Late emcee famous for dissing Compton might not be dead at all
Two of hip-hop's most
Timothy Blair better known to the world as rapper Tim Dog became famous at the height of the East Coast/West Coast rivalry for his dis record 'Fuck Compton'. Blair was reported to have died from complications of diabetes back in February, but a woman in Mississippi is claiming that he faked his own death to get away with a scam to swindle her and at least 20 others out of $2 million dollars. Dateline NBC did a story on Tim Dog and the scam allegations last summer after a Mississippi judge ordered him to pay restitution in the amount of $19,000 and a Memphis television station launched their own investigation recently and were unable to discover a death certificate for Tim Dog, which adds more legitimacy to the suspicions.
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The world famous Rock The Bells music festival is gearing up for its 10th anniversary kick off on September 7th in San Bernardino, CA. The official line up has been announced and just as in year's past, it features some of the best of the new and old school. On the bill: Wu-Tang Clan, Common, Immortal Technique, Talib Kweli, TechN9ne,Rakim, Dilated Peoples, Too Short, E-40, Eazy-E and Ol' Dirty Bastard. Oh yeah, you heard right, Eazy-E and O.D.B. will both be appearing in 'original virtual performances.' You can get the entire line-up below and show dates at rockthebells.net.
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Where are they now? Right where they've always been. In the studio making hits. Several of hip-hop's elite emcees are hard at work giving you music to move to. Havoc and Prodigy of Mobb Deep have reunited to push out a new album, but in the meantime, Prodigy has dropped a cut off of his collaboration album with legendary producer Alchemist. The cut is called 'Dough Pildin.' Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon the Chef just dropped a new cut with esteemed vocalist Estelle from the Funkmaster Flex project called 'All About You,' and Raekwon has been sighted in studio sessions with Brooklyn king Jay-Z clearly working on new projects. Finally, we get our first taste of the new Wu album with the release of their new joint 'Execution in Autumn.' You can hear all these songs below or by visiting our facebook page.
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Check the rundown....with video wallpaper this time
0:03 -- 0:13 Sugarhill Gang -- Rapper's Delight 0:13 -- 0:16 Grandmaster Flash -- The Message 0:16 -- 0:24 Afrika Bambaataa -- Planet Rock 0:24 -- 0:30 Doug E. Fresh -- La Di Da Di 0:30 -- 0:40 Erik B and Rakim -- Paid In Full 0:40 -- 0:46 Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock -- It Takes Two 0:46 -- 0:50 Wreckx-N-Effect - Rump Shaker 0:50 -- 0:54 Bring the Noise -- Public Enemy 0:54 -- 1:02 Cypress Hill Insane in the Membrane 1:02 -- 1:11 Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg Nuthin' But A G Thang 1:12 -- 1:16 Das EFX - Real Hip Hop 1:16 -- 1:20 Ol' Dirty Bastard -- Shimmy Shimmy Ya 1:20 -- 1:26 Wu-Tang Clan -- The Mystery of Chess Boxing 1:26 -- 1:30 Method Man -- Method Man 1:30 -- 1:33 KRS One -- Step Into a World (Rapture Delight) 1:33 -- 1:38 Boogie Down Productions -- South Bronx 1:38 -- 1:40 Nas -- Represent. 1:40 -- 1:48 Gang Starr -- Full Clip 1:48 -- 1:51 Tupac -- California Love. 1:52 -- 1:58 The NOTORIOUS BIG -- Kick in the Door 1:58 -- 2:07 Eminem -- My Name Is. 2:08 -- 2:22 M.O.P -- Ante Up 2:21 -- 2:28 Pharaoh Monch -- Simon Says 2:28 -- 2:38 Terror Squad -- Lean Back 2:38 -- 2:40 Bone Thugs n'Harmony -- Mo Murda. 2:40 -- 2:52 Eminem & Dr Dre -- Forgot about D.R.E. 2:52 -- 2:57 Dr. Dre -- What's The Difference 2:57 -- 3:00 Dr. Dre -- Bang Bang 3:00 -- 3:03 Dr. Dre - Still 3:04 -- 3:20 Busta Rhymes -- Break Ya Neck 3:20 -- 3:22 Rick Ross -- Hustlin' 3:22 -- 3:30 Lil Wanye -- A Mili 3:30 -- 3:32 Red Cafe ft. Fabolous -- I'm Ill 3:32 -- 3:44 Jay Z -- DOA 3:44 -- 3:51 Kanye West -- Power 3:51 -- 3:56 Dr. Dre And Jay-Z -- Under Pressu
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Gentrification is a mother. The NOTORIOUS B.I.G.'s childhood apartment in Brooklyn's Clinton Hills neighborhood has been put up for sale for a hefty $725,000.
The Daily Intelligencer reports: Before he was rap martyr NOTORIOUS B.I.G., a young Christopher Wallace lived at 226 St. James Place, apartment 3L, in Brooklyn, and worked as a bag boy at the Met Food around the corner. Now immortalized as a hip-hop landmark, the apartment was listed for sale yesterday for the very 2013 price of $725,000. While Biggie referred to his 'one-room shack' in Bed-Stuy, times have changed: 'This three-bedroom plus den/office condominium was renovated a few years ago preserving traditional styling while answering the needs of modern usage,' and now the area is referred to as Clinton Hill.
The listing agent, Judith Lief, is well aware of the apartment's cultural significance but doesn't feel it will have much of an affect on the apartment's sale. 'The tour buses that come by regularly are enough,' she told the Daily Intelligencer. 'I don't really know yet what impact, if any, [Biggie's looming presence] will have on the sale. I think it'll be notable, but I don't know if novelty translates to a purchase.'
On the apartment's listing on StreetEasy, the unit is partly described as having 'wonderful light' and is 'beautifully proportioned' with 'spacious east-facing living room to the formal dining room to its very well-appointed kitchen with lots of storage and prep space.' -- Photos: StreetEasy, New York Daily News
Having proved this time and time again, does the announcement that Brookylyn rapper/mogul Jay-Z is opening a sports representation agency called Roc Nation Sports truly surprise you?
We can't help but to recall Denzel Washington's infamous, 'The sh-t's chess. It ain't checkers!' line from Training Day, when we think of Jay-Z's latest venture. As they say, hindsight is 20/20 and now the legendary MC's alignment with the Brooklyn Nets and Victor Cruz signing a management deal with Roc Nation seems like a premeditated check to the proverbial checkmate that's forthcoming. The signing of New York Yankees All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano only reaffirms that Jigga Man is looking to win in yet another business forum.
ESPN journalist Darren Rovell broke the news, and was also sure to mention that though Roc Nation Sports' initial partnership is with Creative Artists Agency (CAA), it plans to eventually become a full service sports agency. That means that Mr. Carter will undoubtedly sign more talent. Who will be next though? Jay-Z is known to be affiliated with a bevy of athletes one way or another. He's also named dropped a bunch that are still actively playing professionally. -- Photo: Twitter
The Wu-Tang Clan referred to member GZA as the crew's de facto genius for a reason. The veteran rapper and science junkie combined his love of music and education recently at New York's Park East High School, assisting the ninth graders in writing educational rhymes.
CBS News profiled GZA, who entered the science class on the invitation of Columbia University educator Dr. Chris Emdin. Dr. Emdin has spearheaded a new program that aims to teach via the popular music art form, hoping to connect students with scholastics in a way that relates to their love of Hip-Hop. 'The people who most embrace hip-hop cultur
Who are your favorite Hiphop emcees of all time? Kool G Rap, NOTORIOUS B.I.G., Rakim, Eminem, KRS, PAC, Jay, GZA, Wayne? We want to know whose bars never close in your mind. There is a vast list, but we want to know your five favorites
What's your favorite Hiphop videos of all time? Boogie Down Productions - My Philosophy, NOTORIOUS B.I.G.-Hypnotize, that Busta Rhymes and Janet Jackson joint and The Pharcyde - Drop were dope. Tribe, PE, even Jay and Kanye had some visual fire. What's your favorites, your Top 10 Hiphop music videos. Let us know! Just be sure the main artist is a Hiphop artist and from any era
We'll always love Big Poppa... even more so over a Primo (aka DJ Premier) track!
March marks the passing of the lauded rapper NOTORIOUS B.I.G. (aka Biggie) and to honor his legacy, New York resident DJ Finesse debuted a special tribute mix during DJ Premier's Sirius/XM show "Live From Headqcourterz" on March 8. This extended mix (longer than the debut) showcases Biggie a capellas paired with Premier-produced beats, with a special intro by Primo himself.
In case you did not watch Wendy Williams last week (of course I did), Tatyana Ali (Little Ashley from the Fresh Prince!) was sitting on her NOTORIOUS couch, "Dishing it" when OMG the topic of Aunt Viv, from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air came up.
Don't Dish on Aunt Viv!
Okay I'm going to be honest and most Black people feel this way, yes I am speaking for all of us right now. We loved the REAL Aunt Viv. We don't really care why she had to leave the Fresh Prince, of course we know that she has a bit of an Ego, but hell, what Sista worth her salt doesn't? Formally trained in the arts, she brought a sense of class and dignity to Black Women in the media that we had not often experienced. And then she was GONE from our television sets replaced with this light-bright shadow of our Classy Aunt Viv!
Sooo when people bring up The Real Aunt Viv we get a little Sensi...and apparently, So does Janet Hubert(Aunt Viv).
Janet Hubert penned an Open Letter to Wendy Williams and Honey it was Seething, she read her and it wasn't shade, it was pure darkness.
Recently, you found the need to put an end to the mystery surrounding my departure from a show that I did so damn long ago that I don't even remember why I departed.
Wendy Williams, or whatever you are supposed to be, I'm not quite sure. I'm writing you yet again, to appeal to your sense of womanhood or manhood as some suggest. Please close your mouth about things that you know nothing of.
Now, I watched your show to see dear Tatyana Ali sadly to say, fall into your trap. She even brought pictures of our days on the show from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. You know most people watch you just to see what heinous things your mouth will say compared to what an overflowing volcano will spew forth on that day. Now perhaps other black women have allowed you to berate them and continued to support you in this manner of madness and rewarding hatefulness. It seems to become the norm and has taken over our society completely. But I, Janet Hubert, at there and watched you tell the world that I was not a nice mother. I'm thinking to myself, the only person who has the right to say that is my child. So I sat there and watched you like some devilish sinkhole swallow up Tatyana Ali. You reduced her to a child sitting their tempting to keep some symbolism of dignity about her as you pried and invaded her life until you got what you wanted.
You are such a demon Wendy. You are wicked, awful, conniving, sinister, spiteful, jealous of every other woman. Simply put, Wendy you are a virus. You are not nor have you ever been a true woman. It seems as though your audience thirsts for the blood of others, as they are prompted to clap and hoop and holler at your shows and wigs and clothes.
Girl you will have some stars on your show and demean them before they even make it back home. I just would like to know who died and told you that you were reborn as Oprah. You want to be Oprah so bad that you would kill for it and you will kill anyone to achieve success. Sister, you will never be another Oprah. Oprah lifted her audience up and exuded an air of class.
But you know what Wendy, you are not even in my league. It is so beneath me to even bother with someone like you, but you asked for it. Didn't nobody tell you to say my name on your show? You will not destroy all of the hard work that I went through for the last decade to clear my good name. I simply will not allow you to do so. I'm a lady and a real one. Wendy girlfriend you just messed with the wrong sista.
Now it's funny for all that you and the world claim that I've done, I should have my own show like you. Darling there is nothing that I could have ever done in this lifetime in my career that would equal the vulgarity and ugliness and hatred that you spew on your show i
About 18 years ago to this very day, March 19th, the NOTORIOUS B.I.G. rocked on stage live in London with Puff Daddy by his side. It was the launch party for radio personality Tim Westwood on London's Radio 1 at the Palais that took place March 19th 1995. I love it when these never-seen-before videos are eventually digitized & later pop up on the web.
Today March 9th, 2013 marks 16 years to the day that the NOTORIOUS B.I.G. was murdered in LA. Leaving a huge void in the life of his family as well as the Hip Hop community.
A lot of people always say "why do we celebrate the day people die more than their birthday?" That's a GREAT question. As far as our celebrities, I think the reason why is, we weren't there when they were born, but we were there when they passed, and we remember the effect it had on us personally.
Even though the NOTORIOUS B.I.G. technically only released ONE album before his death (his second LP was released 2 weeks after his death) he created a LOT of hits and classic tracks that still are loved and played heavily till this day. One can only imagine where and what Biggie would be doing today if he were still alive.
So today especially, as I do in May (when his birthday is) I play Big's music wherever I'm at un-apologetically loud! I suggest you do the same.
We still miss you B.I.G... R.I.P.
Here's some rare footage of Biggie, and Puff Daddy performing in London from Tim Westwood. This was captured during a BBC Radio event in London circa 1995