Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
SLABUP: How did you get to where you are right now? Have you always wanted to sing?
MP: I always wanted to make music, but actually I only started singing about a year ago, I was strictly producing, for other people and I was tired of having my ideas having to go through someone else. I was writing hooks for the beats I was making…damn, my bad I am hella out of breath I just ran up some stairs, all I do is make music now I never go to the gym haha, but I didn’t have any singers to sing it for me, so I just started singing it myself. That’s what’s so exciting; I am still getting better every day at singing.
SLABUP: What are you studying at Duke?
MP: I am actually a Sociology and Business major.
SLABUP: Where do you find inspiration in your lyrics?
MP: Just real life man, I really don’t ever talk bout shit I don’t know about, so usually I am talking about shit that has actually happened to me.
SLABUP: What separates you from other artists in the game?
MP: Number one, the fact that I write produce and sing, you know my shit is not gonna sound like anyone else’s cuz I am not using a Swizz Beats beat, or a Neptunes beat, or a Timbaland beat, so just by nature it is going to sound different because I am making all of the music. And then, you know I am a different person than everyone else, and like I said in the last question I write about shit I know, and nobody is me and no one’s lyrics will be the same as mine, so I really take pride in my lyrics. I come from a hip-hop background so I try to write pop music that rappers like as well, I make pop music, but the lyrics aren’t corny, they say somethin.
SLABUP: Which artist has reached out the most and shown you support?
MP: Man, a lot, first of all my best friend is Big Sean, It’s a cool story man, you know, I am from the suburbs of Detroit and he is from the city, and if you don’t know Big Sean’s story but he got signed by rapping for Kanye at the radio station in Detroit and that’s how Kanye discovered him, and after that happened I interned at that same station, so that’s how I met Big Sean. It’s a cool story cuz we never would have met if it wasn’t for music and now we’re like best friends. But what artists have shown support? Umm, Bun B had my stuff on his ipod down in Texas. Jay-Z, that was probably the craziest, KiD CuDi I met in Texas he was really cool. But I don’t wanna build who I am off of someone who likes me haha, but I have been blessed with a lot of people showin support.
SLABUP: What are you bumpin right now on your ipod?
MP: People ask me that a lot haha and I never remember, lemme think, oh, I just gave the Lady Gaga album the whole listen, I wish I had listened to the album when it first came out cuz I had to skip through all the single, but yah I love her. I just got a bunch of beats from producers in Detroit so I was listening to those on the plane haha, I know that’s not the coolest answer haha.
SLABUP: Which artist would you want to do a track with in the future?
MP: Young Jeezy (answered right away), His voice is so awesome, we are kinda equivalents haha maybe the song should be called Mr. Raspy! People be like “Who’s your favorite rapper?” I’ll be like “Andre 3000, Jeezy” people be like “Jeezy? Your joking” but I am like “Naw he’s like my favorite rapper” you like Jeezy for different reasons than you like Andre 3000 ya know? His ad-libs (then MP went on to demonstrate the infamous Jeezy ad-libs) HUHAA!! YEEEEEAA!!
SLABUP: Your mixtape "Matter of Time" has created a lot of noise in the music world in 2009, is there anything else we can expect from you this year?
MP: Yah definitely! I am gonna do another mixtape probably in the fall sometime, kinda like a going back to school present, I am working on that right now. Also working on my album at the same time which will probably come out in 2010 sometime. I don’t know what my next mixtape will be called yet but we’ll see.
SLABUP: What is your favorite Chip Tha Ripper song? And would you be open for a colab with Chip?
MP: The one he did with Sean! I met him at Sean’s release party, and yah I wanna colab with everybody! I actually did a show in University of Dayton and everyone was like “Man you need to do a song with Chip” so, we’ll see what happens.
SLABUP: Anything else that the world should know about Mike Posner before we sign off?
MP: I am more awesome than your favorite artist! Ha! nah but you can download my mixtape for free off of itunes, just type in my name! and check out my website www.MikePosner.com
(This interview was conducted by Jamie Slade for www.SLABUP.com)
Twitters been a good source of information today. Early in the morning Cudi let everyone know that he is beginning filming for movie trailers for his debut album. He went on to say that the trailers will be playing all across the country during regular movie trailers. Cudi also says he thinks he’s filming 4 of them and that all his album promo will consist of movie promo like trailers and posters.
Thanks to Time Warner... AGAIN... I was unable to update the blog.
I really hope someone drops a BOMB on the Time Warner Cable offices.
And... Can somebody tell me why I can't get AT&T for internet instead of this BULLSHIT???
GOD... CLEVELAND is TERRIBLE!!!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
While the American public clearly, even enthusiastically, supports medical access to cannabis (75%) and decriminalization for adult possession (73%), a significantly smaller portion of the population (42%) supports outright legalization. Thankfully, that didn’t stop California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) from boldly introducing legislation in March to finally legalize the sale of cannabis for non-medical purposes – i.e., for responsible adult use!
Proponents, including NORML, framed the Marijuana Control, Regulation and Education Act as a way to generate more than $1 billion in new tax revenues and reduced enforcement costs in California – a tough case to argue against in these troubling economic times. So let the debate begin in earnest, particularly now that a viable marijuana-legalization bill has been introduced in the nation’s largest state (which also happens to be the nation’s most cannabis-tolerant – and cash-strapped – state), with the world’s eight-largest economy and an already existing semi-legal retail market for medical cannabis – a market that’s clearly leaving billions of uncollected tax dollars on the table, unable to benefit a general population that supports legalization and control.CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST.
Here’s the footage of the 2001 incident in which C-Murder tried to body the owner of Baton Rouge venue Club Raggs. Fortunately for the club owner, his gun jammed, unfortunately for him, it was all caught on video tape. Yesterday, he plead no-contest to the attempted murder charge, and he is expected to be sentence to 10 years in jail for the incident. So with that behind him, all he has to worry about now is his upcoming re-trial for the 2002 murder of 16 year old Steven Thomas at another club in Harvey, LA.
US-based radio stations suffered a difficult first quarter, according to figures released by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB). The group reported a decline of 24 percent to $3.43 billion during the three-month period, thanks to serious advertising drops.
Super DOPE idea by the homies over & RubyHornet.
It's reminiscent of the Sportscenter style commercials and features GLC, Mikkey Halsted, The Primeridian, and other artists who will also be performing with us on Saturday at Division Street Festival's DJ RTC & Friends. Check out the flyer below.
Visvim’s flagship store, F.I.L. Hong Kong, recently launched a new selection of items for their Spring/Summer lineup. Focusing on the warmer months ahead, the collection features a variety of shorts in plaid and khaki styles alongside various button-down shirts in the same design aesthetic as previous releases.F.I.L. Hong Kong
18 Wyndham Street
Central, Hong Kong
p: 2525 7550
Crafted by Hobby Master’s Rommel Chua, famed contemporary artist Ron English presents a deluxe version of his controversial McSupersized figure. Standing at 3ft tall, the obese fiberglass version of Ronald McDonald sees itself grow larger in size, compared to English’s last renderings. Retailing for $2,000 USD, the Deluxe McSupersized Me will see a release mid-June 2009, with availability through select outlets including Opera Gallery, De La Barracuda, Toy Tokyo and MINDstyle ATS direct. Only 30 pieces will be produced worldwide.
The Kickdrums - Things Work Out ~ song sick. artwork stupid. A+ if you ask me.
Vic Damone - Out The Bottle (feat. Juelz Santana) (Produced by Shatek)
Young Buck - Cashville Solid
London ft. Lil Wayne - B4 U Go
Gucci Mane And OJ Da Juiceman - Mo Money (No DJ)
Ace Hood ft. Chopper City - You See It
Birdman ft. Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and Young Jeezy - Always Strapped Remix
Soulja Boy - Blowed
Tay Dizm Feat. T-Pain & Young Cash - Jukin and Vibin (Full Version)
Remember this footage? I loveddd the vibe it was giving. At the end of Loso’s latest video “It’s My Time” this record comes on w/ Ryan in the video. Beat is crazy.. fab, keri, & ryan made a hit, i’m ready for the full CDQ. Here was a preview of the record awhile back with some tags, attached below is the version that plays at the end of Fab’s video w/ no tags but the full record has yet to be heard. I don’t even know the name of it yet. Thanks AK!
Download: Fabolous feat Ryan Leslie & Keri Hilson - Fabolous Life (Maybe? lol)
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Terry Urban & Gold Coin have just leaked an exclusive track off their new album Southerngold which will be released for free download June 1st on TPPS and Gold Coin. The song features Chip Tha Ripper and Santigold produced by Mike Cash. Also check out TPPS Chip Tha Ripper Edition podcast where Terry talks with Chip about his new rap duo group with Kid Cudi.
Listen & download the exclusive track here.
Listen to Chip's interview on Shade 45's "The Press Play Show" with Terry Urban & Mick Boogie last Saturday May 23rd BELOW...
Chip Tha Ripper Edition Pt. 1
Chip Tha Ripper Edition Pt. 2
Yo... This movie brings back memories!
I would buy this on DVD if I saw it somewhere...
Anybody remember this movie???
Marlon Waynes was HILARIOUS!!!
Just posting up the number they came in on, on the Billboard 200 as well as the TOTAL SALES figure up to date. Any of the following figures surprise some of y'all? Numbers you didn't expect????
1) EMINEM - RELAPSE 609,416
4) METHOD MAN/REDMAN - BLACKOUT 2 63,448
6) BUSTA RHYMES - BACK ON MY B S 59,317
22)ROSS*RICK - DEEPER THAN RAP 290,292
26)DJ DRAMA - 17,824
35) CAM'RON - CRIME PAYS 58,442
47) JADAKISS - LAST KISS 269,348
63) FLO RIDA - R.O.O.T.S. (ROOT OF OVERCOMING 169,922
64) WALL*PAUL- FAST LIFE 30,454
65) ROTH*ASHER - ASLEEP IN THE BREAD AISLE 120,726
69) T.I. - PAPER TRAIL 1,940,268
70) SOULJA BOY TELL'EM - ISOULJABOYTELLEM 251,457
74) WEST*KANYE 808S & HEARTBREAK 1,533,627
83) LIL' WAYNE - THA CARTER III 3,156,696
121)SHEEK LOUCH - LIFE ON D-BLOCK (EX) 4,309
1230 UGK - UGK 4 LIFE 153,084
131)GORILLA ZOE - DON'T FEED DA ANIMALS 95,396
144)TECH N9NE COLLABOS - SICKOLOGY 101 37,533
165)YOUNG JEEZY - RECESSION 845,502
167)SLIM THUG - BOSS OF ALL BOSSES 90,907
Freeway - Freestyle (Produced by Tryfe)
T.I. ft. Mary J Blige - Remember Me (Don't Forget)(Final Version, No DJ)
Ace Hood ft. Rick Ross & Jazmine Sullivan - Champion (No DJ)
DMX - The Way Its Gonna Be
Yung Berg Feat. Ludacris & Young Jeezy - Drinkin N Drivin Remix
Cory Gunz and Square Off - Ride From My Nine (Charles Hamilton Diss)
Pharrell speaks to Nino Scalia, co-writer of Street Dreams, about making the song “Hoppin’ Over Fences” for the movie’s soundtrack after Rob Dyrdek (of Rob & Big) approached him for it.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
In the sequel to the thrilling action film Transformers, Megatron returns to the big screen, and is also the source of inspiration for this pair of Nike Air Max CB’94 (GS). They were created in GS sizes, and sport a metallic silver upper along with purple accents and a black sole. The number 2 is located on the heel, which signifies the release of the sequel which is slated to hit theaters this June. You can pick these up now at select accounts as they retail for $80.
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Dope ass footage from Ferris from Behind the Scenes @ The Clipse "Kinda Like a Big Deal" featuring Kanye West.
Props to Heather where I saw it at & Ferris for putting the video together.
Yes, I know it's been a long time coming, and I've seemingly been talking about it forever, but today is the day that Tim and I are unleashing it to the world. Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you The Fake Shore Drive Mixtape.
Now you can finally see what actually made the final cut, and how Tim sequenced and mixed the mixtape, that blends and cuts nicely. We have new and unreleased material from Bump J, The Cool Kids, Lupe Fiasco, Mikkey Halsted, GLC, Naledge, Twista, Rhymefest, Really Doe, Sly Polaroid, Pugs Atomz, J. Ivy, Que Billah, Big Wiz, Skooda and more.
Unfortunately, we lost a couple of these exclusives to various internet leaks, but there are still some incredible gems on here that you've never heard. I mean, it does feature a Bump J x Twilite Tone collaboration, so what more could you want?
I'd like to thank all of the artists that jumped down on the project and submitted music, Timbuck2 for orchestrating the music, The Cool Kids for hosting, Mike Kolar for MASTERING the project, Marc Moran for the dope visuals, and John Seyferth for his help with everything.
So now, all you have to do is listen.
FSD x Timbuck2 x The Cool Kids - The Fake Shore Drive Mixtape
We brought you guys the news about the re-release of the Air Jordan 3 (III) -White / True Blue and just wanted to keep you guys updated. They sport a white leather construction along with true blue accents, as well as the notorious elephant print on the toe and heel areas. As of now, we do not recognize any major differences between the retro and re-retro version. Look for them to hit Jordan Brand accounts in August 2009.
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FORREST CITY, Ark. — Police guarded the rural road leading to Forrest City’s federal prison complex Tuesday, awaiting the arrival of T.I. The Atlanta rapper was to begin serving time on a weapons conviction.
Five officers from nearby Forrest City set up a roadblock along Arkansas 1, about a 1/10th mile away from the federal prison. Prisoners in white jumpsuits could be seen jogging inside the fencing of the gray prison complex early Tuesday morning.
Police refused to allow reporters any closer to the prison. Police Chief Dwight Duch did not immediately return a call for comment Tuesday morning.
T.I., whose real name is Clifford J. Harris Jr., had a noon deadline to report to the minimum-security prison on the complex to begin serving his year and a day sentence. It was unclear whether he’d arrive from the airport in nearby Memphis, Tenn., or if he’d fly directly to the rural airport in the eastern Arkansas town, surrounded by the flat rice fields and poverty of the Delta.
Read the rest via The AP
If you are a Nike SB fan you may want t celebrate Christmas this year in June. The line of skate shoes looks to release an SB Dunk Premium, SB Dunk Mid, SB Blazer Premium, SB Tre AD, SB Classic and P-Rod II Supreme in some pretty awesome colorways. The shoes are already trickling into retailers but you can pre-order them at CSS.
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Here's a live-action video for Mikkey Halsted's "My Life", which was featured on Mikkey's Uncrowned King mixtape that dropped a while back.
If you're unfamiliar with the track, I'll start by saying that it's absolutely one of my favorites from the mixtape, as Mikkey takes you on a walk through his life and tells the tale of Halsted. Just watch it, trust me.
And by the way, this influx of new Mikkey material is welcomed.
Download Uncrowned King here.
Engadget apparently hit upon the motherload of AT&T powerpoints: Slides detailing the Palm Eos, a new HP iPaq and probably most thrilling, HTC Lancaster (aka the Android phone we've been waiting for).
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Sunday, May 24, 2009
Gangsta L. Crisis had his Flight School concert at the Wild Hare in the lovely Wrigleyville neighborhood. I love seeing Hip Hop shows over there because the traditional Wrigley crowd look into the windows of Wild Hare trying to figure out exactly what's going on in there. A little different from Sluggers, okay guys?
When I arrived to the venue, there was a line around the corner, so GLC defintiely brought the people out last night. I also gotta give it up to Dillaman who did a great job with the promotion (shouts to Dilla!). I arrived when YP was taking the stage, and I saw Eugene up there with his trusty camera, so look for some of that footage to surface shortly. Ha!
The great thing about GL's performance, was that he performed a bunch of never-before-heard tracks from his upcoming debut, Love, Life & Loyalty, including "The Big Knot" featuring Bump J and "Cold as Ice" featuring Twista. Obviously, Bump was NOT there to perform with GL, but G was nice enough to let a portion of his verse play, which you can hear for the very first time on FSD. I know you're going to be thirsty for that one.
Hit the jump to see him perform "Cold As Ice" (sans Cavalier) and "So Real" (a snippet of which was featured on the I Ain't Even on Yet mixtape).
Produced by Don Cannon.
"You can ask Wayne, you can ask Jermaine, I disappear and reappear - I'm Mikkey Blaine"
Here's the radio edit/clean version for all of your DJs, radio personalities, program directors, music teachers, etc, etc.
The comments on this post were crazy yesterday, and the feedback was great so far, so let’s keep the momentum going!
Mikkey Halsted - "Hello" (Radio Edit)
Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne & Drake - I'm Goin In (Full version)
Eminem - Respect My Conglomerate Freestyle
Eminem - Alchemist Freestyle
Eminem - Chonkyfire Freestyle
Lil Scrappy ft. Gucci Mane - Look Like This
Young Buck ft. All-Star and Yo Gotti - Money Maker
New Breed ft. Flo-Rida and Pleasure P - One Night Remix
Cassidy - Make The Trap Ayy Freestyle
Cassidy - Heartless Freestyle
Cassidy - Wrist Game
Trey Songz - Your Girlfriend Can Come Too (Boyfriend #2 Cover)
Trey Songz - Every Girl Remix
Kandi ft. Gucci Mane - Trade Em In
D Block - Thats D Block
Mighty Healthy kick off their Summer 2009 Collection will a new range of graphic selections. Alongside their usual array of witty designs, the New York-based brand celebrates their 5th Anniversary with a special tee, fusing some of their most recognizable pieces into a commemorative version. The lineup is now available at select Mighty Healthy retailers nationwide.
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Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Still waiting on all the pictures to be touched up... but here are some to hold you over!
**SPECIAL THANK YOU to EVERYBODY @ RubyHornet, Naledge, BigHomie DOE, Dre, Matt, Vic, Really Doe, Mic Terror, Bun-B, Barber, & everyone else for hospitality like always!
Gucci Mane ft. T Pain - Cocaine Cowboys
Young Jeezy - Trappin Aint Dead (Full version)
Wale - Gotta Be Magic
Cassidy - Na Na Na Freestyle
Pitbull - Hotel Room Service (Final/Mastered Version)
Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
Yung Berg - She Likes Girls
Gucci Mane ft. DC Yung - Fenna Do
Pitbull - Survival Of The Fittest
Thursday, May 21, 2009
After several looks into this upcoming Air Jordan V colorway, we finally get a better view into detailed images of the highly talked about sneakers. Slated for a June release, the kicks continue Jordan Brand’s use of the iconic Air Jordan V model in a slew of different concepts/colorways. This latest interpretation will feature a white patent leather upper with the previously seen Dark Army motif, contrast stitching, and almost pre-yellowed translucent soles.
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RPS drop a new Dunk High Premium from Nike Sportswear this month. The tonal purple upper features both leather and mesh with some contrasting colors thrown in via the yellow lacing and translucent blue outsole. Available now at select Nike Sportswear dealers.
Four and a half years after he released his last studio album, Eminem is headed for his fifth straight No. 1 debut next week on the Billboard 200. The artist's "Relapse" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) could sell as many as 650,000 copies in its first week, based on projections from industry prognosticators.
If it manages more than 600,000, it would easily mark the biggest sales week of the year for any album, and the best since AC/DC's "Black Ice" began with 784,000 copies last October.
The title also leads the Nielsen SoundScan Building Chart that was released on May 20, which reflected unweighted sales through the close of business on Tuesday, May 19. Billboard estimates the seven merchants who report to Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart -- Trans World Entertainment, Best Buy, iTunes, Starbucks, Borders, Target and Anderson Merchandisers -- comprise about 60% of all U.S. album sales.
When and if "Relapse" debuts at the top next week, it'll give Eminem his fifth overall No. 1. His only album to miss the top spot was his "Slim Shady LP" debut, which bowed and peaked at No. 2 in 1999.
Full Story Via Billboard
Known for their high-quality, hand-crafted outdoor bags, Battle Lake Outdoors has developed a notable following for their consistent gear. Teaming up with The Duffer of St. George, two pack designs incorporate some nice clean colorways together on a cohesive package. Black and camo as well as red, yellow and blue in heavy duty Cordura are offered with a small Duffer patch alongside the Battle Lake patch. Available now at The Duffer of St. George.
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The North Face release a new colorway in their Mountain Wind Parka, made specifically for their Japanese exclusive Purple Label. The ultra-lightweight jacket is highlighted by the use of tan and pink contrasting colors alongside the technically driven water-proof Pertex material, known for its versatile, wind resistant, and durable wicking fabric. The jacket is now available via Hynms.
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Yesterday, I shot out to a 'secret location' to snatch some behind the scenes footage of GLC's next single/video, "Clockin' Lotsa Dollars", featuring the Underground King himself, Bun B. Bun and GLC both flew in from out of town to film their segments with director extraordinaire Travis of Ike Films.
I can't reveal too much about the video or the song itself, but I can tell you that it's a monster (produced by Xcel), and it should be dropping sometime in June (the video and the track).
In the clip above, GLC and Bun B talk a little bit about pimpin', Church, Church on the move as well as a pair of "Air Superman's" that made it through the door.
It was truly an honor to be at the shoot and chop it up with Bun in-depth, and not just on some interviewer/interviewee type ish. Bun was dropping a lot of gems on the people in attendance and sharing classic UGK stories as well as discussing some of the the Pimp Chad Butler's finer moments.
After the shoot everyone hit the release party for Naledge's Chicago Picasso, which was a blast and featured a whole slew of Chi City notables: The Cool Kids, Really Doe, Mic Terror, Timbuck2, the whole Brainiac Society (Vic, Fooch, Bighomie DOE, Dre, etc), Chip tha Ripper, YP, Prolyfic, the RH Crew, Marc Moran, Michael Kolar, Bullet, Verse, John Monopoly and others.
Mikkey Halsted - "Hello" (Prod. by Don Cannon) **FAVORITE... A MUST DOWNLOAD**
Hurricane Chris ft. Beenie Man, Ludacris, Lil' Boosie, Yo Gotti, Pitbull, Yung Joc and C-Ride - She Fine (Halle Berry) Remix
Lil Wayne ft. Gudda Gudda - Politics (Tagged)
Scratch ft. Kanye West and Consequence - Ready To Go
Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne - Down (Full version)
Drake ft. R. Kelly - Best I Ever Had Remix
Masspike Miles Ft DJ Khaled & Rick Ross - Pursuit
Young Jeezy - Trappin Ain't Dead
LaLa ft. Fat Joe - The Love I Need
Marina Chello ft Gorilla Zoe - Whats Done Is Done
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Based on New Era’s own 506 empire style short-brim cap comes a re-interpretative cycling-inspired version. The 506 NECJ does away with the traditional longer brim with a small multi-colored stripe design seen underneath. The snap-back style in cotton twill comes in a few different colorways such as black, red, blue, purple and yellow. Available now at Hymn’s.
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**Heard all these were gone already... DANG!**
Celebrating their 100th Anniversary, famed UK Department Store, Selfridges continues to showcase product from their Centenary Collection. Offering a plethora of various collaborative product already, this latest project finds the retailer paired alongside BlackBerry. Utilizing the Bold model in a Pantone Yellow 109 leather-bound colorway, this extremely limited edition phone features a production run of only 10 units, in the stores signature color choice. With a retail price of roughly $1,500 USD, the phones are now available through the Selfridges London location.
400 Oxford Street
London W1A1AB England