Tuesday, March 30, 2010
From Beauty Queen To Drug QueenPin: International Manhunt On For Columbian Beauty Queen Turned Druglord
hell ya...thas a bad bitch...
Well, Ski Beatz long-awaited 24 Hr. Karate School mixtape has been delayed again, due to…. sample clearances? That’s what he’s saying, so who are we to argue. Instead, how about this Disco Biscuits “You and I (Ski Beatz Remix)” video, which just dropped today.
Monday, March 29, 2010
For 22-year-old Pittsburgh, Pa., rapper Wiz Khalifa, the sold-out crowd that turned up for his Friday night (Mar. 26) show at the Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza symbolized one thing: vindication. "I'm just proud that a n---a from Pittsburgh could do it," he told the throng of sweaty teens in mid-set.
Last July, Khalifa parted ways with Warner Bros. Records after being signed to the label for two years, during which time he notched a memorable single in 2008's "Say Yeah," a rap redux of the 1999 trance hit "Better Off Alone" by Alice Dejay. No full-length album ever materialized, though. Instead, he built and maintained his buzz through mixtapes, releasing the acclaimed "How Fly," a stoner-rap collaboration with New Orleans rapper Curren$y, in August. The multiple genre-spanning "Burn After Rolling" followed in November, leading up to the release of Khalifa's second official album, "Deal Or No Deal," on indie label Rostrum Records just weeks later. The album reached the top of iTunes' hip-hop albums chart and proved that Khalifa's freebie releases had paid off -- just as they continued to on this night, the latest stop of Khalifa's 20-date tour.
Before Khalifa hit the stage, though, another major-label castoff -- Alabama rapper YelaWolf -- made the most of his 30-minute set, delivering a combination of rapid-fire rhymes and rock-ready choruses over bouncy Southern synths that threatened to overshadow the headliner. "Good 2 Go," from YelaWolf's breakthrough mixtape, "Trunk Muzik," incited a mosh pit in the rear of the floor level. In stark contrast, two girls made their way to the stage to dance with Yelawolf for "Box Chevy Pt. 3," the slinky jam that followed. By that point, he appeared anything but a rapper, shedding his red bubble vest in favor of a black tank that fully exposed his mulleted mohawk. And during "Mixing Up The Medicine" -- the song most familiar to the audience since it's a collaboration with Harlem MC Juelz Santana -- he jumped into the crowd to deliver his rhymes.
Khalifa's set, on the other hand, was light on rock star antics. He merely stalked the stage and occasionally jumped up and down to keep the crowd entranced. "Cabin Fever" was first number of the hour-long performance, and a considerable number of fans rapped along, impressive for a month-old song from a yet-to-be-released mixtape. "Make some noise if you got 'Deal Or No Deal,'" Khalifa said, receiving a rapturous reply from the crowd.
Alternating between songs from his latest album and mixtapes, Khalifa performed diverse material with few, if any, hiccups. "The Thrill, which samples "Walking On a Dream" by electro-pop duo Empire of the Sun, preceded "Air Born," a freestyle over Camp Lo's 1997 funk-rap classic, "Luchini." Curren$y joined him onstage for brief cameo during "In The Middle" and their anthem "Car Service," both of which hail from "How Fly." Khalifa signed off with album selections "Goodbye" and "This Plane," during which he asked the crowd to put their hands in the air. Following his lead, most fans formed the familiar hand signal of Khalifa's Taylor Gang clique.
Wiz Khalifa with Yelawolf / March 26, 2010 / New York (Irving Plaza) | Billboard.com
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Just wait til you hear this... So yea i finally started recording in a real studio...so my next tape is gonna be more like this. Check this out as a preview of some shit i did forreal as apposed to a sound recorder like all my prior work, and prepare yourself for Maaly Maal Mindless droppin sometime before summer...
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
haha we ain't on that skinny shit fool
Sunday, March 21, 2010
haha. Your Gonna watch this one more than once
Now this is what I’m talking about. Tonight will go down in history… as the Health Care Reform has officially been passed.
The bill will reshape one sixth of the American economy, provide health insurance to 30 million people who do not have it, and stop insurance companies from refusing to cover patients with pre-existing conditions.
Is the Bill perfect? Hell no… but it’s a step in the right direction. And that is something that we needed. There are issues I have with it but overall I’m glad to see something moving forward.
D.O.S.E. PROMOTIONS PRESENTS WIZ KHALIFA
w/ Yelawolf, Jasmine Solano, Blair Maxberry
Doors 9:00PM / Show 10:00 PM
D.O.S.E. Promotions Presents...
w/Yelawolf, Jasmine Solano, Blair Maxberry
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Doors 9pm / Show 10pm
$20 General Admission
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 5th at noon at www.TicketAlternative.com.com
At The Loft in Atlanta
1374 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta , GA 30309
Yep...new Spitta album is on the way! Dropping March 30th according to HHNM. Features include Wiz Khalifa, Devin the Dude, Mos Def, Jay Electronica and McKenzie Eddy. Enjoy!
1. King Kong
2. Life Under The Scope
3. Seat Change (Feat. Wiz Khalifa)
4. The Hangover
5. Chilled Coughphee (Feat. Devin The Dude)
7. The Day (Feat. Mos Def & Jay Electronica)
8. Scaling The Building
10. Silence (Feat. McKenzie Eddy & Wiz Khalifa)
11. Nothing But Us
13. Audio Dope
Big Boi took it to Twitter to announce that he officially signed a solo album deal with Def Jam. Now...can we please get that Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty!?
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Saturday, March 20, 2010
How did you get your name?
I got my name from my cousin when we were playing madden about 7 or 8 years ago. I used to pick the colts and at the time their running back's name was Edgerrin. My name is Ed so they just started calling me Edgerrin. Somehow the SL got added.
How did you meet wiz khalifa?
Thats my brother it just took me 7 years to find him (ps im 26)
How did you become affiliated with taylor gang?
Once me wiz kev and lonnie linked up it was history!
Did you go to college? If so, which & what was your major?
I went to school for about 2 or 3 years for business.
What programs, machines do you use to make your beats?
Im strictly Fruity Loops ...I can use an MP or Reason but I just love to use Fruity Loops because l like to see my music. I also taught myself how to use it.
What would you say is your biggest song to date?
People really seem to love Wiz Khalifa's "Who I Am"
What is your motivation?
To make Taylor Gang the number one (rap) entertainment group there is !
Whats your price range on your beats?
Whatever fits your budget.
Who would you like to work with the most?
Im keeping it taylored...but i would love to give Ross some shit I can't front.
What do you think is important for someone to know if they want to become a producer?
If your gonna do it, then don't halfass the job. Go hard all the time.
Do you plan on getting tatt'd up like Wiz Khalifa?
I already have a bunch of tattoo's.
What exactly is Taylor Gang? What does it mean?
Taylor Gang is a family not so much of a entertainment group.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
New Orleans native Curren$y has seen a lot. After running through deals with No Limit and Lil Wayne and Baby Birdman’s Young Money/Cash Money, the self-proclaimed Hot Spitta decided to do things on his own terms. In 2008, he hustled online with highly downloaded mixtapes like Independence Day and Higher Than 30,000 Feet. The buzz he created helped Curren$y earn a spot on XXL’s 2009 Freshmen cover (which dropped in December 2008). After the look, things began moving slow for Spitta, who went on to drop two digitally retailed albums with Amalgam (This Ain’t No Mixtape and Jet Files) in 2009, before hooking up with former Roc-A-Fella Co-CEO Damon Dash. Now, as part of Dame’s Creative Control/DD172 collective, Curren$y seems to be finally taking off!
XXLMag.com: Since being on XXL’s Freshmen cover, what has the past year and change been like for you?
Curren$y: I think I turned it up at the end. It got crazy at the end.
XXLMag.com: You did turn it up. What were the difficulties for you after the cover in the beginning?
Curren$y: I think once I started moving around a little bit more, I realized that I could do more for my city if I got out of it. I was trying to do everything from right there and that was closing off a lot of access to shit I needed to reach more people. So once I started moving around a little more, I made more connections and shit and I was able to get my hands on more of the shit I needed. Me spending more time in New York definitely turnt that shit up.
XXLMag.com: When did you decide that coming to New York would be a benefit for you?
Curren$y: I came out here like around September or October , spending more time out here. Instantly I started seeing the effect of what I can do and the shit that I can get done as opposed to the amount of shit I get done when I shoot back to [New Orleans]. Once I noticed how much shit I was getting done in New York, I moved out here and started staying with my homeboy. Then once that shit started happening with Dame, I moved out here so I can be close to the Creative Control offices. Now I can shoot videos whenever I want to.
XXLMag.com: What exactly is your situation with Dame? Is there a contract involved?
Curren$y: Honestly, I don’t know outside of me how the business is run, as far as DD172, but [with] me and dude, there is no physical, no black or white, nothing on no paper. It’s just understood, nothing had to be said, so it’s been all good. That’s the same situation I tried to have anywhere I was. It’s never been no confusion, I always wanted to be on the real nigga standards: If I fuck with you, I fuck with you. So we got that understanding. I have companies, he has companies and I gave him percentages and shit. Like I got Jets International, I got this line I’m about to do with New Era and shit and he got like 10 percent of that shit. It’s just some homeboy shit. It’s crazy because it’s like I known him forever, but I haven’t. I’ve only known him for exactly how long you’ve seen me around him. But it’s just like it was understood. We both been through a zillion fuckin’ bumps and bruises in this game. At this point, it’s like fuck that shit, we just hustlin’.
XXLMag.com: You’ve been attached to both No Limit and Cash Money, so I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of things that you may not have liked businesswise.
Curren$y: Absolutely. I’m not upset about any of it. You’ve never heard me say nothing fucked up in no direction because all that shit was learning experiences that’s making me sharper right now.
XXLMag.com: Many speculated that Lil Wayne was throwing shots at you on the “Do’s and Don’t’s of Young Money” skit off Dedication 3. Why’d you choose not to respond?
Curren$y: There were some questionable statements on there. But for one, I didn’t hear my name. People in New Orleans were like; “I think dude was talking about you on Dedication 3.” I heard the shit and even as I’m hearing it I was like, Nah. The stats didn’t match me and then I’m like, That shit didn’t have nothing to do with me, so I didn’t give a fuck. And then I didn’t hear my name; I feel like if they had problems with me, they would say me.
XXLMag.com: That’s commendable, because even if it wasn’t about you, another rapper may have ceased that opportunity to create a bigger buzz.
Curren$y: They would’ve used that. That ain’t even my angle. Muthafuckas would love to have a feud with the biggest in the game. Niggas would’ve jumped off the bridge ASAP to go back and forth with that nigga. I’m straight; I got a whole bag of light bulbs. I got my own light.
XXLMag.com: You’ve collaborated a lot with Wiz Khalifa, how did it feel to see him on the 2010 XXL Freshman cover?
Curren$y: [Laughs]. My brother on that cover. That’s tight. That’s some real shit, that made my shit that much tighter. That’s my dawg, so that’s some shit that we both did that other muthafuckas ain’t do.
XXLMag.com: What’s the chemistry like between you and Wiz?
Curren$y: We just met. We hadn’t ever physically dapped each other until we were like three songs deep into How Fly. We put the tape out in August, we started working in May, so I met him like in May  and we kicked it. After we got like two ounces of weed in, we were like 100.
XXLMag.com: Pictures of you wearing the Roc-A-Fella chain recently surfaced on the Internet. How did that come about?
Curren$y: When I let Dame hear “Vision” off of Smokee Robinson and in the midst of me talking about shooting a video for the shit, dude was just like, “Man.” And he gave me the rose gold chain, but that was just for the video. So I gave it back to him and he was like, “Nah. I want you to have that because this is some real nigga shit.” So I just wear it for him, just off the strength and that’s the big homie. That’s some shit that he put together, regardless of what happened, we know what hand he played in that shit. And we know what hand that played in our lives. Everybody was a fan of Roc-A-Fella. And dude put that together. So I wear that just on the strength to let niggas know that I fuck with homie.
XXLMag.com: What’s the next project we can expect for you?
Curren$y: I’m putting Pilot Talk out. Right now it’s slated for March 23, but the mechanics of the manufacturing might delay it by a week or two. I’m not sure. It was produced by Ski Beats entirely, except for one track, “Prioritize,” which was produced by Nebsy Phelps.
XXLMag.com: How you are you going to put this out?
Curren$y: It’s going to be for sale and not just digital. This will be physical retail for people to go and pick it up in the stores. It’s going to be a Jets International/Blue Roc project. [Blue Roc] is Dame’s new imprint. —Rob Markman