The title should say it all, Yo! MTV Raps is back!!! Now don’t go getting all super-excited, it is only for a special airing on Dec. 4th. But you never know what it could lead to if the ratings are through the roof. The show will feature the original show’s hosts, Fab 5 Freddy, Ed Lover and Doctor Dre and will have Q-Tip, Ice Cube, Wiz Khalifa, Questlove, Busta Rhymes, Young Jeezy, Phife, Common and much more as special guests.
I would rather MTV treat this special as a new show, as opposed to a memory lane episode. Let’s show the younger cats how we used to do it.
Chris Tucker shares why he has no interest in starring in any sequels to the 1995 comedy classic “Friday.”
Tucker, who plays the role of “Smokey” on Friday, says that he still has fans requesting his appearance in a sequel to Friday, but he refuses, stating he would rather direct his time into “making more classics,”
In an interview with V-103’s Ryan Cameron and Rashan Ali, Tucker said “I appreciate that they want me to do another one…I appreciate that it’s a classic, that was my first movie and I wanted it to be good…but we’re gonna do some new stuff and make more classics.”
He added that he never intended on acting in a sequel to the original Friday, and would rather play more serious roles, as opposed to comedies.
“I always wanted to keep moving, do something different…I really wanna do some serious stuff. A lot of people haven’t seen that side of me…I’m looking forward to doing that different type of stuff.”
A few days ago BET released info on the participants of it’s annual cypher. And even though the majority of the names didn’t really hip my hop, the Cube x Run X Sons did peak my interest. I wonder what type of flow will be kicked by these kin folk? And something is telling me that Diggy may outshine them all. Cube had a few things to say about the cypher in his latest blog entry.
What up fam?
Last night I stood on a roof in Brooklyn wit my 2 sons (OMG & Doughboy) and the “King of Rock” Rev. Run wit his 2 sons (Diggy & Jo Jo) and we did the BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher. We killed it. Me and Run had 16 bars and our boys had 8 bars a piece. We had DJ Premier on the wheels and it was a beautiful night.
Ya’ll don’t understand. I was a straight fan last night. I grew up on Run-DMC and having a chance to do a cypher wit the legendary DJ Run was a bucket list moment for ya’ boy. It was all love of course and we talked about a line he said in ’83 that set it all off, “If you say you heard my rhymes we’re gonna have to fight, Cause I just made the mothafuckas up last night!” Now that’s hip-hop. Just wanted to share that wit ya’ll. On my way back to Cali…
You know you have been in the game long when you can get on a song with your sons and they look like you can go have a beer with them. Ice Cube is a real OG!
So when he recruited his two boys — OMG and Doughboy — to appear on his upcoming album, I Am the West, Cube had to make sure the tracks they rapped on were a good fit. He ended up featuring them on the Bangladesh-produced “She Couldn’t Make It on Her Own” and “Y’all Know How I Am.”
“When I heard the ['She Couldn't Make It on Her Own'] beat, I knew wanted to do a song with my sons. The beat feels young to me. I didn’t want them to come out on something that really wasn’t their personality. Their personality, they ain’t from the ‘hood. They didn’t have to grow up like that, like I did. So I wanted them to do something that showed their personality. I put them on a track that wasn’t strictly a gangsta-rap track, that was fun and something they could come off on.”
OMG and Doughboy are following in the footsteps of other young artists who hope to shine on the mic like their famous fathers, including Cory Gunz (Peter Gunz), Justice (GZA) and Lil Eazy-E (Eazy-E).
The former N.W.A star is a fan of his sons, naturally, but he said the pair still have some work to do to match his skills. “They dope. They still ain’t better than me, but they dope. I’m impressed. I’m really impressed by what they doing.”
Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. and Autumn Games have announced the release date for Def Jam Rapstar, the first true interactive Hip-Hop music game experience. Developed by 4mm Games, Terminal Reality and Def Jam Interactive, Def Jam Rapstar will be available in North America on October 5, 2010 and in Europe the week of November 2, 2010 for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment sy … Read More