Monday, February 12, 2007
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Used to be that when New York rap's big dogs stepped on each other's paws, they'd just obliquely dis each other in song. They're still doing that, but these days, they're also calling in on each other's radio interviews and yelling at each other, and the magic of the internet is taking those interviews way outside the five boroughs. So now, when 50 Cent bashes New York mega-indie Koch Records while he's talking with Hot 97's Angie Martinez, he might end up getting into it with Koch General Manager Alan Grunblatt (50: "You wanna be on the air? Like a artist?") They're talking about money, about contract ephemera, about back-room deals, and they're putting it all out there for public consideration. Cam phones in as well, and he laughs and screams a lot, taunting 50 about his own label's sales: "Curtis! How much did the Mobb sell, Curtis?" 50, meanwhile, sounds calm and reasonable even as he acts like a dick, so I guess he wins. After Angie cuts Cam off, 50 muses to himself as much as to us: "I think that he thinks he is actually able to compete with me." And so the world becomes witness to two rich men arguing with each other about who's richer, a repellent yet somehow fascinating spectacle. I really hope it doesn't turn into anything more.
Posted by Tom Breihan on Tue: 02-06-07: 10:39 AM CST
How the streets would handle it? Bang, Bang-9 bullets. BALLLLINNNNNN
How hipster would handle it? Who Cares. you are still rich
How I would handle it? Dogg, what are you talking about, I'm rich. Your rich. I do not care. Get your own show and stop bothering me.
Monday, February 5, 2007
Check out Youtube for the video. Can u feel meeeeee!!!
Back to the video. Now it is seems a little careless. Low budget cuts to different villagers in a run down village. I guess i do not see her representing the slums as much as she used to it but that might be her idea. It seems like she is trying to hard to motivate the people in the video to rise up and cause some damage. Basically, the people in the video look unsure of why the camera is looking at them. The kids are having fun but i am not sure of the track conveys the same feeling. I am waiting for the beat to get a little more edgy and rigid as if she is about to blow steam in the next verse but nothing changes. The video needs to be redone. Check Youtube or her myspace page for the video.
Now i heard another track on her myspace page that is much better than "Bird Flu." "XR2" is the name. Hit me with a video for that song. I will come out and rep her hard.