Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, homies.
Single of the Week: "Rain Drops," Yung Redd feat. T.C.
This is a leak from the soon-to-be-released Eviction Notice 4
. You're welcome.
Wire to Wire
After establishing itself as the preeminent weekly rap news roundup, Turning The Screw is shutting its e-doors. This will be the very last installment. Rocks Off will continue to bring you all the hip-hop happenings as they happen (or as we hear about them), but go ahead and cry into your hands now.
Rap-A-Lot signed an exclusive distribution deal
Suge Knight's lawyer argues his client was not acting all Suge Knight-y
Blasphemous Chopped and Screwed Video of the Week
The first thing we thought when we read that 2 Live Crew has a new album in the works: "One and one, I thought your career was done..." (If you don't get that joke, you should listen to this
Hey, Wale, do you want to perform at a Black Pride parade? "Yep." How about a Gay Black Pride parade? "Nope."
Nas says hip-hop is no longer dead
. Oh, by the way, Nas has a new album out, which is probably just a coincidence.
We've never been Rhymefest fans, but him releasing his next album on a red cassette
is a pretty fly move.
Guess who BET nominated for "Best New Artist"? Yep, Justin mutha-effin' Bieber
In "We Totally Knew This Was Going To Happen" news, Limewire was found guilty of copyright infringement
Among others, DMX will be featured on VH1's Behind the Music
. This is great, great news.
KRS-One boycotts the proposed Museum of Hip-Hop
. Is anyone surprised by this?