Diggy Simmons Makes First Appearance on 106 & Park
Recently signed emcee, Diggy Simmons put his skills on front street before BET's 106 And Park and made it official. The real Son of Run is in the building and doing it his own way.
After the mad love he caught on dropping verbals to Nas' 'Made You Look' classic, [SEE HERE] people are concentrating hard on this 15 year old's come-up. With this hand-clapped acapella, Diggy's freestyle was vicious and still surprising to most over the net worldwide.
Ice Cube Criticised For Not Helping Newcomers
After raising eyebrows last week with in a blog where he said he isn't obligated to help "local L.A. rappers," Ice Cube penned another entry this Thursday (March 25) where he clears the air about his statements.
Last week, the veteran rapper stated: "It ain't my job to make nobody famous."
Some took offense, including newcomer Jay Rock who felt Cube's comments were aimed at the "New West" (a group of rising Cali rappers), which he says he's proudly a part of.
Well, Cube elaborated on the statement in a new blog entry, saying he wishes the young rappers all the success, but says he can't stand when new artists diss the OGs ... namely him.
"I want to make myself clear to all my fans who think I turned my back on the young rappers out here. No," Cube wrote. "I wish every young MC nothing but success, especially the ones from the New West. BUT, I have a major problem with any mothafucka from ANY COAST dissing the Old West ... especially me. I'M SERVING YOU!"
He also explained why he hasn't helped introduce any new artists since WC and Mack 10. Cube is tired of "babysitting," he says, adding that an artist under him does blow, they are ungrateful.
"I got burnt out. Niggas couldn't take the baton and run wit it," Cube said. "I was sick of babysitting grown ass men and walking them through the industry. I felt like Dr. Frankenstein building uncontrollable monsters. How? If you DON'T make'em a star, they blame you. If you DO make'em a star, they leave you. I got sick of that ungrateful shit."
Aside from controversy, Cube has filmed the music video for his first single, "I Rep That West." However, it was unknown when it premiere.
I Am The West is slated for release July 13.
- By Ronnie Gamble
Video: Jeezy Brings Out Ice Cube on BP3 Tour
Live at the Staples Center, home to the L.A. Lakers Young Jeezy brought the roof down when he invited west coast legend, Ice Cube to spit 'Check Yo Self' to his home crowd for the BP3 Tour. Next stop, Vegas - Wes Wes y'all!
AMA Live: Jay-Z & Alicia + Eminem & 50
Jay-Z celebrates his first number one single across the country, live at the American Music Awards at L.A.'s Nokia Theater - "Empire State of Mind" with the premier songstress, Alicia Keys. "Women lie, men lie, number's don't lie!"
For the entire live performances of the AMA's (including J-Lo dropping onto her highly valuable fat ass. Ouch!) [CLICK HERE]
Live: Jay-Z Performs with Bridget Kelly @ Yankee Day
Making the Yankee cap more famous than the Yankee game, Hovi Baby and Alicia Keys rip it up at the opening world series final at Yankee Stadium.
Snoop Dogg’s super smokey ‘Wonderland High’ tour stopped through Chicago last night, and also featured on the bill was the always entertaining Method Man and Redman, who brought their high energy act to the Congress Theater. After Meth crowd surfed for the fifth time and Reggie Noble jumped off a 20 foot tall speaker, they winded their set down with a Chicago instrumental….which just so happened to be Lupe Fiasco’s “Kick Push”.
Now, as Meth and Red were saying their goodbye’s with Soundtrakk’s soundtrack playing in the background, a shadowy figure emerged from behind the curtains and stormed the DJ booth. Once he skipped the record and snatched the mic from the DJ, we all knew who was in the house. And seriously, Meth and Red were as stunned and surprised as the crowd.
VMA's: Roc Boys in the Building!
Live at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards: Jay-Z performs "Empire State Of Mind" with Alicia Keys. Also after opening act, first award announcement, Kanye ruins Taylor Swift's VMA acceptance speech, all for the good of Beyonce who lost the nomination for Best Music Video. Hellova night for the Roc Boys.
Taylor Swift stands dumbfounded as Kanye West crashes her big moment during the MTV Music Video Awards by declaring that Beyonce should have bested her in the female video award category.
Singer Kanye West stole the microphone away from Taylor Swift -- taking her thunder with it -- as she accepted her award for best female video.
The 19-year-old was giddy when she won, saying: "I always wondered what it would be like to maybe win one of these someday, but never actually thought it would happen." Even in her wildest dreams, she probably didn't conjure up the next unfortunate event.
West jumped on stage, took the microphone and protested that Beyonce's "Single Ladies" video should have taken the prize, according to Entertainment Weekly.
"Taylor, I'm really happy for you, and I'm gonna let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time," he said, as a shocked Beyonce looked on and the crowd began to boo West.
Live: "Renegade" by Jay-Z & Eminem
Video: Jay-Z Live @ All Points West
Cover of Hov's new album, Blueprint 3. Due September 11, 2009.
All Points West kicked off Friday in the New York City area, and the two main stories were the rain and Jay-Z performing in honour of the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch who has cancer and had to miss the fest.