Tag Archives: Mary J Blige

THE WORLD IS TOO BIG

I know people aren’t making these kinds of songs for this round, but I hope a few people still have some enthusiasm this year.  Fingers crossed.

Big Boi – Something’s Gotta Give (feat. Mary J. Blige)

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THE SAGA CONTINUES…

Over the past few days, I discovered a whole slew of pretty awesome new Mary J. Blige songs with features from Beyonce, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, and (most importantly for this post) Nas.  I did a big time double take when the beat for this one kicked in.

Mary J. Blige – Feel Inside (feat. Nas)

Because I’ve listened to this song…… maybe like a jillion times?

Wu-Tang Clan – Triumph

Man that video rules.  I haven’t been able to track down an original sample for that song, which makes me think that maybe RZA just recorded that shit using synths and stuff and whoever produced that Mary J./Nas track just sampled that for their beat.  Could be wrong though, feel free to school me if you’ve got the knowledge I don’t.  Keep a look out for that new Mary J. Blige album too, I think it comes out in just a couple days and it sounds pretty tight to me so far.

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THIS COUNTRY RAP TUNES DOWN HERE, NIGGA

I just read Andrew Noz’s interview with Pimp C from 2007.  I’d recommend reading the whole thing, but I couldn’t help but post this excerpt up, with some links added by me.

N: What do you think causes that divide in hip hop?
C: What causes a motherfucker to just straight up be a hater on these streets? What causes a motherfucker that you went to school with your whole life to want to shoot you and rob you? Jealous, envy, greed, wicked men, deceitful hearts, females with penises. Bitch ass niggas is what causes this shit…  That’s why I see there’s so much division. Let me tell you something man, I don’t hear certain motherfuckers tripping off coasts man. If niggas having money I don’t hear them dissing the south. I was just on the phone with Cam’ron. Cam’ron ain’t trippin on the south. Cam’ron’s opening up a record company in the south. I don’t hear him complaining. I don’t hear Jay-Z on his record dissing the south. I don’t hear Fat Joe dissing the south, in fact I see Fat Joe embracing our sound. I don’t hear Scarface on records talking shit about the west coast. I don’t hear real niggas on the west coast like WC or Ice Cube dissing the east or the south. It be pussy motherfuckers with this bullshit. They keep saying “You niggas fucking up hip hop.” Man let me tell you something, everytime a man spit a rap, don’t make them records hip hop records, we making country rap tunes down here. And everybody want to be mad at D4L and Dem Franchize Boys. Guess what man? What’s the difference between them records and [Rappin’ Duke’s] “Da Ha Da Ha”?

N: It’s just party music.
C: Exactly. What’s the difference man? What you so mad about? We need different genres of this music so that it can keep expanding and so that it can stay at the forefront and we can keep eating. It’s got to change. Everything can’t be ice water and cool, everything can’t be hardcore all the time, everything can’t be one tempo. We need different genres of this thing called rap. Mary J. Blige is just as much hip hop as Notorious BIG as King Tee was as Rodney O and Joe Cooley.

UGK – Quit Hatin’ the South

Better yet, maybe we can just quit hatin in general.  RIP Pimp C

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