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"My dream was that you would wake up in the morning, your alarm would go off, one of my records would be playing. You'd get in the shower and use my shampoo. Then you would get out and use the beauty products. You'd get dressed and put on Sean John [clothing], and then you would go to work. And after work, you would go and change into your evening wear to go out to a club or out on a date and you'd put on Sean John again, spray on another of my fragrances, stop by and have a drink of Ciroc. And then maybe take your young lady out to a movie that I was starring in." Diddy's always had a strong work ethic and hustle. I'll give him credit for that and being successful. But..Wow...that comment is as ambitious as it is kinda egotistical and somewhat scary. I'll pass on the "omnipresent" Diddy in my life.
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Yeah man. That's why I appreciate hip hop bands like The Roots. Great concerts, live music, great MCing, and no hype men...just good music.
Toggle Commented Dec 27, 2011 on "Rock Bands Are Way Cooler Than Rappers" at SOHH.com
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I agree with Rah. Elzhi's wordplay is on a whole 'nother level. Him being in Slum Village really forced Baatin and T3 to step their game up. Now that he's solo, I hope he gets much deserved success for his skills.
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Coming up on next week's episode of "When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong"...
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And the comment of the day goes to MIRROR. I just hope that we all get it one day.
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50 Cent needs to keep his ego and anger in check...layoff the outbursts. I have never seen an instance where your enemy has power over you and will release you while you diss them. Buck thought it was ok to spaz on 50 until he was reminded who's boss. Now 50 is in the same boat. If your lawyers can't get you out of the contract, and the label wont let you do a greatest hits album or buy out your contract...then you have to swallow your pride and play ball. Once you're released then you can go off all you want. That's the price you pay for signing the dotted lines.
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This 50 Cent discussion is going to go on forever. It's the epitome of a stalemate. Fans feel he can do no wrong and is still on top. Haters feel his time is up and there's no point in continuing. Neither side is willing to admit the truth is somewhere in the middle. That being said... The Roots is my favorite hip hop group. Undun is a great album. Not my favorite by them, but great nonetheless.
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Ok I think I get where you're coming from. So if I understand you right...you're more interested in the body of work being categorized correctly. If a rapper is singing more on an album..then that current album should be labeled r&b or soul not rap. Kinda like when phonte does the foreign exchange projects. But question...what would call phonte's solo album?
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I agree with you but I think we're getting to the point with some artists that we can't call them one genre or another. If you think about it Drake joins an ever growing list of artists that blur the line. Wyclef, Lauryn Hill, Kanye west, mos def, ceelo, andre 3000, missy, queen latifah, black thought, phonte, and t-pain have done several songs, albums or performances where they showcase singing instead of rapping they were originally known for. That doesn't even include the reverse situations of singers diving into the rap game. How good or bad this trend is depends on how much of a purist each fan is. I guess the real question is: if a person who raps now decides to sing as well, are they no longer allowed to be called rappers or vice versa?
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Seems like T-baby was coming from an honest place. Can't hate on the message...but the delivery was all wrong. I felt bad about laughing while watching this video, but I couldn't help it. Seems like 50 Tyson has a soulmate (musically speaking).
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As soon as you get Kendrick's album out, take all the time you need. You've earned it. I just hope he doesn't spend so much time trying to "perfect" the Lamar album that it doesn't come out for another 4 years.
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The jury's out on Busta signing with Cash Money...don't know if that was the best move...time will tell. Still a top notch MC though.
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I'm pretty sure that this won't happen (just like Dre's Detox album)
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Can't hate on Missy...could use a new album from her.
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if this is the future...
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Take it or leave it...Drake is being Drake...emotional warts and all lol. Can't really hate on that. That being said...if you want people to stop seeing you as an emotional artist, then stop being all emotional. But doing you means taking all the good/bad feedback/criticism that comes with putting it all out there.
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Don't know how true this story is...but that album would've probably been nice.
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Big fan of Big Pooh here. When I was listening to Phonte's album, can't front...I was waiting for Pooh to come in on those 9th wonder produced tracks.
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Yeah man. I've had a few friends that were trying to put out demos and asked me to play instruments on it. It would always trip me out when I heard them rapping about having a ton of jewelry, money, what they'll keep a chick laced in, etc. They were rapping like they've already gone multi-platinum and haven't even hit plastic yet.
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That's cool. I never claimed to be a hiphop scholar...so question whatever you want. Non-issue/non-factor for me.
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Man...this is still kinda crazy. I could understand Murray in the beginning...so maybe he really didn't know at first. But maybe he should've started questioning things when he thought about buying 4 gallons of a drug that had no business in a private home...or administering an ounce of it to person outside of the surgical room. MJ was an addict. So chances are if Murray didn't supply him, he would've gotten someone else. But to me it still doesn't excuse the fact that Murray should've walked away.
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I've never heard Amber Rose speak up until now. Now that I have, I realize the volume should of stayed on mute. Still don't get why she made it onto the Masters of the Mix show as a judge. R.I.P. Heavy D. I saw his BET performance...hard to believe a man that lively would collapse from pneumonia (supposedly) a little while later.
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I gotta admit. I haven't even heard of this R.E.K.S....will check out his music today. But I co-sign anyone that has ATCQ and Outkast in their list. As a musician, I love the jazz/soul/funk/sampling mix they used in they beats...and obviously the lyrics were on point.
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Wow. This is impressive. I mean its amazing how many articles they'll post about this guy in one day. Just think that they replaced 99% of the Drake articles with other rappers...how many more artists would get some shine. Nothing against drake...but damn lol. Needless to say...I don't care.
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I was having this debate with someone yesterday. This sales thing is a funny topic. If you think about it...it's kinda lose-lose. Hiphop fans want to see it selling. But we want to make sure the right kind of artist is selling. For example most fans would be happy if slaughterhouse did crazy numbers...but wouldn't feel right if it happened to lil b. If an artist we don't like sells...then we're like sales don't matter...im all about the lyrics and music. Some fans are afraid of their fav underground artists selling big...because it could mean they'll go mainstream after and lose what made you like them. If an artist comes out of the blue and does good unexpected numbers then so.e people complain about how it happened instead of celebrating. You're right man...people will always find a reason to complain. Me personally im all about sounds lyrics and music. I glad when an artist I like does well...but if not im content with the good music they provided
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