Tag Archives: Misc.

Lil Wayne Responds To Pitbull’s Diss Track, Sort Of…

In typical 2013 fashion, Lil Wayne takes to Twitter to respond to Pitbull (who released a diss track aimed at Wayne for his recent remarks about Miami).

Pitbull then took the time to respond/defend himself, which you can read after the jump.

 

Drake, Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz & Timbaland in the Studio

The other day, Hov and Timbo joined Swizz and Drake in the studio. No word on what was being worked on, but I’m just gonna guess Drake’s next album Nothing Was The Same.

PREVIOUS: Drake – Started From The Bottom (Video) | Jay-Z Hosts The So So Def 20th Anniversary After Party (Video)

FLüD x Village Slum x Lisa Ann

FLüD Watches and Village Slum have teamed up for a special 2013 calender collaboration with adult film star Lisa Ann. Photographed and directed by Mel D. Cole, the project illustrates many different avenues of athletics, lifestyles and real life translations. Take a look at some behind-the-scenes footages and a couple of the pages after the jump.

Want yourself a copy to hang on your wall? Click here to purchase.

Bring It Back: The Roots – You Got Me f. Eve & Erykah Badu/Jill Scott [1999]

In light of #ThrowbackThursday, I’ve decided to bring back one of my favorite songs from The Roots of all time. In 1999, The Roots crew released their Eve (of Destruction) and Erykah Badu featured single single “You Got Me”. While penning the song, Philly’s Jill Scott recorded her own version before being replaced by Erykah on The Roots’ Things Fall Apart. Six year’s after the original Jill Scott version was released on 2001′s Home Grown! The Beginner s Guide to Understanding the Roots Volume 1. Take a listen to both versions and just try to pick a clear winner on whose was better. Don’t worry, I’ll wait…



Jill Scott


Erykah Badu

And for an added bonus, check out this 2dope performance of the Grammy Award-winning song that The Roots and Jill Scott gave that can be found on The Roots Come Alive.

Young Jeezy – R.I.P f. 2 Chainz (BTS Pics)

A couple friends (T.I., Nelly, Big Sean, etc) and a couple offensive bishes assist out on the upcoming visual from Jeezy’s It’s Tha World mixtape. Check the rest of the flicks after the jump.

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Mister Cee’s Big Pun Tribute Mix

In light of the 13th anniversary of Big Pun’s untimely passing, Mister Cee dedicates his Throwback At Noon segment to the late rapper.

DOWNLOAD: Mister Cee’s Big Pun Tribute Mix

Mister Cee’s Best Of Tuesdays Mix: 112 & Jagged Edge Edition

During my Junior High and High School days it was absolutely impossible to turn on the radio and not hear a record from these two groups. And for this week’s Best Of Tuesdays mix on Hot97, Mister Cee dedicates his Throwback at Noon segment to the R&B groups.

DOWNLOAD: Mister Cee’s Best Of Tuesdays Mix: 112 & Jagged Edge Edition [via]

Baltimore Ravens vs San Francisco 49ers (Super Bowl XLVII)

In three hours, the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers will be squaring off for Super Bowl XLVII. So I figured I’d put up a post to let y’all get your pre-game shit talk in. If you know personally or follow me on Twitter and/or Instagram you know I’m a #NinerFaithful and I’m rooting for that Red & Gold all day. Let’s go!

Cobaine Ivory (of CharlieRED) – The Colours Mixes: Crimson (Mix)

The DJ/producer behind CharlieRED w/ Rocki Evans is jump starting a monthly series. Mixing everything from dub-step to pop, hip hop to soul, grime to Latin and Bollywood, etc. No genre is left unturned as Cobaine takes us on a wild journey through music. Click and enjoy.

And if you haven’t already, be sure to grab CharlieRED’s Religion EP!

Your 2Dope Opinion: Do You Want a G-Unit Reunion?

So what does Game do when Banks is saying nada, Yayo misses the old days, 50 Cent thinks a reunion is “unlikely” and Buck is locked up? Starts a petition for an official G-Unit reunion on Facebook (w/ Swagg-Ink) of course.

The petition has just under 5k signatures at the time of this post so if you’d like to add to that click here. My question is this though, would y’all actually want to see these guys back together? I was unquestionably a fan of them back in the day but times have changed. Do you think the changes each artist has gone through would mess with their chemistry? Would it even be an ‘honest’ reunion or just a ploy for money? Let us know your thoughts on the whole thing in the comment section below.

Reality Check w/ Punch & Terrace Martin (Podcast)

In the 21st installment of the homegirls Jasfly and NYdelight‘s Reality Check podcast, TDE’s president Punch and Terrace Martin made a special guest appearance (27:00 mark). Once the ball gets rolling in the discussion, Punch speaks on Top Dawg Entertainment’s rise in the industry, the failed deal with Warner, building their web presence from the beginning and much more.

Frank Ocean – Forrest Gump (BTS Pics)

When he’s not getting into fights with Chris Brown, Frank Ocean is still hard at work promoting Channel ORANGE. Up next? A video for “Forrest Gump” and you can check some behind-the-scenes shots after the jump.

Justin Timberlake – Suit & Tie f. Jay-Z (BTS Pics)

With the release date of The 20/20 Experience now revealed (March 19th), JT and Jay-Z hit the streets of LA to shoot the video for “Suit & Tie.” Check a couple other shots after the jump.

How Many Albums Is LongLiveA$AP Predicted To Sell In Its First Week?

According to Hits Daily Double A$AP Rocky’s major label debut will land at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts, selling between 130,000 and 140,000 copies. If those numbers hold up, it’ll be another dope accomplishment for the rapper, who has already struck gold with “Fuckin’ Problems.”

Head down bottom for an interview with Rocky on why he’s rad on Givenchy clothing. Yeah, I know. Another interview about fashion.

PREVIOUS: A$AP Rocky Speaks On “1 Train” Origins (Video)

Your 2Dope Review Of T.I.’s Trouble Man

If I were to offer a review of Tip’s new album Trouble Man it would be majorly positive. Pretty much enjoying the LP from beginning to end. But, this isn’t about my thoughts. It’s about yours! So just as we’ve done with Big Boi, Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Joe Budden and Fabolous; the DopeHouse is asking y’all to jump in the c-section and offer up your thoughts on the eighth studio album from the ATLien. Favorite tracks? Anything you would’ve left off? You know the drill…

SFR Presents: Strictly Scientific (Mixed by Aupheus)

Strange Famous Records’ Aupheus provides his signature “doom-bap” touch on a 2dope mix of hip hop joints (LL Cool J, Kool G Rap, Fat Boys, Run-DMC, etc) released from 1985-88. Hit the jump to stream/download.

* Stetsasonic ‎– Just Say Stet (1985) (Strictly Scientific Mix)
* Hurby’s Machine Featuring Antoinette ‎– I Got An Attitude (1987) (Frontiers of Science Mix)
* Jewel “T” and L.T.C. ‎– Believe It Or Not (1986) (Visionary Movements Mix)
* D.J. Polo & Kool G. Rap ‎– Rikers Island (1987) (Buzzsaw Chop)
* Joeski Love ‎– Pee-Wee’s Dance (1986) (Pee-Wee in Space Mix)
* L.L. Cool J – THE BREAKTHROUGH (1987) (Section 9 Mix)
* Fat Boys ‎– Are You Ready For Freddy (1988) (Cyberdyne Systems Mix)
* Public Enemy – Raise the Roof (1987) (Lost Details Mix)
* Run-DMC – Perfection (1986) (Quiet Minds Mix)

Killer Mike & Trackstar The DJ Present: Educated Villains Radio ep.2 (Podcast)

In episode two of Killer Mike and Trackstar’s Educated Villains podcast, Mike speaks on his successful 2012, shares highlights from the Coachella Cruise, including freestyling on DJ Z-Trip’s set as the Mayan calendar didn’t kill us all and El-P being called racist for refusing to buy Bahamian trinkets. On the music side of things, they premiere Killer Mike’s freeverse over Trinidad James “All Gold Everything,” and play other tunes from the likes of Royce Da 5’9″, Raekwon, ScHoolboy Q, Action Bronson and more.

If you missed out the first time around, grab the premiere episode right here.

Curren$y Speaks On Possible Live In Concert Plans

As we all know, plans for Spitta and Wiz Khalifa’s highly anticipated reunion LP, Live In Concert, to drop last summer was scrapped due to sample issues (call it the “Mac Miller Rule”). Now, Curren$y took to his the Twitter to ask for his fans’ thoughts on the possible future of the album:

Would you actually purchase the album now? Deliver your thoughts in the c-section below.

Tonedeff & PackFM Presents: Tacos & Chocolate Milk ep.24 (Podcast)

Tonedeff and PackFM kick off their new year with the 24th episode of their ongoing Tacos & Chocolate Milk podcast. Recorded earlier today, the two talk about their new year’s resolutions, being right about everything, anarchy and take a healthy dose of listener mail.

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DOWNLOAD: Tonedeff & PackFM Presents: Tacos & Chocolate Milk ep.24 (Podcast)

Your 2Dope Opinion: Who Is Gonna Drop The Best Project in 2013?

Earlier on Twitter I asked who would be dropping the first dope project of the New Year. Responses came in quickly with the likes of ScHoolboy Q, Joe Budden, Ab-Soul & JMSN and others. Bringing the question to the DopeHouse though, I wanted to expand the horizon and see what y’all thought about the entire year. With releases from A$AP Rocky (Long.Live.A$AP), Joe Budden (No Love Lost), Ab-Soul & JMSN (Unit 6), ScHoolboy Q (Oxymoron), J. Cole (Born Sinner), Big Sean (Hall Of Fame), Pusha T (My Name Is My Name), Ghostface Killah (Twelve Reasons To Die), Fabolous (Loso’s Way 2: Rise to Power), Talib Kweli (Prisoner Of Conscious), 50 Cent (Street King Immortal), KiD CuDi (Indicud), Eminem (TBA) and countless others already planned; and hopeful albums from Jay-Z, Kanye West, Drake, Andre 3000 (hey… I can wish), Young Jeezy, etc; 2013 seems like it could be quite good.

The question I’d like to ask y’all is: who is gonna drop the best project? Take a journey to the c-section below and let us know!