[video] Young Jeezy, Jazze Pha, and Polow Da Don Accused of Stiffing Atlanta Studio Engineers

Rule #1080 of course holds true in 2011.

via CBS Atlanta

They make millions from fans who love their music, but an exclusive CBS Atlanta investigation found big names in hip hop are stiffing the little guys who help them get to the top.<br> Recording engineers in Atlanta have provided CBS Atlanta with unpaid invoices and court judgments going back years. They said lack of payment by producers and record labels has become a huge problem, devastating their businesses in some cases.

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[audio] YOUNG JEEZY- 24/23 (Gucci Mane & OJ Diss)

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YOUNG JEEZY– 24/23

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“They don’t want it with the boy Snow/but between me and you, I think the boy slow”

HA! Some artist are just at their best when they resort to that ignorant sh*t and Jeezy is in rare form with this one. The streets been waiting to see what his response would be to Gucci Mane and OJ making their mark in the A. Well, consider shots fired after this one. As for now, Gucci & OJ refuse to engage Jeezy in a response.  I give it to the weekend though. 

Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy and Drake Announce Young Money Presents: Americas Most Wanted Music Festival

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via HipHopPress

NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire/ — Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum selling artist Lil Wayne headlines this summer’s Young Money Presents: America’s Most Wanted Music Festival. Lil Wayne will be joined by artists Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy and Drake for the twenty one city tour through the United States and Canada. Tickets for the tour will go on sale June 20th and are available via Ticketmaster, Live Nation and venue ticketing systems depending on venue.

The Young Money Presents: America’s Most Wanted Music Festival will be the follow up to Lil Wayne’s very successful “I Am Music Tour” playing a total of 47 arena dates across the US. After an opening act, Drake will perform, followed by Soulja Boy and Young Jeezy’s sets with Lil Wayne closing out the show.

Universal Recording artist Lil Wayne is a Four-time Grammy Award winning rapper that became the first artist since 2005 to sell one million albums in the first week of release when Tha Carter III sold over 1 million units in its debut week. The Carter III is the best-selling album release of 2008, having sold well over 3 million copies domestically since its release in June 2008.

Def Jam Recording artist Young Jeezy is a Grammy nominated rapper, his latest album The Recession, is the highly-anticipated follow-up to Young Jeezy’s RIAA platinum second album, The Inspiration. Alongside his recent hits “My President” & “Put On” ft. Kanye West, Jeezy has also appeared on R&B singles Akon’s “I’m So Paid” & Usher’s #1 hit “Love in this Club” which earned a Grammy Nomination for Best Rap performance by a duo. Continue reading

[video] E3 2009: Def Jam Rapstar First Look

After the bombardment of DJ Hero and Scratch the Ultimate DJ on the market comes the first Hip Hop karaoke game, Def Jam Rapstar where you can not only assume the character on the mic, but you can get your virtual rap star on and brand yourself. Hey, another cool way for outsiders to openly say n*gger without getting socked in the mouth, you gotta love Def Jam for their diversity though..lol!!

[audio/video] Trappin’ Ain’t Dead x Stay Strapped RMX

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YOUNG JEEZY– Trappin’ Ain’t Dead
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With Gucci Mane making his power moves, Young Jeezy has obviously been in the lab carefully considering his next move. By the sounds of things he’s been cooking up another hood classic. With T.I.P. about to go do his bid, Wayne putting in his bid for Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame, and Rick Ross steady losing credibility altitude, the throne is up for grabs.  Who better than the Snowman to heat things up this summer? Here goes the lead single off of his upcoming mixtape, Trappin’ Ain’t Dead and the tracklisting. Continue reading

Def Jam x adidas Originals 25th Anniversary Collection

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With legendary record label Def Jam celebrating the quarter century mark later this year, adidas Originals are teaming up with the New York based label who has housed many of hip-hop’s finest acts to create a pretty strong collection of footwear and apparel. The in-line releases feature the obvious in the Superstar alongside familiar basketball highlights like the Forum Mid. However some other styles are also thrown into the mix like our favorite the Nizza as well as the Samba. Going further in-depth are artist collabos with Redman, Method Man, Young Jeezy and Ghostface Killah. The collection is slated for a 09-10 fall/winter release.

 

adidas x Def Jam x Ghostface Killah

adidas x Def Jam x Ghostface Killah

Young Jeezy Show Canceled Due To Swine Flu Outbreak

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via MTV

After 176 reported deaths from swine flu in Mexico and cases confirmed in nine countries, the impact of the influenza that the World Health Organization is on the verge of calling a global pandemic has begun to widen. In addition to the closure of more than 100 schools across the United States — including one district in Texas that is temporarily closing all schools until at least May 11 — two major events at the University of Delaware scheduled to take place on Thursday (April 30) were canceled due to the outbreak of the fast-spreading disease.

According to the DelawareOnline.com, a show by Young Jeezy at the Bob Carpenter Center has been called off, as well as a talk by journalist Gwen Ifill, the host of PBS’ “Washington Week” and moderator of last year’s vice-presidential debate. Jeezy was to perform with up-and-coming rapper Drake, but due to worries that at least 10 students on the school’s campus are suspected to be carrying the virus, the events were canceled.

In a letter to students on Wednesday, university president Patrick T. Harker wrote, “While the Centers for Disease Control have not yet confirmed any swine flu diagnoses, I have no doubt that these suspected cases are causing a great deal of concern among the entire campus community. The University’s first priority is the health and well-being of our students and employees.” The university will remain open and hold classes in the meantime, but will make decisions regarding large public gatherings on a case-by-case basis. Continue reading

[video] Young Jeezy- DON’T DO IT

Another banger off of The Recession, arguably the most slept on album of ’08. Before its all over with, he’s gonna have videos for every joint off this album!  Peep the Jay-Z medley on the last verse, and the Red Alert cameo, putting Young amongst the best who’ve done it (where’s B.I.G.’s poster?)

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T.I. Says It’s A ‘Great Pleasure’ To Help New Atlanta Artists

Ed Note: It’s amazing to see the South really cement its hold on the future of this game because the spirit of “family” is still a Southern institution that’s why it’s brethren to the West and South of it are also embracing the resurgence of family movements. Miami popped off once they united and out West the new guns are uniting under one banner to push a new sound.  The only one still trying to find themselves is New York, the epicenter of Hip Hop’s AGE and CLASS war, which has stifled creativity by hoarding of the throne and the torch.

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Atlanta may just be the hottest city in hip-hop right now. T.I., Young Jeezy and Ludacris all stand on top as kings of the game right now. Love him or hate him, ATL transplant Soulja Boy has already tapped into the young-listener market like no other, and his “Turn My Swag On” is probably the biggest rap record in the clubs right now. The veteran Gucci Mane is now out of jail and has the streets screaming for him. And let’s not forget Andre 3000 — whenever he steps out of the creative hideout he’s lounging in, a classic verse is a forgone conclusion. ti_la

And while other cities certainly have their share of heavyweights, Atlanta keeps turning out young talent who make themselves immediate heavy-hitters in local clubs and on the radio. Def Jam has just inked the trio F.L.Y., who are stirring up a dance movement with the song “Swag Surfin’, ” and T.I. is championing two of the city’s brightest prospects: Yung L.A. and B.o.B.

“I think they all represent different movements,” Tip told us recently about the next wave of Atlanta artists. “B.o.B from Yung L.A., they’re light years away. … I think that it’s great that the city is still growing, that the movement is alive and well. It gives me great pleasure to be able to present so many of these acts and to be responsible for the cultivating of their careers.”

Here are five Atlanta rap acts to look out for in 2009:

OJ Da Juiceman – The Juice says that the project he put out in January — The Otha Side of The Trap … — wasn’t an actual LP, it was more like a mixtape album. The big hit of the CD, “Make Tha Trap Say Aye,” featured Gucci Mane and became a street smash. Cam’ron recently laid vocals for the remix and it sounds like another winner for OJ. But now that his teammate Gucci Mane — who’s as popular in the streets as any MC right now — has been released from prison, it seems like the tandem will have no problems making waves in Atlanta and busting out mainstream-style in 2009. Continue reading

Ice Cube’s movie “Janky Promoters” pulled off schedule

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Ice Cube x Janky Promoters. Cube’s next urban comedy Janky Promoters has officially been pulled off the Weinstein Company film release schedule. I spoke to representatives from the company but they had no official comment as to why the film has been pulled. Originally it was supposed to release on March 27th. Movie also stars Mike Epps and Young Jeezy and is about a concert promoter who gets in over his head when Jeezy comes to town. I hear it is still planned for a 2009 release…as usual, we will keep you updated.

Interview: The Evolution of Jeezy

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via RapRadar

So far, Young Jeezy is having the best week year ever. Still reveling in the success from last year’s aptly titled The Recession, this January, Da Snowman became the official spokesman for Belvedere Vodka, Then last week, inked a deal with management firm Hip-Hop Since 1978 (Kanye West and Lil Wayne). Sweetening the pot, this summer he makes his acting debut alongside Ice Cube and Mike Epps in the comedy Janky Promoters. Sitting down with RapRadar, Jeezy talks about on his new deal, film, and writing for Kanye West.

You recently signed your management deal with Hip-Hop Since 1978. Why did you hook up with them at this stage of your career?
It got to the point where I wanted to focus just on my music and I wanted to trust somebody else to put it in they hands. So I just took my Louis Vuitton backpack off and put it on them for a minute. I been doing a lot for myself, but sometimes you just gotta expand your game and the way you do that is get linked with people. That’s what they do for a living, all day everyday.

The Recession
was critically and commercially successful. Do you think you’ve proven yourself with this album?

I think when it marinates on people and when they realize what I was trying to do and what I set out to do, I’ll feel much better. But for the most part, if people really knew how much work I put into that album, how many studio hours, and how much I paid attention to what was going on to complete the project, then I think it [would be] appreciated much more. I was working night and day on that shit. I just felt like I had a lot to prove. I had to show people that I wasn’t just some nigga that was just standing on the corner a few years ago, doing what I was doing. I had to show them that I’m a part of this society. I’m a part of this world.

Why didn’t the iTunes bonus song, “Done It” make the cut?
Yo, I’m about to shoot a video for that. I’m about to tell you the realest shit in the world. You know why that song didn’t go on my album? Cause it was a fuckin Hall and Oates sample and they cleared it the day the after the album was turned in. We kept trying to track them down to clear it, but they cleared it the day after. That shit hurt me. I went in on that song. I brought out harmonicas, violins— we built that song from scratch. I had a saxophone player come in my nigga! That was it. That was the one. They cleared that shit like a day after I turned my album in. I could not believe it.

Damn, that sucks. Were you tight for not winning the Grammy for Best Rap Performance last month?
I mean shit, my nigga I was bitter. I was ready for whatever. But you know, just to get nominated for some shit like that was a sign for me. It definitely showed me to keep it moving and go just go harder next time, man. But shit, I’ll see ‘em next year. I ain’t letting up. I don’t give a fuck, I’m a winner. Continue reading

Will recession dull hip-hop’s bling?

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(CNN) — Gold teeth, luxury cars and diamond chains heavy enough to slump a bodybuilder’s shoulders have been ubiquitous symbols in hip-hop music for years, if not decades.jeezygrammygi

But — as you may have noticed at the Grammys on Sunday — there are signs that the genre’s high-dollar bling may not survive the economic recession.

Many rappers came to the annual music awards show wearing sleek suits; their famous jewels were conspicuously absent. Artist Lil Wayne, who accepted two of rap’s biggest awards — Grammys for best solo rap performance and best rap album — performed wearing a T-shirt. Only a modest necklace dangled from his neck.

Like everyone these days, rappers are feeling the effects of the country’s economic meltdown. But industry commentators are split on whether they think financial woes will cause rappers to give up their hefty jewels.

Some experts contacted by CNN said the bling era soon will come crashing down.

We just came out of the ‘bling era,’ where everything was about wealth and what you could attain, and I’m starting to see artists being more socially conscious,” said Amy Andrieux, a senior editor at The Source magazine, which covers hip-hop.

President Obama’s election has inspired some of the change, Andrieux said, but rappers also “just can’t afford what they used to” because of the recession.

Top artists such as Lil Jon, who once made about $80,000 per track, now are grappling with the fact that they may get half that sum if they’re lucky, said Bryan Leach, senior vice president of urban music for RCA Music Group.

And while most Americans may not weep over the fact that famous rappers may make only $35,000 per song, the price cuts — and layoffs — are sending shocks through the recording industry, Leach said.

“Every major label has been laying people off,” he said. Continue reading

Hip Hop and the Obama Effect

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As the first black president in the history of this country took the oath of office earlier this month, America bore witness to the pride, joy and amazement that African Americans in particular felt on inauguration day. jeezy_young

The moment was especially powerful for the generation of African Americans who experienced the civil rights movement. Yet it was no less so for the so-called hip-hop generation, African-American men and women born between 1965 and 1984, and even their younger counterparts.

President Barack Obama, 47, is the first presidential candidate that the hip-hop generation has fully embraced. And with Mr. Obama now in firmly planted in the corridors of power, that begs the question: What effect will he have on hip-hop?

Recently, Mark Hemingway wrote on the National Review’s website that the Obama Administration may signal that “the era of hip-hop might be ending.”

Yet that was the opposite of what activists, young voters and hip-hop artists expressed during inauguration weekend and in its aftermath.

Even Nas, age 36, the New York rapper who in 2006 released an album titled “Hip-Hop is Dead,” has changed his tune.

“America is a hip hop country,” he said in a phone interview. Continue reading

Young Jeezy Responds Back TO Bill O’Reilly On This New Remix Version Track Called “My President Black” (Feat. Jay-Z) “Bill O’Reilly Eat A Dick. You Really Being A Racist & Tell Dennis Miller The Show Suck”

Vodpod videos no longer available. I seen this earlier in the week but because of WordPress complications I’ve been refraining from posting audio, but I can’t deny this one. I like the way this battle is shaping on because I think they picked the wrong one when they signaled out Jeezy and Jay-Z.  Jeezy got that rebellious spirit in him that will make him spit the real, so now you have the full transition of a TRAPPER RAPPER into one who has been dealing with street politics in a unique way since THE RECESSION dropped.  Who would have ever thought it would be Jeezy that would be the one with the potential of crippling Bill O’Reilly and his crew of cronies.

Young Jeezy Will Not Appear On ‘The O’Reilly Factor,’ Rep Confirms

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Young Jeezy was on the receiving end of barbs from Bill O’Reilly and guest Dennis Miller on “The O’Reilly Factor” last week: The pair took the Snowman and Jay-Z to task for their lyrics on “My President,” characterizing their rhymes as hateful toward America.

youngjeezyOn the show, O’Reilly casually challenged Jeezy to appear on “The O’Reilly Factor” to respond. Comedian Dennis Miller, O’Reilly’s guest during the segment, also threw in some barbs at the Atlanta rapper, calling him “Young Emphysema.”

Earlier this week, various Web sites reported Jeezy would join the fray by accepting O’Reilly’s challenge. But on Tuesday (January 27), a publicist for the rapper told MTV News that Jeezy’s vague comments about possibly appearing on “The O’Reilly Factor” were taken out of context by media outlets, and he has not formally accepted an invitation to appear on the show.

“O’Reilly Factor” producer Ron Mitchell told MTV News on Tuesday that the offer to Young Jeezy still stands.

Jeezy explained to MTV News during inauguration week that he felt it was necessary for him to write “My President.”

“Music is how you feel,” the MC said about the song. “But if I can say one word, I’ll say ‘necessary.’ I felt it was necessary. I never ever paid attention to any election. [I’m] not really [into] politics or anything like that. It never benefited us. This time around, it’s not a black-or-white thing – you got somebody in there for us that’s well-spoken and gonna handle their business. I just wanted to do my part and let them know we need change, we need help, it’s rough out there.”

Also during the inaugural festivities, Jay-Z premiered his verse for the song, which has been added to the remix of “My President.”

[video] Fox News Attacks Jay-Z & Young Jeezy’s Inaugural Anti Bush Rap On Stage Again! (Michelle Malkin Speaks On It) “So Much For A Post-Racial America”

These pundits are funny as hell. They never raised a voice when the disparities were in their favor and now that Hip Hop wants to infuse a sense of pride in the community via “My President Is Black” they wanna make a fuss. How is that offensive if that was the media’s tagline all day Tuesday? Let’s see how Hip Hop defends itself against this attack. Fox News has no right to even open its mouth about anything that takes place in Hip Hop, the nerve of those hypocrites.

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ATL All-Star’s Young Jeezy, T.I. & Luda Join Forces for L.I. Concert

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via Hip Hop PR Wire

New York, NY, 12/17/08, (Hip Hop PR Wire) — On Saturday, December 27, 2008, three of Atlanta’s biggest names in hip-hop; T.I., LUDACRIS, and YOUNG JEEZY, will be hitting the stage in concert together for the first time at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island for THE HOLIDAY BASH ’08 CONCERT.

Adding to the all-star line-up, the concert will also feature New York ‘s own R&B identical-twin duo, NINA SKY as well as an opening performance by up-and-coming R&B/Pop singer, KRISTY SCOTT. Just added to the performance roster, JIM JONES of the Diplomats will also take center stage! Continue reading