The Hip-Hop Talk Show
16Feb/110

Episode 10 – Grammy Awards Recap

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The 2011 Grammy Awards Recap

Grammy Winners

  • Bruno Mars - "Just the Way You Are" (Male Pop Vocal Performance)
  • Rihanna - "Only Girl in the World" (Dance Recording)
  • Usher - "There Goes My Baby" (Male R&B Vocal Performance)
  • Sade - "Soldier of Love" (R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals)
  • Cee Lo Green - "_____You" (Urban/Alternative Performance)
  • Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz - "On To the Next One" (Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group)
  • Jay-Z and Alicia Keys - "Empire State of Mind" (Rap/Sung Collaboration & Rap Song)
  • Eminem - "Not Afraid" (Rap Solo Performance)
  • Eminem - "Recovery" (Rap Album)

News

New music

  • Young Jeezy - "Count it Up"
  • Young Jeezy ft. Tity Boi - "Hard in the Kitchen"
  • Young Jeezy ft. USDA
  • Young Chris ft. French Montana - "Break a Bitch Down"
27Jan/110

Episode 5

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In this episode

Concert announcement

Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Vado, Freaky Zekey and more are set to perform on March 23rd at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY.

Show summary

Where did Kanye West get the horns for "All of the Lights?" Are they sampled? Synthesized? We're pretty sure they actually recorded them live!! Wow. Who does that?

Pumice recently saw this clip of "Music Made with Buttons 4.0" from Egadz. We play "Music Made with Buttons" in the background, pretty dope.

What the #@$%? A Wacka Flacka Flame and Gucci Mane reality TV show? As LJ Knight from "YeahSheSaidIt.com" put it, "both of these rappers can barely stay their asses out of jail long enough to have a successful rap career. Also, hearing them speak is like trying to decode an alien ignorant language."

Flava Flav opened his first fried chicken restaurant in Iowa. "Flav's Fried Chicken" is expected to be a chain of restaurants. Flav also plans to introduce "La Flav's Spirits," a line of flavored liquors. Meanwhile, Terminator X is happily raising African black ostriches (not alpacas) on his farm in Vance County, North Carolina.

Malice of the Clipse turned to God for some career advice. If he wanted to kill his career, he might as well have turned to Mase for guidance.

50 Cent continues his antics on Twitter, this time boosting the value of his stock in HNHI.

The squeal in "Jump Around" by House of Pain is most likely sampled from "Shoot Your Shot," by Junior Walker and the All Stars, not Prince's "Gett Off." It's a tough call, but considering the fact that Everlast and Divine Styler are both alumni of Ice-T's Rhyme Syndicate, is it merely a coincidence that the Junior Walker sample is also in "Ain't Sayin' Nothin'?"

Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park: Are they Hip-Hop? The jury is still out on this one.

26Jan/110

Episode 4

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New releases

Thanks to the release of the instrumental of DJ Khaled's "Welcome to My Hood," every artist and their gardener is releasing their own version. This week we have Maino's New York version featuring Red Cafe & Uncle Murda.

Travis Barker just released "Can a Drummer Get Some," featuring Swizz Beatz, The Game, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross. Apparently there's more than one version.

Jim Jones featuring Omega El Fuerte - "We Represent"

Also in this episode

"Christian Dior Denim Flow" by Kanyé West, featuring Kid Cudi, Pusha T, John Legend, Cella, Lloyd Banks & Ryan Leslie.

"Take One for the Team" by Kanyé West Feat Keri Hilson, Pusha T & CyHi the Prince.

Nicki Minaj will be an opener this year on Lil Wayne’s 2011 “I Am Music II Tour,” along with Rick Ross and Travis Barker. Currently, the tour is scheduled to kick off on March 18th in Buffalo, NY and will run through May 1st at the Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, NJ.

Cam'ron and Vado - "And You Don't Stop" (download link)

50 Cent claimed responsibility for the site outage experienced by WorldStarHipHop.com. We doubt it.

5Jan/110

Episode 1

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Our premiere episode kicks off with the latest Eminem single, "Syllables," featuring Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Status Quo and Cashis. It's a really dope track, but the consensus seems to be that Dre is sounding a bit aged. This may mark the comeback of Aftermath Records. Also new this week is the "2010 Rap Up" by Skillz.

Pumice gets educated about Three 6 Mafia's "Sippin' on Some Sizzurp."

Also in this episode

  • Top Female Artists
    • Keri Hilson
    • L'il Kim
    • Nicki Minaj
    • Rihanna
    • Katy Perry

Hip-Hop Homework

Essential Listening

Girl Talk, "All Day"

Assignment 1 - From Jeff

Listen to Jay-Z's "Reasonable Doubt" and come back to me with a favorite track or lyric.