Maino Addressing Rick Ross…He’s SPEAKING the TRUTH!!!

24 07 2008

You better preach nigga!!!!  If Ross would have just addressed the situation when it arised then it would have NEVER swelled to the point where it is now.  Everyone has a different life journey.  Going from cop to drug dealer is a lil extreme, however thats makes for good entertainment and an even better story.  It’s Ross’ story.  But, now since OFFICER ross has neglected to tell the truth, someone else did it for him, EXPOSING THE FUCK outta him.  Oh yea, and he dropped a new video and I just looked at it like…wow…what a contradiction….OFFICER ROSS!!!!!


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.

Thanks For The Love!

21 07 2008

Today was a record setting day @ THE CINCINNATI MONSTER.COM.  Today we had our most hits in one day.  Damn near 2,000 hits for a new website, my vision and my new pride and joy.  I want to take this time out to personally thank everyone who visited today.  Most people came to the site today to check out the Rick Ross Drama thats unfolding.  I liked Ross, still do but this is crazy!!!!  But, anyway to celebrate THE CINCINNATI MONSTER.COM going over 10,000 hits I’m going to release a song that I was saving for my album.  It’s called The Y.F.L. by my man Famous Stranger.  YFL stands for Young Fella League andwhen you hear the song you’ll understand.  Famous is an artist from New Orleans with crazy talent, original to the T and is really fresh.  We’ve done some work in the past but this song gave a lasting impression on me and I was trying to save it but….DAMN being your own boss has its PERCS!  So check out the song when I host it via THE CINCINNATI MONSTER.COM!!!!! 

Rick Ross Refutes Cop Photos; Then Proceeds To Air Trick Daddy Out!

16 07 2008


Hmmmm, Trobule brewing in Miami?!?  Ross seems pretty upset @ Trick’s statements.  Either he’s pissed at his credibility being pissed on with these cop photos or he’s pissed at niggaz for starting some bullshit rumors.  Either way, dat nigga is pissed.  If Ross is right, why is Trick so mad at Ross for bein’ hot?  If Trick is right, then niggaz should just stop with this lying rapper bullshit.  Ross might have been a big time dope dealer.  But, somethin’ smells fishy about his credibility about this nigga.  So what, this nigga played college football for Delaware State.  But, the real Rick Ross asked him to stop using his name.  Then, he so makes up alot of shit.  Either way he’s nice.  I like Ross.  But, ehhhhh something smells fishy.  Time will tell.

Rick Ross Was A Cop?! Well He Says No…

14 07 2008

Lol, that picture was the funniest thing in life.  If you haven’t seen it, peep this:

well Ross wasted no time in refuting this “throwback flick.”  But, I was hearing about this before this picture.  Hmmmmm……who to believe?

Check the News:

Rick Ross has charged that images depicting him as a young correctional officer are totally fabricated, the result of savvy graphic artists.

He told exclusively, “My life is 100% real. These online hackers putting a picture of my face when I was a teenager in high school on other peoples’ body. If this s**t was real don’t you think they would have more specifics, like dates and everything?”

Earlier, a single image was in circulation on the internet suggesting that Ross previously worked as a correctional officer at an unnamed jail or prison.

The Miami-based rap artist, known for his gritty street rhymes, said envious people have conspired against him for his success and stature.

“I’m in the entertainment business and a lot of people who like to hate because I’m on top of my game,” Ross told “Like I said before my life is 100% real. I live by this die by this. Fake pictures are created by the fake, meant to entertain the fake.”

While the image appears very realistic, boxer Oscar De La Hoya was involved in a similar scandal that made the pugilist appear to be a cross dresser.

The images were proven to be doctored and De La Hoya was completely exonerated. Ross is already moving on.

He stated that he was working on a new album called Deeper Than Rap, which would come at an undetermined date in the near future.

DJ Khaled Readies We Global!

26 06 2008


I can’t hate on Khaled.  He’s the ring leader of a new movement and he doesn’t do anything but holler on songs.  He does alot of things behind closed doors and he’s today’s music executive.  He’s everywhere, he has his hands on the best music and great relationships with today’s hottest artists.  He has a label deal with Koch and now Def Jam for his label the We The Best Music Group.  He has a new artist, Ace Hood who isn’t that bad.  He’s moving in the right direction.  I like Khaled.  I like what he’s doing.  He’s becoming a force on his own, I can’t knock the man’s hustle nor his passion for the game, I’m takin’ notes.  So here’s the news.




DJ Khaled has put together some pretty big collaborations in the past to go along with his albums laced with some of the finest Hip Hop has to offer. The trend is set to continue as DJ Khaled prepares his latest dish titled We Global on Koch/We The Best Music Group.

We Global will be Khaled’s third album and will be jump started by the lead single “Out Here Grindin” which will feature AkonLil BoosieRick RossPliesYoung JeezyTrick Daddy and Ace Hood with production by The Runners.

“’Out Here Grindin’” is the biggest record in the streets!! This will be the anthem for ‘08!” says Khaled via statement. “I do this for the streets!!! WE GLOBAL!!!! This record is for the people!!!”

video for the single is currently in the works.

We Global will feature Kanye WestFabolousFat JoeNasSean PaulBusta RhymesFlo-RidaAkonRick RossYoung JeezyTrick Daddy and many more to be announced. Production will be handled by the likes of The RunnersDanja,NastyThe IncrediblesCool and Dre and Beat Novacaine.

Look for We Global to be released on September 16th.   





Timberland Wins Big At ASCAP Awards, EMI does too…

24 06 2008


Ok hmmmm, Big Ups to Timbo for winning all award for Songwriter of the Year.  But, huge ups to EMI Publishing…What Performance Rights Organization should I go with??? Leaning towards ASCAP one day, then BMI the next…hmmmm? any suggestions? Thanks ALLHIPHOP


-Shift Love the Kids



Producer Timbaland took home songwriter of the year last night at the 21st Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards last night (June 23) in Los Angeles California.


The awards, which also paid tribute to legendary group New Edition, took place during an elegant ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hilton. MC Lyte and Johnta Austin hosted the event, where over 600 songwriters and publishers were on hand.


Although he was on his honeymoon in Aruba, Timbaland took home top Songwriter of the Year for the third time.


The rapper/producer wrote or co-produced four hit songs, including “Ice Box” by Omarion, “Make Me Better” by Fabolous featuring Ne-Yo, “My Love” by Justin Timberlake featuring T.I. and “Until the End of Time” by Justin Timberlake featuring Beyoncé.


Timbaland’s winning streak was topped only by EMI Music Publishing, which took home publisher of the year for an incredible, 14th consecutive year.


The win, which was based on 17 hit songs, also the 16th time in the 21-year history of the awards show that EMI has received this honor.


For Big Jon Platt, EMI’s President, West Coast Creative and Head of Urban in the United States, the ingredients to maintain success are quite simple.


“Our roster of songwriters creates the most soulful and influential music in the world, and it’s their talent and passion that has kept us on top for fourteen years,” Platt told “And with all the great music that our songwriters are creating at the moment, I wouldn’t be surprised if they helped us stayed at the top for many years to come.”


The highlight of the evening came, as New Edition was honored during with ASCAP’s prestigious Golden Note award, in celebration of the pioneering group’s 25th anniversary.


All members were present including Bobby Brown, who delivered a classic acceptance speech to the delight of attendees.


Other big winners included Mims, who won Ringtone of the Year for his hit “This is Why I’m Hot,” “Make Me Better,” which also won Rap Song of the Year.


Other celebrities and winners included Ludacris, Akon, Keri Hilson, Kerry “Krucial” Brothers, Lil Boosie, Princess from Crime Mob, Shawty Lo, Eddie Murphy, Polow Da Don, Sylvia Rhone, Rhymefest, Rick Ross, Yolanda “Yo-Yo” Whitaker, Chaka Zulu and others.


Rick Ross and Foxy Brown to Announce Engagement!

24 06 2008



According to weekly print publication Hip-Hop WeeklyRick Ross and Foxy Brown‘s romantic relationship is not the publicity stunt that many skeptics wagered. Or, if it is, the Brooklyn/Miami couple is taking things a bit further.

The issue cover story alleges that Foxy has vacated her northern New Jersey home to live with the recent rap superstar in his Miami mansion. The highlight of the “exclusive report” is speculation that the couple will announce their secret engagement to the public during tomorrow’s (June 24) airing of the BET Awards.

Both artists have released albums this year. Ross Trilla remained the top-selling Hip Hop album prior to Lil Wayne‘s release of Tha Carter IIIFoxy‘sBrooklyn’s Don Diva has not fared as well on the charts or in critical response. Already, Brown admitted displeasure with her label and then-management over the project 

Hip-Hop Weekly is on newsstands now; The BET Awards air tomorrow night at 8pm 


The Cincinnati Monster TOP 10 SONGS of the week of 6/15/2008

21 06 2008




1. Lil Wayne-A Milli

2.Young Jeezy ft. Kanye West-Put On

3. DJ Khaled ft. Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Lil Boosie, Trick Daddy, Ace Hood and Lil Wayne-Out Here Grindin

4. B.G. ft. Magnolia Chop-Keep it 100

5. Young Buck-Taped Phone Conversation

6. Oba Rowland ft. Whitney Foard-Bring The Freak Out

7. G-Unit-Straight Outta Southside

8. Chip The Ripper-Fresh, Fly

9. Doe Boy-Datts What Money Do

10. G-Eazy-I Be in the Lab