Video: DJ Premier Interviewed by Peter Rosenberg
Speaking of Gang Starr, the man behind the music was interviewed by Peter Rosenberg at the 92nd Street Y (Jewish cultural centre, New York City) yesterday. DJ Premier dropped knowledge on who the best rappers and producers are, the memories of Biggie Smalls and the making of "Nas Is Like". Street knowledge in Yiddish - RIP
Throwback: "Just To Get A Rep" by Guru
"Some might say he's a dummy, but he's stickin' you and taking all your money." - Guru
T.I. Makes Plans For Prison Time
T.I. [click to read] has put in the busiest year of his career. 2008 the ATL emcee saw maximum exposure before maximum security in 2009. He dropped one the most significant albums of the year and has dangled in front of him, a year behind bars. Held off so he could resume his business, he now owes the state 12 months on multiple weapons charges. Time could begin in March '09.
Despite the time inside looming in the near horizon, TIP remains optimistic about serving his bid.
"Presumably, while I'm there, I'll be able to strategize my comeback," he said in a recent MTV interview. "All those days will be spent speaking to people who are interested in being in the T.I. business. Preparing myself for the days those doors open, when I put my feet back on the ground of the free world. It's just months of planning. It's just a long time to roll the project out. I ain't gonna just be sitting still doing nothing. The wheels will be turning, just the car ain't going nowhere."
This will not leave his brand in neutral, with a New Line film and seventh studio album in the works.
"The film I'm producing over at New Line, For Sale, we're trying to put that together, and hopefully we'll be able to do that before March. We're getting offers every day, checking on our availability, on whether or not we'll be able to take advantage of certain opportunities, film-wise."
For Sale won't be T.I.'s only movie to be released, also Bone Deep will hit the big screens in 2010.
For a complete run down on T.I.'s legal situation [CLICK HERE]
Dr. Dre Expands Headphone Collection
With this year's Christmas season landing dead-smack in the middle of one of the worst recessions in decades, there are a few Hip Hop heads who may not be able to swing the $349.95 price tag on the original Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. As such, Dre has partnered with Monster and Interscope/Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine for a specially priced edition of his signature headphones.
While talking to Billboard about all business ventures under the Aftermath/Interscope umbrella, Iovine gushed, "Dr. Dre's headphones are doing really, really, really well. It's a fabulous product. We're building a lot there."
The new Beats by Dr. Dre Tour in-ear headphones will be available in limited quantities at a pre-launch retail price of $149.95 by mid-December 2008 at the Apple Store, Amazon.com and Beatsbydre.com.
For those in a tax bracket that allows for splurging, the original Beats by Dr. Dre headphones have been released in limited edition Cleveland Cavaliers and Ron Herman colorways, for a retail price of $699. All three versions are equipped with noise-canceling technology and the line's signature bass. As Eminem notes on the recently leaked track "Number One", "Beats quake like Waco/just keep the bass low/speakers away from your face though."
"Our Ron Herman boutiques are the quintessential environment where one can experience the unification of fashion, music and culture," noted Ron Herman. "Beats By Dr. Dre are more than just headphones, they are a fashion accessory."
Vixens: Candice Johnson - King Magazine Shoot
Candice Johnson poses for King Magazine. Got apple bottom?
Throwback: "Safe & Sound" by DJ Quik
Crease your khakis and button up your Pendelton shirt, it's P-Fonk Piru, Quik from his '95 album Safe & Sound. Peep the P-Fonk.
Video: Nipsey Hussle Webisode Part 2 & 3
Live: T.I. Performance on SNL
Southern-Fried's most crucified, T.I. pulls out his latest on Saturday Night Live.
"Whatever You Like" -
"Gucci Rag" featuring Swizz Beats -
Video: "Camera Phone" by The Game & Ne-Yo
The latest video from The Game featuring soul child Ne-Yo, "Camera Phone". Press Play
Vixens: The Dymes By the Dozen Collection
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The 2009 Dymes By the Dozen collection coming soon with a DVD and calendar.