[audio] Block Work – Jadakiss & Styles P


2/3 of The LOX go tit-for-tat on Kiss’ latest addition to the Friday Morning Massacre series. Kiss also dedicates the last few bars of the exchange to voicing his support to Baltimore protesters as well as invoke the names of some of the latest victims that died at the hands of police.

Styles P Gets Booked, Writing “Jail Mystery”


via SOHH

The Lox‘s Styles P has announced plans to release his first fiction book called Mr. Invincible and a small tour this summer.

Keeping details to a minimum, the Ghost described what fans could expect from his release.

The book, which Styles describes as a “jail mystery,” is the D-Block rapper’s first foray into the literary world. “I got a fiction book called Mr. Invincible coming out Nicki Turner Presents,” Styles revealed to XXL. “It’s just a fiction joint. It’s a little story, I’m just trying to get in another lane and do something creative and you gonna get to see it in a minute.” When asked if he had any help putting the work together Styles replied, “They got a little editing team, but all the writing is me, all the idea is me, all the thought is me…We about to get on the road do a lil’ promo tour for that…Hit up Philly, VA, North Carolina, Connecticut, Boston and the Midwest and West too.” (XXLMag.com)

Styles previously spoke with SOHH about informing fans about issues outside of hip-hop via his Phantom Gangster Chronicles DVD last year.

“This is just the chance to just see real life sh*t in the industry instead of all this other sh*t you used to seeing on these DVDs and the same old footage and same old sh*t you hear,” he promised. “You gonna hear in-depth sh*t about how people make their money, how they spend their money, how they use some of their influences in life…We got a section about eating good. [There’s] a section about exercising. So what you’re expecting is some real, real footage. As far as the mixtape, you can expect some real street sh*t, you know, just going in.” (SOHH)

Lil Kim recently announced plans to ink her own tell-all book called The Price of Loyalty. Continue reading

Jadakiss Wants Kanye West, Cam’ron On ‘Who’s Real’ Remix


via MTV

NEW YORKJadakiss is putting his calls out. ‘Kiss wants Kanye West and Cam’ron on the remix of his current single, “Who’s Real,” and he already knows what producers’ beats he needs for his next album.

“I’m definitely going back in,” the Yonkers native said. “The D-Block album is wrapped up. I’mma make sure we finish this LOX album, and I’m coming right back at the end of the year. I think I’m gonna call it Top Five, Dead or Alive. I’m only gonna work with Primo [DJ Premier], Alchemist, Swizz Beatz, Dame Grease, sh– like that. Have a couple of South [producers], and that’s it. Wham!”

The Black Babe Ruth’s Last Kiss is far from over, though. He just shot a video for “Who’s Real” in Harlem last week, with OJ Da Juiceman and Swizz. T.I., Ja Rule, the Clipse, Grafh and Black Hand Entertainment were among the friends who came down for cameo appearances. After that, ‘Kiss is going with the single “Smoking Gun” — featuring Jazmine Sullivan — to close out the album. A video is in the works. Continue reading

XXL XXclusive: Rick Ross, Under Oath


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XXLMag.com: How did you come up with that line about 50’s baby mama and burning down the house? ‘Cause that was the thing that triggered him.

Rick Ross: Most definitely. And what it was, it was a true statement. I was just smoking at home watching the news just like everybody else.

XXL: Did you know he would come back at you with something?

Ross: Of course. That’s why I did it.

XXL: That’s why you did it?

Ross: Of course. You gotta understand this is chess not checkers. You gotta understand a man’s next moves. When a woman is scorned, you have to understand that there’s gonna be a backlash, which is totally fine. I was… As far as him responding, I’m still a little disappointed in the quality of music that’s being released. ‘Cause at the end of the day, all the hoopla, you smoke a blunt, forget about it and people wanna put on they headphones and hear some quality. I’m one of the first artists to admit Get Rich or Die Tryin‘ was a classic. But if I turn back the hands of time five years ago, if I knew the dude who did “Many Men” would wear wigs and buy dildos and, you know, attack people that I look at as legends, such as Jadakiss and the LOX and the list could go on…

XXL: So were you just upset with him attacking everybody else and that made you-

Ross: Nah, it’s not that. It’s not a fact about nobody being upset because his last attacks have relatively failed. So it wasn’t about that. It was just about me deciding when I was ready to engage in 50 Cent. Continue reading

[video] Jada Tells Diddy ‘Lets Make a Deal’

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According to Al-Qaeda Jada, Diddy has initiated what some may hope will mushroom into a bidding war for the former Bad Boy’s, LOX.  According to Jada, who just dropped his highly anticipated album this past Tuesday, Combs made a ‘light’ offer but with a few adjustments the numbers will be right.  Are we still excited to see the LOX back on Bad Boy a decade after their former glory?  Will Jay-Z pitch his hat in the ring and make a play for the Yonkers trio?

J-Hood Issues Apology Letter To D-Block

J-Hood\'s Dear John Letter

This is J-Hood’s Apology Letter to D-Block, unedited & unrevised

via AllHipHop.com

First of all I personally would like to apologize to all the real fans out there, all the true hip-hop heads, and lyric followers for my role playing in this whole ordeal because it’s honestly something that you shouldn’t have had to witness.

As a man I can say I truly made a couple mistakes and went over board with a couple things but as a man we are entitled to make mistakes because we aren’t mistake prone.

Me dragging my chain was obviously 1 of the mistakes I mad that evidently had the people upset, and like I said in a previous interview I admit that was a mistake and I went overboard .
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