Bout God Damn Time! DJ Khaled ft. Everybody as Usual-OUT HERE GRINDIN (Music Video)

24 07 2008

How many versions of this song are out?  3?  And on each version Boosie has the hardest verse.  There was a rumor that Plies wasn’t going to be on the song because he was charging Khaled and didn’t show up to the first shooting of the video.  Well, the differences have been resolved and he’s in this video.  Wayne who is on one version, isn’t on this version.  AND THATS A GOOD LOOK!!!!  Khaled is trying to show he can sell a single, album and his movement without using Wayne’s selling power.  Plus, Wayne is over saturated right now.  He has his own double platinum album out, plus various collaborations.  The video overall to me is a 6.5/10.  Definitly a downgrade from “We Takin Over”.  It’s the same set up as the other videos.  Khaled posse cut.  I think he needs to push the envelope more on his video selection.  The green screen didn’t work for me.  The best green screen shot in my opinion was OFFICER ROSS.  That was tight, walking the streets with his Undercover Hoos Nigga Unit.  I wonder what their conviction rate is?  For the corniest it is a tie between Boosie running from fire and Plies battling plastic chains in a cell.  Really?!  But, I wish Khaled luck.  He is proving to me that you don’t have to rap to sell units anymore.  So, I’m watching this guy’s moves and putting his best moves into my plan.  Don’t let the way I think ruin the song for you though, check it out above.

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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)





Atlantic Records Sues BCD Music Group, BCD Responds!

24 06 2008

 

I love the idea of an independent record label selling mixtapes, it is a great hustle and it takes power away from the major record labels to profit off another artists’ hardwork and dedication.  I will FOREVER be a fan of mixtapes and I am glad someone is standing up to them.  Check out the news below!!! Thanks HIPHOPDX!

 

 

Yesterday (June 23), Urb.com reported that Atlantic Records was suingMixtrap.com and the Texas-based BCD Music Group for copyright infringement and intellectual property rights issues over material from Plies and Gucci Mane.

Today, BCD defended their actions and business in a letter sent to HipHopDX fromH. Blakeslee, the music group’s managing director.

The letter stated the following:

BCD is a reputable Texas-based independent music and video distributor engaged in the distribution of finished master sound recordings. BCD has an excellent reputation in the independent marketplace and is well-respected in the world of independent retail. BCD has over 500 titles in its catalog ranging from urban, to rock and alternative, to classical, to country, to comedy, and to children’s titles.

BCD legitimately believes that it had proper authorization from the respective artists’ representatives as well as employees of Atlantic’s marketing department to distribute the Plies Real Definitions mixtape and the Gucci Mane’s No Pad No Pencil mixtape. However, promptly after receiving notice from Atlantic’s legal department (and prior to the legal action being commenced) BCD stopped selling both mixtapes – and BCD advised Atlantic that it would cooperate to resolve the dispute without the need for litigation. Even so, Atlantic maliciously filed suit againstBCD in Federal Court in the Southern District of New York alleging copyright infringement.

Although BCD cooperated in removing the mixtapes from the distribution chain,BCD vigorously disputes Atlantic’s position in the case. BCD believes that the marketing people at Atlantic condone the sale of mixtapes to build awareness of a particular artist’s forthcoming studio album but, in a classic case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing, the Atlantic legal department then comes to court with “unclean hands” and tries to punish BCD for doing precisely what Atlantic authorized it to do.

BCD fully expects to prevail in the event that Atlantic pursues the case any further.

Atlantic Records is home to DJ Drama and his Aphilliates Music Group, who went through a very highly-publicized federal investigation with theRIAA over similar disputes.

BCD recently released Devin The Dude‘s Smoke Sessions Volume 1. The group has worked with artists such as TraeLil Flip and others in the past.