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Rap Made Me Do It!

“I sit alone in my dirty ass room starrin’ at candles high on drugs//All alone wit my hand on my Mac 10 Handle…. schemin’ on you n*ggas” (c) Prodigy



Have you ever felt like a certain song, or a certain type of sound has made you feel like you’re in a trance? (Or maybe that’s just me?)

When I was younger, (more…)

Only Built 4 Neocons

Dedicated to my fellow GBM neocons...

The war machine is in full motion, as planned…. (more…)

Are You Hotly Anticipating The Carter 4

Boycott Detox

Dear Senate, we request a motion to boycott Interscope Records until further notice.

Detox does not exist, it’s a myth. These latest “leaks” and “street singles” are leftover records from years ago from various projects.

We know Detox is a myth because it has no fixed release date. It’s an insult to our intelligence to keep implying Detox will be released.

An accountant allocates a budget for an album, when a release date has been set. So if no release date has been set, it means there is no budget to fund the album. Which means Detox does not exist. We just have a bunch of news reports from PR Companies posing as blogs  telling the consumers to wait for Detox.

Fans should boycott all Aftermath/Interscope related products until there is a confirmed release date.

Yours Sincerely

Congressman World

Royce Da 5’9: Second Place (produced by DJ Premier)

Who said Royce fell off?

Semi autos at yo cartilage…

Success Is Certain coming July 26th

Live: Hot 97 Summer Jam

Kick your feet up and relax, Summer Jam 2011 is being streamed live. It’s gonna be a big one!

The Lineup:

Lil Wayne
Young Money
Chris Brown
Rick Ross
Lloyd Banks
Wiz Khalifa
Waka Flocka

Who will tear down the Summer Jam stage this year?

Who gonna be up on that Summer Jam screen?

Miss Info >>>>>>_____

Engineer Pat Viala interview

Pat Viala is one of the best engineers in hip hop and has a wealth of experience, due to being in the game for around 16 years.

  • Talks about mixing his latest projects such as Hunger For More 2, Swizz & Eve: Coolin et al
  • Where he got the nickname “Pat em Down” from
  • Prefers using the SSL mixing desks to plugins
  • Can’t always record in the studio due to today’s industry budgets
  • The importance of  acoustics & room tuning
  • Lexicon 960 as his favorite piece of equipment

props to iStandard & BhramaTv


Let’s fly over to the West real quick for a moment.

A Crip convention is in full effect in this video, with G-Unit affiliate Spider Loc & Cash Daddy.

*rocks khakis with 100 pockets*

*rocks blue converse*

*rolls through crenshaw in a deep blue 64″

*is bout that life*

Jimmy Iovine on Bloomberg


Let’s talk business & technology for a minute…

So the other day, Jimmy Iovine (Chairman of Interscope & Owner of Beats By) was on Bloomberg talking about a range of topics, some interesting and some pretty absurd if you ask me.

Now, I’ve always strongly agreed that the digital era of music that we’re in has decreased audio quality. An mp3 is so heavily compressed, too much data is lost in the process of transferring formats. It’s acually better to listen to a .wav file, although they are much larger files than mp3’s.

But I strongly disagree with him saying they want to “replicate how it sounds in the studio”.

This is near impossible because studios are specifically tuned so that the acoustics are as “full” as possible.

It’s important to understand that sound quality decreases once a track leaves the studio. The mixing desk and state of the art sound systems aren’t there to support that sound, outside of the studio.

I also find it patronizing how he expects people to pay $100’s for some headphones, just to hear “how it was supposed to be heard”. I’m an audiophile, so I kind of care about that sort of stuff, but I doubt the average 14 year old browsing iTunes gives a shit about sound quality.

Talking Points

  • growth of Beats By exceeded expectations
  • “how can you buy an mp3 for $400 and then buy an earbud for $3 or $15 “
  • said sound increased with HDTV but digital era (mp3’s) has decreased the quality of sound
  • wants to fix the “ecosystem” of sound
  • wants to put pressure on tech companies to fix the sound quality of laptops/pc’s
  • Beats By is 50 % of the American market of headphones over $100 – and soon to be 50% worldwide
  • Dr Dre and other producers (Timbaland/Will I Am/Don Was) spent 2 years tuning the headphones
  • says the industry has declined due to piracy – not the same since 10 years ago
  • wants to get music subscription on a mass scale to combat piracy/increase sales
  • “people want music on demand, quick & good” –“want to be their own dj”

Fiend (International Jones): Life Behind Limo Glass

The latest mixtape from New Orleans artist Fiend. It’s good to see Mia X, Fiend & Curren$y recording together again on this tape.

  • Formerly of No Limit Records – Theres One In Every Family went Gold
  • Currently affiliated with Curren$y/ J.E.T.S

Trivia: I think Nesby Phipps is Mac (of No Limit Records) brother or cousin, I cant quite remember.

Fiend’s going for that smooth, James Bond approach on this. Good stuff.

Fiend/International Jones – Life Behind Limo Glass