Lots of Hip-Hop news this month. In no particular order, weigh in on these updates from three Hip-Hop veterans:
Nas’ controversial album entitled Nigger was renamed “Untitled” because of creative differences with his record label. Nas dropped The Nigger Mixtape with DJ Green Lantern on June 9th. I’m listening to it right now, it’s pretty good. Check out this song from the mixtape entitled Black President from the post a few days ago and let us know what you think.
In more recent “Hip-Hop” news, Shaq spit a ridiculous freestyle insulting former teammate Kobe Bryant two days ago. During the two minute freestyle Shaq blamed Kobe for snitching on him and ruining his marriage, claimed that Kobe needed him to win a championship and basically told Kobe to “kiss his a**”. Among other things, he also called himself better basketball player than Kareem Abdul Jabar and took jabs at Patrick Ewing. Ridiculous? yes. Reckless? yes. But in my opinion it was a juvenile but ultimately harmless gesture. What do you think? Peep the video here:
In response to Nas’ last album entitled Hip-Hop is Dead rapper Lil Wayne responds, “Hip-Hop.. I saved your life” on the song “Dr. Carter” from his new album The Carter 3. Low and behold, one week later Weezy F. Baby is making a strong case for his claim. The Carter 3 went platinum in it’s first week – the first album to do so since 50 Cent’s The Massacre in 2005. Weezy also made chart-topping history this month as one of the only two artists to take part in 7 of the top 10 Hip-hop Billboard songs in the same week. Wayne’s commercial success is coupled with outstanding reviews. So is Dr. Carter’s diagnosis correct?