The Whole 9 takes it to Harlem, and interview rapper Tommy Danger. He recently released a music video for his single What They Say. Check out the interview below, and for more on Tommy, check out his website.Continue reading
50 Cent has made his share of enemies throughout the years. But that doesn’t mean he would ever snitch on any them … including Jimmy “Henchman” Rosemond. So now known it’s being reported that some paperwork from back in the day that name drops the rapper against his rival completely false, according to officials who know the case inside and out.
Once upon a time — a document which was supposed to be a Report of Investigation by the U.S. Dept. of Justice’s DEA office has been circulating for a while that cites 50 as having contacted the feds in 2009, tipping them off Jimmy … an ex-music mogul.
At this time, Rosemond was believed to be behind to the murder of 50’s friend, Lodi Mack … who allegedly beat up Jimmy’s 14-year-old son prior. Jimmy would be charged and convicted of said murder, with prosecutors successfully arguing that he hired guys to kill Lodi.
Years later it seems like someone who doesn’t like 50 (there are so many) wants to make 50 out to be a snitch, because the report’s been making the rounds on the Internet and in newsrooms.
In the doc, it says 50 called in anonymously at first to say the cops should be looking into Jimmy as a possible suspect for Lodi’s murder … and allegedly went on to tell cops that he was afraid for his own life in the aftermath. The doc says 50 told cops he’d cooperate with the investigation
TMZ now reports however, the document in question is a complete fake. Law enforcement sources with direct knowledge of Lodi and Jimmy’s say the alleged report was never taken, and 50 was never recorded as having talked to officers working on the matter at the time.
Furthermore, 50’s known for calling out real-life snitches, like his former “son” Tekashi69, who he roasted on social media ever since it became public that the rapper had cut a deal with the feds by snitching on his associates in his racketeering case.
West coast emcee and producer Anthony Danza is set to release his 80’s inspired project The BBS Diaries this week. Take a first look at the new project with At All Costs a grimy minute and a half of straight bars, over production that sounds like the score to Scarface, handled by Danza himself.
With a long list of artists he’s collaborated with over the years including Nipsey Hussle, Tory Lanez, Big K.R.I.T., and more, Danza is (best known) as the go-to producer for Bay Area legend Messy Marv and NW giant Raz Simone. Officially available May 28th, “The BBS Diaries” niche vibe features guest appearances from Jay Worthy, and label mates Fatal Lucciauno, and King Leez (to name a few) and is promised to be a summer classic for any West Coast Hip Hop purist. Be sure to press play on the intro track “At All Costs,” follow Anthony Danza on Spotify, and look out for the official tape “The BSS Diaries” dropping May 28th.
With every generation of artists, we find new styles and emerging trends. And seemingly more so now than ever before, there’s sadly less of an emphasis placed on the artist’s message, and more of a desire to capitalize off the latest wave. Nonetheless, every now and again an artist comes along to elevate the genre and push the culture forward. As we reach the halfway point of 2019, Atlanta’s T.R.3 is here to prove his purpose with his official debut studio album, Together Alone.
As a founder of the Atlanta-based artist collective, IMG (Instrumentalist Music Group), T.R.3 has been on the grind for several years. Building off his previous releases, along with the momentum of his viral hit, “Statistics,”T.R.3 deliverers a moody and introspective body of work on his long awaited opus, Together Alone. Placing a level of self-awareness that belies his years, combined with a social commentary that touches on everything from police brutality, race relations, shady politics and fake religion, T.R.3 forces listeners to wake up.
Together Alone is fueled by T.R.3’s partnership with veteran West Coast Hip-Hop artist and producer, Ariano. Struck by T.R.3’s raw talent, Ariano reached out to the burgeoning artist with the desire to co-create something deeply honest and personal. Producing all but two tracks, and featured on most of the hooks, Ariano helped sonically bring the album to new heights with the help of his frequent collaborator, LDontheCut (deejay for Sublime with Rome), who brilliantly mixed and mastered every song.
T.R.3 and Ariano’s aspirations for Together Alone became apparent with the release of the project’s first single, “4:00:00 AM,” a moody journey in the hour between the dead of night and the dawning of a new day. T.R.3 then joined forces with the legendary Zion I, Sage One the Wise, Josh Dominguez and IMG’s DeShane Bankhead, over Ariano’s ethereal hook on ”The Whole World”—a track which captures the dichotomy of being increasingly frustrated with the world around us, while still loving life and all that it throws at you.
The album is also accompanied with two videos; one for the raw and visceral album single, “All of Me” and the other for opening track, “Audio Dope,” both of which are under the creative direction of BenjiDidIt. On “All of Me,” T.R.3 delivers a pain-filled performance as he chronicles what it really feels like when you give everything but get absolutely nothing in return. And although “Audio Dope” is filled with some boastful moments, BenjiDidIt works his visual magic to turn the narrative upside down. It’s a wild turn that actually fits the mood of the track, a bravado-laced burner that’s much deeper than it appears.
On Together Alone, T.R.3 uses his message and talent to deliver a stunning record, making it clear that purpose will always outlive trends. The 15 track LP is available now through all major digital retailers and streaming platformsthrough Popular Nobody.
Rising producer Mahama burst onto the scene in 2016. With a notable release on Sony/Ultra that year, as well as winning a remix competition for Sam Feldt’s Spinnin’ Records smash Shadows of Love, Mahama’s production talents are undeniable. The producer was also tapped to create an official remix for Benny Benassi and Chris Brown’s hit single Paradise.
Stream it here