Yelawolf drops new video for his first single, “Box Chevy V”
Alabama’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Grandbaby, Yelawolf, prepares for his sophomore album release from Eminem‘s Shady Records. “Love Story” will be Yelawolf’s second album title, following his Freshman release, “Radioactive“, which I was a huge fan of. However, I always like when Yelawolf does his mixtapes with SupaHotBeats. I haven’t heard too much about who all will be on Yeller’s project yet, or which producers he’s deciding to work with, although “Box Chevy V” was produced by one of my favorites, WLPWR, (stay tuned for a possible interview)
Anyways, Yelawolf takes his Chevy truck thru the backwoods of what is safe to assume Alabama and talks about his love for Chevrolet. “This ain’t no gay Ford, i’m pushin’ bow ties til I die..” Yelawolf has released 4 other “Box Chevy” tracks throughout his projects, all with a different feel and mood to them. It’s safe to say i’m a huge fan of this one, i’ve been bumping the track since he released the single a month or so ago. I’m really looking forward to seeing what else Yelawolf has up his sleeve for this album, i’ve been following his career closely since I heard his mixtape, “Trunk Muzik“.
Check out Yelawolf’s “Box Chevy V” below and comment to Say Somethin’ about what you think!
VEVO Lyric Video for “Box Chevy V”
VEVO Video for “Box Chevy V”
Okay, so for those of you who don’t know, I put out a track about 10 months ago, “Made Men” featuring Ca$his (formerly Shady Records), and the production was done by DJ Pain 1. Thru working with him, i’ve had the chance to talk to him on multiple occasions, he’s a real cool dude. Always willing to give advice and share his industry knowledge. Pain 1 has produced Records for Joe Budden, Shyne, Public Enemy, Vado, 50 cent, and his record on Young Jeezy‘s Platinum selling album “Don’t Do It” (2008, Recession) and also Jeezy’s “CTE or Nothing”. Pain 1 has produced for many other artists, this is just to name a few. Not to mention, dude has a Masters of English Degree. Pain 1 eventually started releasing his own free mixtape series, “Painkillerz” to help build a name for himself, having big name hosts like MC Lyte, Black Rob, Big Sean and LEP Bogus Boys. I can talk all day about what he’s doing for the culture, but I figured I’d ask DJ Pain 1 some questions and have him tell you more about himself.
SO, I contacted Pain 1 about doing the interview and he hit me back and told me he would be more than willing to shed some light for you guys, check the interview below:
Drake Releases “Draft Day” Produced by Boi-1da
Last night Drizzy casually slipped a soundcloud link on his Twitter page, which led fans to his new joint “Draft Day” produced by Boi-1da. In the opening line he shouts out Johnny Football and even has Johnny featured on the cover art. Now, people who follow my twitter seen my rant about how I feel about Drake’s career last night.. However, I promised my Twitter followers that I would listen to the song with an unbiased opinion, and be fair. Besides, part of the problem with Hip Hop culture today is biased bloggers who force their personal opinion down fans throats without fairly reviewing the music.
Not me. But I do plan to Say Somethin’..
Drake has ALWAYS been a dope writer, can dude can sing. He has a full catalog of proof of this.. Nobody can say that Drake can’t rap, and that he can’t sing. Even better, whenever he links up with Boi-1da, we can always expect him to knock it out of the park. Their chemistry always works in Drake’s favor. As my man MeRCY (@MusicByMeRCY) said, their chemistry can be compared to Prodigy (Mobb Deep) and Alchemist’s. His flow on this joint was dope, his delivery was also on point. Even though the beat was kinda laid back and relaxed, Drake’s energy was a notch or two above that, without being too aggressive, it worked perfectly. The song overall is very nice, he doesn’t sing at all, he just raps. But that’s okay, I’m more of a fan of his rapping personally. I think the fans enjoyed it a lot as well, even people who aren’t fans of Drakes had positive responses to the release. As always, I’ve posted the link AND the actual soundcloud player for ya’ll to enjoy. Check out Drake’s new joint “Draft Day” and Say Somethin’ to let us know what you think!
50 cent drops visuals for “Smoke” featuring Trey Songz (produced by Dr. Dre)
Fif has blessed us with another dynamic single from his 5th studio album, “Animal Ambition”. “Smoke”, featuring Trey Songz. Despite 50’s recent seperation from Interscope, Dr. Dre blessed the track with his infamous production. The video is directed by Eif Rivera, who also directed 50’s videos for “Money”, “First Date”, “Major Distribution” and some others. Eif Rivera does extraordinary video work, as you can see in the “Smoke” video.
50 cent is revolutionizing the way that music is delivered to the fans. Each week he drops a single, and then a couple days later, the finished video is dropped. Fans hear the song on the radio, and want to continue to enjoy it later. With everything being done on smartphones, apps like “YouTube” are popular when people want to just look up a song and listen, so why not have something they can actually watch instead of some stupid lyric video or picture slideshow? Anyways, here is the official video for “Smoke”, I also posted the link for those who want to save it for later. Enjoy.
Still seems like yesterday when i got the news that the Greatest Rapper of all time had been shot and killed and throughout those 16 years he has still remained the most Iconic rapper to grace the genre of Hip Hop along side his friend and brief enemy Tupac. Biggie passing was one of the most major blows in Hip Hop in the last 20 years and still hasn’t recovered since with the way the charts are looking now. Rapper’s such as Jay-Z, Nas and Lil’ Kim still holding his legency down as well as mentor Diddy and many of the newer generation but Hip Hop will never be the same. Biggie changed the game he changed the charts he changed how rappers now style their videos, Hypnotize became the blue print for videos in the late 90s early 2000s. His movie of his life became a smash hit back in 2009 denting the box office with viewed sales at $44M proving he still has that impact on the culture of hip hop fans to this day. Biggie the Greatest Rapper of All Time is still and will always be missed. RIP to a legend!!
I think its safe to say Sway will not be invited to the Kanye West / Kim Kardashian Christening if this phone call has any weight on it. Kanye West called in to the DJ Enuff show on hot 97 to vent about his number 7 spot on the hottest MC’s list. His frustration was with long time friend Sway mainly who Kanye claims was the recipient of his first TV by the rapper and Kanye goes on to say the issue is they don’t like his new swag or his new relationship and that the focus should be on the rapping and not necessarily who he has inpregnated….. Have to say i agree. Take a listen below whereby Kanye ends the call by hanging up!