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NEW MUSIC: Swizz Beatz presents DMX "Change Gonna Come" 

Swizz Beatz releases new music every monday... he calls it "Monster Mondays". this week he released a track on DMX called "Change Gonna Come"... check it out.


Meet CJ Hilton... Find out why i'm a HUGE fan

I haven't stopped RAVING about this young Baltimore singer/songwriter since i first became aware of him. He is nothing short of AMAZING to me, not only do i like his music.. i'm a fan.

There is a difference in liking a artist and being a actual FAN... a fan is someone who listens to your music in their spare time even when it's not on the radio... i find myself OFTEN listening to CJ's Mixtape "THE PACKAGE" hosted by Elba Iris from HBO's "The Wire".

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FREE formerly of 106 & Park releases a Mixtape EP 

In 2011 Free still remains one of the most likable, relatable & Natural TV host that our generation has seen. Ever since she left 106 & Park in 2005 myself and the rest of America have been patiently waiting for the lovely & Talented Miss Free to bless us with a album. I remember hearing her on a Whoo Kid mixtape singing "Caught Up" on a Barry White track... she sounded HOT! after hearing it... i remember thinking "she could definitely step into the Lauryn Hill rapper/singer lane."

I'm happy she released her mixtape titled "Free Tha Hard Way". My only gripe is... i wish it had more tracks :( i guess when a artist makes you feel like you want more... thats a good thing. there are some artist who i would prefer stop after 4 tracks (lol)... free is not one of them. The track i like most is called "Can I Live". You can download her mixtape EP for free HERE... Support our girl :)

For more on free visit her OFFICIAL website www.freesworld.com


Rick Ross signs gives Wale 44k Black Diamond Watch for signing to Maybach Music

Its official! Wale signs with Maybach Music Group. Rick Ross addresses bidding war rumors. Rick meets up with official MMG jeweler Johhny Dang and gets a $100,000 Super Bowl Maybach Music charm. Rozay gives Wale a $44,000 30 carat black diamond Cartier watch.


CNN reports: Former Bad Boy recording artist Shyne moves to Jerusalem, becomes Orthodox Jew

Former Bad Boy recording artist Shyne has officially changed his name from Jamal Michael Barrow to Moshe Levi Ben-David and moved to Jerusalem to live the life of a Orthodox Jew. He says becoming Jewish is not a decision he made while lock up for 9 years in jail, he studied judaism before going to jail... but once he was locked up he had lots of free time to study judaism.

MY THOUGHTS: Many years ago i watched Shyne on Bill Maher's "Politically Incorrect" TV show. This was back in His Bad Boy days (late 90s or early 2000s) he was very young (early 20s) and in the Prime of his career. He was not the typical artist you would see on that show. Usually they would have someone who is "known" to be politically knowledgeable.. Before seeing the show, i remember thinking to myself "Please don't let him make the hip hop community look bad"... After watching the show i was speechless!! i had to APPLAUD him. i was sooooo impressed with him and amazed at his level of intelligence. He is a HIGHLY intelligent person and very knowledgeable on worldly politics. In other words "he's NO dummy"... I'm sure he put A LOT of thought into his decision to become a Orthodox Jew.

A lot of people say Shyne has lost his mind and this decision to be a Orthodox Jew makes no sense. People may never understand his reason for the switch, but it's not for US to understand. It's his life and his path. In my opinion I believe every human being should follow their own path in life. Do what works for YOU, not everyones path is the same. Find your own peace and Happiness and don't allow others to tell you what works best for your life. Check out the CNN story.


Shaq and Hoopz to make reality show "she's my first female best friend besides my mother"

There's something about Shaq & Hoopz relationship that i just love... maybe it's the goofiness of it. I think their relatonship (from what i see) is adorable. They act like two little kids around each other. You rarely see them together without them both smiling ear to ear. They seem to have the one thing every serious lasting relationship needs, a friendship! they seem to not only love each other but they genuinely LIKE and enjoy each others company.

“She’s my first female best friend, Shaq says, “besides my mother."
I been hearing about them being a couple for a while but never paid attention. what caught my attention was the HILARIOUS youtube video they put out with Shaq dressesd as a woman singing Beyonce's "Sweet Dreams" with Hoopz dressed as his pimp hyping him up... that video still cracks me up! you can tell they have fun together... fun is one small simple thing that's lacking in a lot of relationships... when you can be yourself and let your inner child out around someone... that's special!

Check out a recent Boston Globe interview on Shaq & Hoopz that tells How they came together as a couple, the upcoming reality show, plus see the infamous youtube video of Shaq dressed in drag & Hoopz as his pimp...

The Boston Globe reports, Hoopz is now filming a reality show based on her suburban life and her desire to become a women’s health and self-defense guru. Shaq, who she currently lives with, will be a part of the show.

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2 Live Crew's Luther Campbell running for mayor of Miami. Has plans for Stripper Tax

Uncle Luke has made it Official and is taking a run to be mayor of Miami-Dade County. As previously reported, Miami's current mayor Carlos Alvarez is facing a recall election on March 15th and one of his opponents is Uncle Luke.

The former 2 Live Crew frontman is dead serious with this endeavour and is taking this very seriously as he runs against County Commissioner Carloz Gimenez, Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina, former State Legislator Marcelo Llorente and others.Speaking with reporters, Luke stated,
“I'm mad frustrated. I get in my car, ride around Liberty City, and everything looks the same as when I was in the neighborhood growing up. I see the same crimes in the same areas. Officers and residents are still getting killed in the community I grew up in. I go to a city like Atlanta that has sensible affordable housing, and no one is being murdered.I go to Miami International Airport and see the same construction that has been going on for, like, a hundred years. All of that frustrates the hell out of me. Why aren't we getting it right in Miami-Dade? Why is our government only serving one set of people? That's what is pushing me to run.”
Luke plans to lower taxes and increase more affordable houses. He also plans to take what he is most known for and help stimulate the economy.He added,
“I think we can stimulate the economy with a tax on strippers. They make all this money and don't pay taxes. I'd take that cash and put it into a fund where it supports youth athletics for girls, like cheerleading or softball.”


Dipset member Juelz Santana is out on bail. Calls into HOT 97s Angie Martinez Show

Dipset member Juelz Santana is out on FULL $125k bail (no %10 deposit allowed) after being taken into police custody yesterday charged with four counts of gun and drug charges. Juelz called into the HOT 97 Angie Martinez Show to explain the situation and clear up some rumors.
"they put me down as selling dime bags of weed... that's a joke. there's alot of comments sayin oh he's sellin dime bags of weed is he messed up? never in the case of history will you catch Juelz sellin no dime bags"


NEW MUSIC: Ski Beatz ft Locksmith "LOCK"

It's no secret how i feel about West Coast "Bay Area" Rapper "Locksmith" i think he's DOPE!!! lyrically speaking i can't even name too many MC's from the North, South, East or the West who i feel can last in the ring with this guy, he's a verbal BEAST! Under the guidence of the Legendary West Coast producer E-A-Ski Locksmith has been droppin alot of HEAT lately thats getting him a lot of attention.

Lock is currently in New York recording with one of Hip Hop's most respected producers "Ski Beatz" who is most known for producing "Dead Presidents" on Jay Z's Classic Reasonable Doubt album. he also prodced on the In My Lifetime Vol 1 album and several others. Lock & Ski are teaming up for several collabo's on Ski's EP titled "Embedded". "This is a Great look for Locksmith and Ski to come together. When asked about working with Ski Beatz Lock says..
"from working with E- A-Ski and working also with Ski Beatz, it's been a huge blessing. The best of both Ski's"
when asked what's his recording experience in New York City been like Lock say's...
"being in NYC is an incredible learning experience it has exposed me to the essence of Hip Hop".
Check Out Ski Beatz ft Locksmith "LOCK" video below... for more on Locksmith visit his Official website HERE. Watch out for this artist. It's just a matter of time!


Dr Dre's Detox Album Official Release date moved to April 1st (April Fools Day)... is he fooling us?  

I don't know what to say about this new detox release date... according beatsbydre.com April 1st is the Official release date for the Detox album. Is Dre pulling our leg? lol, He's been keeping us waiting for so long... this April Fools release date scares me (good marketing plan tho). I'll keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best. I'm a HUGE fan of Dre's albums, i hope he actually puts it out this year.