Samples Of The Week: July 10
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".
Cardo Says Jeezy & Jay Z's "Seen It All" Beat Was Originally For Big Sean
On Monday night, Jeezy released the title track to his upcoming album, Seen It All, which happened to feature a hot new verse from Jay Z.
Jeezy Announces Release Date For "Seen It All"
It looks like the Snow Man's coming early this year. Back in May, we learned that Jeezy was working on his follow-up to 2011's TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition, and he shared the Drumma Boy-produced track "Me OK" as a lead single. Seen It All, as the album's called, now has a September 2nd release date, thanks to a conference call with Def Jam that broke the news.
Jeezy Settles Lawsuit With Hells Angels Motorcycle Club
According to TMZ, Jeezy has agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of money to the Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club in order to settle a lawsuit between the two parties.
Top Tracks Of The Week: May 5-11
This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio.
Jeezy Announces Upcoming Album "Seen It All"
Jeezy is gearing up to make it a (very) hot summer, with the announcement of a new studio album on the way. Last night the Atlanta rapper dropped off a new single "Me Ok" with Drumma Boy on the boards. He's followed that up today with news of a fifth studio album.
T.I., Jeezy & Rocko Reportedly Working On Collaborative Album
Word is that three ATLiens are teaming up together for a collaborative project. T.I., Jeezy and Rocko have reportedly been working on new music together, this according to Grand Hustle's official DJ, DJ MLK. While talking to HHS1987, the DJ revealed the news, although he doesn't know when it will be released.
Freddie Gibbs & Doughboyz Cashout Exchange Jabs On Twitter
It's no secret that Freddie Gibbs and Young Jeezy have beef, but it appears the bad blood has extended into artists from Jeezy's label as well. HBK, a member of Doughboyz Cashout, who are currently signed to Jeezy's CTE imprint, decided to take an offhand shot at Freddie Gibbs yesterday. Responding to a question from another Twitter user, the rapper called Gibbs "a bum", which did not go unnoticed by the Pinata rapper.
Big K.R.I.T. Talks "Cadillactica", Working With Lil Boosie And Jeezy
After Big K.R.I.T. released a trailer for his upcoming album Cadillactica last month, anticipation for the project has now reached a fever pitch.
YG Explains Taking Influence From Classic Albums On "My Krazy Life"
YG's My Krazy Life came out last week, and it's already received plenty of acclaim from critics. The term classic gets thrown around a lot these days, but it has definitely been used a little more than usual with this project. The Bompton rapper talked a bit about the concept of a classic with HOT 97, revealing the albums he took influence from when crafting his album, as well as explaining the role Jeezy played in the making of the project.
Lil Boosie & Jeezy In The Studio Together
Lil Boosie was released from prison just last week, and he's wasted no time getting back in the studio since. Since he got out, we've already seen him freestyle the whole way home from the pen, as well as release three new tracks (including one with longtime collaborator Webbie).
Rick Ross Reveals He'll Be On An Upcoming Jeezy Record
Rick Ross and Jeezy squashed their longtime beef earlier this year with the release of "War Ready" a single which appearaed om Ross' brand new Mastermind album. The pairing came as a shock, but what wasn't revealed at the time of release was that the session produced another collaboration as well.
What's Beef: 10 Rappers Who Fired Shots At Their Record Label
In the world of hip hop "beef" isn't unusual, in fact it's customary. Some of the greatest and most historical moments in the culture and genre have been produced because of contention. Most disagreements are between two or more artists and/or producers, but from time to time artists have been in dispute with their record labels. And when rappers take to social media, or in some cases to wax, to air out label executives and record labels as a whole, things can get pretty interesting.
Rick Ross Discusses Enlisting Mr. Brainwash For "Mastermind" Artwork, Beef With Jeezy
With the successful release of Rick Ross' sixth studio album, Mastermind, (although, there was a shooting at his DeKalb County album release party, so that wasn't very successful) the rapper has kicked off some interview promotion.
BTS Photos For Rick Ross & Jeezy's "War Ready" Video Shoot
Rick Ross and Jeezy put their past beef aside to connect for a single off Rozay's upcoming Mastermind album, "War Ready." We recently heard how T.I. had a part to play in the squashing of the beef, as he spoke to Jeezy about unnecessary feuds.
T.I. Apparently Responsible For Jeezy & Rick Ross Ending Beef [Update: T.I. Explains]
It came as a surprise to many when Rick Ross announced that his new single "War Ready" would feature Young Jeezy, who Ross has had a high-profile beef with, escalating to an altercation between crews at the 2012 BET Awards. "War Ready" finally dropped yesterday, as did some news of how the reconciliation happened. T.I. claims to be the man who squashed things, explaining that he spoke to both parties separately, and reminded them of something the had in common-- a desire to make money.
Mike Will Made It To Produce Rick Ross & Jeezy Collaboration [Update: "War Ready" Drops Today]
Two weeks ago, Rick Ross decided to reveal the official artwork to his highly anticipated album Mastermind. Along with the artwork, Rozay announced that a new "reunion" record with Jeezy, titled “War Ready”, will be featured on the album too.
Rick Ross Unveils "Mastermind" Cover, New Single With Jeezy [Update: Deluxe Edition Art Added]
Rick Ross has had quite the rollout for his 6th studio album, which has suffered some delays, but will finally be arriving (we hope) on March 4th through Def Jam. Rozay gave us a sign today that the date is set in stone, revealing the official (and very pink) artwork for the project. On top of that, he's announced the new single from the project, which will be titled "War Ready", and will feature none other than Young Jeezy, which comes as a surprise, as the two have had their differences in the past.
Freddie Gibbs Speaks On Current Situation With Jeezy
Freddie Gibbs has distanced himself from Jeezy a lot over the course of the past year, after the two had a falling out and Gibbs left the CTE label. While Jeezy remained relatively quiet about what went down, Gibbs was quite vocal about his beef with Jeezy and didn't hesitate to call out the Snowman.
Jeezy Arrested For Obstructing Police [Update: Cops Allegedly Mistreated Jeezy]
Jeezy is back behind bars for the second time this month. The CTE boss was arrested near Atlanta on Tuesday after he allegedly cussed out the cops.