Audio: Joints of the Week
Jay-Z & Diddy - "Maybe" (Produced By Sean C & LV)
Nas & Rick Ross (ft Kevin Cossom) - "Usual Suspects"
Young Jeezy & Ludacris - "Go Girl"
French Montana (ft Jadakiss) - "New York Minute"
Jadakiss (ft Raekwon & Ghostface Killah) - "Cartel Gathering"
T.I.'s Final Performance
Hours prior to being handed down sentencing of one year and a day in federal prison. Rapper T.I. surprised the Atlanta crowd with an impromptu show Friday, March 27th alongside Grand Hustle's newest star B.o.B.
T.I. is slated to clock in for his bid no later than May 19th this year.
T.I.'s Last Press Conference Before Prison Bid
ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Rap star T.I. was sentenced in Atlanta federal court Friday to one year and one day in prison and ordered to pay a $100,300 fine on weapons charges related to purchasing machine guns and silencers.
The rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, reached the terms of the sentence in a plea agreement with prosecutors last year.
"I would like to say thank you to some, and apologize to others," Harris said at his sentencing. "In my life, I have been placed in the worst-case scenario and had to make the best of it," he said. "Most often, things I have learned have been from trial and error. I knew no way to protect myself than to arm myself." He was dressed in a grey suit and black shirt and tie.
Harris, 28, also was sentenced to some property forfeiture, supervised release for three years after his prison sentence, 365 days of home confinement and 1,500 hours of community service. He has already served 305 days of home confinement and 1,030 hours of service. He also must undergo DNA testing and drug counseling, cannot own firearms and must submit to reasonable searches and a financial audit.
"We are very pleased with the result in this case," U.S. Attorney David E. Nahmias said. "Mr. Harris has received a significant penalty for the serious firearms offenses he committed.
"His prison sentence was reduced from what it might have been, but the public got something very significant in exchange: the extensive and unique community service program that Mr. Harris committed to doing when he pleaded guilty.
"By all accounts, his community service has been a remarkable success -- it certainly exceeded our expectations -- and there is still more to come when he gets out of prison."
Audio: Joints of the Week
Method Man & Redman feat. U.G.K. - "City Lights"
Kurupt - "Dream"
Ludacris & Shawnna - "Everybody Drunk"
Wale feat. Lady Gaga - "Chillin'"
Juelz Santana - "Shake That Ass For Daddy"
Pimp C feat. Lil Wayne - "Let's Talk Money"
Dawn of a New Death Row
The New and Re-touchable Death Row Records has new life breathing into it's lungs. Sold for $18 million in auction to WIDEAwake Entertainment last year. From The later Death Row cast, Danny Boy, Crooked I, Lisa 'Left-Eye' Lopez straight back to Solaar recording studio reels under Future Shock Entertainment. Waaaay back.
HipHopDX holds an exclusive interview with WIDEAwake/Death Row CEO Lara Lavi and Senior Vice President John Payne. Read plans for the new and re-touched Row.
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Video: Big Daddy Kane Story (Full)
Big Daddy Kane's full documentary. 16 minute presentation, don't sleep on this!
St Ides Double Up - 80 Ounces to the bounce!
KK Clothing presents: St. Ides commercial double-up! In the naughty nineties, drink of choice was the crooked I 40 ounce malt liquor. Hip-hop's finest dropped spots for brews, cheers.
Tupac and Snoop Dogg's spot:
Jay-Z Brings the Nets to Brooklyn. That's Game!
Co-owner of the New Jersey Nets NBA team, Jay-Z makes major moves once again and wins in favour of bringing the franchise back to his New York hood. The Nets were originally a New York team when they started in the 1960's.
"The Nets CEO Bretty Yormark recently confirmed and announced the dates fans can expect them to make the move. “We’ll be there for the 2011-2012 season,” Yormark said in a statement. “We’ve pre-sold 20 percent of our suites…We’ve got eight of our 14 founding partnerships already completely signed. Next week, we’ll announce our ninth.”
Next move, acquiring King James.
Live: Public Enemy in Concert @ BB Kings
Public Enemy is one of Hip-Hop's greatest and most storied groups. Their sonic legacy combines cultural relevance, social consciousness, dope lyrics, and awesome production. That combination brought forth some of the greatest music in Hip-Hop history and as a consequence one of the very best stage shows ever.
Tonight, celebrating controversial member Flavor Flav's 50th (yes 50th) birthday bash, PE will be performing LIVE @ BB Kings in New York City. Your friends here at AllHipHop are giving you a front row seat to the event, broadcasting LIVE and in living color.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the show. Public Enemy is truly one of the best stage acts that Hip-Hop has ever had. For you aspiring artists, take note. For you young fans, this is why the old heads are always so hard to impress, and to you old heads, you finally have something to tide you over and to check for. Classic Hip-Hop on your favorite site.
Jay-Z Report: Be a Business, Man
The hip-hop entrepreneurial magnate, Mr. Shawn Carter is more than a top-shelf line of liquor, clothing, fragrances, New Jersey Nets, sports bars, hotels and a 40 million sold album catalogue - Jay-Z has become the new Black-Jew. His empire has developed into one of the most successful in the world. His blueprints are worthy of notable study.
Apart from an overused slogan for hiphop.sh, in all sincerity click below and peep game!