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Single of the Week: "Callin' My Phone," Slim Thug feat. Slim
Wire to Wire
Texas Takeover is doing an NCAA-style bracket
pairing Houston rap albums up against each other. The first Final Four match-up has We Can't Be Stopped
vs. 3 N' Tha Mornin' Pt. 2
. It's more fun to participate in than it sounds.
Hip Hop DX is a right awful site, but they do pilfer Houston's rap garden regularly, so they have to at least be a little smart. Here's Bun's little story with Rap-A-Lot
Care to know why Mack 10 and Ice Cube were at each other's throats
for a bit?
Z-Ro Going Away Video of the Week
The 100 rap people
you should be following on Twitter.
Last week, Dirty and Nasty cut up Erykah Badu's "Window Seat" video. Turns out she received a disorderly-conduct citation
from the city of Dallas for getting naked on the streets.
Floyd Mayweather inked rapper Freck Billionaire to a deal. And now he's being sued.
That has to be some kind of ironic turn of events, right?
T.I. is talking.
Remember how Suge Knight was suing The Kanye after he got shot at an event he was hosting? That case has been postponed because Knight was in a "serious car accident."
This whole thing is playing out beautifully.
Speaking of, Q-Tip has at least one production credit on The Kanye's new album
. We're calling it now: That album will be among the best of the year.
Drake's Thank Me Later
is due May 25. What's the over/under for how many albums he'll sell in the first week? We're setting the line at 165,000.
Blasphemous Chopped and Screwed Video of the Week
"7 Days," Craig David