Ghostface Killah’s ’12 Reasons To Die II’ Track Listing


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The sequel to Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge’s extraordinary 12 Reasons To Die will be arriving on July 10. These two are raising the stakes with an 11-track album that will feature Vince Staples, Raekwon, RZA, Chino XL, and more. You can check out the track listing below, then pre-order it on iTunes.

Are you excited to hear the story that Ghost and Adrian present on 12 Reasons To Die II?

01. Powerful One
02. Return of the Savage (feat. Raekwon & RZA)
03. King of New York (feat. Raekwon)
04. Rise Up (feat. Scarub)
05. Daily News
06. Get the Money (feat. Vince Staples)
07. Death’s Invitation Interlude (feat. RZA)
08. Death’s Invitation (feat. Lyrics Born, Scarub & Chino XL)
09. Let the Record Spin Interlude (feat. RZA)
10. Let the Record Spin (feat. Raekwon)
11. Black Out (feat. Raekwon)
12. Resurrection Morning (feat. Raekwon & Bilal)
13. Life’s a Rebirth (feat. RZA)

Snoop Dogg Wanted Nipsey Hussle To Play Him In ‘Straight Outta Compton’


If you think Nipsey Hussle gives off a Snoop Dogg vibe, you are certainly not alone.

In fact, Snoop asked his fellow Angeleno to play him in the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton.

In an interview with DJ Whoo Kidd, Snoop explained why Nipsey turned him down.

“I would’ve preferred Nipsey Hussle for the look,” Snoop said. “But Nipsey wanted to do his own thing, which I respect.”

“He don’t wanna be in my shadows as far as being so much associated with Snoop Dogg,” he continued. “And he’s doing a great job of creating his own lane right now, so I respect him for that.”

Snoop added that while the actor (Keith Stanfield) who plays him in the film does a good job, there’s not as much as a resemblances as there would have been with Nipsey.

Straight Outta Compton hits theaters August 14th.

New Tupac Movie To Focus On The Last Week Of His Life


The big Tupac biopic that was supposed to start filming this year probably won’t, as director John Singleton recently left the project.

Singleton said he was going to go on and make another Tupac movie, and now there is yet a third Tupac movie that wants to compete for your Pac dollars.

It’s 7 Dayz, and it focuses on the last week of Shakur’s life. It comes from Gobi M. Rahimi who, like Singleton, knew and directed Pac.

As of now, the movie is just a two minute trailer explaining the movie. Rahimi is trying to change that by crowd funding the $300,000 required to make the film. He has a long way to go.

Bobby Shmurda Involved In Gang-Related Prison Brawl


Bobby Shmurda reportedly joined Crip gang members in a jail fight against those who claim Blood last month.

Bobby Shmurda is apparently living his lyrics out in jail as he was allegedly involved in a gang-related prison brawl.

TMZ reports that last month Shmurda, who is currently awaiting trial on various charges, teamed up with three other Crip members against two Bloods in a fistfight. Prison guards at Otis Bantum Correctional Center reportedly used mace to break up the skirmish.

Bobby Shmurda is slated to begin his trial on June 25. He, along with members of his GS9 crew, faces over 100 charges including reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon, conspiracy to commit murder in the second degree and criminally using drug paraphernalia. If convicted on everything he faces 25 years in prison.

Nappy Roots “We Signed One of the Worst Deals” @247HH @NappyRoots


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Skinny DeVille of Nappy Roots sits down with @247HH to talk about how they found out that they had signed one of the worst deals, when they first signed with Atlantic Records. Find out how they made a negative situation into a very positive one.

Jay Z and Beyoncé bailed out protesters in Baltimore and Ferguson, activist says


An activist and film-maker who has worked with Jay Z claims that the hip-hop star contributed “tens of thousands” of dollars to free protesters who could not pay their bail following anti-police brutality demonstrations in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri. The activist, Dream Hampton, later deleted her tweets and called them “error-ridden”, but confirmed to the Guardian that Jay Z helped bail protesters out.

Hampton’s original tweets claimed Jay Z (given name Shawn Carter) and his wife Beyoncé helped supply bail money for protesters, and discussed the difficulties of organizing when protesters are thrown in jail.

They were later deleted, but were screengrabbed by the hip-hop magazineComplex.

“I’m going to tweet this and I don’t care if Jay gets mad,” wrote Hampton, at 8.38am on Sunday. “When we needed money for bail for Baltimore protesters, I asked hit Jay up [sic], as I had for Ferguson, wired tens of thousands in mins.”

Another tweet read: “When [Black Lives Matter] needed infrastructure money for the many chapters that we’re growing like beautiful dandelions, Carters wrote a huge check.”

She continued: “… and more stuff, too much to list actually, that they always insist folk keep quiet.”

Hampton wrote that the alleged donations were important when protesters were being held on exorbitant bail. For example, in Baltimore, teenagers photographed smashing a police car were held on $500,000 bail.

“They’re waging war on black resistance in a multitude of ways, many of them financially. Protest is literally punished with tariffs,” Hampton wrote. “When they fine and arrest people for protesting, more opportunities for exploitation by the state are possible with each encounter.”

Hampton then deleted the tweets. “Welp, I just got the ‘can you shut the fuk up & head to brunch’ text. Gonna erase my error ridden rant. Hope you got your little screenshot,” she wrote.

In an email, Hampton told the Guardian that Jay Z helped bail protesters out of jail, but did not provide specifics on who or when people might have been bailed out. The Guardian has not independently confirmed the reports with Jay Z.

Hampton worked with Jay Z on his 2010 autobiography Decoded. Her latest project is a documentary about the killing of a black transgender woman in Detroit.

Hampton has organized celebrity protests as recently as December 2014, when players from the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat NBA teams wore shirts reading “I can’t breathe”, MTV News reported.

The shirts’ message was a reference to the last words of Staten Island, New York, resident Eric Garner, who died after being placed in a chokehold by an NYPD officer.

HOVA rips Spotify and YouTube moments ago in a freestyle at the Tidal Concert


BREAKING!! HOVA rips Spotify and YouTube moments ago in a freestyle at the Tidal Concert

Posted by DatPiff on Saturday, May 16, 2015

BREAKING!! HOVA rips Spotify and YouTube moments ago in a freestyle at the Tidal Concert

Posted by DatPiff on Saturday, May 16, 2015

Absooloot “Ghetto Bentley Music”


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“Gotta Have It” Official Video by Benny Barrz


 

Benny Barrz, A.K.A. “Da Barrz”, Downriver Detroit born and raised, came up in the Detroit Hip Hop Scene around 2010, but has been writing and perfecting his craft since 2004-2005.

Influenced strongly by the whole mid to late 90’s Boom Bap Era, going into the mid 2000’s when Hip Hop started to go in another direction. You can tell who Benny Barrz main influences are when listening to his high energy music.

Since 2010, Benny Barrz has been rocking the stages of venues in Detroit and Downriver Detroit with the best of the best emcees on the scene.

Securing distribution with GTMG, “Raizing The Barrz” Benny’s debut LP has officially released along with his highly anticipated music video, “Gotta Have It”. After watching, you literally, Gotta Have It !

Be on the lookout for much more music and videos from Benny Barrz.

Jay Rock – Nothin’ Change (prod. Dr.Dre)


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