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Re: The Official Rap Thread
« Reply #400 on: September 05, 2007, 06:27:52 AM »
japan edition exclusive track

Here's another track from the Japanese edition.

Good Night
http://www.zshare.net/download/34764463edfe90/
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« Reply #401 on: September 06, 2007, 06:02:07 AM »
japan edition exclusive track

Here's another track from the Japanese edition.

Good Night
http://www.zshare.net/download/34764463edfe90/

File not found.

Thanks for the uploads Mocha and Rion.

Beatwise the album is good but not as great imo of his past two albums. Lyrics wise the man has stepped the game up tremendous. I skimmed through album and thought it was a great album. Listening to tracks fully, it's a classic. Sorry 50 lost this battle. Everything I Am is sick how he flips all the shit talked about him into a positive light. And Big Brother........... has to be damn one of his best songs...... ever?? Song is amazing period. Albums a classic in my book. Gonna actually buy it to support classic art.

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« Reply #402 on: September 06, 2007, 09:25:59 AM »
I guess it was taken down. Here's a new link.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/f12kb3

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« Reply #403 on: September 06, 2007, 02:56:17 PM »
Thanks for the re-up Kamesan.

Jim Jones to G-Unit??

Apparently yesterday on BET's Rap City they aired a special interview between none other than 50 Cent and Jim Jones. I have yet to see the interview nor does the article claiming the rumor clarify what the two spoke upon in their conversation but for Jim Jones who earlier in the year announced a rift between him and Camron and who was for the most part silent during the 50 and Camron fued, this may possibly be what Jim Jones meant when he spoke in June on the beef between him and Camron and stated, "Business is always business, at the end of the day. If we want to keep this boat floatin, want to keep it like that, one of us gonna have to jump off ship, cause it’s gonna float, baby." Although this may just be a ploy to get more attention on 50 with his album dropping in a couple days, this actually may be a smart business move on both parties as it can potentially strengthen G-Unit's roster by adding one of the highest selling independent artists of last year and in Jim Jones situation it could give him the backing of a Major Label which would help him reach numbers he could only dream of while at Koch.

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« Reply #404 on: September 06, 2007, 11:56:01 PM »
Jim Jones is shit. G-unit is even more shit.

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« Reply #405 on: September 07, 2007, 12:02:29 AM »
Please don't join G-unit Jim Jones. I just like him flying solo-solo
"Under the beautiful blue sky"

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Re: The Official Rap Thread
« Reply #406 on: September 09, 2007, 03:40:09 AM »
Balliinnnnnnnnnnnnn!!

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Lupe Fiasco - Superstar feat. Mathew Santos
First single off The Cool. 

http://www.zshare.net/audio/3516100e3b79d7/

Can't wait for the Cool.
Soundtrakk, he's got some hot beats.  Love his production.
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word.

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Re: The Official Rap Thread
« Reply #407 on: September 09, 2007, 04:07:12 AM »
Jim Jones is shit. G-unit is even more shit.

Naw...I think Jim Jones is more shit, but you're right about both being shit...

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« Reply #408 on: September 11, 2007, 09:41:59 PM »
WU TANG, WU TANG, WU TANG, WU TAAAAAAAANGG!!!

Watch Your Muthafuckin' Mouth
Produced by DJ Scratch
http://www.zshare.net/audio/3543340c3549b2/
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« Reply #409 on: September 12, 2007, 12:02:08 AM »
Really good shit in there but it got kinda boring. There was no dynamic at all and was just a bunch of guys saying a bunch of shit. Flow sessions really shouldn't make it on recordings >_>

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« Reply #410 on: September 15, 2007, 02:52:01 AM »
Not exactly rap(which is why I prefer a "Hip-Hop Thread") but I was on myspace and this guy I knew from high school and middle school posted a bulletin for a new song. I went to his myspace, and he has some tight ass beats. One the the songs "Heavan" does have rapping though, it's pretty good.

Check him out

http://www.myspace.com/dtfortytwo

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Re: The Official Rap Thread
« Reply #411 on: September 15, 2007, 01:59:41 PM »
I didn't like Kanye's last album - apart from the singles. Thought the first one was a lot better.

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« Reply #412 on: September 16, 2007, 05:01:43 AM »
^I liked Late Registration, but definitely agree'd that College Dropout was superior.

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Re: The Official Rap Thread
« Reply #413 on: September 19, 2007, 06:58:34 AM »
Kanye Crushes 50 Cent In Huge Album Sales Week

Kanye West's "Graduation" (Def Jam) easily leads the star-studded class of Sept. 11 releases, posting The Billboard 200's largest sales total in more than two years. Nielsen SoundScan will show West's album moved 957,000 during its first six days when the tracking service refreshes its charts tomorrow morning (Sept. 19). Also pumping album volume are 50 Cent's "Curtis" (G-Unit/Interscope), which will lock down the No. 2 slot with 691,000 sold. Kenny Chesney's "Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates" (BNA/Sony BMG Nashville) will bow at No. 3 with 387,000 copies.

The total for West's "Graduation" is the largest by any album since 50 Cent's "The Massacre" opened with 1.1 million copies in March 2005. West's own August 2005 album, "Late Registration," was the last album to surpass 800,000 copies when it began with 860,000. While West beats 50 Cent in the celebrated clash between rappers, the real winners are music merchants. With the "High School Musical 2" soundtrack at No. 4 selling 133,000 copies, the top four titles alone account for 2.2 million units, more than all titles combined on last week's entire Billboard 200.

West's new album ranks 15th among all sales weeks since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking in 1991. The double punch provided by "Graduation" and "Curtis" also marks just the second time in that era that two albums have bowed in the same week with totals surpassing 600,000 copies. The last such occasion was in September 1991, when Guns N' Roses' "Use Your Illusion II" led The Billboard 200 with 770,000 copies in the same week that the band's companion album "Use Your Illusion I" bowed at No. 2 with 685,000, a pair of numbers now beaten by West and 50's totals.

"Graduation" also rings up the largest week yet by a digital album download, starting with 133,000, beating the prior record of 102,000, set earlier this year by Maroon 5's "It Won't Be Soon Before Long." 50 Cent and Chesney will occupy the same ranks on Top Digital Albums as they do on The Billboard 200, the former with 58,000 downloads and Chesney's with 36,000. Nielsen SoundScan has been tracking digital sales since midway through 2003. Chesney's overall total of 387,000 copies marks the largest sales week for a country album since the May 2006 arrival of Dixie Chicks' "Taking the Long Way," which opened at 526,000 copies.

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003642725

Curtis must be furious right now  :lol:

CunninLynguists - Dirty Acres (advance)
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Re: The Official Rap Thread
« Reply #414 on: September 19, 2007, 07:55:35 AM »
^w000t, go Kanye~

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« Reply #415 on: September 19, 2007, 06:23:35 PM »
anyone got the Saigon - Moral of the Story? 
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Re: The Official Rap Thread
« Reply #416 on: September 19, 2007, 06:57:55 PM »
^ it seems that imaginaryplayers.blogspot has 4 songs


Curtis must be furious right now  :lol:
...and canceled several European performances.

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« Reply #417 on: September 19, 2007, 07:31:35 PM »

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Re: The Official Rap Thread
« Reply #418 on: September 19, 2007, 09:50:00 PM »
does anybody have 50's new cd leaked out?

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« Reply #419 on: September 20, 2007, 06:01:17 AM »
For Jay-Z, Inspiration Arrives in a Movie

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 — Jay-Z, the rap superstar and president of Def Jam Records, has quietly returned to the studio to record an album of new songs inspired by the forthcoming movie “American Gangster,” his first “concept” album and second CD in less than a year.

The album, which his label plans to release in early November, came together over the past few weeks after Jay-Z was shown the film, directed by Ridley Scott, in which Denzel Washington portrays Frank Lucas, a early 1970s Harlem heroin kingpin.

Following the underwhelming critical and commercial reception for his “Kingdom Come” CD late last year — and as Jay-Z grapples with whether to stay on in his post at Def Jam — the tie-in to a major motion picture gives him a chance to rebound strong and extend his reach to a wider audience.

At the same time, it could help Universal Pictures excite younger moviegoers, whom it will need to make money on a costly film with a troubled history. Though it’s not uncommon for films to be released alongside “inspired by” albums, it is rare for them to be recorded by a single artist, let alone by a major star who had no role in the movie.

In an hourlong telephone interview, Jay-Z, 37, who has spoken of spending his early years in Brooklyn both rapping and drug dealing, said that the movie had tremendous resonance for him and had sparked a burst of creative activity that even he found surprising. He has already recorded nine tracks, almost every one prompted by a specific scene.

“It was like I was watching the film, and putting it on pause, and giving a back story to the story,” he said.

The movie, set for a Nov. 2 release, depicts the Lucas character as an underworld Horatio Alger and an innovator who, despite keeping a low public profile, rose to such power that he was able to defy the Mafia bosses who had traditionally dominated the New York drug trade before being brought down by a special narcotics task force. (Its leader is played by Russell Crowe.) Jay-Z said he thought his fans would be struck by the image of a black man reaching such heights of success, even on the wrong side of the law, much like such ruthlessly efficient Al Pacino antiheroes as Tony Montana and Michael Corleone.

“It immediately clicked with me,” said Jay-Z, who has made passing references to gangster movies in previous recordings but has never delved so deeply into the genre. “Like ‘Scarface,’ or any one of those films, you take the good out of it, and you can see it as an inspiring film.”

A $100 million gritty period piece that largely takes place before the birth of hip-hop or many of its fans, “American Gangster” marks a sizable gamble for Universal, which fired one director, Antoine Fuqua, and scrapped the project at a cost of $30 million before restarting it with Mr. Scott in charge and with Mr. Crowe in place of Benicio del Toro. (Though they share a name, Universal Pictures and Universal Music Group, the parent of Def Jam, are no longer corporate brethren.)

Mr. Scott said he cast the rappers T. I., RZA and Common in supporting roles, hoping to appeal to a younger audience. But Brian Grazer, the film’s producer, said that Mr. Washington also pressed him more than a year ago to consider asking Jay-Z to do the film’s soundtrack.

“I just didn’t think there’d be enough for Jay-Z to do,” Mr. Grazer said, explaining that he resisted because he and Mr. Scott felt the movie required an authentic 1970s feel.

Instead Jay-Z offered to make his own album and release it in conjunction with the movie; Def Jam is also releasing the film’s official soundtrack, which features songs by Bobby Womack, the Staple Singers and Sam & Dave. Jay-Z plans to attend the film’s premiere but any cross-promotion deals have not been completed, executives said. The movie’s trailer already includes an older Jay-Z song, “Heart of the City.”

Mr. Grazer, who visited Jay-Z in the studio last week and heard seven of the new songs, said he was impressed by how the movie had “ignited all these memories of his childhood and how he grew up and the experiences he had, and the moral crossroads he had constantly in his life that were so parallel to Frank Lucas’s.”

Though Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, said he’d never heard of Mr. Lucas while growing up in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, he still glimpsed much of himself in Mr. Washington’s portrayal: “The way he carried himself. The way he went about things. The way he wasn’t loud, but he was very strong.”

Echoing the “stop snitchin’ ” campaign among some hip-hop fans and artists, however, Jay-Z hastened to dissociate himself from Mr. Lucas’s decision to cooperate with the authorities to get a more lenient sentence.

“Me, I believe you choose your path and you walk your path, and whatever happens you got to accept it,” Jay-Z said.

In “No Hook,” a song on the new album, he says:

Please don’t compare me to other rappers. Compare me to trappers.

I’m more Frank Lucas than Ludacris. And Lude is my dude, I ain’t trying to dis.

Just like Frank Lucas is cool, but I ain’t tryin’ to snitch.

I’m-a follow the rules, no matter how much time I’m-a get.

I’m-a live and die with the decisions that I’m-a pick.

Jay-Z’s new album is certain to punctuate what had been a year of relatively slow sales for Def Jam until the huge chart debut this week of Kanye West’s CD “Graduation.” Jay-Z is said to be mulling whether to extend his three-year employment contract, return to recording and touring full time or explore other options. In the interview he deflected questions about his future. “I would love to work it out” and stay at Def Jam, he said, but he added that he was wavering and would do some “soul-searching” after finishing the album.

His decision to record “American Gangster” is a surprise, given that his last album was released less than a year ago. “Kingdom Come” sold about 1.5 million copies, his lowest figure for a full studio album since 1997. And its elaborate marketing campaign, including alliances with Budweiser and ESPN, prompted some suggestions that Jay-Z’s branching-out into other business endeavors, and taste for the jet-setting life, had begun to undermine his street credibility.

He made no apologies for his transformation into a global brand. “Jay doesn’t live in Brooklyn any more,” he said. Rather, he ventured that “Kingdom Come” was a little too “sophisticated” for some listeners. “American Gangster,” he said, would be a return to a tougher, more unflinching view of street life.

“Watching that film, it brought back all these memories,” he said. “It took me back to those emotions.”

Illustrating his point, he launched again into “No Hook”: “ ‘Poor me, Dad was gone, finally got my Dad back, liver bad, he wouldn’t live long, it snatched my Dad back.’ ”

He added that the song “takes you through this journey — his journey, my journey — so many people’s journey that come from the areas that we come from.”

Throughout the interview Jay-Z sounded almost jubilant talking about his creative process, and he repeatedly interrupted himself to try out his latest rhymes:

“ ‘Mindstate of a gangster from the 40’s, meet business mind of Motown’s Berry Gordy,’ ” he rapped from “Pray,” another new song.

“How crazy is that?” he said giddily.

And, in another rap:

This is the genesis of a nemesis

Mother America’s not witnessed since

the Harlem Renaissance

birthed black businesses.

“I’m not even joking with you,” he said, laughing. “It’s out-of-body experiences at this point.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/20/arts/music/20jayz.html?_r=2&hp=&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=1190261428-6toMcau62A3rNuMzOZo+xQ&oref=slogin

Sounds like Jay is finally making a comeback (Kingdom Come was a poor attempt). The word on the streets is that Jay's new single "Blue Magic" will be released tomorrow and it's produced by Pharrell. The concept of the album is quite interesting and it should work as long as Jay doesn't stray too far from it (so no stripper anthems or club songs this time). And I sure hope that he abandons his "old man whisper flow" that he used on Kingdom Come, that shit just ain't Jay. Anyways a new Jay-Z album is always welcome  :thumbsup

does anybody have 50's new cd leaked out?

http://rapidshare.com/files/55080031/50_Cent-Curtis__Special_Edition_-2007-VAG_INT.rar
http://www.mediafire.com/?ezldolthmv4
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