50 Cent will be eating crow -- and keeping his mouth shut, if he stands by his wager -- now that Yeezy put the squeeze on the biggest Billboard sales week in forever. (Music industry please take note: rap music is your last hope). The idea that Fiddy will suddenly disappear from the cluuuurb, however, is silly.
ARTiST.....: Kanye West ALBUM......: Graduation LABEL......: Def Jam GENRE......: Hip-Hop SOURCE.....: CDDA TRACKS.....: 13 PLAYTiME...: 51:24 SiZE.......: 64,3 MB ENCODER....: Lame 3.97 V2 BiTRATE....: VBRkbps SCENE DATE.: 08/30/2007 STORE DATE.: 09/11/2007 Tracklist: 01.
BIRD FLU: tonight at Enormous Room
Mr. Collipark, eight zillion kids with youtube accounts, four out of five bloggers, and Winnie the Pooh agree: teenage sensation Soulja Boy's "Crank Dat" (a/k/a "Superman That Ho") is officially the viral hit of 2007, has spawned a superhero dance craze that's even more fun than that whole Chicken Noodle Soup thing, and is probably the grimiest-sounding rap vocal ever to become a hit.
DOWNLOAD: Big Digits and DJ Mark E. Moon, "Music is Magic (Live)"
OTD leaked the studio version of this track last year, but if you’re relying on studio recordings to form your impressions of Boston party-rap saviors Big Digits, you’re missing 99.9 percent of the fun. Over the past year they've stepped their live game up considerably by adding Mark E.
Think you should play Big Poppa? Fox has placed an open call -- and launched what's sure to be a virulent strain of viral marketing -- for wanna-be B-I-Gees to submit online screen tests beginning today at www.biggiecasting.com. Sort of like the Next Best Thing only with higher stakes.
Already the cellulite is flying.
The Beastie Boys at Bank of America PavilionAugust 6All photos: Caitlin E. Curran
On the heels of their largely instrumental Sunday night set at the Opera House, the Beastie Boys turned the motherfuckin’ party out last night at the Pavilion. Dudes were ageless, bounding around the stage trading rhymes and instruments like a hip-hop swap meet for the full duration of their hour-and-a-half, career-spanning set.
Fire up the iPod, new ish is on the way:
Jamaica Plain transplant (via Baltimore) and Spank Rock DJ CHRIS DEVLIN drops for-the-headphones mpfree mixtape to Discobelle, we're out of town so we're missing his guest spot tonight when the Hearthrob dudes take over Milky Way JP. We have half a mind to chop out the "Mr. Devlin's Jamaica Plain Humpbacks Remix" of Panda Bear's "Comdy in Nautica."
. . . and other on-sale info for your Tuesday Ticket Alert.
Beastie BoysAt the Bank of America PavilionMonday, August 6, 2007 at 7:30 pmTickets are $45.00**plus $5.00 venue charge and applicable feesTickets go on-sale Saturday, June 16, 2007 at 10:00 am Bouncing Souls
When he's not destroying parties as half of the Certified Bananas crew, DJ P. Nice mans the decks for the Providence party-funk trio Miss Fairchild, alongside this little dude who sings like Prince and this big dude who plays the flute. Trust us, it's genius. Combining both talents, P. Nice has just dropped the preview Miss Fairchild mixtape, which spins four new tracks into the hot old-school shit by Tony Toni Tone and Morris Day.
And no, we're not talking about R. (allegedly, as the lawyers say) leaking hisself on an underage girl. Double Up has arrived.
Also from the Hipinion scatology file, "I Wanna Take A Dump In Amy Winehouse So Bad." LOLLERPALOOZA.
One of America's unsexiest men, and one of the world's unlikeliest rap sensations, together at last. You've gotta register for some website to get in, but it's free, and it's Wednesday. Holler.
Pimping her ride: Amanda prepares to part ways with a longtime friend
So we get this crazy email from a rap group that shall remain nameless, begging us not to blog about Amanda Palmer selling the Dresden Dolls' station wagon on ebay, because they were really hoping to land that ride. Pause, full stop.
Mark Twain: shook one?
DOWNLOAD: D-Tension, "Oprah and Russell Simmons Say I Can't Call You a Hoe so Please Fellate Me, You Lady Of The Evening" (mp3)
The irony has been widely noted: talk-show liberal bites the dust for making racist-jerk comments, but somehow the white conservative media finds a way to spin the blowback into an attack on rap lyrics.
Mistaker brings the Rub up to the Middlesex Lounge tonight -- always a good time. And if you happen to notice a bunch of sweaty bloggers with ping-pong paddles, just don't even bother asking.
Speaking of the Rub, those dudes are making history -- more to the point, they're 11 (eleven!) volumes into their "The Rub History of Hip-Hop" mp3-mix series, which is so good we can't believe they're giving it away for free.