Of all the rappers I’ve shot throughout the years, Talib Kweli remains one of my favorite. His energy is explosive from beginning to end and he always gives you an unforgettable show every time. I shot Talib quite a few times but here are some of my favorites from the ‘Taking It To The Streets’ […]
I got the distinct pleasure of meeting Jason Derulo a few years before he blew up. I was in L.A. shooting for another artist, Pryzlezz, who featured Jason on one of his tracks and video. Even though he was super skinny-quiet dude you could feel the talent oozing out of him. I called it a […]
I expected this track to be banging my eardrums to pieces but M.O.P. proves once again they can pretty much destroy any beat. It’s much smoother than you’ll be used to hearing them rap over and Maino just adds to the ruggedness of the flows.
Just like that Jermaine Cole is back with a new album. But this time he is taking his strategy to the next level, which means no strategy. Just dropping the album for the masses on December 9th. “This time I’m releasing no singles, just the album. See you in 3 weeks. Thank you for the […]
If Big Daddy Kane would have battled anyone in the 80’s, I would have bet a 3 piece, honey bun and a grape soda that he would have came out victorious. Even if the opponent was Rakim Allah. In this interview with VladTV he discusses how he almost battled Kool Moe Dee. He also touched […]
You have to take these types of things with a grain of salt, but supposedly the tracklist to “Paris” leaked today. So take it for what it’s worth but this maybe how the next Kanye West album will look. Hopefully the new album will give us that classic Yeezy sound.
I’m not a rapper so how can I possibly discuss anything about the rap world you ask? Here’s how. I’ve been involved in every facet of this rap shit for the last 20 years. I’ve produced, I’ve written, I’ve been an A&R, I’ve deejayed, I’ve promoted, I’ve marketed and blah, blah, blah. Everything I’ve done […]
Last night I got a chance to check out the Dynamic Duo of Meth & Red and lets just just say I underestimated their show. When I say they bring energy, thats even an understatement. I was really considering not going and I am very glad I didn’t miss it. When seeing them perform it […]
In order to satisfy my inner “hood n*gga” I listen to ridiculous amounts of trap/dopeboy music. This new Yo Gotti remix of “Errrbody” featuring Lil Wayne and Ludacris is no exception. It goes extra hard. That is all. https://soundcloud.com/user3105090/yo-gotti-feat-lil-wayne-and-ludacris-errrbody-remix ps…..LUDA SNAPPED
Kendrick Lamars new single, “I”, is a little pop (ish) but that’s expected when you sample “That Lady” from the Isley Brothers for the 800th time. I can’t complain though. It’s his first single since 2012. Take a listen below and let us know what you think. https://soundcloud.com/topdawgent/i-1
Though my weekend was mad busy I still found time to ramble through my blogs of choice for some new music. Nothing was sticking until….I came across that new joint by 2 Chainz featuring Young Thug called “Dresser/Lil Boy”. It goes pretty hard. So hard; I was sneaking listens all weekend whenever my lady-friend wasn’t […]
Singer, writer, inventor* and father of frank Ocean is suing Russell Simmons for $142 million. Calvin Cooksey (Frank Oceans pops) claims he was “unfairly portrayed as a horrible father on Simmons Website, Global Grind” according to TMZ. According to Cooksey, Frank was taken away and hidden from him after the age of 5. Besides lying […]
ATLANTA (September 10, 2014) – 3D The Boss is celebrating yet another milestone! The W Atlanta – Midtown announced today the first-ever collaboration with an Atlanta Native Pop group to advance the hotel’s marketing platform. The pop trio 3D The Boss scored the soundtrack of the hotel’s W Insider Video, which will be used to […]
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a huge 50 Cent fan. I am not, however, a big fan of G-Unit. That all changed today. All the G-Unit members dropped a freestyle*, “Jump Jump”, with the L.A. Leakers and well…they snapped. I must say that LLoyd Banks went the hardest but you be the judge. […]
That came out wrong. I mean rappers I’ve photographed. I’ve had the distinct pleasure of photographing some of my favorite performers/rappers over the past few years. Since no one really cares but me, I thought I’d use the site as a way to force-feed it into your eyeballs. I’m not the best photographer but I […]
Kanye West is winning in life if you ask me, he’s a top music producer, music artist, clothing designer, not to mention his wife is cream of the crop. Now I find out he has skills on the court, yep that’s right he’s a hooper. Coming from the Midwest there’s a lot of basketball going […]
So, we can finally put this story to rest….Your Old Droog is a white dude from Brooklyn, like he said from the beginning, and Nas apparently has nothing to do with him. He used the ominous gossip contrived by the media to push his career ahead a few steps; and rightfully so. While Droog obviously digs […]
Rap legend Scarface takes the stage with Living Colour, so you know magic was created.
If you live in a cave you probably haven’t been watching the never-ending saga of Your Old Droog. Half of the industry believes he is actually Nas. Others believe he’s a white kid from Brooklyn that is nice with the bars. While the similarities are uncanny, I personally don’t think it’s Nas. I’m not going to […]
You ever wondered what that moment was like when Pete Rock found the sample for “The World Is Yours” or how initially Nas got signed? All of your questions will be answered thanks to Spotify’s “Landmark” interviews. Not only does Nas recount the making of Illmatic, but we also get to hear from original producers […]