Saturday, September 29, 2007
It was practically a movie...Years ahead of it's time . They still don't make hip-hop videos like this (Sorry Kanye, "Stronger" can't touch this.)
The song is classic...Diddy even had quotables (You ain't gotta like me/Your just mad cuz I tell it how it is, and you tell it how it might be.)
If you didn't know, now you know...peep game
Friday, September 28, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
So yeah, I had to post this because a colleague of mine and I, are going back and forth on this issue, LL Cool J vs. Jay-Z. We don't know if it's actually going to go down, but to me personally I'm like just drop the track if it's going to be all that. I'm tired of the set-ups, the online videos, etc. hyping up a track and/or battle and then when you hear it, you're disappointed. To me what Jay said on Forbes Billion Dollar remix of I Get Money, was a clever line and something that needed to be said. I believe he looks at himself as being the Greatest of All Time, and that he's working on his way to becoming a certified billionaire, hence Billy Goat.
Angie Phones Jay-Z to Discuss LL Cool J
Same thing goes for you Jay. My man I love you. Personally I think you have the right to call yourself the G.O.A.T., because I think that you are. But if you decide to go at my man LL Cool J, please refrain from the subliminals, go straight at him. Please refrain from it being wack for the same reasons, I entailed above. And please refrain from becoming Michael Jordan after the 6th championship, because word is you are already on the road there...smh.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Now that the Kanye vs. 50 Cent battle is done with and the winner announced, lets proceed to the Heavyweight fight. Jay-Z has announced that he'll be releasing a new album, slated to be released on Nov. 6th. It is a concept album titled "American Gangster" inspired by the soon to be released film of the same name starring, Denzel Washington who plays Frank Lucas, an early 1970s Harlem Heroin Kingpin.
The challenger in this fight of epic proportions is Dame Dash and his soon to be released documentary, "Mr. Untouchable." Another film about a druglord, but this time it's Harlem's own Nicky Barnes.
Ah, this has controversy, competition, and money in the bank written all over it. Who do you think is going to win?
Shout outs to Miss Info for shedding light on this.
Check out the artwork above for the films. Coincidence??? I think not.
Below are the trailers to the film.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Click HERE to watch the video of the performance.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
GFCnewyork blog is a cultural forum and any and everything involving our culture will always have an outlet to be addressed and expressed here. I'd like to thank artists who address civil and social issues not only in their music but in the real world. In this instance, I commend Mos Def for being vocal about the injustice facing a group of black students in Jena, Louisiana who are being charged with attempted murder for beating up a white student that was taunting them with racial slurs. These kids are facing sentences of 20 to100 years in prison, for basically wanting the free will to sit under a tree. Some people within the culture are getting riled up due to the lack of media attention on the case, as well as the absence of key voices within the culture who are not addressing or informing the public of the matter.
We over here, are going to play our part in informing the public of the matter. I don't think boycotting hip-hop records is a rationale reaction to that matter. That is a misguided application of your frustrations. I believe this is an issue for all people, not only black. If the Vote or Die campaign from the last election can be as impactful as it was, then we all know the voice of hip-hop can and will be heard.
People please take the time to inform yourself on the issue, Jena Six, and sign the PETITION. A large number of the American population should be affected by this issue and want change, so the petition should reflect that. If you want to further contribute your time, finance or both to the matter feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Listen to your boy Swizz Beatz discuss his career, the album, and hip-hop with OnSmash. Numbers never make the man. Even though he has an entire catalog of hits to back up him up, he still doing what he does because he can and loves it. If you didn't, do so now...Respect the man.
Swizz OnSmash Interview (Part 1)
Swizz OnSmash Interview (Part 2)
Swizz OnSmash Interview (Part 3)
Here are the links to those 3 classic moments in hip-hop this year that he refers to:
Swizz Beatz vs. Kanye West @ SummerJam '07
ScreamFest (NYC) @ Madison Square Garden '07 (Part 1)
ScreamFest (NYC) @ Madison Square Garden '07 (Part 2)
Hip-Hop in New York is very much Alive!!!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Scott On The Rocks NYC x Yorkville Clothing Brand x Screw York Records
Friday, September 14, 2007
250 W. 86th St. off Broadway
DJ Yamez (TAKEOVER THEORY)
DJ Treats (COMPLEX MAGAZINE)
Rev. McFly (NINJASONIK / TAKEOVER THEORY)
DANCEHALL x HIP-HOP x R&B x SOUL x CLASSICS
$4 Well Drinks ALL NIGHT!!
$4 Draft Beer ALL NIGHT!!
FREE for Ladies /// $5 for Gents