I can’t believe I didn’t hear about this sooner! OK so I’m sure all of you have heard that Drake is producing a new Aaliyah album and people are divided as to whether he should or shouldn’t. In Drake’s defense, he’s a big fan of hers and he was in love with her to the point where he wrote a letter to her NINE YEARS AFTER SHE DIED. Creepy??
So when Missy Elliot and Timbaland heard about Drake’s plans they said that it wouldn’t be considered an Aaliyah album unless they’re involved since, you know, they were friends and all. Now I don’t know about you but that sounds logical to me but according to Missy and Timbaland Drake hasn’t contacted them yet…
…And now the dog himself DMX is putting in his 2 cents about this and to be honest with you, he is saying everything that I had in my mind when I first heard of the news about this “album”. I love Ice-T and all but I’m going to have to disagree with him when he said 50 Cent was the last Gangsta Rapper because, to me, 50 Cent’s name is how much he’s worth when compared to DMX. If only people spoke up when Eminem was producing Pac’s album!
West Coast Hip-Hop has taken a sudden blow with the passing of Above the Law member KMG, born Kevin Michael Gulley, yesterday morning. It’s been confirmed by long time friend and former Ruthless Records artist Kokane via Twitter but the cause of death has yet to identified. What’s really messed up is the fact that yesterday, just out of the blue, my girlfriend and I were watching and rapping along to the Black Superman music video. Our condolences go out to the Gulley family and friends and I believe Kokane put it best when he tweeted, “KMG —> Kevin Gulley was truly 1 of the Greats! RiP to my brotha , my Friend , my heart!!! I will miss him! I love U kev, n JESUS name ”
I wanted to stall this for a bit so I can make one post with the 4th of July. Saving the best for last, this song is the reason why I had to buy the album the first day it got released! It had a catchy hook and a dope ass beat with some crazy lyrics thrown in it just the way Hip-Hop music was back in the glory days. I hope you added Point Blank to your favorite Hip-Hop group list or even gave them a chance with these blog entries. So I guess there’s nothing more left to say than happy Canada Day and have a blessed 4th of July.
P.S. from the video, only Jackal and Kidd appear on the CD cut so I would also suggest checking out the audio version of this song because its different, mixed better and, in my opinion, the far superior version. If only they have a version where they combine the audio with the video as one big mega-mix but mixed like the audio version, that’ll be DOPE!
This music video was in demand on Much Music back when it first came out in 2008. I apologize for the sound quality but you really need to hear it in better audio because this doesn’t do it any justice. Canada Day Countdown taking it from T.O. 2 O.T. baby!
I remember when this song came out; it was being hyped in music stores and everything. I actually found out that their debut album was being released because of this song and I was really hoping for their older material to be on it. Not saying their newer material doesn’t compare, but like I said before, it deserves to be on wax.
As far as I know, these songs haven’t been released on a cd yet and, to be honest with you, I have no idea why. It was these two songs that drew my attention to this group in the first place and they need a spot to share in Hip-Hop history, let alone, a Canadian Hip-Hop buzz. I do apologize for the audio quality and I will say you have to listen to these songs in audio because this quality doesn’t do it any justice. Listening to the audio version will also give you the full version of each track as opposed to the blend they have here.
Seeing how Canada Day is more or less three weeks away, I thought it would be right to countdown the weeks by showcasing some of Canada’s talents in the Hip-Hop Gold section. Canada has a strong Hip-Hop community going as far back as the ’80s (if I’m not mistaken) and, even though a few became household names, I still find that Canadian rappers don’t get the recognition that they deserve. With that being said, I would like to stick to a Hip-Hop group that’s underrated and, in my opinion, under-appreciated even here in Canada because of their lifestyle. I bring to you Canada’s N.W.A., Point Blank holding it down for North America’s first housing project, Regent Park in Toronto, Ontario. If I had to describe their style, I’d say N.W.A. with their Gangsta Gangsta mentality meets Public Enemy with their conscious lyrics. Enjoy!