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Casting a female for the new "AMONGST FRIENDS X 
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Amongst Friends is searching for the female to be star in their latest video. The model will be modeling their latest boot dropping Fall 2011. 


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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO NAS's "ILLMATIC" 17 YEARS. MY FAVORITE RAPPER AND ALBUM OF ALL TIME.




Illmatic is the debut album of American rapper Nas, released April 19, 1994, on Columbia Records. Following his signing to Columbia with the help of MC Serch, recording sessions for the album took place during 1992 to 1993 at Chung King StudiosD&D Recording, Battery Studios, and Unique Recording Studios in New York City. Its production was handled by Nas, Large ProfessorPete RockQ-TipL.E.S., and DJ Premier. Stylistically a hardcore hip hop album, Illmatic features Nas's multi-syllabic internal rhyme patterns expressing inner city lyrical themes and narratives based on his native Queensbridge, New York.
Upon its release, the album debuted at number 12 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 59,000 copies in its first week. However, its initial sales fell below expectations and its five singles failed to achieve significant chart success. While it experienced initial low sales, Illmatic received positive reviews from most music critics upon its release and earned praise for its lyrical content, production, and Nas's lyricism. On January 17, 1996, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, and in 2001, it earned platinum certification after shipments of one million copies in the United States.
Since its initial reception, the album has been recognized by writers and music critics as a landmark album in East Coast hip hop. It contributed to the regional scene's artistic renaissance in New York, while marking an influential, stylistic change in hip hop at the time. Its influence on subsequent hip hop artists has been attributed to the album's production and Nas's rapping. Several writers have cited Illmatic as one of the quintessential hip hop recordings and one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. In 2003, the album was ranked number 400 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.


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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

THE NEWEST MIXTAPE FROM STRICTLY LIVE'S OWN @DJDIZONE "POSTIN UP" HIP-HOP #26. FREE DOWNLOAD


1.KUSH – DR DRE & SNOOP DOGG
2.MOMENT FOR LIFE – NICKI MINAJ & DRAKE
3.HEY MUMA – CAMRON & VADO
4.FEEL FREE – RICKY BLAZE & NICKIE MINAJ
5.WE KEEP IT ROCKIN – MAINO, JADAKISS & JOELL ORTIZ
6.I DON’T DESERVE YOU – LLOYD BANKS  & JEREMIH
7.HELL OF A LIFE -  KANYE WEST
8.EVEN DEEPER – RICK ROSS
9.6’ 7” – LIL WAYNE
10.FIRE FLAME – BIRDMAN & LIL WAYNE
11.LOOK AT ME NOW – CHRIS BROWN & BUSTA RHYMES
12.ALL OF THE LIGHTS – KANYE WEST & RIHANNA
13.BLAZIN – NICKI MINAJ & KANYE WEST
14.RACKS – Y.C.
15.WELCOME TO MY HOOD – DJ KHALED
16.HUSTLE HARD – ACE HOOD & RICK ROSS
17.MADE MEN – RICK ROSS & DRAKE
18.COKE, DOPE, CRACK, SMACK – J-DOE & BUSTA RHYMES
19.WET – SNOOP DOGG
20.NO HANDS – WAKA FLACKA
21.PERFECT DAY – JIM JONES
22.WHOS THAT CHICK – RIHANNA, DAVID GUETTA & FATMAN SCOOP
23.2GETHER – ROGER SANCHEZ & FAR EAST MOVEMENT
24.S&M – RIHANNA
25.TONIGHT – ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
26.GET YA AZZ UP – DJ CLASS & FATMAN SCOOP
27.ASS ON THE FLOOR – DIRTY MONEY & DIDDY


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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

R.I.P TO ONE OF THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME CHRISTOPHER WALLACE (NOTORIOUS B.I.G) AND MY FAVORITE RAPPER NAS.








Nas  Biggie - Goodfellas (Live)  1995
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A Must Read!!! Nas & B.I.G Had Beef????

“Y’all don’t know about my Biggie wars/ Who you thought ‘Kick in the Door’ was for?/ But that’s my heart, Y’all still trippin off that Jigga sh*t…” – Nas, “Last Real N***a Alive”
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The people of BronxRap.com new about this beef long time ago…But this is for all the heads that didn’t know….We’re just tryin to keep you abreast…L Boogzz
Words by Jesse Hagen
This lyric and the whole song really (which I talked about earlier in my “King Without a Crown” post), pulled back the curtain to reveal a lot of what Nas had been going through since he burst onto the scene with Illmatic. Up until “Last Real N***a Alive,” speculation about a beef between Nas and Biggie hadn’t really been considered.
Though Nas and Biggie never had an official major-label track recorded together during Big’s lifetime, it wasn’t assumed that the two were at odds with each other. In a behind-the-scenes feud, that involved a lot of industry politics: Nas was pulled into a beef that was already going on between Raekwon and Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang clan and the Notorious B.I.G. One that is noted by Nas:
“BIG was ahead of his time, him and Raekwon my n***as/ But dig it, they couldn’t get along/That’s when Ghostface said it on the Purple tape/ Bad Boy biting Nas album come awake/ BIG told me Rae was stealing my slang/ And Rae told me out in Shaolin BIG would do the same thing.”
The beef between Rae and Big came from Rae feeling slighted that Biggie was blowing up so big in 1994 and taking Raekwon’s place as the “rotund rapper that embodied the voice of New York.” Ghostface and Raekwon then created a famous mixtape that was released on a purple cassette which is what Nas is referring to. Ghost criticizes Biggie for stealing his album cover concept on 94’s Ready to Die, which shows a young Christopher Wallace, and is indeed much reminiscent of Nas’s cover for Illmatic, which shows a young Nasir Jones. There is also a threat to throw bleach in Big’s eyes, a line that Big took and used back against Raekwon on “Kick in the Door”
Nas appeared on “Verbal Intercourse” with Raekwon and Ghostface off of Raekwon’s 1995 release Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. The disc also featured a skit called “Shark N****s (Biters),” in which Ghostface and Raekwon are supposedly talking about how Big bit his ideas, flow, and style from Raekwon and others.
To Biggie, it must have looked like Nas had been backing Raekwon in the beef because of his famous guest appearance on Cuban Linx. This coupled with Nas’s refusal to appear on Jay-z’s Reasonable Doubt, showed Biggie that Nas was possibly going against him socially.
A little after OB4CL dropped, Nas started putting some subliminals in his songs. “The Message” off of It Was Written, includes a line that says “Illmatic…/ Y’all fake n***as trying to copy.” On the same album, Nas has a song called “Shootouts,” that includes a cautionary tale about someone named ‘Frank.’ (Biggie’s alias was ‘Frank White’). Nas also made a remix to “Affirmative Action,” that talks about how he feels that Biggie was coming for his spot. Some of the older songs that Nas included on The Lost Tapes also contain a few subliminals that could be aimed at Big (especially on “Everybody’s Crazy” and “No Ideas Original”).
Biggie replied with a few verses that contained subliminal jabs aimed at Nas. Nas says on “Last Real N***a Alive,” that “Kick in the Door,” was about him. The track contains a few subliminals that could be about Nas, but is mostly aimed at Raekwon and Jeru the Damaja. Some of the subliminals in “Kick in the Door:” After the beat drops, Big says “This goes out to you,” with “you” being said 10 times… a potential reference to the 9 members of Raekwon’s Wu-Tang Clan plus Nas? Unlikely, as Biggie collaborated with Method Man for “The What” on Ready to Die, and RZA has a production credit for “Long Kiss Goodnight” on Life After Death, but who knows for sure if the 10 “This goes out to you,” lines are meaningful.
“Your reign on the top was short like leprechauns,” in 1997, no East Coast MC was shining like Biggie was. Nas especially hadn’t recorded another classic after Illmatic and he had begun his decent from “Top Ten to not mentioned at all,” that Jay-z would later reference in battle. This was also an important line in Biggie’s seizing of the New York crown, which Nas could have potentially been holding at that point due to Illmatic.
“I’m done with them/ Son, I’m surprised you run with them,” This could be a clear shot at Nas, based off of Biggie’s suspicion that Nas chose Raekwon and Ghost’s side in the beef.
“This goes out to those that choose to use disrespectful views on the King of NY,” Big’s pretty self explanatory, dedicating the song to anyone he feel has disrespected him, (ie: Nas, Jeru, Ghostface and Raekwon).
There may be a slight case for “Kick in the Door” being aimed at Nas, but the line that really goes at Nas is found on “Victory” off of Puff Daddy’s No Way Out, where B.I.G. says: “Your Fam/ Destiny lays in my hands/ Gat lays at my waist” Nas’s daughter is named Destiny and since Biggie says “your fam,” the line is pretty obviously directed at Nas.
It seems in the end that Nas was more on the offense for this feud. Big shot back a little, but it never erupted into something that spun out of control

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

CHECK OUT THIS RECORDING ARTIST STEPHEN MICHAEL THIS DUDE IS DOPEEE. HAS WORKED WITH TONS OF ARTIST. REMEMBER WERE YOU SAW THIS FIRST. THANKS GAB.


The term “recording artist” is thrown around very loosely in these times.  It seems like everybody raps or sings today. Everyone is looking for that big break, or their 15 minutes of fame.  Stephen Michael refuses to use the term “recording artist” because he offers much more.
Stephen Michael can sing, yes. He can also rap, who doesn’t? What sets Stephen apart from almost every other “recording artist” in the industry, is his amazing gift of lyric and melody.  Unlike many recording artists today, Stephen can write songs of all genres.  His lyrics always hit so close to home, which is why so many people have grown to fall in love with his music.  When asked why he felt people were so receptive of his music, he replied by simply saying “People just want to be able to relate. They want to know that they are not going through a certain situation alone, and that someone else has felt like that before”.
As if singing, rapping, and songwriting were not enough, Stephen also mixes, masters, and vocal arranges all of his songs.  He was blessed with a ear for “hit records” and hears things that the average “artist” just isn’t capable of hearing.  “I don’t know how to explain it” Stephen said. “I feel as if a beat to me, is like a blank canvas to a painter. The average painter may not know where to start, but Picasso knew exactly what needed to be done. He saw it before he did it.”
Stephen’s music is timeless and has no expiration date. It’s not based on an era, fad, or trend.  It is music that can be listened to many years from now, and still be interpreted the way it was meant to be interpreted the day it was written.

DOWN BELOW R THE PPL HE HAS WRITTEN FOR  OR SHARED STAGE WITH:

Up to this point in his career, Stephen has been fortunate to work on songs which have featured the artists:
T-Pain, Snoop Dog, Bobby Valentino, Yung Joc, Joel Madden (Good Charlotte), Mario Winans, Billy Idol, Robbie Williams, Scott Storch, Ya Boy, Donnie Klang and Carmine Gotti.

PPL HE SHARED THE STAGED WITH BELOW:

He has also shared the stage with household names such as Backstreet Boys, Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Clarkson, Jesse McCartney, Gwen Stefani, Akon, Shontelle, Kool and the Gang, Day 26, Simple Plan, Rob Thomas, Gavin Degraw, Wynter Gordon, D.J Class, and Donnie Klang.











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