Soul Gorilla Presents Saigon


Saigon Visits Seattle And Is Interviewed By Soul Gorilla As He Discusses His Album, Recording etc.. You Also See Saigon Perform Live And Get A Preview Of His New Single “Gotta Believe” Featuring Just Blaze Getting His T-Pain On And Co-Produced By Kanye West.

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Lupe Freestyling Backstage After Show

And I’m no longer wondering where my dude Lupe is. Chris Brown ruins it for a bit but Mr. Fiasco gets back into it.

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Kanye West Pockets Bout To Get Tapped

Kanyizzle

TMZ reports that songwriter-producer Dayna Staggs (aka D’Mystro) is suing Kanye West and Roc-a-Fella records for copyright infringement. Dude is basically salty that Mr. West didn’t obtain a license to use “Volume of Good Life” for his version. He even takes a jab at Ye’ saying that he was was “only at the age of 6 or 7 years of age” when his song was written.

D’Mystro is also peeved because Kanye’s song “contains vulgar and offensive” images and “harms the reputation” of his much cleaner song. He wants 85% of all world sales of the proceeds from the music that uses his work, though he doesn’t explain how he came up with that number. Kanye’s label hasn’t returned a message seeking comment.

Damn Ye’, I figured a man like yourself would be about the paperwork. Will follow up as story develops.

“The Hustlers Sdtk (Dolla Bill)” – Hiroller

Hiroller

This week Hiroller brings a dedication to hustlers. I know a few of em myself. And not the “hustlers” that work two jobs. I’m talking Crack!!!!

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Pete Rock Sits Down With 247HH.COM

Pete Rock chops it up with 247HipHop on some of his favorite tracks, the art of sampling and Hip Hop.

“Shades” – MJG

MJG

New music from MJG off his soon to released solo LP titled This will be the day. It’s like they (Eightball & MJG) changed there style in exchange for crunk. I miss the old MJG days.

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Brooklyn Rapper Cavlar Slain

Cavlar R.I.P.

Sohh reports that Brooklyn Emcee Cavlar was murdered yesterday in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. Cavlar (born Leval Lyde), 36, was gaining recognition with his “Step Up Your Game” DVDs featuring well-known stars when he met an early demise. According to reports he was leaving Fish & Crustaceans Quality Seafood in Fort Greene at 4:50 p.m. when, as he approached the maroon jaguar owned by his child’s mother, he was shot with a single bullet.

The co-owner of the restaurant, Charles Kearney, saw the whole thing happen. “He fell right in front of me,” Kearny told New York’s Daily News. Reportedly, the rapper had been arguing with the gunman and two men with him, all of whom ran after the shooting. He died at Brooklyn Hospital Center. Lyde’s uncle, Clarence Lamb, called the death “senseless.” “Young people killing each other…is fruitless,” he told the New York Post. “It’s crazy, just crazy.” A cousin who asked not to be identified, said the Lyde was “a kind person, a loving person.”

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Video: “Cappuccino” The Knux

I’ll be late for that as usual but I’m catching up my Dukes. Here’s the video from Cali’s New Orleans own The Knux. Also hooked you up with the Remix after the jump.

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Trilla Bonus Track: “Ridin’ Thru” – Rick Ross

Ross

Here’s a bonus track off Trilla from The Boss.

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Diddy Hocking “NoBitchAssNess” Tee’s

My dude over at Sean John told me they sold $140,000 worth in the first 24 hours….Damn, I’m in the wrong business. One could take that shirt as a shot at Ness…hmmm?