In Search Of 2pac

So you want to be Tupac? Well here’s your chance. Visit www.InSearchOfTupac.com for Morgan Creek Productions &Skee.TV/Karmaloop.TV online casting for the 2pac bio flick.

“We’re looking for someone with the right mix of raw charm and charisma for the role,” says producer David Robinson. “At this point, we’re more concerned about finding someone with the ability to give their entire heart into the performance than just looks and personality.”

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Mikkey Halsted explains Exorcist

Mikkey takes some time out to explain the lyrics of “Exorcist”. I wish more rappers would take the time to do this. Less confusion, less barbershop talk.

First of all, I wanna say thanks to all those who have supported the release of my first official single “Exorcist” produced by No ID. As I read the comments on the blogs and sites, I see that a lot of people think I was taking personal shots at certain rappers…but let me take the time to put those rumors to rest. Exorcist isn’t about anyone personally. It’s about hip-hop as a whole.

I feel that before hip-hop was concerned with validation from Radio and Awards Shows it was in a much purer form. I feel like the internet boom and all of the sites and blogs are helping to give dope artists a platform to restore the balance. Yet and still, it’s uneven.

Think about it, in a landscape where labels hold radio spins so sacred, how can the Tribe Called Quest’s and Ice Cube’s of today be heard on a national mainstream level? Imagine if hip-hop was in the state that it’s in now back during Hip-hop’s golden years.

Would Ice Cube and NWA have gotten deals? What about Nas? Would they have said Illmatic didn’t have a radio record with legs? Would Tribe have got signed? X-Clan? Would the label ask Public Enemy to give them a radio smash? Would the we have gotten to know about and enjoy Black Moon, Lord Finesse and Big L? What if a young Common Sense was trying to get signed in today’s hip-hop climate? Would he get a deal, or would he be told that he needed a hit? I think you get my point.

Hip-hop never need validation from the establishment to be dope. Remember when only hip-hop like Mc Hammer and Young Mc were winning Grammys? How many grammys did GangStarr win? Did we care? We knew Gangstarr was light years better than Young Mc, right?

I’m happy that hip-hop has grown and song’s like Jay-Z’s “DOA” produced by my buddy No ID can take home the hardware now. But as a whole, are the new Public Enemies and NWA’s of the world being lost in the label shuffle? What do you think?

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STAR & BUC WILD: The Gay Rapper Theory

Star drops some game on people about the Gay Rapper Theory… This guy was meant to do this.

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House Shoes speaks on the Charles Hamilton

SMH… Detroit’s hip hop ambassador to the world, DJ House Shoes, speaks on Charles Hamilton falsely claiming J DIlla executive produced his upcoming album.

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Jay-Z Interview 6/8 With Angie Martinez On Hot 97

Jay-Z Taking Over Summer Jam

Here’s Angies interview with Jay-Z going on now on Hot 97 Live. I’ll continue to update the mp3′s as they come out and after the jump you can stream live. That part I totally swagger jacked from Nation, don’t kill me. LOL) Props to Miss Info, Nahright & Rap Radar

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 x Part 5 via 2DB

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Ill Doctrine on Asher Roth and the Racial Crossroads

Smooth speaks on the whole Asher racial stuff…

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Chingy Sleeps With A Transsexual

Title of the video is self explanatory. If this is true son stay losing. Fire!!!

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YES WE CAN……Drop 3 Albums In One Year

Outkast

So it seems in a sit down with MTV, Big Boi has promised the fans 3 (yeah you’re reading that number correct) albums to be released from Outkast next year. First will be Big Boi’s Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty in January, followed by 3 Stacks album in February & then the group album after. If any of this actually happens then ’09 will be a great year for Hip-Hop.

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Michael Eric Dyson Is Writing A Book On NaS’ ‘Illmatic’

Illmatic

So it seems that yet another prominent black author, Michael Eric Dyson, is writing a book on one of Hip-Hop’s greatest albums, Illmatic. I don’t know what insight he’s going to give, outside of what NaS himself has already given. We’ll see what this leads to.

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JoJo Falls Flat On His Face During Concert

Now I don’t know what is going on with our black entertainers but thsi look drug related. Here’s K-Ci and JoJo performing at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney. As they performed “All My Life”, JoJo passes out on stage. Now the argument from the groups side is that JoJo is epileptic. I can believe that but these two have had to many crackish incidents. Judge for yourself my Dukes.

Update: Added an interview with K-Ci did with Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg this morning after the jump.

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