What Should Win Rap Album of the Year?

4 12 2008

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The Grammy Nominees were announced yesterday and the most interesting “battle” to me is the rap album of the year.  

 

You got:

Jay-Z American Gangster

Lil Wayne-The Carter III

Lupe Fiasco-The Cool

Nas-Untitled

T.I.-Paper Trail

 

If I were a Grammy voter, I would use my vote for American Gangster.  But, I wouldn’t be so hard pressed to give my vote for T.I.  Wayne just isn’t getting my vote because even though C3 had some very high points, it’s not cohesive enough as American Gangster or as reflective and soul touching as Paper Trail.  If I had to rank these five albums it would be as follows:

1. American Gangster

2.Paper Trail

3.Untitled

4.The Cool

5. The Carter III

How would you rank them?  I wanna hear this!  Dont be shy!





Lil Wayne Nominated for EIGHT Grammy’s!!!!

4 12 2008

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Call me late for not being up on this.  I’ve been dumb sick as of late and overworked from working on the Lil Monster’s Toy Drive.  However, I peeped on HIPHOPDX with my sick ass and saw that Wayne leads all nominations with EIGHT freaking Grammy nods.  Wow, I mean who is a more deserving artist?  The man is on the radio every 5.7 seconds with one of his songs or one that he is featured on.  It’s just that impressive.  Whether or not he’s falling off (which I think he is) it’s still a great accomplishment for Hip-Hop.  I say he wins 4-5 Grammy’s easy.  But, just wow!  This nigga got nominated for 8 GRAMMY’S!!!





CHECK OUT THE NEW LAYOUT FOR THE CINCINNATI MONSTER.COM!

23 09 2008

Shout Out’s to Tyler Yee!  Tyler Yee and 3rd-Shift came together to mastermind and fully renovate The Cincinnati Monster.com.  The new layout and site will launch the SAME DAY as the mixtape making October 7th the biggest day in 3rd-Shift history!!!!!!  Below is a sample of the layout and what it will look like when it launches!!!!  Check it out, the the cream of the crop will take place when the new music is dropped on your face!!!!   The Coup 2 is ONLINE October 7th at midnight!!!!  Make sure you get it!!!!! 

 

 





Lil Wayne’s Daughter is NOT Dead!!!!

12 08 2008

Shout out to everyone who worked Freedom School 08 with me.  I had the chance of meeting Wayne’s daughter at our Summer Program. She was nieces of one of the counselors that worked there.  And, believe you and me that girl is NOT 8 years old.  She walked around the camp asking for asprin!!!! What 8 year old girl asks for asprin lol?!?!? But, she was a sweetheart.  Never brought up who her daddy was, just was a little girl GROWN AS THE FUCK!  But, yo seriously I started to get calls like Shift, Wayne’s daughter died.  My manager even called me.  No WAYNE’S DAUGHTER IS NOT DEAD.  BTW, who would make up a rumor like that?  That’s corny.  Leave people’s kids out of it.  Especially on a weekend where we lost two legends.  C’mom grow up!!!  But Wayne issued a statement on the matter check it out:

 

 

“It has come to my attention that there are recent reports circulating regarding my daughter. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who are genuinely concerned about Reginae and her safety. Please allow me to dispel any rumors or speculations and report that my daughter is alive, healthy and surrounded by family who care and love her dearly. The rumors are completely false and unfounded; neither Reginae nor any other member of my family has been involved in any car accident. My family and I truly appreciate the concern and support shown to us.”

 

Damn, Grow Up Ppl!

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The Cincinnati Monster Top 10 for the Week of July 7th 2008

14 07 2008

 

I‘ve really been listening to alot of Hip-Hop right about now.  Certain summer records are growing on me others…nah!  But, my Top 10 has lightweight been shuffling.  Check it out and see whats going down!!!


1.  Nas ft. Keri Hilson Hero

2. Swizz Beatz- Where Da Cash At

3. T.I.-What Up

4.  Young Jeezy ft. Kanye West-Put On

5.  Plies-Somebody loves You

6. Lloyd ft. Lil Wayne-Girls Around the World

7.  Chip the Ripper-Fresh, Fly, Fitted

8. T.I.-Swing Ya Rag

9. Lil Wayne-A Milli

10. Red Cafe ft. Fat Joe, Jadakiss and Fabolous-Paper Touchin (remix)





The Cincinnati Monster Top Ten for the Week of 6/28/2008

4 07 2008

 

Last week it was some decent change in my Top 10, this week SUPER CHANGE.  I’ve been on some different shit.  I got ahold of the NIGGER TAPE, T.I. became my favorite rapper (more about that later) and listenin to Wayne.  So check out THE CINCINNATI MONSTER TOP 10!!!!!


1.T.I. -What Up

2. Nas-Hero

3. Lil Wayne-A Milli

4. G-Unit-Casualties of War

5. Young Jeezy ft. Kanye West-Put On

6. Young Buck-Terminate On Sight

7.Jennifer Hudson-Spotlight

8.Hotstylz ft. Young Joc-Lookin Boy

9. Chip The Ripper-Fresh, Fly, Fitted

10.  Mannie Fresh ft. The Show and Lil Wayne-Imma Get Mine





Lollipop 2.0 Tearing Amazon Limb from Limb!

1 07 2008

 

Back on Father’s Day I released a track for FREE on THE CINCINNATI MONSTER.COM  for all the people who were supporting my website.  I was at 2,000 hits then.  Now, I’m pushing close to 5,000.  The track I released was “Lollipop 2.0”  the remix I made for Lollipop with a teaser of Oba Rowland’s new single DADDY in there, plus the verse from Kanye and the new one from Wayne.  i released it to Amazon.  And, it has become one of my most populare tracks on the digital retailer.  Out of all the tracks currently being sold on Amazon.com Lollipop 2.0 is currently, 4,194.  Pretty damn good considering the fact that Amazon is the #2 digital retailer behind Itunes.  It’s the fastest growing digital medium out there.  If you don’t have it download it from the FREE DOWNLOADS SECTION!!!!!!


-SHIFT LOVE THE KIDS