Because It’s My Blog: Top 10 Most Underrated R&B Artists Pt. 2

by douglass1991

This is the 2nd half of our Top 10 Most Underrated R&B Artist list. Click here to check out 10-6. Remember, this isn’t about who you’ve heard or listen to, but who hasn’t gotten the attention they deserve.

5. Kem | Why Would You Stay

This guy’s story is crazy. He went from being homeless to putting out some of the best music around. One of those slow down and listen type dudes. He can just plain sing and has a powerfully emotional voice with experiences like his. There is just something about his sound that makes you want to keep listening. Him and Sade on a track together would be crazy.

4. Tank | I Can’t Make You Love Me (Acoustic)

Anyone that knows me knows that I’m a big Tank fan. I’ve been a fan since I heard “My Heart” when I was 16. He’s a talented dude that has recently started to get bigger. I’m cool with that… he deserves it as long as he doesn’t start getting too commercial and ruining his sound. Either way for now he’s damn good and still underrated.

3. Ginuwine | So Anxious

From “Pony” to “The Best Man I Can Be”, Ginuwine has his bases covered. The dirty dude that just wants to get down or trying to be a better man. What he does manage to do is play both sides of that dirty/sensual field which a lot of artists can’t do. There is plenty to say about this guy but it’s honestly just a lot easier to let the music speak for itself.

2. Joe | I Wanna Know

Joe is one of the best singers that I have been around to listen to. Unlike number one on here this guy is all about being smooth and sensual, put on his greatest hits CD and the mood will be set, fact. I think he is one of the all time greats, call me crazy but I’m just sayin’. He has a lot of old school soul that R&B tends to lack these days. Just really good music.

1. Anthony Hamilton | Charlene

Anthony Hamilton is by far the most soulful artist that’s still around. If you don’t believe me you will as soon as you switch on this track. He just has that intangible rough feel to his voice that fills you up with emotion. He isn’t the smooth singer like a lot of these guys before, but he doesn’t need to be. His songs are different, somehow more powerful. For so many reasons he deserves to be way more popular than he is. One of my favorite artists in R&B, or soul, or whatever you call it.  A-Ham is just down right amazing.

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Because It’s My Blog: Top 10 Most Underrated R&B Artists Pt. 1

by douglass1991

If you really love R&B then you’ll probably know most of the names on this list. This list isn’t about who you’ve heard or listened to though. I’m only saying that these guys deserve a lot more recognition than they have gotten. They’re either new to the game or have been passed over for whatever reason. The fact is they’re all underrated artists. I should also make it clear that no females were included because they need a whole list to themselves. I mean let’s face it… even the most popular females in R&B are still underrated. Like James Brown said “It’s A Man’s World.”

10. Kevin Cossom – Overflow

This guy is fairly new to the R&B game but he’s starting to gain popularity on features, a couple of his singles and his projects. He is also a producer and has written songs for some pretty big names… even little Biebs. He’s underrated but has plenty talent so listen up and look for him to get bigger.

9. Brandon Hines | Overdose

This is another fairly new name in R&B, but his first album was good enough to slip him on this list. He’s starting to grow with some radio play, but he’s hardly a household name. Either way he can hit some notes and he is a pretty good songwriter. Most of the music he’s put out is actually very good though He has that emotion touch that is so important in the R&B world for success. Look into him… you won’t be mad.

8. Kenny Lattimore | For you

Kenny’s been slipping under the radar since the late 90’s and that’s not right. When he came out it was right with Maxwell and on the same label, so he was kind of overshadowed to begin with. It’s too bad, but he is getting ready to put out a new album in June that I’ll be snatchin’ right up. He has a lot of talent and maybe the new album will bring him up some.

7. Lyfe Jennings | Statistics

Lyfe is one of the more unique artists in the game. He ventures into rap a little bit and does some pretty good features. That type of work is actually pretty popular and widespread. What I’m concerned about though, is his solo work. A lot of people that know him don’t really check into his other stuff and that’s a mistake. I have been a fan since “S.E.X.”, but looking at the songs where he is alone mostly singing is worth your while.

6. Donell Jones | This Luv

This song right here! Damn, makes me think of the mid 90’s in the best kind of way. Overall, he isn’t on top of his game all the time, but when he doesn’t miss the mark it’s some good music. He can sing… of course, but when he does a song right like this one, he is up there with the best of em’.

Part 2 coming soon…

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Just My Thoughts: Food For The Struggle

by D-Lop

This blog has been in the making since I was 12 years old chopping up jalapenos and letting them simmer in the water before I dropped in the Top Ramen. So for all you savages trying get the most food for your dollar or the ones who just spent half their check buying rounds for random females, here are some ideas to get you through the week.

1. Top Ramen
This is the most obvious one, but be creative. Creativity when making your Top Ramen really shows how good your playlist is or how much box you’ve gotten in the past 7 months. I personally stick with the beef flavored… it adapts to any flavors you add. Chopping up some peppers, onions, maybe throwing in some garlic salt and adding them to the water is always good. I’ve also heard throwing in some Lays after there cooked or cracking an egg in there is good. That’s a little much for me, I’d rather scramble that egg.


2. Totino’s Pizza
Man I have really lived off these for 3 days straight at one point. Not much you can do with these, I just have to have me some hot sauce. And PLEASE do not microwave these joints, we’re broke were not lazy. Throw them in the oven and remember… patience is a virtue.


3. $5 Box Meal Taco bell/KFC
This may be the only meal I ever buy when I go to a fast food joint. I’m usually eyeing the dollar menu counting my change in the center console. This box is legit though, it can keep you full for a whole day. I’ve never had the KFC one, went to grab it once at the KFC by the crib and they really told me “we are currently out of chicken.” I never went back.
A wise man once said a 12 pack for yourself > round for your friends. So if you wanna stay out the struggle you better live by that. Shit what do I know? I just blogged about eating Top Ramen with Lays… she still a heaux tho.

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Because It’s My Blog: Jay-Z Pulled Over For Speeding In A Helicopter?

by DG

He posted this picture and eluded to being pulled over for speeding in his helicopter. He has since taken it off his Life + Times site. If he did in fact get pulled over, this would have to be the flyest shit I’ve ever heard of. 99 problems and a bitch still ain’t one huh…

Download: LL Cool J – Illegal Search

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Because It’s My Blog: MONOPOLY – The Godfather Collector’s Edition

by DG

The Godfather & MONOPOLY teaming up is like the board game version of Jay & Beyonce’s marriage. All of the properties have been replaced by the iconic locations from the movies, and even the playing tokens have been changed to key elements of the film – horse’s head, tommy gun, olive oil, dead fish, and classic car.

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Because It’s My Blog: The Video That Ended Charles Hamilton

by DG

Charles Hamilton is the first rapper in history to get the career knocked out of him by a girl. He will forever be remembered by the “punch heard around the world.” The most crucial point was right after he got hit and mumbled, “you punch me though, I ain’t mean to do that.” He hasn’t been the same since.

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Because It’s My Blog: Wale – The Eyes Of The Tiger

by DG

I don’t know if I ever seen a celebrity fall from grace like Tiger did. I never felt the same anger many people did towards Tiger though. His personal life is just that… personal. We only know of him through golf so what he did shouldn’t have concerned the world as much as it did. Wale explained that perfectly.

Download: Wale – The Eyes Of The Tiger


Thinkin’ with my dick, my head Explainin the clouds
Should have avoided my temptation instead of my vows
Now I may suffer my forever shit wit Elin
Let’s put this shit to bed before this message gets the L-O
And if she catch me slippin’
The media gon’ trip, And I got shit to do on T.V
Keep me clean, don’t do no snitchin
And I’mma hold you down forever and appreciate the effort
And ya pussy was amazing but it ain’t worth a couple million
C’mon girl
Don’t be wrong girl
I hope you not rattin’ out to get on girl
See my whole life I been winnin’
So the right to have these women, I’m entitled to their interest
Yeah I’m at ‘em
And this a vicious battle that I’m havin’
But an addict yes I am, butIshould act more like an adult
It knows me
It controls me
And I’m still hurtin over pops
It consoles me
Okay my stories ain’t addin’ up
But Elon don’t got no proof
And hell if I’m gon tell him, now shut up and play it cool
I love what the ladies do
But I love my babies too
And I have forsaken my marriage, now she gon take me for loot
Look in the mirror
What do I really need
Is it the money or my marriage or media peace
Life’s fuckin’ wit me
Once the message released
She found out and tried to treat my head like a tee

(Seinfield Skit)

Embarrassments an understatement
As I annihilate the very thing that once was sacred
See my desire for the lust, fucked up what was love
Street fighter ho, she had that Tiger upper cut
Now they comin out the woodworks snitchin’ on me
Once Mr. Woods was all good, Now a nigga only
You see now that nigga lonely
And losin all his money
Still hear that laughin’ under breath while the Orlando police
See that’s insult to injury
Now I’m losin everything as they began the lynch in me
Turnin on ESPN you see they got it in for me
And they won’t stop until they got my legacy in infamy
Infamy can’t deal wit it
She gon get the mils for this
Don’t root for me
They boo for me
And cheer for Phillip Nickleson
Vijay Singh and all of them
They gon stop acknowlegin’
Have they all forgot who made this golf shit hot again
Shit, How quickly they turn on a nigga
Yet, it is forever and a day to forgive and forget one
I’m forever a nigga
Guess when I knew the verdict
I thought of Bill Clinton
I looked at Roethlisberger
As the politics surface, I ain’t hardly workin’
I’m gettin help for this addiction, now golf ain’t important
But I’m sorry for the damage I have done
For all the pedicures I’ve given to their camel toes they bring
I know I’m wrong now
Can we get along now?
Would I stay with her, or separate or move along now
Okay you wrong now
We don’t get along now
Three quarter bills later
Maybe guess you get it all now


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Because It’s My Blog: Ari Gold vs Josh Weinstein

by J.Waves

I was watching Entourage on Spike TV late last night because there was nothing else on at the time. While I was sitting there watching I couldn’t help but think of how wack the edited version of this rant and the show period is. So I vowed to myself when I got up this morning I would go to YouTube and watch this in it’s unedited glory. And that I did now I decided to share the greatness with WeBeenGone’s loyal minions.

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Because It’s My Blog: NBA Live Back?

by DG

EA Sports recently announced that NBA Live would be making a comeback after being pushed back like Young Buck last year. I don’t know about any of you savages, but NBA Live has been slipped into any of my game consoles since 2006. I’m sure it will have some dope franchise features or something so instead of trying to beat the competition they should join them and add on to 2K.

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Becasue It’s My Blog: Bottle Cap Blues

by DG

I stumbled across this somehow and decided to watch. Not being able to find a bottle opener is a problem all of us has had, but you should be good after watching this.

This is a short film that I was a part of for Adam Young’s solo Art Show at Common House Gallery entitled: Songs of the Early Riser. Adam had a concept for a video installation. I took his concept and put it into a video. We originally had 4 different edits looping at the show in his installation, but this edit is a compilation of my favorite clips from the three day shoot. This has been the most fun project I have been a part of to date. Sitting around with your friends killing a couple of six packs of beer trying to think of different means to open your next drink is pretty fun. I encourage you to try it.

Adam’s art is amazing. If you have an opportunity to pick up one of his pieces, I suggest you add an original to your collection. He is one of the best dudes ever…

More information/ reviews about the show can be found here:

Because It’s My Blog: Beyonce Writes A Letter To Michelle Obama

by DG

The Obama’s and the Carter’s Knowle’s have one of the most fascinating connections I’ve ever seen. They both embody the meaning of family and strength. Salute to President Barack and Jay for doing it how it’s supposed to be done.

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Because It’s My Blog: 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Jay-Z

by DG

Complex caught of with Guru (Hov’s engineer) to discuss some things about the gawd mc that you probably didn’t know. Pretty dope read… article below.

He Watches Every YouTube Rapper

Young Guru: “Jay-Z has probably watched every SMACK DVD, Grind Time battle, freestyle, and every battle that has ever been on YouTube. If you ever battle in any situation that has any remote type of promotion, he’s seen it. He calls me like, ‘Please come watch this battle.’ Jay watches all of them. I mean all of them. Every battle that has ever been on.

“Jay watches these dudes freestyle on YouTube. Like, if you’re a battle MC from Philly, you may not have been in a battle but you just get on YouTube and start rapping, Jay watches those religiously. It’s just the weirdest thing in the world but he really loves it to the point where I’m like, ‘Yo, turn it off.’”

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Him and Beyoncé Leave Restaurants Separately

Young Guru: “Jay doesn’t lust for the limelight. He ain’t want all this nonsense of having to leave restaurants at a different time than [Beyoncé] because [the paparazzi] get more money if they snap both of them together. That’s so corny. He just wants to go and eat but he’s gotta think about dumb sh-t like that now. They can’t walk out the restaurant together. How dumb is that? But it’s reality.”

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He’s Nice At Basketball

Young Guru: “[When we were recording The Blueprint 3] Kanye was like, ‘I just bought the crib in Hawaii. Come through, I’ll have the cook cook for us and we’ll go run ball before we hit the studio.’ We get up, me and Jay go over there, we eat breakfast, Kanye’s showing us this nice new crib, and then we go out and play ball.

“It wasn’t even like we shut down or rented a whole gym. We just rode around, found an outside court at some kid’s school, and we played ball. The kids looked outside and was like, ‘Oh sh-t that’s Kanye and Jay-Z playing ball on our court.’ We all went out and had a nice little exercise.

“Jay is absolutely nice at ball. He’s got a nice 12-foot jumper. He knows the game. He’s smart about the game. For Kanye and them it’s more exercise; they’re not ballers.

“I came from playing ball; I played ball in high school and college. For me, it’s like I’m super out of shape but I can’t let Kanye and Don C. beat me in basketball. I gotta use what I know to win the game. But that game was more about getting together and brotherhood thing.”

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Jay Lets Young Guru Keep All His Music

Young Guru: “That’s part of where my job extends beyond normal engineering because once Jay got comfortable with me, it was more than ‘Record and mix my albums.’ It became ‘Oversee my music.’ That means, I hold it all.

“First of all, Jay doesn’t want any of his music on any other drives but my hard drive. If it leaks, it’s on me. For Jay, it’s safer to have me as his central base versus it being scattered all over the city.

“Whether I mix them or not, I gather all the mixes. If Timbaland’s guy mixed this and Pharrell mixed this, I got all the mixes. I go present all the mixes to our mastering guy. I sit with the mastering guy doing the tweeks and EQing, doing the spacing in-between the records, all of that stuff. And we put the whole album together.

“If CBS is putting ‘Heart of the City’ in the beginning of some cop show, they’ll come to me and be like, ‘Can I get the instrumental TV track?’ because they know I hold everything. If he’s in Rocawear and we need a voice-over, call Guru. It’s those type things.

“That all falls into my responsibility. It’s gone beyond the normal thing. It’s become a gig to take care of Jay-Z’s musical world.”

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His Adlibs Are Live

Young Guru: “If you hear Jay-Z say, ‘Guru, tell that girl open that Ace’ or ‘Turn the lights down,’ on a song, he’s really talking [to people in the studio]. Like on Scarface’s ‘Guess Who’s Back,’ when he’s talking in the beginning and he’s like, ‘Gu turn my headphones down, my headphones distorting,’ that’s all real.”

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He Does One Take Because He Memorizes His Raps

Young Guru: “Jay memorizes his raps before he gets in the booth. That’s all it is. Too many MCs write their raps in the booth. Jay [doesn’t write his rhymes] down, but he memorizes and says the rap 50,000 times before he even thinks about stepping in the booth.

“By the time he steps in the booth, he’s said it so many times he already memorized the record and he’s been so particular about the bounce and the flow that it’s not hard for him to do it in one take.

“He writes and critiques his records more than any other MC that I’ve ever seen and goes line for line: ‘Is this too complicated or not complicated enough? Am I over-rapping it? Am I not giving them enough tricks?’

“All while we’re out here kicking it, smoking, doing whatever we’re doing, he’s saying to you, ‘This is the record. This is what I’m gonna say Gu,’ and he says it 80,000 times. When he taps you and goes, ‘Yo, I’m ready,’ he’s really ready.

“It saves so much time. It’s about memorizing your raps. I tell everybody, you can write your records at home, you can write your records in a car, you can write your rhymes anywhere. You shouldn’t be spending $150 an hour to be writing a song. The studio is to record music.”

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He Occasionally Needs To “Download” His Rhymes

Young Guru: “Jay writes in his head, so we have times where he goes, ‘I need to download.’ He doesn’t call it that, but that’s what I call it. There’s so much stuff in his head that sometimes he just raps to a hi-hat or to a click or to nothing because he’s writing songs and he needs to remember them so he’ll record them. So it’s like, take that out the brain until I need it again. I can put it back in there when I need to say it.

“After we got home from the Watch the Throne tour, Jay was writing and when the New Year started not only did we knock out the song ‘Glory’ for Blue Ivy Carter, but it’s just like, ‘Okay, download. Just put up any beat or give me a click and let me just say these raps so I can just have them. I need to get them out of my mind because I’ve been holding them for two months.’ He does that a lot. He just started going in and it’s like every other day we’d end up with new records.”

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He Once Offered Jaz-O A Record Deal

Young Guru: “If you ever notice, when people complain about Jay they never say, ‘He did something to me.’ They always say what he didn’t do for them.

“It’s the Jaz-O thing where it’s like, ‘I brought you into this.’ Jay is like, ‘Yeah, I’m here and you’re here. If you just play your part…’ But it don’t happen like that, it’s the, ‘You’re my son and you’re supposed to…’ But Jay is like, ‘Nah that’s not what happened. Now I’m here and I run all of this.’

“Jay tried to give Jaz a deal. But when he was trying to give him a deal, they were just starting Roc-A-Fella. They gave him a $300,000 deal and Jaz laughed at it. They couldn’t afford to give you a major deal, so Jaz went with a major company. It’s not Jay’s fault.

“Jay is like, ‘We offered you a deal, that’s how much we could afford to give you. $300,000 was a lot for you back then, you didn’t roll with it. You fu-ked up. It’s not my fault. What do you want me to do?’

“No matter what I do it’s not going to be enough. Jaz-O came to Jay and was like, ‘You have to be on my album.’ OK, he gives you a verse, that’s easy. But then you decide to shoot your video on this day and Jay already got something planned. Now Jaz-O is mad at Jay because he didn’t come to the video. And Jay is like, ‘I didn’t do anything to you, it’s what I’m not doing.’”

Young Guru Convinced Jay-Z To Make Blueprint 2 A Double Disc

Young Guru: “It wasn’t the same quality as The Blueprint. If I had not pushed this double album concept and just made it 12 songs, it would’ve been an incredible album. I had 25 records from Jay so I’m like, ‘We gotta do a double album.’

“Jay was like, ‘Nah, I don’t need no double album.’ I’m like, ‘Nah B, all the greats like 2Pac and Biggie did double disks. To put you in that league, [you have to do one.]

“It was a serious campaign. Me and Hip Hop were the ones that were seriously arguing [to do a double disc]. We look at Jay’s career from the outside, so we’re like in order to be on the same level as Big and Pac, [you have to do a double disc]. They both had double albums that were like perfection, especially Big’s.

“When you’re doing a double album, and you really only have 17 songs, you start to do filler records. Then we do songs like ‘As One.’ We should’ve never did that.

“We were close. That was really my fault. Hip Hop had a little bit to do with it too. It was a mistake, you learn from your mistakes. It was my bad. There’s gems on there but it has a lot of filler too.”

He Wanted To Be The President of Def Jam For “The Culture”

Young Guru: “I asked Jay if he really wanted to be the president of Def Jam. I knew him and his personality and I knew that job and what it would take. Do you really want that headache?

“There are certain jobs that I look at like, ‘This is cool but it’s not for me.’ I work close to the sh-t that they do as managers, calling people and booking hotels. I don’t want to do that sh-t. It’s not for me. It’s not my thing to have meetings all day.

“Jay said, [he wanted to be the president] because of what that meant for the culture. It was a good look for him. I understand it from the point of ‘I went from being an artist to the president.’ It’s a great stat.”

L.A. Reid Forced Him To Rush Kingdom Come

[Ed. note—According to Guru, Def Jam had no releases in first quarter of 2006, followed by huge push in second quarter. After a number of albums flopped because of illegal downloading, which they refused to aknowledge, the company was in dire shape. Coupled with that was the fact the label no longer had big stars like DMX moving units for them, so the situation worsened.]

Young Guru:“Now, everything rides on this Jay-Z album. Jay goes on a world tour and goes to Africa to do his Water for Life thing. He’s doing all this stuff and L.A. Reid is looking at me, like, ‘We need the Jay album by the end of the year.’

“I’m like, ‘We’re not ready. I have some songs but it’s not done and he’s in Africa.’ They’re like ‘If this sh-t doesn’t come out, people are getting fired. I can’t pay my bills, this record has to come out at this time.’

“I’m begging, ‘Can I please push this back? He’s in Africa’ and they’re like, ‘Alright get on a plane.’ I ended up meeting Jay in Taipei, Taiwan and we didn’t really get to record until we got to Australia. But it’s like, you’re in the middle of a world tour doing soccer arenas that hold 60,000, to 100,000 people.

“He’s doing a show with 70,000 people and then I’m asking him to go to the studio right after that; his voice is gone. We’re in a foreign place trying to catch a vibe so it’s like double work. Not only did you have to memorize and do a two-hour show, now I’m asking you to be creative. This is why you get Kingdom Come.”

He’s Aware of His Inconsistent Albums

Young Guru: “There’s a line on ‘Addicted To The Game’ where Jay says, ‘Sorta like a Rubik’s Cube is/Every albums’ a color/But I fu-k up the other/Color,’ meaning he would put out this incredible album and the next one would be cool. We were kind of going in that pattern for a while.

“You get Hard Knock and then you get Dynasty, which is not Hard Knock but it’s not wack. Then you get a Blueprint which is immaculate, and then a Blueprint 2. Then you come back again with Black Album but then we give you Kingdom Come.. So it’s like, I fu-k up the other color. [Laughs.] That’s what that line means.”

It Was Kanye’s Idea To Do “D.O.A.”

Young Guru: “[While recording Blueprint 3, we were in the studio talking] and that turned out to be a two-hour conversation about what’s going on in hip-hop and what we need to be doing. Soulja Boy’s record was popping at the time. He becomes the antithesis to what we’re talking about, so we’re referencing him. We’re like saying Soulja Boy is wack but we’re like, ‘Jay is 40. This is what’s going on in hip-hop right now. We can’t do this.’

“That’s how ‘D.O.A.’ came about because Kanye was getting on his rant. People think Jay did that, but Kanye was the person that told him to do that. Kanye was like, ‘No, Jay, you’re 40-something, you need to be the anti to all this other sh-t that’s going on. You need to be like, ‘No, fu-k Auto-Tune and all of that.’”

He Purposefully Fell Back On Watch The Throne

Young Guru: “Watch the Throne, that was Jay’s way of going, ‘Here, here’s the whole project for you to do. I’m gonna fall back and just interject my lines and here and there.’ The concept of that album was wholly directed by Kanye. That’s probably the first time that Jay ever did that but it was on purpose.

“Jay has been wanting to put people out, like, ‘Here, I’m giving you your start.’ But he’s not gonna do the groundwork for you, he’s not gonna run around and make the meetings for you. You’re gonna have to do all that yourself.

“Kanye was the first person that took it, ran with it, and it’s outside of Jay. He loves that so it’s a thing of where now we can both share this responsibility of being hot.

“With Watch the Throne, Kanye put his foot in it. He definitely brought a new style, pushed Jay in terms of styling and where they wanted to go. I think he also just hit the nail on the head by accepting tracks from outside producers that he found was hot.

“Between that and the visual presentation—Kanye is super visual, so having the two stages with the things rising up and down and the lights is Kanye’s vision. When it came to the tour, Jay was like, ‘Nah Guru, let they camp do it.’

“I think that’s why Jay allowed him to do that—and it also allows him to fall back a little bit and have a baby. [Laughs.]”

Jay’s Already Working On His Next Album…

Young Guru: “There are maybe four songs so far and most of them are spill over. I don’t wanna say spill-over like they’re throw-aways from Watch The Throne. It’s an incredible beat coming on and Jay being like, ‘No that’s for my album. Hold that one, it’s for me.’ So the ones that were made so far, the beats were made during the Watch The Throne time.

“Now we’re adding on to it, but we haven’t gone back in. We had all this touring stuff. It was the end of the year and we were doing shows. Then the baby came. We literally went in to do the song for Blue Ivy and he hasn’t been back since. He’s definitely enjoying daddy mode right now.”

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Because It’s My Blog: Spanx Creator Sara Blakely Turns $5,000 Into A Billion

by DG

Sara Blakely is youngest self-made woman on the FORBES Billionaires list. In true Jay-Z fashion, she flipped 5 racks into a billion. “Keep on grindin boy, your life could change in one year.”

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Because It’s My Blog: Top 100 Quotes From The Internet Era

by DG

This is a dope list so I’ll let XXL takeover below…

Top 100 Monster Quotes of the Internet Era
Rappers say the darndest things. During his brief illustrious career, the legendary MC always spoke freely—laying the foundation for MCs in his wake to speak without filter. ‘Pac may possibly be hip-hop’s first quote monster. His commentary often went “viral,” even in a pre-ditigal age.

Rap’s current superstars are no different. 50 Cent, Kanye West and Lil Wayne, just to name a few, have definitely taken a page from ‘Pac’s book and abide by a Notorious B.I.G. lyric in the process. “If I said it, I mean it, bite my tongue for no one,” Big spits on Ready to Die’s “Unbelievable.” But, with the era keeping tabs on celebrities’s every moves, inflammatory words have become the stuff media’s made of. looks back at the Top 100 Monster Quotes of the Internet era.—XXL Staff

  1. “Nas ain’t no street nigga. He ain’t been in no streets.”—Young Jeezy, Philadephia 100.3 The Beat (2006)
  2. “We don’t fu*k with you musically, so we’re not going to provide music for you” —Kid Cudi to Wale, Complex Magazine (2010)
  3. “fu*k MTV. tell ‘em what the fu*k I said… I lost to Black Eyed Peas last year, man. I’m never comin’ to MTV. Y’all find Britney. Get Britney. Get a real fu*kin’ artist. Get Britney fu*kin’ Spears… Last two years in a row, man. Get off this nigga’s dick, man. I love this nigga, but man, Goddamn, man. Give a nigga a chance, man. Give a black man a chance. I’m trying hard, man. I got the fu*kin’ number one record, man.”—Kanye West, MTV Video Music Awards (2007)
  4. “fu*k Soulja Boy! Eat a dick! This nigga single-handedly killed hip-hop.” —Ice-T, DJ Cisco’s Urban Legend Mixtape (2008)
  5. “Real talk the nigga that killed hip-hop for real is Nas, dawg.” —Soulja Boy, (2008)
  6. “Atlanta is not the South, Goddamn it, when you go to Atlanta what does your clock say… Atlanta is East Coast time. You niggas ain’t in the South.”—Pimp C on Russel Simmons, Ozone Magazine (2007)
  7. “Don’t get on the radio and act like a tough guy or not one that. You acting tough. What do you want us to do? We can’t touch… We can’t be violent or none of that stuff. You a coward.”—Jadakiss, Hot 97 with Styles P talking to Diddy (2005)
  8. “Like I said, I ain’t even get into any reading. I’d rather let a muthafu*ka write a book on me when I’m said and done, ya dig?”—Lil Wayne, Complex Magazine (2006)
  9. “I’m definitely trying to get with Cash Money but the Def Jam thing is a question mark right now. I’ve been fixing to get up out of there for a while now because [Island Def Jam CEO] L.A. Reid don’t care about hip-hop. The people up there, they don’t know what they’re doing. When you don’t have a strong leader, where you gonna go? … They don’t care about hip-hop music. You give them a hip-hop record with an R&B singer, you ‘might’ have a chance. They don’t care. You got The Roots, Ghostface, Nas, probably the best hip-hop roster you could imagine and they do nothing. L.A. Reid doesn’t want nothing to do with rappers— it’s nothing personal, I don’t have nothing personal with dude but he makes it known he doesn’t care about hip-hop.”—Shyne, (2010)
  10. “The rumors are true. He did punch Cam’ron in the face. But he honestly doesn’t want to promote violence. He really feels strong about ending gang violence. He feels like they got kids brainwashed with that bullsh*t movement so he got to show them what it is. He feels like he got to keep it a little street just to get the kids’ ears because they listen to the rah-rah sh*t. So once he gets their ear with the bullsh*t, he’ll get their hearts with the real sh*t.”—Tru Life Statement, (2007)
  11. I got a message for Sean Penn. Maybe he ain’t see me in Haiti because he was too busy sniffing cocaine. I got a message for Praswell, even though you don’t want to support me. I got love for you, even though you only kicked 8 bars in the Fugees.”—Wyclef Jean, Hot 97′s On the Reggae Tip Concert (2010)
  12. “I don’t think he the number one MC… in no kind of way. Wayne the best. He do the most and he make the most money. I don’t think no nigga in the business make more money than us. So how could you be the best if you don’t make the best money, the most money? And you don’t do the most. Lyrically, come on, man, be for real, man, can’t nobody fu*k with Wayne.”—Birdman, TropicalTV (2009)
  13. ”Yo I’m at Rehab (club) in Vegas.. T-Pain is DJ’ing.. Sayin F**k JayZ, he old, blah blah.. guess its backlash from D.O.A,” “So I’m here wit Rihanna, @richyungamerica, & @paulcainsf.. Drinkin some strawberry/daquiri’s.. Not feelin the Tpain JayZ dissing.. Brooklyn!“—Fabolous, Twitter (2009)
  14. “There’s not another artist in New York City that generates more interest than 50 Cent,” Fif said in the interview. “If we go international, Jay-Z is Beyoncé’s husband. He became more popular and relevant based on the work that Matthew [Knowles] made Beyoncé do.”—50 Cent, BET’s Conversations With 50 Cent (2009)
  15. “All that f*ggot sh*t you poppin’, them little slurs on Drake and ‘em’s records. And I’ma tell y’all muthafu*kas somethin’, y’all keep lettin’ this nigga get on y’all records and pop sh*t, I’ma start comin’ at y’all little niggas. Smack the sh*t out of Drake bi*ch ass. All y’all niggas. fu*k all y’all.”—Beanie Sigel, Triniiity Media (2010)
  16. “I didn’t “borrow a page” out of anyone’s book. i’ve been calling my fans barbz way b4 I’ve ever heard any1 called a “monster” its funny how ppl jump to conclusions. Maybe a lil black girl from queens couldn’t think 2 call her fans barbz on her own. Go figure”—Nicki Minaj, Twitter (2010)
  17. “I finger banged her right there on the couch… She’s like reachin’ in, talkin’ ‘bout, ‘Game, what are you doin’ and all this. So I keep goin’, you know? So, my finger starts to get a little wet, so I keep it up and then I take my hand out. I smell it. And what I gotta say about it is: it smelled pretty good.”—The Game on Vida Guerra, Funk Master Flex’s Radio Show, Hot 97 (2007)
  18. “I don’t believe that was [Osama] Bin Laden today. I don’t believe it was never him. I think it’s some dude just standing… I’m sorry. I’m from the projects. I know danger. I don’t feel no danger from that sh*t.”—Real Time With Bill Maher (2008)
  19. “If she had condoms in her house, that would just fu*kin’ throw me off. That’s just tacky.”—, Elle Magazine (2011)
  20. “Oh yeah – tell (Juvenile) to come say that in my face next time he sees me and then your gonna see me with another tattoo tear – boy! Tell him that straight up, don’t even put that in my article, just call him or his manager, or whoever you had to call to get that interview poppin’ off. Call him back and let him know, ‘I told Wayne what you said and he said, when you see him, tell him that and you are gonna be the next tear drop on his face.”—Lil Wayne, (2006)
  21. “Muthafu*kas talking about they’ve got kilos for $17,500. bi*ch, ain’t no kilos for $17,500 up there, and you know what I’m talking about.”—Pimp C, Ozone Magazine (August 2007)
  22. “No I never look at it. I have a team that operates that sh*t for me. They’ll send me questions, and I answer them. That’s it. I was a prank caller when I was a young kid…I look at the Internet as prank callers. You don’t know who they are. They’re having fun. Actually, I’m not mad at that…You could do some good with the Internet, of course. But it’s, like, a man with horns. Not even a man–a dark force with horns–behind the whole sh*t”—Nas, XXL Magazine (2011)
  23. “Eh yo, check this out. R.I.P. to Michael Jackson.I’m sad you had to go. Instead of you dying, it should have been Fat Joe…I heard Fat Joe try to say he ain’t get snuffed. Somebody put something in his mouth, my zipper’s stuck…When he on-stage he don’t get a lot of feedback…Even Fat Joe was forced to lean back.”—Papoose, 5th Pro TV (2009)
  24. “This is crazy man, the wackest rapper [is] Lil B. He’s got to get it. I heard him on [Lil] Wayne’s [mixtape] Sorry 4 the Wait [on 'Grove St. Party (Freestyle)'], and that was it. That was it. I couldn’t[listen to him again], that was it…I never heard really anything else [he's recorded] that I could even [compare it to] to call it wack, but I remember I heard [his verse] and that’s what it was it.”—Game, VladTV (2011)
  25. “God, no! It was so disgusting to me that people would even link me and him. I grew up watching him. I look at him like a Russell Simmons figure, definitely not as someone I’d be getting it poppin’ with.”—Nicki Minaj, Black Book Magazine (2011)
  26. “I can’t help but to think that he is not nearly as sincere or genuine as he would like real hip hop heads to think he is because he speaks about me like I am dead. What he is doing is underhanded and disingenuous and whether it is his idea or not, I don’t agree with his tactic and I have something to say about it.”—Canibus, YouTube (2011)
  27. “See, what happened is Big Pun was surrounded by an enormous amounts of idiots,” he added. “And, sad to say, as big of a genius he was, and beautiful as he was, and I’m not just sayin’ that ’cause he dead, ’cause he was the most loyal, beautiful person… He’s my brother. I worship him to death… But, it’s unfortunate he was surrounded by a bunch of fu*kin’ idiots. Nincompoops.”—Fat Joe, (2011)
  28. “How am I suppose to talk when your gonna run this thing in the middle of while I’m talking…. Please don’t let that happen again. Ridiculous.”— Kanye West, Matt Lauer interview on Today Show (2010)
  29. “How many ugly women selling records? None. Only the pretty ones sell records. Beyonce, Mary J, Keyshia Cole, the ugly ones don’t sell. I aint gon say no names, but they don’t sell records. They just be singing they little hearts out, but they get no sales, cause they ugly.” —Snoop Dogg,’s Hip-Hop Vs. America Blog (2008)
  30. “If Kanye West Dosent Acknowledge Me Over Twitter And Work With Me On Music, When i see him im going to fu*k him in the ass”—Lil B, Twitter (2010)
  31. “When the gangbangers would try to pull it, I was like , “ Yo I will fu*k you up. And if you wanna call your cousin call him. I’ll call me! Ill call me right now. We were shooting tec-9’s when we were babies, so the whole gangsta image, that ain’t nothing.” —Lupe Fiasco, Entertainment Weekly (2008)
  32. “Where I’m from, you walkin’ down the street like that, you liable to get something happen to you. Yeah, you might as well come out the closet, homeboy.”—Beanie Sigel on Kanye West and Pharrell, YouTube video (2007)
  33. “I’ve never done a song with Eminem. I sent him a song and he aint do it. I didnt like that but its all good. People be busy and stuff or a.k.a. just scared to get on a song with me.”—Lil Wayne, DJ Semtex’s Radio Show, BBC 1Xtra (2008)
  34. “Let’s raise the stakes. If Kanye West sells more records than 50 Cent on September 11, I’ll no longer write music.”—50 Cent, Interview (August 2007)

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