Drake – Headlines

Sorry I haven’t posted anything in a few days. I’ve been recovering from a recent loss. But I cheered up a bit this morning.

Anywho, below is “Headlines,” the first “official single” (I hate that term now) from Drake’s sophomore LP Take Care. Yes, the same single we should have by now.

The song has that “Over” feel. Real upbeat and braggadicious. Nothing emo-like, like the last three songs he gave us from the album

Drinking every night ’cause we drink to my accomplishments.

Download that mofo here. Hit the jump to listen to it…

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Exclusive Tech N9ne Interview

I had the honor of interviewing Tech N9ne twice the past few weeks. One was over the phone, which was supposed to go to print but due to complications it wasn’t published.

The interview above was my second, which took place on his tour bus when he stopped in Buffalo for All 6’s and 7’s: The Tour. Tech talked about the wide demographic of fans, his album, his early b-boy days, creating Tech N9ne, meeting Lil Wayne while he was at Rikers Island, how he almost got Eminem on the album, and more. The original interview was 30 minutes long, but I had to cut it down to 10. Maybe one day I’ll liberate the rest?

His latest album, All 6’s and 7’s is definitely a top 3 Hip Hop release this year, and debuted at #1 with 55k sold, an amazing feat for an independent artist.

Jay-Z Talks “Biting” Biggie’s Lyrics

Around the time Jay was putting together his book, Decoded (Pretty good read for the Hip Hop heads), he was putting out these webisode/interview thingys along with this pretty neat game. From the looks of it he has a lot of material still unreleased from that stash.

Well anyways, we know the whole biting Biggie’s rhymes talk? Here he talks about a line in “The City is Mine” from Vol. 1 and connects with a line from “What More Can I Say” from The Black Album.

Rest in Pease Amy Winehouse

So I was on my way back to Buffalo from New York when I checked my phone and saw the dreadful news that Amy Winehouse passed. Although at this moment we are not 100% sure what happened, there is a lot of speculation that her drug abuse was the reason (we’ll find out soon enough).

I didn’t know her personally, but I think it is important to remember her for what made her so popular in the first place – her art. I became a huge fan when she blew up in the US mainstream, and she was an extraordinary talent. Above I chose to place a video of possibly her finest moment as an artist at the 2008 Grammy Awards, where she took home five Grammys.