Monthly Archives: October 2012

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Big Boi too cool. 🙂

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We back in the lab , @littledragonflicks and BIG #viciousliesanddangerousrumors

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The Firm LP Turns 15: Hip-hop heads refer to the mid-’90s with reverence. Rap producers had the Midas touch and MCs were steadily establishing a base in the commercial industry. Nas, AZ and a young Foxy Brown were all celebrating tremendous success as solo artists, so their natural inclination was to form a supergroup based on an idea Nas and AZ had been tossing back and forth for years, as heard on Nas’ “Affirmative Action.”

The Firm LP Turns 15: Hip-hop heads refer to the mid-’90s with reverence. Rap producers had the Midas touch and MCs were steadily establishing a base in the commercial industry. Nas, AZ and a young Foxy Brown were all celebrating tremendous success as solo artists, so their natural inclination was to form a supergroup based on an idea Nas and AZ had been tossing back and forth for years, as heard on Nas’ “Affirmative Action.”

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SWV Debut Turns 20: Leanne “Lelee” Lyons, Cheryl “Coko” Clemons, and Tamara “Taj” Johnson were the first R&B girl group of the 1990s who were capable of some serious harmonizing while proudly connecting to the youthful nature of hip-hop.

SWV Debut Turns 20: Leanne “Lelee” Lyons, Cheryl “Coko” Clemons, and Tamara “Taj” Johnson were the first R&B girl group of the 1990s who were capable of some serious harmonizing while proudly connecting to the youthful nature of hip-hop.

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🙂 Look at Stalley. Best tempered rapper on MMG. Not bad with the lyrics either. Odd to see him with all these chains on. LOL.

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Heard this a week ago for the first time. Eh. 7/10. 😦

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Slice 9, “Another One [Remix]” feat. B.O.B., Future & Dro, prod. by Mike WILL Made It: Slice 9, part of the rap collective The Tomorrows, dropped the original to this track quite a while ago. Not really my steez but it’s climbing the charts here in Atlanta- and you know how that goes. Only a matter of time before it hits the national wave. A few days ago, this remix dropped with Future, Dro and B.O.B., so yeah, with those type co-signs- along with Mike WILL’s backing- Slice’ll definitely be on 106th in no time. Consider this your intro.

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Trinidad James- “All Gold Everything”: Further evidence of what makes this guy kinda fly- he honestly doesn’t seem to give a fuck. LOL. Went to the screening of this video a couple weeks back. Atlanta media’s golden boy, Maurice Garland, did the hosting/Inside the Rappers’ Studio-type Q&A and I learned that Trini is VERY new to this hip hop thing. The visual, directed by the Motion Family team, is lovely. Enjoy kids.

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Trinidad James. Southside representer. They say he’s the next one to watch out the A. I like that he acknowledges a lack of bars. Cool as hell though.

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In 1997, Bad Boy Records was experiencing a rebirth of sorts. In March of that year, the imprint had lost its anchor, The Notorious B.I.G. after the popular emcee was gunned down in Los Angeles. Diddy (or Puff Daddy, as he was then known) had momentarily lost his footing on the “street” side of rap, but the label was on the cusp of introducing a whole new style with the October release of Ma$e’s Harlem World. The young rapper from uptown brought fun back to the genre with his playful lyrics, flashy aesthetic and toothy, child-like grin.

In 1997, Bad Boy Records was experiencing a rebirth of sorts. In March of that year, the imprint had lost its anchor, The Notorious B.I.G. after the popular emcee was gunned down in Los Angeles. Diddy (or Puff Daddy, as he was then known) had momentarily lost his footing on the “street” side of rap, but the label was on the cusp of introducing a whole new style with the October release of Ma$e’s Harlem World. The young rapper from uptown brought fun back to the genre with his playful lyrics, flashy aesthetic and toothy, child-like grin.

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In honor of the 15-year anniversary of Get It How U Live!!, The BoomBox has Mannie Fresh share his memories, inspiration and personal stories behind the project’s 15 featured tracks. Lil Wayne’s songwriting skills, jailed “hot boys” and inspiration from Jay-Z included.

In honor of the 15-year anniversary of Get It How U Live!!, The BoomBox has Mannie Fresh share his memories, inspiration and personal stories behind the project’s 15 featured tracks. Lil Wayne’s songwriting skills, jailed “hot boys” and inspiration from Jay-Z included.