This is New Orleans newest super-group; The 8-9 Boyz. Here is presenting the official video of the Billboard Top 100 Hip Hop / RnB hit single called "More Than Friend" and featuring the new G-Unit artist Kidd Kidd, the legendary Kango Slim of Partners & Crime and Big Freedia.
Here is another re-release by Cash Money Degreez. Year? 2004: the first underground mixtape by solo artist of Young Money Ent. In these days Lil Wayne was working with Raw Dizzy, Mack Maine, Boo and Currensy ... (the first YME days). Enjoy this rare shit of one of the most underrated rappers in New Orleans: Raw D.I.!!!!!
ARTIST: Raw Dizzy aka Raw D.I. TITTLE: Mazant Representative Mixtape DJ: Dj Raj Smoove from Psychoward Dj's FORMAT: DIGITAL MP3 FREE DOWNLOAD LABEL: Young Money Ent/P.C.O. Ent YEAR: 2004 - TRACK LISTING - 01 - Intro feat. Dj Raj Smoove 02 - Made You Look (Freestyle) 03 - Murder This Shit 04 - Clap Your Hands feat. Lil Wayne & SQAD Up 05 - Talman Gardner Checkin 06 - Two Worlds (Freestyle) 07 - Hold Up 08 - Gangsta feat. Graveyard Soldjas 09 - No No No (Freestyle) 10 - Outro feat. Dj Raj Smoove
Here is the list of songs released by Juvenile and his son in Twitter. Including the long awaited reunion with Skip and Wacko. Beats by Sinista, Mannie Fresh and Stevie Drumma. We are waiting for more songs!!!
The deliberations for XXL's 2012 Freshmen class are underway (but no where near finished) and this year things are gonna be a little different. For the fifth annual cover, XXL will be selecting nine of the Freshmen and the public will vote on our online poll to determine who gets the 10th slot-the People's Choice. After picking the brains of many industry folk, real hip-hop heads and other MCs, here is a list of the 50 most mentioned names for Freshmen 2012 candidacy.
Make your voice heard and vote now for whom you think should be on the XXL Freshmen list.
Despite leaving Cash Money Records over five years ago, Mannie Fresh is still on board at the helm of Mystikal's CMR debut. This week, New Orleans, Louisiana Hip Hop veteran Mystikal signed a contract to Cash Money Records. The move was controversial to some, as Mystikal was a former star of Cash Money's onetime local rival, No Limit Records. Additionally, the boisterous rapper had been working with former Cash Money star producer and artist Mannie Fresh prior to the signing.
While rumors have swirled that Mannie's longtime seemingly severed ties with Cash Money would prevent the camps from working together, Fresh's spokesperson contacted HipHopDX this morning to confirm the pair wil l continue to work together.
In October, Mannie Fresh admitted to DX that recording sessions with Mystikal were stalled temporarily, but that a project was definitely releasing, "He’s a super talented dude, but you can’t get him to stand still for nothing. So it’s kind of been a hard process with me and Mystikal. But I know it’s gonna happen. And I know he gotta feed his family so he kind of all over the place doing shows. But, you know … it’s gonna happen, that’s all I can tell you."
Fresh and Cash Money parted ways in the mid-'00s after royalty disputes over albums from Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Big Tymers and The Hot Boys. Mannie Fresh was signed to Cash Money for over a decade. Yesterday, Mystikal released his first Cash Money-era music with label co-founder Birdman and Lil Wayne, "Original" .
Kanye West has made his mark on hip-hop as one of the best producers in the genre, but he has higher praise for Mannie Fresh. He departed the label a few years ago over money disputes, but Kanye still recognizes Mannie for producing the bulk of the songs on Cash Money.
Check out this video of Yeezy explaining why Mannie Fresh is the ish. Plus, see him hang out with the Olsen twins, and spend some time backstage with Big Sean, John Legend, and more
01. Gar & B.G. - Intro / G.A. (1:58) 02. Gar & B.G. - Chopper City (2:23) 03. Gar & B.G. - U Can Bleed Too (Feat. C-Murder & Skip) (3:31) 04. Gar & B.G. - Face Up (2:39) 05. Gar & B.G. - Same Ol Shit (5:15) 06. Gar & B.G. - Gutta Gutta (4:14) 07. Gar & B.G. - So 504 (3:35) 08. Gar & B.G. - My Hood (3:55) 09. Gar & B.G. - Walk With Me (3:25) 10. Gar & B.G. - Choppers 9's 40's (3:24) 11. Gar & B.G. - All Eyes On Me (3:13) 12. Gar & B.G. - I C U Riden Homie (3:07) 13. Gar & B.G. - Slippin (Feat. Bonka) (3:55) 14. Gar & B.G. - Colder (4:06) 15. Gar & B.G. - The Real Is Back (Feat. Benzino) (3:51) 16. Gar & B.G. - Lose My Mind (3:59) 17. Gar & B.G. - Bout That (4:39) 18. Gar & B.G. - U See Why (4:27) 19. Gar & B.G. - Set It Off (4:12) 20. Gar & B.G. - Bout This Grindin' (4:33) 21. Gar & B.G. - Make It Official (2:22) 22. Gar & B.G. - Batt'em Up (Feat. Red) (5:08) 23. Gar & B.G. - Don't Wanna Be With Out You (Feat. Real) (5:16) 24. Gar & B.G. - Stalkin' (4:43) 25. Gar & B.G. - Bust A Move (4:32) 26. Gar & B.G. - Whateva U Like (4:00) 27. Gar & B.G. - Keep It Real (Feat. Alfamega) (4:10) 28. Gar & B.G. - 50 Rules (3:58) 29. Gar & B.G. - Gunz N Roses (Free B.G.) (4:32)
Shout out to Jake Crates and the rest of AllHipHop! Also a big shout out to ScoreMore Shows!
Gabe Cruz (@HoeSay_Guapo) of FlyTimesDaily and Jake Crates (@JakeCrates) of AllHipHop in an exclusive interview w/ Curren$y (@CurrenSy_Spitta) at The Smokers Club tour at The Granada in Dallas, TX. Video filmed/edited by Thomas Biggars (@TRB_Vision).
B.G.'s attorney explained that his client, whom he calls Christopher Dorsey, makes use of artistic license. He said Dorsey has a certain appearance and style he must maintain as a rapper. On Wednesday morning, B.G. -- also known as Christopher Dorsey -- did exactly that.
Clad in an orange jail jumpsuit, his hands shackled and his lawyer by his side, Dorsey stood before U.S. District Court Judge Ginger Berrigan.
"Are you a rapper?" she asked.
The 31-year-old New Orleans man with an international fan base nodded and said quietly, "Yes."
Asked whether he was guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm and witness tampering, Dorsey again answered in the affirmative. But prosecutors made clear there is no plea agreement or deal in place. In other words, the rapper whose songs and videos have underscored the "no snitch" mantra is remaining true to his word.
By pleading guilty, Dorsey admitted to certain facts. Some of the guns confiscated from a vehicle in a November 2009 traffic stop were his. And as a convicted felon, he shouldn't have had those guns. In addition, he acknowledged that he conspired with a pal to get an associate in that car, 20-year-old Demounde Pollard, to sign an affidavit falsely claiming ownership of them.
In court documents tied to his guilty plea, the allegations go further. Federal prosecutors paint Dorsey as having ties to other local high-profile criminals. The names of some of this city's most notorious alleged murderers -- Telly Hankton and Michael Anderson -- are listed on those documents. Prosecutors make clear that they know about online videos in which Dorsey brags about crimes, name-checks his criminal associates and demands that law enforcement free them.
"We dislike some of the spin" in the federal filings, Dorsey's attorney, J.C. Lawrence, told the judge Wednesday.
Later, outside of court, Lawrence, who calls B.G. "Mr. Dorsey," explained that his client makes use of artistic license. He said Dorsey has a certain appearance and style he must maintain as a rapper. Videos are marketing, he said, and marketing means financial gains.
Just because someone has a gun in a video doesn't mean it's real, he said. And just because someone talks about drugs, death and murder doesn't mean they deal in that business, he said.
"And there are things that are taken out of context on the videos," Lawrence added.
In one video, Dorsey looks straight into the camera and offers a lecture on the city's most well-known convicted killer.
"Free my n---a Telly Hankton, ya heard me. One of the realest n----s in the city," Dorsey says.
Hankton, recently convicted in one murder and serving a life sentence, has been called Public Enemy No. 1 by local police and prosecutors, who have alleged that he ran a sprawling drug empire whose markets were enforced with violence. He is currently awaiting trial on another murder.
"They hating on him right now," Dorsey says of Hankton. "You know what I'm saying, they got him all over the news and s--t, ya know, Witnesses come up dead and s--t. Man in jail. he post a million-dollar bond. Now they don't want to give n---a another bond because they know the man gonna make the bond."
At this point in the video, Dorsey turns and shouts to a man sitting in a nearby sport utility vehicle: Walter Porter, murder suspect.
"Say, Moonie, you know what it is baby, you heard me, it's all good in the hood," Dorsey shouts.
"Free my dog Telly. Let him go. Y'all can't stop him. He didn't do it," Porter says,
Porter is currently in jail, accused of killing the brother of John Matthews, one of two key witnesses who identified Telly Hankton as the gunman in a 2008 murder. In October, following Hankton's conviction, Curtis Matthews was gunned down outside John Matthews' daiquiri shop, allegedly as payback for his brother's testimony. Police have said they believe Porter has ties to the Hankton family, but declined to elaborate on the link.
Dorsey's attorney, Lawrence, also represents Porter. He said last month that there's no connection between Porter and Hankton.
Following Porter's appearance in the video, the camera pans to Jerod Fedison. Fedison, a convicted felon and former co-defendant in Dorsey's case, has been a suspect in several murders, according to New Orleans police records. He was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison last month on charges similar to that Dorsey pleaded to Wednesday.
In court, unlike in his videos, Dorsey was calm, reserved, soft-spoken. He answered "Yes, ma'am," and "No, ma'am." Gone was the swagger of the hip-hop legend who gained fame as a young teen, an original member of the Hot Boys, a late-1990s rap group with a roster of big-name rappers such as Lil Wayne, Juvenile and Young Turk.
He released countless albums and mix tapes throughout his 15-year career. He became chief executive officer of Chopper City Records, a Metairie-based label. His most recent album, "Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood," came out in December 2009 on Atlantic Records. His manager did not return a request for comment.
Now, he faces a prison stint that could stretch 40 years. He knew this was coming. His court cases have become fodder for his songs. He opines about his legal woes in his song, "Guilty By Association." In it, he expresses the hope that the "feds won't pick up his case" and says he is unfairly targeted.
But it's too late for that now. The next step is his sentencing on March 14. In this case, as in almost any criminal case, a defendant's cooperation is the best way to reduce the length of a prison stint.
Whether he'll do that is unclear. If his music provides a clue, he won't. Here's the way he laid it out in "I Ain't Tellin":
"I won't snitch, never tell, if the law comes and get me, I'm gonna sit my ass in jail." Former Cash Money records artist BG is facing up to 40 years in prison, after pleading guilty to gun and witness tampering charges yesterday (December 7). BG, born Christopher Dorsey, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and witness tampering charges, although prosecutors refused to offer the rapper any type of plea deal.
The rapper acknowledged that he was the owner of several guns that were confiscated from a stolen vehicle, during a traffic stop in November of 2009. During the incident, police recovered found three loaded handguns and two extended magazine clips. In addition to BG, 27-year-old Jerod Fedison and 17-year-old Demounde Pollard were charged in the case.
Police claim that BG and Fedison, who are both convicted felons, pressured Pollard into taking the gun charges, due to his clean criminal record. In May, BG was arrested for his role in persuading Pollard to claim ownership of the guns, hence the witness tampering charge. Fedison recently pleaded guilty to gun and witness tampering charges and was sentenced to a 20-year term. Pollard reportedly cooperated with authorities and received an 30 month sentence.
BG is facing certain jail time and could receive up to 40 years in prison, when he is sentenced on March 14.
The Show - DOB 3 (The Final Cut) ℗ 2011 EGMGLIFESTYLE LLC
01 - Intro ( Flight Watson ) THE SHOW 2:08
02 - Release Therapy THE SHOW 4:06 03 - This Summer (feat. Secret Weapon) THE SHOW 4:33 04 - Shadows (feat. Dy & Bruce Lee) THE SHOW 4:47 05 - Intermission THE SHOW 1:20
06 - Smoking My Kool THE SHOW 4:01 07 - Breakfast In Bed THE SHOW 4:03 08 - The Devil Wears Prada THE SHOW 3:56 09 - Letter To Babydoll (feat. Iris P.) THE SHOW 4:16 10 - Traffic THE SHOW 4:07 11 - Irepeat THE SHOW 4:37
12 - Bug Money (feat. Paasky & Lucci Lou) THE SHOW 4:34 13 - Go Girl (feat. Iris P.) THE SHOW 3:40 14 - The Lifestyle (feat. Mike Taylor) THE SHOW 3:07
15 - Never Get Enough (feat. Dappa) THE SHOW 4:29 16 - Walking Left Field (feat. Y.Luck) THE SHOW 3:46 17 - Live Life (feat. H2 Pro) THE SHOW 5:15