Gangsta rap made Ice Cube do it, but the veteran rapper acknowledges that his sons have had a childhood far different from his own Los Angeles upbringing. So when he recruited his two boys — OMG and Doughboy — to appear on his upcoming album, I Am the West, Cube had to make sure the tracks they rapped on were a good fit.
He ended up featuring them on the Bangladesh-produced “She Couldn’t Make It on Her Own” and “Y’all Know How I Am.”
“When I heard the beat [on 'She Couldn't Make It on Her Own'], I wanted to do a song with my sons, and I felt like the beat feels young to me,” Cube told MTV News. “I didn’t want them to come out on something that really wasn’t their personality. Their personality, they ain’t from the ‘hood. They didn’t have to grow up like that, like I did. So I wanted them to do something that showed their personality. I put them on a track that wasn’t strictly a gangsta rap track, that was fun and something they could come off on.” – MTV
Archive for August, 2010
Here is the first single from the QN5 member’s upcoming debut album, Robots & Dinosaurs. This is actually a “maxi-single” or sorts, with the zip file consisting of the dirty, clean, instrumental, acapella and “bounce remix” versions.
DOWNLOAD: Kokayi – RoxTar
“What Am I Suppose To Do” is the second video from Nickelus F’s Season Premiere mixtape. The clip is directed by Duy Nguyen for A College Project Productions and guest stars the producer of “What Am I Suppose To Do” Stefan Skeeter. Look out for Season Premiere HD, which has been pushed up to 09.12.2010. – OmSMASH
Tagless version of one of the exclusives off DJ Drama and Cookin’ Soul’s Gangsta Grillz: History in the Making mixtape.
Chip Tha Ripper – Fat Raps (rmx) f. Chuck Inglish, Big Sean, Dom Kennedy, Boldy James & Asher Roth [CDQ]
Photo: Mike Waxx
First single off El Da Sensei & The Returner’s upcoming project, Global Takeover 2: Nu World, dropping October 12th through Coalmine Records.
The stars of the (self-proclaimed) instant vintage “She Can Gedditt” link up once more for this track off of Che and DJ Lowkey’s The Fixtape Two: In It For The Drink Ticket, which drops tomorrow.
eLZhi and Toronto’s Adam Bomb join TassNata on a super dope record off the Vancouver emcee’s upcoming project Between Planets; which drops tomorrow. Shouts to Keezy.
DOWNLOAD: TassNata – Heavyweights f. Adam Bomb & eLZhi (prod. Northern Prophit) | Mediafire Cuts by DJ Docta.
Given his obscured identity, deadpan delivery, and thick wordplay, one could be forgiven for thinking DOOM’s music might be difficult to translate to a live show. But one listen to his new live album Expektoration should clear up any worries right quick. Simply put, DOOM gets live as hell. Check out footage of the masked supervillain performing “Vomitspit” from his album Mm.. Food for further evidence. Look for Expektoration Live Featuring Big Benn Klingon September 14th on Gold Dust.
Even though I’m Better Than You caught the delayed disease, Mickey does drop a new freestyle for the masses. Hopefully I’m Better Than You sees the light of day soon.
Outside of providing a pair of (2)dope tracks for our Empire State Edition mixtape; Donny has been relatively quite as of late. Look for that to change as he gears up for the release of his upcoming album, Yesterday’s Tomrrow.