Joaquin “Waah” Dean On ‘The Combat Jack Show’


You think you know the scope of the Ruff Ryders history? You heard all the stories about DMX, Eve, “The L.O.X.” Swizz Beats and the Def Jam takeover? Co-founder Joaquin “Waah” Dean takes the history back to the ground zero of Hip Hop with Kool Herc, to the legendary DMX vs Jay Z battle, to taking over the history and more. No shiny suits will be worn during the listening of this episode. Nothing but #BlockWork here b.



Video: Roc Marciano Interview w/ Forbez DVD

Roc Marciano Explains His Name And His Dream Project With MF Doom

I bid you ADIEU: “JOE OLIVER-acquaintance, mystery man, clown”

Thanks to Jonathan Capehart and Mr. O’Donnell’s guests we now know Mr. Oliver is of no importance to the Trayvon Martin case. Mr. Oliver is more a far-fetched acquaintance of Mr. Zimmerman, not the uncle figure he claimed to be on other news outlet. We can now move forward to have this guy face justice.

The White Girl Rap Battle Heats Up: “SNOW THA PRODUCT SPEAKS”

She introduces herself and where she came from in the music industry, getting lots of views on youtube, her exotic look, being compared to other female rappers such as Kreayshawn and V-Nasty, disadvantages of being a female MC, new mixtape w/ Whoo Kid “Unorthodox” & much more!


Unorthodox 0.5 Tracklist

01. Might Make It – prod. by Omeguh
02. Unorthodox – prod. by Redhook Noodles
03. I’m All That – prod. by Pumba
04. Woke Wednesday – prod. by SuperStar O
05. Good Girls – prod. by Essay Potna
06. Like That – prod. by Pumba
07. Holy S*** – prod. by Hannibal Hector of The Nominees
08. Vaquero – prod. by Pumba
09. Drunk Love (Rmx) – prod. by Pumba
10. Bet You Won’t – prod. by AR Beats
11. Maria Felix – prod. by Pumba
12. Beast Mode – prod. by Hannibal Hector of The Nominess
13. High Def – prod. Keise on da Track
14. Telemundo – prod. by Snow
15. Hey Girl – prod. Smoke Beatz
16. Till Death – prod. Essay Potna
17. Starry Eyed – prod. by Redhook Noodles


Method Man Disappointed in Previous Albums, Wants To Abandon Pothead Image


Method Man recently caught up with The Come Up Show following a recent performance in Canada.  Meth talks about staking his claim with a classic LP on his next album and getting rid of his pothead image… Check it out.

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By Matt Diehl
Photography Jacob Sutton

What makes me different from everybody else just boils down to dissatisfaction,” exclaims rapper-producer Jay Electronica. “The bar is so low in rap—mediocrity is king! Who’s really trying to push the boundaries and move forward? Who’s really trying to come up with a new approach and make me feel wild?” The answer, of course, is Jay Electronica. Born Timothy Tredford in New Orleans, the now Brooklyn-based, 34-year-old Electronica embodies a series of compelling contradictions. On the one hand, he runs with a bold-faced crowd, collaborating with the likes of Nas and Diddy and fathering a daughter with neo-soul star Erykah Badu. On the other, he might very well be one of the most consistently striving—and innovative—artists in hip-hop today. Releasing most of his music free via the Internet, Electronica creates grittily addictive bangers, like his hit “Exhibit C,” though he’s just as apt to drop a track like “Act 1: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge)”—a 15-minute musique concrete surreal symphony. “He looks like he’s an alien,” Badu intones on “Act 1 . . . ,” offering an assessment of Electronica that pretty much sums up the general feel of his music: diverse, complex, and mythically not of this world. After appearing this month as part of this year’s Q-Tip- and The Roots–curated edition of the Hennessy Artistry tour, Electronica will finish prepping his highly anticipated, first commercially released album, Act II: Patients Of Nobility (the turn), which is due in stores before the end of the year. The record was crafted during a globetrotting odyssey that saw him venture all over Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. “People are afraid to go into an environment they are completely unfamiliar with,” he explains. “For me, my life is a journey. Nothing against Drake, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Kanye West, but they’re in a certain kind of machine that doesn’t afford them the freedom to do that.” He adds: “The greats have always been the people who gave you of themselves, as opposed to just giving you a product.”