking gun,” said Edo Berger of the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Distortions in the light signature of the object show it is 13 billion years old — at the speed of light, 13 billion light-years away. A light-year is 6 trillion miles (10 trillion km).

This makes it easily the most distant object ever seen by humanity, Berger said.

Gamma-ray bursts are luminous explosions that mostly occur when massive stars run out of fuel and begin collapsing into either a black hole or a neutron star.

“I have been chasing gamma-ray bursts for a decade, trying to find such a spectacular event,” said Berger. “We now have the first direct proof that the young universe was teeming with exploding stars and newly-born black holes only a few hundred million years after the Big Bang,” he said.

Obama says New York City flyover was ‘a mistake’


via Breitbart

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says it was a mistake for one of his official airplanes to be sent zooming past the New York City skyline for a publicity photo shoot. 

Obama said Tuesday: “It was a mistake, as was stated … and it will not happen again.”

Obama commented after reporters asked about the flight as he prepared to meet with FBI Director Robert Mueller at agency headquarters.

On Monday, one of the Boeing 747s used by Obama and an F-16 jet circled the Statue of Liberty at the start of the work day, startling workers in lower Manhattan who feared a nightmarish replay of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The flight was carried out by the Defense Department. The director of the White House military office apologized for the incident.