Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Maybe I spoke to soon about the Roc

Contrary to online rumors, Def Jam has not dropped the entire Roc-A-Fella Records roster, has learned. Roc-A-Fella artists include Kanye West, Freeway, Beanie Sigel, Tru Life, DJ Clue, Memphis Bleek, Young Gunz and Hector Bambino.

"Beans and Freeway didn't get dropped," says Beanie Sigel's manager, Mark Byers. "I just got off the phone with L.A. Reid talking about the next video for ‘Rain’ featuring Raheem DeVaughn that we're about to release. We're re-launching Beanie's project and releasing a ‘Rain’ remix with State Property."

Roc-A-Fella’s cohesiveness and brand strength waned after its leaders Jay-Z, Damon Dash and Kareem Burke parted ways in 2004. Since then, Roc-A-Fella artists haven't received the same attention as Def Jam stars like Ne-Yo and Rihanna, says an insider.

Jay-Z's inner camp, including A&R SVP Jay Brown and A&R VP Tyran "Ty Ty" Smith, tendered their resignations this month. However, the rest of Def Jam's A&R department is intact. Still, things are tenuous for hip-hop at the company.

"I don't think there's going to be a Roc-A-Fella anymore," says the insider. "I do think each artist will have to go to the new people in charge and have a meeting separately. But the Roc artists aren't going to roll over and die."

Sources say that it's unclear whether Roc-A-Fella artist Peedi Peedi has been dropped but the word is that he hasn't. Meanwhile, the entire State Property camp, including Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Oschino and Sparks, the Young Gunz and Peedi Peedi, are preparing a new group album to be released this summer. The State Property album will most likely be released via Def Jam.

Def Jam was unavailable for comment at deadline

Source: Billboard

Natasha Bedingfield ft. Lil Wayne, Sean Kingston- Love Like This

Young Chris ft. Neef & Steph- Playaz Ride

It looks like Young Chris should have a very nice 08 at this pace. I hope the Rocafella BS doesn't stand in the way!! It's been a long time coming and the streets are ready for that "Now or Never"

Hell Rell-Rumors

Hell Rell has always been my favorite out of Dipset besides Juelz. Here is a new track from Hell Rell addressing all the Dipset rumors.

Say Hello to the Bad Guy

I know American Gangster been out for a while now and it still in my CD player. It just amazes me that people can say Hov fell off lyrically when he spitting real shit like this. This song is my personal favorite from the album. Sort of like my theme song. People will never understand but ummm who cares!! LMAO

We ain't thugs for the sake of just being thugs
Nobody do dat where we grew at, nigga, DUH!
The poverty line, we not above
So out come the mask and glove cause we ain't feelin' the love
We ain't doing crime for the sake of doing crime
We movin' dimes cause we ain't doin' fine
One out of three of us is locked up doing time
You know what that type of shit can do to a nigga mind?
My mind on my money, money on my mind
If you owe me ten dollars, you ain't giving me nine
Ya'll ain't give me 40 acres and a mule
So i got my Glock 40, now i'm cool
And if Al Sharpton is speaking for me
Somebody get him the word and tell him i don't approve
Tell him i'll remove the curses
If you tell me our schools gon' be perfect
When Jena 6 don't exist
Tell him THAT's when i'll stop saying bitch---BIIITCH!

The Hundreds Spring 08 collection

The Hundreds Spring 2008 collection has been released at Digital Gravel. The LA brand that became popular for graphic tees is offering a lot more cut & sew. The quality, which was good before has evolved greatly.

Click Read More to see more of the collection.

We need skin care too fellas

As we get older skin care is important in maintaining. If you’re scared to embrace then just keep using soap and water and see what happens. If you want to learn how to stay young and youthful looking, then follow these tips from Details

Air Jordan XX3 White/Stealth/Black

Not a fan of the XX3's myself but I know some of you can't live without your J's!! Shout out to Air Randy for the pics.

04/05/2008 Air Jordan XX3
318376-102 White/Stealth/Black

Billionaire Boys Club Las Vegas Blast Off Wool Varsity Jacket

If you got an extra $900 laying around cop it here LMAO

Angel Lola Luv and Co Co photo shoot video

Click read more to see the video! Didn't want to put you on blast at work lol

Spend that money!! That's what its made for

The Rocafella Family Series

I hate to say it but they should have never split up!! Dame kept them wheels turning

41 episodes of the Roc on the come up from back in the day!! Here is episode 1 you have to sign up for Dame Dash's Block Savvy to see the other 40. After you sign up be sure to holla at ya boy.

Peedi Crack speaks on Jay Z dropping every artist on Rocafella

Man I have to say Jay Z is my favorite artist but I don't know what type of shit Shawn Carter on. Listen here

Al Qaeda Jada

Download Jada's new mixtape inside

Jadakiss - Al Qaeda Jada: The Prequel

1. Al Queda Jada - The Prequel Intro
2. Mornings Was Hash Browns Freestyle
3. Roc Boys with Beanie Sigel
4. Wet When I Touch You
5. Welcome To ROC Freestyle
6. This The Shit I Need Freestyle
7. Blowith Ya Mind Remix with Styles P & Sheek
8. Throwith Ya Sets with DJ Drama
9. Freeway Shit
10. Gangsta, Gangsta with Sheek & Styles P
11. Hustlers with Sheek & Styles P
12. Nobody Extended Verses with Sheek & Styles P
13. Yall Don’t Want It with Sheek & Styles P
14. Windsprintin with Tony Moxberg
15. Try Ya Luck with Mysonne
16. Why I’m Hot Part 4 Freestyle
17. Why I’m Hot Part 5 Freestyle
18. I Don’t Care
19. Thug It Out with Swizz Beatz
20. D-Block with Styles P & Sheek

Obama's response to Bush's State of the Union

I'm really feeling what Barack is about!!

What you call money, I pay more in taxes!!

Forced to divulge his financial expenditures as part of his ongoing divorce proceedings, the Heat's Shaquille O'Neal indicated in court papers recently he earns $1.8 million a month, but spends more than half of it on expenses.

According to court documents, he estimates he has $875,000 in monthly expenses, which includes $110,505 on monthly vacations; $60,417 on gifts; $23,950 on clothes, dry cleaning and laundry; $46,500 on child care; $24,300 on gas and oil for four vehicles; $12,775 on food; and $468,345 on three home mortgages. On top of that, O'Neal pays nearly $500,000 a month in income taxes. Full Story

John Edwards exiting presidential race

I hope everybody is keeping up with this!! This year could be a very life changing year with the right president or shit it'll change with the wrong president too. lol

Democrat John Edwards is exiting the presidential race Wednesday, ending a scrappy underdog bid in which he steered his rivals toward progressive ideals while grappling with family hardship that roused voters' sympathies, The Associated Press has learned.

The two-time White House candidate notified a close circle of senior advisers that he planned to make the announcement at a 1 p.m. EST event in New Orleans that had been billed as a speech on poverty, according to two aides. The decision came after Edwards lost the four states to hold nominating contests so far to rivals who stole the spotlight from the beginning — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.

The former North Carolina senator will not immediately endorse either candidate in what is now a two-person race for the Democratic nomination, said one adviser, who spoke on condition of anonymity in advance of the announcement. Both candidates would welcome Edwards' backing and the support of the 56 delegates he had collected.

Edwards waged a spirited top-tier campaign against the two better-funded rivals, even as he dealt with the stunning blow of his wife's recurring cancer diagnosis. In a dramatic news conference last March, the couple announced that the breast cancer that she thought she had beaten had returned, but they would continue the campaign.

Their decision sparked a debate about family duty and public service. But Elizabeth Edwards remained a forceful advocate for her husband, and she was often surrounded at campaign events by well-wishers and emotional survivors cheering her on.

Edwards planned to announce his campaign was ending with his wife and three children at his side. Then he planned to work with Habitat for Humanity at the volunteer-fueled rebuilding project Musicians' Village, the adviser said.

With that, Edwards' campaign will end the way it began 13 months ago — with the candidate pitching in to rebuild lives in a city still ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. Edwards embraced New Orleans as a glaring symbol of what he described as a Washington that didn't hear the cries of the downtrodden.

Edwards burst out of the starting gate with a flurry of progressive policy ideas — he was the first to offer a plan for universal health care, the first to call on Congress to pull funding for the war, and he led the charge that lobbyists have too much power in Washington and need to be reigned in.

The ideas were all bold and new for Edwards personally as well, making him a different candidate than the moderate Southerner who ran in 2004 while still in his first Senate term. But the themes were eventually adopted by other Democratic presidential candidates — and even a Republican, Mitt Romney, echoed the call for an end to special interest politics in Washington.

Edwards' rise to prominence in politics came amid just one term representing North Carolina in the Senate after a career as a trial attorney that made him millions. He was on Al Gore's short list for vice president in 2000 after serving just two years in office. He ran for president in 2004, and after he lost to John Kerry, the nominee picked him as a running mate.

Elizabeth Edwards first discovered a lump in her breast in the final days of that losing campaign. Her battle against the disease caused her husband to open up about another tragedy in their lives — the death of their teenage son Wade in a 1996 car accident. The candidate barely spoke of Wade during his 2004 campaign, but he offered his son's death to answer questions about how he could persevere when his wife could die.

Edwards made poverty the signature issue of both his presidential campaigns, and he led a four-day tour to highlight the issue in July. The tour was the first to focus on the plight of the poor since Robert F. Kennedy's trip 40 years earlier.

But even as Obama and Clinton collected astonishing amounts of money that dwarfed his fundraising effort, Edwards maintained a loyal following in the first voting state of Iowa that made him a serious contender. He came in second to Obama in Iowa, an impressive feat of relegating Clinton to third place, before coming in third in the following three contests.

The loss in South Carolina was especially hard because it was where he was born and he had won the state in 2004.

Jody Breeze- Crack

When will he drop a solo joint?? The streets need this too. I'm tired of this slump in rap.

Personals: Looking for Love

Here we have Darnell Barron, a 29 year old hoeless romantic looking for love. Darnell is a local acclaimed actor whose fame hasn't gained him any love, lust, or even a falsely accusing baby momma. Darnell has his own spot, in his auntie's basement, and is looking for his first victim/love interest in his new pad.

Darnell has his own money, his own car and his own play. He played a dual role as Jesse and Mo'Jesse in "CabbagePatch" the musical. The play, created by 'Kway Rollark, takes place in the innercity and is about a hustler who turns to battle-dancing as a way out of the hood. His alter-ego/imaginary friend Mo'Jesse would come to life as Jesse battled his way to popularity in alleys and outside of train stations, and anywhere the negros would congregate. The switch would come on and Jesse seemed to turn into Mo'Jesse when the chips were down and he tapped into his secret move, The CabbagePatch.

"My love of break-dancing and leather pants, just made me love the play even after I had my Uncle 2some read it to me.", Darnell said in last month's Ebenesscence magazine.

"CabbagePatch" can be seen in the Lincoln Theatre on Neverary 9th and 12th. Tickets for the 3:15 and 4:15 shows are still available and can be ordered thru or at Woodies department stores.

Darnell is also gonna be an extra on CSI Flint-Michigan and Unsolved Mysteries: R Street later this month. Let's keep our fingers crossed because 11 more features and Darnell will be in the Screen Actors Grilled/Guild.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Best and Worst Cities to Buy property

The Top Places to Buy

Whether you're an investor like me or you're looking to purchase that next move up, here are my picks for the best areas to buy a home:

Killeen, Round Rock, Austin, Texas: Killeen has the lowest average home price in any market in the nation while still maintaining quality. Round Rock and Austin have seen incredible job growth and very stable home prices despite the downturn nationwide. Jobs continue to grow here -- a factor for keeping inventory low and prices stable.

Mission Viejo, California: Mission Viejo has the lowest crime statistics in the nation. With no murders in 2007 and a low rate of violent crime, this is a good place to raise a family. Prices are relatively stable, and the job market in the nearby cities of Irvine and San Diego means there is consistent demand from job seekers.

Palm Beach, Florida: I'm taking a risk here because this area has been pummeled by foreclosures in 2007. But there are also a lot of boomers retiring, and Palm Beach is looking mighty attractive. If you don't like this high of a risk (which translates to great prices), check out Tampa or Clearwater in the same state.

Las Vegas, Nevada: Yes, Las Vegas has been hit hard by incoming investors, who watched their home values disappear and then left those homes empty. Las Vegas comes in quite high on the national foreclosure list, almost always within the top three metro areas. But there's an upside -- a very strong job market. In 2007, Las Vegas experienced a 12 percent increase in population, partly driven by retirees looking for Sunbelt states to move to. Coupled with low prices, we could see inventories reduced here, which would also stabilize prices. Be careful what you buy, but I like it.

Find out what cities to avoid, here

Inside the Swoosh

CNBC does documentaries on companies like Target, K-Mart, etc., but finally one that matters.

Rick Ross-Money Make Me Cum

This song is dedicated to all the real, loyal, go getter chicks out here!! We need more chicks like you out here!! Rick Ross new album Trilla, due out in stores March 11, 2008. Trilla will ft. appearances by Jay Z, R. Kelly, T-Pain, Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne and many more!!

Also check out the follow up to his 1st single, "Speedin" ft. R. Kelly, "The Boss" ft. T-Pain here. This joint is # 1 in my playlist right now!!

Plies- I am the Club

He had the video up on his myspace for a while but it debuted on Rap City yesterday so I thought I'd post it for those who haven't seen it!!

Plies "Real Testament" in stores now and his 2nd album "Da Definition of Real" is on the way!! Check inside for info on the casting call for Plies new reality show and a Bonus Video

Video about 6-7 months old but it's self explanitory

Let's Talk Denim

Anybody that knows me, know's I been on my Nudie shit for a long time now!! I've always been the type to buy what I like not what TV deems as "HOT"!! They are so comfortable and the washes are nice. You got to get the right cut though cause there are some that looks like a girl should wear them so don't just grab and buy lmao. For all of you that wait until you hear it in a song or see it on TV to get with something here's a little info on Nudie. Although I have been seeing Bow Wow rocking the Nudies so that should give you some inspiration!! lol Step you denim game up!!

Nudie Jeans are made with organic denim made of cotton. Nudie chose the ecological and mindful route because they are aware that conventional cotton accounts for 25% of all insecticides worldwide. They make a difference for the environment by using organic denim producers with stringent ecological processes for the spinning, dyeing and finishing of the yarn including potato starch and pre-reduced indigo.

Get rid of them burgers and make a Steak Upgrade

My homie said something earlier that got me thinking and I have to post my thoughts on it.

A lot of females talk about all men are dogs, men lie, men ain't shit, etc. etc.... This could be very true for the boys that you deal with but don't say all men!! A guy is only going to do what you allow him to do. Have some morals and if you are worth it a Man isn't going to do nothing to lose that. Don't get me wrong we do make mistakes. Forgive us for being human!! To make a long story short, don't be mad at "all men" be mad that you didn't see through that clown disguised as a man!! But being a human, you are allowed that mistake. Now just throw away that old Tote bag and put your stuff in a Louis Keepall!! lmao

I set Guidelines, no trends or fads!!

Curren$y's Indepence Day Mixtape is in the streets now!! Make sure you pick it up!! This is just a preview of what will be in store when his album drops!! Check out "Bail" off the mixtape!!

Head over to Dat Piff for the whole mixtape!!

You make the Call??

Soooo Hilary Clinton says Barack Obama only won South Carolina because he's black! hmmmm I'm not saying she's a racist but ummm

Sen. Ted Kennedy backs Barack Obama

Sen. Edward Kennedy backed Sen. Barack Obama for president Monday, saying, "It is time again for a new generation of leadership."
"It is time now for Barack Obama," the Massachusetts senator and brother of the late President Kennedy added.

He stood with Obama, his son, Rep. Patrick Kennedy, and his niece, Caroline Kennedy, before a screaming capacity crowd of students at American University in Washington.

"Like you, we want a president who appeals to the hopes of those who still believe in the American dream," he said.

"I've found that candidate. And it looks to me like you have too," he said.

After Kennedy spoke, Obamatold the boisterous crowed: "I know what your support means. I know the cherished place the Kennedy family holds in the hearts of the American people."

And the Illinois Democrats said he would work to carry on the vision the senator's brother laid out when he was president nearly five decades ago.

"The dream has never died ... it lives on in those Americans, young and old, rich and poor, black and white, Latino and Asian and Native American, gay and straight, who are tired of a politics that divides us and want to recapture the sense of common purpose that we had when John Kennedy was president of the United States of America," Obama said.

Obama wins big in South Carolina

This is great news! America is poised for a change. While I am personally supporting Obama I realize that you must vote your conscience. Whoever it is you support please do me 1 favor and VOTE!!!! It's your vote that makes the difference. Read the article inside!

Sen. Barack Obama claimed a significant victory in the South Carolina Democratic primary on Saturday, telling supporters "we are hungry for change."The Illinois senator earned more than twice the vote that rival Sen. Hillary Clinton did, 55 percent to 27 percent, unofficial returns showed. Former Sen. John Edwards was third with 18 percent.

"Tonight, the cynics who believed that what began in the snows of Iowa was just an illusion were told a different story by the good people of South Carolina," Obama said to supporters Saturday.

A win in South Carolina was considered crucial for Obama, who won Iowa but finished second to Clinton in New Hampshire and Nevada.

"I did not travel around this state over the last year and see a white South Carolina or a black South Carolina. I saw South Carolina," he said.

"The choice in this election is not between regions or religions or genders," Obama said. "It's not about rich versus poor; young versus old; and it is not about black versus white.

True Definition of an idiot!!

Is money really this important people?? All them records B2K sold there is no way this man pockets is thin! Why is he making such an idiot of himself. I usually wouldn't even post no BS about nobody like this, but I'm dying laughing at this fool!! Get a life dog

What?? you thought I only listened to gangsta rap and Go-Go??

Can't wait for Erykah's "New Amerykah" wich is dropping the day before my birthday, 2/26/2008. A track called "The Healer" was leaked earlier this month and I must say I was impressed. Well I shouldn't say impressed because I couldn't expect anything but great music from Erykah Badu. Universal/Motown immediately removed it but Ms. Badu has blessed us with her new video for "Honey". Click "Read More" to see the video!

I love this Video

Monday, January 28, 2008

Video Premiere of Pray off Hov's American Gangster

JAY-Z's video for "Pray (Live)" is Now Playing on the front page of the Roc-A-Fella website. now to watch the video from the critically acclaimed album American Gangster.

This video was recorded LIVE on the road during JAY-Z's American Gangster Tour.

Nike Air Max 90 carnival (QUICKSTRIKE)

Check your local Nike Retailer for availability.

Air Jordan VI(6) Carmine

Jordan is really up to something releasing what is my favorite jordan next to the Aqua 8's. Jordan Brand is releasing the Air Jordan VI Carmines, which originally released in 1991, as a part of an upcoming countdown pack with the Jordan XVII's

Nike SB Pro Skate or Die

Nike SB will soon be releasing a new Dunk inspired by the retro video game "Skate or Die". "Skate or Die" was released in 1987 by Electronic Arts for the consoles ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Atari ST, MS-DOS, Apple IIgs and Amstrad CPC. It was a popular game where you could compete in events such as down hill races and freestyle ramp events. The Nike "Skate or Die" Dunk features the colors and patterns from the "Skate or Die" game cover. Look for these SB's to come out in February.

young Buck signing back with Cash Money??

These dudes is just like free agents!! You can't be serious!! You just talked bad about these dudes and now you signing with them. WTF??

Last night, Cash Money Records rapper Lil Wayne performed at the Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga Tennessee.
At the end of the show, Lil Wayne brought out surprise guest Young Buck, who revealed that he was resigning to the Cash Money Records imprint.
Young Buck, who hails from Nashville, Tennessee, originally signed with Cash Money Records at the age of 17, in 1997. He left the label around 2000.

After a brief stint with Juvenile’s UTP Records, Young Buck signed with 50 Cent’s G-Unit imprint.

Details of the proposed deal were not available. Young Buck is preparing to release the upcoming compilation album Product of the South via his Cashville Records imprint, which is distributed by Red Distribution/Sony.

Oschino keeps it Real about Beans and Hov

Former Rocafella/State Property memeber Oschino Speaks his mind

Weezy on a rage fresh out the Jail!

This is why I say open your eyes to the people around you!! Recognize the fake shit and play it how it go!! At the end of the day you stand on your own and no nigga, woman, money will help!! Man up!!

Purple Kush in a vending machine??

Just Legalize it already!! lol

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Shawty Lo ft. Maino, Lil Kim & Busta Rhymes- Dey Know (NY Remix

Check out the NY remix to Shawty Lo's hit single "Dey Know" right here

Now this is a fashion show

This set is amazing!! Click read more to see more pics of this Chanel Show

Pharell's Louis Vuitton Blason Promo Video

Man I respect Pharell for getting this money with LV. That's a great look for a black dude out of a city like Norfolk, VA. This shold be some inspiration to get you up off your ass. It doesn't matter where you from. Get your grind on and fuck what a hater think and you can get this paper

A few of these pieces are nice but umm what do you think??

Friday, January 25, 2008

Establish that Business Credit

Here's some few quick tips to establishing business credit to get your business off the ground!! Let's get this money

Business credit is also a way of building your company’s image and identity. The following are 9 Steps to Building Credit for Your Business.

Step One
Decide how you want to structure your business. This may take some research but a few common ways to structure a business are: C-Corporation; S-Corporation; Sole-Proprietorship; Limited Liability and Partnerships. For business credit separate from your personal credit you will need to structure your business as a Corporation or LLC. You can also purchase a “shelf” or “aged” corporation in the State where you want to do business. A shelf or aged corporation is one which has no activity and is created and put on the “shelf” to age and use at a later date. There are companies which sell shelf corporations. 2

Step Two
Obtain an employer identification number (EIN). Business credit applications require your business name, business address and employer identification number. You may obtain an EIN from the IRS online. ( The application is really basic and takes about 5 minutes. As a sole proprietor you may apply or if you are a corporation any officer may apply. 3

Step Three
Open a separate bank account under the exact legal name of the business. Business checking accounts can be opened with as little as a $100.00 deposit. 4

Step Four
Business address and telephone number must be listed under the business name in the 411 directory and the telephone must be answered in your business name. 5

Step Five
Obtain required business license, permits, registrations, etc., in the City or Jurisdiction where you do business. 6

Step Six
Technically, at this point you are ready to establish business credit with some vendors such as Staples. Simply go to fax your business phone bill along with the credit application on your business letterhead to apply for business credit. No personal guarantee is required and you should receive the standard business credit line of $750.00. 7

Step Seven
Establish a profile with Dun and Bradstreet (DNB) and obtain a D-U-N-S Number. DNB is the largest tracker of business credit. The D-U-N-S Number is a nine-digit identification number that provides unique identifiers of business entities. The website for Dun & Bradstreet is There is no charge and you will receive a D-U-N-S Number within 30 business days. You can pay for their credit builder services in order to receive the D-U-N-S immediately, but it is definitely not necessary. Companies where you apply for credit that use Dun & Bradstreet services will request your credit file and this will establish your file. It may take up to 45 days for the companies to report.

Note: If you do decide to pay for their credit builder services preparation is vital when contacting Dun & Bradstreet. Make sure you have covered all your bases. What you say to DNB goes permanently into your file. 8

Step Eight
Now that you have received your D-U-N-S number you are prepared to apply for business credit. As you begin to establish business credit it is imperative that you pay your invoices before the grace period. A Paydex Score of 80 is considered very good and is based on your payment history with at least five (5) vendors. It makes a difference for every day you pay earlier than the actual due date unlike personal credit. Business credit scores range on a scale from 0 to 100 and a Paydex score of 80 will get you the best business credit cards and terms. 9

Step Nine
After completing the process you may want to apply to a few companies with no personal guarantee required. Do not apply for everything at one time. This may get your business credit file flagged. Allow a couple of weeks between applications.

Eye Candy of The Week- Anaya Hayes

Check her out on myspace here