Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Timbaland R&B mix

One of the many Timbaland Mixes I've put together. The additional Keri Hilson pictures are here because I got sidetracked. Well dressed women appreciation is always necessary. Peace.

Return of the Mack

No, really I feel I like Mark Morrison on some return of the mack type stuff right now. Been really busy working on the site + I'm finding out that trying to get a job is a actual job in itself.

I've decided to go southpaw and not concentrate on the application process so much but utilize the professional network I already have. That being said, a 20min phone conversation w/ a colleague of mine(senior recruiter) and two pages of notes later(a few dir. of buis dev. contact infos) , I can say I'm on the right path for 2009 with several positions I applied for. It doesn't stop there. I've got a few other positions I need to do the same for. I'm somewhat connected. Looking for a job? I suggested you do the same because someone you know knows at least something about a open position somewhere.

All of my friends say the same thing, "2009 is my year". Hopefully, the economy will be better, so it can be everyones year. Corny??? Working hard should pay off and not pay under. With that said congrats to the December graduates.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I'm sitting at the stoplight on the way to work trying to gather my thoughts about how I should feel about our new president.

Accomplishment. Amazement.

As soon as Virginia was counted for Obama, changing my state's alignment of being historically republican, a sense of accomplishment was followed by amazement as our nation elected the first black president.

My vote seemed to matter. It better had. I drove in the rain from Norfolk to Richmond at around 4:45am to vote. Then I waited in line from 6:30 to around 8:15 only for them to tell me that I wasn't in the books. I was shocked because I doubted that I was even registered.

Fast forward. Flawless victory.

Jesse Jackson's tears were priceless. He should've been crying because at that moment he realized he was a Hater. He told Obama he would cut his nuts off???Obama's was response was completely the way it should've been. Tactful and respectful.

What does this mean?

I can't think of a time in history where you could feel more proud to be an American. This event in history inspires the whole world, not just our nation. Throughout the day I've been reminding myself that my president is black. The actuality of the situation still seems foreign.

Regardless, I'll be purchasing a couple of newspapers today to hold for later on down the road, because like a friend of mine said, " This isn't going to happen again for a minute." Correct. Hopefully, we will be blessed to have him serve 8 years.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Joe Budden TV: "Da Heat Man"

So by now, if you can't tell that I'm a fan of these Joe Budden TV installments...then, I am. If you don't like 'em, don't watch 'em LOL.

Joey and his girl have a disagreement in this usual, comedy is all throughout this clip.

Ludacris--Theater Of The Mind (Cover & Tracklisting)

1. Call Up the Homies (Co-starring The Game & Willy NorthPole) (Produced By Clinton Sparks)
2. Do the Right Thing (Co-starring Common & Spike Lee) (Produced By 9th Wonder)
3. Everybody Hates Chris (Co-starring Chris Rock) (Produced By Don Cannon)
4. I Do It for Hip-Hop (Co-starring Nas & Jay-Z) (Produced By...)
5. Last of a Dying Breed (Co-starring Lil Wayne) (Produced By Kids With Machine Gunz)
6. Let’s Stay Together (Produced By DJ Paul & Juicy J)
7. MVP (Produced By DJ Premier)
8. One More Drink (Co-starring T-Pain) (Produced By Trackmasters)
9. Southern Gangsters (Co-starring Playaz Circle & Rick Ross) (Produced By ...)
10. Undisputed (Co-starring Floyd Mayweather Jr.) (Produced By Don Cannon)
11. What Them Girls Like (Co-starring Chris Brown & Sean Garrett) (Produced By Darkchild)
12. Wish You Would (Co-starring T.I.) (Produced By DJ Toomp)
13. Nasty Girl (Co-starring Plies & Swizz Beatz) (Produced By Swizz Beatz)

This has the makings of a great album...hell it could end up being Luda's best album, which ironically will be his last. Theater Of The Mind hits stores Nov. 25...go pick up a copy!!!

New Exclusives 10/29

Ne-Yo--Don't Work That Way
**prod. by JR Rotem**

Rich Boy--Drop
**prod. by Polow The Don**

Nina Sky--Doctor, Doctor

DJ Khaled feat. Kanye West, T-Pain & Twista--Go Hard (remix)
**Shout out to Chi-town**

Mike Jones feat. Lil Wayne--I Done Did It
**off The Voice of the Streets..Wayne goes off**

The Dream feat. Lil Jon--Let Me See That Booty
**1st single off Love vs. Hate**

Ne-Yo--Something About Her
**Miss Independent by Grand Larceny**

Cory Gunz & Square Off--Letter To Obama
**You're not hip-hop if you don't support Obama LOL**

Lil Scrappy--Shawty Hell
**Remember when "No Problems" was the biggest song out?**

Young Cash & T-Pain--I'm Different

**Although it is labeled as T-Pain on this really doesn't sound like him.*

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

T.I. interview on Chelsea Lately

HILARIOUS interview with T.I. and Chelsea. Just give it a watch. I guarantee you get a laugh out of this one.

T.I. feat. Rihanna--Life Ya Life (video)

T.I. teams up with Chris Brown's wifey to shoot his second single of the now platinum Paper Trail.

Joe Budden TV: Pow Wow pt. 3 & 4

Parts 3 & 4 to the meeting of the minds. I sure hope they go through with this mixtape.

Rick Ross & DJ Infamous--Still The Trillest

1. (00:01:08) Rick Ross - Intro
2. (00:02:49) Rick Ross - Swagger like Ross
3. (00:00:50) Rick Ross - Ross speaks
4. (00:01:06) Rick Ross - Dope Boyz
5. (00:04:18) Rick Ross - Girls love me
6. (00:00:24) Rick Ross - Rick Ross speaks
7. (00:03:23) Rick Ross - Ross Exclusive
8. (00:02:53) Rick Ross - I'll Pay for it Freestyle
9. (00:02:51) Rick Ross - Arab Money ft. Busta Rhymes
10. (00:00:42) Rick Ross - Rick Ross speaks
11. (00:01:49) Rick Ross - Not a problem ft. 2pac and Rick Ross
12. (00:00:44) Rick Ross - Rick Ross Speaks
13. (00:03:05) Rick Ross - Jockin Ross Freestyle
14. (00:03:13) Rick Ross - Comfortable freestyle
15. (00:00:43) Rick Ross - Rick Ross speaks
16. (00:02:00) Rick Ross - Green light ft. John Legend
17. (00:02:35) Rick Ross - Paper planes -ft.? MIA
18. (00:01:09) Rick Ross - Rick Ross speaks
19. (00:02:43) Rick Ross - Mrs Officer Freestyle
20. (00:01:35) Rick Ross - Ross speaks
21. (00:03:38) Rick Ross - Uh huh ft. Alfamega, Bun B, TI
22. (00:03:52) Rick Ross - Ride remix ft. Ace Hood, Juelz Santana
23. (00:04:14) Rick Ross - Live ya Life freestyle
24. (00:03:30) Rick Ross - What they ask for
25. (00:01:03) Rick Ross - So fly freestyle
26. (00:00:57) Rick Ross - Outro

Click here

BIG NEWS concerning Charles Hamitlon & Grade A

Ok, that cake leaves a lot to be desired, but 70,000 hits...WOW. That's really all I can say. To anyone who has ever visited this site, referred anyone to this site, hell, even if you hated on this site...I SAY THANK YOU!!! Words can't even really express how grateful I am for the love this site is receiving. I know Grade A isn't on the level of a Hear It First or a 2DopeBoyz, but damn, if we aren't one of the most up and coming sites for music (and news), then color me stupid. I'm trying to get 100,000 hits by the end of the year, and I'm confident we can make that happen. Yea, I know I sound like I'm on my Barack Obama sh*t right now with all this "we" talk, but that's really what it is. If I didn't have people coming to the site, I wouldn't keep doing this. Be on the look out for, that's another site I am writing for. Don't worry, nothing is going to happen to Grade A except we are going to keep getting expanding the brand. Hopefully, soon, I can incorporate a radio station so when you come here, your favorite songs (and exclusives) will be playing.

But on to the BIG NEWS (well at least it is to me). By now, I'm sure most of you are in tune with Charles Hamilton, Demevolist and The Hamiltonization Process. Charles has been releasing mixtape after mixtape for the past couple of months and his buzz is growing expotentially. He just released The L Word earlier today. Soon, Charles Hamilton & Demevolist will be releasing a tape with Grade A & College Radio entitled, F.I.N.A.L.S. It's an acronym for F*ck, I Never Actually Learned Sh*t. As much as I would love to take credit for that name, I have to give that to a couple of people I went to high school with...damn, have I really been out of high school for almost 5 years?

Anyway, yeah, be on the lookout for that exclusive. Who would have thought when Grade A was first launched on August 7, 2008, that within three months we would be doing a tape with one of the top underground artists in the game? Blessed...that's all I can say.

I'm out though...gotta be back to work at 5 and I'm trying to catch a nap before then. Keep grindin' and keep struggling...cause at least you know you haven't quit. Those are my words of wisdom for the day.

--J. Tinsley

P.S. R.I.P. Julian King and to Jennifer Hudson's mother and brother. Damn shame...

Jabari speaks with Max B pt. 2

The second installment with Jabari's interview with the wavy one himself (and now Byrd Gang free), Max B.

Mick Boogie & Terry Urban present: Viva La Hova

Mick Boogie & Terry Urban put this tape together, so you already know it's got the official stamp of approval. In my opinion, you can't really go wrong with this combo because both of their styles mesh well with one anohter. Don't believe me, find that Lost! (remix) with Coldplay and Jay and tell me that didn't have your eardrums in a stupor. As far as this release goes, Hov's rhymes + Coldplay's backdrops= quite a damn good tape.

For more info, visit

1) Intro (produced by Mick Boogie & Terry Urban)
2) Public Speeding (produced by Cookin’ Soul)
3) Know My Place (produced by The Amps)
4) Never Changing (produced by nVMe)
5) Miss Trouble (produced by Judah)
6) Back At My Place (produced by Remot)
7) No Love Coming Home (produced by The Kickdrums)
8) Lost Part 1 (produced by Coldplay)
9) A Spy’s Prayer (produced by nVMe)
10) Science Is Ignorant (produced by Gooch)
11) The Reverse Fix (produced by Mick Boogie & nVMe)
12) Hola Blanco (produced by Garbs Infinite)
13) Take The Hill (produced by nVMe)
14) Lost Part 2 (remixed by Mick Boogie)
15) Cold Success (produced by 9th Wonder)
16) What If We Cry? (produced by Remot)
17) Beach Chair (produced by Coldplay)
18) Falling In Shadows (produced by 6th Sense)
19) Life of Clocks (produced by Terry Urban)
20) X-Y-Z (produced by Hasan Insane)

Hip-hop meets rock...right HERE

A Rosenberg Oddisee - EP

Part of that growing contingent of Hip-Hoppers coming out of the D.C./Maryland area...don't sleep on Oddisee

Download here

Trailers for Curtis' "Before I Self Destruct" movie

Thank God this is a free movie...

LAST DAY TO APPLY 4 Absentee ballots....

Let it rock...

For my VA procrastinatin' people(such as myself)'ll have to fax it to 804-371-0194!

"Deadline for Absentee Voting: Applications for an Absentee Ballot by mail must be in the Voter Registration office by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday October 28, 2008. The last day for in-person absentee voting in the Registrar's Office is Saturday November 1, 2008"


for more info.

I think I forgot how to blog...

GLC--I Ain't Even On Yet (The Mixtape)

For any of you G.O.O.D. music fans, here's a new release from GLC with production from Kanye West, Dr. Dre & Nottz. Click here.

Charles Hamilton & DJ Skee--The L Word

Shout out to Mr. X with the drop...The Hamiltonization Process continues HERE...

Monday, October 27, 2008

DJ SouthanBred to Soulja Boy: "You doin Arab ain't cuttin' checks."

Former Soulja Boy DJ, SouthaBred, responds to Soulja Boy and he GOES IN!! He brings up specific instances of a not so generous Soulja Boy such as not making sure the people in his camp were paid and when he almost fired Arab for messing up an ad-lib.

BREAKING NEWS: Lil Wayne to join Jay-Z's RocNation in 2009

Oct. 27--The number three in hip-hop is symbolic to domination. Although only on Deathrow Records collectively for only a few months, the trio of Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg & Tupac Shakur created records that soon became West Coast anthems and hip hop classics. Dre struck gold again when he found a little known white rapper from Detroit named, Eminem, who would then go over to sell 60 million records worldwide. Dre and Em would soon sign the New York mixtape legend, 50 Cent (and his G-Unit comrades), which equated into 11 million records sold on his first album and the rest was history.

After supplying his 2001 opus, The Blueprint, with several legendary instrumentals, the partnership that was Kanye West & Jay-Z has skyrocketed into critical acclaim, ridiculous album sales and two of the most sought after names in hip-hop. Following the same path success as Deathrow and Shady/Aftermath, a third megastar will soon be added to this duo. In what was thought to happen during the spring of 2004, reports are surfacing everywhere that Mr. Carter (Lil Wayne) will be joining Mr. Carter's (Jay-Z) RocNation at the beginning of 2009.

According to insiders, Jay-Z flexed his finanical muscle and paid Bryan "Baby" Williams (and Cash Money) $5 million for the rights of Lil Wayne.

It is important to note that none of this has been confirmed but an insider did tell, "The deal was in the works for awhile; they just needed to get on the same page as to price. And [everyone's] there now."

Joe Budden--Halfway House

For anyone who knows me, they know I am a HUGE Joe Budden fan. I was hesitant of posting this on the site simply because I wasn't sure if this was a mixtape or an album...and I do not post LP's here...just singles and mixtapes. So I decided to post a link to this and post a link as to where you could purchase this release as well. I know some of you are probably thinking, "why the hell would I buy it, when I can download it for free right here?" The answer to that is simple, for the true fans of Budden who would like to support his music, I am giving you the opportunity. He is hands down one of the most talented artists of this generation (whether some would like to admit it or not) and I will always support dude's music.

Oh yea, be on the look out for the mixtape with Big Mike in December...

  1. Halfway House Intro
  2. On My Grind
  3. Overkill feat. Heartbreak
  4. Check Me Out
  5. Sidetracked
  6. Slaughterhouse feat. Crooked I, Joell Ortiz, Nino Bless, & Royce Da 5'9
  7. Under The Sun
  8. The Soul
  9. Anything Goes
  10. Go To Hell
  11. Just To Be Different
  12. Touch & Go
Bonus Tracks
13. Better Me
14. One Night F*ck feat. Emanny

Click here.

To purchase the album for only $8.99, click here.

Bonus: Two new episodes of Joe Budden TV can be seen here & here. Look for that new Joey, Royce, Crooked I & Joell Ortiz mixtape in the oh man, if that actually happens, it might be one of the greatest mixtapes EVER.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

New Exclusives 10/26

2 new freestyles from Bow Wow
Grindin' Freestyle
Pop Champagne Freestyle

Joe Budden--Sidetracked
**HOT...goes without saying though**

Joe Budden feat. Heartbreak--Overkill

Joe Budden--Under The Sun
**UH OH...Halfway House in less than 48 hours**

T-Pain feat. DJ Khaled--Karaoke


Bow Wow feat. T-Pain--She's My
**When it's all said and done, T-Pain will be a LEGEND**

Killer Mike feat. A-Game--Delilah
The standard Hebrew meaning of Delilah of is “one who weakened or uprooted or impoverished.” This song is the other side of the Samson Story. We all know of great heroes and their epic falls, but what corrupts beauty and blackens a womans heart? Its growing up in dire poverty under the headmaster (no pun intended) of the school of hard knocks. And the 1st lesson to little pretty girls in the ghetto is that your body has a price. When this is the lesson women learn how are they to respond to men? I figure much like the black widow or a venus fly trap, looking beautiful and enticing men to utter death. But Brother I tell you when death looks that good in the club its hard not to wanna dance with this she devil. Delilah is more than a girl, its a mind state. A mind state we as men create when we put a price on the pussy. Ain’t it only wise then for the person with the supply to charge according to demand? Just some thoughts, peace. Hope you enjoy.**

Slim feat. Faith Evans & Big Boi--So Fly (remix)
**This is the OFFICIAL remix**

Glasses Malone
**The intro off his upcoming mixtape, 300**

London feat. Young Dro

**Dirty version**

Sammie & Soulja Boy working on new material; Schedule a $50K Madden game

So, I can't even lie...the big homie DJ Boogie has been lacing me with some heat these past couple of days. What we have here is Sammie & Soulja Boy in studio working on some new material. Say what you want haters, it's gonna be a hit.

Back to the subject at hand, while taking a break from recording, the topic of Madden comes up. Sammie says Soulja Boy can't beat him, vice versa and fast forward a few minutes and we have our newest celebrity Madden game. Look for the Bucs (Sammie) vs. Titans (S.B.) very soon with $50K on the line. This time it's not for charity and Sammie vows to go on a SHOPPIN' SPREE (pun intended...for those who don't know, Soulja Boy had a song by that title).

Sidenote: It is interesting to hear Sammie bring up Bow Wow not holding onto his side of he and The Game's wager...

Saturday, October 25, 2008

New Exclusives 10/25

Q-Tip feat. Raphael Saadiq--We Fight/Love

Lucky Don feat. Newz, Uncle Murda, Maino & Joell Ortiz--BK Distinguish Ones

Soulja Boy feat. Sean Kingston--Yamaha Mama
**Off the new album**

Tom Gist--One of a Kind
**This guy never got the push he deserved when he was in Dipset**

King Phaze feat. Styles P, Sheek Louch & DMX--Yonkers Anthem
**NO DJ**

T-Pain feat. DJ Khaled--Karaoke

**The demo that he did for J. Holiday**

Kanye West--Robocop
**This isn't the mastered version**

Jagged Edge--Switch

Kanye West--Heartless
**CDQ...sounds great!!**

Sammie--My Phone

**Ok, I just got off the phone with my boy DJ Boogie (Sammie's A&R) and I had my info wrong. B. Cox DID NOT write this. Chef & Tone wrote this and Lil Ronnie ("Same Girl" & "I'm A Flirt") produced this record. Sammie recorded this song over a year ago, but the song was given to Trey Songz a couple a months ago which he then turned into his lead single "In Ya Phone" featuring Fabolous. I can't front...this record is a banger. Be on the look out for more new Sammie in the coming weeks. Big shout to my homie DJ Boogie...Hampton Homecoming is about to stupid. Let's get it.

T.I.--Money Addiction
**Off the new DJ Smallz tape...NOT on Paper Trail**

Lil Wayne--Freestyle @ 2008 B.E.T. Hip Hop Awards (Live)

Johnta Austin--Call You Tonight

Soulja Boy speaks his mind

Soulja Boy responds to all of his ex-associates who have been saying some not so nice things about him recently.

To see Q (SB's former assistant and friend) speak on him getting robbed and Soulja Boy not believing him, click here.

Shawty Lo feat. Stuntman--Don't I

I'm guessing Lo didn't care for the "What Up, What's Happenin'" video too much. Although I don't really agree with the kids waving the red rag around, I guess the video served its purpose.

It's odd that he didn't release this back in like August or September when the track was getting heavy burn; but I guess now is better late than never.

Joe Budden TV: "2 down, ? to go"

"Yung Berg can fight..."--Royce

LMAO...Budden is a fool. He and Royce still in the studio still cookin' up some fire.

TRAILER: Notorious

This trailer has been causing quite the debate recently. So what do you think about it?

Personally, it looked pretty decent to me. I can already tell one of the best scenes is when D-Rock (I believe that's his name) takes the charge for B.I.G. and the only thing he asks in return is for him to a successful rapper. That is hands down the realest story I heard regarding Biggie.

Being the fan that I am, I HAVE to go see this movie.

R.I.P. Christopher Wallace.

DJ Scream & Project Pat--History of Violence

**I posted a video clip about this mixtape a few days ago. Well, finally, here is the tape. Pat fans...ENJOY!!**

1. The History
2. Favorite Things
3. Don't F*ck Wit My Money feat. 3-6 Mafia
4. A Milli
5. Homicide For The Cash
6. We Heavy In The Streets
7. Keep It Hood feat. OJ Da Juiceman
8. Ball
9. Cash Flow
10. Sleepin' Wit The Enemy
11. Chrome feat. T-Pain & Project Pat - She Fine
12. Bang, Bang, Bang feat. Gucci Mane
13. Freak Nasty
14. Hood Nigga feat. Akon
15. The Present
16. Street Niggaz
17. Yung D feat. Project Pat - Damn
18. Swagger Like Us
19. The Future
20. Bloodhound

Click here

DJ Tay James & DJ Soundwave--Youngest In Charge pt. 3

  1. T-Pain feat. Ludacris--Chopped & Screwed
  2. Plies--Watch Dis
  3. Sophia Fresh feat. Kanye West--What It Is
  4. Kanye West & T-Pain--Go Hard
  5. I-20 feat. Ludacris--Really Like Her
  6. Ne-Yo feat. Jamie Foxx--Miss Independent pt. 2
  7. Swizz Beats feat. Rick Ross--Oprah (remix)
  8. Willie The Kid feat. Trey Songz & Gucci Mane--Love For Money
  9. Ace Hood feat. T-Pain, Rick Ross & Juelz Santana--Ride (remix)
  10. Ernie Gaines feat. T.I.--Sip It
  11. Danity Kane--Show Stoppa (Tay James creation)
  12. Plies feat. Chris J--Put It On Ya
  13. Keri Hilson feat. Lil Wayne--Turning Me Off
  14. Alfamega feat. Rick Ross & T.I.--Uh Huh (remix)
  15. Yung Chris--She Got Swag
  16. Chubbie Baby feat. Lil Wayne--Leanin' Low
  17. Ludacris feat. Chris Brown & Sean Garrett--What Them Girls Like
  18. Lil Wayne--Action
  19. Gorilla Zoe feat. Lil Wayne--Lost
  20. Kid Cudi--Day N Nite
  21. Wiz Khalifa--Make It Hot
  22. Young Jeezy feat. Trey Songz--Takin' It There
  23. Bangladesh feat. Rick Ross & Busta Rhymes--Girls Like Me
  24. Young Brah feat. The Game & Ne-Yo--Gangsta
  25. Scarface feat. Lil Wayne & Bun B--Forgot About Me
  26. Gucci Mane feat. Money Karlo & Rich Boy--She Just Like My Chevy
  27. Busta Rhymes--Light Up A Fire
  28. Ron Browz feat. Lil Kim & Ludacris--Pop Champagne (remix)
  29. T.I.--Porn Star
  30. Ludacris feat. T-Pain--One More Drink
Click here

Friday, October 24, 2008

Crazed McCain supporter lies about a black man mugging and sexual assaulting her

It never ceases to amaze me the length to which some people will go. This is just utterly disgusting.

As if the McCain/Palin camp weren't receiving enough bad publicity to begin with, now they have to deal with this.

Election Day is 9 days away. I'm ready, are you?

BREAKING NEWS: Jennifer Hudson's mother and brother shot to death; Nephew abducted

Oct. 24--The mother and brother of Grammy award winner, Jennifer Hudson, were found shot to death in their Chicago home. Police are currently looking for Hudson's seven-year-old nephew (Julian King) who was abducted from the home. Authorities believe the crime may be linked to domestic violence.

Hudson's publicist, Lisa Kasteler, remained tight lipped on the situation.

"We can confirm that there is an ongoing investigation concerning the deaths of Jennifer Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, and her brother, Jason Hudson. No further comment will be made and the family has asked that their privacy be respected at this difficult time," said Kasteler in a statement.

Deputy Chief Joseph Patterson confirmed at 3 p.m. a relative entered the home to find a woman shot on the floor. Police later found the body of a man in a bathroom.

Click here to read the rest of this story...

New Exclusives 10/24

E-40 feat. Shawty Lo & Diamond--Break Ya Ankles (remix)

Mos Def--Life In Marvelous Times

J-Hood feat. Stack Bundles--NY Giants


2 new Pastor Troy tracks off the upcoming album, TROY.
Putcha Sign Up

Trick Trick feat. Eminem--Who Want It
**Em's coming back...**

Enrique Iglesias feat. Ciara--Takin' Back My Love

8Ball & MJG feat. Yo Gotti--Gettin' It In

3 new Ludacris tracks off Theater of the Mind (which is shaping up to be my favorite Luda album yet)
I Do It For Hip Hop
Last of a Dying Breed feat. Lil Wayne
Do The Right Thang feat. Common & Spike Lee

Ace Hood, Juelz Santana, Fabolous & Jadakiss--B.E.T. Cypher


Joe Budden TV: "No Beat"

Joey having a hard time picking which instrumental to use.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

T-Pain, Lil Wayne & Ludacris at the Hip Hop Awards

Aight, I know I'm posting a lot of videos tonight, but who cares.

This was a great performance from T-Pain, Lil Wayne & Ludacris. Judging by the lineup, it's easy to see what songs they performed.

Oh yea, Wayne's short freestyle at the end was HILARIOUS.

Ace Hood, Juelz Santana, Fabolous & Jadakiss--BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher

Although I believe everyone came correct, Loso had the best verse. Quotable after quotable...where's the album Fab?

Soulja Boy--Turn My Swag On

Soulja Boy's sophomore album, iSouljaBoyTellEm, hits stores Dec. 16.

DJ Drama, DJ Holiday & OJ Da Juiceman--Culinary Art School (Gangsta Grillz Edition)

While Gucci is locked up, OJ Da Juiceman is beginning to get his solo career kicked off with this official GANGSTA GRILLZ.

1. Culinary Arts School
2. OJ The Juice Speaks
3. 9 In The Morning (Feat. Bolo & EL Dorado Red)
4. I’m Booming And Bunkin’
5. Stay In The Kitchen
6. Port Card (Feat. Hitman)
7. Goddamn It I’m The Shit
8. Dopeboyz
9. OJ The Juice Speaks
10. Chopper Loose (Feat. Whoo Da Kid (from So Icy Boyz)
11. Love For Money - Willie the Kid (Feat. Trey Songz, Gucci Mane, La the Darkman, Bun B, Yung Joc, & Flo Rida)
12. ‘68 Cutlass
13. Racked Up (Feat. Kourtney Money)
14. Hood Proud Of Me
15. Georgia (Feat. Gucci Mane)
16. Money Everywhere (Feat. Hitman)
17. Vette Pass By (Feat. Gucci Mane)
18. Bouldercrest Hero (Feat. DJ Holiday)
19. Fuck Wit Me Dog
20. Stupid (Feat. Playaz Circle)
21. OJ The Juice Outro

Click here

Jadon Success (the guy Joe Budden clowned for getting at his girl on MySpace) starts a "F*ck Joe Budden" campaign

Are you serious? This is just going to open up the flood gates. The next episode of Joe Budden TV is going to be HILARIOUS.

Keri Hilson feat. Timbaland--Return The Favor

The beautiful Keri Hilson teams up with Timbo for the second single off her debut album entitled, In A Perfect World, set to hit stores Dec. 9.

Jabari speaks with Max B pt. 1

Jabari catches up with the "Silver Surver" himself, Max B. You already know the topic of Jim Jones and Byrd Gang was brought up.

Previous: Max B completely free from Byrd Gang Records

New Exclusives 10/23

Freeway--Nobody's Fool
**prod. by Blunt**

Trey Songz & Drake--Pop Rose
**Over the Ron Browz "Pop Champagne" beat**

The Game--Toy Soldiers
**NO DJ**

Ryan Leslie--Quick Sand

Ne-Yo--Put In Work
**Another track not on Year of the Gentleman**

London feat. Young Dro--Juicy
**Always good to hear some new Dro**

Justin Timberlake--Magic (snippet)
**Give it some time, this is going to be a huge hit**

Hot Stylz feat. Yung Joc--Rollie Pollie
**It's not "Lookin' Boy", but entertaining nonetheless**

Slim (of 112)--Girl Like You
**Still waiting for the album...**

Digga feat. Jae Millz, Vado, Posta Boy, G-Dep, McGruff, Red Dot, CashFlow, Loaded Lux & Square Off--World Don't Move (Harlem)

Beyonce--At Last
**Etta James cover...if you don't know who that is, do your research**

E. Ness--Slingshot Ness

Kid Cudi--T.G.I.F.
**Supposedly, Cudi is doing a few hooks on 808's & Heartbreaks**

Kid Cudi--Ask About Me

Charlie Wilson--Shawty Come Back
**Lil Wayne sample**

Usher feat. Barack Obama--Hush
**This is the official version...and no, unfortunately, Obama doesn't drop a hot 16 for us**

Freeway feat. Jakk Frost--Da Beards Iz Bakk

**Prod. by Don Cannon...HOT**

Kanye West Love Champagne (Genius Remix)

Had to share this heat with ya'll folks.

Stat Quo--The South Got Something To Say (mixtape)

In case you haven't heard, the recently (Shady/Aftermath) released Stat Quo plans on releasing a mixtape every month for the next year. According to Quo, he has over 300-400 Dr. Dre produced tracks that he recorded during his stay at the label. I've never really been a big fan of dude, but it's hard to pass up on that many Dre tracks. And for the record, I KNOW he has some crazy collaborations with Dre, Em, 50 and whoever else was over there stored away...

1. Intro
2. Time 2 Get Paid
3. J. Newt Speaks 1
4. The Dirty
5. The Sun
6. What It Is
7. That’s Me
8. Fuck U
9. I’m Sorry
10. Gutta Shit
11. J Newt Speaks 2
12. Act Up
13. Deez Nuts Skit
14. Go Ham
15. Let The Beat Build Freestyle
16. Dear Summer Part 1
17. Dear Summer Part 2

Click here...I apologize for the bad quality, but this is how Quo and his management released the tape.

Project Pat & DJ Scream promo video for "History of Violence"

Project Pat (Mr. NORTH-NORTH) and DJ Scream team up in this promo video for their upcoming mixtape, History of Violence. Pat talks about the importance of "gutta music" and why he is hitting the mixtape game hard. He also talks about the South's influence on hip hop and how important Atlanta is in having a hit record. Below is the track list for the mixtape which is set to be released VERY soon...

1. The History
2. Favorite Things
3. Don't F*ck Wit My Money feat. 3-6 Mafia
4. A Milli
5. Homicide For The Cash
6. We Heavy In The Streets
7. Keep It Hood feat. OJ Da Juiceman
8. Ball
9. Cash Flow
10. Sleepin' Wit The Enemy
11. Chrome feat. T-Pain & Project Pat - She Fine
12. Bang, Bang, Bang feat. Gucci Mane
13. Freak Nasty
14. Hood Nigga feat. Akon
15. The Present
16. Street Niggaz
17. Yung D feat. Project Pat - Damn
18. Swagger Like Us
19. The Future
20. Bloodhound

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Beanie Sigel & Freeway on Rolling Out TV

Damn, Beans is getting HUGE. Don't matter, just keep giving the people that Philly music...oh yea, another State Property album would be excellent...just a thought though.

Glasses Malone--F*ck Glasses Malone

New release from one of the West's most promising artist. This is the street album, and while you're at it, be sure to check out his new site, WhoIsGMalone.

1. The “I Aint Shit” Intro
2. ONE
3. Grown Man Anthem
4. Like Suge
5. House Niggaz feat. RioT
6. Bob Lieberman (Interlude)
7. Fuck G. Malone
8. Where Itz At feat. Lil Wayne & Cam’Ron
9. Fuckin’ Ya Girl feat. Red Cafe & Quiz
10. Haterz feat. Lil Wayne & BirdMan
11. 24/7/365 feat. Huey & Maino
12. Lonely At The Top
13. Welcome 2 the Mainstream


New Exclusives 10/22

Yung Nate feat. Show Tufli & Charles Hamilton--Think Twice
**This Demevolist camp stays putting out smooth music...**

Cassidy feat. Fatz, G-Ali & Pheel Harmony--Forgot About Me
**Larsiny Fam album coming soon...this hook is mad annoying though.**

Three new exclusive tracks from Yung Chris's new mixtape "Live from the 2 Yung 6 (Special Edition)". For those who don't know, Chris is from the city Bone Thugs put on the map and where LeBron just happens to rest his crown. He is one artist who I feel has talent and could make an impact if given the right opportunity. Anyway, check out these new tracks, leave some comments and look for the tape in the coming days.

Thought This Was (prod. by Ya Money)
Flava In Ya Ear Freestyle
Look What I Got

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Classic Holiday Inn Commercial

One of the funniest commercials...EVER!!!

Shoutout to Ryan G for giving me the link.

New Exclusives 10/21

Yung Joc--What's Really Good
**This track leaked awhile ago, but this is the NO DJ version**

Usher--What Happens Here Stays Here

Stack Bundles--NY Giants

Asher Roth--Throw Some Water On 'Em
**No tags...shouts to XZ**

Sophia Fresh--Drop It
**prod. by Drumma Boy**

Tank--She's The One
**Guess he has an album in the works**

Glasses Malone--Number One
**His street album, "F*ck Glasses Malone", drops at midnight.**

Soulja Boy--Eazy
**prod. by Collipark**

Soulja Boy--1st Class
**prod. by Zaytoven (Gucci's producer)**

Trae--Streets Advocate

**His mixtape with The Evil Empire ("Streets Advocate") drops Nov. 11**

Behind the scenes of "One More Drink" with Ludacris & T-Pain

So I'm guessing Luda & T-Pain are gonna to do the simultaneous singles thing. I can't knock it cause this track and "Chopped & Skrewed" are gonna both be HUGE singles.


Aight, so I am trying to help my homegirl (Morgan) out by getting her votes to be on the next season of the Real World (yep, the show on MTV). I figured, why not I ask the faithful viewers of Grade A to help garner some votes as well. These are two of her videos that she submitted so feel free to look at them.

I believe that she only needs like 200 more votes to make it to the next round so let's see if we can get those votes for her. It's actually very easy...just click the link I have provided below and once that page loads just click vote which will be in your top left corner. No registering necessary.

Once again, muchos gracias senors y senoritas (did I say that right?)

To vote for Morgan, click HERE.

Max B officially breaks all ties from Byrd Gang Records

Oct. 21--It looks like Jim Jones' claim of "Max B never releasing an album" will run its course very soon. In an exclusive interview with XXL, the "wavy" crooner from Harlem recently revealed that he is no longer contractually obligated to Byrd Gang Records, a label that was once thought to be one of the most up and coming in the music industry.

“I’m as free as a bird,” the rapper told exclusively. “Now it gives me the ability to ride without no remorse, no sympathy, no pity. I’m riding on everything. I’m riding. I’ma ride on my rivalry for the season. It’s gonna be so wavy. So big, so heavy, so controversial. It’s gonna be like none other.

Once seemingly the best of friends, Max B and Jim Jones have been in bitter war of words for quite some time. Due to the stipulations in his contract, Max was prohibited from lashing out in the manner he wanted to. Now that those barriers have been erased, the man who gave Jim Jones some of his most memorable hooks looks to expose his former label mate.

“I’m gonna speak about everything, Jim Jones. I got more deep, down, dark secrets.”

"Wavy Crockett" was able to break free from his contract through legal loopholes. Due to paperwork he received from the state of New York, Max B claims that Jim Jones cannot pursue legal action at anytime in the future.

“I’m not even part of the U.S. Government laws,” Max B said. “I’m not a citizen of the United States, I’m dead ass. My laws, the laws you go by, I don’t have to follow. As long as I don’t purposely hurt nobody, I’m straight.”

The man who made the phrase "wavy" a fixture on the hip hop scene is now planning a tsnaumi on the industry. Rumors of a bidding war for his services have already surfaced. For the official (as of now untitled) debut, Max hopes to work with Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado.

Regardless of whenever the album reaches stores, he has one promise that he vows to keep.

“I’m gonna be 10 times better than [Jim Jones] ever was."

--J. Tinsley

**Quotes are courtesy of XXL

Monday, October 20, 2008

Musiq Soulchild feat. Mary J. Blige--If U Leave

Shouts to WhatsThatRightThere for giving me the heads up on this video.

In my opinion (as if it really means alot LOL), this should have been the first single...not "Rewind". This is the type of song we have all come to expect and appreciate from Musiq.

The fact that Mary J is on this only adds to the quality of this record...

Jadakiss "Al Qaeda Jada" Original Web Series

All Access and Kraze created a series around one of the most well respected rappers "JADAKISS". Take a rare look at Kiss and how he moves and shakes within the music industry and in life. New album dropping this winter "KISS MY ASS".


Asher Roth, Wale, Ace Hood, Charles Hamilton, B.o.B., Curren$y, Cory Gunz, Micky Fatz, Kid Cudi & Blu

New Exclusives 10/20

Q-Tip feat. Eve--Gettin' Up (remix)

J. Holiday--Higher
**Where's this guy been?**

Trey Songz--Give A Little Love

Kanye West--Heartless

The Game--Nightmares

**NO DJ**

Young Life feat. Lil Wayne & Paul Wall--I'm A Boss

2 new Freeway tracks (courtesy of OnSmash)
Everything's Gonna Be Alright feat. Young Chris
Love 2 Ball

Saigon feat. Lil Fame (of M.O.P.)--WW4

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Joe Budden TV: "Game Night Gets Heated"

The title says it all...OWN YA COLOR!!!

New Exclusives 10/19

I am beyond embarassed at the way the Cowboys played today...

Danity Kane--Touch Before (My Heart)

Sterling Simms--Paparazzi

**First single off the album "Sugar & Spice"**

Ciara feat. T-Pain & Gorilla Zoe--Go Girl (remix)

Jadakiss--Deeper Than Rap
**Verse of the upcoming Rick Ross mixtape**

Four new Slim (of 112) tracks
U Know feat. Gucci Mane
Is This The Way
She Got That

Trey Songz feat. Fabolous--In Ya Phone
**This is the mastered version**

Pleasure P feat. Wyclef Jean--Night Nurse


Grade A Featured Artist: Stylish Phree

**Hopefully, once a month I can showcase a new artist that I believe has talent and who's music I support. So if you are really on your grind, shoot me an email or hit me up on AIM.**

"It's a recession...everybody broke. So I just came back to give everybody hope." These were some of the first words Young Jeezy uttered on his new releaese, The Recession, which was released earlier this month. It seems like since Nas declared hip-hop deceased a little over two years ago, every hip hop fan received their doctoral degree in determining state of the genre. Fads have come and gone and hip hop has seen more "fly-by-night" acts than a cheap circus.

To further add to things, the mecca of hip-hop, New York, has been seen its fair share of upsets. Since the fall of G-Unit and Dipset, New York has been put on the backburner while the South has seen its reign of power shift from Atlanta, to Houston, to New Orleans and to Miami and come full circle roughly seven times over. Bottom line, even with Maino's, "Hi Hater", the only acts out of New York that create some sort of a buzz are Jay-Z, Nas and 50 Cent (and maybe Fab depending on who you ask). It's hard to tell when the balance of power will shift back to N.Y. (remember it briefly went to the West when Game dropped his first album), but when it does, it won't be from Jay's newest album or 50's latest diss will come from a new name to emerge from the side blocks of the "rotten apple".

Normally, most northern artists are classified as "mixtape rappers" (see Papoose, Jae Millz, Serius Jones, etc.). Honestly, the sterotype that is placed on them can't really be argued because most never graduate from that level and a lot never aspire to receive more than the "hood love" they already acquired (it is good to see the big homie Maino getting love though). However, not every act from "the home of 9-11...the place of the lost towers" can be placed in that category. Exit "mixtape rappers"...enter Stylish Phree.

Born Phinnigan Edwards in the same section of Brooklyn that cultivated Biggie Smalls ("BROOKLYN WE DID IT!!!...sorry, felt the need to add that), Phree has been a celebrity on Hart Street since he was old enough to wear a pamper. He plans on bringing that same "hope" Jeezy talked about, and with his lyrical prowess, seems to be on the right track toward proving that. Bed-Stuy has been the inspirations for his boastful rhymes, yet his painful and introspective lyrics. The accomplished songwriter with an uncanny sense of emotion has songs that will reach out to every listener, regardless of age, creed, color or sex. Unlike many of his counterparts, he possesses the ability to make a single, one that will create a buzz if given the proper funding and direction.

Although many of his bars paint of a picture of a rough Bed-Stuy upbringing, Phree is not the typical one dimensional lyrical rhyme slayer who shines on one aspect, while the rest of his game suffers. Phree's still untitled debut album will be a showcase of a roller coaster of emotions, from joy, to pain, to shock, to amazement and to everything in between. It's not many stones the big homie will leave unturned and many topics left untouched.

Only time will tell if Phree will evolve into the success he seems so destined too, but one thing is for certain, he is unlike any young rapper spitting into a microphone at this current moment.

For those interested in learn more about Stylish Phree, click here to see his debut video.

--J. Tinsley

Wayne announces re-release of The Carter III and new child

Oct. 19--Hip-hop megastar, Lil Wayne, recently broke the news that he would be re-releasing his critcally acclaimed and highest selling rap album of 2008, The Carter III. The expected release date is said to be very soon, possibly before the third installment of his popular mixtape series, The Dedication, with DJ Drama is released. Wayne made it clear that this release would NOT be The Carter IV. The hip hop world can expect to see C4 in mid 2009.

While on stage at the BET Hip-Hop Awards, Wayne also added that he would be having a son in the coming days. Before Wayne exited the stage, his final words to the audience were, "I got a son dropping any day, pray for me."

Saturday, October 18, 2008

808's & Heartbreaks track listing

I was meaning to throw this up last night, but I just didn't get around to it. Anyway, say what you want, but that cover is dope as f*ck!! I really wanted him to stick to the school related titles, but hell, there sure are a lot of heartbreaks once you leave college, so this gets a pass. Below is the rumored track listing for the album set to hit stores next month. Mr. West had this to say when responding to the criticisms facing the album...

“I don’t give a fuck if it’s hot or not, it’s from the heart… Would you judge a grandmother’s love? Give it two-and-a-half mics out of five?”

Also, be on the lookout for another from 'Ye in June 2009.

1. Welcome to Heartbreak
2. Heartless
3. Love Lockdown
4. Robocop
5. The Wrong Thing
6. In the Streets
7. Untitled
8. Real Bad News
9. So Amazing featuring Young Jeezy
10. That You Know or Tell Everybody featuring Lil Wayne
11. Coldest Winter

Oh yea, here is a "better quality" version of Coldest Winter.

T.I. says he wants a "respectable freak"

Tip taking some time off from his GIANT Magazine photo shoot to talk about what he likes about the opposite sex.

New Exclusives 10/18

Yup, it's official, work is getting in the way of my exclusives...

B.o.B.--Hip Hop Ain't Dead (The Future)
**One of the best new acts out the South**


**Big homie at WhatsThatRightThere said a new album is on the way...**

Tank--Tip It

Rick Ross--I'll Pay For It
**Where is "Deeper Than Rap"?**

Rick Ross feat. Brisco--Ball Like A Dog

Project Pat feat. Gucci Mane--Bang Bang Smack Smack
**You already know this is a trunk banger**

Plies--Heard of Me
**Official version**

Lupe Fiasco--Accept The Troubles

Jagged Edge--Locked Out
**prod. by B. Cox**

Deuce Pound feat. Rick Ross--You Gotta Love Me
**Ross rips it**

Pleasure P--Birthday Suit