Claiming you want change, Give you glam and give you fame. Just a slave with your own chain. Now you made in the game singing, “No Love For Us.”
Tunji Ige’s The Love Project is above all a coming-of-age story, concentrating on Tunji’s life from ages 16 to 19. It’s a meditation on him as a young, black teenager dealing with relationships, rebellion, and the pressure to be cool. “For Us” is the opening song. Tunji says, “‘For Us’ I feel is a critique on the social climate as well as what someone like me has to battle through, being myself, especially with where I’m at. I’m an up-and-coming artist but still a young black kid who could be a victim to the system. ‘For Us’ is the conscience to balance this transition: Do you let it get to your head or do you keep pushing?”
This ill visual was directed by Josh Goldenberg… definitely feeling this one. ~ Missy B
Rosenberg chats with Havoc and Prodigy about what happened, how they changed and what the focus is in an in depth interview. Today is the release of their latest “The Infamous” which marks 20 years of the duo. I supported them at their album release party at the Red Bull Stations along with many fans and fellow emcees like 50 Cent, Busta, Statik Selekt, Big Kap and many more. The deluxe version includes includes some never heard before tracks from 1995 which had been sitting in a vault!
There is ONLY one Mobb Deep like there is only ONE Krs-One or WU-Tang…some things just can’t be copied, maybe imitated but never copied, you know?
It is never easy, it takes work, it takes love and again work to make it through 20 years. Obviously it took some forgiveness and brotherly love to come back together again and that to me deserves a round of applause. It’s a great example and an awesome event to share with the fans.
Shirt was born on the Upper West Side and grew up in Queens.
Not much more is known, though it’s quite possible he has a mother and father, a couple of brothers, as well as extended family. Though he’s been spotted at times “smiling with people”, nobody claims to definitively know him. Most, “can’t call it”.
In 2013, the rapper supposedly fucked Rihanna and dropped the “AUTOMATIC” video.
Other things happened also.
At press time, Shirt was said to be on a “luxury barge” “somewhere on the Hudson”. It’s said this is where the rapper does his most inspired writing throughout the New York winter.
Illa hails from the NW and has been a constant music representative of the area. “Bad Bish” featuring fellow Portland emcee, Faceshawn, is a song bragging about his new found love. Directed by Colin Stewart and Illa himself they take off in the classic Porsche as well as capture some local images. For more go to www.illababy.com
Privileged to know these gents and again proud of the message…
“Shots in the Dark” is a smooth gangsta track with a true story laced over a gritty beat.
The family of BUCKTOWN USA just celebrated their 10 Year Anniversary the other night in NYC with an amazing show.
Make sure you follow the movement and continue to
Director: Lisa “Cynical” Smith for Bucktown USA Films
Assistant Director: Jamiyl Campbell
Director of Photography: Gordon Franklin
Camera Operator: Rudolph Carty
Production Assistant: Oveta Clinton
Editor: Darrell A. Yates
Art Director: Phillip Shung
Song produced by Beatnick & K-Salaam
Maino dropped “Tupac Problems” directed by H.O.O.D. from his K.O.B. project which is available now! So many identified (and still do) with Tupac for his struggles, issues and strive to be human in a system set up with many potholes and cliffs where we have to DAILY chose good from bad. It seems more and more that the problems are becoming bigger and more frequent in these times. Maino is never short on sharing his feelings and emotions. He dedicated this song/video to the late Schriff “ST’ Williams who was murdered in East NY last Oct. To my understanding his murder is still unsolved even though there was surveillance video from the diner near by.
More and more NYC is tired of being “dead” to the music industry so it seems the radio and artists are standing up to take the airwaves back over. Maino had recently tweeted, “Leadership’s not about a title but about a way of doing things.” The self-proclaimed ‘King of Brooklyn’ does run into the infamous haters and people who beg to differ but @Chase_Luchianosaid, “The only ppl who have a problem with Maino saying he the King of Brooklyn is ppl who ain’t even from Brooklyn.”
In the video Maino wears the infamous straight jacket that Pac wore on the VIBE Mag cover I believe came out in 1994. I fell in love over time as he ‘stands for something’ which to me is somewhat rare these days, especially in the rap community.
On a side note:
I am excited to hear what him and @JustinaMusic cooked up the other day in the studio!!
Had the pleasure of running into another one of my favorites last night…
SCRAM JONES aka the “Triple Threat” was smoozing with fellow friends Kool Herc, Jus Blaze & Statik Selektah at one of the dopest hiphop spots in NYC. If you don’t know him yet then I have to ask, “Where have you been?” Reading his bio could be a start or you could just play this dope anitmated video of his latest release “Fork in the Road” directed by Konee Rok!